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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta Health Services is warning the public of possible exposure to measles after a Central Alberta person contracted the virus and two probable cases have been identified. AHS is asking individuals who were at several locations over one week earlier this month — in Red Deer, Stettler and Camrose— and who have not been vaccinated against the disease to watch for symptoms. Dr. Digby Horne, Central Zone medical officer of health, said on Wednesday that there is no cure for measles but there is a vaccine (two doses) recommended to everyone born in 1970 or later. People born before then are considered to likely be immune. Measles is extremely contagious and spread through the air. “Occasionally people who have had two doses could become infected but usually they would have less severe disease. But the highest risk is for people who have not received any doses or one dose of the vaccine,” said Horne. Horne said measles is not common in Alberta but there were cases in Southern Alberta before Christmas and most recently in Calgary. He said it came from the Philippines. Horne said they are not aware of where the three people in Central Alberta contracted the disease. Two cases have not been confirmed as measles at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg but Horne said they are pretty sure they will be confirmed. “There’s no one in serious condition that we are aware of currently,” said Horne. He noted that vaccine will not protect those who may have already been exposed to measles.

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Canada’s Kaillie Humphries (left) and Heather Moyse celebrate after winning the gold medal in women’s bobsled at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyna, Russia, Wednesday. See related Olympic stories on pages B4 and B6.

Steroid trafficking nets house arrest BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF A living, walking example of the dangers of steroid use will spend the next 18 months under house arrest after pleading guilty to trafficking the drugs. Travis Stewart, 25, of Edmonton, was originally scheduled for a two-day trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. He re-elected to be tried in Red Deer provincial court instead and entered the guilty plea on Wednesday.

Stewart was arrested on April 29, 2011, by the Red Deer RCMP Street Team after they witnessed a known drug user approach the vehicle. The two officers approached the vehicle and noticed the passenger had an open bottle of alcohol in his lap. Police then conducted a search for further alcohol, but instead found a large amount of steroids. Both oral and injectable steroids were located in the vehicle, which was being driven by Stewart, who was headed to Calgary. More than 150 vials of different types of steroids were

found, including sustanon and boldenone, as well as more than 1,000 gel caps of testosterone. The estimated street value of the anabolic steroids seized was about $33,000. Police also found a pill press, digital scale and needles. Stewart was arrested and charged, and later released from custody. Crown Prosecutor Dave Inglis said Stewart had no criminal record and during his 33-month release, between his arrest and the trial, had not re-offended.

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Rancher wants debate about best way to control wild horse population BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Preacher and cowboy poet Bry Thiessen believes the wild horse population has grown too big. He would like the province to pursue a management practice that is fair to all users of the area.

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Sundre rancher Bryn Thiessen’s family history with Alberta’s wild horses goes back to the early 1950s. He appreciates their beauty and right to roam as much as the next person. But he also believes some population control is necessary. The preacher and cowboy poet is among those holding permits to capture some of the horses as part of an Alberta government program to round up as many as 200 to thin out the population. Thiessen’s permits allow him to catch up to 28 horses, although he has

yet to go out after any with baited corrals. He’ll try to find homes for the best ones, and has raised and bred some himself over the years. Some captures may end up going to slaughter, a fate that is kinder for broken-down animals than a natural death, which often means falling prey to predators. Thiessen, 54, is well aware there are many who are absolutely opposed to meddling with the horse populations — and especially sending horses to slaughter houses. He respects other opinions, and would like to see real conversation about the best way to control the horse population.

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Mounties serve up happy ending after mystery dough found at B.C. bakery NANAIMO, B.C. — RCMP on Vancouver Island say they couldn’t have cooked up a better ending to the case of a cash-stuffed wallet found at a bakery in Nanaimo, B.C. A 90-year-old woman and her 83-year-old husband have come forward to claim what Mounties have described as a significant amount of money. Const. Gary O’Brien says the couple had resigned themselves to losing the cash after the unidentified woman misplaced her purse during a mid-December outing. O’Brien says they retraced their steps but didn’t remember their brief visit to Columbia Bakery, so never found the purse and wallet, which remained unnoticed in the bakery’s lost-and-found bin until earlier this month. O’Brien says the husband and wife were shocked and relieved when they heard media reports about money being found at the bakery.

Another Ont. man arrested after “Joe” the cat survives being shot with pellets SARNIA, Ont. — A second man has been arrested in an animal cruelty case involving a cat in southwestern Ontario that suffered as many as 17 pellet wounds to the head. The cat — named “Joe” — was rescue earlier this month in Brights Grove, east of Sarnia, and is said to be in stable condition. A 20-year-old Sarnia man was arrested early Wednesday and police say he will be charged with two animal cruelty offences. A 19-year-old man, also from Sarnia, was arrested last Thursday and was charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

MEASLES: Those with symptoms should stay home “You can get vaccine after exposure but it has to be done within 72 hours and we’re beyond that time frame right now,” said Horne. “If they wanted to get immunized, it may prevent against future exposures.” Those with symptoms are asked to stay home initially and contact Health Link Alberta (1-866-4085465) before visiting any health-care facility or to check on your immunization record. Horne said staff at Health Link Alberta will be able to assess the situation. Symptoms include: a fever of 38.3C or higher, a cough, runny nose and/or red eyes and a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after the fever starts, and sensitive eyes. Measles can cause certain complications in people under the age of five or over 20 and can lead to miscarriage, premature babies, pneumonia and one in 1,000 can develop inflammation of the brain and encephalitis. Individuals who were at CrossRoads Church, Red Deer City Hall, the Red Deer south Walmart (at 2010 50th Ave.), Staples, Scott’s Parables, Costco and Red Deer Key Hole on Feb. 3 may be at risk. No specific time frame was provided. Individuals who were at the Bower Place Shopping Centre from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7 between 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. are also at risk for exposure. In Stettler, individuals who were at Walmart and Sobeys on Feb. 2 are at risk. In Camrose, people who were at the Tim Hortons, Subway and the Camrose Community Field House on Feb. 1 are at risk.

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cial court to Judge Jim Hunter, but both Inglis and defence counsel Dino Bottos, of Edmonton, had a difficult time arriving at a suggested sentence because of the lack of precedent for sentencing steroid traffickers. Bottos said Stewart came to Edmonton from Halifax when he was 18. A passion for fitness and body building led him to start using steroids on his arrival in Edmonton. He then sold steroids to fund his own habit. At the time of his arrest, he had used steroids extensively, but it has taken a toll on his young frame. Stewart is unable to produce his own testosterone at a normal rate because of his extensive steroid use. A typical male can produce between nine and 38 nanomoles (a unit of measurement) per litre of testosterone while a typical female produces between 0.52 and 2.4 nmol/l. Stewart’s typical testosterone production is 1.83 nmol/l. He will require testosterone replacement therapy for the rest of his life, as well as other drug treatment. Hunter suggested Stewart consider becoming a public speaker on the dangers and harms of steroid use as a public service and to teach younger people about what damage they can do. Stewart agreed and said he had been considering public speaking about the harms. He was sentenced to 18 months house arrest in his Edmonton home. Under the court order, he is to stay in his residence unless he is going to work, school, the gym, court or to see his lawyer, health or dental appointments, seeking treatment or counselling, purchasing the necessities of life, visiting his court supervisor or going to programming his supervisor has recommended.

HORSES: Alternatives may exist to current program “I have nothing against WHOAS (Wild Horses of Alberta Society) when I read their statement and their practices and all that,” he said from his ranch about 20 km southwest of Sundre, his home since 1975. WHOAS has campaigned to get the government to reconsider the annual roundup, which the group considers unnecessary.

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“I would like an open dialogue and some perspective is what I’m trying to get going,” he said. The province says the number of horses in the West Country is growing too fast. An advisory group, the Feral Horse Advisory Committee, recommended last fall that a roundup of about 200 horses take place this winter. Its decision took into account a growth in the horse population from 778 animals counted in March 2012 to 980 by the following spring. The population was around 200 horses in 2006, says Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, which does a helicopter count each March. While the slaughtering of some — opponents say most — of the horses captured spurs the most emotion in the debate, Thiessen sees another side as well. In the U.S. when slaughtering was curtailed, the number of abandoned and abused horses climbed. And while many horse lovers hate the idea of horses being used for meat, it has long been a part of the livestock industry. According to a 2008 Alberta Farm Animal Care report, the number of horses processed for meat in Canada doubled to about 100,000 in 2007, the year the U.S. banned processing horse meat for human consumption. “I’m not saying we need to get rid of the horses, I’m saying we need to have some management practice and be fair to all the users of the area, not just one or two,” said Thiessen. Wild horses share the land with cattle ranchers, wildlife, quadders and other recreational users. They all have an impact on the land. “I’m not pro one and against all the rest. I’m saying let’s all get together and come up with a strategy.” Thiessen, who rides the West Country ranges regularly and works sometimes for other cattle ranchers, believes the wild horse population has gotten too big. “It’s nothing to see 100 horses in a day, depending on the time of year. And these horses are running on not that big an area.” While there is plenty of land in wild horse country, not all of it supports the forage grasses of choice for the animals. They compete for the same choice grasses as livestock and wildlife. The current permit system is probably the best option now, but that doesn’t mean other alternatives aren’t out there, he said.





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Redford aide racks up $9K in hotel bills BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Premier Alison Redford’s executive assistant is billing Alberta taxpayers more than $200 a night to stay at one of Edmonton’s ritziest hotels, according to government records. Travel receipts posted online indicate that Brad Stables has billed the province more than $9,000 to stay 42 nights at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald since he assumed the job last spring. Most nights, it cost $201.06 to put him up in the provincial capital, although the bill last Oct. 29 was $399 without explanation. Redford’s spokeswoman, Neala Barton, said in an email that the Edmonton hotel tab is good value for money, given that Stables lives in Calgary and that the province has a cut-rate deal at the hotel. “(Stables) calls the Calgary area home, so never charges the taxpayer for accommodations when he is in Calgary,” wrote Barton.

“When he assists the premier in Edmonton, he requires accommodation. “When the legislature isn’t sitting, (Stables) spends significantly less time in Edmonton, meaning it’s unlikely taxpayers would receive value for money were he to acquire an apartment in the city and receive a standard housing allowance.” Stables’ charges reflect high-end hotels on the road as well, including $1,304 charged to taxpayers for a threenight stay at a conference at the Chateau Lake Louise in November, with the base room fee at $412 a night. Redford has been under fire from critics — and even from a member of her own caucus — for lavish spending, including $45,000 to fly her and Stables to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December. Stables alone billed taxpayers almost $20,000 to fly first class to and from South Africa. By comparison, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil went on the same trip as Redford for under $1,000. Barton stressed that it’s key for government leaders to have assistants with them.

“Among other things, this assistant helps with logistics on the ground, coordinates meetings and phone calls, and ensures that security is informed about the premier’s plans and movements,” she wrote. Redford has apologized for the large South Africa travel bill and has said if she had known the price, she would not have gone. She has said that while her staff didn’t follow travel protocol, she takes responsibility for the affair. However, she has refused to pay back any of the $45,000, noting she was on government business at the request of the prime minister. Fuel was added to that fire by the recent public release of Alberta government salaries. It was revealed that Redford’s chief of staff, Farouk Adatia, makes $316,000 a year compared with the maximum $172,000 a year for the chief of staff to U.S. President Barack Obama. Redford’s government has been negotiating lean wage deals with doctors and teachers and has been trying to do the same with frontline government workers, saying Albertans must “live

within our means” to balance the budget. Wildrose finance critic Rob Anderson said the Stables hotel plan shows Redford’s team is out of touch with working Albertans. “In most galaxies when you get a job out of town you pay for your own housing,” said Anderson. “I’m not quite sure why he couldn’t cover those charges himself. “They (the Tories) don’t care about taxpayer dollars. They spend whatever the hell they want and taxpayers can just suck it up.” The chorus of critics extended this week to one of Redford’s own backbenchers, Steve Young. Young told The Calgary Herald that the $45,000 South Africa bill is still “the topic of conversation” in Redford’s Progressive Conservative caucus, and that he’s not happy with it. He said the outlay doesn’t reflect party values. Young declined further interviews Wednesday. Redford’s and her caucus meet Thursday morning in Edmonton.

Volunteer firefighters resign New rules stripping citizenship after fire chief let go from terrorists heralded Volunteer firefighters in a village southwest of Edmonton have stepped away from their positions in a show of unity after their fire chief was let go. Norm Osness had been fire chief of Thorsby for the last 12 years. He says he’s doesn’t know why he was fired on Tuesday. Kevin Robins, Thorsby’s outgoing interim chief administrative officer, called Osness’ firing “an internal matter.” Robins added it had nothing to do with his abilities or his performance as a fire chief. In the meantime, Thorsby is paying firefighters from Leduc thousands of dollars a day to staff its fire hall. Robins fired Osness on his last day



Two truck drivers dead in fiery crash on Hwy 63 FORT MCMURRAY — Two people are dead following a fiery crash involving semi trucks on a notoriously dangerous highway in northern Alberta. The collision happened on stretch of Highway 63, about 70 kilometres south of the oilsands city of Fort McMurray. RCMP say the two semis were travelling in opposite directions and crashed head-on. One of the trucks was hauling diesel fuel and burst into flames. Both drivers died. About four or five other vehicles — another semi and some pickup trucks — hit the ditch to avoid the crash but no one else was injured. Brad Grainger, deputy fire chief for the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo, said the road was “icy but clear” when the crash occurred Wednesday morning. Firefighters had the blaze under control by noon. “The fire crews are just letting it burn out, and then they’re in the process of cleaning it up. We’ve got our dangerous goods unit down there as well.” Mounties closed the highway and were expecting to detour traffic for several hours. Highway 63 is the main connector between Edmonton and the oilsands region. It has been dubbed “Death Highway” because of its many fatalities over the years. The provincial government is working to twin the highway to make it safer, but critics have said construction is not happening fast enough.

Police identify Calgary parents charged in murder of teenage son with diabetes CALGARY — Police on Wednesday identified a man and woman charged in the death of their 15-year-old son. Rodica Radita, 51, and Emil Marian Radita, 62, of Calgary have been charged with first-degree murder. Police earlier said their son, Alexandru Radita, died of a bacterial infection stemming from neglect and starvation due to Type 1 diabetes. They allege his parents did not provide him with proper medical treatment and, when his health declined, confined him to his room. The couple, at the urging of friends, called an ambulance for the teen last May, said police. When officers arrived at the home, the boy was dead. Officers wouldn’t provide details of the boy’s condition when he was dis-

on the job before handing over the reins to new CAO Jason Gariepy. “It was a management issue, and it was an issue relative to his role as part of his management team,” Robins said. “Council is fully supportive of the final decision that was made” Gariepy, who is a former Strathcona County councillor, hopes this can all be resolved soon, and that services can return to normal. “We need to have leadership at the fire department, I want to work with the volunteers to find out what, if any, grievances they have, and to start rebuilding that relationship,” Gariepy said. The village is dealing with another issue: the president and vice-president of the village Chamber of Commerce also resigned Tuesday evening. covered, but described it as “extreme.” They said Alexandru had been diagnosed with diabetes several years earlier, when the family lived in British Columbia, and his parents had been taught how to treat him with insulin. The parents have seven other children, most who are adults, and police said there’s no evidence they were neglected. Alexandru was being homeschooled and the family had little interaction with the community, police said. Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer at the Canadian Diabetes Association, said people with Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin on their own and are completely dependent on injections. If they don’t take insulin, “the nutritional benefit of food is lost,” said Hux. “The person starves even though they may be eating.” She said some people’s bodies may try to make other kinds of fuel, but that can produce harmful byproducts. Sugars trapped in the bloodstream can also lead to dehydration and kidney failure. People also become more susceptible to infections and less capable of fighting them, the doctor said. “A person who is malnourished, over time, will experience skin breakdown and loss of muscle tone, which may further elevate the risk of getting infection. These conditions, if untreated, may lead to death.”

Calgary woman charged with unsafe backing in death CALGARY — Calgary Police have laid a charge in a case where a 91-yearold man died after he was run over by a pickup and dragged 125 metres. Police say the truck backed over the man who was using a walker on a sidewalk Jan 18. The driver drove away unaware that the man had become entangled with the rear hitch of the truck. He later died of his injuries in hospital. Police say the driver was never aware of what happened and continue to her destination without stopping. Jacoba Jean Davidson, 26, of Calgary is charged with unsafe backing and is to appear in court April 28.

School bus crashes with semi BEAVERLODGE — Several students were recovering from injuries Wednesday after their school bus collided with a semi truck in northern Alberta. Eleven students were going home from schools in Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge when the crash happened Tuesday at a rural intersection. School officials said one boy was in critical condition following surgery in the Grande Prairie hospital, but was expected to survive. Two children were airlifted to an Edmonton hospital and were in stable condition.

CALGARY — Federal Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander used a ceremony in Calgary to tout his government’s plans to tighten rules for those who want to become Canadians and to strip citizenship from dual nationals who engage in terrorism. Alexander told 51 new Canadians the first overhaul of the Citizenship Act in 36 years is meant to strengthen the value of a Canadian passport and to improve the efficiency of how citizenship is acquired. He said the new rules will clamp down on what he called Canadians of convenience by making it harder to obtain citizenship. Permanent residents will have to

maintain a physical presence in Canada for four out of six years before applying for citizenship, compared with the previous requirement of three out of four years. Permanent residents who are members of the Canadian Armed Forces will have a fast track to citizenship. As well, citizenship will be revoked from dual nationals who are members of groups engaged in an armed conflict with Canada or convicted of terrorism, high treason or spying. “If you’re a dual citizen — and we expect this will only ever apply to an extremely lower number of people — or a permanent resident convicted of terrorism, high treason, treason or spying offences, then you will forfeit your right to hold Canadian citizenship,” said Alexander.

About seven others, with injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones, went to area hospitals. The boy in critical condition, a Grade 4 student from the Beaverlodge area, suffered a punctured lung, lacerated liver and broken leg, said Karl Germann, superintendent of Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools. “He’ll be fine. He talked to us last night, both myself and the principal, and said he’ll be back in two to three weeks and not to worry,” Germann said. The bus driver and truck driver were not seriously hurt.

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Ukraine reaches crisis point When a government announces that it is going to launch an “anti-terror operation,” that generally means that it has decided to kill some people. That was what the police said at 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday in Kiev, as they launched their assault on the protesters who have occupied the main square of the UkraiGWYNNE nian capital for DYER 11 weeks — and sure enough, people started to die. Other people had already died in clashes elsewhere in Kiev on Tuesday, including some policemen, and the more excitable observers have started speculating about the forcible imposition of a police state in Ukraine or even civil war. But the likeliest outcome is that the president will be forced out without a civil war. President Viktor Yanukovych has not just had a bad two months; he has had a bad three years. He won the 2010


election narrowly but fairly, and ever since he has been trying to straddle the gap between Russia and the European Union. Both Moscow and Brussels have been courting Ukraine with trade-and-aid deals, and neither one was willing to let Yanukovych have it both ways. Yet if he opted for either one, half the country was going to condemn him, for Ukrainians are split almost 50-50 between those (mostly Ukrainianspeakers in the west of the country) who want closer ties with the European Union and those (mostly Russianspeakers in the east and south) who want stronger links with Russia. Finally, in late November, he came down off the fence and chose Russia. He did so because Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was offering a massive financial bailout if he joined Moscow’s new Eurasian Union — and threatening to turn off the gas that keeps Ukraine’s economy functioning if he did not. He also did it because his own voters are mostly Russian-speakers in the east. But he didn’t do it happily, because he knew there would be a backlash. What he didn’t reckon with is the strength and duration of the protests, and the fact that they would expand beyond the simple Brussels-or-Moscow issue to take in the massive corruption

that has flourished under his government. (Yanukovych’s son Oleksandr, a dentist by training, has become one of the country’s richest men in just three years.) And now his back is against the wall. For the first two months of the confrontation, the protests were mostly peaceful, the riot police were kept on a short leash most of the time (although five people were killed), and you would have taken an even-money bet that Yanukovych could ride it out. Then he made the error of passing severe anti-protest laws, some of the protesters (especially on the nationalist right) started to use violence, and he began to retreat. Within a week, he was repealing his new laws in parliament and accepting the resignation of his hard-line prime minister. Then he was offering the opposition leaders places in a new cabinet (they refused), and granting amnesty to protesters who faced criminal charges. Then he proposed constitutional reforms that would reduce the power of the president — but on Tuesday, he postponed the debate on those reforms in parliament. That was when the killing started — in front of the parliament, not on Euromeydan, the main square that the protesters have held since late Novem-

ber — between the right-wing nationalists of Praviy Sektor and a pro-government crowd imported from eastern Ukraine. The protesters claim that the government infiltrated agents provocateurs into their crowd to start the violence, and the police certainly fought alongside Yanukovych’s supporters in the street battles there. More than a dozen people were killed, including six police, but the fighting in front of parliament was over by mid-afternoon. It might have stopped there, but Yanukovych decided to use this calamity as an excuse to clear Euromeydan by force, although there had been no fighting there. That was when the police announced that they were launching an “anti-terror operation,” and the main assault began around six in the evening. The death toll by morning was at least 25, and the protesters still held most of the square. Yanukovych has run out of options. It is hard to see him staying in office unless he turns Ukraine into a fullscale police state, and it’s not easy to see how he could make that stick. The opposition is probably going to win. Then they’ll have to figure out what they want, apart from an end to Yanukovych. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist published in 45 countries.


Seniors care choices make no sense In September 2010, the province closed the Red Deer Nursing Home and the Valley Park Manor and transferred all the residents to the private, for-profit Extendicare Michener Hill. Finally this month, after sitting empty over three years and being maintained at a cost to the public of about $600,000, Alberta Health Services has decided they are not worth upgrading to meet current standards. It seems like a prolonged amount of time to make a decision. That money could have been better spent on actually upgrading those nursing homes or providing seniors in long-term care with adequate nursing care. Perhaps I feel that way because I have had the opportunity to read that Parkland Institute’s recent report on residential elder care in Alberta. It was based on statistics gathered from the Statistics Canada Residential Care Facilities Survey and the Alberta Health Facilities Review Committee. We are lucky to have this information but it will not be available in the future since both these sources of information on elder care have been terminated and this valuable information will not longer be available to the public. I wonder why governments would do that? The study shows that in the years between 1999 and 2009, the number of beds in Alberta for longterm care, the highest level of need, has actually decreased by 20 per cent. This means that it is harder access so the people who actually make it there require more care. In those 10 years, the acuity of needs went from 36 to 58 per cent. Logically, that means that more staff are required to take care of the same number of patients. The way we measure care is on a scale called Total Direct Care Hours Per Patient Per Day. These are calculated by the amount spent on direct patient care but it includes vacation time and sick time so the numbers are slightly high. However, it does give us a way to measure care. In this scale, the minimal hours required nursing care per person is 4.50 hours per day. In the public sector, government owned and operated, the score is 4.10 hours. In the private, not-for-profit sector, the score is 3.41 hours. In the private, for-profit sector, it is 2.94 hours. At that time, elders had wait for 30 minutes to two hours for responses to their call bells, which means if they needed assistance to go to the bathroom, they have to wait if they could. Baths were given once a week but if staff is too short, they could miss it. Staff caring for large numbers of people have to rush people through their meals and often can’t provide the assistance needed. Our government has told us that progress is being made in senior care. In a way, this is true. From 1999 to 2009, there has been an increase of 187 per cent in private, for-profit assisted living beds in Alberta. Assisted living facilities can be very profitable. Between 1999 and 2007, the profit made in assisted living was 9.14 per cent. But these places can be quite expensive for you and there are additional cost for any extra services needed. If you are ambulatory and in good health, it can be a very nice. However, if your condition deteriorates and you need more help, it will not be readily available. People sometimes have to wait in assisted living for long-term care beds. You would be put on a long waiting list with people in the hospital and at home all needing long-term care beds. According to Alberta Health Services, on March 31, 2012, in Alberta there were 1,469 people waiting for long-term care. And 467 of these people were in acute care hospital beds waiting. Do we need the Red Deer Nursing Home and Valley Park Manor for senior care? I would say yes. Too bad we just used $600,000 to keep them empty. Recently I visited with a staff member from the Red Deer Nursing Home who helped care for my

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mother. She now works at Extendicare Michener Hill. I asked how the care given to our seniors compared and she said, “We did not know how lucky we were,” both for residents and for staff. Imagine how frustrating it is to work with staffing numbers that allowed less than the standard of minimal care. Private long-term care between 1999 and 2007 had a profit of 1.29 per cent. In 2009, publicly run facilities spent $71 more per resident per day than did forprofit facilities. I guess that answers where the profit is coming from. Look at the seniors in your life. Look in the mirror. Is this acceptable to you? For more detailed information, go to the Parkland Institute website and read the report. If you want to do something, there are many ways you can help change it. Check the websites at Friends of Medicare or Public Interest Alberta. Together we can make a difference. Brenda D. Corney Friends of Medicare Red Deer

Economists off the mark Please let me introduce myself. I am the chief economist for the Council of Canadians Red Deer and Area Chapter. I have a degree in the discipline (University of Wales, 1991), but my pay makes me ineligible for inclusion on any sunshine lists. I am also the organization’s treasurer in spite of my credential. It pains me to disagree with fellow economists Warren Jestin (Economist praises message of fiscal prudence in federal budget) and Jim Prentice (Time has come to look past Obama), both on Feb. 13, 2014. I was dismayed at Jestin’s frankness in a public forum about who to go after to pay off government debts. His choices are children in school by cutting educa-

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Suspended senator Brazeau’s new job: gig at strip joint fax is the latest in a string of odd jobs for Brazeau since he was OTTAWA — Patrick suspended from the SenBrazeau has gone from ate last fall. He took to Twitter to sitting in the Senate to find work and tried his helping run a strip club. The suspended sena- hand as a columnist for tor, who faces criminal the Halifax version of Frank magacharges in conzine, a separate nection with the entity from the expense scanOttawa publicadal that roiled tion of the same the august upname that first per chamber reported on last year, is now Brazeau’s new working as a job. manager at an But the magOttawa strip azine canned joint. him after oneBrazeau and-a-half colhas been spotted inside the Sen. Patrick umns, prompting an apology Barefax Gentle- Brazeau from the editor men’s Club in for subjectrecent days, but he declined Wednesday ing readers to Brazeau’s to speak to reporters “narcissistic ramblings.” Brazeau has been camped outside the establishment who trailed without a steady Senate him inside to the door of paycheque since his suspension in November. his office. Carmelina Bentivo- Prior to that, his pay had glio, whose family owns been docked to recover the club, said Brazeau more than $48,000 in ininterviewed for a job as appropriate housing and a day manager two weeks travel expenses. Earlier this month, ago. He’ll be responsible for “scheduling, hiring, the Mounties charged firing, inventory — just Brazeau and former senlike any other job,” she ator Mac Harb with one count each of fraud and said. He’ll oversee between breach of trust in rela25 and 30 employees in tion to their travel and his new job, which he living expense claims. The Mounties allege started Monday. “He was looking for a that Brazeau fraudulentjob, was speaking with ly claimed his father’s my family member. He home in Maniwaki, Que., knew that I was looking as his primary residence, for somebody,” Bentivo- although he was rarely glio said over the din of a seen there and lived primarily just across pulsing pop-music beat. “So it just kind of the river from Ottawa in landed on us, really. Gatineau, Que. Recent media reports That was it.” Brazeau is on three also suggest Brazeau months’ probation, like and his estranged wife any new hire, she said. have been missing mortAnd as far as special gage and loan payments skills he might bring to and may now face losing the operation? “Prob- their house in Gatineau. The disgraced senaably public speaking,” Bentivoglio said. “He tor is also facing charges probably will be good of assault and sexual assault as a result of an inwith customers.” Working at the Bare- cident last February. THE CANADIAN PRESS


A National Aerial Surveillance Program flight flies over Deltaport as a ship is loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014. The federal government is doubling the money spent on aerial surveillance to monitor pollution such as oil spills from ships in Canadian waters.

Pollution surveillance boosted OTTAWA SHORES UP ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS, WATER DOWN OPPOSITION TO OIL EXPORT PLANS The federal government has announced a funding boost for marine pollution surveillance as it attempts to shore up environmental protections in British Columbia and water down opposition to oil export plans. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday that funding for the aerial surveillance program will increase from $5 million to roughly $10 million a year over the next five years, allowing the country’s three surveillance aircraft to increase the number of flights to spot oil spills off Canadian coasts. The fleet currently spends 2,080 hours a year in the air, and Raitt said that time will increase to 3,750 with the new money. “On the West Coast, what it means is that surveillance hours increase from 500 to 700 hours until 2017-2018, and at that time, it’s going to increase to 1,200 hours,” she said at a media event in Richmond. A Transport Canada official said the West Coast plane currently flies five to six times per week, up to 300 kilometres off the coast.

Raitt said with the increase, more patrols will be dispatched in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Harbour, the waters just off Metro Vancouver. Surveillance will also increase around Prince Rupert and Kitimat, where tankers would ship diluted bitumen from the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline if the project is approved. Canada’s surveillance fleet consists of one aircraft located in Vancouver, another in Moncton, N.B., and one in Ottawa. Each aircraft is responsible for a section of Canada’s 200,000-kilometre coastline along three oceans, and each is equipped with instruments to record and report marine pollution below. Wednesday’s announcement is another in a series of federal measures aimed at assuaging fears about tanker safety and marine protection in the westernmost province, where opposition threatens the development of two major oil pipeline projects. The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan’s proposal to triple the capacity of its existing Trans Mountain line would result in about 400 more tankers traversing the waters off the B.C. coast

annually. Over the past year, with the Northern Gateway facing protests and the possibility of legal challenges, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver has been to B.C. to announce greater administrative penalties for polluters, mandatory marine response plans for oil terminal operators and increased annual inspections for all tankers. Darryl Anderson, who has studied marine safety worldwide as senior executive at Wave Point Consulting, said aerial surveillance can at times be an effective preventive and response measure. But in areas such as the relatively narrow Strait of Juan de Fuca, where vessel traffic is always heavy and risks of a spill are greater, the increased surveillance will probably do little, he said. A recent study by the federal government concluded that diluted bitumen sinks in salt water when pounded by waves and mixed with sediment. The report also said the product floats when free of sediments, even after evaporation and exposure to light.

Vancouver, three Canadian cities ranked top for quality of life BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian cities, led by Vancouver, dominate North America’s Top Five list for quality of life, according to a survey issued by global business consultant Mercer. Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal took the next three spots, followed by San Francisco, according to the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living rankings. The only weakness in ranking Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal compared with Vancouver was their harsher winters, said Luc Lalonde, a principal at Mercer Canada. “It basically boils down to climate because Vancouver has a relatively mild climate,” Lalonde said Wednesday. The study also looked at such factors as political stability, crime statistics, public and medical services, consumer goods and recreation. The quality of living index is used by companies to help determine compensation for their employees working abroad. Ottawa ranked 14th globally, while

Toronto was 15th and Montreal 23rd. Globally, Vienna has been the top ranked city for the last three years, while Vancouver retained its fifthplace spot, Lalonde said. Zurich was No. 2 worldwide for quality of life, followed by Auckland, New Zealand and Munich, Germany. Lalonde said the rankings don’t usually change dramatically from year to year. “Wherever you have stability, good infrastructure and if the environment is politically and socially stable and if you have good public services, these things don’t change overnight.” Cities with the lowest rankings in North America included Mexico City, financially troubled Detroit, St. Louis, Houston and Miami. Although Miami and Houston are popular destinations, factors such as crime, air pollution and traffic congestion could have affected their scores, Lalonde said. The city with the lowest ranking globally was strife-ridden Baghdad, followed by Bangui in Central African Republic and N’djamena in Chad.

Canadian filmmaker missing in Cambodia THE CANADIAN PRESS The disappearance of a Canadian filmmaker in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap appeared all the more mysterious Wednesday as friends and family said the 58-year-old man was no stranger to his surroundings. Dave Walker spoke the language, knew the streets and was familiar with the local culture. Walker, who had been living in Cambodia for the past year and a half,

was staying at a guest house last week when he decided to step out while a housekeeper tended to his room. He apparently left his room Friday with only a bottle of water and never returned. “This is completely out of character for him,” Walker’s cousin, Tammy Wallbridge Madon said. “All indications were that he was going to be coming back and he never did come back.” Walker’s disappearance was first noticed by his Cambodian business

partner, Sonny Chhoun. Walker and Chhoun had set up a film company in Siem Reap in July 2012 called Animist Farm Films. Siem Reap is located just south of the famous Angkor Wat ruins, which draw hordes of tourist every year. The pair had recently been working on a documentary about the radical Khmer Rouge regime, which left close to two million people dead from starvation, medical neglect, slave-like working conditions and execution.

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What Makes A Dental Emergency? Dear Dr. D: What exactly is a dental emergency? My old dentist used to tell me he was just 'going to watch' a tooth and not do anything until it was really necessary. My new young dentist wants to go 'gung ho' and fix teeth that don't even hurt yet. Which is right? There are as many schools of thought as there are dentists, and in A: Canada that numbers about 28,000. Some practitioners choose to do nothing until absolutely necessary. Dentistry never gets any easier or less expensive to restore by letting things deteriorate. The reality is some doctors are less comfortable with certain procedures that are routinely done in other offices, and they opt for the 'watch' route. The difficulty for a young dentist taking over one of these practices is a patient may have a mouth full of 'deferred maintenance', not unlike a car that has had no ongoing preventative work. When the 'new' dentist suggests what may be simply comprehensive dentistry, a patient may react that 'Bob' the retired dentist never said anything about that and deem it to be a cash grab. Neither is necessarily true. Our bodies may endure an enormous amount of dental grief before actual pain occurs, and if you wait that long it can be difficult or impossible to rehabilitate one's mouth. I recently lectured at an overseas dental event. On the 11 hour flight, a young passenger had a tooth actually disintegrate on him over the ocean and he was in extreme discomfort. There was nothing that could be done for him mid-flight, and he did admit to me that his dentist had recommended treatment 4 months ago but he put it off because he didn't want to spend the money. Now he arrived in a strange land and had to find emergency dental care when it could have been avoided. These are places you don't want to have dental emergencies. You will find that most dentists encourage preventative dental care. Give your mouth the same care you would provide your car before a trip – get a pre-trip tune-up. Stay tuned to this column for more unusual 'dental emergencies!'.

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An anti-government protester relaxes during clashes with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible European Union sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

MPs decry Ukrainian violence BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadians of Ukrainian origin gathered Wednesday on Parliament Hill to denounce the violence in their homeland’s capital city, all the while agonizing about the fate of loved ones caught up in the deadly violence. Many expressed the fear that proposed sanctions being considered by Canada, the U.S. and the European Union may come too late to save their former country from economic and political disaster. As they gathered in the shadow of Ottawa’s Peace Tower, dozens of people sang and chanted in solidarity with those in Kyiv, where violence has scarred Independence Square and taken the lives of at least 25 people. Canada’s embassy in the Ukrainian capital, meanwhile, remained closed for a second straight day. Federal MPs James Bezan and Ted Opitz said in a statement they are “disgusted” by the callous behaviour demonstrated by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his regime. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada is considering a range of diplomatic options to send a message to the Yanukovych government, including targeted sanctions. The Harper government will consult other nations as it considers possible next steps, he said.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists — who have feuded with Vladmir Putin’s government for years — tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. Six group members — five women and one man — donned their signature ski masks and were pulling out a guitar and microphone as at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in. One Cossack appeared to use pepper spray. Another whipped several group members while other Cossacks ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in a garbage can. Police arrived and questioned witnesses, but no one was arrested. The Cossacks violently pulled masks from women’s heads, beating group member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova with a whip as she lay on the ground. The incident lasted less than three minutes and one Pussy Riot member, a man wearing a bright yellow tank top, was left with blood on his face, saying he had been pushed to the ground. Pussy Riot, a performance-art collective involving a loose membership of feminists who edit their actions into music videos, has become an international flashpoint for those who contend Putin’s government has exceeded its authority, particularly restricting human and gay rights. The group gained international attention in 2012 after barging into Moscow’s main cathedral and performing a “punk prayer” in which they entreated the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Putin, who was on the verge of returning to the Russian presidency for a third term. Two members of the group, Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were sentenced to two years in prison, but were released in December under an amnesty bill seen as a Kremlin effort to assuage critics before the Olympics. Later on Wednesday, Tolokonnikova, Alekhina and two others held another surprise mini-performance in central Sochi, this time next to Olympic rings in front of the City Hall. Jumping up and down, one playing a plastic guitar, they sang-shouted in Russian: “Putin will teach you how to love the motherland!” A person dressed as one of the Olympic mascots joined them for a moment in an apparent joke. Police were watching but did not intervene. A few passersby heckled them and yelled at onlookers, saying they should be ashamed to watch. A few of Pussy Riot’s opponents showed up later, one dressed like a chicken and the others with pieces of paper bearing crude sexual slurs against the band. On Tuesday, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were briefly detained in Sochi, but not arrested.

“I will . . . be consulting our allies and like-minded nations to build a co-ordinated path forward in the coming days.” Ottawa resident Olya Korzachenko, who was on hand for Wednesday’s protest, said she’s been unable to reach relatives in Ukraine for the past two days. It may already be too late for sanctions to have any impact, she warned. “Enough talk,” Korzachenko said as she stood near the centennial flame at the heart of the parliamentary precinct. “The authorities are moving their own personal millions and billions into banks around the world, and while we talk, all of this is going on — Ukraine is being raped and nobody in the West, nobody in Europe is doing anything.” The escalating anger over the protests, and the government’s crackdown, has fuelled fears that Ukraine could be sliding toward civil war. But protesters in Ottawa largely dismissed that notion, blaming Russia for the violence. Ukrainians would not fight Ukrainians, they vowed. Indeed, there have already been reports of security forces in Kyiv surrendering to protest groups. Sanctions against Ukraine could include a travel ban on prominent officials and a freezing of assets belonging to the powerful oligarchs who back Yanukovych. Canada will also provide medical supplies to Ukrainian activists through a contribution to a Ukrainian non-governmental organization.

Detention of partner of key journalist in Edward Snowden leaks was lawful LONDON — Britain’s High Court on Wednesday endorsed the decision by police to hold journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner at a London airport on terrorism grounds last summer. The ruling sent chills through free expression advocates and media groups. The panel of three judges said London’s Metropolitan Police officers acted properly when they invoked Britain’s Terrorism Act to stop David Miranda at Heathrow Airport on Aug. 18, seizing encrypted devices and questioning him for nearly nine hours. Writing on the panel’s behalf, Lord Justice John Laws said that the devices contained a large number of files stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, including nearly 60,000 “highly classified UK intelligence documents.” The detention “was a proportionate measure in the circumstances,” Laws said. He said the objective — finding out whether there was anything in the files which might be a boon to terrorists — “was not only legitimate, but very pressing.” Both sides acknowledge that Miranda was carrying intelligence documents at the time when he was detained on his way from Germany back to Brazil. But defenders of the 28-year-old student argue that the documents amounted to raw material for Greenwald’s reporting on the National Security Agency.


A member of the punk group Pussy Riot is restrained by a member of the Cossack militia in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. The group has called for a boycott of the Sochi Olympics and has insisted that any world leader coming to Sochi would be giving tacit approval of Putin’s policies. The Cossacks have been used since last year as an auxiliary police force to patrol the streets in the Krasnodar province, which includes the Winter Olympic host city. Patrol leader Igor Gulichev compared his forces to the Texas Rangers, an elite lawenforcement body that has power throughout that state.

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KYIV, Ukraine — As fires burned in central Kyiv for a second night Wednesday, Ukraine’s embattled president replaced the chief of the country’s armed forces and the military announced it could take part in a national anti-terrorist operation to restore order. The move, announced in a decree from President Viktor Yanukovych, came a day after 25 people were killed and nearly 250 injured in clashes between police and protesters at the sprawling protest camp in central Kyiv. The announcement boded ill for any reconciliation efforts between Yanukovych’s government and the protesters who have demanded his resignation for nearly three months. Officials have often referred to the demonstrators as “terrorists.” It also came ahead of an emergency meeting Thursday in Brussels, where European Union ministers said they would consider sanctions against those responsible for violence in Ukraine. The violence this week was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. The opposition and Yanukovych’s government are locked in a stalemate over the identity of their nation of 46 million, which is divided in its loyalties between Russia and the West. Ukraine’s top security agency accused protesters Wednesday of seizing hundreds of firearms from its offices and announced a nationwide anti-terrorist operation to restore order. The Defence Ministry said the army could take part in the operation. Demonstrators, meanwhile, forced their way into the post office on Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, after a nearby building they had previously occupied was burned down Tuesday in fierce, fiery clashes with riot police. Thousands of activists armed with fire bombs and rocks had defended the square Tuesday, which has become a key symbol of the protests. Black smoke from the sprawling, now-burnt opposition camp was still rising above the centre of Kyiv 24 hours later. The shocking escalation of violence has prompted the European Union to threaten sanctions against Ukrainian officials responsible for the bloodshed and triggered an angry rebuke from Moscow, which accused the West of setting off the clashes by backing the opposition. The 28-nation EU is holding an emergency meeting on Ukraine in Brussels on Thursday. In Paris, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters Wednesday in a joint appearance with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he and his counterparts from Germany and Poland would meet both sides in Ukraine ahead of the EU meeting on possible sanctions. He said he hoped the two sides “will find a way for dialogue.” Possible sanctions include banning leading officials from travelling to EU nations or freezing their assets there. Travel bans and assets freezes for the powerful oligarchs who back Yanukovych could prompt them to pressure him to change course. But the bad blood in Ukraine now runs so high it has fueled fears the nation could be sliding toward a messy breakup. While most people in the country’s western regions resent Yanukovych, he enjoys strong support in the mostly Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions, where many want strong ties with Russia. Neither side now appears willing to compromise, with the opposition insisting on Yanukovych’s resignation and early elections and the president prepared to fight till the end.

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In this undated photo made available by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, shows a series of 16 vases that are part of an installation by Chinese artist Wei Wei and currently on display at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. Artist Maximo Caminero broke one of the vases on Sunday. Caminero told officers he broke the vase to protest the museum’s lack of local artist displays and because “the museum only displayed international artists’ art,” according to the affidavit.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida. Maximo Caminero was charged with criminal mischief after destroying a vase valued at $1 million that was part of Ai’s exhibit at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The Florida artist said he smashed the vase Sunday to protest the institution’s lack of displays of local artists. Ai said Wednesday that he did not agree with Caminero’s tactic. “Damaging other people’s property or disturbing a public program doesn’t really support his cause,” Ai said in an interview in Beijing. The urn, dating back about 2,000 years to China’s Han Dynasty, was one of 16 on display that Ai had dipped in bright industrial paint, making them look like much more recently produced pots. The installation aims to “trigger questions about authenticity and the value and meaning of original artwork,” according to the museum’s website. On a wall behind the vases are a series of large photographs of Ai dropping a Han Dynasty ceramic urn that smashed on the floor at his feet, one of



Turks ‘unfollow’ president on Twitter after he ratifies controversial Internet bill ANKARA, Turkey — Media reports say close to 80,000 people have stopped following Turkey’s president on Twitter after he signed a controversial bill increasing government controls over the Internet into law. Abdullah Gul, who has more than 4 million followers on Twitter, announced in a tweet late Tuesday that he had ratified the legislation following government assurances that two disputed articles on Internet controls would be amended. The move sparked a campaign for people to stop following Gul on Twitter and Hurriyet newspaper said Wednesday that the Turkish president lost some 78,000 followers overnight. The legislation allows Turkish authorities to block websites for privacy violations without a court decision. It also forces Internet providers to make users activities available to authorities. The EU had called the legislation “a step back” for media freedom.

Greenpeace dumps truckload of coal outside French presidential palace PARIS — Paris police detained 12 Greenpeace activists who dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France’s presidential palace on Wednesday, hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The activists also said the truck had two containers of nuclear waste with radioactive tritium inside them. While the water inside containers had far above-normal levels of radioactivity, it was not a threat to cleanup crews or police as long as it wasn’t spilled, Greenpeace activists said. Police blocked off the road and hauled off the activists, and cleanup crews with shovels quickly removed the coal from the street. The publicity stunt was aimed to send a message to French President Francois Hollande and Merkel “to abandon energies that are considered dangerous — coal and nuclear — and to finally commit to a real energy transition,” said Greenpeace activist Sebastien Blavier. The group wants European countries to commit to raising their percentage of renewable energy

his best-known works. Against this backdrop, Caminero picked up one of the vases from the floor and, when told to put it down, smashed it on the floor, according to a police affidavit citing a security guard. Caminero told officers he broke the vase to protest the museum’s lack of local works, according to the affidavit. The Miami New Times quoted Caminero as saying it was a spontaneous protest after seeing the photos of Ai breaking the ancient Chinese vase. “I saw it as a provocation by Weiwei to join him in an act of performance protest,” he said. Ai said the artist’s apparent inspiration was “misleading.” “You cannot stand in front of a classical painting and kill somebody and say that you are inspired by” the artist, Ai said, adding that “this doesn’t make any sense.” Caminero apologized Tuesday to The Miami Herald, saying he had no right to destroy someone else’s art. He cancelled a planned news conference and did not respond to telephone messages left by The Associated Press. A note on his studio door said his lawyer advised against commenting. Ai said he thought the value of $1 million mentioned on the Florida police affidavit was “exaggerated.” He said that he wasn’t involved with the insurance details, but that he thought the figure was “a very ridiculous number.” use to 45 per cent by 2030. Currently, France gets at least twothirds of its electricity from nuclear power — one of the highest such proportions in the world. Germany, meanwhile, last year slightly increased its share of electricity generated from coal to about 45 per cent. Environmentalists have criticized the increasing use of coal, saying it is a “dirty” source because of the large amount of carbon dioxide released when it is burned. The stunt was bound to raise new questions about security at sensitive sites in France. Greenpeace France has recently carried out acts including peaceful invasions of French nuclear sites in a bid to expose security dangers.

Venezuela waits ruling on whether jailed opposition leader to face charges CARACAS, Venezuela — After spending the night in a military jail, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez waited to learn Wednesday if he will be charged for violence that has erupted during protests that have revitalized challenges to 15 years of socialist rule in the oil-rich nation. Lopez was due to appear before a judge in a closed hearing a day after dramatically surrendering to authorities before thousands of cheering supporters. He was expected to learn what charges he would face for organizing mass demonstrations that have resulted in at least five deaths and more than 100 injuries over the past week. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has accused Lopez, a 42-year-old former mayor and the leader of the Popular Will party, of attempting to foment a coup in the South American nation and authorities had said he could face charges that include homicide and causing grievous bodily harm. A judicial official told The Associated Press that prosecutors were leaning toward discarding homicide and terrorism charges, opting instead to pursue less serious counts such as arson and incitement to commit crimes. That would allow the possibility of Lopez being released pending trial, according to the official, who agreed to discuss the matter only if not quoted by name because the decision had not been made public. Hundreds of supporters waited outside the courthouse for news of the decision, watched over by National Guard troops. Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, a member of a different opposition party, showed up at one point in a sign of unity among the foes of the Maduro government.





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Outdoors outrage starts WOLF BOUNTIES, GOVERNMENT-LICENSED FERAL HORSE CULL STIR CONTROVERSY Almost without fail, every February is outdoors outrage season in Alberta. This year, the controversies are about wolf bounties and a governmentlicensed feral horse cull. The scientists of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have written Premier Alison Redford and Environment/Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell urging the Alberta government to end “the archaic and outdated wolf bounty payments.” At issue are BOB private bounties SCAMMELL of as much as $500 per proven dead wolf being paid by half a dozen Alberta municipal districts and two member clubs of the Alberta Fish and Game Association that, as of last spring, had resulted in payments for 643 dead wolves. I have always been skeptical about the effectiveness of pest-predator control bounties, as is the IUCN. The Brooks Fish and Game Association almost bankrupted itself 65 or so years ago paying a magpie-feet bounty to murderous urchins like me, but the next year I swore there were more of the pied pests than ever; likewise, gopher-tail and whole coyote bounties seemed only to inspire the pests to greater procreative efforts. Yet everyone, including the IUCN, says something effective must be done about growing wolf numbers. Alberta Fish and Game Association president Gordon Poirier says wolf numbers are out of control, something has to be done, and the private bounties will have to suffice until government gets back to managing wildlife again, including controlling wolves. World-renowned wildlife expert and animal behaviourist Dr. Valerius Geist told me recently that every measure possible, including bounties, is needed to protect pure wolf strains from hybridizing with dogs and foxes and spreading the fox tapeworm, leading to the horrible hytadid disease, including in humans. The recent government decision to license the capture-cull of up to 200 feral horses in west and south Central Alberta has brought the expected gush of emotional outrage. These are not the native, noble wild mustangs of some areas of the U.S. southwest; they are feral, the progeny of stray or abandoned horses that have returned to an untamed state from their former domestication. Feral animals are a major humancaused problem in North America. Too many unthinking people abandon their “pets” to the wild when they get too big, stop being cute, the novelty wears off, or they just tire of looking after them: that is how we get everything from plagues of Easter bunnies in places like Canmore and Victoria and the terrifying numbers of feral pythons and boa constrictors now infesting Florida’s Everglades. As to harm that can be done, The National Audubon Society frequently blames the perilous state of our songbird populations on the predation of North America’s millions of feral house cats. Redford correctly acknowledged the feral horse cull is an emotional issue, but defended it by asserting its necessity; that the animals “are damaging the land … they are impacting the land’s productivity, livestock, fencing, competing with wildlife … that sort of thing.” I have studied the fact sheet of the Feral Horse Advisory Committee, which influenced the decision that a cull is needed, and accept that, by aerial visual count, there were 980 feral horses in March, 2013, up from 778 in 2012 and that the population has been steadily increasing for at least a decade. The fact sheet does not cite any


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Above: A feral horse and foal in Montana. Below left: The sage grouse — exterminated by bulldozer in Alberta. Below right: Magpie — pied pest — survivor of multi bounties. Bottom: One bulldozer destroys 50 acres of prime public land wildlife habitat in less than a week.

study, mainly just general observations, of the existence or extent of damage to the land caused by these feral horses. According to a recent satellite analysis by Global Forest Watch, Alberta leads Canada in surface disturbances (damage to the land): about 420,000 square km, with 62 per cent of the province having seen agricultural or industrial intrusion. Even though I know from personal observations over the years that domestic horses can devastate grass and browse, I also know that only a trifle of Alberta’s record ravaging of our land could possibly be caused by our 1,000, more or less,

feral horses. No, the extensive massive destruction and fragmentation of wildlife and human habitats in Alberta, leading, for example, to the extinction of sage grouse in our southeast and the proliferation of wolves and the related extinction of the woodland caribou in our north, are caused solely by the weapons of mass destruction of big, clear-cut forestry, oil and gas and, to some extent, big agriculture as well. Instead of hypocritically citing the trifling and unproven “land damage” case against feral horses to justify their culling, our premier should do something that would really save

countless square kilometres of Alberta from total, dumb destruction: declare and fund a bounty on bulldozers, a cull on Caterpillars, and also on the CEOs of the big energy and forestry companies who unleash their WMOs on our land, habitats and environments. We could also use far fewer politicians, including the premier, who constantly let big energy have its rapacious way with our land, just so long as it keeps afloat that leaky old oil tanker, HMS Alberta. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at

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Always read the package labels and follow the instructions before using as scientists have done the research to insure the best results. Indoor plants put out more top growth when their roots are close to or touching the edge of the pot. Small plants in large pots grow roots until their roots have filled the pot. If the pot is too large, the roots can become larger than what the leaves can support and, as a result, the new roots die. This doesn’t deter the plant. It will continue the cycle of growing new roots and have them dying until the leaves become old and die. The following are signs that a plant needs to be repotted: The plant needs to be watered more than once a week; soil and roots are pushing over the top of the pot; roots are growing out the holes on the bottom of the pot. If any of these are the case, carefully remove the pot from the root ball. If the soil and roots separate, place the roots back in the original pot. Plants need to be repotted when the rootball is covered in white roots. Often thick roots will be circling the inside of the pot to the point where soil might not be visible. Choose a new pot that is one size larger than the old pot. It should contain holes on the bottom that will allow excess moisture to drain.

When repotting, place a layer of damp soil on the bottom of the new pot. Remove the existing pot and cut an X in the bottom of the rootball going part way up the sides. Discard all broken pieces of root and place the remaining rootball in the centre of the new pot. Use moist soil to fill the pot within an inch (two cm) of the top. Water and add more soil if needed. Plants that are repotted will take a few weeks to adjust to the larger pot. Check the soil carefully before watering. Even plants that are misted regularly accumulate some dust on their leaves. Take small plants to the sink and spray their leaves, top and bottom with warm water. This will remove any dust that is blocking their pours (stomata). Large plants can be taken to the shower or outside once the temperatures are warm to have their foliage cleaned. Once the leaves are clean, jiggle them gently to revoke excess water. As with everything there are exceptions. Water will leave spots on plants with pubescent or fuzzy leaves. If necessary, their leaves can be cleaned by gently brushing them with a soft bristle brush. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at or


B3 Your children are what you eat

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

IN CANADA, OVER 30 PER CENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH CONSIDERED OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE and Dietetics demonstrated that modelling behaviour to children was more effective than teaching them when trying to increase their daily fruit consumption. In the study, nine-year-old children were separated into two groups. The first group was in an educational program designed to provide general information about a healthy lifestyle and to build skills for choosing healthy foods. The program consisted of 29 weekly, 15-minute lessons, each delivered in the students’ classroom by their teacher for the entire school year. The second group received no educational training; instead they were exposed to their teacher eating healthy snacks during the school day. The teachers merely acted as role models, bringing fruit to school at least three times a week. They kept the fruit on display at their desks and ate it during breaks throughout the day. At the one-year follow up, only those children whose teacher had modelled fruit consumption continued to eat significantly more fruit. Those who had completed the educational curriculum had returned to eating the same amount of fruit as they were before the study. What are the take-home points we can learn from this study?

Tomatoes turn off cancer Any way you eat ’em, whether it’s a thick, juicy slice of a hearty beefsteak tomato, a puree into luscious pasta sauce, spicy salsa or an extract in your green drink, tomatoes and tomato extract decrease atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries of your heart, brain and legs. And if that’s not enough, here’s another good reason to love your tomato: This magical fruit (it’s not a vegetable) also decreases cancer risk. A new report reveals that lycopene — the powerful carotenoid that gives this fruit its fiery hue and disease-fighting prowess — also boosts levels of an important cancer-quelching hormone called adiponectin. Like a Swiss Army knife, it does it all: helps you maintain healthy blood sugar, burn fat, cool inflammation, discourages cancer cell growth and throws up roadblocks when tumors try to grow their own arteries. Adiponectin even encourages cancer cells to die. In a new study, women who got 25 mg of lycopene a day from tomato products (equivalent to a half-cup of your favorite sauce) boosted levels of adiponectin by nine per cent, reducing their breast cancer risk. Higher A levels also are linked to lower risk for diabetes and heart disease. Along with boosting adiponectin, lycopene has been associated with reducing risk for prostate, lung and stomach


DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN cancer, reducing LDL (lousy) cholesterol levels while helping to control blood pressure. So we think this message — eat more lycopene! — is for everyone. Here are five delicious ways to get more into your daily diet: Go Italian — and beyond: The human body absorbs the most lycopene from cooked tomato products eaten with a smidge of good fat, like the olive oil in tomato sauce. You’ll get 25 mg of lycopene from a halfcup of tomato puree or tomato sauce. Top off your whole-wheat pasta with tomato marinara, or dunk whole-grain bread in tomato sauce, but don’t stop there. Ladle sauce over black or red beans, spaghetti squash or your favourite veggies, too. Sip soup or juice: A cup of tomato soup or vegetable juice cocktail also delivers your quota. Choose reduced- or lowsodium varieties. (Read those labels when shopping for sauce and puree!) Treat yourself to pink fruit: Enjoy a slice of juicy watermelon (13 mg)

or half of a pink grapefruit (1.7 mg). Choose red toppings: Add five chopped, sundried tomatoes (five mg) to your salad topping. Upgrade your veggie burger with two tablespoons of chili sauce (6.7 mg) or catsup (five mg), dunk steamed shrimp in cocktail sauce (5.9 mg in two tablespoons), add a big dollop of salsa to your burrito (4.8 mg in three tablespoons). Munch a tomato: A whole, fresh tomato has five mg of lycopene. That number jumps to 7.5 if you cook it for five minutes, even higher the longer it simmers. Put it in your green drink: Tomato extract takes the essences of the tomato and lets you add it to drinks or healthy smoothies you prepare. Read the label to ensure you’re getting a real tomato extract.

able levels when you. ... Move your muscles: Muscle cells make adiponectin when you use ”em. A brisk, daily walk plus strength-training exercises twice a week can accentuate your A levels significantly. Find fibre: For optimal adiponectin levels, aim for at least 27 grams of fibre daily. (Two to three servings of whole grains plus five to seven servings of produce.) People who hit that fibre quotient have adiponectin levels that are 24 per cent higher than those who get less than 17 grams of fibre a day. Nibble nuts: Crunching a small handful five days a week could boost your adiponectin levels 12 per cent. Subtract sugar: Sugary drinks and added sugars and syrups can reduce levels of adiponectin. Having fruit and fibre (four servings a day) can do the opposite and raise your A about 10 per cent. Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit

Without question, adults’ role modelling healthy food choices is more powerful than merely telling children how to eat healthy. In this case, actions really do speak louder than words. With adult obesity rates on the rise, one can see how challenging it is going to be for parents to model healthy eating habits and behaviour to their children for the years to come, especially in the fast-paced society we live in. However, make it your daily goal to provide a strong foundation for a healthier life — everyone will reap the rewards! It is essential that families do all they can to prevent obesity in children and to have it treated, if it should occur. If you need help educating yourself so that you can in turn help your children, see your naturopathic doctor as soon as possible. Now is the time to set your children up for success. Position yourself as an educator of healthy living today! Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Aspire Natural Medicine. He completed his naturopathic medical training at Bastyr University, and is among only a handful of naturopathic doctors in Alberta to complete an additional one-year residency in family medicine. For more detailed information on naturopathic medicine visit

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In Canada, over 30 per cent of children and youth are considered overweight or obese; yes, that is one in three children! If the current trend continues, by 2040, an alarming 70 per cent of adults 40-years-old will be either overweight or obese (Statistics Canada). As a result of this, it is possible that for the first time in history, our children may have a shorter lifespan than their parents. In addition to the pressing health concerns associated with obesity, emotional and psychological problems often emerge, stemming into body SHANE image and confidence issues. JOHNSON So, how can you dramatically decrease the chances of NATUROPATHIC your child becoming part of MEDICINE this statistic? The answer is simple — watch what you eat! Yes, that is right … what you consume as parent will have more of an impact on your child’s dietary habits than your children being taught about healthy eating. A 2013 study in the Journal of Academy of Nutrition

Four more ways to boost adiponectin Remember that healthy A hormone, adiponectin, that is increased by lycopene? Your body boosts avail-

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Doctor ratings in the U.S. are less popular than those of toasters, cars and movies when it comes to online consumer sites. That’s according to a survey that found most adults hadn’t checked online physician reviews — and most said a conveniently located office and accepting patients’ health insurance was more important. Still, the sites do appear to be swaying opinions. About a third of patients who viewed online sites sought out or avoided physicians based on their ratings. The findings come from a nationally representative Internet-based survey of 2,137 adults. Results were published online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The 2012 survey may overestimate awareness among the general population, since about 1 in 5 Americans don’t have Internet access. But the researchers attempted to compensate for that by providing free Internet-connected computers for consumers without access. The results suggest that online doctor ratings have gained popularity since earlier surveys. That’s a concern since there’s no way to know if a review is real or fake,

or what might have motivated the reviewer, said lead author Dr. David Hanauer, a pediatrician and associate professor at the University of Michigan. More than one-third of those surveyed had checked out online reviews for movies, restaurants, appliances or electronics, and more than 1 in 4 viewed online car ratings. But less than 1 in 5 said they had viewed online physician ratings. Consumer reviews of doctors’ can be found on dozens of online sites, including some that only rate doctors and others like that cover a panoply of goods and services. Most reviewers don’t include their full names or remain anonymous. Some doctors who oppose the idea make their patients sign “gag orders” agreeing not to post comments about them online. Hanauer said he doesn’t do that. He added that he hasn’t found any reviews of himself online. The American Medical Association — the nation’s largest physicians’ group — is wary of the sites. “Anonymous online opinions of physicians should be taken with a grain of salt, and should certainly not be a patient’s sole source of information when looking for a new physician,” Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA’s president, said in a statement.


Online doctor reviews get fewer clicks than cars, movies, toasters



Oil Kings 4 Rebels 1 The Red Deer Rebels and Edmonton Oil Kings played ‘circle the wagons’ Wednesday at the Enmax Centrium. The Rebels were the cowboys. The Oil Kings outshot their hosts 54-15 while cruising to a 4-1 Western Hockey League win before a recorded gathering of 4,573, atoning for last Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to visiting Red Deer in a big way. Netminder Patrik Bartosak was far and away the best Rebel, turning aside 45 of 49 shots — including 24 of 25 in the second period — before giving way to Taz Burman with nine minutes remaining in what amounted to a mercy pull by Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter. “Well, it was just a reflection of the way the last two to two and a half weeks have been for us,” said Sutter. “Our goalie has given us a chance in every game and we’ve scored one goal in each of our last three games. “We’re going through a pretty tough period right now and at a bad time. A while ago we were nine points up on a playoff spot and we’ll probably wake up tomorrow morning sitting in ninth place (in the Eastern Conference). It’s been tough. There’s a lot of things that we lack and we just can’t seem to get a grasp on wanting to change it. Look at tonight, for two periods of the game we

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weren’t even close. We had a lot of turnovers again and lost a lot of one-on-one battles.” Curtis Lazar staked Edmonton to a permanent lead 8:52 into the contest, taking a bouncing puck off the skates of Rebels defender Haydn Fleury and beating Bartosak from the edge of the crease. “Getting that early one gave us a bit of confidence,” said Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal, whose club remained tied with the Calgary Hitmen — 6-4 winners at Moose Jaw Wednesday — for top spot in the conference with three games in hand. “Bartosak has been outstanding against us the last two games at home (including a 50-save performance last Friday) and clearly the difference between the two teams. So we had to generate more traffic and get to him early and we did that tonight.” Edgars Kulda notched the eventual winner early in the middle frame, busting down the right wing, squeezing through a check along the boards and flipping the puck over Bartosak while cutting to the net. Brandon Ralph upped the count to 3-0 at 2:32 of the final frame before Adam Musil potted the Rebels lone goal six minutes later. Defenceman Nick Charif did the heaving lifting on the rookie forward’s eighth of the season, carrying the puck end to end and hitting Musil with a perfect pass that he redirected past Oil Kings netminder Tristan Jarry.

Shoulder problem ends Sutter’s season BY ADVOCATE STAFF Playing through pain is one thing; playing with a bad shoulder is another matter altogether. Hampered by a shoulder injury since very early in the season, Lukas Sutter played his final WHL game with the Red Deer Rebels in a 7-1 loss Monday at Calgary. Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter decided Tuesday that his nephew, whom he acquired from the Saskatoon Blades last summer, was only hurting himself by putting off needed surgery and would be shut down for the season. “It was my decision,” said Sutter. “He wanted to give it another shot when he came back last week although the recommenda-

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Red Deer Rebel Devan Fafard takes a punch from Edmonton Oil King Brandon Baddock during second-period action at the Centrium. Just 57 seconds later, however, the visitors restored their three-goal cushion as Henrik Samuelsson cashed a rebound off the end boards with Red Deer rookie Meyer Nell serving a slashing penalty. For the Rebels, their socalled best players were clear-

ly not their best players. That’s been a familiar tone during the club’s ongoing stretch of futility. “I know our 16- and 17-year old players are going to go through tough times. They’re getting better and they’re learning,” said Sutter.

tions from the doctors were that he not play again this season and have the surgery done.” The overage forward, who produced 10 goals and 23 points in 45 games as a Rebel, twice this season was out of the lineup for long stretches with the shoulder ailment. The second-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL entry draft returned from his last leave of absence Feb. 12 versus visiting Medicine Hat and played in three games prior to Tuesday’s decision. “Lukas came back and left it up to me as far as where I thought his play would be,” said Sutter. “After watching him for three games, I just thought it was holding him back and the other night in Calgary it was pretty evident that we needed to shut him down for the season and for him to move forward with the surgery.” Sutter’s shoulder popped out while he was the Blades during the Memorial Cup tournament last spring. “But he rehabbed it all summer and he said it felt good during our training camp and Winnipeg’s camp,” said Brent Sutter. “Then in the fourth game of the season it came out on him again. He went

“But we’re not getting a lot outside of that as far as our older guys go. When you’re having to play 16- and 17-yearolds against other team’s 19and 20-year-olds, it makes it tough.”

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through rehab, came back and played with a brace until the shoulder forced him out again (during a Jan. 24 game at Saskatoon). “Everyone kind of knew at that time that we was going to need reconstructive surgery, it was just a matter of whether he could play through the year. He wanted to rehab it first and then it came down to whether Lukas wanted to give it another shot. From there I had to make a call and I could see after three games that it was really bothering him and holding him back.” Sutter never played up to expectations during his time in Red Deer and the reason is now clear. “The brace, especially, affected his play,” said Brent Sutter. “It really restricts what you can do and it did affect him. But full credit to Lukas. He played through all of that and showed a lot of grit. “Now he can have the surgery and be ready to go next September or October wherever he winds up playing. At least he’ll have had his shoulder fixed and gone through the proper rehabilitation.” Sutter has yet to sign a contract with the Jets.

Gold medal drought ends with bobsled win MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM, BOTH CURLING TEAMS ADVANCE WITH WINS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — The silver streak is over, thanks to Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse. The reigning Olympic women’s bobsled champions retained their title Wednesday and gave Canada its first gold medal since Day 5 of the Sochi Games. It appeared Humphries and Moyse, the dominant duo on the World Cup circuit, might be forced to settle for yet another Canadian silver. But despite trailing Americans Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams with two runs to go, the Canadians reached the top of the podium with a consistency that their rivals couldn’t match. “Winning gold is amazing, but walking away satisfied is better,” Calgary native Humphries said. “After the third run I knew that if we did the business we could be on top.” The gold medal was the first for Canada in over a week. Dara Howell gave the country its fourth gold of the Games last Tuesday, but Canada hadn’t topped the podium since. The medals continued to come in, however, with Canada winning six silver and two bronze during the golden drought. The bobsled gold was Canada’s only medal at Day 13 of the Olympics, but both curling foursomes ensured more hardware will be on the way. Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones beat Great Britain 6-4 in the women’s semifinal, while Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., downed China 10-6 in the men’s semifinal. And Canada also moved closer to defending its gold in men’s hockey, though it was far from easy. Canada had to hang on for a nail-biting 2-1 win over Latvia in a quarter-final that was expected to be a blowout. At least Team Canada did better than the host Russians, who bowed out of the hockey tournament after a shocking 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. Canada was in fifth in the overall medal standings with 18 (five gold, nine silver, four bronze). The United


Canada’s Corey Perry sprays Latvia goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis after making a save during first-period quarter-final hockey action at the Sochi Winter Olympics Wednesday. States leads with 23 medals, followed by host Russia and the Netherlands with 22 each. Norway, which has a leading nine gold medals, is in fourth with 20 overall. Canada will have to perform exceptionally over the final five days of competition to have a shot at its goal of winning the most overall medals in Sochi, but Humphries and Moyse kept the country in the hunt. While a medal was all but assured for Canada entering the final two runs, a gold was in serious doubt. Humphries and Moyse trailed Meyers and Williams by .23 seconds entering the final two runs. While a quarter second is a comfortable lead by bobsled standards, Moyse thought there was still a chance to defend the gold. “We said last night anything can happen at the Olympic Games,” said

Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I. “You gave to believe anything is possible. Even the last two days we knew where we stood but we couldn’t stop believing because anything was possible.” Humphries and Moyse were consistently fast on their final two runs, while the Americans struggled with control. In the end the USA-1 sled came up short on its final run, giving Canada the win by a tenth of a second. “I had no idea how close I was in the last run,” Humphries said. “Heather did and said we closed the gap. I just gave it all we had and wanted one more clean run and see what happens. To get the gold and complete the job is awesome.” Awesome is also the word many hockey fans in Canada are using to describe Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis. Hardly a household name

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toiling in the AHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect proved, at least for one night, he could hang with the NHL’s best. Gudlevskis made 55 saves against the likes of Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry as Latvia gave Canada all it could handle in their men’s hockey quarter-final. A thirdperiod power-play goal on a booming Shea Weber slapshot was just enough to send Canada into a semifinal against the United States. “It can get to you,” Canadian forward Patrick Marleau said Canada’s struggles to beat Gudlevskis. The Americans had little trouble scoring in their semifinal, beating the Czech Republic 5-2. Team Canada had some company in the area of tense games. On the curling ice, Jones needed to make a key shot in the final end against world champion Great Britain in order to move on to the final. Jones showed why she’s one of the best under pressure, drawing to the four-foot against three British counters to secure the win. She improved to 10-0 in Sochi, with only Swedish skip Margaretha Sigfridsson in the way of a perfect Olympic run. The women’s final is Thursday. “It’s crazy to think that we’re going to be on that podium, I’m not going to lie,” Jones said. “It was an emotional win. “We’ve dreamed of this since we were little girls ... We’re going to be on that podium no matter what. Nobody can ever take that away from us. It’s pretty exciting and something we’re going to celebrate, but right now we’re focused on trying to play well (Thursday).” Jacobs blew a tight game against China open with three in the ninth end. After a rough start in Sochi, the Canadian champion will face Great Britain on Friday with a second straight Olympic gold medal on the line. “To get another medal for all of Team Canada is a great feeling, but at the same time, we want to come out and we want to get that gold,” Jacobs said.


SCOREBOARD Hockey GA 208 189 224 212 231 256

Pt 70 66 64 60 39 37

GA 141 172 164 172 197 300

Pt 86 86 75 72 60 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 59 47 8 0 4 255 151 98 Victoria 62 42 16 1 3 205 155 88 Vancouver 62 29 23 7 3 208 211 68 Prince George 63 25 30 3 5 214 264 58 Kamloops 60 12 43 2 3 151 253 29 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 60 43 12 2 3 287 184 91 Seattle 60 37 18 2 3 205 203 79 Spokane 60 34 21 3 2 202 179 73 Everett 59 28 23 7 1 171 180 64 Tri-City 60 27 27 3 3 152 179 60 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns Tuesday’s results Portland 5 Prince George 1 Wednesday’s results Victoria 5 Brandon 3 Calgary 6 Moose Jaw 4 Regina 4 Saskatoon 2 Vancouver 5 Lethbridge 2 Kootenay 5 Medicine Hat 2 Edmonton 4 Red Deer 1 Prince Albert 4, Spokane 1 Kelowna 5 Tri-City 1 Friday’s games Victoria at Regina, 6 p.m. Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Calgary at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Spokane at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Prince George, 8 p.m. Prince Albert at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Wednesday’s summaries Oil Kings 4, Rebels 1 First Period 1. Edmonton, Lazar 33 (Moroz, Petryk) 8:12. Penalties — Moroz Edm (fighting) 0:08, Johnson RD (fighting) 0:08, Orban Edm (holding) 1:59, Dieno RD (fighting) 1:59, Orban Edm (fighting) 3:59, Ralph Edm (instigator) 7:56, Mpofu RD (kneeing) 7:56, Ralph Edm (fighting) 9:56, Mpofu RD (fighting) 9:56, Polei RD (tripping) 10:38, Ralph Edm (10-minute misconduct) 14:56. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Kulda 23 (unassisted) 1:20. Penalties — Doetzel RD (hooking) 4:00, Fafard RD (slashing) 6:35, Samuelsson Edm (slashing) 11:45, Baddock Edm (fighting) 14:56, Fafard RD (fighting) 14:56, Bear RD (roughing) 16:55. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Ralph 7 (Carroll, Mayo) 2:32. 4. Red Deer, Musil 8 (Charif, Gaudet) 8:23. 5. Edmonton, Samuelsson 29 (Corbett, Sautner) 9:20 (pp). Penalties — Eller Edm (holding) 6:43, Nell RD (slashing) 7:58, Bartosak RD (delay of game) 11:11, Gaudet RD (charging) 18:05, Kulda Edm (10-minute misconduct) 19:58, Dixon RD (10-minute misconduct) 19:58. Shots on goal

Edmonton 15 25 14 — 54 Red Deer 5 4 6 — 15 Goal — Edmonton: Jarry (W, 37-12-1); Red Deer: Bartosak (L, 26-24-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Edmonton: 1-7; Red Deer: 0-3. Attendance — 4,573 at Red Deer. Royals 5, Wheat Kings 3 First Period 1. Brandon, Pulock 18 (Coulter, Pilon) 4:42. 2. Victoria, Nelson 20 (Cote, Hodges) 4:58. 3. Victoria, Soy 12 (Walker) 8:50. 4. Victoria, Hodges 19 (Nelson, Cote) 14:04. 5. Victoria, Carroll 31 (Hodges) 17:01. Penalties — Bukarts Bra (interference) 6:10, Carroll Vic (roughing) 19:47, Pilon Bra (roughing) 19:47. Second Period 6. Brandon, Coulter 8 (Lindgren, Roy) 9:00. 7. Victoria, Kanzig 3 (Blomqvist, Skapski) 11:26. Penalties — None. Third Period 8. Brandon, Bukarts 22 (Pilon, Pulock) 17:15 (pp). Penalties — Kanzig Vic (hooking) 1:05, Brown Vic (hooking) 9:33, Bukarts Bra (interference) 10:12, Kanzig Vic (interference) 17:00. Shots on goal Victoria 21 14 14 — 49 Brandon 6 10 10 — 26 Goal — Victoria: Polivka (W, 22-11-0); Brandon: Honey (L, 10-14-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Victoria: 0-2; Brandon: 1-3. Attendance — 2,702 at Brandon. Hitmen 6, Warriors 4 First Period 1. Moose Jaw, Point 27 (Jensen, Johnson) 8:53. 2. Calgary, Virtanen 37 (Brassart, Padakin) 9:08. 3. Calgary, Roach 9 (Sanheim, Thomas) 15:35 (pp). Penalties — Peterson CAL (holding) 10:30, Point MJ (hooking) 14:18. Second Period 4. Calgary, Padakin 23 (Lang, Mahon) 5:48. 5. Calgary, Virtanen 38 (Brassart) 19:34. Penalties — Valentine MJ (tripping) 7:26, Sleptsov MJ (delay of game) 8:11, Virtanen CAL (inter. on goaltender) 10:10, Peterson CAL (cross-checking) 12:43. Third Period 6. Moose Jaw, McCarthy 3 (Point) 2:15. 7. Moose Jaw, Rodewald 21 (Point, Eberle) 10:09 (pp). 8. Calgary, Peterson 9 (Chase) 15:30. 9. Calgary, Padakin 24 (Brassart, Rissling) 18:57 (-EN.SH). 10. Moose Jaw, McCarthy 4 (Zalitach, Valentine) 19:36 (pp). Penalties — Virtanen CAL (charging) 7:35, Cooke MJ (cross-checking) 7:35, Lang CAL (slashing) 8:52, Virtanen CAL (roughing) 18:47. Shots on goal Calgary 9 15 14 — 38 Moose Jaw 14 11 10 — 35 Goal — Calgary: Shields (W, 19-2-0); Moose Jaw: Sawchenko (L, 6-9-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 1-3; Moose Jaw: 2-5. Attendance — 3,246 at Moose Jaw. Pats 4, Blades 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Second Period 1. Regina, Klimchuk 21 (Williams, Macauley) 2:20 (short-handed-SH). 2. Regina, Klimchuk 22 (Stevenson, Sinitsyn) 6:03. Penalties — Stephenson Reg (slashing) 0:42, Schacher Reg (hooking) 8:04, Stovin Sas (checking from behind) 16:51. Third Period 3. Saskatoon, Nikkel 5 (Sherbak, Hebig) :24. 4. Saskatoon, Clayton 9 (Stovin, Johnston) 5:54. 5. Regina, McVeigh 10 (Sinitsyn, D’Amico) 16:41. 6. Regina, Klimchuk 23 (Stephenson) 19:55 (-EN). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Regina 17 15 12 — 44 Saskatoon 10 6 12 — 28 Goal — Regina: Macauley (W, 22-14-3); Saskatoon: Trombley (L, 9-22-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Regina: 0-1; Saskatoon: 0-2. Attendance — 4,215 at Saskatoon.

Giants 5, Hurricanes 2 First Period 1. Vancouver, McEvoy 9 (Volek, Kulak) 11:06. 2. Vancouver, Baer 8 (Sward, Atwal) 11:25. Penalties — Osipov Van (fighting) 10:33, Swenson Let (fighting) 10:33, Traber Van (fighting) 11:30, Alldridge Let (fighting) 11:30, McEvoy Van (fighting) 17:32, Folk Let (fighting) 17:32. Second Period 3. Lethbridge, Folk 3 (Erkamps, Sheen) 16:01 (pp). 4. Vancouver, Popoff 12 (Franson, Houck) 19:11 (pp). Penalties — Ramsay Let (tripping) 1:59, Foster Van (hooking) 3:28, Let Bench (served by Cooper, too many men) 4:23, Duke Let (interference) 11:31, Dosanjh Van (roughing) 15:10, Dosanjh Van (fighting) 15:10, Sayers Let (fighting) 15:10, Bell Let (closing hand on puck) 17:25. Third Period 5. Vancouver, Franson 25 (Houck, Morrison) 6:56. 6. Vancouver, Hamilton 8 (Houck, Volek) 9:40. 7. Lethbridge, Estephan 11 (Erkamps) 15:28 (pp). Penalties — Geertsen Van (roughing) 3:59, Traber Van (tripping) 13:34, Hamilton Van (roughing) 14:34, Watson Let (roughing) 14:34, Atwal Van (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 18:09, Atwal Van (fighting) 18:09, Watson Let (fighting) 18:09. Shots on goal Vancouver 17 16 15 — 48 Lethbridge 8 14 7 — 29 Goal — Vancouver: Rathjen (W, 13-6-4); Lethbridge: Sacher (L, 4-9-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Vancouver: 1-4; Lethbridge: 2-5. Attendance — 3,006 at Lethbridge. Ice 5, Tigers 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Lewington MH (tripping) 1:56. Second Period 1. Kootenay, Franko 19 (Bozon, Reinhart) 19:50 (pp). Penalties — McPhee Koo (slashing) 5:51, Lewington MH (tripping) 12:32, Koules MH (hooking) 18:54, Lewington MH (roughing) 19:06, Descheneau Koo (cross-checking) 19:06. Third Period 2. Medicine Hat, Labelle 8 (Penner, Lewington) 8:57. 3. Medicine Hat, Doty 9 (Penner) 15:00. 4. Kootenay, Philp 26 (Franko, Vetterl) 15:51. 5. Kootenay, Descheneau 38 (Reinhart) 17:37. 6. Kootenay, Reinhart 32 (Descheneau, Bozon) 18:39 (-EN). 7. Kootenay, Bozon 29 (Descheneau, Reinhart) 19:48 (-EN). Penalties — Descheneau Koo (high-sticking) 9:16. Shots on goal Medicine Hat 12 12 18 — 42 Kootenay 8 7 13 — 28 Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (L, 18-11-2); Kootenay: Skapski (W, 24-14-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Medicine Hat: 0-2; Kootenay: 1-3. Attendance — 2,063 at Kootenay. Rockets 5, Americans 1 First Period 1. Kelowna, Goulbourne 12 (Linaker, Rigby) 9:43. 2. Kelowna, Bell 39 (Tvrdon, Martin) 12:31. 3. Kelowna, Merkley 16 (Kirkland, Chartier) 13:07. Penalties — Schmidli Kel (hooking) 2:35. Second Period 4. Kelowna, Linaker 9 (Severson, Stadel) 3:30. 5. Kelowna, Wheaton 6 (Goulbourne, Glover) 18:44. Penalties — Hillis TC (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 8:26, Bowey Kel (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 8:26, Purtill TC (kneeing) 12:28, Thrower TC (cross-checking) 15:34. Third Period 6. Tri-City, Southam 3 (McCue) 18:42. Penalties — Hillis TC (10-minute misconduct) 10:12, Topping TC (cross-checking) 13:36, Rigby Kel (high-sticking) 19:45, Rigby Kel (high-sticking) 19:45. Shots on goal Tri-City 5 5 6 — 16 Kelowna 20 19 12 — 51 Goal — Tri-City: Sarthou (L, 3-6-0); Kelowna: Cooke (W, 32-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Tri-City: 0-2; Kelowna: 0-3. Referees — Ryan Benbow, Sean Raphael. Linesmen — Kevin Crowell, Ward Pateman. Attendance — 4,865 at Kelowna.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Regina 60 32 22 3 3 207 Swift Current 60 29 23 2 6 198 Brandon 61 28 25 6 2 219 Prince Albert 60 28 28 2 2 192 Moose Jaw 59 15 35 3 6 155 Saskatoon 61 16 40 2 3 177 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Edmonton 58 42 14 1 1 246 Calgary 61 40 15 3 3 244 Medicine Hat 60 36 21 3 0 212 Kootenay 60 34 22 2 2 201 Red Deer 61 28 29 1 3 177 Lethbridge 62 12 45 2 3 147

MEDALS Nation United States Russian Federation Netherlands Norway Canada Germany France Sweden Switzerland Austria Czech Republic Slovenia Japan Italy Belarus China Poland South Korea Finland Australia Latvia Great Britain Slovakia Croatia Kazakhstan Ukraine


S 5 9 7 4 9 3 2 5 3 6 4 1 4 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

B 11 7 9 7 4 4 6 4 1 1 2 4 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1

Tot. 23 22 22 20 18 15 11 11 10 9 8 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1

What Canada Did on Wednesday, Feb. 19 SOCHI, Russia — What Canada Did on Wednesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics: ALPINE SKIING Men’s Giant Slalom - Trevor Philp of Calgary was the top Canadian after the two runs, placing 25th (two minutes 49.55 seconds, +4.26 seconds). Phil Brown of Toronto was 29th (2:49.91) and Morgan Pridy of Whistler, B.C., was 33rd (2:51.96). BIATHLON 2x6km Women + 2x7.5 km Men Mixed Relay The Canadian team of Megan Imrie (Falcon Lake, Man.), Rosanna Crawford (Canmore, Alta.), Brendan Green (Hay River, N.W.T.) and Scott Perras (Regina), finished 12th with a time of one hour, 13 minutes and 27.7 seconds, four minutes and 10.7 seconds behind gold medallist Norway. BOBSLEIGH Women’s - Kaillie Humphries (Calgary) and Heather

Moyse (Summerside. P.E.I.), successfully defended their gold medal with a four-run time of three minutes 50.61 seconds, erasing a 0.23 deficit going into the final two runs to beat United States 1 by a tenth-of-a-second. Jennifer Ciochetti (Edmonton) and Chelsea Valois (Zenon Park, Sask.) placed 13th (3:54.49). CROSS-COUNTRY Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic Semifinal - Daria Gaiazova (Banff, Alta.) and Perianne Jones (Almonte, Ont.) were fifth out of the nine teams in their group and did not advance. Men’s Team Sprint Classic Semifinals - Alex Harvey (St. Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que.) and Devon Kershaw (Sudbury, Ont.) were sixth out of 11 teams in their group and did not advance. CURLING Women’s Semifinal - Canada defeated Great Britain 6-4 and plays Sweden in the gold medal match on Thursday. Men’s Semifinal - Canada defeated China 10-6 and will face Great Britain for the gold medal on Friday. FIGURE SKATING Ladies Short Program - Kaetlyn Osmond (Sherwood Park, Alta.) placed 13th with 56.18 points and Gabrielle Daleman (Newmarket, Ont.) was 19th with 52.61 going into Thursday’s free program. ICE HOCKEY Men’s Quarter-final - Canada defeated Latvia 2-1 and will play the U.S. in the semifinal game on Friday. SNOWBOARD Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom - Marianne Leeson (Burlington, Ont.) placed 5th overall, Caroline Calve (Aylmer, Que.) took 6th and Ariane Lavigne (LacSuperieur, Que.) was 8th. Each lost their quarterfinal race. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom - Defending gold medallist Jasey Jay Anderson, of Mont-Tremblant, Que., and Matt Morison of Burketon, Ont., made it through qualifying but were eliminated in the next round. Michael Lambert of Toronto failed to make it through qualifying. Anderson placed 14th overall, Morison 15th and Lambert 27th. SPEED SKATING Ladies’ 5000 m - Ivanie Blondon of Ottawa placed 14th overall with a time of seven minutes 20.10 seconds, 28.56 seconds behind gold medallist Martina

Today ● Men’s basketball: Gord Scott Nissan vs. Sheraton Red Deer, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Orangemen, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.

Friday ● Junior tennis: Alberta U12, U16 boys’ and girls’ indoor championships, noon start, Red Deer Tennis Club. ● College volleyball: Alberta Colleges men’s championship at RDC; RDC vs. Briercrest, 6 p.m., other games at 1, 3 and 8 p.m. ● Senior high basketball: Hunting Hills tournament. ● WHL: Vancouver at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Three Hills, second game of best-of-three North Division survivor series, 8 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Fort Saskatchewan at Innisfail, third game of best-of-seven provincial semifinal, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday ● Junior tennis: Alberta U12, U16 boys’ and girls’ indoor championships, 9 a.m., Red Deer Tennis Club. ● Skiing: Red Deer Ski Club, Provincial Racers U12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Canyon Ski Resort. ● Cheerleading: Fifth annual Prairie Academy competition, first of six competitions at 9 a.m., final at 6:45 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● Senior high basketball: Hunting Hills tournament.

● College volleyball: Alberta Colleges men’s championship at RDC; games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blazers at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 11:30 a.m., Arena. ● Major bantam hockey: Rocky Mountain at Red Deer White, second game of best-of-three divisional semifinal, 2 p.m., Arena. ● WHL: Swift Current at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Three Hills at Red Deer, third game of best-ofthree North Division survivor series, if necessary, 8 p.m., Arena.


● Skiing: Red Deer Ski Club, Provincial Racers U12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Canyon Ski Resort. ● Junior tennis: Alberta U12, U16 boys’ and girls’ indoor championships, 9 a.m., Red Deer Tennis Club. ● College volleyball: Alberta Colleges men’s championship at RDC; games at 11 a.m. and 1 (bronze-medal) and 3:30 p.m.(gold-medal). ● Senior AAA hockey: Stony Plain at Bentley, fifth game of best-of-seven provincial semifinal, if neccesary, 2 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Grandview Allstars vs. Orangemen, Dream Team vs. Rusty Chuckers, Triple Threat vs. The Secret Runs, 4:15 p.m.; Monstars vs. Carster, Wells Furniture vs. Woodys RV, Triple A Batteries vs. Alken Basin Drillers, 5:30 p.m.; all games at Lindsay Thurber. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Red Deer Aero Equipment at Red Deer Northstar, 5:30 p.m., Arena.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 29 25 .537 — Brooklyn 25 27 .481 3 New York 21 33 .389 8 Boston 19 36 .345 10 1/2 Philadelphia 15 40 .273 14 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 38 14 .731 — Washington 26 28 .481 13 Atlanta 25 28 .472 13 1/2 Charlotte 25 30 .455 14 1/2 Orlando 16 40 .286 24 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 41 13 .759 — Chicago 28 25 .528 12 1/2 Detroit 22 32 .407 19 Cleveland 22 33 .400 19 1/2 Milwaukee 10 43 .189 30 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 15 .727 — Houston 36 17 .679 3 Dallas 32 23 .582 8 Memphis 30 23 .566 9 New Orleans 23 30 .434 16 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 — Portland 36 18 .667 6 1/2 Minnesota 26 28 .481 16 1/2 Denver 24 28 .462 17 1/2

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

19 34 .358 Pacific Division W L Pct 37 19 .661 32 21 .604 32 22 .593 18 35 .340 18 36 .333

23 GB — 3 1/2 4 17 1/2 18

Tuesday’s Games Indiana 108, Atlanta 98 Cleveland 114, Philadelphia 85 Toronto 103, Washington 93 Charlotte 108, Detroit 96 Milwaukee 104, Orlando 100 Memphis 98, New York 93 Miami 117, Dallas 106 Phoenix 112, Denver 107, OT San Antonio 113, L.A. Clippers 103 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 101, Orlando 93 Charlotte 116, Detroit 98 Chicago 94, Toronto 92 Washington 114, Atlanta 97 Minnesota 104, Indiana 91 New York 98, New Orleans 91 Phoenix 100, Boston 94 Brooklyn 105, Utah 99 San Antonio 111, Portland 109 Golden State 101, Sacramento 92 Houston at L.A. Lakers, late Thursday’s Games Miami at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

Sablikova of the Czech Republic. HOCKEY Men Qualification Playoff Round Slovenia 4 Austria 0 Russia 4 Norway 0 Czech Republic 5 Slovakia 3 Latvia 3 Switzerland 1 Wednesday, Feb. 19 Quarterfinals Sweden 5 Slovenia 0 Finland 3 Russia 1 Canada 2 Latvia 1 United States 5 Czech Republic 2 Friday, Feb. 21 Semifinals Sweden at Finland, 5 a.m. Canada at United States, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Bronze Medal Game TBAA at TBAH, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Gold Medal Game TBAA at TBAH, 5 a.m. Women Saturday, Feb. 15 Quarterfinals Sweden 4 Finland 2 Switzerland 2 Russia 0 Monday, Feb. 17 Semifinals United States 6 Sweden 1 Canada 3 Switzerland 1 Thursday, Feb. 20 Bronze Medal Game Switzerland at Sweden, 5 a.m.

Golf WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Wednesday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 First Round (Seedings in parentheses) Rickie Fowler (53), United States, def. Ian Poulter (12), England, 2 and 1. Jimmy Walker (21), United States, def.. Branden Grace (44), South Africa, 5 and 4. Bubba Watson (11), United States, def. Mikko Ilonen (54), Finland, 2 and 1. Jonas Blixt (43), Sweden, def. Keegan Bradley (22), United States, 2 and 1. George Coetzee (56), South Africa, def. Steve Stricker (9), United States, 3 and 1. Patrick Reed (41), United States, def. Graham DeLaet (24), Canada, 1 up. Jordan Spieth (10), United States, def. Pablo Larrazabal (55), Spain, 2 up. Thomas Bjorn (23), Denmark, def. Francesco Molinari (42), Italy, 2 and 1. Sergio Garcia (5), Spain, def. Marc Leishman (60), Australia, 22 holes. Bill Haas (28), United States, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez (37), Spain, 4 and 3. Peter Hanson (59), Sweden, def. Dustin Johnson (6), United States, 4 and 3. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, def. Kevin Streelman (38), United States, 5 and 4. Jason Day (8), Australia, def. Thorbjorn Olesen (57), Denmark, 2 up. Billy Horschel (40), United States, def. Jamie Donaldson (25), Wales, 6 and 5.

Matt Kuchar (7), United States, def. Bernd Wiesberger (58), Austria, 3 and 2. Ryan Moore (26), United States, def. Joost Luiten (39), Netherlands, 1 up. Charl Schwartzel (13), South Africa, def. Kevin Stadler (52), United States, 3 and 2. Jim Furyk (20), United States, def. Chris Kirk (45), United States, 2 and 1. Graeme McDowell (14), Northern Ireland, def. Gary Woodland (51), United States, 19 holes. Hideki Matsuyama (19), Japan, def. Martin Kaymer (46), Germany, 2 and 1. Brandt Snedeker (16), United States, def. David Lynn (49), England, 20 holes. Webb Simpson (17), United States, def. Thongchai Jaidee (48), Thailand, 3 and 2. Jason Dufner (15), United States, def. Scott Stallings (50), United States, 19 holes. Matteo Manassero (47), Italy, def. Luke Donald (18), England, 5 and 4. Rory McIlroy (4), Northern Ireland, def. Boo Weekley (61), United States, 3 and 2. Harris English (36), United States, def. Lee Westwood (29), England, 5 and 3. Richard Sterne (62), South Africa, def. Zach Johnson (3), United States, 5 and 4. Hunter Mahan (30), United States, def. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (35), Spain, 3 and 2. Henrik Stenson (1), Sweden, def. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64), Thailand, 2 and 1. Louis Oosthuizen (32), South Africa, def. Nick Watney (33), United States, 1 up. Justin Rose (2), England, def. Scott Piercy (63), United States, 1 up. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, def. Stephen Gallacher (34), Scotland, 19 holes.

Thursday, Feb. 20 Gold Medal Game Canada at United States, 10 a.m.


Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year contract. Designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Signed general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions. CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with RHP Homer Bailey on a six-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Phoenix F P.J. Tucker $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. BROOKLYN NETS — Traded G Jason Terry and F Reggie Evans to Sacramento for G Marcus Thornton. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Acquired G Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers for G Kent Bazemore and G MarShon Brooks. FOOTBALL

National Football League NFL — Suspended Washington TE Fred Davis indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. ATLANTA FALCONS — Named Billy Devaney and Russ Bolinger player personnel scouts. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed CB Derricus Purdy. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and head athletic trainer Kevin O’Neill. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Korey Banks to a contract extension through 2015. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled Fs Cory Emmerton, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen and D Adam Almquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled Fs Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson from Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled D Jonathon Blum and F Jake Dowell from Iowa (AHL). Assigned G John Curry to Iowa. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Jon Mer-

Domoney leads JV Raiders past Cougars Kaylee Domoney netted 21 points Wednesday to lead the Lindsay Thurber Raiders past the Notre Dame Cougars 51-36 in JV girls basketball action. Kiera Fujimoto added 16 points for the undefeated Raiders, while Shannon Bickley scored 10. Gemma Davis had 10 points for the Cougars, who trailed by 17 points at the half.

Cougars edge Rebels in high school boys basketball The Notre Dame Cougars edged the

rill from Albany (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Brandon Gormley from Portland (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Joel Broda to a professional tryout contract. Reassigned F Nick Larson to South Carolina (ECHL). Traded F Greg Miller to Oklahoma City for F Nicolas Tremblay and assigned Tremblay to Stockton (ECHL). Loaned D Mike Cornell to Florida (ECHL). LAKE ERIE MONSTERS — Reassigned F Cam Reid to Denver (CHL). ECHL CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Released F Tom Craig. Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed F Bruce Graham. Waived F Daniel Barnes. ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Signed G Dave Kopacz. QUAD CITY MALLARDS — Signed F Chris Greene.

West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House 76-75 in Central Alberta High School Boys’ Basketball League action Tuesday. Amet Deng led the Cougars with 18 points and five assists while Trenton Driedger had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Cole and Thomas Soodsma had 16 points each for the Rebels.

Vikings down Drillers Mark Vos drained 29 points and Nathan Klosse scored 13 as the Vikings downed the Alken Basin Drillers 81-57 in a Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association match Tuesday. Wyatt Saari paced the Drillers with 18 points.

A pair of local 13-year-old girls will compete in the U16 division of the Alberta U12/U16 provincial indoor championships, beginning Friday at the Red Deer Tennis Club. Kirsten Prelle is ranked seventh in the province in the U16 girls’ singles and second in the U14 category. Tereza Simonova goes in ranked eighth in the province in the U16 division. Simonova meets Maya Dukaric at noon Friday while Prelle takes on third-seeded Alina Jurca at 5 p.m. The two will also hook up to play doubles. Meanwhile Charvher Dael of the local club will compete in the boys’ U16 division. He will face third-ranked Griewko Strozyk in his opening match at noon Friday. Dael, who is just coming off a wrist injury, will also team with Michal Ostzygalo in the doubles.

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B6 The Russians are Finnish-ed

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

HOST HOCKEY TEAM’S HOPES FOR MEDAL DASHED AFTER LOSS TO FINLAND EVENT ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and nearby Ukraine. Finland beat the Russians 3-1, knocking them out of the quarter-finals and ending their chances of winning a hockey gold medal before their own fans. Defending Olympic champion Canada had a scare from upstart Latvia before a late goal sealed a 2-1 win. The U.S. advanced easily with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. The U.S. will meet Canada and Sweden takes on Finland in Friday’s semifinals. Another Russian with great expectations, 15-yearold figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia, fell during the women’s short program and finished fifth. Defending gold medallist Yuna Kim of South Korea led the competition, which finishes today. Ted Ligety of the U.S. won gold in men’s giant slalom, the first American man to win two Olympic medals in Alpine skiing. American-turned Russian snowboarder Vic Wild won the men’s parallel giant slalom, minutes after his Russian wife, Alexa Zavarzina, won bronze in the women’s competition. In downtown Sochi, Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips and removed members’ trademark ski masks. The confrontation lasted less than three minutes and no one was arrested. Earlier, Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides in Ukraine’s political crisis to halt the violence that left at least 25 people dead and 240 injured in Kyiv on Tuesday. The crisis centres on divided loyalties in Ukraine between Russia and the West. “I’m shocked by what is happening in my native country — especially because the violence is taking place during the Olympic Games, the world’s most peaceful and democratic event,” Bubka said. On the 13th day of the Sochi Olympics, Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon, making Ole Einar Bjoerndalen the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals; Norway also won the women’s cross-country team sprint, with Finland taking the men’s title; Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic denied the Netherlands another speedskating podium sweep; and the Canadian women won the gold in bobsled. ICE HOCKEY: Finland’s win over Russia was not an upset. The Finns had advanced to the semifinals as the fourth seed, while Russia had to win a consolation round game to advance to the final eight. Sweden continued its undefeated run, beating Slovenia 5-0 to advance to the semifinals. FIGURE SKATING: Kim scored 74.92 points, ahead of Adelina Sotnikova of Russia by 0.28. Carolina Kostner of Italy is third with 74.12. Lipnitskaia, who helped Russia win the team gold Feb. 9, fell on a triple flip. She was too tearful to speak after her worst performance in months. American champion Gracie Gold was fourth.


Russia goaltender Semyon Varlamov turns to find the puck as Finland scores a goal in the first period of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, in Sochi, Russia. Finland won 3-1. ALPINE SKIING: Ligety was 21 when he won his first gold medal in the combined at the 2006 Turin Games. The only other American to win two Olympic golds in Alpine skiing was Andrea Mead Lawrence, who took the women’s slalom and giant slalom at the 1952 Oslo Games. On Wednesday, Steve Missillier of France took the silver and teammate Alexis Pinturault the bronze. CROSS-COUNTRY: Marit Bjoergen captured her fifth career Olympic gold medal when Norway won the women’s team sprint. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was the other Norwegian skier. Finland took silver and Sweden bronze. In the men’s race, Finland took advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals. Russia grabbed the silver, Sweden the bronze. SNOWBOARDING: Wild grew up in White Salmon, Wash., and applied for Russian citizenship after marrying Zavarzina in 2011. He then joined the Russian snowboarding team. Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland finished second for silver, and Zan Kosir of Slovenia took the bronze. In the women’s race, Patrizia Kummer cruised to victory — and Switzerland’s sixth gold medal of the games — when Japan’s Tomoka Takeuchi missed a gate midway through the second run of the finals. SPEEDSKATING: Sablikova won her second consecutive gold in the women’s 5,000 metres. The Dutch

still added two more medals, with Ireen Wust winning silver and Carien Kleibeuker the bronze. Wust now has won four medals at the Sochi Games, including gold in the 3,000 and silvers in the 1,000 and 1,500. Dutch speedskaters have 21 medals overall. BIATHLON: Bjoerndalen broke the record for overall medals that he had shared with cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie. He also matched his fellow Norwegian’s record of eight gold medals. Bjoerndalen earlier won gold in Sochi in the men’s sprint biathlon. He can win another medal in the final men’s biathlon event of the Sochi Games, the 4x7.5-kilometre relay Saturday. In the mixed relay biathlon, the Czech Republic won the silver and Italy the bronze. BOBSLED: Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse won their second straight Olympic women’s bobsled gold. Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the U.S. took silver, and teammates Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans the bronze. Williams became the fifth Olympian to medal at both the Summer and Winter Games. She has gold and silver medals from three Olympic appearances as a sprinter. CURLING: Canada and Sweden will play for the gold medal in women’s curling after winning semifinal games that went to the final shot. In the men’s tournament, Canada will meet Britain for gold.

It’s maturity versus Queen Yuna sits atop speed in women’s women’s figure skating after short program gold medal game BY THE CANADIAN PRESS



SOCHI, Russia — To win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal, the Canadian women’s hockey team must leverage its big-game experience up front to overcome the superior speed of the United States. Canada’s dozen forwards have a combined 18 previous appearances at the Winter Olympics among them compared to seven among the American forwards. On defence, previous Winter Games experience is equal between the two countries. Both sides posses seasoned goaltenders. Thursday’s final at the Bolshoy Ice Dome is about executing in a vice of pressure for both countries. The U.S. wants to reclaim the gold it won in 1998 and this year’s team is young and relentless. If there is a crack in their armour, it was revealed in Canada’s 3-2 victory in the preliminary round. Taking a 1-0 lead into the third period, the Americans lost their composure when Canada equalized early in the second and pulled ahead less than two minutes later. So it will be up to three-time gold medallists Caroline Ouellette, Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford, as well as third-time Olympians Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Gillian Apps to shepherd Canada through the defining moment or moments of the gold-medal game. “I can bring some things to the table, but don’t kid yourself,” Dineen said. “I’m going to lean a little bit on Caroline Ouellette, Jayna Hefford, Hayley Wickenheiser and Gillian Apps. Great players who have been in an Olympics or two. They’ve sat in this seat before. “There’s a lot of people in that locker-room that have a pretty special jewellery collection.” Canada’s win over the U.S. in the round robin ended a four-game losing streak for the Americans, but it doesn’t necessarily give Canada the upper hand Thursday. The Olympic tournament format, which was introduced at the world championship two years

ago, has pitted the women’s hockey heavyweights against each other in the preliminary round before a second meeting in the final. Each country has won the roundrobin matchup, only to lose the final in 2012 and 2013. The Canadian women played more competitive games than the United States before their arrival in Sochi. The Alberta Midget Hockey League is similar in pace to games against the U.S. women, so Canada’s women have rehearsed many of the situations that can arise Thursday. The U.S. beat Canada in four of the last five world championship finals with Jessie Vetter in net, so expect Vetter in their goal Thursday. The choice is less clear for Canada. Although Shannon Szabados has been Canada’s starter of record since her 28-save shutout in Vancouver four years ago, Charline Labonte was outstanding in the win over the U.S. last week. Labonte is a two-time Olympian and earned the victory in the 2006 Olympic final against Sweden. Dineen gave no hint Wednesday on which goalie would get the nod, but when asked if it was a critical decision he said “Yes. It is.” The U.S. has talked up its youth, while the Canadians have emphasized their veteran poise during this tournament. “It certainly helps to have that Olympic experience,” Ouellette said. “You’ve been in those big games. You know how you’re going to feel. “You know it’s going to be normal to be nervous at first and you are able to channel that energy, that nervousness into positive energy and make sure everyone around is calm and play up to their potential, play with confidence. “It’s our role as veterans to make sure everyone is calm, everyone is ready to go.” The U.S. boasts several players from teams that won recent world championship finals against Canada, so they too feel they have battle-hardened personnel.

SOCHI, Russia — The woman known to her adoring fans as “Queen Yuna” doesn’t appear ready to give up her throne any time soon. Defending Olympic champion Kim Yuna lived up to her nickname at the Sochi Olympics, winning the short program Wednesday — a night that saw tiny Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaia crumble under the pressure of her home country, and two Canadians advance to Thursday’s free skate. Kim scored 74.92 points for her exquisite short program to “Send in the Clowns.” Looking elegant in a yellow long cuffed dress, the 23-year-old South Korean superstar opened with a huge triple Lutz-triple toe loop followed by an triple flip that seemed to hang effortlessly in the air. “I was so nervous before my competition,” said Kim. “When I finished, I was relaxed. I was nervous in warmups. My legs were shaking. I wasn’t able to do my jumps. In my head, there were a lot of thoughts.” Kim is trying to become the first singles skater to win back-to-back Olympic titles since Katarina Witt (1984 and ’88). A Russian is nipping at Kim’s heels — but not Lipnitskaia.

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia was second with 74.64 points, while Italy’s Carolina Kostner was third with 74.12. Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, N.L., finished 13th, while Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was 19th, good enough for both to advance to the free skate. Lipnitskaia carried on her slender shoulders the weight of a home country that had already suffered heartbreak Wednesday at the hands of its hockey team, ousted in the quarter-finals by Finland. The tiny Russian, who could easily have been mistaken for one of the flower retrievers, expected to battle Kim for gold after she laid down two near-perfect programs to lead Russia to first in the inaugural team event to open the Games. But Lipnitskaia — who took the ice to chants of “Ju-li-a!” in the packed Iceberg Skating Palace, fell on her triple flip and finished fifth with 65.23. She looked on the verge of tears in the kiss-and-cry, refusing to look at the camera. She had given into the tears by the time she reached reporters in the mixed zone and didn’t stop for interviews. “This does not define her career or who she is as an athlete,” coach Eteri Tutberidze said through a translator. “She simply made a mistake. That’s all. It happens.”

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Alex Harvey gave himself a failing grade at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Harvey and his partner, Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ont., were eliminated in the semifinals in the men’s team cross-country ski sprint Wednesday. It was considered Canada’s best chance for a medal in the sport. “I failed the exam,” said Harvey, of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que. They finished sixth in

their semifinal group — 44.14 seconds behind the first-place German pair. The Germans were seventh in the final, 40 seconds behind Finland’s Iivo Maskanen and Sami Juahojaervi. Russia took silver and Sweden the bronze. It didn’t go better for Canada in the women’s team sprint, as Daria Gaiazova of Banff, and Perianne Jones of Almonte, Ont. They were fifth of the nine teams in their semifinal group and did not

advance. Harvey and Kershaw won the event at the 2011 world championship in Norway, after finishing fourth at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. “I’ve been thinking of this day for four years,” said Harvey. “But sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t.” Harvey has one event left, the 50-kilometre race Sunday, but doesn’t expect to be a factor. Ivan Babikov of Canmore, will be Canada’s best hope in a sport in which it has never won a men’s medal.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 B7

Raptors can’t ride Bulls, Augustin Bulls 94 Raptors 92 TORONTO — In the world of professional sports, two months can feel like a lifetime. In a gritty 94-92 Chicago Bulls victory over the Raptors on Wednesday night, D.J. Augustin returned to Toronto to face the team that waived him in December and led the way. Augustin smiled when asked about the big night, but stressed the importance of getting another victory against an Eastern Conference opponent. “It feels good,” Augustin said. “Not just with my past here, but because we’re fighting for the third spot with them so it feels good. It feels really good.” Scoring 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter against his former team, Augustin got revenge on the team that sent him packing and the Bulls pulled out a huge win against the team that is directly above them in the Eastern Conference standings. “D.J. has been huge for us,” Joakim Noah said of his point guard. “And I know this was a big game for him, too, being able to play in Toronto, the team that cut him, and play well like that and lead us to victory. That must be the best feeling in the world. Just prove

your doubters wrong.” Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 20 points, Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points and Noah recorded a career-high 13 assists. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with a game-high 32 points. Kyle Lowry added 16 points, but shot just 4-for-13 from the floor. With Toronto having played in Washington the night before, the Bulls came out strong and led by 10 at the end of the first quarter. Toronto was able to trim the deficit to seven at the half. Chicago went into the fourth ahead by eight. Things stayed heated throughout the game, particularly down the stretch of the fourth quarter as the teams traded scores until a Jimmy Butler defensive stop on a DeRozan jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining allowed the Bulls to walk off the court victorious. “DeRozan is a load and I thought Jimmy defended him on several plays as well as you can,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “DeRozan is a big-time player. Each year he has improved significantly to the point where he is as good as it gets. There’s constant pressure on you. Jimmy battled and that’s what I like about Jimmy’s mindset. He is going to keep coming.”


Chicago Bulls’ D.J. Augustin (right) scores against the Toronto Raptors during second-half NBA action in Toronto on Wednesday, While DeRozan was unsuccessful down the stretch, the Raptors had a hard time criticizing the effort they received from their All-Star. “He’s our go-to guy throughout the game,” Raptors coach

McDowell, Dufner rally in opening day at Dove Mountain BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARANA, Ariz. — Graeme McDowell rarely felt as hopeless in match play as he did Wednesday at Dove Mountain. Overpowered and outplayed for much of the first round, he was 3 down with three holes to play as he watched the majestic flight of Gary Woodland’s tee shot cover the flag on the 16th hole. McDowell figured it was a matter of time before he climbed into a courtesy car to be driven back to the clubhouse. “The Cadillacs were circling,” he said. They must have looked like buzzards. In an opening round of comebacks in the Match Play Championship, none was more stunning than McDowell surviving to see another day of this most unpredictable event. Woodland’s shot took a hard bounce and landed between two corporate suites. Bogey. With a wedge in hand, Woodland pulled it on the wrong side of the 17th green, and McDowell capitalized by making a 12-foot birdie. Woodland blasted out of the left bunker, over the 18th green and into the right bunker to lose a third straight hole. McDowell completed his improbable rally with a 6-foot birdie on the 19th hole to win. “I’m sure he’s extremely disappoint-

ed right now — and I’m extremely elated,” McDowell said. “I’m surprised to be sitting here, having won. Yeah, I hit a couple of quality shots down the last couple of holes, but he had mistakes, as well. It’s a brutal format.” It certainly was brutal for the 32 players headed for the airport. Such is the nature of this World Golf Championship, as cut-throat as it comes. “It feels like a Sunday afternoon on Wednesday,” McDowell said, realizing that Thursday won’t be much different. McDowell was among eight players who trailed with six holes remaining and somehow survived. Brandt Snedeker had to make two tough par saves just to stay alive on the 18th and 19th holes of his match against David Lynn of England. He won with an 8-foot birdie on the next hole. It was the only time all day he had the lead. Jason Dufner was 3 down with five holes remaining when Scott Stallings made too many mistakes, Dufner made one clutch birdie, and the PGA champion advanced in 19 holes with a simple par. Six matches went the distance. Five matches went overtime. The last one was Ernie Els, vexed by this format so many times that some years he didn’t bother showing up. He was 2 down with three to play and outlasted Stephen Gallacher in 19 holes.

Thrashers pull out marathon win over Vipers in playoff opener BY ADVOCATE STAFF Thrashers 8 Vipers 7 (OT) The Red Deer Vipers penalty killing did them in as they dropped an 8-7 double overtime decision to the Three Hills Thrashers in the opening game of the best-of-three Heritage Junior B Hockey League North Division Survivors Series at the Arena Wednesday. Blake Bishop scored the Thrashers third power play goal, on six opportunities, at 1:28 of the second extra session after Jonathan Finnigan was assessed a checking from behind penalty at 40 seconds.

The Thrashers grabbed a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Tyrel Severtson and Russell Olsen with the flood gates opening in the second period. Nick Glackin, Zac Bouw, Justin Corbett, Finnigan and Dustin Spearing scored for the Vipers with Severtson, Cody Phillips, Olsen and Connor Ablett connecting for Three Hills. Red Deer tied the game at 11:01 of the third period on a goal by Kale Lapointe, but Olsen notched his second power play goal at 12:29. Kolton Gillett evened the count for the Vipers at 18:13. Anthony Hamill start-



“When times are tough all teams need to have their veteran players take it over and we’re not getting that right now.” ● Rebels forward Wyatt Johnson engaged Edmonton tough guy Mitch Moroz in a scrap a mere eight seconds into the game and the first period feature two more fights. “Red Deer was a little more feisty tonight and I thought our guys did a good job of standing up to it and responding,” said Laxdal. “It was a typical Red Deer team in their building. They’re going to defend home ice and I thought our guys did a good job with the battles.” . . . The Oil Kings were one-for-seven on the power play, while Red Deer was zero-for-three . . . The Rebels host the Vancouver Giants Friday and entertain the Swift Current Broncos Saturday.

into the paint, rose up and got a shot off. I don’t know how you can fault it.” It was Chicago’s first game since the all-star break layoff, but they showed little rust, and plenty of intensity.

Oilers return to work after 12 days off for Olympic break BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers returned to the ice Wednesday after 12 days off for the Olympic break, several of them with red faces either from sun tanning or the hard bike riding that was part of the mini training camp/conditioning session they were put through. “It feels a lot shorter than it was,” said veteran defenceman Andrew Ference, who spent part of the break with his family in Canmore, visiting former Olympians Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner. “But it’s a really good chance to get rid of all the little aches and pains.” Ference said it has to be remembered that with back-to-back condensed seasons - last year because of the lockout - players need the break both mentally and physically. “The last calendar year I think I played 110 or 120 games, so it’s a much welcomed break.” It was a break that came with the Oilers suddenly having found their game in the midst of another disastrous, non-playoff season. They went into the Olympic break having won five of their previous seven games — one of the losses was in overtime — and outscoring their opponents 18-12. Their previous 10 games before the break — the statistic the NHL keeps — showed them at 5-3-2, a record that put them in the middle of the pack, unlike the 29th place they are in with their overall record of 20-33-7. “It is tough from that aspect,” forward Jordan Eberle said of the untimely break. “Some of the GM’s around the league have been complaining, some of the teams were going well and then you get this break. It’s almost like a new season starting.

“But, for me personally, I feel you get re-energized, with a little more jump and a little more excitement to play, like you did in camp. I feel really energized and ready to play.” Like many of the players, Eberle took a vacation away from the game, away from Edmonton and away from winter. But not away from working out. “Yeah I went away but I definitely worked out,” he added. “I knew today was going to be a tough day. It was just a bit of a skate but most of the stuff was in the gym and it was tough.” Ference said the players were put through a tough physical that included a hard bike ride but said everybody looked fine. “Nobody was puking.” Veteran Ryan Smyth said it would have been nice to be playing in the Olympics again, but he appreciated the great family time he had in Mexico. And as a player turning 38 on Friday, he said “any time you get some rest for the body to recuperate, it will really help.” While players made sure they stayed physically active and in shape, they were able to mentally turn off the game and enjoy some rare family time. “Your mind is a little off on vacation so you give yourself a break there,” said Eberle, second on the Oilers scoring with 45 points. “But as far as your body you have to make sure you’re still able to come back and play 22 games. So everyone took their mind away from the game, which is a good thing. “I went on vacation somewhere hot and your mind is so out of it that you think, wow, I have to come back and play hockey? But as soon as you get to Edmonton, see the snow on the ground, it changes pretty quickly. I got on the ice, felt pretty excited to get back. It’s almost like a new season here.” The Oilers resume play Feb. 27 at home against the Minnesota Wild.



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As Sutter was meeting with the media, the Prince Albert Raiders were up 3-0 at Spokane and primed to move into an eighth-place tie with Red Deer with a game in hand. And sure enough, the Raiders pulled out a 4-1 victory to open their five-game U.S. Division trip. “We have to find a way to get a spark out of these older guys. Right now there’s like a sense of acceptance to be this way,” said Sutter. “There are so many reasons to not want to be that way — where we are in the standings, how we’ve been playing at home and the fact we’ve won one game in our last 11.

ed in goal for Red Deer and allowed one goal on seven shots in the first period before Klay Munro took over for the final 4:49 of the period and gave up a goal on six shots. Munro came back in to start the second period and finished with 23 saves overall. Brady Hoover made 53 saves for Three Hills. The second game of the series, between the third and fourth place teams in the Northern Division, goes Friday at 8 p.m. in Three Hills with the third game, if necessary, Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Arena. Winner of the series faces Blackfalds in the North semifinal.

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FRONT WINDROWS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO PLAY The City of Red Deer is reminding the public to keep children from playing on or around snow windrows and cul-de-sac snow piles. The city also asks parents to be aware of children in proximity to the roadways. Digging tunnels or holes and frolicking in large snow piles can be dangerous, said public works manager Greg Sikora. “These snow piles often contain waste, including nails, metal, broken glass and collision debris, that has been scraped up off the roads,” he said.

PRUNING WORKSHOP A step-by-step pruning workshop is being hosted by the Red Deer Garden Club tonight at 7 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Led by Elaine Johnson, an urban forester from the City of Red Deer, the session will show those with green thumbs when and how to snip your plants and shrubs for the ultimate garden maintenance routine. Johnson works in the Parks Planning and Technical Services Department. No registration is required and the event is free. More information is available at www.reddeergardenclub. ca or RedDeerGardenClub. You can also call Noreen at 403-357- 4071. The nature centre is located at 6300 45th Ave. in Red Deer.

EPILEPSY WORKSHOPS The Central Alberta office of the Epilepsy Association of Calgary is presenting a series of workshops to help those living with epilepsy develop friendships. The program is designed to help individuals discover themselves and others while building confidence. Part one takes place on Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., followed by part two on March 4 at the same time. The final part, called the building blocks of friendship, is March 11 also from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All sessions happen at the association’s Central Alberta office at 4811 48th St. in Red Deer. Admission is by donation. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Norma Klassen at 403358-3358 or normak@

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Competing on team Austria, Mica Miranda and Nic Hayford pull their teammates William LaGrange, his sister Haley and Addison Wheeler around the bobsled track at Maryview School on Wednesday. The staff and students at the school celebrated the 2014 Sochi Olympics in their own way. The day started with opening ceremonies, competition in many events through the day including snowshoe biathlon, curling, cross country skiing, skeleton, figure skating, speed skating and hockey. When the day was over closing ceremonies were held with all teams marching into the gym.

Pothole blitz planned MAY START NEXT WEEK IF WEATHER CO-OPERATES sand brushed into the pothole) and “asphalt rejuvenators.” From monitoring a pilot project over recent years, Sikora said they have discovered the rejuvenators have a very short service life, lasting about two years. They’re best used in smaller areas and not in locations such as four-lane highways, he noted.

“It makes a better quality patch repair,” Sikora said. “It seals better to the surrounding edge of asphalt because it’s hot. It’s also designed with a trailer assembly so instead Red Deer roadways are already showing of shovelling off of a flat bed truck, crews signs of that annual, pock-marked spring shovel out of a hopper on a lower deck so plague: potholes. it’s better for ergonomics. ... The operaThe city’s Public Works Department says tional efficiency has gone up because of it; it’s planning a possible pothole fixing blitz we’re able to get more repairs for as early as next week, weather done.” depending. Public Works crews have “It’s never too early to fix a pot- ‘IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO FIX A POTHOLE ... hole,” Public Works manager Greg IT’S NOT A SURPRISE. WE SHOULD ALWAYS been instructed to compile lists of potholes throughout their Sikora said. “We’re starting to see SEE MORE ON HIGH-IMPACT ROADS.’ daily operations, such as during them pop open on these freeze-thaw plow jobs. days; several on 40th Avenue and — PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER GREG SIKORA “A couple staff have gone out on Gaetz Avenue. It’s not a surprise. to strategically look at the highWe should always see more on hightraffic areas, logging where the impact roads.” “There’s new product coming out every potholes are so we get on them prior to Touch up work, such as crack sealing and spray patching, started a few weeks ago year so you have to keep your thumb on it complaints. “We’re looking at measures to deploy in high-traffic zones to tackle the craters and use ones that are cost effective and ophotbox equipment or contracted services to that serve up regular headaches to drivers erationally effective.” Last year Public Works also purchased a come in to fix the potholes next week while and their vehicles. Sealing largely involves shovelling a new piece of equipment, commonly coined we continue with our snow and ice removal ready-mix asphalt mixture from a truck in- a hot box reclaimer, which heats and dis- operations.” to the hole and packing it down. But there penses hot asphalt for road repairs. The hot are many other methods, including chip box can also be used to recycle old asphalt Please see POTHOLES on Page C2 sealing, sand slurries (bitumen coated with chunks. BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF

Public input invited Two to stand trial into transport strategy CRIME SPREE

The Alberta government is looking for input to help plot out a transportation strategy for the next 50 years. Public consultation sessions have been scheduled in 18 communities across the province, including Red Deer, through this month as part of the first phase of the a long-term integrated transportation strategy. The Red Deer session runs 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Red Deer Room at Red Deer Lodge. Input is being sought on how best to move both people and products around the province and beyond in the strategy expected to be completed before the end of the year. Chamber policy co-ordinator Reg Warkentin said their primary issue is the need for long-term planning


to ensure transportation and utility corridors are available when needed. “We’d like to see them pre-emptively do that to deal with long-term population growth and the infrastructure requirements that come with it,” said Warkentin. Today’s session is expected to be well attended. The City of Red Deer, Red Deer Airport, Tourism Red Deer and representatives from the development, bus, construction and urban planning fields have already given notice they will be attending. Phase 2 of the transportation project will see citizens and stakeholders invited to participate in an online consultation.

Two people charged in a summer crime spree and home invasion will stand trial following a preliminary hearing. Ashley Dawn Chambers, 24, of Sylvan Lake and Andrew “Navi” Waunch, 30, of no fixed address, now go to arraignment in the Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench to determine a date for their trials. A preliminary inquiry is held to determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. A ban on publication prevents the disclosure of the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing. Two witnesses were called for Waunch’s preliminary inquiry on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court. The hearing focused specifically on the attempted murder charge Waunch is facing in relation to a June 3, 2013, home invasion near Sylvan Lake.

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Front street garbage, recycling will continue until April 14 Front street garbage and recycling collection will continue until April 14 in Red Deer. And now the city is asking residents to place their garbage and recyclables in special breaks in windrows as the snowplows come through their neighbourhoods. The city had to abandon all back lane pickup earlier because of record snowfall,

followed by warm weather and melting. As more residential areas receive the full priority 6 residential plow currently underway, snowplow crews will create breaks in the windrows for residents to place their garbage and blue boxes on pickup day. Every few households are asked to share the windrow breaks, and residents with windrows on their side of the street are

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asked to place their garbage and recycling in the nearest shared break for collection. With better driving conditions in front streets and continued plowing efforts focused there, the city had to switch to citywide front street collection because contractors’ trucks were getting stuck in lanes.

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RCMP searching for two missing women In separate cases, Red Deer City RCMP are trying to locate two missing women. Tiana Trinidad, 15, is reported missing by her family, who last saw her at her home in Red Deer on Feb. 14. She is described as Filipino, 1.67 metres tall (five feet six inches) and weighing 54 kg (120 pounds), with long black hair and a bottom lip piercing. In the second case, RCMP are looking for 27-year-old Christina Scott. She has been reported missing by her family, who last spoke to her on Feb. 11. Scott is described as Caucasian, 1.65 metres tall (five feet five inches), approximately 68 kg (150 pounds), green eyes, medium-length dirty blond hair, a piercing on her right eyebrow and “Tragic” tattoo on her inside right wrist. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either women is asked to contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403343-5575.

Bentley byelection coming Town of Bentley voters will go to the polls in a byelection next week. The vote was required when Coun. Cliff Knutson, 77, passed away last November. Knutson had been elected to his third term on council in the previous month’s municipal elections. Among the three candidates running for his seat is his wife Cora Knutson. Greg Rathjen, a former town councillor and pastor; and Raymond Williams, a local business owner, who ran unsuccessfully in the last election, are also running. An advance poll is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bentley Drop-In Centre. Voting day is Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location.

Branches near power lines trimmed The City of Red Deer’s contractor has begun work this week trimming tree branches away from power lines. Crews have started work in the northwest part of the city and will work their way east. The annual tree trimming program is required to adhere to the Alberta Electrical Utility Code. Regular maintenance helps main-

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Miya Lamoureux, 9, works on a safety pin creation at the Red Deer Public Library along with her some other girls who were taking part in the Creative Teen Safety Pin Swag day on Wednesday. The next Creative Teen event is set to take place at the Downtown Branch of the library Tuesday, March 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Button Bonanza will have participants creating their own masterpieces from a massive stash of buttons. tain public safety, secure access to power lines, and optimize reliability of the electric utility. ArborCare Tree Service Ltd. has been awarded the contract to do the work for the Electric Light and Power Department. For their safety, residents are asked to stay clear of personnel and equipment.

Tory MP Joy Smith to speak at events Conservative MP Joy Smith will pay Red Deer a visit on Saturday to speak at two movie screening events organized by Magdalene House. The events are in honour of Red Deer’s Annual Day of Awareness on Human Trafficking, Feb. 22, which was declared through an official proclamation signed on Feb. 5 by Mayor Tara Veer. Magdalene House Society, currently housed in a basement office in the Town Centre Mall, seeks to provides a safe space for victims who are trafficked for sex or labour. Smith, who represents the Manitoba riding of Kildonan-St. Paul, released her report called The Tipping Point earlier this month, calling on the Canadian government to base its prostitution laws on the Nordic model. Smith will be speaking at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery at 3 and 6:15 p.m. for about half an hour. Tickets are $40 and are available at the museum or by calling 587-273-4324. Along with Smith’s visit, events on Saturday will include a variety of


videos from the front lines of the war against human trafficking and a fair trade exposition at the museum from noon until 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.

One injured in targeted attack One person was treated for injuries in what police are calling a targeted attack at a Johnstone Crossing on Feb. 12. Red Deer RCMP say three suspects wearing bandanas over their faces and armed with firearms and a knife walked into a Johnstone Crossing home and threatened three occupants around 10:20 p.m. RCMP said the suspects were looking for money and threatened the occupants. One victim was treated and released from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for injuries suffered in the attack. The two other occupants were not injured. The three suspects are believed to have fled in a white Ford F150 crew cab truck. No licence plate number was obtained. The first suspect is describe as an aboriginal man with a chunky build, between 1.75 and 1.77 metres (five foot nine and five foot 10) in height with patchy facial hair and wearing a white T-shirt. The second suspect is described as an aboriginal man with a thin build, between 1.83 and 185.5 metres (six feet to six feet one) tall and wearing a light

holes and about 13,000 to 14,000 in 2012, Sikora said.

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POTHOLES: Need preventive road maintenance Driving the pothole repair program is additional money, about $260,000, for preventive road maintenance, Sikora said. Potholes are created when water seeps into the cracks in the asphalt, many of which are formed over time along construction joints, and saturates the gravel/sand base. The saturation causes the base to lose its structural strength, creating a dip and collecting more water until the base is so weak that when a tire travels over it, the asphalt caves in. “If you can seal up the cracked surface and get water to run off to a curb, you have less potential for potholes to form,” Sikora said. The city’s method of routing and sealing tries to stop potholes in their tracks and consists of filling large asphalt cracks with a “rubber, polymer, hydrocarbon” sealant that will prevent water from seeping in, Sikora said. The large amount of snow Central Alberta has witnessed this winter isn’t helping abate the escalating pothole problem, which Sikora equates to a seasonal case of the roadway measles. “Anytime we have snow sitting on the road in the form of a windrow or drainage obstruction, there is always the increased potential for infiltration,” he said. However, the real determining factor in just how bad the potholes will be by the time spring dawns depends largely on the number of freeze-thaw cycles. “With freeze-thaw cycles, the water in the cracks expands when it freezes. More water gathers when it thaws and there’s this expanding and contracting of the cracks, breaking away more asphalt each time.” Last year, the city repaired well over 10,000 pot-

Starting April 14, households that received lane pickup prior to Jan. 20 can once again place garbage and blue boxes in their lanes, while homes that always received front street collection will see no change. The switch back to the usual collection points coincides with the start of yard waste pickup on the second Monday in April. “With two months left to go, we’re reminding residents to move all waste to the front before the spring thaw. Anything left in lanes most of the winter will get really messy as things melt,” said Janet Whitesell, Waste Management Department superintendent. “We acknowledge that we weren’t meeting the needs of our customers, so we made a major operational change for the rest of the winter,” said Whitesell. “We appreciate the patience of our customers for understanding that although we may have experienced delays, we have continually made adjustments this winter in an effort to provide collection service.” Customers with questions about garbage and recycling pickup can visit or call the Blue Line at 403-340-2583.

TRANSPORT: Workbook for stakeholders A workbook has been designed for stakeholders, such as trucking and rail companies and industries and businesses that rely on transportation networks, and a survey aimed at the general public will be posted on Alberta Transportation’s website. A facilitator handbook will also be available to

coloured bandana over his face. He was wearing a red basketball jersey with possibility the number 88 on it. The third suspect is also described as an aboriginal man and wearing a bandana over his face. Anyone with information that may assist the police is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at to remain anonymous.

Trustees to decide fate of Satinwood School School board trustees at Wolf Creek Public Schools will vote on the fate of the district’s smallest school this spring. Satinwood School principal Ted Jardine said the school council has proposed a few options over the last year for increasing enrolment at the school but did not win over the board. “We’re basically waiting for the board decision to either close or keep us open,” said Jardine. “It’s in the board’s hands right now. We have proposed three or four options to bring kids to the area. Each of those proposals have not been successful to bring kids to the area or the board approving them. That did not bring kids to our school. Running a school of 39 kids is pretty tough.” Jardine said now it is just wait and see until later this year. The division closed Mirror School in 2010 after its kindergarten to Grade 8 population dwindled to 44 children.

help groups organize their own discussions. The strategy is a higher level plan and not intended to outline specific annual planning priorities. Specific projects will not be spotlighted, nor will government short-term spending priorities be affected. Locations for future transportation routes, such as a high-speed rail line, will also not be part of the project. Focus will be on managing current transportation networks and assets while outlining future goals and an action plan to achieve them. Another Central Alberta session takes place in Rocky Mountain House on Feb. 26. It runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Clearwater Room, Walking Eagle Inn & Lodge at 4819 45 St. The last session takes place the following afternoon in Slave Lake.

TRIAL: Dozens of charges He pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge and 36 other charges, and elected to be tried by judge alone in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. Waunch was arrested by Sylvan Lake RCMP investigating a report that two people entered the residence in an effort to get money from the owner and his girlfriend. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard called four witnesses for Chamber’s preliminary. Chambers turned herself in to Airdrie RCMP on June 16. Chambers faces charges including armed robbery, unlawful confinement, unlawful use of a firearm, breaking and entering a house, pointing a firearm and possession of a loaded restricted or prohibited firearm. These charges stem from the same June 3, 2013, incident north of Sylvan Lake. She is co-accused with Waunch on those matters. She has pleaded not guilty and has elected to be tried by a judge alone in Court of Queen’s Bench. She faces additional charges arising from other incidents. Both Waunch and Chambers will make their next appearance in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench for arraignment on April 7.

B.C. judge certifies class-action lawsuit launched by halibut fishermen BY THE CANADIAN PRESS More than 400 commercial fishermen in British Columbia have been given the go-ahead to sue the federal government as part of a class-action lawsuit sparked by a halibut-management strategy. B.C. Supreme Court Judge Susan Griffin certified what she called a “novel” lawsuit, which was launched against

Fisheries and Oceans Canada by fisherman Barry Burnell. “To my knowledge to date there has been no authority awarding a fisher damages or restitution of fees paid by the fisher under one of these fisheries management schemes,” Griffin said in her written ruling, posted online Wednesday. She said that under the program, the Fisheries Department allegedly held back 10 per cent of the total allowable

catch and assigned it to the Pacific Halibut Management Society. The society then resold shares to fishermen at higher costs and used the money to fund fisheries management activities. The ruling said the strategy began in 2001 but was discontinued in 2006 after the Federal Court found a similar practice on the East Coast was illegal. None of the allegations

have been proven in court, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada declined to comment on the certification because the case is still before the courts. Meldon Ellis, one of the lawyers representing Burnell, said he had not yet spoken to his client about the ruling. “We’re seeking a return of the additional funds that were paid by the fishers during that period,” he said, adding it’s hard to estimate an average

cost because each fisherman had a different quota. Still, he said the additional fees probably represented a 10- to 15 per cent premium over what the fishermen would have paid had the strategy not been in place. The number of fishermen in the class action is based on court pleadings and affidavits, which note more than 400 people held licences similar to the one held by Burnell.



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Milo (played by Kit Harington) and Atticus (Adewele Akinnouye-Agbaje) and the Gladiators are shackled to the Obelisk in TriStar Pictures’ Pompeii, to be released on Friday. vision shows. The villain, a corrupt senator who has his eye on Milo’s true love, is played by Kiefer Sutherland, whose movie career fizzled before he found new life as Jack Bauer on 24. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko on Lost) plays another gladiator, Atticus, who becomes Milo’s only friend. This comes at a time when Matthew McConaughey is Oscar-nominated for Dallas Buyers Club while also starring in the HBO series True Detective. “I think it speaks volumes about where TV is at the moment,” Harington said. “A lot of actors are taking TV scripts far more seriously now. You have some great directors moving into TV; you’ve got some great writers writing for TV. I think it was always sort of a taboo around TV: Are you a TV actor or a movie actor? And that’s sort of disappeared.” Playing Jon Snow, stationed at the Wall in the frigid northern region of Westeros, Harington’s costumes consist of layers of fur and leather. It’s reasonable to think there’s a gladiator hiding under there, but in person, in a charcoal button-down shirt and jeans, Harington looks slim. With the exception of his signature wavy locks and hint of a beard, there are few reminders that he also plays killing machines on occasion. (And will again — he’ll play a British spy in the movie version of Spooks.) As so many other movie actors do these days, Harington transformed his body for the role. “He was not a gladiator when I met him,” Anderson said. “He said, ‘Look, I read what’s in the script, and I’m not that person, but I’ll become that person for you.’ And he definitely did.”

R.H. Thomson reflects on career TORONTO — As he prepares to be feted by Canada’s performer union this weekend, veteran actor R. H. Thomson admits his decades-long career has been “a roller coaster” ride. “It’s had its long climbs, it has its disastrous turns, it has frightening falls,” the stage and screen star — who’s also a director, playwright and arts activist — said in a recent telephone interview. “It is a slow build and we’ve certainly hit the bumps and we’ve certainly had great times. But it continues to be a grind — especially in the film world — to create a broad-based, strong presence on


BRIEFS Soprano, pianist to perform at part of First Thursdays concert series Soprano Joyce Emms and pianist Vernon Murgatroyd will perform at the next First Thursdays in the Snell concert series. The recital will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the Snell Auditorium, downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library. There’s no admission charge, but donations will be accepted at the door. Coffee and tea will be provided by Cafe Noir.

Cornerstone Youth Theatre presents Grimm Fairytales Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and Snow White must go looking for their “happily ever afters” in the new Cornerstone Youth Theatre presentation, Grimm Fairytales. The show that runs from Feb. 28 to March 9 at the first Church of the Nazarene in Red Deer, looks at what happens when somebody rewrites the happy endings of multiple Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Suddenly Snow White doesn’t want a prince to wake her up because she hates the drudgery of taking care of seven dwarves. Cinderella’s fairy godmother loses the magic in her wand, Hansel and Gretel turn into sugar-crazed brats, and Sleeping Beauty’s courageous prince becomes the world’s biggest scaredy-cat. The Frog Prince must help recover the Grimm Brothers’ Sacred Scroll before the “happily ever afters” disappear for good in this stage performance at 2 McVicar St. The 11 shows include public and school matinees

the film screens of Canada. “That is a steep hill.” Thomson said the same battle has always existed in television but at least the CRTC has been there to demand networks present Canadian content. “That gets strong or weak depending on the era,” added the Richmond Hill, Ont., native, who also questioned whether Canadian networks would air homegrown content if they weren’t mandated to do so. “So it’s a perpetual uphill climb to keep Canadian stories on the shelf, so to speak. We’re not saying people have to watch them; we’re saying if someone wants to watch a story about what’s in Saskatchewan or downtown Toronto or St. John’s, they should have the opportunity.”

Midler to perform at Oscars BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Bette Midler will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler’s booking Wednesday. The show’s producers declined to say what number Midler will perform. As the team behind the films Chicago and Hairspray, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are quite familiar with musical performance. As Oscar producers last year, they featured a tribute to movie musicals that included Barbra Streisand. Previously announced musical performers include Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel. Williams will be singing his Oscar-nominated tune Happy.

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Five weeks before filming, he started bulking up, eating 4,000 calories a day plus protein shakes and started a regimen of heavy weightlifting. He gained about 25 pounds before switching to a 2,000-calorie diet with gym sessions three times a day, six days a week. This all seems like a lot of work for someone who could easily take a six-month vacation when he isn’t filming Game of Thrones during the latter half of each year. But taking the role of Milo made sense to Harington. “This was a great opportunity to be a leading man,” he said. “It’s a genre I know and have worked in. It’s not going to be a wildly different character, it’s not a particularly character-driven role, but it’s an opportunity to be a leading man, to do a body transformation. And I had lots of things I wanted to do within it.” He even learned some new skills on Pompeii that came in handy playing Jon Snow. The disaster movie is riddled with combat scenes, and when Harington wasn’t filming, he was usually learning some new bit of fight choreography. “I went straight from Pompeii to Thrones, and I went back a noticeably better swordsman,” Harington said. And, as Thrones fans (who haven’t gotten around to reading all the books George R.R. Martin has churned out) will want to know: is that going to be important for his character? “There’s a lot of sword fighting in this season,” Harington said.


WASHINGTON — This is how a hit television show can transform an actor’s life: A few years before starting his multi-year stint as Jon Snow on HBO’s massively successful fantasy series Game of Thrones, Kit Harington was just another 18-year-old Brit, backpacking down the East Coast of the United States, looking for a warm bed but facing dwindling funds on the last stop of his trip, which happened to be Washington. Every cheap room seemed to be booked, and it was getting late when he made finally made his way to a hostel. “They said, ‘Well, you can stay in the hammock out back,’ “ he said. “So I slept one night in a hammock, and then they put me in a room at the top of the building where there was a lovely but rather raving mad homeless woman that was in the room. And there was a tropical thunderstorm, and I remember being in this hostel on the top bunk with a raving homeless woman, and the lightning was flashing outside, and I thought, where am I?” And where is he now? The 27-year-old is headlining his first movie, the disaster epic Pompeii, where he dons little more than a leather kilt and eye-poppingly chiseled abs. He plays Milo, a gladiator who thinks he’ll face his biggest challenges in the arena, not realizing that Mount Vesuvius is about to blow. Harington came back to Washington this week and admitted he’s enjoyed quite the upgrade in lodging since his last visit. Television has become a powerful platform for actors. The length of a series gives performers time to explore the nuances of a character, and TV producers tend to take greater risks than film financiers. Becoming a movie star seems the next logical step, and yet it’s hard to imagine a film giving Harington more exposure than Thrones has. The show is just one of the popular series — Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black — that people watch in binges. Pompeii director Paul W.S. Anderson (the man behind Resident Evil and its many successors) knows all about that. He’d missed out on the early Game of Thrones mania with a busy filming schedule, but when his wife, actress Milla Jovovich, told him he had to watch the series, he gave the show a try. “I watched the first episode, and I was so hooked, I watched the first two seasons in 48 hours, like a nonstop Game of Thrones-a-thon,” he said by phone from London. “And I think it’s a wonderful, wonderful series and a wonderful cast, but for me in the 48 hours of the condensed first two seasons, the person who really jumped out was Kit Harington playing Jon Snow. I thought this guy was just a movie star waiting to explode.” But how does a movie star differ from a television star and does the distinction even matter? For Harington, the biggest noticeable difference is the amenities. “I went from Pompeii straight back to Thrones, and I arrived on set and I’m in my tiny little box trailer, and you have to check yourself, because I said to one of the assistants, ‘Could I get coffee?’ And they were like, ‘Get it yourself,’ “ he said, laughing. “Of course, of course! I used to get coffees myself. What am I doing?” Many from the cast of Pompeii have benefitted from the exposure of compulsively watchable tele-









LUANN Feb. 20 1990 — Finance Minister Michael Wilson brings in a deficit-trimming federal budget with no new taxes. The budget also cuts $2.5 billion in transfer payments, squeezing the provinces. 1985 — The first successful U.S. cruise missile test in Canadian airspace.

Released from a B-52 bomber over the Beaufort Sea, the missile successfully makes its way to the target in Alberta. 1969 — Canadian Health Minister John Munro announces formation of Hockey Canada, a federal corporation to develop a national hockey team. 1944 — Batman and Robin comic strip premiers in U.S. newspapers. 1865 — Legislative Council of Canada votes 45-15 for Confederation.





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Artist’s rendering of the design proposed for the former Parsons Clinic building, which is currently undergoing renovations.

Currently hidden behind tarp, the downtown building that housed Parsons Clinic for years is undergoing a major makeover. “The whole inside has been completely gutted,” said Jason Welikoklad, whose company JDub Holdings Inc. owns the 4822 Ross St. building. The work has included removing the dozens of rooms that were used by the doctors who worked at Parsons Clinic prior to its closure in June 2012. “It’s completely wide open now.” The interior of the three-storey, 31,000-square-foot building is being upgraded with the installation of a new elevator and other features, like tiled bathrooms. And the exterior is also being transformed. “Right now it’s hoarded in because we’re increasing all of the glass size,” said Welikoklad, pointing out that the building’s previous use as a medical clinic precluded windows on its lower level. That’s about to change. “We’ll have full-height glass on the main level,” said Welikoklad, adding that the facade will also boast stone accents. “We’re trying to make it a real first-class building.” Slated to be called Plaza W, the building should be well-suited for professional tenants, like lawyers and accountants, said Welikoklad. There might also be retail uses on the ground floor, he added. Welikoklad expects the inside space to be ready for tenant improvements by April or May. Exterior work should wrap up soon after. Built in 1977, the building was visited by many city residents as patients of Parsons Clinic. That clinic dated back to 1944, and approximately 17 doctors still practised there when it closed. Many moved to other clinics, while others retired. The leasing agent for Plaza W is Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta.

PNG alleges unfair treatment, sues Sask. BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR An Innisfail-based oil and gas company that feels it’s been treated unfairly by the Saskatchewan government has launched a class action lawsuit to seek redress. PNG Exploration Ltd., which previously operated as Petroleum Prospectors Inc., is claiming damages for itself and other companies that have been denied exploration rights by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. Its statement of claim, which was filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in October, alleges that government officials inappropriately rejected the highest bids for oil and gas exploration rights on certain lands by declaring that “no acceptable bids” had been received, without explaining their rationale. “There appears to be no discernible pattern to the acceptance or rejection of bids, except that the plaintiff, and other small exploration and development companies, are systematically precluded from acquiring leases to any substantial land holdings for undisclosed reasons,” said the statement of claim. Cory Lanterman, who is president of PNG Exploration, told the Advocate that his company has spent hundreds of hours researching development opportunities and preparing bids for land in Saskatchewan, but has been unable to acquire large enough areas of land for viable operations there.


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right to left) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama wave during a photo opportunity at the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico on Wednesday.

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Sweet gas wells, pipeline planned near city An energy company plans to develop seven sweet gas wells and a connecting pipeline southwest of Red Deer. Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. is seeking regulatory approval for the facilities, which would be located in Red Deer County. Because several of the proposed wells fall within the area covered by the city and county’s intermunicipal development plan, the matter came before Red Deer’s municipal planning commission on Wednesday. The commission voted unanimously to not object to Quicksilver’s application to the Alberta Energy Regulator. However, Quicksilver must enter into a consultation and process agreement with the city, with that agreement addressing issues like contamination, remediation, abandonment and relocation.

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TOLUCA, MEXICO, Mexico — They don’t see eye to eye on the major irritant between their two countries, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama projected a bit of genuine warmth at the so-called Three Amigos summit on Wednesday. It may have been the sunny, high-altitude climes in the scenic Spanish colonial corner of Toluca, the hometown of their host, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Or it may have been the fact that both Harper and Obama had staked out their positions in advance on the divisive Keystone XL pipeline project: the prime minister wants approval, the president wants to respect the approval process. During their 30-minute private discussion in Mexico, Obama at least appeared to have politely heard out Harper on the TransCanada project.

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The president then had affectionate words for Canadians and for Harper, calling him “Stephen” at one point during his remarks after the two leaders strolled through the Cosmo Vital Jardin Botanico, an enormous Toluca greenhouse renowned for its spectacular stained glass windows. “My brother-in-law is Canadian, so you know I have to love Canadians,” Obama said to laughter. But he added that the fact that Canadian and American men’s and women’s hockey teams are soon facing off in the ongoing Winter Games could cause him to “not feel as warm toward Canadians until the Olympic matches are over.” Harper echoed Obama’s lighthearted tone during his own brief comments. “Barack, it’s always great to see you, and I like my brother-in-law too,” Harper said. Keystone wasn’t mentioned at all publicly, in fact, until a final

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news conference during which the Canadian media contingent raised it with both Harper and Obama. The president, as expected, noted that the pipeline was at the mercy of an approval process that he acknowledged Canada might find “a little too laborious.” “But these are how we make these decisions,” he said. The president reiterated that how Keystone influences global greenhouse gas emissions would affect the American decision. Harper countered that his views in favour of the pipeline “are very well known” by Obama. But he pointed to the recent State Department decision that found the pipeline would not cause a notable increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier, Obama told a business forum that the United States, Canada and Mexico will always have “parochial interests.”

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Dawn Turner of Grow Safe Systems sets up her booth at the trade show for the Alberta Beef Industry Conference, which started Wednesday and will continue until Friday at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Held annually in the city, the conference features presentations by industry experts on a variety of topics. This year’s theme is, Creating Shared Value, Our Social Licence to Operate, with a focus on animal care, animal health, the environment, and people and communities. Nearly 400 people have registered for the conference.

MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Wednesday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 97.63 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 50.94 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.46 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.55 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.52 Cdn. National Railway . . 61.65 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 172.77 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 38.86 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.11 Cervus Equipment Corp 24.06 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 46.44 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 47.50 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 28.36 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.74 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.03 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.08 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.32 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 47.27 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.17 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.86 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.82 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.90 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 98.57 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.40 Leon’s Furiniture. . . . . . . 15.43 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 42.28 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.29 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday amid a major oilpatch acquisition along with earnings disappointments and dividend cuts in the resource sector. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 42.26 points to 14,119.73 as investors also considered another example of how the U.S. economy is being hit by severe winter weather. The Canadian dollar fell 1.08 cents to 90.24 cents US. New York indexes were lower as the U.S. Commerce Department reported that U.S. housing starts fell by 10 per cent to an annualized rate of 899,000 in January, down 16 per cent from December. In December, construction had fallen almost five per cent. The Dow Jones industrials fell 89.84 points to 16,040.56, the Nasdaq was 34.83 points lower at 4,237.95 and the S&P 500 lost 12.01 points to 1,828.75. Markets also reacted negatively to the mid-afternoon release of the minutes from the January meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, where officials decided to further cut back on Fed bond purchases. Officials discussed the need to stress to investors that the Fed’s key short-term interest rate would remain near zero but they couldn’t agree on how to modify their commitment to keep the rate near zero “well past” the time unemployment falls below 6.5 per cent. The rate is now 6.6 per cent. On the earnings front, Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S) reported a $38.1-million adjusted net loss in the fourth quarter, equal to 13 cents per share as it recognized a $466.8-million impairment loss related to the sale of its coal business. Analysts had expected Sherritt’s adjusted earnings would break even. Sherritt also cut its quarterly cash

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.45 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.25 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 57.94 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.85 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 26.11 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 21.91 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 23.77 First Quantum Minerals . 21.24 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 29.50 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.23 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.55 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 37.24 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.02 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.85 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.51 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 32.17 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 60.70 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.27 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.84 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 40.63 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 21.08 Canyon Services Group. 11.56 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 28.49 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.870 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.08 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.71 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.95 dividend to one cent from about four cents per share. Its stock fell 41 cents or 11.95 per cent to $3.02. Cargojet (TSX:CJT) shares jumped $3.72 or 25.91 per cent to $18.08 after the cargo carrier was awarded a domestic air cargo network services contract for the Canada Post group of companies, including Purolator’s national air cargo network. The energy sector led advancers, up one per cent as the March crude contract in New York gained 88 cents to US$103.31 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) jumped $1.45 or 3.7 per cent to C$40.63 as it said that it will pay $3.125 billion in cash to buy conventional oil and gas assets near its core areas in Western Canada in a major land deal with Devon Canada. Financials were supportive with the group up 0.57 per cent. The gold sector led decliners, down about two per cent as April bullion faded $4 to US$1,320.40 an ounce. The base metals sector was down 0.69 per cent while March copper was unchanged at US$3.29 a pound. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,119.73, up 42.26 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,005.88, up 3.43 points TSX 60 — 810.71, up 3.83 points Dow — 16,040.56, down 89.84 points S&P 500 — 1,828.75, down 12.01 points Nasdaq — 4,237.95, down 34.83 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 90.24 cents US, down 1.08 cents Pound — C$1.8045, down 2.21 cents Euro — C$1.5218 up 1.53 cents Euro — US$1.3732, down 0.25

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 54.53 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.70 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.86 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 48.45 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.55 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 8.97 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.215 Precision Drilling Corp . . 11.92 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 36.98 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.85 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.01 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 10.72 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 63.27 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.27 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 63.70 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89.88 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 36.21 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.42 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.89 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 54.30 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 66.80 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.07 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 43.76 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.20 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.39 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 39.37 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.52 of a cent Oil futures: US$103.31 per barrel, up 88 cents (March contract) Gold futures: US$1,320.40 per oz., down four dollars (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.985 oz., up 13.2 cents $803.27 kg, up $4.25 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 1,005.88, up 3.43 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 213.48 million shares ICE FUTURES CANADA ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $3.50 higher $411.40; May ’14 $3.70 higher $421.90; July ’14 $3.70 higher $431.60; Nov. ’14 $3.90 higher $449.10; Jan ’15 $4.10 higher $456.60; March ’15 $4.40 higher $463.50; May ’15 $4.60 higher $467.70; July ’15 $4.30 higher $470.40; Nov ’15 $4.30 higher $466.60; Jan. ’16 $4.30 higher $466.60; March ’16 $4.30 higher $466.60. Barley (Western): March ’14 unchanged $126.50; May ’14 unchanged $128.50; July ’14 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $128.50; March ’15 unchanged $128.50; May ’15 unchanged $128.50; July ’15 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’15 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’15 unchanged $128.50; March ’16 unchanged $128.50. Wenesday’s estimated volume of trade: 771,240 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 771,240.

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Obama said that the trade between the three countries is part of an integrated supply chain that allows them to sell their products and services around the world. “We have every incentive to make this work,” Obama said, urging the business audience at the summit to help push for progress. “If in fact we’re going to continue to build and strengthen ... then you can’t just leave it to politicians alone,” he said. “When people understand what this means in terms of job creation a when they hear that from you, it’s that much more persuasive.” During their meeting, Harper and Obama discussed and strongly condemned the violence taking place on the streets of Ukraine, and discussed issues of shared concern, including the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, the global economy, and border infrastructure and security. The two leaders held their bilateral meeting a few hours after Harper sat down with TransCanada officials in nearby Mexico City — and just as a judge struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the pipeline to proceed through the state. That ruling that will undoubtedly lead to even further delays for the controversial project.

WELLS: Within area of future growth Jim Benum, Red Deer’s oil and gas liaison, told the commission that two of the wells would be drilled from an existing pad site about half a kilometre southeast of the city’s waste management facility, with a third located about 2.5 km from the landfill. All three would be within an area earmarked for future city growth. The other four wells would be further south, on lands designated for agricultural use or as open space. The pipeline would connect the wells to an existing gas gathering system. Benum said the wells would be about 750 metres deep, and require one to three days to drill. Quicksilver is developing unconventional gas resources in Alberta and British Columbia. It’s a subsidiary of Quicksilver Resources Inc., which is based in the United States.

PNG: Other companies affected He added that he is aware of other companies that are experiencing similar problems, but they are reluctant to take action that could adversely affect their future dealings with the Saskatchewan government. Anthony Merchant of Merchant Law Group LLP is the lawyer acting on behalf of PNG Exploration and other class members. He said in a letter to the Advocate that the case revolves around whether Saskatchewan’s legislation related to the sale of oil and gas exploration rights is being properly administered. The statement of claim asserts that ministry officials either “overstepped the jurisdictional boundaries established by the legislative scheme,” or they were required to explain why the highest bids were not acceptable. It said that the ministry was able to determine the identity of bidders through their GST registration numbers. Paul Mahnic, director of the Saskatchewan ministry’s petroleum tenure branch, declined to comment on the lawsuit. But he said the process the ministry uses when selling exploration rights involves government engineers and geologists evaluating the subject lands and determining an anticipated bid value. “It’s strictly economics.” Mahnic added that many companies remain unidentified by submitting their bids through land agents, and that they’re not obligated to provide a GST registration number. He also said that the regulations allow the minister to reject any bid. Gary Leach, president of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada, also did not want to comment on the specifics of PNG Exploration’s lawsuit. But he said he wasn’t aware of any members of his association that have raised similar concerns. PNG Exploration’s lawsuit is seeking a court order compelling disclosure of the reasons why past bids for land exploration rights have been rejected, a prohibition against similar action in the future without reason, and compensation for damages, among other relief. Merchant said a hearing to determine if PNG Exploration’s lawsuit can be certified as a class action is expected to occur within the next six months. He’s inviting other oil and gas companies that have experienced difficulties with Saskatchewan’s land acquisition process to contact his firm at atibbs@ Allegations contained in a statement of claim have not been proven in court.

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ALBERS Frankie 1920 - 2014 Frankie Albers of Lacombe, Alberta passed away peacefully at Heartland Manor on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Frankie was born in Strathmore, Alberta, and raised by her parents William Thomas and Cynthia Elsie Caine on the family farm near Gull Lake. She attended Normal School and pursued a life-long career in teaching in Central Alberta, mainly in the Lacombe Elementary School system. She is fondly remembered by many generations as an inspiring teacher, as well as an enthusiastic choir leader, and over the years remained a steadfast presence at the annual Rotary Carol Festivals. Frankie also played in bands over the years, including the Lacombe Lions Community Band. She was an active member of the St Stephen’s Parish Church across five decades, as organist and committee member. Frankie is predeceased by her husband, Gordon Albers, and will be dearly missed by her five surviving children and spouses, Bill and Peg Sutton, Ro (Rose Marie) Caine, Wes and Jeanette Albers, Warren Albers and Chris Neave, and Denise and Bob Laurin, as well as seven grandchildren, Bill Sutton Jr, Jason Fairlie, Jerrett Fairlie, Vanessa Albers, Myles Albers, Corey Laurin and Ryan Laurin. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 - Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB. A funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Parish Church, 5128 - 53 Street, Lacombe, AB on Tuesday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Frankie’s memory can be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society Box 5576, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X2 or Lacombe & District Music Festival Box 5268, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1W9. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”


NEPHIN Wesley Adam 1987 - 2014 It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Wesley Adam Nephin of Red Deer, AB on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the tender age of 26 years. Wesley was born in Red Deer on May 22, 1987 to loving parents, Perry Nephin and Nancy Lynn Pritchard. He was raised almost entirely in Red Deer, with brief stays in Grande Prairie, AB and Hamilton, ON. After graduating from Ecole Notre Dame High School, he joined the workforce in support of Alberta’s Oilfield. His greatest accomplishment was also his most enduring love, his daughter, Jersie Lynn Marie Nephin, also of Red Deer. He will be most dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his father, Perry Nephin, stepmother, Galina Davydova, his one true love and mother of his daughter, Caely Paradis, brother, Derek VanSteinburg, aunt and uncle, Pam and Roger Hellevang, uncle and aunt, Stacy and Lenore Nephin, uncle and aunt, Guy Nephin and Crystal Hanson, cousin, Nicholas Nephin, aunt, Gail Skage, grandparents, Lennox and Joyce Nephin and grandparents, Ken and Peggy Pritchard. Being such a kind and loving person, Wes had an incredible number of friends and their family members, too numerous to mention, who will also miss him dearly and hold him close to their hearts. Wes was predeceased by a brother, Geoffrey Unkerskov in 1996 and his mother, Nancy Lynn Pritchard in 2001. God willing, they are now reunited and watching over all of us. For those that wish to give Wes a final word of love and friendship, a Visitation will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home on Saturday, February 22, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Wesley’s Life will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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ATHANASOPOULOS 1925 - 2014 Mr. Nicolaos ‘Nick’ Athanasopoulos of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre, Lacombe, Alberta on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Nick will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Peter (Linda) Athanasopoulos of Blackfalds, Alberta and their daughter, Alyssa of Calgary, Alberta and son, James Athanasopoulos and his children, Vasili and Nicolas. Nick was predeceased by his beloved wife, Stavroula in June of 2005. A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Timothy Chrapko officiating. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Nick’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Service and Interment Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

HASSEN Lorlee Dawn Hassen of Lacombe passed away suddenly on February 14, 2014 at the age of 50 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her dad Richard (Maureen) of Penhold, brother Darryl and his wife Shanda of Penhold, 2 nephews; Nick and Nathan as well as numerous other family members. Funeral Services will be held from the Mirror Community Hall, Mirror, AB. On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in the Mirror Cemetery. If friends desire memorial contributions can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015-48 St., Red Deer, AB. T4N 1S9. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

GOERTZEN John Aug. 7, 1935 - Feb. 15, 2014 John Goertzen passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on February 15, 2014, with his youngest daughter Della at his bedside, at the age of 78 years old. John was born in Gretna, Manitoba on July 25, 1935 to Frank and Justina Goertzen. John was one of ten children with three brothers and six sisters. John is survived by his four children, Cindy Corney, (Paul) of Vancouver, Blair Goertzen (Lyn) of Red Deer, Denise Nielsen (Grant) of Blackfalds, and Della Graham (Kelly) of Red Deer. John is also survived by three sisters, Susan Morden, Jessie Janzen and Annette Towns (George) as well as one brother-in-law, Jim Duckworth (Violet) of Lacombe. John was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, Jamea, Nathan, Graison, Hayley, Emma, Sarah, Kate, Steven, Ryan, Justina, Kane and Nicole, in addition to three great grandchildren. At the age of 15 in 1950 John headed west from Manitoba to find work in Alberta in the early years of the oil and gas boom that was just starting. John met Shirley Duckworth in 1954 on the telephone when she was an “operator” in Olds. From that meager greeting the two were married on September 29, 1956 for 50 years until Shirley’s sudden passing in 2006. The loss of Shirley was devastating to John and that void in his life was never filled. They are together again now. John spent years in the oil industry in various capacities highlighted by years working in the Canadian Arctic and even offshore on the east coast of Canada. On one occasion, during his days off, the Ocean Ranger was lost. His service to that industry spanned five decades. John was a family man who loved to camp at Gull Lake surrounded by his kids and grandchildren. He loved to take trips on his motorcycle or just enjoy time at the BBQ preparing steaks for the entire family. John will be missed by all who loved him. Funeral Services will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Red Deer Unit, #101, 6751-52 Ave., Red Deer, AB. T4N 4K8. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

WELLS Mr. Gordon Wells of Red Deer passed away on February 17, 2014 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Vera of Red Deer; sons Don (Rhada) of Malaysia, Gary (Deb) of Red Deer, Ian (Donna) of Maple Ridge, BC; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; and sisters Dorothy and Joyce. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Barbara Wells, brother Keith, and daughter Vera Lynn. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm from the Sunnybrook United Church, #12 Stanton Street, Red Deer.

Margaret Sophie Kerr died early Sunday morning at the Red Deer Hospice, on February 16, 2014, with her husband at her bed side. She died peacefully after being surrounded by her children and grandchildren the previous evening. Her mind was clear then and she told each of them that she loved them and even their dogs and cats, too. Margaret’s body has gone into the sun - but her spirit is soaring to the skies. Margaret had a busy and not always easy life. She was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. She grew up into an adult while Germany was being taken over by Hitler’s Army. Her father was a Minister in a free church, which caused many conflicts. She became a school teacher and was teaching in East Germany as World War II was drawing to a close. She left only a few kilometers ahead of the approaching Russian Army and managed to get across the Elba River during the following night and walked the many kilometers back to her home in West Germany. After surviving the shortages of food and living space in Post War Germany, she followed her family to Canada when she was in her early thirties. As an immigrant in Canada, she took whatever work was available until she could speak English well enough to return to University and her teaching career. She has a soft spot in her heart for Special Needs Children and spent several years teaching these students as well as regular classes. Margaret’s family brought her great joy and she will be lovingly remembered by her children; Mike (Michelle), Loretta (Bob), and Wes (Cheryl), as well as her grandchildren from them; Twyla, Stephanie (Aaron), Jason, Logan (Tella), Paige (Cody), and Jordyn, also her great-grandchildren; Olivia Grace and Amelia Sophie (from Aaron and Stephanie). Margaret also had an adopted Swiss family; Peter and Theresa Strasser along with their children; Daniel (Mandy) and her great grandchildren; Pierce, Kingsley, and Monica (Richard), and great-grandchild, Graydon. Margaret was predeceased by two brothers; Herman and Bernard, and her parents; Rev. Arthur Pohl and Sophie Pohl. She has one surviving sibling, a younger sister, Ursula (Noel) in Ottawa and their extended families. Margaret survived many illnesses in her life and at the time of her death was in a twenty year remission from Polycythemia. We would like to thank Dr. Moffatt for his care of her, also the nurses on Unit 22, who gave much thoughtful care to her during her eight week stay there. Along with the care given at the Red Deer Hospice during her four day stay. They could not have been more caring and helpful if it had been their own Mother. It was much appreciated. I would like to repeat what I wrote in the Memorial Book at the Red Deer Hospice shortly after her death: Good-bye my Love. You taught me a lot about “throwing pebbles into the pond of Love - to bring ripples of love into a still world”. Your Jim (husband). Margaret and I had a strong faith which I think drew us closer than anything else in our lives. I would like to end this obituary with the last lines of the New Creed with which I began this obituary: “... In life, in death, in life beyond death, We are not alone, Thanks be to God”. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at Gaetz United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

TAYLOR Louise Ann Taylor of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014 at the age of 54. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Ken, son Cameron (Tanya), Cameron’s father, Todd, mother Audrey, brother James (Marjorie), nephew Patrick (Jay), sister Elaine (Rodge), niece Shanelle and nephew Sean. Louise is predeceased by her father Lawrence. A Memorial Tea will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home at 6287- 67A Street (Taylor Drive) in Red Deer on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta.

WIELINGA John (Johannes) John Wielinga of Red Deer, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 19, 2012 at the age of 90 years, at Lacombe Hospital and Care Center. He is survived by his children Mary-Anne (Enroth) Johnson, David (Liz) Wielinga, Don (Maureen) Wielinga, Duane (Lisa) Wielinga, Bernadette (Elwood) Irwin, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his former wife, Edith Wielinga. A celebration of life service and tea will be held in his honor at the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar St. at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014.



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ELLIOTT Gladys Florence Gladys Florence Elliott passed away peacefully in Calgary on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Gladys was a long-time resident of Red Deer. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in March, 1999 and is survived by her loving children; Janet (Thom) Hunter of Red Deer, Robert (Christine) Elliott of Waterton Park and Kathryn (Dennis) Ward of Calgary. She leaves eight grandchildren; James Hunter of Vancouver, BC, Donald Hunter of Vancouver, BC, Kathleen (Greg) Yoshida of Vancouver, BC, Anne (Mark) Hawryliw of Nanton, AB, William Elliott, of Canmore, AB, Stephen (Cate Ciugurneau) Ward, of Vancouver, BC, twins, Alison Ward and David Ward, both of Calgary, AB, and two great-granddaughters, Stella Hawryliw and Astrid Yoshida. A private family service will be held. The family would like to thank the staff of Wentworth Manor for their care and compassion. Memorial donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 5406 - 43 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1C9.

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In Loving Memory of Marta Knopp (nee: Rozic) April 20, 1962 - Feb, 20, 2008 Those we love remain with us For love itself lives on And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one is gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart For as long as there is memory They’ll always live on in our hearts Although six long years have gone by, we miss you as much now as before You were our special shining star. Mom & Dad Rozic, Ivan & Leesa, Rachel, Ryan & Faith and Don

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PRANSKUNAS Mar.4, 1923 - Feb. 14, 2014 Mr. Kazimieras Juozas ‘Kaz’ Pranskunas passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Kaz was well known by all for his good nature, warm personality and many other loving and positive attributes. He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife of 57 years, Elisabeth of Red Deer, stepson, Karl-Heinz (Ingrid) Hecht of Ummendorf, Germany, daughter, Sabine (Gerald) White, granddaughter, Rachelle, grandson, Corey (Roxanne) and grandson, Justin, all of Red Deer. Kaz will be sorrowfully missed by numerous other family and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to come and pay their respects at Parkland Funeral Home on Thursday, February 20, 2014 between the hours of 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. All are welcome to join the family at a Reception to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta following the Interment Service. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Service and Interment Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, 403.340.4040


Computer Personnel

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VFA Pork needs a full time swine technician. Breeding, farrowing, finishing duties. 15 min. West of Lacombe. Wages starting at $12, no experience necessary. Fax 403-782-4854 or email resume



ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. $14/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black



Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass LLP Legal Assistants

Legal Assistant positions in the areas of Litigation and Corporate/Commercial are available. Minimum 2-5 years experience in the relevant fields is a requirement. Cores III accreditation for the Corporate/Commercial position is highly recommended. Competitive salaries, great benefits in a good working environment on offer. Please email your resume to the Office manager at Only candidates on the short list will be contacted for interviews.



Chandler Consulting Inc. is now seeking an RN interested in part time contract work. Position is related to employment health issues, training provided. Must live in Red Deer and have own transportation. Please email resume and availability to info@ JOIN OUR TEAM

PRODUCTION TESTING EXPERIENCED SUPERVISORS and TESTERS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to:

Required for busy Optometric office. P/T, avail to work evenings & Saturdays. Fax resume to 403-343-9440 email Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds



A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

HIRING ALL CLASSES OF SNUBBING PERSONAL Class 1 drivers license, must be willing to work away, must be physically fit. Complete benefit package. This includes RSP, Medical, Dental, Eye Glasses. We offer Top Wages. We will train the right person. Fax 403-347-4749 email

LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: ken@ Start your career! See Help Wanted

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


GARAGE & HOUSEHOLD SALES Feb. 21st 3-7 & 22nd 9:30-2 #12 & #50, 2821 Botterill Cres. Dining room sets, couches, chairs, 2 bdrm. suites, tables, kitchen set, patio set, bbq, crystal, ect. FREE TV’S!

Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

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


Currently accepting resumes for the following: SENIOR H2S SAFETY SUPERVISORS: Minimum 3 year’s safety experience on Drilling and Service Rigs. SHOPHAND Experience working on Breathing Apparatus and Breathing Air trailers. Send resume and certificates to or fax to: 403-887-8864


Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a heavy duty mechanic or journeyman instrument mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute to workplace location. This position offers a challenging work environment, attractive benefits with competitive pay and significant room for promotion. Please submit resumes Attn: Human Resources email:kwolokoff@ Fax 403-252-9719 Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

Full and part time F/T dishwasher, hosts and bus persons needed for varying shifts including weekends. Exc. wages and benefits. Call 403-346-5448 for appointment.


Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr. HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking

FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM SYLVAN Lake. Opening ATTENDANT for pilot car drivers. Only * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. exp’d need apply. Safety bonus program, top wages * Replenish amenities, and benefits. Email resume linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards or fax. 403-887-4892 $ 14.00/hr Start your career! All positions are See Help Wanted Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051

Sylvan Lake. Openings for drivers for winch tractor and swampers. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume or fax. 403-887-4892



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


Restaurant/ Hotel

BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley Red Deer County Food & Beverage Server

$12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet. maintain cleanliness and hygiene.


$14.00/HR. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing


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required for the Rocky Mountain House area. Must have min. 5 yrs exp. operating gas wells/plunger systems & field compression/ dehydration. E-mail resume’s to or fax 403-347-0855

$11/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 780-702-5051 HIRING F/T Kitchen and front staff. $11./hr. Drop resume off at 6730 Taylor drive #200. R.D.


JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! COOKS HELPER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673 Luau Investments Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons #100, 4217 - 50 Ave #7, 6721 - 50 Ave 62 Carleton Ave Food Service Managers Full Time/Part Time/ Shift Work Night/Overnight/ Early Morning/Weekend. High School Diploma, plus 3 years related experience $14 to $18/hr depending on experience/availability Apply in person from 9am to 5pm Or by fax at 403-341-6006 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Luau Investments Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons #100, 4217 - 50 Ave #7, 6721 - 50 Ave 7111 - 50 Ave 62 Carleton Ave Food Service Supervisors Full Time/Part Time/ Shift Work Night/Overnight/ Early Morning/Weekend Some high school education, plus 2 years related experience $10 to $13.50/hr depending on experience/availability Apply in person from 9am to 5pm Or by fax at 403-341-6006


In Memoriam

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Has potential to become Full Time. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please WANTED:

Kitchen Assistant Permanent Part time

Send resumes to: Fax: 403-722-3980 or Email: donna For further information please call Donna At 403-722-3939 ext. 205

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Customer Service Counter Sales Position Available in Red Deer



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

Love You Always & Forever!! Linda, Dean & Margaret & Family, Corey & Carol & Family, Roben & Cam & Family

CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons Food Service Manager 5 positions, F/T & P/ T, $9.95 - $18/hr. depending on exp. and availability. Permanent shift work, weekends, days, nights and evening shifts. 3-5 yrs. exp., completion of secondary school. Start date ASAP. Apply in person 6620 Orr Drive. Fax: 403-782-9685 Call 403-848-2356


Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS & DERRICK HANDS




If tears could build a stairway, and memories were a lane, We would walk right up to heaven, and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Our hearts ache in sadness and many tears will flow. What it meant to lose you, no one can ever know. But now we know you want us, to mourn for you no more. To remember all the happy times, Life still has much in store. Since you’ll never be forgotten, We pledge to you today. A hallowed place within our hearts, Is where you’ll always stay


Kitchen Helper

Does it Best!

CARLSON, EVERETT REGINALD July 28, 1948 - Feb. 20, 2012

Restaurant/ Hotel

Optician / Student Optician


has a full time career advancing position available as a General Legal Assistant. The successful applicant will have completed the Legal Assistant Program, and have prior experience working in a law firm. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, demonstrates effective communication skills, has the ability to multi-task, and work in a fast paced environment. We offer an excellent working environment, benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to: Attention: Human Resources Johnston Ming Manning LLP 3rd Floor, 4943 - 50 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y1 Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





CHRIS’ RENO’S All home renovations Call Ed 403-986-8877 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060



EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight



Massage Therapy


LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car


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International ladies

Handyman Services


ALL TRADES Home Maintenance 28 yrs. exp. Retired electrician. Call Rick 403-318-4267 ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, and roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617

Massage Therapy




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

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town.

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

HPC distributes industrial coatings & related supplies. Duties include tinting, color matching, with a strong focus on customer service. JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. A great work ethic is a must. Free Est. 403-872-8888 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. * Above average salary * Willing to train Personal * Group benefits Services * Profit sharing For an exciting career opportunity with a REIKO’S Finest progressive company, Asian Massage please send your In call only. 587-377-1298 confidential resume to: 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. Rod Weik 5003-50 St. Email: Fax 403-314-2226 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on ELEMENTS is looking 5 in Classifieds Beauty Treatment Operators. Selling seasonal gift packages & personal care Seniors’ products in Parkland Services Mall-4747 67th St Red Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus & commission, F/T, HELP FOR SENIORS: bonus Beauty certification req’d in home or facility email resumes: family business est. 1999 elementsreddeerbto@ bondable staff, great rates, gift certificates avail. Something for Everyone 403-346-7777 Everyday in Classifieds

Painters/ Decorators




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ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No exp. req`d. Please email FULL-TIME SALES position available. A knowledge of woodwind and brass instruments would be a definite asset, but not a requirement. Apply in person or e-mail resume to reddeer@ INSIDE SALES A position F/T, training. Join a winning team. Above average salary & benefits. Please send confidential resume to: General Manager, fax 340-8636 or email: NICE STUFF LTD. has a Part Time RETAIL SALES position available. Nights and Weekends. Must have own transportation, be 24 plus. Must be reliable and responsible. Only those being considered for the position will be contacted. Please submit resume with references to. SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!




or equivalent skill level. Required immed. Resume & references required. Apply to 6758 52 Ave.

Blown-in Attic Insulation Installer Exp’d Blown-In Attic Insulation Installers req’d, must have experience driving a 3 ton truck with van. Duties: Install attic insulation into houses, shops and barns, etc., drive 3 ton trucks to and from job sites, maintain trucks and equipment. Must know the proper RValues for blow-in insulation. If you are a Team player who is customer orientated, reliable and have your own transportation to and from work with a clean Class 5 driver’s license, please apply. We offer: 40+work week, benefits and safety program. Resumes will be accepted by email only, please no phone calls. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. Email:

Busy road construction company req’s 1 st. or 2nd yr. apprentice heavy duty mechanic for shop. Fax resume to 403-309-0489

C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T Exp. Sandblaster. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165 or email

C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T Laborers, sandblasters, powder coaters, and industrial painters. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165.


Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911 DNR Powerline Construction requires Journeyman/ Apprentices/Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 Attention: Noel. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect. Experienced Siders Needed Call 403-588-3210

Truckers/ Drivers





Truckers/ Drivers

NEED EXPERIENCED Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Full Time. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC. Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743


SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

H.D. Parts Person

Required Immediately The largest after market parts distributor in Canada is seeking a H.D. Parts person to join our experienced team in Red Deer. This individual would require basic knowledge of the heavy-duty truck and trailer market with excellent knowledge of truck and trailer brake and suspension parts. The individual would have to be able to work unsupervised in a fast paced environment. They should also possess customer service skills that would be used daily by phone and for walk in clients. This position offers above average salary and is a full time position. We offer complete benefit package along with pension plan. Please forward your resume to: Traction Heavy Duty 8045 Edgar Industrial Crescent Red Deer Ab T4P 3R2 OR FAX 403-342-7377 Email:

Sylvan Lake. Openings for drivers for winch tractor and swampers. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume or fax. 403-887-4892 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

Business Opportunities


SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580

Truckers/ Drivers


BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or CLASS 1 driver with fluid hauling experience, local runs. 403-373-3285 or fax resume and copies of all valid tickets to 403-986-2819 CLASS 1 Off Road Crude Haul in Central Ab. 7 On-7 Off. Must have all tickets. Email: F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.






Call Prodie: 403-314-4301 for more info ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

in Kentwood

For the Red Deer area. Please contact memphisbluesprairies

Kennings Cres. & Kirby St.

Normandeau Nellis & Norton Ave. also Nordegg Cres. & 76 St.

For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

LOOKING for P/T person to clean motor coaches. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Transportation required: location 10 miles from Red Deer. Please forward resume to or fax to 403-347-4999

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

LOOKING FOR SCREENPRINTER. Will train the right person. Apply in person to Grand Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer

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

Road construction company looking for a parts person. Willing to train. Must be able to work away from home for 6 months a year and have a class 5 licence. Fax resume to 403-309-0489 SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Full Time, 37.5 hours a week. $14.67/hr. to $20.39/hr. Depending Experience The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and CAL routes by various methods incorporated by the Circulation Department. This would include telephone calls, distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking, group presentations, advertising, use of social media, along with various other methods. The position would require interviewing, screening and signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling.


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

The candidate should have an outgoing personality, along with the ability to multi task. This should be complimented with excellent written and oral presentation skills. The position requires very good organization skills, the ability to work independently and in a group setting. For this position you must have good computer skills, a valid driver’s license with good driving record. A company car may be available during working hours. The candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check.





JACKET, ladies chocolate brown suede, size large, from boutique of leather. Good cond. $20. 403-314-9603



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


ROLLING TOOL BAG, heavy duty wheels & telescoping handle. $40. 403-342-7460

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


PARTICAL Shelf Boards, 6, 5.8” x 16”. various lengths. All for $40. 403-314-2026

Health & Beauty


NEW Elizabeth Arden: 12 eyeshadows, 2 blush, 1 nail polish, 1 lip gloss. In red hot crocodile cosmetic bag. Great Valentine’s Gift! Valued at $195, asking $80. 403-227-2976

Household Furnishings


CAPTAINS BED, sturdy 48``, new mattress, 3 drawers. $40. 403-342-4442

Langford Close

LOVESEAT, light brown year and half old good shape. $75. phone 403-986-2849

Please forward resume to: Red Deer Advocate, Attention Doug Sibbet 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: Fax: 403-341-4772

Lamont Close


Vista Village SUNNYBROOK AREA Somerset Close

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

Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Sherwood Cres.



Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo.

Viscount Drive Vickers Close Volks Place / Vanier Drive


Vanson Close / Visser St.

74 to 129 Block of Dunning Cres., Depalm St. and approx. 3 blocks of Douglas St. $108/mo.

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info




2 VERY SHY 5 MO. OLD ORANGE BROTHERS. Completely neutered & litter box trained. Need to go to home together, as they have bonded. Sweet personalities, but need to be socialized to humans. 403-782-3130 CALICO, cat, beautiful black & gold, extra fingers on front paws, FREE TO GOOD HOME. 403-782-3130 LONG haired Calico cat, beautiful, white, gold & brown. FREE TO GOOD HOME. 403-782-3130



6 MO. NEAUTERED German Shepherd, black/tan to give away to acreage. GIVEN AWAY

Sporting Goods

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PS2 w/15 games, $75. XBOX w/15 games, $75. PS1 w/8 games, $60. 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


2 QUEEN COMFORTERS, $30/ea or 2/$50. 2 THICK WARM BLANKETS, like new, $35/ea. QUEEN QUILTED MATTRESS COVER, $10. ELECTRIC ROASTING PAN, like new, $30. 403-348-6449 D.V.D’s and VHS, 10 for $5. 403-314-9603 DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino HEAVY DUTY SLED for farm or recreation. $45. 403-342-7460

Misc. Help


Wanted To Buy





WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

Grain, Feed Hay


LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab Pet Food, Horse, Poultry ALL THE FEED YOUR ANIMALS NEED! 403-782-3333 TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


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


Erickson Dr., Eldrige Cr., Everitt Cr., Elkin Cl., $187/mo. ALSO 37 Ave. from 39 St. to 44 St. and Exeter Cr. and 38A Ave. Area $111/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA


41 Ave. from Ross St. to 44 St. + 4000 Block of 47 St. and 44 Block of 40A Ave. $63/mo

ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo.


We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts: PRECAST INSTALLATION LABORERS CONCRETE FINISHERS CARPENTERS/ WOODWORKERS STEEL REINFORCEMENT LABORERS OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATORS GENERAL LABORERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at

5913 Len Thompson Drive Lacombe, AB

West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo.

Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources or email:



WANTED: SNOWBLOWER 403-886-5194, 304-5974


No Phone Calls Please


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

Please Submit Resume with Driver’s Abstract in person to:

E-mail: or by Fax: 403-782-7786



Law Close / Lewis Close



ATOMIC ARC skis, downhill, $50. 403-342-7460 BAR BELL BENCH, with Firewood bars & weights. FREE. 403-347-9843 AFFORDABLE Homestead Firewood DEER Shoulder Mount on Shield. $200. Spruce & Pine - Split 403-314-2026 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 SPLITKEIN & TRAIL LOGS TOURING Cross Country Semi loads of pine, spruce, Skis. $25 each pair. tamarack, poplar. 403-342-7460 Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging Travel 403-318-4346

The hours for this position would be Monday to Friday, working every 6th Saturday, 7.5 hours a day, with start times at 10 a.m. or earlier.

Lund Close






Misc. for Sale

NAILS, several types, 2 boxes + 1 box of electrical items. $3. per box; Desk top fan, 3 speed, $10; 25, legal office file holders, all WAREHOUSE for $10.; Deer Antler mount SUPERVISOR on Shield, $60. Competitive starting wages 403-314-2026 plus regular increases. QUEEN SIZE Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm COMFORTER, $40. Excellent benefits 403-782-3847 package. Opportunities to advance. Must be SET OF HEAVY DUTY dependable, hardworking MAGNETIC TRUCKERS and seeking a long-term ROAD FLARES. $30. career. Apply in person, 403-348-6449 or email to: TABLECLOTHS, Damask, 60” round and 8 Damask 4747 - 61st Street napkins, blue, new in package. All for $25. 403-314-9603



43 Ave. Area between 39 St. and 43 St. $61/mo

Experience in Fine Grading and Finishing is a Must. Knowledge of the Area Would Be an Asset. A Positive Attitude is a must.

For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316


Misc. Help


Early morning FT commercial cleaner required. email resume to

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info


Offering High Paced Work with Competitive Wages and Local Job Sites. Applicant Must Have A Valid Class 3 License with Air.

MORNING newspaper carriers needed in the following areas: WESTPARK


40A, 41 & 42 Ave. between 39 St. & 44 St. $120/mo.





Is Currently Looking to hire

Misc. Help



RENTAL & TRUCKING Company looking for class 1 picker/winch operator to join our team. 15 on 6 off schedule, salary plus bonus and benefits. Please send current resume & drivers abstract to info@ or fax 403-346-5127.

newspaper carriers needed in the following areas:



• Math and Science for Motor coach company the Trades Program looking for 4th year or journeyman. Experience • GED Preparation with motor coaches preferred. Send resume to Gov’t of Alberta Funding or may be available. fax 403.-347-4999 403-340-1930 QUICKLINE CRANE INC. in Blackfalds is looking for a

RED DEER ELECTRIC Is currently seeking Experienced Residential Electricians for work in Red Deer. Top wages & full benefits. Please send resumes email: or fax 403-342-2521


AFTERNOON ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer


with experience. Must be a minimum third year apprentice & have good knowledge of truck mount & all terrain cranes. Competitive salaries includes benefits. Must have a Class 1 license. Please submit all resumes by email to:

Misc. Help

(Reliable vehicle needed.)

JUNIOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN required. Misc. Must have some experience with service Help and repair of furnaces/air conditioners and would like ACADEMIC Express to expand on his/her ADULT EDUCATION knowledge base. We AND TRAINING provide training and work experience in a supportive environment. Must have SPRING START strong people skills and mechanical aptitude. • Community Support FAX: 403-309-8032 or Worker Program e-mail: brad@ • Women in the Trades Program



Misc. Help

Call Jamie 403-314-4306

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Sales & Distributors

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014


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WESTPARK 1/2 duplex, 3 FREE Weekly list of 2001 MUSTANG Coupe bdrm., no pets, no smoking properties for sale w/details, red, 247,000 kms, set of prices, address, owner’s $1150. rent/dd. Avail. summer tires, lady driven, Mar. 1. 403-346-0085 phone #, etc. 342-7355 mint cond., $4900. SOLD Help-U-Sell of Red Deer 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 Condos/




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

60 + seniors condo, avail. Mar. 1, 403-598-0503

1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $184,900. 403-588-2222

ALIX, AB 3 bdrm. 2 bath condo, private entrance, $1200 + utils. avail. Feb. 20, 403-341-9974

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

GLENDALE 2 bdrm. townhouse, 3 appls, washer/dryer, N/S, no pets, $1450 rent/DD avail. immed. 403-588-0088 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

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INNISFAIL 2 bdrm. in newer 4 plex, avail. Mar. 1. 403-506-8730



1 BDRM apt. to over 40 aged non partying tenant, no pets, private parking, laundry on site, security cameras, at Riverside Meadows, 5910-55 Ave. Rent/D.D. $750.00. Ph:403-341-4627. 3810 47 ST. Spacious 1 bdrm. suite w/balcony. Stove, fridge, security. Adult only, no pets. Rent $845. 403-343-0072


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(Blackfalds) Brand new 2067 sq.ft. fully dev. bi-level w/walk-out bsmt., 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 2 gas Àreplaces, vaulted ceilings & solid birch cabinets w/granite countertops. 4 stainless appls. And more. $354,900 w/net GST to builder. Immediate poss. For more details call 403-304-5555


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Condos/ Townhouses


EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.


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

Farms/ Land


Locally owned and family operated



2004 FORD EXPLORER Exc. shape. New tires. Fully loaded. $9800 obo. 403-340-2042 1998 FORD EXPLORER. 4x4, Great shape. Dependable. Command start. $2800. 403-346-7911



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land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease revenue. Inquire with your name 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. and address to: Box 1079, Adult bldg. N/S No pets c/o Red Deer Advocate, 403-755-9852 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9

NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer hookup, inÁoor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955 PONOKA, lrg. 1 bdrm apt. incld’s, laundry & all utils. $750. Avail. end of Feb. no pets, n/s 403-993-3441

Industrial Property


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

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2003 F350 Diesel. For parts or to Àx up. Lots of new parts. $3000 obo. 403-588-2298

Fifth Wheels

LEASE OPPORTUNITY Industrial land avail. for design-build in Red Deer. Be part of the design process 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, to lease a facility purposebuilt for your business N/S. No pets. needs. Lloyd Meadows, 403-596-2444 Century 21 Advantage 403 346 6655 ext. 207.

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2008 TOYOTA Tacoma 4WD, double cab. V6, 4 auto,, p.d.l., tilt steering, cruise, air, alloy wheels, 5 pass. Cloth bucket seats, s/b, Áeet side, black. 227,000 km. $14,900. 403-505-3113

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Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555


LX, 3254, 3 slides,thermo windows, Àreplace, lots of extras. MINT $27,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682

Auto Wreckers


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Los Angeles cardinal emerges from church abuse settlements bruised, but avoids prosecution BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese has agreed to pay $720 million to clergy abuse victims over the past decade and released internal files that showed Cardinal Roger Mahony shielded priests and ordered a surrogate to withhold evidence from police, yet Mahony and other archdiocese leaders are unlikely to face criminal charges. With the final $13 million settlement of existing old cases announced Wednesday, Mahony has emerged from the scandal with his reputation tarnished, but his place in the church intact — even after being publicly rebuked by his successor for internal church files showing that he and others worked to protect priests, keep parishioners in the dark and defend the church’s image. By settling the cases, the archdiocese avoids a trial in which Mahony would have been publicly questioned under oath about what plaintiffs’ lawyers said was an attempt to thwart a Los Angeles police investigation. During a deposition unsealed Wednesday, Mahony acknowledged he told an underling not to give police a list of altar boys who had worked with the Rev. Nicolas Aguilar Rivera. He testified he wasn’t trying to hinder police, but didn’t want the boys to be scarred by the investigation and that he felt the altar boys were too old to be potential victims of the Mexican priest. Police later found that 25 of Aguilar Rivera’s alleged victims were altar boys and the other victim was training with the priest to be one, said Anthony DeMarco, a plaintiff attorney. It’s not clear what impact Mahony’s action had on the investigation, though at the time, police complained that the archdi-

ocese wasn’t fully co-operating. Mahony, who retired as head of the archdiocese in 2011, was admonished last year by Archbishop Jose Gomez for his handling of the abuse crisis, but he has avoided criminal prosecution, despite investigations by the Los Angeles County district attorney and the U.S. attorney’s office. With only a three- to fiveyear period to bring obstruction of justice charges after a crime — depending on a federal or state court venue — it’s unlikely he or other church administrators would face charges now for cases that date back more than a decade, said Lawrence Rosenthal, a criminal law professor at Chapman University and a former prosecutor. In other cases, church leaders accused of shielding pedophile priests from prosecution have faced criminal charges. Prosecutors in Philadelphia won the conviction of a monsignor after a change in state law gave prosecutors more time to file charges and seek evidence. A state appeals court last year, however, threw out the conviction and said he never should have been charged. In Missouri, a judge found the Kansas City bishop guilty last year of failing to report child abuse to the state, making him the highest-ranking U.S. Roman Catholic official to be convicted of a crime related to the child sexual abuse scandal. He was sentenced to probation for the misdemeanour and remains head of his diocese. A Los Angeles federal prosecutor involved in a 2009 grand jury investigation wrote that documents showed “the possibility of criminal culpability” by members of the archdiocese leadership, but a criminal conspiracy case was “more and more remote” because of the passage of time. The newly disclosed testimony by Mahony deals mostly with Aguilar Rivera, who fled to his

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native Mexico in January 1988 after Mahony’s top aide, Monsignor Thomas Curry, tipped him off about parent complaints and warned that the church would call police. Aguilar Rivera, who was 46 at the time, remains a fugitive and is believed to be somewhere in Mexico. U.S. authorities have an arrest warrant pending and could arrest him if he returns to American soil. In the deposition taken a year ago, Mahony explained why he told Curry not to share a list of altar boys with police. Allowing police to question altar boys at the two parishes where Aguilar Rivera worked during his 10-month stint in LA “could be very traumatic to those servers to all of a sudden be sitting in front of a policeman being interrogated,” the cardinal said. “And we had no suspicion at that time of any other victims and nobody among the altar servers.” He denied under questioning from plaintiff attorneys that his motivation in holding back the list was to protect the priest and delay the investigation. J. Michael Hennigan, an attorney with the archdiocese, said Mahony was in Rome on Wednesday and was not available to comment. Hennigan said Mahony was “very vigorous” in trying to get Aguilar Rivera brought back to the U.S. for prosecution after he fled. Mahony wrote to his counterpart in Aguilar Rivera’s diocese and urged him to contact police. In his testimony, Mahony also defended Curry, the vicar for clergy, for telling Aguilar Rivera that the church would need to contact police and that the accused priest was “in a good deal of danger.” The complaints came in on a Friday and Curry met with the priest Saturday morning. Police weren’t notified until Monday. By then, Aguilar Rivera was gone.

WASHINGTON — The U.S Department of Homeland Security has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It’s the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland Security said Wednesday it regularly shares relevant information with domestic and international partners, but it declined to discuss specifics of a warning sent to airlines. “Our security apparatus includes a number of measures, both seen and unseen, informed by the latest intelligence and as always DHS continues to adjust security measures to fit an ever evolving threat environment,” the department said in a statement. A U.S. intelligence official told The Associated Press that DHS released a notice to airlines reiterating that liquids, shoes and certain cosmetics were of concern, all of which are covered under existing Transportation Security Administration

juana use,” presumably highlighting the drug’s health risks. The state Department of Transportation would get $1.9 million for a new “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign to tout the state’s new marijuana bloodlimit standard for drivers. Also, Hickenlooper has proposed spending $7 million for an additional 105 beds in residential treatment centres for substance abuse disorders. “This package represents a strong yet cautious first step” for regulating pot, the governor wrote. He told lawmakers he’d be back with a more complete spending prediction later this year. The Colorado pot tax plan doesn’t include an additional 15 per cent pot excise tax, of which $40 million a year already is designated for school construction. The governor projected the full $40 million to be reached next year. The initial tax projections are rosier than those given to voters in 2012, when state fiscal projections on the marijuana-legalization amendment would produce $39.5 million in sales taxes next fiscal year, which begins in July. The rosier projections come from updated data about how many retail stores Colorado has (163 as of Feb. 18) and how much customers are paying for pot. There’s no standardized sales price, but recreational pot generally is going for much more than the $202 an ounce forecasters guessed last year. Mason Tvert, a legalization activist who ran Colorado’s 2012 campaign, said other states are watching closely to see what legal weed can produce in tax revenue. “Voters and state lawmakers around the country are watching how this system unfolds in Colorado, and the prospect of generating significant revenue while eliminating the underground marijuana market is increasingly appealing,” said Tvert, who now works for the Marijuana Policy Project. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reported Wednesday that banks holding commercial loans on properties that lease to Colorado marijuana businesses say they don’t plan to refinance those loans when they come due. Bankers say property used as collateral for those loans theoretically is subject to federal drug-seizure laws, which makes the loans a risk. security policies. The latest warning was focused on flights headed to the United States from abroad. The official said “something caused DHS concern, but it’s a very low threshold to trigger a warning like this.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. Earlier this month Homeland Security warned airlines with flights to Russia to be on the lookout for explosive devices possibly hidden inside toothpaste. The Transportation Security Administration then banned passengers from bringing any liquids in their carry-on luggage on nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia. That warning became public just days before the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. It is unclear if the latest warning, first reported Wednesday by NBC News, is related to the earlier threats to Russia-bound flights. Air passengers in the United States have had to take off their shoes at airport security checkpoints since shortly after Richard Reid tried to ignite explosives hidden in his shoes on a Miamibound flight in late 2001. Reid pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and is serving a life sentence. The travelling public has grown increasingly impatient with expanding security checks at airports.



THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

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The Sylvan Lake Speed Skating Ice Marathon has been shifted to the Red Deer Speed Skating Oval this weekend. The Foothills Speed Skating Marathon Association moved the race to Red Deer after it was determined the ice on Sylvan Lake would not be safe enough for equipment to clear a skating track. This years event will be a one day affair going Saturday Feb. 22 with five km. 10 km or 25 km races. The 50 km and 100 km events were canceled due to the smaller ice surface. The marathon and mini festival will get underway around 10 a.m. with the five km race followed by the 10 km race at 11 a.m. and the 25 km race at 1 p.m. Organizers are encouraging anybody and everybody to come out and give it a try even on hockey skates.


Friday ● School’s Out Teacher’s Convention Activities are offered at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. Chill Out Science will be held on Feb. 21 for children eight and up, or under eight with an adult. Discover the science of ice and snow, with chilling experiments and activities. Free, and no registration is required. ● Senior Citizens Downtown House has several upcoming events, regular card games and tournaments and special tournaments: Cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.; Whist every Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Feb. 21; 500 every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Feb. 24; Fun Contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Games cost $3. Tournaments cost $6. There will also be a Spaghetti and Meatballs supper on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a cost of $12. Karaoke Night will be held on Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Phone 403-346-4043. Stettler Senior Drop-In Centre events include: pool at noon Monday to Saturday; cards on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; floor curling Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.; Whist on Monday at 1:30 p.m.; Canasta on Friday at 1 p.m. To find out more, phone 403-742-6556. ● Scrabble is offered at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on Fridays at 1 p.m. for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Nu2U Thrift Store in Olds is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at 5030 51 St. The store offers furniture, home decor, housewares, antiques, collectibles, and more. Phone 403-556-3279. Profits go to community initiatives. ● Drop-in Babytimes is offered on Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., or on Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch Children’s Department for children from birth to 24 months of age along with their caregivers. Phone 403346-4688.

Saturday ● Children’s Chess Club is offered on Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Children ages eight years and up, from beginners to experienced players are invited. Phone 403-346-4688. ● Puppet Family Storytime at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library is for the whole family to enjoy a puppet show, games and crafts. On Feb. 22 the theme will be Meet Muzzy and Friends! from 1 to 2 p.m. in celebration of International Mother Language Day. Phone 403-341-3822. ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Feb 22 session is called Maps, Stars, and Compasses with artist Carlene La Rue. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-3098405. Free with admission. ● Central Alberta Refugee Effort Celebration of Mother Language Day will take place at G.H. Dawe Centre room 3 on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from 10 to 15 languages will highlight their

cultures through games involving words in their languages. Enjoy door prizes, and ethnic foods and more. Contact cristina.franco@, or 403-346-8818. ● Magdalene House Society Fair Trade Expo will be held at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on Feb. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Short vignettes will be shown on human trafficking issues while the public has the opportunity to shop in support of Magdalene House.

Sunday ● Red Deer College Music Concert Series presents Dale Wheeler, Piano on Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage Red Deer College Arts Centre. Tickets available through Black Knight Tickets, phone, 403-755-6626, go online to, or in person at the Black Knight Inn. ● Red Deer Pottery Club workshop on principles and practices of art photo documentation with Paul Leathers will be held on Feb. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Sportsman Room at Red Deer Recreation Centre. Course fee is $50. To register, phone Karen at 403-347-0600.

Monday ● MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program connecting people with developmental disabilities to the Red Deer Arts Community. On Feb. 19 there will be a special guest, and on Feb. 24 and 26 the theme will be Totem dolls and action figures. There is a drop-in fee of $3. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities for $50. For information, see www.reddeermuseum, or contact Janet at 403-309-8405, janet.cole@ ● Red Deer River Naturalists — Monday Bird Focus meets Monday at noon at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to depart on excursions in central Alberta. Dates and destinations are: Feb. 24 — Gull Lake. Come prepared for a full afternoon of birding. Bring along lunch, snacks, coffee, and dress for the weather. Be prepared to carpool. To join in, contact Bill at 403-346-3981. ● The Golden Circle Singers hold practices on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. If you love to sing, please join them. These singers perform in local nursing homes and lodges and other venues. For more information call Rose at 403-342-4047. ● Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month, in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall. Please use the back door. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. Call Davina at 403-598-9481. ● Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) is a non-profit weight loss support organization which holds regular weekly meetings in Red Deer and Blackfalds. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and more. Visit a meeting free of charge. For locations and information call Gail at 403-3401859 or toll free at 1-800-932-8677 or see Meetings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the evenings, and on Tuesday mornings. ● Bargain Treasures Thrift Store welcomes gently used items, except furniture,

computers and monitors, infant car seats or cribs. Please bring items inside the back door at 5217 Gaetz Ave. during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is run by volunteers and all proceeds stay in the community. Phone 403347-9711. ● Quilting and crafty Mondays are held at Blackfalds United Church starting at 9:30 a.m. Drop by and help make quilts, or bring your own project. See or phone 403-885-4780. ● Chess Club at Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch welcomes all levels of players from beginner to intermediate to learn chess rules and strategies on Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Alberta Chess Association. Phone 403-341-3822. ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Singles Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. (all levels welcome, including beginners); Cribbage on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Euchre on Thursdays with registration at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m., $3, contact Kate at 403-986-2666, and Texas Hold ‘Em on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Tuesday ● Annual General Meeting for Lincoln Hall Society happens on Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. New members, volunteers, and board members welcome. Contact Kathy at 403-7824194. ● Epilepsy Association of Calgary — Central Alberta Office — presents Developing Friendships workshop series presented by Norma Klassen, program co-ordinator, held at the local Red Deer office from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Part 1 — A Journey of Self Discovery — will be held Feb. 25. Part 2 — A Journey of Other Discovery — will be held March 4. Part 3 — The Building Blocks of Friendship — will be March 11. See www., or to register or for information contact 403-358-3359, normak@ ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 offers karaoke at Molly B’s Pub on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., and wing night on Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Bower Place Community Association seniors’ coffee and card party cancelled on Feb. 25. Event resumes on March 25. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

Wednesday ● Puppet Club is held on Wednesdays at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for children ages seven

years and up to make a variety of puppets, and take part in interactive plays. On Feb. 26 the theme will be Favourite Fairy tales. ● Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Crystal and Herb Taylor of Crystal Clear Ministries will be performing. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311. ● Golden Circle Ho-Downers are a fun band of seniors who entertain other seniors in nursing homes, lodges and by special request. Practices are held on Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more information call Bea at 403-346-5802. ● Ponoka United Church Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in and shop for the whole family. For more information call Mary at 403-783-5030, or Jessie at 403-783-8627. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Country Express is on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society meeting will be held on Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bower neighbourhood. The guest speaker will be Lianne Kruger on Unlikely websites for great genealogical resource information. Contact Lianne at 403-347-1826.

Thursday ● Tees/Clive T.O.P.S. meets every Thursday at Christian Fellowship/Village Missions Church in Clive. Weigh-in from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. with meeting to follow adjourning at 10:30 a.m. Contact Cathy at 403-747-2135. ● Red Deer River Naturalists present Linda and Peter Kershaw speaking on The proposed CANOL Heritage Trail, Northwest Territories, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. ● Cultural Café on Feb. 27 explores the topic Black History Extravaganza from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Hub on Ross. Join in the trivia contest, enjoy music, entertainment, African and Caribbean foods, and win prizes. See, or contact 403-346-8818, avery.acheson@care2centre. ca. ● Canadian Artiques Roadshow is coming to Parkland Mall in Red Deer on Feb. 27, 28, March 1 and 2. Four experienced appraisers — Amy Laucianio, Christie Lane or Canadian Artiques Roadshow, Paul Pierson from Canadian Pickers, and David Cole from Pawn Stars Canada — will be in attendance. Registration for appraisals will be taken at Parkland Mall Guest Services, 403-343-8997 with appointments until Feb. 26. Appraisals cost $15 per item, or three items for $40 — cash only — with verbal appraisals. See under Events and Promotions.

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Red Deer College Kings and Queens Scholarship Breakfast presents hockey legends Lanny McDonald, Tim Hunter, and Jim Peplinski, March 4 at Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets available at Black Knight Ticket Centre, www., 403-755-6626 for $150 each or corporate table of eight for $1,000. ● Fireside Readers book club will meet

on March 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room. For discussion will be Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Phone 403-342-9110. See the blog at http:// If you can’t attend meetings, read along and post comments.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Hair pulling drawing worry Dear Annie: One of our darling granddaughters hormonal, emotional and environmental factors. Apstarted to pull out her eyelashes at around age nine. propriate treatment involves cognitive behavioural We expressed our concern to our son. therapy, sometimes in combination with Shortly after, we were told that our grandmedication, hypnosis and relaxation techdaughter was seeing a counsellor to adniques. dress this behaviour. Your son and his wife may already be We were so relieved when she stopped. taking the necessary steps, but either way, But about a year later, she started again. you can get more information through Now her nine-year-old brother is pulling the Trichotillomania Learning Center at hair out of his head. He has a bald spot about two inches in diameter. Dear Annie: I recently learned that a Our son and his wife have education friend’s son died from a heart attack. He degrees. The marriage and family appear was relatively young. I was both saddened OK. The kids seem happy, and they do and shocked. well in school. I recently brought up the I was more despondent that my friend counselling to our son, but he said, “We and his current (third) wife did not attend MITCHELL tried that.” He indicated that the kids will his son’s funeral. They live in another stop on their own. state, but still. It was his son. & SUGAR Is stress causing this? How involved We’ve been friends for more than 50 should we get? years, but it makes me realize he wouldn’t Right now, we feel like it’s the elephant bother attending my funeral, either. in the room. — Blue-Collar Grandparents Annie, should I dissolve our friendDear Grandparents: Trichotillomania is a disorder ship? Should I tell him how shocked and disappointthat results in compulsive hair pulling. ed I am? Or should I simply overlook it? — Sensitive, It is currently considered to be a “body-focused Caring Person repetitive behaviour.” There also may be a genetic Dear Sensitive: While not attending his son’s fupredisposition, which would explain why both of neral seems callous, is it possible that your friend your grandchildren suffer from it. Sometimes stress, has health issues that prevented him from travelanxiety or fatigue can trigger the hair pulling, but ling? not always. Might he and his son have been estranged and his Doctors do not know the underlying cause but be- presence at the funeral unwelcome? lieve it may develop due to a combination of genetic, You can let him know that you were surprised he


didn’t attend the funeral, but he is under no obligation to satisfy your curiosity. Limiting the friendship because you believe he no longer cares enough about you is a legitimate concern, but cutting off a 50-year friendship because he might not attend your funeral is excessive. How your friend treats you while you are alive is what counts Dear Annie: This is in response to those individuals who invite family, friends and neighbours to their home for dinner and then feel slighted because the invitation is not reciprocated. Many years ago, when invited to someone’s home, I did return the invitation. But it always made me nervous to entertain. I’d lose sleep, worry about what to serve, wonder whether I’d have enough food or whether my dinner would turn out well. I finally decided that it just was not worth the anxiety to keep having people over. I will occasionally host an informal gathering at my home, nothing fancy. Thank goodness I have friends who know that entertaining makes me anxious. They still invite me to their homes and ask me to bring a salad, a dessert or a bottle of wine. Some of us just aren’t meant to host parties. — I’m Not Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

and what you should be doing. Great support will come your way undoubtedly. You will be surrounded by unconditional help and favours will be granted. It will be a year filled with lots Thursday, Feb. 20 of action! CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may Rihanna, 26; Cindy Crawford, realize that the tools of your suc48; Sidney Poitier, 87 cess are yet to be worked on THOUGHT OF THE DAY: and you still need some time The Universe harvests us two before you reveal them. Even if beneficial trines of both faith they may seem hard to depict at and spirituality. The Scorpio times, the potential is there in its Moon might not want to make most hidden ways. any compromise, but today, it will TAURUS (April 20-May 20): yearn and offer the right portion You are feeling pulled back while of trust, conviction and holiness. you are striving to build successOur thoughts are in synch with ful alliances. Work on your difour personal goals. The universe ferences and do not be ignorant. has a mystical way of teaching You will come to the realization us how to cooperate together as that you will need to develop or ASTRO one unity and how to centre our finish an old business in order to egos without being too bossy or DOYNA get ahead in life. domineering. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today Watch the ground you are stepis your birthday, you will be very ping on. It could be a gold mine much in tune with your needs or a foggy one. As long as you and wants throughout this year. You have a learn to rationalize your emotions and avoid strong sense of purpose and a clear direction. misunderstandings today, you will be on the You know precisely where you are heading to safe track.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your desire to indulge in good foods and extravagant items may be unstoppable. It would be easy for you to get carried away by what you might believe to be enhancing your need for security and safety. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do not overlook an opportunity that can really help you feel more liberated. Realize the potential that a partner or a spouse may hold in assisting you financially in order to regain your personal freedom. You’ve got more help than you can imagine. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Show more receptivity and openness towards your most significant partnerships. You will be given spiritual guidance and great assistance in resolving your most painful issues. You are not alone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You seek more reassurance and a comforting sense when it comes to your marital situation. You may come to the conclusion that you need to redefine your budgetary needs and balance out your differences in order to maintain your status quo. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You show more initiation and zest within your daily obligations. You almost forcefully want to accom-

plish every single matter. A romantic partner or a child may be of great support to you now. Don’t strain yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are in the quest of a creative matter and you will want to hunt it with much confidence. A relative, most likely a parent figure, can aid you in pursuing this satisfying experience. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It is easy to feel trapped when you feel misunderstood by others today. You long for some privacy and tranquil moments at this time. Your focus is clearly tuned towards your own personal bliss. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t undervalue your communication skills as you may find more readily available opportunities within your own set of qualities. Don’t let others influence you or undermine your personal values. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Open up your eyes and tune into the hidden hints life is trying to offer you. There are plenty of possibilities to increase the comforts within your environment which you have to recognize and make practical use of. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

donations and financial sponsorships are still being sought. See ● Red Deer College Theatre Productions presents Ten Lost Years by Jack Winder and Cedric Smith at City Centre Stage, April 16 to 19. Learn about the Great Depression and be inspired those who experienced it. Tickets are available from Black Knight Ticket Centre,, 403-755-6626, or 1-800-661-8793. ● Red Deer College Music Concert Series presents Dancing Through Time featuring ballet, musical theatre, and dance music by the Symphonic Winds and Red Deer Community Youth Choir on March 6, and An Evening of Percussion with RDC Percussion Ensemble who will perform a variety of contemporary jazz, rock, and Latin percussion pieces on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophone, and drums on March 7, both at 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, Arts Centre. Tickets are available from Black Knight Ticket Centre,, 403-755-6626, or 1-800-661-8793. ● Cowboy and Roots music featuring Allen Christie and The Great Plains — Saskia and Darrel will be performing at Alix Community Hall on April 11, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Community Hall Board and Alix Wagon Wheel Museum. Tickets cost $15 in advance from board or museum members, or Alix Home Hardware, 403-747-2632, 403788-2218, 403-747-2584. ● GrammaLink-Africa Fabric Sale, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign will be held on April 12 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Donations of fabric, one metre or more, wool, yarns, notions and patterns are

all accepted for this sale until April 4. For pick-up of donations or more information, call MaryEllen at 403-340-1365 or Shirley at 403347-5958. ● Royal Canadian Legion Sylvan Lake presents Atlantic Storm Night, March 1, featuring steak and lobster dinner, Newfoundland Screeching, Elvis and Johnny Cash impersonators. Atlantic Storm Night admission by advance tickets only for $45. Phone 403887-2601, or 403-505-8601. ● Central Alberta Quilters’ Guild Annual

Quilt Show now accepting entries until March 3 for the show happening on April 4 and 5 at Parkland Pavilion Westerner Park, Red Deer. Quilts made by residents of Central Alberta welcome. Entry forms at Send forms to Elizabeth Hanson, or fax to 403-8873051. Show 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 403-782-6700,


● Canadian Mental Health Living Well Saturdays will be offered at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library and will be geared to new Canadians. Each session will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month starting March 29 with How mental illness is diagnosed and treated, April 26 with Mental illness and the family, and May 31 with Getting the help you need. To find out more and register, contact CMHA at 403-3422266. ● Building Bridges: Strengths Development Series presents Amanda Lindhout, humanitarian, social activist, public speaker, writer, on March 13 at Sylvan Lake MultiCampus at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available from Sylvan Lake and Summer Villages Family and Community Support Services, 403-887-1137, or from Sylvan Lake Seniors Association and Sylvan Lake Community Centre. Attendees must be at least 13 years of age. ● Red Deer College Perspectives: Canada in the World presents Nora Young, CBC Radio host of Spark and author of The Virtual Self, March 11, 7:30 p.m. on MainAre your dentures... stage, Arts Centre at RDC. Tickets available at or 403-755-6626, toll-free at 1-800-661-8793. R Loose? R In your pocket? ● Juke Box Mania, in support of FamR Cracked or worn? R Missing teeth? ily Services of Central Alberta, will take place on March 22, 6 p.m. at the Harvest Centre, R Over 5 years old? R Sore gums? Westerner Park. Dress as your favourite musical group or entertainer and come for a #140, 2325 - 50th Avenue 403-358-5558 fun night of name that tune and much more. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M7 North of Value Village Tickets, $55 each or $360 for a table of eight from or 403343-6400. ● Red Deer Public Tired of winter? Feeling cooped up and tired of shovelling snow? Schools Community Programs has openings in upThe Redwoods Retirement Residence encourages you try coming courses in GPS our new – Clinic on March 2, English Grammar for New Canadians on March 3 to April 14, Gluten Free Cooking on March 1 and 8, Vase Arrangement Workshop on March 15, Jin Shin Jyutsu Acupressure on March 15. For costs and registration phone 403-3421059 online at ● Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society is offering a Beginners Genealogy Class on March TREAT YOURSELF ! – OUR LOW DAILY RATE – 1 for those who want to learn basic recording and research $109/night for one and $129/night for two*. skills from 9 a.m. to noon at Prices include accommodation in our furnished guest suite, meals and snacks daily, medication The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the assistance if required, personal care**, along with full access to amenities and activities. Bower neighbourhood. Free of charge, but registration is *Limited time offer. Not to be used with any other offer. Based on availability. Limit one discount applied per stay. E. & O.E. required. Contact liannekru**Personal care based on assesment and agreed upon plan., 403-3471826, or rdlehr@telusplanet. To book your stay, call Kathleen at 403-309-6333. net, 403-309-2784. ● Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter Twentieth Annual Fundraising Gala presented by Scottsville Group will be celebrated on March 6 at Black Knight Inn. All proceeds to CAWES. Very limited table availability, but silent auction

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February 20, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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