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Pouring on the debt ALBERTA BUDGET SHOWS $1.1B SURPLUS, BUT BILLIONS BORROWED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE BY DEAN BENNETT THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta is back in the black when it comes to day-to-day spending, but the good times are being underwritten with billions of dollars in debt, which is now at $14 billion and rising. The province will run a consolidated surplus of $1.1 billion, the first surplus in six years, in the 2014-15 fiscal year, Finance Minister Doug Horner

BUDGET REACTION A6 said Thursday. There will be no new taxes and no tax increases, and Alberta will retain its status as Canada’s only province without a sales tax. There is money for 40 more Mounties, 50 new schools and 2,000 new spaces for post-secondary students. And there is cash to complete twinning of the overburdened and dangerous highway to the oilsands hub of Fort

McMurray. Horner said the province is also earmarking $1.1 billion over the next three years to help Calgary and southern Alberta recover from last year’s extensive flooding. But Alberta is projected to rack up $14.5 billion in debt this year and $21 billion by 2017 — most of it for roads, schools and hospitals for the tens of thousands of newcomers arriving each year. Horner said it doesn’t make sense to dip into Alberta’s savings accounts

— pegged to reach $24 billion this year — when they’re making an 11 per cent return on investment while borrowing costs are less than four per cent. “This is the right financial plan for the current situation, with interest rates at 50-year lows,” Horner said before delivering the budget speech in the legislature. “If we don’t do this, then you stymie the growth in your economy.”

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Ottawa weighs charges BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Provincial and federal investigators are considering whether to lay charges against Plains Midstream Canada for its role in a 2012 oil spill on the Red Deer River near Sundre. “Environment Canada’s Enforcement Branch has an ongoing investigation into this incident to determine if a contravention of federal environmental legislation has occurred, and continues to work in co-operation with provincial regulatory authorities,” confirmed department spokesman Danny Kingsbury in an email on Thursday. “As the investigation is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.” Alberta Environment also confirmed that its investigation continues into the company, which is based in Houston with its Canadian head office in Calgary.

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The Red Deer College Queens celebrate a point against the Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver during their opening match of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championship in Toronto. The Queens pulled out a victory to advance into today’s semifinal against the Vancouver Island University Marineers of Nanaimo. The semifinal is at 4 p.m. local time. See related story on page B3.

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Red Deer facilities good enough for Winter Games bid ALPINE SKIING, BADMINTON VENUES ONLY CONCERN

Red Deer is one step closer to being Alberta’s third city to host the Canada Winter Games. Lyn Radford, the city’s games bid committee chairperson, has received word that Red Deer’s facilities are good enough to move the community

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to the next stage of bidding for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Radford received the technical review committee report from the Canada Winter Games Council on Wednesday. “We’re excited,” said Radford. “Sounds like we have a lot more work to do but it’s always exciting to be able to sell this great community.” Radford said there were few sur-

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prises in the report, which provided feedback on the Red Deer facilities and venues earmarked for the games. Radford said some of the concerns were already raised during the technical visit in early February. Red Deer proposed substituting ski cross for the Super G alpine event in the games because Canyon Ski Hill does not have the mandatory vertical height to host the event.

Radford said the committee must go back to the drawing board to look at how to bring the ski hill up to standard because the ski cross option was not accepted. “In the areas that we were non-compliant, we have the opportunity to resubmit in the second phase and they will rescore us on it,” said Radford.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s chief electoral officer has provided fuel to opposition claims that new election rules being proposed by the Harper government are designed to tilt the field in the Conservative party’s favour. The massive rewrite of the Canada Elections Act will increase party spending and decrease voting among some groups, all the while failing to provide the investigative powers needed to get to the bottom of election fraud, Marc Mayrand told a House of Commons committee Thursday. “In Canada, electoral fairness has traditionally been understood to mean maintaining a level playing field among parties and candidates by the imposition of strict spending limits,” Mayrand said. “By increasing those spending limits and, most significantly, creating an exception for certain fundraising expenses, Bill C-23 may well compromise that level playing field.” Mayrand has had a fractious relationship with the governing party ever since he was appointed to his post in 2007 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Among Mayrand’s concerns: ● By ending the practice of “vouching,” the bill would disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters who are unable to provide identification with an address, mostly students, the elderly, natives and the poor. ● The bill would muzzle both Mayrand and the elections commissioner, who investigates violations and enforces the Canada Elections Act. ● The bill fails to give investigators the power to demand receipts from parties, who got $33 million in public rebates after the last election without providing documented evidence of expenses. ● The bill creates some new offences and increases penalties, but fails to give elections investigators the powers they need to compel testimony or evidence. Mayrand did not specifically say which party would benefit most from the changes, but New Democrats, Liberals and the Bloc Quebecois all say they’re of the most advantage to the party with the deepest pockets — in this case, the Conservatives.

GAMES: Final bid due in June Radford said the technical committee was impressed with Red Deer’s proposed facilities for the games and the backup options available. They were also impressed with the strength of the community partnerships, such as with Canyon Ski Hill, Westerner Park and Red Deer College. The ad hoc bid committee wanted to use Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to host the badminton competitions but the gym ceilings were not high enough. Now the committee must find a new venue. A final bid will be submitted to the Canada Winter Games Council by June. It will include detailed information on the operating budget, community engagement, risk management strategy and partnership agreements. The bid evaluation committee will visit Red Deer sometime in June for a final look before the winning community is announced in September. The operating budget for the games is estimated at $32 million, of which half will have to be raised. The federal and provincial governments have committed $8.1 million each for the operating budget and another $3 million each for capital, for a total of $22.2 million. The winning community must match the $3 million capital infrastructure commitment. Shelley Gagnon, manager of the city’s Recreation, Parks and Culture Department, said this is great

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — A fireball exploded and lit up the skies over Yellowknife early Thursday morning, but was not believed to have caused any damage. One expert compared it to a similar incident that took place over Montreal last November. An image of the explosion was posted on the website of Spaceweather.com. It was captured by a photographer who was leading a tour of the Aurora Borealis. The exploding meteor was described as being so bright that it turned the night sky blue. Peter Brown, a physics professor at Western University in London, Ont., viewed the photo of the bright fireball, which he calculated was less than one metre in size.

CHARGES: Critics doubtful In a scathing report released on Tuesday, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) lays blame squarely on Plains Midstream for the spill that saw 2,900 barrels (about 460,000 litres) of light sour crude gush from a broken pipeline under the river. The company ignored its own safety policies and failed to act on warnings from experts that the 48-year-old pipeline was vulnerable, especially when the river was running high. Four high-risk enforcement actions were issued against Plains Midstream last year as a result of the spill. As well, in light of two other Plains Midstream spills, in 2011 and 2013, the province ordered an audit of the company’s operations in Alberta. That report — which will determine whether the company is allowed to continue to operate in the province — is due out later this year. Also, Plains is facing fines of up to $1.5 million in connection with the April 2011 spill of 28,000 barrels (4.5 million litres) of light sweet crude into the area around the Woodland Cree reserve, northeast of Peace River. Those charges are still before the courts. Don Bester, a vocal critic of the government’s oversight of the oil and gas industry, said the AER has no power to issue fines, instead relying on compliance orders that pile up against companies with

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little action taken. “It’s an actual do-nothing approach,” said Bester, president of the Alberta Surface Rights Action Group. “I mean, how many times do you have to tell the kid to keep his hands out of the cookie jar if you don’t have any consequences?” Bester admits he was surprised at the critical tone of the AER’s report on Plains Midstream. “But will anything come of it? I don’t think so.” The repeated failures highlighted in the report are precisely why a coalition of nearly 60 Alberta groups lobbied the province to audit Alberta’s monitoring systems to ensure compliance with pipeline regulations, he added. Auditor general Merwan Saher committed to the review last September, a month after a provincial report on pipeline safety was met with widespread criticism. Bester said the province insists it has the best regulations in the world. But they are useless if they are not enforced and companies’ records aren’t reviewed. Provincial regulators should have known that Plains Midstream had not been inspecting the river crossing pipeline as required, he said. “That’s what the key issue of it was.” Bester questions what role the federal Environment Department can play since the pipeline is under provincial jurisdiction. Ila Johnston, who lives with her husband Wayne a short distance from where the Plains Midstream Sundre-area line split wide open, said fines have been ineffective. “They’re too small,” said Ila, who ended up in hospital after the spill because of the fumes. Companies would rather pay fines than spend a bigger amount of money to fix problems, she said. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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He said the fact that there was an explosion meant the object had probably penetrated deep into the atmosphere. But Brown said that he was almost certain the explosive force was too weak to cause any damage. He added that the view of an exploding fireball is something that people might only see once a year. The Western University physics professor noted the meteor that exploded over the skies of Montreal in November 2013 created a thundering boom, but it also shook houses. The two fireballs over Yellowknife and Montreal paled in comparison to what happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia just over a year ago. That’s when a meteor estimated to be about 10 tons exploded over the Ural Mountains on Feb. 15, 2013 with the power of an atomic bomb.

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news for the community. Gagnon said one of the strengths of the city’s bid is the partnerships with the venues, sports groups and residents. “We knew we were in it,” said Gagnon. “It’s just nice to have that piece of paper in front of us going on.”

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From the left, Courtney Jones, Gavin Walters, Danielle Werenka and Julia Densmore take part in the West Park Middle School Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday. Each of the 353 students and 40 staff members took part in the event this week to promote fitness and raise some money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Calgary high school ditches Redmen name for its sports teams BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A Calgary high school has joined a Saskatoon-area counterpart in deciding to stop using the name Redmen for its sports teams. Officials at Western Canada High School in Calgary will look at coming up with another name after talks with aboriginal groups and elders. A school board decision this week also resulted in Bedford Road Collegiate high school in Saskatoon ditching the name and team logo, which depicted an aboriginal man with braids and feathers. Officials at Western Canada High said there will be a cost to changing school uniforms and signage in the gym, but they wanted to follow a trend set by other schools in Canada and the United States. In Saskatoon, board chairman Ray Morrison said the origin of the Redmen name was innocuous — with one school taking blue as its colour and the other taking red — but over time it has become inappropriate.

Incendiary device found in backpack at Lethbridge high school, student arrested LETHBRIDGE — Lethbridge police have arrested a 16-year-old student after school officials said they confiscated a backpack and found an incendiary device inside. The call to police from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute came Thursday morning. Police say they took possession of the device and “ensured it was rendered safe.” No one was injured and the student was arrested without incident. Charges are pending.

Calgary police charge seniors home workers with assaulting man in their care

CALGARY — Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton says whatever the decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, it’s important that Canada and the United States retain a good working relationship. “I think it’s important not to let whatever that decision is on one pipeline colour the potential for co-operation ... between the United States and Canada on energy production and climate change,” Clinton told about 2,500 business leaders at a private event in Calgary on Thursday. She offered little assurance to the oil and natural gas sector about approval for the proposed pipeline. “I have nothing more to add to that or on what will happen.” The $5.4-billion pipeline would carry bitumen from the oilsands in northern Alberta to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. The project has been in limbo for more than five years and has become a symbol of the political debate over climate change. “What pipeline?” Clinton joked during a question-and-answer period with former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna following the speech. “This is a pipeline that crosses our international border and so falls under the purview of the State Department,” she said. “During the four years I was the secretary, there was a very com-

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in New Orleans. Clinton told a private audience in Calgary Thursday it’s important that whatever decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipline is reached, Canada and the United States retain a good working relationship. prehensive process that took into account many different factors, including some of the concerns ... (such as) pipeline capacity as well as jobs. I can’t comment any further than that. “It’s still an ongoing process and ultimately Secretary (John)

Kerry will have to make a decision.” Kerry is leading a regulatory review of Calgary-based TransCanada Corp.’s (TSX:TRP) pipeline proposal and is accepting public comments, including a letter of support from the Canadian government.

CALGARY — Three women who worked at a Calgary seniors home have been charged with assaulting a man who was in their care. Police say the man’s family complained to police last month about concerns of physical abuse by staff at the Carewest Garrison Green facility. The police Elder Abuse Response Team investigated the allegation along with Alberta Health officials. Police say the three staff have been fired and were arrested Wednesday. Maria Dumo, Angelina Borga and May Casimero each face one charge of common assault. They have been released from custody and are to appear in court April 23.

RCMP investigate crashes involving 30 vehicles AIRDRIE — One person was killed and at least four people were injured in a series of collisions on an icy highway just north of Calgary. RCMP say about 30 vehicles started crashing into each other Thursday morning on Highway 2 between Didsbury and Carstairs. Road and weather condition were poor at the time. The traffic mayhem prompted police to close the southbound lanes of the highway. Bad weather was also a factor in a multiple vehicle collision near Banff on Highway 1 that sent four people to hospital. Police say the crash involved a semi-trailer and at least three passenger vehicles. “Conditions like these can make travel very dangerous,” RCMP Inspector Stephen Grant said in a release.

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VIKING — No one was injured when two empty grain cars on a CN train derailed about 115 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. RCMP in Viking say the cars went off the tracks that run adjacent to Highway 14. Officers say the cars were damaged and CN crews were cleaning up the area. Criminal activity is not suspected but CN is investigating.

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Health care only for healthy? BY RYAN MEILI SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine recently floated the idea that people should have to demonstrate healthy lifestyles before accessing our health-care system, much like a bank assesses a customer for a loan. Sadly, this is not a new idea but has been floated by others pundits and politicos over the years, often couched in the language of practicality and common sense. Health care is a privilege to be earned, not a right, they lobby. Health care just for the healthy, in other words. Here’s why such an idea would fail — for all of us. Not only would restricted healthcare access be unkind, it would be unwise, as this kind of barrier would result in people presenting later and sicker to hospital, incurring higher system costs — costs that would inevitably be borne by Canadian taxpayers. We are relieved that Glavine quickly recognized that a system based on the kind of pre-approval requested for bank loans would be inhumane. But why float the idea in the first place?

Our public health-care system is there to help address inequality in our society by providing equal access to care for all — not to shame the sick. Our entire population’s health declines as inequity increases — even in a wealthy country like Canada. Of course, it would be better for all people in Canada to eat healthy food, stop smoking and exercise more. As a doctor, I absolutely recommend those actions. However, it’s often easier said than done. I also see first-hand exactly why it’s difficult for many of my patients to make healthy choices. It’s difficult for some patients to afford the pharmaceuticals that keep their diabetes under control when they are already forced to choose between rent or putting food on the table. It’s difficult for some patients to buy nutritious foods — or it’s hard to find the time to cook when they’re working multiple part-time jobs. It’s hard to give up smoking when everyone in your family smokes and you’ve been addicted since you were 14 years old. We don’t need the health police, and we don’t need a health bank. We

don’t need “get tough” messages about personal responsibility if we’re not going to support better personal choices. What does the evidence say? We know, for example, that antismoking programs had no effect when we wagged our fingers at smokers — but they had great effect when we used integrated strategies in public education, primary care and public health. What we need is a health-care system that’s based on need, not ability to pay. But we also need social policies that create the conditions for good health. The evidence also shows us that lifestyle choices such as decreasing smoking, exercise and good diet increase proportionally to an individual’s social and economic status. In other words, improving lifestyles is more about improving inequality within a society, and less about criticizing people for poor choices. There’s no point in singling out those individuals who are “dependent” on our health-care system. In truth, we are all dependent on our health-care system to take care of us when we are ill or injured. And it’s a value we share in Canada, to take care of each other

through our health-care system. In fact, our health-care system is an important tool we have to combat inequality in our society, by providing equal access to care for all. Medicare lets people get their health back without the added burden of financial ruin, preventing a spiral into poorer health and poverty — which affects society as a whole. We need to think beyond simplistic prevention messages and reactive health care. We need to include serious efforts to reduce poverty, provide affordable, quality housing, and work to overcome systemic marginalization and discrimination. It’s a basic principle of health: if you treat the symptoms and not the underlying condition, your patient won’t get better. It’s time to stop pointing the finger at individuals, and look instead toward policies that recognize the evidence and create the conditions for Canadians to make healthier choices. Dr. Ryan Meiliis is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a medical doctor, and the author of A Healthy Society. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).

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Practicum students, internships different Re: Unpaid internships stir backlash, Red Deer Advocate, Monday, March 3 A recent Canadian Press article mentioned problems with unpaid internships and student practicums. I am concerned that the article created an impression that these arrangements were standard practice on Alberta worksites. Let me clarify. Students enrolled in an educational program with a work term are in a “practicum” and do not need to be paid. For example, in many practicums there is a formal arrangement between an employer and the school, and students earn credits and marks for their work. Internships that are not part of a recognized educational program may be considered employment, and standard rules for wages apply. While each situation is unique, in the vast majority of cases an internship is employment, and wages are required by law. Every worker, whether they are an intern, a practicum student or any other worker, deserves to be treated fairly, and should report unfair or unsafe conditions. The Alberta government wants all workers to return safely at the end of their shifts, and we investigate all complaints. Visit www.work.alberta.ca for details. We recently launched the Talking about Work consultation to find out what Albertans think of the basic rules set out in the Employment Standards Code. We want to hear what Albertans have to say about hours of work, overtime, rules for employment of minors, special leaves, internships and other employment issues. To provide your input, go to www.work.alberta.ca/esreview or email jstl.esreview@gov.ab.ca. Thomas A. Lukaszuk Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour MLA, Edmonton Castle Downs

Bike lane cost ramps up when you include roads As the cost of bike lanes must include the land cost and the preparation of the road bed, I can’t imagine what one lane of a main street down town would be worth. The street was bought and paid for mostly by auto taxes. Ron Pudwell Red Deer County

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Why politicians ignore young people BY PAUL KERSHAW AND ERIC SWANSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE As they finish school, begin careers and start homes and families, younger Canadians are squeezed by lower wages, higher costs, less personal time and a deteriorating environment — even as the economy produces more wealth than ever before. Governments use this wealth to adapt policy for others, including for our aging population, but little is left over for younger generations. For example, in tabling its 2014 budget today, we can expect the Alberta government, guided by previous budgets, will spend approximately $844 million more on the 11 per cent of the population age 65 and over, compared to the $523 million we can expect it to spend on the 63 per cent of the population under age 45. This pattern mimics B.C., which last month announced an extra $1.2 billion annually for its retirees but no significant increase for the under 45s, and Ottawa, which budgeted an extra $11 billion annually for those over age 65 and less than one-fifth of that for younger generations. Nobody wants to protect spending on seniors at the expense of investing in our kids and grandchildren, but governments will continue to do just that until we build a powerful organization that speaks up for Younger Canada, just ask

the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) does for older Canadians. CARP is well on its way to achieving its “march to a million” members because it knows that research about healthy aging yields only so much. To increase influence over policy also requires the political clout that can only be achieved by bringing together like-minded people who are attracted, in part, by the CARP promise to keep more money in their pockets. That need to increase the influence of the younger generation is why thousands of all ages from coast to coast are joining Generation Squeeze — which is motivated by a vision for Canada that works for all generations — to speak up for those in their mid-40s and younger. Much as CARP does for seniors, Generation Squeeze pursues this vision by seeking out like-minded companies that can save younger Canadians time and money with member discounts on products and services. While we may be disenchanted politically by such scandals as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and the Senate, we know we can affect change from the outside if we have enough people power. Especially in ridings with historically close elections, it will take just a fraction of our allies to make the difference between winning and losing political races. This will give political parties of all ideological stripes the incentives they need to adapt policy for Gen Squeeze much as they currently do for retirees, and compel them to: ● Rein in costs because tuition and

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housing prices are double what they were a generation ago, and because child care can cost more than university tuition; ● Boost household incomes because younger generations cope with lower wages and skyrocketing costs by working more, but still require time away from paid work, like after the birth of a child, training for a job, or when we retire; ● Free up time to spend with family because often we try to adapt to rising costs and lower wages by taking on even more work or by going back to school, which leaves less time to start a family or spend time with the family we have; ● Make it easier to save for retirement because on top of rising costs and lower wages, younger Canadians are less likely to find jobs with generous pensions. We can pursue these policy changes while still safeguarding medical care and retirement income for our aging population. By doing so, we will also feel better equipped to provide for our family and ourselves. We’ll have newfound confidence in our ability to influence our elected officials. We’ll be focused on achieving real prosperity rather than growth for growth’s sake. And we’ll feel less isolated because we are able to spend more time with family and friends. Paul Kershaw is a UBC professor and founder of Generation Squeeze (gensqueeze. ca). Eric Swanson is Gen Squeeze’s director of public engagement. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).

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Members of the Lev Tahor ultra-orthodox Jewish sect walk down a street while an emergency motion in the child custody case is held at the courthouse in Chatham, Ont., Wednesday. Community spokesman Uriel Goldman said he did not want to speak for those families, but said he suspected they left because they were afraid their children would be taken away from them. “If any person have kids just going to think one second,” he said. “What going to happen if all of a sudden some authorities say, ’Say goodbye for your children... just forget from your kids forever.”’ Goldman called the child welfare investigation — which lasted more than a year in Quebec

before it was brought to court there — political persecution. “We’re talking about innocent people, very responsible parents,” he said. “They have no case against them, zero case against them, not in Quebec and not in Ontario... It has to deal with the fact our community is a Jewish religious community who is anti-Zionist who do want to be old fashioned and this create a lot of hate.”

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MONTREAL — Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois might hold an independence referendum if her party forms a majority government after the April 7 election. Then again, she might not. Her will-she-or-won’t-she coyness on Day 2 of the Quebec election campaign is a virtual tradition among PQ leaders as they gauge their chances for success among a population that has made its distaste for referendums clear since divisive votes in 1980 and 1995. Those were both won by the federalist forces, although the 1995 victory was razor-thin and a source of hope to those pursuing independence. While Rene Levesque and Jacques Parizeau, both of whom had majority governments, were clear about their intentions to hold sovereignty referendums in their first mandates, other PQ leaders such as Lucien Bouchard were more cautious. It was Bouchard who repeatedly invoked the need for “winning conditions” before holding any referendum, a mantra that has been picked up by successive PQ leaders. “When we decide to hold a referendum, there will be discussions with Quebecers,” Marois said Thursday. “We’re not trying to hide anything, we’re not going to do anything in the middle of the night and there will have to be a consensus. “I’m not going to discuss strategy in public but there is no promise to hold a referendum and there is no promise not to.” She added that anyone interested in the PQ program should feel free to vote for the party. “Nobody will be taken by surprise.” The PQ leader could easily have been talking about herself. The party has a history of devouring its leaders when hardliners feel sovereignty hasn’t been pushed hard enough. She has drawn some criticism for her go-slow approach, and she skirted the sovereignty issue in the 2012 campaign to focus on corruption, language and identity politics. That included promises of a secularism charter which has drawn wide support in some quarters and outrage in others since its tabling as a bill in the national assembly.

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CHATHAM, Ont. — An Ontario judge has issued an emergency order that 14 children from an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect at the centre of a custody case be placed in the care of children’s aid, but police said Thursday most of the children have left the country. Two families whose children were ordered removed from their custody left Canada for Guatemala this week, but some of the travellers were detained in Trinidad and Tobago during a stopover, according to a Lev Tahor member’s email to supporters, which was obtained by The Canadian Press. The Attorney General of Trinidad said late Thursday three adults and six children from the sect had lost their attempt to prevent being returned to Canada. The group had filed an emergency petition of habeas corpus after they were stopped en route to Guatemala, but the High Court dismissed their claim. Officials said the nine are in the custody of airline Westjet pending their return to Canada. Immigration authorities in Trinidad met Wednesday with Canadian Embassy officials about the case, said Marcia Hope, a spokeswoman for that country’s Ministry of National Security. A judge in Chatham, Ont., ordered that 14 Lev Tahor children be

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BUDGET: Evidence of mismanagement But all three opposition parties said the budget is evidence the Tories are grossly mismanaging the economy, noting that the previous debt ceiling of $17 billion has now gone up. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said finance charges on the debt will be crippling by 2017. “This government has now locked us into spending at least $820 million in finance charges for the next 30 years. That is money that’s just wasted, flushed down the drain,” said Smith. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman and NDP Leader Brian Mason said despite a better bottom line, the Tories have not restored cuts to programs and services made in last year’s spending document. “How is it possible in such a wealthy place, we’re going into debt and we’re cutting public services?” asked Sherman. Mason noted that even with increases in this year’s budget, only two-thirds of last year’s $147-million cut to postsecondary school operating budgets has been restored, leaving the burden to fall on students and their families. “It’s austerity for us, and for corporate sponsors of this government and this government itself,” said Mason. “They’ll be continuing to live high off the hog.” Alberta has been running deficit

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President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Doug Horner salutes the crowd after delivering the 2014 budget in Edmonton on Thursday. ture maintenance renewal funding cut last year. Red Deer Public Schools could get as much as $300,000 as a result. Red Deer mayor Tara Veer was en-

couraged by the increase in the Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding, province-wide at $3.7 billion more. However, she pointed out that this is only for the capital component of the

MSI grant. Last year there was an indication to the city that there would be a cut on the operating component.

budgets since the global economy tanked in 2008, taking oil prices with it. It avoided long-term debt for a time by draining $17 billion from its short-term savings account. Horner is crediting this year’s surplus to rebounding oil and natural gas prices and to a lower Canadian dollar, which helps Alberta’s export-based economy. Non-renewable resource revenue is forecast at $9.2 billion, almost seven per cent higher than last year. The budget estimates the benchmark West Texas Intermediate price for oil will average US$95.22 a barrel this fiscal year and the Canadian dollar will be average US$0.91. Oil was trading at US$101.56 Thursday afternoon and a dollar was worth about US$0.91. Total revenue is forecast at $44.4 billion and total operational expenses at $38.5 billion. Spending is up by 3.7 per cent over last year. The rainy-day savings contingency fund is earning money again and is expected to reach its maximum $5 billion in 2015. When the long-term Heritage Savings Trust Fund is included, total government savings are expected to be $24 billion this year and $26 billion by 2017. Total tax revenue is forecast to be $21.1 billion, five per cent higher than last year due to population and economic growth. Alberta’s population recently surpassed four million people. On the spending side, $1 billion more will go to health, education, post-secondary education and social programs. Cities are to get $150 million more over the next three years to pay for

roads and recreation centres as they see fit. They are currently getting $846 million a year. The education budget is going up to $6.7 billion to accommodate an extra 18,000 students. Horner’s opponents maintained that the government’s number crunching is jiggery-pokery and that the capital debt needs to be factored into the dayto-day bottom line. All three said that by their math, Alberta is running a deficit this year. The NDP says it’s a $1.1-billion shortfall, the Wildrose estimates it at $3 billion and the Liberals at $3.9 billion. The watchdog Canadian Taxpayers

Federation estimates it is $4.9 billion. Horner has argued that the opposition math is off kilter. He likened the government borrowing to investing in an asset, such as a mortgage, which should not be included in day-to-day expenses. Derek Fildebrandt of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said he wishes the government’s debt was like a mortgage. “When you have a mortgage, your mortgage gets smaller every year,” said Fildebrandt. “The government’s plan is to take that debt and make it larger every year.”

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Reaction to the Thursday’s provincial budget was a mixed bag, with Red Deer seeing some new money, but the public school division will be forced to take a long look at its own budget. The Progressive Conservative government touted an operating surplus of $2.6 billion in the budget, however the province’s debt will increase to $14.5 billion, borrowing $5.1 billion for capital projects. For Red Deer Public Schools, having exhausted their reserves filling gaps in previous provincial budgets board chair Bev Manning said they will have to make some tough choices during their budgeting process. “Reserves are no longer an option. We will manage with this budget, but we will need to make some difficult choices as well,” said Manning. “There is no increase in funding and we have systematically drawn down our reserves, we’re at the point where we don’t have reserves to draw down from. That means we can’t continue to keep doing everything. “That means sifting through the operations and trying to find where we can make some savings and some cost cuts. It’s hard to say where they will be.” Manning called it a hold the line budget, saying they didn’t sustain any cuts but did reinstate some infrastruc-


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about $820 million annually in interest charges. “Imagine if we lived within our means, didn’t spend more than we take in, imagine what we could have done with $820 million.” However, Red Deer-South MLA Cal Dallas, and minister of international intergovernmental affairs, called the budget positive, pointing to constraining operation spending growth below inflation plus population growth levels. “We have an operating surplus,” said Dallas. “The projections we’ve used in terms of both the revenue and the budgeted expenditures reflect what we heard from Albertans and works out very well from a fiscal perspective.” mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

“In 2014 that was about $600,000, that meant we continues to spin that they’re in a surplus, when in had a 0.6 per cent tax rate increase on Red Deer’s fact they are in a deficit,” said Towle. “There is no property tax base to meet that shortfall,” sadi Veer. way you can be in a surplus and have a balanced “From what we can tell at this stage that means budget if you are borrowing almost $5 billion.” there will be another 0.6 per cent for 2015 shortfall Towle said with the borrowing necessary for the we’ll need to supplement.” capital side of the budget the province will have The MSI capital grant gets a $150 million increase over three years, starting from the 2013 budget. “The city of Red Deer relies on that strongly for our core infrastructure,” said Veer. “The budget included both MSI increases, but also an increase the GreenTRIP funding. 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Oilers edge Islanders in OT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 3 Islanders 2 OT EDMONTON — Head coach Dallas Eakins needed to chew the Edmonton Oilers out after a painful first 40 minutes, and the tongue-lashing seemed to spur them on. Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner as the Oilers rebounded from a listless start to earn a 3-2 come-frombehind victory over the New York Islanders after trailing 2-0 after the second period on Thursday night. Oiler Sam Gagner stole the puck in the neutral zone and danced around defender Brian Strait before sending it on net, where Hall was able to slip it past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 2:29 into the overtime session. “I had a very one-sided conversation with them,” Eakins said of the second period intermission. “I’d rather we didn’t wait until the last four minutes of the second period to get going. We have been preaching the way to play and it wasn’t until near the end of the second that we understood what we needed to do and we carried it on to the third.” Gagner agreed that the teams needed a kick in the behind after their sorry start. “We weren’t happy with the way we played the first two periods and we talked a lot about it in between the second and the third,” he said. “We started doing the things that make you successful in the third. We were getting pucks deep and forechecking and it was a big reason we were able to come away with the win.” Ryan Smyth and Philip Larsen also scored for the Oilers (22-34-8), who have won two games in a row and are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games. Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee responded for the Islanders (24-32-9), who have lost 10 of their last 13 games. The Islanders have also lost 10 games this season in which they led heading into the third period. “I wish I had an answer for that,” said New York forward Michael Grabner. “We have

to try and bare down. We had some chances on some two-onones that we didn’t take advantage of. We have to try and make it 3-0, and 4-0 and not just sit back. “It’s been happening too much lately.” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said his team simply can’t afford to let up late in a game. “We made mistakes, we talk about this all the time,” he said. “You have to teach and you have to learn from it. At some point, they’re going to have to realize those little things, the moment you stop moving your feet or get out of position it’s going to cost you.” New York started the scoring with a short-handed marker midway through the first period. Gagner coughed up the puck in the Islanders zone, allowing a two-on-one that saw Nielsen elect to shoot the puck himself, beating Oilers starting goalie Ben Scrivens top corner for his 19th goal of the season. It was the 11th short-handed goal Edmonton has allowed this season. New York made it 2-0 with a minute-and-a-half left in the opening frame as Lee was able to tip a Strait shot through Scrivens’ legs. It was the Islanders rookie’s fourth goal in just his five career NHL games. The Islanders outshot Edmonton 13-4 in the first period. Edmonton continued to have trouble getting quality scoring chances on Nabokov in the scoreless second period. The Oilers had some shots late in the second to make the totals look better, but the shots still favoured New York 23-14 after 40 minutes. Edmonton managed to avoid being shutout for the ninth time this season on a memorable power-play goal by Smyth. Jordan Eberle made a nice feed to a hard-charging Smyth and he shovelled the puck past Nabokov. With the goal, he tied Glenn Anderson for the most power-play goals in Oilers franchise history with 126, one up on Wayne Gretzky who

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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Smyth (94), Taylor Hall (4), Sam Gagner (89) and Jordan Eberle (14) celebrate a goal during third-period NHL action in Edmonton, on Thursday. was at the game in advance of a team-sponsored breakfast on Friday morning. “It’s an honour even to be mentioned with guys like Gretzky and Anderson,” Smyth said. “I played a lot longer than those guys, but they set the bar high and you want to

try and match it. The way it all worked out, it was an emotional ride not knowing if I was staying or going at the trade deadline. To be here and to tie this record is awesome.” Edmonton continued to buzz and managed to tie the game with just 3:07 left as Lar-

sen picked the puck off the boards and went hard to the net before shooting the puck off the side of the post and in for his second of the season. Larsen has been battling dizzy spells since December and had only played in one of Edmonton’s previous 26 games.

Kings open nationals with easy win BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Cheminots 0 MOOSE JAW, Sask. — No matter how much experience you have, or how many times you’ve competed at the national level there’s always nerves. The RDC Kings are no different. “You could see the nerves, the first four spin servers all blew it into the net, but everyone settled down and started playing the way they can,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha following a 25-17, 25-17, 25-14 victory over the St-Jerome Cheminots in their opening match of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men’s volleyball championships Thursday. “The first few points there were jitters for sure,” said Kings player of the match Braden O’Toole. “Once we cleaned it up we were pretty good and should be better now that the first game is out of the way.” But while the Kings were a bit tight early on so were the Cheminots, who simply didn’t have the depth, nor experience to stay with the top-ranked Kings. “We’re a young team and not used to this big of a championship,” said Cheminots head coach Jonathan Brunet through an interpreter. “We were really impressed (with Red Deer) but we didn’t play as well as we would have if we were

back in our league. The guys were not at their best, they were nervous.” The Kings had problems with their serve toss in the spacious athletic centre, but O’Toole didn’t feel that was a problem. “I like the gym, I think it was just jitters and we were fine after we settled down.” The Kings were never pushed by the Cheminots and Schulha never called a time out. “I think they are a solid team . . . their setter (Gabriel Chancy) is on the junior national team, but they didn’t play that well,” said O’Toole. “We had to bring our own energy and it got better as we went along.” The match wasn’t as tough as the Kings’ victory over Briercrest in the first match of the ACAC playoffs. “That was tough and because we were pushed it got us going. Hopefully this gets us to where we need to be,” added O’Toole, who finished with 10 kills, six digs and two stuff blocks. Once the Kings settled down you could see their talent take over, let by setter Sam Brisbane. “Sam did a good job of mixing up our offence . . . we talk about how good Sam is and he was that again today,” said Schulha. “We also got our middles involved early and it opened up the outside.” But there were areas Schulha wants to solidify. “Our first contact can be better and I expect it to be tomorrow . . . better serving and passing.” The Kings will need to be stronger as they face

Columbia Bible College Bearcats of Abbotsford, who downed the Humber Hawks of Toronto 25-20, 25-21, 25-20. “They looked sharp,” said Schulha. “Humber wasn’t at their best, but CBC blocked a lot of balls and they won the nationals three years ago and have some guys back from that team so they know how to have success. They have a quality program, but we have to look after ourselves and if we execute on our side we match up with any team here.” As for the Cheminots they face the Hawks today and still have a shot at a bronze medal. “We just want to finish in the best position we can,” said Brunet. Tim Finnigan added 10 kills for the Kings while Chris Jones had six kills, an ace, nine digs and a stuff block. Chris Osborn added six kills and a block with Brisbane adding three kills, 29 assists, an ace and nine digs. Libero Parker Maris had eight digs and middle Justin Lukacs added four kills, a block and five digs. On the other side, the host Briercrest Bible College Clippers upset the Douglas Royals of New Westminster 25-20, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10 and will face the Mohawk Mountaineers of Hamilton, The Mountaineers downed the St. Thomas Tommies of Fredericton, N.B., 20-25, 27-25, 14-25, 25-16, 15-13. The final goes Saturday at 7 p.m. (MST). drode@reddeeradvocate.com

Generals and Eagles ready for a close series BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR If the Alberta senior AAA hockey final goes seven games, no one will be surprised, least of all the head coaches of the Bentley Generals and Innisfail Eagles. “It was a pretty even regular-season series between the two teams,” Generals bench boss Ryan Tobler said Thursday. “We’re expecting a war. It’s going to be some good hockey and I would encourage people to come and check it out.” The best-of-seven provincial championship opens Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena and could extend to a seventh and deciding game, scheduled for March 27 at the same site. The clubs, after all, were pretty much on the same page during the Chinook Hockey League season, with the Generals prevailing in four of the six meetings with just two games decided by more than one goal. Tobler, who replaced Brandin Cote

as the Gens head coach during the offseason, isn’t surprised that the Eagles have evolved into a national senior AAA contender from a team that just two years ago — while playing as a AA squad — posted one CHL victory. After all, Brian Sutter is now in charge of the Innisfail squad after being relieved of his head coaching post with the Generals during the summer of 2012. The former NHL coach of the year experienced a plethora of success with Bentley and is now excelling as the Eagles head mentor. “With Brian going there it gave that franchise some credibility and some experience behind the bench,” said Tobler. “He had some Generals players follow him to Innisfail and that in itself has definitely created this rivalry. “But it’s a good one. They’ve done a great job over there and we’re looking forward to playing them. We know they’re going to be ready.” The clubs know each other well, due to the number of former Generals on the Eagles roster and the fact they’ve

hooked up on a half dozen occasions this season. “This series is going to come down to who wants it more and who works the hardest,” said Tobler. “It’s going to be one of those series you’re just happy to be a part of. It’s going to be fun and intense. We look forward to the challenge and I’m sure they do too.” While the Generals know the series will likely be tight, they aren’t lacking in confidence as the reigning Allan Cup champions. “We play with confidence the best we can,” said Tobler. “We do it the right way, we’re not cocky. We’ve talked about what’s ahead and we know nothing is going to come easy.” Sutter insisted his team isn’t short on confidence heading into the provincial final series, the winner of which will advance to the MacKenzie Cup — the Alberta/B.C. championship — against the Powell River Regals. “We know what we have to do,” said Sutter. “The last five games we’ve played against them have been very

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close. “As the season went along we just kept getting better as a group. We’ve added some young players and we have a good group of people. We’re looking forward to this series.” The Eagles haven’t looked back since winning the Alberta AA championship last spring, and in fact have upgraded their roster in impressive fashion. “We’ve added a good mix of players,” said Sutter. “We’ve worked hard to get a solid and younger group that includes guys like Chad Ziegler, Wyatt Hamilton, Shawn Bates and Mike Sullivan. These guys are all top-notch players.” Innisfail also has an affiliate list that includes former Generals parttimers Kurt and Chance Bensmiller. “Our affiliate list is made up of a solid group of people and they all want to be here,” said Sutter, who didn’t discount the possibility of the Bensmiller brothers being in the Eagles’ lineup Saturday. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

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THE ICE THIS WEEK IN REBELS HISTORY Just prior to a home date with the Calgary Hitmen on March 2 of 2004, netminder Cam Cam Ward Ward was presented with the Red Deer Rebels most valuable player award. He went on to make 39 saves — including 19 in the third period — to steal a 2-1 victory the visiting Hitmen. “I felt really comfortable,” said the then 19-year-old, after posting his 29th win of the season. “Obviously we weren’t very happy with 40 minutes of our play, but the guys worked hard and for the most part cleared everything away. They made it easier than it really looked out there.” Ward, who also received the Rebels McDonald’s player of the year award and the Traptow Photography community relations award prior to the game, has been with the Carolina Hurricanes since 2005 and won the Conn Smythe Trophy — presented to the NHL playoff MVP — as a rookie while leading the ‘Canes past the Edmonton Oilers in the 2006 Stanley Cup final.

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Young Rebels soaking up experience BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Call it an early audition. Josh Mahura and Mason McCarty might not get into a WHL game after being recalled by the Red Deer Rebels, but they’re getting an upfront opportunity to impress the coaching staff during practice. Both players will be in the mix for regular WHL employment next season and are presently soaking up the experience of being with the Rebels as they make a late push to secure a playoff berth. “When I got here I talked to the coaches and they told me I was brought in to take in the experience and hopefully get a head start on next year,” said Mahura, who arrived in Red Deer Monday following the conclusion of his season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy midget prep team. “The guys have been really good in helping me feel like a member of the team, at least for the time being.” Neither player is large in size, but both are large in skill. Mahura, a six-foot, 165-pound defenceman and the Rebels’ secondround pick in last year’s WHL bantam draft, collected 40 points — in-

cluding 14 goals — in 37 games with the OHA midget prep squad this season. McCarty, a skilled forward who carries 165 pounds on his five-foot-10 frame, was sixth in Alberta Midget Hockey League regular-season scoring with 22 goals and 42 points in 32 games. “As a defenceman I always try to lock down my own end first,” said Mahura, a St. Albert native who will celebrate his 16th birthday in May. “That’s my job, but at the same time I do like joining the rush and being an offensive player.” His Kelowna-based midget squad played mostly weekend games against midget teams in B.C., as well as the Program of Excellence in Kelowna, and also travelled to Alberta to play at Banff and against the Calgary Edge School. They also ventured into the United States. “We bused a lot and played sometimes three to four games on weekends,” said Mahura. “We went to North Dakota in October for a showcase tournament versus U.S. teams and then also to Shattuck St. Mary’s (in Minnesota) for another showcase. Those were really cool places to be. We saw a lot of teams and a lot of good players. It was a very neat experience.” Mahura will push for

WHO’S HOT Prince George Cougars overage LW Todd Fiddler has recorded at least one point in 18 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 25. The native of Meadow Lake, Sask., — acquired from the Moose Jaw Warriors in November — has scored 18 goals and collected 33 points during his run and sits fifth in league scoring with 92 points (45g,47a) in 62 games.

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Red Deer Rebel Josh Mahura eyes up a shot during practice Thursday. Mahura and Mason McCarty might not get a chance to play in a game this season but they’re getting an up-front opportunity to impress the coaching staff during practice. a Rebels roster spot next fall and feels that the experience he gained while playing at OHA will help him in the long term. “It was really good there,” said Mahura, who decided to enrol at the hockey academy instead of joining the St. Albert midget AAA Raiders. “The development there is amazing, second to none. I grew as a player and a person by going there. It was really beneficial for me. “I for sure want to play here next season. It’s never 100 per cent, but I do plan on being in Red Deer next season.” For now, he’s just taking in the sights and sounds and enjoying the late-season ambience without knowing if he’ll even participate in a game. “I haven’t been told if I’ll get into a game. The team is making a playoff push and we’ll see how it goes,” said Mahura. “I’m not too worried about it. I just want to be here to get the feel for it. I’m just happy to be here.” McCarty, meanwhile, participated in his first practice session with the

Rebels Thursday and is unlikely to suit up for tonight’s game versus the visiting Swift Current Broncos. “I’m moving in with a billet right away and I just hope to work hard in practice during my time here and hopefully come back next fall and make the team,” said the 17-year-old, whose UFA Bisons were ousted from the AMHL playoffs Tuesday by the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs. “The coaches just said for me to come in, work hard and do my thing . . . show lots of energy and positivity in practice.” The native of Blackie and fourth-round pick of the Rebels in the 2012 bantam draft, scored twice and added six assists in six games to tie for the Bisons’ team lead in playoff scoring. “I thought I had an OK season,” said McCarty, who singled out Bisons head coach and former Red Deer teacher and coach Dan MacDonald for aiding him in his development. McCarty appeared in two games with the Rebels this winter and

scored his first-ever WHL regular-season goal Jan. 18 against visiting Lethbridge. “That was nice. Meyer (Nell) made a really nice pass and I was able to get it in,” said McCarty, who will attempt to bulk up during the summer. “I think I’m going to go to Crash Conditioning in Calgary,” he said. “I need to some add some weight. That’s what Brent (Rebels GM/head coach Sutter) has talked to me about — adding some weight and some strength.” ● A third player, forward Brayden Burke, will join the Rebels today after his midget AAA team — Edmonton Canadian Athletic Club — was eliminated from playoffs Tuesday. Burke, a seventhround pick of the Rebels in the 2012 bantam draft, was fourth in AMHL regular-season scoring with 47 points (19-28) in 31 games. He then racked up nine points (4-5) in seven post-season outings. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

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Kelowna Rockets LW Justin Kirkland, a 17-year-old product of Camrose, is ninth among WHL rookie scorers with 42 points (15-27) in 62 games.

THEY SAID IT “When I was 16 we were supposed to walk out of the conference, and they upset us in the first round, so every time we beat these guys it feels good. — Everett Silvertips 20-year-old winger Joshua Winquist, to Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald, following a 5-1 upset of the nationally No. 1 ranked Kelowna Rockets Tuesday.

In the case of several clubs fighting for contact or direct contact with the nose and their playoff lives and others battling to throat secretions of the individual who beimprove their status in the standings, this is came ill,” said Dr. Shovita Padhi, deputy the time of season that WHL games are the medical health officer for the Saskatoon most important. Health Region. However, the games don’t Bozon’s parents, Phillipe and seem all that vital at this particuHelen, have been at his beside lar moment, not when compared since arriving in Saskatoon Sunto the plight of Kootenay Ice forday from their home in Switzerward Tim Bozon, who rests in a land. Saskatoon hospital — in critical Bozon, who scored once in the condition — with Neisseria menwin at Saskatoon, was selected ingitis. in the third round, 64th overall, The 19-year-old was diagby the Montreal Canadiens in nosed and admitted to hospital the 2012 NHL entry draft. He Saturday — one day after the has 30 goals and 32 assists in 50 Ice defeated the host Saskatoon games this season. Blades 4-1 — and public health • Graham Black, who will be GREG officials are trying to ensure that on display with the Swift CurMEACHEM anyone who had contact with Borent Broncos tonight at the Enzon receives appropriate treatmax Centrium, knows all about ment. battling a health problem, albeit Blades players and team pernot as serious as the ailment that sonnel were given antibiotics as a precau- has hospitalized Bozon. tion. Black, one of the WHL’s swiftest skaters “(Public health) said the risk is minimal and the Broncos’ leading scorer with 88 but we’re taking precautionary measures,” points — including 30 goals — broke into Blades president Steve Hogel told the Ca- the league in 2011-12 after his rights were nadian Press. acquired by Swift Current from the EdmonMeningitis, an inflammation of mem- ton Oil Kings. branes around the brain and spinal cord, He was coming off a huge season with can be fatal if not treated quickly. The the midget AAA Regina Pats Canadians, particular type of the disease that Bozon winning the league scoring title and most has, Neisseria, is bacterial and more con- valuable player award. tagious. Black scored 17 goals and collected 50 “The way bacterial meningitis spreads points as an 18-year-old WHL rookie deis through spit. You need to have very close spite battling Graves’ Disease, an autoim-

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Queens squeeze out win in opener looked a bit nervous. However, to our credit the girls didn’t say die and stayed with it.” The Blues jumped into a lead in the fifth set on what Walton considered some lucky bounces. “They got a couple of breaks but (setter) Bronwyn (Hawkes) made a couple of very good plays and it seemed to turn the momentum around. Then we got a few breaks and were playing a much smoother game.” Walton also inserted Bramall into the middle and she made a key kill, a big block and then served the winning point. “We started Megan (Schmidt) in the middle to give us a bit more offence, but we wanted to change things up a bit and Shelby came in and gave us just what we needed.” All-Canadian Amber Adolf, who is playing with a sore shoulder, was named the RDC player of the match with 11 kills and 36 digs. As for the semifinal, Walton is looking forward to facing VIU. “They’re obviously good, but I think they fit our system better than the Blues. The Blues did a good job of taking our outside hitters away, which we should be able to use more against VIU. I think our defence is more suited to play them as well, but we need to be focused and play better.”

BY ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 3 Blues 2 TORONTO — The RDC Queens made it tougher on themselves than they needed to, but they came through when it counted the most. The Queens won the first two sets of their opening match of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships 25-17, 25-18 over the Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver. However, the Blues regrouped and won the next two sets 25-15, 25-18 and led 14-13 in the fifth. But the Queens, led by middle Shelby Bramall, never let down and pulled out an 18-16 victory to advance into today’s 6 p.m. (EST) semifinal against B.C. champion Vancouver Island University Marineers of Nanaimo, who downed the Mount St. Vincent Mystics 3-1. “It was a combination of things,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton looking back at the Blues comeback. “They started serving better and didn’t miss like they were earlier and that put more pressure on us. Plus we didn’t pass as well and I think after taking a 2-0 lead we took our foot off the gas a bit. “They looked a bit nervous early on and then when they started to come back we

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RDC Queens Bronwyn Hawkes and Alex Donaghy get up to block a shot by a Capilano College Blues player during quarterfinals action at the Canadian Colleges Athletics Association women’s volleyball championships in Toronto, Thursday. fourth-seeded Humber Hawkes 25-19, 25-15, 25-16 and will face the No, 1 ranked Gar-

Meanwhile, the Grande Prairie Wolves, who were seeded fifth, downed the

neau Elans of Quebec City. The Elans downed the host Seneca Sting 3-1.

Favorites stay ahead of the pack at Brier KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton and B.C.’s John Morris won their final round-robin games Thursday night to finish the Canadian men’s curling championship at 9-2. A final Alberta win Friday would guarantee Kevin Koe a No. 1 finish at 10-1 leaving Manitoba second and B.C. third. B.C. downed Saskatchewan 6-3 and Manitoba came from behind to beat Ontario 8-6 at the Tim Hortons Brier. In other games, Newfoundland beat the Northwest Territories-Yukon 9-2 and Quebec beat Northern Ontario 7-4. Saskatchewan and Quebec at 6-4 are leading the race for the fourth and final playoff spot but Newfoundland is hanging in at 6-5 while Ontario is out of the race at 4-6. The favourites going into the 2014 Canadian men’s curling championship are the favourites coming out as the round robin draws to a close. Alberta’s Kevin Koe sits at 9-1 in top spot with only one game left Friday morning, after a 9-6 win over Prince Edward Island Thursday afternoon. P.E.I., led by Eddie MacKenzie (3-7), also has only one game left against the Territories Friday morning at the Tim Hortons Brier. Koe admitted he made it harder than it should have been.

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seat in the battle for the fourth and final playoff spot. Steve Laycock was down 4-0 in the second but came back to edge Greg Balsdon of Ontario 8-7 in an extra end and, at 6-3, fourth place is now Saskatchewan’s to lose. But they faced a game against B.C. Thursday evening. “That was massive because they’re the team we’ve got to stay ahead of and Quebec won their game so they’re one loss behind us,” Laycock said of the win. Quebec was sitting at 5-4 after a 7-5 win over the Territories led by Jamie Koe, Kevin’s brother, and were facing Northern Ontario (2-8) in the evening draw. But they must play Alberta Friday. In the only other afternoon game, James Grattan of New Brunswick kept his hopes alive and improved to 5-5, tied with Newfoundland and Labrador, by beating winless Jamie Murphy of Nova Scotia 6-5. Newfoundland was set to play the Territories Thursday evening and Grattan faces Saskatchewan Friday morning. Ontario was at 4-5 after the loss to Saskatchewan and faced Manitoba Thursday evening, when a loss would put them out of contention.

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He admitted both he and third John Mead needed to pick up their game. The Thursday morning game wasn’t mistake-free for Manitoba or B.C., but the last and most costly miss was made by the hometown favourites. After exchanging deuces in the first two ends, it was singles until B.C.’s Jim Cotter missed a key double with his last rock in eight, letting Stoughton draw to the button for two to go ahead 6-5. “It was a real tough double,” said Morris. “We missed it by a hair.” “It was just one of those games where we weren’t sharp enough, we were really close but we weren’t sharp enough. Jimmy made a couple of clutch shots just to keep us in it.” Cotter, who has been a top-shooting fourth stone for much of the Brier, agreed it was a killer. “That was a big deuce in eight for them. I just barely missed, the wrong side of the inch I guess,” he said. “Maybe it wasn’t our best game but we hung in there, made him throw his last one.” Manitoba held the lead into 10 when Cotter had to hit to take one and force the extra end but Stoughton used the hammer to score a single with an easy double bump to sit on the button. Saskatchewan is now in the driver’s

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OKOTOKS — Ethan Jemieff made 35 saves and BJ Duffin and Dustin Gorgi each contributed a goal and an assist as the Olds Grizzlys edged the Okotoks Oilers 4-3 in AJHL playoff action Thursday. Landon Kletke and Kyle Moore also scored for the Grizzlys, who grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five South Division quarter-final. Ty Clay, Connor Hartley and Tanner Ockey replied for the Oilers, while Jared D’Amico stopped 15 shots. The series continues tonight at the Pason Centennial Arena, which attracted 612 fans for Game 1, then shifts to Olds for Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.


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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF x-Edmonton 66 46 17 2 1 272 x-Regina 67 37 24 3 3 238 x-Calgary 67 44 16 3 4 267 x-Medicine Hat 67 41 22 3 1 240 Kootenay 66 37 25 2 2 218 Swift Current 67 34 24 3 6 228 Brandon 67 31 27 6 3 248 Red Deer 67 32 30 1 4 195 Prince Albert 66 31 30 3 2 218 Moose Jaw 67 18 40 3 6 181 Saskatoon 66 16 45 2 3 189 Lethbridge 67 12 50 2 3 158

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WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt x-Kelowna 67 53 10 0 4 286 170 110 x-Portland 66 48 13 2 3 307 195 101 x-Victoria 66 45 17 1 3 220 165 94 x-Seattle 65 39 20 2 4 217 215 84 x-Spokane 66 36 24 3 3 220 197 78 x-Everett 66 34 23 7 2 193 190 77 x-Vancouver 67 31 26 7 3 219 227 72 Tri-City 66 28 30 3 5 167 200 64 Prince George 68 26 34 3 5 227 285 60 Kamloops 67 13 49 2 3 163 284 31 z-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; xclinched 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 Moose Jaw 6 Calgary 1 Edmonton 5 Regina 2 Red Deer 2 Medicine Hat 1 (SO) Vancouver 2 Kamloops 1 Kelowna 3 Spokane 1 Portland 5 Tri-City 1

Wednesday’s Games Montreal 4, Anaheim 3, SO Toronto 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Philadelphia 6, Washington 4 Calgary 4, Ottawa 1 Thursday’s Games Boston 3, Washington 0 Los Angeles 3, Winnipeg 1 Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 3, Detroit 2, OT Chicago 6, Columbus 1 St. Louis 2, Nashville 1 Dallas 6, Vancouver 1 Phoenix 5, Montreal 2 Edmonton 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Pittsburgh at San Jose, late

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GF 195 180 164 185 188 152 154 178

GA 150 184 160 178 195 156 175 220

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 62 42 14 6 90 206 142 64 37 13 14 88 221 171

Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Oilers 3, Islanders 2 (OT) First Period 1. NY Islanders, Nielsen 19 (Clutterbuck, Hickey) 9:58 (sh). 2. NY Islanders, Lee 4 (Strait, McDonald) 18:21. Penalties — Schultz Edm (tripping) 6:45, Nelson NYI (unsportsmanlike conduct) 8:43, Hickey NYI (interference) 14:27, Perron Edm (stick holding) 14:47. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hall Edm (tripping) 12:28. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Smyth 9 (Eberle, Gagner) 8:28 (pp). 4. Edmonton, Larsen 2 (Smyth, Perron) 16:53. Penalties — Visnovsky NYI (tripping) 3:40, Perron Edm (slashing) 4:55, Hamonic NYI (interference) 7:55, Martin NYI (fighting) 18:12, Fraser Edm (fighting) 18:12. Overtime 5. Edmonton, Hall 21 (Gagner) 2:29. Penalties — None. Shots on goal NY Islanders 13 10 9 2 — 34 Edmonton 4 10 11 4 — 29 Goal — NY Islanders: Nabokov (LO, 11-13-6); Edmonton: Scrivens (W, 12-9-4). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Islanders: 0-4; Edmonton: 1-4. Bruins 3, Capitals 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Second Period 1. Boston, Campbell 7 (Bergeron, Bartkowski) 3:05. 2. Boston, Eriksson 7 (Soderberg, Miller) 8:20. Penalties — None. Third Period 3. Boston, Marchand 21 (unassisted) 18:26 (en). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Washington 4 4 8 — 16 Boston 10 17 16 — 43 Goal — Washington: Holtby (L, 19-14-3); Boston: Rask (W, 27-14-4).

Rebels vs. Swift Current Broncos Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium Swift Current is coming off Tuesday’s thrilling 4-3 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings in which C Jay Merkley (1g,1a), C Nathan Burns (1-1) and LW Jake DeBrusk (0-2) each had multiple points. The Broncos, who scored all of their goals in the third period Tuesday, are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games and occupy sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-24-3-6 . . . C Graham Black leads all Broncos scorers with 88 points (30-58) while rounding out the top five are Burns (24-46-70), LW Coda Gordon (24-42-66), C Colby Cave (31-34-65) and Merkley (28-31-59). Import D Julius

Power plays (goal-chances)Washington: 0-0; Boston: 0-0. Kings 3, Jets 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Ladd Wpg (boarding) 10:33. Second Period 1. Winnipeg, Jokinen 15 (Kane, Stuart) 12:03. 2. Los Angeles, Brown 12 (Stoll, Voynov) 12:45. 3. Los Angeles, Richards 9 (unassisted) 16:15. Penalties — Kane Wpg (roughing) 3:21, Doughty LA (cross-checking) 8:58. Third Period 4. Los Angeles, Martinez 6 (unassisted) 15:51 (pp). Penalties — Setoguchi Wpg (tripping) 4:15, Wheeler Wpg (high-sticking) 13:56. Shots on goal Los Angeles 11 10 20 — 41 Winnipeg 7 6 5 — 18 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 20-13-2); Winnipeg: Pavelec (L, 20-23-5). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 1-4; Winnipeg: 0-1. Sabres 3, Lightning 1 First Period 1. Buffalo, Myers 9 (unassisted) 15:56. Penalties — Kucherov TB (high-sticking) 0:51, Salo TB (roughing) 8:48, Stewart Buf (roughing) 8:48. Second Period 2. Buffalo, Foligno 7 (Hodgson, Myers) 9:25. Penalties — Flynn Buf (delay of game) 10:16. Third Period 3. Buffalo, Hodgson 16 (Foligno) 13:44. 4. Tampa Bay, Johnson 19 (Hedman) 17:31 (sh). Penalties — Killorn TB (interference) 16:21, Mitchell Buf (holding) 18:20. Shots on goal Buffalo 10 6 5 — 21 Tampa Bay 15 16 13 — 44 Goal — Buffalo: Enroth (W, 4-13-5); Tampa Bay: Lindback (L, 5-12-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Buffalo: 0-2; Tampa Bay: 0-3.

Thursday’s summaries

Saturday’s games Calgary at Saskatoon, 11:05 a.m. Regina at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Brandon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Spokane at Prince George, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 8 p.m. Tri-City at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Seattle, 8:05 p.m.

St. Louis Chicago

63 41 17 5 87 195 168 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 63 30 23 10 70 181 176 64 30 27 7 67 177 184 63 26 27 10 62 152 190 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 63 43 14 6 92 205 154 San Jose 63 39 17 7 85 190 154 Los Angeles 64 36 22 6 78 155 135 Phoenix 63 29 23 11 69 175 182 Vancouver 65 28 27 10 66 151 173 Calgary 62 24 31 7 55 145 186 Edmonton 64 22 34 8 52 160 208 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Saturday’s Games Ottawa at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Washington, 5 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Montreal at San Jose, 8 p.m.

Friday’s games Calgary at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Moose Jaw at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Edmonton at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Regina at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Spokane at Prince George, 8 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 8 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 62 40 17 5 85 Montreal 65 35 23 7 77 Toronto 64 33 23 8 74 Tampa Bay 63 34 24 5 73 Detroit 62 28 21 13 69 Ottawa 63 27 25 11 65 Florida 62 23 32 7 53 Buffalo 62 19 35 8 46 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 61 41 16 4 86 Philadelphia 63 33 24 6 72 N.Y. Rangers 63 33 26 4 70 Columbus 63 32 26 5 69 Washington 64 29 25 10 68 New Jersey 63 27 23 13 67 Carolina 62 27 26 9 63 N.Y. Islanders 65 24 32 9 57

Colorado Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville

Blackhawks 6, Blue Jackets 1 First Period 1. Chicago, Bollig 7 (Kruger) 4:12. 2. Columbus, Johansen 25 (Atkinson, Prout) 7:56. 3. Chicago, Shaw 15 (Brookbank, Leddy) 16:44. Penalties — Schultz Clb (interference) 13:10, Toews Chi (hooking) 13:20. Second Period 4. Chicago, Toews 23 (Saad, Seabrook) 8:00. 5. Chicago, Bickell 10 (Versteeg, Kruger) 12:29. 6. Chicago, Shaw 16 (Seabrook, Keith) 17:44. Penalties — Dubinsky Clb (roughing) 18:34. Third Period 7. Chicago, Toews 24 (Kane, Sharp) 3:04 (pp). Penalties — Horton Clb (slashing) 2:42, Versteeg Chi (holding) 6:29, Wisniewski Clb (interference) 9:57, Keith Chi (high-sticking) 11:15, Oduya Chi (tripping) 18:29. Shots on goal Columbus 8 7 8 — 23 Chicago 7 15 11 — 33 Goal — Columbus: Bobrovsky (L, 23-16-3); Chicago: Crawford (W, 24-11-10). Power plays (goal-chances)Columbus: 0-4; Chicago: 1-4. Avalanche 3, Red Wings 2 (OT) First Period 1. Detroit, Kronwall 7 (Andersson, Ericsson) 12:33. Penalties — Lashoff Det (hooking) 14:40. Second Period 2. Colorado, Duchene 20 (Johnson, O’Reilly) 10:11. 3. Detroit, Jurco 5 (Sheahan, DeKeyser) 12:10 (pp). Penalties — Holden Col (tripping) 10:27. Third Period 4. Colorado, Parenteau 13 (Duchene) 5:49. Penalties — None. Overtime 5. Colorado, Benoit 4 (MacKinnon, Johnson) 4:28. Penalties — Kronwall Det (holding) 0:55, Stastny Col (tripping) 2:03. Shots on goal Colorado 8 7 7 3 — 25 Detroit 13 11 12 1 — 37 Goal — Colorado: Giguere (W, 10-5-0); Detroit: Howard (LO, 13-14-10). Power plays (goal-chances)Colorado: 0-2; Detroit: 1-2. Blues 2, Predators 1 First Period 1. St. Louis, Cole 3 (Ott) 4:03. 2. Nashville, Spaling 11 (Hornqvist, Fisher) 10:28. Penalties — Jackman StL (hooking) 11:06, Cole StL (hooking) 19:42.

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Second Period 3. St. Louis, Paajarvi 6 (Polak, Cole) 8:18. Penalties — Del Zotto Nash (tripping) 4:15, StL Bench (too many men) 10:51. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Backes StL (roughing) 12:27, Fisher Nash (roughing) 12:27, Oshie StL (high-sticking) 12:33. Shots on goal St. Louis 4 10 8 — 22 Nashville 8 8 5 — 21 Goal — St. Louis: Miller (W, 18-22-3); Nashville: Rinne (L, 4-6-1). Power plays (goal-chances)St. Louis: 0-2; Nashville: 0-4. Stars 6, Canucks 1 First Period 1. Dallas, Benn 24 (Seguin, Peverley) 2:57. 2. Dallas, Seguin 26 (Chiasson, Benn) 7:26 (pp). 3. Dallas, Seguin 27 (Peverley, Benn) 11:59. Penalties — Bieksa Vcr (high-sticking) 5:30, Kesler Vcr (roughing) 14:06, Burrows Vcr (slashing) 16:16, Dillon Dal (roughing) 16:16, Roussel Dal (roughing) 16:16, Kassian Vcr (boarding - major) 18:30, Kassian Vcr (game misconduct) 18:30. Second Period 4. Dallas, Goligoski 5 (Whitney, Seguin) 2:20 (pp). 5. Dallas, Garbutt 12 (Goligoski, Roussel) 12:08. 6. Vancouver, Dalpe 4 (Edler, Bieksa) 18:15 (pp). Penalties — Burrows Vcr (slashing) 9:24, Eakin Dal (tripping) 9:26, Gonchar Dal (hooking) 12:47, Benn Dal (tripping) 16:29. Third Period 7. Dallas, Seguin 28 (Benn) 12:53. Penalties — Horcoff Dal (tripping) 3:16. Shots on goal Vancouver 8 9 16 — 33 Dallas 8 9 5 — 22 Goal — Vancouver: Lack (L, 9-11-4); Dallas: Lehtonen (W, 25-16-10). Power plays (goal-chances)Vancouver: 1-5; Dallas: 2-5. Coyotes 5, Canadiens 2 First Period 1. Phoenix, Vrbata 16 (Schlemko, Chipchura) 2:08. 2. Montreal, Markov 6 (Subban, Gallagher) 7:13. 3. Phoenix, Korpikoski 8 (Stone, Ribeiro) 15:04 (pp). 4. Phoenix, Ekman-Larsson 10 (Doan, Ribeiro) 19:51. Penalties — Gallagher Mtl (interference) 3:48, Eller Mtl (tripping) 13:19. Second Period 5. Montreal, Galchenyuk 12 (Subban, Markov) 14:53 (pp). Penalties — Ribeiro Phx (slashing) 1:55, EkmanLarsson Phx (holding) 8:16, Erat Phx (hooking) 13:09, Ekman-Larsson Phx (delay of game) 13:24. Third Period 6. Phoenix, Vrbata 17 (Chipchura) 11:43. 7. Phoenix, Doan 18 (Yandle, Ekman-Larsson) 13:28 (pp). Penalties — Halpern Phx (tripping) 2:49, Weaver Mtl (slashing) 12:39. Shots on goal Montreal 7 12 7 — 26 Phoenix 15 1 7 — 23 Goal — Montreal: Budaj (L, 8-6-2); Phoenix: Smith (W, 22-18-10). Power plays (goal-chances)Montreal: 1-5; Phoenix: 2-3. NHL Scoring Leaders Sidney Crosby, Pgh Phil Kessel, Tor Ryan Getzlaf, Ana Alex Ovechkin, Wash John Tavares, NYI Patrick Kane, Chi Claude Giroux, Pha Corey Perry, Ana Nicklas Backstrom, Wash Martin St. Louis, NYR Patrick Sharp, Chi Kyle Okposo, NYI Evgeni Malkin, Pgh Joe Pavelski, SJ Jonathan Toews, Chi Joe Thornton, SJ Tyler Seguin, Dal Taylor Hall, Edm Erik Karlsson, Ott Chris Kunitz, Pgh Jamie Benn, Dal Matt Duchene, Col Patrick Marleau, SJ David Krejci, Bos Thomas Vanek, Mtl

G 29 33 29 44 24 27 23 32 12 29 29 25 18 32 22 8 25 20 17 28 23 19 25 16 21

A 54 37 39 23 42 37 41 31 50 32 32 36 43 27 37 51 33 38 40 28 33 37 30 39 32

Pts 83 70 68 67 66 64 64 63 62 61 61 61 61 59 59 59 58 58 57 56 56 56 55 55 53

Honka is third among WHL rookies with 52 points (16-36) . . . Eetu Laurikainen is 12th among WHL goaltenders with a 2.84 goals-against average. The native of Finland has posted four shutouts and has a .917 save percentage. Injuries: Swift Current — LW Geordie Maguire (illness, 1-2 weeks). Red Deer — C Lukas Sutter (upper body, indefinite). Special teams: Swift Current — Power play 23.2 per cent, fifth overall; penalty kill 79 per cent, 11th. Red Deer — Power play 19.3 per cent, 17th overall; penalty kill 82.3 per cent, sixth.

Curling Tim Hortons Brier Glance KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Standings and results Thursday following Draw 16 of the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, the Canadian men’s curling championship, held through March 9 at the Interior Savings Centre: ROUND ROBIN Province (skip) x-Alberta (K.Koe) x-Manitoba (Stoughton) x-B.C. (Morris) Quebec (Menard) Saskatchewan (Laycock) N.L. (Gushue) N.B. (Grattan) Ontario (Balsdon) P.E.I. (MacKenzie) Yukon/NWT (J.Koe) Northern Ont. (Currie)

W 9 9 9 6 6 6 5 4 3 3 2

L 1 2 2 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 9

N.S. (Murphy) x — clinched playoff berth.

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Thursday’s results Draw 14 Manitoba 7 B.C. 6 (extra end) Newfoundland & Labrador 7 Northern Ontario 6 Draw 15 Alberta 9 P.E.I. 6 Quebec 7 Yukon/NWT 5 New Brunswick 6 Nova Scotia 5 Saskatchewan 8 Ontario 7 (extra end) Draw 16 B.C. 6 Saskatchewan 3 Manitoba 8 Ontario 6 Newfoundland & Labrador 9 Yukon/NWT 2 Quebec 7 Northern Ontario 4 Wednesday’s results

Draw 11 Alberta 7 Nova Scotia 3 B.C. 5 Newfoundland & Labrador 3 Manitoba 9 Northern Ontario 6 New Brunswick 8 P.E.I. 3 Draw 12 B.C. 8 Ontario 3 Manitoba 7 Saskatchewan 4 Newfoundland & Labrador 10 Quebec 6 (extra end) Yukon/NWT 7 Northern Ontario 5 (extra end) Draw 13 Alberta 10 Ontario 5 New Brunswick 8 Yukon/NWT 3 Quebec 8 Nova Scotia 3 Saskatchewan 8 P.E.I. 5 Friday’s games Draw 17, 9:30 a.m. Ontario vs. Nova Scotia; New Brunswick vs. Sas-

katchewan; Quebec vs. Alberta; Yukon/NWT vs. P.E.I. End of Round Robin PLAYOFFS Tiebreakers (if necessary), Friday and Saturday, TBA Friday’s game Page Playoffs One vs. Two, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Page Playoffs Three vs. Four, 2:30 p.m. Semifinal, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Third-place Game, 10 a.m. Championship, 5:30 p.m.

Baseball Cleveland Tampa Bay Seattle Kansas City Baltimore Detroit Oakland Minnesota New York Houston Los Angeles Toronto Chicago Texas Boston

MLB Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE W 7 4 7 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 4 2 2 1

L 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 5 5

Pct .875 .800 .778 .714 .667 .625 .625 .571 .556 .500 .500 .500 .333 .286 .167

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NATIONAL LEAGUE W 6 5 4

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San Francisco 5 3 .625 Milwaukee 5 4 .556 Arizona 5 5 .500 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 St. Louis 2 3 .400 Cincinnati 3 6 .333 Colorado 3 6 .333 Chicago 2 5 .286 New York 2 5 .286 San Diego 2 6 .250 Atlanta 1 6 .143 Philadelphia 1 7 .125 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Houston, ccd., Rain St. Louis vs. Minnesota, ccd., Rain Miami 0, Boston 0, tie, 8 innings Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, ccd., Rain Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit, ccd., Rain Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, ccd., Rain N.Y. Yankees 4, Philadelphia (ss) 3 Seattle 7, Chicago White Sox (ss) 4

San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 3 Texas 8, San Diego 4 Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox (ss) 6, tie Cleveland 1, Chicago Cubs 0 L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers 4, tie, 10 innings Arizona 8, Oakland 8, tie, 10 innings Washington vs. Atlanta, NA Friday’s Games Philadelphia vs. Baltimore, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta vs. Boston, 11:05 a.m. Miami vs. St. Louis (ss), 11:05 a.m. Houston vs. Washington, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto, 11:05 a.m. St. Louis (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati (ss), 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss), 1:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Dodgers, 1:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Oakland, 1:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m.

Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Houston (ss) vs. Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto, 11:05 a.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss), 11:05 a.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss), 11:05 a.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington (ss), 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston (ss), 11:05 a.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis, 11:05 a.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Texas, 1:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego, 1:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston (ss), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss), 7:05 p.m.

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Signed F Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Signed F Royce White to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Named Roger Kingdom assistant strength and conditioning coach. BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed DB Brandon Smith. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DE Trevor Scott to a one-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with K Billy Cundiff. DENVER BRONCOS — Released CB Champ Bailey. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB D’Qwell Jackson. Released C Samson Satele.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed TE Clay Harbor and OTs Cameron Bradfield and Sam Young. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released LB Robert James and TE Dominique Jones. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Terminated the contract of DT Letroy Guion. Waived WR Greg Childs. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released WR Mike Sims-Walker. Signed DB Maurice Leggett and DE Stafford Gatling. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Reduced disciplinary sanctions imposed on the New Jersey Devils for its conduct in connection with the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk in July, 2010. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled RW Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Assigned LW Steven Anthony to Cincinnati (ECHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F

Simon Moser to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned Fs Michael St. Croix and Andrew Yogan from Hartford (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled F Chris Brown and D Cameron Schilling from Hershey (AHL). Reassigned G Philipp Grubauer to Hershey. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Charlotte D Matthew Corrente one game. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed F Alden Hirschfeld to a professional tryout contract. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Released DS Jordon Southorn from a professional tryout contract. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Trevor Lewis from Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Signed D Mathew Maione. GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Released G Nick Niedert. Signed F Will MacDonald and G Josh Unice.

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Claimed F Ryan Murphy off waivers from Greenville. READING ROYALS — Released F Ryan Santana. Central Hockey League BRAMPTON BEAST — Signed F Frank Littlejohn. QUAD CITY MALLARDS — Waived F Chris Greene. Signed F Jordan Mayer. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Signed F Jamie Shewchuk. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Waived D Fejiro Okiomah. Acquired F Leandro Barrera on loan from Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors (Argentina-First Division). D.C. UNITED — Signed F Eddie Johnson to a contract extension and elevated his status to designated player.

Today

● Ringette: Provincial U16A championship at G.H. Dawe Arena, first game at 8 a.m., last game at 8 p.m. ● Ringette: Provincial U19 A championship at Delburne Agriplex, first game at 8:30 a.m., last game at 7 p.m. ● JV basketball: Central Alberta League tournament at Lindsay Thurber. ● WHL: Swift Current at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● AJHL: Olds at Okotoks, second game of best-of-five South Division quarterfinal, 7 p.m. ● College men’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, first game of best-of-three quarter-final, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Stettler, second game of best-of-seven North Division final, 7:30 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: UFC at Red Deer, fifth game of best-of-five South semifinal, if necessary, 8 p.m., Red Deer Arena.

Saturday

● Ringette: Provincial U16A championship at G.H. Dawe Arena, first game at 8 a.m., last game at 9:15 p.m. ● Ringette: Provincial U19 A championship at Delburne Agriplex, first game at 8 a.m., last game at 9:15 p.m. ● JV basketball: Central Alberta League tournament at Lindsay Thurber. ● WHL: Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. (The Drive). ● Senior hockey: Innisfail at Bentley, first game of best-of-seven provincial AAA final, 8 p.m., Red Deer Arena.

Sunday

● Ringette: Provincial U16A championship at G.H. Dawe Arena, first game at 9 a.m., bronze-medal game at 12:30 p.m., gold at 2:15 p.m. ● Ringette: Provincial U19 A championship at Delburne Agriplex, first game at 9 a.m., bronze-medal game at 12:30 p.m., gold at 2:15 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Buffaloes at Red Deer, first game of best-of-five South Division final, 3 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Blackfalds, third game of best-of-seven North Division final, 3:30 p.m. ● College men’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, third game of best-of-three quarter-final, if necessary, 7:15 p.m.,

Golf Cadillac Championship Thursday At Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) Doral, Fla. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,481; Par: 72 (36-36) Partial First Round Play was suspended by rain and darkness Harris English 32-37 — 69 Scott Hend 39-33 — 72 Darren Fichardt 38-35 — 73 Kevin Streelman 38-37 — 75 Brendon de Jonge 37-39 — 76 Jonas Blixt 38-41 — 79 Leaderboard SCORE THRU Hunter Mahan -3 14 Patrick Reed -3 11 Jason Dufner -3 16 Francesco Molinari -3 13 Harris English -3 F Adam Scott -2 10 Zach Johnson -2 11 Matt Kuchar -2 15 Russell Henley -2 15 Dustin Johnson -2 15 Louis Oosthuizen -2 13 Charl Schwartzel -2 15 Puerto Rico Open Thursday At Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,506; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Brian Stuard 35-31 — 66 Jason Gore 34-33 — 67 Danny Lee 34-33 — 67 Tim Petrovic 35-33 — 68 Ricky Barnes 32-36 — 68 Chesson Hadley 33-35 — 68

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 33 26 .559 — Brooklyn 30 29 .508 3 New York 22 40 .355 12 Boston 20 41 .328 14 Philadelphia 15 46 .246 19 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 43 16 .729 — Washington 32 29 .525 12 Charlotte 28 33 .459 16 Atlanta 26 33 .441 17 Orlando 19 44 .302 26 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 15 .754 — Chicago 34 27 .557 12 Detroit 24 37 .393 22 Cleveland 24 38 .387 22 Milwaukee 12 48 .200 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 45 16 .738 — Houston 42 19 .689 3 Dallas 36 26 .581 9 Memphis 34 26 .567 10 New Orleans 24 37 .393 21 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 16 .742 — Portland 42 19 .689 3 Minnesota 30 30 .500 15 Denver 26 34 .433 19 Utah 21 40 .344 24 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 42 20 .677 — Golden State 38 24 .613 4 Phoenix 36 25 .590 5 Sacramento 22 39 .361 19 L.A. Lakers 21 40 .344 20 x-clinched playoff spot Wednesday’s Games Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Chicago 105, Detroit 94 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 116, Milwaukee 102 Portland 102, Atlanta 78 Thursday’s Games San Antonio 111, Miami 87 Phoenix 128, Oklahoma City 122 L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, late Friday’s Games Memphis at Chicago, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 7 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

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Forwards are the NHL trade Rain shuts down opening round of Cadillac Championship deadline game-changers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First came a run on goalies. scorer, just not in recent times. Then, on the final day before the Kings GM Dean Lombardi said DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods only off win last week at the Honda ClasNHL trade deadline, came the raffle Gaborik can bring unique skills “but on sharpshooters. not at the expense of what this team made it through 10 holes Thursday — sic, made only one par in six holes this time because of the weather, not on the back nine — two birdies, three In rapid succession, proven goal stands for.” his back. scorers Martin St. Louis, Marian And welcome to town, son. bogeys. He was in the group at 2 under The debut of the new Blue Monster, that included Masters champion Adam Gaborik, Matt Moulson and Thomas Columbus was trying to be a buyer Vanek found new employand seller on deadline day, and the return of Woods, received an Scott, who is in the Nos. 1-2-3 group ers, or at least were asand did add defenceman Nick incomplete grade Thursday when the with Woods and Henrik Stenson. signed to new teams to Schultz to help fill for blue- opening round of the Cadillac ChampiStenson might have hit the most finish out this season. liner Ryan Murray, injured onship was halted more than two hours memorable shot of the day — a cold because of menacing thunderstorms. St. Louis, the newest Monday against the Leafs. shank from the middle of the second Harris English was among only six Ranger, will stay at least Vanek and Moulson, meanfairway that sailed at a 45-degree angle one more season in Manwhile, were traded to Montre- players who finished the round, hit- into bushes. hattan. The other three al and Minnesota, respective- ting 5-iron into the par-3 ninth hole Scott has a chance to replace Woods are all unrestricted free ly, just before the 3 p.m. dead- and rolling in a 45-foot birdie putt for a at No. 1 in the world if he wins this agents in July, and as such line. That, Calgary acting GM 3-under 69. The golf course and the world’s No. World Golf Championship and Woods are the purest definition Brian Burke said, hampered finishes worse that fifth. of hockey hired guns. his ability to move a similar 1 player showed enough. Rory McIlroy got off to a blazing Woods, who walked off after 13 holes Now we’ll see if any, or asset, winger Mike Cammalstart with four birdies in five holes, Sunday in the Honda Classic because all, can shoot straight. leri, who didn’t get traded. only to end the back nine with backDAMIEN While all four players Vanek, who many believe of lower back pain and spasms, said to-back bogeys with a long three-putt COX share the characteristic will be headed back to his col- he warmed up well and felt good durof being established scorlege stomping grounds in Min- ing the delay. His golf didn’t look all bogey and a tee shot on the 18th that ers, all arrived with their nesota this summer via free that great. He was 2-over par through caught the edge of the water and new teams on a 20-trade agency, wouldn’t say whether 10 holes, ending the day with a wedge bounded into the hazard. That might be the most penal aspect Wednesday amidst very different cir- he will consider re-signing in Montre- that came up some 20 yards short of his cumstances. al. For now, he immediately becomes target, leading to a three-putt for bogey of the new Doral. Anything hit toward some of the edges feeds toward the waVanek and Moulson were actually the Habs’ leading scorer and gives the from about 55 feet. “I’m ready to go back out tomorrow ter, and there’s a lot of water in play. traded for each other earlier this sea- club a power-play threat up front with Not even English was immune. His son. The Islanders tried to sign and P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov man- and play well,” he said. Trump National Doral, completely tee shot on the 18th found the water, retain Vanek, but the Austrian wing- ning the points. er just wasn’t interested. Buffalo, the It was the kind of upgrade the Leafs overhauled by Gil Hanse, showed plen- and he still had 4-iron to get to the NHL’s worst team, was always focussed didn’t make, which could make it more ty of bite on a windy, cloudy afternoon. green. But he bounced back on the par-5 on flipping Moulson for assets that bet- difficult for Toronto to catch the Ca- Jason Dufner was going along beautiter fit its rebuild. nadiens, not to mention Tampa, in the fully for 10 holes until he struggled first hole by smashing a tee shot so far Gaborik, a huge disappointment Atlantic Division. to find fairways in a crosswind. Brett with help from the wind and the firm in possibly playoff-bound Columbus, Moulson, finally, will add some scor- Rumford began his round by hitting fairways that he had a 7-iron left from missed several months this season ing to a red-hot Minnesota lineup, and four shots before he put one in play. 213 yards. He hit that to 12 feet for a with a busted collarbone and landed perhaps be a place holder until Vanek Three went into the water on the par-5 two-putt birdie, and he was bogey-free the rest of the way. in L.A., with the Blue Jackets forced to arrives in the summer. Those two just 10th, and he started out with an 11. Dufner said he hasn’t had to think still pay half his remaining salary. “Mr. Trump wanted a very tough test can’t seem to get out of each other’s St. Louis, finally, was an entirely way. on the Blue Monster, and I think that’s his way around a golf course this much since he was at Muirfield last year different story, and his departure from Ottawa added Ales Hemsky, Lee what he got,” English said. for the British Open, even though the Tampa was as controversial as Roberto Stempniak went to Pittsburgh and DaThe course average was at 73.8. Luongo’s from Vancouver 24 hours ear- vid Legwand become a Red Wing, with Dufner, Hunter Mahan, Francesco tracks are nothing alike. “This used to be a golf course where lier. Maybe more so. all those teams hoping they can catch Molinari and Patrick Reed also were Luongo had wanted out for almost lightning in a bottle with their new, at 3 under when the round was sus- you grab your driver on every hole, two years and finally got his wish, al- less expensive additions. pended by darkness. The 62 players swing for the fences and play from beit after being embarrassed by not The pressure on the Big Four — St. who failed to finish will return Friday there,” he said. starting in Sunday’s Heritage Classic Louis, Vanek, Moulson and Gaborik — morning to complete the round. “You can’t get away with that here at B.C. Place. will be much greater. Russell Henley, coming off a play- at Doral anymore.” St. Louis, meanwhile, had asked Tampa management for a move to the Rangers and a chance to be closer to his family home in Greenwich, Conn., several years ago when Brian Lawton was the GM. He revived that request this season, and then demanded a trade sometime after he wasn’t included on the original roster for the Canadian Olympic team by Steve ON SELECT MODELS Yzerman, also his GM in Tampa. Yzerman was simply building the best team he could for Canada, doing 2014 his patriotic shinny duty HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.5L/100 KM rather than putting the interests of his NHL team first. St. Louis, however, LEASE FOR ONLY AT saw it as a deliberate dismissal of his talent, an in† sult, and it reinforced his belief he wanted out of the city where he had helped win a Stanley Cup a decade ago. 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Wrestler Huynh one of 10 to be inducted into Alberta Hall

Blue Jays and Pirates rained out in spring training game THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRADENTON, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday. The game will not be made up. STARTING TIME The Blue Jays returned to their camp in Dunedin without announcing revised pitching plans. Left-hander Mark Buerhle was scheduled to start Thursday on six days’ rest and it is not likely manager John Gibbons will want him to wait past Friday for his next outing. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, slated to start against Toronto, will pitch against Minnesota in a “B” game Friday morning. Cole allowed two runs in two innings against the Blue Jays in his initial outing on Feb. 28. TRAINER’S ROOM Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke does not expect to miss much time

due to tightness in his right oblique. Locke felt what he said felt like “a continuous little pull” during his last bullpen session and was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday. “It’s very minor. We’ll take a few days and reevaluate,” Locke said. “It’s funny. I was just out there throwing normally. It could be I was coming out of my turn quick. It could be I didn’t stretch enough.” Locke was an All-Star last year but didn’t pitch due to a back injury. He struggled in the second half — at one point he was sent to Double-A — and finished 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA. He is battling Edinson Volquez for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. “From what I’ve heard from the training staff, it’s something that if we don’t take care of it now, it could be six to eight weeks later,” Locke said. “That’s something I can’t afford.” FINDING RHYTHM Pedro Alvarez has

started five of Pittsburgh’s first eight games and is tied with Gregory Polanco for the team lead with 15-bats. “There’s a reason for it,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’re trying to bundle at-bats differently for all these guys and give them an opportunity to find some rhythm. The only guys who haven’t played back-to-back games are (Andrew) McCutchen and (Russell) Martin, and that’s by design too.” In spring traininng last year, Alvarez hit .241 with two homers in 54 atbats. In 2012, he hit .170 with two homers in 53 atbats. “Pedro’s spring trainings have been challenging,” Hurdle said. “Obviously, the season can turn out different, but nobody likes to have to battle for an extended period. If we can give him some help along the way, like by giving him (lots) of at-bats in a short period of time, that’s what we’ll do.”

AJHL ALL-STARS Olds Grizzlys forward Spencer Dorowicz has been named to the AJHL South Division all-league team. Joining the Grizzlys captain on the team are goalie Ryan Ferguson and defenceman Trey Phillips of the Canmore Eagles, forwards Anthony Petruzzelli of the Brooks Bandits and Colton Vannucci of the Drumheller Dragons, and Okotoks Oilers rearguard Tariq Hammond. Red Deer native and Fort McMurray Oil Barons netminder Tanner Jaillet has been selected to the North Division all-league team, joining teammate and forward Ryan Bloom, defencemen Grant Baker of the Lloydminster Bobcats and Corey Chorneyko of the Spruce Grove Saints, and Saints forward Cameron Hughes.

Forward Chris Gerrie, a Red Deer minor hockey graduate, and defenceman Nikolas Koberstein represent the Grizzlys on the South Division all-rookie team. Other all-rookie selections: South Goal — Ferguson; Defence — Shane Bear, Brooks; Forwards — Kyler Nachtigall, Brooks, Rhett Gardner, Okotoks. North Goal — Tommy Nixon, Sherwood Park Crusaders; Defence — Brett McNeil, Fort McMurray, Ryan Black, Bonnyville Pontiacs; Forwards — Mitch Vanderlaan, Fort McMurray, Tyler Busch, Spruce Grove, Brett Smythe, Drayton Valley Thunder.

COIL TUBING/PUMPING • Supervisors • Operators SERVICE RIGS • Drillers • Derrickhands • Floorhands ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST CASA Energy Services is emerging as an innovative and engaging company in the Oil and Gas Industry. We allow for cross divisional training, and promote advancement opportunities for individuals that show dedication, determination, and dignity in their work. CASA Energy Services offers competitive wages/salaries and works off an industry leading job bonus structure in addition to CAODC recommended wage schedules. CASA Energy Services believes strongly in taking care of their employees and offers an excellent benefit package.

To learn more about CASA Energy Services, please visit http://www.casaenergyservices.com/

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Please send resumes to: davidpark@casaenergyservices.com or fax to 403-343-6240 #30 Belich Cres., Red Deer. AB T4S 2K5

Recently winning the 2013 Business of the Year award, Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom energy equipment. Since 1992, Bilton has worked with engineering firms and oil and natural gas producers around the globe to develop their own equipment standards for size, capacity and any number of technical specifications. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and have recently expanded by adding an office in Calgary Alberta. We employ over 180 people and provide ample opportunities to employees to achieve their career goals. We provide hands-on training and an opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects and applications in the energy sector. We currently have career opportunities for a professional;

PURCHASING ANALYST

The successful candidate will be responsible for product procurement, vendor communication, and identifying cost saving opportunities, while working with various departments to ensure high levels of customer service internally and externally.

Responsibilities; You will find success based on your ability to;

• Ensure all purchase orders are accurate per required BOM items including material grade requirements and special specifications • Negotiate prices, credit terms, discounts and delivery arrangements with suppliers. • Expedite problems with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity or delivery of goods. • Effective use of historical data to ensure competitive pricing. • Perform on-going review of product, service, equipment, and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings. • Keep informed of new sources of supply for materials and services

Job Requirements; As the ideal candidate you will possess: • • • • • • •

Experience in negotiating and contract formation of major supply chain agreements Minimum of 3-5 years purchasing experience required PMAC Certification, or work toward, is an asset but not required Strong oral, written communication skills required, must be able to present material. Strong attention to detail,  follow work rules, and adhere to work schedules required Work with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism Previous experience with M2M is an asset

Career development, growth and unlimited possibilities – you’ll find it here! Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please forward your resume via fax to: (403) 227-7796 or e-mail to: hr@bilton.ca

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Wrestler Carol Huynh is one of this year’s 10 inductees into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Huynh moved to Alberta in 2007 and went on to win gold and bronze in women’s wrestling in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and claim her 11th national championship. She also won gold medals at the Pan-Am and Commonwealth Games. Other former athletes to be included in the induction ceremony May 30 at the Sheraton Red Deer are Keith Morgan and Susan Sloan-Kelsey. Morgan is a four-time Olympian in judo with his best finish being a fifth at Sydney in 2000. He was a Canadian champion for over a decade, was twice named Judo Canada’s athlete of the year, was ranked in top seven in the world for eight years and won gold at 1999 World University Games and silver at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Sloan-Kelsey learned to swim at the Centennial Pool in Stettler and went on to set Canadian and Commonwealth records in the 100-metre butterfly event at the 1976 Olympic Games trials. She then won a relay bronze in the ‘76 Olympics at Montreal, garnered a relay gold in the ‘78 Commonwealth Games and a relay bronze in the ‘78 World Aquatic Championship, and competed in the ‘79 Pan-Am Games in Puerto Rico. Inducted in the team and pioneer categories are the synchronized swim team of Erin Chan, Kirstin Normand and Reidun Tatham, and the Broder’s Chinooks basketball squad. The synchro swim trio were members of the bronze-medal Canadian team at the 2000 Olympics, won bronze at the ‘99 World Cup and gold in the ‘99 Pan-Am Games in the team event. Chan also competed in the 2004 Olympics. The Chinooks men’s basketball team, to receive the 2014 Pioneer Award, won three national senior A titles — in ‘58-59, ‘60-61 and ‘61-62 — while based out of Lethbridge and captured four consecutive Alberta championships. Dr. Gary Bowie will be inducted in the builder’s category, as will Don

Phelps (hockey), Don Horwood (basketball) and Phyllis Sadoway (ringette). Bowie, a multisport builder, is a founding member of the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame and various committees and councils, was on the 1975 Canada Games committee and chaired the 1996 Alberta Winter Games. He has been a sports figure in Lethbridge as a participant, coach, teacher, administrator and author. Phelps coached in the Alberta Junior Hockey League from 1974 to 2011 and holds the Canadian record for most wins for a junior A coach. He guided his teams to five AJHL championships and won a Canadian crown with the Calgary Canucks in the 1995 Centennial Cup tournament at Ottawa, was named the Calgary Booster Club sportsman of the year in 1998 and was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame last year. Horwood was the head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears for 27 years — beginning in 1983-84 — and led his team into 11 Canadian championship tournaments, winning in 1994, ‘95 and 2002 and twice finishing as runner-up. He is a three-time CIS coach of the year and two-time Alberta provincial coach of the year, coached the Canadian junior team at the 1998 world qualifying tournament and was the basketball colour commentator for CBC television during the 1996 Olympic Games. Sadoway coached ringette for 27 years, beginning in 1982 at Sherwood Park. She has helped develop the sport provincially, nationally and internationally by her contribution to the building of the USA national program, has been a technical course conductor and chairperson, helped coach Team Alberta and Team Canada, and was head coach of Team USA for three years and head coach of the Edmonton WAM from 2007 to ‘09. The 2014 winner of the Bell Memorial Award for media is long-time Edmonton Oilers play-by-play broadcaster Rod Phillips, who called NHL games for 37 years before retiring in 2011. Phillips worked in TV and radio for many years and in 2003 won the Foster Hewitt Award for broadcasting excellence.

CASA Energy Services is seeking EXPERIENCED individuals for the following positions:

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LABOURERS - REQUISITION # 29045 ALBERTA Tired of the same old thing? At Canadian Pacific you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future. Canadian Pacific is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hard-working, safety-conscious, and results-driven people to join our force of labourers. You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn Safety oriented work ethic To work in and around Alberta Competition closes on March 14, 2014 For additional information on Canadian Pacific and this career opportunity, visit us online at www.cpr.ca. Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form.   The journey has begun but is far from over.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, March 7, 2014 B7

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Store Manager

(Possible Business Partner Opportunity) The Lake House Furniture & Décor in Sylvan Lake is seeking a full-time store manager. Experience in retail management, interior design, and computer knowledge is an asset. Applicant must be personable and outgoing. Only serious and motivated applicants please. • Benefits Package • Guaranteed Salary • Incentives Please send your confidential resume to:

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Veteran QB Glenn asks expansion Ottawa Redblacks to trade him

Due to a retirement, the Red Deer Advocate has an upcoming opening for an experienced Display Advertising Consultant.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

We invite those meeting the above qualifications to submit their resume and references prior to March 10, 2014 to:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Preference will be given to those with strong credentials in newspaper and new media advertising: however if you have a proven history in media sales of any genre, we encourage you to apply.

As Program Director you will assume responsibility for services to persons with disabilities offered by Cosmos Group of Companies including program development, implementation and evaluation.

As a successful candidate, you will be an integral part of a dynamic sales team. You will be resourceful, effective and capable of partnering with new clients in the development and growth of their business.

You will be responsible for supervision of a diverse management team and be a team player with the capacity to persuade and motivate others. Responsibilities will include the development and monitoring of funding proposals, maintaining accreditation status, ensuring accountability to the organization’s values, mission and purpose. Having the ability to multi-task and work with creativity, passion and a sense of humor is a definite asset.

The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing existing accounts with an emphasis on developing and growing new accounts. This is a union position with usual company benefits.

The candidate we are seeking will possess a post-secondary education in Human services with 10+ years of progressive supervisory experience. Ability to handle a demanding and challenging position with a positive, professional and enthusiastic approach is essential. Experience in a leadership role within a community based environment is a must. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have above average computer skills; are an experienced leader with superior communication skills, highly developed writing skills and an ability to foster a positive collegial working environment for staff and clients; this position may be for you. You will represent the company in the community and on various community boards.

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

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

Compensation is based on education and experience. It includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The competition will close when a suitable candidate is found. Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

By email: human.resources@cosmosreddeer.org Please visit our website for more information or to apply: www.cosmosreddeer.ca

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Human Resources By mail: #1 7428 49th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta. TAP 1M2 By Fax: 403-347-6969

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Administrative Assistant is accountable to the General Manager and is responsible for ensuring that all daily administrative and other function-specific support activities are carried out in a timely and consistent manner to enable the centre to achieve its respective business goals and objectives.

Group of Companies

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The primary responsibility of the Director of Operations is to ensure organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the financial functions of the Cosmos Group of Companies. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership skills and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives. Key responsibilities will include: - Improvement of the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organizations mission (management reporting, information flow, business processes, organizational planning and follow through) - Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Cosmos Group of Companies through improvements to each entity. - Play a significant role in strategic planning. - Oversee financial management, planning, systems and controls. - Assist with the development, monitoring and reporting of individual program budgets. - Provide capital asset management for company owned business properties including buildings, equipment and/or machinery. - Oversee the Health and Safety Committee/Program. Requirements for the position include: - Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized institution. - A minimum of 5 years financial management (preferably with a not for profit organization) - Knowledge of Government contracting process. - Experience with ACCPAC - Excellent computer skills, writing and presentation skills. - Past supervisory experience Compensation is based on education and experience. It includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The competition will close when a suitable candidate is found. Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources By mail: #1 7428 49th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta. T4P 1M2 By Fax: 403-347-6969 By email: human.resources@cosmosreddeer.org Please visit our website for more information or to apply: www.cosmosreddeer.ca

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In December, Kevin Glenn was ecstatic about joining the Ottawa Redblacks. Now the veteran quarterback wants the CFL expansion squad to trade him elsewhere. On Dec. 15, a jubilant Glenn was seen in a family video celebrating after being named a first-round pick by Ottawa in the CFL expansion draft. Following two productive seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, the 13-year veteran was looking forward to leading a first-year franchise and being able to call the Redblacks his team. However, that sentiment changed Feb. 4 when Ottawa signed veteran Henry Burris to a lucrative multi-year contract and immediately named him its starter. Burris, 38, was the CFL’s passing leader the last two years with Hamilton before being released after free-agent quarterback Zach Collaros joined the Tiger-Cats. “I’ve asked to be traded and it dates back to when the actual situation happened,” Glenn told The Canadian Press on Thursday in his first public comments regarding his situation with Ottawa. “I really don’t want to be part of the situation that is in Ottawa . . . I’ve spoken to (head coach) Rick Campbell and (GM) Marcel Desjardins so they know. “I said I didn’t want to do any media because I didn’t want to do the back-and-forth stuff, I just left it up to them . . . it seems to me it’s been kind of dragging out to where it sometimes feels to me they don’t care. The last I heard was it was at a standstill.” Glenn said he initially asked to be released, but the Redblacks declined. “It’s the waiting game and that’s another thing that kind of takes a toll on a player because you don’t know,” Glenn said. “You wake up every morning wondering if this is the day you’re going to get traded, is this the day they’ll call and say they’re not trading you or you’re not on the trading block anymore and they couldn’t get anything done? “The whole process is tough but you just try to block it out. I’m continuing to do the workouts and throwing the football as well as the other endeavours I do in the off-season.” Ottawa GM Marcel Desjardins said he’s working to accommodate Glenn. “I need to do what’s in the best interest of our football team,” he said. “We’ve reached out to a few teams but at this point it’s certainly premature to say anything would actually happen.” Desjardins said if he can’t work out a trade, it will be up to Glenn to decide whether to report to the Redblacks. “Put it this way, we are not going to release him,” Desjardins said. “We have to be smart and put ourselves in the best position depth-wise at the quarterback position and that’s what we’ve done.” Dan Vertlieb, Glenn’s Vancouver-based agent, said he’s hoping a suitable resolution can be reached. “Kevin and I have spoken with Ottawa’s front office on multiple occasions and made our feelings known,” said Vertlieb. “At this point, the ball is in their court. “We’re hopeful they’ll find a way to resolve the situation in a timely manner.” The five-foot-11, 205-pound Glenn was 20-8 as a starter replacing the injured Drew Tate over two seasons with Calgary. He guided the Stampeders to a Grey Cup berth in 2012 and top spot in the West Division in ’13 with a league-best 14-4 record.

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NEW YORK — Let the bidding binges begin. Armed with another $10 million or so to spend thanks to the increased salary cap, NFL teams dive into free agency on Tuesday. By the end of the week, most of the top prizes will be signed, to the tune of enough money to fund a small government. The process will continue for months, with many of the real bargains not moving to new teams or rejoining their previous clubs until well after the early auctioning. “Free agency in and of itself is an overpayment situation,” says former NFL executive Bill Polian, who built three Super Bowl teams and now is an analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM. “That’s why the union fought so hard to get it. “These are essentially ’B’ players whose agents are looking for ’A’ money. Some situations teams are forced to deal with, and you have to bite the bullet and do it.’ ” While Polian makes the point that the really elite players don’t ever become available in free agency, the 2014 class is filled with former All-Pros and Pro Bowlers. They come in all sizes for all jobs, from pass rushers Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith to running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Willis McGahee. The crop is spiced by a deep class of wide receivers, from those just emerging as standouts (Julian Edelman, Golden Tate, Eric Decker, Emmanuel Sanders) to those more established (Hakeem Nicks, James Jones, Santana Moss). Hardly a surprise, it is not filled with potential starting quarterbacks; the top names are Josh McCown, Chad Henne, Matt Cassel and Michael Vick. And, as former NFL executive Pat Kirwan, who was involved in the development of the free agency process more than two decades ago, points out, “Once some of these guys sign, there will be even more players out there who are available because teams have to cut guys to make room for the new ones they sign.” For now, teams looking for coverage guys might be enticed by Alterraun Verner, who had a breakout season with the Titans and picked off five passes. Or by Aqib Talib, a shutdown cornerback when healthy, but who comes with some off-field baggage. Clubs such as Miami, with massive holes on the offensive line, could target the likes of tackles Eugene Monroe, Jared Veldheer, Branden Albert or Michael Oher, guards Zane Beadles or Willie Colon, or centre Brian de la Puente. And don’t forget the franchised or transition players who could be had, with heavy compensation. Is All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham worth two firstround draft picks, plus however many dollar signs it takes to sign him away from New Orleans? Would Cleveland match any offers for Alex Mack, one of the best centres ever to reach free agency, albeit as a transition guy? “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” Colts general manager Ryan Gregson says. “I might like some-

one in a position group that Team B, C, D and E looked at two plays and didn’t fit their scheme, or didn’t fit them from a character standpoint — what have you — with the information their scouting departments are giving them at the end of the day. Several teams have chosen to let key players test the waters, including the two Super Bowl participants. NFL champion Seattle could lose such starters as Tate, cornerback Brandon Browner, tackle Breno Giacomini and defensive end Michael Bennett, plus placekicker Steven Hauschka. Possible departures from Denver are Decker, Beadles, cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Champ Bailey, DEs Robert Ayers and Shaun Phillips, running back Knowshon Moreno and linebacker Wesley Woodyard. Both franchises have said they want to keep as much cohesion as they can, something Polian finds wise. Tailenders tend to not have those kind of players, though. They also often have tons of money available, exactly the case with Oakland, Cleveland and Jack-

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Hendricks says Lawler is more dangerous than GSP UFC 171 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Just 13 weeks after walking away from his title, Georges St-Pierre is not forgotten. But he is devalued. Once ranked among mixed martial arts’ pound-forpound elite, the former UFC welterweight champion from Montreal is finding past glory doesn’t last long. Fighters have short memories. So do fans. “I can’t think backwards,� said top 170-pound contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks. “I’ve got to think forwards. “Look at our division. It’s a pretty stacked division. Very talented people in the top 10 and now that Georges has walked away, it’s time for one of us to make our own mark.� Hendricks, who lost a controversial split decision to St-Pierre at UFC 167 last November, gets another shot at the welterweight crown March 15 when he faces veteran (Ruthless) Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 to decide St-Pierre’s successor. The 32-year-old St-Pierre vacated the title in December, saying he needed time away from the sport. St-Pierre (25-2) left a 12-fight winning streak and a string of UFC records behind him.

But his last seven victories came by decision. And in a sport that celebrates sudden, violent finishes to fights, going the distance is not a plus. While some saw only St-Pierre’s ability to blunt his opponent’s strengths, others criticized the champion for not taking risks. Facing St-Pierre was death by a thousand cuts. Fighters like Hendricks and Lawler offer one-blow blunt force trauma. In MMA, you’re only as good as your last fight. And St-Pierre’s last offering was gritty but unconvincing. Hendricks (15-2) told a media conference call Thursday that he sees Lawler (22-9 with one no contest) as a more dangerous opponent that St-Pierre. “Georges, you knew that he was going to throw a jab, a high kick, a low kick and try to take you down,� he said. “That’s his game plan. “Robbie, if you make a mistake, we’ve seen it time and time again that he can knock you out. So you really have to make sure that you stay focused, cross all your Ts and dot all your I’s, and make sure that you stay solid. And that’s a lot more dangerous fight. “With guys who can knock people out, you’re one punch away from losing. But those are also the more fun fights for me. You don’t know what’s going to happen. All you know is you’re going to step into an Octagon and hopefully you get your hand raised.� Carlos (The Natural Born Killer) Condit, one of the more thoughtful fighters in the UFC, said GSP

leaves “some big shoes to fill in one respect.� Then Condit (29-7), who lost a decision to St-Pierre at UFC 154, agreed with Hendricks on GSP. “I think people have wanted to see a little bit of excitement,� said Condit, who dragged St-Pierre into rare deep waters with a head kick when they fought. “And I think Georges, from time to time, later in his career he had some spurts of excitement. But for the most part people kind of knew what was going to happen. “And now the division has been infused with some energy. There’s a lot of buzz — you know, what’s going to happen? There’s a lot of really really tough guys bottlenecking at the top spots of welterweight. “I think it’s an exciting time. We all get the opportunity to get in there and try to put that welterweight belt around our waists. It’s just a perfect storm. The fans ultimately are going to be the ones that benefit with some really really exciting fights.� The 30-year-old Hendricks is the top-ranked contender in the 170-pound division while Lawler is No. 3. No. 2 Condit, who lost to Hendricks at UFC 158, takes on No. 11 Tyron Woodley (12-2) in the UFC 171 co-main event. Condit says he has been told a win will earn him another title shot. Hendricks, a former two-time NCAA champion wrestler, is currently No. 10 in the UFC’s pound-forpound rankings. Lawler does not figure in the top 15.

Raptors have more than the return of Rudy Gay on their mind TORONTO — Any other season, today’s game against the visiting Sacramento Kings would be entirely about the return of Rudy Gay, and the handful of players on both sides facing off against old teammates. Any other season, the Toronto Raptors wouldn’t be looking to lock down homecourt advantage in the playoffs, and an Atlantic Division title. “It’s always important when you play against your former team, but more than that, I’m happy where I’m at,� said guard Greivis Vasquez, one of four Kings acquired in the mammoth deal in early December that sent Gay to the Kings. “We’re third in the East, first in our division, and that means a lot. So we’re playing for something much bigger. It’s a big game for us, but to me it’s about finishing the season strong and trying to get as many wins as we can.� The night marks Gay’s first visit to Toronto since GM Masai Ujiri shipped him, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to Sacramento for Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes just 18 games into the season. The Raptors were 6-12 when Ujiri rewrote his roster, and Toronto has gone 27-14 since to sit third in the Eastern Conference. Gay said there are no hard feelings between him and the Raptors. “Change is for the better, for both parties,� he told reporters after Thurs-

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day’s practice at the Air Canada Centre. “I’m happy for those guys, I’m happy to see them play well. I never have any ill intentions.� Gay has played better since his move to Sacramento, averaging 20.9 points a game for the Kings (22-39). “I was inefficient when I was here,� he said. “I’m not anymore. I was when I was here.� Gay had directed a veiled insult at the Raptors’ front office when the two teams met in Sacramento last month, saying he “took the fall� for Toronto’s poor start to the season. Raptors coach Dwane Casey agreed the small forward was unfairly made a scapegoat. “No question, he has,� Casey said. “Rudy is a tremendous player in this league, tremendous young man, family man, and he was put in a tough situation where he was looked on to be the saviour, and that’s not his role, and as far as our mix of our type of guys we had. “Dynamic player, big-time talent. He was brought here for the right reasons but it ended up turning into something that it wasn’t meant to be. He’s in a good situation, our team’s in a good situation. So the trade worked out for both parties.� Salmons, who’d spent more than two seasons in Sacramento before the trade, said he harboured no ill feelings toward his former team. “We’ve got to let that stuff go. We can’t carry that around,� he said. There’s always an extra element to

the game when players face off against former teams, Casey said, and the Raptors have to be ready for that. “It’s one of the things about being a pro,� Casey said. “You’ve got to be a pro, know the fact that all of us have friends all over the league, but when it comes gametime they’re the enemy, and we’ve got to treat them as such and then be friends next summer.� The Kings beat Toronto 109-101 ear-

ly last month in Sacramento, a game that saw the Raptors dig themselves a 20-point hole in the first three quarters. Salmons chalked it up to trying too hard. “That was disappointing, we didn’t play at our best,� he said. “I think going into that game, we were trying to prove too much, playing out of our game. We’ve got to let all that stuff go and just play basketball.�

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LOCAL FRONT CRONQUIST MURDER MYSTERY A murder mystery with a four-course meal is set to take over Cronquist House in March. The evening of fun and food takes place on March 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Cronquist House in Bower Ponds. The evening costs $40, which includes the meal and cocktail. Preregister at Cronquist House, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling 403-346-0055 for more information. People must pre-register to choose their character for the murder mystery.

CULTURAL MOSAIC The fourth annual Cultural Mosaic will feature a packed lineup headlined by Eric Rajah, the co-founder of A Better World, and Tanya Schur, the executive director of the Red Deer Native Friendship Society, who will give a message of hope, progress and working together. Also included in the day will be TEDX presenters, choirs, aboriginal drummers and the sale of ethnic food from Abby’s Middle Eastern restaurant and Little Star Vietnamese restaurant. The event goes March 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Festival Centre (next to the Memorial Centre) in Red Deer, and runs in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. For more information, email publicawareness@ care2centre.ca or phone CARE at 403-346-8818.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Celebrate International Women’s Day with Soroptimist International of Central Alberta today at the annual Live Your Dream luncheon at the Black Knight Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. The club will also present its Women’s Opportunity Awards, the Violet Richardson Awards and the Ruby Award: Women helping Women. For tickets, call Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912 or 403-3436099.

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Sylvan Lake unleashing campaign for Hockeyville title $100,000 PRIZE UP FOR GRABS, TO BE ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF The top 16 communities in the Kraft Hockeyville competition will not be announced until Saturday, but organizers of Sylvan Lake’s bid are preparing to move forward as if they are already in that group. Up for grabs is $100,000 to the winning community. Sylvan Lake will put the money towards a new rink after the roof collapsed on the Sylvan lake Arena in January. The top 16 finalists — eight from Western Canada, eight from the East — will be announced during the second intermission of the early game on Hockey Night in Canada. Voting will be open for 48 hours. There is no limit to the number of times people can vote. Jared Waldo, in charge of media relations for the Sylvan Lake bid, said they hope to have the votes start rolling in as

soon as the list is unveiled. A big part of their campaign will be the computer lab at H.J. Cody High School in Sylvan Lake, which will be open to the public from the time of the announcement through Sunday evening. The Sylvan Lake Legion will also be hosting a Voting Day party at 5 p.m. where people can gather to watch the announcement and then begin voting. There will also be a rally at the Sylvan lake Multiplex on Saturday evening while booths will be set up at Red Deer Rebels and Bentley Generals games, Bower Place Shopping Centre, the Red Deer Home Show

and other sites throughout the weekend to promote the vote. “We want to make sure everybody in the community has a chance to vote, whether it’s kids, adults or seniors,” said Waldo. Each of the top 16 communities will receive $25,000. The top four communities will move — JARED WALDO on to the next stage of voting, where their prize money will be bumped to $50,000. The final two will have their total go up to $100,000.

‘WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY HAS A CHANCE TO VOTE, WHETHER IT’S KIDS, ADULTS OR SENIORS.’

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Cheeky decision sends Rocky chef home BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF The little beef cheek that did her in this week during MasterChef Canada “ain’t going to stop me,” said cooking show contestant Dora Cote of Rocky Mountain House. Cote, a plumber and self-taught cook whose hearty dishes took her to the top 11 in the show, was sent home this week after the three MasterChef judges found her beef cheek stew below par. Acclaimed Canadian chef and judge Claudio Aprile wouldn’t even taste it, calling it akin to vomit. “I was pretty shocked when he said it was barf. What a strong word — that blew me away and when it came out of his mouth, I knew I was done,” Cote said. “When they said it was the easiest cut, I thought, really, a beef cheek in 90 minutes? How is that the easiest cut? “Maybe if I had all day to slow cook it.” Cote, 37, grew up surrounded by a farming family and said she’d never cooked that cut of beef before. “I’ve never even seen beef cheek in the grocery store.” Cote’s 10 year-old son, Devyn, wasn’t pleased to hear his mom being called this week’s “worst” cook, said Cote. “He really didn’t like that but we had a talk about it and I told him the world is now my oyster and we can do whatever we want and it’ll be OK,” she said. “I’m not bitter about it at all. I can’t believe how well I’ve done and to have come this far, with so much support. ... The public are still tweeting about it!”

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MasterChef Canada cooking show contestant Dora Cote was eliminated from the competition in 11th place. She was overwhelmed with all the support flooding in on Twitter and Facebook after her elimination, with some fans denouncing MasterChef Canada, calling the cut “heart-breaking.” “I’m really feeling the love,” Cote said with her trademark hearty laugh. There are now 10 contestants on the show, with Tammara Behl of Calgary the only Albertan still standing.

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Vandermeer retains county council seat FOLLOWING UNUSUAL JUDGE-ORDERED BYELECTION

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John Vandermeer will retain his council seat in Clearwater County following an unusual judgeordered byelection. Vandermeer won Wednesday’s byelection with 273 votes, compared with challenger Chuck Shipley’s 182. “I’m pleased with the outcome,” said Vandermeer on Thursday, noting the solid voter turnout. “It shows that you can get people out to a byelection. It’s often hard to get people out for a byelection. “The people recognized that it is important to participate in the democratic process if you want your voice heard.” Last month, a Court of Queen’s Bench justice declared the seat vacant and ordered a new runoff between Vandermeer and challenger Shipley to

resolve a dispute over the outcome of the October municipal election. On election night, the unofficial results had Shipley squeaking by incumbent Vandermeer by a single vote — 184 to 183. A recount gave the win to Vandermeer with 183 votes to 181. The difference was three ballots that were deemed spoiled because they did not include the returning officer’s initials. All three votes were for Vandermeer. Shipley, a former two-term councillor from 2001 to 2007, took issue with the recount and launched the legal action that led to the byelection. Vandermeer is expected to be sworn in at the next council meeting on Tuesday. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Police are waiting for necropsy results after the body of a free-roaming horse was found on a roadside northwest of Sundre, in an area known locally as Rig Street. Cpl. Ryan Hodge of the Sundre RCMP said investigators were called at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, when the animal’s remains were found on an lease road near the James River in Clearwater County, just north of Hwy 584. Initial investigations revealed that the horse may have been shot. The site is a considerable distance north of the area where protesters were recently arrested for interfering with a horse hunter and therefore does not appear to have any connection with that incident, said Hodge. The protesters had been camped off the Coal Camp Road at the confluence of Williams Creek and the Red Deer River, where a local man was attempting to capture wild horses under a permit issued by the provincial government. Necropsy results are needed to confirm if the horse was shot and to determine whether it suffered some other trauma beforehand, such as being struck by a vehicle, said Hodge. The decision to pursue criminal charges will depend on those findings, he said. Feral horses are considered livestock and are therefore protected under Section 444 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which makes it an offence to injure or endanger them, said Hodge. Offenders may be imprisoned for up to 18 months and or fined up to $10,000.

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BRIEFS Man charged with murder A Samson Cree Nation man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Wetaskiwin taxi driver. Maskwacis RCMP have charged Tyrus Brent White, 31, of Samson Cree Nation in the death of Dale Selmer Christensen, 52. The Wetaskiwin taxi cab driver received fatal stab injuries after picking up a fare on the Samson Cree Nation late Monday night. Police say the autopsy conducted on Wednesday morning confirmed Christensen’s identity and determined the manner of death was homicide. White is in custody and he was to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Thursday. The investigation suggests the homicide is not gang related. The investigation into this incident continues and RCMP ask that if anyone has related information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-3767.

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SYLVAN: Big push The winning community will secure the title of Kraft Hockeyville and will host an NHL exhibition game. At each stage, the voting begins all over again at zero and the hope is Sylvan Lake eventually becomes a provincial push. Last year’s champion — the Ontario township of Stirling-Rawdon — won with almost four million votes in the final round over West Kelowna, B.C. Waldo says this competition gives Sylvan Lake the opportunity to give the 41-year-old arena the retirement party it rightly deserved. “It’s devastating in the sense that the old barn held a lot of memories for a lot of people and saw a lot of events go through it,” he said. “It was (arena manager and town Councillor Graham Parson’s) vision to always have a nice send-off and have a nice way to close out the arena and celebrate the memories, and we feel we were robbed of that.” He adds many of the surrounding communities have reached out to Sylvan Lake and offered their support, as has many of the local people. This includes two songs being written for the campaign by local artists; one by West of Fifth is a take on Stompin’ Tom Connors’ The Hockey Song while the other was written by Flashback Freddie. They should both be uploaded onto YouTube by the weekend. “These are some of those examples we are seeing, where people want to support the cause anyway they can and when you physically can’t vote right now, there’s still ways people can help out and bring awareness to it,” said Waldo.

Railway defends handling of grain backlog THE CANADIAN PRESS The head of Canadian Pacific Railway is taking on critics who say his company hasn’t done enough to move a record Western Canadian grain crop to market. In full-page ads in the Globe and Mail and

“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s not surprising, we have such a strong community in Sylvan.” jaldrich@reddeeradvocate.com

CHEF: Learned a lot Presentation of her dishes was Cote’s biggest fear, she said, noting she came to the show with no chef experience and was used to slapping down solid meals quickly for her busy family and friends. That being said, she wouldn’t trade the culinary competition experience for anything, she said. “I took away so much: learning about so many different ingredients, techniques and to have that motivation to try new stuff, and know where to look for it. I didn’t understand what flavour profile meant and now I really do, and I enjoy it. So it’s elevated my cooking.” One of her favourite moments remains when Aprile called her food “elegant” earlier in the show. “I’m so used to being in the role of saying to myself, ‘Don’t be an overt woman so I can maintain respect in my male-dominated field,’ so to be called elegant was a compliment on so many levels,” she said. Cote is now on the path to making one of her biggest dreams come true and said she could be mere weeks away from opening her own diner in Rocky. “I’m just going over the final details with the owners. ... I’m trying to keep it fairly vanilla; called something normal like DC’s Dining and Lounge, white text on black background and I’ve coined it ‘Canadian soulfood.’ ” rfrancoeur@reddeeradvocate.com

National Post newspapers on Thursday, CEO Hunter Harrison said he wants to “set the record straight” on how the railway has managed shipments during a particularly nasty winter. Canada’s two major railways — CP (TSX:CP) and Montreal-based Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) — have been accused of making oil and other products a higher priority than grain. “I’ll be the first to admit that our usual service levels aren’t being met during this period

when all commodities in the entire supply chain are impacted by this brutal weather,” Harrison wrote. “Moving grain from the farm to the port is a complex pipeline involving many parties. Canada’s largest-ever grain crop and this winter’s weather created the ‘perfect storm.”’ He said employees have been working around the clock to keep traffic moving. Some have suggested adding more railcars and locomotives will help,

but Harrison said that isn’t the answer. “Adding more cars to the system when it is congested and being negatively impacted by weather is exactly the wrong thing to do. It’s like adding more cars to a highway at rush hour — everything moves that much slower,” he wrote. Federal and provincial governments have pushed for better rail service. “We are having productive discussions with governments,” Harrison said.

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One suspect has been arrested and police are looking for a second after rural homeowners confronted two people who were breaking into their house. Blackfalds RCMP say they were called at about 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, to investigate a break-in at a home east of Red Deer. Police allege that one suspect was armed with a machete and threatened the occupants. Both suspects then fled the scene, causing damage to one of the property owner’s vehicles. Police allege that the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in Red Deer a short time later. A 29-year-old Red Deer man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering a residence, committing theft while armed with an offensive weapon, carrying a weapon to commit an offence and four counts of mischief. He was released on bail and scheduled for his first court attendance in Red Deer provincial court on March 11. A second suspect remains at large.

West Park Middle School grade eight student Ryan Coulter looks through his marshmallow and tooth pick, geometric, creation he was building at school Wednesday. Students from the Middle School, West Park Elementary and Mattie McCullough Elementary schools were taking part in the schools annual Math Conference. Thirty-eight Red Deer College Middle School Years education students also attended the one-day event to lead students in classroom activities.

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Quick rise for Chamber president BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Reeve Martin started February as the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s second vice-president; he ended the month as president. But the owner of The Property Shop Inc. did not hesitate when accepting the business organization’s top post when it was offered to

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him on Feb. 18. He’d never regretted volunteering time to the Chamber previously. “It’s been a great opportunity to give back to the community and network, and promote business in Central Alberta. I’ve really enjoyed being part of the Chamber.” The former chair of the Chamber’s Ambassadors group joined the Chamber board 1 ½ years ago, and then moved into the second vice-president’s position just five

months ago. He rose quickly from there when 2013-14 president Tyler Bowman resigned for personal reasons and the first vice-president was unable to take over. That means Martin is now slated to serve as president for 18 months, which he considers an opportunity.

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Trade pact faces resistance BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government is set to sign a long-sought trade deal with South Korea early next week, despite entrenched opposition by some in Ontario’s critically important auto sector, sources close to the talks say. Preparations are underway for a signing ceremony in Seoul early next week, ending nearly 10 years of on-and-off talks that one of Canada’s biggest industries has long prevented from reaching the finish line. Cracks began to appear in the Canadian auto industry’s united front last month when the association representing Japan’s automakers in Canada came out largely in favour of a deal, saying it would complement the agreement signed in the fall with the European Union and ease talks with Japan. Another impetus was introduced when Korea was able to successfully complete deals with Canada’s two largest trading partners, the United States and the European Union, leaving Canada out in the cold. Government officials in Ottawa refused to confirm the agreement Thursday. The deal, coming on the heels of an historic pact with the EU, will go a long way towards cementing the Harper government’s expansionist trade agenda, and its stated goal that it wants to be a serious economic player in Asia. Still, significant opposition remains. Ford of Canada chief executive Dianne Craig recently called the 2012 Korea-U.S. agreement a “disaster” for the sector — even though Ford, along with the General Motors and Chrysler, initially supported the pact. At issue for Canada is a 6.1 per cent tariff on car imports. Critics fear once it’s removed, it will further skew the automotive playing field between the two countries, with Korean-made brands Hyundai and Kia selling about 90,000 units in Canada annually in direct competition with Canadian-assembled vehicles. Korea also assembles autos in the U.S., which it exports into Canada duty free. Ontario’s economic development minister, Eric Hoskins, said Korea out-exports Canada 50 to one in autos. Hoskins said nothing he has heard from Ottawa so far has eased his concern that Canada’s automakers won’t be even more outgunned once tariffs are removed. “We want a free-trade agreement that’s good for all sectors, but on autos particularly it’s disadvantageous,” he said. “I haven’t been given information to suggest that the improvements that we’ve asked for have been addressed.”

Red Star Chinese restaurant moves BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A popular Red Deer Chinese restaurant is moving a few blocks south. Red Star Chinese Restaurant is preparing to open at 3301 Gaetz Ave. — premises that were occupied by Cities Gastro Pub until it closed in November. Red Star has been operating at 3731 Gaetz Ave. since 2009, sharing the building there with Shiso Japanese Restaurant and Post Time Lounge. Owner-operator Sunny Deng said the new location, which is east of the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel on the city’s busiest street, provides Red Star with better exposure than it previously had. He’s renovated the former Cities site and expects to open by this weekend. Deng said his new premises have a more modern appearance, and he expects to use the patio there when weather permits. The menu will remain the same, with Red Star specializing in authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. It also serves North American-style Chinese food and has a large selection of dim sum items. Deng said he has focused on traditional Chinese food, and attracted a large Asian clientele. “I have lots of Western people too, because they want to try a different thing. I want to change their minds, that Chinese food is not only the buffet. “We do something different.” Red Star’s head chef and dim sum chef are both from Toronto, said Deng, with these having about 40 and 30 years of experience respectively. Open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Red Star offers dine-in, take out and delivery service. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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Darby Jones of Proform Precast Products Inc. of Red Deer decorates Proform’s display at the Red Deer Home Show. Jones is joining hundreds of other exhibitors for the 2014 Red Deer Home Show this weekend at the Westerner. The show, presented by the Canadian Home Builders Association - Central Alberta Chapter gets underway today (Friday) noon to 8 pm, and runs through the weekend Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday 10 am to 5 p.m.

Residential resale market rises Central Alberta’s residential resale market continued to gain momentum in February, although sales numbers were down from a year ago. Multiple Listing Service statistics provided by the Central Alberta Realtors Association indicate that there were 125 home sales in Red Deer and 150 in the surrounding region last month. Those figures were up from 104 and 136 in January, which in turn were improvements over December’s sales tallies. However, in February 2013, there were 142 MLS home sales in Red Deer and 143 outside the city, for a total that was 3.5 per cent higher than for the same month this year. The average selling price in Red Deer this February was $338,004, up from $316,1203 a year earlier. In the area outside the city, the average price increased

MLS to $303,146 from $263,226. The Central Alberta Realtors Association has cautioned that average prices are not a good indicator of market trends, because the types and locations of properties sold vary from period to period. There were 183 new residential listings in Red Deer processed through the MLS system in February, and 287 outside the city. These figures were both down from last year, when the corresponding numbers were 226 and 297. In January 2014, there were 186 new listings in Red Deer and 280 elsewhere in Central Alberta.

Coast Wholesale Appliances closing Red Deer store BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Coast Wholesale Appliances will pull the plug on its Red Deer store this Saturday. The Vancouver-based retailer, which operates 16 stores from British Columbia to Ontario, announced last month that it was closing its outlet at Gaetz Avenue Crossing. The Red Deer store has been liquidating merchandise since, said general manager Brent Hilderman. “There’s not a lot left. We’ve maybe got about 15 fridges, probably about 20 stoves, like four dishwashers and a couple (over-the-range microwaves), and that’s about all.” The other stores in the Coast chain will continue to operate, said Hilderman. “Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina — all those other stores are still going strong.” Local customers can contact those stores with respect to warranty issues and other matters, he added. They can even arrange for new products to be shipped to them in

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The Coast Wholesale Appliances store in Gaetz Avenue Crossing is scheduled to close on Saturday. The rest of the stores in the Vancouver-based chain will continue to operate. Central Alberta. Coast dealt with a number of homebuilders, and hopes to maintain those relationships, said Hilderman. “We’ve given them the option to do that, coming out of Calgary. Then we’d send a truckload up once a week type-of-thing.” The decision to close the Red Deer store reflects the fact that the retail appliance market is very competitive here, said Hilderman. Coast

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was one of the last stores to arrive on the scene when it opened here seven years ago, so had to overcome the existing loyalties of consumers. The economic downturn that hit shortly after Coast opened in Red Deer also made it tough for the store to gain a foothold, he acknowledged. “That’s just the way it goes,” said Hilderman, who will continue to work for Coast in Cal-

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gary. An official with the company that manages Gaetz Avenue Crossing said he couldn’t comment on plans for Coast’s approximately 10,000-square-foot space in the south-side shopping centre. The stores hours of operation today and tomorrow are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 99.20 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.70 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 15.49 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.06 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 16.20 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Thursday as traders prepared to take in the release of job creation data Friday. They also absorbed the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis that could see Ukraine break up. The S&P/TSX composite index declined 32.25 points to 14,271.92. The Canadian dollar gained 0.38 of a cent to 90.98 cents US amid a better than expected read on building permits in January. U.S. indexes were mainly higher, with the Dow Jones industrials up 61.71 points to 16,421.89. The Nasdaq declined 5.84 points to 4,352.13 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 3.22 points to 1,877.03. Harsh winter conditions have crimped job creation and expectations for the February U.S. non-farm payrolls report are muted. Economists expect the report to show around 145,000 new positions were created last month. But there was positive news out ahead of that data. Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs, declined to the lowest level in three months. In Canada, analysts expect the report to show the economy created about 15,000 jobs last month, according to Thomson Reuters. Markets were monitoring developments in Ukraine following a rocky start to the week after Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula where it has major military installations and many people are Russian speaking. On Thursday, lawmakers in Crimea declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. Analysts point out that markets are trying to take a pragmatic approach to the issue. The industrials component lost 0.55 per cent as engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX:SNC) reported a quarterly profit of $92.54 million or 61 cents a share, down from $93.84 million a year ago, missing forecasts by a penny. Revenue de-

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.28 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.60 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 60.25 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.88 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.50 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 22.32 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 26.65 First Quantum Minerals . 21.24 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.50 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.41 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.48 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 38.70 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.54 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.26 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.33 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 33.80 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 63.48 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.12 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.60 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 40.81 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 21.40 Canyon Services Group. 12.30 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.17 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.900 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.82 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.66 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.76 clined to $2.12 billion in the fourth quarter, down $300 million from a year earlier and its shares fell $1.98 to $46.39. The consumer discretionary segment was also weak. But shares in Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) ran up 78 cents to $50.08 as the auto parts maker posted quarterly net earnings of $68.7 million or $1.06 per share, compared with $30.7 million or 47 cents in the same 2012 period. Revenue increased to $926.1 million from $756.5 million and Linamar increased its quarterly dividend by 25 per cent to 10 cents a share. The base metals sector led advancers, up 1.72 per cent with May copper two cents higher at US$3.22 a pound. The gold sector was up about 0.47 per cent while April bullion rose $11.50 to US$1,351.80 an ounce. April crude ticked 11 cents higher to US$101.56 a barrel and the energy sector was ahead 0.23 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources’ (TSX:CNQ) quarterly adjusted net income came in at 52 cents per share, four cents below estimates. Cash flow per share was $1.64, which was 10 cents below the estimate. Its quarterly dividend will rise to 22.5 cents per shares, up two cents and its shares gained 11 cents to $40.81. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at the close of Thursday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,271.92, down 32.25 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,039.36, up 10.08 points TSX 60 — 816.48, down 2.66 points Dow — 16,421.89, up 61.71 points S&P 500 — 1,877.03, up 3.22 points Nasdaq — 4,352.13, down 5.84 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 90.98 cents US, up 0.38 of a cent Pound — C$1.8401, down 0.56

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CHAMBER: Redoing brand, looking at growth The Chamber is currently redoing its brand, celebrating 120 years of operations, looking at new strategies for growth and recently bid to host the Alberta Chambers of Commerce’s 2016 annual general meeting and conference — an event that could bring some 400 chamber delegates to Red Deer. The Red Deer Chamber also continues to be a major player when it comes to advocacy work provincially and nationally, said Martin. And it’s working with partners like the city, Red Deer County, Red Deer College and Central Alberta Economic Partnership to promote business attraction, retention

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 56.92 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.80 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.88 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 51.17 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.07 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 8.70 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.195 Precision Drilling Corp . . 12.07 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 36.50 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 10.98 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.33 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.38 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 63.12 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.29 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 63.69 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.13 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 36.99 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.25 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.20 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 54.35 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 66.40 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.22 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 43.91 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.57 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 71.87 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 38.82 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.28

of a cent Euro — C$1.5234 up 0.77 of a cent Euro — US$1.3859, up 1.27 of a cent Oil futures: US$101.56 per barrel, up 11 cents (April contract) Gold futures: US$1,351.80 per oz., up $11.50 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.633 oz., up 17.4 cents $791.95 kg, up $5.59 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Thursday at 1,039.36, up 10.08 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 229.11 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: March ’14 $2.70 higher $446.30; May ’14 $5.50 higher $457.20; July ’14 $5.50 higher $466.80; Nov. ’14 $5.70 higher $483.60; Jan ’15 $5.60 higher $490.90; March ’15 $5.60 higher $498.30; May ’15 $5.70 higher $503.20; July ’15 $5.70 higher $507.70; Nov ’15 $5.70 higher $503.90; Jan. ’16 $5.70 higher $503.90; March ’16 $5.70 higher $503.90. 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: 607,480 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 607,480.

and growth. “The fact that everybody is working together in partnership to attract new businesses to the region, I think is first and foremost,” he said. One of Martin’s objectives as president is to impress upon members the important role that the Chamber plays. “What we’re going to focus on in the next year and a half is increasing the awareness in our membership in terms of the value of the Chamber.” Although membership is currently hovering around 1,000, Martin would like to see more businesses get engaged through the Chamber. “For small business, I think getting behind the Chamber of Commerce is the right thing to do.” Originally from Edmonton, Reeve worked in a variety of places before settling in Central Alberta with his wife Judy and their young family. Judy was from Sylvan Lake, and they felt it was a good place to raise a family. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Financial services needs to recruit more women, says top BMO exec BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Julie Barker-Merz recalls shooting up the corporate ladder very quickly when she started at the bank nearly two decades ago. But by the time she became a manager in her mid-30s, she was no longer ascending while her male counterparts kept moving up. Now the vice-president and chief operating office at BMO Insurance, Barker-Merz said it made her reassess why she was being judged purely on her performance, while her colleagues were being judged only by their potential. “But I did break through (the glass ceiling),” she said, citing the importance of women in the industry supporting each other. “As women, we all need our tribe, people we can call and get our support from,” said Barker-Merz. “As leaders, we have that responsibility to help start that and spark that flame.” Barker-Merz was part of a panel of top female executives at the Bank of Montreal on Wednesday who discussed the need for the financial industry to change its ways if it wants to succeed at recruiting more female employees. Charyl Galpin, who is co-head of BMO Nesbitt Burns, said the industry is beginning to understand the value of attracting women into adviser roles amid changing demographics. “There’s been a lot of change and a lot of recognition that it’s a diversity of skill sets that makes a great company,” Galpin, who is also a managing director and executive vice-president. “We should be exploiting every opportunity to do that.” Galpin said young workers, particularly women, have been traditionally turned off by a perception that the in-

vestment industry is an ultra-competitive workplace defined by long hours and a lack of female mentors. “The (investment) field has been very slow in moving in that direction, of trying to find ways of letting junior employees have a life outside of work,” said Alison Konrad, the Corus Entertainment chair in Women in Management at the Ivey Business School. The lack of gender diversity in the financial sector, and in other maledominated industries like consulting, oil, gas and mining, has been a hot-button topic during the past year with the Ontario Securities Commission considering proposals on how to increase the number of women on corporate boards. In January, the OSC proposed that all publicly-listed businesses be required to disclose targets for the number of women in high-ranking positions as directors and executive officers on their boards, reveal how they search and select candidates and decide who to hire. The financial industry is making changes. In February, a new policy at BMO Capital Markets requires junior employees to take off at least one weekend a month. In April, BMO Nesbitt Burns will begin a recruitment campaign on its investment website to dispel some of the myths around working conditions in the financial sector. Galpin said technology has changed, allowing employees more flexibility to manage work amid other family commitments, which is attractive to all employees. “It’s not just a women’s issue anymore,” said Galpin, who started at the bank 35 years ago as a teller. “It’s not about balance. The new word is integration now. How does your work life work with your personal life? ”

Community means so many things to so many people, and the world to us. In all we do and all we say, we’re all for community!

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

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Stellar energy is the wave of the future at St Lucia. This pilot project forms the smaller part of the total at some 3.275 megawatts and comprises some 34,000 thin film cadmium-telluride (CdTe) panels. The largest is at Nyngan NSW; with a whopping 1,350,000 modules, it will generate 102 megawatts of solar power. Nyngan will provide enough energy for Stellar energy collected with photovoltaics tech33,000 average homes and abate some 203,000 tons of nologies is recognized as a significant energy source. CO2. It is calculated that if two per cent of The third partner in this trifecta is in the Sahara desert’s area was to be covBroken Hills, N.S.W., and is slightly smallered in solar photovoltaic arrays, they er at 53 MW. Overall the three will prowould produce all of the world’s energy vide for 50,000 average New South Wales requirements. homes. In Alberta, we are becoming very used This is not to say the island continent to the sight of wind turbines mounted on does not believe in wind. the ridges of our horizons; in Australia In 2011, the nation was up to 1,205 they are focused on harnessing energy megawatts of installed wind facilities with directly from the sun. four more in the planning stage. Fifteen The University of Queensland, in a operational wind farms produced 21 per joint venture with AGL Energy Ltd., the cent of Australia’s demand for electricity. Australian Renewable Energy Agency, In South America, the country of Peru the New South Wales government and has plans to add 300 megawatts of solar LORNE First Solar Inc., is installing three megapower for its citizens’ benefit in the next OJA sized solar arrays with combined aggrefew years. gate capacity of 155 megawatts. The project will help bring electricity The first is in Gatton, 90 km west of to 95 per cent of Peru’s population. Brisbane, in southeast Queensland. Although that won’t be enough for all, It is a pilot project that will supplement Austrait is a vast improvement over the current 66 per cent lia’s largest roof top array at the U of Q main campus

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of the population with access to electricity in their homes. As big as the projects are in Australia and Peru, in the photovoltaic application of renewable energy, Saudi Arabia is considering installing a massive 23,900 megawatts of power by 2020. This will be the combined production from the output of both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power facilities and, if it is carried to completion, will be the largest solar electric project in the world. The North African countries of Morocco, Egypt and Algeria are planning on mega generation facilities powered by solar photovoltaic arrays with 1,500 megawatts, 1,800 MW, and 3,000 MW respectively. These countries want to develop and exploit their climates and high irradiation levels and develop renewable energy harvesting in order to help mitigate their dependency on fossil fuel. Around the world, solar power facilities operate on all continents. China, the U.S., Germany, Spain, India, Italy and Canada all have megawatt solar farms. Solar power has become more common than one may realize. Lorne Oja is an energy consultant, power engineer and a partner in a company that installs solar panels, wind turbines and energy control products in Central Alberta. He built his first off-grid home in 2003. His column appears every second Friday in the Advocate. Contact him at: lorne@solartechnical.ca.

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NEW YORK — To fool predators, some butterflies create wing colour patterns that make them resemble their unpalatable cousins. Only recently have scientists been unraveling how they do that, and now researchers have identified the gene that does the trick for an Asian swallowtail. In fact, it’s a surprise that just one gene can let females of the species, sometimes called the common mormon, produce the elaborate wing markings of toxic relatives. Scientists had proposed that it would take a cluster of genes. “We were very shocked when we found it was just the one,” said Marcus Kronforst of the University of Chicago, senior author of the study published online Wednesday by the journal Nature. The gene was already known to play a different role, basically telling body cells whether the insect is male or female. It was apparently co-opted to take on the second job of controlling wing patterns in females, Kronforst said. The gene acts as a switch, regulating other genes to produce wing patterns that mimic those of any of three species of toxic butterflies. A given butterfly’s pattern depends on what versions of the gene it inherited from each parent. The gene can also make a female’s wing look like a male’s.

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Development Officer Approvals On March 4, 2014, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Burnt Park 1. Shunda Consulting & Const Mgmt Ltd. – a new 2787m2, 6 bay industrial building, to be located at 94 Burnt Park Drive. Glendale 2. K. Matei – a 0.55 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard and a 2.94 metre relaxation to the distance from the doors to the lane, to an existing detached garage, and a 1.0 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard to an existing deck, located at 5859-71 Street. Timberstone 3. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 17.22m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 23 Tallman Close. 4. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 20.25m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 24 Tallman Close. 5. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 20.34m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 25 Tallman Close. 6. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 21.32m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 26 Tallman Close. 7. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 17.22m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 27 Tallman Close. 8. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 20.44m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 28 Tallman Close. 9. Laebon Developments Ltd. – a 15.92m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed multi-attached building to be located at 30 Tallman Close. Vanier East 10. Beta Surveys Ltd. – a 0.07 metre relaxation to the minimum sideyard to an existing single family dwelling and attached garage, located at 244 Van Slyke Way. 11. Abbey Homes Ltd. – a 1.47 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to the house, a 0.66 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to the deck to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 51 Vienna Close. 12. True-Line Contracting Ltd. – an 8.1m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed semi-detached dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 11 Vista Close. Discretionary Use Laredo 13. True-Line Contracting Ltd. - a new 2 bedroom secondary suite, with a separate rear entrance, a double front attached garage and rear gravel parking pad, within a new single family dwelling, to be located at 114 Lalor Drive.

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You may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on March 21, 2014. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403-342-8399.

Bylaw Amendment 3456/A-2014 proposes to amend Bylaw 3456/2010 which authorizes The City of Red Deer to change the repayment schedule and interest rate for the Central Alberta Theatre loan. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected by the public at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, during regular office hours. The electors may submit a petition calling for a vote of the electors to determine whether the proposed bylaw should be passed. The petition must meet the formal requirements of Sections 221-226 of the Municipal Government Act and be filed with the Manager, Legislative Services within 15 days after the last date the proposed bylaw is advertised. The last date of advertisement for this bylaw is Friday, March 14, 2014.Any petition will be public information.The bylaw will be considered by Red Deer City Council at the Monday, April 14, 2014 Council Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the petition process or the use of the petition please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed Tenders clearly marked Queens Business Park Phase 2/3 Surface Improvements closing Thursday, March 20, 2014, delivered or mailed to the Purchasing Section, Sixth Floor at: The City of Red Deer Professional Building Suite 600 4808 50th Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1X5 Attention: Financial Services Reception Desk and received before 2:00:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, March 20, 2014 will be opened in public immediately thereafter. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Bidder(s) without consideration. Faxed Tender Documents or Tender Amendments will not be accepted. The Work is comprised of approximately: • 55,000 cu.m. Waste excavation to on-site stockpile • 145 lin.m. Concrete curb & gutter and monolithic sidewalk removal • 290 sq.m. ACP removal, varying depths • 23,000 sq.m. Reshape granular roadbed • 1,350 ton Additional granular base course • 500 sq.m. 600mm granular sub-base • 500 sq.m. 200mm granular base course • 3,455 lin.m. Concrete curb & gutter • 1,715 lin.m. Concrete monolithic sidewalk • 190 sq.m. 100mm concrete median cap • 9,050 sq.m. 50mm ACP, bottom lift • 23,500 sq.m. 60mm ACP, bottom lift • 450 sq.m. 75mm ACP, bottom lift • 450 sq.m. 50mm ACP, top lift • 60 lin.m. Thermoplastic pavement markings • 1,800 sq.m. Seeding Tender Documents are to be obtained directly from The City of Red Deer Engineering Services Department,Third Floor, City Hall, on or after 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 for a $50.00 nonrefundable fee. The City of Red Deer Contract Specifications 2013 Edition may be obtained from the Engineering Services Department for a $40 plus GST, non-refundable fee, or may be viewed on The City of Red Deer Website @ www.reddeer.ca. Subcontractors may view the Tender Documents at the Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer Construction Association offices. Inquiries regarding this Project may be directed to: Andrew Phillips, C.E.T. The City of Red Deer Engineering Services Department 4914-48 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3T3 403.342.8158

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their true feelings to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A person in a leadership role is eager to help you at this time. This individual appears to be cooperative and may treat you with greater attention and consideration. Structure is important to you and you appreciate a well defined lifestyle as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You cannot function unless you cannot act entirely as yourself. It’s impossible for you to mask under a different persona. Your closest people

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Ask The Dentist! by Dr. Michael Dolynchuk, DDS

Bus Stop Dentistry - or Not? Dear Dr. D:

Why are so many doctors late in seeing patients?

After becoming a dentist, my significant other believed that she was A: developing multiple sclerosis. Over time, travelling to Edmonton, we spent one day for an upper spinal cord MRI, another day waiting to simply have a conversation with the neurosurgeon, another complete day for an MRI on the lower spinal cord, and at least another work day to discuss these results. Everything came back negatively, but for each time we had a date and a time and not once were things on time. Whether one is a physician, a dentist, a chiropractor, or any other health care professional – anyone who is a clock watcher through the day is in the wrong profession. The same neurologist who kept us waiting for 6 hours had a reader board in his waiting room that said 'I'm sorry if I am making anyone wait for your scheduled appointment. It is simply an approximation that I give patients before I can devote my best care and attention to you. The human body, and everything connected within, is unpredictable and therefore so is my schedule. However, I promise to give you the same time and attention that I am providing to the patients just before you.'

Family hurt after son cut off contact

I realized early on that waiting was everywhere in the health care profession. Pressure is put on dentists to be on time. The human body and its variables, the life of doctor and team, and all the emergencies that we deal with daily affect us all. We will make your filling as perfect as possible, as well as your crown or denture fitting. We will not release you from our clinic until it is right. The fact that a dentist isn't 100% 'on time' isn't something negative – it just means that some human factor has entered the picture and we are working to care for all.

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lost your son has chosen to cut off contact, contact with our son. but you cannot force him to stay in He is a recovering addict. As far touch. as we know, he has maintained a job Are you in touch with the girlfriend? and, I hope, has been able Is she a reliable partner, or to stay clean. might she be abusive? MITCHELL He has moved to a city Even so, he is an adult, & SUGAR about four hours away with and you can only do so much his new girlfriend, and I without his cooperation. am sure she is keeping him In the meantime, please in line. consider counseling. You My wife is heartbroken. We main- are grieving and worried, and you need tained a room for him in our home un- to move forward so your son’s absence til he was almost 30 years old. He was doesn’t become the focus of your daily always close to his mother, and they life. It will not be easy. But we recomwould speak on a daily basis. mend that you keep sending your son Now, he doesn’t call or take our calls emails and cards, just saying that you or emails, and never accepts cards or love him and that you will always be letters. He said he needed space when available should he decide to contact he left, and that was a year ago. My you. We hope he will. Soon. wife grieves as though he has passed, Dear Annie: We’re in the process of crying at night, wondering what hap- downsizing. pened to our son. Among the things that we no longer What should I do to relieve the need or want are family pictures that pain? Should we keep trying to contact include spouses from our daughter’s him? two previous weddings, both of which We don’t understand how he can be ended in divorce. so hurtful. — Tears in Vermont Dear Tears: We are so sorry that Please see ANNIE on Page C8

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I am all for tossing anything with either of her husbands in them. But my husband is concerned that our grandchildren will be hurt if they don’t see their fathers’ faces in the pictures. Any suggestions? — Sunny Dear Sunny: Could you give the pictures to the grandchildren? These are their parents, after all, and they might enjoy having these photographs. If the kids are little, display one from each wedding and put the rest in a box until they are older. Dear Annie: My sister recently saw your column with the letter from “Mourning My Brother,� whose brother was estranged from his children when he suddenly died. She passed the column on to me. Since my divorce 10 years ago, I have been estranged from my two daughters. I have repeatedly attempted to restore communication with little success. We might have a short period of communication, followed by years of silence. I recently tried again.

This time I enclosed a copy of your column. I got a response from one of my daughters. The column made her realize that I truly did not understand the reasons why there has been no communication between us. That column opened her heart to explain all the years of sorrow and guilt she had and her feeling of not trusting me. Even though her remembrance of things is not the same as mine, she believes her feeling to be true. I acknowledged her feelings, apologized for causing her so much pain and sorrow, and asked that we live in the present. We cannot change the past, and to relive it only hardens our hearts. We have agreed to start sending emails to each other once a week. I am so excited that she is open to trying to start our healing process. I have grandchildren that I never knew I had. — Very Grateful Grandmother Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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The 2014 City of Red Deer Bob Stollings Memorial Award recipient Kathy Charles makes her way to the stage at Westerner Park during the City of Red Deer employee recognition awards banquet on Friday. The award is handed out each year to a city employee who has displayed outstanding civic performance and has modeled Red Deer’s cornerstone values of respect, integrity, service and excellence. Charles is a signage foreman with the Public Works Department.

Redwood National and State Parks close road to deter midnight burl poachers

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks. The practice — known as burl poaching — has become so prevalent along the Northern California coast that Redwood National and State Parks on Saturday started closing the popular Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at night in a desperate attempt to deter thieves. Law enforcement Ranger Laura Denny said Tuesday that poachers have been stalking the remote reaches of the park with their chain saws and ATVs for decades, but lately the size and frequency of thefts have been on the rise. “When I interview suspects, that is the (reason) they say: their addiction to drugs and they can’t find jobs,� she said. Her husband, park district interpretation supervisor Jeff Denny, said it is comparable to poor people poaching rare rhinos in Africa to sell their horns. Jobs are hard to come by since the timber and commercial fishing industries went into decline. “Originally there were 2 million acres of old growth forest that spanned the coast of Northern California from Oregon to Monterey,� he said. “Over the past 150 years, 95 per cent of that original forest has been cut. The only remaining old growth forest in existence now is almost entirely within the Redwood national park� and some state parks. A redwood tree can survive the practice, but the legacy of the organism that could be 1,000 years old is threatened, because the burl is where it sprouts a clone before dying. Sprouting from burls is the prevalent method of redwood propagation.

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Red Deer artist Matt Gould poses with his ‘Totems of the Masculine’ exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Archives.

Totems explore masculinity BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF

What makes you think you’re a man? Since first asking that loaded question two years ago, Red Deer artist Matt Gould was able to gather some nuanced and complex answers by talking to 15 local guys about their hopes, fears, strengths and shortcomings. Gould incorporated what he learned from the volunteers into a participatory art exhibit: Totems of the Masculine, which opens on Saturday at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibit is made up of 15 free-standing “tribal” artworks that Gould created of wool and tooled leather — one for each male involved. Each dimensional totem contains a portrait of the individual, as well as associated words and descriptive symbols. Gould sees each artwork as a hieroglyph-like representation of a participant. Viewers can imagine themselves as archeologists, deciphering and uncovering things about each individual by analyzing the various motifs. The cumulative picture of masculinity that emerges from the project is certainly more complicated and varied than the stereotypical, but still somewhat prevalent, notion of beer-commercial men: Sportsobsessed plaid-shirt types, who can expertly wield hammers and have the steady self assurance of John Wayne. Gould, who grew up gay in the 1970s, admitted it was something of a relief to learn that “a lot of other guys feel the same way as I felt: We think that men, in their DNA, can look at a car engine and figure it out, or take up a wrench and fix the plumbing.” But Gould found plenty of other men also viewed themselves as Lego pieces in the Mega Blok male universe for not knowing their way around a car engine, sports field or tool box. That other men also need to call a plumber is somehow reassuring, he added with a chuckle. Gould admits there’s nothing remotely scientific about his “survey” of malehood. While the participants, both gay and straight, ranged in age from their

late 20s to mid 80s, they mostly come from either artistic or professional fields. Regretfully, no oilfield workers, technologists or labourers opted to take part in the project, but Gould believes a good variety of information was still shared by those who did respond to his publicized search for male volunteers. He began in 2012 by first making a line drawing of each guy who came forward, then asking each subject to personally embellish a tracing of the sketch. The men applied stamps, wrote sentences, traced their hands, or created random designs, such as those reminiscent of planets and stars, over their portraits. And Gould incorporated these into his totem designs. Each participant was asked to provide written answers to questions such as: When did you first feel you were a man? Who did you look up to as a hero and mentor? What is your favourite movie? What are your perceived strengths and shortcomings? Gould created his totems out of all of these elements — the portraits, words and motifs that help define each male subject. Artistic touches of his own were also added, based on Gould’s personal impressions of the individuals. The artist, who has had his work shown by the Alberta Crafts Council in Edmonton and the Art Gallery of Alberta, never spells anything out for viewers. His textile works offer abstract clues, or fragmented hints about the men’s personalities. These can be further filled out by reading accompanying cards, which highlight words from the men’s questionnaire responses — such as “virile,” “envy,” “confidence” and “rage.” The artist turned the image of one man, who valued control, upside down on one of the totems. He added an antler nose to the totem of another man, a taxidermist in real life. He sewed a cut-out tractor to the totem of a man who grew up on a farm and first felt manly when riding a John Deere. An Indo-Canadian man, who spoke about his beliefs, was rendered as part of a Hindu religious tableau.

Another guy who cited his childlessness as a perceived shortcoming was vulnerably depicted with his privates exposed, while flower symbols decorate the totem of a man who was called “sissy” for his nontraditional hobbies. Images of superheroes such as Batman, Wolverine and Iron Man were liberally applied to several totems, as were quotations from a variety of sources, including Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde — even from the male subjects, themselves. In the process of creation, Gould believes he made personal peace with some of his own gender identity issues. “This was profoundly revelatory for me ... I realized I’m OK with my place in the universe. I have more confidence now. ... It was fascinating on all kinds of levels,” said the artist, who’s interested in getting feedback from his participants on the character studies he created of them out of wool and leather. As society is becoming more broad minded about the roles of men, Gould noticed a downside. He believes younger men are having a harder time defining what’s expected of them. “I think younger guys are even more messed up than people of my generation, with bulimia and anorexia ... and wondering if they are supposed to be some kind of superstuds . . .” said Gould, who’s in his 50s. It’s strange to think that the narrow, restrictive rules of masculinity that were purposely broken down by baby boomers over the last few decades had been oddly reassuring for certain men in the past. Although Gould made no totem for himself in the exhibit, he believes his own would have included elements from all 15 that he made to reflect others. “In a way, everything you do is a self portrait.” The exhibit that will be moved to the Alberta Craft Council gallery in Edmonton in August, continues at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until May 11. An opening reception and artist talk will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

A fast-paced blast through the past MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SUCCESSFULLY RESURRECTS A 1960S ANIMATED CLASSIC BY BRUCE DEMARA SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE It’s a tale about a dog and his boy. Derived from a segment called Peabody’s Improbable History on the old Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which ran from 1959 to 1964, the people at DreamWorks Animation hope to strike box office gold by plumbing the past. Previous efforts, including the Dudley Do-Right movie in 1999 as well as The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2000 were not particularly successful from a critical or audience perspective. This one is likely to be a different story for a number of reasons. The film takes much from the original, including the fact that the much accomplished know-it-all canine — Nobel prize laureate, etc. — is a little emotionally detached. He prefers his young charge Sherman to rather formally call him Mr. Peabody rather than Dad and has a hard time saying the ‘L’ word, preferring instead to express his “deep regard” for his adopted son. The Sherman of the present is much preferable to the one of yesteryear, who was a bit of witless cipher. This one is far better fleshed out as a seven-year-old boy with genuine emotions and a child’s propensity to not necessarily do everything they’re told.

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Mr. Peabody (Ty Burell), Penny (Ariel Winter) and Sherman (Max Charles) enjoy the benefits of time travel in Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The story also includes, most critically, the WABAC time machine, which creates the impetus for the pair’s high-camp adventures through the ages. Not surprisingly, the animation by DreamWorks is light years ahead of the original, rudimentary cartoon. With its 3-D effects, the film is a visual delight from start to finish. The characters are rendered in an exaggerated way that is both playful and amusing. Sherman’s big brown eyes and slightly rounded front teeth are downright endearing and Mr. Peabody’s bright green eyes glint with intelligence. The plot is clean and simple, involving a naughty classmate of Sherman’s named Penny whose troublemaking leads to the intervention of Mrs. Grunion, a maniacal social worker who threatens to separate the two main characters. When Sherman tries to turn her into a friend, he breaks the taboo of using the

time machine without Mr. Peabody present, resulting in a riotous ride through history, including stops in ancient Troy and Egypt and the Renaissance and some unexpected mayhem. Craig Wright’s screenplay has a number of offcolour bodily function-related jokes for the youngsters but more than enough wit to appeal to adults. There’s some fine voice work by Ty Burrell as Mr. Peabody, Max Charles as Sherman and Patrick Warburton as Agamemnon among others. Youngsters aren’t going to get much in the way of an education since the historical sequences are played for laughs, not accuracy. Still, kids of all ages are sure to enjoy this visually splendid, fast-paced blast through the past. Bruce DeMara is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.


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The Colour of Inner Peace is presented by Arts a la Carte until March 28. The exhibit on display at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre was inspired by an assignment in a first-year Red Deer College Visual Art course. The instructor, Marnie Blair, began by asking: how do you experience colour in your daily life? The flags in the exhibit were created by members of the community at Red Deer College, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Magsparks, and elsewhere.

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 tonight, 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 tonight, 4 to 6 p.m. ● The Colour of Inner Peace by Arts a la Carte is open at Marjorie Wood Gallery at Kerry Wood Nature Centre until March 28, with a reception tonight, 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. ● 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 19 and 20. Bend Sinister performs 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 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.

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands — or else Pharrell Williams will come over and burn you with the feral pep of Happy, a pop hit surging with enough sunshine to cause melanoma. It’s the first single from Girl, a chipper new album that enjoyed an extraordinary promotional boost at Sunday’s Academy Awards, where Happy had earned a best original song nomination for anchoring the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. And while Pharrell didn’t win the Oscar, he did give the telecast’s least-yucky musical performance. Wearing an oversize Mountie hat (his new trademark) and a sly grin (his old trademark), he sauntered down the aisles, inviting Lupita Nyong’o and Meryl Streep to shimmy along. What’s that? You’d love to watch Steve Carell, Magic Johnson and Earl Sweatshirt dance to this song, too? Then check out the viral music video that elongates Happy into a continuous 24-hour loop. Also, good luck. After about 10 minutes, it feels like a demented metaphor for the song’s SARS-level catchiness. There is no escape. And hasn’t Pharrell spent enough time in our heads in the past year? Last summer, we couldn’t escape the man cooing on Daft Punk’s neo-disco triumph Get Lucky, or Robin Thicke’s Marvin Gaye seance, Blurred Lines. Now, Pharrell’s back with his first solo album since 2006’s pretty-much-forgotten In My Mind, and his voice has never been more inescapable. Or maybe it just seems that way. A decade ago, Pharrell was carpet-bombing American radio with a slew of innovative, era-defining pop singles that make his recent victories feel superficial. Alongside his production partner Chad Hugo in the Neptunes, he crafted icy rap anthems with Clipse, weird bubble-gum with Britney Spears, and just about every shape of pop song in between. Ten years later, he’s still a brilliant studio alchemist, making real instruments sound fake and fake instruments sound real. As a melody man, he can steer Curtis Mayfield’s falsetto into jazzy corners. And as a rapper, he’s a boaster who, on a good day, could hang with the best of them. (Go ahead and look up Drop It Like It’s Hot, his 2004 hit with Snoop Dogg, and be delighted by its eternal freshness.)

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Little Feat the most underrated band of the ’70s The most underrated ’70s band to come out of Los Angeles — no, make that the whole of United States — Little Feat never had a true hit single. In my years of listening to classic-rock radio, I’ve yet to hear one of their songs in the rotation. Until former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres published Willin’: The Story of Little Feat in November of last year, no one had written a biography of the band. Fong-Torres’ book is jammed with quotes from the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Rickie Lee Jones, testifying to the greatness of Little Feat during their golden age. Marshall Tucker, Eric Clapton and Robert Plant have called Little Feat their favourite band, and the Stones and Dylan both made sure to see them live. They still tour, but without their founder, who died in 1979. Happily for Feat’s fans, though, Rhino Records has just released a 13-disc box set of the band’s recorded and live songs, plus outtakes, called Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 19711990. If you’ve never gotten acquainted with the band, now’s the time. The band’s origin story begins in 1968, when guitarist and singer Lowell George joined Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. When Zappa heard George’s song Willin,’ he suggested that the guitarist break out and form his own band. You might think of Frank Zappa and the Mothers as stoner music, but Zappa wasn’t into the drug scene; and, according to Lowell George’s biographer, Mark Brend, the references to “weed, whites, and wine” in Willin’ didn’t feel like part of the Mothers’ catalog. It’d be an understatement to say Little Feat violated Zappa’s drug-free policy, but George nonetheless learned from Zappa’s managerial style and became an exacting band leader himself. In 1969 he founded Little Feat with keyboardist Bill Payne, combining blues, New Orleans funk and spacey jams to create a steaming gumbo of Southern rock. (The spelling of “feat,” by the way, is an homage to the Beatles.) www.carnivalcinemas.net 5402-47 St. Red Deer MOVIE LINE 346-1300 MADAGASCAR

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The band is best known for Waiting for Columbus, a live album recorded over seven shows in 1977 and released in 1978. Fleshed out by a stellar horn section courtesy of Tower of Power, Waiting for Columbus is widely considered one of the best live albums ever released; Rolling Stone readers put it at No. 7 on their top 10 list, and, in 2010, Phish played the album in its entirety for their semi-regular “musical costume” Halloween show. For a taste of the Feats in their glory days — and a glimpse of George’s ubiquitous white overalls — you should check out the concert DVD Skin It Back, filmed in Germany just a few days before the band recorded Waiting for Columbus. Willin’ remains Little Feat’s calling card. It originally appeared on the band’s self-titled debut album from 1971, and they recorded it again for 1972’s Sailin’ Shoes. (I’m partial to the slightly slower, less polished version of the song that appears on a bootleg from 1974.) It’s a trucker’s anthem, with repeated references to cities in Arizona, California and New Mexico. (“And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari/ Tehachapi and Tonopah.”) There’s an echo of Willin’ in Rock & Roll Doctor, the opening track on 1974’s Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, which name-checks MobileMoline Nacogdoches, and New Orleans. Rock & Roll Doctor is a good example of Little Feat’s off-kilter, syncopated rhythms — kept by drummer Richie Hayward — which may have contributed to the band’s lack of radio play. That’s what Feats guitarist Paul Barrere has suggested, anyway.

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Review effortless, truly funny BY HANK STUEVER ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES “Life is all we have, but is it any good?” asks ultimate critic Forrest MacNeil in Comedy Central’s appealingly hilarious new series, Review. Instead of reviewing books, movies or — yeesh — TV shows, MacNeil (played by Andy Daly, with perfect deadpan seriousness) takes suggestions from his viewers about what life experience he should tackle next. When he’s completed the task, he rates the activity on a five-star scale. “When I get back from rehab, I’ll probably say that cocaine is terrible!” MacNeil frantically yells to the camera that follows him everywhere, after his wife (Jessica St. Clair) and friends stage an intervention because his assignment to review addiction has gone ridiculously awry. “But do not believe me! I give [cocaine] a million stars!” (Post-rehab, he soberly gives it half a star.) Nearly all of MacNeil’s assignments are ill-advised: he robs a bank to see what stealing is like. He takes the babysitter to her prom. He makes a sex tape with a lifelike doll. He dresses as Batman and tries to be a superhero. Dabbling in the experience of being a racist, the strait-laced MacNeil ends up in the swastika-decorated garage of a friend he meets in a mandatory “sensitivity training” workshop at the office. “You like Hitler,” MacNeil offers. “I like the way Hitler started out,” the man replies. “But when he started with the Obama stuff, that’s when it all went downhill.” MacNeil gives racism half a star. “Forrest, it’s racism,” says the show’s pretty on-air host (Megan Stevenson). “It should get no stars.” But MacNeil is an upstanding journalist, the people’s tribune, and it is Review’s stated policy that there is no experience in life that deserves zero stars. Next assignment! “What’s it like to get a divorce?” a viewer asks. MacNeil is so committed to his work that he musters the courage to ask his wife for a divorce, even though he doesn’t want one at all. The beauty of Review is how each assignment serves to make MacNeil progressively more pathetic. The show builds on his misery as Daly and the rest of the cast never

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waver from the overall mockumentary-like premise. A concurrent assignment — “What’s it like to eat 15 pancakes?” — just makes MacNeil sick on top of despondent. This all might be particularly delicious territory for us pathetic creatures known as critics, but, being as objective as one can be in a review, I happen to think Review is one of Comedy Central’s most effortless and truly funny new shows in a while. It’s also a sly rebuttal to an era in which everyone’s a critic and anything can be reviewed online. For showing us how silly that really is, I give Review four stars! ★★★ Co-conceived by actor Dennis Leary (and vaguely resonant of his FX drama Rescue Me), USA’s new half-hour comedy Sirens turns out to be a wicked little exercise in gallows humor, riffing on the bizarre situations that emergency medical technicians see. The premise is simple enough: three EMTs roam around Chicago in their ambulance and, between calls, slag on one another. Johnny (Michael Mosley) just broke up with his cop girlfriend (Jessica McNamee) and regrets it, while Hank (Kevin Daniels) joins Johnny in razzing the rookie, Brian (Kevin Bigley). Like everything else in the half-hour format, Sirens whizzes past at 90 mph. But the humor is smartish and has more bite and suggestive raunch than you’d expect. The performances are smooth and the momentum feels right — something most new comedies never achieve. Three stars! ★★★ FX has offered comedian George Lopez to the same deal it offered Charlie Sheen with Anger Management: if Lopez’s new sitcom, Saint George, gets past 10 episodes at a certain ratings threshold, the network will guarantee another 90 episodes. After just one episode, it’s nauseating to think someone would have to write 89 more. Saint George is only concerned with making sure that everyone in America has an equal opportunity at making terrible television. I give it no stars. But you can’t give something zero stars! Watch me.

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PHARRELL: No children’s album by any stretch But scurry any further down that YouTube nostalgia hole and Girl will quickly start to feel less like Pharrell’s big moment and more like a rush job to capitalize on his unexpected resurgence. Here, his taut production style feels airless and claustrophobic, and his duets — specifically, with Justin Timberlake on the Jackson 5-ish Brand New and with Alicia Keys over the rigid reggae of Know Who You Are — create only the tiniest sparks. On his own, things get even more meh. Hunter rebuilds Diana Ross’s Upside Down with the spongy Neptunes synth-timbres of a decade ago, while Pharrell filters weak singing through lazy rhymes. “Duck Dynasty is cool and all,” he raps, “but they got nothing on a female’s call.” (He’s emulating Prince’s “You don’t have to watch Dynasty” line on Kiss, but he ends up sounding like Debbie Harry on Rapture.) Lost Queen is another meandering song about meandering flirtation, filled with crisp percussion and friendly vocal melodies worthy of a cartoon soundtrack. And while the lyrics are PG-13, there’s enough X-rated blah-blah-blah elsewhere to make it clear that Girl isn’t a children’s album by any stretch. Not that Pharrell is trying to be the new Wiggles — but who is he trying to be? He’s asserted himself as a technician focused on his listeners’ pleasure, but we still don’t know him. His lyrics have never been more vapid and he’s never been more beloved. So what’s under the hat? A Fort Knox of personality and pathos? Or just a bunch of air? Girl provides an unsatisfying answer: don’t worry, be happy. The hat stays on.

“Lowell used to do this thing with cassette tapes where he would take the tape and cut and splice it together, not knowing what was going to happen. [On Rock & Roll Doctor ] there was like a couple of measures that were 3 ½ beats instead of 4 beats and he would hand the tape to [keyboardist] Billy [Payne] and say, ‘Normalize this.’ I think within the framework of the verse there’s a 6/4 measure, which is probably why

town. Sarah at the Tea For Two is becoming a friend. Tad Brinks, a clown known as The Magnificent Moo Moo, is friendly. And Jim Bates, raccoon remover and first-rate roofer, is the guy to call for almost everything. Then there is the dog, who arrived and decided to stay. Rebecca’s priority is to find something inspiring to photograph and try to restart her career. She does find the very thing. It’s the walks in the woods that present her with a new idea. Soon she’s snapping away. There is mystery here and sadness. Rebecca is onto something big. Things are turning out just as she had hoped. The only problem is the mystery of the photos is not so mysterious to everyone. If only she had asked someone, Jim Bates for instance, who, after all, is the goto guy. This is a light read but an enjoyable intrigue, with a bit of romance thrown in and, of course, a happy ending. Peggy Freeman is a local freelance books reviewer.

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we didn’t get a whole lot of airplay on jukeboxes. If people try to dance to it, it’s like they’re on the wrong foot!” Dixie Chicken, from 1973, furnished many of Little Feat’s best known songs: the funky/funny Fat Man in the Bathtub, penned by George; the title tune, written by George with his childhood friend Martin Kibbee; and On Your Way Down, a cover of a song released two years earlier by New Orleans composer Allen Toussaint. Little Feat moved into funkier territory with 1977’s Time Loves a Hero, which was more of a group effort and less dominated by George himself, who at this point was working on solo material. The title track is by Barrere, Payne and bassist Kenny Gradney, but I like to think of its lyrics as describing their band leader, who would die just two years later, of heart failure: “Well they say/ Time loves a hero/ But only time will tell If he’s real/ He’s a legend from heaven/ If he ain’t he was sent here from hell.” ● Rock & Roll Doctor (Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, 1974) ● Fat Man in the Bathtub (Dixie Chicken, 1973) ● Oh Atlanta (Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, 1974) ● On Your Way Down (Dixie Chicken, 1973) ● Hamburger Midnight (Little Feat, 1971) ● The Fan (Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, 1974) ● Dixie Chicken (Dixie Chicken, 1973) ● Willin’ (Sailin’ Shoes, 1972) ● Time Loves a Hero (Time Loves a Hero, 1977) ● All That You Dream (The Last Record Album, 1975) Lara Zarum is a graduate student in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU. She writes a regular TV column for the Toronto magazine the Grid.

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Obituaries STYNER Marlin Ernie Feb. 25, 1963 - Feb. 28, 2014 With great sadness, we announce that Marlin passed away peacefully at Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre in Calgary at the age of 51. His health had taken a turn 3 years ago and he had been in hospital since Spring 2011. He was born in Edmonton February 25, 1963, to Roy & Nora Styner. He was raised in Red Deer, graduating from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in 1981. With visions of entering college in fall ‘81, Marlin was in a car crash and sustained a serious spinal cord injury. Through the gracious support of family, friends & the community, he persevered and received his Business Administration diploma from Red Deer College.

BREEN 1932 - 2014 It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald ‘Gerry’ Maurice Breen announces his passing on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Red Deer, Alberta. Gerry was born on October 9, 1932 at Pine Lake, Alberta to George and Daisy Breen. They moved to the Springvale Area east of Red Deer where he was raised and attended school. In 1956, he was united in marriage to Eunice Richey. They resided in and around Red Deer, raising five children. Eunice passed away in September 1995. Despite a few medical challenges in his later years, Dad lived life to the fullest and maintained his independence to the end. Left to celebrate his life and love are his children; Joyce (Ben) Meyer and their children, Alicia (Jason) Nolet, Megan (Ryan) Laight and Brad (Karmen) Meyer; Ken (Linda) Breen and their daughter, Kyra; John Breen and his sons, Trevor and Thane; Allan Breen and Brenda Stanvick and his children, Beth and Logan; and Rosalie (Jonathan) Kerr and their children, Melissa and Laura. He is also survived by his great grandchildren; Nathan, Andrew, Audrey and Madeline. Gerry’s last years were made brighter by his loving companion, Barbara Hamilton. He was predeceased by his parents and a granddaughter, Kimberly Breen. A Memorial Service for the late Gerry Breen will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gerry’s honor may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta at www.heartandstroke.ab.ca or to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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BRISEBOIS Dennis July 13, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2014 Dennis John Brisebois, formerly of Drayton Valley, passed away peacefully in Red Deer on February 27, 2014 at the age of 59. Born in Edmonton, Dennis and his family moved to Slave Lake when he was still young. By the early 1960’s they settled in Drayton Valley, where his father established Brisebois Bros Construction. The oldest of five kids, Dennis took the role of Big Brother seriously, and throughout his life, never stopped being there for friends and family whenever they needed him regardless of the circumstance. Service and a celebration of his life will be held in Red Deer, March 8, 2014 at the Red Deer Legion at 1:00 p.m. Dennis is pre-deceased by his father and mother, Conrad and Thora Brisebois of Drayton Valley; his grandmothers Ethel Thomson and Alice Starling, also of Drayton Valley. He is survived by brothers David and Gerald of Red Deer and Dan (and Leslie) of Cold Lake; sister Laurie of Red Deer; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles throughout Alberta; and anyone during his life fortunate enough to call Dennis a friend.

DEWITTE (nee George) Joyce Elizabeth(Betty) Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Red Deer on March 4, 2014. The youngest of eight children, Betty was born in Bracken, SK on June 3, 1941 to parents, Joe and Hazel George. She started her education at Climax School and completed high school at Battleford, SK. Betty graduated from Battleford School of Psychiatric Nursing in 1962. She worked as a psychiatric nurse in Alberta and then in BC culminating in her ownership of a psychiatric boarding home in New Westminster, BC. Upon her retirement, she moved to Red Deer to be closer to her family and spend time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing and quilting, and being an avid Canuck’s fan. Betty will be remembered for her quick wit, her delightful sense of humor and her vivid imagination. Her positive outlook on life helped her through many health problems. Betty is survived by her twin daughters, Sharyl Winebar and Shelley (Glen) Smith, both of Red Deer and their father, Jack Dewitte; along with six grandchildren, Laura, Melissa and Justin Winebar and Andrew, Brandon and Sara Smith; two brothers, Jim (Mary) of Lethbridge and Gordon (Sybil) of Raymond; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. A graveside service will be held in the early Spring at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty’s honor may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 101, 6751 - 52 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8. 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.

ST. JEAN 1942 - 2014 Helen Mary “Mary Ellen” passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Helen “Mary Ellen” was born at Amesbury, Alberta into a rural farming family. Michener Services was her home for the last sixty-three years. She will be greatly missed by her friends and everyone who had the opportunity to work with her over the years. She is survived by her brothers, Henry St. Jean of Delia, Albert (Emun) St. Jean of Red Deer and Joseph St. Jean of Wetaskiwin; her sisters, Noella Muise of Plamondon, Theresa (Rick) St. Jean of Plamondon and Card Of Thanks Rachel (Terry) Madge of Red BODWELL Deer, as well as numerous Darlene Bodwell and family nieces, nephews and dear wish to thank the numerous friends. Helen “Mary Ellen” caring people that helped was predeceased by her Joe through his illness. They parents, Vitaline and Noé St. include Dr. Colin Holmes, the Jean and a sister, Estelle St. Home Care Nurses (especially Jean who recently passed Syanne and Joanna), the ER away January 30, 2014, her Staff and Nurses of Unit 32 niece, Jennifer St. Jean and for their special attention. nephew, Michael Muise. Her We are very grateful as well friends will be Celebrating to Bruce MacArthur from Helen “Mary Ellen’s” Life at the Meaningful Memorials for his Roland Michener Recreation Centre “Theatre Room” 38A caring manner and personal involvement. We also deeply Avenue at 51A Street, Red appreciate the support and Deer on Monday, March 10, loving thoughts from our 2014 from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m. family and friends. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, SLAYMAKER Funeral Director at The family of the late PARKLAND FUNERAL Linda Josephine Slaymaker HOME AND CREMATORIUM would like to thank everyone 6287 - 67 A Street for the love and support (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. shown to us during this difficult 403.340.4040. time. Sincere thanks to those who sent cards, flowers, food, messages and donations to the Red Deer Hospice, and Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to Dr. M. McCall, the amazing staff at the Red Deer Hospice and Parkland Funeral Home. The Slaymaker family

Marlin was not one to accept charity without giving back, so as a quadriplegic, he became an avid volunteer, and through encouragement from his mentors, embarked on a career in public speaking. He has spoken to close to 1,000,000 youth about Injury Prevention on behalf of the PARTY Program (Prevent Alcohol & Risk Related Trauma in Youth), Junior PARTY, and SMARTRISK Heroes. Other passions Marlin spoke on to adult audiences were: Universal Design; Motivation; Overcoming Personal and Physical Barriers; Transition; Empowerment; and Traveling with a Disability. He served on numerous boards of directors, task forces, advisory boards and committees -- locally in Red Deer, provincially, and nationally, including: City of Red Deer; Red Deer College; Traffic Safety Board, Alberta Ministry of Infrastructure; Alberta Paraplegic Foundation; Human Resources & Development Canada; Neurotrauma Connections 99; Alberta Disabilities Forum; Red Deer Safety City; Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT); Canadian Transport Agency (CTA); Provincial Barrier Free Transportation Committee; Spinal Cord Injury Collaboration Initiative; Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Red Deer South Provincial Progressive Conservative Association. After volunteering a number of years on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Paraplegic Association, he was offered a staff position and worked for the organization in Community Development, Government Relations and Advocacy until September 2008. A council member since 2005, he was appointed Chair of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities in July 2008. He was also a consultant for Universal Design & Barrier Free Access. He was chairman of his 10 & 20-year Reunions for High School. In 1995, he was inducted into The Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Hall of Fame. In August of 2004 he was appointed as 1 of 100 Alberta Centennial Ambassadors for the province’s Centennial Celebrations in 2005. In May of 2005, Toastmasters International presented him with their “Communication and Leadership Award”, the highest award presented to a non-Toastmaster. That same year he was also awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for Service to the Community, and he became an Ambassador for the Rick Hansen Foundation. In 2006, he was a co-founder and the spokesperson for the Alberta Disability Coalition, a grassroots movement to mobilize the disability community to become active politically, and to elevate the status of disability issues with the leadership candidates of the Alberta PC Party and ultimately, the next Premier. In June 2007, he was awarded the highest honor bestowed by the City of Red Deer, the Mayor’s Special Recognition Award for Humanitarianism. In 2012, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities presented their National Award “In recognition of Marlin’s valued contribution to the Disability Rights Movement in Canada”. That same year, Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities created an award upon conclusion of his Council Chair position. “The Marlin Styner Achievement Award recognizes Marlin’s passion and commitment that he would bring to all his endeavors.” In December 2013, Rick Hansen presented the 25th Anniversary Relay Medal to Marlin for being a Difference Maker. Marlin was a sports fan, enjoyed spending time with family & friends, playing cards & games, travel, reading, music, singing, dancing, sailing, writing, and public speaking. He took an extreme interest in promoting the message that “90% of all injuries are predictable and preventable”. He always told people, “A person in a wheelchair is just that -- a person -they’re just in a wheelchair. We have the same hopes, dreams, fears, drives, and desires as everyone else.” Marlin’s life was very fulfilling and he always took time to “smell the roses”. He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 11 years and best friend, Diane Gramlich; his parents, Roy & Nora Styner; brothers Leland (Ellen) Styner & Parker (Carina) Styner; nieces Ellysa & Jenny Styner; his in-law family; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a wealth of friends. Marlin was predeceased by his grandparents (Ernie & Emma Wudel and Louis & Blanche Styner), as well as several aunts & uncles. The family wishes to thank the caring medical staff, nurses, doctors, & volunteers of Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary General Hospital, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (ICU & Unit 31) Peter Lougheed Centre, and Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre (Chronic Complex Care Program) for assisting Marlin through his medical journey over the past 32 years. A celebration of Marlin’s life will take place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, 3310 - 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3X9, at 2:00pm (Linda Ervin, United Church Minister, officiating). In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta), #103, 4719 - 48 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.serenity.ca Arrangements entrusted to SERENITY FUNERAL SERVICE Edmonton South(780) 450-0101

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Found Catholic Social Services is offering a rewarding opportunity with the Approved Home Program serving a young adult male diagnosed with mild developmental disabilities. The individual currently attends Red Deer College and has developed several friends with in the community that he likes to visit, he is also seeking part time employment in the city. As an Approved Home proprietor you will provide ongoing training and support in addition to daily structure in a positive supportive home environment. The individual would greatly benefit from a positive male role model in the home, as well as the successful candidate(s) must demonstrate creative approaches for ensuring routines are maintained. The individual will pay Room & Board. Part of the hiring process demands proof of a current Criminal Record check prior to starting the position. Catholic Social Services will facilitate an orientation session to the Approved Home Program and on-going monthly training is offered as well.

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

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Eastview Estates Sylvan Lake ELEMENTS is looking 5 Attn: Human Resources Beauty Treatment Operators. email:kwolokoff@ MOVING SALE. Mar. 7, 5028-50A ST. Moving sale, Selling seasonal gift IMMEDIATE OPENINGS bearspawpet.com 10-6 Mar. 8, 9-4. Leather antique display case, file packages & personal care Night Foremen, COCAINE ANONYMOUS Fax 403-252-9719 Lazyboy, electric chair, cabinet, model cars, Corproducts in Parkland Day & Night Operators 403-396-8298 Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 beds, sm. freezer and vette T-tops, and more. Mall-4747 67th St Red Must have H2S, First Aid, Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 fridge, shower chair, raised Mar. 6 & &th. 4 pm. -8 pm. Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus valid driver’s license. toilet seat, table & chairs, bonus & commission, F/T, Pre-employment Drug treadmill, linens, clothes, Beauty certification req’d You can sell your guitar screening shelving units, items too email resumes: for a song... Competitive Wages. numerous to mention or put it in CLASSIFIEDS elementsreddeerbto@ Benefit Package and we’ll sell it for you! 6 Escott Close gmail.com Please submit resume with references to: ELEMENTS is looking for apply@wespro.ca PRODUCTION TESTING 5 retail sales reps. selling Employment season gift packages and Training CLASSIFICATIONS or by fax to (403) 783-8004 EXPERIENCED Only individuals selected for personal care products in SUPERVISORS and 700-920 interviews will be contacted Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. TESTERS Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + Day & Night ARNETT & BURGESS bonus & comm. FT. No Must have tickets. Oilfield Construction Limited Caregivers/ exp. req`d. Please email Top paid wages. is immediately looking Interested applicants please contact: Aides Based out of Devon, AB. elementsreddeer@gmail.com for a full-time Email resume to: Catholic Social Services SOAP Stories is seeking 5 FT LIVE-IN CAREGIVER YARD SUPERVISOR kathy@dragonsbreathpt.ca F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, for the Blackfalds 403 347-8844 ext. 2917 REQ’D IN R.D. DUTIES selling soap & bath shop/yard. Classifieds...costs so little Payroll Administrator INCL: CHILDCARE products $14.55/hr. + Responsibilities include Saves you so much! FOR 3 BOYS, ALSO Computerized Accounting bonus & comm. Beauty loading of heavy PERFORMING BASIC cert. req’d. Location Computerized Payroll Accounting equipment, inventory Clerical HOUSEHOLD TASKS Parkland Mall - 4747 67th tracking, shipping/ PH 403-314-2240 TO APPLY and more! St. Red Deer. email receiving, hotshots, and premierjobrdbto@ WANTED F/T live-in nanny yard maintenance. Financial Assistance available gmail.com for infant in Red Deer. Please email resume to to qualified applicants. SERVICE RIG $10.19/hr 40/week. Call hr@abpipeliners.com or SOAP Stories is seeking 5 Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd Michael (403)396-4480 fax to 780-384-2402. retail sales reps. Selling is seeking exp’d soap & bath products. FLOORHANDS & CEDA IS HIRING! Current$12.10 hr + bonus & comDERRICK HANDS ly seeking Operators/ Locally based, home every mission. Ft No exp. req`d. Clerical Labourers for our Pigging night! Qualified applicants Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. & Decoking division must have all necessary Red Deer. email resume to (permanent positions in the OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Invites applications for the position of: valid tickets for the position premierjobrd@gmail.com Red Deer area). Apply in Bowden wanted. being applied for. Online: www.cedagroup. WIRELESS WORLD Computer exp., Word, Bearspaw offers a com requires 2 Retail Sales Excel, Outlook, knowledge very competitive salary Associates for Bower of Quick Book, etc. Duties FLUID Experts Ltd. and benefits package Place Mall, 149A 4900 are: A/P, A/R, invoicing, Fluid Experts of Red Deer along with a steady Molly Banister Drive., and general office duties. is seeking experienced work schedule. Red Deer, AB; FT, perm Email resume to: For more information visit our website at: Please submit resumes: Class 1 Operators to start ASAP; Will train, info@trackersalesltd.com Attn: Human Resources to haul clean fluids for the provide direct mobile or fax 403-224-2225 Email: Oil & Gas Industry. Home phone sales and customer hr@bearspawpet.com every night, company support services at Fax: (403) 258-3197 or benefits with exceptional location & other duties; Mail to: Suite 5309, EAST 40th PUB Classifieds pay structure. Must be able Dental $12.00/hr. Email Resume: 333-96 Ave. NE Your place to SELL to work on their own with LIVE JAM retailjobs@ Misc. Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Your place to BUY minimal supervision. mywirelessworld.ca Sunday’s 5-9 p.m. Registered Dental Help Compensation based on Assistant required for new ZUBAR Production experience. Fax resume clinic opening up in w/all tickets and current Services Penhold, minutes south of drivers abstract to: is currently taking resumes Trades Professionals Red Deer. Position will be 403-346-3112 or email to: for experienced part-time to start (3 days), roger@fluidexperts.com Production Testing AUTOBODY with the potential to Personnel expand to full-time. JOURNEYMAN Email resume to: Clarke Insurance Looking to fill position by MECHANIC rdzubaroffice@telus.net Services Inc. April 2014. Training in or equivalent skill level. or fax to (403)346-9420. RDA program is a must; Required immed. 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OPTICAL ASSISTANT - Exceptional customer service project under construction Please fax resume to customer-focused and results-driven Training provided. F/T AND P/T JOB AVAIL. - Able to act as a liaison between the company and development in 403 342 7447 attention: Apply in person with ON DAIRY FARM, individual with minimum 3 years experience northern Alberta and and the customer human resources resume to: 4924 59 St. WEST OF BLACKFALDS., as a Business Manager in an Automotive refining and marketing - Ensure accuracy of policies Red Deer, AB. Email: wildroseholsteins FOREMAN distillate, gasoline and Dealership with strong business office @cciwireless.ca - Write new business and maintain current customer base We are a well established fuel oil (Downstream) knowledge and skills. If you are an individual fabrication and repair operations. Harvest is Buying or Selling Restaurant/ A Level 1 or 2 General License would be an asset with a vision to help the department reach new facility (10 employees) offering a challenging your home? Hotel Please drop off your resume at 3235C - 50 Avenue, looking for a skilled height, we would be interested in discussing opportunity for a Check out Homes for Sale individual who has: Strong Red Deer or email to laurel@clarkeinsurance.ca in Classifieds your potential future with our company.  Measurement Cameron Bay Holdings Inc. organizational skills, ability Coordinator o/a McDonald’s requires a to read, relay, modify C.A. D. (Measurement Specialist / RESTAURANT MANAGER Performance Criteria: and engineered drawings, Supervisor) for our Gasoline Alley Stores, strong mechanical skills for • Gross profit achievement that is open to a long term located at 37479 Hwy 2, repair of small and large Oilfield • Achievement of forecasted targets commitment. and 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer. equipment., ability to The position could be • Dealership sales penetration levels Yearly salary is between instruct procedures in located in any of our $38,000.00 - $43,000.00. Ferrous and non Ferrous Harvest site locations Must have 3 to 5 yrs exp. welding. We offer a Qualifications: in Alberta. and be able to supervise comprehensive benefit • 3 years automotive dealership Business We offer a competitive 30 to 70 employees. Flexible program and a starting compensation package. Management experience hours needed as both salary of $70,000/yr. with Interested individuals are restaurants are 24 hours. incentives. Reply in confi• Knowledge & understanding of F & I encouraged to apply Warehouse Representative McDonald’s experience is dence to Box 639, c/o Red products on-line: preferred but we will Deer Advocate, 2950 Required for Ponoka Oilfield Supply Store • Strong communication and business skills www.harvestenergy.ca consider all applicants. Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Duties to include: Benefits and bonus • Excellent organization and multitasking AB T4R 1M9 email: Hiring full time Operation program offered. Fax Customer Service Heavy Lifting Involved RedDeerFabrication@gmail.com • Computer literate Coordinator/Field Inventory Control Deliveries (with trailer) Supervisor for local oilfield resume to 403-783-4251 or GOODMEN ROOFING Ltd • Knowledge of ADP an asset email to cbay22@telus.net testing company (7700-76 St Close, Red Clerical Duties Shipping & Receiving We offer a competitive commission Must be local (Red Deer area) DINO’S TAKE OUT Deer) requires 5 LowForklift Operations Must have testing based incentive plan. LOOKING FOR EXP’D Slope Roofers to install flat experience P/T AND F/T DELIVERY and low-slope roofing Please Send Resume to: Competitive salary DRIVER. systems. High School Email: tiona.hurley@wolseley.com Fax: (403) 783 - 2855 Health benefits offered Please apply in person diploma & min. 3 yrs. exp Please send resume to Send resume to 6705 - 46 Ave., Ponoka, AB. T4J 1J8 w/resume to: required. $25/hr. benefits ken@darkstarproduction. 130, 3121 49 AVE. after 6 months. 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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 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo. DEER PARK AREA 74 to 129 Block of Dunning Cres., Depalm St. and approx. 3 blocks of Douglas St. $108/mo. EASTVIEW Erickson Dr., Eldrige Cr., Everitt Cr., Elkin Cl., $187/mo. ALSO 37 Ave. from 39 St. to 44 St. and Exeter Cr. and 38A Ave. Area $111/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA 41 Ave. from Ross St. to 44 St. + 4000 Block of 47 St. and 44 Block of 40A Ave. $63/mo ALSO 40A, 41 & 42 Ave. between 39 St. & 44 St. $120/mo. ALSO 43 Ave. Area between 39 St. and 43 St. $61/mo ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306

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AFFORDABLE 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

Household Furnishings

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2 BOOKSHELVES, $25 each. QUEEN BED w/headboard & 2 night stands, $200. Round kitchen table, $100. Call 403-318-9840

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

MORRISROE MANOR

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

Travel Packages

1900

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

WOOD DINING TABLE. pedestal leg, $35. 403-347-5912

Stereos TV's, VCRs

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Misc. for Sale

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4 FT. ROUND ALL FUR, TEEPEE RUG, mixed colors. $200. 403-347-7405 CLOTHING/FABRIC steamer. Conair Model GS5RC. Includes all attachments & instruction manual. Mint condition. $30. Call (403) 342-7908 DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino

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Houses For Sale

INNISFAIL: New

DUPLEX large single att. garage, 2200 sq. ft., 1.5 lots, walkout, infloor heat, air cond., 2 large decks, fully dev. up/down & landscaped, high eff. furnace & water heater. Room for shop. $329,900, No GST. 403-396-3203

MUST SELL

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

3810 47 ST. Spacious 1 bdrm. suite w/balcony. Stove, fridge, security. Adult only, no pets. Rent $845. 403-343-0072

NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955

AGRICULTURAL 2000-2290

RISER HOMES 1 ONLY

Our SPRING Ahead into a Riser Home special is upon us again. Beautiful Modified Bi-level with a large entry, and a modern look. Large 3 bdrm., 2 bath walkout, 1563 sq. ft. of family space, large deck, large garage, wide lot backing onto trail system & green, 5 pce. master ensuite, large walk-in closet. Much, Much More! A MUST SEE!. $432,235. Lloyd @ 403-391-9294

Livestock

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FLATLAND RANCH has on offer yearling and 2 year old Gelbvieh Bulls. We have been selling reputable bulls for 15 years Chuck 403-854-6270

Horses

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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

Rooms For Rent

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FULLY Furn. room for rent. $500/$250. Call Jackie 403-396-2468.

Warehouse Space

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SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

Mobile Lot

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SMALL Square Barley Straw. PADS $450/mo. Min. 20 bales. 403-340-3061 Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, ap- 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call prox. 60 lbs. put up dry at anytime. 403-588-8820 and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798

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FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes

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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

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GLENDALE

3060

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Automotive Services

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Keep the Car, Take the Money! If you own a vehicle, get up to $10,000 today!

Antique & Classic Autos

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Waskasoo Creek 1/2 Duplex

near Coronation Park and trail system. 1484 sq.ft. 2 storey, 3 bedrooms up, hardwood, gas fireplace, fenced back yard, New shingles in last 5 yrs. Dble.garage. Quick Poss. Avail. $349,900. 403-396-5516 Agent Chosen.

www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

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8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW. Mar 14 - 16. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space available. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102 EGAuctions.com

Cars

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EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. 1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville Call Renee at 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

VIEW ALL OUR 4070 PRODUCTS

NEW CONDO

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

Farms/ Land

at www.garymoe.com

CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

4010

455 ACRES AGRICULTURAL

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

Locally owned and family operated

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 gord.ing@remax.net

Houses For Sale

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

2 SPEC HOMES 2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., Ready for your colours. $1075. incl. sewer, water Can be shown at any time. & garbage. D.D. $650, 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Avail. Apr. 1 403-304-5337 Lacombe. 403-588-8820 INNISFAIL 2 bdrm. in To deliver newer 4 plex, avail. Apr 1. CUSTOM BUILT 1 day a week in 403-506-8730 NEW HOMES BOWDEN by Mason Martin Homes ORIOLE PARK Kyle, 403-588-2550 OSTRICH Belts, New size 3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. Please call Debbie 36. $80. 403-347-5912 rent, s.d. $650, incl water FREE Weekly list of sewer and garbage. properties for sale w/details, at 403-314-4307 SET of 13 of the Famous Avail. Apr. 1. 403-304-5337 prices, address, owner’s Rineheart Indian Portrait phone #, etc. 342-7355 P/T CASHIER Clerk. Apply from 1898, 17.5 x 22.5”. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer with resume to Highland $130. for all. www.homesreddeer.com Green Value Drug Mart. 403-347-7405 Suites RENTAL STORE REQUIRES MUST SELL SNOWBLOWER, 5 hp AN EMPLOYEE FOR 1217 sq.ft. duplex. 2 BDRM. furn. apartment in Craftman, with chains, COUNTER SALES. 4 bdrm., $184,900. 6 forward spds., 2 reverse. Sylvan Lake. $1200/mo, Must have equipment and 403-588-2222 $600 d.d. Call 403-887-4610 $450. 403-347-6509 small engine knowledge. Retail and parts inventory Public experience are assets. Must be physically fit. Notices Full time position with OT in busy season. sales@parklandrentals.com IN THE COURT OF QUEEN’S BENCH or fax 403-347-7066 HOLY Man’s & Medicine Man shield Blackfoot & stoney Indian. approx. 24” to 36” long. These items are generally found in museums or movie sets ($150 for both) 403-347-7405

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homes

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

Condos/ Townhouses

Lots For Sale

RED DEER 403-754-5104 4971 Phelan St.

2 bdrm. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686

1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444

WAREHOUSE for lease/Rent. 1850 sq.ft bay plus 600 sq. ft. of mezzanine with a 10x15 office on mezzanine and a bathroom. 14 ft over head sunshine door. Bathroom and room for a 40 ft trailer and about 3 extra parking spots outside. asking $2495.00 a month. Call Jason at 403.598.7400.

www.thetitlestore.ca

2 BDRM Adult Apt.

THE NORDIC

4110

Pinnacle Estates

SUNNYBROOK

CLASSIFICATIONS

Commercial Property

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

ns, no pets, no parties www.ambassadorapts.ca

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

PANASONIC bookshelf speakers 120 watts, $60 MATURE FEMALE for obo; HP photosmart printer cleaning, shopping, assist $35; HP computer monitor senior male. Paid daily. Resume, 19” $60 obo 403-782-3847 & ref’s req’d. 403-342-6545 PS2 w/15 games $75; Xbox w/15 games $75; Atari Plug and Play 2 $50 403-782-3847

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

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

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

Addington Drive

Sherwood Cres.

1800 1840

Dogs

LOGS

Landry Close / Lawson Close

SUNNYBROOK AREA

EquipmentHeavy

Homestead Firewood

Lacey Close / Lennon Close

Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres

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BABY BULLET food processor. Includes all attachments, storage containers, instructional manual. Mint condition. $30. Call (403) 342-7908

Firewood

For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

Vicar Street / McKee Close

Children's Items

MOUNTVIEW

Issard Close

MORRISROE AREA

1500-1990

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.

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Teeny Tiny Morkies extra fluffy and extremely cute! Non shedding, shots done 587-987-3422 or email: wendyschedel@gmail.com

Oriole Park West

Isherwood Close

Lund Close

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WESTLAKE

Lamont Close

Law Enforcement/ Corrections/Military background, a valid security license req’d. Positions avail. are P/T during the weekends. Starting wage is $23-$25/hr. pending experience. Please email your resume to: triwestab@yahoo.ca

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Suites

1 BDRM. apt. at 4616-44 St., quiet tenant over 40 yrs old, non smoking, no pets, heat & water incl, laundry on YAMAHA electronic key- site, rent/sec. $720/month. board $175 403-309-1838 Available April 1, 2014. Ph: 403-341-4627.

Piano & Organs

EXECUTIVE Kennings Cres. SECURITY OFFICERS Supplies & Kirby St. PRINTER scanner Sharpe also For employment in Red Deer AL1551CS Applicants must have Kelloway & Kyte Cres., $100 403-782-1437 previous Kensington & Kirk Cl

INGLEWOOD AREA

LANCASTER AREA

TRI-WEST SECURITY ALBERTA is looking for qualified:

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RED Pearl Forum 5 pc. drum set w/cymbals, pedal, throne, stix, orig.owners $300 403-782-1437

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Musical Instruments

GUITAR $50. 403-346-4811

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

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880

Misc. Help

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life

(Reliable vehicle needed.)

ACADEMIC Express

880

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Truckers/ Drivers

455 Acres Agricultural

land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease rev.. Inq. w/ name & address to: Box 1079, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., R.D, Ab T4R 1M9

EXECUTIVE 1/2 Duplex near Coronation

Park & trail system. 1484 sq.ft. 2 storey, 3 bdrms up, hardwood, gas fireplace, fenced yard, garage. $349,900. 403-396-5516 agent chosen

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Resident Apartment Manager - Red Deer 27 units, quiet, adult, no smoking, no pets Collect rent, clean, building maintenance, Sidewalks and grass. Renovation skills a plus Criminal record check. Send resumes with experience, expectations and references to: resumes@ wunschdevelopments.ca or fax: 780-452-8284

SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to canpak@xplornet.ca Village Mall Sobeys is seeking a Full Time Assistant Produce Manager Previous retail mgnt experience required, preferably in a Produce Department Please apply online at www.sobeyscareers.com or email sby1147villagemall @sobeys.com

OF ALBERTA, JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF EDMONTON

NOTICE TO:

MANDY DEE BIRD

TAKE NOTICE that Stephen Taylor and Taylor Lundie, a minor, by his Litigation Representative Dawn McPartland has filed a Statement of Claim, Court File No. 1403 00432 in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Edmonton, seeking: 1. Judgment in favour of the Plaintiff Taylor including: a. General Damages for pain and suffering in the amount of $75,000.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; b. Cost of future care presently estimated at $20,000.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; c. Past and future Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Capacity presently estimated at $50,000.00; d. Past and future loss of Housekeeping Capacity in the amount of $25,000.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; e. Special Damages, presently estimated at $12,500.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; f. Pre-Judgment interest pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. J-1; g. A declaration that none of the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff Taylor is a “minor injury” within the meaning of s. 597 of the Alberta Insurance Act, RSA 2000, c I-3 and the Regulations passed thereunder; h. Costs of this action on a solicitor and his own client basis; and i. Such further and other relief as this Honourable Court may deem just. 2. Judgment in favour of the Plaintiff Lundie including: a. General Damages for pain and suffering in the amount of $15,000.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; b. Special Damages, presently estimated at $12,500.00, or such other amount to be proven at trial; c. Pre-Judgment interest pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. J-1; d. A declaration that none of the injuries sustained by the Plaintiff Lundie is a “minor injury” within the meaning of s. 597 of the Alberta Insurance Act, RSA 2000, c I-3 and the Regulations passed thereunder; e. Costs of this action on a solicitor and his own client basis; and f. Such further and other relief as this Honourable Court may deem just. The grounds alleged are stated in the Statement of Claim and Notice to Defendant, a copy of which will be mailed to you upon request directed to the Clerk of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 0R2. Your whereabouts being unknown, the Court by Order granted by L.A. Smart on March 3, 2014 has ordered substitutional service upon you by this advertisement. Should you wish to oppose the claim, or seek other relief, you must promptly take steps in accordance with the Notice to you endorsed on the Statement of Claim and Notice to Defendant, or instruct your lawyer to do so. If you fail to file and serve a Statement of Defence or Demand for Notice within 32 days of this publication you risk losing the law suit automatically. If you do not file, or do not serve, or are late in doing either of these things, a court may give a judgment to the Plaintiffs against you. DATED at the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta, this 3rd day of March, 2014. HILLENBRAND KOZICKI LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, Solicitors for the Applicant, ATTN: Benjamin Block, Suite 201, 2520 Ellwood Drive, Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9, FILE: 2166-001 BJB, PHONE: (780) 801-0600, FAX: (780) 801-0601


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PIMP your ride, ready for paint. 1993 Chev 1500 1/2 ton 2wd, mech. sound, offers, call Don 403-304-6443 for appt.

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Tenders

Crimea parliament sets vote to break away from Ukraine

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PUBLIC NOTICE SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ALBERTA TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Parks Division is seeking motivated, courteous and hardworking individuals with exceptional customer service skills for the 2014 season. Positions are available at: Jarvis Bay Provincial Park (less than 30 km from Red Deer), Red Lodge Provincial Park (about 15 km west of Bowden), and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park (about 75 km from Leduc), Miquelon Lake Provincial Park (located about 32 km north of Camrose), Dillberry Lake Provincial Park (located about 48 km northeast of Provost), Midland Provincial Park located west of Drumheller.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia. Speaking from the White House, Obama said any decisions on the future of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, must include the country’s new government. “The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the constitution and violate international law,” Obama said. “We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders.” Russian President Vladimir Putin was almost certainly behind Thursday’s dramatic developments, but it was not clear whether he is aiming for outright annexation, or simply strengthening his hand in talks with the West. The U.S. moved to impose financial sanctions and travel restrictions on opponents of Ukraine’s new government and the EU also announced limited punitive measures against Putin’s government, including the suspension of trade and visa talks. Both Washington and the EU said they were discussing further sanctions. “I am confident that we are moving forward together, united in our determination to oppose actions that violate international law and to support the government and people of Ukraine,” Obama said. Crimea’s parliament rammed through what amounted to a declaration of independence from Ukraine, announcing it would let the Crimean people, 60 per cent of whom are ethnic Russian, decide in a March 16 referendum whether they want to become part of their gigantic neighbour to the east. “This is our response to the disorder and lawlessness in Kyiv,” said lawmaker Sergei Shuvainikov. “We will decide our future ourselves.” Ukraine’s prime minister swiftly denounced the action. “This so-called referendum has no legal grounds at all,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The country’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, later said Ukraine would move to dissolve Crimea’s parliament, but such an action would have virtually no practical effect. In Washington, Obama spoke with Putin by phone for nearly an hour — their first known contact since Saturday.

Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Riot police stand at the entrance of the regional administrative building during a rally in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday. Clashes between protesters and police broke out early Thursday in Donetsk as police cleared demonstrators from the regional administration center. The Ukrainian flag once again was hoisted over the building, and about 100 Ukrainian Interior troops could be seen in and around it. The White House said Obama told Putin his country’s actions violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and that there was still a way to resolve the dispute diplomatically. Earlier in the day, Obama signed an executive order authorizing the Treasury Department to levy financial sanctions against “individuals and entities” deemed responsible for Russia’s military takeover in Crimea. The U.S. also imposed a separate ban on U.S. visas for an unspecified and unidentified number of people the U.S. accuses of threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial borders. In a statement, the White House said the penalties would target “those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate.” The sanctions were unlikely to directly target Putin. The U.S. actions came as EU leaders gathered at an emergency summit in Brussels to put in place their own measures, but appeared split over how forcefully to follow America’s lead. EU President Herman Van Rompuy said the bloc would suspend talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and on a visa deal, and

would consider further measures if Russia does not quickly open meaningful dialogue. The Europeans were divided between nations close to Russia’s borders, which want the bloc to stand up to Moscow, and some Western economic powerhouses — notably Germany — that were taking a more dovish line. “Not everyone will be satisfied with the decision, but I should say that we did much more together than one could have expected several hours ago,” said Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Meanwhile, in Moscow, a prominent member of Russia’s parliament, Sergei Mironov, said he had introduced a bill to simplify the procedure for Crimea to join Russia and it could be passed as soon as next week. Another senior lawmaker, Leonid Slutsky, said the parliament could consider such a motion after the referendum. Earlier this week, Putin said Russia had no intention of annexing Crimea, while insisting its population has the right to determine the region’s status in a referendum. A popular vote would give Putin a democratic fig leaf for what would effectively be a formal takeover — although it was too early to tell whether such a move would actually go forward.

Tensions ramp up as gangs clash with residents over barricades in Venezuela

Positions available include: • Campground Booth Attendant: Jarvis Bay, Red Lodge, Pigeon Lake, Miquelon Lake, Dillberry Lake • Maintenance Service Worker: Jarvis Bay, Red Lodge, Pigeon Lake, Miquelon Lake, Blackfoot Recreation Area, Dillberry Lake, Midland • Maintenance Supervisor: Jarvis Bay, Red Lodge Qualifications vary depending on the position:

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

• High school diploma preferred; some related experience is required • Excellent customer service skills • Passion for parks and the outdoors • Knowledge of Provincial Parks and local/regional tourism opportunities • Experience handling cash, point-of-sale equipment/cash register and performing daily cash outs • Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite • Experience in the hospitality industry an asset • Experience operating and maintaining equipment, landscaping, turf management etc. • Experience cleaning and maintaining washroom facilities. Park staff are required to work various shifts including weekends. All positions require a Vulnerable Security Search clearance prior to being hired. A Defensive Driving Certificate and Driver’s Abstract are required for some positions. Wages vary dependent on the position and experience. For a detailed job description please visit www.AlbertaParks.ca Application deadline: March 15, 2014 Please submit a resume and cover letter (specifying the position and location applied for) by email, fax or mail to: Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation East Central Region Suite 700, Millenium Centre, 4909 – 49 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1V1 Fax: 403-754-6243 E-mail: Colleen.O’Neill@gov.ab.ca We thank all applicants for their interest. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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To inquire about more job opportunities with Parks please go to www.albertaparks.ca.

CARACAS, Venezuela — A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday as gangs of government supporters on motorcycles rode into east Caracas neighbourhoods to remove street barricades placed by opposition protesters. The pitched battle in a mixed industrial and residential district heightened tensions on the same day the Venezuelan government expelled foreign diplomats for the second time in a month. More than 100 men on motorcycles carrying pipes and rocks swarmed Los Ruices in the incident, trying to force their way into some buildings. Residents screamed “murderers, murderers” from rooftops and the motorcyclists taunted them from below, urging them to come down and fight. Venezuelans fed up with food shortages and unchecked violence have been staging nearly daily street protests since mid-February, snarling traffic with barricades of garbage, furniture and burning tires. At least 21 people have been killed in related violence, by government count, in the country’s worst unrest in years. President Nicolas Maduro’s administration shows no signs of crumbling from several weeks of nearly daily demonstrations, but the country appears in a stalemate. Protesters are mostly from the middle and upper classes although they do include poorer Venezuelans who don’t protest in their home districts for fear of progovernment paramilitaries. Sucre Mayor Carlos Ocariz said residents of Los Ruices reported hearing gunshots after motorcyclists began dismantling the barricades. Some apartment dwellers began banging pots and raining down bottles to express their anger,

he said. In the melee, a 24-year-old motorcycle taxi driver was shot dead. “I’m not going to be irresponsible and accuse anyone,” Ocariz said. “I condemn the violence and the shots must be investigated, but I also reject the brutal repression” of security forces. When National Guardsmen arrived to secure the area, a 25-year-old sergeant was shot through the neck and killed. Ocariz said that according to district police, who report to him, in both cases the men’s wounds seemed to indicate the shots came from above. Pro-government motorcycle gangs who reside in slums served as street-level enforcers for the late President Hugo Chavez and continue to menace opponents of the ruling socialists. The opposition claims they are bankrolled by the government. Maduro, meeting with U.S. actor Danny Glover, said on state TV that the slain motorcyclist, Jose Gregorio Amaris, used his motorcycle as a taxi and was clearing debris in order to do his job. He called those who build street barricades “vandals who hate the people” and said a second motorcyclist was seriously injured. Among opposition demands is that the government disarm the motorcycle-riding paramilitaries, called “colectivos.” A day after Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with Panama over its push for Organization of American States-sponsored mediation in the crisis, his government expelled Panama’s ambassador and three other diplomats, giving them 48 hours to leave. Last month, Venezuela expelled three U.S. diplomats, accusing them of conspiring with the opposition, a claim that Washington denied. Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said Venezuela also had suspended debt negotiations over $1 billion owed to Panamanian exporters.


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Republicans make a power play HOUSE PASSES BILL TO BLOCK OBAMA’S EPA RULES ON NEW POWER PLANTS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The bill targets Obama’s proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It’s part of the GOP’s election-year strategy to fight back against what Republicans call a “war on coal” by the Obama administration. The bill passed by a 229-183 vote. Ten Democrats, mostly from coal-producing states or the South, joined Republicans in support of it. Three Republicans opposed the bill. A similar measure is pending in the Senate but faces a more difficult path. “The Obama administration clearly wants to use its regulatory agenda to end coal-fired power generation in this country, but that is a pipe dream,” said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, noting that coal provides nearly 40 per cent of the nation’s electricity. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., called the EPA proposal

“one of the most extreme regulations of the Obama administration. He said the proposed limits on carbon emissions would ”make it impossible to build a new coal-fired power plant in America.“ As a practical matter, no new coal plants are currently being considered because of competition from cheap natural gas. But Whitfield and other Republicans argue that could change if natural gas prices keep rising. In that case, utility companies should be able to “go out and build a coal-powered plant with reasonable regulations,” said Whitfield, who chairs the House subcommittee on energy and power. The Whitfield-sponsored House bill requires EPA to set carbon emissions standards based on technology that has been in use for at least a year. Republicans and some coal-state Democrats say the EPA rule is based on carbon-capturing technology that doesn’t currently exist. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., denounced the legislation as “a science-denial bill” that would strip the EPA of its ability to block carbon pollution. He and other Democrats called the bill a blatant attempt to thwart the EPA and vilify the Obama administration in an election year. The White House has threatened to veto, saying the bill would “undermine public health protections of the Clean Air Act and stop U.S. progress in cut-

16th-century artillery manual shows illustration of ‘rocket cat’ weaponry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — You’re a 16th century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you’re leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What’s a guy looking for a tactical edge to do? Bring on the rocket cats! Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with the Germanlanguage text helpfully advising military commanders to use them to “set fire to a castle or city which you can’t get at otherwise.” Digitized by the University of Pennsylvania, the unusual, full-colour illustrations recently caught the attention of an Australian book blog and then found their way to Penn researcher Mitch Fraas, who set out to unravel the mystery. “I really didn’t know what to make of it,” said Fraas, a historian and digital humanities expert at the Penn library. “It clearly looks like there’s some sort of jet of fire coming out of a device strapped to these animals.” So were these unfortunate animals from the 1500s really wearing 20th-century technology? Fraas’ conclusion: No. Obviously. The treatise in question was written by artillery master Franz Helm of Cologne, who was believed to have fought in several skirmishes against the Turks in south-central Europe at a time when gunpowder was changing warfare. Circulated widely and illustrated by multiple artists, Helm’s manual is filled with all sorts of strange and terrible imagery, from bombs

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In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 photo is an illustration from a manual by 16th century artillery master Franz Helm at the University of Pennsylvania library in Philadelphia. The manual on artillery and siege warfare depicts a cat and dove strapped with bombs to ‘set fire to a castle or city which you can’t get at otherwise.’ packed with shrapnel to missile-like explosive devices studded with spikes — and those weaponized cats and birds. According to Fraas’ translation, Helm explained how animals could be used to deliver incendiary devices: “Create a small sack like a fire-arrow. if you would like to get at a town or castle, seek to obtain a cat from that place. And bind the sack to the back of the cat, ignite it, let it glow well and thereafter let the cat go, so it runs to the nearest castle or town, and out of fear it thinks to hide itself where it ends up in barn hay or straw

ting dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.” Power plants account for about one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other officials have said the proposed rule — the first of two major regulations aimed at limiting carbon pollution from power plants — is based on carbon reduction methods that are “technically feasible” and under development in at least four sites. The rule affecting future plants is a prelude to a more ambitious plan, expected later this year, to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants. “We looked at the data available. We looked at the technologies,” McCarthy told the Senate Environment Committee in January. “We made a determination that (carbon capture and storage technology) was the best system for emission reductions for coal facilities moving forward, because it was technically feasible and it would lead to significant emission reductions.” Whitfield and other critics dispute that, saying carbon capture technology is years away from being commercially viable. A Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., would require the EPA to set standards on based on commercially available technology.

Battle for last rebel stronghold in Syria near border with Lebanon erases countries’ frontier BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARSAL, Lebanon — Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold — a fight that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door. The northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal, dominated by Sunnis, has become a key logistical base for the Syrian rebels who have been fighting for months to keep their hold on the strategic Syrian town of Yabroud, only 30 kilometres across the border. On a recent day, armed fighters in pickup trucks and on motorbikes were seen scrambling down dusty roads out of Arsal into the mountains to cross into Syria and head to Yabroud. Syrian rebels move freely back and forth across the border, and rebels wounded in the battle are brought to Arsal for treatment in clandestine hospitals. At the same time, Lebanese Shiite fighters from the Hezbollah guerrilla group are crossing into Syria to fight alongside the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad that have been besieging Yabroud since November. For the past three years, Lebanon has been struggling with the spillover from Syria’s civil war. Sectarian tensions in Lebanon have escalated, as its Sunni community largely supports the mainly Sunni Syrian rebel movement, while its Shiites back Assad. Hezbollah, the most powerful armed force in Lebanon, has thrown its weight behind Assad, sending fighters who have tipped some battles in the government’s favour. The violence has blown back into Lebanon itself, with suspected Sunni extremists carrying out a string of re-

taliatory bombings against Hezbollahcontrolled Shiite areas. Around Arsal, all sides are brought into dangerously close proximity, exacerbated by the battle raging just over the border. The town’s Sunni population strongly sympathizes with Syria’s rebels. Lebanese security officials say a few hundred Lebanese Sunnis are believed to be offering logistical support or fighting alongside the rebels, particularly in Yabroud. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. But Arsal is surrounded by mainly Shiite towns in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley, raising the potential for friction between the various fighters on Lebanese soil. The town of Baalbek, 20 miles (30 kilometres) to the south, is a source of many of the Hezbollah fighters heading to join the Yabroud battle. Syrian rebels being treated at Arsal hospitals said Hezbollah guerrillas make up the bulk of the forces besieging Yabroud. “They have many weapons, and they are fighting hard because Yabroud is important for them,” one rebel, who spoke on condition he be identified only by his first name, Basel. “But it’s our country and we are strong men. We will defend our people, our land and our honour until we die.” Basel was seriously injured in the groin and left thigh when he and four other rebels were preparing to ambush pro-government forces at Yabroud but were instead ambushed themselves by troops who descended on them from behind. The 27-year-old needs surgery that Arsal’s makeshift hospital, attached to a mosque, cannot provide. But his brother, standing at his bedside, said he will not send him anywhere outside Arsal because he fears he could be captured on route by Hezbollah fighters.

it will be ignited.” In other words, capture a cat from enemy territory, attach a bomb to its back, light the fuse and then hope it runs back home and starts a raging fire. Fraas said he could find no evidence that cats and birds were used in early modern warfare in the way prescribed by Helm. A good thing, too. “Sort of a harebrained scheme,” Fraas said. “It seems like a really terrible idea, and very unlikely the animals would run back to where they came from. More likely they’d set your own camp on fire.”

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