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Goalkeeper Shannon Szabados of Canada (1) waves the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime of the women’s gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, in Sochi, Russia. INSET: Canada skip Jennifer Jones and Kaitlyn Lawes rest their heads on each other as the stand on the podium with Jill Officer (second from left) and Dawn McEwen (right) after defeating Sweden to win the gold medal in the Olympic curling final. See related Olympic stories on pages B1, B4 and B5
RDC contributes $327M to regional economy BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer College pumped $327 million into the regional economy, according to a recent study. Provincewide, the college’s economic contribution topped $601 million, says an economic impact and investment analysis of 2011-12. In Central Alberta, the benefits break down to include $252.9 million worth of student productivity, a measurement of the accumulated contribution of former students currently employed in the region. College operations, including payroll and expenses for 1,450 employees, inject another $71.3 million into the area. Student spending adds $3.2 million,
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based on the amount of money shelled out by the nearly 800 outside students lured to the region by college programs. Eight of the province’s 11 colleges each contributed $15,000 towards the study prepared by Idahobased Economic Modeling Specialists International. College president Joel Ward said the data gathered will be used in many ways. “We always feel compelled to let the stakeholders in our institution understand the value of what it is that we do,” he said. Those include the Alberta government, taxpayers and students themselves.
Keeping diseases away from the farm and out of the barn has never been more important than it is right now, says a producer from the Alix area. Hog farmers and suppliers from across Central Alberta met in Red Deer on Thursday for an update on the movement of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), a virus that has now hit one-fifth of the hog farms in the United States and was most recently discovered on farms in Manitoba and Montana. Martin Waldner, hog barn manager for the Hartland Hutterite Colony north of Alix, said after the meeting that he doesn’t know how farmers can afford the mental, physical or financial costs of having such a deadly virus enter their barns.
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Ukrainian community to hold peaceful gathering in support of protesters Red Deer’s Ukrainian community will host a peaceful protest in support of protesters in their home country at the steps of City Hall on Sunday. Organizer Alexander Ivanenko said everyone is encouraged to come out and support the protesters in Ukraine. Ivanenko will be recording messages of support to send to Ukraine. There will be prayers and a moment of silence for those who have died in the violent clashes. The protest will get underway around noon. For information, text Ivanenko at 403-597-8267.
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With her music piped in through her earphones, Ann Baker makes her way around the speed skating oval at the Golden Circle on Thursday. Under brilliant blue skies, Baker was sharing the rink with just one other skater while the City Parks Dept. resurfaced the rink. This weekend the Foothills Speed Skating Marathon Association will be holding its annual race at the oval after ice on Sylvan Lake was found to be unsafe for equipment to drive on the lake. The marathon and mini festival will get underway around 10 a.m. Saturday 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.
RDC: Benefit to taxpayers In its detailed cost analysis, the report makes a strong case for that value. For every $1 that students invest in their higher learning, they can expect to receive $4.10 in higher future income, says the study. For the province, all that productivity amounts to nearly $812 million in added income over the course of students’ working lives. Ward said the benefits to students isn’t measured only in the size of their paycheques. A more comfortable living also has a direct impact on their future health and happiness. From a taxpayer perspective, the college also provides big benefits. About $62 million in taxes was invested in the college in 2011-12. That’s less than half the $132.6 million in tax revenue expected to be generated by students and businesses over time. That boils down to $2.20 in tax benefits for every $1 invested. The number crunching also comes in handy when the college is out in the community seeking corporate support. By providing a strong workforce, the college’s graduates add value to local businesses and support their innovation efforts. “We tell our corporate donors and sponsors you benefit in many, many ways,” Ward said. “We continually try to create a story or a narrative that demonstrates in a factual way, not in an anecdotal way, the value of this institution to our community, Central Alberta and even beyond.” Ward said it’s not the first time studies like this have been done, but the results consistently prove to be eye-openers to many in the business community. The research also shows areas of improvement.
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At Red Deer College, Ward would like to see more degree options and courses for students. Alberta has a poor track record as far as postsecondary participation goes. Selling the value of an education is one way to combat that. Another is to ensure students can find the courses they need and reflect their interests. The study also looked at the economic impact of Bow Valley College of Calgary, Grande Prairie Regional College, Lethbridge College, Medicine Hat College, NorQuest College in Edmonton, Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake, and Olds College. The report said that Olds College contributes $143.6 million to the local economy. It said that Olds College spent some $43 million on wages and other operational expenditures that year, while the approximately 158 students from outside the area who attended the college contributed nearly $900,000 more. A much bigger financial impact related to the higher earnings and increased productivity of Olds College graduates working in the region. EMSI placed this figure at $99.7 million. email@example.com
VIRUS: Biosecurity more important than ever The first case in North America was discovered on an Iowa farm in May of last year. As of Thursday morning, the virus had entered 3,528 farms in the U.S., 21 in Ontario, one in Prince Edward Island and one in Manitoba. Waldner said the impact would be disastrous if the virus were to make it past the defences he and industry partners have put up across the province. He estimates that his farm would lose 450 piglets a week for a period of five weeks in the time it would
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take for him to contain the outbreak. It would take many more months for his operation to recover from the loss. The Hartland barn is especially vulnerable because it is still new and has not yet been paid off, said Waldner. Along with that, he has barely enough help to do the regular chores, never mind the extra work and expense involved in making sure that potential contaminants are kept off the farm and out of the barn. The Canadian Food inspection Agency has connected the Ontario infections with an Ontario feed supplier, Grand Valley Fortifiers. The company purchased infected protein products from suppliers in the United States, said Red Deer veterinarian Egan Brockhoff, who presented the update on Thursday, hosted by Alberta Pork. The company voluntarily recalled all products as soon as test results were known, said Brockhoff. He warned hog producers to avoid animal protein products as a part of their biosecurity protocol and outlined other procedures necessary to prevent contaminants from entering their barns. “Without question, the biosecurity standard that we have in Alberta is higher than any place in the world. That doesn’t mean we don’t have leaks and holes. Biosecurity is a ongoing, daily thing. We do a great job in this province, but there’s no such thing as perfect and we should all be striving to do everything we can to protect our herds.” While PED does not affect humans, it is highly infectious in pigs, said Brockhoff. A quantity of virus equal in size to the tip of his little finger would be enough to wipe out every pig in Canada, he said. The virus is transferred by animals ingesting infected products, such as feed that has been contaminated by minute amounts of animal manure. Mother pigs pass it on to their unborn piglets. Newborn piglets die of starvation and dehydration after the disease strips away the nutrient gathering villi inside their intestines. firstname.lastname@example.org
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MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau cast himself Thursday as a purveyor of hope and economic growth as he opened his first national Liberal convention since being crowned leader last April. He positioned himself in contrast to what he termed “the politics of division,” which he maintained is practised by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Parti Quebecois Premier Pauline Marois. “My friends, I have no interest in joining Mr. Harper and Mr. Mulcair in a competition to see who can make Canadians angrier,” he told some 3,000 delegates. “We are here to hope. We are here to work hard. We are here to build. We are here to put together the team and the plan to make this country better.” That said, Trudeau was not above taking shots at his rivals, particularly Harper whom he indirectly blamed for the popularity of the PQ’s controversial charter of Quebec values, which bans public servants from wearing prominent religious symbols. Under Harper, Trudeau said incomes of middle class Canadians have stagnated, household debt has skyrocketed and the gap between rich and poor has widened. And that, he said, has created an environment in which intolerance thrives. “People are susceptible to fearful, divisive messages when they’re worried, worried about their jobs, their debts, their retirement, their kids’ futures,” he said. “In a growing and fair economy, the PQ’s divisive plan would not only be unrealistic, it would be unthinkable.”
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EDMONTON — New federal research has strongly backed suspicions that toxic chemicals from Alberta’s vast oilsands tailings ponds are leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca River. Leakage from oilsands tailings ponds, which now cover 176 square kilometres, has long been an issue. Industry has acknowledged that seepage can occur and previous studies using models have estimated it at 6.5 million litres a day from a single pond. The soil around the developments contains many chemicals from naturally occurring bitumen deposits and scientists have never able to separate them from contaminants released by industry. The current Environment Canada study, accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, used new technology to discover that the mix of chemicals is slightly different between the two sources. That discovery, made using a $1.6-million piece of equipment purchased in 2010 to help answer such questions, allows scientists to actually fingerprint chemicals and trace them back to where they came from. “Differentiation of natural from (tailings water) sources was apparent,” says the study. The scientists took 20 groundwater samples from areas at least one kilometre upstream and downstream from development. They took another seven samples from within 200 metres of two of the tailings ponds. Samples were also taken from two different tailings ponds.
Criticism of taxpayer-funded trip valid: Redford BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford has dismissed suggestions that backbencher Steve Young would be turfed from caucus for criticizing her $45,000 taxpayer-funded trip to Nelson Mandela’s funeral. “I think Steve’s comments are very valid,” Redford said Thursday as she went into a Progressive Conservative caucus meeting at Government House. She said Young echoed similar remarks she made two weeks ago after cost details of the December trip were made public. “This was something that was unfortunate. I apologized for it and took responsibility,” said Redford. When asked whether Young would stay in caucus, Redford replied: “I don’t really think that’s what this is about. I respect people’s opinions. We don’t disagree on that, and I’ve been clear on that, so we’ll carry on.” Young was unavailable for an interview, but in an email wrote: “I was elected first to represent Edmonton-Riverview and Alberta and I will continue to do so within the PC caucus.” Earlier this week, he made waves when he told the Calgary Herald that the South Africa bill was still a hot topic with constituents and within caucus. He said the trip didn’t measure up to “Alberta values.” Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil went on the same trip for less than $1,000. While Redford has refused to pay back any of the money, Young told the Herald she still has the option of writing a cheque. The trip included $20,000 in first-class air tickets for Redford’s executive assistant and the use of a government plane when commercial flights were available. In the Herald column, Young also called into question the premier’s broader communications efforts. Redford’s advisers have been working for two years to build her image as a likable Every-Albertan and to portray the Opposition Wildrose party as extremist and intolerant. Young deflected questions on whether he likes Redford personally, but told the Herald while he can’t imagine having a beer with Redford, he could share a frosty one with Wildrose member of the legislature Ian Donovan. The episode is the latest in what has become a tortuous — and torturous — political relationship between Young and his boss, one full of confusion, retraction and humiliation. Young, 44, is a former police officer, educator and elite level hockey player drafted by the New York Islanders in 1989. He was elected as a Tory in the April 2012 election and was named government whip. Last December, he was rewarded with a new post as associate minister in charge of public safety. But on the night before the cabinet swearing-in, Young was told by Redford’s office he was out because of renewed concern over a 2007 internal investigation into his Tasering a suspect while Young served with the Edmonton police.
The analysis was focused on so-called acid-extractable organics, which include a family of chemicals called naphthenic acids. “Their enhanced water solubility makes them prime candidates for possible migration beyond containment structures via groundwater,” the report says. Those toxins were found in groundwater both near and far from development. But their chemical composition was slightly different nearer the mines — closer to that found in the water from the ponds. “Analyses all demonstrate a close similarity between these two (near) samples and (tailings water), as opposed to the natural far-field groundwater,” the report says. “The resemblance between the (acid-extracted organics) profiles from (tailings water) and from six groundwater samples adjacent to two tailings ponds implies a common source. These samples included two of upward-flowing groundwater collected (less than) one metre beneath the Athabasca River, suggesting (tailings water) is reaching the river system.” The study doesn’t quantify the amount of tailings ponds water that is escaping. It noted that even at the sample sites near development, pond water was diluted by natural groundwater. Environment Canada said it was unable to provide an interview with the report’s main author, Richard Frank. In an email, department spokesman Danny Kingsberry downplayed its findings. “This study does not provide proof that the oilsands process water may be reaching the Athabasca River at the sites examined. Techniques are being
further developed and applied to a wider range of shallow groundwater locations in the area to repeat these results and to further assess regional tailings pond/groundwater interactions.” The research was conducted under Environment Canada’s regular research program. It is expected to feed into studies funded by the Joint Oilsands Monitoring Program run by the federal and Alberta governments and funded by a $50-million levy on industry. Industry is working to address the tailings issue, budgeting more than $1 billion in tailings-reduction technology. Groundwater is monitored at all tailings sites to ensure it’s flowing as expected. Operators use ditches and cut-off walls to capture seepage and runoff water, and install groundwater interception wells. Captured water is pumped back into tailings pond. Mark Cooper, spokesman for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said the quality of water in the Athabasca River remains good. “Current tailings pond and groundwater monitoring in the oilsands shows no substances being released or predicted to be released in quantities or concentrations that would degrade or alter water quality,” he said. “This study does not change that.” Cooper said the association supports research such as the Environment Canada study and echoed its call for more research in the same vein. “While the research technique used in this study shows some potential, further detailed work is required to evaluate its accuracy and adequacy for tracking oil sands process water.”
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 his condition when he was discovered, but described it as “extreme.” Police 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 home-schooled and the family had little interaction with the community.
Parents charged in murder of teen son with diabetes appear in court CALGARY — A man and woman charged in the death of their 15-year-old son made a brief appearance in court Thursday, but it will be weeks before their case begins to make its way through the legal system. Rodica Radita, 51, and Emil Marian Radita, 62, of Calgary have been charged with first-degree murder. Police have 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 appeared via closed circuit TV but were kept in separate cells. They each spoke briefly with their lawyer by phone. The case has been set over to March 13. “We’re in the very early stages. We’re working with the Calgary Police Service to provide disclosure for both accused. At this stage they’ve both been detained by law,” said Crown prosecutor Mike Ewenson. “If they do make application for release, we will be opposed to that.”
LAKE LOUISE — Health officials say four women were taken to hospital following a crash involving their car and a charter bus near the Rocky Mountain resort town of Lake Louise. Stuart Brideaux with Alberta Health Services says three were stable and went to a hospital in nearby Banff. He had no information on the fourth patient. The crash happened on Highway 93 near Hector Lake, about 20 kilometres north of Lake Louise. RCMP say the bus is operated by Brewster Transportation based out of Banff. Mounties say the driver of the bus was not injured and there were no passengers on the bus at the time.
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The Entitlement Derby “I’m entitled to my entitlements,” has served us well over the years as shorthand for grabbing what you can in Ottawa, but it has become a little shopworn and needs an update. We now live in the age of, “I was just following the rules.” Conservative Senator Don Meredith spending $1,400 for a return flight from Ottawa to Toronto? “We travel according to the plan that is given to TIM us,’’ he told the HARPER CBC. A guy’s got to travel, after all, and it was within the rules. Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau, an ex-senator and a suspended senator facing charges? Both maintained they were following the rules. Pamela Wallin said she was following the rules until they were changed to force her out of the Senate. Mike Duffy said he told the prime minister he had followed the rules, but Stephen Harper wasn’t interested in that because it was about perception,
not arcane rules. Andrew Leslie is not in the senatorial category when it comes to overspending, despite attempts by some overheated opponents to put him there. But he is now a member in good standing of the “just following the rules” class of 2014. The retired general’s bill of $72,000 to move from one Ottawa home to another sounds enormous to those who won’t bother to look beyond the number to try to do the math. Put the vast majority of voters paying any attention at all in that category. Realty and legal fees and the land transfer tax would eat up most of that in the hurry. Leslie didn’t bill taxpayers $72,000 to load some boxes on a truck and drive four minutes down the street. He says he availed himself of an existing agreement — playing within the rules — and placed himself in the hands of a third party, never seeing the bill for his move. But Leslie, after 35 years of military service and with top echelon knowledge of the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program, must have known the intent of the program was not to help someone downsize within the same city. Should he have been the one saint to refuse the benefit? That would seem
to have been asking too much, unless, of course, he was harbouring political ambitions, which he was. Anyway, everyone else was doing it, playing by the rules, of course. According to documents obtained by Global and CTV, 13 generals moved within an existing city and billed it to the taxpayer in the past five years. Another seven moved from Ottawa to more pastoral addresses just outside the city limit and one moved from Kingston up the road to Lombardy, Ont. More than half of those moves cost taxpayers more than $25,000. Taxpayers also picked up a nearly $40,000 tab to move Gen. Daniel Ménard to the United Arab Emirates after he was court martialled for having sex with a subordinate and trying to cover it up. Of course, only one of them is an adviser to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, a keynote speaker at this weekend’s party convention and a prospective Liberal candidate in next year’s election. Here, the Conservatives may have hoisted themselves on their own partisan petard. In his rush to demonize Leslie, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson immediately targeted the retired generalturned-Liberal, coming only a day later to the realization that the problem lay with a program he oversees, one being
abused under his watch. The Senate rules may allow firstclass travel and spousal travel, but it also suggests using common sense. That was ignored by senators who continued to grab what they could even as they presided over counterparts facing suspension for spending transgressions. Leslie, his 20 counterparts and Nicholson must also be aware that freebie moves within the same city for the brass while veterans have been legitimately complaining of their treatment for years doesn’t pass the smell test. Sunday night of Family Day weekend, top officials from the Liberals and Conservatives took to social media to argue over who had more wantonly abused taxpayers’ funds. It was the Entitlement Derby. So, we thank former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall for his contribution to the entitled denizens of Ottawa (and hasten to add that he was ultimately cleared of allegations against him). But we would welcome the arrival in Ottawa of the rare politician or bureaucrat who can replace the “I was following the rules,’’ creed with a new mantra: “I was just using common sense.’’ Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.
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Our community is poorer for not having a local TV station Re: Korean TV crew visits city to chronicle death of RDTV, Feb. 19, Red Deer Advocate Hyunjin Hong of South Korea is so correct in referring to local television stations as “a precious resource to the local culture.” Even now, my own memory bank stays chock-full of positive recollections of CKRD TV (which later became RDTV), and I still yearn for the rebirth of local television broadcasting in Central Alberta. Yes, CKRD carried newsworthy stories from across Canada and around the world; TV viewers, however, certainly didn’t have to search the proverbial web for evidence that we middle-of-the-province residents valued our home territory and the events within it. The station had its own live on-air news, sports, weather and agriculture-related shows; therefore, viewers were kept informed of the significant goingson within this community, as well as elsewhere. Bernie’s Basement was a weekly kids’ program that was locally produced, and CKRD staff members often travelled to neighbouring communities to participate in parades, or to play hockey (or whichever sport was currently in season). It seemed that even those of the CKRD crew who hadn’t grown up in this region were proud of their place of employ, and equally happy to share the pride and laughter that seemed to come with their occupations. The station had advertisers from Red Deer and surrounding areas, and staff frequently worked onlocation at listings in various real estate agencies; outlets that were categorized as new businesses welcomed our presence, too. Being a small-market station had little bearing at all on the quality of advertisements written and produced here, and some even graduated to national spot status. Diane Finstad (who acted as tour guide for the South Korean visitors) is one individual who’s earned widespread respect for her work at CKRD/ RDTV, and she continues to maintain her thorough investigative (and downright interesting) manner at the Advocate and in other media sources. Ron MacLean and Carolyn Jarvis, among many others, also spent some of their early years at Red Deer’s TV station. With so much emphasis being placed on accomplishment, recognition and achievement, it baffles me that Red Deer and surrounding area no longer have a television station. Some of us don’t shop online; we spend our money locally. I personally appreciate that an Edmonton TV station televises a smattering of Central Alberta news, and I am optimistic that local radio stations and newspapers/publishers continue to maintain their places within our community. I hope I’m not the only one who feels that way. Colleen McNaught Bentley
Harper’s trip to Israel should make us all proud In response to Ray Kowalski’s letter in the Red Deer Advocate on Feb. 14, about Stephen Harper not making friends in the Arab world: Of course Harper could not criticize Israel even if he wanted to. The reason is quite simple, if you believe the Bible (which Harper does): the secret of
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the Jews is God himself. He (God) promised the sun would stop shining before Israel ceases to be a nation. A friend in the highest place indeed and it’s in writing. Let’s look at the San Remo declaration. The San Remo Resolution crowns the British (Balfour) declaration by enacting it as part of the Law of Nations on the world. The San Remo Resolution codified into international law the Balfour Declaration of 1917. The San Remo Resolution carried the cloud of international law with profound implications. The administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and positions of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions. Article 4 states close settlement by Jews on the land including state land and waste land not required for public purpose. Article 6 therefore commands the British government to encourage “settlement” on the land of Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, including the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). Again the legal document of the mandate for Palestine and it clearly says “that not only Jews have the right to settlement, but that the world has the obligation to help them to settle.” If the region of Palestine was given to the Jews, then how can they occupy someone else’s land? In actual fact, the land called “Palestine” covers territory that the Jews have called “Holy Land” well before the name Palestine was ever used by the Greeks and Romans. The territory known as Palestine has never, since this name, been applied to an Arab nation or even been designated to be an Arab nation. Palestine then defines a geographical area, not a culture of people. Palestine was a term used by the Romans; in fact before the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews were called Palestinians. There are no national and political rights granted
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Rare dino skull found in Drumheller BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A rare dinosaur skull unveiled by University of Calgary paleontologists Thursday was literally hiding in plain sight. Even with Prof. Darla Zelenitsky pointing out the eye socket of the massive pachyrhinosaur’s skull, it still looked like just a giant chunk of rock. And, with it being found inside the town limits of Drumheller — billed as the dinosaur capital of the world — it probably had hundreds of prehistoric enthusiasts traipsing over it for decades before anyone noticed. “It appeared to me as being a fairly well-trampled area, and my research assistant had pointed out what looked like a rock with a bumpy surface. We eventually started to excavate and realized it was potentially part of a horned-dinosaur skull,” said Zelenitsky. “After several days of excavating we realized it was a good portion of one of these pachyrhinosaur dinosaur skulls, so it was really quite exciting.” Pachyrhinosaurs were four-legged herbivores that lived about 72 million years ago in what is now Alberta and Alaska. They could grow to over six
metres in length and weighed four tonnes. Their heads were adorned with big bony bumps and horns, and large frills extended over the back of their necks. The head features were probably used for mating competition or combat. Zelenitsky said the dinosaur is likely to have had few enemies. She said the specimen found in Drumheller appears to be that of a mature pachyrhinosaur — and that’s rare. “From the Drumheller area there’s very few pachyrhinosaur skulls that have been collected. There was part of one that was collected over 50 years ago, so this is the first one in 50 years and we’ve got a good portion — probably 75 to 80 per cent of it.” Zelenitsky said there may have been other pachyrhinosaur specimens found over the years, but it is impossible to identify without the skull. The recovery team plans to be back at the site this spring with the hope there will be more of the specimen buried in the ground. Zelenitsky said five to six tonnes of rock needed to be removed over 10 days to extract the skull. The past several months were spent preparing it in the laboratory to carefully remove the rock encasing the bone.
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OTTAWA — New Democrats hope to spark broad Canadian interest in a proposed Conservative rewrite of the elections rule book after the Winter Olympics wrap up this weekend. The NDP will debate a votable motion in Parliament on Monday seeking approval of cross-country committee hearings on the sweeping Elections Act overhaul. The Harper government rushed the legislation, dubbed the Fair Elections Act, through second reading in the House of Commons by using its majority to limit debate. The government has already ridiculed the idea of travelling public hearings as a “circus” and a “gong show” — although Commons committees routinely travel to conduct hearings on a variety of subjects. David Christopherson, the NDP deputy leader, said Thursday that never before have significant electoral reforms been made in Canada without input from the opposition parties and the advice of the chief electoral officer, among others. “Think about it: Did one country get to set the rules for the Olympics? No,” Christopherson fumed. “Everybody participated so that it was agreed ahead of time what the rules would be. That’s what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the rules of our election and are they fair.” A spokeswoman for Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative minister for democratic reform, did not directly respond to a question about why the government opposes public hearings on the
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Battle for heart and soul of Ukraine waged on streets of Kiev SCORES KILLED IN DEADLY DAY OF PROTEST AS DIPLOMATS SCRAMBLE FOR RESOLUTION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KIEV, Ukraine — Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country’s deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quartercentury ago. The European Union imposed sanctions on those deemed responsible for the violence, and three EU foreign ministers held a long day of talks in Kyiv with both embattled President Viktor Yanukovych and leaders of the protests seeking his ouster. But it’s increasingly unclear whether either side has the will or ability to compromise. Yanukovych and the opposition protesters are locked in a battle over the identity of Ukraine, a nation of 46 million that has divided loyalties between Russia and the West. Parts of the country — mostly in its western cities — are in open revolt against Yanukovych’s central government, while many in eastern Ukraine back the president and favour strong ties with Russia, their former Soviet ruler. Protesters across the country are also upset over corruption in Ukraine, the lack of democratic rights and the country’s ailing economy, which just barely avoided bankruptcy with a $15 billion aid infusion from Russia. Despite the violence, defiant protesters seemed determined to continue their push for Yanukovych’s resignation and early presidential and parliamentary elections. People streamed toward the square Thursday afternoon as other protesters hurled wood, refuse and tires on barricades. “The price of freedom is too high. But Ukrainians are paying it,” said Viktor Danilyuk, a 30-year-old protester. “We have no choice. The government isn’t hearing us.” In an effort to defuse the situation, the national parliament late Thursday passed a measure that would prohibit an “anti-terrorist operation” threatened by Yanukovych to restore order, and called for all Interior Ministry troops to return to their bases. But it was unclear how binding the move would be. Presidential adviser Marina Stavnichuk was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying the measure
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Pizza Hut manager fired after getting caught on video urinating in sink CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia pizza restaurant has been shut down after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink. Pizza Hut Corp. spokesman Doug Terfehr said Wednesday the company was made aware of the video Tuesday and fired the employee shortly thereafter. The restaurant in Kermit, about 140 kilometres southwest of Charleston, was then closed indefinitely. The video dated Jan. 29 shows the manager urinating in a metal sink in a food preparation area. The incident occurred after business hours. The restaurant is owned by Wichita, Kan.-based Rage Inc. The company’s website says it owns Pizza Huts in seven states. In West Virginia, it also has locations in Ceredo, Chapmanville, Danville and two in Logan. Rage referred questions to Terfehr, who issued a statement saying the company was “embarrassed by the actions of this individual.” The employee’s name wasn’t released.
Venezuela opposition denounces ‘brutal repression’ CARACAS, Venezuela — The Venezuelan military planned to send additional troops to a border region where unrest has been particularly fierce, officials said Thursday, as the government faced growing criticism for its heavy-handed attempt to subdue a protest movement with nighttime sweeps that have turned many parts of the country into dangerous free-fire zones. A battalion of paratroopers would be dispatched to the state of Tachira, on the western border with Colombia, where protesters have clashed with police and National Guard units, bringing the capital city, San Cristobal, to a halt, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said. “These units will enable the city to function, so food can get in, so people can go about their normal lives,” Rodriguez said. “It’s simply meant to restore order.” Members of the opposition have charged that the government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaning too heavily on the military as well as police and civilian militias to squash opposition to his socialist government. San Cristobal Vice Mayor Sergio Vergara, a member of the opposition,
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Golden day for the girls CANADA’S WOMEN’S HOCKEY AND CURLING TEAMS STAY PERFECT TO WIN GOLD BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Canada is starting to look golden again at the Sochi Olympics. A spirited comeback from the women’s hockey team and a win by the women’s curling foursome gave Canada its first double-gold day of the Games on Thursday. Canada has three gold medals in the last two days of competition after two-time Olympic women’s bobsled champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse ended an eight-day gold drought on Wednesday. All three of the recent gold medals have come in dramatic fashion, but perhaps none more so than the stunning comeback by Canada’s women’s hockey team in a 3-2 overtime win over the archrival United States. Canada was trailing 2-0 late in the third period when Brianne Jenner gave Canada life with a goal with less than four minutes remaining. Then with goaltender Shannon Szabados pulled for an extra attacker, Marie-Philip Poulin scored in the final minute to tie the game. Poulin provided more heroics in overtime with a power-play goal to give Canada its fourth straight Olympic title in women’s hockey. “I don’t know what to say, it’s so surreal and a dream come true again,” Poulin said after the game. Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg rink were in tough in their women’s curling final too. Canada led by just one point in the ninth end with Sweden holding down the hammer. But Jones, who went 11-0 in the tournament, was able to steal two and finish off a tense 6-3 win. It’s Canada’s first women’s curling title since Sandra Schmirler won gold at the 1998 Nagano Games. “We’re Olympic gold medal-
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Canada’s Jennifer Wakefield, Haley Irwin, Hayley Wickenheiser, Natalie Spooner, left to right, celebrate their 3-2 gold medal victory over the USA in overtime in the women’s hockey tournament at the Sochi Winter Olympics Thursday. lists,” said a jubilant Jones, who skips a team featuring third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen. “It’s something that you dream of for your entire life. It’s what every athlete wants to do and we did it today. “And we did it in a way where we played so consistent all week. On the biggest stage for sport, we came out and played our best. And I’m so so
proud of us.” Canada now has 20 medals overall (seven gold, nine silver, four bronze), good for fifth in the standings. The United States leads with 25, followed by host Russia (23), the Netherlands (22) and Norway (21). Canada’s stated goal was to win the most medals out of any country at the Sochi Games, a goal that seems unlikely with only three days of com-
petition remaining. But with seven gold medals, Canada is just one behind the U.S. and Germany and three behind Norway. Canada won the most gold medals at the Vancouver Games — a record for a Winter Olympics with 14 — and with some luck could take that title again in Sochi. Canada missed out on chances to add to its medal count when Brady Leman finished fourth in the men’s ski-
cross and fellow Calgarian Roz Groenewoud, who recently had double knee surgery, finished seventh in the women’s ski halfpipe. Leman crashed in the skicross final trying to catch the three French skiers who swept the podium. “I was in disbelief, almost, when I was lying there,” he said. “But it’s part of skicross.”
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Canada, U.S. set to collide in semifinal BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
OLYMPIC MEN’S HOCKEY
SOCHI, Russia — More than 19,000 kilometres separate Vancouver and Sochi, and four years have passed since Sidney Crosby scored his golden goal. Team Canada and the United States meet again at the Olympics on Friday, but almost everything — from the size of the rink and the names of the goaltenders to the expectations and the stage — has changed since their last meeting at the 2010 Games. Most importantly, it’s not for the gold medal but rather a spot in the final. “It seems like we were on a crash course to meet those guys,” U.S. centre David Backes said. “And we get them in the semifinal instead of the final, which would have been a little more storybook.” Throw out the storybook and throw out history. Based strictly on a tournament the Americans have rolled through, they look like the favourites against Canada for the first time at the Olympics since NHL players began participating. Only Backes and his U.S. teammates are embracing the underdog role and trying to deflate high expectations, while Drew Doughty and Canada want to pump themselves up. “We don’t see ourselves as the underdog,” Doughty said. “I think both teams are really evenly matched. I don’t know who I would give the upper hand to at this point. But I’m obviously more confident in my team than theirs.” Confidence was brimming from both sides of this rivalry showdown a day before they met for a spot in the gold-medal game against the winner of the
Sweden-Finland semifinal. It’s easy to see where it’s coming from for the Americans, who have outscored opponents 20-6 through four games. While Canadian coach Mike Babcock pointed out that it has been “easy” for the U.S. to score, mostly against Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, Backes doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t think it’s come easy at all, we’ve had to work for everything we’ve gotten, second chances, rebounds, dirty goals,” he said. “A couple of them on the rush, but not tic-tac-toe. Guys are driving the net, making plays. Everything we’ve gotten we’ve worked for and we plan to work for everything we’re going to get in the future.” U.S. coach Dan Bylsma said there’s no “secret” to what his team has done to lead the tournament in scoring. The victory over Russia featured two powerplay goals, and the rest of the production has been spread around, whether it be Phil Kessel’s five goals in pretty fashion or Dustin Brown’s two with some grease on them. In looking at the deep Canadian roster, Bylsma doesn’t want his team to try to go chance-for-chance and try to outscore a talented opponent. Instead, the plan is to continue to be difficult to play against. “They have more skill and they’re a deeper team but we’re a harder team to play against,” Bylsma said. “We’re going to match up and go toe-to-toe with them that way. It doesn’t mean we’re going to back down, it doesn’t mean we’re going to play a shell and let them come at us and give them 50 shots and try
and win with 15.” If that kind of script emerges again as it did for Canada in its quarter-final victory over Latvia, Babcock and his players like their chances. The feeling around the pre-tournament favourite is that even after scoring 13 goals through four games, more are bound to come if quality opportunities keep piling up. “I think we’re going to get more opportunities than we’ve been getting,” said Matt Duchene, who will replace the injured John Tavares in Canada’s lineup. “And there’s so much skill on this team, I know it’s only a matter of time before the dam bursts and we start scoring a lot of goals.” If Canada scores goals at the pace its players do during an NHL regular season, there’s no way the U.S. can keep up. That’s one thing the Canadians are hoping for by not playing a European team — that this will be a bit more of a North American-style game. “I know a lot of people are worried about us not scoring and stuff like that, but against an North American team, I think this is where we really pick it up and show how we can score,” Doughty said. “Guys are going to step up to the plate and put pucks in the net. And they’re going to have guys that will be flying, too. We match up really well against each other. I think it’s going to be the best game of the tournament.”
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RDC’s Finnigan named ACAC’s top men’s volleyball player BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF RDC Kings star, Tim Finnigan walked away with the No. 1 individual award at the Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League championship banquet at the I-Hotel Thursday. But the veteran power hitter has his sights set on celebrating with his teammates at the championships, which open today at 1 p.m. at RDC. “It’s definitely nice, but in the end I’m looking for that team goal . . . I want us all to be celebrating,” said Finnigan who is on the first All-Conference team and named the ACAC male volleyball player of the year. He will represent the ACAC for the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association player of the year. “He is well deserving,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha, who was named the ACAC coach of the year and is in the running for the CCAA coach of the year award.
“He could well have been the top player last year, but he got the nod this year, which is a reflection on his work over the last two seasons. He’s been a real leader for us and I can’t see anymore deserving than him.” Being presented Tim Finnigan with the award at home, and with his parents on hand, made it that much more rewarding. But then playing at home is something Finnigan is looking forward to. “Not having to go to Fort McMurray (where they won last year) and being at home is definitely an advantage,” he said. Finnigan is sure the team is ready, but not overly ready. “We are, but there’s still room for
improvement,” he said. “I think we want to peak in a couple of weeks.” The Kings posted a 17-1 record this season, with the only blemish a 3-1 loss to Grant MacEwan in Edmonton in their final match of the season. “That was a good character loss,” said Finnigan. “It convinced us we’re not invincible and we need to pick it up. Other teams can compete with us.” Finnigan will have one year of eligibility remaining after this season, but he’s not thinking of it. “After the nationals, or the provincials, then I’ll think about it.” Schulha, like Finnigan, had a lot of people he wanted to share his award with. “It’s nice, but I was always a believer that this award is a reflection of the work put in by the guys and my assistant coaches,” he said. “I may be biased, but I feel I have the best assistant coaches in the country and they have been a big part of our success. And it’s impossible to do
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this without support from home. It’s hard to be a coach’s wife and without her support it would be impossible to do this.” Former RDC star Nicholas Cundy, who won two CCAA championships with the Kings before moving on to the University of Alberta and the National team, was guest speaker. “He’s come a long way since we played together,” said Schulha, who was with Cundy at RDC. “He was never a talker, never liked public speaking, but being a super star in our sport for so long, he’s had the opportunity to speak. It was nice to relive some of those memories.” Kings setter Sam Brisbane was also on the first All-Conference team along with Zac Brown and Marcus Ernewein of Grant MacEwan, Devin Goodvin of Grande Prairie, John Morley of SAIT, Dylan Neufeld of Medicine Hat and Josh Wendel of Briercrest.
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THIS WEEK IN REBELS HISTORY
FORMER REBELS LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING IN RED DEER
THE ICE Winger Brett Fergsuon scored two goals — including the tying tally and an Brett insurance marker — Ferguson as the Red Deer Rebels shrugged off a 2-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Kootenay Ice 4-2 on Feb. 23 of 2010. “We went down two early, which obviously isn’t the game plan, but we battled back and were able to get the win and that’s the important thing,” said Ferguson, who held a hot hand coming into the game. “It feels great to be contributing,” he added. “But we need contributions from everybody and that’s what we’ve been getting.” Ferguson played three seasons with the Rebels and joined the University of Alberta Golden Bears in 2001. The Vibank, Sask., native has 35 points (1322) in 28 games with the Bears this season, his third with the club.
WHO’S HOT Calgary Hitmen overage C Brady Brassart picked up two assists in a 6-4 win Wednesday at Moose Jaw Brady to extend his points streak Brassart to 11 games. During the span dating back to Jan. 31, the Vernon, B.C., native has racked up 24 points — including 10 goals — and sits 16th in league scoring with 70 points (30-40) in 59 games.
WHO’S DEPENDABLE Edmonton Oil Kings D Ashton Sautner is the WHL’s top plus/ minus player at plus-54. The 19-year-old product of Ashton Flaxcombe, Sautner Sask., has also chipped in offensively with six goals and 34 points.
THEY SAID IT “I get chirped for that a little bit. But it’s definitely pretty cool. I’m not jealous or anything. It’s super cool for Mirco her and I’m Mueller excited for her.” — Everett Silvertips defenceman and San Jose Sharks prospect Mirco Mueller, to Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald, on getting beat to the Olympics by his 15-year-old sister Alina, who played for the Swiss women’s hockey team at Sochi.
BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The last thing Dominik Volek expected was a change of address. But if his new address had to be in Vancouver . . . “I’m really enjoying my time there,” the former Red Deer Rebels forward said Thursday from Edmonton, where the Vancouver Giants have set up shop for the remainder of their three-game Central Division trip which includes contests tonight against the Rebels and Saturday versus the Edmonton Oil Kings. Volek was dealt to the Giants Jan. 9 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft and a third-round selection in 2016. He never saw it coming. “I was really shocked the morning I got traded. I didn’t expect to be traded,” the 20-year-odl Czech winger insisted. “But now I’m accepting it and trying to be the best for the Vancouver Giants.” The fact that former Rebels teammate Joel Hamilton was already in Vancouver — as a result of an off-season trade — helped Volek make the transition. Volek joined the Rebels midway through the 2012-13 season and scored nine goals and collected 17 points in 32 games. He had 15 goals and 24 points in 32 games this season before being sent to the Giants. Inconsistency plagued Volek to some degree during his time with the Rebels and he admitted he hasn’t been a model Dominik Volek of consistency with the Giants. “I’ve had some really good games and maybe some not so good, but I think I’m getting a little better now that playoff time is coming,” he said. “I hope I can be really consistent now and help the team in the playoffs. That’s the most important time, right?” Volek, who has five goals and 11 points in 19 games with his new club, likes the Giants’ potential for playoff success. The Giants have won their last two
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Former Red Deer Rebel Joel Hamilton fights off a check from a Portland Winterhawk during play with the Vancouver Giants earlier this season. Hamilton loves playing in Vancouver but says it will be weird playing in Red Deer against his former teammates. games and with a 10-point lead over the ninth-place Prince George Cougars, should secure a post-season spot in the Western Conference. “I think we are starting to get a little better right now but we’ll see when playoff time comes,” said Volek, who insisted he’s playing his final season in the WHL. “Next year I’m not going to stay in junior hockey anymore,” he said. “I just want to move on to pro hockey somewhere. Maybe I can get to an NHL camp or just go back to Europe and find some place and develop more and work on my strengths and skills. “Then maybe one day I’ll be back in North America.” But first things first. Volek, who plays on a line with Travis McEvoy and rookie Ty Ronning, is anxious to return to the Enmax Centrium tonight. “I am really looking forward
to playing in Red Deer again and seeing familiar faces,” he said. Hamilton expressed similar sentiments. “I think it will be a little weird to be back in Red Deer but I’m definitely looking forward to it,” he said. “It was even weird playing against (his former teammates) in Vancouver (during a 3-2 Giants overtime win Feb. 4) but I think it will just be amplified playing there (Centrium).” Hamilton, who was acquired by the Giants in August for a third-round pick in this year’s bantam draft, had no problem adapting to his new home and new team. “I love it in Vancouver,” said the Cochrane product. “We’re doing well, we had a five-game losing streak before our last two wins and that wasn’t very good, but we’re kind of back on track now.
“We kind of turned it on right before Christmas and we’ve been playing pretty well most of the second half. It’s looking good.” Hamilton played two years with the Rebels, garnering 18 points (5-13) in 44 games in 2011-12 and 39 points (9-30) in 70 games last season. He has eight goals and 35 points in 60 games with Vancouver, but a good chunk of those have come since Christmas. “Since I’ve come back from the break, I believe I’ve been one of the top three on the team in points,” he said. While he’s pleased with his own play as of late, Hamilton is focused on team goals. “I think we’re sitting pretty good,” he said. “We’re just going to try and finish the year strong and then hopefully do well in the playoffs.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com
Trio of former Rebels take part in Olympics Over the years, the Red Deer Rebels season. In 51 games with the Caps this winfranchise has been well-represented at the ter, the 32-year-old has produced 22 points, world junior championship, but only three including just a single goal. former Rebels have played in the Winter Like his countryman, Hanzal went diOlympics. rectly from the WHL to ‘The Show’. A firstIn fact, all three competed this year in round pick of Phoenix in the 2005 NHL Sochi, with forwards Martin Hanzal and entry draft, Hanzal pulled on a Coyotes Martin Erat skating with the jersey at the start of the 2007-08 Czech Republic and forward season and has since appeared in Roman Wick suiting up with 443 games with the ‘Desert Dogs’. Switzerland. Hanzal has contributed 14 goals For Hanzal and Erat, the and 36 points to the Coyotes’ cause Sochi Games represented this winter and has 79 goals and their first appearance on 218 points for his career. the world’s biggest internaWick played just seven NHL tional hockey stage. Wick also games after being a fifth-round played for his country at the draft pick of the Ottawa Senators 2010 Games in Vancouver. in 2004. The Swiss winger put up All three, not surprisingly, 70 points (32g,38a) with the Rebels were stars with the Rebels, after being selected in the ‘04 CHL Erat helping the club capture import draft, then scored seven GREG the 2001 Memorial Cup chamgoals and added 10 assists in 23 MEACHEM pionship after being acquired games with Red Deer the following from the Saskatoon Blades season before being dealt to Lethearlier in the season and Wick bridge. and Hanzal leading the team Wick played the remainder of in scoring during the 2005-05 and ‘06-07 the ‘05-06 season with the Hurricanes, then campaigns, respectively. headed home to join Kloten of the Swiss Erat was an instant NHLer upon leaving A League. He was back in North America the Rebels, joining the Nashville Predators in 2010 and made seven appearances with as a 21-year-old. He split the 2002-03 sea- the NHL Sens — being held pointless in the son between Nashville and the Milwaukee process — and 70 with Ottawa’s AHL affiliAdmirals of the AHL and spent the lock- ate, the Binghamton Senators, for whom he out season of 2004-05 playing in his home scored 20 goals and produced 42 points. country, but has been an NHL regular ever But it was one-(season)-and-done for since. Wick on this side of the pond. He was back The gifted winger, who was virtually the with Kloten for the 2011-12 season and has total package during the five months he played the last two years with Zurich of the played with the Rebels, was with the Pred- Swiss A League, hockeydb.com showing that ators until being dealt to Washington last he’s netted 22 goals and added 24 assists in
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44 games this winter. It was Wick’s performance in the Vancouver Olympics that earned him a oneyear deal with Ottawa. He was a point-pergame forward for the Swiss in the 2010 Games with two goals and three assists in five outings, but this year was pointless in four games in Sochi for a team that produced a grand total of three goals. Wick had company, as neither Hanzal nor Erat were difference-makers on the hockey world’s most competitive stage, with Hanzal contributing one assist in four games and Erat scoring once in five contests. ● The Portland Winterhawks are on a roll that not coincidentally started with the return of star players Nic Petan, Taylor Leier and Derrick Pouliot from the world junior championship and was further fuelled by the addition of former Rebels defenceman Matt Dumba. The ‘Hawks extended their franchiserecord win streak to 17 with Tuesday’s 5-1 home-ice triumph over the Prince George Cougars. The victory didn’t come easy, however, as the Cougars attempted to overpower their hosts with over-the-top physical play . The second period featured 52 minutes in penalties, but the ‘Hawks’ speed and skill prevailed in the end. “A big staple of our team is our speed and how quick we are,” Pouliot told Molly Blue of oregonlive.com following the game. “Any time that gets disrupted, we’re thrown off a little bit. But I think we handled it well. We battled the entire game and came out on top.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Picking up where they left off FLAMES HIT THE ICE AGAIN HOPING TO KEEP UP HOT PLAY FROM BEFORE OLYMPIC BREAK CALGARY — A playoff berth may be the faintest of hopes but the Calgary Flames still have lofty expectations heading into their final 24 games of the National Hockey League season. In anticipation of their next game against the Los Angeles Kings at home Feb. 27, the Flames hit the ice for an intense 90-minute practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome Thursday, followed by a 40-minute off-ice conditioning session. “Today it was quite a marathon,” said coach Bob Hartley, who ramped up the pace following a lighter practice Wednesday. “Yesterday was tough. Today was tougher. Tomorrow’s going to be tougher but with no gym. We try to obviously get back to our habits, to our details, to our system but at the same time, we know that we were all basically on vacation.” After Calgary lost 2-1 at home to the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 8, the players went their separate ways for the Olympic break before reconvening in Calgary for what Hartley called “training camp, Part 2.” Forward Matt Stajan gets why Hartley and his coaching staff have planned a week of tough practices leading up to next Thursday’s game against the Kings. “You come back, you want to get back into a routine and in a rhythm where your body feels good and you get your skating legs back,” Stajan said.
“That doesn’t just happen. You have to work hard to get it back. They’re putting us through the paces here. As a team, we’re working hard and we want to make sure we’re ready to go that first game. We don’t want to ease into it. We want to get off to the right start here when we play L.A.” Despite losing their last game to the Flyers, the Flames went through a stretch from Jan. 22 to Feb. 6 where they won six of seven, including five victories in a row at the Saddledome. “We played really well before the break,” said team captain Mark Giordano. “We’ve done a good job of starting to win those tight games. Going forward, it’s going to get tougher. Teams are all fighting for those last playoff spots and those points. There’s not going to be any nights off for teams. We have to find a way in those tight games — those high-intensity games — to win.” Hartley threw down a challenge to all of his players to play like they have a shot of qualifying for the playoffs “We want to keep progressing,” he said. “You never know what can happen. We’re still in it. Obviously we know that we’re a very long shot, so we’re not going to try to fool no one, but at the same time, we start on a good streak and you never know what can happen.” With a 22-29-7 record, the Flames would need to close a 13-point gap between themselves and the Dallas Stars (27-21-10), who currently hold onto the final Western Conference wild card berth. “We all understand that we’re in a tough spot as
Pacers make big move on NBA trade deadline day BIG NAMES AND BIG TRADES MOSTLY ABSENT DESPITE RUMOURS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The Indiana Pacers decided Evan Turner gave them a better shot against Miami than Danny Granger. Many other teams decided there wasn’t much worth doing. Big names and big deals were mostly absent Thursday from the NBA’s trade deadline, with the Pacers’ late-day swap with Philadelphia the one that could have the biggest impact on the playoff race. Indiana sent Granger and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Turner and Lavoy Allen. It gives the Pacers a potential upgrade in Turner, the former No. 2 overall pick whose average of 17.4 points is about twice that of Granger, who is still working his back from a series of injuries. “We felt we needed to make this trade to strengthen the core unit and our bench,” Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said in a statement released Thursday night after the trade became official. “In Evan and Lavoy, we think we got two really good players that can help us and we look forward to what they can bring.” Kevin Love, Pau Gasol and Rajon Rondo spent weeks in trade rumours, but the only mention of Love on Thursday was when he denied that he had already told Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders that he wouldn’t stay once he became a free agent after next season. “At the end of the day I just want to play basketball,” Love said. “I don’t want to think about, you know, whether or not I’m going to be here or somewhere else in 2015-2016, when-
ever it is.” Gasol stayed with the Lakers and Rondo with the Celtics, two of the many teams around the NBA focused much more on the future. With the potential for a loaded draft in June, a 2015 free agent class that could include Love and Rondo, and stricter penalties in the collective bargaining agreement, many teams weren’t eager to add salary, especially with so few of them having a realistic chance to win the NBA championship. The Pacers do, so they traded away their former leading scorer to add Turner after recently signing Andrew Bynum. They entered Thursday two games up on Miami but haven’t been sharp lately and hope Turner can provide a spark. Andre Miller finally got out of Denver and landed as John Wall’s backup in Washington, while Gary Neal can help Charlotte chase a playoff spot after getting traded from Milwaukee. The 76ers also dealt Spencer Hawes to Cleveland, which needs a big man while Anderson Varejao remains out with a bad back. Atlanta has even bigger woes in the frontcourt and will try to address them by convincing Antawn Jamison to accept a trade from the Clippers. The Clippers freed up room to sign a player, as did the Heat when they dealt Roger Mason to Sacramento. The Brooklyn Nets did the same when they traded Reggie Evans and Jason Terry to the Kings on Wednesday for Marcus Thornton, and Jason Collins is one of the players being considered for it. Collins worked out for the Nets in California during the All-Star break, and would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.
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GIRLS: Getting it done The women have been getting it done for Canada lately, so the men will have to step it up Friday. Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie rink can make it a curling sweep for Canada when they face Great Britain in the men’s final, while Team Canada will take on a dangerous American team in the men’s hockey semifinals. The Americans were plenty dangerous in the women’s final. Not only did they carry a 2-0 lead into the final minutes of the game, they came a golapost away from scoring an empty-netter to clinch gold. But Kelli Stack’s attempt at the empty cage missed, and that would come back to haunt them. Poulin scored with 54.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Then star Canadian forward and Opening Ceremonies flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser was hauled down on a breakaway in overtime, and Poulin scored on the ensuing power play. “She just got the puck and put the puck in the net tonight — and that’s all we needed,” Wickenheiser said of Poulin’s winning goal. In the women’s curling final, Jones had no idea what the winning shot looked like. She had already pretty much wrapped up the gold medal one end earlier. Canadians broke up a scrappy, errorstrewn final by stealing two points in the ninth end when Maria Prytz, throwing Sweden’s final rock, was short with a draw and bumped another of her rocks away from the button. Instead of potentially being down 5-4 with one end to play, Canada was up 6-3. The last end was a formality, with the Canadians playing takeout after takeout. Jones was already jumping for joy when her last rock skittered down the ice. The performance will trigger debate of whether Jones belongs in the women’s curling pantheon as one of the greatest skips. “I would completely, 100 per cent agree ... Probably one of the best skips to ever play the game,” said the 38-year-old Officer, who has been at Jones’ curling side for 20 years. “Best in the world,” echoes the 25-year-old Lawes. “She’s an amazing, amazing talent in our sport. And as a person, she’s an amazing human being. I’ve never met anyone kinder.”
HOCKEY: Forecheck But, again, this is not Vancouver. The ice is still 15 feet wider at Bolshoy Ice Dome than it was at B.C. Place four years ago, meaning it cannot possibly be the exact same brand of hockey that produced that legendary goldmedal game. That’s not to say the style of play won’t be a little different — for Canada and the U.S. — in facing a more like-minded opponent that likes
Olds Grizzlys well represented for Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame induction The 1993-94 Olds Grizzlys will be inducted into the achievement category of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, at the induction ceremony, June 6 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. The Grizzlys hosted the Centennial Cup that season but that didn’t stop them from dominating the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They finished first with a 50-4-2 record, then rolled through the playoffs, winning for the third straight season. The Grizzlys are only one of three teams to win the league title three consecutive seasons. In the Centennial Cup, the Grizzlys were 4-0 in pool play, outscoring their opposition 31-6. The needed three straight goals to edge Weyburn 4-3 in the semifinal to face defending champion Kelowna in the final. A goal by Miro Skovira late in the third period pulled the Grizzlys into a tie and sent the game into overtime where Dave Kirkpatrick scored the winner. Long-time coach Billy Moores,
far as making the playoffs,” said forward Mike Cammalleri. “We’re going to start Game 1 and hope to win 24 in a row.” According to Giordano, the Flames must relish the role of the underdog for the rest of the season. “We have nothing to lose,” Giordano said. “To be honest, nobody expects us to get into playoffs where we’re sitting today, so if we ever pulled off something like that it would be pretty cool.” For the Flames to have success, Hartley said he’ll rely heavily on the likes of Giordano to lead the way down the stretch drive. “It’s kind of boring to talk about Gio because it’s always the same thing,” Hartley said. “He’s always ready. He’s always on time. He’s always one of hardest workers. He is who he is and that’s why he’s our captain.” With Karri Ramo still nursing a knee injury and Reto Berra on his way back from Russia where he competed for Switzerland at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Flames recalled goalie Joni Ortio from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. “I strongly doubt that Ramo would be ready for next Thursday,” said Hartley, adding that Berra will get a few days off upon his return from Russia. A familiar face filled another Flames net as Brent Krahn, who Calgary selected in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, came out of retirement to serve as a practice goalie Wednesday and Thursday.
who coached the University of Alberta Golden Bears for 12 years and is the director of coaching development and special projects with the Edmonton Oilers will also be indicated in the achievement category. Gord Hira, a long-time amateur coach, who also scouted for the Grizzlys during their Centennial Cup run, is in the builder category along with Jim Fleming and Leroy Johnson. Fleming grew up playing minor, university and senior hockey in Edmonton. He also coached minor hockey in Vermilion for 17 years and college hockey for two years. Johnson spent 35 years with Camrose Lutheran College, which is now the University of Alberta, Augustana. He established the Vikings hockey program and the Viking Cup, which ran every two years for close to 20 years. He was also the founding member of the Camrose Sport Development Society that established the junior A Camrose Kodiaks.
Rebels vs. Vancouver Giants Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium The Giants have won two games in succession and are 4-42-0 in their last 10 games. Vancouver holds down fourth place in the B.C. Division and sixth spot in the Western Conference with a 2923-7-3 record . . . C Carter Popoff (12-47-59) and LW Cain Franson (25-30-55) are the club’s top scorers. Others with 30 points or more are D Brett Hulak (14-40-54), RW Jackson Houck (28-2048), D Dalton Thrower (1227-39) and former Rebels RW Dominik Volek (20-1535) and C Joel Hamilton (8-27-35). C Dalton Sward has scored 16 goals in 46 games . . . RW Tim Traber is the Giants’ penalty minutes leader with 148. The plus/minus leaders are Thrower and Hamilton, both at plus-9 . . . Jared Rathjen and Payton Lee are 15th and 22nd among WHL goalies with respective goals-against averages
to move quickly and try to score in transition. “You get a little less time out there,” Canada’s Ryan Getzlaf said. “A team like that is going to forecheck, and they’re going to skate.” This U.S. team was built to skate, as general manager David Poile wanted to construct a group tailored to the big ice. Undefeated through four games, that seems like a major reason why winger Patrick Kane thinks “for sure we’re better than the 2010 team.” That 2010 team had tournament MVP Ryan Miller stealing the show in goal, but this time around he’s Jonathan Quick’s backup. Likewise, the man who was in net for Canada when it won gold, Roberto Luongo, will be on the bench Friday. The Americans have a little intel on Price beyond this tournament and his previous international experience, which included beating the U.S. at the 2007 world junior championship. But Montreal Canadiens teammate Max Pacioretty has more praise for Price than advice on how to score against him. “He doesn’t have too many weaknesses, so I’m not going to tell the boys too much obviously,” Pacioretty after practice Thursday. “Just like any goalie you got to try and not let him see the puck. It’s the only way you’re going to beat him.” The same goes for Quick, who has a couple of Los Angeles Kings teammates on the other side in Doughty and Jeff Carter. They saw and benefited from what Quick did to earn the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP during the Kings’ Stanley Cup run in 2012.
AWARD: All-conference Kings Braden O’Toole was a second-team All-Conference player along with Cole McCarthney and Luke Ryan of Augustana, Jordan Matters of Medicine Hat, Matt Fulton of Concordia, Josh Senneker of Briercrest and Savana Walkingbear of Lakeland. Michael Cepuch of Grande Prairie was the rookie of the year while Ernewein was also an All-Canadian. The Kings open play at 6 p.m. tonight against the Briercrest Clippers, who will host the CCAA finals in Moose Jaw. Grande Prairie and SAIT open the tournament at 1 p.m. with NAIT and Grant MacEwan set for 3 p.m. and Augustana and Medicine Hat clashing at 8 p.m. The semifinals are set for 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday with the final at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. • The women’s championship is at Grande Prairie and two members of the Queens — power hitters Amber Adolf and Brooke Sutter — were named to the first All-Conference team Thursday. Three players from Olds — Shael Bourne, Telaina Snider and Dakota Wilson — were on the second team. Elly Wendell of Briercrest was the player of the year. The Queens face Lakeland College at 3 p.m. today while King’s take on Briercrest at 1 p.m., Olds clashes with Grande Prairie at 6 p.m. and NAIT and GMU meet at 8 p.m. email@example.com
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Scouting report of 2.94 and 3.51. Rathjen has posted a 13-6-4-1 record; Lee is 16-17-3-2. Injuries: Vancouver — RW Luca Leone (upper body, day-to-day), LW Jakob Stukel (lower body, indefinite), D Dalton Thrower (lower body, week-to-week), RW Rob Trzonkowski (upper body, day-to-day). Red Deer — LW Presten Kopeck (upper body, week-to-week). Special teams: Vancouver — Power play 22.5 per cent, seventh overall; penalty kill 80.7, eighth. Red Deer — Power play 19.4 per cent, 18th overall; penalty kill 82.4 per cent, fifth.
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Canada battles to fourth straight gold WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM RALLIES LATE IN ELECTRIFYING OLYMPIC FINAL WIN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Canada and the United States have waged plenty of pitched battles for women’s hockey supremacy over the last 25 years. But Canada’s 3-2 overtime win for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal reached a new level of drama, even for these two combatants. Thursday’s electrifying final will be dissected and revisited for years to come. There was Canada’s comeback late in the third period, the puck bouncing off the post of Canada’s empty net, controversial calls by the officials in overtime, a breakaway by Hayley Wickenheiser that almost turned into penalty shot for the win and finally, Marie-Philp Poulin’s golden goal at 8:10 of overtime. “I thought about the parents in the stands tonight,” Canadian forward Jayna Hefford said. “It must have been an amazing thing to watch and a terrifying thing to watch and that’s great for women’s hockey.” Trailing 1-0 after two periods and down two goals deep into the third, Canada scored twice in the final 3:26 of the regulation. Suddenly that gold that had been slipping away was within reach again. When the defining moments arrived in the final, Canada had experienced players such as Wickenheiser, Hefford and captain Caroline Ouellette to help guide the team through the storm. The United States was young, fast and talented, but lacked the poise to finish Canada off when the gold was within their grasp. “We were very calm, regardless of the score,” Wickenheiser said. “We always believed we could come back and win. We have enough experience in
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Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, reacts after scoring the game tying goal against the United States during third period women’s hockey final action at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Thursday. the room. “We understand the moment and how to deal with the big games.” Brianne Jenner kicked off Canada’s comeback at 16:34 of the third. U.S. captain Meghan Duggan scored in the second period and Alex Carpenter had a power-play goal in the third. In a rematch of the goaltenders from the 2010 final, Edmonton’s Shannon Szabados made 27 saves for the win, while Jessie Vetter stopped 28 shots in the loss. The only other women’s team to win more consecutive Olympic gold is the U.S. in
women’s basketball with five in a row from 1996 to 2012. With four straight gold medals in women’s hockey Wickenheiser, Hefford and Ouellette joined Soviet biathlete Alexander Tikhonov and German speedskater Claudia Pechstein as gold medallists in four consecutive Winter Games. This was the fifth Winter Olympics for Wickenheiser, 35, and Hefford, 34, the fourth for 34-year-old Ouellette, and possibly the last for all three. The prospect of gold in Sochi seemed dim when head coach Dan Church abruptly quit on Dec. 12 for reasons that are still opaque. Church would
only say there was a lack of confidence in his ability to do the job. Enter Kevin Dineen, a fired NHL coach who made his international coaching debut in Sochi and whose previous experience coaching females was his daughter’s team in the summer. The Canadian women lost every game but one after Dineen’s arrival. They were playing games exhausted from punishing workouts designed to battle-harden them for Sochi. “This was the toughest season for us, gruelling physically, mentally,” Hefford said.
“The challenges with the coaching situation, I will say Dan Church did a fabulous job with this group while he was here and Kevin did a fabulous job when he came in.” Four years after scoring both of Canada’s goals for gold in Vancouver, Poulin was a heroine again in Sochi with two more for gold. Szabados was out of Canada’s net with just over a minute to go when U.S. Kelli Stack whipped the puck down the ice for what would have been an empty-net winner. It struck the left post and dribbled wide. Poulin pulled Canada equal with 55 seconds remaining in regulation and then came her overtime goal. “It’s an amazing moment,” Poulin said. “I think we all know it was a team effort tonight. I’m so happy we got that gold medal back.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to both Poulin and Ouellette after the game to congratulate the team, according to a team official. In overtime, Canadian defender Catherine Ward was serving a cross-checking minor when American forward Jocelyne Lamoureux was given a slashing minor, to the dismay of the American bench. Wickenheiser took off on a breakaway and was hauled down by Hilary Knight. Dineen howled for a penalty shot, but Knight went to the box and Poulin scored on the ensuing four-on-three. The face of the U.S. players were drawn and stony as they accepted their medals and some were in tears as they walked past reporters after the game. “I don’t know how it happened,” Stack said. “I’m shocked. Bad luck. I feel every bounce went their way. So it’s tough.”
Jones and team perfect en route to gold BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — As Jennifer Jones crouched in the hack, cleaning the rock in advance of her last throw, she was already cracking a grin. As the stone made its way down the ice, the smile got even broader. And when the rock reached the other end, the beaming Winnipeg skip was jumping for joy. Olympic champion. Perfect record. Money in the bank. Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen defeated Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson 6-3 on Thursday in a tense final decided by Canada’s steal of two in the ninth. Only then were the Canadian women able to relax and bring out the smiles that have been their Olympic trademark here. “We’re Olympic gold medallists,” said a jubilant Jones, wearing the same gold eye shadow she favoured in Wednesday’s semifinal. “It’s something that you dream of for your entire life. It’s what every athlete wants to do and we did it today. “And we did it in a way where we played so consistent all week. On the biggest stage for sport, we came out and played our best. And I’m so so proud of us.” The win at the Ice Cube Curling Center improved Canada’s record at the Games to 11-0, matching Canadian skip Kevin Martin’s feat of winning the 2010 Olympic crown without a loss. Jones, 39, has now added Olympic gold to the world championship she won in 2008 as well as four Canadian titles. It’s Canada’s second women’s curling gold. The late Sandra Schmirler won the first in Nagano, Japan, in 1998.
The performance will trigger debate of where Jones belongs in the women’s curling pantheon. One of the greatest of all time? “I would completely, 100 per cent agree ... Probably one of the best skips to ever play the game,” said the 38-year-old Officer, who has been at Jones’ curling side for 20 years. “Best in the world,” added the 25-year-old Lawes. “She’s an amazing, amazing talent in our sport. And as a person, she’s an amazing human being. I’ve never met anyone kinder.” Her teammates credit Jones for motivating them and making them better curlers. They cite her determination, leadership and ability to think outside the box. “I would never want anyone else throwing that last rock. I have 100 per cent confidence in her every single shot she throws,” said Lawes. Tears flowed among the Canadian curlers after the win, both on the ice and at the post-event news conference. Talk of their children back home had Officer and Jones rubbing their eyes. “I knew that leaving her behind would be hard,” an emotional Officer said of her two-year-old daughter Camryn. “But I kept thinking about her all the time and thinking about how proud she would be 10 years from now when maybe she gets it a little bit more.” Jones, whose partner Brent Laing is a two-time Brier and world champion with skip Glenn Howard, also had to part with 15-month-old daughter Isabella to wage her Olympic campaign. “She would see me on TV and she starts dancing and clapping,” said Jones. “And she tries to run to the TV to give me a kiss ... She’s just made me want to go after everything and really show her that dreams can come true and you’ve just got to be really deter-
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Canada skip Jennifer Jones throws her last rock as Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen sweep during the Olympic curling final at the Sochi Winter Olympics Thursday in Sochi, Russia. Canada defeated Sweden to win the gold medal. mined. And regardless of the outcome, just enjoy the moment. I want her to enjoy every second of her life and we’ve enjoyed every second of these Olympics regardless of the fact that we on the gold. “But this does make it better,” she added with a giggle. For Lawes, the mention of her late father was more than enough to tear up. “I know he would be so proud,” she said, her voice breaking. “This is something he knew we had it in us. I don’t know how to describe it. I thought about him a lot during the game ... I wish that I could share this experience
with him, but he was my inspiration.” Britain’s Eve Muirhead, the 2013 world champion, defeated Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott 6-5 for the bronze medal earlier in the day. No Canadian women’s team has even won a world championship since Jones’ rink, without Lawes, claimed the crown in 2008. Jones beat Sigfridsson’s rink in the round-robin en route to that title. Canada downed Sweden 9-3 on the second day of the Olympic curling competition, with the Swedes shaking hands with two ends left. Sigfridsson throws lead but calls the shots for Sweden.
Many firsts during exciting day at Sochi Olympics EVENT ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Canada won its fourth straight women’s Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday’s pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games. Down 2-0 in the final period, the Canadians rallied to force overtime, then won it on Marie-Philip Poulin’s power play goal 8:10 into the extra period. It marked the fourth time the two North American powers have met for the gold. The U.S. won only the sport’s inaugural Olympic title in 1998. Elsewhere, it was a day of firsts. France swept the podium in the men’s skicross, claiming all three medals in a Winter Games event for the first time; Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold in women’s figure skating; Canada won its second gold medal in women’s curling but first since ’98; and American Maddie Bowman won
gold in the debut of women’s halfpipe skiing. Also, perennial Winter Games power Norway won the Nordic combined team competition — and its games-leading 10th gold medal. On the 14th day of competition at the Sochi Olympics, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from competitions in response to the deaths of dozens of anti-government protesters in her country. “I don’t want to participate when in my country people die,” Bogdana Matsotska told The Associated Press. FIGURE SKATING: The 17-year-old Sotnikova’s victory dropped defending champion Yuna Kim into second place. Julia Lipnitskaia, the Russian sensation with the weight of a nation on her 15-year-old shoulders, again fell during her routine and ended up fifth. Carolina Kostner of Italy took bronze. The Russians have won three figure skating gold medals at the Sochi Olympics: team, pairs and women’s. Only the women’s was a surprise. ICE HOCKEY: Poulin also scored Canada’s tying goal in the final minute of regulation. Brianne Jenner scored the other for Canada, which has won 20 straight in the Winter Games since the Nagano
final in 1998. Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter scored for the U.S. Switzerland beat Sweden for the bronze medal. FREESTYLE: The 20-year-old Bowman edged silver-medallist Marie Martinod of France in ski halfpipe, while Ayana Onozuka of Japan took the bronze. Bowman put together a pair of athletic runs that produced the two highest scores in the finals. In the men’s skicross, Jean Frederic Chapuis won the gold to lead the French 1-2-3 finish. Arnaud Bovolenta won silver and Jonathan Midol captured bronze. NORDIC COMBINED: Norway finished third in the ski jumping and had to start the 20-kilometre race behind. But cross-country ski specialist Mangus Moan made up the deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria in the relay. Germany, which had the lead after the ski jump, took silver and Austria got the bronze. CURLING: Canada’s 6-3 gold medal victory in women’s Olympic curling came at the expense of Sweden, which had beaten the Canadians for the title in Vancouver four years ago. Britain won the bronze by beating Switzerland 6-5.
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Sotnikova shocks in Olympic figure skating UNHERALDED RUSSIAN TEENAGER WINS COUNTRY’S FIRST GOLD IN WOMEN’S SINGLES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Adelina Sotnikova turned her final spin, then burst into tears. Sotnikova wasn’t even Russia’s top-ranked teenager in Sochi but the unheralded skater slayed a field full of veterans Thursday, to give Russia its first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s singles. “This is the happiest day in my life,” Sotnikova said. “I simply stepped on the ice today and realized how much I like what I’m doing and skated really good.” The 17-year-old from Moscow, who finished well back in ninth at the world championships last March and arrived in Sochi in the shadow of her adored teammate Julia Lipnitskaia, scored 224.59 points to capture the gold. South Korean star Yuna Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion, scored 219.11 for the silver, while Carolina Kostner of Italy won the bronze with 216.73. “It’s the Olympics,” said Sotnikova. “And it was a long way for me. To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one.” Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, N.L., was the top Canadian in 13th while Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was 17th. The Russians won three figure skating gold medals at these Olympics: team, pairs and women’s. Canada won three silver — Patrick Chan in men’s singles, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in ice dance, and team. Sotnikova was in the mixed
zone speaking with reporters when she heard she’d won. She bolted, running with arms raised to find her coach, who grabbed her in a huge hug. In a venue so loud and rowdy it seemed more fitted to a title fight, Sotnikova skated onto the ice to ear-splitting chants of “Ros-si-ya!” Her program wasn’t perfect — she two-footed the landing on a double loop — but otherwise was the picture of grace under pressure, landing seven triple jumps, erupting into tears, hands over mouth, when the music stopped. She had the pro-Russian crowd at the Iceberg Skating Palace in near hysterics when her total score was flashed on the giant screen. “I won. It’s my gold medal. I can’t believe it,” she said. “Two years ago, all of my competitions were very bad. I didn’t know if I had what it takes to be successful. Now I know that I do. I’m surprised. My coach is surprised.” The 23-year-old Kim was aiming to become the first singles skater since Katarina Witt (1984, ’88) to win consecutive Olympic titles. In a women’s event that was everything the men’s wasn’t earlier in the Games — skaters laying down their finest programs in a tight fight to the finish — Kin had carried the slimmest of leads into the free program. Skating to Astor Piazzolla’s tango “Adios Nonino,” and looking elegant in a longsleeved black and purple backless dress, Kim was virtually flawless, landing six triples. The 27-year-old Kostner, world champion in 2012, also skated a clean program
to “Bolero” and had the crowd clapping and stomping their feet over the final minute of the program. Lipnitskaia, the 15-year-old phenom and top-ranked Russian who skated magnificently in leading her country to gold in the inaugural team event, crumbled under the pressure in the individual event. She fell in her short program Wednesday and then again in her long to finish sixth. “I wanted to skate my best today but it didn’t work,” said the tiny Lipnitskaia, who could pass for a couple years younger than her age. “I’ve lost control over my jumps — tiredness and emotions.” Osmond, who had a shaky short program, fared better in the long, scoring 168.98 points. In her wine-coloured dress, her lips painted to match, she played to the crowd with her program to “Cleopatre,” falling once on her triple toe loop in an otherwise clean skate. She bent over, hands on knees afterward. “It is really warm, and it’s been a really long few weeks,” Osmond said. “By the time I finished I was just so relieved I managed to get through everything and I was relieved to skate such a good program.” A hamstring injury that forced the 18-year-old out of Skate Canada this season had also flared up again over the past few days. “So I’ve been fighting with that,” Osmond said. “I was happy to pull through a program like that and I think, being here so long, it just tired me out by the end of the program. I don’t remember being that tired at the end of a program before.”
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Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women’s free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, in Sochi, Russia.
Freestyle skier Canada’s Leman left behind in fourth as Roz Groenewoud France sweeps Olympic skicross podium finishes seventh in halfpipe final BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Rosalind Groenewoud’s pre-Olympic routine was far from ideal. The Canadian freestyle skier did well just to get to the Sochi Games considering she’s only two months out from double knee surgery. Instead of training and preparing over the last few weeks, Groenewoud was rehabbing and recovering. It left her behind the rest of the field and it showed Thursday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Groenewoud settled for a seventh-place finish in the Olympic debut of the women’s ski halfpipe competition. “This pipe and me didn’t get along that well,” Groenewoud said. “I took a lot of falls in it throughout training and I think it kind of beat my body down and beat my confidence down a little bit. “But everyone has to ski the same pipe so I guess that’s not really an excuse. It definitely worked for some other girls’ skiing styles better and I wish I’d overcome that.” Groenewoud crashed in her first run but turned in a decent effort in the second run to finish with 74.20 points. American Maddie Bowman won gold with a score of 89.00 points on a mild evening under the lights, edging Marie Martinod of France (85.40). Ayana Onozuka of Japan won bronze with 83.20 points. Groenewoud, who won a world title in 2011 and gold at the X Games in 2012, was optimistic after taking a silver medal at the X Games last month. That second-place finish was quite an accomplishment considering her post-surgery challenges. After doctors repaired the lateral meniscus in both of her knees, Groenewoud worked with physiotherapists, trainers and coaches to get back in form. She started the recovery process with compression icing before moving on to physio, cycling and weightlifting. Eventually she returned to the slopes and felt good about her chances. “She skied her heart out,” said coach Trennon Paynter. “She gave her everything on that last run. She really attacked and she went for it. As you can see and hear, a slight mistake can multiply and really throw you off. It was tough.” In ski halfpipe, athletes try to impress judges with their tricks, spins and flips on the U-shaped snow pipe. Amplitude, technical difficulty, creativity and landings are all factors. The walls are almost seven metres high at their peak and the pipe is about 19 metres wide. Paynter said Groenewoud’s first final run had the difficulty level to land her on the podium. However, she was unable to land her first big trick and crashed. The second run went better but she couldn’t match the difficulty or smoothness of the top competitors. “When you land perfect, it makes the next trick so much easier,” Paynter said. “When you land off, everything gets three times more difficult for the next trick.” Groenewoud usually does well in training but that wasn’t the case Thursday. Her qualifying run went a little better but she never really felt like she found her rhythm. Her knees were sore afterwards but didn’t bother her during the competition. She wanted to deliver a run with some great new tricks and it just didn’t materialize. “I guess I didn’t have quite enough time having to take most of the winter off with knee surgery to really get them as down pat as I wanted to,” she said. “I thought I was going to be able to pull it out for tonight because I’ve done that a lot with competitions, but tonight it didn’t work out. I guess both my body and my confidence got beat down by this pipe.” Groenewoud appeared relaxed and comfortable at the start of both runs. Her disappointment was clear after her second run although she tried to look at the positives.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Canadians Brady Leman, Chris Del Bosco and David Duncan were hoping to sweep the top three spots in men’s skicross at the Winter Olympics on Thursday but it was France that ended up owning the podium. Adding insult to injury was Leman finished fourth — just as Del Bosco did when skicross made it’s Olympic debut in Vancouver in 2010. Jean-Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. It was the first time France swept the medals in a Winter Games event. “I can’t explain how it feels,” said Midol. “We had a dream to make the podium with friends. The Olympic Games — three French on the podium is incredible.” Leman reached the final after dominating the two previous rounds, but got off to a slow start and then fell while trying furiously to catch up. “I was in disbelief, almost, when I was lying there,” the Calgary skier said. “But it’s part of skicross.” After surviving a near-collision with Switzerland’s Alex Fiva in the opening round, Leman easily won his quarter-final and semifinal races, shooting out to good starts and keeping the lead. But it was the exact opposite in the final. It was a second Olympics in a row to end in disappointment for Leman. At the Vancouver Games, he didn’t get to compete after fracturing a leg during a practice run. Leman shrugged off talk he may have been intentionally shut out by the French skiers. He fell too far behind from the start and only briefly had
a one-on one battle with the last of the three leaders. “No, they were all trying for it, they were going for it,” he said. “They skied the same as if it had been three different nations.” “Everyone was trying to pass and that’s in part why I ended up getting stuck on the outside. I probably should have tried going inside, but we have to make split-second decisions. You can’t get them all (right) over a day of skicross. At some point you run out of luck — like I did a couple of hundred metres short.” Del Bosco, of Montreal, and Duncan, of London, Ont., were eliminated in the opening round. Del Bosco finished 17th overall and Duncan, who is second in the World Cup standings with a pair of victories this season, wound up 26th. “I was skiing well all week, I just didn’t adapt to the conditions today,” said Del Bosco. “Not a good run. Anywhere not on the podium sucks, but to go out first round... it’s tough to swallow.” Duncan said the snow was a “little slow” and was keeping the skiers together, causing a lot of contact. “We didn’t have normal snow conditions — this was spring skiing conditions,” he said. “It was allowing us to keep much tighter. Not many people were pulling away or creating separation.” Del Bosco, who lost speed in his heat when he got squeezed between two opponents, said the course at the Rosa Khutor extreme park was inconsistent, with alternating patches of fast and slow snow. The funniest incident involved Sweden’s Oehling Norberg, one of the medal favourites who had the fastest qualifying time. He was eliminated in a quarter-final decided by a photo finish after the top three all fell and slid across the line together, either face down or on their backs.
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SCOREBOARD Hockey Prince Albert at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Everett, 8:35 p.m. 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 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.
Saturday’s games Calgary at Regina, 6 p.m. Victoria at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Moose Jaw at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. Lethbridge at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Prince Albert at Portland, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Prince George, 8 p.m. Kootenay at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Portland at Everett, 5:05 p.m. Kamloops at Spokane, 6:05 p.m. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 Boston 57 37 16 4 78 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 N.Y. Rangers59 32 24 3 67 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 N.Y. Islanders60 22 30 8 52 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38
GF GA 186 138 176 125 168 145 155 146 148 142 162 167 178 182 151 163 170 161 169 191 171 175 144 158 135 146 164 200 139 183 110 172
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Olympic break until Feb. 25
NHL Scoring Leaders GP Sidney Crosby, Pit 58 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 56 John Tavares, NYI 59 Phil Kessel, Tor 60 Patrick Kane, Chi 59 Alex Ovechkin, Was 55 Corey Perry, Anh 60 Kyle Okposo, NYI 59 Patrick Sharp, Chi 60 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 47 Claude Giroux, Phi 59
G 28 29 24 31 27 40 30 24 28 18 19
A 50 38 42 34 36 20 30 35 30 40 38
PTS 78 67 66 65 63 60 60 59 58 58 57
AJHL North Division GP W L OTLSTL GF Spruce Grove 57 45 9 3 0 228 Fort McMurray 55 42 10 1 2 203 Lloydminster 56 28 23 3 2 169 Sherwood Park 56 27 26 0 3 178 Bonnyville 56 24 26 1 5 168 Whitecourt 56 23 30 3 0 191 Drayton Valley 56 22 30 3 1 142 Grand Prairie 57 20 34 1 2 148
GA 128 116 169 194 198 204 190 211
Pt 93 87 61 57 54 49 48 43
South Division GP W LOTLSTL GF Brooks 56 35 13 5 3 180 Okotoks 56 33 18 4 1 175 Drumheller 56 33 18 3 2 201 Camrose 55 27 18 7 3 160 Canmore 56 30 23 0 3 163 Cal. Mustangs 57 25 27 4 1 170 Olds 57 20 28 6 3 149 Cal. Canucks 56 15 38 2 1 151
GA 126 146 168 143 172 196 197 218
Pt 78 71 71 64 63 55 49 33
Wednesday’s results Grand Prairie 6 Sherwood Park 3 Drumheller 3 Calgary Mustangs 1 Fort McMurray 2 Drayton Valley 1 Friday’s games Camrose at Brooks, 7 p.m. Canmore at Drumheller, 7 p.m. Olds at Okotoks, 7 p.m. Drayton Valley at Whitecourt, 7 p.m. Grand Prairie at Lloydminster, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Canmore at Brooks, 7 p.m. Calgary Mustangs at Okotoks, 7 p.m. Grand Prairie at Bonnyville, 7 p.m. Whitecourt at Sherwood Park, 7 p.m. Spruce Grove at Fort McMurray, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Calgary Canucks at Camrose, 2 p.m. Sherwood Park at Fort McMurray, 2 p.m.
Olympics G 8 7 6 10 7 8 4 2 6 2 2 1 0 2 5 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014
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 Japan Italy Slovenia Belarus China South Korea Poland Finland Great Britain Australia Latvia Slovakia Croatia Kazakhstan Ukraine
S 6 9 7 4 9 4 4 6 3 6 4 4 2 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
B 11 7 9 7 4 4 7 4 2 2 2 3 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 1
Tot. 25 23 22 21 20 16 15 12 11 10 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 1 1
What Canada Did on Thursday, Feb. 20 SOCHI, Russia — What Canada Did on Thursday at the 2014 Winter Olympics: CURLING Women’s Final - Canada defeated Sweden 6-3 to capture the gold medal, its first in women’s curling since 1998. The Winnipeg rink, consisting of skip Jennifer Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen, became the first women’s team to go through the Olympics undefeated. FIGURE SKATING Ladies Free Program - Kaetlyn Osmond (Sherwood Park, Alta.) received 112.80 points in her free program to finish 13th overall (168.98), while Gabrielle Daleman (Newmarket, Ont.) scored 95.83, 17th overall (148.44). FREESTYLE SKIING
Men’s Ski Cross - Brady Leman of Calgary fell in the final and ended up fourth, allowing the three other French finalists to sweep the podium positions. Chris Del Bosco of Montreal and Dave Duncan of London, Ont., were eliminated in the opening round and finished 17th and 26th overall respectively. Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe - Rosalind Groenewoud of Calgary finished 7th overall (74.20 points), while Keltie Hansen of Edmonton failed to qualify for the final and placed 13th overall. ICE HOCKEY Women’s Final - Canada won its fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey, defeating the United States 3-2 in overtime. Marie-Philip Poulin scored with 55 seconds left in the third period to send it into overtime, and also scored the golden goal on the power play at the 8:10 mark. HOCKEY Men Tuesday, Feb. 18 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 Finland at Sweden, 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 4 Sweden 3 Gold Medal Game Canada 3 United States 2, OT Gold medal summary Canada 3, United States 2 (OT) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Watchorn Cda (Body Checking Minor) 2:01, Mikkelson Cda (roughing) 6:13, Knight U.S. (cross-checking) 8:01, Watchorn Cda (tripping) 14:04, Bellamy U.S. (holding) 15:30. Second Period 1. United States, Duggan 1 (Lamoureux) 31:57. Penalties — Stack U.S. (hooking) 27:10, Schleper U.S. (cross-checking) 34:14. Third Period 2. United States, Carpenter 1 (Knight, Stack) 42:01 (pp). 3. Canada, Jenner 1 (Mikkelson, Larocque) 56:34. 4. Canada, Poulin 1 (Johnston, Irwin) 59:05. Penalties — Watchorn Cda (tripping) 40:07. Overtime 5. Canada, Poulin 2 (Fortino) 68:10 (pp). Penalties — Ward Cda (cross-checking) 66:09, Lamoureux U.S. (slashing) 66:15, Knight U.S. (cross-checking) 67:31. Shots on goal Canada 9 8 10 4 — 31 United States 11 5 8 5 — 29 Goal — Canada: Szabados (W, 0-0-0); United States: Vetter (LO, 0-0-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Canada: 1-7; United States: 1-5.
Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Boston LHP Francisco Tena 50 games following a positive drug test under the minor league drug program. American League SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Logan Bawcom, LHPs Anthony Fernandez and James Paxton, C Mike Zunino, INFs Nick Franklin and Kyle Seager and OFs Julio Morban, Stefen Romero on one-year contracts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with SS Andrelton Simmons on a seven-year contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Traded RHP Josh Corrales to Sioux City for RHP Joe Zeller. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed INF Zac Mitchell. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed INF Eddie Young. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Released RHP Cody L. Hall, C Alberto Espinosa and INF Kevin Moesquit. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed OF Fehlandt Lentini. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Signed RHPs Clint Everts and Matt Wright and LHP Dan Meadows. Frontier League TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed C Zach Komentani to a contract extension. Signed 1B Yazy Arbelo and LHP Rusty Shellhorn. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Traded OF Jayce Ray to Sonoma (Pacific Association) for a player to be named. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Acquired F Antawn Jami-
son from the Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to G Cenk Akyol. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Traded F Earl Clark, C Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks to Philadelphia for C Spencer Hawes. MIAMI HEAT — Traded G Roger Mason Jr. to Sacramento for a conditional 2015 second-round draft pick. MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Traded Gs Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to Charlotte for G Ramon Sessions and F Jeff Adrien. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Traded F Evan Turner and F-C Lavoy Allen to Indiana for F Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round draft pick. Acquired C Byron Mullens and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the L.A. Clippers for a 2014 second-round draft pick. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Traded G Nando De Colo to the Toronto Raptors for G Austin Daye. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Traded G Eric Maynor and a 2015 second-round draft pick to Philadelphia and F Jan Vesely to Denver, who sent G Andre Miller to Washington and a 2016 secondround draft pick to Philadelphia. Philadelphia sent a protected 2014 second-round draft pick to Washington. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Released OL Garrett Reynolds. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Named Michael Lombardi assistant to the coaching staff. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Signed PK Paul McCallum to a contract extension. Agreed to terms with P Ricky Schmitt. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WR A.J. Guyton. Released S Donovan Alexander. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Gary Etcheverry defensive co-ordinator, Nelson Martin defensive backs coach and Mike Scheper defensive line coach.
HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Assigned D Jerome Gauthier-Leduc from Rochester (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned Fs Cory Emmerton, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen and D Adam Almquist to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled D Dylan Olsen from San Antonio (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned D Andrey Pedan from Stockton (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled Cs Michael Michael Latta, Ryan Stoa and Casey Wellman from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Loaned F Riley Wetmore to Stockton (ECHL). Reassigned D Mike Cornell to Florida (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Traded D Denny Urban to Springfield for F Tim Miller. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Loaned F Alex Aleardi to Evansville (ECHL). TEXAS STARS — Reassigned D Ryan Button to Idaho (ECHL). ECHL ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS — Signed G Books Ostergard. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Released F Lindsay Sparks. UTAH GRIZZLIES — Loaned G Aaron Dell to Abbotsford (AHL). Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Waived F Kyle Beattie. BRAMPTON BEAST — Signed F Greg Hogeboom. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Purchased Chivas USA.
● 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.
● 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.
Sunday ● 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 39 14 .736 — Washington 26 28 .481 13 1/2 Atlanta 25 28 .472 14 Charlotte 25 30 .455 15 Orlando 16 40 .286 24 1/2 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 44 .185 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 15 .727 — Houston 37 17 .685 2 1/2 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 13 .768 — Portland 36 18 .667 6 Minnesota 26 28 .481 16 Denver 25 28 .472 16 1/2 Utah 19 34 .358 22 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 37 19 .661 — Phoenix 32 21 .604 3 1/2
Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento
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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 134, L.A. Lakers 108 Thursday’s Games Miami 103, Oklahoma City 81 Denver 101, Milwaukee 90 Houston at Golden State, late Friday’s Games New York at Orlando, 5 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New Orleans at Washington, 5 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 7 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
Golf WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Second Round (Seedings in parentheses) Sergio Garcia (5), Spain, def. Bill Haas (28), United States, 3 and 1. Rickie Fowler (53), United States, def. Jimmy Walker (21), United States, 1 up. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, def. Peter Hanson (59), Sweden, 3 and 1. Bubba Watson (11), United States, def. Jonas Blixt (43), Sweden, 2 up. Jason Day (8), Australia, def. Billy Horschel (40), United States, 22 holes. George Coetzee (56), South Africa, def. Patrick Reed (41), United States, 21 holes.
Matt Kuchar (7), United States, def. Ryan Moore (26), United States, 1 up. Jordan Spieth (10), United States, def. Thomas Bjorn (23), Denmark, 5 and 4. Harris English (36), United States, def. Rory McIlroy (4), Northern Ireland, 19 holes. Jim Furyk (20), United States, def. Charl Schwartzel (13), South Africa, 3 and 2. Hunter Mahan (30), United States, def. Richard Sterne (62), South Africa, 2 up. Graeme McDowell (14), Northern Ireland, def. Hideki Matsuyama (19), Japan, 1 up. Louis Oosthuizen (32), South Africa, def. Henrik Stenson (1), Sweden, 4 and 3. Webb Simpson (17), United States, def. Brandt Snedeker (16), United States, 4 and 3. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, def. Justin Rose (2), England, 20 holes. Jason Dufner (15), United States, def. Matteo Manassero (47), Italy, 2 and 1.
JV COUGAR BASKETBALL CLASSIC The Notre Dame Cougars will face Bellerose in their opening game of the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Classic at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial and Queen Elizabeth of Calgary clash at 5:15 p.m. with Archbishop MacDonald of Edmonton taking on Lindsay Thurber at 6:45 p.m. and Hunting Hills facing Sturgeon at 8:30 p.m. The semifinals go Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the final at 5:45 p.m.
MIDGET AA HOCKEY The Red Deer Indy Graphics Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to Sylvan Lake in the opening game of their two-game, total-goal provincial midget AA playoff series. Keenan Scott scored for the Chiefs.
Olympic medal winners Rousey, McMann meet at UFC 170 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A few hours before the Sochi Games wrap up halfway across the world, Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann will meet in a cage in Las Vegas for the UFC’s celebration of its own Olympic spirit. Judo bronze medallist Ronda Rousey takes on wrestling silver medallist Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170 on Saturday night. Former U.S. Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier headlines the undercard against UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins. Two female Olympians have never met in the UFC octagon, and Rousey jumped on the chance to accomplish another MMA first, even if it’s just 56 days after she was booed out of the octagon for refusing to shake hands after her last victory over Miesha Tate. “I’m super stoked, and it’s even better it’s happening with the Sochi Winter Olympics,” Rousey said. “It just seems like this is the absolute perfect time for it to happen.” Rousey (8-0) has become one of
mixed martial arts’ biggest stars since her UFC debut in February 2013, and she’ll soon be a movie star as well. But Rousey realizes she owes her fame and fortune to judo, which took her around the world and eventually to the Beijing Olympics six years ago. With her victory over Tate on Dec. 28 still fresh in her mind, Rousey returns at the Mandalay Bay Events Center against McMann (7-0), who won silver in freestyle wrestling at the Athens Games in 2004. “It’s a big challenge,” Rousey said. “It’s the biggest one I’ve had to this day. I think it’s showing how quickly the women’s division is progressing. The men, they’ve had a lot of Olympians and guys with Olympic backgrounds competing before, but this is the first time we’ve had two undefeated Olympic medallists fighting for a title.” Rousey’s Olympic experience defines everything she does in MMA. Her judo skills have been her defining strength in the octagon, where she grabs and throws opponents to the canvas seemingly at will before landing
her signature armbar submission on every fighter she has ever faced. She also learned the discipline necessary to be successful in MMA from the decidedly unglamorous world of judo, where internal politics eventually soured her on the sport. After she picked up MMA a few years ago, she found it suited her perfectly. It’s much the same story for McMann, who wasn’t sure what to do after her wrestling career until she found a new sport. “I do it for different reasons, but (Rousey and McMann) come from sports where you don’t really make any money,” said McMann, who has a young daughter. “You’re just doing it because of love of doing it,” she added. “But at some point, when you have to work full-time and you have a family, you can’t do all those things. There are just not enough hours in the day. So if you can do what you love to do and train professionally and then spend time with your family, that’s an awesome, rare thing to be able to do.” Cormier has a similar story, taking his first professional MMA fight in 2009
only after making two Olympic wrestling teams and winning gold at the Pan-Am Games. After winning his first two UFC fights as a heavyweight, he has dropped down to light heavyweight to avoid having to fight his teammate, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Rashad Evans was scheduled to meet Cormier at UFC 170, but dropped out with a leg injury 10 days ago, opening the door for Cummins, who had to quit his job as a barista to take the fight on late notice. Rousey isn’t worried about the quick turnaround after her third-round victory over Tate in the UFC’s holiday show. That fight was her first in 10 months after taking time off to film the latest sequels in the “Expendables” and “Fast and Furious” franchises. “The movie stuff was fun, but by the time it was over, I was glad,” Rousey said. “That’s why it’s good to do the movie stuff and fighting. By the time I was done filming, I was so ready to get back to the gym. I was sitting around Bulgaria, thinking, ’Man, I miss my gym.”
RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 B7
Top seeds taken out at Dove Mountain STENSON, MCILROY AND ROSE CAN’T GET TO NEXT ROUND AT MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARANA, Ariz. — Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday. Jordan Spieth made it look like child’s play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult for Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, who lost in extra holes on another wild day at Dove Mountain. “I thought I was dead and buried both days,” McDowell said. One day after he rallied from 3 down with three holes to play to win in overtime, McDowell was two holes behind on the 15th tee when he made an 8-foot birdie, halved the next hole with a 10-foot par, won the 17th with a birdie and then holed a 6-foot par putt on the 18th for a 1-up win over Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. In two matches, McDowell has stood on the tee with his match all square only four times — and two of those were at the start of the match. Jason Day already has played 40 holes in two rounds. He won a tough match against Thorbjorn Olesen in the opening round, then rallied from 3 down early in his match against Billy Horschel and beat him 22 holes. “Doesn’t matter how you get it done,” Day said. “Find a way to win.” The top seeds lost their way. Stenson, the No. 1 seed, fell behind early against Louis Oosthuizen and never caught
up in a 4-and-3 loss. It was the sixth straight year, dating to Tiger Woods winning the Accenture Match Play Championship in 2008, that the top seed failed to make it out of the second round. Rose (No. 2) and McIlroy (No. 4) followed him. In one of the best matches of the day, Ernie Els poured in one clutch putt after another to stay in the match, and then beat the reigning U.S. Open champion. Els got up-and-down on the 18th hole by making a 6-foot par putt. Els and Rose both made 10-foot birdie putts on the 19th hole, and then Els finally got a break to go his way in a format that has haunted him over the years. His approach settled on the slope of the bunker’s collar, and while the shot didn’t go as planned, it was close to perfect. “It was one of those oncein-a-lifetime shots, really,” Els said. “I caught it a smidgen thin, and it just came out perfectly. It hit the bank and just trickled over to about 4 feet. It was an impossible shot, but it was obviously the right one at the time.” Rose left his shot in the bunker. McIlroy had his hands full against English, who has two PGA Tour wins in the last nine months. Boy Wonder managed a strong comeback, however, winning three straight holes for a 1-up lead with two to play. English responded with a 20-foot birdie putt to square the match, and off they went to overtime. McIlroy went from the left
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rough to the desert on the 19th hole, and his only hope was to play an explosion shot that came off perfectly. It didn’t, sailing over the green by the television tower. He made double bogey and was headed home to Florida, though hardly depressed. “He played really solid today and didn’t really do much wrong, didn’t really give me anything,” McIlroy said. “I don’t feel in any way disappointed leaving so early because I feel like my game is there. I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks.” Sergio Garcia at No. 5 is
now the top seed remaining after his 3-and-1 victory over Bill Haas. Next up for Garcia is Rickie Fowler, who is finding this format to his liking. Coming off three straight missed cuts, Fowler outlasted one of golf’s hottest players, Jimmy Walker, in 18 holes. Kuchar had a 1-up victory over Ryan Moore in a match so close that 15 of the 18 holes were halved. Kuchar, the defending champion and a former U.S. Amateur winner, improved to 17-3 in this tournament. Hunter Mahan didn’t take his first lead until the 17th hole in a 2-up win over
Richard Sterne of South Africa. Kuchar and Mahan are the only players to reach the third round in each of the last four years. Next up for Kuchar is Spieth, who has been a factor in four of the five tournaments he has played this year. Mahan faces McDowell, which prompted one British writer to jokingly ask McDowell if they had ever played each other. McDowell beat Mahan in the final match of the Ryder Cup four years ago in Wales, making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole.
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Ryan Braun back at camp and is ready to move on PHOENIX â€” Hands crossed behind his back, Ryan Braun stepped up in front of the cameras and reporters ready to take the hits. A long-awaited day had finally arrived: the Brewers slugger is officially back with his team for the first time since being suspended for 65 games for violating Major League Baseballâ€™s anti-drug agreement as part of the Biogenesis doping scandal. Once again, heâ€™s sorry. And heâ€™s ready to move on. â€œI took responsibility for that mistake I made,â€? Braun said Thursday. â€œFor me, my focus again is on this year and moving forward and learning a new position and getting ready for the season.â€? One that includes a move from left to right field, and questions about whether Braun is over the right thumb injury that also limited him in 2013. But it was that other topic that again dominated a respectful questionand-answer session on a sunny day outside the Brewers spring training complex. And the 2011 NL MVP offered familiar answers. â€œLike I said, Iâ€™ve addressed it multiple times. I appreciate your interest. I appreciate everybodyâ€™s interest,â€? Braun said to one of several questions about why he used a banned substance. â€œI understand you have a job to do, but Iâ€™ve already addressed that multiple times at multiple press conferences.â€? There was a statement in August. A gathering with reporters in Milwaukee during a Thanksgiving food drive. Another press conference at fan outreach event last month, his first major public appearance in Milwaukee since the suspension. Itâ€™s easy to see why thereâ€™s still interest. After the Yankeesâ€™ Alex Rodriguez, Braun is perhaps the most wellknown player suspended for using performanceenhancing drugs. He remains relatively popular in Milwaukee despite the suspension, judging by fans still wearing his No. 8 jersey at the teamâ€™s winter outreach event. One such fan watched intently from about 50 feet away behind a steel fence at the Maryvale baseball complex, holding on to a yellow Braun jersey. Nearly two years ago to the day, Braun offered a vociferous proclamation of innocence at spring training. At the time, a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test had been overturned by an arbitrator. â€œWe won,â€? he said then with conviction, â€œbecause the truth is on my side.â€? Turned out not to be the case. â€œCertainly I wish that I hadnâ€™t done the press conference. I wish that I had known then what I know now,â€? Braun said Thursday. â€œIf I had, certainly I wouldnâ€™t have done it at all.â€? The front office and manager Ron Roenicke appear to be more than satisfied with how heâ€™s made amends with teammates. â€œYeah, he doesnâ€™t need to address anything anymore. If he wants to, fine,â€? Roenicke said. â€œHe feels like heâ€™s said enough. Heâ€™s said enough certainly for me.â€? Now if he can just get back to that MVP form under a glare of suspicion that will almost certainly still follow him in the short term, especially on the road. Braun hit .298 with nine home runs, 38 RBIs and four steals in 61 games in 2013, well below his career averages. He is usually good for at least 30-plus homers, 110 RBIs and 20 steals, along with a .320 average. â€œI feel good, but like I said itâ€™s always a chal-
SAYS BLUE JAYS UNLIKELY TO ADD FREE-AGENT STARTER BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUNEDIN, Fla. â€” Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said if Toronto adds another arm to their starting rotation before the regular season it probably wonâ€™t come through free agency. Anthopoulos said while the team isnâ€™t opposed to making a move, he is convinced it can compete with the current options. â€œWeâ€™d like to do it, but weâ€™re not going to do it at all costs,â€? Anthopoulos said Thursday. â€œI think itâ€™s unlikely at this point. Weâ€™re getting so late into spring training, (itâ€™s) unlikely unless a trade emerges. But again, as the off-season has progressed, weâ€™ve felt better about the internal options.â€? Itâ€™s a little different from where the Blue Jays were one year ago. Last winter, Toronto attempted to bolster its starting rotation for a potential playoff push by acquiring 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the New York Mets, and Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle from the Miami Marlins.
But after a series of injuries â€” including a season-ender to righthander Brandon Morrow in May â€” and a surprisingly poor season from Johnson (2-8, 6.20 ERA), the rotation finished with a 4.81 ERA, second-worst in the majors to only the Minnesota Twins (5.26). This spring, questions regarding pitching still remain. Johnson bolted for the San Diego Padres on a one-year, $8 million deal, leaving a spot vacant in the rotation that manager John Gibbons says is not yet filled. And, with the exception of signing 2008 All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro, Anthopoulos said the Blue Jays were not close to making deals with any other major free agents this off-season, despite rumoured interest in righty Ervin Santana. Still, Anthopoulos is more confident now than he was at the conclusion of last season and feels good moving forward with younger players like right-handers Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison and Kyle Drabek to help fill the void. â€œWeâ€™re going to go as far as our rotation can take us,â€? he said. â€œI think the guys that we have are going to surprise. I feel better about it today than we did in October when we didnâ€™t know what Morrowâ€™s status was going to be, how Drew was going to look in the fall league, how Stroman was going to look in the fall league, or how Drabek was going to emerge from the off-season and how heâ€™s throwing the ball now.â€?
Anthopoulos said he understands the ire of fans, who have criticized both him and the organizationâ€™s lack of activity in the free-agent market. However, he believes the team has enough pitching to contend in the American League East this season and, with time, the moves will pan out as planned. â€œWe believe in these guys, believe itâ€™s going to come, and these guys are going to be successful, especially some of the young guys we have,â€? Anthopoulos said. â€œThereâ€™s a reason they were drafted as high as they were, thereâ€™s a reason they were as highly touted as theyâ€™ve been. The skepticism and all that, I totally understand. It comes with the territory. But I think these guys might really surprise.â€? NOTES: Gibbons said all position players reported on time Thursday. He expects the first full-squad workout to take place on Friday morning. OF Melky Cabrera arrived to camp looking noticeably slimmer and more muscular. On Tuesday, SS Jose Reyes said the 2012 AllStar Game MVP told him heâ€™s in â€œthe best shape of his lifeâ€? and Gibbons echoed that, adding that Cabrera has recovered from surgery in September to remove a benign tumour from his spine. â€œAll indications are that was the cause of it and he should be fine,â€? Gibbons said. â€œHe should be back to normal. Heâ€™s a big part of this team.â€?
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lenge getting use to facing pitching again and seeing curveballs and sliders and some spin on the ball,â€? Braun said about his thumb. â€œThereâ€™s always an adjustment phase but I feel pretty good.â€? Then thereâ€™s the new position. As part of the acclimation process, Braun brought up the possibility of being an â€œall-timeâ€? defender in a minor-league game this spring, meaning he would be a fielder for both sides. Roenicke said he first thought about shifting Braun in 2011. â€œIt wonâ€™t be that easy of a transition, even though heâ€™s a very good left fielder,â€? Roenicke said. â€œItâ€™s different when that ball turns the other way.â€? Braun also declined comment when asked about his relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The former business partners are two of Wisconsinâ€™s biggest stars, and Rodgers expressed disappointment after Braunâ€™s suspension last summer.
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Curling rink joins project
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The 16th annual Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Tarp Auction is March 12 at Bellinis Sonic Lounge at the Red Deer Sheraton Hotel. Businesses bid for the opportunity to display their business name and logo on one of the 56 wagons at Westerner Days Fair and Exposition. The pony chucks are a popular event with as many as 4,000 spectators each night during the fair. All bidders who register before March 7 will be entered into a draw for two weekly admission passes and a parking pass to the fair. Previous tarp sponsors who bring a friend to the tarp auction (and both are successful bidders) will have the chance to display a four-foot-by-eight-foot banner in the chuckwagon bowl for the duration of the races. For more information, contact Peggy Jackson at the Westerner at 403-309-0225 or email pjackson@westerner. ab.ca.
BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A curling rink will be added to Sylvan Lake’s proposed leisure centre, reversing an earlier decision. Including a four-sheet curling rink as part of the complex had been considered previously, but was later dropped because local curlers favoured a six-sheet facility. The local club had already begun fundraising for its own stand-alone facility. However, the collapse of the Sylvan Lake Arena and the town’s plans to fast track the leisure centre led to some rethinking. Mayor Sean McIntyre said it was clear the curling club and town had similar goals, such as creating a venue that had public banquet space, a lounge and office space. The town had also agreed to invest $1.5 million in the curling club’s facility so both were publicly supported facilities. “So having the curling club included in the larger facility is an efficiency for taxpayers. So that’s exciting.” Both leisure centre and curling rink will rely on fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
Joining the two campaigns is expected to make it easier to raise cash. McIntyre said some people were split over which facility to support. “Now those people don’t have to have that conflict,” he said. “For me, one of my greater goals as mayor was uniting our community. That’s where I saw an opportunity here.” Council set a maximum budget of $16.5 million for the leisure facility in December 2012. The town had proposed borrowing $7.9 million for the facility and to tap into another $4.5 million from its reserves and through government grants. It was also hoped that $3.1 million would come from neighbouring summer villages and counties and $2.5 million could be raised through donations, sponsors and user groups. McIntyre said those numbers will have to be revisited now that the scope of the project has changed. Besides a new arena and curling rink, the project will include a four-lane indoor running track, child activity area, seniors and civic events centres, and other meeting, administration and concession areas.
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BLACK HISTORY EVENTS The Central Alberta Refugee Effort will host an evening to wrap up black history month in Red Deer. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hub on Ross, at 4936 Ross St., an evening of entertainment and education will include games, trivia, prizes, music and finger foods. The event will showcase and honour the contributions and culture black Canadians have made to Red Deer. The event runs until 8:30 p.m. and is free for everyone to attend.
SHROVE PANCAKES Celebrate the last day before Lent with pancakes. The annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Leonard’s Anglican church hall, at the intersection of 44th Street and 42nd Avenue in Red Deer, is scheduled for March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission costs $6 or $14 for a family, children six years and younger are free. On top of pancakes, there will also be sausages and beverages.
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Sylvan Lake Curling Club vice-president Bruce Cartwright sees a lot of advantages to joining forces with the town on a single facility. Building a six-sheet rink on the club’s existing footprint was always going to be a tight fit. While losing the sixth sheet will mean passing on hosting some events, five sheets is enough to meet the needs of local curlers. Fundraising, which had been going slowly, will also be simplified. “With the arena collapse we saw an opportunity to renegotiate with the town and open discussions and the town was very amenable to that,” he said. “The other users of the leisure centre also think it’s a great idea. “We’ve got a really good group working together here. I think it’s a really positive move for us.” McIntyre said the town is “full steam ahead” on the project and expects to have an architect chosen by early April and a conceptual design ready for public input in May. A completion date for the new facility has not yet been determined. firstname.lastname@example.org
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With school out for teachers’ convention in Red Deer this week, Colin Henkelman, left, and Zarek Buer get the jump on the weekend as they leap off a snowbank in the playground at Joseph Welsh Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. The two boys were enjoying the bright, sunny day with other children in the after-school program that is ongoing through the convention.
Modernized Stettler school finished after eight years BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF After eight years of stripping drywall, paving, flooring and all other kinds of total remodelling, a modernized Stettler school is not only being hailed as a new community gem, but also an economically efficient one. Work to improve Wm. E. Hay Composite High School started in July 2005 and officially wrapped up last August. The final cost balanced out to be about $12.2 million, coming in $20,000 under budget, according to a recent Clearview Public Schools board meeting. “We’ve only been hearing a lot of positives about the school. ... It came in under budget, which speaks to the excel-
lent work of staff, I think,” said Peter Neale, associate superintendent with Clearview Public Schools. “With any project of this scope, there’s an upward pressure to go over budget. The success here speaks to strength of allowing school boards to manage capital projects. It’s a great example of how we can do it right.” The school, built in 1962, was starting to show its age and required major updating to meet current learning needs, Neale said. “There was nothing structurally wrong with the building. The decision to modernize it came with recognition that it is a really good school and we wanted to see it last for another 30 years.”
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Red Deer Public Schools is making plans for what it wants to do with River Glen School in Red Deer’s Waskasoo neighbourhood once the district acquires it from Chinook’s Edge School Division. The transfer is slated for sometime later this year. Cody McClintock, associate superintendent with Red Deer Public, said they hope to be able to get into the building by the summer to start renovations, which will continue into the fall. “We’d like to look at making the building management system consistent with the rest of our systems so we can remotely control heat and stuff like that in the building and also be able to monitor it remotely,” he said. They will also eventually re-evaluate River Glen’s security and phone systems and discuss the possibility of a card access model for increased safety, he said. Sections of the school’s roof need to be redone and the district has already begun talks with a roofing consultant. “We’ve been able to inspect the roof and believe that will be one of our top priorities,” McClintock said. The work on River Glen calls for $584,000 of the $1.3 million Red Deer Public receives from the province yearly under the infrastructure maintenance renewal program. The district also put aside $30,000 from its own facility maintenance plan for upcoming River Glen projects. The plans to relocate students of the Gateway Christian School Alternative Program in Red Deer in September to River Glen are still a green light, according to McClintock. Meanwhile, the current River Glen students will move to various other Chinook’s Edge schools such as the new Penhold Crossing Secondary School, Jessie Duncan, Poplar Ridge, and schools in Sylvan Lake, Delburne and Innisfail. “It is logical to move into a nice building like River Glen, more modern and up to date than the old downtown campus for Gateway,” McClintock said. “It’s also bigger and can accommodate the entire Gateway program, which is currently split between two locations, the downtown and Pines campuses.” Gateway has 550 students and is continuing to grow each year, he added. He noted River Glen, under a rural board, was also being under utilized in terms of numbers in the city. “It’s a big job trying to get this all done, moving basically two schools to River Glen and still allowing Chinook’s Edge time to get all of their stuff out. Time will be one of the biggest challenges.” The school transfer process is moving slowly due to Chinook’s Edge own plans to subdivide its land, with some land potentially slated for a subdivision development and other parcels to go to the city. “We’re continuing to work with Chinook’s Edge and waiting while they work through that,” McClintock said. No one at Chinook’s Edge was available for comment. River Glen, a kindergarten to Grade 12 school, opened in 1960. email@example.com
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A new fitness area was added with weight equipment and cycles where community spin classes can take place, in addition to serving the physical health needs of students. New flooring, lights, walls and ceilings were also put in place, as well as a new paved parking lot after the school division took on land that was once the home of the community pool. Bathrooms and the plumbing system were updated and a new gymnasium was constructed in the second phase of work. An older wing, a 1969 addition, was also demolished after being determined it was no longer needed. The initial renovation project that started in 2005 was approved for
BRIEFS Penhold daycare evacuated A Penhold daycare was evacuated early Thursday morning after an unusual odour and substance was detected coming from the vents. Penhold fire crews responded to the concerned call about the building on Aberdeen Street around 7:13 a.m. Everyone at Community T.I.E.S. Daycare had been relocated to a nearby community centre and parents were called to pick up their children. According to Fire Chief Jim Pendergast, levels of carbon monoxide were found in the building, along with high levels of heat. Crews also discovered the furnace and duct filters clogged with some kind of substance. With a thermal imaging camera, crews were able to narrow the problem to the furnace area in the basement. ATCO gas employees were brought in and determined the furnace and water heater were both “faulty.” The units were tagged “out of service.” Portions of the street were blocked off for about one and half hours. There were no injuries and no one will be allowed back into the building until the furnace and water heater have been replaced. All services to the building have been turned off until that time. Pendergast said the building is owned by the town. Crews wrapped up their investigation by 9 a.m.
Olds woman wins scholarship Former Olds student Janet Jorgensen snagged a $5,000 scholarship following her engineering placement at AlTerra Engineering Ltd. in Edmonton. Jorgensen was awarded the Leo and Vivian Broks Scholarship for her excellent work during her placement at the firm. The scholarship is awarded to engineering students who have completed their second year of studies and wish to pursue a career in the consulting engineering industry. Jorgensen is a student at the University of British Columbia.
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roughly $6 million by the province, of which $1 million came from the sale of the Waverly School to East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Regional Division. The board found the figure inadequate for the needs of Wm. E. Hay and advocated for more funds, Neale said. In 2007, a bolstered budget was approved by the minister of Education for $12.25 million. Additionally, as part of the modernization package, a furniture and equipment allowance was included, meaning $430,000 went towards new desks, computers, Smart Boards and more, Neale said. “So the new facility comes with new items that just help ensure an even better educational experience,” he said. email@example.com green grass and fireflies. As of Tuesday, campers can go online to reserve spots in the 66 provincial parks. Reservations can be up to 90 days in advance of arrival and there are more than 5,500 individual campsites available, stated a recent news release from Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Also online is a feature that showcases panoramic views of the campsites and an interactive map to easily pick where you want to go. You can also select a campsite based on available amenities such as a boat launch, flush toilets and playgrounds. Reservations for comfort camping, a luxurious alternative to the traditional way of tenting it, open up Feb. 24. This will be the first time comfort campers can make reservations online. There are 17 new comfort camping units compared to last year. Comfort camping, off-the-ground accommodations in a wall tent or canvas style hut, is available at Pigeon Lake, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Miquelon Lake, Lesser Slave Lake (the Nest) and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. It comes with a range of amenities such as dishes, beds, tables and exterior picnic tables and fire pits. According to the province, campers can expect to see upgrades and enhancements to the campgrounds for the 2014 season, including larger fullservice RV sites at Beaver Creek in Cypress Hills Provincial Park and more substantial sites at Vermilion Provincial Park. Two new group camping areas (Blackstone and Calling Lake) have been added to the camping list for 2014, as well as three new campgrounds (Carson-Pegasus, North Buck Lake and Pierre Grey’s Lakes). To plan a camping venture, visit www.reserve.albertaparks.ca and create an account. You can also reserve sites by calling 1-877-537-2757. All sites require a $12 non-refundable reservation fee that must be prepaid via credit card. More than 1.8 million people camped in Alberta’s provincial campgrounds last year.
Two Delburne residents facing drug charges will find out the strength of the Crown’s case against them as they head to a preliminary inquiry. Jerod Fedorak, 29, and Christina Graham, 26, elected to be tried by a judge and jury in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday. They made the election in Red Deer provincial court in front of Judge Jim Mitchell. They both face possession for the purpose of trafficking drugs and possession of stolen property charges. A date for their preliminary inquiry, estimated to take a day, will be determined through the case management office. The two were arrested along with Red Deer residents Ronald Allen Rue, 43, and Christina Charachuk, 29, on May 16 as part of Red Deer’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit first drug raid. At the bust, police found 6.3 kg of marijuana and 28 grams of cocaine. The estimated value of the drugs was $63,000.
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Jail for dangerous driver A Red Deer man with warrants and charges dating back to 2009, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle nearly hitting a police car, will spend the next 13 months in jail. Brandon Kevin Wattie, 27, previously pleaded guilty to some of the charges, but learned his sentence on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court. He received a total of 20 months in jail, but that was reduced to 13 months because of seven months he has already served. Upon his release, Wattie will be on probation for 12 months and be prohibited from driving for 18 moths. He pleaded guilty to a Dec. 14, 2012,
Ex-county worker admits to theft A Red Deer man and former Kneehill County employee accused of stealing more than $100,000 has pleaded guilty to theft. Niall Sharpe, 52, worked for the county in emergency services for six years before resigning in June 2013. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $5,000 on Wednesday in Drumheller provincial court. Sentencing for Sharpe is scheduled for June 26 in Drumheller. Kneehill County is south of Red Deer and surrounds the towns of Trochu and Three Hills. Two other charges of fraud and forgery over $5,000 were also moved to the June 26 court date. An RCMP investigation lasting more than two months indicated Sharpe had obtained money, goods and services through forgery, fraud and theft. He was arrested on Sept. 30, 2013, at his Red Deer home.
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Medicine River Wildlife Centre received a $5,000 helping hand from Telus to upgrade equipment for its education programs. The grant will allow the centre to purchase digital projectors, iPads and portable screens for the popular education programs. The nature centre’s programs teach participants about making informed choices to help the environment. In addition to its interpretive centre, the staff make formal presentations to school children, youth groups, seniors and other group. Staff answer public inquiries, share technical information to veterinary clinics, Fish and Wildlife offices and other wildlife rehabilitation centres, and conduct research to further the profession. Programs are offered from preschool to college level. For more information, visit www. medicineriverwildlifecentre.ca.
incident at a checkstop on Hwy 2. He was in a small sedan and tried to avoid the checkstop by swerving over the solid line. A police officer stopped the vehicle and checked with the driver. The officer returned to his vehicle to run the plates and Wattie took off. RCMP highway members set up an interception spot by Innisfail on the C&E trail. A member noticed the car and turned on his police lights. Police said the sedan Wattie was driving accelerated towards them and nearly struck the police vehicle. The estimated speed of the sedan was about 200 km/h. He pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count of failing to stop for a police officer.
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Two females reported missing by Red Deer RCMP on Wednesday have both been located. Tiana Trinidad, 15, was reported missing by her family, who last saw her at her home in Red Deer on Feb. 14. In the second case, RCMP were looking for 27-year-old Christina Scott. She had been reported missing by her family, who last spoke to her on Feb. 11. Police report that both females were reported to be healthy and safe.
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Dora Cote of Rocky Mountain House is still in the running to win MasterChef Canada, the competitive cooking show that premiered on CTV last month. Cote, a plumber by trade, was selected as one of the top 16 to go head to head with other cuisine connoisseurs and has stayed clear of the judges’ cutting block. Four contestants have been sent home so far. The latest episode aired on Monday and featured the cooks trying their hand at the best burger making and an apple creation in the elimination round. Cote, one of two Albertans competing on the show, impressed the judges with a dish of pork chops, crab apple jelly and corn bread. Cote, 37, has been baking since she was six years old but said she has no real experience in the food industry and has only cooked for her family and friends. The next episode airs February 27-28 & March 1-2 on Monday.
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Tories ready new offer BY MARIA BABBAGE THE CANADIAN PRESS
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TORONTO — The federal Conservatives will submit their latest offer shortly to the provinces and territories in an effort to strike a deal on the Canada Job Grant, a government spokeswoman said Thursday. There were no immediate details of what it contains or whether it incorporates the changes the provinces want before signing on to the contentious federal skills training proposal. The Harper government has been at odds with the provinces and territories over the job grant, which was intended to replace labour funding agreements that expire at the end of March. In last week’s federal budget, the Tories said
they’d launch the program on their own if a deal was not reached by then. Earlier in the day, Ontario urged Ottawa to take action soon, so the fate of provincially run job skills training programs wouldn’t be left up in the air come April 1. With time running out and no reply yet from the federal government, the province said it fears organizations that rely on the money to provide services to about 425,000 out-of-work people would be forced to shut their doors. “That’s a lot of people to be leaving out in the cold for the sake of politics,” said Brad Duguid, Ontario’s minister of training, colleges and universities.
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There’s nothing stopping the Tories from extending the current agreements until a deal on the Job Grant is reached with the provinces and territories, he said. “As of April 1st, if there’s no agreement, there’s actually no funding as far as I know,” he said. Irene Sihvonen of Toronto-area Access Employment, who joined Duguid at his news conference, said the federal money constitutes most of the funding for the not-for-profit organization. “We do fundraising and corporate sponsorship to augment those funds as well and to reach more jobseekers and employers,” she said. “But it is a significant component. We would not be around if the whole funding disappeared, for sure.”
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PULLS COLD STONE CREAMERY BRAND, STREAMLINES MENU BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Doughnuts and ice cream weren’t the best combination for Tim Hortons, after all. Several years after the pairing first launched, the coffee chain is pulling the Cold Stone Creamery brand from its Canadian restaurants, as part of bigger changes that have included removing about Tim Hortons Inc. two dozen items from the (TSX:THI) is doing menu since last fall. away with a number Tim Hortons Inc. of less popular sellers (TSX:THI) chief executive on its menu in order to Marc Caira outlined the make room for more changes as he discussed new and limited-time the company’s year-end items. financial results ThursThe doughnut and day. Further details of its coffee retailer says, five-year strategy will be however, that it will unveiled at an investor continue to offer the conference next week. items until supply is deThe chain is aiming to pleted. make its service faster Among the 24 items and the customer expebeing deleted from the rience easier — a move menu: that it hopes will also ●Mixed Berry boost profits. Smoothie “We will continue to ● Blueberry Danish act decisively and make ● Chocolate Danish tough decisions where ● Double Berry necessary to position our Muffin company for profitable ● Walnut Crunch growth,” Caira said in a doughnut quarterly conference call ● Timbit Dutchie with financial analysts. ● Gingerbread Man He said removing Cold Cookies Stone from the Canadian stores will give many locations space to add express beverage lines. A decision to wind down Cold Stone’s presence in Canada cost Tim Hortons about $19 million in the fourth quarter. The partnership with the American dairy chain that began in 2009 will continue in the Tim Hortons locations in the United States. Other changes to its menu included eliminating Gingerbread Man cookies, and doing away with the raisin nut muffin, as well as doughnuts like the walnut crunch and blueberry fritter.
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Chamber of Commerce president resigns for personal reasons BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer Chamber of Commerce president Tyler Bowman has resigned halfway through his one-year term. The chamber announced his resignation from the board of directors on Thursday. “It’s for personal reasons,” said Bowman. “Sometimes you have to look out for what’s best for the organization and yourself and this is what happens.” Bowman said he plans to continue to work with the chamber. “I look forward to working with them on the policy committees. The chamber has some great projects coming forward.” Bowman works as the special events co-ordinator
at the Downtown Business Association and also has his own company, Bowman Realty. He officially took over as president at the chamber’s annual general meeting last September. He has been on the board since 2010. Second vice-president Reeve Martin, owner of The Property Shop Inc., will take on the president’s duties for the next 18 months. In its statement, the chamber thanks Bowman for his commitment and many volunteer hours that he has given to the group. They say they “look forward to Tyler’s continued involvement with their committees and through their many chamber events.” Martin shares that view. “I’m certainly hoping he’ll stay involved because he did a lot of policy work with the chamber.” email@example.com
WhatsApp deal Facebook’s ‘go big or go home’ moment BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that is redefining the concept of texting while its audience of 450 million users expands at an even faster clip than Facebook itself. The deal sent shock waves through the technology industry because of the staggering price being paid for a four-year-old service that isn’t as well known in the U.S. as it is overseas where WhatsApp has become a hip way to communicate instantaneously. Although the amount of money involved is difficult to comprehend, the reason Facebook prizes WhatsApp is easier to grasp. “This is a ‘go big or go home’ moment for Facebook,” said Benedict Evans, a former cellphone analyst who is now a partner with the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Just as he did nearly two years ago when Facebook bought photo-sharing service Instagram for $715 million, Zuckerberg is trying to ensure that his company doesn’t get left behind as people move to
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WhatsApp is bound to exceed 1 billion users within the next few years to give Facebook even more telling insights into what matters to people. Even at its current size, WhatsApp is already handling an average of 19 billion messages per day. Those daily messages include about 600 million photos. Facebook believes that WhatsApp’s messaging volume already exceeds all the traditional texts sent through the networks of cellphone carriers. Those short messaging services, or SMS, generate about $100 billion in annual revenue while WhatsApp charges just $1 annually after the first year of free usage. By making a big bet on WhatsApp, Zuckerberg is trying to avoid the mistake that one of his heroes, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, made during the late 1990s when the Internet began to trigger an upheaval in business and culture. Gates recognized that Microsoft’s lucrative Windows software franchise could be undermined by a variety of new services made possible by the Internet, but didn’t act on some his early instincts. By the time that Steve Ballmer had succeeded Gates as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, Google Inc. was already way ahead in the lucrative field of Internet search and Apple was gearing up to develop the iPod music player that paved the way for the iPhone.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.65 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 51.71 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.57 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . 10.41 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.55 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.55 Cdn. National Railway . . 61.87 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 173.64 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.60 Capital Power Corp . . . . 22.61 Cervus Equipment Corp 24.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 47.14 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 47.61 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.12 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.67 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.51 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.01 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.49 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 47.46 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.22 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.96 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.73 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.83
Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.63 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.34 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.98 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.52 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.76 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 23.29 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 23.29 First Quantum Minerals . 21.59 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.71 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.77 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.86 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 37.30 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.84 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.93
Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 97.98 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.42 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 15.24 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.29 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.36
Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.80 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 32.30 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 61.23 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.42 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.86 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 40.89 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.84 Canyon Services Group. 11.38 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 28.41 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.870 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.66 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.71 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 95.37
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed with a solid advance Thursday as investors weighed mixed manufacturing data and concentrated on wellreceived earnings from Canadian corporate heavyweights, including grocer Loblaw (TSX:L) and coffee chain Tim Hortons (TSX:THI). The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 90.64 points to 14,210.37. The Canadian dollar fell 0.14 of a cent to 90.1 cents US. New York’s Dow industrials gained 92.67 points to 16,133.23,
the Nasdaq climbed 29.6 points to 4,267.55 while the S&P 500 index added 11.03 points to 1,839.78. HSBC’s preliminary version of its monthly China purchasing managers’ index dipped to a seven-month low of 48.3 from January’s 49.5. Numbers below 50 show activity contracting. But a survey by Markit showed that manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in almost four years in February. Its Flash U.S. Manufacturing index rose to 56.7 from 53.7 in January. Also, the Conference Board’s
Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 55.28 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.73 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.47 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.62 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.53 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 8.86 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.215 Precision Drilling Corp . . 11.92 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 36.73 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.74 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.11 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 10.88 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 63.31 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.44 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 63.95 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.13 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 36.17 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.40 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 31.00 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 53.95 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 66.85 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.19 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 43.85 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.10 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.80 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 39.47 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.84
leading indicator, a measure of future growth, posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year. The gold sector led TSX advancers, up about 4.5 per cent while April bullion fell $3.50 to US$1,316.90 an ounce. Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, announced a US$19- billion purchase of the popular messaging service WhatsApp late Wednesday. Facebook shares ticked $1.57 higher to US$69.63. Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Cli-
ent Group, said the Facebook deal was another example of increased merger and acquisition activity, a very positive sign for markets. “We are seeing tons of M&A, it’s almost every day now or every week” and “that shows that CEOs are confident,” Mills said. The TSX tech sector rose per cent as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) gained 41 cents or 4.1 per cent to $10.41 as the Facebook deal raised optimism that there is value in the smartphone maker’s messaging service. The consumer staples sector was up two per cent as Loblaw reported $183 million or 65 cents per share of quarterly adjusted net earnings, which was 10 cents above estimates. Revenue was up 2.3 per cent to $7.64 billion, also better than expected and its shares climbed $2.01 or 4.75 per cent to $44.29. Tim Hortons posted net earnings of 69 cents a share, up from 65 cents a year ago but below analyst estimates of 77 cents. Revenue was up 10.7 per cent to $898.5 million. The company also said it was raising its quarterly dividend by about 23 per cent and its shares gained $1.04 or 1.79 per cent to $58.98. The base metals segment was up 0.16 per cent with March copper shedding a penny to US$3.28 a pound. The utilities sector led decliners, down 0.56 per cent. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) said Thursday that its quarterly net income was $420 million or 59 cents per share, missing estimates by a penny. It also raised its quarterly dividend by four per cent to 48 cents a share and its shares declined $1.07 to $48.83. The pipeline company’s Keystone XL project suffered a major setback in a Nebraska court Wednesday as a judge
overturned a state law that could have forced landowners to allow the pipeline through their property. The energy sector was off 0.13 per cent as the March crude contract in New York slipped 39 cents to US$102.92 a barrel. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Thursday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,210.37, up 90.64 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,015.00, up 9.12 points TSX 60 — 815.49, up 4.78 points Dow — 16,133.23, up 92.67 points S&P 500 — 1,839.78, up 11.03 points Nasdaq — 4,267.55, up 29.60 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 90.10 cents US, down 0.14 cents Pound — C$1.8482, down 0.03 cents Euro — C$1.5226 up 0.08 cents Euro — US$1.3718, down 0.14 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.92 per barrel, down 0.39 of a cent (March contract)
Gold futures: US$1,316.90 per oz., down $3.50 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $25.001 oz., up 1.6 cents $803.78 kg, up 51 cents ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $0.20 lower $411.20; May ’14 $0.40 lower $421.50; July ’14 $0.30 lower $431.30; Nov. ’14 $0.20 lower $448.90; Jan ’15 $0.10 lower $456.50; March ’15 $0.10 higher $463.60; May ’15 $0.40 lower $467.30; July ’15 $0.40 lower $470.00; Nov ’15 $0.40 lower $466.20; Jan. ’16 $0.40 lower $466.20; March ’16 $0.40 lower $466.20. 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. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 387,840 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 387,840.
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Fewer regular items on the menu leaves more space for new and limited-time items, Caira said. On Thursday, Tim Hortons reported fourthquarter profits grew marginally to $100.6 million from $100.3 million a year earlier. Earnings increased by four cents per share to 69 cents, which fell below analyst estimates of 77 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters. The per share profit increases as the number of shares outstanding decreased by 5.6 per cent over the 12-month period as the company bought
back its own shares. Revenue grew 10.7 per cent to $898.5 million from $811.6 million. Caira said the company remains in the middle of a highly competitive market. Working against it are cheaper alternatives like McDonald’s, and the wider range of coffee flavours offered by Starbucks and Second Cup (TSX:SCU). “I don’t see the climate changing,” he said. “There is very little to no growth in this industry. We happen to be the biggest player in this industry.” During the quarter, same-store sales grew 1.6 per cent in Canada, as customers spent more money at registers. The number of transactions at stores open 13 months declined, though the overall transactions were propped up by new locations.
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The provinces and territories have put up a rare united front over the job grant proposal, which was the centrepiece of the Tories’ 2013 budget. Ottawa has already spent millions of dollars on ads extolling the virtues of the program that doesn’t yet exist. The proposed grant is supposed to provide $15,000 for each eligible worker, with the cost divided equally among Ottawa, the provinces and employers. But the provinces complained Ottawa was covering their portion by diverting federal cash used for provincially run jobs training programs, while forcing the provinces to pony up millions more to cover their portion of the grant. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney offered in December to cover the provincial portion, but no new money has been allocated for it. Earlier this month, the provinces countered with changes that they said would provide more flexibility in how the job grant would be funded, as well as allowing more small businesses to participate. Alberta Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk said the provinces had been expecting a counter-proposal last Friday from Kenney, but it didn’t show.
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C5 Professor develops bio battery RUNS ON SUGAR
It’s most familiar form is granular and white, but it can be brown, yellow or a liquid, it’s found in most of our food and is essential to life, although too much of it in refined form is purported to cause health issues. We know its common form as table sugar or sucrose. Sucrose is in a group called disaccharides, which includes maltose and lactose. Simple sugars are in the monosaccharides group and include glucose, (dextrose), fructose and galactose. These carbohydrates are consumed in massive quantities, with 2012-13 production pegged at over 163 million tonnes. Sugar’s molecular form is made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It can be hazardous and will burn, if it has a source of ignition and the correct air mixture. In 2008, a dust explosion in a Georgia sugar mill killed 14 and injured 40. It is this source of stored energy that intrigued Virginia Tech professor Y.H. Percival Zhang into trying to create an environmentally friendly, biodegradable “bio battery.” His research has brought to fruition an
enzymatic fuel cell that can produce 24 electrons per glucose unit. This equates to 1.8 mW cm−2 or, to put it in more practical terms, about 10 times the energy density of lithium–ion batteries. The fuel cell runs on a maltodextrin solution of about 15 per cent by weight to volume, which gives an energy storage density of about 596 amp hours per kilogram. Zhang’s sugar battery is not the only technology being advanced, but presently it is the only one that has an output 10 times that of the nearest comparable developments. His “sugar” battery contains all biodegradable components and can simply be refilled when it runs out of energy. Compared that to lithium ion, which cannot be recharged and forms hazardous waste when spent. Plus, few countries have lithium as a mineable resource So bio-batteries have some tremendous advantages. Scientists at the Tokyo University of Science, led by Shinichi Komaba, have found a way to use sucrose to enhance the energy storage capabilities of sodium–ion batteries. Sodium-ion batteries are also seen as a cost effective replacement for
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lithium, as it is abundant and cost effective. However, the first attempts to use sodium were rather lacklustre. Nevertheless Shinichi developed a process in which sucrose is heated to 1,500C and that then forms a carbon powder. This “hard carbon” ash, when embedded in the sodium ion battery, can enhance power output some 20 per cent, with the battery producing about 300 mAh. One of the world’s
largest electronics manufacturers, Sony, in conjunction with Kyoto University, have been working on bio-batteries fueled by sucrose. The have had success in the lab and developed a prototype in 2007 that produced 50 mW of power with a 39mm³ cell, and in 2011 demonstrated a prototype battery that used enzymes to convert the glucose in paper into electricity. One day, the lead acid, lithium-ion battery
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Development Officer Approvals On February 18, 2014, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Anders 1. R. Benbow – a 0.4 metre relaxation to the west corner and a 3.1 metre relaxation to the east corner, from the doors to the lane, of a proposed detached garage to be located at 34 Allison Crescent. Vanier Woods 2. McGonigal Signature Homes – a 0.23 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard, to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage to be located at 42 Veronica Close.
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3. Abbey Homes Ltd. – a 1.19 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to the house and a 0.38 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to the deck, of a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 51 Vienna Close. Discretionary Use Laredo 4. Melcor Developments - 4 subdivision signs for the Laredo parade of homes, until December 31, 2015, 1 sign to be located on 22 Street, 2 signs on the corner of 22 Street and 1 sign on Lalor Drive and the corner of Lalor Drive and Lazaro Close.
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Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/A-2014 Site Exception at 4922 –55 Street City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw by adding “health and medical services” as a discretionary use on Lots 5-6, Block 2, Plan 7075AE (4922 – 55 Street). Health and medical uses would be restricted to being secondary to the residential use and would require a minimum of one additional off-street parking stall (in addition to the two offstreet parking stalls required for the residential use). The site is zoned Direct Control District 15 and contains the LaFrance House which is identified as a historically significant house in the HS-Historical Significance Overlay District.
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You may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on March 7, 2014. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403342-8399.
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Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows. That’s a problem even though bumblebees aren’t trucked from farm to farm like honeybees. They provide a significant chunk of the world’s pollination of flowers and food, especially greenhouse tomatoes, insect experts said. And the ailments are hurting bumblebees even more, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. “Wild populations of bumblebees appear to be in significant decline across Europe, North America, South America and also in Asia,” said study author Mark Brown of the University of London. He said his study confirmed that a major source of the decline was “the spillover of parasites and pathogens and disease” from managed honeybee hives. Smaller studies have shown disease going back and forth between the two kinds of bees. Brown said his is the first to look at the problem in a larger countrywide scale and include three diseases and parasites. The study tracked nearly 750 bees in 26 sites throughout Great Britain. And it also did lab
work on captive bees to show disease spread. What the study shows is that “the spillover for bees is turning into (a) boilover,” University of Illinois entomology professor May Berenbaum, who wasn’t part of the study, said in an email. Study co-author Matthias Furst of the University of London said the team’s research does not definitely prove the diseases go from honeybees to bumblebees. But the evidence points heavily in that direction because virus levels and infection rates are higher in the honeybees, he said. Bumblebees can be nearly twice as big as honeybees, can sting multiple times and don’t produce surplus honey, like honeybees. The latest research shows bumblebees are hurt more by disease, Brown said. In general, the average wild bumblebee lives 21 days, but the infected ones live closer to 15 days, he said. And while honeybee hives have tens of thousands of workers and can afford to lose some, bumblebee hives only have hundreds at the most. “It’s like Wal-Mart versus a mom-and-pop store,” Berenbaum said in an interview. Studies have shown that bumblebees provide $3 billion worth of fruit and flower pollination in the United States, while honeybees are closer to $20 billion, Berenbaum said.
The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, February 21, 2014. You may also submit your letter at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.
In accordance with The City of Red Deer Neighbourhood Planning and Guidelines & Standards (2008) the property within legal land description N.E. 1/4 SEC.23, TWP.38, RGE.27, W.4th M., and to be located in the new Timber Ridge neighbourhood, has been identified by Laebon Group for sale as a site for the possible development of a Place of Worship (church). Details as to eligibility, conditions of sale, prices, etc. may be obtained from: Laebon Group 403.346.7273 If this site is not purchased for the purposes listed above by June 30, 2014 (place of worship site) it will be developed with alternative land use options in accordance with direction provided by City Council and the approved Timber Ridge Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan.
Professional beekeeper Tyson Kaiser checks on a feral beehive hosted on a roof since last fall in Los Angeles. Los Angeles city council will vote whether to begin the process of granting urban bees legal residency in residential areas after a lengthy lobbying effort from bee lovers of all stripes.
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BRIEFS Anniversary edition of Tim Russert’s Big Russ & Me out in May NEW YORK — Tim Russert isn’t around to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Big Russ & Me, his bestseller about his dad. But Russert’s son, Luke, is stepping in. Weinstein Books announced that an anniversary edition of Big Russ is scheduled for May release and features a new preface by Luke Russert. A sentimental favourite, the book tells of Tim Russert’s childhood in a working-class neighbourhood in Buffalo, N.Y., and the life lessons he received from his father. In May, Big Russ also will come out as an ebook for the first time. Tim Russert, the longtime political analyst and host of NBC’s Meet the Press, died in 2008 at age 58.
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Author draws from many religions to help people live a spiritual life A Religion of One’s Own By Thomas Moore $32 Gotham Books Publishing
numbs us ... we slump into being religious people with a thick wall between our secular lifestyle and our religious beliefs.” And so, Moore says, we must find the Thomas Moore was raised as Roman sacred in the ordinary, because our souls Catholic and served 12 years as need the sacred. We do this, in a monk while preparing for the part, with art, music, poetry and priesthood. He left the monasby drawing closer to nature. tery before taking priestly vows, There are instructions here and now as a psychotherapist for using the Gospels. We are to is still interested in the state of be healers, to address the depeople’s souls. monic, respect our neighbour His book Care of the Soul set and “wake up and stay awake.” out terms of living in a spiritual He sets out other advice, that way, a book that became a New will require a change in the way York Times best seller. we live. In this book, A Religion of One’s To be fair he also advocates, Own, he has moved further along a return to family traditions, but the same path. in a radical and modified way. The author believes that in Other thoughtful writers are this secular age when, he says, quoted along the way: Ralph WalPEGGY the churches are greying or empdo Emerson, Simone Weil, Karen FREEMAN tying, the need for soul care has Armstrong, and Thoreau and, of not gone away. He suggests a new course, Jung. direction that consists of people It is not a big reach to bebuilding their own religion and lieve that a rich full life can be lived in a he sets out the details of doing and living “church-free” way but I would offer that such a life. communing with nature, reading poetry This book will please some and irritate and listening to music may not fill the soul others. The difficulty might be that people for everyone. And maybe the worst part of raised with no religious instruction will the secular life is suiting yourself, doing never read the book, and those irritated what feels good, looking out for No. 1. may feel that they’ve heard it all before. I enjoyed this book for the most part. He says “the secularism of our culture The author draws from many world reli-
gions, and calls our attention to mystics and prophets. He quotes Jung in calling churches “misery institutes,” because of their heavy hand with rules. That has not been my experience. Moore says “you may need different wording for being religious in a new way: Living a life of reverence, contemplation, solid ethics, developing a sense of wonder and awe, responding creatively to the mysteries.” In what way, I wonder, is this different? He suggests “sex-friendly, thoughtful, moral and kind.” Sounds like thin gruel to me. Thomas Moore has brought up an interesting subject, but he lost me when he got to tea-leaf reading and astrology. Peggy Freeman is a local freelance books reviewer.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, husband Mark Kelly collaborating on gun control book
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NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working on a book about gun control. The Arizona Democrat and her husband, the retired Navy captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, are collaborating on Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence. The book is based on an essay by Giffords that appeared in The New York Times last April, when she responded to the fatal shootings of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. Giffords chastised senators who blocked gun legislation that included expanded background checks and a ban on assault weapons. “‘Enough’ was one of the first words Gabby said to me after we learned about the Newtown, Conn., massacre,” Kelly said. “As Second Amendment supporters and gun owners ourselves, we hope our book rouses the long-overdue conversation our country needs to make responsible changes to our gun laws so that no more precious lives are lost.” Scribner, the books publisher, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced that Enough was scheduled for release in June. Scribner previously published Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience, in which Giffords and Kelly told of the former congresswoman’s miraculous recovery from being shot in the head in 2011.
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GUCCI, PUGLISI FLOUNCE COLOUR IN MOTION new movie, The Tales of Tales, by Italian director Matteo Garrone.
MILAN, Italy â€” The fashion crowd moved on to Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, leaving behind memories of snowy New York and rainy London. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and newcomer Fausto Puglisi launched six days of fashion previews for next fall and winter womenswear looks. Fashion is Milanâ€™s main economic activity â€” and designers mean business: The Milan runways showcase apparel, shoes and handbags that create revenues of some 15 billion euros ($20 billion), according to a new study for the business daily Il Sole 24 Ore, or onequarter of Italyâ€™s entire fashion industry. The good news for Italyâ€™s economy, which remains in the doldrums overall, is that fashion exports are on the rise, hitting a record 45 billion last year.
Gucciâ€™s luscious textures Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucciâ€™s lusciously textured looks for next winter â€” from supple leather to shaggy fur. â€œI love it. I want to touch everything. â€œItâ€™s so soft, and so beautiful,â€? Hayek said after the womenswear preview show for next fall and winter that marked the launch of Milan Fashion Week. Gianniniâ€™s looks for next fall and winter are soft in both colour and mood â€” even if sticking with decidedly Gucci and winter materials like leather and fur. The colours were snatched from your favourite Crayola box of yesteryear: cornflower blue, sage green, brushed pink blush â€” set off by neutrals in tan, black and camel. A-line Nappa leather mini dresses had ruffled fronts â€” a testament to the suppleness of the materials. Waistlines were higher, and hemlines were short, showing off kneehigh leather high-heeled boots. Suits were slim-fitting, contrasting nicely with shaggy colored furs that give a carefree flounce with every step. For evening wear, there were romantic leather mini-dresses with bejeweled tops â€” worn with big crystal bracelets.
Projecting female power Salma Hayek is all about female power. Itâ€™s at the heart of the â€œChime for Changeâ€? project she is running with Gucci designer Frida Giannini and singer Beyonce. And it is in the strong leather look she wore to Gucciâ€™s front row. Hayek wore a mod leather beret with a double-breasted leather jacket, skirt and black patent leather platform boots from Gucciâ€™s pre-fall 2014 collection. The look was set off with a purple python fringe shoulder bag. Hayek hinted that there will be some news soon on the â€œChime for Changeâ€? â€” a Gucci project launched last year to promote education, health and justice for girls and women throughout the world. On her movie career, Hayek says she starts work this spring on a
Romantic naturalism Alberta Ferrettiâ€™s looks appear to have sprung from the woodlands, crafted from feathers, finished in fur and draped in romantic lace. Ferretti said the looks were created â€œfor women who are real and a little special.â€? Sheâ€™s a hunter: Wispy feathers formed a skirt while black feathers provide a sturdy armour for the breast.
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Models wear creations for Gucci womenâ€™s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, this week. Sheâ€™s a romantic: draped in sheer pleated fabric accented with contrasting lace. Sheâ€™s practical nymph: woolen laden shifts provide sturdy elegance. Sheâ€™s a landscape itself: jacquard detailing form concentric circles that give shape and texture to a dress, finished at the hemline and neckline with tufts of feathers. Colors were earthy olive, orange, crimson and blues. Ferretti completed the looks with strappy sandals were worn with ankle socks, or romantic ballerinas. Flounce that! â€œDid you see life, movement?â€? Italian designer Fausto Puglisi asked back stage.
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Dear Annie: My girlfriend of two years has just asked whether we should move in together. I am currently living with my parents, so we would be living at her place. I’m not sure how to respond to “Dayna’s” request. I don’t want her to think I don’t like her. But at the age of 27, I still wet the bed. Whenever I am at Dayna’s place, I never let myself fall asleep for fear of soiling both MITCHELL her mattress and our relation& SUGAR ship. I always find a reason to leave before morning. How do I broach this subject with her? — Bedwetter Dear Bedwetter: Childhood enuresis that persists into adulthood often runs in families. (Adult-onset enuresis may be a result of diabetes, sleep apnea, urinary tract infections and neurological disorders.) First, see your doctor to find out whether you can get this under control. Discuss medications and exercises to increase bladder capacity. Limit your beverage intake so you aren’t drinking past late afternoon. Alcohol and caffeine can aggravate the condition. You are under no obligation to move in with Dayna regardless of the reason. But this issue is likely to come up at some point in the future, so you should work on the conversation you will need to have. It is important that you be honest, that you make it clear that you are working on it (which you should be) and that you will take precautions so she is not inconvenienced. We hope she will care enough about you to be understanding. Dear Annie: I need some advice as to whether I should report a neighbour to our local sheriff or state police. He wears a loaded revolver on his hip all the time, and I don’t know whether he has a permit to carry. This neighbour frightens me. He once said, “Nobody fools with me,” and then patted the gun. None of my neighbours likes or respects this man. I have yet to meet a single person who speaks well of him. He is weird and scary. My concern is that this potential crackpot could go bananas and shoot someone. I would feel terrible if there was something I could have done to prevent a tragedy. What should I do? — Concerned Neighbour in Pennsylvania Dear Concerned: Being “weird and scary” does not prevent your neighbour from obtaining a licence to carry a gun in your state. This is a problem with people who have no prior evidence of mental illness, but who may, in fact, be mentally unbalanced. We have no way of knowing whether they will shoot up a school or a post office until they do. If you suspect your neighbour does not have a valid licence, you can report him to the police and ask that it be checked out. Otherwise, there’s not much you can do but keep an eye open for signs of increased agitation, major depression or out-of-control behaviour. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Less Generous,” who sent presents to the grandkids and made casseroles for the neighbours, but never received a thank-you of any kind. Forget them. They are ungrateful people. Instead, give your gifts and energy to people who will appreciate them. Visit nursing and care centres. Spend money on toys for kids in hospitals. Give to the needy. A lot of nice people would be thrilled to receive a casserole. Help those who are grateful. It gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. You can still send a card to the ingrates if you want to. — H.S. in Omaha, Neb. Dear H.S.: Giving to those in need is always a good alternative. Thanks. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Brent Butt almost a movie star BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Brent Butt said he was aiming for “gritty” rather than “slapstick” when he wrote the script for his first movie, a comic thriller. Never mind that his character, hapless amateur detective Leo Falloon, appears with a luggage stand stuck to his backside in the movie trailer — Butt still insists there will be no scenes “of anyone falling over ladders backwards” in No Clue, which is pegged for a March 7 release. “There will be things in the movie that happen to be funny, but this is a dark and gritty thriller. I get into actual danger. I get strangled and beaten up,” said Butt, who didn’t want to play “zany or wacky,” like Don Knotts in the 1966 classic, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. He believes his Canadian-made film is more in the vein of the Coen brothers’ Fargo or Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man, combining comic overtones with escalating tension. “I’ve always liked The Thin Man series because (it’s) actual murder mysteries that happen to be funny,” said Butt. The comedian who’s best known for his Corner Gas TV series is on a crosscountry movie-promotion/standup comedy tour that hits Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 26. His Almost a Movie Star Tour will bring new and some older material to the stage, since that’s what fans like and have come to expect, said Butt. He won’t specify what topics will factor into the show because his conversational standup routines fluctuate, and he doesn’t want audience members waiting around for jokes that don’t happen. While his movie trailer will be shown on a big screen at the Memorial Centre, audience members shouldn’t expect his film experiences to come up, since Butt doesn’t find filmmaking to be an overly hilarious process. “When you’re making a movie, you
BRENT BUTT Who: Comedian Brent Butt When: 7:30 p.m.,Wednesday, Feb. 26 Where: Red Deer’s Memorial Centre Tickets: $43 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre have to have your head down . . . . You have a short block of 20 days (for the shooting), so while there are a lot of laughs, you have to get to work.” Luckily he found his co-stars in No Clue, U.S. actors Amy Smart (Varsity Blues) and David Koechner (Anchorman 2), easy to work with. Smart portrays Kyra, the femme fatale who walks into the wrong office and mistakenly recruits Leo, an advertising salesman, to help find her missing brother. “There was a really good chemistry between us,” said Butt, who noted Smart’s character exudes the kind of sexually that would make Leo — who usually has no higher aspiration than getting home for dinner — pretend to be a detective and follow her into danger. Butt also praised Koechner for being super funny in his scenes as Leo’s best friend, Ernie. Koechner is best known for playing obnoxious outside salesperson Todd Packer in The Office TV series, and Champ Kind in the Anchorman films. In fact, he was filming Anchorman 2 at about the same time he took on the Ernie role, so Butt is grateful the shooting schedules did not conflict. No Clue’s schleppy hero, Leo, is portrayed by the 47-year-old Saskatchewan native as an affable underachiever. Butt said, “He’s a good guy, and his heart’s in the right place, but he’s pretty complacent. He lives a lower middle-class life and likes it because he doesn’t have to work too hard . . . . ” Leo would never have opted to help
Best known for his Corner Gas TV series, Brent Butt is on a cross-country tour that hits Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Kyra, if he knew what he was getting into, said Butt, who admitted that the movie required more acting of him than any of his previous projects. “I’m dealing with situations, here, where I’m (supposed to be) really terrified and in trouble — where my life is really on the line.” Butt said he tried to act without appearing to be acting — something he believes he accomplished by focusing really hard on what his co-stars were saying, then reacting to it. “I try to feel the situation. Once people see you are acting, it’s not working.”
The comedian, who lives in Vancouver with his wife, actor Nancy Robertson, said he is looking forward to his movie opening across Canada. “It’ll be a pretty wide release for a Canadian independent film. It’ll open in 20 to 30 larger markets,” with the potential to expand into smaller ones, depending on the audience reception. In the meantime, Butt isn’t adverse to doing another television series. He said he’s “fleshing out” a new TV script: “I have an idea I’m pretty excited about . . . hopefully, someday I will sell it to somebody.” email@example.com
Cowboy-beat poet enjoys gritty, story-driven tunes BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Alt-country singer Ridley Bent says there’s something about being on stage with a twangy guitar and a honky-tonk piano playing . . . . “It’s the funnest time in the world!” This sentiment would have surprised Bent’s younger self — for when the Nova Scotia-born, Alberta-bred musician was growing up, country music was something his father, a Canadian soldier, played on the guitar. “He called himself a three-chord, countrybum strummer,” recalled Bent. Since country music was his dad’s domain, he did not think the genre was very cool. Instead the 41-year-old — who performs his gritty, story-driven tunes on Saturday, March 1, at The Hideout in Gasoline Alley, south of Red Deer — grew up listening to The Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine. But some of his father’s strumming must have stuck, for when Bent started writing his own tunes at the age of 27 (“I got into it late,” admitted the former ski resort and hotel worker), he came up with a funky blend of country and rap that was christened “hickhop.” His unorthodox first album, Blam, caught the critics’ attention in 2009. It
Ridley Bent will perform his brand of country/rock-flavoured songs at The Hideout on Saturday, March 1. produced the hit tune Suicidewinder, and spawned some hybrid country/hiphop fans. Bent admitted these early supporters weren’t impressed when he was lured into writing more country/rock-
flavoured songs, in the vein of Tom Petty, Lyle Lovett or Dwight Yoakam for his next couple of albums. Buckles and Boots (2010) and Rabbit on My Wheel (2012), contain no trace of hip hop, but they got him into conten-
tion for roots artist and group of the year awards with the Canadian Country Music Association. As well, his song Nine Inch Nails, off the Buckles and Boots album, won the eighth annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Country Song. Bent explained that the crack country musicians he was playing with showed him the genre could be a lot of fun to play, more or less straight up. It also appealed that country drew an older, more respectful audience that paid more attention to his lyrics than the youth-oriented rap/party crowd. While Bent, who has lived in Germany and across Canada, including Cold Lake and Calgary, intends to record another hick-hop album one day, he’s sticking with more rockin’ country for his new release, Wildcard. It’s due out in March and is filled with his usual cast of oddball characters — gamblers, drifters, ne’er-do-wells, and love-struck fools. “If you’re a fan of Ridley Bent’s, you can always get into my lyrics,” said the singer, who’s been called a cowboy beat-poet for his funny/sad/witty songs that weave whole worlds out of a few words.
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Guitarist Jesse Cook no stranger to Olympic moments BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF He’s a world-class musician, not athlete, but guitarist Jesse Cook has more than his share of Olympic moments. In 2006, Irina Slutskaya figure skated to Cook’s Mario Takes a Walk instrumental and won a bronze medal for Russia at the Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. It happened again when silvermedal winning Russian pairs skaters Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov completed their short program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics to a medley that included Cook’s tune Surrender. “No one ever thinks to call me first,” said the chuckling guitarist, who performs on Friday, Feb. 28, at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. After posting “If they win, do I get a medal too?” on his Facebook page during the Sochi Games earlier this month, dozens of supporters commented on how much his flamenco and newage compositions mean to them. One female fan revealed that she regularly paints to Cook’s guitar tunes,
JESSE COOK Who: Guitarist Jesse Cook When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Where: Red Deer’s Memorial Centre Tickets: $53.15 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre while another recalled walking down the aisle to one of his instrumentals. Besides all this adoration, Facebook has also provided Cook with some interesting — and surprising — insights into his international fan base. “I was shocked to discover that out of the Top 10 cities, where people like my music, we haven’t played in five of them. Out of the Top 20, there are about 10 that we haven’t played in,” he said. Tehran, Bagdad and Jordan fans have not yet been able to catch a live performance by Cook. But that’s not to say the guitarist has been cooling his heels in North America.
Among countries where Cook has toured are Lebanon, Dubai, Korea, Singapore, Japan and China. He’s also played in various locations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. And soon Russian fans will be able to catch Cook in concert, as he’s embarking on his first-ever tour of that country — obviously overdue given the affinity Russian figure skaters have for his music. Anyone who sees Cook on the Russian tour — or this Western Canadian one — will see different sides of the musician. Cook will still play rumba/flamenco selections, but will also perform sparer tunes from his last album, The Blue Guitar Sessions. It was inspired by the Miles Davis era, and entailed Cook exhaustively searching for the right-sounding mid’60s microphone to warm up sounds on the recording. He finally found a bulky period piece in Los Angeles and purchased it from a private collector. Cook’s sound quality obsession, he admits, strays into “geek” territory, but is a side-effect of writing, playing and producing each album according to his own vision.
The Blue Guitar Sessions includes a couple of vintage covers — I Put a Spell on You and Ne Me Quitte Pas, both popularized by Nina Simone. It also features a dozen original Cook compositions, such as Witching Hour, an accordion-accented piece that hints at his Parisian roots. The musician was born in Paris to film director John Cook and his wife, Heather, a former CBC-TV producer. They later divorced and Cook moved to Canada with his mother. Cook admitted the biggest challenge in making this 2012 album — even greater than finding the right mike — was putting aside his own propensity for filling up “space” in his music with instrumentation. “I just tried to work (mainly) with two guitars and leave a lot of space. If I added all these different instruments, the sound would lose something.” While Cook is not a minimalist and intends to return to a fuller sound for his next album, due out in 2015, he appreciates what Claude Debussy once said: “that music is not about the notes, but the space between the notes.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fallon sells the hell out of his niceguy persona BY WILLA PLASKIN ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES
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NEW YORK — Jimmy Fallon kicked off his tenure as the new host of The Tonight Show in hardcore unassuming mode. In the new terminology of the title, Fallon is the star of the show — The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon instead of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno — but his first episode had a deep “aw shucks, can you believe I’m here and that so many famous people like me!?” vibe. Fallon’s move to an earlier time slot has been heralded as a way to make late night younger and hipper. Fallon, just by being Fallon, is automatically younger and hipper than Leno. But the tenor of his first episode was not “here’s something crazy and new” so much as “I’m a good kid, I promise, please let me take this show out for a drive.” The show kicked off with Fallon, looking simultaneously excited and nervous, coming out onto a New York City stage in light gray suit — a sartorial break from Leno’s dark suit tradition — and doing a very low-key, jovial but not particularly jokey introduction of himself, house band the Roots, his parents, and the show’s regular format, all of it about as first-day-of-school as The Tonight Show can get. Fallon gave some brief biographical details. (“I’m 39 years old,” etc.) He introduced his sidekick. He expressed immense gratitude for the gig. “If you guys let me stick around long enough,” Fallon said, “maybe I’ll get the hang of it.” Fallon’s appeal is how earnest and energetic he is: the king of comedic kindness. He has an infectious enthusiasm not marred by any of the edge or irony of other late night stalwarts. Fallon is always happy to be there, always happy that his guests are there, and always happy you are there, too. But his opening bit revealed just how much Fallon and his staff understand the power — and not just the authenticity — of Jimmy’s ultimate-nice-guy persona: they sold the hell out of it. The opening bit was also a great way to avoid — or at least not to lead with — the one late night skill Fallon is not particularly good at: the monologue. (Jimmy’s a song and dance man: His show, held down by the Roots, is best when it’s a variety show.) After introducing himself, Fallon bopped back on stage to do some jokes — all Olympics related — but he got to keep this section short, before moving on to what he does better: being really adorable and jazzed with celebrities. At his new desk for the first time, Fallon cracked that the friend who said he would never host The Tonight Show now owed him $100 bucks. This cued a parade of famous people coming to slap $100 down on his desk: Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Mike Tyson, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert. At some point this stopped being a joke and became a smiling, tedious show of force: look at all these famous people endorsing the new host of The Tonight Show! No, really, look at them.
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Steps Through Time, currently on display at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, is a look back on the evolution of select sports footwear. The examples provide a glimpse into the history of sporting equipment and the modifications that made it faster, safer and more comfortable.
EXHIBITS RED DEER GALLERIES showing at Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch until to March 2. ● Steps Through Time is a look back on the evolution of select sports footwear now on at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore the progression and evolution of various equipment, glimpse the history and the modifications, that make sports equipment, to make it faster, safer and more comfortable. See www.ashfm.ca, or phone 403-341-8614.
LIVE DATES ● The Vat presents the Glorious Sons from Kingston on March 20 to perform their original rock and roll music. ● The Centrium hosts Hedley on April
6 with Classified and USS as special guests. On April 10, standup phenomenon Jeff Dunham will be on stage as part of his Disorderly Conduct Tour along with his sidekicks including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, Peanut, José Jalapeño, and Little Jeff. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000. ● The Memorial Centre welcomes back Jesse Cook on Feb. 28 on his Blue Guitar Tour. John McDermott will be at the Memorial Centre on April 4 as part of his Twentieth Anniversary Tour. Tickets available from Black Knight Ticket Centre, 403-755-6626. To have your establishment’s live bands included in this space, fax a list to Club Dates by 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 403-341-6560 or email email@example.com.
A long-delayed Valentine to a secret dirty love IF LOVING HIM IS WRONG, I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT BY HANK STUEVER ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES
TOSH.0 they are, intellectually and emotionally: the show’s preferred demographic audience is at that stage when they are learning, firsthand, that not everyone in the world thinks, looks or acts alike. The world’s diversity and demands sit like hot sauce on their young taste buds: What’s OK? What’s not OK? What can you say online? I’m talking about that time of life when someone raises his hand in a Sociology 100 class (usually a dude, not always) and asks why, if there’s a Black Student Union, there can’t also be a White Student Union? Tosh.0 thrives on that kind of blundering exploration of race, class, gender, life. It is really a TV show about a man who never quite got past his post-graduation jadedness — or who has made a splendid act of pretending to be the guy who enters the world and immediately sets about disliking it. Similarly, Tosh.0’s audience is caught in that tantalizing space where higher learning and a guiding set of ethics are either going to take root or not. Tosh.0 thrives in a world where a little racism or misogyny or homophobia makes perfect logical sense — if you’re sort of a jerk. Tosh.0 invites everyone to be sort of a jerk. Most shrewdly, it’s also an excellent place to make fun of jerks. After a video of a man cutting down
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I have vague memories of giving Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 a tepid review when it premiered, coming up on five years ago (“On Comedy Central, a net zero” was the headline), and I wouldn’t remember those 491 words at all except for two reasons: 1. The offense taken by Tosh and his current or former staff (and his fans) about that review, which to this day reaches me through a second- or thirdhand source when I least expect it. 2. My pangs of regret about that review, seeing as how Tosh.0, which returns for its sixth season Tuesday night, eventually became one of my “off-duty” shows that I watch every week simply for the sick, cruelly cool pleasure of it. Therefore, it’s not entirely fair that the only words I’ve published about the show were dismissive. So, as I’ve done with Community and Game of Thrones and other shows I got half-wrong (or all wrong) the first time I reviewed them, this is a long-delayed Valentine to my secret dirty love, Daniel Tosh. If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right. www.carnivalcinemas.net On camera, Tosh, who 5402-47 St. Red Deer is now 38, appears to be MOVIE LINE 346-1300 everything his detractors AMERICAN HUSTLE 14A WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D PG say he is: jerk, troll, ob- Coarse lang. 1:30, 4:00 3:30, 7:05, 9:50 noxious man-brat, com- AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 14A THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY PG 1:10, 7:20, 9:55 plete jackass. He wants 1:15, 7:25 PG only to say what one I FRANKENSTEIN THE WOLF OF WALL STREET 18A frightening scenes. should not say, but unlike Violence, Sexual content. Not rec. for young children 7:00, 10:15 Substance abuse 12:45, 3:20, 9:10 other comedians who spe- KUNG FU PANDA G 12 YEARS A SLAVE 14A cialize in that sort of thing 1:00, 4:05 Brutal Violence. Disturbing content purely for shock value, he THE HUNGER GAMES: 1:00, 3:35, 7:10 instead has come to per- CATCHING FIRE PG DELIVERY MAN PG 12:50, 3:40, 7:00, 9:45 sonify our worst impulses Coarse lang., mature subject matter 10:05 PT as anonymous online com- SAVING MR BANKS Mature subject matter 1:05, 3:45, 7:15 LAST VEGAS PG menters. 10:00 In his television and ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND Carnival Cinemas is CASH ONLY 14A comic persona (and per- CONTINUES Before 6pm $4.00 after 6pm $6.00 Language may offend. Crude All Day Tuesday $4.00 3D add $2.50 haps in life), he accesses content 3:50, 10:05 what could, in a humorless clinical sense, be described as rationalized examples of racism and sexism: he affirms longstanding and socially unacceptable stereotypes (women are bad drivers, for example) and then weakens those beliefs by making himself the smartmouth who declares it so. It’s up to you to recognize, • Gluten Free • No MSG privately or by hashtag, if his riffs and rants ring • No additives or preservatives true or if they ring abhorrently false. Teenagers and college #5 4324-54 Avenue, Red Deer kids and regressive adults love Tosh.0 — they get (one block south of Carnival Cinemas) Tosh, they interact with Tosh online (he has more 403-347-7274 NOW than 9 million Twitter followers) — because he OPEN Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Sat. 9-4 meets them right where
a tree that then falls disastrously onto his house, Tosh remarks: “Next time go to Home Depot and pick up a couple of good, strong Mexicans like a normal person.” After a video of a man using pliers to pull out what appears to be his neighbor’s last remaining upper tooth, Tosh says: “If you don’t go to a Jewish dentist, you might be a redneck.” (After the tooth is successfully yanked from the gum and the patient swigs Jack Daniel’s from a bottle, Tosh adds: “In fairness, the gingivitis did most of the work.” And one more: “This is the most painful thing he could imagine besides seeing a black person become president.”) But let’s not overthink it, either. Tosh.0 is still primarily a TV show about the Internet, literally and thematically.
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BENT: Writes songs by putting a twist on a popular catch-phrase Like blues musician Mose Allison, Bent often approaches songwriting by putting a twist on a popular catch-phrase. For instance, Fill Your Boots, off the upcoming album, is a ballad about one of Bent’s hard-living, archetypal characters — a trucker who becomes a gambler, loses all his money and begins chasing a woman at the Calgary Stampede. The expression “fill your boots” comes to describe excess. Kicking up dust becomes associated with leaving town in a song of the same name, while Brooklyn, TX becomes the name of a free-spirited woman the narrator is trying to win back in another tune. Bent, who moved to Winnipeg after falling in love and marrying a Winnipegger, said The Most Beautiful Woman tries to capture the effusive emotions that come with falling for someone. “It’s like wow, this is amazing! It’s so awesome. We’re on fire!” The songwriter who has been called “an exceptionally literate lyricist,” generally doesn’t have too much trouble finding words for songs, either by himself or with co-writers — although he tends to labour over his lyrics with frequent rewrites and edits. The tunes are another matter. “There’s a magic to writing songs. When I think of a melody, I don’t know where it comes from. All of a sudden, it’s there. ... “As a songwriter, you train yourself to remember these melody lines,” said Bent. To ensure that he does, he hums his new-found tunes into his iPhone. Admission for his 9 p.m. show is $10 at the door. For more information, call 403-348-5309. firstname.lastname@example.org
Netflix has tarnished bingewatching’s good name BY MIRIAM KRULE ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES
It’s been four days, more than 100 hours, and I still haven’t finished Season 2 of House of Cards. I’ve gotten past the big Episode 1 spoiler. And I’ve made it through a few more predictably “shocking” chapters. But I haven’t finished. And it’s not because I think binge-watching is bad — I don’t buy any of those arguments. I’ve binged on many shows in the past year alone. Six Feet Under I completed in a month this summer. I devoured all three seasons of Borgen in the final weeks of 2013, and I relished every minute. I started watching TV in earnest in college, so if a show ran before 2006, chances are I binged on it while putting off a paper on Kant or possibly an assignment for Slate. Veronica Mars ? Binged that during finals freshman year. Then again in anticipation of the movie. But Netflix has tarnished binge-watching’s good name. Much has been written about the joys of bingewatching. Slate’s TV critic, Willa Paskin, described it as “the classy way of watching too much TV, the rebranding of a previously disdained activity that makes the sedentary life palatable to those people — say New York Review of Books readers! — who would once have foresworn it.” Less than 24 hours before Season 2 of House of Cards, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang wrote in Slate in praise of the practice, calling it “restorative,” and highlighting how “it’s a way [for people] to reclaim their time and attention in a rushing, distracting world.” He goes on to explain that for many, it’s a reward. Binging on Six Feet Under, Borgen, Veronica Mars — those shows felt like rewards, little presents I got to open whenever I felt like it. They offered a way to relax, and yes, reclaim my time. After all, I was on my own time. I’m sure others were binging on Borgen
at the same moment, but we were not trying to keep pace with each other — no one was dictating a time period for us to finish so we could then chat about it. The show had run its course, and people who came well before us wrote the think pieces that we could now happily devour. There was no race to finish because no one cared when we finished. And then there’s House of Cards. In many ways I can’t stop watching House of Cards. But binge-watching House of Cards the weekend it comes out does not feel like a relaxing reward. It has nothing to do with reclaiming time and everything to do with time being dictated to you. Sure, in theory, you can watch whenever you want. But if you’re on Twitter, you’re surrounded by people tweeting spoilers and bragging about finishing. Magazines and blogs publish pieces that will only make sense if you’ve “caught up.” One of the most enjoyable ways to consume seasons of TV has become a social obligation. No one has explored this as well as Portlandia. Think of the sketch in which a man and woman start watching Battlestar Galactica before going to a party, only to get sucked in so deep they abandon all sanity, calling in sick to work, forgetting to pay for electricity, chanting “next one, next one.”* This sort of behavior is crazy — but it’s a fun, personal sort of crazy. Now think of that other Portlandia sketch, in which friends sit down for coffee, but instead of discussing what they’ve read, they try to one-up each other by asking if the other has read as much as they have, until they’re literally eating the pages of a magazine. The Netflix push to “watch it now” makes TV feel like a race, one that I have no interest in running. Miriam Krule is a writer for Slate.
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FALLON: Made a few tweaks (Points to Fallon, though, for having Joan Rivers on his very first episode, the first time she’s appeared since Carson banned her in the late ’80s.) Fallon made a few nice tweaks to the standard Tonight Show structure. He came back from the first commercial break with his and Will Smith’s “History of Hip-Hop Dance,” the show’s sure-thing viral video, instead of waiting to use it during their interview. He also inserted U2’s musical performance — on the roof, at sunset — into the middle of the show, instead of saving it for the end. His interviews with Smith and U2 — Fallon didn’t risk skewing too young in his debut — were good-natured and meandering and not particularly interesting until U2 performed an acoustic song on Fallon’s couch. At the end of the episode, everyone on stage stood up and cheered. Fallon and his guests all seemed very, very happy to be there. If “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” promised one thing, it’s that everyone involved always will be. Willa Paskin is Slate’s TV critic. Photo by ADVOCATE news services
TOSH: Comedy with a whole lot of vomit on the side It is filled with videos that capture moments of terrible decisions and painful outcomes: skaters and urban acrobats and base jumpers mauling themselves in amateur stunts; a man attempting to slice a watermelon with a machete who instead cleanly slices his hand open. Broken bones sticking out of flesh; dogs defecating on car seats. Successful Tosh.0 videos are the stuff of Russian dashboard cams capturing car accidents and convenience-store security cams capturing all of the idiocy that can possibly occur in a convenience store. It’s people accidentally setting themselves on fire. It’s impromptu surgery on an infected, ingrown toenail. It’s a whole lot of vomiting. And most of it has already been seen by millions, who were first linked to it from sites such as Reddit, Gawker, BuzzFeed, anywhere. When it debuted in 2009, Tosh.0 was billed as a digest of shockingly funny, gross or embarrassing videos that had recently gone viral, which provided Tosh, in his role as the ur-commenter, ample opportunity to mock the everyday people in them. The show went on the air at just the point when your television and your computer and your phone all started to merge across platforms. My initial mistake was to view Tosh.0 alongside its perceived competitors: G4 launched and later canceled a show called Web Soup in which Chris Hardwick snarked wise about viral videos. At the time, most of the latenight talk shows were dabbling in the latest Internet sensations; local news stations also discovered they could fill their 11 o’clock news with whatever YouTube was coughing up from the grand theater of human misbehavior making the digital rounds that day. For all its venom, Tosh.0 has somewhat ingeniously stuck with one of its original features, called a “web redemption,” in which the (sometimes unwitting) star of viral video who has been mocked globally by millions of viewers is invited to participate in a sketch — a redemption — in which Tosh makes more fun of them but also somehow makes it all better. Recent episodes redeemed a lovesick man who made an awkward birthday mash-note video for a female friend; or Lohanthony, a happily hypereffeminate adolescent boy with a popular YouTube
The insults never cease on Tosh.O. Host Daniel Tosh mocks white people, black people, blind people, deaf people, little people, gay people, transgender people, you name it. He doesn’t like spin classes or CrossFit enthusiasts, or people who propose marriage in grandiose public displays. channel. This season’s redemptions will include a young woman who broke both ankles jumping off a roof at a backyard pool party and a troupe of dancing drag queens called the Prancing Elites, whose inclusion in a Christmas parade upset residents of a small Alabama town. Often the people seen on the “web redemption” are all too happy to be getting more attention, but not always. Submitting themselves to Tosh’s whims would seem unwise — a surefire way to suffer more abuse, to expose an original embarrassment to even more embarrassment. But along with his image as a sort of professionally licensed bully, Tosh covertly plays the sympathizer here. Unless I’m misreading certain cues, he seems almost protective of these accidentally, fleetingly famous subjects. Tosh.0 is one of the few places where anyone bothers to seek out such people and find out what happened to them after the Internet chewed them up, spit them out and left them behind. Tosh’s viciousness as a comedian extends to the culture at large. In a satirical art form dating back at least to David Letterman’s earliest derision of General Electric (which owned NBC back when Letterman was on NBC), Tosh loves to insult most of the rest of Comedy Central’s programming. Biting the hand that feeds you is, of course, no longer a counterintuitive branding strategy (the network gave Tosh another show in 2012, a cartoon about park rangers called Brickleberry). The insults never cease: Tosh mocks blind people, deaf people, little people, gay people, transgender people, you name it. He doesn’t like spin classes or CrossFit enthusiasts, or people who propose marriage in grandiose public displays, or guys who grow “Movember” mustaches for cancer awareness, or those sometimes saccharine videos of returning sol-
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LONE SURVIVOR (14A) (GORY BRUTAL VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI-SUN 9:35; MON-THURS 9:45 THE NUT JOB (G) SAT 1:40; SUN 2:40 ENDLESS LOVE (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; SAT-SUN 1:40, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; MONTHURS 7:05, 9:50
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3 DAYS TO KILL (14A) SCREENING WED 1:30
RIDE ALONG (PG) (VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 5:00, 7:40, 10:15; SAT 7:40, 10:15; SUN 5:00, 10:15; MON-THURS 7:20, 9:55 THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 3:30, 6:20, 9:30; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:30; MONTHURS 6:30, 9:35 POMPEII 3D (14A) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; SAT 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; SUN 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; MON-THURS 7:25, 10:15 POMPEII (14A) STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING WED 1:30
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THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (18A) FRI 4:20, 6:50, 9:35; SAT 1:00, 4:20, 6:50, 9:35; SUN 1:00, 3:25, 7:30, 9:50; MONTHURS 6:50, 9:40 WINTER’S TALE (PG) (VIOLENCE,FRIGHTENING SCENES) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 3:40, 6:30, 9:50; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:50; MON-THURS 6:35, 9:30 WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER - 2014 () SUN 6:00 CATS & DOGS () SAT 11:00 TAKEDOWN: THE DNA OF GSP (14A) (COARSE LANGUAGE,NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN,BRUTAL VIOLENCE) SAT 3:30
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diers surprising their families. He also, as has been noted by his critics, is one of those comedians who doesn’t deprive his stand-up comedy of a rape joke or two. In a 2012 incident that doesn’t exist on video, a woman in an audience at the Laugh Factory shouted her objections to Tosh’s comment that jokes about rape can sometimes be funny; his response to her, reportedly suggesting it would be funny if she got raped right at that moment, set off a brief flurry of outrage and debate. Tosh’s tweeted apology (“[T]he point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them. #deadbabies”) was enough to evade one of the Internet’s epic, career-altering punishments. When I first reviewed Tosh.0, I thought that a TV show built around online content and the nature of the Internet was an unnecessary, even cheap example of clearinghouse programming. Later, I started to see Tosh as an essential misanthrope. Television is filled with comedians and hosts who all cultivate an image of rudeness and cutting remarks but who still never manage to be half as mean as the anonymous vultures who gather in the Internet’s shadows. Tosh’s hilarious use of cruelty feels as black as the online soul, and as fleeting and ephemeral. The unfortunates in those viral videos get hauled off to emergency rooms with broken bones and concussions, and Tosh is unafraid to rub it in and make it worse with his jokes. Can we in all honesty praise this sort of thing? Somehow, eventually, yes. Hank Stuever is a TV critic with The Washington Post.
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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 www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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.
HUM Peter 1930 - 2014 Peter Hum of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on February 17, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Mary of 60 years; sons Matthew and Jim; daughters Marian (Mah) and Carol (Chiu); son-in-law Tom (Chiu); grandchildren Tyler, Alysha, Bobbi, Melissa and her partner Vince Falls, and Christopher; great grandchild Ethan; all of Red Deer. Peter was born in Hoiping, Canton, China. He moved to Montreal, Canada in 1950. In 1954 Peter returned to China to marry Mary, then returned to Canada in the same year. He was a restauranteur for most of his working life. Peter lived first in Montreal, later moving to Stettler before finally settling in Red Deer. Fishing, hunting and music were amongst Peter’s favourite pastimes, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with this family. A memorial service will be held for Peter at the Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 - 39 Street, Red Deer, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. An afternoon lunch will follow at the Phoenix Buffet Restaurant, 11-6791 50 Ave. (Pines Plaza), Red Deer, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Eventide Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer 403-347-2222.
RIDDLE Gladys Annie (Tough) Riddle born July 7, 1912, Victoria, B.C. to James and Isabella Tough and passed away February 15, 2014, Lacombe, AB. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Frank (1995); siblings Sid (Edna) Tough, Jim (Jo) Tough, Isabel (John) Routledge; sisters-in-laws Jackie Tough, Geraldine (Carl) Stull, Helen Riddle; nephew David Clair (Vicki) Stull; most of her friends. Survived by: Brother George Tough of Vancouver, B.C.; Brother-in-law Wallace Riddle, Carstairs, AB.; Daughters Jacquie (Jim) Siemens, Lacombe, AB., and Janet (Bob) Clare, Calgary, AB. Grandchildren: Paula (Graham) Barclay, Red Deer, AB.; Shelley (Murray) Meldrum, Clive, AB.; Trevor (Colette) Siemens, Lethbridge, AB.; Dr. Allison Clare (Will Woods), Golden, B.C.; Stuart Clare, Calgary, AB. Great Grandchildren: Ashleigh, Scott, Amy and Jessica Barclay; Justin, Brett, Kaylee, Tia and Janie Meldrum; Nathan and Hailey Siemens. Special Friend: Kaja Westgarth (Medicine Hat) and 12 nieces and nephews. Special Thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Royal Oak Manor, Lacombe who made her last months pleasant and comfortable. Gladys grew up in Vancouver, B.C., attended Kitsilano Public School and Fairview High School of Commerce - Commercial. She worked at whatever jobs were available in the ‘30s including Hotel Chamber Maid and a Cannery worker. 1941-42 she attended Willis Business College. 1942-45 she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division as Clerk Stenographer. It was in the RCAF that she met meteorologist Frank Riddle. She made quite an impression on him and they were married June 14, 1945. So the city girl moved to small town Alberta where they lived in Bassano, Brooks, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, and then she lived in Calgary and Lacombe closer to her daughters. They raised two daughters Jacquie (1946) and Janet (1950). She was always home for them while her husband was busy with his career and community service. She enjoyed sewing, reading, swimming, bridge, bowling, golfing and especially gardening. She volunteered with swimming with the handicapped, and various church activities. She was friendly to all and so enjoyed her friends and family all through her life. She never met any of her Scottish relatives until in her ‘60s. Macular Degeneration in later years limited some of her hobbies. In just the last years did her memory began to fail her. Arthritis issues led to the use of a walker but allowed her to keep her mobility until Jan. 22 when a fall broke her pelvis. A resulting infection took her last will to live. At 101 years old, she passed away peacefully entering her heavenly home. We have been so blessed to have had her for so many years as she embraced each new phase in her life. Memorial Service in Celebration of Gladys’ life will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to the following charities: Canadian National Institute for the Blind,www.cnib.ca or Gift in Memory CHIB, 1929 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON. M4G 3E8; Mustard Seed Ministries, www.theseed.ca or 102-11 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB.T2G 0X5 or phone 403-269-1319 ; or St. David’s United Church,3303 Capitol Hill Cres. NW, Calgary,AB. T2M 2R2. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca 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”
KERR Margaret “We are not alone - we live in God’s world... who created and is creating...” 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 www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
KELLS Laura Dell Born: Apr 30, Moose Jaw, SK Died: Feb 8, Calgary, AB Our beloved Mom, Nana and Great Nana passed away at the preferred age of 59. Laura’s greatest love was her family: daughter, Mary-Del (Richerd), grandchildren; Erin (Rob), Austin (Jenn), Brad, Shelby (Steve), Chandler (Ashley), Kara (Dave), Jaime (Shayne); great grandchildren, Tyle, Robin, Esme, Vaydah, Eva, Laura, “little Joey”, Karmann, Hope, Joe, Sheldon, Teagan and Devon. Laura is also survived by her brother, Hubert Fleenor, special niece, Leona “Beona” (Jim), their families, and many dear friends. Laura was predeceased by her parents Ethel and Joe Fleenor, husband Norman Kells, son Joe Kells and sister-in-law Vi Fleenor. Laura’s zest for life forged many lasting friendships and to all her friends we say thank you for your cards, letters, visits and phone calls, especially during her time of illness. A very special thank you to the staff at Big Hill Lodge for your wonderful care of Mom while she resided with you. As well, a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Foothills Hospital Unit 62, for your kindness towards Mom and our family in her final hours. A celebration of Laura’s life will be held on March 21, 2014, at 1:30pm at the Cochrane Ranch House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS or the Cochrane SPCA. Services Entrusted to: MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE www.meaningfulmemorials.ca
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OLSON 1949 - 2014 Sharon Louise Olson (nee Harty) of Red Deer met Jesus face to face on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Sharon was born in April of 1949 in Peace River AB, grew up in Lacombe and moved to Red Deer after marrying the love of her life, Ted Olson, on September 5, 1970. Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 43 years, Ted; sons Rod (Janey) Olson, Brendon (Marie) Olson; daughter Julaine (Rod) Rysavy and grandchildren, Aaron, Everett, Joel and Denae. Also to cherish Sharon’s memory are her brother Paul (Marg) Harty of Calgary; several in-laws; nieces, nephews; family members and friends. Sharon was predeceased by her sister Pauline (1958); her father Fred Harty (1993) and mother Ruth Harty (2003). Sharon’s family wishes to deeply thank the staff and volunteers at the Red Deer Hospice for their care and compassion. We are also extremely grateful for the care and wise counsel of Dr. McCall. A Memorial Service celebrating the richness of God’s grace in Sharon’s life will be held at the Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960-39 St., Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sharon’s honor may be made to Ratanak International, Box 81038, Burnaby BC, V5H 4K1 or to Open Doors Canada, 8, 19 Brownridge Road, Halton Hills ON, L7G 0C6. Condolences to Sharon’s family may be emailed to email@example.com MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944
THIBAULT 1931 - 2014 Mr. Paul Thibault of Red Deer passed away following a lengthy illness at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Beth; son Jay (Dianne); daughters Shelley (Larry) Sebry, Marcy (Dwayne) Schafers, Joni (Greg) Cherniak and his precious 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also to cherish Paul memory are two brothers Emil (Noreen) of Victoria BC and Alfred of Peace River AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Paul’s family would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to Drs. Hardy and Odendaal as well as the nurses and staff of the Red Deer Hospital units 22 and 23 who provided the very appreciated care and compassion shown to Paul and Beth.Thank you as well to everyone for the cards, phone calls, memorial donations and flowers. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Paul’s life will be held at the Blackfalds Community Hall, 4810 Womacks Rd, Blackfalds AB on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Paul’s honor may be directed to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 - 50 A Ave, Red Deer AB T4N 4E7. Condolences to Paul’s family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944
WARD 1961 - 2014 Lionel Stuart Ward passed away at Calgary on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 52 years. Lionel will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Sydney Ward and Dorothy Kearney; his wife, Kim and his daughters, Chantel, Dionne (Bruce), Jaycee and Darcy (Bryon); his grandchildren, Kierra (Logan), Cole, Braxton, Korven, Ronin and Derk; brothers, Sydney (Anne-Marie) and Jay (Roxanne), as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and friends. A Celebration of Lionel’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Lionel’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Liver Foundation at www.liver.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.
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.
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.
Card Of Thanks EB TEN HOVE Heartfelt thanks to our friends and family, who have supported us during the many years of Eb’s struggle with MSA. Your sympathies, visits, donations to the Lacombe Christian Schools, cards, flowers, food, thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated. Special thanks to: Dr. Regina Donnelly for your compassion, encouragement, and care for Eb for more than 25 years, and Sarah for your understanding and many phone calls; Dr. Fred Ollewagen for your special care and house calls which helped Eb to fulfill his wish to die at home surrounded by his family, and to your staff at the Aurora Clinic for their understanding and help; Home Care of Lacombe and Red Deer for your help and support; Wilson’s Funeral Chapel staff for your services and help.
Colleen (Shea) Hilkewich Aug. 29, 1946- Feb. 21, 2004 Ten years ago today we lost a part of our life, a part that kept things together. Today we remember the times you made the world more bearable to be. Life is a constant changing realm and today we remember you in everyone you left behind and Spencer and Aubrey who you did not meet but who you touch as an angel.† See you tonight! Love your family
~Femmie Ten Hove & family
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Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate Caregivers/ oil and gas operator. Applicants Farm Work must have experience as a Aides heavy duty mechanic or instrument FT LIVE-IN CAREGIVER VFA Pork needs a full time journeyman REQ’D IN R.D. DUTIES swine technician. Breeding, mechanic and possess INCL: CHILDCARE farrowing, finishing duties. strong mechanical skills, FOR 3 BOYS, ALSO 15 min. West of Lacombe. be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live PERFORMING BASIC Wages starting at $12, HOUSEHOLD TASKS no experience necessary. or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute Fax 403-782-4854 PH 403-314-2240 TO APPLY to workplace location. This or email resume position offers a challenging firstname.lastname@example.org WANTED F/T live-in nanny work environment, attractive for infant in Red Deer. Classifieds...costs so little benefits with competitive $10.19/hr 40/week. Call Saves you so much! pay and significant room Michael (403)396-4480 for promotion. Please submit resumes
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A full-time bookkeeper is required for a downtown Red Deer firm that specialized in small businesses. Only experienced applicants need apply, as a basic bookkeeping test on Simply Accounting must be passed before any interviews will be granted. Please send your resume and salary expectations by fax to 403-347-0142 or e-mail to: email@example.com
IT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR -Network Administration on Windows Server all versions - Proficient with all Microsoft Office Products - Configuring and troubleshooting network connectivity - Experience configuring and troubleshooting Virtualization products such as VMware, HyperV, and SharePoint would be an asset - Experience working with Cisco Telephony Products, and mobile devices - Minimum 3-5 Years Hands-on - MSCE/MSCA - CompTIA A & Network Certifications - Own vehicle & clean drivers abstract - Criminal background check Please submit resume to: info@ longhurstconsulting.com OR FAX: 403-309-3920
F/T AND P/T JOB AVAIL. ON DAIRY FARM, WEST OF BLACKFALDS., Email: wildroseholsteins @cciwireless.ca
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Bower 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!
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Customer Service SENIOR H2S SAFETY Counter Sales Position SUPERVISORS: Available in Minimum 3 year’s safety Red Deer experience on Drilling and SHOPHAND Experience working on Breathing Apparatus and Breathing Air trailers. Send resume and certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 403-887-8864
Sylvan Lake. Openings for drivers for winch tractor and swampers. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume email@example.com or fax. 403-887-4892
requires OPTICAL ASSISTANT Training provided. Apply in person with resume to: 4924 59 St. Red Deer, AB. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
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
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. 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
Luau Investments Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons #100, 4217 - 50 Ave #7, 6721 - 50 Ave 7111 - 50 Ave Hair 62 Carleton Ave Attn: Human Resources Stylists Food Service Supervisors email:kwolokoff@ Full Time/Part Time/ bearspawpet.com Shift Work LICENSED HAIR Fax 403-252-9719 Night/Overnight/ STYLIST NEEDED Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Early Morning/Weekend For senior’s facility at Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Some high school education, Legacy Estates beginning plus 2 years related experience March 17. 1 to 2 days per $10 to $13.50/hr depending week. Schedule is on experience/availability somewhat flexible. Apply in person from Requirements include 9am to 5pm current Red Deer business Or by fax at 403-341-6006 license, WCB and liability insurance. This position is ideal for someone who P/T FIELD already has a home-based OPERATOR/RELIEF business. Please reply required for the Rocky with your phone number Mountain House area. and resume to: Must have min. 5 yrs exp. firstname.lastname@example.org. operating gas wells/plunger systems & field compression/ dehydration. LUCKY’S LOUNGE E-mail resume’s to located in Jackpot Casino, Janitorial email@example.com requires Experienced or fax 403-347-0855 P/T Servers. Has potential ARAMARK at (Dow to become Full Time. Prentiss Plant) about Please apply in person at 20-25 minutes out of Red 4950 47 Ave. Deer needs hardworking, No phone calls please reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work Misc. 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. PRODUCTION TESTING Help $14/hr. Fax resume EXPERIENCED w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 SUPERVISORS and Attn: Val Black TESTERS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUICKLINE CRANE INC. in Blackfalds is looking for a
Currently accepting resumes for the following:
HPC distributes industrial coatings & related supplies. Duties include tinting, color matching, with a strong focus on customer service. A great work ethic is a must. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. * Above average salary * Willing to train * Group benefits * Profit sharing For an exciting career opportunity with a progressive company, please send your confidential resume to: Rod Weik Email: email@example.com Fax 403-314-2226 ELEMENTS is looking 5 Beauty Treatment Operators. Selling seasonal gift packages & personal care products in Parkland Mall-4747 67th St Red Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus bonus & commission, F/T, Beauty certification req’d email resumes: elementsreddeerbto@ gmail.com ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No exp. req`d. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ 53rdstreetmusic.ca. 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: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ gmail.com SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to email@example.com
AUTOBODY JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC
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: firstname.lastname@example.org DAIRY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER looking for a detail oriented
Strong computer skills and clean Class 5 req. Equal opportunity employer. Competitive wage & benefits package. Email resume: email@example.com
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 Laborers, sandblasters, powder coaters, and industrial painters. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165. CARPENTERS and laborers with exp. in farm buildings. 403-318-6406
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 @dnrwelding.ca Attention: Noel. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect. Experienced Siders Needed Call 403-588-3210
H.D. Parts Person
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
RED DEER ELECTRIC Is currently seeking Experienced Residential Electricians for work in Red Deer. Top wages & full benefits. Please send resumes email: email@example.com or fax 403-342-2521
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@ gsequipmentcanada.com or fax 403-346-5127.
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
Required Immediately The largest after market Truckers/ parts distributor in Canada is seeking a H.D. Parts person Drivers to join our experienced BUSY Central Alberta team in Red Deer. Grain Trucking Company This individual would require basic knowledge of looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. the heavy-duty truck and We offer lots of home time, trailer market with excelbenefits and a bonus lent knowledge of truck program. Grain and super and trailer brake and B exp. an asset but not suspension parts. necessary. If you have a The individual would have clean commercial drivers to be able to work abstract and would like to unsupervised in a fast start making good money. paced environment. They fax or email resume and should also possess comm.abstract to customer service skills that 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org would be used daily by phone and for walk in clients. CLASS 1 driver with fluid This position offers above hauling experience, local average salary and is a full runs. 403-373-3285 or fax time position. We offer resume and copies of all complete benefit package valid tickets to along with pension plan. 403-986-2819 Please forward your CLASS 1 Off Road Crude resume to: Haul in Central Ab. 7 On-7 Traction Heavy Duty Off. Must have all tickets. 8045 Edgar Industrial Email: Crescent email@example.com Red Deer Ab T4P 3R2 OR FAX 403-342-7377 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. JUNIOR SERVICE preferred. In person to Key TECHNICIAN required. Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Must have some Red Deer. experience with service and repair of furnaces/air NEED EXPERIENCED conditioners and would like Class 1 drivers for short to expand on his/her and long haul. Full Time. knowledge base. We Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba provide training and work & BC. Please call experience in a supportive PROMAX TRANSPORT environment. Must have at 227-2712 or fax resume strong people skills and w/abstract 403-227-2743 mechanical aptitude. FAX: 403-309-8032 or e-mail: brad@ comfortecheating.com
Motor coach company looking for 4th year or journeyman. Experience with motor coaches preferred. Send resume to email@example.com or fax 403.-347-4999
Sylvan Lake. Openings for drivers for winch tractor and swampers. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume firstname.lastname@example.org or fax. 403-887-4892
860 Is Currently Looking to hire
BOBCAT OPERATORS. Offering High Paced Work with Competitive Wages and Local Job Sites. Applicant Must Have A Valid Class 3 License with Air. Experience in Fine Grading and Finishing is a Must. Knowledge of the Area Would Be an Asset. A Positive Attitude is a must. Please Submit Resume with Driver’s Abstract in person to: 5913 Len Thompson Drive Lacombe, AB E-mail: email@example.com or by Fax: 403-782-7786 No Phone Calls Please
CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates on the short list will be contacted for interviews. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS & DERRICK HANDS
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: email@example.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
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
SYLVAN Lake. Opening for pilot car drivers. Only exp’d need apply. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume firstname.lastname@example.org or fax. 403-887-4892
Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources or email: email@example.com. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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MORNING newspaper carriers needed in the following areas: WESTPARK For the Red Deer area. Please contact memphisbluesprairies @gmail.com
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TRENDNET WiFi, wireless Router, $25; Motorola surf board cable modem, $10; D-Link Router, $10. 403-755-2760
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Community Support Worker Program Women in the Trades Program
To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN
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GED Preparation Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer (Reliable vehicle needed.)
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TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Early morning FT commercial cleaner required. email resume to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403-347-4999 LOOKING FOR SCREENPRINTER. Will train the right person. Apply in person to Grand Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer RENTAL STORE REQUIRES AN EMPLOYEE FOR COUNTER SALES. Must have equipment and small engine knowledge. Retail and parts inventory experience are assets. Must be physically fit. Full time position with OT in busy season. email@example.com or fax 403-347-7066
Homestead Firewood Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346
Accessories Dept. with experience in clothing or power sport industry. Also looking for a Receiver.
F/T positions avail. Please forward resume to HR Department Fax: 403-341-4910
PARTICAL Shelf Boards, 6, 5.8” x 16”. various lengths. All for $40. 403-314-2026
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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
CAPTAINS BED, sturdy 48``, new mattress, 3 drawers. $40. 403-342-4442
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
QUEEN SIZE COMFORTER, $40. 403-782-3847 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds SET OF HEAVY DUTY MAGNETIC TRUCKERS ROAD FLARES. $30. 403-348-6449 TABLECLOTHS, Damask, 60” round and 8 Damask napkins, blue, new in package. All for $25. 403-314-9603
2 VERY SHY 5 MO. OLD ORANGE BROTHERS. Completely neutered & litter box trained. 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
Competitive starting wages PS2 w/15 games, $75. plus regular increases. XBOX w/15 games, $75. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm PS1 w/8 games, $60. Excellent benefits 403-782-3847 package. Opportunities to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking Misc. for and seeking a long-term Sale career. Apply in person, or email to: 2 QUEEN COMFORTERS, firstname.lastname@example.org $30/ea or 2/$50. 4747 - 61st Street 2 THICK WARM BLANKETS, like new, $35/ea. QUEEN QUILTED MATTRESS COVER, $10. ELECTRIC ROASTING PAN, like new, $30. 403-348-6449
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CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo. DEER PARK AREA 74 to 129 Block of Dunning Cres., Depalm St. and approx. 3 blocks of Douglas St. $108/mo. EASTVIEW 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 ALSO 40A, 41 & 42 Ave. between 39 St. & 44 St. $120/mo. ALSO 43 Ave. Area between 39 St. and 43 St. $61/mo
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 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
WESTPARK 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm., no pets, no smoking $1150. rent/dd. Avail. Mar. 1. 403-346-0085
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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. 1200 SQ.FT. 2 bdrm. suite, satellite TV, all utils. incl. except phone and internet, Rural location, 5 acres, pasture negot., avail. immed., ref’s req’d. N.S., no pets. 403-782-3893 3810 47 ST. Spacious 1 bdrm. suite w/balcony. Stove, fridge, security. Adult only, no pets. Rent $845. 403-343-0072 GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
PONOKA, lrg. 1 bdrm apt. incld’s, laundry & all utils. $750. Avail. end of Feb. no pets, n/s 403-993-3441
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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. 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. 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.
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2003 F350 Diesel. For parts or to fix up. Lots of new parts. $3000 obo. 403-588-2298 2000 FORD F-150 4x4 reg. cab, long box. Beautiful shape. $6500. 403-843-6777
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8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW. Mar 14 - 16. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space available. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102 EGAuctions.com
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U-STORE IT SELF STORAGE NOTICE TO: Doug Hunt Jay Newton Darcy Kennedy Andrew Wiper Gerald Mercredi Tyler Moore Roger Melanson Kayla Boucher Ranbir Singh Brent Crouse Vega Wong Peter Odidi Please be advised that you have until
MARCH 6, 2014
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LEASE OPPORTUNITY Industrial land avail. for de- Escorts sign-build in Red Deer. Be part of the design process LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* to lease a facility purpose- INDEPENDENT w/own car built for your business needs. Lloyd Meadows, Handyman Century 21 Advantage 403 346 6655 ext. 207. Services
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1998 FORD EXPLORER. 4x4, Great shape. Dependable. Command start. $2800. 403-346-7911
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PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820
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land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, FURN. ROOM, use of full 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease revenue. house, utils. & internet all Accounting Inquire with your name incl. $475. 403-506-1907 and address to: Box 1079, ROOMMATE wanted to share c/o Red Deer Advocate, INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS farm house, reasonable rent. 2950 Bremner Ave., Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. Horses, animals & smoking ok. Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9 with oilfield service Own vehicle needed companies, other small 403-396-6266 businesses and individuals Industrial RW Smith, 346-9351
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(Blackfalds) Brand new 2067 sq.ft. fully dev. bi-level w/walk-out Classifieds...costs so little bsmt., 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 2 gas Saves you so much! fireplaces, vaulted ceilings & solid birch cabinets 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., w/granite countertops. 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 4 stainless appls. And more. 1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville $354,900 w/net GST to builder. Immediate poss. 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995 For more details call 403-304-5555
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over-sized dbl. garage. Call Glen 403-588-2231
SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615
CABIN & lot 50’x130’ 25 Jarvis Bay Dr. across from Petro Beach. Well equipped with wood stove & Humus Environmental toilet system etc. No water is supplied to Jarvis Bay but water & sewer lines have been put in place behind properties. Assessed at $357,000. Asking $380,000 by owner. 403-347-2507
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ACREAGE Home to share N/S, within 5 mins. of RD $425+ , 403-357-9352
Please forward resume to: Red Deer Advocate, Attention Doug Sibbet 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-341-4772
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1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
CARRIER SUPERVISOR ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK in
ATOMIC ARC skis, downhill, $50. 403-342-7460
OAK SLEIGH BED - Like new. $500. 403-343-6306
Grain, Feed Hay
SPLITKEIN & TRAIL TOURING Cross Country Skis. $25 each pair. 403-342-7460
Stereos TV's, VCRs
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
FREE Weekly list of LONG haired Calico cat, 60 + seniors condo, avail. properties for sale w/details, beautiful, white, gold & Mar. 1, 403-598-0503 prices, address, owner’s brown. FREE TO GOOD phone #, etc. 342-7355 HOME. FOUND HOME ALIX, AB 3 bdrm. 2 bath Help-U-Sell of Red Deer condo, private entrance, www.homesreddeer.com $1200 + utils. avail. Feb. 20, 403-341-9974 INNISFAIL: New Dogs DUPLEX large single att. SOUTHWOOD PARK TH garage, 1.5 lots, walkout, 3110-47 Avenue, 6 MO. NEAUTERED infloor heat, air cond., 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, German Shepherd, 2 large decks, fully dev. generously sized, 1 1/2 black/tan to give away to up/down & landscaped, baths, fenced yards, acreage. GIVEN AWAY high eff. furnace & water full bsmts. 403-347-7473, heater. $329,900 No GST. Sorry no pets. 403-396-3203 www.greatapartments.ca Sporting
DEER Shoulder Mount on Shield. $200. 403-314-2026
NAILS, several types, 2 boxes + 1 box of electrical TIMOTHY & Brome square items. $3. per box; Desk bales, great for horses, aptop fan, 3 speed, $10; 25, prox. 60 lbs. put up dry legal office file holders, all and covered, $5/bale for $10.; Deer Antler mount Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 on Shield, $60. 403-314-2026 You can sell your guitar for a song... PAPER Shredder, Costco, or put it in CLASSIFIEDS straight cut, like new. $15; and we’ll sell it for you! Tripod stand for bird cage; $10. 403-755-2760
LOVESEAT, light brown year and half old good shape. $75. phone 403-986-2849
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
D.V.D’s and VHS, 10 for $5. 403-314-9603
Lumber 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
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
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
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455 Acres Agricultural
JACKET, ladies chocolate brown suede, size large, from boutique of leather. Good cond. $20. 403-314-9603
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land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease rev.. Inq. w/ name & address to: Box 1079, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., R.D, Ab T4R 1M9
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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. www.viimassage.biz
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Property clean up 340-8666
JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 Start your career! See Help Wanted
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