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Less than two weeks since the official start of winter, AJ Heykants says he has seen enough snow already this season. The Red Deer landscaper has turned to removing snow from peoples sidewalks and driveways as well as shovelling roofs. The heavy snow and ice building up is not good for roofs, says Heykants. It is especially bad if ice begins to form above the eves of the roof line, he said. The drifted-in snow on the roof of this house along Spruce Drive was about one metre deep in places.

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As Central Albertans struggle with unprecedented snow volumes, businesses of all kinds have suffered and lives have been disrupted. The Red Deer Advocate is no different — the snowfall of the past two months has dramatically impacted our ability to deliver our



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Record snowfall creating risks GREATER POTENTIAL FOR COLLAPSED ROOFS, ICE DAMMING, FIRE HAZARDS BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Not only is the big snow creating dangerous driving conditions in Red Deer but it is setting the scene for collapsed roofs, ice damming and fire hazards. Red Deer Emergency Services acting fire marshal Wes Van Bavel said the record snowfall is causing a whole whack of issues that residents should take measures to avoid. Van Bavel said too much snow on the roof can cause ice damming and blockage of sewer vents. “Ice can start pushing its way through the tiles,” said Van Bavel. “Come springtime, you end up with a lot of damage to your roof underneath the tiles due to that ice that has now melted and caused a lot of water damage.” He said ice damming is more of a problem for older homes that were not built with heel trusses that prevent heat loss because of extra insulation. Blocked sewer vents cause the potential for slow toilet flushing and water moving down the drains. Blocked dryer vents can also create more moisture in the home and the potential of the lint not being expelled from the house. “Lint is a very flammable product so it is important dryers do work properly and it does vent to the outside,” said Van Bavel. Snow-buried fire hydrants could put the safety of residents, their homes and fire crews at risk, said Van Bavel. Crews are asking residents to clear the snow away from the hydrants on or near their property. “We’re not asking people to do more than they need to,” said Bavel. “All we’re asking is do not throw the snow on it to begin with. Throw it to the right or left and keep it clear. There’s a concern when it’s buried there will be a time delay trying to find the hydrant.” Only a few days ago, a Westerner Park vinyl tent roof came crashing down because of its heavy load. In Lacombe County, heavy snow caused two barn collapses in early December. Meanwhile, the City of Red Deer has begun its second neighbourhood plow blitz this winter. Crews will work in residential areas Monday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. because there is less traffic and parked vehicles in the area.

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Justin Fudge shovels out a windrow in front of his home in Deer Park while his neighbour Lyn Morical uses a snowblower to dig out the snow plowed across their driveways on Friday. The City has begun a residential street clearing program for the second time this winter. All residential streets are estimated to be completed by Jan. 14. The city is posting daily progress reports at 6 p.m. on the city’s website at, Facebook and Twitter.

Central Alberta communities doing what Greater snowpack in they can to stay a step ahead of the snow Rockies no guarantee BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Sylvan Lake’s social media-savvy mayor used his tweeting skills to help residents who were stuck in the snow on Friday. Mayor Sean McIntyre tweeted, “If anyone in #SylvanLake needs a push or a tow out this morning, just let me know and I will come and give you a hand.” He posted the same message on his Facebook page. By noon, the first-term mayor had pulled out five cars and towed another vehicle off the snow-plagued streets. “I just knew people needed a hand,” said McIntyre. Sean McIntyre “That’s kinda always been the way that I have run things. Now that I am in the position of mayor I’ve got a bit of a flexible schedule. And if somebody needs a hand, I can give them that help.” McIntyre started early Friday morning and expected to call it a day around 1 p.m. He said he has mostly been driving around the neighbourhoods that he knows are having issues. “I have a mid-sized SUV that has four-wheel drive and happens to be good at pulling people out of the snow,” laughed McIntyre. Like all of Central Alberta, the Town of Sylvan Lake, with a population of 13,000, has been trying to

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BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Last spring, the province emerged from a tolerable winter and snowpack measured throughout the Rocky Mountains was at a level that did not have forecasters predicting anything out of the ordinary when it came to seasonal runoff. So far this winter, the province and Central Alberta in particular have been buffeted by snow, and some measurements in the mountains are well above normal. Given the extensive flooding that hit south and central areas in the province last year, does the huge amount of wintry precipitation in 2014 then presage a precipitous flood more severe than the last a few months down the road? Not exactly. With the right spring weather conditions, all the snow could disappear as calmly as much of it came; the worst thing that could happen is actually what we will all probably be clamouring for come April and May — a sustained blast of warm weather. Alberta Environment will not start forecasting spring runoff for Central Alberta until April, but it does track snowpack levels in the Rockies throughout the year. Many measurements of snows that will melt into the Red Deer River basin are taken at points along the eastern slopes; most so far are registering amounts within the normal range.

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stay a step ahead of the snow. For the second time this season, the town has contracted extra crews to double its snow plow workforce. After the big dumps in December, the crews did a surface plow. This time, they have been asked to do the best they can to hit pavement. McIntyre said all the streets in Sylvan Lake should be plowed in the next seven or eight days. He said record snowfall accumulation and the rate at which snow has fallen has proved to be challenging. “Typically in this area we get it a few centimetres at a time,” he said. “Not only are we dealing with record snowfall for accumulation, it’s also been falling a foot at a time. Which means rather than being able to follow our usual snow clearing schedule, we have to do those blitzes where every street in town needs attention in order to be passable.” Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie said city crews are doing as much as they can do keep up with the snow but when it snows every other day it puts a monkey wrench in the plans. The city has its entire snow force out and some are doing double shifts. Extra contractors have also been hired. Plows have been through the city at least once and in some cases numerous times this season. Christie said the plows are working in residential areas and on main streets. He noted there have been complaints about the city’s plowing or lack of plowing but he said that is to be expected. “It doesn’t matter what you do, you’re going to get some complaints,” said Christie.

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Apart from the complaints, Christie said he has seen a lot of community pride where neighbours are helping neighbours and residents are dropping off coffee to plow drivers. Lacombe has a population of about 12,000. “The majority of people understand they are working hard and doing as much as they can to try and keep up with it,” he said. “We just ask people to continue to be patient. We will do what we can to catch up with Mother Nature.” Christie said it will be a great year for guessing when the snow pile is going to melt.

SNOWPACK: One of four factors that causes floods However, the accumulation at Limestone Ridge is nearly 90 cm greater in 2014 compared to early January last year. “The greater the snowpack, the greater the risk. But if the change in temperature is gradual and nighttime temperatures remain below zero, it can be mitigated. You want the snow to melt slowly for a few hours a day rather than immediately over the course of a day,” said Jessica Potter with Alberta Environment. Last spring, heavy rains combined with mountain runoff to cause major flooding in Calgary and surrounding areas and minor flooding in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Rainfall, snowpack, temperature, and soil moisture are the four main factors which can cause flooding in the province. At the end of the agricultural season in 2013, soil moisture in the central region was mostly rated as ‘fair’ to ‘good.’ An Alberta Agriculture analysis of the moisture situation at the beginning of December

showed that snow accumulations in the region were at minimum at six-year highs with large areas to the southwest and north of Red Deer experiencing 50-plus year highs. At that time, the two agricultural areas in the province with the deepest snowpacks were around Pigeon Lake and near Magee Lake southeast of Ponoka, where the average winter precipitation amount of 100 mm of water in the snowpack had already been topped. Alberta Agriculture crop specialist Mark Cutts said the conditions stand to benefit farmers, and especially winter wheat producers, as long as spring temperatures rise gradually. He said soils in the region did not get too frozen before the first snowfall in November, meaning they should be able to accommodate at least some of the melting snow come spring. In Red Deer County, director of community and protective services Ric Henderson foresees drainage being an issue in the spring. “Some of our issues rurally are when you have a thaw and a freeze again you get the frozen culverts and that kind of stuff, so that’s going to be something our drainage folks are going to have to worry about,” he said. In Red Deer, during road-clearing campaigns when snow is plowed to the sides of roadways, efforts are made to keep catch basins clear. “We’re very aware of it. There’s very little that we’re operationally doing about it right now, quite honestly, but we’re aware of it. So if somebody said ‘Hey, let’s pile a pile of snow there,’ we’re saying ‘Whoa, before we do that let’s consider drainage,” said public works manager Greg Sikora. He said even if the amount of snow in the city grows leading into the spring, he does not foresee major flooding issues in Red Deer resulting from snow melt. “Typically our seasonal freeze/thaw cycles allow that water to come off with our infrastructure that’s in place. I would anticipate that this won’t be any different from any other year from a drainage perspective,” said Sikora. He said the bigger issue, if large amounts of snow remain, could be for individual homeowners with snow buildups around their residences. mfish@reddeeradvocate. com

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Skip Eryn Love-Hollman looks on as her teammates Haley Kelts-Larsen, left, and Kaitlyn Harty sweep in her shot at the Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer on Friday. Sixty teams took to the ice Friday to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.


The third annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel in support of the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House started throwing stones on Friday afternoon at the Pidherney Centre curling rink in Red Deer. The weekend-long “funspiel” features 62 teams, eight of which are junior teams (open to those under 18). The event wraps up at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. There was also a Friday night mixer to raise money, as well as a live and silent auction during a dinner and dance tonight at the Sheraton Hotel. The event raised $153,000 last year for the house that provides affordable accommodations for children and their families who live outside the city and are receiving treatment at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. That went a long way in helping with the annual $1.1-million operating budget, said Larry Mathieson, CEO of Ronald McDonald House for Southern Alberta and Central Alberta. Mathieson said Freeze the House 2014 is on target to pull in at least that much again. “It’s a fun event and each year it raises more money . . . . This is our signature fundraising event for the Red Deer house and it’s exciting to see it grow along with the community and donor support of the house,” he said. “From what we can tell, we are on our way to exceed last year’s totals.” People can also donate online and pledges from that have so far reached over $6,800. To date, the top team for pledges was the Guardian Ambulance Spouses, who had raised $2,200 just before the bonspiel began, with the RMH Rockers nipping at their heels with $2,160 and The Stealth Rockers coming in third with $860. The top individual participant was Marla Cohen at $1,775, followed by Stefanie Donovan at $835 and Sherri Ryckman at $605. Special bonspiel guests this year include a professional female curler for the first time. Emma Miskew has played third on the Ottawa-based Team Rachel Homan for the past 11 years. The team is the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts champions and took home the bronze at the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championships. Miskew, 24, has been curling for 19 years. She is joined by Reid Carruthers, a substitute teacher from Winnipeg who throws rocks for Team Jeff Stoughton as second. Carruthers’ curling achievements include the 2013 Brier silver medalists, 2013 Manitoba Men’s Champion and 2012 Canada Cup Champion, among many more. The pair toured the Ronald McDonald House on Friday afternoon and will provide curling tips over the weekend as well as helping out the teams. “Pay the Pro” is an option that allows participants

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BRIEFS New Year’s babies born in Stettler, Three Hills New Year’s babies arrived in Stettler and Three Hills on Thursday. Margaret and Jacob Hofer welcomed a baby girl, weighing 3,310 grams (seven pounds and 4.76 ounces) at 11:59 p.m. at Stettler Hospital and Care Centre. Reena Kesterke and Michael Roes also had a baby girl, weighing 2,678 grams (five pounds and 14.5 ounces) at 10:37 a.m. at Three Hills Health Centre.

RCMP hunting suspects who damaged vehicles in Penhold Innisfail RCMP are searching for vandals who caused between $16,000 and $20,000 in damage to more than a dozen vehicle mirrors in Penhold on Friday. Police say incidents occurred between midnight to 6 a.m. in the town. Residents are asked to report any suspicious persons or vehicles that they may have observed during these hours in Penhold. If you have any information, contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403227-3342. Contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or to remain anonymous.

Murder suspect still at large A suspect in the murder of a 25-year-old man in Red Deer is still being sought be police. RCMP have had no luck in finding Adam William Lee Bird, also know as “Gwap,” who is accused of killing Lloyd Robert Sarson, of no fixed address, on Jan. 1, 2013, in an alley in Eastview. Sarson died from gunshot wounds. Bird, who is from Manitoba, is be-



A sidewalk plow works near the Nova Scotia legislature in blizzard conditions in Halifax on Friday. The region is in the grip of unseasonably cold temperatures with heavy snow and high winds. Environment Canada meteorologist Paula Sutherland said the cold temperatures were to blame for creating extremely light, fluffy snow — the kind that is easily whipped up by strong winds. “The hardest hit areas appear to be along the Atlantic coast,” she said, adding that the range of visibility rarely rose above two kilometres along the coast. By early afternoon, 22 centimetres of snow had piled up at the Halifax airport. Higher amounts were expected along the coast and in the Annapolis Valley, with smaller amounts anticipated in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Wind chills ranging from -25 C to -40 C were expected throughout the Maritimes. The coldest wind chill was felt in Labrador, where the wind chill factor dipped to - 47 C at Happy Valley-Goose Bay early Friday. A blizzard warning was also in effect for parts of Labrador,

where up to 40 centimetres of snow was expected by Saturday morning. The blizzard was expected to pass southeast of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula overnight Friday, dumping 15 to 35 centimetres of snow over southeastern parts of the island. That province was already grappling with rolling blackouts implemented Thursday evening by Newfoundland Power as it tried to cope with increased demand because of bitterly cold temperatures. Those planned outages were to continue Saturday, the utility company said. The storm has been blamed for at least 13 deaths in the northeastern United States. The heaviest snow fell north of Boston, where almost 60 centimetres had piled up by the time the storm moved out on Friday. U.S. officials from the upper Midwest to New England were preparing for another frigid blast over the next few days.

lieved to be associated with an organized crime group with ties in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia. Police are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Bird was 17 years old at the time of the homicide, which would have normally shielded his name and image from pub- Adam Bird lication because he was a minor. Following a court order under Section 110 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, his name and photograph have been granted release for a second time for five days. The order will expire at the end of the day on Tuesday. Callers with information regarding this homicide can contact the RCMP Major Crimes Unit in Calgary at 403519-7306 or 403-519-7307. Any information provided to the RCMP about this suspect will be treated with confidentiality.

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Canyon Ski Hill opens upper parking lot Those ready to hit all the fresh powder at Canyon Ski Hill this weekend have a new option when it comes to parking. The alpine recreational facility, just 10 minutes east of Red Deer at 38433 Range Road 264A, opened its upper parking lot today. The parking lot allows season pass holders and anyone wishing to purchase lift tickets the option of parking at the top of the slope and skiing or snowboarding down. A lift ticket window booth has been set up and will be selling lift tickets only. Anyone needing rental equipment will still have to make the trek down the hill — a venture that requires winter tires. The upper parking lot option (big enough for about 500 vehicles) is also

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OTTAWA — Labour and business stakeholders say they’re baffled by the Conservative government’s recent removal of provisions from its Temporary Foreign Worker Program that would have barred criminal employers from participating. In a notice on New Year’s Day, the government said its original proposals aimed at employers convicted of human trafficking, sexually assaulting an employee or causing the death of a worker were “too rigid and cumbersome.” And so it removed them from its crackdown on abusers of the program. “Instead, the amendments introduce other measures that achieve the objective of ensuring a safe workplace for TFWs (temporary foreign workers) and that allow for a more timely ability to deal with abuse,” the government said. “Accordingly, the amendments include a condition on employers to make reasonable efforts to provide a workplace free of abuse, including physical, sexual, psychological, and financial abuse.” The changes, meantime, have left stakeholders scratching their heads. “I don’t really know where that came from, because we don’t take any issue with those provisions — we’re very supportive of measures that are related to abuses of the program,” Daniel Kelly, head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said Friday. Kelly speculated that perhaps the provisions were removed due to legal considerations, and not because employers complained. “I don’t get the sense this was done as a result of anyone lobbying; my hunch was this was more to ensure that it was legally compliant,” he said.

Red Deer RCMP are asking the public for help in locating a missing man. Lincoln Capel, 28, was last seen in downtown Red Deer. He has been missing for approximately 10 days, police say. He is described as Caucasian, short with light brown hair and blue eyes and weighs 95 kg Lincoln Capel (210 pounds). Anyone with more information on Capel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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HALIFAX — The Maritime provinces were dealt a wintry wallop Friday as a blizzard bore down on the region all day, forcing the cancellation of flights, interrupting public transit and closing roads, government offices, universities and businesses. Whiteouts prompted police to urge the public to stay off the roads as plow operators undertook the frustrating task of clearing snow, only to have wind-whipped drifts quickly build back up. “It’s a doozy,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “A lot of Halifax just didn’t open up this morning.” James Rogers, a federal civil servant, arrived at work in the city only to be told to go back home. He said the nasty weather wasn’t surprising given the time of year, but he urged drivers to pay more attention after he had a close call. “I nearly got hit by a driver going down a one-way street incorrectly,” said Rogers, bundled up in a fur-lined, hooded parka. “It’s a little hard for people with hoods to see what’s going on around them. I got lucky.” Bus service in Halifax was suspended for the day, and in Toronto, that city’s public transit service said the extreme cold forced it to pull about 50 streetcars from the roads during their morning and afternoon rush hours. That represents roughly a quarter of its fleet of 195 for its peak hours of service, the Toronto Transit Commission said. The storm that swept into Atlantic Canada hit Nova Scotia particularly hard, where retail outlets including liquor stores in Halifax, the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore were closed early. Numerous flight delays and cancellations were reported in Halifax, Charlottetown and Moncton, N.B. Postsecondary schools including Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University and l’Universite du Moncton were shut down. There were reports of local flooding along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast near Liverpool, N.S., because of higher-than-normal water levels and heavy, pounding surf.

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Cops say it was ‘unacceptable’ to threaten frozen homeless man MONTREAL — A Montreal police spokesman has described as “unacceptable” and “inexplicable” an officer’s comment he would tie a homeless man to a pole for an hour in the freezing cold if his behaviour didn’t improve.

OTTAWA — The federal government has decided not to scrap its troubled purchase of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters. Instead, Ottawa will go ahead with its plan to acquire maritime choppers to replace the decades-old CH-124 Sea Kings, which it will start retiring next year. The plan to replace the 50-year-old Sea Kings — which fly from the decks of Canadian warships — is years behind schedule, billions of dollars over budget and apparently beset with technical glitches. Earlier this fall, the Public Works Department indicated it was looking at other aircraft because Cyclone manufacturer Sikorsky had delivered just four test aircraft, which National Defence has refused to formally accept. Public Works had previously asked for an independent analysis of whether Sikorsky could deliver what it promised. The government says the report found the program to replace the Sea Kings “would be viable with a different project structure and governance model.” A news release issued late on Friday afternoon says the air force will have fully capable 3-PIECE Cyclone helicopters by KITCHEN APPLIANCES 2018. Public Works Minister Diane Finley said in a release that Sikorsky has agreed to deliver the new helicopters without any additional cost to the federal government.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 A5 The policeman’s remarks were captured on video by a passer-by and posted on YouTube. Footage shows the officer speaking to a man dressed only in a short-sleeved T-shirt and jean shorts that reached his calves. The officer can be seen telling the man that if another citizen complained to police about him he would “tie him to a pole for an hour.” The comments were made on Thursday afternoon as Montrealers, like Canadians in many parts of the country, were coping with bone-chilling temperatures. Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Friday that disciplinary measures against the officer could range from a verbal warning to a suspension.


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OTTAWA — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship. It’s now 2014, and the Calgary-born Republican lawmaker is still a dual citizen. “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship,” the junior Texas senator, who’s eyeing a run for president in 2016, said in a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News. He didn’t dispute holding dual citizenship: “Not at this point,” Cruz told the paper. That’s confounding Canadian immigration lawyers. Renouncing Canadian citizenship, they say, is a simple, quick and straightforward process — there’s even an online, four-page PDF form on the Government of Canada website to get the ball rolling without the help of lawyers. “Unless there’s a security issue that hasn’t been disclosed, unless there’s a mental health issue that hasn’t been disclosed, there’s no reason for anything other than a lickety-split process to occur,” Richard Kurland, a Vancouverbased immigration attorney, said Friday.

Mystery flowers brighten holidays at nursing home WINNIPEG — Seniors at a Winnipeg nursing home are still smiling over a sweet-smelling surprise over the holidays. A semi-trailer filled with flowers pulled up at Holy Family Home on Christmas Eve and two delivery men began distributing them. Receptionist Luba Micno says flowers are brought to the Ukrainian Catholic-run nursing home all the time, so the delivery was no big deal at first. But when the men, who refused to give their names, began bringing in boxes and boxes of blooms, residents and staff realized this was more than an ordinary dropoff. One florist estimates the cost of the delivery to be between $7,000 and $14,000.


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Opportunity costs WHAT PRICE TO SAVE LIVES IN THE WAR ON TERROR? If Russia spent as much on intel- country. ligence agencies as the United States There was one exception, 12 years does — $52.6 billion in 2013, according ago, when foreign terrorists did manto the ‘black budget’ published by the age to get into the United States and Washington Post last August — would carry out an attack. it have been able to stop the However, the 9/11 attacksuicide bombers who killed ers were using a brand new 31 people in two attacks in technique. Volgograd early this week? Such innovations are Can you solve the probvery rare, and are only a lem just by throwing money surprise the first time. No at it? subsequent terrorist attack, And how big a problem is in the U.S. or anywhere it, anyway? else, has been remotely as Russia doesn’t really ambitious. have that kind of money to The NSA has certainly spend on “intelligence,” so not prevented 10 9/11s in let’s narrow it down to the the past decade; it’s very $10.6 billion that the U.S. unlikely to have preventGWYNNE National Security Agency ed even one. But let us acDYER spends each year. cept, for the sake of the Of the 16 intelligence argument, that the NSA’s agencies working for the activities have really saved U.S. government, the NSA is 759 American lives in the the one that places the most emphasis past decade. In fact, let’s round it up on its alleged ability to stop terror- to 1,000 lives, to make the calculations ist attacks through monitoring every- easier. body’s communications. That would mean that over the past Would the NSA’s $10.6 billion, spent decade the NSA has spent around $100 in the same way by the Russians, have billion to save 1,000 American lives. stopped the Volgograd bombers? That works out at $10 million per We cannot know for sure, any more life saved (on the heroic assumption than we can know if another billion that without the NSA the American dollars spent in the United States terrorism problem would have been would have stopped the Boston mara- even worse than the Russian). thon bombers last June. Economists talk about opportunity So maybe we should reformulate cost: when you spend the money on one the question. thing, you are foregoing whatever benA total of 785 people have been efits you might have got from spending killed in terrorist attacks in Russia in it on something else. the past 10 years, and Moscow does not Are there other ways of spending pay for an operation remotely compa- that $100 billion that would save more rable to the NSA. than 1,000 American lives? In the U.S., a total of 26 people were Consider spending some of it on betkilled by terrorists in the same period. ter pre- and post-natal care for poor So does this mean that the NSA has Americans. saved 759 American lives in the past Just $1 billion a year — an extra decade? $250 per baby — would enable the U.S. Probably not. to get its infant mortality rate down Russia has a far worse terrorism below Cuba’s, maybe even as low as problem than the United States, be- Portugal or South Korea. cause some six million citizens, living Over 10 years, that would be 60,000 in the Muslim-majority republics of more American kids who lived to grow the northern Caucasus, belong to vari- up. ous ethnic groups who see themselves Or take highways. Highway engias living under Russian occupation. neers can estimate how many people The United States has no compara- will die each year on a given stretch of ble domestic groups, and its ferocious highway fairly accurately. border controls make it very hard for It depends on the width and surface foreign-based terrorists to slip into the of the road, how many sharp curves


and blind hills there are, whether there are guard rails, etc. All those things depend on how much money you have to spend on that stretch of highway. Around 34,000 Americans died on the roads in 2012. Another $5 billion a year, spent on making highways safer, would probably reduce that toll by an extra thousand people each year. Over 10 years, it would save around another 60,000 lives. That’s 120,000 lives saved, and there’s still $4 billion a year left to spend on other life-saving improvements. You almost certainly end up saving at least 150,000 American lives with your $100-billion investment. That’s at least 150 times better than your return on investing the money in the NSA — and we haven’t yet even considered the cost in alienated allies and violated civil rights of giving the

NSA all that money. Unfortunately, Americans dying in infancy or on the highways don’t make headlines, whereas victims of terrorism do. Politically, their lives are much more important, and so that’s where the money goes. Indeed, even making calculations of this sort about the relative value we assign to human lives is thought to be in poor taste. Never mind. As Herman Kahn, the dean of American nuclear strategists, said when people criticized him for making cold-blooded estimates of how many millions of Americans would be killed as a result of various different U.S. strategies for fighting a nuclear war: “Would you prefer a nice, warm mistake?” Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Don’t fight break-ins with guns Hunkered down in a corner of the basement, a young boy living with his parents on an acreage near Prentiss three years ago called his dad on a cellphone and whispered that there were three men searching through the house. Apparently the culprits thought nobody was home. The brazen intrusion took place in broad daylight. The frightened boy also saw the strangers checking out buildings on the property before they entered the home. It’s believed they were looking to steal ATVs. Have thieves become so brazen that they have no fear of breaking into residences RICK and garages at all hours? ZEMANEK That seems to be the case. In a front page story on Tuesday in the Advocate, some Red Deer residents victimized by thieves said they are living in constant fear of the criminal element. The most traumatic experiences are those in which thieves are entering, or attempting to enter, buildings when the residents are home. Anthony Myer, a Highland Green resident in Red Deer, is living in such fear. Myer said he no longer feels safe in his neighbourhood after being awaken early Monday morning by the sound of somebody rattling door knobs on the back of his home and garage. Entry was not gained but he has it all on security video. And he’s angry. “It’s been getting bad around here,” Myer told the Advocate. “It’s really dangerous when someone is trying to enter your house when you’re home.” The video haunts him. “Now that I’ve seen the footage of him trying to enter my house when I’m at home, how does a person sleep at night? There’s got to be a way to protect yourself.”


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There was a break-in earlier that morning in the same neighbourhood. Adding to his frustrations, two weeks earlier somebody broke into Myer’s garage, stealing a new snowblower, tools and food from his freezer. And last summer someone tried to enter his home through an open window, awakening he and his girlfriend. Sharing Myer’s anger is Robert Bonin of the Waskasoo area. On Dec. 23, in broad daylight, somebody broke into his home and stole jewelry, watches and electronics. “We’re just frustrated,” said Bonin. “You are not safe in your home in Red Deer anymore, daytime or night, it doesn’t matter. Even with alarm systems, (criminals) know they have 60 seconds to get in and out.” Some of Bonin’s neighbours also reported breakins in December. “This neighbourhood has just gone to pot in the last year.” So what’s the answer? Canadian legislation allows citizens to take whatever force is reasonably necessary to protect their lives or property if they feel threatened. Somebody breaking into an occupied home day is a person willing to take dangerous chances not knowing what the owners is capable of doing — or is not thinking rationally. Under those circumstances, the residents have good reason to fear for their lives. This brings to light the age-old debate of using firearms for personal protection. For the most part, Canadians oppose it. But in recent years criminal courts have taken a more lenient stand in cases involving guns used by crime victims. On the night of April 9, Hugh Lindholm, 72, living in a rural area close to Saskatoon, fired his rifle in the air to scare off somebody skulking around his property. Hugh and his wife were asleep when a 40-pound patio brick was hurled through a window by a highly intoxicated, would-be thief demanding Lindholm’s car keys. The senior fired two rifle shots over the

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head of Jason Barlow, 34, to frighten him off the property. Barlow was later charged; Lindholm wasn’t. In 2010, Ian Thomson from the Ontario rural area near Port Colborne, had his property firebombed over a dispute involving stray chickens. Thompson fired warning shots from a handgun to scare off the culprits. Initially charged with numerous firearms offences, the courts later acquitted him. Closer to home, in 2009, Tees-area farmer Brian Knight fired a shotgun at man stealing an ATV, hitting the culprit in the butt with stinging pellets. Knight was charged with firearms-related offences and sentenced to 90 days jail. Later, the Alberta Court of Appeal reduced the sentence to a conditional discharge, one year probation, and community service work. But each of these cases could have turned out much worse. Should property theft lead to death? When guns are involved, the stakes are heightened. Both the homeowner and the thief face greater danger, when the intent is really just to protect property. As Central Alberta grows, more property crime should be expected. The criminal element follows the money. Red Deer RCMP Cpl. Sarah Knelsen said break-ins when residents are home are rare — but they are happening as thieves grow bolder. And certainly Central Alberta is no longer the sleepy hollow it used to be. Fighting crime has taken a complex turn, not only in Central Alberta, but across Canada. The ultimate solution lies in the hands of those trained to deal with this new problem, including groups like Neighbourhood Watch and a more persistent policing model. Let’s hope vigilance among neighbours, and improved policing, will prevent us from bearing arms. Nothing good can come from that. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.

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Making Parliament work again PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL CALLS FOR CURBING THE POWER OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND TO RESTORE THE ROLE OF MPS IN OUR SYSTEM Michael Chong, the Conservative MP who is pushing for parliamentary reform through a private member’s bill, may not see it passed. Its specific proposals need more study. But he has already done the country an important service by making parliamentary reform a public issue that needs long overdue attention. Chong’s concern is to curb the power of the prime minister and to restore the role of MPs in our system of parliamentary democracy, so MPs can to act together, on our behalf, in the best interests of the country. DAVID In this system, the prime CRANE minister is accountable to elected MPs and holds office only so long as he has their confidence. But in recent decades, MPs have allowed party leaders to greatly expand their powers, to the point where MPs have given up much of their independence. This has led to serious abuse of power and a less effective Parliament. It has been obvious for some time that Parliament is not working for Canadians. Low voter turnout is one indicator — in the 2011 federal election, only 61.4 per cent of registered voters voted, the third lowest turnout in history (only 38.8 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 voted and just 45.1 per cent of those aged 25 to 34); in 2008, only 58.8 per cent of registered voters voted, the lowest in history. Our method of electing MPs may be turning voters off because they feel their votes don’t count. Our ‘first past the post’ system rewards the candidate with the largest number of votes even if it is well below 50 per cent. The Conservatives gained their 2011 majority, which gives them near-dictatorial powers, with just 39.6 per cent of the vote. Proportional representation is just one alternative. The number of seats gained by a party is proportional to its share of the vote so Parliament would better reflect voter intentions. If in effect in 2011, the Conservatives would have gained just 122 seats instead of 166. The NDP would also have won fewer seats, 95 instead of 103. But the Liberals would have won more — 58 instead of 34, the Green Party, 12 instead of one, and the Bloc Quebecois probably 19 instead of four. It would have been a much different Parliament. Serious parliamentary reform has to look at how we elect MPs so voters are confident their votes count. The other challenge is to strengthen the role


of MPs and limit the power of the Prime Minister’s Office. The rigid control over MPs by the Prime Minister’s Office is not new. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to have taken autocracy to new levels. At the same time, Harper has shown disdain for the institution of Parliament, marginalizing it as much as he can. For example, the use of massive omnibus bills, putting in one piece of lengthy legislation a wide variety of quite unrelated issues affecting Canadians, is a deliberate and pernicious effort to sneak in many changes in law without proper scrutiny by MPs. Harper is not alone in his disdain for Parliament. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spends as little time there as he can get away with, arguing that Canadians have tuned out of what happens in Parliament and that his time in Parliament is a waste of his time. Yet Parliament matters. It is where our laws are passed and where government is held accountable. It is where the issues of the day are or should be debated and the concerns of Canadians raised. Its committees hold hearings on new laws and provide a platform for Canadians to respond to proposed new

laws and regulations. It is where fiscal policy (including taxes) and spending priorities are set, through the budget process and hearings on spending Estimates. It is where Canada decides to go to war. Its officers — the Auditor-General and the Parliamentary Budget Officer — provide Parliament and, through Parliament, Canadians, with independent assessments of government performance. The battle for the supremacy of Parliament took many centuries, as reformers wrested arbitrary power from the monarch and transferred power to the people. Our Parliament today is a shabby version of what earlier generations fought to achieve. It’s time to restore Parliament to its proper democratic role in our public lives, a place of deliberate debate and decision-making in the best interests of Canadians by MPs who exercise honest judgment as our elected representatives, not a chamber to rubber stamp the decisions of an autocratic Prime Minister. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

What did you get for Christmas?

Seeking a home at Christmas


For all of December, both our own lives in a fashion that my wife and I looked forward further excludes the very ones to this past Christmas season who would like to draw close. with greater anticipation than From my research for we ever have before. these articles, I have discovIt wasn’t the gifts or the ered many reasons why they Christmas tree or the food or are alone, and also why many even all the pageantry that held dread or even hate Christmas. us in suspension — For some, Christmas it was the fact that brought back memoboth of our children, ries of rape by a reltheir spouses and, ative, of a beating by this year, a granda drunken parent, or daughter were comeven just a sadistic ing home. taunting by family Christmas takes members. on a whole new diSome have never mension when you known a loving home introduce a grandbut they see the comchild. My wife in parmercials depicting ticular was almost beautiful and sentivibrating with anticimental scenes that CHRIS pation, because for pull at heartstrings; the last half a year, sometimes blatantly SALOMONS we had only seen commercial, but senand spoken with her timental none the on Skype (what an less. amazing tool). But There are many we made it through the month, functions before Christmas to praying fervently for favourable even further accent this isolaweather for them to travel from tion; not on purpose, but just by northern B.C. doing them we segregate many. On Christmas Eve, all of us Christmas hampers (just about were sitting around the sup- all churches and other organiper table. Of course, the joy- zations do this), the Christmas ful, busy noise produced a lot Bureau, Adopt a Family, and of laughter, animated speech, many others participate to try and a lot of gibberish from our to bring at least some happigranddaughter. It was a beauti- ness to lonely individuals, and I ful thing to behold. think they do a great job. During all of this joyful celBut what if we took it one ebration, I was able to sit back step further? and happily take it all in, but a Because when we have done niggling at the back of my mind all these wonderful things, would not leave until I acknowl- these folks are still on the outedged it. I didn’t want to think side looking in. about it, because I felt it would In Red Deer, we have someinterfere with our family time where between 20,000 and together. 30,000 homes. If then only 10 That niggling was the fact per cent of these homes took that some of the folks down- one person under their roof — town, and other people as well, even for just Christmas Day — would be totally alone this that would help 2,000 to 3,000 Christmas. One particular per- people, and might even produce son was on my mind; an alco- a life-changing experience for holic close friend I knew would them. be alone and it bothered me. This did happen to one inWe have had him to the house dividual who I spoke with, and many times, but I was very self- it was her comment that led to ish with my time with immedi- this thought. ate family. She said, “This family apAll the Yuletide sentimental proached me and asked me to hyperbole aside, the one fact come to their home on Christremains: we want to be together mas Day. I was scared but it with those we love and cherish. beat what else I had to look forYet when we do just that, there ward to, so I went. I had such are always many others who, a good time with them; they for various reasons, are alone. opened their home to me, fed Some are OK with it while oth- me, pampered me, gave me new ers look longingly for intimate clothes, and even some prescompany with friends that is ents. denied them because of choices This is something I’ve wantthey or someone else made. ed all my life, and now I can reI’m not trying to produce a ally say: I went home for Christtear jerker here or make any- mas.” one feel guilty, but the fact Think about it. remains that a very large segChris Salomons is kitchen coment of our society is alone and ordinator for Potter’s Hands minlonely, and we carry on with istry in Red Deer.

What is your favourite Christmas present complaining about how much I hated cutting ever? I am lucky (and spoiled) enough to have my toenails and going on (only partly in jest) several hundred favourites over the years. about how I was going to get a pedicure. Like my Lionel Rocket Launcher Train Set And if the topic of cutting toenails is a I got when I was 10, and the Cooper hockey source of queasiness for you, you too have pads when I was 12, and the leather coat San- probably already stopped reading. ta brought when I was 20. So for the three people still And the 2008 Christmas we spent hanging in there, let me assure you somewhere near the Bahamas on that in spite of the ewwww factor a cruise ship where my Rotten Kid this is a story that ends with what (the daughter one) was performcomedian Steve Martin used to call ing and she gave me a shiny silver “happy feet.” watch for Christmas without even But before we go any further knowing that back home before down this queasy road, let’s firstwe left I had broken the watch I’d ly and foremostly define what a worn for, like, five years. ‘pedicure’ actually is. By formal And this year my other Rotten definition a ‘pedicure,’ from the Kid (the son one) gave me a guitar Latin ‘ped,’ meaning ‘bicycle’ and stand for my five old second-hand the Greek ‘cure’ meaning ‘to ride’ guitars and a super cool retro mini obviously has nothing to do with HARLEY amplifier that runs on batteries its modern meaning, which is ‘to HAY and sits on the shelf or clips to your get your toe nails clipped.’ belt and sounds, like, awesome. And so I was armed with this And it’s not always the expenvast knowledge when my BH called sive gifts that are the most special, my bluff and gave me a gift certifiof course. cate for a local ‘spa’ for what I at first thought The first year my Better Half and I dated had something to do with riding a bicycle. (1875) she gave me a four-foot (17-metre) high, Just kidding, about the bicycle part, I knew bright pink stuffed hippopotamus she made it meant I was actually expected to waltz into herself. some sort of sanatorium and plunk myself It was wearing a tutu on account of it was down in the midst of hordes of ladies getting a replica of one of the dancing hippo cartoon their nails painted and their faces mudded characters in the Disney movie Fantasia. Ob- and spritzed and massaged and heaven knows viously, I wasn’t going to let that one go (the what else happens in those places. girl, not the hippo). The one thing I was pretty sure of was that One year my sister Hedy gave me a full-on, it was going to be pretty embarrassing, and if surprisingly accurate miniature drumset that I ever did go, it would be a secret that I would has a clock on the bass drum and plays a nice never ever divulge. Good thing only two readloud tune when you set it as an alarm clock. ers are left now, because I am obviously in the And of course myself and one of my repro- process of blatant divulging. bate friends who shall remain nameless (Kirk) Thing is, somehow over the years I have have exchanged clever, dumb, outrageous, hi- managed to morph into an unfortunate body larious or just plain baffling gifts every year shape and condition that does not allow even since about 1970. the basic grooming activities related to the Those are always among the favourite old peds. Christmas gifts to receive, and to give. In other words, the “spare tire” I carry And just this year, the daughter Rotten Kid around as growing evidence of a sad propengave me, among many other precious items, a sity to enjoy fast food, and a bad back from package of actual mousetraps. decades of shoveling snow, tying my shoes, Not for mice mind you, she would never bending over, etc., combine to prevent me allow the harming of any animal, rodents in- from reaching my own personal toes without cluded. much grunting, complaining and calling 911. I’m hanging two on my wall for decoration, So I finally gave up and gave in, mainly and placing two on my desk (which will be because my gift certificate from Christmas loaded, just for fun). 2012 was due to expire, and drove my feet and Apparently the poor girl has the same unclipped toe nails (ewww!) over to the fancy sense of humour as her old man. dancy spa, and with a deep breath and bravAll of which brings me to the one burning ery only a man entering an alien land with question that I feel compelled to ask of all the possibly hostile inhabitants can contemplate, readers of the male species out there: “When I pulled open the artfully decorated door was the last time you had a pedicure?” and threw myself at the mercy of a pack of Or perhaps I should put it another way: armed estheticians, cosmeticians and mani“You’d never in a million years go for a pedi- curists. cure, would you?” What happened next surprised even Yours Those of you who have already stopped Truly, but then, of course I’m surprised at just reading on account of you think I’m talking about anything shiny. But I guess you’ll have about something unspeakably dark and devi- to wait until next week’s column to find out ant will never know what I’m on about be- what happened, and if and how an average cause you’ve stopped reading. guy can survive an actual pedicure. So it probably won’t help to mention that I Or maybe you got one for Christmas? I actually got the gift of a professional pedicure won’t tell if you don’t tell. the Christmas before this one and it took me Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, awardalmost exactly one year to get up the gump- winning author, filmmaker and musician. His tion to go for it. column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. The BH, who is not only thoughtful and His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and generous, but also happened to be tired of me Sunworks in Red Deer.



A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 bollah, who have been the main focus of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades since al-Majid took the reins of the group in mid-2012, said Mustafa Alani, the director of the security department at the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center. The group was a relatively small outfit under its previous leader, Saleh al-Qarawi, Alani said. AlMajid, who is believed to have serious kidney problems that require dialysis, managed to build it into a larger player.



DNA tests confirm man in Lebanese custody is top al-Qaida suspect

Chinese ship involved in Antarctic rescue operation faces trouble

BEIRUT — DNA tests confirmed that a man in government custody is the alleged leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has conducted attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria’s civil war, Lebanese authorities said Friday. The suspected militant, Majid al-Majid, is the purported commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and one of the 85 most-wanted individuals in his native Saudi Arabia. The U.S. State Department designated the group a foreign terrorist organization in 2012, freezing any assets it holds in the United States and banning Americans from doing business with the group. The brigades have claimed responsibility for attacks throughout the region, including the 2010 bombing of a Japanese oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and several rocket strikes from Lebanon into Israel. The most recent attack claimed by the group was the double suicide bombing in November outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. Reports first surfaced in Lebanon early this week that authorities had detained al-Majid. Security officials eventually confirmed that they had a suspect in custody, but said they were not certain of his identity. Lebanese and Saudi officials said DNA samples taken from the suspect would be checked against alMajid’s relatives in Saudi Arabia, and the Lebanese army said Friday that tests established the detainee was indeed al-Majid. Lebanese officials still have not disclosed when or where he was taken into custody, and his current location has not been made public. The biggest winners from his arrest may be Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Lebanese ally Hez-

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice. The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to the Aurora. But on Friday afternoon, the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship’s ability to move through the ice. The Aurora — which was carrying the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania — was told to stay in the area in case the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon needs help, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Co-ordination Centre, which oversaw the rescue. The Snow Dragon, which is at the edge of the ice pack surrounding the Russian vessel, will attempt to push through the ice to open water on Saturday. The Aurora is waiting around 11 kilometres north of the Snow Dragon, said Lisa Martin, spokeswoman for the marine authority. The agency said the decision to place the Aurora on standby was a precaution and noted there was no danger to anyone on board the Snow Dragon. But it was yet another wrinkle in the highly complex rescue operation of those on board the Russian ship MV

Akademik Shokalskiy, which got stuck in the ice on Christmas Eve. A spot of clear weather on Thursday finally allowed the multinational rescue operation after blinding snow, strong winds and thick sea ice forced rescuers to turn back time and again.

‘Lost Boy’ among 75,000 fleeing new violence near South Sudan’s capital Phillip Madol once studied in America as one of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” who fled bloodshed and famine. This week he was again caught up in a war as he helped his family flee a town that rebels had overrun in South Sudan. Fighting broke out in the capital of South Sudan on Dec. 15 and quickly radiated across the world’s newest country as two main ethnic groups began attacking each other. The central government is afraid that rebels loyal to ousted Vice-President Riek Machar are preparing to march to the capital, Juba, from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state. The Pentagon said Marines evacuated about 20 Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Juba. The warring factions held preliminary meetings Friday in neighbouring Ethiopia, mediators said. Madol, who previously studied at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, returned to South Sudan a couple of months ago after hearing his mother was sick. Her health problems are worse now: She was shot and broke a leg in this week’s violence in Bor. “The White Army just took over after everybody left the village. They burned all the huts and they shoot people too during that fight,” said Madol, 33, referring to a common name used for the fighters from the Lou Nuer ethnic group. South of Bor, thousands of families like Madol’s have been fleeing to the Nile River region of Awerial. Families are now camping out in the shade below any tree they can find. Aid groups estimate that perhaps between 60,000 and 75,000 people have streamed out of Bor in search of safety from the armed Lou Nuer, a group seen as loyal to Machar.

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TOP: A restaurant in the middle of a field seems like a strange concept, but it’s the perfect location for the farm-to-table style cuisine for which Flora Field Kitchen is famous. ABOVE: Chef Victor crushes roasted farm fresh vegetables using a traditional Mexican molcajete. BELOW: The roasted summer squash and feta cheese sandwich served with veggie chips.

y grandma used to say that “nothing in the world that is worth doing comes easy. If it is really worth it, it will require effort and sacrifice.” So as I bounced my way down a bumpy, potholeriddled road to get to Flora Flora’ss Field Kitchen Restaurant outside the Mexican city of San José del Cabo, I

couldn’t help thinking that this place was going to be DEBBIE special. OLSEN Mind you, any successful restaurant located in the middle of a farmer’s field is something worth checking out. Flora Farms is owned by Patric Patrick and Gloria Greene, a pair of California expats w who purchased the farm in 1996 and began produ producing organic fruits and vegetables in the Mexican d desert. From humble beginnings, the far farm has grown and today more than 80 varieties of fruits, herbs and vegetables are grown onsite. The Greenes own more mo than 150 acres of farmland farmla and even produ produce their own o organic free rrange chicken a and pork at a lo location away fr from the main re restaurant site. A few years ago they built ago, Flora’s Field Kitc Kitchen Restaurant in the middle on of their vegof one etabl fields with etable id the idea of creatm ing a menu entirely based on the farmto-table cuisine concept. It is one of those b “if you build it they com will come” stories in their very own Field of b Dreams, because the restaurant has become h one of the hottest dining Cab spots in Cabo.


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CABO: Cooking classes Hollywood celebrities have even been known to venture out on the long bumpy road just to enjoy an evening on the farm. The restaurant is said to be a favourite dining spot of George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston. Like most visitors to the farm, I began my visit with a tour of the extensive gardens. Our guide, Sonja, an expat from Calgary, described the many vegetables and explained the techniques used to grow them organically and ecologically in a desert-like environment. Weeding and harvesting is done by hand and about 100 local people are employed by the farm. There is a community garden onsite, a restaurant, a bar and a unique housing project that will see several vacation homes built around the vegetable gardens. Part of the appeal of owning one of these vacation properties is that owners will have the opportunity to walk out into the fields to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables to use in their own kitchens. One of the latest farm offerings is a series of cooking classes that allow farm visitors to learn to make authentic Mexican food from scratch. I was signed up to take a seasonal salsa class with Chef Victor and his assistant Delores and that was my next stop. Chef Victor, or Tío as they call him on the farm, taught our small cooking group how to make a roasted tomato salsa, an uncooked salsa fresca, and a traditional guacamole. Delores taught us the techniques for making fresh corn tortillas. As might be expected, the cooking class was laidback and relaxed. At first, everyone participated in blending the ingredients, but after a few margaritas from Flora’s farm bar, there was a lot more sampling than mixing happening — for my part anyway. By the time our class was finished, we were all impressed with how simple it was to make these basic Mexican dishes.



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� Flora Farms is located outside San JosÊ del Cabo and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurant on those days and a special brunch service on Sundays. Reservations are recommended. A three-course lunch will cost about $20 and a three course dinner will cost about $40. You can get to the farm via a cab or rental car. � Flora Farm offers regional Salsa Cooking Classes on Tuesday’s and Fridays. Other cooking classes are available on select dates. Prices vary depending on the number of participants and the particular class chosen. For more details or to make a reservation, email � For reservations or information, visit Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. Follow Debbie’s travels at If you have an interesting travel story you would like to share, please email: DOGO@telusplanet. net or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9. between Beamsville, east of Hamilton, and Mono Centre north of Orangeville, Ont. Hikers encountering blockages should turn back and not try to reroute around them, since off-trail areas could contain additional dangers such as crevices and drop-offs obscured by snow, the officials said.

One of the unique experiences you can have at Cabo Dolphins is the opportunity to hold onto a dolphin fin and dive down three-plus metres to the bottom of the dolphin pool and back up again. It’s fast, it’s deep and it’s exhilarating. This is a picture of a fellow traveller diving deep.

TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN CABO SAN LUCAS � Experience the nightlife: Cabo is famous for its nightlife and many visitors come looking for a party. If a party is what you’re after, two of the hottest party spots are Cabo Wabo ( and El Squid Roe ( Cabo Wabo is a massive complex with bars and stages with live bands — including some great legends of rock ’n’ roll. El Squid Roe is a wild dance club with old licence plates on the walls and people dancing on tables ’til nearly dawn. � Watch whales: From October through March, you can watch grey whales in the Sea of Cortez. A three-to-four-hour whale watching tour will get you closer. � Visit El Arco: Catch a glass bottomed boat to the famous Arch. Along the way, you’ll see birds, people and plenty of sea lions. You can also consider a stop at tranquil Lover’s Beach or at the rougher Divorce Beach. � Swim with dolphins: Cabo Adventures ( recently opened a new swim with dolphins experience in Cabo. The program is designed to teach you about the dolphins and get up close to trained dolphins in the water. � Go gourmet: There are several fantastic gourmet restaurants to enjoy for an evening or afternoon meal. Some of the best include: Flora’s Field Kitchen, Market, Capella Pedregal (check out their food and wine festival in mid-July), Mi Casa, and Bar Esquina at the Bahia Hotel.

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Rebels shoot down Thunderbirds BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Rebels 5 Thunderbirds 1 With six forwards out of their lineup Friday, the Red Deer Rebels needed some of their foot soldiers to step up against the sizeable and speedy Seattle Thunderbirds. Vukie Mpofu and Scott Feser answered the bell in a big way as the Rebels shrugged off a weak first period performance and went on to post a 5-1 Western Hockey League win over the T-Birds before a recorded gathering of 4,836 at the Enmax Centrium. Mpofu doubled his season output with his third and fourth goals of the season and Feser set up the first two Red Deer tallies. Netminder Patrik Bartosak also did his part, as usual, turning aside 29 shots, including 14 in the opening 20 minutes. “Those two generated a lot of energy,” said Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt, in reference to Mpofu and Feser. “I thought Scotty Feser was outstanding tonight, he was moving his feet and making the little plays that are necessary to get out of our zone and keep pucks deep in their zone. “And I thought Vukie did a great job of being taking shots and being opportunistic. We’ve asked him to shoot more because he is a scorer. Last year in midget AAA he was a scorer (winning the Saskatchewan Midget AAA League points title). We want him to score more and I think his confidence is growing.” Mpofu, a rookie winger who has moved onto the top line with Rhyse Dieno and Conner Bleackley due to an injury to Brooks Maxwell, gave the Rebels a 3-1 lead midway through the third period — capping a three-way passing play with his linemates — and connected again just under two minutes later on a fine individual effort. Tied up at the side of the net, the Saskatoon native found a way to get the puck past T-Birds netminder Danny Mumaugh to pretty much seal the deal. “It feels nice to get a win and obviously you always want to contribute,” said Mpofu. “I’m just hoping I will continue to improve and contribute offensively more consistently through the rest of the year. “It’s great to play with those guys, they’re so creative and they see the ice so well. Whenever you’re open they get you the puck and there’s a lot you can learn just watching those guys in practice and what they’re able to do with

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Red Deer Rebel Matt Bellerive takes close in shot on Seattle Thunderbird goaltender Danny Mumaugh during first period action at the Centrium Friday night. and without the puck. I’m having a really fun time playing with them.” Matt Bellerive potted the Rebels’ final goal, firing into an empty net from along the wall with 1:34 remaining. The game didn’t start well for the Rebels, as the visitors dominated play and opened the scoring on Branden Troock’s 20th of the season. Outshot 157 in the first period, Red Deer picked up the pace in the second and took over in the third. “I think we just kind of said enough is enough,” said Mpofu. “We were tired of having our goalie having to bail us out. We had to give him some support and we had to play more physical. We

stepped up physically in the second half of the game and from there we were able to dictate the game.” Cole Chorney pulled the Rebels even 6:44 into the second period, going hard to the net and cashing a feed from Feser, and Earl Webb — with his firstever WHL goal — scored the eventual winner eight minutes later. Webb was also set up by Feser, who was a buzzsaw all evening. “Over the last month or so that I’ve been here I’ve got a chance to play and I’ve been trying to take on a role, kill penalties and do the little things right,” said Feser, a Red Deer minor hockey product who has split this sea-

son and last between the Rebels and Camrose and Okotoks of the AJHL. “Fortunately it paid off individually for me and I kind of helped the team get a big win tonight.” The victory — the Rebels’ sixth in their last seven games — helped ease the sting of Monday’s 4-3 home-ice loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings. “It was a tough loss the lother night against a team so close to us in the standings,” said Feser. “It was great to get the huge two points tonight against a strong team like Seattle.”

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov, left, from Russia, celebrates his goal with teammate Ondrej Palat, from the Czech Republic, during second period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary on Friday.

Tampa Bay 2 Calgary 0 CALGARY — Ben Bishop’s breakout season continued Friday night. Bishop made 19 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Tampa Bay Lightning, on goals from rookies Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, won 2-0 over the Calgary Flames. Bishop, who stands six-foot-seven, has picked up points in 10 straight games (8-0-2) and is 22-5-2 on the season. He is tied with Boston’s Tuukka Rask for the lead in shutouts and is one back of Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury for the most wins. “That might have been one of our best games of the year from start to finish,” said Bishop. “Seemed like we had the puck most of the game. The big thing tonight is we never took our foot off the gas. We played a full 60 minutes.” Bishop shrugged off any disappointment in not being named to the U.S. Olympic team on Wednesday. “I just want to go out there and play my game. I thought the guys did a great job in front of me, made it easy on me,” said Bishop, who has seven shutouts in 76 career games. Lightning coach Jon Cooper complimented Bishop for how he handled the situation in which the three goalies selected by USA Hockey were Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick, Buffalo’s Ryan Miller and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard.

“I understand the decision USA hockey made, I completely do. They went with some experienced guys that had proven track records,” Cooper said. “I’m really happy with way he’s responded. I’m sure a lot of guys would hang their head and say ’poor me’ and all he’s done is elevate his game. It’s a testament to his character.” On the season, Bishop had the NHL’s top save percentage at .936 and he ranks third with a 1.83 goals-against average. “Ben’s been the answer for 41 games so far this year and hopefully he can continue to play the way he’s been playing,” Cooper said. In the midst of a on a 7-1-1 roll, the win moves Tampa Bay (25-12-4) within two points of the Atlantic Divisionleading Boston Bruins. “I’ve watched this team grow from an offensive-minded , which the organization has been for a while, into a team that says you better get more than two goals on us to beat us. It’s a formula that you can win with,” Cooper said. Calgary (14-21-6) wraps up a fivegame homestand with four straight regulation losses. It started with much promise as the Flames posted a dramatic 4-3 comefrom-behind victory over the St. Louis Blues in the last game before Christmas.

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MALMO, Sweden — Canada has moved into the big rink and goalie Zach Fucale expects big pressure will come with it at the world junior hockey championship. The Canadian squad, which has been based at the smaller, 5,800-seat Isstadion facility since the start of the tournament, held its first practice Friday at the 11,618-seat Malmo Arena. The snazzy, modern venue will be where Canada faces Finland in semifinal action Saturday. The winner will face either Sweden or Russia in the tournament finale there Sunday. “The stakes are getting higher and higher and guys will be battling harder,” said Fucale. “At this level, every

detail counts. “Everyone will be killing themselves for the win.” Canada will be looking to erase the memory of last year’s semifinal loss to the United States in Ufa, Russia. That resulted in the Canadians not winning a medal in this event for the first time since 1998. Canada faces a Finnish side that hasn’t won a medal in eight years, although the squad reached the tournament semifinals two years ago. The Finns, who overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Czech Republic 5-3 in the quarter-finals, are a dangerous team. They not only have a top goalie in Juuse Saros but also some dandy

snipers led by Chicago Blackhawks prospect Teuvo Teravainen, who has nine assists and is plus-7 in five games. Finland also boasts defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen, on loan from the Buffalo Sabres. Canadian coach Brent Sutter isn’t taking the Finns lightly. “I see a hard-working team, a team that’s very structured, a team that’s going to play some North American hockey,” said Sutter. “They’re a gritty group. “They’ve been getting decent goaltending. They’ve got three forwards on their team that are as good as any forwards in this tournament. They’re going to come hard and we have to be ready for it.” Canada beat Finland twice in exhibition games this year, once in the summer at Lake Placid, N.Y., and

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again Dec. 20 in Sweden, where they dominated the final two periods after Fucale gave up two questionable goals in the first. The Finns are confident they can pull off an upset. “We have a good team and we have a good chance to win,” said Saros. “We’re going to do a prevent style to get that game. “We’re going to have good team spirit and our power play’s pretty good. I think those things will be important.” And he expects a physical game, especially around his net. “They like to play in the corners and they come to the goal — three, four players come to the goal — so I have to be awake,” he said.

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4-way tie for lead at Tour of Champions BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAPALUA, Hawaii — Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 7-under 66. That gave him a share of the lead at the Tournament of Champions with fellow newcomer Michael Thompson, Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson. “It’s a course that I shouldn’t make a lot of bogeys on if you keep the ball in play and just think your way around the course,” Spieth said. “Ultimately, I did some good preparation and did a lot of hard work the last two or three weeks getting ready for today, and now just happy to be in good position after the first round.” The wind off the west coast of Maui was the biggest surprise, shifting direction and speed throughout the opening round on a mostly sunny afternoon. But with an inch of rain overnight, the Plantation Course was soft enough that only two players in the 30-man field of PGA Tour winners failed to break par. Kirk thought he might be one of them when he first got to this slice of paradise. He had not played since winning the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island two months ago, and his first practice round was a

skins game with Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown. Kirk got shut out and figures he shot about 80. When it counted, he was on the money, especially late in the round by closing with five straight birdies. The last two were not easy, especially with the wind blasting into him on the 17th hole, a par 4 that measures 545 yards down the hill. He hit a poor tee shot and had to smash a 3-wood into 30 feet for an unlikely birdie. He had to hit 3-wood and 9-iron for his final two shots on 18 to make birdie. “Some slightly more exciting birdies in the last few holes,” he said. For the opening round of the year, where players are still trying to shake off some rust, the leaderboard has rarely been this tight. PGA champion Jason Dufner had four birdies and an eagle on his front-nine 30, only to settle into a string of pars on the back nine for a 6-under 67. Kevin Streelman bogeyed his last two holes and also was at 67, along with Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore. The top 10 players were separated by three shots. Adam Scott, coming off a two wins and a runnerup in Australia, and defending champion Dustin Johnson were among those at 70 On a day like this, experience might have been overrated. “I think the more times you play it, the more advantage you have,” Kirk said. “Today was a little bit funny. Today was a day with the wind ... I’ve never played in this wind.”


John Merrick strikes his shot off the ninth fairway during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament on Friday in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Kings split exhibition games in California Kings 90 Lightning 81 CALGARY — The RDC Kings reached the final of the SAIT Holiday men’s basketball tournament with a 90-81 victory over the St. Mary’s Lightning of Calgary Friday. Mari Peoples-Wong led the Kings with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while Matt Johnson added 21 points. “It was a spirited game in which we allowed them to play their game with a lot of run and gun,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. “They made a number of threes, but overall our defence wasn’t as good as it needs to be. It’s something we need to shore up for the second half of the season.” The Kings face the Lethbridge Kodiaks in the final. Lethbridge downed SAIT 97-81 in the other semifinal. On the B side the SAIT Alumni downed Olds College Broncos 85-59 and Grande Prairie beat Pacific Elite 86-73. Griffins 61 Queens 36 EDMONTON — The RDC Queens saw their record drop to 0-2 in the NAIT Blue-Gold women’s basketball tournament with a 61-36 loss to the Grant MacEwan University Griffins Friday. “We have a lot of work to do,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. “The first half we scored 11




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points and had twice as many turnovers. The second half we picked it up, but we’re certainly nowhere near to where I expected us to be coming off the break.” The Queens lost the second half 27-25 and continued to show some solid defence. “Our defence has been fine, but we’re not taking care of the ball or shooting enough on offence,” said Woollard, whose squad faces The University of Alberta, Augustana of Camrose today at noon. Desirae Paterson had eight points and seven rebounds for the Queens while Carly Hoar and Mozanga Ekwalanga added eight points each and Kaitlin Bracko seven boards. Men’s Volleyball The RDC Kings split a pair of exhibition games against university competition in California. The Kings lost to the two-time defending NCAA champion University of California Irvine 21-25, 23-25, 20-25 then defeated the Cal Baptist University, which is 15th in the NCAA Division I rankings, 28-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20.

WINTERBERG, Germany — Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland won a World Cup bobsled race Friday, ending American pilot Steven Holcomb’s seven-race winning streak to start the season. Hefti and Baumann finished the two runs in 1 minute, 52.68 seconds. Alexsandr Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda of Russia were second in 1:53.14, followed by Cory Butner and Chuck Berkeley of the United States in 1:53.15. Holcomb and teammate Steven Langton struggled in their first run with only the ninth-best time and wound up finishing seventh overall in 1:53.45. Lyndon Rush of Sylvan Lake and Edmonton’s Neville Wright were sixth with a time of 1:53.43. Calgary’s Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., finished ninth in 1:53.57 while Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., and Edmonton’s Bryan Barnett were 11th in 1:53.63.

Raptors winning streak grows to five DEROZAN LEADS TEAM WITH 20 POINTS Toronto 101 Washington 99 WASHINGTON — DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88 Friday night. Atlantic Division-leading Toronto improved to 1615, the first time since January 2010 its winning percentage has been above .500 at least 30 games into a season. Patrick Patterson scored Toronto’s last 11 points of the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 to blow open a game that was tied with less than a minute left in the first half. Patterson finished with 18 points. Wall, who scored a season-high 37 at Toronto on


REBELS: Failed to gain any ground Still, Truitt wants to see a more determined early push from his squad from here on in. “I really didn’t like our first period at all. It was kind of like the other night (against Brandon) when we didn’t get going early,” he said. “In the first half of the second period I thought we got a little better, in the second half of the period we took things over and in the third we did exactly what we need to do. “But like I told the guys, 30 minutes doesn’t do it. We have to make sure that our starts are better, that we take over games rather than trying to chase and keep coming back. We have to make sure our first periods are better.” The Rebels failed to gain any ground in the Eastern Conference standings as the Prince Albert Raiders, Regina Pats and Kootenay Ice, who are all just ahead of ninth-place Red Deer, all recorded victories Friday. Red Deer hosts the Moose Jaw Warriors Sunday at 5 p.m. ● Rebels forward Adam Musil and Team Pacific defeated Russia 7-3 in a World Under 17 Challenge semifinal Friday and will take on the United States in tonight championship game at Sydney, N.S. Meanwhile, Rebels forward Meyer Nell picked up an assist to help Team West defeat Germany 4-3 in the ninthplace game.

FLAMES: Offence has dried up Since the break, the offence has all but dried up with Calgary only scoring

Nov. 22, was limited to 11 points and six assists Friday. He’d scored at least 20 in eight straight games. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft had zero assists in the second half. Nene, being used as a reserve lately, led the Wizards with 15 points. They’ve lost five of their past six home games. The Raptors have won nine of 11 games overall since Dec. 13, when most of the players acquired from the Kings in the deal that shipped Rudy Gay to Sacramento made their debuts with Toronto. That group includes Patterson, along with Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. Washington came in on a five-game winning streak against Eastern Conference opponents but had all sorts of problems on offence against Toronto and wound up making only 41.5 per cent of its field-goal attempts — a hard-to-believe 18.8 per cent in the third quarter. The Raptors hit 50.6 per cent for the game.

one goal, by rookie Sean Monahan, in the last 245 minutes five seconds. “We’re not good enough. We’ve got to find a way to generate more,” said Flames captain Mark Giordano. “Every mistake right now is magnified because we’re not scoring goals. We’re wasting pretty good efforts from our goaltenders.” The Flames got defenceman Dennis Wideman back after he missed 16 games with a broken hand but even with his presence on the power play, Calgary couldn’t connect going 0 for 5 with the man advantage. “It’s extremely frustrating,” said Flames winger Lee Stempniak. “We definitely feel like we’re letting the goaltenders down. They’ve played great. Every game, they’ve kept us in it and given us a chance. It’s definitely a disappointing feeling for the 18 skaters out there letting them down.” Both Lightning goals in the second period came less than 10 seconds after minor penalties to veteran Calgary forward Mike Cammalleri had expired. Teddy Purcell found Palat open in the slot and he sent a quick wrist shot into the top corner on Karri Ramo at 5:23. Five minutes later, Kucherov scored with a wrist shot off a setup from Palat. Palat extends his points streak to five games (two goals, four assists). “I feel like every game, my confidence is getting better,” said the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic. “We have a young team but we play fast, we play good. Even without Stammer (Steven Stamkos), he’s a big player to be missing, we’re just playing good.” Making his first start in five games, Ramo was excellent for the Flames. Playing against the team that drafted him in 2006, Ramo was perfect on 13 shots in the first period, keeping Calgary in the game. He made 27 saves on the game in falling to 6-7-3. He was especially sharp in the third period too. As Calgary pressed to get back into the game, the Lightning were able to counter with some dangerous chances including three breakaways, each of them stopped. Notes: Tampa Bay is 13-7-4 since

Washington committed three turnovers in the opening 2 ½ minutes of the third quarter, while Toronto started the half on a 15-4 run to go ahead 63-49, essentially ending the competitive portion of the game. The Wizards also were sloppy as can be at the game’s outset, with Wall missing a wild 3-point attempt off the glass, leading to a shot-clock violation; Marcin Gortat tossing a pass over everyone’s heads and out of bounds; that duo failing to connect on a simple inbounds play. Toronto, meanwhile, made 10 of its first 15 shots, compiling nine assists in that span. The visitors never trailed in the first half and led by as many as 10 points, at 29-19 early in the second quarter, but the Wizards chipped away and pulled even at 45 on Trevor Ariza’s 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go. Lowry answered with a 3 at the other end to put Toronto up 48-45 at halftime.

Stamkos (broken leg) has been out of the lineup. Stamkos is back skating with full equipment now and is nearing a return ... Calgary LW Lance Bouma (ill) did not dress ... The Lightning improved to 16-1-1 when they score first ... The Flames have just two regulation time wins in their last 30 games. They’ve won seven games in overtime or a shootout during that stretch ... Cammalleri was a minus-2 to fall to minus-21 on the season, which is second last in the NHL ahead of only Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov (minus-25).

JUNIORS: Sutter has stressed discipline Actually, the Finnish power play has registered just four goals in 22 chances (18.1 per cent). But two key players — Ristolainen (flu) and Artturi Lehkonen (leg injury) — each missed two games before returning to face the Czechs.

Finland’s penalty kill has been impressive, allowing only one goal on 21 chances (95.2 per cent). Canada’s power play has clicked on 7-of-24 chances (29.1 per cent). Sutter has stressed discipline, which got away from his team when it took three minor penalties in the third period of a 4-1 win over Switzerland in the quarter-finals. Canada earned the “easier” route to the final when it beat the Americans in the preliminary round to take first place in its group. But the team can’t afford to waste that with an upset loss against the Finns. Sutter has underlined concentrating on one game at a time, which defenceman Griffin Reinhart said may have been a problem in last year’s semifinal. “Our focus is on this game,” he said. “Maybe last year we got a little bit ahead of ourselves. “It’s tough. You’ve got to treat every game like a Game 7. I don’t think it’s anybody’s intention, but nobody really stressed taking it one day at a time (last year) and that’s what you really need to do at this tournament. You can’t get caught looking ahead.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano has kept it loose all week. He’s been cracking jokes, encouraging laughter and trying to put football in perspective. He does not want Saturday’s playoff game to change the routine, so he is imploring the Colts to make this business as usual — even with the Chiefs coming to town for a wild-card game. “It’s no time to pressure up. It’s no time to get outside of anything you’ve done at this point,” Pagano said. “You come in, you meet, you have a walkthrough, you practice well and then you play well. Don’t do anything different. Just understand what’s at stake. It is one-and-done. That doesn’t mean go play tight and those types of things and put any added pressure on yourself. You do that and you’re not going to play well.” Pagano has seen what happens when teams play tight. So have Colts fans, more times than they care to count. It’s not easy making a playoff week seem normal. There are all sorts of potential distractions — ticket requests, travel plans, holiday celebration, even unforeseen medical emergencies. Last year, just before their wild-card game at Baltimore, Colts offensive co-ordinator Bruce Arians was hospitalized. Indy managed only three field goals in a 24-9 loss as a bunch of Colts made their post-season debuts; Arians turned out to be OK and wound up getting hired by the Cardinals. But the Colts’ youngsters learned some key lessons that have helped this time around. “There can be a little more focus during the week. There can be some more distractions. That’s where you really need to sort of hunker down,” quarterback Andrew Luck said. “As far as playing the game and practice, we’ve gotten to this point doing some things well. Let’s keep doing those.” Now, it’s the Chiefs’ turn. Coach Andy Reid and new general manager John Dorsey followed the same plan Pagano and Ryan Grigson used to rebuild the Colts — new coach, new GM, new quarterback, new roster. Kansas City, like the Colts, went from 2-14 to 11-5 and back to the playoffs with nearly two dozen first- or second-year guys.



Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates his touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a regular season game. A few of the playoff veterans now find themselves explaining to teammates what to expect Saturday. “I know my first time, I acted like a rookie. I was excited and fumbled the ball twice,” AFC rushing champ Jamaal Charles said. “Now I’m going in my second time and seeing other people, becoming a vet, 27 years old, I really want this, I really want to go far, and if I have to put the team on my back, I will.” Former Colts coach Tony Dungy usually told players something else — most playoff games are lost rather than won and the teams that fare best stick to the plan. Translation: Trying to do too much will only get you and your teammates in trouble.

QB showdown in Philadelphia BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to the Texas state championship, Nick Foles came along and broke many of his passing records but couldn’t deliver another title for the Austin-based school. The two quarterbacks go headto-head for the first time in the NFL with more at stake when Brees and the New Orleans Saints (11-5) visit Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) in an NFC wildcard playoff game Saturday night. “Drew is a tremendous player. He’s a guy that I’ve looked up to,” Foles said. “He’s a great role model for fellow players, kids and adults. What he does in the community, what he’s done for Louisiana and across the nation, he does a great job of being a good person, helping people in need. He’s a guy I’ve watched on film and just watched what he’s done and I have a lot of respect for him as a player and a person. I know Westlake is really proud. “It’s a great place to go to school, great place to grow up.” Brees watched Foles play once in high school when he returned in 2006 for the 10-year reunion of the Chapparals’ 1996 champion-

ship team. Foles led Westlake to the state championship game that year, only to lose to Southlake Carroll 43-29. The players hadn’t met each other until the Eagles played at New Orleans last year. Foles was Michael Vick’s backup then. “I heard a lot about him when he was at Westlake, but there was a 10-year age difference,” Brees said. “I followed his career. He has been pretty impressive for such a young player, mature beyond his years. I wouldn’t say that I am all that surprised because he is a Westlake guy. He has played great.” Brees went to Purdue after Westlake, was drafted by San Diego and ended up in New Orleans, where he’s established himself as one of the NFL’s all-time best quarterbacks. Brees is an eighttime Pro Bowl pick who just threw for 5,000 yards for the fourth time in his career. No other QB has ever done it more than once. Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in February 2010. He’ll be trying to help them win their first playoff game on the road in six tries when they meet the Eagles. “When he’s out there, he’s a warrior,” Foles said. “There aren’t many guys who can make

the throws that he makes. He has great intensity and he’s an underrated athlete. I’ve seen pictures of him dunking on goalposts and certain things. You can just see his leadership, and I’ve always looked up to him as a leader. I think he’s a great guy and a great quarterback, but on and off the field he’s the same guy, and I respect that about him.” Foles started six games as a rookie last year for a 4-12 team. He began this season as a backup, but took over after Vick was injured and had a remarkable year. He was 8-2 as a starter, helping the Eagles rebound from a 1-3 start to win the NFC East. Foles led the NFL with the third-highest passer rating (119.2) in league history, threw 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. “It is amazing,” Brees said. “It’s extremely impressive. Those are pretty unprecedented numbers, especially for a guy who’s in his first year as a starter. I’m very happy for his success, obviously not just for the fact we’re from the same high school and I kind of know the road he’s travelled, but he seems like a tremendous young man. It’s been fun to watch his success.” Of course, Brees will be facing Philadelphia’s defence and vice versa.

NEW YORK — Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback. The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air. He was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro for Indianapolis in 2003, ’04, ’05, ’08 and ’09 and last season made it as a Bronco. He’s been on the All-Pro team in both seasons since missing 2011 after several neck surgeries. “I think it’s well documented that this is the second chapter of my career, and didn’t know what to expect off that injury and new team, new players and new physical state after an injury,” said Manning, a four-time league MVP. “So I had no idea what to expect, and I’ve put a lot of time and a lot of hard work in to it. But I’ve received a lot of help along the way from coaches and trainers and strength coaches and teammates. So I’m very grateful.” Manning still has a ways to go to set the record for most All-Pro appearances at any position. Among the players ahead of him is Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice with 10. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each drew 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48. Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was the only rookie on the squad. Eighteen NFC players and nine from the AFC made the team. Carolina and Philadelphia each had three: linebacker Luke Kuechly, centre Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert for the Panthers; NFL rushing leader McCoy, guard Evan Mathis and tackle Jason Peters for the coach Chip Kelly’s Eagles. “Just when Chip came here, we knew we were going to run the ball,” McCoy said. “The linemen, they’ve all been healthy this whole year. They’ve been blocking so well for me and without those guys, it’s not possible.” Only two members of the top teams in each conference made the All-Pro team. Joining Manning from the Broncos (13-3) was guard Louis Vasquez. Joining Sherman from the Seahawks (13-3) was safety Earl Thomas. “It is very special, especially in a special season,” Sherman said. “If you’re having a special season and your team has four wins or five wins, I’m sure it doesn’t feel as good. But when your team is winning, your defence is No. 1 in every category and you’re just contributing, you’re not even trying to do anything special individually, you’re just contributing to the entire group. It really feels special. And with the chance to do what we have a chance to do this year, it would be fantastic.” Unlike Sherman, many of the players chosen did not enjoy huge team success this season: 12 of the 27 failed to make the playoffs. Rounding out the offence were receivers Calvin Johnson of Detroit and Josh Gordon of Cleveland; running back Jamaal Charles of Kansas City; and tackle Joe Thomas of Cleveland. Other All-Pros on defence were ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Robert Quinn of St. Louis; tackles Gerald McCoy of Tampa Bay and Ndamukong Suh of Detroit; outside linebacker Lavonte David of Tampa Bay; inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman of San Francisco; cornerback Patrick Peterson of Arizona; and safety Eric Berry of Kansas City. The special teamers were Patterson, kicker Justin Tucker of Baltimore and punter Johnny Hekker of St. Louis.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — As a reward for finishing the regular season tied for the second-best record in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers get what may be one of the coldest playoff games in league history. Doesn’t seem fair to the defending NFC champions. But the playoff-tested 49ers are up for the challenge of hitting the road, trying to return to the Super Bowl. It starts Sunday with a wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers at frigid Lambeau Field. “Even when you have a home playoff game it’s not easy. We understand that it’s all about the team that’s playing the best at the moment and that’s how you do it,” safety Donte Whitner said. “It doesn’t matter where we play.” Well, maybe this weekend it might. The high temperature on Sunday might be in the single digits — if the 49ers (12-4) and Packers (8-7-1) are lucky. The wind promises to make it feel even colder. The coldest game on record is the 1967 championship game, known as the “Ice Bowl” won by the Packers 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau on New Year’s Eve. The temperature dipped to minus-13, and the wind chill that day made it feel like minus-48. “Cold weather in Lambeau Field, it’s a tough place to play,” Packers fullback John Kuhn said. “I’m sure they’ve got all kinds of ideas and plans of how they’re going to prepare for the weather, so it’s going to come down to execution on game day and whoever does that best.” Five things to watch ahead of Sunday’s game: WARM-WEATHER TEAM?: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared his trick for playing in the bitter cold: “Eat a lot of chicken noodle soup.” San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis liked that one: “Chicken noodle soup’s pretty good, can’t argue with that. Give me a ’W’ and that will take care of all the warmth I need.” The 49ers took the practice field on New Year’s Day with the temperature in the mid-60s. Sunday’s high in Green Bay is projected to be 8 degrees. Coach Jim Harbaugh spoke of “keeping it simple” on the road regardless of thermometer reading. “Just get warm and make plays,” tight end Vernon Davis said.

CAPTAIN COMEBACK: Funny how one player a guy that can match Kaepernick in terms of runcan change the Packers’ playoff outlook. ning,” Capers said. “Doesn’t do any good if you can’t When that guy is Rodgers, anything is possible. catch him.” Green Bay won a third straight NFC North title in EASING EDDIE: Rookie running back Eddie Lacy large part because of the fourth-quarter drive led by apparently won’t let a sprained right ankle slow him Rodgers last week in a 33-28 win over the Bears. It down. culminated with a stunning 48-yard touchdown pass Coach Mike McCarthy to Randall Cobb on fourth-and-8 with 38 seconds left. said his 1,100-yard rusher That left collarbone that kept him out for nearly looked good this week in two months is fine now. He’s healthy just in time to practice. The ankle has face a nasty defence that’s ranked fifth in the league. bothered Lacy for much STOPPING BOLDIN: Among the tall tasks for the of the past month, though Packers’ defence will be dealing with receiver An- the bruising back keeps quan Boldin. on barrelling over deGreen Bay got thoroughly embarrassed by Boldin fenders. in Week 1, when the wideout had 13 catches for 208 It presents the 49ers yards and a touchdown. He finished the regular sea- with an unwelcome dison with 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven TDs. lemma: focus on Rodgers The 49ers also have Michael Crabtree back after or Lacy? the receiver missed the opener with an Achilles ten“He’s hard to bring don injury. down. You have to pick “Both of their receivers are strong, they’re good and choose your poison,” with the ball in their hand after the catch,” defensive Whitner said. “He takes a co-ordinator Dom Capers said Friday. “You’ve got load off Aaron Rodgers.” to tackle them because they’ll run through arm tackles.” SPY GAME: In two games, Colin Kaepernick has beaten the Packers with his arm and his legs. vs Kaepernick was on the passing end of Boldin’s big day in September. A year ago, he had a quarterback playoff record of Sunday, January 5 • Powder Coating 181 yards rushing against the Packers out of the • Media Blasting read-option. Making things tougher • Over 250 Colors for the Packers is that Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating they’ll be without line• Ovens up to 37’ Long post game fireworks backer Clay Matthews (right thumb), the defender Capers would Enmax Centrium have employed to “spy” 4617-63 St. Red Deer on Kaepernick. Tickets at ticketmaster “If you’re going to spy 1.855.985.5000 a guy, you’ve got to have 54052A4-30


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Football NFL PLAYOFFS Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 2:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 6:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 11:05 a.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 2:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 2:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 6:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 11:05 a.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 2:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 1 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) NFL Odds (Odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Playoffs Saturday Kansas City at INDIANAPOLIS 2.5 46.5 New Orleans at PHILADELPHIA 2.5 53.5 Sunday San Diego at CINCINNATI 6.5 46.5 SAN FRANCISCO at Green Bay 2.5 47.5

Transactions BASEBALL American Association AMARILLO SOX — Signed RHP Ryan . FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed OF Sawyer Carroll. Released OF Jose Hernandez. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed RHP Joe Cruz. Released RHP Kyle Wilson, INF Jimmy Mojica and RHP Mike Benacka. Frontier League RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed OF-INF Eddie Rodriguez. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed C Zach Aakhus to a contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Announced running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery will not return for the 2014 season. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed WR Jorden Kamar to a reserve/future contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed K Maikon Bonani, DE Marcus Dixon and TE Jason Schepler to reserve/future contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Toronto F Joffrey Lupul $10,000 for cross-checking Detroit F Patrick Eaves in a Jan. 1 game. Suspended Columbus F Derek MacKenzie three games for boarding Phoenix D Oliver EkmanLarsson during a Jan. 2 game. BUFFALO SABRES — Claimed F Zenon Konopka off waivers from Minnesota. DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Colton Sceviour to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Alexey Marchenko from Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Activated D Ed Jovanovski from injured reserve. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed RW Mattias Tedenby on non-roster waivers. Activated F Ryan Carter from injured reserve. PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Chris Brown to Portland (AHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Orlando’s Trevor Gillies five games and Ian Slater four games fined both undisclosed amounts for their actions in a Jan. 2 against Utah. READING ROYALS — Announced G Brandon Anderson was reassigned to the team from Hershey (AHL). COLLEGE FLORIDA — Announced CB Marcus Roberson will enter the NFL draft. GRU AUGUSTA — Named Taylor Lamb interim media relations director. NORTH DAKOTA — Named Paul Rudolph offensive co-ordinator. SOUTH CAROLINA — Announced WR Bruce Ellington will enter the NFL draft.

Lacrosse NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE East Division GP W L Pct. GF GA GB Philadelphia 1 1 01.000 17 13 -Toronto 1 1 01.000 16 11 -Rochester 1 1 01.000 8 6 -Buffalo 1 0 1 .000 13 17 1 Minnesota 1 0 1 .000 6 8 1

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Swift Current 42 21 15 1 5 142 127 Prince Albert 40 21 17 2 0 140 133 Brandon 40 20 16 4 0 150 149 Regina 41 20 17 2 2 135 155 Moose Jaw 41 12 23 3 3 108 154 Saskatoon 42 11 27 1 3 122 173

Pt 48 44 44 44 30 26

CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA 38 25 8 2 3 135 97 38 25 12 0 1 144 102 38 23 12 3 0 132 109 42 20 19 2 1 121 126 39 20 17 0 2 118 117 42 8 29 2 3 110 188

Pt 55 51 49 43 42 21

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 37 32 3 0 2 165 89 Victoria 43 27 14 0 2 131 104 Vancouver 40 19 14 5 2 133 135 Prince George 41 15 21 2 3 124 163 Kamloops 40 10 26 2 2 106 166

Pt 66 56 45 35 24

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Portland Everett Spokane Seattle Tri-City

U.S. DIVISION W L OTLSOL 25 11 2 2 23 12 4 1 24 13 0 2 22 12 2 3 18 18 2 2

GF GA 178 141 123 106 143 116 139 139 104 114

Goal — Kamloops: Pouliot (L, 5-8-0); Prince George: Edmonds (W, 12-13-1).

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d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns Friday’s results Prince Albert 3 Lethbridge 1 Regina 4 Saskatoon 3 (SO) Red Deer 5 Seattle 1 Edmonton 6 Moose Jaw 3 Kootenay 3 Swift Current 1 Prince George 9 Kamloops 5 Spokane 5 Victoria 3 Tri-City 5 Portland 1 Kelowna at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Today’s games Lethbridge at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Regina at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Seattle at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Calgary, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. Kamloops at Prince George, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Seattle at Calgary, 4 p.m. Moose Jaw at Red Deer, 5 p.m. Tri-City at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 6 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES

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GA 10 0 16 13

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GB -1/2 1 1

Friday’s result Toronto 16 Calgary 11 Today’s game Vancouver at Colorado, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Toronto at Buffalo, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Philadelphia at Rochester, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 Buffalo at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.

Rebels 5, Thunderbirds 1 First Period 1. Seattle, Troock 20 (Delnov) 8:21. Penalties — Swenson Sea (hooking) 11:48. Second Period 2. Red Deer, Chorney 5 (Feser, Bellerive) 6:44. 3. Red Deer, Webb 1 (Feser) 14:39. Penalties — Troock Sea (hooking) 2:49, Spencer Sea (fighting) 7:04, Fafard RD (fighting) 7:04, McKechnie Sea (high-sticking) 9:02, Hickman Sea (hooking) 10:20, Dieno RD (tripping) 11:13. Third Period 4. Red Deer, Mpofu 3 (Dieno, Bleackley) 9:41. 5. Red Deer, Mpofu 4 (Bleackley, Dieno) 11:18. 6. Red Deer, Bellerive 8 (unassisted) 18:36 (-EN). Penalties — Sutter RD (hooking) 6:31. Shots on goal by Seattle 15 9 6 — 30 Red Deer 7 6 16 — 29 Goal — Seattle: Mumaugh (L, 11-6-2); Red Deer: Bartosak (W, 18-13-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Seattle: 0-2; Red Deer: 0-4. Referees — Derek Zalaski, Linesmen — Chad Huseby, Ross Welner. Attendance — 4,836 at Red Deer. First Period 1. Prince George, Bourke 14 (Mrkonjic, Tkatch) 2:18. 2. Kamloops, Sterzer 17 (Krienke, Looysen) 3:48. 3. Prince George, Fiddler 17 (Pochiro) 11:05. 4. Prince George, Pochiro 13 (unassisted) 13:20 (lp). 5. Prince George, Wilson 12 (Fiddler, Pochiro) 14:53. 6. Prince George, Fiddler 18 (McNulty, Bourke) 16:13 (short-handed-SH). Penalties — Rehill Kam (fighting) 13:25, Gonek PG (fighting) 13:35, Macklin PG (kneeing) 15:50, Friesen Kam (hooking) 17:34. Second Period 7. Prince George, Wilson 13 (Pochiro, McNulty) 4:51 (pp). 8. Prince George, Wilson 14 (Fiddler) 12:16. 9. Kamloops, Kornelsen 4 (Grist, Rehill) 18:54 (pp). 10. Kamloops, Connolly 8 (Kryski, Friesen) 19:39. Penalties — Rehill Kam (tripping) 4:04, Gonek PG (too many men) 8:36, Thomas Kam (holding) 13:31, Harlacher Kam (slashing) 14:50, Gonek PG (slashing) 14:50, McDonald PG (interference) 17:23. Third Period 11. Kamloops, Kornelsen 5 (Shirley, Ully) 1:17 (pp). 12. Prince George, Tkatch 11 (Bourke, Grewal) 14:41 (pp). 13. Kamloops, Rehill 2 (Ully, Kryski) 16:08. 14. Prince George, Fiddler 19 (Bourke) 18:40. Penalties — Tkatch PG (roughing) 0:57, Grist Kam (interference) 4:03, Shynkaruk Kam (FaceOff Interferance) 7:52, Rehill Kam (cross-checking) 14:26, Clouston Kam (slashing) 15:05, McDonald PG (roughing) 15:05, Wilson PG (roughing) 16:18, Kornelsen Kam (checking to the head) 16:28. Shots on goal by Kamloops 10 7 7 — 24 Prince George 16 17 12 — 45

Americans 5, Winterhawks 1 First Period 1. Tri-City, Tot 10 (Nickles, Carlo) 7:28 (pp). Penalties — Alldridge Por (tripping) 5:38. Second Period 2. Tri-City, Nickles 11 (unassisted) 10:44. 3. Tri-City, Davies 1 (unassisted) 15:02. Penalties — De Champlain Por (high-sticking) 1:11, De Champlain Por (checking to the head) 12:13, Messier TC (tripping) 17:59. Third Period 4. Tri-City, McCue 11 (Vickerman, Rankin) 3:58. 5. Tri-City, Williams 23 (Southam, Gutierrez) 6:20. 6. Portland, De Leo 25 (Macpherson, Hanson) 12:06. Penalties — Davies TC (tripping) 7:17, Nickles TC (inter. on goaltender) 8:23, De Champlain Por (roughing) 13:49, Gutierrez TC (roughing) 13:49, De Leo Por (slashing) 14:11, Viveiros Por (roughing) 15:47, Rankin TC (roughing) 15:47, Cederholm Por (delay of game) 16:08, Alldridge Por (checking from behind) 18:30, Alldridge Por (roughing) 18:30, Viveiros Por (roughing) 18:30, Hillis TC (roughing) 18:30, Southam TC (roughing) 18:30, Gelinas TC (slashing) 19:24. Shots on goal by Portland 16 12 10 — 38 Tri-City 9 5 17 — 31 Goal — Portland: Burke (L, 22-9-2); Tri-City: Comrie (W, 14-15-2). Chiefs 5, Royals 3 First Period 1. Spokane, Bechtold 1 (Proft) 11:32. 2. Victoria, Fushimi 12 (Fransoo, Magee) 14:05 (pp). Penalties — Hodges Vic (checking to the head) 1:49, Playfair Spo (slashing) 6:22, Schacher Vic (delay of game) 9:27, Fram Spo (holding) 12:15. Second Period 3. Spokane, Zwerger 7 (Aviani) 1:39. 4. Spokane, Wedman 3 (Chartier, Stewart) 6:20. 5. Victoria, Crunk 5 (Fisher, Kohlhauser) 10:27. Penalties — Gagnon Vic (cross-checking) 15:14. Third Period 6. Spokane, Holmberg 40 (Aviani, Helewka) 11:44. 7. Spokane, Holmberg 41 (Gow, Fram) 14:28 (pp). 8. Victoria, Walker 2 (Cote, Polivka) 19:10 (pp). Penalties — Aviani Spo (tripping) 4:36, Kanzig Vic (slashing) 12:22, Cote Vic (interference) 13:37, Walker Vic (hooking) 16:53, Wedman Spo (roughing) 17:14, Carroll Vic (cross-checking) 19:51, Gagnon Vic (fighting) 19:51, Hodges Vic (10-minute misconduct) 19:51, Kanzig Vic (fighting) 19:51, Fram Spo (fighting) 19:51, Gow Spo (slashing) 19:51, Playfair Spo (fighting) 19:51, Zwerger Spo (10-minute misconduct) 19:51. Shots on goal by Victoria 8 9 10 — 27 Spokane 9 15 17 — 41 Goal — Victoria: Polivka (L, 18-9-0); Spokane: Williams (W, 20-9-0). Oil Kings 6, Warriors 3 First Period 1. Moose Jaw, Uhrich 5 (Point, Johnson) 17:05. Penalties — Johnson MJ (hooking) 1:10. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Moroz 22 (Petryk) 5:18. 3. Edmonton, Kulda 11 (Pollock, Orban) 10:37. Penalties — Cooke MJ (fighting) 0:32, Irving Edm (fighting) 0:32, Duperreault MJ (roughing) 7:54, Mills Edm (roughing) 7:54. Third Period 4. Edmonton, Sautner 4 (Corbett, Samuelsson) 9:00. 5. Edmonton, Corbett 11 (Samuelsson) 11:49 (pp). 6. Moose Jaw, Point 18 (Eberle) 14:44. 7. Moose Jaw, Fioretti 13 (Valentine) 15:45. 8. Edmonton, Bertolucci 3 (Kieser, Eller) 16:57. 9. Edmonton, Corbett 12 (unassisted) 19:18 (-EN. SH). Penalties — Eberle MJ (tripping) 0:32, Cooke MJ (fighting) 4:46, Orban Edm (fighting) 4:46, Mayo Edm (clipping) 9:31, Eberle MJ (Ob-Tripping) 11:45, Warkentine MJ (fighting) 13:43, Kulda Edm (fighting) 13:43, Eberle MJ (inter. on goaltender) 17:18, Sautner Edm (Ob-Tripping) 19:02, Forsberg MJ (10-minute misconduct) 19:34, McCarthy MJ (roughing) 19:34, Uhrich MJ (roughing) 19:34, Corbett Edm (roughing) 19:34, Petryk Edm (10-minute misconduct) 19:34, Valentine MJ (fighting) 19:56, Baddock Edm (fighting) 19:56. Shots on goal by Moose Jaw 10 9 10 — 29 Edmonton 18 7 12 — 37 Goal — Moose Jaw: Paulic (L, 7-18-3); Edmonton: Santos (W, 2-2-0). Ice 3, Broncos 1 First Period 1. Swift Current, Black 19 (Cave, Gordon) 5:14 (pp). 2. Kootenay, Vetterl 7 (Descheneau, Dirk) 8:48 (pp). Penalties — Descheneau Koo (hooking) 4:28, Mackay SC (tripping) 8:26, Lesann SC (high-sticking) 10:53, Gordon SC (tripping) 17:32. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Valiev Koo (checking to the head) 10:00, Lernout SC (tripping) 17:54, Descheneau Koo (hooking) 18:38. Third Period 3. Kootenay, Bozon 14 (Vetterl, Dirk) 14:48. 4. Kootenay, Bozon 15 (Vetterl, Philp) 19:46 (-EN). Penalties — Koo Bench (served by Steenbergen, too many men) 12:12, Black SC (inter. on goaltender) 16:27. Shots on goal by Swift Current 4 10 8 — 22 Kootenay 16 11 8 — 35 Goal — Swift Current: Laurikainen (L, 12-11-0); Kootenay: Hoflin (W, 9-7-0). Pats 4, Blades 3 (SO) First Period 1. Regina, Hunt 10 (Stevenson, Leier) 1:25. 2. Saskatoon, Craig 4 (Busenius, Sherbak) 3:20 (pp). 3. Regina, Williams 4 (Brooks, Sinitsyn) 15:26. Penalties — Williams Reg (hooking) 2:49, Harland Sas (tripping) 3:58, Hnidy Sas (fighting) 13:07, Stevenson Reg (fighting) 13:07, Hansen Reg (hooking) 18:31.

Second Period 4. Saskatoon, Nikkel 4 (unassisted) 8:49. 5. Saskatoon, Kirichenko 3 (Adamson, Millar) 9:24. 6. Regina, Burroughs 4 (Stephenson, Gay) 11:30. Penalties — Nikkel Sas (interference) 0:54, Stephenson Reg (cross-checking) 16:49. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Sanvido Sas (tripping) 11:25. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Saskatoon : Revel miss, Sherbak miss, Sanvido goal, Stovin miss. Regina : Leier goal, Klimchuk miss, Stephenson miss, Stevenson goal. Shots on goal by Saskatoon 6 5 11 0 — 22 Regina 9 15 17 5 — 46 Goal (shots-saves) — Saskatoon: Trombley (LS, 4-12-0); Regina: Schneider (12-9), Macauley (W, 18-12-2)(15:36 second, 10-10). Raiders 3, Hurricanes 1 First Period 1. Lethbridge, Ramsay 10 (Maxwell, Erkamps) 3:01. 2. Prince Albert, Brooks 9 (Gardiner, Quinney) 13:06. Penalties — None. Second Period 3. Prince Albert, Stewart 2 (Brooks) 9:36. Penalties — Coghlan P.A. (hooking) 15:20, Cooper Let (interference) 17:33, Cooper Let (high-sticking) 19:47. Third Period 4. Prince Albert, Perreaux 12 (Brooks) 19:17 (-EN). Penalties — Cooper Let (slashing) 8:57, Coghlan P.A. (interference) 11:38. Shots on goal by Lethbridge 9 16 12 — 37 Prince Albert 19 18 10 — 47 Goal — Lethbridge: Boes (L, 4-23-2); Prince Albert: Cheveldave (W, 17-12-2).

Boston Tampa Bay Montreal Toronto Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT GF GA 41 27 12 2 120 88 41 25 12 4 116 95 42 24 14 4 109 98 42 21 16 5 118 120 42 18 14 10 109 120 43 18 18 7 122 138 41 15 20 6 96 130 41 11 26 4 72 117

Pt 56 54 52 47 46 43 36 26

Pittsburgh Washington Philadelphia New Jersey NY Rangers Carolina Columbus NY Islanders

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT GF GA 43 30 12 1 136 98 41 20 15 6 125 123 41 20 17 4 106 113 42 17 17 8 100 108 42 20 20 2 98 114 41 16 16 9 100 121 41 18 19 4 111 117 42 14 21 7 110 140

Pt 61 46 44 42 42 41 40 35

Chicago St. Louis Colorado Dallas Minnesota Winnipeg Nashville

GP 44 40 40 40 43 43 41

Western Conference Central Division W L OT GF GA 29 7 8 165 121 28 7 5 144 93 25 11 4 116 101 20 13 7 119 119 21 17 5 101 110 19 19 5 117 125 18 18 5 97 122

Pt 66 61 54 47 47 43 41

Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton

GP 43 41 42 42 40 41 44

Pacific Division W L OT GF 30 8 5 142 26 9 6 136 25 13 4 110 23 12 7 113 20 11 9 120 14 21 6 96 13 26 5 112

GA 108 105 88 101 122 128 153

Pt 65 58 54 53 49 34 31

Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s results Chicago 5 New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 5 NY Rangers 2 Tampa Bay 2 Calgary 0 Anaheim 5 Edmonton 2 Today’s games Winnipeg at Boston, 11 a.m. San Jose at Colorado, 1 p.m. Nashville at Florida, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Buffalo, 5 p.m. NY Rangers at Toronto, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 5 p.m. Carolina at NY Islanders, 5 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 6 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Nashville at Carolina, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 6 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 6 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES Cougars 9, Blazers 5 Lightning 2, Flames 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Thompson TB (roughing) 5:10, O’Brien Cgy (roughing) 5:10, Westgarth Cgy (cross-checking) 5:10, Malone TB (fighting) 9:36, Westgarth Cgy (fighting) 9:36, Brewer TB (hooking) 16:38. Second Period 1. Tampa Bay, Palat 7 (Purcell, Barberio) 5:23. 2. Tampa Bay, Kucherov 5 (Palat, Carle) 10:20. Penalties — TB Bench (too many men) 3:01, Cammalleri Cgy (interference) 3:16, Cammalleri Cgy (closing hand on puck) 8:12, Gudas TB (holding) 14:03, Hudler Cgy (cross-checking) 16:19. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Gudas TB (tripping) 0:43, Brewer TB (cross-checking) 2:58, Giordano Cgy (hooking) 18:31.

Shots on goal by 13 6 10 — 5 8 6 —

Tampa Bay Calgary

29 19

Goal — Tampa Bay: Bishop (W, 22-5-3); Calgary: Ramo (L, 6-7-3). Ducks 5, Oilers 2 First Period 1. Edmonton, Gordon 6 (Smyth, Petry) :35. 2. Anaheim, Palmieri 8 (unassisted) :46. 3. Edmonton, Yakupov 8 (Perron, Hall) 11:06. 4. Anaheim, Lovejoy 2 (Koivu, Palmieri) 17:12. 5. Anaheim, Lovejoy 3 (Fowler, Beleskey) 19:55. Penalties — Ference Edm (holding) 2:08, Edm Bench (too many men) 4:57, Gagner Edm (hooking) 11:43. Second Period 6. Anaheim, Jackman 2 (Bonino, Silfverberg) 19:16. Penalties — Jones Edm (slashing) 11:12, Ference Edm (high-sticking) 13:02, Gordon Edm (interference) 19:36. Third Period 7. Anaheim, Cogliano 13 (unassisted) 11:16. Penalties — Hall Edm (high-sticking) 4:34, Beleskey Ana (hooking) 12:03, Cogliano Ana (hooking) 13:05, Vatanen Ana (high-sticking) 19:06. Shots on goal by Edmonton 10 3 5 — 18 Anaheim 16 14 7 — 37 Goal — Edmonton: Bryzgalov (L, 2-5-2); Anaheim: Hiller (W, 19-4-4). Blackhawks 5, Devils 3 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Fayne NJ (tripping) 0:42, NJ Bench (too many men) 3:39, Kruger Chi (hooking) 19:10. Second Period 1. Chicago, Sharp 23 (Toews) 1:34. 2. New Jersey, Greene 7 (Gionta, Bernier) 2:17. Penalties — Brookbank Chi (closing hand on puck) 6:25, Kruger Chi (holding) 15:54, Jagr NJ (hooking) 16:43. Third Period 3. Chicago, Saad 15 (Kane, Seabrook) 1:30. 4. Chicago, Sharp 24 (Seabrook, Keith) 2:44. 5. Chicago, Hossa 15 (Toews, Keith) 5:34. 6. New Jersey, Zidlicky 6 (Loktionov, Boucher) 7:09. 7. New Jersey, Zidlicky 7 (Gelinas, Henrique) 13:37 (pp). 8. Chicago, Sharp 25 (Keith) 18:32. Penalties — Kane Chi (hooking) 12:04. Shots on goal by Chicago 6 11 7 — 24 New Jersey 8 10 9 — 27 Goal — Chicago: Raanta (W, 11-1-3); New Jersey: Brodeur (L, 12-9-3). Penguins 5, RANGERS 2 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 22 (Crosby, Niskanen) 13:09 (pp). 2. Pittsburgh, Jokinen 10 (Gibbons, Vitale) 18:40. Penalties — Nash NYR (hooking) 11:11, Sill Pgh (high-sticking) 15:15. Second Period 3. Pittsburgh, Jokinen 11 (Gibbons, Sutter) 1:09. 4. Pittsburgh, Crosby 23 (Kunitz, Orpik) 18:29. Penalties — Jokinen Pgh (tripping) 16:21, Pyatt Pgh (cross-checking) 19:45. Third Period 5. NY Rangers, Zuccarello 10 (Pouliot, Brassard) 7:43. 6. NY Rangers, McDonagh 7 (Zuccarello, Girardi) 11:53. 7. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 23 (Crosby, Neal) 12:54. Penalties — Zuccarello NYR (high-sticking) 8:04, Crosby Pgh (roughing) 16:17, McDonagh NYR (roughing) 16:17. Shots on goal by NY Rangers 8 14 13 — 35 Pittsburgh 9 8 11 — 28 Goal — NY Rangers: Lundqvist (L, 12-16-2); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W, 23-10-1). 2014 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP PRELIMINARY ROUND Group A GP W OW OL L GF GA Pts x-Canada 4 3 0 1 0 19 12 10 x-U.S. 4 3 0 0 1 21 7 9 x-Czech Rep. 4 1 1 0 2 10 13 5 x-Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 16 17 3 r-Germany 4 1 0 0 3 7 24 3 Group B GP W OW OL L GF GA Pts x-Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 22 7 12 x-Finland 4 2 0 1 1 14 10 7 x-Russia 4 2 0 0 2 21 8 6 x-Switzerland 4 1 1 0 2 11 17 5 r-Norway 4 0 0 0 4 3 29 0 x — Clinched quarter-final berth; r — Will play relegation games. Note: Three points awarded for a regulation win, two for an overtime/shootout win and one for an overtime/shootout loss. PLAYOFFS Thursday’s results Relegation Game Norway 3 Germany 0 Quarter-finals Canada 4 Switzerland 1 Finland 5 Czech Republic 3 Russia 5 U.S. 3 Sweden 6 Slovakia 0 Friday’s games Relegation Game Germany 4 Norway 3 Saturday’s games Semifinals Sweden vs. Russia, 7 a.m. Canada vs. Finland, 11 a.m. Sunday’s games Relegation Game Germany vs. Norway, 4 a.m. Bronze Medal Game Sweden-Russia loser vs. Canada-Finland loser, 7 a.m. Gold Medal Game Sweden-Russia winner vs. Canada-Finland winner, 11 a.m.

Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Indiana 25 6 .806 d-Miami 24 8 .750 Atlanta 18 15 .545 d-Toronto 16 15 .516 Washington 14 16 .467 Detroit 14 19 .424 Chicago 13 18 .419 Charlotte 14 20 .412 Boston 13 20 .394 Cleveland 11 21 .344 Brooklyn 11 21 .344 Philadelphia 11 21 .344 New York 10 22 .313 Orlando 10 22 .313

Milwaukee GB — 1.5 8 9 10.5 12 12 12.5 13 14.5 14.5 14.5 15.5 15.5





Sacramento Utah

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct 26 7 .788 25 7 .781 25 8 .758 23 12 .657 22 13 .629 22 13 .629 19 12 .613 19 14 .576 16 16 .500 15 16 .484 15 17 .469 14 18 .438 13 19 .406

GB — 0.5 1 4 5 5 6 7 9.5 10 10.5 11.5 12.5

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d-Portland Oklahoma City d-San Antonio d-L.A. Clippers Houston Golden State Phoenix Dallas Minnesota New Orleans Denver Memphis L.A. Lakers

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Friday’s Games Toronto 101, Washington 88 New Orleans 95, Boston 92 Golden State 101, Atlanta 100 Houston 102, New York 100 L.A. Clippers 119, Dallas 112 Denver 111, Memphis 108 Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games Miami at Orlando, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Indiana, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Chicago, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Memphis at Detroit, 11 a.m. Golden State at Washington, 4 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 4 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. New York at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Soccer ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE GP W D L GF GA 20 14 3 3 39 18 20 14 2 4 57 23 20 13 4 3 38 19 20 12 3 5 46 23 20 10 8 2 32 19 20 11 4 5 24 25 20 10 4 6 33 24 20 10 3 7 29 25 20 7 6 7 26 23 20 6 5 9 22 25 20 6 5 9 19 25 20 5 7 8 19 30 20 5 6 9 26 28 20 4 9 7 23 27 20 5 5 10 17 33 20 6 1 13 21 42 20 4 6 10 15 32 20 5 2 13 13 29 20 3 6 11 19 30 20 3 5 12 15 33

Arsenal M. City Chelsea Liverpool Everton Tottenham M. United Newcastle Southampton Hull City Aston Villa Stoke Swansea West Brom Norwich Fulham Cardiff City C. Palace West Ham Sunderland


Clemson upsets Ohio State in Orange Bowl MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — For the second time in three years, Clemson fell apart at the Orange Bowl. Only this time, the Tigers found a way to recover.

Saturday, Jan. 11 Hull City vs. Chelsea, 1245 GMT Cardiff City vs. West Ham, 1500 GMT

Pts 45 44 43 39 38 37 34 33 27 23 23 22 21 21 20 19 18 17 15 14

Everton vs. Norwich, 1500 GMT Fulham vs. Sunderland, 1500 GMT Southampton vs. West Brom, 1500 GMT Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace, 1500 GMT Manchester United vs. Swansea, 1730 GMT Sunday, Jan. 12 Newcastle vs. Manchester City, 1405 GMT Stoke vs. Liverpool, 1610 GMT Monday, Jan. 13 Aston Villa vs. Arsenal, 2000 GMT ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP GP W D L GF GA Leicester 24 16 3 5 42 26 Burnley 24 13 8 3 36 18 Q.P.R. 24 13 7 4 26 14 Derby County 24 13 5 6 48 30 N. Forest 24 10 10 4 34 24 Ipswich 24 9 9 6 36 27 B.H.A 24 9 9 6 29 22 Leeds 24 10 5 9 35 28 Reading 24 9 8 7 31 29 Blackburn 24 9 7 8 30 28 W. Athletic 23 9 6 8 25 23 Blackpool 24 8 8 8 25 29 H. Town 24 8 7 9 33 29

And thanks to Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and plenty of others, the end result was Clemson’s biggest win in a generation. Boyd threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns, Watkins had a recordsetting night with 16 catches for 227 yards, and No. 12 Clemson rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 on Friday for the school’s first Orange Bowl win in 32 years. “We are Orange Bowl champs again,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney

Pts 51 47 46 44 40 36 36 35 35 34 33 32 31

Watford 23 Middlesbrough 24 Bournemouth 24 Birmingham 24 Bolton 24 C. Athletic 24 S. Wed. 23 Millwall 24 D. Rovers 24 Yeovil Town 23 Barnsley 24

7 7 8 7 6 5 4 5 5 4 3

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35 38 31 30 29 22 25 26 19 18 21

29 33 41 29 34 30 32 49 42 36 42

30 30 30 29 27 24 22 22 21 17 17

Friday, Jan. 10 Leicester vs. Derby County, 1945 GMT Saturday, Jan. 11 Sheffield Wednesday vs. Leeds, 1215 GMT Blackburn vs. Doncaster Rovers, 1500 GMT Blackpool vs. Middlesbrough, 1500 GMT Bolton vs. Nottingham Forest, 1500 GMT Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Birmingham, 1500 GMT Charlton Athletic vs. Barnsley, 1500 GMT Huddersfield Town vs. Millwall, 1500 GMT Ipswich vs. Queens Park Rangers, 1500 GMT Watford vs. Reading, 1500 GMT Wigan Athletic vs. Bournemouth, 1500 GMT Yeovil Town vs. Burnley, 1500 GMT

said. “Hey, listen: Two years ago we got our butts kicked on this field. And it has been a journey to get back. We’re 22-4 since that night. And we are the first team from the state of South Carolina to ever win a BCS game.” Boyd’s 5-yard pass to Stanton Seckinger with 6:16 remaining put the Tigers (11-2) ahead to stay on a night when they allowed 20 unanswered points in wasting an early 11-point lead. Watkins caught two scoring passes,

SCOTLAND PREMIERSHIP GP W D L GF GA 19 16 3 0 41 12 20 13 1 6 31 25 20 12 2 6 31 19 19 10 3 6 27 18 20 9 5 6 36 21 19 7 4 8 25 22 20 7 6 7 17 17 20 6 3 11 25 33 19 5 5 9 20 30 19 3 6 10 15 33 19 4 2 13 19 36 20 3 4 13 15 36

Celtic Motherwell Aberdeen Inverness CT D. United St. Johnstone Hibernian Kilmarnock St. Mirren Partick Thistle Ross County a-Hearts

Pts 51 40 38 33 32 25 27 21 20 15 14 -2

a-penalized 15 points Saturday’s Games Motherwell vs. Inverness CT, 1245 GMT Ross County vs. St. Johnstone, 1500 GMT Sunday’s Games St. Mirren vs. Celtic, 1245 GMT Dundee United vs. Hibernian, 1500 GMT Hearts vs. Partick Thistle, 1500 GMT Kilmarnock vs. Aberdeen, 1500 GMT

plus became Clemson’s career receptions leader and set an Orange Bowl record for yardage. Martavis Bryant caught two more TD passes for the Tigers, who posted consecutive 11-win seasons for the first time in school history. “It takes teams to win,” Swinney said. “And listen, we made enough mistakes to probably lose the game tonight. But we kept picking each other up. Our defence was awesome.”



SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

U.S. poised for growth 2014 COULD BE BETTER YEAR FOR ECONOMY AS FINANCES IMPROVE, GOV’T RESTRAINTS EASE: BERNANKE ke said during a speech to the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Philadelphia. Bernanke made a similar assessment of the economy at a Dec. 18 news conference after the Fed’s last meeting. At the meeting, the Fed announced it would begin in January to reduce its monthly bond purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion, noting signs of an improving economy. The bond purchases are intended to keep longterm interest rates low and encourage more borrowing and spending. Friday’s appearance was expected to be one of Bernanke’s final speeches as Fed chairman. He is stepping down at the end of this month after eight years leading the central bank. The Senate is expected to confirm Janet Yellen on Monday to be the next Fed chairman. She would take over on Feb. 1. In his speech, Bernanke said that he tried to make

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating. Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, Bernanke said. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases. The combination “bodes well for U.S. economic growth in coming quarters,” Bernan-

Ben Bernanke

the Fed more transparent and accountable while at the same time combating a deep recession and severe financial crisis. Making the Fed more transparent was an important goal for him when he took over in 2006. He cited his participation in more television interviews, his efforts to hold more town hall meetings and his visits to universities. Bernanke also added a quarterly news conference after four of the Fed’s eight policy meetings. “We took extraordinary measures to meet extraordinary economic challenges and we had to explain those measures to earn the public’s support and confidence,” Bernanke said. Bernanke said while the financial crisis has passed “the Fed’s need to educate and explain will only grow.”

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Ford ahead of the pack as auto sales surge




People enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, Spain, Friday. The Labor Ministry says the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 107,570 in December, the best drop on record for the month and welcome news for an economy struggling to emerge from more than two years of recession. Quarterly unemployment surveys — seen as more accurate by economists — show that Spain’s unemployment rate was 26 per cent in the third quarter, with 6 million people jobless. The rate is the second highest in the 28-country European Union after Greece. Banner reads “Employment office”.

Oil prices continue plunge BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The price of oil extended a week-long plunge Friday, falling 1.6 per cent to below US$94 a barrel as a rebounding U.S. economy drove the dollar higher and signs continue to emerge that there is an ample supply of crude worldwide. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery fell $1.48 to close at US$93.96 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international crude processed by many U.S. refineries, fell 89 cents to close at US$106.89 a barrel in London. U.S. crude fell by $2.98 on Thursday, the biggest one-day drop since November of 2012. Prices have fallen 6.4 per cent over the past week, after oil closed above $100 last Friday for first time since October. A financial recovery in the U.S. would typically



High Arctic among Alberta’s fastest growing businesses A Red Deer energy company made Alberta Venture’s 2014 list of the 50 fastest-growing businesses in the province. High Arctic Energy Services Inc., which provides specialized oilfield equipment and services in Western Canada as well as Papua, New Guinea, was listed at No. 34 on the magazine’s 50 Top Growth Champions list. It’s the only local company to make a listing that was dominated by Calgary and Edmonton firms. High Arctic made the local news last month when founder and former CEO Jed Wood sold off a big piece of the business — about 23 per cent of common shares. Wood said this didn’t reflect a lack of confidence in High Arctic, but meant he didn’t want to be so heavily invested in one public company. “It’s still a really great, solid company,” said Wood — a sentiment obviously shared by Alberta Venture magazine, which ranked businesses according to their revenue, assets and employee growth over a three-year period.

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drive oil prices higher, given the appetite of the world’s largest economy. But that recovery has been driven in part by a massive bond-buying program at the Federal Reserve that has encouraged investors to buy commodities, which had pushed prices higher. The Fed recently began winding that program down, however. That is helping to boost the value of the dollar and leading investors away from oil. A stronger greeback makes commodities such as oil that are priced in dollars more expensive for buyers using other currencies. Meanwhile, although demand is rising in the U.S., supplies appear to be sufficient. The U.S. Energy Department reported Friday that average petroleum demand over the past four weeks rose 3.3 per cent compared with last year.

Canadian auto sales surged four per cent in 2013, surpassing even year-ago totals when the industry returned to levels not seen since the Great Recession took a bite out of discretionary spending, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. DesRosiers said Friday that 1.74 million vehicles were sold in Canada last year, up from 1.67 million in 2012 when the industry completed its comeback from the recession, which drove sales down to 1.46 million vehicles in 2009. The numbers showed consumers were “shrugging off record debt levels and a lukewarm economic recovery” despite weakened sales figures from most in the industry in December, DesRosiers said in a commentary. “December is always an unpredictable month as consumers and manufacturers rush toward year-end, and this year had the ice storm in the eastern half of the country layered on top of the usual volatility.” Leading the way was Ford, which claimed the title of best-selling automaker in Canada for the fourth year in a row. The auto giant reported that 2013 was its best year in the last 16 as it saw overall car and truck sales increase by almost three per cent. Ford Canada said it sold 283,588 vehicles last year, compared with 276,068 in 2012, aided by strong demand for its popular F-Series pickup trucks. Despite the year-over-year gains, the carmaker reported declining sales in December. Total sales last month dropped 4.2 per cent to 16,161, versus 16,874 in December 2012. Ford’s December car sales saw a steep decline of nearly 20 per cent, dropping to 2,923 from 3,628 in December 2012. Yearly sales were almost unchanged, coming in at 68,341. It says truck sales also fell slightly last month to 13,238 from 13,246. For the year, truck sales climbed 3.5 per cent to 215,247 from 207,961 in 2012. “The great news for consumers is that 2014 will be another very competitive year in the industry and we look forward to introducing our fantastic new products,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.

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Companies on the list grew their revenues by an average of 68 per cent, their assets by 72 per cent and their employee count by 53 per cent. Topping the list is Red Rock Camps of Calgary, which provides remote camps with an upscale feel. High Arctic Energy Services, started in 1993, has undergone some changes and restructuring over the years, but has established itself as the dominant drilling contractor in Papua New Guinea, which has significant natural gas reserves and is developing a liquefied natural gas export industry.

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BlackBerry files patent infringement suit against Ryan Seacrest startup TORONTO — BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is suing Typo Products, a company co-founded by TV personality Ryan Seacrest, saying that its new iPhone case rips off the famous BlackBerry keyboard. In documents filed in a California court, BlackBerry accused Typo of copying its keyboard design in an effort to capitalize on the smartphone maker’s “commercial recognition and goodwill.” “Typo’s keyboard product has caused and is likely to continue to cause confusion, mistake and deception as to the source of origin of (its) products,” BlackBerry said in the filing. “(It) is likely to falsely suggest a sponsorship, connection, or association between Typo, its products, and its commercial activities with BlackBerry.” Typo Products did not respond to a request for

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Paying down debt remains top financial priority of Canadians: poll TORONTO — Paying down debt remains the top financial priority of Canadians, although a new poll says slightly fewer have made it their top pick compared with the previous two years. The poll, conducted for CIBC (TSX:CM) by Harris/ Decima, found that overall 16 per cent of respondents said lowering debt was their No. 1 priority for 2014. That was down one percentage point from 17 per cent in 2013 and in 2012. However, it was five percentage points better than the 11 per cent who said they would focus on building savings, up slightly from 10 per cent over the last several years. Next in order of importance were managing dayto-day spending and getting current bills paid, both selected by eight per cent of respondents. Retirement planning was the top focus of seven per cent of those surveyed, the same as last year but down from 11 per cent in 2012. “For the fourth year in a row, Canadians have told us their top financial priority is paying down their debt as we enter a new year,” said Christina Kramer, executive vice-president, retail distribution and channel strategy at CIBC.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cdn. National Railway . . . . . . Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . . . . . Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capital Power Corp . . . . . . . . Cervus Equipment Corp . . . . . Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . . . . . Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Motors Co. . . . . . . . . Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . . . . . Research in Motion. . . . . . . . . SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . . . . . Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . . . . . Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . First Quantum Minerals . . . . . Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . . . . Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . . . . Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teck Resources . . . . . . . . . . . Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Badger Daylighting Ltd. . . . . . Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . . . . . Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . . . . . Canyon Services Group. . . . . Cenovous Energy Inc. . . . . . . CWC Well Services . . . . . . . . Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Essential Energy. . . . . . . . . . . Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IROC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . . . . Penn West Energy . . . . . . . . . Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . . . . Precision Drilling Corp . . . . . . Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . Talisman Energy . . . . . . . . . . . Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . . . . Vermilion Energy . . . . . . . . . . Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . . . . . Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Great West Life. . . . . . . . . . . . IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intact Financial Corp. . . . . . . . Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Friday as mining stocks lost ground amid disappointing data from China. The S&P/TSX composite index declined 45.34 points to 13,548.85 as traders also looked ahead to the start of the U.S. fourth-quarter earnings season next week. The Canadian dollar rose 0.3 of a cent to 93.99 cents US. New York indexes were mixed amid bullish comments

on the American economy from outgoing Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke. Bernanke says Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases. Combined, those factors bode well for U.S. economic growth in coming quarters. The Dow Jones industrials rose 28.64 points to 16,469.99, the Nasdaq dipped 11.16 points to 4,131.91 while the S&P 500

index edged 0.61 of a point lower to 1,831.37. The coming week will see earnings reports from heavyweights including resource company Alcoa and financial giants American Express, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Bloomberg News says that earnings are expected to rise just 3.7 per cent in the fourth quarter, excluding financial companies. Hopes are high that strong earnings can support the huge runup on U.S. markets last year, particularly after the Fed sig-

nalled last month that it is winding down a key area of stimulus. The U.S. Federal Reserve ended months of speculation last month and announced it would be cutting back on its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases. Those purchases are credited with supporting a strong rally on stock markets in 2013, including a 30 per cent surge in the S&P 500 to a record high. Meanwhile, base metal prices backed off as China’s official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to a fourmonth low, coming in at 54.6 in December from 56 in November. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. China is the world’s secondbiggest economy and its double digit growth of the past and huge appetite for commodities had been a huge plus for a resourcebased market like the TSX. But traders have had to get used to a more modest growth rate of between seven and 7.5 per cent as the Chinese government keeps the lid on growth in order to keep inflation under control. “The days of 10 per cent growth are gone and they’re gone mainly because the government doesn’t want it anyways,” observed Andrew Pyle, investment adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Peterborough, Ont. He added that there are concerns that growth could even go below seven per cent. “China GDP growth going down below seven per cent would have a dramatic impact on resources in general, so it wouldn’t be just be base metals, it would be crude and everything else.” North American markets got off to a lacklustre start to 2014 trading Thursday amid a slate of data showing manufacturing sectors in China, the U.S. and Canada still expanding but at a slower pace. The base metals sector was down 1.4 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost three cents to US$3.35 a pound. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) shed eight cents to C$2.92 while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lost 69

cents to $26.89. The gold sector gave up early gains to post a loss of about one per cent as February bullion gained $13.40 to US$1,238.60 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 42 cents to C$23.71. Energy stocks also weighed on the TSX as crude fell six per cent this past week due to growing inventories in the U.S. and an expected recovery in Libyan production. The energy sector lost 0.6 per cent as February crude on the Nymex fell $1.48 to US$93.96 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) shed 32 cents to C$35.03. Tech stocks were mixed with Celestica (TSX:CLS) ahead 11 cents to $11.12. But BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares lost 12 cents to $8.09 as it said that it is suing Typo Products, a company co-founded by TV personality Ryan Seacrest, saying that its new iPhone case rips off the famous BlackBerry keyboard. Automakers also released December sales figures for the U.S. Chrysler said its U.S. sales rose six per cent in the final month of the year and posted a nine per cent rise for 2013. Ford’s sales for December in the U.S. rose 1.8 per cent, lower than the 5.9 per cent gain that was expected. Ford’s U.S. sales jumped 11 per cent in 2013 to nearly 2.5 million — a six-year high and its shares were seven cents higher to US$15.51. General Motors’ December U.S. sales fell more than six per cent, but the company still finished the year with a 7.3 per cent increase. GM shares fell 3.37 per cent to $39.57. North American markets closed little changed for the week with the TSX down 39 points while the Dow shed eight points. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,548.85 down 45.34 points TSX Venture Exchange — 944.71 up 5.50 points

TSX 60 — 778.75 down 3.30 points Dow — 16,469.99 up 28.64 points S&P 500 — 1,831.37 down 0.61 of a point Nasdaq — 4,131.91 down 11.16 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 93.99 cents US, up 0.30 of a cent Pound — C$1.7464, down 0.91 of a cent Euro — C$1.4458, down 1.29 cents Euro — US$1.3590, down 0.77 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.96 per barrel, down $1.48 (February contract) Gold futures: US$1,238.60 per oz., up $13.40 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: Closed through Jan. 3. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: Jan. ’14 $1.00 higher $433.10; March ’14 $0.60 higher $442.00; May ’14 $0.60 higher $450.80; July ’14 $0.70 higher $459.20; Nov. ’14 $0.70 higher $472.30; Jan ’15 $0.80 higher $477.90; March ’15 $1.10 higher $483.20; May ’15 $1.20 higher $487.40; July ’15 $1.20 higher $487.10; Nov ’15 $1.20 higher $483.30; Jan. ’16 $1.20 higher $483.30. Barley (Western): March ’14 unchanged $146.00; May ’14 unchanged $148.00; July ’14 unchanged $148.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $148.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $148.00; March ’15 unchanged $148.00; May ’15 unchanged $148.00; July ’15 unchanged $148.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $148.00; Dec. ’15 unchanged $148.00; March ’16 unchanged $148.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 230,840 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 230,840.

Danish shipper plans more commercial travel in Northwest Passage BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The company that made the first commercial transit of the Northwest Passage plans to increase its shipments through the legendary waterway next year, suggesting such traffic is coming sooner than anyone anticipated. “We hope and expect to do it,” said Christian Bonfils of Nordic Bulk Carriers, the Danish shipper which owns the Nordic Orion. The vessel made history last September when it hauled 15,000 tonnes of coal to Finland from Vancouver through waters that were once impen-


BERNANKE: Defends policy Bernanke also used his speech to make some pointed remarks at Congress. He said “excessively tight” budget policies had been counterproductive. “With fiscal and monetary policy working in opposite directions, the recovery is weaker than it otherwise would be,” Bernanke said. Bernanke also defended the central bank against critics who say the Fed’s massive bond purchases have had little effect on jumpstarting the recovery. “Economic growth might well have been considerably weaker, or even negative, without substantial monetary policy support,” Bernanke said. He noted economic research that supported the benefits of the Fed’s bond purchases. In response to an audience question, Bernanke criticized legislation pending in Congress that would allow the Government Accountability Office to expand its audits of the Fed to look at decisions on interest rates. The GAO, the auditing arm of Congress, can currently conduct audits of the Fed. But it is prohibited from investigating its interest rate decisions. Bernanke said passage of this legislation would be a bad idea because it would harm the Fed’s independence. He said such independence is necessary to assure markets that the Fed is not being swayed by political interests.

etrable ice. It took four days less than it would have taken to traverse the Panama Canal, and its greater depths allowed the Orion to carry about 25 per cent more coal. Sailing through the passage saved the company about $200,000 and resulted in a nicely profitable voyage. “We had a very smooth voyage and not any major delays,” said Bonfils. “We’re very pleased about it.” The company is talking with the Canadian government about ramping up those shipments, Bonfils said. “It’s a bit too early to say,” said Bonfils from Copenhagen, Denmark. “The window for doing this changes every

year. We need to slowly explore what is actually possible to do here.” A federal spokesman confirmed the company has broached its plans for multiple transits with the government. “Nordic Bulk Carriers representatives have met with Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada representatives to discuss anticipated transits in 2014 through the Northwest Passage,” said Kevin Hill of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is responsible for the Coast Guard. Those discussions have included possible icebreaker assistance, Hill said. That means an era that many ex-

perts relegated to the future is already here, said Rob Huebert, an Arctic policy expert at the University of Calgary. “The game is afoot,” he said. Huebert suggested that previous surveys reporting almost no interest in the Northwest Passage were simply the result of shippers playing their cards close to their vests. “When you look at the number of ice-strengthened vessels that came out of the woodwork for (Russia’s) Northern Sea Route, it’s obvious that some companies have been quickly building up capacity. It’s obvious now the companies aren’t being forthright in terms of what their capabilities are.”

pickup trucks and other light vehicles totalled 15,445 units, a five per cent increase from 14,756 in December 2012. It sold 5,400 Ram pickup trucks in December, up nine per cent from 4,987 in December 2012, while for the fullyear Ram sales climbed 16 per cent to 78,793 from 67,634 in 2012. “2013 was a great sales year for Chrysler Canada,” said David Buckingham, chief operating officer for Chrysler Canada. General Motors saw its combined car and truck retail and fleet sales jump 3.6 per cent in 2013 to 234,944 vehicles from 225,825 in 2012. The increase was attributed to a 5.4 per cent hike in truck sales, offset by a 0.4 per cent drop in car sales. It reported that overall sales last month were also strong, as it delivered 16.5 per cent more vehicles in December — a total of 17,036 compared with 14,623 in December 2012. Meanwhile, Japanese automaker Toyota Inc. saw a 1.7 per cent jump in total sales as it delivered 195,360 units last year. Its December sales also grew 3.6 per cent to 10,960 units, helped by demand for its RAV4 sport-utility vehicles. Honda Canada says combined sales from its Honda and Acura division rose 10 per cent last year as the company recorded its best annual sales in five years. It sold 164,236 cars from both di-

visions in 2013, with Honda selling 145,231 units and Acura 19,005 units. For December, Honda saw an overall increase of 0.8 per cent in vehicle sales, with a 1.2 per cent gain in Honda sales to 11,542 units pulled down by a 1.6 per cent drop in Acura sales to 1,774 units. Nissan also reported that it had its best total sales ever in 2013, as it sold 91,551 vehicles, a 11.4 per cent increase over 2012. For December, it sold 6,896 units from both its Nissan and Infiniti divisions, up 40 per cent from 4,909 in December 2012.

of year,” according to the weekly status report. U.S. oil production is rising dramatically and there is a chance that additional sources of crude may soon become available. Protests at one of Libya’s largest oil fields reportedly ended Thursday, which could allow the field to restart production and deliver more than 300,000 barrels of daily production to the global market. Libya remains unstable, however, and on Sunday a militia group that shut down most of the nation’s oil terminals for months threatened to cut off natural gas deliveries to the capital. “While recent announcements of a similar nature have failed to materialize and the situation in the east of the country remains in a deadlock, the potential of additional sweet crude supplies are serving to weigh further,” JBC Energy said from Vienna.

OIL: Production up dramatically While oil stocks fell by seven million barrels, that is “above the upper limit of the average range for this time


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RISE ABOVE If you are tired of shovelling snow, you can rise above it. Snowshoes can take you places where it is hard to walk, run or even ski. A group of local people hit Red Deer trails on New Year’s Day on snowshoes. Starting from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, they marched penguinstyle, north to McKenzie Trails. A sense of adventure made them leave the trails to follow animal tracks into the woods. There they discovered snowy archways, snow-covered trees and even birds snacking from a giant bird feeder high in the trees.

Along the way they learned that even on snowshoes you can sink to your hips in soft, deep snow, that snow-covered logs or branches can be hazards, and that ski poles are helpful to keep your balance — especially in wooded areas. Other Red Deer areas that are prime snowshoe territory are trails at Heritage Ranch, the Pines Escarpment (between 67th Street and 77th Street), River Bend Golf Course, and Gaetz Lake Sanctuary behind the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. If you want to try the sport, Kerry Wood Nature Centre rents snowshoes for $5 an hour or $10 for a 24-hourperiod.

Laurie Trevor, Les Trevor, Deb Murray and Marilyn Ganger in the woods behind McKenzie Trails on New Year’s Day morning.

Deb Murray and Marilyn Ganger examine a tree encased in snow.

Michelle Quigg looks at the birds high in the trees at McKenzie Trails.

Carolyn Martindale (front) and Deb Murray snowshoeing through the woods in McKenzie Trail.

Snowshoers take a break under a snowy arch in the woods at McKenzie Trails. Left to right are Marilyn Ganger, Laurie Trevor, Deb Murray and Les Trevor.


FRONT THE HUB TO HERALD YEAR OF THE HORSE Ring in the Year of the Horse at a special Cultural Cafe at The Hub on Jan. 30. The Chinese New Year will be celebrated from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meet new friends and learn about the Chinese culture. Refreshments will be served. Listen to Chinese contemporary and traditional music and a presentation by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort.

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SPRUCE VIEW MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN COLLISION A British Columbia man has been fined $2,000 for a traffic violation that caused a head-on collision and killed a motorcyclist in September near Spruce View. Cody Donald McMillan, 30, pleaded guilty to driving left of centre in Red Deer provincial court on Friday before Judge John Holmes. Motorcyclist Brian John Woolston, 44, of Spruce View, died upon impact. Woolston was born in England and moved to Canada in 1998 with his wife Zoe. He was a motorcycle instructor for many years. Crown prosecutor Jason Snider told the court that the collision occurred when McMillan was driving his truck westbound

while pulling a camper west of Spruce View on Hwy 54 on Sept. 13 at about 10 a.m. The transportation of farm equipment was slowing traffic, causing a lineup of vehicles in the westbound lane. McMillan braked heavily to avoid the vehicle in front of him and his truck entered the eastbound lane, where Woolston was struck. Defence lawyer Will Willms said there was little shoulder on the right side of the road and his client acknowledged his actions caused his truck to move into the other lane. “He could not react with sufficient time,” Willms said. He said alcohol, road and environment

conditions, nor driving while sleepy were factors in the tragic event. Innisfail RCMP said earlier that speed was not involved. Both the motorcycle and truck were destroyed in the collision. When McMillan was asked if he had anything to say during the proceedings on Friday, he turned to the courtroom to tell Woolston’s family he was sorry. Holmes said it was a traffic offence so it must be punished as a traffic offence rather than a criminal offence. McMillan did not have an Alberta driver’s licence so a driving suspension could not be imposed by the court. A $2,000 fine was the maximum fine allowed.


ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT Rare are the opportunities to eat and drink to the memory of a poet. On Jan. 25, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 35 in Red Deer, one of those opportunities presents itself, as Robbie Burns Night will be celebrated. In honour of the Scottish wordsmith, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is hosting a supper of “turkey, roastit bubbly jock wi’ stuffin intilt, champit tatties and mashed neeps, gravy, haggis and apple pie” that will feature a piping in of the haggis by the band. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. Tickets ($30) are available from any pipe band member or from the front desk at the Legion. They should be purchased in advance. For more information, call Arnie MacAskill at 403-7827183.

FIREFIGHTERS TO PICK UP CHRISTMAS TREES Members of the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity will once again round up Christmas trees in Red Deer starting on Monday. Residents are asked to place the trees on their front lawns for pickup. Volunteers will collect the trees all week. “Christmas tree pickup is not a city funded service so we really rely on the generosity of Red Deerians’ donations to keep this annual campaign alive,” said Dan Henschel, a Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity member. “On behalf of the Red Deer Firefighters and Local 1190, we thank all residents for their continued support.” Donations to the charity can be made directly to the firefighter picking up the tree or mailed in the pre-addressed envelope left in the mailbox. Receipts are issued for donations upon request. Donations to the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity are used to support local children’s charities.

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Broadway Baby: the life of an actress in New York City was this week’s program as part of the First Thursdays in the Snell Free Lunchtime Concerts. Red Deer native Wilmari Myburgh (right) and pianist Ben Burg performed for an appreciative audience at the Red Deer Public Library’s Snell Auditorium.

Spandy Andy goes viral again – with young partner BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s ever-sunny street performer Spandy Andy is co-starring in another video-gone-viral. The four-minute clip, Happiest Street Performer in the World Shown Up by Little Guy, has racked up more than a million YouTube views. It shows the colourfully clad Andy dancing with abandon along with a fleet-footed toddler at a Scottish fringe festival. The Huffington Post calls it “the greatest show ever,” while the Daily Mail online proclaims “Is this the most joyful street performance ever?” The video starts with Spandy Andy dancing in the rain before a crowd of onlookers at the Edinburgh festival in the summer of 2012. The veteran street performer notices a tyke bopping along to the music at the sidelines. Andy approaches him, gives the kid a high five and waves him encouragingly into the dance. The little guy proceeds to twirl and weave around like nobody’s business. For more than three minutes, the toddler busts freestyling moves that require both fancy footwork and waving motions with his arms. At one point, Spandy Andy tries to wrap up the dance but the kid just won’t quit. Andy watches the tyke with seeming dumbfounded admiration, then shrugs and continues dancing. At the end of their impromptu pairs routine, performed to We No Speak Americano by Yolanda Be Cool, Spandy Andy goes to his tips jar and hands the toddler a coin from it. Spandy Andy Rimer, who grew up in Red Deer but lives in Vancouver when he isn’t

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Spandy Andy, a street performer originally from Red Deer, and a young boy get ready to dance. Please see video at travelling the globe, said this latest video caught him by surprise. While it was filmed by an onlooker more than a year and a half ago, it didn’t catch on until the end of 2013. Andy heard popular sites such as the CHIVE and MailOnline put the video directly onto their websites, and people have been sharing it through social media. He had to watch it to see what the fuss was about. Andy believes the appeal is that the little boy was dancing like no one was watching. “I love seeing kids just let loose and have fun with me during my performances ... I wish more adults would do the same.” This isn’t the first time Spandy Andy has appeared in a viral video. Last January, his gutsy performance at St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia, produced more than five million views. In that more adult-themed video, the compact street performer is seen doing some twerking, hip thrusting and imitating

Trial awaits man over alleged attack in Innisfail park An Innisfail man charged after a 14-year-old boy was attacked at an Innisfail park in the summer is going to trial on Oct. 24. Innisfail RCMP previously said the youth was allegedly assault-

a seagull to Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO, as beach-goers cheer him on. Spandy Andy has appeared on the TV shows So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Wipeout Canada and was proclaimed Canada’s Freshest Dancer in 2009 at the Colgate MaxFresh Competition in Toronto, where he won $10,000. He is next planning to return to Australia before heading to Russia to street dance during the Olympic Games.

ed with his own skateboard, which resulted in four stitches to the back of his head. Three male youths, ages 14, 15 and 17, of Innisfail, are also each charged with assault. Some people called the incident bullying. Connor Posner, 20, was charged with assault with a weapon and robbery. His trial is expected to take half a day.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014



BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Just before Christmas, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Middle East in a century dumped several inches of snow on the hills of Bethlehem. In addition to shuttering schools and businesses, the storm caused runoff to trickle down the walls of the Church of the Nativity, built above the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Fortunately, the water damage was relatively minor, church officials say, thanks to a rare cooperative venture already underway to repair the basilica’s roof, leaky windows and old wooden beams, some 1,500 years old. “There were still leaks, but thanks to the scaffolding that was erected for the restoration work, the damage was controlled,” said the Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custodian of the Holy Land for the Roman Catholic Church. In what some are calling the biggest miracle in Bethlehem since the birth of Jesus, the three churches that share responsibility for the Nativity church put aside centuries of tense relations this past year to ensure the job gets done. In an act of diplomatic prowess, the Palestinian Authority persuaded the Latin (Roman Catholic), Greek Orthodox and Apostolic Armenian churches to sign an agreement permitting the restoration of the church, whose basilica was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian about 600 A.D. The original Church of the Nativity, built in A.D. 330 by the Roman Emperor Constantine, was mostly destroyed 200 years later. The existing church was built on the same site. Rainwater has been damaging the church’s infra-

structure and artwork for more than a century, but infighting over which church has authority prevented a resolution. The repairs, being carried out by an Italian restoration company, will cost about $2.6 million. Various governments and donors will foot the bill. But “money was never the main problem,” Pizzaballa insisted. “The problem was taking personal responsibility,” he said. The Palestinian Authority launched efforts to bring the churches together after it persuaded UNESCO, the cultural wing of the United Nations, to designate it an “endangered” world heritage site in 2012. The designation is intended for sites that are in imminent danger of collapse. Israel, which captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war, said UNESCO used the designation to strengthen Palestinian claims over the disputed territory. The Nativity church is the first site under Palestinian control to receive heritage status. Politics aside, no one disputes that the basilica is in a sorry state. Inside the stone church, the towering walls and 18-foot high columns are discolored and peeling, and the windows let in rain and cold air. But the most pressing problem is the roof, said the Rev. Peter Vasko, president of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, a church agency that provides scholarships, subsidized housing and jobs to Christians. Standing just outside the church where busloads of Christians and some Muslims were waiting patiently for their turn to enter the basilica the Sunday before Christmas, Vasko said “leaks have weakened

the roof, and we are taking precautions to prevent it from toppling on pilgrims.” Despite the scaffolding, the church itself was packed with thousands of faithful from dozens of countries. Hundreds of other visitors posed for photos in front of a giant Christmas tree and Nativity scene erected in adjoining Manger Square. David Nour, a Palestinian Christian who had brought his wife and two daughters to Bethlehem from nearby Beit Sahour, said the repairs “are very important because this is our legacy to our children.” While Nour lauded the monumental efforts to salvage the church, he said that without jobs and the ability to traverse Israeli checkpoints, the tiny community of West Bank Christians — whose numbers have been decimated by emigration over the decades — will eventually disappear, leaving only the churches. “Bethlehem is a small place, and without the ability to get to enter Jerusalem without a special permit, or to travel freely within the West Bank, business suffers,” said Nour, who owns a design and printing company. “Repairing the church is important but improving our living conditions is even more important,” he said. Still, as Christmas approaches, the first baby steps provided a sign of hope. The effort to restore the church has helped “unblock the complicated relations” that have existed between the various churches for centuries, said Pizzaballa, the Catholic Church’s custodian of the Holy Land. “We were each into our own way of doing things,” he said. “This forced us to find a solution together.” Michele Chabin writes for Religion News Service

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8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 9:00 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 7:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemporary Eucharist


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SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

Reeling in the unusual REEL MOVIE MONDAYS LINEUP OFFERS A LOOK AT AN ICON, AN EXAMINATION OF THE HUMAN IMPACT ON OUR WATER SUPPLIES AND MUCH MORE BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Reel Movie Mondays has a variety of independent films up its sleeve for its winter series that runs from Jan. 13 to March 10. The films range from a documentary detailing Earth’s most precious resource — water — to one of the first feature films ever shot in Saudi Arabia by a female director. That being said, the film the group says is sure to garner a full theatre is Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, airing on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Carnival Cinemas in Red Deer. “We think Mandela will be very popular, just because of the time and his recent passing. It’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” said Karli Kendall, programming assistant with Reel Movie Mondays. “We’ve already had a few people coming in just to get that ticket.” Other motion pictures in the lineup include Watermark on Jan. 13, Wadjda on Jan. 27, The Crash Reel on Feb. 10 and Philomena on March 10. They all show at 7 p.m. at Carnival Cinemas. Watermark follows acclaimed environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky explore the human impact on H2O around the globe from canals to sacred bathing in the Allahabad. Wadjda, directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female director Haifaa Al-Mansour, takes a deeper look into the story of a 10-year-old girl who desperately wants a bicycle in a suburb of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Extreme sports are put under a lens for The Crash Reel, trailing the ups and downs of snowboarder Kevin Pearce after a near-fatal accident. Nelson Mandela’s epic and difficult climb to become South Africa’s first democratically elected leader takes the big screen in Long Walk to Freedom and is based on of his autobiography of the same name. Lastly, Philomena, starring Judi Dench, weaves together the tale of an Irish woman looking for the child she was shamed into giving up by the church because she was an unwed mother in the 1950s. About 195 tickets are available for each film. “We always try to have a mix: a documentary, a foreign language film, a Canadian film,” Kendall said. Reel Movie Mondays, a cultural and educational organization run by the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, is celebrating its 12th season. It is also operated in partnership with Film Circuit, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival and its sponsors and supporters. Selections for the spring season have also been lined up and will feature a First Nations movie, a Japanese film and one from India. “Personally I just hope people take away that this is a unique opportunity to see independent films that aren’t always necessarily shown in centres of our size,” Kendall said. Movies for the special Monday programming are chosen by a group of about nine members who go through a film package circulated by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that outlines the upcoming films available

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Watermark, above, will be shown on Jan. 13 as part of the Reel Movies Monday lineup. The schedule also includes Wadjda on Jan. 27, The Crash Reel on Feb. 10, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (shown at left), on Feb. 24 and Philomena on March 10. They all show at 7 p.m. at Carnival Cinemas. for distribution. All new members also have the option of choosing to sign up for the selecting committee. “We have a meeting, look at trailers and discuss what we’d like to bring in,” Kendall said. “When we can’t all get together, we have the selecting members email us their top 10 choices and we go from there with a ranking of the most popular.” The choices are then submitted back to TIFF and the titles are sent out depending on availability. Packages of five tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Single tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships and tickets can be purchased in advance at Red Deer Museum and Gallery. For more information, visit www.


Grudge Match 1.5 stars (out of four) Rated: 14A

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Does the punch you see coming hurt any less? So too with Grudge Match, a clichéd, imagination-free slog that puts Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and Raging Bull’s Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) in the ring together. The path of this slimly written halfhearted comedy is obvious from the first bell. Boxing flick Grudge Match reeks not of ringside liniment and sweat but rather a late-career cash grab for its stars as they exploit far better work done years earlier. Even their character names lack imagination: Stallone plays Henry “Razor” Sharp, a mumbling steelworker with a heart of gold. De Niro is flamboyant steak house and used car dealership owner Billy “The Kid” McDonnen. The former boxing legends were to determine who ruled the ring 30 years previous, a finale that was put on hold

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Sylvester Stallone as Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp, Robert De Niro as Billy ‘The Kid’ McDonnen and Kevin Hart as Dante Slate, Jr., in a scene from Grudge Match. by one of them at the last minute. Enter annoying motormouth marketer Dante Slate, Jr. (Kevin Hart), the son of the fighters’ original promoter. Slate comes up with a genius plan to exploit the boxers’ well-known rivalry by finally staging that deciding bout. Behold Grudgement Day; brought to you by Geritol. Really. McDonnen is the glib gadfly who loves to hold court at his bar while going on about his glory days while Sharp, echoing Rocky Balboa with every mushmouth line, is the lunch-bucket-toting working stiff who prefers to keep his past locked away. They hate each other for a variety of reasons, but economics have convinced them — especially the very reluctant Sharp — to step into the ring again.

Alan Arkin plays Sharp’s irascible trainer, coaxed out of retirement to get his boy ready for battle again. When not complaining about his prostate or goading Slate, he turns down his hearing aid and pretends deafness. His crabby shenanigans wear out quickly, thanks to Tim Kelleher’s and Rodney Rothman’s TV sitcom-like script, which uses repetition as a way to fish for laughs. The arrival of Sharp’s ex-girlfriend (a facially immobile Kim Basinger) and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal as the son McDonnen never knew he had, give rise to the inevitable training montages that lead to the final showdown. Once in the ring, the combatants

dramatically toss off their robes to look like a pair of raw turkey necks in satin trunks. Stallone is the far fitter of the pair to be sure, but gravity has come out swinging and it’s not pretty. Surprisingly, director Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Get Smart) stages a final battle that, for all its energetic and remarkably violent tone, uses unexpected restraint in keeping the outcome under wraps. There’s little finesse elsewhere in the process, however and much of the battle echoes earlier Rocky flicks, right down to a massively swollen eye and the possibility Stallone will bellow: “Cut me!” Linda Barnard is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey. The show’s new season premieres on Sunday at 9 p.m. on PBS. Last season’s finale drew 8.2 million U.S. viewers, most of them left shattered by Matthew’s demise as they faced the long wait to see how the Downton elite and underclass would cope. In November there was a bit of good news for rabid fans with the announcement that, yes, next year there will be a fifth season. That news freed viewers to fret about their favourite show’s fate beyond 2015: How many years will Downton carry on? Just ask Downton executive producer Gareth Neame. Everybody else has. “We know there’s going to be more than five,” he replies patiently, “and I know there’s going to be less than 10. I don’t know what happens between now and then.” Neame is the managing director of London-based Carnival Films and a Downton executive producer who, a few years ago, put the show in motion over dinner with Julian Fellowes, the Oscar-winning writer of the 2001 murder mystery Gosford Park. Neame was a fan of that ensemble drama, set at an English country house in the 1930s where a party of wealthy Brits and their servants convened for a shooting weekend. He proposed that Fellowes create a series with the same social stratification, politesse and melodrama. Its starting point was rolled back to the eve of World War I. With Carnival (whose credits include such series as Jeeves and Wooster, Traffik and Whitechapel) set to produce, Neame sold Downton to the British

commercial network ITV. “I wanted to position the show on a very broad mainstream entertainment channel,” he says. But in the U.S., no commercial networks were biting (ironically, not even NBC, whose parent company owns Carnival Films). Neame found a buyer instead in public television’s Masterpiece anthology. But it goes without saying the series caught on far beyond that — in more than 200 countries. “They’re crazy for it in China,” marvels Nichol, who found out firsthand on a visit there: “I’ve seen me speaking Mandarin!” “The show is everything






NEW YORK — As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, Downton Abbey remains a saga about elegance, tradition and gentility — and the pressures of preserving them. On the premiere, airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on PBS, Lady Mary Crawley has buckled under the weight of widowhood six months after her husband, Matthew, perished in a car crash. Inconsolable at the start of the episode, Mary (played by Michelle Dockery) dismisses their infant son as “a poor little orphan.” Her father, Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), wrestles with business pressures: the death of Matthew and the absence of a will have thrown the Downton manor, already financially fragile, into further crisis. Meanwhile, the modern world of 1922 bears down on the Downton hidebound. Just consider the encroachment of an electric mixer, the newest threat to the culinary status quo over which Mrs. Patmore reigns in the kitchen. Even so, Mrs. Patmore remains squat, high-strung yet unbending under the pressures of keeping the Downton nobility well-fed. In a recent interview, Lesley Nichol, who plays her, recalls filming the series’ original episode with Mrs. Patmore “shouting at everybody and being horrible. As an actor you go, ‘Is she just a plain, nasty piece of work?”’ But Nichol says she was set straight by the series’ historical adviser, who reminded her that the character is “solely responsible for the food in that house. If you go to dinner at Downton, it’s got to be the best you’ve ever had. Sometimes people are harsh because they need things to be right.” That was a key ingredient for playing Mrs. Patmore, but the recipe keeps the pressure on Nichol to look authentic doing it, because “viewers are looking for mistakes — they are!” With a lifetime of credits that include the musical Mamma Mia! and the films East Is East and its sequel, West Is West, Nichol must rely on her acting chops to be convincing as a cook, because (she readily confesses) she isn’t one in real life: While her husband likes to throw dinner parties, “I’m front-of-the-house,” she explains with a laugh. “I do the talking and the pouring of the drinks.” It’s no secret that Downton Abbey has dined out on startling success from almost the first moment it hit the air in Britain in 2010 (three months before its U.S. debut). It has gained a firm foothold in the culture, won 10 Emmys and two Golden Globes, and found a robust audience that rose to the challenge of calling it Downton, not “Downtown.”

I’d hoped for, times 100,” says Neame. But when success is multiplied, so, often, is accompanying pressure. “There’s such an insatiable demand for the show. So much is expected of it!” Neame works closely on the story lines with Fellowes, whom he credits as “the sole writer and the creator of the show” while describing his own role as “ultimate custodian of the whole thing. “Julian and I are making the show we want to make,” he says. “It’s our cup of tea. We make it for us, and then, hopefully, people will come along.” But at some point in the not-toovery-distant future, those people will be forced to say goodbye. Then Lady Mary, Lord Robert, Mrs. Patmore and the rest will be consigned to viewers’ memories (and reruns, of course). “There are only seven stories,” says Neame, citing a familiar literary thesis, “and I think the challenge with a long-running TV show is to retell those seven stories without anyone noticing. But there could come a time where we’ll be going, ‘What do we do now?’ And I don’t want to get to that place. “I think the show is in very good health at the moment,” he declares. “But people should enjoy it while it’s there. “It won’t be there forever.”

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Dear Annie: Years ago, Ann Landers published to buy wrinkle cream. Lord knows she needs it. And an essay about a woman who sees a stranger in the money isn’t the only thing I think she is stealing. mirror. Can you reprint it? It’s very apropos to what Food seems to disappear at an alarming rate -- essome of my friends and I are going through. — North- pecially the good stuff like ice cream, cookies and ern California Girl candy. I can’t seem to keep that stuff in the house Dear Northern California: Here is an anymore. MITCHELL edited version of Rose Mula’s piece, copyShe must have a real sweet tooth, but & SUGAR righted in 1999. If you would like to read she’d better watch it, because she is remore of Rose’s work, it is available at ally packing on the pounds. I suspect she realizes this, and to make herself feel better, she is tampering with my scale to The Stranger in My House make me think I am putting on weight, too. by Rose Madeline Mula For an old lady, she is quite childish. She likes to play nasty games, like going into my closets when I’m A very weird thing has happened. A strange old not home and altering my clothes so they don’t fit. lady has moved into my house. I have no idea who And she messes with my files and papers so I can’t she is, where she came from, or how she got in. I cer- find anything. This is particularly annoying since I tainly did not invite her. All I know is that one day, am extremely neat and organized. She also fiddles she wasn’t there, and the next day, she was. with my VCR so it does not record what I have careShe is a clever old lady, and manages to keep out fully and correctly programmed. of sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirShe has found other imaginative ways to annoy ror, I catch a glimpse of her. And whenever I look in me. She gets into my mail, newspapers and magathe mirror to check my appearance, there she is, hog- zines before I do, and blurs the print so I can’t read ging the whole thing, completely obliterating my gor- it. And she has done something really sinister to geous face and body. This is very rude. I have tried the volume controls on my TV, radio and telephone. screaming at her, but she just screams back. Now, all I hear are mumbles and whispers. If she insists on hanging around, the least she She has done other things -- like make my stairs could do is offer to pay part of the rent, but no. Every steeper, my vacuum cleaner heavier and all my once in a while, I find a dollar bill stuck in a coat knobs and faucets harder to turn. She even made my pocket or some loose change under a sofa cushion, bed higher so that getting into and out of it is a real but it is not nearly enough. challenge. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I think Lately, she has been fooling with my groceries she is stealing money from me. I go to the ATM and before I put them away, applying glue to the lids, withdraw $100, and a few days later, it’s all gone. I making it almost impossible for me to open the jars. certainly don’t spend money that fast, so I can only Is this any way to repay my hospitality? conclude the old lady is pilfering from me. You’d think she would spend some of that money Please see ANNIE on Page C7


You have a Diploma/Degree in Child & Youth Care or equivalent and experience working with children and youth with complex emotional needs. A vehicle and valid Operator’s Licence is required for this rewarding position. We thank all applicants. If your skill set matches those of other competitions, you may also be considered for other positions. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Location: Red Deer We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate. Please send resume, quoting the competition number 13-143R before January 11, 2014 to:

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Join us in leading the way and making a difference in the lives of children & youth in care. As a Child and Youth Care Worker you will be responsible for a variety of duties including: evaluating needs, facilitating positive contact, assisting youth to develop life skills, adaptive behavior, and build meaningful relationships. You will be both willing and able to assist with personal care as well as light housekeeping. You will also be available to work varied shifts including evenings and weekends.

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Dear Harlan; I’ve been sort HARLAN of dating a guy for five months, COHEN but he has a girlfriend. We love each other and he claims he’s unhappy in his relationship, but won’t leave his girlfriend. He tells me he loves me and cares about me and that I’m perfect. I know I should walk away from him, but I don’t know how because I’m already so in love and have invested so much time and emotion. What should I do and how should I leave him? — Exit Strategy Dear Exit Strategy; He’s right — you’re perfect. You’re the kind of woman who will avoid the truth, keep secrets and keep a man from getting in trouble. You’ll rarely set boundaries, never demand respect and always stick around. You’ll even love, support and encourage a guy while he breaks another girl’s heart. You are the absolute perfect partner for a cheater to date. You might call him your boyfriend, but he has a girlfriend. And this is what’s wrong. You would have to be painfully alone to put up with this for so long. What you should do is leave him, but if I tell you to leave him, you’ll just run back to him.

clear. Your focus will turn mainly towards certain health related issues. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The inner amorous quality will resurface today in you. Saturday, Jan. 4 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This will be You might be tempted to write a love poem an emotionally loaded day as the Moon in or simply, share your feelings with a loved Pisces connects with both Mars, the initiator one. You crave closure and you seek out to be recognized for your loving and with Mercury, the spokesefforts. person of the solar system. We SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. will be inclined towards speaking 21): Try not to get too wrapped up our minds and to freeing our up in your own feelings today. thoughts in a rather bold manner. Domestic issues might prove too However, we should we watchhard to handle at times, but this ful over rash decision-making. is just part of life. Handle what Financial gains and reciprocal you can for now and do not be kindness might prove a bit too on the defensive side. challenging for us today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today 19): A heart to heart conversais your birthday, the upcoming tion doesn’t have to be a two few months will put you in a poway thing today. Share your side sition where you will have to look ASTRO of the story and remain pleased further into your basic needs and DOYNA that you have done your part. your expectations. You need to Relief is one of the greatest asbe in alignment with what you sets one can have. can afford and what you wish AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. for. It is great to dream big and 18): You manifest a more spirito have a great vision, yet, it would be wise of tual approach to your net worth. Avoid any you to remain level-headed about them. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are go- types of spending. You will realize that your ing through a lot of probing moments, analyz- real worth is what truly lies within you and not ing and over-rationalizing your life. Negative what is in your bank account. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have or pessimistic thoughts might take over your thinking which might be blocking you from a strong drive and impetus to act upon your desires right now. A powerful wave of energy seeing the positives. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Affiliations of will guide you mystically towards your own all sorts will seem distant and emotionally un- ideals in your life. Possibilities are endless. fulfilling. Your relationships are being tested Sunday, Jan. 5 now and see if you will pass the test of true THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Pisces commitment. This is a challenging day that will shape the direction of your next course Moon makes stunning connections to a multitude of planets today. This mega dose of ceof action. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Changes will lestial power will alleviate some of the viscous likely occur in the office space or superiors repercussions we may be coping with. We might tend to act on instinct rather than on have The Moon in Pisces in great alliance logic. You will develop a greater aptitude in with the Sun, Mercury and Pluto. Moreover, seizing the general mood of your surround- the Pisces Luna forms a radiant triangle with Jupiter and Saturn. This means that we beings. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your mind lieve we will get whatever we want if we are is wrapped up in philosophical and spiritual willing to work hard for it. Sun opposing Jupithoughts right now. Once you rediscover the ter denotes a willingness to accomplish more meaning of your life, you strongly desire to than we are actually capable of. Moderation act upon it. You are living inside your own should be exercised. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthdivine journey. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): These days you day, this will be a highly sociable year for you. are more likely to get lost into subjects that Connections and new faces will pop quite are considered taboo or that are not easy to frequently into your path. One individual in put into words. You manifest an interest in particular will contribute to a successful busithe hidden facets of existence and are fond ness alliance. Partnerships will prove excelof this wave of energy that carries you away lent and fruitful. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Improve your from life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are not psyche by healing some of your old wounds, being totally objective right now in terms of frustrations, irritations and fears. You may your partnership. It won’t hurt you if you let experience some inspiring epiphanies. Merge out your innate feelings towards your mate. with your spiritual side by practicing some Open up your heart and shed some tears meditation or some yoga. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Profits can if you feel like it. It’s okay to be vulnerable finally start to flourish from a business or orsometimes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There’s a lot ganization that you belong to. You will surely on your mind now and you seem to lack the love to see this positive outcome relating to proper guidance in life. It seems that there is your gains. A lover may become your friend so much to be done and nothing seems too or a friend may turn into something more



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RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 C7 significant. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is your time to perk up and to promote yourself into a new you. This is your chance to brighten up your image in this world and also, move up the ladder of success. Put your best foot forward. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your future She has taken the fun out of shopvision and your higher consciousness will ping for clothes. When I try something nourish you with flourishing karma by giving on, she stands in front of the dressing you enlightening new ideas. You will be in- room mirror and monopolizes it. She spired to connect with individuals from abroad looks totally ridiculous in some of and develop positive vibes from them. those outfits, plus, she keeps me from LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your everyday seeing how great they look on me. routine may become so hectic that you will Just when I thought she couldn’t get lose yourself along the way. Don’t take in any meaner, she proved me wrong. She more than you are able to do. Introspective came along when I went to get my picjourney bring you interesting insights either ture taken for my driver’s licence, and through your dreams or your subconscious just as the camera shutter clicked, she self. jumped in front of me! No one is going VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This New to believe that the picture of that old Moon will emphasize your main partnerships: lady is me. romantic, business or counsellors. This sigPlease email your questions to anniesnals a new start in all your important unions. You may bond with your mate on a more give and take manner which should work greatly in each other’s favour. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Habits of all sorts will come into focus at this time. Are You know you should end it, but you nourishing your body properly? Are you emotionally balanced? Are you taking good can’t do it. The answer has nothing to care of yourself? You know the art of balance do with him. You need a life that’s bettherefore; implement the needed changes for ter without him. If you can’t leave him, create it when you’re not with him. an enhanced new you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be open You need support that’s better without to a new love interest; let your inner child him. You need to know that there are express your feelings and your willingness better men who aren’t cheating. Dear Harlan; I’m not afraid to apto start anew on the romantic level. You may decide to rekindle your union to a new level proach someone that I find attractive of commitment. Implement lavishly more fun — the problem is that I can’t find anyone worth approaching. into your life. I don’t want to lower my standards SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may wish to find new ways to rebuild your to settle for a sub-par relationship, emotional foundation. You need to heal old but I don’t want to them too high that I wounds or repair an emotional injury that won’t find anyone. What should I do? — was blocking your way to happiness. Apply Not Settling Dear Not Settling; Either you live this mending energy to regain your spiritual in a remote town in Alaska with no strength. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your Internet access, or you believe this judgment and business sense are very good. baloney. You’re just making excuses. You have a good balance between idealism, If you want to meet someone, there are optimism, and vision for the future on one millions of attractive, interesting, dyhand and a realistic sense of what can actu- namic, motivated and exciting people out there. When I hear that you’re stanally be achieved on the other hand. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may dards are too high and can’t find peodecide to invest into something that you think ple whom you find attractive, it means is worth your time and values. You may ex- you don’t want to work to find someone pect a boost in your earning abilities. The who’s attractive or you’re too afraid of best part is that your self-acceptance will re- getting hurt to open up. Whatever your rationale is, you’re not fooling me. ceive a bigger boost. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Expect your Change this mindset and you’ll end up life to change in many ways at once. The in love, engaged or in therapy as you seeds of positivity and good karma can be face the truth — you’re afraid. Write Harlan at harlan@helpmeharplanted now. You can finally see things or visit online: www.helpmeharing your way, which will empower you to act with much gusto.


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LUANN Jan. 4 1995 — Denis Lortie is released on parole after serving 10 years in prison for the 1984 shooting in the Quebec legislature, where he killed three people. 1990 — Canada defeats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win world junior hockey title. 1983 — Criminal Code changes replace rape with three categories of sexual as-

sault, gives equal protection to men and women, and women are allowed to charge their husbands with sexual assault. 1970 — Canada withdraws from international hockey tournament set for Montreal and Winnipeg to protest rules. 1904 — Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club two games to one for the Stanley Cup. 1883 — Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) is founded. It is a forerunner of the Canadian Football League.





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SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

New thinking, less spending NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK When designing, we always caution it’s not how much you spend, but how you spend it that makes the biggest difference. This premise is especially relevant when working to a tight budget. Believe us, we’ve been there. When we moved into our first COLIN & apartJUSTIN ment — a tiny $45,000 fixerupper in Glasgow — we remodeled the drab kitchen by changing counter tops and re jigging existing units. What’s more, our ‘new’ fridge cost just 10 bucks; bought from builders who were ripping out a nearby restaurant, it was just one part of an entire reno that cost less than $1,000. But of course it all looked fabulous. ... Jump forward two years and we sold the apartment for $90,000. Yup, we doubled our money and began the ascent upon our own property ladder. As Noel Coward once said: “We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”


Where to start

Good style isn’t about being cheap and cutting corners, it’s about planning realistic requirements and matching these with available spend. Early problem solving means you can address anything that’s not right — do you have enough storage, is the room too dark or will there be enough seating? Analysis, in short, lets you move forward. … Next, appraise that which you already have — does that old timber floor simply need a little sanding to bring it back to life? Perhaps that elderly sideboard could be reborn with a change of colour and some new handles? Go on — let your imagination run wild!

Time to purge?

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Gone are the drab carpet, drapes, and accessories ... replaced with new flooring and bright treatments. Be ruthless with what’s staying and what’s going. It doesn’t make sense to bring a gorgeous new sofa back to the ranch only to position it on a tatty, dog haired carpet. Avoiding important schematic aspects may mean spending less on the overall project … but will you actually achieve impressive overall results?

Budget At the back of every fantasy reno there’s a ‘paying for it’ reality, so be realistic about how much you have in the coffers … before work commences. You don’t, after all, want your new purchase to scream ‘costly regret’ every time you walk into the room, do you? But come on; even if cash is strapped, don’t bottle out; do something that will conspire — at least part of — the look you hoped to achieve. Imagine, for example, white timber Cape Cod-esque shutters.

Nice, huh? But pricey. Either give up or consider alternatives. Are there less expensive window treatments that might whisper a little of that romantic Cape flavour? Would simple white timber Venetians, for example, create a similar look?

New for old Online auctions, newspaper ads or yard sales can free your home of clutter while at the same time bolstering available funds. When we remodeled our Toronto kitchen, we sold the previous cabinetry and appliances via Craig’s List for a cool $5,000. Our other option would have been to rip it all out ourselves and pay for a dumpster to take it away. A no brainer if ever there was one!

The price is right? It’s smart to prioritize.

Start off with room finishes — such as walls and flooring — move onto larger items (like sofas and beds) then spend the rest on lighting, rugs and general accessories. And don’t buy a $400 vase if you only have $1,000 to furnish your entire room … or you’ll end up sitting on milk crates.

Splash out on visible spending Items that will last (such as

new flooring, custom cabinetry or classically styled furniture) will proffer wow factor. And of course if all your significant’ pieces look expensive, you can scrimp on everything else without losing visual quality. Imagine a perfectly cut Armani jacket teamed with a black skirt from Value Village. Aye, it’s all in the mix.

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Time to recharge


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The decorative features of Island Style are sure to relax and refresh you wherever you live. ply carved newel posts meant for a stair railing for the bed posts. We attached the newel posts to sturdy four-by-fours with epoxy glue. Choose a red mahogany stain to stain the wood and finish with a high gloss varnish.

Make up the bed with white linens, an antique-look lace bedspread, and soft blue blanket. Transform an old dresser in two ways.

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The beginning of the year is filled A bedroom is the natural space to with fresh hopes and resolutions. transform into your personal Island But I think most of us, as we pack retreat; after all, this is where dreams away all the holiday ribbons and lights, come alive. long for a bit of a breather before emI visited Jamaica with a group of barking on exciting new goals. friends recently and discovered firstIf you have the opportuhand how the sunny nurturnity to take a week away ing environment refreshed from kids, shopping and reand recharged us all. sponsibilities, then grab it The bedrooms at Sunand enjoy. down Villa (www.uniquevilIf that’s not an option, I featured recommend some armchair the quintessential mahogany travelling to warm climes four-poster beds and dresswhere relaxation is the orers. der of the day, every day. The simple palette of the The islands in the Caribpurest white mixed with sea bean are magical destinaand sky blues helped to keep tions that have produced the room cool and inviting. the basics of a design style I have borrowed the inthat is now a classic. viting elements of this style The roots of Plantation for bedrooms seen on my TV DEBBIE Style — plantation blinds, shows, and they are always TRAVIS gleaming mahogany fura hit. nishings, and lattice details Here are some tips for stem from these areas rich creating your own Caribbein wood and bamboo, hot an style on a budget; dream sun, sparkling water and about it now, and then when glorious flora. you are rested up, try out The elements of this tropical style one or two of the ideas. can be transferred easily to homes A mahogany four-poster bed can be anywhere, and are sure to imbue a an expensive proposition, but you can calm mood. design and build your own using sim-

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Avoid these three basement finishing mistakes

Other considerations Set aside a contingency — around 10 to 15 per cent of your budget should take care of unexpected expenses — and avoid impulse buys. And keep an eye on additional costs like local taxes or delivery charges Factor in costs for tools and equipment — painting is a low-cost way to effect change, but don’t forget to add in the cost of brushes, rollers, ladders and even dust sheets.

Room wasn’t built in a day It makes sense not to rush into large schemes. Instead, get a proper feel for what you hope to achieve, then start transforming bit by bit. Ask any designer and they’ll probably explain that they, too, lived with rubble and ruin as they embarked upon their transformations, layer by layer, of their own homes.

Ten ways to do more … for less Paint: Painting is easy and elicits change swiftly and relatively affordably. And remember — good preparation costs nothing and will make your results endure. Be slapdash? And your results run the risk of looking cheap and nasty. Do it yourself, but do it properly: Do what you can but don’t be a ‘have a go hero’ if you’re not up to the job in hand. Think how much you’d save if you could actually paint, tile or make curtains … and then estimate how much wasted time and cash there’d be if your home became a series of botched jobs. Use what you’ve got: Raid the basement, fish out Granny’s old dresser and give it a facelift. Or reach for the sewing machine and make new slip covers for your dated sofa. Juggle: Sometimes a good clear up and a change of orientation are all that’s required to provide a whole new look. This in mind, move your sofa to the other side of the room, try your bed on another wall or simply clear clutter and re arrange accessories to re dress your space. Swap skills: OK, so you’re handy with a sewing machine but know nothing about electrics. So what are you going to do about your terrible kitchen lighting? Hold on a minute. … Your neighbour’s a friendly electrician, but he has terrible curtains. Hmm? Why not offer to make him some fabulous new drapery in exchange for fitting some overhead lighting chez vous? Alternatively, get the gang round for a painting party in return for music, pizza and beer. Shop smart: Second hand doesn’t mean second best so cast your décor net round charity stores, newspaper notices, online auctions, estate sales and salvage yards for interesting home bargains. But remember our motto: ‘think twice, buy once’ — avoid ‘snatch and grab’ impulse buys and invest instead in classic pieces that will stand the test of time. Search out ‘scratch and dent’: Some department stores have dedicated clearance centres so scout around for deals on appliances and lightly damaged items. We regularly buy sofas from clearance outlets and they’re generally perfect aside from the odd scuff or mark. As our wee Scottish grannies would say; “Nobody gets rich by spending unnecessary money. …” Buy off-the-shelf items: Custom items generally cost more so stick to stock product whenever you can — even if that means adapting readily available stuff as required. Buy off-the-shelf picture frames but use card mount to fit your pictures. Jazz up store bought curtains by sewing in linings to provide extra weight, or sew buttons, trims or beading onto plain throws to add a low cost, personal touch. Use the Internet: Swap, sell or search and get onto the world wide web and sniff out bargains. Not only is there a world of opportunity at your fingertips, but you’ll save money by avoiding petrol costs associated with driving around trying to find what you’re after. Bear in mind, however, that there may be postage costs when you total up your spend. Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts on TV and in print. Find their international product range in stores like HomeSense, Winners and Marshalls.,,

TRANSFORM: Paint motifs Paint it white and add small island motifs such as tropical flowers or leaves either freehand or with stencils, then finish with brass handles. Or, create your own mahogany antique dresser with stain to match the bed. Large plank wood floors can also be stained dark, or paint them a pastel white shade and cover with a light weight area rug. I always think about the textures of the materials on a bedroom floor, since this is the room for bare feet. I like a soft, warm landing when I touch down in the morning. Window coverings should complement the style, start with plantation shutters for an authentic look. If more insulation is required, here’s an opportunity to add Caribbean flair with a brightly coloured fabric hung from a rod in front of the shutters. For warm nights choose an overhead fan with palm frond blades. Complete the look with paintings or posters of the beautiful flora and fauna of the Islands and your holiday has begun. Debbie Travis’s House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to You can follow Debbie on Twitter at, and visit Debbie’s new website,

Finishing basements for comfortable living is the most popular winter home improvement project with us Canadians, and that’s why I hope you read this column before it’s too late. So many widely accepted building practices are far from ideal when applied to basements, and so few people understand the value of innovative basement finishing strategies that have come along in the last 15 years. So let me warn you about three common basement finishing errors and how to avoid them.

Mistake No. 1: Studs and batts for basement walls While hollow walls work OK in above-ground applications, they’re not good for basements. Moisture is the reason why. Unlike aboveground walls, basement walls are threatened by moisture from two sources — condensed moisture from indoor air leaking in to wall cavities during cold weather, plus moisture and liquid water leaking in through the basement wall itself. This is why I regularly hear from homeowners who wonder why they’re seeing condensation on the inside of the vapour barrier on basement walls not yet covered in drywall. Should they remove the vapour barrier to let the moisture out? No, that would allow condensation to form in walls during cold weather. Should they leave the vapour barrier on then? No, that would trap existing moisture inside the wall cavity. The fact is, there’s no good solution to this problem once stud walls are up, and it exists in far more homes than most people realize because reality is hidden behind drywall. Solution: Use some kind of rigid foam insulation on basement walls. Moisture vapour can’t


HOUSEWORKS pass through it, so hidden wall condensation never happens.

Mistake No. 2: Finished floors on concrete Humid summer weather causes many basement moisture problems because basement spaces are cooler than outside air. As warm, moist, summertime air makes its way into the basement it cools, losing its ability to hold moisture, resulting in condensation if conditions are right. This happens most often right at floor level because concrete floors are the coolest part of any basement. Finished flooring installed directly on your basement floor al-

lows the coolness of the concrete to cause condensation that leads to mustiness and hidden mould. This is especially true with carpet. Even installed over a thick underpad, air passes through and cools, leaving behind tiny droplets of moisture deep in the pile. Moisture feeds mould and that’s why so many basements smell musty in time. Solution: Always install an impervious basement subfloor product before finished floors. Your feet will be warmer and more comfortable year-round, and you’ll stop hidden floor condensation before it begins.

Mistake No. 3: Improper insulation at ceiling Every basement ceiling is formed by a wood frame that supports the floor above. This area is called the ‘rim joist,’ and every house I’ve examined has at least some mould growing behind the fibre insulation in this area. That’s because warm, moist indoor air is free to move through fibre insulation during winter unless it’s completely sealed behind

plastic. Trouble is, it’s impossible to seal this area with plastic vapour barrier in the usual way because of all the floor frame members. You can prove this to yourself during the next bout of very cold weather. If you can see fibre insulation up where your basement ceiling meets the outside wall, climb up and stick your hand behind the insulation. You’ll almost certainly feel some cold, clammy moisture. Solution: The only way to avoid rim joist condensation is spray foam insulation. At least three-inches of thickness is required to prevent condensation, but the results are effective and permanent. Not many basements are finished in a way that prevents moisture problems because moisture problems are hidden and mysterious. Now that you know, you can do things differently. I only hope it’s not too late for your basement. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY tips, how-to videos and product reviews since 1988. Get home improvement and renovation advice directly from Steve at www.stevemaxwellhowto. com.


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ACHESON Alan Lawrence Sept. 17, 1935 - Dec. 27, 2013 Alan was born in Vancouver, B.C. to parents Frederic and Mina (Speirs) Acheson. As a boy, Al enjoyed sports and spending time with family and friends - especially summers at a cottage in White Rock. As a young man he worked at the Vancouver Stock Exchange and enjoyed skiing in his spare time. Later in life he enjoyed golf, bridge, curling and all types of social activities. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy to see the world and his first ship was HMCS Sioux. Sailing mainly in the Far East, the ship conducted patrols and Al visited many ports including Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), Okinawa Island, Borneo, Manila, and the Marquesas Islands. In 1958 he married Lois Jeanne Bradshaw of Nelson, B.C. and they had two daughters. Al’s Navy career progressed on land as the family was posted to Abbotsford, Halifax, Victoria, Ottawa, Bermuda, Ladner, Masset, Lahr (Germany), and Penhold. They enjoyed their experiences meeting new people and discovering new places. Lois often boasted of how quickly she could pack up a house and move the family. Al retired in 1978 after 25 years of service, and they chose Red Deer, Alberta as their home. He recently moved back to the West Coast, a place he truly loved. He settled in Duncan, on Vancouver Island near his daughter Lori. Predeceased by his mother, father and wife, Al is survived by daughters Lori (Gord) Hamilton of C o b b l e H i l l , B . C . , Tr a c y (Jack) McClelland of Red Deer, granddaughter Brianne (Richard) Hall of Calgary, grandson Cody McClelland of Red Deer, sister Sandra Hamm of Coquitlam, B.C., and is fondly remembered by extended family and many friends from around the globe. Alan’s life will be remembered through a Burial of Ashes at Sea by the Royal Canadian Navy at a future date. If you wish, condolences may be extended to the family in care of Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Duncan Road, Duncan, B.C. V9L 2P1 SANDS OF DUNCAN 250-746-5212

CLEALL Christopher Charles 1947 - 2013 Chris Cleall passed away on December 29, 2013 at the age of 66. Chris will be lovingly remembered by his mother Barbara Cleall of Edmonton; three brothers: Ken (Patty), Ben, and Michael, all of Edmonton; one sister Barb (Jack) Hoar of Red Deer; cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Chris was predeceased by his father Frank Cleall and h i s n i e c e N i c o l e H o a r. Special thanks to Dr. Lim and Dr. Badenhorst of Red Deer; D r. C h u a n d D r. C h o i o f Edmonton; to the very skilled, caring Respiratory Therapists in Red Deer and Edmonton; and to the caring and gentle Palliative care teams at Red Deer Regional and finally at the Royal Alex hospitals. A celebration of Chris’ life will take place at 11 : 0 0 a . m . o n S a t u r d a y, January 11, 2014 at Appel Funeral Home, 10530 - 116 Street, Edmonton. Please visit to view the complete obituary, and to view or send condolences to the family.


BRAITHWAITE Audrey Pauline Apr. 7, 1923 - Dec. 29, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our treasured wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother on December 29, 2013 at the Rosefield Centre in Innisfail. Audrey was born on April 7, 1923 at home to William and Lillian Schaefer. She is survived by her husband George, son Bob of Grand Forks, B.C., daughter Jan (Pete) Wasylyshyn of Innisfail, and son Don (Tracy) of Ponoka. She was the proud grandmother of ten grandchildren; L o n , L e i g h , Tr o y, C a r i , Tenneille, Jennelle, Taylor, Austin, Clinton and Justin. A special footprint is left on the hearts of her great grandchildren who lovingly called her “Gee Gee”. Audrey is also survived by her sister, Melba Berild of Olds, brothers Bob (Edna) Schaefer of Innisfail and Jack Schaefer of Kelowna, B.C., and many special family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Lillian Schaefer, brothers Richard, William Earl, sister Marie, son-in-law Bud Soderberg and great granddaughter Jillian Braithwaite. Audrey attended Calgary Normal School and then began her teaching career at Mt. Pleasant, Poplar Ridge and Olds. She also did considerable substitute teaching in the communities in which she lived; Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Ponoka, and later on in Innisfail, Penhold and Bowden. She was a leader with the Horn Hill 4-H Clothing Club and spent many hours teaching the young girls to sew. George and Audrey showed Appaloosa horses and Blonde D Aquitaine cattle over the years, She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Senior Seranaders Choir and spent endless hours volunteering for the Alberta Wheat Pool and Sunnybrook Farm Museum. If we could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made us smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of our hands. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Funeral services will be held at the Innisfail United Church on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later time. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Salvation Army or the Sunnybrook Farm Museum, Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222



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DYCK John Peter Nov. 14, 1947 - Dec. 28, 2013 John passed away peacefully on December 28, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents Oliver and Isabell and sister Barbara. John is survived by his wife Barb; their 3 children: Warren Dyck of Red Deer, Tammy (Gary) Dowding of Sylvan L a k e , D e a n n e ( Ve r n o n ) Mosset of Sylvan Lake; 7 grandchildren; 4 brothers and 1 sister and many other relatives. A celebration of life to be held January 5, 2014 at the Pioneer’s Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue Red Deer @ 1:00 pm. A special thank you to the Innisfail Hospital staff for their continued care and compassion.

JENSEN Jerilyn Anne March 7, 1948 - Dec. 3, 2013 Jerilyn Jensen of Sylvan Lake passed away on December 3 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital with friends and family at her bedside. She is survived by step-daughters, Diane (Rik) B a s s e t t , Tr e e n a ( R o n ) Underwood, Gail (Kerry) Gronvall and their families and by her brother Morris (Deanna) and their family. She also leaves to mourn an aunt, uncle, numerous cousins and close friends. During her career, Jerilyn held administrative positions with the federal government and within the provincial healthcare department. She took pride in her profession until she retired in 2012. Throughout her career she strove to improve her professional skills and enjoyed the teaching and mentoring of others. She had an infinite amount of love for animals and pets, most notably for horses and for her constant companion “Zoe”. Family was very important to Jeri, especially Morris and his family. She was also a cherished friend to many people - willingly sharing her wisdom, hope, strength and laughter and her presence in their daily lives will be missed. She will be lovingly remembered by her friends and family. A special thank you to Dr. Ieleen Taylor and s t a ff a t t h e S y l v a n L a k e Clinic, Sylvan Lake Home Care and to the doctors and nursing staff on Unit 32 who provided such loving care to Jerilyn over the recent months. A celebration of Jerilyn’s life will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Innisfail Peace Lutheran Church. If desired, memorial tributes in Jerilyn’s honor may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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JONES Carleen Clarissa (nee Richardson) May 9, 1956 - Dec. 30, 2013 After a courageous battle with cancer, Carleen passed away peacefully on December 30th. Carleen was only 57 years old. She was born and raised in Calgary and after graduating from high school she volunteered at the Tom Baker Center where she developed her passion for her future career. Carleen moved to Red Deer to further her education and after obtaining her certificate as a Rehabilitation Practitioner started working for Michener Services. During her employment at Michener Center she enrolled at Grant MacEwan College and in 2003 earned her bachelor degree in Applied Human Service Administration. She continued to work at Michener Services until she retired in 2011 after 35 years. Carleen married Marty Jones on December 7, 1991 and proudly became a parent to his daughter Megan. Carleen cherished her family and friends. She always loved to spend time in the sun, reading and playing golf, particularly in Kelowna and Estrella Del Mar, Mexico. When not in the sun, she loved to curl, cook, and to entertain family and friends. Everyone enjoyed being a recipient of her cooking, especially her Tourtiere pies, following in her mother ’s Christmas tradition. Carleen will always be remembered for her compassion and the generosity of her time, love and her caring of others. Carleen will be lovingly remembered by her husband M a r t y, d a u g h t e r M e g a n (Daniel Locken), father John Richardson, sister Karyn (Bob) Merrick, brother Kent Richardson, brothers-in-law Gordon (Myrna) Jones, Gary Jones, sisters-in-law Bonny (Les) Parker, Beverly (Dave) Donald and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Yvette (Eve) Richardson. A Celebration of Carleen’s Life will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Leanne Hall officiating. The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care Lenore Jacobson, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

PEARSON Richard Andrew Loving son, brother, father passed away suddenly on January 1, 2014 at the age of 29. He leaves behind his parents Anne Matthews, Frank Pearson. His loving brothers Gerald Pearson, Kendal P e a r s o n , s i s t e r, Tw y l a Murray and their families. His beloved children Kai and Ta y s o n a n d t h e i r m o t h e r Naomi Moore-Neil. He will be forever missed by all family and friends celebration †of life at The Art Gallery 4732 50th Street Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. Loving you always Mom, Dad and Gerald.

Obituaries PAGET 1931 - 2013 Philomena Paget of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by four brothers, Peter Soehn of Kelowna, B.C., Phillip Soehn of Chilliwack, B.C., Louis Soehn of Keremeos, B.C. and August Soehn of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Henry John “Jack” Paget in 2010. Philomena spent most of her days visiting at the Senior Centers in Red Deer helping and assisting seniors. She was known to most as an advocate for seniors which comes from her many years nursing assistant. There will be no Funeral Services held. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

POYNTER Murray F. Poynter of Red Deer passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the age of 86, with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Shirley, two sons: David (Jackie), Norm (Sarah); four grandchildren: Christopher, Benjamin, Sarah and Nicholas; extended family: Marg (Neale) Bellany, Bob (Kathy) Christensen, Kathy (Bill) Brannen, Lynn Petersen; and numerous friends. A special thank you to Doctors Holmes and Robertson, the incredible teams on Unit 21, 22, and Emergency at Red Deer Hospital, and the caregivers at Bethany Care. A celebration of Murray’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Murray’s honor to: Red Deer Regional Health Foundation (Unit 22), 394250 A Ave. Red Deer T4N 4E7, Alzheimer Society of Canada 20 Eglinton Ave, West 16th Floor Toronto, Ont. M4R 1K8, Heart and Stroke Foundation 100, 119-14 St.NW Calgary T2N 1Z6

WEYMAN Wayne May 15, 1950 - Dec. 30, 2013 Wa y n e W e y m a n p a s s e d away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the age of 63 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years Colleen; daughters Wendy Tennant, of Chilliwack, BC, and Shawn Tennant of B u r n a b y, B C ; g r a n d s o n Giovanni “Gio”; sister Valerie “Val” (Maurice) Comtois of High River, AB; sister-in-law Gail Kirkelund (Weyman) of Caroline, AB; and many more family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Percy Douglas and Audrey Weyman and brother Garry Weyman. Wayne was born and raised in Calgary. After finishing school he began his career in Oil and Gas where he enjoyed his work and spent all of his working years. He loved Golfing and Boating and will be remembered for his great sense of humour and quick wit. A Memorial Service will be held for Wayne at Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 - 17 Avenue SE, Calgary) o n S a t u r d a y, J a n u a r y 4 , 2014 at 2:00 pm. The family will also be holding a Memorial Service in Central Alberta at a later date, please contact the family for details. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Wayne’s name to the Lions Eye Bank Alberta Society (7007 - 14 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 1P9). Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at


THOMAS 1932 - 2014 William “Bill” Thomas passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Centennial Centre Acute Care facility in Ponoka at the age of 81. He will be missed by Shirley his wife of 56 years; his sons Rod (Colette), Doug (Geri) and daughter Patsy (Serge); grandchildren Paula (Brandon), Randi (Sean), Kerri (Brian), Samantha, Sarah, Nicole, and Cedrik. Two sisters, Joyce (Ray) and Fern and brother Bryan (Mona) and sister-in-law Lois Thomas. Bill was predeceased by his parents John and Evelyn Thomas as well as a brother Ross Thomas. Bill was born on the family homestead near Spirit River, Alberta on April 18, 1932. In 1944 the family moved to the Stony Plain area west of Edmonton where Bill finished his schooling. Bill had a long and successful career in the Alberta Oil Patch. He started off working on Service and Drilling rigs in 1949 before joining California Standard (Chevron) in 1951. His career with Chevron spanned 27 years, taking him to such places as Acheson, Red Deer, House Mountain and Zama to name a few. In 1964 Chevron moved Bill and his family to Slave Lake where he was very involved in community service groups as well as serving on town council for 3 terms and serving one term as Mayor of Slave Lake. In 1978 Bill retired from Chevron and moved back to Red Deer. Bill then started a 20 year career in the Well servicing business cofounding Thomas Well Servicing in 1979. After selling Thomas Well in 1996 Bill continued to work in a sales capacity with several well servicing companies. In retirement Bill faced several health challenges head on with courage and determination. Special thanks to the staff at the West Park Lodge (Red Deer), Northcott Care Centre (Ponoka) and the Centennial Centre (Ponoka) for the excellent care and kindness that was provided as well as his personal physician of 32 years Dr McIntyre. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society at #105 4419-50th. Ave, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3Z5 or the Lending Cupboard at 5406-43 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1C9. A Funeral Service will be held at the Sunnybrook United Church Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am with Reverend Linda Ervin, officiating. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1-800-481-7421.

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PAUL JEAN VIALA Apr. 8, 1943 - Jan. 5, 2012 Tonight the stars are gleaming On a silent country grave, Where sleeps in dreamless slumber One we loved but could not save. His smile we’ll remember forever Though the voice we loved is stilled; The place made vacant in our home Can never more be filled. As we loved him, so we miss him; In our memory he is near, And in our hearts he’s with us As he always was before.

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A CARF accredited agency has long been recognized for providing “Quality” support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking to fill a number of p/t positions which are necessary in order to maintain the level of supports we have come to be known for. Successful candidates will be responsible to provide personal support, supervision, and training in accordance with individuals’ needs and aspirations, within their home and community. Applicants should possess prior experience in the human service field, ideally providing community based supports. Experience with dual diagnosis, dementia, unique challenges or personal care are definite assets. Hours of work vary, with shiftwork and alternating weekends generally required.

CAR KEYS LOST Deer- 58 YR old farmer seeks park Centre Mall. If found honest, romantic, slim lady for lifetime commitWHAT’S HAPPENING please call 403-347-7658 48-64 ment in the Red Deer area. Something for Everyone Not looking for a hired CLASSIFICATIONS Everyday in Classifieds hand. Please include likes, 50-70 dislikes & phone number. LOOKING FOR A Reply to Box 1071 c/o Red SPECIAL NEEDS Deer Advocate 2950 HARNESS Class Bremner Ave T4R 1M9 that looks like a seat belt Registrations with pink straps on Classifieds the side of strap. There is Your place to SELL ZEN KARATE & a name on the back of one Your place to BUY of the pink straps. KICK BOXING Please call if it is spotted. Cheney Karate Studios, Stolen with a helmet. Red Deer’s most trusted 403-356-2156 name in Martial Arts is now Personals no questions asked. accepting registration for Forward resumes to: Need it for children with all adult & children’s C.A.R.S. special needs. ALCOHOLICS programs starting Jan. #101 - 5589 47 St. Thank You. ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 Enrollment is limited. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 (403)347-9020 Fax: 403-346-8015 Looking for a place Email: to live? Take a tour through the You can sell your guitar P/T F. caregiver wanted Found CLASSIFIEDS for a song... for F quad. Must be reliable or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and have own vehicle. SET of keys found on Ad- COCAINE ANONYMOUS and we’ll sell it for you! 403-505-7846 403-396-8298 dington Dr. 403-358-8562






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FT RDA req. for Lacombe clinic. Min 2 yrs exp, 1 evening shift to 7pm, no wknds. Fax 403-782-6326 IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR EXP’D. DENTAL RECEPTIONIST. We offer competitive wages & flexible hours. Please drop off resume ATT’N: Marina at Bower Dental Centre or email:

RECEPTIONIST for Hygiene Department req’d. 1 pm. - 8 pm. Please drop off resumes to Associate Dental, Attn. Corinne or fax 403-347-2133

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JUST CUTS is looking for F/T - P/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Christie 403-309-2494 LOOKING FOR F/T & P/T STYLISTS. Apprentices welcome. Please call Jenn at 403-506-4447


Canyon Technical Services is a leader in the oilfield service industry, providing customized fracturing and pressure pumping solutions to oil and gas producers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. At Canyon, our employees are ‘Champions’, dedicated to fulfilling our Vision of “improving the industry one job at a time” - our ‘Champions’ have made Canyon one of the most sought-after providers in our industry. If you are looking for a career within a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then Canyon is looking for you!



JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to:

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


in Ponoka county, supplies oilfield septic containment & disposal throughout AB. We require Driver Operators for small vac trucks. Oilfield exp. is an asset. Must have H2S, First Aid, TDG, clean driver’s abstract & Class 5 license, drug testing. $20/ hr. to start, home every night, benefits. Fax resume to Dan 403-704-1127 or email: dan



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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

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Well Testing Personnel Experienced Supervisors & Operators Must have valid applicable tickets Email: lstouffer@

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires Labour Crew supervisor for Central Ab. Pipe fitting & light picker exp. would be an asset . Oilfield tickets and clean driver’s licence req’d. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818


is a busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS & SWAMPERS Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence Please specify position is necessary & oilfield when replying to this ad. tickets are an asset. We would like to thank all OIL & GAS OPERATOR Please forward all resumes to: Bearspaw currently has a those candidates who position in our Stettler field apply, however only TREELINE operations for an intermediate qualified personnel will oil and gas operator. Applicants WELL SERVICES be contacted. must have experience as a Has Opening for all Buying or Selling heavy duty mechanic or positions! Immediately. journeyman instrument All applicants must have your home? Check out Homes for Sale mechanic and possess current H2S, Class 5 with strong mechanical skills, Q Endorsement, (No GDL in Classifieds be quick learners, motivated licenses) and First Aid. and hard working and live We offer competitive or be willing to relocate wages & excellent benefits. within a 20 minute commute Please include 2 work to workplace location. This reference names and position offers a challenging numbers. work environment, attractive Please fax resume to: benefits with competitive 403-264-6725 pay and significant room Or email to: for promotion. Please submit resumes No phone calls please. GT CHANDLER CONTRACTING Attn: Human Resources Has Openings for email:kwolokoff@ BOILER OPERATORS Professionals Please email resume to: Fax 403-252-9719 Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 or fax to: 403-886-2223 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Store Manager required for PartSource in Red Deer. Applicant will be responsible for directing day to day operations.We are looking for store managers that have strong leadership and communication skills. ASE certification is an asset. Please apply in person at 6722-50th Ave or via email @


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ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No exp. req`d. Please email SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to

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ASHLEY & FRIENDS PLAYSCHOOL Looking for P/T teacher or teachers aide. 403-343-7420



RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. Bonuses, Drop off resume to 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 or email: Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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TANKMASTER RENTALS req’s Exp’d Class 1 Fluid Haulers for Central Alberta. Oilfield tickets req’d. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818

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


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Aero Rental Services, a Division of Western Energy Services Corp. is currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions. The Service Technician and Rental Technician are responsible for providing field inspections including tools, personnel, training and operating procedures in compliance with HSE and transport requirements.

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


Start your career! needed Students’ Association of RDC. See Help Wanted Responsibilities include AP, AR, payroll, preparing financial statements, Oilfield reconcile accounts, other financial reports as needed, general office duties as assigned. Must have cash reconciliation/ cash handling experience. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Qualifications & Requirements: Experience w/computerized $2500 Bonus bookkeeping, proficiency Every 100 days with Microsoft Office, IMMEDIATE OPENINGS filing/typing experience, Night Foremen, detail-oriented, Day & Night Operators strong written & verbal Must have H2S, First Aid, communication skills. valid driver’s license. To apply, email resume by Pre-employment Drug January 15 to screening Competitive Wages. Attn: Liz Sweiger Benefit Package The Students’ Association Please submit resume with is a non-profit, references to: student-run organization at Red Deer College. or by fax to (403) 783-8004 OFFICE manager req’d for Only individuals selected for Clive area trucking company. interviews will be contacted Knowledge of trucking industry and general knowledge of maintenance an asset but willing to train. Exc. wages/benefits. Fax 1ST RATE ENERGY resume to 403-784-2330 SERVICES INC., or call toll free a growing Production 1-800-613-7041 Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes Dental for the following positions:


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CARPET COLOUR CENTRE is currently looking for EXP’D. TILE INSTALLER Applicant must have ability to lay out tiles, be familiar with setting materials and products. This is a F/T position with a wage of $20 -$25/hr. depending on exp. Submit resume attn: Andrew: awiebe@ or drop off at Carpet Colour Centre 1100, 5001-19 St. Red Deer, Ab. T4R 3R1


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F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Is looking for experienced RONCO OILFIELD HAULING TRUCKING DISPATCHER Sylvan Lake. Openings for to start immed. Picker operator, bed truck Welding & Fabrications Good Verbal, Writing, drivers and winch tractor. Foreman, Red Deer Texting and Computer Top wages and benefits. Foreman will organize and skills. Company Pickup, Email resume tom@ benefits, above avg. salary assist with the fabrication, design and construction of and great atmosphere. or fax. 403-887-4892 our metal equipment. Clean Class 1 drivers Requirements are: license and abstract. Classifieds Completed Basic Training • Journeyman Welding Your place to SELL Ticket and minimum 5 Courses. Will train the Your place to BUY years experience right individual. Fax Resume w/all tickets • A b i l i t y t o i n t e r p r e t TOO MUCH STUFF? drawings, work orders, and Drivers Abstract to Let Classifieds w e l d i n g 403-346-3112 or email to help you sell it. processes and materials Tired of Standing? • Strong leadership skills Find something to sit on GOODMEN • A b i l i t y t o w o r k w i t h ROOFING LTD. in Classifieds Journeymen and Requires Apprentices of varying experience levels SLOPED ROOFERS Misc. To apply: e-mail resume to LABOURERS Help by January & FLAT ROOFERS 15, 2014. visit our website at ACADEMIC Express Valid Driver’s Licence ADULT EDUCATION preferred. Fax or email AND TRAINING Truckers/ or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Drivers WINTER START





JOURNEYMAN PICKER OPERATOR In Sundre, AB. Competitive wages, guarantee for right applicant. Benefits. Must have Journeyman Ticket. Accommodations available. Please sent resume to:




REQUIRES P/T PARTS PRO Work with flexible schedule. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403-309-0354 or email: SHOP PERSONNEL Req’d immed. Reliable HD mechanics, apprentices and shop hands for Alix area shop. Successful applicant will be physically fit (heavy lifting occurs on a daily basis) mechanically inclined with working knowledge of the tools used in the trade. Reliable transportation is also req’d. Set Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00 work week (evenings, weekends, and holidays off). Competitive pay, health benefits, and stable year round work with no layoffs. Please fax resume to 403-784-2330 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 Start your career! See Help Wanted

BATTERY DOCTORS Exp. not req’d but heavy lifting is involved, mechanical skills an asset. Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8-5. Apply in person at 1, 4801 78 St. No phone calls please. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! Central AB based trucking company requires

Owner Operators & Company Drivers in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

(Reliable vehicle needed)

Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting.

CLEARVIEW AREA Cosgrove Cres., Chappel Dr., Carroll Cres., Carpenter St., & Cunningham Cres. Area 93 Papers $498/mo. DEER PARK AREA Dempsey St. & Drummond. Ave. Area 70 Papers $375/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA


Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

73 Papers $439/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres., Root Cl., 100 to 800 Ramage Cl., and Ralston Cres. area 67 Papers $359/mo. ALSO Reichley St., Reinholt Ave., Robinson Cres. Area 106 Papers $568/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


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

PARKLAND SLED AND ATV. We are hiring for our expanding store. If you have a positive attitude, attention to detail & are goal orientated, we have an opening for APPRENTICE MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC with full benefits. e-mail resume to: PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET is now accepting applications for a full time Parts Person. Must have good communication and computer skills and have the ability to work independently. Excellent company benefits. Please email resume along with wage expectations to: or fax to 403-347-3813 Siding Helpers Needed Call 403-588-3210


Quali¿cations: A Degree/Diploma in Human Services, Social Work or a related ¿eld, and/or 3-5 years of related experience working with youth or adults with developmental disabilities is required. Experience with Aboriginal Culture, supervision, working with individuals who are medically fragile, medication administration, and the ability to follow a behaviour support plan is preferred. The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. You must have your own transportation and a class 5 Driver’s License. Parkland CLASS offers a comprehensive bene¿t plan, including a health & wellness bene¿t and employee assistance plan. Premiums for the bene¿t plan are shared 45% employees and 55% Parkland CLASS. We provide on-site training and an opportunity to work in a warm home environment.

Hours of Work: 40 Hours/Week: Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 3 pm Wage: $21.40 - $21.72 per hour Term: ASAP - December 31, 2014


Nolan, Norwest & Newlands

DELIVERY PERSON Permanent P/T required 3-4 hrs. per day 4 days/wk Apply in person Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive, (directly behind Nutters)

Upper Fairview Fern Rd. & Forest Close


Parkland CLASS, Human Resources 6010-45th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4 Fax: (403) 342-2677

Circa 1960’s kitchen table. Chrome legs and apron. Top is light grey. Has one leaf. $30. Call (403) 342-7908


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




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





FREE standing Ryobi table saw, $100 obo Call 403-346-4263




Homestead Firewood



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

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




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

Household Furnishings


QUEEN MATTRESS (Sealy Perfect Sleeper) Like new, used very little. $165 obo. SOFT-TEX Top Quality 3” Memory Foam Mattress Topper. 58”x78” Like New. Regular $359, will sell for $125 obo. Call 403-343-7389 or 403-350-9029


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!




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. Due to continued growth and success we are currently seeking a Corporate HSE Services Coordinator in our Red Deer office. The Coordinator will be responsible to provide subject matter expertise and support to the various business units within Studon. The position will require occasional and sometimes frequent travel to our project sites. This position is a supervisory position and as such will have field reports from various projects.


The ideal candidate will have the following: • Minimum of three years direct safety experience in the Oil & Gas / Electrical Construction Industry • Post secondary education within a Health & Safety discipline (OH&S Cert., OH&S Diploma or similar) • Strong background in safety related training • Industry recognized certification, NCSO, CRSP, CHSC, etc. • Strong Communication/ Presentation Skills • Strong understanding of HSE Management Systems • A strong demonstrated Knowledge of Alberta OH&S Regulations and Code • Ability to coach and mentor employees STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. Please note: This job posting closes on January 17, 2013 STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Ashley Imeson Fax # 403-342-6505 Email:

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

Olymel SEC/LP is Now Hiring Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery (By 6:30 a.m.) Monday - Saturday in: Highland Green

Please send a cover letter & resume by Jan. 7, 2014 quoting Comp #4756SUP to:

Antiques & Art

LABORERS WANTED FOR SNOW REMOVAL. Must be able to obtain a criminal records check Call 403-506-8928 or Fax 403-886-5814

Kilburn Ave. & Krause Cres.

Parkland CLASS is seeking a dynamic individual to oversee a Children’s Residential home. This full time position will manage the overall program delivery for 3 youths with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities will include: providing direct care; participating in the development & implementation of personalized plans; training; supervision; processing payroll & budget management.


DISPATCHERS req’d. Day/Night. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295




Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

Howarth St. & Haliburton Cres.

Parkland Community Living and Supports Society


TRAINING CENTRE ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk

Highland Green




Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info


. . . for Production Workers in Our Red Deer Plant • Monday – Friday • Permanent Positions • Job Duties Include: Floor cleaning Packaging products • Easy access to public transportation • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided • Guaranteed 37 hours a week • Full Benefits / Medical - Dental • Pension Plan • Modern plant facility • Employee discounts on Olymel products • Starting at 13.45 / hr. with opportunity for progression • No experience necessary / Will train

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Join Our Team! 7550 40th Ave. Red Deer AB. T4P 2H8 Phone: (403) 343-8700 Fax: (403) 309-7547 Email:

Journeyman Millwright OLYMEL, RED DEER PLANT Key Responsibilities • Ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks assigned. • Communicate with other departments when necessary and provides feedback when needed. • Keep records of assignments and produce detailed work reports. • Experience in a plant/manufacturing environment - an asset. • Must be able to work in a fast paced, team environment. • Must be available for shift work • Must be willing to learn new technology. Qualifications and Experience • Journeyman or Red Seal Certification. • Physically fit; ability to perform the tasks attached to the position. • Available to work various shift schedules according to production needs. • Ability to read, write and communicate in English. 344345A4-15


Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. $450/per day CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376

Community Support Worker Trades Prep Programs





Employment Training


F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to:


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HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to Wale Adeyinka at



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Truckers/ Drivers

D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 Stereos TV's, VCRs


6 MO. old small flat screen $100 403-348-1905 PS2 w/10 games $60; HP Photosmart printer C-4480 $35; DS Lite w/4 games $70; PS1 w/5 games $40 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale

Travel Packages


DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino MOVING: everything must go! Air cond. $150. 403-348-1905 VINTAGE FUR COAT, Muskrat, sz. 12 long, very good cond. $80. 403-346-0093



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


FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


317 JD garden tractor, 17 HP, hydrostatic drive, c/w 46” snowblower and 44” rototiller and tire chains 403-391-6118

Condos/ Townhouses



2 BDRM. main floor of House. Newly reno’d. 403-872-2472


3 BDRM. in Sylvan. 4 appls., fenced yard. No pets. All utils. incl. 403-347-6033




WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Grain, Feed Hay


3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 30 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1500, D.D. $1500. 403-341-4627


3 bdrm. house, main floor, 5 appls., fenced yard, large deck, rent $1400 incl. all utils. $900 s.d. Avail. Feb. 1. 403-304-5337


BEAUTIFUL Comfortable 3 bdrm. townhouse in Oriole Park. Super location for access to all major arteries without being bothered by noise. Att. garage, 1-1/2 bath, 5 appls., #23 6300 Orr Dr. N/S, avail. Jan. 1. $1425/mo. Hearthstone Property Management 403-896-8552 or 403-396-9554

Kelloway Cres. Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545


newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Avail. immed. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545



Condos/ Townhouses

Riverfront Estates

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $11195 or $1220 along the river. SD $1000. Avail. Jan. 15 403-304-7576 347-7545


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.

4010 104x353 lot in the heart of Sylvan Lake. Excellent location for future development. $449,900.


1 BDRM. bsmt. suite. N/S, no kids, no pets. $700 rent/d.d. ref’s 403-346-9746


Great 2 bdrm suite with balcony! Coin-op laundry in bldg. In-suite storage. Easy Hwy access. AVAIL NOW! No Pets, N/S. Starting at $945 + power Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-8552

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







LAST 2 remaining full duplex lots in desirable neighborhood in Central Alberta. Very well priced with 4 plex as a discretionary use. Contact Mike Dandurand Sundance Realty & Management 403-343-6655 391-7945


3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. Feb 1. 403-304-5337


Income Property

Cottages/Resort Property


MOUNTVIEW main floor 3 Lovely 3 level exec. bdrm. 1 bath, 5 appls, Tired of Standing? 3 bdrm. townhouse Dogs great location, n/s, no pets, 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, Find something to sit on SMALL SQUARE HAY and avail. Jan. 15 $1400/mo. concrete patio, blinds, in Classifieds EASTVIEW, 1 bdrm. bsmt. inclds. utils. & cable pkg. straw 403-340-3061 MAREMMA puppies front/rear parking, no dogs, suite, fully furnished, n/s, no 403-343-6769 7 M, 2 F, $290/ea. n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 pets, $750/MO, for single TIMOTHY & Brome square 403-392-7481 SYLVAN LAKE, 1 bdrm., Avail. immed. $875 for dbl. Utils. incld. bales, great for horses, ap$550.; 2 bdrm. $1200. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Avail. immed. prox. 60 lbs. put up dry fully furn. dishes, linen, 403-782-9357 or 352-1964 Houses and covered, $5/bale LAKEFRONT CONDO: Sporting cable & utils. incld. Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 1 bdrm. Pine Lake, fully GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, For Sale 403-880-0210 Goods furn., N/S, $950 utils. incl. D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, Looking for a new pet? Avail. now 403-440-9013 2 SPEC HOMES WESTPARK HOME no partiers, avail immed. NORDIC Trak ski machine Check out Classifieds to Ready for your colours. GORGEOUS 403-346-1458 Something for Everyone find the purrfect pet. $150 403-309-3475 Can be shown at any time. 4 BDRM. HOUSE! Everyday in Classifieds GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. 3 Baths - 6 appls. GARAGE. apartments, avail. immed, Lacombe. 403-588-8820 High-end luxury home SOUTHWOOD PARK rent $875 403-596-6000 TH welcomes mature tenants. Trades 3110-47 Avenue, $2100 + utilities. Sorry No 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, JENNER CRES. Pets, N/S. Avail. NOW!! generously sized, 1 1/2 NEW open-concept bsmt Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 baths, fenced yards, suite. Spacious 2 bdrm unit BRAND NEW 1340 sq. ft. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 full bsmts. 403-347-7473, with Built-In vac system. bungalow, 2 bdrm., den, Sorry no pets. 6 appls. $1125 + Utils. dbl. att. garage. $384,900. No Pets, N/S. Condos/ Call Glen 403-588-2231 Call Tina now to view! Netook Construction Ltd. is a heavy equipment RARE 4 BDRM. Townhouses 403-896-8552 contractor based out of Olds, Alberta. TOWNHOUSE Hearthstone 403-314-0099 We are seeking a 3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath townBright 4 Bdrms, 2 1/2 house in well kept condominium LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. baths. Finished bsmt has JOURNEYMAN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN complex at #9, 15 Stanton St. large SUITES. 25+, adults only family room & laundry. with several years experience working with 5 appls & fenced yard. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 The right place for your on-off road earthworks equipment. Tenants must be over 30 family! No Pets, N/S. We require: Caterpillar and Komatsu w/references & quiet living. $1550 + Utils. Avail. Nov. 1st for $1300/mo. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 experience, strong diagnostic and electrical $1300 D.D. 403-341-4627 Or 403-396-9554 experience, knowledge with Electronic 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Technician and SIS programs. Adult bldg. N/S No pets EXECUTIVE 1/2 DUPLEX Successful candidates must be able to work Business 403-755-9852 near Coronation Park and independently in a busy environment, be flexible Opportunities trail system. 1284 sq.ft. and work well with others. Driver’s license, H2S 2 storey, 3 bedrooms up, Alive, First Aid/CPR are required. A dual heavy hardwood, gas fireplace, equipment and automotive ticket is an asset. fenced back yard, Dble. Candidates must go through pre-employment garage. Immed. poss. NOW RENTING drug testing. $349,900. 403-396-5516 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. agent chosen. Qualified applicants please apply by email at 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry or fax to (403) 556-6231 w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot FRANCHISE AVAILABLE! FREE Weekly list of water, washer/dryer properties for sale w/details, FOR APPROVED LOCATION IN hookup, infloor heating, a/c., prices, address, owner’s car plug ins & balconies. phone #, etc. 342-7355 RED DEER, AB Call 403-343-7955 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer (SINGLE OR AREA FRANCHISE) PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. heat/water, 4 appls. $725 Minimum Investment: Approximately avail. immed., 403-348-6594



Houses For Sale

4 bdrm., 2 bath in Bentley. Open concept oak kitchen. Beautifully landscaped. $199,999. 403-877-5052

SUMMER LIVING IN THE SHUSWAP Salmon Arm’s newest townhomes, Maple Lanes is now selling. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 9ft ceilings, hardwood/tile (heated) floors, heat pump/ ac, stainless appls, stamped concrete patio & so much more. $339,000 incl. GST. Check us out at or call Roger (403) 350-8089 or Tanja (250) 804-6436


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Springbrook 3 bdrm. Unique kitchen, across from park. $239,900



HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

Condos/ Townhouses


2007 CHRYSLER 300 103198 kms., $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


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




2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! Call 403-350-4323



You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.

$150,000 unencumbered


We Provide: Site Selection & Design Lease Negotiations Construction Administration Training & Operations Support Menu Development Marketing

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Millwright/Mechanical trade position. The position includes maintenance inspections, lubes, PM’s and repairs to all types of equipment in order to maintain the safe operation and fulfill production requirements of Rahr Malting. The position is rated under the Heavy Job classification. Applicants must have a valid trade certificate for work in Alberta. This position will work in co-ordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

For more information, contact:

Scott Amberson Director of Franchising 1-800-927-0366

Application Closing Date: January 10, 2014. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:

Misc. Help


ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK in CLEARVIEW AREA Cardinal Ave & Cosgrove Cl. $97/mo. ALSO East side of Cosgrove Cres. $91/mo. ALSO Cole Street $61/mo. ALSO Cameron Cres. & Conners Cres. $146/mo. CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo. DAVENPORT PLACE AREA Danielle Dr., Dorchester Ave., & Doncaster Ave. $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. ALSO Timberstone Way, Talson Place, Thomas Place, Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. & Thompson Cres. $307/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306


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

SMITTY’S™ CANADA LIMITED 600 – 501 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7 Canada’s Largest Family Restaurant Chain serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to Canadians coast to coast since 1960

Misc. Help



ANDERS AREA Anders St. / Armstrong Close Addinnell Close / Allan St. Abbott Close / Anders St. Anders Close INGLEWOOD AREA Isherwood Close



$450 MO/D.D. incl. everything. 403-342-1834 or 587-877-1883 after 2:30 2 ROOMS $550./mo. Call 403-352-7417

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

FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277 MOUNTVIEW: large fully furn bdrm $500. Rent, $275. Security. Working M. only. Call 403-396-2468 ROOM, Avail. immed. $600. + dd 403-505-4777 ROOM, Avail. immed. $600. + dd 403-505-4777


Warehouse Space

BAY FOR RENT, 1800 sq. ft., drive through bay in heavy industrial area. 780-305-4688 SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615


Mobile Lot

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820


ONE ONLY ~ 2014 2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta views overlooking GLS 1.8L, $10,888. NEW YEAR SPECIAL Beautiful scenic river valley. Only 6 miles 348-8788 Sport & Import RISER HOMES from Red Deer on pavement.

BLACKFALDS Fully Developed. 4 bdrms. 3.5 baths, front att. garage. 2 storey. Indoor/outdoor fireplace, hardwood, tile, house-wide deck, wet bar & many more upgrades. Please phone Lloyd at 403-391-9294 for all the details. $448,500 incl. legal fees, appls., GST. Laebon Homes 346-7273

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

309-3300 To Place Your Ad In The Red Deer Advocate Now!

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

Income Property



12 UNIT apartment building located in quiet Red Deer neighborhood. Contact Mike Dandurand Sundance Realty & Management 403-343-6655 391-7945

Locally owned and family operated



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



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

Handyman Services


ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, and roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617

Massage Therapy


FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Vickers Close Vanson Close / Visser St.

Starting at $20,000 To book a viewing Or more information Please Contact Terrie at 403-340-0225

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close

Volks Place / Vanier Drive



To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


Viscount Drive


Manufactured Homes

1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995


Lund Close


HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

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


Lamont Close

Sherwood Cres.

Starting at $249,000


Langford Close

Springfield Ave.

2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5 speed 190,000 kms $7,500 403-343-8443

CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $575. 403-346-7546

Law Close / Lewis Close

Somerset Close

Buffalo Lake. 3/4 acre with lake views, 4 bdrm, 3 bath. $334,900. 403-741-6190

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



2006 MERCEDES BENZ CLS 500 lthr., sunroof, 115057 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


Issard Close

Vista Village

Acreage with art studio awaiting your imagination. 3.09 acres of lush trees and 2 homes. $549,900

FULL DUPLEX. 3 bdrm., 1 bath per side. $257,000. 403-963-0204

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

Rooms For Rent

2006 PONTIAC Solstice 26080 kms., 5 speed, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

Now Open

RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

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




EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

FOR fast results: Red Deer Advocate Want Ads. Phone 309-3300.

Massage Therapy


Painters/ Decorators


LAUREL TRUDGEON VII MASSAGE Residential Painting and #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Colour Consultations. Pampering at its 403-342-7801. BEST! 403-986-6686 Personal Come in and see Services why we are the talk of the town. REIKO’S Finest Asian Massage


Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

Moving & Storage



In call only. 587-377-1298 9 am - 10 pm. Mon. - Fri.

Seniors’ Services

Help For Seniors:

in home or facility family business est. 1999 bondable staff, great rates, gift certificates avail. 403-346-7777

Snow Removal FOR fast results: Classified Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311.



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U.S. Northeast digging out of snowstorm BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Homeowners and motorists dug out across the white-blanketed Northeast on Friday as extreme cold ushered in by the storm threatened fingers and toes but kept the snow powdery and mercifully easy to shovel. At least 13 deaths were blamed on the storm as it swept across the nation’s eastern half. While the snowfall had all but stopped by morning across the hard-hit Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor and many highways and streets were soon cleared and reopened, temperatures were in the single digits and teens, with wind chills well below zero. “The snow is easy to move because the air was so cold when it snowed that it’s sort of light and fluffy stuff — but, uh, it’s cold,” Avalon “Nick” Minton said as he cleared the entrance to his garage and sidewalk in Arlington, Mass. “That’s the main part. It’s cold.” And officials from the upper Midwest to New England were preparing for another arctic blast over the next few days that could be even worse. The heaviest snow fell north of Boston in Boxford, Mass., which received nearly 2 feet. Nearly 18 inches fell in Boston and in western New York near Rochester. Lakewood, N.J., got 10 inches and New York’s Central Park 6. Philadelphia got more than 6 inches. Temperatures reached 8 below zero in Burlington, Vt. — with a wind chill of 29 below — and 2 degrees in Boston. Wind chills there and in Providence, R.I., made it feel like minus-20 Friday morning, and the forecast called for more of the same into Saturday. Emergency officials warned that anyone spending more than a few minutes outdoors in such conditions could suffer frostbite. Wellington Ferreira said the cold was worse than the snow as he cleared a sidewalk in front of Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville, Mass. “My ears are frozen,” he said. Warming centres opened around the region, homeless shelters received more people, and cities took


A pedestrian uses his cross-country skies on 58th Street during his morning commute, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter. special measures to look after those most vulnerable to the cold. Teams in New York City searched the streets for homeless people, while in Boston, police asked residents to call 911 if they saw someone in need. In Newport, R.I., the Seaman’s Church Institute said it would stay open round-the-clock until the cold breaks to give mariners and others who work in or around the harbour a

warm place to stay, shower and eat. The light, powdery snow was a blessing in another respect: It did not weigh down electrical lines or tree limbs, and as a result, there were only a few thousand power outages across the Northeast. Slick roads were blamed for several traffic deaths. In addition, a 71-yearold woman with Alzheimer’s disease froze to death after she wandered

away from her rural western New York home. And a worker in Philadelphia was killed when a 100-foot-high pile of road salt fell and crushed him. Schools as far south as Washington, D.C., were closed on Friday. Many government offices also shut down. Major highways in and around New York City reopened, and airports across the region struggled to resume normal operations after U.S. airlines cancelled around 2,200 flights on Friday on top of 2,300 the day before. Jeremy Shapiro, 73, of Manhattan, became stranded at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Thursday. On Friday afternoon, he was still holding out hope for a spot flying standby so he could get to Santa Barbara, Calif. He secured a cot, a pillow and a blanket after seeing about 150 passengers sleeping on cots at the terminal. “It looked like an infirmary from WWI,” he said. Temperatures in the Northeast are expected to rise above freezing over the weekend before the arrival of another blast of frigid air that was already affecting the Midwest. In Wisconsin, the mercury dipped to minus 18 Friday morning in Green Bay, breaking by a single degree the record set in 1979. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton ordered school cancelled on Monday statewide, the first such closing in 17 years, because of projected highs in the minus teens and lows as cold as 30 below. The cold air could also refreeze roads that are wet or slushy from the weekend thaw, making travel dangerous. The weather posed the first big test for New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, who was sworn in a day before the heavy snow arrived. De Blasio dispatched hundreds of plows and salt spreaders. “I feel great about the response,” De Blasio said Friday after shovelling the sidewalk at his Brooklyn home. “We are vigilant. We are not out of this yet. As a great man said, ’It’s not over until it’s over.”’

Judge in terror case hear arguments on expanded surveillance EVIDENCE MAY HAVE BEEN GLEANED FROM PHONE AND INTERNET SPYING CHICAGO — A terrorism suspect’s attorney argued Friday that a Chicago judge can restore “lost faith” in the judicial system by ordering the government to disclose whether it used the kind of expanded U.S. surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden against his client. The impassioned comments came in U.S District Court during a rare open hearing regarding evidence that may have been gleaned from phone and Internet spying — an issue that jurists have been increasingly forced to grapple with in the wake of leaks by former government contractor Snowden. “Step up and say, ’The time has come,” defence attorney Thomas Durkin said, appearing to challenge

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U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman. Mandating the disclosures, he added, “would go a long way toward restoring lost faith (in the justice system) in this country.” The defendant at issue in Friday’s hearing was Adel Daoud, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen from suburban Chicago who denies allegations that he took a phoney car bomb from an undercover FBI agent in 2012, parked it by a downtown Chicago bar and pressed a trigger. His trial is scheduled to begin April 7. At the end of 2013, a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the phone records collection program, while another federal judge in Washington, D.C., earlier concluded it was likely not constitutional. But the judge in Chicago took pains to say Friday not to expect such an expansive opinion from her when she rules in Daoud’s case in the coming days.


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The following property is offered for sale by tender subject to the restrictions in the existing certificate of title, namely: Plan 0020054 Block 8 Lot 9A Excepting Thereout All Mines And Minerals The property is located at 3721B - 43 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3B7. The property is described as semi-detached house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. For further details, interested parties may refer to the affidavit of value and valuator’s report filed in these proceedings. Tenders in sealed envelopes referencing the Court file number 1301-10636, accompanied by your address for notification and a certified cheque or money order for 10% of the amount of the tender must be in the hands of the Clerk of the Court at the Calgary Courts Centre, located at 601 - 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 5P7 by 12:00 noon on January 20, 2014. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid into Court within 30 days, if your tender is accepted. You will be notified of the date and time when the Court will consider your tender. If your tender is accepted and you do not complete the purchase within the 30 days then your deposit will be forfeited. The successful tenderer shall take the mortgaged lands as is. No warranties of any kind are made with respect to the mortgaged lands. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. The deposits of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them. Approved this 26th day of November, 2013.


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The next hearing in this action will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the courthouse located at Court House, 4909 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, at 10:00 a.m. or so soon thereafter as counsel for the Plaintiff may be heard, at which time the Plaintiff may apply for a foreclosure order, an order for sale to the Plaintiff, an order accepting any tender received, and/or an order rejecting any tender received.


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“I’m not sure my ruling will be that grandiose,” she said, responding to Durkin’s call for her to restore faith in the judiciary. She did not say when she would issue the ruling. Defence lawyers want the government to disclose whether it employed enhanced surveillance to flag Daoud and only then targeted him in the FBI sting. They describe Daoud as immature for his age and say he would have been vulnerable to undercover agents’ suggestions that he contemplate setting off a bomb. Another Daoud attorney, Josh Herman, said some documents turned over by prosecutors, including emails dated 2011, seemed to support defence attorneys’ claim that warrantless surveillance was used on Daoud. “This is not tin-foil hat paranoia,” Herman said. But prosecutor William Ridgway said that the 2011 emails may have been found on Daoud’s computer that authorities seized with a warrant in 2012. If the government did target Daoud only after sifting through communications data without a warrant, the defence wants to challenge all subsequent evidence on the grounds it was gathered through a violation of Daoud’s constitutional rights against unreasonable searches. Prosecutors have agreed they must notify terrorism defendants if they plan to use evidence derived directly from enhanced surveillance at trial. However, they say they don’t plan to use any such evidence at Daoud’s trial and, therefore, aren’t obliged to say one way or another if they used the surveillance programs. Daoud’s attorneys say the government’s refusal to clearly confirm or deny that it used the programs leaves them hamstrung: With no answer, they can’t mount a credible constitutional challenge. Prosecutors said they would — according to established rules on classified information — offer detail about any enhanced surveillance to the judge behind closed doors. But they said Daoud’s lawyers didn’t have a right to be present, in part because national security issues are at stake. Durkin said such exceptions for terrorism cases undermine the institution of trials based on both prosecutors and defence attorneys having equal access to evidence. At least when it comes to terrorism trials, he said, “the viability of the adversarial system is ... at a crossroads.”

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