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MICHENER CENTRE FAMILIES REMAIN OPPOSED TO CLOSURE BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Several families of Michener Centre residents remain dead set against moving their loved ones out of the place that they have called home for decades. “I say no. Absolute no. Because this is the best place for my daughter. She’s very happy with the care she gets. It’s been wonderful care since 1969,” said Joyce Tona, 78, whose daughter Diane, 50, is one of about 120 residents the province is working to move out of Michener. Since the province announced its plan almost one year ago, only eight residents have moved, with two more scheduled for last month. All the moves were expected to occur by early 2014. Now the end of the year is the new target. About 60 people with family members living at Michener attended a meeting at Roland Michener Recreation Centre on Saturday organized by Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre who have been fighting the plan to move residents currently living in the older buildings on Michener north and south sites.

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Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody Kvern on Saturday. Jody Kvern is a Michener resident who would see her home of over 40 years change.

Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane’s doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports. More than a day and half after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, the final minutes before it disappeared remained a mystery. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing.

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Deck guru uses creativity to transform backyards

Kings, Queens write history BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Infusing creativity into backyards makes Paul Lafrance smile. The international deck guru, who has shown off his talent on reality TV, inspired people at the Red Deer Home Show on Saturday. He said creative elements that speak to individuals can transform a backyard in an oasis and “allows you to be able to kind of breathe in and out for the first time in a week, month, year.” “It has a potential to be a vacation spot that is really necessary nowadays, a place of respite most people can’t get to anymore because the speed of life and culture makes it very difficult for people to get away and be able to recuperate,” said Lafrance, CEO and founder of Paul Lafrance Design. He’s not one to follow trends that can pigeon hole people into doing something that’s cool one year and out the next. A deck doesn’t have to be big or costly to make an impact in people’s lives. But there have to be elements that they can’t resist, he said.

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“There’s got to be components of the design that are intentional focal points that you can see inside the house in order to draw you out. Otherwise your blinking computer screen, demanding you answer a bunch of e-mails, is going to win,” said Lafrance who has been the host of HGTV’s Decked Out, Disaster Decks, Deck Wars and one of the judges on Canada’s Handyman Challenge. Lafrance said when he started in the business 17 years ago, he knew people would eventually begin to look at their backyards in a new way.

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CORONATION B1 The Kings won their last CCAA title in 2007, which was their recordsetting eighth in a row. The Kings, who were second last year, also have two seconds and three third place medals. The Queens have two gold and are the only team outside of Quebec to win more than once. Their first championship came in 1984 when Cor Ouwerkerk’s squad won the title in Quebec. It was the only time a team outside of Quebec won between 19782006.

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HGTV’s deck expert Paul Lafrance gives a presentation at the 2014 Red Deer Home Show at the Westerner on Saturday.

The RDC volleyball program put their names in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association history book Saturday evening. The Kings and Queens are the first two teams from the same college to win the national volleyball championship in the same year. Montmorency College of Quebec did in it 2006 in basketball. To make it more interesting both national finals were against Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference opponents. The Queens downed the Grande Prairie Wolves 25-17, 25-21, 2519 in Toronto almost an hour before the Kings disposed of the host Briercrest Bible College Clippers 25-20, 25-19, 2518 in Moose Jaw, Sask.

It was the 11th national title for the Kings, once again breaking a tie they held with Limoilou College of Quebec City.

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BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Anime made its mark in Red Deer at TsuruCon 2014 held at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School on Saturday. Shawn Hansen, president of the Otafest Film and Cultural Festival Planning Committee, a hugely popular Calgary anime convention, said the Red Deer event brought him back to his roots. “This is very much reminiscent of how a lot of the bigger conventions started,” said Hansen on Saturday, who attended TsuruCon. “It may seem like it’s not much now but give it time, and if you can be consistent with the event, then people start to find out about it.” Word of mouth is key, not just social media, he said. About 105 people attended TsuruCon that showcased movies and film in the style of character drawing used in Japanese graphic novels called manga. Panel discussions, vendors, classes, a dance and of course a cosplay contest had anime fans strutting in costumes representing their favorite characters. Grade 11 Lindsay Thurber student Brittanie Penner, one of the TsuruCon organizers, said she has made about 10 costumes as a professional cosplayer. She said some misconceptions about people involved in anime persist. “Adults look at us with that weird, ‘what are you doing with your lives sort of look.’ I don’t think they understand the community and the support that comes with liking anime and the culture behind it,” Penner said.

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Justin Lee, dressed as Connor Kenway from Assassin’s Creed and a friend dance and cheer during the talent contest at the TsuruCon Anime Festival held at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School on Saturday. Grade 12 student Keziah Barnes Armstrong, said anime has that — anything is possible magic. Having visited Japan on a student exchange, she experienced the popularity of anime in the country where it all began. Amber Traynor, 19, of Red Deer, who was dressed as character Miku Hatsune, said she likes the detail required in anime, as well as the gore and fight scenes. Brooke Traynor, 14, who attends school online through John Paul II Catholic Outreach School and was dressed as Rin Kagmine, said she’s drawn more to the magi-


BACKYARDS: More than ever And now they need it more than ever. “It’s like a log in the fire, you throw it in there, it’s going to smolder, it’s going to smoke, but once it catches, once people get it, then they’re really going to understand the value of it,” Lafrance said. John Christie, Red Deer Home Show Committee chairperson, said Central Albertans are fired up about their backyards, especially after a long winter. “People want to get out in the backyards and enjoy,” Christie said. “People have an idea of what they want in their backyard. I think there are a lot of opportunities out there to make it your own.” Smaller urban lots are also making people think carefully about how to put their backyard space to use, he said. Visitors to the 2014 home show had 270 exhibitors to check out. Christie expected attendance to be higher than last year with more than 10,000 people coming out to the Westerner, thanks in part to the spring-like weather.

MICHENER: ‘Slow death’ Tona said she knows her daughter will be screaming and kicking mad and her health will be gravely impacted if she is moved. “It’s going to be a slow death,” said Donna Tona, Diane’s sister. “(Residents) will shut down. They will stop eating. They will cry out. They will become violent.” That kind of visceral reaction is the only way they know how to respond, she said. Michener supporters met on Saturday in part to talk about a judicial review that has been delayed

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cal girl anime. Jei Wong, with Otafest special events staff, said anime isn’t a stranger to the big screen. Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature in 2003. Disney distributed The Wind Rises, also by Miyazaki, last year. “Obviously there’s recognition from Disney, which is a strong player in the animation scene. They realize the quality of the animation and the story line,” Wong said.

until November so the group of 22 plaintiffs involved with the parents society can take more time to formulate their case. They hope to show that the government decision was not the result of a suitable process and capable of being overruled by a judge to allow residents to stay. Bill Lough. president of the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre, said they aren’t budging. All families are currently being contacted to find out if they want their loved ones to stay at Michener. Twenty-one out of 39 who have so far responded say yes. “I’m very encouraged by the resiliency of these families. They are not beaten by any means. Actually I would say they are more empowered right now,” Lough said. “We are going to challenge the government continually on this Bill Lough until they understand that they do not have the right to break what is a fundamental principle. The promise that no one should be forced to leave Michener.” Provincial ministers and premiers over the past 20 years have promised Michener Centre would be there for residents as long as it was their desired option. That commitment was reinforced again in the Moving Ahead report in 2008. On March 11, 2013, Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities Frank Oberle, announced the 2014 closure to unsuspecting family members. Lough said Oberly was also fuzzy on the future of Michener group homes that house the rest of Michener’s approximately 100 residents. “He said there was no immediate plans for closure. I will give you my word as minister that will not happen. But I can only promise under my budget calendar.” Now there’s both a new associate minister and a new 2013-14 provincial budget. Gordon Pearce, 84, of Calgary, whose son Gary, 48, lives in a Michener group home, said it’s frustrating to be hearing that group homes will stay open “for

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Sylvan still has shot Sylvan Lake still has a shot at becoming the 2014 winner of Kraft Hockeyville. The Medican Multiplex in Sylvan Lake was one of 16 finalists announced on Saturday during Hockey Night In Canada and the town has already won $25,000 for arena upgrades. Sylvan Lake will put the money towards a new rink after the roof collapsed on the Sylvan lake Arena in January. Sylvan Lake is competing against St. Albert and Bruderheim in Alberta. Salmon Arm, Kimberley and Osoyoos in British Columbia also made the cut along with Arborg, Man. and Swift Current, Sask. In Eastern Canada, Richmond, Prescott, Beeton and Exeter in Ontario are in the running, as well as Chicoutimi, Que., Central Bedeque, P.E.I., and Kingston and Amherst N.S. Each of the top 16 communities will receive $25,000.

HOCKEYVILLE Communities will be whittled down to four during the first round of public voting that ends today at 11:59 p.m. ET, Two from the west and two from the east will be chosen. The number of votes an individual may cast is unlimited. The top four communities each win $50,000 and will move on to the next stage of voting. The final two will each win $100,000 and a chance to host a preseason NHL game. Anyone age 13 and older can vote. Votes will be collected by phone and on the Hockeyville website. The top four communities will be revealed on Hockey Night in Canada on March 15. The top two will be revealed on March 22 with the winner announced on April 5. To vote, go online to or call toll-free 1-866-5338066.

Two killed in avalanche BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LAKE AGNES — Parks Canada says two snowshoers have died after being buried in an avalanche near Lake Louise. Officials say the group was at the bottom of a steep slope and triggered an avalanche around 3 p.m. They say the three who weren’t caught in the slide called for help on their cellphones and managed to pull one of their companions out. the foreseeable future.” Gary has lived in a Michener group home for over 20 years. “We tried some group homes and it didn’t work in Calgary. We heard about Michener. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.” Michener south site has 21 group homes and there are two off site.

RDC: Speaks volumes During that time the Queens also finished second seven times and third four times. After Talbot Walton took over the Queens they finished third in 2010. But despite all the previous medals Saturday was special. “This speaks volumes about our coaching staff and our players,” said RDC director of athletics Keith Hansen. “Winning a national championship is darn special and becoming the first school to ever win both (volleyball) titles in the same year is a real feather in our cap.” RDC is known as a volleyball school, but Hansen believes other programs are right there. “Take a look at our entire athletic program. The basketball Kings are in the nationals, we had the ACAC male golfer of the year (Kyle Morrison), the women’s curling team is going to the nationals and the soccer teams were right there. Overall it’s a special year.” The gold was also the first for Kings head coach Aaron Schulha, who replaced Hansen in 2007-08. “It’s great, but it’s really cool to see Talbot win as well,” said Schulha. “He’s put in a lot of time to get here. We work closely together and it couldn’t happen to a better guy. Now hopefully the basketball follows suit.” Walton was just as happy for Schulha. “Aaron and I talked before the season and we felt we had a chance to both win provincial titles, but you never know what can happen once you get to the nationals. We had a tough road, but to join the boys at the top is a neat thing.”

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Dispute may be nearing end

Barlow wins nod in Macleod



A resident dispute over a water and sewer line project in Ponoka that has dragged on for more than five years could be nearing an end, says a man who has fought on behalf of homeowners. Nick Kohlman has tirelessly pursued the town for years to refund some of the cost of the $448,000 project completed in 2008. The work was done as a local improvement project, which meant 19 property owners on the street were responsible for almost all of the cost. Kohlman, who lives in Ponoka County but has represented several 38th Street residents, has long argued that too much was charged to property owners, whom, he says, have been denied a full cost breakdown of the work done. Some of the billed work was never actually done and other work was wrongly billed to property owners, he claims. The saga has wound its way through appeal boards, the Municipal Government Board and spawned numerous Freedom of Information and Protect of Privacy Act (FOIP) requests. Last July, an administration-recommended proposal to pay $72,191 to residents was rejected by council. Last week, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered the town to refund $289.60 charged to Kohlman for photocopying and document preparation time as part of a $588 bill for a FOIP request. Kohlman’s application to have all fees waived under the grounds the request was a matter of public interest was rejected. The commissioner’s office also found no evidence that the town didn’t respond properly to information requests. Last December, the 38th Street issue resurfaced again in front

of council — which includes five new members. Council decided it wants to review all of the background before making a decision later this year. Mayor Rick Bonnett and Coun. Loanna Gulka excused themselves from the debate because they live on 38th Street. Town acting chief administrative officer Betty Quinlan said the photocopying had been charged at the 25-centper-page rate under the FOIP Act, but the commissioner wanted a detailed breakdown on costs, such as electricity and paper usage and maintenance bills for photocopiers. That will be considered when future FOIP applications are made. Kohlman doesn’t agree with the public interest ruling, arguing there were “clear issues of mismanagement involved” in the handling of the project, which started out as a $195,000 project. “I disagree with that but we’re satisfied the new council is going to look at this entire mess and they’re going to deal with it. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” Kohlman said the FOIP process was valuable even though it came at some cost. “Without FOIP we would not have uncovered what we have uncovered,” he said. For instance, seven gas line crossings that had been charged for were found not to exist, leading to a $4,000 overcharge to residents. Quinlan said the town has been trying to work with property owners to resolve the issue. “This has been an ongoing issue for the last five or six years. We do have a new council. We have to bring them up to speed on this local improvement.” Hopefully, residents will be satisfied with council’s decision when it’s made, she said.


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As local temperatures over the weekend finally broke the deep freeze many people went outdoors to enjoy the scenery at Lake Louise recently. Many also donned skates, snowshoes and cross-country skis to get some exercise. Here the ice sculptures on the lake at the Chateau lake Louise frame the iconic peak of Mt. Victoria that looms high above the lake to the west of the hotel. Each winter the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise commissions ice sculptures to be created and this year the sculptures had an Olympic theme featuring several sporting events along with the castle like wall built on a rink on the lake.

Catholic priest charged in sex assault of minor BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MANNING — A Catholic priest in northwestern Alberta has been charged in the sexual assault of a minor. RCMP say Abraham Azhakathu, 59, of Manning, Alberta, was arrested Friday and faces charges of sexual assault and sexual interference. Police say the alleged assaults occurred in 2013 and were reported by the minor to RCMP in Manning.

They say Azhakathu was a priest practising in the Manning area during that time. Police are not releasing the alleged victim’s age or sex in order to protect the person’s identity. Azhakathu has been released on strict conditions not to be alone with anyone under the age of 16. He is set to appear in Peace River Provincial Court a week from Monday. Police say they are still investigating.

Russian actions in Ukraine could cause Arctic problems: Iceland PM BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Russia’s actions in Ukraine could cause problems for international cooperation in the Arctic, says Iceland’s prime minister. Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson said Russia’s strongarm tactics in its former satellite could make it harder for the eight nations on the Arctic Council to reach agreements at a time when the region faces a series of critical issues. “This has a ripple effect, even though the actual events are far from the Arctic,” said Gunnlaugsson, in Edmonton on a trade mission. “Clearly, it has made many players in the Arctic quite worried about developments and whether they might be a sign of what is to come.” In fact, former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton echoed his sentiments earlier this week while delivering a speech in Calgary. Clinton said it is in the best interests of

Russia, Canada, the United States and the five other Arctic Council members to find ways to reach agreements on how to handle resource development in the Arctic. The insistence of many Ukrainians on turning their country toward the West has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian soldiers have moved into Ukrainian territory in the Crimea and the crucial Black Sea port of Sevastopol. Russian and Ukrainian troops have faced off several times over control of military facilities in the Crimean region. Meanwhile, northern nations are involved in discussions over which country will control which parts of the Arctic. Safe shipping and oil exploration rules for the North are being negotiated, as is an agreement to delay commercial Arctic fishing until more is known about the resource. Gunnlaugsson, whose country sits on the Arctic Council, said Russia’s actions are going to make agreement on those and other environmental and economic issues in the Arctic even harder. “I don’t think it will have an immediate effect,” he said.

“It makes other governments more worried about what might happen in the future, so it creates a sense of insecurity and maybe lack of trust. If what we see in Ukraine turns out to be an exception and Russia goes back to friendly relations with its neighbours, then it shouldn’t have an effect. “But if it is a sign of what it to come, it is quite worrying.” Gunnlaugsson said his government has already opened discussions with provincial governments in Manitoba and Alberta on increasing business ties. He was in Edmonton to help inaugurate expanded air service between Edmonton and the Icelandic capital of Reyjavik. The highlight of his trip, however, may have to do with another type of ice entirely. Gunnlaugsson and his delegation attended a hockey game during his visit between the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Islanders. Hockey legend and former Oiler Wayne Gretzky was in the crowd and invited the visiting leader to his box. “It was pretty great, an unexpected pleasure,” said Gunnlaugsson, 38.

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OKOTOKS — John Barlow was literally the odd man out in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Macleod that was fuelled by a debate over gun rights and the RCMP‘s seizure of firearms from evacuated homes in High River during Alberta’s floods last June. But Saturday night he defeated three other candidates to earn the right to carry the Conservative banner in the sprawling, rural riding that stretches from south of Calgary down to the foothills of southwestern Alberta, including the town of High River. The RCMP took the guns and stored them as officers searched homes in High River’s flood zone for stranded people, pets and anything that might pose a threat to safety. The move was criticized by the Prime Minister’s Office and in July the head of the RCMP asked the Public Complaints Commission to look into the matter, saying he and a lot of other Canadians had questions about the force’s actions. A report is expected soon. The National Firearms Association endorsed nomination candidates Melissa Mathieson, Phil Rowland and Scott Wagner for their position on the seizures. All three were critical of the gun seizures, and supported the possibility of a public inquiry. The one candidate the gun group didn’t back was Barlow, a 42-year-old newspaper editor from Okotoks, who as a provincial Tory came within 2,000 votes of beating Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith in Alberta’s last election. Barlow indicated he wanted to put all efforts into rebuilding High River and was content to wait for the independent report from the RCMP on the gun seizures and, if warranted, would support an inquiry at a later date. “It probably had an impact for sure but our message, right from the beginning, is we weren’t going to let one group drive our campaign. We were going to stay with a broad vision and we wanted to make sure all the issues were addressed — not just one,” Barlow told reporters Saturday. The yet-to-be called byelection became necessary when Ted Menzies, former minister of state for finance, stepped down in November. Mathieson, 24, was the first person to raise the gun seizure issue during the campaign. She doesn’t think her position backfired with voters. “I’m going to say no. It got a lot of people out to the polls and I still feel very strongly about it,” Mathieson said.

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Court versus political will Of 345 species at risk in Canada, more than 160 have waited far too long for recovery strategies. Thanks to a recent federal court decision, four luckier ones are finally getting overdue plans detailing steps needed to save and protect them, including identifying habitat they need to survive. DAVID But to make SUZUKI it happen, environmental groups including the David Suzuki Foundation, with the help of Ecojustice lawyers, had to take the federal government to court. It wasn’t the first time we’ve gone to court to protect wildlife. In what the judge called “the tip of the iceberg,” the court found an enormous systemic problem in the two ministries responsible for protecting endangered and threatened wildlife. Both the environment and fisheries ministers broke the law for the species in question by allowing multi-year delays in meeting deadlines required


under the Species at Risk Act. This legal win is good news for Pacific humpback whales, marbled murrelets, Nechako white sturgeon and southern mountain caribou. But their fate and that of many other federally recognized endangered and threatened species remains in jeopardy. Court victories are just a start. It will take political will to ensure species and their habitats get the protection they need. The yellow-breasted chat, northern goshawk and spotted turtle are just some of the endangered species that continue to wait — some for as long as seven years now. The eastern whippoor-will — known for its distinct nocturnal cries — struggles to survive pollution, pesticides and climate change, while the grey fox and prairie loggerhead shrike confront agricultural and pesticide threats as they contend with recovery strategy delays. When plans come this late, impacts of large development projects such as the Northern Gateway pipeline aren’t adequately considered before projects are approved. We’ll never know if the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to support the Enbridge project would have been different had it considered recovery impacts on threatened species such as the humpback whale. Recovery strategies are not the only slow-moving part of the species-at-risk

process. Just getting status assessments for species may take up to five years. Five more years could be required for government to decide whether to accept these scientific assessments and give species protection. Then, legal timelines kick in, followed by recovery strategies — many delayed — and still more years for action plans, which have no timelines, to take effect. For killer whales, whose overdue action plan was just released, the process has taken about 13 years and a court challenge from the David Suzuki Foundation and others, which concluded government was failing to protect the whale’s critical habitat. Many species have been waiting even longer. The Species at Risk Act was adopted in 2002 to protect Canada’s plants and animals. Although the act itself is sound, implementation leaves much to be desired. Some species that need help, such as the porbeagle shark, are excluded from the list, along with other fish that have high economic value. Despite a 90 per cent decline in population, the shark was denied protection because of possible impacts on the fishing industry. The act only automatically applies to a small fraction of species at risk, since most are not guaranteed protection on provincial lands, and allows the federal government to step in if

a province is failing to protect a species. But this has only happened once, for the greater sage grouse. Despite a recent federal emergency order to improve protection for the bird and its prairie habitat, concerns remain around continued delays on recovery actions. The main threat to more than 85 per cent of species at risk is habitat loss and degradation. Recovery plans identify habitat, which can then be protected and restored to help wildlife survive. Strategies are now required for 192 species. Successful court challenges — such as our 2009 Nooksack dace case involving a small minnow on the brink of extinction — helped enforce the act’s requirement that the federal government identify critical habitat. Government can speed the process by following a precautionary approach in the absence of scientific certainty. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to resort to court challenges to protect threatened wildlife? Endangered species caught in long delays are like emergency patients denied life support. If we really care about them, we need to do a better job of supporting them. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Theresa Beer. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki. org.


Gas prices need to be investigated The other day on the web the average U.S. price per gallon of regular gasoline is $3.42 in Yuma, Ariz. (the lowest price there is #2.89). A U.S. gallon is 3.8 litres, so an average litre retails at 90 cents. The price of a litre of gas where I fill in Alberta is a $1.14.9 per litre, with some stations in our area in the $1.20.9 range. Quite a difference! The reason for the latest Alberta increase at the pumps has been blamed on “marketing factors.” The wholesale-retail spread was squeezing the operator dry, so time to squeeze the customers a little more. Do we need a commission to investigate gasoline marketing and pricing in Alberta? Or in all of Canada? With the difference between here and the U.S., something is obviously broken and needs fixing. Isn’t this why Petro-Canada was set up back in Pierre Trudeau’s wage and price control days? Is it time for Petro-Canada to swing into action and save us from the gas price squeeze on our wallets? Wait! I just remembered that Petro-Canada was sold to Sunoco. T.N. Grover Penhold

Arrogant Alison must be stopped Just how much arrogance does Alison Redford and this Alberta Conservative government expect Albertans to swallow? From awarding a plum legal contract to her ex-husband’s law firm, to her breaking election promises to balance the budget, to her unnecessary globe-trotting at the taxpayers’ expense, this premier thumbs her nose at the mere suggestion that she take responsibility for actions. She constantly passes the buck and blames everyone else for her dubious misgivings. Her arrogant sense of entitlement is getting way beyond acceptable. The latest episode of her spending $45,000 on her presidential style excursion to Nelson Mandela’s funeral is just plain corrupt. If this isn’t enough for Alberta voters to knock Arrogant Alison off her lofty perch and drive a long deserved nail in the Conservative coffin, then Albertans deserve everything their complacence and apathy gets them. Alberta is probably the wealthiest of the provinces but also has the worst in the health-care delivery and is amongst the lowest in education scoring in Canada. And the way they treat our senior citizens is disgusting and deplorable. So what does that tell you? Well it tells me that those we elected to care for the well-being of everyone in the province have more regard for the profit margins of the rich and powerful than they have for its average working and needy citizens. The lack of respect and concern for the Alberta taxpayers didn’t start with the Conservatives under Redford’s leadership but it certainly can end with her. It’s time to give another party a chance to run this province. One that will open up the books to the public to let us see where and how the Conservatives have been squandering our money and hold them accountable. Whether it be the Wildrose, the NDP or the Liberals, we need a governing party that will stop the misuse of taxpayer dollars and end the corruption in Alberta politics. Dale Stuart Red Deer

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Red Deer. It is a 2000 Dodge Caravan, white with a dark green door and fender on the driver’s side front, licence RAB 670. It was stolen from behind the Spiritual Healing Centre, at the Medical Centre Mall at Horne and Taylor Drive. It was parked near the entrance to a bar there. We were not in the bar, but in the healing centre doing a health seminar. It was stolen in broad daylight two doors down from the bar entrance, with people outside smoking. Could you help get this back please? Bob Skrypnyk 403-631-2199 Torrington

Firearm seizure a serious problem Re: Ian McLean’s comment in the Feb. 26 Advocate (More to worry about in High River than the seizure of firearms) He finds it OK for members of our national police force RCMP to break into homes in High River during the flood. I have not all the facts of this matter and as well I presume McLean lacks all the facts. There are questions not answered. Did the RCMP break into every flooded home? Did RCMP have a search warrant for homes they broke into? How many illegal firearms were found? How many firearms were found not properly stored? RCMP should pay for all damage to homes they did to gain entry from their own budget. I know I would be very upset if my home was entered by the RCMP without a search warrant. Are we to just accept the actions of the RCMP liken to the Brown Shirts of Germany in the 1930s?

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It is the Americans’ choice on their gun controls, not Canada. It is the system of justice that fails to deal severely with gun crimes and drunk drivers. I patrolled the flooded streets of West Kildonan with the police in Royal Canadian Navy boats to prevent any pilferage during the 1950 Winnipeg floods. No homes were forced open by the police and no homes were vandalized that I can recall. The RCMP has enough problems with their image without adding unnecessary ventures inspired by non-thinking senior staff. Fred Gifford Red Deer

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community in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack at Kunming train station. From the media’s unwillingness to recognize it as terrorism, right down to its ‘serves you right’ angle, and single brushstroke, we’ve succeeded in pouring salt on deep wounds. This is a time when we should be rallying around, acknowledging the atrocity, and supporting the bereaved — we’re doing the exact opposite! Did we say ‘serves you right’ for your treatment of the Arabs? To America after 911? Did we say ‘serves you right’ for your treatment of the Irish? To Britain after the IRA bombings? So why are we saying it to China about the Uighurs? And if we need to say it at all, why say it now when the wound is fresh and it causes most pain?


Basing this years’ cull on a year-old population study is incredibly irresponsible. Abnormal flooding last year and the extreme amount of snow this winter has increased the mortality rate of both foals and elderly horses. A recent private population study, conducted using some of the same personnel as last year’s ESRD study, indicated that there are only 103 horses in the Williams Creek area with only nine being last year’s foals. One hundred horses in an area of approximately 75,000 acres is less than one horse per square mile, certainly not a case of overpopulation. One can only conclude that the ESRD personnel are either woefully incompetent or their secret objective is to permanently eradicate these horses, while lying about it to the people of Alberta. ESRD allows select individuals to purchase a wild horse capture permit for $250, and conveys ownership of the captured horses to the permit holder. This entitles them to use or sell the horses for any purpose. The quickest and easiest way to turn a profit is to sell the horses for meat, so the majority of the captured horses are being slaughtered. These are not necessarily the old and infirm horses that are culled by natural predators, like wolves and cougars, but include young, healthy horses and pregnant mares. Rather than misinforming the public, hiding behind their handpicked Feral Horse Advisory Committee, and conducting the wild horse capture with as much KITCHEN APPLIANCES secrecy as possible, including using the RCMP Purchase 3 or 4 select KitchenAid to harass interested obappliances servers with check stops on the Coal Camp Road, RECEIVE the Alberta government should be opening dialogue to investigate the Purchase 5 or more many modern alternaselect KitchenAid tives for managing Alappliances berta’s wild horses in a RECEIVE sustainable and humane manner, preserving them for future generations of SALE Albertans. PRICED! Robby McHenry Penhold

RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, March 10, 2014 A5 With everything our Chinese community has given up to build Canada and fill its skills gap, with our deplorable valuation of an immigrant’s experience at 30 per cent and their credentials at 70 per cent, with the snide comments that cram their days — wherever they go, I can’t help but feel admiration for their intestinal fortitude, and a profound sense of shame. Angela Hobbs Red Deer

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When I first heard of high-speed rail, it sounded like a technological marvel and quite exciting. Once I did a bit of reading, I learned that in almost every jurisdiction that built such a train, they ended up being subsidized by the government. Additionally, most of these trains are in very high population centres, and don’t have the same harsh weather conditions as Alberta. First a route would have to be established. How many overpasses, bridges, tunnels, or sections of elevated track would need to be built to allow the rest of Alberta to get around this thing? It would amount to a Great Wall of Alberta, I’m sure. Even more of the track would likely have to be built elevated so as not to interfere with the movement of wildlife in certain areas. I suspect that the ticket price estimates provided are low, but say that it’s $120 for a round trip ticket from Red Deer to Edmonton or Calgary. As a businessman, $120 might be acceptable, but for a family of four, now you’re looking at spending $480 to go to West Edmonton Mall. I’m sure most people will elect to take their own car and have the flexibility to haul their purchases home with them as well. Automobile technology is always improving as well, so if fuel efficiency is steadily improving, then cars become more attractive versus the train ticket price. If you need the little extra time that a train would provide, lobby the government to raise the speed limit. If in years to come it’s going to happen anyway, let a private firm do it. If the train couldn’t support itself financially, let it fail and the risk was then borne by the investors and not the taxpayers. Norman Wiebe Red Deer

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Ukrainian-Canadians pressure world powers TO GET RUSSIA OUT OF UKRAINE OTTAWA — Ukrainian-Canadians marched in Ottawa Sunday in an attempt to convince some of the world’s bigger powers to force Russia to remove its grip on Ukraine’s Crimea region. Only France’s ambassador, Philippe Zeller, personally spoke with the dozens of protesters as they waved flags and placards outside the French embassy. The demonstrations began in front of the Chinese embassy before snaking through the capital to buildings housing diplomats from France, the United States and the UK. Chanting anti-Russia slogans and waving placards, they urged the signators of a 1994 nuclear disarmament agreement with Ukraine to live up to the accord. “We are now turning to the guarantors of the Budapest agreement, the countries that promised Ukraine to do everything in their capacity to prevent it from economic warfare and to protect its territorial integrity,” said protest organizer Lada Roslycky. “At this time, they are grossly failing Ukraine’s needs.” The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances was originally signed by Russia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, giving Ukraine assurances of protection in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons. China and France later gave assurances that they would also live up to the accord’s provisions. “We just want to say that we stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people,” Zeller told protesters outside the French embassy. But an advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday suggested the Budapest accord could actually be used by Russia as justification for

UKRAINE: NOT GIVING UP ONE CM. A10 sending troops into Ukraine to protect people in the Crimean peninsula. Sergey Glazyev accused the United States of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs, saying Russia then had no choice but to intervene. Canada has made clear it supports the interim government in Kyiv, which Russia says was formed as the result a “coup.” Last week, the Harper government imposed a travel ban on individuals it deemed as a threat to Ukraine. As well, nine Russian soldiers participating in military exercises were ordered to leave Canada by the end of the day Friday. Canada has sent two military observers, part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, to monitor the Russian military situation in Ukraine. But the OSCE has so far been unsuccessful in getting the observers into Crimea. They tried three times last week only to be turned back. Warning shots were fired during their last attempt to enter the region. They did not make another attempt on Sunday and it was unclear whether they would try again any time soon. Germany’s Angela Merkel joined Harper and other G7 leaders Sunday in telling Putin that a planned referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. But Putin has only tightened Russia’s grip further on Crimea, by seizing another border post. As well, heavily-armed soldiers wearing military uniforms with no country markings reportedly sealed off a military airport in Crimea. The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would meet Wednesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk in Washington in an attempt to peacefully end the crisis.


PLANE: Two Canadians were aboard The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper cited Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of Vietnam’s army, as saying searchers in a lowflying plane had spotted an object suspected of being a door from the missing jet. It was found in waters about 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Tho Chu island, in the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday. “From this object, hopefully (we) will find the missing plane,” Tuan said. Thanh Nien said two ships from the maritime police were heading to the site. The missing plane apparently fell from the sky at cruising altitude in fine weather, and the pilots were either unable or had no time to send a distress signal — unusual circumstances under which a modern jetliner operated by a professional airline would crash. Malaysia’s air force chief, Rodzali Daud, said radar indicated that the plane may have turned back, but did not give further details on which direction it went or how far it veered off course. “We are trying to make sense of this,” Daud said at a news conference. “The military radar indicated that the aircraft may have made a turn back, and in some parts this was corroborated by civilian radar.” Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said pilots are supposed to inform the airline and traffic control authorities if the plane does a U-turn. “From what we have, there was no such distress signal or distress call per se, so we are equally puzzled,” he said. Authorities were checking on the identities of the two passengers who boarded the plane with stolen passports. On Saturday, the foreign ministries in Italy and Austria said the names of two citizens listed on the flight’s manifest matched the names on two passports reported stolen in Thailand. “I can confirm that we have the visuals of these two people on CCTV,” Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference late Sunday, adding that the footage was being examined. “We have intelligence agencies, both local and international, on board.” Hishammuddin declined to give further details, saying it may jeop-

ardize the investigation. “Our focus now is to find the aircraft,” he said, adding that finding the plane would make it easier for authorities to investigate any possible foul play. Interpol confirmed that at least two stolen passports used by passengers on the plane were registered in its databases. It said no one had checked the databases, but added that most airlines and countries do not usually check for stolen passports. In addition to the plane’s sudden disappearance, which experts say is consistent with a possible onboard explosion, the stolen passports have strengthened concerns about terrorism as a possible cause. Al-Qaida militants have used similar tactics to try and disguise their identities. Still, other possible causes would seem just as likely at this stage, including a catastrophic failure of the plane’s engines, extreme turbulence, or pilot error or even suicide. Establishing what happened with any certainty will need data from flight recorders and a detailed examination of any debris, something that will take months if not years. European authorities on Saturday confirmed the names and nationalities of the two stolen passports: One was an Italian-issued document bearing the name Luigi Maraldi, the other Austrian under the name Christian Kozel. Police in Thailand said Maraldi’s passport was stolen on the island of Phuket last July. Meanwhile, the multinational search for the

Canadian photographer killed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The sister of a Toronto photojournalist killed in a Syrian air strike says he worked tirelessly to document for the world the “tragedies” carried out in the volatile region. A Syrian activist says Ali Moustafa, 29, was killed alongside seven other people Sunday after Syrian government aircraft dropped two explosive-laden containers in the rebel-held Hadariyeh area of Aleppo. Moustafa’s sister, Justina Botelho, says the freelance photographer had been in Turkey in recent weeks but made his way into Syria to record the unrest in that country’s ongoing civil war. Botelho confirmed her brother’s death after activists sent her a photograph of his corpse. She says her brother called Toronto his home but would head time and time again to the Middle East to record injustices carried out against people there. Botelho says he left for Egypt last September and was in Turkey for the final stretch of his trip when he suddenly decided to enter Syria to record the conflict alongside a group there. She says his family wasn’t aware Moustafa was in Syria and that he was due back in Toronto within weeks, with the images of suffering he saw through his lens taking a toll on him. “He suffered a lot. He saw a lot of tragedy and he was having a really tough time. He just wanted a break,” Botelho said in an interview, adding she was “very much in shock.” “He was a humanitarian. He cared about people.” Botelho said that on his return to Toronto her brother would sell his photos in an art gallery, and send the money back to struggling people in the places he had visited. She says Moustafa was born in the city and used it as his home base, but never settled down as he was always leaving for crisis spots with camera in tow. “He was a really giving person. All he wanted is to relate to the rest of the world the tragedies that were happening. That was his focus,” she said. “That’s all he really cared about — just helping people to understand what’s going on.”



Ignatius Ong, right, executive official from Malaysia Airline speaks during a press conference in Beijing, China, Sunday. Military radar indicates that the airline’s missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia’s air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers. missing plane was continuing. A total of 34 aircraft and 40 ships have been deployed to the area by Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, China and the United States, in addition to Vietnam’s fleet. Vietnamese air force jets spotted two large oil slicks Saturday, but it was unclear whether they were linked to the missing plane. Two-thirds of the jet’s passengers were Chinese. The rest were from elsewhere in Asia, North America and Europe. The flight manifest identifies the two Canadians as Xiaomo Bai, 37, and Muktesh Mukherjee, 42. Mukherjee and Bai were married and lived with their two children in Beijing, where Mukherjee was working for Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy & Resources, CEO Ernie Thrasher said in an email to The

Canadian Press. After more than 30 hours without contact with the aircraft, Malaysia Airlines told family members they should “prepare themselves for the worst,” Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director for the airline, told reporters. Finding traces of an aircraft that disappears over sea can take days or longer, even with a sustained search effort. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, wreckage can be scattered over many square kilometres (miles). If the plane enters the water before breaking up, there can be relatively little debris. Malaysia Airlines has a good safety record, as does the 777, which had not had a fatal crash in its 19-year history until an Asiana Airlines plane crashed last July in San Francisco, killing three passengers, all Chinese teenagers.

Media mogul Peladeau to run for Parti Quebecois BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SAINT-JEROME, Que. — Media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau shook up the Quebec election campaign on Sunday, announcing he’s decided to run for the Parti Quebecois. Flanked by PQ Leader Pauline Marois, Peladeau told a news conference he’s worked for 25 years to build up Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) and now wants to devote himself to public service. Peladeau, until recently the head of the powerful conglomerate, said his dream is to help Quebec become a country. “Quebec has all the means to succeed. We have financial resources, we have human resources, we have natural resources,” Peladeau said to cheers from the party faithful in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal, where he will run for a seat in the April 7 election. “We’ve got everything (we need) for a country to be alive and kicking.” Peladeau’s decision to run for the PQ represents a major coup for Marois as the party has tried to erase doubts about its ability to manage the economy. Marois said Peladeau will bring a valuable perspective to the PQ. “He is a sovereigntist, he is a person that has great experience in business, and I’ve convinced him to work with me and my team for the progress of the economy of Quebec, and the progress of Quebec,” the PQ leader said.

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FRONT EVENTS FOR FAMILIES The City of Red Deer Recreation, Parks and Culture Department has two events lined up for local families. On April 2, they are hosting a Mother and Son Fun night designed for moms and their boys between the ages of four and 10, focusing on a series of sportball learning challenges. It will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School. On April 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., there will be a Daddy and Daughter Dance Night, where fathers will escort their daughters between the ages of four and 11 to an evening of dancing, games and sweet tarts. The theme this year is Candy Land. Photos will be available to commemorate both nights. Register at looknbook or by calling 403-309-8411 or in person at any Red Deer recreation facility.

RDC OPENS DOORS Red Deer College is opening its doors to prospective students with its upcoming program spotlights. The detailed information sessions will give students thinking about attending RDC a chance to become familiar with the campus and the programs in a relaxed setting. Potential students will meet with RDC faculty, current students, alumni and tour the two campuses starting on Tuesday through to March 26. Some of the highlighted programs include Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art, Motion Picture Arts and Engineering Technology programs. Pre-registration is required. For a list of programs that will be featured and to preregister, visit www.rdc.

FARM SAFETY About 125 Deer Meadow School students in Olds will learn about farm safety as part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week on Tuesday. The Grade 5 and 6 students will learn about chemical lookalikes, large equipment blind spots, hearing protection, powerline and pipeline safety. The day is being held at the Olds Agricultural Society (5116 54th St.) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Agriculture for Life and the Olds Agricultural Society are hosting host the event.

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Grateful for a helping hand, Phyllis Beauchamp and her son Rick are now back in their motor home after it underwent repairs. In the background are Keith McIntosh of Mid-Alta Motors, Kurt Johnson and Dave Arb of Woody’s RV World, Halina Jarvis and Sheila Frank from Loaves and Fishes.

RV home made warm, safe again MAN, 82-YEAR-OLD MOM TOOK REFUGE AT PEOPLE’S PLACE WHILE LOCAL BUSINESSES DID ‘A REALLY GOOD THING’ BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A broken RV furnace left Rick Beauchamp and his 82-year-old mother without a place to live this winter, but their home on wheels is toasty once again thanks to some help from the community. Loaves and Fishes charity pooled its resources and reached out to local mechanics with Woody’s RV World and Mid-Alta Motors Ltd. to fix both the RV’s furnace and brakes. An anonymous donor also came forward. “On our own, there’s no possible way we could have done it. It was amazing,” said Sheila Frank, Loaves and Fishes outreach co-ordinator. It cost about $1,500 to make the RV usable again. Rick Beauchamp and his mother Phyllis moved to Red Deer to live in the motor home in 2012. At first, they stayed with relatives when their furnace quit on

Dec. 23. In late January when they were homeless again, they spent their first 36 hours going from restaurant to restaurant to stay warm until someone contacted People’s Place shelter on their behalf. They have been staying at People’s Place since Jan. 28. and appreciated all the support they received. Phyllis Beauchamp said they “didn’t want for anything” at People’s Place where other clients called her “mama.” “You get all kinds of people coming in there, some with more abrupt issues than others. But all in all, they are just people who need to be given a chance and I’m glad we got a chance to both meet some of these people and find benevolent people who were able to help us,” Rick said. Work on the RV was completed last week and they were looking forward to moving back in. He said an RV is more affordable than other kinds of housing.

Property assessment appeal deadline is March 18 Red Deer property owners have until March 18 to appeal their property assessments. The appeals must be received by the Clerk of the Regional Assessment Review Board no later than the end of the day on March 18. Property owners are encouraged to submit appeals early to ensure there is enough time for processing and review. Appeals will be reviewed in the order they are received. The filing fee shown on the owner’s property assessment notice must be included in the package with the appeal form. If property owners aren’t able to resolve their concerns through a conversation with an assessor, they can submit a formal appeal to the Clerk of the Regional Assessment Review Board. The appeal must explain why they think the information or assessed value on the property

assessment notice is incorrect, and what assessed value and information they feel more accurately reflects their property. If property owners believe there is an error in their property assessment, they should contact Revenue and Assessment Services at 403-342-8126 and arrange an appointment to speak with an assessor. Information on a Property Assessment Notice is used to calculate 2014 property taxes. Revenue and Assessment Services is located on the fourth floor of City Hall at 4914 48th Ave. The Clerk of the Regional Assessment Review Board is located on the second floor of City Hall at 4914 48th Ave. Mail should be addressed to Box 5008, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T4. For more information about property assessment and taxes, visit

“It’s a very viable option as long as they take care to make sure they’ve got a unit that is rebuildable like ours, and it’s sealed. Most motor homes aren’t sealed for winter use.” When Loaves and Fishes reached out for help to fix the Beauchamp’s motor home, local businesses readily accepted the challenge. “It was just an opportunity to do a really good thing. You shouldn’t pass up on those,” said Keith McIntosh, service manager at Mid-Alta Motors. He said if his grandmother was in a similar situation, he would hope a mechanic would assist her. Kurt Johnson, Woody’s RV World technician, agreed that if there’s a chance to help a person in need — why not? “It’s hard to even imagine being in a situation like that. If you can help in anyway, it’s the very least we can do,” said Johnson, who has served supper at Loaves and Fishes along with other Woody’s employees. People’s Place shelter in-

creased its beds to 46 this winter. The extra 11 spaces will be available until April. Kath Hoffman, executive director of Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing which operates People’s Place, said the increase in spaces at both People’s Place, and its Mat program, has served them well. “We’re still sheltering 46 people a night at People’s Place and 26 at Mats pretty regularly,” Hoffman said. This winter mat spaces went up to 26 from 20 at the overnight program near the city’s downtown for homeless who are intoxicated or high. Twenty-six mats will continue to be available year round. Beds at People’s Place also increased to 35 from 23 a few months ago and will be open year round. Hoffman said it’s not too often that People’s Place has an 82-year-old client. szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com


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Richele quickly rolls maple toffee onto a stick at the Carnaval de Red Deer at Heritage Ranch on Saturday. The carnival was put on by the French Canadian Association of Alberta, where attendees enjoyed a variety of activities, from sleigh rides, to food and live concerts.

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LATEST DATA FOR FEBRUARY SHOWED PROVINCE CREATED AN IMPRESSIVE 18,800 JOBS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS When it comes to job creation in Canada, there’s Alberta and then there’s everybody else. The latest employment data for February showed that the oil-rich western province created an impressive 18,800 jobs, largely in construction, mining and oil and gas, while in the rest of the country overall employment fell. Economists warn against staking too much on any one-month data point. As the Statistics Canada report issued Friday showed, Alberta is responsible for almost all the new net jobs generated in the past year — 82,300 of

the 94,700 country-wide, or 87 per cent — as the province saw employment rise an impressive 3.8 per cent. By comparison, provinces not called Alberta only gained about 12,000 which, for the purposes of the agency’s survey, constitutes a rounding error. “I know this is not a new story but it’s becoming extreme,” said Doug Porter, the Bank of Montreal’s chief economist. “In the last 12 months, Alberta is the only province that’s seen meaningful growth. They’ve had job gains of nearly four per cent and meanwhile six provinces have seen declines and one’s been flat.” The other provinces in the positive territory, although far below Alberta’s

bounty, are Ontario with an overall pickup of 28,700, which given the large population base is only an increase of 0.4 per cent, and Saskatchewan, where employment rose a healthier 0.9 per cent by adding 5,200 net new jobs. One way of looking at, says CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld, is that the labour market in Canada is working as it should. Canadians are moving to where the jobs are. And the numbers do show that aside from creating jobs, the western province is steadily increasing its workforce, by 81,300 in the past 12 months alone. But Shenfeld concedes it’s a serious problem for provincial governments

that are on the losing end of worker migration, sapping their ability to raise revenue and pay for services. While most provinces remain in deficit, Alberta on Thursday reported it would post a surplus this year, although some quibbled with the province’s accounting practices. A spokesperson from the Finance Department said the post-recession period, where over one million jobs have been created, does not show as dramatic a tilt toward Alberta, but added that in general the strong performance of the province’s economy since 2009 has been “a positive thing for Canada.”

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Harper to ink long-awaited free-trade pact with South Korea BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper departed Sunday for South Korea, where he is widely expected to complete another long round of freetrade negotiations that his critics were denouncing as secretive and potentially bad for Canadian workers. It wasn’t known whether Harper planned to sign the final text of a free-trade deal with South Korea — a laborious, decade-long, on-again, off-again process — or was simply going to announce an agreement-inprinciple in a staged photo-op. That’s essentially what occurred last fall when Harper jetted off to Brussels on short notice to mark the end of four years of rocky negotiations with the European Union. The fanfare of that announcement was not accompanied by a final text, something Harper and the Europeans said at the time could take at least another year and a half. However, Trade Minister Ed Fast said last month the legal text should be ready soon, possibly in the next month or two. A government source close to the talks, who was not authorized to speak on the record, noted that Harper tabled a summary of “final negotiated outcomes” in the House of Commons within two weeks of the Brussels signing ceremony. NDP trade critic Don Davies said growing trade with South Korea and Asia in general is a good thing. But he was skeptical that the week’s coming ceremonies would not amount to much more than a repeat of Brussels. “Are they going to go just to shake hands, have a photo-op and sign an agreement-in-principle without the actual details or text to be released?” Davies assailed the government for a total lack of transparency, and questioned whether the deal would be able to protect jobs in Canada’s auto sector. “In trade deals, it’s details that matter,” he said. “The Conservatives have the least transparent trade policy probably in the developed world. They are closed, they are secretive and they don’t involve a lot of stakeholders; they don’t involve the opposition.” The deal would mark progress toward expanding trade with Asia, a major economic priority of the Harper government. Coming on the heels of the Canada-EU pact, it would allow Harper to trumpet his first significant free-trade deal in Asia, and give impetus to other negotiations, particularly with Japan. “It’s a very long time coming,” said Yuen Pau Woo, president of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. “We are well behind our competitors, and closing with Korea will show that Canada is serious about developing stronger trade ties with Asia, and could well accelerate the pace of our negotiations with other countries.” International Trade Minister Ed Fast acknowledged as much in an interview aired Sunday. “Our exports to Korea have declined quite precipitously since the Americans and the Europeans got their trade agreements with Korea,” Fast told CTV’s question period. “So we’re looking to level the playing field, make sure that our businesses can compete fairly with some of our biggest competitors.” A key irritant is the auto sector. Canada has a 6.1 per cent tariff on car imports. Critics fear that if it is removed, the Canadian market would be flooded with Korean-made brands such as Hyundai and Kia. The government source said the tariff elimination “will have a very limited impact on Canadian production and jobs.” The source noted 2012 research prepared for the Trade Department that said 85 per cent of autos manufactured in Canada are for export.


Workers try to remove radioactive fuel rods from the Unit 4 building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds of others worldwide that eventually need to be retired, Japanese industry sees a profitable market for decommissioning expertise.

Officials see future business in Fukushima decommissioning RADIOACTIVE WRECK EXPECTED TO LEAD TO NEW TECHNOLOGY, EXPERTISE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds of others worldwide that eventually need to be retired, Japanese industry sees a profitable market for decommissioning expertise. It may sound surprising, given all the ongoing problems with the coastal Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, including massive leaks of contaminated water and other mishaps that followed its devastation by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But many experts and industry officials say the experience and technology such as robotics being developed can be used in any decommissioning in the future. That could represent new opportunities for Japan Inc., which has lost some of its global clout to competitors from countries such

as South Korea, China and the U.S. “There is decommissioning business here beyond Fukushima and it’s a worldwide business,” said Lake Barrett, a former U.S. nuclear regulator who headed the Three Mile Island cleanup. “I think it’s an exciting new area,” he said. “Japan can be a world leader again.” Japan’s government hopes an offshoot will a boom in the country’s nuclear technology exports. Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters known as 3.11 that killed 15,884 people and left 2,636 unaccounted for in vast areas of its northern coast. The country has struggled to rebuild tsunami-hit communities and to clean up radiation from the nuclear crisis, and has earmarked 25 trillion yen ($250 billion) for reconstruction through March 2016. About 50,000 people from Fukushima are still unable to return home due to concerns over radiation. Despite the Fukushima meltdowns that experts say are far more challenging to deal with

than the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to sell Japan’s nuclear plants and technology overseas. He boasts that Japan can offer the world’s highest safety standards that reflect lessons learned from Fukushima. More than 400 nuclear reactors are already in operation in more than 30 countries, with dozens more under construction. More new reactors are expected, including hundreds planned in China alone by 2050. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs Fukushima Dai-ichi, is setting up a separate company in April to clean up the plant. Tentatively called the Decommissioning Company, it is overseen by the government’s economic ministry and could evolve into a decommissioning organization for other plants at home and abroad. Academics, construction giants, electronics makers and risk management firms are rushing to get on the bus. Japan also created the government-funded International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, or IRID, last year.

Canadians getting the retirement savings message



Canadians, it seems, finally may be getting the message that they need to save more for their retirement. Some recent reports from BMO, RBC and tax expert H&R Block indicate that more Canadians are holding registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and tax free savings accounts (TFSAs), are contributing more to them and would prefer to tuck money away for retirement than reduce current debt levels. A survey for H&R Block found that 81 per cent of Canadians believe RRSPs are a good way to

save for retirement. Most consider their RRSP savings off limits and 75 per cent would like the government to guarantee RRSP contributions the way bank accounts are guaranteed. An RBC poll found that 59 per cent of Canadian adults now own an RRSP, up from 55 per cent in 2012, and the amount they planned to contribute by the March 3 deadline had risen to an average of $4,653, up about $500 compared to the previous year. The poll indicates that younger Canadian adults, aged 18 to

34, in particular are showing more interest in RRSPs. Half of them now own an RRSP, up 10 per cent from 2012, and their planned contribution amount increased by 39 per cent to an average of $4,329, compared to $3,104 in 2012. Canadians currently have more than $600 billion in unused contributions to their RRSPs. Three-quarters of people in the RBC poll indicated that they wouldn’t be making the maximum allowable contributions this year. Most Canadians have a lot of other priorities in life, like a

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mortgage and children’s education, and simply don’t have the income to be able to contribute the maximum. “This is not necessarily a cause for concern,” said Richa Hingorani, senior manager, financial planning support with RBC Financial planning. “Maxing out your contribution at the start of the year is great if you can afford it, but for most Canadians, regular contributions throughout the year is a more realistic and effective approach.

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RRSP: Can start small and adjust By building RRSPs into your cash flow, you can start small and adjust as you go, and by making regular contributions you ensure that time and compounding growth work to your advantage.” Canadians also are jumping on the TFSA bandwagon. A BMO report shows that almost half of Canadians had a TFSA in 2013, up 23 per cent from 2012, even though many people still are unfamiliar with the specifics of the program. TFSA holders plan to contribute an average of about $3,600. Adoption is strongest in Western Canada, and seniors aged 65 and older are more likely to have an account than Canadians in other age groups. Canadians identified not having to pay tax on withdrawals and the ability to withdraw funds at any time as the key benefits of the TFSA. They are being used most often as a vehicle to save for retirement and as an emergency source of funds. “When first introduced in the 2008 federal budget, the TFSA was described as a ‘tax policy gem’ that was good news for the country,” said Christine Canning, head of everyday banking with BMO. “Given the impressive adoption rate it is clear Canadians tend to agree, however work still needs to be done to raise knowledge about the program.” And finally, reversing last year’s ranking, more Canadians are citing saving for retirement as a top financial priority compared to those who are prioritizing paying off debt, an annual RBC RRSP poll has found. Fifty-two per cent of Canadians now are focusing on increasing their retirement savings and 48 per cent are placing a priority on debt reduction, compared to 44 per cent and 54 per cent respectively in the 2012 poll. The reversal of financial priorities is more pronounced among middle-aged Canadians between 35 and 54 years old. “The findings indicate Canadians are more comfortable with how they are managing their debt and this is allowing them to focus more strongly on retirement savings this year,” said Bill Hill, national retirement planning consultant with RBC. “To help ensure those savings will support the retirement they have in mind, we recommend they review their lifestyle and financial goals with a financial adviser as early as possible.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

JOBS: May be exaggerated Although the recent dramatic tilt may be exaggerated by cyclical factors, the direction of jobs flow has been apparent for some time. With Canada’s manufacturing sector on its knees and home construction tapped out, two of the biggest industries operating in heavily-populated Central Canada have essentially produced no net jobs in the past year. And another big employer — government — has shed more than 41,000 workers as Ottawa and other non-resource provinces focus on eliminating deficits. “These figures illustrate the folly of imposing public-service cuts on a stagnant job market,” said Erin Weir, an economist with the United Steelworkers. Canadian Labour Congress economist Angella MacEwen said there are essentially two labour markets in Canada, that one in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the one in rest of Canada. “The first thing to recognize is that there’s a problem,” she said, “because if we recognize what is happening, then the problem in Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic provinces and B.C. looks much worse.” She and other labour economists are calling for governments to become more involved in the economy by spending on infrastructure, the green economy and other measures that, in the long run, create the conditions for economic expansion and hiring, adding that she would like to see Ottawa establish a forum with business and unions to thrash out ideas. That would help, agrees Porter, but doesn’t recommend governments going into deep debt to try and engineer a short-term fix. He notes the last federal budget did contain some measures that should help in the long term, including money for the Champlain Bridge in Quebec and the Windsor-Detroit bridge, along with money for the auto industry. “If you treat it as something you try and accomplish in a short period of time, the results are only going to last a short period of time,” he said. In a speech earlier in the week, Bank of Canada deputy governor John Murray expressed some confusion about the economy’s behaviour of late, acknowledging that it “has not been unfolding exactly as we had expected.” At the heart of the problem is that non-commodity exports, mostly manufactured goods, have been unusually weak given the strengthening global growth, he said. And business investment has been soft despite “healthy corporate balance sheets,” what former governor Mark Carney called the “dead money” problem. The federal government has done its bit, Carney had observed, cutting corporate income taxes, but the bounty had not been put to work to expand and create jobs. Carney’s observation is now several years old, but while current Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz continues to point to what he calls the “rotation” from housing-driven growth to exports and investment, that still has yet to materialize. Shenfeld believes the weaker Canadian dollar, once the new level at about 90 cents US has had a chance to flow through the system, will help elevate exports and create more jobs in the manufacturing sector. A robust U.S. recovery is also critical, something that is out of the hands of Canadian policymakers. As well, he says that given that gross domestic product growth has been stronger in the second half of 2013 than job creation, he believes there might be some catch-up going forward. But the underlying truth will remain, he says, that given the global demand for resources, “the West is best” theme will continue in Canada for some time.?


Investors seek to build on strong gains as bull market enters its sixth year BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Stock markets will be looking to build on the strong gains racked up so far this year amid little in the way of economic data coming out during the week and a notable anniversary for indexes. The bull market is now entering its sixth year, Sunday being the fifth anniversary of when the equity markets finally hit bottom after the 2008 financial crisis sent stock prices crashing and sparked a recession. The TSX has surged 89 per cent since Mar. 9, 2009, while the Dow industrials have powered ahead 150 per cent. The New York blue chip index racked up a 27 per cent advance in 2013 alone, thanks in large part to massive amounts of stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The New York markets have gone on to chalk up one record level after another in the last year but the TSX is still about 800 points away from its all time high of 15,073 from the middle of 2008 before the bottom fell out. Many analysts say they just don’t see anything that could derail the rally just yet. “There’s a lot of things telling me this market can continue to chug along in the right direction,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global

Investment. “We’re sticking (to) overweight on equities, being overweight on the foreign part of the markets both on the equities and the bond side.” The only fly in the ointment, according to some traders, is that it’s been a good two years since there was a meaningful correction on U.S. markets. There was a minor dip of around five per cent in January but investors quickly bought into the dip. The TSX ran ahead 0.62 per cent this past week while the Dow industrials rose 0.8 per cent. The markets are starting the week off with a strong tailwind: Friday’s U.S. non-farm payrolls report had job creation coming in at a better than expected 175,000 jobs, while the previous two months were revised upward. The showing reinforced the sentiment that economic weakness seen in a variety of recent reports is largely related to severe winter weather that smacked large parts of the United States. Traders will also keep an eye on the Ukraine-Russia crisis this week. Analysts have expressed some surprise at how quickly markets rebounded last week after initially selling off in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, where it has major

military installations and many people are Russian speaking. “It is rather astonishing,” said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets. “I’m somewhat surprised at how long it took for the market to really pay attention to it. And then how quickly it came and went.” But Porter is concerned there could be some more unwelcome surprises from the crisis, the worst since the end of the Cold War. “I guess because of the unknown, the markets are largely discounting the potential negatives there. But I don’t believe this issue has completely gone away.” It’s a very thin week for economic data. The major U.S. report of the week — retail sales for February — comes out Thursday. But Porter thinks the numbers will likely be distorted somewhat by the weather. “There won’t be high expectations for that report and I don’t think it’s until we see the March numbers that people will be expecting a clean read on the U.S. economic data.” In Canada, investors will consider the reading on housing starts for February but that too will have winter going against it. “February starts would be weather affected, whatever the number is, and I wouldn’t read too much into it,” said Porter.

U.S. commerce secretary in Gulf to woo investors, trade AHEAD OF OBAMA VISIT TO SAUDI ARABIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is in the Middle East where she said Sunday she will tell officials from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar that closer economic co-operation with Washington is a way to build deeper security ties with the United States. Penny Pritzker’s visit comes just weeks before President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah in an effort to patch over strained relations due to U.S. policy on Iran and Syria. It will be Obama’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009. For Pritzker, it is her first trip outside of North America as Secretary of Commerce. Pritzker, a Chicago billionaire and business executive, was sworn in as Secretary in June of last year. She is the first U.S. Secretary of Commerce to visit the Gulf region with a trade mission in 15 years. Pritzker said her message to the Saudis is that “our American companies want to be here.” “I believe businesses can be a bridge for prosperity and security and so that’s basically our message,” Pritzker said in an interview with The Associated Press during her first leg of the Mideast tour in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. Saudi Arabia has expressed a desire to build new alliances after outrage over Washington’s rapprochement with its regional rival Iran, which Saudi officials said threatens the kingdom’s security. Pritzker said her department prioritized this region because the Obama Administration puts a high value on America’s relationship with the Gulf. In remarks to business leaders and officials at a luncheon in Abu Dhabi, Pritzker said the U.S. is committed to the Gulf’s security and stability, and is working with allies like the UAE through the sales of billions of dollars’ worth of defence equipment and fighter jets. “That commitment will not change even as the United States becomes more energy independent. In fact, America has a growing interest in making sure that oil markets throughout the world remain stable

and well-supplied,” she said. As a result of new exploration technologies, the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020, temporarily overtaking Saudi Arabia, which relies heavily on oil exports to support its economy. The U.S. is also eyeing the spending power of its oil-rich Gulf Arab allies and wants them to boost investments in America as part of the Obama Administration’s “Open for Business Agenda.” In 2006, UAE-backed port operator DP World abandoned plans to operate in the U.S. after several American lawmakers expressed concerns about Mideast ownership and port security. Pritzker told the AP perceptions in the U.S. have changed since then. “We value these relationships and we value not just our long-standing security relationships, but we also value our economic relationship and that’s one of the reasons that I’m here,” she said. She is travelling with 21 U.S. companies, including General Electric and Dow Chemical, with a focus on environmental technologies, clean energy and project management. She says that of around 11.3 million jobs supported by U.S. exports around the world, 200,000 U.S. jobs depend on exports to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. U.S. exports to the Middle East topped $70 billion in 2013, an increase of 7.5 per cent from the previous year. The UAE was the top regional importer of U.S. goods in the Middle East with $24.6 billion. Second was Saudi Arabia at almost $19 billion. Despite an almost five per cent decline in imports last year from 2012, Egypt remains the third largest Arab import market of U.S. goods at $5.22 billion, according to The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Executive Vice-President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce David Chavern said that the Gulf is a place where U.S. companies can find growth and stability that is lacking in other parts of the region. In late 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce organized its largest trade mission ever to the Middle East when it took more than 100 companies to Egypt.

Julian Assange talks NSA, hints at coming leaks in video appearance THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy. He also hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks, though he gave no specifics on what these might be. Assange, who has been confined to the embassy since June 2012, discussed government surveillance, journalism and the situation in Ukraine on Saturday in a streaming-video inter-

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL view beamed to an audience of 3,500 attendees of the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Assange’s hourlong remote appearance was spiked with technical glitches. As the audio cut out, he sometimes asked audience members to raise their hands if they could hear him. Benjamin Palmer, the co-founder of marketing firm The Barbarian Group who interviewed Assange, at one point resorted to texting his questions. Looking well-groomed in a white shirt, scarf and a black blazer, Assange blasted President Barack Obama’s administration, saying it was not taking fellow secret leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s surveillance activities seriously. “We know what happens when the government is serious,” he said. “Someone is fired,

someone is forced to resign, someone is prosecuted, an investigation (is launched), a budget is cut. None of that has happened in the last eight months since the Edward Snowden revelations.” Assange’s appearance at this five-day conference — which will host Snowden in a similar remote interview today — signal the growing concern in the tech community around issues of online privacy, surveillance and security, even as Internet giants like Google and Facebook reap billions in advertising revenue from collecting information about their users. “Now that the Internet has merged with human society and human society has merged with the Internet, the laws of the Internet become the laws of society,” he said, adding that through the NSA’s “penetration of the Internet” has led to a

“military occupation” of civilian space. Assange has taken asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault charge, which he has said would be merely a first step in efforts to move him to the U.S. to face charges over publishing hundreds of thousands of secret documents. Asked if he was afraid, Assange said he is, like any normal person. “Only a fool has no fear. Courage is seeing fear,” he said, and proceeding anyway. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has reported extensively about Snowden and the NSA’s surveillance efforts, also will appear at the festival Monday. Unlike Assange and Snowden, though, he’ll be there in person.



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Not giving up a centimetre of land UKRAINIAN LEADER VOWS NOT TO RELINQUISH ANY OF CRIMEA WHILE PUTIN DEFENDS SEPARATIST DRIVE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine’s prime minister vowed not to relinquish “a single centimetre” of his country’s territory. Over the weekend, the Kremlin beefed up its military presence in Crimea, a part of Ukraine since 1954, and proRussia forces keep pushing for a vote in favour of reunification with Moscow in a referendum the local parliament has scheduled for next Sunday. President Barack Obama has warned that the March 16 vote would violate international law. But in Moscow, Putin made it clear that he supports the referendum in phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Minister David Cameron. “The steps taken by the legitimate leadership of Crimea are based on the norms of international law and aim to ensure the legal interests of the population of the peninsula,” said Putin, according to the Kremlin. Following an extraordinary Sunday meeting of the Ukrainian government, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that he will meet with Obama in Washington on Wednesday on a “resolution of the situation in Ukraine,” the Interfax news agency reported. The White House confirmed the meeting. “Our country and our people are facing the biggest challenges in the history of modern independent Ukraine,”


Ukrainians sing the national anthem waving national flags during an anti-war protest on the Potemkin Stairs considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and the best known symbol of the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, Sunday. the prime minister said earlier in the day. “Will we be able to deal with these challenges? There should only be one answer to this question and that is: yes.” In an emotional climate of crisis, Ukraine on Sunday solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, Taras Shevchenko, a son of peasant serfs who is a national hero and is considered the father of modern Ukrainian literature.

“This is our land,” Yatsenyuk told a crowd gathered at the Kyiv statue to Shevchenko. “Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood for this land. “And we won’t budge a single centimetre from Ukrainian land. Let Russia and its president know this.” “We’re one country, one family and we’re here together with our kobzar (bard) Taras,” said acting President Oleksandr Turchynov. Later, Ukrainians in the

tens of thousands massed in the Kyiv’s centre for a multifaith prayer meeting to display unity and honour Shevchenko. One of the speakers, former imprisoned Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, almost burst into tears as he implored the crowd to believe not all Russians support their country’s recent actions in Ukraine. “I want you to know there is a completely different Russia,” Khodorkovsky said. In the eastern city of Lu-

hansk, however, people who gathered in a square to celebrate Shevchenko’s birthday were attacked by pro-Russia protesters, and some were beaten up, local media reports said. Chanting “Russia! Russia!” the demonstrators then broke through a police barricade and took over the local government building, where they raised the Russian flag and demanded a citywide referendum on joining Russia, Channel 5 and other local media reported. But it’s Crimea, a strategic peninsula in the Black Sea, that has become the chief flashpoint in the battle for Ukraine, where three months of protests sparked by President Victor Yanukovych’s decision to ditch a significant treaty with the 28-nation European Union after strong pressure from Russia led to his downfall. A majority of people in Crimea identify with Russia, and Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet is based in Sevastopol, as is Ukraine’s. In Simferopol, Crimea’s capital, a crowd of more than 4,000 people turned out Sunday to endorse unification with Russia. On Lenin Square, a naval band played World War II songs as old women sang along, and dozens of tricolour Russian flags fluttered in the cold wind. “Russians are our brothers,” Crimean Parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov said. He asked the crowd how it would vote in the referendum a week hence. “Russia! Russia!” came the loud answer. “We are going back home to the motherland,” said Konstantinov.

Mexico says Israel’s military says alleged it killed Iranian weapons shipment to Gaza contained 40 rockets cartel boss in shootout THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SUPPOSEDLY DEAD SINCE 2010 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials say all forensic evidence indicates a man killed Sunday in an early morning shootout in western Mexico was a leader of the Knights Templar Cartel who the government reported slain in 2010. Officials say they are awaiting DNA tests for final confirmation that they have the body of Nazario Moreno Gonzalez. The officials agreed to discuss the case only if not quoted by name because they were not authorized to talk about the investigation. If true, it would be one of the more bizarre twists in Mexico’s assault on drug cartels, in which two of the most powerful capos have been captured in the last year without a shot fired. Moreno, nicknamed “The Craziest One,” would have turned 44 Saturday, according to a government birthdate. He led the La Familia cartel when he supposedly perished in a two-day gunbattle with federal police in December 2010 in his home state of Michoacan. No corpse was found, but the government of then-President Felipe Calderon officially declared him dead, saying it had proof. Some residents of Michoacan, however, reported seeing Moreno as his former cartel, La Familia Michoacana, was morphing into the more vicious and powerful Knights Templar. The cartel under both names preached Moreno’s quasi-religious doctrine and moral code, even as it became a major trafficker of methamphetamine to the U.S. and ruled much of Michoacan through stealing, killing and extortion. When federal Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam was recently asked about the rumour that Moreno was still alive, he said: “We can’t confirm or deny it officially as long as we have no concrete evidence, and I can tell you that we have nothing.” After his earlier reported death, Moreno reportedly helped build himself up as folk hero, erecting shrines to himself and to the Knights Templar, which adopted the Maltese cross as a symbol. The hunt for him spiked last year as vigilantes, tired of the cartel’s control of the state and government inaction, took up arms against the Knights Templar, saying they wanted to get the cartel kingpins. If true, his killing would come on the heels of the Feb. 22 capture of Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who surrendered in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan after 13 years on the lam. The other top capo, Zetas chief Miguel Angel Trevino, was captured last summer. All three operations were carried out by elite forces of the Mexican Navy. Though Guzman’s capture leaked to the press, Mexican authorities waited several hours before announcing it so that they could solidly confirm the identity of the leader of Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s largest.

EILAT, Israel — Israel’s military said Sunday that a cargo ship it intercepted in the Red Sea last week carried 40 rockets with a range of up to 160 kilometres (100 miles). Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients. An Egyptian security official said Sunday the rockets also might have been intended for militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to brief reporters. Neither Israel nor Egypt provided evidence for their claims. Questions remain, including how the rockets would have been smuggled into Gaza, largely cut off from the world by a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt. Israel’s government has used the interception to bolster claims that Iran remains dangerous and that the world powers should break off negotiations with Tehran over the country’s nuclear program. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon alleged Sunday that the weapons shipment “uncovered the true intentions of the regime in Tehran, a regime that is sly, dangerous and without restraint, that continues to


An Israeli naval warship escorts the seized Klos-C cargo ship as it enters the port at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, southern Israel, Saturday. Israeli naval forces raided the ship hundreds of miles from Israel, in the Red Sea on Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza. The Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed militant group in the Gaza Strip, on Friday said it was not involved in a seized missile shipment. train, finance and arm terror groups in the Middle East and beyond and whose aim is destabilize the area and the whole world.” In a further attempt to highlight Iran’s alleged role in arming militants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned to hold a news conference Monday in Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat, where the Panamaflagged KLOS C docked under Israeli navy escort Saturday. Israel’s military said Sunday that 40 rockets of the type M-302, with ranges of up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) — or enough to reach Israel’s main cities — were un-

LIBYA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan government forces and loyal militia fighters besieged a North Korea-flagged tanker Sunday that a rival militia hoped to use to export oil in defiance of central authorities, officials said.

loaded from the vessel. In addition, the military said it counted 181 mortar shells on the ship, along with some 400,000 rounds of ammunition. It remains unclear to what extent the intercepted rockets would have raised the threat level against Israel. Gaza’s ruling Hamas and the smaller group Islamic Jihad already possess thousands of rockets, though apparently with a shorter range. During eight days of fighting in 2012, armed groups from Gaza fired 1,500 rockets into Israel, including several that reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. From the north, the

Iranian-allied Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah also is believed to have thousands of rockets and missiles that could reach deep into Israel. Israel intercepted the cargo ship last Wednesday, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) off the coast of Sudan. Israel has said the raid was a result of months of painstaking intelligence work. Israeli officials said the rockets were flown from Syria to Iran months ago, then shipped from Iran’s Bandar Abbas port to Umm Qasr, Iraq, before being loaded onto the KLOS C, a civilian ship destined for Sudan.

Al-Habib al-Amin, the country’s culture minister and a top aide to Libya’s prime minister, told reporters in a televised news conference that government forces including navy vessels were deployed to alSidra port to stop the tanker. The Libya Revolutionary Operation Room, an umbrella group of militias groups that answer to the interim parliament, said in a statement on its official Facebook page that the tanker is at the port and “couldn’t leave because our hero revolutionaries are besieging it and preventing it from leaving.”



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Orphan Black, Gabrielle big winners BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Top Chef show is about to make history BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Top Chef Canada is heating up as a battle of the sexes. Season 4, which launches today on Food Network Canada, features an even number of female and male chefs battling it out for the first time in the show’s history. The silent treatment is the order of the day in the first episode in which the chefs, who have never met, are paired up to create a dish together — without speaking. The winners gain immunity in the next challenge, in which a men’s and women’s team go head to head over a five-course meal. In signing on to do the show and vie for $100,000 and other prizes the 14 chefs, who hail from across the country, are sequestered in what head judge Chef Mark McEwan calls “chef prison.” He said it was startling to see what being in that pressure cooker will do to people. “I think we saw things this year that we never saw before — behaviours and emotion and people really hitting the wall in a hard way. It was a tough season,” McEwan said in a phone interview. “We sort of looked at each other a number of times and said, ’Did that actually just happen? That actually happened.’ We were very surprised by a number of things this season. “It’s all pressure based, right?” he added. “They get tired, a bit of a long day, the variables, they never know what’s coming up, good days and bad days. A person can have an amazing day and then have a complete washout the next day and not handle it well. They get tired, they get stressed, they’re away from their families, they can’t talk on the phone, they can’t Facebook, they don’t have a computer. It takes them out of their element. Some are strong about it and many of them have a huge problem with that. “They’re in chef prison for seven weeks. If they want to go to a store they get walked to the store with a chaperone so that they can’t get on the phone or on a computer or look up information. They don’t actually understand it until they’re living it and then they realize ‘I’m really in battle here’.” In the previous season, McEwan, owner of four restaurants, was challenged to create a gnocchi dish with scallops and pancetta, which he did in 11 minutes 58 seconds. He reprises his cooking participation this season with a different task. McEwan is joined in Top Chef Canada by Shereen Arazm, co-owner of Italian eatery Terroni and sushi restaurant Geisha House in L.A., who returns as resident judge. Actor and foodie Lisa Ray, who starred in the Oscar-nominated film Water, is host again. The new season features guest judges and tasters including Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson; Chopped Canada host Dean McDermott and wife Tori Spelling; Chopped Canada judges Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Roger Mooking and Susur Lee; Chef David Chang of Momofuku fame; Zane Caplansky (Donut Showdown); Food Network host Bob Blumer (World’s Weirdest Restaurants); Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) and Top Chef Canada season 3 winner and runner-up Matthew Stowe and Danny Smiles. Lee’s new restaurant Luckee at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel is the scene for the meal the chefs compete on in the first episode.


Actor Gabrielle Marion-Rivard (centre) with Luc Dery, Louise Archambault and Alexandre Landry with award for best motion picture Gabrielle at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday. about.” Show host Martin Short launched proceedings with a slew of Rob Ford jokes, barbs at homegrown stars David Cronenberg and George Stroumboulopoulos and a saucy song in which he propositioned a slew of starlets in the audience. The sharp-tongued comic said he was thrilled to be MC’ing for a second year in a row, noting he was especially glad to be back in Toronto “since you legalized crack” — a not-so-veiled reference to the well-documented woes of Toronto’s mayor. Short kept the chuckles flowing from a star-studded audience

including film star Jay Baruchel, TV veteran Jason Priestley and matinee idol Viggo Mortensen, praising the combined film and TV gala for allowing small screen stars to “see what real arrogance looks like.” Maslany was a rare performer to compete for acting prizes in both TV and film categories. Her nominated performance in the upcoming road movie Cas & Dylan was directed by Priestley, who gushed over her success. “She’s an incredible talent and I feel very fortunate to have had her in my film,” Priestley said on the red carpet.

Charlotte Gray’s Massey Murder gives voice to servant in 1915 crime case THE CANADIAN PRESS Researching the case of a young female servant who shot and killed a member of Toronto’s prominent Massey family after he tried to kiss her in 1915 proved particularly challenging for renowned Canadian nonfiction writer and historian Charlotte Gray. That’s because the 18-year-old woman at the heart of her book The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country, which is on the short list for today’s RBC Taylor Prize, was among members of society who didn’t have a voice back then. “She was a servant and servants are invisible,” Gray, a member of the Order of Canada, said in a recent interview. “Servants are always there in the past, but they’re never there in the written record. They don’t write diaries and letters very often, and if they do they don’t survive.” Still, Gray was determined to tell the truelife story because she’s “always been interested in the invisible people in our history.”

“Not necessarily the prime ministers and the generals and the great explorers, but the people who were actually working the land or holding the placards in the Winnipeg General Strike, you know?” said Gray, who was born in Sheffield, England and moved to Canada in 1979. “Who were the ordinary people who we don’t read about?” Published by HarperCollins, Gray’s engrossing book is a contender for Monday’s $25,000 Taylor Prize against titles including The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan by former Globe & Mail foreign correspondent Graeme Smith, which recently won the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for non-fiction. Also in the running is The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King of Guelph, Ont., which recently won the $40,000

British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. The Taylor Prize short list is rounded out by The Once and Future World: Nature As it Was, As it Is, As it Could Be by Vancouver’s J.B. MacKinnon, and Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life by

Vancouver-based David Stouck. The Massey Murder, Gray’s ninth book which was also a finalist for the B.C. National Award, details the killing of Charles (Bert) Massey by Carrie Davies on his front porch in February 1915.

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WHO urging people to limit sugar calories BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat, suggesting there are health benefits to restricting so-called free sugars to less than five per cent of one’s dietary intake. For the average adult, that would be about six teaspoons (30 millilitres) of sugar a day — less than the sugar contained in a single can of sugar-sweetened soda. For children, it could be as low as three teaspoons (15 ml) of sugar a day, said Dr. Francesco Branca, director of the WHO’s department of nutrition for health and development. In draft recommendations issued Wednesday, the Geneva-based global health agency reaffirmed the advisability of limiting one’s intake of sugar to no more than 10 per cent of one’s daily calorie intake. But it said if people could get to five per cent, that would be better. “The five per cent would probably be the ideal one and the 10 per cent is the more realistic one,” Branca said in a teleconference for journalists. Both would likely be a stretch for many Canadians. And experts acknowledged it would likely take a seismic shift in food formulation and consumption patterns in a country like Canada for most people to be able to reach the five per cent target. The goal would be unreachable for people who eat out or rely on prepared or processed foods as a regular part of their diets, said Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an Ottawa-based obesity expert. “Five’s a really small number. The likelihood of anybody getting down to five in this environment without cooking everything entirely from scratch is very, very low,” he said. “That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing to give the suggestion that we should be aiming low. It just means that the likelihood of anybody getting there is not particularly high.” That’s because sugars are added to many foods, everything from breakfast cereals to fruit and energy drinks, sauces, baked goods and condiments. A tablespoon (15 ml) of ketchup, for instance, contains about one teaspoon (five ml) of sugar. In addition to being ubiquitous, free


Nutrition experts warn us to try to limit our intake of added sugars but they are everywhere — in breakfast cereals, baked goods, even pasta sauces. Few authoritative voices offer guidance on how much — or how little — we should consume. But that may be about to change. sugars have many names — molasses, sucrose, fructose, anhydrous dextrose, malt syrup and honey, to name just some. Some labels might list “raisin puree” or added juices. So spotting exactly how much added sugar prepared foods contain is no easy thing. Statistics Canada does not have data that teases out what proportion of Canadians’ calorie intake comes from free sugars versus intrinsic sugars. Free sugars are sugars added to foods by manufacturers, cooks or the people eating the food — brown sugar sprinkled on oatmeal, for example — as well as natural sugars found in fruit juices, honey, syrups and molasses. Intrinsic sugars are the sugars in whole foods like fruit. Intrinsic sugars are not included in the WHO intake limit recommendations; these are sugars locked into whole foods, such as a piece of fruit. So the sugar in an orange is intrinsic. The sugar in orange juice — even freshly squeezed in your kitchen — is

free sugar. The most recent Canadian data, from the 2004 Canadian Consumer Health Survey, shows that on average Canadians consumed 110 grams of sugar a day that year — the equivalent of 26 teaspoons (130 ml) of sugar. Sugar calories made up 21.4 per cent of the average Canadian’s total calorie intake. Didier Garriguet, a senior analyst with Statistics Canada, said because of the way the data were collected, there is no way to tease out the free sugar intake from the total sugar intake. Garriguet said another nutritional survey is planned for 2015 and he hopes it will provide a clearer picture of the breakdown of sugars in Canadians’ diets. But others say without better food labelling in Canada it will remain hard to generate those breakdowns. The WHO draft recommendations differ from earlier iterations in setting the target of less than five per cent.

The less than 10 per cent recommendation was first issued by the WHO in 1989. The draft recommendations will be open for public comment for the rest of March, after which the WHO and scientific advisers will finalize the guidance. The recommendations are likely to be contentious. And nutrition experts who have been waiting for the recommendations expect pushback from the food industry, which would need to dramatically reformulate products if consumers were to be able to meet the targets and still eat prepared and packaged foods. In 2004 when the WHO tried to include the 10 per cent sugar limit recommendation in its Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the U.S. Congress — under pressure from the sugar industry lobby — threatened to withdraw U.S. funding for the agency. The direct reference to the 10 per cent figure was removed from the final report.

Could immediate treatment cure infants of HIV? CANADIAN SCIENTISTS STUDYING EFFECTS OF TREATMENT WITHIN FIRST 72 HOURS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A team of Canadian scientists is beginning a study to see whether starting to treat infants at risk of developing HIV in the first 72 hours after birth leads to better outcomes than starting drug regimes after HIV infection has been confirmed. That’s the protocol that has been touted as a possible cure for infants infected with HIV, one which has been used with apparent success at least twice in the United States. But the Canadian researchers say it is premature to use the word cure in relation to infants treated in this way. They say at least five Canadian children have been treated in the same manner as the so-called “Mississippi baby,” the first case in which it has

been reported that early treatment led to apparent remission. The Mississippi baby is now 3 ½ years old and has been off HIV drugs for the past two years. But the Canadian scientists say the children in Canada who received early treatment have not been taken off their AIDS medications. The study has received nearly $2 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the International AIDS Society and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. One of the investigators says it has been Canadian practice for at least the past five or 10 years to start drug treatment immediately on infants born to HIV-positive women whose infection is not well controlled. Dr. Lindy Samson of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa

says the study investigators know of at least five children in Canada who were treated with this protocol. But part of the study will involve trying to track down whether there are other Canadian children who were treated this way, Samson says. Another of the researchers, microbiologist Hugo Soudeyns from Ste-Justine Hospital in Montreal, says children who received early treatment will be compared to HIV-positive children

who were started on their drug regimens later. “Definitely at this stage a talk of cure is premature,” Samson says. “We are very focused on trying to understand whether early treatment in infants living with HIV infection may lead to an ability or an enhanced ability to control the virus. However ... we do not want to raise unrealistic expectations amongst the patients and their parents regarding any talk of cure.”


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TURNOVERS COSTLY FOR REBELS IN FOURTH GAME IN FIVE NIGHTS BY ADVOCATE STAFF Tigers 5 Rebels 3 MEDICINE HAT — Too many games in too few nights resulted in a Red Deer Rebels Western Hockey League defeat Saturday. That, and a handful of costly turnovers. “It caught up to us a bit” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter, in reference to his club’s busy itinerary, following a 5-3 loss to the host Medicine Hat Tigers. “Our battle level was still where it needed to be, but we had turnovers which hurt us. We turned pucks over on three of their goals.” The Rebels, playing their fourth game in five nights, were slow out of the gate and gave up the game’s first goal when Tigers captain Curtis Valk connected 6:40 into the contest. Sutter called a timeout at that point and his club responded in a positive manner. “For the first six to seven minutes of the game we were really on our heels,” said the Red Deer bench boss. “We took a timeout and got going again and had a really good last half of the period.” Scott Feser pulled the visitors even with his 13th goal of the season at 8:25 and Adam Musil potted his 10th just under five minutes later for a 2-1 Rebels lead. Blake Penner responded for the Tigers before the period was over and Valk — with his 43rd of the season — scored on the power play just 54 seconds into the middle frame and teammate Anthony Ast followed with a short-handed tally eight minutes later. “In the second and third periods we just didn’t spend enough time with the puck,” said Sutter, who squad was outshot 28-13 over the final 40 minutes and 45-24 overall. Still, the Rebels refused to go away. Wyatt Johnson cut the Tigers lead to one with his 13th of the season at 12:44 of the middle frame and the hosts never struck again until Valk completed his hat trick with an empty-netter with 1:13 remaining in the game. “We stayed with it, we kept working. We just didn’t get what we needed to get done as far as the end result,” said Sutter. “Right now that’s what counts. We need to get wins.” The Rebels, with three regular-season games remaining — Wednesday versus the visiting Kootenay Ice (7 p.m.) and a home-and set with the Edmonton Oil Kings on the weekend — are tied with the Brandon Wheat Kings and Prince Albert Raiders for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Two teams will move on to the playoffs and the other will be done. “Right now it’s a three-horse race. One team (Prince Albert) has four games left, the other two have three,” Sutter noted. “We have to focus on winning all three.” The Raiders visit the Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats, then conclude with a homeand-home with the Saskatoon Blades. The Wheat Kings, meanwhile, host Saskatoon and then play Regina home and away. “Our schedule doesn’t favour us when compared to the other two teams,” said Sutter. “But we don’t control that. All we can control is how we play and see what happens. That’s all we can do.” ● Patrik Bartosak, selected as the game’s second star, turned aside 40 shots Saturday, while Marek Langhamer made 21 saves at the other end. The first and third stars were Valk and teammate Cole Sanford. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com


The RDC Queens celebrate with the national championship trophy after winning the 2014 CCAA women’s volleyball championship in Toronto on Saturday.

RDC KINGS AND QUEENS MAKE HISTORY FOR BEING FIRST SCHOOL TO WIN CCAA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SAME YEAR KINGS BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Clippers 0 MOOSE JAW — From the time they walked onto the court for the first time this season to the time they walked off it Saturday evening the RDC Kings were ranked No. 1 in Canada. Despite the pressure and the bullseye on their backs the Kings put together an impressive season, concluding with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 victory over the host Briercrest Bible College Clippers in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men’s volleyball gold medal game before an overflow crowd at the Yara Centre. They lost only once and that was in the last regular season game against Grant MacEwan, when they already had first place wrapped up. Put together the regular season and the ACAC and Canadian playoffs the Kings finished at 23-1. It was the first championship win for head coach Aaron Schulha, who won a pair of gold medals as a player. “It’s different,” he said. “I believe this is a pride thing for the athletes, especially for those who returned from last year and the way it finished (losing to Nipissing in the final). “From the start to the finish you could tell they were focused and embraced the environment. It could have went the other way, but it showed the maturity of the guys.” Although the Kings were the higher seed they were definitely underdogs when it came to the crowd, who had thunder sticks, horns and everything else that made noise. The RDC fans were easily drowned out, until the end when it came time to celebrate. “We talked about not trying to win this


The RDC Kings volleyball team poses with the 2014 CCAA championship trophy and banner after winning the tournament at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Saturday. too early, but play our game. We were up against all the fans and the home team and it worked out,” said Kings veteran Tim Finnigan, who was the RDC player of the match. The Clippers were at a slight disadvantage as their all-star middle blocker Josh Wendel was out with a hamstring injury, he suffered in the semifinal. The Clippers also changed their starting six, inserting four athletic outside hitters. “But we didn’t change our game plan,” said Finnigan. “We knew what we had to do and we all came together when it mattered this weekend.” “Briercrest is a good team and when their middle went down it certainly hurt

them a bit, but they put together a different lineup from what we saw before,” said Schulha. “But our guys adjusted on the fly and didn’t let it faze them was really impressive and speaks of their maturity.” Clippers head coach Nigel Mullan would have loved to have Wendel in the match, but wasn’t making excuses. “He’s a big loss and one of our energy leaders,” he said. “But Red Deer is a good team and were a solid team all year. I’m really proud of our guys as they played well in front of the fans and under some pressure.”

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QUEENS BY ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 3 Wolves 0 TORONTO — What started out to be a bit shaky ended in pure ecstasy for the RDC Queens. The Queens opened the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships squeezing past the Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver 3-2, winning the fifth set 18-16 after trailing 14-13. “We were definitely shaky against Capilano, but we built some momentum by winning that fifth set and that seemed to set the tone for the semifinal and it carried over to the final,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. The Queens won the semifinal 3-1 over Vancouver Island University Mariners of Nanaimo then dominated the Grande Prairie Wolves in the final, winning 2517, 25-21, 25-19 to capture their second Canadian title and first since 1984. Walton admitted he was a bit worried going into the final, especially after the Queens disposed of the Wolves 3-0 in the ACAC final two weeks before. “I thought they would be really pumped for us and want to get revenge,” he said. “But we had a talk with the girls before the match about just taking care of everything and do what they’re supposed to, win or lose. They came out fired up and three points in we knew we had set the tone and Grande Prairie was on their heels.” The Queens dominated play at the net, both in hitting and blocking. “Every set we jumped out into the lead


The RDC Queens women’s volleyball team show off the national championship trophy and banner after capturing the 2014 CCAA volleyball title in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday. and in every set we had one person go back to serve and we’d score five or six points to take command. That was all we needed.” The Queens also got several outstanding individual efforts, with Amber Adolf leading the way. Adolf was named the player of the match with 18 kills and one stuff block and was also tournament MVP. She was played a key role in the winning point, as she passed the ball to setter Bronwyn Hawkes, got a return set and slammed home the championship point. “Bronwyn did a great job on the set

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as she had to go up to get the pass, which froze their middle blocker and when she passed the ball outside to Amber she was one-on-one and she put it away. “As soon as I saw the middle go up with Bronwyn I started to get out of my seat,” said Walton. “Amber was outstanding all tournament. She couldn’t be blocked. I think in the final she hit about .600, making very few errors.” Hawkes and left side Brooke Sutter were named to the first all-star team.

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Alberta downs B.C. to win Brier BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Calgary’s Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. After struggling a little to make the final game, Koe emerged with his second Canadian men’s curling championship, after a dominating 10-5 win over John Morris and British Columbia. “That’s the way we kind of do it sometimes,” Koe said. “We can’t seem to get firing on all cylinders all the time.” Koe could have finished first at the Tim Hortons Brier this week but he lost his last round-round game to Quebec and created a three-way tie for top spot with B.C. and Manitoba. The tiebreaking formula gave B.C. hammer and choice of rocks in the 1-2 Page playoff game, which they won. Koe then had to play Quebec again, after they beat Manitoba in the 3-4 game to get into the final. He’s used to it, since he had to fight even harder to win his first title in 2010 when he came up from the 3-4 game. Alberta capitalized on B.C.’s mistakes to score three big three-enders. If not for the needs of television, the handshakes would likely have come in eight but they played nine ends. It was a crushing end to a Cinderella week for Kamloops native son Jim Cotter, who throws fourth stones for B.C. and had been solid all week but made some of those mistakes that cost his team the game Sunday. “Jimmy had some uncharacteristic misses there and we were fortunate and when it did happen, we really capi-


Alberta’s Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen and Jamie King, left to right, hold the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating British Columbia 10-5 to win gold at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops, B.C. on Sunday. talized,” said Koe. “The first three was the big one.” The numbers told the tale. Koe shot 92 per cent, Cotter 82 and B.C. skip and third stone Morris was at 72 per cent. “We just missed a couple of too many shots early,” said Morris. “We were just a little bit fooled by the ice.” This is the second loss in the big game in four months for the Morris-Cotter rink. They also lost the final at the

Carter nets pair to lead Kings over Oilers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Kings 4 Oilers 2 EDMONTON — The Los Angeles Kings are looking very much like a team that has hit its stride heading down the stretch. Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings stretched their streak to seven wins in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Alec Martinez and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings (37-22-6), who are now on their longest win streak since taking nine in a row in 2010. “It feels good to feel like you are contributing on an individual level, but the most important thing is that we are winning games right now,” Martinez said. “This is the crunch time of the year and we have to be playing playoff hockey. It’s been good to be getting these two points consistently.” Kings forward Jarret Stoll said the wins don’t always have to be pretty. “Tonight wasn’t our best game by any means, not even close, but we found a way and just stuck with it,” he said. “We didn’t really have our legs at some points, but you have to find ways to win. Dirty ways, ugly ways, whatever. That’s the biggest thing right now. We are getting timely saves from our goaltenders like we usually get and we are finding goals.” Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner responded for the Oilers (22-35-8), who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said that the game wasn’t as one-sided as it may have seemed and his team was somewhat the victim of bad luck with two goals going in off of odd deflections. “I thought our guys were in the battle, they were sticking together, they were playing hard,” he said. “There was no standing around watching them play. We made our mistakes and then they had two goals like that. The first one is a heart-breaker, it’s not a good way to start, it goes off a guy’s foot. That gets you down against a team I consider one of the best in the league.” Los Angeles was all over Edmonton, outshooting the Oilers 50-27. Gagner tried to downplay the stat. “If you look at the shot differential you draw conclusions from that, but I didn’t think it was as one sided as the shots suggested,” Gagner said. “I thought it was one of those games where we battled against that team and we held our own physically. We’re obviously not happy with the result, but we have to move forward.” Kings goalie Jonathan Quick said he felt for his former teammate Ben Scrivens in the Edmonton net, but said his 46-save performance only shows the kind of goalie the Oilers acquired when they traded for him in mid-January. “He has done it all year, he did it with us too,” he said “I think he is just what this team needed here in Edmonton. He consistently gives you a solid effort and a chance to win every night. We put 50 shots on him and they still had a chance at the end there. “For a few years now I think it is an area the Oilers needed improvement, not to knock the goalies they had before. The team defence could be better as well. But (Scrivens) has really stepped in since he came here and given them a chance to win every night.” The Kings got off to a quick start, scoring a gift goal on the game’s first shot 1:36 into the contest as a Carter shot that was going wide hit the skate of defender Philip Larsen and got past a surprised Scrivens in the Oilers net. Edmonton tied the game seven-and-a-half minutes into the opening period as David Perron made a nifty no-look backhand pass to Hall, who made a move before sending a backhand shot through Quick’s legs. It was Hall’s 22nd goal of the season and 60th point.

Olympic trials to Brad Jacobs in December in Winnipeg. “Whether it’s in front of your home fans or in front of Winnipeg fans or wherever, it’s no fun,” said Cotter. “Obviously you want to win, but that’s curling, that’s the way it goes. “They were bang on. They were making everything. It’s tough to come back from that.” As for what the future holds, he couldn’t say. “I really haven’t thought

too much about the future. . . I guess over the next few weeks or what not we’ll reflect a little bit and kind of see where things are at and go from there.” Uncertainty also hangs over Alberta, which, with the win, is now only one behind Manitoba’s record 27 Brier victories. Second Carter Rycroft, whose wife is pregnant, has said he’s taking a year off curling and the win didn’t change


KINGS: Weapons The Kings have one of the deepest offensive teams in the country, but what was impressive was their passing and defence. “We have a lot of weapons and match up with any team at the net,” added Schulha. “But it comes down to first contact and defence and to see our guys buy in was impressive. There wasn’t any balls to hit the floor without the guys contesting them. Our serve receive and passing was consistent, which is hard to do under pressure. That was the difference for sure.” Kings veteran right side Braden O’Toole had another strong game with 13 kills and two aces and was named the tournament MVP. “That’s nice, but to help us win these medals is all that matters to me,” he said. “We felt all year we didn’t play our best volleyball as a team, but we came together at the right time.” O’Toole gave credit to his teammates for his award. “Having Chris (Osborn) in the middle and with Tim and Chris (Jones) they can’t just concentrate on me,” said O’Toole, who will attend the U of C next year. “It’s a great way to finish here,” he said. “But really I came to Red Deer to play basketball and didn’t know anything about the volleyball. But I played just one semester of basketball and switched and it feels great. And I couldn’t be happier for Schulha. He deserves this.” Finnigan had 12 kills, four aces and 11 digs while Osborn had six kills and four stuff blocks, Jones five kills and five digs, Sam Brisbane 35 assists and 10 digs and libero Parker Maris seven digs. Middle Justin Lukacs had two kills and a block. Anthony Finnigan was the other member of the team to play, coming in to serve. Brisbane, Osborn and Finnigan were all named to

his mind. He was also named the most valuable player and shot 96 per cent in the final game. “This is it as far as me not curling next year,” he said emphatically. Koe doesn’t know what he future holds either. “I don’t know what will happen with that, we haven’t talked about it, we haven’t even thought about,” he said. “Now’s the time to celebrate this win and we’ll look forward to (being) Team Canada (at the world championship) in China and whatever happens, happens.” Canadian Curling Association rules require that Team Canada retain at least three players to return to the Brier. Next year in Calgary is the first year Team Canada will automatically get a berth in the Brier. It’s also the first year the bottom finishers will have to play their way in. Over the last three years, that’s Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as new entrants Nunavut and a separate Yukon team. The Brier went well for B.C. until Sunday night, although they finished in a three-way 9-2 tie with Manitoba and Alberta at the top of he round robin. They beat Alberta in the 1-2 game to move straight to the final and opened well with a deuce in the first end, setting the sellout home-town crowd into a frenzy. But Alberta responded with a three in the second end after Morris was heavy and rolled through. Cotter did the same thing in four when he flashed on a freeze attempt, had to draw for one and accomplished that only by a slim margin.

the first all-star team. “This is an unbelievable year and I will be riding high for a while,” said Brisbane a native of Melbourne, Australia, who will join Mount Royal University next season. “I didn’t need to try to change our offence today as everyone was going and I had a number of options.” The only real setback the Kings had in the tournament was an opening set loss to Columbia Bible College of Abbotsford, B.C. in the semifinals. “That was our only adversity and the guys came back strong in the second set and played the way we can and played with confidence,” said Schulha, who isn’t about to celebrate for long. “I’ll enjoy this for 24 hours and then try to figure out a way to make this a habit,” he concluded.

QUEENS: Special “Bronwyn was outstanding,” said Walton. “Being in her first full year of setting she made all the right decisions and got to balls that weren’t passed perfectly and still made great decisions. And of course Brooke was outstanding on defence and at the net. She made one block you’d never believe a girl of her size (five-foot-eight) would make. A player twice her size would have had trouble making it.” Sutter, Adolf, middle blocker Shelby Bramall and right side Karissa Kuhr are all in their final season with the Queens. “A great way to go out,” said Walton, whose team finished third in 2010. This team was special. We had the right mix of athletes, with seven girls at the high end at the same time.” Walton got numerous texts and tweets following the game, many from previous RDC players. ‘This is something great of us, but also something we can share with all the previous players, coaches and managers,” he said. Kuhr and Sutter both added 10 kills and Bramall eight in the final.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTL SOL GF x-Edmonton 68 47 18 2 1 279 x-Regina 69 38 25 3 3 244 x-Calgary 69 45 17 3 4 271 x-Medicine Hat69 42 23 3 1 247 x-Kootenay 68 39 25 2 2 226 x-Swift Current69 35 25 3 6 234 Prince Albert 68 33 30 3 2 226 Red Deer 69 33 31 1 4 202 Brandon 69 31 29 6 3 253 Moose Jaw 69 20 40 3 6 191 Saskatoon 68 16 47 2 3 191 Lethbridge 69 12 52 2 3 163

GA 169 236 197 188 194 219 239 215 258 272 290 341

Pt 97 82 97 88 82 79 71 71 71 49 37 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt x-Kelowna 68 54 10 0 4 293 170 112 x-Portland 68 50 13 2 3 318 199 105 x-Victoria 68 47 17 1 3 228 168 98 x-Seattle 68 40 22 2 4 226 230 86 x-Spokane 68 38 24 3 3 232 199 82 x-Everett 68 36 23 7 2 202 194 81 x-Vancouver 69 31 27 7 4 223 235 73 Tri-City 68 28 32 3 5 169 211 64 Prince George 70 26 36 3 5 229 297 60 Kamloops 69 13 51 2 3 166 292 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 Saturday’s results Moose Jaw 4 Edmonton 1 Prince Albert 3 Brandon 2 Calgary 2 Saskatoon 1 Kootenay 3 Regina 1 Swift Current 5 Lethbridge 3 Medicine Hat 5 Red Deer 3 Spokane 8 Prince George 0 Portland 4 Vancouver 1 Kelowna 7 Tri-City 0 Victoria 3 Kamloops 2 Everett 5 Seattle 2

33 33 30 28 27 24

24 7 26 5 25 10 24 13 28 9 33 9

73 71 70 69 63 57

183 188 186 178 191 197 161 167 160 184 181 224

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 64 44 14 6 94 211 145 Chicago 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 Colorado 64 41 18 5 87 196 170 Minnesota 64 34 22 8 76 158 157 Dallas 64 31 23 10 72 185 179 Winnipeg 65 30 28 7 67 180 189 Nashville 64 26 28 10 62 152 191 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 64 43 14 7 93 207 157 San Jose 65 41 17 7 89 199 157 Los Angeles 65 37 22 6 80 159 137 Phoenix 64 29 24 11 69 177 185 Vancouver 66 29 27 10 68 153 174 Calgary 64 25 32 7 57 150 191 Edmonton 65 22 35 8 52 162 212 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Ottawa 5, Winnipeg 3 St. Louis 2, Colorado 1 Toronto 4, Philadelphia 3, OT New Jersey 5, Carolina 4 Washington 3, Phoenix 2 Columbus 1, Nashville 0 Dallas 4, Minnesota 3 Vancouver 2, Calgary 1 San Jose 4, Montreal 0 Sunday’s Games St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Detroit 0 Boston 5, Florida 2 Chicago 2, Buffalo 1 Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 2 Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 5 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Toronto at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Sunday’s results Seattle 4 Vancouver 3 (SO) Tuesday’s games Saskatoon at Brandon, 6 p.m. Lethbridge at Calgary, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Tri-City at Portland, 8 p.m. Victoria at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Seattle, 8:05 p.m.

Saturday’s summary

Saturday’s summary Tigers 5, Rebels 3 First Period 1. Medicine Hat, Valk 42 (Cox) 6:40. 2. Red Deer, Feser 13 (Doetzel, Johnson) 8:25. 3. Red Deer, Musil 10 (Johnson, Feser) 13:02. 4. Medicine Hat, Penner 11 (unassisted) 16:03. Penalties — MH Bench (served by Owre, interference) 10:47, Fafard RD (hooking) 13:40, Charif RD (holding) 19:28. Second Period 5. Medicine Hat, Valk 43 (Sanford, Bredo) :54 (pp). 6. Medicine Hat, Ast 17 (Valk) 8:57 (short-handedSH). 7. Red Deer, Johnson 13 (unassisted) 12:44. Penalties — Charif RD (hooking) 3:02, Fafard RD (fighting) 6:04, Mpofu RD (boarding) 6:04, Doty MH (fighting) 6:04, Lewington MH (slashing) 8:01. Third Period 8. Medicine Hat, Valk 44 (Cox, Bredo) 18:47 (-EN). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Red Deer 11 9 4 — 24 Medicine Hat 17 16 12 — 45 Goal — Red Deer: Bartosak (L, 31-25-1); Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W, 22-13-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Red Deer: 0-2; Medicine Hat: 1-4. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 64 42 17 5 89 Montreal 66 35 24 7 77 Toronto 65 34 23 8 76 Tampa Bay 64 34 24 6 74 Detroit 64 29 22 13 71 Ottawa 64 28 25 11 67 Florida 64 24 33 7 55 Buffalo 64 19 37 8 46 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 63 42 17 4 88 N.Y. Rangers65 35 26 4 74

Philadelphia 64 Columbus 64 Washington 65 New Jersey 65 Carolina 64 N.Y. Islanders66

GF GA 204 143 166 166 193 198 183 167 171 179 182 209 156 206 128 188 GF GA 201 157 171 162

Canucks 2, Flames 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Butler Cgy (holding) 0:22, Edler Vcr (tripping) 5:54, Bieksa Vcr (fighting) 6:53, Giordano Cgy (fighting) 6:53. Second Period 1. Calgary, McGrattan 2 (Wotherspoon, Hanowski) 2:13. 2. Vancouver, Archibald 1 (Schroeder) 5:45. Penalties — Edler Vcr (delay of game) 8:00. Third Period 3. Vancouver, Weber 3 (Booth, Matthias) 5:00. Penalties — Higgins Vcr (cross-checking) 10:08, Higgins Vcr (closing hand on puck) 14:42, Higgins Vcr (delay of game) 17:52. Shots on goal Calgary 3 11 9 — 23 Vancouver 2 6 6 — 14 Goal — Calgary: Ortio (L, 2-2-0); Vancouver: Lack (W, 10-11-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 0-5; Vancouver: 0-1. Sunday’s summaries Kings 4, Oilers 2 First Period 1. Los Angeles, Carter 23 (Toffoli) 1:36. 2. Edmonton, Hall 22 (Perron, Gagner) 7:24. Penalties — Larsen Edm (hooking) 18:42. Second Period 3. Los Angeles, Martinez 7 (Regehr, Brown) 8:49. 4. Los Angeles, Carter 24 (Kopitar, Voynov) 10:16 (pp). 5. Los Angeles, Lewis 3 (Carter) 15:49. Penalties — Gagner Edm (high-sticking) 9:34, Joensuu Edm (cross-checking) 19:56, Nolan LA (roughing) 19:56. Third Period 6. Edmonton, Gagner 7 (Hall, Schultz) 2:05. Penalties — Eberle Edm (hooking) 0:56, Richards LA (slashing) 1:34, Carter LA (misconduct) 1:34, Kopitar LA (hooking) 6:20. Shots on goal Los Angeles 12 21 17 — 50 Edmonton 5 14 8 — 27 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 21-13-2); Edmon-

ton: Scrivens (L, 12-10-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 1-2; Edmonton: 0-3. Blues 3, Wild 2 (SO) First Period 1. St. Louis, Oshie 16 (Steen, Shattenkirk) 3:37 (pp). 2. St. Louis, Colaiacovo 1 (Schwartz, Tarasenko) 8:30. Penalties — Ott StL (fighting) 2:00, Brodziak Minn (fighting) 2:00, Pominville Minn (interference) 2:47, Morrow StL (interference) 3:57. Second Period 3. Minnesota, Pominville 23 (Parise, Suter) 3:11. 4. Minnesota, Moulson 18 (Koivu) 7:03. Penalties — Colaiacovo StL (slashing) 13:25. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Parise Minn (cross-checking) 10:24, Berglund StL (roughing) 18:31. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — St. Louis wins 2-0 St. Louis : Oshie goal, Steen goal. Minnesota : Parise miss, Koivu miss. Shots on goal St. Louis 6 3 10 3 — 22 Minnesota 5 7 6 1 — 19 Goal — St. Louis: Elliott (W, 16-5-2); Minnesota: Bryzgalov (LO, 5-8-6). Power plays (goal-chances)St. Louis: 1-2; Minnesota: 0-3. Rangers 3, Red Wings 0 First Period 1. NY Rangers, Boyle 5 (Moore, Moore) 5:14. Penalties — McDonagh NYR (tripping) 14:59, Franzen Det (interference) 16:23. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kreider NYR (holding) 0:28, Quincey Det (cross-checking) 8:16, Carcillo NYR (tripping) 11:08. Third Period 2. NY Rangers, Kreider 15 (McDonagh, Stepan) :14. 3. NY Rangers, Kreider 16 (Stepan, McDonagh) 12:11. Penalties — Howard Det (roughing) 7:34. Shots on goal Detroit 11 7 12 — 30 NY Rangers 12 9 10 — 31 Goal — Detroit: Howard (L, 13-15-10); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (W, 24-20-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Detroit: 0-3; NY Rangers: 0-3. Bruins 5, Panthers 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Lucic Bos (hooking) 11:26, Winchester Fla (high-sticking) 14:44, Boyes Fla (high-sticking) 17:43. Second Period 1. Florida, Hayes 6 (Bjugstad, Bergenheim) 7:00. 2. Boston, Meszaros 6 (Smith, Bergeron) 9:58 (pp). Penalties — Fla Bench (too many men) 9:22, Marchand Bos (cross-checking) 12:34. Third Period 3. Boston, Krug 13 (Marchand, Bergeron) 7:38. 4. Boston, Bergeron 18 (Eriksson, Soderberg) 11:21 (pp). 5. Florida, Hayes 7 (Huberdeau) 11:50. 6. Boston, Iginla 20 (Lucic, Chara) 12:13. 7. Boston, Kelly 6 (unassisted) 18:52 (en). Penalties — Soderberg Bos (high-sticking) 2:09, Boychuk Bos (roughing) 4:41, Fleischmann Fla (hooking) 9:27. Shots on goal Boston 12 15 15 — 42 Florida 7 8 7 — 22 Goal — Boston: Johnson (W, 13-3-1); Florida: Luongo (L, 20-17-6). Power plays (goal-chances)Boston: 2-4; Florida: 0-4. Blackhawks 2, Sabres 1 First Period 1. Chicago, Kane 28 (Sharp, Oduya) 3:12. 2. Buffalo, Stafford 11 (Conacher, Ennis) 9:11. Penalties — Saad Chi (tripping) 4:39, Ennis Buf (hooking) 5:23, Oduya Chi (tripping) 19:54. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kruger Chi (high-sticking) 3:35, D’Agostini Buf (holding) 5:45, D’Agostini Buf (interference) 14:12, Ruhwedel Buf (hooking) 17:37. Third Period 3. Chicago, Toews 25 (Saad, Shaw) 1:34. Penalties — Regin Chi (tripping) 5:07, Ehrhoff Buf (slashing) 8:51, Hjalmarsson Chi (hooking) 14:28. Shots on goal Chicago 11 13 7 — 31 Buffalo 8 5 8 — 21 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (W, 25-11-10); Buffalo: Enroth (L, 4-14-5). Power plays (goal-chances)Chicago: 0-5; Buffalo: 0-5.

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

MLB Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE W 9 8 10 5 7 6 5 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2

L 1 2 3 2 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 7 7

Pct .900 .800 .769 .714 .636 .600 .556 .545 .500 .455 .400 .400 .375 .300 .222

Washington Miami Pittsburgh San Francisco Arizona Colorado Milwaukee Chicago New York Los Angeles

NATIONAL LEAGUE W 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 5 4 4

L 3 3 4 4 6 6 7 6 5 6

Pct .700 .667 .636 .636 .538 .500 .462 .455 .444 .400

San Diego 3 6 .333 Cincinnati 4 9 .308 St. Louis 2 5 .286 Philadelphia 2 8 .200 Atlanta 2 9 .182 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh 10, Tampa Bay 5 Washington (ss) 8, Atlanta (ss) 2 N.Y. Mets 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore (ss) 7, Boston (ss) 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Houston (ss) 6 Atlanta (ss) 6, Miami 6, tie Toronto 4, Minnesota 3 Philadelphia 11, Houston (ss) 3 St. Louis 4, Washington (ss) 4, tie, 10 innings Texas 5, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 5, tie Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 6 Arizona (ss) 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Arizona (ss) 5, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 4, Cleveland 4, tie, 10 innings Seattle (ss) 18, San Francisco 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 5, Oakland 4 Baltimore (ss) 13, Boston (ss) 2 Seattle (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 5 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 1, Philadelphia 1, tie

N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 3, tie, 10 innings Washington 11, St. Louis 1 Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh (ss) 2 Detroit 3, Miami 1 Houston 4, Toronto 3 Boston 4, Pittsburgh (ss) 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Atlanta 2 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1 Seattle 9, Texas 8 Cleveland 4, Milwaukee (ss) 2 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 2, tie Chicago Cubs 10, Milwaukee (ss) 8 Colorado 10, Kansas City 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 2, San Diego 2, tie, 10 innings Monday’s Games Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, 11:05 a.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss), 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Houston vs. Washington, 4:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Houston 1 0 0 3 4 Columbus 1 0 0 3 3 Philadelphia 0 0 1 1 1 Toronto FC 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago 0 1 0 0 2 Montreal 0 1 0 0 2 Sporting KC 0 1 0 0 0 New York 0 1 0 0 1 D.C. 0 1 0 0 0 New England 0 1 0 0 0

GA 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 4 3 4

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Vancouver 1 0 0 3 4

GA 1

Chivas USA 1 0 0 3 3 2 FC Dallas 1 0 0 3 3 2 Real Salt Lake 1 0 0 3 1 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 1 0 Portland 0 0 1 1 1 1 Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 San Jose 0 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 1 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Seattle FC 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 3, D.C. United 0 Vancouver 4, New York 1 FC Dallas 3, Montreal 2 Houston 4, New England 0 Real Salt Lake 1, Los Angeles 0

Portland 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Sunday’s Games Chivas USA 3, Chicago 2 Saturday, March 15 New England at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Colorado at New York, 2 p.m. Toronto FC at Seattle FC, 2:30 p.m. Montreal at Houston, 6:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Chicago at Portland, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Chivas USA, 5 p.m.

Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with INF Matt Carpenter on a six-year contract through the 2019 season. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Milwaukee G O.J. Mayo one game for forcibly striking New Orleans C Greg Stiemsma in the throat during a March 7 game. MIAMI HEAT — Signed G DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed F Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Agreed to terms with DT Red Bryant on a four-year contract. NEW YORK JETS — Agreed to terms with TE Jeff Cumberland. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Agreed to terms with S Darrell Stuckey on a four-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released G Davin Joseph. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled C Casey Wellman from Hershey (AHL). Agreed to terms with F Evgeny Kuznetsov on an entry-level contract. ECHL ECHL — Fined Idaho’s Jeremy Yablonski an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 7 game against Las Vegas. READING ROYALS — Announced F Josh Brittain was recalled by Hershey (AHL). Placed F T.J.

Syner on the reserve list. Activated F Jesse Todd from the reserve list. Central Hockey League RAPID CITY RUSH — Signed G Wayne Savage. ST. CHARLES CHILL — Signed F Britt Ouelette and D Nello Ferrara. Southern Professional Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Agreed to terms with G Kevin Carr on a full-season contract. Announced C Chris Greene was returned by Quad City (CHL). Waived F Justin Alonzo and G Brian Hamilton. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reassigned RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Mike Wright, and INF Chris Marrero to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHPs Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra and Brooks Raley and RHP Trevor May to Rochester (IL); 1B Kennys Vargas to New Britain (EL); INF Jorge Polanco and OF Max Kepler to Fort Myers (FSL). Reassigned RHPs Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino; Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner; OFs Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and INF Miguel Sano to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Jose Ramirez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned LHP Francisco Rondon to their minor league camp. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Named Chris Speier special assistant to the president of baseball operations and general manager. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Signed SS Aledmys Diaz. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned

RHP Gabriel Alfaro, C Jeff Howell, LHP Tyler Robertson and 1B-3B Matt Skole to their minor-league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Reassigned G Troy Daniels to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). MIAMI HEAT — Assigned G DeAndre Liggins to Sioux Falls (NBADL) for one game. TORONTO RAPTORS — Recalled G Dwight Buycks from Bakersfield (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DT Nate Collins and QB Jordan Palmer on one-year contracts. NEW YORK JETS — Released CB Antonio Cromartie. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Recalled G Cristopher Nilstorp from Texas (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Andy Miele from Portland (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Agreed to terms with F Yanni Gourde. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Chris Brown and F Casey Wellman to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Toronto LW Jamie Devane one game for his actions in a March 8 game against Lake Erie. ECHL ECHL — Suspended Bakersfield’s Chris Collins pending a review and fined him and teammate Laurent Brossoit undisclosed amounts for their actions in a March 8 game at Alaska.


● AJHL: Okotoks at Olds, fourth game of best-of-five South Division quarter-final, 7:30 p.m.


● Senior high girls basketball: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, first game of best-of-three 4A zone final, 6 p.m. ● Senior high boys basketball: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, first game of best-of-three 4A zone final, 7:45 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Stettler, fourth game of best-of-seven North Division final, 7:30 p.m.

● Senior high girls basketball: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, third game of best-of-three 4A zone final, if necessary, 6 p.m. ● Senior high boys basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, third game of best-of-three 4A zone, final, if necessary, 6 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Buffaloes at Red Deer, third game of best-of-five South Division final, 8 p.m., Red Deer Arena. ● Senior AAA hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, second game of best-of-seven provincial final, 8:30 p.m.



● WHL: Kootenay at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium ● AJHL: Olds at Okotoks, fifth game of best-of-five South Division quarter-final, if necessary, 7 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Red Deer at Calgary Buffaloes, second game of bestof-five South Division final, 7:30 p.m., South Fish Creek.


● Bantam C hockey: Provincial championship at Rimbey, games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. ● Senior high girls basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, second game of best-of-three 4A zone final, 6 p.m. ● Senior high boys basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, second game of best-of-three 4A zone final, 7:45 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Blackfalds, fifth game of best-of-seven North Division final, 7:30 p.m.


● Bantam C hockey: Provincial championship at Rimbey, games at 8 and 10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 7:45 p.m.

● Gymnastics: Women’s artistic southern zones at Exalta Gymnastics Club, Collicutt Centre. ● Bantam C hockey: Provincial championship at Rimbey, games at 8 and 10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. ● WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Stettler, sixth game of best-of-seven North Division final, if necessary, 7:30 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Innisfail at Bentley, third game of best-of-seven provincial final, 8 p.m., Red Deer Arena.

Sunday ● Bantam C hockey: Provincial championship at Rimbey, semifinals at 8 and 10:30 a.m., final at 4 p.m. ● Gymnastics: Women’s artistic southern zones at Exalta Gymnastics Club, Collicutt Centre. ● Midget AAA hockey: Red Deer at Calgary Buffaloes, fourth game of bestof-five South Division final, if necessary, 1:15 p.m., South Fish Creek. ● WHL: Red Deer at Edmonton, 4 p.m., Rexall Place (Big 105).

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 35 26 .574 — Brooklyn 31 30 .508 4 New York 24 40 .375 12 1/2 Boston 22 41 .349 14 Philadelphia 15 47 .242 20 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 43 17 .717 — Washington 33 29 .532 11 Charlotte 29 34 .460 15 1/2 Atlanta 26 35 .426 17 1/2 Orlando 19 45 .297 26 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 17 .730 — Chicago 35 28 .556 11 Detroit 24 39 .381 22 Cleveland 24 40 .375 22 1/2 Milwaukee 12 50 .194 33 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 46 16 .742 — Houston 44 19 .698 2 1/2 Dallas 38 26 .594 9 Memphis 36 26 .581 10 New Orleans 26 37 .413 20 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 — Portland 42 21 .667 4 Minnesota 31 31 .500 14 1/2 Denver 27 35 .435 18 1/2 Utah 22 41 .349 24 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 44 20 .688 —

Golden State 40 Phoenix 36 Sacramento 22 L.A. Lakers 22 x-clinched playoff spot

24 26 41 42

.625 .581 .349 .344

4 7 21 1/2 22

Saturday’s Games Utah 104, Philadelphia 92 New York 107, Cleveland 97 Memphis 111, Charlotte 89 San Antonio 121, Orlando 112 Washington 114, Milwaukee 107 L.A. Clippers 109, Atlanta 108 Sunday’s Games Chicago 95, Miami 88, OT L.A. Lakers 114, Oklahoma City 110 New Orleans 111, Denver 107, OT Brooklyn 104, Sacramento 89 Boston 118, Detroit 111 Toronto 111, Minnesota 104 Houston 118, Portland 113, OT Dallas 105, Indiana 94 Golden State 113, Phoenix 107 Monday’s Games Denver at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 5:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 7 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Boston at Indiana, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Portland at Memphis, 6 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

Golf Cadillac Championship Scores Sunday At Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) Doral, Fla. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,481; Par: 72 Final Patrick Reed, $1,530,000 68-75-69-72 Jamie Donaldson, $753,000 74-70-71-70 Bubba Watson, $753,000 73-72-72-68 Dustin Johnson, $395,000 69-74-73-72 Richard Sterne, $395,000 74-73-70-71 Thongchai Jaidee, $248,333 73-74-74-68 Stephen Gallacher, $248,333 75-75-70-69 Bill Haas, $248,333 73-76-69-71 Jason Dufner, $151,250 69-77-68-76 Hunter Mahan, $151,250 69-74-71-76 Graeme McDowell, $151,250 73-71-73-73 Charl Schwartzel, $151,250 70-76-76-68 Miguel A. Jimenez, $110,000 70-77-69-75 Matt Kuchar, $110,000 69-74-74-74 Joost Luiten, $110,000 76-72-71-72 Jonas Blixt, $90,667 79-72-75-66 George Coetzee, $90,667 74-74-73-71 Sergio Garcia, $90,667 74-76-73-69 Scott Hend, $90,667 72-76-73-71 Henrik Stenson, $90,667 73-76-74-69 Gary Woodland, $90,667 72-78-71-71 Harris English, $90,667 69-77-74-72 Zach Johnson, $90,667 70-75-71-76 Phil Mickelson, $90,667 74-75-69-74 Luke Donald, $76,000 70-82-72-69 Rory McIlroy, $76,000 70-74-75-74 Francesco Molinari, $76,000 69-75-76-73 Ryan Moore, $76,000 70-79-69-75 Adam Scott, $76,000 75-73-72-73 Kevin Streelman, $76,000 75-74-72-72 Peter Uihlein, $76,000 73-77-71-72 Jimmy Walker, $76,000 73-77-67-76 Tiger Woods, $76,000 76-73-66-78 Graham DeLaet, $68,500 78-72-70-74 Hyung-Sung Kim, $68,500 72-74-74-74 Hideki Matsuyama, $68,500 72-77-71-74 Justin Rose, $68,500 74-77-70-73 Jordan Spieth, $68,500 73-79-73-69 Lee Westwood, $68,500 75-79-70-70 Darren Fichardt, $63,500 73-78-72-72 Branden Grace, $63,500 75-74-69-77 Chris Kirk, $63,500 75-71-76-73 Louis Oosthuizen, $63,500 72-78-71-74 Thomas Bjorn, $60,500 75-75-73-73 Rickie Fowler, $60,500 76-75-74-71 Brandt Snedeker, $59,000 73-73-75-76 Russell Henley, $57,000 72-78-75-73 Webb Simpson, $57,000 80-78-70-70 Kevin Stadler, $57,000 77-76-72-73 Keegan Bradley, $54,500 74-76-75-74 Billy Horschel, $54,500 77-78-71-73 Ernie Els, $52,500 75-78-73-74 Ian Poulter, $52,500 71-78-73-78 Br. de Jonge, $51,000 76-79-74-72 G. Fdez-Castano, $51,000 77-77-77-70 Boo Weekley, $51,000 75-75-78-73 Steve Stricker, $50,000 77-78-71-76 Roberto Castro, $49,250 74-78-78-73 Martin Kaymer, $49,250 75-80-73-75 Jin Jeong, $48,250 75-75-78-77 Matteo Manassero, $48,250 76-76-74-79 Victor Dubuisson, $47,000 72-81-75-78 Jim Furyk, $47,000 78-77-75-76 D.A. Points, $47,000 82-76-74-74

Dawie van der Walt, $46,000 81-83-71-75 — 310 Brett Rumford, $45,500 83-79-77-74 — 313 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, $45,000 74-82-79-79 — 314

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Puerto Rico Open Sunday At Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,506; Par: 72 Final Chesson Hadley, $630,000 68-65-67-67 — 267 Danny Lee, $378,000 67-68-66-68 — 269 Ben Martin, $238,000 68-67-70-66 — 271 Jason Gore, $131,950 67-69-66-70 — 272 Richard H. Lee, $131,950 69-68-68-67 — 272 Carl Pettersson, $131,950 71-66-66-69 — 272 Wes Roach, $131,950 69-66-70-67 — 272 David Toms, $131,950 72-64-67-69 — 272 Ricky Barnes, $94,500 68-68-69-68 — 273 Jerry Kelly, $94,500 69-67-67-70 — 273 Chris Stroud, $94,500 73-67-68-65 — 273 Jonathan Byrd, $77,000 69-66-67-72 — 274 Andrew Loupe, $77,000 70-70-65-69 — 274 James Driscoll, $59,500 69-63-75-69 — 276 Robert Karlsson, $59,500 71-67-69-69 — 276 Peter Malnati, $59,500 73-68-69-66 — 276 Tim Petrovic, $59,500 68-72-66-70 — 276 Robert Streb, $59,500 69-72-66-69 — 276 Martin Flores, $42,420 72-69-69-67 — 277 Ryo Ishikawa, $42,420 70-69-69-69 — 277 Brooks Koepka, $42,420 72-68-69-68 — 277 Scott Langley, $42,420 72-70-70-65 — 277 George McNeill, $42,420 69-67-68-73 — 277 Eric Axley, $29,050 68-66-72-72 — 278 Ra. Cabrera Bello, $29,050 69-67-68-74 — 278 David Hearn, $29,050 70-68-69-71 — 278 Greg Owen, $29,050 69-67-71-71 — 278 Andrew Svoboda, $29,050 74-66-68-70 — 278 Rafael Campos, $21,306 74-69-67-69 — 279 Bud Cauley, $21,306 69-67-72-71 — 279 Nicolas Colsaerts, $21,306 70-69-73-67 — 279 Brad Fritsch, $21,306 71-68-67-73 — 279 Emiliano Grillo, $21,306 71-71-71-66 — 279 William McGirt, $21,306 68-71-69-71 — 279 Ted Potter, Jr., $21,306 71-70-65-73 — 279 David Skinns, $21,306 74-66-71-68 — 279 Chile Classic Sunday At Prince of Wales Country Club Santiago, Chile Purse: $650,000 Yardage 6,903; Par: 72 Final Adam Hadwin, $117,000 67-69-67-69 Alistair Presnell, $70,200 70-70-65-68 Henrik Norlander, $33,800 64-72-70-69 Sung Joon Park, $33,800 67-72-70-66 Kyle Reifers, $33,800 68-68-68-71 Bhavik Patel, $21,775 67-68-72-69 Scott Pinckney, $21,775 67-70-67-72 Andrew D. Putnam, $21,775 67-71-68-70 Franklin Corpening, $17,550 68-68-70-71 Mark Hubbard, $17,550 69-73-67-68 J. Rodriguez, $17,550 70-67-69-71 Tom Hoge, $10,589 69-69-74-66 Blayne Barber, $10,589 70-66-74-68 Daniel Berger, $10,589 71-67-73-67 J.Fernandez-Valdes, $10,589 66-66-74-72 Andres Gonzales, $10,589 69-68-70-71

Lacrosse National Lacrosse League East Division GP W L Pct. GF GA GB Buffalo 9 7 2 .778 107 92 — Rochester 10 7 3 .700 110 85 1/2 Toronto 10 4 6 .400 127 128 3 1/2 Philadelphia 11 3 8 .273 122 135 5 Minnesota 10 2 8 .200 100 124 5 1/2

Edmonton Calgary Colorado Vancouver

GP 9 10 12 11

West Division W L Pct. 9 0 1.000 6 4 .600 5 7 .417 3 8 .273

GF 105 134 128 121

GA GB 73 — 123 3 1/2 158 5 1/2 136 7

Saturday’s results Edmonton 10 Vancouver 9 Colorado 10 Calgary 9 (OT) Buffalo 12 Minnesota 9 Rochester 13 Philadelphia 8 Friday, March 14 Edmonton at Calgary, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Rochester at Toronto, 5 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Rochester at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 4 p.m.

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B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, March 10, 2014

Raptors roll to another win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Raptors 111 Timberwolves 104 MINNEAPOLIS — The Toronto Raptors have had every excuse to give in this season. They’ve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild. Kyle Lowry doesn’t make excuses. Dwane Casey doesn’t make excuses. And the Raptors haven’t given an inch while climbing the Eastern Conference ladder. Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Raptors to a 111104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points and seven rebounds and Steve Novak hit five 3-pointers for the surprising Raptors (35-26), who have won nine of their last 11 games to surge to third place in the East. They are nine games over .500 for the first time since 200607. “We try to keep everybody’s spirits high even if it’s not going well on the basketball court and we don’t let nothing get down on us,” said DeRozan, whose team shot 58.3 per cent (14 for 24) on 3-pointers. “That’s the cool thing about our team. We continue to keep it going.” Kevin Love had 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and Nikola Pekovic added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Minnesota has started a crucial four-game homestand with two losses in three games, and the team’s hopes of climbing from 10th in the West into the playoff picture are looking bleak. “We’ve got to go out and win games we’re not supposed to win,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “That’s the approach you have to take. If you’re going to get down and you start moping about it, you’re going to lose again.” The Raptors got some bad news early in the day when they learned Patrick Patterson, a key member of the bench during their post-Rudy Gay trade surge, would miss the next seven to 10 days with a sprained right elbow. But just as they have done over the last two months, the Raptors found someone else to step up.


Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry drives the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio in the first half of an NBA game, Sunday, in Minneapolis. The Raptors won 111-104. Novak had played less than 13 minutes over the last month, but he scored a season-high in 18 minutes and Terrence Ross (15), Amir Johnson (15) and Greivis Vasquez (12) all reached double figures in scoring as well to earn a tough road win. “I can’t say enough good things about those guys cause it’s going to take all of us, especially with Patrick being out,” Casey said. The Wolves entered the night five games behind Dallas and Phoenix for the eighth and final spot in the West. They’ve now lost two of the first three games of a crucial four-game homestand. They put up a fight in this one, trimming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to 93-91 with five minutes to play.

Canucks snap skid with win over Flames

to get up to 95-100 pitches in his next two starts, then perhaps dial it back for his final spring outing before pitching in the seasonopening series at Tampa Bay. “Being older, I know what I need to do to prepare, and this is one of the things that helps me feel confident when I take the mound, knowing that I’ve gone deep in games in the spring,” he said. “That way when it happens during the season I’m able to do it right from the get-go and not have to build into it. It works for me. Everybody’s different.” Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Perez drove in runs for the Astros in the eighth inning off losing pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. Jason Castro hit a two-run homer for the Astros in the sixth. The Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead in the eighth on a play in which the Astros lost a replay challenge for the second straight day. Steve Tolleson beat a close play at the plate, scoring on a double by Erik Kratz. “If it’s that close, then it’s definitely worth challenging because there’s no telling what angle they may end up getting that can actually overturn it,” Houston manager Bo Porter said. STARTING TIME BLUE JAYS: Asked about the

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Halfway through his six spring training appearances, R.A. Dickey feels like an old pitcher with a new beginning. “It’s like getting to start over and do it the right way. You feel like you’re getting a chance to reboot,” Dickey said Sunday after pitching five shutout innings for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 exhibition loss to the Houston Astros. “It makes you somewhat regret not being able to invest the time that was really needed last year.” Dickey’s first spring with the Blue Jays was interrupted by the World Baseball Classic. A year after winning the NL Cy Young Award with the New York Mets in 2012, he went 4-7 through May with a 5.18 ERA. “You don’t know that in the moment, and you’re getting to do a really fantastic honour,” he recalled, “but having spent a lot of time with my guys on the team and getting to prepare my body, (this spring) just feels normal.” Dickey threw 82 pitches in five innings in his third spring start, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out four. He plans

Canada’s Adam Hadwin wins Chile Classic for first Tour title THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTIAGO, Chile — Canada’s Adam Hadwin won the Chile Classic on Sunday for his first Tour title, birdieing the final two holes for a onestroke victory over Australia’s Alistair Presnell. The 26-year-old Hadwin shot a 3-under 69 at Prince of Wales Country Club

diminished expectations for the Blue Jays this season, Dickey deadpanned: “I think we’re terrible, and I don’t want anybody to take us seriously. I think because of last year, we’re probably going to get walked all over every game.” ASTROS: Rudy Owens, a 26-year-old left-hander who has yet to pitch in the major leagues, matched zeroes with Dickey for three innings, giving up one hit. “I never faced that calibre of hitters, but it’s something I’ve dealt with and I’ve been doing for my entire career,” he said. “It’s time for me to step up and I did.” TRAINER’S ROOM Toronto manager John Gibbons on the post-Tommy John surgery outlook of pitcher Drew Huthison: “You don’t even think of Tommy John; modern medicine is so good. It’s almost like when you draft these guys and sign ’em, do Tommy John right away because sometimes they end up better than they were to begin with.” NICE IMPRESSION Kratz drove in two runs with a single and a double while catching Dickey’s knuckleball for five innings. “Calling knuckleballs is an anxious proposition so he’s got to navigate that some. He did a good job,” Dickey said.

for a 16-under 272 total. He earned $117,000. “I don’t know what to say,” Hadwin said. I really don’t know to feel, what to think,“ he said. ”It’s amazing. I battled all day and to finish birdie-birdie and make the putts I did on the last two holes gives me so much confidence. I couldn’t be happier.“ Presnell had three eagles, the last an 18-footer on the par-5 18th for a 68. Hadwin got up-and-down from a greenside bunker on the 308-yard, par4 17th to tie Presnell for the lead. From 230 yards on the 18th, he hit a 4-iron that missed the green, then chipped to 4 feet and made the putt.

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Canucks 2 Flames 1 VANCOUVER — If the Calgary Flames were looking to provoke Vancouver head coach John Tortorella into losing his cool again, this time he wasn’t taking the bait. Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the goahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. It was the first meeting between the teams since a fierce line brawl broke out two seconds into a game on Jan. 18 that saw 150 penalty minutes assessed. Tortorella had a meltdown that night and went after Flames head coach Bob Hartley by storming Calgary’s locker-room during intermission. Tortorella, furious at Hartley for icing his fourth line to start the game, served a 15-day suspension and the struggling Canucks have been in free fall ever since. Hartley started tough guy Brian McGrattan again on Saturday night, but this time the gloves stayed mostly on. “We didn’t even talk about it in our locker room,” Tortorella said of Hartley’s starting line. “We needed to play. We have to scratch, claw and grind and find pints anyway possible.” Darren Archibald also scored for the struggling Canucks, who snapped a four game slide and came into Saturday as losers of 11 of their last 12 games, including Thursday’s dispiriting 6-1 drubbing in Texas that defenceman Kevin Bieksa called “rock bottom” for the team. McGrattan had the only goal for Calgary, which had won its last two and three of its last five games. The teams played nice until six minutes into the game when Vancouver’s Bieksa got the better of Calgary’s Mark Giordano with a mean right hand

after the two dropped gloves. Giordano headed to the dressing room after, but returned later in the period. “I could tell that Gio was good,” said Hartley. “It was just a gash that needed to be fixed.” The Canucks had their chances early, including a 2-on-1 against Flames goalie Joni Ortio, but David Booth fired the puck wide to keep his goal drought intact. Booth hasn’t scored since Dec. 17. The absence of Canucks stalwart goalie Roberto Luongo — traded on Tuesday to Florida — was sharply felt at 2:13 of the second when a harmless looking slap shot by McGrattan near centre ice somehow eluded new No. 1 Eddie Lack. The crowd groaned and Tortorella shook his head in disbelief. “I just wanted to throw one on net. I was at the end of my shift and fortunately it went in,” said McGrattan. “It was a muck and grind game. A lot of sloppy plays at both ends.” Lack says he didn’t let the bad goal take him mentally out of the game. “I am just telling myself to get going again, and try to focus on the next save,” he said. “And the guys got a goal really quick and that took the pressure off.”

charge during a 17-2 run that gave Minnesota a 50-48 lead. DeRozan and Ross both went to the bench early in the third quarter when they each picked up their fourth fouls and that’s when Lowry took over. He was tenacious in his attack, hitting two jumpers and feeding Vasquez for a 3 to put Toronto up 75-68. He also played a big role in getting Wolves point guards Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea in foul trouble with his aggressive penetration. “We needed all of his assists. He did a good job getting in there, penetrating, finding people,” Casey said. “We needed all his rebounds, especially with the way they crash the boards. He just had an all-around game.”

Dickey pitches five shutout innings for Jays but Astros rally late for win



But Lowry drilled a 3-pointer, the Raptors locked down with the kind of defence that has gotten them this far and DeRozan finished the Wolves off with a 3-pointer from the left wing to improve Toronto to 26-2 when leading after three quarters. “Twenty games left, anything can happen,” Love said. “We obviously have to go on some sort of a run. But if those other teams keep winning and pulling games out of their you-knowwhat, we’re in trouble.” When Love sat down for a rest in the second quarter, the Raptors blasted Minnesota with a 15-0 run to take a 4633 lead. Love ended the run with a jumper, fed Pekovic three straight times with pinpoint entry passes and also drew a



MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Chiefs draw first blood in South final BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Chiefs 3 Buffaloes 2 With overtime looming, Red Deer Optimist Chiefs captain Gabe Bast took matters into his own hands and secured a richly-deserved Alberta Midget Hockey League playoff win for his club Sunday at the Arena. The second-year defenceman took a feed from Trey deGraaf, busted down the right boards and beat Calgary Buffaloes netminder Logan Thompson on the short side to give the Chiefs a 3-2 lead at 16:45 of the third period. The home side protected the cushion over the final three minutes and grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five South Division final. Thompson appeared to leave some open space on his blocker side while anticipating Bast to return the puck to Trey deGraaf, who was breaking down the middle. Whatever . . . “DeGraaf made a nice play to get me the puck. I saw a spot and just flicked it over top of him (Thompson),” said Bast. The Chiefs roared out of the gate and had a 2-0 lead before the game was six minutes old. Ross Heidt took a pass from Jeff de Wit and scored on a breakaway at 2:06, and Chase Olsen cashed a rebound from a scramble just over three minutes later with Red Deer on a power play. The visitors got one back when Anthony Orubor notched a man-advantage goal at the seven-minute mark, then pulled even on Jackson McK-

instry’s second of the playoffs 3:43 into the second period. The Chiefs pushed the pace through much of the middle frame and again in the third, but couldn’t solve Thompson until Bast came through with the winner. “It wasn’t an easy game,” said Bast. “Their goaltender played well and they’re a good team. The rest of the games in this series are going to be tight-checking and low-scoring.” Thompson held the visitors in the game with a 41-save performance, but Red Deer head coach Doug Quinn wasn’t overjoyed with his club’s outing. “I’m happy with the win, but I think we have more to give,” he said. “I thought after we got up we kind of sat back a bit, especially in the second period. “Sometimes you’re not always going to play a perfect game. Gabe made a great individual effort near the end to salvage a win for us, but we definitely need to be better next game.” Game 2 is set for Wednesday at Calgary’s South Fish Creek Arena and Quinn anticipates that the Buffaloes will be extra difficult at home. “They’ve been one of the best teams down the stretch, something like 14-1,” said the Chiefs coach. “They’re really well coached and today they did a good job of cutting off our speed. “We need to be better, I thought we lost a lot of one-on-one battles today . I’m happy with the win, but as a coach I’m never satisfied.” The third game of the series will be played Friday (8 p.m. start) at the Arena.

Kings edge Griffins to win playoff series MEN’S HOCKEY BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Kings 3 Griffins 2 PENHOLD — If nothing else, the Red Deer College Kings will head into their Alberta College Hockey League semifinal with the favoured NAIT Ooks with the knowledge they’re battle-tested. The Kings advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Grant MacEwan Griffins Sunday at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. The RDC squad, which fell 6-4 in Game 2 Saturday at Edmonton, prevailed in a third and deciding game that featured plenty of heavy hits by both sides. It was desperation hockey at its best. “A lot of hard miles this weekend, on the bus and on our bodies,” said Kings head coach Trevor Keeper. “It was a typical playoff game. There’s literally a ton of blood on the bench. We had three or four guys who got cut open battling and blocking shots. That’s what we wanted.” While the Kings outshot their guests 49-35, the game was on the line right to the final buzzer as the Griffins — with netminder Chris Wray on the bench — kept the puck inside the RDC zone for the better part of the final two minutes. But the home team prevailed and are on to the next round. “We lost a tough one last night and tonight we pulled it off,” said Kings forward Pat Martens, who scored the winning goal. “It felt good . . . a real team effort. “We played playoff hockey tonight, a different style of hockey, for sure. It was a good battle.” After the Griffins opened the scoring with an early goal by Matthew Peddie, the Kings responded when Mike Marianchuk deflected Brett Wold’s point shot past Wray. Blair Mulder then supplied the hosts with a 2-1 lead after one period with a shot from the high slot. Martens increased the margin to 3-1 with a shorthanded breakaway goal at 2:34 of the second period, but the Griffins gradually took control of the play and pulled even late in the frame when Kyle Smart’s tip of a point shot by Tyler Palmer got past Kings netminder Mike Salmon. The final frame was scoreless, despite RDC firing 22 shots at Wray. Defensively, the Kings didn’t give up much down the stretch. “We really had to focus on our game plan today,” said Keeper. “We wanted to do that yesterday up there (Edmonton), but it’s tough in their small rink. “We really focused on what we had to do with our forecheck and D-zone coverage, blocking shots and just the extra little things. We wanted to carry the puck down low in the corners below the goal line and not make cute plays through the high slot, and I thought our guys did a really good job of that.” The RDC defencemen were nothing short of stellar, particularly in the third period. “Nobody pinched, everybody protected the middle of the ice. Those are thing they’re supposed to do,” said Keeper. “The biggest thing for me today was that they stayed poised and kept battling. They were focused and there was no panic at all.” While the Griffins presented the Kings with a big test, the Ooks, who had a first-round bye, present a different challenge altogether. “They’re an unbelievable team. They set some records this year with something like 10 shutouts,” said Keeper. “They led the league in every category of stats. It’s taken them three to four years to get to the point they’re at, but they’re a solid, veteran team.” The best-of-three series opens Friday in Edmonton and continues Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the Multiplex. ● Smart and Blake Grainger each scored twice for the Griffins Saturday. Riley Point tallied twice for the Kings, who got singles from Marianchuk and Doug Jones. Wray stopped 41 shots for the win, while Kraymer Barnstable made 34 saves in the RDC net.

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Red Deer Chief Tyler Steenbergen steals the puck from Calgary Buffalo Brenden Montgomery during the opening game of Alberta Midget Hockey League South Division final at the Arena, Sunday. The Chiefs won 3-2.

Generals win battle over Eagles in series opener BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Generals 3 Eagles 0 The definition of battle: A sustained fight between large, organized armed forces. If that exact meaning was accompanied with a photograph, a good choice would be an image from Saturday evening’s clash between the Bentley Generals and Innisfail Eagles at the Red Deer Arena. The teams engaged in a type of on-ice warfare that displayed the intensity of the rivalry that exists between them. Bodies were flying and scoring chances were few, and in the end the Generals — with Kyle Sheen scoring twice — came away with a 3-0 victory before roughly 1,200 fans to grab a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Alberta senior AAA hockey championship series. “That’s what we expected . . . tight checking, physical and not of lot of scoring opportunities,” said Bentley head coach Ryan Tobler. “We expected just that style — a tight game — and that’s what we saw.” Defenceman Shawn Germain scored the only goal the Generals would need, beating Eagles netminder Jonathan Larose with a wrist shot from the faceoff circle just past the midway point of the opening period. The Generals were full credit for their 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, as Larose faced 13 shots as opposed to four for Bentley stopper Travis Yonkman. “I was proud of the guys to a man for the way they came out. We got everyone into it early and that was the key,” said Tobler. Sheen notched what proved to be an insurance marker 4:45

SENIOR MEN’S AAA HOCKEY into the middle frame, taking advantage of a turnover deep in the Innisfail end and ripping a shot past Larose from low in the circle, then rounded out the scoring in the third period, going hard to net and cashing a rebound. His second tally was a likely preview of future goals in the series. “It’s going to be a grind and it’s going to be a war,” said Sheen. “We knew that coming in. They (Eagles) play hard and we have to match their work ethic. I think we did that tonight and that was our edge.” While the Generals fired 30 shots at Larose, Yonkman faced only 20, although a few were high quality. “The last two weeks we’ve been really focused on our defence and picking up sticks and players in front of the net,” said Sheen. “We’ve had just really, good, hard battles in practice and we’ve focused on working in the trenches, and it showed tonight. “It’s what it’s going to be the whole series. You’re not going to see blowout games and pretty plays and pretty goals. It’s going to be grinding, garbage goals that go in.” Tobler wasn’t surprised that his team was able to limit the Eagles’ scoring chances. “Our differential (goals for and against) was pretty good this year. We took pride in that all year,” he said. “If we have to grind teams down and win games 1-0 or 2-1, we’ll do that. We’d rather play the right way than win 8-0 playing river hockey.” Eagles head coach Brian Sutter bemoaned the defensive turnovers that hurt his club, pointing


BRIEFS Grizzlys drop Game 3 to Oilers, down in series OLDS — Rhett Gardner’s third-period goal lifted the Okotoks Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Olds Grizzlys in AJHL playoff action Sunday. The Oilers grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five South Division quarter-final with Game 4 to be played tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex. John Edwardh and Jake Dube scored first-period goals for the visiting Oilers in front of 575 fans. Jordan Lajimodiere notched a first-period goal for Olds and Jack Goranson tied the game in the second period. Ty Mappin had a pair of assists for Olds. Winning netminder Jared D’Amico turned aside 19 shots. Grizzlys goalie Ethan Jemieff made 31 saves.

Wranglers edge Lightning to take North Division final lead BLACKFALDS — Justis Lowry scored in overtime Sunday to give the Blackfalds Wranglers a 4-3 win over the Stettler Lightning and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Heritage Junior Hockey League North

to mistakes on all three goals. “On the scoresheet I think they have two assists on the first goal,” said Sutter. “Well, we gave the puck away. It was unassisted. “On the second goal we made a mistake, it was unassisted. On the third goal, we made a mistake, they had one assist. So, three goals, two assists. It tells you that no matter how ugly you play, you can’t make mistakes at crucial times. “It wasn’t like our goalie had to stand on his head. Neither did their goalie. Neither guy had an abundance of work, but we turned the puck over too many times.” The Eagles were assessed eight of 15 minor penalties by referees Jared Greenberg and Dave Webster, who could have easily called another half dozen infractions. “It was kind of a dirty, ugly, choppy game, but you give them (Generals) credit,” said Sutter. “Every game we’ve played against them this season has been like that.” Game 2 is slated for Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Innisfail Arena. “They play well in Innisfail and that’s where we go next,” said Tobler. “We’ll take this week to reassess and get ready. We expect another good battle Friday.” Sutter will be looking for a better effort from his club on home ice. “We got the legs going in the last half of the game tonight. We did some good things but we can be a lot better,” he said. “That was nowhere near how we’re capable of playing.” Game 3 of the series will be played Saturday in Red Deer, with an 8 p.m. start.

Division final. Jared Guilbault, Dalen Kolybaba and Wally Samson (power play) also connected for the Wranglers, who led 2-1 after one period and 3-2 after 40 minutes. Steven Fletcher, Jake Schwarzenberger and Dylan Houston, whose third-period goal forced overtime, replied for the visitors. Thomas Isaman made 28 saves for Blackfalds. Stettler netminder Simon Thieleman turned aside 39 shots. Blackfalds was assessed six of 11 minor penalties. The Wranglers drew even in the series with a 3-0 win Friday at Stettler. Jordy Potter, Chance Abbott and Bryce Marshal supplied the goals and Isaman stopped 37 shots for the shutout. Thieleman made 41 saves for the hosts. The fourth game of the series is Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Stettler. Games 5 goes Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Blackfalds.

St. Patrick’s wins another Grade 9 boys basketball zone title St. Patrick’s downed St. Thomas 53-35 during the weekend to add the zone Grade 9 boys basketball title to their city championship. With a flawless 19-0 record, St. Patrick’s was undefeated this season for the second time in the last five years. The school has also won four zone titles in the last seven years and has medaled in zones each of the past eight years. Lacombe defeated Innisfail in the zone bronzemedal game and Lindsay Thurber took consolation honours with a victory over Rocky Mountain House West Central.

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Reed racks up another win at WGC BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DORAL, Fla. — He wore black pants and a red shirt, his Sunday colours. He took a lead into the final round, quickly expanded it with a pair of birdies and then relied on his short game to keep everyone chasing him. He even played it safe off the 18th tee, caring more about the trophy than the final score. That script for years belonged to Tiger Woods. Patrick Reed followed it perfectly to win the Cadillac Championship, replacing Woods as the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship. “The best player ever to live when I was growing up wore black pants, a red shirt,” Reed said after closing with an even-par 72 for a one-shot victory at Doral. “I was growing up watching him. I always thought, ’You know, it would be cool to wear black and red coming down on Sunday. “Just happens to be that we both wear it on Sunday now.” Only one of them stood out at the new Blue Monster. Even with Woods and his red shirt only three shots behind and in the group directly in front of him, the 23-year-old Reed stretched his lead to four shots at one point until making a pair of bogeys in the final hour. He held off Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales. Woods, in his best chance this year to win a tournament, said his back flared up after an awkward shot out of the bunker on the sixth hole. He failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time

in his PGA Tour career, and his 78 was his worst Sunday score ever. “Just let me get through this day, get some treatment and we’ll assess it as time goes on,” Woods said about his back. He withdrew from the Honda Classic after 13 holes of the final round last week because of back spasms. Reed has three wins in 14 starts and should move to No. 20 in the world. He feels his ranking should be even better. Reed cited an amateur career that includes going 6-0 in matches to lead Augusta State to two NCAA titles, followed by three PGA Tour wins in seven months. “I don’t see a lot of guys that have done that besides Tiger Woods and the legends of the game,” Reed said. “I believe in myself, especially with how hard I’ve worked. I’m one of the top five players in the world. I feel like I’ve proven myself.” He joined some exclusive company. Since 1990, only Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia had three PGA Tour wins before turning 24. This was not an accident, either. Reed has had a share of the lead going into the final round of all three of his victories — the Wyndham Championship last August, the Humana Challenge in January and a World Golf Championship at Doral that featured the strongest field so far this year. His last two wins were wireto-wire, including ties. Watson, who won at Riviera three weeks ago, went bogeyfree over the final 27 holes, a strong performance on the

overhauled Trump National Doral. He closed with a 68, finishing with par after blasting through the palms, into the grandstand and back into the rough. Donaldson wasn’t so fortunate. He hit into a foot on the 17th for his third birdie on the back nine to get within one shot of the lead. From the 18th fairway — after watching Miguel Angel Jimenez go through the green and into the water — he blocked his approach away from the flag and into the back bunker. Donaldson blasted out to just inside 15 feet and missed the par putt. He closed with a 70. Reed finished at 4-under 284, matching the highest winning score at Doral. Mark McCumber won at 284 in 1985. He earned $1.53 million, pushing his season total over $3 million, and he moves to No. 3 in the Ryder Cup standings. Reed, Donaldson and Watson were the only players to finish under par. Woods raised more questions about his health — and his game — with the Masters just over a month away. He beaned and bloodied a spectator on the opening hole and missed a 10-foot birdie putt. He beaned another spectator on No. 3, kicking the ball back into the fairway, only he followed that with a shot into the water and made bogey. Woods made two more bogeys over the next three holes and was an afterthought. He said the pain intensified after his bunker shot on the sixth. Woods had his left foot in the sand and his right foot flexed against the lip of the bunker.


Patrick Reed celebrates his one-stroke victory during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday, in Doral, Fla. Reed won the tournament with a four-under-par 284.

NHL GM’s to talk about OT changes, video review “I think we’re heading that way,” Rutherford said. “It’s been talked about a long time, this is not something new. I don’t know how many minutes it’ll end up being — the total minutes in overtime. That’s really where the big discussion will come. But I think the fact that this has been discussed for a few years now, I think it’s gaining some momentum going into this meeting.” What that momentum will turn into remains to be seen. Rutherford and Holland would like five minutes of the already-established four-on-four followed by five minutes of three-on-three, while Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues voiced support for simply making four-on-four overtime longer. But, as Doug Wilson of the San Jose Sharks knows, change in the NHL tends to go in “phases.” So it’s possible that the first change to overtime is a very subtle one: teams changing ends like they do in the second period so that there’s a longer way to go for players to get off the ice for line changes.

said. “And I think we all agree that in that case that was just wrong, and we need to correct that.” Several general managers cautioned that too much replay can be a bad thing. Just as it’s being deTo figure out two things NHL general managers bated in baseball and football, the biggest pitfall to will be discussing at their annual March meeting, more video reviews is the time they can take. look no further than the controversial game the Los “Our game is part of momentum and keeping the Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings played in midgame going,” Rutherford said. “But at the same time, January. the league has always said that they want to get goals First, the Red Wings scored the tying goal after right. We saw an example (in Detroit) where it had officials missed the puck hitting the protective netnothing to do with the guidelines of how the league ting, then the Kings wound up losing in a shootout. proceeds, but we didn’t get one right. That could affect playoff positioning in the Eastern “So that’s something that we’ll discuss, I’m sure. and Western Conferences, and that’s a concern for But there’s a fine line there: How many times can everyone. you review things in a game without slowing it down No different than many fans, GMs hate to see a to change the time of a game another 15 minutes.” game end on an incorrect call and generally don’t In that same vein, Nill would like to see “tweaks” like to see one end in a shootout. So it’s only natural to video review in important cases but doesn’t want that altering or extending overtime and expanding the NHL to become a “robotic” game with frequent video review will be hot topics on the agenda for calls to the situation room. meetings Monday through Wednesday in Boca Raton, Still, there’s a ground swell to at least add Fla. replay in isolated cases, like on plays goals are When it comes to overtime, the hope is to have scored on. That may not mean instituting a chalfewer games even reach the shootout, which ‘I WOULD PREFER FOR OUR GAME TO BE lenge system for coaches right away but perhaps was instituted after the 2004-05 lockout as a way DECIDED BY PLAYING HOCKEY INSTEAD OF something more simple. of eliminating ties. Since then, 13.3 per cent of THE SKILL PART OF THE GAME, WHICH IS “It would be nice to just have a monitor in the all regular-season games have gone to one, and penalty box for the official to gather as much inthat’s seen as too much. THE SHOOTOUT.’ formation to make the right call because they’re “I would prefer for our game to be decided by playing hockey instead of the skill part of the — JIM NILL closest to the action like they have in other game, which is the shootout,” Jim Nill of the DalDALLAS STARS GENERAL MANAGER leagues,” Wilson said, pointing to the model used in the NFL and NBA. las Stars said. “It’s really tough. You can play a Some things, like goaltender interference, great game, play a great overtime and then you “I would be a hundred per cent in support,” Ma- would require a stricter interpretation to be subject go to a shootout and just because you lose a shootout it feels like you’ve lost the game — and you have, loney said. “If you look at the second period and the to video review. Penalties, like players putting the and it hurts because you played such a good game. I (long) line changes how often mistakes are made, and puck over the glass or getting a double-minor called bad line changes lead to rushes. All of a sudden you for high-sticking, would fall into another category to would rather lose a game by playing the game.” Through Saturday, 121 of 962 games this season do that in overtime with four people and the tired- be considered. “I think everything that’s critical to the outcome have gone to a shootout (12.57 per cent). Each team ness of the game, I think that’s a natural evolution, of the game, if it’s conveniently available, we should has participated in at least four, while the Washing- myself. I think that’s the first step.” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock brought that up review,” Columbus GM Jarkko Kekalainen said. “Not ton Capitals lead the league with 15 of them through in Sochi after seeing overtime in the women’s gold- to disturb the flow of the game and the time of each 64 games. A handful of general managers said in recent medal game between Canada and the United States. game as a whole — we don’t want games to last four weeks that there was an appetite to reduce the num- Mistakes led to three penalties and then a power- hours or anything like that. But with the technology these days I think that there should be some kind of ber of shootouts by making some changes to over- play goal 8:10 into overtime. “The NHL looks at that right there, we want over- a system where all the critical plays can be reviewed time. Detroit GM Ken Holland has long sought adding time or a three-on-three element to overtime, time to be over in a hurry, all you do is flip ends, so that we don’t see the (wrong) outcomes.” With three days of meetings scheduled on Florand it has come time that Don Maloney of the Phoe- make it as hard as you can,” Babcock said while at ida’s east coast, general managers are expected to nix Coyotes figures more members of the group are the Olympics. “It’s harder on the long change.” Another subject that will get plenty of discussion delve into a host of other topics, including the regu“open-minded to reviewing it and discussing it.” “In the past, it was generally touched on but de- is video review, which is currently limited to the lation — or elimination — of goaltender fights and ferred,” Maloney said. “And I think as you go on with situation room in Toronto determining if a goal was the impact of the falling Canadian dollar on next the parity of the league, I think we all have to take a good or not. Even though it was just one instance, year’s salary cap. that Jan. 18 game between the Red Wings and Kings At December’s board of governors meeting, the harder look.” 2014-15 cap was estimated at just above US$71 milJim Rutherford of the Carolina Hurricanes usu- is example A for expanding review. “You can count on one hand how many times they lion, rising from the $64.3 million ceiling for this ally sits near Holland at these meetings and is in favour of his proposals to change overtime. After miss a puck hitting the net, but that specific case and season. Kings GM Dean Lombardi told the Los Anplenty of talk over the years, perhaps more will get it ended up as a goal, yeah, it probably should’ve geles Times that he and his colleagues were advised been (reviewed) — maybe if the video department it could be as low as $US68 million as the Canadian on board. had that authority, it would’ve been used,” Maloney dollar continues to fall. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

MINOR HOCKEY Major midget girls Becky Davidson, Jocelyne Prince and Shealee Dolan scored in a losing cause as the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs fell 4-3 to the visiting Highwood Raiders in AMMFHL South Division playoff action Sunday. Nisa Bartlett made 25 saves for the Chiefs, who trail the best-of-five series 2-0. Highwood opened the series with a 7-2 home-ice victory Saturday. Prince and Breanna Martin scored for Red Deer, while Bartlett and Bailey Knapp combined to make 25 saves. The series resumes Friday in High River. Midget AA Rylan Bardick made 33 saves as the Red Deer Indy Graphics Chiefs blanked the host Sylvan Lake Lakers 3-0 Saturday to complete a sweep of the bestof-three South Central Hockey League North Division final. James Gaume, on the power play, Declan Johnston and Matt Krusky scored for the Chiefs, who will meet the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the league final. Nicholas Herrebrugh made 28 saves for the Lakers. Indy Graphics won the series opener 7-4 Friday at the Red Deer Arena, getting two goals from Gaume, singles off the sticks of Krusky, Logan Linnell, Michael Pruss, Shawn Rowe and Keenan Scott, and a 31-save peformance from Bardick. Brody Bolton tallied twice for the visitors. Bailey Lawson and Brennan Schweder also scored for the Lakers, with Herrebrugh and Joe Gable combining for 38 saves.

GSP picks Hendricks to win UFC welterweight title BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Georges St-Pierre is picking Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks to succeed him as UFC welterweight champion. Hendricks, who lost a controversial split decision to St-Pierre at UFC 167 last November, fights again for the 170-pound crown next Saturday when he faces veteran (Ruthless) Robbie Lawler at UFC 171. The 32-year-old St-Pierre vacated the title in December, saying he needed time away from the sport. St-Pierre has been making the most of his time off, travelling and speaking his mind about what he believes needs to be fixed in the world of mixed martial arts. But he remains close to the sport and says he will be watching the UFC 171 main event in Dallas. “It’s a fight where anything can happen,” St-Pierre told The Canadian Press. “Both guys can put

each other to sleep. They have a lot of power in striking, but I believe Hendricks has the edge in this fight because I believe he will come more well-prepared with his team and he’s got an edge in the grappling department.” Hendricks (15-2) is a former twotime NCAA wrestling champion. St-Pierre (25-2) left a 12-fight winning streak and a string of UFC records behind him. But he says it won’t be strange seeing someone else have his belt strapped around their waist. “No, because it was my choice to give away the title. It was my choice so I don’t regret anything. I feel very good and I’m happy that I did it. I feel better now.” St-Pierre, who had held the UFC title since regaining it from Matt (The Terror) Serra at UFC 83 in April 2008, says the outcome of the fight will not affect whether he returns to the sport. “I don’t plan on coming back right now,” he said.

FENCING Red Deer Fencing Club members won 15 medals in the Red Deer Open at the Collicutt Centre during the weekend. Riley Norman won gold in the U15 men’s epee, with Cory Wilson taking silver and Shawn Roland snaring bronze. Also earning a gold medal was William Langille, who defeated clubmate Nicholas Hunter in the U13 men’s epee final. Carter Necyk and Alex Lischevski each picked up a bronze. Devyn Hurry settled for silver in the U20 men’s epee and won bronze in the U17 epee, and Norman picked up a silver in the U17 class. Rounding out the Red Deer epee medal haul, with each winning a bronze, were Petar Toshkov and Nathaniel Johnson in the open men division, Karen Liver in the women’s event, Jordon Lindoff in the veteran men’s category and Megan Ostrikoff in the U20 women’s class. The competition was attended by more than 200 fencers from across the province.

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Keselowski surges past Earnhardt Jr. on final lap for dramatic win in Las Vegas

Pair of Red Deer wrestlers bring home gold from provincials Notre Dame wrestler Luc LaPlante and Carter O’Donnell of Lindsay Thurber earned gold medals in the provincial high school boys championship at Calgary during the weekend. LaPlante dominated his opponents en route to taking top honours in the 108-kilogram category. Among his victims were the Edmonton and Calgary city chanmpions, winning his matches via both technical superiority (10-point spreads) and pins. O’Donnell, a Grade 10 student, used his technical skills to defeat all of his opponents in the 120 kg class. Miguel Pharand of Lindsay Thurber qualified for the final in the 98 kg division with a victory over the Calgary city champion, but had to settle for silver after losing to his Grande Prairie opponent. Pharand led after the first round and nearly pinned his opponent, then lost by a pin. The Lindsay Thurber Raiders finished second in the 4A schools team standings.

the stretch after Earnhardt passed him for the lead on a restart with 42 laps to go. Earnhardt had gone to the pits on the 211th lap and attempted to stick it out, while Keselowski had pitted several laps later. Earnhardt praised NASCAR’s new Chase setup, which allowed him to take a fuel gamble in Vegas after winning already this season. Additional wins are worth bonus points in the Chase, while a second-place finish doesn’t help his position much — hence the motivation to go for broke on an empty tank. Keselowski was in fine form after his thirdplace finish in Phoenix last week without crew chief Paul Wolfe, who had returned home for his child’s birth. Keselowski also finished third at Daytona.

SOCHI, Russia — Canada won two medals on the slopes and the sledge hockey team continued to roll Sunday at the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy Mont-Tremblant, Que., won their second bronze medal in as many days, finishing third in the super-G. The pair finished with a time of one minute 20.77 seconds. Teammate Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., took bronze in the super-G men’s sitting division, winning his first career Paralympic medal. Brousseau put down a time of 1:22.05. In sledge hockey, Adam Dixon scored twice and Dominic Larocque added a goal and an assist Sunday as Canada defeated Norway 4-0. Anthony Gale and Kevin Rempel added two assists, while Corbin Watson had to make just six saves to get the shutout as Canada improved to 2-0. Larocque scored on the power play 4:20 into the second period to snap a 0-0 tie. It was his third of the tournament after picking up two goals in Canada’s 10-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday.

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Dixon, who had two goals and two assists against Sweden, then made it 2-0 with 4:26 to go in the second before making it 3-0 at 1:07 of the third. Marc Dorion then scored his first of the tournament with 21.8 seconds left in regulation to round out the scoring. Dixon and Gale both have six points after two games. Canada has an off-day on Monday before taking on the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Norway, which defeated Canada in the bronze-medal game at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, will meet Sweden the same day. In other results, Calgary skier Kurt Oatway was ninth in the men’s sitting division with a time of 1:29.10, and Kirk Schornstein of Spruce Grove, was 13th in the men’s standing category with a time of 1:27.83. Sitting skier Josh Dueck of Kimberley, B.C., and standing skiers Matt Hallat of Coquitlam, B.C., and Braydon Luscombe of Duncan, B.C., did not finish their runs. In para-Nordic skiing, Chris Klebl of Canmore, Alta., was the top Canadian, placing sixth in the men’s 15-kilometre sit-ski race with a time of 43:06.9. Quebec City’s Sebastien Fortier was 18h at 51:43.3. Yves Bourque of Becancour, Que., was 20th at 55:25.4.

Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope Monitor progress of each project while in production Keep up-to-date with progress and plans on future stages Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders Keep client updated with the current status of projects Plan and schedule project timelines, update schedule Manage project changes and budget Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standards

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

Completion of PMP certification, working toward completion or equivalent Minimum 3 years previous experience in related industry or role Microsoft Project experience is an asset Thorough knowledge of oil and gas industry

Career development, growth and unlimited possibilities – you’ll find it here! Please forward your resume via fax to:

(403) 227-7796 or e-mail to:


LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When Earnhardt’s Chevy slowed in the final miles, Keselowski roared past in his Penske Ford for the first weekend sweep in his career. He followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Vegas Cup win. Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, also virtually assured himself of a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after missing it entirely last season, a thought was already on his mind immediately after the finish. “Locked in the Chase early,” Keselowski said. “I don’t have to hear all that crap about not being in the Chase.” Earnhardt was just a few ounces of fuel shy of earning his second victory in three races to start the season. The Daytona 500 champion also finished second last week at Phoenix before improving the best start to a season in his NASCAR career. “We weren’t supposed to make it,” Earnhardt said. “We were trying to save as much as we can and make it work, but we knew we were short. We wouldn’t have finished

second if we didn’t have that strategy.” Paul Menard finished third in front of Keselowski’s teammate, polesitter Joey Logano. Carl Edwards was fifth, and Jimmie Johnson came in sixth. The Las Vegas race is the first of 11 on 1.5-mile tracks, and NASCAR spent much of the offseason working on ways to improve the racing on these tracks with a new aerodynamics package and other improvements. The changes resulted in 23 drivers breaking the track speed record during qualifying, but the racing wasn’t particularly thrilling until that final lap. Keselowski and Earnhardt are the only two drivers to finish in the top five in each of the season’s first three races, and they dueled down




Canadians win bronze on the slopes at Sochi Paralympics

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;



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: • • • • • • •

Halliburton is now hiring for Service Supervisor I - Slickline Since 1919, Halliburton has been opening Worlds of Opportunity around the globe. We're one of the world's largest and most safety-conscious providers of oil field services. Come in and explore your future! Must have experience as a Slickline Operator Visit and apply to requisition # 260119 Or drop off a resume at 16 Panther Place, Donovans Pl Mount Pearl, Nfld

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please forward your resume via fax to: (403) 227-7796 or e-mail to:


Career development, growth and unlimited possibilities – you’ll find it here! 46384C8-11

Halliburton is a drug-free, equal-opportunity employer.

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

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SISSON 1920 - 2014 Mr. Reed Morrison Sisson of Red Deer, was taken to Heaven to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Reed was born to Amy and Roy Sisson on June 29, 1920 at Sisson Ridge County, New Brunswick. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army in September of 1941. He was stationed in Holland during D-Day. He moved to British Columbia with his wife and five children in September of 1962. After Lillian’s passing, Reed moved into the Prince George Chateau, where he met and married Josephine on October 14, 2007. In October 2012, they moved to Red Deer, Alberta for his health. Reed loved music and played his harmonica. He will be remembered for his gentle, sincere smile and big compassionate heart. Reed was loved and will be greatly missed by his family; his wife, Josephine and many dear friends. His philosophy: “Grieve a while and then move on with life”. Reed will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and three daughters and their families. Josephine and family wish to sincerely thank Dr. Ohanjanians, Reg Bernier and Symphony Senior Living’s Nursing Staff and dear family friend, Rita Anderson, for their compassionate care. Also thanks to those who prayed for us. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR in Bowden wanted. Computer exp., Word, Excel, Outlook, knowledge of Quick Book, etc. Duties are: A/P, A/R, invoicing, and general office duties. Email resume to: or fax 403-224-2225

Class 1 Operators

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: Hiring full time Operation Coordinator/Field Supervisor for local oilfield testing company Must be local (Red Deer area) Must have testing experience Competitive salary Health benefits offered Send resume to ken@darkstarproduction. com LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475


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


Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a heavy duty mechanic or journeyman instrument mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live Dental or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute Registered Dental to workplace location. This Assistant required for new position offers a challenging clinic opening up in work environment, attractive Penhold, minutes south of benefits with competitive Red Deer. Position will be pay and significant room part-time to start (3 days), for promotion. with the potential to Please submit resumes expand to full-time. Looking to fill position by Attn: Human Resources April 2014. Training in email:kwolokoff@ RDA program is a must; experience is an asset. Fax 403-252-9719 Please send resume with Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 references to Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 centralabdentist



F/T FEED TRUCK OPERATOR for large expanding feed lot in Sundre. Fax resume to 403-638-3908 or call 403-556-9588 or email:

In Memoriam

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced


Farm Work

HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.




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



PRODUCTION TESTING EXPERIENCED SUPERVISORS and TESTERS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: RED DEER based hot shot company looking for exp’d driver, 15/6 rotation, company benefits, performance bonus. Fax resume & current abstract to 403-342-2152


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

THOMPSON Echo Brittany Jaela Marie May 26, 1986 - Mar. 9, 2012 You made a difference! 2 Cor. 5:8 Absent from the body - present with the Lord We love and miss you. Her family Joe, Lani and Silas

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Night Foremen, Day & Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted ARNETT & BURGESS Oilfield Construction Limited is immediately looking for a full-time


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for the Blackfalds shop/yard. Responsibilities include loading of heavy equipment, inventory tracking, shipping/ receiving, hotshots, and yard maintenance. Please email resume to or fax to 780-384-2402.

Sales & Distributors

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

requires OPTICAL ASSISTANT Training provided. Apply in person with resume to: 4924 59 St. Red Deer, AB. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


required FULL TIME. Min 3-5 years HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. MSCE/MSCA, CompTIA A & Network Certifications. CEDA IS HIRING! CurrentOwn Vehicle, clean drivers ly seeking Operators/ abstract & criminal Labourers for our Pigging background check. & Decoking division (permanent positions in the Please submit resume to at Red Deer area). Apply Longhurst Consulting Online: www.cedagroup. or fax: 403-309-3920 com



We are a well established fabrication and repair facility (10 employees) looking for a skilled individual who has: Strong organizational skills, ability to read, relay, modify C.A. D. and engineered drawings, strong mechanical skills for repair of small and large equipment., ability to instruct procedures in Ferrous and non Ferrous welding. We offer a comprehensive benefit program and a starting salary of $70,000/yr. with incentives. Reply in confidence to Box 639, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 email: Start your career! See Help Wanted

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

Motor coach company looking for 4th year or journeyman. Experience with motor coaches preferred. Send resume to or fax 403.-347-4999


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


Misc. Help

AFTERNOON newspaper carriers needed in the following areas:




Kentwood Kennings Cres. & Kirby St. also Kelloway & Kyte Cres., Kensington & Kirk Cl



Truckers/ Drivers


Misc. Help

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

MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK WESTLAKE For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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

Oriole Park West O’Brien Cres & Oxley Cl. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

FULL TIME SCREENPRINTER. Will train the right person. Apply in person to Grand Central Stitchin’ #7, 7439 49th Ave. Cr. Red Deer P/T CASHIER Clerk. Apply with resume to Highland Green Value Drug Mart.



EXP’D CLASS 1 end dump driver for local haul. Please fax resume with driver’s abstract 403-342-6881

Misc. Help




Community Support Worker Program

Women in the Trades Program

Math and Science for the Trades Program

GED Preparation

Invites applications for the position of:

SECRETARY FOR SPANISH BILINGUAL PROGRAM For more information visit our website at: Sales & Distributors


Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930


Raven Oilfield Rentals is one of the largest independently owned rental companies servicing NE BC and the Alberta Peace since 1988.

(Reliable vehicle needed.)

for Central & North Central Alberta. The position will require sales in the field as well as Calgary.


The successful candidate will be a safety conscious, team player looking for a challenging career in an ever changing fast paced environment. Previous oilfield sales experience is a must. Computer skills and a valid driver’s license are also required.


Call Prodie: 403-314-4301 for more info

We are currently looking for a

Sales Representative

Raven offers competitive salaries along with health and dental plans. Please forward resumes with salary expectations to

Only candidates with previous oilfield sales experience will be considered.






Decoking Services Company looking for experienced pigging operators / foremen for work in refineries cleaning fired heaters. Northern Alberta rates apply. Please fax resume to 403 342 7447 attention: human resources




ELEMENTS is looking 5 Beauty Treatment Operators. Selling seasonal gift packages & personal care products in Parkland Mall-4747 67th St Red Deer, $14.55/Hr. Plus bonus & commission, F/T, Beauty certification req’d email resumes: elementsreddeerbto@ ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No exp. req`d. Please email SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to WIRELESS WORLD requires 2 Retail Sales Associates for Bower Place Mall, 149A 4900 Molly Banister Drive., Red Deer, AB; FT, perm to start ASAP; Will train, provide direct mobile phone sales and customer support services at location & other duties; $12.00/hr. Email Resume: retailjobs@

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



Cameron Bay Holdings Inc. o/a McDonald’s requires a RESTAURANT MANAGER for our Gasoline Alley Stores, located at 37479 Hwy 2, and 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer. Yearly salary is between $38,000.00 - $43,000.00. Must have 3 to 5 yrs exp. and be able to supervise 30 to 70 employees. Flexible hours needed as both restaurants are 24 hours. McDonald’s experience is preferred but we will consider all applicants. Benefits and bonus program offered. Fax resume to 403-783-4251 or email to DINO’S TAKE OUT LOOKING FOR EXP’D P/T AND F/T DELIVERY DRIVER. Please apply in person w/resume to: 130, 3121 49 AVE. Red Deer


Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

$2500 Bonus Every 100 days

Restaurant/ Hotel


Office/Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri





Monday, March 10, 2014

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts: PRECAST INSTALLATION LABORERS CONCRETE FINISHERS CARPENTERS/ WOODWORKERS STEEL REINFORCEMENT LABORERS OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATORS GENERAL LABORERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources or email: We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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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@ or fax: 780-452-8284

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

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

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316


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


DRILL press with stand, ITC 5 spd. $75; Belt sander, Superior 6”, $35. 403-782-6050


For employment in Red Deer Applicants must have previous 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:

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

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is looking for qualified:


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

WESTLAKE For more information phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316


Children's Items

MORNING newspaper carriers needed in the following areas:


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



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

Household Furnishings


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


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PANASONIC bookshelf speakers 120 watts, $60 obo; HP photosmart printer $35; HP computer monitor 19” $60 obo 403-782-3847 PS2 w/15 games $75; Xbox w/15 games $75; Atari Plug and Play 2 $50 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


4 FT. ROUND ALL FUR, TEEPEE RUG, mixed colors. $200. 403-347-7405


Misc. Help


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

Experienced Automotive Business Manager

DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino 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 SET of 13 of the Famous Rineheart Indian Portrait from 1898, 17.5 x 22.5”. $130. for all. 403-347-7405

Musical Instruments


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


MOBILE dental equipment, M9 autoclave, etc. PRINTER scanner Sharpe AL1551CS $100 403-782-1437

MARTIN-SUMMIT II compound bow plus Sight 6 arrows, glove, arm band, adjustable draw weight 35-50, draw length 27”, $100 obo 403-755-2760

Lacey Close / Lennon Close Landry Close / Lawson Close Addington Drive Lamont Close Lund Close


Travel Packages

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Vicar Street / McKee Close


Qualifications: • 3 years automotive dealership Business Management experience • Knowledge & understanding of F & I products • Strong communication and business skills • Excellent organization and multitasking • Computer literate • Knowledge of ADP an asset

Sherwood Cres.

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



CLEARVIEW and CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREAS Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo. 2 Blocks of Cosgrove Cres. $80/mo. ALSO Cunningham Cres. $50/mo. DEER PARK AREA 104 to 194 Blocks of Douglas St. $58/mo. ALSO Dietz Close, Durie Close and 1 block of Davison Dr. $51/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. &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

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

Employment Training

Classified does it all! The Red Deer Advocate Classified is the community’s number-one information centre and marketplace. It serves as the best single source for selling items, seeking jobs, finding housing, meeting new people and more.

Red Deer Advocate Classified: • Helps lost pets find their families • Brings buyers and sellers together • Serves as a key resource for renters • Helps families find new homes • Puts individuals in touch with each other • Provides job seekers with career information • Serves as a great guide to garage sales • Makes selling and shopping simple

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Houses For Sale


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

2 BDRM Adult Apt.

ns, no pets, no parties Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


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





FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


Houses/ Duplexes

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

Rooms For Rent


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

FULLY Furn. room for rent. $500/$250. Call Jackie 403-396-2468. Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


ROOM in quiet home. N/S, no drinking, working Female. Avail. Mar.7 $475 + $300 d.d. 403-309-4155

Condos/ Townhouses

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.

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes



2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $1075. incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. Apr. 1 403-304-5337




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

2 BDRM. bsmt. suite, $875 + d.d. Close to Red Deer college, avail immed. n/s, no pets, utils. incld. 403-341-0156, 885-2287 GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LACOMBE, 1 bdrm. w/balcony, recent reno, Apr.1, n/s, no children, no pets, $750/mo, DD same, 403-782-2681 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


Mobile Lot

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190


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Houses For Sale

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.

Condos/ Townhouses


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


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


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

Commercial Property

Web Designer Network Administrator Help Desk Support Analyst PC Support Specialist and more!


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


Lots For Sale

Pinnacle Estates

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


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Automotive Services

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

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer



Farms/ Land


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

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




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

Realtors & Services

Waskasoo Creek 1/2 Duplex



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

Timberstone Way $302/mo.


Viscount Drive

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info




Vanson Close / Visser St.

We offer a competitive commission based incentive plan.




Volks Place / Vanier Drive


Grain, Feed Hay

1 BDRM. loft, utils incl.. $625 /mo. + d.d., close to Red Deer college, n/s, no pets. Avail immed. 403-341-0156, 885-2287


Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres

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

3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. GOLF bag, men’s large. as Avail. Apr. 1. 403-304-5337 new. $25. 403-782-6050






Sporting Goods

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Jaw-dropping testimony evidence or character assassination? BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PRETORIA, South Africa — The testimony in the first week of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial was jaw dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the double-amputee athlete intentionally shot dead his girlfriend. Pistorius’ once-inspiring life story unraveled as witnesses testified about his history of anger, infidelity and recklessness with guns, and his suspicious behaviour on the night prosecutors allege the Olympian murdered his girlfriend and tried to cover it up. Pistorius’ murder trial — which is being shown on live television across the world — also shed more light on the events in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day last year, when he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in a bathroom in his home. Pistorius claims it was an accident, but prosecutors have charged him with premeditated murder for the killing of the 29-year-old model. In a Pretoria court, the first witness said she heard a woman’s “blood-curdling” screams coming from Pistorius’ house on the night he killed Steenkamp. Michelle Burger, a neighbour of Pistorius, sobbed in court after recalling that she was haunted by what she heard. Another neighbour, who is a doctor, described in detail the grisly scene he was confronted with when he entered Pistorius’

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home and found a fatally wounded Steenkamp lying on the floor and Pistorius kneeling next to her, weeping, praying and apparently trying to help his dying or dead girlfriend breathe even though she had a terrible gunshot wound in the head and the doctor knew there was little hope. In court, Pistorius, 27, held his hands over his ears and hunched over as radiologist Johan Stipp recounted how he could not find any signs of life on Steenkamp’s bloody body. Pistorius shot Steenkamp through a toilet door with a 9 mm pistol, hitting her in the head, arm and hip area and killing her. He says he thought she was a dangerous intruder. Prosecutors, however, say Pistorius killed Steenkamp intentionally after a loud fight. Three neighbours have testified to hearing a woman screaming and a man shouting before gunfire. The celebrated runner, the first amputee to run at the Olympics, faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison before parole if convicted of murder. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him; murder and three firearmrelated offences. Free on bail, he ended the first week of sometimes damaging prosecution testimony with his now usual routine outside the courthouse of jostling through a gantlet of press and public, flanked by police and security guards who bundled him into an SUV with reflective

windows. “I really thought the state started well, I really did. They are starting with a left hook,” said former state prosecutor and now defence lawyer in South Africa, Marius du Toit, who is not involved in the case. “But, of course, the fight never lasts one round.” A former girlfriend, who said she was 17 when she started dating Pistorius in 2011, painted a picture of a man quick to anger who carried a gun with him at all times and who once shot it out of a car after an altercation with police. Samantha Taylor talked about another incident when she said Pistorius once jumped out of a car with a gun in hand to threaten an unidentified person he thought was following them. Through tears, she also testified that Pistorius cheated on her twice, the second time with the woman he killed. Murmurs rippled through the courtroom when Taylor said: “He cheated on me with Reeva Steenkamp.” Another friend told how Pistorius asked someone else to take the blame when a gun he was handling fired under a table in a busy restaurant. At the start of the trial, the defence objected to what they call inadmissible evidence that amounts to character “assassination.” While the first five days of proceedings were dominated by doubts over Pistorius’ character and some of his actions on the night of Steenkamp’s death, the

defence has sought to poke holes in the prosecution’s case about the sequence of events: It says it can prove that Steenkamp did not scream before the shots and could not have screamed during them, as witnesses have said. And forthcoming forensic evidence could back Pistorius’ version of the events. Prosecutors still have “everything to do” to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius, whatever his previous actions, intentionally killed his girlfriend on Feb. 14, 2013, according to former prosecutor du Toit, who has over 20 years’ experience in South Africa’s criminal justice system. “The ballistic and forensic evidence is going to be crucial in that regard,” he said. There are questions Pistorius needs to answer, though. Stipp, the doctor on the scene, said that Pistorius at one point went back upstairs to the area where he shot Steenkamp while she lay dying or dead on the floor downstairs— an unusual reaction. Stipp couldn’t testify to what Pistorius was doing. And the most recent witness to take the stand, a security guard, added to the suspicions by recounting a call he made to Pistorius after gunshots were reported by neighbours. Pistorius told him everything was “fine,” the guard testified. The athlete then called him back moments later but didn’t speak and cried before the call ended, the guard said. Pieter Baba said he told a fellow guard: “Everything was not in order as Mr. Pistorius was telling me.”

Biden accuses Venezuela of using armed vigilantes against protesters BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden calls Venezuela’s situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using “armed vigilantes” against peaceful protesters and accusing it of “concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories” about the United States. Biden’s remarks, issued in writing to a Chilean newspaper in response to questions, drew an angry rebuke from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “We reject their aggression,” President Maduro told supporters at a rally the socialist-led government held at the presidential palace. “They were defeated in the OAS and now they want revenge.” The U.S. had strongly objected to a declaration of solidarity for Venezuela issued by the Organization of American States on Friday night. Washington said the declaration contradicted the OAS charter, in part, by stressing non-intervention in Venezuela over guaranteeing that human rights and free speech are respected there. Twenty-nine states voted in favour of Friday night’s declaration with only the United States, Canada and Panama objecting. “The situation in Venezuela reminds me of previous eras, when strongmen governed through violence and oppression; and human



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CAIRO, Egypt — A United Nations spokesman says tens of thousands of people have fled fighting in North and South Darfur in the last 10 days. Chris Cycmanick, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Darfur, said Sunday that based on numbers of new arrivals at refugee camps nearby, humanitarian groups estimated there are 20,000 people displaced by fighting in South Darfur. Separately, the U.N. estimates that tens of thousands of people fled violence in North Darfur. Peacekeepers have been unable operate in either area. Bloodshed has gripped Darfur since 2003 when rebels took up arms against the government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination and neglect. The African Union-United Nations mediator for Darfur completed talks on Saturday with the leaders of two of Darfur’s rebel groups, seeking a solution to the conflict.

U.S. skydiver, pilot hurt after mid-air accident leads to crash MULBERRY, Fla. — A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver’s parachute, send-

rights, hyperinflation, scarcity, and grinding poverty wrought havoc on the people of the hemisphere,” Biden told El Mercurio. “The situation in Venezuela is alarming,” he wrote. “Confronting peaceful protesters with force and in some cases with armed vigilantes; limiting the freedoms of press and assembly necessary for legitimate political debate; demonizing and arresting political opponents; and dramatically tightening restrictions on the media” is not what Washington expects from a signatory to international human rights treaties. Rather than engaging the opposition in a “genuine dialogue,” Biden added, “Maduro has thus far tried to distract his people from the profound issues at stake in Venezuela by concocting totally false and outlandish conspiracy theories about the United States.” Maduro claims student-led protests that ignited Feb. 12, mostly peaceful but including almost daily street clashes with security forces, are an attempt by the extreme right to overthrow him. The demonstrations have been joined mostly by middle-class Venezuelans fed up with inflation that reached 56 per cent last year, chronic shortages of some food staples, and one of the world’s highest murder rates. But some poorer Venezuelans, students in particular, are taking part. The government says 21 people have died. On Sunday afternoon in eastern Caracas, about 100 demonstrators threw rocks at police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon.

ing both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Florida, with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries. Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Eleazer says 87-year-old pilot Shannon Trembley was doing takeoff and landing manoeuvrs Saturday in his Cessna at the South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry. On his third landing pass, the wing of his plane became entangled in the strings of 49-year-old Gainesville skydiver John Frost’s parachute about 75 feet (22.5 metres) above the ground. Frost was flung to the ground, and Trembley’s plan nose-dived to the surface as well. Eleazer says neither sustained serious injury, but went to the hospital. Frost was treated and released. Trembley was held for observation.

Off-duty officer among 3 men killed in shooting at Ohio nightclub; police searching for gunman FREMONT, Ohio — Police say a gunman opened fire inside a northern Ohio nightclub, killing an off-duty police officer and two other men and wounding a fourth. Authorities say the shooting happened early Sunday at the Last Call Bar in Fremont. No arrest has been made, and detectives are working to identify the gunman. Fremont police Chief Tim Wiersma says the shooter had been in the bar for some time and may have fought with another patron “when things went horribly wrong.”

Despite a growing body of evidence to the contrary, Maduro on Sunday denied that armed paramilitary supporters of the government have employed violence against protesters. “The only violent armed groups in the street are those of the right,” he told the crowd. In a statement issued by the presidency, Maduro also said the opposition was “receiving financing from the United States” to undermine “a solid democracy that has had the popular backing in 18 elections over 15 years.” He offered no evidence. The statement said Venezuela was nevertheless interested in renewing“ full diplomatic relations with the United States based on ”mutual respect“ and ”non-intervention.“ The two nations have been without ambassadors since 2010 and Venezuela has expelled eight U.S. diplomats in the past 13 months for alleged meddling. The hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro was Venezuela’s foreign minister before Chavez named him vice-president. He narrowly won the presidency last April in an election that followed Chavez’s death by barely a month. Biden and Maduro are both scheduled to attend Tuesday’s swearing-in of Michelle Bachelet as Chile’s president. Bachelet, who was also Chile’s president in 2006-10, recently said her administration will support Maduro’s government and the Venezuelan people so they can “search for the democratic means to social peace.”

He identified the dead as 26-year-old Elmore police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, 28-yearold bartender Ramiro Sanchez and 25-year-old customer Daniel Ramirez. A fourth man, 25-year-old Ramiro Arreola was taken to a Toledo hospital in critical condition.

British yachtsman attempting to circumnavigate globe is rescued by Chile’s navy SANTIAGO, Chile — A British yachtsman who was trying to sail by himself non-stop around the world has been rescued by Chile’s navy. The 54-year-old Andrew Halcrow was forced to give up his second attempt to circumnavigate the globe after the mast on his yacht broke in a storm west of Cape Horn. A Chilean naval helicopter flew him to the city of Punta Arenas on Sunday. Halcrow made an emergency call Saturday 8 when the propulsion system on his yacht the “Elsi Arrub” failed, leaving him stranded in the Cabo Pilar area about 240 miles west of Punta Arenas. He thanked the Chilean navy on Sunday and said he’s in good health.

Jamaica police report uptick in drug seizures on flights from Curacao KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police say they are foiling a rising number of attempts

to smuggle drugs to and from the southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. Transnational crime police at Kingston’s international airport said Sunday that three alleged drug mules have been arrested after arriving on a flight from Curacao. The two Jamaican men and one Guyanese man allegedly expelled scores of pellets of cocaine after being stopped for security screening last week. Days before, a 24-year-old Jamaican woman who allegedly ingested 32 pellets of cocaine was arrested at the same airport after disembarking from a Curacao flight. Several Jamaicans have also been arrested trying to smuggle marijuana to Curacao on recent flights from Kingston, including a 48-year-old man who allegedly ingested three pounds (1.3 kilograms) of pot.

San Francisco-bound Japan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Honolulu HONOLULU — A Japan Airlines flight bound for San Francisco carrying more than 170 people made an emergency landing at the Honolulu International Airport. The airport manager’s office says that the jetliner landed without incident around 1 p.m. Saturday. Airlines spokesman Yang Jian says the Boeing 787 had cockpit indicators showing engine trouble and made the emergency landing in Honolulu. Jian says none of the 160 passengers and 11 crew members was injured.

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HOROSCOPES Monday, March 10 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Carrie Underwood, 31; Olivia Wilde, 30; Jon Hamm, 43 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Nostalgia and melancholia kick in as the Moon travels in its own home, Cancer. It forms a beautiful alliance with taskmaster Saturn and with imaginative Neptune. We harness nurturing energy through meaningful and spiritual insights. We can fulfil our innermost needs by tapping into righteousness and by increasing our awareness towards sensitivity. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you will have your share of fun this year, guaranteed! You may feel, at times, that you are dreaming with your eyes wide open and that there is no limitation to what you do this year. Being in touch with your higher self, this will allow you to open up your creative, more artsy side. Invite love into your heart and let it do its magic! ARIES (March 21-April 19): The drive and desire for a change is catapulted at you. That desire is expressed through the need to implement some creativity and imagination into your life. Even if it’s just fantasy or fiction, it suits you for the time being. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your attitude might be vacillating now making you more susceptible getting in contact with the wrong kind of individual. Use your good common sense to assess the people that enter into your life now and to know which ones are really worth your time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have a better idea about your fundamental needs which is a combination of your considerate side and your thoroughness. Stick to your habitual routine and don’t be afraid to show your humbler side. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your perception is very acute at this point. You are feeling perhaps more of a visionary person right now, able to tap into your higher consciousness. You have a perfect understanding of what makes you tick. Let your creative juices flow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use this day’s energy to tap into your spirituality and you’ll discover some answers that come almost subconsciously to you. The signs that you receive now may be indirect clues to what really makes you


Dogs usually bark if they are bored, afraid, or anxious, and owners can help with all of those things. Lori Weise, founder and owner of the rescue, teaches the rescue’s 17 to bark on command. thing about it. I don’t want a battle here. I just want to sleep at night,” Garrett said. Many municipalities post online instructions on filing complaints or petitions. Garrett has completed paperwork, but even if a citation is issued, “it’s no guarantee the barking will stop,” said Tami Crawford, executive director of the Valley Oak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which the city contracts to provide animal control services. “It’s a tough problem,” Crawford said. “It takes co-operation on both sides of the fence, and sometimes neighbours can’t do that.” Lori Weise, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue in South Gate, a city just south of Los Angeles, knows barking can be an adoption deal-breaker. So, she’s training her rescue’s 17 dogs to bark and go silent on command. It’s important, because simple feuds can quickly escalate to violence: — In December, a Detroit man was accused of killing a neighbour who complained about his dog’s barking. He’s facing murder and firearms charges. — Last April, an Oregon father reportedly paid his 30-year-old son $500 to shoot and kill a neighbour’s barking Lab. The father pleaded no contest, and the son pleaded guilty.

emotionally more secure. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can feel your crowd’s vibe. You known unconsciously just how much should be said and where to stop. Others will appreciate your sense ASTRO of timing and DOYNA your thoughtful quality. It’s not always easy taking on the role of a mediator when everyone’s got a mind of their own. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be



tempted to take the shortcut today. Advance but don’t leave important details behind as they might catch up with you later on. It is in your best interest to evaluate your basic needs and your necessities from a realistic point of view. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may find yourself in a situation that will offer you the much sought-after freedom from a financial co-dependency. A fortunate opportunity might be knocking at your door offering you the ability to change for the better. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will find the right amount of willpower to let go of something that no longer serves its purpose. Being fully aware of your innermost feelings will enable you to grasp the source for your personal fulfilment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are finally feeling in control of your life. The universe is sending you lots of

cosmic support which suggest that all planets are working in your benefit today. Take advantage of this marvellous force while you are walking on solid ground. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may come to the realization that sometimes when we offer our attention and care towards others it may be much more fulfilling on a personal level. Make yourself available and let others in your space. You will both experience a win-win situation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let yourself be entirely yourself today. Don’t be afraid to be more daring and bold about what you want. Fun and pleasurable activities should be undoubtedly on your agenda for today. Go ahead, be wild. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.


LOS ANGELES — Many neighbourhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking dogs, but animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn’t be blamed for fights that involve their masters. Incessant barking has stirred neighbourhood violence and bred an industry of shock and sound devices decried as hurtful by some but hailed as solutions by their makers. Ultimately, owners need to take responsibility for devoting enough time to pet care, experts say. They urge people to get to the root of the problem before boredom, anxiety or fear turn into shredded bedspreads, puddles in the house or escape attempts. Make sure bored animals get plenty of exercise and find out what’s upsetting them — maybe it’s just a car’s backfire. “Barking definitely affects people’s lives,” said Sgt. Dustin Delridge, an officer for the Missoula, Montana, Police Department who deals with quality-of-life issues, such as barking. By the time he gets involved, bad feelings usually are brewing. Sometimes solutions are as simple as moving a kennel to the other side of a yard or asking an owner to keep a dog inside. “Most of the time, we can come up with a solution,” he said. “Once in a while, we can’t make anybody happy.” So far, that includes Gary Garrett, who’s losing sleep as three Rottweilers howl through the night in his neighbourhood in Visalia, about 200 miles (320 kilometres) north of Los Angeles. He says the sound penetrates his walls like “blow horns or subwoofers.” He visited his neighbour when it started six months ago, and she told him to get earplugs. Garrett is also upset with animal control and the city. Animal control needs to hear the barking to take action, but he says representatives come during the day and the barking happens at night. His neighbours “are being inconsiderate and the city is not doing any-

Dear Annie: I switched doctors six spend quite a bit of time and money years ago - and my world fell apart. buying, ordering, wrapping and mailing My new doctor insisted on all kinds of presents. We never receive a thank-you new tests, and I’m glad she did. Simple note, even when we include a self-adblood and urine tests let me know that dressed envelope. there was a good possibility my kidneys We know you’ve addressed this issue weren’t functioning well. many times. We don’t want to stop sendI didn’t know that there are rarely ing presents altogether. Should we send any symptoms until the kidneys are a check and stop spending so much enfailing. I didn’t know that one in three ergy on gifts? Should we discuss it with American adults is at risk for kidney dis- the parents, even though we suspect ease. I didn’t know that high blood pres- that would create problems? - Frustratsure and diabetes are two of the leading ed Grandparents causes of this disease. But I learned Dear Frustrated: It’s perfectly OK to quickly that early detection and proper call the parents (and any grandchild) to treatment can slow its progress. ask whether your gift was received, sayI learned so much in the ing you worried it was lost following months: why I need en route. Young children to watch my weight, why regneed to be taught to thank ular exercise helps and why those who are kind enough I need to make sure my high to remember them with gifts, blood pressure is under conand you can try to instill this, trol. I’ve been able to maineven though it is really the tain the same degree of kidparents’ job. And if it would ney function since being dimake you feel less put out agnosed, but not without lots to send a check, we doubt of information and changes they would mind. But also in my lifestyle. suggest to the grandchildren March is National Kidney that they acknowledge gifts Month. March 13th is World via email or text. It may not Kidney Day. Won’t you help be as proper as a handwritMITCHELL me join the National Kidney ten note, but it is certainly & SUGAR Foundation in urging Ameribetter than nothing, and you cans to learn about the risk are more likely to get a refactors and simple blood and sponse. urine tests for kidney disDear Annie: I think ease? There are many free “Grandpa in South Dakota” kidney health screenings around the could teach his voracious reader of a country. The National Kidney Founda- grandson cursive writing himself. I have tion at provides information heard of schools that have Cursive Clubs about these screenings and about stay- because it is no longer taught. It would ing healthy. Thank you. - Gail Rae-Gar- be a fun project to do with a grandchild. wood, Glendale, Ariz. - I Would Dear Gail Rae-Garwood: Thank you so Dear Would: An excellent idea. much for sharing your story. We hope Schools have only so many hours in a our readers will take your advice and day and cannot cover everything. We check for screenings in their area or are sorry to see cursive go, but we undiscuss their kidney health with their derstand why and think it’s a great idea personal physicians. We are sure your to learn these skills outside of school. letter will help many. Bless you. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Dear Annie: We are in our late 60s. Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime ediWe have four children, and between tors of the Ann Landers column. Please them, there are 10 grandchildren, ages email your questions to anniesmailbox@ 2-15. They all live far away, so we don’t, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, get to see them often. c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, HerFor Christmas and birthdays, we mosa Beach, CA 90254.

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March 10, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer Advocate, March 10, 2014  

March 10, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate