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Red Deer Advocate FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (IIROC) is alleging that a Red Deer investment adviser who is charged with the murder of an Innisfail woman for whom he acted mismanaged the accounts of at least a dozen other clients. An IIROC hearing into Brian Andrew Malley’s conduct is scheduled for March 3 to 5 in Edmonton. The notice of hearing claims that he failed to remain informed about his clients’ needs, made investment recommendations that were unsuitable and performed unauthorized trades. Malley is charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death, and sending an explosive device, all in connection with the Nov. 25, 2011, death of Vicky Shachtay. RCMP said that the 23-year-old mother was killed when a bomb delivered to her home exploded. Malley’s trial is scheduled for early next year. IIROC’s notice of hearing says that Malley worked as a registered representative of Assante Capital Management Inc., in Red Deer from November 2000. Following his arrest in May 2012, approximately 54 of his clients complained about the handling of their accounts, it says, with many having “suffered substantial losses.” Malley’s wife Christine Marie Malley is also named in IIROC’s notice of hearing.

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Releasing from the rings Findlay McCormick, 16, spins through the air as he practises his dismount. The Exelta gymnast and his teammates will be travelling to Edmonton next weekend to take part in a nationals qualifier event at the Capital City Gymnastics Club.

Many local companies have their hands tied when it comes to snow removal options after the City of Red Deer temporarily closed its two snow storage sites to private contractors on Thursday. The city needs the space to dispose of snow being scooped off transit routes and collector roads “It’s creating a little bit of havoc for us,” said Cordell Reise, owner of R&R Turf and Property Management. “We’re either going to have shut down the business completely or come up with some other options, I guess.” Reise said the only thing he could think of at the time was cleaning off his own acreage outside of the city to dump some snow, but he doesn’t want to undertake such a dire and expensive option until he has no other choice. “We have places booked in for clearing tonight and I’ve let them know what’s going on so we will just have to deal with it as it comes, try to work around it. We’ll try to find some area that we can stack it for the time being and worry about hauling it later,” Reise said Thursday morning. Hugh Lockhart of Greenside Up Landscaping also uses a subcontractor to have his snow hauled to the city’s sites. “This will have a huge impact. It already is; even when there is only one site open, we can’t go in and just dump, we have to wait in line. We’ll maybe haul 12 to 15 truckloads out and it might take seven hours total and now I guess it might be double, even triple that time because instead of hauling two loads an hour, we’re hauling a load every hour and a half.”

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Dustin Sundby (left) and Buck Buchanan, volunteer campaign co-chairs, celebrate the success of the United Way of Central Alberta’s 2013 fundraising drive, which has gone over $2.2 million.

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It was a job well done for Central Albertan superheroes. The United Way of Central Alberta made history on Thursday morning when it announced its four-month fundraising drive had raised $2,201,193. It’s first time the long-standing campaign has surpassed $2.2 million. “We are just absolutely thrilled,” United Way CEO Robert Mitchell said. “We can do so much more in the community now and help even more people in Central Alberta.”

While falling slightly short of the $2.25 million goal, the total represents an increase of four per cent or $86,126 over last year’s achievement of $2.115 million (leaving the 2012 fall campaign goal of $1.95 million in the dust). Staying true to this year’s theme that everyone can be a superhero by supporting the community, volunteer campaign co-chairs Buck Buchanan and Dustin Sundby ripped open their button-up business shirts, Hulk-style, to reveal the final tally during the unveiling event Thursday morning in Red Deer.

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Omar Khadr awaiting transfer to Bowden FORMER GUANTANAMO DETAINEE RECLASSIFED AS A MEDIUM-SECURITY RISK BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A former prisoner in the U.S.’s infamous Guantanamo prison is expected to be sent to the mediumsecurity Bowden Institution. Canadian Omar Khadr, 27, is behind bars in Edmonton’s maximum-security penitentiary, where he has been since May 2013 after being transferred from Ontario’s Millhaven penitentiary west of Kingston. Khadr was transferred to Canada from the U.S. in a 2012 plea bargain. Last month, the warden in Edmonton reclassified Khadr as a medium-security risk, which made him eligible for transfer to Bowden. Dennis Edney, Khadr’s lawyer for a decade, said, “It’s my understanding he’ll be moving there at some point in time.” There has been no indication of when, he said.

“There’s some health issues going on and that’s got to be dealt with first.” Edney was asked if Khadr was looking forward to leaving the Edmonton prison, known as the Max and with a reputation as a tough place to serve time. “The answer to that is he’s looking forward to getting out into the community. That’s what he’s looking forward to and that’s what we believe he’s entitled to. Omar Khadr “That’s why we continue to prosecute his case in various courts of law.” In 2002, a then-15-year-old Khadr was taken prisoner by the U.S. military after a firefight in Afghani-

stan in which Special Forces soldier Christopher Speer was killed. Khadr was accused of throwing the grenade that killed Speer. Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to five war crimes before a U.S. military commission. He pleaded guilty to murder “in violation of the laws of war,” attempted murder, spying, conspiracy and giving material aid to terrorism. Khadr, who was born in Toronto, was sentenced to eight years. As part of a $20-million lawsuit launched last year against the federal government for violating his rights, Khadr says he agreed to the plea bargain with the military commission because it was the only way to get out of Guantanamo. Correctional Service Canada does not confirm prisoner moves for privacy reasons, said spokesman Jeff Campbell.


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each year,” Mountain said.

“Asking organizations and executives for money isn’t easy and we couldn’t have done it without our great team,” Sundby said, also thanking sponsor groups that stepped up this year, including Shell Canada and Nova Chemicals, as well as new leadership donors such as Peter and Kathy Lacey and Jack and Joan Donald of Red Deer. Mitchell said the funds will go directly back into the community, supporting over 30 agencies and programs throughout Central Alberta. Specifically, the money boosts the organization’s dedication to the education sector, to “help kids reach their full potential,” as well as its income priority area, striving to combat the cycle of poverty, Mitchell said. He credits the large total to a “great team of volunteers” who worked tirelessly to build on last year’s success and “get more and more people” involved. “It’s a very generous community ... I think our message is resonating with more people.” Kristin Mountain, one of the staff who worked on the campaign, didn’t even know what the total was when she arrived on Thursday morning. She went on maternity leave in December and was anxious to find out how the team did. “With the board and committee, there was at least 40 of us working on this and I’m so happy with the end result. This is what we want to see, an increase

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Kyle Valin of Alberta Parking Lot Services closes the gate to his dump trailer after depositing a load of snow at the Edgar Industrial snow dump Thursday. As of 6 p.m. Thursday, private operators will not be permitted to dump snow in the two City of Red Deer snow dumps.

SNOW: Piling up fast Most of Lockhart’s 17 sites have onsite storage for snow, but that space is piling up fast and the company is having to steal more and more parking stalls on its sites to meet demand. “If we get a 15-to-20-cm dump next week, we’d be in lots of trouble.” The snow can’t be put just anywhere, Lockhart added, as it’s infused with salt, sand and is overall contaminated, making matters even more tricky. Canar Rock Products Ltd. of Red Deer has 50 sites it’s committed to clearing snow from, including commercial and apartment space. Only a small percentage of Canar’s snow jobs require hauling the snow away, said owner Travis Peirens, who was working long hours on Thursday with his partner to get the snow from those places transported to the city site before the deadline. “I’ve been expecting this, quite honestly. In the last few days, we’ve had to quit hauling with the truck and attached wagon because there just wasn’t enough room to get in and out of there so we’re just hauling with the tandems,” Peirens said. Kerri Tisdale, general manager of Alberta Parking Lot Services, said they have also been prepared for something like this to happen. “We started talking about options four to five weeks ago and decided to purchase a melter,” she

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said. The melter would not only thaw down the snow but it also separates the debris in it from the water and uses a number of filters. It does requires a number of permits from the city as it can only be used in certain areas with the proper drainage. They don’t come cheap, priced around $200,000, but are well worth it for the company that is responsible for so many sites, Tisdale said. It will be the first time Alberta Parking Lot Services has used a melter in Red Deer. Curtis Hubert of Escape Yard Care in Red Deer summed up the ideal solution: “All we need is the sun to come out.” Hubert clears about 20 sites, largely residential. “There’s nothing to be done about it. The city can’t take a propane torch and melt it all away. They’re full. It’s the way it is,” Hubert said. “We’re been working steady, everyone in the business has and now our machines are starting to break down because we haven’t had time to fix them. People need to be more understanding and patient.” The city says it’s meeting with Alberta Environment today to discuss an interim site that would be open to private contractors for the duration of the season. According to Red Deer roads superintendent Jim Chase, snow in both storage sites stands about 23 metres high. The south site along 40th Avenue has a total volume of about 196,000 cubic metres and the north site on Edgar Industrial Drive is holding 205,000 cubic metres.






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She had been a registered representative with Assante since November 2000 and manager of its Red Deer sub-branch since July 2001. The notice alleges that she failed to properly supervise Brian Malley. Both Brian Malley and Christine Malley were terminated by Assante in May 2012, says the IIROC notice of hearing. IIROC staff conducted investigations with respect to 12 of the complainants. The notice of hearing said Shachtay’s accounts also “sustained substantial investment losses,” but were not considered in making the allegations against the Malleys. Brian and Christine Malley are also accused by IIROC of failing to co-operate with its investigation. They face fines of up to $1 million for each contravention of IIROC’s dealer member rules, as well as professional sanctions. The Malleys and Assante are also named in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Assante clients whose investments were managed by Brian Malley. The lawsuit seeks $80 million in damages, which includes $50 million for client losses as well as general and punitive damages. The allegations contained in IIROC’s notice of hearing and in the statement of claim for the class action lawsuit have not been proven.



FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

Teen scolded for pipe bomb EDMONTON — Skylar Murphy admitted in court that he put together a pipe bomb with a friend last year and planned to blow up a shed in rural Alberta for fun, but forgot the explosive in his bag until he was in line at the Edmonton airport. Screening staff found the device but — in an admitted foul-up — didn’t immediately call RCMP and allowed the 18-year-old passenger to board a plane to Mexico with his family for a holiday. While recent news of the incident has sparked calls for changes to Canada’s airport security system, the judge who handled the case had her own stern words for the young bomb-maker. “If the authorities had missed that pipe bomb and you had gone in Mexico, through a screening device, you would not even get a trial,” said provincial court Judge Marilyn White in a court hearing last month. A transcript of the hearing was released Thursday. “You would be in a Mexican jail. And your grandfather and your family would be visiting you in that jail. And you would probably be learning Spanish by now, if you survived. “I doubt you would have survived.”

Court heard Murphy, now 19, is a high school drop-out and assistant deli manager at a grocery store in Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton. He told the judge he researched how to build the pipe bomb on the Internet. He swiped some bullets from his mother’s fiance, an Alberta sheriff, to get gunpowder. A friend supplied the fuse and then they bought the rest of their supplies from a hardware store. Murphy said he put the bomb in his camera bag because he planned to take pictures when they blew up the shed. It’s unclear if that ever happened, but court heard Murphy was clearly surprised when screening staff at the airport pulled the device out of his bag on Sept. 20. The 15-centimetre-long pipe had threaded caps on the ends and a fuse nearly three metres long. It was filled with black powder. A source has told the CBC and Edmonton Journal that a screening employee tried to give Murphy back the bomb, but the teen said he didn’t want it and it was confiscated. He then proceeded through security and got on his plane. Four days later, security staff notified RCMP about the find. Mounties

arrested Murphy on Sept. 27 at the airport, following his return flight home. Explosives experts had determined the device was a functioning bomb. Murphy pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to possession of an explosive device. He was sentenced to one year probation, fined $100 and ordered to make an in-person donation of $500 to the University of Alberta Hospital’s burn unit. The judge said Murphy made a “colossal error in judgment” for making the bomb and forgetting it in his luggage. “Often you see bags and bags of items that people forgot to take out of their carry-on luggage because they just forgot. But I have to say, forgetting a pipe bomb is something bigger than a pair of scissors for your nails,” White said. “Pipe bombs are used to kill people, to destroy property. They are used in war. They are used by terrorists ... They are very successful at killing people.” The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has said screening staff didn’t follow protocol in the case. They should have immediately called onsite RCMP officers, who would have decided whether to arrest Murphy and keep him off the plane. CATSA spokesman Mathieu Larocque wouldn’t confirm if an employ-

Alberta man wounded in RCMP shootout faces 36 charges BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — An Alberta man who was wounded in a shootout with RCMP faces 36 charges, including four counts of attempted murder. Michael Leslie Johnson of Vegreville is in custody pending a Jan. 27 court hearing. RCMP say the 33-yearold continues to receive medical attention for injuries, which were earlier said to be gunshot wounds. Five officers at a farm east of Edmonton near Tofield on Jan. 7 were investigating reports of a death threat and the theft of some firearms. They said they found a suspect hiding in a shed and a gunfight ensued. Police have said one officer was grazed by a bullet and another Mountie was severely hurt when he was run over by a truck as the suspect attempted to flee. RCMP Sgt. Josee Valiquette said the attempted murder charges were laid because that is what the evidence supports. “Charges are laid ... where the evi-



dence takes us,” Valiquette said. “In this case the evidence ... was able to support four charges of attempted murder.” The severely injured officer has been released from hospital and is recovering at home. He suffered broken bones and internal injuries that required extensive surgery. “I’m told he is in good spirits,” Valiquette said. The officer that was grazed was treated at the scene. Valiquette would not talk about Johnson’s condition. Some of the other charges he faces include resisting arrest, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and break and enter. “With the laying of charges there is relief among our members, their spouses and the law enforcement community in general,” RCMP Chief Supt. Randy McGinnis said in a statement. “When a member of our community is injured in the line of duty, we all feel it.” Alberta’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting of the suspect, which is standard procecase of intentional cruelty. “We hope someone is able to identify the dog so we can ensure accountability for this cruel act and prevent future such acts,” he said in a statement.

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CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society says it’s investigating after a starved Siberian husky was found dead in an alley with its mouth taped shut. Meanwhile, a Global Calgary news crew says that while reporting on the story Thursday, it also found a dead cat with its mouth muzzled in green painters tape. The dog was found Jan. 9 in a southside neighbourhood and the Humane Society is trying to identify it. Clear medical tape was used to keep the animal’s mouth shut. Investigators believe that may have led to the emaciated condition in which it was found. The husky was so skinny when it died that its ribs could be seen clearly though its grey and white fur. Brad Nichols, manager of the cruelty investigations section of the Calgary Humane Society, calls it an obvious

An 81-year-old woman was killed and five others taken to hospital after a two-car collision near Maskwacis on Wednesday. RCMP said a southbound car with three occupants, including an 81-yearold Tees woman, collided with a northbound minivan containing three occupants on Hwy 2A about five km north of Maskwacis, formerly known as Hobbema. The Tees woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The other five people were taken to hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries following the 1:30 p.m. collision. Poor road and weather conditions are believed to have contributed to the crash. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. The highway was closed for several hours while the scene was cleared. Police continue to investigate.

dure in Alberta when anyone is shot by police. The RCMP objected to any comparison with the March 2005 ambush of Mounties near Mayerthorpe, Alta., in which four officers were gunned down by a man hiding in a Quonset hut on a rural farm. Gunman James Roszko killed constables Peter Schiemann, Anthony Gordon, Leo Johnston and Brock Myrol. Roszko was shot by another Mountie before killing himself. McGinnis noted that the Mayerthorpe shootings involved officers on a stakeout and the Jan. 7 gunfight involved officers who were approaching a property as part of an ongoing investigation. In February 2012, two Mounties were injured when they were shot while trying to deliver a warrant to a farmhouse near Killam, 160 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. Constables Sheldon Shah and Sid Gaudette underwent surgery and survived. Sawyer Robison, 28, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

More flu vaccine secured by Alberta from Ottawa EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services has secured more than 40,000 doses of flu vaccine from the federal government. Deliveries of the vaccine are expected to begin arriving later this week. Health Minister Fred Horne says the vaccine would come in sporadically rather than all at once, but he says that will actually help ensure that children who need the vaccine will get it. With the supply of vaccine dwindling, mass immunization clinics across the province were shut down. About 30,000 leftover flu shots were put in reserves in case of an outbreak, and for children under age nine who need a second dose of vaccine. More than a million people in Alberta have received a flu shot since October, making it the most successful seasonal influenza vaccination campaign in the province’s history.

ee tried to give the bomb pack to the teen. He called it an isolated incident and said the staff involved have been disciplined and re-trained. Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn, who sits on the Canada-US Permanent Joint Board on Defence, said he was flabbergasted by “such abject failure of common sense.” He believes the workers involved should have been fired and he wants to see CATSA review everything, including recruitment, training, supervision and salaries. CATSA says there are about 5,000 screening staff at Canada’s airports. They don’t make enough money, they don’t get enough training and there’s constant turnover in the business, said Peter St. John, a security expert in Winnipeg who has been pushing for an entire overhaul of Canada’s airport security system. He’s says the case of an irresponsible teenager has highlighted the need for improvement before there’s a serious, deadly incident. Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said in a statement earlier this week that the Edmonton case was “unacceptable” and she planned to talk soon with the president of CATSA.

Seniors stage sit-in at minister’s office BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A group of seniors has camped out at Health Minister Fred Horne’s constituency office, demanding a meeting with the minister and Premier Alison Redford about the seniors’ drug program. The protesters say the Alberta government is planning to eliminate the seniors’ drug program and replace it with a means-tested system. The group says the premier promised, in writing, that she would not eliminate the seniors drug plan just one month before she won the Conservative party leadership. The protesters say that promise was reiterated in another letter signed by Horne one month before the last provincial election. Noel Somerville of Public Interest Alberta Seniors Task Force says if instituted, the new plan will place a surtax on people simply because they are sick. He says they don’t believe that’s acceptable public policy. The protesters say they have been requesting a meeting with the health minister since last September. “I have been in touch with his office in numerous occasions by telephone, seeking a date for a meeting,” says Somerville. “I have got absolutely nowhere — I have not even got an acknowledgment of the letter. “They’ve provided absolutely no details about how this would be done. They said it would come into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The only thing we’ve heard from them is that its implementation has been delayed.” A ministry spokesperson says the date was pushed back so that more input could be gathered. “As you may recall, pharmacare was originally scheduled to begin on Jan. 1. During the last sitting, the minister did make public that the implementation date had been delayed pending further consultation with stakeholders,” says Matthew Grant, press secretary for the minister of health. “That’s what happening. We’re actually consulting with stakeholders now and we have received input. And, I hear today, the minister has offered two meetings, both in February, and we look forward to a response.”

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Home, sweet home Just like your home, countries can be expensive. If you want a good one in a good neighbourhood, you need to invest a lot into it. And just as happens with family homes, trying too hard to keep up appearances can get you in trouble, while too much frugality can seriously crimp your lifeGREG style. NEIMAN The trick is to find the right balance between your expectations of security and comfort, versus the cost of upkeep. The Fraser Institute says that the right balance occurs when government spending takes up a third of a nation’s GDP. That just happens to be the global average. Finding how they arrived at that figure is a rather dismal business, so let’s just assume they know what they’re talking about. I’ve just returned from a business trip to Kathmandu. There. I never thought I’d ever be able to say something like that, but not working fulltime at a newspaper does have its benefits. If you want an extreme example of how tax rates and a stable government presence in the economy affects the quality of life, visit Nepal. By the numbers, Nepal ought to have more government than anyone. For a country of 27 million people (half of them younger than 22 years of age), Nepal’s parliament needs to cram 601 elected representatives into a rather small national assembly.




A Nepalese police officer stands guard in front of the parliament building in Kathmandu. For $5, he’ll trade places with you so you can hold the gun in a photo. When you look past the armed guard at their parliament building, one has to wonder how that many MPs, plus the aides and infrastructure for 30 political parties, could all possibly get inside. But you needn’t worry. The democratically-elected government there has never met. And for the equivalent of about $5, the guard will hand you his gun so you can take a photo of yourself standing in his spot. The interim government that was to shepherd the country from being a hereditary monarchy into a modern democracy has been slow to release power. Elections were held last September, and all the newspapers report the eagerness of all officials to call members together — next week. Nepal is a peaceful, hardworking, law-abiding country (that’s if you discount the behaviour of traffic). Corruption and bribery are definitely present there, but in the absence of a working

government, that’s how people need to get by. The tax rate there is 10 per cent, plus the sales tax that only tourists pay at the better restaurants. Government spending — including bringing electricity to its mountain regions — is reported at just under 20 per cent of GDP. In Canada, government spending accounted for just under 40 per cent of GDP in 2011, compared with 39 per cent in the United States. According to the Fraser Institute’s figures and analysis, we Canadians are way overgoverned and overtaxed. By the same logic, Nepal is in a position of opportunity, because any increases in taxation and public spending will result in significant gains for the well-being of the country. Except it’s hard to say how much in real money Nepal can tax, when per capita income is something like $1,500 a year. At the same time, it’s too simple to

judge that Canada is vastly inefficient, without a judgment of how well we get value for the money taxed and spent by our governments. All things considered, I’d rather pay my taxes and live in Canada. So would a whole lot of Nepalese people. My short visit to Kathmandu was to help with basic English testing for skilled tradespeople who desperately want to work in Alberta. Without any advertising at all, highly-qualified welders, pipe fitters and mechanics showed up at our hotel conference room for a recruiting session, some coming from secure (and locally, well-paid) positions at embassies. Some even took a sudden overnight flight in from the oil and gas fields of the Arabian Gulf to show us some rather impressive resumes. I got a whole lot more “thank you, sir” and “may I sit here, sir” in one day there than I got in 40 years in the newspaper business in Alberta. We were propositioned (if that’s the right word) for a chance to come to Alberta, from a young man whose job it was to recruit women for a nearby “dance club.” He had a degree in the hospitality industry, if I recall correctly. Even the owner of the high-end hotel gift shop was hoping we could get him into Canada, so he could become overtaxed, just like us. I don’t profess to know the optimum level of taxation and government spending that buys us the civil society we have here in Canada. But this short experience showed me that “too much” government is vastly preferable to too little. It’s good to be home. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. or email


Kudos to Quiznos during flu outbreak In this particularly vulnerable time with recent outbreaks of H1N1 and H5N1 and their resulting consequences, good sanitary practices cannot be overstated. How refreshing it was to walk into a local Quiznos Restaurant at 5250 22nd St. (Gaetz Avenue Crossing) one day last week to be served by staff involved in the food preparation who were all adorned with hair nets and donned with gloves. At the till was a young woman not wearing gloves; however, she did not handle any food. What’s more, she still went over to the sink and washed her hands after handling my money before she served the next paying customer. It was very encouraging to see this local restaurant going above and beyond provisions in the Public Health Act Food Regulation and they have my appreciation and respect. It would be my hope that other food service providers, such as Westerner Park, would follow their sterling example. Nikki McAuley Red Deer County

City staff too costly, pension payout too rich Regarding the current budget deliberations, some of the details and commentary made by council members are illustrative of the ongoing and increasing disconnect between those of us who live out here in the land of paying taxes and those who live and work in the world of spending taxes. Doing the quick math, with a staff of 1,400 and a payroll of $120 million, this means we’re paying an average of $85,000 per year per city employee. This is a fairly interesting figure, as it puts the average city employee at more than $30,000 per year above the average Alberta individual income. The figure of $85,000 is likely inflated due to the fact that it includes payroll taxes and benefits not calculated into average reported earnings. We can safely put that number in the region of $10,000 a year, but it still leaves us with average pay per employee at about $2,000 per month more than the average person who is paying the tab. Because we don’t know if that figure of $85,000 includes pension costs, we have to set that aside for now. We’re told that city management is proposing an overall payroll increase of $3.7 million, or an average of $2,600 per employee, assuming staffing levels stay current or close to current. As quoted in the Jan. 10 Advocate, Coun. Dianne Wyntjes is quoted as defending both the pay levels and the pay increase in the name of “high standards.” There are a few problems with Wyntjes’s statements that need to be addressed. Even when we consider that a good number of city employees are credentialed professionals, we must

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balance that against the fact that there are a substantial number of city employees who aren’t. I find it very difficult indeed to believe that the city staff is so heavily weighted towards professionals that it would skew the pay levels to almost 50 per cent more than the provincial average. This ties into my second point regarding the payroll increase. If we assume the bulk of that comes in the form of pay and benefit increases, and we safely can, we again run into the disconnect. I continually find that only public sector workers expect increases in pay on an annual basis. In the private sector that I have worked in for 35 years, there is an expectation that beyond a certain level, in order for anyone to increase his or her income, that individual has to increase their economic contribution to the entity that employs them. Seniority and cost-of-living-adjustments simply don’t exist beyond earnings and responsibility levels considerably lower than $75,000 to $85,000 per year. At this point, we have to re-address pension costs. The City of Red Deer has a current pension shortfall of about $50 million. According to the Local Authorities Pension Plan website, this number is increasing. When considering that, bear in mind that Detroit, as well as San Bernardino and Stockton, Calif., were all bankrupted by unfunded pension liabilities.

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Given the numbers we are privy to, the average city employee — provided they have 35 years of service in — can expect a retirement income of over $50,000 per year, starting well before the average retirement age enjoyed by those who employ them. Using rounded numbers, here is the hard reality of that: Assuming a retirement age of 58 (not uncommon in the public sector) and a life expectancy of 85, there has to be a cash pool of more than $1.2 million for every employee expecting $54,000 in retirement income. To get to there requires average contributions of $12,000 to $15,000 for the entire 35 years leading up to retirement. Even counting those who have above-average incomes and defined contribution pension plans, you will have to look far and wide to find many Albertans earning $75,000 to $85,000 per year who are managing to get $13,000 set aside every year for retirement, let alone for a 30-year stretch. It’s important to note that, unlike the commercial world, the City of Red Deer raises most of its funds via non-consensual transactions. Given that, it’s vital that council provide far more detailed numbers concerning pay and pension obligations that it currently has contracted. We do have a right to know. Bill Greenwood Red Deer

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Ottawa lags on cybercrime BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The RCMP commissioner has quietly warned Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney the government must do more to fight cybercrime — an expanding threat the top Mountie says is undermining the economy and putting Canadians at risk. In a letter to the minister, commissioner Bob Paulson notes one pillar of the government’s cybersecurity plan focuses on both providing the public with information to protect themselves online and strengthening the ability of law-enforcement agencies to fight cybercrime. “It is my view that the government needs to focus more on this pillar of the strategy,� Paulson says. “This growing threat significantly impacts the economic prosperity of our country, as well as individual Canadians.� The letter, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, was prepared for

Blaney as part of an extensive briefing package sent to the new minister, who was appointed in July. Accompanying briefing notes say while efforts to secure the online world have progressed under the federal strategy announced in 2010, “a gap remains� concerning law enforcement’s ability to effectively tackle cybercrime. The offences — which take on “a new scope and gravity� in cyberspace — include child exploitation, cyberbullying, Internet-based mass marketing fraud, identity theft, intellectual property infringement, money laundering and illegal goods trafficking. However, “limited funding� — three per cent of the federal cybersecurity budget — had been earmarked to address cybercrime, the RCMP notes say. “There is a significant disparity between the criminal use of the Internet and information technologies and the RCMP’s ability to keep pace through effective investigations, targeted enforcement and other policing measures.� One complication is the “rising complexity and

volume of digital evidence� generated by such investigations, taxing Mountie resources. Last year an internal audit of the RCMP’s technological crime program found a backlog of requests to analyze computing devices — potentially vital pieces of evidence — at all five program units the reviewers visited. There is also an increase in the use of technology by organized crime networks in Canada, and a need for more broad-based national and international police co-operation to combat cybercrime through joint operations, the newly released notes say. Among the emerging RCMP concerns is criminal exploitation of the growing popularity of mobile smartphones, which sometimes place speed and convenience ahead of protective firewalls, anti-virus software and encryption. The RCMP’s criminal intelligence program has warned that new criminal opportunities will emerge as more people use the handy devices to make online payments.

Trudeau wary of proposal to legalize, Feds reluctant to cough up info on flu regulate, tax prostitution BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is keeping a wary distance from a Liberal proposal to legalize, regulate and tax prostitution just like any other commercial enterprise. A resolution to legalize the sex trade is being pushed by the Liberal party’s youth wing and is to be debated at the party’s national policy convention next month in Montreal. But the Liberal leader, who has enthusiastically embraced a resolution passed at the last convention to legalize marijuana, signalled Thursday that he doesn’t favour taking the same approach to prostitution. He played down the importance of the resolution and indicated that he views prostitution as a more complicated issue than pot. “The priority of the Liberal party ... around our policy convention in February in Montreal is on economic success for the middle class. That is the centre of our focus,� he said during a campaign stop with a provincial Liberal byelection candidate in Thornhill, Ont. He noted that the prostitution resolution is just one of many to be debated at the convention and said he looks forward to hearing what Liberals have to say on the subject. The debate is timely given that the Supreme Court has thrust the prostitution issue back onto the federal political agenda. The top court last month struck down the country’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional and gave Parliament a year in which to come up with a new legal regime to govern the sex trade. The court ruled that the current prohibitions on brothels, street solicitation and living off the avails of prostitution create life-threatening conditions for prostitutes, violating their right to life, liberty and

security of the person. “For now, I’m just very, very mindful that the Supreme Court came down very clearly that the current approach is not protecting extremely vulnerable women and sex workers and we need to make sure that we are finding a way to keep vulnerable Canadians protected from violence that surrounds prostitution but also is intrinsic to prostitution,� Trudeau said. In French, Trudeau went further, saying it’s important to recognize that “prostitution itself is a form of violence against women.� He called for a “responsible, informed debate� on the issue. Trudeau also said Liberals are “certainly going to look at� the so-called Nordic model, which penalizes those who purchase sex, not those who sell it. Conservatives have used the mere existence of the resolution to attack Trudeau for wanting to legalize both pot and prostitution. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, a former Ontario police chief, waded into the fray Thursday. “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have been clear: making prostitution and illegal drugs more accessible to Canadians are their priorities,� Fantino said in a written statement. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper, our government is focused on protecting our communities from the effects of illegal drugs and vulnerable women from the harmful effects of legalized prostitution.� NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, attending a caucus strategy session in Ottawa, did not directly respond when asked if he’d consider legalizing prostitution. He said the issue is complex and needs to be studied by a parliamentary committee, hearing from police, health experts, community groups and sex trade workers. Mulcair chastised Harper for failing to immediately launch such a study following the Supreme Court ruling.

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OTTAWA — The Conservative government is refusing to say how much of Health Canada’s $5.8-million advertising budget this fiscal year is being spent on public awareness of influenza. But after days of prodding by The Canadian Press, the department did provide a list of flu-related communications efforts. They include “fact sheets, posters and reference guides for Canadians and health care workers,� and “targeted outreach� through a coalition of provincial and private sector groups to promote vaccination. There’s also a web site “brought to you by the government of Canada in collaboration with the provincial and territorial governments,� along with some online advertising. Noticeably absent: a major TV campaign to promote mass influenza immunization, the kind of advertising that costs real money. “Our marketing activities go beyond traditional advertising by using cost effective means to reach our target audiences,� Health Canada spokeswoman Sylwia Krzyszton said in an email, five days after The Canadian Press first asked about federal influenza communications. Krzyszton would not provide a budget for the campaign. It’s not a model shared by some other federal departments. Minister Joe Oliver recently disclosed Natural Resources Canada will spend $40 million on campaigns promoting Canada’s energy resource sector — principally the oilsands — at home and abroad. Ottawa also spent $2.5 million last spring on a televised campaign touting the Canada Job Grant — a proposed job-training program that remains inaccessible because it does not yet exist.

Energy execs, politicians, musicians challenge Young on oilsands


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Rocker Neil Young took aim at the proposed Keystone XL pipeline Thursday on his concert tour condemning the Alberta oilsands, while energy executives, politicians and even a fellow musician shot back that he is irresponsible and uninformed. Young told a news conference ahead of his Winnipeg concert that the TransCanada pipeline, which would carry oilsands bitumen from Alberta to Texas refineries, makes no sense since the oil would be sent to China — a country he called one of the dirtiest on Earth. “People don’t understand this oil is not for Canada,� Young said. “A couple of months ago, Beijing had 30 times the World Health Organization’s approved level of pollutants and dangerous substances in the air — 30 times that — and we’re sending them oil. “I don’t feel really good about that.� TransCanada (TSX:TRP) quickly replied that the pipeline would be a supply line for U.S. refineries and not an export pipeline. Company spokesman Shawn Howard said the vast majority of exported oilsands oil is used in gasoline, diesel fuel and other North American products. “It’s unfortunate that people like Mr. Young want to mislead people about where Canadian oil goes and the benefits it creates,� he said in an emailed statement. “It has helped him create records and CDs, allows his tour buses to run, airplanes to fly, (allows) the manufacturing of high-tech equipment and guitar picks needed to entertain his audiences.� Young is on a four-city Canadian tour to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation that lives downstream from the oilsands. The band has filed a lawsuit to try to protect its traditional territory from further industrialization. Since he kicked off the tour in Toronto on Sunday, the iconic musician has traded shots with the Prime Minister’s Office and oil executives who say Young doesn’t understand the oilsands or their economic benefit. Even fellow Canadian musician Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo called Young’s comparison of the oilsands with Hiroshima extreme. “He’s grossly exaggerating,� Cuddy told Saskatchewan-based Missinipi Broadcasting Corp. “Nobody can say that any kind of open-pit mining — whether it’s oil, shale or whatever — is beautiful,� he said. “I’m not sure this is about esthetics. It’s about clean water, clean air and economics.� However, Cuddy, who was to play a concert in Fort McMurray on Thursday night, also suggested that Young has triggered a national discussion about the oilsands that is long overdue. “You have to appreciate that Neil in his own extreme, crazy way has begun a dialogue that we have to have in this country.�


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Vatican pressed on abuse BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a UN committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims. The Vatican insisted it had little jurisdiction to sanction pedophile priests around the globe, saying it was for local law enforcement to do so. But officials conceded that more needs to be done and promised to build on progress already made to become a model for others, given the scale of the problem and the role the Holy See plays in the international community. “The Holy See gets it,� Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex crimes prosecutor, told the committee. “Let’s not say too late or not. But there are certain things that need to be done differently.� He was responding to a grilling by the UN committee over the Holy See’s failure to abide by terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which, among other things, calls for signatories to take all appropriate measures to keep children from harm. Critics allege the church enabled the rape of thousands of children by encouraging a culture of coverup to defend its reputation. Groups representing victims of clerical abuse, who have been active in civil litigation against the church, gave the UN committee hundreds of pages of documents that informed the questioning. The groups have welcomed the hearing as the first time the Vatican has had to publicly defend its record in what amounted to a courtroom cross-examination

where no limits were placed on the questioning. But Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said Thursday that the Vatican’s responses seem like “more of the same.� The scene inside the conference room at UN. headquarters in Geneva was remarkable by UN standards, with committee members themselves marveling at how such a powerful institution as the Holy See could be hauled before a relatively obscure UN human rights committee to answer uncomfortable questions before a packed audience. It also was remarkable by Vatican standards. Traditionally the Holy See has insisted that the Vatican as an institution bore little or no responsibility for the problem, blaming scandals and cases on individual priests or their bishops over whom the Vatican has no real control. While insisting on that legal separation, though, the Vatican did respond to questions about cases even where it had no jurisdiction or involvement, and on many occasions welcomed recommendations on ways to make children safer. “I’m with you when you say, ‘All these nice words will not mean anything . . . if there is not more transparency and accountability on the local level,�’ Scicluna told committee member Benyam Mezmur, an Ethiopian academic who asked what it would take for the Holy See to sanction bishops who fail to report pedophiles to police. Scicluna has been credited even by victims with helping bring the Vatican around over the past decade, overhauling its internal norms to make it easier to defrock abusers and calling for greater accountability by bishops who allowed priests to roam free. He said local criminal prosecutors must go after anyone — “whoever these people are� — who ob-

structs justice. The committee’s main human rights investigator, Sara de Jesus Oviedo Fierro, was particularly tough on the Vatican delegation, asking repeated and informed follow-up questions and refusing to let the Vatican duck the answers. Oviedo, a sociologist from Ecuador who was elected in June to serve as the committee’s vice-president, pressed the Vatican delegation on the frequent ways abusive priests were transferred rather than turned in to police. Given the church’s “zero tolerance� policy, she asked, why were there “efforts to cover up and obscure these types of cases?� Committee members repeatedly asked the Holy See to provide data about the scale of the problem, but the Vatican deferred, saying it would consider the request. They also asked what Pope Francis intends to do with a new commission announced last month to find best practices to protect children from abuse and help victims heal. In addition, the members sought information about accusations that the Vatican’s own ambassador to the Dominican Republic had sexually abused teenage boys. The UN committee is made up of independent experts — not other UN member states — and it will deliver final observations and nonbinding recommendations on Feb. 5 . The committee has no ability to sanction the Vatican for any shortcomings, but the process is aimed at encouraging, and sometimes shaming, treaty signatories into honouring their international commitments. The Holy See ratified the UN convention in 1990, and submitted a first implementation report in 1994. But it didn’t provide progress reports for nearly two decades. It only submitted one in 2012 after coming under criticism following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond.

Egyptians Authorities disrupt international pedophile ring back new constitution BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country’s new constitution backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said Thursday, despite criticism from an international monitoring group of a clampdown on free speech ahead of the election. The election official told The Associated Press that unofficial results after most of the ballots had been counted indicated that more than 90 per cent voted “yes� on the constitution. He declined to give an estimate on the final turnout and spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to journalists. The interim government is looking not only for a strong “yes� majority but also a large turnout to win undisputed legitimacy and perhaps a popular mandate for the military chief, Gen. Abdel-Fattah elSissi, to run for president later this year. An incomplete estimate published by the state news agency MENA showed a turnout of about 40 per cent in Cairo and in Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria, both higher than in the 2012 referendum on the Islamist-backed constitution. In the western border province of Masra Matrouh, which has a sizeable constituency of Islamists, turnout was the lowest, with only 20 per cent of voters showing up, in comparison to 36.5 per cent participation in 2012. In the southern province of Assiut, considered a stronghold of Islamists but with a large Christian population, participation was slightly less than in 2012, dropping from 28 per cent to 25 per cent. The Election Commission said results will be announced Saturday evening. The vote held Tuesday and Wednesday was a milestone for Egypt’s interim government, installed by the military after a July coup toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi following mass protests demanding that he step down. Many considered the vote as key to restoring stability and supporting the current government in the face of continued opposition and protests from Morsi supporters. But on Thursday, students rallied outside the campus of the University of Cairo and fought with security forces. Police fired tear gas, pushing the students back and later arrested 23, authorities said. An Interior Ministry statement said it later deployed forces to clear clashes on campus between pro- and anti-Morsi students, and that one student was shot and killed. The draft constitution is a heavily amended version of a charter written by Morsi’s Islamist allies and ratified in December 2012 with some 64 per cent of the vote but with a nationwide turnout of just over 30 per cent. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group and other Islamist groups boycotted this week’s referendum, calling it “illegitimate� and vowing to keep up protests. The country’s second-largest Islamist group, the ultraconservative Salafis, largely stayed away from the polls.




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LONDON — Child abuse investigators in Britain, the U.S. and Australia have dismantled an organized crime group that streamed live webcam footage of child sexual abuse from the Philippines for paying viewers around the world. An international investigation broke up the ring, which abused impoverished children as young as 6, Britain’s National Crime Agency said Thursday. Authorities made 29 arrests, including 11 people in the Philippines who had facilitated the crime. Some were members of the children’s families. Police describe the use of webcams to stream live child abuse — especially from developing countries — as a “significant and emerging threat.â€? “This investigation has identified some extremely dangerous child sexual offenders who believed paying for children to be abused to order was something they could get away with,â€? said Andy Baker, the deputy director of the agency’s command for child protection. “Being thousands of miles away makes no difference to their guilt. In my mind they are just as responsible for the abuse of these children as the contact abusers overseas.â€? The investigation began in 2012 after a routine police visit to Timothy Ford, a registered sex offender in Britain. Police found a number of indecent videos on his computer and contacted child abuse investigators, touching off a global investigation that identified more “customersâ€? and others involved. U.K., Australian and U.S. authorities worked together on the case with the International Justice Mission, a non-governmental group. Together, the agencies presented their data to authorities in the Philippines to identify offenders and victims. The investigation, codenamed Operation Endeavour, spanned 12 countries including France, Germany, Switzerland and Canada. Five people have been convicted in the U.K., including Ford, who was sentenced in March to 8 ½ years in prison. The agency said Ford paid to watch the live abuse and had planned to move to the Philippines to set up an Internet cafe. Ford and another man, Thomas Owen, had discussed travelling to the Philippines together. In one online chat log released by officials, Ford, who uses a wheelchair, suggested to Owen that he could

pretend to be his “carer� so they could travel to the Philippines together to avoid detection. Owen, who was found with nearly 4 million indecent images of children, was sentenced in July to seven years in prison. Authorities in the Philippines issued three search warrants in 2012, and 15 children aged between 6 and 15 were rescued and placed in the custody of social welfare services. Operation Endeavour has triggered three other investigations into the issue of live child abuse online. British authorities say those probes have identified 733 suspects internationally, but they declined to provide details because investigations are ongoing. Stephanie McCourt, of Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, which is now part of the National Crime Agency, told the BBC that pedophiles should know that the Internet isn’t a “safe place for them.� “They must also not be under the mistaken impression that this is a crime which carries no guilt because it happens on the other side of the world,� she said. “It is just as bad, just as harmful as though it was happening to the children right here in the U.K.� The arrests underscored the well-established problem of cybercrime rings victimizing children in impoverished communities. Community support to eradicate the problem is crucial because the crime often is concealed in the privacy of homes away from the attention of authorities, said Mayor Michael Rama of Cebu city in the central Philippines, a region where some of the abuses have been reported. “When you have some poverty, the availability of information and technology and the attraction for easy money, these abuses happen,� Rama told The Associated Press by telephone. “City hall can fight this but if the villages don’t get involved, what’s going to happen?� Philippines police Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa, who heads an anti-cybercrime unit, said incidents of abuse have been monitored in Cebu, Manila and Angeles city, north of the capital. Impoverished parents allow their children to be sexually abused and watched by paying foreigners via the Internet in exchange for $100 to $200, Sosa said. “We’re continuing with our operations,� Sosa said. “We’ve not eradicated this.�

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Winner of U.S. auction to hunt endangered rhino fears for his safety DALLAS — A U.S. man who paid $350,000 for the right to hunt an endangered African black rhino says he fears for his safety. Corey Knowlton says that after being revealed as the winner of a controversial Dallas Safari Club auction, he’s received death threats and has hired full-time security. He told Dallas television station KTVT that some people “are wanting to burn my house down.” The Safari Club auctioned the permit to raise money for efforts to protect the black rhino. The club says the Namibian rhino in question is older, male and nonbreeding, and that the animal was likely to be targeted for removal anyway because it was becoming aggressive. But critics of the auction say all members of an endangered species should be protected.

Trial starts for suspects in assassination of Lebanese PM LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial started Thursday for four Hezbollah suspects accused of plotting the sectarian assassination that turned a Beirut seaside street into a “man-made hell.” The trial opened against a backdrop of ongoing sectarian violence in Lebanon, where a car bomb exploded early Thursday close to the country’s border with Syria, killing at least three people and wounding more than 20, security officials said. Hariri’s son, Saad — like his late father, also a former prime minister — was in the courtroom for the start of the trial along with family members of other victims of the Feb. 14, 2005, blast. He did not immediately comment on the case. But the suspects themselves were absent as they have not been arrested. Shiite group Hezbollah denies involvement in the murder and the group’s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, has denounced the court as a conspiracy by his archenemies — the U.S. and Israel. Presiding Judge David Re says prosecutors will call hundreds of witnesses in a trial likely to take months. Beginning an opening statement expected to last into Friday, Prosecutor Norman Farrell told the court “the people of Lebanon have the right to have this trial, hear the evidence and seek the truth.”

Killer’s execution botched? CONDEMNED MAN TAKES 15 MINUTES TO DIE AFTER RECEIVING EXPERIMENTAL DRUG COMBO BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A condemned killer appeared to gasp several times and took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S. Dennis McGuire was still for almost five minutes, then emitted a loud snort, as if snoring, and continued to make that sound over the next several minutes. He opened and shut his mouth several times without making a sound as his stomach rose and fell. “Oh my God,” his Dennis McGuire daughter, Amber McGuire, said as she observed her father’s final moments. His adult children sobbed in a witness room as they watched him die. In trying to stop his execution, McGuire’s lawyers had argued that he was at substantial risk of a medical phenomenon known

as air hunger, which would cause him to experience terror as he strains to catch his breath. McGuire, 53, was sentenced to die for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of a young pregnant woman, Joy Stewart. He acknowledged that he was responsible in a letter to Gov. John Kasich last month. Ohio’s never-tried lethal injection method was adopted after the maker of the state’s previous drug put it off limits for capital punishment. Some states that still carry out executions have struggled to find drug supplies for lethal injections after companies refused to supply the drugs for that purpose. Federal public defender Allen Bohnert called McGuire’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment by the state of Ohio.” Capital punishment continues to be a much-debated subject in the United States. In all, 39 executions were carried out last year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. “I’m going to heaven, I’ll see you there when you come,” McGuire said shortly before his execution. He opened and shut his left hand several times before the drugs took effect, appearing to wave to his children. Executions with the former method were typically much shorter and did not cause

the kind of sounds McGuire uttered. The execution is certain to launch a new round of federal lawsuits over Ohio’s injection procedure. The state has five more executions scheduled this year, with the next one to come on Feb. 19. What was particularly unusual Thursday was the five minutes or so that McGuire lay motionless on the gurney after the drugs began flowing, followed by a sudden snort and then more than 10 minutes of irregular breathing and gasping. Normally, movement comes at the beginning and is followed by inactivity. State attorneys had disputed claims that McGuire would experience terror as he was put to death with the new method. A lawyer for the state had argued that although the U.S. Constitution bans executions that constitute cruel and unusual punishment, that doesn’t mean procedures are entirely comfortable. “You’re not entitled to a pain-free execution,” Thomas Madden told a federal judge. The judge sided with the state but acknowledged the new method was an experiment. Ohio officials used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, to put McGuire to death.

Questions swirl around fate of Argentina’s president BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A puzzling silence has descended around Argentine President Cristina Fernandez. As of Thursday, it had been 37 days since she last spoke in public. And she hadn’t posted any messages to Twitter since Dec. 13, when she fired off a typical volley of 20

tweets. That has been feeding speculation in Argentina about her health in the wake of surgery on her head in October, and questions about who is running the country. “She’s decided to stay away from her duties in power,” opposition Sen. Gabriela Michetti told the DyN news agency. “She’s suffering from fragility and weakness,” Michetti said. “Maybe she’s still de-

termining the course, but for a while she’s been uncomfortable in her role as president.” Members of Fernandez’s administration dismiss the questions, saying she’s busy at work. Defence Minister Agustin Rossi said Thursday that opposition criticism makes him “laugh hard” because “the president is totally in command.”

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Queens clobber Griffins BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 6 Griffins 0 There hasn’t been a time this season when RDC Queens head coach Bob Rutz doubted his team’s ability to win in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League. “I’ve said since Day 1 we have the team to win it all,� he said. If their play Thursday is any indication Rutz is exactly right as the Queens showed how much talent they do possess in a 6-0 victory over the firstplace Grant MacEwan University Griffins at the Arena. “That didn’t surprise me,� added Rutz. “We’ve shown some of that many times this season. It’s a matter of how hard we want to work and how hard we battle. It’s always a choice and tonight we decided to do it for 60 minutes. This was as close to a 60 minute effort as I’ve seen all season and that’s a first-place team we beat out there tonight. “This wasn’t a fluke . . . that’s the way we can play every game if we want to.� Despite holding a definite edge in play in the first period, it wasn’t until 19:15 that Jayna Kitchen shovelled in a loose puck during a scramble against Griffins netminder Morgan Glover. “We were waiting for that first one,� said Rutz. “But we were playing well and the big difference from other games was we were playing with passion.� Queens veteran winger, Jade Petrie agreed. “Everyone decided tonight to give it 100 per cent and play with passion, which really helped us out,� she said. “Our defence really killed it tonight as well. They played

well in our zone and were getting their shots through on goal. Plus that first goal was nice.� Petrie and her linemates of Ashley Graf and Emily Lougheed dominated the game. The trio played together as a line with the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs major midget team, and the chemistry was evident. “We can read each other, which makes it easy,� said Petrie, who finished with a goal and three assists. Lougheed scored once and added two assists and Graf had one helper. Third-year defenceman Casey Nicholson scored twice, giving her six on the season, with Rachael Hoppins completing the scoring. Nicholson and both have 11 points and are tied for second in league scoring. The Queens biggest problem all season was their inability to score consistently. “We usually have so many chances, but finally we started going top shelf and they were going in,� said Petrie, who had one of the best assists on the evening when she battled for the puck behind the GMU net and slipped it into the slot to Lougheed who beat Glover high to her glove side. “I love setting up my teammates, it’s as good as scoring a goal,� said Petrie. The only slight setback for the Queens came in the third period when Rutz called a time out to settle everyone down. “I know it was 5-0 at the time, but we startled panicking with the puck a bit and I didn’t want us to get into any bad habits. We called time out and calmed everyone down and they went back to work.� Rutz also cut his lines down, going mainly with three lines.

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Red Deer College Queen Emily Lougheed, right, and Grant MacEwan Griffin Michaela Case chase down a loose puck during first period action at the Arena Thursday. “We just wanted to get everyone involved more frequently,� he said. Camille Trautman finished with 13 saves for her third shutout of the season. She lowered her goals-against-average to 1.23 with her save percent-

age at .949, both best in the league. The Queens upped their record to 6-7-0-0 with GMU at 8-40-1. The two meet again Saturday in Edmonton. “This was an outstanding effort, now it’s a matter of

making sure everybody keeps going,� stressed Rutz. The Queens have only two more home games remaining on their regular schedule — Jan. 30 against NAIT and Feb. 6 against SAIT.

Scrivens loses Flames continue to struggle debut as at home with loss to Jets Oilers can’t contain Wild BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Wild 4 Oilers 1 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist, Nate Prosser scored for the first time in 68 games, and the Minnesota Wild beat the newlook Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. Justin Fontaine and Jason Zucker also scored to help the Wild win for the sixth time in eight games and bounce back after getting shutout on Tuesday. Jordan Eberle scored his 15th goal for the Oilers, who haven’t won on the road in their past six tries. Edmonton spent most of the second period in the Wild’s zone, but didn’t generate many shots. When the Wild got set up on the other end, Prosser’s slap shot hit Ben Scrivens’ left glove and fluttered in to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead. It was Prosser’s first goal since Feb. 7, 2012, in Columbus. Fontaine stuffed in a rebound 2 minutes later and Zucker scored 8 seconds into the third on a give-andgo with Dany Heatley. Scrivens had 29 saves in his Oilers debut after he was acquired Wednesday in a trade from Los Angeles. Scrivens replaces Devan Dubnyk in goal, who played in 32 games for the Oilers and was traded to Nashville for centre Matt Hendricks on Wednesday. While the Oilers were incorporating new players into their lineup, the Wild carried on without several of their key players. Zach Parise (foot) and Mikko Koivu (ankle) remain out and top goalie Josh Harding hasn’t played the past eight games as he recovers from an adjustment to his multiple sclerosis treatment. Darcy Kuemper had 20 saves and improved to 3-1 since being recalled from Iowa of the AHL. He’s stopped 111 of 116 shots over that span. Edmonton — the worst defensive team in the NHL — has allowed 28 goals in its past six road games and desperately needs the gritty Hendricks to provide more toughness and Scrivens more consistency in the net.

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Jets 5 Flames 2 CALGARY — While the Winnipeg Jets have reversed their fortunes under new coach Paul Maurice, it was same old, same old Thursday night for the Calgary Flames. Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. “It’s pretty tough to generate energy when you give up the first two goals,� said Flames coach Bob Hartley. “Bad coverage right in front of our net. In the NHL, you let guys get great shots from 10, 15 feet away, you’re looking for trouble.� Considering the Flames had scored only two goals over their previous six home games, that early 2-0 deficit courtesy of Little at 5:01 and Dustin Byfuglien three minutes later seemed to take the life right out of the building, except for the pockets of vocal Jets supporters. “It’s frustrating for our fans, for sure,� admitted Flames centre Matt Stajan, who has gone 16 games without a goal and has no points in his last 12. “Every year, we take pride in wearing this jersey, especially on home ice. We’ve always had success in this building. In this recent stretch, it hasn’t been very pretty. � The Flames have been outscored 22-4 during the losing streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome, which broke the previous mark of six straight losses set in December 1998. “We can’t wait for it to turn

around. The game doesn’t work that way. It’s not just all of a sudden, you’re going to start winning. You’ve gotta make it happen,� Stajan said. Home or away, goal scoring has been a real trouble spot of late. Calgary has mustered only 12 goals in its last 11 games. They have lost nine of those games to sit 28th in the NHL, three points up on Edmonton. The last place Buffalo Sabres have climbed within six of the Flames. “I felt tonight, not to make up any excuses, but we had zero legs.� Hartley said. “In the third period, we saw a little life but in the first two periods, skating was painful. We were trying but I don’t know if it was the trip, and I even hate to mention this, but we had zero intensity, we couldn’t move.� Travelling a long distrance for a short two-game road trip, Calgary played back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday, winning in Carolina and losing in Nashville. Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg (21-23-5), which opened up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes and cruised to its second consecutive win under Maurice. “We just have to keep focusing on what we’re doing and getting better every game and having a short memory is going to be good for us,� said Trouba. “Forget about the game we just played and treat every game as a new one and be ready to play.� Maurice was hired Sunday, the same day that former Jets coach Claude Noel was fired. Winnipeg won 5-1 over Phoenix in Maurice’s debut on Monday. “He’s been really good for us,� said Scheifele. “He’s really instilled a mindset that we’re playing for each guy in the locker



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THE ICE Riley Boomgaarden joined the Rebels in 2012 as an 18-year-old defenceman Riley with size Boomand promise. gaarden A former captain of his hometown Grande Prairie midget AAA team, the six-foot-four, 225-pound rearguard appeared in 21 games with Red Deer in the 2012-13 season and was often a healthy scratch. His age worked against him this season and the 19-year-old was reassigned to the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL. To his credit, Boomgaarden has found his game in Melfort and has produced 10 points (4-6) in 31 games as an assistant captain.

WHO’S A SINNER Ryan Rehill is tied with Kamloops Blazers teammate and fellow D Sam Grist for the Ryan league lead in Rehill penalty minutes with 124. The 18-year-old from Edmonton has put up impressive numbers in 44 games this season. The six-foot-three, 213-pound rearguard has 12 points (2-10) in 44 games, along with a plus/minus rating of plus-8 for a team that is last in the Western Conference, 19 points removed from the final playoff spot.

FABULOUS FRESHMAN Medicine Hat Tigers D Tommy Vanelli is fourth in WHL rookie scoring with 33 points (11-22) in 40 games. Tommy The native of Vanelli Minnetonka, Minn., was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the last year’s NHL entry draft.

THEY SAID IT “They’re quality people, quality individuals and they fit in really well and it’s been a short time. You can Josh see already Morrissey that they are going to help our team. When you look at them, Craigers is a great two-way guy with a big body who is steady on the back end. Vally up front can put the puck in the net, plays a tough game and goes to the hard areas.” — Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Josh Morrissey, to the Prince Albert Daily Herald, in reference to Red Deer native Graeme Craig and Collin Valcourt, who were recently acquired from the Saskatoon Blades.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Not only was Rhyse Dieno back to producing at a pointper-game pace or better when he went down with a leg laceration two weeks ago, he had rediscovered another part of his game. “The point production was up, but I also think my allaround game was better,” said the 20-year-old Red Deer Rebels forward, who will return to the lineup tonight for a 7 p.m. Western Hockey League meeting with the Calgary Hitmen at the Enmax Centrium. “I was focusing on defence and the coaches were talking to me about that. I felt that I had a more complete game. Every night I was competing and playing as hard as I could.” Associate coach Jeff Truitt was in complete agreement with the native of Saskatoon, who joined the Rebels in November of 2012 and went on to lead the club in scoring with 59 points — including 27 goals — in 48 games through the remainder of the season. “I think he was playing very well at both ends of the ice before he got hurt. There was a lot of jump and determination in his game,” said Truitt. “He’s been a good soldier for us. He led our team in scoring last year and he’s found his game in the last month. Now we’re asking him to do the things we need him to do.” And that would constitute being a leading offensive player and an overall difference-maker on a team that has upgraded in the speed and talent departments with the recent additions of forward Presten Kopeck and Aspen Sterzer. The newcomers are playing on a line with captain and center Conner Bleackley, who is Dieno’s former linemate. “The challenge for Rhyse now is that we’ve got new people in here. We’ve added skill and speed to our lineup and what that does is create internal competition, and that’s good,”

said Truitt. “It makes everyone push each other a little harder and it’s no different with Rhyse. We except certain things from players, things that he can do.” With Sterzer and Kopeck looking like the real deals, Dieno can be another key piece to the puzzle as the Rebels push for a playoff berth over the final two months of the regular season. “Absolutely he can be a key guy,” said Truitt. “This is the nice part about what we’ve got now. When everyone is healthy we’re going to have options one way or the other.” Dieno, who this season has scored 14 goals and garnered 37 points in 37 games, is well aware of his place with the Rebels. “I feel like I’m a key player for this team,” he said. “I’ve been put in pretty much every situation this season compared to last year when I wasn’t on the penalty kill. This year the coaches have put a lot of trust in me and have really made my confidence grow as a player.” While he wasn’t able to play, Dieno accompanied the Rebels on their recent East Division road trip. He saw first-hand the roles that Sterzer and Kopeck played during the five-day jaunt that produced a 2-2 record. “Those guys have added speed and a little more grit,” said Dieno. “They come to play every night. You know what you’re going to get from them and I think that’s what this group needed. “The last two games really showed that. Sterzer joined the team in Moose Jaw and was an impact player for us, as he was in Swift Current. The guys have really come together the last few games and it should make for a good game tomorrow.” Dieno wasn’t 100 per cent sure who his linemates will be tonight. He skated alongside veteran Lukas Sutter and rookie Grayson Pawlenchuk in practice Wednesday and Thursday, which would indicate the trio will be a unit against the Hitmen. “Pawly can put the puck in

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Last season’s leading scorer for the Rebels, Rhyse Dieno, has had a rough start to this season but has recently found his scoring touch but has also been able to give the team more with an improved allaround game. the net, Sutter adds that grit and I like to pass the puck, so that should make for a good line,” said Dieno. “I know I’ll be ready to go tomorrow. I wasn’t out that long but when you go on a road trip and watch games it seems like a long time. I’m definitely ready to get back at it.”

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Skip Carson Dauk watches as Jeremy Weddell, left, and Clayton Boyer of Lufkin Pentagon in Red Deer play Do Right Services of Nisku in the opening draw of the 32nd Annual Olilmen’s Bonspiel at the Red Deer Pidherney Curling Centre on Thursday. The bonspiel wraps up Sunday with the finals getting underway at 1 p.m.

Goaltending hasn’t been kind to the Edmonton Oilers recently. Over the past two seasons, they’ve had six different goalies take part in games. Make it seven with the acquisition of Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings. Success or failure for Edmonton’s latest spin of goaltender roulette won’t be clear for a long time. At 20 points back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, this season is a lost cause, and with Scrivens set to be an unrestricted free agent, the moves to get him and send Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators represent another gamble. “They’re in a state of flux right now with their goaltending system,” said goalie analyst Justin Goldman. “I think there’s a ton of question marks not only currently what’s going to happen moving forward, but what is their plan for next season? What’s their plan for the next three or four years?” That remains an unknown. For now, general manager Craig MacTavish plans to spend much of the final 30-plus games of the season evaluating Scrivens’ chances of being part of the long-term plan. “He’s got a shot to come in here and really establish himself in the National Hockey League,” MacTavish said Wednesday. After the Oilers gave up a third-round pick for this test run, Scrivens figures to have the inside track on being in the mix in 2014-15. The free-agent market could strong if goalies like Ryan Miller, Brian Elliott, Jaroslav Halak and Jonas Hiller test the waters, and a trade is an option, but that could cost Edmonton either significantly more money or another asset. Internal options aren’t really available, unless Ilya Bryzgalov — also a free agent this summer — experiences something of a renaissance in concert or competition with Scrivens or Richard Bachman plays far beyond his current NHL experience. Goldman pointed to Laurent Brossoit, whom the Oilers got from the Calgary Flames as part of the Ladislav Smid trade, as the one potential future No. 1 goaltender in the pipeline. “I think he’s a tremendous prospect,” Goldman said. “He’s not ready. In a couple of years, yeah, he absolutely could be, and he’s got a proven track record in terms of the stats that he’s posted in the WHL and some of the accolades that he’s been able to notch in his belt there.” With the 20-year-old Brossoit still a ways away, the immediate spotlight is on Scrivens, who, in MacTavish’s words, “caught everybody’s attention” with strong play for the Kings in the absence of Jonathan Quick. Scrivens went 7-5-4 with a 1.97-goals-against average and .931 save percentage in 19 appearances. But Scrivens is going from a Kings team with the best goals-against average in the league at 1.98 a game to an Oilers team with the worst at 3.51. Some of that can be blamed on Dubnyk, Bryzgalov and Jason LaBarbera, but team defence has been a problem in Edmonton. “I think it’s really tough to play behind that Oilers team,” Goldman said. “Going from L.A. to Edmonton is drastic, drastic adjustment. It’s going to be a big change, and it’s really going to test him physically speaking and mentally speaking, as well.” Scrivens shied away from addressing the concern about playing for a team that has given up an NHLworst 174 goals already this season. “My concern isn’t to analyze what guys are doing or what guys have done in the past,” Scrivens told Edmonton radio station AM 630. “My job’s to come in and try and stop as many pucks as I can.” Perhaps Scrivens’ experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs will help. In 16 starts last season, Scrivens faced 32 or more shots nine times. “The fact that he did go through that in Toronto does prepare him for what he may see in Edmonton,” Goldman said. “But every organization brings different obstacles and different chemistry.” Goldman credited goaltending coach Frederic Chabot and assistant Sylvain Rodrigue for making the most out of some limited talent. He expects them to stress patience with Scrivens and preach containment so he can make more post-to-post saves and stop scoring chances down low. If that works, Scrivens could be looking at a sizable raise from the US$550,000 he’s making this season and potentially a long-term deal. The 27-year-old said he’ll leave that up to management and his agent to worry about and control what he can in practice and games.

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RDC VOLLEYBALL BY ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Vikings 1 CAMROSE — The RDC Kings finally lost a set. The No. 1 team in the country lost the second set of their Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League match against the University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings 20-25, but that was the only setback as they won the other three sets 25-22, 25-14, 25-20. “It was good to lose one, especially with the way we responded in the third set,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha. “Overall it was a good match. There was some high quality volleyball on both sides.” Schulha admitted he was a bit nervous before the game, especially with former King Jordan Gardiner starting in the middle for the Vikings. “I didn’t know how the guys may respond being up against Jordan, but they kept their focus.” They also kept their focus despite a noisy and anti-Red Deer atmosphere. “It was a good atmosphere,” said Schulha. “Their men’s basketball team came out and got on us a bit, but again the

Scouting report Rebels vs. Calgary Hitmen Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium The Hitmen are 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games and occupy top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 29-10-23 record . . . Calgary boasts impressive balance up front. Leading scorer C Greg Chase sits 18th in the WHL points race with 49 (25g,24a). Next in line — with 30 points or more — are C Brady Brassart (19-24-43), LW

guys were good and responded well.” Setter Sam Brisbane was the RDC player of the match with a kill, two aces, nine digs and a stuff block. Tim Finnigan had 18 kills. The Kings are 11-0 on the season and 33-1 in sets. Queens 3 Vikings 1 The Queens ran their record to 13-0 with a 19-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 victory over the Vikings. “They play a different style in terms of blocking and defence and we didn’t adapt as quickly as we hoped,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “We talked about trusting ourselves in terms of handling a different look, but we had a lull in the middle of that first set and didn’t come back. But we found ourselves after that set and played well. “Now we hope to play even better on Saturday.” RDC hosts the Vikings Saturday with the women getting underway at 6 p.m. with the men to follow. Brooke Sutter was the Queens player of the match with nine kills and 22 digs and Maddi Quinn had 27 digs. Amber Adolf 13 had kills, Alex Donaghy 10 Karissa Kuhr eight, Megan Schmidt six and Miranda Dawe five. Jake Virtanen (26-16-42), LW Connor Rankin (13-21-34), D Kenton Helgesen (6-28-34) and RW Pavel Padakin (1614-30) . . . Virtanen played in Wednesday’s CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary, as did Hitmen teammate D Ben Thomas . . . Rankin, C Mike Winther and C Adam Tambellini, who has five points (1-4) in three games with his new club, have been added to the Hitmen roster over the last three weeks . . . Chris Driedger is third among WHL netminders in both goals-against average (2.30) and save percentage (.926). Injuries: Calgary — LW Radel Fazleev (upper body, day-to-day), D Jaynen Rissling (lower body, day-today), C Mike Winther (upper body, day-to-day). Red Deer — RW Brooks Maxwell (upper body, week-to-week), LW Vukie Mpofu (lower body, indefinite). Special teams: Calgary — Power play 19.5 per cent, 17th overall; penalty kill 82.5 per cent, fifth. Red Deer — Power play 19.2 per cent, 18th overall; penalty kill 81 per cent, eighth.

MEN’S BASKETBALL The Vikings got 23 points from Nathan Klosse and 13 from Mike Gilham in downing Gord Scott Nissan in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play. Thomas Bennett had 16 points and Darren Andrews 15 for

Gord Scott. ● Wells Furniture downed the Sheraton Lakers 70-57 Thursday night. Wells was led by Dave McComish who scored 20 points while Jeff Diep scored 15 for the lakewrs in a losing cause.

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side shooting and intense man-to-man defence. Kiera Fujimoto led the Raiders with 13 points while Kaylee Domoney added 12 and Kristen Demale 11. Kristen Loney led the Lightning with 17 points. The Raiders also won the boys’ contest 67-51.

Chris Del Bosco entered this week’s World Cup skicross competitions in France knowing that a podium appearance would probably lock up a spot on the Canadian team for the Winter Olympics. He won gold Thursday in a weather-hampered event at Val Thorens, but he likely needs to do more to book his ticket to Sochi. The race was halted due to high winds and Del Bosco was given the victory based on his qualification results and win in his first heat. However, he’ll need to return to the podium Friday to really strengthen his chances for inclusion on the Sochi roster. “I definitely felt like I could have kept going, it was kind of frustrating because you want to win by winning the final but it was out of my control,” Del Bosco said in a release. “There’s not really any more I could have done. “It was getting down to crunch time and I knew what I needed to do. I needed to podium. Sochi qualification is kind of a grey area. I don’t really know how that works — I’m going to just regroup here and get ready to give ’er again tomorrow.” The second of back-toback World Cup events will be held Friday at the same venue.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Lindsay Thurber Raiders continued their winning ways in the Central Alberta High School Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball League with a 69-38 win over the Hunting Hills Lightning Wednesday. The Raiders broke open a tight battle in the third quarter with strong out-

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Swift Current 45 23 16 1 5 150 131 Regina 45 23 17 3 2 153 165 Brandon 44 23 17 4 0 167 160 Prince Albert 43 22 19 2 0 148 145 Moose Jaw 44 13 25 3 3 118 168 Saskatoon 47 12 31 1 3 134 194

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CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA 44 29 10 2 3 166 115 43 29 13 0 1 171 112 43 25 15 3 0 144 123 46 22 20 2 2 137 142 44 22 20 0 2 132 135 47 9 33 2 3 119 212

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U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 45 28 12 2 3 193 153 61 Seattle 45 26 14 2 3 157 167 57 Spokane 43 26 13 2 2 155 126 56 Everett 44 24 13 6 1 134 119 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 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. Saturday’s games Edmonton at Prince George, 2:30 p.m. Kootenay at Swift Current, 6 p.m. Regina at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Brandon at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Lethbridge at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Calgary at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Moose Jaw at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Kelowna at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Spokane at Portland, 4:30 p.m. Swift Current at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Tri-City, 6:05 p.m. NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OT GF Boston 47 30 15 2 136 Tampa Bay 48 28 15 5 137 Montreal 48 27 16 5 123 Toronto 49 24 20 5 136 Ottawa 48 21 18 9 138 Detroit 47 20 17 10 118 Florida 47 18 22 7 109 Buffalo 46 13 27 6 83

GA 104 115 115 149 151 128 144 129

Pt 62 61 59 53 51 50 43 32

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT GF Pittsburgh 48 34 12 2 156 Philadelphia 48 24 19 5 128 NY Rangers 49 25 21 3 120 Washington 47 22 17 8 140 New Jersey 49 20 18 11 113 Columbus 46 22 20 4 129 Carolina 46 19 18 9 111 NY Islanders 49 19 23 7 134

GA 115 136 126 141 120 131 130 157

Pt 70 53 53 52 51 48 47 45

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Thursday’s results Nashville 4 Philadelphia 3 (SO) NY Rangers 1 Detroit 0 San Jose 3 Florida 0 NY Islanders 2 Tampa Bay 1 (SO) Montreal 5 Ottawa 4 (OT) Minnesota 4 Edmonton 1 Los Angeles 4 St. Louis 1 Boston 4 Dallas 2 Colorado 2 New Jersey 1 (SO) Winnipeg 5 Calgary 2 Phoenix 1 Vancouver 0

Canadiens 5, Senators 4 (OT) First Period 1. Montreal, Plekanec 15 (Moen, Gorges) 2:04 (sh). 2. Montreal, Pacioretty 21 (Desharnais, Markov) 14:05 (pp). 3. Montreal, Desharnais 7 (Gallagher, Emelin) 15:36. 4. Ottawa, MacArthur 17 (Karlsson, Cowen) 17:13. 5. Ottawa, Karlsson 11 (Spezza, Cowen) 18:25. Penalties — Diaz Mtl (cross-checking) 1:35, Stone Ott (tripping) 12:58. Second Period 6. Ottawa, Ryan 19 (Greening) 17:16. 7. Ottawa, Turris 14 (MacArthur, Karlsson) 18:40. Penalties — None. Third Period 8. Montreal, Plekanec 16 (Gionta, Gorges) 11:02. Penalties — None. Overtime 9. Montreal, Subban 8 (unassisted) :23. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Montreal 7 10 5 1 — 23 Ottawa 19 19 6 0 — 44 Goal — Montreal: Price (W, 22-12-4); Ottawa: Anderson (LO, 15-9-6). Power plays (goal-chances)Montreal: 1-1; Ottawa: 0-1.

Friday’s games Washington at Columbus, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 6 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 43 36 5 0 2 187 106 Victoria 46 29 15 0 2 138 110 Vancouver 45 22 15 5 3 153 153 Prince George 46 17 23 2 4 144 184 Kamloops 44 10 29 2 3 114 181

Western Conference Central Division GP W L OT GF 49 30 8 11 177 46 32 9 5 164 47 30 12 5 137 50 26 19 5 122 47 21 19 7 134 49 21 21 7 117 49 21 23 5 138

NY Islanders 10 13 3 4 — 30 Tampa Bay 12 8 8 2 — 30 Goal — NY Islanders: Poulin (W, 10-13-0); Tampa Bay: Bishop (LO, 23-5-4). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Islanders: 1-4; Tampa Bay: 1-3.

Wednesday’s results Toronto 4 Buffalo 3 (SO) Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3 Anaheim 9 Vancouver 1

GA 135 104 118 123 145 146 148

Pt 71 69 65 57 49 49 47

Pacific Division GP W L OT GF GA Pt Anaheim 49 36 8 5 170 120 77 San Jose 48 30 12 6 153 117 66 Los Angeles 48 29 14 5 124 97 63 Vancouver 49 24 16 9 124 125 57 Phoenix 47 22 16 9 136 143 53 Calgary 48 16 26 6 107 153 38 Edmonton 50 15 30 5 129 178 35 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Saturday’s games San Jose at Tampa Bay, noon NY Rangers at Ottawa, noon Edmonton at Winnipeg, noon Los Angeles at Detroit, 5 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 5 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 5 p.m. NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 6 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Thursday’s summaries Jets 5, Flames 2 First Period 1. Winnipeg, Little 16 (Frolik, Ladd) 5:01. 2. Winnipeg, Byfuglien 11 (Jokinen, Thorburn) 8:11. Penalties — McGrattan Cgy (fighting) 4:38, Peluso Wpg (fighting) 4:38, Bogosian Wpg (slashing) 9:19, Colborne Cgy (holding) 16:31. Second Period 3. Winnipeg, Scheifele 8 (Wheeler, Thorburn) 9:09. 4. Winnipeg, Jokinen 13 (Ladd, Little) 17:31 (pp). Penalties — Pardy Wpg (interference) 5:43, McGrattan Cgy (roughing) 9:41, Bouma Cgy (tripping) 17:05. Third Period 5. Calgary, Giordano 6 (Byron, Stempniak) :40. 6. Winnipeg, Trouba 5 (Wheeler, Scheifele) 2:57. 7. Calgary, Bouma 3 (Wideman) 11:59. Penalties — Jokinen Wpg (cross-checking) 1:36, Wideman Cgy (interference) 2:25, Smid Cgy (holding) 15:58. Shots on goal Winnipeg 10 6 7 — 23 Calgary 8 3 11 — 22 Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (W, 13-19-4); Calgary: Berra (L, 5-14-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Winnipeg: 1-5; Calgary: 0-3. Wild 4, Oilers 1 First Period 1. Minnesota, Pominville 19 (Granlund, Scandella) 10:36. Penalties — Belov Edm (interference) 2:23, Cooke Minn (goaltender interference) 4:37, Perron Edm (holding) 5:49, Brodziak Minn (hooking) 5:49, Veilleux Minn (fighting) 12:14, Jones Edm (fighting) 12:14. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Eberle 15 (unassisted) 2:36. 3. Minnesota, Prosser 1 (Pominville) 16:45. 4. Minnesota, Fontaine 12 (Brodziak, Cooke) 18:57. Penalties — Haula Minn (hooking) 6:05. Third Period 5. Minnesota, Zucker 4 (Heatley, Coyle) :08. Penalties — Perron Edm (holding) 1:58, Brodziak Minn (hooking) 4:45, Marincin Edm (tripping) 10:01, Haula Minn (high-sticking) 19:42. Shots on goal Edmonton 9 7 5 — 21 Minnesota 7 15 11 — 33 Goal — Edmonton: Scrivens (L, 7-6-4); Minnesota: Kuemper (W, 3-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Edmonton: 0-4; Minnesota: 0-3. Islanders 2, Lightning 1 (SO) First Period 1. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 21 (Filppula, Johnson) 5:45 (pp). Penalties — Strait NYI (delay of game) 5:03, Palat TB (holding) 7:25, Okposo NYI (tripping) 13:50, Hedman TB (high-sticking) 18:24. Second Period 2. NY Islanders, Vanek 17 (Nielsen, Tavares) 18:22 (pp). Penalties — McDonald NYI (fighting) 8:52, Brewer TB (fighting) 8:52, MacDonald NYI (hooking) 12:56, Purcell TB (interference) 13:38, Hedman TB (highsticking) 18:17. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — NY Islanders wins 1-0 NY Islanders : Nielsen goal, Vanek miss. Tampa Bay : Filppula miss, Kucherov miss, Hedman miss. Shots on goal

Predators 4, Flyers 3 (SO) First Period 1. Philadelphia, Schenn 13 (Simmonds, Meszaros) 1:26. 2. Nashville, Nystrom 7 (Bourque, Weber) 10:57. 3. Nashville, Legwand 8 (Fisher, Weber) 16:35 (pp). Penalties — Giroux Pha (tripping) 14:30, Timonen Pha (boarding) 15:12. Second Period 4. Philadelphia, Meszaros 2 (Simmonds, Streit) 19:55. Penalties — Legwand Nash (tripping) 7:08, Stalberg Nash (hooking) 13:44, Read Pha (hooking) 16:09. Third Period 5. Nashville, Weber 12 (Legwand, Josi) 5:10 (pp). 6. Philadelphia, Simmonds 16 (Hartnell, Timonen) 18:36 (pp). Penalties — Grossmann Pha (high-sticking) 3:27, Spaling Nash (tripping) 11:30, Fisher Nash (slashing) 16:56. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — Nashville wins 3-2 Nashville : Smith miss, Legwand miss, Jones miss, Bourque miss, Cullen goal, Ellis goal, Josi goal. Philadelphia : Lecavalier miss, Giroux miss, Raffl miss, Read miss, Schenn goal, Couturier goal, Simmonds miss. Shots on goal Nashville 10 14 11 2 — 37 Philadelphia 12 8 7 3 — 30 Goal — Nashville: Hutton (W, 9-7-2); Philadelphia: Mason (LO, 19-11-5). Power plays (goal-chances)Nashville: 2-5; Philadelphia: 1-4. Rangers 1, Red Wings 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Stepan NYR (hooking) 6:48, Kreider NYR (tripping) 12:11. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kronwall Det (hooking) 0:21, DeKeyser Det (hooking) 14:43. Third Period 1. NY Rangers, Zuccarello 12 (Brassard, Pouliot) 14:02. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Detroit 15 10 13 — 38 NY Rangers 18 17 13 — 48 Goal — Detroit: Howard (L, 8-11-8); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (W, 16-17-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Detroit: 0-2; NY Rangers: 0-2. Sharks 3, Panthers 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Barkov Fla (interference) 10:55, Goc Fla (high-sticking) 11:26, Wingels SJ (Illegal Check to Head Minor) 13:53. Second Period 1. San Jose, Thornton 6 (Burns, Pavelski) 19:09. Penalties — Stuart SJ (cross-checking) 4:44, Kearns SJ (high-sticking) 9:12, Upshall Fla (highsticking) 10:57, Upshall Fla (hooking) 13:44. Third Period 2. San Jose, Nieto 3 (Kennedy, Marleau) 4:44. 3. San Jose, Pavelski 22 (Burns, Stuart) 11:46. Penalties — None. Shots on goal San Jose 21 7 11 — 39 Florida 8 11 5 — 24 Goal — San Jose: Stalock (W, 6-2-0); Florida: Thomas (L, 12-12-3). Power plays (goal-chances)San Jose: 0-4; Florida: 0-3.

First Period 1. Los Angeles, Muzzin 3 (Fraser, Nolan) 2:31. Penalties — Regehr LA (fighting) 1:20, Jackman StL (fighting) 1:20, Pietrangelo StL (high-sticking) 4:22, Stoll LA (holding) 7:17, Oshie StL (interference) 10:03. Second Period 2. St. Louis, Oshie 11 (unassisted) 5:55 (evenpenalty-shot). Penalties — Jaskin StL (holding) 1:06, Backes StL (holding) 10:37, Richards LA (diving) 10:37, Morrow StL (cross-checking) 14:02, Reaves StL (roughing) 20:00. Third Period 3. Los Angeles, Lewis 1 (Voynov, Quick) 2:04. 4. Los Angeles, Lewis 2 (Doughty, Stoll) 4:21 (sh). 5. Los Angeles, Carter 17 (Kopitar, Voynov) 19:04 (en). Penalties — Carter LA (hooking) 4:11, Mitchell LA (closing hand on puck) 6:21, Muzzin LA (roughing) 17:36, Tarasenko StL (roughing) 17:36, Fraser LA (holding) 19:28, Muzzin LA (roughing) 19:54, Sobotka StL (roughing) 19:54, Stewart StL (slashing) 19:54, Stewart StL (misconduct) 19:54. Shots on goal Los Angeles 10 7 14 — 31 St. Louis 8 5 16 — 29 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 14-6-1); St. Louis: Halak (L, 19-7-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 0-5; St. Louis: 0-4. Bruins 4, Stars 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Horcoff Dal (hooking) 3:31, Krug Bos (holding) 13:40, Fiddler Dal (roughing) 18:09, McQuaid Bos (roughing) 18:09, Chara Bos (roughing) 18:09, Bos Bench (too many men) 19:24. Second Period 1. Boston, Krejci 10 (Lucic) 19:56. Penalties — Horcoff Dal (roughing) 9:55, McQuaid Bos (roughing) 9:55, Boychuk Bos (delay of game) 13:52. Third Period 2. Dallas, Cole 13 (Seguin, Goligoski) 1:18 (pp). 3. Boston, Marchand 12 (Bergeron) 3:18. 4. Boston, Lucic 13 (Krejci, Krug) 15:46 (pp). 5. Dallas, Benn 17 (Seguin, Connauton) 18:49. 6. Boston, Bergeron 12 (Campbell, Smith) 19:44 (en). Penalties — Krug Bos (tripping) 0:39, Goligoski Dal (interference) 6:05, McQuaid Bos (interference) 12:27, Whitney Dal (hooking) 14:32, Connauton Dal (tripping) 16:33. Shots on goal Boston 6 18 17 — 41 Dallas 11 12 11 — 34 Goal — Boston: Johnson (W, 7-3-0); Dallas: Lehtonen (L, 17-13-7). Power plays (goal-chances)Boston: 1-4; Dallas: 1-6. Avalanche 2, Devils 1 (SO) First Period 1. Colorado, O’Reilly 18 (Bordeleau, Malone) 8:55. Penalties — Elias NJ (tripping) 12:20. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Cliche Col (tripping) 10:03, Gelinas NJ (tripping) 11:27, Loktionov NJ (slashing) 14:42. Third Period 2. New Jersey, Boucher 2 (Loktionov, Merrill) 8:59. Penalties — Wilson Col (cross-checking) 2:51. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — Colorado wins 2-0 New Jersey : Elias miss, Henrique miss. Colorado : Duchene goal, MacKinnon miss, O’Reilly goal. Shots on goal New Jersey 9 2 18 5 — 34 Colorado 10 13 10 5 — 38 Goal — New Jersey: Schneider (LO, 7-9-7); Colorado: Varlamov (W, 23-8-5). Power plays (goal-chances)New Jersey: 0-2; Colorado: 0-3. Coyotes 1, Canucks 0 First Period 1. Phoenix, Vermette 13 (Yandle, Ekman-Larsson) 12:51 (pp). Penalties — Bieksa Vcr (interference) 1:03, Chipchura Phx (interference) 3:56, Stone Phx (hooking) 7:30, Garrison Vcr (holding) 11:52, Hanzal Phx (slashing) 18:23, Sedin Vcr (tripping) 19:03, Korpikoski Phx (cross-checking) 19:03. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hanzal Phx (tripping) 4:05, Weise Vcr (boarding) 5:13, Vcr Bench (too many men) 7:36, Ribeiro Phx (hooking) 8:15, Hamhuis Vcr (slashing) 8:15, Edler Vcr (tripping) 19:12. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Ribeiro Phx (slashing) 1:20, Bieksa Vcr (diving) 1:20, Kassian Vcr (hooking) 8:27, Ekman-Larsson Phx (diving) 8:27, Schlemko Phx (interference) 9:57, Sedin Vcr (hooking) 13:10, Hanzal Phx (high-sticking) 15:55. Shots on goal Vancouver 10 9 9 — 28 Phoenix 11 8 4 — 23 Goal — Vancouver: Lack (L, 8-6-3); Phoenix: Smith (W, 16-13-8). Power plays (goal-chances)Vancouver: 0-7; Phoenix: 1-6.

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National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 19 18 .514 — Brooklyn 16 22 .421 3 New York 15 24 .385 5 Boston 14 26 .350 6 Philadelphia 13 25 .342 6 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 11 .711 — Atlanta 20 19 .513 7 Washington 18 19 .486 8 Charlotte 16 24 .400 12 Orlando 10 29 .256 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 31 7 .816 — Chicago 18 19 .486 12 Detroit 16 22 .421 15 Cleveland 14 25 .359 17

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 8 .795 — Houston 26 15 .634 6 Dallas 23 17 .575 8 Memphis 19 19 .500 11 New Orleans 15 23 .395 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 29 9 .763 — Oklahoma City 29 10 .744 1/2 Denver 20 18 .526 9 Minnesota 18 20 .474 11 Utah 13 27 .325 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 27 13 .675 — Golden State 25 15 .625 2 Phoenix 22 16 .579 4 Sacramento 14 23 .378 11

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Wednesday’s Games Chicago 128, Orlando 125,3OT Philadelphia 95, Charlotte 92 Washington 114, Miami 97 Boston 88, Toronto 83 Sacramento 111, Minnesota 108 Memphis 82, Milwaukee 77 Houston 103, New Orleans 100 San Antonio 109, Utah 105 Phoenix 121, L.A. Lakers 114 Portland 108, Cleveland 96 Denver 123, Golden State 116 L.A. Clippers 129, Dallas 127 Thursday’s Games Brooklyn 127, Atlanta 110 Indiana 117, New York 89 Oklahoma City 104, Houston 92


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

Friday’s Games Charlotte at Orlando,5 p.m.

Tennis Australian Open Friday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $29.72 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Eugenie Bouchard (30), Canada, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova (22), Russia, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Li Na (4), China, def. Lucie Safarova (26), Czech Republic, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Singles Men Third Round Stanislas Wawrinka (8), Switzerland, def. Vasek Pospisil (28), Canada, walkover. Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Jerzy Janowicz (20), Poland, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. David Ferrer (3), Spain, def. Jeremy Chardy (29), France, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Doubles Men First Round Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, and Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, def. Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich, Germany, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Daniele Bracciali, Italy, and Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, def. Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3. Leander Paes, India, and Radek Stepanek (5), Czech Republic, def. Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-1. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (4), Brazil, def. Chris Guccione and Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Second Round Yuki Bhambri, India, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia

Women Third Round Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Daniela Hantuchova (31), Slovakia, 6-3, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (9), Germany, def. Alison Riske, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Flavia Pennetta (28), Italy, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 6-1, 7-5.

Tecau (10), Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut (13), France, def. Philipp Oswald, Austria, and Simon Stadler, Germany, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2). Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, def. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (6), Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Women First Round Timea Babos, Hungary, and Petra Martic, Croatia, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, and Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Flavia Pennetta (12), Italy, def. Aleksandrina Naydenova, Bulgaria, and Teliana Pereira, Brazil, 6-1, 6-2. Madison Keys and Alison Riske, United States, def. Han Xinyun, China, and Miki Miyamura, Japan, 6-2, 7-5. Julia Goerges, Germany, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (14), Czech Republic, def. Naiktha Bains and Olivia Tjandramulia, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, and Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Anastasia Rodionova (9), Australia, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Second Round Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik (4), Slovenia, def. Katarzyna Piter and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears (8), United States, def. Garbine Muguruza and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (1), Italy, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-1, 6-1. Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Liezel Huber (13), United States, def. Varvara Lepchenko, United States, and Raluca Olaru, Romania, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Shahar Peer, Israel, and Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (2), China, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. Mixed First Round Ashleigh Barty and John Peers, Australia, def. Olivia Rogowska and John-Patrick Smith, Australia, 6-3, 6-4.

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Arizona SS Antonio Alvarez and free agent RHP Daryl Thompson 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Bob Tewksbury director of player development. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Marco Gentile vice-president, corporate partnerships. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with OF Nyjer Morgan on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LGP Tim Collins on a one-year contract and RHPs Brad Penny and Guillermo Mota on minor league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES — Released OF Vernon Wells. Agreed to terms with C Francisco Cervelli on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with C John Jaso and RHP Jim Johnson on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with C John Buck on a one-year contract. Designated OF Carlos Peguero for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP David Price on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Chris Getz on a minor league contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with OF Chris Heisey on a one-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Wilton Lopez on a one-year contract and C Michael McKenry on a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Henry Rodriguez on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with 1B Ike Davis on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Kendrick on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Orlando G Jameer Nelson $15,000 for making an obscene gesture and Phoenix C Alex Len for a Flagrant Foul 2 during Wednesday’s games. Suspended L.A. Lakers G Nick Young one game for throwing a punch during Wednesday’s game. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Signed G Royal Ivey to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB JoJo Dickson to a reserve/future contract. BUFFALO BILLS — Named Jeff Hafley defensive assistant coach. Signed WRs Ramses Barden and Chris Summers, S Jajuan Harley and LBs Willie Jefferson and Nathan Williams to reserve/future contracts. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Promoted linebackers coach Paul Guenther to defensive co-ordinator. NEW YORK JETS — Signed coach Rex Ryan to a contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Retained linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris and defensive line coach Jacob Burney. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Re-signed DB Jamar Wall. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Resigned WR Taj Smith. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES — Announced the retire-

ment of F Steve Begin. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled D Dalton Prout from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Linden Vey from Manchester (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated Fs Patrik Elias and Jacob Josefson from injured reserve. Assigned F Mike Sislo to Albany (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Placed F Evander Kane on injured reserve, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled F Carl Klingberg from St. John’s (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Returned F Peter Boyd to South Carolina (ECHL). MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Recalled G Mathias Niederberger from Ontario (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Called up F Scott Campbell from South Carolina (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled D Josh McFadden from Cincinnati (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Released F Broc Little. ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Signed G Kevin McFarland.


● 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; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Playoffs Sunday New England at DENVER 4.5 55 San Francisco at SEATTLE 3.5 39

Golf PGA-Humana Challenge Thursday p-PGA West, Palmer Course; 6,950 yards, par 72 (36-36) n-PGA West, Nicklaus Course; 6,924 yards, par 72 (36-36) q-La Quinta Country Club; 7,060 yards, par 72 (36-36) La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $5.7 million First Round Patrick Reed 32-31 — 63p Ryan Palmer 35-29 — 64p Justin Hicks 32-32 — 64n Daniel Summerhays 30-34 — 64n Charley Hoffman 33-31 — 64q Charlie Wi 34-31 — 65p Zach Johnson 32-33 — 65q Matt Every 34-31 — 65n Russell Knox 33-32 — 65p Hudson Swafford 31-34 — 65n Bill Haas 32-33 — 65q Brendon Todd 32-33 — 65n Stuart Appleby 33-33 — 66p Justin Leonard 30-36 — 66n Matt Jones 32-34 — 66n Brett Quigley 34-32 — 66q John Merrick 34-32 — 66q Ryo Ishikawa 34-32 — 66p Kevin Kisner 31-35 — 66n Scott Brown 33-34 — 67p Brad Fritsch 32-35 — 67p Jim Herman 35-32 — 67n Heath Slocum 36-31 — 67n Will MacKenzie 34-33 — 67n Andrew Loupe 36-31 — 67p Jason Kokrak 34-33 — 67n Aaron Baddeley 34-33 — 67q Harris English 32-35 — 67q Brian Stuard 33-34 — 67q Brice Garnett 34-33 — 67p Greg Chalmers 36-32 — 68n Josh Teater 33-35 — 68n Cameron Tringale 34-34 — 68q Jonathan Byrd 35-33 — 68p Scott Stallings 36-32 — 68n Charlie Beljan 33-35 — 68q Seung-Yul Noh 36-32 — 68p Chad Collins 34-34 — 68n Michael Putnam 32-36 — 68q John Peterson 35-33 — 68q Roberto Castro 32-36 — 68p Rory Sabbatini 34-34 — 68p Rickie Fowler 33-35 — 68q David Hearn 35-33 — 68p Joe Durant 35-33 — 68p James Driscoll 36-32 — 68p Kevin Na 33-35 — 68n Abu Dhabi Championships Thursday At Abu Dhabi Golf Club Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.7 million Yardage: 7,583; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Spain 35-32 Romain Wattel, France 33-34 Matthew Baldwin, England 33-34 Paul McGinley, Ireland 33-35 George Coetzee, South Africa 36-32 Craig Lee, Scotland 32-36 Joost Luiten, Netherlands 34-34 Marc Warren, Scotland 34-34 Dawie van der Walt, South Africa 35-33 Jose-Filipe Lima, Portugal 34-34 Wade Ormsby, Australia 33-36 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 34-35 Marcel Siem, Germany 37-32 Michael Hoey, Northern Ireland 33-36 Oliver Fisher, England 34-35 Jeev Milkha Singh, India 34-35 Tyrrell Hatton, England 35-34 Steve Webster, England 34-35 Hennie Otto, South Africa 36-34 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 34-36 Peter Hanson, Sweden 34-36 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark 35-35 Luke Donald, England 32-38 Jeong Jin, South Korea 36-34 Eduardo De La Riva, Spain 36-34 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 36-34 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 36-34 Eddie Pepperell, England 36-34 Martin Kaymer, Germany 36-34 Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland 35-35 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 35-35 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 35-35 Ricardo Santos, Portugal 34-36 Damien McGrane, Ireland 35-35

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Time to get nasty as Niners face Seahawks for trip to Super Bowl NFC BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENTON, Wash. — Packers-Bears. Steelers-Browns. Cowboys vs. anybody in the NFC East. Those are long-standing NFL rivalries. Add to them 49ers-Seahawks, with a history of nastiness emanating from the college ranks for their coaches, and a hefty animosity built up in annual doubleheaders in their division. Now they meet for a spot in the Super Bowl. Are those hard feelings for real? “I think so, but it’ll always be that way when you have two good teams in the same division,” 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin said. “You play each other a couple times a year and if you’re good enough, possibly three times a year. It was the same way when I was in Baltimore playing against Pittsburgh. You respect each other as foes, but there is really a dislike.” It’s a healthy thing, really, because it makes for even more uncompromising action — on the field and on the sideline. One of these teams will emerge Sunday from ear-splitting CenturyLink Field headed for New Jersey to play for the sport’s biggest prize. The other will carry into the off-season even more loathing for this opponent. “There is no love lost; there is no love found,” said Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who will find himself lined up often against Boldin in the NFC championship game. “It’s going to be intense. It’s going to be physical. I don’t know if there are going to be handshakes after this one.” That almost goes without saying with the coaches. When 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was at Stanford — where, incidentally, Sherman played after being recruited by current Seahawks coach Pete Carroll when he was at Southern California — he ran up the score in a 2009 win at Los Angeles that prompted Carroll to ask him at game’s end: “What’s your deal.” Harbaugh’s deal has always revolved around being a hard-edged player and coach. His teams embody that attitude, and it certainly has worked in San Francisco. The 49ers are 41-131 in his three seasons in charge, are in their third straight conference title game, and back down from no one. That can make for some uncomfortable moments, whether it’s Harbaugh’s overzealous handshakes and back slaps after wins or his team playing up to (and sometimes beyond) the whistle.

McDaniels returns to try and deliver dagger to Denver AFC BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Carroll claims the acrimony between them is overblown. “For whatever reasons, you guys have had a field day with this,” Carroll told reporters Thursday. “We have not been friends over the year, we just know each other through the games. We have a very confined relationship. “I have great respect for Jim. That’s it — you guys have had a blast with it.” Carroll’s Seahawks aren’t exactly wallflowers, either. Defensively, at least, these are the NFL’s two most physical and intimidating units. That, in turn, can lead to ill will. “I don’t hate anybody,” All-Pro cornerback Sherman said. “So I don’t think (there’s) hate. But passion, definitely. There will be some passion, some dislike — some strong dislike. But there will be some intensity. It’s playoff football. “So even if we weren’t two teams that are familiar with each other ... there’s going to be a lot of intensity, a lot of chippiness, and a hard-fought game.” Where might this antipathy show most? Try whenever Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch — his nickname, “Beast Mode,” says it all about his style of play — meets up with All-Pro NaVorro Bowman and his fellow linebackers, the best group in the NFL. Or when Boldin, among the best clutch receivers in football, uses his physicality against Sherman, safety Earl Thomas, a fellow All-Pro, and the rest of the game’s top secondary. All of the matchups for Sunday are familiar to both sides, of course. And when division foes meet for the conference title — each team won at home this season — the results hardly are predictable. Since the 1970 merger, there have been 15 third meetings in conference championships, 10 in the AFC, including the Seahawks losing to Oakland when Seattle was an AFC franchise in 1983. The 49ers beat the Rams in such a meeting in 1989. In 10 of those games, the host won. What can be forecast for Sunday: hard feelings all around, even if 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis tones it down slightly. “There’s no question there’s a lot of hostility between us,” Willis said, “but at the end of the day they’re another football team. So, there’s always going to be dislikes. They’re an opponent of ours and we want to win. If we weren’t in this race right now there’d be no doubt that if they were playing against someone else, I would wish them well because it’s in our division. But it’s us playing, so there’s not going to be any like at all there.”

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto — running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists at the crowd to celebrate. “This doesn’t mean a whole lot unless you can share it with somebody,” McDaniels said that day. “Sometimes, you’re allowed to have fun.” The fun ended almost as quickly as it began. And less than five years after that big win over New England vaulted the Broncos to an unexpected 5-0 record, the name “Josh McDaniels” stirs up far more angst and anger in Denver than those of the men he beat that day, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. “I ain’t got nothing to say about him,” says Broncos defensive lineman Robert Ayers, a first-round draft pick during the two-year McDaniels era that Broncos fans would love to forget. The man who gave the Broncos a videotaping scandal and a leagueworst defence, who alienated fans and left the franchise holding the bag on the Tim Tebow experiment, returns Sunday to try to deliver another dagger to Denver. He’s now working as New England’s offensive co-ordinator and will try to devise the game plan to send the Patriots to the Super Bowl and keep his old team, the Broncos, out of it. A 33-year-old coach with a thin resume and a lot to prove, McDaniels got another victory after the New England win in 2009 to extend his tenure-opening winning streak to six games. He followed that with 17 losses over the next 22 games and got fired with four weeks left in the 2010 season. “Obviously, his time here was a little shorter than he probably hoped or expected, but that’s in the past,” said Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, a third-round pick in McDaniels’ second draft in Denver. The presence of Decker, Ayers, Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno and left guard Zane Beadles — all key cogs in the Broncos’ current success — adds a layer of complexity to the discussion about what, exactly, McDaniels left behind in Denver. Sure, he turned out to be a callow leader, not near ready to guide an NFL franchise. But he didn’t completely whiff on every choice. “He’s been vilified, but he’s a bright, young coach and you see what he’s done in going back to New England and being their offensive co-ordinator,” said John Elway, who was brought back to the Broncos to clean up the Mc-

Daniels mess. “I don’t know why it didn’t work out, other than the fact he didn’t win enough games.” But it was more than that. It was the cheating — the Broncos got caught in an embarrassing videotaping scandal that transpired while they were practicing to play the 49ers in London. It was the secrecy — he created an environment of mistrust, not only with the media, but with fans, who never felt they were getting the full story. Shortly after firing him, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen sent an apology to ticketholders: “You deserve more from this franchise than what we saw in 2010, and you have my word that I will restore the culture of winning, trust and integrity within the Broncos,” he wrote. And it was the roster — successes aside, there were also a number of mistakes: The botched handling of Jay Cutler’s ouster. (Not that all Broncos fans disagreed with the move itself.) The out-of-nowhere trade of the popular and effective Peyton Hillis. And, the move that symbolized it all — McDaniels’ decision to run counter to the opinion of every other NFL front office and use a first-round pick on Tebow, and then, just as inexplicably, to leave him wallowing on the bench. Elway hired John Fox in part because Fox had a sunshiny disposition the franchise sorely needed after 22 months of being beaten down by the man they called “McHoodie.” Fox made things work with Tebow for a year and actually coaxed the Broncos to a playoff victory. Then, they went to New England and lost 45-10 in the 2011 divisional playoffs. “It was a pretty good indicator of how far we had to get moving,” Fox said, speaking of the roster he inherited. Elway’s decision to jettison Tebow in favour of Peyton Manning made things right very quickly in Denver. Now, the story comes full circle. It will be Manning trying to decipher the Belichick defence, while McDaniels calls a Patriots offence that has shined this season, even after replacing key playmakers Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski with a far-less-accomplished group including Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount. McDaniels was not asked about his time in Denver during an interview with Patriots beat writers earlier this week, though he has never offered much when asked about it previously. Brady, who finds himself a win shy of his sixth Super Bowl in part because his offensive co-ordinator has done a masterful job getting more out of less this season, said if McDaniels is extra motivated to beat Denver, he hasn’t let on.

Pospisil withdraws, Raonic reaches third round at Aussie Open BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil withdrew from the Australian Open on Thursday due to a lingering back injury as fellow Canadian Milos Raonic reached the third round. Raonic, seeded 11th, won his match after it was interrupted by rain in the second set. He defeated Victor Hanescu of Romania 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-4 and will next face Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who defeated Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (11). Pospisil, the No. 28 seed, pulled out during a doubles match a day before his scheduled thirdround singles match against Stanisials Wawrinka of Switzerland. Pospisil, 23, and Austrian partner Julien Knowle were losing 1-2 to an Australian duo in the first round of their match when he withdrew after being told by doctors he risked compromising his season if he continued. He will return to Vancouver on Friday to start rehab in hopes of playing in the Davis Cup in Tokyo in two weeks. Pospisil called it an unfortunate and disappointing injury. “I’m really disappointed to be pulling out. It’s my first third round in a Grand Slam. I was excited to do my best and take the opportunity, but unfortunately not able to do so at this time.” “It’s nothing too serious right now, but there’s significant risk if I were to play on it that I could do some serious damage, Popisil added. “I don’t want to jeopardize the rest of my season in any way. So it was just the smart move really to pull out, and be safe with my body and try and get ready hopefully in time for Davis Cup.” Pospisil first felt the problem in a semi-final against Wawrinka this month in Chennai, India and withdrew in the second set.

He also withdrew from a tournament last week in Sydney. Pospisil bounced back on Wednesday, however, to earn a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (9), 6-1 victory over Australian Matthew Ebden. “There’s nothing that’s really wrong with it (the back) right now,” stressed Pospisil. “It’s just more preventive, I’m supposed to keep off it for a little while.” Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., began his match in the evening after tournament officials had halted play on all courts except the covered ones due to a temperature of more than 43 C on the third day of a record heat wave. Raonic, 23, is into the Melbourne third round for a

fourth consecutive year. No. 76 Hanescu had defeated Raonic in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2010 but lost their next meeting in Chennai at the start of 2012. Raonic found himself in a fight early on with Hanescu as the pair each held onto serve in a set which eventually went into a tiebreak. The Canadian saved a Romanian set point but needed three of his own to earn the set after 56 minutes. In the second set, Raonic went up an early break and was in control when the weather moved in. He returned to take the set, stayed in command in the third and posted the victory in two hours, 19 minutes with 27 aces on his fourth match point.


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Johnson on target at Humana Challenge LATE CHARGE PUTS ZACH JOHNSON TWO BACK OF LEADER PATRICK REED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LA QUINTA, Calif. — Zach Johnson asked his short-iron approach on the par-4 18th to “Do something right, baby.” It did. With just a hint of a draw, Johnson’s shot landed to the right of the right-side pin and spun to 2 feet to set up a birdie Thursday that left him two strokes behind first-round leader Patrick Reed in the Humana Challenge. Thriving on great driving, even better wedge play and putting, Johnson has three worldwide wins in his last seven starts. He began the run in the BMW Championship in September, and beat Tiger Woods in a playoff in December in the World Challenge after holing a wedge for par on the final hole of regulation. Johnson followed that with a victory two weeks ago in Kapalua. “I don’t think I’m the best,” Johnson said when asked if he’s the best wedge player. He pointed to Ryder Cup teammate Steve Stricker. “He’s the first one that comes to my mind,” Johnson said. “Phenomenal wedge player. ... But my wedges are clean. ... I’ve worked on it a lot. I’ve worked on it in a number of different ways, but the main way is really just trying to dial in yardages and trajectories.” Johnson finished with a 7-under 65, hitting all 14 fairways at La Quinta Country Club — the most-demanding driving layout in the threecourse event. He hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation and had 27 putts in his bogey-free round. “The greens over there are, I don’t even know how to explain them, it’s like carpet,” Johnson said. “I mean, they’re just so good. I don’t know what they do over there, but they look artificial. They’re like

this every year, but they’re as good as I’ve ever seen.” Johnson has 11 PGA Tour victories. Dating to his rookie season in 2004, only Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have more. “It means that I’m doing something right,” said Johnson, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 6. Reed had a 9-under 63 in perfect scoring and weather conditions. He ran off five straight birdies in the middle of his bogey-free round on PGA West’s Arnold Palmer Private Course and tied his career low. “The course is in perfect shape,” said Reed, the Wyndham Championship winner in August. “The rough isn’t very high, the fairways are perfect and the greens are rolling very true.” Reed started on the back nine and birdied Nos. 16-18 and 1-2 to get to 7-under. He added birdies on Nos. 6 and 7. “I started out a little struggling with the driver, had some lefts in it, but luckily I missed it in the right spots,” Reed said. “I was really confident with my irons, kept hitting greens and all of a sudden, 10-, 12-, 15-, 20-foot putts started going in.” With wife Justine pregnant with their first child, her brother, Kessler Karain, is subbing as Reed’s caddie. Justine has walked every hole with her husband this year and plans to rejoin him inside the ropes after the baby girl arrives. The due date is Memorial Day. “We can’t wait for that,” Reed said. “I’m excited to be a dad.” Ryan Palmer, Justin Hicks, Daniel Summerhays and Charley Hoffman shot 64. Palmer birdied his final six holes and nine of his last 12 on the Palmer course, the site of the final round Sunday.


Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on third hole during the first round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at the La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, in La Quinta, Calif. “I wasn’t making a whole lot of long putts, just hitting it close,” Palmer said. Hicks had an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey on the Jack Nicklaus Private Course. “Just trying to give myself as many opportunities as I can,” Hicks said. Hoffman, the 2007 winner, had an eagle and six birdies at La Quinta. “I love this golf course,” Hoffman said. “I think this is probably one of the better tracks we play all year when it’s said and done.” Summerhays birdied seven of his last 10 on the Nicklaus

course. “It’s fun to make birdies,” Summerhays said. “That’s one of the fun things about this tournament is that the courses are a little easier. They’re in perfect shape, which makes them almost even easier.” With a high temperature in the mid-80s and only a gentle morning breeze off the Santa Rosa Mountains, the players averaged 69.692 on the Palmer course, 69.431 on the Nicklaus layout, and 70.192 at La Quinta. Ottawa’s Brad Fritsch carded a 67 at the Palmer course. David Hearn of Brantford,

Ont., also on Palmer, had a 68. Calgary’s Stephen Ames and Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., each shot a 73 on the Palmer course. Keegan Bradley opened with a 69 at La Quinta in his first start of the year. He’s fighting a cold and struggled with his distance control and accuracy. “I’m still a little tired. Getting better every day,” said Bradley, paired with Johnson the first three days. “I’m happy with today’s round for the first round of the year.” Defending champion Brian Gay also had a 69 at La Quinta.

Mickelson has rough Behold the mighty Ducks ANAHEIM SOARS TO TOP OF NHL first round in Abu Dhabi STANDINGS WITH 18 WINS IN 19 GAMES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Phil Mickelson didn’t have much success with his new driver in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, failing to make a single birdie in a 1-over 73 to sit six shots behind the leaders. Mickelson made 17 straight pars in his first round of the year before a bogey on his last hole, joining a number of big names who struggled on the opening day. “I can’t recall the last time I had a round without a birdie,” Mickelson said. “But didn’t make a bogey there until the last.” Matthew Baldwin of England was tied for the lead with Romain Wattel of France and Rafa Cabrera-Bello after a 67. Seven players, including European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, were one shot behind. Mickelson’s playing partner Rory McIlroy carded a 70 while Henrik Stenson had four bogeys in a 74 and Sergio Garcia complained about the rough being “dangerous” after a 76. Mickelson said before the event that he was driving better than ever after getting a new driver from Callaway Golf that he said could turn one of his weaknesses into a strength. However, he only hit five of 14 fairways on the Peter Harradine-designed course.

“This first round, I was a little tentative, played a little cautious, didn’t trust my swing too much,” Mickelson said. “I haven’t been out in competition for a while but then it was good to get my feet wet.” McIlroy was upbeat after showing signs of the same form he displayed at the end of the 2013 season, which earned him the victory in last month’s Australian Open in Sydney. “I feel the benefit of ending last year well and then starting off this year with a lot of hard work, it’s sort of showed off,” McIlroy said. “Today was my first competitive round since the start of December, and I drove the ball as well as I have done in a long time.” Martin Kaymer, a three-time winner in Abu Dhabi had a costly double bogey on the 14th and also finished with a 70. Garcia said he hurt his shoulder while playing the Pro-Am on Wednesday, and said he was troubled by the thick rough — needing treatment on his 13th hole. Garcia said the rough is “very, very thick,” and that “they have cut it from green back to the tee, and by doing that the ball nestles’ down quite a bit.” “You just have to hit it so hard into the ground to get it out and when you’re not 100 per cent it doesn’t help at all,” Garcia said. “I would say that it’s dangerous and hopefully nobody else will get injured because it could happen to several guys this week.”

North America takes commanding lead after evening draw sweep CONTINENTAL CUP CURLING THE CANADIAN PRESS LAS VEGAS — A huge double takeout by Olympics-bound Brad Jacobs played a huge role in giving Team North America the lead at the Continental Cup on Thursday. Jacobs made a double takeout to blank the seventh end in his traditional team-play showdown against Team World’s Niklas Edin. And in the eighth end, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native made an open hit to score one for a 4-3 victory. Jacobs’ win was part of a clean sweep of the evening games, giving Team North America a 6-3 lead on Team World. The first team reaching 30.5 points by Sunday’s final day will win the title. “That feels great,”

said Jacobs, who will skip Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “That was my first game ever, all of our (his teammates) first games, at the Continental Cup and that was a blast.” “That was a no-risk shot,” said Jacobs of the blank attempt in the seventh end. “If we hit one of the back ones and give up a steal, it’s not the worst, coming up with hammer. It was a no-fear shot; I threw it real aggressive and it worked out perfect.” In other action, Team North America’s Rachel Homan of Ottawa was a 6-4 winner over Team World’s Margaretha Sigfridsson. Homan’s rink stole a deuce in the sixth end to turn the game around when Sigfridsson’s last-rock thrower,

Maria Prytz, couldn’t execute a hit-and-roll to score. “Just barely,” said Homan about the victory. “But that was good. My whole team played well and so did Sigfridsson’s. Pretty excited about the three-team sweep tonight.” In the other evening game, Team North America’s John Shuster hung on for a 5-3 win over Team World’s David Murdoch. Shuster, who will skip the United States in Sochi, scored two in the fourth end and never looked back. Team World won two of three traditional team games in the morning draw of curling’s version of the Ryder Cup, and Team North America won two of the three mixed doubles matches in the afternoon.

NHL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANAHEIM, Calif. — By the time the Anaheim Ducks finished with them late Wednesday night, Vancouver had a humiliating 9-1 loss and four players in the dressing room after they tried to start fights out of pure frustration. It’s an awfully tough time to face the NHL’s best team, as the beleaguered Canucks will attest once they recover from the thrashing. The Ducks reign atop the league at 36-8-5 after winning 18 of their last 19 games, including eight straight, during one of the most dominant runs in league history. It’s even tougher to visit Honda Center, where Anaheim has gone 200-2 with 10 straight wins to match the NHL’s longest season-opening home points streak in 34 years. “We know we’ve got a good team,” Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “But we also know we can’t stop proving it.” Out in sunny Southern California, thousands of miles away from hockey’s traditional spotlights, the Ducks have soared to the best start in their twodecade history — even better than in their Stanley Cup campaign in 2006-07. They’ve built a 13-point lead in the tough Pacific Division, and they even lead the defending champion Blackhawks by six points heading into their showdown in Chicago on Friday. With four quality scoring lines led by Getzlaf and Corey Perry in front of a versatile defence and Jonas Hiller’s standout goaltending, the dynamic Ducks have lost just once since Dec. 3. “It’s pretty amazing what we’ve done,” said 43-year-old Teemu Selanne, who scored two goals against the Canucks. “Everything we do is building the confidence we’re going to need down the road.” Sure, the Ducks realize their 49-game start means nothing without the playoff success that has eluded the franchise since 2007. They’re still taking quiet satisfaction in the NHL’s longest run of one-loss play since the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens won a record 20 of 21. “We’re not getting too excited about it,” coach Bruce Boudreau said. “I’ve been in this position before, and when you don’t come out with the Holy Grail, people don’t really care what happened in the regular season. Our goal is to be the best in the regular season,

and hopefully it carries on into the playoffs, and we’re the best there.” The Ducks have surpassed last season’s remarkable turnaround under Boudreau, who has built another powerhouse after four years of regularseason success in Washington. Anaheim finished second in the West last spring after missing the playoffs in 2012, but the Ducks lost to Detroit in the first round when they couldn’t overcome the playoff-tested Red Wings’ post-season grit. “I think we’re more equipped for this now,” said Perry, the NHL’s second-leading goal-scorer after getting his 26th and 27th against Vancouver. “We knew what we wanted to do this season.” Although Boudreau warns his players against reading or hearing about their success, new superlatives pop up after every victory: The Ducks have scored the most goals (166) and allowed the fewest (116) through 49 games in club history. Hiller is on a personal 14-game winning streak, matching the second-longest single-season run in NHL history. He’s helped by a defence that has been surprisingly effective despite the long-term injury absences of several expected regulars, including Sheldon Souray and Luca Sbisa. But the Ducks are at their most sublime on offence, with Getzlaf and Perry both producing spectacular play in the first year of lucrative eight-season contract extensions. Forwards Andrew Cogliano, Nick Bonino, Dustin Penner and Mathieu Perreault are all having standout statistical seasons — and in an example of the Ducks’ balance, they’re usually playing on four different lines. The Ducks realize they’re mathematically unlikely to keep rolling all the way to the post-season. They would have to beat Chicago and powerful St. Louis in back-to-back road games this weekend to equal the 1968 Canadiens’ run, and the Olympic break poses a potential hazard to their groove. But the Ducks will enjoy this run for as long as it lasts before the chance to turn their attention to a post-season run at a second Stanley Cup title for Getzlaf, Perry and Selanne. “I’ve seen a lot of great teams peak early, but if you go through a bad time, then you still know what you’ve got,” Boudreau said. “People say, ’Oh, you’ve got to have some adversity to fight through it.’ If you don’t mind, I don’t want to lose five or six in a row.”

NBA ALL-STAR GAME THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The NBA All-Stars will wear jerseys with sleeves during this season’s midseason celebration in New Orleans.

The NBA and athletic apparel giant Adidas revealed the All-Star game uniforms Thursday. The NBA All-Star game is scheduled for Feb. 16. The Eastern Conference will wear blue and

the West will wear red, but the jerseys will feature Mardi Gras colours — green and purple. The NBA All-Star logo appears on the chest of the jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, the official symbol of Louisiana.

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Whitecaps select Dean, Lewis in MLS SuperDraft BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — For at least a few hours, the Vancouver Whitecaps could put the Camilo Sanvezzo saga aside. As their best player continued to orchestrate his dramatic exit from the club, the Whitecaps added size and creativity at Thursday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Vancouver had two picks in the first seven, selecting defender Christian Dean at No. 3 before taking midfielder Andre Lewis at No. 7. “Being selected is a dream come true,” said Dean. “Especially a team on the West Coast, growing up in California ... (Vancouver is) close to home.” Hearing a player actually wanting to be at the club should come as welcome news for fans of the Whitecaps, who are now resigned to the fact that Sanvezzo — the 2013 MLS Golden Boot winner — will be sold to a Mexican team after forcing Vancouver’s hand. And it’s not only Dean who is happy about his new team. “My mom is ecstatic,” he added. “I think she’s happier than I am.” The 20-year-old from East Palo Alto was selected using the pick Vancouver acquired in the July 2012 trade that sent striker Eric Hassli to Toronto FC. Dean spent the last three seasons with the NCAA’s California Golden Bears, starting all 55 games he played. “I bring energy. Big, athletic, on the larger side,” said Dean, who stands six foot three and weighs 198 pounds. “Good feet — especially at centre back, I kind of pride my self a little bit on that. It’s some-

thing that I like to use to my advantage.” The Philadelphia Union traded up to take Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake with the first pick before the D.C. United used the second pick to select defender Steve Birnbaum, who was Dean’s college teammate at Cal. “I don’t know much about Philly,” said Blake, who originally hails from Jamaica. “I heard something yesterday about how it’s the place for a cheesesteak or something. That’s as much as I know. But I’m pretty sure I’ll get adjusted and learn everything I need to know.” Meanwhile, the Montreal Impact took Creighton defender Eric Miller with the fifth pick, while Toronto FC traded up to draft Xavier defender Nick Hagglund at No. 10. Left-footed with the ability to play either in the centre or left of defence, Dean said he will have to increase the physical side of his game against MLS competition. “I think I will have to adapt. College was a physical game, especially stepping up from the youth level to college, it got more physical,” he said on a conference call. “I think playing against bigger and stronger people, I’ll have to become a lot more physical and to do that I’ll just have to make a little mental jump to achieve that.” Dean might just get that chance as Vancouver’s backline has at least one hole heading into training camp next month with the retirement of Y.P. Lee. Meanwhile, Jay DeMerit doesn’t have a contract for 2014, but new head coach Carl Robinson has said he wants to bring his captain back into the fold. “I think I’m ready to come in and play, wherever I would have ended up,” said Dean, who played as a centre back in college this season after two years on

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away. Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans. “I think it’s great,” San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s about getting it right.” Acknowledging the human element had been overtaken in an era when everyone except the umps could see several views over and over in slow-motion, owners and players and umpires OKed the new system. Now each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own if the manager has used his challenges. “I tell you the fans will love it,” baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said after owners met and voted their unanimous approval. “It’s another in a long list of changes that will make this sport better than it already is.” Baseball was the last major pro sport in North America to institute replay when it began late in the 2008 season. Even then, it was only used for close calls on home runs. The NFL, NBA, NHL, some NCAA sports and major tennis tournaments all use a form of replay, and even FIFA and the English Premier League have adopted goal-line technology for soccer. Not that managers won’t still occasionally bolt from the dugout, their veins bulging. The so-called “neighbourhood play” at second base on double plays cannot be challenged. Many had safety concerns for middle infielders being wiped out by hard-charging runners if the phantom force was subject to review. Ball-and-strike calls can’t be contested. Neither can check-swings and foul tips. Nor can obstruction and interference rulings — those are up to the umpires’ judgment, like the one at third base in St. Louis that ended Boston’s loss in Game 3 of the World Series last October. All reviews will be done by current MLB umpires at a replay centre in’s New York office.

the left. “Especially with Vancouver, coming in the defence will be something that will be a possibility for me.” Robinson said the Whitecaps had Dean rated high on their draft board. “He’s a great athlete with a fantastic left foot and we believe he has massive upside,” Robinson said in a release. “We are confident that Christian’s game will translate very well to MLS and we look forward to seeing him at camp.” Dean has never been to Vancouver and said that he wasn’t tipped off during pre-draft discussions with the club that the Whitecaps would be his destination. “I talked to the coaching staff while I was at the combine during one of the player meetings and hit it off,” he said. “Other than that there was no real talk of ’Hey, we’ll select you’ or stuff like that. “It was kind of a bit of a surprise, but in the end I’m happy that I got picked by Vancouver.” Lewis was also pleased to be joining the Whitecaps, but for different reasons. “I’m a fan of Vancouver because of Darren Mattocks,” the 19-year-old said of the Whitecaps striker and fellow Jamaican. “I love the support that the fans give to Vancouver. I’m looking forward to starting my professional career with the Whitecaps and to just go there and work hard and do my best.” Lewis said he and Mattocks live about 10 minutes apart but that pair didn’t speak about the possibility of being teammates in MLS. The five-foot-nine, 145-pound midfielder, who will join the Whitecaps from Jamaican club Portmore United F.C., has represented his country at the under-17 and under-20 levels and earned his first senior call up in 2012.














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Barn owners warned ABOUT POTENTIAL OF ROOF COLLAPSE FROM HEAVY SNOW LOADS Those who are concerned about the strength of their barn and ability to handle snow load should consult a structural engineer. There have been several roof collapses and a near miss in Central Alberta in the last few weeks.

ber of cows. Insurers are also warning rural clients about the risks. Kevin Callbeck, underwriter development manager at The Co-operators, said farm and commercial clients in the central Warnings have been issued to farmers part of the province received an auto-dial after several snow-loaded barns have colmessage about snow loading dangers and lapsed this winter. mass emails were also sent out Alberta Farm Animal Care to clients north of Calgary. Association issued a notice to The insurer also bought raAlberta livestock producers dio time to air safety messages. about the potential for roof colThe company’s insurance lapses. advisors are also filled in on Brad Andres, manager of the any trends that are emerging. Emergency Program at Alberta “We make all our advisors Agriculture and Rural Developaware of the issues because ment, says in a release issued we start to see them first,” said by the association that condi— BRAD ANDRES, MANAGER OF THE EMERGENCY PROGRAM AT Callbeck, who is based in Caltions are similar to 2011-12, a ALBERTA AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT gary. “They can get the benefit year when a number of barns of all that knowledge and they collapsed. can share that with their cli“The key thing is to keep an In December, a Westerner Park vinyl ents.” eye on the amount of snow that is sitting Those who need to clear snow off roofs on top of the roofs, especially if we’ve had tent roof came crashing down because of a melt and some rain. That adds moisture its heavy load. Earlier in the month, heavy should get professionals. Roofs may be unto the content — it builds up weight very snow caused two barn collapses in Red stable or slippery and the company doesn’t Deer and Lacombe Counties. want to expose clients to unnecessary risk. quickly,” he says. Last Monday, a dairy barn north of Rocky Barn owners are encouraged to get the Mountain House collapsed killing a numsnow off their roofs in a safe manner. Please see ROOFS on Page C2 BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF



Man gets 9 -year prison term A Red Deer man found guilty of robbing a TD Canada Trust bank using bear spray early last fall received a nineyear prison sentence in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday. On Wednesday, a jury found Dustin Aaron Clark, 36, guilty of robbery, using a disguise with the intention of committing an offence, using a weapon dangerous to the public and two counts of assault with a weapon. He was found not guilty of theft under $5,000. Justice Monica Bast agreed with Crown prosecutor Jason Snider that Clark qualified for delayed parole eligibility due to his lengthy criminal record, so he must serve half of his sentence before he can be released on full parole. Charges stem from an incident at 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2013, when a man entered the Village Mall TD Canada Trust in Red Deer and used bear spray to rob the bank. Bast said both the tellers, an innocent bystander outside, and another man who chased Clark suffered painful symptoms from the bear spray. Snider was seeking a nine-to-10-year prison sentence and defence lawyer Norman Clair sought a seven-to-eightyear sentence. During his opportunity to speak to the court prior to sentencing, Clark insisted that he didn’t do the crime, regretted requesting a jury trial, and asked Bast for a little mercy. “I didn’t do anything. I’m sticking to my guns on this one,” said Clark. Clark said he was an orphan, raised in group homes and foster care, and turned to petty crime to survive. “It’s been a web I can’t get out of,” he said. Clark has a 21-year record of over 50 convictions.

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STARS dream home tickets going quickly BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Albertans hoping to duplicate the success of a recent Red Deer home lottery winner who bought her lucky ticket on the day of the draw will likely have to act much quicker if they want to win one of the grand prizes in the annual STARS lottery. By the morning of Thursday’s public launch, 47.9 per cent of the 1,133,000 million tickets for the draw had already been sold and if last year’s lottery is any indication, all tickets will probably be gone before the early bird draw even takes place. The Alberta-wide lottery, which last year brought in over $10 million for the air ambulance helicopter service, sees five grand prizes on offer — dream homes in Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge plus a truck and fifth wheel trailer combo. Last year, the lottery sold out in five weeks and its 21st iteration this year stands two weeks ahead of that pace based on sales open only to previous supporters since Dec. 28. Another early sellout, while not good for procrastinators, would help STARS even more, because it would lower its

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STARS Red Deer Dream home for 2014 is now open at 40 Valley Green Cres. in Vanier Woods East. expenses related to the lottery, said Rae Fehr, director of enterprise fundraising. “The quicker we sell out the less we have to spend on advertising and it gives us a better bot-

tom line. This year if we can sell out quickly, we could make as much as $11 million,” he said. The 2014 lottery features 3,217 prizes worth more than $5.6 million. In addition to the homes,

there are vehicles, vacations and everything from camping gear to helicopter rides. The lottery is the single largest fundraising initiative for the nonprofit air ambulance service, which flew over 1,600 missions out of bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie in 2013. For the second consecutive year, one of the grand prize homes to be won is in Red Deer, a 2,504-square-foot twostorey abode in Vanier Woods East. Worth $945,000, the furnished home displays a double garage and a grand, arched entrance when viewed from the street. Inside, there are three bedrooms and a stone fireplace that rises six metres from the ground floor all the way to the roof. The master bedroom features an en suite not separated by a door or wall where there is both a jacuzzi bath and a remote-controlled shower system. Larissa Helbig will definitely be buying a ticket for the lottery. She has supported STARS through the lottery for a number of years already, but does so more earnestly now that she has directly benefitted from the service provided.

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Coaches Rob Giele and John Lewis lead a group of players in a cheer as they finish up their lacrosse session at the Collicutt Centre on Wednesday. Although there is no league play for the Red Deer Minor Lacrosse Association, players from 4 and up are using the off season to keep their stick skills up as they participate in Winter Box, a program offered October through to the end of February.

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BRIEFS Ponoka searches for new CAO The Town of Ponoka is looking for a new chief administrative officer. Council voted on Tuesday to part ways with its top administrator of six years, Brad Watson. Mayor Rick Bonnett said there was nothing personal about the dismissal. Council simply wanted to head in a different direction. “We’ve had a lot of new council. They just didn’t feel the direction we were going was the right way,” he said. “It’s just like the old hockey analogy: coaches are hired to be fired. We wish Brad all the best in his future endeavours but he wasn’t the right fit for the council sitting at this time. “It’s a tough job and it will be a hard search for a new CAO.” Bonnett said the new council is looking to boost communication with ratepayers, improve service levels and to empower staff. Watson said he was grateful for the time he had in Ponoka and the opportunity to work with council and staff. “It’s a great community.” Watson said he’s already been fielding employment calls and hopes to remain in Central Alberta. Ponoka’s council changed dramatically after last October’s election. Only one incumbent returned on council and Bonnett replaced nine-year mayor Larry Henkelman, who did not run again. Council will form a subcommittee to search for a new CAO. It is expected to take two to six months to find a replacement. In the meantime, an acting CAO has been appointed.

SponsorEnergy helping charities Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta is one of about 50 charities across Alberta that can receive profits from SponsorEnergy. Through a profit-sharing initiative, SponsorEnergy donates 50 per cent of its profits for every kilowatt of power used by a residential or commercial customer to the charity chosen by the customer. Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta is another one of the charities people can choose to support. Larry Mathieson, CEO of Ronald

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City of Red Deer crews and contract drivers work on Ibbotson Close in the city’s south east Tuesday afternoon. Crews have begun a full plow to asphalt and are removing the snow from residential streets. McDonald House for Southern Alberta and Central Alberta, said both Ronald McDonald Houses have also signed up to be SponsorEnergy customers after crunching the numbers. “We’re paying a little less for natural gas than we were before, but the big bonus for us is we can direct 50 per cent of the profits back to ourselves,” Mathieson said. And it’s a way for individuals and companies in Central Alberta to support their local Ronald McDonald House without having to write a cheque, he said. He said the concept behind SponsorEnergy is new and one of the socially conscious business models that a growing number of businesses and entrepreneurs, mostly in the United States, are supporting. “It will be interesting to see if this business model resonates with Albertans. We’re not expecting it to be an overnight game changer for us. But over the long run, it could be a really significant and unique source of revenue.” For more information, visit

Effort aimed at getting people walking The City of Red Deer is teaming up with and the Red Deer Primary Care Network in an effort to get Red Deer moving for health. UWALK Red Deer is a program aimed at empowering people to be active through walking. By signing up at, Red Deerians can track activities and steps online to complete a virtual challenge individually or as a group. In addition to the free website, other resources are available to help participants take a step towards health. Pedometers are available for sale at the Collicutt Centre. UWALK is a program developed by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, and funded by the government of Alberta. UWALK aims to help Albertans find their stride and support them moving forward. You can find your stride through

any form of physical activity and track your activity minutes or steps on the website at The City of Red Deer and the Red Deer Primary Care Network will host a public event featuring a keynote speaker to help publicly launch the UWALK project. Kerry Mummery, an internationallyrenowned researcher in the area of physical education and recreation at the University of Alberta, will speak on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Collicutt Centre. “The community launch event will give people an opportunity to learn about healthy growth and development through physical activity,” said Tamara Greba, recreation and facilities supervisor for the City of Red Deer. After the launch, people can join in for a free walk around the Collicutt Centre track. Staff will be available to answer questions about the program but it is recommended that people sign up online before the event to get familiar with the website. For more information about UWALK Red Deer or to sign up online, visit

Chipewyan sue over Jackpine expansion Garbage, recycling EDMONTON — A northern Alberta aboriginal band has filed documents asking the Federal Court to overturn the approval of Shell’s mammoth Jackpine oilsands mine expansion. It’s another in a growing list of legal actions from First Nations opposing how the rapidly growing industry is managed. “The current relationship in Alberta’s oilsands with First Nations and government is deteriorating incredibly fast and the reason why is First Nations are asserting themselves as not merely the Indians out on the rez any more,” said Eriel Deranger, spokeswoman for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, which filed the application Jan. 3. “We want to be looked at as equals.” The papers were filed just before musicians Neil Young and Di-

ana Krall began a concert tour in support of the First Nation’s legal fund. Deranger said the lawsuit would have gone ahead anyway. “ACFN has multiple legal actions we’ve filed over the years. Even being part of the regulatory hearing process requires lawyers and legal costs and that’s what Neil wanted to stand behind.” This action, however, is different, Deranger said. “This is definitely more significant than the rest. For us, this filing is once again bringing to light the various deficiencies that (the governments) admitted to by saying, ‘It’s in the public interest,’ which we feel is unlawful. “You can’t just simply state it’s in the public interest and absolve yourself of any responsibility of upholding the law.” The band’s application says the approval process for the Jackpine expansion broke at least three federal statutes — the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act,


ROOFS: Barns more susceptible to collapse Barns are more susceptible to roof collapse because of the spans and designs involved. One sign of problems is when small gaps appear in barn roof panels. Additions to barns can also lead to problems. “When you get multiple and intersecting roof lines, in the valleys, that’s where you typically see a lot of the build-up of snow.” Typically, barns are eligible for snow damage coverage under standard policies. But not all clients take that coverage, and there could be other construction issues involved. The risk to homes is more likely from ice damming that drives water up under shingles. Again, that kind of damage is usually eligible for coverage. Callbeck said it’s likely that snow damage claims are up this year but he did not have specific numbers so far.

STARS: Helps save lives A bison rancher near Devon, Helbig was tending the herd on a Monday morning in August 2012 when she was “beat up” by one of her animals. “I was gored — a lot of damage, a lot of injuries,” said Helbig, 38. While she slipped in and out of consciousness, ground ambulance personnel arrived at the scene and made the quick decision to call STARS. A helicopter came out and after loading Helbig in, they got her to hospital in Edmonton in seven minutes. “I definitely wouldn’t be here without the help and support of STARS,” she said. In Edmonton, she received emergency surgery to treat her two collapsed lungs and a “completely

the Species At Risk Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act — as well as several international agreements Canada has signed. The band also argues the process broke the First Nation’s constitutional right to be consulted. It says final approval from the federal cabinet ignored almost all the band’s recommendations. It points out that although Ottawa granted a 35-day extension before making its decision so as to consult with the band, it released its approval before that period was over. At least four other major lawsuits have been filed by aboriginal bands to challenge laws central to how the Alberta and federal government review oilsands projects and manage the industry. They criticize the federal government’s rewriting of environmental legislation and the province’s revamp of the regulatory system.

shattered rib cage.” She spent five weeks in hospital and still requires more work to be done, but still maintains the bison herd, albeit a bit more cautiously these days. She said she supports the service because it helps people right at the ground — or air — level. “You just never know when it’s going to happen to you. You can’t sit here and say you’ll never need it, because I could have said the same thing.” To be won in the lottery are 10 vehicles, 30 vacations, 1,928 electronic prizes and over 1,000 other prizes. The two early bird prizes, available to those who buy before March 5, are $100,000 cash and a prize package including a 2014 BMW car, a Las Vegas vacation and $5,000. The early bird draw is set for March 20, with the final draw set for April 17. Tickets for the final draw have to be purchased by March 26. If tickets sell out prior to the early bird deadline, all draws will begin on March 24, assuming approval from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. Tickets are priced the same as last year — $25 per ticket or three for $60, six for $100, or 18 for $250. Tickets are available through, by calling 1-888-880-0992, or by visiting the Red Deer home at 40 Valley Green in Vanier Woods East. Visiting hours for the home are 1-6 p.m. daily Saturday to Thursday. For more information, visit

ROBBERY: Several aggravating factors Bast said she considered several aggravating factors in reaching her decision, including the use of a weapon, the risk of exposing bank customers to bear spray, wearing a disguise, and fleeing the scene and committing further crimes. Clark was given credit for 298 days of pre-trial custody, which will reduce the amount of time he has left to serve. A lifetime weapons prohibition was also imposed on Clark and an order was made for a DNA sample.

to be picked up at front of residences DUE TO SNOW, SLUSH CONDITIONS Snow and slush are changing the way the city is handling garbage and recycling pickup. As of Monday, residents are asked to put their bins at the front of their homes instead of in the back lanes/alleys in an effort to restore the usual level of service. It’s the first time the city has ever had to do this. Trucks will follow their regular schedules but avoid travelling down back lanes. “This snowfall has affected our ability to maintain an adequate level of service for garbage and recycling pickup,” said Janet Whitesell, waste superintendent, in a press release. “As a result, we are temporarily adapting how we collect our garbage and recyclables in order to satisfy our customers and meet their needs.” About 30 per cent of residential households receive front collection

while the remaining 70 per cent receive garbage and recycling pickup in back lanes. Front collection will continue until further notice and is expected to follow through to the spring. The city is also offering free dropoff locations on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect any garbage and recyclables recently missed. The dropoff locations are at: ● Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 39th St., east parking lot ● Oriole Park School, 5 Oldbury St. ● Parking lot on 43rd Street across from the downtown Arena and public market area; use east entrance across from Pioneer Lodge. The Waste Management Facility at 1709 40th Ave. is also available for garbage and recycling missed on a regular collection day.

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India looking at Alberta oil BITUMEN, POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS IN OILSANDS DISCUSSED AS DALLAS, REDFORD VISIT INDIA BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Alberta’s oilsands bitumen might eventually flow to refineries in India. Premier Alison Redford, who was in India this week with International and Intergovernmental Relations Minister Cal Dallas, said in a statement that Veerappa Moily, India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, has expressed interest in accessing Alberta bitumen for his country. “Dr. Moily was particularly keen on discussing the potential for exports of bitumen directly to India, as well as the potential for Indian companies to become strategic partners in developing Alberta’s oilsands, building off the agreement signed between Indian Oil Corporation Limited and the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Corporation last fall.” During a conference call from Singapore on Thursday, Dallas elaborated on India’s

appetite for Alberta oil. “Energy security and security of supply are conversations that are every bit as evident and important in this market as it is in North America,” he said. Dallas said he and Redford met with officials from a variety of private and state-owned enterprises. These have been researching energy opportunities in Canada, he said. “There’s clearly very significant interest in terms of upstream, midstream and downstream in all aspects of our western and in particular Alberta energy complex.” In fact, added Dallas, some are test-refining Alberta crude brought to market by rail. But because the volume of oil needed could “easily surpass a million barrels a day at its optimum,” pipeline connections are essential, he said. That issue was discussed at every meeting, said Dallas. “Clearly, that’s key.” India has alternatives, he acknowledged, but Canada

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Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations Minister Cal Dallas, right, speaks at the ministerial forum during Petrotech 2014 in Noida, India on Monday. appears to be the preferred supplier due to such considerations as business conditions, economic stability, performance and environmental sustainability. Dallas said interest in Al-

berta energy extends beyond oil, with natural gas and even coal discussed during his visit. Other trade opportunities between Indian and Alberta were pursued during his and Redford’s mission, said Dal-

las. These resulted in two memorandums of understanding related to the sharing of agricultural expertise and products.

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Virus killing baby pigs, Canada not prepared BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Central Alberta Realtors Assocation president Dawn Parent, right, shown here with the association’s executive officer, Judy Ferguson, is expecting an active residential real estate market in 2014.

Central Alberta realtors expecting good year in 2014 BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The new president of the Central Alberta Realtors Association anticipates good things in 2014. “We expect a really good year, a really strong year,” said Dawn Parent. “I think that just shows that the confidence of people, throughout Alberta, is coming back.” That confidence reflects Alberta’s strengthening economy, she said, which in large part is being fueled by the energy sector. Parent believes 2013, which saw home sales in Red Deer increase by 7.2 per cent over the previous year, marked the transition to a more balanced market. “I think it will stay balanced,” she said, “except maybe in some of those areas where the inventory is low.” For 2014, Parent is predicting sales growth of about four to five per cent. She described this as being “fairly stable.” “I don’t expect a huge increase in prices,” she said, estimating an average rise of about $10,000 over 2013 prices across Central Alberta. Parent noted, however, that the situation will vary from community to community. In Lacombe, for instance, where she is based as a Realtor with Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta, the inventory of listings

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is low — which could push prices ing demand for less-expensive up. homes. She contrasted that with the Many newcomers want to esnumbers in Red Deer. tablish themselves before buy“Right now Red Deer has, I ing a big home, or choose cheapthink, a fair amount of inventory er homes until they can decide and there are lots of new builds where and how they want to live. going up.” Parent has also observed a When it comes to specific types growing demand for homes in of housing, Parent thinks supplies multi-family dwellings like townof single-detached homes in the houses and condominiums. $250,000 to $350,000 range will be “That’s happening in Calgary, tight. that’s happening everywhere.” “There are a lot of buyers out For people who are planning there that are looking in that price to purchase a home, Parent recrange and ommends there’s not that they a lot availget their able.” financing N o t approved only are before first-time s t a r t h o m e ing their buyers search. interested This will in such ensure houses, — DAWN PARENT, PRESIDENT OF THE they know in many CENTRAL ALBERTA REALTORS ASSOCIATION what they cases mocan aftivated by ford, and a scarcity of rental accommoda- reduces the risk of a deal going tion, other people simply like the sour idea of minimizing their mortgage “The banks are tightening up, debt — particularly with the eco- and we’ve had a lot of deals fall nomic downturn still fresh in their due to financing.” minds. Parent grew up in Ponoka, but “They’re being a little more has lived in Lacombe for the past cautious about how much they’re 35 years. She previously worked borrowing and how much they can in the banking industry, and spent afford for payments.” more than two decades on LaParent also sees the in-migra- combe municipal council. tion of people to Alberta as


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An animal health board says Canada is not ready to deal with a virus that has been sweeping through farms in the United States, killing millions of baby pigs. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has not been found in Canada, but producers worry it could quickly ravage hog farms here if the pathogen makes it across the border. “Good grief, it would be chaos if it was discovered here as well. There is still a tremendous amount of work to do,” Robert Harding, executive director of the Canadian Swine Health Board said from Ottawa. “If this hits it would be a catastrophic blow to our industry.” The Canadian Pork Council estimates that producers export about four million live young pigs to the U.S. each year, with transport trucks crossing the border at various points across the country almost every day. The health board warns this highly contagious PED virus can kill every baby pig in a barn. The board is funded by Ottawa and the pork industry and its members including the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians and veterinary colleges. Part of the challenge of dealing with PED is that it first appeared in the U.S. just last spring and has already spread to 22 states. Harding said PED is not a federally reportable disease in Canada, which means there is no single set of protocols to help prevent it from spreading here or to deal with an outbreak. Instead, provinces and the industry are sharing information and developing plans with the help of the board. Harding said the board is working with the federal government to improve inspections of hog transport trucks at the border to ensure they are effectively cleaned and disinfected. The board is also urging farmers and meat plants to follow biohazard security procedures. These include ensuring that incoming animals are from healthy herds and knowing the quality and source of feed. Producers are to report any signs of disease to their vets. A PED alert posted on the board’s website said an action plan is needed to deal with a potential outbreak. “An intervention strategy must be established so that a clear plan is in place and can be immediately implemented in the event of PED being found in Canada. Components of this plan include containment to prevent its spread and strategies to eliminate the disease,” reads the website. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it is working to help keep the virus out of the country. Dr. Rajiv Arora said Canada requires all imported swine to be quarantined, inspected and certified to be disease-free at the border. He said the agency also has a monitoring system that relies on reports from veterinarians. Arora acknowledged the agency doesn’t have its own plan to deal with an outbreak. “Every province is working on forming their own contingency plans and response. Some are fairly advanced and have them in place — and some are in the process of finalizing,” Arora said from Ottawa. “PED is not a reportable disease in Canada. So CFIA does not have a specific policy.” Arora said PED is not a reportable disease in the U.S. or the E.U.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 104.16 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.52 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.37 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.37 Cdn. National Railway . . 58.64 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 163.52 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.55 Capital Power Corp . . . . 22.08 Cervus Equipment Corp 23.90 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 43.09 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.72 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 27.17 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.22 General Motors Co. . . . . 39.00 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.11 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.15 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 49.74 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 69.01 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.50 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.27 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.32 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 98.75 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.45 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.41 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.23 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 16.37 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a solid advance Thursday, due in large part to a jump in the mining sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 59 points to 13,831.58, weighed down in part by Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) after the transport giant said that its flagship new airliner will be going into service later than expected. Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) shares plunged 35 cents or 7.74 per cent to $4.17 after the company announced the delay concerning its new CSeries aircraft. Volume was very heavy at 35.7 million shares, about seven times the issue’s daily average of about five million. The aircraft builder said that the CS100 won’t be going into service until the second half of 2015, while the larger CS300 will go into service about six months later. The first CSeries planes were previously expected to be ready for service late this year or early in 2015. The Canadian dollar rose 0.16 of a cent to 91.53 cents US. U.S. indexes were mainly lower amid earnings reports from the American banking sector and data showing a continuing decline in jobless insurance claims and tame inflation. The Dow Jones industrials fell 64.93 points to 16,417.01, the Nasdaq gained 3.81 points to 4,218.69 and the S&P 500 index slipped 2.49 points to 1,845.89. Goldman Sachs turned in fourth-quarter earnings per share of US$4.60, higher than the $4.22 that analysts had forecast. Revenue came in at $8.78 billion versus the $7.713 billion that had been expected but its stock lost early momentum and turned down $3.16 to $175.59. Citigroup fell $2.41 to US$52.58 as the bank posted earnings per share ex-items of 82 cents versus the 95 cents that analysts had forecast. Revenue was $17.94 billion, weaker than the $18.18 analysts had expected. After the bell, chip giant Intel posted quarterly earnings of 51 cents a share, a penny higher than forecast. Revenue of $13.83 billion beat forecasts of $13.72 billion but it disappointed on revenue outlook and its shares fell 2.2 per cent in after-hours trading. On the economic front, the U.S. consumer price index rose a slight 0.3 per cent in December, translating into an annualized rate of 1.5 per cent. And the U.S. Labor Department said that claims for jobless ben-

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.30 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 60.19 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.76 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 27.28 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.92 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 24.20 First Quantum Minerals . 20.29 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 24.38 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.59 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.95 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 38.08 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.86 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.51 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 28.30 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 92.05 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 53.73 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.69 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 52.07 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 35.89 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.18 Canyon Services Group. 11.46 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.56 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.860 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.29 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.67 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 98.94 efits declined last week by 2,000 to 326,000, which was in line with expectations. This was the first glimpse of the job market since the release last Friday of a disappointing employment report that showed U.S. job creation coming in at 74,000, far less than the 200,000 that had been expected. That data raised a fresh round of questions about how the Federal Reserve will proceed on further cutting back on its massive monthly bond purchases, which have kept long-term rates low and encouraged a strong rally on equity markets. The Fed has cut $10 million from its monthly bond purchases, which fall to $75 billion, but said further tapering depended on the strength of the economy, particularly job creation. The Bombardier announcement helped push the industrial segment down almost one per cent. Railway stocks also declined and Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) fell $1.09 to C$58.64 while Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) lost 73 cents to $163.52. The metals and mining sector led advancers, up 4.37 per cent even as March copper declined two cents to US$3.34 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained $1.19 to C$28.51 while Thompson Creek Metals advanced for a third day after an upgrade by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Its stock advanced 12 cents or 3.8 per cent to $3.28 after having risen 12 per cent Wednesday and 18 per cent Tuesday. The energy sector was ahead 0.73 per cent as the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved down 21 cents to US$93.96 a barrel. Birchcliff Energy (TSX:BIR) jumped 86 cents or 11.36 per cent to C$8.43. February bullion climbed $1.90 to US$1,240.20 an ounce and the gold sector rose about 0.7 per cent. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) climbed seven cents to C$4.25 . In other corporate news, Best Buy shares plunged 28.6 per cent to US$26.82 in New York as it said Thursday that a key sales barometer fell during the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. said comparable store sales dipped 0.8 per cent for the nine weeks ended Jan. 4, but that was better than the 1.7 per cent decline in the prior-year period. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Thursday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,831.58 up 59 points

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 50.90 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.82 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.25 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 45.95 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.74 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.12 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.200 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.05 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.54 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.36 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.08 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.46 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 62.63 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.26 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 63.61 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.76 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 38.18 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.17 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 32.20 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 55.95 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 68.95 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.91 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 88.17 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.58 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 71.36 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 38.40 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.81 TSX Venture Exchange — 974.54 down 1.27 points TSX 60 — 795.39 up 2.87 points Dow — 16,417.01 down 64.93 points S&P 500 — 1,845.89 down 2.49 points Nasdaq — 4,218.69 up 3.81 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.53 cents US, up 0.16 of a cent Pound — C$1.7868, down 0.56 of a cent Euro — C$1.4878 down 0.16 of a cent Euro — US$1.3618, up 0.10 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.96 per barrel, down 21 cents (February contract) Gold futures: US$1,240.20 per oz., up $1.90 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.821 oz., down 12.9 cents $733.70 kg, down $4.14 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Thursday at 974.54, down 1.27 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 164.48 million shares. ICE Futures Canada WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $4.30 higher $428.90; May ’14 $4.10 higher $438.10; July ’14 $4.20 higher $446.90; Nov. ’14 $3.70 higher $460.30; Jan ’15 $3.00 higher $465.90; March ’15 $3.00 higher $470.60; May ’15 $3.30 higher $471.80; July ’15 $3.70 higher $472.70; Nov ’15 $3.70 higher $468.90; Jan. ’16 $3.70 higher $468.90; March ’16 $3.70 higher $468.90. Barley (Western): March ’14 unchanged $127.00; May ’14 unchanged $129.00; July ’14 unchanged $129.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $129.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $129.00; March ’15 unchanged $129.00; May ’15 unchanged $129.00; July ’15 unchanged $129.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $129.00; Dec. ’15 unchanged $129.00; March ’16 unchanged $129.00. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 570,000 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 570,000.

Top court clears retiree to launch class action over benefits plan changes BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a retired Vivendi Canada worker can launch a class-action lawsuit against his former employer for changing its health-benefits plan for retirees. The question before the high court revolved around whether former Vivendi employee Michel Dell’Aniello could represent all retirees who were eligible for health benefits under the company plan. Before it was bought by Vivendi, Seagram Co. set up a health plan that covered employees while they worked for the company and after they retired. Seagram changed its plan in the mid-1980s and added a footnote that had not been in the original 1977 plan indicating that the company reserved the right to change or suspend the plan or increase the amount paid by employees and retirees. In September 2008, new owner Vivendi announced it would raise the plan’s annual deductible, only cover certain prescription drugs and set a lifetime total of $15,000 for all coverage under the plan. Dell’Aniello filed a motion to launch a class action against Vivendi, but Quebec’s Superior Court

didn’t allow it. However, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the lower court ruling and the matter made its way to the Supreme Court, which released a 7-0 decision Thursday in favour of Dell’Aniello. In order for a class action to proceed, there must be a common question of law or fact that affects all members of the proposed suit. In the case of Dell’Aniello’s class action, the Supreme Court says the main question that binds all the members together is whether the changes to the benefits plan were lawful. The court said that overarching question applied to all members of the benefits plan, even if their individual circumstances differed and so a class action could proceed. “In short, it can be concluded that the common questions do not have to lead to common answers,� read the decision. “At the authorization stage, the approach taken to the commonality requirement in Quebec civil procedure is a flexible one. “As a result, the criterion ... may be met even if the common questions raised by the class action require nuanced answers for the various members of the group.�

WASHINGTON — Canadian pleas for a swift decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project have certainly been heard this week in Washington. There’s little evidence so far, however, that they’ll sway D.C. decision-making. There were questions at both the White House and State Department daily briefings Thursday about Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird — a rare distinction for any Canadian politician visiting a capital whose list of priorities is inversely proportional to its attention span. Baird has attracted U.S. media attention during his three-day visit with repeated demands for a prompt answer on the pipeline — any answer at all. He took it a step further Thursday in a speech near the White House, insisting that even a rejection at this point would be better than further delay. The Obama administration hardly sounded keen to be rushed. “This is not a political decision,� said Jennifer Psaki, responding to a question about Baird at a State Department briefing Thursday. “This is a decision that has a legal and a policy process with many components. The stage we’re at now, obviously, we’re waiting to release the final (State Department) review. When that’s released, obviously, there’ll be a time period before a decision is made. But this is not a backroom decision made between the United States and the Canadians. “There is a process that’s in place that takes into account many different factors, and we’ll let that process see itself through.� She said she couldn’t predict when a decision might happen. Asked why the process was taking so long, Psaki said the government is bound to pore through piles of public input: “We also received more than a million public comments. So there are a number of factors and we’re going to see the process work all the way through.� For the second day in a row, Baird said he expected the State Department review to be released soon after the president’s state of the union address at the end of the month, with a final decision coming shortly thereafter. He used a speech just across the street from the White House to convey that sense of urgency, following years of uncertainty and “limbo.� “If there’s one message I’m going to be promoting on this trip, it’s this: the time for Keystone is now. I’ll go further — the time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one,� he told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo.� While awaiting an answer, TransCanada Corp. has already announced that it is changing the way it tackles new projects, after learning a hard lesson that politics can affect construction schedules and costs. In a year-end interview with The


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Canadian Press last year, CEO Russ Girling said the company won’t start buying materials or securing land for pipelines until it knows for sure it has regulatory approval in hand. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) said it has already sunk $2.5 billion into its controversial $7.6-billion pipeline. The long-delayed pipeline would move crude from the Alberta oilsands, and from the U.S. Bakken reserves, toward refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Building the final component of the pipeline, in the northern U.S., is projected to take two construction seasons. Baird said this season shouldn’t be wasted — so a decision is necessary soon. “With the construction season coming up, I don’t want a single unemployed worker sitting at home when they could be getting a knock on the door saying, ’We’ve got a great job for you,�’ he told the chamber of commerce. Baird informed the crowd that Keystone was just one of multiple ways oil would be shipped, with six major Canadian pipeline projects in the works as well as rail shipment — which he noted comes with a greater accident rate. Environmentalists have challenged the project, prompting the Obama administration to subject it to additional review. Baird denied suggestions that he’s laying the groundwork for a possible rejection of Keystone XL, and instead repeated now-familiar arguments about why Canada believes the project makes economic and environmental sense. Back home, Baird’s opponents, including NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, said they found the mixed messages puzzling. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Washington, he declared, “’I’m not gonna take no for an answer,�’ but now Baird is saying, “’I’m ready to take no for an answer, but give me an answer,�’ Mulcair said. “I’ll let you figure it out.� Indeed, there were no answers forthcoming Thursday from the White House. “I think that once the process is moving forward, we’ll apprise you of that,� said spokesman Jay Carney. “When a decision is made, we’ll announce it.� During his trip, Baird has met with numerous lawmakers and with National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Baird was coy when asked whether he’d received a briefing on changes to controversial NSA surveillance policies, about to be announced today by the president: “We had a good discussion (with Rice) but I’ll leave it at that.� His trip wraps up Friday with meetings with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts. Will he press John Kerry again on the Keystone project? You bet. “I’ll be making a strong case,� Baird said, “that this is an important priority for a friend and ally of the United States.� is an important aspect of their daily lives and strategic planning, and that there are further opportunities for Alberta enterprises to provide product into that region.� Redford and Dallas opened an Alberta trade office in New Delhi this week. Another is scheduled to open in Singapore. Dallas arrived in India last weekend, and continued on to Singapore yesterday. He’s scheduled to return to Alberta on Tuesday.

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NEW YORK — The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way. That’s what scientists concluded after tracking a group of large black birds — each equipped with a tiny GPS device — that had been trained to follow an ultralight aircraft. One expert in animal flight said just gathering the data, which included every wing flap, was a remarkable accomplishment. Scientists have long theorized that many birds like these rare northern bald ibises adopt a V formation for aerodynamic reasons. When a bird flies, it leaves a wake. The idea is that another bird can get a boost from an updraft of air in that wake by flying behind the first bird and off to the side. When a bunch of birds use this trick, they form a V. It’s been difficult to study this in the wild, but researchers from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College and elsewhere met that challenge by partnering with a conservation program that is trying to reintroduce the endangered wading bird in Europe. For about a decade, the program has handreared ibises from zoos and taught them their migration route by leading the way with a piloted ultralight craft. Normally, the leader of a V-formation would be a parent bird. With the program’s help, the researchers tracked 14 juvenile ibises as they migrated between Austria and Italy. An analysis of a sevenminute period showed that when the ibises flew in a V, they positioned themselves in just the right places to exploit the updraft in another bird’s wake, which lets them conserve their energy. They also appeared to time the flapping of their wings to take full advantage of that updraft, by making a wingtip follow the same undulating path through the air as the wingtip of the bird up ahead. It’s like one car following another on a roller coaster. And when one bird flew directly behind another instead, it appeared to adjust its flapping to reduce the effects of the wake’s downdraft. So birds can either sense or predict the wake left by their flock mates and adjust their flapping accordingly, a remarkable ability, the researchers said. The scientists reported their results online Wednesday in the journal Nature.


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PARIS — The fashion pack says “Bonjour, Paris!â€? as the catwalk shows move on from Milan and onto the final dash to the finish line of fall-winter 2014 menswear collections. Here are some top moments and tidbits from Wednesday’s dressy displays. WILL SMITH GOES TO PARIS The presence of “Men in Blackâ€? star Will Smith at Valentino ensured that the show was the snapshot highlight of the first day of Paris menswear. The smiling 45-yearold actor told The Associated Press inside the opulent 19th-century mansion venue that there’s nowhere he’d rather be than the City of Light. “I’ve been taking a few months travelling to places like Buenos Aires. But there’s something distinct about Paris, when you walk around. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This is exactly where I A model presents a creation as part of Raf Simons and Sterling Ruby’s men’s Fallwant to be right now,â€? he said, dressed head to toe Winter 2014-2015 fashion collection, presented on Wednesday in Paris. in Valentino, with some enviable pajama-style pants and a draped scarf. “And it’s great to be at the show. “Valentino for me, well, it’s classical perfection.â€? VALENTINO’S ETHNIC PATCHWORK The third Paris menswear show for Valentino saw designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri (who sported a new, demure short hairstyle) channel ethnic patchwork. “Intarsia,â€? or mosaic patterns, was how the program notes described the Aztec-like motifs that decorated peacoats, shearling coats and hunting jackets. Woolen coats embroidered like rugs, and tribal wings on shoulders, mirrored the ethnic feel evoked by the myriad carpets that lined the catwalk floor. Full Time The show was soft. 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The splashed bleach bursts of colour also gave this imaginative show an injection of punk. ECCENTRIC INVITATIONS In the old-fashioned postwar days of Monsieur Dior, fashion show invitations were sacred templates, only to be written upon by professional calligraphers. How times have changed! The once-classical invite has over the years been given a dramatic The Red Deer Advocate is overhaul. In a bid to attract atlooking for a full time tention for their collections, houses are resorting more and more to inventive gimmicks. The winner of the most eccentric invitation for Wednesday’s shows was the design house Working in a high volume environment, 22/4, who lured in guests the successful candidate will be with a blurred invitation responsible for designing and card that could only be processing ads, Classified page read with magic eye goglayout, as well as the design and gles (included, fortunatelayout of our special sections and ly, in the envelope.) weekly papers. Raf Simons’ was a close second with a huge They must possess a strong work poster that was left blank ethic, a keen eye for detail and be apart from his name. able to work independently with With Paris menswear minimal supervision. week ballooning with some 50 official shows Mac-based Adobe Indesign and and countless off-calenAdobe Creative suite experience are dar collections, it’s little definite assets. wonder that houses are Hours of work are Monday to Friday, trying hard to separate 37.5 hours a week. themselves from the pack. Forward resumes stating “Production CARVEN DESIGNER’S Artistâ€? by Friday, January 31 to: CATWALK DEBUT A billiard room, the Drop off or mail to: place of the dapper yet Scott Williamson, playful gentleman, was Production Supervisor the set for designer GuilRed Deer Advocate laume Henry’s strong 2950 Bremner Avenue debut catwalk show for Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Carven. Two old school woodWe thank all applicants for their interest, en game tables, floodhowever, only selected candidates will be lit in film noir lighting, contacted. No phone calls please. served as the obstacles around which some 36 often-retro looks filed by. Many of garments came in what the program notes call the “fad-

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Maeve’s Times By Maeve Binchy $24.95 Orion Pub Group Many women readers will know the stories of Maeve Binchy as chatty, curl-up-ona-rainy-day reads. A bit of gossip, a bit of romance, broken hearts and mostly happy endings. If the object is escaping the daily round, then Maeve was your go-to author. In 1968, Maeve Binchy became the women’s editor of The Irish Times; she contribPEGGY uted holiday travels and daiFREEMAN ly observations. She continued in this vein for nearly 50 years, in addition to making her mark in the literary world with 15 novels and some short story collections. This book is made up of the best of those columns in The Times, and would probably be enjoyed by


Publishing in 2013: lawsuits, mergers and, yes, books IN 2013, EVERYTHING AND NOTHING HAPPENED IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — It was a blockbuster year for the legal profession. A federal judge ruled that Apple had conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, while another federal judge allowed Google to continue scanning books — without the permission of authors or publishers — for a digital library. The market used to be defined by six major New York publishers. But government lawyers cleared the merger of Random House Inc. and Penguin Group (USA), creating the world’s largest producer of books, and according to industry consultant Mike Shatzkin, a “new top tier.” “No longer do the ’Big Six’ define scale,” Shatzkin says. “Now there is the Big One and the Following Four.” But with e-book sales levelling off, and independent stores relatively stable after a long era of decline, little changed for the vast majority of people who buy or borrow books, beyond, of course, the books themselves. No mega-sellers cane out in 2013, nothing that compared with E L James’ Fifty Shades of Gray or Stieg Larsson’s crime novels. Adult readers turned to dependable favourites such as Dan Brown and Khaled Hosseini, while teens and grade-schoolers stuck with Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney and Veronica Roth, whose Divergent series is set to debut on the big screen in 2014. Several books managed to get people not just reading, but talking. The title of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In became a catchphrase and the Facebook executive’s manifesto for working women inspired thousands of discussion groups worldwide. Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling was just another debut thriller until Galbraith was unmasked as J.K. Rowling, a delight for readers and booksellers and a puzzler for critics who wondered why they didn’t catch on. Baz Luhrmann’s booming adaptation of The Great Gatsby made F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel a top seller and intensified a decades-long discussion about his Jazz Age classic of status and reinvention. Two gossipy political bestsellers, Mark Leibovich’s This Town and Mark Halperin’s and John Heilemann’s Double Down, showed that disapproval of Washington has much in common with scorn for Hollywood or the rich folks of Fitzgerald’s fiction: Readers like to know how the misbehavers misbehave, the closer to home the better. “People inside the beltway are always interested in what’s going with people inside the beltway,” says Mark LaFramboise, a buyer for the Washingtonbased Politics & Prose Bookstore. Some books are so wished for that just the idea of them starts conversations. A biography and film about J.D. Salinger included the most specific details yet for rumoured posthumous releases by the secretive author of The Catcher of the Rye. At least five books are planned, according to Shane Salerno and David Shields, with new works possibly coming as soon as 2015. Neither Salinger’s literary estate nor his longtime publisher, Little Brown and Company, have commented on the news. They also haven’t denied it. “People would be fascinated by anything from Salinger,” says Stephanie Hochschild, owner of The Book Stall in Winnetka, Ill. In 2013, customers at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Ariz. sought out a history of the only Native American to defeat the U.S. military, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. In Manhattan, a reissue of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Woman Destroyed was purchased by hundreds of people at the McNally Jackson Books, a choice “based on its excellent new package,” according to store owner Sarah McNally. One of the year’s biggest “word of mouth” hits has been Jo Jo Moyes’ novel Me Before You, which has sold more than 100,000 copies just for its e-book edition, according to Penguin. Hochschild said local reading groups love Moyes’ story of a quadriplegic and his caregiver. Another hit at the Book Stall has been The Boys In the Boat, Daniel James Brown’s biography of the American rowing team at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. “We can’t keep it on the shelf,” Hochschild says. “It’s a book about history and a book about human drama. It has something for everybody.”

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those of us who have had a few birthdays or a reader keen to read some entertaining social history. Maeve is quite opinionated in the beginning, mellowing at the end of the book, covering from the 1960s to the 2000s. In the ’60s, among other pieces, Maeve tells about The Nonsense of Etiquette. In the ’70s, she swoons along with all of us over the wedding of Charles and Diana. (Later she covers the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla, quite a different matter.) By 2011, she admits Will and Kate have polished the Royal image again. There is a thoughtful piece on the right to die discussion in the section taken from the 1980s, along with a discussion about the changing laws related to contraception use (this is Ireland and things did not move along all that quickly). I particularly liked the coverage on Margaret Thatcher. Maeve had moved to London by this time and began, like many others, admiring the first lady prime minister. She tells how the government issued bulletins advising people to “check on elderly neighbours.” The government was doing little to help the poor and this

was their best advice. Binchy is not only gossipy and funny, she doesn’t miss anything. The piece called The Man Who Set Up Office In the Ladies is right out of a Monty Python sketch. There are Ten Things You Must Never Say to Anyone With Arthritis worth checking out. This piece comes with advice for making public places more accessible to the disabled. The best article in the whole book, in my opinion is titled Getting It Right At The End. Here is the visit to the dying friend and the non- conversation that takes place. There are the platitudes and outright lies that hinder any meaningful dialogue. Maeve had a friend who had been given three months to live. She asked him, “What were the best things people could do, and what were the worst?” He told her what he thought and his answer will make us all think. You could do worse than put the kettle on, make a large cup of tea and read this. Maeve is wise and garrulous, and she reminds the reader of times past and deeply held values. Peggy Freeman is a local freelance books reviewer.

Doctorow focuses on fiction without formula BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK — The writer, tall and owlish, a sly grin on his face, ambles in soft-soled shoes down the hall of his roomy Upper East Side apartment. His office is a tad disorderly, he says by way of apology, but also, it might seem, as a means of foreshadowing. It’s tempting to imagine E.L. Doctorow, our master channeler of bygone Americas, hunched over a manual typewriter here. Clackety-clack. Sepia tones. Joplin on the Victrola. But Doctorow, who turned 83 this month, rejects the label of “historical novelist” so often ascribed to him, saying the word used to describe his avocation needs no modification. When he sits in this narrow space filled with books and piles of periodicals he’s meaning to read, his fingers meander across the keyboard of a laptop computer, rather than a Smith-Corona. He props his IBM ThinkPad in an awkward posture, wobbling atop a thick book about Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian. “The important thing is to not to be too comfortable when you’re writing,” Doctorow explains. “Noise in the street? That’s good. The computer goes down? That’s good. All these things are good. It has to be a little bit of a struggle.” Doctorow challenges readers of his new novel, Andrew’s Brain, an enigmatic wonder that went on sale Tuesday, to struggle a bit, too. “I do think this book, more than most, is one that judges its readers,” Doctorow says. “If someone is looking for ordinary formulaic fiction, this is not it.” In Andrew’s Brain, Doctorow abandons the mostly linear storytelling form that distinguished his earlier and much-celebrated literary novels, such as the precisely woven and digestible bestsellers The March and The Book of Daniel. “My sense of what a book should be has changed so radically — I like to think for the better,” he says. Doctorow has been amused as advance readers try to unravel the meanings of his latest work. The novel, which somersaults through time and perspective, is mainly built upon an extended conversation between a misfortune-plagued cognitive scientist named Andrew and a frequently befuddled questioner he sometimes calls “Doc.” One reader guessed that Doc is a ventriloquist and Andrew a dummy, Doctorow says, his right eye arching as he sits at the head of the table in a dining room with antiquey pastoral-scene wallpaper. He stops and laughs. “Someone else said that Andrew is a computer,” he recounts. An editor friend read it, then immediately started re-reading it to try to understand it. In a conversation with another friend, Doctorow suggested that the book might be thought of “as an installation.” “And we were both puzzled by what I just said. Why did I say that?” Eventually he settled on the idea of the book existing “in the nature of an installation that you walk into: you get hit by everything at once.” He likes playing with iterations and reiterations. Andrew first spots his future wife while she is doing a handstand at the small college where he’s teaching. In the book’s climactic scene — spoiler alert — Andrew suddenly does a handstand in the Oval Office, alarming the Secret Service. “All of these things sort of light up each other,” he says. In the next room, Doctorow’s wife, Helen, has laid out cheesefilled pastries and placed two pots of coffee — regular and decaf —

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Author E. L. Doctorow discusses his new book, Andrew’s Brain, at his apartment in New York. The book went on sale this week. on a well-worn warming tray set on an enormous kitchen island. “A caterer once told me it was the biggest kitchen she’d ever seen, ‘Except Yoko Ono’s, of course,’ ” Helen says. “I loved that: ‘Of course!’ ’ The couple moved into the fashionable prewar building in 2000, consolidating two households — their home in New Rochelle and their apartment in Greenwich Village — into one. Books were piled everywhere and “triage” was required to thin them. “It looked like the Collyer brothers,” says Helen, referring to the famous hoarders who were the inspiration for Doctorow’s 2009 novel, “Homer & Langley.” In his youth, Doctorow studied drama at Kenyon College in Ohio. He only started getting good parts, he says, when one of his older classmates graduated: that would be Paul Newman. When Doctorow began writing, he decided to use his initials — his full name is Edgar Lawrence Doctorow — because writers he admired had done so, men such as D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster. But friends call him Edgar. Doctorow worked as an editor in the 1960s, poring over the manuscripts of authors such as Ayn Rand, James Baldwin, Norman Mailer and William Kennedy. Later, his tendency to self-edit sometimes led to last-minute dramas. His 1980 novel Loon Lake was already in production when he told the publisher to stop everything after deciding he had “done something tremendously wrong.” “The tone of it was wrong for the young man who was narrating it. He needed more of an edge,” he says. “You want it to be perfect.” Still, he considers the quest for perfection perilous. He launches into a remembrance of “The BirthMark,” a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne about a scientist who marries a beautiful woman but becomes obsessed with a red birthmark on her face. The scientist devises a potion to rid her of the blemish, but when it fades, she dies. As such, Doctorow says he has occasionally left errors in his books. In one early novel, a character removes the blades of a windmill as winter approaches. A reader told him that blades are tied down before storms, rather than removed. He decided not to fix the mistake in future printings. In a sense, it was his book’s birthmark. Doctorow seldom reads his

previous work, though they fill shelves in libraries and bookstores around the world. “There’s an alienation that occurs with your present writing-self and your past writing-self. I could not duplicate right now my first novel. ... Not that I’d want to.” His books became bestsellers and accumulated piles of awards — a National Book Critics Circle prize for Ragtime, a National Book Award for World’s Fair, a PEN/Faulkner for Billy Bathgate. But by the late 1990s, Doctorow was gripped by a “desire to sort of break through and break the mould,” a feeling that took firmer hold while he was writing his 2000 novel, City of God. The ideas for his books invariably stem from images that he can’t erase from his mind. The sight of a group of men in tuxedoes inspired Billy Bathgate, his novel about a teenage boy who becomes the protege of the gangster Dutch Schultz. Andrew’s Brain was triggered by dual memories: an image of a little girl colouring and an emotional conversation Doctorow had with a friend who confided that he had inadvertently killed his child. Over drinks one night, the man told Doctorow about the child dying in his arms after he administered an incorrect medicine with an eye dropper. The travails of his friend — a decent man connected to a string of tragedies — informed Doctorow’s portrait of his character, Andrew. “It is dangerous to stare into yourself,” Andrew says. “You pass through endless mirrors of self-estrangement. This too is the brain’s cunning, that you are not to know yourself.” Andrew wrestles with the nature of his own consciousness. “It’s a kind of jail, the brain’s mind,” he says. The brain, he postulates, can pretend to be the soul. Doctorow suggests that Andrew’s brain “does things before he can stop it from doing them.” But he’s hesitant to impose an interpretation, hoping that readers will arrive at their own conclusions. “The nature of good fiction is that it dwells in ambiguity,” he says. President Barack Obama has sometimes referred to Doctorow as his favourite writer. In December, the president bought a copy of Ragtime at Politics & Prose in Northwest Washington. Doctorow hadn’t known before the 2008 election that Obama read him, but says, “I would have voted for him anyway.”









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HOROSCOPE Friday, Jan. 17 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Zooey Deschanel, 34; Jim Carrey, 52; Betty White, 92 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon continues its transit through attention-seeking Leo. Our emotions and our gestures are more dramatic and grandiose. Today’s motto is to go big or go home. Take this opportunity to get involved in some recreational, fun-loving, pleasurable activities that will naturally make you feel vibrant and young at ASTRO heart. Once Mercury sextiles UraDOYNA nus, ingenious thoughts will flow like waterfalls. Fresh, original ideas will give birth to exquisite inventions! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, an introvertive year awaits for you. It appears that your mind will be focused on making money and increasing your wealth. Litigation and inheritance matters will come into the picture this year and the verdict is on the bright side. Remain hopeful and things will follow through. ARIES (March 21-April 19): When you put your mind into something, there’s little than can stay in your way. Not only will you feel closer and appreciated by others today, but you will also gain their trust. Others will willingly want to confess to you their little, painful secrets. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are gaining a higher social status and the recognition for all your efforts are being rewarded accordingly. You stand high and empowered, while this is boosting your sense of self-esteem to an ultimate high. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This day has a conflicting effect to it. You have all the necessary tools to succeed and move forward yet you find yourself stuck by the inability to make yourself understood properly. If you are uncertain about certain career choices, postpone your assessments for another day. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re comfortably numb for the most part of the day. Even though you are not in the spotlight right now, you prefer to deal with the unfinished business first. It’s a great day to retreat from the crowd and to work on your own self. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): One of your parents might request you to be more present at home or ask you to fulfill some duties. Even though they might restrict you in some dutiful way, your heart and soul wants to expand in grandiose manners. You can also benefit from a social gathering. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The perception that you have towards a partner is giving you many doubts. You don’t know which direction you should be heading to. Your heart’s desire is not giving you enough hints as to be able to clearly read their intentions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Success can come to you through legal matters or through travelling. Relationships with others should run pretty smoothly right now and if single, a new love interest may awake your curiosity. You are creating a world of your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your relationship with your parents should greatly improve at this time. You feel like you are growing and prospering together. There could be private talks about the history of your ancestors or even a subject about an inheritance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Business alliances should go extremely well under the current celestial trends. You reach out to others, be it your network or your own siblings and you can expect a marvelous response in return. Love will blossom as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You find the right balance in your professional life. Coworkers seem more cooperative and helpful. Your improved lifestyle is giving you a sense of well-being and stability which you so crave for. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re in the mood to have some well-deserved fun. And, who or what is stopping you from fully expressing yourself when you got so much pleasure to experience on your agenda today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your own personal space might expand and you might want to have more guests over. You are also hopeful about an old issue which you needed to resolve. Private talks are working in your benefit. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.


History of heavy drinking can speed mental decline

Dear Annie: My husband’s fam- My family was deeply offended ily came to town for a week over by my in-laws’ usurping our only the holidays. We made plans to be evening together. Am I crazy to with them every evening except think he should have honored the one. original plans? — Still Angry My parents were in the final Dear Still: Your husband is stages of a job relocation and wrong to think your plans should were leaving town that be changed because same weekend. We someone else reargave my family the one ranged them without evening, Sunday, that your knowledge or perwas not delegated to mission. my in-laws. He obviously wanted My husband’s parto spend time with his ents asked us twice to family and not yours, go out to dinner with which was unfair unthem and their friends der the circumstances. on that same evening. When you agreed to atWe politely declined tend his family’s dinboth times, explaining ner, you also should that we had plans. have set a time to leave MITCHELL That Sunday mornand done so, regardless & SUGAR ing, we found out that of where you were in my in-laws had made the meal. dinner reservations for A better compromise us anyway. Somehow, would have been for to my husband, this meant we him to have dinner with his folks had to reconsider our options. I while you spent the time with thought it was extremely rude. yours. While not ideal, it would After several hours of arguing, have been better than anger, remy husband and I compromised sentment and an argument. by saying we would go to dinner Now let it go. You’ll do better with his parents, eat quickly and next time. then spend the rest of the evening Dear Annie: My grandma died with my parents. six months ago, and I miss her Well, dinner was a disaster. more than anything. Life just isn’t One couple was an hour late, and the same without her. my in-laws insisted on waiting for I’m only 13 years old, and this them. Then, my husband and I, confuses me. I’m mad at God for along with his brother, were put at taking my grandma from me. My the “children’s” table with three friends say I haven’t been the kids under the age of 13. After we same, that I’m gloomy and moody finally managed to leave, we ran and have a short temper. to my parents’ house only to find My sister shows hardly any everyone else had gone. emotion, but I can’t think about My husband considers this a my grandma without crying. I successful outcome, but I do not. feel like I’m taking too long in my


grieving process. Am I? Do you have any suggestions? — Crying Granddaughter Dear Crying: We are so sorry to hear about your grandma. Obviously, you were close to her and miss her terribly. There is no set timetable for grieving, and some people take longer than others. However, if you haven’t managed to move beyond your initial depressed state for six months, please ask your parents to make an appointment for you to see your doctor and a grief counselor, and perhaps discuss this with your clergyperson to understand how God could take your grandma from you. Talking to others who are trained to discuss your grief can help enormously. Dear Annie: The 42-year-old lady who said she doesn’t have many friends and never could read body language well has classic symptoms of Asperger syndrome (recently renamed high-functioning autism). My son wasn’t diagnosed until he was 17, and it has made a world of difference. He was always a bit quirky — a round peg in a square hole. Most people with Asperger’s are highly intelligent and dependable and find it difficult to lie because they see the world very literally. — HFA Mom Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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NEW YORK — Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they’ve been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests. The study of about 5,000 British civil servants found that over a decade, the added decline was the equivalent of about two extra years of aging for a combined measure of mental abilities like reasoning, and about six years for memory. The heavy drinkers’ abilities were compared to those of men who drank moderately or abstained. It’s no surprise that heavy alcohol consumption can affect the brain, but the study focuses on an age range that has received much less attention from alcohol researchers than the elderly and college students. The work was published online Wednesday by the journal Neurology. Researchers found no such effect in women, but the study included too few female heavy drinkers to test the effect of drinking the same amount as in men, said Severine Sabia, a study author from University College London. She said it was not possible to identify a specific minimum level of consumption at which the risk begins in men. Her study used data from over 20 years. Using questionnaires, researchers calculated the men’s average daily

intake of alcohol for the decade up to when they were an average of 56 years old. Then, they tracked decline in mental abilities over the following decade from tests administered every five years. Accelerated decline was seen for the heaviest-drinking group, which included 469 men with a wide range of alcohol intake. The minimum amount was the equivalent of about 13 ounces of wine a day or about 30 ounces of beer. The maximum was about three times that. Men drinking that minimum amount are not necessarily at risk for accelerated mental decline, since the results pertain to the category overall, said Sara Jo Nixon, a substance abuse researcher.

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THE BAND PERRY PUSHES THEIR SOUND SQUARELY INTO GLAM ROCK TERRITORY AT THE CENTRIUM The Band Perry blew into Red Deer like a southern typhoon, sweeping some 4,700 fans into its energetic vortex of gothic-flavoured country rock on Wednesday night. The three Perry siblings worked the Centrium crowd with all the gusto of a hair band from the ’80s. With sequined Kimberly Perry singing every song like it was her last and Reid Perry playing the bass LANA like he was in MICHELIN Aerosmith, only the melodic plinking of Neil Perry’s mandolin and Jason Fitz’s soulful electric violin kept the over-the-top tunes on this side of Freddie Mercury and Queen. But who’s complaining if the American trio pushed their sound well past country, squarely into glam rock territory? It was quite a show as The Band Perry proved to be consummate showmen (and woman). Fans’ fists were pumped into the air as the group opened with DONE, which is not written in capitals for nothing. As Kimberly sang, “Don’t wanna be under your thumb, All I wanna be is done!” three large video screens at the back of the stage flashed real-time images of the performers. Smokin’ electric guitar riffs by Andy Davis also added extra oomph to a song about not putting up with any crap. The siblings, who were backed by two guitarists, a drummer and fiddle player, next sang Night Gone Wasted about cutting loose — a sentiment appreciated by the mostly young, female crowd. Performing “is one part therapy and two parts recess ... we get to leave our troubles at the door and be one big family under this roof,” said Kimberly, as fans shrieked their approval. The silhouetted image of a crow perched on branches hung with broken hearts was projected onto the video screens, casting a gothic tinge on You Lie, one of the band’s big hits. A love song to Red Deer was delivered with All Your Life — followed by a pep talk by the black-clad siblings. “Be proud of yourself, no matter what,” said Kimberly, who played the acoustic guitar as well as sang. The blond recalled her awkward teenage years when a relative left her shattered with the nebulous remark, “You


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The Band Perry with from the left, siblings, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry perform on stage at the Centrium in Red Deer on Wednesday. know, Kimberly, some girls are just so beautiful — be happy that you’re smart!” Reid confided that some people try to bring him down a notch by stating, “‘Your hair is way too long for country music’ ... I say, ‘I’m not going to cut it!’ ” Holding up his compact mandolin, Neil said, he’s heard the comment, “Does that come in a man’s size? ... You know what I say? ‘I put the man in mandolin!’ ” he added, prompting laughter from the crowd. On the empowerment song I’m A Keeper, with the memorable lyric “your daddy is a pistol and you’re a son of a gun,” the musicians managed to crank up their energy level to about 120 per cent. There was a big finish that entailed Kimberly dramatically climbing to the top of a long set of stairs, one arm raised in the air. More heightened lyrics could be heard on Postcard from Paris, about being disenchanted with a steady romantic partner after being blown away by


Stretch your guitar horizons at concert BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Before there was Eddie Van Halen or Jimi mi Henowicz. drix, there was Matteo Carcassi and Jan Bobrowicz. The latter Polish guitarist was particularly known e midfor his flamboyant showmanship. During the ” for 1800s, he was dubbed “the Chopin of guitar” his jaw-dropping performances. iCompositions by both of these classical guitarists, as well as other works from the 1820s to the 1960s, will be on the program when Red Deer guitarist Shannon Frizzell performs on Sunday at the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College. The RDC music instructor said he respects contemporary rock guitarists — in fact he grew up as a fan of AC/DC and Metallica — but hopes his concert will stretch some people’s idea of what constitutes virtuosic guitar playing. “Some of these are cool pieces, are fun to play, but they’ve never had much life,” in termss of modern concert hall mileage, said Frizzell. He refers to Carlos Chavez’s Three Pieces forr Guitar from 1922, which were recorded a few times and then largely forgotten. Frizzell be-

the sight of someone else, and Chainsaw, about wanting to obliterate the initials carved into a tree by an inconstant lover. The group also performed Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Pioneer, Double Heart, a spine-tingling version of Amazing Grace, and a cover of Queen’s Fat-Bottomed Girls, with Neil singing lead. But the two biggest hits were saved for the encore. If I Die Young, The Band Perry’s quadruple-platinum-selling, No. 1, crossover single sounded that much more poignant with several thousand young voices singing along, absolutely in tune — a rare and breathtaking achievement. The powerhouse trio wrapped with the searing Better Dig Two, another southern gothic number about obsessive, slightly deranged love. As stage smoke curled around their legs, all three siblings upped the tension by pounding in unison on big drums. Like Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering

lieves people will still enjoy hearing these “earthy” earthy works that almost have an Etruscan feel. The 46-year-old, who grew up in Red Deer and studied in Edmonton, at RDC and the University of Lethbridge, will also perform seven brief studies from Etudes Melodiques Progressive, Opus 60 (1853) by Carcassi. The Italian guitarist and composer has a hazy history, but is thought to have fought on the side of Napoleon at Waterloo. Scholars have studied some of Carcassi’s works as they were originally written, to try to decipher which kind of fingering was initially used t o play

Heights and the Twilight saga, this song about undying devotion hits exactly the right notes for young, starry-eyed romantics — proving The Band Perry knows its audience. However, the group’s real strength lies in also being plenty entertaining for those outside this demographic. The concert was opened by Florida singer Easton Corbin and Calgary’s Lindsay Ell. Corbin is a mainstream country singer who has been compared to George Strait. Yes, he is traditional and has a pleasing enough way with a song, delivering A little More Country Than That, All About Tonight and That’ll Make You Wanna Drink — which sounds tailor-made for a Bud Lite commercial. Ell, who was discovered by Randy Bachman, impressed us with her ultracool lead guitar playing, as much for as her voice, on tunes such as Trippin’ on Us. them them, said Frizzell, wh who’s learning this in his master’s p program studies a at the University o of Calgary. “What they’re ffinding is that iit’s simpler than w what the modern min mind did with it and it rea really worked quite well.” Grand Variations for Guitarr (1843) by Bo Bobrowicz are also on his concert bill, as are Homenaja pour Guitare (1920) by Manuel de Falla, and a Japanese fo folk song, Sakura, Theme and Variations, w written in 1960 by Yuquijiro Yocoh. Frizzell will be joined by fellow U of C student Mustaf Mustafa Kamaliddin. They will pla play a duet — Prelude, Fugu Fugue and Variation, Opus 18 (1862) by Caesar Franck — and Kamaliddin will also perform a solo pie piece. Friz Frizzell believes a lot of guitarists from today’s rock and metal bands realize they owe a debt to those who came before them. They talk about classical guitar as “a mysteriou terious zenith. ... Going to see (a classical conce concert) would be like takin taking a pilgrimage to M Mecca or seeing a guru somewhere.” H He said he always enj enjoys performing and the chance it provid provides to turn more listene listeners on to the classical gu guitar sound. Ticke Tickets for the 2 p.m. concert a are $23.10 ($18.90 students/se students/seniors) from the Black Knigh Knight Ticket Centre. lmicheli

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Metaphysical murder series fixated on the sordid thrills of character BY WILLA PASKIN ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK — Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are actors with a kinship — Southern fellers with a lackadaisical manner, sleazy charm and a wily intelligence they often seem happy for you to mistake for stupidity. They worked together on 1999’s Ed TV and 2009’s Surfer, Dude, in which McConaughey played a meta-distillation of his onetime public persona: an allergic-to-shirts, just-keep-livin’ stoner bro. In retrospect, it seems that it was the double toke of Surfer, Dude and the execrable Ghosts of Girlfriends Past that snapped McConaughey out of his decade of willful underachieving in the rom-com slums and launched him into our current welcome moment of peak McConaughey. Harrelson, who never underachieved as consistently as McConaughey, also did some of his best work soon after Surfer, Dude, delivering his best performance in years in 2009’s The Messenger, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Wide awake, McConaughey and Harrelson join forces once again, this time in something befitting not just their pecs but their talents: HBO’s magisterial eight-episode series True Detective, a big-time serious drama that is just as awesome — not only in the Surfer, Dude sense but in the awe-inspiring sense — as it so clearly aspires to be. Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto (who previously worked on The Killing — you can’t judge a man just by his résumé) and with every episode directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre), True Detective is a metaphysical murder series, fixated on the sordid thrills of character. (Pizzolatto told Alan Sepinwall “I have literally no interest in serial killers, and I have no interest in trying to shock or gross people out with a portrayal of gore.”) Creepy, gorgeous, unsettling and searching, it has — for lack of a better word — a literary quality, an accretion of meaningful detail. You can push on any aspect of the show — every line, every shot, every bruise — and it bears up. The show is substantial enough to overthink, In fact, overthinking it — noodling on its themes, ideas, images, lines — is one of its signal pleasures. The series begins in Louisiana in both 1995 and 2012. In 2012, former detectives Marty Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey) are separately being interviewed about a murder case they worked in ’95, allegedly because the files for that case were ruined in a hurricane. The series flashes back to the past as they relate how they solved the case, one in which a woman was slashed, drugged, tortured and then found posed out-of-doors wearing a crown of antlers. This possible occult, possible serial murder is just one of True Detective’s many, layered mysteries. First among them: What happened to Rust Cohle? After 17 years, Marty has lost some hair and his wedding band, but he is recognizable as the cocky man he used to be. But Rust has undergone a more serious physical transformation. McConaughey is still working with his Dallas Buyers Club skin-andbones look, and the younger Rust is wiry and muscular, his brown bangs flopping over his gaunt face. Seventeen years later, he has transformed into a kind of redneck hippie, his graying hair parted in the middle and held back in a ponytail, chain-smoking and chain-drinking, his intensity, though not his intelligence, diminished. Do people change? Or is change just an illusion? Cohle and Hart caught a murderer, but someone out there is murdering again. The show covers a 17-year period, on both ends of which Marty and Rust are nearly strangers. Marty’s wife, Maggie (Michelle Monaghan), tells Rust people can change, but a few scenes before she insists to Marty that no one really changes deep down inside. In shot after shot, trains or ships or cars cut through the gorgeous Louisiana landscape. Things are constantly in motion, but that may just mean they are staying ever more the same. Marty and Rust, at least, are not quite as they are first presented to us. Marty, married with two kids, is introduced as the audience surrogate, a self-described “regular-type guy,” who is being questioned about brilliant oddball Rust, and not the other way around. “Past a certain age, a man without a family can be a bad thing,” Marty says of Rust, and this, initially, seems a fair assessment. Rust has a drinking problem and heavy emotional baggage. He lives alone in a spare room with a mattress on the floor and books about murderers on a shelf. He is consumed with existential questions and describes himself as a philosophical pessimist. He says things like, “I think human consciousness is a misstep in evolution. We are things that labour under the illusion of having a self, programmed with total assurance that we are somebody, when in fact we are nobody.” After such theorizing it is Marty who steps in, the audience stand-in, to check this high-falutin’ philosophizing, to roll his eyes, to keep the pretentiousness contained. But as the show unfolds, this seemingly simple presentation — regular Joe partnered with unnerving not-so-regular Joe — reveals itself to be a manipulation to draw us in. Marty really is regular: He possesses some nasty qualities and an all-too-common tendency to comprehend the world exclusively through his own experiences and ego.

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Red Deer artist Paul Boultbee stopped by the Harris-Warke Gallery at Sunworks this week to check on the comments his exhibit is garnering. Tiny Moments, a project Boultbee began in August 2012, became an experiment with a variety of textures and media. The idea was to create 365 squares in order to illustrate a year, Boultbee says in an artist’s statement. The works, displayed in days and months of one year, will be on exhibit until Feb. 15. A reception will be held at the gallery Friday Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

EXHIBITS RED DEER GALLERIES ● Tiny Moments by Red Deer artist Paul Boultbee at Harris-Warke Gallery features 365 paintings supplemented by an item from the newspaper, representing a calendar year. The exhibit is open until Feb. 15. ● Look a Little Deeper by artist/photographer Kimberley Porter will be on display at The Hub on Ross Gallery from Jan. 1 to 30. ● The Best of the West Travelling Studio Art Quilts Associates Trunk Show is showing at Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch Dec. 31 to March 2. ● Unfiltered: Waskasoo Park Through A Photographer’s Lens Group Show is up at Marjorie Wood Gallery at Kerry Wood Nature Centre Feb. 15. ● Works of Emily Thomson at Velvet Olive Lounge will be displayed until Jan. 30. ● Expedition Arctic: 1913-1918 is a traveling exhibit from Canadian Museum of Civilization in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature and features over 250 outstanding artifacts, including many on display for the first time, now open at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until Feb. 17. Phone 403-309-8405. ● Steps Through Time is a look back on the evolution of select sports footwear now on at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore the progression and evolution of various equipment, glimpse the history and the modifications, that make sports equipment, to make it faster, safer and more

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — As Kristen Stewart, Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have learned, the Sundance Film Festival in the mountains of Utah is the ideal destination to get away from it all and work on that career shift. Robert Redford’s two-week celebration of independent cinema kicked off its 30th year Thursday in Park City, Utah, with a lineup that includes 117 feature films. One of them is Camp X-Ray, in which Stewart plays against type as a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends a prisoner. Stewart, who was last at the festival in 2010 when she was promoting her role as Joan Jett in The Runaways, says Camp X-Ray was one of the rare scripts she’d read that made her want to work again after her two-year acting hiatus after the Twilight movies. “At my age it’s difficult to find stuff that isn’t completely derivative,” said the 23-year-old in a recent interview. “Most parts are imitating something else that was popular.” With Snow White and the Huntsman 2 coming in 2015, Stewart’s big-budget franchise days are far from over. “But it’s a little bit more difficult to create the environment that I thrive in on a bigger movie,” she explains. “I prefer doing smaller ones. They’re quicker. I like intensive things and then I like to walk away.” For Gordon-Levitt, persistence has paid off. This will be his seventh consecutive year at Sundance and he’ll be presenting the first three episodes of HitRecord on TV. It’s the cable TV extension (airing on the Pivot network) of his, a website dedicated to giving artists a platform to share and develop their work. “HitRecord started at Sundance in 2005 in a way,” says Gordon-Levitt. “But it was more of an informal hobby.” Then, in 2010, it was launched at Sundance as an official production company. Gordon-Levitt says the fest “feels like a home away from home,” which made it the perfect place last year to debut his first feature film, the porn addiction tale Don Jon. Looking back on a whirlwind year full of HitRecord

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● The Hideout has Scotty Hills on stage on Feb. 2 for the premiere of R&B /roots tunes from his forthcoming album, and the debut of a new stripped-down drum/guitar show that will tour the 2014 summer festival circuit. The Wilderness of Manitoba will be on stage at The Hideout on Feb. 8 singing some new folk tunes. ● The Vat features Shane Philip tonight, and then at a local yoga studio on Jan. 19. Enjoy this multi-instrumentalist in his unique blend of guitar, drums, and didgeridoo. See www. ● The District Eatery and Lounge has live band Don Berner Sextet from Edmonton performing songs from their new album Live Letters to a Rat Free Capital on Jan. 30. For tickets and details, see or contact ● The Centrium hosts Hedley on April 6 with Classified as special guest. ● The Memorial Centre welcomes back Jesse Cook on Feb. 28 on his Blue Guitar Tour. John McDermott will be at the Memorial Centre on April 4 as part of his Twentieth Anniversary Tour. Tickets available from Black Knight Ticket Centre, 403-755-6626.






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into the park. Lorne Cameron, who brings familiar flourishes from 2006 film Over the Hedge, joins Lepeniotis in scriptwriting. They keep engagement at bay with a busy story, while forcing a bit too much hubris on a young audience. But if The Nut Job fails to connect through its characters it deserves praise for being a visually inspired effort, with clear homage paid to 1950s animation styles, especially Warner Bros. classics. Set in a world of coal chutes, guys in snappy fedoras and those tan-and-burgundy streetcars so familiar to people of a certain age, The Nut Job looks terrific. The nostalgia piles up with familiar visuals that will take parents back to Saturday morning TV cartoons. But the computer-generated fur and 3D effects, (only remarkable in a popcorn explosion that sends kernels flying into the theatre) are definitely 2014. So if the visual vibe leans toward a gentler and more art-forward time in animation storytelling, what stopped the filmmakers from following through and applying the same care and style to the script and characters? Instead, we get a bunch of (very) shrill know-it-alls and jerks in yet another talking-animal story that goes exactly where expected. And yes, as seems to be required of all animated characters now, they are also lustily farting. Linda Barnard is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

Marty tell a woman her daughter is dead and even as she is mourning, the camera flashes to a framed photo on a shelf, alongside her children’s pictures, of a bunch of Klan men mounted on horses, posing for the camera. Sheriffs take a cut from whorehouses and cops don’t return calls from black churches. People are poor and drunk and drugged. They get lost. They die and no one knows they’re gone. But True Detective is never quite depressing. There is something invigorating about watching a show this searching. Its mood, its details, its performances,

its genre pleasures are so exacting and exceptional that it can be fearlessly eggheady. It’s a rejoinder to HBO’s other show that wants to be about big ideas, Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom, a series that stomps and snorts and

screams about the shortage of smart, demanding, mind-expanding television for intelligent people without actually being any of those things. True Detective is all of them, without the tantrum, just the goods.

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The Nut Job Two stars (out of four) Rated: PG You may admire larcenous purple squirrel Surly’s tenacity in The Nut Job. But when it comes to carrying a screen comedy, he’s just not up to Scrat. Scrat, the bug-eyed, acorn-obsessed prehistoric squirrel star of the franchise Ice Age franchise, packs far more entertainment into his wordless antics than the wisecracking park-dwellers of The Nut Job. In fact, selfish lone-wolf squirrel Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) is a mostly unlikeable hero, a concept that’s probably too sophisticated for kids who are only looking for a colourful place to munch popcorn for 90 minutes while they cheer talking animals. In fact, the biggest laughs and only squeals of delight at a recent screening came during the closing credits, when an animated version of South Ko-


DETECTIVE: Smart, demanding, mindexpanding TV All of his claims about the necessity of family and rules and fatherhood in curtailing a man’s destructive urges are projections of his own needs and limitations, not Rust’s. As in the Scandinavian crime show The Bridge, we are encouraged to identify with the normal character, only for the show to counter-suggest that it is the person who does not hew to social niceties who has the more robust, effective, honorable moral code. And Rust’s ethics, unlike those of Marty and, as Marty puts it, “everyone else in a 1,000-mile radius,” don’t even rely on God. True Detective is unique on television in its treatment of religion: not only, unlike most TV shows, does it treat religion at all, but it gets pretty damn blasphemous. When the case leads them to a tent revival meeting, Rust disparages the IQ of everyone assembled, leading to a debate with Marty about whether religion reins in bad behaviour. Marty thinks that without religion, society would be more debauched and murderous; Marty just thinks sins performed in secret would be public. “If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then, brother,” Rust says, “that person is a piece of [expletive] and I’d like to get as many of them out in the open as possible.” Marty offers an effective enough rejoinder, but the show seems squarely on Rust’s side: he has described Marty’s behavior — doing bad, in secret — precisely. The world of True Detective is dark. Rust and


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rean puffball rapper (and Super Bowl pistachio shiller) Psy horsey-danced his way across the screen with various cast members to his monster hit, Gangnam Style. The Nut Job offers up a typical critter-versus-humans tale in this CanadaSouth Korea co-production directed by Peter Lepeniotis and inspired by his 2005 short film Surly Squirrel. The brightly coloured, furry beings who reside in an urban park are looking to supplement their dwindling winter food supply by raiding the shuttered nut shop across the street. Coincidentally, it’s the same place that bad-guy gangsters plan to use as their cover while they tunnel into the bank next door. Banished from the park by head creature Raccoon (Liam Neeson, sounding like the biggest downer of all time) after a destructive mishap, Surly insists he’ll have no trouble going it alone. He reluctantly lets taciturn rat pal Buddy (looking like a scruffy cousin of Ratatouille rat chef Remy, minus the smarts and charm) tag along. Park-dwelling squirrels Andie (Katherine Heigl), a sensible, bossypants sort, and self-absorbed prettyboy Grayson (Brendan Fraser) scamper off to complete the nut hunt but keep running into trouble from Surly. Surly has problems of his own, thanks to a gangster’s desperate-toplease pug named Precious (Maya Rudolph). She’s more engaging than any of the wild bunch taking part in a series of pun-packed, perilous efforts to get the nut stash out of the store and

TORONTO — The Quebec team behind the HIV drama Dallas Buyers Club is cheering a slew of big Oscar nominations, including nods for best film, best actor, best supporting actor and best film editing for Martin Pensa. Pensa said Thursday from Montreal that he could hardly believe the news. “It’s unreal, it feels very unreal,” Pensa said soon after a morning announcement from Beverly Hills, Calif., also revealed Canuck nods in sound and music categories. “But I’m super happy for sure, it’s incredible.” Pensa shares the nomination with someone named John Mac McMurphy but details were scant on his identity. Reports online suggested McMurphy was actually a pseudonym for the film’s Quebec director, Jean-Marc Vallee, but requests for confirmation were not immediately returned. Dallas Buyers Club also earned nods for best original screenplay, and makeup and hairstyling. Pensa bemoaned the fact Vallee was shut out of the best director category but said the C.R.A.Z.Y. auteur can take pride in the fact that star Matthew McConaughey and co-star Jared Leto scored high-profile acting nods. “They didn’t put him as best director unfortunately but he got best picture and best actors so that’s a big win for him,” said Pensa, who first collaborated with Vallee on the filmmaker’s acclaimed Cafe de Flore. Pensa said he spoke with Vallee as soon as he spotted multiple mentions for Dallas Buyers Club, but didn’t notice that he himself was up for editing. “I didn’t know about the editing part. I called (Vallee to offer) my congratulations for best picture and the actors and the screenplay,” he said, not divulging any information about the identity of his co-editor McMurphy. Vallee said in a statement that the Oscar kudos were “a beautiful way” to conclude his adventure with Dallas Buyers Club, which stars an emaciated McConaughey as HIV-positive activist Ron Woodroof and a slimmed-down Leto as a drag queen. “My collaborators and I have had an amazing time making this film,” Vallee said in a statement issued minutes after the nominations came out. “Today we all share a collective sense of pride as we have had the opportunity to spotlight a part of history that’s both beautiful and sometimes painful to remember, and been able to tell a story which has touched the hearts of many.”


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CHAPMAN Mabel Edith Born April 22, 1926 in Bexhill, England, Mabel passed away peacefully in Red Deer on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She will be dearly missed by her son, John (Jane); daughter, Sally; grandson, Sean; as well as many other family members and friends. The family wishes to hold a private ceremony at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.


McGOWEN Dale With great sadness the family of Dale McGowen announce his passing December 27, 2013 at the age of 83. He is survived by his daughter, Colleen (Perry) Peterson; grandchildren Natalie

and Crystal Noble, Jason Caldwell and Kelsi McCrindle; sister, Judy (Don) Anderson of Brooks, AB.; cousin Shirley Heintz of Minot, N.D.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dale was born in Cabri, SK. He was a hard worker on ranches, trucking and the oilpatch. The job he enjoyed the most was working for the City of Calgary watering trees, allowing him to visit people and pet their dogs. When he retired he moved to Waskasoo Towers and had many friends. Dale enjoyed curling, ball games from the comfort of his recliner; playing pool, crib or sitting by the water with a fishing pole. He loved any kind of a get together with family and friends. There always was joking and laughter. He especially enjoyed Phil’s for breakfast and Black Knight Inn for lunch. He loved how Nancy and Jackie treated us like family instead of customers.

Dale will be missed and remembered as a true gentleman and for his huge kind heart. His celebration of love is Saturday, January 18, from 2 - 4 pm. at 4810-54 St. Red Deer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the R.D. Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Ave. T4R 3S6.

LANCTOT Richard (Rick) Roy 1944 - 2014 It is with great sadness that the family of Rick Lanctot announces his passing on January 11, 2014 at the age of 69. After a courageous battle with pneumonia, Rick passed away in his sleep with family by his side. Born in Melfort Saskatchewan, Rick lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed curling, baseball, chuck wagons, water skiing, stock car racing, camping, bowling, and in his younger years boxing. He even played the drums and loved entertaining and travelling. He always had a new joke to share or some smart ass comment to make you laugh. Rick loved watching sports and was an avid SK Roughrider fan who knew all the stats. Sales was his lifelong career path, he could even sell ice to the Eskimos. Rick enjoyed meeting new people. A great asset of Rick was his ability to socialize and would help anyone he could. We invite you to join us in his Celebration of Life at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Please wear your jersey even if it’s not green, Rick loved a good rival. If you have any good photo’s please forward to or Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Lenore Jacobson, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421

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. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Doreen, sons Kevin (Brittany Joll) of Red Deer and Greg of Calgary. Also to cherish Wayne’s memory are numerous family members and the many friends made over the years. Wayne’s family would like to extend a sincere “THANK YOU” to the nurses and staff of the ICU at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for the care Wayne received recently and to those of the Red Deer Public School Distict # 104 and C.U.P.E. # 1012 who worked with Wayne over the years, been so caring, helpful and expressed their condolences. Family and friends are invited to an informal Celebration of Wayne’s life being held at the Chalet in Westerner Park, Red Deer on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.. 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 meaningfulmemorials@ MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE RED DEER 587-876-4944



LIIKALA Mary Cecilia Mary passed away peacefully at Fairview Long Term Care on January 15, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Mary is survived by her sons Norman (Jean), David (Bev), daughter Barb (Ray) and numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Thora and Peder Pederson, sisters Johanna (Dyrland), Carrie (Shales), brother Ivar Ophus, daughter Judy Charron, son in-law Maurice Charron and grandson Sheldon Ponto. A Memorial Service and luncheon will be held Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Eckville at 2:00 PM. Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

MCDONALD Velma Marie Dec. 21, 1935 - Jan. 11, 2014 With heavy hearts, full of love, the family of Velma McDonald (Tootie) announces the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 78. Velma fought a long courageous battle with Alzheimer`s disease which she battled with grace and dignity. Velma is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Charles, her children; Colin of Chetwynd, B.C., Valerie (Jim) of Red Deer, Lisa of Lacombe and John (Carrie) of Kelowna. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Rylan, Noah, Ashton, Kaelan, Kaeden and Grayden. Velma was predeceased by her parents Fred and Rena Magee; her infant son Ross; and her infant grandson Taylor. Velma also leaves behind 4 brothers and two sisters; Bill, Clifford, Leroy, Melvin, Viola and Marlene. Velma will always be remembered for her kind and generous ways. She was an avid baker and cook. She loved being a grandmother and held a very special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for in the spring. Donations may be made in Velma’s name of the Red Deer Alzheimer’s Society, Suite # 105, 4419 50 Ave. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3Z5 or a charity of the donor`s choice.

MILGATE Twila Gwenne Twila Gwenne Milgate (age 65) passed away January 12th, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, peacefully holding hands with Ken, her husband of 46 years. She is now enjoying her physical freedom at home with her Heavenly Father. Twila was born January 16th, 1948 in Drumheller, Alberta to parents Walter and Joy Bertsch. She spent her early years on the family farm and went to school in Calgary, completing her education with the Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg in 1964. Following this, she worked as a bank teller for Alberta Treasury Branch in Calgary and met Ken in August 1966. They were engaged in November of that same year and married March 23, 1967. Twila is survived by her daughter Colleen (Devin), son Kent (Carrie), son Alan (Marcia), nine grandchildren Dustin, Colbin (Jenna), Kellin, Tiara (Damien), Bryton, Talon, Drew, Trey, Charlize, her mother Joy, brother Daryl (Debbie), mother-in-law Evelyn and brother-in-law Ron (Joyce). She was predeceased by her father Walter and father-in-law Gordon. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Livingstones Church, 2020 40th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, with luncheon immediately following. A visitation for immediate family only will also be held at the Church at 10:30 a.m., with a private internment at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1S9. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at



STOLEE Doug Douglas James Stolee passed DR. LESLIE JEAN COVE away peacefully with his wife at his side, on Tuesday, January Gordon and Debbie Cove are very happy to announce that 14, 2014, at the Red Deer their daughter, Leslie has Hospital, at the age of 71 years. Doug was born October 19, achieved her PhD in Philosophy (Sociology) from McMaster 1942, in Red Deer, Alberta. University. We would like to Doug was predeceased by extend our appreciation for his daughter, Dana Marie; all those who had a role in mother, Mildred; and father, Sigvald (Sig). Doug’s spirit her education at Hunting Hills High School, especially her will live on in his loving wife great mentor, Brian Olajos. of 42 years, Bernice Alice; Dr. Cove is currently a senior daughter, Lee Ann (Tim) Waines; policy analyst with the adored grandchildren, Carson Government of Alberta. Douglas, and Preslee May and in the countless friends and colleagues whose lives he impacted over the years. Doug grew up and went to school in Red Deer, and had Marriages a great memory for the changing landscape of our city. He was a devoted employee who worked for Canada Safeway Ltd. for more than 40 years. He shared 42 years of marriage with his best friend and dancing partner, Bernice. We all knew Doug to be a gentle soul with a quick-wit and a kind heart. He will be sadly missed. A memorial service for Douglas James Stolee will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. A reception in Doug’s memory will follow. As an expression of sympathy, COVE - CHRISTIANSON memorial donations in Doug’s name may be made directly Gordon and Debbie Cove are to the Canadian Cancer Society, very pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, 101 6751-52 Avenue, Red Deer, Dr. Michelle Cove to AB, T4N 4K8. Dr. Mathew Christianson Condolences may be forwarded of Latrobe, PA on to the family by visiting August 17, 2013 in Banff, AB. The happy couple reside Arrangements entrusted to in Greensburg, PA. EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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Johns Manville is a Berkshire Hathaway Company and a world leader in the berglass manufacturing industry. Its modern Canadian insulation plant is located in Innisfail, Alberta. This attractive town is located close to Red Deer and 1 hour from Calgary: We require a:


Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:






Counter Salesperson A local company requires an enthusiastic person for counter sales. Email resume to

Call Prodie: 403-314-4301 for more info


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With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599


Call Jamie 403-314-4306



As a member of the Mechanical Maintenance Team, you must have the following skills, qualications and experience: ¾ Fully Qualied Millwright with an Alberta Journeyman Millwright Trade Certicate or equivalent ¾ A minimum of 3 years industrial plant maintenance experience ¾ Good communication skills ¾ Above average teamwork skills ¾ Basic computer skill (Microsoft Ofce & Outlook) ¾ SAP Maintenance Management System experience is an asset ¾ Willing to work shift work if necessary We strive for safety, quality and customer service in everything we do. If you are a high energy individual who enjoys working in Teams, as well as individually, we invite you to apply. We offer a non-smoking environment that promotes quality of work life and employee involvement as well as an excellent compensation and benet package. Please forward your resume, in condence, by Feb 4th, 2014 to: Johns Manville Canada Inc. 5301-42 Avenue Innisfail, Alberta, T4G 1A2 Fax: 403-227-7196 Email:

(Reliable vehicle needed.)

Requires Full Time



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looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $15.00/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.



Duties include:

- Service Writing - Warranty Administration - Service Scheduling - Maintaining Paper Flow 353002A23

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.

- Outgoing - Organized - Mechanically Inclined - Computer Proficient - Previous Experience A Must

• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits. Apply by: Email: Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn: Bill/Service

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.






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INGLEWOOD AREA Isherwood Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA Law Close / Lewis Close Langford Close Lamont Close Lund Close

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Journeyman Millwright

RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 D7


FUSION PRODUCTION SYSTEMS INC., a growing, well-established fabrication facility in Red Deer is hiring for the position of

YARD PERSONNEL The Yard Worker is responsible for various duties but is not limited to: loading trucks/trailers, operating forklifts, helping to organize shipments, yard maintenance and cleaning. The position will be responsible for: • Knowledge of pipe, flange, fittings & steel plates • Verifying materials for required shipment • Unload & verify counts for shipments received • Ability to identify & report promptly to supervisor; & discrepancies, shortages/ overages or damages with any deliveries or returns • Ability to load/unload trucks & trailers safely & efficiently • Organize & clean yard • Conduct scheduled inspections for equipment Position Requirements: Clear, concise & consistent communications with coworkers & management • Ability to understand & follow instructions • Valid driver’s licence • Class 1 is an asset •

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EMBROIDERY MACHINE OPERATOR, Sewing exp an asset. Mon-Fri 8-4. $14-17 hr. dep on exp. Apply in person to Grand Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

HEAD SWIM COACH EquipmentInnisfail Dolphin Swim Club. Must have ASSA certification. 5-7 p.m. weekdays (May to mid Aug.) Saturdays (June to mid Aug.) Send resume to:



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



Piano & Organs

ROLLING tool bag, nylon, HD wheels and telescopic handle, never used $49 403-342-7460

To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN




Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

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


A local company requires an energetic/ person for shipper/receiver. Email resume to 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


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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

THE RED DEER PUBLIC Household SCHOOL DISTRICT Appliances Invites applications for the positions of: FRYING Pan, electric, 12” HEAD CARETAKER Black & Decker. New still AND CARETAKER AT in box. $20. 403-309-7787 Mattie McCullough School and Head Caretaker at Household Glendale School. Start Date: To be Furnishings determined Regular Work Days: Monday - Friday RECLINER, swivel, dark Regular Work Hours: brown, like new. $75. CROP PRODUCTION 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 403-346-0767 SERVICES 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. for is recruiting for a Full Time Head Caretaker positions WANTED Operations Support person and 4 - 10:00 p.m. for Antiques, furniture and to join our team in Caretaker position with a estates. 342-2514 Torrington, AB. Valid Class possibility of earlier shifts. 1A and/or Class 3A license Team Cleaning Concept req’d. Interested applicants Posting Number: Stereos should fax their resume to C0014:01, C0014:02, TV's, VCRs (403)631-2424 or email: CO14:03 Required knowledge, education, GAMEBOY COLOUR w/4 abilities and skills are as games & printer. $80 obo. per the Job Description 403-782-3847 (available from Human Resources). Pay rate is HOUSE STEREO w/19” per the current collective LCD TV Audio/Video agreement with C.U.P.E. Receiver, CD Player & Local 1012. For more FUSION PRODUCTION DVD player. $140. information about the Red SYSTEMS INC., 403-782-3847 Deer Public School a growing, well-established District, visit our web site HOUSE STEREO fabrication facility at: w/surround sound, $140. in Red Deer is hiring Deadline for applications 403-782-3847 for the position of will be Noon on January 28, 2014. Application EXPERIENCED forms may be forwarded to Misc. for MATERIAL HANDLING 4747- 53 Street, Red Deer, Sale SUPERVISOR AB T4N 2E6. or email: humanresources@ “Baby Bullet” food procesTHE POSITION WILL BE sor. Mint condition. RESPONSIBLE FOR: A current criminal record Includes all attachments & • Warehouse Management check and child interveninstructional manual. $35. • Process received material tion check will be required Call (403) 342-7908. (unload, verification, of all new employees. Computations entry) B & D 109 pc. drill/driver kit • Working with Quality WELCOME HOME FOR set $25; 148 pc. B & D drill HOMELESS PROJECT Control & ensure allocation piece home tool kit $30 in Red Deer is seeking a of materials 403-887-4981 • Knowledge of pipe, flange, Part Time Coordinator COMFORTERS, queen & fittings and steel plates of Volunteers. king. (2) - $30. queen, • Initial receiving of product Successful candidate may $40. king. 403-346-2070 to our location • Maintenance of shipping have a degree or diploma or other suitable work DIE cast models, cars, and receiving of Raw experience in volunteer truck, and motorcycles, Material management. The duties fairies, dragons and biker • Product movement to of this position include: gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east the designated depart• Assist in the implemenend of Cash Casino ments tation of the program, • Staging job specific material NEW CCM mens size 10 including the planning for timely distribution skates and pants, Jofa and coordination of its • Administering daily knee pads 16”; $80, 12V various activities. equipment checks and 3000 lb. remote control • Assist in the maintenance maintenance reviews of volunteers who are winch $80; brand new B & • Prepare any documentation matched with individuals D cordless drill, saw and pertaining to product flashlight who are newly housed. • Prepare shipping document $80 403-887-4981 • Participate in the development and implementation Fusion offers a competitive of training and support OFFICE Jet printer, scansalary, benefits plan and ner, fax, photocopier for the volunteers. an opportunity to utilize w/manuals $40; boys • Inform and consult with your skills in a challenging Oversight Committee at skates CCM kids size 13, and rewarding environment. their monthly meetings. like new $25; winter boots, If you are a proven Team Bogs, kids size 1, waterPlayer with experience and • Collaborate with CAPRA, proof, new $90, asking Housing First, Everyone’s initiative, please forward $30 403-314-9603 Home and other Red your resume along your Deer Housing Team salary expectation and WASHER/DRYER SET initiatives. availability date to $200. Job Description provided Fax 403-347-7867. CHROME TABLE on request to: lindaervin & 4 CHAIRS $100. MOTORIZED SCOOTER Send your resume to: $2000. Rev. Linda Ervin Call 403-318-9840 12 Stanton St. Red Deer, AB, T4N 0B8 Deadline for applications Currently seeking is January 31, 2014. reliable newspaper


Fusion offers a competitive salary, benefits plan & an opportunity to utilize your skills in a challenging & rewarding environment. If you are a proven Team Player with experience & initiative, please forward your resume along your salary expectation & availability date to Fax 403-347-7867.





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






2 FRIENDLY 5 mo. old M. ORANGE KITTENS., Litter trained. Desperately need loving homes. FREE. Will have neutered for free. 403-782-3130



3 BORDER Collie pups, 1 F, 2 M, from working parents $250/ea. 403-749-2157 GOLDENDOODLES! Local breeder, breeding for 8 years. Black and Silver Medium doodles available. Meet the parents and see how your pup is raised. 403-346-2477 MAREMMA puppies 7 M, 2 F, 403-392-7481 SILVER Lab pups P.B. Parents CKC reg. vet checked, 1st & 2nd shots. 3 F, 1 M. $500 403-843-6564, 785-5772

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2 BDRM. main floor of House. Newly reno’d. 403-872-2472 3 BDRM. in Sylvan. 4 appls., fenced yard. No pets. All utils. incl. 403-347-6033 3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 30 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1500, D.D. $1500. 403-341-4627


6 bdrm, 4 bath former show home, 5 appl, garage, 2044 sq ft, $2300 + util, $2250 SD, No Pets, N/S, suitable for professional occupation only, ~ PM 589 ~ 64 Ahlstrom Cl Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Avail Now


2 bdrm, 1 bath main floor of 1/2 duplex, 4 appl, new flooring, $850 + 60% util, $800 SD, No Pets, N/S, ~ PM 261 ~ 4803A - 46 Ave Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Avail Now


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





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

Realtors & Services



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

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1200 SQ.FT. 2 bdrm. suite, satellite TV, all utils. incl. except phone and internet, Rural location, 5 acres, pasture negot., avail. immed., ref’s req’d. N.S., no pets. 403-782-3893


1950 SQ. FT. walk out duplex w/off street parking, 3 bdrm., 3 bull baths, 6 appls., great location. No pets, N/S, $1675. rent/SD Avail. Feb. 1. 403-318-5465.

SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

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ACREAGE Home to share N/S, within 5 mins. of RD $425+ , 403-357-9352

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2 ROOMS $550./mo. Call 403-352-7417 2 ROOMS in fully equip., 1200 sq.ft. common EXC. SUITE in Lacombe. c/w maid service, daily & weekly. Call 403-396-3616 FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $450/mo. 403-506-3277



ROOM FOR RENT. 403-343-0421 ROOM, Avail. immed. $600. + dd 403-505-4777

Warehouse Space



BAY FOR RENT, 1800 sq. ft., drive through bay in heavy industrial area. 780-305-4688

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

SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

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2005 KIA Sorento, silver, 147,000 km. $6000. 403-347-0461



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VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Seniors’ Drywall, tape, texture, Pampering at its Services Fully licensed & insured. BEST! Free Estimates. Call anytime 403-986-6686 Hearing aid sales, servicDave, 403-396-4176 Come in and see ing and programming. RMD RENOVATIONS Hearing testing, battery Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. why we are the talk sales. In-home service of the town. Call Roger 403-348-1060 avail.(fee applies) A&E Hearing Care 403-347-2202 HELP FOR SENIORS: Escorts

Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.




Private Mortgages Our Rates start at 8%. We lend on Equity. Bus. For Self & Bruised Credit Ok. Ron Lewis 403 819 2436

Antique & Classic Autos




2011 CHEV 1500 Z71 LTZ ext. cab. 100,000 kms. 403-350-1455

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4, Quad, gold, c/w topper, 2 sets of tires. Exc. cond. $7000 firm or trade for equal valued smaller truck. 403-877-3929



1990 HARLEY FXR, $8400 obo. 403-396-3616

Tires, Parts Acces.


TIRES, (2) GoodYear, 224/60/18. good shape. $25. ea. 403-346-2070

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

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

Public Notices


Notice To Creditors And Claimants Estate of Irene Lachance Who died on November 4, 2013.

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by February 16, 2014 and provide details of your claim with: Keith R. Lamb at Johnston Ming Manning LLP Barristers and Solicitors 4th Floor, 4943 - 50 Street Red Deer, AB. T4N 1Y1 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

FOOD SERVICE PROPOSAL WANTED 8TH ANNUAL RED DEER Food services Contractor required to provide COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW. specified dining service to residents of 60+ Mar 14 - 16. Westerner condominium located in Park, Red Deer. 150,000 Red Deer. A commercial sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space available. kitchen located on site is available for food Western Canada’s Largest preparation. Additional Collector Car Event. information will be Consign today provided in response to 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102 your letter of interest. Please respond by fax to 403-346-9652 or email: prior to January 31, 2014. Cars Only persons with prior commercial kitchen 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., cooking experience and 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 current food service 1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville certificate will be considered. 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995




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3 bdrm, 1 bath 4-plex, 4 appl, $925 + util, $875 SD, No pets, N/S, ~ PM 559 ~ 6711-59 Ave ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Avail Now










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Riverfront Estates

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

STETTLER 2 bdrm., dbl. car garage, quiet cul de 2 SPEC HOMES sac, 6 or 12 mo. lease, Ready for your colours. $1300 + utils, n/s, no pets ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious Can be shown at any time. 2 PERSON ice fishing tent 780-221-9528 test/call. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. suites 3 appls., heat/water $59, some accessories Lacombe. 403-588-8820 incld., Oriole Park. SYLVAN LAKE 2 bdrm. avail, Polyethalene sled for 403-350-1620 Gloria fully furn. dishes, linen, hauling supplies over ice 4 LEVEL SPLIT, or snow, 62” x 22” x 5”d cable & utils. incl’d. $1200. Sylvan Lake, 3 bdrms., DOWNTOWN 403-880-0210 $63 403-342-7460 2.5 baths, large family 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, 2 appl room, 3 rd level walk out + coin laundry, adult only SKIS, Tyrolia with poles SYLVAN LAKE covered deck, oversized and size 10 boots. $75. 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath bungalow, bldg, $800 + power, $800 dbl.. garage, RV parking, SD, No Pets, N/S, ~PM 243 ~ 403-346-2070 6 appl, grg, A/C, fenced close to schools. Sim Mgmt & Realty yard, $2150 + util, $2100 $329,000. 403-887-3966 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 SD, No Pets, N/S, Travel ~ PM 582 ~ 66 Falcon Cr BRAND NEW 1340 sq. ft. Avail Feb. 1 Sim Mgmt & Realty Packages bungalow, 2 bdrm., den, 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 dbl. att. garage. $384,900. DOWNTOWN TRAVEL ALBERTA Call Glen 403-588-2231 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, 2 appl, Avail Now Alberta offers laundry in the bldg, $775 + FREE Weekly list of SOMETHING pwr, $775 SD, adult only properties for sale w/details, for everyone. Condos/ bldg, No Pets, N/S, ~PM 242~ prices, address, owner’s Make your travel Sim Mgmt & Realty Townhouses phone #, etc. 342-7355 plans now. 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer 32 HOLMES ST. Avail Now 1 1/2 blocks west of mall, INNISFAIL: New 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. EASTVIEW, 1 bdrm. bsmt. DUPLEX large single att. balcony, 4 appls, no pets, suite, fully furnished, n/s, no garage, 1.5 lots, walkout, n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 pets, $750/MO, for single infloor heat, air cond., Avail. Feb. 1st. $875 for dbl. Utils. incld. 2 large decks, fully dev. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Avail. immed. AGRICULTURAL up/down & landscaped, 403-782-9357 or 352-1964 BEAUTIFUL Comfortable 3 high eff. furnace & water CLASSIFICATIONS bdrm. townhouse in Oriole heater. $339,000. GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. Park. Super location for access apartments, avail. immed, 2000-2290 403-396-3203 to all major arteries without rent $875 403-596-6000 MASON MARTIN being bothered by noise. Farm LACOMBE, 1 BDRM. apt. Att. garage, 1-1/2 bath, HOMES 5 appls., #23 6300 Orr Dr. avail. Feb 1, power, heat, Equipment Custom new homes N/S, avail. Jan. 1. $1425/mo. water pd. Rent $735. dd planning service. same. N/S, no pets, no Hearthstone Property Kyle, 403-588-2550 7’ BLADE Management 403-896-8552 children. 403-782-2681 $325 403-784-2276 or 403-396-9554 MUST SELL LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. New Home. 1335 sq.ft. SUITES. 25+, adults only DOWNTOWN bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo suite, n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Horses 403-588-2550 2 appl, coin laundry, top flr unit, adult only bldg, $925 + OPEN HOUSE WANTED: all types of pwr, $875 SD, N/S, No Pets, SAT 2-4, 163 ALLAN ST. horses. Processing locally ~ PM 303 ~ 4814 - 46 St $358,000 3 Bed/2 Bath, in Lacombe weekly. 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Sim Mgmt & Realty Covered Deck & Double 403-651-5912 Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Attached Garage 403-755-9852 Other features include a Avail Now Grain, Feed NORTH OF HOSPITAL fireplace, Modern Open Concept for Kitchen 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, HIGHLAND GREEN Hay Design & hardwood floors, 2 appl & laundry in bldg, 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, lower level: family room, $765 + pwr, $715 SD, SMALL SQUARE HAY and 4 appl, fenced yard, $1075 den & bedroom, large No Pets, N/S + util, $1025 s.d., small straw 403-340-3061 storage ~PM 479~ 5110 - 43 St dog w/fee, N/S, ~ PM 543 ~ A HOME FOR ALL AGES! TIMOTHY & Brome square Sim Mgmt & Realty 38, 5935 - 63 St Call Margaret Comeau bales, great for horses, ap403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty RE/MAX 403.391.3399 prox. 60 lbs. put up dry 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 and covered, $5/bale Avail Now Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 Avail Feb. 1 Laebon Homes 346-7273 PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. heat/water, 4 appls. $725 KITSON CLOSE avail. immed., 403-348-6594 newer exec. 3 bdrm. Condos/ bi-level townhouse 1447 Riverside Meadows Townhouses sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, 2 appl, free laundry, $750 + pwr, in rear, front/rear parking, NEW CONDO $700 SD, adult only bldg, no dogs, rent $1395 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. No Pets, N/S CLASSIFICATIONS SD $1000. n/s $192,000. 403-588-2550 ~PM 124 ~ 5726 - 57 Ave Avail. immed. FOR RENT • 3000-3200 403-304-7576 Sim Mgmt & Realty / 347-7545 WANTED • 3250-3390 403-340-0065 Ext. 412 Kyte/Kelloway Cres. Avail Now Lovely 3 level exec. Houses/ 3 bdrm. townhouse Duplexes 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, FINANCIAL 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 N/S. No pets. Avail. immed. CLASSIFICATIONS 403-596-2444 403-304-7576 or 347-7545



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D8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Wal-Mart joins farmworkers fight JOINS INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE PAY OF FLORIDA’S TOMATO PICKERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAPLES, Fla. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday joined an initiative that will require its Florida tomato suppliers to increase farmworker pay and protect workers from forced labour and sexual assault, among other things. The nation’s largest retailer became the most influential corporation to join the initiative promoted by a coalition of farmworker activists based in southwest Florida. Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers said they welcomed Wal-Mart to its Fair Food Program since no other company has the market strength and consumer reach it has when it comes to selling produce. “Through this collaboration, not only will thousands of hard-working farmworkers see concrete improvements to their lives, but millions of consumers will learn about the Fair Food Program and of a better way to buy fruits and vegetables grown and harvested here in the U.S,” said Cruz Salacio, a spokesman for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer’s participation in the Fair Food Program is the most visible catch for the coalition, whose activists have been asking corporate grocery chains and restaurants to put pressure on growers to improve farmworker conditions for the past decade. Participants now include McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Chipotle, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s and Yum Brands — the

company whose restaurant chains include Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut. “The companywide commitment from Wal-Mart on social issues is the reason why we are doing this, and we are committed to the Fair Food Program,” said Tom Leech, a Wal-Mart senior vice-president. He attended the ceremony on a farm near Naples, Fla. where the announcement was made. Florida tomato suppliers in the Fair Food Program pass on to their buyers a penny-per-pound of tomatoes pay increase for farmworkers. They also must have zero tolerance for forced labour and sexual assault and put in place a mechanism for resolving labour disputes between growers and farmworkers. The program also requires growers to allow farmworkers to form health and safety committees on each farm. Growers in compliance earn a “Participating Grower” designation, and if they lose the designation through violations, they won’t be able to sell their tomatoes to the participating buyers, such as Wal-Mart, according to the coalition. “This signifies a tremendous change,” Lucas Benitez, a coalition leader, said of Wal-Mart’s participation. Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers said the majority of Wal-Mart’s Florida tomato suppliers already participate in the Fair Food Program. But they said they expect the retailer expands the Fair Food Program to other crops in its produce supply chain and to tomatoes grown outside of Florida.

Wal-Mart’s sizable influence with suppliers — what some dub “the Wal-Mart” effect — could make that happen, as well as help make the standards pushed for by the coalition industry standards, said Michael Hicks, an economics professor at Ball State University whose research has focused on Wal-Mart. “When a buyer out of Bentonville says, ’This is what I want out of tomatoes,’ that influences all of the tomato market,” Hicks said. “It may not change everything, but it will influence anybody who wants to sell tomatoes through Wal-Mart.” The coalition began fighting to increase the wages of tomato pickers back in the 1990s, attempting strikes with little success early on. Then the group turned to the major food chains that bought the tomatoes, leading to a nationwide boycott of Taco Bell that culminated in a 2005 agreement with the fastfood chain. More deals with tomato buyers soon followed, but each time the growers balked. The growers threatened to fine any members who worked with the coalition and instead created their own safety and worker protection plan. Finally, in 2010, the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange agreed to boost wages and working conditions for farmworkers with measures outlined in the Fair Food Program. Any extra cost likely will be shared by shippers, Wal-Mart and consumers, Hicks said. “My guess is it’s not a very big cost increase,” he said.

Wildfire stops at L.A. suburbs as winds die BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDORA, Calif. — Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighbourhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks. The fire swept through 1,700 acres (690 hectares) of brush in the San Gabriel Mountains early in the day but by nightfall it was no longer advancing and was 30 per cent contained. “The weather co-operated quite a bit today. We didn’t get the wind ... that we thought,” Los Angeles County fire Deputy Chief John Tripp said. Authorities planned to reopen evacuated Glendora neighbourhoods, allowing back some of the 2,000 people ordered to leave the area. However, fire engines would remain to guard the area overnight, he added. The National Weather Service said a red-flag warning of extreme fire danger would remain in effect into Friday evening because of low humidity and the chance of winds gusting to 30 mph (50 kph) in the foothills and canyons. The wildfire, which erupted early Thursday, damaged 17 homes, garages, barns and other buildings, Tripp said. At least 10 renters were left homeless when the fire destroyed rental units on the historic grounds of a retreat that once was the summer estate of the Singer sewing machine family. Statues of Jesus and Mary stood unharmed near the blackened ruins. However, the main, 1920s mansion was spared. Three men in their 20s, including a homeless man, were arrested on suspicion of recklessly starting the blaze by tossing paper into a campfire in the Angeles National Forest, just north of Glendora. Glendora Chief Tim Staab said the men were trying to keep warm and the wildfire appears to have been an accident. The men could face either state or federal charges, depending on whether the campfire was on federal forest


A firefighting plane makes a water drop on a wildfire that’s burning in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fastmoving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. land, he added. The Angeles National Forest was under “very high” fire danger restrictions, which bar campfires anywhere except in fire rings in designated campgrounds. There are no designated campgrounds in the area where the fire began, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman L’Tanga Watson said. The mountains rise thousands of feet above dense subdivisions crammed up against the scenic foothills. Large, expensive homes stand atop brush-choked canyons that offer

sweeping views of the suburbs east of Los Angeles. Whipped by Santa Ana winds, the fire quickly spread into neighbourhoods where residents were awakened before dawn and ordered to leave. The last catastrophic fire in the San Gabriel Mountains broke out in 2009 and burned for months, blackening 250 square miles (650 sq. kilometres), killing two firefighters and destroying more than 200 structures, including 89 homes. The flames could have abundant fuel to consume. Vegetation above Glen-

dora had not burned since a 1968 fire that was followed by disastrous flooding in 1969. The smoke was visible from space in satellite photos. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory and urged residents to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in directly affected areas. The Santa Anas typically begin in the fall and last through winter into spring. The winds also raise temperatures to summerlike levels. Many areas have enjoyed temperatures well into the 80s.

34 nuclear missile launch officers taken off UN experts warn delaying on global warming duty for alleged cheating on proficiency test action will reduce options BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a cheating ring that officials say was uncovered during a drug probe. The 34 are suspected of cheating several months ago on a routine proficiency test that includes checking missile launch officers’ knowledge of how to handle an “emergency war order,” which is the term for the authorization required to launch a nuclear weapon. The cheating scandal is the latest in a series of Air Force nuclear stumbles documented in recent months by The Associated Press, including deliberate violations of safety rules, failures of inspections, breakdowns in training and evidence that the men and women who operate the missiles from underground command posts are suffering burnout. In October the general who commands the nuclear missile force was fired for engaging in embarrassing behaviour, including drunkenness, while leading a U.S. delegation to a nuclear exercise in Russia. The AP disclosed in May an internal Air Force email in which a missile operations officer complained that his force was infested with “rot” — bad attitudes and disregard for discipline. A “profoundly disappointed” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, the service’s top civil-

ian official, told a hurriedly arranged Pentagon news conference Wednesday that the alleged cheating at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., was discovered during a previously announced probe of drug possession by 11 officers at several Air Force bases, including two in the nuclear force who are among the 34 suspected of cheating. “This is absolutely unacceptable behaviour,” James said of the cheating, which Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, said could be the biggest such scandal in the history of the missile force. “We do not know of (another) incident of this scale involving cheating in the missile force,” Welsh said. A spokesman for Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon chief, who just last week visited a nuclear missile base and praised the force for its professionalism, was “deeply troubled” to learn of the cheating allegations. The spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Hagel insisted he be kept apprised of the investigation’s progress. Robert Gates, the former defence secretary who fired the Air Force’s top civilian and uniformed leaders in 2008 after a series of nuclear weapons mistakes, called the exam cheating and drug investigations “very troubling to me.” “It does raise the larger issue of whether the systemic shortcomings and problems we identified in 2008 have been corrected, as I thought they had been, or whether there is still significant room for improvement,” he told CNN’s

“Piers Morgan Live.” Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., urged Air Force leaders to take swift and decisive action to ensure the integrity of the nuclear mission. “There simply is no room in our Air Force, and certainly in our nuclear enterprise, for this type of misconduct,” said Udall, the chairman of Armed Services’ strategic forces subcommittee. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said he has confidence in the majority of men and women in the missile force. “I’m saddened that a few serious violations have sullied the name of an otherwise honourable group of professionals,” McKeon said. James said she will travel to each of the Air Force’s three nuclear missile bases next week to learn more about conditions within the missile launch force and the more senior officers who manage them. She suggested that the cheating was confined to this single case involving 34 officers, although numerous missile officers have told the AP confidentially that some feel compelled to cut corners on their monthly proficiency tests because of intense pressure to score at the highest levels to advance in the force. “I want all of you to know that, based on everything I know today, I have great confidence in the security and the effectiveness of our ICBM force,” James said. “And, very importantly, I want you to know that this was a failure of some of our airmen. It was not a failure of the nuclear mission.”

for dealing with it BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Delaying action on global warming will only increase the costs and reduce the options for dealing with the worst effects of climate change, according to a draft report by U.N. experts. The final draft of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, says that global warming will continue to increase unless countries shift quickly to clean energy and cut emissions. It said that despite national policies and international efforts aimed at mitigating climate change, emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are warming the planet grew 2.2 per cent per year on average between 2000 and 2010, compared to 1.3 per cent per year from 1970 to 2000. The two main drivers for the increasing emissions are economic growth, which has risen sharply, and population growth, which has remained roughly steady, the report said. The largest contributor to global emissions results from the burning of oil and coal — and the draft report said its contribution is expected to rise. Unless “explicit efforts” are made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the experts warned that increased conservation and efficiency will not be sufficient to counter their rise. With increasing demand for energy and the growing use of coal to generate electricity, the experts said emissions from the sector are projected to double or triple by 2050 from the level in 2010 unless improvements in clean energy are “significantly accelerated.” International climate negotiators agreed at the 2009 U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen that global warming this century must increase by less than 2 degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Scientists say that target requires atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, to stay below 530 parts per million. The level recently surpassed 400 parts per million.



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Weighing more doesn’t boost diabetic survival STUDY REFUTES OBESITY PARADOX IDEA at deaths according to how much people weighed when they were diagnosed with diabetes — dispels that idea. “We didn’t see this protective effect at all,” said one study leader, Diedre Tobias of the Harvard School of Public Health. “The lowest risk was seen in the normal-weight category.” The National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association paid for the work. Results are in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. “It’s a very convincing study” and large enough to give a clear answer, said one independent expert, Dr. Patrick Remington, associate dean for public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It involved 11,427 female nurses and male health professionals diagnosed with diabetes sometime after enrolling in two long-running health studies. They were grouped according to body mass index, a measure of height and weight. People with a BMI over 25 are

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The “obesity paradox” — the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes — seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there’s no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large. More than 24 million Americans have diabetes, mostly Type 2, the kind that is on the rise because of obesity. About two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, including one-third who are obese. Weighing too much increases the chances of heart disease, cancer and premature death. But some small studies have suggested this might not be true for everyone, and that Type 2 diabetics might even benefit from a few extra pounds — a “metabolic reserve” to help get them through sickness. The new research — which looked


A woman with diabetes gives herself an injection of insulin. A major study finds there’s no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large for diabetic people. considered overweight, and 30 or higher, obese. A 5-foot-8-inch person would be overweight at 164 pounds and obese at 197. During more than 15 years of follow-up, there were 3,083 deaths. The lowest risk was among those in the normal range — BMIs of 22.5 to 25. For the rest, researchers saw a Jshaped curve — deaths trended higher at both extremes. Being just a little

overweight did not substantially raise the risk of death, but the trend was in that direction. The study was big enough that researchers could look at subgroups. For those under 65 when they were diagnosed with diabetes, the risk of death rose directly in relation to BMI. The same was true of people who had never smoked.

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