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Healthy minds, healthy students RESILIENCY PROGRAM HELPS TEENS RECOGNIZE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR AND MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer Public Schools has launched a new, cutting edge program to support student mental wellness. The Resiliency Program, targeting local students in Grades 6 to 12, strives to help teens recognize mental health issues from the onset and then link

them up with adequate resources and support. Calling the action long overdue, superintendent of Red Deer Public Schools Piet Langstraat said he strongly believes society as a whole needs to start talking more about positive mental health. The Resiliency Program addresses that need, he said, providing universal support to all adolescents, actively teaching strategies on how to deal with

the tough life challenges many face throughout their lives. It’s being piloted in five schools this year: Lindsay Thurber and Hunting Hills high schools, as well as Central, Eastview and Westpark middle schools. If all goes well, Langstraat said the board hopes to expand the program to all Red Deer Public Schools with Grades 6 to 12 by next year. The program takes a two-pronged approach, starting with a screening

through a survey done on iPads. The survey was rolled out earlier this month and the schools are in the process of compiling the results. This screening can identify the students who are really struggling, followed by the next step of “rapidly accessing the supports that we need to put in place to help those young people; targeted intervention,” Langstraat said.

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Farmers say they didn’t drain lake province wants restored

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BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Ponoka-area poultry farmers have been ordered to restore a Crown-owned lake that the province says was drained illegally. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development issued an enforcement order under the Water Act against Henk and Gerrie Krijger on Feb. 18 for allegedly performing unauthorized work on the lake. The province says the unapproved work included draining a 51-acre lake about 10 km east of Ponoka and a smaller wetland, excavating near a lake outlet and putting fill into the lake. Under the order, the Krijgers must restore the lake to the condition it was in before any unauthorized drainage work was done. They have until March 2015. Alberta Environment spokeswoman Nikki Booth said the lake was not included as part of the property when it was sold to the Krijgers in August 2011. Two months later, a public complaint was received that the lake was being drained and water flowing into neighbouring properties. A provincial inspector went out in October and told the Krijgers to stop work. Another visit was made in February 2012 and the inspector noticed unauthorized work was continuing, said Booth.

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Rhett Smith leaps over one of many hurdles of a dogsled jumping race at Mattie McCullough Elementary School Thursday morning. The Grade 2 students at the school spent the morning rotating through the gymnasium where Aboriginal frontline teacher Brian St. Germain lead them in some Inuit games as part of the Grade 2 Inuit studies curriculum.

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Mother pleads guilty after baby drowns in homebrew OLDER BROTHER FOUND SIBILING DEAD AFTER COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT VERMILION, Alta. — Little Lexi Ribbonleg drowned in a batch of homebrew while her mother, who had earlier been seen drinking the alcohol, slept soundly near her in their mobile home in a remote northern Alberta community. The baby was head down in a crate of the fermented potato-yeast concoction, her legs sticking up in the air. Details about the 10-month-old’s death last spring near Fox Lake

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emerged publicly for the first time in court this week. A document obtained by The Canadian Press says the baby’s 12-year-old brother made the discovery May 29 when he came home from school. Their mother, Viola Ribbonleg, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a charge of criminal negligence causing death for failing to provide adequate child care. The 32-year-old woman is to be sentenced in Fort Vermilion court July 15. Court heard that Ribbonleg’s son saw her and another man drinking

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brew in the trailer on the night of May 28. The next morning, Ribbonleg was drinking again and her son believed she was drunk. She asked her son to come home at lunch and babysit for the afternoon. When he returned with two friends, the door was locked, so one of them climbed in through a window. The boy’s mother was sleeping on the floor. Two men were asleep on one of the couches in the living room. The boy pulled the baby out of the brew, which was in the crate beside a couch, and then woke up his mother.

The document says Ribbonleg got upset, tried to wake the infant and told her, “I love you.” Clutching her child’s limp body, the woman ran to a nursing station. As paramedics tried to revive the baby, the mother knelt on the floor, crying. When they declared Lexi dead, Ribbonleg begged staff to do more to save her and hit one of the paramedics on the chest.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford said Thursday she was “disappointed” over allegations that TransAlta Corp. manipulated the province’s electricity market by shutting down power plants to drive up prices. The province’s electricity market watchdog alleges TransAlta (TSX:TA) engaged in the anti-competitive conduct in 2010 and 2011 during peak electricity demands. “TransAlta Corporation, its direct and indirect subsidiaries and certain current and former employees undermined the integrity of the Alberta wholesale electric energy market by engaging in anticompetitive conduct in 2010 and 2011,” writes Market Surveillance Administrator Harry Chandler. Chandler said the administrator has authority under the Alberta Utilities Commission Act to investigate conduct that does not support the fair, efficient and openly competitive operation of the electricity market. “The investigation into TransAlta’s activities commenced in March 2011 and as a result of the evidence obtained the MSA has decided to formally apply to the Commission for adjudication of the matter,” he writes. TransAlta denies the allegations. Redford told reporters she has been informed about what’s going on, but she won’t comment until there is a decision from the utilities commission.

Next month, the program will evolve into 16 inclassroom lessons on resiliency as part of the health curriculum. Online modules will also be available at that time for students who would benefit from additional supports. “It really does focus on teaching kids strategies for when they are starting to feel badly or feeling depressed or anxious, showing them there is a way that you can train yourself to switch your thinking and look at the brighter side of things,” Langstraat said. Operating in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Red Deer Primary Care Network, the Resiliency Program is the first of its kind in Alberta, said Dr. Verna Yiu, vice-president and chief medical officer of quality and medical affairs with Alberta Health Services. “It’s quite unique and what’s innovative about it is that it’s a partnership program. ... There are other, smaller programs in Alberta schools involving mental health but we don’t have one that is a partnership and this is also a partnership across ministries,” she said. The program, which will be piloted for four years, is not only under the scope of Alberta Health Services, but also the Human Services, Justice and Education ministries, said Yiu. “There’s no question that mental health is a big issue, especially amongst our youth. Mental health supports for our youth are not only being recognized as being more frequent but it’s also a gap area for many teens,” Yiu said. Yiu said if the pilot goes well, they would like to see the program rolled out across the province in coming years. The pilot is part of a larger research undertaking by the provincial departments to help identify what interventions work best for preventing and addressing mental health in youth, in hopes of seeing positive results such as a reduction in such mental health symptoms like depression or anxiety, tobacco and drugs of abuse and improved school attendance and completion rates, Yiu said. Covered by a grant from AHS, the program is costing Red Deer Public roughly $500,000 for its first year, said Langstraat. According to Yiu, AHS has also recently begun working with the other departments to create a prov-

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incewide “adolescent depression care pathway” that will focus on outpatient mental health clinics with links to primary care and additional referrals for care for youth. Alberta universities and colleges are also taking action to tackle mental health concerns. The Alberta Students Executive Council lobby group received $1.5 million from the Department of Health last summer and Red Deer College applied for and received $24,000 of that. “Studies have shown that one out of four Alberta students is experiencing some sort of mental health issue, whether it’s stress or anxiety or depression. This is something that’s a trending issue and we’re just creating awareness and hoping to reduce stigma,” said Martin Cruz, president of the college’s student association. At RDC, students can access an online assessment tool where they answer a set of questions, get a letter from the website and can take it to a professional. The school also hosted a mental health awareness week in the fall with various activities promoting a healthy lifestyle and ways to decrease problems, such as puppy therapy. Another one is scheduled for late March. The school plans to apply for more funds in hopes of offering workshops, such as cooking basics, ideal for those students far from home who might be struggling, Cruz said. rfrancoeur@reddeeradvocate.com

DRAINED: Farmers say lake still has plenty of water Another complaint was made in November 2013 that more drainage work was being done. An inspector determined that a drainage trench had been widened. “With these changes and the continued work on the lake, it was determined we would need to issue an enforcement order to get the remediation work to take place.” If the landowners don’t do the work, charges could be laid under the Water Act against them and they could face fines or other judge-ordered penalties. Gerrie Krijger said she and her husband have been trying to resolve the issue with the province. “We’re still in conversations to see what to do.” They did not drain the lake, which is shallow and grows and shrinks significantly depending on whether it is a wet or dry year, she said. “There’s nothing drained. The lake is still there and there’s lots of water.” What drainage work was undertaken was done on

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She picked up the child and refused to put her down, repeating “dead baby, dead baby” and some words in Cree. She also tried to breast feed the dead child. The court document, called an agreed statement of facts, says a nurse noticed Ribbonleg was slurring her words and smelled strongly of homebrew — and that the same smell was coming from the baby’s body. Ribbonleg denied drinking, but the document says the nurse, Sara Peters, believed the woman was intoxicated and “shouldn’t have been doing any activities that require attention.” The document says Peters told investigators Ribbonleg refused to let go of Lexi for about three hours, even as the little body turned cold and blue. The document says the baby’s diaper was dry, but her fingers were wrinkled from being immersed in the alcohol. The document quotes the nurse as saying Ribbonleg insisted she had been “watching the baby the whole time.” Ribbonleg “kept looking in Lexi’s mouth and saying that Lexi must have choked on something ... She said she and some other men had been outside the house when this happened to Lexi.” Medical staff had alerted tribal police and Mounties later joined the investigation. Fox Lake, a community of about 2,000 along the Slave River, is part of the Little Red River Cree Nation. The document says an autopsy confirmed the child drowned. Toxicology tests also showed the homebrew contained about eight per cent ethyl alcohol, slightly higher than in beer. The person who made the brew told police it was a mix of water, rolled oats, sugar, potatoes and yeast. It had been left to ferment for about a week in a plastic bag inside the crate, typically used to hold milk cartons. Ribbonleg’s lawyer, Michael Nanooch, refused to comment.

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ALBERTA Redford says public ready to move on BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she believes the public wants to move on from questions surrounding her expenses. Redford has apologized for the $45,000 spent to send her and her executive assistant to South Africa in December for Nelson Mandela’s funeral. That was followed by revelations that her executive assistant has billed the province more than $9,000 to stay at one of Edmonton’s ritziest hotels since he assumed the job last spring. “I’ve offered my apology to Albertans. I wouldn’t say that Albertans haven’t raised the issue with me, but from my sense, people have accepted the fact that we do have to move on,” Redford said at a media availability Thursday. “We have to keep opening new markets. We have to keep making the decisions that will allow the economy to grow and we’ll move on from there.” Redford has said if she had known how much the South African trip would cost, she wouldn’t have gone. She also has said that while her staff didn’t follow travel protocol, she takes responsibility for what happened. But

Court upholds bylaw ban on pot paraphernalia store EDMONTON — Alberta’s highest court has upheld a community’s bylaw that bans businesses from selling marijuana paraphernalia. The city of St. Albert passed the bylaw in 2012 after the Chad Smoke Shop opened its doors. A Court of Queen’s Bench judge in Edmonton struck down the bylaw. Justice Terry Clackson ruled the city didn’t have the legal power to pass or enforce what amounts to a criminal law. The city appealed the decision and the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the bylaw is valid. The Appeal Court says the bylaw has both federal and provincial components. “In this case, there is significant overlap between the provincial and federal aspects of the bylaw,” says the

she has refused to pay back any of the money, saying she was on government business at the request of the prime minister. On the other matter, travel receipts posted online indicate that Brad Stables has billed the province more than $9,000 to stay 42 nights at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald since last spring. Most nights, it cost $201.06 to put him up in the provincial capital, although the bill for Oct. 29 was $399 without explanation. “We do our best to make sure we are ensuring there is always value for taxpayer dollars,” Redford said Thursday. “As we move forward, we have to accept the fact that there will be costs associated with managing a government, with working in a government and doing the work that Albertans asked us to do.” The premier said she has no doubt that the opposition parties will continue to raise her government’s spending when the legislative session resumes next week. But she suggested the government has made a concerted effort to let the public know what is going on. “We’ve come forward. We’ve talked about this. We’ve been quite frank. We’ll continue to be open with respect to how government works and how money is spent,” she said. court decision released Thursday. It says the federal government has power over criminal law, while the provinces dictate business licenses and regulations. “Having concluded that these aspects are of roughly equal importance, we apply the double aspect doctrine for judicial restraint to uphold the validity.” The city’s lawyer, Gene Klenke, said officials are weighing their options about whether or not to enforce the bylaw and charge the owner of the shop. He said the owner still has the option of asking the Supreme Court to hear the case. The bylaw restricts businesses from displaying or offering for sale three or more “restricted products.” The items include bongs, vaporizers, pipes or products that display pictures of marijuana plants. If convicted, a person faces a fine up to $10,000 or a year in jail.

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Talks between province and AUPE break down MONEY ISSUES DERAIL BARGAINING THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Talks between Alberta and its largest public sector union have hit the ditch again over money. Negotiations broke off this week after the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees rejected a four-year deal that would have offered more one-time lump sum cash. AUPE President Guy Smith said Thursday those hikes need to be made permanent, especially in a province where rising oil prices are expected to deliver an extra $2.2 billion this year alone. “(We) need those increases on the (pay) grid,” said Smith in an interview. “The province is doing well financially, and our members need to see some decent increases which are fair and reasonable. “A lump sum disappears very quickly. It doesn’t translate into long-term wage increases.” Smith said his side has also made offers in the current round of bargaining that have been rejected by the government. Deputy Premier Dave Hancock, who is spearheading the issue for the province, said the offer was the fairest compromise to ensure the workers get the extra money they deserve while not tying the hands of the government if oil and natural gas revenues fall precipitously. “(The offer) does provide fair compensation but also meets the objective that we set out of maintaining the public sector salary grid,” said Hancock. He said government studies show Alberta’s public sector workers earn comparable or higher wages compared with other provinces. “It’s OK to be a little bit ahead, but we don’t want to be a lot ahead,” said Hancock. The AUPE and the province have been talking on and off for a year to reach a new contract. Premier Alison Redford has made it clear she needs the union to sign a similar wage restraint deal inked by doctors and teachers. Those deals have included wage freezes. Redford has said while the economy

is doing well, restraint is needed to keep costs in line while the province builds roads, schools, and hospitals to meet the needs of a growing population. Talks with the union have been lurching off and on for more than a year, but stalled last July. AUPE then invoked its legislated right for binding arbitration. Redford’s government responded in December by passing the Public Service Salary Restraint Act. The law ruled that if the two sides could not reach agreement, a deal would be imposed that included wage freezes in the first two years followed by one per cent hikes in each of the following two years. The law also revoked the right of the union to go to binding arbitration in this round of bargaining. The AUPE challenged the law in court, saying it unjustly undercut its charter right to fair bargaining given that its members also cannot legally strike. Two weeks ago, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge agreed with the union and took the unusual step of suspending the law pending a full hearing on whether it violates the charter. The government is appealing that decision, and arguments are expected to be heard in April. Along with the wage freezes and one per cent hikes, the contract in the Public Service Salary Restraint Act would also have given workers a lump sum payment of $875 in the first year. The revised deal rejected by the AUPE this week would have increased the lump sum payment to $1,550 in each of the first two years, retroactive to 2013, with another $775 lump sum in the third year. The wage freezes would have remained in the first two years, followed by the one per cent hike in the third year, but a new two per cent hike in the fourth. The two sides did make headway by agreeing on other issues such as vacation leave, overtime, and harassment language. The next steps are unclear. Hancock said he hopes the AUPE reconsiders the last offer, while Smith said they’re open to striking a deal on a different offer.

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A backlog in democracy BLAME THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE MESS IN GRAIN TRANSPORTATION BY JAN SLOMP SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Believe it or not, there is a relationship between the backlog in Prairie grain and the Fair Elections Act. Here’s how: As Prairie farmers wait anxiously for the backlog in grain transportation to be resolved and for prices that at least cover cost of production, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and friends continue to meet with devotion in the sanctuary of “free-dumb.” Farmers on the Prairies can no longer afford these bizarre ideas from Ritz and Co. One of their proposed solutions is to lift the revenue cap for rail companies, which are required by law to move grain. As a constrained, monopolized system, railroads would enjoy even higher profits if allowed to create a bidding war that would have farmers paying even higher freight rates. It has always been clear that mountains and long distances to ports have stopped Prairie farmers from receiving the full world market price of their grain. In the early 1900s, Western grain farmers’ outrage, indignation and frustration with the monopoly power of the Canadian Pacific Railway, grain dealers and millers spurred them to demand a stake in the game, to organize themselves and work co-operatively to

form the Prairie pools. The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), created in 1912, had the power to enforce regulations governing grain movement from farm gate to loading point. When farmers demanded fair and stable prices and protection against exploitation by grain traders, the federal government created the Canadian Wheat Board. Farmers lobbied hard to keep the Crow Rate to maintain equity in grain transportation costs. These and other mechanisms helped to ensure that land-locked Prairie farmers could compete successfully in the world market. Western anger and frustration is rising again because apart from a greatly diminished CGC, these hard-won institutions have been demolished by Ritz and his ilk. The current chaos in grain transportation is caused by the loss of the wheat board’s co-ordination at port terminals, as well as by the lack of enforcement of the statutory obligation for rail companies to move Prairie grain. The Canadian Wheat Board, with its single desk authority over sales and over railroads and port facilities, ensured the system was orderly and worked efficiently to achieve premium grain prices and minimize transportation costs for Prairie farmers for more than 75 years. Why should we believe that the very people who have dismantled a system

that functioned well would have the knowledge and the wherewithal to fix it? Now to the Fair Elections Act and its relationship to grain transportation: Canada’s chief electoral officer, who currently reports directly to Parliament, exposed the unethical interference of the Conservatives in the lead-up to the last federal election, for which their knuckles were soundly rapped. Not surprisingly, the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act will disempower the chief electoral officer by turning his investigative powers over to a commissioner appointed by the director of public prosecutions. This commissioner will report to the prime minister instead of to Parliament as a whole. The government’s undemocratic behaviour regarding the new Elections Act is something Prairie farmers have seen before. Even though Prairie farmers repeatedly elected a majority of directors who supported the single desk Canadian Wheat Board, the Conservatives blatantly disregarded the requirements of the Canadian Wheat Board Act for a producer vote and unilaterally dismantled the single desk. The farmerelected board was terminated. Likewise, the chief electoral officer — the protector of Canada’s democratic processes — has been stripped of power and his former authority given to a puppet of the prime minister. It is

not clear how accountability to Canadian citizens will be handled — if at all. If Ritz wanted to improve transportation and farmers’ grain prices, he would consult with Allen Oberg and other former directors of the farmerelected wheat board, who not only made grain move well, but also managed to sell several classes of wheat for premiums that have since vanished. He would also talk to Adrian Measner, the wheat board’s former CEO, who was muzzled and forcefully removed by the Conservatives — brought to heel in much the same way as the chief electoral officer has been. According to the proposed 2014-15 budget, the federal government is using $349 million to help sell what is left of the Canadian Wheat Board to the private grain trade. Conservatives also appropriated about $200 million of farmer-owned board assets when they ended the single desk. What would happen if Ritz and Co. gave farmers that $549 million to create a farmer-controlled agency to coordinate Prairie grain transportation — with the authority to discipline railroads — and to buy or build port facilities to export Prairie grain? Just imagine that! Jan Slomp is the president of the National Farmers Union and an Rimbeyarea dairy farmer. He can be reached at 403-843-2068 or 403-704-4364.

Living in a world without financial rules FACEBOOK’S $19 BILLION PURCHASE OF WHATSAPP WAS ALL ABOUT OWNING CONNECTIONS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD BY ROBERT MCGARVEY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE London’s Financial Times said it best: “If a company that has designed a single successful mobile phone game (Candy Crush) can be worth $5 billion, anything can be worth anything, and we live in a world without financial rules.” For this titan of the Establishment, markets today are “living in the post-financial candy land.” Admittedly the financial world is still suffering shock and awe’ at Facebook’s acquisition of a new mobile texting app called WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg paid $19 billion for a digital company with no (proprietary) intellectual property, almost unlimited competition and — remarkably — an anti-profit business model. None of this makes any sense to traditionalists. The inventory of the lost is formidable; neither the legions of business journalists, nor technology specialists, nor the financial guru’s resident in major investment banks have the foggiest idea what’s going on. They find themselves (once again) in a market where they have no ability to pick the winners and have no rational basis for valuations. So why did Facebook make huge the plunge with WhatsApp’s? Just 450 million users. For Silicon Valley it’s all about owning connections in the digital universe. WhatsApps has almost half as many users as Facebook itself and is growing its user base rapidly. Facebook (itself a dubious proposition to many traditionalists) has laid down the digital gauntlet. The ‘value is in the network’: own the network first, and find a way to profit from those connections later. It seems the financial universe has been turned on its head. Traditional companies like Coca-Cola (which reported growth of just one per cent for the fourth quarter) are feeling the pinch of a stagnating global economy, while digital dreams are capturing all the headlines. Why is this happening? The best-kept secret in the modern world is that we’re in the midst of a paradigm shift that is turning our orderly civilization inside out. An embryonic creative revolution is sweeping across the historical landscape undermining the old industrial order. Unfortunately, the force and depth of this Revolution is creating massive challenges for peoples who have not experienced this scale of change for centuries. There could hardly be a greater contrast than a factory-based economy that produces ‘things’ and a creative one where value is driven by relationships

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and intangibles. Value and productivity are defined differently in a creative economy. In a world of digital intangibles such as software, the Internet, mobile apps, brands and networks, value is created in networks of collaborative individuals not in disciplined factories. For example, consider the software industry, where the ‘product’ is generated digitally. Basically it is just lines of computer code, generated by the creative imaginations of teams of developers who are often continents away. The reproducibility of the software ‘product’ (nowadays) is virtually without cost or time limitations and it can be instantly distributed around the world to customers freely through the Internet. Contrast this model with the traditional factory model of production. In a factory, costs are impacted by scarcity of labor and materials, market penetration models are limited by the constraints of physical distribution systems needed to transport tangible goods to market and then further constrained by the need to retail these goods through outlets in national regulated economies. In the old days businesses grew slowly, capturing regional market share and then — years later — expanding to global markets. Today you’re global from day one, and if you capture the imagination of youth, growth can be instant. There is no historical precedent for this kind of limitless acceleration. Given these changes in the dynamics of the global

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Li granted unescorted trips from mental hospital BUS BEHEADER WILL GO TO NEARBY SELKIRK BY HIMSELF, STARTING WITH HALF HOUR TRIPS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — A man who beheaded a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba will soon be allowed to leave a mental hospital without an escort. Thursday’s ruling by the Criminal Code Review Board means Vince Li will be on his own in public for the first time since he stabbed Tim McLean and then ate parts of his body six years ago. The board granted Li all the new freedoms his psychiatric team had requested at a hearing earlier this week. Lead psychiatrist Dr. Steven Kremer said Li, a schizophrenic, has stopped experiencing delusions and is a model, non-violent patient. Instead of the supervised outings Li had been granted previously, he will be allowed unescorted trips from the Selkirk Mental Health Centre into the nearby city of Selkirk. The visits, to begin next Thursday, are to start at 30 minutes and increase to full days. As well, Li’s supervision on outings to other communities —Winnipeg, Lockport and nearby beaches — will be relaxed. He is to be part of a group without a staff member dedicated to monitoring him. Li is also to be moved to an unlocked ward at the hospital from the secure wing where he has been kept. For McLean’s mother, the changes were an outrage. “We’re not surprised. We’re very disappointed, embarrassed, ashamed,” Carol DeDelley said. “I ultimately do not believe that when you take a life, you have the right to freedom any longer.” Li, 46, was found not criminally responsible for stabbing and beheading McLean, a young carnival worker, in July 2008. The two men were strangers when Li sat next to McLean on a bus ride to Winnipeg from Edmonton. Li’s attack was unprovoked — he said he heard voices telling him to kill McLean. The bus stopped and horrified passengers fled as Li carved up McLean’s body. Li was initially kept inside a locked wing of the Selkirk mental hospital for 24 hours a day. Each year the review board has granted him more freedoms.

Crown attorney Susan Helenchilde did not oppose the changes proposed at this year’s hearing. She noted that Li has co-operated with hospital staff at all times. Li’s doctors said he willingly takes his medication and understands the importance of doing so. DeDelley is not convinced. She said there is no way to guarantee that Li will continue to take his drugs if he’s unsupervised. “He poses no threat in care. I propose they keep him in care so he’s not a threat.” DeDelley has been running a website, www. timslaw.ca, where she highlights cases across the country in which people found not criminally responsible for crimes reoffend after being released. “They get to a point where they’re feeling well, that they don’t require the medication, that it’s everybody else that is sick.” The review board holds annual hearings for people found not criminally responsible to review conditions imposed on them. Li’s psychiatric team has said the ultimate goal is to reintegrate him into society. Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney was

unhappy with the decision. “The provincial decision to grant Mr. Li unescorted trips around town is an insult to Tim McLean, the man he beheaded and cannibalized,” Blaney wrote in a news release from Ottawa. “Canadians expect that their justice system will keep them safe from high-risk individuals.” Justice Minister Peter MacKay also issued a news release pointing to federal legislation before the Senate that the federal Tories insist would protect the public in cases involving people who have been found not criminally responsible (NCR) for violent crimes. “Our government has proposed to create a new high-risk designation for NCR accused,” said MacKay. “This designation would only apply in the limited number of cases where the accused person has been found NCR of a serious personal injury offence and where there is a high likelihood of further violence that would endanger the public.” However, MacKay did not comment directly on Li’s case or whether Li would fall into the category covered by the proposed high-risk designation.

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Fords attack Toronto police chief CALL POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO DRUG DEALINGS ‘POLITICALLY MOTIVATED’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his city councillor brother went on an offensive Thursday against the city’s police chief, accusing him of a politically motivated campaign against the mayor. In separate news conferences the Ford brothers each suggested that Chief Bill Blair has it in for their family. The mayor challenged Blair to publicly detail the cost of a long-standing police investigation into Ford’s activities, sparked by media reports of a video appearing to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine. “Why won’t he come clean and tell the taxpayers how much money has he spent on surveilling me and obviously coming up with nothing — coming up with me urinating in a parking lot? Coming up with an empty vodka bottle?” Ford said. Ford’s friend Alexander Lisi was charged in that investigation with drug offences. He was later also charged with extortion, allegedly in relation to the so-called crack video. “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me. I have done nothing wrong,” Ford said. Ford refused to apologize for a profane rant against Blair, caught on video, a day after the chief gave several interviews in which he said he was “deeply offended” by the remarks. “It was disgusting,” Blair told CP24 on Wednesday.

“It’s shameful to have my name even associated to such behaviour.” Blair’s comments appear to have reignited a Ford firestorm against him that began in the fall when the chief expressed disappointment after announcing police had found the socalled crack video. On Thursday, Ford said he and his family are the ones who are offended by the police investigation, which involved, at times, surveillance using an airplane. “How about chasing me around for five months, using taxpayers’ money, trying to embarrass me, trying to politicize things,” Ford said. “This is embarrassing.” Minutes after the mayor’s rant against Blair his brother emerged to give his own thoughts to a crowd of reporters. Coun. Doug Ford suggested that Blair, police services board member Andy Pringle and the mayor’s main election rival John Tory are in cahoots. “Andy Pringle, the chief and John Tory are all good buddies and I find it very, very suspicious in my opinion that all the dots are finally connecting as I said they would.” Doug Ford previously complained about a fishing trip Blair and Pringle took and said Thursday he would launch a new complaint to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director. “I guess the police chief believes he’s above the law here, that he’s not accountable to anyone,” said Doug Ford, who is also acting as his broth-

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford refused adamantly Thursday to apologize for a profane video rant against the city’s police chief. er’s mayoral campaign manager. “He got on his bully pulpit and trying to intimidate and bully myself, our family, based on our (previous) complaint...Imagine if the police chief was after your family. Imagine if he was after you. Who’s holding him accountable?” Tory, days after he launched a campaign that he said would focus on positive ideas, issued a statement Thursday

afternoon calling the Fords’ comments a “disgrace.” “Torontonians deserve better,” Tory wrote. “While mayors across Canada are focused on building transit and attracting jobs, Doug and Rob Ford are focused on fighting the police chief. I am proud to support the chief. Today’s behaviour underscores why we need new leadership at city hall.”

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used to help in space exploration,” Lockwood said. “I’m really looking forward to this, but I’m also a little bit nervous as well.” Lockwood, 27, is doing his doctorate in condensed matter physics at the University of Alberta. Along with his longtime interest in space-related research and astronomy, Lockwood has worked in educational programs at the University of Alberta Observatory. His scientific background and experience in various university leadership roles helped him succeed in his application to participate in the simulated Mars mission, which is led by the University of Hawaii. The researchers will enter the 11-metre diameter dome built in an old rock quarry at an elevation of 2,500

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metres on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Inside the habitat, they will spend several hours a day taking psychological tests and continuing with their own research endeavours as part of the venture dubbed HI-SEAS, for Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog Simulation. Lockwood is currently working as an adviser on a project to see whether surgical tools created by a 3-D printer might eventually be used as effectively as real operating room implements. The researchers will emerge occasionally from their sealed environment, wearing simulated space suits, to take volcanic soil samples, map the rocky terrain, and replicate other tasks that will likely be done by future astronauts on Mars. Lockwood hasn’t yet met his fellow


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Russian fighter jets scrambled NEW UKRAINE LEADERS VOW TO PREVENT BREAKUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Masked gunmen stormed parliament in Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region Thursday as Russian fighter jets scrambled to patrol borders, the stirrings of a potentially dangerous confrontation reminiscent of Cold War brinksmanship. While a newly formed government led by a pro-Western technocrat in Kyiv pledged to prevent any national breakup, there were mixed signals in Moscow: Russia granted shelter to Ukraine’s fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, while pledging to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Yanukovych was said to be holed up in a luxury government retreat and to have scheduled a news conference Friday near the Ukrainian border. As gunmen wearing unmarked camouflage uniforms erected a sign reading “Crimea is Russia” in the provincial capital, Ukraine’s interim prime minister declared the Black Sea territory “has been and will be a part of Ukraine.” The escalating conflict sent Ukraine’s finances plummeting further, prompting Western leaders to prepare an emergency financial package. Yanukovych, whose abandonment of closer ties to Europe in favour of a bailout loan from Russia set off three months of protests, finally fled by helicopter last week as his allies deserted him. The humiliating exit was a severe blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had been celebrating his signature Olympics even as Ukraine’s drama came to a head. The Russian leader has long dreamed of pulling Ukraine — a country of 46 million people considered the cradle of Russian civilization — closer into Moscow’s orbit. For Ukraine’s neighbours, the spectre of Ukraine breaking up evoked memories of centuries of bloody conflict. “Regional conflicts begin this way,” said Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, calling the confrontation “a very dangerous game.” Russia has pledged to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. But the dispatch of Russian fighter jets Thursday to patrol borders and drills by some 150,000 Russian troops — almost the entirety of its force in the western part of the country — signalled strong determination not to lose Ukraine to the West. Thursday’s dramatic developments posed an immediate challenge to Ukraine’s new authorities as they named an interim government for the country, whose population is divided in loyalties between Russia and the West. Crimea, which was seized by Russian forces in the 18th century under Cath-

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A woman stands in front of a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police at Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of armed pro-Russia men stormed and seized local government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea region early Thursday and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. erine the Great, was once the crown jewel in Russian and then Soviet empires. It only became part of Ukraine in 1954 when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred jurisdiction from Russia — a move that was a mere formality until the 1991 Soviet collapse meant Crimea landed in an independent Ukraine. In the capital, Kyiv, the new prime minister said Ukraine’s future lies in the European Union, but with friendly relations with Russia. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, named Thursday in a boisterous parliamentary session, now faces the difficult task of restoring stability in a country that is not only deeply divided politically but on the verge of financial collapse. The 39-yearold served as economy minister, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker before Yanukovych took office in 2010, and is widely viewed as a technocratic reformer who enjoys the support of the U.S. Shortly before the lawmakers chose him, Yatsenyuk insisted the country wouldn’t accept the secession of Crimea. The Black Sea territory, he declared, “has been and will be a part of Ukraine.” In Simferopol, the Crimean regional capital, gunmen toting rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles raised the

Russian flag over the local parliament building. They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of victory in World War II. Oleksandr Turchynov, who stepped in as acting president after Yanukovych’s flight, condemned the assault as a “crime against the government of Ukraine.” He warned that any move by Russian troops off of their base in Crimea “will be considered a military aggression.” “I have given orders to the military to use all methods necessary to protect the citizens, punish the criminals, and to free the buildings,” he said. Experts described a delicate situation in which one sudden move could lead to wider conflict. “The main concern at this point is that Kyiv might decide to intervene by sending law enforcement people to restore constitutional order,” said Dmitry Trenin, head of the Carnegie Moscow Center. “That is something that would lead to confrontation and drag the Russians in.” In a bid to shore up Ukraine’s fledgling administration, the International Monetary Fund said it was “ready to respond” to Ukraine’s bid for financial assistance. The European Union is also considering emergency loans for a country that is the chief conduit of Russian natural gas to western Europe.

WASHINGTON — Russia has told the United States that it will respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and that military exercises near the RussianUkraine border are not a prelude to an intervention, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine’s fugitive president. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assured Kerry the buildup was scheduled previously and was unrelated to the recent unrest in Ukraine. The military movements had unnerved the U.S. because they followed the overthrow of Ukraine’s pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, who has fled Kyiv, the capital, and reportedly is seeking refuge outside Moscow. Kerry warned Russia this week against a military intervention the former Soviet republic and said it could face a strong response from the West, though he did not specify what that might be. “We will look to Russia for the choices that it makes in the next days for their confirmation of these statements,” Kerry said at a State Department news conference with German Foreign Minister FrankWalter Steinmeier. “Words are words. We have all learned that it’s actions and the follow-on choices that make the greatest difference.” Kerry predicted that the military exercise will not be “so prolonged that it is going to have an impact on events there.” “Everybody needs to step back and avoid provocations,” Kerry said. Kerry said the U.S. also supports a vote Thursday by Ukraine’s parliament to approve a transitional government that will run the country until elections in May. But in Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region, gunmen stormed government buildings and raised a Russian flag over the regional parliament.

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Flames smothered by Kings BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Kings 2 Flames 0 CALGARY — Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the Los Angeles Kings made it back-to-back wins Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames. On an evening that Calgary honoured Canadian Olympians in a pregame ceremony, the night was spoiled by a pair of players from the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Quick was steady all night in collecting his third shutout of the season and 29th of his career. He was especially sharp through the opening 40 minutes as Calgary built up a 23-13 edge in shots but trailed 1-0. After scoring the first goal three minutes into the game, Brown helped the Kings get an important insurance goal, setting up Dwight King in front of the net 3:30 into period three. King neatly slipped away from Flames defenceman Mark Giordano and was set up at the top of the crease by Brown. Brown and Quick were part of the U.S. Olympic team that lost the bronze medal hockey game to Finland. Los Angeles (33-22-6) has won three in a row including its first two games after the Olympic Break. They opened their short two-game road trip with a 6-4 victory in Colorado on Wednesday night. In third place in the Pacific Division, the victory increases the Kings lead over the Vancouver Canucks to seven points.

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, centre, ducks as teammate Willie Mitchell, right, and Calgary Flames’ TJ Galiardi crash over him during first period NHL action in Calgary, Thursday.

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Minnesota Wild’s Matt Cooke checks Edmonton Oilers’ Andrew Ference during second period NHL action in Edmonton, on Thursday.

Wild 3 Oilers 0 EDMONTON — There was plenty of post-Olympic rust to go around, but none seemed to stick to Darcy Kuemper in the Minnesota Wild’s net. Kuemper made 21 saves to earn his second career shutout as Minnesota returned from the Olympic break on a winning note, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-0, Thursday. “We did a real good job, we were aware of the situation and everyone was focused tonight,” Kuemper said. “It was just a solid team game tonight. We had seven days of practice. You just use the first two practices to get the fundamentals back and then you worry about the next game. I stuck to my game and obviously the team played great in front of me.” Mikael Granlund, Stephane Veilleux and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild (32-21-7) who won their third game in a row. “I think that’s our biggest strength, to have a good defensive game,” Granlund said. “I thought we played good defensively and Kemps had a good

game in net. We didn’t give them too much.” Wild head coach Mike Yeo said his team played far from perfect, but they will take the win anyway. “I don’t think that we played this game at the level that we headed into the break at and I think that’s normal,” he said. “I was impressed with the detail and the structure in a lot of areas, but I think our puck work can get a little better in some areas too.” The Oilers (20-34-7) have lost two in a row after winning five of their previous six. “It was pretty embarrassing,” said Edmonton forward David Perron. “Nothing was going right for us. We couldn’t generate any offence and our defence wasn’t good. It was an awful game.” It was the fifth time this season that the Oilers have been shutout at home and eighth time this season they have failed to score in a game. “That’s not how we wanted to come back from the break at all. It seemed like there was a lot of rust on our team,” said Oilers forward Taylor Hall. “Whether that was the break or whatever, it doesn’t real-

ly matter. They had the same break that we did and we just didn’t play well.” Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins thought neither team really looked that good on their return to action following the long break. “That was an ugly hockey game, I thought for both teams,” he said. “It was quite amazing watching this game the number of players falling down with nothing going on around them and passes going behind players. It was firmly two teams coming off of a long break.” The game started with a bang as Oilers forward Matt Hendricks checked Wild defenceman Nate Prosser in to the boards in the first minute of play. Prosser was helped to the dressing room and did not return until the second period. Minnesota got revenge for the hit by taking a 1-0 lead a minute later as Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens was caught out of position as Zach Parise fed the puck in front to Granlund who had an empty net to put his team’s first shot of the game into.

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Kings coach Pottinger takes home more ACAC awards It never gets old. For the second time in three years RDC Kings basketball head coach Clayton Pottinger was named the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South coach of the year. And to add a little more luster to the award he will represent the ACAC in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association coach of the year voting. “As I said before I view this as a team of the year and coaching staff of the year award,” said Pottinger, following the ACAC championship tournament banquet at the i-Hotel Thursday. “There is so much that goes into it. It takes a lot for a team’s success and when you’re fortunate enough to be at the forefront you get some of the accolades. I’m happy for the team and the coaching staff. “But don’t get me wrong I’ll take it home with me,”

he said laughing. It was Pottinger’s hard work and ability to recruit some of the best athletes in the ACAC that led to the team’s success since he joined the program three years ago. “If you look at that perspective, to put the team together and see it through is a dream come true. So much goes into it. You need skill, Clayton attention to detail, getting the right people and luck. We’ve been forPottinger tunate over the last three years in that our effort and luck made things go our way. It was a combination of things that contributed to our success and to this award.” The Kings finished second to Mount Royal in 2012 and won the league title last year. They finished first in the league standings during the regular season this year and go into the ACAC finals as the No. 1 seed.

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Two fifth-year members of the Kings — Lloyd Strickland and Jacob Cusumano — were with the team when Pottinger arrived after coaching Douglas College in New Westminster. “A lot of credit to them. They brought a bit of experience and helped us lay the foundation to where we’re at right now. Because of those guys we were able to bring in guys like Brian Prenoslo, Matt Johnson and Rob Pierce to name just a few.” Pierce, who came into the program the first year Pottinger arrived has also played a major role in the team’s development. He was a first-team AllConference player the last two seasons and although schooling and work has interfered with his playing time this season he’s still a team leader. “Rob is definitely a steading force on the team, a real emotional and physical leader,” said Pottinger. “When a player like Rob buys into the program it makes us that much stronger.”

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THE ICE THIS WEEK IN REBELS HISTORY Matt Ellison scored twice as the Red Deer Rebels rallied for a 3-3 draw with the visiting Matt Kelowna Ellison Rockets on March 1 of 2003. The clubs came into the game tied for first place overall in the league and turned in a playofflike performance for the boisterous Centrium crowd of 6,677. “That’s a playoff game right there,” said Ellison, who sparked the three-goal comeback with a second-period marker, then scored again in the third period. “Brent (GM/ head coach Sutter) came in before the game and told us to imagine that this is Game 7 of the finals, to imagine that first place and everything is on the line. And that’s pretty much what it was. Our goal all year has been first place in the league. We’re battling with Kelowna and to get two goals in the third to come back and get a point was huge.” Two months later the Rockets defeated the host Rebels 2-0 in the sixth game of the best-of-seven WHL championship series.

WHO’S HOT Prince George Cougars C Troy Bourke is riding a 12-game points streak. The 19-yearold Colorado Troy Avalanche Bourke prospect — picked in the third round, 72nd overall, of the 2012 NHL entry draft — has scored nine goals and collected 24 points since Feb. 1. The native of Onoway is 12th in league scoring with 78 points (26g,52a) in 63 games.

WHO’S A SPECIALIST Kamloops Blazers C Jesse Shynkaruk is a perfect threefor-three in shootouts this season. The 17-year-old Jesse Saskatoon Shynkaruk product was selected by the Blazers in the seventh round of the 2011 WHL bantam draft.

THEY SAID IT “Good teams win on home ice. We give 110 per cent at the Brandt. It’s our home. We’re defending it Kyle as if we’re Burroughs going to war. (Opponents know) they have to kill us to beat us here.” — Regina Pats captain and defenceman Kyle Burroughs, to Greg Harder of the Regina-Leader Post, in reference to the Pats’ impressive record of 20-8-22 at the Brandt Centre.

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Bellerive embraces change to the rebuilding Blazers — who sit last in the Western Conference and were eliminated from the playoff race weeks ago — as a leader. “Obviously we have one of the younger teams in the league, if not the youngest,” he said. “Part of my role is to show the younger guys the right way . . . speak up in the room and help get everyone ready.” Bellerive will almost certainly be back with the Blazers as an overage player next season. He likes the club’s potential for the 2014-15 campaign. “Some of our prospects have come up and played some games with us,” he noted. “These new guys have looked pretty promising and I think we’ll have a good year next year.” When Bellerive joined the Blazers he was reunited with former teammate Bolton Pouliot, whom the Rebels sent to Kamloops just prior to the start of the current season in a trade that netted Red Deer a sixth-round pick in the 2016 bantam draft. Pouliot was only too happy to move on when he realized that Canadian Hockey League netminder of the year Patrik Bartosak would be returning to Red Deer as a 20-year-old. “This move has been really good for me,” said Pouliot, who made 34 saves in WednesBolton day’s 2-0 loss Pouliot to the Rebels and was selected as third star of the game. “I have nothing against Red Deer at all. It was a great three years here, it was awesome, but it was time for a change.” Pouliot would have been nothing more than an 19-year-old backup goaltender in Red Deer. With the Blazers, he’s appeared in 37 games.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR A change of scenery can have its perks. Matt Bellerive has been traded twice in his four-year Western Hockey League career, his latest move shifting him from Red Deer to Kamloops. Bellerive was dealt from the Rebels to the Blazers in early January, 16 months after being acquired by the Rebels from the Vancouver Giants. Normally, players don’t relish the notion of being uprooted and moved to a team of strangers, but Bellerive embraced the change. “It’s a cool thing. You get 20 new friends. That’s the way I looked at it,” the 19-yearold said prior to the game between Kamloops and Red Deer Wednesday at the Enmax Centrium. “Every hockey team is the same. All of the players are good guys.” Bellerive was halfway through his second full season with the Rebels when he was told to pack his bags for Kamloops. “I wasn’t necessarily surprised, although I had no idea where I was going to go if I was going to get traded,” he said. “But I’m happy where I ended up. My parents have been able to come up (from Vancouver) fairly often to watch me play, so that’s been nice.” The Blazers acquired Bellerive — and a third-round pick in this year’s WHL bantam draft — in exchange for 19-year-old forward Aspen Sterzer with the belief that the North Vancouver product would contribute offensively for the remainder of this season and next. Bellerive scored nine goals and garnered 22 points with the Rebels this season and has six goals and 15 points in 21 games with his new club. The five-foot-11, 190-pound winger insisted he can also contribute

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Where most players don’t relish the notion of being traded, Bellerive has taken his changes in stride and enjoys the chance to help the Blazers during their rebuild. “The trade has definitely given me a opportunity to play some hockey,” he said. “Unfortunately it wasn’t going to be in Red Deer because Patty’s here. I wasn’t going to get the opportunity here because he’s one hell of a goalie. “Going to Kamloops was a great opportunity for me and I’m very grateful for it.” Pouliot plans to return to Kamloops next fall as an overage stopper, but is currently concentrating on closing out the

season on somewhat of an affirmative note. “We have a young team this year so it’s been a bit of a tough struggle,” said the Calgary native, who has a 3.66 goals-against average and .889 save percentage with the Blazers. “We’re trying to turn it around and finish off these next nine games on a positive note and then come into next season and hopefully be a contender.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com

Winterhawks look to keep streak alive He was there when it started and he’ll be shootout attempt by Everett’s Manraj Hayback between the pipes tonight when the er. As it turned out, the puck was sitting Portland Winterhawks attempt to stretch directly on the goal line and a video review their WHL winning streak to 21 games was needed to confirm it didn’t cross the against the host Spokane line. Chiefs. And just like that, Portland’s run Corbin Boes was guardwas still alive and well. ing the ‘Hawks’ net the last Considering the ‘Tips were playtime the team lost. That was ing their third game of the weekend way back on Jan. 10 at Victowith victories in their first two, they ria, where Portland dropped saw the near upset of the ‘Hawks as a 3-2 shootout decision with a positive. Boes making his debut a day “To play three-in-three, get in at after joining the club via a 4 a.m., get up and compete against deadline trade with the Leththem, take the lead in the third — bridge Hurricanes. yeah, we’re disappointed we didn’t Since then, Boes has won beat them,” Silvertips coach Kevin 11 consecutive starts, a streak Constantine told Nick Patterson of that nearly ended — along the Everett Herald. GREG with the team’s franchise-re“But we got five out of six points MEACHEM cord run — when the ‘Hawks on a very important weekend for the were extended to a shootout team, so it’s hard to be disappointed last Sunday at Everett before in how hard our guys worked in the prevailing 2-1. course of the three games.” “It’s not an ideal way to put a 19-game • One day after manning his normal forwin streak on the line” Boes told Molly ward position and scoring a goal in a 5-3 Blue of OregonLive.com. “Fortunately, we loss to his former team — the Red Deer came out with the win.” Rebels — Joel Hamilton was asked to take Barely. on a whole new role last Saturday at EdThe Silvertips came oh-so-close to at monton. least extending the contest when Boes Not only did Hamilton deliver in his decouldn’t find the puck following a final but on the Vancouver Giants blueline, he

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came through in spades, contributing three assists and earning second-star honours in a 5-1 win over the Oil Kings. With four of the club’s top five defencemen out with injuries and suspensions, Hamilton was told by Giants head coach Don Hay earlier in the day that he would be playing on the back end against the Oil Kings. Hamilton admitted he was nervous about the finer details of playing defence, but his ability to pull it off didn’t surprise Giants general manager Scott Bonner. “He has a very high hockey IQ,” Bonner explained to Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province. “We needed the two points,” said Hamilton. “To get it without so many of our core guys, it speaks wonders about the character of this team.” Just notes: Regina Pats forward Morgan Klimchuk turned a productive spell into a WHL player of the week award. Klimchuk scored six goals and added three assists last week to lead the Pats to four victories in as many games. The Calgary Flames prospect, a plus-4 player during the span, has notched 26 goals and recorded 66 points this season, to go with a plus-28 rating. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

a 2.56 goals-against average . . . The Tigers are 1-2 versus the Rebels this season, their lone win coming Feb. 12 at the Centrium as Valk had a goal and an assist and defenceman Tyler Lewington contributed three helpers in a 4-1 triumph. Following tonight’s contest, the clubs meet again Wednesday and March 8 at Medicine Hat. Injuries: Medicine Hat — C Gavin Broadhead (upper body, 7-10 days), LW Hunter Shinkaruk (upper body, indefinite), D Tommy Vannelli (upper body, 7-10 days). Red Deer — C Lukas Sutter (upper body, indefinite). Special teams: Medicine Hat — Power play 19.7 per cent, 15th overall; penalty kill 80.8 per cent, eighth. Red Deer — Power play 19.3 per cent, 18th overall; penalty kill 82.4 per cent, fourth.

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Raptors lose to Wizards in triple OT Wizards 134 Raptors 129 3OT TORONTO — Foul trouble and ankle injuries cost the Toronto Raptors a win in the longest game in franchise history. Kyle Lowry finished with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the Raptors’ 134-129 triple-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday. The Toronto point guard played 54 minutes despite an ankle sprain in his 41st minute of play and eventually fouling out. “We just ran out of time,” said guard DeMar DeRozan. “All we needed is one stop, one rebound, one bucket. We just couldn’t get it. They scored when they needed to, we scored when we needed to but we didn’t get a stop when we needed it.” DeRozan scored 34 points for Toronto (32-26), and Greivis Vasquez had a season-high 26 points and eight assists off the bench. Still, it was the sting of having to play with a banged up Lowry in the extra sessions that hurt even more than Amir Johnson and Patrick Patterson fouling out for the Raptors. At three hours 32 minutes, Thursday’s game became the longest in the Raptors history. The previous mark was a 137-136 triple-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets in London, U.K. on March 5, 2011 which lasted 3:22. With Lowry limited by the ankle in each of the three extra sessions, John Wall stole the ball from Vasquez on back-to-back possessions with the game tied 127-127 in the third overtime, leading to four quick points by the Wizards (30-28) to give Washington a four-point lead. Wall scored 31 points and nine assists and Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Wizards outlasted Toronto. The Raptors were shorthanded throughout the second half of regulation in addition to the extra sessions. With 2:15 remaining in the second quarter, Terrence Ross stepped on the foot of a Wizard’s player and rolled his left ankle while being fouled on a

PGA TOUR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again. McIlroy swung freely and walked briskly on his way to a 7-under 63 on Thursday, with birdies on the last two holes at PGA National giving him a one-shot lead over Russell Henley after the

layup attempt. He stayed in the game to make the free throws, but left with a little less than a minute remaining in the half and did not return. The team felt his absence, especially on the defensive end of the floor. “Losing Terrence Ross, you don’t miss something until you don’t have it,” Casey said. “He gives us one more defender, shot maker, and that was huge for us. Especially defensively, he was doing a good job and also gave us another defender to switch around on Wall. “I liked the way the guys battled. I thought we were flat in the first half again. I liked the way we battled, even through the foul trouble and also with the injuries.” DeRozan would get the Raptors within two with a pair of free throws, but a layup from Wall extended Washington’s advantage to four with 29 seconds on the clock. “That’s got to be a nightmare,” Casey said of trying to stop Wall in the open court. “He’s one of the fastest guys with the ball in the league. Now you’ve got Gortat, one of the best screen and roll guys going down the lane, the best shooters in (Bradley) Beal and (Martell) Webster spotted up. They’re a lethal offensive team. We couldn’t make easy plays in the first half and I thought that dug us a hole a little bit and that made it tough for us in the second half.” After a missed jumper from DeRozan with 24 seconds remaining, Garrett Temple clinched the victory on a free throw to put Washington up 134-129 with 21 seconds to go. Johnson, Patterson and Lowry fouled out for the Raptors. Trevor Ariza and Gortat fouled out for the Wizards. In a second overtime session with as many turnovers as field goals, Gortat calmly sank two free throws to put the Wizards ahead by two with 43 seconds remaining. DeRozan tied the game with 2.5 seconds remaining. Beal scored as the buzzer sounded, but the bucket was waved off. Reviews confirmed that Beal did not get the shot off in time.

first round of the Honda Classic. If nothing else, it was big improvement from the last official round he played on PGA National. McIlroy was 7 over through eight holes last year when he became so frustrated with mounting expectations and a slumping game that he walked off the course in the middle of the second round. He said it was a mistake that he would never repeat. He apparently buried the past with his clubs, if not his head. “It’s not something I really thought about out there,” McIlroy said. “Coming in this week, I knew that I was playing well and I just

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FLAMES: NHL debut Calgary (22-30-7), which went into the break on a 6-1-1 tear, lost for the first time at home in six weeks. The Flames had won their last five games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The story line for the Flames was the NHL debut of two of their top prospects — both of them Finns. Making his NHL debut in net was Joni Ortio, who was called up from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League when fellow Finn Karri Ramo went down with a knee injury on Feb. 1. Ortio backed up Reto Berra for the final three games before the Olympic break. Ortio had 22 stops. The 22-year-old had been playing excellent hockey with the Heat where he had compiled a 20-6-0 record with a 2.22 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. In addition to Ortio, also making his NHL debut was 20-year-old Markus Granlund, Calgary’s second round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. Granlund logged 7:14 in ice time, centring the Flames fourth line with Paul Byron and rugged Kevin Westgarth. In his limited time, the younger brother of Minnesota’s Mikeal Granlund, looked impressive registering two shots on goal. As a rookie in the AHL, he is tied for fourth in the league in goals with 23 in 50 games. The Flames were playing their first game in 19 days and the rust showed early. On his second shift, defenceman steady Kris Russell bobbled the puck deep in his own end with it being promptly intercepted by Brown who darted to the net and stuffed a backhand behind Ortio. After that goal on an opportunity that came out of nowhere, Ortio settled in nicely. Just over a minute into the third period, he displayed a quick glove hand stabbing a shot off the stick of Brown as he bid for his second goal.

OILERS: Big save Each team only accounted for six first period shots apiece, with Edmonton’s best chance coming late in the period when a high bounce flipped off of Kuemper’s back and landed in the crease before being sent to safety by Jared Spurgeon. Kuemper made a big save of his own seven minutes into the second as he was quick to come across and rob Jordan Eberle at the side of the net on the tail end of an Oiler power play. Minnesota made it 2-0 midway through the second period as Erik Huala fought off Oiler Anton Belov behind the net to send a backhand to a primed and ready Veilleux who blasted a one-timer from the top of the circle past Scrivens for just his second goal of the season. The Wild took a three-goal lead midway through the third as Charlie Coyle made a nice play to swing out from behind the net and find Heatley in front, who lifted his 12th of the season over a sprawling Scrivens.

RDC: All-Conference team Pierce didn’t make the All-Conference team this year because of his lack of playing time, but Clay Crellin and Strickland were named to the South’s first All-Conference team along with Dom Coward of Lethbridge, Antonio Holmes of Medicine Hat and James Wohlgeschaffen of Briercrest. Travis Butt and Chris Maughan of Lethbridge were on the second team along with Randall Mosca of St. Mary’s, Christian Sacoman of Briercrest and Shayne Stumpf of SAIT. Yonas Berhe of NAIT, Jamaal Bucknor of Concordia, Blake Gallatly of Keyano, Emmanuel Jones of Lakeland and Denzel Williamson-James of Grant MacEwan were on the North’s first All-Conference team with Michael Clemons and Jordan Teo of

wanted to try and get off to a good start. ... Regardless of what happened last year or where it is, it’s always nice to shoot a round like this and get yourself in the mix early.” Tiger Woods wouldn’t know the feeling so far this year. In first tournament in a month, Woods couldn’t make a birdie putt early and had to scramble for pars late in his round. A birdie on the last hole gave him a 71, leaving him eight shots behind. “I hit it good starting out, hit it kind of scrappy in the middle and then hit it good at the end,” Woods said.

Grande Prairie, Lee Danderfer of Augustana, Keith Gerdes of MacEwan and David Shantz of Concordia on the second team. Eric Magdanz of MacEwan was the North coach of the year while Gallatly was named the rookie of the year. Berhe and Coward were named to the All-Canadian team with Coward the ACAC player of the year and will representative the conference in the CCAA player of the year voting. The ACAC championship opens today at RDC with the Kings facing Medicine Hat at 6 p.m. Medicine Hat is one of three teams to defeat the Kings this season. “All three losses were real eye openers,” said Pottinger. “They humbled us and made us understand that we have to continue to get better and since those moments we have. I really believe we’re ready for this tournament. I think this team is as deep and as experienced as any team we’ve had over the three years.” Crellin won’t play today after receiving a technical foul in the final league game. “Losing an all-star changes things up, but we’re blessed with depth and we’ve won without Clay and Mari (Peoples-Wong) before so we will go into with confidence and the guys who need to step up will step up and take care of business.” The tournament opens Briercrest facing Lethbridge at 1 p.m. and Concordia clashing with Grant MacEwan at 3 p.m. Keyano and NAIT meet at 8 p.m. The semifinals go Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. with the final Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship is in Olds this weekend. ● The RDC Queens were as talented as any team in the ACAC Women’s Hockey League and it showed in the all-star voting. Goaltender Camille Trautman, defenceman Casey Nicholson and forward Jade Petrie were all named to the first all-star team with forward Rachael Hoppins on the second team. Defenceman Carlin Boey of NAIT and forwards Sherry Bowles of NAIT and Sasha Lutz of MacEwan were on the first team. Goaltender Morgan Glover, rearguard Tori Spencer and forward Kailey Curran of MacEwan and defenceman Cora Sutton and forward Becca Glackin of SAIT fill out the second team. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

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JUNIOR B HOCKEY BLACKFALDS — The Blackfalds Wranglers have taken a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Heritage Junior B Hockey League North Division semifinal against the Three Hills Thrashers. The Wranglers downed the Thrashers 8-4 Thursday with the fourth game set for Saturday in Three Hills. Robin Carlson had a goal and three assists for the Wranglers with Jared Guilbault and Jaye Sutherland adding a goal and two helpers each. Tiaan Anderson, Trent Hermary, Garrett Glasman, Bryce Boguski and Jordan Jakubow added single markers. Kyle Baumgartner was in goal, facing 29 shots. His mates had 30 shots on a pair of Three Hills netminders. Tyrel Severtson, Chris Williams, Kelby Stevens and Connor Ablett scored for the Thrashers, who trailed 2-0 and 6-3 by periods. The winner of the series faces the winner between Stettler and Mountainview. Stettler holds a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with the fourth game tonight in Didsbury.

RINGETTE PROVINCIALS All three Central Alberta AA Sting ringette teams will be competing in the provincials this weekend in Calgary. U19AA team will be in a five-team pool with Calgary, Edmonton, St. Albert and Zone 5. The U16AA squad, which is ranked No. 1 in the province, is in a pool with St. Albert and Edmonton while two Calgary teams and Zone 5 are in the second pool. The top team in each pool receives a bye into the semifinals while the other teams meet in a crossover quarter-final. The U14 AA Sting is also in a two-pool championship. They’re in a pool with two Calgary

teams while Edmonton, St. Albert and Zone 5 are in the other pool. Play begins in all three divisions Friday at the Canada Olympic Park arenas. The finals are set for Sunday. Qualifying teams in the U19 and U16 divisions qualify for the Canadian National Ringette Championships in Regina in April. Meanwhile the Red Deer Association will host the U16A and U19A championships March 7-9. The U16 games are at the G.H. Dawe Arena while the U19 games go in Delburne. The Red Deer Radha compete in the U16 division and the Red Deer Reign in U19.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Jon and David McComish both dropped in 30 points to lead Wells Furniture to an 88-65 victory over Carstar in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Thursday, Kevin Leis had 17 points and Mike McCorquindale 16 for Carstar.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF Regina 64 35 23 3 3 225 Swift Current 63 31 24 2 6 210 Brandon 64 30 26 6 2 236 Prince Albert 64 29 30 3 2 205 Moose Jaw 63 16 38 3 6 165 Saskatoon 63 16 42 2 3 182 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF x-Edmonton 62 44 15 2 1 259 x-Calgary 63 41 15 3 4 253 x-Medicine Hat64 39 22 3 0 229 Kootenay 63 36 23 2 2 212 Red Deer 64 30 30 1 3 187 Lethbridge 65 12 48 2 3 152

GA 220 198 235 231 251 267

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GA 153 181 175 181 205 319

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WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt x-Kelowna 63 50 9 0 4 273 163 104 x-Victoria 64 43 17 1 3 213 161 90 Vancouver 64 30 24 7 3 216 217 70 Prince George 66 26 32 3 5 223 278 60 Kamloops 64 13 46 2 3 160 270 31 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt x-Portland 63 46 12 2 3 299 190 97 x-Seattle 63 38 19 2 4 212 211 82 x-Spokane 63 36 21 3 3 219 189 78 Everett 63 31 23 7 2 182 186 71 Tri-City 63 27 28 3 5 161 192 62 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns Wednesday’s results Brandon 6 Lethbridge 2 Kootenay 5 Moose Jaw 1 Swift Current 6 Regina 2 Red Deer 2 Kamloops 0 Medicine Hat 4 Edmonton 3 (OT) Everett 5 Prince Albert 1 Kelowna 4 Tri-City 3 (SO) Friday’s games Lethbridge at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Swift Current at Regina, 6 p.m. Kootenay at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Kamloops at Calgary, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Victoria at Prince George, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Tri-City at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Saturday’s games Calgary at Edmonton, 2 p.m. Kootenay at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Lethbridge at Swift Current, 6 p.m. Brandon at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Regina at Moose Jaw, 6:30 p.m. Kamloops at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Prince George, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Saskatoon at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Brandon at Swift Current, 6 p.m. Everett at Seattle, 6:05 p.m. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 58 37 16 5 79 Montreal 61 33 21 7 73 Tampa Bay 59 33 21 5 71 Toronto 61 32 22 7 71 Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 Ottawa 60 26 23 11 63 Florida 59 22 30 7 51 Buffalo 59 17 34 8 42 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 59 40 15 4 84 N.Y. Rangers 60 33 24 3 69 Philadelphia 60 30 24 6 66 Washington 60 28 23 9 65 Columbus 59 29 25 5 63 New Jersey 60 25 22 13 63 Carolina 59 26 24 9 61 N.Y. Islanders 61 23 30 8 54

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GF 180 155 170 182 159 170 143 118

GA 130 149 148 187 165 197 188 178

GF 191 157 165 176 172 140 147 169

GA 144 147 174 179 166 148 165 204

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 58 39 13 6 84 196 136 Chicago 61 35 12 14 84 208 165 Colorado 59 37 17 5 79 178 159 Minnesota 60 32 21 7 71 148 147 Dallas 59 28 21 10 66 168 165 Winnipeg 61 29 26 6 64 171 177 Nashville 60 26 24 10 62 149 182 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 60 38 16 6 82 182 145 Los Angeles 61 33 22 6 72 147 132 Phoenix 59 27 21 11 65 165 172 Vancouver 61 28 24 9 65 147 160 Calgary 59 22 30 7 51 137 181 Edmonton 61 20 34 7 47 153 202 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 5, Boston 4, OT Detroit 2, Montreal 1, OT Los Angeles 6, Colorado 4 Vancouver 1, St. Louis 0 Thursday’s Games New Jersey 5, Columbus 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 4, OT N.Y. Rangers 2, Chicago 1 San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 6, Pittsburgh 5, OT Detroit 6, Ottawa 1 Washington 5, Florida 4 Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2 Winnipeg 3, Phoenix 2, OT Dallas 4, Carolina 1 Los Angeles 2, Calgary 0 Minnesota 3, Edmonton 0 Friday’s Games San Jose at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at Boston, 11 a.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 11 a.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Florida at Columbus, noon Winnipeg at Nashville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Chicago at Chicago, IL, 6 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Thursday’s summaries Wild 3, Oilers 0 First Period 1. Minnesota, Granlund 6 (Parise, Spurgeon) 2:04. Penalties — Hendricks Edm (roughing) 0:54, Brodziak Minn (roughing) 0:54, Ballard Minn (roughing) 7:00, Nugent-Hopkins Edm (cross-checking) 7:00, Nugent-Hopkins Edm (roughing) 7:00, Brodziak Minn (slashing) 10:01. Second Period 2. Minnesota, Veilleux 2 (Haula, Prosser) 9:37.

Penalties — Niederreiter Minn (hooking) 5:09, Stoner Minn (fighting) 10:22, Gazdic Edm (fighting) 10:22, Haula Minn (delay of game) 18:40. Third Period 3. Minnesota, Heatley 12 (Coyle, Niederreiter) 9:29. Penalties — Stoner Minn (roughing) 9:45, Hendricks Edm (roughing) 9:45, Hendricks Edm (boarding) 9:45, Ballard Minn (hooking) 12:52. Shots on goal Minnesota 6 10 5 — 21 Edmonton 6 10 5 — 21 Goal — Minnesota: Kuemper (W, 9-3-2); Edmonton: Scrivens (L, 10-9-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Minnesota: 0-2; Edmonton: 0-4.

Penalties — Murray Mtl (interference) 0:44, Malkin Pgh (slashing) 5:38, Murray Mtl (roughing) 8:14, Crosby Pgh (slashing) 8:14, Emelin Mtl (tripping) 11:17, Glass Pgh (elbowing major) 12:48, Glass Pgh (game misconduct) 12:48. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Montreal 9 7 8 5 — 29 Pittsburgh 12 12 8 0 — 32 Goal — Montreal: Budaj (W, 7-4-2); Pittsburgh: Fleury (LO, 31-13-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Montreal: 2-4; Pittsburgh: 2-5.

Kings 2, Flames 0 First Period 1. Los Angeles, Brown 11 (unassisted) 3:00. Penalties — None. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Richards LA (roughing) 11:21, Backlund Cgy (roughing) 11:21, Doughty LA (delay of game) 14:30, Smid Cgy (roughing) 18:00, Nolan LA (roughing) 18:00, Nolan LA (cross-checking) 18:00, Colborne Cgy (slashing) 19:53. Third Period 2. Los Angeles, King 12 (Brown, Muzzin) 3:30. Penalties — Voynov LA (tripping) 6:15. Shots on goal Los Angeles 7 6 11 — 24 Calgary 8 15 2 — 25 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 17-13-2); Calgary: Ortio (L, 0-1-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 0-1; Calgary: 0-4.

Red Wings 6, Senators 1 First Period 1. Detroit, Sheahan 4 (unassisted) 10:59. 2. Detroit, Franzen 10 (Nyquist) 11:28. 3. Detroit, Franzen 11 (Alfredsson, Kronwall) 13:27 (pp). 4. Detroit, Jurco 4 (Kronwall, Tatar) 18:00. Penalties — Sheahan Det (holding) 8:39, Methot Ott (interference) 12:16, Glendening Det (roughing) 14:32. Second Period 5. Detroit, Franzen 12 (Nyquist, DeKeyser) 3:49. 6. Ottawa, Ryan 22 (Zibanejad, Methot) 4:19. 7. Detroit, Tatar 14 (Jurco, Kronwall) 5:04. Penalties — DeKeyser Det (interference) 16:51. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Ericsson Det (interference) 4:26, Smith Det (interference) 7:54, Karlsson Ott (slashing) 9:50, Smith Ott (roughing) 10:37, Franzen Det (slashing) 10:37, Tatar Det (tripping) 10:41, Neil Ott (roughing) 14:05, Neil Ott (unsportsmanlike conduct) 14:05, Neil Ott (misconduct) 14:05, Franzen Det (misconduct) 14:05. Shots on goal Detroit 12 11 3 — 26 Ottawa 16 11 11 — 38 Goal — Detroit: Gustavsson (W, 14-4-3); Ottawa: Lehner (L, 7-11-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Detroit: 1-4; Ottawa: 0-6.

Devils 5, Blue Jackets 2 First Period 1. New Jersey, Clowe 4 (Loktionov) 6:09. 2. New Jersey, Jagr 18 (Gelinas, Elias) 7:31 (pp). 3. New Jersey, Henrique 15 (Greene, Merrill) 8:54 (pp). 4. Columbus, Anisimov 14 (Johnson) 11:36. Penalties — Wisniewski Clb (interference) 6:54, Johansen Clb (hooking) 8:08, Jagr NJ (hooking) 9:33, Zidlicky NJ (tripping) 17:05, Salvador NJ (roughing) 20:00, Mackenzie Clb (roughing) 20:00. Second Period 5. Columbus, Gaborik 6 (Anisimov, Foligno) 11:42. 6. New Jersey, Henrique 16 (Elias) 19:41 (sh). Penalties — Zajac NJ (hooking) 19:26. Third Period 7. New Jersey, Elias 12 (unassisted) 19:24 (en). Penalties — Calvert Clb (roughing) 20:00, Carter NJ (roughing) 20:00, Calvert Clb (unsportsmanlike conduct) 20:00. Shots on goal Columbus 8 8 3 — 19 New Jersey 13 13 9 — 35 Goal — Columbus: Bobrovsky (L, 20-15-3); New Jersey: Schneider (W, 12-11-9). Power plays (goal-chances)Columbus: 0-3; New Jersey: 2-3. Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 4 (OT) First Period 1. Toronto, Kessel 32 (Bozak, van Riemsdyk) 6:53. 2. NY Islanders, Grabner 10 (Cizikas) 15:53 (sh). 3. NY Islanders, Grabner 11 (unassisted) 16:41 (sh). Penalties — Phaneuf Tor (roughing) 12:46, Boulton NYI (holding) 14:42, Hamonic NYI (hooking) 18:56. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Bailey NYI (hooking) 3:57, Gleason Tor (fighting) 10:04, Boulton NYI (fighting) 10:04, Gardiner Tor (holding) 11:06, Cizikas NYI (hooking) 14:33, Phaneuf Tor (broken stick) 15:38. Third Period 4. Toronto, Ranger 3 (van Riemsdyk, Kessel) 8:50. 5. Toronto, Phaneuf 6 (Bozak, van Riemsdyk) 11:26. 6. NY Islanders, Lee 1 (Bailey, De Haan) 12:52 (pp). 7. Toronto, Lupul 18 (Kadri, Gunnarsson) 13:54. 8. NY Islanders, Lee 2 (Strome, Hamonic) 17:20. Penalties — Gunnarsson Tor (interference) 12:08. Overtime 9. NY Islanders, Visnovsky 3 (unassisted) 1:55. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Toronto 7 8 7 0 — 22 NY Islanders 11 5 15 4 — 35 Goal — Toronto: Bernier (LO, 22-16-6); NY Islanders: Nabokov (W, 11-12-5). Power plays (goal-chances)Toronto: 0-4; NY Islanders: 1-4. Rangers 2, Blackhawks 1 First Period 1. NY Rangers, Brassard 12 (Pouliot, Miller) 10:14. Penalties — Staal NYR (tripping) 12:12, Miller NYR (hooking) 17:46. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Keith Chi (hooking) 1:56, Callahan NYR (hooking) 16:11. Third Period 2. NY Rangers, Nash 19 (Stepan, Hagelin) 15:53. 3. Chicago, Regin 3 (Smith, Seabrook) 19:48. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Chicago 12 7 13 — 32 NY Rangers 11 11 2 — 24 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (L, 22-10-10); NY Rangers: Talbot (W, 11-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Chicago: 0-3; NY Rangers: 0-1. Sharks 7, Flyers 3 First Period 1. San Jose, Torres 1 (Desjardins, Demers) 4:25. 2. Philadelphia, Meszaros 5 (Downie, Read) 10:36. 3. Philadelphia, Schenn 16 (Lecavalier, Simmonds) 10:58. Penalties — Streit Pha (high-sticking) 4:44, Burish SJ (roughing) 18:24. Second Period 4. San Jose, Pavelski 30 (Marleau, Boyle) 4:23 (pp). 5. San Jose, Pavelski 31 (Vlasic) 10:12. 6. San Jose, Couture 15 (Marleau, Demers) 10:47. 7. San Jose, Pavelski 32 (Irwin, Thornton) 14:10. 8. San Jose, Torres 2 (Brown, Desjardins) 19:57. Penalties — Boyle SJ (hooking) 2:07, Raffl Pha (tripping) 3:48, Hannan SJ (tripping) 11:19, Hartnell Pha (delay of game) 11:53. Third Period 9. San Jose, Couture 16 (Wingels) 4:50 (sh). 10. Philadelphia, Read 16 (Couturier, Grossmann) 12:12. Penalties — Irwin SJ (hooking) 4:05, Downie Pha (tripping) 5:45, Braun SJ (hooking) 7:30, Hartnell Pha (slashing) 17:47, Hartnell Pha (misconduct) 17:47. Shots on goal San Jose 5 16 8 — 29 Philadelphia 10 8 12 — 30 Goal — San Jose: Stalock (W, 9-4-0); Philadelphia: Mason (L, 23-15-5). Power plays (goal-chances)San Jose: 1-5; Philadelphia: 0-5.

Capitals 5, Panthers 4 First Period 1. Washington, Brouwer 15 (Laich, Carlson) 5:48 (pp). 2. Washington, Laich 6 (Ovechkin, Orlov) 8:10. 3. Florida, Fleischmann 6 (Winchester, Goc) 15:27. Penalties — Fleischmann Fla (tripping) 4:56, Erat Wash (hooking) 13:00. Second Period 4. Florida, Boyes 16 (Bergenheim) :40. 5. Washington, Backstrom 12 (Erat, Carlson) 3:44. 6. Washington, Brouwer 16 (Ovechkin, Backstrom) 19:13 (pp). Penalties — Fehr Wash (holding) 4:51, Jovanovski Fla (tripping) 18:45. Third Period 7. Florida, Shore 5 (Campbell, Jovanovski) 8:01 (pp). 8. Florida, Boyes 17 (Bergenheim, Bjugstad) 9:23. 9. Washington, Ovechkin 41 (Laich, Backstrom) 15:43. Penalties — Holtby Wash (delay of game) 6:19, Wilson Wash (slashing) 10:15, Green Wash (boarding) 13:18, Ward Wash (tripping) 19:06. Shots on goal Washington 11 13 8 — 32 Florida 9 12 13 — 34 Goal — Washington: Holtby (W, 18-13-2); Florida: Thomas (L, 15-19-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Washington: 2-2; Florida: 1-6. Predators 3, Lightning 2 First Period 1. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 26 (Palat) 5:26. 2. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 27 (Kucherov, Purcell) 9:13 (pp). Penalties — Ellis Nash (tripping) 8:43, Brown TB (roughing) 10:29, Smith Nash (delay of game) 19:26. Second Period 3. Nashville, Cullen 6 (Ellis, Smith) 12:05 (pp). 4. Nashville, Josi 9 (Weber) 13:16 (pp). Penalties — Stalberg Nash (tripping) 2:46, Brewer TB (holding) 2:46, Crombeen TB (fighting) 9:22, Clune Nash (fighting) 9:22, TB Bench (too many men) 10:31, Namestnikov TB (hooking) 12:44. Third Period 5. Nashville, Hornqvist 11 (Fisher, Weber) 13:56 (pp). Penalties — Gaustad Nash (tripping) 10:09, Malone TB (hooking) 11:59. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 9 4 3 — 16 Nashville 8 13 8 — 29 Goal — Tampa Bay: Bishop (L, 28-9-4); Nashville: Hutton (W, 14-9-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Tampa Bay: 1-3; Nashville: 3-4. Jets 3, Coyotes 2 (OT) First Period 1. Phoenix, Ekman-Larsson 9 (Vrbata, Klinkhammer) 12:17. 2. Winnipeg, Wheeler 23 (Byfuglien) 14:55. Penalties — Bogosian Wpg (fighting) 1:18, Klinkhammer Phx (fighting) 1:18, Bogosian Wpg (roughing) 1:18, Michalek Phx (interference) 7:27, Ladd Wpg (tripping) 8:32, Wright Wpg (roughing) 17:35, Morris Phx (roughing) 17:35, Scheifele Wpg (Throwing stick) 18:46. Second Period 3. Winnipeg, Little 19 (unassisted) 18:01 (pp). Penalties — Doan Phx (high-sticking) 4:59, Kane Wpg (slashing) 13:18, Yandle Phx (slashing) 13:18, Ekman-Larsson Phx (interference) 17:24, EkmanLarsson Phx (slashing) 20:00. Third Period 4. Phoenix, Hanzal 15 (Schlemko, Ribeiro) 6:40 (pp). Penalties — Slater Wpg (hooking) 5:08, Thorburn Wpg (boarding) 10:48. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Phoenix 11 7 13 5 — 36 Winnipeg 9 10 9 1 — 29 Goal — Phoenix: Smith (LO, 20-17-10); Winnipeg: Pavelec (W, 19-22-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Phoenix: 1-5; Winnipeg: 1-4.

Canadiens 6, Penguins 5 (OT) First Period 1. Montreal, Gallagher 15 (Desharnais, Pacioretty) 4:57. 2. Pittsburgh, Neal 21 (Malkin, Maatta) 8:23. 3. Pittsburgh, Engelland 5 (Neal, Crosby) 15:48. Penalties — Bourque Mtl (holding) 19:45. Second Period 4. Montreal, Briere 10 (Gorges, Parros) 6:17. 5. Pittsburgh, Maatta 7 (Jokinen, Sutter) 10:38 (pp). 6. Montreal, Pacioretty 27 (Desharnais, Markov) 11:35 (pp). Penalties — Eller Mtl (hooking) 8:41, Vitale Pgh (tripping) 10:47, Emelin Mtl (interference) 16:27. Third Period 7. Pittsburgh, Sutter 10 (unassisted) 7:16 (sh). 8. Montreal, Emelin 2 (Bourque, Briere) 7:40. 9. Pittsburgh, Crosby 29 (Malkin, Niskanen) 12:29 (pp). 10. Montreal, Briere 11 (Galchenyuk, Plekanec) 14:06 (pp).

Stars 4, Hurricanes 1 First Period 1. Dallas, Seguin 25 (Nichushkin, Benn) 3:18. 2. Dallas, Dillon 6 (Benn) 6:13 (sh). Penalties — Eakin Dal (delay of game) 4:57, Liles Car (high-sticking) 8:54, Faulk Car (interference) 15:19. Second Period 3. Dallas, Benn 23 (unassisted) 18:35 (sh). Penalties — Staal Car (cross-checking) 0:40, Benn Dal (interference) 7:58, Dwyer Car (tripping) 13:35, Whitney Dal (hooking) 16:46. Third Period 4. Carolina, Staal 16 (Tlusty, Sekera) 2:42. 5. Dallas, Eakin 13 (Horcoff, Goligoski) 19:04 (en). Penalties — Benn Dal (delay of game) 0:40, Roussel Dal (fighting) 5:36, Hainsey Car (fighting) 5:36, Hainsey Car (instigator) 5:36, Hainsey Car (misconduct) 5:36, Roussel Dal (Charging Major) 5:36, Roussel Dal (game misconduct) 5:36, Ruutu Car (high-sticking) 6:40, Tlusty Car (unsportsmanlike conduct) 8:27, Garbutt Dal (unsportsmanlike conduct) 8:27, Staal Car (goaltender interference) 13:44, Nash Car (slashing) 15:40. Shots on goal Carolina 11 7 12 — 30 Dallas 11 11 12 — 34 Goal — Carolina: Khudobin (L, 13-7-0); Dallas: Lehtonen (W, 23-15-10). Power plays (goal-chances)Carolina: 0-5; Dallas: 0-7.

LHP Joe Harris. LAREDO LEMURS — Traded RHP Alex Caldera to Sioux City for LHP Edgar Osuna. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed 1B Jose Roman. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHP John Brownell. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Signed C Koby Clemens and RHPs Jared Wells and Chris Smith. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed INF Jeremy Barnes. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Traded RHPs Bo Budkevics and Taylor Robinson and 1B Robert Kelly to Florence for INF Junior Arrojo, and C Jon Nestor to Southern Illinois for RHP Kyle Wahl. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Sacramento C DeMarcus Cousins one game and fined him $20,000 for punching an opposing player and verbally abusing an official during Tuesday’s game. ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed C Mike Muscala. Released C Dexter Pittman. DALLAS MAVERICKS — Assigned F Jae Crowder, F Shane Larkin and G Bernard James to the NBADL. Recalled G Ricky Ledo. MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Waived F Caron Butler. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Agreed to terms with G Jimmer Fredette on a contract buyout. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Terminated the contracts of FB Vonta Leach and B Jameel McClain. CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with C

Roberto Garza on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Agreed to terms with WR Riley Cooper on a five-year contract and C Jason Kelce on a seven-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Agreed to terms with OL Daniel Kilgore on a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed DL Chris Baker to a three-year contract. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Named Jonathan Himebauch offensive line coach and run game coordinator. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Re-signed RB Will Ford. Released OL Shannon Boatman and DB Jeremy McGee. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Named Adam Davis executive vice-president of corporate partnerships. American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES — Signed F Gergo Nagy to a professional tryout agreement. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed D Jordon Southorn to a professional tryout agreement. ECHL ECHL — Fined Elmira F Danny Hobbs an undisclosed amount for his actions during Wednesday’s game. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Waived M Carlo Chueca. FC DALLAS — Signed F Tesho Akindele and F Nicholas Walker. National Women’s Soccer League WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Signed D Cecilie Sandvej.

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended San Francisco minor league 2B Ryan Jones (Augusta-SAL) 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Traded INF Jake Elmore to Oakland for cash considerations. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHPs Francisley Bueno, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph and John Lamb; RHPs Michael Mariot and Yordano Ventura; INFs Pedro Ciriaco and Christian Colon; and OFs Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson on one-year contracts. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated INF Andy Parrino for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Brandon Maurer, Hector Noesi, Stephen Pryor, Erasmo Ramirez and Taijuan Walker; LHPs Bobby LaFramboise and Lucas Luetge; C Jesus Sucre; and INFs Brad Miller, Jesus Montero and Carlos Triunfel on one-year contracts. Named Joe Myhra vice-president, ballpark operations. National League SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with OF Tyler Colvin on a minor league contract. New York-Penn League BROOKLYN CYCLONES — Named Tom Gamboa manager, Tom Signore pitching coach, Benny Distefano hitting coach. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Re-signed RHP Erik Draxton. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed

Today ● College men’s basketball: ACAC championship at RDC, RDC Kings vs. TBA, 6 p.m. ● Archery: Central Alberta Association Mother of all Shoots competition, Westerner Agricentre. ● WHL: Medicine Hat at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Major midget girls hockey: Southeast at Red Deer, third game of best-of-five division semifinal, 7:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Mountainview, fourth game of best-ofseven North Division semifinal, 8 p.m., Didsbury. ● Senior AAA hockey: Fort Saskatchewan at Innisfail, fifth game of best-of-seven provincial semifinal, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday ● College men’s basketball: ACAC championship at RDC. ● Archery: Central Alberta Association Mother of all Shoots competition, Westerner Agricentre. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Airdrie/ Cochrane at Red Deer Northstar, 11:30 a.m., Arena. ● Martial arts: Adam Tai Kwon Do tournament. ● Major midget girls hockey: Southeast at Red Deer, fourth game of best-of-five division semifinal, if necessary, 12:30

p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● College men’s hockey: Portage at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Three Hills, fourth game of best-of-seven North Division semifinal, 8 p.m.

Sunday ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Stampeders at Red Deer Aero Equipment, noon, Arena. ● Archery: Central Alberta Association Mother of all Shoots competition, Westerner Agricentre. ● Major bantam girls hockey: Calgary Rangers at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B. ● Midget AAA hockey: UFA at Red Deer, third game of best-of-five division semifinal, 3:15 p.m., Arena. ● College men’s basketball: ACAC championship at RDC, final at 3:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Three Hills at Blackfalds, fifth game of best-of-seven North Division semifinal, if necessary, 3:30 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Grandview Allstars vs. Carstar, Vikings vs. Rusty Chuckers, Sheraton Red Deer vs. Woody’s RV, 4:15 p.m.; Monstars vs. Orangemen, Gord Scott Nissan vs. The Secret Runs, Triple A Batteries vs. Triple Threat, 5:30 p.m.; all games at Lindsay Thurber. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Stettler, fifth game of best-of-seven North Division semifinal, if necessary, 5 p.m.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 32 26 .552 — Brooklyn 26 29 .473 4 New York 21 37 .362 11 Boston 20 39 .339 12 Philadelphia 15 43 .259 17 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 41 14 .745 — Washington 30 28 .517 12 Charlotte 27 30 .474 14 Atlanta 26 31 .456 15 Orlando 18 42 .300 25 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 44 13 .772 — Chicago 31 26 .544 13 Detroit 23 35 .397 21 Cleveland 23 36 .390 22 Milwaukee 11 46 .193 33

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Friday’s Games Utah at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Golden State at New York, 6 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. Red Deer Women’s Basketball League Pool A Young Gunns 46 Storm 40 YG: Rachel Bysterveld 14. Storm: Andrea Meding 10. Chantelle Touchette 8. Spartans 61 Shooting Stars 41 Spart: Carla Stewart 19, Cassie Stewart 17. Stars: Cheryl Esau 12. Big Ballers 57 Hoosier Daddy 54 Ballers: Aimee Sandham 13. Hoosier: Jody McElroy 18. Pool B Rampage 68 The Bank: 36 Ram: Marlene Flatla 16. Bank: Karli Hoffmann 23.

Golf Honda Classic Thursday At PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,140; Par 70 (35-35) First Round Rory McIlroy 33-30 — 63 Russell Henley 34-30 — 64 Rory Sabbatini 33-32 — 65 William McGirt 32-33 — 65 Jamie Donaldson 33-32 — 65 Brendon de Jonge 33-33 — 66 Derek Ernst 33-33 — 66 Tommy Gainey 35-31 — 66 Brice Garnett 34-32 — 66 Matt Every 33-33 — 66 Luke Donald 32-35 — 67 Zach Johnson 32-35 — 67 Will MacKenzie 34-33 — 67 Luke Guthrie 35-32 — 67 Brian Harman 31-36 — 67 Hudson Swafford 33-34 — 67 Tyrone Van Aswegen 34-33 — 67 Mark Wilson 32-35 — 67 David Hearn 33-34 — 67 Matteo Manassero 33-34 — 67 Derek Fathauer 33-34 — 67 Padraig Harrington 34-34 — 68 James Driscoll 35-33 — 68 Troy Merritt 33-35 — 68 Nicholas Thompson 33-35 — 68 Boo Weekley 35-33 — 68 Adam Scott 34-34 — 68 Ken Duke 35-33 — 68 Lee Westwood 35-33 — 68 Ryan Palmer 33-35 — 68 Thomas Bjorn 35-34 — 69 Ben Crane 34-35 — 69 David Lynn 36-33 — 69 Martin Flores 36-33 — 69 Chris Kirk 35-34 — 69 Vijay Singh 34-35 — 69 Keegan Bradley 37-32 — 69 Stuart Appleby 34-35 — 69 Lucas Glover 34-35 — 69 Kenny Perry 34-35 — 69 Freddie Jacobson 34-35 — 69 Jeff Overton 35-34 — 69 Seung-Yul Noh 34-35 — 69 Brendan Steele 34-35 — 69 James Hahn 34-35 — 69 David Lingmerth 33-36 — 69 Charlie Wi 32-37 — 69 Chris Stroud 34-35 — 69 Angel Cabrera 36-33 — 69 Rickie Fowler 34-35 — 69 Stewart Cink 33-36 — 69 Davis Love III 36-33 — 69 Trevor Immelman 36-33 — 69 Mark Calcavecchia 37-32 — 69 Cameron Tringale 33-36 — 69 Jamie Lovemark 35-34 — 69 Hideki Matsuyama 36-34 — 70 Andres Romero 35-35 — 70 Thorbjorn Olesen 34-36 — 70 Jason Bohn 36-34 — 70 Harrison Frazar 35-35 — 70 Woody Austin 34-36 — 70 Scott Langley 34-36 — 70 J.B. Holmes 35-35 — 70 Tim Wilkinson 36-34 — 70 Alan Morin 32-38 — 70 Jason Kokrak 35-35 — 70 Erik Compton 34-36 — 70 Josh Teater 35-35 — 70 Daniel Summerhays 36-34 — 70 D.A. Points 36-34 — 70 Phil Mickelson 36-34 — 70

Graeme McDowell George McNeill Jhonattan Vegas Robert Allenby Justin Hicks Russell Knox Ricky Barnes Billy Hurley III John Rollins Jeff Maggert Morgan Hoffmann Camilo Villegas Jerry Kelly Patrick Reed Geoff Ogilvy Tiger Woods Ted Potter, Jr. Kyle Stanley Brendon Todd Spencer Levin Steven Bowditch Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Scott Brown Heath Slocum Nick Watney Y.E. Yang Jason Millard Brooks Koepka

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HSBC Women’s Champions Thursday At Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) Singapore Purse: $1.4 million Yardage: 6,611; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round a-amateur Karrie Webb 32-34 — Paula Creamer 33-34 — Caroline Hedwall 34-33 — Teresa Lu 33-35 — Angela Stanford 36-32 — Azahara Munoz 34-35 — Danielle Kang 35-35 — Caroline Masson 35-35 — Inbee Park 36-34 — Gerina Piller 36-34 — Amy Yang 36-34 — Na Yeon Choi 36-35 — Eun-Hee Ji 35-36 — Moriya Jutanugarn 37-34 — Brittany Lincicome 39-32 — Suzann Pettersen 34-37 — Morgan Pressel 35-36 — So Yeon Ryu 37-34 — Lexi Thompson 35-36 — Shanshan Feng 35-37 — Julieta Granada 36-36 — Karine Icher 38-34 — Jennifer Johnson 36-36 — Cristie Kerr 36-36 — Jenny Shin 36-36 — Sun Young Yoo 36-36 — Nicole Castrale 38-35 — Chella Choi 37-36 — Carlota Ciganda 38-35 — Ha Na Jang 34-39 — Lydia Ko 36-37 — Brittany Lang 35-38 — Catriona Matthew 36-37 — Anna Nordqvist 36-37 — Pornanong Phatlum 36-37 — Yani Tseng 36-37 — Alison Walshe 41-32 — Michelle Wie 35-38 — Candie Kung 38-36 — Meena Lee 35-39 — Mo Martin 34-40 — Jiyai Shin 38-36 —

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Kirsten Ramsay dropped in 30 points to lead the Lacombe Rams to a 60-36 win over the Ponoka Broncs in Central Alberta High School Girls’ Basketball League play Thursday. Courtenay Petrie added eight points for the winners while Lindsey Gartner had nine points and Allie Wynnychuk eight for Ponoka. ● In JV girls’ action Wednesday the Lindsay Thurber Raiders blew a 10-point lead over the final three minutes and lost 44-43 to the Camrose Trojans, their first loss of the season. Kiera Fujimoto led the Raiders with 14 points while Janalyn Tuazon added 10. Sadie Borgfjord led Camrose with 15 points. Despite the loss the Raiders still finished first in the league heading into the league championships March 7-8.


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Bautista stays strong for Blue Jays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPRING TRAINING

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Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista crushes a RBI double to left field in first inning spring training action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday.

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista kept up his torrid start to the spring, hitting two doubles and driving in two runs Thursday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5. A day after hitting a long home run against the Phillies in his first at-bat of exhibition play, Bautista had an RBI double in the first inning off Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee. Bautista finished 2 for 2 with a walk. The former two-time major league homer champion missed the final six weeks last year because of a hip injury. Jose Reyes, Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera also drove in runs for Toronto. “I thought we swung the bats pretty good,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Gibbons liked how many of Toronto’s hits were up the middle or to the opposite field. “Against a lot of lefties and things like that, you have to be able to do that and I think it was progress for us,” he said. Lee allowed two hits and a run in two innings. He struck out three and walked none. “Obviously I’m trying to throw strikes,” Lee said. “I made a couple mistakes. The first double was, for sure, a mistake. I tried to throw a backdoor cutter and it ended up right down the middle. And then Bautista, I just missed on the pitch before and tried to throw the same pitch. It wasn’t a bad one, it’s just you get into a 2-2 count with him in that situation is not where you want to be. He put a good swing on it.” Philadelphia’s offence was powered by a pair of home runs from bench hopefuls: Darin Ruf hit a tworun shot in the third and John Mayberry Jr. had a solo drive in the sixth. Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey allowed one unearned run in two innings. He gave up two hits, two walks and struck out two. STARTING TIME Phillies: Lee gave up doubles to two of the first three batters he faced, then stopped the Blue Jays. He is the odds-on favourite to start on opening day March 31 at Texas.

Blue Jays: Dickey got through an uneasy first inning to feel good about his spring debut. The knuckleballer walked back-to-back batters with one out in his opening inning. “I’m feeling a lot better than I was at this point last year, so I’m hoping that will carry out through the rest of spring and opening day,” Dickey said. RUF RIDER Ruf hit a long home run off Esmil Rogers with one on and no one out in the third inning. The shot was the first for any Phillies player this spring. Ruf finished 1 for 3 with a walk. KNUCKLED Dickey worked with new battery partner Erik Kratz for the first time this spring. Kratz, a catcher acquired from the Phillies in a trade this winter, wore a first baseman’s glove in an attempt to have a better chance at catching Dickey’s arsenal of knuckleballs. Kratz allowed one passed ball in the game’s first inning. “It’s a hard thing to do,” Dickey said. “The game speed, and runners on — it’s just going to take some time. But I felt like he looked real comfortable back there. Outside of the one passed ball, I felt like he handled it pretty well.” TRAINER’S ROOM Philadelphia right-handed reliever Mike Adams threw off the mound for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on July 31. He was limited to 28 games in his first season after signing a two-year, $12 million free agent deal with the Phillies. The veteran setup reliever hopes to join the Phillies bullpen at some point in April. “It went good — really good,” he said. “It was probably an 85 per cent bullpen or so. I wasn’t trying to let loose right off the bat. I was trying to get a good feel for throwing off the slope again.” Philadelphia right-hander Ethan Martin, who entered camp competing for the fifth starter’s job, left after facing four batters in the fifth inning with shoulder discomfort. “He was pain-free pitching, but the ball just wasn’t coming out, throwing 85 miles per hour,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “That was a sign for me to go out and see what was going on.”

Dickey getting up to speed at this spring BLUE JAYS

DUNEDIN, Fla. — R.A. Dickey is getting up to speed this spring. Dickey made his exhibition debut Thursday, starting for the Toronto Blue Jays and giving up one unearned run in two innings during a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the first time out, Dickey said his floater was fine. He walked backto-back batters in the opening inning, but said there was a reason for that. “It was moving quite a bit. It was tough to find the zone for a bit because it had such depth late,” he said. “It was a good sign all around, really. They only hit pieces of it. The two hits I gave up were little flares.” The 39-year-old Dickey is still hoping to duplicate the success he found in 2012 when he won the NL Cy Young Award with the New York Mets. He went 20-6 for a team that finished 7488, with a 2.73 ERA. Dickey led the NL with 230 strikeouts and 233 2-3 innings that season, then was traded to Toronto. In his first year with the Blue Jays, Dickey went 14-13 with a 4.21 ERA. He also pitched for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic. “Last year was a challenge,” he said. Dickey got off to a slow start last season, hampered by problems with his back and neck. That prevented him from throwing his knuckler as hard as he wanted. Unlike many knuckleballers over the years who have tossed the ball to

the plate, Dickey has found success by throwing it much faster. “Ideally, at the end of the spring, I’d like to have my comfortable knuckleball at about 76 or 77 and my low one about 75. So I’ve probably got to get about 3 mph on each of the high and low,” he said. Last spring, Dickey said he found himself glancing at the radar gun reading on the scoreboard “and seeing high 60s and low 70s.” “I obviously feel better at this point than I did last year, which I’m hoping will carry throughout the spring and into the season,” he said. Dickey struck out two, both with batters chasing 61 mph knucklers. “Just playing with the speeds and using that slow knuckleball as a changeup and it had good movement,” he said. The lone run against Dickey scored on a passed ball by Erik Kratz, who played last season for the Phillies. Dioner Navarro is likely to be the Blue Jays’ top catcher this season, and Kratz is competing for a backup role. Trying to catch a knuckleball certainly isn’t easy, and Dickey said he thought Kratz did a good job. “I call my own game most of the time. If he’s got a gut-feel, it might be two or three times a game that he might want me to stick with him on any given pitch,” he said. “The other 97 pitches, I’m in control of what I want to do. That only leaves him to have to receive the ball and I like it that way.”

Doctors assure Letang will play again after stroke STILL NO TIMETABLE FOR RETURN FOR PENGUINS’ STAR DEFENCEMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH — Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang said his doctors have reassured him that he’ll be play hockey again. When that could happen is unclear. The 26-year-old Letang spoke to the media before the Penguins faced Montreal on Thursday night, the first time he has spoken to reporters since having the stroke on a West Coast trip before the Olympic break. “I’m targeting it dayby-day,” Letang said. “I’m trying to improve every day I come here. I try to exercise the best I can. I see doctors pretty much every week, twice a week to get better. So we’ll go from there.” Doctors are treating Letang with blood thinners and he has been doing light exercises without weights. “(Doctors) said being 26 and having a stroke, it’s actually a small percentage, but the chance

that I get back to normal is really high,” Letang said. “We’ll take the decision from there, but for now, we’re keeping like this. ... I’m going day-by-day to get to 100 per cent,” Letang said. “I feel like I’m trying to make steps and getting closer to coming back at one point.” The last month has been particularly difficult for his family. “When you see your mom crying or your wife, any of my family members, it’s always a tough thing to handle,” Letang said. “Everbody is really careful, like I can’t even lift the luggage without them trying to help me out. Otherwise it’s just been mentally tough a little bit.” Letang said his wife found him on the ground the morning before the team flew to Los Angeles and his mother-inlaw, who is a nurse and was also on the trip, took care of him. “I was not able to function,” Letang said. “The day before I was totally fine, I was practicing. I woke up and didn’t

expect that would happen. I went in the car and went to Los Angeles and thought it would clear up but it never did.” Letang, from Montreal, has 54 goals and 173 assists in 419 games in eight seasons with the Penguins. He signed a $58 million, eight-year contract extension last summer, but has been plagued by injuries this season, missing 19 games with an elbow infection and a lower-body injury before the stroke. Letang’s most recent game was Jan. 27 against Buffalo. After being a Norris Trophy finalist last season, he has 10 goals — matching a career high — and 18 assists in 34 games for the Eastern Conferenceleading Penguins. “I’m not going to say it’s not a really good season for me,” Letang said. “Two of (my injuries) were kind of bad luck, but honestly, if I have the chance to come back this year and play, it’s going to be great. I want to make sure I forget all about the three-quarters of the season I missed.”

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Bailey Starratt is just one of many local archers that will participate in the Mother of All Shoots XII at the Westerner Agricentre this weekend. There are over 600 archers slated to compete in this year’s event.

Archers shooting for a medal in Red Deer BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The competition at the Westerner Agricentre this weekend will be intense and as sharp as an arrow. Roughly 600 archers from across Western Canada and the United States will participate in the Mother of All Shoots XII, hosted by the Central Alberta Archers Association. “It’s our 12th year and it seems to be growing every year,” said Pat Wiun, co-founder — with her late husband, John — of the event and owner of Red Deer Archery. “I start planning for the shoot in October and once the meet is over I take a couple of months off and start doing some pre-planning for the next fall.” The Central Alberta Archers Association boasts 300 members — including about 100 youth archers — and nearly all will compete this weekend. Warm-up rounds are scheduled for 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, with the actual competition getting underway Saturday morning and concluding Sunday afternoon. Most, if not all, of the local archers who won medals at the recent Alberta Winter Games are entered in the weekend event, including gold-medal recipients Talyn Towers, Ryan Adams and Bailey Starratt. Amy Peters won a silver at the Winter Games and Tracy Evans, Clayton Adams and Blake Anderson were bronze medalists. “Some of these kids will be trying out for the Canada Winter Games, which is next year in Prince George,”

said Wiun. “The Alberta Winter Games meet was a prelude to the qualification process for the Canada Winter Games, so some of the kids are already well on their way.” As Wiun noted, archery is a sport for all ages. “I have people as young as five competing . . . up to seniors, which is 60-plus (years),” she said. Wiun has noticed that youth archers tend to remain involved with the sport for a lengthy period. And if they leave, they eventually return to the bow and arrow. “Usually I find that kids who start when they are fairly young will stay in it for quite a few years, maybe get away from it in high school and then come back to it as adults,” she said. While she’s the driving force behind the annual meet, Wiun has plenty of help. “We probably have one of the largest volunteer groups around. Red Deer and Central Alberta is just that way,” said Wiun. “We’ve never really had any issues with people coming together and giving us a hand with it.” The serious shooting starts Saturday morning, but there is also a ‘novelty’ shoot slated for the evening. “It doesn’t always have to be serious. It’s nice that the competitors can let their hair down and have some fun,” Wiun explained. “Overall, the Agricentre is going to be a very busy place. With 600 archers and their family members, plus a trade show going on, it will be pretty packed in there.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

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Pavelski, Sharks pound Flyers NHL ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHARKS 7 FLYERS 2 PHILADELPHIA — Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3 Thursday night in the first game for both teams following the Olympic break. Raffi Torres and Logan Couture each scored twice in their return to the San Jose lineup following injuries. Pavelski, one of four Sharks Olympians, scored all three of his goals in a dominating second period when San Jose outscored the Flyers 5-0. Torres, who was making his 2013-14 debut after injuring his knee in the preseason, capped the second-period barrage with his second tally of the game with 2.2 seconds left. Couture, who missed the previous 16 games due to hand surgery, netted his 15th goal of the season in the period. Andrej Meszaros had a highlightreel tally and Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who had won four straight prior to taking a 19-day break for the Olympics. RED WINGS 6, SENATORS 1 OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Johan Franzen scored three goals to lead Detroit past Ottawa. Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar also scored, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 37 shots for the Red Wings (28-20-12), who have a fivepoint lead over the Senators (26-23-11) for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who were playing their first game since the Olympic break. Robin Lehner allowed six goals on 15 shots before Andrew Hammond made his NHL debut, stopping all nine shots he faced.

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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Nashville Predators forward Paul Gaustad and Lightning center Tyler Johnson battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL game, Thursday, in Nashville, Tenn. puck by Marc-Andre Fleury. Daniel Briere scored twice, once on the power play, and Max Pacioretty also scored with the man advantage, his 27th of the year. Brendan Gallagher netted his 15th for the Canadiens and Alexei Emelin also scored his second of the season. Crosby, who leads the NHL with 80 points, scored his 29th and added an assist. James Neal, Deryk Engelland, Olli Maatta and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins. JETS 3, COYOTES 2, SO WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Olli Jokinen scored the shootout winner and Winnipeg edged Phoenix. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in regulation for the Jets, who continued their winning ways under new head coach Paul Maurice. The Jets are 10-3-1 since Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal scored for Phoenix in the first game for both teams after a 19-day Olympic break. Jets forward Devin Setoguchi also beat Mike Smith in the shootout and Antoine Vermette was the only Coyotes player to get one past Ondrej Pavelec in four rounds of penalty shots. Winnipeg pulled within one point of the Coyotes as both teams chase a wild-card playoff spot, although Phoenix has two games in hand.

CANADIENS 6, PENGUINS 5, SO PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Desharnais scored the lone goal in the shootout, leading Montreal to victory over Pittsburgh. Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj, in his second straight start for injured starter Carey Price, stopped Penguins shooters James Neal and Sidney Crosby before denying Evgeni Malkin’s slap shot for the win. Desharnais, the third shooter for Montreal, slammed on the brakes at the top of the crease before sliding the

ISLANDERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4, OT UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Lubomir Visnovsky scored 1:55 into overtime and New York outlasted Toronto in a wild game. Visnovsky’s winner came after Anders Lee scored two tying goals for the Islanders in a see-saw third period “We just decided to say, ’Let’s ban them as a whole,”’ commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar told The Associated Press. “No one was grandfathered in and no new applications will be accepted.” The decision by the commission that regulates boxing and mixed martial arts in Nevada came several weeks after the Association of Ringside Physicians labeled so-called “unmerited testosterone” a health risk to combat sports athletes and their opponents. The association had said testosterone replacement therapy for participants in combat sports might create “an unfair advantage contradictory to the integrity of sport.” UFC President Dana White said he also supported a ban. Aguilar said the Nevada ban would directly affect two fighters — veteran stars Chael Sonnen and Frank Mir.

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STARS 4, HURRICANES 1 DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists to lead Dallas over Carolina.

PREDATORS 3, LIGHTNING 2 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal at 13:56 of the third period to send Nashville to the victory over Tampa Bay. Matt Cullen and Roman Josi also scored power-play goals to help Nashville snap a three-game losing streak. The three man-advantage goals were a season high for the Predators. Martin St. Louis had both goals for the Lightning, losers of three of their last four.

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DEVILS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and New Jersey had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating Columbus. Ryane Clowe also scored and the special teams tallied twice on the power play and once short-handed. Patrik Elias added a goal and two assists and Cory Schneider made 17 saves as New Jersey salvaged the final game of its four-game season series with Columbus (1-2-1). Artem Anisimov scored for the Blue Jackets and set up one by Marian Gaborik.



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CAPITALS 5, PANTHERS 4 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists, and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals to lift Washington past Florida. Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich also tallied for the Capitals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves. Brad Boyes scored twice for Florida, and Drew Shore and Tomas Fleischmann also had goals. Tim Thomas stopped 27 shots. Ovechkin broke a 4-all tie in the third period when he took a pass from Laich on the right side and sent a onetimer past Thomas at 15:43 for his 41st goal. The Capitals beat the Panthers for the ninth time in 10 meetings. Florida lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for the Stars, who also got goals from Tyler Seguin, Brenden Dillon and Cody Eakin. The victory put Dallas (28-21-10) in eighth place, the final playoff spot, in the Western Conference. Seguin scored 3:18 into the game, and Dillon gave Dallas a 2-0 lead with a short-handed goal at 6:13. Benn, who played for Canada’s gold medal-winning team, assisted on both and then scored an unassisted, short-handed goal at 18:35 of the second. Eric Staal scored for Carolina at 2:42 of the third period. Eakin had an empty-net goal in the final minute.

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RANGERS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Talbot, subbing for resting Olympian Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 31 shots, and Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored as New York returned from the Sochi break with a victory over Chicago. Talbot got the nod after Lundqvist received extended work in Sweden’s run to the gold medal game in the Olympics. Talbot made the most of his opportunity, getting his 11th career win in 18 NHL games — all this season. He was 11.6 seconds away from a shutout, but Peter Regin scored after goalie Corey Crawford was pulled. Patrick Kane nearly tied it seconds later, but Talbot stopped him with his pad. New York has won six of seven. Lundqvist is expected to play Saturday in Philadelphia when the Rangers start a back-to-back set.

in which the teams combined for five goals in a nine-minute span. Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for New York, which improved to 5-1-2 in their last eight games against Toronto. Joffrey Lupul put Toronto ahead 4-3 with just over six minutes left in the third before Lee knotted the score at 17:20 with his second of the game. Lupul’s 18th of the season at 13:54 came just over a minute after Lee tied it at 3 with his first of the season. Lee’s power-play goal came after Dion Phaneuf had put Toronto ahead 3-2 at 11:26. Paul Ranger and Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto and Michael Grabner had two short-handed goals for the Islanders 48 seconds apart in the first period.


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Living up to the Canadian tradition HINCHCLIFFE HAS BEEN MOTIVATED AND BURDENED BY CANADA’S WINNING TRADITION IN OPEN-WHEELED RACING BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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James Hinchcliffe celebrates after winning the IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race, March 24, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Indianapolis 500 champion, Tracy and Goodyear both had second-place finishes in the Indy, and Tracy and Villeneuve were both overall CART champions. Moore was an Indy Lights champion who won five CART races before he was killed in a crash in the last race of the 1999 season. “I very much want to be part of that history because it’s that history that got me interested in being a racing driver,” Hinchcliffe said. “Growing up watching the Scott Goodyears

and Jacques Villeneuves and Paul Tracys and Greg Moores that really inspired me. “One of the things that I’ve always noticed is that in Canada, we don’t make a ton of IndyCar drivers, and a lot of guys don’t make it to this level. But if you look at the ones that have, they’re all winners. And I felt a huge pressure my first couple of years of not letting that tradition down. Not being ’that guy.”’ Hinchcliffe said he doesn’t consider himself on par with the Canadian drivers of the

Villeneuve ready to jump back into IndyCar BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS — Jacques Villeneuve is ready to make an IndyCar comeback. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said Wednesday it has hired Villeneuve to race in this year’s Indianapolis 500, 19 years after the Canadian driver first drank the milk in Victory Lane. “IndyCar is growing again and that’s why last year when I started watching races again, every time I watched I felt almost angry I wasn’t there,” the 1995 race winner said on a satellite hookup from France during a news conference held at the team’s Indy headquarters. At age 42, Villeneuve seemed content being a television analyst, musician and RallyCross driver. But when Schmidt and co-owner Rick Peterson, also from Canada, made a serious offer, he couldn’t refuse. The 500 is scheduled for May 25. Villeneuve certainly has a compelling resume. As an Indy rookie in 1994, he qualified fourth and finished second to Al Unser Jr., and was named the race’s rookie of the year. The next season, the reigning CART rookie of the year was even better. He qualified fifth at Indy, forced Scott Goodyear into a costly mistake on the final restart and eventually held off Christian Fittipaldi to become the first and only Canadian winner of the race. Villeneuve completed all 400 laps at Indy in those two starts and won the 1995 CART title, too. But after starting 33 races, winning six poles and five races in two IndyCar seasons, Villeneuve had a chance to become an international star. So he headed to Europe and joined Formula One — the series that made his late father, Gilles, a household name. Like his dad, who died in a 1982 F1 qualifying crash, Villeneuve ex-

celled on the world stage. In 163 career starts between 1996 and 2006, the younger Villeneuve reached the podium 23 times, won 11 races, 13 poles and claimed the 1997 world championship. At that point, American open-wheel racing wasn’t even on the radar. His journey back to North America began in 2007 when Villeneuve made the move to American stock cars. Over the next seven seasons, he dabbled in Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Le Mans series as well as sports cars. Villeneuve regained interest in IndyCars last season as he watched how close and competitive the races had become. To him, it reminded him of the series he left almost two decades earlier. Suddenly, he was interested in making a return — if he could find the right car and the right team. “To get this opportunity is a gift,” Villeneuve said. “A lot of people say when you have kids, you slow down. I want my kids to see me race.” Schmidt is the winningest team owner in Indy Lights history and already employs two full-time drivers in the better-known IndyCar series — Russia’s Mikhail Aleshin and France’s Simon Pageland. In previous years, Schmidt has always found a way to compete at Indy. Getting Villeneuve might be the biggest coup of all for his low-budget team. “Indy is a special place. We go there not to exist but to win the race,” Schmidt said. “To see a guy that finished second and finished first there, I don’t think he’s going to have any problem going back.” Villeneuve becomes the fifth 500 winner on this year’s entry list. The others are three-time winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil, two-time winner Scott Dixon of New Zealand, 2000 winner Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia and Brazil’s Tony Kanaan, the defending champ.

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS STADIUM THE CANADIAN PRESS HAMILTON, Ont. — The CFL’s Tiger-Cats reached a 20-year lease agreement with the city of Hamilton for the use of the new Tim Hortons Field on Thursday. The $145.7-million stadium is set to open this season with the Ticats scheduled to play their first regular-season home game there July 26 versus expansion Ottawa. The agreement, which will see the CFL club commit upwards of $30 million over the term,

was approved by civic officials Wednesday night. “The Tiger-Cats are beyond excited to enter this 20-year partnership with the City of Hamilton,” Ticats owner Bob Young said in a statement. “We are making a significant investment, but the opportunity to play at Tim Hortons Field is transformative for our business and puts the team in position to be successful for years to come. “We look forward to working with our partners at the City towards the shared vision of our

community’s brand-new, world-class facility.” The stadium will also be home for the soccer competition of the 2015 Pan American Games. “We’re thrilled about this partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which will benefit the city, our taxpayers, as well as the Ticats,” Hamilton major Bob Bratina said. “The agreement mitigates risk for taxpayers and will create hundreds of new jobs. “This is truly a win for both the City and the Ticats.”

past just yet, but he wants to help keep the tradition alive and get young Canadians interested in the sport. He will be doing that with a new sponsor and a new car this season, which begins March 30 in St. Petersburg, Fla. His team, Andretti Autosport, changed manufacturers from Cheverolet to Honda, and sponsors from webhosting site Go Daddy to United Fiber & Data. “I’ve had a couple of sessions now in the Honda and it’s great,” Hinchcliffe said.

WORLD JUNIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP THE CANADIAN PRESS FLIMS, Switzerland — Canada’s men’s team won its first game at the world junior curling championships Thursday, while the women’s squad suffered a pair of losses. Braden Calvert’s Winnipeg rink rallied to defeat Italy 8-7. After giving up three points in the second end, Calvert came back with a single, then stole two more points in the next two ends to tie it up at the fifth-end break. The Canadians trailed

5-4 after seven ends but stole two in eighth and controlled the rest of the game to secure their first win. “That was definitely a big comeback,” Calvert said. “We just stuck with our game plan and it finally paid off in the end. “It definitely takes a hit to the team’s confidence when you go behind by three so early on. We knew we just had to get the two (points) and force the one repeatedly and we did that and we were lucky to get out on top today.” The Canadians start-

ed the round robin with two losses Wednesday against Russia and Sweden. On the women’s side, Edmonton’s Kelsey Rocque lost 6-4 to Russia and 8-6 to South Korea. The losses evened Canada’s record at 2-2. “We’re playing all right, I guess,” Rocque said. “I’ve been struggling a bit. We just aren’t capitalizing.” The women will meet Sweden and Switzerland on Friday, while the men will face off against defending champion Scotland and China.

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TORONTO — James Hinchcliffe waved the Canadian flag when he emerged from his car after winning last year’s IndyCar season-opening race. It was a fitting gesture from a man who has been both motivated and burdened by Canada’s winning tradition in open-wheel racing. The 27-year-old driver from Oakville, Ont., enters this IndyCar season fresh off a breakout 2013 campaign that saw him win three races and finish eighth overall in the driver standings. He became the first Canadian to win a major open-wheel race since Toronto’s Paul Tracy won on the now-defunct CART circuit in 2007. And it took the pressure of having to live up to his heroes off his shoulders. It’s something that pressured him in his first few IndyCar seasons. “A hundred per cent. And it was 100 per cent self-inflicted,” Hinchcliffe said Wednesday in a phone interview. “As a fan of Canadian motorsports and of IndyCar racing, I wanted to keep up my end of that bargain. “I wanted to be the guy that some eight-year-old kid was watching win races. Because that’s what got me passionate about IndyCar racing, and I want to have that kind of positive effect on this sport and this country.” Canada produced a number of open-wheel drivers in the 1980s and 90s, including Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Scott Goodyear and the late Greg Moore. Villeneuve is a former

“It’s a great relationship that we already had with them because Andretti Autosport had a long and successful history with Honda going back several years, and my rookie season was with Honda, so it was kind of like coming home.” He hopes the new car will lead to consistent results in 2014. In the first four races of last season, he had two wins sandwiched between two 26thplace finishes. “We want to be very consistent and we want to be finishing races, because if you look at our season last year, we I think had the pace we just didn’t have the consistency at certain points,” he said. “So as long as we do our job, we minimize mistakes, we improve on areas where we were deficient last year, that’s my goal. And I think if we do that, things like race wins and championships will start coming our way.” IndyCar’s attendance and TV ratings have suffered lately, the root of which stems from a schism in open-wheel racing in the mid 1990s that formed two rival series. The affable Hinchcliffe, who won IndyCar’s rookie of the year in 2011 and fan favourite award in 2012, says the competition on the circuit is “better than it has ever been,” but more aggressive marketing is needed to attract new fans. “I try to do as much as I can to help grow it because I genuinely believe in what we do,” he said. “I believe it’s fun and exciting and entertaining and dangerous and sexy and all those things that make sporting events cool. Anything I can do to further that and help spread that message, I’m absolutely going to be a part of.”


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the Northwest Territories a second member of Parliament. 1960 — Closing of the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. Canada takes home two gold medals — Anne Heggtveit for slalom and Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul for pairs figure skating, as well as a silver in hockey (Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen) and a bronze in men’s figure skating (Donald Jackson). 1854 — U.S. Republican Party is formally organized at Ripon, Wis.

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Anti-crime message inspires councillors CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGY TO BE DISCUSSED AT COUNCIL WORKSHOP

CURRENT SITES Candid cameras are trained on motorists who may be speeding in Red Deer. RCMP will be monitoring the following sites until March 15: school zones along Nolan Street, 60th Street, Pamely Avenue, 43rd Avenue; playground zones located on Jewell Street, Oak Street, Kingston Drive, McLean Street, Addington Drive, and Vanier Drive; and traffic corridors along 49th Street, Taylor Drive, Riverside Drive, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, 40th Avenue and Lockwood Avenue. RCMP reserve the option of changing monitoring sites without notice.

BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF City councillors are anxious to put their heads together to come up with a plan to slash crime in Red Deer. On the heels of a crime prevention workshop featuring Ottawa professor Irvin Waller on Wednesday, councillors want to talk strategy at an upcoming workshop. Coun. Buck Buchanan said the messages of investing in education and taking proactive steps were reaffirming. Buchanan said that the city has been slowly moving in this direction. “As soon as you say crime, you have a tendency to think policing,” said Buchanan. “That’s not the case. What we’re trying to get across (is that crime prevention) is big-

ger than the police.” Buchanan said one challenge is ensuring the right people are at table, including the school districts, Alberta Health Services and various agencies that work with children. Waller told the workshop that communities have the potential to cut crime in half over five years, once prevention programs targeting preschoolers, teens and families are up and running. Coun. Ken Johnston said making investments in programs has to be a talking point to make this a reality in Red Deer. He said council has to look at the root causes of crimes and work with agencies that are capable for heading off teen crime or drug crimes. “I am very hopeful that we come out of those meetings and into the 2015 budget

with a lot more strategy around crime prevention,” said Johnston. Johnston said he will also keep a close eye on how the city’s new RCMP superintendent will approach crime prevention. A new top cop is expected to be hired in April to replace Supt. Warren Dosko, who unexpectedly resigned in late December. Johnston will attend a small cities meeting in St. Albert where he hopes to learn more about how other communities are preventing crime. Coun. Lynne Mulder said she was persuaded by the message and evidence that targeted programs can do the trick. “I would hope by the time we head to the next budget year that we have a plan unfolded for crime prevention,” said Mulder. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

POLISHING UP FOR SPORTSMAN SHOW

YIELD CAR AT SPORTSMAN RCMP will unveil its new tricked out YIELD car at the Sportsman Show in Red Deer this weekend. The ‘79 Pontiac LeMans has been painted in the 1979 era RCMP blue and white. It has been fitted with a 350-cubic-inch engine producing 425 horsepower. The YIELD car will be indoors at the Sportsman and Outdoor Adventure Show from today through Sunday at Westerner Park. The car is used in the YIELD (Youth Initiatives and Education in Lifestyles and Driving) program, which is designed to encourage youth to make smart decisions both on and off the road. The YIELD car and its team travel to schools and community events. YIELD is made up of volunteer members of local RCMP and Edmonton Police Services. Those with a taste for speed can also challenge YIELD in legal drag races at Castrol Raceway in Nisku on Friday nights from April to October.

CORRECTION A story in the Feb. 24 Advocate gave the wrong last name of the Ukrainian president recently ousted from power. Viktor Yanukovych has disappeared since being voted out by the national parliament.

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Getting set for a big weekend at the Westerner Park, Abby Dyer puts the polish on one of 32 boats GO RV and Marine of Red Deer will have on display this weekend. Beginning today, Westerner Park is hosting the annual Red Deer Sportsman and Outdoor Adventure Show. The Red Deer Fish and Game Association has brought the Sportsman Show to Central Albertans for 45 years. The show runs through Sunday. The public can browse and buy products and adventures, from hunting and fishing lodge vacations, houseboat rentals, camping to white water rafting, RVs, boats, ATVs, scuba diving, hunting and fishing accessories, taxidermy, outdoor art, and golfing. Also running this weekend at the Westerner Park is the 2014 Mother of All Shoots archery competition, which will take place in the Agricentre each day through the weekend.

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CAT wants break on city loan; city suggests stretching term Central Alberta Theatre is asking the City of Red Deer to write off its $30,000 debt. CAT took out a $40,000 loan from the city to help install a sprinkler system at the City Centre Stage in 2011. The loan was set as a four-year term with a 5.33 per cent interest rate on payments. CAT has made one payment of $11,300 in 2012. There is roughly $28,000 left to pay back. City administration, however, recom-

mends that the outstanding loan be renegotiated into a new seven-year agreement with a lower interest rate. The new agreement with a 2.9 per cent interest rate would make the annual payment of $4,931, nearly half the previous payment. The group has been struggling to pay its bills for a few years. One of the biggest contributors to its financial problems were the construction costs related to City Centre Stage, which left the group short on cash for operations. In 2012, CAT was given a reprieve from bankruptcy when the majority of its creditors accepted a proposal for partial repayment of the $800,000 owed them. A threeyear business plan designed to support its sustainability was part of the proposal. Red Deer city council will discuss its options and consider passing a first reading of any required bylaw on Monday. City Centre Stage now belongs to Red Deer College.

Revised ambulance, fire dispatch plan expected Mayor Tara Veer will meet with provincial Health Minister Fred Horne to take a look at a new proposal that will allow Red Deer to hold on to its integrated fire and ambulance dispatch. The pair will meet in Calgary today. The proposal is expected to include details on how Red Deer will retain its ambulance dispatch despite the province’s initial decision to centralize dispatch after a Health Quality Council of Alberta recommendation in March 2013. The province’s decision to reconsider some aspects of the plan for centralized dispatch came on the heels of many communities advocating for a new proposal. Horne will also present a revised proposal to Lethbridge, Peace River and Fort McMurray mayors.

False, mistaken 911 calls a problem: police Red Deer RCMP are urging the public be more careful when dialling emergency phone numbers. Every month, operators in Red Deer handle between 75 to 100 hangup 911 calls. They are required to follow up on each of these calls. Additionally, a large number of 911 calls come in that are not emergencies, including calls about missing pets, noisy neighbours and vehicle break-ins that happened hours or days earlier. These are calls that should be directed to the non-emergency complaints line. “We send officers out when we can for 911 hangup calls to find out if everyone is OK,” said Insp. David Elliot, acting detachment commander.

“It happens too often and we treat them very seriously because I’ve also been there where 911 has been called and then the phone drops and it’s an elderly person who has fallen down and needs help.” RCMP receive three to four 911 hangups a day, said Elliott, taking time and attention away from people who may face real emergencies. He reminds the public that 911 is for police, fire or medical emergencies when immediate action is required, such as when someone’s health or property is in jeopardy or a crime is underway. Police recommend not programming 911 into your cellphone’s speed dial feature as it makes it easier to accidentally dial. They also advise against letting children

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play with old cellphones. If you accidently dial 911, stay on the line to tell the operators it was an accident. Otherwise operators will not know if you’re OK and will call you back, police say. If it’s a call from a landline, they can determine your location and send police to check on you. Charges can be laid for someone making “frivolous or vexatious” 911 calls, according to Alberta’s Emergency 911 Act. A fine of up to $5,000 can be levied for a first offence. A subsequent offence can bring a fine of up to $10,000. You can also be charged with mischief under the Criminal Code. The RCMP complaint line is 403-3435575.

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Dear Annie: My hus- hermit. This has turned band and I are arguing into a major argument. about his desire to work — Please Help from home. He has an ofDear Please: It’s true fice job that he can ac- that for some people, complish remotely, and working from home is by working at home, it detrimental. saves him a 30-minute You never get out of commute each your pajamas, way. and so you MITCHELL Those are avoid other & SUGAR all great arpeople and guments. rarely leave However, I the house. don’t want But that arhim working from home. gument may not fly with I have to admit that the your husband, who can big reason is simply be- respond that it’s his percause I want him to get sonal choice. The betout of the house more. ter argument is that you He rarely leaves unless are on top of each other, it’s with the kids and me. which leads to annoyDoes that make me a ter- ance and then resentrible wife? ment and can damage I work a part-time job, your relationship. also with a 30-minute Your husband is not commute, that allows me going to give up the opto be home in time for portunity to work from the kids’ school bus. In home, and so it’s best addition, I take the oc- if you both reach some casional phone meeting accommodation. How from home, but of course, a b o u t t h r e e d a y s a now I have to take those week? Would he vacate calls in the bedroom, as the home office when my husband is occupying you need it for business the home office. phone calls? Is there anI’ve tried to compro- other space in the house mise and suggested he that could be set aside work from home two days as your personal office? a week, but he wants at Would you work lonleast four. I feel like we ger hours if he met the are on top of each other school bus and took care all the time and that he of the kids? Ask your is becoming more of a husband to co-operate

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Braving the cold temperatures this week, Arlene Skinner makes her way along the cross-country ski trails at Great Chief Park in Red Deer. Although the weather was very cold, bright sunshine under blue skies made for a great day to get out and ski. come across as more sensitive and compassionate than usual among your network of acquaintances. Lucky for them, they will have a shoulder to lean on or even cry on when in Friday, Feb. 28 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: need. Your sympathetic nature will blossom Bernadette Peters, 66; Tasha Smith 43; Ali through your interaction with your friendships. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you want Larter 38 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon to stand out, project a more compassionate moves into open-handed Pisces today sig- nature. The one way you can shine is by benalling a penchant towards spirituality and ing of service to others, always available for a heart-to-heart discussion and an unworldliness. We are morphing active listener. ASTRO into a sanctuary-like phase filled CANCER (June 21-July 22): DOYNA with high imaginative powers You are entering a more spiritual and a strong psychic vibe. Once phase in your life. This cycle will the Moon travels closely with entice you to either practice or Neptune, this set emboldens us follow a particular philosophy of to become more intuitive, creative and to rely on our sixth sense. It’s time your interest or even a religion. If you seek to be humble and more responsive to the to get away, chose places next to the water. ones that are aching or in need of a helping Exotic Southern beaches should be your deshand. Mercury turns direct and our conversa- tiny. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is a very tions will finally start having more sense. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birth- fulfilling period for you as you will enjoy inday, a heightened optimism will allow you to timacy and deeply rooted desires at a very taste from life’s forbidden fruits. Pleasure and profound level. Your awareness of a more romance will be offered to you plentifully and mystical world will highly appeal and please it is very possible that you will gain a further your senses. Indulge into a fantasy and dare desire to go beyond your usual love sphere. to let yourself go by your feelings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The need to Unleash your inner child. ARIES (March 21-April 19): The fierce connect with others can be a bit tricky at this Aries knows how to be distinct and make a time. Sure, you are generous and willing to bold statement. As of this week, you will take help, but ensure only that you are not being a few steps back, lower the pace of your life taken advantage of. You see yourself through and concentrate on your past actions. This the other and this is usually a time when you’ll will be a self-evaluation period for you where be seeking for a deeper companionship. You you will understand more profoundly life’s hid- need a soul mate. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your everyday den messages. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will life might lack in facts and concrete data, but you will learn to dissipate your rational

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energies into activities that will bring out your sensorial senses. Rely on your intuition and your higher spiritual power to conduct ordinary tasks. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your imagination can run wild at this time and you have no boundaries to unleash your creative side. Be frank with your true persona and embody a caring nature with dear ones, be it someone you are dating or even your own children. They both carry a joyous energy around you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Now is the time to fully concentrate on your family and household matters. You can recreate a magical connection with your parents where only a few words will be needed in order to carry out a full conversation. That’s how special your relationship can become. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will intuitively understand and grasp information

with you to find a solution you both can live with. Dear Annie: Can you tell me what is the proper etiquette for graduation announcements? A relative is graduating from a military academy and wants to put a note in her announcement as to where she is registered for gifts. Is this appropriate? — Aunt Dear Aunt: No. The only time registry information should appear is with baby and wedding shower invitations, where gifts are expected. Otherwise, it is wrong to send out notices inferring that the recipient is obligated for a gift. It would be better if the graduate lets a close friend and/or family member know her preferences and they can transmit that information to anyone who inquires. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

around you. Capricorn is usually more at ease with facts and down-to-business matters, but this time, you have to learn to be more compromising and more of an empathetic listener. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will pay closer attention to your spending habits and your financial needs. It might not be too clear what methods you should employ to recreate a budget according to your necessities. Follow your instincts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When the Sun is visiting your own sign, you will exude more radiance and a stronger persona. Your true nature will resurface and you will expose yourself more directly and with much more ease towards the outer world. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Nominations Now Open Red Deer College is now accepting nominations for the awards that are presented annually at RDC’s Convocation:

G.H. Dawe Memorial Award of Excellence This memorial award is presented by RDC to a community member who best exemplifies the values of Mr. George Harold Dawe (1910-1999), cofounder of RDC and first administrative officer. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in the characteristics of the late Harold Dawe, including: • Commitment to the community, education and student success • Prominent leadership in the community • Personal warmth and generosity coupled with high integrity and ethical standards • Keen vision and appreciation for RDC In the nomination package, please include the nominee’s name, address and telephone number. A cover letter expressing your reasons for nominating the individual which includes a description of his or her achievements, along with three letters of support, should also be provided to the G.H. Dawe Selection Committee at Red Deer College. Each nomination is considered by the Selection Committee for three consecutive years. Nominations are reviewed annually and the recipient will be honoured at the RDC 50th Convocation Ceremony on June 6, 2014 Nominations should be forwarded to: G.H. Dawe Selection Committee, Red Deer College P.O. Box 5005, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5 Attn: Elaine Vandale, Executive Director, Board & Corporate Relations Phone: 403.342.3259 | Fax: 403.341.4899 | Email: elaine.vandale@rdc.ab.ca

Red Deer College Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award The purpose of this award is to honour a Red Deer College alumnus who has distinguished him or herself in one of the following areas: • Professional Achievement • Academic Achievement • Public Service Achievement

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Alumni Legacy Award

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The Alumni Legacy Award was established by the Alumni Association as a posthumous recognition to recognize an individual alumnus’ contribution to the community.

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Nomination forms for both the Distinguished Alumnus & Alumni Legacy awards are available at: Alumni Legacy: www.rdc.ab.ca/legacy Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award: www.rdc.ab.ca/distinguished-alumni For more information, contact 403.342.3308 | Email: alumni@rdc.ab.ca

Deadline for submissions: March 22, 2014

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Touching story a great selection for book clubs tle sister, stays — often alone — in her room. Few people know of her existence. This story is often told in Bo’s First you have to know that thoughts, and he has lots to think Agent Orange, that death-dealing about. Except for a wonderful chemical used in Vietnam by the teacher, school is not happy for Americans, was manufactured in him. He buries his memories in Elmira, Ont. track, running many Also that, in the laps. 1970s, there was bear Every night after wrestling at carnivals school, as he heads and fairs and “freak” home to care for Orange, shows were a regular he must fight Ernie, a feature at the Canaclassmate, and bully. Bo dian National Exhibicould win these scraps, tion in Toronto. but the fighting and the It is September betting and boister1973. Bo is a 14-yearous crowd gives him an old refugee from Vietidentity. Otherwise he’s nam who lives with his ignored or teased. mother, who is unwell, Gerry Whitman, a and his four-year-old bear trainer, witnesses sister. the fight between Ernie PEGGY He and his family and Bo, and knows that FREEMAN escaped from Vietnam Bo is the better fighton a boat, but his faer. So Bo is introduced ther died and was burto Loralei, a full-grown ied at sea. His mother trained bear, and Bo goes was carrying her second child, into the ring to fight her. It’s all who was born with hideous birth an act but Bo falls in love with the defects. They had been exposed to strength of Loralei. Agent Orange. A play about Orpheus and EuNow in Canada, Mother works rydice is being staged at school. as a hospital cleaner, Bo goes to The hero, Orpheus, must visit Haschool and “Orange Lily,” the lit- des, tame the monster Cerberus

New Yorker writer Mead happy to give Middlemarch a boost with new memoir BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — George Eliot’s Middlemarch may have been published almost 150 years ago, but it’s suddenly having a “moment” — thanks to New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead. Mead’s new memoir My Life in Middlemarch examines how the classic novel has affected her life. In the process, it appears to have drawn new readers to Eliot’s masterpiece. “One of the happy side effects of writing this book for me is that it’s leading people to read Middlemarch who haven’t read it,” Mead said in a recent interview, noting that Eliot’s weighty tome is suddenly a hot seller on Amazon. “I hope that you’ll read Middlemarch (after reading my book), or that you’ll want to.” Eliot’s sprawling tale — which touches on themes of marriage, money and idealism — first made an impact on Mead when she was a 17-year-old growing up in provincial England. At the time, she was drawn to the character of the young gentlewoman Dorothea Brooke. “She wants to have a more significant life, she wants an intellectual life — she doesn’t really know what she wants but she knows she wants something more than just marrying the baronet next door,” said Mead, 47. “And I was trying my hardest to get out of my provincial town, trying to get into Oxford University when nobody in my family had ever gone before ... this character who wants something similar spoke to me very, very vividly.” In her 20s, when Mead was living in New York City working as a journalist wondering if she would get married, a re-reading of Middlemarch had her pondering the relationships in the novel. Later on in her career when she revisited Eliot’s book, she found herself relating to the character of Tertius Lydgate, an aspiring doctor who ultimately compromises his professional ideals. “That story of how can it all go wrong and how can you lose your ideals. ... You wanted to cure cancer and you end up shooting Botox into rich ladies,” Mead said with a laugh. As her 40s hit, Mead said, Middlemarch struck a chord in terms of “the resignation and limitations that you start to feel settling in upon you when you are entering middle age and thinking of things you have not done and are never going to do.” Such personal revelations are traced in My Life in Middlemarch, although it is by no means a tell-all memoir. “I didn’t know how much memoir there was going to be until I was writing it, what balance would feel (right),” said Mead. “It takes a certain kind of leap of confidence or ’not caring’ to reach a point where you say: ’All right, I’m going to write about me and my life ... and I’ve spent 20, 25 years writing about people who aren’t

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Influx by Daniel Suarez imagines world where technology is controlled Influx, by Daniel Suarez (Dutton) Imagine a world where scientific breakthroughs are kept under lock and key. This is the terrifying scenario in Daniel Suarez’s innovative and thoughtprovoking new novel, Influx. Physicist Jon Grady and his team create a device that can reflect gravity. This device could greatly benefit transportation, space and the construction industry. Grady hopes to win the Nobel Prize, but his lab is locked down and his data is destroyed by an organization called the Bureau of Technology Control. Grady receives an offer to work with the bureau to further his research — but not for mankind’s benefit. When he refuses, he is transferred to a high-tech prison. His cell and everything inside are designed to break him down until he reveals how he developed his device and becomes subservient to the bureau. Grady must figure out how to escape an escape-proof prison — and defeat a group of highly advanced people with technology that’s decades beyond what is imaginable. Suarez raises an intriguing question: What if science has advanced beyond what we know and that knowledge has been hidden from the public? Influx is a terrific reading experience, and an intriguing discussion is sure to follow.

Thomas King’s Inconvenient Indian wins $40,000 B.C. non-fiction prize VANCOUVER — Author Thomas King of Guelph, Ont., has won this year’s $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. King was named the winner at a Vancouver ceremony Friday for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada). Jury members called it a “wry, iconoclastic and important book that challenges us to think differently about both the past and the future.” The two-time Governor General’s Award nominee beat finalists including journalist Graeme Smith and his acclaimed book The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan. Also on the short list was J. B. MacKinnon for The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be, Carolyn Abraham for The Juggler’s Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us, and Margaret MacMillan for The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914.

Sales for Fifty Shades trilogy reach 100 million copies NEW YORK — Fifty Shades of Grey has joined the 100 million club. Vintage Books announced Wednesday that sales for E L James’ sexually explicit trilogy have reached 100 million copies and have spent 100 weeks on The New York Times’ paperback bestseller list. The novels have been translated into 51 languages, including Hebrew, Icelandic and Korean. With a film adaptation planned for 2015, more sales are likely. James’ books, which originated as fan fiction inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books, immediately topped bestseller lists after Vintage acquired them in 2012.

me ... so there was something to get over in that undertaking. But once I did it, it was really fun.” While it may seem like a leap of faith to write a memoir about a meaty classic novel in an era of dwindling book sales and reduced attention spans, Mead still believes there are a lot of avid readers in the world. And she’s hoping her memoir may bring a few of them to Eliot, whom she believes deserves the kind of respect that popular culture has recently afforded to Jane Austen. “(George Eliot) is at one time widely acknowledged to have written what may be the best novel in the English language ... but I think people who love her and people who love this book ... we feel a little bit as though she’s not appreciated as much as she should be,” said Mead. “For anybody that has loved Jane Austen, she’s like a gateway drug.... (Eliot is) the next step for anyone who loves that kind of thing but doesn’t know where to go next.”

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Development Of½cer Approvals On February 25, 2014, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Southbrook 1. Larkaun Developments Ltd. – a 0.03 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard, of a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 4 Sawyer Close. Vanier Woods 2. Strategic Survey Services Ltd. – a 0.26 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard, of an existing deck, located at 170 Viscount Drive. Discretionary Use Edgar Industrial Park 3. Upstream Downstream Specialized Services Inc. – an oil & gas training facility, to be located at 23A 7471 Edgar Industrial Bend. 4. Province & State Permitting Inc. – industrial/ transportation training, ancillary to the industrial support service, to be located at 24 7471 Edgar Industrial Bend. Glendale 5. W. Pond – a new 2 bedroom secondary suite, with a separate side entrance, a double detached garage and driveway parking, within an existing single family dwelling, to be located at 92 Goodall Avenue. Northlands Industrial Park 6. Fusion Renovations – a warehouse and shop, with ancillary offices and showroom, to be located at 15 7711 50 Avenue.

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and save Eurydice. The play becomes a metaphor for Bo’s journey in life. You probably think I’m telling you the whole story, but there are many characters to meet and lessons to learn for Bo and his “monstrous” sister. I have not read, in a very long time, a young character with the strength and heart of Bo. His life is so complicated that he must live in his imagination, but real life begins presenting characters and situations beyond his wildest thoughts. Max Jennings is the owner of the carnival in which Bo wrestles the bear Loralei and, if Max has his way, in which Orange could appear as a “curiousity.” Bo must protect Orange, but Max and Gerry are in carnival for the money and they know the way to a young boy’s heart. Gerry gives Bo his own bear cub to train and life changes for all the family. Miss Lily, the teacher, knows about Orange and is a friend to Bo’s mom. Emily, a fellow student, is not afraid of Orange, and her actions change the life of the girl in a monstrous body. I loved this book. It would be a great selection for book clubs. Peggy Freeman is a local freelance books reviewer.

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Provinces in favour of latest offer BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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TORONTO — A deal on a contentious national job training program — and the Crown jewel of the federal 2013 budget — appears to be in the works. Almost all the provinces and territories are supportive of the latest federal offer over the Canada Job Grant, a source close to the talks said Thursday. The premiers reached the agreement in principle during a conference call to talk about the proposed program. “By working together, the provinces and territories were very successful in moving the federal government in a positive direction on this important issue,” the source said. “Let’s be clear, today was only possible because provinces and territories united as one.” Work is still being done on the final wording of the official response, but the source said there are no plans to collectively counter Ottawa’s latest offer. However, concerns remain that it still represents a cut in funding to the provinces and territories. Each one will still have to work out the details with the federal Conservatives, the source said. But Quebec apparently hasn’t budged from its position that the Tories have no business treading on

what they consider to be an area of provincial jurisdiction. The province has maintained throughout the discussions that it wants to opt out with full compensation, or simply renew the labour market agreements it currently has with Ottawa. Asked whether their position has changed, a spokeswoman for the Parti Quebecois government affirmed: “We still want the money.” Nova Scotia appears to have its own reservations. “No deal has been reached around the labour market agreement and Nova Scotia continues to negotiate with the federal government in terms of reaching an agreement,” said Kyley Harris, communications director for Premier Stephen McNeil. He also reiterated McNeil’s concerns with the funding changes. “Our businesses are quite concerned with what the ramifcations of this agreement would be in terms of the dollars required for training,” he said. The Harper government has been butting heads with the provinces and territories over the job grant, which was intended to replace labour funding agree-

ments that expire at the end of March. Originally, the plan was to provide $15,000 for each eligible worker, with the cost divided equally between Ottawa, the provinces and employers. But the provinces and territories refused, saying Ottawa would claw back federal cash for successful job-training programs run by the provinces, while forcing them to find millions more to cover their portion of the grant. They argued a national approach to training was impractical given the disparate demographics and industries in each province. After months of back-and-forth with the provinces, Employment Minister Jason Kenney sent them a final offer last week. His counter-proposal, obtained by The Canadian Press, allows provinces and territories full flexibility in how they contribute to the job grant. Essentially, it means they can commit $300 million from whatever federal funds they choose, or from their own pocket. Ottawa, meantime, will continue to transfer $2.1 billion a year in training-related funds to the provinces. The provinces wouldn’t be required to match Ottawa’s contribution to the program and would have until July 1 to start delivering the Canada Job Grant.

Outlet chain closes it’s doors BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Red Deer bargain hunters have bid farewell to an old friend — again. LW — Everbody’s Outlet Store, better known to many as Liquidation World, has closed its doors as part of a company-wide shutdown. The discount retailer’s parent company, Big Lots Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, announced in December that it was pulling the plug on the nearly 80 stores in its Canadian subsidiary, LW Stores Inc. LW — Everybody’s Outlet Store opened at D 2410 50th Ave. three years ago. Those premises were just west of the site where Liquidation World had operated for 10 years, before closing in 2006 when it was unable to renew its lease. Nelson Neves, manager of store development with LW Stores Inc., said the last outlets — including the one in Red Deer — closed on Monday. “By and large, everyone is disappointed that we’re leaving the market,” he said of customer reaction. Neves estimated that some 1,500 jobs are disappearing as a result of the

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LW - Everybody’s Outlet Store, ceased operations on Monday, along with the rest of the chain across Canada. A handwritten note on the door says, “Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are closed forever.” closure — including his own. The Red Deer store had 17 full- and part-time staff when it first opened. Liquidation World was founded in Calgary in 1986. It became Canada’s largest liquidator, selling merchandise it sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, as well as financial services companies. It operated stores in the United States for a period

of time, and in 2011 was acquired by Big Lots Inc. Neves said he thought the business prospects for LW Stores in Canada were still good, but Big Lots felt otherwise. “They attempted to turn around the profitability of the chain over the last three years, and were not confident that they could make enough change in

the coming years to make it profitable, so they chose to close.” True to its business model, LW Stores liquidated its own inventory in the weeks leading up to the closure of its stores. “99.9 per cent of the goods were actually sold off on our current sites,” said Neves. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Cornall leading Central Alberta TV heavyweight part of this year’s manufacturing mission to England home show BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR

BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Central Alberta, is bringing in a TV ratings heavyweight for the 35th annual edition of its Red Deer Home Show. Paul Lafrance, host of Home & Garden Television (HGTV) programs Decked Out, Deck Wars and Disaster Deck, will be among the presenters at this year’s show, which runs from March 7 to 9 at Westerner Park. Kevin Wilkie, president of the CHBA’s Central Alberta branch, said Lafrance — who also appears as a celebrity judge on HGTV’s Canada’s Handyman Challenge — is being brought in to help mark the Red Deer Home Show’s milestone year. He will take the stage at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, speaking on the topic Backyard Revolution — Revitalizing and Rebuilding Your Yard. Also presenting will be several local building and design experts: Terry Hollman of Canadian Closet, Ellen Walker of Ellen Walker Design Solutions, Lise Prosser of Burnco and Gary Halvorson of Red Deer College. Wilkie is optimistic the 2014 show, which will involve hundreds of exhibitors, will be well-attended. “There is a lot more interest in the housing market as sales continue to increase,” he said. “Consumers are more interested in new homes, developments, products and information on renovations.” Wilkie added that the event is a good opportunity for existing and prospective home owners to see and learn about residential products, and to speak with a broad range of experts under one roof. Hours for the 2014 Red Deer Home Show will be noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult. Westerner Park parking charges will be in effect. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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Matt Cornall is headed home, and he plans to take some Central Alberta business people with him. An investment attraction officer with Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, and a native of Grimsby in Northern England, Cornall will lead a manufacturing mission to Sheffield from June 19 to 26. “I can understand the South Yorkshire accent somewhat, having spent four years in Sheffield,” chuckled the graduate of Sheffield Hallam University. The mission is targeting manufacturing companies from Alberta that supply the energy sector. Cornall said meetings will be arranged with manufacturing companies in the Sheffield region. “Sheffield has long been one of the U.K.’s major steel and manufacturing centres. It still is one of Europe’s major advanced manufacturing and engineering sites.” In addition to business-to-business meetings, participants will

have the opportunity to attend the 2014 Global Manufacturing Festival in Sheffield, where manufactures from across Europe will be on hand. Cornall said British manufacturers are eager to network into supply chains that serve Western Canada’s energy sector. Many would be a good fit with their Alberta counterparts. “We have some of the most intuitive and innovative manufacturers here (in Alberta) in that industry, so obviously there’s a direct correlation between connecting precision engineers in Sheffield with advanced manufacturers here.” Cornall added that there could also be opportunities for Alberta manufacturers overseas. In addition to helping with oil and gas development in the North Sea, they might provide expertise in new processes like fracking. “As that industry starts to develop in the U.K. and in Western Europe, I’m sure there will be interest from there to learn from some of the guys we have here and

NOVA CHEMICALS A strong fourth quarter helped boost Nova Chemicals Corp.’s profits in 2013. The Calgary-based petrochemical company, which is a subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Company of the United Arab Emirates, reported on Thursday that it earned $152 million in the three months ended Dec. 31. That was up 187 per cent from $53 million for the same period in 2012. For all of 2013, Nova’s profit was $658 million, a 24 per cent improvement over $531 million in 2012.

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The company said in a release that its year-overyear increase in profits was due mainly to higher margins in its polyethylene operations. Nova’s olefins/polyolefins business unit, which includes its operations at Joffre, generated $215 million in operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with $130 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. For the full year, the unit’s operating profit was $1.1 billion, up from $1 billion for 2012. Among the recent highlights noted in Nova’s release was the fact it recently introduced off-gas ethane from oilsands upgrading facilities as a feedstock at Joffre.

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their expertise. “We’ve been at the forefront of fracking and unconventional energy exploration for years, and it’s something that’s just started to become the next frontier in places like the U.K.” Cornall also pointed out that market opportunities in Europe are becoming more attractive to Canadians, particularly with the signing last year of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. “I think this is maybe an opportune time to start looking at those marketplaces.” Cornall hopes to take representatives from six to 10 local companies on the mission to Sheffield. But, he added, there’s a possibility delegates from other regions of Alberta could take part as well. Additional information about the Central Alberta: Access Prosperity mission to Sheffield can be obtained by contacting Cornall at matt.cornall@accessprosperity.ca or 403-342-3103. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — Solid bank earnings helped lift the Toronto stock market to a modest gain. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 26.16 points to 14,214.74 as CIBC (TSX:CM) posted quarterly net income of $1.18 billion, up nearly 50 per cent from a year ago and partly due to the sale of half its Aeroplan credit card business to TD Bank (TSX:TD). TD had $2.04 billion of net income in the first quarter, up 14 per cent from a year earlier. Both banks also hiked their dividends. The Canadian dollar was off 0.06 of a cent at 89.8 cents US. New York indexes also advanced as the Dow Jones industrials gained 74.24 points to 16,272.65, the Nasdaq was up 26.87 points at 4,318.93 and the S&P 500 index edged up 9.14 points to another record close of 1,854.3. Traders also took in remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, who said it’s too early to tell how badly adverse winter weather is affecting the American economy. FINANCIAL

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 23.03 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 26.68 First Quantum Minerals . 21.65 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.14 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.64 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.76 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 37.24 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.01 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.91 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.74 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 33.48 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 62.36 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.75 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.24 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 40.38 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.82 Canyon Services Group. 11.70 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 28.87 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.850 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.87 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.65 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 95.84 HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Thursday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,214.74, up 26.16 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,019.43, up 11.27 points TSX 60 — 815.73, up 1.26 points Dow — 16,272.65, up 74.24 points S&P 500 — 1,854.29, up 9.13 points Nasdaq — 4,318.93, up 26.87 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 89.80 cents US, down 0.06 of a cent Pound — C$1.8580, up 0.32 of a cent Euro — C$1.5267 up 0.39 of a cent Euro — US$1.3710, up 0.26 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.40 per barrel, down 19 cents (April contract) Gold futures: US$1,331.80 per oz., up $3.80 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy

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and Harman: $24.685 oz., up 18.6 cents $793.62 kg, up $5.98 ICE FUTURES WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $3.70 higher $419.20; May ’14 $4.30 higher $429.80; July ’14 $4.00 higher $439.30; Nov. ’14 $2.60 higher $454.80; Jan ’15 $2.60 higher $462.00; March ’15 $2.90 higher $469.50; May ’15 $3.60 higher $474.80; July ’15 $3.60 higher $480.30; Nov ’15 $3.60 higher $476.50; Jan. ’16 $3.60 higher $476.50; March ’16 $3.60 higher $476.50. Barley (Western): March ’14 unchanged $126.50; May ’14 unchanged $128.50; July ’14 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $128.50; March ’15 unchanged $128.50; May ’15 unchanged $128.50; July ’15 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’15 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’15 unchanged $128.50; March ’16 unchanged $128.50. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 654,200 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 654,200.

Half of Canadian Internet users now shop online once a month: poll BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Almost half of Canada’s Internet users are now shopping online at least once a month, suggests a new report. About 87 per cent of the Canadian respondents in an online poll conducted for PricewaterhouseCoopers said they shop online at least once a year, while 49 per cent said they do so on a monthly basis. Of the minority who are still not interested in doing any kind of shopping online, just over half said it’s because they’re concerned about the security of their personal data. Citing that reason for avoiding web shopping was up 10 percentage points compared to a similar survey conducted for the firm a year earlier. In January, MasterCard’s SpendingPulse reported that Canadian e-commerce spending in December represented 7.8 per cent of total retail sales, a new high. For 2013, e-commerce sales in Canada were up by 2.3 per cent.

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The PricewaterhouseCoopers poll also found that respondents were using their mobile devices more often to shop. About one in four online shoppers said they used a tablet to buy something from a web store in 2013 (up about 20 per cent from a year earlier) and almost one in three used a smartphone (up about 25 per cent). Of those who said they don’t shop on their smartphone, 38 per cent said it was because of security concerns while 36 per cent said their device’s screen was too small to enjoy online shopping. When asked how retailers could improve the in-store shopping experience, 47 per cent of the respondents said they wanted easy access to inventory data for the store’s website or other locations. About 28 per cent wanted sales associates to have the technology to process transactions anywhere in the store and 27 per cent wanted access to free WiFi with an easy log-in process. The online poll with 1,002 Canadians was conducted in July and August.

NextWave spectrum as part of its long-range LTE rollout in rural and remote areas. “We’ll adjust and foresee no impact on Bell’s overall LTE expansion program,” Bell spokes-

man Jacqueline Michelis said in an email. “We acquired significant 700 MHz spectrum in the recent auction that we look forward to employing for rural buildouts.”

Two months does not a trend make. This was illustrated by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s latest survey of Alberta small business owners. After a worrying five-point drop in business confidence from November to January, the index rebounded 3.5 points to 70.6 — out of a scale of 100 — in February. “It’s certainly good news to see a healthy upward jump in the index for February,” said Richard Truscott, the CFIB’s Alberta director. “Better yet, the index has broken back through that 70-point barrier that clearly shows entrepreneurs in Alberta, on balance, are feeling good about the future.” Alberta’s index is now the second highest in the country, behind British Columbia’s 71.4. Next is Newfoundland (67.2), Saskatchewan (63.6), Ontario (62.9), Prince Edward Island (61.0), Quebec (59.6), Manitoba (58.7), Nova Scotia (57.6) and New Brunswick (56.6).

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — Former prime minister Joe Clark says he can’t understand why the Harper government would bar the opposition from a delegation to Ukraine and suggests its combative approach to international issues sometimes hurts the country. Speaking to a U.S. audience, Clark, who also served as foreign affairs minister, said he regularly involved opposition parties on foreign missions — and Canada benefited as a result. He cited one example in particular: his co-operation with former NDP MP Dan Heap. Clark said the Mulroney government was on the outs with some key left-wing actors in Central America, and the Toronto New Democrat helped establish valuable connections through his NGO contacts. “Let me tell you what we did: we involved opposition parties regularly in activities overseas. We relied on them, heavily,” Clark said. “I do not understand why there is this exclusion of parliamentarians (in Ukraine) — if it happened.” He made the remark when asked about reports that Canada’s main opposition parties had been refused spots in a delegation to Kyiv this week. The Conservatives called it a government trip, and added that the opposition didn’t even deserve to go after Liberal Leader Jus-

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The national index for February was 64.4, up 0.4 points from January. Alberta’s February survey revealed that the hiring intentions of independent business owners are strong, with 31 per cent of respondents saying they were planning to hire full-time employees in the next three months. Only five per cent expected their workforce to decrease. Half of the respondents said the general health of their business was good, with only eight per cent describing it as bad. A shortage of skilled workers remains the number 1 concern of business operators, with 38 per cent of those surveyed identifying the issue as limiting growth in their sales or production. The CFIB said that index levels normally range between 65 and 75 when the economy is growing at its potential.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Industry Minister James Moore has turned down the sale of 83 wireless spectrum licences by NextWave to a joint venture between Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Bell Canada (TSX:BCE). The joint venture, Inukshuk Wireless, was formed to build and manage a Canada-wide wireless broadband network. Moore said the proposed licence transfer would have led to unacceptable levels of concentration of spectrum in the hands of incumbent carriers. “We will not approve any spectrum transfer request that results in excessive spectrum concentration for Canada’s largest wireless companies, which negatively affects competition in the telecommunications sector,” Moore said. Bell said it had planned on using the

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tin Trudeau told a joke about Ukraine. Clark spent an hour taking questions about his new book on foreign policy, “How We Lead.” The book is deeply critical of what it describes as the Harper Tories’ “megaphone” approach to international affairs — in other words, plenty of loud grandstanding and not much constructive work on the ground. He was equally critical when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline. He said the government deserves some of the blame if the project is stalled. If the Harper government hadn’t spent a couple of years shouting at the environmental movement, he said, it might not have attracted such opposition. Clark told the audience that the belligerence began with verbal attacks by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver after the Conservatives won a majority in 2011, and continues to this day with environmental groups having their tax status threatened. All of that, Clark said, got noticed by U.S. environmentalists who carry some influence in the White House. “One of the real problems that I think lingers over that pipeline

is, before the pipeline question arose, the Government of Canada deliberately went out of his way to be seen as an adversary of environmentalists,” Clark told the forum at the Wilson Center. “It just seems to me to have been an unwise way to set the stage for the case that we had to make... The steepness of the hill that Canada has to climb was created, in part, by the attitude of the Government of Canada on environmental questions.” Clark was complimentary of the government on some fronts. He credited Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird for his sustained effort on behalf of homosexuals being persecuted around the world. He also applauded the prime minister for embracing a free-trade agenda that includes the signing of a potentially historic pact with the European Union, and involvement in talks toward a 12-country TransPacific Partnership. But there was plenty of criticism — just like in the book. The book calls for a more creative approach to foreign affairs, retooled for a new age, and suggests better outreach with increasingly powerful non-state actors like NGOs.

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Pnina Tornai of Say Yes to the Dress fame excited to outfit Canadian brides TORONTO — Pnina Tornai already has received plenty of love from Canadian brides who have flocked to New York’s Kleinfeld salon to snap up one of her lavish dresses, as well as fans who’ve seen the gowns — and the designer herself — featured on popular TLC series Say Yes to the Dress. Homegrown bridesto-be seeking their own personal Pnina will soon have a shorter distance to travel. Hudson’s Bay is preparing to open its own Kleinfeld salon May 1 at its Queen Street location in downtown Toronto, where Tornai’s creations will be among the featured attractions. “For eight years, I’ve been seeing the Canadian bride in New York, and for some reason the Canadian bride always ends up buying a Pnina dress — one of my dresses,� the affable Tornai said during a recent interview in Toronto, outfitted in a sleek, longsleeved black dress (one of her own creations) paired with Christian Louboutin boots. “It’s so obvious for me that I have to be here, because that’s my bride.� Tornai was in town for what was billed as her first Canadian appearance — a trunk show at The Wedding Room wedding show — where she brought about 60 gowns and met with brides-tobe. She has taken the work commute to new extremes, travelling monthly from her hometown of Tel Aviv to New York for eight years to meet with brides. Such devotion has brought her recognition and exposure through her runway showcases and work as a both a reality star and actress. But the miles in the sky, she says, are necessary for a different reason as well. “I receive my inspiration from working with the brides, from meeting so many different brides from all over the world, different cultures, and working with the bride really makes me create,� Tornai said. “I think those brides deserve to work with the artists. I think it’s not the same if I send a rep. It’s not the same. I’m the mother of the dress!� she added, with a laugh. Her range includes more spare, minimalist offerings, like elegant sheath dresses in silk satin and lace. But it’s the ornate gowns showcasing sexy, sheer bodices, voluminous ball gowns, elaborate embroidery and creations swathed in copious clusters of crystals that have helped distinguished the designer’s bridal wear offerings. “I would say my corsets are my signature,� said Tornai, who also designs eveningwear. “I love draping the whole dress in one piece of fabric — which is very difficult to realize and do — but the result is really unique,� she added. Viewers of Say Yes to the Dress are well aware Tornai’s designs can come with a price tag in the five-figure range. Tornai said the gowns are made in Tel Aviv — where she works with a team of about 50 women — and said the dresses “goes through every hand that works with me� including patternmakers, sewers, cutters and beaders. She said wedding gowns start from around $3,500 and that “the sky’s the limit,� as it depends on the nature of work needed to achieved the wishes of a specific bride. She recalled one client who wanted real,

precious stones sewn into her dress. “Sometimes it’s unique fabrics, sometimes it’s the way we work with the fabrics and it’s the time that it takes. We have skirts that take 280 hours to sew,� she said. “It’s handrolled flowers, it’s sculpturing flowers, it’s hand beading, it’s Swarovski stones, it’s sometimes zircons that we use on dresses.� Tornai said she also has what she calls in-between collections where she seeks to maintain the spirit of her line while scaling down prices so most brides can afford to wear one of her creations. There are plenty of wedding dress guides offering guidance for se-

lecting certain styles to help flatter a woman’s figure: mermaid or trumpet-style gowns for hourglass shapes, empire dresses for plus-sized brides and sheaths or column dresses for slender or petite women. Tornai seems less rigid when it comes to following a structured set of rules in picking the ideal dress, noting the brides should be more mindful of their proportions rather than fixating on the size of the gown. That said, she recommended women try to narrow their focus on a particular look they may favour to help navigate through the available styles, but to also be open to trying different cuts if their initial picks don’t pass muster.

Tornai is hoping to parlay her success into other apparel and accessory offerings, with plans to launch a bathing suit line and thoughts of creating lingerie. “My dream is to be — believe it or not — like the Martha Stewart of the bridal world,� she said. “I can imagine myself very soon on QVC or home shopping television showing so many different items, so many different things that can go into the bridal world or even expand into the everyday world.� Online: http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com www.pninatornai.com http://www.thebay. com/bridal

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Country singer Tebey appears on March 8 at the International Beer Haus and Stage in Red Deer.

Coming full circle FROM YOUNG SINGING PRODIGY TO ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER AND BACK TO STAGE FOR CANADIAN COUNTRY SINGER TEBEY, WHO PERFORMS IN RED DEER ON MARCH 8 BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Canadian country singer Tebey spent a decade following his 2003 hit We Shook Hands (Man to Man) writing songs for a string of other artists. Among them are One Direction, Cher, Doc Walker, Chad Brownlee, Jimmy Rankin, Jason Blaine, Aaron Pritchett and Shane Yellowbird. Several catchy Tebey tunes even became radio hits for others: Run for Rex Goudie, Let’s Go and Nobody Does It Like You for Shawn Desman, and When I See You Again, With You and Sleep It Off for Emerson Drive. After watching singers of all genres (even rap star Flo Rida, who recorded on Tebey’s Cause a Scene with Teairra Mari) take his songs and run with them, the Ontario native decided to step back on stage to give his own singing career a serious go. It’s not that Tebey — who performs on Saturday, March 8, at the International Beer Haus and Stage in Red Deer — wasn’t gratified being a successful Nashville songwriter. He said coming up with new, original tunes for BMG Music actually provided him with some pretty cool experiences.

For instance, he was in the studio helping One Direction with vocal production when the swoon-inducing boy group recorded his songs They Don’t Know About Us and Loved You First for what was to become a six-millionselling album, Take Me Home. (The love targets for ’tween girls are actually nice young men, Tebey affirmed. “People ask, ‘What were they really like?’ and I say they were great.”) Tebey also saw his song All About Tonight, recorded by English singer Pixie Lott, rocket to the No. 1 spot on the U.K. pop charts. But the 30-year-old eventually began feeling there was a side of himself, beyond songwriting, that wasn’t being tapped. “It’s all Emerson Drive’s fault,” he recalled with a chuckle. Tebey was invited to go on the road with his musician friends. While watching the group perform from the sidelines, something ignited in him. “I got the itch to go out on stage again.” But it had been years since he’d put himself in the spotlight. Tebey, who is named Tebey Solomon Ottoh, grew up singing in church in Burlington, Ont., as his mom accompanied him on the piano.

He later grabbed attention for winning the Canadian Open Country Singing Contest four times in the Under-14 and Under-18 categories. At age 15, he signed a development deal with a major U.S. record label and moved with his father, a Nigerianborn electronics engineer, to Nashville, while his mom remained in Canada with the rest of his siblings. Tebey was only 19 when his We Shook Hands single became a Top-5 Canadian hit. But when the song only rose to No. 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country chart, the American label cut ties with Tebey and failed to release his debut album. He returned to Canada disillusioned. “It’s a crazy business but it made me stronger,” recalled the singer, who refocused his energies on songwriting. Although it took him nine more years, Tebey finally stepped behind the microphone to release his first album in 2012. It was aptly named The Wait, and produced the popular single Somewhere in the Country. He’s following up with a second fulllength release, Two. It won’t be out until next month but has already yielded Top 10 Canadian country singles: Till It’s Gone and Wake Me Up, a fast-rising countrified cover of the Avicci hit.

The songwriter said he doesn’t care that this song isn’t his — a good tune is a good tune. “I heard the bluegrass in that melody and I thought it would be great to record it as a country song for country fans.” Oddly enough, while Tebey writes in multiple musical genres, he’s never thought of himself as anything other than a country singer. “My parents listened to country. ... (While) I have eclectic taste in music, singing in country has always felt like the right fit to me,” he said. The married performer looks forward to his first headlining tour in Canada, which starts in Winnipeg and finishes in Red Deer. “I’m a dual citizen, but my allegiance is always with Canada,” added Tebey, who cheered for the Canadian hockey team during the recent Olympics. “I miss being home and the Canadian ways ... (and things like) Tim Hortons and Aero chocolate bars. ...” Tebey performs in Red Deer with special guest Mackenzie Porter Robinson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 from the International Beer Haus and Stage. For more information, call 403-9865008. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

Non-Stop thrill LATEST LIAM NEESON ACTION FILM EXCITES DESPITE BEING FULL OF CLICHÉS AND IMPLAUSIBILITIES BY BRUCE DEMARA SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Non-Stop Three stars (out of four) Rated: PG Fasten your seatbelts. There’s turbulence ahead and a rough landing in the offing. Non-Stop is the kind of actionpacked high-altitude thriller/whodunit — or rather, who’s-doing-it — that is sure to please audiences and confound critics and cinephiles who are sticklers for plausible plotting. The film opens with our troubled protagonist, federal air marshal Bill Marks, sitting in his vehicle prior to takeoff, sucking on a cigarette for dear life and nursing a mug of booze he stirs with a toothbrush. If that comes off as tired cliché, get used to it, there’s plenty more where that came from. Non-Stop unabashedly portrays Marks as a man on the edge, an unshaven, bleary-eyed mess of a human being with a tragedy-tinged past who’s about to be tested to the fullest. A very fine character actor, Liam Neeson has nicely rebooted his career since Taken became a surprise box office smash in 2008, and found a new niche as an action star. Newly bankable and always watchable, Neeson could play this role in his sleep. Yet he manages to keep us rooting for Marks as the odds continue to stack up

At the against him. Marks, who also happens to hate flying — yet another cliché — is halfway through a flight from New York to London when a mysterious texter threatens to start killing someone every 20 minutes unless a $150 million ransom is paid to a numbered account. It gets worse for Marks as passengers and crew became increasingly convinced he’s becoming unhinged and the unknown plotter’s scheme gets exponentially more deadly. From here, director Jaume ColletSerra accelerates the pace and builds the suspense to dizzying heights, aided by a script filled with twists and turns and red herrings aplenty. Collet-Serra has brought together a solid cast, including Julianne Moore as Jen, who plays Marks’ enigmatic seatmate with her trademark breezy aplomb, along with great supporting work from Michelle Dockery as flight attendant Nancy, Corey Stoll as

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Liam Neeson in a scene from Non-Stop: he manages to keep us rooting for his character, Bill Marks, even as the odds stack up against him. an alpha male cop, Scoot McNairy as a much-abused passenger and Omar Metwally as an anxious but sympathetic Muslim doctor. “You’re letting that guy into the cockpit?” asks one incredulous passenger in a cringeworthy moment, referring to the doctor whose headwear and skin colour delineate him as a target of suspicion. The story is dotted with moments of LOL levity, including a couple of randy Mile High clubbers, the stone-faced Asian passenger who pretends not to speak English so he doesn’t have to switch seats and Marks’ clever method of sneaking a butt in the plane’s lava-

tory. With three writing credits (never a good sign), the script occasionally strays into the maudlin, as in the unaccompanied eight-year-old waif who’s certain to encounter danger, a sentimental ribbon and Marks’ own back story. Jet lag surely awaits those who decide in the aftermath to dissect the film for its many Brobdingnagian plot implausibilities. But for the rest of us, there’s enough action, suspense and unexpected plot twists to give Non-Stop a solid high-five. Bruce DeMara is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.


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Seth Meyers will take some time before he learns to walk BY WILLA PASKIN ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES

Steps Along Our Journey, currently on exhibit at the Red Deer and District Museum and Archives, is a photographic look at some of the people from around the world who now call Red Deer home. The photographs in this exhibit were taken in downtown Red Deer by Tracy Kuhl Photography and are part of a book produced by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort titled Steps Along Our Journey.

EXHIBITS RED DEER GALLERIES ● IMR Institute of Morphoid Research by artist Jennifer Akkermans is open at Harris Warke Gallery until March 22 with a reception on March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. ● The Wonders of Anime by Deborah Torrance and Sheldon Rabbit Wheatley is featured at The Hub on Ross Gallery, March 1 to 28. Opening reception is March 7, 4 to 6 p.m. ● The Color of Inner Peace by Arts a la Carte is open at Marjorie Wood Gallery at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, with a reception March 7, 5 to 7 p.m. ● Untitled Paintings by Sasha Grinnell will be featured at Velvet Olive from March 1 to 31. ● Untitled by Monica Sheline are on display at Café Pichilingue from March 1 to 31. ● totems of the masculine by Matt Gould will be featured at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery from March 8 to May 11 with an opening reception and artist talk on March 9 at 2 p.m. See Gould’s primitive and elemental medium of leather, stitched and hand-tooled to create a series of totems. See www.reddeermuseum.com, or phone 403-309-8405. ● Open and Closed: Mixed Media by Wendy Meeres will be featured at the Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from March 4 to April 27. Keys and doors — they can open, close, be inviting or hindering? What words, stories and images will Meere’s work inspire? Open and Closed will be part of First Friday, March 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ● The Inner Journey Through Landscape by Sonia Zacharias will be featured at The Gallery on Main in Lacombe until March 21. See www.thegalleryonmain.com, or phone 403-782-3402. ● Untitled Paintings by Amber Jackson are featured at Velvet Olive from Feb. 1 to 28. ● Untitled Photographs by Jim McKinley are on display at Café Pichilingue from Feb. 1 to 28.

● The Love of Photography by Jessica Swainson is a collection of photographs open for viewing at The Hub on Ross Gallery until the end of Feb. ● The Best of the West Travelling Studio Art Quilts Associates Trunk Show is showing at Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch until to March 2. ● Steps Through Time is a look back on the evolution of select sports footwear now on at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore the progression and evolution of various equipment, glimpse the history and the modifications, that make sports equipment, to make it faster, safer and more comfortable. See www.ashfm.ca, or phone 403-341-8614.

LIVE DATES ● Slumland Theatre presents Vancouver band Kill Matilda on March 23. ● The Vat presents the Glorious Sons from Kingston on March 20 performing their original rock and roll music followed by Bend Sinister on April 5. ● The Centrium hosts Hedley on April 6 with Classified and USS as special guests. On April 10, standup phenomenon Jeff Dunham will be on stage as part of his Disorderly Conduct Tour along with his sidekicks including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, Peanut, José Jalapeño, and Little Jeff. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000. ● The Memorial Centre welcomes back Jesse Cook tonight on his Blue Guitar Tour. John McDermott will be at the Memorial Centre on April 4 as part of his Twentieth Anniversary Tour. Tickets available from Black Knight Ticket Centre, 403-755-6626. To have your establishment’s live bands included in this space, fax a list to Club Dates by 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 403-341-6560 or email editorial@reddeeradvocate.com.

Why we love Jason Bourne

NEW YORK — At the very end of his very first night as the host of Late Night, Seth Meyers thanked his guests (Joe Biden, Amy Poehler and the band A Great Big World), thanked his house band (headed up by Fred Armisen), and then said jokingly to the audience, “If everyone could stick around, I’d like to do five hours of notes!” A brand new late-night host is like a baby, it takes some time for him or her (mostly him) to learn to walk, and no one walks right out of the womb. The first episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers will probably not be much like all the hundreds or even thousands of episodes that come after it, which in Meyers’ case is good news: his first episode was pretty bland. When NBC announced that, at Lorne Michaels’ suggestion, Meyers would be replacing Jimmy Fallon at Late Night, he seemed like a familiar, solid, not particularly exciting choice: another affable white guy. Meyers has been working on Saturday Night Live since 2001 and as a head-writer since 2006, but he appeared on camera almost exclusively on Weekend Update, and it was unclear how exactly his SNL skills would get deployed in a new format. One way is for Meyers to just transfer his skills directly, and do Weekend Update from the set of Late Night, which is what he did Monday night. “I’m going to shake things up and start this thing with a monologue,” Meyers said, before launching into what amounted to a very long Weekend Update, without the cameos by absurd guests to break it up. Most late-night monologues follow the Weekend Update form — setup, punch line — but Meyers’ delivery is so Update-ian at this point, so faux-newscaster stentorian, that his rhythm is uniform to the point of being numbing. He could use some jokes with longer set ups, just to change up the beat. Timing was a general issue: the monologue was too long, as was a bit riffing on Venn diagrams (not exactly the freshest comedic conceit). There were scads of Olympics jokes, which is what the writers had to work with these past two weeks, but that, already a day after the closing ceremony, felt a little old. Some bits had promise — Costas Vision, what Mixed Martial Arts would sound like with figureskating-style announcers — but stumbled in execution: the figure skating announcers weren’t precise enough, and why would Costas’ atrocious pinkeye have caused him to see Olympic sports as old-fashioned or remedial (a luge course turns into a hot dog sliding down a kid’s toy slide) instead of dripping, goopy or otherwise horrifying? Meyers was much better when he gave himself some time to relax. He has a nice, not overpowering self-awareness: he doesn’t make many meta-jokes, but he’s always reading the audience, paying attention to the technical things happening around him, and happy to laugh at himself. After the monologue he sat at his desk to thank Fallon, his parents, his brother, and his wife, launching into a not that funny but very appealing, self-deprecating story about how he recently let another man change his tire, that just let some air into the room. His rapport with Armisen, who leads the band — whose drummer, awesomely, is a woman (Kim Thompson, a long-time member of Beyoncé’s touring band) — was as good as expected. And their deadpan exchange about Armisen’s “new show,” a History Channel series called Recent History — which looks back on the events of the past hour — suggests there will be lots of fun and potentially weird ways for the two to play off each other. Meyers’ first guest was Amy Poehler, with whom he is close friends.

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WalkPlucked nameless from the Mediterranean, a ing back, it comes to you with a queer shock of Feb. 3 - Mar. 2, 2014 floating corpse, by the crew of an Italian fishing awareness that you have no memory of the mailbox boat (water: mother-element in the Bourne movies); or the act of mailing — and yet the letter is no longer rebirthed on the wet deck, his twitching hand elicit- in your hand. *Offer applies off the regular retail price of ing gasps of atavistic wonder; tended to — healed — 3.0L-3.78L Dulux Diamond Interior Products What happens next is the Jason Bourne version (12110, 14220, 13210, 15110 series). Cannot with gruff inexhaustible charity by the ship’s doctor of this phenomenon. A nightstick is jabbed into his be combined with any other offer or promotion. (“I’m a friend!” insists this heroic man, as a panicked shoulder: Bourne frowns, as if in recognition. He All sheens included. See store associate for Bourne rears up and starts choking him. “I am your grabs the nightstick. “Hey!” says the cop. Voltage more details. friend!”); recuperating on board, at sea, strengthen- jump, hair-raising crackle of imminent violence: ing, doing chin-ups, tying fancy seaman’s knots and The three men are momentarily one circuit. Then Ph: 403.346.5555 • 2319 Taylor Drive, Red Deer asking himself who he is in French and German — Bourne looks right, looks left, stands up and in five Mon.-Fri. 7 am - 5:30 pm • Sat. 8:30 am - 5 pm • Sun. Closed indications of hidden skill sets, strange aptitudes movements disarms and dismantles the two cops: www.dulux.ca and attainments . . . Memory loss? Identity loss, or wrist grab, forearm smash, erasure. A tiny bullet-shaped laser in his hip, pried nightstick to face, wham, out by the doctor’s scalpel, projects onto the wall an bam, an ecstasy of automaccount number from the Gemeinschaft Bank in Zur- atism. It’s over. ich, Switzerland. The only clue. So now Bourne is in Zurich, alone, unknown, past closing time, framed against blue-lit winter streets. Night falls; his breath rises. A Zurich of the mind. The scene shifts to a small urban park and See BOURNE on Page D3 STEAK HOUSE & LOUNGE two Swiss cops on night patrol. Slightly heightGALAXY CINEMAS RED DEER ened, Narnia-like quality 357-37400 HWY 2, RED DEER COUNTY 403-348-2357 Daily Lunch Special to the setting, snowflakes SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2014 wheeling down through STEAK SANDWICH TO THURSDAY MARCH 6, 2014 streetlamp pallor: “forgetful snow” as Eliot called FROZEN 3D (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED LONE SURVIVOR (14A) (GORY BRUTAL $ VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTIONED it. Dreamtime. Bourne is FRI-SUN 4:20, 7:00; MON-THURS 6:55 FRI-SUN 9:50; MON-THURS 9:30 fetal on a park bench, un- FROZEN (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED SAT-SUN 1:40 conscious again; another ROBOCOP (PG) (VIOLENCE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG THE NUT JOB (G) SAT-SUN 12:20 CHILDREN,COARSE LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTIONED LOVE (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,NOT REC. Evening Dinner Special birth-spasm approaches. FRI 4:30, 7:20, 10:10; SAT-SUN 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10; MON- ENDLESS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN) CLOSED CAPTIONED “Hey!” The cops are roust- THURS 7:10, 10:00 FRI-SUN 9:00; MON-WED 9:05 APPETIZER ing him in crisp officious THE LEGO MOVIE (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED 3 DAYS TO KILL (14A) CLOSED CAPTIONED German, telling him to get FRI 4:00, 6:30; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:00, 6:30; MON-THURS 6:35 FRI 3:40, 6:50, 9:40; SAT 12:30, 6:50, 9:40; SUN 12:30, 3:40, TIGER PRAWN CAESAR SALAD on his feet, let’s go, right 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D (18A) (GORY BRUTAL 6:50, 9:40; MON-THURS 6:50, 9:35 VIOLENCE) CLOSED CAPTIONED, NO PASSES NON-STOP (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) now, the park is closed, THURS 9:15 CLOSED CAPTIONED, NO PASSES FRI 5:20, 7:50, 10:30; MAIN COURSE no sleeping in the park! THE LEGO MOVIE 3D (G) CLOSED CAPTIONED SAT-SUN 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30; MON-THURS 7:35, From their stance, their FRI 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; SAT-SUN 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; 10:10 STEAK & LOBSTER TAIL positioning, the looseness MON-THURS 7:20, 9:50 NON-STOP (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) STAR ALONG (PG) (VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) & STROLLERS SCREENING, NO PASSES Comes with choice of potato & vegetables in their shoulders, we in- RIDE CLOSED CAPTIONED FRI 7:40; SAT-SUN WED 1:30 fer their readiness to give 2:20, 7:40; MON-THURS 7:25 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: PRINCE IGOR () SAT $ this nothing-man a beat- THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG) CLOSED CAPTIONED 10:00 ing. 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A beautifully empty vessel

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Musician Beck poses for a portrait at his home, in Malibu, Calif., on Dec. 14, 2012. Beck released his latest album ‘Morning Phase,’ and will soon return to the studio to record a second album he plans to release later this year. BY DAVID MALITZ ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES

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Who would have thought that the defining persona of one of music’s most adept and adventurous shapeshifters of the past 20 years would end up being that most traditional role of sad dude with an acoustic guitar? There’s more to Morning Phase, Beck’s first new album in 5½ years, than simple unplugged melancholy. But because he is returning from such a long layoff with an album of such singular vision, it’s hard not to interpret this as a clear statement of purpose. As Beck begins the next chapter of his career, he is most definitely not a ramshackle ragamuffin; the clown prince of the slacker ’90s; a funk lothario coming on to J.C. Penney clerks; or the experimentalist whose 2012 “album” Song Reader was released only as sheet music. He is a serious artist, making layered, gorgeous music about feelings, because that’s what serious artists do. Morning Phase is a triumph on the periphery. Elaborate flourishes and elegant arrangements decorate every song with an enveloping glow. Even if many of those lovely sounds are stock at this point — string swells and echoed vocals always come in exactly when you expect them to — they are still expertly deployed through these midtempo dirges. But the overall effect is akin to putting pencil sketches into gold-plated frames. The shiny stuff on the outside is nice but less appealing when it turns out to be the main attraction. And that’s the case on almost every song. Morning begins with gentle strumming before the plinks and bells quietly fill in spaces in verses — and then the symphonic surge announces the arrival of the chorus. “But can we start it all again?/This morning/I’ve lost all my defenses,” the 43-year-old sings. If the arrangements Beck curates (he serves as the album’s producer) are concerned with the smallest of details, his lyrics are the opposite, dealing with love and heartbreak in the broadest sense. “Some-

where else/I do not know/Time will tell/And I will go,” he sings on Say Goodbye. And on Wave, he repeats the word “isolation” in a hypnotic, drawn-out style, as if it’s the worst mantra ever. On this album, the lyrics are just another garnish. Although the ingredients seem to suggest a depressing listen, Morning Phase, to Beck’s credit, never truly drags. The songs may be far from joyous, but there’s a certain life to them. The album serves as a fitting companion to Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated film, Her, in which solitude is made better by seemingly perfect surroundings. The less-orchestral, more-rustic songs stand out as the best. Say Goodbye features some imperfectly plucked banjo that is oddly comforting, and Beck gives his vocals a hint of twang to match the accompaniment of Country Down. The latter recalls Neil Young; the older musician’s companion pieces Harvest and later Harvest Moon can be seen as an antecedent to Beck’s pairing of Mirror Phase with his 2002 album, Sea Change. Mirror Phase is one of the most unadorned songs on the album, succeeding on the strength of straightforward writing and a nifty harmonica solo. That Morning Phase is so clearly a sequel — and arguably a slightly updated carbon copy — to Sea Change, Beck’s previous exercise in sad-sackery, makes it hard not to compare the album with the rest of Beck’s discography, as well. Of course, nobody is asking Beck to re-create the collision of the genres he navigated so well in the ’90s. And even more certainly, nobody is expecting him to sing lines such as, “with the plastic eyeballs/spray paint the vegetables/ dog food skulls with the beefcake pantyhose.” (Those lyrics, from his 1993 breakout hit Loser, could have been delivered only at that specific moment in time and only by Beck.) But ultimately Mirror Phase feels like settling. It’s a gorgeous album, but it’s one that we’ve already heard before and isn’t a full course.

MEYER: Competent, likable The two have an obvious and deep connection, just building and building jokes off the silly things they said to each other. She was a great, lively first guest — she even helped out with Joe Biden, the other guest, who she has worked with on Parks and Recreation — but an almost completely nonpredictive one. On SNL, Meyers had honed a light skepticism (think, “Really? With Seth and Amy”), a pleasant eyebrow raise that might work well in interviews, but it wasn’t on display with Poehler or Biden. Meyers won’t be best friends with everyone who comes on his show, as Poehler 3D HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG PG pointed out, while she 12:45, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30 pretended to be a very JACK RYAN: bored actress. SHADOW RECRUIT PG 3:45, 10:05 Judging a late night VAMPIRE ACADEMY PG show on its very first epi1:10, 3:50, 10:15 sode is almost cruel. Late AMERICAN HUSTLE 14A Coarse lang. 3:35, 7:00, 9:50 Night with Seth Meyers felt AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY 14A totally professional and 1:00, 3:40, 7:15 not at all embarrassing — 3D I, FRANKENSTEIN PG which means it also felt Violence, frightening scenes. Not rec. for young children 7:20 standard and boilerplate. 2D I, FRANKENSTEIN PG If Meyers really wants Violence, frightening scenes. those notes, my big one is: Not rec. for young children 10:10 I still don’t know what dis- KUNG FU PANDA 2 G 1:20, 3:55 tinguishes Seth Meyers, a competent and likable guy, from anyone else. He’s only got hundreds and hundreds of episodes to figure it out. Paskin, Slate’s TV critic, has written for New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Salon. com.

Who am I? Who trained me? My substance was not hid from thee, says the psalmist to his God, in Psalm 139, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Yet somehow my substance is hidden from myself. I’m programmed — but for what? For some virtuoso mauling, clearly. But there must be a mission, a commission, some greater duty. To find it out, that’s a long road. That might take two or three movies. Look at Jason Bourne fleeing the scene, shedding his coat as he goes. Short movements, maximum efficiency. He looks like a man imprisoned in motion. James Parker is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

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LEADBEATER (Reierson) Betsy Celia 1916-2014 “Always a lady, forever a diplomat” In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away February 26, 2014 at the Mountain Lakes Seniors Community in Nelson BC. She was born November 2nd,1916 the youngest of 7 children, to Norwegian homesteaders, Tolef and Marie Reierson, in Scotsgard, Saskatchewan. Betsy grew up in Scotsgard and graduated from high school in 1933. She went on to study nursing in the Regina General Hospital and graduated in 1939. In 1941, Betsy was awarded the Carss Scholarship and attended McGill University in Montreal. She graduated with distinction and returned to the Regina General Hospital to become an instructor at the nursing school and later on, a supervisor. Betsy was proud to be a nurse and lived a life of caring for others. September 14, 1944, Betsy married Reverend Thomas L. Leadbeater in Regina Saskatchewan. She continued her nursing career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then in Victoria B.C. Betsy and her husband were in parishes in Pittsburgh, Victoria and Nelson BC, as well as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer (Pine Lake). She always remained a prairie girl at heart. She and Thomas returned to Nelson in June 2012 and took up residency at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community. Betsy is survived by her husband, Ven.Thomas Leadbeater(98), her beloved sister Agnes Reierson(100), as well as her three children: David and Graeme(Shannon) and Betsy Anne(Leon) DeClercq. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her Funeral service will be held at St. Saviour Pro Cathedral, Anglican Church, Nelson B.C. 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1st 2014. The family wishes to thank the very caring staff at Mountain Lakes, especially those in Lombardy Cottage and of course Dr Trevor Janz. In lieu of flowers a donation may be sent to St. Saviour Pro Cathedral Anglican Church (Building Fund), 701 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L1T3. Betsy’s spirit and grace has touched us all. She will always be remembered, loved and missed. Arrangements are under the direction of THOMPSON FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca ADAMS Herman Mar. 17, 1924 to Feb. 23, 2014 It is with sadness that Herman’s family announces his passing. He was surrounded by his wife Audrey (of almost 68 years) and his 3 daughters. Herman was born in Galahad, Alberta, son of Carl and Sophie Adams. He leaves behind his wife Audrey; his daughters Bernie (Randy) Jahns, Bev (Alvin) Jahns, Bonnie (Jack) McDermott; his granddaughters Nicole (Daryl), Cari and Kerbi; his grandsons Stacy (Candice), Levi and Colton and his great grandchildren Brittney and Ava Jahns, Hudson and Charlie Boadway. At Herman’s request we will have a Celebration of his life in the summer in Forestburg. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Herman’s name to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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GROSS Donald Allen It is with overwhelming sorrow and sadness that our loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son and hero has left this world to join his family in Heaven. Don was born in Magrath, Alberta on February 22, 1948 and passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on February 24, 2014. Don was predeceased by his parents, George and Irene; brothers, Darrel and Bryan; great niece, Cari Smith; and his great nephew, Chance Goacher. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, to whom he was her husband and hero; sons, Darren (Allison), Michael and Travis; 2 granddaughters; sisters, Joan (Terry) Browning and Janice (Laurie) Butler; brother, Gary (Denise); sistersin-law, Debrah Weeteringen, Barb Smart (Steve) and Sharon (Billy) Jones; brotherin-law, David Smart; 28 nieces and nephews; 24 great nieces and nephews; as well as extended family members, colleagues and many close friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 08, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 3310 50 Avenue, Red Deer. It is our wish in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Don’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer & District SPCA, 4505 - 77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 2J1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

BRAGG Norris With sadness we announce the passing of Norris Joseph Bragg on February 26, 2014 at the Ponoka Hospital. Norris was born Aug 24, 1925 and grew up in the Elkhorn area. He worked throughout Alberta as a grain buyer for the Alberta Wheat Pool from 1950-1984. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Frieda, daughter Wanda (Arlo) Beck, son Bill (Maureen), step-son David (Karen) Lawrence, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Norris was predeceased by his first wife Elsie, five brothers, two sisters and step-daughter Marie Dickinson. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Ponoka Funeral Home (5115-50 Avenue, Ponoka) with Pastor Dick Duffin officiating. Norris’ family would like to thank the staff at the Red Deer Hospital and Ponoka Hospital for their wonderful care. Donations can be made in his memory to your local SPCA or the charity of your choice. To express condolences to Norris’ family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 403.783.3122

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RILEY Cheryl Oct. 27,1950 - Feb. 23, 2014 On February 23, 2014, Cheryl passed away peacefully with her family at her side after a long battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 36 years Eldon, Parents; Edwin and Violet Kisinger, daughters; Alissa (Steven), Aleigha (Jared), and Nana’s precious grandchildren; Austin and Olivia, Joshua and Katelyn. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, moved to Calgary then to Red Deer where she met Eldon. They married and raised their two girls. During that time, she worked at AGT, later Telus, then at Vital Documents until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surviving that battle, she spent her time being with her family and friends, camping at Wilderness and volunteering with victims services. Cheryl always had a positive attitude, she loved being with her family and friends. Over the years, she volunteered with the Brownies/Girl Guides and the Red Deer Royals. She was an avid camper and enjoyed travelling. Cheryl was an accomplished crafter, enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, crocheting and was the ultimate organization queen. A memorial service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cheryl’s name may be made directly to the Cancer Center, Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942-50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

BUCHANAN Andrew Oct. 27, 1923 - Feb. 25, 2014 It is with great sorrow that the family of Andrew Mark Buchanan announce his passing at the age of 90. Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Grace Buchanan. Born in Birnie, Manitoba. Residing in the Red Deer area since 1975. Honourably served our country in WW2 with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 1942-1945. Andy was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Lynne Buchanan. Survived by his sons, Blair (Jackie) Buchanan, Ron (Darcy) Buchanan; daughter, Debbie (Wes) Neal; grandchildren, Tanus Smith, Melissa (Erik), Alyson, Andrew and Brittney Buchanan, Jason and Jeffery Neal, Bryce Buchanan; great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Joshua, Brandon and Sylis Smith as well as our newest Gift Vincent Bruce Aguilera. At Andy’s request, no Funeral will be held. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca

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Obituaries GIBSON 1936 - 2014 Mrs. Donalda “Donnie” Gibson of Red Deer, wife of Bill Gibson, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Details regarding a memorial service for Donnie will be announced at a later date once arrangements have been completed. E mail condolences for Donnie’s family may be sent to meaningfulmemorials@yahoo.ca MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944

Obituaries BODWELL Joseph Kenneth It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joe Bodwell on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Joe will be sadly missed by Darlene, his soul mate and best friend of 56 years, their four children and their grandchildren: Lorri (Ron) Hortobagyi, (Elise and Stephanie); Joanne Courtice (Dale Vold), (Wade); Lucinda (Craig) Sheardown, (Cooper and Jake); Brad (Shauna) Bodwell, (Jordyn, Taylor and Colton). He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters from the Bodwell and Johannson families, numerous family members, as well as by many treasured friends. Joe was born to be a farmer. He grew up on his family farm in the Springvale district east of Red Deer and he and Darlene went on to purchase the farm from Joe’s parents in 1967. He continued his passion of farming long after moving into Red Deer in 1998. He was in the fields cultivating this past fall and still checking farm machinery magazines this month. Joe was very proud to farm alongside his son, Brad. Joe was an avid curler in leagues and bonspiels, also curling competitively for many years. He served as President of both the Red Deer Curling Club and the Farmers Bonspiel. Joe was also very involved with the Red Deer Exhibition and its transition to the Westerner Exposition Association, of which he was a Board Member for many years. He was also instrumental in starting the Agri-Trade Exposition in Red Deer. Over the years, Joe and Darlene took many wonderful holidays, enjoying lots of laughs with family and friends. In later years, they spent several winters travelling to Arizona and eventually bought a winter home there where they continued to enjoy their friends as well as the game and camaraderie of golf. Joe was a warm, vibrant, fun-loving person who loved life. People were drawn to Joe’s contagious smile and sense of humour. In keeping with Joe’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s name may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, 3942 50A Ave., P.O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 4E7. E-mail condolences for the family may be forwarded to: meaningfulmemorials@yahoo.ca

STANFIELD (Le Vesconte) 1924 - 2014 Jean passed away peacefully on February 21, 2014 at the age of 89 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Family brought her joy and laughter. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ralph Stanfield (Sheila), Diane Zimmerman (Jimmy); grandsons Garrett (Kim), Aaron (Bailey) Zimmerman; You placed gold on my finger great grandsons Lucas, Carter You brought love like I’ve never known and Tyler. Also to cherish Jean’s You gave life to our children memory are sisters Ruth And to me a reason to go on. Henderson (Calgary), Kathleen You’re my bread when I’m hungry Schaeffer (Victoria), many nieces, You’re my shelter from troubled winds nephews, family members You’re my anchor in life’s ocean and friends. Jean was born in But most of all you’re my Best Friend. Regina. Sask. and moved to Goodbye my Love Calgary living out most of her life . Jean lost the love of her MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS life Ross at a young age Funeral Service which resulted in her having Red Deer 587-876-4944 to be sole provider for her children. She worked hard and was proud of her jobs at the McGavin’s Bakery, Palliser Hotel, Carolina and other restaurants she managed where In Memoriam she made many friends and even more memories. Also McDONALD learning many life lessons Donald Alexander “Don” that she passed on to her April 29, 1923 - March 1, 2013 family. Jean was an avid bowler winning many trophies and top Always lovingly remembered awards, was always ready to play cards, going to crib Hilary, Marg, Greg, tournaments and always Clinton, & Ryan ready to yell BINGO at her weekly Bingo games. She enjoyed knitting, crosswords, watching game shows and reading her weekly magazines to keep current with the world of entertainment. Jean was very active running the Bingo BESSELINK at West Hillhurst Community Colleen Louis Association in Calgary, volunteered May 31, 1965 - Feb. 23, 2014 with the seniors go-getters A Celebration of life will be and various other groups. Jean held for Colleen on Saturday, was predeceased by her March 01, 2014 at 1:00 pm at husband Ross; her parents Olive the Word Of Life Center in and Ernest Le Vesconte; Red Deer. sisters Noreen Kayter and Dorothy Kimmit; several other family and friends. Jean lived her later years in Red Deer with her daughter; Funeral Directors lived at Parkvale Lodge from & Services 2008-2013, a short time at MANLEY Pines Lodge and Unit 31 at In loving memory of our dear RDRH. Jean’s family extends daughter, Shannon Dawn, their most heartfelt gratitude who joined her sister, Tricia to the nurses and doctors for in Heaven 20 years ago. their care, kindness and compassion they provided Silent memories keep you near Jean and her family as they made As time unfolds another year Unit 31 her home in her last No longer in our lives to share months. It was a rollercoaster But in our hearts ride filled with restful days you’re always there. and on Jean’s good days she Today, tomorrow, our whole showed the world there were life through still sparks and humour left in her. We will always love and “To be absent from the body is to remember you. be present with the Lord Jesus.” May you and Trish always John 3:16 walk in sunshine. The family will host a memorial tea at Parkvale Lodge, Red Forever in our hearts Deer, AB on March 1, 2014, and in starting at 2:00 p.m. our minds ~ Mom and Dad

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FT LIVE-IN CAREGIVER REQ’D IN R.D. DUTIES INCL: CHILDCARE FOR 3 BOYS, ALSO PERFORMING BASIC HOUSEHOLD TASKS PH 403-314-2240 TO APPLY LIVE in caregiver for elderly parents on farm near Rimbey. Driving req’d. Salary standard live in wages. Angela 403-348-1016 call or text or Sue 403-650-3047 WANTED F/T live-in nanny for infant in Red Deer. $10.19/hr 40/week. Call Michael (403)396-4480

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Bar W Petroleum & Electric ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK Fast paced Service Company is currently looking for an ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK to provide a wide variety of office duties: Data entry, filing, creating and tracking spreadsheets, making travel arrangements, answering multi-line phone system, coordinate with other departments to ensure timely production of a variety of documents. Candidates must be: organized, thorough and have a good time management skills, good communications and team skills, proficient at typing/ data entry with high rate if accuracy and attention to detail, proficient at Word and Excel. Please fax resume to (403) 347-9310 or Email: administration@ barwpetroleum.com

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Registered Dental Assistant required for new clinic opening up in Penhold, minutes south of Red Deer. Position will be part-time to start (3 days), with the potential to expand to full-time. Looking to fill position by April 2014. Training in RDA program is a must; experience is an asset. Please send resume with references to centralabdentist @gmail.com

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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.

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

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and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: hr@bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

Legal Assistant positions in the areas of Litigation and Corporate/Commercial are If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company available. Minimum 2-5 Please apply on our years experience in the Career Section relevant fields is a on our website requirement. Cores III www.alstaroilfield.com accreditation for the Corporate/Commercial “Committed to enriching the position is highly lives of our workforce, while recommended. Providing quality energy Competitive salaries, great construction solutions” benefits in a good working SYLVAN Lake. Opening environment on offer. Hiring full time Operation for pilot car drivers. Only Please email your resume Coordinator/Field exp’d need apply. Safety to the Office manager at Supervisor for local oilfield bonus program, top wages ssimmons@altalaw.ca. testing company and benefits. Email resume Only candidates on the Must be local (Red Deer area) tom@roncooilfield.ca short list will be contacted Must have testing or fax. 403-887-4892 for interviews. experience Competitive salary Health benefits offered Send resume to Medical ken@darkstarproduction. com HIGHLAND PARK MEDICAL CLINIC Sylvan Lake. Openings for Looking for medical drivers for winch tractor receptionist for busy walk and swampers. Safety in medical clinic for weekbonus program, top wages ends and evenings. and benefits. Email resume Please bring in NOW HIRING tom@roncooilfield.ca resume to: Highland Park Well Testing Personnel or fax. 403-887-4892 Medical Walk-In Clinic Experienced Supervisors 2B, 6315 Horn St. & Operators ZUBAR Production Red Deer AB T4N 6H5 Must have valid applicable Services tickets is currently taking resumes Email: lstouffer@ for experienced testalta.com Production Testing Oilfield Personnel Email resume to: rdzubaroffice@telus.net Bar W Petroleum & or fax to (403)346-9420. Electric Must have all valid tickets.

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Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field Restaurant/ operations for an intermediate Hotel oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a CALKINS CONSULTING Fast paced Service heavy duty mechanic or o/a Tim Hortons Company is currently journeyman instrument Food Service Manager looking for a Service mechanic and possess 5 positions, F/T & P/ T, Coordinator Assistant. strong mechanical skills, Duties include: Answering be quick learners, motivated $9.95 - $18/hr. depending on exp. and availability. multi-line phone system, and hard working and live Permanent shift work, coordinating and managing or be willing to relocate weekends, days, nights service calls, create, within a 20 minute commute and evening shifts. 3-5 yrs. schedule and manage/ to workplace location. This exp., completion of secontrack work orders and position offers a challenging dary school. Start date purchase orders, data work environment, attractive ASAP. Apply in person entry, ensure all supporting benefits with competitive 6620 Orr Drive. documents are received. pay and significant room Fax: 403-782-9685 Candidates must be for promotion. Call 403-848-2356 organized, thorough and Please submit resumes have good time Luau Investments Ltd. managements skills, good Attn: Human Resources o/a Tim Hortons communications skills and email:kwolokoff@ #100, 4217 - 50 Ave proficient at typing with a bearspawpet.com #7, 6721 - 50 Ave high rate of accuracy Fax 403-252-9719 7111 - 50 Ave and attention to detail, Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 62 Carleton Ave proficient in Word and Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Food Service Supervisors Excel, demonstrate the Full Time/Part Time/ ability to respond to rapidly Shift Work changing situations and Night/Overnight/ make critical decisions in a Early Morning/Weekend timely fashion. Some high school education, plus 2 years related experience Please fax resumes to: $10 to $13.50/hr depending 403-347-9310 or email PRODUCTION TESTING on experience/availability administration @ EXPERIENCED Apply in person from barwpetroleum.com SUPERVISORS and 9am to 5pm TESTERS Or by fax at 403-341-6006 You can sell your guitar Day & Night for a song... Must have tickets. Luau Investments Ltd. or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Top paid wages. o/a Tim Hortons and we’ll sell it for you! Based out of Devon, AB. #100, 4217 - 50 Ave Email resume to: #7, 6721 - 50 Ave kathy@dragonsbreathpt.ca 62 Carleton Ave Food Service Managers Start your career! Full Time/Part Time/ See Help Wanted Shift Work Night/Overnight/ REQUIRED IMMED. Early Morning/Weekend. HOT SHOT DRIVER. High School Diploma, plus Benefits after 3 months. 3 years related experience Fax resume & abstract to $14 to $18/hr depending 403-342-2152 on experience/availability SITE SAFETY Apply in person from 9am to 5pm SERVICES INC. Or by fax at 403-341-6006 Currently accepting resumes for the following:

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SHOPHAND Experience working on Breathing Apparatus and Breathing Air trailers. Send resume and certificates to sitesafe@telusplanet.net or fax to: 403-887-8864

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ELEMENTS is looking 5 Beauty Treatment Operators. Selling seasonal gift packages & personal care products in Parkland Mall-4747 67th St Red Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus bonus & commission, F/T, Beauty certification req’d email resumes: elementsreddeerbto@ gmail.com

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CERTIFIED TEACHER REQUIRED with a Bachelor of Education from Alberta for a .5 position in a private ESC. Contract until June 2014. Wages negotiable. Experience with a blended class an asset. Apply to: Oriole@brightpathkids.com

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

Strong computer skills and clean Class 5 req. Equal opportunity employer. Competitive wage & benefits package. Email resume: lindsay@prolineinc.ca

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The Piper Creek Foundation is a non-profit senior’s housing organization. We operate 3 lodges and 8 apartment buildings within the City of Red Deer and are currently recruiting a permanent part-time Finance Assistant. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: - Provide accounting & clerical support - Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for the Foundation - Prepare & maintain accounting documents and records - Reconcile accounts in a timely manner - Provide assistance and support to Foundation personnel - Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: - Minimum 2 years successful office experience or equivalent education - Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures & systems - Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) - Strong organizational, and communication skills (Written and verbal) are a must - Sound analytical skills - Detail oriented and deadline driven - Excellent team player with the ability to work independently - Demonstrated initiative, follow-through and problem-solving ability Par Range - $18-$20/hour Please apply in writing prior to March 7, 2014

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BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or dtl@telus.net EXP’D CLASS 1 end dump driver for local haul. Please fax resume with driver’s abstract 403-342-6881

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

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RENTAL & TRUCKING Company looking for class • Math and Science for the Trades Program 1 picker/winch operator to join our team. 15 on 6 off • GED Preparation schedule, salary plus bonus and benefits. Please Gov’t of Alberta Funding send current resume & may be available. drivers abstract to info@ 403-340-1930 gsequipmentcanada.com or fax 403-346-5127. www.academicexpress.ca

Truckers/ Drivers

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BOBCAT OPERATORS. Offering High Paced Work with Competitive Wages and Local Job Sites. Applicant Must Have A Valid Class 3 License with Air. Experience in Fine Grading and Finishing is a Must. Knowledge of the Area Would Be an Asset. A Positive Attitude is a must. Please Submit Resume with Driver’s Abstract in person to: 5913 Len Thompson Drive Lacombe, AB E-mail: db-front@telus.net or by Fax: 403-782-7786 No Phone Calls Please

Misc. Help

880

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

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

FULL TIME POSITION

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Work days & evenings. Salary commensurate with training and experience. Excellent benefit package. Must have valid registration for RN/RPN. Position to start immediately.

Oilfield

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

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

790

RN / RPN

Permanent Part-Time - 3 Days/Week

850

CARPENTERS and laborers with exp. in farm buildings. 403-318-6406

PARTS PERSON

Apply in writing to: Donna Lantz Care Manager Northcott Care Centre 4209 48 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1P4 dlantz@northcottcarecentre.com Ph. 403-783-4764 Fax 403-783-6420

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: satjobs@shaw.ca

LUBE TECH

Possibility of leading to apprenticeship. Fax resume to: 403-341-5066 Attn. Greg Rempel

Trades

Experienced Siders Needed Call 403-588-3210

BUSY DEALERSHIP REQUIRES

DAIRY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER looking for a detail oriented LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Has potential to become Full Time. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please

850

Trades

ELEMENTS is looking for GOODMEN ROOFING Ltd (7700-76 St Close, Red 5 retail sales reps. selling Deer) requires 5 Lowseason gift packages and personal care products in Slope Roofers to install flat and low-slope roofing Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. systems. High School Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No diploma & min. 3 yrs. exp exp. req`d. Please email required. $25/hr. benefits after 6 months. Apply: elementsreddeer@gmail.com lisa@goodmenroofing.ca SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, LOOKING FOR selling soap & bath EXPERIENCED products $14.55/hr. + CLASS 1 DRIVERS bonus & comm. Beauty AND EXPERIENCED cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS. St. Red Deer. email Please email resume to premierjobrdbto@ tarific@telusplanet.net gmail.com or fax 403-340-1246. SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling MECHANIC soap & bath products. REQUIRED $12.10 hr + bonus & comMotor coach company mission. Ft No exp. req`d. looking for 4th year or Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. journeyman. Experience Red Deer. email resume to with motor coaches premierjobrd@gmail.com preferred. Send resume to frontbus@platinum.ca or WIRELESS WORLD fax 403.-347-4999 requires 2 Retail Sales Associates for Bower NEW EMPLOYMENT Place Mall, 149A 4900 OPPORTUNITY Molly Banister Drive., CENTRAL CITY Red Deer, AB; FT, perm to start ASAP; Will train, ASPHALT LTD. provide direct mobile Experienced phone sales and customer • Screedman support services at • Rakerman location & other duties; • Finish Roller Operator $12.00/hr. Email Resume: †Email resume: retailjobs@ office@ccal.com mywirelessworld.ca Fax resume: (403) 885-5137

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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Please apply in writing prior to Mar. 14, 2014 Kim Aucoin #301, 4719 - 48 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3T1 Fax: (403) 343-2332 Email: info@pipercreek.ca

820

SENIOR H2S SAFETY SUPERVISORS: Minimum 3 year’s safety experience on Drilling and Service Rigs.

Permanent Full Time Position

The Piper Creek Foundation is a non-profit senior’s housing organization. We operate 3 lodges and 8 apartment buildings within the City of Red Deer and are currently recruiting for a Permanent Full Time Administration Assistant position. This position reports to the Office Manager and will provide maintenance workflow administration/system management support to the Maintenance Department. Primary Duties & Responsibilities: - Act as the single point of contact for the Maintenance Department - Maintain data for the Operational Review & Standards Audit - Support the maintenance workflow processes, safe work procedures and team planning - Provide support for all jobs in the area of Administration Minimum Qualifications: - Minimum 2 years successful office experience or equivalent education - Basic understanding of Maintenance Work Management systems as well as planning and scheduling concepts - Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Access, Excel and Outlook) - Strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal) are a must - Excellent team player with the ability to work independently - Demonstrated initiative, follow-through and problem-solving ability - Compassion and desire to work with Seniors Pay Range: $18-$20/hour

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EASTVIEW Erickson Dr., Eldrige Cr., Everitt Cr., Elkin Cl., $187/mo. ALSO 37 Ave. from 39 St. to 44 St. and Exeter Cr. and 38A Ave. Area $111/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA 41 Ave. from Ross St. to 44 St. + 4000 Block of 47 St. and 44 Block of 40A Ave. $63/mo ALSO 40A, 41 & 42 Ave. between 39 St. & 44 St. $120/mo.

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ALSO

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

URGENT! Please call/fax within 1 hour of receiving

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Warehouse Representative

Required for Rimbey Oilfield Supply Store Duties to include: Rowell Composed Cl. & Ritson Cl. FRI., JULY 1 INSERT DATE: _________________________________________ $87/mo. Customer Service Heavy Lifting Involved by Inventory Control Deliveries (with trailer) ALSO 1 x 70 AD SIZE: _________________________________________ Clerical Duties Shipping & Receiving BY Cres, Rich Cl., West half of Robinson Forklift Operations

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Kim Aucoin #301, 4719 - 48 Avenue Red Deer AB T4N 3T1 Fax: (403) 343-2332 Email: info@pipercreek.ca

Experienced Oilfield Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d Construction FLOORHANDS & Lead Hands DERRICK HANDS Experienced Oilfield Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants Construction must have all necessary Labourers valid tickets for the position being applied for. Experience Oilfield Bearspaw offers a Project Foreman very competitive salary

Sales & Distributors

Please Send Resume to: $84/mo. FINAL Email: rick.davies@meridianvalve.ca Fax: (403) 843PROOF. - 3775 Proof read and approve or mark corrections. Proofing is the responsibility of the Advertiser. Thank for your co-operation th In Person: 5618 – 44 St, Rimbey (behind the A&W) Call Jamieyou 403-314-4306

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880

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

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AFTERNOON

newspaper carriers needed in the following areas: BOWER

(Reliable vehicle needed.)

ANDERS AREA

INGLEWOOD AREA MORRISROE AREA

SUNNYBROOK AREA VANIER AREA

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

in

Kentwood Kennings Cres. & Kirby St. Normandeau Nellis & Norton Ave. also Nordegg Cres. & 76 St. Oriole Park West O’Brien Cres & Oxley Cl. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info FULL TIME SCREENPRINTER. Will train the right person. Apply in person to Grand Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer

MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK WESTLAKE For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

HIGH Paying Entry Level Positions

We are a growing water purification company proudly serving families across central AB. Average starting base pay of approx. $18/hr. with room for rapid advancement. In house training is provided to qualified applicants. Applicants should be motivated, reliable, professional, and possess a thirst for knowledge. Call to schedule an interview between 10 am and 7 pm. 403-356-0330 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! LOOKING for P/T person to clean motor coaches. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Transportation required: location 10 miles from Red Deer. Please forward resume to frontbus@platinum.ca or fax to 403-347-4999 MANAGEMENT TEAM req’d for mobile home park in Innisfail, Alberta. This 125 site park req’s a selfstarting team to manage its day to day operations effective April 1. Incd’s all aspects of maintenance, rent collections and supervision. Call 435-656-0992 for further info. e-mail your resume to: dapmap.rd@gmail.com P/T CASHIER Clerk. Apply with resume to Highland Green Value Drug Mart.

CARRIER SUPERVISOR

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880

MORNING

newspaper carriers needed in the following areas: WESTLAKE For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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

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

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

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

MORRISROE AREA Vista Village SUNNYBROOK AREA Somerset Close Springfield Ave.

Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Drive

1630

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

Firewood

1660

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

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

Household Furnishings

1720

1500-1990

Auctions

1530

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A NEXT ANTIQUE SALE Sun. MARCH 2, 1 pm

DISHES, 3 sets of 8 place setting, $45. each. 403-343-6218

WEIGHTED Hula Hoop, $5. NORDIC Walking Poles, $25. Wooden Walking Stick, $5. 403-309-3475

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

www.bigstrapperauctions.net

Clothing

1590

JONES OF NEW YORK LADIES NAVY SUIT. Size 14W. Like new. $10. 403-343-1112

Employment Training

1840

Dogs

TO GIVE AWAY TO GOOD HOME 5 year old Beagle mix. Female, spayed. 403-343-0015 after 6 p.m.

Travel Packages

1900

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AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

2 TONE western saddle $500 firm 403-343-3371 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

900

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820

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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

CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

LANCASTER; 1/2 duplex w/front attach garage. 2 bdrm., 1 den, 5 appliances. Suitable for adults. N/S, No Pets. Avail. March 1st. $1500/mo. rent, $1200 S/D Contact 780-720-2993

Houses For Sale

4020

2 SPEC HOMES Ready for your colours. Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820

ORIOLE PARK

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

CUSTOM BUILT

NEW HOMES by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550

Horse Riding Facility & 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

Farms/ Land

at www.garymoe.com

4070 Locally owned and family operated

4100

Property

TURN KEY Business for sale in Ponoka. 15 unit complex. 100% occupancy. Earns $10,000/mo. Asking $577,000. 403-963-0204

Commercial Property

5040

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.

INNISFAIL: New

DUPLEX large single att. garage, 1.5 lots, walkout, infloor heat, air cond., 2 large decks, fully dev. up/down & landscaped, high eff. furnace & water heater. $329,900 No GST. 403-396-3203

6581 SQ. FT. BEAUTIFUL OFFICE SPACE in Riverside I1 with bay & fenced yard. Must be seen. Glenn Moore at C21 403-346-6655.

3 BDRM. Oriole Park, 4 appl., incl. water., avail. April 1, $840/mo. 403-348-6594

GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000

MORRISROE MANOR

1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

MUST SEE! RISER HOMES

NEW BLACKFALDS Modified Bi-level - 1 Only Walk-out. 1600 sq.ft. beautiful 3 bdrm., large garage, large deck, very modern interior, 2 bath w/master bath & spa. Fireplace. Backing onto green trail. Many extras. $432,235. Please phone Lloyd at 403-391-9294

MUST SELL

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

MUST SELL

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

PONOKA, lrg. 1 bdrm apt. incld’s, laundry & all utils. $750. Avail. end of Feb. no pets, n/s 403-993-3441

Pinnacle Estates

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Snowmobiles

POLARIS, older, complete tuneup, $1500.; trailer $600. obo 403-340-1403

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

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

Misc. Automotive

5240

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2010 ESCAPE top of line, leather, heated seats, sunland, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, roof, etc, new Michelin tires, fully inspected, 1 mi. off pavement, good $13,900 403-343-1021 surface lease revenue. Inquire with your name and address to: Box 1079, HERE TO HELP c/o Red Deer Advocate, & HERE TO SERVE 2950 Bremner Ave., Trucks Call GORD ING at Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9 RE/MAX real estate 2004 TOYOTA Tundra central alberta 403-341-9995 140,000 kms, gord.ing@remax.net Income $13,500 403-872-4748

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Vanson Close / Visser St.

5030

Cars

455 ACRES AGRICULTURAL

3030

Suites

4040

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3190

Condos/ Townhouses

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3090

FULLY Furn. BDRM. $450 rent/sd 403-342-4604

TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798

SE Red Deer

Cherry Hill Auction & Appraisals Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988

1830

Cats

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SUNDAY MARCH 2 11 am * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall PARTIAL LIST ONLY Hesston Buckle Collection, HO Train Set, Grain Dryer Industrial Carpentry Equipment, Riding Lawn Mower, Royal Doulton Figurines, Gemstone Jewelry, Sewing Table, Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Electronics, Hand & Power Tools, Shop Tools, Misc. And MUCH MORE For a complete list and Directions visit www.cherryhillauction.com Terms of Sale: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions.

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

LACOMBE, 1 bdrm. w/balOSTRICH Belts, New size cony, recent reno, Apr.1, 36. $80. 403-347-5912 n/s, no children, no pets, $750/mo, DD same, PAPER Shredder, Costco, 403-782-2681 straight cut, like new. $15; Tripod stand for bird cage; LACOMBE, 2 BDRM. $10. 403-755-2760 w/balcony, Apr.1, n/s, no children, no pets, $800/mo, SET OF HEAVY DUTY MAGNETIC TRUCKERS DD same, 403-782-2681 ROAD FLARES. $30. LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. 403-348-6449 SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 SMALL freezer 34”x 21” $80; guitar $50 403-346-4811

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Bolivarian National Police officers push demonstrators to prevent them from blocking the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Anti-government protesters rallied to demand an end to the government crackdown on protests and the release of those jailed in recent weeks. testers they watch on television burning trash and setting up barricades in leafy neighbourhoods that they could never aspire to live in. On top of that, the two men leading the opposition haven’t been able to agree on a strategy. Capriles has come closest to expanding the base by reaching out to Chavez backers, promising to protect the revolution’s social gains. That brought him within 225,000 votes of winning the election in April to choose a successor to the late Chavez. But he’s been pushed from that path by Lopez, leader of a smaller opposition party, who seized on this month’s student-led protests to call even more people into the streets, a move that landed him in jail charged with arson and incitement. That has forced Capriles and other opposition figures to rally behind him. Capriles conceded the demonstrations may have strengthened Maduro’s hand in the short term by distracting Venezuelans from their daily frustrations and giving him a convenient scapegoat on which to blame a coming economic crisis caused by heavy-handed government policies. Indeed, Maduro has trained state-run television cameras on

the barricades of trash and furniture erected by the opposition. “Now they want to blame me if there are shortages, but they are the ones who don’t let through the trucks with rice, grains, milk and flour,” Maduro said at a rally on Tuesday with employees of the state telephone company. “The rest of the country is like you all, working, studying.” To be sure, there are some signs that unrest is spreading to at least a few working-class neighbourhoods around the country, even if most have remained calm despite the protests in tonier districts. “How is it possible that there are food shortages, that my husband who worked (with an automotive company) ended up without a job?” said Adriana Suarez, a homemaker who banged a pot in protest Wednesday outside her house in a working-class neighbourhood of Valencia, an industrial city about 170 kilometres west of Caracas with an opposition mayor. She complained that the state supermarkets have food, but are only open to government supporters, while private ones have bare shelves. While Chavez did some good things, the economic mess he left behind can’t go on, she said.

Same-sex marriage legally recognized in Kentucky JUDGE’S ORDER REQUIRES STATE TO RECOGNIZE GAY AND LESBIAN MARRIAGES FROM OTHER STATES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge signed an order Thursday directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, capping a hectic 24 hours in the battle over gay rights that is raging across America. The Kentucky decision was just the latest victory for gay rights advocates. A federal judge on Wednesday declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional, handing same-sex marriage proponents their biggest victory yet, pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court. It followed similar recent decisions in Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia. Then on Wednesday night, Arizona’s Republican governor vetoed a bill passed by her own party’s state legislators that was designed to protect people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Opponents called it legalized discrimination of gays. The bill was part of a backlash against an unprecedented barrage of marriage-equality lawsuits in states where voters have overwhelmingly opposed recognition of gay and lesbian couples. Kentucky’s ruling Thursday only requires the state to recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed in other states or countries. It does not deal with whether the state can be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Judge John G. Heyburn II issued a final order overturning part of Kentucky ban on gay marriages, making official his Feb. 12 preliminary ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriages treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.” The ruling didn’t affect a related lawsuit seeking to force the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which will be decided later this year. Nevertheless, it still drew the ire of religious leaders who said Heyburn’s decision takes away Kentucky’s right to determine its policies regarding marriage. The order means married same-sex couples may change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain any other benefits of a married couple in Kentucky. Kentucky’s attorney general has asked for a delay,

which hasn’t been ruled upon. Proponents of same-sex marriage have been emboldened by last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said legally married gay couples could not be denied federal benefits. Their quick series of legal victories has come amid growing support for gay marriage, according to polls. Opponents of gay marriage have been scrambling to respond. Bills are making their way through several state legislatures, some intended to protect gay-marriage bans, others to protect individuals or businesses who, for religious reasons, don’t want to serve same-sex couples. Arizona’s was the first religious exemption bill to pass a state legislature. Kentucky’s constitutional ban was approved by voters in 2004, amid a wave of bans passed around the United States. Kentucky’s included a clause that out-of-state same-sex marriages would not be recognized. Dawn Elliott, an attorney for a couple pursuing recognition of a marriage performed in Canada, praised the ruling. “It’s a great day to be from the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Elliott said. “I hope that the attorney general and governor that I voted for, don’t jump on the appeal bandwagon.” It was unclear if or how many people would seek to immediately take advantage of the rights recognized in the rulings. Elliott and co-counsel Shannon Fauver said their clients were considering doing so Thursday afternoon, but had not decided. Nore Ghibaudy, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Clerk of Court, said until the state issues a directive notifying clerks of the legal change, no same-sex name changes or other legal documents will be issued. Allison Martin, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, said the office was reviewing the ruling and would have a statement later Thursday. In his 23-page ruling issued Feb. 12, Heyburn concluded that the government may define marriage and attach benefits to it but cannot “impose a traditional or faith-based limitation” without a sufficient justification for it.“ “Assigning a religious or traditional rationale for a law does not make it constitutional when that law discriminates against a class of people without other reasons,” wrote Heyburn.

WASHINGTON — A chemical weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world’s worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday. The report by the State Department also foreshadowed the unrest in Ukraine that just toppled its government. The survey singled out some countries that appear regularly in this annual roundup of abuses: Iran, for manipulation of elections and civil liberties restrictions; North Korea, for rampant reports of extrajudicial killings, detentions, and torture; and Belarus, for beatings of protesters and lack of checks and balances by the authoritarian government. But the department it said the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on the Damascus suburbs in Syria was “one of many horrors in a civil war filled with countless crimes against humanity,” including the torture and murder of prisoners, and the targeting of civilians with barrel bombs and Scud missiles. “The tragedy that has befallen the Syrian people stands apart in its scope and human cost,” according to the report. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war. The chemical weapons attack, which Washington blames on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, killed at least 1,429 people, including more than 400 children, according to the U.S. The U.S. cites intelligence reports for those totals, but has not provided specifics on how they were obtained. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collects information from a network of anti-regime activists in Syria, has reported a far lower death toll of below 1,000. The report also highlighted government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia’s refusal to punish human rights abusers during 2013. The unrest in Ukraine over the past year erupted this month, forcing President Viktor Yanukovych to flee the capital, Kyiv. On Thursday, Russian news agencies reported Yanukovych was staying at a Kremlin sanatorium, outside Moscow, for protection. In Ukraine, according to the U.S. report, parliamentary elections did not meet international standards for fairness or transparency, and security forces beat protesters with batons and other forms of force at a peaceful Nov. 30 demonstration against the government at Kyiv’s main square.

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Home on Thursday, February member mem mb m b of the St Stephen’s brother, Derek VanSteinburg, to be a very good father. If desired, Memorial Donations 20, 2014 between the hours ve aunt and uncle, Pam and Henry loved his connection in Nick’s honor may be made of 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. A decades, as organist and Roger Hellevang, uncle and to the farm and the land deccca d a directly to the Red Deer Funeral Service will be held committee member. Frankie aunt, Stacy and Lenore Nephin, that he farmed. He enjoyed com m Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, at Parkland Funeral Home is predeceased by her uncle and aunt, Guy Nephin sports, and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6. his bright red husband, Gordon Albers, and and Crystal Hanson, cousin, Corvette cars and a good A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Condolences may be will be dearly missed by her Nicholas Nephin, aunt, Gail poker tournament now and Deer on Thursday, February sent or viewed at ve surviving children and Skage, grandparents, Lennox then. Henry was predeceased www.parklandfuneralhome.com 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon. spouses, Bill and Peg Sutton, and Joyce Nephin and by his father, Jack in 1985; Interment will follow at the Service and Interment Ro (Rose Marie) Caine, Wes grandparents, Ken and Peggy his wife, Diana and his stepAlto-Reste Cemetery, Red Arrangements in care of and Jeanette Albers, Warren Pritchard. Being such a kind daughter, Bridget Galay in Deer, Alberta. All are Maryann Hansen, Albers and Chris Neave, and and loving person, Wes had 2007; and by his mother, welcome to join the family at Funeral Director at Denise and Bob Laurin, as an incredible number of friends Anne in 2011. Henry leaves a Reception to be held at the PARKLAND FUNERAL well as seven grandchildren, and their family members, to mourn his sister, Gailanne Canadian Legion, HOME AND CREMATORIUM Royal THEtoo numerous to mention, (George) Cambridge; nieces, Bill SuttonHE Jr, HAS Jason ALL Fairlie, Branch #35, 2810 Bremner 6287 - 67 A Street AND Fairlie, VanessaHEwho Jerrett Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. will also miss him dearly Melissa (Darren) Pearson AND BEACON ON HIMAlbers, MylesTHAT Albers, Corey and hold him close to their and two great nieces Signe FOR following the ‘HE Interment 403.340.4040. DID HAVE A BE NEEDS Laurin and CONDITIO Ryan Laurin. NS GEAR THAT HE WHAT BY MYLES FISH Service. Condolences may ATE GEA hearts. 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