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Tara Veer, left, and her sister Marty Rogal celebrate as election results are announced at the One Eleven Grill in Red Deer on Monday.
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Veer vows to unify city JEFFERIES PONDERS FUTURE AFTER 18 YEARS IN PUBLIC OFFICE BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Tara Veer is Red Deer’s new mayor. Veer, a third-term councillor, took a deciding 9,400 votes, followed by Cindy Jefferies in a close second with 7,971 votes. An emotional Veer called Monday evening’s results surreal and thanked her volunteer team and supporters. “I am just honoured to be able to serve Red Deer in this capacity,” said Veer, 35. “It’s going to be a great four years and the best is yet to come.” Veer said she has had a love of politics since she was a young age. Veer said the city took a chance with her at a very young age as a councillor and now they have trusted her in the role of mayor. “I just feel so honoured and privileged to be able to represent the people of my community that I know and love so dearly,” said Veer. She said the goal now is to work with the new council and bring unity in the community. Jefferies, 50, thanked her team of volunteers and supporters for their work over the campaign. Disappointed, she said her team ran a good race but it did not go her way. Jefferies said she was unsure of the deciding issue. “It may have come down to the bike lanes,” said Jefferies, also a third-term councillor. “It may have come down to looking like I was the one who was going to take our city more forward and perhaps invest in it and spend a little more money. That may have been the issue but it’s really hard to say.” Jefferies said she is not worried about what is next for her. She has spent 18 years in public office, serving on Red Deer city council since 2004 and for nine years on Red Deer Public School District board before that. “I have a list a mile long of projects that I would like to work on,” said Jefferies. “I’m going to sit down over the next little bit and maybe take a holiday.”
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Family friend and campaign volunteer Anika Tough gives mayoral candidate Cindy Jefferies a hug after it was clear that Tara Veer would become Red Deer’s next mayor. other candidates may have lobbied harder and spent more money on their campaigns. Trepanier declined comment while Mason was unavailable. The race for the mayor’s chair be-
Placing third in the race was Dennis Trepanier with 1,513 votes, followed by William Horn with 951 votes and Chad Mason with 409 votes. Horn said he was obviously disappointed with the outcome. He said
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Incumbents dominate at the polls LEE, JOHNSTON AND HANDLEY BREAK THROUGH BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deerians clung tightly to all five council incumbents in Monday’s civic election. Dianne Wyntjes, Buck Buchanan, Lynne Mulder, Frank Wong and Paul Harris were all re-elected to Red Deer city council. That left three seats open to new candidates Lawrence Lee, Ken Johnston and Tanya Handley. Wyntjes received the most votes with 9,840, followed by Buchanan
RED DEER CITY COUNCIL guys.” Red Deer First launched their campaign early and was the first of its kind in a Red Deer municipal election. The six candidates shared the same principles of fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability, economic development, safer streets and quality of life. Red Deer First member Handley said campaigning as team was unique and helped her win. “The way I campaigned was a little different than 24 of the candidates. I had a great team behind me. Lots of help with sign repair and campaigning,” Handley said. But it was still a surprise to win, she said.
(8,434), Lee (8,406), Mulder (8,341), Wong (8,018), Johnston (7,134), Harris (6,631) and Handley (6,622). Dennis Moffat, the oldest candidate at 80, and a former councillor, did not get elected but took the ninth position with 5,437 votes. Buchanan said voters were probably overwhelmed with the record slate of 30 candidates and had a fear of the unknown. “I think there was a certain amount of angst in regards to some the Red Deer First people. I think there was this, ‘We don’t want this because we just don’t know about it,’ ” said Buchanan, a second-term councillor. “I think that helped the incumbents to a certain degree. We know these
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“My head is spinning a little right now. I don’t know how much sleep I’ll get tonight.” She said joining the five incumbents will be an “interesting proposition.” “They definitely have a lot of experience. I certainly need to learn from them and work together as a group and collaborate.” Harris said he was a little bit nervous looking at who will make up the city council. “There seems to be a little bit of a divide between progressive people and people who are regressive. Now is going to have to be the time to build some consensus and make sure that we can articulate why things need to be done and how they’re going to help the city,” said Harris, who has been on council for two terms.
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Red Deer City Coun. Dianne Wyntjes applauds as names are announced for those elected to council and school boards at the Golden Circle on Monday night. Wyntjes received the most votes of the eight councillors elected. slaughter. Shelby Herchak, 22, wiped away tears while an agreed statement of facts read into court said the boy’s injuries were consistent with a motor vehicle accident or a significant fall. “He has sustained severe injuries including a fractured skull and brain trauma. Surgery was attempted, but he was ultimately taken off life support and succumbed to the injuries,” Crown prosecutor Julie Morgan said as she recounted the facts. “The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Significant force was applied to the infant victim’s head — similar to forces in
a motor vehicle collision or a 10-foot fall, resulting in devastating, fatal injuries.” Herchak was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of son Daniel on Aug. 9, 2010.
The infant had been admitted to Alberta Children’s Hospital. Court heard there were no witnesses to what happened, but Herchak’s mother and father were in the home at the time.
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He was pleased fellow incumbents were re-elected and also excited to have new faces. Mulder, who will begin her third term on council, said she was also glad the incumbents were coming back along with some new blood. She said running against 30 candidates was not much different from running against 25 candidates in 2004, when she was first elected. It’s hard for the candidates to get to know each other when there are so many, which changes the flavour of the campaign, she said. “It was an interesting election. There was a lot more negativity, which I’m not used to,” Mulder said. Wyntjes said she was glad to see all the incumbents return. “We run individually as candidates, but now after the council is determined and sworn in, we have to come together to get the work done.” Lee said it was a daunting slate of candidates and voters had to decide if they really wanted to see a radical change on council. “I think people get a little nervous when they actually hit the polls. During the forums and the debates a lot of people were saying there needed to be change. I think it really sinks in after a while that the experience the present council had really means something.” Johnston said the incumbents have done well and voters trusted that team to continue to do well. “I look forward to some good debate, some good collaboration. I think really Red Deer has an incredible team going forward for the next four years,” Johnston said. Wong said it was tough with 30 candidates running for council and Red Deer could have benefited from a ward system. “But we’re a bit behind. We’re scared I guess. We don’t like change even though we say we embrace change,” said Wong, who has been on council since 2004. email@example.com
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A vote for Red Deer’s future Red Deerians have rejected the parsimonious approach to civic government. And they have opted for a mayor and a group of councillors who have proven skills and broad experience in running this city. So we can assume that the majority of citizens endorse the Red Deer we know: a city that delivers a broad range of quality services. And we can assume that most citizens expect the new council to approach the future in a similarly expansive way. (The results of Monday’s votes are clear; and if you chose not to vote, we can assume you either endorsed the status quo or you were too disinterested to do otherwise, so the rest of us looked after it for you.) Despite an undercurrent of dissatisfaction that ran through the campaign, the path mapped out over the course of the last nine years, under Mayor Morris Flewwelling and his council, has
OURVIEW JOHN STEWART resonated with voters. Putting six returning councillors back to work (one, Tara Veer, is now mayor; the other five incumbents are Lynne Mulder, Paul Harris, Dianne Wyntjes, Frank Wong and Buck Buchanan), and electing people with long track records of community service (Lawrence Lee and Ken Johnston) should ensure that Red Deer remains a progressive, dynamic city. And one that stays true to the principles entrenched over the last decade. Red Deer is a good place to live, and the people charged with forming its vision and guiding civic services toward that vision have, for the most part, got it right. But that doesn’t mean the voters, or council, should be smug or unmindful of the messages of discord we heard over the last few months as debate
raged about the future of Red Deer. Tanya Handley’s presence on the new council is a clear signal, if muted (she is the only Red Deer First candidate to be elected). We cannot forget what inspired many of the record number of candidates to run in this election: a frustration with the nature of decision making, a feeling that too little information is shared, and a firmly held belief that council has not always spent our money carefully. For many critics, the bike lane fiasco is the ultimate example of a council with a sometimes weak grasp on what its constituents want. Even if it was a decision made with the best of intentions — and it was — it failed on too many levels. The critics seethed about cost, breadth, consultation (or lack thereof) and cumbersome implementation, to name a few. It is up to Veer and her council to make sure they learned well from the criticism, and from the failure of the
bike lane pilot project. It is up to the rest of us to stay plugged in to the process of civic governance, so proposals that teeter can be tossed or reformed before they become a costly reality. In part, that means council must do a better job of keeping us informed. It also means council must do a better job of tuning in to public concerns. This group should have a short learning curve, given their collective experience. And they then can quickly get on with the business of enriching our lives. Red Deerians have elected a council that reflects a broad view of what it takes to maintain a livable city. (It’s also, over the longer term, the more costly choice.) But we can be excited that we have chosen to continue to build on our strengths, rather than to retrench or retreat. John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.
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You can’t dictate what knowledge is valuable Of the guest columnists in the Comment section of the Advocate, a byline I particularly like to follow is that of Gwyn Morgan. He’s an Albertan who has achieved business success and his opinions are a healthy mix of practical business and social studies. But his article on Monday, When skills, jobs at odds, stands as a good example of why business leaders can create rather poor public policy. Morgan believes so strongly in the correctness of a skills model for higher education that he sets aside his belief in freedom of choice. He also attempts to dictate the roles of our colleges and universities. And while doing so, he just adds more rotation GREG to a failed practice of profesNEIMAN sional associations chasing their tails. You can’t dictate what kind of learning is good and what kind is useless, and then wonder why the university graduates who listened to you can’t find jobs in their field of study. Alberta seems to cycle through oversupply and shortage of all kinds of professional skills, like the rotation of an oilsands bucket wheel. If borrowing $30,000 (plus savings and summer employment earnings) for a basic degree is a good investment, Morgan points to a CIBC study that says tacking on another $25,000 or more for an advanced degree is even better. But the CIBC statisticians (and Morgan) might have done better to poll the grads themselves. Doctor shortage? Not any more. As of 2010, Canada had 70,000 working physicians. That was 203 per 100,000 people, up 35 per cent since we recognized
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the shortage in 1980. New physicians, graduating with enormous debt, can’t make student loan payments, house payments and set up a practice on a new physician’s salary. So they are going back to school for the specialties that pay better — and then find they can’t find a clinic that will take them on and they’re back in general practice. Alberta has a high proportion of nurses with science degrees. But barely more than 30 per cent of our nurses have a full-time job (it’s over 60 per cent for the rest of Canada). Monday’s Advocate actually had an ad for full-time nursing positions. How many new grads will even have their applications read for those gems? Not many, if any, I suspect. In the skills that Morgan cherishes, engineers are finding long waits to land an engineering job. Twothirds of our graduating engineers end up working in a field outside of engineering, almost 30 per cent of them in “survival jobs,” according to the Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering. How many lawyers are too many in a society? The answer, it seems, is about the number we have right now. The hunt for unpaid articling positions is extremely competitive, and the prospects for young lawyers to move up the ladder in their firms is not great. But we graduate more and more each year. These are in the professions that restrict the number of students who can enter, but the demand for entry is way beyond what the professions can bear. Alberta has one school for dental hygienists. At the University of Alberta, entrants must first complete one year of a regular university program, and they only take about 40 new students a year. So what happens? An 18-month program in Ottawa is 70 per cent Alberta students. You can’t tell students which careers they should pursue, and you can’t tell universities where they should be putting all their resources.
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The CIBC report rather snorted about the practicality of a degree in medieval history. Morgan suggests that humanities classes with only 10 students ought to be cut outright. But a more rational approach says they should be kept — or even expanded. For most students, these are not their core programs; they are options that students in science, arts, and education can take to round out their studies, to develop a rational world view. That’s what makes a university degree different than a tech school diploma. A technician monitoring the readouts at a gas plant will make more money than a new lawyer, teacher and perhaps even a new doctor. So will a welder with experience and a willingness to work long shift rotations far from home. That’s the money market. The knowledge market runs on different parameters. Life is more than just gaining the biggest possible paycheque. Morgan claims that our ivory towers are graduating students without “foundation knowledge” as he puts it, while expecting businesses to fill the gaps. That’s backwards thinking, in my view. The “foundation knowledge” is taught in the programs Morgan says have no value. The middle way, it seems, lies in programs like Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business, in apprenticeship and trades programs — alongside the humanities. Besides, decades of pushing the professions is resulting in decades of indentured labour from highlyqualified people who can’t find jobs to match their training. But if you try to dictate through control of the budget process which programs are useful and which are not, you will only end up chasing your tail. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email email@example.com.
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OTTAWA — Health Minister Rona Ambrose suggested Monday there could soon be movement from Canada on U.S. pleas to outlaw addictive, generic formulations of the painkiller OxyContin amid a simmering dispute between the two countries. “I have been examining this issue, and as you know in the speech from
ernment science that is even greater than that suggested by the cases so far reported by the media,” Gary Corbett, the president of PIPSC, said Monday. Federal Information Commissioner
the throne, we did make a commitment to move forward with a prescription drug strategy, and so you’ll see that coming forward in the next while,” Ambrose said in Vancouver. Ambrose made the comments as U.S. Senate confirmation hearings loom for Gil Kerlikowske, President Barack Obama’s pick to take over the powerful Customs and Border Protection agency. As head of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, Kerlikowske has spent years trying to curtail what he’s described as a prescription drug abuse “epidemic” in the United States. The United States is hardly on its own grappling with the problem — in 2010, for the first time, Canada inched past the U.S. to become the highest opioid-consuming country, per capita, on the planet. As many Ontario residents now die from opioid overdoses as they do in car accidents, according to a recent study by KFLA Public Health, based in Kingston, Ont.
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Corporate spending jump forecast ON SIGNS OF IMPROVED U.S. ECONOMY: CIBC BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Spending by Corporate Canada is expected to ramp up in 2014 as global economies, particularly the U.S., continue to show signs of improvement, says a report by CIBC Economics. The study released Monday by economist Benjamin Tal says 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. “Recently, business in Canada has had the ability to step up capital investment but a lack of growth in the domestic and international economies provided little incentive to do so,” wrote Tal, the deputy chief economist at CIBC World Markets. “While it is widely expected that stronger growth in the US next year will have an upside benefit for Canada, what might surprise many is how quickly and significantly Corporate Canada will ramp up spending to capitalize on the
long awaited rebound in global demand.” He said the bank’s Composite Indicator of Corporate Canada’s Strength is at an all-time high, and nearly a full point above its long-term average. The index uses nine factors to measure Canadian businesses including return-on-equity, business confidence, and cash-to-credit ratios. “Given the highly elevated level of our index, the ability of Canadian corporations to respond to improving U.S. demand has never been better,” said Tal. The bank estimates the U.S. economy will expand by 3.2 per cent next year, more than
more impressive when the mighty energy sector is excluded,” he wrote. The study also pointed to a current record-low number of bankruptcies in Canada as another indicator that businesses will be more willing to spend reserve cash. It noted that 3,150 companies declared bankruptcy in the 12-month period ending June 2013, a drop of eight per cent from a year earlier. Despite this, the study says other factors, such as downward trend in profit margins for Canadian businesses, may discourage some.
double the projected pace in 2013. While China is forecast to grow by four per cent, compared with three per cent this year. Tal says historically, growth in the U.S. leads to more capital spending in Canada. On average, one per cent of growth south of the border translates into a three per cent change in capital expenditures by Corporate Canada, according to the study. This change could also be seen across a majority of sectors. “In fact, improvement in key measures such as cash position and profit margin in recent years actually appears
Red Deer still ranked as one of top entrepreneurial cities Agricultural FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS RANKING groups thrilled CANADA-EU TRADE DEAL
BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Red Deer continues to distinguish itself as an entrepreneurfriendly city — at least as far as the number-crunchers at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business are concerned. The national business advocacy group has ranked Red Deer as one of the top entrepreneurial cities in Canada: fourth out of 107 urban centres considered, and second among those with populations between 25,000 and 149,000. Red Deer’s overall placement was an improvement from its sixth-place showing last year. In 2011 and 2010 the city was seventh on the CFIB list, and in 2009 it was 32nd. Topping this year’s rankings, called Communities in Boom: Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Cities, is a compilation of Calgaryarea communities: Airdrie, Rocky View County, Cochrane and Chestermere. In second place is Lloydminster, followed by Saskatoon, Sask.; Red Deer and Leamington, Ont. Grande Prairie is sixth, with a group of communities around Toronto placing seventh. Rivière-du-Loup, Que. is eighth, the Edmonton-area communities of Strathcona County, St. Albert, Parkland, Spruce Grove and Leduc combined for ninth spot, and Rouyn-Noranda, Que. is 10th. The city of Edmonton is 17th, while the city of Calgary is further down the list at 48th. The other Alberta communities ranked are the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (15th), Lethbridge (30th) and Medicine Hat (35th). John Sennema, manager of Red Deer’s Land and Economic Development Department, said he’s happy with the city’s strong showing in Communities in Boom. Such recognition boosts Red Deer’s image with prospective investors, he said. “We’re getting more and more calls from different folks out of province who want to come and set up shop here,” said Sennema, adding that favourable showings in rankings like CFIB’s probably play a role. How the city scores in the different criteria used by the CFIB in determining its rankings can also help identify areas where improvements might be needed, he said.
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John Sennema, Red Deer’s Land and Economic Development manager, in front of City Hall on Monday. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has ranked Red Deer as the fourth most entrepreneurial city out of 107 across Canada. Those criteria, which number 14, are lumped into three broad categories: presence, perspective and policy. Presence refers to the scale and growth of business ownership, and industrial diversity; perspective to optimism and plans for growth; and policy to the influence of local government through actions like taxation and regulation. The CFIB considered Red Deer’s scores to be “very strong” in the policy and perspective cat-
egories, and “moderate” when it came to presence. In the case of policy, Sennema said the city has been working hard to create a business-friendly environment. “When I talk to my coworkers and our other managers, we are trying to facilitate business,” he said. “There’s no doubt about that in my mind. It’s kind of nice to get that validation.”
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Agricultural producer groups are bubbling with enthusiasm following the announcement on Friday that Canada and the European Union have reached an agreement in principle on liberalized trade. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Alberta Pork both used the term “extremely pleased” in releases describing their reaction to the tentative deal, with the CCA going a step further and calling the development a “gamechanger.” Such enthusiasm may be justified in the case of Canada’s red meat industry, where producers have in the past struggled to remain viable. The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is expected to boost Canada’s annual beef exports to Europe by $600 million, and pork sales by $400 million. The value of grains and oilseeds exports has been calculated at $200 million. “It’s a very positive deal,” said Doug Sawyer, a Pine Lake-area cowcalf producer who chairs Alberta Beef Producers. “It’s a mature market with lots of money.” Sawyer said he’s happy with the increased volumes of Canadian beef that can be exported to the EU under the deal. “I wasn’t sure we’d get quite this much quota.” But he’s also pleased that the agreement commits to addressing “technical barriers” that have hindered meat exports to Europe in the past. “You can have all of the quota in the world,
but if there are difficult technical barriers, then you just can’t get access to it. “What’s really positive about this deal is they’ve committed to have the technical barriers completed within 12 months. That tells me that they’ve probably done a lot of work on it beforehand.”
VOTE UNLIKELY A8 Canadian producers and processors will have to comply with European production requirements, but Sawyer is confident this will happen. “I think as an industry we’re poised to meet those. If the money is there, we’re ready to go.” Although the United States is currently negotiating its own trade agreement with the EU, Sawyer said Canada has gained a big advantage by striking a deal first. Other producer associations that have come out in support of the CETA agreement include the Canadian Canola Growers Association, Alberta Barley, the Alberta Wheat Commission and Pulse Canada. The National Farmers Union has taken the opposite stance, calling the agreement “disastrous for our economic sovereignty.” Also upset is the Dairy Farmers of Canada, mainly because the proposed deal increases European cheese producers’ access to Canada. Patrick Bos, whose Ponoka-area Rock Ridge Dairy Ltd. produces cheese from goat milk, said he isn’t sure how his operation will be impacted, because it serves a local market. “I think it’s going to affect the big players more than the small guys, but I’m not sure.” email@example.com
Trade deal to help Canadian ports but won’t reverse trade to Asia BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s new trade deal with the EU will eventually help eastern ports expand their business with Europe but won’t reverse what has been a momentum swing to Asia, experts said Monday. Port of Halifax CEO Karen Oldfield said the recently negotiated Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will “jet propel” existing trade with Europe without undercutting trade with other global regions. “I don’t think it will shift the pendulum back necessarily,” she said in an interview. “I think it will just grow the pie to an even bigger pie.” European trade represented 38 per cent of the east coast port’s business last year, the second-largest destination behind Asia and triple the activity with Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 416,000 containers passed through the
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port in 2012, of which 52 per cent were exports. The port’s top five exports are newsprint and paper, wood pulp, manufactured goods, seafood and vegetables. She said reducing and eliminating tariffs on many products will grow European exports, helping companies that sell products including locomotive engines, automotive parts, seafood, minerals and soy beans. Oldfield points to $115 billion worth of largescale capital projects such as an underground mine in Voisey’s Bay, NL, and P.E.I. soybeans. “It will make it much more advantageous for Canadian companies to be looking at Europe versus say what many Canadian companies do today, which is just look south of the border, exporting into the United States.” North America’s closest deep water port to Europe has all the infrastructure in place but Oldfield said Canadian officials will have to work on trade missions to educate the European public about the
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agreement. The Port of Montreal is also positive about the trade deal but spokeswoman Sophie Roux said the benefits of the new pact would not be realized overnight. Northern Europe accounts for nearly 47 per cent of the 1.4 million carloads shipped through the port annually, followed by 19 per cent for the Mediterranean and 13.7 per cent for Asia. The port expects to reach full capacity by 2020 and may further expand on land it owns in Contrecoeur, Que., northeast of its current facilities in Montreal. As the second-largest container port in Canada and leading port in the east, Roux said the Port of Montreal should maintain its competitive advantage over rivals. “We’re really the longest way to come in by water but it’s most economical and then it’s the shortest route by train to reach the Midwest. “So I think we would conserve our competitive edge,” she said in an interview.
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Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.03 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.10 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 61.48 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.15 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 26.15 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.53 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.87 First Quantum Minerals . 19.10 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 25.73 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.52 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.20 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 33.10 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.66 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.55 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.40 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 74.52 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 56.00 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.63 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 58.00 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 33.39 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.69 Canyon Services Group. 11.93 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.05 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.770 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.37 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 3.17 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.23 earnings were $1.31 per share, a penny above estimates and its shares jumped $2.48, or 5.25 per cent, to $49.72. After the close, Netflix reported third-quarter earnings per share of 52 cents, three cents better than estimates. It also beat on revenue and its shares jumped seven per cent in after hours trading in New York. The gold sector led TSX advancers, up about 2.5 per cent while December bullion rose $1.20 to US$1,315.80 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) rose 46 cents to C$19.53. The base metals sector rose 1.36 per cent as December copper lost early momentum and was unchanged at US$3.30 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) was ahead 24 cents at C$8.52. Financials also provided lift with CIBC (TSX:CM) ahead $1.37 to $85.35. The industrials sector gained 0.46 per cent and Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) shares closed at a 52-week high after it said Flexjet has placed firm orders for 30 more of it Learjet 85 aircraft. Bombardier shares rose 22 cents, or 4.33 per cent, to $5.30. Techs led decliners as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shed 12 cents to $8.52. The November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.59 to US$99.22 a barrel — its lowest level since July 1 — amid rising supplies of crude and lower demand. The energy sector declined 0.28 per cent and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back 39 cents to $33.39. It is also a heavy earnings week for Canadian companies, particularly those in the resource sector and with companies related to that group, including the country’s two big railways. Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) posts earnings Tuesday and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) reports on Wednesday and both are expected to show rising revenues from greater shipments of crude oil. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Monday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,186.53 up 50.44 points
Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 50.66 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.05 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.73 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.25 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.62 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.86 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.570 Precision Drilling Corp . . 11.32 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.83 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.50 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.83 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 10.41 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 57.18 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.15 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 62.00 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.35 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 32.75 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.37 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.81 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 49.22 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 64.44 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.18 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 87.74 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.61 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 69.90 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 34.62 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.90 TSX Venture Exchange — 959.82 up 8.85 points TSX 60 — 757.36 up 2.96 points Dow — 15,392.20 down 7.45 points S&P 500 — 1,744.66 up 0.16 of a point (record high) Nasdaq — 3,920.05 up 5.77 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.08 cents US, down 0.06 of a cent Pound — C$1.6631, down 0.11 of a cent Euro — C$1.4089, up 0.02 of a cent Euro — US$1.3677, down 0.08 of a cent Oil futures: US$99.22 per barrel, down $1.59 (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,315.80 per oz., up $1.20 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $23.842 per oz., up 35.8 cents $766.52 per kg., up $11.51 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 959.82, up 8.85 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 147.75 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $4.40 higher $489.00; Jan. ’14 $4.90 higher $499.70; March ’14 $5.40 higher $508.30; May ’14 $5.60 higher $515.20; July ’14 $5.50 higher $520.90; Nov. ’14 $5.10 higher $521.40; Jan ’15 $5.10 higher $523.70; March ’15 $5.10 higher $522.70; May ’15 $5.10 higher $516.70; July ’15 $5.10 higher $513.90; Nov ’15 $5.10 higher $510.10. 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. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 441,700 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 441,700.
Halliburton 3Q profit rises, tops estimates BUT REVENUE MISSES WALL STREET’S VIEW BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — Halliburton Co. boosted third-quarter net income by 17 per cent on strong revenue from its international operations, which offset sluggish growth in North America. Halliburton helps energy producers drill for oil and gas, and it’s still seeing too much capacity for pressurepumping services in North America as oilfield-service companies fight for a bigger share of the shale oil and gas boom. That’s driving down prices for contractors like Halliburton. “We anticipate pricing pressure will continue as contracts renew during the next quarter or so,” Chairman and CEO Dave Lesar said on a conference call with analysts. “Accordingly, we are already working on adjusting our cost structure,” which he said would include job reductions. Company officials told analysts that as they learn to operate more efficiently, they found they had too many people for the available work. That doesn’t foreshadow a longer slowdown in the business, they said, and they didn’t give job-cut figures. Halliburton took $38 million to cover severance payments and write down
asset values in the quarter. Houston-based Halliburton also said operations in Colorado continued to be affected by last month’s flooding. The stock fell $1.10, or 2.1 per cent, to $51.37 in midday trading. The shares began the day up 51 per cent in 2013. For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Houston-based company earned $706 million, or 79 cents per share. Its earnings were $707 million excluding discontinued operations. A year earlier it earned $602 million, or 65 cents per share. Revenue rose 5 per cent to $7.47 billion, led by improvement in international operations including Russia, the North Sea and Angola. In North America, the company’s largest region, revenue declined 2 per cent as the U.S. land rig count was flat and there was — according to Halliburton — about 20 per cent too much service capacity. Total revenue was below Wall Street’s consensus forecast of $7.50 billion. The company expects profit margins to improve in North America next year as activity expands in the Gulf of Mexico and Halliburton benefits from initiatives that it calls “Battle Red” and “Frac of the Future” — the latter is a reference to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
BlackBerry says BBM app is ready for iPhone, Android devices THE CANADIAN PRESS WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry says its popular instant messaging service is now ready for Apple’s iPhone and devices using the Android operating system, following a technical glitch that delayed the launch by about a month. Andrew Bocking, head of BBM operations, said in a BlackBerry blog post on Monday that BlackBerry Messenger would be available for free starting Monday on Apple, Google and select
Samsung app stores. “The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be amazing,” Booking said. In September, an unreleased version of the BBM software for Android was posted online, causing technical conflicts with the official version the company had prepared for release, BlackBerry said at that time. BlackBerry (TSX:BB) decided to yank the BBM app while its programmers worked to solve the problem. The BBM instant mes-
saging service has been a popular feature for Blackberry users because it allows real-time text messages on a secure server, but doesn’t require a customer to purchase an SMS text package from their wireless carrier. BlackBerry has said it wants to turn BBM into a revenue generator for the company through advertising partnerships. Shares of the company closed down 12 cents at $8.52 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.
Canadians unlikely to get vote, says Ottawa TRADE DEAL WITH EU
OTTAWA — Canadians will soon get a chance to view the text of the recently announced trade deal with the European Union, but aren’t likely to have an opportunity to pronounce final judgment in an election campaign. Conservative ministers began the sales-pitch phase of the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement at a news conference Monday, announcing a series of cross-country events to demonstrate the benefits of the deal. But it was unclear just how much input ordinary Canadians who are not part of stakeholder organizations will be able to provide, or whether they will be given a formal avenue to express their views. NDP trade critic Don Davies said what the government is planning at the moment is not nearly sufficient, given the boast that the EU deal is arguably the biggest Canada has negotiated — more sweeping than free trade with the U.S. or NAFTA — at least in terms of influence, if not direct impact on the economy. “Canadians have a right to be consulted in a meaningful way ... and in
a way that allows us to inject some of that input into the agreement,” said Davies. “This is part of their behindclosed doors, secretive, let-insidershave-input approach to trade.” The NDP has reserved final judgment on the deal until they see the final text, something that may not be available for several months. Earlier Monday, Trade Minister Ed Fast and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the deal has wide support, including from the provinces, and brushed aside questions of whether the government would wait to ratify the deal until after the next election. Canadians got a chance to vote in a general election before ratification of the country’s two previous big trade accords — the deal with the U.S. in 1988 and NAFTA in 1993. “During the last election we made it very clear what our government’s trade agenda was going to be ... Canadians knew when they voted (for the Conservatives) we would be moving forward to implement this trade agreement,” said Fast. He said legislation would be tabled
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CITY: Work in progress He added that such efforts are a work in progress. “We can always strive to be better on that front.” Sennema said the city’s positive perspective score is consistent with what his department has been hearing. “We know through our economic development strategy that there are many businesses that are looking to expand and hire.” CFIB modified its methodology slightly for 2013. When those changes
were applied to the 2012 data, Red Deer’s ranking for that year slipped from sixth to eighth — making its 2013 placement even more impressive. Richard Truscott, the business organization’s Alberta director, said he was pleased to see Alberta communities rank high relative to the rest of the country. “These cities continue to be relatively good entrepreneurial hot spots,” he said. “But it also means there’s still plenty of work to be done by all city governments in Alberta. A stronger focus on developing small business-friendly policies would surely improve their rankings even further.” The CFIB represents more than 109,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. email@example.com
in the Commons and there would be a deal would create about 80,000 new “fulsome” debate before it is passed, jobs and add $12 billion to the counbut repeated Prime Minister Stephen try’s gross domestic product, although Harper’s remarks that there would be some industry leaders say the deal no substantive changes permitted. opens up far greater potential for exFast has scheduled an event with porters and investors. the Canadian Association of ImportSome economists, particularly those ers and Exporters in Mississauga on on the left side of the political specTuesday, and at the Port of Halifax on trum, say those numbers are too generWednesday, an official said. ous. There is, however, no disputing The deal, which was announced by that the agreement is an impressive Harper and European Commission achievement in terms of scope. head Jose Manuel Barroso last week, Unlike previous trade deals negotiis the culmination of four hard years ated by Canada, it touches on virtually of negotiations and — if implemented every aspect of economic life and goes by both sides — may go down as one of well beyond the reduction or eliminathe government’s most important suc- tion of tariffs. cesses. The agreement extends patent proIt will also likely form a major plank tection on pharmaceuticals, opens of the Conservatives’ platform even it channels for services, banking and is ratified before the election, back- professionals, allows open bidding on stopping the argument that the party is most government contracts, including capable of delivering on its ambitious at the previously excluded provincial agenda to expand trade opportunities and local levels, and makes significant around the world. inroads on lowering barriers in agriEstimates from Europe suggest it culture, one of the most protected seccould take the 28-member EU up to tors in the world. two years to approve, which would “Our government will be demonplace ratification there at about the strating very clearly in the coming days same point in time as the election in and weeks just how transformational Canada, in October 2015. this agreement is for Canadians,” said At this point the Conservatives Fast. clearly see the issue as a winner for the party. In his first question period appearance Monday since Parliament resumed last week, MBA Harper and his ministers repeatedly chided both the NDP and LiberWork: 403-343-3344 als for focusing on the Senate scandal in their Cell: 403-392-0382 questions rather than on firstname.lastname@example.org something “substantial” like the trade deal. “In the meantime, the Call me for all of your real estate needs government is, of course, in Central Alberta! focused on making sure we create jobs and Commercial & Residential! growth for Canadians, including the biggest trade agreement that we have ever had,” Harper said. By the numbers, the government claims the
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Ward system rejected PLEBISCITE: 72% OF RED DEER VOTERS PREFER CURRENT AT-LARGE SYSTEM BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer voters have decisively rejected switching to a ward system, with 71.7 per cent of plebiscite respondents preferring to maintain an at-large voting system. With 46 of 46 polls reported on Monday evening, 13,314 voted against a ward system; 5,240 voted for it. The ballot question, part of the municipal election, asked voters if they wanted to divide the city into wards or to maintain the status quo and keep the at-large voting system, which allows voters to select up to eight councillors. City Coun. Frank Wong was one of the three councillors who brought the question forward, Chris Stephan and Buck Buchanan were the other two. “We keep bragging we embrace change,” said Wong. “We actually are chicken, we don’t embrace change. “We’re not very progressive.” He pointed to numerous Ontario cities smaller than Red Deer that have ward systems and Brandon, Man. Frustrated by the result, Wong wasn’t sure if
there was much point in pursuing wards going forward. Coun. Lynne Mulder voted against including the plebiscite on the ballot. “I’m not against the ward system, but I don’t think we’re there yet,” said Mulder. “I don’t think we’re a big enough city. “I would hate to see us lose focus on the larger vision and become focused on potholes in each little ward.” Although she was happy with the outcome, she said the debate hasn’t ended yet, saying it could resurface as an issue eight years from now during another election year. “It never will be, because as we get larger we will need a ward system,” said Mulder. “It won’t be the end of it.” The ballot question almost never happened as council initially rejected putting it on the ballot six to three. Garfield Marks started a petition to include the question and started a group, Let us Vote, aimed at including the ward question on the ballot. He said the group succeeded in that people were given the option to vote on the topic.
“They said it was too complicated an issue for the public,” said Marks. “I think the numbers show that it’s not too complicated.” Even though the ward system was rejected, he said the purpose of voting on the issue was to show the public needs to be involved. It shows we shouldn’t leave the public out when they make these big decisions.” During the campaign, Dave Cournoyer, a political observer and blogger, spoke at a forum about the pros and cons of a ward system. He said numerous jurisdictions in Alberta have wards, citing counties, the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo as well as Calgary and Edmonton. “There is no perfect answer and there is no perfect system,” said Cournoyer. “The ward system allows residents to have their own individual representative. “Is Red Deer at the point where it needs to move to a ward system? It is a city verging on 100,000 people and the population is only going to continue to grow. It’s something Red Deerians just aren’t ready for at this point, but maybe they’ll be having this discussion later on.” email@example.com
CENTRAL ALBERTA RACES
RED DEER PUBLIC
McIntyre scores upset in Sylvan
Familiar faces control board BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF
BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A former Sylvan Lake councillor, Sean McIntyre, rode a tidal wave of support to the mayor’s seat in a major upset victory in Monday’s municipal election. McIntyre picked up 1,966 votes to incumbent mayor Susan Samson’s 678. Political newcomer Melesa Starcheski was a distant third with 99 votes. McIntyre, who was first elected as a councillor in 2010, is a lifetime resident and well-known local volunteer and the co-ordinator of the community’s annual Shake the Lake festival. McIntyre said he was taken aback by his strong showing. “I was absolutely blown away. I didn’t expect anything nearly as decisive,” he said. “Job number one is going to be connecting with the new team on council and really discovering their strengths and putting those to work for the people of Sylvan Lake.” The biggest issue facing council will be to continue to push for an urgent care centre for the community. “We’ll be working very hard on advocating to the provincial government to see Sylvan Lake get the health care it deserves.” McIntyre also wants to see the town improve its communications with its own staff and residents. He recognized Samson for the amount of work she has done for the town. “Her commitment to urgent care and lake health have benefitted everyone in the community, and for that I’m grateful.” Incumbent mayors also lost in Bentley, where Joan Dickau was defeated by Lynda Haarstad-Petten, and in Sundre, where incumbent mayor Annette Clews lost decisively to Terry Leslie. In Lacombe, incumbent Mayor Steve Christie held off a strong challenge from former councillor Grant Creasey to hold onto his seat by a count of 1,662 votes to 1,599. Christie said the close result “definitely doesn’t play into the hand of complacency. It shows we’ve got some work to do and get fired up and ready to go.” Council said the town had some real momentum building prior to the election with the coming development of a new commercial area on the east side of Hwy 2A. The town is also developing industrial lots to help boost the tax base and more residential developments are planned. He wants to see council keep that momentum going. Creasey said he and his team waged a “valiant but disappointing” battle, but he is already thinking about four years down the road when the next municipal elections will be held. “I’m certainly not going anywhere,” said the long-time local resident and owner of two businesses. Olds Mayor Judy Dahl handily won her seat with 1,366. Art Baker followed with 450 votes and Shirley Schultz had 42. In Penhold, Dennis Cooper was reelected as mayor and the woman he defeated for the seat in the last election, Julia King, won a seat on council. The community saw a big change on
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Steve Christie poses with an election signs in front of his home in Lacombe while waiting for voting to close and results of the Lacombe municipal election. Christie defeated Grant Creasey to retain his seat as mayor.
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Steve McIntyre smiles at the Municipal Building while results come in during the Sylvan Lake municipal election. McIntyre won the mayor’s seat, defeating incumbent Susan Samson and Melesa Starcheski. council with only Kathy Sitter running as an incumbent councillor, and who was re-elected. With the addition of King, council has a mix of experience and newcomers. All of the new council members have been out listening to the community and he expects the next four years will be an energetic time for Penhold. In Blackfalds, there was a rematch from the last election with Mayor Melodie Stol facing off against former mayor Wayne Tutty. Stol won handily with 519 votes to 250. The entire six-member council was acclaimed. In the Town of Ponoka it was a nail-
biter to the end with Rick Bonnett taking the unofficial count by a single vote 960 to 959 over Doug Gill. A recount is almost a guarantee in the town, whose long-time mayor Larry Henkelman chose not to run again. In Rocky Mountain House, Mayor Fred Nash held on to his seat in the face of challenges from former mayor Jim Bague and Sheila Mizera. Eckville Mayor Helen Posti, who has held the job since 1991, was once again given the seal of approval by her community for another four years. Acclaimed in 2010, Posti defeated challenger Laurie Phillips. firstname.lastname@example.org
One fresh but also familiar face will be sitting at the Red Deer Public School District board meetings after Monday night’s trustee race. Jim Watters, who served as a public school trustee from 1998 to 2010, was voted back in after a three-year hiatus with a total of 4,943 votes. “It’s emotional. I’m humbled and grateful,” Watters, 58, said. “I look at my past record and I’ve worked hard and I plan to keep doing that. That’s what I told the people. I’ve walked the talk and I’ll continue that for the voters that gave me this opportunity.” All of the incumbents were re-elected with the exception of Lawrence Lee, who ran for and won a spot on city council. Red Deer College instructor Bill Stuebing is taking on his seventh term as trustee, after winning 6,759 votes, along with colleague Bev Manning, the former vice-chair, who came in second place with 6,754 votes. “I’m real happy with the results and looking forward to working with the board,” Stuebing, 69, said. “We’ll have an organizational meeting at end of the month and then we’ve just got to hit the ground running. The issues haven’t gone away because of the election.” Manning, 56, said she felt the community had spoken and approves of the direction the board has been heading. “I think we really need to work at strong community involvement now and see if we can find more and better ways of communicating to work together. That’s one of my top priorities,” said Manning, a graphic designer. Bill Christie, 66, came in third with 5,833 votes. He said he was feeling happy and relieved as the final results were announced at the Golden Circle. Christie was followed by Cathy Peacocke at 4,943 votes. Peacocke, 55, was first elected in 2007. This will be her third term. Dick Lemke, 70, was at home waiting for the final numbers and said he was pleased to hear he’d been reelected with 4,823 votes. This was his fourth time running for the board, having been elected in 2004 and again in 2010 after he narrowly missed out on a seat in 2007. Dianne Macaulay was also voted in for a fourth term with 4,849 votes. This was her sixth time running. “I’m feeling excited, nauseous and relieved. I’m grateful I’ve been given the opportunity again; it’s been kind of a hairy year for me and I was just not sure if I still had their support,” Macaulay, 45, said. “And I’m so proud of everyone who put their names forward and everyone who came out to vote — what awesome numbers.” Fourteen contenders were in the running for trustee, the largest list of candidates since 1995. Others in the running who didn’t make the cut were Lianne Kruger at 4,442, Shari Hanson at 3,811, Milt Williams at 3,587, Ben Ordman at 3,299, Kerri Kenworthy at 3,227, Raymond Yaworski at 2,553 and Kurt Spady at 2,314. New for the trustees this election, terms will be four years instead of the previous three. email@example.com
A10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Incumbents dominate Catholic board BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF All of the incumbents running for re-election on the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division board will be back for another four years, after a record number of ballots were cast for the board race on Monday. Incumbent board chair Adriana LaGrange topped the list of candidates again, with the 3,274 votes she received 1,000 more than she earned in 2010. Incumbent trustee Anne Marie Watson finished a close second with 3,168 votes received. In third was David Bouchard with 2,845 votes, while Guy Pelletier was fourth with 2,804 and newcomer Murray Hollman picked up the last spot with 2,056 votes. LaGrange, 52, said she was humbled by the support she received after a
“very positive” campaign that featured candidates who were well informed on the issues. The return of incumbents, she said, will allow the board to maintain an element of stability. “There’s quite a learning curve when you become a trustee for the first time, so I think the fact that the majority are incumbents I think will allow for us to hit the pavement running and we can catch Murray up to speed pretty quick,” said LaGrange. Watson, 45, was re-elected, moving up from fourth place in 2010 to second in 2013. She said she noticed a lot of interaction with the public during the campaign, and through that heard that the board can be more involved going forward. “The one issue that really hit home with me was engagement. Talking with some of our teachers, they would like to see trustees in the school more often and parents would like to see trust-
ees at school council more often,” said Watson. Bouchard, 60, got onto the board in 2010 by a mere 42 votes, but had no such trouble this time, finishing a comfortable third. Bouchard spent election night in Israel, where he has been on a mission trip for the last week. Fourth was Guy Pelletier, who was running as a one-term incumbent. The 47-year-old said that continuity will benefit the board as it works to get a new high school for Red Deer. He said the campaign laid bare the fact that the board needs to do a better job of engaging the people it represents. The new blood on the board is Hollman, who was the youngest candidate at 27. As he watched his lead over the sixth-placed candidate steadily grow throughout the night, he said he was nervous, “with an undertone of excitement” as it became clear he would
gain a seat. He said he learned a lot during the campaign and is ready to step in to work with the six re-elected trustees on issues of space and inclusion going forward. He takes the place of Elaine Halter, who did not seek re-election. First-time candidates Cory Litzenberger and Brandie Towers finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Litzenberger earned 1,809 votes while Towers got 1,585. Joining the five trustees on the board will be incumbents Diane MacKay and Liam McNiff, who were both acclaimed in their rural wards. MacKay represents the communities of Innisfail, Bowden, Olds and Didsbury, while McNiff’s ward includes Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Eckville and Sylvan Lake. It will be MacKay’s third term and McNiff’s fourth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Calgary embraces Nenshi IVESON TAKES OVER IN EDMONTON Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi celebrates his re-election as mayor at his campaign headquarters in Calgary. Nenshi rode a wave of popularity to a 74 per cent mandate.
It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won reelection. There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top job from departing mayor Stephen Mandel. As voters across Alberta headed to the polls in the municipal elections, there seemed to be just one certainty — that the man who guided the province’s largest city through a devastating flood would be returned to office. From the minute election results started rolling in, it was apparent Nenshi would easily defeat former councillor Jon Lord and seven other hopefuls to win his second term. With 188 of 227 polls reporting, Nenshi had captured a whopping 74 per cent of the vote. The efforts of volunteers to help the city rebuild were uppermost in his mind as he took the podium at his election headquarters. “We were reminded of something this summer,” he told cheering supporters. “The extraordinary nature of the people who live in this place.” Nenshi became a national figure for his tireless efforts to rally Calgarians swamped by the deluge in June. He worked so hard and such long hours that at one point a Twitter campaign started up urging him
to get some sleep. Even without the flood, Nenshi is a near-constant presence on social media in the city, retweeting pleas to help find lost pets or passing along community event announcements. During his speech, he also made reference to a controversy that erupted when a secretly taped video surfaced showing a meeting of developers discussing a plan to defeat members of city council perceived to be anti-development. “Calgarians have spoken loud and clear about the kind of community they want,” he told supporters. “A community of great, livable, walkable neighbourhoods everywhere. Not a community of never-ending sprawl, not a community of subsidized development.” In Edmonton, Iveson also led from the moment results started coming in. The 34-year-old captured the imaginations of many voters with Kennedy-esque pleas for Edmonton to lead on an innovation agenda. “City-building is difficult work and the next four years aren’t going to be easy,” Iveson told supporters during his acceptance speech. “Nothing great is easy.” He stressed what he sees as a “new sense of op-
timism” and a “more confident swagger” in the city, but also paid tribute to his mentor, Mandel, who he credited for bringing Edmonton to a new level during his nine years in office. In Fort McMurray, Melissa Blake won her fourth consecutive term as mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She campaigned on improving and stabilizing the housing situation in the oilsands boomtown, along with bylaw changes to improve traffic flow and a new mega-development of stand-alone stores and retail outlets. Lethbridge welcomed Chris Spearman as the new mayor to replace incumbent Rajko Dodic, who did not seek re-election. Spearman championed green initiatives such as curbside recycling. One of the few upsets of the night came in Medicine Hat, where two-term incumbent Norm Boucher was defeated by veteran councilman Ted Clugston, who got more than 50 per cent of the votes. In Grande Prairie, incumbent Mayor Bill Given was also re-elected over local United Way president Gladys Blackmore. Following on provincial legislation changes, all municipal politicians will now serve four-year terms.
CENTRAL ALBERTA RESULTS Unofficial results from Monday’s municipal elections in Central Alberta. * denotes incumbent ** denotes acclaimed City of Red Deer Mayor Veer, Tara Jefferies, Cindy Trepanier, Dennis Horn, William Mason, Chad Council (elect eight) Wyntjes, Dianne* Buchanan, Buck* Lee, Lawrence Mulder, Lynne* Wong, Frank* Johnston, Ken Harris, Paul* Handley, Tanya Moffat, Dennis Balgobin, Terry Gingras, Serge Spearing, Janella Goulet-Jones, Calvin Morey, Dawna Didrikson, Gary Young, Darren Yzerman, Calvin Helm, David Bevins Bob Ordman, Ben Baker, Bettylyn Wieler, Jonathan McKenna, Dan Anderson, Jerry Lasiuta, Tim Johnson, Lloyd Chapin, Matt Coop, Stephen Mobley, Victor Wavrecan, Troy
9,400 7,971 1,513 951 409 9,840 8,434 8,406 8,341 8,018 7,134 6,631 6,622 5,437 4,742 4,734 3,838 3,591 3,540 3,516 3,470 3,451 3,298 3,139 2,983 2,975 2,747 2,462 2,332 1,974 1,685 1,163 1,139 979 469
Red Deer Public School Trustees (elect seven) *Stuebing, Bill 6,759 *Manning, Bev 6,754 *Christie, Bill 5,833 *Peacocke, Cathy 4,943 Watters, Jim 4,943 *Macaulay, Dianne 4,849 *Lemke, Dick 4,823 Kruger, Lianne 4,442 Hanson, Shari 3,811 Williams, Milt 3,587 Ordman, Ben 3,299 Kenworthy, Kerri 3,227 Yaworski, Raymond 2,553 Spady, Kurt 2,314 Red Deer Catholic Trustees Red Deer (elect five) *LaGrange, Adriana 3,274 *Watson, Anne Marie 3,168 *Bouchard, David 2,845 *Pelletier, Guy 2,804 Hollman, Murray 2,056 Litzenberger, Cory 1,809 Towers, Brandie 1,585 Bashaw Mayor *Penny Shantz (acclaimed)
Council (Elect four, all acclaimed) *Bryan Gust Regan Finlay Darren Pearson Rosella Peterman Bentley Mayor Linda Haarstad-Petten *Joan Dickau
Council (Elect four) *Basil (Butch) Howard Robin Lemay Pam Davey *Cliff Knutson Raymond Williams Richard Diamond
242 242 231 172 130 119
Big Valley Council (Elect three, all acclaimed; council chooses mayor) Ken Johnson *Gail Knudson *Lois Miller Blackfalds Mayor *Melodie Stol Wayne Tutty
Council (Elect six, all acclaimed) Nicole Blauel *Ray Olfert *Richard Poole *Will Taylor *Dean Wigmore Lisa Wyndham Bowden Mayor *Robb Stuart (acclaimed) Council (Elect six, all acclaimed) *Sheila Church *Sandy Gamble Lloyd Lane *Wayne Milaney Paul Webb Earl Wilson Castor Mayor *DeVloo, Garry Wylie, Catherine Council (Elect six) Elhard, Richard *Wismer, Brenda *Zinger, Rod Ryan, Travis Nelner, Lonny Nichols, Tony Borek, Cody
220 163 324 310 307 257 249 238 216
Clive Council (Elect five, all acclaimed) *Anita Gillard *Daniel Graden *Luci Henry *Beverly Krochak Marvin Wieler
Clearwater County (Elect seven; council chooses reeve) Division 1 Jim Duncan (acclaimed) Division 2 Kyle Greenwood 167 *Dick Wymenga 153 Division 3 Curt Maki (acclaimed) Division 4 Chuck Shipley 184 *John Vandermeer 183 Division 5 *Bob Bryant 196 Theresa Laing 195 Division 6 *Earl Graham (acclaimed) Division 7 *Pat Alexander 194 Richard Cuerrier 100 Dennis Oelhaupl 28 Coronation (Elect five; council chooses mayor) *Jackie Brigley 289 Victoria Horkoff 266 Mark Stannard 253 Shelley Cook 234 Keith Griffiths 195 *Brett Alderdice 186 Elizabeth Adams 180 Garrett Brigley 165 Russell Hillis 139 *Dawna Elliott 103 *Bonnie Danylyshen 41 Delburne Council (Elect five, all acclaimed; council chooses mayor) Amy Beard *Darlene Dushanek Judith Hogan *Ray Reckseidler Tim Wilson Eckville Mayor *Helen Posti Laurie Phillips Council (Elect six) *Scott Kinley *Colleen Ebden Sandra Hallgren Dwayne Meyers Stuart Carde *Kevin See Douglas Clark *Andrew Van Dirstein Shaun Byrne
171 105 234 198 190 163 160 135 135 114 75
Gadsby (Elect three; council chooses mayor) Kelly-Stevenson, Laura 21 *Entwisle, Fred 18 Burks, Brian 17 Cooper, Kim 16 Innisfail Mayor Brian Spiller (acclaimed) Council (Elect six) *Mark Kemball 1,052 Gavin Bates 918
*Heather Taylor Danny Rieberger Patt Churchill Jim Humble Doug Bos Jodi Desjardins Jack Kline
916 847 839 598 759 659 449
City of Lacombe Mayor *Steve Christie Grant Creasey
Council (Elect six) Grant Harder *Peter Bouwsema *Reuben Konnik Bill McQuesten *Wayne Rempel Wayne Armishaw Lisa Joy Chris Ross Sandy Douglas
2,050 1,962 1,897 1,793 1,731 1,433 1,408 1,253 767
Lacombe County (Elect seven, council chooses reeve) Division 1 *Rod McDermand 197 Ossie Eggenschwiler 116 Division 2 *Brenda Knight 328 Tony Jeglum 210 Stephen Holt 38 Division 3 Barb Shepherd 234 David Powell 157 Division 4 *Paula Law (acclaimed) Division 5 Ken Wigmore (acclaimed) Division 6 Keith Stephenson (acclaimed) Division 7 Dana Kreil (acclaimed) Mountain View County (Elect seven; council chooses reeve) Division 1 Jeremy Sayer 172 Brent Buschert 159 Division 2 *Patricia McKean (acclaimed) Division 3 *Duncan Milne (acclaimed) Division 4 *Bruce Beattie (acclaimed) Division 5 Angela Aalbers (acclaimed) Division 6 Ken Heck 248 Ron Vogel 228 Division 7 *Al Kemmere 263 Steve Algra 118 Olds Mayor *Judy Dahl 1,366 Art Baker 450 Shirley Schultz 42 Council (Elect six, all acclaimed) *Wade Bearchell *Debra Bennett Rudy Durieux *Mary Jane Harper
Mary Anne Overwater *Harvey Walsh Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett Doug Gill Council (Elect six) Carla Prediger Sandra Lyon *Loanna Gulka Marc Yaworski Teri Lynn Underhill Tim Falkiner Craig Saunders Lonny Behm David McPherson
960 959 1,282 1,268 1,207 1,164 1,142 932 799 684 231
Ponoka County (Elect five; council chooses reeve) Division 1 Bryce Liddle 255 Tom Griffiths 146 *Gordon Svenningsen 143 Division 2 Mark Matejka 157 Lorrie Jess 152 *Gawney Hinkley 100 Jerry Bonnett 53 Curtis Emes 42 Division 3 Doug Weir 257 *George Verheire 223 Division 4 *Paul McLauchlin 181 Roland Grutterink 122 Division 5 Nancy Hartford (acclaimed) Red Deer County Mayor *Jim Wood (acclaimed) Division 1 *Philip Massier (acclaimed) Division 2 Jean Marie Bota Edward Collins Robert Schwartz Gary Langevin Division 3 Don Church *Penny Archibald Darlene Schmidt Division 4 Connie Huelsman *David Hoar Division 5 *Richard Lorenz Jim Lougheed Rod English Division 6 Christine Moore Joe-Anne Matejka Rocky Mountain House Mayor *Fred Nash Sheila Mizera Jim Bague Council (Elect six) Tammy Burke *Bill Symko Randall Sugden *Donald Verhesen
194 183 153 54 289 288 90 329 328 390 285 277 247 88
773 433 205 1,065 1,032 977 968
Rudy Lange Manfred Ullmann Matthew Kramer
731 527 429
Stettler Mayor *Dick Richards (acclaimed) Council (Elect six) *Malcolm Fischer *Allan Campbell William Brown Karen Sernecky Sean Nolls *Darcy Bachman* *Steven Wildeboer Wayne Tebbe James Smith Zachary Jackson *Peter Simons
905 740 609 575 537 533 469 329 323 309 307
Sundre Mayor Terrance Leslie *Annette Clews Council (Elect six) *Paul Isaac *Chris Vardas Jodi Orr *Tony Jordan Verna McFadden *Myron Thompson *Cheri Funke Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre *Susan Samson Melesa Starcheski Council (Elect six) Megan Chernoff *Graham Parsons David (Jas) Payne Matt Prete Christine Lust *Dale Plante *Rick Grimson Wendy Sauvageau Neil Evans Charlie Everest
556 135 515 513 510 481 475 470 388
1,966 678 99 1,817 1,432 1,372 1,237 1,229 1,165 1,029 964 869 880
Three Hills Mayor Timothy Shearlaw (acclaimed) Council (Elect six, all acclaimed) *Al Campbell Terry Ann Diack *Ronald Howe *Harold Leo *David Nadeau *Vernon Wiebe Trochu (Elect seven, all acclaimed, council chooses mayor) *Cunningham, Bill** Garneau, Mark** *Kletke, Barry** *Lumley, Cheryl** *Reeds, Christopher** Stephan, Edward** *Warnock, Valerie**
BARFI A TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET FIT FOR THE GODS
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ABOVE: OVE: Pumpkin, mango and chocolatebased sed barfi, although traditionally not popular, are fast gaining ning more lovers. BELOW: LOW: There are some traditionalists like my mom who still stick to the old ritual of making barfi at home during Diwali. The buildup to Diwali wali began when my mom started making this milk barfi.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013 On Nov. 3, Hindus will celebrate one of their biggest religious holiday, Diwali, better known as the festival of lights. In India, this day is marked with bright lights, lighting of firecrackers, gift exchanges and a lot of sweets. The main sweet of the festivities is barfi, a sweet confection that because of its texture and appearance could be a close kin to fudge. Eaten and served in bite-sized pieces, barfi MADHU is a very popular sweet BADONI in India. Just like bringing a bottle of fine wine when you visit someone for the first time, a decorative box filled with different kinds of barfi is a traditional present taken as a hostess gift. y closely y associated with Because barfi is very many Indian festivals, it is quite c common to see Indian sweet shops both in India a and here overflowing with a huge varieties of them during many Indian celebrations. Barfi also plays an important importan role in worship and is offered to deities in te temples, where it is called prashad. Similarly, Similar it is quite common to include it in the plate of food that is first offered Laxmi — goddess godde of wealth, du during the Diw wali prayer. Although y you can purc chase barfi at IIndian sweet shop in Edmonton and Calg Calgary, there are some traditionalists who still sti stick to the old ritual of making it at home du during Diwali. My mom is one of those people. Growing up up, the build-up to Diwali began w when my mom started making her barfi. “If you are offering offer it to the gods, then you have tto ensure that it is pure and mad made with clean hands and soul,” was the rationale my mom used to exp explain why she made barfi in the ki kitchen instead of buying from the st store. I am glad she did because, like many things, the taste of store bou bought cannot rival the homemade. Every barfi maker has their own versions of the recipe. Tradi Traditionally, barfi was made with milk tha that was cooked slowly until the liquid was reduced to a fudge-like consistency. This milk m solid was then flavoured with either saffr saffron, vanilla essence, cardamom or rose water. Depending on type of barfi being prepared, cash cashews, almonds, pistachios or fresh coconut were a added. makin was patientThe tedious part of barfi making l waiting iti f the th liquid li id milk ilk to t be reduced to ly for soft, doughy mass. For this, the milk was cooked on medium heat and continually mixed to prevent the milk from burning; definitely not a job for the weak shouldered or the impatient cook. Waiting for the milk reduction alone was enough to deter some enthusiast from taking on the task of making barfi at home. Fortunately, the modernists have replaced the tedious task with similar textured and flavoured substitutes like paneer (Indian cheese), ricotta cheese, sweetened condensed milk or dry milk powder. By using one or combination of these, even the purist have a hard time distinguishing the milk reduction mass from its substitution. Like fudge, barfi comes in different varieties. Although plain, coconut and nut varieties have stood the test of time, there are selections of new flavours making waves. Pumpkin, mango and chocolate-based barfi, although traditionally not popular, are fast gaining more lovers. Unlike fudge, which is typically cut into small squares, barfi can come in log, diamond or even flower shapes. These pieces are sometimes decorated with edible silver foil, different colours or simply with nuts. I am including my mom’s barfi recipe that she has prepared for over 30 years and some others that are my favourites. Madhu Badoni is a Red Deer-based freelance food writer. She can be reached at madhubadoni@ gmail.com or on Twitter @madhubadoni. Watch for Madhu’s Masala-Mix blog on www.reddeeradvocate.com.
MOM’S MILK BARFI 1 cup unsalted butter 500 ml Ricotta cheese 1 ½ cup sugar 5 ½ cups skim milk 250 ml whipping cream 1 teaspoon ground cardamom Food colouring (optional) Line nine-by-nine-inch pan with parchment paper. Blend cheese in blender. Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add sugar and milk. Mix. Cook and slowly add whipping cream. Continue to mix and cook until mixture becomes a dough consistency. Will take about 45 minutes. Add cardamom powder. Divide into two portions. Colour desired colour into one. Pour half into pan. Level. Pour the second layer.
Eaten and served in bite-sized pieces, barfi is a very popular sweet in India. Just like bringing a bottle of fine wine when you visit someone for the first time, a decorative box filled with different kinds of barfi is a traditional present taken as a hostess gift.
1 tsp butter 2 cups whole-milk ricotta 1 heaping cup of granulated sugar 1 pound unsweetened coconut Line a nine-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium, shallow pan over medium heat, melt butter. Combine in ricotta and sugar, and stir until melted. Reduce heat to very low and add in coconut. Stir until coconut absorbs all the liquid, 15 to 30 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent coconut from burning. The coconut mixture should firming up. Once all the liquid has been absorbed and coconut has had time to cook some, pour into pan. Press evenly across the pan and flatten out with the back of a spatula. Leave burfi out to cool to set and cut into small diamonds and serve.
1 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoons green cardamom powder ¼ cup butter Line nine-by-nine-inch pan with parchment paper. Mix ricotta cheese and green cardamom powder with the pumpkin paste. Blend well in a blender. Heat butter in a pan; add the mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until it turns sticky and almost dry — it should have a dry binding consistency. Pour the hot mixture and spread it evenly with the help of a spatula. This needs to be done while the mixture is hot (else it will not take our desired shape). Now cut the spread mix into small pieces of your choice. Once it cools down, it will harden further. Serve.
Grated coconut is cooked to perfection with sugar and ricotta cheese to make this all-time favourite barfi.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013
BRIEFS Justin Moore will perform brief set at Billy Bob’s tonight Country singer Justin Moore will perform a brief set at Billy Bob’s Nightclub tonight. Starting from 7 p.m., the chart-topping artist will do an intimate four-song acoustic performance at a meet and greet with 170 winners of the 95.5 KG Country Lounging With the Stars contest. Moore will play tunes from his third album, Off the Beaten Path, which features his featuring his No. 1 hit Point At You. The singer recently wrapped up his first-ever headlining tour and was named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist in 2009.
Delburne brothers to play in Halloween U2 tribute It’s a Beautiful Day when two Delburne brothers perform that song and others in a U2 tribute Halloween concert in Red Deer. James and Storm Reckseidler will respectively play Bono and the Edge at the International Beer Haus and Stage on Saturday (Oct. 26). Their bandmates, Patrick Handlovsky and Daniel Hagan, will portray the other members of the ground-breaking Irish rock band. All four Calgary-based musicians also perform in an original indie band called Reijo. But this time out, they will play in U2station: A Musical Tribute to U2, delivering U2 hits from the past 30 years. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favourite rock star, zombie rock star or whatever, and catch the U2 fever. Tickets are $7 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 403986-5008.
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Britney Spears introduces Miley Cyrus at IHeartRadio Music Festival last month in Las Vegas. Her new album, Britney Jean, will be released on Dec. 3.
Britney Spears juggles being a ‘crazy mom’ with career as a sexy pop star BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Britney Spears may take on a sexy pop star persona in the video for her latest single Work B---- , but at home she says she feels like a “crazy mom.” Speaking in London, the 31-year old singer says these days she juggles the demands of an international singing career with taking care of her two sons, Sean, eight, and seven-year-old Jayden. “Once you’ve done a shoot ... you have to come in and do homework and fix dinner twice and it’s a lot of work,” she told The Associated Press. “But I think as women we just manage it, we make it work.” Spears says she worked hard with her fitness trainer to get into top shape for her new video, stick-
ing to two or three small meals each day. The American singer admitted, however, that she struggled to stave off food cravings in the weeks leading up to the video shoot, saying: “I love to eat my popcorn at night!” And the first thing she ate afterward? “Just chocolate, chocolate, chocolate,” she said. Work B---- is the lead single from Spears’ eighth studio album Britney Jean — the name her family calls her — and she says it’s her most personal album to date. Produced with will.i.am, Spears co-wrote every track, including a song about her split with Jason Trawick in January. “’I think it will make girls not feel alone in this situation,” she explained. “When they’re alone in their
Ten years after she received the Kennedy Center Honors, Carol Burnett was back in Washington on Sunday, accepting the country’s top comedy award. And no, outraged masses, this isn’t the first time the Kennedy Center has tried to give her the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. “They asked me quite a few times, but I could never work it out with my schedule,” Burnett said to reporters at the red carpet who all wondered why the first lady of variety had to wait 16 years to receive an award that seems Bob Mackie-tailored for her talents. Indeed, unreserved love and gratitude were on display Sunday night. Perhaps Tina Fey said it best when she crooned in her opening tribute to Burnett, “I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy.” “A lot of female comediennes are going to come out and say that ‘I love you so much,’ “ Fey said, “but I’m saying it first!” proved since the Beach She was right. A host of famous friends, some of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boys’ 50th anniversary whom weren’t even born when “The Carol Burnett tour last year: “It was a Show” began its run in 1967, turned out to fete BurBrian Wilson says that very sentimental experinett for her lifetime-achievement prize. The show was synonymous with Saturday-night with time, he’s become a ence, but the vocals are even better now.” television from 1967 to 1978, but her star endured stronger performer. Wilson wouldn’t talk “It’s gotten better. long after, leading many of the women to pursue vaWe’ve had a little prac- about the drama with riety themselves. “I fell in love with sketch comedy watching your tice. ... The musicianship, Mike Love surrounding show, and you proved sketch comedy is a good place the vocals have gotten the band or what the future of the group enbetter,” he said. for women,” Fey said. Wilson is on a joint tailed. Wilson and Love, “Only in sketch comedy does a woman get to play Cher, Scarlett O’Hara, the Queen of England, a Girl tour with Jeff Beck. It cousins and founding Scout, Mrs. Wiggins — all in one night.” When Bur- wraps Oct. 30 in Milwau- members of the Rock nett finally took the stage after two hours of tributes, kee and includes Al Jar- and Roll Hall of Fame band that helped crystaldine and David Marks. she had to quell the standing ovation. Wilson, the 71-year- ize the California sound “This is very encouraging,” she quipped to laughter. “It was a long time in coming, but I understand old singer and songwrit- of the 1960s, have been — because there are so many people funnier than I er, even said he’s im- embroiled in a series of am, especially here in Washington.” www.carnivalcinemas.net Per the usual practice at the Twain Prize event, 5402-47 St. Red Deer there were dozens of memorable clips from BurMOVIE LINE 346-1300 nett’s career, including Lucille Ball and Burnett’s BLUE JASMINE PG SMURFS 2 2D G duet as cleaning ladies singing about Chutzpah and First time in Red Deer, Coarse lang., 1:05 substance abuse, mature subject matter Burnett and Tim Conway as the flighty Mrs. Wiggins THE WOLVERINE 2D 14A 1:20, 3:55, 7:30, 10:10 3:35, 7:05 and Mr. Tudball. ENOUGH SAID PG THE HEAT 14A Of course, the memorable The Family sketch and First time in Red Deer Lang. may offend Crude coarse lang. 7:10, 9:50 1:25, 4:00, 7:30, 10:15 Gone With the Wind parodies were included in the TURBO 2D G PERCY JACKSON 2 3D PG highlight reel, reminding the audience why 30 mil1:20 Frightening Scenes 1:00, 7:20 lion Americans tuned in every Saturday night. GROWN UPS 2 PG PERCY JACKSON 2 2D PG Crude Content. Not rec. for young children 1:10, 10:05 And unlike in recent years, when, say, Ellen DeFrightening Scenes 3:40 DESPICABLE ME 2 2D G Generes or Will Ferrell were honored, Burnett’s INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 14A 1:15, 4:00 Frightening Scenes Not Rec. for children 10:00 clips spanned seven decades, taking us back to what MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D G RIDDICK 18A 3:50 she called “the golden era of television.” Gory Violence 9:50 THE BUTLER 14A Burnett wore a black beaded jacket and black ELYSIUM 14A 12:50, 3:30, 7:00, 9:45 skirt, an ensemble that revealed how the 80-year-old Gory Violence 7:15, 9:55 Carnival Cinemas is CASH ONLY is getting more glamorous with each year that passes. SMURFS 2 3D G Before 6pm $4.00 after 6pm $6.00 3:45, 7:25 And it was no secret All Day Tuesday $4.00, 3D add $2.50 why she was beaming. The Twain Prize is the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #35 most recent in a long line of awards for the star. The Carol Burnett Show won 25 Emmys over the OCTOBER 15TH TO NOVEMBER 6TH course of its 11-year run, If you wish to purchase a wreath for your business or organization, and Burnett has also takplease drop by the Poppy Campaign Office anytime now thru Nov. 9 en top honors such as a The Royal Canadian Legion Peabody Award, Golden Globes and a PresidenREMEMBRANCE Donations will also 2810 Bremner Avenue tial Medal of Freedom, SERVICES be accepted at the Mon. & Tues. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m DAY Red Deer arena which she received in Campaign Office Wed. Fri. 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m Nov. 11th, 10:30 a.m. 2005. Indeed, one of the Last Year’s Donations From the Poppy Drive Benefited: running jokes of the evening was how Burnett re• RD Hospice Society • Meals On Wheels ally doesn’t need another • Flood Victims • Cadet Corps anything. Tim Conway quipped: • Veterans & Families • Bursaries “Vicki [Lawrence] and • St. John’s Ambulance I go wherever Carol is being honored. 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room and they broke up with their boyfriend, they have a song they can go to and listen to, just makes them feel better about themselves.” Not content with just a new single and a new album, the singer is also preparing for a Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. In a show titled Britney: Piece of Me, Spears will perform 50 dates over two years. Spears feels it’s a good time for women in pop music right now, citing the success of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Taylor Swift as her inspiration. “There’s so many strong, powerful women in pop music culture today,” she said. Britney Jean is out Dec. 3 and Britney: Piece of Me debuts in Las Vegas on Dec. 27.
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FRONT GUYS IN TIES, GIRLS IN PEARLS Celebrate 25 years of helping girls and women with Soroptimist International of Central Alberta on Nov. 8 at the Black Knight Inn. The event, Guys in Ties and Girls in Pearls, kicks off with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. dinner. The bash will feature door prizes, a silent auction, balloon raffle and more. Dueling DJs Captive Audio and DJ Ransom from Kraze 101.3 will entertain, battling the Great Zack-P. Tickets are $80 per person or $600 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Lynn at Candy Bags Sweet Stop at 403-342-2201.
COOKIES SOLD FOR AEDS Café Millennium will be selling heart-shaped cookies on Oct. 30 to raise money to buy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for a local school without the device. The Project Brock fundraiser was developed by Kim Ruether, of Fairview, whose 16-year-old son died from cardiac arrest at volleyball practice in 2012. Ruether will attend the event along with a Heart and Stroke Foundation representative. Sponsorship from businesses is being sought for the event. Donations will also be accepted. Cookies cost $1.25 each, four cookies for $5, and eight for $10. Café Millennium, located at 111 4909 49th St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CORRECTION A story published in Monday’s Advocate included an incorrect date for an upcoming HIPPY Canada conference. HIPPY is the acronym for a national program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Their 13th annual conference, Mothers Making a Difference, will be held in Calgary on Nov. 20 and 21.
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SPOOKTACULAR EVENT AT WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The Red Deer Waste Management Facility will provide some scary fun on Saturday during a Waste Reduction Day Spooktacular event. Local residents don’t have to be haunted by the amount of garbage that’s piling up in their yards, houses or garages — they can haul old batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, electronic and other hazardous waste to the landfill, say event organizers. Halloween candy, cookies and hot chocolate will be available at the first annual Spooktacular, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Red Deer’s Waste Management Facility. Ballots for the chance to win an iPad will be handed out in exchange for the various waste that’s brought in. Up to six ballots per person will be given for the following: ● bringing in old batteries
● dropping off used compact fluorescent light bulbs ● bringing e-waste (computers, monitors, TVs) ● taking in household hazardous waste (old paint, chemical cleaners) ● dressing in costume ● and coming with a travel mug. “We really want to make this a fun event for families,” and at the same time create a learning opportunity to promote the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle, added Lauren Maris, environmental program specialist for the City of Red Deer. “We want people to understand the connection between the waste they produce and where it ends up.” Bus tours of the landfill are scheduled to run on the hour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The city’s waste management facility takes dropoffs of household hazardous wastes, recycling materials and electronics to keep these items out of the landfill. This is important because of the increasing amount of garbage that residents of
growing Red Deer produce. City statistics show that 1.6 million tonnes of garbage were buried in the old local landfill in the nearly three decades between 1972 and 2001, while more than 1.2 million tonnes of waste have already been packed into the new landfill since it opened in 2001. “The more people reduce their consumption, reuse items or give them away to others and recycle ... the more we can extend the life of our landfill,” said Janet Whitesell, waste management superintendent for the city. The city’s waste management facility already gives regular tours to Grade 4 students, as part of their curriculum. Maris said, “We thought maybe we should open our doors to everybody ... to see what kind of spooky (hazardous) items they can bring in!” For more information, call visit www. reddeer.ca/waste. email@example.com
INFLUENZA CLINIC Xavier Materman, nine, looks on as his brother Noah, six, has an influenza vaccination via an intranasal mist on Monday. The two Red Deer boys attended the first influenza clinic of the 2013 season offered by Alberta Health Services at Westerner Park. Other public clinics offered this week will go at the Harvest Centre on the Westerner Park grounds today (Tuesday) from 9 am to 4 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Many more clinics are also planned for Red Deer and surrounding areas in coming days. Visit albertahealthservices. ca for more information or call Alberta Health Services for details. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
Longboarder’s dad finishes cross-Canada trek Brandon Harrison, 18, is still recovering in hospital from a stroke he suffered during his Long for Life longboarding trek across Canada, but that hasn’t stopped his father. Harrison’s father Michael Floyd made it to Victoria on Oct. 13, completing his son’s trip. But he didn’t put his board in the water, a symbolic gesture meant to show he is waiting for his son to finish the trip. Harrison’s trip was conceived to raise awareness and funds for research for cancer and heart and stroke. Harrison’s grandmother Roxanne Traubert, of Red Deer, said her grandson’s attitude is great, even though it is a long way
until he has a full recovery. “He’s confident, he knows he is going to be able to finish it,” said Traubert, adding this stroke is much worse than his first. “The first one affected his vision a little bit, it didn’t affect his mobility. This one paralyzed his left side, his face is OK, he has movement from the hip to his knee and not anything in his arm yet.” She said right now Harrison is learning to balance and walk in a limited capacity. Harrison has battled strokes and cancer throughout his life. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was two-and-a-half years old, given a 25 per cent chance to live with a fist-sized tumour
on his spine. After extensive treatment, he was declared cancer-free. Then at 15 he had his first stroke as AV malformations — purposeless blood vessels — in his brain burst. Two years ago, he had a mild stroke after a blood vessel burst. He recovered and embarked on a summer-long longboard ride with his father. That trip ended for Harrison on Sept. 7 in Red Deer when he suffered his most recent stroke. Traubert said they are hoping to have Long for Life events next summer, and hopefully Harrison is able to complete the trek.
Man jailed for possession of stolen property A Red Deer man who turned himself in after RCMP found stolen property at his home has been sentenced to four months in jail. Curtis Troy Sear, 39, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Monday to possession of stolen property in connection with goods reported missing from a stolen pickup truck on Aug. 7, 2012. Additional charges were withdrawn, including possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of an illegal drug. Crown prosecutor Jillian Brown said the investigation started when RCMP found a sto-
len pickup truck on a rural road outside of Blackfalds at 9 a.m. Later in the day, the truck’s owner found items that had been in the truck being offered for sale online and went to the address to inspect them. The man who came to the door was wearing a necklace that had been inside the truck. He also had the same tires that had been in the stolen truck. Brown said he reported his findings to police, who then searched Sear’s home. Sear was sentenced to four months in jail, minus the 91 days he has spent in custody since turning himself in at the
Red Deer City detachment. Judge Bert Skinner also ordered that Sear stay at least a block away from the home of the person who owns the truck for a period of one year following his release. Sear is due back in court later this week to enter a plea on charges arising from a separate incident, as well as charges that he breached conditions of his release for 2012 incident. In a statement released on July 26, 2013, Innisfail RCMP said a member from the detachment was on patrol near Penhold at about 6 a.m. and decided to run a check on two pickup
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trucks that were stopped at the side of the road. The two men with the trucks were in the process of hooking up a trailer with a skid steer mounted on its deck. Police allege that the trailer and skid steer had been stolen from a work site near Bowden. Sear and Red Deer resident Shawn Davis Olsen, 38, were arrested and jointly charged with multiple offences, including possessing property obtained by crime and possession of cocaine. Both men are to return to court on Friday to enter their pleas.
Fire keeps evacuees out of homes BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Residents of an tiny Alberta community near the site of a train derailment remained out of their homes for third day as CN Rail struggled to get the upper hand on a fire that was threatening the area. Staff monitoring the derailment near Gainford were planning another controlled burn Monday evening to get rid of any remaining propane in pressurized tank cars that left the track over the weekend. It’s the second time in as many days that CN (TSX:CNR) had attempted to vent and then ignite the gas that remains on the train. CN had hoped to have people home after a first controlled burn on Sunday night. “Unfortunately when we went to inspect the cars ... we found that not all the cars had vented their propane,” said Warren Chandler, a spokesman for the railway. “We hoped for an early return, but in the interests of safety, we can’t do that yet.” The controlled burn procedure involves placing small explosives on the hulls of the derailed propane tank cars, then detonating them to punch small holes in the pressurized car shells. The gas vapour ignites as it escapes and is supposed to burn off in a controlled manner. Gainford residents have been out of their homes since early Saturday morning when 13 cars on a freight train went off the rails about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton. Two explosions were reported, so people were ordered from their homes as a precaution. No one was injured. As of Sunday, 126 people had registered with the evacuation centre. Three of the rail cars were carrying liquefied petroleum gas, commonly known as propane, and caught fire. Four of the derailed freight cars were carrying crude and didn’t break open. CN said those units have been removed from the scene. Parkland County spokeswoman Jackie Ostashek said some impatient residents have begun taking matters into their own hands. “There have been some concerns about people trying to breach the roadblocks. We’re trying to ensure that people understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it,” she said. Emergency crews have escorted a few people back to their property, she said. “Where it was safe to do so, we did have fire crews assist people to go back. They took them there only after the determination that they were outside the immediate threat area. It is not something we are encouraging doing and only in exceptional circumstances.” Mayor Rod Shaigec acknowledged there’s frustration among those affected. “All the reports that I have is that they are satisfied with the information they’re receiving,” he said. “Certainly there’s people that are frustrated. (But) every measure is taken to ensure this is going to be addressed as quickly as possible with the focus on safety. “We’re not going to let people back until we get the notice that all the crews on the ground are satisfied that it is safe to be back.” Evacuees are being asked to document their expenses while they are out of their homes so that CN can reimburse them. “We will ensure that verified claims for damages are promptly honoured,” Chandler said. On the weekend, officials said there had been no damage to private property in the vicinity of the blast. On Monday, Chandler would not confirm that. CN said it is not ready to say what may have caused the derailment or what damage may have occurred, either to the rail company’s infrastructure or the Yellowhead Highway, Northern Alberta’s main east-west artery. The highway remained closed Monday.
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Need to be popular Daughter’s grades dip during first can become semester at college all-consuming False Impressions that teenagers do go through. Sadly, it’s “Any sort of pretension induces me- not only young people who suffer from diocrity in art and life alike.” this affliction. — Margot Fonteyn, English dancer Right off the top, we could surmise and ballerina that anyone who wants to create an im“This is close enough,” said Rick’s pression that is less than accurate must daughter, already reaching have poor self-esteem. for the door handle. People with healthy self“Just a minute,” replied esteem, in theory, don’t Rick, pulling over his veneed to present themselves hicle. “Let me stop the car as someone they’re not. first.” That said, even peo“I hate this stupid seatple who feel good about belt,” she stammered, fumthemselves sometimes get bling with the broken latch. caught up in creating im“It’s just finicky,” said pressions if the need is Rick, reaching over. “Here, great. let me get it for you.” In fact, certain situa“I can do it myself,” she tions require us to create snapped. the best possible impres“And I hate this stupid sion. car!” An interview with a poMURRAY Before Rick could say antential employer might be FUHRER other word, his daughter was one example. out the door and gone. Another might be going He watched as she scooton a first date with a love ed down the sidewalk tointerest, while another still ward the high school. may be meeting a partner’s She was in a hurry as it was nearly parents or family members. time for the first class of the morning. Anyone who has ever run for public That and the fact that she had asked office can attest to the importance of a her father to drop her off two full positive public impression. blocks from school. But there is, of course, a vast differShe had made it clear that she ence between striving to accentuate didn’t want to be seen getting out of the positive and attempting to create Rick’s old car. an impression that is wholly inaccuAdmittedly, Rick was a little hurt by rate. the request. We must examine our motivation. Yes, the car was old with a few rust If we strongly desire something from patches but it ran well — Rick made someone — acceptance, for example sure of it. — we may choose to speak, act and Maintaining a large household on respond in a manner that we think will his meagre income meant there was create the appropriate reaction, even little extra for luxuries, especially a if we are not being genuine. payment on a new car. The ego often plays a role in our It concerned Rick that his daughter need to create and wear a false face. seemed intent upon building relation- The ego is the false self and wants to ships with the more popular girls in be seen as important. school — in particular, girls from affluThe ego’s influence is powerful ent families. and, if left unchecked, may eventually When he expressed concern to his lead to arrogance and pretentiousness wife, she told him to relax; it was just through the incessant and unhealthy a phase that most teenaged girls go need to confirm one’s value as a huthrough. man being by constantly comparing The need to create favourable (and oneself to others. sometimes false) impressions can to This inflated feeling of pride in our lead to heartache and further erode superiority to others is often rooted self-esteem that may be marginal at in the false belief that our personal best. value is determined by what we posAn overpowering need to be popu- sess: the career, the house, the bank lar can become all-consuming and lead account. to poor life choices. It is an unfortunately common phase Please see VALUE on Page B4
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Question: Our daughter’s first semester away at college was an academic disaster. We haven’t seen evidence of any other troubling behaviors, so we’re not quite sure what to think. Should we threaten to withdraw funding for college? Jim: Sending a child off to college can be an emotionally difficult event JIM for a family, DALY and when the initial result is disappointing, it’s hard not to feel upset. Even the best of students often experience a drop-off in grades during their first year in college. The world of the university is very different from that of high school, and a freshman typically undergoes a certain amount of culture shock. She has to learn her way around a new and confusing campus, and adapt to a strange schedule that involves a great deal more time working outside of class than sitting in a lecture hall. In your daughter’s case, she has to adjust to a new living situation and being responsible for her own eating, sleeping and study habits. It also involves processing a whole host of new friends and acquaintances. On top of everything else, she may suffer from homesickness. Once she’s navigated this, she has to find time and energy to devote to physics, English, geography, French and chemistry. It’s not an easy assignment. You should certainly retain the op-
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tion to defund her education if things don’t improve. But for now, I’d encourage you to find out what’s going on, what she needs from you, and what will help ease the adjustment process. It’s possible that she’s longing for some reassurance from you. She may be desperate to know that you have confidence in her and are willing to stand by and support her during this challenging transition. I have a feeling that specific answers will emerge out of your relationship with your daughter. So don’t jump to conclusions. Instead, take the time you need to talk things through. Question: My wife and I are constantly getting in power struggles. How can we get beyond this? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: Why do power struggles cause us such trouble? It’s simple. In every power struggle, couples see themselves as adversaries. This can be as subtle as insisting on “making a point.” The problem is, even if one member of the pair “wins” the point, it means an automatic loss for the relationship. If one person in the marriage “loses,” then both persons in the marriage lose. There is no such thing as a win/lose scenario in marriage. I encourage you to make a commitment to a new way of doing things and to abandon the failed, old model. This begins by establishing what my colleague, Bob Paul, calls a “No Losers Policy.” In a No Losers Policy, couples agree that it will never be acceptable, from this point on, for either of them to walk away from any interaction feeling as if they had lost. Each spouse has to feel good about the solution.
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Severe tooth decay in preschoolers a leading cause of day surgery McFarlane said a number of factors likely contribute to children who still have their baby teeth developing substantial decay: lack of fluoridation For thousands of Canadian pre- in water; ignorance of good dental hyschoolers, going to the dentist doesn’t giene practices; and having limited mean a short visit to a clinic for a mi- access to dental care if living in a rural nor cavity, but going under general an- or remote community. Indeed, the CIHI study found that in esthesia for extensive dental surgery more than one in five day surgery visin hospital. About 19,000 children aged one to its, families spent two or more hours five end up in hospital each year be- travelling to get care. That was particularly the case cause they have in the North, multiple cavities where for the and tooth decay vast majority of so severe that it dental surgeries requires surgical — 92 per cent in treatment, says a Nunavut and 80 report from the per cent in the Canadian InstiNorthwest Territute for Health Intories — families formation (CIHI), had travelled at released Thurs— ANNE MCFARLANE, CIHI least two hours day. VICE-PRESIDENT FOR WESTERN so their child In fact, about CANADA AND could have the one-third of all DEVELOPMENTAL INITIATIVES operation. day surgery op“Severe denerations for pretal problems can schoolers — who be painful and still have their affect a child’s baby teeth — are done to perform subself-esteem and quality of life,” said stantial dental work. “When you see the numbers, when McFarlane. “Many factors can contribyou think 19,000 kids, you just really ute to dental health, such as fluoride are taken aback,” said Anne McFar- levels in local water and timely access lane, CIHI vice-president for West- to dental care, but cavities and decay ern Canada and developmental initia- are still highly preventable.” Dr. Bob Schroth, a pediatric dentist tives. “And that’s just the tip of the ice- and an assistant professor at the Uniberg,” McFarlane said from Victoria, versity of Manitoba, said tooth decay noting that the figure doesn’t capture can be halted at any stage through the children who are waiting for surgery use of fillings or varnishes, while pullor those who had their dental work ing a tooth is considered a last-resort option. done in a clinic. Ideally, children should be avoid“These children are under anesthesia for 86 minutes on average, so ing processed sweets containing lots they have severe dental problems,” of sugar and eating diets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, he said from she said. “What happens (during surgery) is a Winnipeg. But for low-income Canadians and combination of teeth getting filled and those living in remote areas, it can be teeth being extracted.” The CIHI study found rates for den- too expensive or difficult to purchase tal day surgery among young children such fresh food, he said. “It is evident that there are disparivaried by province and territory and depended on the makeup of the popu- ties in young children’s oral health in Canada,” said Schroth. lation and where kids live. “These findings reinforce the need In neighbourhoods with a high number of aboriginal families, the rate of for improved access to early dental viskids getting in-hospital dental surgery its and effective prevention.” The report estimated that these day was almost nine times higher than that for children in neighbourhoods with a surgery operations cost $21.2 million each year across Canada, excluding low First Nations or Inuit population. Income level also appears to play a Quebec. McFarlane said that figure reprerole, with dental surgery rates for kids in poorer neighbourhoods almost four sents a fraction of the real price tag times higher than for peers in more af- because it does not include travel costs or payments to dentists and anesthesifluent areas. As well, three times more rural than ologists. “Again, we think that’s just the tip urban children had day surgery for seof the iceberg.” rious tooth decay. Dental surgery rates among preschoolers were highest in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan, while Ontario, Alberta and B.C. had the lowest rates in the country. BY SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS
Assorted salts are shown. Hypertension Canada has raised the recommended amount of daily sodium intake to 2,000 mg, the equivalent of roughly one teaspoon of salt.
2,000 mg of dietary sodium a day OK BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A group that advises doctors on how to best help patients prevent high blood pressure is shaking up its advice on the amount of sodium Canadians should get in their diets. Hypertension Canada announced it has raised its recommended amount of daily sodium intake for most adults to 2,000 milligrams, the equivalent of roughly five millilitres or one teaspoon of salt. The organization’s recommendations task force — made up of almost 70 doctors, nurses, dietitians and other health professionals from across Canada — decided to raise the daily sodium target to 2,000 mg after reviewing the latest research about the effects of salt on blood pressure. Previous recommendations advised Canadians aged 14 to 50 to limit their daily sodium consumption to 1,500 mg, those 51 to 70 to aim for 1,300 mg, and those 70 and older to ingest even less — 1,200 mg. But task force co-chairman Dr. Raj Padwal said research shows that cutting salt intake to even 2,000 mg a day from 3,600 mg can significantly improve blood pressure levels. “The second reason is that 1,500 or 1,300 or 1,200 ... it’s simply not feasible because the average intake in the Canadian population is 3,400 milligrams, which is about a teaspoon and a half of salt.” In 2010, a sodium working group chaired by Health Canada advised Canadian adults to try to cut salt con-
sumption by a third so they could reach a maximum of 2,300 mg a day by 2016. The group said 1,500 mg daily is considered adequate intake. At the same time, the food and restaurant industries were urged to voluntarily pinch back the sodium in their products. About 75 per cent of sodium in people’s diets comes from processed foods, not from sprinkling meals with salt during cooking or at the table. Padwal, an internal medicine specialist at the University of Alberta, conceded that variations in intake targets from different organizations are likely confusing people. “Based on our review of the (research) literature, we’re very comfortable with this cutpoint and ... the fact that it reduced blood pressure.” Research has suggested that reducing excess dietary sodium could prevent the premature deaths of 30 to 40 Canadians a day from heart disease and stroke, or roughly 11,000 to 15,000 a year. Keeping blood pressure levels under control helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Padwal said it’s important for consumers to remember that much of their sodium comes from processed foods, which makes it a hidden source. “Nobody really eats sodium or even salt,” he said. “You don’t sit down at your dinner table and portion out your food and have a portion of salt that you scoop into your mouth. You eat food.” That’s why another key recommendation from the Hypertension Canada task force is to eat a healthy diet, including high-fibre foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. “And by doing so, your sodium intake will naturally decline. You don’t have to worry about the numbers ... your sodium intake will naturally be around two grams.”
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VALUE: Dig deeper If we dig a little deeper, we find fear, poor self-esteem and a lack of self-awareness. The problem with false impressions is just that: they’re false, an illusion. And what is illusion must eventually give way to reality often creating disappointment or resistance. Some people are convincing actors but eventually the curtain falls, the costumes and makeup come off and the house lights come up. What then will the audience behold? Relationships built upon an honest presentation of self are always healthier and more enduring. This ancient piece of wisdom has been echoed by sages down through the ages but never as eloquently as by Shake-
speare’s Hamlet: “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night (follows) the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” As time went by Rick’s daughter began to make further demands. If Rick was picking her up after school or following a visit with a friend, he was also to park at least two blocks away. He was never to meet the parents of her friends or introduce himself as her father. Eventually Rick and his wife sat down with their daughter to discuss the issue. “You don’t know what it’s like,” she cried. “It’s hard to make friends today.” Rick’s wife explained that no lasting friendship would be built on a false impression. She suggested that her daughter try being open and honest, maybe inviting one of the girls over to the house for a visit.
Reluctant, even fearful at first, Rick’s daughter eventually acted upon her mother’s advice. Predictably, some of girls scoffed at the request and rejected her outright when they learned of her modest existence. One girl did accept the offer and over time became a close friend. And that friendship, founded upon honesty, endures to this day. Want to make a good impression? Make an honest one. There will be those who appreciate it and those who won’t, but the ones who do won’t be disappointed when the house lights come up. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on selfesteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www. extremeesteem.ca.
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Late goal lifts Flames past Kings BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flames 3 Kings 2 LOS ANGELES — T.J. Brodie scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 29.7 seconds to play, and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. The Flames were awarded a power play with 2:12 left in regulation when Dennis Wideman fell to the ice near the benches, drawing a hooking penalty on Anze Kopitar. Brodie collected a bouncing puck in the slot and beat Jonathan Quick for the third power-play goal of the night for the Flames, who had lost on first two stops of their fivegame trip. Mike Cammalleri scored in his season debut for the Flames, and rookie Sean Monahan added another powerplay goal in the second period. Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots in his first victory for Calgary. Jeff Carter scored a tying short-handed goal late in the second period for the Kings, who had won 17 of their previous 19 home games. Quick made 22 saves, and Drew Doughty scored an early power-play goal in just Los Angeles’ second loss in seven games. All five goals in the game were scored on special teams. Calgary’s league-worst penalty kill gave up another goal, while the Kings had one of the NHL’s best penalty-killing units before giving up three to the Flames. Both teams started slowly in a tentative first period, with Kings coach Darryl Sutter throwing out novel line combinations and trying new players on special teams. Calgary didn’t record a shot on goal in the final 13:52 of the period. Los Angeles went ahead during a power play late in the period when Doughty put a wrist shot in the top corner of
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Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, right, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams during the second period of an NHL game in Los Angeles, Monday. Ramo’s net for his third goal of the season. Doughty has goals in back-to-back games after the $56 million defenceman went without a point for seven consecutive games. Cammalleri evened it on a power play early in the second period, beating Quick after a cross-ice pass from Jiri Hudler. Cammalleri, the Flames’ leading scorer last season, sat out the first seven games of this year with an upper-body injury.
Monahan put the Flames ahead at the close of a sharp passing sequence for the Flames, batting home a loose puck on another power play. The 19-year-old centre already has six goals in his first eight NHL games since Calgary chose him with the sixth overall pick this summer. The Kings evened it up with an impressive short-handed rush from Carter, who took the puck at his blue line and fended off Mark Giordano be-
fore throwing it at Mike Richards in front, where the puck deflected off Wideman’s stick and beat Ramo. Carter, who led the Western Conference with 26 goals last season, has five goals in another strong start for the Kings. NOTES: Los Angeles D Robyn Regehr played his first 11 NHL seasons with Calgary before getting traded to Buffalo in 2011. ... Hudler had two assists. He has scored in each of the Flames’ eight games this
season, the only player in the NHL without a scoreless game yet this season. ... Los Angeles scratched F Jordan Nolan for the first time this season. Matt Frattin returned to the lineup. ... Ramo started his second straight game despite giving up five goals in San Jose last Saturday. Joey MacDonald is expected to start Tuesday in Phoenix. ... Dodgers C Tim Federowicz and “Parks and Recreation” star Retta also attended.
Giants get first win over sloppy Vikings NFL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Giants 23 Vikings 7 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With six losses on their resume, the New York Giants could have been wondering if they would ever win a game this season. Instead, they searched within to see what they are made of. “The players and coaches have great pride in what we’re doing,” Eli Manning said Monday night after — at last — the team’s first victory, 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings. “We just had to keep going, get rid of some of the mistakes, and play the way we need to play.” They were efficient, if not overwhelming, which is all they needed to be against the mistake-prone Vikings (1-5). The Giants began the season as the team turning over the ball
(minus-16 difference) while showing little penchant for playing defence. But against the Vikings, they had three takeaways to one lost fumble. Peterson, the league’s MVP last season and a 2,000-yard rusher, was held to 28 yards five days after his 2-yearold son was buried in South Dakota. The man accused in the death was indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Monday. “It was tough sledding. We couldn’t get anything established up front,” Peterson said. “I was focused on preparing for the game, unfortunately it didn’t work out the way we wanted to. It was tough. The defence made it hard.” Peterson was not helped by a rusty Josh Freeman, making his debut as Vikings quarterback after being signed as a free agent when Tampa Bay cut the 2009 first-round draft pick. Freeman frequently missed open receivers, and several of his throws sailed yards beyond his targets. Coach Leslie Frazier said he con-
sidered taking out Freeman, but that the score was close enough for him to stick with his new QB. Josh Brown kicked three field goals and Rueben Randle caught a 24-yard TD pass for New York (1-6). “For us, we can’t look too much past a win and a step in the right direction,” defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. “We can’t look beyond the next step.” Marcus Sherels provided Minnesota’s points with an 86-yard punt return, but his fumble without being hit during a runback midway in the third quarter set up New York at the Vikings 3. Peyton Hillis, signed last Wednesday with the Giants in dire need of running backs, surged in from the 1 for a 17-7 lead — New York’s biggest in 2013. The lead grew on Brown’s 23-yard field goal to finish off a 16-play, 75-yard drive, and to 23-7 on his 36-yarder. Another Vikings mistake handed those points to the Giants: Rookie Sharrif Floyd, a defensive tackle of all things, fumbled at Minnesota’s 18 while returning a short kickoff.
“We needed to get one on the board,” defensive end Justin Tuck said. “I told (general manager) Jerry Reese that I think we have a shovel to start digging our way out of this hole. Hopefully, tonight is something we can build off. It’s still a long way to climb out of this hole. But this was something that we could get the ball rolling.” The Giants controlled the clock and the ball for most of the opening quarter and led 3-0 when Sherels broke his spectacular punt return — the third against the Giants this season. He sped down the left sideline virtually untouched, then twice faked out punter Steve Weatherford. By the time Weatherford reached Sherels, it was at the goal line — where Weatherford brought him down with a horse-collar tackle. Minnesota had a total of 8 yards on punt runbacks heading into Monday night. But Sherels set a team mark with 119. Before Sherels’ sprint, New York had gone 17 plays and used up the first 9:36, but bogged down at the 16 and Brown made a 35-yard field goal.
Stamps O-line prepares for Riders with Alex Hall BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders offensive line made room for Jon Cornish to run for 175 yards and four touchdowns the last time the Saskatchewan Roughriders visited McMahon Stadium. Then Calgary’s offensive linemen held CFL sack leader Alex Hall to zero sacks when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to town earlier this month. Can they continue their success Saturday, now that Hall is a Roughrider following his trade from Winnipeg? A 42-27 loss to Calgary on Aug. 9 was an anomaly for a Saskatchewan defensive line that was talented enough before Hall’s arrival Oct. 6. Saskatchewan is tied for second in the CFL in sacks with Montreal and ranks second in stopping the rush. The Roughriders’ defence contributed to 28 points scored off turnovers in a 35-14 win over the B.C. Lions last Saturday. “Their front four, front five now that Alex Hall has joined the club, they’re great run defenders and pass rushers,” Calgary head coach John Hufnagel said Monday following the Stampeders’ team photo. “It’s going to be a big challenge for our offence to be able to run the ball efficiently and effectively and protect our passers.” Calgary (13-3) and Saskatchewan (11-5) have already secured home playoff dates, so it’s now a matter of who hosts the division semifinal Nov. 10 or the final Nov. 17. Calgary can secure first in the West Division with a win or a tie Saturday. Saskatchewan can extend the race for first place to the last week of the regular season with a victory.
Calgary and Saskatchewan are 1-1 against each other this season, so Saturday’s victor would get the higher playoff seed in the event they’re tied in points at the conclusion of the regular season. “Truthfully, I’m very pleased this game means something for both teams,” Hufnagel said. “It’ll get us playoff ready.” Calgary’s Charleston Hughes has pulled even with Hall for the league lead in sacks (15). Stampeder defensive end Cordarro Law is second with 12. But Saskatchewan’s John Chick, the CFL’s defensive player of the year in 2009, Tearrius George, Jermaine McElveen and Ricky Foley can be hard on opposing offensive lines with a combined 29 quarterback tackles between them. While acknowledging Saskatchewan’s prowess on the defensive line, the Stampeders aren’t prepared to say the Roughrider front four with Hall will be their toughest test this season. “I think Saskatchewan’s defensive line is a huge strength for them,” Stampeder tackle Edwin Harrison said. “Any time you can add a player like Alex Hall to your unit, you get an immediate upgrade as a unit. “I don’t want to say we don’t look at our opponent, but every game is a big game. Every game we have somebody who is a quality opponent. “It will definitely be a huge test for us, an important test for us, but it will be a huge test and a huge game for our team because it’s the next game. Make no mistakes, this team, it doesn’t matter who we play.” Calgary leads the CFL in fewest sacks against and most rushing yards, a testament to the offensive line’s performance. They’ve done it with a rotating cast of characters, because the offensive line wasn’t exempt from the
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injuries besetting the Stampeders at almost every position this season. Harrison began this season on the nine-game injured list because of a lingering knee injury. The latest ailment is left tackle Stanley Bryant, who is questionable for Saturday’s game with a knee injury. Right tackle Dan Federkeil moves back into the lineup after missing five games with a groin injury, but right guard Dimitri Tsoumpas remains sidelined with a concussion. J’Michael Deane and Spencer Wilson have rotated in where needed on the right side. Rookie centre Brett Jones and guard Jon Gott are the only two linemen who have managed to stay in games week to week. Harrison says a lot of homework goes into adapting to personnel changes almost every week. “Every guy in our group does an outstanding job of preparing themselves to play each and every week,” he said. “I don’t think a lot of people know how much time we put in, not only on the practice field, but in the meeting room and at home. “As an offensive line, if everybody in that room isn’t on the same page, we will not be successful.” How significant is Calgary’s containment of Hall on Oct. 5 and the dismantling of the ’Riders defensive line in August heading into Saturday’s game? Not very, offensive line coach Mike Gibson said. “Those games didn’t define who we are,” he said. “Our body of work is defined by who we are. They were part of it no doubt. “We’re first in the league in rushing, we’re first in the league in the least sacks and that wouldn’t happen with just two games. We see good defences week in and week out and we just have to be prepared to play.”
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Central Division W L OTLSOL 7 2 2 0 8 3 0 1 6 5 2 0 6 7 0 0 6 6 0 1 2 10 0 1
GF 44 48 37 37 47 33
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W L OTLSOL GF Victoria 15 9 6 0 0 40 Kelowna 10 7 1 0 2 46 Prince George 14 6 7 0 1 34 Kamloops 13 4 9 0 0 32 Vancouver 11 2 7 1 1 24
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GA 29 42 39 41 41 67
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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 11 7 3 0 1 59 42 15 Tri-City 14 5 8 0 1 33 42 11 Note: A team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Brandon 6 Medicine Hat 3 Everett 1 Kamloops 0 Lethbridge 8 Saskatoon 5 Kootenay 4 Edmonton 3 Kelowna 3 Prince George 2 Calgary 5 Red Deer 2 Portland 8 Tri-City 1 Regina 4 Moose Jaw 2 Seattle 6 Swift Current 3 Victoria 4 Spokane 1
GA 33 7
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3 2 0 0 3 0 0
11 8 6 6 5 4 2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Colorado 9 8 1 0 16 Chicago 8 5 1 2 12 St. Louis 7 5 1 1 11 Nashville 9 5 3 1 11 Minnesota 9 3 3 3 9 Winnipeg 9 4 5 0 8 Dallas 8 3 5 0 6
22 25 19 21 17 11 11
26 23 22 25 26 29 24
GF 28 23 27 19 19 22 20
GA 12 19 19 22 22 25 28
Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 9 8 0 1 17 40 16 Anaheim 8 7 1 0 14 30 19 Phoenix 9 5 2 2 12 27 26 Los Angeles 9 6 3 0 12 24 22 Vancouver 10 5 4 1 11 27 29 Calgary 7 3 2 2 8 23 26 Edmonton 9 2 6 1 5 26 36 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Columbus 3, Vancouver 1 Nashville 3, Winnipeg 1 Anaheim 6, Dallas 3 Monday’s Games San Jose 1, Detroit 0, SO Colorado 1, Pittsburgh 0 Calgary at Los Angeles, late
Tuesday’s games Portland at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Calgary at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Swift Current at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m.
MP 663 118
4 3 3 3 1 2 1
Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Monday’s games No Games Scheduled.
Red Deer Rebels Scoring GP G A Pts 13 7 10 17 12 5 6 11 13 4 7 11 12 3 5 8 12 2 6 8 7 4 3 7 13 1 5 6 13 3 2 5 13 2 3 5 6 2 2 4 13 2 2 4 10 0 2 2 13 0 2 2 13 1 0 1 9 0 1 1 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Carolina 9 N.Y. Islanders 8 Columbus 8 Washington 8 New Jersey 8 N.Y. Rangers 7 Philadelphia 8
Tuesday’s Games Anaheim at Toronto, 5 p.m. Vancouver at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 5 p.m. Edmonton at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Sunday’s results Calgary 6 Lethbridge 3 Edmonton 3 Kootenay 2 (OT) Everett 4 Swift Current 1 Moose Jaw 4 Prince Albert 3
Bleackley Bellerive Dieno Gaudet Fleury Pawlenchuk Maxwell Volek Musil Sutter Johnson Fafard Doetzel Mpofu Nell Dixon Burman Charif Chorney Polei Shmoorkoff Bartosak Bear Goaltenders
PIM 6 13 7 18 0 0 4 7 17 4 13 31 23 2 0 28 0 0 4 2 2 2 15 GAA 2.99 3.55
+/0 0 1 -7 2 5 2 -2 -2 0 2 -5 4 -2 -2 -2 — 1 -1 -1 -2 — 1 SV% .918 .868
National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Detroit 10 6 3 1 13 Toronto 9 6 3 0 12 Boston 7 5 2 0 10 Montreal 8 5 3 0 10 Tampa Bay 8 5 3 0 10 Ottawa 8 3 3 2 8 Florida 9 3 6 0 6 Buffalo 10 1 8 1 3
GF 24 30 20 26 26 21 20 13
Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 9 7 2 0 14
GF GA 31 20
GA 24 22 10 15 21 24 32 28
Through games of Sunday, October 20, 2013 Goals Name Team GP G Sidney Crosby Pitt. 8 7 Tomas Hertl SJ 8 7 Patrick Marleau SJ 8 7 Alex Ovechkin Wash 8 7 Alexander Steen St.L 7 7 David Backes St.L 7 6 Matt Duchene Col 8 6 Joffrey Lupul Tor 9 6 Henrik Zetterberg Det 9 6 Pavel Datsyuk Det 9 5 Lars Eller Mon 8 5 Evander Kane Winn 9 5 Sean Monahan Cal 7 5 Corey Perry Ana 8 5 Jason Spezza Ott 7 5 Steven Stamkos TBay 8 5 J. van Riemsdyk Tor 7 5 Assists Name Team GP A Sidney Crosby Pitt 8 10 Henrik Sedin Van 10 10 Joe Thornton SJ 8 10 Joe Pavelski SJ 8 9 Daniel Alfredsson Det 9 8 Mark Arcobello Edm 9 8 Nick Backstrom Wash 8 8 Jamie Benn Dal 8 8 Anze Kopitar LA 9 8 P.K. Subban Mon 8 8 Dustin Byfuglien Winn 9 7 Logan Couture SJ 8 7 Pascal Dupuis Pitt 8 7 T. Fleischmann Flo 9 7 Cody Franson Tor 9 7 Jason Garrison Van 10 7 Marek Zidlicky NJ 8 7 Power Play Goals Name Team GP PP Patrick Marleau SJ 8 4 Alex Ovechkin Wash 8 4 David Backes St.L 7 3 Zach Parise Min 9 3 Joe Pavelski SJ 8 3 Jason Pominville Min 9 3 Teddy Purcell TBay 8 3 Short Handed Goals Name Team GP SH Brad Richardson Van 10 2 Mikael Backlund Cal 7 1 Patrice Bergeron Bos 7 1 Tyler Bozak Tor 9 1 Brenden Dillon Dal 8 1 Patrik Elias NJ 7 1
Lars Eller Mon Game Winning Goals Name Team Matt Duchene Col Dave Bolland Tor Matt Cooke Min Pavel Datsyuk Det Lars Eller Mon Ryan Getzlaf Ana Curtis Glencross Cal Patric Hornqvist Nash Chuck Kobasew Pitt Brandon Prust Mon Mike Santorelli Van Steven Stamkos TBay John Tavares NYIsl Shots Name Team Alex Ovechkin Wash Zach Parise Min Evander Kane Win Jeff Carter LA Henrik Zetterberg Det Ryan Kesler Van Thomas Vanek Buff Daniel Sedin Van Chris Higgins Van Patrick Marleau SJ Phil Kessel Tor Pavel Datsyuk Det Jeff Skinner Car Radim Vrbata Pho Marian Hossa Chic Joffrey Lupul Tor Plus/Minus Name Team Justin Braun SJ Chris Kunitz Pitt M.Edouard Vlasic SJ Fr. Beauchemi Ana Brent Burns SJ Hampus Lindholm Ana Matt Niskanen Pitt Logan Couture SJ Tomas Hertl SJ Andrei Markov Mon Dustin Penner Ana Kevin Bieksa Van Tyler Kennedy SJ Rob Klinkhammer Pho Cory Sarich Col Joe Thornton SJ
GP 8 9 9 9 8 8 7 9 8 8 10 8 8
GW 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
GP 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 8 9 9 9 9 8 9
S 54 51 48 43 41 39 39 38 37 37 36 35 34 34 33 33
GP 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 8 8 8 6 10 8 9 8 8
+ 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7
● AJHL: Drayton Valley at Olds, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.
● 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.
● 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.
Alberta Junior Hockey League standings North Division GP W L OL GF GA Fort McMurray 17 16 0 1 73 29 Spruce Grove 17 12 4 1 54 36 Whitecourt 18 11 5 2 77 65 Lloydminster 17 11 6 0 55 51 Sherwood Park17 9 8 0 55 59 Grand Prairie 16 8 7 1 53 55 Bonnyville 17 8 8 1 48 46 Drayton Valley 15 3 10 2 35 67
Pt 33 25 24 22 18 17 17 8
South Division GP W L OL GF GA Pt Brooks 15 12 2 1 45 25 25 Okotoks 15 9 4 2 42 38 20 Drumheller 16 7 7 2 59 64 16 Cal. Mustangs 16 6 8 2 48 59 14 Canmore 17 6 10 1 46 63 13 Olds 16 4 8 4 44 55 12 Camrose 16 4 9 3 39 48 11 Calgary Canucks17 5 12 0 49 62 10 Note: A team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OL column. Sunday’s results Drumheller 5 Bonnyville 3 Okotoks 4 Sherwood Park 3 Whitecourt 3 Canmore 2 Saturday’s results Bonnyville 4 Camrose 1 Brooks 3 Calgary Canucks 2 Fort McMurray 4 Drumheller 1 Grande Prairie 4 Canmore 3 (SO) Lloydminster 3 Drayton Valley 2 (OT) Spruce Grove 3 Okotoks 1 Whitecourt 3 Olds 2
x-Toronto x-Hamilton x-Montreal Winnipeg
CFL East Division W L T 10 6 0 8 8 0 7 9 0 3 13 0
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
PA 414 437 424 512
Pt 20 16 14 6
PF 513 468 435 362
PA 362 339 425 450
Pt 26 22 18 6
WEEK 17 Sunday’s result Montreal 36 Hamilton 5 Saturday’s results Saskatchewan 35 B.C. 14 Toronto 26 Winnipeg 20 Friday’s result Calgary 27 Edmonton 13 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
BRIEFS AA Atom Chiefs go 1-1 on weekend The Red Deer Sheraton Chiefs posted a 1-1 record in atom AA hockey league play during the weekend. The Chiefs lost 10-4 to Sherwood Park on Saturday before taking a 10-2 win over Lacombe on Sunday. Kaiden Wedderburn recorded a hat trick against Sherwood Park with Joel DeMale and Jax Boyechko picking up two points each. Gabe Simon made 47 saves in net. On Sunday, Wedderburn re-
McDaniel, Cal x-Chiles, Tor Goltz, Wpg Harris, BC LeFevour, Ham Barnes, Tor Getzlaf, Sask Price, Cal Palardy, Wpg x-N.Moore, BC Ellingson, Ham Simpson, Wpg Ta.Smith, Sask x-C.Taylor, BC Lauther, Ham Collaros, Tor Ford, Wpg Inman, Tor Koch, Edm x-Chambers, Edm Arceneaux, BC Bagg, Sask Bruce, Mtl Charles, Edm Denmark, Wpg Joseph, Edm Kackert, Tor
9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 0 6 6 6 6 5 0 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
54 52 48 48 48 42 42 42 40 38 36 36 36 32 31 30 30 30 30 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
PA 127 162 140 178
Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville
W 5 3 2 0
South L 2 4 5 7
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
North L 2 4 4 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .714 .429 .429 .333
PF 148 150 131 107
PA 135 148 156 132
Kansas City Denver
W 7 6
West L T Pct 0 0 1.000 1 0 .857
PF PA 169 81 298 197
corded another hat trick and DeMale and Hayden O’Riordan added two goals each. Boyechko, Hudson O’Riordan and Seth Elliott recorded single markers. Ridleigh Hansen made 27 saves.
Marchuk wins four medals but loses belongings in robbery The weekend had its positives and negatives for Red Deer’s Nick Marchuk. Marchuk captured four medals, including two gold, for Team Canada at the World Karate Championships in Taranto, Italy then lost them, along with his fighting gear, in a robbery in Pompeii. The 17-year-old, along with his father were robbed, los-
● Senior high volleyball: Lindsay Thurber tournament. ● JV volleyball: Notre Dame tournament. Peewee/bantam football: Semifinals. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Airdrie/
Monday’s results No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s game Drayton Valley at Olds, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Okotoks at Brooks, 7 p.m. Lloydminster at Spruce Grove, 7 p.m. Grand Prairie at Fort McMurray, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Drumheller at Camrose, 7 p.m. Friday’s games Whitecourt at Bonnyville, 7 p.m. Fort McMurray at Brooks, 7 p.m. Olds at Camrose, 7 p.m. Canmore at Okotoks, 7 p.m. Sherwood Park at Drayton Valley, 7:30 p.m. Grand Prairie at Lloydminster, 7:30 p.m.
0 .571 0 .333
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct Dallas 4 3 0 .571 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 Washington 2 4 0 .333 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .122
168 144 105 132
PF 200 169 152 126
PA 155 196 184 216
New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay
W 5 3 2 0
South L 1 3 4 6
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .833 .500 .333 .000
PF PA 161 103 139 83 153 157 87 132
Green Bay Detroit Chicago Minnesota
North W L 4 2 4 3 4 3 1 5
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .667 .571 .571 .200
PF 168 186 213 132
PA 127 167 206 181
Seattle San Francisco St. Louis Arizona
W 6 5 3 3
West L 1 2 4 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .857 .714 .429 .429
PF 191 176 156 133
PA 116 135 184 161
Sunday’s Games Atlanta 31, Tampa Bay 23 Washington 45, Chicago 41 Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Jets 30, New England 27, OT Buffalo 23, Miami 21 Carolina 30, St. Louis 15 Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24 San Diego 24, Jacksonville 6 San Francisco 31, Tennessee 17 Kansas City 17, Houston 16 Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13 Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16 Denver 33, Indianapolis 39 Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday’s Game Minnesota 7, N.Y. Giants 23 Thursday, Oct. 24 Carolina at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m.
ing all their belongs, including their passports. Marchuk won the traditional weapons while using his Samaurei sword and the musical weapons while using his sword and bo staff. He placed third in the creative weapons and soft style forms.
Orangemen get win Jarrett Hart hit 25 points and Ray Teskey 20 as the Orangemen downed Carstar 8865 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play during the weekend. Darryl Hemstreet had 19 points and Justin Klein 16 for Carstar. In other action, Troy Normand had 14 points and James Johanson 12 as Sheraton Red Deer stopped Gord Scott Nissan 65-59.
● 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.
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
National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3
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.
Bowling Heritage Lanes Weekly Results
San Diego Oakland
Cochrane at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 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.
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
Football GP 16 16 16 16
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013
Western Hockey League Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 13 7 5 1 0 47 48 Brandon 12 7 5 0 0 43 43 Regina 12 7 5 0 0 38 38 Saskatoon 14 6 6 0 2 49 54 Swift Current 14 6 7 0 1 48 45 Moose Jaw 14 5 6 1 2 36 44 GP Medicine Hat 11 Calgary 12 Kootenay 13 Red Deer 13 Edmonton 13 Lethbridge 13
Monday-Club 55 plus High Single: Bill Black 292. High Triple: Mike Rainone 740. Monday Mixed High Single: Matt Mundorf 299. High Triple: Marcel Serre 650. Tuesday Mixed High Single: Paul Waisman 365. High Triple: Waisman 820. Wednesday-Club 55 plus High Single: Lorne Fowler 277. High Triple: Fowler 651. Wednesday Mixed
High Single: Don Lattery 309. High Triple: Terry Ell 774. Thursday Morning Ladies High Single: Wanda Durbak 229. High Triple: Bev Mundle 518. Thursday Mixed High Single: Suzie Lobert 293. High Triple: Lobert 743. Youth Bowling of Canada (YBC) Bumpers High Single: Rogan Clark 90. Bowlasaurus High Single: Jonathon Holford 84. Bantams High Single: Morgan Lynn 184. High Triple: Lynn 475.
Basketball National Basketball Association Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 5 1 .833 — Brooklyn 4 1 .800 1/2 New York 2 3 .400 2 1/2 Philadelphia 1 4 .200 3 1/2 Boston 1 6 .143 4 1/2
Miami Charlotte Orlando Washington Atlanta
Chicago Cleveland Detroit Indiana Milwaukee
Southeast Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 1 4 .200 1 4 .200
GB — 1 2 2 1/2 2 1/2
Central Division W L Pct 6 0 1.000 4 2 .667 1 4 .200 1 5 .167 0 5 .000
GB — 2 4 1/2 5 5 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB New Orleans 6 0 1.000 — Houston 4 1 .800 1 1/2 Memphis 3 2 .600 2 1/2 Dallas 3 3 .500 3 San Antonio 1 3 .250 4
Oklahoma City Minnesota Portland Denver Utah
Northwest Division W L Pct 3 1 .750 3 1 .750 4 2 .667 2 3 .400 1 4 .200
GB — — — 1 1/2 2 1/2
L.A. Clippers Golden State Sacramento Phoenix L.A. Lakers
Pacific Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 3 2 .600 3 2 .600 2 2 .500 2 4 .333
GB — 1/2 1/2 1 2
Sunday’s Games Memphis 90, Atlanta 82 Orlando 87, Detroit 86 Minnesota 104, Boston 89 Oklahoma City 88, Utah 82 Portland 109, Sacramento 105 Monday’s Games Toronto 123, New York 120,2OT Cleveland 104, Philadelphia 93 Chicago 105, Milwaukee 84 Houston 100, Dallas 95 Tuesday’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Memphis at Toronto, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Washington vs. Cleveland at Cincinnati, OH, 5 p.m. New York vs. Milwaukee at Green Bay, WI, 6 p.m. Miami at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 7 p.m. Chicago vs. Oklahoma City at Wichita, KS, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Announced the retirement of manager Jim Leyland. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Oklahoma C Hasheem Thabeet one game for head butting New Orleans C Greg Stiemsma in an Oct. 17 game. Fined Denver G Nate Robinson $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City C Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during an Oct. 15 game. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Waived F Brandon Davies. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Suspended Washington S Brandon Meriweather two games for repeat violations this season of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenceless players. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Traded OT Bryant McKinnie to Miami for a conditional late-round draft pick. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Waived DB Julian Posey. Claimed DB Jordan Poyer off waivers from Philadelphia. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DT Marvin Austin. Re-signed G Ray Dominguez and WR Jamar Newsome to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Released DT
Andre Neblett. NEW YORK JETS—Activated QB David Garrard. Released QB Brady Quinn. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Waived RB Isaac Redman. Signed LB Kion Wilson from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS—Released KR Darius Reynaud. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Colorado F Cody McLeod five games for boarding Detroit D Niklas Kronwall during an Oct. 17 game. Suspended New York Islanders F Michael Grabner two games for an illegal check to the head of Carolina F Nathan Gerbe during an Oct. 19 game. Free agent D Roman Hamrlik announced his retirement. BUFFALO SABRES—Recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Activated G Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve. Recalled D Aaron Rome from Texas (AHL). Assigned G Jack Campbell to Texas. DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled C Darren Helm and D Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids (AJHL). Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled F Mike Blunden, F Patrick Holland and D Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F Freddie Hamilton and F John McCarthy from Worcester (AHL). Assigned F Matt Pelech to Worcester.
RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 B7
Reserves star in Raptors’ OT win NBA PRE-SEASON BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — To Dwane Casey’s way of thinking, it was more than just overtime. It was an invaluable lesson. So, through much of the fourth quarter and two extra sessions Monday night, the Toronto Raptors head coach never thought of returning his starters to the floor against the New York Knicks. This is the pre-season, a time to learn about your team. And for your players to learn about themselves. The Raptors reserves got to play a starring role in a 123-120 double overtime win before 15,701 at the Air Canada Centre, improving their pre-season record to an impressive 5-1. “It was a great experience for those young kids to really play in those situations,” Casey said. “In the regular season, most likely, unless something catastrophic happens, they’re not going to be out there.” Second-year guard Terrence Ross led the way, hitting six of the 13 threepoint shots he attempted on the night. None was bigger than a rainbow from beyond the arc as the buzzer sounded to end the first overtime period, tying the game at 113-113 and setting the stage for another five-minute session. “It prepares you for future games if you ever get in that situation, what to do, what not to do,” said Ross, who finished the night as the game’s high scorer with 27 points. “It’s always kind of nerve-wracking (in a game) no matter how many times you go over it in practice. “So, getting in that live experience it helps.” The games don’t count. But that doesn’t mean they don’t matter.
Casey said because “nobody’s guaranteed minutes,” it was great to see the bench players battle down the stretch and eventually pick up the win. Especially after they struggled earlier in the game. “I owe it to the players to try and execute down the stretch,” Casey said. Toronto power forward Tyler Hansbrough, who since signing from Indianapolis in the off-season has already become a fan favourite for his aggressive style of play, forced overtime with a dunk in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter. He took a pass at the top of the key, spun on his defender and waltzed to the basket. “They’re very important minutes,” Hansbrough said of the fourth quarter and overtimes. “You never know if a starter is going to go down or something and you’re going to be in that situation, especially late in the game. “It was important to get some guys some experience.” Among the starters, DeMar DeRozan had 21 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes while Rudy Gay added 19 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. Kyle Lowry chipped in 11 points in 24 minutes. “It was entertaining to watch, especially to see the other guys get out there and get a chance to compete,” said DeRozan. “It definitely helps because you have to understand every play and every situation is critical.” The Raptors were an impressive 6-1 in the pre-season last year but ended up posting a 34-48 record in the games that count for something in the standings. They missed the playoffs for a fifth straight season. The Knicks took a 79-77 lead into the final quarter after Toure Murry’s one-handed prayer from centre court found the mark at the buzzer. The shot restored a New York lead, which climbed as high as 13 points earlier in
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Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough, left, defends against New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace, right, during second half NBA pre-season action in Toronto on Monday. the quarter before Toronto went on a nice run to bring the crowd back into it. The Raptors, who host Memphis on Wednesday and finish the pre-season at Milwaukee on Friday, open the regular season on Oct. 30 when the Boston Celtics visit Air Canada Centre. The Knicks took a 60-51 lead into the locker room at halftime as Metta World Peace had eight points in eight second-
quarter minutes off the bench. The former Ron Artest, who signed a two-year deal with New York after four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, hit a pair of three-pointers in the quarter. The Knicks bench was the difference in the first half, outscoring their Raptors’ counterparts 30-14. The Raptors had led 30-29 after one quarter on the strength of Gay’s 11 points and 10 from DeRozan.
Roman Hamrlik retires after 20 NHL seasons Giguere, Avalanche NHL ROUNDUP
TORONTO — Veteran defenceman Roman Hamrlik announced his retirement Monday, ending a 20-year NHL career that included three all-star appearances. Hamrlik was drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He played 1,395 regular-season games and 113 post-season games with Tampa Bay, Edmonton, the New York Islanders, Calgary, Montreal, Washington and the New York Rangers over his career. Hamrlik, from Zlin, Czech Republic, scored 155 goals and had 483 assists for 638 points while averaging over 23 minutes in ice time per game over the course of his NHL career. “As a kid growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, I never imagined that I would one day have the opportunity to
play in the National Hockey League,” Hamrlik said in an NHLPA statement. “It has been a great honour and a privilege to spend 20 seasons playing in the greatest hockey league in the world. “I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of my time spent in North America while playing the game I love, making sacrifices and pursuing my hockey dreams.” His best offensive year came in the 1995-’96 season, when he had 16 goals and 49 assists for the Lightning. He had a career-high rating of plus-22 with the 2006-’07 Calgary Flames. Hamrlik had one assist and was minus-4 in 16 games last season with the Capitals and Rangers. He was an unrestricted free agent this season before retiring. Hamrlik, who was an all-star in 1996, 1999 and 2003, represented the Czech Republic internationally and helped his country win the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Lutz, Hunting Hills finish second at provincials
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AVALANCHE 1 PENGUINS 0 PITTSBURGH — Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days. The resule was the Colorado Avalanche edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal 5:26 into the second period as Colorado improved to 8-1, the best start in franchise history. The game was billed as a fight for bragging rights between Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby and Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon. The former No. 1 picks both are from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia in Canada. Instead, Giguere stole the show. Pittsburgh went 0 for 7 on the power play and lost for the first time at home despite outshooting the Avalanche 3414. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 shots for the Penguins (7-2).
THE CANADIAN PRESS 15:07; Lucas Dryer, Sundre, 41st in 15:15; Cameron Reimer, Sundre, 47th in 15:23. Junior girls Myah Cota, Hunting Hills, 13th in 12:02; Jill Stewart, Hunting Hills, 14th in 12:04; Janelle Graham, Olds, 24th in 12:39; Mallory Fisher, Hunting Hills, 35th in 13:04. Intermediate boys Jelmer Van Den Hadelkamp, Sundre, sixth in 17:42; Noah Mulzet, Lindsay Thurber, seventh in 17:46; Scott Kohlman, Bashaw, ninth in 17:53; Ben Arychuk, Rocky Mountain House, 23rd in 18:48. Intermediate girls Dina Iatrou, Hunting Hills, 10th in 16:33; Rachelle Doyon, Lindsay Thurber, 16th in 16:54; Shaelyn Moltzahn, Lindsay Thurber, 18th in 16:58; Hailey Kitt, Hunting Hills, 22nd in 17:15;
SHARKS 1, RED WINGS 0, SO DETROIT (AP) — Logan Couture scored in the shootout and San Jose beat Detroit. The Sharks (8-0-1) are the NHL’s last team without a regulation loss. Each goalie got a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes. Antti Niemi — who got his 24th career shutout — made 24 saves for San Jose and Jimmy Howard, who earned his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots. It was Niemi’s third shutout against Detroit. He also stopped Todd Bertuzzi on Detroit’s final shootout attempt with a spectacular pad save. Detroit’s Brendan Smith hit the outside of the goal post with 4:57 remaining in regulation. Niemi made an outstanding save on Daniel Alfredsson’s shot from the bottom of the right circle 7:31 into the second period. San Jose outshot Detroit 7-4 in a scoreless opening period, in which the Red Wings killed off two penalties.
Oilers trade Brown to Sharks
CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING Megan Bankes, Innisfail, 25th in 17:18; Anushree Patel, Olds, 28th in 17:35; Sylvia Von Gunten, Rimbey, 39th in 18:02; Megan Johnson, Hunting Hills, 40th in 18:03. Senior girls Nagi Isa, Hunting Hills, 13th in 16:45; Isis Landsbergen, Sundre, 27th in 17:27; Celine DeWitt, Central Alberta Christian, 29th in 17:44; Alicia VillavicencioRequis, Notre Dame, 43rd in 18:26. Senior boys Derrick Evans, Hunting Hills, ninth in 20:55; Jesse Ross, Hunting Hills, 31st in 23:28; Devin Chambers, Innisfail, 34th in 23:34; Matthew Graham, Lindsay Thurber, 38th in 23:49; Brodie Parker, Hunting Hills, 39th in 23:51; Luke Beasley, Hunting Hills, 47th in 24:04; Michael Pickup, River Glen, 48th in 24:05.
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have traded Mike Brown to the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Brown had been in the lineup for eight of the Oilers’ nine games and had zero points, a minus-1 rating and 19 penalty minutes. The
5-foot-11 grinder joins a Sharks team that is 8-0-1. “Mike plays a speed game and fits the ’Fast, Hard and Supportive’ mantra that our team wants to play with,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. “He is a player with tremendous character, knows the Western Conference well and brings a tough, physical ingredient to
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Hunting Hills was runner-up in the 4A team standings in the provincial high school cross-country running championship Saturday at Drayton Valley, finishing behind perennial powerhouse Edmonton Strathcona for a second straight year. Lindsay Thurber placed fourth in the 4A team standings. Eric Lutz was the top Hunting Hills runner, claiming a silver medal in the junior boys four km race with a time of 13 minutes, 37 seconds. Meanwhile, Emily Lucas of Innisfail earned a silver in the intermediate girls event, finishing in 15:23, and Kirsten Ramsay of Lacombe picked up a bronze medal in the senior girls race with a time of 15:31. Notre Dame placed 15th in the 4A team standings, while in the 3A category Olds was eighth, Lacombe 13th and Rocky Mountain House West Central 20th. Sundre was second in the 2A team standings, with Innisfail sixth and Central Alberta Christian 12th. In the 1A division, Bashaw was sixth, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas in 12th spot, Spruce View at No. 13 and River Glen 20th. Other top-50 Central Alberta individual results: Junior boys Benjamin Holmes, Lindsay Thurber, fifth in 14:04; Kale Hartley, Hunting Hills, 10th in 14:08; Adam Wass, Lacombe, 23rd in 14:49; Matthew Gaudette, Olds, 35th in 15:05; Robert Chauvet, LTCHS, 38th in
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to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company. All applicants must be flexible for hours and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Benefits are paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work is needed. Wage will be based on experience, attitude, and desire to commit to long term employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ eaglebuilders.ca. We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and growing company.
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.
SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: email@example.com. and/or fax 403-347-7913 WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
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 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
3608 57 Avenue, Ponoka T4J 1P2 Phone 403-783-0126 or Fax 403-783-5656
Maintenance Service Worker II - FTE 1.0 Ponoka, AB - Two Full-Time Positions
This position will work in coordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. A valid trade certificate is an asset but not mandatory. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred. Application Closing Date: October 25 2013. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:
Under supervision, this position performs a variety of maintenance duties on various types of equipment, buildings; and grounds under the direction of the Department Supervisor and/or other maintenance workers in accordance with acceptable standards, regulations, safety, policies and procedures. The work is defined as semi-skilled, routine, manual, becoming somewhat independent. Qualifications: - High School diploma - Three years operations experience with maintenance management and periodic maintenance program experience - Knowledge and/or experience with computerized control systems and maintenance management would be beneficial - Minimum 5th Class Steam Ticket would be preferred but not mandatory. Closing Date:
1578018 ALBERTA LTD o/a: Windspinners & Gadgets o/a: Gigs Watches, Hire Sales Clerks Parkland Mall, Bower Place Shopping Centre, Red Deer, AB. Goal oriented. Good English. Perm, F/T, Shifts, Weekends Wage - $14.00/hr. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
GED preparation to start November 5 Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.
A current Police Information Check is a pre-employment requirement for new employees to The Rimoka Housing Foundation We sincerely thank all candidates for their application; however only those selected for interview will be contacted
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk
DEER PARK AREA Donlevy Ave. Area 69 Papers $370/mo. Dempsey St. & Drummond. Ave. Area 70 Papers $375/mo.
DEERPARK AREA Denovan Cres., Dickenson Cres & Davison Dr. Area $201/mo. ALSO Doran Cres., & Dunn Cl. Area $65/mo. ALSO Doran Cres. & Doan Ave, Area $64/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres (100 to 800 Ramage Cl.) & Ralston Cres. Area $209/mo. ALSO Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO 28 to 233 Blocks of Reichley St. & Reighley Cl. $137/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo. TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306
Asmundsen Ave./ Ainsworth Cres. INGLEWOOD AREA Inglis Cres. LANCASTER AREA Long Close Law Close/ Lewis Close Langford Cres. Landry Bend Lawson Close MORRISROE 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.
TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300
Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the
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
BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA
Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316
You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $.
ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres Area 67 papers $360/mo.
Visser St. Vanson Close
Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting.
EASTVIEW AREA Ellenwood Dr. & Erickson Dr. Area 60 papers $321/mo.
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
(Reliable vehicle needed)
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
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 email@example.com or fax to 403-980-0558
FURNACE DUCT CLEANING TECH REQ’D. IMMED. Wages neg. 403-506-4822 GREENHOUSE WORKER wanted at Meadowbrook Greenhouses, Penhold. 16 F/T seasonal positions. Training provided. Start Feb 2014. $9.95/hr, 44 hrs, 5 days per week, 3 month period. Fax resume 403-886-2252. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Mustang Acres Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery (By 6:30 a.m.) in:
6940 63 Ave.
Until suitable candidates found
Please direct applications to: Human Resources email@example.com
Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113 Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403)747-2660 EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
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.
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information
The Bethany Group
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.
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 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
A Foundation for the Future
Rahr Malting Canada Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Maintenance position.
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.
Rimoka Housing Foundation
Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for an experienced
Niven St. & Newton Cres. ALSO Nielson Close Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week
Kentwood / Johnstone Crossing
In the towns of:
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
Start your career! See Help Wanted
Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED
NOW HIRING AT ALL LOCATIONS
To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307
...Join our Team!
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 email@example.com
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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
B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
WEEKEND dispatchers req’d. immediately. Knowledge of Red Deer essential. Will require good verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295
CEDAR Clad solid core wood door, 24” wide with frame. Asking $100. 403-227-2976
LIKE NEW, MEN’S BLACK TRENCH COAT. (Lined) Size 40. Reg $200, asking $60. 403-309-1838
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
Birch, Spruce, Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 CHOPPED Poplar free, you pick up 403-392-8385 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
Rooms For Rent
CLEAN, quiet, responsible, MUST SELL 5754 71 STREET Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 By Owner. This beautiful 1.5 bath Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 two-storey townhouse has Mountview: fully furn bdrm 3 bright bdrms, 5 appls. & a lrg. living room with wood $500/$250. Working Male Central Alberta’s Largest only. Call 403-396-2468 burning fire place, full bsmt Car Lot in Classifieds & flower beds in fenced yard. With easy accessibility, Warehouse HIE-A-BED. $200. this home is close to all 403-347-4111 amenities. This townhouse Space Cats is a perfect solution for ROUND 40” MAPLE SMALL / LARGE SPACES singles, couples, families TABLE & 4 CHAIRS, $200. 4 BEAUTIFUL kittens to or roommates. Avail Nov. 1. -Free standing - fenced yards 403-352-8811 For all your needs. give away. 403-343-2522 No Pets, N/S. Classifieds...costs so little HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615 TO GIVE AWAY Saves you so much! or 403-396-9554 Beautiful long haired, CLASSIFICATIONS SOUTHWOOD PARK mostly white calico, 2 yr. Mobile WANTED 3110-47TH Avenue, old Cat. Has shots and is Antiques, furniture and 5000-5300 Lot 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, declawed, inside cat only. estates. 342-2514 generously sized, 1 1/2 Needs “Cat Whisperer”. MOBILE HOME PAD, in baths, fenced yards, 403-347-0601 Red Deer Close to Gaetz, Misc. for full bsmts. 403-347-7473, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Cars Sorry no pets. Sale Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 www.greatapartments.ca DARBY AIR CONDITIONER Dogs with hoses. Exc. cond. Manufactured MOVING. $125 obo. MINI SCHNAUZER pup403-347-0104. pies, ready to go $650/ea. Homes 403-746-0007, 877-3352 DECK TABLE, in green Newly Reno’d Mobile metal, with glass top, FREE Shaw Cable + more 38”x60”, 4 chairs, 1 matching Travel $950/month rocker chair. New, 2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Packages was $700. Asking $95. CLASSIFICATIONS auto. Heated seats & mirrors. 8’ LIVE CACTUS PLANT $45. $6900 obo. 403-848-1377 4000-4190 TRAVEL ALBERTA 3 WOOL ACCENT 4 Plexes/ or 403-314-9195 Alberta offers MATCHING CARPETS, 6 Plexes SOMETHING clean. $20/ea. Realtors for everyone. 403-352-8811 Make your travel CLEARVIEW & Services plans now. DIE cast models, cars, 3 bdrm. 4-Plex, truck, and motorcycles, 4 appls. Rent $1075. incl. Tired of Standing? fairies, dragons and biker sewer, water and Find something to sit on gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east garbage. D.D. $650. Avail. in Classifieds end of Cash Casino Nov. 1, 403-304-5337 2008 BMW 328 xi sunroof, NEWLY reno’d 3 bdrm. HIDE A BED, combination lthr., 66,382 kms., $25,888 4 plex., 6 appls, Glendale radio/phonograph to give Wanted 348-8788 Sport & Import area, $1300/mo. away 403-347-5316 To Buy 403-302-0488 INDOOR/OUTDOOR OUTSIDE DOOR NEEDED ELECTRIC HEALTH ORIOLE PARK 40” wide, 71 1/4” tall. GRILL. $45. 403-347-8726 2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1075 403-343-8387 rent, s.d. $650, incl water HERE TO HELP sewer and garbage. avail. & HERE TO SERVE Looking for a place Dec. 1. Call 403-304-5337 Call GORD ING at to live? Take a tour through the RE/MAX real estate SOUTH HILL CLASSIFIEDS Fantastic brand new Tri-Plex. central alberta 403-341-9995 2007 PONTIAC G5. Manual, firstname.lastname@example.org Close to RD Hospital. All 130,000 km. Great cond. new, so be the first tenant Winter & Summer tires. to call this amazing place Houses Well. maint. N/S. $5550. home. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 403-342-4318 INVACARE Power Bi-level house offers huge For Sale Wheelchair. $2250. Hardly living room windows facing used. 403-342-4318 FREE Weekly list of treed area. Open concept kitchen with upgraded appls. properties for sale w/details, JACK LALANNE’S AGRICULTURAL prices, address, owner’s This home combines perfect STAINLESS STELL CLASSIFICATIONS layout with modern design phone #, etc. 342-7355 POWER JUICER. Like new. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer trends. Call now to book a $75. 403-347-8726 2000-2290 www.homesreddeer.com viewing. Sorry no pets, N/S. Avail. NOW! OFFICE CHAIR, $75. MUST SELL HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 2007 FORD FUSION. GLASS HANGING LIGHT New Home. 1335 sq.ft. or Lucie @ 403-396-9554 3L, V6, Fully loaded, leather, FIXTURE, $50. Horses bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. remote start, new tires, SHORT MUSKRAT FUR 403-588-2550 very well maint. 103,000 km. COAT, $75. $9500. 403-348-9629 WANTED: all types of 403-343-2906 Suites horses. Processing locally Looking for a new pet? S A F E S T E P WA L K I N in Lacombe weekly. TUB, new $17,000 asking Check out Classifieds to 1 BDRM apt. at the rear 403-651-5912 $5900. 346-4926 or 304-9813 find the purrfect pet. side of 4616-44St., 1/2 block from farmers market, YAMAHA P5R-500 Grain, Feed for Nov. 1st. Quiet bldg & Electronic piano w/chair. avail. to over 50 non smoker, Hay Exc. cond. $100. non partier & no pets. CANON K920 Copier ROSEDALE Bi-Level w/att. Laundry on site. TIMOTHY & Brome square machine w/metal stand. dbl. garage & det. shop/ bales, great for horses, ap- $750/mo/s.d 403-341-4627 Exc. cond. $100. garage. 4 bdrm., 3 bath. prox. 60 lbs. put up dry 403-352-8811 LARGE, 2 BDRM. On quiet close. $429,000. and covered, $5/bale SUITES. 25+, adults only See kijiji # 532958670. Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Call 403-309-4464 2005 LEXUS ES 330, lthr., 41100 kms., $15,888. 3810 47 ST. In Eastview www.laebon.com 348-8788 Sport & Import Spacious 2 bdrm., bsmt. Laebon Homes 346-7273 suite. Adult only. No pets. 1996 SATURN 4 dr. Very $895/mo. Avail. Nov. 15th. good cond. Equipped with Phone 403-343-0070 Blue Ox towing. Worth Condos/ $2100. 403-986-2004 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.
2008 LAND ROVER LR2 2011 KEYSTONE Alpine SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $18,888 $54,900. OBO. Top of the 348-8788 Sport & Import line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, Something for Everyone Sub-zero insulation pckg. Everyday in Classifieds and much more. Avail. for viewing. Call 403 357 6950
2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788
2008 GMC ACADIA SLE, AWD, 8 passenger, $20,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 BMW X5 4.8i AWD, pana-roof, lthr., $36,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 LAND ROVER Range Rover supercharged, 4X4, nav., sunroof, lthr., $33,888 348-8788, Sport & Import
2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD, lthr., sunroof, $24,888 7652 Gaetz Ave., Sport & Import
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FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
Web Designer Network Administrator Help Desk Support Analyst PC Support Specialist and more!
3 BDRM. main level, house, Johnstone Park. $1300 + d.d. 30% utils. incld’. Nov,. 1., no pets 403-970-3954, 805-6102
Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.
Call Today (403) 347-6676 2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer
3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 40 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 LIVE AT THE LAKE NW corner of Gull Lake, 3 bdrms., ensuite, 4 pce. bath + bdrm. lower level, fireplace, dble det. garage w/breeze way on 1/2 acre. $1200 /.mo + utils. Call Dennis 403-829-8291
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852 Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom suites perfect for all walks of life. Cat friendly. Plaza Apartments: 1(888)7849279 rentmidwest.com
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1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550
Great 2 bdrm apt w/balcony $945. Coin-op laundry. Or lower floor @ $895. Sorry no pets, N/S. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or Lucie @ 403-396-9554
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$425. MO/D.D. incl. everything. 403-342-1834 or 587-877-1883 after 2:30
2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $8888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2001 CHEV Venture, 161,000 kms., good shape, clean, N/S. $2500 obo. 403-352-2339
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
Locally owned and family operated Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822
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
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
(FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650
FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies
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 Central AB. 403-318-4346
Executive Touch Storage Massage (newly reno’d)
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
HELPING HANDS Home Support Ltd. for SENIORS. Companionship, cleaning, cooking - in home, in facility. We are BETTER for CHEAPER! Call 403-346-7777 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Window Pampering at its Cleaning VELOX EAVESTROUGH BEST! Cleaning & Repairs. 403-986-6686 Reasonable rates. 340-9368 WINDOW CLEANING. Come in and see Outside / Inside / Both. why we are the talk 403-506-4822 of the town. Escorts www.viimassage.biz Yard EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. 403-506-4822
LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car ULTIMATE PLAYMATES. 403-986-SEXY, 402-3964 Red Deer’s Best www.viimassage.biz
You can choose to visit your doctor 12-15% more in a year* or just walk a dog. Make the healthy choice, adopt a dog today.
5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666
RESIDENTIAL SNOW CLEARING. Affordable monthly contracts.
Must Sell! Well Kept
Call Classiﬁeds 403-309-3300
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
Vehicles Wanted To Buy
RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519
FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585
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To Advertise Your Business or Service Here
500 LB Equalizer Hitch. $200. 403-346-7825
Central Alberta LIFE
2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $20888 348-8788 Sport & Import
Tires, Parts Acces.
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
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
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.
Boats & Marine
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
2007 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 exc. cond. $6200. 403-729-7456
COUCH, 7’ brown micro suede. Dual recliners. $550. ***SOLD
GUITAR, Yamaha, Acoustic 12 string, two tone, beautiful shape. Comes with extra set of strings. Hard case, sold extra cost. $200. FIRM **SOLD**
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2005 HR Admiral 36’ Workhorse, 22.5” tires Sleeps 6, 4 dr. Fridge Call 403-887-0911
SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION
RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 B11
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
HI & LOIS
LUANN Oct. 22 1992 — Canadian Space Agency astronaut Steve MacLean blasts off from Kennedy Space Center. He is a mission specialist aboard space shuttle flight STS-52, with CANEX-II, and responsibility for the first test of the CSA’s space vision system, designed to help operators of the RMS Canadarm or mobile servicing system of the future berth or deploy satellites.
1990 — Senate passes Brian Mulroney’s government bill overhauling the Unemployment Insurance Fund; employers and workers are to shoulder the entire cost. 1990 — Zellers acquires 51 Towers-Bonimart discount stores in Eastern Canada for an estimated $150 million. Zellers is a division of Hudson’s Bay Co. 1936 — Canada signed its first trade treaty with Germany. 1846 — Founding of Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and St. Catharines Telegraph Co. It is the first telegraph company in Canada.
TODAY IN HISTORY
SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9. SHERMAN‛S LAGOON
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013
Lingerie-sniffing man weirds out wife
Tuesday, Oct. 22 Dear Annie: My husband and I are an. I recently got my hair cut, and she’s that she’s jealous. Then change the subCELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Bob Odenkirk, 51; Jeff Goldblum, 61; Christopher Lloyd, in our mid-30s and happily married. We made enough nasty little barbs for me to ject. She may deny it and even be angry, have sex almost every night. Here’s the know she doesn’t like it. but it might have the desired effect if it 75 That’s OK. I am not so childish or makes her examine her behaviour more THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This will be a talkative problem: I found out this past summer day as the Moon in Gemini heightens our curiosity. that my husband is kinky. I saw him insecure that I need everyone to like my closely. Dear Annie: “Awaiting Your Help” is Messages and all sorts of information will be flour- smelling my worn lingerie, as well as hair. I’m happy with it, and that’s enough. upset that a friend is bringing her husishing out of everywhere. We will develop the need our teenage daughter’s and my mothto build new contacts and reach out to our network er’s. What makes a man want to do this But another woman in our department band to the monthly girls’ night out. I wish jokingly said to our boss, my friends had welcomed my husband to of acquaintances. However, it would be wise to not with women’s clothing? “How do you like your ‘new’ these evenings. instigate anything new as the ruler of communica- I’ve never heard of women assistant? Doesn’t she look While I was sharing good times with tion Mercury is in a weak stance right now. Post- smelling men’s shorts. Is sexy with that haircut?” My my girlfriends, my husband was out pone important decisions. The later hours hold this normal? — A Dumbfounded Wife boss walked off in a huff. meeting women from the Internet in some interesting surprises. Dear Dumbfounded: What can I do to stop seedy motels. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this behaviour? My husHe gave me two sexually transmitted in the following months you will want to get out Your husband is turned band says she is jealous, diseases before I found out. He appears of your comfort zone and explore what you have on by the scent of worn but there is no reason for to be a great guy on the surface, but missed thus far. It will be a year of newly acquired women’s underwear. This is not an uncommon fetish. that. I don’t believe I look underneath, he’s a slimeball who has knowledge and perhaps a new way of seeing your any better than she does. lied and cheated for years. I no longer life. New experiences will change your current As long as everything else in your marriage and sex We are similar in age, go to girls’ night out. My friends hate my perspectives. life is good, we wouldn’t height and weight. I would husband and will not come to my house. ARIES (March 21-April worry too much about this, never be rude to her and I’ve joined a support group, but I miss 19): A strong impetus will ASTRO although you should insist don’t understand why she my friends. My social life consists of a MITCHELL make you want to escape DOYNA he limit his fetish to your wants to hurt me. She gets weekly trip to the grocery. I am sad and & SUGAR your day-to-day duties or reundergarments and leave defensive when criticized, miserable. sponsibilities. Even if things his daughter’s and your so I’m hesitant about openPlease let your friend bring her husmight seem stagnating, your mother’s alone. It’s creepy. ing this can of worms. Any band to your nights out. Otherwise, he need for self-expression Dear Annie: My boss suggestions? — Need a might find another form of entertainment. and interaction with others has become a good friend. Thicker Skin — Not Living the Dream will make your day so much more interesting. Dear Need: Your boss could be jealDear Not Living: Why are you still TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dealings with others We eat lunch together most days and may not show you much progress. Avoid pushing sometimes meet up after work. She is ous, which doesn’t need a rational cause, with this lying, cheating slimeball? Get matters further than they can go. There is a time smart, fun, kind and generous. But she or she could be extremely possessive counselling, and if nothing changes, get and place for everything, and today, simply slow can’t stand it when others compliment and not want others to notice you in a out. way that might divert your attention from Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy down the pace of things and take the time to smell me. She gets angry if anyone comments her. As your boss, she should not be Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edithe roses. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You might have more on my clothing or hair. A man in our of- putting you in a position where you are tors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ than one reason to smile today as the Moon is visit- fice once said I “look nice today,” and afraid to speak up. she practically bit his head off, saying it’s Since you consider her a friend, the comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, ing your own sign, which brings more stamina and energy to your day. If possible, try to postpone cru- rude to comment on a woman’s appear- next time this happens, casually mention c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, ance in the presence of another wom- that her reaction gives the appearance Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. cial decisions for later. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may unintentionally find yourself in some entanglements today. You are not quite sure of the messages you are receiving right now and how to interpret them. You might act too confidently or out of emotional impulses. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have a spirit of camaraderie and you want to be part of a group. This is not a day to stay home alone, but to rather engage in the company of others. Chattiness and some juicy gossip can lighten the mood of the day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do not expect quick results or progress. Even if your relationships with others do not bring you much expected growth, do not let disagreements get to you but rather, let things cool down for a while. Be patient and do not be so tough on yourself either. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You want to explore the bolder side in you today. The need to expand your horizons to new intellectual levels knows no boundaries. At the same time, there’s too much confusion reigning around you today making you wonder of the next steps ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may feel overly emotional today and might manifest the need to be with a partner right now. Superficial talks and unimportant issues do not appeal to you. Whatever experience you might live, it has to have a certain level of intensity to it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You like to live life in the fast lane, but today you will have to stay on the sidewalk. Do not expect others to react too quickly to your warm gestures or affectionate mood either. A little pause can be beneficial. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You have plenty of tasks and responsibilities to take care of today. TM * Do not rush things as you may encounter more confusion. Your priorities Take family movie night to the backyard. Simply connect a wireless digital box to your TV might seem jumbled or simply, hard to pin down. and experience entertainment like never before. Only with Optik TV. Give yourself a well-deserved break. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): A great desire to manifest your unique talents may present itself today. 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