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Free firewood axed BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF
Get ready to bring your own firewood to the fire pits in Red Deer parks this year. As one of the cost-saving measures in the 2014 operating budget, Red Deer city council voted 8-1 in support of halting the free supply of firewood at Rotary Park, Kin Kanyon, McKenzie Trails and the Kiwanis Picnic Area. Coun. Dianne Wyntjes opposed the re-
duction saying this is one service that sets Red Deer apart from other municipalities. Wyntjes said the province may have stopped the practice a few years ago but it doesnâ€™t mean Red Deer has to follow suit. Some councillors suggested residents can stop at a nearby business and buy firewood. â€œNot all people can afford that,â€? said Wyntjes. â€œThat firewood could
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mean the choice of a jug of milk or some food on the table. For me itâ€™s a small price to pay for people to enjoy our parks.â€? Wyntjes said one of the things she hears constantly from the public is how they admire the park system and greenspaces in the city. â€œYet here we are eroding it,â€? she said. â€œI am disappointed.â€? The firewood is supplied in the parks from May to September for $40,000 a year. Red Deer was one of the few municipalities that provided this
service. The city stopped supplying firewood in the winter months a few years ago. Some councillors voiced concerns for the homeless population who may depend on the firewood to stay warm in the winter months. â€œWe donâ€™t actually provide firewood over the winter months,â€? said Greg Scott, director of the Community Services division.
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BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Q: What do an ex-con, a hot dog vendor, and a rancher from Sundre have in common? A: Theyâ€™re all being hailed as heroes after teaming up to rescue a toddler who was drowning in an Arizona septic tank. Just before noon on Saturday, a two-year-old girl was chasing her dog around an open area behind a farmerâ€™s market in Maricopa, Arizona, when she stepped on a cracked plastic cover above a two-metre deep septic tank. The cover flipped open and the child fell down into over a metre of raw sewage.
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Itâ€™s been a heck of a year for Sylvan Lakeâ€™s The Boom Chucka Boys, culminating with five award nominations from the Association of Country Music in Alberta. The local band thatâ€™s now signed to Gord Bamfordâ€™s Cache Entertainment label is nominated for Group of the Year, Fansâ€™ Choice, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and the Rising Star Awards. Winners will be announced when the ACMA holds its third-annual
awards show on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Westerner Park in Red Deer. But just getting nominated is a great career boost and a huge honour, said the groupâ€™s guitarist Joel Rathjen, a big supporter of the fledgling provincial music awards. â€œWe really try to be involved in Albertaâ€™s music industry and try to promote it,â€? Rathjen added. â€œWe enjoy the community, and collaborations with other artists on our projects. . . . Thereâ€™s a real wealth of talent here that needs to be exposed.â€?
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Bail revoked for man at centre of impaired driving case A man awaiting trial for a 2010 fatal impaired driving collision will spend the rest of his time leading up to the April proceedings in custody. It was the third and final strike for Rodney Ross Arens, 36, of Red Deer. Twice prior, Crown prosecutor Robin Snider put forth a motion to have Arens’ bail revoked after Arens was charged with breaching his conditions. Arens was originally arrested for a July 1, 2010, incident in which he was alleged to have been impaired and crashed his vehicle into another near Bower Ponds. The crash killed 13-year-old Anouluck “Jeffrey” Chanminaraj, and injured his two siblings in the car that was hit. Arens was released on $1,250 bail.
In March 2011, he was charged with breaching conditions after he was alleged to have reported to the Red Deer RCMP detachment intoxicated. He pleaded guilty to that breach and was released. Snider made her first application to have Arens’ bail revoked but was denied. Then on March 12, 2013, Sylvan Lake RCMP found Arens alone in a vehicle with what appeared to be a handgun that turned out to be a pellet pistol. Police believed he was either drunk, high or both, and he was eventually charged with breaching his conditions. This time, his conditions prohibited him from consuming alcohol or drugs and from driving a vehicle that did not have an ignition interlock device. Arens pleaded guilty to that breach and was released on $1,500 cash bail with a $10,000 surety. Snider tried again to have Arens’ bail revoked but her application was denied again. Arens was arrested again on Dec. 21 on new charg-
es, including impaired driving, possession of drugs and further breaches of release conditions. Snider applied on Tuesday in Red Deer provincial court to have Arens’ bail revoked. As well, federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis spoke to Arens’ application for judicial interim release on the new charges. Legal Aid counsel Murray Shack said Arens is in a very bad situation. He has an eight-week trial coming up on April 22 and he does not have legal representation. Judge Gordon Yake denied Arens application for bail and approved the Snider motion to revoke bail. The new drug and impaired driving charges will return to Red Deer provincial court on Feb. 23 and Arens is expected to stand trial starting April 22 in Court of Queen’s Bench for the Canada Day 2010 impaired driving collision charges.
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Chelsea Cunningham, 28, of Sundre, is honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday for performing CPR on a toddler who fell into a septic tank in Maricopa, Arizona. said the committees that the city has are made up of volunteers and in some cases there’s no compensation. He said the city is in the position right now for the first time where there is only one position vacant on one committee. “To cut back something right now is a bit of a perk for their time and their efforts is not the right thing to do,” said Buchanan. “It’s such a minimal dollar figure in a $305-million budget.” Some councillors argued that some committees have moved to meet later to avoid the dinner time. Mulder said that some of the valuable networking occurs over dinner time. ● Coun. Ken Johnston introduced a motion late on Tuesday to fund the $1.7 million proposed for the snow clearing budget out of reserves. Council will begin the seventh day of budget talks debating this item. email@example.com
RESCUE: Cunningham performed CPR When the child’s mother started screaming for help, a 27-year-old local man, two weeks out of prison, immediately jumped into the tank, trying to locate the child. After swimming around for a time, he had to come up for air and a second man who had been selling hot dogs nearby was held by his feet and began to feel around in the muck for the child. After the child was under water for approximately four minutes, the vendor felt the child’s hair and was able to pull her out. The girl was subsequently handed off to Chelsea Cunningham, who had been at the market and rushed over to the scene when she heard the shouting. Cunningham, 28, ranches with her husband in the Sundre area and was vacationing in Arizona. The child was not breathing and was described by a witness as being black and purple, but Cunningham — despite having no formal medical training — im-
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mediately began performing CPR on the tot. “I don’t remember a whole lot about after that point. I just know that there are some things that I’ve learned that came in handy,” said Cunningham, a mother of three. “She just looked done,” Cunningham told a local news station, “But she wasn’t done. She had lots left in her I guess and we just had to get it out.” After a short time, the child began to breathe on her own, coughed up the sewage water and started crying. At that point, everyone who had gathered around started to cheer. The child was taken to a nearby hospital and, according to a release from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, was released Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery. According to the Arizona Republic, Cunningham first learned CPR at age 12 and has kept up with it since then, just in case. In an article on the incident, she urged others to learn CPR too. “It might not be as dramatic as somebody in a septic tank, but it might be somebody choking or it might be a big cut,” she told the paper, “Get the knowledge. It’s cheap and doesn’t take a lot of commitment.” Cunningham said she grew up with CPR because her father insisted on it. “It was an influence that I had growing up. There was always a first-aid presence there. My dad was very insistent that it was kept up.” Jim Cowie, Cunningham’s father, was also at the farmers market. He said things were so frantic it took him a minute to realize his daughter was the one controlling the rescue. “That was the intensity of the situation. This child did not look like she was going to make it,” he said. On Tuesday, the county sheriff presented a Life Saving Award to Cunningham and the two other Good Samaritans, with the rescued child and her family in attendance. The sheriff said without the efforts of the three individuals, the child certainly would have died. Maricopa is located about 50 km south of Phoenix. firstname.lastname@example.org — with files by The Canadian Press
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“Through our social planning department and the agencies in our community our ending homeless plan is working very well. There’s lots of opportunities for those folks to find accommodation (inside) as opposed to (outdoor) shelter.” Scott said there were number of challenges of providing the service, which explains why other municipalities do not provide free firewood. Scott estimated 30 per cent of the wood in the park is stolen. He also noted outdoor shelters have been burned to the ground in recent years. “I look at it more as the firewood was being misused,” said Coun. Lawrence Lee. “If that privilege was abused than we shouldn’t continue to have it available for the citizens.” Scott said there are private companies and contractors that supply firewood to the public for a cost. Council approved $48,655 in cost-savings in the area that affects services and the council’s own budget on the sixth day of budget deliberations on Tuesday. Mayor Tara Veer said sometimes they seem like small ideas but they all require due consideration because they do have impacts on the residents in the community. The 2014 municipal operating budget is expected to be passed today. As it stands, the budget sits at a proposed $305-million budget with a proposed 3.93 per cent tax hike. Taxpayers will not know the final number until the education portion is factored in this spring. Other budget highlights: ● Council directed administration to develop budget guidelines in order to for the budget to reflect the community’s priorities as part of its Enterprise Business Planning. The guidelines will be brought forward to council by April 30. ● Coun. Paul Harris unsuccessfully argued to put away $2 million annually into a capital reserve fund citing concerns over the capital infrastructure deficit in the community. Harris told council he continually hears from the community that the city has to stop borrowing money for projects but to pay as it goes for projects. He said part of this means the city needs to save for projects. “It doesn’t mean we have to wait until we know what we’re buying but it does mean we need to put money away so that when we know what we need to buy. the money is already put away,” said Harris. “This is part of a healthy financial plan that you always want to save as the same time as you are managing your operating.” Harris said he was not under any illusion that motion would pass but he wanted to start the conversation. Council reasoned the conversation needs to happen during the context of the city’s overall financial sustainability plan and capital reserves discussions this year. ● Council’s seminar and conference travel was reduced by 10 per cent or $4,714 for 2014. The decision came by a 5-4 vote with Councillors Dianne Wyntjes, Frank Wong, Tanya Handley, Ken Johnston and Mayor Tara Veer in support. The overall budget for councillors is usually about 20 per cent underspent. Opposed were Councillors Paul Harris, Lawrence Lee, Buck Buchanan and Lynne Mulder who reasoned professional development is key for council’s work. Mulder said this is particularly important for the new councillors. She did agree with the past actions of floating unspent money between councillors. Council lunches at meetings were also reduced by $3,000. There’s still $1,100 remaining in the bucket. ● Residents who sit on city committees will continue to be served a good meal. Council voted to continue providing a meal to the volunteers who sit on the committees. The item was on the table for cutting to save $6,900 in the budget. Coun. Buck Buchanan
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Budget projects 2.69% tax increase Beach building, downtown and lakeshore makeovers and a $1.3-million aerial fire truck are among the initiatives included in Sylvan Lake’s draft budget this year. Details released to the public on Monday show the owner of a typical home assessed at $305,400 would see the municipal portion of their tax bill increase to $1,664.43 from $1,592.10 — $72.30 — based on a projected 2.69 per cent rate increase. A recreational levy will increase by $12.40 to $73.30 from $60.90. The numbers do not include school taxes, which are set by the province in the spring. Sylvan Lake is looking at $29.3 million operating and $12.7 million capital budgets this year. “We had to make some tough decisions and compromises but generally we’re happy with the 2.69 per cent,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. “We definitely had to prioritize what we felt were the needs for our
BRIEF Cellphone tower approved A controversial cellphone tower will go up near Sylvan Lake despite opposition from municipalities and residents. Rogers Communications Inc. wants to build the 60-metre tower to boost coverage in the area. It would be located near a residential area just off 60th Street on the southwest edge of town. A small group of town residents voiced their opposition to the tower at an October Red Deer County municipal planning commission. Residents believe the tower could pose a health risk and would be an eyesore that lowered local property values. The town opposed the site because it would be fall within an area expected to used for future residential growth along with preserved natural space. The planning commission rejected the tower application by a 4-3 vote. However, the county’s subdivision and development appeal board overturned that ruling in a Dec. 16 deci-
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BAND: Success growing exponentially On the career front, he and other members of The Boom Chucka Boys — vocalist Ryan Langlois, drummer Dave Grobe and bassist Teddy Roy Michaylow — have seen their band’s success grow exponentially over the last year. The Boys’ 2013 self-titled debut CD yielded a Top 40 Billboard single — Find My Peace of Mind. (The album was co-written with eminent Nashville songwriter Byron Hill, who also coproduced it with Bamford. Both shared a Producer of the Year Award for it from the Canadian Country Music Association.) As well as appearing regularly at The Hideout, the band has also played at many high-profile gigs, most notably the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) weekend in Edmonton, the Ponoka Summer Send-off with The Mavericks, Ian Tyson and Dierks Bentley, and curling’s Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts. But on the personal front, Rathjen has been facing a personal “dichotomy.” Just as the Boys were seeing their public profile spike, Rathjen’s wife, Cristina, mother of their two children, aged three and six, was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. When the band was booked to appear in Toronto to film a half-hour special for CMT in early December, 35-year-old Cristina was scheduled for a double mastectomy. She insisted Rathjen should follow through with his band commitments but it was a difficult situation for both of them. Rathjen provided some of his support long-distance. “Talk about sacrifice — that was sacrifice,” said Cristina, with a wry chuckle. But she appreciated how hard her husband and his fellow musicians work at their craft, and how much their music means to fans. Cristina recalled seeing a couple who had experienced their own family tragedy get up and dance for the first time in a long while to Find My Peace of Mind. “I saw that flash of joy in their faces.” Cristina is now considered cancer-free, although she will still undergo chemotherapy as a precaution. Rathjen is trying to process both the good and the bad that his family has experienced this year. “It’s such a dichotomy. Everything was going so well and then this happened,” said the guitarist, who now
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community. We’ve got growth pressures to deal with and big dreams for the community and we’re taking it step by step to reach those infrastructure goals that we have.” Among the major capital budget projects is $1.9 million to continue the upgrading of Lakeshore Drive into a pedestrian-friendly promenade. This year, the project goes west from 50th Street for several blocks and design work will be undertaken for the next phase from 33rd Street east. McIntyre was also pleased that $500,000 will go towards upgrading 50th Street from Lakeshore Drive to 48th Avenue. The goal is to realign the 50th Street and 50th Avenue intersection and upgrade 50th Street to the same standards as Lakeshore Drive. Another $1.5 million will be contributed to the local curling club, which is fundraising to build a new curling rink. The fire department will also get $1.3 million for a new aerial truck, which will arrive next year. “That is something that has been on the list for quite some time,” he said, adding a new fire hall is expected to
be tendered before spring. The town has also put aside $100,000 to investigate and undertake an environmentally sound project to rebuild the beach, which has been lost to rising water levels and wave action. “That’s a parcel of money set aside if the province will allow us to make improvements to the provincial park. The province has made it clear they are not interested in spending money to improve the beach area.” McIntyre said while the province would not approve the old methods of dredging up sand to form a beach there may be other options that will work without harming the environment. Other new initiatives include an investment attraction strategy budgeted at $47,000 and a $30,000 economic impact assessment. Another $50,000 has been set aside for a facade improvement project that provides financial help to businesses looking to spruce up their shop fronts. On the capital side, $2 million will go to upgrading a trunk line and $1 million will be spent on the sewage lagoon among other projects. email@example.com
sion. The board notes that cellphone towers are often in residential areas and there was “no persuasive evidence or reasons provided as to why the location of this communication tower could not be accommodated within a future residential area.” A tower would also “not unduly affect adjacent properties.” No evidence was provided that showed property values would be affected and Health Canada regulations address health concerns, says the board decision. Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre said council is “definitely disappointed” with the appeal board decision. “It’s certainly installing an 18-storey landmark in a future residential area,” he said. Sylvan Lake town council reviewed its options on Monday, specifically whether a legal challenge was worthwhile. Council opted not to take any further action.
get estimates. Council voted to award a $273,720 contract to Timcon Construction at its Monday meeting. The winning and lowest bid was nearly $90,000 less than the budgeted $360,000. Tenders closed in late November, with six bids ranging as high as $383,400. The total cost of the renovation project will be about $330,000 because a roof inspection showed about $56,000 in repairs are needed. Those will be done by a separate contractor. Red Deer’s Berry Architecture and Associates has been hired to design the revamp, which will see the library expand into space left by the departing archives. The archives are moving into a space in the newly completed Municipal Government Building. About 900 square feet will be added and used to create a much-needed public meeting space. Existing meeting rooms will be turned into additional space for books. Sylvan Lake’s 2012 Feasibility Study for a Community Complex said the existing library was undersized and recommended a new one be built as part of the first phase for a community hub. The expansion project is expected to buy some time until a new library is built.
Lacombe builders face new deadlines for submitting building applications before new regulations kick in. The changes are happening because the growing city can no longer guarantee a 10-minute fire response 90 per cent of the time. That means certain building exemptions no longer apply. Depending on the size of side yard setback, the changes may affect the types of construction material used for side walls, or whether side windows will be permitted, says planning and development manager Lyla Peter in an update posted on the town’s website. To give builders time to adjust, the city will not implement the changes until the beginning of April. A series of deadlines have been set for builders who want their projects approved under existing standards. Discretionary use applications requiring municipal planning commission approval must be submitted by Feb. 14 to be considered, assuming there is no appeal. The same deadline applies to permitted use projects where a variance greater than 10 per cent applies. The deadline for permitted use applications with less than 10 per cent variance is March 3, again assuming there is no appeal. Permitted use permits that fully comply with the Land Use Bylaw must be submitted by March 13. No guarantee is given that applications that go in March 14 to 27 will be reviewed under the old regulations.
been described as walking a fine line between country, rockabilly, gospel and a touch of soul. Although The Boom Chucka Boys have also produced comic songs such as Caffeine, Rathjen doesn’t want to be slotted into any particular country mu-
sic category. “We’re writing about the journey of life and we’re going to expand on that . . The idea is to be honest about what we are and what we are doing.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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understands why country artists such as Bamford leverage their success to back good causes. “Gord’s got a big heart for raising money. I think it’s not by chance that we were thrown together. He showed me that you can use what you do with music to influence people and make a difference to others.” Rathjen also feels the need to give back — particularly since the country music community has been so good to his family. “This has been about the country community pulling together to help us pull through.” He and Cristina appreciate the many musicians and wives, radio and music industry people who called in to express their concern and good wishes. Friends volunteered services and left care packages. One female member of the Calgary band Wildflower drove all the way to Sylvan Lake with a gift of frozen food and muffins. “Bands have been incredibly supportive . . . I can’t believe the generosity . . . I feel we are standing tall. We are standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Cristina, who is grateful for all the personal and medical support in Alberta. “These people barely talk about (their altruism) because they are too busy doing good.” Rathjen, who co-writes with Langlois, believes his family’s ordeal will undoubtably help shape what the band sounds like. And the next step for The Boom Chucka Boys will be gathering material for a new album. One new song, I’ll Never Stop Trying, co-written with Duane Steele, already contains a realist tone: “It’s not sombre, it’s about fighting your way through life,” said Rathjen. The Boom Chucka Boys was formed in 2010, after Rathjen and Langlois met at their day job at ATCO Gas and discovered their common love of music and songwriting. Rathjen, who was formerly with the band Welcome, which opened for Big Sugar, Big Naked and 54-40 in the late 1990s, came from a pop-rock perspective. Langlois was a Stompin’ Tom Connors and Dwight Yoakam fan who soon sold him on country music. The duo had no sooner began playing in coffee shops than they yearned to become a full band. Michaylow “came in quick,” recalled Rathjen. Although a pro at playing the electric bass, Michaylow soon taught himself the stand-up bass to join the group, excelling to the point that other acoustic musicians began approaching him for playing tips. Drummer Grobe was recruited about four years ago. He worked at a local music store, heard the band and told us “I really like what you guys are doing,” recalled Rathjen. The two have since learned to harmonize together, adding a dimension to Langlois’ vocals on songs that have
The City of Red Deer continues to run into problems with its garbage and recycling collection due to record snowfall, and now warmer temperatures. The city says garbage and recycling crews are doing their best to reach homes, but trucks continue to get stuck in some neighbourhoods. Households who were missed on Monday and Tuesday should set out their garbage and recycling again on next week’s regular collection day. For the rest of the week, households are encouraged to ensure they set out their garbage and blue boxes by 7 a.m. Residents with questions about garbage and recycling collection can call the Blue Line at 403-340-2583.
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End of Arab awakening? Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the coup against Egypt’s elected president last July, has one of the finest collections of military headgear in the entire Middle East. Perhaps that’s why he has still not admitted that he plans to become the next president: he can’t decide which hat to throw into the ring. His own exGWYNNE planation for his DYER shyness comes straight out of the Aspiring Dictator’s Handbook: “If I nominate myself, there must be a popular demand and a mandate from my army,” he told the state-owned paper Al-Ahram. “When Egyptians say something, we obey, and I will never turn my back on Egypt.” Egyptian generals are deeply patriotic people, and three others before Sisi have sacrificed their own desire for a quiet life in order to rule Egypt: Gamal Abdel Nasser (1956-70), Anwar
Sadat (1970-81) and Hosni Mubarak (1981-2011). In fact, the last three years have been the only time in the life of the great majority of Egyptians when a general has not been running the country and Sisi seems ready to make the supreme sacrifice, too. A mandate from the army shouldn’t be hard to get, since he runs the whole organization. And as far as “popular demand” is concerned, Sisi is clearly planning to use a “yes” vote in this week’s referendum on the new constitution as proof that the people want him for president. The new constitution will be the third in four years. It replaces the one that was written and adopted (also by referendum) during the brief, unhappy rule of President Mohamed Morsi, who took office on June 30, 2012, and was overthrown on July 3, 2013. It removes the “Islamic” changes that Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood wrote into the last one, which should appeal to secular Egyptians. But that’s not what makes it attractive to Sisi. The new clauses that only a soldier could love include one that gives the Egyptian military the right to appoint the defence minister, and another that says the military budget will not be
subject to civilian oversight. It also retains the much-criticized clause that allows civilians to be tried in military courts. Sisi reckons enough civilians will vote for it anyway, some because they hate the Islamists and some because they are just tired of all the upheavals. Maybe they will, because the whole Arab world is suffering from revolution fatigue: the “Arab awakening” has caused such turbulence that many people would find a return to the old dictatorships almost comforting. It’s true even in Syria, where some of the rebels are starting to talk about making a deal with the Assad regime in order to isolate the Islamist extremists and hasten the end of the war. Egyptians are frightened and exhausted, and Sisi apparently thinks they will gratefully accept a return to army rule (behind a democratic facade). But his nervousness is showing: there’s barely a wall in Cairo that is not covered with “Yes” posters and pictures of Sisi, while people trying to put up “No” posters get arrested. Sisi is probably right to be nervous. In late September, three months after the coup, Zogby Research Services carried out an extensive opinion poll
in Egypt for the Sir Bani Yas Forum in Abu Dhabi. It revealed that confidence in the army had already dropped from 93 per cent to 70 per cent, and it probably has gone on dropping. Sisi and former president Morsi had almost equal support in the country — 46 per cent for Sisi, 44 per cent for Morsi (who now faces trial for “inciting his supporters to carry out premeditated murder” and various other alleged crimes). The Zogby poll also revealed that an overwhelming majority of respondents blame the last military regime, under Hosni Mubarak, for the problems facing Egypt today. All in all, this is hardly a firm foundation on which to complete the counter-revolution and build a new military regime. The likeliest outcome of the referendum on the new constitution this week will be a modest majority for the “Yes” but on a very low turnout. If it is lower than the mere 33 per cent who voted in the referendum on the last constitution in 2012, then Sisi may have to reconsider his plan to run for the presidency. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Help for those left alone I am a facilitator for the Red Deer Widowed Support Network and submit the enclosed in providing hope, understanding and recovery to all those who have lost a spouse in death. It is just me now! The turkey and trimmings are now in the freezer awaiting their second coming. The chocolates and the brandy no longer in sight, waiting to reappear at our waist line. Our parents, in-laws, all the adult children and their children have returned home, leaving us with many so fond memories but with an empty house. Where only a short time ago my house was truly a home, it now shelters only me. The now empty space shows still the remnants of love and companionship. The decorated tree is still standing, but is now barren of the decorated gifts beneath its green wings. The long table recently laden with nourishment, surrounded by conversation, laughter and reminisces of the year has bid final farewell sits empty now. My shoes are no longer crowded at the front door, I would wish it was still. Reality has returned, the joy of Christmas now appears as an artificial effect. Loneliness has been identified as the absence of an emotionally meaningful relationship. You do not fully understand the trauma of loneliness until you lose someone whose presence has come to mean a lot to you. It is like a vice around your chest — every breath unwanted, agonizing. For days, the heaviness weighs down and you have absolutely no interest in anything. There was absolutely no appetite for anything, it is like a recurring nightmare. It’s unreal, yet the truth of it keeps pounding in your head. There is no longer any real purpose to anything, no one to share the odd little things that have occurred during the daytime. How empty it is all — life can never be quite the same again. In addition to feelings of loneliness, you also discover that you no longer enjoy a sense of belonging. Your family and friends do not know how to relate to you, and you’ve become a fifth wheel. You are exiled into the never-never land where each day the longing to be close to someone you can care about gets stronger. You want to be with just about anybody, you don’t want to be alone and lonely. You want the phone and the doorbell to ring. You have no one to say nice things to, or hear another say those nice things to you anymore. You want someone to put their arms around you and say that they love you. Once the activities with which you have surrounded yourself are ended, you become conscious once again that you are alone. Deep down inside you know that all your activities, or even the people whom you meet, will not be able to fill this void in your life. The longing only settles when a new adult attachment is made. The real pain of loneliness comes as a reaction to the absence of a loved one and is likely to extend over a period until that deficit state is resolved. I am writing about the emotions remaining following the death of a spouse. My wife passed away on the morning of June 17, 2011, following 45 years together. The journey of a surviving partner is a trip nobody can adequately prepare to travel. If you are a widow or a widower, you are referred to as being widowed, but you are still alone. Although it is normal for some of us to seek solitude, there is a difference compared to loneliness. Solitude is a matter of choice, we all need time to ourselves at one time or another, loneliness on the other hand comes without our approval. When loneliness visits, we do not have the discretion to refuse its presence. It has a key in our life, and many do not have the strength to banish its entry. As grim as this scenario may seem, I am advising you that we need not suffer alone. Remaining by ourselves becomes the most difficult resource of
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Quebec Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville listens to Samira Laouni appearing before a legislature committee studying the proposed Charter of Values on secularism, Tuesday, at the legislature in Quebec City.
PQ won’t back down on values charter QUEBEC — The cabinet minister behind Quebec’s controversial values charter says the Parti Quebecois is willing to make it an election issue. The two major Opposition parties have made it clear they will vote against the provincial budget, which is expected in a few months, Bernard Drainville said Tuesday. That scenario would topple the PQ minority government and trigger yet another provincewide vote — more than likely before the charter is voted on in the legislature. “That would effectively mean the CAQ (the Coalition for Quebec’s Future) and the Liberals would be making the charter an election issue,” Drainville told reporters as public hearings began on the divisive Bill 60.
“If they decide to defeat us and the charter hasn’t been passed, one of the consequences will be that it becomes an election issue.” Bill 60 would forbid public employees from wearing visible religious symbols including hijabs, turbans, kippas and larger-than-average crucifixes. The plan has fuelled heated debates in the province since it was unveiled last year and some opponents believe the PQ could use identity as a wedge issue in the election campaign. PQ Leader Pauline Marois campaigned during the 2012 election on an emotionally charged pledge to introduce a “Charter of Secularism,” notably aimed at restricting Islamic headwear in public institutions. Critics of Bill 60 say the legislation is unnecessary and infringes on personal freedom. They have also accused the PQ of focusing on identity issues as a way to avoid talking about Quebec’s
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economic situation. The Quebec government argues the charter would shield the province from what it describes as encroaching fundamentalism and says it would provide protection against gender discrimination. On Tuesday, Drainville called the proposed legislation a moderate document that offers tailor-made secularism for his province. He reiterated that the government will not back down on the proposed bill, saying he’s convinced it’s a necessity. “It’s a bill for Quebecers that reflects what we are as a society,” he said. “It’s a moderate, well-balanced bill and the kind of state secularism that we are proposing is going to be a state secularism that is unique to the Quebec society.”
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Top court to hear Nadon case BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is set to begin grappling with an extraordinary first in its 139-year history: adjudicating the rules for the appointment of one of its own. The sitting justices hear arguments Wednesday morning concerning the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, the latest appointment by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the top court. It marks the next messy step in a rare judicial appointment gone awry — a mess the Conservative government clearly foresaw last summer but went ahead with anyway. Nadon, a 64-year-old semi-retired Federal Court judge, faces a constitutional challenge because he is one of three Quebec-based judges required on the nine-member bench but he may not meet the criteria for a Quebec appointee. The government “absolutely knew
this was an issue,” said Adam Dodek, a constitutional law professor at the University of Ottawa. Justice Minister Peter MacKay sought a legal opinion from retired Supreme Court judge Ian Binnie to buttress Nadon’s appointment even before it was announced, and the government subsequently used a fall omnibus budget bill to redraft the Supreme Court Act rules to “clarify” that Nadon was in fact eligible. But by then, a constitutional lawyer and the Quebec attorney general had signalled their intention to challenge the appointment. Nadon, already sworn in as Harper’s sixth Supreme Court appointee, was given an unprecedented notice to stay off the court premises until the legal questions are resolved. Seven interveners will present arguments Wednesday that go to the fundamentals of how much power and latitude the government of the day has to change the court, and whether the Supreme Court’s composition is pro-
National lab to study virus isolated from fatal H5N1 case BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory has isolated live H5N1 virus from respiratory specimens taken from an Alberta woman who died recently from infection with that bird flu virus. The Winnipeg-based lab is working in collaboration with Alberta’s provincial laboratory to sequence the entire genome of the virus, which the woman is believed to have contracted during a three-week trip to China in December. The woman was unwell on her return trip on Dec. 27, was hospitalized Jan. 1 and died Jan. 3. This is the first time an H5N1 infection has been detected in North America. Isolating the virus allows the national lab to do research on this H5N1. In an emailed response to questions, officials at the Winnipeg lab say copies of the virus will be shared with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which is part of the World Health Organization’s network of influenza ref-
erence laboratories. They also say the full genetic blueprint of the virus will be entered into GISAID, an online influenza database accessible to flu researchers from around the globe. Canadian and Alberta health officials have been working with authorities from China and from the WHO to try to figure out how the Alberta woman became infected with H5N1. The woman was a nurse from Red Deer who was originally from China. She travelled there with her mother. The pair spent their entire vacation in Beijing and reportedly did not visit poultry markets or have exposure to poultry while there. While H5N1 is considered to be endemic in China, there have been few recent reports of it there and none from Beijing. That fact, along with the woman’s apparent lack of exposure to poultry, leaves authorities puzzled as to how she was exposed.
The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist being held in a high-security Cairo prison is calling on Ottawa to do more to secure the man’s release. Mohamed Fahmy, a television producer for news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English, was arrested along with two fellow journalists on Dec. 29 while working in a Cairo hotel room. Egypt’s Interior Ministry has said the arrests were part of its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, which the local government has branded a terrorist organization. Fahmy’s younger brother calls the allegations “insane” and says his family doesn’t understand why the Canadian government hasn’t done more to intervene. Sherif Fahmy says he hopes Canadian officials will at least push for his brother to be provided with a blanket in what he says is a cold, dark, insectinfested cell. Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has only said that officials have been in touch with the Egyptian-Canadian journalist and are providing consular services to him.
tected by the Constitution. “It’s a puzzle, frankly,” said Frederick Vaughan, a professor emeritus at the University of Guelph who has written a highly regarded history of the Supreme Court. “There are so many things that simply don’t make sense in this appointment, when there are so many people there (in Quebec) that are capable.” Nadon’s unexceptional judicial resume is not at issue in the legal reference, but does provide an element of political intrigue: why is the Conservative government wading into a constitutional swamp over this appointee? The Constitutional Rights Centre and constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati launched the initial challenge, and Quebec has joined the fray. The Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges, concerned that a narrow reading of the Supreme Court Act could hurt diversity on the bench, has waded in to defend Nadon’s eligibility.
TORONTO — An Ontario judge has ordered the federal government to produce documents that survivors of a notorious residential school say are crucial to their compensation claims. The survivors accused Ottawa of hampering their bid for financial redress by hiding documentary evidence from a provincial police investigation into St. Anne’s in Fort Albany. Hundreds of aboriginal children from remote James Bay communities were sent to St. Anne’s from 1904 to 1976. The police probe in the 1990s turned up evidence of horrific abuse, including use of an electric chair and led to criminal convictions. A government lawyer had said Ottawa received the documents from police on an undertaking they would not be passed on to anyone. But Ontario Superior Court Judge Paul Perell says in a decision released Tuesday that the government misinterpreted its disclosure obligations and should turn over the documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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OTTAWA — Canada’s budget watchdog says the federal government spent slightly more in the first six months of the fiscal year than in the same period last year. A report from the parliamentary budget office says spending on natural disaster recovery has jumped due to major floods and rainstorms in the Prairies from 2011 to 2013. It warns that Ottawa may have to lay out even more money than the current estimated $4.1 billion liability in the future as Environment Canada predicts increased precipitation rates. The report also says it can’t determine whether the 2012 budget cuts are fiscally sustainable because it’s not getting enough information from the government. Since the government refuses to provide the needed data, the budget office has had to use existing public resources to find the information, with limited success. The office says almost 40 per cent of program performance can’t be evaluated due to recent target changes or incomplete data.
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ELEVEN DIE IN CLASHES ON FIRST DAY OF EGYPT’S CONSTITUTIONAL VOTE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — A referendum on a new constitution laid bare the sharp divisions in Egypt six months after the military removed the elected Islamist president. Pro-army voters lined up Tuesday outside polling stations, singing patriotic songs, kissing images of Egypt’s top officer and sharing their upbeat hopes for their troubled nation. Despite heavy security, 11 people were killed in sporadic violence, with protesters burning tires and pelting police with rocks and firebombs to create just enough danger to keep many voters at home. The two-day balloting will likely pave the way for a possible presidential run by the nation’s top general after he ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last July, setting off a fierce crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. It’s also a key milestone in a military-backed political roadmap toward new elections for a president and a parliament after the coup, which has left Egypt sharply divided between Brotherhood supporters in one camp, and the military, security forces in the other, as well as a large segment of a population exacerbated by three years of turmoil. Amid a climate of fear and paranoia, authorities, the mostly pro-military media and a significant segment of the population are showing little or no tolerance for dissent. Campaigning for a “no” vote risked arrest by the police and Egyptians who have publicized their opposition to the charter, even just parts of it, are quickly labeled as traitors. Some 160,000 soldiers and more than 200,000 policemen fanned out across the nation of some 90 million people to protect polling stations and voters against possible attacks by militants loyal to Morsi. Cars were prevented from parking or driving by polling stations and women were searched by female police officers. Military heli-
200 civilians drown fleeing violence BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital. Warfare in the world’s newest state has displaced more than 400,000 people since mid-December, with the front lines constantly shifting as loyalist troops and renegade forces gain and lose territory in battles often waged along ethnic lines. A boat fleeing violence on the Nile carrying mostly women and children sank on Saturday, killing at least 200 people, according to Lt. Col Aguer, the South Sudanese military spokesman. He also said there was fighting about 70 kilometres north of the South Sudanese capital of Juba. Heavy fighting erupted in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, which renegade forces briefly held before government troops retook it. The fighting began early Tuesday morning in the vicinity of the United Nations base in Malakal, with combatants using heavy machine-guns and tanks, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said at UN headquarters in New York. Stray bullets are reported to have landed inside the UN base, wounding people who sought shelter there, according to Nesirky. As a result of Tuesday’s violence, he said, the number of people seeking refuge at the UN base in Malakal has nearly doubled to 20,000. South Sudan has a history of ethnic rivalry, and its many tribes have long battled each other in recurring cycles of violence. The fighting often pits the Dinka ethnic group of President Salva Kiir against the Nuer group of Riek Machar, the former vice-president who now commands renegade forces. Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in the latest fighting, according to one estimate by an International Crisis Group analyst. Some of the fiercest battles have been fought in Jonglei, South Sudan’s largest state, where for months government troops had been trying to put down a local rebellion.
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An Egyptian woman shows her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July. copters hovered over Cairo and other major cities. Shortly before polls opened, an explosion struck a Cairo courthouse, damaging its facade and shattering windows in nearby buildings but causing no casualties in the densely populated neighbourhood of Imbaba — a Brotherhood stronghold. The Health Ministry said 11 people died and 28 were wounded in clashes that broke out between Morsi supporters and government security forces on the sidelines of voting in Cairo, the adjacent province of Giza and two provinces south of the capital, Bani Suef and Sohag. Four of those were killed when gunfire broke out between police and gun-
men on rooftops in Sohag, according to security officials. Three others were wounded, including a senior police officer. A Morsi supporter also was shot to death as he and about 100 others tried to storm a polling station in the province of Bani Suef south of Cairo, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. It was not clear who was behind the shooting. In Cairo’s working class district of Nahya, pro-Morsi protesters shot at and pelted with rocks a polling station before closing all entrances with chains, scaring away voters and locking election officials inside, Mohammed Seragedeen, the judge in charge
of the station, said. Security forces later fired tear gas to disperse the protesters and allow voting to resume, he said. The referendum is the sixth nationwide vote since the authoritarian Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising in 2011, with the five others widely considered the freest ever seen in Egypt, including the June 2012 balloting won by Morsi. But this vote was tainted by criticism that many of the freedoms won in the anti-Mubarak revolution have vanished amid a fierce crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood that has spread to others as the military-backed administration tries to suppress all dissent.
Thai premier won’t resign ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS BLOCK ROADS IN CAPITAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand’s prime minister insisted Tuesday she wouldn’t quit as protesters seeking her ouster blocked key roads in the heart of Bangkok for a second day, leaving the country’s political crisis firmly deadlocked. The demonstrators had pledged to “shut down” the city of 12 million people, but life in most of the vast metropolis was unaffected, with school classes restarting, commuters heading to work and most businesses open. The Southeast Asian nation’s latest bout of unrest began late last year and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has tried to ease it by dissolving Parliament and calling for new elections on Feb. 2. There are growing doubts that the vote will take place, however, and both protesters and the main opposition Democrat Party are calling for a boycott. Yingluck’s opponents are demanding she step aside so an interim, non-elected government can take over and implement reforms before any new poll is held. “I’ve stressed many times I have a duty to act according to my responsibility after the dissolution of Parliament,” Yingluck told reporters. “I’d like to say right now I am not holding on (to my position) but I have to keep political stability. I’m doing my duty to preserve democracy.” Yingluck proposed to meet Wednes-
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Demonstrators cheer following a speech by Suthep Thaugsuban during an antigovernment People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest outside the MBK Center in the Pathumwan district, Tuesday, in Bangkok. day with various groups — including her opponents — to discuss a proposal from the Election Commission to postpone the February vote. But protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, the Democrats and even the Election Commission has refused to take part. Yingluck said all sides need to discuss reform because “the country is in pain and the people are suffering.” Protesters accuse her government of corruption and misrule, and for being the puppet of her older brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
He was toppled by the army in a peaceful coup in 2006 and lives in selfimposed exile to avoid jail time for a corruption conviction. The poor majority in Thailand’s countryside, however, broadly support Thaksin and his family because of the populist policies he implemented, including virtually free health care. Ever since Thaksin’s overthrow, the two sides have been dueling for power, sometimes violently. At least eight people have been killed and hundreds injured since the latest unrest began late last year.
Man gunned down at US theatre for texting BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — An argument over texting in a Florida movie theatre ended with a retired police captain fatally shooting a man sitting in front of him, authorities said. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Curtis Reeves, 71, held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Chad Oulson on Monday. Reeves had his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. “I can’t believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie,” said Charles Cummings, who was about to watch the movie Lone Survivor on Monday. “I can’t believe they would argue
and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cellphone.” Pasco County Sheriff’s officials said the shooting happened when Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting at the theatre. Reeves and his wife were sitting behind Oulson and his wife. Oulson told Reeves he was texting with his 3-yearold daughter, Cummings said. “It ended almost as quickly as it started,” said sheriff’s spokesman Doug Tobin. The sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy detained Reeves until police arrived. Cummings, who had blood on his clothes, told a group of reporters Monday afternoon the show was still in previews when the two couples started
arguing. Cummings said the men started raising their voices and popcorn was thrown. Authorities said Reeves took out a gun, Oulson’s wife put her hand over her husband and Reeves fired his weapon, striking Nichole Oulson in the hand and her husband in the chest. Cummings, who said he was a combat Marine in Vietnam, said Oulson fell onto him and his son. “Blood started coming out of his mouth,” said Alex Cummings. “It was just a very bad scene.” A man sitting next to the shooter grabbed the gun out of his hand, and the suspect did not attempt to get away, Cummings said. Chad Oulson died at a hospital.
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Swedish doctors transplant wombs EMBRYO TRANSFERS NEXT STEP FOR NINE WOMEN BY MALIN RISING AND MARIA CHENG THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STOCKHOLM, Sweden â€” Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. The women were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. Most are in their 30s and are part of the first major experiment to test whether itâ€™s possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children. Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hands, faces and other body parts to improve patientsâ€™ quality of life. Womb transplants â€” the first ones intended to be temporary, just to allow childbearing â€” push that frontier even farther and raise some new concerns. There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb â€” in Turkey and Saudi Arabia â€” but both failed to produce babies. Scientists in Britain, Hungary and elsewhere are also planning similar operations but the efforts in Sweden are the most advanced. â€œThis is a new kind of surgery,â€? Dr. Mats Brannstrom told The Associated Press in an interview from Goteborg. â€œWe have no textbook to look at.â€? Brannstrom, chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Gothenburg, is leading the initiative. Next month, he and colleagues will run the first-ever workshop on how to perform womb transplants and they plan to publish a scientific report on their efforts soon. Some experts have raised concerns about whether itâ€™s ethical to use live donors for an experimental procedure that doesnâ€™t save lives. But John Harris, a bioethics expert at the University of Manchester, didnâ€™t see a problem with that as long as donors are fully informed. He said donating kidneys isnâ€™t necessarily lifesaving, yet is widely promoted. â€œDialysis is available, but we have come to accept and to even encourage people to take risks to donate a kidney,â€? he said.
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In this photo made available by the University of Goteborg in Sweden, the Swedish research team practises before the operations to transplant wombs at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Goteborg, Sweden. Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. Brannstrom said the nine womb recipients are doing well. Many already had their periods six weeks after the transplants, an early sign that the wombs are healthy and functioning. One woman had an infection in her newly received uterus and others had some minor rejection episodes, but none of the recipients or donors needed intensive care after the surgery, Brannstrom said. All left the hospital within days. None of the women who donated or received wombs has been identified. The transplants began in September 2012 and the donors include mothers and other relatives of the recipients. The team had initially planned to do 10 transplants, but one woman couldnâ€™t proceed due to medical reasons, university spokesman Krister Svahn said. The transplant operations did not connect the womenâ€™s uteruses to their
fallopian tubes, so they are unable to get pregnant naturally. But all who received a womb have their own ovaries and can make eggs. Before the operation, they had some removed to create embryos through invitro fertilization. The embryos were then frozen and doctors plan to transfer them into the new wombs, allowing the women to carry their own biological children. The transplants have ignited hope among women unable to have children because they lost a uterus to cancer or were born without one. About one in girl in 4,500 is born with a syndrome, known as MRKH, where she doesnâ€™t have a womb. Lise Gimre, 35, who was born without a womb, said she thought many women with MRKH would be interested if the operation proves to be safe and effective. Gimre runs an organiza-
tion for women with the syndrome in Norway. â€œIf this had been possible when I was younger, no doubt I would have been interested,â€? she said. Gimre, who has two foster children, said the only option for women like her to have biological children is via surrogacy, which is illegal in many European countries, including Norway and Sweden. Fertility experts have hailed the project as significant but stress itâ€™s unknown whether the transplants will result in healthy babies. The technique used in Sweden, using live donors, is somewhat controversial. In Britain, doctors are also planning to perform uterus transplants, but will only use wombs from dying or dead people. Last year, Turkish doctors announced their patient got pregnant but the pregnancy failed after two months. â€œMats has done something amazing and we understand completely why he has taken this route, but we are wary of that approach,â€? said Dr. Richard Smith, head of the U.K. charity Womb Transplant UK, which is trying to raise 500,000 pounds ($823,000) to carry out five operations in Britain. He said removing a womb for donation is like a radical hysterectomy but it requires taking a bigger chunk of the surrounding blood vessels to ensure adequate blood flow, raising the risk of complications for the donor. Smith said British officials donâ€™t consider it ethical to let donors take such chances for an operation that isnâ€™t considered life-saving. Smith said the biggest question is how any pregnancies will proceed. â€œThe principal concern for me is if the baby will get enough nourishment from the placenta and if the blood flow is good enough,â€? he said. All of the women who received womb transplants will need to take anti-rejection medicines, but Smith said data from women who have received kidney transplants doesnâ€™t suggest their babies are at any increased risk from the drugs. Brannstrom said using live donors allowed them to ensure the donated wombs were functional and didnâ€™t have any problems like an HPV infection. Doctors in Saudi Arabia performed the first womb transplant in 2000, using a live donor, but it had to be removed after three months because of a blood clot.
Frostbite can do more than nip at fingers, toes and nose It seemed to Karl Zebarth like a good idea at the time: he had just left a friendâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve party and decided to dash through the park to his nearby home in Georgetown, Ont., a quick shortcut taken before without incident. But Zebarth, dressed only in a light sweater and jeans, slipped on the slick surface left by the pre-Christmas ice storm and cut his hands, which heâ€™d thrown out to break his fall. He couldnâ€™t get up. â€œI had drunk a little, but not a lot. It was just the ice,â€? says Zebarth, 24, who was rescued by a young couple walking by who heard his calls for help and summoned an ambulance. The temperature with the wind chill was close to a frigid -20 C that night, and within minutes frostbite had begun to set in on his gloveless hands. He was treated for hypothermia and frostbite at a nearby hospital and discharged, but the next day he realized his hands were worse than heâ€™d realized. â€œWhen I got home, my hands started throbbing, the pain was really bad, and I knew something else needed to be done,â€? says Zebarth, who was sent by ambulance to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. â€œThey were terrible,â€? he says of his fingers. â€œThey were very swollen, very colourful â€” black, purple, yellow â€” and they were losing a bit of skin. I started getting blisters that started bleeding.â€? Depending on how low the temperature plunges, frostbite can start developing even within seconds in exposed body parts like the nose, earlobes, fingers, hands and toes, explains Dr. Marc Jeschke, director of Sunnybrookâ€™s burn unit, where Zebarth spent a
week being treated. As with burns, there are different degrees of frostbite, ranging from superficial â€” often called frostnip â€” to extremely deep freezing that can even destroy bone. Exposure to bitterly cold temperatures causes blood and other fluids in the tissues to crystallize, â€œalmost like a freezer,â€? says Jeschke. â€œAt the beginning, itâ€™s painful,â€? he says. â€œWe all know this when we go out and shovel snow, all of a sudden itâ€™s painful. Then after a while, because of the crystallization and the cold, it has an anesthetic effect. It means you donâ€™t feel it.â€? â€œSo all of a sudden, your warning signs are gone. So then you donâ€™t know something bad is happening. When the pain goes away, usually thatâ€™s a very bad thing.â€? If someone suspects they have frostbite, they should get indoors and
bathe the affected area in lukewarm water â€” not hot, as that can cause more damage â€” and take ibuprofen for pain and inflammation, says Jeschke. Avoid exposing frostbitten areas to direct heat from a stove, heating pad or fireplace, as that could cause burns to skin that has lost sensation. â€œAnything thatâ€™s of major concern, persisting, and all of a sudden you have blisters, red skin, white skin, yellow skin, that should be looked at in an ER,â€? he says. â€œBasic black means that the tissue is dead.â€? While frostbite can result in amputation, the condition has a much better regenerative capacity than serious burns, and doctors start with less aggressive treatment. That includes first warming the patient with special blankets and perhaps warm intravenous fluids, covering the skin
with aloe vera and applying antibacterial agents to ward off infection. â€œIf thereâ€™s no infection, it can heal back up,â€? says Jeschke. â€œThatâ€™s the beauty of a frostbite.â€? But in severe cases, frostbite can lead to complications, from gangrene requiring amputation to organ failure from the bodyâ€™s inflammatory response to sepsis from unchecked infection. â€œYou can actually die from it,â€? he says. But, of course, prevention is the best medicine, Jeschke stresses. â€œDonâ€™t do anything stupid, be cognizant,â€? he says. â€œPut lots of layers of clothes on, protect your face, wear hats. Donâ€™t go swimming and stand outside with wet hair, which increases conduction.â€? One patient who was admitted to the unit last year was pumping gas into his vehicle without wearing gloves and spilled gasoline all over
his hands. The temperature was about -10 C and it took only about 10 seconds for him to get frostbite. â€œIt was ridiculously short because gasoline conducted the cold extremely well. All 10 fingers, both hands and arms were involved. But he luckily healed very nicely,â€? Jeschke says of the man, who was in hospital for two weeks. More recently, he treated a patient who came in with frostbitten earlobes: heâ€™d been shovelling snow with the thermometer at a bonechilling -30 C and hadnâ€™t worn a hat; another man ended up with frostbite in his fingers after shovelling his car out of a pile of snow with bare hands. Some people are more susceptible to the cold and in greater danger of frostbite, including children, the elderly and
those with circulation problems, doctors say. Drinking alcohol also can make a person more vulnerable to frostbite if they go outdoors with inadequate winter clothing. â€œPeople get drunk, pass out, or they have a snowball fight while totally drunk and they donâ€™t feel it (the cold) because they have alcohol intoxication,â€? says Jeschke. â€œYou only get frostbite or burned when youâ€™re unreasonable, when your brain doesnâ€™t tell you: â€™Man, Iâ€™m doing something wrong or stupid.â€?â€™ Zebarthâ€™s fingers are healing and heâ€™s been given exercises to help recover muscle strength and control. While heâ€™s able to move his hands, he doesnâ€™t yet know if skin grafts will be needed or whether he has permanent damage.
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CANADIANS BORROW LESS, TURN TO SAVING BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canada’s biggest banks say consumers are reaching the limit on how much they can afford to borrow, and that’s likely to slow loan growth this year. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) chief executive Gord Nixon said Tuesday he expects Canadian households will begin to show more restraint. “In terms of pure consumer lending (growth), we’ll prob-
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Digital tools helping crops BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR
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Stellas cooks up stomach-friendly perogies BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR About six years ago, Keri Adams set out to find a perogy that her autistic son could eat. Thanks to her efforts, people across Western Canada who have dietary restrictions are now enjoying the stuffed dough dumplings — as well as ravioli and pizza pouches. All are produced by Stellas Inc., a Lacombe-based business that grew out of Adams’ quest for stomach-friendly foods. “All of our products are gluten-free, but a lot of them are egg-free, corn-free, dairy-free, sulphitefree,” she said. Stellas sells a vegan cheddar perogy, a potato perogy for people who can’t digest onion, and a pepperfree perogy for asthmatics. It supplies big retailers like Sobeys, as well smaller stores such as Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods, and specialty shops. “Right from B.C. to Manitoba,” said Adams, adding that Stellas’ products are even available in Ontario. Trained as a rehab therapist, Adams never planned to get into the food industry. But she developed an interest in nutrition after discovering that her autistic son Korbin, who was then four, did much better on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet. “Once I started taking foods away, it was within 24 to 48 hours he started talking again and sleeping through the night.” However, Adams soon realized that Korbin’s restricted diet left her with few options when she
was pushing a grocery cart. Particularly troublesome was the fact that some of his favourite foods were on the blacklist. “We’re Ukrainian, so not having perogies was a problem.” Out of desperation, Adams began experimenting in her own kitchen. Working with specialty flours and other ingredients, she tried to develop a dough that would hold together well enough for use in perogies. The trial-and-error process resulted in a few culinary calamities.
things,” she explained of her choice of foods. The name Stellas was borrowed from Adams’ late grandmother, who lived long enough to see her granddaughter succeed. But she’s betrayed her Ukrainian heritage in one respect. “Now I can’t make a regular perogy to save my life,” said Adams. “The dough just feels so weird after working with glutenfree.” One of the satisfying things about operating Stellas is the impact its products has on customers, she said. “There are people who haven’t had a perogy for 30 years.” Adams believes Stellas’ products, which shun preservatives and other things that can cause allergic reactions, while em— KERI ADAMS phasizing locally grown ingredients, are a good choice “My baba and my mom gave up for everyone. on me,” laughed Adams. “People feel better when they But she persevered, and as eat that way,” she said. “It’s not president of the Autism Society just autism or celiacs, it’s fibromyof Central Alberta had plenty of algia, or people with arthritis.” willing testers. As the quality of As for Korbin, he continues to her perogies increased, so did de- thrive on his modified diet. Now mand for them. a Grade 4 French immersion stuEventually, a local health food dent, he enjoys dabbling in Grade store requested a batch, which Ad- 10 geometry. ams prepared in a rented church “He’s wicked smart,” said Adkitchen. ams, adding that her son also “They were gone, like, the next takes karate and plays minor footday.” ball. Soon, Adams had moved into a Stellas, which employs five, has commercial kitchen, brought on just moved into bigger premises. staff and even obtained a mechan- There are no plans for new types ical mixer. With her dough prob- of products, but Adams doesn’t lem solved, she was also able to dismiss the possibility. expand into other products. “You never know. Never say “Perogies, ravioli and pizza never.” pops were Korbin’s favourite email@example.com
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Agricultural scientists from across Alberta are in Red Deer this week for Agronomy Update 2014. The annual event, which kicked off Tuesday and continues today, features presentations on soil and crop issues. About 400 people were on hand for yesterday’s proceedings, which included pest and disease forecasts for 2014, as well as discussions on control measures. Among Tuesday’s presenters was Kelly Turkington, a plant pathology research scientist at the Lacombe Research Centre. He discussed how digital photography provides a good tool with which to diagnose crop problems. “You’re in the field, you see an issue, you can act on that,” he said, explaining how a producer can snap a photo with a smartphone and email it to a crop specialist — and possible receive a reply within minutes. That compares with the old practice of collecting samples, packaging and transporting these, and then waiting for a response. In 2012, said Turkington, he received 40 to 60 emailed photos with requests for feedback. When he’s uncertain about a problem, he’s able to forward the image to other experts for their opinions. “In some cases, we’re starting to see these images and requests being posted online on some of the social media sites, like Twitter. “In that case, you might actually have advice from all over the world.” Unfortunately, said Turkington, the images he receives are sometimes of poor quality or lack sufficient background information with which to make a diagnosis. He offered tips for taking usable pictures, including placing plant samples on a flatbed scanner to obtain a magnified digital likeness. Also speaking on Tuesday was Daniel Itenfisu, a drought modeler and agricultural water management engineer with the provincial government. He described how Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has developed a weather station network with which to monitor draught and excessive moisture, among other climatic information. Itenfisu explained that the province decided to adopt a risk management approach to drought after particularly dry years in 2001 and 2002. But it lacked reliable data with which to do so. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development responded by setting up 47 weather stations in 2003 and 2004, and has since added more. Agriculture Financial Services Corp. also contributed more than 100, and with weather stations belonging to Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta Environment and other organizations, the tally is up to about 373. “So we have now a really reasonably good density of weather stations across the province,” said Itenfisu. Among the data being collected is temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation levels and solar radiation. This information is valuable for such applications as irrigation and farm water management, crop insurance, grass fire risk reporting and more. Because the data can be accessed online at www. agric.gov.ab.ca/acis, farmers can also use it to manage their operations, said Itenfisu. They can check current and historic conditions at nearby weather stations, he said, and even overlay Environment Canada radar images onto their farms. Also available are maps that compare current precipitation levels and other weather conditions to historical trends. Agronomy Update 2014 was organized by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Battle River Research Group. It’s geared for grain producers, crop advisers and industry representatives. email@example.com
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Incentives could help cut greenhouse gas emissions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A report says Alberta could save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions if it offered people and businesses financial incentives to become more energy efficient. The report was put together by the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance and submitted to the provincial government. “The No. 1 action that we would like to see right now is for the provincial government to put some of their climate change emission management fund dollars into energy efficiency programs,” Jesse Row, the alliance’s executive director, said Tuesday. The alliance includes the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, Suncor Energy (TSX:SU), Atco Gas (TSX:ACO.X), the Pembina Institute, the Canada Green Building Council and other businesses and groups. The report also recommends the province should do more to raise awareness about how people and small- and medium-sized businesses can become more energy efficient. “Energy efficiency programs typically have two components — one is incentives and two is information and capacity building. We want the government to be doing both.” Row said such measures would save Albertans $1.5 billion a year by 2020 and achieve half of Alberta’s climate change reduction targets. The report does not give specific examples of what kind of incentive programs the government should offer, but lists broad areas where savings could potentially be achieved such as in residential buildings, industrial projects, commercial buildings and transportation. Under the heading residential buildings, the report mentions heating and cooling, lighting, appliances and water heating. “In the residential sector, what has been found is that incentive programs for efficiency upgrades have been successful in increasing energy efficiency,” Row said. The report recommends the government pay for incentive and awareness programs with a fund it has for climate change and emissions management. The money in the fund comes mainly from big energy and power companies in Alberta that exceed their greenhouse gas emission targets. Since 2007 the province has collected $398 million in the fund. About $380 million has been set aside for research on greenhouse gas reduction projects, but more money is collected each year. Alberta’s Environment Department received a preliminary copy of the alliance report before Christmas and was given the final version on Monday. Department spokesman Jason Maloney said the province is reviewing the report and plans to take action. But there was no immediate word on what exactly the government plans to do, or when. “Right now we are looking at energy efficiency efforts across all sectors but the details have not been finalized yet,” Maloney said. Under Alberta law, large industrial greenhouse gas emitters must reduce their emissions intensity by 12 per cent below their 2004-2005 baseline intensity. Companies that can’t meet this requirement must either buy carbon credits from other Alberta-based organizations or pay $15 into the fund for every tonne over the limit.
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BANKS: Expect focus on financial planning “We’re going to benefit from continued strong commercial and industrial loan growth and I think that’s going to spill over into Canada,” he said. Downe said as consumers borrow less they will focus on financial planning, like saving for retirement, which will help grow its wealth management business. “In essence, it’s a shift on the part of the consumer from borrowing and spending to saving and investing,” he said. While Canadians may take on less debt in the future, more of them will be struggling to pay off their overdue bills rather than saving for the long term, a new survey of risk professionals in the financial services industry suggested. A poll from credit score analysis firm FICO said that 32 per cent of respondents expect that credit card delinquencies will increase over the next six months. And even balances on accounts that aren’t delinquent are predicted to rise, the survey found. About 60 per cent of bankers expect average credit card balances to go up, with nine per cent saying they’ll likely go down. Much of the debt will likely come from unpaid auto loans, which are expected to hit their highest level since the fourth quarter of 2012, FICO said. “While the delinquency predictions in our survey aren’t alarming, lenders will be keeping a close eye on these trends,” said FICO chief analytics officer Andrew Jennings in a release. “Banks are walking a fine line, trying to grow their lending portfolios without taking excessive risks.” The online survey, which was part of a broader poll of North American risk professionals in November, included 82 Canadian respondents. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) chief executive Brian Porter said he’s comfortable with the credit quality from its customers and doesn’t see any major concerns developing in the real estate market either. “We would view supply and demand relatively in check across the country,” he said. “The one area where we have some little concern is here in Toronto in the condo market.” Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD) head Ed Clark said low interest rates have pushed housing prices higher and the banking industry should be concerned about the potential for a housing bubble. “I don’t think it’s going to collapse, but I do think that if you run a bank, you should be worried.” he said. “It’s something we should watch.” TD Bank is staying cautious by turning down unfavourable loan applications that some other banks may approve, he said. “We have to always lean against these asset bubbles,” he said.
Canadian railways hurt by cold weather BUT OUTLOOK BRIGHT FOR 2014, SAY ANALYSTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The outlook for Canada’s two largest railways remains bright for 2014 even though the year got off to a rocky start due to winter weather woes and a fiery derailment. Total volumes shipped in the first week of the year decreased 4.4 per cent as bone-chilling cold swept much of the continent. Canadian National Railway’s (TSX:CNR) carloads declined 4.4 per cent for the week ended Jan. 4 as an 8.8 per cent decrease in bulk shipments was partially offset by 2.9 per cent growth in intermodal, according to the Association of American Railroads. Total carloads shipped by Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) slipped 4.5 per cent as bulk shipments decreased 4.8 per cent and intermodal volumes were down 4.2 per cent. CN and CP both said the entire North American rail industry was effected by extreme weather in the first two weeks of the year. “CN was no exception, with extremely cold weather affecting operations across Canada, as
well as its northern U.S. network,” spokesman Mark Hallman wrote in an email. CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said the extreme weather caused temporary slowdowns. “Now, as conditions improve, we are returning to strong performance levels,” he said. CN’s year also got off to a difficult start when one of its freight trains derailed Jan. 7 near Plaster Rock, N.B., and caught fire. About 150 people were evacuated when the 122-car train derailed, with 19 cars and one locomotive leaving the tracks. Five of the derailed tanker cars were carrying Western crude oil to an Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B., while four tankers carried liquefied petroleum gas. The suspected cause is a cracked wheel, but Hallman said there’s no indication that weather was a contributing factor. Analysts say weather will put pressure on Canadian rail results when CN and CP report later this month. Analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets wrote in a report that he expects both railways will underperform U.S. carriers, citing the extreme cold tem-
peratures, shortened train lengths and increased labour costs among other things. Analyst Turan Quettawala of Scotiabank said the cold weather should “cascade” through CN’s income statement compared with last year when weather was not a major negative factor. He expects the railway’s operating ratio, a measure of productivity where lower numbers are better, will increase to 64.9 per cent from 63.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012. The two analysts reduced their fourth-quarter estimates for Montreal-based CN. The country’s largest railway was expected to have earned 79 cents in adjusted profits in the quarter on $2.76 billion of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. That compared with 71 cents on $2.5 billion in revenue in the prior year. For the full year, adjusted profits are expected to have increased seven per cent to $2.6 billion or $3.09 per share, on $10.6 billion of revenues. At CP, adjusted profits are forecast to have surged 51 per cent to $1.94 per share on $1.6 billion of revenues in the quarter.
Air Canada Rouge hiring hundreds of flight attendants AS IT ADDS WESTERN BASE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Air Canada Rouge plans to hire hundreds of additional flight attendants this year as it prepares to launch service this spring out of Calgary and Vancouver and expand its fleet. The Air Canada subsidiary, which launched last summer, expects to expand its workforce to 650 by the end of the year when its number of aircraft increases to 33. The airline currently employs 220 workers. Another 110 begin training next week in Toronto and Montreal. “We’re creating good jobs in major Canadian cities for young people and we’re excited about doing that and so far the customer response to our crews has been very positive,” said Renee Smith-
Valade, vice-president customer experience. Rouge said it has received great interest from young people despite the 20 per cent lower starting wage than the mainline carrier (TSX:AC.B). Rouge employees earn a starting salary of about $25,000 per year including per diem and benefits for a minimum of 75 flying hours or 12 days per month. Smith-Valade said Rouge has garnered interest because unlike most starting flight attendants, they won’t fly domestic or short regional routes. “For Rouge crew who start with us they’re immediately flying international routes, so that’s attractive,” she said in an interview from Vancouver. More than 16,000 resumes have been received and several thou-
sand more are expected to be submitted for Western Canada. Those working on routes out of Calgary will shuttle from the base in Vancouver on Air Canada flights. The airline’s fleet will grow as Air Canada receives its new Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. Rouge started last July with four planes and added six more at the end of last year. The fleet is slated to increase to 16 planes by April when it has about 440 employees will be on board. Air Canada is counting on Rouge to help generate strong profits because of its lower operating costs. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the airline’s shares, which tripled last year, closed down three cents at $8.77 in Tuesday trading.
Oilsands can help other parts of country if developed safer, faster: economic leader BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — All of Canada should be working to develop Alberta oilsands because the trillions of dollars it can generate can go to help other areas of the country, says an economic leader. Brad Ferguson, president and CEO of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, says northern Alberta could contribute $2.1 trillion to the Canadian economy over the next twenty years, or $105 billion dollars a year. “It’s an enormous number,” Ferguson said Tuesday at the group’s annual address.
“It’s a lot of zeros, and it creates a lot of tax dollars. That’s why we need to move it from a city imperative to a national imperative because if we don’t extract the value out of the oilsands, the entire country actually gets harmed through the process.” Ferguson has issued a call to action to find ways to make development of the oilsands cleaner, greener, safer, faster and cheaper, as the rest of the world is demanding. It’s such a big job, all of Canada should be getting in on it, he added. “If we use it to activate other parts of the country, everything
from other universities and the research that’s going on there, or the excess capacity that’s going on in Trois-Rivieres or Hamilton or Oshawa right now, how do we use what we have here to activate the rest of the country?” Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson agreed. “If we really want to thrive, if we really want to lead and have a great strong economy into the future, it has to innovate and it has to be around, ‘How do you make things greener? How do you use less energy?’ How do you use less water, so I think it’s the right call to action,” he said.
JPMorgan: More Target-like breaches will occur unless retail, banks work together THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — More Target-sized security breaches will happen if banks and retail stores don’t start working together to further protect customers’ data, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday. JPMorgan has replaced 2 million credit and debit cards as a result of the breach, said Dimon in his first public comments about the event. The bank has replaced nearly all the affected cards. JPMorgan is the world’s largest issuer of credit cards. Dimon expects that cybercrimes such as the Target breach will become more common if retailers and banks do not work on security, he said. “This story is not over, unfortunately,” Dimon said in a conference call with investors
following the bank’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement. In December, Target said 40 million credit and debit card accounts — including customers’ card numbers, expiration dates, debit-card PINs and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on the back of cards— were stolen in a data breach that happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Last week, the company disclosed that hackers stole an additional trove of data affecting 70 million people. That data included names and phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses. The company said there is some overlap between the two data sets. It is the second-largest theft of shoppers’ credit card data, following the theft of 90 million customers’ data from discount retailer TJX in 2007.
Dimon said the bank hasn’t seen a reduction in consumer spending due to the breach, and there are no signs that consumers moved to other forms of payment, like cash or checks. The breach is not expected to affect JPMorgan’s financial results, a company spokeswoman said. Dimon, who had not publicly commented on Target’s breach until Tuesday, said he expects that banks will issue cards with more security features on them in the future. Banks and the stores that accept their credit and debit cards have had a complicated relationship for years.
Stores want to accept credit and debit cards because it’s often a customer’s preferred form of payment. But every time a shopper swipes a credit or debit card, a bank charges a small fee. That fee, known as an interchange fee, adds up to billions of dollars in revenue for the banks. It’s why stores like gas stations charge customers more to use credit or debit cards versus cash. “This might be a chance for retailers and banks, for once, to work together as opposed to suing each other like we’ve been doing the last decade,” Dimon said.
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MARKETS The telecom sector advanced 0.9 per cent as bidding for a coveted piece of Canada’s wireless market started today. The 700 megahertz waves are particularly valuable because they allow cellphone signals to travel longer distances and penetrate buildings and tunnels where calls are often dropped. Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) was the strongest performer in the group, ahead 82 cents at $47.86. The energy sector moved ahead 0.3 per cent while the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 79 cents to US$92.59 a barrel. Athabasca Oil (TSX:ATH) gained 13 cents to C$6.92. The gold sector was the major TSX drag, down 0.25 per cent as February bullion drifted down $5.70 to US$1,245.40 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 70 cents to C$24.34. Financials also weighed on the Toronto market as Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) fell 59 cents to $63.68. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,692.38 up 10.90 points TSX Venture Exchange — 964.71 down 0.17 of a point TSX 60 — 787.99 up 0.52 of a point Dow — 16,373.86 up 115.92 points S&P 500 — 1,838.88 up 19.68 points Nasdaq — 4,183.02 up 69.72 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.34 cents US, down 0.86 of a cent Pound — C$1.7999, up 2.289 cents Euro — C$1.4977 up 1.51 cents Euro — US$1.3680, up 0.10 of a cent
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TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 964.71, down 0.17 of a point. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 151.74 million shares. ICE Futures Canada Closing prices: Canola: Jan. ’14 $3.20 lower $413.70; March ’14 $2.90 lower $423.00; May ’14 $2.60 lower $432.40; July ’14 $2.20 lower $441.30; Nov. ’14 $1.50 lower $455.20; Jan ’15 $0.10 lower $461.70; March ’15 $0.60 higher $465.70; May ’15 $0.10 lower $466.60; July ’15 $0.10 lower $467.10; Nov ’15 $0.10 lower $463.30; Jan. ’16 $0.10 lower $463.30. Barley (Western): March ’14 $9.50 lower $127.00; May ’14 $9.50 lower $129.00; July ’14 $9.50 lower $129.00; Oct. ’14 $9.50 lower $129.00; Dec. ’14 $9.50 lower $129.00; March ’15 $9.50 lower $129.00; May ’15 $9.50 lower $129.00; July ’15 $9.50 lower $129.00; Oct. ’15 $9.50 lower $129.00; Dec. ’15 $9.50 lower $129.00; March ’16 $9.50 lower $129.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 358,340 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 358,340.
Shaw Communications hikes dividend, posts stronger quarterly results BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. posted stronger quarterly financial results and hiked its dividend on Tuesday even as it continued to see declines in its basic cable and satellite TV customer base. The Calgary-based cable and media giant (TSX:SJR.B) earned $245 million, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 30 as it saw revenue increase in all three of its major divisions. That beat the average analyst profit estimate of 49 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters, and marked an improvement over the $235 million, or 50 cents per share, it booked in the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.36 billion from $1.32 billion a year earlier and was in line with analyst estimates. As of March 28, the monthly dividend will increase by eight per cent to $1.10 annually. “This increase continues our strong track record of returning capital to shareholders as well as showcasing the confidence that the board and senior management have in the long-term free cash flow profile of our company,” CEO
Brad Shaw said on a conference call with analysts. In a research note, Desjardins Securities analyst Maher Yaghi said Shaw met profitability expectations thanks to increases in average revenue per user, a metric known in the industry as ARPU. “But pressures on subscribers in its core cable business persist,” Yaghi wrote. “We continue to believe increased competitive pressures are of concern and continuous ARPU increases will be difficult to implement each year to offset subscriber losses.” Meanwhile RBC Capital Markets analysts Drew McReynolds wrote in his analysis that profit margins at the cable division were weaker than expected and margins at the satellite division continued to erode. Shaw lost 29,619 basic cable and 9,323 satellite subscribers in the quarter, while adding 2,746 Internet and 1,351 digital phone customers. The competitive landscape in Western Canada is intense, with a huge overlap between Shaw and Vancouver-based Telus Corp. (TSX:T) in that market, Brad Shaw told reporters following the company’s annual general meeting. The company has been resisting offering customers steep dis-
DETROIT — General Motors sold 9.71 million cars and trucks last year, probably not enough to beat out Toyota for the global sales crown, but about 200,000 better than Volkswagen. Toyota, the sales champion in 2012, will report its sales next week. It only needs to show a little
growth to beat GM again. GM said Tuesday that sales of light vehicles worldwide grew 4 per cent in 2013, led by growth in China and the United Kingdom. The company’s sales in China rose 11 per cent to set a record. U.S. sales were up 7 per cent, slightly below the market’s growth of nearly 8 per cent. Toyota sold roughly 9.7 million cars and trucks in 2012, recap-
counts as means of competing with Telus, instead focusing on improving its service offering and investing in technology. It’s a balancing act, the CEO said. “If we wanted to go out this quarter and get 80,000 revenue generating units, we could certainly do that, but there’s a financial impact to that and we’re very sensitive to that,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, you never want to lose a customer, but I think in our strategy we’re focused on the mid- to long term to where we need to go.” On the analyst call, chief operating officer Jay Mehr said Shaw is actually losing fewer customers to competition from Telus. Many are remaining Shaw customers, but are ditching one or two individual services — like a land line or basic cable — for other options. “Customers have choices and we’re not seeing it in the satellite business and we’re not seeing it on the home Internet business,” he said, declining to use the term “cord-cutting” to describe the trend. Shaw’s cable division, which includes home phone and Internet service, provided $844 million of revenue in the quarter, up four per cent year over year.
turing the lead it ceded to GM in 2011. GM was the top-selling carmaker for more than seven decades before losing the title to Toyota in 2008. But GM retook the sales crown in 2011 when Toyota’s factories were slowed by an earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The disaster left Toyota dealers with few cars to sell. The Japanese company has since recovered.
Greece expects to make primary budget surplus in 2013 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS — Greece’s finance ministry said Tuesday that it is on target to achieve a primary budget surplus in 2013, a key requirement set in the country’s bailout agreements. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the overall government’s primary surplus — which does not count the cost of paying interest on existing debt — is expected to be 812 million euros ($1.1 billion). The figure is important because Greece had promised its bailout creditors to achieve a primary surplus in the hope of qualifying for a debt relief deal this year. “After many years, and with massive sacrifices made by Greek society, the country has achieved a primary surplus,” Staikouras said. “This is a very important result that was achieved by meeting targets in revenues and exceeding them in terms of expenditures.”
More comprehensive Greek figures will be released in about one month, while the European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostat, will release its 2013 Greek budget data in April. When counting the cost of paying interest on Greece’s huge amounts of debt, the government is still expected to be in deficit. The country has been relying on international rescue loans since 2010, when it lost access to bond markets as investors worried about its high debt. Bailout inspectors from the EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund are due back in Athens to review the country’s finances, but a date has not yet been set. The left-wing main opposition party, Syriza, said the government had only managed to improve the budget after imposing drastic cuts in public health and welfare spending.
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Tuesday amid a mixed slate of earnings data and a couple of strong U.S. economic reports. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 10.9 points to 13,692.38, well off the best levels of the session as the gold and financial sectors turned negative. The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.86 of a cent to 91.34 cents US, with currency traders cautious ahead of next week’s Bank of Canada interest rate announcement. The U.S. dollar strengthened and New York indexes registered strong gains after the U.S. Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent last month, higher than the 0.1 per cent increase that economists expected. Other data showed that U.S. companies built up their stockpiles in November by 0.4 per cent as sales improved. Continued growth in inventories suggests businesses believe consumers will increase spending in the months ahead. The Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 115.92 points to 16,373.86, the Nasdaq advanced 69.72 points to 4,183.02 and the S&P 500 index climbed 19.68 points to 1,838.88. Markets sold off Monday on concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do about further cutting back on its key stimulus program and worries about whether the American equity markets were looking too expensive and that perhaps it was time for a correction. The S&P 500 rocketed about 30 per cent last year, helped in large measure by Fed stimulus. Investors now want to see if strong earnings and revenue can justify that gain and push stock prices higher. On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase shares inched up four cents to
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GETS GOAL AND TWO ASSISTS IN REBELS DEBUT BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR To suggest that Aspen Sterzer made a great first impression with his new club would be an obvious understatement. The newest member of the Red Deer Rebels joined the team last Friday in Moose Jaw — just 24 hours after being acquired from the Kamloops Blazers — and made an immediate impact with a goal and two helpers in a 4-3 WHL victory over the Warriors. One night later, he scored again in a 3-0 victory at Swift Current. “As a player just coming to the team, I wanted to help the guys have success,” Sterzer said Tuesday following a practice session at the Kinex. “I was super nervous to be honest. This was my first trade and I didn’t know many of the guys and didn’t know if they knew a lot about me. I made some plays, got some bounces and things were working for me.” Upon his arrival in Moose Jaw, Sterzer was placed on a line with captain Conner Bleackley and Presten Kopeck. The positive chemistry was instantaneous and there is every reason to believe that the forward unit will remain
intact for Friday’s home game against the Calgary Hitmen. “For sure, both of those guys are awesome players and it’s super nice to be able to play with them,” said Sterzer. “It made it a lot easier for me jumping in to play with guys like Conner and Presten. It’s been a real treat.” Sterzer, who was acquired in a deal that sent fellow 19-year-old forward Matt Bellerive and a third-round bantam draft pick to the Blazers, is enjoying a breakthrough Aspen Sterzer season. The native of Canal Flats, B.C., produced a total of 25 points — including seven goals — during his first two seasons and change in Kamloops and has sniped 19 goals and accumulated 36 points in 42 games this winter. “I started to get a few more opportunities in Kamloops last year but the team was still really deep, then I got injured and missed most of the second half of the season,” said Sterzer, who played 10 WHL games as a 16-yearold, 63 the following season and just 31
during a concussion-plagued 2012-13 campaign. “When I came back last fall I realized I’m 19, that I’m not getting any younger. I trained as hard as I could during the summer and started to have some success this season. Kamloops has a young team and I got more opportunities as an older player.” It was his birth certificate that convinced Sterzer that he might be trade material. “Obviously Kamloops is struggling this season and I definitely thought being traded was a strong possibility for me,” he said. “When I got the news I was really excited to be given an opportunity with this team. I know Red Deer has a young group, but it’s supertalented and it’s a team I’m looking forward to playing with. “I was ecstatic to find out I was coming here with Brady (former Blazers teammate Gaudet) being here. I just really looking forward to joining the team on the road. It was a long trip (from Kamloops to Moose Jaw) but I couldn’t wait to play.” Along with his offensive talents, Sterzer offers a fair measure of grit and excels in playing a solid, two-way game. “I’ve always loved hitting and
checking guys,” said the five-foot-11, 187-pound forward. “It’s a lot of fun and when you’re not scoring the least you can be doing is finishing your checks and making some kind of impact on the ice. “I’ve always liked being a gritty guy. I want to be known as a hard-working player more than anything.” Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt got a first-hand look at Sterzer during the final two games of the club’s recent road trip and is already a fan. “I like his pace. He plays hard at both ends of the ice,” said Truitt. “He’s got great skills with the puck. He’s a heady player who knows when to distribute the puck in traffic, yet when he’s got room he’s going to pull the trigger. You like that kind of hockey I.Q. “And for a small-statured guy, he plays big. He hits people and he’s not afraid of the traffic areas, which is a good quality to have.” ● Rebels rookie forward Vukie Mpofu suffered a lower-body injury at Moose Jaw and didn’t practise Tuesday. He’s out indefinitely and joins forward Brooks Maxwell — listed as week-to-week with an upper-body ailment — on the club’s injury list. email@example.com
Chiefs give Team Canada a good test for Sochi BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Chiefs 2 Team Canada 0 The benefits of playing the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs outweighed the final results. Then again the Canadian National Women’s Olympic Team head coach Kevin Dineen wasn’t about to dismiss a 2-0 loss to the Chiefs before a near capacity crowd at the Arena Tuesday. “That wasn’t a good snap shot of our way of playing, but we played a very good team out there tonight,” he said. “That’s one of the best teams we’ve faced since I’ve been here. They played an up tempo game and we faced the kind of pressure we’ll see when we’re overseas. We can work on a lot of things in practice but the reality is it’s hard to duplicate what you get against competition. “We’ve played a lot of games against the Americans and Team Canada’s belief is that these games are helping us to be game ready.” The Canadian squad is less than a month away from the Sochi Olympics and not only are they building as a team, but they’re still learning some of Dineen’s philosophies. Dineen was fired by the Florida Panthers on Nov. 8 and on Dec. 17 was named head coach of Team Canada, replacing Dan Church, who resigned. The 50-year-old Dineen doesn’t use the change in coaching as an excuse for how the Canadians have played, or will play. “It’s always a good excuse for players trying to learn a
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Red Deer Optimist AAA Midget Chief Jeffrey Dewit looks to redirect a shot at Team Canada’s goaltender Charline Labonte during first-period action at the Arena in Red Deer Tuesday. new system, but for the most part this is a well-oiled machine,” he said. “We made a few adjustments, but they’re a very enthusiastic bunch and very sincere and made my job easy. There is a lot of talented players and for the most part I just let them run.”
Canadian team captain Hayley Wickenheiser agrees. “He has a lot of experience at the international and NHL level and while it has taken him a while to get used to the women’s game. We’re pleased to have him,” she said. Dineen did coach women’s
hockey while he was coaching Portland Pirates of the AHL. “I coached my daughter’s elite spring team and they had a lot of quality players and I found it a positive experience. The big difference I find is that the women don’t shoot the puck as hard as the men, so
there are a few adjustments, but overall the complete level and intensity is the same.” The Canadians haven’t had a great deal of success of late, both against the Americans and the Alberta Midget Hockey League. “We’re slowly getting to be where we need to be,” said Dineen. “We have a little ways to go and we’ll certainly need to be better than we were tonight. I’m confident we’ll be ready.” The teams battled through two scoreless periods Tuesday, thanks mainly to the brilliant goaltending of Team Canada’s Christine Labonte, who made 20 saves in the first period and 14 in the second. Overall she faced 43 shots. It wasn’t until 5:13 of the third period that Trey deGraaf was able to beat the veteran netminder with a shot that bounced off a body and flipped over her shoulder. Brad Makofka put the finishing touches on the scoring with an empty net goal with 49.1 seconds remaining. Jayden Sittler made 12 saves for the shutout. The only shot to beat him was by Wickenheiser in a shoot out. Jeff de Wit and Gabe Bast beat Labonte out of the five Red Deer shooters. “Without goaltending it would have been four or five nothing,” said Wickenheiser. “Labonte kept us in it, but we couldn’t sustain any pressure. But it’s good to be pushed. The pace of play was good for us as they’re bigger, have longer reach and the speed and puck movement gets us ready for what we’re going to face.”
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Donaghy’s choice to play at RDC has worked out well It wasn’t the easiest of decisions, come in and show that they’re better,” but Alex Donaghy’s commitment to said Walton. play volleyball at RDC couldn’t have “Alex is a very good athlete . . . she worked out better. needs to refine it a bit and control cerThe Sylvan Lake star, who was heav- tain situations, but she does a lot of ily recruited in both volleyball and things that are positive for us. We have basketball, shares middle blocking du- to find ways to work her into the ofties with Shelby Bramall and Megan fence because she is such an athlete.” Schmidt and has played a key role in Donaghy averages 1.8 kills per set, the Queens’ 12-0 record. the best among the three mid“It’s worked out for me dle blockers, while also con. . . I’ve really enjoyed it,” tributing 0.5 blocks per set, said Donaghy, who decidwhich is tied with Schmidt ed before the end of last and just behind Bramall. year’s high school basketWhat she doesn’t do is play ball season to join the volthe back row, so only has 0.7 leyball Queens. digs per set. “Alex has been a great “I’ve always played the addition with a lot of pomiddle, but played the back tential,” said Walton. “She row in high school and in club was a good basketball with the U17 team,” she explayer, but we’re thankful plained. “I didn’t play back she decided on volleyball. row with the U18 team and of DANNY I’m a little bias, but I feel course not here. I do miss it a RODE her upside is larger in vollittle.” leyball.” But she did laugh when Donaghy is surprised asked if she’d “bug” Walton at how much she’s started about playing in the back row. this season. “Maybe, but it hasn’t come up.” “I didn’t know what to expect . . . I But in the end Donaghy wasn’t wordidn’t think I’d start as much as I have, ried about where she played as long as but I’m really enjoying it.” the team continues to have success. Walton has the luxury of starting “That’s important,” she said. “We any two of his three middles, some- have a team that works well together thing that makes the team that much and has come together as a team.” stronger. The Queens, who are ranked fourth “Any one of the three can play lights in Canada, take their undefeated reout and they have to stay in there as cord into a home-and-home series there’s always someone waiting to against the University of Alberta, Au-
gustana this week, playing Thursday in Camrose and Saturday at RDC. The women get action underway at 6 p.m. with the men to follow. The second half of the season will be tougher than the first half as the Queens also face Briercrest Bible College, 9-3, on the road, SAIT, 6-6, and Grant MacEwan University, 9-3. “We’re looking forward to the second half, because we’re playing tough teams which will make us better,” said Donaghy. The Kings, who are 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in Canada, will have their hands full as well. Augustana is 6-4 while Briercrest, who will host the national finals, is 5-5, SAIT 7-3 and GMU 11-1. “Augustana is a stronger team than any of the teams we’ve faced so far,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha in a press release. “They have the best middle tandem that we’ve seen.” ● The basketball squads will also have a tough test as they host Concordia University College on Friday (women tip off at 6 p.m. with the men to follow) and visit GMU on Saturday. The Kings are ranked sixth in Canada and have an 11-1 record while CUC is 7-4 and GMU 9-3. The Queens are 5-7 with CUC at 4-7 and GMU 11-1. ● The hockey Queens need to find some offence as they face GMU in a home-and-home series — Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Saturday in Edmonton. GMU is first in the league with an 8-3-0-1 record while RDC is third at
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5-7-0-0. The Queens are only two points up on SAIT in the battle for the final playoff spot. The games will see a battle between two of the premier netminders in the league with Morgan Glover of GMU first at 1.25 goals-against-average and a .956 save percentage and Camille Trautman of RDC, second at 1.38 and .943. Moriah Andrews of RDC is fourth in the league at 2.08 and .919. • The hockey Kings clash with the GMU Griffins as well — Friday in Edmonton and Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. The Kings are tied for second in the league with Augustana with 28 points, two back of SAIT and one ahead of NAIT. The Griffins are fifth with 19 points. • DJay McGrath of the hockey Kings and libero Maddi Quinn of the volleyball Queens shared the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week awards. McGrath had a goal and two assists and was a leader on the Kings penalty kill and power play as they split a twogame series against NAIT. Quinn was brilliant defensively in a weekend sweep of NAIT, finishing with 32 digs in only six sets. Volleyball Kings middle Chris Osborn and basketball Queens post player Desirae Paterson also received recognition. ● The hockey Kings received the Breathing Room team of the week honours. email@example.com
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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Swift Current 45 23 16 1 5 150 Regina 45 23 17 3 2 153 Brandon 44 23 17 4 0 167 Prince Albert 43 22 19 2 0 148 Moose Jaw 44 13 25 3 3 118 Saskatoon 47 12 31 1 3 134 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Calgary 44 29 10 2 3 166 Edmonton 43 29 13 0 1 171 Medicine Hat 43 25 15 3 0 144 Kootenay 46 22 20 2 2 137 Red Deer 44 22 20 0 2 132 Lethbridge 47 9 33 2 3 119
GA 131 165 160 145 168 194
Pt 52 51 50 46 32 28
GA 115 112 123 142 135 212
Pt 63 59 53 48 46 23
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 43 36 5 0 2 187 106 74 Victoria 46 29 15 0 2 138 110 60 Vancouver 45 22 15 5 3 153 153 52 Prince George 46 17 23 2 4 144 184 40 Kamloops 44 10 29 2 3 114 181 25 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 45 28 12 2 3 193 153 61 Spokane 42 26 13 1 2 155 125 55 Everett 44 24 13 6 1 134 119 55 Seattle 44 25 14 2 3 156 167 55 Tri-City 44 20 20 2 2 114 127 44 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
Monday’s Games Calgary 2, Carolina 0 Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2 Winnipeg 5, Phoenix 1 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Tuesday’s Games San Jose 2, Washington 1, SO Toronto 4, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 New Jersey 4, Montreal 1 Florida 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Colorado 3, Chicago 2, OT St. Louis 2, Phoenix 1 Nashville 4, Calgary 2 Ottawa 3, Minnesota 0 Dallas 5, Edmonton 2 Wednesday’s Games Buffalo at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s results Medicine Hat 2 Lethbridge 1 Seattle at Spokane, late Friday’s games Kootenay at Regina, 6 p.m. Prince Albert at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Swift Current at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Prince George, 8 p.m. Moose Jaw at Portland, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Tri-City at Seattle, 8:35 p.m.
Tuesday’s summaries Tigers 2, Hurricanes 1 First Period 1. Lethbridge, Erkamps 5 (Sheen, Ramsay) 19:57 (pp). Penalties — Lewington MH (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 2:35, Alldridge Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 2:35, Lewington MH (fighting) 4:37, Alldridge Let (fighting) 4:37, Penner MH (fighting) 5:43, Bell Let (fighting) 5:43, Staples MH (interference) 16:39, Staples MH (tripping) 19:13. Second Period 2. Medicine Hat, Sanford 20 (Cox, Vannelli) 5:12 (pp). 3. Medicine Hat, Valk 20 (Sanford, Cox) 5:29. Penalties — Duke Let (tripping) 0:38, Olynek Let (hooking) 5:02, Watson Let (holding) 10:50, Bell Let (checking to the head) 14:17. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Alldridge Let (kneeing) 2:02, Walters Let (high-sticking) 2:05, Labelle MH (boarding) 12:23. Shots on goal Medicine Hat 10 17 15 — 42 Lethbridge 6 4 4 — 14 Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W, 9-5-2); Lethbridge: Hogue (L, 0-3-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Medicine Hat: 1-6; Lethbridge: 1-3. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 46 29 15 2 60 Tampa Bay 47 28 15 4 60 Montreal 47 26 16 5 57 Toronto 48 23 20 5 51 Detroit 46 20 16 10 50 Ottawa 47 21 18 8 50 Florida 46 18 21 7 43 Buffalo 45 13 27 5 31 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 47 33 12 2 68 Washington 46 22 16 8 52 Philadelphia 47 24 19 4 52 N.Y. Rangers 48 24 21 3 51 New Jersey 48 20 18 10 50 Columbus 46 22 20 4 48 Carolina 46 19 18 9 47 N.Y. Islanders 48 18 23 7 43
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 49 30 8 11 71 177 135 St. Louis 45 32 8 5 69 163 100 Colorado 46 29 12 5 63 135 117 Minnesota 49 25 19 5 55 118 122 Dallas 46 21 18 7 49 132 141 Nashville 48 20 21 7 47 113 143 Winnipeg 48 20 23 5 45 133 146 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 48 35 8 5 75 161 119 San Jose 47 29 12 6 64 150 117 Los Angeles 47 28 14 5 61 120 96 Vancouver 47 24 14 9 57 123 115 Phoenix 46 21 16 9 51 135 143 Calgary 47 16 25 6 38 105 148 Edmonton 49 15 29 5 35 128 174 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
GF 132 136 118 132 118 134 109 80
GA 102 113 111 146 127 146 141 125
GF 152 137 125 119 112 129 111 132
GA 112 137 132 126 118 131 130 156
Predators 4, Flames 2 First Period 1. Nashville, Weber 11 (Josi, Legwand) 15:52 (pp). 2. Calgary, Stempniak 7 (Hudler, Brodie) 18:56. Penalties — Stajan Cgy (interference) 5:27, Stajan Cgy (interference) 14:33. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Wideman Cgy (holding) 1:58, Fisher Nash (tripping) 7:50. Third Period 3. Nashville, Ellis 2 (Legwand, Klein) :55. 4. Nashville, Smith 14 (Spaling, Jones) 2:40 (pp). 5. Nashville, Stalberg 6 (Ellis, Legwand) 10:52. 6. Calgary, Backlund 8 (Giordano, Hudler) 13:07. Penalties — Byron Cgy (tripping) 1:17, Weber Nash (tripping) 3:52, Backlund Cgy (roughing) 19:05, Jones Nash (roughing) 19:05. Shots on goal Calgary 10 8 6 — 24 Nashville 15 10 9 — 34 Goal — Calgary: Ramo (L, 8-9-3); Nashville: Hutton (W, 8-7-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 0-2; Nashville: 2-4. Stars 5, Oilers 2 First Period 1. Dallas, Cole 12 (Daley, Benn) :14. 2. Edmonton, Schultz 5 (Hall, Ference) 3:40. 3. Dallas, Garbutt 9 (Whitney, Connauton) 8:35. 4. Dallas, Benn 16 (Seguin, Goligoski) 10:22 (pp). Penalties — Jones Edm (fighting) 2:59, Dillon Dal (fighting) 2:59, Gagner Edm (interference) 9:45. Second Period 5. Dallas, Eakin 10 (Roussel, Garbutt) 1:10. 6. Edmonton, Gagner 6 (Hall, Nugent-Hopkins) 10:28 (pp). Penalties — Cole Dal (tripping) 3:22, Benn Dal (interference) 9:30. Third Period 7. Dallas, Daley 2 (Garbutt) 19:21 (en). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Edmonton 10 15 8 — 33 Dallas 12 9 9 — 30 Goal — Edmonton: Bryzgalov (L, 3-7-2); Dallas: Lehtonen (W, 17-12-7). Power plays (goal-chances)Edmonton: 1-2; Dallas: 1-1. Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT) First Period 1. Colorado, Barrie 4 (Wilson, Mitchell) 14:58. 2. Colorado, O’Reilly 17 (Holden, McGinn) 16:00 (pp). Penalties — Johnson Col (interference) 0:10, Landeskog Col (hooking) 9:21, Versteeg Chi (hooking) 15:50, Hossa Chi (hooking) 16:04, Talbot Col (slashing) 18:33. Second Period 3. Chicago, Oduya 3 (Saad, Shaw) 8:12. Penalties — Duchene Col (slashing) 1:28, McGinn
Col (tripping) 19:34. Third Period 4. Chicago, Shaw 13 (Saad, Hossa) 7:27. Penalties — Kane Chi (hooking) 4:26. Overtime 5. Colorado, Barrie 5 (Duchene) 4:09 (pp). Penalties — Toews Chi (hooking) 3:34. Shots on goal Colorado 9 6 10 1 — 26 Chicago 13 16 15 4 — 48 Goal — Colorado: Varlamov (W, 22-8-5); Chicago: Crawford (LO, 17-7-7). Power plays (goal-chances)Colorado: 2-4; Chicago: 0-5. Blues 2, Coyotes 1 First Period 1. St. Louis, Oshie 9 (Pietrangelo, Backes) 9:54. Penalties — None. Second Period 2. St. Louis, Oshie 10 (Backes, Shattenkirk) 12:54 (pp). 3. Phoenix, Ekman-Larsson 6 (Yandle, Boedker) 19:12 (pp). Penalties — Stone Phx (holding) 1:38, Jackman StL (holding) 8:22, Stone Phx (cross-checking) 11:51, Klesla Phx (cross-checking) 16:32, Backes StL (boarding) 17:44. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Morrow StL (holding) 8:45. Shots on goal Phoenix 4 9 8 — 21 St. Louis 6 10 2 — 18 Goal — Phoenix: Smith (L, 15-13-8); St. Louis: Halak (W, 19-6-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Phoenix: 1-3; St. Louis: 1-3. Senators 3, Wild 0 First Period 1. Ottawa, MacArthur 16 (Turris, Karlsson) 13:06 (pp). Penalties — Fontaine Minn (hooking) 8:07, Granlund Minn (high-sticking) 11:40. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Spezza Ott (slashing) 11:34. Third Period 2. Ottawa, Condra 5 (unassisted) 5:55. 3. Ottawa, Turris 13 (Cowen, Karlsson) 17:38 (pp). Penalties — Brodin Minn (interference) 9:04, Michalek Ott (interference) 9:07, Turris Ott (hooking) 12:39, Suter Minn (tripping) 15:43. Shots on goal Ottawa 15 8 9 — 32 Minnesota 3 10 14 — 27 Goal — Ottawa: Lehner (W, 6-9-3); Minnesota: Kuemper (L, 2-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Ottawa: 2-5; Minnesota: 0-3. Flyers 4, Sabres 3 First Period 1. Buffalo, Hodgson 9 (Ott, D’Agostini) 6:59. Penalties — Pysyk Buf (tripping) 3:19, Meszaros Pha (hooking) 8:28, Sulzer Buf (cross-checking) 14:22. Second Period 2. Philadelphia, Voracek 13 (Simmonds, Hartnell) 1:40 (pp). Penalties — Konopka Buf (holding) 0:39, Rosehill Pha (interference) 3:12, Grossmann Pha (interference) 7:02, McNabb Buf (roughing) 11:47, Hall Pha (hooking) 14:01. Third Period 3. Buffalo, D’Agostini 2 (Ott, Hodgson) 6:27. 4. Philadelphia, Schenn 12 (Hartnell, Meszaros) 13:28. 5. Philadelphia, Hartnell 11 (Simmonds, Giroux) 15:53 (pp). 6. Buffalo, Ennis 10 (Moulson, Ehrhoff) 16:47. 7. Philadelphia, Lecavalier 10 (Read, Couturier) 19:45. Penalties — Flynn Buf (hooking) 2:31, Konopka Buf (goaltender interference) 15:06. Shots on goal Philadelphia 6 12 15 — 33 Buffalo 5 7 7 — 19 Goal — Philadelphia: Mason (W, 19-11-4); Buffalo: Enroth (L, 1-9-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Philadelphia: 2-6; Buffalo: 0-4. Panthers 4, Islanders 2 First Period 1. Florida, Barkov 8 (Boyes) :32. 2. Florida, Shore 1 (Barch, Jovanovski) 15:34. 3. Florida, Bjugstad 10 (Upshall) 19:24. Penalties — Huberdeau Fla (holding) 1:59, Carkner NYI (hooking) 5:57, Nielsen NYI (stick holding) 6:43. Second Period 4. Florida, Upshall 7 (Campbell, Jovanovski) 15:59 (sh). 5. NY Islanders, McDonald 3 (Martin, De Haan) 19:29. Penalties — De Haan NYI (holding) 3:47, Goc Fla (goaltender interference) 14:55, Huberdeau Fla (tripping) 17:26. Third Period 6. NY Islanders, Vanek 16 (Nielsen, Okposo) 2:38. Penalties — De Haan NYI (cross-checking) 6:21.
Shots on goal NY Islanders 8 10 15 — 33 Florida 10 10 6 — 26 Goal — NY Islanders: Poulin (L, 9-13-0); Florida: Thomas (W, 12-11-3). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Islanders: 0-3; Florida: 0-5. Referees — Francis Charron, Brad Watson. Linesmen — Scott Driscoll, Pierre Racicot. Attendance — 13,730 at Florida. Devils 4, Canadiens 1 First Period 1. Montreal, Pacioretty 20 (Gorges) 7:00. 2. New Jersey, Jagr 14 (Zubrus, Henrique) 17:23. Penalties — Gallagher Mtl (goaltender interference) 3:12, Greene NJ (interference) 17:32, Gorges Mtl (interference) 19:43. Second Period 3. New Jersey, Gelinas 5 (Clowe, Merrill) 1:20 (pp). 4. New Jersey, Henrique 12 (Clowe, Ryder) 4:02. Penalties — Salvador NJ (tripping) 8:44, Clowe NJ (high-sticking) 16:37. Third Period 5. New Jersey, Zubrus 9 (Jagr) 19:46 (en). Penalties — Prust Mtl (high-sticking) 13:26. Shots on goal New Jersey 7 10 2 — 19 Montreal 11 13 6 — 30 Goal — New Jersey: Brodeur (W, 13-9-4); Montreal: Price (L, 21-12-4). Power plays (goal-chances)New Jersey: 1-3; Montreal: 0-3. Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3 First Period 1. Boston, Marchand 11 (Smith, Bergeron) 3:38. 2. Toronto, Bozak 8 (Gunnarsson, Kessel) 5:52. 3. Boston, Bergeron 11 (Chara, Marchand) 10:48. 4. Toronto, Bozak 9 (van Riemsdyk, Kessel) 12:47 (pp). Penalties — Thornton Bos (fighting) 3:03, McLaren Tor (elbowing major) 3:03, Soderberg Bos (hooking) 11:57. Second Period 5. Toronto, Gardiner 3 (Kessel, Phaneuf) 7:09 (pp). Penalties — van Riemsdyk Tor (tripping) 1:37, McQuaid Bos (tripping) 5:50, Gleason Tor (tripping) 8:07, Spooner Bos (holding) 13:29. Third Period 6. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 18 (Bozak, Lupul) 1:00. 7. Boston, Campbell 3 (Paille) 9:35. Penalties — Chara Bos (interference) 4:00, Gunnarsson Tor (delay of game) 6:29, Bartkowski Bos (hooking) 12:07. Shots on goal Toronto 7 13 6 — 26 Boston 15 11 15 — 41 Goal — Toronto: Bernier (W, 15-14-4); Boston: Rask (L, 22-12-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Toronto: 2-5; Boston: 0-3. Lightning 2, RANGERS 1 First Period 1. NY Rangers, Richards 12 (Callahan, Hagelin) 11:55. Penalties — None. Second Period 2. Tampa Bay, Hedman 10 (St. Louis, Purcell) 1:10 (pp). 3. Tampa Bay, Kucherov 7 (Gudas, Brown) 1:19. Penalties — Callahan NYR (high-sticking) 0:29, Kreider NYR (hooking) 4:17. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Gudas TB (tripping) 6:37, Killorn TB (tripping) 15:21. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 9 10 6 — 25 NY Rangers 11 12 11 — 34 Goal — Tampa Bay: Bishop (W, 23-5-3); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (L, 15-17-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Tampa Bay: 1-2; NY Rangers: 0-2. Sharks 2, Capitals 1 (SO) First Period 1. San Jose, Kennedy 4 (Demers, Desjardins) 13:30. Penalties — Brown SJ (fighting) 11:39, Volpatti Wash (fighting) 11:39. Second Period 2. Washington, Ovechkin 33 (Alzner, Grabovski) 12:44. Penalties — None. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Backstrom Wash (tripping) 0:43, Marleau SJ (hooking) 18:45. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — Vlasic SJ (misconduct) 5:00. Shootout — San Jose wins 1-0 San Jose : Pavelski miss, Marleau goal. Washington : Fehr miss, Ovechkin miss, Backstrom miss. Shots on goal San Jose 11 9 8 1 — 29 Washington 10 11 13 2 — 36 Goal — San Jose: Niemi (W, 24-10-6); Washington: Grubauer (LO, 6-2-5).
Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 19 17 .528 — Brooklyn 15 22 .405 4 1/2 New York 15 23 .395 5 Boston 13 26 .333 7 1/2 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 7 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 10 .730 — Atlanta 20 18 .526 7 1/2 Washington 17 19 .472 9 1/2 Charlotte 16 23 .410 12 Orlando 10 28 .263 17 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 30 7 .811 — Chicago 17 19 .472 12 1/2
Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee
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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 30 8 .789 Houston 25 14 .641 Dallas 23 16 .590 Memphis 18 19 .486 New Orleans 15 22 .405 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 28 9 .757 Oklahoma City 28 10 .737 Denver 19 18 .514 Minnesota 18 19 .486 Utah 13 26 .333 Pacific Division
14 1/2 17 23
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Tennis Australian Open Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $29.72 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Kenny de Schepper, France, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. Richard Gasquet (9), France, def. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Ivan Dodig (32), Croatia, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 4-1, retired. Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Mikhail Youzhny (14), Russia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Women Second Round Li Na (4), China, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Ekaterina Makarova (22), Russia, def. Irina Falconi, United States, 6-2, 7-5. Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Sabine Lisicki (15), Germany, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Lucie Safarova (26), Czech Republic, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Vesna Dolonc, Serbia, 6-1, 6-2. Flavia Pennetta (28), Italy, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles Men First Round Johan Brunstrom, Sweden, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, def. Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, and Divij Sharan, India, 6-2, 6-4.
L.A. Clippers Golden State Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento
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Monday’s Games Toronto 116, Milwaukee 94 Houston 104, Boston 92 New York 98, Phoenix 96, OT Washington 102, Chicago 88 San Antonio 101, New Orleans 95 Dallas 107, Orlando 88 Utah 118, Denver 103
Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Orlando, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Miami at Washington, 5 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Memphis at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 8 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games Indiana 116, Sacramento 92 Charlotte 108, New York 98 Memphis 90, Oklahoma City 87
Thursday’s Games Brooklyn vs. Atlanta at London, England, 1 p.m. New York at Indiana, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
● JV basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, Lacombe at Notre Dame, Rocky Mountain House at Innisfail, Stettler at Wetaskiwin, Ponoka at Camrose; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.
● Curling: Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel, first draw at 12:30 p.m., Pidherney Centre. ● College women’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Men’s basketball: Wells Furniture vs. Sheraton Red Deer, Bulldogs Scrap Metal vs. Monstars, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.
● Curling: Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● College basketball: Concordia at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● AJHL: Canmore at Olds, 7:30 p.m. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blue at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Three Hills, 8 p.m.; Ponoka at Stettler, 8 p.m., Castor. ● Chinook senior hockey: Fort Saskatchewan at Bentley, 8:30 p.m.
● Curling: Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● Major bantam hockey: Camrose at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena. ● College volleyball: Camrose Augustana at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Lethbridge at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● College men’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● AJHL: Bonnyville at Olds, 7:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Mountainview at Three Hills, 8 p.m.
● Curling: Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● Major bantam hockey: Rocky Mountain at Red Deer Black, noon, Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Cochrane at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m.
Football NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianpolis 22 Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Denver 24, San Diego 17 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 New England vs. Denver, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 5:30 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4:30 p.m. NFL Odds (Odds supplied by BETONLINE.ag; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Playoffs Sunday New England at DENVER 4.5 55 San Francisco at SEATTLE 3.5 39
Transactions Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (10), Romania, de.f Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, and Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-5. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Florin Mergea, Romania, def. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and Scott Lipsky (16), United States, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Yuki Bhambri, India, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-2, 7-5. Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic, Croatia, def. Marc Gicquel and Benoit Paire, France, 7-6 (0), 6-3. Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins, Britain, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, and Michal Przysiezny, Poland, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (9), Poland, def. Tomasz Bednarek, Poland, and Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-5, 7-5. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Robert Lindstedt (14), Sweden, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, and Albert Ramos, Spain, 6-3, 6-2. Women First Round Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (11), Croatia, def. Azra Hadzic and Jessica Moore, Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears (8), United States, def. Chuang Chia-jung, Taiwan, and Liga Dekmeijere, Latvia, 6-1, 6-1. Katarzyna Piter and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, and Christina McHale, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Liezel Huber (13), United States, def. Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thailand, and Zheng Saisai, China, 6-3, 6-3. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, def. Sally Peers and Viktorija Rajicic, Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, and Karin Knapp, Italy, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 6-2, 6-4.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DE DE Kourtnei Brown, RB Anthony Allen and G Randy Colling to reserve/future contracts. DENVER BRONCOS — Placed CB Chris Harris Jr. and DE Derek Wolfe on injured reserve. Signed CB Marquice Cole. Signed OT Vinston Painter from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Named Jim Caldwell coach. NEW YORK GIANTS — Named Ben McAdoo offensive co-ordinator. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed S Tony Dye to a reserve/future contract. Resigned defensive co-ordinator Jason Tarver. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Named quarterbacks coach Frank Reich offensive co-ordinator. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Re-signed QBs Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell to contract extensions. TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released DB Nieko Thorpe. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned D Dalton Prout to Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled RW Tomas Jurco from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned C Louis-Marc Aubry from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids. NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned F Kyle Jean from Hartford (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL) and G Scott Stajcer from Hartford to Florida (ECHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Activated D Roman Polak from injured reserve. Placed F Maxim Lapierre on injured reserve. Recalled F Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago (AHL). American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed G David LeNeveu. Released Fs Akim Aliu and Brodie Dupont and D Sam Klassen from professional tryout agreements. PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Assigned F Jack Downing to South Carolina (ECHL). North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled G Rob Madore from Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned D Zach Miskovic to Cincinnati. ECHL ECHL — Suspended Fort Wayne G Ben Meisner one game and fined him an undisclosed amount. EVANSVILLE ICEMEN — Traded G Allen York to South Carolina for future
considerations. FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Traded F John Henrion to Elmira for C PhilipMichael Devos. BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Will West 100 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, as well as a third positive test for a drug of abuse. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with OF Delmon Young on a minor league contract. Named Chris Correnti assistant trainer. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Omogrosso on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Invited OF Adron Chambers, INF Cesar Izturis, RHP Peter Moylan and INF Gregorio Petit to spring training. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP Yeiper Castillo, LHP Wade LeBlanc, LHP Mark Mulder, INF Shawn O’Malley, C Luis Martinez, LHP Clay Rapada and LHP Justin Thomas on minor league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with 2B Brian Roberts on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Promoted Gil Kim to director, international scouting and Rafic Saab to director, Latin America scouting.
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CHIEFS: Great goaltending Wickenheiser has been through the Olympic preparation several times and can compare this team to those in the past. “It’s similar. We do have a little more inexperience on the blueline, but we have great goaltending and most of our experience is up front. We have nine new players, but they’re settling in and getting used to the
pressure situations. “It’s been up and down for us this season, but it’s a matter of keeping our wits about us and being mentally tough and bring our best when it matters the most.” Both Wickenheiser and Chiefs head coach Doug Quinn were impressed with the crowd. “This is the heartland of hockey,” Wickenheiser said. “It’s such a great hockey town and we appreciate the support we receive both times we played here. And we appreciate the way the guys (Chiefs) carry themselves.” “It was great to play them.,” said Quinn. “There was so much excitement in the community and the rink was as full as I’ve seen it in a couple of years. For us to play them and then watch them on TV is exciting. They’re
Olympic athletes with pro coaches and for us to play them and to learn, develop and grow is good for the team.” Quinn liked everything he saw from his troops. “It’s a tough game for the kids to play as they have to adjust to the body contact, but at the end of the day I was happy with the effort. We worked hard and played very good defence. We didn’t give up much and had chances, but their goaltender was outstanding.” The Chiefs are on the road or their next six league games and don’t return home until Feb. 16 against Grande Prairie. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Flames, Oilers lose on the road BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Predators 4 Flames 2 NASHVILLE — Ryan Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville’s three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed Ellis with goals in the third, and David Legwand had three assists to help Nashville snap a three-game losing streak. Lee Stempniak and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary, which has lost four of its last five. Weber opened the scoring at 15:52 of the first period. With Nashville on a power play, Roman Josi sent a pass from above the right faceoff circle to Weber above the left, where he blasted a one-timer over the glove of Karri Ramo. The Predators entered Tuesday with the league’s seventh-ranked power play but had not scored a goal on the man advantage in their last four games. A night after recording his first-career NHL shutout in Carolina, Ramo got the start Tuesday and made 30 saves. The Flames drew even with 1:04 remaining in the first. From behind the Nashville net, Jiri Hudler carried the puck just above the goal line on the left side and slid a pass to an unchecked Stempniak in the lower part of the right faceoff circle, and his shot beat Carter Hutton for his seventh goal of the season. Stempniak’s goal was his first since Dec. 7, a span of 17 games.
Hutton saw his first game action since a disappointing effort in Carolina on Jan. 5 that drew some criticism from Nashville coach Barry Trotz. He bounced back nicely Tuesday night, making 22 saves Nashville went in front for good at 55 seconds of the third when Ellis carried the puck in on the left side, cut to the high slot and beat Ramo with a slap shot for his second goal of the season. Less than two minutes later, Smith gave Nashville a 3-1 lead on another Predator power play. Seth Jones’ slap shot from the centre of the blue line hit traffic in front of the Calgary net, and Smith dug the puck out and beat Ramo with a wrist shot to the glove side. Stalberg put Nashville ahead 4-1 at 10:52 of the third when his redirection of Ellis’ shot got by Ramo, but Backlund made it a two-goal game at 13:07 with a nice move off the right half wall before beating Hutton on the stick side with a wrist shot. Backlund has a goal in each of his last three games. Stars 5 Oilers 2 DALLAS — Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists, and the Dallas Stars snapped a sixgame losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Jamie Benn scored a rare power-play goal for the Stars, who had not won since New Year’s Eve. They entered 29th in the NHL with the man advantage. Benn also assisted on the first goal of the game by Erik Cole, just 14 seconds in. Cody Eakin and Trevor Daley each had a goal and an as-
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Dallas Stars’ Kari Lehtonen defends the net as Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall attempts a shot in the second period of an NHL game, Tuesday, in Dallas. The Stars’ Alex Goligoski watches on the play. sist for Dallas, which built a 4-1 lead 1:10 into the second period. The final Stars goal came on Daley’s shot into an empty net in the last minute. Justin Schultz and Sam Gagner scored for Edmonton, with Taylor Hall assisting on both goals. After the opening faceoff, Daley skated in from the left side, drawing goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s attention. Daley then passed across to Cole, who swept the puck into the open right side.
Edmonton tied it at 3:20. Hall passed to Schultz in the lower right circle. He skated across the front of the net and flipped the puck over Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen. Garbutt’s third goal in two home games against Edmonton gave the Stars a 2-1 lead at 8:35 of the first. Benn’s power-play goal followed less than 2 minutes later. Tyler Seguin passed from the top of the right circle to Benn on the left. His drive beat Bryzgalov.
It was only the seventh goal at home with a man advantage in 81 opportunities for Dallas this season. Overall, the Stars entered with a 12.4 per cent success rate (20 for 161). Dallas’ fourth goal came at 1:10 of the second by Eakin. Antoine Roussel sent a centring pass to Eakin from the right corner. The Oilers controlled play for most of the second period but came away only with Gagner’s goal. He got the puck in the crease after Lehtonen got tangled up with Daley.
Williams, Djokovic handle the Melbourne heat BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her second-round match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn’t feeling the heat. After her 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc on Wednesday, the second consecutive scorching day at the season’s first major, Williams said she could remember hotter matches. She extended her winning stretch to 24 matches dating back to August, and improved to 60-8 at the Australian Open, equaling Margaret Court’s record of 60 match wins at the tournament in the Open era. Court, who won seven of her 11 Australian titles before the Open era began in 1968, has a show court named in her honour adjacent to Rod Laver Arena. On day three at Melbourne Park, the
centre court was — at least according to the two fans holding up a sign — “Serena’s Arena.” “I just try to hit a bunch of aces and a bunch of winners — that’s all you can do because it’s too hot to get into long rallies,” she said. The heat topped 40 Celsius (104F) during the 63-minute match, and peaked at just under 42 C (108 F) during Novak Djokovic’s 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win over Leonardo Mayer. Second-seeded Djokovic, aiming to be the first man in the Open era to win four consecutive Australian Open titles, didn’t face a break point. Williams fended off the only break point she faced with an ace, one of her 10 in the match. She hit 24 winners, sticking to the strategy for a hot day. She said didn’t even go outside Tuesday because she heard the conditions “were a little bit extreme,” adding that the prospect of the scorch-
BRIEFS Hollman commits to U.S. college Red Deer native and Spruce Grove Saints forward Dylan Hollman has committed to play for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Riverhawks, a member of the NCAA Div. 1 Hockey East Conference, for the 2014-15 season. Hollman, a three-year veteran of the AJHL Saints, has scored 24 goals and garnered 35 points in 36 games this season. Since joining Spruce Grove from the midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, he has produced 47 goals and 30 assists in 151 regular-season games. Hollman played with Team West in9 the World Junior A Challenge at Yarmouth, N.S., in November and led the squad in scoring with four goals and seven points in four games, helping Team West secure a bronze medal. “Dylan takes pride in his 200 foot game. He is a guy who is effective in all three zones for us,” Saints head coach Jason McKee in a press release. “The one thing about Dylan is that he is able to score in a variety of different ways. I think that will be very effective for him as he moves forward in his hockey career.” “I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, and most of all my parents for helping me get to this point,” said Hollman. “Without them, I would not be where I am today and their support is greatly appreciated.”
Oilmen’s bonspiel starts tomorrow The 32nd Annual Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel opens Thursday at the Pidherney Curling Centre. The ‘spiel, which this year features 52 rinks, gets underway at 12:30 p.m. Additional draws Thursday are scheduled for 3 and 5:30 p.m. Among the favourites to be playing in one of the event finals Sunday are rinks skipped by Clint Challand and Stan Gervais, the second- and third-event winners in 2013.
U16 ringette Sting wins pair of weekend games The Central Alberta Sting U16 AA ringette squad won a pair of games during the weekend, beating the St. Albert Mission 7-3 Saturday and the Edmonton U19A team 8-3 Sunday. Gillian Dreger and Melissa Mitsuka scored two goals each on Saturday with singles added by Shae Lynn Baxter, Brenna Parent and Sydney Cherniak. Kristen Demale had a pair of assists. Dreger had two goals and two assists against Edmonton with Cherniak adding two goals, Baxter and
ing temperatures even interrupted her sleep. “I kept waking up in the middle of the night last night just paranoid. I just wanted to stay hydrated,” she said. “The last thing I want to do is to cramp in this weather. It can happen so easy.” Temperatures topped 42 Celsius (108F) on Tuesday, and there were a total of nine retirements in the first round, equaling a Grand Slam record. The forecast is for the heat wave to continue until Friday. Li Na opened proceedings on Rod Laver on Wednesday and completed back-to-back wins over the two youngest players in the draw. The 2011 French Open champion, a two-time finalist at Melbourne Park, raced through the first set against 16-year-old Belinda Bencic in 22 minutes, conceding just 10 points. She had to work harder in the second before winning 6-0, 7-6 (5).
Mckenzie Lindholm a goal and two helpers each, and Madison Caine and Sarah Kelly a goal and one assists each. Demale added a pair of assists.
Storm take down Xpress Shannon Van Parys dropped in 11 points and Kayla Newans added eight as the Storm downed the Xpress 45-30 in Red Deer Women’s Basketball League action. ● In Funk got 21 points from Kaitlin Rose in stopping the Rampage 46-38. Beth Townstead had 13 points for the Rampage. ● Hoosier Daddy stopped the Shooting Stars 51-42 as Kathy Ahlquist had 12 points. Julie Cananaugh had 14 points in a losing cause. ● Triple Threat got nine points from Jessi Charchuk in stopping The Bank 40-27.
Woody’s RV downs Triple A Jayson Vinoya dropped in 20 points and Michael Gajudo added 15 as Woody’s RV downed Triple A Batteries 69-59 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play. Andre Touchette and Zach Barry had 12 points each for Triple A.
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Li, from Wuhan, one of the three “Stove Cities” in central China renowned for hot temperatures, turns 32 next month. In the first round, she dropped just two games as she accounted for 16-year-old Ana Konjuh, the youngest player in the tournament. “It’s warm, but it’s OK,” Li said. She’ll next meet No. 26 Lucie Safarova, who beat Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0. The players are finding ways to cope, using ice vests and wet towels in the changeovers. In Wednesday’s first match on Margaret Court Arena, the heat rule went into effect allowing No. 15-seeded Sabine Lisicki and Monica Niculescu a 10-minute break after the second set. Niculescu returned to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and will next play No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova, who followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Irina Falconi.
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FRONT SPRUCE VIEW FIDDLE JAMBOREE People who like fiddle music can attend the ninth Annual Spruce View Old Time Fiddle Jamboree and Dance. The event is a fundraiser for the Central Alberta Women’s Shelter and the Lending Cupboard. The $20 ticket includes a beef on a bun supper, door prizes, music and dancing. Preschoolers and fiddlers get in free. The jamboree is Jan. 25 at Spruce View Community Hall, which is 29 km west of Innisfail. The evening is sponsored by the Spruce View and District Lions club. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with supper. Fiddling runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Fiddlers must pre-register by calling Darwin at 403-9862004 or Neil at 403-7283798.
HEALTHY LIVING EXPO Visitors to The Subway Healthy Living Expo on Saturday are invited to find out about natural health therapies through complimentary treatments from Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Practitioners will be on hand to provide free massage therapy, reflexology, reiki and BodyTalk sessions. The Subway Healthy Living Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park. Admission to the expo is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. For more information about Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, visit www.nhpcanada.org and for expo information visit theexpo.ca.
CAN’T SLEEP HEALTH CAFE Red Deer Primary Care Network’s Can’t Sleep Health Café on Jan. 23 will focus on how people can improve the quality of their sleep. Clinical psychologist Dr. Norah Vincent, designer of an online sleep treatment program that is available through the Red Deer network, will lead the workshop. People with a persistent inability to get to sleep, stay asleep or have a refreshing sleep, could benefit. Seats are limited. Call 403-343-9100 or email events@rdpcn. com to RSVP. The session runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Red Deer Lodge, at 4311 49th Ave. A light lunch will be served. Admission $5 cash at door.
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Principle aims to end persecution BY BREND A KOSSOW AN ADVOCATE STAFF Joe, an drunk dri alcoholic with a h v is tences he ing, seemed unaffe tory of 16 convicti served as c on ted by a se a result. ries of jail s for An abori senwould be ch ginal man in his 60s, Joe (n a rg e d , co then resum ot his rea nvicted an l na dq eh The sanct is old habits as soo uietly serve his tim me) n e, a io as he got o ns placed his issues, ut of jail. nd upon him n o r in d co id urt did no they prote he would ta b c counsel A ecome when drinkin t society from the ddress ndrew Ph men g and drivin ypers, Joe of drunk d g, says defe ace ’s lawyer riving. nce for his 17th It wasn’t charge he didn’t h a matter of taking ave away his d river’s lice Looking to one. nce — th e he mainstrea m justice, art of Joe’s appare Phypers p ated in 19 ulled out nt disregard for 99 and is a o Canadian courtroom nly now beginning tool that was creto gain tra s. Phypers a ction in Gladue pre sked a provincia l -s c e o n u te rt nce report judge to c tors behin , wh on d create a se his client’s disrega ich would address sider a n rd te n fo ce r m th ainstream the facat would h for Joe an d fo law ave The groun r the greater commu both meaning and and value dwork for nity. by the Su creating p due murde reme Court finding the report was laid s from the r tr in Jamie Tan 1999 In their in ial. is Glave st ig a ti of the Sup reme Court ons of Gladue’s sen live on a te d n e ce te , the ju rmine re fected by th serve, Gladue was d that, although she stices nonethele d e unique ci ss profoun id not rcumstan The imp dly afgrandpare act of residential ces of her life. schools o nts loome n d large, as from those did other her parents and infl factors tha The Supre uences. t arose me Court would be ru le d th appropria a t th e ty pe of sente te for a m would not emb nce be a The Glad ppropriate for Glad er of mainstream so that u u ciety e e . P ri n lished in ciple, base th tencing th e Criminal Code o d on her case, wa s f Canada a unique circ t would be more to encoura estabeffective ge senu m st a n ce in on the cou s of people rse whose futu addressing the res are ma The Gladu of their past. e pre-sente pped offenders’ nce report past The court as a means of influ , in essence, analyze encing the workers s the found tha ir future. t, because responsible for J oe’s Gladu lieve the he is a Cre e C says Phyp reator understand e speaker, he does report ers. Court s not w ords spok room pron are therefo en in Eng beouncemen re meanin lish, ts made in gless to him A provin English of Joe’s G cial court judge ad . la o in his own due report, placin pted the recomme nd g him in th communit monies wit y. Having e hands o ations to f a world of h his own leaders in answer to and atte elders n difference h is o w n language h d cerealtogether to Joe, wh a addiction, and is now making a o got rid of his pick s made up truck says Phyp n effort to e battle his rs. For Joe, alcohol tually a m being placed in th e hands o ore onerou f his elders in jail, he s sentence says w than spen ding a few as ac“It’s not a . months ge Joe’s rela t-out-of-jail free ca tionship rd,” Phyp viction is far too com with the courts up ers says. until his 17 uk, a Red m o n , say P D Services o eer-based court w hypers and Ruby F th conorker for f Alberta. Native Co ermaniPhypers d unselling e sc ri bes a “mo of aborigi num n noted in th al people in Canad ental” over-represe a sions as be e Supreme Court’s 20’s justice system, wh ntation ing especi ic ally high in 12 Ipeelee and Lad h was “To me, it ue deciA ’s lb a e m rt o a re . ing proble m and the complex issue than pers. si justice sy stem’s pro mply a sentencblem,” sa “Aborigin ys Phyals are m more like o re li kely ly they’re m to go to jail, they’re to stay in remand o , caught.” re likely to be pers more likely to rep they’re eat, and ecuted — more like He uses ly to be of aborigi the word persecuti nal people on to desc rib and off the for even th rese e most be e the treatment nign offen “They’re m rves. ces, on ore likely matters th to b e b efore the co at others noticed in wouldn’t b urts on th front of th some situations, bu e. An assault would e same e court. t they’re ch g arged and o un“(The Gla put in due decis saying (th io n ) is ba a ure out se t) throwing them in sically the Suprem nten jail eC Fermaniu cing that can work.” isn’t working — let’ ourt s figtake adva k says she would li n k available tage of the opport e to see more of he u workers w r ho have th nity, but there is a clients ties. e necessa lac ry skills and k of In most ca abilise s, it ’s must be a almost a gi b must deve original as well, be ven that the report lop with th ca w says. e offenders use of the deep tr riters ust they they are h ired to he lp, she Please see JU STICE on Pa ge C2
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BRIEFS Blood donations sought Weather-related cancellations have prompted Canadian Blood Services to make a call for blood donations across Canada. The most urgent need is for O negative and A negative blood types. Extreme weather conditions have forced cancellation of 24 blood donor clinics since the end of December. To meet demand, the blood service says it needs 31,000 people to roll up their sleeves across the country over the next three weeks. The service hopes more than 3,100 of those donors will be in Alberta. “A blizzard may stop us in our tracks, but the need for blood keeps on going — especially when it comes to blood types that are high in demand, like O negative blood,” says Mark Donnison, vice-president of donor relations for Canadian Blood Services. O negative is the type used when there is no time to check a person’s blood type. Sometimes it can take many blood donors to save one life. Up to five units of blood may be needed for someone having heart surgery. Two to eight units of blood can be needed to save someone with internal bleeding. As many as 50 donors may be needed to save someone seriously hurt in a car crash. People who want to donate can go to www.blood.ca or call 1-888-236-6283 to make an appointment.
Close and personal with history A chance to “get up close and personal with history” will be made available every third Thursday evening of the month by the Red Deer Museum
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Clearing the way for skaters, a City of Red Deer Parks and Recreation employee uses a sweeper to remove snow from the ice surface at the long track skating rink at the Golden Circle. Although the week began with a blast of winter weather, according to Environment Canada temperatures will be more spring-like than winter with highs above the freezing point through the week and weekend values expected to go to the double digits above freezing. and Art Gallery. The first Look, Mix, Do event happens this Thursday with a number of Inuit items being brought out from the museum’s collection for a closer, hands-on examination by members of the public. Since the 7 to 9 p.m. program, aimed at those age 16 and older, is tied to the Arctic-themed travelling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Civilization
and Museum of Nature showing at the Red Deer museum, the title of this week’s event is Surviving Boredom on an Arctic Expedition. It will include activities that test your skill and sense of adventure. “We’ve taken a rather intense situation and designed some fun things around the theme,” said Kim Verrier, visitor experience co-ordinator at the museum.
“This is your chance to come with family or friends, make a team and join the fun.” Exploring history in unique ways is the aim of the Look, Mix, Do programs. Refreshments will be available and regular museum admission fees apply. More information is available at www.reddeermuseum.com.
Collapse of barn Accused robber’s testimony called glib FINAL ARGUMENTS HEARD IN TD BANK ROBBERY kills seven cows Seven cows were killed Monday morning when a barn roof caved in under a heavy snowload just north of Rocky Mountain House. It was one of two barns on the Simmelink farm and housed approximately 100 milking cows and 15 calves. The number of fatalities could have been much worse, said Sandra Simmelink, who runs the dairy operation with her husband David and their two sons. A number of cows were alive after the collapse but trapped by debris. “Some cows had been pinned down all day and when we finally got them out — the last ones around 10:30 p.m. — they stood right up and walked off,” Simmelink said. “It was quite phenomenal.” The family has five cows gathered in what they’re calling the “hospital pen” to treat for signs of trauma and watch for any other emerging injuries. The vet was on scene
all day Monday and was checking in again on Tuesday, Simmelink said. Rocky Mountain House and Condor fire crews were also on the acreage all day, cautiously going through the ruined structure layer by layer with a tracked excavator to locate cows. They didn’t leave until around 11 p.m., Simmelink said. “We are so grateful to the community for all the support. We had more livestock trucks than we needed. It was just amazing.” The rest of the Simmelink cows have been distributed to four surrounding farms, three in the Rocky area and one in Lacombe, until a longterm solution is available. The building was insured but will not be eligible for coverage as some parts of it were 15 years old, Simmelink said. They have begun to talk about building new, which could cost $1.2 million, she said.
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JUSTICE: ‘We really care’ Workers from Native Counselling Services are well equipped to write the reports, but the task is especially difficult for probation officers who come from outside of the aboriginal community, says Fermaniuk. “It isn’t a judgmental thing,” she says. “Our community does not trust and do you blame them?” Native Counselling trains its workers to understand and spot the signs of past traumas, including the impact of residential schools on an offender’s family history. “You’re trained in catching those multi layers of trauma. I think that makes a big differences. As soon as that person knows that you understand what they’re talking about, they’ll start disclosing more to you. “They know we’re doing it because we really care, where a probation officer may be doing it because that’s part of a job, and that’s a big difference.” Smudging, prayers and storytelling are big issues as workers prepare to interview offenders and pull out the details that will help the courts create an effective sentence for them — and that means many hours of time spent in preparing a report for the court, says Fermaniuk. “I’ve worked here for 12 years. You didn’t hear mention of the term Gladue report, up until the last two years. Now, I’m hearing it all the time,” she says. Much of the impetus for that change was the justices’ comments in the 2012 Ipeelee decision, which identified a number of areas where Gladue principles were being misapplied in court. The Ipeelee decision did a great deal to clarify the role of Gladue principles for judges and lawyers, says Allan Lefever, Deputy Chief Judge of the provincial court of Alberta. All the same, there has been a mixed bag of responses from Alberta’s judges so far, says Lefever. “Our hope and expectation is that all of the judges will ask at the time of sentencing on a criminal matter: is there any application for a Gladue report? There are times when you can tell ... that it’s likely that there are Gladue factors that may be at play. Many times, you can’t tell that, so we simply ask: is
BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Calling the accused’s testimony “glib,” Crown prosecutor Jason Snider told a jury on Tuesday that they must find Dustin Aaron Clark guilty of a bank robbery that took place last year. In his closing arguments, Snider said when Clark was asked what he was doing on the afternoon of Sept. 23, 2013, Clark was “glib and flippant.” “Certainly not robbing a TD Bank,” said Clark on the stand on Monday when questioned as to what he was doing on the day of the robbery. Closing arguments in the twoweek trial were heard on Tuesday in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. Clark, 36, of Red Deer is charged with armed robbery with violence, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, wearing a disguise to commit an offence, mischief and theft under $5,000. Defence counsel Norman Clair called the Crown’s case circumstantial and said that there was no single witness who could provide direct evidence implicating Clark. He said no witnesses were able to identify Clark as the perpetrator, mostly because no one got a good look at the robber.
The robber entered the Village Mall TD Canada Trust bank on Red Deer’s north hill and sprayed bear spray around as he committed the offence. Because of the nature of bear spray — to incapacitate people who inhale it — no one was able to get a good look at the robber. Clair also pointed to earlier testimony saying Clark had gone into an older model Mustang, driven by another man, after attempting to collect a drug debt on the morning of the robbery. That was the same car witnesses described seeing the robber get out of prior to robbing the bank. Clark had testified that he was driven to the motel to collect the drug debt by his girlfriend in a Honda Civic. Clair said the driver of the Mustang, who the Crown alleges was the getaway driver for the robbery, has not been produced as a witness and questioned why someone who would know the identity was not called in. Snider countered in his closing argument that the man would be a discreditable witness and was not called for several reasons. Snider acknowledged the case against Clark was circumstantial, except for a key piece of evidence: a right thumb print found on the trigger of the canister of bear spray. While no witness from the
nals in prisons and the excessive number of repeat offenders within their communities were among the The Gladue Principle was crafted through a Supreme Court deci- issues addressed in the decision sion published in 1999, concerning and clarified in a subsequent set of decisions. a B.C. woman convicted of manThe Supreme Court’s Ipeelee slaughter after killing her boyfriend and Ladue decisions, released in in a jealous rage. March 2012, clarified the purpose Justices of the Supreme Court were asked for a ruling when Jamie of the Gladue Principle while giving a stark description of the role Tanis Gladue was denied access of sentencing in addressing the to sentencing provisions normally excessively high proportion of First available for aboriginals. The senNations people languishing in jails tencing judge felt those provisions and prisons. did not apply to Gladue because In their written comments on the she did not live on a reserve. Ipeelee appeal, the justices noted The justices of the Supreme that aboriginal people were “sadly Court determined after reviewing overrepresented indeed” in the fedGladue’s sentence that different eral prison system: guidelines were needed for all “Government figures from 1988 First Nations people, regardless indicated that aboriginal persons of where they live, because of the unique circumstances of their lives. accounted for 10 per cent of fedThe high proportion of aborigieral prison inmates, while making
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there an application for a Gladue report?” Often, rather than having a report prepared, defence counsel will include Gladue factors in sentencing submissions, which may be accepted by the Crown prosecutor. Lefever recalls only one instance where the Crown prosecutor did not accept Gladue factors as presented by defence counsel, forcing defence counsel to call evidence for sentencing. When it came back to court, Lefever said the family did not want to revisit those factors, so the accused, in effect, waived his right to have a Gladue report prepared. “The family members felt that recounting the evidence of those factors publicly, at that point, would be a form of re-victimization,” says Lefever. He says the judges, the Court of Queen’s Bench justices and the Solicitor General’s office have been working together to try to streamline the process, recognizing that the use of mainstream probation officers could be viewed as yet another paternalistic approach to the issues they have been told they were to consider.
scene was able to positively identify Clark as the robber, he said witness descriptions of the robber match those of Clark. Snider also pointed to the house where the robber took refuge during the chase that ensued after the robbery. Snider said the robber fled the scene and came upon a resident and asked to be hidden, saying people were chasing him. The robber went into the basement and was there for a while. The resident testified he had about 10 minutes to get a good look at the robber. Clair pointed out the resident did not identify the robber as Clark. However, Snider said the bear spray canister with Clark’s thumb print on it was found in the residence under some cushions and the resident said he did not have any bear spray. Snider also told the jury that they must not consider Clark’s record as a reason to convict him, but instead to use it as a tool to evaluate Clark’s reliability as a witness. Justice Monica Bast then told the jury she would give them instructions on Wednesday, when the trial resumes, on how to proceed with reaching a verdict. firstname.lastname@example.org
up only two per cent of the national population. The figures were even more stark in the Prairie provinces, where aboriginal persons accounted for 32 per cent of prison inmates compared to five percent of the population. The situation was generally worse in provincial institutions.” They went on to cite the authors of a 1991 report by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, who decree that the Canadian criminal justice system has miserably failed the people of the country’s First Nations: “The principal reason for this crushing failure is the fundamentally different world views of aboriginal and non-aboriginal people with respect to such elemental issues as the substantive content of justice and the process of achieving justice.”
Lefever says Native Counselling has been asked to step in, recognizing that they have the skills and the connections to meet the goals stated by the Supreme Court and in the Criminal Code. Phypers says he recognizes that the shortage of people qualified to write Gladue reports is a growing problem that must be addressed as more offenders become aware of their options. Pointing to Rocky Mountain House, where Joe’s case was heard, Phypers says there was only one report underway in June 2012, when he first started working there. That number has now hit 19 and the sentences are starting to hit home, he said. “The O’Chiese, the Sunchild, they’re a remote community. (Offenders) are going to care a lot more about who’s talking about them out there than in Rocky. When it becomes the norm to do a little sentence, they don’t suffer much. But if they’re forced to go to meaningful ceremonies, feel shameful in front of (their communities), then you’re getting to the bottom of it.” email@example.com
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heart rate to increase and sweating and dizziness to occur. Those people who are especially sensitive to anxiety respond to these feelings with fear, and that makes them more likely to develop panic disorders. But Otto and fellow researcher Jasper Smits of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University studied the effects that regular workouts might have on people prone to anxiety. Since exercise produces many of the same physical reactions, such as sweating and an elevated heart rate, the body produces when responding to fear or threats, Otto and Smits wanted to determine if exercise might help people prone to anxiety become less likely to panic when experiencing fear or threats. In studying 60 participants with heightened sensitivity to anxiety, Otto and Smits found that the subjects who participated in a two-week exercise program exhibited marked improvements in anxiety sensitivity compared to those participants who did not take part in the exercise program. Otto and Smith concluded that this improvement was a result of the exercise group participants learning to associate the symptoms common to both fear and exercise, such as sweating and an elevated heart rate, with something positive (exercise) instead of something negative (anxiety). Regular exercise benefits the human body in numerous ways, not the least of which is its impact on the brain.
don’t just pay short-term dividends. In a controlled trial overseen by Duke University researcher and clinical psychologist James Blumenthal, sedentary adults with major depressive disorder were assigned into one of four groups: supervised exercise, home-based exercise, antidepressant therapy, or a placebo pill. Those in the exercise and antidepressant groups had higher rates of remission than those in the placebo group, and Blumenthal concluded that exercise was generally comparable to antidepressants for men and women with major depressive disorder. In addition, in following up with patients a year later, Blumenthal found that those who continued to exercise had lower depression scores than those participants who were less active. Blumenthal’s study was not the only one to conclude that exercise can have a positive impact on mood. In a review of 11 studies that examined the effects of exercise on mental health, Boston University professor of psychology Michael Otto and his colleagues found that exercise could be a powerful tool when treating clinical depression, and even recommended clinicians include exercise as part of their treatment plans for depressed patients.
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(MS) Regular exercise can benefit the body in many ways, helping maintain healthier weights and lowering the risks for developing potentially deadly diseases. Though many people are quick to associate exercise with its physical benefits, those hours spent on the treadmill also can boost brain power. According to Dr. Barry Gordon, professor of neurology and cognitive science at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and coauthor of “Intelligent Memory: Improve the Memory That Makes You Smarter,” exercise has a direct impact on the brain. That’s because exercise works directly on brain tissue, improving the connections between nerve cells, creating new synapses, growing new neurons and blood vessels, and improving cell energy efficiency. So while many people may begin an exercise regimen with a goal of trimming their waistlines or toning their bodies, they might be happy to know that those physical benefits are accompanied by several cognitive benefits as well. As the American Psychological Association acknowledges, the connection between exercise and mental health is hard to ignore, and the APA notes that the following are just a few of the mental benefits men and women might reap from regular exercise.
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Dear Annie: I’m a divorced woman Side of the Story who was married to a self-centered Dear Other Side: Has your husband man for 30 years. stood up for you with his family? He often told me that if I thought Does he say, “My wife must be invitthere was something better out there ed to these family functions, or I will to not let the door hit me on the way not attend”? Does he tell his mother out. I finally took him up on it, and it that the children no longer believe her turned out to be the best advice he promises and it hurts her relationship ever gave me. with them? For the past three If he thinks sweeping years, I’ve been dating Mom’s behavior under the rug “Ted,” also divorced. will make things better, he is He is smart and sucmistaken. It is cowardly. cessful, and we are perMom will learn to respect fect together in every way. you as a member of her famHere is the problem: ily if her son makes it clear Ted is not ready to marry. to her that this is not optional He told me his marriage and there are clear conseended because there was quences. no passion. He fears if we We cannot guarantee that live together, the physical she will change her tune, but attraction we feel for each we can absolutely assure you mitchell other will die. that if your husband does not & sugar Ted and I spend weekdo these things, nothing will ends together and travel ever improve and you are often, but then he goes right to limit contact. home to his house. Dear Annie: “Tired of DoI don’t want to live alone for the rest ing All the Holiday Planning” said she of my life. But if Ted isn’t ready after is going to stop hosting family holithree years, I doubt he ever will be. day dinners because no one helps her His reluctance hurts me deeply and clean up. brings back all those feelings of unIn our home and those of our worthiness from my marriage. friends, the cook does not clean up. Is it time for me to walk? — Thought Everyone else does. I’d Found the One “Tired” should tell her kids and Dear Thought: Ted may be skittish grandkids to clear, wash, dry and put about commitment, but that is his is- the dishes away. If Dad is in the picsue, and he is making it yours. ture, he should pitch in, too. Some women are perfectly content Some of my fondest times involve with a no-strings relationship with the camaraderie when my buddies someone they find compatible. But and I clean up after one of our wives’ if you are looking for marriage, you meals. (We are lousy cooks.) will have to set Ted free and look elseGuys need to get with the program where. and show their wives they appreciate We realize you have put a lot of ef- the effort of putting the meal together. fort, energy and emotion into this re- — Helpful Husband lationship, but if the end result makes Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy you unhappy and anxious, Ted is not Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edithe right person for you. tors of the Ann Landers column. Please Dear Annie: I must reply to all the email your questions to anniesmailbox@ mothers-in-law who write to you and comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, can’t understand why they are treated c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, so unfairly by their daughters-in-law. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. My mother-in-law has been incredibly mean to me from the first time I met her. She deliberately does not include me in many of the family functions. She promises my children outings and never follows through. She and her daughter have been the nightmares of my life. This has gone on for years now, and I would rather not have any contact with them. My husband feels I should “be the better person” and just ignore their behavior. But, Annie, I can only do this for so long before the better course is to simply walk away. — The Other
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Wednesday, Jan. 15 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: James Nesbitt, 49; Regina King, 43; Chad Lowe, 46 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The big news is that, we will experience a Full Moon in the sensitive and caring sign of Cancer. This is a time of culmination when we will reach fullness and our emotions will run high. Our one-on-one relationships less tactful. Love affairs could face some minor upsets. Fortunately, we have Saturn supporting this Moon, which will keep us focused and grounded. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, expect a year of culminations in your personal relationships. This year will determine pretty much whether you should take the left or the right lane in the compartment of your most intimate alliances. You are close to winning! ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might find yourself in a twisted mood in matters revolving around domestic issues. A revelation might expose you to new ways of dealing with a personal issue. A certain opposition is overpowering you. You have support aligned next to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will feel very comfortable opening up about your innermost concerns to your partner as this seems to be working towards strengthening your bond. This experience will ask you both to let go of something in order to unify your partnership. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Around the Full Moon phase, your house of earned income, possessions, values and safety needs will demand your attention. There will be tension revolving these matters as this Full Moon will bring you challenges and obstacles. Unforeseen expenses irritate you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mixed emotions emphasizing your identity and your core self will indicate a greater need to take care of yourself. You might have to face a certain career, which you did not see coming. Your children will be of the greatest assistance to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): At the Full Moon in your hidden sector, you could experience some emotional distress from a low vitality or perhaps a weakness that will make you more withdrawn. Stress is likely to get to you now, therefore, keep things as light as possible at this time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Acknowledge what truly makes you feel nurtured and comfortable. You will be asking yourself which dreams will make you genuinely happy. Your own circle of friends will enlighten you on these inquisitive topics.
needs to be reassessed and evaluated further. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): An important relationship will demand your attention. Significant talks will demand you to make certain adjustments about this union. You will go through a mix of emotions that will push you to get clear answers on your partnership or simply, let them go. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Despite opposing forces working against you behind the scenes, focus on the road ahead and you will be able to bring to fruition an ongoing endeavor. You have tremendous support from people in power. Deadlines will be met successfully. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An interesting Full Moon will occur in your new love sector. You might plan on bringing this new relationship to an entire new level. Stress might manifest mainly from money matters. Comforting forces are headed your way. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
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Finding Dickens RALPH FIENNES SAYS FEMINIST THEMES RUN THROUGH HIS ‘INVISIBLE WOMAN’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — It’s rather hard to believe, but Ralph Fiennes — classically trained actor, noted Shakespearean interpreter and all-around regal English gentleman — was mostly ignorant to one of his country’s most famous writers. “I was a philistine about (Charles) Dickens,” said the gently soft-spoken 51-year-old during last September’s Toronto International Film Festival. “I’d read one Dickens, Little Dorrit . . . but I had no motivation to read the canon of Dickens’ work. I liked Little Dorrit, but it hadn’t given me (that feeling of) ‘Ah, I must read them all.”’ That changed when the two-time Academy Award nominee read Claire Tomalin’s book The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. “It took me until I was 49 or whatever when I read it, to read this story, to be interested in him,” he recalled. “And then suddenly it’s opened up for me.” Fiennes was so taken with Tomalin’s biography he decided to direct the film adaptation The Invisible Woman, which hits select Canadian theatres on Friday. Somewhat more reluctantly, he eventually decided to also star as Dickens in the painstakingly detailed period piece, which zeroes in on the married author’s single-minded pursuit of an admirer named Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones) and the catastrophic consequences the affair posed for the unmarried young woman in Victorian England. Dickens met Ternan at the apex of his celebrity, when the 18-year-old was a fledgling actress in one of his theatrical productions. A father of 10 mired in an unhappy marriage, Dickens pursued the affair with a less-than-admirable disregard for the effect it could have on Ternan’s reputation and, ultimately, livelihood. And yet Fiennes says he didn’t want the audience to arrive at moralistic conclusions about the legendary scribe’s behaviour. “I have to say I’m weary of the easy judgment,” said the English Patient star. “There’s no question that people come to this moment in his life and they go, ‘Oh dear.’ The Dickens who was so gregarious, so generous, taking on these big charitable concerns, suddenly he meets Nelly and he cuts (his wife) Catherine out and tells the children that they can’t see their mother. “I hope that the film shows that side of him but also I think he was capable of great tenderness and love and amazing enthusiasm for life and for the world of imagination. So I didn’t want to do a writeoff job. I felt that would be too glib, I suppose.” “It’s a constant balancing act,” he added. “But I
BRIEF Younger-skewing FXX heading to Canada with new shows PASADENA — Canada is getting another premium specialty channel. Rogers Media says FXX will join the dial April 1 as a companion to FX Canada. It’s billed as “the younger-skewing funnier extension of FX Canada,” targeting viewers aged 18 to 34. New shows include the animated comedy Chozen from the creators of Eastbound & Down, and the limited drama series Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Comedies will include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Wilfred, Legit and Ali G: Rezurection, from Sacha Baron Cohen, as well as movies and and original Canadian programs.
Detectives search Justin Bieber’s home looking for evidence in vandalism case LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says it is searching Justin Bieber’s home for evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case involving the pop star. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Bieber is at the home and is being co-operative with detectives. The singer is under investigation for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbour’s home on Thursday evening. Whitmore says the search warrant is for a possible felony case because the damage to the neighbour’s home exceeded $400.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Reality in the illegal drug world is mimicking fiction. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of Home Security Investigations in New Mexico, says distributors are selling meth tinted blue in the Four Corners region. That mirrors AMC’s hit drama Breaking Bad, which depicted an Albuquerque-based meth operation that cooked up the drug with a blue hue. Abar says tinting meth blue is a way for distributors to advertise and brand their product. But he says the blue meth being sold makes people sick.
feel we get his toughness, his determination to keep her a secret, and even his selfishness . . . . I wanted to try to give both Nelly and Dickens a rounded portrait.” In accomplishing that with the former character, he leaned on Jones, best-known for co-starring in 2011’s Like Crazy. And Fiennes lavished formidable praise on the 30-year-old actress. “She’s amazing, isn’t she?” he said. “I’ve been moved so many times watching her interior life come to life, as it were. She has an amazing gift to suggest and indeed to inhabit and imagine interior life, which was constantly, constantly thrilling to be party to.” Although Fiennes prefers to think that the film has “human themes,” he acknowledges that it’s imbued with a feminist streak.
Despite Ternan’s obvious intelligence, she lives in an age where she must find a man to provide for her — a prospect made much more difficult if she’s viewed as having been “ruined” by her dalliance with a married man. “Women’s ability to earn money was minimal to non-existent mostly,” Fiennes said. “So the marriage and the right alliance to the man who would provide was very important. “In Claire’s book, she talks about other relationships in theatre where men and women have relationships under the radar that were not acceptable,” he added. “So economic survival and having to keep your respect as a woman, these are all tensions that were there in the story and I hope they’re there in the film.” The Invisible Woman opens Friday in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Trip south inspires Cash’s first new songs in seven years BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — John Hiatt once commanded us in song to Drive South. Rosanne Cash took him up on it. Cash’s first collection of new compositions in seven years is inspired by trips south — by car, in her mind and into her own family history. “There’s never any highway when you’re looking for the past,” she sings as a mission statement in the opening minutes of her album, The River & The Thread. Johnny Cash’s daughter was primarily raised in California and has been a New Yorker for more than two de- Rosanne Cash cades. “I have some Southern sensibility, but it would be false to say I’m Southern at the core,” she said. “I don’t think I could have written the record if I was. It required some distance.” An example is Money Road, a song born out of a birthday road trip for husband and producer John Leventhal, a William Faulkner fan who wanted to explore where the novelist grew up. The region is
historically rich, the birthplace of bluesmen and the murder site of civil rights figure Emmett Till. The couple stopped and sat on the Tallahatchie Bridge, memorably cited in Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe, a song Cash has recorded and frequently sings in concert. Cash is pictured from behind on the disc’s cover looking out at the Tallahatchie River. The “thread” reference comes from the opening song A Feather’s Not a Bird courtesy of Cash’s friend and sewing teacher Natalie Chernin, who lives in Florence, Ala. The disc’s lyrics are rich in Southern locales: Florence, the Tallahatchie Bridge, the James River in Virginia, Mobile, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Arkansas. Cash spent time in Dyess, Ark., helping Arkansas State University restore the home where her father grew up as an historic site. Cash believes her father would have loved the gesture, and the home provides a window into family history for her kids. The song Etta’s Tune is about Marshall Grant, the bass player in Johnny’s band the Tennessee Three, and his wife. Cash was close to them and Marshall died while they were in Dyess to help raise funds for the restoration. The Long Way Home is about the circuitous path many people take that leads back to their roots. Cash, 58, took it, too.
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STOBODGEN 1954 - 2014 Mr. Wayne Stobodgen of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on January 12, 2014 at the age of 59 years. A more extensive obituary with service details will follow once arrangements have been completed. Memorial donations in Wayne’s honor may be directed to Canadian Mental Health, Central Alberta Region, 5017 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB T4N 4B2. Condolences to Wayne’s family may be emailed to email@example.com MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944
TRUEMAN 1951 - 2014 Linda Margaret Trueman of Red Deer passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the of age of 62 years. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Cory) Menzel, and their two sons Andrew and Stephen; her son Jascen (Amber) Boisvert, and their two daughters, Jasmine and Justine. Linda is also survived by four sisters, Bonnie (Bruce) Lucas, Vickie (Omer) Nicolas, Danita Trueman, and Carolyn (Terry) O’Leary; and three brothers, Bill Trueman, Tim (Cindy) Trueman, and Patrick Trueman; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Linda was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on October 17th, 1951. She did a wonderful job as a single parent raising two children in Prince Albert while working at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. In 1992 she relocated to Red Deer, Alberta where she completed her career as a guard at the Bowden Institution. Linda retired in 2007 and preceded to travel the world with her close friends and family. Linda was predeceased by both parents, Peggy and George Trueman; one sisterin-law, Cheryl (Bill) Trueman; and two great-nephews, twin babies, Tadd and Mason Trueman. Linda really enjoyed her time spent travelling the world with her family and friends. She particularly enjoyed camping with her grandchildren and her time spent with her fur-baby, Kadee. The family would like to thank the wonderful medical staff of Unit 32 of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Their kindness and compassion made a difficult and challenging time more bearable. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Unit 32 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life for Linda will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com 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
WOO Shui Shing Shui Shing Woo of Calgary passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014 after celebrating her 100th birthday last month. Shui was born on December 12, 1913 in China and moved to Hong Kong in 1980. Shortly after she moved to Red Deer, then to Calgary in 2008 during which time she lived with her son Kim and daughter-in-law Mabel. She also spent a few years living in Toronto with her daughter Lily. A caring mother and homemaker, Shui loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved knitting and gardening. She is lovingly remembered by her children; Kam Kwon (May Shu), Kim Chor (Mabel), and Lily (James), twenty-one grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Yim Wu, two sisters, one brother, and two daughters (Lai Wken and Lai Har). A Funeral Service will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Alto Reste Cemetery. A special thanks to Dr. Brzeski, the staff and volunteers of Shawnessy Unit at The Beverly Centre Lake Mindapore who cared for her over the last year and a half. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Celebrations Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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DAVIS - S.S.M. (NATO), C.D. Murray L. It is with great sadness that the family of Murray Davis announces his passing January 9, 2014. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 56 years, Maureen and his children: sons, John (Carla, children Keith and Ryan), Gary (Nancy, children Amanda, Heather (Byron, great grandsons, Sean and Connor), Andrew (Erin, great granddaughter, Gracie), Mark (Cathy, children Matthew and Megan); daughter, Joanne; daughter-in-law, Marlo, children, Kate and Tyson; three brothers and families; as well as numerous other relatives, friends, former colleagues and customers. He was predeceased by sons, Keith and Lee; granddaughter, Louise; 2 sisters; 1 brother and 1 brother-in- law. Murray was born in Viking, Dec 9, 1933 raised in Kinsella, Alberta until joining the RCAF in 1952. He retired from active service in 1972 moving to Red Deer with his family. He lived and served in several Canadian provinces as well as European countries. Murray had a rich and varied life experience and was always a hard worker. Murray founded AES Industrial Supplies in 1979. He worked tirelessly until his retirement in 1993 leaving the business running in the family. He made many friends and was always willing to lend a hand. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 35, BPOE, RCAFA. Murray and Maureen enjoyed a life full of travel including a retirement trip to Australia and New Zealand and became snowbirds, going to Arizona for the winters until 2006. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 - 48A Avenue, Red Deer with Reverend Jozef Wroblewski presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Murray’s name to the Red Deer Alzheimer’s Society, Suite 105, 4419 - 50 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z5, to the SPCA or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.
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Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS & DERRICK HANDS GT CHANDLER CONTRACTING Has Openings for BOILER OPERATORS Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 403-886-2223
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requires OPTICAL ASSISTANT Training provided. Apply in person with resume to: 4924 59 St. Red Deer, AB.
HERITAGE FAMILY SERVICES
must have all necessary is accepting resumes for valid tickets for the position CASUAL/RELIEF being applied for. STAFF Bearspaw offers a in their residential centres very competitive salary in Red Deer and area. and benefits package Experience with troubled along with a steady youth an asset. Driver’s work schedule. license and minimum Please submit resumes: Grade 12 required. Must Attn: Human Resources be able to attend some Email: week days of company email@example.com OIL & GAS OPERATOR training, as well as provide Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Bearspaw currently has a a recent criminal record Mail to: Suite 5309, position in our Stettler field check, child intervention 333-96 Ave. NE operations for an intermediate check and drivers abstract. Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 oil and gas operator. Applicants Wage is $15.75 - 17.93/hr. must have experience as a Please submit resumes to: Start your career! heavy duty mechanic or Heritage Family Services See Help Wanted journeyman instrument Human Resources 300 mechanic and possess 4825 47 St Red Deer AB strong mechanical skills, T4N 1R3 Fax 403-343-9293 TREELINE be quick learners, motivated Email donna@ WELL SERVICES and hard working and live heritagefamilyservices.com Has Opening for all or be willing to relocate For more info call positions! Immediately. within a 20 minute commute 403-343-3422 to workplace location. This All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with position offers a challenging You can sell your guitar work environment, attractive Q Endorsement, (No GDL for a song... licenses) and First Aid. benefits with competitive or put it in CLASSIFIEDS We offer competitive and we’ll sell it for you! pay and significant room wages & excellent benefits. for promotion. Please include 2 work STAFF ACCOUNTANT Please submit resumes reference names and required numbers. by Red Deer CA firm Attn: Human Resources Please fax resume to: focused on the accounting, email:kwolokoff@ 403-264-6725 advisory and tax planning bearspawpet.com Or email to: needs of small businesses. Fax 403-252-9719 firstname.lastname@example.org Office uses Caseware, Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 No phone calls please. Jazz-it and Taxprep. Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 www.treelinewell.com The ideal candidate will have accounting experience and above average accounting Oilfield aptitude. See our online ad for more details. Email resume and cover letter to ian.alexander@ swainsonalexander.ca
WELLHEAD ISOLATION SERVICE TECHNICIANS AND TRAINEES ISOLATION Equipment Services Inc., an expanding Oil Service & Supply Company is seeking quality
Service Technicians and Trainees. Previous experience with service rigs, fracturing, or similar industry experience with oilfield tickets is an asset. Class 1 or 3 driver’s License applicants will get primacy. (Drivers with Class 5 & 5Q will be considered if Applicant has relevant oilfield experience) A current driver’s abstract required. Off-road driving experience is an asset. MUST HAVE valid H2S and AB/BC First Aid Tickets BENEFITS * Excellent monthly guarantee * Excellent job bonus * Northern Allowance Program * Excellent Benefit Plan and Travel Expenses * Retirement Plan * Lucrative Quarterly Safety Bonus Program * Christmas Bonus Fax or email your resume and driver’s abstract to: Fax: (403) 347-3406 Email: email@example.com or drop off at 239 Clearview Drive, Red Deer County ATTN: Lori Enzie 352835A23
BLACKFALDS Motor Inn -Housekeeping Supervisor Req’d. 1 F/T, $19 - $20 hr., 1 yr. exp. req’d. Fax resume: 403-885-5868 Attn: Jenny
LUAU Investments Ltd. (o/a Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant FT and PT positions available for day, night, evening and weekend shifts. $9.95 to $11.25 per hour depending on experience/availability. Apply in person at any of these locations 4217 - 50 Ave 6721 - 50 Ave 7111 - 50 Ave 62 Carleton Ave or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales & Distributors
ELEMENTS is looking 5 Beauty Treatment Operators. Selling seasonal gift packages & personal care products in Parkland Mall-4747 67th St Red Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus bonus & commission, F/T, Beauty certification req’d email resumes: elementsreddeerbto@ gmail.com 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 email@example.com SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ gmail.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPERIENCED H.D MECHANIC
3 and 4 yr. ELECTRICIANS With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
A Divison of CORDY ENVIRONMENTAL
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is a busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for
Must have Cummins knowledge. Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Please forward all resumes to: email@example.com
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Owner Operators & Company Drivers • in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558
CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-341-9300 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. Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds
Community Support Worker Program Women in the Trades Program Math and Science for the Trades Program Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk (Reliable vehicle needed) ROSEDALE AREA Reichley St., Reinholt Ave., Robinson Cres. Area 106 Papers $568/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information Start your career! See Help Wanted
LOGGING Truck Drivers Wanted. Sundre, Alberta. Must have a Class 1 license with airbrakes, and off road experience. Commission based wages (approx. $33-$35/hour, plus benefits). Call Darcy at 403-638-6047
MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and Vacuum & Water boom truck operator. Must Truck operators have Class 1. Good req’d. to start immed. wages, benefits, 10% $450/per day holiday pay, RRSP’s, and most evenings and weekCLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q ends off. Fax resume to All oilfield safety tickets 885-4269 or email req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with email@example.com drug and alcohol policy. RONCO OILFIELD HAULING References Req’d. Sylvan Lake. Openings for Exc. salary & benefits. Picker operator, bed truck Fax resume to: drivers and winch tractor. 403-742-5376 Top wages and benefits. firstname.lastname@example.org Email resume tom@ Something for Everyone roncooilfield.ca Everyday in Classifieds or fax. 403-887-4892
The RV and Marine
Journeyman Millwright Busy road construction company req’s 1 st. or 2nd yr. apprentice heavy duty mechanic for shop. Fax resume to 403-309-0489 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@ carpetcolourcentre.com or drop off at Carpet Colour Centre 1100, 5001-19 St. Red Deer, Ab. T4R 3R1
Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom energy equipment. Since 1992, Bilton has worked with engineering ﬁrms and oil and natural gas producers around the globe to develop their own equipment standards for size, capacity and any number of technical speciﬁcations. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people. We currently have career opportunities for a professional;
We are seeking an independent Corporate Administrator to provide high-level administrative support to Bilton’s executive team. The incumbent will be extremely proactive with a professional, courteous and approachable demeanor in all interactions; possess superior interpersonal relations skills will all levels of staff, customers and vendors; and be able to use sound judgment and discretion. The Corporate Administrator will have a thorough understanding of overall business organization, including management and operating structures, and the importance of policies and procedures. This position is based out of our Innisfail, Alberta ofﬁce.
Experienced Siders Needed Call 403-588-3210
Exp. Req’d. One of Alberta’s largest painting companies with offices in Edmonton & Calgary is now hiring for
Responsibilities; You will ﬁnd success based on your ability to; • Maintain Presidents schedule, daily to-do-list and travel plans • Assist with President’s personal matters as directed • Schedule Executive meetings, record and distribute agendas & minutes. • Assist with planning and organizing corporate events • Assist with corporate presentations, newsletters and other corporate communications • Administer other corporate matters (org chart, keys, donations) • Assist Executives in all areas, preparing documents and presentations as requested • Greet clients and visitors and escort them to the appropriate meeting room • Promptly receive and screen incoming telephone calls • Assist with ofﬁce tasks as required
Email: drew@ calibregroup.ca Company website: www.calibrecoatings.ab.ca
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. HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to Wale Adeyinka at email@example.com
GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires
SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS
Job Requirements; As the ideal candidate you will possess: • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a related role • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce Suite • Strong initiative and proactive approach to daily tasks • Self-starter, capable of working independently with minimal supervision • Problem solving and decision making skills
Sales & Distributors
TOPLINE OILFIELD HAULING
Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! IMMEDIATE F/T POSITION For Year Round Work. 353948A21
Please fax resume to 403-227-7796, or email to email@example.com
RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Bonuses, Drop off resume Requires to 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 QUALIFIED or email: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNEYMAN
season is fast approaching and we are looking for some new lifestyle specialists JJAM Management (1987) to help us grow Ltd., o/a Tim Horton’s If you are a proven sales Requires to work at these professional or even Red Deer, AB locations: someone who knows and 5111 22 St. loves dealing with people 37444 HWY 2 S we would love to hear from 37543 HWY 2N you. Campers, Boaters, 700 3020 22 St. Food Service Supervisor 8 Fishermen, Hunters and all around outdoor people Vacancies, 1-2 yrs. exp. always welcome! req’d. P/T & F.T. SHIFT WORK, $9.95 - $13.50/hr. Are you looking to potentially make $80k+ income, Apply in person or fax Work in a great team resume to: 403-314-1303 environment? Excellent benefi t package and winter JJAM Management (1987) holidays? If so… Ltd., o/a Tim Horton’s Requires to work at these please apply in confidence to: Stormin Norman Red Deer, AB locations: Phone: 403-347-3300 5111 22 St. 37444 HWY 2 S 37543 HWY 2N 700 3020 22 St. Trades Food Counter Attendant 8 Vacancies P/T & F.T. SHIFT WORK, $9.95 $10.98/hr. Apply in person or fax resume to: 403-314-1303
Career development, growth and unlimited possibilities – you’ll ﬁnd it here! We offer comptitive wage & beneﬁts packages. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.
JOURNEYMAN PICKER OPERATOR In Sundre, AB. Competitive wages, guarantee for right applicant. Benefits. Must have Journeyman Ticket. Accommodations available. Please sent resume to: email@example.com
REQUIRED: CARPENTER/DRYWALLER for restoration company. This is a F/T position. Must have a valid drivers license. Duties: Carpentry, drywall, painting & finishing work. Fax or email resume to 403-347-4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Al @ 403-347-4001
Sales Associate/Ofﬁce Position The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, good organization and computer skills, possess excellent phone and customer service, have the ability to multi-task in a team based atmosphere, jewellery knowledge an asset.
SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires
Site Superintendents & Foremen
To join our team, submit resumé to: 4910 - 45 Street, Red Deer
For Alberta sites. Email resume to: email@example.com
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time
Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 D3
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2004 DODGE RAM 1500 4x4, quad, gold , c/w topper, 2 sets of tires. Exc. cond. $6000 firm. 403-304-2118
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2005 LEXUS ES 330 FWD, lthr., 41,100 kms, $15,888. SOLD Sport & Import
2006 PONTIAC Solstice 26080 kms., 5 speed, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2008 GMC Acadia SLE AWD, 8 passenger, 90485 kms, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2006 Range Rover Sport HSE $25,888 Sport & Import 7652 50 Ave 403-348-8788
2008 BMW 328 xi sunroof, lthr., 66,382 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 GMC Yukon XL
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2008 BMW 535xi $29,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788
2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788
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2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $20888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2006 34’ Gulf Stream Yellowstone. Sleeps 4, 3 slides, new awning, washer, dryer hookup, equipped w/Arctic & Sub Arctic pkgs, custom skirt & more! $34,900. 403-8878405
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2011 CHEV Silverado LTZ 6.2 L, lthr., $27,888.
2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS 1.8L, $10,888.
2006 COROLLA CE. exc. cond. 78,000. kims. Offers. 403-392-5628
2007 COLORADO, 28RK, Dutchman, 32’, slideout, back kitchen, shower, king bed, TV, stereo, air. loaded
2008 BMW X5 3.0si AWD, htd. lthr., panaroof,
2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. auto. Heated seats & mirrors. $6900 obo. **SOLD**
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DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 4X4, 6.0L, lthr., 81735 kms., $28,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 FORD F-150 Lariat 4X4, htd. lthr., sunroof, $12,888, 348-8788
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2009 RANGER XLT 4x4, 70,000 kms., $15,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682
2011 KEYSTONE Alpine $54,900. Top of the line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, Sub-zero insulation pckg. 403 357 6950
2009 VW GOLF, manual, 90,000 km. Winter pkg, $10,500. 403-391-1770
2012 CHEV Silverado 2500 LTZ, diesel, lthr., tonneau cover, $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2010 CHEV 1500 4x4 8 cyl. Kuhmo Tires. $17,900. 403-346-9816
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2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $8888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2006 GMC C4500 4X4, new Duramax, 170,000 kms, $39,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded.
2006 Jetta TDI 73,699 km $16,888 AS&I 403-348-8788
2007 LAND ROVER Range Rover supercharged, 4X4, nav., sunroof, lthr., $33,888 348-8788, Sport & Import
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2007 PONTIAC G5. Manual, 130,000 km. Great cond. Winter & Summer tires. Well. maint. N/S. $5550. 403-342-4318
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D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
(Reliable vehicle needed.)
Johnstone Crossing ANDERS AREA INGLEWOOD AREA MORRISROE AREA
Jepsen Cres. & Jordan Pkway Kentwood
Kilburn Ave. & Krause Cres. Mustang Acres 63 Ave. & 69 St.
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
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MICHENER AREA East of 40th Ave., 51 St., 50A St., Michener Cres., Green, etc. to Michener Ave. & Blvd. $282/mo.
Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316
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 CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES is recruiting for a Full Time Operations Support person to join our team in Torrington, AB. Valid Class 1A and/or Class 3A license req’d. Interested applicants should fax their resume to (403)631-2424 or email: email@example.com
looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $15.00/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307
Successful candidate may have a degree or diploma or other suitable work experience in volunteer management. The duties of this position include: • Assist in the implementation of the program, including the planning and coordination of its various activities. • Assist in the maintenance of volunteers who are matched with individuals who are newly housed. • Participate in the development and implementation of training and support for the volunteers. • Inform and consult with Oversight Committee at their monthly meetings. • Collaborate with CAPRA, Housing First, Everyone’s Home and other Red Deer Housing Team initiatives. Job Description provided on request to: lindaervin @sunnybrookunited.org. Send your resume to: Rev. Linda Ervin 12 Stanton St. Red Deer, AB, T4N 0B8 Deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.
is now accepting applications for P/T
THE TASTY BAKERY 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) SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply in person after 3
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Boy opens fire at NM school 12-YEAR-OLD INJURES TWO CLASSMATES IN ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROSWELL, N.M. — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon and he was taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Gov. Susana Martinez says a boy was critically injured and a girl was in serious condition following the shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell. The students were in the gym, where she said they typically hang out before classes start during cold and inclement weather. The 12-year-old pulled a shotgun and opened fire there at about 8 a.m. But he was “quickly stopped by one staff member who walked right up to him and asked him to set down the firearm, which he did,” Martinez said. Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say an 11-yearold boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter’s target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said. There was some confusion about the boy’s age, but Finley said his parents told the hospital he is 11. The governor says a staff member received very minor injuries but declined medical care because he wanted to stay and help. Odiee Carranza, an eighth grader at Berrendo, said she was walking to the school gym when the suspect bumped into her as he rushed past. She told him to be careful, and he apologized and continued on. The boy ran to the gym, where he pulled a gun out of a band instrument case and fired at the students. “Then he shot up in the sky, then dropped the gun, and then some teacher grabbed the kid that had the gun,” Carranza said. Carranza described the shooter as a
“smart kid and a nice kid.” A statement from the state police said authorities responded at 8:11 a.m. Roswell police say the school was placed on lockdown, and the suspected shooter was arrested. His name was not released. Police said children were bused to a nearby mall, where parents could pick up them up. “I’m still scared to go back to school,” Carranza said. Another student, Gabby Vasquez, said the boy who was shot “was really nice, got along with everybody.” Hospital officials said Tuesday afternoon that the 11-year-old had undergone surgery but was in critical condition. Employees who arrived early to work at United Drilling Inc., across the street from the school, heard no gunshots. They didn’t know about the commotion until around 8 a.m., when their parking lot filled with police and rescue vehicles. At the Roswell mall, parents waited anxiously for their children. Some held hands, while others hugged each other. Two prayer services were scheduled for Tuesday night at Roswell’s Calvary Baptist and First Baptist churches. Pastor Chris Mullennix said parents were worried and heartbroken, but there was a sense among many he spoke with that the community would be able to come together. “This is something that strikes people to the core,” he said in an interview. “We’re not talking about a flesh wound or just a mental wound. We’re talking about the very souls of people being shaken and rocked by something like this.” Mullennix said the prayer services will start the healing process. “This is tragic but yet people in Roswell are tough, and people in Roswell will recover because we do have a sense of community, and I think that’s really important,” he said. In the hours after the shooting, social media sites were flooded with sentiments offering prayers for the
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A woman hugs a student at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School, Tuesday, in Roswell, N.M. A shooter opened fire at the middle school, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody. Roswell police said the school was placed on lockdown, and the suspected shooter was arrested. community. Some Berrendo students posted on their Facebook sites that they were frightened and didn’t want to return to school. At a briefing later in the day, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president was aware of the shooting. “Our understanding is this is not an active shooter situation,” Carney said.
Lawmakers urge strong U.S. stance on Chinese ‘coercion’ IN SEAS OF EAST ASIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The United States must not tolerate China’s use of military coercion in pursuit of its territorial claims in the seas of East Asia, lawmakers said at a hearing Tuesday, where experts warned that Beijing’s assertiveness is unnerving its neighbours and challenges American security interests. Separately, the Philippine envoy to Washington complained about China’s “aggression” and urged Vietnam, another claimant state in the South China Sea, to follow the Philippines in mounting an international legal challenge to Beijing’s expansive claims. China’s recent declaration of an air defence zone over disputed islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea, and its new rules to regulate fishing in a huge tranche of the South China Sea, have deepened concerns that its rise as a regional power could spark a confrontation. House lawmakers overseeing U.S. policy toward Asia and America’s use of sea-power held a joint hearing to consider Washington’s response, amid worries that U.S. may be drawn into a crisis or conflict over a territorial dispute involving China because the U.S. has bilateral defence treaties with Japan and the Philippines. Republican Rep. Steve Chabot called China “dangerously aggressive” and said it was attempting to take disputed territories by gradual force with the “misguided hope that Japan, Southeast Asian nations and the U.S. will just grudgingly accept it.” Democratic Rep. Ami Bera called for a strong, bipartisan message from Congress that China’s “threatening and provocative moves to assert their maritime territorial claims are unacceptable.” Republican Rep. Randy Forbes said the U.S. must be “100 per cent intolerant of China’s territorial claims and its continued resort to forms of military coercion to alter the status quo in the region.” Lawmakers typically take a more uncompromising stance on foreign policy than the administration.
But their opinions reflect widespread concern in Washington about China’s intentions as it challenges decades of American military pre-eminence in Asia, and its adherence to international law. China unilaterally declared its air defence zone over parts of the East China Sea in late November, requiring foreign aircraft to submit flight plans to Chinese authorities and accept instructions from the Chinese military. The U.S. responded by flying B-52 bombers through the zone, to show it didn’t recognize it. The State Department last week also criticized the new Chinese regulations on fishing in the South China Sea as “provocative and potentially dangerous.” China maintains that it has peaceful intentions and it wants the U.S. to stay out of territorial disputes in which it has no claim. The U.S., however, says it has an interest in freedom of navigation and commerce through the AsiaPacific. Despite America’s huge national debt, the Obama administration wants to boost the U.S. military presence in the region and recently announced tens of millions of dollars in new security assistance to Vietnam and the Philippines. Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think-tank , said the U.S. response to China’s coercion will be a key measure of the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s policy shift toward Asia and how countries there assess its staying power in the region, she said. Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr. told reporters in Washington late Monday that the Manila wants good relations with Beijing, but called it “unacceptable” that China is preventing Philippine fishermen from operating inside parts of its own exclusive economic zone, or EEZ. That is the 200-nautical-mile (370-kilometre) offshore area where a nation has sovereign rights for exploring and exploiting resources. Cuisia said to avoid a potential confrontation, the Philippines has told fishermen to avoid seas covered by China’s new fishing regulations, pending clarification from Beijing on what they entail.
“The president’s team is monitoring the situation and is in close touch with our federal partners.” Roswell has a population of about 50,000. It is a centre for ranching and farming, and is home to the New Mexico Military Institute, the only statesupported military college in the West. The city is perhaps best-known as the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947.
Officials repatriate art stolen from Indian temple IN WAKE OF U.S.-INDIA DIPLOMATIC RIFT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — U.S authorities on Tuesday returned one of the world’s most wanted stolen artworks and two other pieces to the Indian government — staging the celebration after a monthlong clash over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York. The sandstone antiquities depicting Hindu deities were handed over at India’s consulate in Manhattan. The national anthems of both nations were played at the start of the event. Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay denied there was any link between the timing of the repatriation and the U.S.-Indian rift after last month’s arrest of his deputy, Devyani Khobragade. A U.S. grand jury indicted her on accusations she exploited her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny and lied about it on a visa form. The art-related ceremony “was planned sometime back,” Mulay said. But he acknowledged that although India and the United States have “an ongoing strong partnership ... all partnerships have their issues.” The Indian diplomat offered no further comment on the subject as he led the ceremony with Shawn Bray, the director of Interpol in Washington, and James Dinkins, a top official at Homeland Security Investigations that conducts looted art probes. “This case would not have been successful without the collaboration between the United States and India,” Dinkins told those gathered in the ballroom of the consular mansion off Fifth Avenue. The centre of attention was the 350-pound “Vishnu and Lakshmi” sandstone sculpture from the 11th or 12th century stolen in 2009 from the Gadgach Temple.
Mexican forces face off with vigilante groups after reports of deadly clash BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS APATZINGAN, Mexico — Mexican soldiers and federal police kept a tense standoff with vigilantes Tuesday after a new government campaign to stop violence in western Michoacan state turned deadly. There were widely varying reports of casualties. Associated Press journalists saw the bodies of two men reportedly killed in a clash that began late Monday between soldiers and townspeople in Antunez and spoke with the family of a third man that said he also died in the incident. No women or children died, contrary to reports by the spokesman for one of “self-defence” groups that have sprung up over the past year to challenge a drug cartel. The clash occurred as the government sent more troops to the so-called Tierra Caliente, where the vigilantes have been fighting the Knights Templar cartel. The government on Monday had called on the self-defence groups to disarm.
By Tuesday afternoon, vigilantes blocked roads leading into towns under their control, and federal police manned their own roadblocks outside. One federal officer who was not authorized to speak to the press said they had no orders to disarm anyone, or to try to take vigilante-held towns. The Attorney General’s Office said it could not confirm a number of dead. The Interior Ministry said it had no information about reports from people in Antunez that soldiers arriving in the town Monday night fired on an unarmed crowd. “This is how they plan to protect the community? We don’t want them,” said Gloria Perez Torres, grieving over the body of her brother, Mario, 56, who was killed in the clash. In the city of Apatzingan, hundreds of federal police offices travelling in pickup trucks with machines guns mounted on the top, armoured vehicles and buses massed in the city square as residents watched. “The federal police have been here for years, but they don’t do anything,” said a man sitting on a bench at the
plaza who identified himself only as Ivan. Security analyst Alejandro Hope, who formerly worked for Mexico’s intelligence agency, called the government’s strategy in Michoacan a “disaster.” After initially arresting the vigilantes months ago, the federal government under Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong appeared to be working with them recently. The army and Federal Police have provided helicopter cover and road patrols while the selfdefence groups attacked the cartel, but never intervened in the battles. “Last week they were protecting the vigilantes,” said Hope, director of security policy at the Mexican Competitiveness Institute. “Secretary Osorio practically said they were useful ... now they’re going to put them down with firepower and bloodshed?” The government doesn’t agree with that assessment, said an official with the Interior Ministry who was not authorized to speak to the press by name. “It’s a strategy that’s being adjust-
ed, modified based on the demands of what is happening on the ground,” the official said. Osorio Chong announced the new strategy Monday following a weekend of firefights as the vigilantes extended their control to the communities of Antunez, Paracuaro and Nueva Italia. Burning trucks and buses blocked highways. Two bodies were found hanging from a bridge. The deadly confrontation in Antunez started late Monday after townspeople were called to meet a convoy of soldiers, who they were told were coming to disarm the self-defence group. Witnesses said the civilian group did not carry guns, but as they blocked the military convoy, some soldiers fired into the crowd. “The army is made of people without values or ethics,” self-defence group spokesman Estanislao Beltran said. “The military has no reason to shoot the people.” Beltran said the confrontation was with about 60-80 soldiers. There were at least as many civilians, according to witnesses.
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