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Healing the divisions IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR RED DEER TO RESOLVE SOME OF THE ISSUES FACING IT, SAY MAYOR-ELECT TARA VEER BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

Mayor-elect Tara Veer says the new Red Deer city council’s lineup will make for an interesting four years. Veer said on Tuesday that the solid return of the five incumbents — Dianne Wyntjes, Buck Buchanan, Paul Harris, Lynne Mulder and Frank Wong — showed that the public wanted stability and continuity. She said the new faces — Tanya Handley, Lawrence Lee and Ken Johnston — represent a good cross-section of the community. “We’re really looking at breadth and depth

in this council,” said Veer, 35. “Both in terms of background and experience, and the types of platforms that they campaigned on.” She said the 2010-2013 council left with some feelings of divisiveness in the community. “My hope is that we can resolve some of the issues in the community and put some of the divisiveness to rest.” “It may take a little time to do this but I hope we can resolve some of those longstanding issues and move on to new and greater things.” Please see COUNCIL on Page A2 Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

City of Red Deer Mayor-Elect Tara Veer outside Red Deer City Hall on Tuesday. Veer and the rest of city council will be sworn in next Monday.

Crime on the steady decline since peaking in 2011-12: Dosko BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s reputation as a high-crime city won’t go away soon, but RCMP Supt. Warren Dosko hopes the trend towards lower crime statistics will start to erode that perception. The annual Statistics Canada crime severity index, a measure of crime per capita and based on severity of the crime, had the city rated 10th overall. And for cities with 50,000 people or more, Red Deer had the highest crime severity index. Taken together, Dosko admits it is very likely Red Deer will be the country’s highestcrime, or most dangerous city in the annual Maclean’s maga- Supt. Warren Dosko zine report on crime. “We’re going to wear it, it’s going to be one of those black eyes you have for a week or two,” said Dosko. “There will be lots of talk about Red Deer being the most dangerous city in Canada, but I think there is some good news in the trend down in crime.” The ranking and crime severity index value are based on the 2011-12 peak of crime in Red Deer. Dosko said since that peak, there has been a steady decline. By the third quarter of 2012, City RCMP had gotten

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a handle on crime, he said, and held it to a 0.7 per cent increase, which became a 7.9 per cent decrease by the fourth quarter. That was the start of the trend towards lower crime — so far this year, crime is down by 10.5 per cent. Dosko arrived in Red Deer in November 2011 and for the first four or five months, he said there were significant increases in crime. “Since then we’ve seen a fairly consistent progression and it started very slowly. We went from increases to very small decreases to larger decreases.” Dosko said two types of crime stand out as a cause for the peak: homicides in 2011 and robberies in 2012. Red Deer set a record for murders in 2011, with six. In the almost two years since, there have been four murders in Red Deer. “I think the decrease this year is going to surpass the increase (of 2011-12) and even more,” said Dosko. “Last year at the year end, we were at an 11 per cent increase and this year we’re seeing a 10 per cent decrease. “We’re almost at that neutral (spot) and I think we’ll continue to see that decrease.” There are about 130 Red Deer City RCMP officers and Dosko hopes they can get staff up to 140 by the end of the year. Dosko said the addition of a crime intelligence analyst in 2012 has contributed to the drop in crime. “By adding the crime analyst, we’ve allowed ourselves to be more strategic, we’ve been able to be a lot more intelligence-led in who we target,” said Dosko.

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MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Winners picked out of a hat after ties BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer County incumbent councillors Dave Hoar and Penny Archibald lost their seats in heartbreaking fashion, it was confirmed on Tuesday. In an unlikely twist, when the votes were counted on election night both councillors ended up in a tie with an opponent. A random draw was used to pick the name of the winners and both incumbents lost. Recounts were done on Tuesday afternoon and the counts remained the same and the tie-breakers stand. In Archibald’s Division 3, opponent Don Church’s name was chosen. He and Archibald had both collected 288 votes. A second challenger, Darlene Schmidt, finished third with 90 votes. For Archibald, who farms with husband Allan near Innisfail, the loss ends a 24-year run on county council. She was in her ninth council race. “It was meant to be,” said Archibald. “I had a good time. I was there for 24 years. “I’m going to love farming again.” Archibald, 72, promised she didn’t plan to sit on the sidelines and will stay involved in the county. In Division 4, Connie Huelsman’s name was picked. She was Hoar’s only opponent and they both picked up 328 votes.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LIHUE, Hawaii — A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived. Jeff Horton was surfing Sunday morning with about 10 others near Kilauea when someone spotted a fin in the water. Twenty minutes later, Horton was sitting on his surfboard with his legs dangling in the water when he spotted a dark shape approaching from the left. He thought it was a stingray. “It came flying straight toward me,” he said. He pulled his left leg out of the water and the shark got a mouth full of surfboard. The impact knocked Horton off the board. He rolled onto the shark and grabbed a fin. On top of the shark, holding on with one hand, he began punching as hard as he could with his other fist. He estimated he landed eight blows. “I finally got one nice punch into the eye,” Horton said. “I put some really good hits on it, for sure.” When his knuckled jammed into the shark’s eye, the shark spit out the board and retreated. Horton scrambled onto his board. With another surfer, he caught a wave and paddled toward shore. After they reached shore, a tourist gave him $50 and told him to buy a bottle. Horton’s only injuries were scratches from the shark’s rough skin. He surfed again Monday at another beach.

published on Oct. 12. She responded after the deadline and her answers were incomplete. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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COUNCIL: Will be sworn in on Monday Veer said the resounding rejection a ward system made it clear that council will not have to revisit this issue during the 2013-2017 term. Of the 20,364 voters, 13,315 said ‘No’ and 5,240 said yes to dividing the city into wards. On the wide variety of issues covered in an Advocate pre-election survey of candidates, the new council members were split down the middle on their support for backyard chickens. Veer did not give a decisive answer on the issue on Tuesday because she said it was not pressing. She said, “Not generally, but am open to it if (there is) proper regulation.” Lee, Wyntjes, Handley and Wong said no to backyard chickens. In the survey, the new council overall put higher priorities on a lower crime rate, new recreation facilities, fewer potholes, a lower tax rate and improved park system. More bike lanes, weed control and new cultural facilities were low on their priority list. On the issue of trimming the city’s budget, the majority of the new council said they would find areas other than recreation, culture, roads, library, parks and staffing to save money. All members of the new council said they would support the city borrowing money to finance capital projects. Veer said “only when necessary and proposes a lower debt cap.” The nine were on the same page in supporting a 50-metre pool. Veer said the pool must be scaled back and funding partners are necessary. Eight said the user fees for city recreation facilities should stay the same. Veer responded that she would like to see a decrease. Lee, Handley and Wong said no to a year-long market while the others were in support. Veer said the city “should facilitate but not fully fund publicly” a year-round market. Mulder was the lone respondent out of the nine who said less money should be spent on building sports facilities such as soccer fields and rinks. Four of the nine — Wong, Handley, Veer and Johnston — responded that less money should be spent on cultural facilities such as libraries, museums and facilities. Veer said the city should maintain current levels. The new council will be sworn in on Monday at City Hall. The next council meeting is on Nov. 4. Veer’s answers to the Advocate’s survey were not

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With the municipal election behind the community, campaign volunteers had one more job to do Tuesday and that was remove the hundreds of elections sign that were placed around the city. Bernie Papp who worked on Cindy Jefferies’ mayoral campaign removes a sign on 32nd Street at 40th Avenue.

CRIME: Driving city’s drug industry “When we have those serious offenders committing the robberies and the high-end crimes, it doesn’t take multiple instances of those crimes before we catch up to them. Sometimes we’re on to those individuals a whole lot quicker, we can be more strategic and quite often we’re apprehending those individuals after they commit a couple of crimes, rather than going off on a significant spree and catching them after.” Dosko said, talking with officers, that the types of arrests and who is being locked up are as significant as the statistics. “We can go make a bunch of arrests tomorrow, but we might not have any impact on the severity of the crime that happens in our community,” said Dosko. “It looks good, we’ve arrested and charged a bunch of people, it looks good in statistics, but when you talk about the safety impact on the community we may have had no impact.” This means trying to target the persons who are committing crimes that impact the safety of the community. By targeting certain individuals, Dosko said they can also affect the perception of safety in the community. “We want people to feel safe as well as be safe,” said Dosko, adding that if people do feel safe and go out into their neighbourhoods or downtown, that can help reduce crime in those areas. To help streamline service, police prioritize calls, and while Dosko concedes that may affect some people’s perception of safety and policing, it has greater impact on overall crime. “We need to prioritize our calls and we need to go to the most important ones,” said Dosko, adding they are working on a way to better respond to non-urgent calls, which can include car, garage or shed breakins and minor vandalism. “We understand that by not having a response impacts their perception of safety. It doesn’t always impact their immediate safety, but how they feel about policing and the community is an important concern to us. We are working on ways to address those calls, but not necessarily have it need to be a gun-carrying, badge-wearing police officer.” He did say those minor crimes drive the city’s drug industry and that a large majority of those crimes are done by people who don’t want to obtain the item their stealing, but see it as a means of cash.

They steal the items to sell them to fund their drug habit. “Hiring more police officers and throwing police officers blindly at the problem is not the solution. Hiring more officers and being strategic, evidencebased and intelligence-led does help us reduce some crime issues.” mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

ELECTION: Recounts in Clearwater County and Town of Ponoka Hoar, who also farms near Innisfail, had just finished his second term on council. “It was not the happiest night of my life,” he said. “If I was going to lose I would rather it have been 10 or 20 votes than a tie vote. “Politics is a funny game.” He said he enjoyed his six years on council and felt he was making a good contribution. “It was very rewarding.” County returning officer Nancy Lougheed said she hasn’t seen a tie in the county in the 15 years she’s been organizing vote counts. To have two in the same election, is beyond rare. “It was a little bit of a shock.” In Clearwater County, recounts were held in three divisions. Two were separated by one vote and the third race had a six-vote margin. After votes were tallied again on Tuesday, two of the winners found they were on the losing side. Unofficial results on election night had incumbent Division 3 Coun. John Vandermeer losing by one vote — 183 to 184 — to Chuck Shipley. A recount gave Vandermeer 183 votes to Shipley’s 181. The reverse happened in Division 5 where incumbent Bob Bryant was first given a one-vote victory — 196 to 195 — over Theresa Laing. The recount gave Laing 194 votes to Bryant’s 193. In Division 2 the outcome remained the same with incumbent Dick Wymenga losing to Kyle Greenwood, although Greenwood’s margin of victory was reduced to six votes from seven. Another recount will take place on Wednesday in Ponoka where the two-way race for mayor produced a one-vote victory for Rick Bonnett over Doug Gill. Town chief administrative officer and returning officer Brad Watson said under the Municipal Government Act candidates must be given at least 12 hours notice before a recount, so it was decided to wait another day. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Fugitive is suspect in sex assault BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SEATTLE — Authorities say they believe a highrisk sex offender who fled Canada may be the suspect in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy. In a news release Tuesday, Seattle police said they were told that Michael Stanley met the teen at a grocery store and walked with him to an alley. “Stanley plied the teen with alcohol, grabbed the teen and sexually assaulted him,” police alleged. “The 16-year-old pulled a knife on Stanley and was able to run to another location and contact police.” Soon after, police said, they received several reports of a man yelling in an alley. They said Stanley threatened to assault a person who told him to be quiet. “When police arrived at the scene, they found Stanley, who became combative with officers and claimed he had a knife.” Police said officers found a small knife on Stanley, who appeared to be drunk. They arrested him for harassment and later learned about the alleged

sex assault. They expected to re-book Stanley on additional charges. “Authorities are now working to determine how this will impact his offender status.” Seattle police did not immediately return phone calls for further comment. Stanley entered the United States earlier this month as Canadian police were searching for the 48-year-old. On Oct. 1, the electronic monitoring bracelet he had been wearing was cut off and found on the roof of a business in Lloyd- Michael Stanley minster on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary. He was being monitored by police under a peace bond with conditions, including one ordering him to stay away from children. His criminal record in Canada dates back to 1987 and includes sex offences against an elderly woman and two mentally challenged boys. When Canadian police discovered he was miss-

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ing, they issued a public alert, which described the Edmonton man as an untreated, violent sex offender. Soon after, several schools in Saskatchewan locked their doors after unconfirmed sightings of Stanley. A few days later, he crossed into Blaine, Wash., south of Vancouver. Edmonton police said they had warned U.S. authorities that he might try to cross the border, but officials allowed him in after determining he was an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant. Alberta Justice had started the extradition process, then announced it would not seek to have Stanley returned to Canada because the charges he was facing at the time — breach of recognizance, mischief and driving charges — didn’t involve violence. A Canadian extradition expert had publicly suggested Canada should say “good riddance” and leave Stanley south of the border because extradition would be costly and he would face little time behind bars if convicted of the minor crimes. But Alberta’s official Opposition Wildrose party called the government’s decision “morally reprehensible” and demanded justice officials try to get the sex offender back.

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GAINFORD — With a huge sense of relief and a titch of lingering worry, 126 residents of Gainford returned to their homes Tuesday, four days after a terrifying and explosive train derailment forced them to evacuate. Joanie Hamming was glad to get back into the house where she’s lived for five years, glad to get back on the medications she was forced to leave behind when she was awoken at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. At first, she thought it was a Halloween prank. But if was firemen telling her to flee. “When you’re here by yourself and you hear firemen out there, you get worried,” she said. “Now I’m wondering about the rails. I want to know what the cause of the accident was. Why did the trains zig zag like that? Isn’t that strange?” Helen Rozgo, 80, found no damage at all when she returned to her house just across the highway and less than a kilometre from the derailment site. She has lived there for 54 years. “I was kind of leery when I got home,” she explained, her kitchen filled by the noise of trains rumbling by on the reopened line. “But now I’m home I’m fine. It doesn’t bother me. Something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. There’s no way you can control it. “But I said in 100 years, I never thought it would be at Gainford.” Henny and Henry Bottinga, a couple in their 80s, were sanguine about the whole experience, calling it “an adventure” and “scary.” “I had dreamed about it after that big one in Quebec,” allowed Henny. “I hoped it would never happen here.” But Henry was pragmatic, suggesting that having tankers carrying propane on the country’s highways would be a far more frightening prospect. “You’ve got to live with the consequences of many things and if you want energy you’ve got to live with the consequences,” he said. Still, there are a lot of unanswered questions about why 13 CN (TSX:CNR) freight cars carrying propane and crude oil left the tracks in the hamlet. Explosions and flames forced the evacuation and closed part of the Yellowhead Highway. The all-clear came after crews used water to help the flames burn out faster. Officials declared Tuesday that the fires had been extinguished, the affected cars were removed and the line was reopened. Parkland County Mayor Rod Shaigec said the highway would remain closed for the time being. CN spokesman Warren Chandler said the railway would reimburse residents for any damage and he thanked them for their patience. “We know that this accident disrupted their lives . . . and we know they are concerned about what they will find when they return to their homes. CN will remediate any damage that was done.” Parkland County Fire Chief Jim Phelan said vinyl siding had melted on the home that was most damaged, but he said the house was still “livable.” Chandler added that CN was thoroughly investigating the incident and would also support the investigation being conducted by the Transportation Safety Board.


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A trade deal for the ages? BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW CANADAEU TRADE DEAL ARE IMMENSE, BUT WE HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS TO SEE THE FINE PRINT In the pre-dawn darkness of Ottawa, page after page of pro-trade documentation dropped onto the desks of bleary-eyed journalists, a blitz of propaganda in both official languages that had kept government printers churning all night. Numbers seemingly rained from the sky: 98 per cent of tariffs will be eliminated in Canada-European trade; bilateral trade will jump 23 per cent; this country had gained preferential acTIM cess to a market HARPER of 500 million consumers in 28 countries with $17 trillion in annual economic activity. Should doubts still have been harboured anywhere, the heavy artillery was then loaded for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso, who alternately traded tributes about the historic nature of such an excellent mutually beneficial deal. “This is not just a good deal, it is an excellent deal,” Harper said. These two men might be quite right. But no one can say that definitively right now, certainly not those of us led by the nose through the morning paper avalanche, the government statements in the House of Commons or the tributes from the so-called “stakeholders” who sang the praises of market access for shrimp to pigs. This was an agreement in principle, but there was no fine print. This deal does have the potential to be transformative for this country and to be a signature achievement for Harper. But one had to wonder about the other “stakeholders,” the unsuspecting Canadian voters, who had this massive deal dumped in their laps even as the

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Conservatives claimed these negotiations were the most “transparent and inclusive in Canada’s history.” You might get an argument on that one. Although a 2008 study was published assessing potential benefits of such a deal and a little-publicized notice for public comment was published, Conservatives were largely silent in recent years, except to assure us something was close. But this much we know: if Canadian business rises to the challenge, the opportunities are immense. Tariffs as high as 25 per cent will be all but removed for fish and seafood exports from the Atlantic provinces. Tariffs as steep as 22 per cent on aerospace and rail products and heavy machinery will be all but eliminated for Ontario and Quebec exports. Some 80,000 tonnes of pork and 50,000 tonnes of beef will be allowed in to Europe duty-free each year, a move popular in Alberta.

Ontario-made cars will no longer face a 10 per cent European tariff. Canadian exports could rise 12-fold, the government says. Your new Mercedes should be cheaper, along with your French perfumes and Italian-made suits. Your high-end French wines should be more plentiful and affordable,. If you are an architect, you will soon be able to practise your profession in Europe. Similar labour mobility agreements can be negotiated by professional organizations, meaning ultimately a doctor in Montreal would be a doctor in Paris. But the EU won two more years of patent protection for big pharma, delaying the entry of cheaper generics in Canada, bumping up prices, but not by much, we’re assured. Even then, the government says the effects of that will not be felt for eight years, but provinces will have to be compensated. Harper says he saved the supply management system, but an additional

17,700 tonnes of European cheese — 4.2 per cent of our domestic market — is headed here and Canadian dairy farmers will have to be compensated. The Europeans won concessions on top goal, winning the right for their giant companies to bid on local infrastructure projects here. Canadian officials will move the ratification process through the provinces and the House of Commons at the same pace as the EU ratification process, meaning the final Champagne — its name protected under this deal — will be uncorked in about two years. According to Harper, opponents of this deal will lose and will be making a huge political mistake. Debate will start, but the muted initial response from his opponents indicates that in his quick spin into political punditry, the prime minister is probably quite right. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer. He can be reached at tharper@thestar.ca.

Russia, the Maldives and short-term thinking Short term beats long term most of the time, even when people understand where their long-term selfinterest really lies. Take, for example, that wellknown pair, Russia and the Maldives. Five years ago, it was hard to find senior people in the universities and scientific institutes in Moscow who were even willing to discuss climate change. But the great heatwave of 2010, which killed one-third of the Russian grain crop, seems to have changed all that. It was Russia that insisted on putting a reference to geoengineering, the highly controversial array of last-ditch GWYNNE measures to combat global DYER warming, into the last paragraph of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report. The Russians get it now. And yet. ... On Sept. 18, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise stopped near the drilling platform Prirazlomnaya, the first rig to drill for oil off Russia’s Arctic coast, and launched four inflatable boats. Their aim was to hang a banner on the platform denouncing Russian plans to exploit the oil and gas reserves of the environmentally sensitive Arctic, especially since burning all that extra oil and gas will speed up the warming process. There were no weapons aboard the ship, and Greenpeace’s protests are always non-violent. None of the protesters tried to climb up the legs of the platform or damage it in any way. But armed Russian security forces abseiled down from helicopters and took them all prisoner. The ship and all its crew were arrested and taken to the nearest Russian port,

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Murmansk. A month later, all 30 crew members, volunteers who come from Britain, France, Canada, Russia, Brazil, New Zealand and 11 other countries, are still in prison. Half of them have already been charged with “piracy.” It sounds ridiculous, but piracy carries a prison sentence of 10 to 15 years, and the Russian state is deadly serious. The crew have all been refused bail, and it will probably be months before they even stand trial. The Russian state has a long tradition of reacting badly when it is challenged, and the platform belongs to Gazprom, a state-owned firm, but even so this is an extreme overreaction. Besides, knowing how hard climate change will hit Russia, why did Moscow let Gazprom start drilling in the Arctic seabed at all? Because Russia’s relative prosperity in the past decade has depended heavily on exports of oil and gas. Because President Vladimir Putin’s rule depends on the continuation of that fragile prosperity. And because Russia’s onshore reserves of oil and gas are in decline. Russian scientists are well aware that the frozen seabed of the Arctic Ocean is already thawing and releasing huge plumes of methane gas that will accelerate warming further. President Putin is concerned enough about climate change to spend serious diplomatic capital on getting geo-engineering into the IPCC report. But warming is a long-term (or at least a medium-term) problem, and his political survival is short-term. Short-term comes first, so drill away, and if people protest against it, charge them with piracy. And if you think this is as stupid as politics can get, consider the Maldives. The Maldives are several hundred tiny islands in the Indian Ocean where most of the land is only about a metre above sea level. As the sea level rises, most of the country will simply disappear beneath the waves.

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Sentenced before a trial? SENATE DEBATE BEGINS ON PROPOSED SUSPENSION OF DUFFY, WALLIN AND BRAZEAU BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government defended its bid to suspend three senators over their allegedly improper expense claims Tuesday in the face of mounting resistance from some of its own Conservative caucus members. Sen. Claude Carignan, government leader in the Senate, formally moved that former Conservative colleagues Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau be suspended, without pay, for “gross negligence” in their management of Senate resources. A number of Conservative and Liberal senators complained that the move amounts to finding the trio, who are under RCMP investigation, guilty before they’ve been charged or convicted of any crime. Duffy and Wallin have threatened to challenge the move in court and Brazeau is asking for a public hearing into his expenses. All three showed up in the chamber Tuesday, listening from the back row as colleagues debated their fate. Citing numerous court rulings in the past, Carignan maintained the Senate has the exclusive power

to govern its own internal affairs and to impose sanctions on those who break its rules. The Senate has already concluded that Duffy and Brazeau broke the rules for claiming housing allowances and living expenses and that Wallin broke the rules for claiming travel expenses, he noted. And he said all three have recognized their transgressions by agreeing to reimburse the chamber. The violations “occurred in such a manner and with such frequency that it constitutes wilful contempt to our institution,” Carignan said, arguing that they “must act with disciplinary action to protect its dignity as well as preserve the public trust in the Senate and Parliament.” A vote on the suspension motions was not expected before the end of the day Tuesday. Carignan earlier said that Conservative senators would be allowed to vote as they see fit. The trio of disgraced senators created a stir when each one arrived on Parliament Hill, making their way past a phalanx of cameras and microphones. “The Senate’s sitting,” Duffy said as he made his way to the chamber. “It’s my job and, despite doctor’s orders, I’m here.”

Supreme Court asked to assess top court nominee BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tossed his latest appointment controversy into the lap of the Supreme Court. The eight sitting judges on Canada’s top court have been asked to sort out whether Marc Nadon, a Federal Court of Appeal judge from Quebec whose appointment faces a legal challenge, is eligible under the rules to join their ranks. At the same time, the Conservatives used their latest omnibus budget implementation bill Tuesday to rewrite the Supreme Court Act in order to give a nudge and a wink to the justices about how their reference ruling on Nadon ought to go. “This is not an amendment,” Justice Minister Peter MacKay said of the language buried deep inside the 300-plus page budget bill. “This is what is called a declaratory provision which is meant simply to clarify what we believe is the proper interpretation of the existing act.” Two former Supreme Court justices and at least one constitutional expert have endorsed the government’s view of the existing rules, but a Toronto lawyer has launched a legal challenge to Nadon’s appointment. Nadon has stepped aside until the issue is resolved, leaving the top court short one jurist and potentially open to 4-4 split decisions. Quebec is guaranteed three seats on the bench under the Supreme Court Act. Those three, says the law, must be appointed from Quebec’s “Court of Appeal or of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec or from among the advocates of that province.” Because Nadon has spent the last two decades on various federal courts, critics argue he won’t be familiar enough with Quebec’s civil code, which is the whole point of the Quebec quota and the appointment restrictions. Both Quebec’s sovereigntist PQ government and the Quebec bar association have suggested they may support the legal challenge.

The changes in the omnibus budget bill will declare that individuals with at least 10 years on the Quebec bar at any point in their career are eligible for the Supreme Court, say the Conservatives. MacKay said it was done in the budget bill “simply because this was the first opportunity to bring this legislation forward that would expedite the process.” The House of Commons resumed last week following an extra month-long break after the prime minister prorogued in September. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called the handling of Nadon’s appointment “an incredible mistake, an unprecedented error.” “The Federal Court, where Judge Nadon showed he was an extremely capable jurist, does not let anyone know whether he’s capable of helping interpret the Quebec civil law,” said Mulcair. “Quebec has a right to three judges. It’s a huge problem that the Conservatives have caused themselves by their own incompetence.” Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called it “yet another question of the prime minister’s judgment and competence.” And Irwin Cotler, the Liberal justice critic and former justice minister, said slipping the Supreme Court declaration into a budget bill suggests either Conservative indecision or an effort to hide the mess. “Why tuck away something as important as amending the Supreme Court Act, which deals with a constitutional pillar of our democracy, tuck it away in a budget!” said Cotler. The Supreme Court surprise was not the only political hand grenade buried in the budget bill. The latest implementation act, the second of two, also includes a number of changes to labour law and more specifically to the collective bargaining powers of public servants. It extends solicitor-client privilege protections under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, and appears to give the Immigration minister new powers over approving economic class applicants.

Last week, on the very day the motions were announced, Duffy said he was taking a medical leave of absence due to a heart condition. Before Carignan could formally move to suspend the trio, Brazeau informed the chamber he has a motion of his own calling for an open hearing into his expenses. He said the hearing should be conducted by the Senate’s internal economy committee and that he and his lawyer be allowed to speak there. Duffy applauded his motion. Liberal and Conservative Senate caucuses met separately prior to the debate getting underway to discuss their approach to the motions. Some senators on both sides expressed concern about the rush to judgment against the trio of disgraced senators. “We don’t bring people into court for sentencing before we’ve actually had a discussion about whether they are guilty of anything or what it is they might be guilty of,” said Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal. “This motion is a sentencing motion . . . . Something is, in my view, out of order.” Most other Conservative senators refused to speak out publicly before the debate.

Public backs values charter, says PQ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC — The Quebec government says it has heard from the public on its controversial values charter — and is ready to adapt the plan as a result. The government is hinting that any changes to the plan would only toughen it. The Parti Quebecois’ Bernard Drainville says the government is reflecting on a pair of changes: removing the crucifix from the legislature, and reducing the opt-out provisions for institutions. Those are the conclusions he’s drawing from the 26,000 comments posted on the PQ government’s website. He says 47 per cent were entirely favourable of the plan, and 21 per cent were mostly favourable but wanted some changes. Drainville lumped those two categories together and said that means 68 per cent favour the charter. He says only 18 per cent were opposed. But he won’t release the comments. He says that would betray the trust of people who shared their stories and their opinions. Drainville did read some of the complimentary ones, though, at a news conference today. He also said that the main changes requested by commenters were that the crucifix be withdrawn from the legislature; opt-out provisions be tightened; and that the plan’s name be modified to “secularism charter.”

Lawsuit claims federal agency is snooping on Canadians’ electronic communication VANCOUVER — The federal government is facing a lawsuit over its electronic surveillance activities, with a Vancouver-based civil rights group alleging Ottawa’s secretive eavesdropping agency is prying into the personal communications of Canadians. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association’s lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada, or CSEC, follows similar cases launched by advocates in the United States and comes as revelations about American spying activities fuel a debate about how far governments should go to keep tabs on both foreigners and their own citizens. The lawsuit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, alleges CSEC is infringing on Canadians’ rights to free speech and to be protected from illegal search and seizure. Specifically, the group claims Canadians are being swept up as CSEC monitors emails, phone calls and text messages of foreign targets, when those targets are communicating with Canadians. The lawsuit also says Canadians’ data is being collected in a program to monitor and track socalled electronic metadata, which details the time, location and other information about electronic communications. The group’s statement of claim says CSEC is permitted to monitor the content of telecommunications with an authorization from the minister of national defence. The metadata collection, the lawsuit says, occurs under a series of directives

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People comfort each other in front of the refugee centre at the local high school Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, after a train derailed ignited tanker cars carrying crude oil. Victims of last summer’s deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que., could begin to receive compensation by the first anniversary of the horrific rail accident, the U.S. bankruptcy trustee overseeing the now insolvent railway involved in the crash said Tuesday.

Man facing drug charges hoped mayor would help him land city job BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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TORONTO — A man charged in a drug investigation hoped his friendship with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would help him get a job with the city, court documents show. Alexander Lisi, 35, was charged with four drug offences, including trafficking marijuana, earlier this month. Media reports have described Lisi as an occasional driver for the mayor, and Ford himself has called him a friend and a “good guy.” Documents released Tuesday show Ford vouched for his friend in a separate case this summer, praising his “exceptional leadership skills” and hard work in a letter filed with the court. The letter, dated June 4, was part of a report prepared by a probation officer after Lisi was convicted of threatening to kill a woman. The mayor wrote that he has known Lisi, who volunteered for his election campaign in 2010, “for several years.” “Mr. Lisi has demonstrated to myself that he has a great work ethic and has always shown tact and diplomacy,” read the letter printed on the mayor’s official letterhead. When asked about the character reference Tues-

day, Ford only said “I write lots of letters.” Coun. Doug Ford was more expansive, saying that during 14 years at city hall, his brother has written “numerous” letters for those who’ve gotten in trouble with the law, including members of the high school football team the mayor used to coach. “Rob... doesn’t judge people when they come to him, he doesn’t throw the book at people, he tries to help them,” Doug Ford said. In addition to the character reference, a section of the report said Lisi’s future plans include “working for the City of Toronto with the endorsement of his ’close friend,’ Mayor Robert Ford.” Lisi is described in the report as a high school dropout who has held a series of short-term jobs in landscaping, cleaning and painting. He told the probation officer he was taking part in an anger management program, and a letter filed by an organization providing counselling said he had done “very well.” A mandatory drug and alcohol assessment Lisi underwent as part of his probation found he didn’t appear to have a substance abuse problem, the documents show.

Sea otter with gunshot wounds rescued BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — An adult sea otter found with severe gunshot wounds to its head and body is fighting for its life after being rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium. Veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena said the animal was rescued last Friday near Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was blinded and in very rough shape. The sea otter was found by people who described the animal as being very approachable and friendly — a sign that something was very wrong, as sea otters tend to be aggressive, said Haulena. After bringing the wounded animal to the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue centre for treatment, Haulena said it was obvious from radiographs that it had been shot with a shot gun from some distance. “There were dozens of bird-shot pellets throughout him, that’s obviously the reason for his blindness,” Haulena said “A lot of the pellets were concentrated over his face and front limbs, but there were pellets on his hind limbs and his tail.” The sea otter is now receiving around-the-clock care following several medical procedures. One of its flippers was severely lacerated, and the veterinary team had to amputate a digit. One of its eyes is now permanently blind, and the team is not sure whether the other damaged eye can ever see clearly again, said Haulena. “One of his big problems is he has very severe

anemia,” he said. “That’s probably from primary blood loss, but it’s also probably just because he’s been sick and unable to forage for some weeks... that’s probably how old the wounds are; we’re looking at weeks, not days.” Haulena said he doesn’t know why the sea otter was shot, but it’s possible that some people saw it as a “competitor for different resources.” “(Sea otters) don’t tend to go after fin fish so much, but they do certainly go after things like urchins, shellfish, crabs...so I’m sure that some people perceive them as competitors for some resources,” he said. Despite the severity of its injuries, which has affected its ability to groom, Haulena said the sea otter is eating well. On Wednesday, it was seen swimming in a tank at the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue centre, twirling occasionally. It often rubbed its head and Haulena said suggested it might be trying to deal with the pain in its face or to groom itself. Even though the sea otter appears to be recovering, Haulena said it remains in critical condition and it is too early to tell whether the animal can be released into the wild again. “I think we have a long way to go,” he said. “The anemia is extremely concerning. He’s got some digestive upsets as well that I’m concerned about, and we don’t know all the damage that all the pellets could have done, or all the secondary damage that happened as a result of being debilitated and not being (able to) feed himself.”

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OBAMA FORCED TO DEFEND AND REITERATE PLEDGE TO REVIEW THE PROGRAMS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The sweep and scope of National Security Agency snooping abroad forced President Barack Obama once again to hear complaints from a U.S. ally angry about the surveillance net that has sparked an international debate over the limits of American spying. France is the latest in a growing list of nations — Germany, Brazil and Mexico included — demanding explanations from Washington. A report published on Monday said the U.S. swept up 70 million French telephone records and text messages and recorded some private conversations. President Francois Hollande’s office expressed “profound reprobation,” saying the spying violated the privacy of French citizens. The White House said some news reports have distorted the work of U.S. surveillance programs, but said Obama acknowledged to Hollande in a telephone conversation that some reports have raised “legitimate questions for our friends and allies.” “The president made clear that the United States has begun to review the way that we gather intelligence, so that we properly balance the legitimate security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share,” the White

House said. The report in Le Monde, co-written by Glenn Greenwald, who originally revealed the surveillance program based on leaks from former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, found that when certain phone numbers were used, conversations were recorded automatically. The surveillance operation also gathered text messages based on key words, Le Monde reported. Hollande’s office said the French leader asked Obama to make available all information on NSA spying of French communications. “This sort of practice between partners that invades privacy is totally unacceptable and we have to make sure, very quickly, that this no longer happens,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. “We fully agree that we co-operate to fight terrorism. It is indispensable. But this does not justify that personal data of millions of our compatriots are snooped on.” Earlier, the French government summoned U.S. Ambassador Charles Rivkin for answers. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was in Paris on Monday, would not confirm the newspaper account or discuss intelligence-gathering. He told reporters that the U.S. would discuss the NSA surveillance with French officials. “Lots of countries are engaged in the activity of

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trying to protect their citizens in the world,” he said. Le Monde reported that from Dec. 10, 2012, to Jan. 8 of this year, 70.3 million recordings of French citizens’ telephone data were made by the NSA. Intercepts peaked at almost 7 million in Dec. 24 and again on Jan. 7, the newspaper said. The targets were people with suspected links to terrorism and people chosen because of their roles in business, politics or the French government, the report said. Former CIA officer Bob Baer, who was stationed in Paris for three years, said the French intelligence service regularly spies on Americans — both on U.S. diplomats and business people. The spying has included rifling through possessions of a diplomat, businessman or spy in Paris hotel rooms and installing listening devices in first-class seats of the now-defunct Concord aircraft to record Americans’ conversations, he said. In another instance, a former French intelligence director stated that the spy agency compiled a detailed secret dossier of the proprietary proposals that U.S. and Soviet companies wrote to compete with a French company for a $1 billion contract to supply fighter jets to India. But while corporate and spy- vs.-spy espionage may be common, the newspaper report indicated that French citizens were unwittingly drawn into U.S. surveillance, too.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Beijing is seeking to tame the spikes in its infamous smog by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are heavy. The city government said Tuesday the strictest emergency measures will take effect when the pollution index for fine particulate matter, PM2.5, is forecast to exceed 300 micrograms per cubic meter for three days running. Private vehicles will be allowed to operate only on alternating days, depending on the last number of their license plates. Factory emissions will be cut 30 per cent by suspending or limiting production, and construction sites must halt excavation and demolition work. Classes will be suspended, a measure likely to cause inconvenience in a city where most parents both work. The measures require precise pollution forecasting and timely public notification to be effective, and there was obvious skepticism in the questions asked by Chinese reporters at a briefing announcing the emergency measures. They apply only to industries and individuals in Beijing, despite the fact that as much as 60 per cent of the city’s air pollution wafts in from neighbouring provinces, such as Hebei to the south. “We have no control over Hebei, but this is a national priority and we hope we can be a positive role model,” Fang Li, vice director of the city’s Environmental Protection Bureau, told reporters.

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Jennifer Schweinsberg and her son David take photos of the ruins of their family home in Winmalee, 65 km from Sydney in Australia, Tuesday, after a wildfire swept through burning their home and several others on Oct. 18, 2013. Wildfires have destroyed more than 200 properties including 122 homes with authorities asking people to prepare for worsened conditions today.

Diplomats push for Assad’s resignation, despite rebel infighting BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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LONDON — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him, frustrating Western diplomats who continue to push for his ouster as a necessary part of a peace agreement in the Mideast nation’s bloody civil war. Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 ½-year war that has killed more than 100,000 people. Still, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Assad’s recent gains do not assure his future in a new government. How to persuade Assad to step down will be part of the focus Tuesday at a London meeting of 11 nations from the West and Mideast seeking a negotiated settlement to the war. Kerry met Tuesday morning with the head of the Syrian opposition coalition, Ahmad al-Jarba, during what the top U.S. diplomat called “a very important time.” “We have a lot to discuss,” Kerry told al-Jarba as the 45-minute private meeting got underway at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in London. Extremist groups, including the al-Qaida-linked cross-border Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,

have hurt the credibility of the fractured opposition to Assad and drawn battle lines among once-allied rebel forces. As a result, that likely has boosted Assad’s confidence to resist yielding at the negotiating table, according to a second senior State Department official who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss the delicate discussions more candidly. The official also accused the Islamic State of Iraq of helping Assad — knowingly or not — by hobbling the moderate rebel groups and diverting aid and focus from the battle against his ruling government. Al-Qaida linked militant groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and Jabhat alNusra, are now some of the most powerful factions in Syria. Some experts and more moderate rebels blame the growth of al-Qaida linked militants in Syria on meagre foreign aid — both money and arms — to moderate rebel groups. U.S. officials have argued it is difficult to identify moderate rebel groups and ensure that the weapons they are supplied with will not fall into al-Qaida hands. And moderate groups affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, a loose coalition of rebel brigades, are in disarray. Last week, 65 rebel groups, including many linked to the FSA, announced they would not recognize the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition

in what was widely seen as a rebuke to the West for failing to send more support. Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday said the moderate Syrian groups need to be reassured that they have Western backing and “we will continue to help them in many ways.” “This is the only way in the end to solve this tragic and bloody conflict in Syria,” Hague said. He also told the BBC that the longer the conflict drags on, the more sectarian it becomes, noting: “I am in no way glossing over or minimizing the danger of extremism taking hold.” Several Sunni-led Mideast nations, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have filled the void with aid to Syrian’s Sunni-dominated rebel groups. But that also has led to questions over whether some of that assistance has fallen into extremist hands — a charge that Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah tersely denied. “Talking about us supporting radical groups or extremist groups, this cannot be true in any way when we’re working with allies closely,” al-Attiyah said Monday night. It’s also feared that Assad’s recent willingness to let UN inspectors examine his government’s chemical weapons stockpile — a cache that earlier this year he denied even existed — has helped his own credibility and worldwide image. In an interview Monday, Assad questioned the legitimacy of the opposition and said the factors needed for a proposed peace conference to succeed do not yet exist.

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West pay raises best in 2014 WILL BE LARGELY DUE TO SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES IN ENERGY SECTOR BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A report from the Conference Board of Canada suggests it’s better to be a rig worker on the Prairies than a health-care worker in Ontario from a labour perspective. The board’s forecast released Tuesday says workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan will fare the best in wage increases next year largely due to a shortage of qualified employees in the energy sector. “The divide between East and West persists. “Frenzied resource development and near-bottom unemployment rates mean that Alberta and Saskatchewan are again expecting to offer the highest pay increases next year,” said Ian Cullwick, vice-president of leadership and

human resources research. The report projects average increases of 3.7 per cent in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The lowest average increases are expected in the Atlantic provinces at 2.5 per cent and Ontario at 2.6 per cent. The Canadian average for nonunionized workers is anticipated at 2.9 per cent in 2014. The information is based on the responses of 411 employers across the country to a survey conducted between June and August. The key is the availability of qualified workers in each region, said Cullwick. The findings also reflect that the industry with the highest average increases is predicted to be the oil and gas sector at 4.1 per cent. The health sector is forecast to have

the lowest average increases at 1.8 per cent. “Oil and gas lead the pack,” said Cullwick. “On the flip side, just to put some contrast to this, health care ... is a tough industry sector. There’s a lot of restructuring going on across the country and the economics are indeed challenged. “The cost of health care has gone up. “If you look at health care authorities, I would argue they’re putting the money into patient care, equipment and facilities and they just don’t have much left over (for salaries).” Cullwick said overall Canada’s economy is in relatively good shape, but growth has been sluggish and organizations will be looking at ways of keeping costs down.

Glen Hodgson, chief economist at the conference board, blames a drop in economic growth in Canada this year on the fiscal debt crisis and government shutdown in Washington, D.C. Canada is affected by what he calls the “fiscal follies” south of the border, but he does expect the economy to rebound to about 2.4 per cent growth in 2014. Hodgson said once again Alberta and Saskatchewan should lead the way with a growth rate of three per cent. “The unemployment rate in both provinces is at 4.7 per cent and that is below full employment. “You’re getting really tight labour markets and that leads to the wage pressure,” he said. “That’s going to be an ongoing trend and you’re going to see tight labour markets on an ongoing basis.”

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Fratters Speakeasy owner operator Chris Clark stocks the bar in his entertainment venue which is scheduled to open this week at 5114 48th St. in Red Deer.

Plenty of entertainment planned at Fratters THE STEADIES TO OPEN NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Fratters Speakeasy Venue will hit the ground running this Friday, when The Steadies play at the 5114 48th St. performing arts centre. The dance, rock and reggae band, which is headed by Earl Pereira — a founding member of Juno-nominated Wide Mouth Mason — will then return Saturday night to close out an evening featuring a masquerade ball and cult classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Then on Halloween, the Celtic rock band Mudmen will take to the Fratters stage. Chris Clark, CEO of Fratters Entertainment Corp., has plenty more planned for his new venue. “Our Thursdays will always be our variety night,” he said. “So anyone who can juggle, balance cups on their head, read poems — any kind of talent — can sign up with us and we’ll get them

on the stage on Thursdays.” Live entertainment is what Fratters Speakeasy Venue is all about. Clark plans to bring a variety of performers to Red Deer, and showcase home-grown talent as well. “I’m trying to grab the whole spectrum,” he previously told The Advocate, listing musicians, comedians, magicians, hypnotists and even children’s entertainers as among the possibilities. “We’re trying everything under the sun for the first year,” he added on Tuesday. The premises, which previously housed Vertical Edge Skatepark, have been gutted and rebuilt. They now feature a dominant stage, special lighting and acoustical features, and rest areas for entertainers. “We built it for performers,” said Clark. There’s cabaret-style seating for about 150, as well as private booths. The 4,000-square-foot building will be served by a bar and a commercial kitchen that can

prepare everything from tapas to steaks. “It’s a full menu.” Clark thinks Fratters Speakeasy Venue will fill a local void, pointing out that other performing arts centres like the Memorial Centre can’t serve food or alcohol. “And then in other places, it’s strictly a pub.” He expects initially to operate from Wednesday to Sunday, with hours 6 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends. “And then come the new year, probably seven days a week.” Clark also plans to lease the premises out for private functions, like weddings and corporate training sessions. Additional information about Fratters Speakeasy Venue, including upcoming events and where to get tickets, can be found on its Facebook page. A website at fratters.com should be operating shortly, added Clark. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Sobeys receives approval for Safeway purchase BY THE CANADIAN PRESS STELLARTON, N.S. — The federal Competition Bureau has approved the $5.8-billion purchase of grocer Safeway Canada by Sobeys, but only on condition that the Nova Scotia-based supermarket operator put 23 stores in Western Canada up for sale. Sobeys purchased 213 stores under the initial agreement, which included 199 in-store pharmacies and 62 gas stations on the Safeway properties. The retailer will still come away with a gain of 190 locations overall from the Safeway acquisition. “I am confident this agreement will ensure that Canadian consumers continue to benefit from competitive prices for a wide selection of grocery products,” Competition Commissioner John Pecman said

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in a statement Tuesday. Sobeys, which is owned by Empire Co. Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A), says the stores for sale are under various labels, including Safeway, Sobeys, IGA and Price Chopper. The stores are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “Our focus now turns to closing the deal, which we expect to do in early November,” Sobeys president and CEO Marc Poulin said in a release. The acquisition marks one of the larger recent transactions by a Canadian grocer, as consolidation sweeps the industry amid the entry and expansion of several U.S. retail giants. Earlier this year, Loblaw (TSX:L) secured an agreement to buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (TSX:SC) for $12.4 billion in cash and stock, a deal that is still under review by the federal competition agency.

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Are you looking to boost your business’s efficiency and output? A call to Kevin Erickson might be in order. Erickson is technical director of operational excellence with Productivity Alberta — a private, notfor-profit corporation that helps small-to-mediumsized enterprises become more productive, competitive and profitable. He’s also one of the first Productivity Alberta staff members to be based outside of Edmonton. With a resume of improvement projects in the downstream petroleum industry, the Red Deer resident applied for a position with Productivity Alberta, expecting to land a job in Edmonton. Instead, he was allowed to work in Central Alberta. “The corridor is where most of our demand comes from,” he explained, adding that Productivity Alberta now also has a staff member in Calgary. “Central Alberta is not only the heart of our province; it’s also at the heart of Alberta’s manufacturing and construction industries.” Founded in 2008 as a Government of Alberta service for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, Productivity Alberta was privatized two years ago. It’s now governed by a board comprised of industry leaders, and operates on a fee-for-service basis with some funding from the province and Western Economic Diversification Canada.

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Ottawa says it is $7 billion Conversion of prospects ahead of deficit pace to clients CONFIDENT OF BALANCED BUDGET IN 2015 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government is reporting it is $7 billion ahead of pace in completely eliminating its deficit, likely giving the Harper Conservatives a clear path to move ahead with promised tax savings measures in advance of the next election. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled documents Tuesday showing Ottawa’s deficit for the just completed 2012-13 fiscal year was $18.9 billion, not the $25.9 billion he had projected in the March budget. “It will be less next year,” Flaherty said. “We have another 18 months to go until the budget in 2015 ... but Canadians can be assured their federal government is on track fiscally and we will balance the budget in 2015.” The timing is critical to the Conservatives, who have seen their polling numbers suffer under the dual threat of a revitalized Liberal party with a charismatic new leader in Justin Trudeau and a more formidable NDP. In the 2011 campaign, the first to give Stephen Harper a majority government, the Conservatives pledged not only to balance the budget by the time they again faced voters, but also to introduce partial income splitting — a significant tax cut for families — as well as to double the limit on popular taxfree savings accounts. Flaherty would not speculate about whether the government would offer other tax savings goodies in the campaign. He expressed pride in the fact the figures show the big savings realized were a result of aggressive cost-cutting measures introduced in the 2011 budget, as well as previous years. That was necessary because despite an increase in revenues, the economy has underperformed expectations this year. “Spending is clearly under control ... which is not easy to do,” he said. Total expenditures were a mere $200 million, or 0.1 per cent, above the previous year’s total, thanks in part to spending $1.9 billion less on debt servicing. Meanwhile, revenues rose $7.5 billion, or three per cent, with

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Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday October 22, 2013 in Ottawa. both individual and corporate receipts rising. The announcement is the second major boost to the government’s fortunes in the past week. On Friday, the prime minister and his European Union counterpart announced a comprehensive trade deal between the two economies after four years of intense and at times disappointing talks.

and is more credible, she said. “Could something blow them off track? Absolutely,” Webb said. “But now that they have the deficit down to one per cent of gross domestic product, the consequences of being blown off track becomes less severe.” Flaherty noted that Canada’s accumulated debt to gross domestic product is also under control at 34.5 per cent — once provincial debt and assets from public pension plans are included — — FINANCE MINISTER JIM FLAHERTY “by far” lower than any other nation in the G7 The improved deficit position club. “We are also among five or was tabled on the same day Fla- six countries in the entire world herty also introduced the sec- rated by all three major credit ond budget implementation bill, agencies with the highest credit which will now be debated in the rating,” he boasted. Commons. “In fact, we can sell any bonds Although larger than expected, we want, any denomination, any many analysts had predicted the time we wish to.” final deficit tally for 2012-13 would Flaherty would not speculate be better than the budget pro- about the impact on this year’s jection, which was virtually un- deficit other than it will be lower. changed from the previous year. He said he will present new proScotiabank economist Mary jections in the fall economic upWebb, who specializes in fiscal date next month. Despite the imanalysis, said she was always provement, Flaherty said he does skeptical of the lumpy deficit not see it as likely to balance the elimination path outlined in the budget one year earlier. March budget, which showed no He noted that in this year’s exprogress between 2011-12 and penses, the government will need 2012-14, then a sudden fall-off the to ante up to deal with two unexnext two years. pected disasters, the train derailThe new number shows the def- ment in Lac-Megantic, Que. and icit diminishing more gradually the massive flooding in Alberta.

‘SPENDING IS CLEARLY UNDER CONTROL ... WHICH IS NOT EASY TO DO.’

Bell to track customers’ web history BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Bell will soon start tracking how its customers use the web and their mobile devices, what they watch on TV, and when they make phone calls. According to its recently updated privacy policy, Bell will begin collecting customer data on Nov. 16. The company says the data will be used for improving network performance, creating marketing reports and selling targeted ads on mobile devices. Websites visited, search terms used, TV shows watched, calling patterns and mobile usage will be collected and collated with what products and services customers pay for, where they live, their gender and age range. Bell says the data it collects will not be linked with a customer’s identity. While customers can opt out of having their data used for personalized advertising and marketing reports, it appears they will be tracked regardless. Bell did not respond to an interview request. Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of

Ottawa and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and e-commerce law, said he’s shocked by the extent of the “data grab” that Bell is preparing to undertake. “What Bell is able to aggregate, being as large as it is, is far more than any individual Internet company, even a company as large as Google,” Geist said. “When you look at the kind of information that they say will now be used ... these are pieces of information that some companies have some of that data, but Bell is in an almost unique position of having it all. “It’s a level of intrusiveness and monitoring that I think is truly unprecedented in Canada. There’s nobody that’s as large and as all encompassing as Bell and their capabilities from a customer surveillance perspective are similarly impressive.” A spokesman for federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said her office received several complaints from consumers about Bell’s new privacy policy and an investigation will be launched. Mobile customers can opt-out of having their data used by Bell at the following link: http://bit. ly/1bSRvvr

Retail sales up 0.2 per cent in August THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales continued their upward trend in August, edging up 0.2 per cent to $40.3 billion — about onetenth of a point below economist estimates. BMO economist Benjamin Reitzes says the figures suggest “consumers remain cautious as

job and wage growth continue to be lacklustre.” Statistics Canada reports that gains were reported in six of 11 subsectors, representing 56 per cent of total retail trade. Higher sales at food and beverage stores in August were partially offset by weaker sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations.

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PRODUCTIVITY: Workshops, coaching, training, web tools Its programming includes custom projects, group or customized workshops, one-on-one training and coaching, web tools and assessments, and other training. In addition to operational productivity improvement, these focus on such areas as supply-chain management and IT adoption, said Erickson. In the case of Central Alberta, these services were previously delivered from Edmonton, he said.

Sales at food and beverage stores were up 1.2 per cent. Sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers slipped 0.5 per cent, while sales at gasoline stations declined 0.8 per cent, partially reflecting lower prices at the pump. Retail sales rose in six provinces in August, largely led by higher sales in Ontario and Brit-

ish Columbia. Reitzes says that the small gain in retail sales volume, combined with previously announced figures for manufacturing and wholesale sales, suggest Canada’s gross domestic product grew 0.2 per cent in August. That would be consistent with BMO’s estimate of two per cent annualized growth in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

Now Erickson conducts much of the training, although resources from Edmonton are still available when needed. “There’s no particular industry that we target specifically, but having said that, manufacturing is an industry that often finds a really good fit,” he said of Productivity Alberta’s services. “I’ve applied that same improvement methodology to back-office functions just the same as manufacturing,” added Erickson. Productivity Alberta perform free site assessments, which can provide prospective clients with an idea of where the productivity of their operation might be improved. Erickson has an MBA in executive management and been trained in Six Sigma and business process improvement. Productivity Alberta’s website is www.productivityalberta.ca. Erickson can be contacted at kevin@ productivityalberta.ca or 587-877-1072. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

My last columns discussed lead-generation strategies any business can implement. So, with your “prospect funnel” full, let’s talk about the conversion of these prospects to clients, or sales. A good definition of sales is: professionally helping others to buy. Becoming a successful salesperson comes down to one thing — training. Selling is something everybody can learn to do well. Renowned sales trainer Zig Ziggler said it best: “You can have anything you want in this life, as long as you help enough other people get what they want.” The key is to focus JOHN on the needs of the prospect MACKENZIE and not yourself. Generally, there are four ACTION COACH types of salespeople: the order taker — reactive, merely wait for someone to ask to buy; the product pusher — talks about nothing more than the product they are selling; the over-seller — the stereotypical salesperson that promise the world just to get the sale; and finally, the problem solver — genuinely has the best interest of their customers in mind. When I first started in sales, my approach was to list and describe the products I thought my prospect may want. A normal response was if they ever needed anything from my list they would be sure to call me. Guess how many phone calls I received. I assumed that I already knew their needs. I certainly didn’t come away with a good understanding of the prospect’s business or themselves. I was a product pusher. These days, prospects have often done their homework before walking through the door. A problem solver asks relevant questions to uncover the real needs. The questioning process also helps to educate customers on possible options. The end result should be the best match-up of what the business offers in order to solve the need. The prospect will often arrive at their own conclusion; they sell themselves. The old way of selling was not interested in building relationships or follow-up after the sale. The salesperson’s main focus was on the actual selling process. This is why sales still has the stigma of being a pressurized process to this day. The new way of selling is just the opposite. Most activity is centred on building rapport, product/service education and client follow-up. Very little activity is focused on the selling process. Learning to ask relevant questions takes some practice. Ask open-ended questions, not ones that can be answered with a straight yes or no. Start with a general question and then become more specific and ask for more details as you progress. Eventually you can begin to offer suggestions. At this point, check their temperature and see if you’re on the right track before getting down to details. Use questions like “What would that look like. . .” or “What would it feel like to. . . ?” People base their buying decisions not only on functionality or suitability, but predominantly on emotion. These types of questions bring emotion to the process. It is important to realize that approximately 80 per cent of a sale is based on emotion. Educate your clients. The more your clients are educated, the more they’ll believe what you have to say and trust the business enough to make a purchase. They are usually your best clients. Remember that the average sale is based on not only 80 per cent emotion, but 20 per cent fact. Education addresses that 20 per cent that can surface several days after the actual sale and is called buyer’s remorse. Moving on to the next part of the process, you need to make sure the prospect is satisfied with what you have suggested for them. The type of question you may ask at this point is more direct: “Does that fit with what you had in mind?” Talk less, listen more. Really listen. Engage in a two-way conversation with the intent of providing solutions. Some salespeople actually end up talking themselves out of the sale. Too much talk can turn off the prospect and often raise questions that they never had in the first place. If your suggestions or choices don’t fit with what they had in mind, ask more questions. You probably missed something. Or, you may not have the solution and can even suggest where they could try next. The end result should be a satisfied customer. They have the solution they need, want and can afford, while you have a new client that will return to your business many times. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at johnmackenzie@actioncoach.com or by phone at 403-3400880.

Clubroot update planned Clubroot continues to spread in Central Alberta, with a number of new infestations reported this year — including four in Red Deer County. The county will provide an update on the situation this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Penhold Memorial Hall. Those in attendance will also hear about management practices and new clubroot resistant varieties, with presentations by Keith Gabert, an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, and Kelly Turkington, an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher at Lacombe. Seed industry reps will also be on hand. The event is free, with coffee and desserts to be served.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 89.27 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.70 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.43 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.48 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.33 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.43 Cdn. National Railway . 109.75 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 134.74 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 37.23 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.54 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.90 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 41.55 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 43.81 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.95 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.29 General Motors Co. . . . . 35.41 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.30 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.62 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 43.00 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 55.40 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 35.75 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.95 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.93

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.13 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.05 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 62.03 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.32 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 26.80 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.47 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.04 First Quantum Minerals . 19.35 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.99 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.88 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.37 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 32.59 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.79 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 29.72

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 51.78 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.09 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.35 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.05 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.64 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.54 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.580 Precision Drilling Corp . . 11.14 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.49 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.60 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.71 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.96 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 56.81

Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 96.30 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.25 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.90 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.05 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.16

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.57 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 73.95 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 57.15 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.61 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 58.27 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.99 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.60 Canyon Services Group. 11.71 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.87 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.780 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.79 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 3.09 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.98

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.63 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 62.54 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.41 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 33.16 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.30 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.92 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 49.61 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 64.74 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.20 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 88.61 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.70 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 69.15 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 34.76 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.21

DOLLAR CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher for a sixth session Tuesday with most sectors showing gains as traders sensed that the TSX may have turned the corner amid improving global economic conditions. Traders also took in weaker than expected U.S. jobs data that suggested the Federal Reserve likely will be in no rush to start winding up a key element of economic stimulus. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 61.53 points to 13,248.06, its highest level since July 2011, led by mining stocks. The U.S. Labour Department said job creation for September came in at 148,000 while the jobless rate dipped 0.1 per cent to 7.2 per cent. Economists had been looking for job gains in the neighbourhood of 180,000. Also, August job creation was revised upward from 169,000 to 193,000. The report was to have been released weeks ago but was held up by the partial U.S. government shutdown that ended last week. There has been growing speculation since May about when the Fed might start to taper its monthly purchases of US$85 billion of assets, which have kept interest rates low and supported strong gains on many equity markets this year. The Canadian dollar was up 0.11 of a cent at 97.19 cents US as other data showed that Canadian retail sales edged up 0.2 per cent in August to $40.3 billion. Economists had ex-

pected a gain of 0.3 per cent. New York gained momentum as other data showed that spending on U.S. construction projects rose at a solid pace in August, helped by further gains in residential building. Overall construction activity climbed to the highest level in more than four years. Construction spending increased 0.6 per cent in August compared with July. The Dow Jones industrials moved up 75.46 points to 15,467.66, the Nasdaq gained 9.52 points to 3,929.57 and the S&P 500 index closed up 10.01 points to another record at 1,754.67. The TSX gold sector led advancers, up about 4.55 per cent while December bullion advanced $26.80 to US$1,342.60 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) jumped $1.21 to C$20.47 and Goldcorp (TSX:G) ran up $1.26 to $26.99. The base metals sector gained four per cent as the December copper contract on the Nymex rose three cents to US$3.34 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) rose $1.17 to C$29.72. The financials sector was 0.3 ahead per cent while CIBC (TSX:CM) improved by 1.06 cents to $86.41. The energy component turned lower, down 0.48 per cent as oil prices went further into negative territory after other data showed rising inventories. The U.S. government said Monday, in a report delayed five days due to the government shutdown, that U.S. crude supplies rose

by four million barrels in the week ended Oct. 11. The November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange decline $1.42 to US$97.80 a barrel, its lowest level since June 28. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) shed $1.06 to C$86.41. Traders also focused on earnings news this week. After the close Tuesday, Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) said quarterly profits climbed 6.1 per cent to $705 million. CN also posted adjusted earnings of $1.72 a share, a dime better than estimates. Revenue came in at $2.7 billion, against estimates of $2.644 billion. Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) reports on Wednesday. CN had closed down 15 cents to $109.75, just under its 52-week high of $110, and CP gained 50 cents to $134.74. Netflix reported Monday after the close that earnings quadrupled as the Internet video subscription service’s lineup of original programming helped attract 1.3 million more U.S. subscribers in its latest quarter. Netflix earned $32 million, or 52 cents per share, four cents higher than estimates. Revenue rose 22 per cent from last year to $1.1 billion to match analyst projections. Its stock surged in after hours trading Monday and in pre-market trading Tuesday. But the shares were hit with a wave of profit taking and closed down down $32.47,or 9.15 per cent, to $322.52 after earlier running up as high as $389.16. The string of gains on the TSX

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through late October has left the main index up about 6.55 per cent year to date, with advances this month led by the gold, base metals and financial sectors. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,248.06 up 61.53 points TSX Venture Exchange — 971.77 up 11.87 points TSX 60 — 760.16 up 2.80 points Dow — 15,467.66 up 75.46 points S&P 500 — 1,754.67 up 10.01 points (record high) Nasdaq — 3,929.57 up 9.52 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.19 cents US, up 0.11 of a cent Pound — C$1.6704, up 0.73 of a cent Euro — C$1.4180, up 0.91 of a cent Euro — US$1.3782, up 1.05 cents Oil futures: US$97.80 per barrel, down $1.42 (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,342.60 per oz., up $26.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.395 per oz., up 55.3 cents $784.30 per kg., up $17.78 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 971.77, up 11.87 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 169.38 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.40 higher $491.40; Jan. ’14 $2.40 higher $502.10; March ’14 $2.60 higher $510.90; May ’14 $2.60 higher $517.80; July ’14 $2.30 higher $523.20; Nov. ’14 $2.70 higher $524.10; Jan ’15 $2.70 higher $526.40; March ’15 $2.70 higher $525.40; May ’15 $2.70 higher $519.40; July ’15 $2.70 higher $516.60; Nov ’15 $2.70 higher $512.80. Barley (Western): Dec ’13 unchanged $152.00; March ’14 unchanged $154.00; May ’14 unchanged $155.00; July ’14 unchanged $155.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $155.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $155.00; March ’15 unchanged $155.00; May ’15 unchanged $155.00; July ’15 unchanged $155.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 645,580 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 645,580.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian companies are at risk of losing out on growth opportunities if they don’t look abroad to the U.S. and other foreign markets in 2014, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers warns in a report issued Tuesday. “This is about revenue and Canadian companies are placing limited bets on emerging foreign markets. It’s small thinking,” said Tahir Ayub, Canadian Private Company Services Leader at PwC. The annual report, titled Building a Sustainable Future: Strategies for Growth, urged businesses to review why they have not expanded into markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China, which in the next decade will be home to an estimated billion new middle-income consumers. “Those new consumers will demand products and services and other countries will meet that demand,” said Ayub. “Bottom line: Canadian businesses should continue to evaluate the pros and cons of doing business in emerging markets. It’s a risk not to start assessing these markets as places to grow.” There are also many opportunities to be had just beyond our border in the U.S., he said. “For Canadian businesses specifically, our geographic proximity, cultural similarities and shared language make the U.S. an ideal trading partner,” said Ayub. “We’ve got a ready market of sophisticated consumers with significant buying power at our doorstep. The US market is 10 times that of Canada... This is the time to at least explore doing business in the U.S.” Earlier this week, a research note by CIBC Economics forecasted that spending by Corporate Canada is expected to ramp up in 2014 as global economies, particularly the U.S., continue to show signs of improvement. CIBC economist Benjamin Tal said Canadian companies are holding onto a near-record amount of cash, an estimated $5.7 trillion, yet have been reluctant to invest in capital projects due to economic uncertainty. But as some of the world’s largest economies show clear signs of strength, these firms will be more willing to spend that money in 2014.

Apple goes thinner, lighter with new iPad and Macs BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of new Macs Tuesday at an event in San Francisco. The iPad Air weighs just 1 pound, compared with 1.4 pounds for the previous version. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller called the tablet a “screaming fast iPad.” He said it is eight times faster than the original iPad that came out in 2010. The iPad Air will go on sale Nov. 1 and start at $499 for a model with 16 gigabytes of memory. Apple plans to phase out its third and fourth generation iPads while the iPad 2, which launched in 2011, continues selling at $399. A new iPad Mini, meanwhile, will be available later in November starting at $399 for a 16-gigabyte model. It has a retina display designed to

give it a clearer, sharper picture and the same 64-bit chip that powers the iPad Air. The iPad’s market share has been eroding compared with cheaper rivals running Google Inc.’s Android operating system. Research firm Gartner Inc. estimates that Android tablets will end 2013 with a 50 per cent share of the worldwide market versus 49 per cent for the iPad. Just two years ago, the iPad commanded a 65 per cent market share compared to 30 per cent for Android tablets. Apple sold 14.6 million iPads in the June quarter, down 14 per cent from the same time last year. It was the first year-over-year decline in iPad sales. Nonetheless, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted that Apple has sold 170 million iPads since the tablets launched three years ago. Tim Bajarin, a Creative Strategies analyst who’s followed Apple for more than three decades, said the 64-bit chip in the new iPads makes them the most powerful tablets on the market. Keeping the iPad 2 on store shelves also makes sense, according to the analyst. “That’s the one that’s a big hit in Asia and emerging markets,” Bajarin

said. “It’s still got a lot of traction.” Apple also refreshed its computer lineup. A new, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is thinner and lighter, Schiller said, adding that the laptop has up to 9 hours of battery life, enough to watch the entire trilogy of The Dark Knight on one charge. The notebook’s new price is lower: $1,299, compared with $1,499 for the previous version. A larger MacBook Pro, with a 15-inch monitor and 256 gigabytes of storage starts at $1,999, compared with $2,199 for the previous version. The Mac Pro, a high-end desktop computer aimed at what Apple calls “power users,” will be available in December for $2,999. The company also said that its latest computer operating system, Mavericks, is available free of charge. “Between the iPad and iPhones, I think they’ll have a monster holiday season,” Bajarin said. The company said that nearly two-thirds of its mobile devices are running iOS7, the revised operating system it released in September. Twenty million people have listened to iTunes Radio about a month after its release.

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Now’s not the time to panic TRUITT SAYS TEAM NEEDS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT IN OWN END IF THEY HOPE TO END THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK

Update BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The Red Deer Rebels aren’t as bad as they looked in weekend losses to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Hitmen and can become a much more efficient team without making major changes. So says Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt, who’s been around the Western Hockey League enough to know that

now is no time to panic despite a 6-7-00 record that includes three consecutive losses. In order to become a better offensive team, the Rebels have to be more proficient in their own end, a part of their game that was recently exposed in losses to three of the league’s top three teams — the Spokane Chiefs, Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Hitmen. “When you’ve got teams like Edmonton, Calgary and Spokane hovering around you have to make sure you play a very efficient game behind your own blueline,” Truitt said Tuesday. “We’ve done a lot of video work and talked about a lot of things here the last few days. We’ve talked about cleaning up our own end and giving ourselves an opportunity that when we have full control of the puck to make clean breakouts rather than allowing teams to have second opportunities. “If you do that you cut down shots on goal too.” Monday’s video session was coupled with an on-ice practicum and the same schedule was planned for Tuesday. “We had a good practice yesterday working on some things and backing it up with video, and today we’re going to do the same thing,” said Truitt. “We’re going to take another step forward. We’ve talked with the group about get-

ting better every day and it doesn’t have to be a major leap. We just have to clean up some little things along the way that we think is going to build momentum and allow us to play a little more of the offensive game we want to play.” Following last weekend’s one-sided setbacks to Edmonton and Calgary, Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter talked about the need for more veteran leadership. That message is still on the board. “The push has to be there from the older guys, there’s no doubt,” said Truitt. “When you have a group with some younger guys, they have to know the right way to do things and it’s up to the older guys to show the way. “It’s not a short-term thing, it’s a long-term thing, it has to happen every day. That’s just the accountability of being an older guy in this league.” Truitt is convinced that the Rebels’ fortunes can be reversed in short order if the players buy into the coaching staff’s plan of attack. “The things we’re talking about are correctable,” he said. “Sometimes you get a step out of your comfort zone in order to get better and that’s what we’re expecting our guys to do. Young, old, in between . . . it doesn’t matter, we have to make sure that everyone

is accountable for what they do, and video doesn’t lie. “You’ve got to be able to make those subtle changes to your game. They are not major changes, just little changes that we have to do in order to be sharp and quick and aggressive, rather than being passive.” ● Defencemen Kolton Dixon and Haydn Fleury may both be available for duty Friday when the Rebels host the Saskatoon Blades. Dixon suffered a concussion in an Oct.. 8 meeting with the Everett Silvertips and Fleury went down with a leg injury in the second period of last Friday’s meeting with Edmonton. “He’ been cleared for full practice so he’ll be on the ice today and again tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get him back in Friday if he’s feeling OK,” Truitt said of Dixon. “He’s been progressing pretty well and now he has the green light.” As for Fleury . . . “He’s day to day,” said Truitt. “With those types of injuries you just want to make sure that nothing gets re-aggravated. We want to be patient with him. If he doesn’t play the next game I think he’ll be ready to go next Wednesday (against visiting Kootenay).”

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Oilers end road trip with a win over Habs BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 4 Canadiens 3 MONTREAL — The Edmonton Oilers taught Montreal Canadiens’ forward Lars Eller a tough lesson. Eller said the Oilers were a “junior team” that was “all over the place” before Edmonton’s 4-3 victory over Montreal on Tuesday night, Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins took offence to Eller’s comments and used it to motivate his youthful team. “When you’ve got some young player who’s trying to get his feet wet calling an organization a junior team, people take notice,” said Eakins. “I knew it was going to turn. It makes for great banter in our dressing room. “That is a total hockey god thing. I’m sure that young man has learnt his lesson, and I highly doubt you’ll see anything like that out of his mouth again.” Eller, Montreal’s leading goal-scorer, had only one shot on net and didn’t earn any points in the loss. “He’s a young player,” said Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien of Eller. “I think he’ll learn from that. He made inappropriate comments.” Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid both scored in the second period for Edmonton (3-61) to tie the game 2-2. Jeff Petry and Ryan Jones then had back-to-back goals in the third to give the Oilers a 4-2 lead. Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher struck in the first period to give Montreal (54-0) the lead and Brian Gionta scored with three seconds left to play. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was at the heart of Edmonton’s turnaround with two assists. “I got a huge momentum boost from (Eakins’) talk between periods,” said NugentHopkins. “That was big for us.

I thought we responded well. “It’s what we needed at that point. We were losing battles, we weren’t playing with the passion that we need to win games in that situation.” With the win, the Oilers ended a six-game road trip on a high. They went 2-3-1 on that stretch, and sit in last place in the Pacific Division. Plekanec put the Canadiens on the board first when he scored a power-play goal at 16:36 of the first period. Andrei Markov started the play, showing great vision with a diagonal cross-ice pass from the blue-line. Plekanec made no mistake slotting home his fourth goal of the season between Devan Dubnyk’s legs. Rookie Michael Bournival got an assist on the play. Gallagher increased Montreal’s lead less than two minutes later. Gallagher intercepted a poor clearance by the Oilers’ Jones and beat Dubnyk glove-side with a quick wrist shot. Edmonton answered with two goals of its own in quick succession. Hemsky scored the first at 12:50 of the second period, getting around Alex Galchenyuk with ease and beating Price above the shoulder. Smid then tied the game 2-2 with his first of the year, when he put the rebound of a Nugent-Hopkins shot into a gaping net at 15:37. Edmonton completed the comeback when Petry scored at 7:59 of the third. NugentHopkins pretended to shoot on a 2-on-1, but instead dished the puck to Petry who made no mistake from close range. Jones put the game out of reach, scoring the eventual game-winner at 9:57. Brian Gionta scored a late consolation goal for the Canadiens with three seconds remaining.

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Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Jones celebrates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during third period NHL action in Montreal, Tuesday.

Sutter looking for redemption in return to RDC Last season was the most disappointing of Brooke year. “We have a couple of changes and have a differSutter’s three-year career at RDC. ent look from what we’ve had the last three years,” Not in terms of personal accomplishments, but she said. rather in the way it ended for the team. “I think we have a bit more experience and depth The Queens went into the Alberta Coland we’re grittier. We also have a few leges Women’s Volleyball League playoffs more options, so we don’t have to count as the top ranked team with an 18-2 record, on just one or two people to get all the plus they had home court advantage. kills. But it didn’t work out and the Queens “I know everyone is excited to get not only lost the semifinal 3-2 to eventual the regular season underway so we can champion NAIT, but dropped a 3-2 deciprove ourselves in the league.” sion to Grant MacEwan in the bronze medal The Queens looked sharp in the game. preseason, winning both the BatMost everyone believed that would be tle of the Rockies in Cranbrook, the end of Sutter’s time at RDC. But she B.C., where they defeated the Uniwasn’t about to go out on a negative note. versity of Calgary Dinos in the fi“This is a really good program at RDC nal, and their own Wild Rose Classic. and I love it here,” she said. “That win in Cranbrook was huge, as it COLLEGE “Things just didn’t work out in my favour was our first tournament and we were REPORT in terms of schooling and volleyball so I able to prove ourselves and show what decided to take some classes here. It’s the we’re made of and what it’s going to be right situation and, as a team, we wanted to the rest of the year.” redeem ourselves for last year.” The Queens open their regular seaSutter’s return not only gives the Queens one of son this weekend as RDC hosts Medicine Hat College the premier all-around players in the conference, Rattlers Friday and Saturday. The women get unbut a true leader on and off the court. derway at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday with the The five-foot-eight power hitter from Sylvan Lake men to follow. believes this year’s team could be better than last Sutter would like nothing more than a champion-

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ship team and a trip to the nationals with this being her final season, for sure. “This is my last kick at the can, and I think it will be a good one,” she said. The Queens beat the Rattlers in the preseason, but Sutter isn’t taking anything for granted this weekend. “They’re a young team, with only a couple of veterans back, but sometimes when you have a bunch of first-year players they don’t have any expectations and they’re tough to play. It’s up to us to be ready.” The Kings go in as the defending ACAC champions and Canadian silver medalists and have the majority of their starting lineup back from last season, in outside hitters Tim Finnigan, Braydon O’Toole and Chris Jones, middle blocker Chris Osborn and setter Sam Brisbane. ● The hockey Kings are at home for a weekend doubleheader against Keyano College of Fort McMurray. They play Friday at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Penhold Regional multiplex. ● The hockey Queens open their regular schedule against the Grant MacEwan University Griffins at 7 p.m. at the Arena. The teams meet again Saturday in Edmonton.

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Flames get shut down in the desert RIBEIRO SCORES TWO GOALS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT GAME TO LEAD COYOTES OVER FLAMES IN FINALE OF ROAD TRIP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Coyotes 4 Flames 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Ribeiro had two goals for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes fought back after a couple of defensive miscues to hold off the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night. Phoenix dominated most of the first two periods, going up 2-0 on Radim Vrbata’s 200th career goal and Ribeiro’s first of the night. Calgary rallied on Lee Stempniak’s goal late in the second and then tied it on Joe Colborne’s score early in the third. However, Ribeiro answered quickly to put the Coyotes back up. Rob Klinkhammer added an emptynet goal for Phoenix, which has earned 12 of a possible 14 points in its past seven games. The Coyotes, with 14 points (6-2-2), are off to their best start since opening the 2000-01 season 7-1-2. Calgary’s Jiri Hudler had an assist to extend his season-opening points streak to nine games. Phoenix’s Mike Smith stopped 22 shots, including 12 in the third period. The Coyotes wanted to jump on the Flames early after they played the night before in Los Angeles and did just that with a power-play goal midway through the first period. Keith Yandle set it up by faking a shot and passing to Vrbata, who gathered the puck and wristed it past Joey MacDonald from the right circle for his fifth goal of the season. Phoenix was at its defensive best early on as well, blocking shots and pushing the Flames toward the boards while holding them to three shots in

the first period. Then it was Ribeiro’s turn. He got off to a slow start with Phoenix after signing a four-year, $22 million contract, failing to register a point his first three games. Since then, Ribeiro has been the playmaking force the Coyotes expected, setting up and scoring goals in every game since, including two goals to Phoenix’s comeback, 5-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday. He kept the points streak rolling in the second period, raising his stick waist high deflect a shot by Mikkel Boedker past MacDonald for a 2-0 lead. Calgary finally showed some life late in the second period, starting a rush with a Coyotes’ turnover that led to Stempniak’s goal on a rebound, cutting Phoenix’s lead to 2-1. The Flames kept it rolling to open the third, turning a turnover by Phoenix into a breakaway for Colborne, who used a deke to get Smith down before flipping in his first of the season. Ribeiro came through again less than three minutes later. Set up to the right of MacDonald, he ripped a one-timer from a tough angle on another crossing pass from Yandle, putting the Coyotes up 3-2 with his fifth of the season. NOTES: Both teams played without their captains. Phoenix’s Shane Doan was out with a lower-body injury and Calgary’s Mark Giordano was scratched after leaving during pregame warmups. ... The Coyotes recalled F Brandon Yip before the game and sent F Tim Kennedy to Portland of the AHL before the game. Yip started in place of Doan. ... Hudler has 12 points in nine games this season.

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Phoenix Coyotes’ Rostislav Klesla checks Calgary Flames’ David Jones into the boards during the first period of an NHL game on Tuesday in Glendale, Ariz.

Cards and Red Sox renew historic rivalry WORLD SERIES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard. “A little snug for me,” the burly St. Louis pitcher said. Plenty of Cardinals got their first look at the century-old ballpark during a workout Tuesday, a day before they opened the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox saw a neat sight, too. As they took batting practice at dusk, a giant, vibrant rainbow formed high in the sky beyond centre field. Slugger David Ortiz noticed. “Oh, yeah,” he said. “It’s a Dominican thing.” Whatever, Big Papi. Something special always seems to happen when the Redbirds and Red Sox meet, from Stan the Man vs. the Splendid Splinter, to Gibby vs. Yaz, to Pedro vs. Pujols. Now, they’re set to meet for the fourth time in “that Octobery kind of air,” as Cardinals Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright described it. Jon Lester will oppose him Wednesday night, facing a lineup that got a late boost. Allen Craig, who hit a major league-leading .454 with runners in scoring position but hasn’t played since Sept. 4 because of

sprained left foot, is set to return. “I feel like I’m in a good spot,” said the cleanup man, who will be the Cardinals’ designated hitter. Weather could be a factor. Temperatures are supposed to dip into the low 40s and rain is in the forecast. Boston was listed as a slim favourite in the matchup between teams that tied for the big league lead in wins. The clubs haven’t met in the regular season since 2008, and Red Sox speedster Jacoby Ellsbury was looking forward to this pairing that some are billing as the Beards vs. the Birds. “It will be exciting to see some unfamiliar faces,” he said. Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and many of their scraggly Boston teammates figure to get a good look at the Cardinals’ crop of young arms, led by post-season ace Michael Wacha and relievers Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Martinez and Kevin Siegrist. Ortiz is the link to the Red Sox team that swept St. Louis in the 2004 Series — Boston never trailed at any point — and ended an 86-year championship drought. “Obviously I’m aware of the history of the two teams,” Ellsbury said. “Once the first pitch happens, all that goes out the window.” The Red Sox are trying to win their third crown in 10 years. St. Louis is aiming to take its second title in three years and third in eight seasons. “Some of us have some pretty bad memories of being here in 2004, and we’re looking to kind of right that ship,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. Matheny was the Cardinals’ catcher that year, backed up by rookie Yadier Molina. Now Molina is

considered the best defensive catcher in baseball, charged with trying to stop Ellsbury and a Red Sox team that’s run a lot in the post-season. “It’s fun to be part of this history, to be here in Fenway Park, to be part of this Series against Boston,” Molina said. “It’s different to play here overall. Playing defence, offence, pitching. It’s different, but at the same time it’s fun,” he said. David Freese grew up in St. Louis and became MVP of the 2011 Series. He heard about Stan Musial vs. Ted Williams in 1946, knew about Bob Gibson facing Carl Yastrzemski in ’67 and recalled watching on TV when Red Sox reliever Keith Foulke fielded Edgar Renteria’s tapper to finish off 2004. “I remember the comebacker that ended it. The sweep. You don’t expect a World Series to end in four games,” the 30-year-old third baseman said. Freese said he’d always hoped to get a chance to play at Fenway, and he got his first look Tuesday. After Matheny stood near the mound and pointed out the particulars of the dirt triangle in centre field, Freese stepped in for batting practice. He launched a long drive that hit high off the Green Monster in left-centre, the loud thwack echoing all around the ballpark. “That’s my Wall ball,” he hooted to teammate Matt Holliday. Good for a hitter, maybe not so great for a pitcher. “A ballgame can change with one swing of the bat in this ballpark,” said Wacha, who also climbed into the wall. “It’s pretty crazy. Crazy dimensions, that’s for sure.”

Giants reach deal with Lincecum to stay in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season. The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal. General manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that

among his top priorities was bringing back the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted stay with the only club he has known. He pitched the Game 5 clincher in the 2010 World Series at Texas, then shifted to the bullpen and became a reliable reliever during the Giants’ 2012 run to their second title in three years. He pitched a no-hitter July 13 at San Diego. Sabean wanted to lock up Lincecum’s deal be-

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REBELS: Major trade ● The Kootenay Ice and Kamloops Blazers completed a major trade Tuesday, with the Ice getting forward Tim Bozon and defenceman Landon Cross, both 19, from the Blazers in exchange for 17-year-old forward Collin Shirley and 18-year-old defenceman Matt Thomas, a third-round pick in the 2014 WHL bantam draft and first- and fifthround selections in the 2015 WHL draft. Bozon, a third-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL entry draft, is the biggest name in the deal. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

OILERS: Didn’t adjust “We can’t expect to play one period and win,” said Gionta. “We had a great start, we did what we wanted to, we stuck to our game plan for the first period, and we didn’t adjust after that. “We have to do a better job of finding a way to play 60 minutes.”

fore he hit the open market in free agency. The 29-year-old Lincecum just completed a $40.5 million, two-year contract that paid him $22 million this past season. The Giants, who missed the playoffs at 7686, already took care of their first order of business by signing right fielder Hunter Pence to a $90 million, five-year contract before the season ended. He played every game this year. Lincecum, the 10th overall draft pick by San Francisco in 2006 out of

Washington, has had losing records in each of the past three seasons but manager Bruce Bochy has expressed encouragement with the pitcher’s progress to make changes to not only his delivery and mechanics but also his betweenstart routine and fitness. After his final start of the season Sept. 26 against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the fourtime All-Star reflected on the idea of a possible departure. Many thought he might listen to his hometown Seattle Mari-

The injury-plagued Canadiens were without the services of Max Pacioretty, Brandon Prust and Daniel Briere. All three forwards sustained injuries last week. Edmonton was missing star forward Taylor Hall and veteran Ryan Smyth. Hall, who injured his knee on Saturday in the Oilers’ win over Ottawa, is expected to be out four weeks. Rookie defenceman Nathan Beaulieu, who was sent down to Hamilton on the weekend, was recalled by the Canadiens and played in place of Jarred Tinordi. Beaulieu finished the game with three blocked shots and 11:26 of ice time.

RDC: Playoffs ● The soccer teams are both in the ACAC playoffs — the Kings in Edmonton the Jasper Place Bowl and the Queens in Medicine Hat. The Kings go in as the South Division champions and received a bye into Saturday’s semifinals, where they meet the winner of the NAIT and Medicine Hat quarterfinal at 2 p.m.. Grant MacEwan won the north and will meet the winner between Lethbridge and Concordia University College of Alberta.

ners if they came calling. The Giants didn’t let that happen, knowing someone would sign Lincecum in a hurry despite all the ups and downs. “I’ve just been one of the most fortunate pitchers in this organization just to be a part of so many things,” said Lincecum, who won the Cy Young in 2008 and ’09. “To have the guys around me, Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, big names, Buster Posey coming up, Pablo Sandoval. The names just

The Queens tied SAIT for second in the south, but finished third on head-to-head records and will meet NAIT Friday at 2 p.m. The winner goes up against Medicine Hat on Saturday. The other quarter-final sees SAIT clashing with Grande Prairie with the winner meeting Grant MacEwan. The third-place and final games go Sunday. ● The ACAC cross-country running championship is set for Saturday in Edmonton with defending champion Devin Woodland one of the favourites in the men’s division. ● The RDC basketball teams are on the road as they visit Keyano College Friday and NAIT Saturday. Their first home action is Nov. 1 against Olds. ● Soccer dominated the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week voting. Second-year midfielder Tatiana Aspillaga received the top female award after two solid performances on the weekend against SAIT (1-0 loss) and Olds (3-0 win). Mark Ibbotson, a first-year forward from Three Hills, who scored once in a 3-1 win over SAIT and twice in a 6-1 win over Olds, took the top male award. Kings hockey received the Breathing Room team of the week award. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

don’t end. To be here to witness all the things they’ve done, and be there for also the team things, it’s been pretty special for me.” Lincecum went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA and 193 strikeouts in 32 starts this season.

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SURREY, B.C. — Thomas DeMarco is grateful to get another chance to lead the B.C. Lions. Now it’s up to him to show he deserves it. The second-year quarterback has had his share of ups and downs since taking over from injured starter Travis Lulay five weeks ago. He led the Lions to back-to-back road wins in his first two CFL starts, but has struggled the last three games — all losses to division rivals. Still, the Lions will go with DeMarco again when they host the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday night. “You’re going to have tough things you’re going to push through and the fact that I got the nod, it means a lot to me,” DeMarco said after Tuesday’s practice. “I want to work through my difficulties, as any quarterback would like to, and I’m happy that I got that opportunity.” The product of Old Dominion University did a good job of managing the ball in his first two starts, completing 39-of-65 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns against no interceptions. In B.C.’s three straight losses — including Saturday’s 35-14 blowout in Regina at the hands of the Saskatchewan Roughriders — DeMarco was a pedestrian 49-for-95 passing for 677 yards to go along with four TDs and eight picks.

And while Lions head coach Mike Benevides agreed DeMarco hasn’t been at his best of late, he added that the 24-year-old gives his team the best chance to win. “Right now Thomas is still the guy that takes the first snap because he’s shown an ability to make those plays,” said Benevides. “There’s been some regression, but any young guy is going to go through tough times, especially at the quarterback position. “If you ask any quarterback, they’re going to ask to fight through those things and appreciate the fact they were given the opportunity.” Lulay, who has been out with an injury to his throwing shoulder since Sept. 15 and was originally expected to only miss two weeks, performed a bit of soft toss on the sidelines during Tuesday’s practice but nothing more. “I’m kind of at the mercy of the symptoms,” said Lulay. “I push it to where I know I need shut it down and hope to continue to progress.” The Lions (9-7) host the Eskimos (3-13) on Friday in a game that means nothing in the standings, but a lot to the team’s psyche. B.C. is locked into the West Division’s third seed with two games remaining, and will be on the road to face either Saskatchewan or

the Calgary Stampeders when the post-season begins. If the Lions are going to make any noise in the playoffs, two strong outings to close out the regular season will be critical. “I want us to go out there and play like we know we can,” said DeMarco, who threw four interceptions against the Roughriders. “We’ve put quarters together, we’ve put halves together (but) we haven’t put a whole game together. I’m sure if we’re able to do that we’ll turn some heads.” If they don’t, it’s not like Benevides is out of options if DeMarco continues to struggle and Lulay remains on the shelf. Buck Pierce, a member of the Lions from 2005 to 2010, was acquired from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last month as an insurance policy. The 31-year-old has seen limited action in his return to B.C., but said he will be ready if called upon. Benevides doesn’t want to have to make that move, but added the time is now for DeMarco to step up after a disappointing performance against Saskatchewan. “It’s important and critical for us and for him to make sure that when he goes against the Edmonton Eskimos, he shows right off the top that he’s learned from it, he’s focused and he has the ability and the capability to understand where the offence asks him to put the ball — that’s his job,” said Benevides. “It’s vital, not only for us but for him, to get it right.”

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WILD 2, PREDATORS 0 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Josh Harding stopped 16 shots for his first shutout of the season in Minnesota’s victory over Nashville. Justin Fontaine scored late in the second period and Jason Pominville added an empty-net tally for the Wild, who have scored just seven goals in the past five games. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for Nashville, which failed to get a point for the first time in six games. The Predators have allowed just five goals in regulation the last four games, going 2-1-1 in that stretch. Minnesota played with just five defencemen much of the game after losing top-line defenceman Jonas Brodin less than 5 minutes into the game when a dump-in by Gabriel Bourque hit Brodin in the face. Leaving blood on the ice, Brodin went straight to the Wild locker room.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEAFS 4 DUCKS 2 TORONTO — Phil Kessel scored three goals to rally Toronto from a twogoal deficit and the Maple Leafs beat Anaheim 4-2 Tuesday night to deny the Ducks a club record eighth straight win. It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance for the Leafs, who were booed off the ice after a woeful first period that saw them outplayed, outshot 6-2 and outscored 1-0. Kessel struck twice in the second period sandwiched around a goal by Dion Phaneuf. Kessel completed his hat trick at 8:11 of the third period. Kessel, whose offence had been sporadic at best this season, upped his goal total to five. The Leafs’ sniper had a chance to go for a fourth late in the game but chose to pass it to linemate Tyler Bozak, who failed to convert. Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault scored for Anaheim. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BLACKHAWKS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp each scored in the shootout to lead Chicago to victory over Florida. Toews also scored in regulation,

New York Islanders’ Casey Cizikas fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Richardson during the first period of an NHL game Tuesday, in Uniondale, N.Y. Bryan Bickell added a goal and Corey Crawford made 20 saves. Sharp beat goalie Jacob Markstrom on the glove side for the deciding goal. The Blackhawks have won five of their past six games and extended their point streak to six games. Florida has lost four of its last five games and has lost to Chicago four straight times. Dmitry Kulikov and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers and Tim Thomas stopped 25 shots before leaving with 2:59 left in the game due to an apparent lower body injury. Markstrom entered the game and made two saves. BLUE JACKETS 4, DEVILS 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to lead Columbus to victory over struggling New Jersey. The loss dropped the Devils to 0-5-2 on the road and 1-5-3 on the season.

Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, and Cam Atkinson and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won for the second time at home after four consecutive losses. They are 13-3-3 in their last 19 home games. The Devils led 1-0 after Michael Ryder’s power-play goal in the second period, but Dubinsky responded with a man-advantage goal. Atkinson and Wisniewski, still battling the flu, each

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Harvin back at practice for Seahawks with hopes to see game action soon NFL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENTON, Wash. — From the time Percy Harvin announced he needed hip surgery, the Seattle Seahawks avoided being overly optimistic about when their new offensive star might get a chance to be back on the field. More than 2 ½ months after the labrum in Harvin’s hip was repaired, the Seahawks got a glimpse Tuesday of a possible addition to a team that’s already leading the NFC with a 6-1 record when the dynamic receiver returned to practice. It was an extra practice for the Seahawks, coming off a weekend of rest following last Thursday’s win over Arizona. But it was a significant day for Harvin. “It’s all day to day. I want to play as soon as possible, but we all want to be smart in this thing,” Harvin said. “We put a plan together and we’re just going to take it day by day and see how it feels.” Harvin was limited in his first day catching

passes from Russell Wilson since organized team activities back in June. Seattle is remaining cautious about when Harvin will finally see the field. No one has said if he’ll play next Monday at St. Louis, but at least for now he hasn’t been ruled out either. If there could be any additional buzz for a team already off to its best start in franchise history, Harvin provided it. “We’re going to go one day at a time,” coach Pete Carroll said. “This will be one of those things where I’ll probably say thing every time you ask me, so you can keep asking if you want.” Nearly an entire calendar year has passed since Harvin last played in a game. He didn’t play after Week 9 last season when he injured an ankle while playing for Minnesota against Seattle. His off-season trade to the Seahawks — which cost Seattle three draft picks, including its 2013 first-round selection — was a move to bolster an already potent offence. And then everything was delayed. Harvin was a spectator for the opening days of training camp, and after meeting with a specialist in

New York, underwent surgery in early August. The decision to have the surgery was fairly obvious, Harvin said. A bone was impacting the labrum in his hip and causing pain beyond just doing football activities. But Harvin didn’t want his first impression with his teammates being him hobbling around recovering from an injury. “It was tough for me coming to a new team and I didn’t know how everybody would perceive it,” Harvin said. “It was tough for me to deal with. I really didn’t want to have it but I knew it was something I needed to get done. It was tough being away from the team, being new to the team. They gave me great support and I was able to get through it.” Harvin said he was originally told the recovery would take six to eight months, meaning he would have missed most, if not all of the season. Harvin is far ahead of that timetable and now is in the process of getting his timing back on the field. He worked out with Wilson at the team’s facility on Monday and the duo were the final two off the practice field Tuesday.

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CANUCKS 5, ISLANDERS 4, OT UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Brad Richardson banked in a shot off goalie Evgeni Nabokov 2:16 into overtime to lift rallying Vancouver over the New York. The Canucks weren’t dismayed by allowing the tying goal to Frans Nielsen with 1:12 left in regulation, and skated off with a win. Richardson flung the puck in front and it found its way past Nabokov on Vancouver’s 33rd shot. With Nabokov pulled, Nielsen fired the rebound of defenceman Andrew MacDonald’s shot into the open left side of the net, past the outstretched glove of Roberto Luongo to tie it at 4. Chris Higgins had given the Canucks their first lead of the game — 4-3 — with 17.2 seconds left in the second. Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver. Matt Moulson had two goals and Brock Nelson also scored for the Islanders.

CAPITALS 5 JETS 4 SO WINNIPEG — Martin Erat scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Washington Capitals survived for a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist for the Capitals (4-5-0), who were outshot 47-32 by the Jets (4-5-1). Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington. Bryan Little struck twice for Winnipeg, while Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler also scored. The Jets wrapped up a six-game homestand, their longest of the season. Andrew Ladd had three assists. The Jets outshot the Capitals and created most of the best scoring opportunities, including a short-handed twoon-one thanks to Dustin Byfuglien.

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SCOREBOARD Hockey Taber Golden Suns 5 Chiefs 3 RD : Barker 2, Krusky. Goal: Christopher Preston, 24 saves Chiefs 5 Airdrie Lightning 2 RD : Barker 2, Logan Linnell, Pruss, James Gaume. Goal: Bardick, 32 saves Peewee AA Airdrie Lightning 6 Lacombe Rockets 5 Lac: Jackson Rider 2, Tyler Beierbach, Logan Ritchey, Jaden Etson. WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Prince Albert 13 7 5 1 0 47 48 15 Brandon 12 7 5 0 0 43 43 14 Regina 12 7 5 0 0 38 38 14 Saskatoon 14 6 6 0 2 49 54 14 Swift Current 15 6 8 0 1 49 49 13 Moose Jaw 14 5 6 1 2 36 44 13 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Calgary 13 9 3 0 1 40 43 19 Medicine Hat 11 7 2 2 0 44 29 16 Kootenay 13 6 5 2 0 37 39 14 Edmonton 13 6 6 0 1 47 41 13 Red Deer 13 6 7 0 0 37 41 12 Lethbridge 14 2 11 0 1 35 70 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Victoria 15 9 6 0 0 40 38 18 Kelowna 11 7 2 0 2 47 30 16 Prince George 14 6 7 0 1 34 46 13 Kamloops 13 4 9 0 0 32 43 8 Vancouver 11 2 7 1 1 24 42 6 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Spokane 13 10 3 0 0 48 30 20 Seattle 13 9 3 0 1 53 45 19 Everett 12 8 2 2 0 36 25 18 Portland 12 8 3 0 1 62 44 17 Tri-City 15 6 8 0 1 37 43 13 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 Tuesday’s results Portland 3 Lethbridge 2 Calgary 2, Kelowna 1 Swift Current 1, Tri-City 4 Wednesday’s games 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’s games Moose Jaw at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s summaries Americans 4, Broncos 1 First Period 1. Tri-City, Tot 4 (McCue, Hamonic) :34. Second Period 2. Swift Current, Sanvido 5 (Heatherington, Merkley) 1:14. 3. Tri-City, Purtill 2 (Topping) 8:01. Third Period 4. Tri-City, Williams 10 (Tomchuk, Gutierrez) 1:29. 5. Tri-City, Tot 5 (McCue, Messier) 18:52 (en). Penalties — Merkley SC (interference) 13:27. Shots on goal Swift Current 12 14 6 — 32 Tri-City 14 14 7 — 35 Goal — Swift Current: Laurikainen (L, 3-7-0); TriCity: Sarthou (W, 1-1-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Swift Current: 0-4; Tri-City: 0-3. Hitmen 2, Rockets 1 First Period 1. Calgary, Peterson 3 16:10 (sh). Second Period 2. Kelowna, Kirkland 2 (Olsen, Bowey) 11:27 (sh). Third Period 3. Calgary, Jones 4 (Chase) 18:55. Shots on goal Calgary 7 4 10 — 21 Kelowna 4 18 17 — 39 Goal — Calgary: Driedger (W, 4-3-0); Kelowna: Whistle (L, 1-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Calgary: 0-4; Kelowna: 0-3. Portland 3, Lethbridge 2 First Period 1. Portland, Iverson 3 (Pouliot, Turgeon) 6:26 2. Portland, Leipsic 5 (Petan, Pouliot) 11:37 (pp) 3. Portland, De Leo 7 (Bjorkstrand, Viveiros) 16:14 Second Period 4. Lethbridge, Ramsay 3 (Duke, Maxwell) 18:52 (pp). Third Period 5. Lethbridge, Blomqvist 3 (Duke, Estephan) 14:35. Shots on goal Portland 22 10 9 — 41 Lethbridge 8 8 12 — 28 Goal — Portland: Burke (W, 8-2-0); Lethbridge: Boes (L, 2-8-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Portland: 1-6; Lethbridge: 1-8. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Toronto 10 7 3 0 14 Detroit 10 6 3 1 13 Boston 7 5 2 0 10 Tampa Bay 8 5 3 0 10 Montreal 9 5 4 0 10 Ottawa 8 3 3 2 8 Florida 10 3 6 1 7 Buffalo 10 1 8 1 3 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 9 7 2 0 14 Carolina 9 4 2 3 11 N.Y. Islanders 9 3 3 3 9 Columbus 9 4 5 0 8 Washington 9 4 5 0 8 New Jersey 9 1 5 3 5 N.Y. Rangers 7 2 5 0 4 Philadelphia 8 1 7 0 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Colorado 9 8 1 0 16 Chicago 9 6 1 2 14 St. Louis 7 5 1 1 11 Nashville 10 5 4 1 11

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Shootout Chicago wins 2-0 Chicago : Toews goal, Kane miss, Sharp goal. Florida : Huberdeau miss, Boyes miss. Shots on goal Chicago 12 10 6 1 — 29 Florida 6 8 7 1 — 22 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (W, 5-1-2); Florida: Markstrom (LO, 1-3-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Chicago: 1-2; Florida: 0-1.

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Wild 2, Predators 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Konopka Minn (fighting), Clune Nas (fighting) 2:07, Weber Nas (cross-checking) 4:13, Ellis Nas (cross-checking) 11:03, Fontaine Minn (tripping) 14:54. Second Period 1. Minnesota, Fontaine 2 (Stoner, Parise) 18:53. Penalties — None. Third Period 2. Minnesota, Pominville 4 (Koivu, Parise) 19:35 (en). Penalties — Nystrom Nas (fighting), Prosser Minn (fighting) 6:19, Cooke Minn (hooking) 6:43. Shots on goal Nashville 3 6 7 — 16 Minnesota 13 11 5 — 29 Goal — Nashville: Rinne (L, 4-4-1); Minnesota: Harding (W, 4-2-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Nashville: 0-2; Minnesota: 0-2.

Tuesday’s Games Chicago 3, Florida 2, SO Washington 5, Winnipeg 4, SO Toronto 4, Anaheim 2 Vancouver 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT Columbus 4, New Jersey 1 Edmonton 4, Montreal 3 Minnesota 2, Nashville 0 Phoenix 4, Calgary 2 Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Jose at Boston, 5 p.m. Vancouver at New Jersey, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Nashville, 6 p.m. Carolina at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.

Blue Jackets 4, Devils 1 First Period

Tuesday’s summaries Coyotes 4, Flames 2 First Period 1. Phoenix, Vrbata 5 (Yandle, Ekman-Larsson) 8:41 (pp). Penalties — Vermette Phx (delay of game) 1:31, O’Brien Cgy (stick holding) 8:16, Butler Cgy (crosschecking) 19:35. Second Period 2. Phoenix, Ribeiro 4 (Boedker, Moss) 10:19. 3. Calgary, Stempniak 3 (Russell, Galiardi) 18:26. Penalties — MacDonald Cgy (delay of game) 13:20, Vrbata Phx (hooking) 14:50. Third Period 4. Calgary, Colborne 1 (Hudler) 3:00. 5. Phoenix, Ribeiro 5 (Yandle) 5:47. 6. Phoenix, Klinkhammer 4 (unassisted) 19:54 (en). Penalties — Hanzal Phx (holding) 5:58. Shots on goal Calgary 3 9 12 — 24 Phoenix 9 11 13 — 33 Goal — Calgary: MacDonald (L, 3-2-1); Phoenix: Smith (W, 5-2-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 0-3; Phoenix: 1-3. Oilers 4, Canadiens 3 First Period 1. Montreal, Plekanec 4 (Markov, Bournival) 16:36 (pp). 2. Montreal, Gallagher 5 (unassisted) 18:03. Penalties — Perron Edm (roughing) 10:41, Gazdic Edm (tripping) 16:30, Gazdic Edm (unsportsmanlike conduct), Moen Mtl (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:44. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Hemsky 3 (Arcobello) 12:50. 4. Edmonton, Smid 1 (Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle) 15:37. Penalties — Bournival Mtl (roughing) 7:52, Smid Edm (roughing) 7:52, Desharnais Mtl (holding) 10:02. Third Period 5. Edmonton, Petry 2 (Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle) 7:59. 6. Edmonton, Jones 1 (Perron, Arcobello) 9:57. 7. Montreal, Gionta 2 (Plekanec, Subban) 19:57. Penalties — White Mtl (roughing) 7:40, Jones Edm (roughing) 7:40. Shots on goal Edmonton 8 15 9 — 32 Montreal 14 11 7 — 32 Goal — Edmonton: Dubnyk (W, 2-4-1); Montreal: Price (L, 4-4-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Edmonton: 0-1; Montreal: 1-2. Capitals 5, Jets 4 (SO) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Peluso Wpg (roughing), Erskine Wash (roughing), Erskine Wash (high-sticking) 9:27, Cormier Wpg (fighting), Wilson Wash (fighting), Cormier Wpg (unsportsmanlike conduct) 17:13. Second Period 1. Washington, Grabovski 4 (Erskine, Ward) 3:11 2. Winnipeg, Little 4 (Ladd) 7:21 (sh) 3. Winnipeg, Clitsome 1 (Bogosian, Ladd) 8:31 4. Washington, Ovechkin 8 (Johansson) 15:50 5. Washington, Ovechkin 9 (Johansson) 18:02 6. Winnipeg, Wheeler 2 (Kane, Scheifele) 19:21 Penalties — Byfuglien Wpg (roughing) 6:16, Wilson Wash (interference) 9:32, Little Wpg (slashing) 10:01. Third Period 7. Washington, Brouwer 3 (Backstrom) 4:56 (pp). 8. Winnipeg, Little 5 (Ladd, Setoguchi) 7:04. Penalties — Carlson Wash (hooking) 0:23, Jokinen Wpg (hooking) 3:45, Byfuglien Wpg (tripping) 9:55. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Washington wins 3-2 Washington : Grabovski miss, Ovechkin miss, Backstrom goal, Laich goal, Brouwer goal, Erat goal. Winnipeg : Wheeler miss, Little miss, Ladd goal, Jokinen goal, Setoguchi goal, Kane miss. Shots on goal Washington 9 12 11 0 — 32 Winnipeg 11 19 14 3 — 47 Goal — Washington: Holtby (W, 3-4-0); Winnipeg: Pavelec (LO, 3-5-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Washington: 1-5; Winnipeg: 0-3. Blackhawks 3, Panthers 2 (SO) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kulikov Fla (hooking) 17:36 Second Period 1. Chicago, Toews 3 (Keith, Kane) 5:18 (pp) 2. Chicago, Bickell 2 (Shaw, Hjalmarsson) 16:49 Penalties — Toews Chi (goaltender interference) 0:22, Kulikov Fla (interference) 4:43. Third Period 3. Florida, Fleischmann 2 (Barkov, Versteeg) 9:04. 4. Florida, Kulikov 1 11:51. Penalties — None.

No Scoring. Penalties — Zajac NJ (high-sticking) 11:19, Comeau Clb (boarding) 18:17. Second Period 1. New Jersey, Ryder 4 (Jagr, Olesz) 6:24 (pp). 2. Columbus, Dubinsky 2 (Umberger, Wisniewski) 9:56 (pp). 3. Columbus, Atkinson 3 15:30. Penalties — Gaborik Clb (hooking) 4:43, Jagr NJ (holding) 8:21, Jenner Clb (slashing) 17:02, Zubrus NJ (closing hand on puck) 19:57. Third Period 4. Columbus, Wisniewski 1 (unassisted) 4:12. 5. Columbus, Gaborik 4 (Dubinsky, Wisniewski) 19:35 (en). Penalties — Dubinsky Clb (roughing) 10:24. Shots on goal New Jersey 6 11 8 — 25 Columbus 7 8 9 — 24 Goal — New Jersey: Schneider (L, 1-3-1); Columbus: Bobrovsky (W, 3-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances)New Jersey: 1-4; Columbus: 1-3. Canucks 5, Islanders 4 (OT) First Period 1. NY Islanders, Nelson 1 (Regin, Clutterbuck) 2:26. 2. NY Islanders, Moulson 4 (Nielsen, Tavares) 4:41 (pp). 3. Vancouver, Kesler 4 (Hamhuis, Tanev) 4:57. 4. Vancouver, Sedin 3 (Hansen, Tanev) 9:09. Penalties — Higgins Van (slashing) 4:03. Second Period 5. NY Islanders, Moulson 5 (Okposo, Nielsen) 4:48 (pp). 6. Vancouver, Sedin 3 (Sedin, Weise) 12:39. 7. Vancouver, Higgins 3 (Bieksa, Kesler) 19:42. Penalties — Strait NYI (high-sticking) 1:38, Sedin Van (high-sticking) 3:56, Sedin Van (stick holding) 9:51. Third Period 8. NY Islanders, Nielsen 5 (MacDonald, Okposo) 18:48. Penalties — Nielsen NYI (elbowing) 13:42, Sedin Van (tripping) 15:18. Overtime 9. Vancouver, Richardson 4 (Santorelli, Edler) 2:16. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Vancouver 9 12 8 4 — 33 NY Islanders 12 11 9 0 — 32 Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (W, 5-3-1); NY Islanders: Nabokov (LO, 3-2-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Vancouver: 0-2; NY Islanders: 2-4. Maple Leafs 4, Ducks 2 First Period 1. Anaheim, Bonino 4 (Maroon, Silfverberg) 17:38. Penalties — Lovejoy Ana (hooking) 0:57, Phaneuf Tor (interference) 10:24. Second Period 2. Anaheim, Perreault 4 (Vatanen, Etem) 1:59. 3. Toronto, Kessel 3 (van Riemsdyk, Franson) 7:44 (pp). 4. Toronto, Phaneuf 2 (Leivo, Bolland) 9:03. 5. Toronto, Kessel 4 (Ranger) 16:09. Penalties — Allen Ana (hooking) 2:46, Perry Ana (boarding) 6:48, McClement Tor (hooking) 10:09, van Riemsdyk Tor (tripping) 10:42, Gunnarsson Tor (roughing), Perry Ana (roughing) 20:00. Third Period 6. Toronto, Kessel 5 (van Riemsdyk) 8:11. Penalties — Ranger Tor (holding) 10:49. Shots on goal Anaheim 6 6 13 — 25 Toronto 2 10 11 — 23 Goal — Anaheim: Hiller (L, 4-1-0); Toronto: Bernier (W, 5-3-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Anaheim: 0-4; Toronto: 1-3.

Fort McMurray Spruce Grove Whitecourt Lloydminster Sherwood Park Grand Prairie Bonnyville Drayton Valley Brooks Okotoks Drumheller Cal. Mustangs Olds Canmore Camrose Cal. Canucks

AJHL North Division GP W L T 17 16 0 1 17 12 4 1 18 11 5 2 17 11 6 0 17 9 8 0 16 8 7 1 17 8 8 1 16 3 11 2 South Division GP W L T 15 12 2 1 15 9 4 2 16 7 7 2 16 6 8 2 17 5 8 4 17 6 10 1 16 4 9 3 17 5 12 0

GF 73 54 77 55 55 53 48 36

GA 29 36 65 51 59 55 46 69

Pt 33 25 24 22 18 17 17 8

GF 45 42 59 48 46 46 39 49

GA 25 38 64 59 56 63 48 62

Pt 25 20 16 14 14 13 11 10

Tuesday’s results Olds 2 Drayton Valley 1

x-Toronto x-Hamilton x-Montreal Winnipeg

West Division GP W L T x-Calgary 16 13 3 0 x-Sask. 16 11 5 0 x-B.C. 16 9 7 0 Edmonton 16 3 13 0 x — Clinched playoff berth.

PF 451 389 412 333 PF 513 468 435 362

PA 362 339 425 450

Pt 26 22 18 6

WEEK 18 Thursday, Oct. 24 Winnipeg at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 Edmonton at B.C., 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Montreal at Hamilton, 11 a.m. Saskatchewan at Calgary, 5 p.m. Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Sunday’s game (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt Paredes, Cal 0 47 49 2 196 Whyte, Mtl 0 38 41 9 170 Milo, Sask 0 43 38 2 159 McCallum, BC 0 38 24 6 116 Congi, Ham 0 31 22 3 100 Prefontaine, Tor 0 27 15 9 81 Cornish, Cal 13 0 0 0 78 Shaw, Edm 0 14 18 7 75 x-Sheets, Sask 12 2 0 0 74 Green, Mtl 12 0 0 0 72 O’Neill, BC-Edm 0 25 13 6 70 Waters, Tor 0 18 14 9 69 Gable, Ham 11 0 0 0 66 Stamps, Edm 11 0 0 0 66 DeAngelis, Wpg 0 21 14 2 65 Gore, BC 10 0 0 0 60 x-Dressler, Sask 9 4 0 0 58 McDaniel, Cal 9 0 0 0 54 x-Chiles, Tor 8 4 0 0 52 Goltz, Wpg 8 0 0 0 48 Harris, BC 8 0 0 0 48 LeFevour, Ham 8 0 0 0 48 Barnes, Tor 7 0 0 0 42 Getzlaf, Sask 7 0 0 0 42 Price, Cal 7 0 0 0 42 Palardy, Wpg 0 12 9 1 40

x-N.Moore, BC Ellingson, Ham Simpson, Wpg Ta.Smith, Sask x-C.Taylor, BC Lauther, Ham

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2 0 0 0 2 10

0 0 0 0 0 6

0 0 0 0 0 3

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 5 2 0 .714 152 N.Y. Jets 4 3 0 .571 134 Miami 3 3 0 .500 135 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 159

38 36 36 36 32 31

Seattle San Francisco St. Louis Arizona PA 127 162 140 178

Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville

W 5 3 2 0

L 2 4 5 7

South T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .429 .286 .000

PF 187 145 122 76

PA 131 146 194 222

Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh

W 5 3 3 2

L 2 4 4 4

North T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .429 .429 .333

PF 148 150 131 107

PA 135 148 156 132

Kansas City Denver San Diego Oakland

W 7 6 4 2

L 0 1 3 4

West T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .857 .571 .333

PF 169 298 168 105

PA 81 197 144 132

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 4 3 0 .571 200 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 169 Washington 2 4 0 .333 152 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 126

PA 155 196 184 216

New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay

W 5 3 2 0

L 1 3 4 6

South T 0 0 0 0

Pct .833 .500 .333 .000

PF 161 139 153 87

PA 103 83 157 132

Green Bay

W 4

L 2

North T Pct 0 .667

PF 168

PA 127

Friday

● Senior high volleyball: Lindsay Thurber tournament. ● JV volleyball: Notre Dame tournament. College volleyball: Medicine Hat at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Saskatoon at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● College men’s hockey: Fort McMurray Keyano at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Midget AA hockey: Bow Valley at Red Deer Elks, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Cranbrook at Sylvan Lake, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Okotoks at Bentley, 8:30 p.m.; Fort Saskatchewan at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

● Senior high volleyball: Lindsay Thurber tournament. ● JV volleyball: Notre Dame tournament. ● Peewee/bantam football: Semifinals. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Airdrie/ Cochrane at Red Deer Aero Equipment,

4 4 1

3 3 5

0 0 0

.571 .571 .167

186 213 132

167 206 181

W 6 5 3 3

L 1 2 4 4

West T 0 0 0 0

Pct .857 .714 .429 .429

PF 191 176 156 133

PA 116 135 184 161

Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants 23, Minnesota 7 Thursday, Oct. 24 Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Miami at New England, 11 a.m. Dallas at Detroit, 11 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 2:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday, Oct. 28 Seattle at St. Louis, 6:40 p.m. NFL Odds (Odds supplied by BETONLINE.ag; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Thursday CAROLINA at Tampa Bay 6 40 Sunday NY Giants at PHILADELPHIA 6.5 52.5 SAN FRANCISCO at Jacksonville 16.5 40.5 Dallas at DETROIT 3 51 Cleveland at KANSAS CITY 7.5 39.5 Miami at NEW ENGLAND 12 50 PITTSBURGH at Oakland 1.5 40.5 NY Jets at CINCINNATI 6.5 41 Washington at DENVER 13 57.5 Atlanta at ARIZONA 2.5 44.5 GREEN BAY at Minnesota 10 46.6 Buffalo at NEW ENGLAND 12 50 Monday SEATTLE at St. Louis 11 42

11:30 a.m., Arena. ● College volleyball: Medicine Hat at RDC, women at 1 p.m., men to follow. ● College men’s hockey: Fort McMurray Keyano at RDC, 1:30 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Major bantam hockey: Southeast at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Peewee AA hockey: Lethbridge at Sylvan Lake, 2 p.m. ● Major bantam female hockey: Rocky Mountain at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kin City B. ● Bantam AA hockey: Cranbrook at Red Deer Ramada, 4:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Midget AA hockey: Bow Valley at Lacombe, 4:45 p.m.; Cranbrook at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Stony Plain at Bentley, 7 p.m. ● AJHL: Calgary Canucks at Olds Grizzlys, 7:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Cochrane at Ponoka, 7:30 p.m.; Coaldale at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Airdrie at Three Hills, 8 p.m.; Medicine Hat at Stettler, 8:15 p.m.

Sunday

● Peewee AA hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Parkland, 10:30 a.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Major bantam hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Black, noon, Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Cranbrook at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Foothills at Lacombe, 4:30 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Cranbrook at Red Deer Steel Kings, 2:15 p.m., Kinex. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Gold at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 2:45 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Coaldale at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m.

Baseball Major League Baseball Playoffs WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7) American League Boston 4, Detroit 2 Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit 1, Boston 0 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: Boston 5, Detroit 2 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: St. Louis 9, Los Angeles 0

Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit 3, Oakland 0 National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1

WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) St. Louis vs. Boston Wednesday, Oct. 23: St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: St. Louis at Boston, 6:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Boston at St. Louis, 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27: Boston at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 28: Boston at St. Louis, 6:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 6:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 6:07 p.m.

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

OLDS GRIZZLYS OLDS - Olds Grizzlys captain Spencer Dorowicz scored a power-play goal with five minutes remaining to lift the hosts to a 2-1 win over the Drayton Valley Thunder in an AJHL game Tuesday. Kyle Star also tallied for the winners. Braden Jakubowski notched the lone goal for the Thunder in front of 387 fans at the Sportsplex. Ethan Jemieff made 24 saves for the Grizzlys. Drayton Valley netminder Mitch Martell stopped 23 shots. ● Grizzlys captain Spencer Dorowicz has committed to Robert Morris University.

Dorowicz, who will suit with the Colonials for the 2013-14 NCAA Division I hockey season, has recorded 124 points in 178 games over four seasons with the Grizzlys and currently sits ninth in AJHL scoring with 21 points and second in goals with 12. “Spencer is a player who plays his heart out every night and cares tremendously about his teammates and the Grizzly organization,” said Grizzlys head coach Brett Hopfe in a press release. “He is a great leader who has always led by example. He is exactly what defines a Grizzly player.”

LOCAL

On Tuesday, the Legends came out firing and beat the New England Red Sox 148. Cliff Skibinski got the win on the mound giving up one run in 6 2/3 innings of relief. The offense was led by Ron Unraun who was 3-for-3 at the plate with two singles and a triple. Lorenz was 3-for-4 with two RBI’s and another four stolen bases, and Ron Wickers was 3-for-4 with seven RBI’s. The Legends put their 1-1 record on the line when the face the Aussie Aces this morning.

Legends open with wins and loss at over65 World Baseball Championships

Thursday’s games Drumheller at Camrose, 5 p.m.

Detroit Chicago Minnesota

● Senior high volleyball: Hunting Hills at Notre Dame, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● JV volleyball: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● College women’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena.

BRIEFS

Wednesday’s games Okotoks at Brooks, 5 p.m. Lloydminster at Spruce Grove, 5 p.m. Grand Prairie at Fort McMurray, 5:30 p.m.

Football CFL East Division W L T 10 6 0 8 8 0 7 9 0 3 13 0

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

Local Sports

Midget AA Indy Graphics Chiefs 8 Lacombe Rockets 3 RD: Braydon Barker 5 , Michael Pruss, Matt Krusky, Tayler Sincennes. Goal: Rylan Bardick, 28 saves

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The Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends opened the over-65 World Baseball Championships with a pair of well played games but were only able to get one win. The Legends opened the tournament losing 13-12 to the defending champion Ohio Classics, Monday in Phoenix, Arizona. Leading the Legends was Lyle Lorenz who went 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBI’s and had four stolen bases. Al West added three RBI’s and was 3-for-4 hitting.

Batteries down Drillers Triple A Batteries downed Alken Basin Drillers of Sylvan Lake 61-38 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play. Brian Smith had 12 points and Zach Barry seven for the winners.

LPGA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAIPEI, Taiwan — Suzann Pettersen leads a star-studded field into this week’s $2 million Sunrise Championship in Taiwan, continuing her quest to overtake South Korea’s Inbee Park at the top of the LPGA rankings. Pettersen, the defending champion, will be joined by American star Lexi Thompson and Taiwanese favourite Yani Tseng in the field for the four-

round event beginning Thursday. Even with a victory in Taiwan, the Norwegian golfer cannot pass Park this week. But a good result would set up a nail-biting end to the LPGA season. Park is not competing in Taiwan. Speaking of her bid to get to No. 1, Pettersen says “All I can do is go out and play good golf and try to win tournaments.”


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Golf Channel’s Chamblee causes stir over allegations that Woods cheated GOLF BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized to Tiger Woods on Tuesday after insinuating the world’s No. 1 player cheated during his five-win season. Chamblee saved Woods for last in his report card of 14 players in a column posted last week on Golf.com. He told of getting caught cheating on a math test in the fourth grade, and how the teacher crossed a line through his “100” and gave him an “F.” Chamblee followed that anecdote by writing, “I remember when we only talked about Tiger’s golf. I miss those days. He won five times and contended in majors and won the Vardon Trophy and ... how shall we say this ... was a little cavalier with the rules.” He then gave Woods a “100” with a line through it, followed by the “F.” The 51-year-old Chamblee apologized in a series of posts on his Twitter account on Tuesday night. “My intention was to note Tiger’s rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far,” he wrote. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, the agent for Woods, was so incensed by Chamblee’s column that he released a statement to ESPN.com that accused the analyst of a desperate attempt to garner attention. In an interview with ESPN.com, Steinberg said he would “have to give some thought to legal action.” Steinberg did not reply to an email from The Associated Press. No other golfer evokes such a mixture

of praise and criticism than Woods, the main attraction of any sport for nearly 20 years. Chamblee’s column struck a nerve with many, however, because of the implication that three rules violations and a penalty drop involving Woods amounted to cheating — the strongest accusation possible in golf. “What brought me here was the realization that my comments inflamed an audience on two sides of an issue,” Chamblee wrote on Twitter. “Golf is a gentleman’s game and I’m not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse.” Woods accepted a two-shot penalty in Abu Dhabi for taking relief from an embedded ball in a sandy area covered with vegetation. Augusta National gave him a two-shot penalty for taking the wrong drop in the second round of the Masters. And the PGA Tour gave him a twoshot penalty after his second round of the BMW Championship when video evidence showed that his ball moved slightly from behind the first green. Also in question — at least on Internet blogs — was the drop Woods took on the 14th hole of the TPC Sawgrass during the final round of The Players Championship. Woods checked with playing partner Casey Wittenberg on where to take the penalty drop, which is standard procedure. Wittenberg said it was the correct spot. Chamblee said in an earlier email to The Associated Press that he never said outright that he thinks Woods cheated, and that was by design. “I think ‘cavalier with the rules’ allows for those with a dubious opinion of the BMW video,” Chamblee said. “My teacher in the fourth grade did not have a dubious opinion of how I complete the test. But she was writing to one, and as I was writ-

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ing to many, I felt it important to allow for the doubt some might have, so I chose my words accordingly. “What people want to infer about that is up to them,” he said. “I have my opinion, they can form theirs.” Video shows Woods’ ball move as he tried to remove a small branch from in front of it at the BMW Championship. He maintained it only wobbled and returned to its original position. Woods watched the video in the rules trailer after the round, but still maintained it only oscillated. The tour docked him two shots. “I don’t feel I’m the one that needs to justify the ‘F.’ The BMW video does it for me, followed by Tiger’s silence — until confronted — and then by his denials in the face of incontestable evidence to the contrary of his petitions,” Chamblee said in the email. “To say nothing of the fact that he was disrespecting his position in golf, the traditions of golf and his fellow competitors, in my opinion.” Chamblee, who has developed a reputation of being critical of Woods’ swing and golf game, is a contributor to “SI Golf Plus,” which is not affiliated with Golf Channel. Golf Channel declined to comment. Chamblee said he was most surprised by Steinberg’s comments to ESPN.com. Woods’ longtime agent told the website, “There’s nothing you can call a golfer worse than a cheater. This is the most deplorable thing I have seen. I’m not one for hyperbole, but this is absolutely disgusting. Calling him a cheater? I’ll be shocked, stunned, if something is not done about this. Something has to be done. There are certainly things that just don’t go without response. It’s atrocious. I’m not sure if there isn’t legal action to be taken. I have to give some thought to legal action.”

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka overcame an erratic performance to beat an ailing Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Championships on Tuesday. Errani hurt her right calf in the third game of the second set and took a medical timeout to have it treated. Several times after that she seemed to be bothered by the injury and to favour her right leg, although she returned after the medical timeout to break Azarenka’s serve to level at 2-2. She did not win another game though. Errani served for the set three times — and dropped serve each time as both players produced sloppy play with little rhythm. Azarenka managed to hold her serve only once through the first eight games but seized her chance when it came. She won four straight points in the tiebreaker to take a 5-3 lead, then faltered when she served her sixth double-fault. But an error by Errani gave Azarenka two set points. Errani then committed a double-fault and Azarenka had the set. Azerenka, who was runner-up in the event in 2011 a semifinalist last year, finished with eight doublefaults but she also had 51 winners for Errani’s 28.

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FRONT RUMMAGE AND BOOK SALE AT CHURCH There are bargains galore at the Rummage and Book Sale at the Gaetz Memorial United Church Pioneer Hall (4758 Ross St.) on Thursday. There will be household items, clothing, children’s items and a large variety of books. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call Shirley at 403-347-3471.

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Voter turnout rises BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

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A five-person mayor’s race and a question on the ballot helped boost Red Deer’s voter turnout to 31.83 per cent, up 7.04 percentage points from the 2010 civic election. A total of 20,364 out of 59,942 eligible voters cast ballots at the polls across the city. That’s 5,489 more voters than three years ago. But returning officer Frieda McDougall said there is still room for improvement. She said the tight race for the mayor’s chair, with no incumbent, and the ward system question likely sparked more interest

this time around. Tara Veer won the mayor’s job with 9,400 votes, followed by Cindy Jefferies with 7,971 votes. Voters decidedly said no to a ward system, voting 13,315 in support of the existing at-large system compared to 5,240 in favour of the ward system. McDougall said the better turnout caused lineups and a few hiccups at some polling stations. In order to speed things up, staff dropped the ballots into the front of the tabulator box. At the end of the day, the ballots were run through the machine, which caused counting delays.

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Red Deer’s popular Christmas shopping event, Our Best to You, is back for its 22nd year. For three days, the Parkland and Prairie Pavillions at Westerner Park will be transformed into a magical holiday market. The sale starts on Friday and runs through Sunday. Handmade gifts including fashions, jewelry, art and much more are brought to you by 200 of Canada’s top artists, artisans and designers. On Friday, the doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $4 for youth ages 13 to 17.

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THE ORGANIZING GURU TO GIVE PRESENTATION Lose those piles of stuff and create a neater, happier home. Lynn Ring, the Organizing Guru, will offer her solutions to crammed closets and sagging shelves at an event hosted by the Bower Place Community Association. The group has invited Ring to give a presentation at the BowerKin Community Centre, 85 Boyce Street, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday. Coffee and cookies will be served. Contact Dallas Jones at 403-340-0781 to learn more.

“(Staff) followed procedure,” said McDougall. “And it all went very well. They did a really great job out in the field. But there were certainly lineups attributed to voter turnout.” McDougall said more than 20 per cent of eligible voters turned out to the majority of the polling stations across the city. She said the turnout varied depending on where people lived. Residents in the Bower neighbourhood flocked to the polls and had the highest turnout with 536 out of 1,159 eligible voters, or 46 per cent turn. In Glendale, 429 out of 2,195 eligible voters turned out, or slightly under 17 per cent. The full results will be released and made official on Friday at noon. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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Enjoying the unseasonably warm autumn day, Rod Paradis works his way down from the top of the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer. Paradis, an employee with the Black Knight Inn, says the windows are cleaned twice a year — in the spring and fall.

More Red Deer and area commuters are taking a greener approach and piling in when it comes to getting around. Red Deer and 13 other Western Canada communities have teamed up with carpool.ca to celebrate October as the official carpool month. More than 240 people in Red Deer have registered with the website, an easyto-use online system that matches users with existing carpools based on specific to and from locations or entire routes. The website can also be used as a tool to start a new carpool. That number represents a decent increase compared to September 2012, when only 41 commuters were signed up, said Jonathan Sealey, a traffic analysis technologist with the City of Red Deer. This is the second year the city has joined carpool. ca for a pilot project to benefit the environment by creating fewer emissions, eas-

ing traffic congestion and saving commuters money. “The first year we aimed for about 100 participants and after carpool week in 2012, we had around that. This time we’re aiming for 350 before the end of 2013,” Sealey said. “It seems to be trending in a positive direction. We’re happy with the uptake ... I know it’s hard here with the number of trucks we see in the city and based on the type of work people do but I think we compare well to Lethbridge and Fort McMurray.” As of May 2013, Calgary had a total of 2,823 registrants with carpool.ca, followed by Edmonton with 1,015 and Red Deer with 219. Fort McMurray had 97 and Lethbridge had 104. “In Calgary, there is a high demand for parking, not to mention there is the difference in population,” Sealey said when comparing the numbers. Updated numbers for each Alberta city will be revealed in November. “It’s convenient.

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Former Hutterites tell their stories LEFT COLONIES OVER RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF

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Nine Hutterites who say they were forced to leave their colonies over religious persecution will be selling copies of their book in Red Deer. The former members of Hutterite colonies in Manitoba and North Dakota each wrote a chapter in Hutterites: Our Story to Freedom, which details their lives before and after leaving their closed communal communities for the world at large. Rodney Waldner recalled trouble began brewing after he and several other colony members secretly met with a travelling preacher who gave them English language versions of the Bible. The Hutterites had been feeling unfulfilled from attending daily church services spoken in High German, which they couldn’t understand, said

Waldner. (Hutterites speak English as well as a dialect made up of German, Russian and Austrian.) Disaffected colony members eventually became born-again Christians — which did not mesh with the kind of religion their leaders approved of. “You can say ‘born again’ in German and that would be fine, but you can’t say ‘born again’ in English,” said Waldner, who believes the leaders see any kind of dissent as losing control of membership. Seven years ago, he and eight others left the two colonies when their families were “excommunicated.” With some support from a small ministry on the outside, the former Hutterites began learning how to live as individuals outside the collective. Waldner said he had worked for years in the chicken barn of the Hillside Colony near Brandon, Man.

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C2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 the back. This just happens to be the ultimate pat on the back,” said Harper. Harper said many new ideas were presented at the summit that he is excited to implement next year. The first Ride for Dad was held in Ottawa in 2000 to raise funds for the fight against prostate cancer. In 2013, there were 39 rides across Canada raising more than $3 million.

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BRIEFS Ride organizer feted Dean Harper’s bag was a little heavier coming home from a trip to Ottawa over the weekend. Heavier, because of the awards adorned on the Rural Alberta Ride for Dad organizer at the fundraising ride’s national summit. Harper received two individual awards and the Central Alberta ride was feted for bringing in the most in third-party fundraising dollars in 2013. Events leading up to this Dean Harper year’s ride raised roughly $56,000, with most coming from a hockey game between the Mountain View Colts and Three Hills Thrashers in February that brought in $40,000. Held in the days following the flooding in Central and Southern Alberta this June, the 2013 iteration of the event drew more than 200 bikers and raised $175,000. There were some road closures from the flooding that affected the ride’s two rural routes that saw riders pass through about 20 communities — one route started in Red Deer, the other in Drumheller, with Olds as the collective endpoint. “For how well we did considering the circumstances we had, it’s amazing. I would like to see the Ride for Dad next year have over 300 participants and raise over $200,000, and I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t do that,” said Harper. At the summit, Harper was also honoured with a Diamond Award for having raised nearly $12,000 personally over the local ride’s five years. And he became the fifth individual to receive the Ride for Dad President’s Award in the 13 years that rides have taken place nationally, for his time donated and work done in promoting prostate awareness and fundraising. “It’s one of those really cool pats on

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Improper storage of chemicals blamed for CUC fire The cause of a contained chemical explosion that led to a fire at Canadian University College in Lacombe more than two weeks ago has been determined. According to Lacombe fire chief Ed van Delden, the fire was traced back to the improper storage of flammable chemicals. “Flammables were stored in a cooler that was not designed for this purpose. The cooler’s electrical circuits were not appropriate for a flammable environment,” he said. Investigators believe one flammable container developed a leak, causing the entire cooler to become flammable. It was then “ignited by an electrical spark, which likely occurred when the refrigeration unit started or stopped,” van Delden said. The explosion occurred in the chemical preparation and storage room on the top floor of the north wing of the Chan Shun Science Centre. Three students studying in a classroom three doors down from the lab heard an explosion and reported seeing smoke and flames shortly after 11 p.m. on Oct. 8. They pulled the fire alarm and called 911. Lacombe, Bentley and Blackfalds crews responded immediately and were able to put the fire out without issue. No injuries to students, staff or faculty were reported. However, seven Lacombe firefighters were treated on scene for eye irritation and breathing discomfort and transported to Lacombe hospital as a precaution. All were released from the hospital without concerns. The storage room and labs in the area have been badly damaged by the blaze, stated a release from the school. The labs on the floor below have also suffered water damage. The extent of the damage has yet to be confirmed. Van Delden said he roughly estimates damages to be about

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City of Red Deer Recreation Parks and Culture employee Sarah Whyte works from a bucket truck above Ross Street this week. This time of year the elm trees along red Deer’s main streets and avenues are pruned back to keep the umbrella-shaped trees healthy. $500,000. All classes that took place in the wing have resumed at temporary locations across campus.

Men Talk coming Guys of all ages are invited to leave behind the stereotypes and take part in a talk about what makes relationships work. Pride on Campus at Red Deer College and Shining Mountains Living Community Services presents Building Strong and Healthy Communities, a session with Dr. Michael Kaufman. The session, called Men Talk: The Three Secrets of Great Relationships, takes place on Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Margaret Parson Theatre at the college. Kaufman is known for his powerful lectures and interactive workshops, thanks to his roots in storytelling. In Men Talk, he weaves together humour, stories and clear analysis for an educational and entertaining event. Men Talk will look at the root causes of dating violence and sexual

abuse as well as the breakdown in communication in relationships. The presentation, made possible with funds from Status of Women Canada, is not only open for men but all interested members of the community, including parents, youth, professionals and RCMP members. For more information, contact Shining Mountains at 403-346-9794.

Wildrose meeting Friday Wildrose party members will descend on Red Deer on Friday for their annual general meeting. The annual get-together begins at noon on Friday and runs through Saturday at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith will make her keynote speech at 6:30 p.m. and the leadership review vote will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday will be reserved for policy, formal reports, provincial director campaign speeches and other party business.

Mock election, real council are markedly different Red Deer mayor-elect Tara Veer may have had the student vote but the city’s new nine-person city council is remarkably different than the results of a recent mock election. More than 180 students across Red Deer cast their ballots in the mock election last week. The exercise gave Grade 6 students an idea of what it means to be informed voters and gave election workers an opportunity to practise their skills in advance of Monday’s civic election. In order of votes, students elected Lawrence Lee (218), Jerry Anderson (192), Frank Wong (192), Calvin Yzerman (170), Stephen Coop (163), Paul Harris (159), Terry Balgobin (157) and Dianne Wyntjes (157). The actual council, elected by Red Deerians on Monday, is com-

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CARPOOL: Businesses join program “I carpool every day and it’s a lot nicer to have someone in the vehicle to talk to, even if it’s only 10 minutes,” Sealey said. “You don’t need to carpool every day of the week to save money. Even one day a week can save up to 10 per cent of your daily commuting costs. ... It costs about $25 a day to own a vehicle.” Over a dozen local businesses have joined the program and that’s also an increase compared to last year, when there was about half of that, Sealey said. These include businesses from Red Deer, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Innisfail and Sylvan Lake — communities that are also on board with the carpool month initiative. Carpool.ca started in 2000 and boasts about 8,000 users — 5,000 from Alberta.

prised of Lee, Wong, Harris, Wyntjes, Lynne Mulder, Buck Buchanan, Ken Johnston and Tanya Handley. Veer had 301 student votes, followed by Cindy Jefferies (105), Chad Mason (58), Dennis Trepanier (38) and William Horn (14). For the Catholic school board, Guy Pelletier got the top number of student votes, followed by David Bouchard and Anne Marie Watson. Murray Hollman and Adriana LaGrange to fill out the five-person board. Those five candidates were elected by the students’ parents as well. On the public school side, Bill Christie, Cathy Peacocke, Kerri Kenworthy, Dick Lemke, Milt Williams, Jim Watters and Dianne Macaulay filled the seven spots on the board as voted on by students. It has been running in Calgary for 10 years and is largely based in Western Canada. However, it also has a few programs running in Ontario, said Anne Marie Thornton, carpool.ca’s director. “Our database is constantly evolving. People are leaving while others are joining. In total, we’ve had over 50,000 use the site,” Thornton said. “If everyone carpooled just once a week, that would be 20 per cent less cars on the road so the impact is great and the commitment can be small.” The free online tool allows users to screen their carpool matches based on preferences such as non-smoking. Women can also screen to be matched with only other women. The carpooling pilot project with the online program wraps up at the end of 2014. It will then most likely go before city council, which will decided if it can fit into the budget, Sealey said. “They’ll decide what to do with it but we’re hoping it continues. It’s a feel-good initiative,” he said. To register for carpooling and for a chance to win prizes such as free fuel cards before the end of the month, visit carpool.ca. rfrancoeur@reddeeradvocate.com

The actual board is comprised of Bill Stuebing, Bev Manning, Christie, Peacocke, Lemke, Watters and Macaulay. Because the trial election simulated a real election as much as possible, students were encouraged to research

candidates and explore the issues facing Red Deerians today. Participating schools included Glendale, Gateway Christian, G.H. Dawe, Central Middle, Normandeau, Camille J. Lerouge, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

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COUNCILS Alix Council (Elect five: council chooses mayor) Arlene Nelson 127 Jody Louise Widmann 120 *Robert Fehr 117 *Gordon Chistensen 113 *Curt Peterson 109 Vicki Soltermann 107 Botha (Elect three; council chooses mayor) Iskiw, Flo 45 Betts, Fay 37 Hoekstra, Ken 35 *Renschler, Jim 26 Caroline (Elect five; council chooses mayor) Parsons, Corby 79 Sumyk, Bill 66 Peters. Rachele 55 *Leek, Peter 46 Bugbee, Mary 37 *Cudmore, Laura 36 *Nielsen, Gwen 28 Didsbury (elect six) McCoy, Joyce 663 Hollinger, Garth 611 Adams, Donald Lavar 569 Nowlan, Gail 540 Moor, Kim 471 Schulz, Shelia 465 Anderson, Kenneth 424 Veno, Gayle 423 Desseroit St. Jacques, Natalie 350 Larocque, Michel 249 Donalda Council (Elect three; council chooses mayor) *Dan Knudtson 69 *Bruce Gartside 54 Shane Fox 50 Paul McKay 40 Elnora Council (Elect three; council chooses mayor) *Robert Aellen 101 Leah Nelson 99 Richard Cloutier 84 April Irwin 55 *Louise Higginbottom 46 Penhold Mayor *Dennis Cooper Heather Klein Chad Hoffman

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Council (Elect six) Mike Walsh Sharolyn Sanchez Julia King Michael Yargeau Cory Kingsfield *Kathy Sitter Gary Yargeau George Grant Roger Hovland Phil Sandstra Ross Simituk

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Council (Elect four) *Jack Webb Matthew Jaycox Eina Olsen *Paul Payson *Gayle Rondeel Dave Karroll

725 648 665 625 434 338

Snow, Wendy 1,001 Ward 2: Breton-Lindale Tryon, Olga Mae 422 *Oberle, Lynn 301 Ward 3: Caroline-LeslievilleCondor Molchanko, Heather 298 Chabot, Chris 232 Ward 4: Rocky Mountain House-Nordegg *Thompson, Gary** acclaimed Ward 5: Rocky Mountain House *McLeod, Dixie 560 Andreas, Paul 239 Wolf Creek Trustees (elect one in each of five wards except elect two in Ward 5 Lacombe for a total of six)

Ward 1: Clive-Mirror-AlixMecca Glen-Pleasant ValleyAlix colonies *Peterson, Donna** acclaimed Ward 2: Ponoka *Jess, Lorrie** acclaimed Ward 3: Rimbey-BlufftonCrestomere-Ferrybank colony *Bratland, Trudy** acclaimed Ward 4: Eckville-BentleyBlackfalds-Bentley and Leedale colonies Hansen, Pamela 381 *Engen, Karin 259 Sutherland, Peter 81 Ward 5: Lacombe (elect two) *Huff, Robert 1,737 *Walker, Barb 1,371 Anderson, Donna 747 Tutty, Wayne 663

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St. Thomas Aquinas Trustees (Elect nine) Ponoka Electoral Subdivision No. 1 (elect one) Svitich, Dan** acclaimws Lacombe Electoral Subdivision No. 2 (elect one) *Hibbs, Thalia** acclaimed Leduc Electoral Subdivision No. 1 (elect two) Lamer, Michelle** acclaimed *Richert, Karen** acclaimed Beaumont Electoral Subdivision No. 2 (elect one) *Chalifoux, Dan** acclaimed Ward 2-Wetaskiwin (elect two) Greenridge, Angela 341 *Tomkinson, John 313 *Effon, Henry Tettey 277

Ward 4-Drayton Valley (elect two) *Bannard, Sandra** acclaimed *Kathol, Susan** acclaimed Greater North Central Francophone Trustees (elect seven trustees: one Catholic trustee from Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Jasper and Wainwright ward, one Catholic trustee from the St. AlbertLegal ward, three Catholic trustees from the Edmonton ward, and two Public trustees at-large) Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Jasper and Wainwright ward (elect one) *Lorrain, Nicole** acclaimed

SCHOOL BOARDS Here is the unofficial list of Monday’s school trustee election results for Central Alberta school boards. * denotes incumbent ** denotes acclaimed Chinook’s Edge Trustees (elect one in each of nine wards) Ward 1: Sylvan Lake Swainson, Jackie 680 *Matejka, Joe-Anne 465 Ward 2: Penhold-River GlenPoplar Ridge *Cooper, Sherry** acclaimed Ward 3: Delburne-Elnora *Butler, Colleen** acclaimed Ward 4: Innisfail Bilton, Holly 641 Baird, Derek 564 Thompson, Linnea 145 Ward 5: Bowden-Spruce View *Huelsman, Connie 573 Possakka, Linda 360 Ward 6: Sundre *Fisher, Ron** acclaimed Ward 7: Olds-Reed Ranch *James, Trudy** acclaimed Ward 8: Didsbury *Kerr, Gord** acclaimed Ward 9: Carstairs-CremonaMidway Ball, Sheldon** acclaimed Clearview Trustees (elect one in each of five wards, except elect two in Ward 3 Stettler for a total of six) Ward 1: Erskine-Donalda and areas *Neitz, Cheri 289 Standage, Patricia 131 Ward 2: Big Valley and areas *Cassidy, Yvette** acclaimed Ward 3: Stettler Gerlitz, Staci 748 Goodwin, Dave 585 *Simons, Peter 422 Ward 4: Botha, Gadsby, Byemoore, Halkirk and areas Schofer, John 207 *Maginn, Rhonda 130 Ward 5: Castor and area *Holloway, Karen**acclaimed Ward 6: Coronation, Brownffield and areas *Checkel, Ken** acclaimed Wild Rose Trustees (elect one in each of five wards, except elect two in Ward 1 Drayton Valley for a total of six) Ward 1: Drayton Valley (elect two) *McClure, Nancy 1,388 Scott, Daryl 1,221

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HUTTERITES: Wonderful discovering talents Nobody had asked him his preference before assigning him this job. If they had, he said he would have told them he wanted to become an electrician. Waldner now helps run several successful businesses that various members of the nine former Hutterites are also involved with, including construction and commercial and residential cleaning. He said it’s been wonderful discovering his “Godgiven talents. ... Before I didn’t even know I had any skills.” His cousin, Karen Waldner, is also happy to have new choices in life since leaving the Manitoba colony. As an individual, she said she could, for the first time, ask herself which colours she preferred in her clothing and which kind of home decor items she wanted. She even discovered an interest and talent for interior design. “Even the simplest things,” she said, like going out for dinner with her husband, were a new experience. Living on the colony for women means leaving school at 15 or 17 to learn to cook and sew, recalled Karen, who has a Grade 9 education. While child-bearing is a primary role for Hutterite females, Karen said she and her sisters were kept in the dark about sexuality. She was never told about menstruation, but only given feminine hygiene products to use by her mother. While she observed pregnant women in the colony, she said, their state was never openly acknowledged. Karen, who is now married to a former Hutterite from North Dakota, is happy to have freedom of knowledge and of practising her born-again Christianity without persecution. She and the other co-authors wrote the self-published book to share their experiences with others. Rodney Waldner said he hopes their stories resonate with people who have to overcome obstacles in their own lives. “I want to give them hope that God helped us. We have a responsibility to share this message.” The authors will appear at a meet-and-greet session at Chapters in Red Deer on Monday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Their book will be available at the store. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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LIFESTYLE HOROSCOPES WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Ryan Reynolds, 37; Masiela Lusha, 28; Jessica Stroup, 27 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Happy birthday, dear Scorpio! The Sun leaves behind graceful Libra and welcomes in its throne the passionate sign of Scorpio. A period of unfathomable force and raw-like desires urges us to be utterly honest with our innermost cravings. Nothing is taken lightly when Scorpio takes over the Sun’s kingdom. Experiences lived now need to be real in substance. Anything fake or superficial has no place when this intense water sign is dominating our spirit. An air of mystified energy prevails. The suspense is on. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this ASTRO is your kind of year where DOYNA your own personal needs will be easily matched with your purpose in life. Emotionality is high, but not to the point where you cannot control it. Experiences lived now will give you a new sense of direction in life. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You no longer want to unite through another individual; you also want a soul merging experience that will satisfy your innermost desires. This is also when money ponders heavily on your mind. Confidential talks that will come to your rescue will also predominate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your focus will be projected onto another being that you so much appreciate and admire in your life. Someone that has been by your side will become one of your most valuable commodities. Embrace sharing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): During this time, health related issues will ask you to take a closer look at your physical and spiritual wellbeing. Bring necessary changes into your everyday life. You may consider cutting off your working hours and increasing your sleeping time. CANCER (June 21-July 22): There is a time when we look forward to fully displaying our talents. Your stage is fully lit for your performance, be it real or a simple improvisation. The beauty lies in the journey that you get to spend throughout this entire experience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You consciously know that there are times when you should take it down a notch and focus on private matters. Introversion and a sense of familiarity will make you feel much more fulfilled than being in the limelight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Despite the ongoing disruptions and some unavoidable miscommunication, your adrenaline rush knows no delays or shortages. You are still able to come into contact with your audience and stay well focused into the game. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your own sense of worthiness and your self-esteem will undergo through a constructive critique. In fact, you may be prone to judging yourself according to what you own and to how much you are earning. You have the potential to do some really lucrative budgeting. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You come along as direct and expressive in your approach and you would appreciate others to act likewise. Don’t set yourself limits or fear to explore. Right now, you have so much more to gain just by simply having faith in your own abilities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): These solitude moments request of you to work on your life from its very core and establish solid foundations. You may want to spend some quality time with a dear one and fantasize about dream nest together. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are getting closer to your hopes and wishes, yet there is still some work to be done in your aspiration list. Your current living situation may induce you to yearn for more consequential things than the ones you once were used to. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may come up with a few attention-grabbing ideas or some lucrative plan concerning your future vocation. Your road ahead may not be entirely paved, but you have a strong sense of purpose and direction. Remain creative. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Deep down inside, you strongly believe that you can recreate the family unit you once had. Your desire to prosper and become something more meaningful in your domestic life grows bigger by the day.

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HILLBILLIE TWANG Red Deer Public School superintendant Piet Langstraat has a good laugh as Shania Twang, left, and Polly Darton reminisce a little about the history of Fairview Elementary School on Friday. Twang, aka former Fairview teacher Flo Bray, and Darton, the current librarian at the school, sang to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies theme song. Fairview Elementary celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Favouritism at work frustrates hard-working employee Dear Annie: I love my job, but I constantly see favouritism among the management staff. One in particular frustrates me. “Joe” was hired because of “what he brings to the table.” What he brings to the table is sitting at his desk surfing the Internet, talking to his friends and family, and playing games on his phone. In the meantime, the rest of us are working hard and getting nowhere. Why is it that people who pretend to work are the ones who get promoted? It just doesn’t make sense. Are employers really that blind? I’ve tried talking to my manager, who does nothing, as well as human resources, which sends me back to the manager. I get nowhere. I don’t want to come across as a bitter employee or a tattletale, but it is frustrating to see this type of behavior, and it brings down office morale, causing tension and friction. How do I make this stop? — Working Hard Dear Working: If you have taken the matter to the manager and human resources without result, there is nothing more you can do through

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ANNIE ANNIE normal channels. What’s left is your personal response. If you like your job and wish to stay, you’ll have to ignore Joe and whatever his “table” lacks, in the hope that someday he will be found out and your hard work will be appreciated. Your second option is to look for another job where management takes these things seriously. Dear Annie: After having no contact with us in 23 years, my husband’s nephew decided to move back to our state with his wife and build a new home. My husband agreed to do the plumbing for nothing, but at the very least expected to be paid

a small amount for the three 40-mile trips he drove to perform the work. This apparently never entered his nephew’s mind. Also, in the three years since the home was built, we never have been invited to family gatherings there, not even those that included the nephew’s mother (my husband’s sister). Should my husband say something or remain quiet in order to keep the peace? — Annoyed Aunt Dear Aunt: First of all, if your husband said he would do the work for free, the nephew no doubt assumed that included all associated costs. Of course, it would have been gracious and considerate to offer some reimbursement for the trip, but if your husband expected remuneration, he needed to

make it clear from the start. Since he did not, it’s pointless to hold onto that grudge. Invitations are a separate matter. You had no contact with this nephew for 23 years, so obviously, the relationship is not close. A dinner invitation would have been a nice “thank you” for the plumbing, but it likely didn’t occur to the nephew to do so. We don’t believe it is an intentional slight. So, have you invited them to your home for dinner? That would be a good place to start warming up this relationship, teaching him nicely how to extend hospitality. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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A kinder, gentler Carrie 2013 VERSION PALES IN COMPARISON TO 1976 ORIGINAL Carrie 2 stars (out of four) Rated 14A BY BRUCE DEMARA ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES The new Carrie remake is literally a pallid imitation of the original. Comparisons to the 1976 film by Brian De Palma are inevitable — let’s pretend the 2002 TV version never happened — and by virtually every measure, the latest is a kinder, gentler version. That’s surely not what the good people at MGM and Screen Gems were aiming for. Based on the novel by Stephen King, the plot is now familiar territory for expectant audiences. Carrie White, a shy, awkward teenager, has a burgeoning gift: telekinesis, the ability to move objects with her mind. Unfortunately, Carrie also has a fanatically religious mother at home who never bothered to explain certain rites of womanhood, including the onset of menstruation. So when Carrie begins bleeding in the gym shower at school and fears the worst, she gets the opposite of support from her peers, who chant cruelly and pelt her with tampons. In the digital media age, her chief tormentor, Chris Hargensen, records the event on her iPhone for posterity, a move she’ll come to regret. Remorseful classmate Sue Snell persuades her boyfriend Tommy Ross to ask Carrie as his date to the upcoming prom. After Miss Desjardin, the sympathetic gym teacher, bans Chris from said social event, Chris plots revenge with her boyfriend, Billy, involving a bucket of pig’s blood. And when Carrie is humiliated at the prom, she wreaks a terrible vengeance on those present. Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) does make one improvement over the original, casting actors who actually look like teenagers rather than young adults well into their college years. And while Sissy Spacek as Carrie and Piper Laurie as her mother both earned Oscar nominations for their performances in the original, no one is holding out any hope that history will repeat itself here. Chloë Grace Moretz portrays Carrie with the requisite doe-eyed innocence and awkwardness of adolescence and the stellar Julianne Moore presents us with a compelling portrait of evil — a tormented, self-mutilating woman whose good intentions are so clearly out of step with reality. But the relationship — so central to the story — between mother and daughter simply doesn’t gel

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Chloë Grace Moretz portrays Carrie with the requisite doe-eyed innocence and awkwardness of adolescence. Unfortunately, the relationship between mother and daughter — so central to the story — simply doesn’t gel here, robbing the film of one of its essential pillars. here, robbing the film of one of its essential pillars. Ansel Elgort, who bears a passable resemblance of hockey superstar Sidney Crosby (only taller), does fine work as doomed golden boy Tommy Ross and Judy Greer is a feisty and compassionate Miss Desjardin. But Gabriella Wilde as good girl Sue Snell is too tentative and easily outshone by Portia Doubleday as Chris, her deliciously wicked counterpart. But Peirce’s biggest misstep is in the climactic scene that everyone is so eagerly anticipating, the carnage unleashed by Carrie’s telekinetic fury. Bless DePalma’s blood-soaked sensibility, he presented a climax — employing split-screens for greater effect — that generated waves of cathartic

pleasure. By comparison, Pierce’s is restrained in all the wrong ways. Surely the CGI/ VFX capabilities of 2013, compared to the paltry bag of tricks available in the mid-1970s, could have been better employed to give the audience spectacle on a grander scale. Even the showdown scene between Carrie and her mother feels disappointing. Only in delivering well-deserved retribution to the evil Chris and Billy does Peirce outshine her predecessor. Carrie 2013, filmed in the Toronto area, provides another cautionary lesson to studio decision-makers about the wisdom of remakes. If you’re going to do it, do it bigger, better and — in the case of horror films — bloodier. If not, don’t bother.

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NEW YORK — Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kardashian’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged. E! News first reported that West proposed to Kardashian Monday — her 33rd birthday — in front of family and friends at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter North West, in June. A photo posted on Instagram shows a screen at the stadium that reads

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announcements RHODES Garry Ivan May 22, 1948 - Oct. 20, 2013 Garry Rhodes of Calgary passed away peacefully on October 20, 2013. Garry is survived by his wife Wendy; children-Connie (John), Cindy (Jeff), and Jason (Melissa); grandchildren-Julia, Michelle, Kieran, Tristan, Ciara, Makayla and Kaylee; sisters-Myrna ( B i l l ) , K a t h y, J o y c e ; a n d brother-George (Dodie); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1L2) on T h u r s d a y, O c t o b e r 2 4 t h , 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Allergy alert, please do not wear fragrance to the funeral. To email condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOMES Ltd. Okotoks 403-938-3111.

MOLESKY Margaret “Peggy” 1919 - 2013 Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Molesky (nee Dunn) died at the Kipnes Veterans Home in Edmonton on Monday, October 21, 2013, at the age of 94 years. Peggy served overseas with the Canadian Army as a nurse during the Second World War. Her service enabled her to fulfill her dream of going to University at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and graduating with a BScN in Nursing in 1948. She travelled to Calgary to work as an instructor in the Holy Cross School of Nursing where she was introduced to her future husband, Benedict Molesky. They were married and moved from Calgary to Red Deer in 1961. They were married for 57 years until Ben’s death in 2007. Peggy will always be remembered as the stabilizing force in the Molesky family and fostered the values of learning and independence in all her children. She will remain forever in the hearts of her loving family of eight daughters, Patricia (Dale), Pauline, Joanne (John) and their children, Mackenzie and Ben, Collette (Al), Marion, Miriam (Loren) and their children, Shannon and Andy, Michelle (Rik) and their daughter, Harley, Lisa (Marc) and their children Eric, Luc, Sophie and Paul, three sons, Peter (Linda) and their daughters, Meaghan, Danielle and Kirsten, Stephen (Debbie) and their children, Sean, Cameron and Allison, Ben (Keri) and their sons, Nicholas, Patrick and Mark. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Calum and Ava, her sister, Patricia Ferguson, and brothers, Gerard, Francis, Tony, and Michael Dunn. She was predeceased by her sister, Tillie Dauphinee. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peggy’s honour may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

Obituaries 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 www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

GORDON Gladys Gordon of Red Deer passed away at 6:30 am October 20, 2013 at the age of 87. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Ernie of Vancouver, Larry (Dawn) of Bentley; five grandchildren; Terri, Angie, Rebecca, Randi and Shawn as well as four great grandchildren. A tea celebrating Gladys’ life will take place at the Golden Circle, 4620 - 47A Ave. R.D. on October 27, 2-4 pm.

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PLANTE Jason L. Plante a resident of Red Deer, AB died suddenly on Friday, October 18, 2013. Predeceased by father Gord Hamilton and mother in law Gwen Woods; Jason is survived by his wife Nadine Woods of Red Deer, AB; daughters Paige Burroughs (Devin Holzer), Reyna Plante and Alyeah Plante all of Red D e e r, A B ; p a r e n t s J e a n Hamilton of Vancouver, BC and Lionel Plante of Sorel, QUE; father in law Ken Woods of Red Deer, AB; sister in law Abby Woods; brothers Ti-Ga Plante, Daniel Plante both of Sorel, QUE, and Jon Plante (Tiffany Baker) of Red Deer, AB. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the Heartland Chapel of the Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, AB at 2:00 PM, with interment to follow in the Big Valley Cemetery, Big Valley, AB. Memorial donations may be made to the Jason Plante Children’s Fund, payable to Reyna Plant c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, S t e t t l e r, A B , T 0 C 2 L 0 . Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com STETTLER FUNERAL HOME 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.

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* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 lstouffer@1strateenergy.ca

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 @gmail.com 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.

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: qtestltd@telus.net or Phone 403-887-5630.

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

BRAHMATECH LTD Journeyman & Apprentice Electricians and Instrument Techs WANTED Red Deer Based Oilfield Company. Home Every Night. Top wages paid. info@brahmatech.ca Fax: 403-346-7644 Start Nov. 1st, 2013 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: jagare2@gmail.com 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 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@ gmail.com

LOOKING FOR BOILER OPERATORS with tickets for work in Central Alberta and Northeastern BC. Submit resumes to info@gtchandler.com or fax to: 403-886-2223 LOOKING for Class 1 and Class 3 driver/operators of Superheater and Swampers. First Aid and H2S an asset. Competive wages, medical/dental plans. Lots of out of town work, camps or hotels provided. Send resume to rpower@ interceptenergy.ca com or bklassen@ interceptenergy.ca

SERVICE RIG

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS and DERRICK HANDS Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: hr@bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

Wise Intervention Services Inc. is now hiring for the following positions:

* Downhole Tool Supervisors * Coil Tubing Rig Managers * Crane Truck Operators * Nitrogen Pump Operators * Fluid Pump Operators * Mechanics 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: jobs@wiseisi.com or by fax to 403-340-1046

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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. haulinacid.com

GASOLINE ALLEY LOCATION

Oilfield

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(formerly Sam’s Cafe) is now taking applications for Full Time/Part time COOK, DISHWASHER, SERVERS, BARTENDERS. Bring resume to 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer

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FORMULA POWELL is seeking a F/T

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

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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

IN BLACKFALDS Maintain repairs, maint of equipment, CVIP license an asset, own tools and Class 5 Drivers License required. Further training to meet the company safety requirements provided. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening in effect. Interested applicants should forward resume to branch manager: Kevin.stering@ formulapowell.com Fax: 403-885-5454

GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires

SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email info@goodmenroofing.ca or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Mechanic Position Oil Boss Rentals, is a registered Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station. We currently have a mechanics position open. This individual must be a 3rd year apprentice minimum, self-motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic with solid work ethic. An ideal candidate would have some fabrication experience, enjoy building equipment from scratch, be easy to get along with and be able to think outside the box when necessary.

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OWEN OIL TOOLS Required Immediately Experienced CNC Operators/Machinists and Production Workers willing to work various shifts. We offer: RESPECT, Full Benefit package and competitive salary. Please e-mail resume to Jim.Nowicki@corelab.com TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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

Concrete finisher

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

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Truckers/ Drivers

DRIVER req’d. for city & rural deliveries, must be able to work alone and with others. Duties incl. driving, shipping/receiving and customer service. Class 3 with air ticket and abstract is req’d. Drop resume off at Weldco #11, 7491 49th Ave. or fax to 403-346-1065. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. Start your career! See Help Wanted

LOCAL freight company req’s P & D body job driver for Red Deer/Edmonton run. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to Rocky Fast Express 403-845-2432

to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company. Misc. All applicants must be Help flexible for hours and dedicated due to a Academic Express demanding production ADULT EDUCATION schedule. Benefits are AND TRAINING paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work is needed. Wage will be FALL START based on experience, attitude, and desire to • GED preparation commit to long term to start November 5 employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or The position will break Gov’t of Alberta Funding email to k.kooiker@ down as follows: may be available. • 60% repairs and main- eaglebuilders.ca. We thank all applicants for their tenance on rental equipment 403-340-1930 • 15% on heavy trucks applications, but only those www.academicexpress.ca selected for an interview and trailers will be contacted. • 10% on light duty trucks • 10% on fabrication SHEET Metal Installer • 5% paperwork and required with residential program management and retro-fit experience. ADULT CARRIERS HVAC Service Person This individual will also act NEEDED also required. as the shop foreman and Attractive wages and For delivery of insure that the shop is kept benefits. Great hours. the morning clean and organized. Shop person needed for ADVOCATE This position will be home full time work. 95% of the time. in Red Deer, by e-mail: brad@ On average 2-3 nights a comfortecheating.com 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk month out of town. or Fax resume to: Regular Schedule, 5/2 or 10/4 403-309-8302 (Reliable vehicle needed) Competitive Wages, Benefits, Dedicated Service Truck. STAIR MANUFACTURER Applicant must have a Req’s F/T workers to build DEER PARK AREA clean Driver’s Abstract stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carDempsey St. & To apply please email pentry skills. Salary based Drummond. Ave. your resume to: on skill level. Benefits Gerry@oilbossrentals.com avail. Apply in person at Area or fax to 1-866-914-7507 100, 7491 Edgar 70 Papers Industrial Bend. email: $375/mo. CELEBRATIONS earl707@telus.net. and/or HAPPEN EVERY DAY fax 403-347-7913 IN CLASSIFIEDS EASTVIEW AREA WATER WELL DRILLING Ellenwood Dr. & COMPANY IN BENTLEY OK TIRE SOUTH REQ’S EXPERIENCED Erickson Dr. Area REQUIRES AN

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

2nd yr, 3rd yr, 4th yr or licensed. Apply in person, 3218 49 Ave. Red Deer Right behind BP’s South. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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60 papers $321/mo.

ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres Area 67 papers $360/mo. ALSO Rowell Cl. Reichley St. & Robinson Cres. area. 115 Papers $616./mo Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information

MAINTENANCE POSITION

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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.

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

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

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

is looking for an experienced

OUTSIDE SALES PERSON For the Central Alberta region

Apply in person at any location or send resume to: Email:kfcjobsrd@yahoo.ca or Fax: (403) 341-3820

This person must have: • Experience in Outside Sales • Be self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills • Experience with landscaping or construction products is a definite asset Excellent wages and benefits. 325762J28

Req’d for an oilfield fabrication ASME facility. Must be able to identify and source pipe, fittings, instrumentation. Review requisition orders for accuracy and verify availability with suppliers. Prepare and maintain job purchasing files, reports and price lists. Previous experience is necessary. We offer above industry wages and comprehensive benefit package. Please email resumes to careers@fusionpro.ca

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 @gmail.com

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THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS at all stations, prep, sea food, operating as apps., entres. etc. Must be MCDONALD’S avail. nights and weekends. RESTAURANTS MUST HAVE: of Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler • 2-3 yrs. post secondary ALL WEATHER WINDOWS education. and Red Deer (Gasoline is seeking a • 2-5 yrs. training Alley East and West) SERVICE TECHNICIAN. are now hiring FULL TIME • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. • Provide references AND PART TIME Responsibilities : The hourly rate will be Food Counter Attendants. -Installation/repair of windows $13.10 per hour Basic duties include making and doors food and serving customers. Rusty Pelican Restaurant -Installation of glass All stores are 24 hours, -Replacing sealed units and 2079 50 AVE. except Stettler, which has door slabs, making screens, Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 extended late night hours adjusting windows and doors, Call 403-347-1414 and applicants must be and replacing casings or Fax to: 403-347-1161 willing to work flexible shifts, including evening, Must have valid class 5 weekends and nights shifts. drivers license and be Students, stay home willing to undergo a moms, retired persons, Drug & Alcohol test. we offer part time flexibility to fit your lifestyle, as well To apply please visit as scholarship programs allweatherwindows.com for students. Wages range The Tap House Pub & Grill from $10.50 to 11.00 per req’s full and part time ALPINE DRYWALL hour and we will train. cooks. Apply with resume Immed. openings for Benefits are included and at 1927 Gaetz Avenue tradespersons. Commercial. we offer opportunities for between 2-5 pm. Phone 403-348-8640 advancement. Apply in person at the store, on line CERTIFIED WELDER at cbay22.telus.net or mail Sales & Permanent resume to 4419 Hwy 2A, Certified Welders Distributors Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8 $28 - $45 per hour ELEMENTS is looking for dependent on level of exp. Group benefit plan after 3 5 retail sales reps. selling month probation. season gift packages and personal care products in • Red Seal Welder or equiv. academic & exp. Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + • Min, 2 yrs welding exp. at a Journeyman level bonus & comm. FT. No LINE COOKS exp. req`d. Please email • Familiar with working PREP COOK & outdoors in remote loelementsreddeer@gmail.com DISHWASHERS cations and all weather NEEDED FLURRIES SHEEPSKIN conditions Cooks start at $15./hr is looking for 5 SALES • Working knowledge of Dishwasher start @$12.hr REPS, selling shoes & pertinent industry Must be willing to work apparel, at our Parkland • regulations and OH&S. varying shifts. Exc. wages Mall. 4747 67 St. Red and benefits. Must have Deer. $12.10/hr. + bonus COPP’S SERVICES INC. reliable transportation. & comm. F/T Position. No 225 Burnt Ridge Rd. Red Apply in person to Sandy exp. req’d. Email Deer County, AB T4S 2L4 at Glenn’s Restaurant on Flurriesrd@gmail.com Phone: 403 347-6222 Gasoline Alley or phone for Email: HR@coppsinc.ca an app’t. 403-346-5448. GUEST SERVICES Fax 403-403-5447 SUPERVISOR www,.coppsinc.ca Bower Place Red Deer, AB CRIBBER & LABORERS wanted. Start MONDAY We are looking for a team OCT. 21 . 4 - 5 wks work leader that is highly in Red Deer. Wage motivated, hardworking negotiable. Contact and energetic and who Kristian @ 403-588-1581 will be responsible for DNR Powerline communicating and LUCKY’S LOUNGE Construction requires providing ‘First Class’ located in Jackpot Casino, customer service at Bower Journeyman/ requires Experienced Apprentices/Labourers for Place Shopping Centre. F/T or P/T Servers. various projects in Alberta. Please apply in person at Requirements: Minimum 3 Long term employment. 4950 47 Ave. Excellent opportunity for years of customer No phone calls please apprenticeship. Excellent service/retail industry benefit packages. Fax experience. Strong skills X-STATIC resume to 403-742-5759 in Word, Excel, and basic is now accepting or email: dnrwelding1 accounting. applications for P/T exp. @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: Noel. No Phone calls DOOR PERSONNEL For more details or if you please. Drug and Alcohol are interested in applying Apply in person after 3 program in effect. for this position, please visit our website at DNR Pressure Welding www.BentallKennedy.com. requires Labourers for various projects in Alberta. LOOKING FOR LIQUOR Long term employment. STORE SALE CLERK, Excellent opportunity for F/T jobs, $11/hr, must be able apprenticeship. Excellent to work night & weekends benefit packages. Fax & pass criminal check, resume to 403-742-5759 drop off resume in person, or email: dnrwelding1 112 5th St SE Sundre AB. @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: RETAIL CLOTHING Ryan. No Phone calls Synik Clothing, Gasoline Alley. please. Drug and Alcohol 1 F/T position. Apply program in effect. w/resume. See ad on kijiji. F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS SOAP Stories is seeking 5 - Good hours, home every retail sales reps. Selling night, $4000-$6000/mo. s o a p & b a t h p r o d u c t s . Contractor must have truck $12.10 hr + bonus & com- or van. Tools, supplies & mission. Ft No exp. req`d. ladders required. Training Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. provided, no experience Red Deer. email resume to needed. Apply to: premierjobrd@gmail.com satjobs@shaw.ca

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

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TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced Snubbing Operators. Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com fax 403-844-2148

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Restaurant/ Hotel

CAMERON BAY HOLDINGS INC.

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

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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.

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To apply fax resume to (403) 347-4980 or email jobs@proform.ab.ca

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

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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.

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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.

TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306


RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here

DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2006 34’ Gulf Stream Yellowstone. Sleeps 4, 3 slides, new awning, washer, dryer hookup, equipped w/Arctic & Sub Arctic pkgs, custom skirt & more! $34,900. 403-8878405

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

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

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

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

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

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

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

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

DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

DO YOU HAVE A BOAT TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $18,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A JEEP TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

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

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

DO YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 HR Imperial

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

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

DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

DO YOU HAVE A SEADOO TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $20888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $8888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2007 FORD FUSION.

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

DO YOU HAVE A CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

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

2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $8000 obo SOLD

DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

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

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

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2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded. One owner. $7800. Call 403-396-0722.

2005 PONTIAC G6 GT, 3.5L, V6, 200HP, 4 spd auto, 4 dr, trifold sunroof, remote start, 81,832 km $8250. 403309-4255 or Picton82@shaw.ca

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

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

DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

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

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

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

AB Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2012 Tiffin Allegro

2013 Monte Carlo 38’

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

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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 sfhallcon@gmail.com or fax to 403-980-0558

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Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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

CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery (By 6:30 a.m.) in: Kentwood / Johnstone Crossing

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

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Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

Inglis Cres. LANCASTER AREA Long Close Law Close/ Lewis Close Langford Cres. Landry Bend Lawson Close

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

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FIELD PERSON

Insulation Cover Manufacturer is looking to train someone to take measurements and make simple drawings of oilfield and petrochemical equipment and assist in manufacturing as required. Anyone with knowledge of oilfield equipment would be ideal. Must have a dependable truck (compensation paid). $19/hr. to start with wage review and some benefits after 3 months. Please reply, with resume, to: cover@ telus.net or phone 403-343-3435

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

Homestead Firewood

For afternoon delivery once per week

CHOPPED Poplar free, you pick up 403-392-8385

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.

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

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 denw70@hotmail.com

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

In the towns of:

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

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

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

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

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

To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 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 canpak@xplornet.ca

TRANSX

F/T Entry Level Mechanics helper. Valid driver’s licence & basic tools req’d. Possible apprenticeship available. Competitive wage and benefits. Please fax resume to: Attn: Ted 403-341-3691 WEEKEND dispatchers req’d. immediately. Knowledge of Red Deer essential. Will require good verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295

X-STATIC

is now accepting applications for P/T exp.

LOGS

Household Furnishings

1720

Apply in person after 3

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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

F1B GOLDEN DOODLES, black now but will brindle as they get older. Non shedding, well handled, long time breeder. $900. Delivered to Alberta. Text 306-521-1371 or call 306-792-2113 www.furtettishfarm.ca MINI SCHNAUZER puppies, ready to go $650/ea. 403-746-0007, 877-3352

Sporting Goods

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. HIE-A-BED. $200. 403-347-4111 LOOKER OFFICE FURNITURE ANNUAL GARAGE SALE ON NOW TILL OCT. 26! Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 6 pm #3 - 5015-48 St. Red Deer (next to CNIB and across from Original Joes) Workstations, desks, task chairs, guest chairs, dividing panels, file cabinets and more!! BLOWOUT PRICES!!!! Please call 403-346-8827† for more information. ROUND 40” MAPLE TABLE & 4 CHAIRS, $200. 403-352-8811

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Sale

1760

DARBY AIR CONDITIONER with hoses. Exc. cond. MOVING. $125 obo. 403-347-0104. DECK TABLE, in green metal, with glass top, 38”x60”, 4 chairs, 1 matching rocker chair. New, was $700. Asking $95. 8’ LIVE CACTUS PLANT $45. 3 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING CARPETS, clean. $20/ea. 403-352-8811

1860

SATURN front seat covers $10 403-347-8726

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

MORRISROE MANOR

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

1870

THE NORDIC

CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Cars

5030

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

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

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

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

1010

Accounting

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

Cleaning

1070

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

Contractors

1100

CONCRETE!

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

Eavestroughing

1130

Handyman Services

1200

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

1280

Misc. Services

1290

FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 TCM & Lensen Therapy In home care. Females preferred. 8 am-9 pm 4922 55 St. 403-986-1691

Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving S A F E S T E P WA L K I N Central AB. 403-318-4346 TUB, new $17,000 asking $5900. 346-4926 or 304-9813

Moving & Storage

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Seniors’ Services

1372

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

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Window Pampering at its Cleaning VELOX EAVESTROUGH BEST! Cleaning & Repairs. 403-986-6686 WINDOW CLEANING. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Outside / Inside / Both. Come in and see 403-506-4822 why we are the talk of the town. Escorts www.viimassage.biz Yard

1420

EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. 403-506-4822

1165

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

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666

JACK LALANNE’S STAINLESS STELL POWER JUICER. Like new. $75. 403-347-8726 OFFICE CHAIR, $75. GLASS HANGING LIGHT FIXTURE, $50. SHORT MUSKRAT FUR COAT, $75. 403-343-2906

UNWANTED Yard & Executive Touch House Items - Will haul to Massage (newly reno’d) land fill. Call 403-896-2108 (FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

INVACARE Power Wheelchair. $2250. Hardly used. 403-342-4318

Care

1430

RESIDENTIAL SNOW CLEARING. Affordable monthly contracts.

403-352-4034

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

1770

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

Cats

1830

4 BEAUTIFUL kittens to give away. 403-343-2522 FREE TO LOVING HOME. 4 golden orange 10 week old kittens, and 1 6 week old orphaned kitten, grey, white & cream calico runt. 403-782-3130 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! TO GIVE AWAY Beautiful long haired, mostly white calico, 2 yr. old Cat. Has shots and is declawed, inside cat only. Needs “Cat Whisperer”. 403-347-0601

5110

Fifth Wheels

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

3090

1900

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

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

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

3140

Warehouse Space

SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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

3190

Mobile Lot

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

wegot

homes

2005 LEXUS ES 330, lthr., 41100 kms., $15,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 1996 SATURN 4 dr. Very good cond. Equipped with Blue Ox towing. Worth $2100. 403-986-2004

VIEW ALL OUR 4010 PRODUCTS

4000-4190

Realtors & Services

at www.garymoe.com

rentals

3020

3 BDRM. main level, house, Johnstone Park. $1300 + d.d. 30% utils. incld’. Nov,. 1., no pets 403-970-3954, 805-6102

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. www.greatapartments.ca

Manufactured Homes

Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 gord.ing@remax.net Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

4020

Locally owned and family operated

SUV's

5040

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $18,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

www.laebon.com

2008 GMC ACADIA SLE,

Laebon Homes 346-7273 AWD, 8 passenger, $20,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

NEW CONDO

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

Acreages

4050

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

SOUTH HILL

Fantastic brand new Tri-Plex. Close to RD Hospital. All new, so be the first tenant to call this amazing place home. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Bi-level house offers huge living room windows facing treed area. Open concept kitchen with upgraded appls. This home combines perfect layout with modern design trends. Call now to book a viewing. Sorry no pets, N/S. Avail. NOW! HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or Lucie @ 403-396-9554

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 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

2008 BMW X5 4.8i AWD, pana-roof, lthr., $36,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

5180

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

Businesses For Sale

2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD, lthr., sunroof, $24,888 7652 Gaetz Ave., Sport & Import

4140

LIMO COMPANY. Includes 2 stretch SUV’s. Call for more details. 403-343-0649

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

5240

PUBLIC NOTICES

6010

NOTICE OF BANKRUPTCY AND FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF DARREN BLAINE SCHNEIDER Notice is hereby given that the bankruptcy of the Estate of Darren Blaine Schneider occurred on the 15th day of October, 2013 and that the first meeting of creditors will be held on the 4th day of November, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at BDO Canada Limited Boardroom, 600, 4909 49th Street, Red Deer, Alberta.

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 600, 4909 49 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1V1

4090

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

5190

D a t e d a t R e d D e e r, Alberta, this 23rd day of October, 2013.

Manufactured Homes

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

Public Notices

FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

CLEARVIEW

Tires, Parts Acces.

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

ROSEDALE Bi-Level w/att. dbl. garage & det. shop/ garage. 4 bdrm., 3 bath. On quiet close. $429,000. See kijiji # 532958670. Call 403-309-4464

3040 3050

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.

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

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Newly Reno’d Mobile

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

5160

Boats & Marine

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

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE

3030

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

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

Auto Wreckers

CLASSIFICATIONS

Houses/ Duplexes

5150

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

wegot FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

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

ATV's

CLASSIFICATIONS

5754 71 STREET

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

5100

2011 KEYSTONE Alpine $54,900. OBO. Top of the line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, A MUST SEE TO BELIEVE For Rent Sub-zero insulation pckg. COLLECTOR’S DREAM. and much more. Avail. for 5 only, 4’ “DIM”. All furs, CLEAN, quiet, responsible, 2007 PONTIAC G5. Manual, viewing. Call 403 357 6950 130,000 km. Great cond. breathtaking designed wall Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 Winter & Summer tires. hangers. Not found in AB. Well. maint. N/S. $5550. Mountview: fully furn bdrm $200. 403-347-7405 403-342-4318 $500/$250. Working Male only. Call 403-396-2468

Condos/ Townhouses

CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $20888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Motorhomes

wegot

services

5050

Trucks

wheels

Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom suites perfect for all walks of life. Cat friendly. Plaza Apartments: 1(888)7849279 rentmidwest.com

3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 Houses bath, new paint & carpets For Sale & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Antiques Avail. to over 40 tenants. FREE Weekly list of & Art No pets. Off street parking properties for sale w/details, for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, prices, address, owner’s 1 PRINT, Approx. 15” x 30” DEER HEAD mount on D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 phone #, etc. 342-7355 Called the signing of shield $200 403-314-2026 4 BDRM. 2 1/2 bath, 5 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Peace Treaty Dance Party. DIE cast models, cars, appls, garage $1695 mo. www.homesreddeer.com A must see. $200. truck, and motorcycles, 403-782-7156 or 357-7465 403-347-7405 MASON MARTIN fairies, dragons and biker LIVE AT THE LAKE HOMES gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east NW corner of Gull Lake, Custom new homes end of Cash Casino 3 bdrms., ensuite, 4 pce. planning service. HIDE A BED, combination bath + bdrm. lower level, Kyle, 403-588-2550 radio/phonograph to give fireplace, dble det. garage away 403-347-5316 MUST SELL w/breeze way on 1/2 acre. New Home. 1335 sq.ft. $1200 /.mo + utils. INDOOR/OUTDOOR bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. Call Dennis 403-829-8291 ELECTRIC HEALTH 403-588-2550 GRILL. $45. 403-347-8726

1520

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

SPRUCEVALE SPACEMATE Gold treadGreat 2 bdrm apt w/balcony mill $100 403-309-3117 $945. Coin-op laundry. Or lower floor @ $895. Collectors' Sorry no pets, N/S. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 Items or Lucie @ 403-396-9554 8 ONLY. Indian Holy Men & Medicine Men Shields: Sarcee, Cree, Souis, Blackfoot. All approx. 24” 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, wide x 36” long. Generally N/S. No pets. found in Museum 403-596-2444 showcases. A must see! $200 for everything. 403-347-7405 Rooms

Travel Packages

DOOR PERSONNEL Misc. for

FURNACE DUCT CLEANING TECH REQ’D. IMMED. Wages neg. 403-506-4822

VANIER AREA

AFFORDABLE

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

WESTPARK AREA

ANDERS AREA

1660

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

1630

3060

Suites

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

1590

LIKE NEW, MEN’S BLACK TRENCH COAT. (Lined) Size 40. Reg $200, asking $60. 403-309-1838

Firewood

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

1840

Dogs

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

Normandeau Niven St. & Newton Cres. ALSO Nielson Close

1550

2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $8888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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Students describe fear during school shooting TEACHER KILLED, TWO STUDENTS WOUNDED AS 12-YEAR-OLD BOY GOES ON RAMPAGE IN SPARKS, NEVADA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPARKS, Nev. — Students cowered in fear and pleaded for their lives as a 12-year-old boy went on a schoolyard rampage with a handgun he brought from home, waving the weapon at frightened classmates and shooting a math teacher in the chest on a basketball court. The boy opened fire Monday morning on the Sparks Middle School campus in Nevada, wounding two boys and killing the teacher before he turned the gun on himself. Washoe County School District police revealed Tuesday that the seventh-grader brought the 9mm semi-automatic Ruger handgun from his home, but authorities were still working to determine how he obtained it. The student’s parents were co-operating with authorities and could face charges in the case, police said. The community has been left struggling to make sense of the latest episode of school violence to rock the United States less than a year after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, left 26 dead. That shooting re-ignited debate over gun control in general and how best to protect U.S. schools in particular. Eighth-grader Angelo Ferro recalled burying his face in his hands and pleading for his life as the boy waved the gun and threatened to shoot. Another seventh grader and Ferro’s math teacher, Michael Landsberry, lay gunned down nearby. “The whole time I was hoping Mr. L was OK, we’d all get through it, it was a bad dream,” Ferro told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Ferro, 13, was in the schoolyard with friends when the violence started. He heard a pop about 15 minutes before the morning bell rang but didn’t think much of it. Then he saw an injured boy clutching his wounded arm, and he watched Landsberry walk toward the gunman and take a bullet to the chest. Unable to get inside the lockeddown school, Ferro and others crouched against the building for safety but soon came face-to-face with the armed student. Ferro didn’t know the boy but said he and other frightened classmates tried to talk him out of firing. But something distracted the boy, and he didn’t shoot. “You could hear the panic,” Ferro said. “He left, thank God.” A series of emergency calls made from the school also reflected the terror of the situation,

Groups critical of U.S. drone program, question legality BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Children and a parents take a photo of a memorial with candles at Sparks Middle School on Monday in Sparks, Nev. The 12-year-old student who opened fire on the middle school campus, wounding two classmates and killing a teacher before he turned the gun on himself, got the weapon from his home, authorities said Tuesday. School District police said they are still working to determine how the boy obtained the 9mm semi-automatic Ruger handgun used in the Monday morning spree at Sparks Middle School. including an ominous report of “teacher down.” “Can you send please send police out here,” a panicked student told a dispatcher. “There’s a kid with a gun.” Authorities say they’re withholding the shooter’s name out of respect for his family. They provided no motive for the shooting but said they’ve interviewed 20 or 30 witnesses and are looking into any prior connections between the victims and the shooter. “Everybody wants to know why — that’s the big question,” Sparks Deputy Police Chief Tom Miller said. “The answer is, we don’t know right now.” Also on Tuesday, law enforcement and school officials again lauded the actions of Landsberry, a 45-year-old former Marine who tried to stop the rampage before he was killed. “I cannot express enough appreciation for Mr. Landsberry,” Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said at a news conference. “He truly is a hero.”

Students said they saw Landsberry walk calmly toward the shooter and ask him to hand over his weapon before he was killed. School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said Landsberry’s actions gave some students enough time to run to safety. Police said they believe the shooter at one point tried to enter the school but couldn’t open the door because of emergency lockdown procedures. After killing Landsberry, the boy fired at a second student, hitting him in the abdomen. He then shot himself in the head. The two 12-year-old boys who were wounded are in stable condition and recovering. Students from the middle school and neighbouring elementary school were evacuated to a high school after the shooting, and all classes were cancelled. The middle school will remain closed for the week, while an adjacent elementary school is set to reopen Wednesday. Sparks, just east of Reno, has a population of roughly 90,000.

Facebook to warn people about violent content after lifting ban on beheading videos BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Facebook announced Tuesday it was working on new ways to keep users from stumbling across gruesome content on its website following an outcry over the discovery of beheading videos there. The controversy — which has drawn critical comment from British Prime Minister David Cameron — illustrates the difficulty of setting a universal standard across the social network used by 1 billion people. Facing sharp criticism, Facebook Inc. issued a statement clarifying that violent videos were only allowed if they were presented as news or held up as atrocities to be condemned. “If they were being celebrated, or the actions in them encouraged, our approach would be different,” the company said in a statement. “However, since some people object to graphic video of this nature, we are working to give people additional control over the content they see. This may include warning them in advance that the image they are about to see contains graphic content.” Facebook banned beheading videos in May but recently lifted the prohibition — a development flagged by the BBC on Monday. A few groups have since condemned the social network for potentially exposing users to the violent content. Cameron, whose right-leaning government has unveiled several initiatives to censor objectionable

content online, said Tuesday allowing the beheading videos back on Facebook was “irresponsible.” Facebook’s administrators face constant pressure from interest groups trying to impose their own forms of censorship or fighting to lift restrictions they see as oppressive. Women’s rights groups want the company to crack down on misogynistic content; others have ridiculed Facebook’s ban on the depiction of female breasts. Some believers have urged the site ban what they see as blasphemous content, while others decry what they claim is Facebook’s censorship of pages critical of one religion or the other. Violent news content poses particularly thorny questions for a website that allows children as young as 13 to join. Should photos of heroic rescuers working during the Boston marathon bombings be banned because some people object to the sight of gore? While images of torture and abuse helped fuel the rage of the Arab pro-democracy demonstrators, should they have been banned for being too bloody? One free speech group said the fact that content is hard to watch didn’t mean it should be hidden. “Films about beheadings may be deeply upsetting and offensive, but they do expose the reality of violent acts that are taking place in the world today,” said Sean Gallagher of the London-based Index on Censorship. “When trying to draw a line about what should or shouldn’t be allowed, it’s important to look at context, not just content.”

WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan. Human Rights Watch alleged that 82 people, at least 57 of them civilians, were killed by the unmanned aircraft and other aerial strikes in Yemen between September 2012 and June 2013 and called such strikes unlawful or indiscriminate. Amnesty International called on the U.S. to investigate reports in Pakistan of civilian casualties, among them a 68-year-old grandmother hit while farming with her grandchildren. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said such strikes are unlawful or indiscriminate. Amnesty, based in London, said it is concerned that the attacks outlined in the report and others may have resulted in unlawful killings that constitute extrajudicial executions or war crimes. President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman, Jay Carney, said the U.S. “would strongly disagree” with any claims that the U.S. had acted improperly, arguing that American actions follow all applicable law. Repeating Obama’s defence of the drone policy earlier in the year, Carney said there must be “nearcertainty” of no civilian casualties before the U.S. proceeds with a drone strike. He said they’re not used when targets can instead be captured. “U.S. counterterrorism operations are precise, they are lawful and they are effective,” Carney said. Other methods of going after targets would result in even more civilian casualties “and ultimately empower those who thrive on violent conflict,” Carney said. He added that there’s a wide gap between U.S. assessment of drone-related civilian casualties and what some non-governmental groups have determined. Amnesty said the U.S. is so secretive about the drone program that there is no way to tell what steps it takes to prevent civilian casualties. They say it has “failed to commit to conduct investigations” into alleged deaths that have already occurred, and it called on the U.S. to comply with its obligations under international law by investigating the killings documented in the report and providing victims with “full reparation.” In its report about strikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch charged that each of six cases examined through interviews with Yemeni officials, witnesses and survivors, drone or other aerial strikes were carried out despite the presence of civilians, in contravention of the laws of war. The strikes are part of a joint U.S.-Yemeni campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, called the most dangerous al-Qaida branch. It’s blamed for a number of unsuccessful bomb plots aimed at Americans, including a failed plan to down a U.S.-bound airliner with explosive hidden in the bomber’s underwear and a second plot to send mail bombs on planes to the U.S. hidden in the toner cartridges of computer printers. The Yemeni Embassy in Washington said in a statement to The Associated Press that Yemen has adopted strict measures to avoid targeting militants in civilian areas, and only uses drones “in remote areas to target militants that are out of the reach of security personnel” who present an immediate danger because they “are planning to carry out terror attacks inside the capitals of governorates.” Among the six strikes detailed by Human Rights Watch is an attack in Sarar, in central Yemen on Sept. 2, 2012, in which two warplanes or drones attacked a minibus, killing a pregnant woman, three children and eight other people. The report said the apparent target, tribal leader Abd al-Raouf alDahab, was not in the vehicle. The Yemeni families were only compensated for the deaths after Human Rights Watch brought the case to the Yemeni government’s attention, the report said. The researchers also examined the U.S. cruise missile strike in al-Majalah in southern Abyan province on Dec. 17, 2009. The report said the Yemeni government described the attack as a Yemeni airstrike that killed 34 at a training camp, but a later Yemeni government inquiry found the strike actually killed 14 suspected AQAP fighters, but also at least 41 local civilians living in a Bedouin camp, including nine women and 21 children. The Yemeni president acknowledged the 2009 strike in an interview last year. The Yemeni Embassy statement Tuesday said the surviving families had been compensated. In Pakistan, the U.S. considers its drone program to be a key weapon against insurgent groups that it says stages cross-border forays into neighbouring Afghanistan. But the belief, widespread in Pakistan, that the strikes kill large numbers of civilians sparks resentment and complicates the two countries’ ability to co-ordinate efforts against militants based in the country, including al-Qaida.

Raymond loses power off Mexico’s Pacific coast but remains rain threat for soaked region ACAPULCO, Mexico — Hurricane Raymond weakened to barely a Category 1 storm Tuesday while still stalled off Mexico’s Pacific coast, pumping rain onto an already sodden region recovering from a battering by a tropical storm last month. Raymond was centred 100 miles (160 kilometres) from the beach resort of Zihuatanejo Tuesday evening, and its winds had dropped to 75 mph (150 kph), down from Category 3 on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was expected to weaken to a tropical storm by Wednesday and head out to sea. But stung by the tardy reaction to the damage and deaths from

Tropical Storm Manuel in September, authorities in Guerrero state took no chances, moving hundreds of people from isolated mountain communities and low-lying shore areas. More than 1,500 soldiers were sent into the area. Even if Raymond didn’t move inland, it could still cause floods and mudslides to an area reeling from more than $1.7 billion in damage and about 120 deaths from Manuel. “Slow and erratic motion is expected during the next 12 hours and Raymond could still move closer to the coast of Mexico,” the hurricane centre said. Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre urged people to stay off roads because of potentially dangerous rains. “The phenomenon’s behaviour

is completely erratic, completely unpredictable,” Aguirre said Monday night. There were no reports of torrential downpours, but rain fell and some streets flooded in soaked Acapulco, where city workers reinforced roads with sand bags. About 400 people were evacuated from hamlets around nearby Coyuca. In the mountain town of El Paraiso, authorities evacuated about 500 residents by Tuesday evening and planned to completely empty the village of 7,000 people because of possible landslides, said Guerrero state’s deputy secretary of civil protection, Constantino Gonzalez. Schools in most coastal communities west of Acapulco, including Zihuatanejo, were kept closed.

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