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Red Deer Advocate WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

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City ready to take plunge? INFORMATION SESSION DRAWS 100 INTO POOL DEBATE BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Members of the public filled the room during an information session about the proposed $90 million aquatic centre, which will include an Olympicsized pool, in Red Deer last night. Questions included concerns over parking space, how traffic downtown would be impacted and how the project would help the city’s bid to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Staff from the Central Alberta Aquatic Centre committee presented the update at the Black Knight Inn to almost 100 people, noting that “the time is now” for Red Deer to build the 50-metre pool and meet the standards to host provincial and national competitions. Plans for the centre at Red Deer Rotary Recreation Park include 10 50-metre lanes, an adjustable hydraulic floor, a 54 by 24 metre competition tank, a 25 by 15 metre dive tank and bulkheads to divide the pool for multipurposes like water polo, kayaking and scuba diving. There would also be a whirlpool section and Flow Rider, which offers wave simulations ideal for surfing, and numerous sustainability features such as a green roof and a solar wall. The centre would “definitely help” the city’s bid for the Winter Games, said Lyn Radford, committee chairperson. “It would be the first time in the history of the winter games that we could host every sport . . . but we can’t build just for the games, we have to build for the community,” she said. “The need for this stands regardless of the games . . . I think you will find this is a most worthy project for Red Deer,” said John Cuthbertson, committee chair of the Central Alberta Aquatic Centre. A video showcased the strain on Red Deer facilities and how the city is lacking compared to Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray, two cities that have recently completed new aquatic centres complete with 50-metre pools. According to Cuthbertson there are sometimes seven people swimming in one 25-metre lane in Red Deer and over 750 people are on waiting lists for swimming lessons every year.

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The 20th Annual Festival of Trees is just around the corner and volunteers, including Jody Muth shown here working on a decoration that will hang over a performance stage, are busy preparing things. The event kicks off tonight with the formal preview dinner. The festival opens to the public on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fundraising efforts this year will go towards enhancing patient care, diagnostic imaging, urology and the operating room at Red Deer Regional Hospital. Over the past 19 years of the festival in Red Deer, $9,515,513 has been raised. For information on the festival, visit www.

City buys, demolishes two Woman who homes at risk of instability torched home BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Two properties along Cronquist Drive were purchased by the City of Red Deer for $1.4 million and the houses on them were demolished after a 2012 slope stabilization survey showed the foundations were at risk for becoming unstable. The properties were purchased for $700,000 each using a third-party land appraisal. The city received a $600,000 grant from the province and is budgeting $25,000 each to restore the properties. Unless there is a risk to property or city infrastructure, the City of Red Deer does not actively try to the stop erosion along the riverbanks. “The city did not have any legal responsibility to purchase the properties,” said Paul Goranson, the city’s director of development services. “We facilitated a process to get grant assistance from the province of Alberta to help the impacted owners with the intent to recover any other costs from the resale of the properties.” A few years ago, the city put some restrictions in its land-use bylaw to


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prevent development in high escarpment areas that may be vulnerable to erosion along the riverbanks. No other properties that the city is aware of are currently at risk, said Goranson. The city does not go out and look for erosion along the riverbanks. Goranson said the primarily concern is along bridge abutments where there is damage to trails. The city generally fixes the damage right away to prevent any further destruction. “Creeks move,” said Goranson. “Rivers move. They are always eroding the banks, that’s just the way it is. If it is not creating risks for people’s property or our infrastructure there is not a lot we do.” The estimated infrastructure damage from the June flooding is about $400,000 at the River Bend Recreation Area water intake, McKenzie Trails berm and the storm pond and berms at North Highway Connector (at Red Deer River). Goranson said the city has one year to complete the application for flood damage assistance so there may be additional locations identified. Not all of the repairs have been completed.


A woman who set fire to her house while her family was inside will remain under court supervision for the next two and a half years. The 43-year-old mother of two was arrested on charges of arson and attempted murder after a fire in Bashaw on Dec. 16, 2010. She pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday to a single charge of setting fire to an occupied house. Her name is withheld to protect the identities of her children. The guilty plea was tendered after a series of meetings with the Crown, including review of psychiatric assessments during which the woman was discovered to be affected by a significant personality disorder.

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Robbery trial starts


ACCUSED COMPLAINS ABOUT BEING TREATED LIKE HANNIBAL LECTER BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Witness identification will be central to the trial of a man accused of stealing about $3,100 from a local credit union. Dustin Aaron Clark, 36, who served time for jumping out of the prisoner’s box of a Red Deer courtroom, fleeing the courtroom and attempting to escape the courthouse in February, was frustrated at having to wear handcuffs for the duration of the first day of his trial on Tuesday. He held his hands up showing the court the handcuffs, saying he was being “paraded around like Hannibal Lecter.” Clark faces armed robbery charges in relation to the Sept. 13, 2012, robbery of the northside Servus Credit Union in Taylor Plaza. The four-day trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench is before Justice Denny Thomas. Crown Prosecutor Jillian Brown said the occurrence of the robbery is not at issue for this trial, but instead it is a matter of witness identification and if a firearm was used in the robbery. Six Crown witnesses were called Tuesday, all members of the Red Deer RCMP. They established how they came to suspect Clark in the investigation and how using photo packs — a series of 10 head shots — were used to identify the suspect. Const. Erin Clowery said he had met Clark prior to the September investigation into the bank robbery about a month prior when Clark was accused of shoplifting at Bower Mall. Clowery found no evidence or any allegedly stolen items on Clark and did not charge him, instead transporting him downtown. During the car ride Clowery said Clark told him his nickname was ‘Lips,’ (due to a distinguishing feature) and he had done time previously for armed robbery in British Columbia. During the investigations into both the Servus Credit Union robbery and a separate robbery of a TD Bank branch in Red Deer, witnesses had identified the suspect as going by the nickname ‘Lips.’ Const. Dale Kentz testified that the media release which included a picture of the suspect from the Servus security cameras led to people telling the police the suspect was known as Lips. Clowery made the connection to Clark, who was already in cells on a separate matter. Several witnesses were asked to look at a photo pack, which was developed by Const. Heather Manning. She said the other faces she chose to include where done so because of similar features, including lips and hair-style as well as gender, age and skin tone. During his cross-examinations, defence counsel Andrew Phypers focused his questions by asking Manning and Kentz about how the photo pack was developed and if steps were taken to ensure the other people in the pack, which was designed to present similar looking faces, had been cleared of the crime. Kentz said they had not, but at no time were any of the other people in the photo packs considered suspects in the investigation. The trial resumes today.

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Making their rounds though the city, a crew from the City of Red Deer Parks and Recreation Dept. check the condition of the ice on the pond in Westlake on Tuesday. What they are finding is not encouraging. The heavy snow that has fallen over the past weekend has created a blanket of insulation that will keep the pond underneath from freezing quickly. Currently, there are two layers of ice on many of the ponds in the city with a layer of water between them, said the crew. An ice thickness of about 15 cm was recorded in some areas. At least 30 cm of ice is needed to support the machinery used to clear the snow from the ponds.


POOL: Awesome opportunity While Red Deer does have four pools, the space for aquatics and the number of lanes available in those pools doesn’t add up when it compares to the city’s consistently growing population, he said. Red Deer’s current population results in about 5,327 people per swimming lane given the current facilities. There are 2,728 people per lane in Medicine Hat and 2,293 people per lane in Grande Prairie. With the proposed aquatic centre, that number would be reduced by at least half, said Brian Gallaway, public relations chair of the committee. The $90 million price tag is also subject to change, said committee members, as it was the original estimate and included plans for a splash park which has since been built. Maureen Klassen and Shirley Simpson are two swimmers who attended the meeting and were impressed with what they heard. “It’s an awesome opportunity,” said Simpson. “I depend on it everyday . . . I was in the Dawe Centre on Nov. 11 and it was just packed. We need this facility. . . “ It’s important to remember the homeless are dependent of these facilities as well because they use them for the showers and to escape the vulnerability of the streets, weather.” Red Deer city council plan to discuss the Central Alberta Aquatic Centre on Nov. 26 after Councillors Paul Harris and Lynne Mulder introduced a motion


Mom fined for leaving grain product out of kids’ lunches

ROSSBURN, Man. — A woman from Rossburn, Man., is shaking her head after being fined by the lunchbox police. Kristen Bartkiw sent her children to their daycare recently with a lunch of mashed potatoes, carrots, oranges, milk and roast beef. But the daycare sent home a note saying she was being fined $10 for not in-

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ARSON: Responds well to therapy Judge Gordon Deck heard that the woman had obeyed all release conditions and responded well to therapy since being granted bail in February 2011 and taken to a ranch near Irricana, under close supervision of the couple who own the property. Court heard that assessments of her mental health status indicated that her risk to reoffend is low, that her husband is supportive and they hope to reunite as a family. After hearing submissions from Crown prosecutor Jason Snider and defence counsel Brian Beresh, Deck agreed that a conditional sentence followed by a period of probation would be appropriate. The 18-month conditional sentence includes house arrest for the first year and a curfew for the remaining six months. Deck ordered that she serve one year of probation following the conditional sentence to ensure that she continues to attend counselling and take any therapy her probation officer feels necessary. She is to remain living at the ranch for now and will be allowed supervised visits with her husband and children. Her sentence supervisor may allow her to move back into her own home later on, with her husband and parents to take responsibility for her actions.

cluding a grain in the lunch, adding the daycare made up for it by giving her kids Ritz crackers. According to Manitoba law, students in daycares and nurseries must have meals with all four food groups. If not, the daycare has to offer a suitable alternative to the child. Bartkiw got out of the fine by explaining to daycare staff that the potato is a starch meant to take the place of the grain.


to put the centre into the city’s 10-year capital budget. In an Advocate pre-election survey of the candidates, the new council and mayor all were on the same page with their support for a 50-metre pool.



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“It was just frustrating that we have to keep fighting this battle when you’re sending your kids perfectly good food but it doesn’t meet this really specific, kind of nitpicky requirements,” said Bartkiw. A representative from the province said a daycare charging a parent for Ritz crackers is ridiculous and unacceptable. The province said it contacted the daycare to let them know they can’t hand out fines.


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Mountie admits he mishandled 911 call BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — An RCMP officer admits he should have handled differently the case of a northern Alberta woman who called 911 before she was stabbed to death by her boyfriend. Const. Devon Bateman told a fatality inquiry Tuesday that mistakes and misunderstandings started with the operator who took an emergency call from Brenda Moreside in High Prairie in February 2005. Court previously heard that the operator wrongly labelled Moreside’s complaint as vandalism instead of domestic violence. A supervisor also testified that the operator was condescending and unprofessional in handling the call. Bateman said the operator failed to pass on important information to him about the call, including that Moreside wanted police to hurry because her drunken boyfriend was pushing on a door she was holding. The officer said

he believed Moreside was simply complaining about a broken window when he phoned to talk with her. He told the 44-year-old woman that her boyfriend couldn’t be arrested for breaking a window in their home. Moreside urged Bateman to come deal with her boyfriend, but the officer said he had no authority to remove the man from his own house. Bateman said Moreside responded: “Are you going to wait until he kills me until you come?” He said it was the first mention of violence and he asked the woman if she was concerned for her safety. She said no. “I just don’t want to deal with him. Can you come and put him in the drunk tank for the night?” Bateman repeated to Moreside that he couldn’t take her boyfriend away and the woman abruptly hung up. Twelve days later, acting on a tip, police found Moreside dead. She was lying in her bloody pyjamas near the door of her home. Stanley Willier later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and

was sentenced to 13 ½ years. Bateman told court that because of his inexperience at the time — just over two years on the job — he failed to ask Moreside more questions on the phone, including whether she wanted to go to a women’s shelter. He said he also should have done a database check on Willier, a man with a violent criminal record. A search would have showed Moreside had filed an assault complaint against Willier six months earlier. In the end, Bateman said, he should have gone to the couple’s home to help resolve their dispute. It was just a twominute drive from the RCMP detachment. Moreside’s daughter, Cynthia Flaata, attended the first two days of the inquiry. She said Bateman and several officers approached her privately to apologize for her mother’s death. It was something she has waited eight years to hear. She and her brother didn’t know their mother had made a 911 call until

an internal RCMP memo about it was leaked to the media months after the death. RCMP later announced that an error had been made, but didn’t apologize to the family. Flaata said she no longer blames anyone. “I think there was a series of events and things that were omitted and left out that contributed to the whole situation,” Flaata, 35, said outside court. She said she was happy to hear through some of the inquiry testimony that there is now more domestic violence training for 911 operators and Mounties. Bateman told court that he now understands destruction of property in a relationship — Moreside’s broken window — does constitute domestic violence. “It doesn’t bring my mom back,” said Flaata. “But it’s good to know there’s more procedures and policies in place that’ll cause people to ask more questions and dig deeper hopefully in the future.”

Psychiatric test ordered for man in Calgary freeman case MONTREAL — The Montreal man evicted from a Calgary duplex after trying to declare it a sovereign embassy will be evaluated to determine whether he can be held responsible for alleged crimes in Quebec. Mario Antonacci appeared Tuesday in Quebec court in Montreal. Judge Jean-Paul Braun granted a request by Atonacci’s lawyer to have him evaluated for criminal responsibility in crimes dating back nearly six years. Leandre Dube-Laberge told the court that new information suggests Antonacci may not have been mentally well at the time of one of the alleged crimes and it is necessary to have her client assessed. She said Antonacci is showing more willingness to work with doctors at the


BRIEF Wildrose mocks Building Alberta ads with faux signs celebrating urinal cakes EDMONTON, B.C. — Alberta’s Wildrose party has once again managed to irritate Premier Alison Redford’s government with another tongue-in-cheek publicity stunt. Wildrose members have been walking around the legislature putting up signs mocking Redford’s Building Alberta signs, which the Wildrose calls vanity advertising for Redford’s party purchased at taxpayer expense. Signs in the legislature washrooms remind users that Redford is also Building Alberta by replacing urinal pucks and buying toilet paper. Others remind staff that putting up Christmas lights, replacing light bulbs, moving dirt, shovelling snow and even

institute where he’ll be evaluated and has agreed to share his previous health files with them. “I order that he be detained and the assessment regarding responsibility be proceeded with at the Pinel Institute,” Braun ruled. Although the Crown didn’t strongly object, prosecutor Jacques Belanger did question why this issue didn’t come up initially following Antonacci’s arrest. The accused’s lawyer said it was Antonacci’s daughter, who lived with him around the time of the alleged crimes, who has indicated now that she was concerned about his state at the time. “It was his words and his general attitude, she was worried about his mental health,” Dube-Laberge said. Antonacci was declared earlier this month to be fit to stand trial and assist in his own defence. There were no outbursts in court as

the accused sat quietly and listened to the judge. He said he understood what his lawyer was requesting on his behalf. His previous court appearances since his return from Alberta have been marked by bizarre statements and claims. Antonacci appeared to be keeping his focus on the judge on Tuesday. Antonacci will remain detained for the time being. He vanished in the middle of a Montreal trial for aggravated assault in 2010 and remained under the radar until this year after an incident in Alberta. Rebekah Caverhill said she rented her beige brick, bungalow-style duplex to a man named Andreas Pirelli in November 2011. He promised to fix up the home but not long after, the accused identified himself as a follower of the Freemen-on-the-Land movement.

Members of that group have declared themselves independent of government jurisdiction. Pirelli did the same, claiming her property as an embassy, changing the locks and placing a lien on the home. It was discovered that Pirelli was actually Antonacci and had skipped out on two court cases against him in Quebec, including the alleged assault of his landlady in Montreal in 2007. He’s also facing charges in a separate file of break and enter and mischief. His whereabouts became known to police in Montreal after a high-profile dispute with a Caverhill that came to light in September. He was eventually arrested by Calgary police on the outstanding bench warrants from Quebec. Antonacci’s case will return to court on Dec. 13.

just the act of putting up Building Alberta signs are also building Alberta. Redford’s spokesman Stefan Baranski took to Twitter to call the signs “childish.” In the past, the Wildrose party has drawn attention to Redford’s absences in the legislature by putting up Wanted posters, and has mocked a provincial alternative measures sentencing program by handing out get-out-of-jailfree coupons.

into two creeks that feed the Athabasca River. Clay, mud, shale and coal particles have been found to exceed safety levels as far as 40 kilometres downstream of the spill. An Environment Canada database says the spill also contains damaging compounds such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead and manganese. The province has advised all downstream communities not to draw water from the river while the slurry floats by.

gerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm dismissed. Jacob Cable, who is 27, was charged in a fatal crash near Rocky Mountain House in October 2012. The charges were dismissed Tuesday in Rocky Mountain House provincial court, and now Cable faces just one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. No date has been set for Cable to return to court. Police say a truck struck a car with six people inside that was parked along the side of Highway 11 west of Rocky Mountain House. The crash killed a 20-year-old man who was a passenger in the car.

Alberta orders cleanup of coal slurry spill into Athabasca river EDMONTON — The Alberta government has ordered the owners of a coal mine to clean up more than a million litres of waste water that spilled into tributaries of the Athabasca River. The province says Coal Valley Resources and Sherritt International (TSX:S) must recover sediment and outline plans on how they will prevent future spills. An earth berm at the Obed Mountain mine near Hinton broke about three weeks ago, allowing coal waste

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The energy elephant PM CAN’T IGNORE THE ISSUE ANY LONGER Had Canadians embraced an ambitious climate change plan along the lines of Stéphane Dion’s Green Shift five years ago, would the Keystone XL pipeline blueprint still be gathering dust in President Barack Obama’s in-tray? Would Alberta’s energy industry be scrambling to CHANTAL get a single doHÉBERT mestic pipeline off the drawing board? By the time the 2008 federal vote took place, the global financial crisis was in full swing. If the ruling Conservatives had presented a credible climate change plan of their own rather than be content to demonize that of their rivals back then, they might have had to tone it down in the face of deteriorating economic circumstances. But the green credentials of such a government would have continued to be a defining feature at home and abroad. Its first order of business would not have been the dismantling of the country’s environmental oversight infrastructure along the lines of that undertaken by the Conservatives since they have won a majority, or the waging of a counterintuitive war on the environmental movement. Would Obama have found it easier to sign off on a pipeline bid that was backed by a Canadian government whose body language was climate change friendly? The answer is a nobrainer. Over the past few months, the president has made that clear. As months of Canadian lobbying on behalf of Keystone XL turn into years, it has become glaringly obvious that Canada’s environmental record is acting as a damper on its energy ambitions, and not only in Washington. It is also a hindrance in the provinces that are on the projected routes of the domestic pipelines. There was little talk of pipelines in the 2008 election but by all indications


there will be plenty of it in the next federal campaign. The issue played a pivotal role in the outcome of last spring’s British Columbia election. In that province, an ill-fated mid-campaign decision by the NDP to turn its opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline into a more blanket opposition to pipelines is widely credited for having turned the tide in favour of the Liberals. A significant number of voters are opposed to any expansion of Canada’s pipeline network but an even greater number is not yet ready to foreclose the option. That fact was duly noted in all of the country’s political capitals. Against that backdrop, minority governments that may be headed to the polls as early as the spring in Ontario and Quebec are struggling to arrive at an electorally balanced approach to

the West-East pipelines that are on the drawing board. For now, both governments have been keeping their options open. Indeed, pipeline proponents probably lucked out when Pauline Marois led her party to victory last year. In opposition, the instinct of the Parti Québécois would have been to mobilize public opinion against a pro-pipeline governing rival. But in power, it is more concerned with earning brownie points for its economic management from the smallc conservative voters who hold the key to a coveted majority. The PQ did draw a lesson from the defeat of the NDP in B.C. The pipeline debate has also resurfaced in the lead-up to the four federal byelections that will take place next Monday.

In Toronto-Centre, a riding far removed geo-politically from Alberta’s oilfields, the NDP and the Liberals have been shadowboxing over their respective approaches to Keystone XL. Their jousting is another sign that the pipeline debate is heating up. But in a general election, the NDPLiberal differences would greatly fade in the face of the Conservatives’ negative contribution to the pipeline cause. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made it impossible to have a national conversation on the economy without talking about pipelines, but just as impossible to debate those without addressing his climate change record. When it comes to Canada’s energy agenda, it is the elephant in the room that will no longer be ignored. Chantal Hébert is syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

Playing by the numbers in China EASING ONE-CHILD POLICY WON’T PREVENT LOOMING DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS The big news of the week is that China’s one-child policy is being relaxed. After 34 years when most Chinese families were officially limited to only one child, most couples will now be allowed to have two children. The reality, however, is that it will make very little difference. It will make little difference because only about onethird of Chinese couples were still living under those restrictions anyway. The one-child limit never applied to ethnic minorities, and in the past 15 years it has rarely applied to people living in rural areas either: couples whose first GWYNNE child was a girl are almost alDYER ways allowed to have a second child (in the hope that it will be a boy). Controls were stricter in the cities, but if both prospective parents were only children themselves they were exempt from the limit. And people with enough money can just ignore the rules: the penalty for having a second child is just a stiff fine up front and the extra cost of raising a child who is not entitled to free education. (The fines are reported to have raised $2.12 billion for the state coffers last year alone.) The net result of all this is that the China’s current fertility rate (the average number of children a woman will bear in a lifetime) is not 1.0, as it would be if there were a really strict one-child policy. According to United Nations statistics, it is 1.55, about the same as Canada. Which suggests that most Chinese who really wanted a second child got one.


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The new rules that have just been announced by the Third Plenum of the Communist Party say that urban people can now have a legal second child if just one of the would-be parents was an only child. This is not going to unleash a wave of extra babies; it will raise the fertility rate, at most, to 1.6. (Replacement level is 2.1.) Indeed, it’s questionable whether the one-child policy really held down China’s birth rate at all. There are demographers who argue that the onechild policy hasn’t really made much difference. China was already urbanizing fast when the policy was imposed in 1979, and the more urban a country is, the lower the birth rate. From about 1970, there was also a very aggressive birth control policy. The fertility rate in China had already dropped from 5.8 children per woman in 1970 to only 2.7 in 1978, the year before the one-child rule was introduced. It has since fallen to 1.55, but that might well have happened anyway. For comparison, Brazil’s fertility rate has dropped from 6.0 50 years ago to 1.7 now without a one-child policy. China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission claims that the one-child policy has spared the country an extra 400 million mouths to feed, but it would say that, wouldn’t it? The real number of births avoided by that policy is probably no more than 100 million in three decades. And if we accept these numbers, then three major conclusions follow. The first is that the one-child policy is not the major culprit in China’s disastrous gender imbalance, with at least 120 boys born for every 100 girls. The social effects of this are very dangerous: by the end of this decade, there will be 24 million leftover men who will never find a wife. Any sane government would be terrified by the

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prospect of a huge army of unattached and dissatisfied young men hanging around the streets after work with nothing much to do. A regime with as little legitimacy as the communists will be even more frightened by it. Unfortunately for them, ending the one-child policy will have little effect on this pattern. Only state intervention as arbitrary and intrusive as the one-child policy could reverse the gender imbalance, and it is doubtful that the communist regime is still confident enough to risk that degree of unpopularity. The second conclusion we can draw from these statistics is that China’s population is going to drop whether the regime wants it or not. It will peak at or below 1.4 billion, possibly as soon as 2017, and then begin a long decline that will see it fall to 1.2 billion by 2050. There’s nothing wrong with that in principle, but it exacerbates what is already the greatest threat to economic growth in China: the population’s rapidly rising average age. The big, old generations will be around for a long time, but the younger generations are getting smaller very fast. Indeed, the number of people in the 20 to 24 age group in China will halve in the next 10 years. This means the dependency rate is going to skyrocket. In 1975, there were 7.7 people in the workforce for every person over sixty: by 2050, the ratio will be only 1.6 employed persons for every retiree. No country has ever had to bear such a burden before, but ending the one-child policy won’t get the birth rate back up. The only way China could increase its workforce to lessen the burden is to open up the country to mass immigration. And what are the odds on that? Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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LETTERS Homeless funding change leaves people out in cold This letter was also sent to Alberta Human Services Minister Dave Hancock, Red Deer’s mayor and city councillors, and the Safe Harbour Society: In September, we read a news article that the Red Deer Winter’s Inn program run by the Central Alberta Safe Harbour Society did not receive funding from the Community Housing Advisory Board. We wondered what that would mean to Red Deer’s homeless population and we found out during the first real cold snap and winter storm of the season. Twelve people were turned away over a two-day period from People’s Place and eight were turned away from the mat program. Upon inquiring why the Safe Harbour Society did not receive funding, we discovered that the government (which provides funding to the Community Housing Advisory Board) made the decision that funding could not be used to provide temporary shelter for homeless people. In a community where we have buildings sitting idle, such as those on the Michener grounds as well as two empty former nursing homes, it is unconscionable that people are being left out in the cold. We understand that homelessness can be a complicated situation for many, especially for those with a mental illness or addictions; however, it is heartbreaking that people who are looking for a warm place to sleep have to remain on the streets in the cold. We are aware that there is a backlog of housing options and many who stay in shelters are on the Red Deer Housing Team waitlist. We also understand that tackling homelessness has many facets, including securing long-term housing. We further understand that the government has changed its focus to making long-term changes that will prevent homelessness and strategies requiring co-ordinated action between government and local communities. However, none of this changes the situation at hand — winter is here and there is not enough funding in place for temporary shelters to allow people to escape the brutally cold winters that we have in Red Deer. This is an immediate and urgent situation and we implore you to restore funding so those who need shelter can have their needs met. Barb Miller President Red Deer and District Labour Council Red Deer

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We held the walk “to advocate for our patients, residents and clients, and to protect public health care.” To do this we need to inform the public of the issues of layoffs and the replacement of educated and skilled nurses, whose profession is regulated, with non-professional and unregulated health care aides, which is now occurring even in hospitals. This contradicts all evidence that shows that without skilled, educated nurses there is increase re-admissions and increased risk to patients, including death. Albertans deserve better. AHS needs to redirect dollars from expensive deceptive advertising to front line client and patient care. Health care aides are valued members of health-care teams, but they cannot replaced educated and skilled nurses. Claire Goertzen Red Deer

Thanks for support for Korean War veterans On behalf of the Korea Veterans Association of Red Deer, we would like to extend a gracious thank you for all that attended the Remembrance Day service at the Red Deer Cenotaph on Nov. 11. Thank you to all veterans, active members, the two city council representatives, cadets, bugler, piper and speakers. Thank you to the full squad of RCMP. To the cadets and RCMP, who stood their positions firm in spite of the cold weather as the Cenotaph guard. A special thank you to the general public who showed gracious and heartfelt support and consideration to the meaning of Remembrance Day. Thank you for our presence, you are appreciated. Lorraine Kerik Red Deer

Pulling service pensions shameful act by Ottawa On Remembrance Day, I participated in our local Remembrance Day service, along with many of my neighbours. At one point, a person representing our federal government laid a wreath “to honour then servicemen and women who gave their lives in the service of their country.” It’s a fine sentiment but, in this case, it seemed ironic, even cynical for such an act to occur. All over the country, people saw our federal government “honouring” members of the armed services. All of these were cynical acts when seen in the light of a recent decision made in the Department of Veterans Affairs. As many of you may know, personnel who remain in the armed services for 10 years are eligible for a fully indexed pension for the remainder of their life. Veterans Affairs has recently begun to evaluate and assess service personnel in the final year of their service to determine if they are “fit to be deployed.” Those found to be unfit to be deployed are promptly discharged. Because they are terminated prior to the 10th anniversary of their enlistment, they will receive no pension. It is shocking to discover some of the reasons for personnel being judged at “unfit to be deployed.” Amputation of a limb is one cause; blindness caused by shrapnel is another; ongoing post-traumatic stress is a third reason. The list is long. It reveals that our government is denying a pension to any wounded or damaged member who cannot be fit for further service. Their discharge occurs in the months just prior to their 10th anniversary of service. In other words, we cheat our most vulnerable vets — the wounded, the damaged, the crippled — of the means of their future support. To save money on the backs of people who have volunteered there lives, and been damaged as a result, is a cynical and heartless policy that should be terminated forthwith. Shame on our government for such behaviour. I would urge you to call your MP’s office to protest this policy change. We owe to our damaged young people. James Strachan Ponoka

I am writing today as I am rather perplexed by the large ads placed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the Red Deer Advocate and other papers across Alberta. I find these ads to be quite deceptive, as the collective agreement AHS has with the United Nurses of Alberta allows AHS to determine the number of full-time positions to post. Since January 2013, AHS has posted 2,348 vacancies for full-time nurses and 4,348 for part time. One recent week alone, there were only 93 full-time positions posted but 153 for part time. I might respectfully suggest that if they want more full-time nurses working in Alberta, they simply post more full-time positions. If AHS is having difficulty recruiting into the full-time positions, then perhaps examining and rectifying some of the real reasons nurses may struggle to work full-time in Alberta could be addressed. I refer to issues surrounding inhumane schedules, vacation denials, overtime and overwhelming workloads. I am certain there are more effective uses of our tax dollars than these deceptive ads. It was not the nurses of Alberta who encouraged the massive layoffs, bed closures and rollbacks of the 1990s that reduced so dramatically the number of full-time positions in Alberta. I would further suggest that AHS look to nurses for solutions rather than as the problem and perhaps we could believe what the ad says that they care about nurses. For as I see it, it has been nurses and other dedicated health providers There is reason to take issue with and professionals caring for Albertans a recent piece entitled Alberta’s new who have provided our health system with any level of sustainability and payment model for long-term care a step backbone over the past many years in in the right direction (Advocate, Nov. 1), which promoted a funding method Alberta. I do not appreciate the implication called patient/care-based funding, or PCBF. that Albertans being cared for are not getting consistent reliable care from the nurses of Alberta whether they work full Gifts and Collectibles or part time. Nurses are here, evRed Deer’s Newest ery day and night of the Christmas Store year, weekends and holidays, to provide consisSpecializing in ...... tent reliable quality care • Die Cast Collectibles: cars/ for the people of Alberta. We are at your side trucks/motorcycles and on your side. That is • Dragons, Fairies, ornaments what we have been edu• Signs, Neon Clocks, cated to do and that is windchimes what we always strive to provide. Lastly, I am very disStop in today & check us out appointed with the miniGreat Gift mal coverage by the Ad67 St. and Taylor Drive ideas for the vocate and local radio (in Cash Casino Bldg) stations when the nurses Man Cave held an information walk in Red Deer on Oct. 30.

The authors also support a drive away from public long-term care, toward private supportive living. They claim the current flat-rate funding methods allow private long-term care facilities to “cherry-pick” patients with the cheapest and easiest care needs, and to reject those with more difficult conditions. In Alberta, publicly operated longterm care facilities receive patients into opened beds from the list of people needing that care. At that point, need assessments have been made and it is doubtful that anyone who has made the list could still be adequately cared for in the privately-operated assisted living. The total number of long-term care beds has been capped for a number of years — 14,731 in 2011, reducing by AHS plan to 13,751 in 2013. Thus, no matter what the funding model, if the number of beds available is insufficient, the model cannot work. AHS tries to solve this problem by encouraging growth of private “supportive living” centres, aiming for 1,000 new beds each year for five years. Alberta Home Care is responsible for assessing people for placement in public long-term care where they pay a flat rate, or supportive living, where they must pay a greater portion for their care. The article outlines a plan that would change payment from a flat rate (called in some health circles “global funding”) to paying more for individuals needing higher levels of care, thus financially motivating operators to take on the more difficult cases. That would seem to make sense if we view care service givers solely as manual labourers influenced by dangling money in front of them. Crucial aspects of long-term care include adjusting the work to specific patient need — flexible, humane and accommodating rather than centrally-directed and hemmed in by limited regimens set by distant administrators. Long-term care and supportive living is still an understaffed and underpaid workforce. Instead of making care a valuable and worthwhile option for students coming out of school and those requiring a new career, the government and Alberta Health Services (AHS) relies on temporary foreign workers or those with a low level of training or experience. Given that the patient/care based funding will, by definition, have differential staffing for individual long-term care residents, this will need a variable staffing pattern for those centres. The practicalities of giving a certain number of care hours to one resident and different hours to another presupposes that the staff is not overworked and is not diverted to another resident if a crisis occurs. Seniors’ care needs are not static. Care dollars should go to the facility not rigidly attached to the patient/senior. Each care unit can, and should, have various levels of care need tended there, giving room for flexible response discretion as needs rise and fall for each resident. Hours of care will follow the money allotted to the patient but it is impossible to prevent care time being spread out over the whole workload. The article skims the top of seniors’ care needs, without any context other than, perhaps, Ontario, where much of the basis for the proposals was researched

and then applied to Alberta. Implementing a new funding model breeds suspicion. The very nature and recent history of health care in Alberta is one of cuts, cuts and more cuts. Thus any new model will be greeted with suspicion. Patient care-based funding is one means of assessing those in need of care. The InterRAI (International Resident Assessment Instrument) is another currently in use in Alberta. If these assessments were the basis for patient placements, there would be less objection. However, it is clear from government, hospital and other reporting sources that cost-cutting enters into the decisions about placement. Most of those judgments have a basis in ideology — money rules, the individual is the focus of attention, expertise and scientific data are not to be trusted, and centralized control is emphasized. One consequence is layoffs from already staff-short care centres. The authors’ claims that long-term beds in Ontario were filled by the care centre owners with relatively lowneeds patients because they cost less to serve, and that waiting lists did not decline in the longer term are probably accurate, but not the whole story. In Alberta, patients assessed as ready to leave hospitals are nonetheless retained as acute care patients until a long-term care bed becomes available, thus not being counted as “waiting for placement.” That waiting list virtually disappeared overnight by using this administrative ploy. There is no sign (largely, perhaps, because the government guards the information closely) that this practice will change soon. Overall, proposed changes remove the capacity from local professionals to assess care levels and needs, instead concentrating those decisions in central offices of Alberta Health Services. InterRAI is, after all, a global tool aimed at developing a system that can be compared internationally, not a locally-developed tool that can be easily amended to deal with regional or community needs. An effect of that centralized decision-making and localized execution is to require that service providers spend a lot of time filling out records, reporting to central office, justifying their practices and budgets — especially any deviation, even statistically — from the norm. Service providers spend far too much time on these activities and far too little on actual care. In addition, morale suffers due to the inherent lack of trust. With ongoing AHS budget cuts, highly centralized and controlled systems like PCBF and InterRAI are very attractive to the government, resulting in off-loading care and cost to families, and dumbing down the whole spectrum of health care for seniors. Oddly, the lead up to the Advocate article only lists one of the authors, Eric Hellstein. It turns out the other one listed at the end, Trafford Crump, was a member of a contracted consultant group proposing this new funding method for AHS in the first place, so their very supportive article rests on an evident conflict of interest — not a good position for a writer from the Evidence Network. Brenda Corney Chair Friends of Medicare Red Deer Chapter

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Anesthesiologist guilty on all counts of molesting women during surgery BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — An anesthesiologist accused of molesting 21 female patients during surgery was found guilty on all counts Tuesday. Dr. George Doodnaught, who was called a “sexual opportunist” by the Crown in the case, had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting each of the women. Some of Doodnaught’s victims were in the packed courtroom as the verdict was read, and some people could be heard sighing with relief. The assaults reported by the 21 women were similar, generally involving a combination of Doodnaught kissing them, fondling their breasts and putting his penis in their mouth or hand while they were under conscious sedation. All but one occurred during surgeries at a Toronto hospital between 2006 and 2010. Judge David McCombs found Doodnaught’s guilt on all counts “overwhelming.” He noted the women did not know each other and were unaware of the particulars of the other patients’ stories when they separately came forward. The sedation no doubt affected the ability of the women to accurately perceive and remember events, McCombs said. “However, I have found that they were conscious and aware during significant parts of their surgeries and were able to recall these shocking and abhorrent events.” The judge rejected the evidence of defence experts who suggested patients under conscious sedation could have hallucinated the sexual assaults. He said Crown evidence that such hallucinations are “virtually unheard of” is entitled to considerable weight. Dr. George Mashour, an anesthetist who has researched awareness of patients during conscious sedation, said that while sexual hallucinations with the drugs Doodnaught used have been reported, they’re very rare and only occurred with much higher dosages than Doodnaught used, McCombs wrote. Mashour testified that the odds are “vanishingly rare” that the drugs caused the patients to believe they were molested. If the drugs were to blame, he testified, he wouldn’t expect them all to relate to a single doctor. McCombs also dismissed the defence position that Doodnaught would not have had the opportunity to molest the patients. Doodnaught will remain free on bail until sentencing. A date for sentencing arguments is to be set Dec. 13.

Ford: a boon or hindrance to Harper, who might need Ford Nation next election OTTAWA — Rob Ford has been making international headlines for weeks, soaring into the celebrity stratosphere with surreal antics that have transfixed the globe. Canada’s prime minister, meantime, appears to be among the few living souls with no opinion on the Toronto mayor’s spectacular fall from grace. It’s left Stephen Harper and the Conservatives vulnerable to ridicule in the House of Commons; Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he’ll take no lessons in accountability from “Rob Ford’s fishing buddy.” Harper’s office finally weighed in on Ford this week in a statement that called the mayor’s behavior “troubling” while taking a swipe at Trudeau for his admission that he’d smoked pot while a sitting MP. The PMO’s statement on Ford appeared designed to avoid angering so-called Ford Nation, that fierce battalion of Ford supporters in the outlying regions of Toronto who still back the mayor. They’re a formidable force whose allegiance to their leader keeps him perched in a higher spot in public opinion polls than where Harper is currently languishing, even in the face of Ford’s ongoing woes. A slew of Ford supporters worked for the federal Conservatives during the 2011 federal election campaign. The mayor’s muscle in the Toronto suburbs was a boon to his federal colleagues during that election, helping them win several hard-fought races in the city’s outlying ridings.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford after announcing funding for subways in Toronto, Sunday, September 22, 2013. Harper appears to be among the few living souls with no opinion on the Toronto mayor’s spectacular fall from grace. adopt a “more co-operative” approach that is “more sensitive to the arguments and positions of others.” Another councillor said the votes went to great lengths “to isolate the mayor and limit the damage” he can do to the city. “Ford continues to put himself ahead of the best interests of the city,” Coun. Joe Mihevc said Tuesday. “He has brought shame and embarrassment to the city, dishonour to the office of mayor, and has a record of failed leadership.” Mihevc also said it’s time for council to get back to “boring.” Ford called Monday’s votes a “coup d’etat” and a declaration of war, comparing what happened to him to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1991. Ford’s lawyer, George Rust-D’Eye, said he might seek an injunction against council’s decisions but was still waiting for instructions. City staff said they believed their actions, which are essentially in force until the next municipal election in October 2014, would withstand legal scrutiny.

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TORONTO — Toronto’s embattled mayor says he’s turning his life around, staying off alcohol and trying to lose weight — all while threatening legal action against city council for stripping him of most of his powers. In a series of interviews with Canadian and American television networks Rob Ford promised people will see a positive change in him in the near future. He told CBC News The National in an interview with host Peter Mansbridge Monday night that he has had a “come to Jesus moment” brought on by the “belittling” he has endured lately. The interview capped a day which saw Ford remain defiant despite a series of votes in city council that reduced his powers to ribbon cutting. Ford’s criminal lawyer, Dennis Morris, said the mayor is spending up to two hours a day exercising, has revamped his diet and is receiving “professional support” including care from a medical doctor. “It isn’t just going to the gym and having a few shakes, he’s addressing a substance abuse problem, and I don’t think you have to ask too many questions to realize it’s probably alcohol,” Morris told The Canadian Press. Though the mayor has denied being addicted to drugs or alcohol, the allegations laid out in police documents are “part and parcel of indicia of having a substance abuse challenge,” Morris said. In an interview broadcast this morning on NBC’s Today, Ford was combative under questioning by host Matt Lauer, who asked him about his admitted binge drinking. Lauer asked Ford if he’d be able to handle a terror attack or disaster in the city if he’d been out on a binge the night before — but Ford said that could happen to anyone. “I’m very fortunate that hasn’t happened. It’s very few isolated incidents that it’s happened,” Ford replied. “That could happen with anybody at any time.” In Monday’s vote, councillors slashed Ford’s mayoral budget and handed many of his duties and staff to the city’s deputy mayor, Norm Kelly. Kelly told reporters Tuesday he would carry on with the mayor’s fiscally conservative agenda, but

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Greenpeace International activist Paul D. Ruzycki of Canada stands in a defendants’ cage during hearings that considered the investigators request to extend the detention of 30 members of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace ship in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday. A Russian court on Tuesday granted bail to Greenpeace protesters from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland, the first group of foreign activists eligible for release from jail while awaiting trial for participating in a demonstration near a Russian oil rig.



People smuggling to Canada from U.S. rising, says binational threat report OTTAWA — A newly declassified report says smugglers were caught trying to slip dramatically more people into Canada from the United States in 2011 compared with the previous year. The binational report on border security says authorities apprehended 487 people as smugglers attempted to sneak them into Canada at unguarded points along the border — a 58 per cent increase over 2010. At the same time, the number of people caught being spirited into the United States from Canada fell slightly during the same period to 360. The figures on smuggling activity between official ports of entry appear in the 2012 Integrated Border Enforcement Team threat assessment report, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. An advocacy group for refugees attributes the surge in Canada-bound human smuggling attempts to an agreement between the countries that has prompted desperate refugees to turn to criminal groups willing to help them across the border. Under the Safe Third Country agreement, Canada and the U.S. recognize each other as safe places for refugee claimants to seek protection.

sworn in as the top defence adviser last year that he didn’t want to reduce the 68,000 full-time and 27,000 part-time members of military. But Lawson says that is something the government could re-examine as it looks at an updated version of the Canada First Defence Strategy, a policy that attempts to strike a balance between shrinking budgets and the needs of the military.

Fantino asks for clarity on Canada’s obligation to vets OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has asked a House of Commons committee to spell out precisely what kind of social and legal obligation Canada has to its soldiers. The issue is at the heart of a class-action lawsuit underway in B.C., where veterans of the Afghan war say they are being discriminated against by Ottawa’s new benefits system. The Conservatives, who bill themselves as champions of Canadian soldiers, faced intense criticism last summer when federal lawyers filed their defence in the court case. Justice Department attorneys argued Canada has no extraordinary obligation to care for wounded and broken veterans, despite pledges of previous governments dating back to the First World War. Fantino wants MPs to define what Canada’s shared duty and responsibility should be for possible inclusion in the veterans charter. The Commons veterans committee is studying whether changes to the charter, made in 2011, are having the desired effect.

OTTAWA — Canada is “at odds” with key allies by not recognizing the Syrian opposition, says a newly released internal memo. But a separate human-rights report also released Tuesday offers support to the Harper government’s decision not to follow the United States, Britain and others in recognizing the disparate coalition of rebel groups. The report from Human Rights Watch, the New York-based watchdog, says rebel fighters executed civilians in their custody and killed others with indiscriminate sniper fire and mortar attacks during a one-week battle in a mainly Christian village last month in northern Syria. The report was unable to say which of several opposition groups was responsible for the abuses documented. The memo, a briefing note on the Syrian crisis for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, reiterates Canada’s opposition to recognizing the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) in part because of concerns about extremist links. But it says the decision cost Canada membership in an 11-country group that is trying to find a diplomatic solution to the long-running civil war. “This position is at odds with many of our closest allies,” says the July memo, obtained under the Access to Information Act. The names of those allies are redacted from the document. This “has meant that we are no longer a member of the Core Group of the Friends of the Syrian People, all of whom provide support directly to the SOC. However, the SOC has recently expanded its membership in response to concerns about its inclusiveness and diversity.” The Core Group is composed of the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Turkey, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar. The group met last month in London in a meeting chaired by British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Hague said that the group committed to “put our united and collective weight behind a UN-led Geneva II process.” Geneva II is the name for a peace process that could move forward if planned talks in that city next month actually materialize. Canada is concerned the Syrian opposition contains militant Islamists and does not respect religious minorities. In its Oct. 22 statement, the Core Group affirmed its backing of “moderate armed groups,” and affirmed the need for a political solution. On that same day, a Syrian rebel offensive on the mainly Christian village of Sadad, about 100 kilometres north of Damascus, was in its second day. In its Tuesday report, Human Rights Watch identified the names of 46 civilians who it said were killed by rebel groups during a siege that lasted until Oct. 28. Syria’s two-and-a-half year civil war has led to an estimated 100,000 deaths.

17 Canadians missing in the Philippines OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs officials are still trying to track down 17 Canadians who remain unaccounted for in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines. But they say they still have no reports of any Canadians killed or injured in the disaster. They say locating people is becoming easier as communications are gradually restored. Meanwhile, the Canadian Forces are shipping a third helicopter and another water purification unit to the Disaster Assistance Response Team, or DART, operating on the island of Panay. International Development Minister Christian Paradis is also clarifying that the $15 million in aid announced Monday was in fact the government’s contribution to match donations by Canadians. Paradis says individuals have donated $19.6 million so far for Filipino relief and that their contributions are being matched by Ottawa. KITCHEN COUNTERS AND BACKSPLASH

Cutting size of military could be on the table for government OTTAWA — The country’s top military commander says cutting the size of the Canadian Forces is something the Harper government could grapple with next month as it reviews an updated defence strategy. Gen. Tom Lawson, the chief of defence staff, says the government has not yet expressed a desire to cut uniformed members in its drive to balance the budget. Prime Minister Stephen Harper explicitly told Lawson when he was

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A construction crew works on a new building under construction at the Queens Business Park. With development in the first phase of Queens Business Park well underway, the City of Red Deer is moving quickly to bring the next phase on line.

Queens Business Park set for continued growth BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR If there’s a run on industrial land, the City of Red Deer shouldn’t be caught unprepared. On Monday, city council approved the rezoning of 123 acres of municipally-owned land south of Hwy 11A and west of Hwy 2. The area is earmarked for the next two phases of Queens Business Park, with nearly 95 acres designated for light and heavy industrial lots, five for commercial use, and the remainder for roadways and a small municipal reserve area. “We’re hoping to be permitready come this spring,” said Land and Economic Development manager John Sennema, adding that a subdivision plan is expected to go before Red Deer’s municipal

planning commission next week. “We have most of our infrastructure in the ground at this point and the road base done.” The city has nearly sold out a similar quantity of land in the first phase of Queens Business Park, with about 9.5 acres of industrial and five of commercial property all that remain. A number of buildings are currently going up in this area. “We’re starting to see some really good activity out there,” said Sennema. The city is already getting inquiries from prospective buyers about the next phase. And Sennema wants to ensure the land there is available when it’s needed — something contemplated in Red Deer’s economic development strategy. “One of the strategies identified was to have a supply of serviced industrial lands to help

facilitate businesses moving and growing. “What I’m trying to do is have an even flow of industrial land available at all times, so that people can come in as they need to and talk to us about obtaining these lands.” Red Deer owns two other quarter sections within the Queens Business Park plan area, and has already begun the process of developing an area structure plan that will serve as the blueprint for development there. Meanwhile, other privatelyowned industrial land is being developed to the south. Sennema is optimistic that Red Deer’s newest industrial park grow quickly. He said the level of interest jumped as soon as the road network began to take shape and the first buildings went up.

Foreign groups visit Olds College Olds College gained an international flavour in recent weeks, with groups from France and Latin America visiting the campus. A French Ministry of Agriculture delegation, which included representatives of the ministry and institutions, toured the college and discussed opportunities for partnership, exchanges and joint research in agriculture and forestry, said a release issued by Olds College.

The other group consisted of representatives of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program. ELAP is a short-term student exchange program that provides scholarships for students from the Caribbean and Latin America for studies or research at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

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The Olds Banner Pharmacaps plant has ceased to exist, but the story has a happier ending than many local residents feared when the facility’s closure was announced in March. The plant, which encapsulated nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients into soft gel pills, has been reborn as Olds Softgels Inc. The transformation occurred after Calgary-based Advanced Orthomolecular Research bought the property from Patheon Inc. of North Carolina. Clark Sayer, Advanced Orthomolecular Research’s general manager, said Patheon ceased production at the plant in early October. His company has spent this month preparing the 5807 47th Ave. facility for a resumption of its operations. “It’ll probably be another couple of weeks.” Patheon employed more than 100 people in Olds prior to the shutdown. Sayer hopes to hire many of these back as production ramps up. “We’ll bring them on board as we get additional contracts from customers. Hopefully, the first batch will be back on board early December and then we’ll just go from there. “One of the reasons that drove us to the purchase was the quality of the management team and the staff.” Sayer said there might also be employment opportunities at Advanced Orthomolecular Research’s Calgary plant, which is being expanded. “There were (Banner Pharmacaps staff) who were commuting from Airdrie and Calgary, so we’ll probably have some options here for those folks.” Advanced Orthomolecular Research produces about 200 products, including dietary supplements and vitamins. But most of these are manufactured as two-piece shell capsules, tablets or bulk powders. The Olds plant will allow the company to expand into soft gels, which Sayer said previously are popular with many consumers. Oil-soluble products like vitamins A, E and D; fish oil; omega 3 oils and some enzymes are good candidates for soft gel encapsulation, he said. Sayer is optimistic there will be a strong demand for products from the Olds plant. “There are a number of Canadian companies that would rather keep it in Canada than bring in work from the States.” He doesn’t expect the Olds plant to change significantly under Advanced Orthomolecular Research ownership. “We’re going to operate it as a wholly-owned subsidiary, so we intend to put as little of our footprint on it as possible because it’s already got its own identity and there’s not a lot we can do to enhance that.” Patheon, which bought Banner Pharmacaps from Dutch company VION N.V in 2012, continues to operate other Banner Pharmacaps manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Mexico City and the Netherlands.

Save now, educate later: how RESPs can help “Finish your outdoor work and get In the past few weeks several colyour fields ready; after that, build your leges announced that students and house.” (Proverbs 24:27) their parents can redeem Air Miles for I take this quote from Proverbs as tuition. This is certainly creative, and the starting point for this allows many parents who week’s column because, to have built up Air Miles to my mind, this fits the work help their children “build that students should be dotheir (life/career) house.” ing while attending college, However, there are seriand the financial preparaous downsides to this strattion that parents need to be egy. making today. Let’s begin with the merIn other words, the work its of letting our spending that students and their parhabits drive our savings. ents do today is what will Warren Buffet is famous make for a better tomorrow. for saying “it’s only a deal if But to get to this better toyou really need it.” morrow students need fundBuying to earn points, Air PATRICK ing, and it is how parents, Miles, cash back “rewards” family or mentors build that or a free night at your favorO’MEARA funding that can provide yet ite hotel is just the same. another solid example of More important, if you good financial planning. are a revolver and not a


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transactor, you will be paying interest on your credit card purchases at rates as high as 21 per cent. Remember, a revolver is a credit card user that does not pay off his/her balance monthly, and thus pays interest on the remaining balance. In contrast, a transactor usually pays off his/ her balance monthly and thus pays no interest charges. So points, Air Miles — call them what you may — are only a “deal” if you are paying off your balance monthly. In a previous article, I discussed what psychologists refer to as hyperbolic discounting: the concept that people tend to prefer more immediate payoffs (buy now), compared to saving and buying later. Justified by the notion that we will somehow benefit later by being able to take advantage of our points or Air Miles, we tend to

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buy “stuff” now. Think of it this way. If you spend $1,000 today and get two per cent cash back, you have more “stuff,” and $20. Wouldn’t you prefer to have a $1,000 in the bank, and earn at least 2 per cent or $20 on this money? In fact, any children under the age of 18 would be better off if you contributed this $1,000 into a registered education savings plan (RESP). Assuming that you qualified for the basic Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG), your children would potentially have an additional $1,200 that could be used toward college tuition; your $1,000 contribution and the $200 CESG. The federal government, via the CESG, will contribute an additional 20 per cent of the first $2,500 into an RESP on your behalf.

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RESP: Big return on investment That’s a 20 per cent return on investment. The basic rules of RESP investing include a lifetime contribution limit of $50,000 per beneficiary (child). Keep in mind that you can contribute to an RESP for up to 32 years. In addition, the federal government will contribute CESG to a maximum of $7,200 per beneficiary. There are other benefits to investing in an RESP that are income dependent, which I will not review here, but the point is that tying your savings habits to the use of a credit card may not be a great financial strategy. However, an RESP will allow you to potentially earn a great ROI, save for your children’s future, and allow you to help your children build their financial house, which can only contribute to their positive financial destiny. Remember, you are in control of your financial destiny. Easy Money is written by Patrick O’Meara, a former instructor at Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business, who is now chair of finance and accounting programs at Centennial College in Toronto. He can be reached at

COLLEGE: Such visits are important “Olds College has had three sets of ELAP graduate students, a total of 10 students, at the Olds College Centre for Innovation in the last three years, and I think this visit will positively affect the growth of ELAP at Olds College,” said J. Pablo OrtizHernández, co-ordinator of international engagement in the international and business development department at Olds College. Jason Dewling, vice-president of academics and research at Olds College, stressed the importance of such visits. “Sharing ideas and philosophies will allow for future development of programs and methodologies of both Olds College and those we collaborate with. Our reputation as a world class agricultural and research institution has allowed for us to cultivate these partnerships, which we believe will continue to grow in the future.”

Canada in top 10 easiest places to pay corporate taxes: PwC-World Bank THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada has held on to its ranking among the top 10 easiest places in the world to pay corporate taxes, according to the latest ratings by PwC and the World Bank Group. The joint study ranked Canada eighth for a second year in a row in a report released Tuesday. The United Arab Emirates was first overall, followed by Qatar and Saudi Arabia on the list of 189 countries. The report ranked countries based on the number of tax payments per year, time taken to compile returns and submit payments and the total tax rate for a hypothetical small- to medium-sized business. “Within North America, Canada maintains the lowest average total tax rate ranking largely due to its efforts to establish a tax-competitive and business-friendly

environment,” said Brad Sakich, PwC’s Canadian tax policy leader. “Privately owned small businesses in Canada should take comfort — the ranking demonstrates that Canadian government agencies support and encourage the creation of more such businesses.” In addition to the total tax on its pre-tax profits, PwC ranked countries on the administrative burden companies face in filing their taxes. The firm noted that Canada ranked highly due to cuts to corporate income taxes since 2001 and efforts to simplify the tax compliance aspects of running a business. PwC said the typical small- to medium-sized company in Canada has eight tax payments to make a year, takes 131 hours to comply with its tax filings and pays a total tax rate of 24.3 per cent on its profits.

TransCanada says Keystone XL denial would be tragedy, spur more oil by rail a permit to build Keystone XL to bring oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast more than five years ago. The pipeline has become one of the more politically divisive issues in the United States, pitting environmental and landowner interests against national security and economic ones.

events this year. Most notably, a train laden with oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region crashed into the town of Lac Megantic, CALGARY — A denial of the Que., this summer, killing 47 peoproposed Keystone XL pipeline ple. would lead to more oil moving TransCanada’s argument across the continent by rail, an doesn’t wash with Greenpeace’s executive with pipeline builder Keith Stewart. TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday, “Rather than calling such an outasking communicome a “tragedy.” ties to pick their “While we view rail poison, we should as a complementary stop expanding tar short-term solution sands production until more pipeline and invest in altercapacity is brought natives,” he said. online, more rail terPourbaix said minals will be built he does see a role to fill the capacity for rail to fill the gap if Keystone XL is gap until pipelines not approved,” Alex are built and that Pourbaix, president TransCanada could of energy and oil pipelook at opportunilines, told an investor ties in that line of conference. business. “And I think it’s — ALEX POURBAIX, PRESIDENT OF ENERGY AND OIL “We are a ways a real tragedy if this PIPELINES WITH PIPELINE BUILDER TRANSCANADA CORP. from announcing situation continues anything but ... we indefinitely, as pipehave really ramped lines are obviously Some opponents view the pipe- up our business development acmuch more cost-effective. They are statistically safer and more line as a major contributor to tivities working with rail compaenvironmentally friendly to trans- global climate change, saying it nies and we’re looking at a numwould enable growth in Alberta’s ber of opportunities in that report oil.” By the end of 2015, Pourbaix oilsands. Others are focused on gard.” Pourbaix said TransCanada said rail loading capacity in Al- local concerns over the impact on has learned from what has been a berta is expected to double to land and water in the event of a frustrating Keystone XL experience as it pursues another major 800,000 barrels per day — almost spill. Pipeline supporters would pre- project — its $12-billion Energy as much as the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline would carry fer the United States buy its oil East pipeline. from Canada than from unstable Through a combination of new south of the border. At the same time, Pourbaix regimes elsewhere in the world. pipe and repurposed existing said U.S. Gulf Coast rail unload- They also point to the jobs and pipe, TransCanada aims to send ing capacity is expected to exceed other economic benefits the pipe- more than one million barrels of line would bring. crude per day to refineries and 900,000 barrels per day. With Keystone XL and other export terminals in Quebec and All this is happening ahead of a big increase in oilsands pro- pipelines mired in regulatory de- New Brunswick. It expects to file a duction, with Suncor Energy lays, Canadian and U.S. oil pro- regulatory application next year. “I like to think we continue to Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd. and Royal ducers have been increasingly Dutch Shell set to collectively add turning to rail to get their crude learn by experience and a lot of the things we’re doing on Energy 370,000 barrels per day of new out- to market. But scrutiny over the safety of East, for example, have benefited put through new projects in comthat mode of transport has inten- from our experience in Keystone ing years. TransCanada first applied for sified after a string of high-profile XL,” said Pourbaix. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


LNG fuel plants planned to serve transport industry in Edmonton, Vancouver BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Two companies are teaming up to build liquefied natural gas plants in Edmonton and Vancouver to serve the transportation industry. In announcing their joint venture Tuesday, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels and ENN Canada Corporation said the plants will provide a cheaper and cleanerburning fuel to the trucking business. The fuel can also be used in the marine, rail, mining and oil and gas exploration industries. “The benefits of fuelling with natural gas are significant,” said ENN Canada CEO Henry Cai, whose company is a subsidiary of one of the biggest natural gas distributors in China. “Natural gas over diesel represents a 30-40 per cent cost savings to the end user and contributes up to a 25 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.” The plants will initially produce 100,000 U.S. gallons per day (379,000 litres) of LNG — natural gas that has been chilled into a liquid state, making it easier to transport. Ferus and ENN will pick sites for the plants within six months, with startup expected in 2016. The companies did not say how much their project would cost. Although natural gas is cheap and abundant in North America, it has been slow to catch on as a transportation fuel because of the lack of refuelling

infrastructure. That’s one of the biggest challenges, said Ferus CEO Dick Brown. “In order for our customers to make the switch to natural gas, they need certainty of an uninterrupted supply of LNG to fuel their equipment,” he said. “These two LNG liquefaction plants, along with the specialized distribution equipment and planned retail fuelling stations, will ensure that supply, which in turn will promote and facilitate the widespread usage of LNG in Western Canada.” Ferus is privately held by the Energy & Minerals Group, a management company for various specialized private equity funds. Ferus will oversee the design, engineering, construction, operation and marketing of the Edmonton and Vancouver facilities. ENN’s parent company has 150 LNG fuelling stations in China and the United States. ENN Canada plans to open five more in British Columbia and Ontario by the end of this year. It has committed to use a “significant” amount of LNG from the Vancouver and Edmonton plants in its network.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 93.21 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.92 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.56 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.31 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.68 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.70 Cdn. National Railway . 116.03 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 154.41 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.88 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.14 Cervus Equipment Corp 21.50 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 39.70 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.10 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 26.09 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.62 General Motors Co. . . . . 38.01 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.12 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.35 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 47.01 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 69.18 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.03 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.63 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.75 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 99.90 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.63 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.75 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 43.81 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 16.60 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday amid concerns that the U.S. stock rally may be running out of steam and a new report predicting slower than anticipated global economic growth. The S&P/TSX composite index ticked 15.46 points lower to 13,442.6 while the Canadian dollar fell 0.36 of a cent to 95.5 cents US. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development cut its 2014 forecast for global growth from four per cent to 3.6 per cent. The OECD cited U.S. fiscal uncertainty, the impact of the Federal Reserve tapering its asset purchases and weakness in emerging markets. U.S. markets were lower after indexes backed off Monday after hitting key technical levels, raising questions about whether American markets are due for their first serious retracement in two years. The Dow Jones industrials declined 8.99 points to 15,967.03, the Nasdaq fell 17.51 points to 3,931.55 and the S&P 500 index slipped 3.66 points to 1,787.87. Investors remained cautious a day after the Dow broke 16,000 and the S&P breached the 1,800 mark — both for the first time. The Dow alone has surged more than 20 per cent this year and is up about 900 points since early October amid optimism that the Federal Reserve won’t be moving to cut back on its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases until well into the new year. The TSX is up about 8.5 per cent for the year so far, held back by the mining sector. Most other sectors have put in solid performances, particularly financials, energy companies and industrials — companies Nakamoto thinks will likely take the TSX higher. Commodity prices advanced and the energy sector was up 0.43 per cent as December crude on the Nymex moved up 31 cents to US$93.34 a barrel. Bankers Petroleum (TSX:BNK) ran up 13 cents to C$3.86. Niko Resources (TSX:NKO) surged 23.6 per cent to $1.78, recovering for a second day after plunging more than 50 per cent Friday after it said that it had secured a “very high cost,” $340-million loan to avoid defaulting on debt payments and other obligations. The gold sector was up about

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.23 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.60 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 61.80 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.25 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 28.05 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.67 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.34 First Quantum Minerals . 18.55 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 25.31 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.50 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.18 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 33.96 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.44 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.00 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.33 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 81.45 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 57.16 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.83 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.85 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 33.84 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.88 Canyon Services Group. 10.92 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.60 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.780 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.05 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.83 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 95.42 0.55 per cent while December bullion climbed $1.20 to US$1,273.50 an ounce. The sector has been a major drag this year, plunging about 45 per cent as global inflation remains very low while economic conditions are gradually improving, making bullion less attractive as a hedge. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) advanced seven cents to C$5.18. The consumer sector was in focus Tuesday as Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) stock jumped $1.07 or 6.37 per cent to $17.87 as the retailer said that it will pay its shareholders an extraordinary dividend of $5 per share. Sears also posted a quarterly net loss of $48.8 million or 48 cents per share, mainly due to severance and restructuring costs. Food company George Weston (TSX:WN) posted earnings ex-items of $1.38 a share, seven cents shy of estimates. Its shares declined six cents to $80.85 as the company also said overall sales rose 2.1 per cent to $10.38 billion. The base metals sector weighed on the Toronto market, down 0.02 per cent as December copper edged up one cent to US$3.16 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 30 cents to C$18.55. In the U.S., Home Depot Inc. reported net income of US$1.35 billion, or 95 cents per share, up from $947 million, or 63 cents per share, a year ago. Analysts expected earnings of 89 cents per share. Revenue rose seven per cent to $19.47 billion from $18.13 billion. Wall Street had predicted $19.18 billion. Its shares gained 71 cents to $80.38. Shares in electric car maker Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA) ran ahead $4.51 to $126.09 even as the U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog opened an investigation into battery fires in its Model S electric cars. The probe affects more than 13,000 cars from the 2013 model year that were sold in the U.S. Tesla has sold about 19,000 of the cars worldwide. Traders are looking to the release Wednesday of the minutes from the latest Fed meeting held late last month for hints about when the central bank might start cutting back on its asset purchases, which have kept bond yields low and encouraged people to buy equities. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close Tuesday:

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 53.76 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.74 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.68 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.68 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . . NA Penn West Energy . . . . . . 8.62 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.470 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.02 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.32 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.59 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.19 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.76 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 58.48 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 73.60 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 65.98 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.05 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 34.48 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.58 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 32.93 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 54.57 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 67.38 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.98 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 93.27 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.63 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 71.75 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 3751 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.62

Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,442.60 down 15.46 points TSX Venture Exchange — 923.47 up 1.68 points TSX 60 — 775.15 down 0.90 point Dow — 15,967.03 down 8.99 points S&P 500 — 1,787.87 down 3.66 points Nasdaq — 3,931.55 down 17.51 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 95.50 cents US, down 0.36 of a cent Pound — C$1.6881, up 0.78 of a cent Euro — C$1.4175, up 0.87 of a cent Euro — US$1.3537, up 0.32 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.34 per barrel, up 31 cents (December contract) Gold futures: US$1,273.50 per oz., up $1.20 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.085 per oz., up 5.6 cents $710.03 per kg., up $1.80 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 923.47, up 1.68 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 135.94 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Jan. ’14 $0.10 higher $483.30; March ’14 $0.30 higher $492.70; May ’14 $0.10 lower $500.40; July ’14 unchanged $506.50; Nov. ’14 $0.20 lower $509.80; Jan ’15 $0.80 higher $513.90; March ’15 $1.60 higher $513.90; May ’15 $1.70 higher $508.80; July ’15 $1.70 higher $506.00; Nov ’15 $1.70 higher $502.20; Jan. ’16 $1.70 higher $502.20. Barley (Western): Dec ’13 unchanged $152.00; March ’14 unchanged $154.00; May ’14 unchanged $155.00; July ’14 unchanged $155.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $155.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $155.00; March ’15 unchanged $155.00; May ’15 unchanged $155.00; July ’15 unchanged $155.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 587,000 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 587,000.

Canadian home prices in for soft landing, overvalued by 26 per cent: Fitch Ratings THE CANADIAN PRESS Sky high prices in the Canadian real estate market won’t be climbing for much longer, says a report by global rating agency Fitch Ratings. The agency forecasted Tuesday that home prices across the country are in for a “soft landing” and will either flatten out or slightly decrease over the next five years. It estimates that current prices are overvalued by up to 26 per cent in some regions and could fall by as much as 10 per cent in some places. Fitch Ratings said the Canadian economy will be exposed when this happens, as many homebuyers have financially stretched themselves to borrow for their home purchase and will be in for a shock once interest rates start to climb. It noted a downturn in the housing sector will also impact jobs, as companies have scrambled to build new homes and push construction to record levels in recent years. “With a high level of employment and individual net worth tied to the value of the housing stock, a housing downturn could have serious consequences for the overall economy,” it warned in the 12-page report. Fitch Ratings said home prices have surged more than 130 per cent since 2001, outpacing income growth by more than 80 per cent. Despite the anticipated decline, the agency said there are several factors that will lessen the impact on the Canadian economy, including the overall low levels of

unemployment and proactive government policy. In July 2012, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced tighter rules for mortgage lenders and borrowers — a change that industry says accounted for a slowdown in residential property sales that began the following month and continued through the first part of 2013. The efforts were aimed at avoiding a housing crisis like the one seen in the United States. Although the policies have been successful at moderating mortgage debt, Fitch Ratings says housing prices still continue to rise. “Government awareness has appeared to be high, and if the proactive policies specifically targeting a soft landing are successful, then flattening growth or modest decline scenarios become increasingly likely,” it said. Meanwhile, another report released Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada also predicted that the housing market will be shielded from a hard landing. “A crash would require a significant negative surprise like an interest rate spike or employment collapse. Since no such shock is in the cards in Canada, a housing crash like the one in the U.S. is nowhere near a possibility,” said Robin Wiebe, a senior econo-

mist at the board’s centre for municipal studies. Its Autumn Metropolitan Housing Outlook found that stability in the housing sector is can be attributed to supply continuing to be in line with demographics. Last week, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that home resales dipped in October for the first time since February, which some saw as a sign that the housing market is in for a correction. Transactions fell 3.2 per cent in October from September on a seasonally adjusted basis. But the number was also an 8.2 per cent hike compared with October 2012, when home sales dropped following a tightening of federal mortgage rules. The association’s national home price index also rose 3.52 per cent from October 2012 and the national average price for homes sold in October was $391,820, up 8.5 per cent from a year earlier. Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary were responsible for much of the increase in the national home price last month. If they were taken out of the equation, the average price was up 4.9 per cent rather than 8.5 per cent. CREA also said that the hottest markets in Canada so far in 2013 have been Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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Half of Canadian homeowners say they’ll be in debt in retirement BY THE CANADIAN PRESS About half of Canadian homeowners recently polled believe they’ll still be in debt by the time they retire. A survey released Tuesday from Manulife Bank found that 49 per cent are confident they’ll still have some debt in retirement, including mortgages, compared with 51 per cent who say they anticipate being debt-free at that stage. More than half (57 per cent) of those surveyed admitted that they were disappointed with the way they’ve managed their debt and day-to-day financ-

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Not looking at the numbers WYATT JOHNSON HAS GIVEN THE REBELS SOME OFFENSIVE PUNCH THE LAST TWO GAMES BUT HIS ONLY CONCERN IS HELPING THE TEAM GET THE WINS BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR He’s not a numbers guy, but more of a team player. Red Deer Rebels second-year forward Wyatt Johnson notched the overtime winner Saturday in a 4-3 WHL conquest of the host Lethbridge Hurricanes, a mere 24 hours after picking up a pair of assists in a 4-2 home-ice win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. The productive two-game stretch increased his totals to three goals and five helpers on the season, but who’s counting? Apparently, he isn’t. “It’s nice to contribute offensively but I think the bigger picture is we got two wins on the weekend. That’s always the main thing,” said Johnson, who hopes to help the Rebels extend their winning streak to five games tonight when the Kootenay Ice visit the Centrium. The 18-year-old centre, acquired from the Vancouver Giants in August of last year, scored 10 goals and recorded 20 points in 56 games as a WHL

rookie last season, and is confident he can better that total this winter. But, at the same time . . . “You always want to improve as a player, but numbers in that sense aren’t that big of a concern just as long as the team is sucWyatt Johnson cessful,” he said. Johnson and linemates Vukie Mpofu and Meyer Nell rang up a total of six points over the last two games. “We’ve been playing well together. We had some good practices last week leading into the games,” said Johnson. “We’ve just been controlling the puck down low, getting pucks in deep and playing our roles. We’re providing energy and getting chances because of that.” After a 10-game stretch in which the Rebels won just twice, the club is back

on track and reached the .500 mark at 11-11-0-1. The bottom line, Johnson noted, is that the players have finally bought into what the coaching staff has been preaching all along. “He (GM/head coach Brent Sutter) was on us about playing a certain style,” said the Saskatoon product. “We had to get back to how we need to play to be successful and I think that’s a big part of why we’re winning now. “Hard work is always the biggest thing. We’ve been working harder and we’ve been more committed to the systems . . . just outworking teams.” Johnson said he and his teammates never lost faith in themselves during the darkest times of the last five weeks. “We always had that inner confidence, we knew the type of team we could be,” he said. “But yeah, winning the last four games and turning it around has been nice. Our confidence has just continued to grow and we’re confident we’ll keep it going.” Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt is appreciative of the recent offensive contributions made by the club’s bot-

tom six skaters. “You take a look at the guys in the third- and fourth-lines spots, they’ve really contributed over the last three or four games and I think that’s really helped the turnaround here as far as getting into the win column,” said Truitt. “They’re very important pieces of the puzzle. Depth is a big thing and when those guys are going — and they’re contributing now — it sure makes it nice to be able to roll four lines.” Johnson, Truitt noted, is a prime example of an effective two-way player. “He’s very responsible, especially in the defensive end of the ice, but it’s also nice to see him getting some points and contributing offensively,” said the coach. “It makes the game more fun when you know you can play at the other end too and contribute.” Tonight’s game is the first of three in four nights for the Rebels, who will host the Regina Pats and Prince George Cougars Friday and Saturday.

Oilers put beating on Blue Jackets PERRON’S FOUR POINTS LEADS EXPLOSION OF GOALS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 7 Blue Jackets 0 EDMONTON — David Perron had a career high four-point night with two goals and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers experienced an offensive explosion on Tuesday, blasting the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-0 to record a rare home win for their second victory in a row. Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk only needed 14 saves to record his first shutout of the season. Jordan Eberle, Ryan Smyth, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (6-122), who improved to just 2-7-0 at Rexall Place in Edmonton this season. Edmonton was 2-9-1 in its previous 12 games before putting together just its second back-to-back win this year. The Blue Jackets (7-11-3) have lost in four of their last five and nine of their last 11 games. The Oilers started the scoring twoand-a-half minutes into the opening period as the rebound on a Corey Potter point shot came to Eberle at the side of the net and he had a wide-open cage to deposit it into before Columbus starter Sergei Bobrovsky could get across. Edmonton came into the game with


Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jared Boll is punched by Edmonton Oilers’ Luke Gazdic during second-period NHL action in Edmonton, on Tuesday. only one goal in its previous four home games combined. The Oilers had been outscored 23-3 in their previous six home games, continued on to equal that goal output in the first period alone thanks to a pair of power-play goals. Edmonton made it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining in the first as Perron intercepted a pass with his skate and shifted it to his stick for a quick shot and then swooped in to deposit the rebound for his sixth of the season. Four minutes later, the Oilers had a rare three-goal lead, as Sam Gagner sent a pass through the crease and Smyth was able to bat it out of the air and in. Edmonton had 15 shots in the first, while the Blue Jackets only mustered three shots on Dubnyk. The Oilers took a 4-0 lead eight-and-

a-half minutes into the second as the puck came to Perron off of a face-off win by Boyd Gordon and he picked the top corner with a shot from a bad angle for his third goal in the last two games. Curtis McElhinney came in to replace Bobrovsky, who allowed four goals on 18 shots. It didn’t take long for the Oilers to get one past the back-up goalie either, as Perron made a terrific play to intercept a clearing attempt on an Edmonton power play and got a shot on net, with Yakupov following up to score his fourth of the season on the rebound with nine minutes to play in the second. Columbus had its best chance of the game to that point less than a minute later as Ryan Johansen got in tight on the Edmonton net, but Dubnyk made a good play to poke the puck away.

The offensive explosion continued for the Oilers with just under five minutes to play in the second as Justin Schultz joined the play on an odd-man rush and beat McElhinney with a shot high to the glove side. It was the 10th straight goal the Oilers had scored in less than a 60-minute span going back to a four-goal third period to defeat the Flames 4-2 in Calgary on Saturday. Edmonton was looking for more midway through the third but Gagner was unable to score his first goal of the season, sending a shot into a mostly empty net right on McElhinney who was down and doing snow angels in the crease on the play. The Oilers made it 7-0 with three minutes left as Eberle sent Hall in on a breakaway and he was able to score five-hole on the Jackets netminder.

Joining the Kings was easy decision for Parker Maris It was an easy decision for Parker Maris. Maris. Despite getting an opportunity to play with his “Definitely,” he said. “The excitement and presbrother Jackson with the University of Calgary Di- sure surrounding the team is awesome and we have nos, Parker knew he wanted to follow in the foot- a great coaching staff.” steps of his two older brothers and spend a season When the latest rankings came out Tuesday, the with the RDC Kings volleyball squad. Kings are ranked No. 1 for the third straight week. “I had a chance a while ago to watch (the Kings) “With the players around me you understand why and see this environment and I always it’s so highly rated. There is so much talent wanted to play here,” said the first-year with the veterans and the rookies.” libero from Edson. “It’s so exciting here . A number of rookies played with Maris . . the fans and atmosphere, is almost inwith the Northern Alberta Volleyball Club describable, an awesome experience. in Edmonton, which is one of the premier “I wanted to be part of the program ranked programs in the nation. and when I got the e-mail (from head “It was a winning program, but this procoach Aaron Schulha) I remember exgram and level of ball is definitely a step actly where I was. I was so pumped to be up,” said the five-foot-10 Maris, who started where my brothers played.” playing volleyball in Grade 5. Middle blocker Boston Maris led the Although he’s as good a libero as there way before Jackson came on board. is in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball “The two Maris boys were two great League, like any rookie he had a slight teammates and talented kids and the learning curve. COLLEGE way they talked about their little broth“Most rookies don’t get better right away, er made it an easy decision for us to go in fact they get worse as they have so much REPORT after him,” said Schulha. “He had an opto take in, then they go up and up” said tion to go to the U of C and play with his Schulha. “Parker is now beyond the learnbrother, but we were able to persuade ing stage and has done a great job.” him to follow in his brother’s footsteps He will likely move to the Dinos next and it’s been good for both of us.” season. His brothers weren’t the first member of the fam“I’m excited about playing with my brother, but ily to attend RDC, according to Parker. then I also don’t want this year to end,” he said. “My mother (Linda) was here first and she wanted RDC will finish their pre-Christmas schedule us to go here,” he said. Nov. 29-30 at Lakeland College. The Queens are also The fact the Kings are one of the premier teams in undefeated and ranked No. 5 in Canada. the country made the decision that much easier for ● The basketball Kings, 7-0, moved up into the sec-


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ond place in the national ranking, just behind Sheridan College of Oakville, Ont. The Queens are 5-2 but will have a tough test this week as they face the University of Alberta, Augustana, who are ranked No. 4 in Canada. The teams meet Friday at RDC with the women tipping off at 6 p.m. and the men to follow. RDC will finish their first-half schedule Nov., 2930, hosting Medicine Hat. ● The host Queens face Grant MacEwan in an home-and-home series — Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Friday in Edmonton. ● The hockey Kings, who are second in the ACAC with a 10-4 record, face Portage College Friday at 7:15p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex and Saturday in Lac La Biche. ● The RDC curling teams see their first action of the season, Friday-Sunday in Camrose. ● Volleyball dominated the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week voting. Power hitter Chris Jones took the men’s award with right side Karissa Kuhr receiving top female honours. Jones was outstanding both offensively and defensively as the Kings beat Keyano 3-0 twice last weekend. Kuhr led the Queens in both matches against Keyano, winning 3-2 and 3-0, finishing with 24 kills. two aces, 16 digs and two stuff blocks. Basketball Queens guard Sarah Williamson and Kings forward Cay Crellin received honourable mention. The basketball Kings received the Breathing Room team of the week award.


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Raiders roll to win over Lightning ADVANCE TO CENTRAL ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL 4A VOLLEYBALL FINAL AGAINST NOTRE DAME for them once they got on a roll. “It was the expected outcome, but not the outcome I was hoping for. They got a couple of lucky breaks as the ball hit the tape and drop over and they made a few one-armed digs, but they’re good and they did what they had to.” The Raiders are healthy after playing much of the second half of the season without sixfoot-six left side Tanner Rehn, who had a back problem. “When Tanner tweaked his back our level of play didn’t drop,” said McMullen. “It may have been sort of a blessing in disguise as instead of leaning on Tanner everyone else had to pick up the slack and going forward that will only help us. Now with him back it’s even tougher for the other teams to match up against us. “It’s nice to have him back, but with a back you never know what can happen.” One player who used the extra work to continue to develop is six-foot-four Brian Grenier. The Grade 12 power hitter was almost unstoppable Tuesday. “Brian has done a lot of work since he started in JV,” said McMullen. “This year he came into his own and has improved himself in terms of passing and serving. He also developed a good line shot and an off-hand shot in his hitting.” Grenier has been scouted by several colleges and McMullen expects him to play at

BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Raiders 3 Lightning 0 Lindsay Thurber Raiders head coach Terence McMullen admitted he was a bit worried heading into the Central Alberta High School 4A boys’ volleyball semifinal against the Hunting Hills Lightning. “As a coach you’re always worried about games you’re supposed to win,” he said. He didn’t have to worry as the Raiders were at the top of their game rolling to a 25-16, 25-19,25-13 victory at LTCHS Tuesday and advancing to the best-of-three final against the Notre Dame Cougars. “This week at practice we concentrated on playing hard and doing what we needed to do and we did exactly that,” he said. “Hunting Hills is a good team, but when we execute and play our level we’re a very tough team to beat. We did that tonight and made it hard on them.” The Raiders, have the talent and experience to play with any team in the province. They were ranked No. 1 in the province for much of the season, before slipping into second behind Bev Facey of Sherwood Park on the latest rankings. “They’re a very strong team which is why they’re ranked so highly,” said Lightning head coach Dave McKeage. “We fought back at times tonight, but we didn’t have an answer

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The Lindsay Thurber Raiders boys volleyball team celebrates after winning game two of the Red Deer High School volleyball playoff semifinal against the Hunting Hills Lightning at LTCHS on Tuesday. The Raiders took the match three games to nil 25-16, 25-19 and 25-13. the post-secondary level next year along with several of his teammates. While the Raiders starting lineup is as good as any in the province they also have a strong bench. “The guys on the floor have earned their spots, but the others push them. It’s a whole team effort, which is nice to

see. We can make changes and not lose anything in terms of energy.” On the other side, the Lightning fought hard as well. “We’ve fought hard all season . . . we never gave up as a group,” said McKeage. “The guys should be proud of their season, we just came up against a very good team at the

wrong time of the year.” The final begins Thursday at 6 p.m. at Notre Dame with the second game Friday at LTCHS. If a third game is necessary it’s Saturday at Notre Dame. Friday’s game will follow the 6 p.m. girls’ match between LTCHS and Hunting Hills.


opening game 25-22, then seemingly took control of the match with a 25-16 victory in Game 2. MacKay had a message for his team heading into the third game. “Let’s fight girls, this is what we’ve been working for all year,” the Lightning coach revealed. “We put ourselves in a position to be here so let’s play the way we know we can play, which they started doing.” The Lightning were 25-17 winners in the third game and then prevailed 2518 in Game 4, Nicole Fischer sealing the deal with a service ace. The fifth and deciding game was back and forth, and after trailing 11-7 at one point, Hunting Hills emerged with a 16-14 triumph. “It was close, we played well,” said Notre Dame coach Mike Kelly. “We fought with them, controlled the tempo for a good chunk (of the match) and then fell short. It came down to a point here and a point there. At the end of

Lightning 3 Cougars 2 The Hunting Hills Lightning could feel it slipping away, and for good reason. Down 2-0 in games to the visiting Notre Dame Cougars in Tuesday’s Central Alberta 4A girls zone volleyball sudden-death semifinal, the Lightning were in big trouble. But instead of giving in, the hosts roared back to post a 3-2 victory and earn a date with the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in a best-ofthree zone final starting Thursday at Hunting Hills. “I’m speechless right now,” said a relieved Lightning head coach Blake MacKay. “The last three games was the way I wanted all of our games to be played. “I’m very happy with the way they fought back. That’s definitely been one of our problems this year — once we get down we get mentally and emotionally down. I’m happy that they fought back from that but I wish we weren’t in that position in the first place. They pulled it out but it gave me grey hairs.” Truck Decks, The Cougars took the

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it our girls fought hard and everybody was into it. “I’m proud of our girls, they worked very hard. We had a young team this year and there’s certainly a bright future here.” The Lightning have one more large hill to climb on their quest to advance to the provincial championship tournament Nov. 28-30 at the Saville Centre in Edmonton. The Raiders are ranked sixth in Alberta and won two of three matches against Hunting Hills this season. “They’re a very good team,” said

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Riders readying for different Hamilton team in the big game BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Hamilton TigerCats head coach Kent Austin is a figure that literally looms large over Mosaic Stadium, site of the 101st Grey Cup. That’s because a 21-metrehigh banner of Austin hangs outside the stadium, which is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders football club. It’s a tribute to the quarterback who guided the Riders to the 1989 Grey Cup championship and was head coach when the green and white clinched the title in 2007. Austin left the Roughriders after the championship win and spent five years in the U.S. college ranks before becoming Hamilton’s head coach and general manager last December. Saskatchewan spoiled Austin’s return to Regina in the regular season with a 37-0 win over the Ticats in July. But Riders head coach Corey Chamblin says the Ticats are “a totally different team” now and Saskatchewan can’t take anything for granted in the Grey Cup on Sunday. “That’s the thing about it, it’s a very fresh challenge for us. Everything’s brand new,” Chamblin said at a news conference Tuesday. “They do so many different things from when we played them early in the season. They’ve totally changed... a lot of things that they’ve done and I’m sure (they think) the same thing when they look at us on film, so it’ll be a fresh game and it’ll be one of those where there’ll be a lot of adjustments throughout the course of that game.” Chamblin says one of the things the Riders did in the off season was look at how many coaching changes other teams had and try to catch them off guard early on. But he says Hamilton has grown together and gelled as a team. Hamilton heads into the Grey Cup game on a roll, having won 11 of its last 15 games, including

last week’s East Division final against 2012 Grey Cup champion Toronto. Chamblin, who spent the 2011 season as Hamilton’s defensive co-ordinator before becoming the Riders head coach in 2012, says he doesn’t see the game as a head-to-head challenge between coaches. “I enjoy that I don’t get the storylines he does, that puts more pressure on Kent,” joked Chamblin. “No, right now it’s the Hamilton Tiger-Cats versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I never make it an individual battle or anything like that. Kent’s a very good coach and he’s done a very good job with his football team. The same here.” “Ultimately it’s going to be two teams play in the Grey Cup,” he added. Riders quarterback Darian Durant agrees that they are preparing to face a completely different team, including his former Saskatchewan teammate and friend Andy Fantuz. “Those guys, there were missing some pieces when we played them earlier. You know, they had a bunch of young guys who were new to the CFL, didn’t know the game as much and now, they’re basically veterans,” Durant said at Mosaic Stadium. “They went on the road and they beat the defending Grey Cup champions, which says a lot, so you definitely have to make sure you’re ready and prepared for those guys.” The last time Saskatchewan and Hamilton faced each other in the Grey Cup was in 1989, when Austin was the quarterback. Saskatchewan won 4340 with a last-second field goal from Dave Ridgway. Durant is getting help from Saskatchewan offensive co-ordinator George Cortez, who was the head coach and director of football operations for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season. The Grey Cup will also be a homecoming of sorts for Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris, who is a former Rider.

Great old Mosiac Stadium set to host its last championship BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — The stadium that was once home to CFL greats like George Reed, Ron Lancaster and Dave Ridgway is about to host its last championship. Mosaic Stadium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football club, will host the 101st Grey Cup on Sunday. Sure, there will be more regular season games at Mosaic, possibly playoffs too, but no more championships. The stadium will be torn down when a new facility is ready for the 2017 season. Former Roughrider Steve Mazurak says he has a lot of fond about memories “about this great old stadium.” “I was blessed with the fact that I was able to be a teammate of Ron Lancaster and George Reed,” said Mazurak, who played wide receiver and slotback from 1973 to 1981. “To share a huddle with them and to stand there and go ’OK, there’s Ronny Lancaster, he’s reading a play and he’s actually calling my number,’ that gives me goosebumps right this very second.” Former offensive lineman Gene Makowsky says the stadium holds a special place in his heart too. Makowsky, who played for the Riders from 1995 to 2011, says the Labour Day matchups between Saskatchewan and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were always a lot of fun. “The one memory I think that stands out is certainly the ’07 Labour Day Classic. Certainly, the playoff games are the big games, but I still for some reason just remember the last drive by (former Rider quarterback) Kerry Joseph in the ’07 Labour Day Classic,” Makowsky said in an interview in front of the stadium. “It was a big game between


Steve Mazurak, former Saskatchewan Roughrider and now the team’s vice-president of sales is shown in Regina on Oct. 31. The stadium that was once home to CFL greats like George Reed, Ron Lancaster and Dave Ridgway is about to host its last championship. two teams that were vying for first place and it was huge play. He ran 30 yards untouched in the endzone and the crowd just went wild. It was just amazing.” Mosaic Stadium last hosted the Grey Cup 2003 when the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Montreal Alouettes in front of 50,909 fans. Mosaic sits in an area of Regina known as North Central, near downtown. The stadium, that originally started as a rugby field in 1910, is known for wind that, as Mazurak says, will “knock your socks off” and old wooden bench-style seating. It has undergone several upgrades over the years and extra seats have been added in the endzones for Grey Cup. “But way back in the day, that what was we called ‘Hemorrhoid Hill.’ And so if there was an overload of

crowd, they would put them on that hill and people would sit on the grassy knoll at the south end of Mosaic Stadium, of course then it was Taylor Field,” Mazurak said in an interview on the field. “If the stands were full and the grassy knoll was full, then they would line people up along the sidelines here.” Mosaic was place where Mazurak would go as a nineyear-old boy to watch the Riders and sit on rickety wooden benches in the north endzone, “probably for less than a $2 bill,” he said. It was later the place where he played high school and junior football before becoming a Rider. “(It has) a lot of warm feelings of fuzziness with me,” said Mazurak, who is now the team’s now vice-president of sales and corporate partnerships.

Grey Cup berth a sweet one for veteran quarterback Burris Henry Burris is thrilled to have delivered Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans their first Grey Cup berth since 1999. But now the 38-year-old quarterback can give his youngest son, four-year-old Barron, the opportunity to learn about the Cup’s rich history. “I asked Barron on Thursday night when we were talking, ‘Do you know what the Grey Cup is,’ and he was like, ‘Daddy, no, I don’t know what it is,” Burris said. “When he said that, I almost went to tears.” Barron Burris will be able to experience it all first-hand, thanks in large part to his father. Henry Burris threw for 371 yards and three TDs to rally Hamilton to a wild 36-24 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the East Division final Sunday. The Ticats will face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup on Sunday in Regina. Burris’s oldest son Armand had the chance to experience a Grey Cup in ’08 when Burris led the Calgary Stampeders to the CFL championship. But Barron wasn’t yet born so this will be his first Grey Cup experience. Forget about the huge diamond ring or $16,000 winner’s share, seeing his youngest son soak it all in and being there to experience it with him is

priceless for Burris. “It’s all about giving your children and family an experience they’ll never forget,” Burris said after Sunday’s win, his voice cracking with emotion. “They go through all the sacrifices, being in the stands when people are getting after you saying all types of things about their Daddy, this is what it’s all about at the end of the day. “I told him I wanted to help make his dream come true for him one day and here we are now. This is truly amazing.” Rallying Hamilton from a 24-10 deficit against Toronto also exorcised some demons for Burris. Named the CFL’s outstanding player in 2010 with Calgary, Burris was replaced as starter the next year and dealt to Hamilton. Although Burris enjoyed the best season of his career in 2012 the Ticats struggled, posting a 6-12 record. The challenges continued in 2013 with a new head coach (Kent Austin), several new faces on the roster and the Ticats having to play all of their home games in Guelph, Ont., while a new stadium is being built. But Burris again led the CFL in passing as Hamilton posted a 10-8 record to finish second in the East and is off to the Grey Cup after stirring playoff wins over Montreal and Toronto. After Hamilton’s wild comeback win

over the Argos, Burris bent down and pounded the Rogers Centre turf furiously. “It just seemed like all the demons of the past four years, what an organization threw at me and all the people have thrown at me, I was just letting

them go,” Burris said. “I was pounding them into the ground. “To be able to come to another organization and help them rise from what we did a year ago to turn into a Grey Cup calibre team, this is what you dream about.”

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Philadelphia 20 Columbus 21 Pt 33 28 26 26 21 18

GF GA 89 63 85 55 72 73 72 73 64 71 61 118

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WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 19 15 2 0 2 81 46 Victoria 24 13 10 0 1 57 61 Vancouver 24 10 11 2 1 73 85 Prince George 26 9 13 1 3 72 102 Kamloops 23 6 14 2 1 63 89

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U.S. Division GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 24 17 5 1 1 118 74 36 Everett 24 16 4 4 0 81 63 36 Spokane 23 15 7 0 1 89 61 31 Tri-City 25 13 10 0 2 72 67 28 Seattle 23 12 8 1 2 78 86 27 Note: Any win is worth two points; a team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Tuesday’s results Brandon 3 Swift Current 2 (SO) Everett 3 Kootenay 2 Victoria at Kamloops, late Kelowna at Seattle, late Vancouver at Tri-City, late

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago 22 14 4 4 32 St. Louis 20 14 3 3 31 Colorado 20 15 5 0 30 Minnesota 22 13 5 4 30 Dallas 20 11 7 2 24 Winnipeg 23 10 10 3 23 Nashville 21 10 9 2 22

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Avalanche 5, Blackhawks 1 First Period 1. Colorado, Stastny 8, 6:37 2. Colorado, Landeskog 7 (Benoit, O’Reilly) 12:21 3. Colorado, Mitchell 3 (Talbot, Barrie) 13:17 Penalty — Malone Col (boarding) 2:29. Second Period 4. Colorado, Parenteau 7 (Stastny, Hejda) 18:38 Penalties — None. Third Period 5. Colorado, McLeod 1 (Barrie, Talbot) 1:44 6. Chicago, Saad 6 (Kane, Keith) 12:10 Penalty — Hjalmarsson Chi (tripping) 7:58. Shots on goal Chicago 17 10 10 — 37 Colorado 8 7 8 — 23 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (L,13-4-3)(7-4), Raanta (13:17 first, 16-14); Colorado: Varlamov (W,10-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Chicago: 0-1; Colorado: 0-1.

GF GA 79 66 70 47 64 42 57 50 58 56 61 66 48 63

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 23 15 6 2 32 72 59 San Jose 21 13 3 5 31 72 50 Phoenix 21 14 4 3 31 73 66 Los Angeles 21 14 6 1 29 58 46 Vancouver 22 11 8 3 25 56 58 Calgary 21 7 11 3 17 59 79 Edmonton 23 6 15 2 14 60 83 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Calgary 5, Winnipeg 4, SO Boston 4, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 3, Anaheim 1 Tuesday’s Games St. Louis 4, Buffalo 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 2 Montreal 6, Minnesota 2 Nashville 2, Detroit 0 Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Edmonton 7, Columbus 0 Florida at Vancouver, late Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, late Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Wednesday’s games Swift Current at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Everett at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Brandon at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Victoria at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s summaries

Thursday’s game Prince George at Calgary, 7 p.m. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 21 14 6 1 29 Tampa Bay 20 14 6 0 28 Toronto 21 13 7 1 27 Detroit 22 9 6 7 25 Montreal 22 11 9 2 24 Ottawa 21 8 9 4 20 Florida 21 5 12 4 14 Buffalo 23 5 17 1 11

GF GA 59 38 64 50 62 49 54 62 58 47 60 67 46 70 42 72

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 21 13 8 0 26 Washington 21 12 8 1 25 N.Y. Rangers 21 10 11 0 20 Carolina 21 8 9 4 20 New Jersey 20 7 8 5 19 N.Y. Islanders 22 8 11 3 19

GF GA 59 48 69 59 43 52 40 59 42 49 63 73

Oilers 7, Blue Jackets 0 First Period 1. Edmonton, Eberle 6 (Potter, Nugent-Hopkins) 2:37 2. Edmonton, Perron 6 (Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins) 12:01 (pp) 3. Edmonton, Smyth 4 (Gagner, Hemsky) 16:06 (pp) Penalties — Foligno Clb (interference) 11:47, Gazdic Edm (tripping) 12:21, Savard Clb (slashing) 14:43. Second Period 4. Edmonton, Perron 7 (Smyth, Gordon) 8:30 5. Edmonton, Yakupov 4 (Perron) 10:36 (pp) 6. Edmonton, Schultz 2 (Perron, Smyth) 15:25 Penalties — Boll Clb, Gazdic Edm (fighting) 2:36, Jenner Clb (cross-checking), Ference Edm (diving) 4:33, Johnson Clb (holding) 10:04. Third Period 7. Edmonton, Hall 6 (Eberle) 16:43 Penalty — Nikitin Clb (tripping) 2:21. Shots on goal Columbus 3 7 4 — 14 Edmonton 15 9 8 — 32 Goal (shots-saves) — Columbus: Bobrovsky (L,69-2)(18-14), McElhinney (8:30 second, 14-11); Edmonton: Dubnyk (W,5-10-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Columbus: 0-1; Edmonton: 3-4.

Canadiens 6, Wild 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Spurgeon Minn (tripping) 7:50, Konopka Minn, Prust Mtl (fighting) 11:01. Second Period 1. Montreal, Pacioretty 3 (Desharnais, Subban) 2:57 2. Montreal, Pacioretty 4 (Desharnais, Gallagher) 10:06 3. Montreal, Pacioretty 5 (Gallagher, Subban) 13:36 (pp) 4. Montreal, Bournival 6 (Moen) 16:16 Penalties — Emelin Mtl (high-sticking) 3:14, Spurgeon Minn (tripping) 5:42, Stoner Minn (interference) 12:35. Third Period 5. Montreal, Briere 3 (Gionta, Plekanec) 4:42 6. Minnesota, Niederreiter 4 (Brodziak, Cooke) 5:30 7. Montreal, Galchenyuk 5 (Markov, Prust) 7:59 (pp) 8. Minnesota, Heatley 3 (Suter, Brodin) 19:58 (pp) Penalties — Brodziak Minn (hooking) 7:35, Gallagher Mtl (tripping) 13:00, Scandella Minn (hooking) 16:20, Briere Mtl (holding) 18:11. Shots on goal Minnesota 7 8 12 — 27 Montreal 9 11 8 — 28 Goal (shots-saves) — Minnesota: Harding (L,12-32)(19-16), Kuemper (13:36 second, 9-6); Montreal: Price (W,8-8-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Minnesota: 1-3; Montreal: 2-5. Bruins 2, Rangers 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Chara Bos (high-sticking) 4:23, Campbell Bos, Dorsett NYR (fighting) 10:47. Second Period 1. Boston, Thornton 3 (Marchand, Kelly) 4:58 2. Boston, Paille 3 (Campbell) 11:30 (sh) 3. NY Rangers, Brassard 4 (Moore, Kreider) 12:31 (pp) Penalties — Moore NYR (interference) 2:17, Krejci Bos (goaltender interference) 10:33, Dorsett NYR (tripping) 14:38, Dorsett NYR (goaltender interference) 16:57. Third Period No Scoring. Penalty — Marchand Bos (cross-checking) 0:52. Shots on goal Boston 6 7 9 — 22 N.Y. Rangers 16 17 11 — 44 Goal — Boston: Rask (W,12-5-1); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (L,6-9-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Boston: 0-3; N.Y. Rangers: 1-3.

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CFL Playoffs Sunday’s results Division Finals East Hamilton 36 Toronto 24 West Saskatchewan 35 Calgary 13 Sunday, Nov. 24 101st Grey Cup At Regina Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan, 4 p.m. National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 3 0 .700 254 N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 183 Miami 5 5 0 .500 213 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 South W L T Pct PF Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 Houston 2 8 0 .200 193 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 Pittsburgh 4 6 0 .400 216 Baltimore 4 6 0 .400 208 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 West W


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Western Hockey League Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Swift Current 27 15 9 0 3 99 80 Prince Albert 23 13 8 2 0 79 74 Brandon 24 13 11 0 0 84 86 Regina 24 13 11 0 0 73 81 Saskatoon 26 9 14 1 2 85 108 Moose Jaw 27 7 16 2 2 65 96 GP Medicine Hat 23 Edmonton 23 Calgary 22 Kootenay 25 Red Deer 23 Lethbridge 24





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Rebels vs. Kootenay Ice Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium The Ice dropped a 3-2 homeice decision to the Everett Silvertips Wednesday to fall to 12-11-2-0. Kootenay sits eighth in the Eastern Conference, three points up on the Rebels who have played two fewer games . . . C Sam Reinhart, Central Scouting’s top-ranked player for the 2014 NHL entry draft, and RW Jaedon Descheneau are first and second in team scoring and fifth and seventh among the league’s top scorers with 39 (10g,29a) and 33 (18-15) points. Both will suit up with Team WHL in the Super Series versus Team Russia set for Nov. 27 and 29 in Red Deer and Lethbridge. C

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct Philadelphia 6 5 0 .545 Dallas 5 5 0 .500 N.Y. Giants 4 6 0 .400 Washington 3 7 0 .300 South W L T Pct New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 Carolina 7 3 0 .700 Tampa Bay 2 8 0 .200 Atlanta 2 8 0 .200 North W L T Pct Detroit 6 4 0 .600 Chicago 6 4 0 .600 Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 West W L T Pct Seattle 10 1 0 .909 San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 Arizona 6 4 0 .600 St. Louis 4 6 0 .400

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Minnesota at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 11 a.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Carolina at Miami, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 6:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Monday, Nov. 25 San Francisco at Washington, 6:40 p.m.

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PA 183 135 237 292

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NFL Odds (Odds supplied by; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Thursday NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta 9.5 53 Sunday CAROLINA at Miami 4.5 41 Chicago at St. Louis Pick 45.5 NY Jets at BALTIMORE 4 40 Jacksonville at HOUSTON 10 43 Minnesota at GREEN BAY 5 44.5 Pittsburgh at CLEVELAND 1 41.5 Tampa Bay at DETROIT 9.5 48.5 San Diego at KANSAS CITY 5 41.5 Tennessee at OAKLAND 1 41.5 Indianapolis at ARIZONA 1 45 Dallas at NY GIANTS 2.5 46.5 DENVER at New England 2.5 56 Monday SAN FRANCISCO at Washington 5 47.5

Monday’s Game Carolina 24, New England 20 Thursday, Nov. 21 New Orleans at Atlanta, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24

Scouting report Luke Philp has recorded seven goals and 20 points for the Ice, while LW Tim Bozon has potted six goals and collected 17 points . . . Kootenay’s No. 1

stopper Mackenzie Skapski is 17th among WHL goaltenders with a 3.04 goals-against average. Injuries — Kootenay: D Tanner Faith (upper body, two-three weeks), RW Kyle O’Connor (lower body, one week), G Mackenzie Skapski (lower body, day-to-day). Red Deer: LW Grayson Pawlenchuk (upper body, indefinite), RW Christian Stockl (upper body, indefinite). Special teams — Kootenay: Power play 23.5 per cent, fifth overall; penalty kill 82.8 per cent, fifth. Red Deer: Power play 22.9 per cent, ninth overall; penalty kill 77.5 per cent, 15th.


● WHL: Kootenay at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.


● High school volleyball: Central zone 4A finals: Teams and sites, times TBA. ● College women’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer TBS at Lacombe, 7:15 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Woody’s RV vs. Alken Basin, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Triple Threat, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.


● College basketball: Camrose Augustana at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● High school volleyball: Central zone 4A finals: Teams and sites, times TBA. ● WHL: Regina at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● College men’s hockey: Portage College at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● AJHL: Lloydminster at Olds, 7:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Cochrane at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Wheatland at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Okotoks at Bentley, 8:30 p.m.; Fort Saskatchewan at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.


● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Canucks at Red Deer Northstar, 11:30 a.m., Arena; Rockyview at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Bantam football provincials: Tier 2 final — Calgary Bulldogs at Lacombe, 11:30 a.m., MEGlobal Athletic Park; Tier 3 final — Calgary Colts vs. Edmonton Millwoods, 2:30 p.m., MEGlobal Athletic Park. ● Major midget female hockey: Southeast at Red Deer, 12:30 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Midget AA hockey: Taber at Sylvan Lake, 1 p.m.; Calgary Canucks at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Peewee AA hockey: Bow Valley at Sylvan Lake, 1 p.m. ● WHL: Prince George at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● AJHL: Spruce Grove at Olds, 8 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Banff at Ponoka, 8 p.m.


● Peewee AA hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer TBS, 10:30 a.m., Collicutt Centre; Medicine Hat White at Red Deer Parkland, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B. ● Major bantam hockey: Calgary Royals at Red Deer White, noon, Arena. ● Major midget female hockey: Southeast at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blackhawks at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 2:45 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Foothills at Red Deer Elks, 5:30 p.m., Arena.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 5 7 .417 — Toronto 4 7 .364 1/2 Boston 4 8 .333 1 New York 3 7 .300 1 Brooklyn 3 7 .300 1

Miami Atlanta Charlotte Orlando Washington

Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee

Golden State L.A. Clippers Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento

Southeast Division W L Pct 8 3 .727 6 5 .545 5 6 .455 4 6 .400 3 7 .300

GB — 2 3 3 1/2 4 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 9 1 .900 6 3 .667 4 6 .400 4 7 .364 2 7 .222

GB — 2 1/2 5 5 1/2 6 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 9 1 .900 — Houston 8 4 .667 2 Dallas 7 4 .636 2 1/2 Memphis 6 5 .545 3 1/2 New Orleans 4 6 .400 5 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 9 2 .818 Oklahoma City 7 3 .700 Minnesota 7 5 .583 Denver 4 6 .400 Utah 1 11 .083

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Pacific Division W L Pct 8 3 .727 7 4 .636 5 4 .556 5 7 .417 2 7 .222

GB — 1 2 3 1/2 5

Monday’s Games Portland 108, Brooklyn 98 Chicago 86, Charlotte 81 Oklahoma City 115, Denver 113 Dallas 97, Philadelphia 94 Golden State 98, Utah 87 Memphis 106, L.A. Clippers 102 Tuesday’s Games Washington 104, Minnesota 100 Miami 104, Atlanta 88 Detroit 92, New York 86 Houston 109, Boston 85 Phoenix at Sacramento, late Wednesday’s Games Miami at Orlando, 5 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Indiana at New York, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Portland at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Boston at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

Curling Canadian Mixed Curling Championship OTTAWA, Ont. — Standings and results Tuesday after draw 10 from the 2014 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship (Nov. 16-23 at the Rideau Curling Club): Province (Skip) W L Alberta (Moulding) 6 1 Saskatchewan (Meachem) 5 1 New Brunswick (Robichaud) 5 1 Quebec (Fournier) 5 2 Northern Ont. (Robert) 3 3 Nova Scotia (Harris) 3 3 Ontario (Heggestad) 3 3 P.E.I. (MacDonald) 3 4 Manitoba (Grassie) 2 4 B.C. (Switzer) 2 5 N.L. (Oke) 1 5 NWT (Moss) 0 6 Monday’s results Fifth Draw Newfoundland & Labrador 6 Northwest Territories 5 Northern Ontario 9 Nova Scotia 2 Sixth Draw Ontario 6 Quebec 4 New Brunswick 7 B.C. 3 Alberta 8 Manitoba 4 Saskatchewan 10 P.E.I. 4 Seventh Draw B.C. 8 Newfoundland & Labrador 4 Northern Ontario 9 P.E.I. 8 Quebec 7 Northwest Territories 4 Alberta 11 Nova Scotia 2

Nova Scotia 7 Ontario 6 (extra end) Saskatchewan 8 Newfoundland & Labrador 2 Manitoba 9 Northern Ontario 5 Draw 10 P.E.I. 10 Manitoba 5 Saskatchewan 10 B.C. 5 Alberta 7 Ontario 4 New Brunswick 9 Quebec 4 Wednesday’s games Draw 11, 8 a.m. Saskatchewan vs. Ontario; Quebec vs. P.E.I.; New Brunswick vs. Manitoba; Alberta vs. B.C. Draw 12, 12:30 p.m. Quebec vs. Newfoundland & Labrador; Northern Ontario vs. Alberta; B.C. vs. Northwest Territories; P.E.I. vs. Nova Scotia. Draw 13, 5 p.m. Nova Scotia vs. New Brunswick; Manitoba vs. Newfoundland & Labrador; Ontario vs. Northern Ontario; Saskatchewan vs. Northwest Territories. Thursday’s games Draw 14, 8 a.m. Northwest Territories vs. Northern Ontario; Saskatchewan vs. New Brunswick; Nova Scotia vs. Newfoundland & Labrador; Ontario vs. Manitoba. Draw 15, 12:30 p.m. Ontario vs. P.E.I.; Manitoba vs. B.C.; Alberta vs. New Brunswick; Quebec vs. Saskatchewan. Draw 16, 5 p.m. Newfoundland & Labrador vs. Alberta; Quebec vs. Nova Scotia; Northwest Territories vs. P.E.I.; B.C. vs. Northern Ontario.

Tuesday’s results Eighth Draw Quebec 7 Northern Ontario 2 Alberta 7 Northwest Territories 3 Nova Scotia 6 B.C. 4 P.E.I. 5 Newfoundland & Labrador 4 Ninth Draw New Brunswick 7 Northwest Territories 4

Red Deer Minor Baseball Association w w w. re d d e e r m i n o r b a s e b a l l . c o m RDMBA would like to acknowledge the sponsors who made the 2013 baseball season possible for over 400 players. The contributions of coaches, umpires, parents, dedicated volunteers and of course, the sponsors, are sincerely appreciated and we look forward to working with you again next year. RDMBA encourages parents to become involved in our organization. You can reach us by email at or phone 403.346.5075. A great way to start would be to attend the upcoming AGM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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WAS WITHOUT PERMIT, DREW NOISE COMPLAINTS BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer County resident is crying foul because his daughter’s kennel for rescue dogs is being shut down. The kennel came to the municipal planning commission’s attention after a neighbour complained that it was set up without a development permit. On review, the county found the kennel, located about 25 km east of Penhold, didn’t meet setback requirements and recommended that relaxation of those limits be denied. After some debate, the commission voted on Tuesday to deny the relaxation, but also to deny the kennel a development permit. Commission members noted that the kennel had drawn complaints about barking from neighbours.

Mayor Jim Wood said that while a kennel is a permitted use on agricultural land, it is important that businesses do not affect neighbours’ rights to enjoy their property. There are better locations for that type of business elsewhere in the county, he said. Wood said he liked the cause — rescuing dogs and finding new homes for them — but didn’t believe it was a good fit for that neighbourhood. Coun. Richard Lorenz also voted to deny a development permit. He has had dog problems on his farm previously and said it is difficult for landowners to police those situations. The sole vote in favour of allowing the kennel to continue, at a different location on the property, was Coun. Philip Massier. He noted that since the owners were made aware of requirements to keep the dogs indoors overnight, noise complaints had dropped.

Frustrated kennel property owner Mike Kogovsek said he was willing to move the kennels to meet setback requirements. But the planning commission had no right to shut down the operation, which is permitted under agricultural zoning, he argued. “For them to say even the kennel is not permitted — they are not allowed to do that. It is zoned agriculture. “What just happened in there is they have no idea what they’re doing — the new council in there.” Most of the barking was caused by neighbours’ dogs running free and coming on to their property and annoying the rescue dogs, he said. The kennel has been operated by his daughter Keshia Kogovsek for two years. She has rescued about 50 dogs since then and found good homes for them.



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LES MISERABLES Tickets are now available for the 2014 Hunting Hills High School production of Les Miserables, which runs from March 7 to 15 at the Memorial Centre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and children. Optional dinner theatre tickets for the March 7 and 8 performances are $35. Dinner will be held at Festival Hall. Tickets can be purchased online at the school’s website (www.huntinghills.rdpsd. or from www.sites. les-miserables-hhhs-2014/ home/promotions-andticket-sales. For more information, contact Bill Jacobsen at bill.jacobsen@ or by phone at 403-342-6655, ext. 1422.

BIKE COMMUTER MEETING The annual general meeting for the Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting kicks off at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29. The association seeks to see a bike-friendly commute in the city. All members are welcome and those interested in becoming new members are also invited to attend. The meeting will see the election of officers and the setting of priorities, as well as addressing annual reports. It takes place at the boardroom at the downtown RCMP offices at 4602 51st Ave. For more information, contact Greg Neiman at greg.neiman.

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Don Wales pulls a large toboggan behind a snowmobile as John Dickin uses a snowblower to fill the sled at Heritage Ranch on Tuesday. The two ski trail volunteers were working along with Larry Pimm and Richard Townell to fill in some thin spots of on the trail at Heritage Ranch so ski trails could be groomed in. With about 60 cm. of snow falling on Red Deer in the month of November area ski trails at Great Chief Park, Heritage Ranch and River Bend Golf and Recreation Area are in fantastic early season skiing condition.

A developer will not be allowed to add more homes to a proposed development near Delburne. Red Deer County council unanimously rejected an application to amend an area structure plan to boost the number of homes in the Kerry Meadows development to 33 from 28. Half a dozen property owners near the proposed development on 107 acres three km northwest of Delburne appealed to council to turn down the new plan, arguing it would cause traffic and could create conflicts with neighbouring farms.

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County funds group Students operate overseeing Sylvan Lake school’s ATB branch BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer County has approved providing $10,000 to the Sylvan Lake Management Committee. The committee had requested $15,000 from the county, based on its 25 per cent share of the municipality-led group’s proposed $60,000 operating budget. Most of the budget — up to $50,000 — was to be used to hire a part-time co-ordinator to oversee a cumulative effects study underway. In approving $10,000, the county follows the lead of Lacombe County council, which last week also approved a similar amount, pared down from a $15,000 request. The Town of Sylvan Lake recently approved the full $15,000. Red Deer County Coun. Richard Lorenz, who has been the county’s representative on the management committee for the past three years, said it is doing useful work. The committee wants to hire a co-ordinator to act as project manager for a management system for the lake. Also part of the co-ordinator’s duties will be to develop a baseline report for the lake, a plan to maintain water quality and to report regularly to the municipalities that make up the committee, including

the Town of Sylvan Lake, Lacombe and Red Deer Counties and five summer villages. Funding was to be split between all with the town and two counties paying 25 per cent each and the rest divided among the summer villages. Red Deer County deferred a decision on Tuesday to appoint a representative to a subcommittee of the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society that is looking at reducing noise pollution on the lake. Members of the subcommittee plan to identify the sources of noise pollution and create an action plan to tackle the issue. Nancy Lougheed, the county’s legislative services manager, said boating is a federal responsibility and there are few alternatives available at the municipal level to deal with those kinds of issues. Ric Henderson, assistant county manager, said municipalities can ask the federal government to impose boating restrictions but it is an “onerous process” and they must show that all other alternatives have been explored. Council opted to refer the request back to administration to get more information on what the stewardship society is planning and whether any costs will be involved.

The newest bank to open up in Red Deer has very limited hours. After all, it’s employees have classes to attend and recesses to enjoy. That bank is the Central Cyclone Junior ATB, located in Central Middle School. It operates just like a regular ATB branch, except for the fact that it’s run by Grade 6 students. The branch was opened on Friday, and every few weeks at the school there will be “branch days” where students with existing ATB accounts can deposit their hard-earned dollars right at the school. The board of directors, also made up of middle school pupils, will organize activities all students can participate in. ATB Financial employees run an extracurricular banking club at the school, and the new bank is an extension of that group. Students from the group applied for positions within the bank or on the board and were interviewed and selected for positions best suited to them. “The Grade 6s who are involved in the bank are really

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excited,” said vice-principal Diane Roberts, “It’s something fun for them to do and I think they like that it’s real life, giving them some skills.” The partnership is the first of its kind in Red Deer, although programs have existed in Sylvan Lake and Lacombe. Last year, 18 ATB branches operated similar setups in schools in their communities. Red Deer ATB branch manager Darlene Proctor said the program has many benefits, primary among them teaching students the value of money and saving. By going through the process of applying for positions, taking part in meetings, and making decisions on funding projects, she added that students gain employability skills. As part of the initiative, ATB gave $500 to the board of directors for it to dole out for special projects at the school. Teachers will be able to apply to the board for grant money for their projects.


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A wilderness wanderer dealing with a shrinking space, the wolverine will be the focus of an upcoming talk at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Mirjam Barrueto is a research associate working in partnership with Tony Clevenger of the Western Transportation Institute of Montana State University, the Miistakis Institute for the Rockies and Park Canada. Her work focuses on wildlife monitoring along the highway corridor of Banff National Park. She will talk about the wolverines on Nov. 28 at the centre in Red Deer, at 6300 45th Ave., starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome.

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The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is seeking to increase compliance and keep liquor away from minors as part of its “commitment to the responsible sale and service of liquor.” The commission announced plans to bolster its enforcement of the Under -25 policy on Friday. As the legal drinking age in Alberta is 18, the under-25 policy requires licensees to ask for proof of age from anyone who appears to be under 25. In place since 1994, this policy aims to reduce or eliminate situations where minors attempting to purchase or consume liquor are not asked for identification. The commission has been conducting regular scheduled audits since 2002. Now there will be random audits with no prior warning to licensees, said Tatjana Laskovic, spokesperson for AGLC. The AGLC is also being “more stringent with industry workers who are found in violation of liquor legislation and related policies by requiring them to retake the ProServe training.” AGLC will continue its efforts for safe environments, which include public awareness campaigns such as Every Drink Counts, training industry workers through programs like ProServe and ProTect, and legislative and policy measures such as limits on happy hours. For more information, visit www.

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Newly elected civic leaders will gather in Calgary over three days to discuss issues affecting municipalities in the province. The annual Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention starts today and wraps up on Friday in Calgary. Red Deer will have three resolutions on the table: on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power generation, increasing the threshold for non-injury collision and expanding the provincial recycling program. Councillors will also be keeping a close eye on the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s resolution urging the province to create a provincial combative sports commission. Red Deer is about to enter into talks with the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to oversee the events in the city. Mayor Tara Veer said there are obvious issues affecting Red Deer but first on her mind is ambulance dispatch. She said she will talk to other mayors of mid-sized cities and communities that have integrated fire and ambulance service. Coun. Lynne Mulder added the convention will give councillors more face time with the ministers and the premier. Mulder said there will be lots of

Red Deer County council has waived more than $500 in tax penalties for ratepayers impacted by June’s floods. In one case, company officials couldn’t get to their downtown Calgary office to do the paperwork to meet the county’s June 30 deadline. Another couple missed the deadline because they weren’t allowed into their High River home where their invoice and computer was. Another couple was stranded in B.C. by a highway closure and missed the deadline. The total amount listed in a report to council was $531.11, although it has since gone up a little because additional penalties were tacked on as of Nov. 1. Council voted unanimously to waive the penalties. The overdue taxes have all long since been paid. Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths encouraged Alberta municipalities to have a heart in a letter sent in July. “I would encourage you to evaluate your current situation and consider using your legislative authority to provide leniency through the deferral or cancellation of tax penalties for late property tax payments to those property owners who may have been


DELBURNE: Concerns “I have a lot of concerns with this,” said Dave Valentine, of Valentine Custom Farms. The new plans puts homes close to the boundary with his farm, which could create problems if he ever has to spray for pests, something that will be inevitable at some point. Cattle ranchers also routinely

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Cold arctic air moving through Central Alberta over the weekend has begun to turn the Red Deer River from liquid to a solid. The City has placed caution signs and thin ice warnings along the banks where people have access to the river as well as on area ponds that do not yet have enough strength to support much weight. impacted directly or indirectly by the flooding,” he wrote on July 5.

Former bunker site to be redeveloped A former Diefenbunker site turned golf course in Springbrook is to be developed as a commercial site. Bill Woof, owner of the 23-acre slice of land at the entrance to Springbrook west of Hwy 2A, said he hasn’t got any firm plans as to what will go there yet but sees potential for something nice. On Tuesday, Red Deer County council approved Woof’s application to redesignate the property from commercial recreation district to highway commercial district. The site was once home to one of two fallout shelters built in the 1960s to shield government officials in case of nuclear attack. Sold off following the closure of CFB Penhold, the federal government eventually bought the bunkers back

face problems caused by roaming dogs from nearby residential areas in other places, he said. Lorne Keeping, an adjacent landowner, said the area structure plan will infringe on wetlands important for waterfowl breeding and as a stopover for migrating birds. Bill Craig had concerns about the potential impact from 28 water and septic systems on neighbouring properties. The county approved an area structure plan and rezoning for a 28-lot subdivision in 2008. That approval is still in place and developers can proceed with that development even if its amended plan is turned down by council.

Benalto’s historic train station project and a Sunnybrook Farm Museum school restoration were among more than a dozen projects to get big funding boosts from Red Deer County on Tuesday. Just under $28,000 was given to the Benalto group that moved its historic train station back home in April to form the centrepiece of a park. Built in 1928 for the Canadian

Pacific Railway, it will be the prime attraction in Centennial Station Park, which will feature a gazebo, benches and landscaping to make it a village hub. The county’s cash will go towards moving the train station on to foundations. It was among 14 projects receiving funding from the county’s $250,000 Rural Community Facility Capital Assistance Grants program. Grants ranged from $56,500 for kitchen renovation at Pine Lake’s The Hub Community Association to $2,105 for a new wa-

Premier to open Cancer Centre The new $46-million Central Alberta Cancer Centre opens today in Red Deer. Premier Alison Redford and other politicians are expected to attend the grand opening at 11 a.m. at the 3942 50A Ave. location. The expanded centre boasts more than 4,000 square metres — four times the size of Red Deer’s existing cancer facility — and will handle breast, lung, prostate, bladder and gastrointestinal cancer and cases, as well as palliative patients with bone pain or other chronic discomforts who need symptom relief.

Mayor Jim Wood said the older plan, with its lower density and walking trails, better fits the county’s approach to residential development as laid out in the municipal development plan (MDP) updated last year. “I like the original (area structure plan) better than the one that is proposed,” he said. Coun. Philip Massier held a similar view. “In my mind, (the amended plan) is moving further away from our current MDP.”

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and demolished them in 2001 because of security concerns. A nine-hole golf course using special low-compression balls that reduced ball flight distance so the course could fit into a small area opened in 2010 but has since closed.

ter filtration system at Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society’s Fensala Hall. Sunnybrook Farm Museum was turned down for $50,000 in funding as part of a $341,000 project to restore the Calder Community School because it is located in the City of Red Deer and didn’t fit the capital assistance grant criteria. However, council was keen to provide funding for the school, calling it an important historic resource. Council voted to provide $50,000 out of reserves.

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Sylvan Lake RCMP are searching for a man who robbed at least four homes while the residents slept in Eckville last weekend. Police say the residences were unlocked at the time. The burglar stole four vehicles, keys and wallets. The suspect also entered several unlocked vehicles and removed purses and wallets. Two vehicles have since been recovered in Red Deer. On Saturday Burglary suspect morning, the suspect used or attempted to use stolen credit cards at locations near Red Deer and Blackfalds. Surveillance videos captured images of the suspect. He is described as being in his 20s, short dark hair with slight side burns. He may have some missing front teeth. He was wearing a black zip up hoodie, blue jeans and sun glasses on his head. The suspect was seen driving a grey or light-coloured Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you can help identify this man, contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403858-7200 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

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Fingers, toes that go dead white in cold could be sign of Raynaud’s: doctors cause women are far more likely to develop autoimmune diseases, Bernatsky says. For instance, 90 per cent of lupus patients are female. Attacks can affect just one or two fingers or toes, and the compromised digits aren’t always the same from one episode to the next, says the Mayo Clinic on its website. Although Raynaud’s most commonly strikes the fingers and toes, it can also cause other areas of the body — such as the nose, lips, ears and even nipples — to go numb and change colour, with attacks lasting less than a minute up to several hours. For most people, Raynaud’s is more a nuisance than a threat to health, but it can limit a person’s activities, Bernatsky says. “Even just waiting for the bus — a lot of people have to take public transport and that is not always such a pleasant experience. You can try to dress up really well, but sometimes it’s hard to be comfortable. “And for those people who get it year-round, it’s quite annoying that you always have to think about how to dress,” she says, explaining that even going into an air-conditioned shopping mall from the summer heat can trigger an attack in some people. Richard, who can have three or four episodes a day, says she has had to leave malls and restaurants on occasion when too-cold air-conditioning brings on an attack, and she has to remember to cover her hands when reaching into the freezer for food. “Even if it’s a summer day and I’m biking, sometimes with the wind it’s cold and the temperature changes, so I always wear thin gloves,” Richard says. When outside in frigid winter temperatures, she says her toes can be numb to the point of feeling dead. “You’re walking on them, but ... they’re like stumps or something.”

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS When Michelle Richard was in her teens, she noticed the tip of one finger would periodically feel cold, turn dead white and then go a purplish-red colour. “I would keep rubbing it until it got warm again and the blood started returning again to the finger,” says Richard, 48, of Halifax, who thought the blanching of her finger might have been a long-term effect of frostbite from childhood. But by the time she was in her mid30s, the sudden loss of colour and feeling had encompassed all her fingers and toes, and she found out her condition had a name — Raynaud’s disease. In her case, it was linked to the development of an autoimmune disease called scleroderma, which causes a hardening of skin and connective tissues, and in some people can affect blood vessels and internal organs. Raynaud’s also affects blood vessels, specifically the small arteries that supply blood to the skin in the extremities, causing them to constrict and cut off normal flow. It’s likely Richard’s adolescent experience was due to so-called primary Raynaud’s disease, a stand-alone condition unrelated to another disorder, which often begins between ages 15 and 30. Secondary Raynaud’s, also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, occurs in the presence of such autoimmune diseases as scleroderma, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. “If I’m having an attack, people will say, ‘Oh my God, what’s wrong with your hands?”’ says Richard. “And certainly when they start to come back and you’ve got that bluish-red (colour), it almost looks like your hands are bruised.” Doctors aren’t sure why some people are prone to the disorder, but it


Michelle Richard holds up her hands at her home in Halifax. Richard has painful condition called Raynaud’s disease, which causes her fingers and hands to transform colour from completely white, to blue and then red after exposure to a sudden change in temperature. isn’t caused by frostbite. There may be a genetic component and it’s more common among those who live in cold climates. Smoking, which constricts blood vessels, is also considered a contributor. Episodes of Raynaud’s are typically triggered by exposure to cold temperatures, says Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, a rheumatologist at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. “The colour change means decreased blood flow to the digits, so that will sometimes mean unpleasant sensations, possibly pain or feeling very cold,” she says. “The whole experience is due to these blood vessels that are oversensitive in a way and tend to con-

strict far more quickly and far more vigorously than we normally would see. “Classically, it’s cold, but anything that constricts the blood vessels, like stress, could perhaps bring on symptoms.” Certain jobs, such as those requiring repetitive use of jackhammers that expose the hands to intense vibration, can also lead to the development of the disease, as can vigorous or prolonged periods of playing the piano. There are no official statistics on how many Canadians have Raynaud’s, although the disorder is considered common. More women than men appear to have the disorder, in part be-

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HOROSCOPE Wednesday, Nov. 20 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Ming-Na Wen, 50; Rhys Wakefield, 25; Bo Derek, 57 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon steps into familiar territory where it feels at home. The Crab excels when it’s found here. We are driven by our instincts where we long peace and quietude. We tend to align to anyone who inspires a sense of protection, security and nurture. It goes without saying that our maternal instinct kicks in. ASTRO Emotions are deep and nostalgia DOYNA takes us into our past lives. This is a great time to browse through a family picture album and to commemorate the good old times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, the Universe will gift you with a profound insight and perceptivity. Your imagination will soar beyond what you have thought possible. Differentiating the real and surreal will not present a problem to you, as your intuition and your sixth sense will be your main vehicles for survival and being. Romance wills wipe you off your feet. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your feelings play an immense role right now. Honour those emotions that make you feel complete and as a whole. Find the light within yourself and you will find your inner peace. Home is where your heart is. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Improve your ability to relate to others whether in the written or in the expressive world. Your communicative aptitudes can be significantly strengthened if you wish to do so. Socializing comes naturally to you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Implement something that will offer you a greater appreciation of the physical world. Be your own detective in the chase for some exotic foreign foods. Try innovative recipes that will bring more substance into your life. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your motivation skyrockets and you want to conquer the world. If you are somewhat tired of the old you, now you could reinvent your persona into an improved self. Changes made now will contribute to your authentic self. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have come to the end of a circle where you are analyzing past events in your life. In order to gain some peace of mind and some sort of soul alleviation, you need to let go of individuals or things that do not sum you up as a person. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take advantage of all your available resources and your contacts in order to advance your personal ventures. Act in the interest of your group and the audience will respond to you generously. You have great potential to expand your own network. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are building a more solid name for yourself and you seem to be more aware of this now. This heightened sensitivity about your standing in the world makes you realize that you may need to improve your self-mastery skills so that you can keep up with the demands. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You want to evolve into a greater person out of your habitual activities and surroundings. You have this inner itch that urges you to become more spiritually enriched and wiser. Initiate anything new that will calm down your restlessness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You develop a heightened awareness in terms of your internal motivation and that of others. Your sixth sense is sharper than usual which could work in your favour if you use it constructively. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sharing and negotiation become important factors now. You may need to redefine each player’s role in the part that they are playing. You evoke a greater need to rely on someone you trust and can confine in. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You have important tasks at hand that cannot be omitted. You realize the importance of details and of every procedure implemented into life can have a tremendous outcome on the final result. Move slowly and cautiously. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You derive great pleasure from your recreational pursuits. A new fling might appear in your life thus bringing more joy into your heart. Savour the good life without letting anyone interfere with your celebratory mood. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/ columnist.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — An enormous diamond known as The Pink Star sold for more than $83 million at auction recently, far surpassing its expected price. Sotheby’s says the sale the vivid and flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond is the highest price ever paid for a gemstone at auction. Prior to the sale to the successful bidder, representing an anonymous buyer, the diamond was estimated to fetch more than $60 million. The bidding opened above $52 million, and it closed with the playing of the Pink Panther movie’s theme music. The exact sale price of The Pink Star was 76.325 million Swiss francs, or $83.425 million. It had been introduced prior to the bidding as “one of the most remarkable gems ever to appear at auction.” The diamond is graded as a Type IIa, a rarity for a pink diamond, and it took Steinmetz Diamonds two years to cut it to form from a 132.5-carat rough diamond. It was first shown publicly in May 2003 as the Steinmetz Pink, then sold privately for the first time in 2007 when it was renamed The Pink Star. The sale in Geneva came a day after the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million at a Christie’s auction. The auctions at Geneva’s lakeside hotels draw well-heeled buyers from around the world seeking expensive jewels, artwork, wine and watches.

Stepmother tired of supporting daughter Dear Annie: When I married my husband, he was divorced with a college-aged daughter. For some reason or other, she did not complete her degree. After college, “Connie” got a job and her own apartment. She became pregnant by a coworker and had a son. Her dad and I were very disappointed. Later, Connie moved to another state and had two more children with the same man, but no marriage. Her dad and I supported her and paid her rent whenever she needed it. He advised her on the difficulties and disadvantages of raising children without marriage, but she didn’t listen. She moved back home three years before her father died. Her mother died two years later. My 57-year-old stepdaughter now lives in her mother’s house. Connie is on dialysis and lives on her disability income. I cook, clean and take her to the doctor. I also help with the bills. The problem is, I am now 70 and ready to retire and return to my hometown to spend time with my immediate family. My widowed sister has invited me to live with her. How long am I obligated to support Connie physically and financially? Should I remain here and put my life on hold? — Had Enough Dear Had Enough: That’s up to you. You are the only parent Connie has, and you’ve stayed

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I have had a seeingeye dog for 30 years. My dogs are trained at The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. Those of us who use legitimate service dogs, guide dogs, hearing or other therapy dogs are confronting a huge issue: people who train their own dogs and those who get service dog equipment off of the Internet. They dress up their pets as service dogs and bring them into public places. “Dog-Free” has every right to refuse this person and her ill-behaved dog who was not professionally trained. If this relative has a legitimate disability and needs a dog, she should investigate the proper channels. Otherwise, she is jeopardizing the rights and privileges for which those of us with legitimately trained dogs have fought for more than 80 years. — New Germany, Nova Scotia Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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and I’ve noticed that the salon is not as clean as it used to be. There is often hair from previous customers on the chair and the floor. I feel a strong connection to my hairdresser, and we’ve developed a friendship over the years, but I just can’t take another bad hairdo. I’m thinking of going somewhere else, but I don’t know how to do it. Should I just stop calling for appointments, or must I “break up” with her directly? — Can Hairy Leave Sally? Dear Hairy: After 12 years, your hairdresser deserves to know why you aren’t returning. Is it possible the salon is having financial difficulties? Might she be ill and unable to do the work she used to? Inquire about her wellbeing, and then tell her what’s been bothering you. Give her the opportunity to improve the situation before telling her you feel it is necessary to take your business elsewhere. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Dog-Free Wedding,” whose relative wants to bring her self-trained, poorly behaved “service” dog to the wedding.

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Rising to the occasion SMULDERS BRINGS EXPERIENCES WITH PARENTHOOD TO DELIVERY MAN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — In Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn plays a speed-talking adult adolescent who freaks out when his girlfriend informs him she’s pregnant — before he finds out that he’s already fathered 533 kids through his prodigious spermdonating. C a n a d i a n Cobie Smulders actress Cobie Smulders portrays that long-suffering girlfriend, but the real-life mother says she actually

identified with the pre-parental anxiety experienced by his character. “I think as a pregnant woman, it’s a hard, sort of emotional time and you don’t know — there’s a lot that goes on,” said the statuesque Vancouver native, who’s married to Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam. “It’s a generalization, when women decide that they want to have kids that they’re like, ‘Come on, let’s have kids!’ And the guy has to grow up quickly and face this responsibility. I didn’t find that in my personal life. My husband could not have been more excited that we were having a baby and I was a bit more fearful about it.” In the film, Vaughn’s David Wozniak gradually rises to the parental occasion as he surreptitiously tries to get to know his vast brood, 142 of whom are suing for the right to unearth their birth father’s identity after a sperm


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LONDON — Big news in the comedy world: Monty Python is set to reunite for a stage show. Python member Terry Jones told the BBC he’s excited the group is reuniting. He said he hopes to make enough money to pay off his mortgage. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. The group branched out into movies including Life of Brian and backed theatrical shows such as Monty Python’s Spamalot. The five surviving members last performed together in 1998. The sixth member, Graham Chapman, died of cancer in 1989.

Monument honouring George Jones unveiled at Nashville cemetery NASHVILLE — A large monument honouring the late country singer George Jones has been unveiled at his Nashville gravesite and his widow has announced a college scholarship in his name. Fans of the singer who died in April at the age of 81 crowded about the cemetery site on Monday to see the memorial unveiled with his wife and other relatives present. The monument features a large arch with his best known song title, He Stopped Loving Her Today, inscribed in the stone under his name. It also features images of Jones and his widow, Nancy Jones, a guitar and his nickname, “The Possum.” Two benches are placed on either side of his grave for visiting fans. “All of his fans are really hardcore country music fans,” his widow said. “I think they deserve to come out and see something just a little different. They can sit on the bench and see their idol.” Nancy Jones told reporters that the singer began the design for the monument years ago, but it wasn’t complete when he died. She also said that she would be starting a scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University.

TORONTO — Canadian rock band Arcade Fire is getting heat for instituting a dress code for its upcoming North American arena tour. On the Ticketmaster pages hawking seats for the Montreal group’s upcoming tour, a note at the top of the page reads: “Please wear formal attire or costume.” The tour begins March 6 in Louisville and stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg before wrapping in Montreal on August 30. The band had made similar sartorial demands before a show in Montreal in September and in London earlier this month, when NME reported that frontman Win Butler told SATURD SATURDAY, RDAY, N NOV. OV. 1 16 6 the crowd: “To anyone Danc Da Dance nc n nce ce to iimpersonations mp perso errso e sona nati na tion tio ti on o ons ns of of ssuper uper upe up er llegends: egen eg e ds en d : who felt uncomfortable dressing up — I’m not Bee Gees Garth Brooks sorry.” Hank Williams Elvis The demand is garnerBeach Boys Buddy Holly ing some backlash, with online cultural magazine Members $10, Guests $15 Slate writing that the move is “presumptuous” and “an attempt to reinforce the band’s status as capital-A Artists.” Arcade Fire topped charts in Canada and the 2810 Bremner Ave. Phone 403-342-0035 U.S. with its double-disc

“I think that Vince usually has played a lot of men who are trying to figure it out,” said the Avengers and How I Met Your Mother actress, clad in a form-fitting blue dress. “He plays the frustration, the tryingto-figure-it-out guy so well.” Scott has high praise for Smulders’ performance, and she jokes that she was hired for the film due to her Canadian heritage, laughing: “I have this red phone with a Maple Leaf and Hollywood North just comes calling.” Scott says he didn’t have to change much in adapting Starbuck, noting that the biggest change was shifting the action to New York. The film was shot in Brooklyn, and Scott points out that the location change made sense for practical purposes too — where else could it be remotely believable that Wozniak could track down so many of his unintentional children?

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Christmas in Central Alberta gets the early 1960s treatment in Harley Hay’s gently humourous and nostalgic new book. Another Time, Christmas in Parkvale is a sequel to 2010’s Finding Time. In this latest book, 10-year-old school buddies Smitty, Chip and Marty romp through December 1963, discovering love and creating may- Harley Hay hem. The romance plot line concerns a cute new girl who arrives in Grade 5 and threatens to create a rift between the childhood

friends. Like all of his stories, Hay said this one has roots in reality. He remembers an actual skate night from his childhood when he and his best friend each held hands with the new girl — at the same time. “We were vying for her attentions,” he recalled with a chuckle. Hay, an Advocate columnist, aimed to give his writing the quirky, vintage feeling of the film A Christmas Story, and hopes readers will enjoy his “80 per cent true” tales (with some embellishments) of growing up in a small town. Everyone interested in learning more about Another Time can attend a book party at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. There will be a book signing, a short film by Hay, music by the group Triage, and a cash bar. Hay also plans to sign copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sunworks on Ross Street in Red Deer.

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DICKAU Norma Dorothy 1921 - 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother on November 12, 2013 at the Eckville Lodge at the age of 92 years. Norma is survived by her six children: Derek (Joan), Valerie (Dave Seltenrich) Jerry (Carol), Dennis, Ed, and Janice (Terry Shaw) and their families. As well as sister-in-law Joan Harper, brother-in-law Harvey (Margaret) Dickau, and sister-in-law Joan Dickau. Norma was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1996 , her brother Chesley Harper and grandson Brett Dickau. A prayer service was held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the Bentley United Church, Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norma’s honor may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

KAISER 1923 - 2013 Edward Daniel Kaiser of the Valley Center District, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the age of 90 years. He was born in April of 1923 on the family farm to Robert and Beatrice. Ed lived all his life there and prided himself with his garden, greenhouse, various tractors and his van. He enjoyed aerobics, carpet bowling, family get-togethers, bible study and attending church. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his sister Sylvia Prince; numerous nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents; brothers Robert, James (Sylvia), Richard (Florence); sisters Enid (Joe) Kendall, Rosemary ( B i l l ) Wa r d a n d B e a t r i c e (George) Glover. He was also predeceased by brothersin-law Jack Prince and Art Bower; niece Julia Bodnaruk and special nephew Robert Prince. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at the Balmoral Bible Chapel, located at the intersection of Highway 11 (55 Street) and Rutherford Drive, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Bible Society, 10 - Carnforth Rd, To r o n t o O N M 4 A 2 S 4 . Condolences to Ed’s family may be emailed to Bruce MacArthur MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944

NOVAK Ladimer (Laddie) Louis Ladimer (Laddie) Louis Novak passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the age of 87 following an extended illness. He will be lovingly remembered by his dear friend, Anita Brown, his sister Elsie and his niece and nephew from Trenton, Ontario, and his many friends throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Laddie was born on August 17, 1926 in the Dodsland, Saskatchewan, area where his parents, Louis and Rose, Czech immigrants, farmed. He went to school in Winslow, travelling three miles by foot, horse, buggy, sleigh, or bicycle. The sport at school was ball; there was no ball or bat so all the children chipped in to buy one. He left school after completing Gr. 9 and began farming with his parents. Then in 1965 he made a trip to Czechoslovakia and married Lida Lanc the following year. They returned to Canada and continued farming with his parents. His father passed away in 1982 followed by his mother in 1987. Laddie and Lida divorced in 2000 and she returned to the Czech Republic. Laddie sold the farm and in 2002 decided to move to Red Deer, Alberta, since he had friends and acquaintances in the area. Until he took ill he enjoyed tending to his lovely house and yard, having coffee with friends, helping his neighbours, dancing, attending farm auctions, and collecting model farm equipment. He went on several cruise vacations and enjoyed returning to Saskatchewan for visits. His last year and a half was spent in the Red Deer Hospital and several local care facilities. Laddie will always be remembered as a good friend and neighbour and a caring individual who loved life. A Celebration of Laddie’s life will be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sylvan L a k e , A l b e r t a o n F r i d a y, November 22, 2013 at1:00 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements 403-887-2151

PYETT Russell It is with saddened hearts and heavy souls that we, the family of Russell Louis Pyett, announce his sudden passing, on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the age of 87 years. Russell was a man that touched many lives with his genuine love and caring soul. He was happiest when making others smile and bringing giggles to their lives. Russell’s will live on in each of us and will be missed each and every day. Thank you for the memories you have given each of us. Russell was very proud to have served his country in both WWII and the Korean War. He leaves to mourn the love of his life and wife of 60 years Elnora, his children; Ronald (Barb), Kathleen, and Lorraine (Brian), his granddaughters; Gaylene and Amanda (Matthew), and great grandchildren; Birgit, Jenny, Scott, and Damon, his sister Rosemarie, his brother Keith, and a huge extended family and friends. Russell will also be missed by his special cat, RB. He was predeceased by his precious son Stan in 2009, his adored granddaughter Jolene in 2004, his parents; William and Kathleen, his brother Stan, and his sister Patricia. If there’s one thing everyone knew, it’s that we were always loved by Russell. A Celebration of his tremendous life will take place at the Church of the Nazarene (West Park), 3920 57 Avenue, Red Deer, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Russell’s name may be made directly to The Children’s Wish Foundation, 271, 339 50th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 2B3, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

WETZEL Harvey Harvey Wetzel of Blackfalds passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the age of 75 years. Harvey is lovingly remembered by his family; wife, Sherry; 3 stepsons, Bill, Bruce and Jason; 2 stepdaughters, Tammy and C.J. and their families; 1 b r o t h e r, R o g e r ; 1 s i s t e r, Norma (Harvey) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey is predeceased by his parents, Bill and Anna and his previous wife, Terry. A Celebration of Harvey’s Life will be held at the Bentley Community Church, 4633 - 53 Avenue, Bentley, AB on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm. If friends so wish, a donation in Harvey’s memory may be made to Kidsport Red Deer, 5402 Blindman Drive, Red Deer C o u n t y, A B , T 4 S 2 B 3 . Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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SILVERSIDES Bertha May Silversides, born June 6, 1909, entered into her heavenly rest November 13, 2013 at the age of 104. She is lovingly remembered by her niece and caregiver Pearl (Brock) Henwood. Memorial service will be on November 21, 2013 in Three Hills, AB, at the Evanglican Missionary C h u r c h a t 2 : 0 0 p . m . We thank you for the wonderful support during this time.

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LECERF Leon Lecerf, born April 16th, 1929, died peacefully at age 84 in Cranbrook, BC on November 15th, 2013. Funeral services are to be held at Evergreen Roman Catholic Church on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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CHRISTIANSON Lawrence Walter “Chris” July 1, 1931 - November 16, 2013 Chris is survived by his wife Virginia Christianson; brother Lloyd; sister Gloria Ataide; sons Cameron (Sharlene) and Rory (Lana); grandchildren Brooke (Stephanie), Blair (Kylee), Crystal (Jesse), Chelsy (Jodie), Rory Jr., Kendra, Braden and Rayna; great grandchildren Avery, Holden, Weston, Maddox and Parker. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta, 4707-70th Street. Care and funeral arrangements entrusted to Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422. To send or view condolences to Chris’ family, please visit

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Viking Projects Ltd. is located in Lacombe , AB and services all of Western Canada. We specialize in a variety of pipeline, facility and reclamation services.

NOW HIRING FLEET MANAGER FAX: 403-782-6856 3413 – 53 Ave. Lacombe, AB T4L 0C6 Website:


Duties will include, but not limited to, overseeing the maintenance/repairs of equipment, vehicles, shop and parts inventory. Successful candidate must have basic computer, organizational, negotiation skills and a valid driver’s licence. Please reply with resume to:

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

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


Experience in Accounts Payable and Excel is required, knowledge of ACCPAC would be an asset. If you are a highly motivated individual, possess great problem solving skills, enjoy analytical thinking then this position is for you! We offer competitive wages, company benefits and a great working environment.





Badger Daylighting is North America’s largest provider of non-destructive excavating services to the utility, petroleum and pipeline industries, is currently looking to fill a



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A growing, well established ASME fabrication facility Is hiring for the position of

Mechanical Designer / Drafter Skilled & adept in pressure vessel & piping design. Candidate can demonstrate proficiency with AutoCAD/ AutoCAD Inventor, compress & has proven record of successful projects. Strong computer skills & technical aptitude is req’d. We offer above industry wages & comprehensive benefit package. Please email resumes to or fax 403-347-7867


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

Restaurant/ Hotel



F/T P/T COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.


Restaurant/ Hotel


Sales & Distributors








ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk (Reliable vehicle needed) DEER PARK AREA Dempsey St. & Drummond. Ave. Area 70 Papers $375/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA 73 Papers $439/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information

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

in DEERPARK AREA Doran Cres., & Dunn Cl. Area $65/mo. ALSO Doran Cres. & Doan Ave, Area $64/mo. ALSO Donlevy Ave. & Danielle Dr. area. $185/mo MICHENER AREA East of 40th Ave., 51 St., 50A St., Michener Cres., Green, etc. to Michener Ave. & Blvd. $282/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/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 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934


Central Alberta Chapter, Alberta and Northwest Territories Division Full-time, permanent position (35 hours/week)

ANDERS AREA Anders St. / Armstrong Close Addinnell Close / Allan St.

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees. We are currently hiring for the position of:

Allsop Ave. / Allsop Close Adamson Ave. / Arthur Close INGLEWOOD AREA Inglis Cres.

Full Time Permanent

Inglewood Ave.


LANCASTER AREA Law Close / Lewis Close Logan Close

4 Day/40 Hour Work Week

Lord Close

Petrochemical Facility in the Red Deer Area

Lamont Close Lund Close

The ideal candidate will require the following for this position: • Specific experience in preventative maintenance and building checks • Work experience on advanced controls; electric, pneumatic, DDS systems • Compressor and heat pump change outs • Well organized with good time management skills • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Computer literate Starting at $40.24/hour

MORRISROE AREA Vista Village McIntosh Ave. SUNNYBROOK AREA Somerset Close Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Sherwood Cres.

STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Human Resources Fax # 403-342-6505 Email

“People Pride & Service”

VANIER AREA Valentine Cres. Vanson Close / Visser St.

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info 331230K16-27

Please note: applicants must state salary expectations in order to be considered. The MS Society ofCanada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required.


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Community Outreach Coordinator, Client Services

Lorraine Evans-Cross, Regional Director Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Central Region 105,4807 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4A5 Email:


ELEMENTS is looking for MECHANICAL FOREMAN SPARTEK 5 retail sales reps. selling NEEDED FOR SHOP SYSTEMS INC season gift packages and IN LACOMBE. personal care products in Duties include: Servicing In Sylvan Lake, AB Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. diesel company vehicles is seeking qualified Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + and fabricating. Please fax individuals for the bonus & comm. FT. No resume to: 403-342-7447. following positions: exp. req`d. Please email MILLARD Trucking Ltd. is LUCKY’S LOUNGE MECHANICAL looking for a Licenced located in Jackpot Casino, ENGINEER Journeyman Heavy Duty FLURRIES SHEEPSKIN requires Experienced Mechanic. The successful is looking for 5 SALES ELECTRICAL F/T or P/T Servers. applicant must be able to REPS, selling shoes & Please apply in person at ENGINEER work well in a high paced apparel, at our Parkland 4950 47 Ave. environment. We offer a Mall. 4747 67 St. Red No phone calls please For complete job Deer. $12.10/hr. + bonus great working environment, descriptions, please refer very competitive wages & comm. F/T Position. No POST-TIME LOUNGE to our website at and performance based exp. req’d. Email is now accepting resumes bonuses. All interested for Bartender/Waitress Applicants please persons are invited to Apply w/resume forward resume to: SCOTTYS ESSO in Red apply to: Millard Trucking 3731 50 TH AVE. keri.lee@ Deer seeking food counter Ltd. Box 960 Sundre, No phone calls please. attendants. FT, PT & Alberta T0M 1X0 Fax: or fax to 403-887-4050 Weekends. $10-11/hr. 403-638-4987 Email: POST-TIME LOUNGE Training provided. Apply in Please state which position is now accepting resumes person to 5 Reichley Street you are applying for P/T Kitchen help, PARTSOURCE or by email to in your cover letter. Evenings & weekends REQUIRES” Apply w/resume Classifieds...costs so little F/T PARTS PRO 3731 50 TH AVE. Saves you so much! You can sell your guitar Work with flexible schedule. No phone calls please. for a song... Please apply at 6722 50th or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Ave or fax 403-309-0354 RAMADA INN & SUITES Truckers/ and we’ll sell it for you! or email: REQUIRES Drivers ROOM ATTENDANTS. SOAP Stories is seeking 5 PARTSOURCE Exp. preferred. F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, REQUIRES Only serious inquiries apply. selling soap & bath P/T DELIVERY DRIVER Rate $13.50/hr. products $14.55/hr. + Flexible hrs., evenings and Drop off resume at: bonus & comm. Beauty weekends. Knowledge of 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer cert. req’d. Location city an asset. Please apply or fax 403-342-4433 Parkland Mall - 4747 67th at 6722 50th Ave or fax St. Red Deer. email 403-309-0354 or email: RED DEER BINGO premierjobrdbto@ CENTRE IS NOW HIRING CONSCESSION COOKS Precast Concrete Plant in 2 positions avail. 35-40 SOAP Stories is seeking 5 Blackfalds, AB, is looking hrs/wk. Exp. pref. Must be retail sales reps. Selling for new team members to 18 yrs or older. Email: Central AB based trucking soap & bath products. join an enthusiastic and or apply $12.10 hr + bonus & comcompany requires growing company. in person to 4946 53 Ave. mission. Ft No exp. req`d. Owner Operators Concrete finisher Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. needed to perform & Company Drivers The Chopped Leaf, is a Red Deer. email resume to detailed and quality finishin AB. Home the odd great new healthy ing as well as other related night. Weekends off. Late fast food restaurant. We tasks, minimum 5 years model tractor pref. are opening soon and experience. All applicants 403-586-4558 hiring for the new must be flexible for hours Clearview Ridge Shopping Trades DRIVERS for furniture and dedicated due to a area and we are seeking moving company, class 5 demanding production part time positions as well required (5 tons), local & Central Alberta Exteriors is schedule. Own transportaas a store manager and long distance. Competitive looking for experienced tion to work is needed. shift supervisors.. wages. Apply in person. siding installers. Must have Wage will be based on Previous experience in 6630 71 St. Bay 7 own transportation, tools experience, attitude and restaurant, fast food or Red Deer. 403-347-8841 and equipment. willingness to commit to customer service is welcome. Call 403-346-0500 for long term employment. Send resume to: F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. more info. Please fax resume to Patti Barker, CHA Minimum Class 5 with air 403 885 5516 or email to RGI Hospitality Ltd. and clean abstract. Exp. First Choice Collision k.kooiker@ tel:403-690-5510 preferred. In person to Key seeking Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Journeyman Technician Thank you to all Red Deer. for our car & light truck THE RUSTY PELICAN is applicants but only those division. Successful NEED EXPERIENCED now accepting resumes for selected for an interview candidate must have Class 1 drivers for short F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS at will be notified. Canadian Red Seal and/or and long haul. Full Time. all stations. Alberta Completion of Precast Concrete Plant in Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba MUST HAVE: Blackfalds, AB, is looking & BC. Please call • 2-3 yrs. post secondary Apprenticeship Certificate. Starting flat rate wage of for an experienced PROMAX TRANSPORT education. $29.00/hr plus monthly at 227-2712 or fax resume overhead crane • 2-5 yrs. training bonus is available. Blue w/abstract 403-227-2743 • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. operator Cross benefit package • Provide references to join an enthusiastic and available after 3 months of The hourly rate will be rapidly expanding company. Misc. successful employment $13.10 per hour. All applicants must be with our company. Fax Help Mail to: 2079 50 AVE. flexible for hours and resume to (403)343-2160 Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 dedicated due to a or drop off in person. or Call 403-347-1414 Academic Express demanding production or Fax to: 403-347-1161 schedule. Benefits are ADULT EDUCATION GOODMEN paid and lots of overtime. AND TRAINING ROOFING LTD. Own transportation to work Requires is needed. Wage will be WINTER START based on experience, SLOPED ROOFERS attitude, and desire to LABOURERS GED PREPARATION commit to long term & FLAT ROOFERS Jan. 14 or Feb. 10 employment. Please fax STARTS resume to 403 885 5516 or The Tap House Pub & Grill Valid Driver’s Licence email to k.kooiker@ req’s full and part time preferred. Fax or email Gov’t of Alberta Funding We thank cooks. Apply with resume may be available. all applicants for their at 1927 Gaetz Avenue or (403)341-6722 applications, but only those between 2-5 pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 403-340-1930 selected for an interview VIETNAMESE GARDEN will be contacted. HVAC Service Person RESTAURANT NOW HIRING! required. SHEET Metal SHUNDA 2 permanent F/T Food Installer required with Service Attendants, salary CONSTRUCTION residential and retro-fit starts @ $11.00/hr., 40 Requires Full Time experience. hrs/wk & 1 F/T permanent Carpenters Attractive wages and Food Service Supervisor benefits. Great hours. Carpenters Helpers @ $13.50/hr., 40 hrs/wk. e-mail: brad@ For local work. Willing to work varying ARE you looking for a Competitive Wages shifts. Send resume: seasonal full time delivery or Fax resume to: & Benefits. Fax 403-346-5898, email: driver position? We are 403-309-8302 Fax resumes & ref’s to: looking for a safe exp’d and 403-343-1248 or email to: professional Class 1 or Class 5 driver. Common Sales & sense, a positive attitude WATER WELL DRILLING and a clean drivers abstract Distributors COMPANY IN BENTLEY will be a definate asset. REQ’S EXPERIENCED Typically this position is 1693338 Alberta LTD WATER WELL JOURNEYMAN Mon. - Fri. but can include o/a Portable iMassagers DRILLERS HELPER some weekends. Rate of Electricians Hiring Salespersons with class 3, air. All safety pay depends on exp. and Parkland Mall, Red Deer, tickets required. Please contact Shayne at AB. Good English and Instrument Hands Meal and Accommodation Central Alberta Green communication skills, req’d. for work in Central provided when out of town. House Ltd. 403-885-4606 Customer service oriented. Alberta. Oilfield exp. an Fax resume with drivers Ext. 330 or fax resume to F/Time, Perm, Shifts, asset. Please forward abstract: 403-748-3015 403-885-4147 email. Weekends Salary - $14.00 /hr your resume to jobs@ Start your career! e-mail: Reachiesales See Help Wanted or fax 403-887-4945


The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an international leader in innovative service provision for people with MS and their families and in the advancement of global research on the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis. The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs and services which enhance the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Central Region area and in non-chaptered communities of Alberta who might not otherwise have access to programs and services. The successful incumbent will travel to various communities in the Central Region meeting those in need of services. In addition to delivering programs and services, the position has an educational role in raising awareness of MS and the MS Society. This position is a position of trust in Client Services. The incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy (2006). Responsibilities: • Provides clients with support, information & referral and advocacy resources where appropriate • Increases community engagement in non-chaptered areas of Central Region utilizing staff, volunteers and MS Ambassadors; promotes MS Society programs and services • Initiates and supports community development and volunteer management recognition activities • Assists in the identification of individual needs for persons with MS and their families and directs these individuals to appropriate resources • Responds to telephone, email and in-person client requests that require active listening and support for MS-related information and community referrals ensuring the provision of information is timely, accurate, balanced and appropriate in scope • Maintains & updates a variety of resources and builds a repository of relevant information and responses on frequently requested client information issues • Administers and facilitates peer support and education programs • Develops, markets and evaluates both established and new programs • Promotes public awareness of MS through health fairs, displays, as well as community newsletters and chapter newsletters • Coordinates, processes and approves financial assistance requests, while maintaining accurate client files • Participates in the development of annual Client Services business plans in support of overall Division objectives • Educates clients, their families, health care professionals and the community-explaining the Society’s funding policy and services available • Promotes the needs of persons affected by multiple sclerosis and participates in public speaking Qualifications: • Post-secondary education in the health or social services field with at least 3 years of related experience or the equivalent education and experience • A valid driver’s license, the use of a personal vehicle for business purposes, and the ability to travel are required • Effective interpersonal, time management, oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work sensitively with persons affected by multiple sclerosis • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating programs • Experience with public relations and presentations • Awareness and insight into disability issues • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively in a MS Society team environment • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times and display sound judgment • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, take initiative and to think creatively in a constantly changing work environment • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office-Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint • Ability to promote the overall mission, goals, objectives and values of the MS Society of Canada • Willingness to participate and/or volunteer at MS Society events Location: Red Deer with frequent travel within Central Region. Flexible hours, evening and weekend work are a component of this job. Please submit cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, by Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to:



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

2006 GMC C4500 4X4, loaded, conversion, new duramax installed from GM, 170,000 kms., $39,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

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

REDUCED $20,500 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. SOLD



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

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

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

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


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

2005 HR Imperial

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

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

2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. auto. Heated seats & mirrors. $6900 obo. **SOLD**

2011 CHEV Silverado LTZ 6.2 L, lthr., $27,888.


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

2007 COLORADO, 28RK, Dutchman, 32’, slideout, back kitchen, shower, king bed, TV, stereo, air. loaded

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




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


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

2010 CHEV 1500 4x4 8 cyl. Kuhmo Tires. $17,900. 403-346-9816

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


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

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

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

348-8788 Sport & Import

$22,900. 403-784-2482

348-8788 Sport & Import

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

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

2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded.

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

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



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


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

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

2008 FORD F150. $10,000. 403-741-6844


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

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

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

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



2004 DODGE RAM 1500 4x4, quad, gold , c/w topper, 2 sets of tires. Exc. cond. $6000 firm. 403-304-2118


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

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

2012 Tiffin Allegro

2013 Monte Carlo 38’

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

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Misc. Help


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

F/T SERVICE DRIVER wanted for Little Jons Portable Toilet Services. Benefits. O/T in summer. Drivers abstract req’d. or fax resume to 403-342-6179


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

in Highland Green Hill Cres & Hermary St. Normandeau Niven St. & Newton Cres. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info Central Alberta Greenhouses Ltd Greenhouse Laborers required for our greenhouse operation located near Blackfalds, Alberta. Responsibilities include transplanting, watering, handling and caring for plant material and preparation of orders. This position is labor intensive and entails working in a cold/hot environment. Laborers are required to work a minimum 40 hours per week and must be available to work different shifts, 7 days a week. Positions are available starting Early March and last till late June. No previous work experience or qualifications are required. Starting wage is $10.03/hr. Please email resume to or fax resume to 403-885-4147 (Attn. Human Resources). Resumes may also be mailed to Box 100, Blackfalds, Alberta, T0M 0J0. COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY WORKER fast paced, physical workplace $11/hour. Bring resume to Mustang Laundry, 6830-59 Avenue or email mustanglaundryreddeer@

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

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


req’d for busy dealership. Service & Automotive experience an asset, but will train a motivated, responsible individual. Full time position with benefits and good working conditions. Drop off resume Attn: Service Manager or email:

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



To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Earn extra money for Christmas by delivering the new Yellow Pages Phone Books into Sylvan Lake, Stettler & Red Deer. Must have own vehicle. This is door to door delivery. Can start immediately, no selling involved, part time. Call 1-800-661-1910



Houses/ Duplexes

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

3 BDRM. main floor, approx 1000 sq.ft. Shared Laundry. $1000 + utils. 403-660-7094

Health & Beauty


INVACARE hospital bed w/side rails, mattress, used 5 mo, new $1995 asking $1000 403-356-2941 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Household Appliances


FRIDGE, 4’ 6” tall, Clary, Works good. $175. obo. 403-314-0804 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS


GREEN leather reclining love seat $500 , 2 matching reclining leather chairs $250/ea. 403-341-3524


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale


3020 3030

Condos/ Townhouses


LOOKING for F. roommate 55 yrs. or younger. Red Deer. after 1 pm. 403-986-1903

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

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

Household Furnishings PHONE BOOKS

Roommates Wanted


1 BDRM. bsmt, prefer employed or student. Avail. immed 342-7789 /396-7941 ROOM in quiet home. $450. Call 403-350-7799 VANIER WOODS 1 bdrm. $490/mo. + DD 403-588-6268 after 6 pm.



2 BDRM ground floor 45+ Space condo in Lacombe. 5 appl, balcony, covered parking, APPROX. 4900 sq. ft. bay, bsmt storage. $1000/mo. heated, (2) O/H. 14’ doors, Avail. immed. 780-484-0236 front windows, room for 3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath town- mezzanine. 403-318-4848 house in well kept condominium SMALL / LARGE SPACES complex at #9, 15 Stanton St. -Free standing - fenced yards 5 appls & fenced yard. For all your needs. Tenants must be over 40 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615 w/references & quiet living. Avail. Nov. 1st for $1300/mo. $1300 D.D. 403-341-4627 Mobile SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile

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


Condos/ Townhouses



1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


Manufactured Homes

MUST SELL By Owner. Terrie 403-340-0225

Businesses For Sale


50% SHARES in Cheer’s Neighborhood Pub. Call Jack or Leanne 403-341-9966 or 403-357-9363

Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $.


Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DAIRY equipment supplier looking for GENERAL LABORERS & EQUIPMENT INSTALLERS Competitive wages and benefits package. E-mail resume: FIREPLACE installers req’d. Call John 780-993-2040

For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

CHILDRENS clothing store $39,000 403-782-7156 403-357-7465


Village of Alix






2001 HYUNDAI Accent 2 dr. red, 403-348-2999







FREE TO LOVING HOME. 4 male golden orange 3 mo. old kittens, litter trained. Very playfiull. Despertately need loving home. 403-782-3130

Equipment operation & maintenance Perform labour & other maintenance duties assigned

• Minimum grade 12 education • Sound knowledge of maintenance & operation of equipment • Sound knowledge of construction and maintenance practices • Valid class 5 Alberta Drivers License • Ability to work independently when required • Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position • Must accept and be trainable in First Aid and WHMIS Level one Water Distribution/Waste Water collection Operator preferred or willing to acquire certificate in future. The position requires the incumbent to be on an on-call schedule and work a 40 (forty) hour week, regardless of weather conditions. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Closing date: open until suitable candidate hired A more detailed job description can be viewed on the Village of Alix Website at:

No phone calls please Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

KITTENS (2) SIAMESE (1) BALINESE & (1) BURMAN $50/ea. 403-887-3649 KITTENS, friendly, cuddly needs good home. FREE! 7 mos. old. 403-782-3031



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SERGE’S HOMES 17 VINTAGE CLOSE BLACKFALDS Nov. 21 & 22 Thurs. & Fri. 2 - 5 Nov. 23 & 24 Sat. & Sun. 1 - 5 1980 sq. ft. 2 storey walk out. Contact Robert @ 403-505-8050

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

2006 GMC C4500 4X4, loaded, conversion, new duramax installed from GM, 170,000 kms., $39,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds



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who died on June 10, 2013. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 27, 2013 and provide details of your claim to

R. Schumacher

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Suicide bombings kill 23 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


BEIRUT — Two suicide bombers detonated explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in a mainly Shiite district of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attache, apparently in retaliation for the Lebanese group Hezbollah’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The bombings appeared to be another strike in an intensifying proxy battle over Syria’s civil war that is rattling its smaller neighbour Lebanon. An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying more would follow unless the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah withdraws fighters that have helped Assad’s military score key victories over Syrian rebels. The midmorning blasts hit the upscale neighbourhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold, leaving bodies and pools of blood on the glass-strewn street amid burning cars. More than 140 people were wounded, officials said. A Lebanese security official said the first suicide attacker was on a motorcycle that carried two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of explosives. He blew himself up at the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the threestory facility, the official said. Less than two minutes later, a second suicide attacker driving a car rigged with 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of explosives struck about 10 metres (yards) away, the official said. He spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The bombing was one of the deadliest in a string of attacks that have targeted Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon in recent months in a campaign of

strike in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq reek of petrodollars,” a Syrian government statement said, in a clear reference to oil-rich Gulf Arab countries. A Lebanese al-Qaida-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks, saying they would continue until Hezbollah withdraws its forces from Syria. The authenticity of the claim could not be independently verified, but it was posted on a militant website and on the Twitter account of Sirajuddin Zurayqat, a spokesman of the Azzam Brigades. The group is active in southern Lebanon and has issued claims in the past for rocket attacks into northern Israel. It has also claimed a July 2010 bombing of a Japanese oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and a 2005 rocket attack that narrowly missed a U.S. amphibious assault ship docked at Jordan’s Aqaba Red Sea resort. In 2011, the Obama administration added a senior member of the group, Saudi citizen Saleh al-Qarawi, to the list of global terrorists subject to U.S. sanctions. At the scene of the blasts, blood was puddled on the ground, and debris and tree limbs torn off by the blasts were scattered over the streets. AP video showed firefighters extinguishing flames from burning vehicles, bloodspattered streets and bodies covered with sheets on the ground. A woman in a black robe and headscarf, unable to stand, clutched a man, pleading with security forces for help. “Nader,” she wailed, crying out a man’s name. “Nader is missing.” Another man ran from the area, carrying a South Asian migrant worker limp in his arms.


Lebanese citizens carry a dead body, at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing many, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday.

State senator stabbed, son killed at home CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee four years ago, was stabbed Tuesday in his head and chest at his home, and his son died at the residence from a gunshot wound, police said. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller wouldn’t say who stabbed Deeds or how his son was shot, but she did say authorities were not looking for any suspects. The senator, who also ran for attorney general in 2005, was hospitalized in critical condition. His condition was later upgraded to fair. After the stabbing, Deeds was able to walk away from his home to a nearby road in rural western Virginia and a cousin who was driving by happened to spot the senator, police said. They drove to the cousin’s home and an emergency call was placed from there. Inside the senator’s home in Millboro, authorities found Deeds’ 24-yearold son, Gus, suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite efforts by state troopers and first responders, he died there.

Geller said they were still trying to figure out motive and the sequence of events. “It’s a very complex investigation,” Geller said. She said police have been able to talk with the senator, but she wouldn’t reveal what he said. Deeds and his ex-wife, Pam, divorced shortly after the 2009 campaign. Deeds remarried last year but authorities would not say whether anyone else besides the senator and his son were in the home at the time of the attack. Deeds, a former Bath County prosecutor, was elected to the House of Delegates in 1991 and to the state Senate in 2001. Gus Deeds is one of the senator’s four adult children. He was studying music at the College of William and Mary, where he had been enrolled off and on since 2007, but withdrew last month, school spokesman Brian Whitson said. The college said he had a strong academic record. It did not say why he left. During Deeds’ bid for governor, his son took off a semester to join his dad on the campaign trail.

Court orders arrest of ex-Chinese president in genocide probe

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADRID, Spain — Spain’s National Court on Tuesday issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. The court said it accepted arguments from Spanish pro-Tibet rights groups that international reports indicate the five may have had a role in the alleged genocide and should be questioned. The five also include former Prime Minister Li Peng; former security and police chief Qiao Shi; Chen Kuiyan, a former Communist Party official in Tibet; and Pen Pelyun, ex-family planning minister. None has been formally charged. China has previously described the investigation as interference in its affairs and called the claims “sheer fabrication.” Officials at the Chinese Embassy in Madrid did not immediately comment on the court’s decision. A woman who answered the phone at the embassy told an AP reporter to fax questions to the embassy, and there was no immediate response after the fax was sent. Former Chinese President Hu Jintao is also under investigation although his arrest has not been sought. When he was named in the probe, China’s Foreign Ministry said the Tibetan issue was a Chinese matter, adding that it hoped Spain would handle this issue properly. Spain’s legal system recognizes the universal justice principle, under which genocide suspects can be put on trial outside their home country. The policy allowed former judge Baltasar Garzon to try to chase late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. In practice, very few probes have seen people brought to trial in Spain. Meanwhile, the investigations have irked some countries, most notably China and Israel, and led to accusations that Spain was behaving like a global policeman.

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