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ON DUTY 24/7 AND LOVING IT BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF LACOMBE — The measure of a truly effective police force may be that its citizens can take it for granted. However, that doesn’t mean the police can ever become complacent, says Steve Murray, chief of a police force created in 1900 for the fledgling Village of Lacombe. Siding 12 on the rail line connecting Edmonton and Calgary was a bustling prairie crossroads during the late 19th century, when new homesteaders were seeking their claims and the province that would become Alberta was still a part of the Northwest Territories. Various rail lines intersected at the site and it lay alongside the C&E Trail, forerunner of Hwy 2. The 17 members of the Lacombe Police still walk the same beat 113 years later, watching for trouble in the shadows of buildings that were erected as the small village, established in 1896, grew to a city of nearly 12,000 people today. Throughout those years, Lacombe Police have never lost a member in the line of duty, nor has there been a homicide within municipal limits in the 27 years since Aug. 13, 1986, when Ron Nowichin found the body of his 20-year-old wife, Loreen, in the attic of their home. Investigators found no solid leads at the time and the case was reopened last year but remains unsolved, says Murray. While Lacombe’s police may not be overburdened with major crime, they have a history that can best be described as colourful, says Bob Huff, a citizen at large on the Lacombe Police Commission.

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Site selected for Lacombe Police’s new home BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Lacombe Police Service will be getting a new home. City council approved a site selection committee’s recommendation to mark out space in Michener Park for a new police station. A new site was needed because the existing station is cramped and substandard. It has no access for people

with disabilities, is not in a good location to reach major transportation routes and has security issues. The new station will be a singlestorey building with additional work spaces, meeting and training areas, storage, interviewing, exhibit, victims assistance, community consultation and cell space. Police Chief Steve Murray said the department has been at its current location at 5211 50th Ave. since the 1950s and the 16-member force and five civilian staffers need more room.

“We have adequate space for staff. We don’t have adequate space for storage. We have no meeting rooms or training facilities,” he said, adding parking for officers, staff and the public is also in short supply. The four cells are also outdated and would not meet modern security requirements, he said. “We need to stay current with the times.” Now that a site has been chosen, conceptual and preliminary design work will begin and a budget created. Construction is expected to start in

2015. Murray said the size and configuration of the building will be decided upon after consulting with officers, the public and groups that work with police such as victim’s services. “Police services are becoming more integrated with the community,” he said. But there is no meeting spaces available in the station to meet with local groups. “(The new station) gives us a chance for a made-in-Lacombe solution in terms of what’s going to be best.”


POLICE: ‘Policing is about partnerships’ Members started packing .357 Magnum handguns in the mid-1970s after successful lobby efforts by then police chief Orest Schur, who felt that the .38-calibre pistols they had been issued did not provide effective firepower. The true burden of packing heavy heat came to bear on a December night in 1992, when citizens stepped up to help a lone police officer chase down a pair of teenaged suspects. Recounting the event later on, Const. Darcy Kuhn told the Advocate that he felt encumbered by heavy gear, including “20 pounds of gun and ammunition” in the six-block chase. One citizen was able to catch one of the suspects while a second citizen pointed Kuhn to the other suspect’s hiding place. The heavy revolvers were replaced later by 10-mm Glocks, which are much lighter and can be equipped with a 15-round clip. Lacombe Police have also exchanged their shotguns for light rifles that are safer among crowds, says Const. Bryan Zens, son of former chief Bill Zens. Schur’s legendary exploits as police chief came to an abrupt end in 1985, just as he was preparing for retirement, over allegations that he had failed to report key details arising from a shooting incident involving one of his officers. The police commission fired the chief after finding him guilty of deceit, neglect in the care and handling of exhibits, and neglect in the care and handling of drugs. Represented by Red Deer lawyer Herbert Fielding, Schur steadfastly held that he was unaware of the incident that brought rise to the charges. However, he was unsuccessful in subsequent attempts to be reinstated and clear his name. The Lacombe Police Commission felt they had found a suitable replacement in 1986, when they promoted veteran street cop Gordon Rear to lead the force. Interviewed by the Advocate shortly after his promotion, Lacombe’s new police chief compared policing in Lacombe to living in a fishbowl. “In a town like Lacombe, there are eight police watching 6,000 people — and 6,000 people watching eight police,” he told reporter Lynn McDowell. Seven years later, in the spring of 1993, Rear lost his job at about the same time as he was charged with assault in connection with an off-duty attack on a teenager at the Lacombe Hotel. Bob Jenkins, who was secretary of the police commission, said at the time that Rear’s dismissal had nothing to do with the brawl, but that he had been let go after a routine performance review. Rear pleaded guilty to assault in Lacombe provincial court that fall and was fined $350. Defence counsel Andy Advani said Rear had taken offence and lost his temper when the teenager made a sarcastic remark about a handgun that had been stolen from his house. Losing two police chiefs in a row was the trigger that led Lacombe town council to decide whether it should continue with its own police force or sign a contract with the RCMP, says Judy Gordon, who was mayor at the time. Gordon still believes council made the right decision in choosing to maintain and support its own police force, pointing to their good working relationship with the RCMP. Lacombe Police have a mutual aid agreement for major incidents and are also able to use RCMP equipment and resources that the city could not afford on its own, says Gordon. Over the past 20 years, Lacombe Police have focused on community policing as a preventive measure, stepping in front of crime as much as possible so fewer resources must be expended on chasing


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Lacombe Police Constables Michelle Wilzer (left) and Dave Barsness walk the beat in the city centre, on streets their forebears have walked and patrolled since 1900. Wilzer says Lacombe officers take pride in knowing their beats and being able to predict what’s going to happen almost before it happens. criminals, say both Murray and Huff. A key element in that philosophy has been the establishment of school resource officers, supported by the city, Lacombe County and the Wolf Creek School Board, says Huff, a former social studies teacher and owner of the historic Puffer Chung building in the city centre. Besides relieving teaching staff of having to deal with criminal complaints inside the school system, the school resource officer plays an integral role in establishing positive relationships with young people and may even help encourage some of them to seek careers in policing, says Huff. Former school resource officer Bryan Zens, now assigned to other duties, says he took special pleasure in having a chocolate Lab puppy as his partner in the program, raising and training her on the job as a drug specialist. Over the three years that Koda worked with Zens in the schools, she was never intended for enforcement, but as a deterrent for students who were all aware that she was being trained to sniff for drugs. Students who were hesitant to engage with a police officer warmed quickly to the dog and, on those occasions when he chose to leave her in the truck, would demand that he bring her inside. There is no way to measure the success of a program aimed at preventing crime, says Huff. Chatting in the alley with members of the Lacombe Police, Huff at first has trouble recognizing one of his former Lacombe Composite High School students. “Take off your hat,” he says, smiling broadly and reaching forward for a handshake when he recognizes Const. Dave Barsness. That kind of connection between the community and the police is what makes it work and it’s what makes working in Lacombe so much different than working for the RCMP, says Murray, who was a Mountie posted in Drayton Valley before moving to

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Lacombe about 16 years ago. “Policing is more than just a line in a budget. It’s about quality of service. It’s about community commitment. It’s about partnerships. I think we just are given the ability to make those things happen.” He says the key difference for him and the officers he leads is the investment they have made in choosing to make a permanent home in Lacombe. “Somebody once gave me the analogy about who washes a rented car? You drive the crap out of it, you get it very dirty and you hand it back, right? “As soon as it becomes your home, your outlook completely changes, because now you have a vested interest. Now, your kids are growing up there, you’re going to be interacting with the community and families in a whole different way, and you know that relationship is going to last a long time. “I actually wanted to come here. It’s a great location. Lacombe’s a beautiful community. I love its old buildings and its tree-lined streets. I love that fact that it’s really geared towards families and a lifestyle that I think is enviable.” Murray believes the fact that Lacombe’s municipal police are able to provide 24-hour service, seven days a week, should be considered a drawing card for economic development in the city. He then points to the virtually seamless relationship between the police and the citizens, including the various ways police officers interact with the community when they’re off duty. For example, there’s a BMX track at the north side of the city, built largely through the efforts of former police chief Gary Leslie. Leslie wanted to see the track developed as a means of providing healthy activity for the city’s youth, says Murray. BMX racing is not as popular as it was in the past, he says. But putting those kids on their bikes and giving them a place to play is just one more way of keeping them busy, healthy and out of trouble.

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Downtown Business Association accepting Santa Claus parade applications The Red Deer Downtown Business Association is now accepting applications for the 2013 Santa Claus parade. The parade, presented by Stantec and organized by the association, is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, kicking off the annual Festival of Trees. Other festivities on Nov. 16 include family activities in City Hall Park at 4 p.m. and a light show after the parade at the Old Court House followed up by the lighting of the festival’s biggest Christmas tree. This year, Bilton Welding and Manufacturing is providing cash awards to the “brightest and best” float. First place takes $2,000, second takes $1,500 and third wins $1,000. The People’s Choice Award is $500. Closing date for entries is Oct. 31. For a parade application form, visit or call 403-340-8696.

Theft charges withdrawn against Innisfail man Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. The Crown prosecutor withdrew four charges of theft over $5,000 on Oct. 7 against Allister Loughlin, 49. A preliminary hearing was to have been held on Friday. Loughlin had been accused of bilking about $1 million from four people. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges. The Crown prosecutor’s office said the charges were withdrawn because it was determined it was not appropriate to continue the criminal prosecution.

Drug trial to begin next summer Sylvan Lake residents arrested in a drug raid on June 15 will go to trial next summer. Donald Lubianesky, 53, and Shawna Mucci, 43, are jointly charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin (magic) mushrooms for trafficking. They were charged after police seized drugs with an estimated value of $16,000, along with drug paraphernalia and about $3,600 in cash, while searching a house on 52nd Street in Sylvan Lake. Lubianesky and Mucci have pleaded not guilty to charges of possession for trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. They are scheduled for trial in Red Deer provincial court on July 14 and 15.

Murder trial date still unknown A new trial date has yet to be set for the man accused of killing an Olds College student after an incident outside a bar in the late summer of 2010. Jeffrey Kevin Leinen, 27, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 14 years in connection with an incident outside the Texas Mickey Bar in Olds during the early hours of Oct. 29, 2010. Olds RCMP alleged at the time that college stu-

Calgary man wanted in stabbing of estranged wife arrested: police CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they have arrested a man wanted in the death of his estranged wife and the serious injury of a second woman. James Allan Christians, who is 65, was picked up at a gas station in the city’s southwest. He is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. Carmel Leah Christians, who was 55, was stabbed to death and a female friend she was staying with was seriously injured in an attack on Wednesday. Documents show Carmel Christians had gone to court to get a protection order. She had testified at a hearing Sept. 3 that her husband punched her in the face and tried to strangle her. She also testified that he poured gasoline in front of her and threatened to burn their house down. She told the court that even with a restraining order, she feared for her life. James Christians was ordered not to be within 500 metres of her.

Zookeeper bitten by gorilla at Calgary Zoo, Occupational Health investigates CALGARY — A female zookeeper has been bitten on the finger by a gorilla at the Calgary Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Laurie Skene said the employee was receiving medical treatment but wouldn’t say how badly injured the person was or the type of animal involved. However, those details were provided by Lisa Glover of Occupational Health and Safety, which is investigating the incident. Skene says the zookeeper was working outside a cage and the animal was inside. The zoo has had recurring problems with staff and its lowland gorilla exhibit, including leaving doors open in the apes’ enclosure. Earlier this month the zoo announced that two employees were disciplined over a door incident a few weeks ago that allowed six gorillas to escape into a kitchen



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Catholic school board defers to AHS on HPV vaccine BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Girls in the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division will be able to receive the vaccine protecting against HPV in their schools beginning in 2014. At its October board meeting, the local Catholic school board gave its support to an immunization policy that states that Alberta Health Services will be able to administer HPV and other vaccines in the division’s schools. Whereas the division has served as an intermediary, delivering Alberta Health Services vaccination information to students, it will now have AHS directly distributing information to parents and guardians. The decision to consent to any immunization will remain a parental responsibility. Board chair Adriana LaGrange said Friday that vaccines are a health issue and the board is happy to defer to AHS and those with the proper health-care knowledge to distribute information on any and all vaccines. She said the board wanted to make it clear that it does not endorse any vaccine. “We were looking at it as an opportunity to be proactive. It’s something that we looked at from the very beginning that there was a gap in our policy regarding all vaccines and the HPV (vaccine) just brought it a little more to light,” said LaGrange. After Alberta became the last province in Canada to make HPV vaccines available to girls in Grade 5 in 2008, the Catholic board initially voted to allow the vaccine to be administered in its schools, with parental consent. But one month later, after eight Alberta bishops released a letter calling the vaccine into question and suggesting it could promote promiscuity among girls, the board unanimously rescinded the motion. Human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause a number of cancers, the most common being cervical cancer. The vaccination can help prevent up to 70 per cent of viral infections that can lead to cervical cancer and up to 90 per cent of those that cause genital warts. Over the last five years, however, the board has provided information on where vaccinations can be had to any parents seeking them for their children. Thus, LaGrange said she does not see the policy as a big shift, but she did acknowledge that there has been some rethinking of the vaccine. “It’s something that we’ve wrestled with before . . . We are an educational body, not a medical body. So if the medical profession is endorsing this, Health Canada has endorsed it, etc., etc., that is information parents need to take into account when they make their informed decisions for their children.” The policy does state, however, that the division maintains the option to review the delivery of vaccines. The board will contact bishops, and if they opt to provide moral guidance on the issue, that information too will be passed on to parents and guardians. Red Deer family physician Maureen McCall heralded the board’s decision, saying it will greatly increase the number of girls who get immunized. Statistics from the first year the virus was offered in Red Deer public schools showed that there was a 55 per cent uptake from girls who could receive the vaccine in-school, versus a 13 per cent uptake among those who had to go to health clinics to get it. She said the vaccine is very safe and quite effective, and there is nothing to suggest it encourages increased promiscuity or risky behaviour. While she said the best way to prevent the acquisition of all sexually transmitted infections, including HPV, is through abstinence, and while she encouraged the bishops to provide moral guidance, she compared the vaccination to safe drivers wearing seatbelts. LaGrange, who is running for trustee re-election in Monday’s municipal election, said new candidates running for the board sat in on the meeting where the policy was approved and she expects that whoever forms the new board after the vote that the policy will remain. She said implementation will come as early as early 2014. HPV Canada’s website lists five other divisions in Alberta — including St. Thomas Aquinas, covering Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin — that do now allow the vaccine’s deliverance.

the days, the bank goes down. It takes numerous years before you get to 120 days. “A lot of health-care contracts don’t have provisions for short-term disability,” Davediuk said. Pay for main holidays were also maintained with some improvements for part-time staff. Votes were held at each of the eight Extendicare worksites between Oct. 3 and 16. Red Deer members voted on Oct. 4. Davediuk said there was a very strong turnout and the contract received a strong majority vote. Extendicare ratified the recommendations on Oct. 2.


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Union members at eight Extendicare seniors care facilities, including in Red Deer, have ratified settlement recommendations made by a government-imposed Disputes Inquiry Board in September. Human Services Minister Dave Hancock handed down a Disputes Inquiry Board on July 5 ,just hours after the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) served strike notice when the employer backed out of mediation on July 4. “The inquiry report addressed a number of the key issues that our people were looking for in moving their contract towards what they believe is the provincial standard that Alberta Health Services pays and funds people like Extendicare, and that was critical,” AUPE negotiator Kevin Davediuk said on Friday. The agreement affects

1,200 AUPE members who work as licensed practical nurses, health care aides and general support staff in Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Athabasca and Mayerthorpe. The two-year contract gives employees a minimum three per cent salary increase per year. During bargaining for a three-year contract, Extendicare had offered a zero increase in the first year, one per cent in the second and two per cent in the third. Davediuk said the report also ruled in the union’s favour to maintain the 120-day sick leave plan. Extendicare wanted it reduced to 14 days. He said the plan gives full-time employees approximately 18 sick days a year and allows them to eventually bank up to 120 unused days to be used in lieu of a shortterm disability plan. “It’s like a sick-time banking system that keeps rolling forward. But if you get sick or need to use some of





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Sorting out mayor contenders Congratulations to all five Red Deer mayoral candidates in this municipal election for demonstrating the personal commitment, sacrifice and courage needed to throw their hats in the proverbial big ring. I particularly applaud the three new hopefuls to the civic governance table: William Horn, Chad Mason and Dennis Trepanier, who all comported themselves with dignified endeavour and legitiVESNA mately competiHIGHAM tive campaigns leading to Monday’s vote. While we owe a debt of gratitude to each of these individuals, I respectfully submit that the race for Red Deer’s chief elected office is realistically a two-person affair between Cindy Jefferies and Tara Veer. The other three, while earnest and genuine, lack sufficient political experience and hands-on municipal understanding to lead out in the complex climate of challenges and issues facing our growing city — notwithstanding their excellent backgrounds and well-


run campaigns. Recently, someone shared with me something that precisely echoed my own musings relative to Jefferies and Veer: both are intelligent, competent, articulate, accomplished, politically savvy women with solid roots and connections in our community. Each understands the inner workings of municipal government and either would be without question an exemplary ambassador of our fair city. So how do we as voters distinguish between them on election day? Great question. Challenging answer. Comparing election brochures, websites and public speeches, they seem fairly indistinguishable, each professing commitment to virtually the same fundamental civic aspirations we all share. They’re both eminently qualified and deserving of the mayor’s chair in their own right. Where you find divergence between the two is in their public record. Over the past nine years as councillors, Jefferies and Veer have spearheaded, spoken about and voted on numerous civic issues that collectively give us a sense of their core values and vision for the future — on everything from environmental, social, artistic and cultural issues to infrastructure, policing, community redevelopment and bike lanes. Veer’s record reveals her to be decidedly right-leaning philosophically,

an advocate of debt-reduction and fiscal/social conservatism, with a strong commitment to local grassroots governance and community consultation. Jefferies’s record reveals her to be decidedly more left-leaning philosophically, fiscally and socially liberal-minded, with a stronger reliance on globally-influenced decision making. She also advocates a business case approach for municipal debt financing. Neither approach is inherently right or wrong — but they are manifestly different. Whom to choose on election day depends on your personal weltanschauung or world view. Most candidates can look good on paper or in a forum during an election cycle, promising the same high-minded principles and policies that warmly resonate with the core values we all share and seek after in a civic leader. In examining the record, however, we form some picture of the different leadership and governance styles these two might bring to the mayor’s chair going forward. The hottest-button issue dominating the local landscape this past year has been the bike lanes debate. While on its own a comparatively minor issue in the broad spectrum of municipal responsibilities, bike lanes have galvanized this community in a manner we’ve not seen in the two decades I’ve lived here.

The people have elevated this issue beyond mere bikes and lanes, into one of elected accountability and civic responsiveness to the public will. It’s become a lightning rod for the voice of the people being heard and respected. On this issue, Veer has gone on record both speaking and voting against the ambitious pilot project at every stage, citing the need for greater communication and public consultation along the way. By comparison, Jefferies has supported the project throughout its various stages, having stated for the record that bikes lanes are often met with strong opposition at first, but over time people in various communities have come to accept and embrace them. While this is certainly no issue on which to base an entire vote, it does give us some indication of their different leadership styles, and what we might expect from each of them down the road. The best predictor of future behaviour in public service has typically been one’s existing record as a public servant. Reflecting on the public record informs our decision, but at the end of the day, we must also trust our instincts in this, our democratic right and responsibility to choose. Vesna Higham is a local lawyer, former Red Deer city councillor and a freelance columnist.

Take the muzzle off scientists What do internationally renowned scientist David Suzuki, outspoken members of the Canadian science community and the New York Times editorial board all have in common? They don’t trust Prime Minister Stephen Harper. All three have joined a growing outcry demanding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline be scrapped because they fear that any controversial environmental impact will be carefully groomed by Harper before the water-downed version is made public. At the heart of the issue is the federal government’s policy that no scientific findings RICK on any sensitive matters will ZEMANEK be made public until edited by a federal board of censorship. Harper has muzzled the Canadian science community. And his policies, say critics, are meant to accommodate big business. This policy, viewed by many as a serious violation against the public’s right to know when the environment is at stake, has spirited Suzuki, Canadian scientists and the New York Times to question Harper’s credibility in handling this massive pipeline proposal. And Harper’s recent approach to the issue, telling U.S. investors at a gathering in New York that he won’t take no for an answer on the proposal, further raises questions. “My view is that you don’t take no for an answer,” Harper said. “If we were to get that (refusal), that won’t be final. This won’t be final until it’s approved and we will keep pushing forward.” Suzuki and two other Canadian environmental activists challenged that assertion recently at a meeting in the U.S., telling members of Congress and representatives from the State Department that Harper can’t be trusted. The trio said the impact of the pipeline, which would link Alberta’s oilsands to refineries in Texas, will never be known because Harper has denied Canadians input on the expansion of the energy-rich area by muzzling federal government scientists. “This (Canadian) government has systematically been suppressing the ability of our scientists to speak up,” Suzuki was quoted by CBC. “Government scientists, paid by our tax dollars, are not allowed to speak to the press without first being vetted through the prime minister’s office.” He said Canadians aren’t getting the sciencebased evidence they need to make big decisions. “This is, I think, is a critical crisis for Canada. ... I think it’s important that America understands the limit of what our so-called leaders are telling them.” Harper might be having some success selling the pipeline idea to U.S. politicians and investors, but the New York Times’ editorial board isn’t buying the sale’s pitch. In March, the Times urged the Obama administration to scrap the pipeline proposal, citing the “gag order” imposed on Canadian scientists. “Over the last few years, the government of Canada — led by Stephen Harper — has made it harder and harder for publicly financed scientists to communicate with the public and with other scientists,” read an editorial. “There was trouble of this kind here in the George W. Bush years, when scientists were asked to toe the party line on climate policy and endangered species. But nothing came close to what is being done in


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Canada.” The editorial continued: “The Harper policy seems designed to make sure the tarsands project proceeds quietly. To all the other kinds of pollution the tarsands will yield, we must now add another: the degradation of vital streams of research and information.” Canadian scientists aren’t taking a backseat in the debate. A recent demonstration by hundreds of frustrated experts, garbed in white lab coats, on Parliament Hill demanded Harper remove their muzzles and stop cutting research funding. “What do we want? Evidence-based decision making!” they shouted, accusing the government of “commercializing research.” The demonstration was part of a national series of Stand Up For Science protests organized by Ottawa-based science advocacy group Evidence for Democracy. The group argues evidence-based decision-making must inform gov-

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Skills, training back on agenda WE NEED HIGHER SKILLS TO SUCCESSFULLY FACE LOOMING CHALLENGES The need to upgrade skills and training is back on the political agenda. It’s about time because we need higher skills to successfully face the looming challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy and an aging society. The prospect of growing skills shortages and skills mismatches puts both the future life chances of Canadians and our potential for a more prosperous economy at risk. The OECD’s first ever international survey of adult skills, DAVID covering 24 advanced econoCRANE mies, finds that when it comes to the needed skills for a modern economy, Canada is at the middle of the pack. We do better than the U.S. but do not rank among the leaders. In a highly competitive world where investment and jobs will flow to countries that have skilled workers, we can’t afford to be in the middle — we have to be in the top tier. Education and skills really matter. As the OECD says in its new report — OECD Skills Outlook 2013 — “without the right skills, people are kept at the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and enterprises and countries can’t compete in today’s globally connected and increasingly complex world.”


The life chances of individuals are profoundly affected — individuals with low skill levels are more likely to be unemployed, if they are employed they are more likely to earn low wages. A lack of skills also contributes to inequality. Likewise, the growth prospects of companies and countries are affected since a lack of skilled individuals means companies are less able to grow. We all lose because societies then have less prosperity, and hence less tax revenue to finance the public goods and services that we value. The OECD survey — conducted in Canada by Statistics Canada — looked at literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, which it said are essential in the modern economy, as well as for wider engagement in civic life. There’s also a greater need, the OECD said, to understand how to use digital devices and applications intelligently. This is the one area where Canada was in the top tier. For all of our boasting about the high proportion of Canadians with a post-secondary education, our labour force-age population (16 to 65) ranks only at the OECD average in literacy and below the OECD average in numeracy. It’s not just the overall average ranking that matters. What is critical is the proportion of Canadians who are at Levels 4 and 5 in literacy and numeracy — these are the skills levels most important for the handling complex tasks — and the proportion of those at Levels 1 and below Level 1, since they are the least able to function in modern society. Just 13.7 per cent of adult Canadians were at Levels 4 and 5 in literacy — better than just 11.5 per cent

Talking trees with Mr. Science Man It’s the time of year to be talking trees. I don’t mean we should actually be a tree or that trees talk, although that would be excellent, but what I mean is, it’s time to talk about trees, it being fall, which is a season named after the fact that leaves fall from most of the trees this time of year. Also, the seasonal world right now is a beautiful tableau of colours and many HARLEY hues of an autumn HAY n a t u r e that makes many of us love trees so much we want to just hug them, like tree-huggers only without the politics. The trees are just so darn nice this time of year, and there are very few things nicer than a nice bunch of colourful trees. And what better way to talk trees than by asking Mr. Science Man, a regular contributor to this column in his debut appearance direct from his lofty position as Scientist in Residence at Pacific Northwest King’s University College of Correspondence in Carrot River, Sask. I give you: Dr. Reginald Smoot. Question: Dr. Smoot, what are trees made out of? Mr. Science Man: How “wood” I know? Haha, just a little science joke for you. In reality, trees are made of the very same a chemically-based fibre that is found in your average sheet of paper. This is why trees have leaves. Question: I’m not sure I understood your answer, sir; however let’s talk about leaves, then. I’ve always wondered why leaves change colour in the fall. Mr. Science Man: Yes, many non-scientific laymen have wondered that same thing for months, and even years. Simply stated so that you can understand, leaves turn from summer green to autumn red and gold because of a complicated process called “photography” wherein something called “chloroform,” which not only appears on every Grade 4 spelling bee, also courses through the veins of almost every tree and sucks the green right out of the leaves through a complicated process involving the Russian space program, called “Cosmosis.” Question: Really? OK, so what happens to all that green, Dr. Smoot? Mr. Science Man: Good question, for a layman. All that green is transferred through a complicated process called “transfer” into spruce trees, so that they can maintain their greenness all year long. Of course, this is why we scientists refer to those trees as “evergreens,” you see? Question: Ummm. … Mr. Science Man: You were going to ask why spruce trees need to be green all year long, weren’t you? Question: Ummm, no. … Mr. Science Man: Well, I’m glad you asked. Spruce trees and their second-cousins-once-removed, the pine tree, are green all year round so they can be used as Christmas trees, which everyone agrees must be green to best contrast, illuminate and display all those Christmas lights and decorations. Not to mention the tinsel.


of working-age Americans but well below Japan (22.6 per cent), Finland (22.2 per cent) or the Dutch (18.0 per cent). Equally disturbing, 16.4 per cent of working age Canadians were at Level 1 or below Level 1. Again, we did better than Americans, with 17.6 per cent at the lowest levels, but were outpaced by Japan, where only 4.9 per cent were at the lowest literacy levels, or 10.7 per cent in Finland. In numeracy, our performance was even worse. Just 12.6 per cent of Canadians scored at Levels 4 and 5, compared to 19.4 per cent of Finns, 18.8 per cent of Japanese and 18.6 per cent of Swedes, but better than Americans, at 8.5 per cent. At the same time, a large percentage of adult Canadians — 22.3 per cent — were at Level 1 or below Level 1, compared to 28.7 per cent of Americans. In contrast, just 8.2 per cent of Japanese, 12.8 per cent of Finns and 14.7 per cent of Swedes were in this category. Even more disturbing, a lower proportion of Canadians had Level 4 or 5 literacy and numeracy skills in 2012 than in 2003 while a higher proportion of Canadians were at Level 1 or below in 2012 than in 2003. So we face a real skills challenge. The OECD makes many suggestions for a better-skilled labour force. But in Canada this will require a strong effort by both provincial and federal governments and close co-operation between the two. We will only succeed if skills are treated as a shared responsibility in both designing the strategy and implementing it. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Sometimes technology is only thing connecting people Five o’clock in the have, you would think morning is already a that they had the most inlonely hour. teresting life going. But As I approach the it’s all an illusion and kitchen to start the day, illusionary thinking. there are ofDaily we ten a couple hear or read of people of someone waiting at the else perdoor looking petrating a for that first crime of one cup of coffee. sort or anothBut I suser, but most pect it’s more have a social than that; implication. they’re lonely, Bullying, cold and lookintimidaing for some tion, forcible comfort and confinement, CHRIS someone to domestic SALOMONS talk to. violence and They’ve murder are been drinking the most comor using somemon. thing because there was But they all have a nothing else to do and common theme: the lack they could not sleep — of friendship or the inor didn’t have a bed to ability to relate to each do so. other; that or trying to No sooner do they relate while under the settle in than out comes influence. the cellphone and a At the kitchen, not a charger, which they plug day goes by that somein because they’ve run one is not sporting a the battery down over- doorknob eyeball or cuts night. and scrapes to their face While their phone from a fight the night beis charging, they strike fore. up a conversation with Yet when they come me, but because I’m face to face while sor u n n i n g a r o u n d a l l ber, they’re the “best of over the kitchen bang- friends!” ing pots, turning on Two people I’ve writmachinery, etc., they ten about before — one soon stop and look for being an 80-year-old volanyone else that might unteer and the other a have come in. woman who eats at the So not finding any- kitchen — have demonone, they check their strated to me that rep h o n e e v e r y t w o o r gardless of the circumthree minutes to see if stances, true friendships they’ve received a text, can and do form. which of course they The volunteer dishaven’t. played affection for the “My friends are still woman coming to eat, all sleeping or they’re and they became good just not answering.” Nei- friends as a result. ther of which is true, but While the volunteer it’s their response to my is now in a retirement looking their way peri- home, the other womodically. an almost weekly will Of the many who fre- bring her up in conquent the kitchen, almost versation, and when I all have a cellphone and went to visit the volunare connected to Face- teer, she several times book or some other so- brought up the friend cial connection. she had made. It reminds me of when It makes me wonder we visited the Domini- what the world would be can Republic, where like if we all threw away even families living in a these stupid cellphones home with no door and and truly made the effort a thatch roof still had a to communicate face to colour TV, which is on face in a caring manner, all day and evening. without judgment. Living in extreme After all, man has poverty by our stan- had the ability to comdards, they still invest- municate for thousands ed in these social de- of years without these vices. devices; not well mayI t ’ s n o t t o o h a r d be, but they could and to understand why — did. they need to feel conMaybe we don’t have nected. to throw these devices In an extremely lonely out, but at least restrict world, for some the only the use of them. friends they have are the It’s worth a try isn’t it? ones they have on FaceChris Salomons is book. kitchen co-ordinator for To hear them speak Potter’s Hands ministry in of the many friends they Red Deer.


Question: But many Christmas trees are not green. My Better Half herself especially likes white Christmas trees, and in fact we have one in our living room. Mr. Science Man: That’s not scientifically possible. You must be mistaken. Question: Oooh, kkkaayy. Um, let’s get back to fall, Dr. S. What are those very beautiful trees that seem to hold their colour longest, and change the most amazing shades of red and russet and ochre? Mr. Science Man: I have no idea what you’re on about, with your “russet” and “ochre.” And don’t call me Dr. S. Question: OK, sorry Dr. Reg. I am talking about those trees with the thick clusters of leaves with the bunches of red berries that the waxwing birds flock to in the fall and get drunk because of the fermentation of the berries and they (the birds) stumble around like college freshman at a keg party. Mr. Science Man: Of course, why didn’t you mention the keg party earlier? These of course are the wellknown and much-appreciated mountain elder red ash trees, and they change such vibrant colours through a complicated process involving something we in the scientific community have termed “sap,” which you laymen might know in its non-Latin terminology as “maple syrup.” Question: But why, Reggie, why oh why must the leaves fall? Mr. Science Man: That sounds like the lyrics to a ‘sappy’ song, but nonetheless you have a somewhat valid scientific query, which I will respond to when you start calling me by my real name, which is Dr. Reginald Smoot. Question: You aren’t a real doctor, are you. Mr. Science Man: The reason leaves must fall, if you must know, is due to a complicated process of moving air molecular molecules that whoosh from one place to an-

other place causing the chloroform-induced leaf stems to release their tiny grip on their branches and either fall majestically and poetically to the ground, or be blown violently and unceremoniously into the next province. Question: Is there a scientific name for this process? Mr. Science Man: Of course, there’s a scientific name for everything, Mr. Homo Sapien. This complicated process is called a “big wind.” Also known as a “Lethbridge” or, in extreme circumstances, a “Pincher Creek.” Question: Interesting, but. … Mr. Science Man: Also, the leaves have two distinct and important purposes for falling as they do, this time of year. The first of these is to facilitate a nice soft bed of leavage material for mice, voles, skunks, rabbits horses and other ingenious mammals. Question: Don’t you mean “indigenous” mammals? Mr. Science Man: Possibly. But I doubt it. Question: All righty then. You mentioned that there were two reasons the leaves fall in the fall. Mr. Science Man: I did? Question: Yes I believe you did. Mr. Science Man: No I didn’t. Question: Oh for heaven’s sake, you are the worst. … Mr. Science Man: If you would let me continue without interrupting, I was making the point that there are in fact two reasons leaves must fall. The other being that all good things must come to an end, life must unfold as it should, time keeps marching on, and the universe is dictated by the universal laws of the cosmos. Question: So, it’s going to snow, right? Mr. Science Man: You can bet my mail order degree on it. Question: Bummer. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks.

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Arches mark influence of railroad on city BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The Historic Arches project was unveiled at Centennial Plaza Park in Red Deer on Friday after nearly 20 years in the making. The nine-pillar arches near Alexander Way and 52nd Avenue celebrate the influence of transportation and the railways in the development of the city Bill MacKay, president of the Central Alberta Historical Society, said the arches record the history of the railroad and its impact on the residents. “Really it’s the social issue of Red Deer because it has to do with people,” said MacKay. “People coming and going and settling and finding homesteads. It has to do with the coal mines, the Depression and why the rail was important for the coal mines.” The Arches project has been in the works since about 1999. They were erected a few years ago and the historic Michener Fountain, also in the park, was moved to the site in 2005. Resembling roundhouse doors, the arches feature 27 plaques with little-seen-before historical photos on nine pillars. The photographs showcase a part of the rail history including transportation before and after the railroad, the role of the Métis people, and other milestones. The permanent plaques will go up in the next few weeks while QR codes linking to the society’s website will likely be operational by January. MacKay said the society wants to keep up with technology and to give residents access to Red Deer history in the ways people are accessing information today. This year the project went full steam ahead as a legacy project for the city’s centennial. Mayor Morris Flewwelling was involved with the project since the early days. As one of his final acts

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Government wants to throw away the key for ‘most heinous’ offenders OTTAWA — Criminals who are convicted of the worst crimes — such as multiple murders or sex assaults on children — could spend the rest of their lives behind bars, with no chance of parole, under planned federal legislation. Justice Minister Peter MacKay elaborated Friday on the government’s plan, promised in this week’s throne speech, to lock some criminals up and throw away the key. “We are talking about individuals who have committed the most heinous crimes serving an entire life in prison,” MacKay said during a conference call to discuss the Conservative government’s justice-related priorities. MacKay said the forthcoming provisions would be applied very narrowly. “When I say the worst of the worst, the most vi-

olent, repeat offenders, we’re talking about multiple murders, multiple sexual assaults on the most vulnerable — our children,” he said. “We want to ensure that certain individuals capable and convicted of those offences will never be let out of prison. “The primary responsibility of any government, first and foremost, is to protect the public. And we intend to amplify and buttress our ability to do that.” Asked to cite the kind of offender the bill would cover, MacKay mentioned notorious sex killer Paul Bernardo as “an obvious example.” Bernardo is classified as a “dangerous offender,” all but ensuring he is never set free. MacKay acknowledged there are already tools — such as the dangerous offender designation — to keep some criminals from being released. The Conservative government has also scrapped the so-called

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The AHS, in its report, agreed. “During the course of this external review it became apparent that improper preferential access had occurred in the CCSC,” stated the AHS report. Alberta Health Services noted that some of the early problems may have been the result of clerical confusion as the CCSC got going. “However, even after these issues were remedied, improper preferential access continued until 2012 for patients of a particular physician and for patients who were associated with the Helios Wellness Centre,” said the report. Dr. Ron Bridges, a gastroenterologist and the founder of the CCSC, was cited by Vertes as a doctor


CALGARY — The doctor who ran a Calgary colon cancer screening clinic that allowed select patients to jump the queue has left the province. Alberta Health Services, in a report released Friday, said Dr. Alaa Rostom, the former head of the Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre, “has left the program for another position outside Alberta.” The announcement came in a review of the Colon Cancer Screening Centre undertaken after evidence was presented earlier this year to a provincial

queue-jumping inquiry that patients from the private Helios Wellness Centre were being seen and treated within weeks at the publicly funded clinic while everyone else waited years. Testimony presented earlier this year to Justice John Vertes, who ran the provincial inquiry, showed that patients from Helios were fast-tracked from the time the clinic opened in 2008 until Premier Alison Redford asked Vertes to undertake his inquiry in early 2012. Vertes, in his final report delivered in August, said the evidence convinced him that systemic queue-jumping was taking place at the clinic, known as CCSC for short.



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Wallin’s lawyer threatens legal action against possible Senate suspension OTTAWA — Sen. Pamela Wallin is preparing to fight a bid by her former party to have her suspended without pay — a gambit her lawyer calls an affront to Canadian democracy designed to help the Conservatives change the channel. “It is backroom politics at its transparent worst and it’s designed to create the impression of a clean slate for the Tory convention in Calgary next week,” lawyer Terrence O’Sullivan said in an interview Friday. Senate motions are set to be debated that would suspend Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau for “gross negligence” for the rest of the parliamentary session, which could last two full years. The three former members of the Conservative caucus were found by the Senate to have filed improper expense claims following independent audits. But O’Sullivan, who represented Wallin throughout the process, said neither the audits nor any document passed by the Senate has used the phrase “gross negligence,” a specific legal term. “It’s a fundamental affront to Canadian democracy,” O’Sullivan said. Wallin has also never been criminally charged, and has not been contacted by the RCMP. O’Sullivan said that minutes of Senate meetings about Wallin and of meetings with the auditors from Deloitte have never been released. He also described being invited to one particular meeting at which he was not permitted to speak. Wallin has repaid $140,000 in travel expenses, but said at the time she said she disagreed with the accounting principles used by the auditors.

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr won’t be moved from federal prison EDMONTON — An Edmonton judge has denied former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr a transfer from a federal prison to a provincial jail. Justice John Rooke dismissed an application from Khadr’s lawyer that his 27-year-old client be moved out of the Edmonton Institution. Dennis Edney had argued that his client should be treated as a young offender and be moved out of maximum security. “Mr. Khadr’s placement in a federal penitentiary is lawful and the . . . application is denied,” Rooke wrote in his decision released Friday. The Toronto-born Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to five war crime offences, including murder, for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15. A U.S. military commission sentenced him to eight years, but did not specify if it was a youth or adult sentence.

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Around 300 Grade 6 and 8 students at Red Deer’s St. Francis of Assisi Middle School throw paper planes as part of the nation wide quest for the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous science lesson on Friday. Students at Ecole Mother Teresa School in Sylvan Lake also took part. The current record to break is 13,701 participants. The results will be released after all numbers have been tallied. Khadr was transferred to Canada from Guantanamo Bay last fall.

RCMP defend response at shale gas protest site where explosives seized FREDERICTON — The RCMP’s commanding officer in New Brunswick defended the police response to a shale gas protest where officers seized firearms and improvised explosives, saying Friday that if the Mounties hadn’t acted, lives could have been in danger. “There came a point in time where we knew that

this situation was no longer safe and that we had to do something before it turned into a situation where, regrettably, somebody could’ve been injured or even killed, and that’s what triggered the decision,” assistant commissioner Roger Brown told a news conference in Fredericton. Chief Supt. Wayne Gallant said the improvised explosive devices found by police Thursday were modified to discharge shrapnel and used a fuseignition system. Officers also seized guns and knives after moving in to enforce a court-ordered injunction to remove protesters at the site of a compound in Rexton where SWN Resources stored exploration equipment.


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Isla Mujeres

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If you are looking for a quiet beach to spend an afternoon or evening at Isla Mujeres, the beach club at Capitan Dulche fits the bill.

TOP 5 ACTIVITIES ● Rent a golf cart and see the entire island. ● Snorkel or dive at the world’s largest underwater museum ( ● Visit Garrafon Reef Park and enjoy the ocean walk, the Mayan ruins and the Punta Sur Sculpture Garden. ● Spend an afternoon at Capitan Dulché Beach Club ( ● If you are a diver, check out the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks. If you prefer rest and relaxation, visit Playa Norte Beach.

IF YOU GO ● Isla Mujeres means “The Island of Women” and it is located just 12 km across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun. The island is 7.5 km long and an average of about 500 metres wide. ● Getting to Isla Mujeres: From the Cancun International Airport you can take a shared airport “colectivo” van for about US$20 per person to Puerto Juárez, about 15 minutes north of downtown Cancun. From there, an express ferry service will take you to Isla Mujeres for under US$10 oneway. The crossing takes 15 to 20 minutes and golf cart rentals are available once you reach the island. ● Isla Mujeres makes a great day trip from Cancun or you can stay overnight at one of 35 hotels on the island. Expect a quiet Caribbean retreat atmosphere. For more information, visit

ABOVE AND RIGHT: Located on a rocky cliff on the southern tip of the island, the Punta Sur Sculpture Garden is part of Garrafon Reef Park. The sculptures were created by 23 artists in 2001. Famous sculptors, such as Jose Luis Cuevas, took part, interpreting the spirit of the Mayan civilization with modern shapes and bright hues.

If you rent a vehicle on the tiny Mexican island of Isla Mujeres, chances are it will have no windows or doors. Most visitors to the island travel via golf cart, and speed bumps placed along all the roads ensure that if they manage to find something else to rent, they won’t be driving it very fast. It’s a short DEBBIE 20-minute ferry OLSEN ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, but despite the close proximity, in many ways the two places couldn’t be further apart. While Cancun is abuzz with night clubs, shopping, bars and hotels, Isla Mujeres is the kind of place where time seems to stand still and anything important can wait until mañana (tomorrow). Our first stop on the island was technically not on the island. Just off the shores of Isla Mujeres are several great snorkelling and diving spots and we exited our boat near Manchones Reef. Just off Isla’s shore, this milelong reef has clear waters, calm currents and abundant marine life, and is an ideal spot for beginner snorkellers and divers. A good place to begin an exploration along this reef is just above the Cruz de la Bahia (Bay Cross), a submerged bronze cross sculpture by Honduran-Mexican artist Enrique Miralda

Bulnes. The sculpture was planted into the reef in 1994 to pay tribute to the men and women of the sea. Every year on Aug. 17, divers celebrate the founding of Isla Mujeres in 1854 with a mass dive near the cross. Isla Mujeres is known for its underwater sculptures and our next snorkel destination was the island’s Underwater Museum, which also happens to be the world’s largest underwater museum. Started in 2009 by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, the underwater art museum now contains more than

500 permanent life-sized sculptures that are designed to become artificial reefs that promote the growth of marine habitat. Snorkelling above the submerged statues is an interesting experience. The older sculptures are already beginning to become covered with coral formations and marine life. After our snorkel adventure, we decided to spend the afternoon relaxing on a beach.

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Capitan Dulche has a great little art garden on the property as well as a museum that recounts the history of the life of Capt. Dulche, Ramon Bravo and Jacques Cousteau. Along with an interesting collection of boats to scale, and marine elements.

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Terror behind the walls FOR HALLOWEEN, ABANDONED PRISON IN PHILLY ADDS GRUESOME CHARACTERS AND BLOODCURDLING SCREAMS 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. In a psychedelic 3-D room, what looks like a wall ... is not. For the easily frightened, there has always been some measure of comfort knowing that the actors are not allowed to actually touch them. Yet this year, the bravest visitors can opt for a glow-in-the-dark necklace that indicates their willingness to interact with performers. City resident Raj Kumar, who wore the so-called zombie bait, said he got squirted with water while his wife was pulled through a secret tunnel. “It’s much more nerve-racking once you have the (necklace) on and you know people are sneaking up on you,” Kumar said. Eastern State Penitentiary was an architectural marvel when it opened in 1829, boasting indoor plumbing and heat even before the White House. Gangster Al Capone was among the most famous inmates before the prison closed in 1971. The site decayed for years before tours began in 1994. “Terror Behind the Walls,” which started 22 years ago, draws more than a thousand people on many nights. Proceeds provide about 60 per cent of the annual budget for the property, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Amy Hollaman, the show’s creative director, said planning goes on year-round and sets are built months in advance. And each evening just before dark, about 130 performers converge on a makeup


A zombie inmate poses for a portrait during the Halloween haunted house Terror Behind the Walls, at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The penitentiary took in its first inmate in 1829, closed in 1971 and reopened as a museum in 1994. The haunted house is scheduled to run through Nov. 9. and costume room to be turned into gruesome characters. Actress Jude Feingold, who has regularly performed Shakespeare, was happy to play an axe murderer on one recent night. Now in her fourth season at Eastern State, Feingold said she returns each year because of the great cast and crew — and for the satisfaction of scaring big, tough guys in baseball caps. “I think it has a really good spirit,” she said. Speaking of which: Are there really ghosts at

Eastern State? Prison officials say people who study the paranormal believe the site is one of the most haunted places in the U.S. Hollaman once heard a series of unnerving, unexplained noises while working late a few years ago. Petrified and unable to speak, she left immediately. “Thousands of people ... have lived and worked here. There’s been a lot of intense experiences inside this building,” Hollaman said. “It’s hard to imagine that they haven’t left a trace.”



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There are many wonderful beaches on this tiny island, but we settled on a visit to Capitan Dulché Beach Club and Marina. Located on the south side of the island, this little spot has a lovely beach with shady palapas, reclining chairs, an onsite restaurant and bar, beautiful gardens and a small museum. The museum is dedicated to Capt. Ernesto Dulché Escalante, the founder of Isla Mujeres, and is maintained and operated by one of his descendants. There are interesting photographs, maritime tools and paraphernalia, and the largest collection of model ships in the Mexican Caribbean. There are also two films. One film helped us understand the significance of Capt. Dulché and the other focused on the explorations of Jacques Cousteau and Ramon Bravo, a famous Mexican diver. The restaurant and bar near the beach club are excellent. The dining area sits in front of a replica sailing ship with a full-sized sail. The menu includes great Mexican specialties like ceviche (fresh raw fish in lime juice and spices), Tikin Xic (Yucatan fish), margaritas, and chips with fresh salsa. Relaxing on the beach, visiting the museum, and dining at the restaurant are more than most people do in a single day on Isla Mujeres. We ended our day with a visit to the southernmost tip of the island and Garrafon Reef Park, where the cliffs rise dramatically above the turquoise sea. An ancient Mayan temple honouring the Moon Goddess sits at the island’s highest point, where rays of the rising sun first touch the island soil. It’s one of the most beautiful spots on the island. The Punta Sur Sculpture Garden is also found at this site. The garden contains 23 sculptures by different artists designed to display the spirit of the Mayan civilization. Some are colourful modern art compositions, while others, like the giant iguana and the large statue of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of midwifery and medicine, are more literal interpretations of Mayan culture. Standing on the windswept southern tip of Isla Mujeres in the place ancient Mayans believed was most sacred, it’s hard not to feel a special kind of serenity. Perhaps the speed bumps on the roads do more than just slow down the traffic. They are a reminder to everyone on Isla to slow down and start living the island life. Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. Follow Debbie’s travels at If you have an interesting travel story you would like to share, please email: or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.



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Festivals can beat the fall blues BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Feel depressed when the summer holidays end? Staying home until its time for a winter escape to someplace sunny has me wanting to give a bottle of wine mouth-tomouth resuscitation! A healthier way to overcome the fall blues is to search the Internet for festivals reinventing shoulder-season travel. That is how I found myself at the Waterton Wildlife Festival in September. Waterton is one of those places you want to see, but the drive and the horizontal wind — it is one of Alberta’s windiest places — make it easy to delay visiting. If you can rationalize the big winds as an excuse not to waste time on hairstyles, you can focus on the natural beauty. Waterton is jampacked with wildlife, including 250 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, 24 species of fish, 10 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a major bat migration route! Banff National Park is 13 times larger but no Canadian national park of a similar size has this diversity! With only 100 winter residents, you are more likely to encounter wildlife than locals but seeking out the latter will give you something to talk about. At the Waterton Wildlife Festival, local experts share their animal expertise and turn a stroll through gale-force winds from a chance to weigh down your hiking boots with

rocks into some of the best nature experiences of your life. Dale Patton, a conservation biologist, led our group on an Antlers of The High Country meander into the grasslands frequented by Waterton’s 1,500 elk. Dale says, “Waterton is one of the best places in North America to see the rut.” We did not see an elk or an antler on our hike but I did learn where to find them. At dusk, I parked near the nightly action and watched a bull elk keep his females from joining the single bulls trailing behind the harem like dogs waiting under a toddler’s highchair for food to drop. Another local expert, John Russell, son of famed author, photographer and conservationist Andy Russell, shared his love of bears in a hike that felt like being a bear for a day. Giving us a taste of bear life, John led us off the road into the bush, eschewing the trails in favour of stumbling — me, not John — through skunk cabbage and berry bushes. We checked out a bear bulletin board, a tree with numerous scratches and bites where bears leave their marks and scents to let others know they are in the area. We poked at bear scat and listened to John tell how he replaced his birdbath with a bear bath when the bears started hogging the water. John said, “When you live with the bears, you get used to being around them. I’ve been in a chair reading a book while a bear eats grass under me.”

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Waterton is part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. I did not see reading with bears on the festival program, but I enjoyed walking with someone who had. John, with the quiet confidence often found in people who have spent years in nature, described growing up in bear country and experiences he could not explain with science. On camping in sleeping bags without tents, John said, “The bears didn’t eat us like oysters on the half-shell. They knew we were around the ranch and they left us alone.” They left me alone, too, when I cruised the road to Red Rock Canyon. I spotted several bears devouring berries like an over-achieving

vacuum cleaner. The bears ignored the cars with cameras sticking out of every window and continued their ursine eating festival, adding as much as 15 kg each week in weight. As I headed for home, the wind seemed less obnoxious. I realized the abrupt meeting of mountains and prairie that caused it also creates one of the few North American places where all species of major carnivores are still found.

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Oil Kings shutout Rebels BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Oil Kings 4 Rebels 0 The TSN turning point Friday at the Centrium? The first drop of the puck. “It wasn’t pretty. It was a game where right from the opening faceoff they pretty well controlled it and we didn’t have a lot of pushback,” said a somewhat embarrassed Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter following a 4-0 WHL loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Indeed. Except for brief stretches in the first two periods, the Rebels were dominated in front of a Centrium crowd of 4,897, many of whom were already out of the parking lot at the final buzzer. Sutter wasn’t shocked at the lack of intensity and desperation from his charges. “It was disappointing, but to be quite honest I’m not surprised because we’ve seen signs of lethargic play in the last few games,” he said. “Tonight we didn’t get a response from anybody to push back. Their top line dominated and we had no response to that. “It wasn’t a good game, it was a game that . . . well, what do you say? It’s on your home ice and you don’t play up to the level you need to play as individuals, and if you don’t care about your own personal play then care about the guys sitting right next to you and throw it on the line for him.” The Oil Kings got the only goal they needed when Mitch Moroz pulled the trigger 3:19 into the contest, taking a corner feed from Curtis Lazar while in the high slot and beating Rebels netminder Patrik Bartosak with a onetimer. Then, with Red Deer forward Evan Polei serving a slashing penalty, Griffin Reinhart blew a point shot past a screened Bartosak five minutes later. As it turned out, that was game, set and match. “The first goal was key and then the power-play goal gave us a bit of breathing room,” said Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal. The visitors didn’t need the leeway as their hosts created very little in the way of scoring chances. Bartosak kept the Rebels in the contest, making 22 saves through the first 40 minutes. But the Oil Kings pelted him with 21 shots in the final frame

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Patrik Bartosak blocks a shot by Edmonton Oil King Brett Pollock as Rebel Wyatt Johnson looks to control a rebound during first period WHL action at the Centrium Friday. while getting a pair of goals from Lazar, Ottawa’s first-round pick in this year’s NHL entry draft. Lazar also assisted on both of Edmonton’s first-period tallies and was an easy selection as the game’s first star. After struggling somewhat in their previous three outings, all on home ice, the Rebels looked out of their league Friday. Even the return of overage forward Lukas Sutter, who missed seven games with an upper-body in-

jury, didn’t make a difference. With a solid Calgary Hitmen club set to invade the Centrium tonight, the Rebels will need more, much more, from their older players. “I thought Lukas was OK for his first game back after being out three weeks, but he needs to be better tomorrow night,” said Brent Sutter. “A lot of the other guys who have been through this have got to respond. “Obviously we have lots of work left to do with this group. But we need to

get some leadership from our veteran players. They’ve been too casual. Our young kids are going through a learning curve, this is a whole new step for them. I’m not letting them off the hook either, but our veteran group has to play a lot better.” While Bartosak faced 45 shots, Tristan Jarry looked at only 21 in the Edmonton net.

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Stamps secure home playoff game with win BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn looks for the pass against the Edmonton Eskimos during first half action in Edmonton on Friday.

Calgary 27 Edmonton 13 EDMONTON — Jamar Wall’s blocked punt touchdown return proved to be the difference as the Calgary Stampeders clinched a home playoff game with a 27-13 victory over the hapless Edmonton Eskimos on Friday night. It was the fourth win in a row for the league-leading Stampeders (13-3), who can clinch first place in the CFL’s West Division with a B.C. win over Saskatchewan on Saturday. The Eskimos (3-13) lost their fourth consecutive game as they are limping through the remainder of the season having already been eliminated from playoff contention. Edmonton did not win a single game against a Western Division opponent all season and had just one victory at home, setting a new franchise low. The Calgary defence made itself known midway through the first quarter as a Mike Reilly pass bounced off of targeted receiver Adarius Bowman and into the arms of Stampeder Eric Fraser, giving them the ball at midfield. Calgary failed to score any points on the turnover, however. The Stamps came back with a 27-yard Rene Paredes field goal on their next possession to go up 3-0 heading into the second quarter. Edmonton tied the game three min-

utes into the second frame on a 47-yard Grant Shaw field goal that was set up by a long 48-yard passing play to Fred Stamps. Calgary went up 10-3 five minutes into the second as quarterback Kevin Glenn hit Marquay McDaniel with a pass and he was able to just edge the ball across the plain of the goal line for a 29-yard touchdown. The Stamps added a 32-yard Paredes field goal with four minutes left in the first half. Edmonton gave away seven more points with a minute-and-a-half remaining when Shaw rolled out on a third-and-20 punting situation only to have it blocked by Wall, who picked it up himself and went 19 yards for a touchdown. The Eskimos were able to get those points back with just three seconds left in the first half as they gained a ton of ground on a pass interference call to set up a leaping seven-yard TD catch by Bowman to make it 20-10 at the half. There was no scoring in the third quarter. The Stampeders gave the scoreboard operators something to do again early in the fourth quarter as Paredes nailed his third field goal of the contest. Edmonton countered with a Shaw field goal six minutes into the fourth to make it 23-13.

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Lightning storm into semifinals with 52-6 victory BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Lightning 52 Sabres 6 Two weeks ago the Hunting Hills Lightning received a major shock to their system when they lost to the Lindsay Thurber Raiders, their first loss in regular season play in four year. It was a shock that they may well have needed. Ever since the Lightning have been on a mission and they stormed into the Central Alberta High School Football League semifinals with a 52-6 victory over the Wetaskiwin Sabres at Great Chief Park Friday.

“Two weeks ago was a wake up call,” said Lightning head coach Kyle Sedgwick. “Ever since it’s been a different feel at practice. The hunger is there again plus this is the playoffs and we can take nothing for granted. Look at the game just before ours (the Rocky Rebels win over Lindsay Thurber), it makes you realize you have to be prepared . . . one loss and it’s over.” The Lightning started a bit slow, but a 51-yard interception return by Connor Dunphy-Brace to the Sabres 21 kick-started their offence. A 16-yard pass play between quarterback Jarrett Burzuk and Tristan Wattenbarger and a roughing call against Wetaskiwin put the ball on the one, from where Matt

Russell took it in. The next five times the Lightning took possession they scored. Jin Ahn scored on runs of 29 and 30 yards, Russell on a two-yard plunge and Ashton Hall on a 55-yard punt return. As well Skylar Roth, who had six converts, added a 23-yard field goal to make the score 38-0 at the half. Hall continued his outstanding special teams play in the second half, taking the opening kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown which was converted by Roth. “Ashton is playing like a Grade 12 veteran and a starter for the last three years, is expected to play,” said Sedgwick. “Overall our skill position

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players are making the plays. We don’t need to be throwing the ball 50 yards, but just get the ball in their hands and they’ll make the plays.” The Sabres lone score came at 2:42 of the fourth quarter on a two-yard plunge by impressive Grade 11 quarterback Aaron Abrahamson. The Lightning put the final touches on the scoring at 10:47 when Brett Barrett connected with Garrett Griffin on a 86-yard pass and run play, which Roth converted. Both Barrett and Griffin were among the many younger players who saw action in the second half.

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Rebels upset Raiders in quarter-finals

Kings need OT to eke out win over Thunder

BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Rebels 22 Raiders 13 The Rocky Mountain House West Central Rebels are peaking at the right time. The Rebels, who won their final regular season game to finish at 2-2 in their division and in third place, stormed into Red Deer Friday and upset the Lindsay Thurber Raiders 22-13 in Central Alberta High School Football League quarter-final action at Great Chief Park. The difference in the game came down to just three big plays — all made by the Rebels. Quarterback Thomas Soodsma hit Darcy Gusek on an 85-yard pass and run play to open the scoring at 10:34 of the first quarter and Cooper Wood made it 14-0 at 2:51 of the second quarter when he darted around the left side and went 51 yards. Kevin Shin converted both scores. The third big play came at 2:19 of the third quarter with the Raiders trailing 14-10. Ryder Wood intercepted a Braydon Moorman pass and took it 65 yards for the major. Shin added the convert and later kicked a single on a wide field goal attempt. The single came following the third big play against the LTCHS defence — a 50-yard pass play to Devin Dwyer. “Overall our defence was outstanding,” said Raiders head coach Dave Smith. “We made three mistakes, just three and they capitalized on all three. That was unfortunate. But our main problem was we didn’t execute on offence. We didn’t finish drives. You can’t just play between the 40s.” The Raiders lone major came at 9:55 of the second quarter when Alistair Mahood went in from the 15 to cap a three-play 43-yard drive following a failed third down gamble by Rocky. Owen Smith added a 31-yard field goal at 11:52 of the second quarter and kicked a single on a wide field goal in the fourth quarter. The Raiders final points came on a safety at 11:02 of the final quarter. Overall the Raiders had 150 yards rushing and 226 in the air


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Lindsay Thurber Raider Kyle Skogan is hauled down by Rocky Rebel Nolan Guilfoyle at Great Chief park Friday. compared to 67 and 135 for the Rebels. “But we had several drives snuffed out with penalties, plus we had several passes dropped and our offensive line was inconsistent,” said Smith. “Part of it was that we’re still young and part we’re still shell-shocked after losing to Notre Dame last week. But that’s no excuse. We have to be better.” On the other hand the Rebels bent but didn’t break on defence and made the plays they had to on offence. “Thurber is an excellent team and were controlling the play, but we made a switch and the big (pass) play caught them off guard,” said Rebels head coach Vance Curtis. “As well our defence was strong all game. Cooper Wood was outstanding on defence and we moved him to offence for a play and he broke away. Then his brother made the big intercep-

tion. “The kids have started to believe in themselves over the last few games. We shot ourselves in the foot in a couple of losses in our division, but of late we’re not doing that.” Mahood, who started in the backfield for the first time this season, led the Raiders with 101 yards rushing on 21 carries while Cooper Wood had 55 yards on five tries for Rocky. Moorman hit on 18 of 32 passes. Lee Wagar grabbed five passes for 52 yards, Cody Hawkes three for 42, Mahood three for 31, Kolbi Street three for 20 and Gordie Walls two for 77. The Rebels will face the winner of today’s Stettler-Sylvan Lake quarter-final while the Raiders meet the loser on the B side. The Raiders will also compete in the provincial tier I playoffs, beginning Oct. 9.

Kings 3 Thunder 2 (OT) PENHOLD — The RDC Kings know a thing or two about playing in a tight situation, and it provided dividends Friday. The Kings didn’t let a hot goaltender and a 2-2 tie heading into overtime bother them as they pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. “It’s something we’ve experienced in the preseason and early in the regular season so the players have learned to play with confidence and composure in tight situations,” said Kings head coach Trevor Keeper. “Once it got to overtime they knew they had to just keep pushing, get the puck into the paint and you never know what will happen.” The Kings dominated the overtime firing seven shots at Thunder netminder Rhys Hadfield before Clayton Petrie slipped home a Kirsten Odendaal rebound at 4:22 of the five-minute extra period. “Alex Marcinew made a nice play as he was originally going to shoot, but saw the lane was closed, so he slipped the puck over to Odendaal, who got the shot on goal for the rebound,” said Keeper, whose team held a 41-23 edge in shots on goal. “Their goaltender was very good and kept them in the game,” he said. “But Kraymer (Barnstable) was once again solid for us, making a number of saves in the third period and overtime when the game was tied (at 2-2). We’re fortunate to have two goaltenders (Barnstable and Mike Salmon) who keep us in the game no matter who is playing.” The Kings led 2-0 in the first period on goals by Dustin Lebrun and Doug Jones. However, Trent Genyk connected while shorthanded at 18:41 of the first period and Chris Lijdsman on the power play at 3:52 of the second to tie the game. ● The Thunder took seven of 13 minor penalties . . . The Kings were without defenceman Blair Mulder (concussion) . . . The teams meet again today in Edmonton . . . Kings host Keyano College of Fort McMurray next Friday at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Queens 4 Trojans 4 ● CALGARY — The RDC Queens concluded their Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League preseason with a 4-4 tie with the SAIT Trojans Friday. Morgan Brandl, Janya Kitchen, Emily Lougheed and Rikki Leonard scored for the Queens, who held a 47-38 edge in shots on goal. “We had two power play goals in a game that was dominated by penalties,” said Queens head coach Bob Rutz. “It was by far the worst officiated game I’ve bene involved in in 10 years. There were 29 minor penalties against both teams. I’m speechless. It definitely ruined the flow of the game.” The Queens open regular season play Thursday when they host the Grant MacEwan University Griffins at 7 p.m. at the Arena.

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REBELS: Hitmen tonight “He was the difference in the second period,” said Laxdal of his thirdyear netminder, taken by Pittsburgh in the second round of June’s NHL entry draft. “I thought Red Deer out-battled us in the second period, but we found a little more traction in the third when the battles won and lost were 11-1 for us.” While the Rebels slipped to 6-60-0 with the setback, the Oil Kings improved to 5-5-0-0. However, based on Friday’s performance, it’s a safe bet they won’t be flirting with the .500 mark the rest of the way. “Over our last four or five games we’re starting to discover the way we have to play,” said Laxdal. “We don’t have that offensive team we had last year and we have to find ways to grind out wins. We like the feel of our team. We have a little different identity with less skill, so we have to be a harderworking team, and Brent can attest to that.” Rebels forward Matt Bellerive sat out the game due to illness, while defenceman Haydn Fleury suffered an undisclosed third-period injury and didn’t return. His status is unknown. ● The struggling Lethbridge Hurricanes sent veteran 19-year-old forwards Jaimen Yakubowski and Sam McKechnie home Friday after they requested a trade. The Rebels would certainly be interested in acquiring the hard-nosed Yakubowski, who last season scored 32 goals and racked up


St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Trevor Rosenthal celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 9-0 to win the series. winning in 2011. After losing Game 5 in Los Angeles, the Cardinals turned to Wacha once again. The right-hander was even better in outpitching Kershaw for the sec-

ond time this series. Wacha was selected MVP of the series after giving up two hits in seven innings Friday. It was 52 degrees at game time, a 23-degree drop from the Kershaw-Wa-

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CFL: Edmonton finishes season on the road Calgary added a punt single before the Eskimos came back with a long drive down the field. Edmonton looked to inch a bit closer on a field goal attempt, but Shaw missed and hit the uprights. Paredes booted a 45-yarder for his fourth field goal of the game to close out the scoring. The Eskimos play their two remaining games on the road, starting next Friday in Vancouver against the Lions. The Stampeders return home next Saturday to face Saskatchewan. Notes: Eskimos defensive tackle Almondo Sewell remained out after suffering a neck injury in last week’s game in Regina, but is expected to make a full recoverya Calgary nonimport running back Jon Cornish entered the game with three straight 100-yard or better games and seven total during the 2013 seasona Calgary DL Justin Phillips played in his 100th CFL gamea The Stampeders came into the game with the league lead in the giveaway-takeaway ratio at plus-18a In their previous games this season the Eskimos have had eight of their losses come by 10 or fewer points, with six of those defeats being by five or fewer pointsa Both teams adorned their uniforms with pink to raise awareness of women’s cancers.

“It was definitely good for them to see action and we told them this could be the last time they get to play a lot,” said Sedgwick. “But even if they don’t play they’re still important in practice.” The Sabers were also missing several of their top players, resulting in head coach Kevin Gibson starting a number of Grade 10s. “We had about five Grade 10s on defence and about the same on offence,” he said. “It’s good we got that experience and it will only help us down the road. And I’m proud of the guys. They never gave up and played hard to the

end. “But Hunting Hills had the depth on us and full credit to them as well. They’re an excellent team and I hope they go along way this year.” Ahn led the Lightning with 76 yards rushing on four carries while Russell had 42 on six carries and Brandt Burzuk 31 on four. Abrahamson had 82 yards on 15 carries for the Sabres. Abrahamson also hit on six of 22 passes for 51 yards. Jarrett Burzuk connected on four of eight passes for 43 yards and Barrett hit four of six for 124 yards. Wattenbarger grabbed four passes for 48 yards. The Lightning will host the winner of today’s Camrose-Lacombe game in the semifinals while the Sabres meet the loser.



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ST. LOUIS — Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals stunned Clayton Kershaw with a four-run third inning, rookie Michael Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the NL championship series Friday night. Matt Carpenter sparked St. Louis’ big inning with a one-out double on the 11th pitch of his at-bat. Beltran singled him home and the Cardinals quickly removed all the suspense surrounding a team that squandered a 3-1 series lead in the NLCS last fall against San Francisco. Game 1 of the World Series is Wednesday at the winner of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. The Cardinals will be trying for the third title since 2006, last

cha matchup in Game 2 six days earlier, and Kershaw never warmed up. The top NL CY Young Award candidate was knocked out of a start for the first time this season without finishing the fifth. Beltran had three hits and drove in two runs while facing Kershaw and made a spectacular catch in right field, helping him advance to the World Series for the first time in his 16-year career. “I’m so happy right now. We did it as a team,” Beltran said. “We fought hard, we worked hard all season long and thank god we’re here.” Perhaps showing the Cardinals weren’t stressed by the possibility of a second straight post-season meltdown, Games 1 and 5 starter Joe Kelly had a post-national anthem staredown against Dodgers reserve outfielder Scott Van Slyke that was broken up by a fed-up home plate umpire Greg Gibson after several minutes.

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Morrison fifth at golf championships QUEBEC CITY — RDC’s Kyle Morrison finished fifth at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association golf championships Friday. Morrison, who came into the final round of the 54-hole event tied for second, shot a one-over par 73 for a two-under total of 214. Colton Kalkanis of Georgian College of Barrie, Ont., easily won his second straight individual title, shooting a sparkling seven-under 65 Friday for a 15-under total of 201. RDC’s Darren Windle shot a final round 80 and tied for 43rd at 231 while Brandon Ponich continued to improve each round and came in with a solid 74 after rounds of 81-77 and tied for 45th at 232. Branton Tessier tied for 60th at 236 after also shooting a final round 74 with Jeff Northcott finishing with an 81 for a 237 total, which left him tied for 63rd. The University of Fraser Valley won both the ,men’s and women’s team titles. They finished at 863 on the men’s side and 461 on the women’s. RDC was sixth in women’s play with a 517 total while placing seventh for the men at 906. The top two women and top four men each day counted in the team standings. Jamieson Smeaton led the RDC women, tying for eighth at 251, after an 80 Friday, which tied for the third best round of the day and was her best score in tournament play this season. Kim Swain had a final round 90 and finished 20th at 266 while Melissa Koster shot a 100 and was 25th at 295.

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Lyle Cheney of Cheney Karate and Kickboxing in Red Deer demonstrates a kick during a class for young students this week.

Red Deer karate instructor earns spot in martial arts hall of fame BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR As an accomplished martial arts competitor and instructor, Lyle Cheney has experienced his share of success and prosperity over the years. Perhaps his proudest moment, however, will come Nov. 2 in Saskatoon when he’ll be inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. “It certainly is an honour. I didn’t expect this at such a young age, although I guess I’m not so young anymore,” the 45-year-old said with a chuckle. “Some of the guys who will also be inducted have been around longer than me. I don’t know if they’ve accomplished any more than I have, but certainly I’m impressed.” Cheney, who will conduct a teaching seminar prior to the induction ceremony, will be among 10 to 15 Canadians martial artists to be honoured. “Every year they have the hall of fame event in a different country. I guess whatever country they have it in, they try and pick a bunch of guys from that particular country who are notable,” he said. “I was quite pleasantly surprised to learn that I am among the inductees.” Raised in Ponoka, Cheney and his wife Robyn moved to Red Deer in 1997. He and his wife have two daughters — Raven, who’s a black belt, and Jade. Cheney has been a martial arts instructor since 1983 and teaches zen karate and kickboxing at Cheney Karate Studio located in the Cronquist Business Park. His studio has been at that location since 1989.

As a competitor, he won six western Canada karate championships, a western Canada kickboxing title and was the 2010 champion in both sparring and forms at the World Martial Arts games in Las Vegas. When he retired from kickboxing in 1994, he was ranked No. 8 in North America. “The World Martial Arts in Las Vegas was kind of my last serious competition ever. I haven’t competed much since then,” said Cheney, who officially concluded his competitive career — which started back in 1975 — last year. Cheney is also a level 1 international referee for both kickboxing and Muay Thai and is a founding member of the Canadian Muay Thai Council-Amateur. Cheney, who organizes and runs the Western Canada Karate Championship held every May at Hunting Hills high school, gets his biggest charge out of instructing students both young and old Monday to Friday. “I teach children and adults and each of them are rewarding for their own things,” he said. “It’s rewarding to teach children and watch their confidence grow, but it’s also rewarding to take adults who are, say, overweight and out of shape and bring them healthier and back to life. “Each of them have their own sort of rewards.” Joining Cheney in the teaching seminar at Saskatoon will be former world professional full karate champion Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace, American martial artist Frank Dux, who was the inspiration for the 1988 film Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and IMAHOF executive director Edwin Viloria.

Despite blow to the head, Reimer is good to go BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — After seeing the Leafs yield three freakish goals in a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday night, defenceman Cody Franson said it might have been karma. Coach Randy Carlyle said the hockey gods had got back at his sloppy team. But Toronto was the recipient of a big break Friday as goalie James Reimer skated out for practice. Reimer, a former Red Deer Rebel who has a history of blows to the head, lasted just 32 seconds into the Carolina game after being clipped in the head in an accidental collision with teammate Josh Leivo. Jonathan Bernier took over in goal. In an era where brain injuries seem all too common in sports, the sight of Reimer face down on his knees was worrying — especially given his track record. Carlyle’s post-game diagnosis of a headache and a possible return to practice after medical evaluation seemed wildly optimistic. The sight of University of Toronto goalie Michael Nishi on the ice before

practice Friday only seemed to fuel the fears. But Carlyle was proven right as Reimer skated onto the ice. And after practice, the Leafs goalie further backed up his coach, saying his headache was gone. He added that he did not experience any discomfort riding the bike or working out before practice. “I’m feeling good,” said Reimer, who said he had left the game for “protocol/ precautionary reasons.” His headache, he said, subsided as the evening went on. “Obviously it hurt pretty bad when I got hit, which I think is pretty normal,” he said. “By the time I went to bed there wasn’t much of one. And when I woke up, I felt pretty good.” Carlyle said he expected Reimer to be available for Saturday’s game in Chicago. Bernier is likely to get the start, however. Two seasons ago, Reimer missed time due to concussion-like symptoms that were later linked to a neck problem, when he was hit by Montreal’s Brian Gionta in October 2011.



Puck drops on Chinook Hockey League season The 2013-14 Chinook Hockey League season opens tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Innisfail with the Eagles hosting the Okotoks Drillers. The Drillers have replaced the Sylvan Lake Admirals in the five-team league. The Admirals ceased operations during the summer due to a lack of player commitments. Meanwhile, the defending Allan Cup champion Bentley Generals open their regular-season schedule Saturday against the host Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs and then entertain the Eagles in their home-opener Sunday at 2 p.m. in Bentley.

Grizzlys win shootout in Grande Prairie GRANDE PRAIRIE — Shootout goals by Sam Lawson and Chase Thudium gave the Grande Prairie Storm a 3-2 win over the Olds Grizzlys in AJHL play Friday. Lawson also scored a regulation-time goal, while Jade McMullen notched a third-period marker for the Storm. Replying for the Grizzlys were Austin Kernahan and Chaydan Lauber. Nick Kulmanovsky made 38 saves for the winners. Olds netminder Ethan Jemieff blocked 33 shots. The Grizzlys are in Whitecourt tonight to face the Wolverines.

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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: 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.

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Tampa Bay minor league RHP Taylor Guerrieri (Bowling Green-MWL) 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball’s minor league drug program. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Sent LHP David Purcey outright to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Capps on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Sent OF Trevor Crowe and RHP Jorge De Leon outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Claimed LHP Robert Carson off waivers from New York (NL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Reassigned major league catching coach Jerry Weinstein to an undetermined role on the organization’s player development staff. Named Rene Lachemann major league catching coach. NEW YORK METS — Sent LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke outright to Buffalo (IL). American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Exercised the 2014 option on LHP Ari Ronick. Frontier League WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Traded LHP Matt Wickswat to Amarillo (AA) for RHP Jason Mitchell. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh $31,500 for his hit on Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden in an Oct. 13 game. Fined Washington LB Perry Riley $15,750 for his hit on Dallas QB Tony Romo. Fined New Orleans S Malcolm Jenkins $15,750 for his hit to the head of New England WR Kenbrell Thompkins. Fined Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley $15,750 for hitting Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs in the head and neck area while blocking him. Fined New England LB Brandon Spikes $10,500 for a violation of the league’s uniform policy. Fined Arizona DT Alameda Ta’amu $10,000 for kicking San Francisco G Alex Boone in the face and Boone $7,875 for his personal foul during the exchange. Fined Arizona DT Darnell Dockett $7,875 for a late hit against San Francisco and Tennessee WR Michael Preston $7,875 for his forearm hit to the head of Seattle PR Golden Tate out of bounds. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Jerry Franklin from the practice squad. Placed LB D.J. Williams on injured reserve. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed WR Tori Gurley and DB Julian Posey from the practice squad. Placed DB Josh Aubrey on injured reserve. Waived RB Bobby Rainey. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega from their practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Claimed WR Chris Harper off waivers from San Francisco. Released RB Michael Hill. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Placed S Harrison Smith on injured reserve/return. Signed CB Jacob Lacey. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed CB Mitchell White and RB Johnny White to the practice roster. Arena Football League SAN JOSE SABERCATS — Announced the resignation of media and public relations manager Jordan Stepp. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Louis Blues F Maxim Lapierre five games for boarding San Jose D Dan Boyle during an Oct. 15 game. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Loaned to G Scott Clemmensen San Antonio (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned G Darcy Kuemper to Iowa (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Stephane Da Costa to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled F Derek Grant from Binghamton.

Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF x-S.K.C. 16 10 7 55 45 x-New York 15 9 8 53 50 Houston 13 10 9 48 39 Montreal 13 12 7 46 48 Chicago 13 12 7 46 44 Philadelphia 12 10 10 46 40 New England12 11 9 45 45 Columbus 12 15 5 41 40 Toronto FC 5 16 11 26 29 D.C. 3 23 7 16 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Portland 13 5 14 53 49 Real Salt Lake15 10 7 52 55 Los Angeles 15 11 6 51 52 Seattle 15 11 6 51 41 Colorado 13 10 9 48 42 San Jose 13 11 8 47 33 Vancouver 12 11 9 45 48 FC Dallas 10 11 11 41 45 Chivas USA 6 18 8 26 29

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NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Friday’s Games Sporting Kansas City 1, D.C. United 0 Today’s Games Philadelphia at Montreal, 12 p.m. Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 12:30 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 4 p.m. Columbus at New England, 5:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Portland, 8:30 p.m.


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GF 39 37 35 41 31 22

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WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Victoria 13 8 5 0 0 34 Kelowna 9 6 1 0 2 43 Prince George 12 5 6 0 1 27 Kamloops 11 4 7 0 0 31 Vancouver 10 1 7 1 1 19

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Medicine Hat Calgary Red Deer Edmonton Kootenay Lethbridge

Spokane Seattle Everett Portland Tri-City

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d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns Friday’s results Medicine Hat at Regina Saskatoon 4 Kootenay 2 Edmonton 4 Red Deer 0 Swift Current at Portland Victoria at Tri-City Everett at Spokane Kamloops at Vancouver Prince George at Seattle Today’s games Medicine Hat at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Saskatoon at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Regina at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Victoria at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Prince George at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Moose Jaw at Prince Albert, 3 p.m. Lethbridge at Calgary, 4 p.m. Kootenay at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Swift Current at Everett, 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 Portland at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Calgary at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Swift Current at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 Portland at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Regina, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Thursday, October 24 Moose Jaw at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Friday, October 25 Portland at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Regina, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Calgary at Prince George, 8 p.m. Brandon at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Kelowna at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m.

Penalties — Pollock Edm (interference) 8:03, Bear RD (tripping) 18:48. Shots on goal by Edmonton 11 13 21 — 45 Red Deer 7 8 6 — 21 Goal — Edmonton: Jarry (W, 5-5-0); Red Deer: Bartosak (L, 5-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 1-2; Red Deer: 0-4. Referees — Kyle Kowalski, Sean Raphael. Linesmen — Chad Huseby, Ross Welner. Attendance — 4,897 at Red Deer. Blades 4, Ice 2 First Period 1. Saskatoon, Millette 2 (Nogier, Revel) 15:25 Penalties — Sherbak Sas (interference) 16:34 Second Period 2. Kootenay, Hubic 1 (Reinhart, Descheneau) 5:18 3. Kootenay, Vetterl 1 10:53 Penalties — Shirley Koo (tripping) 2:10, Thomas Koo (slashing) 14:12. Third Period 4. Saskatoon, Zajac 3 3:56 (sh) 5. Saskatoon, Valcourt 7 (Sherbak, Craig) 13:48 6. Saskatoon, Kirichenko 2 (Burns) 19:53 (en) Penalties — Murray Koo (delay of game) 1:19, Burns Sas (goaltender interference) 2:03, Kirichenko Sas (checking from behind) 17:44. Shots on goal by Saskatoon 7 11 12 — 30 Kootenay 9 12 19 — 40 Goal — Saskatoon: Trombley (W, 2-2-0); Kootenay: Hoflin (L, 1-2-0). Pats 3, Tigers 2 (OT) First Period 1. Regina, D’Amico 1 (Burroughs, Gay) 1:40 2. Medicine Hat, Valk 4 (Bredo) 16:57 3. Regina, Stephenson 6 (Stevenson) 18:20 Penalties — Christoffer Reg (slashing) 1:53, Mumby Reg (hooking) 11:44, Lewington MH (holding) 19:29. Second Period 4. Medicine Hat, Vannelli 4 (Bredo, Shinkaruk) 4:32 (pp). Penalties — Samoridny Reg (hooking) 4:20, Sinitsyn Reg (holding) 9:43, Doty MH (boarding), Doty MH (fighting), Valk MH (hooking), Stevenson Reg (instigator), Stevenson Reg (fighting) 11:48, McCoy Reg (hooking) 13:06, McVeigh MH (slashing) 15:48, Jensen MH (roughing), Samoridny Reg (roughing) 17:48, Lewington MH (roughing), Christoffer Reg (roughing) 20:00. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Lewington MH (tripping) 7:03, Valk MH (slashing) 15:28. Overtime 5. Regina, Stephenson 7 (Stevenson, Leier) 2:19 (pp). Penalties — Shinkaruk MH (hooking) 1:01. Shots on goal by Medicine Hat 8 13 8 2 — 31 Regina 15 8 19 3 — 45

Oil Kings 4, Rebels 0 First Period 1. Edmonton, Moroz 10 (Petryk, Lazar) 3:19 2. Edmonton, Reinhart 1 (Sautner, Lazar) 8:25 (pp) Penalties — Polei RD (slashing) 8:12, Kieser Edm (interference) 13:56. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Irving Edm (interference) 4:11, Kieser Edm (tripping) 10:03. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Lazar 7 (Mills) 10:47. 4. Edmonton, Lazar 8 (Sautner, Moroz) 11:37.

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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Winnipeg 4, St. Louis 3, SO Anaheim 3, Phoenix 2, SO Today’s Games Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Edmonton at Ottawa, 12 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Nashville at Montreal, 5 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Florida, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 5 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 5 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 8 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Vancouver at Columbus, 4 p.m. Nashville at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 6 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES

Americans 4, Royals 2 First Period 1. Tri-City, Southam 1 (Marreck) 2:28 2. Tri-City, Williams 9 (Purtill, Tot) 6:58 Penalties — Southam TC (high-sticking) 17:35. Second Period 3. Tri-City, Nickles 3 (Plutnar, Gutierrez) 3:55 4. Victoria, Harrison 3 (Walker, Walker) 4:56 5. Victoria, Cote 1 (Walker, Nelson) 11:36 (pp) Penalties — Kanzig Vic (tripping) 0:47, Carlo TC (tripping) 10:40. Third Period 6. Tri-City, Southam 2 10:19 Penalties — Plutnar TC (tripping) 6:10, Topping TC (tripping) 11:16. Shots on goal by Victoria 10 12 17 — 39 Tri-City 8 11 4 — 23

Coyotes 2 at Ducks 3 (SO) First Period 1. Anaheim, Selanne 2 (Perreault) 6:38 Penalties — Cogliano Ana (slashing) 7:36, Klesla Pho (holding), Beauchemin Ana (high-sticking) 13:18, Yandle Pho (high-sticking, double minor) 19:30. Second Period 2. Phoenix, Vermette 2 (Yandle, Ribeiro) 11:11 Penalties — Vatanen Ana (tripping) 9:05, Silfverberg Ana (holding) 15:52, Korpikoski Pho (charging) 18:12, Perry Ana (cross-checking) 18:51. Third Period 3. Phoenix, Klesla 1 (Hanzal, Doan) 7:54 4. Anaheim, Bonino 3, 17:58 Penalties — Anaheim bench (too many men, served by Silfverberg) 2:34, Cogliano Ana (slashing) 4:25, Vermette Pho (tripping) 9:56. Overtime No Scoring Penalties — None Shootout Anaheim wins 4-3 Phoenix (3) — Boedker, miss; Vrbata, goal; Ribeiro, goal; Vermette, miss; Ekman-Larsson, goal; Doan, miss. Anaheim (4) — Bonino, goal; Getzlaf, miss; Perry, goal; Koivu, miss; Selanne, goal; Silfverberg, goal. Shots on goal by Phoenix 12 12 6 2 — 32 Anaheim 11 14 10 4 — 39

Goal — Victoria: Polivka (L, 7-5-0); Tri-City: Comrie (W, 5-6-0).

Goal — Phoenix: Smith (L,3-2-2); Anaheim: Hiller (W,4-0-0).

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Detroit 8 6 2 0 12 22 Toronto 8 6 2 0 12 29 Montreal 7 5 2 0 10 25 Tampa Bay 7 5 2 0 10 26 Boston 6 4 2 0 8 15 Ottawa 7 3 2 2 8 20 Florida 8 2 6 0 4 18 Buffalo 9 1 7 1 3 11 Metropolitan Division

Jets 4, Blues 3 (SO) First Period 1. St. Louis, Backes 6 (Oshie) 8:43. 2. Winnipeg, Jokinen 2 (Halischuk) 15:30. 3. St. Louis, Steen 6 (unassisted) 18:14. Penalties — Kane Wpg (elbowing) 3:00. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kane Wpg (high-sticking) 3:53, Cole StL (holding) 6:28, Enstrom Wpg (delay of game) 11:30. Third Period

Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (LS, 4-1-0); Regina: Macauley (W, 6-4-0).


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4. St. Louis, Steen 7 (Backes, Bouwmeester) 3:34. 5. Winnipeg, Kane 4 (Little) 13:13. 6. Winnipeg, Enstrom 1 (Byfuglien, Wheeler) 18:06. Penalties — None. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — Berglund StL (slashing) 4:20. Shootout Winnipeg 3-2 St. Louis : Oshie goal, Steen goal, Tarasenko miss, Sobotka miss, Shattenkirk miss, Berglund miss, Stewart miss. Winnipeg : Wheeler miss, Ladd goal, Little goal, Kane miss, Peluso miss, Frolik miss, Jokinen goal. Shots on goal by St. Louis 11 12 8 1 — 32 Winnipeg 9 10 8 2 — 29 Goal — St. Louis: Elliott (OL, 0-0-1); Winnipeg: Pavelec (W, 3-4-0). AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts Manchester 5 3 0 0 2 8 Providence 5 2 2 0 1 5 St. John’s 5 2 2 1 0 5 Portland 2 0 1 0 1 1 Worcester 1 0 1 0 0 0 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 4 0 0 20 9 Norfolk 5 3 1 0 1 7 Binghamton 4 3 1 0 0 6 Syracuse 4 1 2 1 0 3 Hershey 3 0 2 1 0 1 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts Hartford 5 4 0 0 1 9 Springfield 4 4 0 0 0 8 Albany 4 2 1 0 1 5 Adirondack 5 1 3 0 1 3 Bridgeport 4 1 3 0 0 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts Rockford 5 3 2 0 0 6 Milwaukee 3 2 0 1 0 5 Grand Rapids 4 2 1 1 0 5 Chicago 5 2 3 0 0 4 Iowa 2 1 1 0 0 2 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts Toronto 4 3 1 0 0 6 Lake Erie 6 3 3 0 0 6 Hamilton 3 1 0 0 2 4 Rochester 4 2 2 0 0 4 Utica 2 0 2 0 0 0 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts Oklahoma City 6 3 3 0 0 6 Texas 4 2 1 1 0 5 Abbotsford 5 2 2 0 1 5 Charlotte 2 2 0 0 0 4 San Antonio 5 2 3 0 0 4

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NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday’s Games St. John’s 5, Hershey 1 Hartford 4, Manchester 3, SO Milwaukee 3, Grand Rapids 2 Binghamton 6, Syracuse 2 Springfield 5, Providence 2 Rochester 4, Toronto 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Adirondack 3 Lake Erie 3, Hamilton 2, SO Norfolk 2, Albany 1, SO Oklahoma City 4, Abbotsford 3 Rockford 4, Chicago 3 Texas 2, San Antonio 1 Today’s Games Hershey at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Springfield at Adirondack, 5 p.m. Hartford at Portland, 5 p.m. Providence at Manchester, 5 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Worcester, 5 p.m. Iowa at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Syracuse at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m. Utica at Rochester, 5:05 p.m. Albany at Norfolk, 5:15 p.m. San Antonio at Texas, 6 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Abbotsford at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Grand Rapids at Rockford, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Iowa at Charlotte, 11:30 a.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Manchester, 1 p.m. Binghamton at Bridgeport, 1 p.m. Hamilton at Toronto, 1 p.m. Portland at Worcester, 3 p.m. Abbotsford at Texas, 4 p.m.

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Attendance — 27,633 at Edmonton. x-Toronto x-Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg

W L 9 6 8 7 6 9 3 12

T 0 0 0 0

Pts 18 16 12 6

PF 425 384 376 313

PA 394 401 419 486

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WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 13 3 0 26 10 5 0 20 9 6 0 18 3 13 0 6

PF 513 433 421 362

PA 362 325 390 450

x-Clinched playoff berth Friday’s Game Calgary 27, Edmonton 13 Saturday’s Games Toronto at Winnipeg, 1:30 p.m. BC Lions at Saskatchewan, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Game Hamilton at Montreal, 11 a.m.

TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Passes tried-made Returns yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-Lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

CalgaryEdmonton 22 21 175 107 237 265 412 372 26-20 36-16 108 90 1-0 7-0 1-0 1-0 5 1 4-38 5-39 11-100 9-114 32:11 27:49

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FRIDAY’S SUMMARY Stampeders 27, Eskimos 13 First Quarter Cgy — FG Paredes 27 11:52 Second Quarter Edm — FG Shaw 47 3:04 Cgy — TD McDaniel 29 pass from Glenn (Paredes convert) 5:17 Cgy — FG Paredes 32 10:53 Cgy — TD Wall 62 fumble return (Paredes convert) 13:26 Edm — TD Bowman 7 pass from Reilly (Shaw convert) 14:57 Third Quarter No scoring. Fourth Quarter Cgy — FG Paredes 12 2:22 Edm — FG Shaw 33 6:08 Cgy — Single Maver 62 11:34 Cgy — FG Paredes 34 14:18 Calgary 3 17 0 7 — 27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Calgary: Cornish 19-145, Walter 4-16, Glenn 1-8, Price 1-4, Tate 1-2. Edmonton: Reilly 7-43, Charles 4-39, White 6-25. Receiving Calgary: McDaniel 4-77, Price 3-38, Arthur 2-15, Parker 1-14, Cornish 1-12, Sinopoli 1-6. Edmonton: Stamps 7-132, Bowman 6-54, Chambers 3-27, Miles 1-17, Charles 1-15, Carter 1-11, Howard 1-9. Passing Calgary: Glenn 16-26-237-1-0. Edmonton: Reilly 18-34-247-1-1, Joseph 2-2-18-0-0. NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 5 1 0 .833 125 Miami 3 2 0 .600 114 N.Y. Jets 3 3 0 .500 104 Buffalo 2 4 0 .333 136 W

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Thursday’s Game Seattle 34, Arizona 22 Sunday’s Games 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 Monday’s Game Minnesota at N.Y. Giants, 6:40 p.m. NFL Odds (Odds supplied by; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Sunday SAN DIEGO at Jacksonville 7.5 45.5 Cincinnati at DETROIT 2.5 47.5 Buffalo at Miami NA NA Tampa Bay at ATLANTA 7.5 42.5 NEW ENGLAND at NY Jets 4.5 43.5 Dallas at PHILADELPHIA 2.5 55.5 Chicago at WASHINTON 0.5 50.5 St. Louis at CAROLINA 5.5 42.5 SAN FRANCISCO at Tennessee 5.5 39.5 Cleveland at GREEN BAY 10.5 46.5 Houston at KANSAS CITY 6.5 40.5 Baltimore at PITTSBURGH 1.5 40.5 DENVER at Indianapolis 7.5 56.5 Monday Minnesota at NY GIANTS 3.5 47.5

Baseball MLB 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

National League St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 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: Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles 0, St. Louis 9

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

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

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

Sunday, Oct. 13: Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Detroit 7, Boston 3 Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston 4, Detroit 3 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, 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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League Boston 3, Detroit 2 Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit 1, Boston 0

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fun.� The Lions have lost their last two games and head coach Mike Benevides knows what they are up against on Saturday. “It’s a tough, tough football team to play against,� he said. “This is going to be a physical, demanding game. You have to be prepared for everything they bring. Whoever makes the most plays and plays the best will go on to win.� The weather could also play a role as temperatures were expected to dip just below zero overnight, though the forecast for gametime was calling for 5 C and rain. Durant isn’t intimidated. “I’m a cold-weather man,� he said.

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NEW YORK — St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Friday for boarding San Jose Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle on Tuesday night. Lapierre was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct in the first period of the Blues’ 6-2 home loss. He served the first game of the suspension while awaiting an in-person hearing Friday. The suspension will cost Lapierre $28,205. Boyle was knocked out on the play, taken off the ice on a stretcher and spent the night in a hospital. He missed the Sharks’ 4-3 shootout loss in Dallas on Thursday night.


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MONTREAL — Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo will remain on the sidelines for the rest of the season, a decision that casts serious doubt on the prospect of the CFL’s all-time passing leader taking the field again. Calvillo hasn’t played since suffering a concussion in a game at Saskatchewan over two months ago. Alouettes general manager and head coach Jim Popp confirmed Friday that Calvillo will not play again this year. Popp said the decision was reached Friday morning after Calvillo recently had a setback. “He still can exercise, still train, but he’s made a decision to shut it down this season,� Popp said after practice. “He’s not going to return this year and he’s going to concentrate on getting his health back where it needs to be.� Calvillo was injured on Aug. 17 when his head struck the turf following a legal hit by Roughriders defensive end Ricky Foley. Calvillo suffered from headaches and had vision trouble in the days after the hit. The 41-year-old Los Angeles native later made appearances on the practice field and sat in on team meetings. There is concern that Calvillo’s 20-year career may be over though his plans beyond this season aren’t clear. He didn’t speak with reporters Friday. Calvillo broke Damon Allen’s league records for passing yards, completions and touchdown passes. His 79,816 passing yards are the most in pro football history, nearly 8,000 yards more than Brett Favre, the top passer in National Football League history. His 5,892 completions are second only to Favre in pro football history, and he ranks third in touchdown passes with 455, behind only Favre and Peyton Manning. The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award recipient in 2003, 2008 and 2009, Calvillo has led the Alouettes to eight Grey Cup appearances. He has won titles in 2002 (when he was named the championship game’s MVP) and had back-toback victories in 2009 and 2010.

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Local retailers become superheroes for United Way Photos contributed Starting in late September, S 14 retailers throughout Central A Alberta took part in this year’s United Way Da Days. Local businesses looking l to support the United Way campaig campaign in a different way donated a portion of their t sales of specific items, ranging from pu pumpkin spice lattes to headbands to a box of c chocolates. “These local busines businesses are stepping forward and are doing what they can to support their community. It’s th the perfect partnersship,” sh hip,” said Jennifer For Forrest, resource development director of the th United Way of Central Alberta. Patron Patrons can visit any of the participating llocations to pick up a United Way passport, which they then take to different locations to get stamped. Once they’ve visited all four businesses, they can enter their name to win a prize package valued at more than $1,000, with no purchase necessary. Passports can be found at Bikram Yoga Red Deer, Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut, Mitchell & Jewell, One Tooth Activewear or at the United Way office. More information on United Way Day participants can be found at

Warm up this month with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Cool Beans Bus. Paula Barclay and Monti Burgeson show their support. Fifty cents from each latte is donated back the United Way of Central Alberta.

Curry for a cause at Tandoor n’ Flame this month. Buy a full menu butter chicken and $1 will come back to support United Way Days.

Brooke and Jaime from Bistro on Gaetz are clowning around while enjoying cinnamon buns. One dollar from every cinnamon bun will be donated to United Way.

The women of Bikram Yoga Red Deer are showing off their passports and helping to promote United Way Days! Join them Oct. 24 and 31 for Karma Classes for United Way Days.

Kayla Teeuwen of Bernard Callebaut shows off some of the fabulous chocolates you could win by completing a United Way Days Passport. You could win a Chocolate Tasting and Sparkling Wine party for 10 (retail value of $250), just one of multiple prizes to be won.

Sean Robinson from Mitchell & Jewell is ready to shine up your jewels. Five dollars from ring cleanings all year round are donated back to United Way.

Sydney Schur and Nathan Graalman are ready to pour coffees all next week at Dose Coffee Co. downtown. One dollar from every coffee for the week of Oct. 21-25 is donated to United Way.

Quench your thirst at Las Palmeras! Smiling staff Albino Lemus, Mauricio Ortiz and Maria Harv are ready to serve margaritas for a good cause. One dollar from every margarita comes back to United Way.

Help support the community and enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch. Chris Moeckl and Bobbi Scott sport their United Way Days buttons with pride.


FRONT GRAMMALINK LUNCHEON Eat chili, take away a pottery bowl and support the fight against AIDS in Africa by attending a fundraising lunch on Oct. 30. GrammaLink-Africa is sponsoring the luncheon at The Hub from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Homemade chili will be served in a handmade pottery bowl that people can take home. Tickets are $18 cash at the door. The lunch includes homemade buns, pumpkin cupcakes, coffee and tea. All proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help turn the tide of HIV/ AIDS in Africa. For more information, contact Diane 403-346-2174.



SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013

Flu shots start Monday ANNUAL CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH SEVERAL AREA CLINICS NEXT WEEK BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta’s annual influenza campaign kicks off on Monday and health officials are encouraging Albertans to get immunized to prevent the spread of the flu this season. During the 2012-13 campaign, nearly 920,000 Albertans were immunized. In Alberta Health Services Central Zone, 86,453 doses were administered, up from 85,877 doses in 2011-12. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a respiratory disease that affects the nose, throat and lungs. It is caused by a virus that is easily passed from person to person. Influenza lowers the body’s ability to fight other infections and can lead to bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, and

even death, especially in the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions. Alberta Health Services says those at risk for serious health problems from influenza are children younger than two and adults 65 and older; people with weakened immune systems; those with chronic illnesses such as heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and cancer; and severely overweight individuals. Immunization is also important for people who could spread the virus to those who are at high risk of influenza-related complications. The vaccine is free to all Albertans six months of age and older, and is available at public immunization clinics, as well at some pharmacies and physician offices. Once again this year, a nasal spray will be available for children ages two to 17. Clinics in Central Alberta will be held at the following lo-

cations next week: ● Red Deer’s Westerner Park in the Harvest Centre, 4847A 19th St. — Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. ● Castor Community Health Centre, 4909 50th Ave. — Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. ● Consort Community Hall, 4602 50th Ave. — Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. ● Coronation Community Centre, 4820 Government Rd. — Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m. ● Delburne Community Hall, 2034 21st Ave. — Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. ● Eckville Community Centre, 5120 51st Ave. — Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ● Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50th Ave. — Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m. ● Ponoka Kinsmen Centre, 5009 46th Ave. — Wednesday

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ● Rimbey Community Centre, 4938 50th Ave. — Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ● Rocky Mountain House Lou Soppit Community Centre, 4733 54th Ave. — Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ● Sylvan Lake Alliance Church, 4404 47th Ave. — Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It takes about two weeks after getting the vaccine to be protected against influenza and protection will last up to one year. When the influenza strains in the vaccine are the same as the strains circulating in the community, the vaccine prevents influenza in 70 to 90 per cent of healthy adults and children. For more dates and times for clinics after next week, visit influenza.asp. szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com

‘Tis the season for a Monster Mash Family Wellness Bash organized through the Red Deer Native Friendship Society’s Four Directions Family Support program. Running from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Gaetz United Church, there will be booths, demonstrations and prizes from local health organizations on topics such as nutrition, oral hygiene and breastfeeding. There will also be aboriginal games, pumpkin decorating and bobbing for oranges. Young children will receive a teddy bear at the door to take home. For more information, call Pat at the Friendship Centre at 403340-0020.

ACT OF FRIENDSHIP COURSE The Central Alberta region of the Canadian Mental Health Association is presenting an eight week Art of Friendship course. The course is designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practise the skills that help people make and keep friends. Art of Friendship is especially helpful to people who have lost friends because of difficult experiences, or disability has affected their confidence level and self-esteem. Empty nesters, older people entering retirement and people new to Red Deer also report this course has improved their social lives. The course begins on Oct. 24 and runs weekly until Dec. 12. The classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dawe branch of the Red Deer Public Library at 56 Holt St.

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Laura Huculak with the Earth Rangers shows off Diego the black and white tegu to a group of young students.

Animal ambassadors reach out to kids BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF


Fur, feathers and forked tongues brought on a series of fascinated gasps from crowds of enthralled youngsters in two Red Deer schools on Thursday. Earth Rangers, a national conservation organization geared for children, made a stop at Joseph Welsh and Mountview elementary schools to talk about Canadian wildlife and the importance in protecting endangered species. Students had the chance to get up close and personal with creatures, known as the Earth Rangers’ “animal ambassadors.” Sonic, a milky white European barn owl, charmed the 450 students from Grades 1 to 5 at Mountview as he chatted from his perch on Laura Huculak’s hand before silently soaring across the gym for a treat. They also met Diego, a black and white tegu (a large lizard), and let a out a collective gasp when she revealed her serpentlike tongue and long tail. Timber, an American pine marten from

the weasel family, demonstrated her climbing capabilities to the groups and Kateri, a peregrine falcon, also stretched her feathers for a swift flight test. Earth Rangers educators Amanda Brown and Huculak talked about the challenges that species such as the beluga whale and barn swallow face in today’s constantly changing world and what everyone can do to make a difference. “These animals we have here today, they have cousins out in the wild that are at risk of disappearing forever,” Brown said. “But there are things we can do, which is why we have our Bring Back the Wild campaign.” The goal of Bring Back the Wild is to educate and inspire children about biodiversity loss as well as provide tools to help them protect animals at risk of extinction across Canada. Earth Rangers visits about 550 school across the country each year and since launching Bring Back the Wild in September 2010, more than 200,000 children have

participated. Brown talked about Canada’s dwindling numbers when it comes to the western bumblebee and Blanding’s turtles, thanks to factors such as habitat loss, invasive species, climate change and pesticides. The presenters said students can do their part by signing up to become an Earth Ranger online. Their first mission will be to complete a Bring Back the Wild fundraising campaign to help save an animal. Other missions include things like a battery recycling program in the house or climate change mitigation exercises. Classes also received a catalogue of Earth Rangers science-related resources for educators that offer curriculum-linked activities and lesson plans for follow up after the show. “Environmental awareness and endangered species is something we’re all interested in,” said Mountview principal Cathy Gukert. “We’re always trying to talk to our students about being more environmentally conscious so this fit well.”

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Transforming the southern landscape of Sunnybrook Farm Museum into a living farm community took another step forward this week. A sod-turning ceremony on Thursday marked the start of the next phase of the South Development Project –– the Co-operative Mercantile Store and upgrades to the site’s water and sanitary services. Construction is expected to get underway next spring with the goal to begin welcoming visitors inside the building by the fall of 2014. The credit union/store will house museum artifacts. “Buildings are our No 1 priority,” said Ian Warwick, farm museum executive

director. “We need to build more space. We need to store more artifacts. People in Red Deer want to donate their personal history and their treasured possessions to the museums in Red Deer.” Warwick said the museum is at capacity and the more buildings they can build, the more storage space. But most importantly, Warwick said the museum wants to celebrate the farm community. Sunnybrook Farm is developing the southern portion of the site as part of its long-term strategic plans. The 1920s Heritage Garage opened in May. After the store is up and running, the museum will turn its attention to the Calder School Interpretive Centre. The school was moved from its location about 20 km east of Innisfail to the

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museum in 2008. Warwick said this is a larger fundraising project that will come with an estimated $400,000 price tag. Other plans include relocating the museum’s entrance and parking areas. On hand for the sod turning was Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk and other guests. Klimchuk, who visited the museum for the first time, noted the uniqueness of having the museum in a residential area. She said museums protect history and ensure future generations know about it. The $390,000 store/credit union project was partially financed with a $110,000 grant from the province’s Community Facility Enhancement Program, as well as with funds from Red Deer Co-op, Servus Credit Union, Concentra Financial, The Co-operators, and UFA Co-operative.




SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013

Gravity finds spirituality in space BY PAUL ASAY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is being hailed as perhaps the best space-centric film since 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story is taut and relentless. The special effects are amazing. It’s both intimate and epic, and I imagine we’ll still be talking about this flick come Academy Awards season. But in the midst of this straightforward story of two people trying to survive in the not-so-friendly confines of space, there’s a resonant, deeply spiritual message at play. Space newbie Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is in a pretty dark place, spiritually speaking — and the view from space isn’t doing much to cheer her up. She’s still grieving the loss of her young daughter — killed in a freakish accident — and is half dead herself. When her co-astronaut Matt (George Clooney) asks her what she likes most about being up in space, she says the silence. When he asks what she did during her off-hours back on Earth, she says she just drove. She wasn’t living, really. She was existing. Even though she was still drawing breath, a good part of her was already dead. And it’s interesting that, when it looks like she could actually die, she seems at times nearly resigned to her fate. Not indifferent, really, but she carries with her an air of fatalism. In perhaps her darkest moment, she actually turns off the oxygen keeping her alive and prepares to give herself to the void. And as you might expect, her thoughts turn toward her daughter, and to faith — even though Ryan’s never been religious. “Nobody will pray for my soul,” she says. “I’ve never said a prayer in my life. Nobody ever taught me how.” But then, in the midst of that deep-space crisis, Ryan receives some sort of a visitation — perhaps a trick of the mind, perhaps a hallucination, perhaps a miracle. But whatever it was, it saves her life. In this moment, Ryan rediscovers a will to live. She is, in


Sandra Bullock as an astronaut stranded: her character finds new life, and faith, in the emptiness of space. the depths of this void, reborn. For millennia, heroes have gone to hell and back — often quite literally — to reclaim a loved one and/ or find new life. Gods and men alike have made the trip, from Egypt’s Osiris to Sumeria’s Gilgamesh to Greece’s Hermes and Odysseus and Orpheus. But the most powerful (and, in my belief, the truest) of these stories is that of Jesus, who died and (as is written in the Apostle’s Creed) descended into hell, and rose again to bring us all the possibility of new life. Many Christian literary figures, from Dante in his Divine Comedy to Christian in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, make their own descents into hell or hell-like environs in order to make the trip to salvation. In Christianity, we all believe that we “live” in death — even when we’re still physically very much alive — until our belief in Jesus, and his love for us, pulls us out of it. It’s one of the central paradoxes of our faith: In life, death. In death, life. Ryan starts Gravity in a sort of hell. Indeed, the horrific lethality of empty space makes Dante’s ninth


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circle look almost balmy. It’s a cold, dark, empty place — a void where God’s creations are inherently absent and His creatures cannot live without some serious technological help. And it serves, frankly, as a convenient analogy for Ryan’s own state of mind — a Demeter who lost her Persephone. “I wake up, I go to work, and I just drive,” she says. Though the doctor still lives, technically — still breathes — she is cold. Empty. A void, like the cosmos around her. She left life behind many months ago. But in the emptiness in space and the death that surrounds her, she finds (or is given) new life. New will. A new spirit, in a way. She finds it when she’s at her absolute lowest — a penlight in the darkness, a spark in the cold, a grain of substance to fill the void. It gives her the gumption to fight and find her way home. She turns from the darkness and heads toward that sun-lit orb of life. She crawls out of the underworld (or, in this case, outerworld) to feel the brush of the breeze on her face, the warmth of the sun on her skin. She finds her way home. I don’t know if the makers intended Gravity to take on such grave spiritual dimensions. But maybe it’s telling that Ryan’s thoughts, at both her lowest and highest points, are focused on her daughter. When Ryan’s at her lowest, she clings to the thought she might join her little girl in death. When she regains her will to live, she’s not in such a hurry — but she has no doubt that her daughter’s with her — watching her, listening to her. That she’s there, living in a way that maybe Ryan didn’t understand before. Ryan not only decides to live for her daughter, but her daughter lives in her. Death is not the end. Obviously, the movie’s musings on life and death can be taken a myriad ways. But for Christians like me, there’s a special resonance to be found. We can find life after death, the movie suggests. We can be born again, even in the coldest and darkest of places. Paul Asay is the author of God on the Streets of Gotham: What the Big Screen Batman Can Teach us About God and Ourselves. He works as a movie reviewer with the Christian outlet

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“The peoples of the world, of whatever race or religion, derive their inspiration from one heavenly Source, and are the subjects of one God. The difference between the ordinances under which they abide should be attributed to the varying requirements and exigencies of the age in which they were revealed.” Bahá’u’llah   On Tue. Oct. 29th an Inter-Faith Forum will be held at the Red Deer College Arts Centre, hosted by the Ahmadih Muslims and RDC at 6:30 pm. on the topic of “Can Secularism and Religion Co-exist?” Everyone is welcome.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013

Great Big Sea makes it personal

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Great Big Sea will perform to a sold-out show on Monday, Oct. 28, at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Bringing Newfoundland’s music and culture to the world is a lofty goal for any band — and it seemed near impossible 20 years ago when Great Big Sea came up with the notion. “We might as well have told people we wanted to be professional wrestlers ... nobody from Newfoundland had ever been successful at a national level,” recalled the group’s fiddler, accordionist and bagpiper Bob Hallett. What made the band’s aim seem more absurd and implausible is that the musicians of Great Big Sea were playing only traditional instruments. “We had no electric guitars, drum kit or amplifiers. ... We would just play our acoustic instruments very loudly in St. John’s bars,” said Hallett. The Great Big Sea members came to realize that if they wanted to take “truthful” Newfoundland music to other provinces (no small feat, considering the island is a four-day drive — including six-hour ferry ride — from Toronto) they would also have to recreate the “kitchen party” atmosphere of their raucous local concerts across the country. But how does one create an intimate, yet celebratory, mood in taverns and cavernous arenas far from home?

Hallett, who performs with the rest of the band at a sold-out show on Monday, Oct. 28, at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre, believes it comes down to making fans, whether they number five or 5,000, feel an integral part of the musical experience. “You have to get people singing along and dancing and laughing ... you have to make it personal, give people the opportunity to, not just watch you, but get caught up in what you are doing. They need to feel they’re part of it.”

Europe. Hallett admitted he has toured North America countless times, but has never tired of playing for people who want to listen. “It’s my favourite thing to do in life — stand on stage and play with the band. I am always aware of what a privilege it is to play for people who really want to be there. “That kind of excitement never wears off.” Great Big Sea’s latest album, XX, is a greatest hits package and then some.

Hallett noted it’s a little known fact that some Acadians settled on the island, along with a few native French citizens who migrated from St. Pierre and Miquelon, two nearby islands belonging to territorial France. Another new tune, Josephine the Baker, has nothing to do with 1920s entertainer Josephine Baker or the old Appalachian song the band borrowed the title from. Hallett said the Great Big Sea version is based on his own early days in the Canadian navy and time spent in St. John’s sailor pubs. “About 70 per cent of the Canadian navy is made up of Newfoundlanders,” he volunteered. “You won’t find too many HALLETT Prairie boys!” More surprises are in store on the XX box set, with bonus material. It contains a third disc of some of the band’s lesser known “experimental tunes.” Hallett said these are “B-side” songs that went astray either lyrically or musically. “Maybe one person thought the song was good and everybody else disagreed.” Adding a disc of less successful songs may well be “unheard of,” he said, but the group wanted to create an honest record of its own history — and he believes these musical “missteps” will be fascinating to fans who appreciate a band’s varied journey.


Some 10 albums on, the Celtic-rock band has become known for energetic contemporary interpretations of traditional folk songs that draw on the island’s 500-year-old Irish, Scottish, Cornish — and even French — heritage. Many Canadians are familiar with such Great Big Sea hits as Ordinary Day, When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down), Can’t Stop Falling, End of the World, Consequence Free and others. In the process, the core trio — including Alan Doyle (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin) and Séan McCann (vocals, bodhran, guitar, tin whistle) — are celebrated not only in this country, but in as far-flung locales as Australia and

For many years, Hallett said the group resisted putting out a best-of collection because members preferred thinking about the next project rather than looking back at ground already covered. But after so many albums, “the excuses began to sound kind of silly.” Hallett said band members easily came up with a core of hit songs — both pop-oriented and traditional ones — for the two-disc set that’s already hit gold in sales. There was enough room left for six new tunes, including Le Bon Vin, a Newfoundland version of an old French folk song.

Red Deer College Symphonic Winds to honour Women of the Baton BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF “Women of the baton” are being honoured at the first Red Deer College Symphonic Winds concert of the season. There was a time, in the bad, old days, when women didn’t get much of a shake at band leading, except at the elementary school level. Now bands of all kinds are being led by females, as well as males. “I would say it’s at least a 50 per cent split,” said Steve Sherman, director of the Symphonic Winds, who wanted to recognize the growing contribution of women conductors at a special concert next week. Sherman won’t be standing at the podium on Thursday at the RDC Arts Centre, even though he took his 55-member college and community band through the

whole rehearsal process. Instead, seven Red Deer-area female band leaders will lead the Symphonic Winds through a varied program. When Sherman put out a call for women conductors to step forward and participate in the concert, the following responded: Jennifer Mann, leader of the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School band; Annette Bradley of the Koinonia School band; Diana Bushell, who leads the St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School band in Innisfail; Kerry Heisler of the H. J. Cody School band in Sylvan Lake; Lil Traquair ,who leads elementary school bands for Red Deer Catholic district; Laurie Shapka Thiel, West Park School’s band director; and Val Sherman, who conducts the band at École La Prairie in Red Deer. (The latter is Steve’s wife). Sherman is very pleased to honour the contributions and talents of these seven women.

“I feel a lot of times that people who are in the trenches, people who spend years and years nurturing students, don’t get recognized enough,” added the RDC music instructor, who has led the Symphonic Winds for the last dozen years. Last year, Sherman held a special concert spotlighting retired Central Alberta band directors. The program for the Women of the Baton concert will encompass diverse music, including October by Eric Whitacre, English Folk Song Suite, by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by James Barnes, and an arrangement of the traditional Home on the Range by John Barnes Chance. Sherman believes there will be tunes to please most every ear. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $19.25 ($16.25 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.


Four Seasons tribute delivers catalogue of hits BY ADVOCATE STAFF OH WHAT A NIGHT: A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons does what Jersey Boys doesn’t — delivers a comprehensive catalogue of the group’s hits. But producer George Solomon encourages everyone to go to see his musical revue — which runs Sunday, Oct. 27, at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre — as well as the biographical award-winning Jersey Boys, to get a fuller picture of the seminal singing group from the 1960s. “I’m big a fan” of all things Four Seasons-related, admitted Solomon, whose oldest sister was over the moon about the group’s lead singer. “My sister Cynthia was a Frankie Valli fanatic!”

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MUSIC: ‘Timeless’ Solomon recalled he didn’t have a choice about hearing The Four Seasons music played around the house while he was growing up, but “fortunately, I liked it.” After becoming a solo singer in Las Vegas, Solomon enjoyed the “timeless” tunes with catchy melodies enough to put some of them into his own show — and then to take up a suggestion five years ago to create a whole new show around the quartet’s music. The musical revue that’s coming to Red Deer features performances of all the big hits — Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes off You, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You — as well as more than half a dozen Top 10 tunes that are not in Jersey Boys, including Grease! Since Solomon’s revue is not a scripted biography, he said there’s more space for the music. OH WHAT A NIGHT!, which tours with different casts around the world,

is described as a loving tribute concert. The four singers in the revue do not play characters — they actually take turns singing the lead part in various songs, said Las Vegas-based Solomon. He noted cast members try to stay true to the original recordings without mimicking or impersonating the group. But there’s still a lot of comedic banter between songs that paints a picture of what Valli and The Four Seasons were up to when each song was recorded, said Solomon, who wrote the show that’s directed by award-winning producer/director Michael Chapman. “The music is great, it’s funny and full of non-stop dancing. It’s a feelgood family show.” The Four Seasons is described in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as being the most popular rock band before the Beatles. Group members from 1960 to 1966 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. They are also one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. Tickets to the 7 p.m. show are $60 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Jazz pianist goes classical former. He devoted himself to his Standards trio and his spontaneously improvised solo piano concerts that brought him international renown through such albums as the multi-platinum The Koln Concert. “Everybody has a limited lifespan and I wanted to use mine intelligently,” Jarrett said. “I felt that if I had been called to do anything it

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Keith Jarrett declared he was done with classical music recordings after recovering from the chronic fatigue syndrome that sidelined him for nearly two years in the late 1990s. But the jazz pianist has just released his first classical recording in 15 years, a two-CD set of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Michelle Makarski that came together quite unexpectedly. His illness led him to focus on creating music as a jazz improviser rather than interpreting music as a classical per-



Multidisciplinary artist to speak at RDC A multidisciplinary artist known for sculptures, installations and collages will speak about his work at Red Deer College on Monday as part of the ART101 Visiting Lecture Series. Jason de Haan has created art with the goal of “condensing varying spans of time and space” and promoting different ways of knowing. His work came to

wider attention about five years ago with sculptures in which classicallooking busts were given salt-crystal beards. De Haan studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and was based for much of his early career in Calgary. In 2012, he started a master’s degree program at Bard College in upstate New York, and was short-listed for the Sobey

Art Award. His work has been shown in group exhibitions in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, Mexico, Sweden and the U.K. He has participated in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festival and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. He has also done residencies at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture and the Banff Cen-

was to make music.” Jarrett had also become disillusioned with the approach to making classical recordings, which involved minimal interaction and rehearsal time with other musicians and an overemphasis on technical perfection at the expense of emotion. But the Bach recording developed out of impromptu get-togethers with Makarski.

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tre. A solo show of de Haan’s artwork will be touring Canadian public galleries in 2014. The artist will speak at 7 p.m. at Margaret Parson’s Theatre at RDC. Everyone is welcome.

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WOMEN OF THE BATON The RDC Symphonic Winds is proud to invite 7 central Alberta women band directors to guest conduct this concert. These woman have dedicated their careers to band music and their lives to their students.


FACULTY RECITAL Join the Music Faculty as they celebrate Red Deer’s Centennial, RDC’s 50th Anniversary, and central Alberta today. The program includes classical and contemporary works from the 1910s, 1960s, and the world premieres of works by RDC faculty members Malcolm Bell and Ruston Vuori.



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Adult children cause of breakup Dear Annie: I dated “Carol” Carol very much, and they defor more than eight years. I stroyed our relationship. I am loved her and wanted to marry hoping she will see my letter. — her. Anonymous The problem Dear Anonymous: was her children We hope you realize (now aged 37 and that it is Carol who 42), who have not bears most of the regrown up to be masponsibility for permitture adults. Carol ting this behavior from knew from the beher children. ginning that if we If she truly wanted ever broke up, it them out of the house, would be because they would be out. Parof them. ents do a grave disserI spent every vice to their children weekend with when they encourage her. The kids had such dependence. MITCHELL a tendency to go It is both selfish and & SUGAR through my perlazy parenting. And sonal belongings Carol’s children seem when we were on a particularly untrustdate and when we worthy, as well. slept. I had to hide my checkYes, they will have difficulty book, wallet, truck and house when she can no longer provide keys. for them, but we worry about Her kids still live there and what could happen to Carol put forth zero effort to make it should she become ill or infirm. on their own. They have no in- Those kids are unlikely to put terest in facing the realities of their mother’s welfare above life and simply sponge off their their own interests. mother. They don’t realize that We recommend you give her when Mom passes away (one of the number for Adult Protective these days), they will have to Services in your state (neac.aoa. face what they’ve been avoiding gov or call the Eldercare Locafor years. tor at 1-800-677-1116). Her kids are nothing more She may need it someday. than liars and thieves. I loved Dear Annie: My husband and


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SUN SIGNS 21): Your kindness and your charm are your strongest tools today. You are able to approach others with a great deal of tact and diplomacy. You know subconsciously how far you should go in any situation and where your place is exactly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You are putting a lot of focus and energy on your daily routine. Your agenda is busy with a variety of tasks to do and the office environment is more than active at this time. Follow through the details without omitting the important points. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Cheerfulness reigns in your soul and you feel like a little kid deep down within your heart. Innocent gestures and a sincere attitude will take you into a funlike adventure. Have a closer look at your own self and you will discover many hidden talents within you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will find a deeper connection to your past and your origins. Melancholia hits you with warm feelings of memories from long time ago. Flip through your family photo album and spend more time in the hub of your home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will want to speak up your mind today. Reaching out to others and communicating your innermost fears and desires will likely bring you more fruitful ideas. Creative writing and public

Sunday, Oct. 20 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Viggo Mortensen, 55; Kenneth Choi, 42; John Krasinski, 34 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon continues to travel through stubborn Taurus who doesn’t like to be pushed nor told what to do. An opposition to Mercury and Saturn denotes that this ferocious animal will manifest itself like Bull in a china store. Taurus is the master of patience, yet today we may encounter difficulties with emotionally charged issues. Over analyzing and the over-thinker syndrome should be put to rest. It’s wiser to remain detached and more rational as we may be prone to higher than usual sensitivity. Later on, Jupiter’s presence will push away this cloudy atmosphere by bringing in some optimism and a feel-good predisposition. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may encounter disputes over money or someone may disagree how to allocate your shared funds. If you are expecting money from someone else today, chances are that it will either be delayed or not what you have expected. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The process of compromise and negotiation is more of a conundrum to you than art. You may not agree entirely with what you will be hearing and at times, you may experience resistance in terms of a mutual goal from your partner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may find it challenging to catch up with your chores just like you have a hard time catching up your own breath. You won’t feel particularly exposed, nor find the need to share your innermost desires. You would rather sit quietly in your own corner for now. CANCER (June 21-July

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If you enjoy these get-togethers, you may as well play along, although you might offer a dish you actually want to bring. Dear Annie: I’d like to say one more word in favor of adult children calling their parents daily. One size does not fit all. Three years ago, I found out I have terminal cancer, and at about the same time, my husband left me after 31 years of marriage. After my husband left, my father, for whom I’d been caregiver for four years, passed away. My adult daughter lives in the same city, and we speak daily. My married adult son lives about 1,000 miles away, and we speak, text or email every few days. My daughter’s daily calls became my saving grace. Without our conversations and constant closeness, I may not have had the drive to battle my disease and continue on as I have. — Jacksonville, Fla. 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.

22): You may feel somewhat out of sync with others today. Don’t let other people’s reactions or lack of tact get to you. You have better things to do than absorb their grumpy predisposition. Organize a get-together or join some folks of yours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your perception of what others may think of you may not reflect reality as is. You may feel criticized or even down played. Snap out of this pessimistic state of mind and worry over what really matters. You don’t need approval from others to feel emotionally at home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Quit while you are still on top, dear Virgo. Today, you will engage yourself into a verbal debating fighting for your personal convictions. You will stand firm by your belief system and once confronted, you may easily lose your reassurance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You and your partner don’t see eye to eye when it

comes to dealing with your finances. You have your way of allocating the budget and your partner has their own. Instead of taking decisions based on your currents state of mind and preferences, identify with your long-term goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You cannot define what exactly you are feeling about your marital situation. One second your approach is being lovey-dovey and before you know it, you feel argumentative. Whatever you are feeling, you cannot hold it back. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): The first part of the day you will want to let some steam out due to some suppressed anger or a rain of dark thoughts. Bit by bit, as the day unfolds, your problems won’t seem as solemn and you will be able to filter your mind through a vision of optimism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): One friend may try to confront you and prove

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long (5-meter-long), serpent-like oarfish. Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature to shore on Sunday. Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime. “We’ve never seen a fish this big,” said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMI’s sail training ship. “The last oarfish we saw was three feet long.” Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet (914 metres) deep, sightings of the creatures are rare and they are largely unstudied. The obscure fish apparently died of natural causes. Tissue samples and video footage were sent to be studied by biologists at the University of California,. you wrong. Their rigid approach may make you question yourself and your friendship. Don’t take offence in what is being told to you. There are better moments waiting for you in the arms of your loved one. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Inner restlessness may evoke in you a desire to move elsewhere. For the time being, you may let yourself be swept by sentiments of nostalgia, while feeling imprisoned by feelings of abandonment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your faith and reason are on a battleground today. You want to believe in your own intuition and in listen to your inner voice, yet conflicting philosophies may affect your currents state of thinking. Let objectivity overrule your emotionally induced judgement. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Alberta is looking for more full-time nurses. Alberta is a province that has grown to over 4 million people and is still growing. Our health system is growing, too. To keep up, our nursing workforce has grown by 13 percent since 2010. And as it continues to grow, we need to create more full-time nursing positions, so patients get the consistent, reliable care they need from our nurses.

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Right now in Alberta, only 31 percent of nurses work full time compared to a national average of close to 60 percent.

Dr. Connie Farion (Bahrey) is pleased to welcome Dr. Kannan. Our dental team is excited to add his experience to our practice. Additionally, dental hygienist Kirsten, will be joining us on a permanent schedule this September. Kirsten is looking forward to re-connecting with her clients she has worked with over the years.

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Saturday, Oct. 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Jon Favreau, 47; John Lithgow, 68; Chris Kattan, 43 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon glides in realistic Taurus. Change does not appeal to us as much as doing things the old-fashioned way. We seek comforts through food, material wealth and serenity. Stability and permanence will be intrinsic to our most essential needs. Credit is given to a gorgeous trine to Mars and Pluto, which are allowing us to put into action anything we have put our mind to. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, a very productive year heralds success and efficiency for you. Change will occur in your most intimate affairs while you will be tackling life with an outmost dedication and focus. Your staying power is private, mysterious and powerful. A lot will be accomplished behind the scenes. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may feel hungrier than usual today. Hungry for food, for money or anything that pleases you. Whatever you ingest today, watch your diet as to not overindulge of a good thing. You are marked by a strong desire to collect something. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Others may come to you for nurture and care. You are everyone’s comforting buddy today, while pampering everyone with a kind heart and an emotionally stable attitude. You are also more aware of your general appearance today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are embarking on a spiritual path today. You search for unity in your subconscious mind. Hidden secrets and surreptitious activities make you more introverted about your daily life. Tap into your feelings for possible clues to probing questions. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re feeling sociable and you want to hang out with your friends. It’s a wonderful time to catch up with fun gossip and drama which you might have missed. Being of service to your community or organization might be just your cup of tea. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): As long as you know what your limits are and to not over abuse of your dictatorial tendencies, you should be successful within your professional sphere. It’s a great time to focus on your career needs and your expectations of such. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Boredom may entice you to upgrade your knowledge to higher levels. It is also possible that you may decide to go back to school to finish a degree. Even if you decide to learn a new language, it will indisputably enrich you from deep within. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let over sensitivity get the best of you today. Rather, sit back and work on your private life by strengthening the bonds with someone special. Intensity marks your demeanour followed by heated passionate desires. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.

I are very social and have several groups of friends. Lately, one of these friends has started to make every gettogether a potluck. Even for special occasions such as birthdays, the hostess asks each guest to bring a food item. Many times, she actually assigns dishes. I’m starting to dread these invitations. What happened to throwing a party and providing refreshments for your guests? Or at least waiting for your guest to offer? Most of these friends are in their 50s and 60s, and most live quite comfortably, so it’s not as if they cannot afford to host. I know I have the option of not accepting the invitations, but we enjoy the company, and I hate to miss the social activity. Am I being a scrooge, or is this trend rather tacky? — Fed Up with Potluck Dear Fed Up: Yes, it is tacky to “host” a party and expect others to provide the refreshments, unless this is agreed upon in advance. However, your friends’ financial situation may be less rosy than you think, and one way to hide this while still entertaining friends is to make everything potluck.










LUANN Oct. 19 1987 — The Toronto Stock Exchange follows New York down, as a crashing stock market leads to global financial panic. The TSE 300 Index drops 407 points, and the Dow Jones plunges 508.32 points, or 22.62 per cent, wiping out $500 billion in share values. 1984 — Grant Notley killed in an plane

crash near High Prairie. The Alberta NDP leader was first elected to the Legislature in 1971 and served as a one-man caucus for 11 years. 1960 — Canada and the US sign agreement to build joint Columbia River project for hydro power and flood control. 1945 — Parliament unanimously ratifies Canada’s signing of United Nations charter and establishment under UN auspices of an International Court of Justice at The Hague.





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SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013



OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls it the “biggest deal our country has ever made” — and business leaders are reaching for even headier superlatives. Indeed, analysts agree the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the 500-million strong European Union market is the most ambitious Canada has even attempted — larger even than NAFTA in scope, if not impact — since it encompasses virtually every facet of economic activity. But as details of the yet-unwritten deal emerged Friday, even backers admitted to niggling concerns that much of what Canada stands to gain could be put in baskets best labelled “potential” or even “wishes.” For all of its far-reaching implications, the deal will be what businesses and Canadians can make of it, some observers say — and at this early juncture, Europeans appear to be better placed to take full advantage. “Opportunity” appeared to be among the most commonly uttered words used by the many stake-

holder groups who lined up Friday to bestow their blessing on the deal. “Companies must be prepared to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. “You can talk about, ’It’s going to have this impact,’ but it’s something companies themselves (have) to take advantage of.” Joy Nott, president of the Canadian Association of Exporters and Importers, described the deal as a “fantastic opportunity” — with a caveat. “The biggest concern we hear is that because Europe is so much bigger than we are, if we don’t hit the ground running . . . they could overtake us and be benefiting before we see benefits.” The Conservative government says the deal will provide a $12-billion boost to the Canadian economy and create 80,000 new jobs — significant numbers, but relatively modest given that the Canadian economy is worth more than $1.6 trillion, with nearly 18 million Canadians working today. Industry leaders predict Canadian firms will take

Pidherney honoured for work

full advantage of what amounts to the dismantling of barriers — both tariffs and stifling rules and regulations — that have helped keep trade between the two entities relatively modest. But there are no guarantees. Beef and pork farmers have a significantly higher quota for selling into the EU balloon, although many will need to convert their production to more costly hormone-free lines —the deal insists on it — in order to capitalize. Canadian automakers will be able to ship as many as 100,000 duty-free vehicles, up from the current 8,000, under relaxed rules-of-origin requirements. Whether North American-assembled vehicles will sell in Europe remains an open question. And on possibly the biggest “opportunity” in the deal, the opening up of government procurement at the national, provincial and municipal level: the Europeans have been playing the game for years, while most Canadian firms are rookies. It was no accident that at Friday’s announcement in Brussels, European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso listed procurement — contracts for government services and installations — as the EU’s biggest win.

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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Forty-nine years ago, an 18-year-old Leslieville man sold his car and used the proceeds — along with some money his parents had set aside for his education — to buy a single-axle gravel truck. It was the first of many chances Merv Pidherney would take while building M. Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. into a company with some 550 employees. He received some measure of recognition on Thursday evening, when he was presented with the Ernst & Young 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year award for energy services. One of three finalists in that category, Pidherney acknowledged that he was surprised to hear his name called. “I had to beat Studon Electric (& Controls Inc.) out of Red Deer, and he’s pretty strong competition.” In addition to Studon president and CEO Don Sutherland, Pidherney was up against Russ Hebblethwaite of Calgary’s Enviro Vault Canada Ltd. But he had plenty of moral support at the Calgary awards banquet, with a 22-person delegation accompanying him. “We were the noisiest group,” laughed Pidherney. M. Pidherney’s Trucking, which is known to most people simply as Pidherney’s, has its shop and headquarters just outside of Rocky Mountain House. The company also maintains a shop west of Blackfalds and has a portable camp near Hinton. It operates a construction fleet with more than 450 pieces of equipment, from gravel and lowbed trucks to excavators, scrapers, dozers, loaders and packers. “People don’t realize that we are really a heavy construction company,” said Pidherney. “We run 114 Cats.” He’s also a partner in Midwest Pipelines Inc. which does work for the likes of Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. Now 68, Pidherney reflected on the early days of his entrepreneurial journey. “It was just totally long hours and hard work, and very little return. My first truck only got me $5.40 an hour.” He also took some chances along the way, but was careful not to over-extend his young company. “I just had to keep working hard and slow, so that I didn’t get into debt trouble.” That risk was particularly high in the oilpatch, where Pidherney’s company was most active. Businesses that grew too fast could quickly fail when the economy took a nasty turn, he said. “I’ve seen that happen many times.” Another reason for M. Pidherney’s Trucking’s ongoing success has been the quality of its employees, said its founder. “I’ve got some very, very good people.” Pidherney’s three sons are involved in the business. But despite that, he continues to work seven days a week and remains president and CEO. “I don’t want to die, so I’m going to keep working,” he joked. That said, Pidherney does now allow himself a few indulgences — such as winter trips south. In addition to Pidherney and Sutherland, other Central Alberta finalists for 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year awards were Dallas Lenius and Dean Hall of Red Deer’s Force Pile Driving. They were competing in the emerging entrepreneur category. Prairies winners were chosen in 10 categories, with Dale Wishewan of Booster Juice declared the overall Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Prairies. He will now compete against other regional champions from the Pacific, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic areas for national Entrepreneur Of The Year honours.

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Kile Meiklejohn picks up some beverages from Tracey Cook at Grounded Coffee & Cafe, which opened recently in the Park Plaza office building at 5217 47th Ave. Operated by McMan Youth, Family & Community Services Association, the coffee shop serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, as well as snacks and meals. It’s open Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., with profits used to support McMan programs.

Africa beckons to energy producers BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Africa might not rank high on the investment wish list of most Alberta businesses. But it’s attracting interest from a growing number of energy companies, says an Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations official who is responsible for supporting Alberta trade development on the continent. Shane Jaffer was in Red Deer on Thursday to speak at a seminar about accessing international markets. The department’s director for Africa, as well its international development office and international financial institutions, he described the potential that Africa has as an energy producer. “If we started looking at where the next horizon of opportunities are going to be in oil and gas, it’s really in Africa. “I think 25 per cent of new discoveries are in Africa.” A number of Alberta companies are already established there, said Jaffer, including Suncor Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Talisman Energy Inc. “We have five or six Alberta companies that are already active in Tanzania.” Jaffer said he’s leading a delegation of about 16 companies to the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town, South Africa in November. “There are four Alberta companies who are speaking at the event.” And over the next few months, the Tanzania minister of energy, as well as delegations from Angola and Nigeria, will be visiting Alberta — with all focused on the oil and gas industry.


Inflation rate unchanged at 1.1% in September; shelter costs rise most OTTAWA — The annual inflation rate remained at 1.1 per cent in September, unchanged from August, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The federal agency said seven of the eight major components posted year-over-year increases in September.

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North Africa has long been an oil-producing area, said Jaffer, but new opportunities are now opening up for Canadians there. West and East Africa also have off-shore and land-based oil reserves, with many of the latter difficult to access. “It’s something where Alberta has a lot of expertise. Not many other countries seem to have that expertise.” A broad range of products and services are needed, said Jaffer. And because Africa’s energy sector lags behind Alberta’s, it’s not necessary that these be cutting edge. “You have to start thinking that some of these companies are 10, 15, 20 years behind in terms of technology,” he said, adding that other attributes are more important. “You need to be able to provide good quality service, good equipment and good follow-up.” Operating in Africa does pose challenges, acknowledged Jaffer. In addition to the distance, as well as cultural and language differences, political uncertainty is a concern. “It’s a little more high-risk,” he said. “But there are higher degrees of pay-off as well.” The Alberta government can provide support, said Jaffer, and it’s a good idea to find a domestic partner with whom to work with. Thursday’s session was organized by Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, along with the provincial and federal governments. In addition to Jaffer, there were speakers representing the World Bank; Export Development Canada; Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; and companies active in international markets. International and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Cal Dallas also took part. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, prices rose 0.2 per cent in September, following a 0.1 per cent increase in August. “Canadian inflation is (the) same as it ever was . . . low and stable,” BMO chief economist Douglas Porter said in a note. RBC Economics said the data suggest that the Bank of Canada will hold steady on interest rates. “Against this backdrop, the Bank of Canada is likely to maintain the policy rate at 1.0 per cent at next week’s interest rate policy meeting.” Consumer prices rose in nine provinces in the 12 months to September.

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MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Friday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 89.29 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.14 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.01 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.08 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.14 Cdn. National Railway . 109.84 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 135.37 Serius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.67 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.86 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.42 Cervus Equipment Corp 21.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 41.31 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 43.43 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.52 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.01 General Motors Co. . . . . 35.89 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.78 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.64 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.59 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 55.69 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 35.29 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.96 TransCanada . . . . . . . . . 46.02 Consumer Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.90 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 94.65 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.10 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.30 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.04 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher Friday, rising to its highest level in more than two years following strong economic data from China and solid earnings reports from General Electric, Morgan Stanley and Google. The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 99.64 points to 13,136 after closing above 13,000 on Thursday for the first time since late July 2011. The increase came amid relief that U.S. lawmakers had reached an agreement to extend the debt limit, thus averting a possible default. “Things are aligning for Can-

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.84 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 61.28 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.71 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.39 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.07 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.87 First Quantum Minerals . 18.99 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 25.05 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.31 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.01 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 33.11 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.58 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.26 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.34 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 76.00 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 55.55 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.80 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 58.50 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 33.78 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.59 Canyon Services Group. 12.18 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.04 CWC Well Services . . . . . 0.75 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.42 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 3.13 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.55 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 52.47 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.70 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.85 ada,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer at Scotia Asset Management PM Advisor Services. “Canada has lagged for a couple of years now on the U.S. in particular. Technically, the TSX has broken out (and) we should be able to challenge the 14,000 level.” The Canadian dollar was off 0.01 of a cent to 97.14 cents US as inflation pressures increased slightly in September. Statistics Canada said the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2 per cent month-over-month in September. That was on top of a 0.1 per cent rise in August. The agency says the CPI



Alberta-China sign framework deal to collaborate on energy, resource issues EDMONTON — Alberta and China have signed what they term a landmark deal to increase trade ties and collaboration between the two jurisdictions. Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes says the framework on sustainable energy development, while non-binding, opens doors to get Alberta’s oil and gas to the rapidly ex-

Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.25 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.63 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.94 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 0.55 Precision Drilling Corp . . 11.38 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.73 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.53 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.23 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 10.56 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 57.89 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 71.76 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 61.56 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.98 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 32.65 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.76 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.95 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 64.57 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.00 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 87.25 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.10 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 69.53 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 34.23 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.00 was up 1.1 per cent in the 12 months leading up to September, which matched the annual rate in August. U.S. indexes were higher as the Dow Jones industrials erased early losses to advance 28 points to 15,399.65, while the Nasdaq rose 51.13 points to 3,914.28 as Google’s stock price cracked the US$1,000 level. The S&P 500 index was ahead 11.35 points at a record high of 1,744.5. There was positive news from the world’s second-biggest economy as China’s growth rebounded in the latest quarter to 7.8 per cent from a two-decade low of 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, helped by government

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The base metals group led advancers, up 1.7 per cent. Copper prices had earlier advanced in the wake of the data from China, the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, but the December contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed unchanged at US$US$3.30 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) climbed 34 cents to C$18.99. The telecoms group rose 1.4 per cent with Telus (TSX:T) ahead 79 cents to $35.29. The industrials sector rose 1.3 per cent. The aerospace division of Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) says one of China’s top leasing companies is the previously unidentified customer for up to 30 of its new CSeries aircraft. The buyer, CDB Leasing Co. Ltd., known as CLC, placed a conditional order in July 2012. Based on list prices, the initial contract would be worth about US$1.02 billion, and at US$2.07 billion if all options were exercised and Bombardier shares gained nine cents to $5.08. The energy sector rose 0.8 per cent as the Chinese data helped push the November contract 14 cents higher at US$100.81 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gained 52 cents to C$33.78. Financials were ahead 0.74 per cent and Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) ran up 75 cents to $61.56. The gold sector was the sole decliner, down about 0.85 per cent after charging ahead almost five per cent Thursday as December bullion lost $8.40 to US$1,314.60 an ounce after running ahead more than $40 on Thursday. Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX:AEM) faded 64 cents to C$25.66. In corporate news, Google Inc. posted earnings after the

billion, or US$8.75 per share, for the three months ended in September. If not for its expenses for employee stock compensation, Google said it would have earned US$10.74 per share, topping the average estimate of US$10.36 per share among analysts polled by FactSet. General Electric’s net income fell nine per cent in the third quarter to $3.19 billion, or 31 cents per share, on revenue of US$35.7 billion. Ex-items, GE earned 40 cents per share, five cents higher than forecast and its shares rose 87 cents to US$25.55. Investment bank Morgan Stanley said its third-quarter earnings almost doubled as the firm’s equity sales and trading revenue rose. The bank earned US$1.01 billion, or 50 cents a share, after stripping out an accounting charge, a dime higher than analysts forecasts. Its shares gained 76 cents to US$29.69. Strong economic data, solid earnings and relief that at least a short-term fix for the U.S. debt crisis was attained sent the TSX up 1.9 per cent this past week while the Dow industrials climbed 1.07 per cent.

panding economy of the Asian nation. “It’s a direct line into the strategic thinking of the policy makers in the whole of China,” Hughes said Friday from Beijing. He called China “the single most important market that Alberta will have for the next 50 years.” Hughes said the deal’s importance was highlighted by the fact it was signed in the Great Hall of the People in the presence of the Chinese president and Canadian Gov. Gen. David Johnston. The agreement is said to be the first of its kind between China and a Canadian province. Hughes has been in Asia meeting with officials in Korea, China and Japan to work on expanding markets for Alberta resources.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,136 up 99.64 points TSX Venture Exchange — 950.97 down 0.61 of a point TSX 60 — 754.40 up 6.02 points Dow — 15,399.65 up 28 points S&P 500 — 1,744.50 up 11.35 points (record high) Nasdaq — 3,914.28 up 51.13 points

Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.14 cents US, down 0.01 of a cent Pound — C$1.6642, up 0.05 of a cent Euro — C$1.4087, up 0.11 of a cent Euro — US$1.3685, up 0.10 of a cent Oil futures: US$100.81 per barrel, up 14 cents (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,314.60 per oz., down $8.40 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $23.484 per oz., up 1.5 cents $755.01 per kg., up 48 cents ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.90 higher $484.60; Jan. ’14 $3.00 higher $494.80; March ’14 $3.10 higher $502.90; May ’14 $2.90 higher $509.60; July ’14 $2.80 higher $515.40; Nov. ’14 $2.50 higher $516.30; Jan ’15 $2.50 higher $518.60; March ’15 $2.50 higher $517.60; May ’15 $2.30 higher $511.60; July ’15 $1.60 higher $508.80; Nov ’15 $1.00 higher $505.00. 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. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 632,380 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 839,900.

He said the deal reinforces the importance of getting direct access for Alberta oil to coastal ports in North America for shipment to Asia. Premier Alison Redford has been lobbying and negotiating to get pipelines built to ports in B.C. and Atlantic Canada, and has been urging U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. That line would take oil from Alberta to refineries and ports on the Gulf Coast in Texas. Keystone has met with fierce opposition from environmental activists. Some fear the repercussions of oil spills while others argue, given the oilsands’ larger carbon footprint, it’s better to stick with conventional oil while developing alternative sources of fuel.


TRADE: Time to adapt

Leaders bend but never break.

Even when the direction of the economy seems to change with each gust of wind, leaders stay agile and act quickly. From sudden changes in global markets to dropping commodity prices, we’ve done just that—by continuing to custom build solutions to help our clients do what they do best…lead. Because Alberta means the world to us.


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The EU fact sheet, something not found in the Canadian documents, lays out what’s at stake: the value of federal contracts is estimated at $15-$19 billion annually, while provincial and municipal contracts exceeded $110 billion in 2011, adding that Canada had kindly agreed to create a single procurement website to “make it easier for European suppliers to compete.” Trade lawyer John Boscariol of McCarthy Tetrault said that when Canadian companies think about exports, they mostly think the United States, whereas European companies are focused on the world. “I know the Europeans are salivating over this procurement market,” Boscariol said. “Obviously with companies like Siemens and others, they are larger commercial entities. Also European companies are used to working in different cultures, different languages, so they might have an initial advantage.” But even if the Europeans are first off the mark, Canadian business leaders say they will adapt as they did with the U.S. free trade agreement, which also presented a bigger — and in many ways superior — rival. The deal’s value isn’t tallied in the first few years, but over the long term — the next decade or two, they note. “The theory of these trade agreements is, if you build it, they will come,” Boscariol said. “You put in place a set or rules that give preferential access to Canadian companies. Eventually we should see them take advantage of that.”


D1 Kinsmen Dream Home opens

SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013


Clockwise from top: ● View from kitchen and dining nook. ● Sitting area. ● Main bedroom with fireplace. ● Main bedroom ensuite. ● Lower level. ● The exterior view of the 2013 Kinsmen Dream Home. ● Hallway, with a view into the dining area.



The 2013 Kinsmen Dream Home, with its decorative front archway and elegant brown siding and rock trimming, is about to be unveiled to the public. The grand public opening of the home, located in the new Vanier Woods neighbourhood at 220 Vancouver Cres., will take place today. The house, built by Larkaun Homes, is estimated to be worth $890,000. Full of energy-efficient LED lighting, the home is more than 3,000 square feet. White marble floors usher guests from the front entrance into the kitchen, which is surrounded by maple cabinets. There are three bedrooms, plus an additional room that can be used as either an extra bedroom or den. A lavish double-sided fireplace crowns the master suite, providing warmth when unwinding in the soaker tub as well as from the bedroom. There are three full bathrooms, two with tubs and double sinks. The house also has a luxurious common room with a 14-foot sculptured ceiling and a spacious, warm recreation room in the basement. Tickets for a chance to win the house are the same price as last year: one for $100 or three for $250. “All of the money we raise from the lottery stays in our community. We’re not run by a marketing company as some of the other lotteries are; it’s all done by volunteers,” said Len Sisco, Kinsmen Dream Home chair. “The money goes to a lot of different agencies like the Red Cross, the food bank, the women’s shelter, the hospice society and the youth and volunteer centre. I could go on.” Just over 14,000 tickets have been printed. Tickets are available online, over the phone, at the dream home after its grand opening and at various Servus Credit Union locations, as well as at Sproule’s Mountview IDA on 43rd Avenue in Red Deer. Other prizes include a 2013 Nissan Titan SL truck, a trip for four to Puerto Vallarta from Calgary, a hot tub, massage chairs and a barbecue. There will also be a 50/50 draw with a minimum payout of $30,000 and maximum of $75,000. The 50/50 tickets are one for $10, five for $25 and 16 for $50. The public can purchase 50/50 tickets separately, without purchasing a dream home ticket, and vice versa, Sisco said. Ticket lines shut down at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. Both draws will take place later that evening. To purchase tickets, visit

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Colours, lines stir up kitchen Basements and sumps ● Remember your work triangle: a clear relationship between sink, fridge and stove.


DESIGN form and boasts visual qualities similar to genuine lumber. As our project is arranged, semi-open concept to the dining room, we decree it unnecessary to clutter the space with a full-sized table and chairs. An eminently more casual — and certainly space sensitive — solution is to configure a cute breakfast bar; assembled using an Ikea floating shelf, stools and chrome post legs from Lowes, it provides the perfect spot to enjoy coffee or a lunchtime bite. Our dramatic black granite specification is a glossy solution to Laura’s demands for a hard-wearing countertop. And, take it from us, surfaces don’t come much tougher than granite. Our final style note is mini mosaic tiling, added to provide intrinsic visual balance. Yup, it’s sunny yellow but serves as a complementary relief to the project’s darker tones. What’s more, with the future in mind, it’s easier (and considerably less expensive) to replace than cabinetry if, further down the line, a whole new look is required.

Guide to planning Independent of today’s before and after, here’s our guide to composing the perfect kitchen recipe: ● Carefully measure your room and note positioning of existing services, windows and doors. ● Work out where you hope to position appliances, countertops and cupboards. ● Mark up any changes to services that may be required (electricity, water, drains, etc.). Remember, swapping similar services’ positions costs less than a complete re-jig. ● Don’t try and save cash by tackling electrics. Unless, that is, you’re trained and able. ● Similarly, leave plumbing to the experts. ● Consider form and function. It’s great to dream but, unless there’s space for food and crockery (and other paraphernalia) plans may stumble. ● For efficiency, ensure all functions are close to hand.

Limiting your expenditure If you need maximum visual return for minimal outlay, here’s how: ● When one door closes: switch out old fascias but retain existing cabinetry. ● Swap countertops: butcher’s block, for example, would look fab above existing pine fascia painted cream. Abracadabra! A brand new look. For less. ● Replace handles: a change of knobs or pulls will revive the dullest cabinetry. ● Add an accent wall: paint is the least expensive way to add drama, so opt for one of this season’s biggest colours — rich green, sunny yellow or, if you’re feeling bold, poppy red. ● Overhead lighting: is your kitchen dull? If the ceiling permit, pot lights are ideal. Run a line down the length of your kitchen and watch as space comes alive. ● Under cabinetry illumination: More than just atmosphere, carefully installed you’ll have a better chance of holding onto your fingers when chopping and dicing. Remember, every penny you spend has a twofold benefit: you’ll enjoy results in the short term and your efforts will reap dividends if you eventually decide to move on. Buyers, after all, love nothing better than a new home that doesn’t need work. So come on, start cooking up a storm — and let your kitchen refit be the recipe for major domestic success. Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts on television and print. You can find the at,,

Question: How important is it that a home I’m looking to buy has a basement? Also, should I think twice about buying a house with a sump pump? Answer: Basements aren’t vital, though a dry basement is certainly a useful feature. O l d e r homes were sometimes built with crawl spaces, and this can lead to very STEVE cold floors in MAXWELL winter. Absence of a basement in an older home can also go with a shallow foundation that moves seasonally with frost. These are the reasons I wouldn’t buy an older home that has no basement, but that’s not the end of it. Some new houses are built on a concrete slab poured directly on the ground, and they’re reliable and comfortable. If a slab-on-grade floor is insulated with foam as it rests against the earth, the structure can offer excellent performance. Sump pumps mean two things when you see them in a home you might like to buy. First, it indicates that the basement almost certainly does have water trying to get in at times. And second, if the house does rely on a sump pump in wet weather, it leaves you vulnerable if the pump ever breaks or the power goes out. Neither of these things are deal breakers for a prospective purchase, although you should install a backup sump pump system if you do ever finish the basement.


Improving aluminum siding Question: Is there anything I can do to make fading aluminum siding look good again? Should I upgrade to vinyl siding? Answer: The first thing to understand is the vinyl siding is not an upgrade from aluminum. Vinyl is weaker, more flexible and much more susceptible to cracking and breakage than aluminum. This is one reason I recommend painting. Improving the looks of what you’ve got also saves money and re-

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duces trash that goes to landfill. Start by washing your siding just like you would a car. Use soap, water and a brush, then rinse diligently. Scrubbing will give you better results than pressure washing in this case, so stay lowtech. Let the siding dry for two or three warm, sunny days, then apply a primer suitable for aluminum, followed by two coats of paint. You’ll find a flat or low-sheen paint looks best. Spray application is worth aiming for, too. You’ll need to mask around doors and windows, but the freedom from brush strokes is worth it.

Pine cottage floor Question: Is pine a good choice for a finished floor in a living room? Our renovator likes the idea, but we’re thinking that hardwood might be more practical. Answer: You’ve come to the right person for an opinion about pine flooring because I installed 2,000 square feet of it in my own home 20-plus years ago. We still have the same floor (it’s white pine) and we still like it. That said, wood flooring is fragile compared with other options, and pine flooring is particularly susceptible to scratches and dents. The soft nature of pine also means that finishes don’t last as long as with hardwood. We never walk on our pine floor with outdoor footwear, and have felt protectors on all furniture. Pine flooring will work, but you must expect it to get dented, scratched and worn. That’s why you might consider an oil finish rather than the more traditional urethane. Also, staining the wood dark makes subsequent damage all the more unsightly. When bright, light wood shows through after scratching, wear and dents, it looks pretty ratty. Five or six coats of polymerized tung oil lends a yellowish tone to the wood and it’s easy to repair the finish. Just add more oil. Repairing a stained and urethaned floor, by contrast, often requires complete sanding and recoating. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY tips, how-to videos and product reviews since 1988. Get home improvement and renovation advice directly from Steve at

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Standing, frozen to the ground, in Laura’s calamitous kitchen, we’re reminded of the potency of our beloved English language. Wincing, we deliver a relatively innocuous “Blimey.” But, as terror sets in — and our utterings gather momentum — our colourful vocabulary amplifies. For reasons of familial decency, we’ll leave it there. Suffice to say that even our contractor blushes. It’s fair to say we’re shocked by the unstylish world to which we’re suddenly exposed. Nothing in our path can be saved. The space, by our client’s admission, was last indulged when sputniks first circled the globe. OK, so a degree of updating, courtesy of feel-good phrases and mottos, was attempted a few years past. But the naive scrolling fell flat at the first hurdle. Over animated conversation in the gloomy room, we establish our client’s love of colour — particularly yellow and grey. Might we concoct with this palette, we enquire? Buoyed by positive response, we suggest a shot of ebony to anchor the proposed scheme. To us, this project serves as the perfect observation of how not to fit in with the fitted kitchen crowd. Hey, why follow the pack? Might it not be fun to use “off the peg” cabinetry to deliver tailored, couture aesthetics? We set to work. After consulting with Altima, an affordable company upon whom we regularly call to create high drama, we conclude that it’s just as easy to book two colours of cabinetry — one for eye level and one for base — thereby ramping up the drama tenfold. Tip: We generally play with colour “gravity.” Positioning the heavier tone below makes better visual sense than flipping this principal. A tactic like this would work similarly well with two tones of grey, or perhaps with wooden base cabinets and, say, cream Shaker doors above. To floor our vision, we specify Karndeans, which is, for us, a kitchen and bathroom default mechanism due to its water repellent quality. Relatively indestructible (composed, as it is, of recycled PVC, resin and enduring polymers), this flexible strip product comes in plank

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Points that will help with the scale of your room Dear Debbie: I am nev- shouldn’t stand out un- beds and seating as you er sure how to arrange less that is your purpose. move into the room. Carpaintings and accesGive the eye some- pets serve to section off sories around our fire- thing to look at from floor space and decorate place, which is a classic floor to ceiling, with the centre of the room design with a the heaviest and walking areas. pillared surin the lower Top designer Kit round and t h i r d , m o v - Kemp has an exceptional carved maning to items talent for working with tel. The wall that are light- the traditional English above is plain, er at a me- style of comfort and elno brick or dium height egance and modernizing stone. The or higher. It the style through incredliving room i s o b v i o u s ible mixed fabrics, rustic ceiling is w h e r e t h e pieces of furniture and high. Can you sofas, tables modern twists. Shown give me some and carpets here is a welcoming sitpointers? — belong, but ting area that Kemp deGeraldene when moving signed for the new CrosDear Gervertically up by Hotel in New York. aldene: Your the wall with The high ceiling calls for DEBBIE challenge may shelves, a tall large scale elements to have to do armoire or an fill the space. TRAVIS with the size arrangement An eclectic mix of of the objects of pictures, bold modern fabrics and you are groupthe same rule oversized furnishings, ing together. applies. drapes that hang the To create A mix of full height of the floor to an interesting room, one fabric patterns works ceiling windows, and a that sets a mood and is best when pattern siz- very large painting over esthetically pleasing, re- es vary. Complement a the fireplace is masterquires a variation in all large design on the so- fully pulled together into the aspects that go into fa with a smaller print a harmonious and comthe décor, from furniture drapery fabric. Use the fortable area to meet and lighting to colour size of things to build di- and mingle with friends and shape. mension — tall and high and travelling companHere are some points on or at the wall step- ions. Note the juxtaposithat will help you with ping down to table height tion between the asymthe scale of your room, with medium lamps and metrical geometric sofa and the arrangement frames, then lower with fabric and the draperies of a cohesive focal area above the fireplace. Begin by taking stock of the entire room. Match size to function. MBA If you have a large sofa that seats three or four people, then you require a large coffee table or Work: 403-343-3344 two smaller tables side Cell: 403-392-0382 by side to accommodate this arrangement. Place a single chair with a small side taCall me for all of your real estate needs ble topped with a few in Central Alberta! frames or a lamp that don’t overpower. Dining Commercial & Residential! room chairs needn’t be a matched set, but when mixing styles keep the size consistent. This is matching by scale and works with bedside tables and lamps as well. One piece


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Oversized sofas and artwork keep this stunning living room comfortably in scale with the high ceiling and large space. — colours match but pattern size differs dramatically; modern sofa set and rustic coffee table; the gentle simplicity of the dog with his welcome visage beside a totem carving. Study this and other photographs of rooms that you like, and you will discover an arrange-

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niece, Susie (Glenn) Freeman, nephew, Peter Gehrels, favorite, great niece, Kira Arnold Gehrels all of Thunder Bay, Ontario and a few close friends in Red Deer, AB. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Jack and Gladys Stafford, husband, Greg Collins and brother, John Stafford. Being the resilient force of nature that she was, even during care from her nurses, she continued to utter her most famously heard words… “It’s not convenient, I’ve got things to do!” Jacquie was unique and one of a kind. She had e n d l e s s e n e r g y, l o v e d middle-of-the-night snacks, annual salads, keeping a spotless home, playing crib/board games, swimming, chatting on the phone with friends and travel. If there are snacks in heaven, you can be certain she will be asking if they have “real” butter! She worked at the Edmonton Sun, CN Railway and retired from the Red Deer Advocate. After retirement, she took pride and joy in her volunteer work in Senior’s homes playing games with them. She gave up her long term residency in Red Deer this April 2013 to be near her loyal and devoted sister, Judi and family. We hold special gratitude for the extraordinary care and compassion shown by Dr. Kevin Miller. Many kind thanks to Dr. Kevin Ramshander, palliative care nurses Kim and Karen, many staff on 1A, home care nurse, Georgette as well as caregiver Nicole for their exceptional care. If so desired, donations can be made to the TBRHSC - “Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign”.

ZIMMER Harry Allen May 12, 1943 - Roblin, MB Oct. 12, 2013 - Calgary, AB It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Allen Zimmer on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of Harry’s Life with great memories and funny stories will be held at the Mount Pleasant Community Association (602 - 22 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Harry Zimmer, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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DIXON George Arthur 1932 - 2013 Mr. George Arthur Dixon of Red Deer, Alberta passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the age of 81 years. A celebration of George’s life will take place at Parkland Funeral Home, Card Of Thanks 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor BOOT Drive), Red Deer on Monday, The family of the late October 21, 2013 at 1:00 Case Boot would like to thank p.m. Condolences may be our friends and neighbours for sent or viewed at your prayers, flowers, food and cards. It is much appreciated. Arrangements in care of ~ Ena Boot and family Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM BROWNLEE The family of (Red) Brownlee 6287 - 67 A Street would like to extend a thank (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. you to Rev. Sandra Franklin403.340.4040 L a w, L o r n a Ti n k a n d S t . Pauls Choir and ladies who brought and served the lunch, a special thank you t o S t a ff a t M i c h e n e r H i l l Extended Care 2400 for the care (Red) received. Bernice and family

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CLERICAL SUPERVISOR - Field Administrator. Permanent Position remote field locations. $18 $24/hr. Group benefit plan LOST: Pair of ladies prescription sunglasses. In after 3 month probation. black vinyl case in Anders • Min. 2 yrs. exp. in a responsible admin. role on the Lake or Inglewood. in construction or mfg. Please call 403-352-2209 • Post-secondary education in business or combination of exp. & Found education. • Working knowledge of pertinent regulations, BIRTH COPP’S SERVICE INC. CERTIFICATE 225 Burnt Ridge Rd. Red Farm Work FOUND at Deer County, AB T4S 2L4 SOBEY’S SOUTH Phone: 403 347-6222 F/T FEED TRUCK Please visit the store @ Email OPERATOR for large 2110 50 AVENUE to claim Fax: 403-406-5447 expanding feed lot in Sundre. Fax resume to 403-638-3908 or call 403-556-9588 Companions P/T CUSTOMER or email: SERVICE 66 YR. old retired lady REPRESENTATIVE would like to meet congenial gentlemen for The Red Deer Advocate Hair occasional date to local has an entry level opening Stylists restaurants and/or enterin their Circulation Dept. tainment. Reply to Box JUST CUTS is looking for for a Customer Service 1063, c/o R. D. Advocate, F/T HAIRSTYLIST Representative. 2950 Bremner Ave., Red No clientele necessary. Deer, AB T4R 1M9 This position is responsible Call Jen at 403-340-1447 for assisting circulation or Christie 403-309-2494 customers by phone or in Personals person & compiling reports Celebrate your life with a Classified for the mailroom. ANNOUNCEMENT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 The successful candidate will possess: COCAINE ANONYMOUS Janitorial * Good telephone manner 403-396-8298 * Excellent communication skills ARAMARK at (Dow * Basic Computer skills Prentiss Plant) about * Attention to detail 20-25 minutes out of Red * Ability to function in a Deer needs hardworking, fast-paced environment reliable, honest person * A positive attitude w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some Preference will be given to weekends, daytime hrs. those with previous $13/hr. Fax resume CLASSIFICATIONS customer service experience. w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 700-920 Attn: Val Black Approx. 20 hrs. per week including weekend shifts.







TEICHROEB Daniel D a n i e l Te i c h r o e b o f R e d Deer passed away on W e d n e s d a y, O c t o b e r 9 , 2013, at the age of 78 years. Dan was born February 21, 1935 on their farm in Saskatchewan near Swift Current, where he grew up with two siblings; his sister, Marie and his brother, Pete. Dan married his wife, Margaret, in 1958 and their journey together created 55 years of wonderful memories. Marg and Dan came to Red Deer in 1963 and raised three boys; Reuben, Darcy, and Stacy. Dan was very active in his community having been a member of The Elks, Masonic Lodge, Shriners Club, and Eastern Star. Dan enjoyed sports, the outdoors, and family gatherings. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret, family; Reuben and Giselle, Darcy and Barb, Stacy and Shelly, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Lending Cupboard Society, 5406C 43 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1C9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222




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• Updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department transfers • Determines payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and provincial income and employer’s unemployment and workers compensation payments • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential

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Location: Wolf Creek Public Schools Requirements: • Willingness to perform tasks and to remain flexible in the performance of duties • Ability to fill in on short notice • Flexibility in working schedule • Previous history of excellent work habits and attendance record • Previous experience with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining a school would be a definite asset, “on the job” training will be provided as well • The ability to cooperate with staff and students • Physically fit so as to perform all required duties • Ability to understand and follow instructions Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2013

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Jacqueline Collins (Stafford) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at TBRHSC Cancer Care with her loving and devoted family by her side. At 73, she ended her long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Geraldton, Ontario Jacquie is survived by and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Pamelyn Jardine, grandchildren; Chloe and Hans Gustavson of Vancouver,




COLLINS Jacqueline Mary June 24, 1940 - Oct. 10, 2013

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Please submit resume to: Attn: Darin Leadley Email: Or fax to: 403-346-0860



3838 - 44 STREET Saturday 19th 8:30 - 3:00 Antique chairs & table, and lots of other stuff

Lancaster Green 29 LYONS CLOSE October 19, Sat. 9 - 4 Furniture, toys, 2005 Grand Caravan, Something for Everyone!

Normandeau 39 NEWTON CRES. Oct. 18 & 19 Fri. 2- ? - Sat. 9 - ? MOVING SALE, furniture, mechanics tools, Snap On & Mac. misc, household.

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JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to: Start your career! See Help Wanted

LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds













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

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1ST RATE ENERGY Wise Intervention SERVICES INC., a growing Production Services Inc. Testing company, based is now hiring for the out of Sylvan Lake, is following positions: currently accepting resumes for the following positions: * Downhole Tool Supervisors * Coil Tubing Rig Managers * Crane Truck Operators * Experienced Pump Operators Production Testing ** Nitrogen Fluid Pump Operators * Day Supervisors * Mechanics

BUSINESS IS BUILT ON INFORMATION Everything you need to know to keep your business humming . . . every day in the Business Section of the Red Deer Advocate.

* Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants

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

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

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LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers for areas including Sask. and US. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: welltesting365@


This is a full-time position for 40 hours per week. Put your education and skills to work as a Community Disability Counsellor. Supporting adults with various disabilities, you are critical to the personal success of individuals in our care. Skilled with assessment, program planning and implementation, you are a strong advocate for dignity and independence. Assisting with daily living, medical needs, behavioural supports and personal care, you are also an important link to community resources. As our programs operate on a 24 hour basis, shift work is required and may include weekends, depending on the needs of the program.

LOOKING FOR BOILER OPERATORS with tickets for work in Central Alberta and Northeastern BC. Submit resumes to or fax to: 403-886-2223

Your related Degree/Diploma in a Human Services discipline is preferably supported by some experience working with persons with adults with disabilities. A vehicle and valid driver’s licence are required for these rewarding opportunities. We thank all applicants. If your skill set matches those of other competitions, you may also be considered for other positions. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competitive wages and benefits. Priority given to applicants with relevant experience, Class 1 Drivers license and valid oilfield tickets. Wise is a leading oilfield services provider that is committed to quality and safety excellence. By empowering positive attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values, our employees care for the success of one another. Please forward all resumes to: or by fax to 403-340-1046




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

Restaurant/ Hotel


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.

Location: Red Deer We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment.

NOW ACCEPTING Resumes for: COIL TUBING SUPERVISOR Must have drivers abstract. Must fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-314-5405. Quattro Energy Services

Please send resume, quoting the competition number 13-192 before October 23, 2013 to:

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer Serving and Employing People of all Faiths and Cultures Since 1961

Restaurant/ Hotel


If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you.

Now hiring the following positions in Fracturing, Nitrogen, Coiled Tubing and Cement & Acid:


Class 1 Drivers/Operators – all Divisions Bulk Transport Drivers—Sand and Nitrogen Supervisors—Coiled Tubing, Cement and Acid Lead Hand, Heavy Equipment Technician Why Canyon? f Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities f RRSP matching program f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package f New Equipment

• Very Competitive Wages • Advancement Opportunities With medical Benefits • Paid training • Paid Breaks

To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

email: fax: (403) 356-1146 website:



How to apply:

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



Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f 15 /6 or contract 22/13 schedules f Safety-focused f Team orientated f Clean drivers abstract f Oil and Gas experience an asset


Now Hiring

Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time.

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PRESSURE truck operators and Class 1 drivers. Small company, good money, paid benefits. Looking for responsible, safe drivers and operators. Phone 403-391-8004 for details.

Catholic Charities Human Resources Office 4811- 49 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1T8 Fax: (403) 342-1890 326334J19


Police Information Check, Intervention Record Check including vulnerable sector search and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate.

LINE COOKS PREP COOK & DISHWASHERS NEEDED Cooks start at $15./hr Dishwasher start @$ Must be willing to work varying shifts. Exc. wages and benefits. Must have reliable transportation. Apply in person to Sandy at Glenn’s Restaurant on Gasoline Alley or phone for an app’t. 403-346-5448.


Now has immediate openings for CGSB Level II RT’s and CEDO’s for our winter pipeline projects. Top wages and comprehensive benefit package available. Subcontractors also welcome. Email resumes to: or Phone 403-887-5630.

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

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced F/T or P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please 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 Full Time/Part time COOK, DISHWASHER, SERVERS, BARTENDERS. Bring resume to SERVICE RIG 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d THE RUSTY PELICAN is FLOORHANDS and now accepting resumes for DERRICK HANDS F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS at Locally based, home every all stations, prep, sea food, night! Qualified applicants apps., entres. etc. Must be must have all necessary avail. nights and weekvalid tickets for the position ends. being applied for. MUST HAVE: Bearspaw offers a • 2-3 yrs. post secondary very competitive salary education. and benefits package • 2-5 yrs. training along with a steady • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. work schedule. • Provide references Please submit resumes: The hourly rate will be Attn: Human Resources $13.10 per hour Email: Rusty Pelican Restaurant Fax: (403) 258-3197 or 2079 50 AVE. Mail to: Suite 5309, Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 333-96 Ave. NE Call 403-347-1414 Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 or Fax to: 403-347-1161 TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced Snubbing Operators. Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148 The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.

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ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in 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,. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: or drop off resume at Airsoft Shop at Gasoline Alley RETAIL CLOTHING Synik Clothing, Gasoline Alley. 1 F/T position. Apply w/resume. See ad on kijiji.

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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.

DNR Pressure Welding requires Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax AFTERNOON SHIFT resume to 403-742-5759 CNC LEAD or email: dnrwelding1 SOAP Stories is seeking 5 HAND/SUPERVISOR Attention: retail sales reps. Selling Ryan. No Phone calls soap & bath products. Nexus Engineering is please. Drug and Alcohol $12.10 hr + bonus & comcurrently looking for program in effect. APPRENTICE mission. Ft No exp. req`d. Afternoon shift Lead EAGLE Builders LP, a TECHNICIAN Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. hand/supervisor. concrete Erecting Company Acura of Red Deer is the Red Deer. email resume to Duties include, ensuring based out of Blackfalds only luxury import production flow requires a hard working, automotive dealer in on Mazak C.N.C lathe motivated individual to fill a Central Alberta and and mills, trouble shooting, full-time welding position at we are looking for a min 1 years experience as our company. The 3rd or 4th Year Trades a lead hand/supervisor successful candidate will Apprentice Technician. in a machine shop. be a 2nd or 3rd year Join a close-knit team of We offer competitive CRIBBER & LABORERS apprentice and must be a professionals in our wages, company paid wanted. Start MONDAY SMAW CWB qualified state-of-the-art facility. benefits and OCT. 21 . 4 - 5 wks work welder. There will be on Candidates need to be a RRSP matching plan. in Red Deer. Wage the job training. Must also energetic, motivated, Please forward resumes to negotiable. Contact highly productive, focused be able to travel. All meals resume@ Kristian @ 403-588-1581 and hotel expenses are on customer satisfaction paid when out of town. and enthusiastic about Something for Everyone Applicant must have working as a team. Salary Everyday in Classifieds reliable transportation to is straight time and a and from work and a valid health benefits package, class 5 driver’s license. gym membership and Successful applicant must three week vacation after Trades provide an up to date drivers the first year are offered. abstract. Construction E-mail resumes to: experience an asset. Full pskakun@ benefits provided. Starting wages based on experience. Fax resumes You can sell your guitar to 403 885 5516 or e-mail for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS at and we’ll sell it for you! We thank all applicants for their applications, but only Classifieds...costs so little those selected for an Saves you so much! interview will be contacted. F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS CERTIFIED WELDER - Good hours, home every Permanent night, $4000-$6000/mo. Certified Welders Contractor must have truck $28 - $45 per hour (any ¿eld) or van. Tools, supplies & dependent on level of exp. ladders required. Training Group benefit plan after 3 provided, no experience month probation. needed. Apply to: • Red Seal Welder or Competition #PLRD-279 equiv. academic & exp. Looking for a place Applications are invited for a full time tradesperson to commence • Min, 2 yrs welding exp. at a Journeyman level to live? immediately. The successful candidate will be responsible • Familiar with working Take a tour through the for performing general building and property maintenance at outdoors in remote loCLASSIFIEDS cations and all weather various sites within established procedures and guidelines. GOODMEN conditions The successful candidate will maintain heating, ventilation, • Working knowledge of ROOFING LTD. air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems pertinent industry Requires and equipment. They will also be responsible for installing, • regulations and OH&S. SLOPED ROOFERS troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining equipment in COPP’S SERVICES INC. LABOURERS accordance with safety and productive maintenance systems 225 Burnt Ridge Rd. Red & FLAT ROOFERS and processes. The successful candidate must hold a valid Deer County, AB T4S 2L4 Phone: 403 347-6222 Valid Driver’s Licence Alberta driver’s license. First Aid and WHIMIS Certification Email: preferred. Fax or email would be an asset. Fax 403-403-5447 www, or (403)341-6722 Please submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to lenore. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! DNR Powerline Applications will also be accepted Construction requires by mail or fax to: Journeyman/ Apprentices/Labourers for Lenore Etherington, H.R. Administrator various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Prairie Land Regional Division # 25 Excellent opportunity for Mechanic Position P.O. Box 670 apprenticeship. Excellent Hanna, Alberta T0J 1P0 benefit packages. Fax Oil Boss Rentals, is a resume to 403-742-5759 Fax (403) 854-2803 registered Commercial or email: dnrwelding1 Vehicle Inspection Station. Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Attention: We currently have a Noel. No Phone calls mechanics position open. Thank you to all applicants but only those who will be please. Drug and Alcohol This individual must be a program in effect. 3rd year apprentice minimum, interviewed will be contacted. The successful candidate self-motivated, hard-working, will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and and enthusiastic with solid Child Intervention Check satisfactory to PLRD prior to work ethic. An ideal Trades commencement. candidate would have some 326332J19,21 fabrication experience, enjoy building equipment from scratch, be easy to Rimoka Housing Foundation get along with and be able A Foundation for the Future to think outside the box 3608 57 Avenue, Ponoka T4J 1P2 Phone 403-783-0126 or Fax 403-783-5656 when necessary. Immed. openings for tradespersons. Commercial. Phone 403-348-8640



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The Bethany Group

Maintenance Service Worker II - FTE 1.0 Ponoka, AB - Two Full-Time Positions

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Under supervision, this position performs a variety of maintenance duties on various types of equipment, buildings; and grounds under the direction of the Department Supervisor and/or other maintenance workers in accordance with acceptable standards, regulations, safety, policies and procedures. The work is defined as semi-skilled, routine, manual, becoming somewhat independent.

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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.

Business Opportunities

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


VOORTMAN COOKIES has a distributorship available in Red Deer and surrounding area. This is an established and protected territory. Grocery/DSD experience is a plus. Delivery vehicle and investment is required. Please submit resume to

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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:

STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: and/or fax 403-347-7913 W.R.SCOTT Equipment is looking for a F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic or Apprentices. Also seeking yard staff with valid driver’s licence. Email: dbevan@ or fax 403-347-4099 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Truckers/ Drivers


Please direct applications to: Human Resources A current Police Information Check is a pre-employment requirement for new employees to The Rimoka Housing Foundation We sincerely thank all candidates for their application; however only those selected for interview will be contacted

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees.

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.

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



(Petrochemical Facility in Red Deer Area)

45 & 46 Ave. Normandeau


Niven St. & Newton Cres. ALSO Nielson Close Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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

in 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. ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres (100 to 800 Ramage Cl.) & Ralston Cres. Area $209/mo. ALSO Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO 28 to 233 Blocks of Reichley St. & Reighley Cl. $137/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 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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

Rate starting at $43.06/hour. This position will work 4 days per week, 10 hour days. STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment.


Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. Please note: This job posting closes on October 30th, 2013.

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. Application Closing Date: October 25 2013. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to: Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113 Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403)747-2660 EMAIL : NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


• Excellent communication skills

Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. Springfield Ave. VANIER AREA Visser St. Vanson Close Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300 CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED DRIVERS to transport rail crews throughout Central Alberta. Drivers to be based out of Red Deer, AB. No overnight stays required. Drivers must possess a valid Class 1, 2, or 4 license, with a clean driver abstract. Assisted licensing upgrade to achieve a class 4 is available. Pay is based at a rate of $14.96/hour. Earning potential is based on your availability, as operation runs on a 24/7 on call basis. Semi retired and retired are welcome. Please forward resumes and abstract to or fax to 403-980-0558


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 EXP’D PARTS PERSON req’d by Chrysler Dealership. Apply in person with resume at: Northwest Motors 3115 Gaetz Ave. R.D. FURNACE DUCT CLEANING TECH REQ’D. IMMED. Wages neg. 403-506-4822

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

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. IMMED. POSISTION for F/T owner/operator Courier. for local delivery company. Small pick-up or mini van would be the ideal vehicle. Reply w/resume by fax: 403-342-7636 or email

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

Reporting to the HACCP Manager, the primary responsibility of the successful candidate is the overall implementation and maintenance of the HACCP program. Duties involved in this role will include, but are not limited to:


• A Team Player

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




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


in a federal meat establishment. Part-time possible.

• Experience with Maintenance and/or plant facility work



We are currently recruiting for a

• Journeymen Instrumentation Mechanic


Inglis Cres.


The ideal candidate will have the following:




We are currently hiring for the position of:

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Asmundsen Ave./ Ainsworth Cres.



SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580


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Academic Express

DRIVER req’d. for city & 403-314-4306 rural deliveries, must be able to work alone and for more information with others. Duties incl. driving, shipping/receiving and customer service. ARE you retired from Class 3 with air ticket and business & have good abstract is req’d. Drop reading & writing skills, resume off at Weldco #11, would you be willing to To apply please email 7491 49th Ave. or fax to help a totally blind senior your resume to: 403-346-1065. No phone lady manage her personal or fax to 1-866-914-7507 calls please. Only appli- correspondence approx. cants selected for an 1 - 2 hrs. per week. If Start your career! interview will be contacted. trustworthiness & integrity See Help Wanted are part of your values DRIVERS for furniture please call 403-309-4554 OWEN OIL TOOLS moving company, class 5 Required Immediately required (5 tons), local & CAREER Experienced CNC long distance. Competitive Operators/Machinists and OPPORTUNITIES wages. Apply in person. Production Workers willing NO EXP. NECESSARY!! 6630 71 St. Bay 7 to work various shifts. We F.T. position available Red Deer. 403-347-8841 offer: RESPECT, Full IMMEDIATELY in hog F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Benefit package and assembly yard in Red Minimum Class 5 with air competitive salary. Please Deer. Starting wage and clean abstract. Exp. e-mail resume to $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul preferred. In person to Key 403-346-6934 Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. SHEET Metal Installer CANYON SKI RESORT Red Deer. required with residential hiring F/T & P/.T or casual and retro-fit experience. SKI/SB instructors, and HVAC Service Person staff for all positions. Send also required. resume to Attractive wages and benefits. Great hours. Shop person needed for Misc. full time work. LOCAL freight company e-mail: brad@ Help req’s P & D body job driver for Red Deer/Edmonton run. or Fax resume to: Fax resume and driver’s 403-309-8302 abstract to Rocky Fast Express 403-845-2432 Classifieds Your place to SELL Something for Everyone Your place to BUY Everyday in Classifieds

Until suitable candidates found

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Human Resources Fax # 403-342-6505 Email

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

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.


Truckers/ Drivers

Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and growing company.

This individual will also act as the shop foreman and insure that the shop is kept clean and organized. This position will be home 95% of the time. On average 2-3 nights a month out of town. Regular Schedule, 5/2 or 10/4 Competitive Wages, Benefits, Dedicated Service Truck. Applicant must have a clean Driver’s Abstract

Qualifications: - High School diploma - Three years operations experience with maintenance management and periodic maintenance program experience - Knowledge and/or experience with computerized control systems and maintenance management would be beneficial - Minimum 5th Class Steam Ticket would be preferred but not mandatory. Closing Date:

The position will break down as follows: 60% repairs and maintenance on rental equipment 15% on heavy trucks and trailers 10% on light duty trucks 10% on fabrication 5% paperwork and program management


INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

• Review HACCP programs, procedures, and records to ensure the plant is meeting federal legislation and maintaining international recognition • Onsite monitoring of all HACCP programs • Be able to identify deviations when they occur, especially related to food safety, and determine appropriate follow up actions and preventative measures • Complete non-compliance reports, corrective action reports, custom complaints, mock recalls • Participate in internal and external quality audits (i.e. CFIA forecasts, BRC audit) • Correspond with CFIA veterinary in charge (VIC) and inspection staff • Perform employee training (i.e. hygiene training) • Maintain approved product lists and MSDS documents

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

Some knowledge of HACCP and OH&S required. A College degree or diploma related to Food Sciences or Environmental Health Sciences a definite asset. Please send your resume to:

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

Canadian Premium Meats Inc., 3401-53rd Ave. Lacombe, AB, T4L 2L6



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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of:

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

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RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. RD&C (LEL) #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem)

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 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



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


2 CHOCOLATE brown leather love seats. Almost new. Paid $1800. Will sell for $175/pc firm. 403-350-7684


Building Supplies

CEDAR Clad solid core wood door, 24” wide with frame. Asking $100. 403-227-2976

Children's Items



SERGER Sewing machine - Omega - used once. 4 thread, $150 obo. 403-341-6632 VERY LARGE SUPPLY of paints, pattern books craft supplies & so much more. $150 for everything!! 403-341-6632 YAMAHA P5R-500 Electronic piano w/chair. Exc. cond. $100. CANON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Exc. cond. $100. 403-352-8811

Musical Instruments


60 5”x7’ Treated Fence Posts. $7/ea. 403-227-2821


Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner S A F E S T E P WA L K I N BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / TUB, new $17,000 asking del. Lyle 403-783-2275 $5900. 346-4926 or 304-9813

Household Furnishings


Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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

Household Appliances 278950A5

To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN



Misc. for Sale

COUCH, 7’ brown micro suede. Dual recliners. $550. ***SOLD COUCH, CHAIR & FOOT STOOL. All Matching. Yellow & Gold print. Good cond. No stains or tears. $65. 403-342-6943 after 7 p.m. or 403-347-2374 during the day.


GUITAR, Yamaha, Acoustic 12 string, two tone, beautiful shape. Comes with extra set of strings. Hard case, sold extra cost. $200. FIRM **SOLD**

Piano & Organs


PIANO, Mason-Ritch upTRANSX LARGE baby doll rooted right, exc. cond. $1200. HIE-A-BED. $200. F/T Entry Level Mechanics hair, sleep eyes, fits baby 403-704-3252 403-347-4111 helper. Valid driver’s clothes $20 403-314-9603 licence & basic tools req’d. PHONE gossip bench solid Possible apprenticeship oak $175 403-314-2026 available. Competitive Cats ROUND 40” MAPLE wage and benefits. Please Clothing TABLE & 4 CHAIRS, $200. fax resume to: Attn: Ted 4 BEAUTIFUL kittens to 403-352-8811 403-341-3691 LADIES quilted jackets give away. 403-343-2522 from Mark’s Work WearWANTED house, size small, like Tired of Standing? Antiques, furniture and HELP - FREE new, 2/$10; ladies chocoFind something to sit on estates. 342-2514 4 & 8 week old orphaned late brown suede jacket, in Classifieds kittens. Litter trained. large, very good cond., Anyone willing to hand $25 403-314-9603 Misc. for raise a kitten, please call LIKE NEW, MEN’S BLACK Sale 403-782-3130 WEEKEND dispatchers TRENCH COAT. (Lined) req’d. immediately. 1 PAIR Men’s black corduroy Size 40. Reg $200, asking Knowledge of Red Deer KITTENS to give away pants, 32/30. $10. $60. 403-309-1838 essential. Will require good 403-304-0126 2 pair of men’s cargo verbal and written commupants, 32x30. $7/ea. nication skills. Fax resume EquipmentChristmas Sequin material, to 403-346-0295 4+ yards, $15. Misc. Dogs Stonewashed ladies denim coat, large, $20. CLOSED WELDING SHOP, 3 Pair children’s, new, all equipment must go. hand knit socks, $5/ea. Call 403-391-4144 2 Pair children’s, new, hand knit mitts, $5/ea. EquipmentCollectible Drummond, large sweatshirt, navy & Heavy orange, “Wolfsbrau” WOLF CREEK lettering, $50. TRAILERS for sale or rent Public Schools Morrisroe, 403-347-3741 invites applications for the Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or 3 LARGE deer antler following position: wheeled. Call 347-7721. mounts on shields $60/ea.; F1B GOLDEN DOODLES, black now but will brindle 1 small deer antler mount Transportation as they get older. Non on shield Manager shedding, well handled, $15 403-314-2026 Firewood Division Office long time breeder. $900. COMMERCIAL SEWING Ponoka, AB Delivered to Alberta. MACHINE. Older, electric. Text 306-521-1371 AFFORDABLE Y9137952. 31K15. For further specifics on the Homestead Firewood or call 306-792-2113 $200 obo. above position, please visit Birch, Spruce, Pine - Split 403-341-6632 Wolf Creek Public Schools’ 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 website at MINI SCHNAUZER, FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, DARBY AIR CONDITIONER pies, ready to go $650/ea. with hoses. Exc. cond. or contact the Division Poplar. Can deliver 403-746-0007, 877-3352 MOVING. $125 obo. Office at 403-783-3473. 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 403-347-0104.






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DECK TABLE, in green metal, with glass top, 38”x60”, 4 chairs, 1 matching rocker chair. New, was $700. Asking $95. 8’ LIVE CACTUS PLANT $45. 3 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING CARPETS, clean. $20/ea. 403-352-8811

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Sporting Goods


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

Travel Packages


TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now. INVACARE Power Wheelchair. $2250. Hardly used. 403-342-4318 JACK LALANNE’S STAINLESS STELL POWER JUICER. Like new. $75. 403-347-8726

Wanted To Buy


OUTSIDE DOOR NEEDED 40” wide, 71 1/4” tall. 403-343-8387

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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


Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. No job to Big or too Small, we do it All! Call Mark 403-597-3523 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301






VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368



LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car ULTIMATE PLAYMATES. 403-986-SEXY, 402-3964 Red Deer’s Best

Handyman Services


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

Massage Therapy


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


Massage Therapy




FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

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

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



Acreages/ Farms


Painters/ Decorators


LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. TOP DOG - Res./Com. Painting. $35/hr FOR QUALITY WORK DONE RIGHT THE 1ST TIME. 403-896-8653



Property clean up 340-8666

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



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


1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852 Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom suites perfect for all walks of life. Cat friendly. Plaza Apartments: 1(888)7849279


Great 2 bdrm apt w/balcony $945. Coin-op laundry. Or lower floor @ $895. Sorry no pets, N/S. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or Lucie @ 403-396-9554


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


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

CLEAN, quiet, responsible, 4.5 ACRES w/32x90 box Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 stall barn, $800/mo. 1 mile East of Red Deer Mountview: fully furn bdrm Avail. Immed. $500/$250. Working Male 403-886-5342 or 357-7817 only. Call 403-396-2468

Houses/ Duplexes


3 BDRM. main level, house, Johnstone Park. $1300 + d.d. 30% utils. incld’. Nov,. 1., no pets 403-970-3954, 805-6102 3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 40 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 LIVE AT THE LAKE NW corner of Gull Lake, 3 bdrms., ensuite, 4 pce. bath + bdrm. lower level, fireplace, dble det. garage w/breeze way on 1/2 acre. $1200 /.mo + utils. Call Dennis 403-829-8291 SYLVAN OLDER 2 bdrm. house. Large lot, $900/mo. Avail. immed. 403-886-5342 403-357-7817

Condos/ Townhouses



Secure 1 bdrm. A/C, pool, car wash, underground parking $995/mo. 780-904-6126 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

Manufactured Homes


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


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


EASTVIEW ESTATES 2-bay secure garage, storage only Nov. 1 - Apr. 30 $300/mo. 403-347-5953 3 pm. - 7 pm.

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

Commercial Property



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

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


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

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


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300



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

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

2003 BMW X5 Sport, 4.41 187,000 kms. $12,000. 403-304-0379 2001 CHEV Venture, 161,000 kms., good shape, clean, N/S. $2500 obo. 403-352-2339

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

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




homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

2007 PONTIAC G5. Manual, 130,000 km. Great cond. Winter & Summer tires. Well. maint. N/S. $5550. 403-342-4318


2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $22888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2005 CHEV Silverado, 2500 crew cab, Duramax, 5 spd. Allison. 2, 5th whl. hook ups, basic 1 owner, from Arizona, no rust. 403-887-2441, 928-503-5344

Motorhomes 2007 FORD FUSION. 3L, V6, Fully loaded, leather, remote start, new tires, very well maint. 103,000 km. $9500. 403-348-9629



Property Management Consultant. Remember to Vote on Monday Oct. 21st. 403-506-8777

Must Sell! Well Kept

2005 LEXUS ES 330, lthr., 41100 kms., $15,888. 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

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

Houses For Sale


$294,900 48 Gillespie Cres. MLS CA0024068

1036 sq ft Well Maintained Bi-Level. Freshly Painted, 4 BDRM/2 BATHS

Recent Upgrades

Ideal for Growing Family.

IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Margaret Comeau RE/MAX 403.309.3399

$329,000 5709 35 Street MLS CA0022457

1996 SATURN 4 dr. Very good cond. Equipped with Blue Ox towing. Worth $2100. 403-986-2004 -1997 DODGE Neon, 2 dr., black, 2L, 4 cyl., standard, some damage on drivers side. Offers. -1999 Saturn car, 4 dr., green, 1.9L, 4 cyl., standard, has tow pkg for behind motorhome. Asking $750 obo. 403-542-2471



QUICK POSSESSION Margaret Comeau RE/MAX 403.309.3399

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

1 BDRM. No pets. $675 rent/s.d. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 403-227-1844

Laebon Homes 346-7273


Locally owned and family operated



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



2007 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 exc. cond. $6200. 403-729-7456


Boats & Marine

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5180 5200

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

Misc. Automotive


FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585 2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788

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


2006 34’ Gulf Stream Yellowstone. Sleeps 4, hot water heater, 3 slides, new awning, queen sz. bed, 3 pc. bath, washer, dryer hook-up, fully winterized, equipped w/both Arctic & Sub Arctic pkgs, also c/w full custom skirt & more! $34,900. 403-8878405

500 LB Equalizer Hitch. $200. 403-346-7825


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


Fifth Wheels

Tires, Parts Acces.

Condos/ Townhouses

2005 HR Admiral 36’ Workhorse, 22.5” tires Sleeps 6, 4 dr. Fridge Call 403-887-0911

2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040

1045 sq ft Bungalow 5 BDRM/2 BATHS NEW GARAGE, Mature Yard

1 BDRM apt. at the rear side of 4616-44St., 1/2 block from farmers market, for Nov. 1st. Quiet bldg & avail. to over 50 non smoker, non partier & no pets. Laundry on site. $750/mo/s.d 403-341-4627

2 BDRM., Anders. legal bsmt. suite, separate ent., sep. laundry, central vac. N/S, no pets, $900. + D.D. Incl. utils. & internet. 403-307-6410 call after 3 pm.

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


Mobile Lot


2 BDRM. w/balcony. Fireplace, 1.5 bath. Avail. immed. $995. 403-314-0209


Manufactured Homes

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

Fantastic brand new Tri-Plex. FREE Weekly list of Close to RD Hospital. All new, so be the first tenant properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s to call this amazing place phone #, etc. 342-7355 home. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Bi-level house offers huge living room windows facing treed area. Open concept MUST SELL kitchen with upgraded appls. New Home. 1335 sq.ft. This home combines perfect bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. layout with modern design 403-588-2550 trends. Call now to book a viewing. Sorry no pets, N/S. Avail. NOW! HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or Lucie @ 403-396-9554

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

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


Garage Space

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.


ROOM in quiet home. $450. Call 403-350-7799

5754 71 STREET

This beautiful 1.5 bath two-storey townhouse has 3 bright bdrms, 5 appls. & a lrg. living room with wood burning fire place, full bsmt & flower beds in fenced yard. With easy accessibility, this home is close to all amenities. This townhouse is a perfect solution for singles, couples, families or roommates. Avail Nov. 1. No Pets, N/S. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554


3810 47 ST. In Eastview Spacious 2 bdrm., bsmt. suite. Adult only. No pets. $895/mo. Avail. Nov. 15th. Phone 403-343-0070

CLASSIFICATIONS Rooms FOR RENT • 3000-3200 For Rent WANTED • 3250-3390



Moving & Storage


SMALL SQUARE HAY and straw 403-340-3061

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Misc. Services


3 bdrm. 4-Plex, 4 appls. Rent $1075. incl. sewer, water and garbage. D.D. $650. Avail. Nov. 1, 403-304-5337 NEWLY reno’d 3 bdrm. 4 plex., 6 appls, Glendale area, $1300/mo. 403-302-0488









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

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Shutdown showdown widens rift in Republican party BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A rift within the Republican Party is widening in the aftermath of its clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl that threatened a default and shutdown much of the U.S. federal government for 16 days. Implored by House Speaker John Boehner to unite and “fight another day” against President Barack Obama and Democrats, Republicans are instead intensifying attacks on one another. That’s an ominous sign for the party in advance of 2014 midterm elections and more difficult policy fights soon to arise in Washington. Many Republican veterans are seething over what they say was an exercise in self-destruction: a strategy, pushed by the hardcore conservative tea party movement, to use legislation needed to keep the government running and prevent a debt default as leverage to derail Obama’s signature healthcare reform. In the end, the Republicans got none of their demands and polls showed most Americans blamed the party for the shutdown. The crisis has complicated the debate the Republican Party has been having about its future since failing to recapture the White House and the Senate in last year’s elections. Some senior Republicans say the shutdown fiasco demonstrated that tea party tactics, while energizing the conservative base, are alienating moderate voters the party needs to remain competitive in national elections. Far from showing remorse, the tea party faction is vowing to keep up the effort to repeal the healthcare law, widely known as “Obamacare.” Moreover, tea party groups are stepping up efforts to use primary elections next year to oust some of the more pragmatic Republican lawmakers who voted in favour of the bipartisan deal that ended the shutdown, furious that they caved into the Democrats. Since the end of the shutdown, the Twitterverse has crackled with threats, insults and the names of the 27 Republican senators and 87 Republican House members who voted for the agreement that reopened the government and raised the nation’s borrowing limit. Within hours, tweeted a link to the 114 lawmakers, tagging each as a Republi-

Boston Marathon suspect denied more time to argue against death penalty BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber for the vote on a Senate-passed bill that averted a threatened Treasury default and reopened the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington. can in name only who should be turned out of office: “Your 2014 RINO hunting list!” RINO stands for “Republican In Name Only.” The tea party movement gained strength after the passage three years ago of Obama’s health-care overhaul, which is intended to extend affordable coverage to millions of Americans currently lacking insurance. The tea party considers the program the embodiment of the big-government overreach they oppose, especially a requirement in the law that Americans have health insurance or face fines. The emergence of the tea party re-energized the Republican Party and helped it recapture the House in 2010 with the rise of a new crop of hard-charging young lawmakers. It remains a formidable force despite a loss of momentum last year when Obama easily won reelection and the Democrats held on to the Senate. Many of tea party-backed lawmakers represent extremely conservative congressional districts that have emerged over the years as lawmakers from both parties have redrawn the electoral map. As a result, many Republican lawmakers are more concerned with surviving potential primary challenges from tea party candidates

than losing the general elections to Democratic rivals. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who helped broker the bipartisan deal to end the shutdown, is facing one such challenge. The Senate Conservative Fund, which raised nearly $2 million for tea party candidates in last year’s elections, announced Thursday it was endorsing McConnell’s Republican primary opponent, Matt Bevin. Another group, Tea Party Victory Fund Inc., wrote in a fundraising letter, “We shouldn’t have to put up with fake conservatives like Mitch McConnell.” There were more tea party targets: Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee also are seeking re-election. Such a strategy has risks for the Republican Party. Some tea party candidates who won surprise primary victories last year went on to capture their congressional seats, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who championed the shutdown strategy. But others won the primaries only to be defeated by Democratic candidates who had appeared on course to lose to more mainstream Republican candidates.

BOSTON — A federal judge on Friday rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to give the defence more time to prepare their arguments against the death penalty. Prosecutors have said they plan to make a recommendation to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by Oct. 31 on whether to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev. Twin explosions at the April 15 marathon killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment, including 17 charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Tsarnaev’s lawyers objected to that timetable and asked a judge to order prosecutors to extend an Oct. 24 deadline for the defence to submit its case against the death penalty for inclusion in prosecutors’ recommendation to Holder. Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Friday that the Justice Department has an internal protocol and that he will not get involved. “What the defendant asks is that the court set dates for events occurring not in the course of the judicial proceeding but rather in the course of the (Justice) Department’s internal deliberations,” O’Toole wrote in his order. “That would be well beyond the scope of any inherent authority to manage judicial business.” During a court hearing last month, prosecutors from the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz argued that Tsarnaev’s lawyers have had enough time since the bombing — six months — to prepare their case against the death penalty. But Tsarnaev’s lawyers said they had not yet received key evidence from prosecutors, including interviews or grand jury testimony of Tsarnaev’s family. Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who is representing Tsarnaev, asked O’Toole to extend the deadline for them to make their submission to prosecutors at least until they receive the evidence they are seeking. Prosecutors have said Tsarnaev and his 26-yearold brother, Tamerlan, built two pressure cooker bombs and placed them near the marathon’s finish line. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police several days later.


Lawsuits challenging gay marriage bans also are pending in several states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia. New Jersey’s top court agreed last week to take up the appeal of the lower-court ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson. Oral arguments are expected Jan. 6 or 7. In Friday’s opinion, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote that the state has not shown that it is likely to prevail in

the case. Rabner also rejected the state’s argument that it was in the public interest not to allow marriages until the court has had more time to rule fully on the issue. For those opposed to gay marriage, denying the request to delay was troubling. “In what universe does it make sense to let the question at hand be answered before it’s asked or argued?” Len Deo, president of the New Jersey

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was sought by Gov. Chris Christie. A judge on the lower court had ruled last month that New Jersey must recognize same-sex marriage and set Monday as the date to allow gay weddings. Christie, a Republican who is considered a possible 2016 presidential candidate, appealed the decision and asked for the start date to be put on hold while the state Supreme Court decides the case. “The state has adThat’s the number vanced a number of arguments, but none of them overcome this reality: Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today,” the court ruled. “The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.” Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Christie, said the governor will comply with the ruling, When you run in though he disagrees with it. The Red Deer The ruling puts New Jersey on the cusp of Advocate Classifieds: becoming the 14th state • Your ad won’t get buried underneath — and the third most populous among them new ads in a matter of hours. — to allow same-sex marriage. The advocacy • Your ad appears in Print and Online group Freedom to Marry said that as of Monday • We screen ads to avoid fraud one-third of Americans will live in a place where • We are a TRUSTED source in the same-sex marriage is legal. Central Alberta community It’s being debated elsewhere, too. Oregon has begun recognizing Ads ordered on offer quick links to your same-sex weddings performed out of state, and email or website PLUS you can upload free pictures it is likely that voters will and the option to post a video. get a chance next year to repeal the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. The legislature in Hawaii also soon could take up a bill to legalize same-sex unions, while a similar measure has passed the Illinois Senate but not the House.

Family Policy Council, said in a letter Friday to his members. On Thursday, some communities started accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples so that they would pass the 72-hour waiting period by 12:01 a.m. Monday. Christie says he favours civil unions and says that allowing same-sex marriage is something that should be done only by a public vote, not the state’s judges or lawmakers.

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2 Silverberg Place - Red Deer

Premier adult villas with No Condo Fees! Main 1350 sq. ft. + complete basement dev. 1200 sq ft. 3 bedroom + den, 3 bathroom bungalow. Granite countertops, hardwood, tile, maple cabinets, 9ft ceilings


Wondering about finding the right new home builder? Concerned about getting the best possible value for your home buying-money? Not sure where to begin your search? When you are thinking about buying a new home, it’s a good idea to turn to a builder who is a member of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). The CHBA represents the professional home building industry, with more than 8,000 members across the country. • Membership in the CHBA is a strong indication that a new homebuilder is a professional, dedicated to the business of home building, and in business for the long term. • Membership is voluntary. Members agree to the Association’s Code of Ethics, which is based on principles of fairness, integrity and consumer satisfaction. • Home building is complex, demanding and constantly evolving. Through the CHBA, members can keep up to date on technological


311 Webster Drive- Red Deer 2012 sq ft 2 storey, 3 bedroom + den + bonus room above garage, 2 1/2 baths. Spacious upper level laundry room has built-in cabinets. Mudroom of garage has custom cabinetry with dog bed and a storage closet!



213 Van Slyke Way - Red Deer




1 Radcliff Way - Sylvan Lake

19 2 Van Slyke Way - Red Deer Completely finished on all three floors (3 bdrm + 3.5 baths). Completely landscaped + fenced. Many energy efficient features ( 81 EnerGuide rating). Upgraded interior finishes.


20 193 Van Slyke Way - Red Deer 1740 sq ft 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Upgraded interior finishes. Double attached garage. Bonus room.


Phenomenal entrance & kitchen. Quartz throughout home. Custom millwork thoughout home. Spa-like ensuite bathroom w quartz tub & shower. Fabulous curb appeal modern meets traditional.

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1150 sq ft + 800 sq ft basement development. Bi-level w/ 5 bedrooms, 3 baths & fully landscaped yard. Master bedroom complete with 3 piece ensuite. Kitchen includes pantry, stainless appliance package & extended eating bar.


13 3 Voisin Close- Red Deer



24 Solar panels. Unique 4 bedroom with bonus room. Great location on the park and close to all amenities. Energy effieniences (88 EnerGuide rating) (spray foamed, tankless, triple pane, HRV, drain waater heat recovery unit).

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21 4914 Aspen Lakes - Blackfalds 1834 sq ft two storey w/bonus room. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, walk thru pantry, upper laundry,maple cabinets, ceramic & laminate, s/s appliances. Open concept & great for families.

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18 100 Timberstone Way - Red Deer

advances, regulations, new products, financing, and so on - in short, knowledge that no professional new home builders can do without. • Home building is teamwork that takes the skills and expertise of many different trades and suppliers. Builders who belong to the CHBA have ready access to a wide network of member companies to help them deliver a high level of quality and service to home buyers. • Managing a successful home building business means being part of the community. Through their local associations, CHBA members work with local decision-makers to contribute to the vitality and well being of the community, and perhaps most importantly to make a difference in the lives of the people who live there. Visit to learn more about the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and its members, and get helpful information about new home buying.

1996 sq ft 2 storey w/ 3 bedrooms + den, 2 1/2 baths. Kitchen Includes quartz island w/raised eating bar. Living room features a custom tiled fireplace. Ensuite includes NuHeat Mats under tile, a free standing tub, shower & dual vanity.



Why Choose a CHBA Builder

172 Paramount Crescent - Blackfalds 1852 sq ft, 2 storey w/3 bedrooms + den, 2 1/2 baths. Laundry chute upstairs joins to main floor laundry. Double garden doors lead to massive 10x26’ deck. 10’ ceilings in living room & den.


The very best in modern home design. Great value, 3 bedrms/2.5 baths, 2,135 sq ft all for $392,999. Large bedrooms. Spacious bonus room.

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17 63 Bowman Circle - Sylvan Lake


1622 sq ft, 1 1/2 storey, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Vaulted ceiling open to 2nd storey in great rm & foyer. Plan modified to include laundry room on main floor.



14 4918 Aspen Lakes Blvd. - Blackfalds


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9 Healy Street - Penhold




Modern kitchen w lots of natural light & European cabinets. Fully developed basement w lots of room family rm & 2 additional bedrms. Good use of space w master bedroom over garage. Beautiful corner lot in the up & coming coummunity of Blackfalds.


22 1 Morris Court - Blackfalds Chefs kitchen. Indoor outdoor fireplace. Spa master ensuite & bedroom. Bonus room.



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3 Veronica Close - Red Deer


4934 Beardsley Ave., Lacombe Beautiful executive adult lifestyle semi detached bungalows. Situated right on Lacombe’s beautiful walking trail system. Located in Lacombe’s quiet north west corner. Lake view from most lots in subdivision.

Registered in Holmes Approved Homes. 3 season room. 2773 sq ft with 3 bed and bonus room or 4 bedrooms upstairs. Festival of Trees Charity Home. .

112 Eastpointe Dr., Blackfalds

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Our most popular plan. Open concept living w/tons of windows. Pot lights throughout.




11 2 Regal Court - Sylvan Lake

10 4936 Aspen Lake Blvd. - Blackfalds

12 50 Van Slyke Way - Red Deer





Open concept layout. Large kitchen with walk through pantry. Dream master suite. 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms.

Modern grey tones. Fully sodded yards. Attached single car garage. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath.


16 2 Tallman Close - Red Deer

Coffered ceiling. Custom tiled shower. Upgraded cabinets. On demand hot water.


24 7 Vista Close - Red Deer

Spacious bright design. Large kitchen with island is open to dining area & living room. 3 different top floor plans to suit your needs 3 bdrm/2 bath, 2 bdrm/2 bath or 3 bdrm/1 bath.

Bungalow style adult villa in a quiet close. Full of executive features and finishings. Highefficient package. Yard care & snow removal provided.




23 140 Ponderosa Ave. - Blackfalds



1703 sq ft modified bilevel with att garage. Granite counter tops. Hardwood floors. Oversized master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets.

Executive 2 storey with home automation. Fully finished basement on walk out lot. Certified Built Green by one of central Alberta’s premier builders. Situated on Blackfalds east side close to all amenities.

15 6 Thompson Cres - Red Deer

• Samsung Front Load, Steam Laundry, Heavy Duty, 9 cycle set worth approx. $2000.00 • Samsung 51 inch plasma TV with a Samsung sound bar worth approx. $1500.00 • $500.00 Gift Card for Wolf Creek Building Supplies - Lacombe Timbr Mart



• $500.00 Red Deer Lighting Gift Certificate Bonus Prize (see rules and regulations) • $500 Visa Gift Card

Red Deer Advocate, October 19, 2013  
Red Deer Advocate, October 19, 2013  

October 19, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate