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Murder suspect arrested BY ADVOCATE STAFF Police in Vancouver have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the first-degree murder of a Red Deer man. The body of Lloyd Robert Sarson, 25, was found inside a vehicle in a back alley in the Eastview subdivision in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2013. Red Deer City RCMP allege that Sarson, who did not have a permanent address, died of a gunshot

wound as a result of a targeted attack. A week after the shooting, police began searching across Western Canada for a 17-year-old suspect believed to have gang connections in the four Western provinces. Investigators felt their suspect may have had fled to B.C., said Red Deer RCMP Cpl. Sarah Knelsen in a press statement released on Tuesday. A cash reward was offered on Jan. 1 of this year for information leading to the location and arrest of the suspect.

On March 13, Vancouver Police and RCMP acting on a tip located the suspect in a Vancouver apartment and arrested him, along with a second suspect wanted in Winnipeg for the second-degree murder of Nigel Dixon on April 14, 2013. Both suspects have been returned to their respective jurisdictions, where they are in custody awaiting court proceedings. Although they are now 18, their names are withheld because they were youths at the times of the alleged murders.

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Prince Albert Raider Brendan Guhle sends Red Deer Rebel Mason McCarty to the ice during firstperiod action at the Centrium on Tuesday. The Raiders defeated the Rebels 5-3 in the tie-breaker to end Red Deer’s season and claim the final playoff spot in the WHL’s Eastern Conference. See related story on page B4.

When dealing with a tragedy, sometimes the littlest things make a big difference. Ghislane Moreault — whose husband Eric Cote, 46, died when they were involved in a multi-car pileup on Hwy 2 — has experienced a lot of caring over the last week since their tragic story came to light. Moreault, 44, and her two daughters Patricia, 11, and Marilou, eight, have received donations of all kinds, from money to vehicles to a freezer full of food. “I really can’t believe it, it’s unbelievable,” she said. The story of the Cotes goes beyond Eric’s death. Moreault and the two girls all suffer from a hereditary disease called neurofibromatosis Type 1. Benign tumours form in the skin and throughout the body, including the eyes, brain, spine, in muscles and over nerves.

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Michener offered families peace of mind RELATIVES SAFE, WELL CARED FOR AT FACILITY Michener Centre: The Closing Doors is a special Red Deer Advocate series by reporters Susan Zielinski and Myles Fish about the centre for persons with developmental disabilities. They examine its controversial past, debated present and unclear future. BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Freedom is an unlikely word to spring to mind to describe Michener Centre. After all, the former institution, originally called the Home for Mental Defectives, was where developmentally disabled children and youth were housed in 1923. But the quiet, park-like setting of Michener, with

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MICHENER: A ‘win, win, win’ for families David was born with Fragile X syndrome and functioned at the level of a three-and-a-half-year-old. He was a loner, which meant he just wanted to watch activities from a distance. “He loved watching trucks, buses, traffic ... wave at truck drivers, and then walk back when he got bored. “David was very aware of everything around him. He reminds me of one of those brooding eagles. The guys that sit up top and watch the world go by.” Musical recordings, the kind that ended with a big round of applause and cheering, brought out David’s play- Bill Lough fulness. “He never listened to the whole thing. He would listen to the very end when the singer had the big crescendo and then he would take a deep bow and say ‘Thank you very much.’ David liked the accolades very much,” his brother said with a laugh. David Lough died in 2009 when he was 57. ‘(DONALD) “I do not believe David GOT THE BEST would have had any better life outside Michener. I defend CARE FOR Michener for that. He had any SOMEONE opportunity put in front of him IN HIS that he wanted and he was He was happy. He led a SITUATION. safe. good life,” said Lough, Society AND IT WAS of Parents and Friends of MiCentre president and A WIN FOR chener outspoken critic of the RedMY PARENTS ford government’s plans to close down all residences at BECAUSE this year except for THEY KNEW Michener its group homes. David went to live at MiTHEIR SON chener Centre in 1984 when WAS BEING he was about 30 and his explosive fits were becoming unLOOKED AFTER. AND manageable. “When you have a 12-yearIT WAS A old kid at home you can hanthem. When you have a WIN FOR HIS dle 220-pound individual at home SIBLINGS — in a white rage, that’s a differmatter. THERE’S FIVE ent“David lived in a rage for OF US. IT WAS the first six to eight years of life. My mother could not A MIRACLE his go out of the house because AND IT WAS if someone different came in he would blow up. So she was A RELIEF confined in an apartment at TO HAVE A that time, in Montreal.” Lough said their mother, PLACE LIKE who is 95, has never regretted MICHENER taking David to Michener. In most cases, parents did THAT WOULD not abandon their loved ones LOOK AFTER at Michener. It was a place THEIR SON they knew their child was well cared for and the Society of AND TAKE Parents and Friends of MiTHAT WORRY chener Centre members have to take their reOFF OF THEM.’ continued sponsibility for children very — ROBERT FAULDER seriously, he said. The society created the BROTHER OF DONALD FAULDER very first group home in Red Deer located outside Michener. It established Camp L.G. Barnes at Gull Lake to accommodate people with developmental disabilities. And the members fundraised to build the Michener Curling Rink. Robert Faulder, 50, of Calgary, said Michener provided excellent service for his brother Donald, known as Donny to staff. Donald Faulder, born in 1965, suffered severe brain damage from a high fever when he was an infant. He was also physically disabled and lived at Michener for 41 years until his death in 2012. Their father, George Faulder, former president of the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre, always said Michener was a “win, win, win” for his family. “(Donald) got the best care for someone in his situation. And it was a win for my parents because

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ABOVE: Bill Lough and his brother David, left, take a stroll at Michener Centre in 2000. RIGHT: Former Michener resident Carol Kitch poses for a photo while visiting Deep Cove, North Vancouver, in 2002. they knew their son was being looked after. And it was a win for his siblings — there’s five of us. It was a miracle and it was a relief to have a place like Michener that would look after their son and take that worry off of them,” Robert Faulder said. Bill Kitch, 56, of Vancouver, said when his sister Carol Kitch, 54, left Michener about 15 years ago and moved into a group home in Red Deer, her life changed for the better. “She just seemed to flourish, getting out of that institutional lifestyle and into somewhere she had a little more freedom,” Kitch said. His sister, who functions at the level of a five-yearold and was born without physical disabilities, went to live at Michener when she was about 10. He said his family would regularly take her home to Edmonton for holidays and when they brought her back, she would always cry and cry. Initially he believed Michener was a safe place for her but he also had his doubts, partly because Carol underwent involuntary sterilization while living at Michener. “It makes me wonder was she crying because she was going back to a bad situation or was she crying because she didn’t feel like she was going home.” Now Carol looks forward to returning to her group home after time away, he said. “The biggest difference is the group home feels like her home whereas Michener never felt like her home,” Kitch said. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com Coming Thursday: Examining government reports related to Michener over the years.

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1954 — Parents of residents at the Provincial Training School (Michener Centre) organize and raise funds to purchase television sets for residences. Through the years, they buy sports equipment, outdoor furniture, physiotherapy equipment a bus, and more. 1955 — Parent-School Organization, eventually renamed the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Centre, purchases nine lots at Gull Lake and erects an old building from the Provincial Training School as a summer camp for residents. The camp is called the Dr. Randall R. MacLean Cottage after Alberta’s minister of health at the time. 1960s — Parents fund the construction of a curling rink on the grounds of the Provincial Training School. Staff and vocational trainees from the school donate labour to build the rink that officially opens in 1964. 1967 — Parents sponsor the construction of the Centennial Special railway at the Provincial Training School to mark Canada’s 100th birthday. A gas-powered engine and three passenger cars, which hold about 20 passengers each, run

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on a loop of track less than a mile long. An abandoned railroad station is donated and added. 1969 — Parents purchase a house in West Park that becomes one of the province’s first group homes. It is operated by Michener Centre. 1980s — Parents secure a grant for the Gull Lake camp and begin construction of a new year-round lodge. 1982 — The camp is renamed Camp L.G. Barnes after Lem Barnes, a member of the parents society, for his many contributions to the camp. 2000 — Camp L.G. Barnes is awarded the Silver Premier’s Award of Excellence. 2011 — A cabin to support individuals with complex needs opens at Camp L.G. Barnes. 2013 — Parents group and Michener supporters campaign against the announced closure of Michener Centre. Twentytwo members of the parents group sign on as plaintiffs for judicial review of closure to be heard in 2014.

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AS THEY DECIDE WHETHER TO QUIT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s house leader says two rookie backbench MLAs openly challenging her will be left alone for now. “Those two members will make their decisions (on whether to quit Redford’s caucus) in a timely fashion, and I’ll respect those decisions,” Robin Campbell told reporters Tuesday. Campbell said while he would prefer critical comments from dissidents like Steve Young and Matt Jeneroux be kept in-house in caucus, they all respect free speech. “Everybody has opinions, and the great thing about our caucus is that there is a diverse group of people around the table,” he said. “We all represent our ridings and our constituencies (and) we all have different ideas about how government should function.” Campbell said conflicting views are common to all governments. “There are always members that aren’t happy with the premier. There’s always members that have different views, and that’s just part of caucus.” Should other MLAs now feel free to be openly critical of Redford? “I wouldn’t,” said Campbell. But can they? “It’s a free country,” he replied. Redford has been struggling in recent days to quell a caucus revolt stemming from her lavish

travel spending and accusations she is an angry, abusive boss. In the last week, Tory MLAs Len Webber and Donna Kennedy-Glans have quit caucus, citing Redford’s leadership as the main concern. At least 10 more Progressive Conservative MLAs have met to discuss whether they, too, should cross the floor. That’s a figure that would put Redford’s majority in the legislature dangerously close to a minority. The 10 include Edmonton MLAs Jeneroux and Young. Young was appointed to cabinet by Redford in December, then turfed before he could even be sworn in over decade-old concerns of an internal investigation into his work as an Edmonton city police officer. Last month, he criticized Redford for spending $45,000 to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral. He said he is still talking to constituents and advisers about whether to sit as an Independent. When asked if leaving caucus is a real option, he said, “The Magna Carta tells us that leaving caucus is always an option.” Jeneroux said he is going to take the upcoming two-week constituency break to touch base with his constituents to decide his best course of action. “Any decision I make really has to reflect what’s best for Edmonton South West and my 50,000 constituents out there,” said Jeneroux. “To me, that’s more important

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than my personal thoughts. My personal thoughts obviously weigh into it, but that’s how I’m feeling right now.” The allegations against Redford have translated into low poll numbers, with PC MLAs criticizing not just her, but each other, on Twitter. On the weekend, party officials met with Redford behind closed doors in Calgary to discuss the problems. They emerged to say the party would deliver to Redford a new “work plan” to quell concerns about her leadership. Neither party president Jim McCormick nor Redford have divulged details of the work plan. In Calgary, McCormick told reporters it is still a work in progress, but said it would include a blueprint for better communication. “From the party’s perspective we’re not looking at a capital-W, capital-P work plan. It’s a work plan that’s really a summary of a lot of different things that we’ll be discussing with the leader,” McCormick said Tuesday. He said he would be meeting with Redford sometime this week to hash things out further. Opposition critics have pounced on the plan, saying it shows Redford is now beholden not to Albertans but to the secret agenda of the PC party. They have also gleefully labelled Redford Canada’s only premier in need of “adult supervision.”

BANFF — Officials at Banff National Park say the first bear of spring could be a sign that Alberta’s long, cold winter may finally be on its way out. Banff resource officer Mike Grande says the 225-kilogram male grizzly was slowly making its way through deep snow when it was spotted by a rail crew a couple of days ago about 15 kilometres west of the Banff town site. He says the animal still had plenty of winter fat, and, despite the heavy snow, was probably lured out of hibernation by warmer weather after months of belowaverage temperatures. “We had that warmer weather. If it had been a little bit cooler when he first poked his head out, then maybe he would have stayed in a little bit longer,” said Grande. “In terms of an emergence, this is about as early as it normally happens. That’s not a bad sign for sure.” Grande estimates the bear bedded down in late December. Since bears can usually live off their fat stores for four or five months, this one was in pretty good shape

after snoozing for only three months. The usual time to emerge from the den is early April. Female bears with cubs usually don’t risk venturing out until early May. There are only a handful of older male grizzlies in the park and this one probably headed out looking for familiar feeding grounds, Grande suggested. “He may have checked a few avalanche paths looking for animals that may have been caught up in an avalanche ... and there’s a higher chance of that happening this year,” he said. “Then he probably would have gone straight for the valley bottom and the rail line. There’s a grain spill that happens over the course of the time he’s been denning as well as rail kill.” Grande said most people don’t realize that grizzlies are omnivores, meaning they’ll eat both plants and animals, and only about 15 per cent of their diet comes from meat. The grizzly sighting is a reminder to the public that it’s once again bear season in the park and care must be taken, he said.

Alberta Liberals say flood PR contract Five people related to each other awarded to Conservative party insider charged in identity theft ring EDMONTON — The Alberta Liberals are asking questions about a contract awarded to a public relations firm after the massive floods in southern Alberta last summer. The Liberals say that a freedom of information request has revealed the $240,000 contract was award to a company headed by a Conservative campaign strategist. The contract involved helping with communication during the flood and the recovery effort.

Liberal Leader Raj Sherman says the government’s public affairs bureau should have been able to handle that job. During question period, Deputy Premier Dave Hancock came to the defence of the company, saying it moved quickly “to help Albertans who were in need and to make sure Albertans who were under stress understood the government was there and would work with them.” Part of the firm’s job was to provide weekly activity reports, the Liberals say they will ask to see those reports.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Five people from the same family are facing at least 114 charges related to identity theft over an 18-month period. Police say personal information stolen from more than 15 vehicles in Calgary, Banff and Invermere, B.C., was used to apply online for Home Depot credit cards. The credit cards were used to purchase gift certificates at various store locations in Alberta and one in British

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TRAGEDY: Account set up at Treasury Branch It can cause learning disabilities and other physical ailments like scoliosis. There is no cure. They were on their way to Calgary for a doctor’s appointment for Marilou’s scoliosis on March 7 when the crash happened. Due to a number of medical circumstances with Eric over the past decade that kept him from working, and disputes with insurance companies and the Workers’ Compensation Board, they lost their house last year and spent the summer living at a campground. They are now in low-income housing in Red Deer. On the weekend, a group of local businessmen who want to remain anonymous bought Moreault a 2013 Ford Explorer with the help of Legacy Ford in Ponoka. There is also an account at the Alberta Treasury Branch (account No. 712-00265716300) where people have been donating money and web page not yet launched will help make donating easier.

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Eric Cote, 46, right, sits with his family, from left, Marilou, 8, Ghislane, and Patricia, 11. Cote was killed in a multi-car pileup on the Hwy 2 on March 6 between Carstairs and Didsbury. “Money would be the only thing that we need now, because she won’t be unable to work so we’ve got to secure her and her family down the road,” said Michel Cote, Moreault’s brother-in-law. One of the big goals is to come up with a long-term solution to their housing situation.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOOD CONCESSION SERVICES

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is an invitation by The City of Red Deer to submit non-binding proposals for the provision of exclusive Food and Beverage Vending Service, including supply, installation, operation and maintenance of vending machines (the “Service”) at multiple locations within the municipality of Red Deer, Alberta. The selected proponent will be requested to enter into negotiations for an agreement with The City for the provision of Service for a three (3) year period commencing July 1, 2014 with an option to renew for four (4) years in two (2) year increments. The resulting agreement will be subject to express limitations of exclusivity, as further described herein. A site visit to determine any building limitations or restrictions may be scheduled by contacting Deb Comfort, Neighbourhood Facilities Supervisor by email at deb.comfort@reddeer.ca for Recreation Facilities and James Christie, Environmental Technologist by email at james.christie@reddeer.ca for Civic Facilities. The deadline for submissions is April 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. MST. For full Request for Proposals document, please visit www. purchasingconnection.ca. 46862C19,20

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is an invitation by The City of Red Deer to submit non-binding proposals for the provision of Food Concession Services at the Red Deer Arena, Kinsmen Community Arenas, and the G.H. Dawe Community Centre. The selected proponents will be requested to enter into negotiations for an exclusive operator license agreement with The City of Red Deer for the provisions of the services at one or more of the facilities for a three (3) year period starting July 1, 2014 with an option to renew for a further two (2) years in one (1) year increments. The mandatory pre-proposal site visits are scheduled for March 21, 2014 at 8:30 am MST starting at the Kinsmen Community Arenas located at 5 McIntosh Avenue, Red Deer, AB. Interested vendors are asked to register their attendance by phoning the Recreation, Parks and Culture Department at 403309-8417 by March 20, 2014 at 4 pm MST. Inquiries can also be emailed to purchasing@reddeer.ca. For full Request for Proposals document, please visit www.purchasingconnection.ca.

Columbia. The gift cards were then sold online at a discounted price. Home Depot brought the suspicious activity to the attention of police. Investigators have estimated the identity fraud at $56,000. Charged are Jennifer Marie Shepherd, 27; Andrew James Shepherd, 32; Carol Lee Shepherd, 52; Darcy Frederick Shepherd, 50; and Sarah Annie Savoie, 30. The accused are all from Calgary and face court appearances later this month.

Red Deer businessman Craig Howes, who happened upon the fatal collision and held Eric as he died, brought a freezer full of food prepared by his neighbour over to the Cotes on the weekend. “My neighbour’s cooking can make anybody feel better. It’s like the best cooking on Earth.” He has also rallied together a large group of his friends, businessmen in Red Deer and Calgary, as they focus in on the family’s long-term financial stability with a few different plans in the works. “(The web page) will globalize the effort and push the story out there for them,” said Howes, who is the president and co-founder of Go Tire inc. “They’re going to need help and support on an ongoing basis. “(Sustainability) is the imperative component. Their health is a situational thing, it’s not that they have control of it and they’re now in a spot where the major breadwinner is no longer there and there’s three survivors left with massive health care needs that, in some cases, components of health care are not covered.” Howe’s efforts and impact on the family has not gone unnoticed. “I have no words for what he is doing,” said Cote. “And the fact he was with Eric in the last minute when he passed away, and he told him that (Moreault and the kids) were safe and it was OK to go. He had his last breath and went in peace.” jaldrich@reddeeradvocate.com

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Quebec falls in PM’s favour When all is said and done there are, so far, more good than bad omens for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in the entrails of the Quebec election campaign. On the sovereignty front, polls suggest that there is more smoke than fire to the notion of a third Quebec referendum. At this juncture, Premier Pauline Marois’ campaign is at CHANTAL risk of choking HÉBERT on the smoke that its own sovereigntist rhetoric has generated. And then, for all of Quebec’s reputation as a progressive heartland, and in spite of its embrace of the NDP in the

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last federal election, this campaign is essentially playing out on conservative-friendly themes. That starts with the star recruits of the campaign: Pierre Karl Péladeau for the Parti Québécois and Gaétan Barrette for the Liberals. Each would play a leading role in a government made up by his party and each would bring to the table views that are more mainstream within federal Conservative circles than they have traditionally been in Quebec. PKP has taken on more unions than almost any other Canadian captain of industry, locking out his own employees on more than a dozen occasions. As president of the province’s medical specialists association and as a 2012 candidate for the Coalition Avenir Québec, Barrette has been an advocate of a greater private sector role in health care. But the tilt to the right goes beyond a handful of personalities. On the economy: In government after April 7, the Liberals and the PQ

would similarly pursue an austerity agenda. That reflects their common desire to woo support away from the rightleaning Coalition Avenir Québec in this campaign, but also the significant influence of ratings agencies on government budgets. The PQ — even as it craves a winning referendum — has found since its arrival in government that it cannot ignore the markets that finance the province’s debt. On energy: After two PQ years the province’s policies are more, and not less, in line with the Conservative agenda. Under the PQ, the Quebec government has taken a stake in oil exploration on island of Anticosti. It has softened its rhetoric on the development of a more comprehensive Canadian pipeline network. Under either a re-elected PQ government or a Liberal one, Quebec would keep the door open to a westto-east pipeline to link the Alberta oil-

sands to the refineries of Eastern Canada and essentially insist on the same environmental safeguards. Trade: When Marois came to power there were predictions that her victory spelled doom for Harper’s trade initiative with the European Union. That did not come to pass. A more recent trade agreement with South Korea did not elicit a peep on the Quebec campaign trail. As opposed to Ontario, Quebec is no longer deeply invested in the automobile industry. Finally, if the ongoing decline in support for the CAQ translates into serious losses on voting day, the result could make a run in federal politics more attractive to some of its leading members than a marginal life in the national assembly or outside of politics altogether. On the morning after April 7, Harper may have his best shot at assembling a solid Quebec team in a decade. Chantal Hébert is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

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Horse hunt has no basis in fact Another cull season has come to an end for Alberta’s wild horse population. Unfortunately, the danger is not over for them, as they remain under the Stray Animals Act. Next year in February, right before foaling season, they will once more be under attack as a result of antiquated management policies and inaccurate, out-of-date ecological “studies” the ESRD and the pro-cull supporters cling to as a means of defending this annual trapping. As a voting Alberta citizen, I believe it is not only my right but my duty to address this travesty of justice being committed against an animal that represents a huge part of Alberta’s history. These horses date back hundreds of years, and may even have DNA linking them to the original Spanish bloodlines that roamed this landscape when this country was first being settled. They also represent the horses that worked to settle this land. There are accounts of how the early North West Mounted Police had to abandon their regular horses for these stoic mountain ponies as their own mounts were not hardy enough to handle the terrain. We are also told of how these horses were used, again because of their natural hardiness and resistance to illness, to carry soldiers and pull wagons and artillery and pack food during the Boer War and the First World War. And yet there are people out there, including some RCMP, who refuse to recognize these animals and choose to believe that it is OK to carry on with the mismanaged policies and practices that have been in existence for far too many years. I would like to take a moment to have the reader consider some other practices that for years were considered acceptable, but that modern humanity would consider completely unacceptable and inhumane: ● For years, it was perfectly acceptable and in fact expected that anyone of any wealth and society would own slaves. Human beings who because of the colour of their skin were considered not even human. They were considered livestock that could be bought and sold on a whim, and treated with no respect. ● Until very recently, women were considered property of their husband or father. They had no rights to vote or contribute to society and were absolutely considered substandard to men. ● There was a period in history when it was acceptable and encouraged for man to wipe out entire buffalo herds and leave them to rot on the plains, in an attempt to starve the plains Indians and gain control of them as a people. ● For years the Canadian government had in practice a residential school system and it was perfectly acceptable to remove Inuit and aboriginal children from their homes and families to send them to boarding schools, where they were to be stripped of as much of their tradition as possible and assimilated into a the white man’s “civilized” world. I think if you really read and digest the examples above, you may begin to understand just how uncivilized all of these beliefs really were, yet at the time were perfectly acceptable and, worse, these practices were expected. This is what I ask this government to consider now with the wild horses of Alberta. As a result of a steering committee that is stacked with land users who, with the exception of WHOAS, all have an economic stake in seeing the horses removed or at least dwindled to a state of extinction, the ESRD continues to wear blinders with respect to alternative, more humane methods of management. The ESRD refuses to even acknowledge current, up-to-date and relevant studies that show management of these herds may not even be required at this point. Every member, other than WHOAS, sitting on this steering committee stands to gain economically from the horses being removed from the Crown land west of Sundre. This committee was formed as a tactic to blow smoke in the eyes of Alberta citizens, people our government has been elected to represent, not control. It is my opinion and the opinion of thousands of voting Albertans that this committee is nothing more than a good ol’ boys club, reminiscent of the of

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the good ol’ days when a black man knew his place, and a woman was kept barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. As an Albertan and a voting citizen, with as much right to the decision regarding the fate of these horses as any Albertan, I am calling for a moratorium of the annual cull until proper studies can be conducted by qualified scientists, biologists and veterinarians to determine if management is even required. If management is scientifically proven necessary, then it is also imperative that we explore alternative, more humane methods of management. I am also calling for the dissolution of the feral horse advisory committee as it stands because, with the exception of WHOAS, it is nothing more than a collusion of pro-cull supporters, set up to appease the general public into believing that proper research was done and proper care was taken in decisions made regarding the horses. I trust you will agree that serious attention is required to change the current status of these horses in order to save them from future extinction, and to provide them with the protected status they have earned and that they more than deserve. G.C. Charrois Sundre

What happened to Ralph’s dream? When Ralph Klein left office, Alberta had a balanced budget and was debt free. Now, a few short years later, Albertans are saddled with debt of $17 billion, thanks to Fast Eddie and Alice in Wonderland. Ralph also put laws in place whereby our finances couldn’t get screwed up too badly even if the Liberals get in. Well, Alison Redford, the Liberals didn’t get in! Or did they? Lloyd Wongstedt Red Deer

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Elections Act of Canada — that is the sum total of the consultation process. And as for the evidence suggesting change? Member of Parliament Brad Butt claimed he saw identification cards being stolen from mail receptacles in apartment blocks. One week later, he stood up in the House of Commons and said he misspoke: he did not personally see these cards being stolen. What does misspoke mean? Whatever it means, Butt was subsequently commended for his words by the prime minister and rewarded by Poilievre by being placed on the parliamentary committee that oversees the final wording of the new act. Further evidence comes from the Neufeld Report, a report written by the former Chief Electoral Officer, Harry Neufeld. According to Neufeld, who spoke on Evan Soloman’s program The House on March 15, Poilievre misinterpreted passages from his report to justify claims that changes are needed in the Fair Elections Act. The changes to the election process as proposed by Poilievre are ominous. Slowly and undoubtedly, this government is changing the face of Canada. Whether it is this new legislation, the muzzling of our scientists, the new surveillance state we now have under the stewardship of CSIS and CSEC, the lack of transparency, the loss of funding for social programs and to municipalities, the abandonment of Kyoto and environmental standards, or the abandonment of the Law Commission and the Charter Challenge Program, the list goes on ad nauseam. This list supports Stephen Harper’s previous claim in his political career (CCPA Monitor March 2014): “You won’t recognize Canada when I get through with it.” Clearly this is foreboding. If the government is allowed to continue in this manner after the next election, the Orwellian world into which we will descend will indeed be bleak. There are not many Canadians who would welcome jack boots and brown shirts, and a Ministry of Truth instead of a Ministry for Democratic Reform. The irony presented in the title of this legislation (Fair Elections Act) and in the ministry of its origin (Democratic Reform) alarms me a great deal, as it should many Canadians. Legislation such as this mocks our democratic rights and institutions. Scarier still is the knowledge that our government regularly consults corporations and business more than it consults its citizens, whose rights and liberties it is elected to protect. We live with a government run like a business, and a government run for business. If we continue to blindly and unquestioningly lap up the government’s talking points, and believe its claim that the economy is fine and the unemployment rate is down, and all that matters is the economy simply because they say so, then we deserve the fate we have succumbed to — like lemmings. Larry Melnychuk Red Deer

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May 9 declared a day of honour for Afghan veterans BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The last Canadian soldiers to leave Afghanistan arrived home Tuesday to tears, hugs from family and friends and a pledge from Stephen Harper that May 9 will be set aside to honour their contributions and sacrifices. “On that day, Canada will recognize those who fought, remember those who fell and salute all who contributed,� the prime minister said as he welcomed home the last 93 soldiers. “We will stand together and honour the strength of our men and women in uniform, we will honour the strength of the Canadian families who faced heartwrenching loss, (and) we will honour the strength of our communities that supported them.� For some in the welcoming crowd, the homecoming had a sombre note. Gail and Mark Freeman, whose son, Pte. Michael Freeman, was killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 26, 2008, drove to the morning ceremony from Peterborough. “We just want to be here to support them,� Gail Freeman said as she fought back tears. “We lost our son in 2008 and we never got to go to a homecoming this way, and we wanted to make sure that we were here today.� “We’re really grateful for them. We still feel that we’re part of their family as well as they’re still part of ours, too.� The final contingent of troops from Afghanistan flew in to Ottawa aboard a C-17 transport plane, escorted by a pair of CF-18 fighter jets. The soldiers filed off the plane to a receiving line that included Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Gen. Tom Lawson, the chief of the defence staff. They then moved into a cavernous hangar to hugs and kisses from loved ones and a hearty greeting

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from Johnston, who praised them as “ambassadors, peacekeepers, protectors and rebuilders of civil society.� The Canadians formally lowered their flag in Kabul last week, marking the end of a mission that began with the deployment of a handful of special forces soldiers in late 2001. Since then, thousands of Canadian soldiers rotated through Afghanistan in what Harper called “the longest active military engagement in Canadian history.� They fought pitched battles against the Taliban and braved the ever-present threat of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, while trying to build schools, roads and other infrastructure in the perilous southern province of Kandahar. In addition to the 158 members of the Canadian military who died in Afghanistan since 2002, a Canadian diplomat, a journalist and two civilian contractors were also killed. Following the end of the combat mission in 2011, a contingent of Canadian soldiers were assigned to the capital city of Kabul to assist in training members of the Afghan military. As they arrived, many of the soldiers and their families were already reflecting on the mission and their hopes for what it will eventually mean for the future of Afghanistan. Brig.-Gen. Todd Balfe, who spent the last 10 months in the Afghan capital, said he was confident that Afghanistan is strong enough now to turn back a Taliban resurgence. “Five years ago there were only a few thousand Afghan national security forces,� said Balfe, his wife Chantal and their two boys, Jake and Nick, glued to his side. “Today there are 352,000 members of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. That’s remarkable . . . and tens of thousands of them were trained by Canadians.�

Federal changes preventing medical marijuana growing unconstitutional: lawyer BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — As many as 98 children of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton will be eligible to split a $4.9 million compensation fund. The federal and B.C. governments and the City of Vancouver announced the money amounts to $50,000 each. The three parties say the compensation offer is intended to provide the children with a chance to enhance their education, housing or other circumstances as they progress with their lives. The fund for the children was part of the recommendations from the Missing Womens’ Commission of Inquiry. B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton says she hopes the families will find some solace in the fact the government is responding to the recommendations in advancing safety of vulnerable women. Pickton was convicted of second-degree murder for the deaths of six women, but the DNA or remains of 33 women were found on his Port Coquitlam, B.C., pig farm.

Reports of fireball in sky over Maritimes likely meteorite: professor HALIFAX — A physics professor at Dalhousie University says a bright fireball seen streaking across the northern skies of the Maritimes and Quebec earlier today was likely a meteorite. Jim Drummond says what are typically called shooting stars are actually meteorites that are heating up as they burst through the Earth’s atmosphere. Drummond says it’s a fairly common occurrence and those that are seen can be as small as a pea, depending upon what they are made of and how they come through the atmosphere. Rick Parker, who lives on Mattatall Lake near Wentworth, N.S., says he woke up just before 5 a.m. and saw a bright fireball light up the sky. He says he only got a brief view before the object fell toward the northern horizon.

Judge won’t hear evidence on previous crimes of accused former priest IQALUIT, Nunavut — A northern judge won’t consider the previous convictions of a former priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children. Justice Robert Kilpatrick has ruled that he won’t allow eight convictions against Eric Dejaeger to stand as evidence in his current trial on 68 counts of abusing dozens of Inuit children more than 30 years ago. Crown lawyers had argued that Dejaeger raised the issue of his character during his testimony.

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OTTAWA — Jim Flaherty is leaving the federal cabinet after more than eight years as finance minister to prepare for a return to the private sector, saying the move is unrelated to his recent health problems. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to name his replacement Wednesday. Flaherty, who delivered his final budget last month, said he made the decision with his family earlier this year. “As I begin another chapter in my life, I leave feeling fulfilled with what we have accomplished as a government and a country during one of the most challenging economic periods in our country’s history,� he said in a statement. An official in the Prime Minister’s Office said Flaherty would be retaining — at least for now — his seat in the House of Commons, meaning he remains an MP for the time being. Flaherty is among Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, appointed to the key economic post when the Conservative government first came to power in 2006. He managed the country’s economy through one of its worst economic crises in 2008-2009, running up large deficits but leaving the books virtually balanced after his Feb. 11 budget. Speculation about Flaherty’s future has risen in recent years after he acknowledged suffering from a rare skin condition, requiring him to take medication that led to weight gain and apparent fatigue in public appearances. His long farewell message to Canadians, delivered unexpectedly on a government website, listed accomplishments such as cooling the housing market and introducing tax-free savings accounts. But he also made special mention of his policies

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SAYS ECONOMY UNDERSHOOTING IN Q1, SLOW GROWTH NEW NORM BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — The loonie fell sharply Tuesday after Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz delivered a gloomy speech saying slow economic growth is probably the new norm, requiring central bankers to keep interest rates low during a long period of stagnation. “The global economy may not be just suffering through a hangover from the financial

crisis,” he said in a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. “There are other, longer-term forces at work as well.” He said some analysts have suggested the country may be facing a long period of weak economic growth. “One specific consequence would be that even extraordinarily low policy interest rates could prove to be less stimulative than in normal circumstances,” Poloz said. Soon after he spoke, the

Canadian dollar tumbled twothirds of a cent against the U.S. dollar, dropping below the 90-cent mark. The loonie ended the day down 0.68 of a cent at 89.79 cents U.S. After his speech, Poloz said the recent weakness in the loonie hasn’t had much of an impact on Canadian exports, which tend to benefit from a slide in the dollar. “To date, I’ve not seen anything that suggests we’ve actually had a reaction to that,”

he told a news conference. “It’s early days ... It’s not expected to be the big thing that causes our trade performance to change. I think the big thing is the U.S. recovery.” As well, the governor said he wouldn’t rule out lowering rates even more if economic performance continued to lag. “No, I cannot,” he told reporters. “Given the risk that we have identified and the way those risks are expected to play out,

we think interest rates are at the right place ... If the balance of risks were to shift ... then we would need to reconsider that balance of risks and our position on it.” The Bank of Canada’s policy interest rate has been at one per cent since September 2010. Poloz noted the baby boom generation — in Canada and around the developed world — is entering retirement age.

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A Subway restaurant, an IDA Pharmacy, a medical clinic, dental office and a Re/Max Real Estate office make up the tenants in one of the buildings in a new Penhold development. Two other commercial buildings are being constructed nearby, including one that will be occupied by a supermarket.

Commercial landscape changing in Penhold NEW BUSINESSES OPENING AS BUILDINGS COMPLETED BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Penhold’s commercial landscape is changing quickly. Penhold Pharmacy opened for business on Monday, following on the heals of a Subway restaurant and a Re/Max Real Estate office in the same 8,000-square-foot building. A medical clinic and a dental clinic are expected to arrive on the scene in April, said pharmacist Steven Busse, who developed the building. Nearby, work is progressing on a 16,000-square-foot building that will house a new grocery store. “We should be open by the end of May,” said Gerry Knebel, who owns the existing First Choice Family Foods in Penhold as well as Blackfalds Family Foods.

“We’ve got it all enclosed and heated, and the floor is all poured, so now it’s just a matter of working inside.” Knebel plans to lease out about 3,000 square feet of the building, and has already struck a deal for a financial institution to operate an agency branch in a third of that space. “We’re in negotiations with a restaurant for our other two spots,” he said. Also going up in the area is an 8,750-square-foot commercial building. Delbert Shultz, a partner with KevRan Developments of Red Deer — the general contractor and a joint venture partner in the project — said the building will have four lease bays. Negotiations with prospective tenants for two are underway, he confirmed. “They’ll be ready for leasehold

A Red Deer company is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a move into Saskatchewan. Pumps & Pressure Inc. announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired the assets of Panther Wash Equipment Ltd., a Saskatoon company that sells and maintains high-pressure wash equipment and accessories. The financial terms the deal, which closed March 15, were not disclosed. A release issued by Pumps & Pressure president and founder Jack Tremain said Panther’s staff will remain with the business. That includes former owner Kelly Wilkinson, who will serve as Pumps & Pressure’s branch manager in Saskatoon. Tremain said the purchase is beneficial for both operations, with Pumps & Pressure gaining additional

products. “This acquisition complements our offerings, as we currently manufacture self-serve wash equipment and fluid-handling bench tanks,” said Tremain, adding that the company also sells commercial vehicle wash equipment, pressure washers, air compressors and other products. “Our intent is to continue to supply and service the car wash industry, as well as individual wash bays, as Panther has for over 25 years.” Founded in 1984, Pumps & Pressure manufactures, sells and services a variety of equipment, including air compressors, pressure washers, car washes, hydraulics and pumps. In addition to its Red Deer headquarters, it has branch offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Leduc, Langley, B.C. and Brandon, Man.

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improvements in probably two months.” Busse, who is a partner in Sylvan Lake Pharmacy, is splitting his time between Penhold and Sylvan Lake. But he’s hired a full-time pharmacist for the new pharmacy. The dental clinic will be operated by Isaac Day and Jacob Day of Innisfail’s Day Dental, said Busse. The names of the doctors who will practise there are still to be released. Penhold has experienced rapid residential growth in recent years, and Shultz thinks the town’s current commercial boom will bring more. “Once this gets going, I can see the town really expanding from here.” hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Whitecap Resources buys Imperial assets Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. has struck an $855-million deal to purchase Imperial Oil Ltd. oil- and gas-producing assets in Alberta and British Columbia — including some near Rocky Mountain House. The sale, which is expected to close in May, includes land and equipment in the Ferrier and Willesden Green area near Rocky. A gas plant and battery at Ferrier are among the assets. Whitecap is re-selling some of the gas production and related facilities that it’s buying to Keyera Corp. for $113-million. With the proceeds of that sale, and an estimated $50 million purchase price adjustment on the Imperial Oil deal, Whitecap anticipates its net cost to be about $692 million. The affected assets produced about 15,000 oilequivalent barrels per day in 2013, with production split evenly between oil and gas.

Buying hot stocks not always the best choice This week the Advocate introduces Wealth Watch, a column that addresses financial and retirement planning issues. It is written by Derek Fuchs, a wealth adviser with ScotiaMcLeod in Red Deer, and a certified financial planner, financial management adviser and fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Wealth Watch will appear in the Advocate’s Business Section the first and third Wednesday of each month. “Derek, everyone at work is talking about a ‘hot stock’ — should I invest in it too?” When a stock or fund adDEREK vances to record highs and becomes the centre of media FUCHS attention, many investors are eager to buy in right away. It’s not always the wisest choice, however. Many outperforming investments have growth that ends up levelling off or declining, causing many who invested too late in the cycle to sell at a loss. In other cases, the rumour

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around an investment proves to be just that, rumour, and it eventually comes falling back to earth. So before you chase down that hot stock with a fistful of dollars in your hand, take a minute and consider these points carefully. Buy high, sell low? When you chase performance, you’re hoping to buy high and sell higher (as opposed to the usual mantra of buy low, sell high). But you’re taking a chance that this hot investment has more upside than another stock or fund attractively priced with solid fundamentals and growth potential. Is this how I usually invest? Unfortunately, the desire to make a sizable profit in the short term usually occurs without regard to how the stock or fund aligns with your investment objectives. For example, an investor with a conservative growth portfolio who starts pursuing hot funds might stray to a risk level beyond their comfort zone and inappropriate for their goals or time horizon. Hot or not? In some cases, hot stocks end up falling because sudden investor activity drove the price to unsustainable heights, and ultimately the underlying investment couldn’t meet the lofty expectations of investors.

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Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

An outperforming mutual fund may also fall due to increased investor activity, a condition called “asset bloat.” An example is when a fund manager capitalized on a type of market opportunity that is limited in scope, and can no longer find enough of those opportunities when suddenly faced with massive amounts of assets to invest. In short, investors keep investing in his fund but he can no longer find the same opportunities. The perils of market timing. Whether it’s a stock or fund, your investment can experience a loss simply because of bad timing. You got in too late, when the security had peaked. This can particularly be true with niche investments — such as natural resources, real estate and emerging markets — which are more volatile and can swing sharply. A history lesson in chasing returns. There is good reason why investment fund companies must use the disclaimer, “Past returns are not indicative of future results.” Here are some examples of chasing performance that do not include years of broad market downturns:

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PERFORMANCE: Diversify to boost exposure to top performers ● If you chased after BRIC equities that returned 64.3 per cent in 2009, the index tracking the performance of Brazil, Russia, India and China would have given you a 2010 return of 4.1 per cent. ● If you invested in Canadian small companies (small caps) after their 2006 return of 16.7 per cent, you would have had a 2.0 per cent return in 2007. ● If you bought Canadian information technology because it gained 53.5 per cent in 2009, you would have experienced a 2010 return of 4.7 per cent. My final thoughts? By diversifying your portfolio across asset classes, geographic regions, investment styles, economic sectors and market capitalization, you increase your exposure to potential top performers while minimizing the effect of underperforming securities. You can still add individual securities in the pursuit of higher returns, but you should always have an eye on evaluating the merits of the investment and its suitability to your portfolio — without chasing after a hot stock or fund. Happy investing! Derek Fuchs can be contacted at derek.fuchs@scotiamcleod.com.

GROWTH: Money not going into investments that stimulate economy What is making the situation worse in terms of growth, says Poloz, is that boomers in the developed world have been putting their money into real estate rather than investments that can stimulate the economy. Real estate assets in Canada accounted for 40 per cent of total wealth in 2012, he pointed out, as opposed to only 32 per cent in 1999. “Now that that (demographic) bulge begins its inevitable exit from the workforce, that upward movement (in the economy) gets reversed,” Poloz told reporters. “It’s just to say that potential output for the world, and indeed for Canada, is not some mechanical straight line. It is something that gradually moves around because of these fundamental changes.” Poloz said the first months of this year have shown less growth than he expected. “We will not be alone in this, that’s for certain — nor are the forces really Canadian, they’re global.” he said after his speech. However, Poloz said he still believes growth will be above the so-called two per cent potential and approach 2.5 per cent in both 2014 and 2015 — as the Bank of Canada said in its January forecast. But he has left some room to trim that forecast in next month’s monetary policy report, noting that some indicators are suggesting the first quarter ending March 31 may be weaker than expected. “Although we continue to expect above-trend growth in Canada this year and next, the recent data suggest that the first quarter will be on the soft side,” Poloz said in his speech.

Report says Energy East not the boon for refiners it’s cracked up to be THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The proposed Energy East pipeline won’t be the boon to Eastern Canadian refineries that supporters claim because the vast majority of the oil in it would be bound for export markets, environmental groups argued in a report released Tuesday. The $12-billion project would likely use the lion’s share of its 1.1 million barrel per day capacity to send unrefined oilsands crude to markets like India, Europe and possibly the United States, says the report, penned by The Council of Canadians, Ecology Action Centre, Environmental Defence and Equiterre. The pipeline would run 4,600 kilometres from Alberta to Saint John, N.B., using repurposed pipe already in the ground for roughly two thirds of the way. The company planning to build it, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), aims to file a formal regulatory application this summer and has been engaging with communities along the route in an effort to build support. Backers in industry and government have said Energy East will help ailing refineries in the East — reliant on high-cost crude from abroad — by connecting them with a stable, lowcost supply from Western Canada. The proposal also includes export terminals in Quebec and Saint John, N.B., from which some of the oil can be sent overseas by tanker, getting producers a better price. The report Tuesday said the three refineries along the Energy East route — Suncor Energy’s (TSX:SU) in Montreal, Valero’s near Quebec City and Irving’s in Saint John, N.B. — have a com-

bined capacity of 672,000 barrels per day. Of that, the groups figure 550,000 barrels per day can come from elsewhere — offshore crude in Atlantic Canada, booming U.S. shale resources and, eventually, via Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) recently approved reversed Line 9 pipeline between southwestern Ontario and Montreal. That leaves just 122,000 barrels per day of refining capacity that can be served by Energy East, the report said. “It’s very frustrating to watch a company trying to convince Canadians that they should accept these massive risks based on some perceived benefit that they may receive. When you dig into it, you find that it’s an empty promise,” said Adam Scott, with Environmental Defence. “It’s just not true that Eastern Canada’s going to benefit in the way that TransCanada’s saying they are. And when you look and see that this is a project about putting vast quantities of oil onto tankers and shipping them out of the country, people who are convinced that ’this is going to mean more local jobs for me’ are going to be very disappointed.” A common lament in the pipeline debate is the loss of “value-added,” high-paying jobs in cases where the crude is being sent abroad, rather than kept in Canada to be processed into more valuable products. It’s on those grounds that the federal NDP has expressed a preference for Energy East over Keystone XL, another TransCanada proposal to send oilsands crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast. But the report Tuesday, and a separate one by the Pembina Institute last month, would appear to cast doubt on that view.

Farmers, be proud! One of the common questions among new acquaintances, after the obligatory weather discussion, is, “What do you do?” It’s usually an effective way to keep conversation going. For too long, producers have often been known to answer that query with “I’m JUST a farmer.” While it’s OK to be humble, one of the speakers at the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) forums this year urged farmers instead to see such a question as an opportunity to show pride in their industry. Greg Johnson is able to tell people his occupation is tornado hunter. He jokes that this allows him to puff up his chest, because of the “cool factor” that comes with such an intriguing DIANNE label. FINSTAD Storm-chasing is his passion. His message to farmers was not to downplay what’s obviously their own passion — producing food. He encouraged them to be bold and positive about their career choice, and the impact of their life’s work on people around the world. It’s a message I saw resonate across the country, as I travelled with the FCC forum tour for several stops. Whether that was a sod grower in New Brunswick or a feedlot operator in Lethbridge, the challenge was an important reminder after a long, cold winter. Being positive about the profession is more than just a feel good technique to get you out the door with more enthusiasm in the morning. (Although it certainly helps with that!) It’s also critical for the future. Image and consumer views about those who raise their food count, both at the grocery till and in attracting newcomers to the business. FCC has become known for providing inspiration to the farming community in its learning programs. But the organization, led by outgoing CEO Greg Stewart, became concerned when its survey found farmers’ perceptions of their own industry were even lower than the general public’s. So FCC launched the Agriculture More Than Ever initiative to help shift the industry mindset. It was not designed to be an FCC campaign; rather, the farm lender served as a catalyst for the movement. “Creating a positive dialogue about agriculture” was a frontline objective. Those are trendy words, but in reality, that’s what Ag More than Ever is actually doing. Lyndon Carlson is the senior VP of marketing for FCC. He says now, with nearly two years under its belt, the effort has over 250 partners signed on to be part of the initiative. That includes, not surprisingly, producer associa-

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tions and provincial government ag departments. But then the swath widens. “The partnership is so broad,” commented Carlson. “It goes from a one-site retail ag supply outlet to a global multinational corporation. We’ve got every shape and size, and I think that’s really going to be powerful for sustainability.” It looks like the industry was ready for such a spark. “We needed to say, ‘It’s OK to talk about agriculture with passion,’” added Carlson. “I just think maybe we just opened the door a little bit and people said ‘Yeah, I’ll go through that door.’ So we’re really pleased to see this kind of momentum.” The Ag More Than Ever message is spotted on bale wraps by the side of the road, on T-shirts picked up at farm trade shows, on Twitter and Facebook with the Ag Proud banner attached to messages. And some of the best work is on the www.agriculturemorethanever.ca website. There is a wealth of resource information, but also a great library of real farmer stories that make for motivational watching. The visibility and awareness of agriculture as a “go to” business is growing. Sure, better economics have helped propel the message. But it was still a movement that needed to be made. So now that there is motion, where to next? Carlson says there’s no slowing down efforts to get the industry active, but the biggest request Ag More than Ever gets concerns how to reach the general public more quickly. That’s the same general public that is now skeptical, gluten-free, anti-GMO and often unrealistic in its animal expectations. It’s a big job, but Carlson points out that while that may be the next chapter at some point for Ag More than Ever, it’s an opportunity at farmers’ fingertips right now. That’s what the newly coined term “agvocate” is all about, describing farmers who take the initiative as individuals to speak up. That might be chatting with their doctor, or their children’s teacher, or the shopper next to them at the meat counter to see if their fact base on food is sound. Dr. Cami Ryan of the University of Saskatchewan told the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business session that farmers today are considered “agriintellectuals.” They are the experts because they’re the ones with the firsthand knowledge of what they do. They carry a lot of weight because they’re the real deal and they care, so people will listen. Changing minds isn’t easy, and might only be done one or two at a time. But it may be JUST the thing for a farmer to do. Dianne Finstad is a veteran broadcaster and reporter who has covered agricultural news in Central Alberta for more than 30 years. From the Field appears monthly in the Advocate.

High Arctic has 20% jump in dividend High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) has announced a 20 per cent increase in its monthly dividend, to 1.5 cents per share, effective April 14. “The increase in the dividend rewards our shareholders for the strong financial results of 2013 and reflects our expectations for a solid 2014,” said Michael Binnion, chairman of the Red Deer-based company’s board of directors. High Arctic released its 2013 financial results last Friday. These showed a four per cent increase in revenues, to $152.7 million from $146.2 million in 2012. Net earnings were $24.6 million, down 15 per cent from $28.8

million the previous year; and earnings per basic share slipped to 51 cents from 62 cents. For the final quarter of 2013, the company’s revenues were up slightly from the same threemonth period in 2012, to $38.7 million from $38.6 million. Net earnings rose eight per cent to $6.4 million from $5.9 million, while earnings per share were 13 cent, unchanged from the three months ended Dec. 31, 2012. “High Arctic posted another strong performance in 2013, led by our continued growth on PNG (Papua New Guinea),” said Dennis Sykora, High Arctic’s CEO, in a release.

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Gamehost profits unchanged Gamehost Inc. (TSX:GH) has reported 2013 profits of $21.5 million, unchanged from the previous year. The company, which is based in Red Deer County and owns casinos and other properties in Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Calgary, had operating revenues of $77.6 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, up from $76.6 million for the same period a year earlier. Earnings per share for the year were 87 cents, down from 92 cents. For the final quarter of 2013, Gamehost generated revenues of $19.8 million, the same as the last three months of 2012; and profits of $5.4 million, as compared with $5.9 million a year earlier. Its per-share earnings for the quarter were 22 cents, down from 24 cents. A release issued by Gamehost pointed to cold temperatures and heavy snowfall as factors that hurt its performance at the close of 2013.

First-time home buyers budget rises to $316,000 Bank of Montreal report on first-time home buyers says the average budget has increased to

$316,100. That’s up nearly six per cent from an average of $300,000 in last year’s report on first-time home buyers. The BMO study says a sample of prospective buyers in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary had even higher budgets for their first home. About one-third (30 per cent) of the 513 Canadians interviewed online for the study said they expected assistance

“We are excited by the opportunities ahead in PNG with the country’s first LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility scheduled to come on stream this year.” The release noted that High Arctic’s growth in revenue during 2013 was driven by increased activity in Papua New Guinea, mainly due to a second active drilling rig there operating for a longer period, and having a larger fleet of rental equipment. High Arctic provides specialized oilfield equipment and services. It has operations throughout Western Canada and in Papua New Guinea.

from parents or family. Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) said they have made cuts to their lifestyle to save for their first home. Pollara conducted the online interviews for BMO between Jan. 24 and March 6.

Trade negotiators turn to Japan With a trade deal with South Korea just concluded, Canadian negotiators are turning their attention to another big Asian prize — Japan. Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Tuesday

that the fifth round of talks with the world’s third-largest economy will begin Monday and continue all next week. The timing may be coincidental, but Fast joined the two events in a news release, saying last week’s conclusion of talks with South Korea had provided added momentum. Some analysts believe Japan may now be more eager to deal with Canada in that it competes with Korea in the auto sector and will also be looking for a way to eliminate the 6.1 per cent duty Ottawa imposes on auto imports.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 104.77 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 53.31 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.78 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . 10.26 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.18 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.38 Cdn. National Railway . . 63.39 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 173.68 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 40.53 Capital Power Corp . . . . 24.94 Cervus Equipment Corp 23.05 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 49.67 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 49.87 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 30.69 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.42 General Motors Co. . . . . 35.17 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 21.55 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.80 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 46.95 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 67.96 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 39.26 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 12.97 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 50.33 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 101.87 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.66 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 15.81 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.50 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 16.91

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.20 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.76 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 61.42 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.77 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 23.75 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 22.55 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 27.24 First Quantum Minerals . 19.49 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.84 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.76 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.53 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 38.66 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.51 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 23.52 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 29.77 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 36.00 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 61.84 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.05 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 54.17 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 40.58 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.07 Canyon Services Group. 12.62 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.77 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.880 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 22.90 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.66 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 94.71

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 56.90 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.24 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.22 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 50.95 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.78 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.30 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.185 Precision Drilling Corp . . 12.07 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 36.35 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.00 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.04 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.48 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 65.50 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 72.37 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 64.83 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.64 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 36.00 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.09 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.42 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 53.05 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 67.32 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.99 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 43.85 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.41 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 71.90 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 38.35 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.74

Trade deal with South Korea is good for Canadian economy: Poloz BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Canadians should look at the overall affect of a new free trade deal with South Korea rather than judge it by sectors because liberalized trade is generally good for the economy, the governor of the Bank of Canada said Tuesday. Stephen Poloz described free trade agreements as “a win-win situation” for both sides that lead to natural growth in the economy. “Combing through it, just look at the big picture. Liberalized trade is one of those things that kind of allows growth to happen, as opposed to forcing growth to happen, which is what we try to do with other policies in a crisis,” he said in a question-and-answer session with audience members after speaking to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. “So we need to transform into business-led growth, natural growth, as opposed to policy-fuelled growth.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper has touted the deal with South Korea as a major boost for Canadian exporters looking for access to the lucrative Asian marketplace. It marks Canada’s first free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region, which the federal government has targeted as essential for the country’s economic well-being. The biggest winners from the Canadian side will likely be in the agriculture sector, particularly beef and pork, the forest industry and seafood export-

ers, all of whom face stiff tariffs for shipping into the South Korea market of 50 million people. But the domestic auto sector has been critical of the agreement, which will see a 6.1 per cent duty on South Korean exports of Hyundai and Kia vehicles eliminated over two years once it is implemented, making the strongselling brands even more competitive in the Canadian market. Poloz said the cost of cars will not be greatly affected by the deal, while other sectors of the economy will notice larger benefits. Consumers will also save money on imported goods from South Korea, such as televisions, which will give them more money to spend, he said. “It’s the most important part of trade liberalization is that you have more income. “Never mind that you might produce a little less of this or a little more of that. Everybody is richer on both sides of the deal.” Once in force, the agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs between the countries, with South Korea cutting 81.9 per cent of duties upon the first day of the deal coming into effect and Canada removing 76.4 per cent of levies. Some tariffs, particularly in agriculture, will take more than a dozen years be fully phased out. Ottawa says the deal is expected to increase Canadian exports to South Korea by 32 per cent and expand the economy by $1.7 billion.

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher Tuesday amid lessening anxiety over the Crimea crisis after Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country doesn’t want to annex more of Ukraine. He made the comment as he signed a bill to annex Crimea, two days after the territory’s residents, many of whom are Russian speaking, voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine. The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 137.08 points to 14,368.97. The Canadian dollar shed early gains to fall 0.68 of a cent to 89.79 cents US after Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said the economy may miss expectations in the first few months of this year. He added that slower than normal growth may be the new norm for Canada and the world, meaning ultra-low rates could be around longer than thought. The loonie had earlier advanced on data showing that Canadian manufacturing sales rose 1.5 per cent to $50.4 billion in January, the largest gain since February 2013. Western governments, including Canada, have imposed travel bans and asset freezes on people from Russia, Crimea and Ukraine, who are seen as key players in organizing what’s considered an unlawful vote. U.S. indexes advanced with traders also feeling relief that sanctions levied against Russia for its role in the referendum have been targeted specifically against individuals as opposed to wider measures that might disrupt Russian economic activity. The Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 88.97 points to 16,336.19, the Nasdaq moved 53.36 points higher to 4,333.31 and the S&P 500 index rose 13.42 points to 1,872.25. Markets had lost ground at the end of last week ahead of the Crimea vote but those losses are almost made up. Generally, there has been little negative reaction on markets to the crisis after it quickly became apparent that the West wouldn’t respond militarily to the Russian incursion into

Crimea. Traders also looked to Tuesday’s start of a two-day interest rate meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Data out Monday showing U.S. factory production in February rose at its fastest rate in six months reinforced expectations the Fed will go ahead with a third planned reduction of its stimulus, cutting monthly bond purchases by US$10 billion to $55 billion. Consumer staples led TSX advancers with shares in Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) up $1.79 to $86.70. The convenience store owner reported that it had 96 cents per share of diluted earnings, while adjusted diluted net earnings came in at 92 cents. Analysts had forecast 93 cents per share of adjusted earnings and 88 cents per share of net income. Couche-Tard also announced that founder Alain Bouchard is handing off the role of president and chief executive officer to Brian Hannasch, who has been the chief operating officer. Most sectors were higher, with the energy sector up 1.4 per cent as the April crude contract in New York rose $1.62 to US$99.70 a barrel. The metals and mining sector was ahead 1.7 per cent with May copper unchanged at US$2.95 a pound. The TSX gold sector was the only decliner, down about 0.44 per cent as a willingness to take on further risk sent bullion in New York down $13.90 to US$1,359 an ounce. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at close of Tuesday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,368.97, up 137.08 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,038.95, up 4.81 points TSX 60 — 824.29, up 8.22 points Dow — 16,336.19, up 88.97 points S&P 500 — 1,872.25, up 13.42 points Nasdaq — 4,333.31, up 53.36

points Currencies at close: Cdn — 89.79 cents US, down 0.68 of a cent Pound — C$1.8475, up 0.89 of a cent Euro — C$1.5517, up 1.28 of a cent Euro — US$1.3933, up 0.10 of a cent Oil futures: US$99.70 per barrel, up $1.62 (April contract) Gold futures: US$1,359 per oz., down $13.90 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $23.855 oz., down 64 cents $766.94 kg, down $20.57 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,038.95, up 4.81 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 160.65 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: May ’14 $2.30 higher $465.50; July ’14 $2.30 higher $474.60; Nov. ’14 $1.90 higher $490.50; Jan ’15 $1.80 higher $497.40; March ’15 $1.60 higher $504.20; May ’15 $1.40 higher $509.40; July ’15 $1.40 higher $513.90; Nov ’15 $1.40 higher $510.10; Jan. ’16 $1.40 higher $510.10; March ’16 $1.40 higher $510.10. Barley (Western): May ’14 unchanged $128.50; July ’14 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $128.50; March ’15 unchanged $128.50; May ’15 unchanged $128.50; July ’15 unchanged $128.50; Oct. ’15 unchanged $128.50; Dec. ’15 unchanged $128.50; March ’16 unchanged $128.50. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 445,160 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 445,160.

More rail workers needed to solve grain transportation backlog: union BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — A cold winter and a record crop have been blamed for a grain transportation backlog, but a union spokesman says that’s not the whole story. Dave Able with the Teamsters union for engineers says part of the problem is a shortage of manpower at the rail companies. The railways run shorter trains in extremely cold weather so the brakes will work. The CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) has said adding more locomotives would only serve to further slow down the system. But Able says more locomotives could be added if there were sufficient crews to keep freight trains running. Able says CP cut its staff by about 300 people in the West alone and is only starting to call workers back from seasonal winter layoffs. “Our guys are in there working day

in and day out and they’re getting fatigued,” he said. “Everyone needs a reset ... and there’s just not enough people to fill the crews,” he said. Able also said CP has not replaced hundreds of people who retired in the last year. “With the attritions, they let it get down to the bare minimum.” He also blamed recent changes to the way CP manages employees in local areas. He said it’s now less efficient to get crews to where they are needed the most. “They’ve consolidated the manpower and it isn’t as effective.” CP Rail has said trains are hauling more grain than ever before and that the company is doing everything it can to resolve the backlog. Earlier this month, federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the government will impose penalties of $100,000 a day on CP and Canadian National (TSX:CNR) if they fail to meet a standard of moving 11,000 grain cars a week.

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Raiders end Rebels’ season PRINCE ALBERT WINS TIE-BREAKER GAME TO END REBELS CHANCE AT PLAYOFFS

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Raiders 5 Rebels 3 For the Red Deer Rebels, ‘Tie-breaker Tuesday’ was a case of deja vu all over again. With the vast majority of the 5,411 fans at the Enmax Centrium solidly behind them in a must-win game, the Rebels carried a one-goal lead into the third period before surrendering three goals and falling 5-3 to the Prince Albert Raiders. Too many turnovers and too many shots against resulted in yet another Rebels setback on home ice, this time allowing the Raiders to snare the final playoff berth in the WHL Eastern Conference and a quarterfinal date with the Edmonton Oil Kings. “I don’t even know where to start with it because it’s something that we’ve been fighting with all year at home . . . just a lack of urgency,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter. Down 3-2 after 40 minutes, the Raiders got a power-play goal from overage forward and Red Deer native Collin Valcourt 2:21 into the final frame. Just a little over two minutes later, Dakota Conroy, who fed Valcourt on the two-on-one tying goal, potted the eventual winner, his sharp-angle shot from down low squeaking through the pads of Rebels netminder Patrik Bartosak. It was a goal that Bartosak, who was assessed a tripping penalty prior to Valcourt’s marker, would have liked back. But then again, he faced 47 shots and made at least a half dozen sizzling saves. His teammates failed to push back the rest of the way as the Raiders clamped down defensively while allowing just six third-period shots. “When you’re up a goal going into the third you have to make that push,” said Sutter. “Our goalie takes a penalty and we end up getting a power-play goal scored against us. We just got scrambly after that

and never gained any momentum. “Then they (Raiders) get the other one on a bad-angle shot. Patty, though, made some big saves for us.” Raiders forward Jayden Hart opened the scoring on a two-on-two rush 7:08 into the contest. Wyatt Johnson evened the count at 11:52 when he broke down the left wide, cut hard to the net and stepped around netminder Nick McBride, and Evan Polei hauled in a stretch pass from Brooks Maxwell and gave the Rebels their first lead on a breakaway at 7:43 of the middle frame. Reid Gardiner replied for the visitors just over three minutes later, cruising in on a two-on-none break with linemate Hart following a turnover at the Red Deer blueline. “We gave up some odd-man rush goals, a two-on-oh breakaway, a two-on-one,” said Sutter. Rhyse Dieno potted a power-play goal with six minutes remaining in the third, scoring from the edge of the crease after taking a corner pass from Conner Bleackley. But that was it for the Rebels, who were 16-17-0-4 at the Centrium this winter as opposed to 19-16-1-0 on enemy ice. “Mentally, we just weren’t good at home this season,” said Sutter. “We were a much better road team for whatever reason. The one night you want to be your best at home . . . well, it just wasn’t our best game tonight. “Leaving here, that’s the disappointing thing . . . the fact that we weren’t good enough tonight to win and we weren’t good enough throughout the year at home. When you’re a below .500 hockey team (at home) it’s tough to say you’re a playoff team. At the end of the day, that’s the bottom line.” Raiders captain Josh Morrissey, who sealed the deal with an empty-net goal in the final minute, expressed pride in the manner in which his club performed with the game

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Red Deer Rebels Grayson Pawlenchuk and Conner Bleackley collide with their goaltender Patrik Bartosack during a Prince Albert Raider drive to the net by Raider Jayden Hart during first-period action at the Centrium Tuesday. — and the season — on the line. “It was pretty exciting to be in a Game 7, do-or-die type of situation,” said the talented defenceman and member of the Canadian junior team at the 2014 world championship. “I was pretty proud of the way we battled out there. It kind of went back and forth for the first few goals. We had a good start, Red Deer had a good second period and we found a way in the third. We got a power-play goal and some timely saves from our goalie.”

The Raiders were forced into the tie-breaker and an extra seven-hour bus trip when the Rebels — in their final regular-season game — took advantage of a depleted Oil Kings lineup and posted a 5-0 win Sunday at Edmonton. Both clubs came into the contest with 35 victories and 75 points. The Raiders handled the adversity of playing the clutch contest on the road and ended the Rebels’ season. “We could have made some excuses, but we just came in and played our game,” said Morrissey, whose club ap-

peared to be out of the postseason picture as recently as early February. “The way we’ve played the last month or so to reach this point, sort of playing in Game 7 situations . . . I think that experience helped us tonight.” ● The three stars were (1) Conroy, (2) Dieno and (3) Gardiner . . . Rebels forward Aspen Sterzer missed the final two periods after suffering a shoulder separation. Even with a Red Deer victory, his season was over. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com

Canada’s Homan running with leads BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Rachel Homan still hadn’t thrown a final stone for a win at world women’s curling championship Tuesday. At both the Canadian championships, where her team went unbeaten in 13 games, and at this week’s Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, even seeing her Canadian team in a 10th end has been akin to spying an exotic animal in the wild. With their ability to keep the front of the house clear and throw heavy weight shots with accuracy, the Ottawa Curling Club team has been virtually uncatchable when they’ve taken a lead. Their reward is opposing teams conceding before the 10th end, with the exception so far in Saint John a loss to Switzerland on Sunday. Conversely, it was the Canadians shaking hands after eight ends in the face of a four-point deficit. But Homan went through the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the first seven games of the world championship without making a game-winning throw in the 10th. Down 8-3 to Canada, Scotland’s Kerry Barr shook hands after nine ends Tuesday night. The Latvians also conceded after nine ends when they trailed the Cana-

WOMEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS dians 8-4 in the morning draw. Canada capped the two-win day tied for first in the preliminary-round standings at 6-1 with Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson and Switzerland’s Binia Feltscher. “We played well, two solid games by our team,” Homan said. “We’re not playing 100 per cent, but we’re reading the lines and learning the lines when we need to.” Russia’s Anna Sidorova, South Korea’s Ji-sun Kim and China’s Liu Sijia were tied at 5-2. The Scots dropped to 2-5. Allison Pottinger of the United States was 3-4. Germany’s Imogen Oona Lehmann, Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont, Latvia’s Evita Regza and Anna Kubeskova of the Czech Republic were all 1-6. The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin Thursday make the playoffs. Canada faces Germany and South Korea on Wednesday. The only 10th end Homan, vice Emma Miskew, second Alison Kreviazuk and lead Lisa Weagle played in their first four days in Saint John was their opener against Russia. Again, Homan didn’t throw her final stone because Sidorova missed her last draw. Homan, 24, wasn’t worried about being battle-ready for a possible playoff

game later in the week. “I’ve had a lot of white-knuckle games in my life. I’d be OK not throwing my last shot for the rest of the tournament,” Homan said. “If it comes down to it, I’m ready for it. I’ve done it before. I’ve thrown some big shots this week already. Whatever happens, if we keep playing strong, I’m good with what we’re doing.” Weagle is adept at shifting guards away from the front of the house, but not removing them which is not allowed until the fifth rock of the end is thrown. Homan and Miskew are heavy hitters. A Miskew runback double against the Scots completely swung momentum back to Canada. Those skills make Canada ruthlessly efficient when they have the hammer, in both scoring more than one point in an end and avoiding steals by the opposition. Canada scored two on Scotland in the first and third ends with hammer to lead 5-2 at the fifth-end break. They stole a point in the eighth and again in the ninth when the Scots called it a day. “What we do so well when they have last rock is they’re able to take risks, but because we’re as good a team as there is on the planet for being able to

make runbacks and throw heavy weight accurately, we can get out of jail fairly easily if things don’t go well,” Canadian coach Earle Morris said. “And we tick (guards). Those are two weapons we have that the other teams don’t have.” Reigning world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Eve Muirhead didn’t participate in Scottish women’s playdowns to prepare for the Winter Olympic in Sochi last month. Her former junior teammate Kerry Barr is skipping the Scots in Saint John. They weren’t able to generate a deuce with hammer early against Canada. “They’re never going to be a team that’s easy to come back against when you go a couple of shots down, but I think we did a good job of making them play some tricky shots,” Barr said. “I’m not too disheartened. “We knew we were going to have to get a two earlier on in the game, but we just weren’t able to create anything and Rachel and Emma came up with some real good shots.” Miskew outcurled Scottish counterpart Rachel Simms 86 per cent to 56 per cent, but one of her throws had the Canadian skip and third dissolving into a fit of laughter. “I threw one shot out there that I wasn’t really all that close to the broom on my slide out, which isn’t normal,” Miskew explained.

Queens curling team heading to nationals with goal The RDC women’s curling team has a definite goal Jessica Newman, who is a second-year RDC student, heading into the Canadian Colleges Athletic Associa- but in her first season with the curling program. tion championships in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Hamilton believes the toughest aspect of the tour“The veterans on the team finished nament, at least for the rookies, will be getseventh at last year’s nationals (at NAIT) ting used to playing with a time clock and and definitely want to move up from with officials. that,” explained coach Brad Hamilton “The new girls will be a bit overbefore leaving at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. whelmed at first, so it’s up to myself and “Really the women’s side is wide open the veterans on the team to explain what’s and whoever makes the shots can win happening and tell them there’s nothing to this. Fanshawe College (of London, Ont.) worry about,” said Hamilton. won the last two years and will go in as The games will also be 10 ends, which is favourties and I feel if we play well we new after playing eight ends in the ACAC. have a shot at making the playoffs.” RDC placed third in the ACAC playoffs, The top three teams, in the eight-team back of Grant MacEwan and NAIT. The field, make the playoffs. three ACAC teams will face five teams from Two members of the team — skip KaitOntario at the nationals. DANNY lyn Sherrer and third Julie Primrose The Queens open play Wednesday at RODE — return from last year’s team. In fact 2 p.m. (EDT) against Sault Ste. Marie and Sherrer is in her fourth year as women’s clash with Mohawk College of Hamilton in skip. Second Courtney Smith is in her the evening draw. On Thursday they clash first year with the team while Hamilton with Humber College of Etibicoke in the splits lead duties between rookie Taylor Eno and morning and Seneca College of North York in the

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afternoon. On Friday they play three games facing NAIT, Fanshawe and MacEwan. The semifinal and final goes Saturday. ● RDC basketball Kings fifth-year guard Lloyd Strickland made his mark across the country following his brilliant performance in the final of the Canadian Colleges men’s basketball championship in Squamish, B.C. Strickland did everything in his power to lead the Kings to victory, nailing four long-distance threepoint baskets over the final 30 seconds in the Kings 88-86 loss to Langara College of Vancouver. He finished with 34 points. His unprecedented shooting performance went viral after being on deadspin.com. He also did a live interview on CBC sports. Strickland, a native of Stirling, was a first-team all-star at the nationals and was named the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week. Basketball Kings were the Breathing Room team of the week. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

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SCOREBOARD Hockey WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTLSOL GF x-Edmonton 72 50 19 2 1 290 x-Calgary 72 48 17 3 4 287 x-Medicine Hat 72 44 24 3 1 260 x-Regina 72 39 26 4 3 257 x-Swift Current 72 38 25 3 6 248 x-Kootenay 72 39 28 2 3 235 x-Brandon 72 34 29 6 3 271 x-Prince Albert 73 36 32 3 2 248 Red Deer 73 35 33 1 4 217 Moose Jaw 72 21 42 3 6 202 Saskatoon 72 16 51 2 3 207 Lethbridge 72 12 55 2 3 171

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Local Sports GA Pt 179 103 207 103 196 92 247 85 229 85 209 83 269 77 261 77 229 75 283 51 317 37 358 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt x-Kelowna 72 57 11 0 4 310 182 118 x-Portland 72 54 13 2 3 338 207 113 x-Victoria 72 48 20 1 3 238 181 100 x-Seattle 72 41 25 2 4 238 249 88 x-Everett 72 39 23 7 3 218 206 87 x-Spokane 72 40 26 3 3 244 213 86 x-Vancouver 72 32 29 7 4 234 248 75 x-Tri-City 72 29 33 4 6 178 224 68 Prince George 72 27 37 3 5 238 305 62 Kamloops 72 14 53 2 3 175 305 33 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 Tuesday’s results Prince Albert 5 Red Deer 3 Summary Raiders 5, Rebels 3 First Period 1. Prince Albert, Hart 1 (Brooks, Gardiner) 7:08. 2. Red Deer, Johnson 1 (Feser, Dixon) 11:52. Penalties — None. Second Period 3. Red Deer, Polei 1 (Maxwell, Dieno) 7:43. 4. Prince Albert, Gardiner 1 (Hart) 11:01. 5. Red Deer, Dieno 1 (Bleackley) 13:57 (pp). Penalties — Andrlik P.A. (delay of game) 3:54, Lange P.A. (tripping) 13:11. Third Period 6. Prince Albert, Valcourt 1 (Conroy, Draisaitl) 2:21 (pp). 7. Prince Albert, Conroy 1 (Draisaitl, Morrissey) 4:43. 8. Prince Albert, Morrissey 1 (Hart) 19:45 (-EN). Penalties — Bartosak RD (tripping) 1:16, Hart P.A. (hooking) 9:06. Shots on goal Prince Albert 17 14 16 — 47 Red Deer 13 11 6 — 30 Goal — Prince Albert: McBride (W, 12-7-1); Red Deer: Bartosak (L, 33-26-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Prince Albert: 1-1; Red Deer: 1-3. Attendance — 5,411 at Red Deer. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 69 47 17 5 99 Montreal 70 38 25 7 83 Tampa Bay 68 37 24 7 81 Toronto 70 36 26 8 80 Detroit 68 31 24 13 75 Ottawa 68 28 27 13 69 Florida 68 25 35 8 58 Buffalo 69 19 42 8 46 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 68 45 19 4 94 Philadelphia 68 36 25 7 79 N.Y. Rangers 70 37 29 4 78 Columbus 68 35 27 6 76 Washington 70 33 27 10 76 New Jersey 69 29 27 13 71 Carolina 69 30 30 9 69 N.Y. Islanders 70 26 35 9 61

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 68 47 14 7 101 226 152 Colorado 69 44 20 5 93 212 187 Chicago 69 39 15 15 93 233 182 Minnesota 69 36 23 10 82 171 168 Dallas 68 32 25 11 75 194 197 Winnipeg 70 31 30 9 71 194 204 Nashville 69 29 30 10 68 165 206 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 69 45 17 7 97 220 175 San Jose 69 45 17 7 97 214 165 Los Angeles 69 38 25 6 82 168 148 Phoenix 69 33 25 11 77 192 196 Vancouver 71 31 30 10 72 170 194 Calgary 69 28 34 7 63 168 203 Edmonton 70 25 36 9 59 176 225 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Boston 4, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 3 St. Louis 3, Winnipeg 1 Phoenix 4, Los Angeles 3 Tuesday’s Games Boston 4, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 6, N.Y. Islanders 0 Pittsburgh 5, Dallas 1 Carolina 3, Columbus 1 Montreal 6, Colorado 3 N.Y. Rangers 8, Ottawa 4 Detroit 3, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2, OT Calgary 3, Buffalo 1 Edmonton 5, Nashville 1 Washington 3, Anaheim 2 Florida at San Jose, late Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 6 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

Columbus at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s summaries Flames 3, Sabres 1 First Period 1. Buffalo, Stafford 14 (unassisted) 13:22. Penalties — Galiardi Cgy (holding) 16:21. Second Period 2. Calgary, Colborne 8 (Monahan, Brodie) 18:58. Penalties — Stafford Buf (tripping) 7:03. Third Period 3. Calgary, Cammalleri 20 (Butler, Backlund) 9:16. 4. Calgary, Byron 5 (Butler) 13:27 (sh). Penalties — Stajan Cgy (tripping) 11:38. Shots on goal Buffalo 4 5 5 — 14 Calgary 6 11 9 — 26 Goal — Buffalo: Lieuwen (L, 0-1-0); Calgary: Ortio (W, 4-4-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Buffalo: 0-2; Calgary: 0-1. Oilers 5, Predators 1 First Period 1. Edmonton, Gagner 8 (Marincin, Perron) 19:25. Penalties — Ellis Nash (boarding) 0:48, Nash Bench (too many men) 4:26, Fraser Edm (roughing) 11:46, Ference Edm (tripping) 17:07. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 16 (Eberle, Larsen) 8:18 (pp). 3. Edmonton, Hall 23 (Gagner, Ference) 14:48. 4. Nashville, Bourque 6 (Hornqvist, Weber) 18:39. Penalties — Nystrom Nash (tripping) 6:39, Gordon Edm (tripping) 8:29, Fraser Edm (holding) 14:48. Third Period 5. Edmonton, Eberle 22 (Lander, Nugent-Hopkins) 8:38. 6. Edmonton, Eberle 23 (Nugent-Hopkins) 10:01. Penalties — Petry Edm (hooking) 3:16, Del Zotto Nash (interference) 6:38, Clune Nash (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:11, Gazdic Edm (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:11. Shots on goal Nashville 9 14 6 — 29 Edmonton 12 9 9 — 30 Goal — Nashville: Rinne (L, 6-9-1); Edmonton: Fasth (W, 4-2-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Nashville: 0-5; Edmonton: 1-4. Flyers 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT) First Period 1. Chicago, Shaw 17 (Handzus, Sharp) 2:29. 2. Chicago, Keith 4 (Toews, Hossa) 3:51. 3. Philadelphia, Hartnell 17 (Coburn) 5:48. 4. Philadelphia, Hartnell 18 (Giroux, Read) 16:27. Penalties — Raffl Pha (slashing) 7:08, Bollig Chi (tripping) 11:33, Kruger Chi (stick holding) 13:23. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Brookbank Chi (fighting) 3:10, Rinaldo Pha (fighting) 3:10, Hossa Chi (holding) 14:08, Grossmann Pha (holding) 16:42. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Chi Bench (too many men) 0:53, Shaw Chi (tripping) 4:14, MacDonald Pha (high-sticking) 7:20, Bickell Chi (fighting) 13:52, Simmonds Pha (fighting) 13:52, Bickell Chi (slashing) 13:52, Simmonds Pha (slashing) 13:52. Overtime 5. Philadelphia, Giroux 24 (Streit) 4:55. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Chicago 7 11 5 2 — 25 Philadelphia 14 6 14 3 — 37 Goal — Chicago: Raanta (LO, 12-3-4); Philadelphia: Emery (W, 8-9-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Chicago: 0-3; Philadelphia: 0-5. Wild 6, Islanders 0 First Period 1. Minnesota, Moulson 19 (Fontaine, Koivu) 12:23. 2. Minnesota, Spurgeon 4 (Heatley, Niederreiter) 15:57. Penalties — Lee NYI (goaltender interference) 1:17, Prosser Minn (elbowing) 13:28. Second Period 3. Minnesota, Granlund 7 (Pominville, Parise) 16:02. Penalties — None. Third Period 4. Minnesota, Stoner 1 (Koivu) 4:56. 5. Minnesota, Fontaine 13 (Moulson, Koivu) 7:06. 6. Minnesota, Moulson 20 (Cooke, Brodziak) 16:34 (pp). Penalties — Stoner Minn (boarding) 2:48, Granlund Minn (tripping) 11:39, Czuczman NYI (hooking) 15:28, De Haan NYI (interference) 17:37. Shots on goal Minnesota 6 11 5 — 22 NY Islanders 16 8 12 — 36 Goal — Minnesota: Bryzgalov (W, 6-8-6); NY Islanders: Nilsson (L, 3-5-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Minnesota: 1-3; NY Islanders: 0-3. Red Wings 3, Maple Leafs 2 First Period 1. Detroit, Nyquist 18 (Quincey) 12:50. Penalties — Lupul Tor (hooking) 3:40, Tatar Det (slashing) 4:35, Raymond Tor (holding) 16:48. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Gleason Tor (boarding) 3:05, van Riemsdyk Tor (holding) 8:16, Glendening Det (hooking) 14:36. Third Period 2. Detroit, Nyquist 19 (unassisted) 2:06. 3. Toronto, Gardiner 9 (Rielly) 8:24 (pp). 4. Detroit, Alfredsson 15 (Legwand, Kronwall) 17:27. 5. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 27 (Phaneuf, Lupul) 18:47. Penalties — Quincey Det (high-sticking) 6:58, Franzen Det (tripping) 9:58. Shots on goal Toronto 9 12 12 — 33 Detroit 12 12 7 — 31 Goal — Toronto: Reimer (L, 11-10-1); Detroit: Howard (W, 15-16-10). Power plays (goal-chances) — Toronto: 1-4; Detroit: 0-4. Rangers 8, Senators 4 First Period

1. Ottawa, Hoffman 2 (Condra, Methot) 6:57. 2. NY Rangers, Nash 21 (unassisted) 8:02 (sh). 3. Ottawa, Zibanejad 13 (Spezza, Karlsson) 12:44 (pp). Penalties — Hagelin NYR (hooking) 7:05, Smith Ott (high-sticking) 9:55, Pouliot NYR (tripping) 10:48. Second Period 4. NY Rangers, Brassard 14 (Hagelin, Klein) 8:56. 5. NY Rangers, Pouliot 12 (unassisted) 15:48. 6. NY Rangers, Moore 3 (unassisted) 18:44. 7. NY Rangers, McDonagh 12 (Brassard, Girardi) 19:44. Penalties — Ryan Ott (tripping) 6:48. Third Period 8. Ottawa, Michalek 12 (unassisted) 1:27. 9. NY Rangers, Stepan 13 (Zuccarello) 2:40. 10. NY Rangers, Brassard 15 (Zuccarello, St. Louis) 4:45. 11. Ottawa, Ryan 23 (Gryba, MacArthur) 7:11. 12. NY Rangers, Nash 22 (Kreider, Moore) 17:30 (en). Penalties — Karlsson Ott (tripping) 9:13. Shots on goal NY Rangers 9 17 13 — 39 Ottawa 9 16 14 — 39 Goal — NY Rangers: Lundqvist (W, 26-22-4); Ottawa: Lehner (L, 7-13-5). Power plays (goal-chances) — NY Rangers: 0-3; Ottawa: 1-2. Canadiens 6, Avalanche 3 First Period 1. Colorado, MacKinnon 23 (Stastny, Johnson) 18:03. Penalties — Landeskog Col (tripping) 3:24, Vanek Mtl (hooking) 7:23, Weise Mtl (fighting) 14:13, McLeod Col (fighting) 14:13. Second Period 2. Montreal, Vanek 22 (Desharnais) 7:44. 3. Colorado, Talbot 8 (Duchene, McGinn) 9:33. 4. Montreal, Moen 2 (Prust, Weaver) 10:21. Penalties — Pacioretty Mtl (slashing) 5:30. Third Period 5. Montreal, Prust 6 (Markov, Emelin) 3:33. 6. Colorado, McGinn 18 (Duchene, O’Reilly) 10:05. 7. Montreal, Vanek 23 (Pacioretty, Desharnais) 14:45 (pp). 8. Montreal, Vanek 24 (Emelin, Pacioretty) 17:40 (pp). 9. Montreal, Weise 5 (Plekanec) 19:00 (en). Penalties — Subban Mtl (interference) 5:46, Giguere Col (stick holding) 13:17, Hejda Col (tripping) 16:05. Shots on goal Colorado 8 13 7 — 28 Montreal 8 16 12 — 36 Goal — Colorado: Giguere (L, 10-6-0); Montreal: Price (W, 28-17-5). Power plays (goal-chances) — Colorado: 0-3; Montreal: 2-3. Hurricanes 3, Blue Jackets 1 First Period 1. Carolina, Gerbe 15 (Dwyer) 3:41. Penalties — Staal Car (tripping) 0:32, Harrison Car (roughing) 13:05, Umberger Clb (tripping) 13:53. Second Period 2. Carolina, Loktionov 5 (Harrison, Nash) 2:23 (pp). 3. Carolina, Dwyer 7 (Loktionov, Harrison) 17:20. Penalties — Jenner Clb (closing hand on puck) 0:47, Foligno Clb (hooking) 8:20, Dubinsky Clb (boarding) 12:07. Third Period 4. Columbus, Jenner 13 (Johansen, Horton) 19:10. Penalties — Staal Car (cross-checking) 2:45, Johansen Clb (slashing) 6:52. Shots on goal Carolina 5 15 0 — 20 Columbus 11 17 19 — 47 Goal — Carolina: Khudobin (W, 15-10-0); Columbus: Bobrovsky (L, 26-17-4). Power plays (goal-chances) — Carolina: 1-5; Columbus: 0-3. Penguins 5, Stars 1 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Crosby 32 (Adams) 4:17. 2. Dallas, Seguin 31 (Daley) 12:30. 3. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 32 (Stempniak) 15:25. Penalties — Eakin Dal (high-sticking) 1:22, Kunitz Pgh (slashing) 17:51. Second Period 4. Pittsburgh, Stempniak 9 (Kunitz, Crosby) 13:21. Penalties — Vitale Pgh (slashing) 19:31. Third Period 5. Pittsburgh, Crosby 33 (Stempniak, Niskanen) 1:56. 6. Pittsburgh, Sutter 11 (Gibbons, Bortuzzo) 12:47 (sh). Penalties — Garbutt Dal (hooking) 2:10, Dillon Dal (roughing) 2:38, Eakin Dal (goaltender interference) 2:38, Kunitz Pgh (roughing) 2:38, Malkin Pgh (tripping) 10:52, Garbutt Dal (goaltender interference) 13:33, Roussel Dal (misconduct) 18:16. Shots on goal Dallas 8 10 15 — 33 Pittsburgh 12 9 11 — 32 Goal — Dallas: Lehtonen (L, 25-17-10); Pittsburgh: Zatkoff (W, 11-4-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Dallas: 0-3; Pittsburgh: 0-3. Bruins 4, Devils 2 First Period 1. Boston, Bergeron 20 (Smith, Meszaros) 14:33. Penalties — Clowe NJ (fighting) 14:57, Lucic Bos (fighting) 14:57, Hamilton Bos (charging) 18:35, Campbell Bos (delay of game) 19:56. Second Period 2. New Jersey, Elias 16 (Zajac, Ryder) :29 (pp). 3. Boston, Marchand 22 (Bergeron, Chara) 1:23 (sh). 4. Boston, Iginla 26 (Krejci, Krug) 2:22. Penalties — None. Third Period 5. Boston, Kelly 8 (Soderberg, Eriksson) 7:11. 6. New Jersey, Zajac 13 (Gelinas, Jagr) 9:13. Penalties — Hamilton Bos (hooking) 0:52, Gelinas NJ (slashing) 1:38, Greene NJ (hooking) 9:45, Miller Bos (tripping) 19:46. Shots on goal Boston 15 8 8 — 31 New Jersey 5 6 13 — 24 Goal — Boston: Johnson (W, 15-3-1); New Jersey: Brodeur (L, 17-13-4). Power plays (goal-chances) — Boston: 0-2; New Jersey: 1-4. NHL Scoring Leaders Sidney Crosby, Pgh Phil Kessel, Tor Ryan Getzlaf, Ana

G 31 34 29

A 57 39 44

Pts 88 73 73

Curling 2014 World Women’s Curling Championship SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Standings Tuesday following Draw 11 at the 2014 women’s world curling championship, to be held through Sunday at Harbour Station: Country (skip) W L Switzerland (Feltscher) 6 1 Sweden (Sigfridsson) 6 1 Canada (Homan) 6 1 China (Sijia) 5 2 South Korea (Kim) 5 2 Russia (Sidorova) 5 2 U.S. (Pottinger) 3 4 Scotland (Barr) 2 5 Germany (Lehmann) 1 6 Latvia (Regza) 1 6 Czech Republic (Kubeskova) 1 6 Denmark (Dupont) 1 6 Monday’s results Sixth Draw China 8 South Korea 6 Russia 7 Germany 3 Sweden 8 U.S. 5 Switzerland 8 Latvia 2

Seventh Draw Canada 8 Denmark 2 Scotland 6 Czech Republic 4 South Korea 6 Russia 5 (extra end) Sweden 10 Latvia 3 Eighth Draw Canada 9 U.S. 3 China 8 Scotland 7 Germany 8 Czech Republic 5 Switzerland 7 Denmark 3 Tuesday’s results Ninth Draw Canada 8 Latvia 4 Russia 10 Scotland 4 South Korea 8 Czech Republic 5 Sweden 7 Denmark 2 Draw 10 China 9 Latvia 5 Russia 8 U.S. 5 South Korea 9 Switzerland 2 Sweden 11 Germany 4 Draw 11 Czech Republic 8 Denmark 4 Switzerland 8 U.S. 6

Canada 8 Scotland 3 China 6 Germany 4 Wednesday’s games Draw 12, 6:30 a.m. Canada vs. Germany; China vs. Denmark; U.S. vs. Czech Republic; Switzerland vs. Scotland. Draw 13, 11:30 a.m. Scotland vs. Sweden; Czech Republic vs. Latvia; Russia vs. Denmark; Canada vs. South Korea. Draw 14, 4:30 p.m. China vs. Russia; Germany vs. South Korea; Sweden vs. Switzerland; U.S. vs. Latvia. Thursday’s games Draw 15, 6:30 a.m. South Korea vs U.S.; Russia vs. Switzerland; Germany vs. Latvia; Sweden vs. China. Draw 16, 11:30 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Switzerland; U.S. vs. Scotland; China vs. Canada; Denmark vs. Germany. Draw 17, 4:30 p.m. Latvia vs. Denmark; Canada vs. Sweden; Scotland vs South Korea; Czech Republic vs. Russia. End of Round Robin

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Adam Miller to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Reassigned LHP Clay Rapada and C John Hester to minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES — Assigned Cs Francisco Arcia and Pete O’Brien, OFs Tyler Austin and Mason Williams, INFs Corban Joseph and Jose Pirela and RHPs Bruce Billings Robert Coello, Brian Gordon, Mark Montgomery and Chase Whitley to minor league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS — Reassigned OF Cole Gillespie to minor league camp. National League NEW YORK METS — Reassigned RHPs Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero to minor league camp. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Fresno (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOX — Signed INF Josh Miller. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed OF Josh Romanski. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed INF Devin Goodwin. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed RHP Alex De La Cruz. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHP Fernando Hernandez and INF Sergio Miranda.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS — Named Phil Jackson president and signed him to a five-year contract. Announced president and general manager Steve Mills will remain as general manager. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Signed F Royce White to a second 10-day contract. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed F Drew Gooden for the remainder of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with CB Javier Arenas. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed S Roman Harper to a two-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DL Israel Idonije and Ss Danny McCray and Craig Steltz on one-year contracts. Terminated the contract of WR Earl Bennett. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed WR Andrew Hawkins to a four-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed NT Jerrell Powe. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed PK Carson Wiggs. Released G Zach Allen. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed WR Tandon Doss. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed WR Julian Edelman. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Agreed to terms with FB Erik Lorig on a four-year contract. Resigned WR Joseph Morgan to a one-year contract. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed WR/KR Trindon Holliday and WR Mario Manningham.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed LS Jeremy Cain. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed S Brandon Meriweather. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES — Signed D Brett Kulak to a three-year, entry-level contract. DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned RW Jordin Tootoo to Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled F Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned F Josh Nicholls from Hartford (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Andy Miele to Portland (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Jesse Root to an amateur tryout contract. Released F Matthew Pistilli from his professional tryout contract. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed F Nick Latta to an amateur tryout contract. ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS — Released Fs Dan DeLisle and Ryan Murphy. TOLEDO WALLEYE — Signed G Matt Cooper and D Jimmy McDowell. UTAH GRIZZLIES — Added G Pete Gibb as emergency backup. SOCCER Major League Soccer SEATTLE REIGN — Traded D Niki Cross to Washington for a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Thursday ● Central Alberta men’s basketball: Playoff games at 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.

Friday ● Peewee A hockey: Provincial championship, games at 7:45, 8, 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 4 and 4:15 p.m., Kin City A and B ● Midget D hockey: Provincial championship, game at 8:30 a.m., Castor; games 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:45 and 8 p.m., Coronation. ● Curling: Jack & Jill Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● AJHL: Olds at Brooks, fifth game of best-of-seven South Division semifinal, if necessary, 7 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Lloydminster at Red Deer, first game of best-of-five provincial final, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Okotoks, first game of best-of-five final, 8 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, fourth game of best-of-seven provincial final, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday ● Peewee A hockey: Provincial championship, games at 9, 9:15, 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., 4 and 4:15 p.m., Kin City A and B.

● Midget D hockey: Provincial championship, game at 9 a.m., Coronation; game at 10 a.m., Castor; games at 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15 and 8 p.m., Coronation. ● Curling: Jack & Jill Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● Senior AAA hockey: Innisfail at Bentley, fifth game of best--of-seven provincial final, if necessary, 8 p.m., Red Deer Arena.

Sunday

● Peewee A hockey: Provincial championship, semifinals at 8 and 10:30 p.m., final at 4 p.m., Kin City A. ● Midget D hockey: Provincial championship, semifinals at 8:30 and 11:15 a.m., final at 5 p.m. Coronation. ● Curling: Jack & Jill Bonspiel, Pidherney Centre. ● Midget AAA hockey: Red Deer at Lloydminster, second game of best-offive provincial final, 2 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Okotoks at Blackfalds, second game of best-of-five final, 3:30 p.m. ● Central Alberta men’s basketball: Playoff games at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● Senior AAA hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, sixth game of best-of-seven provincial final, if necessary, 7:30 p.m. ● AJHL: Brooks at Olds, sixth game of best-of-seven South Division semifinal, if necessary, 7:30 p.m.

Basketball Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 48 21 .696 Golden State 42 26 .618 Phoenix 38 29 .567 Sacramento 23 44 .343 L.A. Lakers 22 44 .333 x-clinched playoff spot

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 37 29 .561 Brooklyn 34 31 .523 New York 27 40 .403 Boston 22 46 .324 Philadelphia 15 52 .224

x-Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando

x-Indiana Chicago Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee

GB — 2 1/2 10 1/2 16 22 1/2

Southeast Division W L Pct 46 19 .708 35 31 .530 33 35 .485 31 35 .470 19 48 .284

GB — 11 1/2 14 1/2 15 1/2 28

Central Division W L Pct 50 17 .746 37 30 .552 26 42 .382 25 41 .379 13 54 .194

GB — 13 24 1/2 24 1/2 37

Monday’s Games Indiana 99, Philadelphia 90 Atlanta 97, Charlotte 83 Brooklyn 108, Phoenix 95 Oklahoma City 97, Chicago 85 Houston 124, Utah 86 Dallas 94, Boston 89 Denver 110, L.A. Clippers 100 Tuesday’s Games Miami 100, Cleveland 96 Atlanta 118, Toronto 113, OT Milwaukee at Portland, late Washington at Sacramento, late Orlando at Golden State, late Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Miami at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 6 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 7 p.m. Orlando at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 50 16 .758 — Houston 45 22 .672 5 1/2 Dallas 41 27 .603 10 Memphis 39 27 .591 11 New Orleans 27 39 .409 23

Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota Denver Utah

Northwest Division W L Pct 49 18 .731 43 24 .642 33 32 .508 30 37 .448 22 46 .324

GB — 5 1/2 9 24 24 1/2

GB — 6 15 19 27 1/2

Thursday’s Games Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 6 p.m. Washington at Portland, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

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

MLB Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 14 4 12 4 14 5 10 6 11 8 10 8 11 9 9 8 9 10 7 8 7 9 8 11 7 11 7 11 5 12

Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 4 Oakland 6, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 Colorado 9, San Diego 7 Chicago Cubs (ss) 4, L.A. Angels (ss) 2 Chicago White Sox 9, Milwaukee 0 Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss), ccd., Rain Kansas City 6, Texas 0

Pct .778 .750 .737 .625 .579 .556 .550 .529 .474 .467 .438 .421 .389 .389 .294

Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Boston 1 Detroit (ss) 18, Toronto 4 Miami 8, Houston 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Detroit (ss) 4 Milwaukee 9, Texas (ss) 3 Oakland 16, Chicago White Sox 6 Tampa Bay 11, Minnesota 3 San Francisco vs. Cleveland, late San Diego vs. Seattle, late Chicago Cubs vs. Texas (ss) late

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 13 7 .650 Pittsburgh 10 7 .588 San Francisco 11 8 .579 Arizona 11 9 .550 Washington 10 9 .526 Chicago 10 11 .476 Colorado 9 10 .474 New York 9 10 .474 Cincinnati 9 12 .429 Milwaukee 9 12 .429 Atlanta 8 12 .400 St. Louis 6 9 .400 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 San Diego 6 11 .353 Philadelphia 5 12 .294 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not.

Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta, 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota vs. St. Louis, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Boston, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia (ss) vs. Houston, 11:05 a.m. Detroit vs. Washington, 11:05 a.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia (ss), 11:05 a.m. St. Louis vs. Miami, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. L.A. Angels vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego, 8:05 p.m.

Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh, ccd., Rain Boston 10, St. Louis 5 Atlanta 4, Houston 0, 5 innings Baltimore (ss) vs. Philadelphia, ccd., Rain Washington vs. Detroit, ccd., Rain Miami 10, N.Y. Mets 7 L.A. Angels (ss) 8, San Francisco 7

Soccer MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T GF Houston 2 2 0 0 5 Philadelphia 2 1 0 1 2 Columbus 1 1 0 0 3 Toronto 1 1 0 0 2 Chicago 2 0 1 1 3 Kansas City 2 0 1 1 1 New York 2 0 1 1 2 Montreal 2 0 2 0 2 D.C. 1 0 1 0 0 New England 2 0 2 0 0

GA 0 1 0 1 4 2 5 4 3 5

Pt 6 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0

Western Conference GP W L T GF 2 1 0 1 5 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 0 2

GA 2 3 3 3 2

Pt 4 4 4 4 3

Vancouver Salt Lake Dallas Chivas Seattle

Portland San Jose Colorado Los Angeles

2 1 1 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1

2 1 1 0

2 3 1 0

2 3 1 1

2 1 1 0

Sunday’s results Portland 1 Chicago 1 Chivas 1 Vancouver 1 Saturday, March 22 Vancouver at New England, noon Seattle at Montreal, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Salt Lake, 2 p.m. D.C. at Toronto, 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 4 p.m. Portland at Colorado, 4 p.m. San Jose at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Chivas at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23 New York at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Bowling Heritage Lanes Weekly Results Monday-Club 55 plus High Single: Linda Lambert 226. High Triple: Lambert 635. Monday Mixed High Single: John Stryker 294. High Triple: Stryker 655. Tuesday Mixed High Single: Kalie Miller 306. High Triple: Von Hollen 711. Wednesday-Club 55 plus High Single: Marg Dawson 309. High Triple: Neil Garbutt 680. Wednesday Mixed High Single: Les Boot 337. High Triple: Boot 797. Thursday Morning Ladies High Single: Bev Mundle 216. High Triple: Mundle 564. Thursday Afternoon Special Olympics Mixed High Single: Eileen Mundorf 238. High Double: Dan Critchley 386. Thursday Mixed

High Single: Bruce Hicks 324. High Triple: Holly Harris 780. Monday Scratch League High Single: Jason Smith 338. High Quad: Gene Ziebarth 1,040. Sunday Fun League High Single: Shelby Chrest 360. High Triple: Chrest 899. Youth Bowling of Canada (YBC) Bumpers High Single: Rogan Clark 98. Bowlasaurus High Single: Rylee Ehret 92. Peewees High Single: Sylis Gray 144. High Double: Gray 365. Bantams High Single: Karys Zirk 216. High Triple: Zirk 505. Juniors High Single: Jessica Achtemichuk 281. High Triple: Achtemichuk 789. Seniors High Single: Anthony Streit 346. High Triple: Streit 909.


B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Flames down struggling Sabres BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Buffalo Sabres’ Mike Weber looks on as Calgary Flames’ Joe Colborne celebrates his goal during second-period NHL action in Calgary, Tuesday.

Flames 3 Sabres 1 CALGARY — Mike Cammalleri’s 20th goal of the season midway through the third period was the game-winner Tuesday night as the Calgary Flames downed the visiting Buffalo Sabres 3-1. Calgary’s Mikael Backlund beat Matt Ellis on a face-off in the Sabres end, drawing the puck back to Chris Butler. From the blue-line, Butler’s shot towards the net was neatly deflected by Cammalleri past Nathan Lieuwen. Cammalleri has been redhot in March with seven goals in his last nine games. That came after a stretch leading up to the NHL trade deadline in which he had one goal in 14 games. The 31-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer if he doesn’t resign, takes over the team lead in goals from rookie Sean Monahan. Joe Colborne and Paul Byron also scored for Calgary (28-34-7). Chris Butler added two assists as the Flames won for the ninth time in their last 11 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo (19-42-8). The last place Sabres, who have dropped seven games in a row, entered the

night 11 points back of 29th place Edmonton. The Flames got a key insurance goal from Byron at 13:27 of the third, making it 3-1 on Calgary’s league-leading 12th shorthanded goal of the campaign. Byron made no mistake wristing a shot past Lieuwen after being sprung on a breakaway by Butler. After trading Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues at the deadline, the Sabres were poised to move forward with the goaltending tandem of Jhonas Enroth and newly picked up Michal Neuvirth. However, injuries to both of them resulted in the Sabres opening a five-game road trip with Lieuwen, 22, making his NHL debut while his backup— with 13 NHL games of experience— was Matt Hackett. It was just three days ago that they were the goaltending duo with Buffalo’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. After a lacklustre first period in which the Flames fell behind 1-0, they came out with more energy in the second period and took the play to Buffalo. However, the 6-foot-5 Lieuwen stood tall and repelled the attack for the longest time— making a blocker save off Mikael Backlund, a glove grab off Cammalleri, and an-

other big stop on Byron on a power play. The Flames finally broke through and drew even with 1:02 left in the second. TJ Brodie’s slapshot missed the net and caromed sharply off the end boards. Sean Monahan got a stick on it and it eventually came out to Colborne, who buried his eight goal of the season to tie it. Playing on a line with Monahan and Cammalleri, Colborne has been playing his best hockey of the season of late with four goals and six assists in his last 13 games. Buffalo entered the night struggling mightily, amassing just five goals in six straight regulation-time losses. Stafford had three of them and he kept up his hot hand notching the opening goal at 13:22 of the first period. Flames rookie Ben Hanowski skated behind his own net with the puck before spinning to reverse the puck the other direction. To his surprise, however, Stafford was right there on the end boards to intercept it. Stafford curled out front and on a wraparound, quickly tucked in his 14th goal behind surprised goaltender Joni Ortio. Lieuwen finished with 21 saves in losing his first decision. Ortio had 13 stops to even his record at 4-4-0.

Eberle leads Oilers to blowout win over Predators BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 5 Predators 1 EDMONTON — Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers continued to put crimps in other teams’ playoff plans, coming away with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers (25-36-9), who have won two in a row and gone 10-4-3 in their past 17 games, and at least temporarily moved past Florida into third-last in the NHL. Gabriel Bourque replied for the Predators (2930-10) who have lost two in a row and are in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second year in a row as they are nine points out of the last postseason berth in the West with just 13 games remaining on the schedule. The game started on a rough note just 48 seconds in as Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis pasted Eberle into the boards on a cross-check from behind, igniting a scrum. The Predators came close with five minutes re-

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BRIEFS Chiefs open league championship against Lloydminster Friday The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs will host the Lloydminster Bobcats Friday in the opening game of the best-of-five Alberta Midget Hockey League championship series. The puck drops at 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena. The second game is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Lloydminster and Game 3 will be played Tuesday at the Arena (7 p.m.). If fourth and fifth games are required, they will be played March 27 in Lloydminster and March 30 (1:30 p.m.) in Red Deer.

Grizzlys get swept by Bandits Anthony Petruzzelli scored twice and contributed two assists Tuesday to lead the Brooks Bandits to a 6-3 win over the Olds Grizzlys and a sweep of

LAKELAND, Fla. — Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers’ split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday. Drew Smyly allowed two hits in five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Non-roster outfielder Ben Guez had three hits to raise his average to .714 and walked three times. Torii Hunter, Kinsler, Jackson, and Danny Worth each had two hits for the Tigers. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up three, three hits and five walks in 2 2-3 innings. Melky Cabrera went 3 for 3 with a double. Manager John Gibbons said Romero, who is due to make $7.5 million in each of the next two seasons, remains in the competition for a starter’s job.

a best-of-seven AJHL South Division semifinal. Austin Plevy, Alex Roberts, Patrick Chore and Maddison Smiley accounted for the other Bandits goals. Kyle Moore, Chayden Lauber and Kyle Star replied for the Grizzlys, who led 2-1 after one period and trailed 3-2 after 40 minutes. Brooks was three-for six on the power play, while Olds was one-for-two with a man advantage. Bandits netminder Michael Fredrick and Grizzlys goaltender Ethan Jemieff each made 29 saves.

Wranglers face Okotoks in Heritage League championship starting Friday The Blackfalds Wranglers will visit the Okotoks Bisons Friday for the first game of the best-of-five Heritage Junior Hockey League championship series. Game 2 is set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Blackfalds, with the third game back in Okotoks Tuesday. Fourth and fifth games, if required, will be played March 29 at Blackfalds and March 30 in Okotoks. Both clubs will compete in the provincial championship tournament April 3-6 in Grande Prairie.

and they were able to review the shot and determine it was a goal. Nashville got on the board with 1:21 remaining in the second as Hornqvist took the puck behind the net before hooking it in front to Bourque, who sent a shot through traffic to beat Fasth. Edmonton made it 4-1 eight-and-a-half minutes into the third period with another power-play goal. Anton Lander picked up his first point of the season on a nice feed to Eberle at the side of the net as he lifted a backhand shot that ticked off of Rinne and in. Eberle scored his second goal of the game just 1:23 later, breaking into the Nashville zone with speed and scoring his 23rd of the season on a low backhand shot. Rinne was replaced by backup Carter Hutton for the remainder of the game. The Predators play the second match of their fourgame road trip in Vancouver on Wednesday night. The Oilers welcome the Buffalo Sabres for the second game of their six-game homestand on Thursday. It was the third and final meeting of the season between Edmonton and Nashville. The Oilers also won the two previous games by a combined score of 8-1.

Red Deer high school basketball teams go into provincials ranked 14th Both Red Deer teams at the provincial 4A high school basketball championships go in ranked 14th. The Lindsay Thurber Raiders will face Spruce Grove on the girls’ side at 7p.m. Thursday at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute while the Hunting Hills Lightning clash with Bishop McNally of Calgary at 9 p.m. Thursday at Magrath. Chinook High of Lethbridge is the top ranked team on the girls’ side with Harry Ainlay of Edmonton No. 1 on the boys’ side. The girls’ games are all in Lethbridge with the boys in Magrath and Raymond. Both finals are set for the University of Lethbridge on Saturday with the girls’ game at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow. The Ponoka Broncs go into the 3A boys’ championships in Lethbridge ranked fourth and receive a bye in the first round. They face the winner between Holy Trinity Academy of Okotoks and Calgary Queen Elizabeth at 10 a.m. Friday. Chestermere is ranked No. 1. The 3A girls’ championship is set for Holy Rosary in Lloydminster. The Wetaskiwin Sabres represents Cen-

tral Alberta and go in ranked fifth. They face Fort McMurray at 10 a.m. Thursday. Edmonton Christian is the top ranked team. The Central Alberta Christian High School Knights of Lacombe go into the 2A boys’ championships in Picture Butte seeded 12th. They face Assumption at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Immanuel Christian of Lethbridge is the top ranked team. Central High of Sedgewick is ranked 10th in the 2A girls’ division and face the host Didsbury squad at 2 p.m. Thursday. Vikings competed in the 1A boys’ division in Glendon with Bawlf and Ryley in the 1A girls’ competition at Clear Water Academy in Calgary.

Spartans top Storm in women’s basketball playoffs Carla Stewart netted 15 points to lead the Spartans past the Storm 45-34 in the opening round of the Red Deer Women’s Basketball League A-side playoffs. Andrea Meding scored 12 points in a losing cause. In another A-side contest, the Young Guns defeated the Shooting Stars 51-45. The Bank forfeited to Triple Threat in a scheduled B-side game.

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maining in the first period as they took a bit of a surprise shot on Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth that he got a piece of with his glove before looking like an offensive lineman and preventing Patric Hornqvist from getting to the rebound in the crease. Edmonton broke the scoreless deadlock with 35 seconds left in the opening frame as the rebound from a Martin Marincin point shot came to Gagner in the blue paint and he hooked a backhand shot past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. It was just Gagner’s eighth goal of the season. The Preds came close to tying the game four minutes into the second, but a Nick Spaling shot rang off the post. Edmonton made it a 2-0 game eight minutes into the second as Eberle made a long cross-ice pass through traffic on the power play to Nugent-Hopkins, who wrested a shot that went off the tip of Rinne’s glove and in. It was the 16th goal of the season for Nugent-Hopkins, breaking a 15-game scoreless drought. The Oilers took a three-goal lead on a bit of an unusual play with five minutes left in the second period as Hall took a backhand golf swing of a shot that found the top corner and quickly exited the net. Play continued for 1:17 before the Oilers took a penalty


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FRONT The Red Deer Museum plays host to Manscaped: Exploring the Masculine though Art on Thursday. The event is part of local artist Matt Gould’s exhibition, Totems of the Masculine, where he explores the elements of what defines a man today. Guests can create their own totem, view some art, and indulge on some snacks and refreshments for $5. The show is from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to anyone over the age of 16.

BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF It’s back to the drawing board. The charting of a revised vision of a multi-use aquatic centre in Red Deer is about to get underway. On Monday, council gave the go-ahead to form a new Red Deer Multi-Use Aquatic Centre ad hoc committee that will decide the size, amenities, cost and location of a proposed facility. The nine-person committee will use the work of the Central Alberta Aquatics Centre group and make final recommendations to council by June 30. The most recent price tag is $90 million for a facility with a 50-metre pool at the proposed Recreation Park site.

Mayor Tara Veer said there have been a few shifts in the community since the approval of the previous aquatic centre plan as a planning tool, including the likely imminent closure of Michener Centre. Veer said there are a lot of unknowns, including the city’s lease on the Michener site and how the closure will impact the city’s pool infrastructure. Council also approved a new public consultation undertaking to determine a community-driven amenity list for its 2015 Capital Budget and 10-Year Capital Plan. Council will ultimately determine where the centre makes the cut in the planned community amenity list. Residents have also raised concerns about the proposed closure of the outdoor pool. Veer also noted there are members of

the aquatic centre group who want the full $90-million vision while others say they would be satisfied with only the 50-metre pool. Veer said council has never had a clear sense of the support for the pool and hopes to resolve this during the broad community amenity consultation. Coun. Tanya Handley said during Monday’s debate that she has serious reservations on the new ad hoc committee because she felt it was duplicating work that has already been done. She charged the resolution is setting up the committee to fail because of its short time frame to come up with a new plan, plus the lack of parameters. “I would like to know what new information that we’re looking for,” she said.

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CONVOCATION AWARD NONINATIONS Red Deer College is accepting nominations for the annual convocation awards in June. The G.H. Dawe Memorial Award of Excellence is presented to a community member who has demonstrated the values of the late George Harold Dawe, co-founder of RDC, such as prominent leadership. For more information on that award, contact 403342-3259. Nomination packages should include the nominee’s name and contact information, as well as a letter stating why you are nominating that individual and three letters of support. Nominations are also open for the RDC Alumni Awards: the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award and the Alumni Legacy Award. Nomination forms for both are available at www.rd.ab.ca. For more information, contact 403342-3308. The deadline for submissions is March 22.

WRITERS’ INK SEMINAR Locals can learn the fundamentals of writing and publishing a book during the Writers’ Ink Spring Seminar on April 12. The seminar will feature local authors Michael Dawe and Blaine Newton, as well as print specialist Dave Rideout. The three guest speakers will speak on how to research, add humour and print a book. The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Park Middle School Library. Admission is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Lunch is included. Only 50 spots are available by pre-registration through Writers’ Ink president Carol Smith at 403350-7480 or Laurane Hemmingway at 403-2274761.

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Pausing for just a moment from its chirping a squirrel looks out from its perch in a spruce tree in Red Deer Tuesday.

Divisions applaud funding change PLAN TO ABANDON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS HERALDED BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Local school divisions are welcoming the news that the latest round of new school builds will not be done using the publicprivate partnership approach. The province announced funding for three new local school projects last month — two in Red Deer and one in Sylvan Lake. The last four rounds of school builds in Alberta have been done through the P3 method, with one single consortium taking on a bundle of 10 or more schools each time.

The province says the approach has saved taxpayers upwards of $245 million; critics argue that P3s cost more than more traditional methods in the long run. The delivery method for the 31 most recently announced Alberta school projects has not been finalized, according to Alberta Infrastructure spokesperson Tracy Larsen, but “it’s very unlikely” the P3 method will be used. With the intention to have each school open in time for the 2016/17 school year, she said the method is prohibitive because it requires a lot of lead-in time before construction can begin. Nineteen new schools, including one for

Blackfalds, were announced in 2013, and were bundled together under the P3 model. But only one consortium responded to the government’s request for proposals to construct the schools, forcing a surprised government to write to school divisions to say construction may be delayed. A subsequent Deloitte report analyzing the situation found that developers and contractors in the province would rather pursue other building opportunities, as the P3 model has become more and more pricecompetitive, with diminishing margins for builders disincentivizing bids.

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Hearings into AltaLink plans wrap up BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Hearings wrapped up on Tuesday for a $350-million plan to upgrade electricity transmission in the Red Deer region. The six days of Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) hearings at a Gasoline Alley hotel were called to review AltaLink’s application to build substations near Ponoka, Innisfail and Didsbury, as well as about 35 km of lines in those areas. As well, there’s a 71-km line overhaul proposed from Benalto, to the edge of Red Deer’s West Park neighbourhood, to Nova Chemicals at Joffre. The company says upgrading transmission capacity is necessary to keep pace with growth in the Central Alberta corridor. As the hearing began, Al-

City supports revised West Park route Red Deer city council threw its support behind a revised AltaLink Transmission Line Rebuild route in West Park on Monday. During the Alberta Utilities Commission hearings on AltaLink’s plans to rebuild transmission lines, as well as build new lines and substations, AltaLink proposed a modification to the route. Last March, council rejected a short stretch of the AltaLink’s first choice of a line in the West Park area because it was close to properties and would have meant a lot of tree clearing. Paul Goranson, director of Development Services, told council that the city heard that the West Park residents who were previously opposed are now in support, except for one resident. AltaLink proposed a short jog in the line to bytaLink announced a proposal to build 16 km of new power line in the Lacombe area was being dropped for now because of uncertainty over Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s position

pass a house that had been built underneath the line decades ago. The preferred route was detoured around the lot. Goranson said AltaLink has an agreement in principle to purchase the lot, with plans to demolish the house. He said there will be discussions with the city over the remnant piece of property. “There will be additional tree clearing along that route, which was our prime concern with the old route that they were proposing,” said Goranson. “In essence because they have that existing right of way, they could go in at any time and clear those trees that will likely come out as part of this.” The city does not have direct decision-making over the process and route.

on running the line parallel to its tracks. There was also a surprise revelation that AltaLink was close to inking a deal to buy out a homeowner near West Park

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whose home had been built under the power lines, which meant a jog in the new line was required for safety reasons.

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BRIEFS City holds off on election talk Red Deer city council will hold off all election talk until 2016. Coun. Lawrence Lee unsuccessfully argued to have his notice of motion limiting the number of election signs, and the timing and length of their placement, debated on Monday. Council reasoned it is best to consider the sign issue in the overall context of the next municipal election report, expected to come a year before the 2017 municipal election. Lee promised on the campaign trail to bring this issue to the table after hearing from the public about concerns of sign pollution, safety and visual blight.

Suspect in violent incident gets bail A suspect detained after a violent robbery was granted bail in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. Karla Lynn Pittman, 29, was arrested and charged after someone stole a shopping cart full of groceries from Parkland Mall Safeway in Red Deer on March 9. Police allege that the suspect assaulted one of the loss prevention officers and a passerby who had stopped to help. Witnesses alleged that the suspect pulled out a syringe and claimed she had HIV. Pittman was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of controlled drug. Judge Gordon Yake granted her release, including $2,000 cash bail and a number of conditions. She is banned from entering all Safeway stores and is not allowed to have drugs, alcohol or weapons. Pittman is due back in court on April 8 to enter her plea, represented by defence counsel Kevin Schollie.

Road bans to remain in effect until further notice Road bans will be in place for trucks to prevent serious damage to roads during spring thaw starting today in Red Deer. The temporary bans will remain in effect until further notice, as determined by the city’s Public Works Department. Trucks will be allowed to carry a maximum of 75 per cent of vehicle axle weight allowance on Range Road 272 (30th Avenue) north of Township Road 384 to Township Road 390; Range Road 281, south of Hwy 11A, to approximately 800 metres north of Township Road 384; Township Road 384 east of Range Road 272 to power line west of Range

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Advin Omic powers along on his skateboard thanks to the pulling power of his dog Achilles Monday afternoon. Omic is looking forward to seeing the snow, ice and open water off the sidewalks and pathways around the city which will make it easier to keep rolling along behind his four-footed friend. Road 270 (10th Ave); 39th Street, west of Range Road 270, to Range Road 271; Range Road 270 north of 19 Street to 55th Street and Township Road 391 east of C&E Trail to west of Ipsco’s entrance.s A maximum of 90 per cent of vehicle axle weight allowance will be permitted on Range Road 271 (20th Avenue) south of Township Road 384 to 55th Street; Range Road 271 south of Township Road 390 to Township Road 384 and Township Road 390 east of Range Road 272 to Range Road 272. As a reminder, there is a year-round 50 per cent weight allowance permanent ban for trucks on Range Road 271 from 55th Street to 39th Street and C&E Trail from Hwy 11A to Township Road 391.

Drug bust case going to trial Two Delburne residents arrested during a drug bust last spring will stand trial in the fall. Jerod Fedoruk, 29, and Christina Graham, 26, have pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing drugs for trafround of P3 builds will only go ahead if the single consortium bidding on the work submits a proposal that amounts to less money than it would cost the province to build all the schools itself. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

SCHOOLS: Bundles too big for some AQUATIC: May contractors come back with same plan

The report concluded that the project bundles had grown too large, leaving smaller contractors who may otherwise be interested in bidding unable “My fear is we’re going to send to participate. this committee away and they could Larsen said time constraints, not potentially come back with the same the findings of the report, are the reaprice tag and the same location proson for the move away from P3s. posed.” The Blackfalds school was anHandley said she would have nounced in April 2013; Larsen said the liked to have tasked the new commitearliest ground will likely be broken tee to come up with several options is this fall, though she added that much planning work has already taken for a facility as opposed to one size, one location and one price for the place. centre. Under the P3 format, industry is to “I think it is going to start the prodesign and build new schools, financcess all over again and we’re not going ing at least half the cost of constructo get anywhere,” said Handley. tion before being paid out over 30 “Without setting some parameters years. ... we’re going to have the same result Red Deer Public and Catholic all over again. I don’t want to see this school divisions will be opening new happen to the people who have put elementary schools in September work into this.” that were part of a 2011 P3 bundle. Other councillors raised questions While both say the construction about sponsorship opportunities and process has worked well under the the city’s contribution to the project. model, they will be glad to be able Administration reasoned it is better to manage the next projects themto paint the overall amenity picture selves. before getting into the nitty gritty of “It’ll be nice to be a little more resources and revenue for one projin control of the progress and the ect. status of the project, so that’s good Last November, council put off maknews for us,” said Cody McClintock, ing a decision on putting the facility in associate superintendent with the the capital budget and plan until they public division, referencing the had gauged public opinion and had $13.6 million kindergarten to Grade more information. 5 facility it will build in northeast At that time, Councillors Lynne Red Deer. Mulder and Paul Harris asked to put For the Catholic division, a new the centre into the city’s 10-year plan. 900-capacity high school cannot open soon enough, but board chair Guy crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com Pelletier said the 2016 target date is very ambitious, considering some servicing work still needs to be done at the site northeast of Clearview Ridge. Pelletier said the design process for the $30-plus million project will go on for months, and autumn would be the earliest any building on the site could begin. Also in February, a new elementary That small detour meant removschool was announced for Sylvan Lake. ing many trees and nearby residents The province has committed $15 million for that project, and FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice Chinook’s Edge School In the March 14 flyer, page 1, the 55-210mm lens included in the Division superintendent Sony 16.1 Megapixel Compact System Camera With 16-50mm Lens and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 E-Mount OSS Zoom Lens Package Kurt Sacher said the (WebCode: 10242396/10288046) may not be in stock. Stock district is happy it will is expected to arrive later in the week. Customers may take be able to provide input rainchecks for the duration of the current flyer. We sincerely into the build. apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. 46915C19 Larsen said the final

ficking and possessing stolen property. Fedoruk, Graham and two others were arrested during an RCMP combined forces drug raid in Red Deer on May 16, 2013. Their trial is set for Red Deer provincial court on Nov. 5.

Calgary, Hinton, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Peace River and Camrose around noon.’’’

Public sector to rally against pension reform

The downtown Gallery Concept mural has been taken down for repairs. One of the panels came loose during one of the winter storms, exposing damage to the plywood sub-structure underneath the north wall of the Country Club facility (4710 Gaetz Avenue). The mural will be stored at the city’s Civic Yards while repairs are made. Pat Matheson, the city’s public art co-ordinator, said the mural is a big part of the Alexander Way streetscape. He hopes the mural will be re-installed as quickly as possible. No estimated time line was provided. Matheson said repairing the substructure will prevent any further damage to the mural and eliminate any risk to pedestrians or traffic in the area.

Public sector employees will rally against the proposed provincial pension reforms at three sites in Red Deer on Thursday. Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner will introduce new rules for public sector employees in order to wipe out $7.4 billion in unfunded liability later this spring. Unions in the province have spoken out against the proposed changes, indicating that the cuts would be bad for the province. The lunchtime rallies have been scheduled at Red Deer College, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and City Hall. Protestors will assemble at 28 sites in Red Deer, Edmonton, St. Albert, on Wiltshire Boulevard were strongly opposed to losing their views and treasured natural areas. AltaLink plans to demolish the home and garage, allowing the preferred route to run through the empty lot. The jog remains an alternate route. Residents of the Pines neighbourhood voiced their opposition to the company’s preferred route, which follows the path of an existing power line that has run through the area since the 1950s. Residents want to use the opportunity presented by planned upgrades to the line to move it farther from homes below the escarpment. In Red Deer, the city has agreed to spend more than $8 million to have the power line buried in the Riverlands area. However, some property and business owners also want to see the line buried in the nearby Railyards district. Residents in the Innisfail area and the Town of Innisfail also took issue with AltaLink’s preferred routes and asked for changes. AltaLink representatives were also grilled by a lawyer for the Utilities Consumer Advocate about the cost of the project that soared from early estimates in the range of $200 million. AltaLink said those were preliminary estimates meant to be used to screen various project alternatives and did not include detailed costing. Now that the hearing has wrapped up, the 11th-hour preferred route

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change in West Park must be considered. That will affect the timing of the three-member AUC panel’s decision, which is typically made within 90 days of all information on an application being received. Last Friday, the AUC filed an amendment to its application showing the route change and gave an April 7 deadline for filing notices for those who want to make further submissions in writing. AUC spokesman Geoff Scotton said information on the amendments was delivered by courier to six affected property owners and mailed to all others within 800 metres of the proposed routes. AltaLink will provide its initial arguments for the route change in writing by April 11 and intervenors have until April 25 to submit their arguments. AltaLink has until May 2 to reply. Submissions will only be in writing unless the panel sees a need to hold a public hearing. AltaLink spokesman Peter Brodsky said the West Park situation was unique and no other late amendments are expected. If approved, construction on the transmission system would begin this summer and be completed in about 14 months. A decision is expected within 90 days of May 2. The AUC can approve or turn down the application or order changes. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Putin signs treaty for Crimea to join Russia MOSCOW — With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting a past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia’s vital interests. While his actions were met with cheers in Crimea and Russia, Ukraine’s new government called Putin a threat to the whole world and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden warned that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions against Moscow. “The world has seen through Russia’s actions and has rejected the flawed logic,” Biden said as he met with anxious European leaders in Poland. In an emotional 40-minute speech televised live from the Kremlin’s white-and-gold St. George hall, the Russian leader said he was merely restoring order to history by incorporating Crimea. “In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia,” he declared. He dismissed Western criticism of Sunday’s Crimean referendum — in which residents of the strategic Black Sea peninsula overwhelmingly backed leaving Ukraine and joining Russia — as a manifestation of the West’s double standards. Often interrupted by applause, Putin said the rights of ethnic Russians in Ukraine had been abused by the new Ukrainian government and insisted that Crimea’s vote to join Russia was in line with international law and reflected its right for self-determination. Putin said his actions followed what he described as Western arrogance, hypocrisy and pressure, and warned that the West must drop its stubborn refusal to take Russian concerns into account. “If you push a spring too hard at some point it will

spring back,” he said, addressing the West. “You always need to remember this.” While Putin boasted that the Russian takeover of Crimea was conducted without a single shot, a Ukrainian military spokesman said one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another injured when a military facility in Crimea was stormed Tuesday by armed men just hours after Putin’s speech. A brand-new news agency for Crimea’s pro-Russian authorities, Crimea Inform, disputed that account, quoting an unnamed regional official who called the incident a provocation on the day of the Crimean signing. The source said unknown snipers fired at local self-defence forces, killing one man and wounding another, and also shot at the Ukrainian military, wounding one serviceman. The conflicting claims couldn’t be immediately verified. Crimea had been part of Russia since the 18th century until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred it to Ukraine in 1954, a mere formality until the 1991 Soviet breakup. Both Russians and Crimea’s majority ethnic Russian population see annexation as correcting a historic insult. Putin argued that today’s Ukraine included “regions of Russia’s historic south” and was created on a whim by the Bolsheviks. But despite the massing of thousands of Russian troops on Ukraine’s eastern border, Putin insisted his nation had no intention of invading other regions in Ukraine. “We don’t want a division of Ukraine, we don’t need that,” he said. Russia says its troops were on the border just for military training but the U.S. and Europe have called them an intimidation tactic.

Search crews scouring area the size of Australia for missing plane BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators trying to solve the mystery of a missing Malaysian jetliner received some belated help Tuesday from Thailand, whose military said it took 10 days to report radar blips that might have been the plane “because we did not pay attention to it.” A coalition of 26 countries, including Thailand, is looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Search crews are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia — half of it in the remote seas of the southern Indian Ocean. Cmdr. William Marks, a spokesman for the U.S. 7th Fleet, said finding the plane was like trying to locate a few people somewhere between New York and California. Malaysian officials said early in the search that they suspected the plane backtracked and flew toward the Strait of Malacca, just west of Malaysia. But it took a week for them to confirm Malaysian military radar data that suggested that route. On Tuesday,

Thai military officials said their own radar showed an unidentified plane, possibly Flight 370, flying toward the strait beginning minutes after the Malaysian jet’s transponder signal was lost. Air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn said the Thai military doesn’t know whether the plane it detected was Flight 370. Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defence data. Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:40 a.m. Malaysian time March 8 and its transponder, which allows air traffic controllers to identify and track the airplane, ceased communicating at 1:20 a.m. Montol said that at 1:28 a.m., Thai military radar “was able to detect a signal, which was not a normal signal, of a plane flying in the direction opposite from the MH370 plane,” back toward Kuala Lumpur. The plane later turned right, toward Butterworth, a Malaysian city along the Malacca strait. The radar signal was infrequent and did not include any data such as the flight number.

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Best friend starts to irritate with her rude comments Dear Annie: I am a 13-year-old girl whose mothers) are molesting their grandchildren, best friend (I’ll call her “Blue”) has become intentionally or otherwise. very rude and even annoying. While parents need to be vigilant about I can no longer make a comment about these things, it is an insult to all grandparents something without her answering nastily or everywhere to assume that all are pedophiles adding logic to imaginary scenarios that aren’t or lack self-control. intended to be logical. It’s irritating. While some grandparents (and We have another friend, “Vioparents, cousins, uncles, aunts and let,” who is very creative and loves friends) are indeed untrustworthy, to draw. So do I. But when I showed it is terribly hurtful to accuse all Blue a picture I had done, she said, grandparents of such horrible “Violet is way better than you are.” things. This hurt my feelings, and I was anNonetheless, in today’s world, gry. When I consulted Violet, she we certainly understand the parsaid Blue had been rude and annoyents’ concerns. ing to her, too. We mentioned having the child We don’t want to offend Blue or use an air mattress or sleeping bag, lose her as a friend, but frankly, which would be the preferred soluwe can’t handle her anymore. What tion for those who want to be extra should we do? — Red in Nevada careful and worry that they cannot MITCHELL Dear Nevada: It’s not uncommon trust the grandparents. for those entering their teen years Here’s one more with a different & SUGAR to behave in ways that are baffling, perspective: annoying or rude. Dear Annie: I’m so grateful my Talk to Blue. Tell her how you family did not think it weird or feel. Explain that sometimes the creepy for a young girl to sleep in things she says are hurtful. Don’t be angry or the same bed as her grandfather. accuse her of anything. Just let her know how My sister and I slept at our grandparents’ sad it makes you. house every weekend. We would alternate We hope she will be more aware of these beds, one of us sleeping with Grandma and the things in the future and care enough not to other with Grandpa. hurt you, but we can’t promise. Each child got one-on-one time with a Sorry to say, not all friendships survive this grandparent, staying up late, giggling, talking stage. and listening to amazing bedtime stories about Dear Annie: I had to write about your re- growing up during the Great Depression. sponse to “Concerned Cousin,” who worries Grandma was a better storyteller, but the about two grandparents who take turns shar- child with Grandpa got the fun of raiding the ing the same bed with their 5-year-old grand- kitchen pantry for a midnight snack. daughter when they visit her home. I was about 11 when I no longer wanted to You should have mentioned what happens sleep in the same bed with either grandparwhen men are sleeping: They can have a wet ent, but that was only because it wasn’t “cool” dream or be stimulated by any dream and and I would rather stay up watching television. touch the person in bed with them, and it can Silly me. lead to sexual touching while they are asleep. I’m 38 years old now, and both of my grandGrandpa should not share a bed with his parents are gone. But those great bedtime granddaughter. Sexual molestation is rampant memories will be cherished all my life. — today, and it can start in even the most inno- Missing My Grandparents in Davenport, Iowa cent of ways. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell Please re-address this letter in your column and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann immediately. — Wyoming Reader Landers column. Please email your questions to Dear Wyoming: We were saddened at the anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s number of readers who seemed certain that Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, all grandfathers (and apparently some grand- Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): If children have become a great deal of responsibility to you, seek some help. You might have invested single-handedly a lot of your time and Wednesday March 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: effort into their lives which now have quite Bruce Willis, 59; Glenn Close, 67; Rachel burdensome. You definitely deserve some fun times. Blanchard, 38 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may tend THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Intensity and perspicacity is what the Moon in Scorpio en- to work and struggle more than you need tails today. We rely on our instinctual abilities to. Lightening up and experiencing life’s little pleasures should be on your to feel our environment and to agenda for today. Stop strugseize other people’s intentions. gling with your own feelings of We thrive on knowing the mysinhibition and be open to newteries of the world and decodness. ing hidden messages. A superb VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): aspect is made to the Moon by An open communication and Mercury and Neptune. This is the frankness with your mate are priperfect type of energy to invent, mordial for your union. Discuscreate or use your imagination to sions may seem a tad too seriyour maximum potential! Anyone ous, but healthy for the long-run. who wants to put their minds into You will both feel more emotiona beautiful flow, now is the time! ally attached living in certainty. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If toLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): day is your birthday, this will be ASTRO You may find it hard to experia highly emotional year for you. DOYNA ence a harmonious relationship Despite your vulnerability and in a light-hearted, exciting kind your inclination towards live or of way. Pleasure doesn’t come die situations, you are very much easily to you now and you may in control of your life. You may believe that love has a high price stumble upon some deeply rooted matters on it which you cannot afford. which you will need to scrutinize attentively SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is your and deal with. Luckily for you, celestial forces kind of day where you are able to excel mostare on your side this year. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You crave ly by being in your own element, which is uncovering your own power and your ability intense and passionate. Your aphrodisiacs to get rid of limiting situations. You want to of the day are taboo subjects, mysteries of all face your fears, phobias or your suspicions kinds and a hint of your own powerful transin a very direct fashion. Look at your past for formative energies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You clues about your next course of action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Warmth and are still feeling mostly reflective and private. loving gestures may seem hard to receive You are comfortable within your own comnow. It seems as though you have to work pany as you are temporarily in need of some harder in order to feel accepted. You’re feel- seclusion. It won’t take much before you’re ing a certain burden which sets pressure on back to the old self. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Personal your personal growth and self evolution. pleasures and a harmonious living environGEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a typical day when taking care of the mundane stuff ment might come pricey right now. Do not let around the house and around your physical past grievances rule your actions and feelhealth should be diligently taken care of. Rou- ings. You need to change your attitude and tine may feel like a burden today, but deep believe that you are really worth of being loved and nurtured for. down inside you know that it has to be done.

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Actress Crystal Reed from the MTV series Teen Wolf, at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2013. MTV is launching a special website for angst-ridden fans of its Teen Wolf series to collectively mourn the sudden death of one of the show’s main characters in the episode that aired Monday. Immediately after the third season’s penultimate episode ended, MTV had the site TeenWolfMemorial.com ready to offer solace for people upset that the character Allison Argent, played by Reed, died. But he was pleased that Reed gave the writers a chance to come up with a solid story, and he’s glad the memorial site was set up. For the young Teen Wolf audience, the episode also offers a lesson that first love — no matter how passionately felt — is rarely last love. Even though Argent and McCall had broken up, and McCall was dating someone else, many fans wanted to see them get back together. One thing Davis is still unsure about is whether it was a good idea to tease fans ahead of time that one of their favourite characters was going to die — a surefire way to convince fans not to miss it — or just spring it on them as a surprise. “It’s a fine line between art and

commerce,” he said. “It’s hard to say.” For all the content being offered on the site, “the most important thing you’ll find when you log on is other fans,” Fishman said. For MTV, the possibility exists that the site could backfire, and be filled with angry messages that reflect poorly on the show. And it did: “I will always miss you,” wrote fan Kaliegh W. “Now I hate this show.” “My tissue box ran out and it’s 11,” wrote Natasha S. “Oh, OK. Teen Wolf doesn’t want me to sleep. Fine.” Reed may be able to defuse any anger with her website interview, where she discusses her desire to move on to other work, so people won’t feel that her character was killed off against her will.

NASHVILLE — George Gruhn’s guitar shop in Nashville is a kind of mecca for fine, vintage musical instruments, but even Gruhn is blown away by the latest addition to his inventory. He says it’s the very first production model Fender Stratocaster ever made. You can own it for a cool quarter million dollars. The sunburst-finish 1954 Strat bears the serial number 0100. Gruhn says it was sold to an amateur who took good care of it. More than 30 years ago it was acquired by Richard Smith, one of the foremost experts on Stratocasters. Smith is selling it on consignment through Gruhn’s Guitars. The Fender Stratocaster, first produced in 1954, has been described as a guitar that changed the world. Gruhn says the very first production model Strat is a national treasure.

Clarissa Dickson Wright, dies at 66 LONDON — Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British television personality who found fame as half of the food-loving duo Two Fat Ladies, has died at the age of 66. Her agents, Heather Holden-Brown and Elly James, said Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary of an unspecified illness. Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright grew up in an affluent London family, the daughter of a brilliant surgeon who was also a violent alcoholic. She worked as a lawyer until her own alcoholism put an early end to a high-flying career.

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trol beginning this fall. The private broadcaster has said it plans to use the HNIC brand on networks including City, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet 360 and FX Canada. Cracked follows a team of police investigators and mental health professionals who investigate incidents that straddle justice and psychological issues. It’s currently airing its second season on CBC-TV. “Proud of what we accomplished, sad to see it go. Thanks to all who watched and supported,” said Sutcliffe, who uses the Twitter handle (at) SutcliffeDavid. Arctic Air stars Adam Beach as a cocky pilot who runs a small northern airline and Hutton as a headstrong pilot. Its airing its third season. “It’s official @CBCArcticAir is cancelled,” tweeted Hutton, who uses the Twitter handle (at)HuttonPascale. A CBC spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. The programming shakeup fuels ongoing questions about the future of CBC as several high-profile personalities prepare to reduce their involvement with the network.

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HARTSTOK Gloria 1949 - 2014 Mrs. Gloria Joan Hartstok (nee Klippert), beloved wife of Mr. Ed Hartstok of Red Deer, Alberta, entered into Rest at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Gloria’s family was her entire life! She loved each of them with all her heart and soul, regardless of illness or distance. Her love was greater than anything else and she cherished each child, parent, cousin and friend above all else. Gloria leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, soul mate and best friend, Ed Hartstok of Red Deer, her loving sons, Kevin and Matthew Mundell, grandchildren, Brook, Shelby, Matthew and Kaitlynn Mundell, her mother, Eva Klippert and her older sister, Gladys (Mel Woitte). She is also survived by Ed’s children, Deanna Harasinski (Sheldon), Denise Lapointe (Paul), Brad Hartstok and granddaughter, Sierra Harasinski, as well as many countless other loving family and dear friends. Gloria was predeceased by her loving son, Mark Mundell in 2012 and her father, Adam Klippert in 1975. A Funeral Service will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 18 Selkirk Blvd., Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Don Hennig and The Reverend Peter Van Katwyk officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gloria’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca. The Family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Cancer Unit and Unit 23, Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion, as well as all her friends who took the time to show their love and care during her illness. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Obituaries

Dental

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PERIOPARTNERS Dr. Patrick Pierce/ Dr. Janel Yu Require

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Oilfield

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Oilfield

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ARNETT & BURGESS Oilfield Construction Limited is immediately looking for a full-time

OFFICE ADMIN/ RDA II

CLASSIFICATIONS

VICKERY Betty Irene Dec. 20, 1921 - Mar. 15, 2014 Betty was born in Birmingham England the only child of James and Elizabeth Arkell. Betty grew up helping her parents run a YMCA during those years and also spent some time working for Cadbury chocolates in England. On August 14, 1943 she married flying officer Herb Ewing from Donalda Alberta, Canada at St. Augustine Anglican church in Edgbaston England. January 3, 1944 while Betty was pregnant expecting their first child she was informed of Herb Ewing’s death in a bombing mission that he was on near Berlin Germany. On August 29, 1944 Betty gave birth to boy that she named Peter David Christopher Ewing. On August 6, 1946 Betty and Peter sailed from Liverpool England on a converted hospital ship filled with war widows and children of Canadian servicemen. They docked in Halifax Nova Scotia, and then boarded a train that brought them across Canada to Donalda Alberta to meet with Herb Ewing’s family. One of Herb’s sister May Pearce lived in the Wimborne-Huxley area, so on a visit to see May she was introduced to a young bachelor that lived across the road from the Pearce’s, his name was Richard (Dick) Vickery. Well as the saying goes a relationship started and on July 20, 1949 Richard William Vickery and Betty Irene Ewing where united into marriage as husband and wife and for Dick he became an instant Dad to Peter. Betty lived the rest of her life on the farm. She was a member of the Hogadone W.I. for many years and played the organ at the Arthurvale Anglican church for 45 years and a† member of St. Hilda’s Guild for many years also. She also helped cook and clean for the annual turkey suppers that where held at the Crossroads Hall. Those surviving Betty are husband Dick; children Rick and wife Judi, Barrie and wife Sandra, Dale and wife Rose; grandchildren Michelle, Rob, Lacey, Scott, Shelley, Kurt, Jocelyn, Blake, Roz, Trevor, Trina, Jennifer and Jamie; great grandchildren Trey, MacKenzie, Regan, Savannah, Carson, Ella, Lillie, Dylan Gabrielle, Addision, Brooke, Hayden and Daylen, Monroe, Mia. Betty was predeceased by her parents James and Elizabeth Arkell, all of her aunts and uncles as well as her first son Peter in January 2011, and also her sister in law Beryl Gelinas and husband Paul, numerous nieces and nephews and lots of neighbours and friends. The funeral will take place on Thursday, March 20 at 1:30 pm at the Trochu Baptist Fellowship Centre in Trochu, AB. In lieu of floral tributes, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Health Care Centre, Trochu, AB. PRAIRIE WINDS FUNERAL HOME in care of arrangements. 403-442-22008

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with at least 3 yrs. of practice and ClearDent experience who is extremely well organized, energetic & self motivated. 4 days/wk. No evenings or weekends. Send resume ASAP to reddeer@periopartners.com or bring by in person, we would love to meet you. 4619 48 Ave, Red Deer.

YARD SUPERVISOR OIL & GAS OPERATOR for the Blackfalds

Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate Coming oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a Events heavy duty mechanic or journeyman instrument mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live Hiring full time Operation or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute Coordinator/Field RDH, P/T 2-3 days/wk in a Supervisor for local oilfield to workplace location. This brand new dental office in All Visits are Free. position offers a challenging testing company Penhold. Please send No Obiligation. Must be local (Red Deer area) work environment, attractive resume to centralabdentist Compliments of benefits with competitive Must have testing @gmail.com Local Businesses. pay and significant room experience for promotion. Competitive salary Please submit resumes Health benefits offered Send resume to Farm Work Are you new to the ken@darkstarproduction. Attn: Human Resources neighbourhood? email:kwolokoff@ com F/T FEED TRUCK Expecting a Baby? bearspawpet.com OPERATOR for large LOCAL SERVICE CO. Planning a Fax 403-252-9719 expanding feed lot in Sundre. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Wedding? Fax resume to VACUUM TRUCK Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 403-638-3908 OPERATOR Call or visit us online! or call 403-556-9588 Must have Class 3 licence 1-866-627-6070 or email: w/air & all oilfield tickets. welcomewagon.ca feedlot@hotmail.ca Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 Classifieds You can sell your guitar Your place to SELL SERVICE RIG for a song... Your place to BUY Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd or put it in CLASSIFIEDS is seeking exp’d and we’ll sell it for you! VFA Pork, a farrow to finFLOORHANDS & ish operation, is looking for SYLVAN LAKE DERRICK HANDS a full-time hog farm workSLOPITCH Locally based, home every NOW HIRING ers supervisor. Preferably ANNUAL GENERAL night! Qualified applicants Well Testing Personnel college ed. in swine MEETING must have all necessary Experienced Supervisors valid tickets for the position production.20 Min. west of at the community centre, & Operators Lacombe. $15-18/hour, April 7th at 7 p.m. being applied for. dep. on experience. Email Must have valid applicable Can register at meeting. Bearspaw offers a tickets or fax resumes: vfapork@ 16 teams total. very competitive salary Email: lstouffer@ gmail.com/403-782-4854. and benefits package testalta.com along with a steady work schedule. Lost Please submit resumes: Medical Attn: Human Resources Email: IPHONE LOST BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE hr@bearspawpet.com in downtown Royal Bank, requires a Fax: (403) 258-3197 or if you are the kind lady PRESCREENING TECH. Mail to: Suite 5309, who picked it up, please PRODUCTION TESTING Computer literacy is a must. 333-96 Ave. NE phone 403-350-4712 EXPERIENCED Experience not necessary, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 & leave msg for Ken. SUPERVISORS and job training is provided but TESTERS qualifications will be Day & Night considered. Starting wages Must have tickets. Professionals Personals $14/hr. Please fax resume Top paid wages. to 403-342-2024. Based out of Devon, AB. ACCOUNTANT ALCOHOLICS Clinic Manager Required Email resume to: Established CGA firm in ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 for Rocky Medical Clinic kathy@dragonsbreathpt.ca Stettler requires an Rocky Mtn. House, AB COCAINE ANONYMOUS accountant for personal tax Looking for a place See website for full posting 403-396-8298 to live? preparation. Temporary www.rockymedical.com Take a tour through the position, may lead to <http://www. permanent employment. CLASSIFIEDS rockymedical.com> Email resume to Email resumes to Buying or Selling TandP_cga@telus.net rockymed@telusplanet.net your home? Attn: Rebecca Something for Everyone Check out Homes for Sale Everyday in Classifieds in Classifieds

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Oilfield

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NOW HIRING

RICHTER Victor Edward The Richter and McFadden families sadly announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Victor Edward Richter, with both families by his side, on March 14, 2014. Vic was born near Yellowgrass Saskatchewan on October 5, 1929 and spent most of his adult life in Sundre and Red Deer, where he passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. A special Thank You to Red Deer Emergency Services, RDRH Emergency department and Intensive Care Unit, for their prompt and compassionate care. A celebration of his life will be held at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

Let Your News Ring Ou t A Classified Wedding Announcement Does it Best!

309-3300

ACCOUNTANT Hart Oilfield Rentals Ltd. currently has an opening in our Rocky Mountain House office for a full-time accountant.

Wise Intervention Services Inc. is now hiring for the following positions: • Coil Tubing Supervisors • Coil Tubing Operators • Boom Truck Operators • Nitrogen Pump Operators • Fluid Pump Operators • Field Mechanics Competitive Wages and Benefits. Extended rotations available (22/13). Priority given to applicants with relevant experience, Class 1 Drivers License and Valid Oilfield Tickets Wise is a leading oilfield services provider that is committed to Quality and Safety excellence. By empowering positive attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values, our employees care for the success of one another.

Job functions will include, but not be limited to: • Prepare accurate & timely Financial Statements, daily & monthly. • Prepare month end close process & reports. • Prepare quarterly reports for owners. • Prepare working papers & lead sheet for year end. • Monthly GST & PST filings • Maintain master vehicle spreadsheet. • Maintain insurance requirements. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

For more information see

www.wiseisi.com

Please Forward All Resumes to jobs@wiseisi.com or by fax to 403-340-1046

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Job Requirements: Post-Secondary Diploma in Accounting or Finance, minimum 5 years or more experience in a similar role. Must be well versed in accounting processes, have the ability to multitask & is a solid team player. Must be flexible in job duties. Comprehensive health & dental benefits offered. Forward resumes to (403) 845-7998, or by e-mail to: humanresources@hartoil.com

Restaurant/ Hotel

RENTAL TECHNICIAN

Aero Rental Services, a division of Western Energy Services Partnership is currently looking for a candidate to fill the following position. The Rental Technician will provide support to field operations and personnel; responsible for taking calls, filing customer orders, generating work orders and POs as well as coordinating transport. QUALIFICATIONS

• Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills • Able to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Pressure control experience an asset • First Aid/CPR, H2S Trained • Valid Class 5 Drivers license Email: careers@wesc.ca Mail: AERO Rental Services 6525-67th Street Red Deer, Alberta T4P 1A3 Fax: (403) 356-1370 Website: www.wesc.ca

We offer competitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

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DAD’S PIZZA

P/T / F/T COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave. JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! COOKS HELPER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673 RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS Exp. pref’d, but not necessary. F/T wk days & weekends. Approx. 35 hrs/wk. Bonus program. Rate: $13.50/hr. Applicants may apply in person at 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 or email: info@ramadareddeer.com

WAITER / WAITRESS, HOST & BUS PEOPLE Full Time & Part Time Varying shifts. Excellent & wages & benefits. Call 403-346-5448 Ask for the manager.


D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Sales & Distributors

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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 premierjobrd@gmail.com SYNIK CLOTHING - Retail Clothing P/T, 20-30 hrs./wk Gasoline Alley apply within. 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@ mywirelessworld.ca

Trades

850

BRICAR CONTRACTING now hiring Heavy Equipment Operators, Skid Steer Operators and Laborers. Send resumes to: office@bricar.ca or fax 403-347-6296 CARPENTERS and laborers with exp. in farm buildings. 403-318-6406 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

GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires

SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email info@goodmenroofing.ca or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

MECHANIC REQUIRED

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

Trades

850

Truckers/ Drivers

860

SAFETY PERSON REQUIRED

Red Deer Oilfield Construction Company EXPERIENCE with ISN, COMPLY WORKS, C.O.R. Only people with experience apply. Send resume either by email or fax: 403-340-3471 info@dynamicprojects.ca

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time

Foremen, Carpenters Apprentices & Laborers Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: admin@shunda.ca TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: earl707@telus.net. and/or fax 403-347-7913 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Truckers/ Drivers

860

BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or dtl@telus.net DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 EXP’D CLASS 1 end dump driver for local haul. Please fax resume with driver’s abstract 403-342-6881 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

880

ACADEMIC Express

PROFESSIONAL Truck Driver Position Available

Women in the Trades Program

www.ads-pipe.com KENTWOOD Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., the world’s • Math and Science for & the Trades Program largest and most innovative manufacturer of HDPE GLENDALE • GED Preparation drainage products is expanding and are Gov’t of Alberta Funding currently accepting may be available. applications for a certified Call Joanne Class 1 Driver, with a 403-314-4308 403-340-1930 minimum of two (2) years for more info B-train trailer experience. www.academicexpress.ca ADS Drivers are required to safely operate company Tired of Standing? equipment and provide a Find something to sit on high level of customer in Classifieds service, delivering our AFTERNOON products within central newspaper carriers Alberta. ADS Drivers are Misc. required to be drug free needed in the Help and maintain legal transfollowing areas: portation paperwork and driving practices. This position requires a valid BOWER Class 1 License, with previous off road forklift ADULT CARRIERS experience a definite asset. We offer quarterly NEEDED cash safety bonuses as MOUNTVIEW For delivery of the well as a comprehensive morning medical plan. ADVOCATE Benefits include: Company provided Group WEST PARK in Red Deer Canadian Benefits (Reliable vehicle needed.) Voluntary dental Life insurance WESTLAKE Short-term and long-term disability INGLEWOOD AREA Retirement Savings Plan For more information (RSP) and Deferred Profit SUNNYBROOK AREA Sharing Plan (DPSP) phone Loren at VANIER AREA Paid Vacation 403-314-4316 Safety Bonus All applicants are subject to a pre-employment Classifieds...costs so little Call Prodie: physical and MVR check. Saves you so much! 403-314-4301 Interested Applicants may submit a resume, along for more info Looking for a new pet? with a current drivers Check out Classifieds to abstract to: find the purrfect pet. Advanced Drainage We change daily Systems Canada Inc. to serve you better. DRIVING INSTRUCTORS, 4316 Gerdts Ave. training provided for Start your career! Blindman Ind. Park Rimbey, Drayton Valley, Red Deer County, AB. See Help Wanted Ponoka and Red Deer. T4S-2A8 Fax: Streetwise Driving School. DISPATCHER REQ’D. (403) 346-5806 340-8848 Knowledge of Red Deer E-mail ken.mccutcheon@ and area is essential. ads-pipe.com Verbal and written Position closing date: communication skills are March 28, 2014 req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 Looking for a new pet? Looking for a place Check out Classifieds to to live? EXPERIENCED auto glass find the purrfect pet. Take a tour through the installer wanted immediCLASSIFIEDS ately. Wage dependent on exp. Good communication Misc. Classifieds and phone skills. 8-5 Mon. Your place to SELL Help - Fri. Drop resume off at Your place to BUY 4801-78 St. No phone calls.

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TRUCKERS

Busy road construction company looking for Class 1, Class 3, and winch truck drivers. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have at least 3 yr’s exp. Fax resume to 403-309-0489

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104 to 194 Blocks of Douglas St. $58/mo. ALSO Dietz Close, Durie Close and 1 block of Davison Dr. $51/mo.

RV TECHNICIANS RV SERVICE WRITERS RV PARTS PERSONNEL Competitive wages and benefits

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EASTVIEW Erickson Dr., Eldrige Cr., Everitt Cr., Elkin Cl., $187/mo. ALSO 37 Ave. from 39 St. to 44 St. and Exeter Cr. and 38A Ave. Area $111/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA

2804 GAETZ AVE., RED DEER

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

ANDERS 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 MICHENER AREA

Addinnell Close / Allan St. Abbott Close / Anders St. Anders Close INGLEWOOD AREA Isherwood Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA Lacey Close / Lennon Close Landry Close / Lawson Close Addington Drive Lamont Close Lund Close MORRISROE AREA Vicar Street / McKee Close Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres

Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489

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. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

MORNING newspaper carriers needed in the following areas: SOUTH HILL For more information phone Loren at 403-314-4316

West of 40Ave. between Ross St. and 52 Ave. $264/mo ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo. TIMBERSTONE AREA Timberstone Way $302/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN

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

SAFETY PERSON

Busy road construction company looking for safety person. Work is throughout the province. Experience is an asset but willing to train the right person. Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Fax resume 403-309-0489

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Children's Items

1580

BABY SEAT, Brightstars with music & vibration. $10. 403-356-9019 LEAPSTER L-MAX w/tv cables, game, good cond. $35 403-314-9603

Clothing

1590

LADIES clothing, large variety, size 8-10, box full $20 403-314-9603

EquipmentHeavy

1630

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

Tools

1640

CRAFTSMAN 3 hp 10” blade mitre saw $79; rolling tool bag, HD wheels, telescoping handles $35 403-342-7460

Misc. Help

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Enumerators Needed 2014 MUNICIPAL CENSUS

For further information on this position, please contact 403-885-4677 or email hr@blackfalds.com. All interested applicants are to submit a resume no later than Friday, March 21, 2014 to: Town of Blackfalds, Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB, T0M 0J0 fax: 403-885-4610 | email: hr@blackfalds.com website: www.blackfalds.com Thank you to those who are interested and apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Household Furnishings

1720

Office Supplies

1800

(1) 3’x6 ‘ next to new General Manager’s Desk, light caramel in color. $195. 403-347-7405

Sporting Goods

1860

RE-CURVE BOW, 62” with 6 arrows & storage case. CHEST Freezer, Kenmore, & COMPOUND BOW with 5 c.f. $50 403-346-9169 6 arrows & storage case. New archery book & lots of WORKING WHITE accessories, $199 for all. GE STOVE New condition. w/black glass front. 403-986-1720 $200 obo. 403-782-3398

Travel Packages

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TRAVEL ALBERTA CARD TABLE & four Alberta offers chairs. One small tear in SOMETHING table top but otherwise in for everyone. excellent condition and Make your travel very sturdy. $20 obo. plans now. Phone 403-346-2426. China Cabinet. $40 obo. Phone 403-346-2426. CINA Cabinet, solid wood, buffet $99; and glass front hutch. $99. 403-346-9169 COMPUTER Desk with lots of storage space. $30 AGRICULTURAL obo. Phone 403-346-2426. CLASSIFICATIONS COMPUTER desk, large 2000-2290 with 1 drawer, 1 cupboard, lots of shelving. $150. obo 403-598-0540 COUCH with floral pattern. Tractors Custom made. Excellent condition. JOHN DEERE 9400 $190 obo. Tractor with or w/o 16’ 6 Phone 403-346-2426. way blade. 403-502-1091 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with 32” TV. Exc. condition. $50 obo. Phone Livestock 403-346-2426. KING SIZE BOX SPRING, FLATLAND RANCH $100. has on offer yearling and SINGLE FUTON, wood 2 year old Gelbvieh Bulls. base & mattress, $30. We have been selling 403-350-9029 or reputable bulls for 15 years 403-343-7389 Chuck 403-854-6270 KITCHEN TABLE with bench seating for 3 plus 2 chairs. Storage space under bench seats. Horses Excellent condition. $80 obo. WANTED: all types of Phone 403-346-2426 horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. LIVING ROOM CHAIR 403-651-5912 WITH HIGH BACK. Blue. Excellent condition. $75 obo. Grain, Feed Phone 403-346-2426.

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QUEEN MATTRESS (Sealy Perfect Sleeper) Like new, used very little. $250 obo. Call 403-343-7389 or 403-350-9029 SHEET set, afghan, cushions $20 403-314-9603 SOLID OAK DINING TABLE. Seats 6 and includes 2 leaves to extend table to seat 10. Comes with 4 chairs. Excellent condition. $145 obo. Phone 403-346-2426 SQUARE, OPAQUE GLASS TOP TABLE AND 2 CHAIRS. Excellent condition. $60 obo. Phone 403-346-2426

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

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Volks Place / Vanier Drive

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27” COLOUR TV w/stand. $100. 25” IN CABINET COLOUR CLASSIFICATIONS TV, $50. 1500-1990 8” TRAVEL COLOUR TV, $30. 403-341-4632 Bicycles TOSHIBA 50” rear projection TV, $99; Glass front media stand, $30. NORCO mens 12 spd. 403-346-9169 bike, good cond., $35 403-356-9019

The Town of Blackfalds is currently recruiting enumerators to assist in conducting the 2014 Municipal Census to be held in May and June. Enumerators must be at least 18 years of age, have basic computer skills, be available to work 20-30 hours per week during the census (including evenings and weekends), walk in various weather conditions carrying and operating a computer tablet.

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

Household Appliances

Stereos TV's, VCRs

stuff

Looking for some exercise and a little extra cash?

Vanson Close / Visser St.

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

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Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Sherwood Cres.

Viscount Drive

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2100

SUNNYBROOK AREA

VANIER AREA

LOGS

LABOUR

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

DEER PARK AREA

is now accepting resumes for

Misc. for Sale

1660

CLEARVIEW and CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREAS

2 Blocks of Cosgrove Cres. $80/mo. ALSO Cunningham Cres. $50/mo.

SOUTHSIDE RV PARTS & SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Fax resumes to 403-309-3860 Email: rvparts@southsidereddeer.com or drop off in person, attention Matt Peterson

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

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Tools

WORKMATE Work Bench. SET OF smoked glass $40 obo. Phone pots and lids, all sizes $25; 403-346-2426. assortment of queen sheets sets, mattress cover $30, elec. roasting pan $20; antique bean crock Firewood pot $25 403-348-6449

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the SPRING START ADVOCATE • Community Support Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Worker Program 6 days/week in: ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd

is looking for JOURNEYMAN HD MECHANIC or REG’D APPRENTICE. Ability to complete CVIP inspections is considered an asset. Top wages/ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls. roadtrain.com

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Misc. for Sale

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(1) 15”x30” Painted in brilliant colors of Chief Crowfoot’s Peace Party PowPow at sunset. $200. 403-347-7405 (2) Blackfoot Holyman’s Shield, 18”x30”. $195. for both. 403-347-7405 2 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING 5X7 CARPETS & 1 matching oval. Clean, will sell separately. $45. DAVID WINTER COLLECTORS HOUSES in original boxes. $20/ea. CANNON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Exc. cond. $75. 403-352-8811 3 SAW horses 36”L x 27”H $8/ea, 6 shelf boards 5/8” thick x 16” W $40, box of garden chemicals and powder $3, galvanized garbage can w/lid $12, hose reel cart, portable $40, aluminum scoop shovel $10, claw bars 17”L $5, 30”L $9, ice scraper $8, ice pick custom made for ice fishing $47 403-314-2026 BREAD Maker, $25 DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino KENMORE BUILT IN VACUUM UNIT including hose, $125. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 KENMORE White microwave oven 800W, $30. KENMORE model 30 dehumidifier, exc. cond., $75. POTTERY SOUP SET with urn & label. 4 bowls, casserole dish & salad bowl w/4 plates, like new, $95. 403-352-8811 KEURIG ONE CUP COFFEE MAKER, never used, $75. 3 RAIN BARRELS & Pedestals, $75/ea. 403-341-4632 OAKLEY Sunglasses model D Whisker Silver /00BLK IRID, polar, never used, $95. 403-352-8811 PRECISION water distiller and reservoir, PWS 8MST seldom used, new $799, your price $150 403-755-2760

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

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rentals CLASSIFICATIONS

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes

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4 BDRM., 3 bath, 1800 sq.ft. fully furn. house. $2000/mo. 403-302-0488

Condos/ Townhouses

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60 + seniors condo, avail. Apr. 1, 403-598-0503

HALMAN Heights

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1395, SD $1000. Avail. Immed. or Apr. 1 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

KITSON CLOSE

newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Avail. Immed. or Apr. 1st. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545

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wounded. The citation states that late in the battle, Rodela “was the only member of his company who was moving and he began to run from one position to the next, checking for casualties and moving survivors into different positions in an attempt to form a stable defence line. Throughout the battle, in spite of his wounds, Rodela repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to attend to the fallen and eliminate an enemy rocket position.” In an interview with the Army News Service last December, he said simply, “We trained for this and I would have done it again.” Morris was a staff sergeant during combat operations on Sept. 17, 1969, near Chi Lang, South Vietnam. According to the Pentagon, Morris led soldiers across enemy lines to retrieve his team sergeant, who had been killed. He singlehandedly destroyed an enemy force hidden in bunkers that had pinned down his battalion. Morris was shot three times as he ran with American casualties. Morris received the Distinguished Service Cross in April 1970. That same month, he returned to Vietnam for his second tour. “I never really did worry about decorations,” Morris told The Associated Press last month. But he said he fell to his knees when he received the surprise call from Obama with news that he was to be honoured. Erevia was cited for courage while serving as a radiotelephone operator on May 21, 1969, during a search-and-clear mission near Tam Ky, South Vietnam. He was a specialist 4 when his battalion tried to take a hill fortified by Viet Cong and

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North Vietnam Army soldiers. The Pentagon says he singlehandedly silenced four Viet Cong bunkers. As for the medal, he told the publication Soldier Live last month, “I’m only thankful I’m getting it while I’m alive.” Among those who received a posthumous medal was Leonard Kravitz, an assistant machinegunner in the Korean War who is credited with saving his platoon by providing cover for retreating troops. He died in the attack. He is the uncle of singer and actor Lenny Kravitz, who attended Tuesday’s ceremony. Tuesday’s mass ceremony, the largest since World War II, was the result of an Army review conducted under a directive from Congress in the 2002 National Defence Authorization Act. The law required that the record of each Jewish-American and Hispanic-American veteran who received a Service Cross during or after World War II be reviewed for possible upgrade to the Medal of Honor. The Pentagon said the Army reviewed the cases of the 6,505 recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars and found an eligible pool of 600 soldiers who may have been Jewish or Hispanic. The Army also worked with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and the American GI Forum, the largest Hispanic-American veterans group, to pinpoint potential medal recipients. During the initial review, investigators found that other soldiers who had received the Distinguished Service Cross appeared to meet the criteria for a Medal of Honor and the directive was expanded to permit them to be considered for the upgraded honour.

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President Barack Obama, right, holds Nancy Weinstein, before she accepts the Medal of Honor on behalf of her husband, Sgt. Jack Weinstein of Saint Francis, Kan., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington. Obama awarded 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

PRETORIA, South Africa — Standing with his arms straight out in front of him and gripping an imaginary pistol in court, a South African police ballistics expert showed Tuesday how he estimated the trajectory of the four bullets Oscar Pistorius fired through a toilet door while standing on his stumps to kill his girlfriend. Capt. Christiaan Mangena said Pistorius shot at a slightly downward angle into the cubicle where Reeva Steenkamp was, with the bullet holes around a meter (3 feet) high in the wood door. Pistorius was about 2.2 metres (7 feet) away from the door when he shot, Mangena said. Mangena investigated how the double-amputee athlete shot Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year by reassembling the broken toilet cubicle door, re-hanging it in Pistorius’ bathroom and then tracing the direction of the bullets through the holes in the door and, in the case of one that missed Steenkamp, to marks on the walls inside the toilet cubicle. Mangena said he used thin rods and a laser beam to determine the path of the bullets that killed Steenkamp. The testimony, which began to deal with the crux of the case, came late in Tuesday’s court proceedings. Mangena is expected to reveal his conclusions in testimony Wednesday. By recreating the angle of the shots and matching that with the wounds Steenkamp suffered in the head, hip and arm, Mangena may be able to describe what position the model was in when she was hit. With Steenkamp’s mother June attending court, Mangena explained he had referred to post-mortem photographs to understand the bullet wounds. “I have to see the injuries sustained. I have to see the position of injuries sustained,” he said. Mangena’s evidence could help show if Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp. If she was standing up and backed away from the door and in a corner when she was hit, it

might cast doubt on Pistorius’ version that his girlfriend had gone to use the toilet, without him knowing, in the middle of the night and he mistook her for a dangerous intruder. If Mangena can conclude which bullet hit Steenkamp in the head, it may also make it possible for the court to decide if she was able to scream during the shots, as prosecutors say she did. Pistorius says Steenkamp did not scream and he therefore did not know he was shooting at her in the pre-dawn hours in his darkened bathroom. Pistorius, 27, is charged with premeditated murder for killing Steenkamp, 29. He pleaded not guilty and says he shot her accidentally and then struck the toilet door with a cricket bat to get to her after realizing what he had done. Prosecutors charge that Pistorius, a boundary-breaking disabled athlete who ran at the Olympics, killed Steenkamp in a rage after a loud argument that caused her to flee to the toilet. Pistorius said he was on his stumps when he shot and prosecutors now do not dispute the assertion after initially alleging he was on his prosthetic limbs. Earlier Tuesday, defence lawyer Barry Roux argued, through a minute examination of police photographs of the blood-spattered scene, that evidence was moved around in violation of procedure during the investigation. Warrant Officer Bennie van Staden, a police photographer, took photos of the scene, including of blood stains, bullet casings, the gun and the cricket bat found inside Pistorius’ bathroom. Roux has challenged previous police witnesses, seeking to uncover contradictions and reported mishaps to support his argument that officers bungled the investigation, an allegation made by the defence at the start of the trial. In a painstaking process, Roux studied many photos taken by van Staden and another police officer and pointed out that objects had been moved. Roux also used time of day records on the images to show that the two policemen taking photographs were in the same room, even though van Staden testified he was working alone.


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Yoga by Numbers brings poses to the people USED AS ADAPTIVE TOOL BY RIK STEVENS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOW, N.H. — Combine Twister, paint-by-numbers and the ancient Hindu practice of breath control, meditation and poses, and you get Yoga by Numbers. The approach — complete with a numbered mat — was designed by a Boston woman whose own health scare inspired her to put yoga in reach for people with physical limitations, tight schedules or other roadblocks to traditional practice. The oversized yoga mat is dotted with big, numbered circles that look like the target in a rifle scope. The accompanying DVD gives true yoga beginners — those who wouldn’t know an up-dog from a Chihuahua — a step-by-step roadmap to learn the poses at their own pace. Elizabeth Morrow was an athlete, a skier and soccer player who, two years ago, found herself hospitalized with a right lung full of blood clots, the lower lobe completely collapsed. When she was strong enough to start exercising again, she found even the easiest of yoga classes too taxing. She didn’t have the stamina for an hour, couldn’t hold the poses the way the instructor wanted. So, the 32-year-old started thinking of ways to make it easier, more convenient and even more fundamental than the myriad DVDs already on the market. “I was thinking about a paintby-number kit where you don’t

need to be Picasso or van Gogh, you just follow what they tell you and you’ll come out with something,” she said. “I just wanted something that felt really accessible and doable for people. The image of the mat just popped into my head: ‘Wow, I can do yoga by numbers as well.”’ The DVD tells users exactly which circle to put their hands and feet in and allows for advancement to more challenging poses. Yoga by Numbers has been compared to Twister, the popular game with giant colored circles, spinning wheel and crazy, crosslimbed poses. But Morrow’s cool with that, even when it comes from critics. “I think it’s awesome when they have that reaction because to me, that means they get it and they know how to use it,” said Morrow, a certified yoga instructor. Morrow has sold to people who live far from a yoga studio, those with tight schedules who need to squeeze in practice whenever they can, and people with health conditions. The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that recent studies of people with chronic low-back pain suggest yoga can help reduce pain and improve function. Other research shows regular practice might reduce heart rate, blood pressure and stress and may help relieve anxiety and depression. “People who are older are using it because the DVD really focuses you on not contorting yourself into Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics,” Morrow said. She demonstrated the mat recently at her parent’s house in

Bow, N.H., about an hour north of Boston. The latest “Yoga in America” study, released by Yoga Journal, reported 20.4 million Americans practiced yoga in 2012, compared to 15.8 million in 2008. They spent $10.3 billion on classes and products, up from $5.7 billion the earlier survey. Janet Lark teaches yoga in Ogden, Iowa, and had a bad experience with a poorly cut, astringent-smelling mat, so she started doing some research. She came upon Morrow’s mat and was struck by how simple it was for novices. “It truly was a ‘Duh! Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner?’ moment,” she said. “It is fantastic to notice how quickly the clients start to focus on making sure they are properly aligned.” Morrow, who worked in the non-profit sector for several years, also hears from purists who poohpooh the mats as a gimmick. “My response is that this is not a mandate,” she said. “I think that if you’re already practicing yoga and it works for you, that’s great and I’m really excited for you. I’m interested in hearing from people for whom the system doesn’t work.” A spokeswoman for the nonprofit Yoga Alliance, which represents teachers, schools and studios, said the ideal situation is to learn from a master teacher in private classes, but time and cost can be barriers. “Any tool that helps people practice yoga is a good thing,” said Katie Desmond. “And so we applaud Elizabeth’s ingenuity in spreading the power of yoga by helping to make the process of learning yoga as a beginner more accessible.”

Overnight dialysis showing promise BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Could the nighttime be the right time for kidney dialysis? A Calgary hospital thinks so, and has set up an overnight program that lets more than two dozen patients get their thrice-weekly treatment while they sleep. Dr. Jennifer MacRae says traditionally, patients experiencing renal failure get four-hour daytime dialysis sessions. But she says that treatment causes significantly more discomfort than the overnight sessions, which last eight hours and take a slower approach to cleaning the blood of built-up toxins and excess fluid. Patient Caitlin Tighe, who is 30, says the program has resulted in a significant increase in her energy level. She says when she gets up in the morning after a treatment, she can go for a swim or do some yoga. “Before, when I was doing four hours (of dialysis) during the day, I’d be so wiped out afterwards that I’d have to go home and sleep for another four hours. And then, not long after that, it would be time for bed.” Currently, kidney patients face a 50 per cent mortality rate after five years on dialysis with cardiac failure being the leading cause of death. “Traditionally with a typical dialysis we have difficulties with removing excess fluid,” says MacRae. “What happens, is that results in changes to the heart, the heart gets dilated and the muscle gets thicker and these things are associated with bad cardiovascular outcomes.” Slower-paced hemodialysis has been associated with fewer side effects and can lead to improvements in blood pressure. MacRae hopes it can also help dialysis patients stay healthy and strong as they wait for a kidney transplant. “By being able to reduce some of the symptoms they’re experiencing, ultimately we hope to see it translate to improved cardiovascular outcomes down the road.” Overnight home hemodialysis has been available in Alberta for many years but many patients do not have sufficient space to accommodate renovations to their homes or are unable to undergo training to operate a dialysis machine.

Study shows gender differences in time to coronary care WOMEN WAIT LONGER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Younger women experiencing a heart attack or other cardiac event wait longer for essential care in emergency rooms than men of a similar age, a new study suggests. The research also found that both women and men who score as having more feminine traits on a standardized test wait longer for care as well. The lead author of the study, Roxanne Pelletier, said the findings suggest younger people of both genders who go to hospital with suspected heart attacks need to be clear about their symptoms. “Both men and women need to know that the way they present themselves and the way they report their symptoms may have an important influence on their access to care,” said Pelletier, a clinical psychologist and post-doctoral fellow at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. “And so they need to know that they should be assertive when expressing their needs and reporting their symptoms. And they need to be concise and precise when reporting their symptoms.” If they are suffering from chest pain, that should be the first symptom they report, and the symptom they stress, Pelletier said. The study was published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It’s well known that diagnosing heart attacks in older women can be more difficult than in older men, and that those women sometimes do not get the same level of care or the same speed of care that men do. But less is known about younger adults who have cardiac events and whether sex or gender influences the speed of care they receive. So Pelletier and colleagues set out to look at the question, enrolling 1,153 cardiac patients aged 18 to 55 between January 2009 and April 2013. A total of 24 Canadian hospitals, one Swiss hospital and one American hospital took part in the study.

Participants were people who were hospitalized after a cardiac event, with nurses gathering health information and conducting interviews to score them for feminine versus masculine traits and roles within 24 hours of the patient’s admission to hospital. The researchers wanted to see whether sex alone — male or female — appeared to be predictive of time to care or whether gender-related characteristics also might be influencing care. So they used a standard questionnaire to score patients on traits like shyness, gullibility, sensitivity to others and compassion. They saw that regardless of sex, patients who presented with more typically feminine traits experienced longer delays and were less likely to receive some of the invasive procedures than patients who scored higher on the masculine traits side did. “At the triage, maybe these patients are just less assertive,” Pelletier said. It should be noted that most of the patients did not receive standard treatments within the time frames recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Those organizations recommend that incoming cardiac patients receive electrocardiograms within 10 minutes of arrival, receive clot-busting drugs within 30 minutes and undergo angioplasty — opening clogged arteries with balloons — within 90 minutes.

Nearly 60 per cent of men in the study received clot-busting drugs within the recommended time frame. For women, that rate was less than 40 per cent. About 38 per cent of men got an ECG within 10 minutes, compared to about 30 per cent of women. There was no statistically significant difference between the time to angioplasty for men and women, but only around 50 per cent underwent the procedure within the recommended time. Dr. Paul Armstrong, a cardiologist at the University of Alberta, said there are details missing from the study that make it difficult to assess the findings. For one thing, Armstrong said, the researchers don’t indicate whether the patients arrived in the emergency department by ambulance or under their own steam. That typically plays a role in how quickly patients are triaged, he said, and if more male patients arrived by ambulance that could have had an impact on the findings. As well, Armstrong noted that only people who survived the cardiac event were included in the study. Nothing is known about whether some patients died in the emergency room or before they could be interviewed by the study nurse. If there were differences there between the breakdown of male and female patients, that could also have an impact on the outcome, he said.

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