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Canada’s Marielle Thompson lands from the last jump to win the gold medal ahead of compatriot Kelsey Serwa in the women’s ski cross final; Canada skip Brad Jacobs celebrates with Ryan Fry E.J.Harnden (left) and Ryan Harnden (right) after Great Britain skip David Murdoch conceded during Olympic curling final action; Canada forward Jamie Benn, left, celebrates with teammate Corey Perry, right, after scoring against the United States during second period semi-final hockey action.

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With curling swept, it’s hockey team’s turn JACOBS RINK SWEEPS PAST GREAT BRITAIN, MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM OFF TO GOLD MEDAL GAME BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Canada has its curling sweep. Now it’s up to Team Canada to clinch the hockey double at the Sochi Olympics. Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie cruised to gold in the men’s curling final Friday, defeating Britain 9-3 and giving Canada its second curling gold of the Games. Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg rink won the women’s crown on Thursday. The men’s hockey team will get the chance to follow their female colleagues to the top of the podium after beating the United States 1-0 in Friday’s semifinal. The Canadian women won their fourth straight gold on Thursday with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over the U.S. Jacobs’ rink struggled early in the round robin with a 1-2 start. But they caught fire and won six in a row before a decisive victory in the final. “To get double gold for Canada and it be the first time ever, we’re very proud of that,” Jacobs said. “We’re really proud to see Jen’s team go out and win the gold medal for the women and then to come out and repeat as men, it’s incredible, awesome and obviously meant to be.” Jacobs’ medal followed yet another podium double for Canada’s freestyle skiing team as Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C., won gold in women’s skicross just ahead of runner-up Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C. Then in the men’s 500-metre short-track speedskating event, Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Que., surprised with a bronze medal in his first Winter Games. The four medals moved Canada to third in the overall tally with 24 — nine gold, 10 silver and five bronze — behind the United States with 27 and Russia’s 26. Canada is now two medals away from matching the 26 won at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Another medal is assured in men’s hockey on Sunday when Canada plays Sweden in the final. Thompson and Serwa’s medals seemed like a given in the final. The pair helped each other down the track by calling out their routes as one of their opponents crashed and another trailed. “We definitely tried to help each other, I’m not going to cut her off,” Thompson said. “That’s just how we went the whole way down.” Thompson and Serwa competed in blue pants as a tribute to Toronto’s Nik Zoricic, who died during a men’s skicross race in 2012. Zoricic was known for having worn blue jeans in the early days of his training because he didn’t have the right snowpants. “I’m sure Nik’s up there smiling down and cracking open a couple of beers,” said head coach Eric Archer. “We miss him.” Canada’s freestyle skiing team finished with four golds, four silvers and one bronze at the Games. The short-track team fell short of expecations with just three medals. Charles Hamelin had been expected to contend for gold in the 500 — he was the defending champion — but fell in the heats earlier in the Games.

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Canada forward Jamie Benn, left, reacts after scoring a goal in front of USA goaltender Jonathan Quick of a men’s semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, in Sochi, Russia. Instead 22-year-old Cournoyer, whose best World Cup finish in the event this season was sixth, kept on his feet to win bronze on ice that caused both Valerie Maltais and Marie-Eve Drolet to crash in the women’s 1,000. “I came in here to have as much fun as possible,” he said. “I was expecting to be good but the bronze medal? It was a fog for me. I was just racing, doing what I know.” In men’s hockey, goaltender Carey Price made 31 saves and Jamie Benn scored the only goal in the win over the U.S. Now Canada will have a chance to make it two in a row after a thrilling gold-medal victory over the Americans four years ago. “A lot of people expect us to be there, and expect us to just show up in the final and have a chance to

play for the gold medal, but we knew it was going to be a lot of work, a lot of effort and a lot of adversity to get there,” said Canada’s Jonathan Toews. The U.S. meanwhile will have to settle for a bronze-medal game Saturday against Finland, which lost 2-1 to Sweden earlier Friday. The final will also mark the first time Canada has won a medal in an Olympics held outside North America since NHL players began participating in 1998. Getting to the final wasn’t easy. Both teams traded chances and Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots in net for the U.S., but the one he missed came at the 1:41 mark of the second period. Jay Bouwmeester made a perfect sliding pass to Benn, who deflected the puck past Quick to give Canada a shot at gold.

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Olympic golden performances inspiring youth ‘IT LIGHTS A FIRE, MADE ME WANT TO GO TO THE GYM, GET OUT AND PRACTISE MORE’ BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Erica Watts of Red Deer was hanging on every motion captured on her TV screen Thursday morning as Canada’s women’s curling team triumphed over Sweden for the Olympic gold medal with a score of 6-3. “It was definitely pretty cool to watch. We were excited,” said Watts, 13, on Friday. She has been curling for the past five years and now competes on Team Vincent. They took home the champion title in November at the Lacombe Juvenile Bantam Bonspiel. Watching skip Jennifer Jones’ steal two in the ninth end was inspiring for Watts and her sister Payton, 15, who also curls, said mom Lori. “We were on the edge of our seats,” said Lori, a once avid curler herself and who now coaches the Big Rocks (age 11 and up) at the Red Deer Curling Centre. “Jones’ team was here in 2012 for the Scotties and a lot of our junior curlers saw them and now they got to watch the team again at the Olympics. How much more motivating can that be? It’s amazing to see.” For Watts, Jones’ smooth last throw to take the game galvanized her future aspirations. “I want to be like her, just as competitive and go to the Olympics too,” she said. Lyn Radford, who curls three times a week in Red Deer’s women’s league and is the current chair of Red Deer’s 2019 Canada Winter Games bid committee, was also glued to her TV for the golden curling victory, a title Canadian women haven’t won since Sandra Schmirler’s rock throwing during the 1998 Nagano Games. “I always try to push female athletics; its part of what makes a healthy community,” Radford said. “The win is just going to strengthen the value in the curling rink we built last year where the community and city and curling centre came together. And that’s thrilling to me.” Additionally, Radford said the statistics show that once a gold medal is won in a sport, the interest in it back home balloons by 20 to 30 per cent. “That makes our facility that much more viable and sustainable in the future.” Jocelyn Peterson of Red Deer, skip for the 2012 Canadian junior champion team, said she had tears in her eyes by the end of Team Jones’ game. “It lights a fire, made me want to go to the gym, get out and practise more,” Peterson said. “I tweeted right after the game that I was honoured to be a Canadian women’s curler.” Peterson, 20, said the win will continue to bring a lot of attention to women’s curling, opening more doors for future athletes. More gold rained down for the proud red and white on Thursday after the Canadian women’s hock-

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Left is Amy Cookson, middle Shayna Deary, right Nicole Baskier at Wickfest on Nov. 23, 2013, the hockey festival presented by Haley Wickenhesier. They play for the Red Deer Midget A Sutter Fund Chiefs. ey game made a riveting comeback to sweep the gold out from under the Americans 3-2 in overtime. “It’s such a sense of pride and shows that no matter what the score is, you never give up,” said Lee Deary, who co-ordinates all the female players for Red Deer Minor Hockey, from Atom up to AAA. Deary’s own 15-year-old daughter, Shayna, has been playing the sport for years and was hooked throughout the gold medal game, he said. “I think all the girls were. And the ringette community as well, I bet. It’s not just a win for hockey players,” Deary said. “The Canadian Olympic program is so visible. It’s more than just about the Olympics, that final culmination. The program does so much hard work along the way to promote female hockey so it’s really about that journey.” The Canadian Olympic women’s team has been intimately involved with Red Deer, Deary said, playing exhibition games with the association’s Midget AAA teams. “The women’s team was here twice this season, which is so cool and helps up the game calibre.” Dallas Gaume, general manager at Red Deer Mi-

nor Hockey, said he’s been noticing more and more young girls developing an interest in hockey, especially over the last three years. However there are about 1,200 boys in minor hockey in Red Deer and still only 130 girls, he said. “We hope the exposure and the great quality of play from the women’s Olympic game will help grow the number of girls in hockey, with at least two teams at every level,” Gaume said. “That was just one of the most memorable wins I’ve ever seen. The comeback was extraordinary.” Kaylene Edwards, 17, has been playing hockey for 13 years. She started off playing with her brothers and dad. “I was so happy when the women won. It took a lot of determination that’s for sure,” said Edwards, team captain for Red Deer’s Midget A Sutter Fund Chiefs. Edwards said it made her proud to be a young woman in the sport. She doesn’t foresee herself playing forever but said she would like to try her hand at coaching to get more girls involved. rfrancoeur@reddeeradvocate.com

Brits brave cold to learn from local rescue squad 15 BRITISH FIREFIGHTERS LEARN AND TRAIN WITH RED DEER COUNTY TECHNICAL RESCUE TASK FORCE BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A British search and rescue contingent were in Central Alberta last week to put their skills to the cold weather test. Fifteen firefighters, who are also members of the U.K. International Search and Rescue team, joined Red Deer County’s Technical Rescue Task Force for nearly a week of training. Classroom instruction last weekend was tested out in the field near Crimson Lake on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ric Henderson, assistant county manager and a task force leader, said their British counterparts were required to build their own shelters, where they spent the next two days and nights. They also practised survival and compass navigation skills and took on new challenges such as snowshoeing. David O’Neill, a 21-year firefighting veteran from the London Fire Brigade, said the team was extremely pleased with how their Canadian experience went. “Everyone on the team was just bowled over by the hospitality, and how much we’ve learned,” said O’Neill, 41. Eleven of the team were from London and others came from other fire departments. Among the skills the team worked on was learning how to attract attention using flares or smoke, navigating by day and night, and basic skills for surviving sub-zero temperatures for lengthy periods. Some of the local rescuers also participated in the training exercises. Dealing with the unrelenting cold proved the biggest challenge for some, O’Neill said. The dryness of Alberta’s climate and the fluffy snow it creates were also eye-openers. Sinking in snow up to their chests proved a memorable experience. Snowshoeing was a new skill and the team got quite good at it by the end of their training stint, he said. Making their way about in the cold was similar to working at altitude. “You just got exhausted so quickly.” While the team may not find many opportunities to practise Canadian wilderness-style survival techniques at home, as an international search and

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Oilsands critics say study demands slowdown BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Environmentalists and opposition politicians say new research that indicates oilsands tailings are leaching into groundwater should convince the Alberta government to slow down development. But industry and government officials responding to the Environment Canada study say it isn’t conclusive and more research is needed before action is taken. “It’s going to take some more samples and some more estimates of variability to be able to differentiate what is and what isn’t process-affected water,” Kelly Munkittrick of Canada’s Oilsands Innovation Alliance said Friday. The alliance co-ordinates collaborative environmental research among oilsands producers. “It’s an indication that this technique might work, but there’s a lot more work to be done before it’s quantifiable.” But the scientist behind the findings said he’s confident in his work. “With some of the groundwater samples containing chemical profiles similar to tailings ponds, this is the strongest indication to date that process water is reaching the river system,” said Richard Frank, lead author of the paper published in Environmental Science and Technology. That should be enough for the government to start taking action, sug-

gested Alberta New Democrat Rachel Notley. “Slow down the expansion until they have found a way to stop the leakage that’s going on now,” she said. “Right now, there’s no economic imperative on industry for them to do it.” Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan band, which lives downstream of the oilsands, said Frank’s report should persuade the province to implement measures the First Nation has already asked for. “We’ve been asking for six years for the government to make it mandatory that these companies put isotopic tracers into their tailings, so that when there is seepage or spillage, we can trace not just to the tailings, but to the tailings of a specific company,” she said. Nor is government forcing industry to do the kind of baseline studies on areas yet to be developed that would allow scientists to track changes, Deranger said. Alberta Liberal Laurie Blakeman wants an inquiry, complete with power of subpoena, into why it’s taken so long for tailings seepage to be addressed. “It needs to be able to get to the bottom and answer that essential question — why didn’t the government notice and why didn’t they do anything?” she said. Erin Flanagan of the Pembina Institute, an environmental think-tank, said the study should push the province to enforce regulations already in place

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requiring companies to clean up their tailings ponds. “We need to govern on the precautionary principle,” she said. “(The government) needs to take this seriously and there needs to be a response.” Still, Munkittrick advised caution, saying that Frank’s paper is only one of a number of scientific attempts to tease out industrial contamination from chemicals in naturally occurring bitumen. “There’s a number of efforts looking at this fingerprinting,” he said. “We’d like to see them come together. If there is a good tool out there, we’d like to use it.” The Alberta government wasn’t available to comment on the report, other than to say in a statement Thursday that the research isn’t conclusive. Frank acknowledged his paper is only a first step. More samples need to be taken from a wider area and from more tailings

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A maple cream cookie floats in the International Space Station during Commander Hadfield’s stay. The Canadian Space Agency bet NASA a box of maple cream cookies that Canada would win the Olympic game against the United States.

ponds, he said. He hasn’t yet been able to estimate the amount of leakage — although previous studies based on mathematical models have estimated as much as 6.5 million litres a day might be leaking out of a single pond. Nor is there much understanding of the environmental impact of the seepage, said Frank. “We don’t know what potential impacts —if any — this could have on the receiving environment. Because the chemical mixtures are so similar to what we’re seeing naturally, we don’t know what those potential impacts could be.” Still, Frank’s research should be enough to convince the government to put caution first, said Deranger. Many of the chemicals in tailings water are known to be highly toxic and carcinogenic. “The big concern in Fort Chip has been the health. This study proves that things are actually happening.” The current response is similar to what the government has done previously when confronted with environmental issues, said Notley. “What the government and industry are doing is part of a very predictable and long-used pattern. You spend as long as you possibly can denying, then, when you finally get to the point where you can’t deny, then you delay. “Then you spend decades, if possible, questioning the studies and saying, ’That’s interesting, but what we need to do is more studies.”’

CALGARY — A ruling by a Montana judge is a step closer on whether the state can take a shortcut in its attempt to get approval to change the way it carries out executions. Ron Waterman, lead lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, says the group has filed its final brief in a court challenge that could ultimately affect the fate of Canadian Ronald Smith. Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., is on death row in Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge for murdering two men in 1982. The civil liberties group filed a lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of Smith and another death-row inmate that argued the lethal injections used in state executions are cruel and unusual punishment and violate the right to human dignity. Montana District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled in September 2012 that the injections were unconstitutional. He pointed to a lack of training for individuals who administer the drugs and a discrepancy over whether two or three drugs should be used. He also questioned the method used to determine if an inmate is actually unconscious before receiving an injection. His ruling gave hope to Smith. But the Montana government convinced Sherlock to hear arguments

from the state, which wants to bypass a requirement it would normally have to fill before getting the legislature’s approval to change the way executions are carried out. The case has been dragging on ever since. “They want to change the rules without going through the legislature and we’re saying not only can’t you change the rules without going through the legislature, but the way in which you changed the rules was totally incorrect,” Waterman said from Helena, Mont., in an interview with The Canadian Press on Friday. “You have to go through a rule-making process, which means giving notice to the public, giving opportunities to be heard before adopting a rule.” It’s now in the hands of Sherlock. “This is the final briefing. This now puts all of those issues before the district judge and the judge will render a decision maybe within a couple of months — sometime in March or April,” Waterman said. Smith, was convicted in 1983 for shooting Harvey Madman Jr. and Thomas Running Rabbit, while he was high on drugs and alcohol near East Glacier, Mont. He had been taking 30 to 40 hits of LSD and consuming between 12 and 18 beers a day at the time of the murders. He refused a plea deal that would have seen him avoid death row and spend the rest of his life in prison.

Laws don’t have to be written in English and French ALBERTA COURT OF APPEAL RULES AGAINST MAN WANTING A BILINGUAL TRAFFIC TICKET EDMONTON — Gilles Caron plans to take a decade-long fight to the country’s highest court to get an Englishonly traffic ticket written in French. The Alberta Court of Appeal sided with the provincial government Friday, ruling that its laws do not need to be printed and published in both English and French. Caron, a 54-year old trucker, said he was disappointed but not entirely surprised. “This is an English-only province with the attitude to back up their law,” he told a press conference. “I would like this government to acknowledge they have constitutional duties ... They have a duty to serve the French community in a legal way.” Caron was handed a $54 ticket in 2003 for making an unsafe left turn in Edmonton. When he decided to fight it in court, he had no idea it would turn into such a legal saga. The case didn’t go to trial until 2008, and after 89 days of legal arguments and testimony from historical experts,

Prairie Provinces allow bars to open early for Olympic gold medal hockey game EDMONTON — Hockey fans across much of the Prairies will be able to sip a beer early Sunday morning if they choose to cheer on Canada in the Olympic gold medal men’s hockey game at a bar. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission says it will allow all licensees to serve liquor as soon as the puck drops at 5 a.m. MST. CEO Bill Robinson says the commission appreciates the enthusiasm of people who want to gather to watch the game. In Saskatchewan, the liquor and gaming authority has given all bars

a judge tossed Caron’s ticket. The provincial court judge ruled that legislative bilingualism had been established in what was known as Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory as early as 1845. So the ticket wasn’t valid. By that time, another Edmonton man named Pierre Boutet had joined the case to fight his English-only speeding ticket. So when the province appealed, both Caron and Boutet ended up back in court. In 2009, the government won. A Court of Queen’s Bench judge said historical documents and orders did not enshrine language rights in what is now Alberta. Caron had run out of money fighting the case, but the court had awarded him costs to keep going. There were more challenges and appeals on that issue and, in 2011, the Supreme Court supported giving him costs because he raised an important constitutional issue. The case went before Alberta’s appeal court last year, and on Friday it agreed with the province. “The fact that there is no constitupermission to open and serve liquor at 5:30 a.m. CST — 30 minutes before the game against Sweden starts, except in one city. Officials and police in Prince Albert asked the province not to allow bars to open early in their community. The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission is also giving permission to bars that apply to start serving fans at 5 a.m. CST, one hour before game time. “The Olympic games have, once again, captured Canadians’ imaginations,” Dave Chomiak, minister responsible for regulating liquor in Manitoba, said Friday in a release. “It will be an exciting event for hockey fans and we want to give them an opportunity to gather and watch it and cheer on the nation’s team.” Officials say bar owners will be expected to serve their customers in a socially responsible way.

tional document entrenching language rights in Alberta, whereas other constitutional documents clearly do so for other jurisdictions, is an insurmountable obstacle for the appellants,” the court said in its decision. “Must the statutes of the province of Alberta be printed and published in English and French? No.” In 1988, the Supreme Court ruled the provinces have the power to determine their own language rights legislation. That same year, Alberta enacted its Languages Act providing that “all acts and regulations may be enacted, printed and published in English only.” Similar cases have been fought over traffic tickets in other provinces, including Quebec, New Brunswick and Manitoba. Caron’s lawyer, Roger Lepage, said this case is also important for people in Saskatchewan, which has a language law similar to Alberta’s. Caron has instructed Lepage to ask the Supreme Court to hear his case. Lepage said it’s an important issue

that needs to be determined by the country’s top court. French speakers should not have to assimilate in Western Canada, he said. Boutet, a 60-year old businessman, said he also plans to take the case to Ottawa. “It’s a bilingual country ... It is my right to be served in my language.” Caron said his ancestors were on one of the first boats that reached Canada from France. He grew up in Quebec but moved to Alberta for work about 20 years ago. “It felt like a shock, that this wasn’t Canada anymore,” Caron said. “By name it was Canada but ... I was treated differently.” He said he likes Alberta, but still feels like an outsider and thinks it’s important for him to keep fighting his wrinkled old ticket in court. Throughout the court battle, he said he has felt defeated. But when he thinks of his French roots, and especially his deceased father, he finds resolve. “I think of my dad a lot when I keep going.”

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Kenney agrees to provinces’ demands CANADA JOB GRANT DEAL INCHES CLOSER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government has agreed to two key demands from the provinces and territories on its contentious Canada Job Grant, a development that could pave the way for a deal on the national job-training program, The Canadian Press has learned. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney sent a final counter-proposal to his provincial and territorial counterparts on Friday that addresses the primary obstacles to an agreement. The offer, obtained by The Canadian Press, states that the federal government “agrees with the main request by provinces and territories in their most recent offer and will allow maximum flexibility in the source of funding for the program.” That means, essentially, that the provinces and territories can commit $300 million to the job grant from whatever federal funds they choose — or from their own coffers — in order to participate in the program. They had railed against being forced to use money from so-called labour-market agreements, the federal cash the provinces insist successfully provides job training to their most marginalized citizens. Ottawa, meantime, will continue to transfer $2.1 billion a year in trainingrelated funds to the provinces. The counter-proposal also reiterates that the provinces are not required to match Ottawa’s contribution to the program. As well, the provinces now have until July 1 to start delivering the Canada Job Grant, instead of the original April 1 deadline. “The enclosed revised federal proposal should be considered final,” Kenney writes in a letter accompanying the offer. “I will require a response to the government of Canada’s offer no later than the end of this month. Otherwise, as I have stated previously, the government of Canada will deliver the Canada Job Grant on its own as of April 1, 2014.” The provinces and territories received the counter-proposal on Friday. Some provincial officials sounded upbeat. “After receiving the federal government’s response, I look forward to reviewing and discussing it with my provincial and territorial colleagues, as well as with our respective premiers,” said P.E.I. Innovation Minister Allen

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Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau delivers his opening address on day one of the party’s biennial convention in Montreal, Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Senators cast out of caucus feel welcomed at Liberal convention its intended role as an independent chamber of sober second thought. Under the party’s constitution, senators are still technically members of the national caucus, although the leader has discretion to decide who is allowed to attend caucus meetings. They are also entitled to a number of special privileges, including automatic delegate status at party conventions. The deadline for proposing amendments to the constitution at this convention had already passed by the time Trudeau gave senators the boot. Hence, their privileges will continue until the next convention in 2016. However, the party’s national board has proposed a “sense of the convention” resolution, seeking after-the-fact grassroots endorsement of Trudeau’s decision to evict senators from national caucus. “I’m not here to spoil anybody’s party,” said Sen. Jim Munson, who is attending the convention to champion a resolution on a national autism strategy. “The reception has been warm. I’ve even got some hugs from a number of delegates.” Sen. David Smith, who headed national Liberal campaigns under Jean Chretien, said he’s been coming to Liberal conventions for more than 50 years. “To me it’s family,” he said in an interview. Smith said it’s “baloney” to suggest the presence of senators at the convention undermines Trudeau’s decision to cut caucus ties in a bid to make the Senate less partisan. Senators will no longer be involved in national election or fundraising campaigns, he added. “Free at last, free at last from fundraising so I can’t say that I feel bad about that,” he joked.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — After having been kicked out of the Liberal national caucus, one might think senators would be about as welcome at the party’s national convention as skunks at a garden party. But the half dozen or so senators who’ve chosen to the attend the event in Montreal this week say they’ve been made to feel thoroughly welcome. Rival parties have been trying to make hay with the presence of senators at the gathering, suggesting it proves Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s move to boot them out of caucus was a meaningless gimmick. The NDP has been handing out cards with the faces of all 32 Liberal senators arrayed in rows like numbers on a bingo card, asking: “Can you spot them all?” At least seven of the 32 have put in an appearance so far. Internal Conservative party documents, leaked to the Toronto Star last week, indicated the Tories had been planning to snap photos of senators at the Liberal convention to post online. But James Cowan, leader of the now separate Liberal Senate caucus, said Friday there’s no reason senators shouldn’t attend the convention. “I don’t know how it would embarrass Mr. Trudeau. He made the right decision to separate the caucuses. I’ve thought that a long time,” Cowan said in an interview. “I think senators need to be more independent. It doesn’t mean they can’t belong to a political party,” he added, noting that the expelled senators are all still active members of the Liberal party. Trudeau’s surprise move last month was aimed at restoring the Senate to

Roach, one of three provincial officials leading the negotiations with Ottawa. “I want to thank minister Kenney for his ongoing engagement and collaboration on this file. I’d also like to thank my colleagues across the country for their leadership on this file, which has helped bring us to this point.” Shirley Bond, B.C.’s labour minister, said she was “cautiously optimistic” that a deal was possible, but noted it would require a thorough review by the provinces. “We need to do the analysis,” she said. Ontario’s minister of training, Brad Duguid, said he would thoroughly review the offer before commenting. Jean-Thomas Grantham, spokesman for Quebec Employment Minister Agnes Maltais, said his province is still talking to Kenney. Quebec has been among the most vocal critics of the program, saying it wants to opt out, and didn’t get the offer from Kenney because of the ongoing dialogue with the feds. “We still have the same stand: either we withdraw from the program with full compensation or we renew the (labour market agreements) purely and simply, with the criteria we had before,” Grantham said. If a deal is imminent, it would represent a significant feather in Kenney’s cap. The prospects of an agreement were bleak just a few months ago, when the provinces were united in opposition. But provincial officials conceded that Kenney, known as a Mr. Fix-It in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet, was conciliatory and respectful in subsequent negotiations, while he also managed to persuade the Conservative government to agree to concessions. Kenney’s cabinet colleague, Jim Flaherty, lacked a similar diplomatic touch last week when he slammed the provinces for complaining about the job program. “Job training in Canada is not provincial tax money, it’s federal tax money,” Flaherty said. “And it’s not for a provincial government to tell the federal government how to spend federal tax money. ... The provincial governments have taxation powers; they can raise their own taxes.” The Conservatives have been consumed with addressing a skills shortage in the country’s labour force that the Conference Board of Canada has called the biggest barrier to Canadian competitiveness.

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I, like most humanoid life forms, and other dramatic events has yet to cherish, covet, treasure, revere, aduunfold. late and adore the Olympic Games, But then again 2010 didn’t have the almost as much as the thesaurus functhree Dufour-Lapointe sisters from tion on my computer. The Better Half Montreal — two of whom took gold and and the two Rotten Kids and Yours silver in moguls and made every flagTruly were all there in Vancouver in red blooded Canadian proud. Espe2010, grinning for five days cially every young Canadian straight, wearing the Maple red-blooded male between Leaf on numerous body the age of 20 and 30, on acparts, cheering like crazy count of they — Justine, people, and snorking CanaChloe and Maxime — are dian beverages copiously. extremely easy on the eyes, We drank in the most inif you get my drift, and have credible moment when the the cutest Quebecois acRK, the daughter one, percents and I’ll bet my Canada formed as a dancer in the Olympic tuque the trio will opening ceremonies (not a soon be featured on every dry Hay eye in the house) magazine cover and TV and we nearly injured clip, and will probably have ourselves from sheer mindtheir own fashion line, realHARLEY blowing cheering when the ity TV show and internaHAY Canadian men’s short track tional fan clubs even before speedskating team won the Sochi snow melts. the gold medal in the most But of course, that was exciting event involving only the beginning and guys skating in a circle I’ve ever perthere were many more memorable mosonally witnessed. I seriously thought ments rambled on about by good old I’d maybe blown a spleen or ruptured Red Deerian Ron McLean, TV host of some other even more important interthe games who seems to go off on so nal organ when the last push of the last many tangents that by the end of his lap put the Canadians out in front by lengthy introductions even he isn’t the width of a nano-molecule and the sure what he’s talking about. Where’s packed stadium crowd went bat-guano Brian Williams when you need him? nuts, propelling the Canadians across Be that as it may, the Olympics althe finish line by a skate-covered toe ways delivers the thrills of victory and nail. the agonies of defeat in spades, which We have talked about that moment is why I’m bummed about the fact that for four years, and Scout’s honour, I spent what seemed like a good deal I have never been in a louder, more of the Olympics in the bathroom. exciting vortex in my entire life. I’m Oh, I wasn’t sick or anything, thanks quite sure the entire venue actually for asking, I was doing something I levitated; in fact, if engineers checked am not qualified to do, not interested they would find that the arena has whatsoever in doing, and not happy bebeen noticeably off its moorings since ing distracted away from my obligation that day. During the last laps of that as a Canuck citizen to watch as much momentous event, glasses rattled in Olympics as possible. Which as we all kitchen cupboards as far away as Seknow, is a compulsory patriotic duty attle, Wash., and significant Richter legislated by the Canadian government scale earthquake measurements were and something called Own the Podium. registered in several parts of Alberta. I was attempting to fix a runny toiAnd don’t even get me started on Syd let. the Kid’s gold medal goal in what the If there’s anything that can distract Europeans quaintly call “ice hockey.” someone from something vitally imporThis time in Sochi, Russia, of all tant like watching the Olympics on TV, places, speedskating has been more it’s a runny toilet. about sliding on derrieres than crossSo I had no choice. Well that’s not ing finish lines, and as I scribble this, entirely true. I had three choices: if a person can scribble on a keyboard, 1) Pay a plumber with a pictures all the full story on hockey and curling over his van $105 per hour to come and

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Sisters Maxime, Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, left to right, after being introduced as members of Canada’s Olympic freestyle skiing team: is a fashion line in their future, or perhaps a reality TV show? root around in the bathroom for two or three hours doing god knows what (like last time one of our toilets went on the fritz). 2) Let the thing dribble away until the Olympics were over, pretending the annoying little incessant leaking noise wasn’t there 24/7. This didn’t work either on account of nobody could use said leaking commode on account of it wouldn’t flush. This would not fly with the BH. So I (the Better Half actually) settled on option 3) do the manly, husbandly duty and fix the stupid toilet, sooner than later, if you get my drift. Let’s be clear. The last time I did any amateur plumbing, I ‘fixed’ a water line under the kitchen sink. The result? Several weeks later I discovered the oddest balloon-like formations hanging from the ceiling in my office downstairs. Which happens to be directly below the kitchen. Two large bubbles had formed on the stipple of the ceiling somehow. So, of course, being pathologically curious, I poked one of them. Not a good idea. Turns out a tiny little leak in a water line can build up a surprising

amount of water in a few weeks — an actual deluge that goes WHOOOSH when you open up the flood gates by poking at the ceiling. Interesting, but not much fun. So if a little repair job on a little water line can cause that much chaos, I was truly shuddering to think of what damage I could do repairing a powerful toilet that features many litres of swirling water and many complicated plastic parts that are way beyond my comprehension. But with very little choice, I got my plumber’s pipe wrench, which I’d never actually used before, took the top off the tank thingie, stuck my hand in the freezing water and immediately gave up. I mean, Tessa Virtue and Whatzisname were skating and there was no way I was going to miss that. Next week: how to fix a toilet and possibly survive. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

other climate scientists, but I think that in the end Francis and Vavrus will turn out to be largely right. That is not good news. They start with the fact that the Arctic has been warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, so the difference in temperature between the Arctic air mass and the air over the temperate zone has been shrinking. Since that difference in temperature is what drives the jet stream that flows along the boundary between the two air masses, a lower difference means a slower jet stream. Now, a fast jet stream travels in a pretty straight line around the planet from west to east, just like a mountain stream goes pretty straight downhill. A slower jet stream, however, meanders like a river crossing a flood plain — and the big loops it makes extend much further south and north than when it was moving fast. In a big southerly loop, you will have Arctic air much further south than usual, while there will be rela-

tively warm air from the temperate air mass in a northerly loop that extends up into the Arctic. Moreover, the slower-moving jet stream tends to get “stuck,” so that a given kind of weather — snow, or rain, or heat — will stay longer over the same area. Hence the “polar-vortex” winter in North America this year, the record snowfalls in Japan in 2012 and again this winter, the lethal heat waves in the eastern U.S. in 2012 — and the floods in Britain this winter. “They’ve been pummelled by storm after storm this winter (in Britain),” said Jennifer Francis at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago recently. “It’s been amazing what’s going on, and it’s because the pattern this winter has been stuck in one place ever since early December.” There’s no particular reason to think that it will move on soon, either. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

In a world of extremes This is not how it was supposed to sastrous floods. In the United States happen. The standard climate change and Canada, it’s huge blizzards, icepredictions said that people in the storms and record low temperatures tropics and the sub-tropics would be that last much longer and reach much badly hurt by global warming long be- further south than normal. Welcome to fore the people living in the temperate the “temperate” zone of the northern zones, farther away from the equator, hemisphere. were feeling much pain at all. There have been extremes in the That was unfair, because “temperate” parts of the it was the people of the rich southern hemisphere, too. countries in the temperAustralia has just had the ate zone — North America, hottest year ever, with reEurope and Japan, mainly cord-breaking heat waves — who industrialized early and severe bush-fires. Arand started burning large gentina had one of its worstamounts of fossil fuel as ever heat waves in Decemlong as two centuries ago. ber, and parts of Brazil had That’s how they got rich. record rainfall, floods and Their emissions of carbon landslides. But that is probdioxide over the years acably just the result of graducount for 80 per cent of the al, relentless warming. greenhouse gases of human The abrupt changes seem GWYNNE origin that are now in the to be mainly in the northern DYER atmosphere, causing the hemisphere. warming, yet they get hurt Geography may explain least and last. the differences. There isn’t Well, what did you exall that much land in the pect? southern temperate zone, and the vast The gods of climate are almost cer- expanses of ocean that surround it tainly sky gods, and sky gods are never moderate the land temperatures. Morefair. But they have always liked jokes, over, the polar jet stream in the southespecially cruel ones, and they have ern hemisphere simply circles the Antcome up with a great one this time. arctic continent, and does not operate The people of the temperate zones are over land — whereas the northern pogoing to get hurt early after all, but not lar jet stream flows right across North by gradual warming. Their weather America and Europe. And it’s the jet is just going to get more and more ex- stream that matters. treme: heat waves, blizzards and floodThe extreme weather trend in North ing on an unprecedented scale. America and Europe is less than five “In 2012 we had the second wettest years old, so the science that might exwinter on record and this winter is plain exactly what is happening is still a one-in-250-years event,” British op- quite tentative. The first hypothesis position leader Ed Milliband told The that sounded plausible, published in Observer newspaper recently. “If you 2012 in Geophysical Letters, blamed a keep throwing the dice and you keep slowing of the northern hemisphere’s getting sixes then the dice are loaded. polar jet stream. Something is going on.” The paper, entitled Evidence linking The “something” is abrupt climate Arctic amplification to extreme weather change. in mid-latitudes, was written by JenIn Britain, it’s an unprecedented nifer Francis of Rutgers University series of great storms blowing in off and Stephen Vavrus of the University the North Atlantic, dropping enor- of Wisconsin-Madison. The authors’ mous amounts of rain and causing di- methodology has been challenged by

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 A7

Celebrate our accomplishments FROM SILVER MEDALS TO FINDING A BETTER PATH IN LIFE The Iceberg Skating Palace was totally hushed as the audience waited with bated breath while Patrick Chan skated through his program, desperately searching for Olympic Games gold. The silence was only broken when this brilliant young skater made a small misstep, and the crowd let out a collective gasp of disbelief. But he would quickly recover and carry on. The Saturday edition of the Advocate that followed carried an unflattering picture of Chan as he contorted into a difficult move; his concentration totally evident. The comCHRIS ments were also ungracious in SALOMONS that when I first read them, it sounded as if the gold was discarded in favour of the silver. Whenever we see a photograph and a short headline, we are never informed of the years and tears of effort and pain that it took to bring this gracious young man to that arena in the first place. As I continued to watch other events, witnessing the achievements and unsuccessful strainings that went into these Games, I was reminded of how the Olympics are exactly like life. And nowhere is that

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more evident than life on the street. As a couple, they spent years and years on the street, living in a constant stupor of intoxication that landed them in hospital several times because of alcohol poisoning. I could go on describing their antics on the street, but it would serve no other purpose than to glorify this aberrant behaviour. But then, neither can I encapsulate their circumstances in a headline; it would do an injustice. As I have stated many times, the adult is a product of his or her upbringing, but also of their reaction to that environment. A friend who spent 18 years on the street offered me this snippet of information that makes a lot of sense and which I have used before. He said, “Any child when faced with a decision will make the choice that is the most appealing and seemingly correct based on the circumstances available to them at that time.” So if the conditions are right, a child will go on to make positive decisions because he has the safety to do so. Conversely, negative choices are made in reaction to rather than in response to their environment. Patrick Chan spent year after year in a positive and encouraging family life choosing to become the beautiful skater that he is today. The aforementioned couple spent year after year reacting to life as it was presented to them by thinking that a party life was all there was to it.

Out of seven billion people on earth, Patrick pushed and pushed until he earned the No. 2 position; our couple pushed and pushed until they almost died from the abuse. Our illustrious skater went on to capture the silver Olympic medal, and the unknown couple made a choice to change. Having been through detox, they will be taking counselling and will strive to make their change of life permanent. For this effort, they too in the end will earn silver. It’s at this point that I guess I differ from many others, because I tend to prefer a half full glass instead of half empty. The easiest thing to do is to criticize a person or people and say that they could have, should have done better than they did. I believe that unjustified or unfounded criticism leads to contempt for the individual so judged, and very often precludes our acceptance of them and their efforts. Patrick, I think you did an awesome job and you make me proud to be a Canadian; silver medal notwithstanding. And to this unknown couple, you too make me proud and you help to justify the efforts that we make to help in some small way. In my mind and in my heart, you both are worth much, much more than silver, even more than gold. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

Cutting the GST by two percentage points was clearly worth more to big income earners, with high disposable incomes, than to lower-income Canadians. It also meant lower government revenue to promote jobs and target the needier members of our society. In 2007, Flaherty announced the cut would mean an annual revenue loss of $12 billion. Likewise, the introduction of various tax credits such as those for children’s participation in arts or sports, favoured those at the high end of the marginal tax rate since the tax credits were non-refundable. Families with the least money to enable their children to participate in worthy activities get nothing while those with the highest incomes get the tax subsidy. The introduction of pension income splitting is another tax change that has benefited the best off the most, while providing little or no benefit to lower-income Canadians. This tax break allows Canadian families to split their pension income so that each pays taxes on half the total income. This again means those in the top marginal tax rate get by far

the biggest benefit. This break is a roughly $1-billion bonanza, mainly for the best off. Now, the Conservatives are planning to extend this provision to all families with children by allowing parents to split up to $50,000 of their household income for tax purposes — another big tax break that will mean nothing for Canadians without taxable income and next to nothing for single-parent families and Canadians with low taxable income, but potentially quite a bit for better-off Canadians. To his credit, Flaherty has finally acknowledged the flaws in this promise, now declaring he isn’t sure it would benefit society overall. It is estimated to cost $2.5 billion in 2015-16. But Flaherty’s doubts don’t mean the plan will be dropped. What Conservatives don’t seem to realize is that we would all be better off if more Canadians were working and if those with lower incomes had more money to spend. It would also be a fairer society. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at crane@interlog.com.

Conservatives buying votes rather than creating jobs The well-being of ordinary Canadians is being sacrificed to the 2015 election strategy of the Conservative Party. The best evidence of this has been the decision to delay needed infrastructure investments that could strengthen economic growth and create jobs and to ignore the high levels of inequality in Canada, all for the sake of creating a budget surplus to fund Tory election campaign promises. Balancing the budget is an important goal but achieving it by accepting lower growth, higher unemployment and sigDAVID nificant inequality is not. CRANE Balancing the budget in, say, 2017 rather than 2015 would have enabled more Canadians to have jobs today and could have put in place important infrastructure projects that have to be built anyway, without weakening Canada’s underlying fiscal sustainability. Despite Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s boasting on Canada’s job performance, the percentage of adult Canadians participating in the labour force is lower than it was before the Great Recession. Moreover, the share of Canadians of working age who have a job is also lower than it was before the Great Recession. This has deepened already significant income inequality in Canada. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, recently noted that “in the past, economists have underestimated the importance of inequality. They have focused on economic growth, on the size of the pie rather than its distribution.” But, she said, “today, we are more keenly aware of the damage done by inequality. Put simply, a severely skewed income distribution harms the pace and sustainability of growth over the longer term. It leads to an economy of exclusion, and a wasteland of discarded potential.” We need to ensure “that ‘inclusion’ is given as much weight as ‘growth’ in the design of policies.” IMF research, Lagarde said, showed that “the fiscal system can help to reduce inequality through careful design of tax and spending policies.” Canada has failed on that score. And, Lagarde warned, “if countries compete for business by lowering taxes on corporate income, this could make inequality worse.” Yet Flaherty’s economic strategy is to pursue a race to the bottom on corporate taxes. In fact, most Flaherty budgets since 2006 have worsened inequality, as various reports from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy well documents. Measures targeting the needy, such as the Working Income Tax Break and the Child Tax Benefit, have simply been too low to make much of a difference.

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Liberals risk-free at own peril The ground has shifted in Quebec since Montreal was last host to a federal Liberal brainstorming session four years ago. Back in the days when Michael Ignatieff presided over a so-called thinkers’ conference, a federalist party was in power provincially and the Parti Québécois — under Pauline Marois — was bleeding CHANTAL support left and HÉBERT right. Now Premier Marois is on the verge of calling a snap election and it looks like the governing majority she covets will be hers to lose in an April vote. A CROP poll published by La Presse this week pegged PQ support among francophone voters at 47 per cent. It is a rare federalist that relishes the prospect of a sovereigntist majority government in Quebec. But Justin Trudeau’s troops could do worse than

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look for solace and inspiration in the PQ’s comeback. Like the Liberals after Jean Chrétien retired, PQ fortunes went from bad to worse after premier Lucien Bouchard resigned in 2001. Under Bernard Landry, the party lost power and under successor André Boisclair, it slipped to third place in the national assembly. By the time Marois took over, the PQ looked like a spent force. To bring it back to pre-eminence, Marois had to adapt her strategy to a multi-party battlefield. A repeat of the classic duels between federalist and sovereigntists of the past was simply not on. To give the PQ an edge, she also had to take some policy risks. The controversial secularism charter is a byproduct of the more competitive Quebec dynamics. This week’s CROP poll suggests that Trudeau’s Liberals will similarly have to adapt to new battle conditions. It gives the Liberals a four-point lead on the NDP provincewide but that’s a six-point drop from January. The party also suffers from an overconcentration of support in a handful of Montreal ridings. In the province outside Montreal — where most seats are — the NDP actually enjoys a five-point lead.

To overcome that, Trudeau’s Quebec team desperately needs new blood and some organizational muscle. When Denis Coderre jumped in the Montreal municipal arena last year, the party lost its most energetic Quebec organizer. (As an aside, this week Coderre is basking in the glow of positive reviews of his first hundred days as mayor — making it job one for his former party to stay in his good books.) There is an ongoing rush for nominations in the safe Liberal seats of Montreal island but the picture is different in the rest of the province. One of the upsides of a Liberal defeat provincially this spring could be an opportunity to poach some of Philippe Couillard’s talent. The last time the Liberal Party of Canada held a conference in Montreal, a number of challenging policy ideas were put forward. Most of them subsequently sank without a trace. If the party sticks to its risk-averse instincts this weekend, it will again be at its own peril. Quebec MNAs spent part of this week scrambling to beat a ticking election clock to pass into law a new end-of-life regimen that would make doctor-assisted suicide available on demand to terminally ill patients. The

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Semana Santa WHEN YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN SEVILLE, SPAIN, DURING THE HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS, CHANCES ARE YOU WILL STUMBLE ACROSS A PROCESSION There was definitely something going on. A welldressed crowd was gathering on either side of Veronica Street in front of a Catholic Church with one of the longest names I had ever seen on any building. We shimmied through DEBBIE the crowd into OLSEN an empty spot directly behind a family of four who were sitting on lawn chairs near the edge of the curb — and then we waited. When you are travelling in Seville, Spain, during the Holy Week celebrations of Semana Santa, chances are you will stumble across a procession at some point. Easter processions take place in many Spanish cities, but Seville has more than 60 scheduled during the week leading up to Easter. Some 50,000 people parade through the city in one procession or another dressed in traditional robes and carrying religious statues on their shoulders. As many as a million visitors travel from across the country and around the world to see the spectacle and experience Semana Santa de Sevilla — the country’s most famous religious celebration. As we stood waiting for the procession to arrive, I attempted to translate the very long name of the Spanish church across from us into English. With almost no skill and without the assistance of Google, it was a daunting task. Later, I would find out the English name for the church is The Valley Church and Shrine of Our Father Jesus of Health and the Crowned Virgin of Sorrows. This particular church belongs to the Brotherhood of Gypsies and the procession we were waiting for was

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led by this brotherhood. We were in the company of gypsies and we didn’t even know it. As the procession drew near, we could hear the sound of drum beats and feel the attitude of the crowd visibly shift from festivity to something more funereal. Processions are rooted in storytelling and were devised in medieval times to help the common man understand the crucifixion of Christ. Even today, there is something mystical about them and I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end as the drums grew closer. A brass band was near the front of the procession, followed by a large

group of Nazarenos dressed in traditional robes with tall, pointy hats, carrying either candles or religious statues. For North Americans, the traditional garb can be somewhat disconcerting as it resembles the attire of the Ku Klux Klan. The purpose of the robes is to conceal the identity of those who participate. In days past, sinners would perform penance by carrying the heavy statues and relics barefoot through the cobblestone streets and as such it was important that they not be recognized.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: This statue is in the Basilica of Macarena, which is cared for by the Holy Week Brotherhood. The procession in the early morning of Good Friday is one of the largest, most popular and fervent in the whole of Spain; Nazarenos from the Brotherhood of Gypsies parade through the streets annually during Semana Santa, or Holy Week, in Seville. The traditional robes can be somewhat disconcerting to Westerners because of their resemblance to the garb worn by the KKK; The Cathedral of Santa Maria, more commonly known as the Seville Cathedral, is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in the world. This cathedral is also home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus — though Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic has also claimed to have the remains of the great explorer.


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India calling

EVEN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER CAN’T MUTE THE REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE OF VISITING INDIA, AS ONE RED DEER COUPLE DISCOVERED

This is the first in a two-part series on travel in India. BY MIRJAM RAND SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE

Above and right: Traffic in Delhi and Old Delhi is chaotic, and includes CNG buses, bicycle rickshaws, motorbikes, cars, buses, wagons and bicycles. drowsily chewing its cud so our rickshaw driver must make a detour around it. Smells waft through the air. Burning corn cobs, cow dung, diesel fumes and rotting vegetation sting our noses. The sweat bands have become more than sweatbands. They’re now handkerchiefs and at times face masks. Then we approach a rise in the street. The rickshaw driver dismounts and begins to push the rickshaw by its handle bars. Perspiration darkens his blue T-shirt and beads of sweat drip from his forehead. I feel terrible that we are sitting on the rickshaw bench while this small man is pushing us up the incline. For that he’ll get some extra rupees! Above the clamour of Old Delhi stands an old, red, stone fort. The Red Fort, built in 1648, is a reminder

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Above: These holy men or sadhus depend on public generosity for their livelihood. Right: Aam Panna, a refreshing green mango drink. A holy man, called a sadhu, sits in the lotus position in front of the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple. His saffron robes and beaded necklace are a striking contrast to his dark skin and glossy black hair. The sadhus have chosen a life of meditation, living on the fringes of society. These ascetic wandering monks rely on the public’s sympathy for their everyday needs. This sadhu stretches out his hand. Coins quickly disappear into the folds of his colourful robe. Next, we enter into a side room. We remove our shoes, put on orange-coloured head scarves and walk through a foot wash. White marble stairs lead us into the sanctuary, where candles flicker and the sound of chanting fills the air. All worshippers are barefoot. Most make their way to see a man seated on a raised pedestal. He is a Sikh dressed in white and saffron, surrounded by yellow marigold garlands. His gaze is focused on a large open book as he sits cross legged, surrounded by satin pillows and fresh flowers. We stop for a moment and then make our way silently out of the temple. A large marble courtyard, radiating oppressive heat waves, opens up ahead of us. Then we see a large pond of holy water called a Sarovar. At poolside, some worshippers are filling their water bottles. They will take this water with them, believing that it will bless their homes. Some men are washing in the water, while small children splash around to get some relief from the heat. Next stop, a bicycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. Our coach passes motorcycles, trucks, donkey carts, mini buses and market stalls. We arrive in front of the Jama Mosque, from where we will take a bicycle rickshaw ride through the oldest part of Delhi. Our driver is a small man, about five feet tall. Gleaming with perspiration, he mounts his bicycle and begins pedaling. This is not a mountain bike or a racing bike. It’s a simple bike with no gears. We’re seated on a narrow bench right behind the driver. There’s a fringed canopy over our heads. We careen in and out of traffic, narrowly missing the spokes of other rickshaws. It’s like the race scene from Ben Hur. Our driver is determined to get to the front of the pack! Overhead electrical wires crisscross and market produce is close enough to touch. Trucks filled with vegetables and fruit from the countryside are unloading their contents. Stray dogs scratch at fleas. A gust of wind picks up and swirls dust into our faces. A gangly cow is rooted to the spot ahead of us. It’s

of the majesty and power of the Moghul emperors of India. Even today, it symbolizes government, as every Aug. 15, the prime minister of India hoists the national flag and delivers a nationally broadcast speech to his nation from the ramparts above Lahore gate. We walk across an enormous paved area in front of Lahore Gate, cross a moat and enter the fort through a security check. Massive red walls of sandstone dwarf us, as we enter an arched passageway. Every alcove along this passage way contains a small jewelry or craft shop. We find a souvenir. It’s a carved wooden elephant, the symbol of India. Pavilions and palaces that have, over the years, escaped destruction, are connected by water channels and pools. The Yamuna River, which borders one side of the fortification, used to feed these water ways . It was an ingenious architectural idea, meant to cool off both buildings and gardens. We’re impressed by the Diwani Khas, a hall of private audience. White marble pillars, inlaid with coloured marble patterns, support the pavilion. Along the back wall of this pavilion the emperor would sit on his jewelled Peacock Throne, while an official stated his case. Colourful curtains would have billowed in the breeze, filling in the arched marble openings and giving the visitor and royalty their privacy. On the streets in Delhi, motorcycles, CNGs, buses, bicycle wagons, rickshaws and cars are fighting for a spare lane. But there are no lanes. It’s just a huge traffic jam. One bicycle wagon is loaded with jute bags of coal. Another carries a five-metrelong bamboo ladder. CNGs are small green and yellow buses with motorcycle engines. These are fueled by compressed natural gas and don’t produce much exhaust so they’re called ‘green buses.’ These overloaded CNGs are everywhere, squeezing through ever-present traffic jams. Back on the street, we’re immediately met by a throng of street hawkers. We see some green mangos and pink straws on one cart. This is a juice stand, selling Aam Panna, which helps fight the intense Indian heat. Great idea! Mirjam Rand is a local freelance writer and photographer. Next Saturday: Visiting the Taj Mahal and riding elephants.

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India, they say, assaults your senses. The intense heat, the noise and the smells. Could we handle such an experience? Friends thought we were out of our minds to travel to India, especially in July. In Red Deer, a local merchant, himself an Indian, asked me, “Can you stand that kind of heat? I, myself, never visit there in the summer!” But how could we resist the opportunity? India had been on our bucket list for years. Maharajas, Moghuls and Mahatma Gandhi had been calling us for a long time. We had heard of the throngs of people in Kolkata, the beauty of Mumbai and wasn’t the Taj Mahal built for love? For many years we have taken students on cultural trips. Now our student travel company, EF, was advertising an Indian discovery tour for teachers. The 11-day trip would take us to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. They call this the Golden Triangle. Would we go? In the heat of summer? Casting all concerns aside, and equipped with visas, inoculations, diarrhea pills and sweat bands, we landed in Delhi on July 12, 2013. Stepping onto the Indira Gandhi Airport tarmac, a wall of heat threatened to push us back into the comfort of our air-conditioned plane. No, we were not going back. Whatever it took, we were going to see India. We were going to see it, to feel it, to smell it and absorb all we could of its heart and soul. Delhi is a mix of the old and new India. Old Delhi is the India of movies and New Delhi is the crowning glory of independent India, a government city, constructed to house the buildings and people who run this nation of a billion people. At the Maidens Hotel, we were greeted with orange marigold garlands. Then a beautiful young lady dabbed a spot of red paint on our foreheads. Fresh fruit juice was offered on a silver tray. We were beginning to feel not only ‘Indian’ but like royalty. The Maidens was originally a British officers’ compound. Situated in North Delhi, in a residential area, this five-star hotel covers eight acres of gardens and shady trees. High ceilings and spacious rooms lend it an air of charm and colonialism. We soon recognized that this place would be an oasis after days of heat, monsoon rains, street hawkers and traffic. What was the next day going to be like? Would we manage to see parts of the ‘real’ India? Would we be able to stand the heat? Better get those sweat bands out of our suitcases.


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ABOVE: The exterior of The Cathedral of Santa Maria. BELOW: The Plaza de Espana (Spain Square) was built in 1928 as a venue for the 1929 World’s Fair. It is definitely worth a visit as it is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture.

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SEVILLE: Three world heritage sites Since these processions have been going on for centuries, there is no doubt the KKK got the idea for their garb from this Spanish tradition and not the other way around. In Spain, the robes of each brotherhood are of their own colour combination. The Brotherhood of Gypsies wore white robes with red and blue sashes and black pointy hats with a red, blue and gold cross embroidered on the chest. Such robes can cost upwards of a 1,000 euros each and some brotherhoods have hundreds of them. Easter processions typically take place in the evening and some last all night. Each brotherhood sets out from its church on an established route that departs from the cathedral one way and returns from another. Some processions go on for hours with people known as costaleros carrying statues and relics that weigh several tonnes on their shoulders. We never witnessed this, but there are emotional moments in the procession when flamenco songs are sung from balconies to honour the holy statues. As it turns out, what we were witnessing was the final moments of the procession as it made its way back to the church to deposit the holy statues — the culmination of an act of religious devotion. This scene of somber beauty was a reminder that modern Seville is still deeply rooted in its medieval past.

Tips for experiencing Semana Santa de Sevilla � Semana Santa will take place from April 13 to 20, this year. For more information on Seville, visit the official tourism website www.visitasevilla.es. � Know some basic lingo: Semana Santa means Holy Week and pasos (pronounced pah-sohz) is the local name for the processions. The pasos are conducted by hermandades (air-mahn-dah-daze), or brotherhoods. The men carrying the heavy religious statues are known as costaleros and the people in the pointy hats are called Nazarenos (nah-zah-raynoz). � Know some basic rules of etiquette: People wait on the streets for hours to see the pasos, so be sure not to nudge in front of someone who was there before you. Be respectful — even if you aren’t religious. The pasos are meant to be viewed in silence and one should never touch the robes of the Nazarenos as they pass. Most locals dress up to watch the pasos, so it’s a good idea to wear some dress slacks or nicer attire. � Book your hotel early and expect to pay a higher rate. As many as one million visitors come to Seville during Semana Santa to experience the processions, so this is a peak travel time. It is also a peak time for pickpockets, so you should constantly be aware of your belongings — especially when in a crowd. � Try some of the typical Semana Santa fare. Torrijas (thor-ee-hahz) is a dish similar to French toast made of honey, eggs and white wine, and you will find it in both homes and restaurants in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Seville’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites � Cathedral of Santa Maria: The world’s largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in the world, this cathedral is also home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. � Alcazar of Seville: The oldest royal palace still in use in Europe was PARSON’S originally a Moorish fort. HOLIDAY TOURS � Archivo de Indias: This archive houses thousands of documents

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B4 SPORTS Rebels snap skid

SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Rebels 5 Giants 3 The Red Deer Rebels came alive in the second period and in the process gave their Western Hockey League hopes a boost Friday at the Enmax Centrium. The Rebels potted two goals in the middle frame and then added two more in the third to defeat the Vancouver Giants 5-3 before 4,556 fans, snapping a three-game losing streak while registering just their second win in their last 12 games. “We got better in the last half of the game. We started simplifying our game and getting pucks in deep and forechecking,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter. “We got shots on net and got scoring chances off them. We started spending less time in our own zone and when we do that we’re effective. It’s stuff we’ve been fighting with the last couple to three weeks and tonight the last half of the game I was happy with our overall game. We started skating and our puck management was much better.” The Rebels were outshot 9-4 in the opening frame, but got to the intermission tied at one. Cain Franson opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the period when he circled the net and roofed the puck over a fallen Rebels netminder Patrik Bartosak, but Wyatt Johnson replied for the Rebels with a deflection of Adam Musil’s shot from the high slot seven minutes later. Former Rebels forward Joel Hamilton restored the Giants’ lead with a power-play tally 3:28 into the second period, connecting from the edge of the crease after Bartosak was unable to handle a shot by Jackson Houck. Red Deer drew even 10 minutes later when Rhyse Dieno sidestepped a Vancouver defenceman and beat netminder Jared Rathjen with a bullet from the faceoff circle. “It was a big win off the draw — we need those draws — and (defenceman Haydn) Fleury made an unbelievable pass through the seam,” said Dieno of his power-play tally. “Their guy thought he could block me, but I just walked around him and saw an opening and hit it.” Conner Bleackley gave the Rebels a

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Red Deer Rebel Meyer Nell comes up with the puck during first period action against the Vancouver Giants at the Centrium in Red Deer Friday. lead they wouldn’t relinquish at 18:18, taking a rebound of a point shot by Fleury and one-timing it past Rathjen from the edge of the circle, and Kayle Doetzel scored what proved to be the winner at 15:24 of the final frame, his wrist shot from the blueline finding the twine through a crowd. The Giants pulled to within a goal when Franson potted his second of the night and 27th of the season at 18:18, redirecting a shot by defenceman Mason Geertsen. But with Rathjen on the bench and

the faceoff in the Rebels zone, Johnson won a draw and Brady Gaudet rang the puck around the end boards and up to Dieno, who promptly scored into the empty net from just over the Vancouver blueline to seal the deal. “That’s all Johnny winning the draw and then the chip (by Gaudet),” said Dieno, whose empty-netter was his 50th goal of his WHL career, dating back to last year with the Rebels and earlier appearances with the Kamloops Blazers and Medicine Hat Tigers. “I just skated onto it and put it in-

to the open net. I think anyone could have done that. It was all Johnny with the draw and then the chip, for sure. “It was big win for us. We’ve been in a slump and definitely needed to change things up. We got down early but came back. We haven’t been putting the puck in the net and it was nice to get a couple, but if everyone is scoring and the team is winning I’d rather have that.”

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Kings overcome scrappy Clippers BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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Red Deer College King Chris Osborn lines up a shot against the Briercrest Clippers during the opening game of the Conference championship at Red Deer College on Friday.

Kings 3 Clippers 1 The Briercrest Bible College Clippers came into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s volleyball championships with nothing to lose. As hosts of the Canadian championships they were already in the nationals, allowing them to take a go-all-out attitude as they faced the top-ranked RDC Kings in the opening round of the ACAC finals. But in the end the Kings did what they had to to record a 25-22, 24-26, 2517, 25-18 victory before a full house at RDC Friday. “They’re a good team and very scrappy,” said Kings middle blocker Chris Osborn. “They’re used to a loud environment and they handled the pressure well. I was happy with the way we were able to come through at the end and seal the deal.” The Kings controlled play most of the first set, although the Clippers did make a late run to narrow the gap. The Saskatchewan squad took the momentum into the second set and as the Kings consistently missed serves — seven overall — the Clippers didn’t fade when RDC tied the game at 24. “We’ve been working hard and the

last time we played the Kings at home we played them tough (a 3-2 loss), so we felt if we served and passed well we could compete,” said Clippers head coach Nigel Mullan. “We did that in the second set, but overall we weren’t consistent enough. Red Deer played well. They’re a good fundamental team and Tim (Finnigan) was clutch for them. When they needed him he came through. It’s tough to find a way to slow him down.” Finnigan dominated the third and fourth sets and finished with 20 kills, seven digs and four aces. Braden O’Toole added 13 kills, an ace and three digs while Chris Jones and Justin Lukacs added seven kills each and Osborn four kills, two aces and three stuff blocks. Josh Senneker had 14 kills and seven digs for the Clippers while Jachin Karg added 13 kills. “They’re not a No. 8 seed,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha. “We knew they’d come in an battle the hell out of us. They had nothing to lose and were going after their serves. “In the end it was good for us, it was something we needed. We knew it would be a battle and we needed a guy like Tim to take over the match by himself. He was awesome the last two sets.”

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Big third quarter vaults Raptors past Cavaliers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Dwane Casey saw it as a sign of maturity on the part of his young team. After a first half in which he thought “the lid was on the basket,” the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. “That’s another step in our growth,” Casey said after Friday night’s win at Air Canada Centre. “Last year at this time, if we’d have missed shots like that we’d have caved in. “But we kept grinding it, grinding it, grinding it and that’s what you have to

do when the shots aren’t falling.” The Raptors (30-25) shot a woeful 32.7 per cent from the field in the first half and trailed 44-39. But, with secondyear centre Jonas Valanciunas leading the way, Toronto shot an impressive 16-for 23, or 69.5 per cent, in the third quarter on the way to winning their fourth game in five starts. “We said we need to pick it up, we need to come out with energy,” Valanciunas, who finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, said of the talk in the locker room at halftime. “That’s what it was all about. “We shot really bad the first half but we did a better job the second half and that’s what matters.”

Valanciunas scored 10 of his 14 second-half points in the third quarter, including five in a row during a 4:07 stretch that saw the Raptors turn a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead. Second-year guard Terrence Ross had a team-high 20 points as the Raptors snapped the Cavaliers’ (22-34) six-game winning streak and widened their lead to 3-½ games over the idle Brooklyn Nets atop the NBA’s Atlantic Division. With the win, the Raptors equalled the third-fastest time they’ve reached the 30-win mark in team history, just one game off the best mark of 54 games in both the 2009-10 and 2007-08 seasons.

Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 E-mail gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

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The Raptors, who have missed the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, didn’t win their 30th game until their 78th outing last year. Although Ross led the Raptors in scoring, it was his defensive play against Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving, who was named MVP of last weekend’s NBA All-Star Game, that drew rave reviews from his teammates. “Defensively, he’s always been impressive, and he’s getting better,” Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said after Irving was held to 3-for-16 shooting on his way to 17 points. “I told him that on the bench tonight.”

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SCOREBOARD Local Sports Today

● 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.

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● 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.

Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended free agent 1B Rhyne Hughes 100 games, effective when he signs with a major league organization, after testing positive for a banned substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Marks, RHPs Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, INFs Cheslor Cuthbert, Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia and OF Lane Adams on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from Baltimore. Designated INF Brent Morel for assignment. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed INF Brandon Newton. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed OF Steve Brown and INF Felix Brown. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed OF John Schultz to a contract extension. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed LHP Todd Kibby and RHP Trevor Longfellow. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Traded RHP Michael Click to Lincoln (AA) for a player to be named. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Waiverd F Antawn Jamison. Recalled F Jared Cunningham from Bakersfield of the NBA Development League. HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled G Isaiah Canaan from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). Signed G Troy Daniels from Rio Grande Valley. ORLANDO MAGIC — Agreed on buyout terms with F Glen Davis. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Waived F Earl Clark. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Released WR Paris Jackson. HOCKEY National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned D Jonathon Blum and F Jake Dowell to Iowa (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D David Rundblad to Portland (AHL) for conditioning. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned Cs Michael Latta, Ryan Stoa and Casey Wellman to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Released RW A.J. Gale from his professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled G Rob Madore from Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Signed G Tony Tabisz. WHEELING NAILERS — Released F Alexandre Carrier. Southern Professional Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Sent F Aaron McGill to Louisiana to complete an earlier trade. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Signed D Giancarlo Gonzalez. FC DALLAS — Acquired F David Texeira from FC Groningen (Netherlands). National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Jay Cooney goalkeeper coach. COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN — Named Elias Valentin II women’s assistant volleyball coach. SAN JOSE STATE — Named Greg Robinson defensive co-ordinator/linebackers coach and Keith Carter offensive line coach/running game co-ordinator. Announced offensive co-ordinator/quarterbacks coach Jimmie Dougherty adds the responsibilities of assistant head coach; cornerbacks coach Donte Williams will be the defensive backs coach; and graduate assistant Eric Thomason adds the duties of tight ends coach. Shifted tight ends coach Terry Malley to wide receivers coach and safeties coach Joe Staab to outside linebackers coach. WEST VIRGINIA — Named Tom Bradley assistant football coach.

Four-medal burst moves Canada into Top 3 SOCHI, Russia — A fourmedal day vaulted Canada into third in the overall medal standings at the Winter Olympics on Friday. Two gold, a silver and bronze boosted Canada’s total to 24, with another medal assured with the men’s hockey team beating the U.S. 1-0 in the semifinal. The U.S. remained in front with 27, one more than host Russia. Canada moved past Norway and the Netherlands, who both have 22. The host team finished third overall with 26 medals in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. in 2010. The Canadian team has nine gold, 10 silver and five bronze with two days of competition remaining.

B5

SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Hockey WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Regina 61 33 22 3 3 210 210 Swift Current 61 29 24 2 6 199 193 Brandon 62 28 26 6 2 223 229 Prince Albert 61 29 28 2 2 198 216 Moose Jaw 60 15 36 3 6 155 237 Saskatoon 61 16 40 2 3 177 256

Pt 72 66 64 62 39 37

CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Edmonton 59 43 14 1 1 250 142 Calgary 62 41 15 3 3 249 176 Medicine Hat 61 37 21 3 0 218 164 Kootenay 61 35 22 2 2 204 174 Red Deer 62 29 29 1 3 182 200 Lethbridge 62 12 45 2 3 147 300

Pt 88 88 77 74 62 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 60 48 8 0 4 259 153 100 Victoria 63 42 17 1 3 207 158 88 Vancouver 63 29 24 7 3 211 216 68 Prince George 64 25 31 3 5 216 268 58 Kamloops 61 12 44 2 3 153 257 29

Portland Seattle Spokane Everett Tri-City

GP 61 60 61 59 61

U.S. DIVISION W L OTLSOL 44 12 2 3 37 18 2 3 34 21 3 3 28 23 7 1 27 28 3 3

GF GA 291 186 205 203 204 182 171 180 156 185

Pt 93 79 74 64 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

Goal — Vancouver: Rathjen (L, 13-7-4); Red Deer: Bartosak (W, 27-24-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Vancouver: 1-2; Red Deer: 1-4. Referees — Tyler Adair, Kevin Webinger. Linesmen — Reid Anderson, Chad Huseby. Attendance — 4,556 at Red Deer. Raiders 6, Americans 4 First Period 1. Prince Albert, Valcourt 22 (Draisaitl, Craig) 12:46. Penalties — Stewart P.A. (fighting) 2:48, Stewart P.A. (10-minute misconduct) 2:48, Gelinas TC (fighting) 2:48, Gelinas TC (10-minute misconduct) 2:48, Williams TC (kneeing) 8:04, Perreaux P.A. (boarding) 19:00, Topping TC (hooking) 19:13. Second Period 2. Prince Albert, Quinney 7 (Zaharichuk, Gennaro) 8:59. 3. Tri-City, Topping 6 (Comrie) 9:29. 4. Tri-City, Southam 4 (Gutierrez, Hamonic) 14:06. 5. Prince Albert, Draisaitl 27 (Conroy, Morrissey) 18:06 (pp). Penalties — Williams TC (interference) 0:58, Craig P.A. (hooking) 12:02, Topping TC (tripping) 17:47. Third Period 6. Prince Albert, Danyluk 6 (unassisted) 3:46 (shorthanded-SH). 7. Tri-City, Bowles 7 (Williams, Topping) 10:14 (pp). 8. Prince Albert, Perreaux 15 (Danyluk, Braid) 11:52. 9. Tri-City, Topping 7 (Bowles) 15:46. 10. Prince Albert, Draisaitl 28 (Morrissey) 19:58 (-EN). Penalties — Draisaitl P.A. (tripping) 2:28, Craig P.A. (hooking) 8:45. Shots on goal by Prince Albert 9 17 10 — 36 Tri-City 2 11 13 — 26 Goal — Prince Albert: Cheveldave (W, 22-21-2); Tri-City: Comrie (L, 24-21-3). Rockets 4, Cougars 2 First Period

Friday’s results Regina 3 Victoria 2 Medicine Hat 6 Moose Jaw 0 Calgary 5 Brandon 4 Kootenay 3 Spokane 2 (SO) Red Deer 5 Vancouver 3 Edmonton 4 Swift Current 1 Portland 4 Kamloops 2 Kelowna 4 Prince George 2 Prince Albert 6 Tri-City 4 Seattle at Everett, 7:35 p.m. Today’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.

No Scoring. Penalties — Olsen Kel (inter. on goaltender) 18:58. Second Period 1. Prince George, McNulty 17 (Pochiro, Wilson) :19 (pp). 2. Kelowna, Severson 13 (Tvrdon, Kirkland) 17:41 (pp). 3. Kelowna, Kirkland 13 (Merkley, Severson) 19:11. Penalties — Wheaton Kel (elbowing) 2:05, Pochiro PG (roughing) 10:57, Tkatch PG (hooking) 16:36, Bobos PG (holding) 19:34. Third Period 4. Kelowna, Olsen 27 (Bell) 4:13. 5. Prince George, Fiddler 41 (Pochiro) 11:12. 6. Kelowna, Tvrdon 6 (unassisted) 13:03. Penalties — Merkley Kel (tripping) 3:37, McNulty PG (elbowing) 3:46, Goulbourne Kel (tripping) 16:58, Wheaton Kel (hooking) 18:51. Shots on goal by Kelowna 12 20 12 — 44 Prince George 13 11 13 — 37 Goal — Kelowna: Whistle (W, 15-3-0); Prince George: Beukeboom (L, 5-6-0).

FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES Rebels 5, Giants 3 First Period 1. Vancouver, Franson 26 (Houck) 10:19. 2. Red Deer, Johnson 9 (Musil) 17:14. Penalties — Volek Van (roughing) 7:33, Fleury RD (roughing) 7:33, Morrison Van (kneeing) 15:13. Second Period 3. Vancouver, Hamilton 9 (Houck, Morrison) 3:28 (pp). 4. Red Deer, Dieno 19 (Fleury, Gaudet) 13:21 (pp). 5. Red Deer, Bleackley 27 (Fleury, Kopeck) 18:18. Penalties — Nell RD (checking from behind) 3:05, Traber Van (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 10:24, Dieno RD (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 10:24, McEvoy Van (highsticking) 13:11, Johnson RD (holding) 15:33. Third Period 6. Red Deer, Doetzel 2 (Pawlenchuk, Dieno) 15:24. 7. Vancouver, Franson 27 (Geertsen, Houck) 18:19. 8. Red Deer, Dieno 20 (Gaudet, Maxwell) 19:00 (-EN). Penalties — Franson Van (tripping) 3:47, Atwal Van (fighting) 19:42, Atwal Van (game misconduct) 19:42, Geertsen Van (fighting) 19:42, Morrison Van (fighting) 19:42, Morrison Van (game misconduct) 19:42, Rathjen Van (Leaving Crease) 19:42, Traber Van (high-sticking) 19:42, Traber Van (high-sticking) 19:42, Bartosak RD (Leaving Crease) 19:42, Dixon RD (fighting) 19:42, Dixon RD (game misconduct) 19:42, Fafard RD (fighting) 19:42, Sterzer RD (fighting) 19:42, Sterzer RD (game misconduct) 19:42. Shots on goal by Vancouver 9 17 8 — 34 Red Deer 4 12 9 — 25

Winterhawks 4, Blazers 2 First Period 1. Kamloops, Revel 14 (unassisted) 3:12. 2. Portland, De Leo 32 (Haar, Dumba) 7:09 (pp). 3. Kamloops, Bolduc 5 (unassisted) 13:35 (pp). Penalties — Clouston Kam (high-sticking) 6:24, Clouston Kam (high-sticking) 6:24, Haar Por (tripping) 12:12. Second Period 4. Portland, Leier 32 (De Leo) :42. Penalties — Grist Kam (roughing) 3:09, Schoenborn Por (roughing) 3:09, Dumba Por (crosschecking) 4:57, Clouston Kam (high-sticking) 8:14, Clouston Kam (holding) 17:07. Third Period 5. Portland, Iverson 20 (Hanson) 5:27. 6. Portland, Leipsic 34 (Petan, Bjorkstrand) 9:05 (pp). Penalties — Douglas Kam (checking from behind) 7:46, Bellerive Kam (kneeing) 14:21, Douglas Kam (holding) 17:39. Shots on goal by Kamloops 6 7 3 — 16 Portland 14 13 19 — 46 Goal — Kamloops: Pouliot (L, 7-22-0); Portland: Boes (W, 13-24-2). Hitmen 5, Wheat Kings 4 First Period 1. Calgary, Helgesen 8 (Thomas, Virtanen) 4:07 (pp). 2. Calgary, Peterson 10 (Roach, Helgesen) 18:36. Penalties — Robinson Bra (hooking) 2:46, Roy Bra (tripping) 16:01, Bukarts Bra (high-sticking) 18:42. Second Period

3. Calgary, Virtanen 39 (Rankin) 2:36. 4. Brandon, Hawryluk 18 (Pankewicz, Roy) 6:35 (pp). Penalties — Peterson CAL (holding) 5:06, Chase CAL (slashing) 12:26, Chase CAL (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 12:26. Third Period 5. Brandon, Gabrielle 9 (Hawryluk, Quenneville) 3:28. 6. Calgary, Tambellini 14 (Thomas) 6:16. 7. Brandon, Lisoway 8 (unassisted) 9:19 (shorthanded-SH). 8. Calgary, Rankin 17 (Virtanen, Brassart) 11:06. 9. Brandon, Pulock 19 (Pankewicz, McGauley) 15:33. Penalties — Pankewicz Bra (interference) 6:29, McGauley Bra (tripping) 7:24, Peterson CAL (delay of game) 16:31, Rissling CAL (hooking) 19:48. Shots on goal by Calgary 19 12 13 — 44 Brandon 7 5 17 — 29 Goal — Calgary: Driedger (W, 22-13-3); Brandon: Papirny (L, 18-12-4). Tigers 6, Warriors 0 First Period 1. Medicine Hat, Cox 21 (Sanford, Valk) 3:39. Penalties — Eisenschmid MH (holding) 0:39, Zalitach MJ (interference) 12:00, Labelle MH (instigator) 15:03, Labelle MH (fighting) 15:03, Labelle MH (10-minute misconduct) 15:03, Eberle MJ (fighting) 15:03, Ast MH (hooking) 18:18. Second Period 2. Medicine Hat, Sanford 28 (Koules) 1:05. 3. Medicine Hat, Butcher 3 (Bredo) 3:12. 4. Medicine Hat, Valk 35 (Cox, Sanford) 5:00. 5. Medicine Hat, Butcher 4 (Owre) 5:21. 6. Medicine Hat, Koules 21 (Bredo, Cox) 8:39 (pp). Penalties — Sanford MH (roughing) 6:34, McCarthy MJ (roughing) 6:34, Fioretti MJ (high-sticking) 7:30, Doty MH (inter. on goaltender) 13:54, Warkentine MJ (hooking) 13:54. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Zalitach MJ (tripping) 3:36, Doty MH (10-minute misconduct) 9:24, Cooke MJ (slashing) 9:24, Uhrich MJ (interference) 15:46, Mowbray MH (roughing) 16:27, Fioretti MJ (roughing) 16:27, White MJ (high-sticking) 16:27, Point MJ (roughing) 18:54. Shots on goal by Medicine Hat 6 14 14 — 34 Moose Jaw 11 7 6 — 24 Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W, 19-11-2); Moose Jaw: Sawchenko (L, 6-10-0). Ice 3, Chiefs 2 (SO) First Period 1. Kootenay, Dirk 7 (Peel, Reinhart) 13:13. Penalties — Elynuik Spo (elbowing) 7:59, Yamamoto Spo (hooking) 11:02, Whittingham Spo (checking from behind) 15:51. Second Period 2. Kootenay, Valiev 5 (Dirk) 5:45. 3. Spokane, Yamamoto 8 (Messier, Chartier) 8:15. 4. Spokane, Yamamoto 9 (Messier, Chartier) 15:45. Penalties — None. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Bobyk Spo (interference) 8:34, Helewka Spo (high-sticking) 10:31. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Spokane : Elynuik miss, Holmberg miss, Aviani miss, Helewka miss, Fram miss. Kootenay : Franko miss, Bozon miss, Reinhart miss, Descheneau miss, Valiev goal. Shots on goal by Spokane 6 9 7 5 5 — 27 Kootenay 8 13 15 6 5 — 42 Goal — Spokane: Williams (LS, 29-14-2); Kootenay: Skapski (W, 25-14-2).

4. Victoria, Magee 22 (Carroll, Hicketts) 4:55 (pp). 5. Victoria, Carroll 32 (Hodges) 14:14. Penalties — Burroughs Reg (holding) 3:49. Shots on goal by Victoria 9 8 16 — 33 Regina 10 9 8 — 27 Goal — Victoria: Vollrath (L, 20-6-1); Regina: Wapple (W, 22-12-1). Oil Kings 4, Broncos 1 First Period 1. Swift Current, Cave 28 (Gordon) 2:54 (shorthanded-SH). 2. Edmonton, Bauer 7 (Reinhart, Benson) 8:56. Penalties — Black SC (holding) 1:01, Eller Edm (charging) 4:05, Ralph Edm (inter. on goaltender) 11:02. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Lazar 34 (Eller) 17:05. 4. Edmonton, Kieser 11 (unassisted) 18:35. Penalties — Odgers SC (fighting) 6:41, Reinhart Edm (fighting) 6:41. Third Period 5. Edmonton, Sautner 7 (Kulda, Samuelsson) 1:49. Penalties — Harris SC (slashing) 4:18. Shots on goal by Swift Current 10 9 7 — 26 Edmonton 9 9 17 — 35 Goal — Swift Current: Laurikainen (L, 20-19-0); Edmonton: Jarry (W, 38-12-1). OLYMPIC HOCKEY 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 1 Sweden 2 Canada 1 United States 0. Saturday, Feb. 22 Bronze Medal Game TBAA at TBAH, 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Gold Medal Game TBAA at TBAH, 5 a.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES Canada 1, United States 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Suter U.S. (stick holding) 10:53, Marleau Cda (holding) 15:58. Second Period 1. Canada, Benn 1 (Bouwmeester) 21:41. Penalties — Getzlaf Cda (high-sticking) 23:16, Kunitz Cda (slashing) 35:23. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kessel U.S. (hooking) 49:56. Shots on goal by Canada 16 12 9 — 37 United States 11 11 9 — 31 Goal — Canada: Price (W, 0-0-0); United States: Quick (L, 0-0-0). Sweden 2, Finland 1 First Period

Pats 3, Royals 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Stephenson Reg (roughing) 9:03, Christoffer Reg (delay of game) 9:33, Kanzig Vic (hooking) 15:56, Williams Reg (slashing) 18:56, Burroughs Reg (holding) 19:47. Second Period 1. Regina, Stephenson 28 (Burroughs, Hansen) 2:06. 2. Regina, Williams 8 (Sinitsyn, Stevenson) 5:00 (pp). 3. Regina, Sinitsyn 5 (Stephenson, Klimchuk) 9:31. Penalties — Walker Vic (hooking) 3:26, Stephenson Reg (cross-checking) 13:52, Hodges Vic (roughing) 14:49, Blomqvist Vic (roughing) 20:00, Blomqvist Vic (roughing) 20:00, Kanzig Vic (roughing) 20:00, Klimchuk Reg (roughing) 20:00, Stevenson Reg (roughing) 20:00. Third Period

No Scoring. Penalties — Steen Swe (hooking) 3:26, Berglund Swe (roughing) 12:53, Kronwall Swe (interference) 13:18. Second Period 1. Finland, Jokinen 1 (Vatanen) 26:17. 2. Sweden, Eriksson 1 (Ericsson, Backstrom) 31:39. 3. Sweden, Karlsson 1 (Steen, Sedin) 36:26 (pp). Penalties — Granlund Fin (charging) 23:54, Alfredsson Swe (cross-checking) 27:50, Jokinen Fin (tripping) 34:39. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Sedin Swe (holding) 50:58. Shots on goal by Finland 10 8 8 — 26 Sweden 13 9 3 — 25

of skip Brad Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden, reeled off eight straight wins after starting with a 1-2 record. With the Canadian women’s win on Thursday, it marked the first time a country claimed both titles. FREESTYLE SKIING Ladies’ Ski Cross - Marielle Thompson (Whistler, B.C.) won the gold medal and Kelsey Serwa (Kelowna, B.C.) captured the silver medal. Georgia Simmerling (West Vancouver, B.C.) won her opening heat, but crashed in the quarter-finals and placed 14th overall. ICE HOCKEY Men’s Semifinal - Canada will play for a second straight gold medal after a 1-0 semifinal win over the United States. Canada will face Sweden on Sunday. SHORT TRACK Men’s 500 m - Charle Cournoyer (Boucherville, Que.) captured the bronze medal; Olivier Jean (Lachenaie, Que.) finished fourth in his quarter-final heat and failed to advance, placing 13th overall. Ladies’ 1000m - Valerie Maltais (La Baie, Que.) lost to Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands in Final B and placed 6th overall. Marie-Eve Drolet (Chicoutimi, Que.) was eliminated in the quarter-final

and finished 12th overall. Marianne St-Gelais (StFelicien, Que.) failed to make it out of her qualifying heat, ending up 28th overall. Men’s 5000m Relay Final - Michael Gilday (Yellowknife, N.W.T.), Charles Hamelin (Montreal), Francois Hameline (Montreal) and Olivier Jean (Lachenaie, Que.) won Final B and placed 6th overall. SPEED SKATING Men’s Team Pursuit - Mathieu Giroux (PointeAux-Trembles, Que.), Lucas Makowsky (Regina) and Denny Morrison (Fort St John, B.C.) lost their semifinal race to Korea and will vie for the bronze medal against Poland on Saturday. Ladies’ Team Pursuit - Kali Christ (Regina), Christine Nesbitt (London, Ont.) and Brittany Schussler (Winnipeg) lost their quarter-final heat to Russia and will battle the U.S. on Saturday in Final C to determine 5th and 6th place.

Denver Utah

L.A. Lakers 101, Boston 92 Today’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. Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 11 a.m. Chicago at Miami, 1:30 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 7 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

Goal — Finland: Lehtonen (L, 0-0-0); Sweden: Lundqvist (W, 0-0-0).

Olympics MEDALS Nation U.S.A Russia Canada Norway Netherlands Germany France Sweden Austria Switzerland China Czech Republic Japan Italy South Korea Slovenia Belarus Poland Finland Great Britain Australia Latvia Ukraine

G 9 9 9 10 6 8 4 2 2 6 3 2 1 0 3 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 1

S 7 10 10 4 7 4 4 6 7 3 4 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 2 1 0

B 11 7 5 8 9 4 7 6 3 2 2 2 3 6 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 1

Slovakia Croatia Kazakhstan

Tot. 27 26 24 22 22 16 15 14 12 11 9 8 8 8 7 7 6 4 4 4 3 3 2

1 0 0

0 1 0

0 0 1

1 1 1

ALPINE SKIING Women’s Slalom - Marie-Michele Gagnon (LacEtchemin, Que.) was the top Canadian finishing 9th overall with a two-run total of one minute, 47.37 seconds, 2.83 seconds out of gold. Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) placed 15th with a time of 1:49.11. Erin Mielzynski (Guelph, Ont.) and Elli Terweil (Sun Peaks, B.C.) crashed in their first run and did not advance. BIATHLON Women’s 4x6km Relay - Rosanna Crawford (Canmore, Alta.), Megan Imrie (Falcon Lake, Man.), Megan Heinicke (Prince George, B.C.) and Zina Kocher (Red Deer, Alta.) finished 8th overall with a time of one hour, 12 minutes and 21.5 seconds with 12 missed targets, two minutes and 19 seconds behind gold medallists Ukraine. CURLING Men’s Final - Canada won its third consecutive men’s curling gold medal, defeating Great Britain 9-3. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., rink, consisting

Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia

Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando

W L Pct 30 25 .545 25 27 .481 21 34 .382 19 37 .339 15 41 .268 Southeast Division

GB — 3.5 9 11.5 15.5

W L Pct 39 14 .736 26 28 .481 26 30 .464 25 29 .463 17 40 .298 Central Division

GB — 13.5 14.5 14.5 24

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L

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GB

Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee

41 29 23 22 10

13 25 32 34 44

.759 .537 .418 .393 .185

— 12 18.5 20 31

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans

Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota

W L Pct 40 16 .714 37 18 .673 33 23 .589 31 23 .574 23 31 .426 Northwest Division W 43 37 26

L 13 18 28

Pct .768 .673 .481

GB — 2.5 7 8 16 GB — 5.5 16

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

25 29 .463 19 35 .352 Pacific Division W 37 33 33 19 18

L 20 21 22 36 36

17 23

Pct .649 .611 .600 .345 .333

GB — 2.5 3 17 17.5

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143 144 144 144 144 144 145 146 146 146 146 147 147 147 147 147 148 148 148 148 148 148 148 149 149

Friday’s Games Orlando 129, New York 121,2OT Dallas 124, Philadelphia 112 Charlotte 90, New Orleans 87 Toronto 98, Cleveland 91 Detroit 115, Atlanta 107 Chicago 117, Denver 89 Memphis 102, L.A. Clippers 96 Phoenix 106, San Antonio 85 Portland 102, Utah 94

Golf ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Third Round (Seedings in parentheses) Jim Furyk (20), United States, def. Harris English (36), United States, 1 up. Rickie Fowler (53), United States, def. Sergio Garcia (5), Spain, 1 up. Graeme McDowell (14), Northern Ireland, def. Hunter Mahan (30), United States, 21 holes. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, def. Bubba Watson (11), United States, 1 up. Louis Oosthuizen (32), South Africa, def. Webb Simpson (17), United States, 5 and 4. Jason Day (8), Australia, def. George Coetzee (56), South Africa, 3 and 1. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, def. Jason Dufner (15), United States, 1 up. Jordan Spieth (10), United States, def. Matt Kuchar (7), United States, 2 and 1.

LPGA THAILAND Second Round a-amateur Anna Nordqvist Julieta Granada Azahara Munoz Sandra Gal Stacy Lewis Michelle Wie Karrie Webb So Yeon Ryu Jennifer Johnson Angela Stanford Brittany Lang Lydia Ko Jenny Shin Inbee Park Caroline Hedwall Suzann Pettersen Lexi Thompson Thidapa Suwannapura Shanshan Feng Cristie Kerr Gerina Piller

66-72 71-68 71-68 69-70 71-69 67-73 71-70 69-72 68-73 68-73 73-69 72-70 72-70 71-71 69-73 69-73 68-74 73-70 71-72 71-72 70-73

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138 139 139 139 140 140 141 141 141 141 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 143 143 143 143

Morgan Pressel Mariajo Uribe Ai Miyazato Se Ri Pak Pornanong Phatlum Dewi Claire Schreefel Yani Tseng Danielle Kang Sun Young Yoo Carly Booth Mina Harigae Catriona Matthew Natsuka Hori Haeji Kang Chella Choi Hee Young Park Karine Icher Mamiko Higa Moriya Jutanugarn Na Yeon Choi Dani Holmqvist Carlota Ciganda Eun-Hee Ji Jodi Ewart Shadoff Paula Creamer

70-73 75-69 74-70 72-72 71-73 71-73 72-73 74-72 74-72 72-74 70-76 76-71 75-72 75-72 73-74 71-76 78-70 77-71 77-71 75-73 75-73 72-76 70-78 74-75 72-77

Ariya Jutanugarn Meena Lee Hee Kyung Seo Katherine Kirk a-Supamas Sangchan Nicole Castrale Candie Kung Alison Walshe Caroline Masson Mo Martin Jessica Korda Pernilla Lindberg Amy Yang Shinobu Moromizato Beatriz Recari Lizette Salas Giulia Sergas Ilhee Lee Chie Arimura Irene Coe Brittany Lincicome P.K. Kongkraphan Mika Miyazato Ayako Uehara

72-77 79-71 76-74 75-75 75-75 74-76 73-77 73-77 72-78 75-76 74-77 74-77 74-77 75-77 75-77 73-79 71-81 79-74 78-75 77-76 74-79 78-77 77-78 80-78

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149 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 151 151 151 151 152 152 152 152 153 153 153 153 155 155 158

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK-NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES 250 At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 100 laps, 119 rating, 0 points, $70,870. 2. (18) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 100, 100.7, 43, $52,260. 3. (9) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 100, 101.2, 41, $37,226.

4. (14) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 100, 100.8, 0, $27,700. 5. (2) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 100, 108.6, 39, $23,050. 6. (3) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 100, 94.4, 38, $18,925. 7. (11) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 100, 86.9, 37, $17,625. 8. (13) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 100, 75.2, 0, $14,375. 9. (30) Jimmy Weller III, Chevrolet, 100, 56.8, 35, $15,625.

10. (23) German Quiroga, Toyota, 100, 71.7, 34, $15,900. 11. (12) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 100, 72.2, 33, $14,525. 12. (10) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 100, 63.2, 32, $15,350. 13. (4) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 100, 71.4, 31, $15,250. 14. (6) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 100, 81.4, 30, $11,875. 15. (1) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 100, 103.4, 31, $14,650.

16. (32) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, 100, 46.9, 28, $11,775. 17. (25) Bryan Silas, Chevrolet, 100, 67.3, 27, $13,720. 18. (34) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 100, 55.3, 0, $11,350. 19. (27) Chris Fontaine, Toyota, 100, 61.3, 25, $11,250. 20. (36) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 100, 48.4, 24, $14,025. 21. (35) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 98, 38.3, 23, $11,050.


OLYMPICS

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Cournoyer ready for bigger things after surprise bronze medal Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Women’s ski cross gold medalist Marielle Thompson of Canada, right, celebrates on the podium with silver medalist and compatriot Kelsey Serwa, left, at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Silver and gold THOMPSON TAKES GOLD, SERWA SILVER IN SKI-CROSS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Marielle Thompson won gold and Canadian teammate Kelsey Serwa took the silver in women’s skicross Friday at the Sochi Olympics. They pulled ahead early in the final and finished well in front of Sweden’s Anna Holmund on a grey, rainy afternoon at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Thompson moved to first from the start and was pushed by her teammate to the finish. Holmund took the bronze and Ophelie David of France was fourth. “I’m so glad that I get to share a podium with Kelsey,” Thompson said. “Just starting in the final, it was really great to know that my teammate was beside me and either way (one of us will) be on the podium for Canada.” It was the second straight Olympic title for Canada in this event. Retired skier Ashleigh McIvor won four years ago at the Vancouver Games. Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., has been dominant on the World Cup circuit this season and that continued Friday. She was strong in her early heats and was in control in the final. Serwa, from Kelowna, B.C., needed a late surge at the finish to make it out of the semifinal. She also had a strong start in the final round and used that momentum to her advantage.

The friends and teammates were among the medal favourites entering the competition. Thompson has won two World Cup races this season and Serwa took the World Cup title on this course last year. “We’re all about girl power from the start,” said Thompson. “We were just having fun all day. I know Kelsey and we tried to help each other all the way down the course.” Serwa fought off a little pressure from behind in the final run. It made her even more determined to finish strong with her teammate. “I was thinking in my mind, ’OK Mar hold on to it, we’re almost there, we can do it,”’ Serwa said. “Just keep ’er pointed and sure enough, we made it down one and two.” Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver, B.C., was eighth in the seeding run and won her opening heat, but crashed in the quarter-finals and left the course in obvious discomfort. Simmerling appeared to lose her balance halfway down the course. It was one of several crashes on a course that had a number of challenging rollers, jumps and turns. Germany’s Anna Woerner went down a short time after the Canadian when she blew a landing after a jump. Chile’s Stephanie Joffroy crashed in the quarter-final and had to be taken off the course on a stretcher. Thompson and Serwa, meanwhile, were aggressive when they needed to be.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — It may have been a changing of the guard for the Canadian short-track speedskating team when Charle Cournoyer won a bronze medal in the 500-metre race Friday. Cournoyer showed he may be ready to take over from the team’s leading skater, Charles Hamelin. The Boucherville, Que. native had been at home watching on television when Hamelin won gold in the same event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. On Friday, it was Cournoyer’s turn to step into the spotlight. He was remarkably cool for a 22-year-old at his first Olympics, not backing down from his opponents in final — two Chinese skaters and Russian star Viktor Ahn, who ended up winning gold. And he was all but guaranteed a medal when China’s Liang Wenhao crashed, although he wasn’t able to catch Dajing Wu for the silver. “To get to skate with the Canadian flag after the race was fantastic,” said Cournoyer. “I had to tell myself ’The race is over, I’ve got to get off the rink.’ “But I’m really happy.” In the media whirlwind following the race, Cournoyer said he was aware of what winning an Olympic medal means and was looking forward to celebrating in the next few days. “It’ll be a big night, but I’m up for it,” he said with a laugh. The medal lifted some of the gloom around the short-track team after a mostly disappointing Games. The team’s target was five medals, and Cournoyer’s performance gave it three. Hamelin got the team off to a big start with an unexpected gold medal in the 1,500-metres. But he crashed during the heats in consecutive races. The men’s relay team also failed to defend it’s 2010 gold medal when Hamelin’s brother, Francois, wiped out on a marker disc. The team also got a silver medal from the women’s relay team. On the final day of short-track Friday, Valerie Maltais of La Baie, Que., was ever so close to reaching the women’s final. But she fell on the final turn of her semifinal while in second place.

Brothers share childhood dream, curling gold BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — The Harndens have a family video of E.J. and his dad throwing a curling rock down the ice with a tiny Ryan perched on top of it. E.J. figures Ryan was four at the time. The Brothers Harnden captured men’s curling gold for Canada together at the Sochi Olympics on Friday, the realization of a dream they have shared since childhood. “I’ll never, ever, ever, ever no matter what happens from here on out ever forget the moment of standing on the podium with my brother,” E.J. Harnden said. E.J. is the second, and Ryan is the lead on Brad Jacobs’ Sault Ste. Marie team that defeated Britain 9-3 in the gold-medal final. Jacobs is the Harndens’ cousin. Ryan Fry, the third, has joked that he’s the “adopted brother.” The Harndens’ dad Eric represented Northern Ontario at four Briers, and instilled a love of the sport in his sons. And when the last rock was thrown and the Olympic title firmly in their grasp, the two brothers shared a long embrace at the Ice Cube Curling Center. E.J., who’s 30, patted 27-year-old Ryan’s face with his two palms, as older siblings will do. “We were pretty quiet,” Ryan said.

“We both said ’I love you. You did a great job.”’ The Harndens weren’t the first Canadian siblings to climb the podium together in Sochi. Early in the Games, Justine Dufour-Lapointe won gold in women’s moguls, while sister Chloe took the silver. “I watched the sisters. I held back the tears watching that. They’re standing on the podium side by side,” E.J. said. “I thought ’It would mean absolutely the world to me to be able to do that with my brother.”’ The brothers, said Ryan, are “really really tight.” Ryan was the best man at E.J.’s wedding. “I don’t think many people can share something like this,” Ryan said on the shared gold. To be able to do this is just amazing.“ The Harndens’ dad started Ryan in curling when he was four and E.J., when he was eight. They’d play wearing hockey helmets and using cut-down brooms. They grew up idolizing their father. The family would gather to watch the Brier together every year on TV. “We owe a big portion of this to my father,” E.J. said. “We as kids were very fortunate. Other kids grow up and if they’re interested in hockey, they watch their heroes from a distance. Ryan and I grew up with our hero and our father right in front of us.” Eric Harnden accompanies his kids

Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada skip Brad Jacobs (right), Ryan Fry, E.J.Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Caleb Flaxey jump onto the podium after winning the gold medal in the Olympic curling final action at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Friday, in Sochi, Russia. practically everywhere. E.J. said he’s been at every provincial, Brier, world championships, trials and pre-trials game. And he was at the Ice Cube on

Friday to celebrate the gold along with the boys’ mother Susan. Said E.J.: “He’s the reason why we’re here today.”

Canada gets golden opportunity with narrow win PRICE SHUTS OUT U.S., BENN NETS GAME’S ONLY GOAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia — Another golden opportunity awaits Team Canada. Four years after winning gold on home ice in Vancouver, the Canadians will get a chance to make it two in a row Sunday against Sweden after beating the United States 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals Friday at Bolshoy Ice Dome. This time, though, it was made possible by a few players who weren’t around in 2010, namely Jamie Benn and Carey Price. Benn scored for Canada on a pretty pass from fellow newcomer Jay Bouwmeester, and Price — chosen by coach Mike Babcock to start over Vancouver golden goalie Roberto Luongo — had 31 saves to make it stand up. “Carey Price played a hell of a game,” said Benn. Though it didn’t show up on the scoresheet, Sidney Crosby was flying up and down the ice, creating chances seemingly at will. The captain still doesn’t have a goal in this tournament, but along with the rest of his teammates he has raised his level of play just in time to play Sweden for the gold

medal on Sunday. “This is huge,” said Canadian forward Corey Perry. “This is what we were put together for and this is why we’re here. Everyone wants to win. We’ve got that one chance on Sunday and we’ve got to make it count.” The United States will play for the bronze Saturday against Finland, which lost to the Swedes 2-1 in the other semifinal. Guaranteed either a gold or silver, this is the first time Canada has won a medal in an Olympics held outside North America since NHL players began participating in 1998. Canada and the U.S. traded chances throughout the first period. Just 90 seconds in, Crosby forced a turnover that led to a quality opportunity for Patrice Bergeron in front. More than five minutes in, Phil Kessel patiently waited for John Carlson to cross the blue-line and get a one-timer off that Price snagged with his glove. Not long after that, Crosby created a chance for Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Quick made a big save on Bergeron. Quick finished with 36 saves. It took until early in the second period for Canada to get on the board, thanks to a heads-up play from Bouwmeester.

The smooth-skating defenceman waited it out with the puck above the left face-off circle, allowing Benn to find open space between Brooks Orpik and Carlson, playing together for the first time at these Olympics because of a hand injury to Paul Martin. A perfect sliding pass across the ice from Bouwmeester hit Benn’s stick right on the tape and deflected past Quick at the 1:41 mark of the second. At that point, Canada tilted the ice and spent much of the period hemming the Americans in their own end. The result was more brilliance from Quick, who had to slide post-to-post to rob Benn and oozed confidence. The same came from Price on the other end, as he didn’t flash his glove hand as much as calmly lift it to catch the puck with ease. Canada’s victory came a day after the women’s team staged an improbable late comeback to beat the United States for its fourth straight gold medal. Babcock and his players said that victory taught them that “you don’t give in.” Of course the way Team Canada got to the gold-medal game was very different. It hasn’t trailed for even one second at these Olympics. That didn’t stop the women from

trying to use their experience as motivation. Alternate captain Hayley Wickenheiser, starting goalie Shannon Szabados and forward Brianne Jenner were responsible for a letter posted in the men’s locker-room that read: “Tonight is yours. Own the moment. We are proof that every minute matters. The podium is reserved for the brave. Earn every inch, dictate the pace. Go get em! From the girls! :)” The men are one win away from giving Canada double gold in hockey for the third time in the past four Olympics. Friday night’s game was skated almost at the blistering pace of the one played Feb. 28, 2010, that Canada won 3-2 on Crosby’s unforgettable overtime goal. “This is the biggest game of my life,” said Canadian forward Matt Duchene. Some of Canada’s best players in the Olympic rematch were watching from home four years ago. In addition to Bouwmeester, Benn and Price, Jeff Carter looked like he was playing in another gear and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo and MarcEdouard Vlasic quietly controlled the game. “Depth ... We have so many guys that can beat you,” said Pietrangelo.


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in the NHL), Zdeno Chara at +10 (71st), and Shea Weber at -10 (729th). Clearly plus/minus doesn’t tell us who the best defensive players are. Instead we looked at a purely defensive statistic: Fenwick Against. Fenwick Against measures the number of unblocked shots attempted by the opposition when a particular player is on the ice. Fenwick is one of the “go-to” stats in the advanced stats community because it is actually one of the strongest predictors of wins — the idea being that teams attempting more shots are probably carrying the play, which leads to more goals, which leads to more wins. We calculated the average Fenwick Against per 60 minutes of playing time over the past three NHL seasons for the four defencemen logging the most ice time for each team. ● Canada: 37.8 ● U.S. 37.8 Seriously. Undaunted, we dug deeper. Like plus/minus, Fenwick doesn’t account for player usage. To remedy that we used a fantastic tool from www.hockeyabstract.com to generate a player usage chart that illustrates which of the eight defencemen were logging the toughest NHL minutes. The Player Usage Chart’s vertical axis shows the quality of the competition each defenceman plays against (how this is calculated will have to wait for another day), and the horizontal axis reflects whether the defenceman starts more shifts in the offensive zone or defensive zone.

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RAPTORS: ‘Pick up defensive intensity’ Lowry had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds. DeMar DeRozan added 14 points and five assists. Cleveland’s Luol Deng led all scorers with 21 points and added 11 rebounds while Tristan Thompson of Brampton, Ont., added 13 points and nine assists and Anthony Bennett, also from Brampton, who last spring became the first Canadian to ever go first overall in the NBA draft, had nine points in his first game here. “We just had to pick up our defensive intensity,” Ross said of the message delivered at halftime. “The biggest thing, we were coming out, playing too lackadaisical and we had to pick that up.” Toronto outscored Cleveland 37-21 in the third quarter to take control. Valanciunas made a layup with 7:22 to go in the quarter to put the Raptors up for good at 53-52. After Valanciunas and Amir Johnson combined for just four points in the first half, Casey said he gave the big men “a wake-up call” going into the second half and they responded at both ends of the court. “We reminded them there’s more to the game than the offensive end,” Casey said. “You can get rebounds. You can get back in transition. You can challenge shots and you can go vertical. “You can do a lot of different things other than make shots and I thought the second half (they) worked at it and got it done.”

VOLLEYBALL: Queens blank Rustlers Osborn was equally as solid, although he didn’t get the kills. “But he opened things up for Jones and Tim. As well Braden’s serving took us on a run late. It was a strong effort from everyone in a real tough quarterfinal.” Osborn feels the team can play better. “Not everything was perfect, but it was a good match for us to play. When the game plan isn’t going right everyone has to shoulder the responsibility and get it done.” While the Kings felt they gained something by the tough test, so did the Clippers. “We’ve been inconsistent this season, but we’re trying to get ready for the nationals,” said Mullan. “We don’t want to just be the host we want to compete. This was another learning moment for us.” The Kings face the University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings in the semifinals today at 8 p.m. The Vikings downed the Medicine Hat Rattlers 25-18, 2517, 27-29, 25-17. Luke Ryan had 11 kills for the Vikings with Dylan Neufeld collecting 10 for the Rattlers. The Grant MacEwan University Griffins and the

SAIT Trojans clash in the 6 p.m. semifinal. The Griffins downed the NAIT Ooks 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 as Zach Brown and Marcus Ernewein had 10 kills each. Jordan Teliske had eight for the Ooks. SAIT stopped the Grande Prairie Wolves 25-21, 2523, 25-17 with Lucas Rauwerda finishing with 14 kills and Lachie Pollock 10. Devon Goodvin had 10 kills for the Wolves. Action begins today with Grande Prairie facing NAIT at 1 p.m. with BBC and the Rattlers clashing at 3 p.m. On Sunday the consolation final goes at 11 a.m. with the bronze medal match at 1 p.m. and the final at 3:30 p.m. Queens 3 Rustlers 0 The top-seeded RDC Queens took a step toward a berth in the national finals with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-15 victory over the Lakeland Rustlers in the women’s ACAC finals in Grande Prairie Friday. The Queens face Briercrest today at 6 p.m. with the winner not only going for gold, but earning a berth at the Canadians. “Lakeland is a good team all-around with a very good right side hitter, but we put together a game plan to try to handle her as best we could and it was evident from the results we did a good job,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “It was a good match for everyone as we did exactly what we planned and we didn’t use any extra effort and will be fresh for Briercrest.” Amber Adolf, who was named an All-Canadian Thursday, was the Queens player of the match with 12 kills, 12 digs and an ace. Brooke Sutter had 12 kills, four digs and a stuff block while Karissa Kuhr added 10 kills. Maddi Quinn had 18 digs and setter Bronwyn Hawkes 23 assists. The Clippers advanced with a 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 victory over The King’s University College. On the other side, two of the premier teams in the conference — GMU and Grande Prairie — will clash in the 8 p.m. semifinal. The Wolves downed the Olds Broncos 25-15, 25-12, 25-12 while the Griffins stopped NAIT 25-15, 2518, 25-15, Mikaela Pusher had eight kills and Shael Bourne 11 digs for Olds. drode@reddeeradvocate. com

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The players in the top left therefore play the toughest minutes; they play against the best competition and tend to start shifts in their own defensive zone. The chart shows that in general, the Canadians play tougher minutes, though not overwhelmingly so. Canada’s Shea Weber gets by far the hardest assignments. Kevin Shattenkirk of the U.S. by far the easiest, with the other six mixed around in between. What does this all mean? Well, even though both teams’ top defencemen averaged 37.8 Fenwick Against per 60, the Canadians’ 37.8 is “better” than

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When two men’s hockey teams are as closely matched as Canada and the U.S., the difference between skating for gold and playing in the loser’s bracket can come down to which one shuts down the other’s biggest weapons. So the Department of Hockey Analytics set out to identify and analyze the Canada-U.S. semifinal’s critical matchups. We wanted to see whether one team had the kryptonite to the other’s Superman. The Delilah to the other’s Samson. The Road Runner to the other’s Wile E. Coyote. There were just two problems. First, Team USA’s big gun has been Phil Kessel. Kessel plays in the Eastern Conference, and all of Canada’s main D-men play in the West, so there’s effectively no track record to speak of. Second, due to Canada’s forwards’ futility, Canada’s best offensive player has turned out to be a defenceman, and it didn’t seem to make much sense to try to figure out whether Ryan Suter has a history of shutting down Drew Doughty. With Canada’s offensive juggernaut acting more like a ladybug, and without any indication of which of Canada’s forwards will be the first to find his game, we decided to look at the next best thing to power matchups: A straight-up analysis of which team had the better shutdown defencemen. Defensive play is one of the most difficult aspects of the game to measure accurately. Commentators focus on plus/minus, but plus/minus is a deeply flawed statistic because it ignores how each player is used. Most importantly, it says nothing about whether a player is consistently matched up against his opponents’ best players — as most of the best defensive players are — which will naturally lead to a lower plus/minus. As a result, you end up with Hampus Lindholm at +26 this year (third


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Bautista hoping for a return to form JAYS SLUGGER HAS BEEN BATTLING 2 YEARS OF INJURIES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista hopes to hit one big goal this year — staying healthy. Bautista has finished the last two seasons on the disabled list. An injured left wrist stopped him in 2012 and a badly bruised left hip forced him out of the lineup last year. Before those problems, Bautista led the majors in home runs for two straight years. “I know that both injuries that I’ve had — the ones that have actually took me out of the lineup for an extended period of time — were from impact plays or just a freak accident with the wrist,” Bautista said Friday after the team’s first full-squad spring workout. “It’s not because I was neglecting my training regimen or anything like that. But it is disappointing and it is upsetting that I don’t get to go out there and finish the season with the team and finish strong,” he said. After the four-time All-Star outfielder missed a combined 14 games in 2010-11, the wrist injury that required surgery limited Bautista to just 90 games in 2012. Then, last season, he batted .259 with 28 home runs before his bad hip sidelined him for the final month. Now the 33-year-old Bautista is eager to prove he can stay on the field and return to being the player who set a club record with 54 home runs in 2010. Bautista said he began preparations for 2014 early in the off-season and spent time working out in Tampa with teammate Melky Cabrera. Cabrera has dealt with injuries of his own, leading to the discovery of a benign tumour in his spine, which was surgically removed in September. “It was kind of easy and natural and we just decided to start earlier than we normally do,” Bautista said. “We are both coming off injuries and we wanted to try to get into the best shape of our lives before spring training started.”

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OKOTOKS — Rhett Gardner scored once and assisted on two goals to help the Okotoks Oilers post a 4-2 AJHL win over the Olds Grizzlys Friday. Drew Weich, Derek Thorogood and Ty Clay also scored for the Oilers, who led 2-0 after one period and 3-0 after 40 minutes before 592 fans at the Pason Centennial Arena. Chris Gerrie and Spencer Dorowicz notched thirdperiod goals for the Grizzlys, while Jake Tamagi, who took the loss, and Ethan Jemieff combined to make 23 saves for the visitors. Okotoks netminder Jared D’Amico stopped 32 shots. Olds returns to action next Friday against the host Camrose Kodiaks.

Winner take all for Vipers For manager John Gibbons, Bautista’s absence meant more than a lack of run production. It was the loss of his natural leadership abilities on the field and inside the clubhouse. “I think Jose is a natural leader. We’ve just got to keep him healthy,” Gibbons said. “He’s been banged up a little bit the last couple years.” “We need him for a good six months,” he said. True for several other Toronto players, too. “Injuries went the wrong way for us and, actually, that’s been the case for the last two years,” Bautista said. “If it’s luck, if it’s whatever it might have been, hopefully it changes this year. The only thing we need is to remain healthy. If that’s taken care of, everything else is going to fall into place.”

THREE HILLS — The Red Deer Vipers have forced a deciding game in their best-of-three Heritage Junior B Hockey League North Division Survivor Series against the Three Hills Thrashers. The Vipers, who lost 8-7 in overtime at home Wednesday, downed the Thrashers 6-4 Friday to force a third game tonight at 8 p.m. at the Arena. Dustin Spearing, Avery Weenik, Kolton Gillett, Justin Corbett, Chris Robertson and Colton Weseen, who scored into an empty net, had single goals for the Vipers. Connor Ablett had two goals and Cameron Braun and Spencer Fournier one each for the Thrashers. Anthony Hamill made 42 saves in goal for the Vipers, who had 42 shots on Brady Hoover.

BoSox and Yankees are ‘very different animals’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino views the big-spending New York Yankees and his more frugal team as “very different animals.” The Red Sox won the World Series last year after signing several key players to short-term deals. The Yankees spent this off-season giving out expensive, long-term contracts in hopes of catching their rivals. “We’re very different animals. I’m proud of that difference,” Lucchino said Friday after Boston’s spring training workout. “I always cringe when people lump us together. Other baseball teams sometimes do that. They are still, this year at least, relying heavily on their inimitable old-fashioned Yankee style of high-priced, long-term free agents. And I can’t say I wish them well. But I think that we have taken a

different approach.” After finishing in last place in the AL East in 2012, Bobby Valentine’s only year as manager, the Red Sox signed Shane Victorino for three years, Jonny Gomes for two and Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew for one. Under new manager John Farrell, who had been general manager Ben Cherington’s choice in 2012 while Lucchino preferred Valentine, Boston won its third championship in 10 years. Lucchino’s remarks Friday were much milder than when he called the Yankees the “Evil Empire” several years ago. “I feel bad for Larry,” Yankees president Randy Levine responded. “He constantly sees ghosts and is spooked by the Yankees. But I can understand why. Two years ago, under his and Bobby Valentine’s plan, the Red Sox were a last-place team.” “Ben Cherington and the Red Sox did a great job in winning the World

Series last year, but I’m confident that (general manager Brian Cashman, manager Joe Girardi) and our players are ready to compete with a great Red Sox team to a win a world championship.” During the off-season, the Yankees signed former Red Sox centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury for seven years at $153 million and right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for seven years at $155 million. They also added catcher Brian McCann (five years, $85 million) and outfielder Carlos Beltran (three years, $45 million). They also let second baseman Robinson Cano go to Seattle on a 10-year, $240 million deal. “If you compare what we did last year in the off-season to what they’ve done this year, there’s quite a contrast there,” Lucchino said. But he wouldn’t rule out signing “a star in his prime” to a rich, long-term contract. “The Yankees do it more often, it

seems to me,” Lucchino said, “as a matter of course. And for us it would be more the exception than the rule.” It was hardly an exception after the 2010 season. The Red Sox signed free agent outfielder Carl Crawford to a $142 million, seven-year contract and traded for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who had one year and $6.3 million left on his contract with San Diego. In April, they gave him a $154 million, seven-year extension. But they traded both to the Los Angeles Dodgers late in August 2012 while the Red Sox were headed for a 69-93 finish. After winning the World Series last October, Boston’s most expensive addition was catcher A.J. Pierzynski for one year at $8.5 million. The next significant deal likely will involve David Ortiz. In the last year of a two-year, $30 million contract, the designated hitter wants a one-year extension.

McDowell survives, Match Play whittled down to final 8 players MARANA, Ariz. — Not even Graeme McDowell can believe he’s still alive in the Match Play Championship. Right when it looked as though he used up all his magic, McDowell pulled off another improbable escape Friday to advance to the quarterfinals at Dove Mountain. This time, all he had to do was win the last two holes to force overtime, make a 20-foot par putt to extend the match, and then win it with a birdie on the 21st hole. “Nine lives have been used up, and then some,” McDowell said. He again provided plenty of drama on a warm afternoon filled with it. Sergio Garcia bizarrely conceded an 18-foot par putt to Rickie Fowler on the seventh hole because he felt bad about taking so long on a drop away from bees on the previous hole. Fowler wound up getting back in the match with three straight birdies, and winning with a birdie on the 18th. Jim Furyk, who played college golf at Arizona, rallied from 3 down on the front nine to beat Harris English. Ernie Els hit a magnificent shot into the 18th hole for a birdie to knock off his second major champion in two days — Justin Rose on Thursday, Jason Dufner on Friday. Next up is Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old Texan who took out defending champion Matt Kuchar. The others advancing to the quarterfinals were Jason Day (3 and 1 over George Coetzee); Louis Oosthuizen had the best round, 6 under through 14 holes in beating Webb Simpson; and Victor Dubuisson of France won the first two holes and held on to beat Bubba Watson. Perhaps it is only fitting that McDowell next plays Dubuisson. McDowell has never led in any match until the last hole. Dubuisson has never trailed in his three matches. The only player who had a more unlikely

run to the quarterfinals in the 16-year history of the Accenture Match Play Championship was Geoff Ogilvy at La Costa in 2006. In his opening four matches, he watched 10 times as his opponent had a putt to win the match. Ogilvy went on to win the tournament. No other player, however, has been in a more precarious spot than McDowell for three straight days. He was 3 down to Gary Woodland with three holes to play when he won the next three holes, and then beat him with a birdie on the 19th hole. He was 2 down with four holes to play against Hideki Matsuyama when he won two holes, made a 10-foot par to halve another, and won the 18th with a par. It bordered on ridiculous against Mahan, who had a 16-4 record on this golf course. Unlike the opening two days, McDowell actually had a chance to take the lead with birdie chances on the eighth, ninth and 10th holes. Mahan went ahead with a birdie on the 11th, prompting McDowell to say, “I’m

allergic to 1 up.” He’s used to being down, especially late in the match. Mahan pitched to 3 feet for birdie on the 15th, and he won the 16th when McDowell three-putted for bogey. Both players drove into the rough on the 17th, both came up short in the bunker. McDowell had 10 feet for par, Mahan was inside of that by a few feet. McDowell’s par putt just curled into the left side of the cup, and he slammed his putter into the bag. “Where has that been all day?” he said. His cap was removed when Mahan’s putt slid by, and off they went to the 18th. McDowell’s approach caught the ridge, and he made the 6-foot birdie for overtime. Surely, his luck figured to run out on the 20th hole, the par-4 ninth, when his 3-wood caught a deep bunker and left him no shot at the green. McDowell hit 9-iron to get over the lip and barely cleared the desert, and his third shot settled 20 feet away. He made that for

par, one more hole. And then it was over. How crazy is this run? McDowell has yet to hit a tee shot over 58 holes in which he was leading. “I’ve just robbed three players,” McDowell said. “I can’t believe I’m still in it.” Furyk finally made it to the quarterfinals in his 14th appearance at this World Golf Championship. Spieth got there in his first try, overcoming an early deficit with consecutive birdies and making fewer mistakes than Kuchar, who had a 17-3 record in this fickle format. Spieth was credited with 10 birdies. Spieth next plays Els, who has been credited with only nine birdies all week. But the Big Easy is playing to the level of competition. He’s winning. That’s all that is required. “I know that he hasn’t played his best golf yet this week, so I’m sure it will come tomorrow,” Spieth said. “And I’ve got to be prepared for it.”

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PHOTOS BY JEFF STOKOE /ADVOCATE STAFF That little red-haired orphan is on stage in Red Deer. Notre Dame High School’s fine arts students are putting on Annie at the Memorial Centre.

The final performances run today at 1 p.m. and tonight at 7 p.m. The comic strip heroine of the beloved, family-friendly musical heads out into the wide world with her dog, Sandy, after foiling the nasty obstructions of orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan. In her search for the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of the New York

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City orphanage, Annie meets U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, billionaire Oliver Warbucks and other colourful characters. This production is directed by Jennifer Cocolicchio and stars Tevra Plamondon and Emily MacQuarrie. Tomorrow and It’s a Hard-Knock Life are some popular songs. Tickets are $20.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Annie, played by Tevra Plamondon, with the some of the other orphans. Annie is held up by the cast as she is introduced by Mr. Warbucks household staff. Miss Hannigan, played by Emily MacQuarrie, grabs hold of Annie. Annie finds a dog she names Sandy. Mr. Warbucks, played by William Albach, has a hard time on business call with the ever persistent Annie at his side. Annie, Miss Hannigan and the orphan girls.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Archive files pile up MUSEUM MOVES TO DIGITIZE; LOOKS FOR LONG-TERM SOLUTION BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A collections management co-ordinator will soon be hired at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. MAG hopes to post a job ad for the position to help with digitizing the museum’s collection in the coming weeks. Once this exhaustive and long work is completed, the museum may look to removing some of its digitized collection. But Lorna Johnson, MAG’s executive director, said that’s a long way down the road. She said while they wait for the grant money, they are in a holding pattern and will continue to cope with the space shortage. “It’s our big dilemma,” said Johnson. “We know that there is material out there now that we should be collecting in order to document our community’s history. “We are having to be so very selective of what we can take. Size is one of the limiting factors.” Johnson said that’s the challenge today but it is not new because they did not have

enough space when they moved into the building in the 1970s. “Then adding to the collection and making sure it is complete is an ongoing challenge,” said Johnson. The museum is looking to once and for all fix its space crunch over a five-year plan starting this year. At the end of 2014, Johnson said they hope to have a “best-case scenario” strategy. At the end of the five years, Johnson said they hope to have a workable solution. “We have some things stored already offsite but that’s in a building that the city leases until the end of 2014,” said Johnson. “So we also have to find room for those things when that lease expires. The problem is acute. “The trouble is everything you do just creates more work. If we move things to another site, then we have a staffing and an access issue because we have to function on two sites.” Once the collection is digitalized, staff will be able to take a closer look at the collections. MAG underwent a major restructuring in

December and is implementing the changes. Last year, the city conducted a collection storage assessment for the city archives, records management and MAG. A proposed collection storage facility was scrapped from its 10-year capital plan because the city did not want to move forward without having a solid plan in place. Kristina Oberg, Culture Department supervisor, said the city has adequate storage space for the time being and the idea is to plan for the future so the city does not run out of space. She said the city is working with the museum to look at the next steps for all the collections. Next month, the city and the groups will meet to look at the space requirements and talk about what comes next. At one time, a collection storage facility was in the 10-year capital plan but it was taken out in order for the city to reassess what was needed for storage. The city doesn’t want to move forward until a plan is in place. The strategy and the plan will be developed this year. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

PERFECT ICE

HERITAGE TRAIL DISCUSSED The Red Deer River Naturalists are hosting Peter and Linda Kershaw as speakers of the month for February. Peter, a recently retired biogeographer from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and Linda, a botanist, consultant and writer, will be talking about the CANOL Heritage Trail. The couple’s presentation, titled A Wilderness Backpacking Experience with a Twist, will delve into the CANOL project, a Second World War venture that sought to build a road a pipeline between Norman Wells, N.W.T., and Whitehorse, Yukon. The project was shut down and the portion in the N.W.T. simply left abandoned, with discarded equipment visible in the wilderness to this day. In the 1980s, it was decided the road would be a breathtaking hiking trail and the proposal for a park has been evolving ever since. The Kershaws, both northern researchers and Alberta Parks volunteer stewards for natural areas, will discuss the environment, history and challenges of the region. The free presentation takes place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, located at 6300 45th Ave. in Red Deer. For more information, call 403-347-8200 or email rd.rn@hotmail.com.

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All through the winter, City of Red Deer Recreation, Parks and Culture Department employees work to keep the many ice surfaces in the city in top shape. Here an employee drives the resurfacer over the ice at the speed skating oval at the Golden Circle. This weekend, the Foothills Speed Skating Marathon Association is holding its annual race at the oval after ice on Sylvan Lake was found to be unsafe for equipment to drive on. The marathon and mini festival gets underway around 10 a.m. today 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 encourage everybody to come out and give it a try, even on hockey skates.

LOCAL

BRIEFS Recycling, composting tipping fees reduced Red Deer tipping fees are being reduced to encourage more recycling and composting. Starting on March 1, fees at the Waste Management Facility for dropping off clean and segregated yard waste, branches, unpainted gypsum drywall, asphalt shingles, pallets and scrap metal are decreasing from $64 per tonne to $55 per tonne. Minimum charges remain the same at $7. According to the city, these differential tipping fees offer a financial incentive to divert from the landfill materials that can be recycled or composted. “We know our commercial customers want to do the right thing environmentally and divert eligible waste from the landfill, but we recognize it can take a little time to separate those materials,” said Janet Whitesell, waste management superintendent. “Our facility is currently diverting 75 per cent of the shingles we receive but hopefully this incentive will encourage the remaining 25 per cent to make the right choice.” Materials that are part of provinciallyfunded recycling programs are still free to drop off. These include household hazardous waste, residential paint, e-waste and tires. For more information and a full list of eligible items, visit www.reddeer.ca/waste. The waste facility is located at 1709 40th Ave. in Red Deer. Differential tipping fees are a part of the Waste Management Master Plan, which was approved by city council in 2013. The plan aims to reduce waste disposed at the landfill from 812 kg per capita (in 2011) to 500 kg per capita by 2023.

Blackfalds man wins lotto A Blackfalds man has won $100,000 on a Lotto 6/49 ticket.

Carl Faxon chose the EXTRA upgrade on the ticket on the Jan. 25 draw after initially winning a free ticket by matching two of six numbers on the Free Play category ticket. He paid $1 to upgrade the ticket to add EXTRA. His ticket matched all six numbers for his win. Faxon purchased his ticket at Carl Faxon the Fas Gas Blackfalds Service at 5057 Parkwood Road.

Home invasion suspect gets bail One of three men accused of a targeted home invasion on Monday was released on bail on Friday. Red Deer provincial court Judge Gordon Deck agreed to release Michael Wade Lawrence, 39, of Penhold, on $2,000 cash bail. He must abide by a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, among other conditions. Lawrence was arrested with two other suspects after police responded to a 4:30 a.m. call to a Red Deer residence. On arriving, police said they arrested two men wearing masks. One suspect allegedly had a handgun. A third suspect was arrested nearby where he had been walking and carrying a modified baseball bat. The alleged victim was found bound and gagged, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Lawrence, Kyle Brice Connon, 27, of Red Deer, and Bradley Amos Erickson, 39, of Red Deer have each been charged with assault with a weapon, attempted robbery, forcible confinement, uttering threats, break and enter to commit assault causing bodily harm, disguised with intent to commit an offence, personating a peace officer and conspiring to commit an indictable offence. Connon and Erickson remain in custody. All three are due back in court on Tuesday.

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Scuba equipment recovered When a Red Deer man saw his stolen scuba equipment posted for sale on a classified ad website, police came to his rescue. Red Deer City RCMP received a complaint from a Parkvale neighbourhood resident on Feb. 12 that a variety of scuba gear had been stolen overnight from his vehicle parked in front of his home. On Friday, the victim contacted police to tell them that he had found what is believed to be his equipment for sale on Kijiji. Police immediately investigated and subsequently have charged at 21-year-old man found to be in possession of the scuba equipment. He faces a charge of possession of stolen property. RCMP said they would release more details once charges are sworn. Anyone with information that may assist police regarding this investigation is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-3435575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

Diabetes webinars offered People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Alberta can now access free webinars in the convenience of their homes or any other computer. Topics include food, nutrition, health, travel and foot care. The one-hour webinars provide professional information, facilitated discussion and a way to connect with others in the diabetes community. The series is offered by the Canadian Diabetes Association and is open to people in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. People can sign up for the webinars that run from February to June. A full list of topics, registration and further information is available at diabetes.ca/ diabetes-webinars. For more information about the type 1 diabetes webinars, contact Maria Hayes at maria.hayes@diabetes.ca or Russell Thomson at russell.thomson@diabetes.ca. Those wanting information about webinars on type 2 diabetes can contact Jacquie Beavis at jacquie.beavis@diabetes.ca.

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RELIGION

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Pope of the evangelicals? BY MICHAEL WEAR BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES In a post-secular world, and a postChristian America, it seemed we might be past the time of towering faith figures and transnational, transcendent religious leaders. Enter Pope Francis—the pontiff formerly known as Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio—who is a religious rock star in a way many thought was impossible. Pope Francis has found a broad, welcoming audience in the United States, and American Catholics have found a new hope for their Church. While evangelicals do not share Catholics’ interest in the flourishing of the Catholic Church, evangelicals still have a stake in his popularity and success. The rise of Pope Francis suggests to evangelicals that even in this new century, Christians can have a faithful presence and influence in American public life. Francis’ popularity is driven by his pastoral, inclusive, and humble approach to the Pontificate. He has eschewed the worldly perks of some of his predecessors, opting for a simpler wardrobe and a less luxurious home and car. He has reached out to unexpected people: the Muslim girl whose feet he washed, the meetings and meals he has held with the homeless and those at the margins, his interview with atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, his encouragement to mothers to breastfeed

in church, and his words of humility on the topic of gay priests. But perhaps the most defining feature of the Francis pontificate so far is his pastoral approach to Catholic leadership. This is a man concerned with how people experience the church, and he understands the limits of declarations of doctrine without a lens of practical experience. This shift was best described by Francis himself: The thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. His example of Christian leadership, though not unprecedented, has struck a chord with an American public skeptical of public faith. After decades of decline, American Catholics are beginning to feel the wind at their backs. As Pope Francis is helping Catholics to find their footing in twenty-first century America, evangelicals increasingly feel that they are losing theirs. The defining religious trend of the last decade has been the “rise of the nones,” those with no religious affiliation at all. An overwhelming majority of evangelicals (71%) feel that religious freedom in the United States will become more restricted over the next five years. Seventy-two percent of evan-

gelicals believe that faith is losing influence in America. Evangelicals feel pressured on all sides: demographically, spiritually, politically, and culturally. Just over 50 years ago, John Kennedy was forced to assure America’s Protestants that he would not seek advice from the Vatican as president. Today, many evangelicals are looking to Pope Francis as they seek to find their way in this new nation. He offers an interesting test case of a model of engagement some next-generation evangelicals have been practicing on a smaller-scale, and to various degrees, without much fanfare. It can be seen in Jim Daly’s leadership of Focus on the Family, steering its focus back to its core mission of equipping families to thrive rather than acting as a political advocacy organization. Or Russell Moore’s more hopeful, holistic engagement of public policy issues as the new head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Or the wave of twenty-first century Christian organizations like Q, Catalyst, the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, the Justice Conference, and others that are seeking to confront today’s challenges with creative, graceled approaches. Or the Christian bloggers and writers who respond to controversies with introspection and reflection rather than bomb throwing and diatribes. These types of evangelicals believe the more strident, partisan faith the previous generation was known for harmed the church’s standing in this

nation. The question they are testing in their work, and the core question of Francis’ papacy, is whether a more inclusive, pastoral, and humble approach will be enough to maintain a strong Christian voice in America’s marketplace of ideas. Pope Francis’ effort in this regard is supported in some important ways by the institution of his church. In a nation that is openly critiquing Christian doctrine like never before, the rituals and history of the Catholic Church provide a reminder of the tradition of the faith. Young evangelicals’ felt need for this reminder is leading some to join liturgical churches.

LOCAL EVENTS MONDAY Quilting and crafty Mondays are held at Blackfalds United Church starting at 9:30 a.m. Drop by and help make quilts, or bring your own project. See blackfaldsunitedfchurch. com or phone 403-885-4780. WEDNESDAY Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Crystal and Herb Taylor of Crystal Clear Ministries will be performing. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311. Ponoka United Church Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in and shop for the whole family. For more information call Mary at 403-783-5030, or Jessie at 403-783-8627.

Schedule of Services FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY SUNDAY SCHOOL & SERVICE — 11:00 A.M. Christian Science Reading Room: Wed., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12 Noon-3:00 p.m.

4907 GAETZ AVE.

403-346-0811

For more information on Christian Science visit christianscience.com Sunday Services Services Sunday 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. 9:00a.m. & 11:00a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Ministries 7:00p.m.

Passion for God, Compassion for People. 2020 40th Ave, Red Deer www.livingstones.ab.ca 403.347.7311

11:00 a.m. Celebration Service Rev. Judy Andersen

GAETZ MEMORIAL

Corner of Ross Street and 48th Avenue — Phone 403-347-2244

10:30 a.m. “One Body, Many Members” www.gaetzmemorialunitedchurch.ca

SUNNYBROOK UNITED CHURCH 12 Stanton Street

403-347-6073

10:30 a.m. Worship Service “Going beyond the law - or love is illegal” Babyfold, ToddlerToddler Room, Room SundaySunday Club Club www.sunnybrookunited.org Babyfold, www.sunnybrookunited.org

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

www.cslreddeer.org

#3 - 6315 Horn Street

Balmoral Bible Chapel 403-347-5450

Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.)

9:00 am Breaking of Bread Service 10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Terry Wiebe “Struggling To Obey” The Judges Children’s Church 2 1/2 - Grade 5

LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF RED DEER WELCOME YOU

Sunday, February 23

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson

Centre for Spiritual Living

GOOD SHEPHERD 40 Holmes St. 403-340-1022 Rev. Marc Jerry

Sunday School/Youth 9:30 a.m. Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Everyone Welcome Saved by grace - called to serve

MOUNT CALVARY

www.firstbaptistrd.ca



THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA



The Anglican Church KNOX of Canada

Sunday, February 23

4718 Ross St. • 403-346-4560 Minister: The Rev. Wayne Reid

Sunday, February 23

ST. LEONARD’S ON THE HILL “A Church For All Ages” 43 Avenue & 44 Street 403-346-6769 www.stleonardsonthehill.org

Officiant: Rev. Richard Lemmon

Established 1898

“Christ, The Solid Foundation Of The Church”

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 9:00 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Sunday School/Nursery 7:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemporary Eucharist

10:30 am Worship Service

ST. LUKE’S

11:00 a.m.

West Park Presbyterian 3628-57 Ave.

403-346-6036

SUNDAY WORSHIP

“Old Church Blessing a New World”

Gaetz & 54th 403-346-3402

WILLOW VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

www.saintlukereddeer.posterous.com

Celebrant: Noel Wygiera

26016-HWY 595 (Delburne Road)

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 10:00 a.m. Family Friendly Worship with Eucharist Sunday School & Refreshments

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Rev. Bert deBruijn Everyone Welcome!

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY! Everyone Welcome Feb. 23 • 9:00am, 11:00am or 6:30pm • CrossRoads Kids (to gr. 6)

Life Can Begin Again - God’s Way to Make a Difference SW Corner of 32 Street & Hwy 2, Red Deer County

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#18 Selkirk Blvd. Phone 403-346-3798

Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk SUNDAY FEB. 23 DIVINE SERVICE 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:15 a.m. DIVINE SERVICE 7:00 p.m. Kings Kids Playschool

Helping people encounter the goodness of God Corner of 55th St & 46th Ave 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

streamschurch.com 403.342.7441

Streams Christian Church afÀliated with the PAOC

www.mclcrd.org

Growing in Faith Through Word and Sacrament

Living Faith Lutheran Church

Worship 10:00 AM Bethany Collegeside 99 College Circle RDC Everyone Welcome Rooted in the word of God, Growing in the likeness of Christ, Reaching out by the power of the Holy Spirit.

BAHÁ'í Faith “The days which Thou hast named the Ayyam-i-Ha (Intercalary days) in Thy Book have begun, O Thou Who art the King of names, and the fast which Thy most exalted Pen hath enjoined unto all who are in the kingdom of Thy creation to observe is approaching.”   Baha’u’llah    The Baha’i calendar consists of 19 months of 19 days each. That leaves four days left over, five during a leap year. These Intercalary Days Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 are joyous days filled with charity, fellowship, service, and gift-giving. Then comes 19 days of fasting followed by NawRuz on March 21. www.ca.bahai.org


ENTERTAINMENT

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

A rare kind of emotional punch CAT TAKES A RISK STAGING THE OLDEST PROFESSION AND THE GAMBLE PAYS OFF Five aging women are sitting on a bench — their outfits too skimpy, makeup too garish, heels too ridiculously high. It’s easy to make snap judgments about the elderly working girls you meet at the beginning of Central Alberta Theatre’s The Oldest Profession, which opened this week in the Nickle Studio, upstairs at the Memorial Centre. They talk too loud, act too alluring for their years, and bicker with each other and the younger hookers who are inching onto their turf. LANA But you can’t walk away MICHELIN from this Paula Vogel play, directed by Derek Olinek, and feel anything but compassion for the five women who face increasingly hard realities in their senior years. This unexpectedly moving production strips away all artifice and shows that it ain’t easy getting old — especially when you trade on your looks, have no job security or pension to cushion your future. These prostitutes in their 70s have been working together for half a century. Since the play takes place in the early 1980s, that would mean the “girls” got their start in New Orleans bordellos during the Prohibition years. Now they are on the mean streets of New York City, faced with dwindling finances and a desperate need to expand their clientele — for if their octogenarian johns still can have sex, it certainly requires more time and effort. As Lillian (played by Pam Snowden) reveals, she can’t “hop in and out of bed” like she used to, because of arthritis. “It’s a poor worker that blames his tools,” shoots back ever-acerbic Ursula, portrayed by Erna Soderberg. The Oldest Profession is rife with such comic moments — as well as some affecting dramatic ones. But it takes a while to grow on an audience, partly because Vogel needlessly salts her first scene with various historic and political references — including the mention of various U.S. presidents — that mean little to a Canadian audience 30 to 40 years later. Only in a round-about way does Vogel get to the heart of the play — which is the familial relationship between the women, including Rachelle McComb as Vera, Carla Falk as Edna, and Glorene Ellis as Mae, the Madam. The five actresses similarly took a while to warm up to their roles on Thursday night (but maybe that

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From the left, Pam Snowden, Glorene Ellis and Erna Soderberg rehearse Central Alberta Theatre’s production of The Oldest Profession. The play, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Derek Olinek, runs in the Nickle Studio at the Memorial Centre until March 8. happens when you’re dancing around in lingerie and feather boas!). Eventually dimensional characters emerged that clearly had a mutual bond, and — especially in the case of Falk and McComb — revealed their humanity. First-time director Olinek took some risks — first, by choosing a play with meatier themes than most CAT comedies and farces, and then by creating an alley-style stage with the audience sitting on both sides of the action. Both gambles paid off. His actors must be credited for really putting themselves out there — especially during the burlesque numbers. No doubt their body language will

get even freer as the run continues and their characters will really leap off the page. The well-paced production also benefitted from a striking set and costumes, as well as lighting and sound designed respectively by Patrick Beagan and Melanie Rowe. By the end, The Oldest Profession packs a rare kind of emotional punch. In the best tradition of theatre, it stretches viewpoints and messes with people’s preconceptions by showing life from another perspective. The play goes to March 8 and is worth catching. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

From Rocky to electro-pop

THE FUGITIVES

Tricking their brains to write happy songs

FORMER CENTRAL ALBERTA WOMAN BRINGS HER ACCLAIMED DUO TO RED DEER BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Growing up on a farm near Rocky Mountain House left Brandi Sidoryk longing “to see the world outside my front door.” She packed her bags after finishing high school in 2001. And a dozen whirlwind years later — having racked up a vocal music degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in operatic performance in Melbourne, Australia — Sidoryk is touring internationally with her electro-pop-rock band, Sidney York. The duo she formed two years ago with bassoonist Krista Wodelet is becoming acclaimed for its tongue-in-cheek lyrics and bubbly melodies. These are evident in the exuberant Dick and Jane tune, which echoes Sidoryk’s own childhood wanderlust, or in the just-released danceable breakup songs Electrolove and Heart. “We love that contrast of a really lighthearted sound masking some pretty dark issues,” said Sidoryk. Upon departing from the goal of an operatic career, she came up with the name Sidney York as a sort of anagram of her own last name. The Calgary-based duo performs on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the International Beer Haus and Stage in Red Deer. Sidoryk describes her musical partnership with Wodelet as springing out of a meeting of former high school band geeks. Sidoryk thought it would be “fun” to try the French horn that she played in high school band class in a non-classical, rock band setting, and mentioned this idea while working as a WestJet flight attendant with Wodelet’s sister, Tara, also a flight steward. “Although my musical life rarely comes up at my other job, I told her I was looking for a bassoon player for my band,” said Sidoryk. She was told about Wodelet — who’s not only a gifted bassoonist who has played with the Kelowna and Kamloops symphony orchestras, but also has a master’s degree in music. “What are the chances?” said Sido-

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Brandi Sidoryk, left, and Krista Wodelet make up Sidney York, an electro-pop-rock group that performs in Red Deer on Thursday at the International Beer Haus and Stage. ryk, who marvels that she never crossed paths with Wodelet before — even though the two attended the U of T music program during overlapping two years in the early 2000s. The women immediately clicked on a personal level — to the point that they are now roommates as well as musical partners. “We joke that our finances are more interconnected than in any relationship we’ve ever had,” said a chuckling Sidoryk. The odd parallels between their lives continue as she and Wodelet both recently went through breakups and used the emotional upheaval to leverage their new album, <3s (Hearts). It’s already recorded but will be gradually released throughout the year, with two songs, Electrolove and Hearts, put out in January and the next two slated for a March release until all 10 new songs are made available on iTunes in November. Although the duo’s music, which still experiments with quirky instrumentation, has been compared to a mash-up of Hawksley Workman and Metric, Sidney York’s next two songs, Weapons Grade Love and I Can Swim, are less playful than the first two, said Sidoryk. The latter tune is “about deciding about whether you’re going to give up on everything — on life and love — and let yourself sink to the bottom, or whether you are going to swim to the surface.” Sidoryk feels as if she was swimming against the current, to some extent, while growing up in Central Alberta — although she calls her band teachers an inspiration and describes a fairly idyllic

childhood. “I was a bit of a black sheep in my family, and maybe even in Rocky too.” Since her supportive parents liked country music, she started out as a young fan of Shania Twain and Terri Clark, but these artists eventually took a back seat to classical music and alternative rock. Sidoryk and Wodelet are now fans of Workman and the California pop band The Submarines, and both love graphic novels. In fact, comic pages are being created to accompany each of their new song releases, by Calgary artist Ben Rankel. They will be sent to subscribers, who will also be emailed copies of the tunes as they are released throughout the year. (Sidney York fans who subscribe through the band’s website will get the digital releases as well as five EPs delivered to their doorsteps.) “We wanted to do something different,” said Sidoryk. who sees the staged song releases as a way to increase fans’ familiarity with the band. “The first two songs are kind of like our introduction songs. They are really indicative of who we are. Some of (the later songs) have different content — they get darker and rockier. ...” Sidoryk, who noted YouTube has become one of the biggest new music discovery tools, believes changes are happening in the way people listen. “This gives people a different way to experience our music.” For more information about the show, call 403-986-5008. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

Besides protesting Russia’s anti-gay policy in a music video, Vancouver band The Fugitives thought they’d tackle another songwriting challenge. Bigger than Luck “was our attempt to write a happy song,” said co-founder Brendan McLeod, who performs with other group members on Sunday, March 2, at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer. “All we were thinking of is dark things, so we tried to trick our brains into thinking about happy things,” he recalled. What resulted was an upbeat folk song about gratitude. “We’re always trying to remind ourselves to be grateful for being alive, and then next thing you know we’re giving the finger to a red light. So Bigger Than Luck is an attempt to trick ourselves out of ingratitude,” McLeod added in a statement for the 2013 single from the same-titled, bluegrass-flavoured EP. For the record, McLeod guesstimates The Fugitives’ happy-to-sad song ratio is actually about 50-50 — so it’s good to know that all is not darkness with the musical collective that’s been compared to Toronto’s Broken Social Scene for its influx and out-flux of various musicians. And somewhere on the sadhappy song continuum is New Year’s in Sochi, the last The Fugitives’ tune to make ripples.

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Pompeii a blast once it finally erupts DRAMA DEADLY BUT VOLCANO SOARS, MAKING POMPEII LESS THAN THE DISASTER YOU MIGHT EXPECT Pompeii Two stars (out of four) Rated: PG The drama is deadly but the volcano’s a blast, making Pompeii something less than the complete disaster you might expect. Of course, Paul W.S. Anderson really wanted to make this movie. As a commercial director of infinite zeal for all things derivative, loud and messy, he would take to illustrating the big RoPETER man bang of AD HOWELL 79 like a zombie duck to a pool of blood. It must have pained him even to tarry with the film’s minimal dramatic foreplay before the CGI eruption, a story of heroic slavery filched from innumerable sword-andsandal movies, from Spartacus through Gladiator. Actors can be such a nuisance when all you really want to do is light the fuse on a stack of dynamite. Yet it must be said that Pompeii doesn’t completely suck, although it does blow, metaphorically speaking. When the time comes for Mount Vesuvius to unleash its historical fury, Anderson and his ace Toronto tech team (the movie was made in Toronto) really go with the flow.

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The mayhem of the ancient city being whacked by Mother Nature (or by vengeful gods) is convincingly rendered in the film’s second half, with much fire and brimstone being tossed about. Particularly effective is a scene where an unmoored ship roars down the main drag, dragged there by a tsunami caused by the attendant earthquake. The 3D isn’t half bad, especially if you see it on an IMAX screen. Anderson has learned a few things about movie mechanics in his long years spent enlivening zombies (the Resident Evil franchise), speed demons (the Death Race franchise), space creatures (Event Horizon, AVP: Alien vs. Predator) and other multiplex distractions. But there’s that first half of Pompeii to get through first. It’s written by a committee that includes the guilty parties behind the nonsense of Sherlock Holmes and Batman Forever. And it’s a slog, even as it rips through a prologue that sets up our oppressed hero Milo (Kit Harington from TV’s Game of Thrones) as a lifelong enemy of the smirking Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland), a genocidal warrior who later becomes a Roman senator. Sutherland seems to be the only one really enjoying himself here. He gets to unleash his inner fascist and say things like, “Let the games begin!” as the heads start to roll. Milo doesn’t have much to say for himself, but he doesn’t have to. His gladiatorial skills are top-notch, and

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Oppressed hero Milo (Kit Harington) is being transported to Pompeii along with well-to-do Cassia (Emily Browning), and the two are immediately making googly eyes at each other. he’s duly tagged for active duty in the Pompeii arena. En route to the blood sports, he demonstrates his other talent as a horse whisperer, prompting love-atfirst-sight heart thumps within the bosom of Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of town leader Severus (Jared Harris of TV’s Mad Men) and his wife Aurelia (Carrie-Anne Moss). Milo feels the love, although he seems closer to his prison pal Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje of TV’s Lost). Maybe Milo is just distracted by the constant earth-shaking and mountain-quaking that only he seems to no-

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tice. Harington and Browning make for odd casting choices. He’s no Kirk Douglas or Russell Crowe, to say the least. And she’s best known for playing characters in a dream state, in Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty. The two go together like ice upon ice rather than fire upon fire. So Pompeii is hardly a love story for the ages, but — forgive me — at least we get to watch a lot of people make an ash of themselves. Blow, Vesuvius, blow! Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Pianist Wheeler plays Sunday Red Deer pianist Dale Wheeler will tackle the passionate works of Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin at a Sunday evening concert. The Red Deer College music instructor will perform a solo recital of these and other composers’ works at 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets are $23.10 ($18.90 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Patio, Bower stage spots open Local musicians are encouraged to think ahead to balmy summer days and outdoor concerts on the Ross Street Patio. “The Ross Street Patio is coming back and we’re looking for performers this summer,” said Kristina Oberg, culture superintendent for the City of Red Deer. The city is seeking entertainers for weekly and monthly performances on the downtown patio or outdoor stage at Bower Ponds. Artists from the re-

gion can apply by filling out applications in the Call For Artists packages that are available at most Red Deer music venues, as well as City Hall and the Culture Services Centre at 3827 39th St. Applications can also be submitted online at www.reddeer.ca before the April 18 deadline. This year, free concerts and other special events will take place from June through Sep-

tember on Ross Street and at Bower Ponds. Red Deer’s downtown co-ordinator Jordan Furness said, “These performances give residents an opportunity to enjoy some local talent while enjoying the downtown atmosphere.” The performances also provide great exposure for a variety of emerging artists. For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/ bestsummer.

GALAXY CINEMAS RED DEER 357-37400 HWY 2, RED DEER COUNTY 403-348-2357

SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2014 TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2014 FROZEN 3D (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI-SUN 4:00, 6:40; MON-THURS 6:40 FROZEN (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED SAT-SUN 1:20 ROBOCOP (PG) (VIOLENCE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; SAT-SUN 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; MONTHURS 7:00, 10:05 THE LEGO MOVIE (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 4:30, 7:00; SAT-SUN 2:00, 4:30, 7:00; MON-THURS 6:55

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

THE LEGO MOVIE 3D (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; SAT-SUN 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; MON-THURS 7:30, 10:00

3 DAYS TO KILL (14A) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; SAT-SUN 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; MONTHURS 7:10, 10:10

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,FRIGHTENING SCENES) CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI-SUN 9:55; MON-THURS 9:25

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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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The Fugitives co-founders Brendan McLeod (right) and Adrian Glynn.

SONGS: In Red Deer at Bo’s on March 2 look forward to their first-ever Red Deer concert, which will also involve a banjo and violin player. “It’s exciting to play in new places because you don’t know what to expect,” said McLeod. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert at 2310 50th Ave. are $10 from Bo’s or 53rd Street Music. For more information, call 403-309-2200. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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ner Adrian Glynn have been involved with various side projects, including a solo album, novel and play. Glynn released a critically acclaimed solo album, On Bruise, that got him an emerging artist nomination in the 2012 Canadian Independent Music Awards. He performed tunes from it across the country. And the balalaika player and actor also starred in a new theatrical work, Chelsea Hotel: Featuring Songs and Poems of Leonard Cohen, which won rave reviews. McLeod is a guitarist, spoken-word poet and past Canadian SLAM poetry champion. His debut novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, won the 29th annual International 3-Day Novel Contest in 2007, and McLeod is in the middle of writing another book. He and Glynn have collaborated in The Fugitives for the past three years. What makes the partnership work so well “is that Adrian is the most patient person in the world and I am not. It’s a good mix of personalities,” said McLeod. The two musicians

RDC Performing Arts and RE/MAX central Alberta present

DALE WHEELER PIANO RECITAL

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 RED DEER COLLEGE | MAINSTAGE | 7:30 PM Join music instructor Dale Wheeler and discover the world of Sonatas and Nocturnes. Featuring sonatas by Haydn and Beethoven surrounded by nocturnes by Chopin, Scriabin, and other lesser-known composers.

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It was released preOlympics to chronicle the plight of gay demonstrator Dmitry Isakov, one of the first people targeted under Russia’s new anti-gay propaganda laws for carrying a sign advocating equal rights for gay citizens in a city square. The Fugitives wrote the song and made the music video in praise of Isakov’s courage (after being arrested, beaten and fired from his job, he went back to the same spot with the same sign), and also to raise awareness of what people in 78 countries with antihomosexuality laws have to go through. New Year’s in Sochi ends on an uplifting note, said McLeod, “because we like to believe change is coming, and hopefully very quickly.” What doesn’t happen quickly — for The Fugitives at least — is the release of new full-length albums. The collective put out an 11-song CD, Everything Will Happen, last fall. But it had been three years since the group’s previous release. McLeod said there are good reasons for this — he and musical part-


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Potential for more plot twists BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — While the much buzzed-about Red Wedding episode delivered a gut punch to Game of Thrones fans, the new season of the fantasy epic appears poised to do more of the same with the potential for plenty of fresh plot twists. “Some people thought that after the Red Wedding that that would be a major pinnacle of the action,” said Kristian Nairn, who portrays Hodor in the hit series during a recent interview in Toronto alongside co-star Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark). “But it doesn’t let up, the action doesn’t let up, and season 4 is definitely non-stop.” Prior to the April 6 season premiere on HBO Canada, fans can revisit or catch up on the world of Westeros with Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season now available on DVD, Blu-ray and for digital download. The newly released compilations feature all 10 episodes and plenty of bonus materials, including deleted and extended scenes, audio commentaries with the cast and crew, introductions to new characters and several featurettes. The Blu-ray showcases bonus extras, including an in-episode guide with backgrounders on the characters, locations and relevant histories, as well as a comprehensive feature on the creation of the penultimate episode, The Rains of Castamere, with nearly two hours of never-before-seen material and fresh looks at the Red Wedding. Nairn said “it feels like ages ago” when filming wrapped on season 4 last November. Dressed casually in a hoodie, T-shirt and jeans with miniature tattoos of stars dotted above his right eye, the affable actor is strikingly different than his Games character Hodor, the simpleminded servant for the Starks. Hodor becomes a trusted companion to young Bran, tasked with carrying the boy who

is paralyzed after being pushed from a tower window. The onscreen kinship between Nairn and Hempstead-Wright has translated away from the cameras, as the pair share a laugh prior to their interview looking at a photo of a dog on a mobile phone sent in from a fan. “We’re definitely close in real life — and we didn’t really have a choice not to be close. We were sort of forced into each other’s proximity. I hope it comes across on camera,” said Nairn. “I’m very protective of Isaac — even in real life. I would like to think that that shows in the character.” Still, despite relishing his role, hoisting Hempstead-Wright on his back for lengthy shoots — often with several retakes — has become a bit of an occupational hazard for the six-foot-10 Nairn. “Painful. I’ve got numerous back injuries because of it,” said Nairn. “He’s literally three times the size he was when I first met him.” He looks at Hempstead-Wright: “You were four stone (56 pounds) when I first met you.” “I think I’m twice that now,” the 14-year-old replied. “Maybe more,” countered Nairn. “I’ll bet more.” “What have you got against my weight?” asked Hempstead-Wright, teasingly. Nairn lets out a hearty laugh. “On my back, I’ve got against it,” he replied, jokingly. “He’s definitely grown quite a lot.” For Hempstead-Wright, who lives in a secluded rural part of Kent in the U.K., he said life remains very much the same as when he first joined the acclaimed series, filming the pilot at age 10. Given the show’s very adult subject matter, he admits his mother “didn’t really want to watch it at all.” “It was a process, but in a sense that the violence wasn’t so much a problem because you knew that it was all fake. You’d be walking around with dead bodies on the ground and taking pic-

Sluggish Donkey Kong stumbles in uninspired Tropical Freeze bonus rooms and secret alternate routes, but all that loot wasn’t enough to make me want to replay levels. Nintendo has done its best to turn Donkey Kong into a marquee name since his switch from princess-kidnapping villain to banana-hoarding hero. And at times — like in 1999’s spectacular Donkey Kong 64 — his island paradise has held the promise of becoming a fully realized world. But the gorilla’s latest adventure, while competent, feels repetitious and uninspired. Two-and-a-half stars out of four.

“For me, I’m just not a big reader. And I’m lazy also. And also there’s Wikipedia,” said Nairn. “Also, my mother reads the books, so it’s kind of been our dinnertime conversation for the last four years. She’s kind of been telling me what happens.” Still, both are keen to read the scripts and admit there are inherent advantages to being a part of such a large ensemble. “They need to have a big cast and the introduction to new characters to counter the huge loss every 10 minutes of different characters,” said Hempstead-Wright. “The characters make the show what it is because they’re rich, there’s intrigue, you never know what they’re thinking or whether they’re going to completely change tack. They interweave, and when you think one is completely miles away, they suddenly collide and you get this whole new storyline.”



Afternoons Shift - Plant Superintendent

Job Description While reporting to the production manager, the incumbent will over-see all plant procedures and operations during the afternoon shift (including Pork Cut, Shipping, Plant Services, Maintenance and Kill Floor Sharples); while maintaining a safe and productive working environment. The position will be responsible for developing continuous improvement methods for evaluating processes, labor efficiencies and maximizing equipment utilization. Responsibilities • • • • • • • • • • •

Track productivity (labor efficiency) while developing and implementing procedures to promote efficient and economical operations Manage yield performance on the afternoon pork cut Monitor CCCSI efficacy of process control and adherence to Olymel company requirements Provide exceptional leadership and supervision Provide constructive feedback Evaluate staff performance Promote safety awareness Delegate work assignments for optimum use of employees and equipment Responsible for staff development and cross training Maintain awareness and sensitivity to company policies and procedures, (including HACCP and CFIA requirements) Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: • • • • • •

5-8 years previous supervisory experience required (asset in a union environment). Excellent oral and written communications skills Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, control and effectively supervise the work of subordinates Ability to meet or beat deadlines and schedules Knowledge of SQF standards and HACCP Knowledgeable of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations Join Our Team! 7550 40th Ave. Red Deer AB. T4P 2H8 Phone: (403) 343-8700 Fax: (403) 309-7547 Email: apply@olymel.com

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HEAVY DUTY TECHNICIAN

(Coach experience preferred) Prairie Bus Lines is seeking a heavy duty mechanic. Successful applicant will possess a current journeyman ticket, current class 3 or 2 drivers license and have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. A desire to work in a safety-mandatory shop, the ability to work on both highway coaches and school buses. Prairie Bus Lines offers a competitive wage and benefit package.

PARTS CO-ORDINATOR Prairie Bus Lines is seeking a parts co-ordinator. Successful applicant will be mechanically inclined, possess a current class 2 drivers license, and have strong organizational and computer skills. A desire to work in a safety-mandatory shop, the ability to multi-task and be a part of team. Please submit your resume to:

Malcolm@prairie.pwt.ca or fax 403-342-2199

Deadline for both positions will be Friday February 28, 2014. Thank you for your interest, however only sucessful candidates will be contacted

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Donkey Kong: He jumps. He punches. He swings on vines and swims with sharks. He wears a monogrammed necktie. He’s kind of boring. Still, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, for the Wii U, $49.99) provides all the action that fans of the big galoot are probably looking for. As with its predecessor, 2010’s Donkey Kong Country Returns, you guide the gorilla across a series of two-dimensional landscapes, collecting bananas, jumping over pits and stomping on enemies. Every now and then you encounter barrels that blast DK across huge gaps, or mine carts that take him on a rickety roller-coaster ride. You can even hop on the back of a rhinoceros and rampage through the jungle. A few members of the Kong family are here to help. Diddy Kong’s jet pack and Dixie Kong’s propeller-like ponytail help Donkey make longer jumps, while Cranky Kong’s cane transforms into a deadly pogo stick. If you let a second human control your sidekick, Diddy shoots peanuts, Dixie shoots bubble gum and Cranky throws his dentures. The primary enemies are the “Snowmads,” a horde of walruses and penguins. Pillaging DK’s banana stash isn’t enough for these Viking wannabes — instead, they want to transform his home into frozen tundra. DK’s journey takes him across six islands, beginning with your classic tropical paradise, Lost Mangroves. Each island is divided into about a half-dozen levels, which get chillier and more ominous until you return to Donkey Kong Island, which looks like Green Bay’s Lambeau Field in January. Right from the start players expecting a laidback island vibe will discover that Tropical Freeze is hard. Some veterans will regard the difficulty as a throwback to the days when only the toughest players made it to the end of a game. Me, I found it frustrating, with the difficulty too often exacerbated by

DK’s sluggish movement. And then there are the wretched “boss battles” at the last stage of each island. The formula is way too familiar: dodge projectiles, jump on or throw things at the boss, rinse and repeat. It’s a formula that crosses the line between retro and archaic, and each time the tedium made me want to give up for good. The non-boss levels are pretty, but the structure — keep moving to the right — doesn’t change much between levels, despite cosmetic differences. There are plenty of prizes to collect, as well as hidden

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tures of them,” he said. “My mum found the sex a bit more of a problem, and she just gave me equally inappropriate talks about it all.” Nairn said season 4 will be interesting in terms of story arc as the duo are joined by Jojen and Meera Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ellie Kendrick) as they journey beyond the Wall along the northern border — and into potential danger. “We’re doing the completely sort of illogical thing because everybody else is trying to run as far away from the north as possible , and we’re running straight into it,” said HempsteadWright. “It’s not the most sensible thing to do. But it’s definitely interesting,” added Nairn. Neither of the stars have read the George R.R. Martin books on which the series is based, with HempsteadWright noting a preference for factual books versus fiction.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 C7

INTAKE & SETTLEMENT MANAGER C.A.R.E. is currently looking for an Intake & Settlement Manager. Join our team and be dedicated to support immigrants and refugees to successfully settle and participate in our community.

SALES CONSULTANT

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Intake & Settlement Manager is responsible to lead a team of Settlement Practitioners in program areas of Intake and Settlement in Schools, Libraries, C.A.R.E. office, and Immigrant Youth.

Red Deer Motors is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our sales team. Previous sales experience is a definite asset but we can train the right candidate. With our team, you have access to the widest variety of inventory, including all makes and models. The ability to learn the different models, options, and details of each manufacturer will be an important aspect of your success.

Required qualifications for this position are: • • • •

Understanding of the immigrant settlement challenges Relevant post-secondary degree or equivalent training Good team leadership skills and supervisory experience Comprehensive knowledge of Red Deer and Central Alberta community services and collateral agencies • Strong orientation towards client service • Second language an asset

REQUIREMENTS • Self motivated, your earning potential is only limited by what you put in. • Excellent communication skills • Career oriented. • Valid driver’s license • Team player • Excellent customer service skills

Superior’s positive work environment is built on respect and integrity. We are on a fast track within the Safety Codes Industry and are seeking highly skilled individuals to help accomplish our goals.

Superior is presently recruiting:

Resumes will be accepted by email to:

WE OFFER • Above average compensation • Complete benefits package with medical and dental • Your own office • The Training you need to succeed. • Commission based pay structure

for positions across the province. Immediate openings include: • Building Safety Codes Officer – Calgary, Edmonton, NW Alberta • Electrical Safety Codes Officer – Edmonton, Red Deer, NW Alberta • Plumbing & Gas Safety Codes Officer – Positions available throughout Alberta

Apply in person at: 6720 Johnston Dr. Red Deer, AB Attn: Rich

Superior offers excellent salaries combined with a comprehensive benefit package and company vehicle. Please submit your letter of interest and/or resume in confidence to:

until the position is filled. Thank you for your application and your interest in our organization. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information, please check our website:

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Maintenance Trades Person - Millwright Environmental Services

URBAN FORESTER Recreation, Parks & Culture

The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We offer a great work environment with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals.

The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We offer a great work environment with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals.

Display Advertising Consultant

We are currently seeking the right person to fill the position of Urban Forester. This position is responsible for developing and monitoring programs related to arboriculture health, maintenance, and protection of the City's urban forestry infrastructure. This person will represent the parks section and recommend on plant health care and urban forestry to the public, all municipal departments, and other levels of government. Providing leadership to staff for city tree maintenance, nursery operations and the coordinating of volunteers for community planting programs are also responsibilities of this position.

Due to a retirement, the Red Deer Advocate has an upcoming opening for an experienced Display Advertising Consultant. Preference will be given to those with strong credentials in newspaper and new media advertising: however if you have a proven history in media sales of any genre, we encourage you to apply. As a successful candidate, you will be an integral part of a dynamic sales team. You will be resourceful, effective and capable of partnering with new clients in the development and growth of their business. The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing existing accounts with an emphasis on developing and growing new accounts. This is a union position with usual company benefits. We invite those meeting the above qualifications to submit their resume and references prior to March 10, 2014 to:

We are currently seeking the right person to fill the position of Maintenance Trades Person - Millwright. This person is responsible for maintenance of Water Section buildings and process equipment in compliance with applicable codes, policies & regulations. Key responsibility is for the continued safe, reliable and accurate performance and operation of water section mechanical and structural assets, and to ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, and the AENV Approval to Operate. As our preferred candidate you will have: • Grade 12 plus a Journeyman Millwright ticket • 5 years industrial experience as a general trades person, preferably in a Water Treatment Plant or comparable production or process environment • Attain 4th Class Power Engineering Certification within 3 years • Must possess a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License

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We would like to thank all tho those who apply; pp y however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. Visit us at www.reddeer.ca/hr for more information.

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As our preferred candidate you will have: • Diploma in Horticulture with a major in arboriculture. • Certified Arborist designation. • Four years experience in urban forestry. • Valid Class 5 driver's license.

Display Advertising Consultant Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: rwsmalley@reddeeradvocate.com Fax: (403) 342-4051

If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. Visit us at www.reddeer.ca/hr. for more information.

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HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT Human Resources Department

The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We offer a great work environment with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals.

The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We offer a great work environment with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals. We are currently seeking a Human Resources professional to join our exciting team. The successful candidate will be assigned to specific department portfolios resulting in effective human resource management and strategic business partnership within the portfolio and across the organization. We require expert knowledge in recruitment and selection, employee and labour relations, performance and attendance management for this generalist position. The Human Resources Consultant works within accepted policies and best practices to ensure relevant collective agreement provisions, legislation, and appropriate decision making are in alignment with The City's strategic plan.

We are currently seeking the right person to fill the position of Temporary Part-time 911 Emergency Dispatcher for our Emergency Services Department. Working in a team environment, the incumbent is responsible for receiving, evaluating, coordinating and dispatching various requests for assistance or response of local and/or regional emergency services and other related agencies. This position demands the use and operation of a variety of communications and computer equipment. Additionally, the incumbent provides required data entry and generates required reports. As our preferred candidate you will: • Have successfully completed grade 12 education • Have excellent ability to speak, read and write clear and concise English • Possess current certification as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and Emergency Fire Dispatcher. Certifications in Emergency Medical Responder (or higher), rescue, HAZMAT, fire and other related areas of emergency services work are an asset. • Possess a valid Alberta Driver’s license and have reliable transportation. • Have previous experience/use of: telephone switchboard systems, computer systems with various software use competencies, two way radio systems and equipment, and filing systems.

As our preferred candidate you will have: • Well rounded knowledge and experience in Labour Relations including interpretation and advisement of collective agreements, conducting investigations and grievance handling. • Three years of direct experience as a Human Resources business partner with a focus on strategic Human Resources management, preferrably in a unionized environment. • Three years experience in policy development and implementation, recruitment, retention, succession planning, employee relations and a general understanding of employee benefits and pensions. • CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) designation is preferred. • Post-secondary degree in a related area or an equivalence of combined education and experience may be considered.

If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. 39871B23

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If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. Visit us at www.reddeer.ca/hr for more information.

Waste Diversion Specialist Environmental Services Environmental Services The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We offer a great work environment with the opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals. We are currently seeking the right person to fill the position of Waste Diversion Specialist, Environmental Services Department. Responsibilities include developing and implementing education, awareness and outreach programs to support the Waste Management Utility and the implementation of the Waste Management Master Plan. As our preferred candidate you will have: • Diploma in communications or an environmental field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Minimum of 2 years experience in program creation, communication and/or an environmental or waste management related field. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences using a variety of communication methods. • Experience in developing and implementing Community Based Social marketing programs. • Demonstrated experience conducting research, writing reports and presenting results. • Ability to translate technical concepts into lay terminology. • Valid Class 5 drivers license If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. Visit us at www.reddeer.ca/hr. for more information.

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Parents against interracial couple marrying Dear Harlan; The man who wants to marry me is a their thinking. Your job is to listen to them, do what great, supportive guy. He wants to commit himself to feels right for you and trust that over time, they will me forever, and I can see myself doing the same. respect your choices and love you, and your partner. We are both 24 and ready to commit. The only Dear Harlan; How do you know that someone was problem is that we are not the same race, and my your best choice and not your only choice? parents are against interracial marriage. I know you’ve mentioned this before, What do you think I should do? He and it leaves me questioning my current wants to officially propose to me when relationship. How can I be sure? How can I graduate next May, and I’m not sure if anyone ever be sure? —Uncertain I can risk losing my parents, who have Dear Uncertain; You know you’re with been otherwise supportive in my life. your best choice when you hug your signifiI don’t want to lose him, either. We are cant other, see someone attractive over his perfect for each other. — Imperfect Situor her shoulder, and don’t want to be with ation anyone else — although you could. Dear Imperfect; Now I know what it It’s knowing you have options and befeels like to write advice in the 1950s. lieving that you’re with someone who is See, back in 1958, 96 per cent of the U.S. a complement — not a crutch. This happopulation disapproved of interracial pens only when you consistently work to be marriage. your personal best. When you feel amazing Today, 96 per cent of blacks and 84 physically, emotionally and spiritually, and per cent of whites approve of blackyou’re not with someone because you’re HARLAN white marriage, according to Gallup 2013 scared of being alone — it’s because it feels COHEN Minority Rights and Relations poll. The right together. data also revealed that older people are Here’s my advice: Work to be your best, less open to the idea of interracial marfind someone who continues to work to be riage. his or her best, and date the person for a This can be for a variety of reasons. But I’ll get long time before getting married. The better you feel into that in a second. Before offering advice to help about yourselves, the easier it is to see if you’re with your parents accept your choices, make sure this is your best choice or your only choice. about race. Dear Harlan; Boy, you really screwed the pooch on Your parents might think your boyfriend isn’t your advice to Fuming, the expectant father who was supportive or treats you poorly, or has some other mad because his partner was pregnant. issue with him. If it is about race, understand why You missed the fact that Fuming, the upset partit’s about race. Ask them. Be calm. Listen. Give them ner, is smoking. Even without smoking in front of permission to feel however they feel. said partner, she will still smell it. (Pregnant women They might be ignorant, small-minded racists — smell everything!) OR they might be concerned parents who are scared The smell is in the upholstery, the curtains, the to see their daughter become a target of ridicule and paint on the walls and all their clothes. prejudice. Instead of nagging her to stop or threatening her This might be the world they think still exists. with future temper tantrums, Fuming should tell her Their feelings might be more about protecting you “I know it’s hard. But we both have to stop sooner or than controlling you. This could be about misplaced later because the baby can’t be healthy living with love, rather than about hate. Then again, they might two smokers. We might as well do it together — and be ignorant, small-minded racists who can’t handle to help, I am going to repaint all these walls, clean sharing this with their friends. the furnishing and wash all the clothes to get rid Figure it out. Then, educate and connect with of the smell. Our baby needs both of us, and I don’t them. Find people in your parents’ world who can want either of us to be a statistic. I love you too much help you get through to them; people like spiritual to lose you.” leaders, family and close friends can be a resource. It’s hard, but it’s a matter of what Fuming loves Find friends or couples who have been in this situ- more — a family or a smoke. — Carol ation. Give your parents time and space to adjust Dear Carol; Boy, did I ever.

I have to admit it, his smoking slipped by me. I must have read that letter 10 times. But YES, this guy absolutely should set an example by stopping smoking with or without his partner. It’s ridiculous that he hasn’t already quit. He should lead by example. When parents know that something is harmful to a child and continue to do it, it’s not only selfish, it’s neglect. If he can’t stop, he should get help. I’m with you. Dear Harlan; Regarding the letter from Fuming, my mother said when she was pregnant (during the ‘40s and ‘50s), they did not know the harm that smoking caused to the fetus. So she smoked through all eight pregnancies. And, as she would say, “Sure enough, all my kids were born with butts!” — Tom Dear Tom; I know — I was born with a butt, too. And it was a big one (9 pounds, 15 ounces). Thanks! Dear Harlan; I’ve never been good at approaching people. I find it’s especially hard for me because I’m gay. How do I share my feelings with someone if I’m unsure if that person is straight or gay? I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable if the person I’m approaching isn’t gay. Any advice? — Final Approach Dear Approach; As a heterosexual man, I’m not offended when a gay man flirts with me. I like it when anyone likes me. I’m insecure like that. Attention: You are NOT responsible for straight, gay or bisexual men’s or women’s emotions. They can think and feel whatever they want. Your job is to make it easy for people to date you by showing your feelings. That’s it. If someone isn’t interested in your gender, it’s not your problem. Be polite and move on. Which brings me to the real reason you don’t like to approach people — you hate rejection from any gender. Want to get better at approaching people? Embrace the fact that thousands of people will want you and millions will not. Some won’t want you because they’re not gay, others will not want you because they’re in relationships and some won’t find you to be their type. Your only job is to meet people, show an interest and make it clear that you are interested. Anyone should be thrilled, lucky and grateful to be the target of your interest and attention. Write Harlan at harlan@helpmeharlan.com or visit online: www.helpmeharlan.com. Send paper to Help Me, Harlan!, 3501 N. Southport Ave., Suite 226, Chicago, IL 60657.

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Mark Millar pouring foundation for new comics universe Mark Millar is wasting no time in hatching his own world and universe, moving like lightning to populate it with heroes and villains of his own creation, from U.S. government-created speed demons fueled by illicit drugs to old-fashioned space opera that recalls 1950s-era science fiction tales with moon men, monsters and space cadets on dangerous missions. The books — “MPH” and “Starlight,” respectively — are being published by Image Comics this year. They’re the latest in his efforts to not just exert creative control over characters and concepts he’s created, but to expand storytelling in the pages of comics with a more contemporary vibe and with real-world influences, too, under his Millarworld umbrella. It’s integral to his drive to create modern characters for a modern generation raised on classic tales but yearning for what he called “21st cen-

tury” heroes. “I think pop culture atrophies if it doesn’t move on,” he said of his desire to advance a new breed of heroes while acknowledging and paying homage to those who came before like Batman and Spider-Man or Wonder Woman and Black Widow. “DC Comics created all their main characters — Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern — between about 1938 and 1942,” he said. “All the major Marvel characters, all the ones we really understand, were created 10 years before I was born, in the early 1960s.” Yes, they have a resonance that remains strong 75 and 50 years after their creation he said, but readers want new characters, too. “Each generation has their own universe of heroes like this and I just thought, ’My God, there’s a gigantic gap in the market,” he said. “A whole wave of contemporary superheroes and ’Kick-Ass’ was the first step in that direction.”

50 CENT ON HIS OWN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — After battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist. The rapper announced Thursday that he’s leaving his longtime record label, Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, and Eminem’s imprint, Shady/Aftermath. The Grammy winner and his G-Unit Records have signed a distribution agreement with Caroline, the independent label at Capital Music Group. Capitol is one of the many labels that are part of Universal Music Group. 50 Cent launched an ultra-successful, sixtimes platinum debut with Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003, when he burst

on the music scene with Eminem as his mentor. His sophomore album, 2005’s The Massacre, was almost as successful, but other albums didn’t match his previous efforts and he expressed his unhappiness with his label. 50 Cent had been planning to release a fifth album on the label, but it was set with multiple release dates and singles, and eventfully didn’t see a release. His last album was 2009’s Before I Self Destruct, which also had several release dates. “I have had great success to date with Shady/ Aftermath/Interscope and I’d like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity,” 50 Cent said in a statement. “I’ve learned so much

from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision.” 50 Cent had a plethora of hits early in his career that dominated the pop, rap and R&B charts, from P.I.M.P. to Candy Shop to the anthemic In da Club, which introduced the young rapper aside Dr. Dre and Eminem. “Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50’s career,” Eminem said in a statement. “Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent. “I’ve developed a great friendship with 50 over the years, and that’s not going to change. We know 50 will have success in his new situation, and we remain supporters of both him and GUnit.”

His “Kick-Ass” series, which is in its third outing and has yielded two successful movies, along with associated merchandise, has given Millar a stepping stone. “MPH,” a five-issue miniseries due out May 21 and illustrated by artist Duncan Fegredo, is about four teens from Detroit who stumble upon a batch of illicit pills that gives them the power to move at light speed for seven days. It is, Millar said, as if your neighbour down the street suddenly manifested the powers of Mercury. “This guy who is looking for a new life and this pill is his way out of it,” he said of the story, which examines whether having such gifts will result in ruin or something more noble. “The four most powerful people in the country are these four teenagers.” That book, along with “Starlight,” a space opera serial in the Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers vein that sees the

protagonist dealing with retirement, is serving as a gateway to Millarworld’s upcoming titles. “I liked the idea of having an entrylevel book. It won’t initially feel like it’s connected, but it will all eventually interconnect,” he said of the book illustrated by Goran Parlov and due out March 5. “I have nine titles planned in a three year timeframe here. This opens the door to those.” Ultimately, the creator of “Civil War” and writer of “Swamp Thing” and “The Ultimates” views his new works as an opportunity to seed new readers for today and beyond. “I really do believe that the public is very, very tuned into the idea of heroes created in the 21st century,” Millar said. “I’m devoting the next few years of my life to trying to do the 21st century version of the Marvel universe.”

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Project hinges on Nebraska COURT RULING COULD MEAN FURTHER KEYSTONE XL DELAYS: OFFICIAL BY ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says a court decision has forced it to examine whether the Keystone XL pipeline process might have to be delayed once again. A senior official said Friday that numerous lawyers were examining the ruling handed down earlier this week in Nebraska for its possible impact. “I know that lots of lawyers are looking at what the implications of it may be on our process. Nebras-

ka has its own process that it has to go through,” said Roberta Jacobson, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs. “So I don’t have an answer for you as to how this will affect the timing — or whether it will affect the timing a that’s the open question.” The multi-year pipeline process has been plunged into deeper uncertainty by a court ruling that says the Nebraska state government has acted unconstitutionally. The verdict says the state had no right to pass a law that gave the governor the power to impose a route against the will of landowners — instead of an independent regulatory body. The state has ap-

pealed the decision. That means questions to U.S. President Barack Obama about whether he will approve the pipeline are largely futile at this point. His administration says it doesn’t even know whether it’s in a legal position to make a decision at all. Unless the ruling is overturned in a higher court, or every landowner on the current route signs on, or an arm’s-length Nebraska agency accepts the route, not even an Obama approval would get the project completed.

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Rising prices end talk of lower interest rates BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The pace of inflation picked up in January as the consumer price index rose 1.5 per cent compared with a year ago, its biggest jump since the summer of 2012. Statistics Canada said Friday the gain compared with a CPI uptick of 1.2 per cent in December, while the Bank of Canada’s core index, which excludes some of the most volatile items, was up 1.4 per cent for January after posting a gain of 1.3 per cent in December. Economists had expected a gain of 1.3 per cent for both the consumer price index and the central bank’s core index, according to Thomson Reuters. Eric Lascelles, chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management, said the stronger inflation rate helps put to rest the slim chance of the Bank of Canada lowering interest rates to stimulate growth. “The bank’s been sitting at a neutral position for a while, but expressing concern about low inflation. You have to think that concern starts to abate now,” Lascelles said. The Bank of Canada’s recent forecast that inflation will remain below its target of two per cent for about two years has raised concern of an economy too weak to push up prices. “The low inflation concerns are perhaps starting to abate here. They’re not completely gone, but they’re starting to abate and our working assumption is that inflation probably has some further room to run to the upside,” Lascelles said. The increase in inflation came as Statistics Canada also reported retail sales in December fell more than expected. Retail sales fell 1.8 per cent from November to $40.2 billion as winter storms kept shoppers at home and out of the malls and off the car lots. Nine of the 11 subsectors reported lower results with the biggest drop in dollar terms was the motor vehicle and parts subgroup which dropped 3.2 per cent as sales at new car dealers fell 3.6 per cent for the month. Excluding auto sales, retail sales were down 1.4 per cent. “The decline in sales is consistent with the narrative and early indications of December as very weak month for economic activity,” TD economist Connor McDonald. “We expect industry level GDP to contract modestly as a result of the lost output from the ice storm and generally inclement weather.” TD noted that retail sales are likely to recover with the spring thaw and while debt loads remain a limiting factor, consumer spending is expected to remain a key driver for the economy.

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Andy Varadez, left, from Chicago, purchases a Sony PlayStation 4 from Best Buy sales manager Michael Centeno at Lincoln Park Best Buy store in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game console is going on sale at midnight in Tokyo, a big shift from times when Sony was ascendant enough to launch flagship products in Japan first.

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Black Friday sales pulled some activity into November,” he wrote in a note. “This all but assures that the impressive fivemonth run for the Canadian economy through November came to a screeching halt in the final month of 2013.”

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Alberta band drops lawsuit over oilsands project: company

Most retail stores, which generally see higher traffic during the Christmas shopping period, reported an overall decline in sales for December amid the frigid and stormy weather, the agency said. A massive ice storm hit southern Ontario in the days leading up to Christmas, while the eastern provinces suffered their own unseasonably bad weather and power outages. Excluding auto sales, retail sales were down 1.4 per cent. Retail sales were down in all the provinces, with Ontario posting a 2.2 per cent decline. Sales in British Columbia were down 2.1 per cent, while Quebec slipped 1.2 per cent. Sales in Nova Scotia were down 3.5 per cent, the biggest drop among the Atlantic provinces. BMO Capital Markets analyst said the sharp decline across every province suggested there were other reasons for the weakness besides weather. “Another factor could be that more aggressive

CALGARY — An oilsands developer involved in a contested project in northern Alberta says an aboriginal band has agreed to drop its lawsuit. Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) says the Fort McKay First Nation has agreed to remove its objections to regulatory approval of the Dover Commercial project northwest of Fort McMurray. Last October, the band won the right to challenge the go-ahead that had been granted the Dover project despite the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision not to hear arguments based on aboriginal rights. The band argued before the Alberta Court of Appeal that not being allowed to make its case before the regulator was a violation of those rights as enshrined in the Constitution. The court agreed the question needed to be resolved. Alvaro Pinto, the band’s director of sustainability, said the company has agreed to environmental protections for an area the band was most concerned about.

Resources that can help you land your first job Dear Working Wise: I just graduated and I’m struggling to put my business administration diploma to work. I have polished my resumé, cleaned up my Facebook page, and have sent out resumés every day — with no response. Do you have any suggestions to increase my chances? — Confused Career Hunter Dear Confused: I can empathize with you. Finding that first job after school can be extremely frustrating and disheartening if you let it get to you. There are a number of resources that can help you land a job, including: ● your school’s career office; CHARLES ● employment agencies STRACHEY and job-hunting books; ● the tip sheets on the ALIS WORKING WISE website http://alis.alberta.ca; ● Alberta Works Job Fairs http://humanservices.alberta. ca/jobfairs; ● your local Alberta Works Centre http://humanservices.alberta.ca/offices; ● Alberta Works Jobs Facebook pages http://hu-

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manservices.alberta.ca/socialmedia; and ● tapping into your network of friends, family and student colleagues. You mentioned your Facebook page, and that made me wonder if you have a LinkedIn page? LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking website, with more than 250 million users. LinkedIn lets job-seekers post an online resumé profile, search for jobs, learn about different companies, and be discovered by recruiters. You can connect with other LinkedIn members that you know, collect their endorsements of your skills and experience, and endorse them back. You can also demonstrate your interests and knowledge by joining LinkedIn groups and contributing to the conversations. Employers use LinkedIn to advertise jobs and search for candidates. LinkedIn isn’t a primary recruiting tool, but there’s a good chance that a recruiter will view your LinkedIn profile if your resumé catches their interest. That means your LinkedIn profile should match and elaborate on your resumé. Other LinkedIn tips, include: ● Only include your name in the name section. ● Write a catchy descriptive headline that uses key words. ● Include a professional-looking headshot (photo) of yourself. Profiles with photos are seven times more likely to be viewed. A photo of your cat, kids, or

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latest hiking trip does not convey that you’re ready to work. ● Connect with as many people as you can to build your credibility, endorsements and chances of landing a job. Use the LinkedIn People Search to find more connections and write a custom connection request for each person you want to connect with. ● Use LinkedIn Classmates to connect with your old classmates. ● Fill your skills and experience sections with key words that are likely to be used in a search. ● Include your contact information so recruiters can contact you. ● Join groups that are related to your interests or profession, and contribute to them. ● Share career-related status updates, videos, blog posts, recent projects, Tweets, presentations or other announcements with your network of connections. ● Include your volunteer experience and any awards that you have won. ● Use the LinkedIn Company Search to find potential employers. “Follow” these companies and you will get notified of their latest job opportunities. Good luck with your job search. Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a manager with Alberta Human Services, for general information. He can be contacted at charles.strachey@gov. ab.ca.

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Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.56 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.84 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.25 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.12 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.54 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 23.29 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 23.53 First Quantum Minerals . 21.21 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.67 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.89 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.82 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 37.07 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.93 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.77

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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market gave up a modest gain to close little changed Friday while investors looked to the release of a disappointing read on U.S. home sales last month. The S&P/TSX composite index slipped 4.65 points to 14,205.72 at the end of a positive week for the Toronto market. The Canadian dollar continued to pile up losses for a third day, down 0.28 of a cent to 89.82 cents US as Statistics Canada said that December retail sales tumbled 1.8 per cent from November. Economists had

expected a drop of just 0.4 per cent. The agency also reported that the Canadian consumer price index was up 1.5 per cent in January compared with a year earlier. U.S. indexes were lacklustre as the National Association of Realtors said existing house sales dropped 5.1 per cent in January following a 0.8 per cent rise in December. It was the worst pace in 18 months as cold weather, limited supplies of homes on the market and higher buying costs held back purchases. The drop

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KEYSTONE: Ruling based on constitution On Wednesday, Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy declared unconstitutional a law that had given Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman the power to push the project through private land. Stacy insisted her ruling had nothing to do with the merits of the pipeline and was based solely on Nebraska’s constitution. State officials who defended the law will appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court. Nebraska lawmakers may have to pass a new pipelinesiting law to allow the third-party Public Service Commission to act. If they do, it’s not yet clear how long the fivemember commission might take on the issue or whether it would approve the pipeline. The southern leg of the pipeline is already operational. Speaking at a media briefing following Wednesday’s North American leaders’ summit in Mexico, Jacobson was asked whether all the Keystone XL lobbying by the Canadian government and industry could make a difference. The federal government has funded an ad campaign that has, for starters, plastered the Washington, D.C., metro system with posters touting the Canada-U.S. energy partnership. “I would never criticize a Canadian government’s sovereign decision for how it uses its time or its resources,” she replied.

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took the annualized rate of sales down to 4.62 million but analysts said one month of negative data doesn’t change the trend. “The concern that started to surface last year with the move in interest rates was whether we would see a big impact on mortgage financing — and we did see a temporary slowdown on the housing front,” said Mark Bayko, vice-president and portfolio manager at RBC Wealth Management. “That was cause for some alarm but, thus far, people remain fairly comfortable with the improving trend that has been in

D I L B E R T place now for quite some time.” The Dow Jones industrials fell 29.93 points to 16,103.3, while the Nasdaq lost 4.13 points to 4,263.41 and the S&P 500 index dropped 3.53 points to 1,836.25. Techs were the biggest TSX drag as BlackBerry (TSX:PBB) shed 24 cents or 2.3 per cent to $10.17. The gold sector moved down about 0.4 per cent even as April gold gained $6.70 to US$1,323.60 an ounce. Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD) shares were 16 cents lower to $7.96 as the miner posted a US$687.6-million quarterly net loss amid lower values for its assets and reduced gold prices and output. Revenue was $231.7 million, down from US$350 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The energy sector rose 0.23 per cent even as the April crude contract in New York declined 55 cents to US$102.20 a barrel. March copper was up a cent at US$3.29 a pound and the base metals sector rose 0.19 per cent. Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. (TSX:TCM) posted an adjusted net loss of US$28.5 million or 17 cents per share, missing forecasts for a loss of three cents a share. Revenue was also below expectations. But its shares rose 26 cents or 8.81 per cent to $3.21 as it also said that it will suspend operations at its molybdenum mine in Idaho by the end of this year due to persistent low prices. In the U.S., Groupon plunged 21.88 per cent after the online deals company said it expected to post a loss this quarter. The company also issued a weak outlook for the year. The TSX ended the week with a solid gain of 1.07 per cent, reflecting general satisfaction with fourth-quarter earn-

per cent. Mortgage interest costs fell 0.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis, the smallest decline since May 2012. Contributing to the higher transportation costs was a 4.6 per cent rise in gasoline prices. Food prices climbed 1.1 per cent with prices for food from stores up 1.0 per cent and food in restaurants up 1.3 per cent. BMO senior economist Benjamin Reitzes said the February inflation report will be closely watched because prices rose strongly in February 2013. “However, January’s bigger-than-expected increase suggests that headline and core inflation won’t fall as low as previously expected,” Reitzes said. “That will definitely be a relief for policymakers, though the weak end to 2013 for broader economic activity is a new concern.”

ings reports and positive U.S. manufacturing data on Thursday. The Dow faltered somewhat this week, down 0.3 per cent but strong earnings reports have left the index up 2.57 per cent for the month while the TSX has jumped 3.73 per cent so far in February. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,205.72, down 4.65 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,021.66, up 6.73 points TSX 60 — 815.03, down 0.46 of a point Dow — 16,103.30, down 29.93 points S&P 500 — 1,836.25, down 3.53 points Nasdaq — 4,263.41, down 4.13 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 89.82 cents US, down 0.28 of a cent Pound — C$1.8513, up 0.31 of a cent Euro — C$1.5293 up 0.67 of a cent Euro — US$1.3737, up 0.19 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.20 per barrel, down 0.55 of a cent (April contract)

Gold futures: US$1,323.60 per oz., up $6.70 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $25.093 oz., up 9.2 cents $806.74 kg, up $2.96 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $3.40 higher $416.60; May ’14 $3.40 higher $424.90; July ’14 $3.40 higher $434.70; Nov. ’14 $2.90 higher $451.80; Jan ’15 $2.90 higher $459.40; March ’15 $3.40 higher $467.00; May ’15 $3.20 higher $470.50; July ’15 $3.20 higher $473.20; Nov ’15 $3.20 higher $469.40; Jan. ’16 $3.20 higher $469.40; March ’16 $3.20 higher $469.40. 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. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 591,060 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 591,060.

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Bringing life back into your family room Sometimes, when a family has lived in — and loved — a space for many years, that space can, for all the right reasons, look a little worn round the edges. The passage of time and the rough and tumble of family life can take their toll upon even the most carefully looked after domains. These spaces, however, present us with fabulous challenges and “growing them up” is a prospect we relish. Just COLIN & look at the before shot of this JUSTIN larger-than-average room to observe that which we mean. Enjoying benefits such as a wonderful fireplace, comfy furniture and gorgeous timber floors meant this dowdy nest simply needed a decorative kick-in-thebutt to drag it kicking and screaming into an eminently more stylish future. So what was our first move? Well, we stared fixedly at the space until the dizziness passed and the nausea subsided. And then we saw potential. By the bucket load. Not only did we see opportunity in spatial proportion, we also saw potential in many of the room’s inclusions. And as for budget? Hmm. Let’s just say we were canny with our spend, but nonetheless delighted with the million-dollar look we managed to pull off. Without further ado, here’s how we stripped down our designer mathematics to create a luxurious lounge with serious designer pop.

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Fortunately, we didn’t have to contend with wall covering removal. As surfaces were already perfectly smooth, we saved so much time. Aspiring to achieve a gently global feel, we selected wallpaper with a textured finish that resembled crocodile skin. Paper such as this is a great way of adding visual texture and, while it may be hard to discern on newsprint, the mock croc provides wonderful extra detailing in the flesh. Check out www.thibautdesign.com for endless inspiration.

Floor Perfectly serviceable, the honey-coloured boards simply needed a polish to bring out their natural beauty and grain. A sisal rug, trimmed in a contrasting dark shade, provides instant extra layering. Our best buy for a style such as this is the Ikea EGEBY. The big blue and yellow shed, as far as we’re concerned, gets better and better each season. Visit www.ikea.com.

Sofa Once again we saw opportunity to restrict spend. The family chesterfield was perfectly sturdy and so, in a fit of designer pique, we decreed it be raised from the decorating ashes like a resplendent phoenix. A resplendent black phoenix, no less. Dispatched to our upholsterer, it underwent immediate surgery before being reborn as a pivotal point in our scheme. We paid $850 for the entire operation; not bad considering this ebony lovely is now good for many more years. And one item less in a grim global landfill.

Chairs The perfect balance to all that dramatic black cotton? A few yards of creamy white drill, Scotch Guarded of course, to deflect scuffs and spills, and $500 per chair. Sent to the same upholsterer, we were thrilled with the finished results, as were our clients who’d been keen from the get-go to dispense with the chairs’ scuffed and damaged leather.

Coffee table OMG — we love a bargain. And they don’t come much better than this one. Created by U.S. designer Jonathan Adler, this cub-

Bottom, the before shot: This family room was worse for wear after many happy years of children and parties. Its furnishings, however, while tatty, were structurally sound. ist lounge table somehow managed to find its way to Homesense — www.homesense.ca. Originally green, and priced at well over $1,000, we got it “scratch and dent clearance” for just $185. With a spot of filler in a couple of offending dings, and a lick of black satin paint, the case goods initial olive-tones were soon banished.

Ceiling light medallion Who says ceiling roses should be exclusively round or oval? Certainly not us. In fact, having discovered this light fitting in Union Lighting, we elected to create our own rosette to complement its rectilinear nature. And it couldn’t have been easier. Constructed from three glued-together scallop-cornered concentric MDF sections (drilled to accommodate wiring) our contractor screwed it securely to the ceiling. Painted crisp white, its elegant lines belie its budget construction. Aye, stick with us, kids, for cash-saving design inspiration. Scope www.homedepot.com for sound DIY direction.

Fireplace update Cute fireplace, huh? All this grand old lady needed to bring her bang up-to-date was a lick of new war paint. Yup, those red tiles simply had to go. As remedy, we opted for heat-resistant sparkling gold paint to complement the richness of our new scheme and provide lovely contrast to the existing ebony surround.

Curtains Believe it or not, these beautiful interlined curtains were just $20 each and simply needed re-hem-

ming to make them perfect. Pinch topped and weighted, they were (in their first life) created for a five-star Canadian hotel. Which is precisely where they remained until new owners took over and overhauled the hotel’s image. At that point, several hundred pairs of these stripy lovelies (along with several hundred night stands, lampsand footstools) were bought, in bulk, by MoveLine Liquidations in Toronto (www.movelineliquidations.com) be sold at discount. Check your phone book for similar surplus stores and prepare to reap those bargains.

Cushions and toss pillows See something familiar? Yup, we’re all about saving money. As the curtains were such an astonishingly good buy, we bought two extra pairs to create matching scatter cushions. Dressed onto the sofa and chairs, they immediately tie our exciting new look together.

Go large Notice how the baseboards and crown moulding, in their original incarnation, were decidedly out of scale with the distinctly elegant proportions of the room.

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Always a place for setting a pretty table Dear Debbie: My mother always set the most beautiful table. It was a special treat to sit down to big family dinners, to feast your eyes on the gleaming serving dishes and inspired centerpiece. My sister and I have inherited what we think of as momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tabletop jewels. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my question. With todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accent on casual entertaining is it too old-fashioned or in poor taste to use these lovely pieces? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Emily Dear Emily: Your question is shared by many who have inherited silver and china from parents who lived in an era when trousseaus were a major part of the marriage culture. The humblest homes had one or two magnificent serving dishes or platters or trays that were lovingly polished and took pride of place at family gatherings and feast days. While todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture has shifted its emphasis to what appears to be less extravagant, natural settings, there will always be a place for the beauty and sparkle of finery. Instead of relegating your inheritance to the back of a cupboard, preserve and extend the memories into your present and future experiences. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rich and time-honoured tradition that is worth saving. Julia Knight is a fabulous tableware designer whose driving ambition is to create designs that attract your eye with their unexpected beauty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a beauty that transforms the everyday into something simply and completely wonderful. For Knight, entertaining is always a special occasion, and one way to elevate the ambience, and to make ers white, but not stark white. Can you your guests feel cosseted, is by setting help? Thanks. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sue Dear Sue: I am always astounded at the scene with uncommonly beautiful how a heavy, dark piece of furniture pieces. Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature serveware is can be completely updated by changmade from sand-casted aluminum in- ing the finish for a lighter, softer look. Use a good quality wood dividually hand-painted filler to smooth out the with mother-of-pearl infront of the drawers after fused coloured enamel. Her you have removed the decotraditional trays and bowls ration. shown here sparkle and Let the wood filler dry vibrate with intense jewel overnight, then prepare the tones. Any one of these piecdressers for paint. es, just like your momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, will Sand the old surface to elevate your tablescape. rough it up, then apply a The menu does not have stain-blocking primer. To to be exotic or difficult to achieve a rustic chic finprepare. Serve simple fare ish, start with a base coat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; chili or homemade stew, of matte white paint. Once cold cuts and crusty bread, completely dry, go over the cupcakes and fudge squares. surface with matte gray Their appeal will triple using a dry brush so that when served on a pretty taDEBBIE some of the white will peek ble. TRAVIS through. Dear Debbie: We would For a Provencal look, like to update 40-year-old apply the matte gray as the Spanish-style dressers with base coat and dry brush the paint. There is an ornate white over top. I know you decoration on the front of will be excited by the transsome of the drawers, which I think can be removed. How do I smooth formation. Debbie Travisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House to Home column the surface after I take this off? The is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara bedroom is white and a light tan/grey. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking of painting the dress- Dingle. Please email your questions to

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Perfect patching makes drywall look great Are the walls of your home dented, punctured, chipped and ratty? Few things make a house look worse than nail holes, dents and exposed drywall screw heads, but drywall repair isn’t complicated, either. Just start with the right STEVE tools. MAXWELL A small tub of drywall compound, a sponge sanding block, a Phillips screwdriver, a sharp utility knife, and a drywall knife are the basics. This last item is confusing because is not actually a knife at all. It’s just a wide flat metal spatula with a handle, designed for spreading drywall compound. Hardware stores everywhere carry all these items, so they’re easy to find. I always keep my drywall kit together in one toolbox so nothing goes astray. Intentionally denting in the area of the damage zone is the first thing you need to do when tackling a drywall repair. This is because if paper or paint sticks up above the wall surface after repair it will look bad. Perfection is what you’re after, and the size and type of damage you’ve got determines what method you use to make the area lower than the surrounding wall. If you’re dealing with something small like a nail hole, take the round end of your drywall knife handle or a hammer and pound the nail hole hard enough to create a shallow crater over the hole. That’s it. You’re now ready to apply drywall compound, as I’ll explain shortly. If the area of damage is bigger than the diameter of a pencil, or it includes frazzled drywall paper that sticks up above the surface, then get out your sharp utility knife. Use the tip of the blade to make a clean-cut encircling the whole area of damage. Grab the frazzled paper and peel it away from the drywall along the edges of your knife cut. You’ve succeeded when the damage-free wall meets the trimmed area crisply, with no extra paper sticking up above the surface. Got some drywall screws showing through? Pick out the loose paint and filler, then tighten the screw with your

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Top: Sanding is the last phase of drywall patching. Notice how the edges of the patch are feathered to meet seamlessly with the wall. Right: Here the round face of a hammer is being used to create a dished shape over an area of drywall damage before filling. Phillips driver and you’re ready for filling. Next, use one corner of your drywall knife to scoop out a dollop of compound the size of an olive, then smear it over one area of damage. The idea is to completely fill the area with a swath of drywall compound that extends up slightly higher than the surrounding wall surface. There are two reasons why. First, drywall compound shrinks as it hardens, so the slight outward bulge of your patched area will naturally retreat as it dries. The second reason for extra height is so you have something to sand off smooth later, during the final stages of repair. If your drywall compound has liquid water on top in the tub, stir it with a stick until it’s the consistency of cake icing. It’s easy to be messy as you’re patching, but it pays to be neat. Care now means less sanding and less dust later. Go around and fill all the repairs you’ve prepared ahead of time, then let the compound dry for at least 24 hours. Revisit the repairs with your sanding sponge in hand, rubbing the repair area gently, slowly bringing down the drywall compound so it’s flush and seamless with the sur-

Drywall knife (top left) and sanding sponge (top right) sit on a tub of drywall compound.

rounding wall. If you haven’t filled the repair area enough, you may still have a sunken depression visible. No problem, just fill again, let dry, and sand. The trick with sanding is to pay more attention to the edges of the repair than the middle. All edges must feather seamlessly into the surrounding wall for the area to disappear after painting. You’ll be amazed at how much bet-

ter your walls look unpainted, even with holes patched and drywall compound applied and smooth. And once you roll paint on, you’ll never know things weren’t perfect all along. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY tips, how-to videos and product reviews since 1988. Get home improvement and renovation advice directly from Steve at www.stevemaxwellhowto.com.

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ROOM: Grander presence Again, because cash was tight, we had to design a solution with grander presence that didn’t involve ripping everything out and starting from scratch. One trip to Home Depot problem solved perfectly. How so? With inexpensive one centimetre beading, that’s how; applied a few centimetres above the baseboards and below the bottom line of the crown moulding, it substantially plumped up the aesthetics of both. Paint (white for the crown and black for the trim) completed the visual trickery. All in all, our transformation bears testament to the fact that good design arrives not as a consequence of haste, rather clever planning. Take your time, and plan everything stage by stage, and your endeavours will demonstrate considerable schematic triumph. Even if your available budget — as was the case with this mini miracle — is tiny. Spend carefully, and we’ll see you next week! Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts on TV and in print. Find their international product range in stores like HomeSense, Winners and Marshalls.

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GORING M.I. “Rena” 1924-2014 On February 18, 2014, Rena passed away peacefully at the age of 89, at home with her family by her side. Rena leaves to mourn her passing her loving children Rae Goring-Peace (Barry), Glenn (Arlene), Rob (Bev) and Elvy, as well as her grandchildren Aaron, Lindsay, Marshall, Carlie, Sonia, Adam, Adrienne, and Hayley and great-grandchildren Rhys, Mason, Ainsley, Elliot, Hamish, Parker, Bowen, Finlay, and Ophelia. She will also be deeply missed by her sisters Verna Armstrong (Bob) and Dorothy Wall, and sisters-in-law Kaye Mullen and Florence Mullen. Rena was predeceased by her husband Casey in 1989, her parents, and her brothers Edgar and Alvin Mullen. Rena was born on the family homestead at Makepeace, Alberta on November 21, 1924. She attended Makepeace School, travelling to and from on horseback, which, in her own words, generally involved a little bucking to begin with. She was actively involved in ranch life as a girl, rounding up the cattle with her father and driving them with a couple of young girlfriends to Bassano to deliver them to the cattle buyers and collect payment. After high school in Cluny and Bassano, Rena earned her teaching certificate at Calgary Normal School and began her long teaching career in one-room schoolhouses. In 1947, after being identified by Casey as the girl he was going to marry, they were wed in Bassano in 1948. Rena and Casey raised their family in Bassano, Crowsnest Pass, and Fort Saskatchewan. Upon her retirement from teaching in 1986, Rena and Casey moved to Red Deer to be closer to their family. They enjoyed a few years of retirement together, travelling, RVing and enjoying time with family and friends until Casey’s untimely passing from leukemia in 1989. As she reinvented her life without Casey, Rena became involved as a volunteer adult literacy tutor and enjoyed several trips with her siblings and her children. Rena deeply treasured every minute she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also greatly enjoyed the sense of community that she experienced on Anquetel Close, at Legacy Estates, and at West Park Lodge, where she spent her final years. Central to Rena’s life were her family and friends and the times of laughter and caring they shared. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Rena’s family is deeply indebted to the entire staff at West Park Lodge for their tender, sensitive and compassionate care. As well, we have appreciated the outstanding care shown by Drs. R. and J. Mulder over the years and Dr. M. McCall most recently. A memorial service for Rena will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer, on Mon. Feb. 24 at 1:00 pm following a private family interment. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Lending Cupboard Society, 5406C 43 St., Red Deer, T4N 1C9, or a charity of your choice.

BOOMER Harry Rae Harry Rae Boomer of Sylvan Lake passed away in Ponoka, Alberta on February 19, 2014 at the age of 85. A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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. Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.

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ARMSTRONG Vivianne Helen Armstrong of Red Deer, Alberta and formerly of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Viv was born on the family farm in the Chambery District south of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on September 6, 1923 to Roy and Edith Quennell. Viv was always a very positive person with an interest in many things. She began her working career as a teller for the Royal Bank in Shaunavon. She went on to learn bookkeeping through Patterson Motors in Moose Jaw. She then did books for the GM dealership, Allis Chalmers/New Holland dealership and other small businesses in Shaunavon. Vivianne enjoyed curling, dancing, visiting with friends. She moved to Red Deer in the early 1980’s to be closer to her daughters. Over the years she enjoyed several trips with her sister, Doreen to England, Alaska and points in the USA. Vivianne was a mall walker at Bower Mall for 12 years. In recent years knitting and crocheting, watching curling and figure skating on TV became very important to her. Her interest in computers has kept her in touch with her family by email, enlarged her world with on-line courses and helped her with her passion for genealogy and family history. Vivianne was predeceased by her sister Jean, her parents Roy and Edith Quennell, her sister Doreen and her brother-in-law Al Willey. Vivianne leaves to mourn her two daughters: Marilyn (Dave) Trentham and Pat (Dave Delane) Mayberry; her grandchildren: Jolynn (Brian) Kopjar, Rob Knippshild, Amanda Knippshild (Ted Zanetic), Lorrilyn Fitzgerald, Juli (Lam) Huynh; her great-grandchildren: Kody, Quentin, Bryce, Miro, Ashley, Andrew, Ava, Austin, Alex, Tien and Khoi. She will also be fondly remembered by her knitting group friends and neighbours. There will be an informal gathering to remember Vivianne on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Bell Manor Hall, 54 Bell Street, Red Deer, Alberta. Lunch will follow. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery at Shaunavon at a later date. Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.binkleys.com) was in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Silverneedles Knitting Club for their friendship and help over the years. A big thank you to her neighbours at Bell Manor for their caring. Thanks also to the staff of Three Hills Continuing Care where Mom resided for a short time before her passing. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Binkley’s Funeral Service.

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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

PEDERSEN Elizabeth “Myrle” May 4, 1927 to Feb. 14, 2014 On February 14, 2014 we said goodbye to a classy, witty, fun loving lady. Many will remember her through her work with the RLSS and her many swimming awards and volunteer citations. Myrle worked in Calgary at various law firms and in the hospitality industry. She was the head of a large and close family, which will be her greatest legacy. Myrle was mother to Susan Scott (Bob), Colleen Praud (David), Brent Kelland (Elke) and Jill Kelland, and was always proud to proclaim: “these are my kids”. She was a one of a kind “Nana” to Erin, Kelly, Nathan, Lindsay, Talon, Cassidy, Blair Ann, Jacqueline, Cody and Andrew. She was “Red Deer Nana” to 8 “great” grand kids. Myrle was a loyal friend and her sense of humour was appreciated by all who knew her. Our family would like to thank the Red Deer Hospice for caring for mum (and us) with compassion, great food and humour in her last weeks. We ask that donations in Myrle’s memory be made to the Hospice Society in lieu of flowers. A celebration of Myrle’s life will be held on February 28, 2014 at 11 am at the Holiday Inn South Red Deer, Gasoline Alley (33 Petrolia Drive). TRINITY FUNERAL HOME LTD. 12134 66 ST NW Edmonton, AB† T5B1J8 780-474-4663

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Obituaries 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.

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 In Memoriam and Joyce Nephin and grandparents, Ken and Peggy GORDON G. WALTER Pritchard. Being such a kind Aug. 22, 1945 - Feb. 22, 2013 and loving person, Wes had an incredible number of friends This day is remembered and and their family members, quietly kept. No words are too numerous to mention, needed, we loved you with all who will also miss him dearly our hearts and shall never and hold him close to their forget. hearts. Wes was predeceased by a brother, Geoffrey ~Lovingly remembered by Unkerskov in 1996 and his Joyce and family mother, Nancy Lynn Pritchard in 2001. God willing, they are now reunited and watching In Loving Memory of over all of us. For those that Derrick Judson wish to give Wes a final word Remembering you is easy of love and friendship, a I do it every day. Visitation will be held at the Missing you is the heartache Parkland Funeral Home on That never goes away. Saturday, February 22, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 ~ Enda, Myles, Neil, Tina and 9:00 p.m. A Memorial and families 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.

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Benefits: Wolf Creek Public Schools offer all full-time cleaning staff a comprehensive benefit package which includes three weeks of paid vacation after the completion of one year of service. Hourly salary range: $16.19 - $19.36/hr. based on experience with opportunities for annual wage advancement. Qualifications: • Willingness to perform tasks and to remain flexible in the performance of duties • Previous history of excellent work habits and attendance record • Previous experience with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining a school would be a definite asset, “on the job” training will be provided as well • The ability to cooperate with staff and students • Physically fit so as to perform all required duties • Ability to understand and follow instructions Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2014 Interested candidates are invited to submit applications to: Mr. Mel Henderson Custodian/Grounds Foreman Wolf Creek Public Schools 6000 Highway 2A, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P6 Phone: 403-785-0728 Fax: 403-783-3155 Email: mhenderson@wolfcreek.ab.ca Please Note: We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview for this competition will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to provide a current criminal records check statement at their own expense as well as a Child and Family Services Intervention Record Check.

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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

THANK YOU

Found

720

For senior’s facility at Legacy Estates beginning March 17. 1 to 2 days per week. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Requirements include current Red Deer business license, WCB and liability insurance. This position is ideal for someone who already has a home-based business. Please reply with your phone number and resume to: robynspurehair@shaw.ca.

Janitorial

Professionals

EYEWEAR LIQUIDATORS

LICENSED HAIR STYLIST NEEDED

CLASSIFICATIONS Caregivers/ Aides

800

Oilfield

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In Memoriam

wegot

760

drivers license, must be willing to work away, must be physically fit. Complete benefit package. This includes RSP, Medical, Dental, Eye Glasses. We offer Top Wages. We will train the right person. Fax 403-347-4749 email info@redlinewell.com

Full Time

The Lacombe Action Group is hiring a hands-on accountant to oversee the operation of our accounting department. You will direct the general accounting, ¿nancial reporting and maintenance of ¿nancial records. You will maintain strong internal controls to ensure accurate and timely ¿nancial statements. Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will have a diploma in accounting with a minimum of 3 years experience. Experience in the non-pro¿t sector, with particular emphasis on payroll and ACCPAC would be ideal. Pro¿cient in A/R, A/P, month end ¿nancial statements, bank reconciliations, payroll, source deductions, WCB, bene¿t administration, RRSP, GST, G/L, and year-end audit working papers. The ability to analyze the impacts of program changes and opportunities and make ¿nancial recommendations to the Executive Director and Board is essential. Hands-on” and self directed with a “get it done’ mind-set. Committed to building a collaborative culture that encourages continuous improvement. Submit Resume with Cover Letter to: Human Resources Fax (403) 782-7073 or email hr@action-group.org Closing Date: open until suitable candidate is found Only those selected for interview will be contacted www.action-group.ca

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announcements

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 D5

Hair Stylists


D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 Sales & Distributors

830

Trades

850

Trades

850

NICE STUFF LTD. AUTOBODY has a Part Time RETAIL JOURNEYMAN SALES position available. MECHANIC Nights and Weekends. or equivalent skill level. Must have own transportaRequired immed. Resume tion, be 24 plus. Must be & references required. reliable and responsible. C & C COATINGS in Apply to 6758 52 Ave. Only those being considInnisfail is seeking F/T ered for the position will be Laborers, sandblasters, contacted. Please submit Blown-in Attic powder coaters, and indusresume with references to. Insulation Installer trial painters. Competitive nicestuff_420@yahoo.ca wages and benefits. Fax Exp’d Blown-In Attic SOAP Stories is seeking 5 Insulation Installers req’d, resume to: 403-227-1165. F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, must have experience selling soap & bath driving a 3 ton truck with van. CUSTOM MUFFLER Looking for apprentice or products $14.55/hr. + Duties: Install attic journeyman mechanic. bonus & comm. Beauty insulation into houses, Pipe bending skills would cert. req’d. Location shops and barns, etc., be a great asset. Wages Parkland Mall - 4747 67th drive 3 ton trucks to and depend on exp. Going St. Red Deer. email from job sites, maintain concern shop. Fax premierjobrdbto@ trucks and equipment. resume to:403-346-9909 gmail.com Must know the proper Ror drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Values for blow-in SOAP Stories is seeking 5 Phone 403-346-7911 insulation. If you are a retail sales reps. Selling Team player who is DAIRY EQUIPMENT soap & bath products. customer orientated, SUPPLIER $12.10 hr + bonus & comreliable and have your looking for a detail oriented mission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. own transportation to and PARTS PERSON from work with a clean Red Deer. email resume to Strong computer skills Class 5 driver’s license, premierjobrd@gmail.com and clean Class 5 req. please apply. We offer: Equal opportunity employer. WIRELESS WORLD 40+work week, benefits Competitive wage & benefits requires 2 Retail Sales and safety program. package. Email resume: Associates for Bower Resumes will be accepted lindsay@prolineinc.ca Place Mall, 149A 4900 by email only, please no Molly Banister Drive., phone calls. Only those DNR Powerline Red Deer, AB; FT, perm selected will be contacted Construction requires to start ASAP; Will train, for an interview. Email: Journeyman/ provide direct mobile bbcowie@telus.net Apprentices/Labourers for phone sales and customer various projects in Alberta. support services at Long term employment. location & other duties; Excellent opportunity for $12.00/hr. Email Resume: apprenticeship. Excellent retailjobs@ benefit packages. Fax mywirelessworld.ca resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 @dnrwelding.ca Attention: Noel. No Phone calls Trades please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect. CARPENTERS and Busy road construction Experienced Siders laborers with exp. in farm company req’s 1 st. or 2nd Needed Call 403-588-3210 buildings. 403-318-6406 yr. apprentice heavy duty Classifieds...costs so little mechanic for shop. Fax GOODMEN Saves you so much! resume to 403-309-0489 ROOFING LTD. Requires

850

Trades

850

Trades

850

860

Truckers/ Drivers

MECHANIC REQUIRED

Motor coach company looking for 4th year or journeyman. Experience with motor coaches preferred. Send resume to frontbus@platinum.ca or fax 403.-347-4999 QUICKLINE CRANE INC. in Blackfalds is looking for a

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

MOBILE CRANE & HOISTING OPERATOR Business 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: kyle@quicklinecrane.com

Opportunities

880

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. sales@parklandrentals.com or fax 403-347-7066 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

870

FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY.

For the Red Deer area. Please contact memphisbluesprairies @gmail.com

Misc. Help

Start your career! See Help Wanted

ACADEMIC Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

1590

Clothing

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

SUMMER WORKERS

1600

TRENDNET WiFi, wireless Router, $25; Motorola surf board cable modem, $10; D-Link Router, $10. 403-755-2760

EquipmentHeavy

1630

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

Tools

880

Health & Beauty

wegot

Computers

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

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Misc. Help

1640

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

1660

1700

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

Household Furnishings

1720

LOVESEAT, light brown year and half old good shape. $75. phone 403-986-2849 OAK SLEIGH BED - Like new. $500. 403-343-6306

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs

1730

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

Misc. for Sale

1760

2 QUEEN COMFORTERS, $30/ea or 2/$50. 2 THICK WARM BLANKETS, like new, $35/ea. QUEEN QUILTED MATTRESS COVER, $10. ELECTRIC ROASTING PAN, like new, $30. 403-348-6449

Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 invites applications for its Facility Firewood D.V.D’s and VHS, 10 for Services Summer Work $5. 403-314-9603 • Community Support Program, effective AFFORDABLE Worker Program approximately May 1 to DIE cast models, cars, Homestead Firewood August 31, 2014. The truck, and motorcycles, Spruce & Pine - Split • Women in the Trades successful candidates fairies, dragons and biker 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Program will work on various indoor gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east RENTAL & TRUCKING LOGS and outdoor activities such end of Cash Casino Company looking for class • Math and Science for as mowing/trimming lawns Semi loads of pine, spruce, 1 picker/winch operator to the Trades Program HEAVY DUTY SLED tamarack, poplar. and labourer. Applicants join our team. 15 on 6 off Price depends on location. for farm or recreation. $45. must be 18 years of age schedule, salary plus SLOPED ROOFERS • GED Preparation 403-342-7460 Lil Mule Logging or older. Pay rate will be bonus and benefits. Please LABOURERS 403-318-4346 $15.80 per hour. send current resume & NAILS, several types, 2 & FLAT ROOFERS Gov’t of Alberta Funding drivers abstract to Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner boxes + 1 box of electrical may be available. Cover letter and resume, info@ BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / items. $3. per box; Desk Valid Driver’s Licence complete with the names gsequipmentcanada.com Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 top fan, 3 speed, $10; 25, preferred. Fax or email 403-340-1930 and telephone numbers of or fax 403-346-5127. legal office file holders, all info@goodmenroofing.ca www.academicexpress.ca three current work related for $10.; Deer Antler mount or (403)341-6722 references are accepted on Shield, $60. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! by email only and should Lumber 403-314-2026 be forwarded to: H.D. Parts Person Shawn Russell, AFTERNOON PARTICAL Shelf Boards, PAPER Shredder, Costco, Required Immediately Associate Superintendent straight cut, like new. $15; 6, 5.8” x 16”. various The largest after market newspaper carriers People Services Tripod stand for bird cage; lengths. All for $40. parts distributor in Canada is Chinook’s Edge School needed in the $10. 403-755-2760 403-314-2026 seeking a H.D. Parts person SIDING INSTALLER Division No. 73 following areas: to join our experienced with or without trailer & Email: careers@ team in Red Deer. tools. F.T. year round Misc. chinooksedge.ab.ca This individual would work, must have truck and Help require basic knowledge of BOWER 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 For information on the heavy-duty truck and per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 Chinook’s Edge School trailer market with excelDivision No. 73, please lent knowledge of truck check our website Truckers/ and trailer brake and MOUNTVIEW (www.chinooksedge.ab.ca) suspension parts. Drivers Applications will be The individual would have CARRIER SUPERVISOR accepted until 12:00 to be able to work BUSY Central Alberta midnight, Sun., Mar. 2, 2014 unsupervised in a fast Full Time, 37.5 hours a week. Grain Trucking Company WEST PARK paced environment. They $14.67/hr. to $20.39/hr. SWAMPERS F/T looking for Class 1 Drivers should also possess Depending Experience needed immediately for a and/or Lease Operators. customer service skills that We offer lots of home time, fast growing waste & would be used daily by WESTLAKE The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment recycling company. benefits and a bonus phone and for walk in clients. program. Grain and super of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and CAL Heavy lifting involved This position offers above routes by various methods incorporated (driver’s helper) position. B exp. an asset but not average salary and is a full by the Circulation Department. For more information Reliability essential. Own necessary. If you have a time position. We offer This would include telephone calls, transportation required. clean commercial drivers phone Quitcy at complete benefit package distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking, Please email resumes to abstract and would like to 403-314-4316 along with pension plan. group presentations, advertising, use of social media, canpak@xplornet.ca start making good money. Please forward your along with various other methods. fax or email resume and resume to: TURPLE BROS. The position would require interviewing, screening and comm.abstract to Traction Heavy Duty CELEBRATIONS signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling. 403-337-3758 or dtl@telus.net LTD. 8045 Edgar Industrial HAPPEN EVERY DAY Is taking resumes for: Crescent CLASS 1 driver with fluid The candidate should have an outgoing personality, IN CLASSIFIEDS Red Deer Ab T4P 3R2 hauling experience, local along with the ability to multi task. • Accessories Dept. with OR FAX 403-342-7377 runs. 403-373-3285 or fax This should be complimented with excellent written experience in clothing DISPATCHER REQ’D. Email: jwojtaczka@uapinc.com resume and copies of all and oral presentation skills. The position requires or power sport industry. Knowledge of Red Deer valid tickets to very good organization skills, the ability to work • Also looking for a Central Alberta’s Largest and area is essential. 403-986-2819 independently and in a group setting. Receiver. Verbal and written Car Lot in Classifieds For this position you must have good computer skills, communication skills are TOO MUCH STUFF? a valid driver’s license with good driving record. F/T positions avail. req’d. Send resume by fax Let Classifieds A company car may be available during working hours. to 403-346-0295 JUNIOR SERVICE help you sell it. The candidate must be able to pass Please forward resume to TECHNICIAN required. a criminal background check. Early morning FT HR Department Must have some CLASS 1 Off Road Crude commercial cleaner Fax: 403-341-4910 experience with service Haul in Central Ab. 7 On-7 The hours for this position would be required. email resume to and repair of furnaces/air Off. Must have all tickets. Monday to Friday, working every 6th Saturday, 1739771ab@telus.net. conditioners and would like Email: 7.5 hours a day, with start times at 10 a.m. or earlier. to expand on his/her haulingcrude@live.ca LOOKING for P/T person knowledge base. We Please forward resume to: to clean motor coaches. provide training and work NEED EXPERIENCED Must be willing to work Red Deer Advocate, experience in a supportive Class 1 drivers for short WAREHOUSE evenings and weekends. Attention Doug Sibbet environment. Must have and long haul. Full Time. SUPERVISOR Transportation required: 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 strong people skills and Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba Competitive starting wages location 10 miles from Email: dsibbet@reddeeradvocate.com mechanical aptitude. & BC. Please call plus regular increases. Red Deer. Please forward Fax: 403-341-4772 FAX: 403-309-8032 or PROMAX TRANSPORT Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm resume to e-mail: brad@ at 227-2712 or fax resume Excellent benefits frontbus@platinum.ca or comfortecheating.com w/abstract 403-227-2743 package. Opportunities fax to 403-347-4999 to advance. Must be LOOKING FOR dependable, hardworking Truckers/ SCREENPRINTER. and seeking a long-term Drivers Will train the right person. career. Apply in person, Apply in person to Grand or email to: ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 hartleytj@eecol.com Is Currently For delivery of 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer 4747 - 61st Street

SPRING START

1670

Blackfalds Base

Ferus Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry.

www.ferus.com Ferus is currently seeking a Parts Person to join the team in Blackfalds. Reporting to the Equipment Coordinator, the ideal candidate will have effective organizational and communication skills. The selected incumbent would need to have the ability to meet deadlines, be a selfstarter and a quick learner. Responsibilities • Purchasing and Receiving parts through computer software system • Dispensing of parts as required • Shipping/Receiving • Maintain inventory levels/ warehouse organization • Maintain vendor relations • Maintain a network of qualified vendors • Provide quality customer service to our external and internal customers • Following up on timelines for delivery, monitoring progress and dealing with vendor delays • Ensuring all appropriate paperwork associated with equipment is on file • Knowledge of Heavy Duty Tractor/Trailer parts, maintenance and repairs Qualifications: • Knowledge of Safety Manuals, safety practices, safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work • Proficient skills level in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Outlook) • Able to prioritize tasks in a dynamic and challenging environment • High School Diploma or GED equivalent • Purchasing systems experience would be an asset • Mechanically inclined and willing to learn • Valid Class 5 license (abstract required) Ferus offers a competitive compensation package including a competitive base salary, bonus incentive plan & an excellent Benefits Package, including a Group RSP Savings Plan. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, please email your resume by March 1st, 2014 to:

880

860

860

Looking to hire

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

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

Please reference: Ad #PP-0214-BLK

5913 Len Thompson Drive Lacombe, AB

We thank you for your interest; however, only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

E-mail: db-front@telus.net or by Fax: 403-782-7786

365670B27

CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE & EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

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

humanresources@ferus.com or fax 1-888-879-6125

Misc. Help

Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK in

BOBCAT OPERATORS.

ANDERS AREA

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

Anders St. / Armstrong Close Addinnell Close / Allan St.

DEER PARK AREA

Abbott Close / Anders St. 365773B13-28

PARTS PERSON

No Phone Calls Please

Anders Close INGLEWOOD AREA

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

Isherwood Close

880

Issard Close

EASTVIEW

LANCASTER AREA Law Close / Lewis Close

Erickson Dr., Eldrige Cr., Everitt Cr., Elkin Cl., $187/mo.

Langford Close

ALSO

Lamont Close Lund Close

37 Ave. from 39 St. to 44 St. and Exeter Cr. and 38A Ave. Area $111/mo.

MORRISROE AREA Vista Village

IS HIRING! 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.

Somerset Close Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Drive Vickers Close Vanson Close / Visser St.

Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at

www.eaglebuilders.ca Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources or email: hr@eaglebuilders.ca. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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 ROSEDALE AREA

Volks Place / Vanier Drive

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** 366001B20

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SUNNYBROOK AREA

GRANDVIEW AREA

TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300

Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306


RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 D7

1760

Misc. for Sale

QUEEN SIZE COMFORTER, $40. 403-782-3847 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

3020

Houses/ Duplexes

WESTPARK 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm., no pets, no smoking $1150. rent/dd. Avail. Mar. 1. 403-346-0085 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

1830

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

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

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

Cats

CALICO, cat, beautiful black & gold, extra Àngers on front paws, FREE TO GOOD HOME. 403-782-3130 LONG haired Calico cat, beautiful, white, gold & brown. FREE TO GOOD HOME. FOUND HOME

1840

Dogs

6 MO. NEAUTERED German Shepherd, black/tan to give away to acreage. GIVEN AWAY TO GIVE AWAY TO GOOD HOME 5 year old Beagle mix. Female, spayed. 403-343-0015 after 6 p.m.

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Suites

3060

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

wegot

4070

Farms/ Land

homes

2001 MUSTANG Coupe red, 247,000 kms, set of summer tires, lady driven, mint cond., $4900. SOLD

CLASSIFICATIONS

2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040

4000-4190

Realtors & Services

4010

455 ACRES AGRICULTURAL

land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease revenue. Inquire with your name and address to: Box 1079, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9

Commercial Property HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 gord.ing@remax.net Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

4020

Houses For Sale

4110

4120

Industrial Property

1722 SQ.FT. 2 storey 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, over-sized dbl. garage. Call Glen 403-588-2231

4130

1930

4160

THE NORDIC

wegot

SMALL Square Barley Straw. Min. 20 bales. 403-340-3061

FURN. ROOM, use of full house, utils. & internet all incl. $475. 403-506-1907

ROOMMATE wanted to share TIMOTHY & Brome square farm house, reasonable rent. bales, great for horses, ap- Horses, animals & smoking ok. prox. 60 lbs. put up dry Own vehicle needed and covered, $5/bale 403-396-6266 Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

wegot

rentals CLASSIFICATIONS

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

3020

Houses/ Duplexes

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

Rooms For Rent

3090

ROOM in Westpark, n/s, no pets. Furnished. TV & utils incl. 403-304-6436 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Mobile Lot

3190

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. LANCASTER; 1/2 duplex Down payment $4000. Call w/front attach garage. 2 bdrm., 1 den, 5 appliances. at anytime. 403-588-8820 Suitable for adults. N/S, Looking for a place No Pets. Avail. March 1st. to live? $1500/mo. rent, $1200 S/D Take a tour through the Contact 780-720-2993 CLASSIFIEDS

wheels 5000-5300

www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

Automotive Services

Acreages

If you own a vehicle, get up to $10,000 today! www.thetitlestore.ca RED DEER 403-754-5104 4971 Phelan St.

Antique & Classic Autos

5020

& home on 24 acres, located on Blindman Valley, 15 mins. to Red Deer 4 bdrm., (2) full & (2) 1/2 baths. Arena is 60x250, 5 paddocks, 2 large pastures, pipe fencing. $1,290,000. Dave 403-304-9770

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

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

1000-1430

Contractors

1100

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

Handyman Services

1200

ALL TRADES Home Maintenance 28 yrs. exp. Retired electrician. Call Rick 403-318-4267

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301

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

RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, Áooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

AVAILABLE NOW! Reno’s & handyman service. Call Trent 403-358-1415

CHRIS’ RENO’S All home renovations Call Ed 403-986-8877

Escorts

1165

EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight

Massage Therapy

1280

MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161

2011 UTILITY TRAILER Aluminum. With ramps. $700 obo. 403-314-0804

Tires, Parts Acces.

5180

SNOW TIRES - Radial - set of 4. 225/50RF17. $100 obo for the set. 403-755-2760

Auto Wreckers

5190

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

Misc. Automotive

5240

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

Massage Therapy

1280

Painters/ Decorators

JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888

International ladies

LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666

Personal Services

1315

REIKO’S Finest Asian Massage

In call only. 587-377-1298 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 5003-50 St.

Seniors’ Services

Public Notices

6010

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

1310 CONSIDERING A

FANTASY MASSAGE

PUBLIC NOTICES

to pay in full or they will be auctioned on March 8, 2014

classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

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

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The standoff between the government and protesters escalated this week, as demonstrators clashed with police and snipers opened fire in the worst violence the country has seen since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. The Health Ministry put the death toll at 77 and some opposition figures said it’s even higher. The U.S., Russia and the 28-nation EU are deeply concerned about the future of Ukraine, a divided nation of 46 million. The country’s western regions want to be closer to the EU and have rejected Yanukovych’s authority in many cities, while eastern Ukraine favours closer ties with Russia. Hours after the deal was signed, Ukraine’s parliament voted to restore the 2004 constitution that limits presidential authority, clawing back some of the powers that Yanukovych had pushed through for himself after being elected in 2010. Parliament then voted to fire the interior minister, Vitali Zakharchenko, who is widely despised and blamed for ordering police violence, including the snipers who killed scores of protesters Thursday in Kyiv, the capital that has been nearly paralyzed by the protests. Then the parliament, which once was overwhelmingly pro-Yanukovych, took the bold move of approving a measure that could free arch-rival Tymoshenko, who has served two and a half years on a conviction of abuse of office, charges that domestic and Western critics have denounced as a political vendetta. Legislators voted to decriminalize the count under which Tymoshenko was imprisoned, meaning that she is no longer guilty of a criminal offence. “Free Yulia! Free Yulia!” lawmakers chanted. However, Yanukovych must still sign that bill into law, and then Tymoshenko’s lawyers would have to ask the court for her release from prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv. Yanukovych fears her popularity. The charismatic blond-braided heroine of the 2004 Orange Revolution — which also drove Yanukovych from the presidency — Tymoshenko served as prime minister and narrowly lost the 2010 presidential election to Yanukovych. With Yanukovych’s supporters quitting his party one after another Friday, legislators also approved an amnesty for protesters involved in violence. Under the agreement, Ukrainian authorities also will name a new unity government that includes top opposition figures within 10 days. The deal was a result of two days and all-night of shuttle diplomacy by top diplomats from Germany, France and Poland, who talked with the president and the opposition. 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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today you are willing to put your partner’s needs before yours and you are also more willing to forgive your children for their faults. Love can be Saturday, Feb. 22 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: a painful subject if you’re not feeling like or Drew Barrymore, 39; Jeri Ryan, 46; Kyle Ma- adored. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): cLachlan, 55 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: THOUGHT OF There’s a mother child spiritual bond that can be created for you. Whatever you were lackTHE DAY: Emotionally, we will ing in terms of love and care, tolong for some thrilling adventures day you can nourish your needs and live each moment to the fullby affiliating yourself to your est. Responsibility and a somroots without any discriminatory bre mood will prevail in the later feelings. hours of the day reminding us to CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. act with more accountability for 19): As the day unfolds, you will all our actions. Today we have no longer feel on your own. You the opportunity to heal our most will feel like you are back in your significant relationships through element today. A heart-to-heart greater sympathy and a deeper conversation will open up your understanding. We should learn eyes for you to new possibilities. the art of forgiveness in order to AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. build stronger and more spiritual 18): Your circle of friends will ASTRO connections to others. make you realize just how much DOYNA HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If toyou can be loved. You will also day is your birthday, expect a grasp the definition of money year packed with lots and lots and what it truly means to you of errands to run. You’ll find personally. This is one way to yourself making more short trips cure your self-esteem, wounded feelings and than usually and you’ll be commuting in your neighbourhood more frequently as well. Don’t your worth. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can debe surprised if you happen to accomplish successfully various tasks at once as your velop deeper insights into how to create furcuriosity and the need to be in the know will ther trust with others. You can restore some current injuries by being merciful while being be heightened. ARIES (March 21-April 19): A much un- extremely sensitive to humankind and seekdisclosed part of you wants to forgive and for- ing peace. Make peace with your appearget some painful past memory or you might ance. be reminiscing about a loved one. Certain Sunday, Feb. 23 insecurities might prevail about you as you CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: recall such particular moments. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may Dakota Fanning, 20; Emily Blunt, 31; Kristin become more sensitive and more recep- Davis, 49 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: When the tive to humankind at this point. You relate to Moon is found in adventurous Sagittarius, one another with more concern and an open heart. You believe that your mission is to heal the outdoors and the nature are calling for us. someone’s injury in order to connect with This is a restless position for the Moon and thus, we might find it hard to simply sit down. them on more profound levels. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your con- Sporting events, road trips and booking your nectedness towards others is more apparent next voyage are all highlighted for today. Merand more sensitive. You are willing to put cury’s presence makes us receptive to new ideas. If you start seeing life through multi-disomeone’s fault aside in order to accept them in your circle. By accepting these individuals as they are you are capable of building trust and a deeper commitment with one another. CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is a day when you will see beauty and love through less fortunate places. You see equality and humankind bringing you altogether as if there was absolutely nothing dividing you two. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Dr. Connie Farion Dr. Kannan Veerappan Don’t be afraid to face your in(DDS) (DMD) securities or be ashamed of your weaknesses. By exposing your vulnerable side to a loved one, you will be able to demonstrate them of a more intimate and profound side in you, which will only bring your partner closer to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Kirsten Nielsen Dawn-Rai Kitt Dan Porter Cosmic energies are giving you (RDH) (RDH) (RDH) a wonderful opportunity to heal Phone to book your next cleaning & check up all your relationships wounds Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 - 8:00 pm by partnering up. Seek no fault Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00pm in the other and be merciful. Thursday: 8:00 - 4:00 pm Kindness and gentleness will Friday: 8:00 - 3:00 pm re-establish a very soulful vibe Saturdays: 9:00 - 3:00 pm between you two. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your colleagues will appear more tolerant and less picky today. There’s a general mood that will set in that will make Heritage Village (West of Downtown McDonald’s) everyone more understandC101 5212 48 St. Red Deer 403-309-1900 ing. You could mend a broken www.bahreydental.com heart with care and sympathy.

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mensional glasses, you are experiencing the Sun-Neptune conjunction. Reality is hidden behind a veil of incertitude and confusion. Be wary of disillusionment! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, confidential talks are brewing behind the scenes and you get to ponder over your next career move, which appears to be quite promising. Your creative mind will skyrocket and thus, steal you away into a surreal expedition. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your need for freedom and personal evolution may clash with your need to prove yourself righteous. Don’t criticize viewpoints that differ from your own. Appreciate seeing life from a more spiritual perspective. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might experience the bull-in-a-china-shop syndrome when it comes to experiencing your innermost feelings. A heavy load of emotionality and intensity will encourage you to get take an honest look at yourself. Be real. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may think about a real estate investment that you believe fruitful for the long-run. Negotiations and commerce run smoothly today. Consider your financial parameters and know your own limitations. Careful budgeting would be a wise deed on your part. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your routine may changes unpredictably. It is possible that you may need to travel for a work project. Any new circumstance or action-packed event will boost your motivation. A chore that you would normally consider dull may turn out quite fun. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are caught up in some very private moments as you are receiving enlightenment from a spiritual journey. The occult and the mysticism appeal greatly to you. Don’t be surprised for all the mysterious energy surrounding you today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Domestic quarrels or a dispute with a family member might be hard to avoid today. Your ambition to succeed in a professional field and to find

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• Air conditioning with Tri-zone Temperature Control • SiriusXMTM Satellite Radio (includes one year of service) • Hands-free connectivity with UconnectTM Voice Command with Bluetooth® • Includes second row power windows

INCLUDES $3,350 IN PACKAGE SAVINGS »

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FOR 96 MONTHS WITH $0 DOWN

AVAILABLE FEATURES

• 2.4 L (16V I-4) with 4-speed automatic • Second-row 60/40 split-folding seat • Air conditioning with dual-zone temperature control • Uconnect™ 4.3 Multimedia Centre • Keyless Enter ‘n’ Go™

LESS FUEL. MORE POWER. GREAT VALUE.

15 VEHICLES WITH 40 MPG HWY OR BETTER.

2/5/14 5:36 PM

Red Deer Advocate, February 22, 2014  

February 22, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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