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Local author prepares for first book signing Matthew Merrick finds his niche as writer of urban/epic fantasy BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express


ocal author Matthew Merrick admits he wasn’t a dedicated reader growing up, but today he’s a prolific writer of youth fantasy with a book signing coming up next month in Red Deer. Merrick is the author of The Protector Series which includes four titles - Exiled, Shift, Release and Endure. The books are described as a young adult mash-up between urban and epic fantasy. He has a book signing coming up March 29th at Chapters. It runs from noon to 4 p.m. Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his 15th birthday, he stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on his birthday the bloodline stopped. Exiled without the Circle’s protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle’s agenda has changed. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can’t do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna – a witch with an attitude and a secret. Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle’s plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other’s life depending on it. Merrick said the urge to write surfaced a few years ago, after he was encouraged by his wife to check out a book she had been reading. He was immediately hooked. “I didn’t get into reading until my early 20s. Then my wife bought me some books – she’s an avid reader – so I started reading them for her. But I realized I had found some books that had really captured me. “Then I was going through a rough patch and I decided I wanted to escape – have someone else’s problems for a little while. So I sat down one night and just started writing – it was a scene from Exile. I spent about four hours working on it and realized it could be something really cool. “I had all these different ideas going through my head and I was really excited for it from that day forward. I had always enjoyed writing, but I’d never taken a chance with fiction – it kind of happened by accident.” As the first book was taking shape, he started looking into publishing opportunities as well. He also brought editors onboard and artists to design the sleek, compelling covers. “It took off really well – I wrote full-time for a year and a half,” he added. He’s now working on a new dystopian fantasy series.

As for The Protector Series, Merrick describes his works as young adult fantasy. “It kind of crosses between urban and high fantasy – so it’s a little bit different. But that would be the best way to describe it. “I also wrote Exiled (published in 2011) because as a teenager I was forced to read, and I hated it. I had never found that book that could just ‘get me’. So I also wanted to write this book for young adults that find themselves in the same position. They haven’t realized how great reading can be; they haven’t found that book that pulls them in.” He has received feedback from some parents who have noted that his books have indeed been the ones that have sparked an interest in reading in their kids. “That’s a dream come true for me,” he said. “I tried to write the book that, when I was 13, would have rocked my world. That’s what I’ve tried to do.” When reflecting on the writing process, Merrick said he didn’t start out with an ending in mind. “Some people will write the end first. For me, I start at page one and go right to the end.” The second installment, Shift, was completed within six weeks. Release and Endure took a little bit longer, he said. “Usually for a first draft, I budget four to eight weeks if I know where the story is going. “When I started writing Exiled, I just had the book (as a whole) in mind – that was it. But then I realized some series potential for it, too. I started brainstorming, and by the time I finished writing Exiled I knew the end – I knew the final scene of Endure. “I knew how it was all going to end up – it was now about figuring out how it would get from A to B.” As for authors he particularly admires, he points to J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series. “Her world building and her characters – it all really captured me. I also have always liked Stephen King. There’s a few of his stories that have specifically really stood out to me.” He’s also enjoyed the works of Cassandra Clare, author The Mortal Instruments series. “Those are the three that really got me hooked into reading.” For Merrick, there is plenty of fulfillment in watching these stories unfold – it’s an unexpected line of work, but a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable one. “From the business perspective, I like being my own boss – in full control of everything,” explains of the highlights of being an author. “From the creative aspect, it’s being able to take any idea and turn it into something fantastical by myself. I close my eyes and anything I want to happen can happen. I can let my imagination go, and anything that is really neat I can bring to life on the page.”

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Sylvan man killed in B.C. avalanche BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A Sylvan Lake man has died after being trapped in an avalanche while sledding near Revelstoke, B.C. this past weekend. Christopher Shane McCoy, aged 36, has been identified as the victim. Revelstoke RCMP and local search and rescue were called to a report of an avalanche on Boulder Mountain, about 8 kms from Revelstoke, at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15th. RCMP had advised the mountain was extremely busy with numerous snowmobil-

ers, at the time of the incident. A group of four snowmobilers from Alberta were near the Boulder Mountain snowmobile cabin when an avalanche was triggered. Two of the men were caught in the avalanche and the other members of the party were able to find and dig out the two who had been hit. McCoy was found to be unconscious but later died of his injuries. The second male survived with non-life threatening injuries. All snowmobilers were equipped with appropriate safety gear and beacons, police have said.

The B.C. Coroner Service was called to the scene and have since taken jurisdiction of the incident. In press release, the Coroner Service said McCoy was an experienced snowmobiler. The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death. The family of McCoy has been notified

of his death. The B.C. Coroners Service notes that the Canadian Avalanche Centre continues to list the avalanche risk as ‘considerable’ to ‘high’ in many parts of the province and urges all backcountry users to take extreme care, including checking the Canadian Avalanche Centre webpage for current conditions in B.C.

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New schools announced for Red Deer The Red Deer Royals will also get a permanent practice space BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The province recently announced two new schools will be built in Red Deer. A Catholic high school, which will be called St. Joseph’s High School, and an elementary school for the public district will be built in the City by 2016. Both schools will built in north Red Deer with the high school to be located near 67 St. and 30 Ave. The Red Deer Royals will also have a permanent practice space, something they have long needed, in St. Joseph’s High School. St. Joseph’s High School will be able to accommodate 900 students with a build-out to 1,200 students, while the new public elementary school will provide space for up to 500 students. The schools will help to address the enrolment pressures in the City’s north communities. “Because Red Deer is one of the fastest growing parts of our province, these new schools mean that students will be able to attend school closer to their homes and in schools that are tailored to meet educational programming needs,â€? said Mary Anne Jablonski, MLA for Red Deer North. Cal Dallas, minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations and MLA for Red Deer South said the announcement of the new schools will have a long-lasting impact on the community. “Because a school is so much more than the bricks and mortar, it’s about the connection in the sense of community that our schools provide. It fulďŹ lls the needs that we have today, but it will fulďŹ ll needs far into our future and ensure that our students excel and as a result ensure that our communities continue to ourish,â€? he said. “These new schools will compliment Red Deer’s school projects that are already underway - the modernization of the Annie L. Gaetz school and the opening of three new schools this fall – a new K-5 public school, a new K-5 Catholic school and a new K-12 Francophone school, replacing the current Ecole La Prairie School.â€? He added both of the new schools announced last week will have bright, open spaces. And through the use of natural light and advanced ventilation systems, that enhance air quality and circulation, these new schools will beneďŹ t

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OPINION Olympic spirit There is much to be proud about as Canadians. Our athletes continue to not only impress at the Olympic Games in Sochi, but they continue to earn a spot on the podium and Canada’s medal count is outstanding as well. As of press time yesterday, Canada stood in eighth spot in the medal standings. So far Canada has garnered four gold medals, eight silvers and four bronze medals. Amongst all of the victories, there have been many touching moments to come out of the Games as well. Take Alex Bilodeau from Quebec for example. He won gold in mogul skiing last week – his second Olympic gold as he won in Vancouver back in 2010. Adding to his victory was his older brother Frédéric, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. The closeness of this relationship continues to inspire the world and made Alex’s win that much more meaningful. Even during Alex’s event, the camera often panned to his family, mainly Frédéric, who could be seen cheering his heart out. In an interview for the Olympic Games, Alex said Frédéric was his hero, but it is clear the feeling is mutual. Then there are the three freestyle ski sisters, also from Quebec. Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe all competed in the women’s freestyle mogul event. During interviews you could clearly sense a

strong bond, strong support and equally strong competitiveness between the sisters. Justine and Chloe won gold and silver respectively while Maxime came in 12th place. During the medal ceremony, Justine and Chloe held hands and their pride for Canada shone through. Another story that has stood out during the Olympic Games is the one of Calgary speedskater Gilmore Junio who withdrew from the 1,000m race to allow teammate Denny Morrison to compete in his place. During qualifying last month, Morrison slipped and fell allowing Junio, a specialist in the 500m event, to claim the spot for the 1,000m race. However, Junio made the decision to vacate his spot and give it to Morrison. Morrison ultimately won a silver in that event and also went on to win bronze in the 1,500m event as well. Another heartwarming moment during the Games was when Justin Wadsworth, head coach for the Canadian men’s cross-country ski team, rushed to the aid of a Russian athlete who fell and broke his ski on the course. The athlete could be seen struggling to finish and Wadsworth ran to his side and switched out the broken ski for a new one so that he could finish the race. A frequent headline that has been seen on social media is that Canada, regardless of medal count, has already won the Olympics because of these great stories. We couldn’t agree more.

Knee-jerk reactions to gay rights and dogs at Sochi The Sochi Olympics have pride flags flying across Canada. We’ve been hearing for weeks about how Russia is so anti-gay, but we don’t hear much about what they are up against.


STIRLING-ANOSH There is a super virulent form of HIV/AIDS sweeping Russia in an epidemic. Western media commentators haven’t taken time to consider that Russia’s laws against promoting gay rights to youth might be as much or more about common sense and public health than anything antigay. Gay rights have been enshrined by law in Russia since 1993. But having

wealthy foreign gay activists show up and grandstand before impressionable youth might in fact be deadly for some young people there in light of this epidemic. We’re all flying flags now – but in two weeks, will anyone be flying in aid for AIDS? Doubtful. I was in Russia in 1984 to set up a hockey documentary with one of their stars. In the course of our negotiations, talk turned to economic development opportunities. One of the items that came up was condom distribution. It seemed that Russia was pretty short on condoms, and the Stalinist variety was uh, sturdy in structure, but not much on comfort or reliability. Indeed, for decades Sovietera women had used multiple abortions as a means of contraception, lacking other options. These socio-economic

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factors are undoubtedly still a problem today. But most of the critics today just want to band-wagon the gay-rights issues, with no thought for Russia’s serious public health challenges. According to reports by the Pulitzer Center, cited in Forbes Oct. 16, outside of sub-Saharan Africa Russia has one of the highest percentages of HIV infection in the world. In light of that, it seems irresponsible of the west to keep shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre that is facing a virulent epidemic, known to be spread by gay sex and needle use, in a country with limited condoms for people of limited means. While I was there, I grew to love and respect the Russian people. It was obvious to me that the Former Soviet Union was still in a post-World War II economy. It was shocking to realize that

Soviet Russia had lost the equivalent of the entire population of Canada during the Second World War; many of those the middle male demographic, so necessary for nation building. I pondered the similarities and differences of our two countries – our love of hockey, ability to bear winter and turn it into fun, our common rural farming roots and love of vast spaces, big skies and big dreams. The difference is that Canada had never faced a full-out invasion on her own territory. Canadians have never had to scorch the earth of Canada like Russia did to stop the Nazis. Imagine it – the approximate equivalent of decimating everything – all farmland, animals, buildings, towns and villages, on the prairies from Winnipeg to the Rockies. That scorching was followed by the siege of Leningrad. The Russians survived that –

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and survived decades of Stalinist rule. The people I met were friendly, down-to-earth, filled with good humour and a keen desire to enjoy life. They were filled with pride at their ballet, the circus, the science and technology and sport of course. They took me to the monastery at Zagorsk where I saw breathtaking icons – intricately bejewelled or carved. (Amusingly, this was still known as the “Museum of Atheism.”) Of course the issue of dogs came up when I was there too. We suggested that canned dog food might be an economic development niche. Our Russia guests were puzzled. “Dog food?” Our host’s dog was eating kitchen scraps from a pan. We explained, “Dog food is made by taking the meat you don’t want, grinding it up, cooking and canning

it. Then you sell it to feed to dogs.” The translator stumbled on that; there was some muttering in Russian. Their faces said it all. “What meat that you don’t want?” No meat for people. No dog food for dogs. No condoms for gays, addicts or prostitutes. Russia went through a war on its own turf and is now fighting another within against HIV/AIDS. Staging Sochi just 30 years after perestroika is no small feat. The Russians deserve our respect for such resilience and creativity in the face of these challenges. They deserve practical offers of help, not condemnation, flagwaving or whining about First World problems in the press. Michelle Stirling-Anosh is an independent writer/researcher commenting on issues of social policy, media, and environment. Her column is distributed through Troy Media.


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Mayor proclaims day of awareness for human trafficking An educational event is set for Feb. 22 at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery BY JENNA SWAN Red Deer Express Mayor Tara Veer recently met with representatives of Red Deer’s Magdalene House Society, Dave and Cathy Bouchard, to sign a declaration stating that Feb. 22nd shall be known as a ‘Day of Awareness on Human Trafficking’ for Red Deer. Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as, “The trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour, or for the extraction of bodily organs and tissues.” While this may not be an issue that hits home for many Red Deerians, the global impact of human trafficking ripples through every country and shows no discrimination in age or race. “Red Deer is becoming a large city and geographically we are located between two major urban centres where there is substantial organized crime activity and human trafficking is often associated with that,” said Veer. “As much as we hate to think about it happening in our City, I think it’s important to acknowledge that it can and does occur.” Veer added through organizations like the Magdalene House Society, citizens can help with the responsibility to ensure that there is somewhere for both men and women to go to recover in the event they have been trafficked. “We have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable in our society,” said Veer. “The kids and youth among us need protection from this the most and we need to ensure that they have the information needed to prevent themselves from being trafficked and if it does occur that we do all we can to help them recover from their victimization.” The Bouchards recognized a need for a refuge in Red Deer for those who have been made victims of human trafficking and hope to open a support residence in the near future for those people to recover. “We are very close to getting the recovery house up and running,” said Dave. “We have already had numerous inquiries from the RCMP asking if they can refer people to us yet so we know there is a need for what we are doing.” In order to raise funds for the house, the Bouchard’s have opened a store front located at #107, 4929 50 St. (downstairs of Towne Centre Mall) in downtown Red Deer and hope to make themselves known in the community to gain



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Guest speaker at the event will be Joy Smith, member of parliament, with a presentation titled, ‘Prostitution Law Struck Down: Now What?’ Smith’s presentation focuses on the changes and amendments to Canada’s prostitution laws. Last December, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the creation of a new law that would make brothels illegal, as well as make it illegal to live on the avails of prostitution and communicate in public with clients. Smith will speak at both 3 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. with the fair trade exposition taking place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Red Deer Museum or by calling 587-273-4324.

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A man has been arrested in connection with a domestic assault. On Feb. 15, Red Deer City RCMP, with the assistance of Edmonton Emergency Response Team members, located and arrested Aaron James Olson, 31, of Red Deer. Warrants for Olson’s arrest had been issued following a domestic assault that occurred on Feb. 12. He has been charged with assault, choking to overcome, mischief and three counts of breach of recognizance. Olson was also wanted by Rimbey RCMP on numerous charges.

Four Central Alberta residents have been charged after a drug seizure in Innisfail. On Feb. 14 at 2 a.m., members of the Innisfail RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving erratically through the Town. The vehicle was pulled over and it was found the driver of the vehicle had no license. Further investigation revealed a prohibited weapon in the driver side door handle. Four people were arrested and the vehicle was searched. The search of the vehicle revealed one set of brass knuckles, a collapsible baton, three knives, and more than

by Erin Fawcett 500 grams of marijuana, more than 400 grams of cannabis resin, more than 70 grams of cocaine, more than 70 grams of crack cocaine, more than 22 grams of crystal meth as well as a container of Tylenol 3 pills and a small container of heroine. All four occupants of the vehicle are facing drug trafficking and weapons charges. Jason Scarlett, 39, and Chevie Wardell, 26, both of Red Deer have been charged as well as Dustin McLaughlin, 25, of Rimbey. A 15-year-old female from Rimbey has also been charged. All four suspects are known to police with previous related histories. The vehicle has been seized as well.

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hy is heart attack the number one killer in this country? Ninety-nine percent of doctors say it’s due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and that cholesterol lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I suggest cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack. Years later Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Noble Prize winner, is ignored for reporting that large amounts of vitamin C and lysine are needed to prevent coronary attacks. Twenty-five years ago Pauling reported that animals make vitamin C and humans do not. That’s why sailors died of scurvy during long sea voyages, but the ship’s cat survived. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger. Pauling claimed it takes a mere 10 milligrams to prevent scurvy, but several thousand to prevent heart attack. Williams Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed that coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen to fracture resulting in the formation of a blood clot and death. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proved that vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. So what has happened to these monumental findings? Bush, like Semmelweiss, has been ridiculed by cardiologists. One has to ask whether cardiologists, by ignoring his results, are condemning thousands of people to an early coronary heart attack.

Fourteen years ago following my own coronary attack, cardiologists claimed it was sheer madness for me to refuse cholesterol-lowering drugs. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C plus lysine with breakfast and the evening meal, for several reasons. I knew that Dr. Graveline, a physician and NASA astronaut, had twice developed transient global amnesia from taking Lipitor. I was also aware that patients have died from CLDs. Others have developed kidney, liver and muscle complications. I also believed the research of Pauling and Stehbens irrefutable. Now, the work of Dr. Bush has convinced me my decision was prudent. But to take large doses of vitamin C and lysine requires swallowing many pills daily. It’s a tall order for those who dislike swallowing one pill. So for several years I’ve been trying to find a company that would manufacture a combination of vitamin C and lysine powder. Now Medi-C Plus is available at health food stores. The dosage for the Medi-C Plus combination is one flat scoop with breakfast and the evening meal. Those at greater risk should take one flat scoop three times a day. If high doses cause diarrhea, the dose should be decreased. This column does not recommend that those taking CLDs should stop them. This is a decision that can only be made by patients and doctors. Most of today’s, cardiologists are impervious to persuasion. They continue to believe that cholesterol-lowering drugs are the be-all-and-end-all to prevent heart attack. They’ve been brain-washed by millions of dollars worth of promotion by pharmaceutical companies. It reminds me of the saying that cautions “It’s not what you don’t know what gets you into trouble, it’s the things you know for sure that ain’t so!” It’s time for cardiologists to have an open mind and stop ignoring this research. As for me – I bet my life on it! For a store near you go to


CENTRAL ALBERTA PHARMACIST CHARGED The Innisfail RCMP Detachment has entered into an investigation presented from the local Shopper’s Drug Mart. Internal security had previously identified irregular practices performed by a lone female pharmacist. The practices involved the theft of narcotics, as well as, the creation of false entries into the computer in order to fill nonexistent prescriptions. Some of these illegal activities have been connected to the Red Deer Shopper’s Drug Mart as well. The pharmacist in question had been employed at the Innisfail Shopper’s Drug Mart for more than two years with the RCMP detachment identifying criminal activity over the last year and a half of that time frame. Recently, the pharmacist was taken into custody after being confronted by her employer and fired. Charges are being pursued for fraud and illegal

possession of a narcotic at this time. However, the investigation continues and in consultation with the Crown additional charges are expected. The suspect cannot be identified at this time without the charges being confirmed in their entirety. The investigation to date has determined no organized crime connection; however, the duration and losses involved are extensive and aggravating, with an estimated 14,000 pills being lost of the Dilaudid brand. As well, there was the tampering and partial removal of the contents, from the capsule form of the medication, off the shelf of the pharmacy, identified. Reports have confirmed some capsules were emptied of 20% to 50% of their contents before being reassembled and returned to the shelf. In fact the investigation began upon reports from customers of the decreased efficacy of their medication, RCMP have said.

PEDESTRIAN INJURED A pedestrian was injured after a collision took place near the Bower Place Shopping Centre last week. On Feb. 12 at 12:30 pm, Red Deer City RCMP responded to a call regarding a pedestrian-vehicle collision on Bennett St. at Baker Ave. on the south side of Bower Place Shopping Centre. The male pedestrian was taken to the Red Deer Regional Hospital. After being taken to the hospital, he was later flown, via STARS, to Calgary Foothills Hospital. RCMP have confirmed that his condition has stabilized and his injuries are not lifethreatening. This collision was not a hit and run; the driver remained on scene. No charges have been laid at this time. The RCMP continue to investigate and are looking for witnesses to the collision. Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information related to it, is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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The Committee of Nominators of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation is accepting applications for appointment to the Community Foundation Board The Community Foundation is an independent community-based organization that receives and manages charitable donations offers grants to charitable organizations in Red Deer and surrounding area for programs and projects that meet the changing needs of our community and works with the community to identify its long term needs and opportunities, focusing on sustainable solutions. Supported by staff, the Board’s responsibilities include: establishing strategic focus for the organization; implementing the fund development plan; making policy decisions regarding the investments of more than $11 Million in permanent and non-permanent funds; making decisions regarding the use of the investment income for community grants programs; and committing to participate in board meetings and board standing committee responsibilities as required. The Board of Directors currently meets 6 times a year, with Standing Board Committees meeting throughout the year. Board members are appointed on 3 - year terms. Please submit your application package, including your resume and a statement regarding what you feel you can do to further the goals of the Community Foundation by, Friday, March 21st, 2014, 4:30 PM to: Tara Veer, Mayor, City of Red Deer and Chair, Committee of Nominators c/o Red Deer & District Community Foundation Suite 203, 4805 – 48 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1S6 For application forms and further information, please call Kristine Bugayong, Chief Executive Of¿cer at (403) 341-6911

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Libraries across the Central Alberta region This year, the Red Deer Public Library is celebrating a milestone – the 100th anniversary of its founding. While this is one of the oldest public, tax-supported, libraries in the province, there were other earlier libraries in Central Alberta and Red Deer.


DAWE The oldest library in Central Alberta was created in the early 1890s at Tindastoll (Markerville) by the Icelandic debating society (Lestrarfelgith Ithun). The founders purchased $20 worth of books. This investment was a considerable sum at a time when $1 per day was considered a good wage. The library was housed at the Tindastoll Post Office until 1907, when it was moved to a building in the hamlet of Markerville. Jonas Hunford served as the librarian. There was an annual fee to use it, but the money collected was used to purchase more books. This pioneer library continued to operate until the start of the Great Depression in 1930. Another early library was established in Innisfail in 1902. It was known as the Innisfail Public Circulating Library. Initially, it had about 20 members and around 100 books. Within five years of its creation, the membership rose to more than 80 and the number of books jumped to more than 500 volumes.

Meanwhile, a public reading room was established in Red Deer in July 1902. It was located on the second floor of the Michener Block on the southeast corner of Gaetz Ave. and Mann (49) St. Money for the service was provided by a number of interested businessmen and residents. According to the news reports of the time, this room had, “All classes of periodicals and newspapers available for perusal and writing materials and ink available to all comers.” The service proved to be popular. Eventually the Town council agreed to subsidize its operation with a $100 grant, payable quarterly, towards the rental of the room. Unfortunately, the Michener Block and the reading room were destroyed in a fire on Sept. 17, 1904. One fortunate outcome of the disaster was that the Town council decided to establish the Red Deer Fire Brigade within days. The reading room was not re-established, but the Town did support the creation of a library for the Fire Brigade. This little library got a major boost when Everett Martin, the departing secretary-treasurer of the Fire Brigade, gifted a large number of Ryder Haggard books to the firefighters’ library. Before long, a new push was started to establish a public reading room and recreation centre in the community. One of the major initiators of the proposal was the local Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.). Another was Rev. W.G. Fortune, the local Presbyterian minister. Rev. Fortune wrote a letter to the editor in sup-


port of the cause. His pitch was well received. The local ministry gave sermons in support of the reading room and recreation centre. A public meeting was also organized to build support. The I.O.O.F. led the fundraising efforts. They also succeeded in winning a 100 volume library and bookcase in a special contest organized by a number of local businesses, including the Gaetz Cornett Drug

and Bookstore. The I.O.O.F. garnered more than double the number of ‘votes’ made in favour of the Red Deer Public School District, the Fire Brigade and the Memorial Hospital. It is not clear where those 100 books and case ended up. Perhaps they were put in the I.O.O.F. Hall. However, the drive to create a public library faltered. Instead, Dr. Henry George, who had moved

his medical practice and museum to Red Deer from Innisfail in 1907, opened a library as part of his museum. A membership fee of $1 per year was levied, plus a charge of 5¢ per volume borrowed per week. Special arrangements were made for out-of-town patrons. The library was open each weekday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the afternoons and then again from 7 to 9 p.m. in the evenings.

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Local students learn about caring via magic BY JENNA SWAN Red Deer Express Students of Grandview Elementary School are getting an education on caring this year and to celebrate what they’ve learned so far, they welcomed Motivational Magician Steve Harmer to their school recently. Harmer was asked by Principal Bob Barthel to speak to his students on the importance of caring, which is Grandview Elementary’s primary message to teach their children. The kids at Grandview are reinforced in their leadership classes to remember the five aspects of caring which include caring for themselves, others, their families, the earth and the work we do. Barthel explained that during a staff collaboration last year, he and the teachers got together to decide on what

they wanted the core values of Grandview Elementary to be. “We wanted to decide what the biggest idea was that we wanted to spread at Grandview,” said Barthel. “We decided that the idea was to be caring, and from there we decided what the five things that we care about the most are and want our kids to care about the most.” Barthel asked Harmer if he could tailor his magic show for the students at Grandview and incorporate these core values. “We talked about why we go to school or to work and why do we do the things we do,” said Barthel. “We decided it came down to caring about those five things and that’s what drives us and keeps us from getting bogged down in the day-to-day activities of life. And those five things really capture what healthy community living is all about.”

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GALA NETS $108,000 FOR HOSPICE Red Deer Hospice Society is excited to announce that their Gala held Jan. 17th featuring Celebrity Chefs Massimo Capra and Michael Bonacini netted over $108,000 in profits for Red Deer Hospice - funding 300 days of Hospice care. Chefs Michael and Massimo entertained onstage demonstrating the prep of the fabulous Gala meal they had designed. Randomly drawn guests added to the onstage fun, donning Chef’s jackets supplied by The Coverall Shop, and chopping, stirring and joking with the chefs. Next up for the Society is the national Hike for Hospice event to be held May 4 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Registration opens March 1st at

CAWES MARKS 20 YEARS OF GALA The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is less than one month away from the 20th annual CAWES Fundraising Gala to be held March 6 at the Black Knight Inn. All of the proceeds raised at this event will support the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. In honour of their 20th year, organizers say they have an evening of excitement planned – truly a celebration of the decades of support Central Alberta has shown families affected by domestic violence, officials say. Included in the evening will be many of the features that have made this event a success over the years, such as live and silent auctions and Danny Hooper at the top of his game. With over two weeks remaining until the CAWES fundraising gala, only three tables remain. The community is encouraged to purchase their tables so as not to miss out on this great event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cawes. com. With the community’s support of the CAWES Fundraising Gala presented by Scottsville Group, the organization has been successful in raising nearly $1 million towards the movement to end family violence. Organizers say they are still accepting silent auction donations and financial sponsorships.

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT NOTICES Property owners who did not receive their 2014 Property Assessment Notice should contact the City of Red Deer. Information on a Property Assessment Notice is used to calculate 2014 property taxes. Officials say that tax bills are not disputable, so it is important to review your assessment before March 18 – the appeal deadline. Property owners who did not receive their Property Assessment Notice can call Revenue & Assessment Services at

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fyi EVENTS Perogy Supper on Feb. 20th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $11; children 10 and under $6. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church. 3932 46 St. Tickets at the door. For more, call 403-347-2335. Preschool Information Night runs at Aspire Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Check out or call 403-340-2606. The Centre for Spiritual Living has dinner and a movie on Feb. 21. Dinner at 6 p.m. by donation ($10 minimum suggested); movie at 7 p.m. – no charge for the movie. Register with Vicki on or before noon on Feb. 20. 403-347-9088. On Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. there is a self-esteem workshop with Rev. Valentine. Cost is $75. Pre-registration required – sign up at the Centre or phone 403 342-4905 or email, On Feb. 21 – 7 p.m. – CHAKRADANCE with Brenda Furler. On Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. there’s the men’s group The Gentle Art of Self Care meets with Greg Dickson. An evening to give building hope for the children of Africa. Come and join us for a fundraiser dinner and silent auction. It runs Feb 21 at Victory Church. Tickets: $15/adult children under 18 free. Can be bought in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call Victory Church 403-3432484. All proceeds going to rebuild an orphanage in Africa. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance RDRWA) will be holding their monthly Ambassador Breakfast Feb. 21 from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. at the Quality Inn North Hill, 7150 50 Ave. Cost: $15 per person. Thorsten Hebben, Section Head, Surface Water Policy with Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development will be presenting on the ‘emerging contaminants ‘ in receiving rivers. RSVP to info@rdrwa. ca or call Kelly at 403-3407379 by noon on Feb. 19. 2014 Family History Fair will be held on Feb. 22nd at the L.D.S. Church (3002- 47th Ave. -

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Bower) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do you want to learn how to start your family history, or are you already working on it? Learn what resources and help are available for you. You can attend up to five classes. Registration is free but is required. To register email RedDeerFHF@ This event is open to anyone who would be interested to learn about family history. Lunch will be provided. On Feb. 27th, the Central Alberta Refugee Effort along with the HUB on Ross (4936 Ross Street, Red Deer) will be hosting an evening of entertainment and education to celebrate Black History Month in Central Alberta! Starting at 6:30 p.m.

hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact quilt show coordinator Briony Goddard at 403-7826700, Hockey legends Lanny McDonald, Tim Hunter and Jim Peplinski will reminisce about old-time hockey, discuss the state of today’s game and talk about where the sport is headed at Red Deer College’s 11th annual Kings and Queens Athletics Scholarship Breakfast March 4 in the Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Join us for a ‘Breakfast with the Boys’ as the former Calgary Flames share stories from the glory days and look back 25 years ago when they hoisted the cup as Stanley

sausage, coffee and juice. Adults $7, 6-12 years $4 and under 5 are free. Please check our web site at or phone 8854780 for more information. World Day of Prayer Service March 7 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church 5508 48A Ave. Annual interdenominational service. Theme: Streams in the Desert written by Women of Egypt. Everyone welcome. For further information call 403-346-2618 or Zoria 403-887-5531. Travel Memories runs March 5 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library, Waskasoo Meeting Room. It is free, no registration required. Come listen to the

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Seniors Monthly Luncheon Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall at Living Stones Church. $8. Pay at the door Bring neighbour or friend. Central Alberta Quilters’ Guild Annual Quilt Show now accepting entries until March 3 for the show happening on April 4 and 5th at Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park. Quilts made by residents of Central Alberta welcome. Entry forms at Send forms to Elizabeth Hanson, or fax to 403-887-3051. Show

Central Alberta Homeschool Players present Romeo and Harriet - a comedic retelling of the classic! Sylvan Lake Gospel Chapel 4290-50th St. at Sylvan Lake. Performances run March 5 at 7 p.m.; March 6 at 1 and 7 p.m. and March 7 at 7 p.m. Admis-sion by free will offering. Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper takes place at Blackfalds United Church on March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come and get your fill of pancakes, eggs,

The Alzheimer Society will run a new session of the Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series focusing on the middle stage of dementia beginning Feb. 20. Providing education and support for families of persons living with Alzheimer Disease and related dementias, the series consists of five sessions with activities and presenters to address specific issues related to each stage. Topics for the middle stage series include Living With Change, Responding to Behaviors that Challenge Us, Communication and Care giving, Activities of Daily Living, and Managing Stress. For details and to register for this free learning series, please contact Christine Prysunka, manager, client services at 403-342-0448.



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travel memories of two speak30/11/12 28/02/13 10:17 2:51 AM PM ers who will be discussing their separate visits to Turkey. One traveler experienced Turkey on a bus tour while the other enjoyed hiking throughout the country. For more information, contact Donna Stewart at dstewart@rdpl. org or phone 403-346-2100.

SEMINARS The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta will be offering our Think Social Program for children ages 7-9 starting Feb. 27th and 10-12 starting Feb. 25th. This eight-week program covers topics ranging from being part of a group, whole body listening, self-awareness and self-monitoring, observing oth-ers, communicating with others, teasing and bullying and dealing with anger and frustration. Ultimate Frisbee - physical activity through positive social in-teraction will

The Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society is holding their monthly meeting on Feb. 26th at 7 p.m. at the L.D.S. church. (3002- 47th A Ave. Bower). Guest speaker for the evening will be Lianne Kruger. Her topic will be ‘Unlikely web sites with great genealogical resource information’. For more information, call Lianne at 403-347-1826 Red Deer Arts Council Annual general meeting and ‘Where’s My Tribe?’ event. Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the Red Deer Arts Council will be held on the 20th of March, from 7–8 p.m. in the Centennial Stage at the Scott Block, located at 4818 – 50th Ave. Red Deer, Alberta. (Entry from the alley behind the building.) Immediately following the AGM from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, RDAC will host a “Where’s My Tribe?” social event with entertainment and a mix and mingle event to familarize yourself with fellow RDAC members. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend. Memberships may be purchased at the door. General Public are also invited to attend to see what we have been up to!

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RDSO presents ‘Voices of Heaven’ The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the year this Saturday evening at Gaetz Memorial United Church. ‘Voices of Heaven’, featuring guest artists VoiceScapes, begins at 8 p.m. The RDSO will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Musical director Claude Lapalme notes that, “Despite being a well-known and a beloved work, we still do not know many details about the genesis of Bach’s Mass in B Minor. It was written over several years with composition beginning in 1724. “The profound humanity of the work,

‘IT WAS WRITTEN OVER SEVERAL YEARS WITH COMPOSITION BEGINNING IN 1724.’ CLAUDE LAPALME and its excellence in illustrating the emotional backbone of every line of the Mass, is a true wonder,” explains Lapalme. “From the austere opening Kyrie to the softer, more operatic Domine Deus and the inspiring, praising Gloria, Bach uses a great range of styles – which is expected for a work written over such a long period of time – without losing a sense of cohesion in the work. “Whatever the reasons Bach had to write the Mass, we can only be thankful that he did, as it is one of the great musical gifts to the world.” As mentioned, VoiceScapes will be featured. The group is a professional music collective created in 2000 by two couples - Christina Jahn and Paul Grindlay, and

Julie Harris and Jerald Fast. Each singer brings a broad range of performing experience, from medieval ensembles to opera companies, from solo to choral work, spanning four continents. The ensemble’s mandate is to create distinctive and varied concerts which include VoiceScapes members in collaboration with other Canadian musicians. In addition to performances on the Early Music Voices Concert Series, VoiceScapes has been often featured on the University of Calgary Celebrity Series, the University of Alberta’s Music at Convocation Hall Series, as well as with Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Previous engagements include VoiceScapes as soloists in Purcell’s King Arthur with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under Ivars Taurins, a Christmas program of Bach and Charpentier with the Red Deer Symphony and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Spiritus Chamber Choir and San Francisco’s Whole Noyse. Over the last three seasons VoiceScapes has mounted three acclaimed opera in concert productions: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona. Meanwhile, next up for the RDSO us ‘Angles of Amadeus’ on April 26 at the College Arts Centre. The season wraps up with ‘A Stroll Through Red Square’ on May 16, again at the Arts Centre. For tickets, call the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or 1-800-6618793 or go online at www.bkticketcentre. ca.

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City asks little Red Deerians to avoid playing on windrows As snow plowing continues on residential streets, the City is reminding younger residents to avoid playing on or around snow windrows and cul-de-sac snow piles, and advising the public to be aware of children in proximity to the roadways. “We are asking residents not to let children dig tunnels or holes, or play on the large snow piles,” said Greg Sikora, public works manager. “Snow piles often contain waste, including nails, metal, broken glass and collision debris, that has been scraped up off the roads. It’s not a safe environment for children to play.” This winter season, windrows are being placed in front of even numbered addresses, with some exceptions. For an updated plow schedule, visit Meanwhile, last month Council also voted for higher standards of service when it comes to snow and ice con-

trol – a $1.7 million increase to the operating budget this year and in 2015. More equipment for snow removal, for a cost of $2.1 million, will also be added in time for next winter to ensure crews can meet the new standards. Changes include increased plowing on residential streets. City crews will complete a surface plow (leaving a 5 cm snow pack) four times each season if necessary. All residential streets will be completed within five days, and windrows will be left on either side of the streets. The trigger for a surface plow will be 10 cm of accumulated snow. Council also approved the recommendation to plow back lanes up to three times per season if necessary as well. For collector roadways, which includes bus routes, council increased the number of plows per season from one to four. The targeted completion for these roadways

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COURT BRIEF RODNEY ARENS APPEARS IN COURT Rodney Arens, 36, appeared in Red Deer provincial court last week on charges that were laid against him in December in Sylvan Lake. On Dec. 21st, Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Sylvan Lake. Upon locating the parked and running vehicle, police located the driver, slumped over the steering wheel. After waking the driver and speaking to him, he was arrested for impaired care or control of a motor vehicle. Police have said after a search of the male and the vehicle, they located cash and crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. Arens, of Red Deer, is facing numerous charges stemming from the incident including impaired care or control of a motor vehicle, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest, failing to comply with conditions and drug-related charges. Arens is scheduled to return to court on March 6 on these charges. He is waiting for a lawyer to be appointed for him. In addition, Arens is awaiting trial for an incident that took place in 2010 in Red Deer. In that incident he is charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, three charges of refusing to provide a breathalyzer sample and breach of recognizance. He has pleaded not guilty to all of those charges. A trial for these matters will be held April 22 – June 20. Arens was told by the court last year that he had to be prepared to proceed for the trial after many delays in the case. Theses charges stem from a crash on Canada Day in 2010. A 13-year-old boy was killed in that crash. A pre-trial was held in Red Deer provincial court last Friday. He was also charged last spring with failing to comply and a number of Traffic Safety Act charges including failing to hold a valid driver’s license.

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Volunteering opportunities in Central Alberta For more volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Red Deer at www.volun- or call 403346-3710.

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Extendicare Michener Hills is looking for a few people to come in during the evenings or on weekends to organize and tidy the resident library area. Contact Angie Judson at 403-348-0340 ext. 214 or email The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to provide a musical/artistic/ dramatic presentation for their new seniors program. Contact Deanna Scott at 403-346-2251 or email

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selling raffle tickets, clerical support, displaying silent auction items, taking registrations and so much more. Contact Trish Wendland at 403-343-4773 or Society of Friends of the Red Deer Library is recruiting volunteer Board members. Contact Lesley at 403-346-5721 or email: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join their CIBC Run for the Cure planning committee. Volunteers are being recruited for various roles. Contact Ellen at 1-866-302-2223 (toll free) or email ivolunteer@ Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking drivers who can commit one or more days a week to drive patients to and from cancer treatment at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre. Contact Erica Bell at 403-347-3662 or email Canadian Blood Services is urgently looking for an in-clinic volunteer

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Ridley Bent brings country tunes to City Wild Card, his newest project, is the latest in a line of compelling recordings BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Showcasing his knack for creating all kinds of compelling stories and characters in his music, country singer Ridley Bent is hitting the road in support of his latest disc Wild Card – an ambitious follow-up to 2010’s Rabbit on My Wheel. He plays The Hideout on March 1. During a recent chat, Bent describes Wild Card as similar to Rabbit on My Wheel, with most of the same creative team that backed that CD. An official CD release party runs in Vancouver mid-March. in the meantime, Bent, who now calls Winnipeg home, is hitting the road introducing the new tunes to audiences around the country. “It has that country/rock feel to it, but it jumps around a lot within the country genre,” he explains. “There’s western swing-style tunes, some rockabilly. For this tour, I’ll be mostly traveling with my guitar player, so it’s a very good way to see me and ‘get’ the songs. We’ve been doing that quite a bit. There are a few band shows on the tour, but this way you’ve got me, my stories and Chris Dunn who is one of the best guitar players in Canada I would say.” Produced by the John MacArthur Ellis, the new CD is also supported by an all-star band of country music’s finest as well. And on Wild Card, the 2009 CCMA nominee and seven-time BCCMA winner’s storytelling and songwriting chops are sharper than ever. Channeling the performance ethic of artists like Dwight Yoakum and Little Feat, Bent and his band tear a deep strip off the joint with tracks like Brooklyn Texas. Of course these are love stories told the way only Bent can; tracks that run the gamut from hard and bitter to hardly better, including a down-tempo take on the classic Tom Petty song You Got Lucky. While much of Bent’s new material is drawn from real life experiences, Wild Card has its share of shady characters, jackknifing tractor-trailers and whiskeyfuelled bar fights. And for those who identify with Bent’s less reasonable characters - the ones who tend to prefer to stir things up with a pistol in one hand and a bottle in the other



HOMEGROWN - Award-winning Canadian country singer Ridley Bent performs at The Hideout on March 1.

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- there’s The Blood Trilogy. A companion EP recorded during the same sessions and co-written with Dunn, the recording is a three-song picture of violence and vengeance informed by Bent’s fascination with the bleak worlds of writers like John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. For Bent, the love for music didn’t surface particularly early on. He was born in Halifax, then the family spent four years on a military base in Germany before relocating to Cold Lake. He then moved to Whistler, B.C. before settling in Winnipeg back in 2008. “I have the pleasure of being the son of the world’s greatest country music lover – my dad,” he says with a chuckle. “I know that because he had a T-shirt that said that, a mug in the kitchen that said that. He was the world’s greatest country music lover, and he could play the guitar and he could sing. And he was the life of

the party.” Bent recalls trying out the guitar a few times before it clicked. His move to Vancouver coincided with a growing knack for songwriting. He started showing up at open mic events, then attended the B.C. Festival of the Arts in 2002 where he really got noticed. After landing a few contacts, his first record, Blam, was released in 2005. It was extremely unique, featuring country, and hip hop sensibilities. A fascinating concept, but the tunes didn’t easily find a home on radio. His next project, 2007’s Buckles & Boots, was much more in the country vein. And it fit with Bent’s talents perfectly. He doesn’t get too keyed up about making everything just perfect as the recording process takes shape, opting for the more earthy, gritty ‘live-off-the-floor’ approach. That has always been the case,

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Central Alberta Theatre presents The Oldest Profession BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Central Alberta Theatre is unveiling their latest production - The Oldest Profession – this week at the Nickle Studio. Performances begin Feb. 20 and run through to March 8 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. The Nickle Studio is located in the Memorial Centre complex. There is also a matinee set for Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Penned by Paula Vogel and directed by CAT veteran Derek Olinek, The Oldest Profession stars Erna Soderberg, Rachelle McComb, Carla Falk, Pam Snowden and Glorene Ellis. This production marks the first fulllength play Olinek – a very talented actor in his own right – has directed. “Because I have such a good cast, it’s made my job so much easier,” he explains. “I’ve also managed to surround myself with great technical people, too.” Olinek adds that the play he originally read and submitted was written in 1980. “Unbeknownst to me, she rewrote the play in 2005. She edited it, added one very crucial new scene, and she added musical numbers throughout the play which hadn’t been there before.” That added a brand new challenge to the current production,

but the cast was certainly up to it, he said. “The women have been absolutely amazing,” he said, indicating the bluesy, risqué numbers. “They’ve had to throw caution to the wind and bare their souls and more, but they’ve been real troopers. “To me, it’s going to be the highlight of the show.” As Ronald Reagan enters the White House, five aging practitioners of the oldest profession are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market and aching joints. These elderly ‘working girls’ are at the end of their very long careers. They are businesswomen whose clients are literally a dying breed and these girls aren’t getting any younger themselves. With compassion and humour, they struggle to find and learn new tricks as they fight to stay in ‘the life’. Therefore, while there are laughs to be sure, there is a certain poignancy to the story as well, explains Olinek. “Paula Vogel’s plays look at real life issues from different perspectives,” he said. “It’s so well written, so I’m very excited about it. “She’s a very high caliber writer, and it shows.” Meanwhile, directing the show has offered Olinek an exciting means of stirring

TALENTED CAST - Erna Soderberg, Rachelle McComb, Carla Falk, Pam Snowden and Glorene Ellis run through a scene from Central Alberta Theatre’s new production of The Oldest Profesphoto submitted sion. up his own creativity in a fresh, new way. “One of the reasons I was never drawn to it (directing) is that I knew instinctively how hard it is,” he said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some really good people over the years, and I’ve always been amazed at their vision for a play.”

But it’s turned out to be a terrific experience. “From my perspective, it was a lot of fun to watch it grow.” Tickets are available at the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre by calling 403-755-6626 or visiting

It’s a muddled fantasy love story in a Winter’s Tale Winter’s Tale was adapted by writer/director Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) from the novel of the same name. But he’s made

a movie (his first as director) that no one is happy with. People familiar with the popular novel say he’s ruined a great story, and

those of us who haven’t read the book don’t understand what’s going on some of the time. Colin Farrell plays a

1916 New York burglar who meets the lovely Jessica Brown Findlay while robbing a house and they fall in love. Presumably this

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CRYDERMAN Winter’s Tale Warner Bros. Rating: PG 129 minutes is why the movie was released on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, she’s dying of consumption (although, as usual in Hollywood movies of this ilk, she looks surprisingly robust and attractive). Meanwhile Farrell’s character is being chased by a nasty gangster (Russell Crowe). However, whenever Crowe’s gang closes in Far-

rell is rescued by a magical white horse that can fly. There’s also a closing section of the movie set in 2014 in New York, with a still young Farrell trying to save the life of a young girl, and even interacting with a character from 1916. It is a confusing muddle of romance, fantasy and time travel of some sort, but the movie is not without charm. Farrell and Findlay’s short but powerful affair works and there’s nice support from charming child actors and Jennifer Connelly. And fans of old movies will enjoying seeing Eva Marie Saint, aged 89, in a small supporting role. But as a movie, it doesn’t work. Rating: two deer out of five Alf Cryderman is a Red Deer freelance writer and old movie buff.

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Banish hunger with these techniques If you are on a weight loss program and experiencing more hunger than you can handle, figuring out a way to deal with this hunger will be imperative to your success.


WHEELER Those who are not able to get control over it will be that much more likely to binge on foods they shouldn’t eat, which will then completely take away from all success they could be seeing. So let’s go over the top tips that you should keep in mind that will help you put an end to your hun-

ger in a hurry. Sip hot beverages - first, consider sipping some hot beverages whenever the hunger bug strikes. Hot liquids have a tendency to calm hunger more than cold ones do and they’ll fill up the stomach in the process. Just be sure that whatever hot liquid you choose, it’s one that doesn’t contain calories. You don’t want to take in any liquid calories on your weight loss program as that will very likely put you over your daily target. Most individuals will not eat less food when they drink beverage calories. Chew gum - moving along, also consider chewing some gum if hunger hits and you aren’t supposed to have a meal or snack. In some cases, your hunger is

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calories consumed versus calories burned off, you can imagine how this will really help promote faster results. Next time hunger strikes, get out and go for a 10-minute brisk walk. You might just find that when you get back, you’re no longer hungry. Assess your meal composition it’s also a wise move to start looking at the meal composition that you are using. Are you eating enough lean protein? Do you have dietary fat in your diet plan? Each nutrient has a different impact on hunger, so choosing the right nutrient combination can also promote more hunger rather than decrease it. For optimal results, you should be aiming to have a higher protein intake with a small dose of

healthy fats along with some dietary fiber from vegetables. This meal combination is going to best help calm those hunger pains in a hurry, making it easy for you to stay the course on your diet plan. On the flip side of the coin, a meal that is comprised of mostly carbohydrates - with little protein - is going to encourage even more hunger, so that is what you want to stay away from. So keep these quick tips in mind next time you find yourself feeling hungry on your weight loss diet plan. Keep in mind that some hunger is definitely normal to experience as you diet, but if that hunger is completely out of control, then it’s time to take action to get it under control better. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.


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Beets to lower blood pressure and boost amour Why would I want to eat beets? Because my mother happened to like beets and said they were good for me. You did not say “No” to my mother. Besides, I thought they might be better than spinach. Now it appears my mother made an excellent choice as research shows the lowly beet packs a powerful punch.

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JONES Beets are a traditional vegetable in eastern and central Europe and India. Fortunately, beets are easily grown most of the year, have long storability and adapt to a wide variety of climates. The medicinal value of beets dates back to early times. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, recommended beets for binding wounds, blood cleansing and digestive problems. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, believed her romantic power was due to beetroot, possibly the reason that beetroot is pictured on the brothel walls of ancient Rome. But there’s more to beets than help-

ing Romans revel in sex. Dr. Amrita Ahluwalia, professor of vascular pharmacology at England’s London School of Medicine, is author of a unique study. He reports in the U.S. Journal Hypertension that those who drank beetroot juice showed a decrease in blood pressure within 24 hours. Equally interesting, a previous study reported that people who drank a pint of beetroot juice showed a decrease in blood pressure even when their blood pressure was normal! So what’s the secret ingredient in beets that lowers blood pressure? For years we’ve known that nitrate decreases hypertension. Ahluwalia says that beets are high in inorganic nitrate which, when eaten, is changed into the gas, nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to relax resulting in lowered blood pressure. Another study, reported in the Journal of Applied Psychology, involved men aged 19 to 38 who drank a big glass of beetroot daily for six days before exercise tests such as bicycling. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England proved that drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and helps people exercise up to 16% longer. In fact the study suggests that the effect is greater

than that achieved by regular exercising. Professor Andy Jones, an advisor to England’s top athletes, says, “We were amazed by the effects of beetroot juice on oxygen uptake because these effects cannot be achieved by any other known means, including training.” Now, here is an entrepreneur’s dream for giving MacDonald’s competition and maybe making zillions of dollars, Beetrootburgers. Professor Garry Duthie, at the Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health, says that processed, convenient high fat foods increase every year in Scotland. This ‘bad fat’, he adds, undergoes oxidation in the stomach where it is transformed into potentially toxic compounds and absorbed into the body. It is linked to cancer and heart disease. Duthie’s research shows that a combination of turkey and beetroot, which contains antioxidant compounds, stops the oxidation of bad fats. Besides, he says, this combination tastes good and looks like a normal burger. So far no one has produced a commercial beetrootburger. But now a small U.S. Company has developed ‘Superbeets’, concentrated organic beetroot crystals, that pack a powerful

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Rebels share heart health lessons with students BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express The Red Deer Rebels are in a fight for their playoff life in the Western Hockey League but four of the Rebels learned a lesson about an actual fight for life this past week. Adam Musil, Kolton Dixon, Scott Feser and Kirk Bear were at West Park Middle School to help with the Jump Rope for Heart campaign, put together by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Addressing an audience of middle school-aged students was the perfect location for this activity. According to the Foundation in 2013, 26% of Canadian children and youth are either overweight or obese, an increase from 8% in 2004. The message was very strong and at the same time simple enough - adopting healthy habits at a young age reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke throughout life. “It’s great to raise awareness with the young kids while they still have a chance to make the right decisions,” said Dixon. “It’s good to start with little kids so now they can pass it along to their friends and I’m pretty sure there’s a good group of these kids who will take that message,” added Bear. Dixon said he was happy to come out to the event to jump some rope and said he has some firsthand experience when it comes to what heart health is all about. “I know it’s affected my family. My grandpa has had two heart attacks so it definitely hits close to home in that sense.”

These young men have their futures ahead of them, on or off the ice, but the fragile nature of life was not lost on them or their young audience when they all heard the story of Red Deer’s Austin McGrath. The swimmer and competitive skier suffered a cardiac arrest in his 20s while he was swimming and spent plenty of time in the hospital while in a coma for three weeks.

He now has an electronic device in his chest as a result of that episode. The fact it happened to a relatively healthy young man caught the attention of the four hockey players who are not that far off in age. “I just couldn’t believe somebody could go through so much and he’s still swimming and other things,” said Bear. “I mean if anything he’s a role model for myself.” Dixon agreed.

“He looks like a healthy, in shape kind of guy. He said he was an athlete and that really goes to show that it can affect anyone.” The players and students heard some sobering information about the health of youth, including the fact only 7% of youth get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. But being active isn’t the only aspect of keeping your heart pumping. “Although you may be

active you still have to have the right kind of diet plan and stay healthy, stay away from smoking and other things that can deteriorate your health and your heart,” said Dixon. To get the point across about being active the Rebels learned a few lessons about skipping rope and then showed off their skills to the student body. There was also a video shown of another Jump Rope for Heart event which

highlighted some extremely talented young men and women who can skip with the best. The Rebels players were impressed when it came to comparing their own brand of skipping. “I think I’d have to take skipping up full time if I want to do that,” said Dixon. “Oh, I don’t know. It might take me a couple of years of practice to do that stuff,” added Bear.

FLYING FORWARD - The Saskatoon Blades defeated the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 this past weekend. Right wing Brooks Maxwell flies down the ice with Blade Nick Zajac close behind.

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Innisfail hockey program inspires young skaters BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express Hitting the ice can mean a couple of things when talking hockey when it relates to the members of the Innisfail Eaglets hockey program. “We fall down extensively here,” said Bernie Vanderham who has been with the program for the past seven years. “We’re official helmet testers for Innisfail Minor Hockey and Hockey Alberta.” All kidding aside, Vanderham says the falling down part is not surprising given the fact these four- and five-yearolds are not that far removed from learning how to walk. “We start right from falling down. Our first practice is we learned to get up and at the end of the practice they learn to walk that night on the ice.”

From there the players will progress to other skills like stepping over sticks and using a soccer ball in order to get them headed towards being better skaters. About 40 boys and girls are registered in the program which is operated with the help of some parents on the ice and supported by those in the stands watching their children learn the game from the ice up. Vanderham’s son learned from the same program when he was that age and is now on the ice running drills and tying skates. In addition to learning hockey skills the group will also take home some practical life lessons as they learn to love the game. “They’re going to learn the social skills. They’re going to learn that with a little bit of hard work, there’s a payoff at the end of it and that we never quit,” Vanderham said.

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The smiles on the faces of these hockey players is a great indication the program is reaching many of them at some level and Vanderham says it’s really cool seeing them gather more skills each time on the ice as they understand what they did right in a drill. As for himself, Vanderham says the whole program has been a very rewarding experience for him throughout the years. “My wife doesn’t like me coming home after practice,” he said. “I’m wired up. I’ve got to talk about this kid and this kid is starting to get it, this one’s starting to catch on. Stuff like that.” So while the kids enjoy themselves no matter if they are staying up on their skates or making contact with the ice with another part of the gear, Vanderham says at the end of the day the goal is very much a straightforward one. “I’m just hoping I can get them hooked on hockey for 12 years and maybe somebody will be really good some day. Who knows?”

Olympic hockey domination The Winter Olympics in Sochi are dominating the sports scene for the most part in Canada and it seems sports writers, reporters and commentators of all stripes have plenty of time on their hands so debates of any nature are taking place. The one debate I have heard recently has to do with the state of hockey, both men’s and ladies’ varieties. At the crux of the matter is the relative strength of these two programs when it comes to Olympic hockey and so it has been suggested there be two versions of Team Canada and Team U.S.A. The reason behind this suggestion is the weakness of so many of the other teams when compared to the two North American squads. Now on the ladies’ side there is no doubt Canada and our American cousins are generally a lock to face each other for the gold medal but the games still need to be played and you just never know. Just ask the powerful Russian team who lost to the Americans at Lake Placid at the Games back in 1980. As for the men’s game, we can simply point to the many talented Canadian players who are lying on a beach somewhere while their teammates battle it out in Sochi. There is plenty of talent on this side of the border to easily fill another roster and I have no doubt if


CLAGGETT they were to play the Austrians or the Slovenians they would come out on top more times than not. I think the same would go for the American second team. My objection to this suggestion for either men’s or women’s hockey is the impact it might have on countries who have players that dream of stepping on the ice to rub shoulders with the best. It doesn’t matter to them one way or another what the final score is because they can go back to their day jobs when this is all done and say they scored a goal against Roberto Luongo or won few face offs from Sidney Crosby. The plain and simple fact is they were able to compete against the best in the world and if we move a couple more teams into the fray then there’s a chance that opportunity will disappear. Sure everyone wants to win a medal at the Olympic Games but for those who are happy to give their best against the best athletes no matter what the outcome, this is their shining moment and it should remain as such.

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Backsplashes can be a beautiful addition I’m positive I have told you before what an online real estate junkie I am. I love browsing through homes for sale online and seeing how various homes have been decorated. There is nothing more lovely than a good cup of coffee, my iPad and my app!


MECKLER After viewing so many homes I see an important design element that you may or may not have in your own home. Put down the paper right now, go into your kitchen and look at your backsplash. If you are already in your kitchen, perfect - just look up! What do you see? Is your backsplash

beautiful, breathtaking and a pleasure to behold? Excuse me? You don’t have any tile on your backsplash? Exactly! I see dozens and dozens of homes with no tile on their kitchen or bathroom splash and it makes me so sad! I want to go to their homes and show them every beautiful tile possibility that is available. The exciting news is that the cost for this type of upgrade is minimal. Most kitchen splashes do not exceed 30 sq. ft. If you are thinking about installing wall tile you can expect to pay about $10 to $30 per sq. ft. for even the most glamorous wall tile. Most mosaics, stone and glass are tricky to cut so some people find the assistance of a professional tile installer helpful which will raise your cost to $30 to $50 per sq. ft. On average a backsplash that has no tile on it will start at about $1,000 installed.

Backsplash tile is not only beautiful, it is also functional. Tile protects your walls from soiling and staining, after all who hasn’t had spaghetti sauce burp all over your kitchen? Tile or glass has a glazed, smooth non porous surface which is easily wiped clean if any disasters occur. The fantastic news is that if your walls behind your stove are damaged and stained, tile can effectively cover it up. Tile style has made a rapid evolution in the past decade; it is the product in which we have seen the most change. Gone are the 6x6 white glazed tiles with stamped border patterns and we welcome a wide variety of mosaics and large format glass and stone – yes, even for walls. Colour has deepened and has been overlaid with the delicate shimmer of metallic or opalescence. Technology allows us to print tile patterns creating the most real-

istic faux stone; you will not believe your eyes. The possibilities for style and pattern are endless and when you add this spectacular element to your kitchen it will show (if you are selling) very well or if you are not in the real estate market it will surely impress your friends. It is the perfect design element to add the wow factor, the ‘Je ne sais quois’, the ooooh la la – you get the picture. “Small changes, big results,” is a catch phrase used by many in the diet and fitness world. Oprah has quoted this in her magazine promising that tiny but powerful life tweaks will make you healthier and happier. This small design change will certainly make you happier and cause you to look at your kitchen in a bright, gleaming new light. That small change could be the next mosaic you fall in love with! Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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A win for monoline lenders following the budget The Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, presented the 2014 federal budget last week but before you stifle a yawn and your eyes glaze over, we think you may find this interesting. It is being called Stay the

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PIERIK The budget seeks to “Improve the ability of new entrants and smaller banks to compete,” while preserving the strength of the sector. Additionally, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions or O.S.F.I. has appointed a new representative to establish contact with those small banks and handle some of the issues they face competing with the Big Five banks. O.S.F.I is the watchdog of the banking system in Canada. The changes to the mortgage rules over the last four years can be directly attributed to their mandate to keep the Canadian banking system as secure as possible. For example: *Mortgages have gone

from 40-year amortizations to 25. *Homeowners can only refinance to 80% of the home’s value. * No more zero down mortgages. We do not always like them but they do serve an important function. In order to ensure this, the government has promised that the smaller banks will have easier access to funding from CMHC. Monoline lenders have typically had more stringent guidelines to follow to get access to CMHC insured loans. The new budget has promised to restructure the methods that CMHC uses to determine how their funds are allocated. “I sure hope there’s more competition,” said Gregory Thomas, executive director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “Canada could use one or two strong national credit unions.” See we knew you would think it was interesting. Until next time! Brandi Pierik is an accredited mortgage professional with DLC Regional Mortgage Group.

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RUDD - Irene (nee James) AKA aīecƟonately as Djam and Dame Rudd, died peacefully surrounded by family in the Royal Jubilee Hospital ospital on January 29, 2014 at the age of 99. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Mac (W.T. Rudd) and her son Bill (Wm. J. Rudd), and is survived by her daughters Marge Yanda (Jeī), Dorothy Young (Barry), and Wendy Rudd (Patrick) - eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John James and several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Irene always claimed her good health and longevity was due to her youth spent running up and down the mountains of her birth place, Coleman, Alberta. She graduated from the U of A and began a career that spanned many decades as a well- respected teacher at Central Junior High School. Irene and Mac lived for many years in Red Deer where Mac will be remembered as an enthusiasƟc golfer and scout leader. In 1994, at the age of 80, Irene moved to Victoria where she spent her golden years gallivanƟng around Victoria and the Island with her daughters, her honorary daughter Shirley Brodeur and other friends. She had the uncanny ability to turn a large city into a village by her charm, her wit and her joi de vive - which she retained to the end. No service by request. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be sent to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Victoria BC. Cremains to be interred in the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta

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RED DEER HEALING ROOMS Imagine a Walk-In Clinic where Jesus is the Doctor. It’s a reality! Healing Rooms operate very much like a Walk-In Clinic, except it’s Free and open to all! Open Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at: THE PRAYER HOUSE 4111-55A Avenue, Red Deer. Open to anyone needing healing. No appointment necessary. Ph 403-350-8954


403.347.6620 #121, 5301 - 43 Street Red Deer, Ab. T4N 1C8 Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Items to Buy/Sell .................................. 1500-1940 Agricultural ........................................... 2000-2210 For Rent ................................................ 3000-3200 Wanted to Rent..................................... 3250-3390 Real Estate ............................................4000-4190


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Attention all SENIORS

Is the dating world confusing to you? Let our SENIOR SPECIALISTS help you! Call 403-886-4733 Sincere Connections DISABILITY BENEFIT GROUP. Suffering from a disability? The Canadian Government wants to give you up to $40,000. For details check out our website: or call us today toll free 1-888-875-4787.



WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage:



MACKENZIE COUNTY in Fort Vermilion has a career opportunity for a Director of Finance. Salary range $117,266. - $134,700. Visit: for more information or call 1-877-927-0677.

Restaurant/ Hotel




BRANCH MANAGER & Counter Parts Person required for automotive parts, HD parts and body shop supply business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Parts experience required. Email: FULL-TIME BAKERY MANAGER required at Sobeys in Olds, Alberta. 40 hours per week. Benefits. Fax resume to 403-556-8652 or email: sbyc125olds@ WANTED: OPERATIONS FORESTER required to lead team in Alberta. Permanent full-time opportunity for qualified experienced forester with supervisory experience. Email resume to:

Truckers/ Drivers


ATTENTION SEMI OPERATORS! Are you looking to downsize? Haul RVs from USA to Western Canada! Looking for 1 ton and 3 ton O/O. 1-800-867-6233;

Restaurant/ Hotel


CAROLINE MOTEL looking for 1 F/T permanent room attendant. No exp. required, completion of high school,$14/hr., 40 hr/wk. Duties: sweep, mop, wash floors, vacuum carpeting & area rugs, make beds, change sheets, attend to guests’ requests for extra supplies. Rural community - Staff accommodation available. New immigrants welcome. 5027-50 St., Caroline, AB T0M 0M0. Email your resume to:

Sales & Distributors


Sales & Distributors


THE ACQUISITION GROUP 4831 - 51 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 2A6. Permanent position. Retail Sales $12/hr.,40 hrs/wk. No experience required. HS diploma. Sales of client products. Sales ability and firm command of English language a must. Must be able to communicate and convince at suitable level for position. Applicants from minority and Aboriginal groups are welcome. Email with CV if interested to:


Truckers/ Drivers

SIGNING BONUS! Hiring long haul semi owner operators to haul RVs and general freight. Paid 85% of invoiced amount with open invoice policy. Benefits, co fuel cards and subsidized insurance. Must have ability to cross border. Call 1-800-867-6233;

Business Opportunities


GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000. + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website: LANDSCAPING SALES & Service opportunities! Up to $400 cash daily! Full-time & part-time outdoors. Spring/summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff;

Buying, Selling or Renting? Classifieds HAS IT.

Open House Directory ........................ 4200-4310 Financial ...............................................4400-4430 Transportation ..................................... 5000-5240 Legal/Public Notices ..........................6000-9000 * No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. Please read your ad the first day it appears. We will accept responsibility for 1 insertion only.


Auctions Opportunity

870 1530


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• Red Deer, AB • Edmonton, AB • Saskatoon, SK • Vernon, BC • Grande Prairie, AB • Whitehorse, Yukon Employment

Auctions Training

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Building Supplies


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Misc. Help

MOTHERS OF 6 - 10 year olds needed for internet study about parenting. Receive $15. Call the UBC Parenting Lab, Psychology Department toll free 1-866-558-5581.

Employment Training


INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAM, fun and relaxed learning. Register now limited space. Starting March 15 & 16, 2014. Certificate on completion. 403-340-1330. START NOW! Complete Ministry approved diplomas in months! Business, health care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or We change lives.



8TH ANNUAL Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show, March 14 - 16/14, Red Deer Westerner Park. Exhibitor space available. Consign your car. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102;



MAJOR RESTAURANT Equipment Auction at an Edmonton fine dining & lounge location. Sunday, February 23, 11 a.m., 10628 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton. Full ad at or email: edmonton_auctionservice 780-718-2274. BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS Phone:403-304-4791 Location Moose Hall 2 mi. South of Ponoka on Hwy 2A *** Weekly Sales Wednesdays @ 6 pm *** Antique Sales 1st Sun. of ea. month @ 1 pm Check web for full listings & addresses MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860.

LOOKING FOR a shop? Post Frame Buildings. AFAB Industries has experience, expertise, reliability and great construction practices. For a free quote, contact Ryan Smith 403-818-0797 or email: METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;

Misc. for Sale


EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

Houses Wanted


WE BUY HOUSES in any condition! FAST CASH 403-307-8787


Manufactured Homes

HOMES, COTTAGES & More. RTMI Ready to Move in. Call 1-888-733-1411; Red Tag Sale on now - ask about our $100,000 giveaway.

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PREOWNED 1856 SQ FT Modular Office for sale. 4 offices, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception and ample storage space. $120,000. Must be moved. Phone 1-877-504-5005;

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. C. A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 26, 2014. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800-292-6903 ext. 225;

SHOP AND COMPARE! Then let United Homes Canada get you the best value on a new TripleM home! Starting at only $92,500. Delivery conditions apply. 142 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632; www.

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BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Careers The best part of my job

is helping you complete yours. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is currently hiring quick learners who are customer service focused to work in our stores across Canada. Many positions available including: • Cashiers • Overnight Associates • Sales Associates Join us on the following date at the location listed, and learn to unleash your inner orange.

RED DEER HOME DEPOT JOB FAIR: Thursday, February 27, 12pm - 8pm 2030 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4R 3A2 If helping people comes to you as naturally as smiling, then our customerfacing career opportunities may be a perfect fit for you. To expedite the application process, please bring your application confirmation # (ends in BR) and 2 pieces of government ID (one with a picture).


Manufactured Homes

GET BACK on track! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420;

Tires, Parts Acces.


WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 (Lloydminster).

Service Directory To advertise your service or business here, call 403.346.3356 Contractors


ATTENTION HOME BUILDERS! No Warranty = No Building Permit. Contact Blanket Home Warranty for details. 1-888-925-2653;

Legal Services


Misc. Services


DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274;

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. CRIMINAL RECORD? Reach over 1 million Think: Canadian pardon. readers weekly. Only U.S. travel waiver. (24 $269. + GST (based on 25 hour record check). words or less). Call this Divorce? Simple. Fast. newspaper NOW for Inexpensive. Debt details or call recovery? Alberta 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. collection to $25,000. UP TO $400 cash daily Calgary full-time & part-time out403-228-1300/1-800-347-2 doors. Spring/summer 540; work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff; Classifieds Your place to SELL Classifieds...costs so little Your place to BUY Saves you so much! Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.


BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley, Red Deer County is seeking Food & Beverage Server $12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet, maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Cook $14.00/hr. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene, follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing. Kitchen Helper $11.00/hr. To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors, assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume to: 780-702-5051


is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean & vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume: 780-702-5051

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TOWN OF BLACKFALDS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES For detailed information and complete Job descriptions, please visit: administration-a-public-works/employment

• Peace Officer 1 • Economic Development Officer • Planning and Development Officer 1 • IT Website & Database Administrator These positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Resumes can be dropped off in person at the Town Office (5018 Waghorn Street), or by email to or via fax: 403-885-4610. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

12345 Experienced contractor log trucks & drivers wanted immediately to haul into Spray Lake Sawmills, Cochrane, Alberta. Contact Rob 403-851-3388 Email:

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Easy Lower & Lift Tailgate

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Vehicles offered may not be exactly as illustrated. Vehicle payments include factory to dealer freight, dealer preparation and block heater, carpet and all-season mats. A full tank of gas on delivery is standard. Lease payments DO NOT include GST. Toyota Canada “Drive Home a Deal Event” offers are exclusive and may not be combined. May require factory order. See Dealer for details. 2014 Tundra AY5F1T BW Selling Price $56,134 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $6500 down. Buyout at lease end $20,520 Amount financed $50,044 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $5,119 72 month finance - $6500 down. Amount financed $52,546 @ 1.9 % Cost of borrowing $3,071. 2014 Tundra PY5F1T AA Selling Price $32,955 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $5000 down. Buyout at lease end $11,871 Amount financed $28,293 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $1,468 72 month finance - $5000 down. Amount financed $29,708 @ 1.9 % Cost of borrowing $1,735. 2014 Tundra UY5F1T BM Selling Price $41,214 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $5000 down. Buyout at lease end $15,707 Amount financed $36,481 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $3,786 72 month finance - $5000 down. Amount financed $38,305 @ 1.9 % Cost of borrowing $2,238. 2014 Tundra DY5F1T CM Selling Price $47,584 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $5000 down. Buyout at lease end $18,346 Amount financed $42,922 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $4,445 72 month finance - $5000 down. Amount financed $45,068 @ 1.9 % Cost of borrowing $2,635.


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Red Deer Express, February 19, 2014  

February 19, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Express