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PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION C CHANGES HAVE RED DEER DEER’S ADDICTS TURNING TO HER HEROIN FOR THEIR FIX — OFTEN W WITH FATAL RESULTS This is part one of three-part series on drugs in Red Deer. BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF What was old is new again — and it’s killing people. Heroin is getting cheaper and stronger, there’s more around and users are making mistakes with their doses. “It’s out of control,” says Carl, a 20-year junkie who moved to Red Deer in an attempt to get clean
after Calgary police broke up his gang. So far, the 45-year-old father of seven is having limited success. Carl offered a glimpse into his world on a Monday afternoon, just hours after his most recent hit, while warming up and visiting friends at Berachah Place — a day shelter where people can drop in for coffee, a bite to eat and companionship. Born in England, Carl immigrated to Montreal with his family when he was in Grade 1. He doesn’t remember how he became addicted to heroin, only that he suffered from depression and turned to drugs to help mask his pain. He is among those watching helplessly as an ago-
nizing trend takes hold. Only three days had passed since the most recent incident of a fatal overdose among the group of regulars at Berachah Place. Changes in prescription medication have played a role in the rising use of heroin on the street, says Cpl. Len Larson, head of the Red Deer City RCMP’s street team. “They’ve changed the (formulation) so you have a hard time injecting them, and they’re slow release so you’re not getting your high like you used to,” says Larson.
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Having spent 14 years at one, Willie Littlechild has always been familiar with Indian residential schools. Despite that personal experience, the Ermineskin band member and honourary chief of the Maskwacis Cree was often left awestruck during his nearly five years listening to the stories of other former residential school attendees through the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). “Personally I couldn’t believe — I knew it was there — but the depth of abuse that went on across the country in the schools was really significant in my view. It shocks me in a way that it still stays with me. There are some awful, awful tragic stories about what went on to children in these schools,” said Littlechild on Wednesday. He is one of three commissioners overseeing the TRC. The commission started its work in 2009, and in the intervening five years it has crisscrossed the country, providing forums for residential school survivors to share their stories and documenting what is revealed.
The seventh and final national event took place in Edmonton last week, an event Littlechild simply labelled “fantastic.” The commission has visited over 300 communities — including Red Deer last year — since the first event in Winnipeg in 2010, recording more than 6,000 statements made by former pupils. Over the next year, the commissioners will be tasked with compiling the recollections into a final report and making recommendations based on the hearings. No matter where the commission was in Canada, Littlechild said there were common threads; abuse, be it sexual, physical, mental or spiritual went on in every region of the country. The schools were tasked with “taking the Indian out of the child” and creating homogeny. During his own time at Ermineskin Indian Residential School, Littlechild recalls having to stay in at recess time to learn how to write right-handed. “I was perceived as being possessed by the devil. I heard that story over and over again from many (former) students who were left-handed who were severely impacted by that categorization,” said Littlechild, who served as the member of Parliament for the Wetaskiwin riding from 1988 to 1993.
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Proposed parkade for hospital subject of open house BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Finding a parking spot is often one of the biggest complaints when visiting the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. But the race for parking may soon be alleviated if the proposed $44-million, five-level parkade that will nearly double the existing parking spaces goes ahead. In the first of several upcoming community information sessions, residents heard the overall plans at the South complex common area in the hospital on Wednesday. Kerry Bales, chief zone officer with Alberta Health Services Central Zone, said the expansion will add 1,100 spaces to the existing 1,200 spots. Most people who stopped by the open house ex-
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HEROIN: Far more common than in the past For a number of years, prescriptions drugs including oxycodone — manufactured and sold as OxyContin — were commonly traded on the street by addicts looking for a particular brand of high. In February 2012, Health Canada attempted to limit street use of OxyContin by replacing it with OxyNEO. The replacement drug is more difficult to inject because it is harder to crush and the binding agent gels when mixed with water, says Sylvan Lake pharmacist Giovanni Ursella. A generic drug manufacturer is now distributing the drug previously marketed as OxyContin, says Ursella. In the meantime, however, the use of heroin has become far more common than in was in the past. It’s not just that junkies need a replacement for “oxy,” says Carl. There’s more heroin around than there was before, it’s cheaper as a result and the concoctions are unknown, leaving users unclear on how much they need to get the high they expect. The toll on users has reached frightening proportions. Berachah Place co-ordinator Millard MacDonald says drug overdoses are taking at least one client a month from among the 120 to 140 people he sees every day, including one death in late February while staff and volunteers were still trying to shake the loss in January of a vivacious young mother of two who had found a place in everyone’s heart. A copy of her portrait is posted on the office wall at Berachah Place, a grim reminder of the deep sorrow hidden behind the warm smiles and the hot coffee. Posters showing the names and faces of others were taken off the wall late in February.
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pressed their support for the project. “It’s fairly well known there is a great need for the extra parking here on site,” said Bales. “Anyone who has had to access services will attest to that.” The multi-storey parking garage will be built on the on the north side of 39th Street, across from the hospital’s main entrance. It will be built on a foundation that will allow two additional levels in the future. Bales said while AHS has approved the project, the hospital must still work with the community, and the city on any permits that are necessary to move the project ahead. A development permit will be filed with the city’s Municipal Planning Commission sometime this spring. Construction could get underway as early as this fall and take about 18 months to complete. Without a doubt, there will be disruption and
noise related to the construction. Bales said they will work with the surrounding community when they get to that stage. For the most part, public and patient parking should not be impacted during the work. Only about 10 public parking stalls will be lost during the construction. The details around temporary parking arrangements for staff are still being sorted out. The parking rates at the hospital are standardized across the province so there will not be an increase in rates due to construction. Over the next few months and during the various permit phases of the project, AHS will hold additional public information sessions on the plans for development. For more information, visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/9763.asp email@example.com
MacDonald explains that the collection is being reorganized into a monument. MacDonald and his crew were recently approached by the founders of SMILE — Supporting Many Individuals while Lending Encouragement — to see if they would like to have a feature wall honouring those who have become sober and in memorial of those who have died. Creator Terri Grills says she and her partners put forward the proposal of building an apple tree, with leaves and apples on the branches for those who are struggling to stay clean, and fallen leaves for those whose lives were sacrificed to their addiction. It will be a big project, said Grills. Berachah Place has provided her with a list of 50 people who died from overdosing on street drugs. Carl says he had three close calls in the last year, giving Berachah Place and the people of Red Deer full credit for the help he has received since moving here. He speaks softly, almost a whisper, his voice drifting off at times. “Red Deer is a nice town. It saved my life. They gave me a place, opened my eyes. People care. This is a great place to raise your kid, raise a family. There are a lot of opportunities here.” firstname.lastname@example.org
“The work we’ve done I think sets us on a real good path towards reconciliation. So my hope is that we will be able to restore respectful relationships among each other, both among ourselves in our own community first of all, and then with the non-indigenous neighbours and indeed the rest of the country,” he said, also noting that relationships must be forged with new Canadians who may not be familiar with the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. In many cases, he said, reconciliation efforts are already underway. At last week’s event, the City of Edmonton declared a Year of Reconciliation, and many other groups have made positive gestures. Wetaskiwin and Littlechild’s home community of Maskwacis embarked on a joint initiative last year in an effort to develop better relationships. One of the mandates of the TRC is to educate the Canadian public, with Littlechild saying the hearings have increased awareness. A national research centre is to be set up in Winnipeg featuring records from the TRC, and the Alberta government announced last week that the teaching of residential school history and First Nations treaties will be mandatory in all grades from now on. “It’ll contribute to better relations, even among children and youth on the playground,” said Littlechild, “They’re going to begin to understand for the first time each other, because the level of awareness in schools right now is just nowhere near where it needs to be.” The commission has also discovered the names of over 4,000 children who died while attending residential schools, a process Littlechild said the Red Deer event set in motion. He added that the media has played a big role in ensuring the painful legacy of residential schools is widely shared and understood. The $60-million TRC was established as part of a 2007 federal settlement with residential school survivors that included a national apology. According to federal government estimates, more than 150,000 aboriginal students were forced to attend any of the 139 federally funded schools between the 1870s and 1996. email@example.com
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COMMISSION: Final report due next June While the various hearings have focused on the telling of difficult truths from the past, the process of reconciliation, Littlechild says, must carry on long past the issuance of the commission’s final report next June.
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Still no hats in the ring for PC leadership CALGARY — There has been plenty of tire-kicking, but so far no one has officially bought into Alberta’s Progressive Conservative leadership race. Party officials are expected to set the opening date of the campaign in a week or so, but one name some might have expected to see on a nominations list won’t be there. Former Alberta treasurer and one-time Tory leadership candidate Jim Dinning says he won’t be in the running to replace Alison Redford. Redford resigned March 23 amid growing concerns about her expenses and leadership style. Dinning confirmed in an email on Wednesday that he isn’t interested in the job, but he refused to comment, instead providing a link to a piece he penned for the Calgary Herald entitled “Alberta PCs Need a Strong Leader, But It Won’t Be Me.” “I’m grateful to those Albertans who’ve asked me to run for the leadership. I thank you, but I believe my political ’best before’ date is behind me. I’ve done my tour of duty both as a public servant and an elected politician. It’s time for new blood,” Dinning writes.
“I remain an ardent Progressive Conservative, my party affiliation since I knocked on doors for Peter Lougheed in 1971. I believe in what his party stood for and I’ll support a leader who will breathe life into his vision once again.”
‘A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ON THE SIDELINES, A LOT OF MONEY IS ON THE SIDELINES, WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THIS COULD GO ON FOR QUITE SOME TIME.’ — DAVID TARAS POLITICAL SCIENTIST AT MOUNT ROYAL
Calgary-based Dinning was treasurer between 1992 and 1997 under thenpremier Ralph Klein and he ran in the 2006 Tory leadership race won by Ed Stelmach. He does not mention Redford by name in his article, but does offer observations and suggestions for whoever becomes the next leader. “Entitlement breeds and flourishes when governments and political parties forget who the boss really is. “Albertans are the boss. Party members are the leader’s boss. Period,” he writes. “We must elect a leader who gets it: a leader who believes Albertans are the entitled ones, entitled to good government and strong leader-
Opposition parties want disclosure on trust fund BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta’s opposition parties want the Progressive Conservatives to disclose how much money they have in a secret trust fund the party has been dipping into for decades. The governing Tories passed a law in 1977 making such trust funds illegal, but excluded their own party from the legislation in a grandfathering clause. The Wildrose party called Wednesday on the Tories to shut down the fund and come clean. “Every other political party in Alberta must reveal its assets. It’s the law,” Wildrose member Jeff Wilson said. “It’s basic transparency. It’s what Albertans expect and deserve.” The Progressive Conservatives created the fund in 1977 when Peter Lougheed was premier and the party controlled 69 seats in the 75-seat legislature. It was first known as “P.C. Bill 24 Trust,” but that name was changed in 1993 to “Tapcal Trust.” Drew Westwater, an Elections Alberta spokesman, said the trust fund is legal and the Tories have filed annual financial statements declaring how much money they have transferred from the fund to the party. Disclosure documents filed with Elections Alberta suggest millions of dollars has been transferred over the years, including $513,713 in 1992 alone. In some years, the amounts are listed as “Transfers from Trust.” In others, they’re simply called “Transfers.” There was also a period between 1994 and 2005 when the transfers were not included as separate line items in financial statements. The party then provided more detail for these years in 2006, at the request of the chief electoral officer. In 2007, the party began filing separate letters that use the term “Tapcal Trust” when reporting the money transfers. Westwater said under election financing law, the Tories do not have to disclose how much cash is in the trust. “They are not required by law to tell us about the current status of the account. But if they transfer any funds to the party, they are required to provide that information to us, and they do that on an annual basis,” he said. Wildrose party officials first came across the term “Tapcal Trust” last year in Tory party financial statements filed for 2012, and asked Elections Alberta for more details. New Democrat Rachel Notley said the existence of the trust raises questions about which corporations or individuals made donations to the fund and whether they were legal. She said Albertans also need to know if the cabinet made decisions over the years that could have affected the wealth of the trust.
ship.” He also says principles should trump “political expediency.” “That requires true leadership, the kind that doesn’t come from an exploratory committee or a public consultation or the last-minute ballots of ’two-
“The whole purpose of elections finance laws is to ensure that Albertans know who is funding political parties and to at least attempt to create a level playing field for the parties,” she said. “That the government would write laws that give them an unfair advantage over other political parties is perhaps even more offensive than the advantage itself.” Officials with the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta did not respond to requests for comment. However, party president Jim McCormick defended Tapcal Trust in an email to party members late Wednesday afternoon. “There has been some recent confusion over our Tapcal Trust,” he wrote. “The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta has stewarded monies raised prior to changes in political fundraising legislation so that the funds remain intact today in the form of a trust.”
minute Tories.”’ Another potential candidate was Alberta Conservative Sen. Scott Tannas. He had indicated last week that he was deciding whether to try for the top job, but wanted to hear what Albertans thought. On Monday, he said he didn’t feel he had the heart for what he called a gruelling, uphill climb. Treasurer Doug Horner, Municipal Affairs Minister Ken Hughes, Employment Minister Thomas Lukaszuk and Justice Minister Jonathan Denis have all indicated they are contemplating running. “Nobody wants to be the first one in. You’d become a target,” said David
Taras, a political scientist at Mount Royal University. “A lot of people are on the sidelines, a lot of money is on the sidelines, waiting to see what happens. This could go on for quite some time. Why would you come into a divided party ... a viper’s nest of intrigue?” Denis said it won’t be long before he makes a decision. “It’s obviously a very big undertaking. We’re in the process of speaking to supporters and potential donors,” he said this week. “We’re also waiting to see who else is running and we’ll make a decision probably right after this legislative session concludes.” Denis said he expects there will be a lot of interest with at least half a dozen candidates. Lukaszuk said he will also wait until the spring sitting ends. “This is not an easy decision and this is not a decision about me,” he told an Edmonton radio talk show Wednesday. “I’m weighing the options and waiting to see who else will step in. If there is a person that has a better set of qualities, I will support that person.” Whoever wins the leadership vote in September will face a big challenge to get the Tories re-elected in 2016, Taras suggested. recovered. “Full fluid recovery is almost complete,” Zoe Addington, public affairs adviser for CNRL, said Wednesday in an email. “The leak was a result of an onsite, above ground pipe failure and leaked for less than three hours.” The company is investigating.
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Why CPP reform has stalled After three years of saying the federal government would look favourably at a modest boost to Canada Pension Plan premiums and benefits — if the economy was stronger, and if the provinces would get on board — thenfinance minister Jim Flaherty pulled the plug last December. There would be no CPP reform on his watch. A couple of GREG months later, he NEIMAN retired. That was after his conditions were met: the economy is getting stronger, and all the provinces and territories (including Quebec) agree change is needed. Why the turnaround? Flaherty said an internal study by his own department concluded that boosting payroll taxes would hurt the economy and job growth. Up to 17,000 jobs, he said, would be either lost or not created, if companies had to boost CPP contributions for their staff. Well, that is what the study did say, and we’d have to believe him on the
rest, until somebody outside the Finance Department could actually read the report. The report does say there would be harm to the economy, there would be job losses — but only if the reforms were all made in one year. The actual plan, which the provinces all agreed to, is to blend the reforms in over a decade, as economic growth made it affordable. CBC News made a request for the study and here’s what it really says: “In the long run, expanding the CPP would bring economic benefits.” “If such an increase is implemented at a time of robust economic growth, as was the case during the late 1990s (e.g. when Paul Martin brought in the last round of hikes) … the impact would be outweighed by the underlying strength of the economy.” That’s what Flaherty’s report really said. So why would a guy like Jim Flaherty switch gears like that? I’ll give you one cynic’s suggestion: because CPP reform would not benefit today’s seniors, only younger workers. Seniors vote, young people don’t. Seniors hold a lot of wealth in mutual funds, which would be affected in the short term by a drop in corporate profits. There is an election in two years. No brainer. Flaherty also said he did not want to tie a future government’s hands by entering into a reform program that
would last longer than one electoral cycle. That’s why he objected to two cuts to the GST, which affects all government revenue for all time. Oh, but he didn’t object, did he? National governments make changes that affect the future and tie future governments’ decisions all the time. It’s part of the job. But on the basis of a deliberate misreading of his own office’s report, Flaherty killed a reform plan that had the unheard-of unanimous support of every province. When was the last time every province agreed on something? And anyway, why are the provinces meddling in a federal tax program in the first place? That’s not supposed to be their role. Because it’s the provinces whose hands are being tied here. Years from now, today’s 30- and 40-somethings will reach retirement age with their careers pockmarked by long periods of unemployment and part-time jobs. They will have spent their early career lives paying for student loans and mortgages, with little or nothing left for savings. They won’t qualify for full CPP as it now stands (only a minority of retirees do today, even). They will be looking to far more costly social support programs in their senior years. Those would be programs the provinces will have to raise taxes to cover. If anyone’s hands should be tied to
prevent this, it should be those in the federal government’s gloves, not the provinces. The Canada Pension Plan is among the world’s best and most efficient. Administration costs are very low compared to other national plans (and much less than private plans, while being much more secure) and it is available equally across the country. Red Deerians who get tired of shovelling snow and move to balmy B.C. to retire take their federal benefits with them. People who move to Red Deer from another province for a job do not have to start their government-sponsored retirement plan from scratch. If everyone adopted Ontario’s go-it-alone plan, they would. Less than a quarter of Canadians file tax returns with RSP deductions on them. Jim Flaherty wishing it were 100 per cent will never make it so. Many younger and middle-aged workers have already lost those early savings years that are so important to building the fortune required for retirement on their own. A forcedsavings plan like CPP is their best (or only) bet. Flaherty did Canada a disservice, in the months before he left office, by not considering any future, other than that of his party, two years from now. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@ gmail.com.
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Russian crisis Alberta’s gain? Now is our chance to shine. With the great number of former Russian republics crying for natural gas imports from North America, why aren’t we stepping up to the plate to supply? We have an abundance of gas with many wells shut in because there is no market nationally and such an uproar about building new pipelines to the U.S. and the West Coast. This is our chance to take our place in the world as an energy supplier. Mike Lynch Red Deer
Fair Elections Act hardly fair Several news items about the Quebec election in regards to number of people being denied their right to vote and Robert Fife’s interview with Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre and then Tom Clark’s interview with Poilievre, raised some questions. We have a right to vote, and many feel as I do an obligation to vote, not as some will say; it is only a privilege to vote. The Quebec election disenfranchising of voters appears skewed against anglophones and allophones, who historically are less likely to vote for the current governing party, Parti Quebecois. Poilievre is ramming through Parliament a bill called Fair Elections Act that seems to be anything but fair and could disenfranchise 520,000 voters in somewhat similar fashion as the current Quebec election. Opposition parties are against this bill, as expected, but so are returning officers, past and present. Provincial, federal, international, academics, watchdogs, democracy societies and political advocates have all come out against this bill. The 520,000 disenfranchised voters will come about from the end of vouching and the end of voting cards used for ID. These voters, by the way, historically do not vote Conservative. The bill will see the incumbent party pick the deputy returning officer, the returning officer and the poll supervisors, so the deck will be stacked against non-incumbent voters. This bill prevents Elections Canada from encouraging voters. This bill as it stands favours the Conservatives. They ask how a party can bring forward a bill that affects our democratic rights, that diminishes our democracy without consulting the opposition, the experts, the public, and the history books? How can they ram it through with imposed deadlines and time allocations, when it trifles with the very basis of our democracy? Will there be enough members of Parliament who can give this bill the scrutiny it deserves and have the strength to vote against it, if that is what it truly deserves? I often wonder what kind of personal convictions MPs have, if any? Will the Upper House give it the sober second thought it may need? When a governing party sits at 28 per cent in the polls and the third place party is gaining momentum towards 40 per cent and majority territory, it forces the Conservatives to take drastic actions to make it harder to lose the next election. Garfield Marks Red Deer
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Yes, we can all be dragons The closing of Michener Centre continues to catch our attention as we argue the virtues of either side of this conflict. It is not my contention around which position bears the greatest merit as I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to make an intelligent choice. My position would be to care for all disadvantaged individuals in our community, those with developmental or with other handicaps. Pretending that the fate of Michener Centre goes either way should not mitigate our compassion towards those needing our help now. We are given a world of amazing opportunities, too often, in fact. It seems that scores of people crave more and better than they already have. Few people in these days of abundance are contented, but yearn for those possessions that are just out of reach, and are more attractive than the familiar. Are there no boundaries in human behaviour and desire any more? Should we be all chasing after the better, the bigger, the distant greener fields, and what about the people left without any expectations? If each person financially or physically capable was to discover a path to share a little with someone in need, we would experience a palpable difference. Not only a benefit for our recipient, but also an improvement in our situation. Why is it not possible to become a community of hope and compassion for the numerous who are so disposed, those who are raising children on their own, perhaps even the working poor? We may not be capable of producing a difference on our own, however, as a united group we have the strength to create a change. I do believe that it is impossible to help another soul and not benefit us in this undertaking. We witness but are unable to document a large number of “hidden” homeless. This constituent element is largely of women, youth and families. We acknowledge that these exist, but are difficult to identify as they avoid the homeless-serving organization.
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Harper asks party to investigate MP’s conduct BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — For at least the second time in recent months, Stephen Harper is being called on to deal with the conduct of Eve Adams, an Ontario MP who was once considered a showcase member of the Conservative government. Harper has asked the party’s governing body to investigate allegations against Adams lodged by rank-and-file members in a suburban Toronto riding, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Tuesday. Adams is in the midst of a heated nomination battle in Oakville NorthBurlington, where she is being accused of using her position as an member of Parliament to unfair advantage. And it turns out it’s not the first time Harper’s office has been confronted with a complaint from the party’s grassroots about Adams’ behaviour. In January, a Conservative supporter in Ottawa contacted the PMO to complain about the way she conducted herself at his place of business during an incident on a cold morning late last year. Gas station owner John Newcombe said Adams, who was upset over a $6 car wash she deemed unsatisfactory, used her car to partially block access to the refuelling area at his west-end Esso station for 15 minutes last Decem-
ber. “I was absolutely outraged,” said Newcombe. “I couldn’t believe it. I had never experienced anything like this in 40 years of business.” Security camera footage from that day shows her vehicle parked directly in front of a pump lane, with traffic backing up behind it on Eve Adams a busy Ottawa street. Newcombe said he asked her repeatedly to move the car, but to no avail. “Instead, she became threatening and confrontational, making remarks that included: ‘I’m timing how long it takes before I get my refund,’” Newcombe said in his letter to Harper. Adams apologized to Newcombe in late January after he spoke to someone in the Prime Minister’s Office. But Newcombe said he was unsatisfied with her response. For her part, Adams says she moved her car twice at the behest of gas station attendants before parking where she did. “The entire time I simply said, look,
if I could simply go through the wash a second time, or if not, could they kindly refund the unused car washes I had just bought moments ago,” Adams said. “In any event, I regret what happened and I apologized to Mr. Newcombe many months ago.” Newcombe categorically refutes her version of events. The dispute bears a resemblance to a more recent incident described by Mark Fedak, the president of the riding association for Oakville North-Burlington, in his own letter to Harper sent late Tuesday. Adams, who currently represents the non-adjacent riding of MississaugaBrampton South, has declared her desire to instead seek the Conservative nomination in Fedak’s newly established riding. In the letter, Fedak says Adams showed up at a March 19 board meeting and refused to leave, even though she was asked to leave a total of nine times. The fact most of the board’s members are supporting local chiropractor Natalia Lishchyna’s bid for the nomination, rather than Adams, added to the tension. “Her continuous response was to continue to filibuster the meeting, without ever being recognized with a right to speak, but rather she continued to hijack the meeting,” Fedak writes in a letter, which is co-signed by
14 board members. “During the first 20 minutes of her appearance she went from arguing her right to be there due to her MP and member status but then started to verbally abuse at least four members of the board directly.” Adams has said that accounts of the meeting have been exaggerated by board members who support Lishchyna’s nomination bid. The board also alleges that Adams has been using internal party membership data as well as her House of Commons mailing privileges to contact Conservatives in the riding, which she does not represent. Adams and her campaign manager insist she has followed all the rules, and has verified with Elections Canada that the mailings were allowed. Harper’s office took the unusual step of stating publicly Tuesday that Harper has asked the party’s governing body, the national council, to look into the allegations. On Sunday, Adams’ fiance Dimitri Soudas was forced to resign his position over similar allegations that he had been using his position to tilt the playing field in her favour. It’s the latest shot across the bow from Harper and the party, who want to demonstrate they are committed to holding open and fair nominations.
Moose collision lawsuit claims Newfoundland was negligent ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A class-action lawsuit started Wednesday in St. John’s, N.L., with emotional testimony from plaintiffs who said moose-vehicle crashes on provincial roads have devastated them. “I never had time to respond,” said Ben Bellows, 57, of a 2003 accident that left him a quadriplegic. He sat in a wheelchair as he testified in provincial Supreme Court. The case alleges the province has negligently failed to manage the moose population. It involves 135 plaintiffs — including at least 15 estates of those who died — who were involved in accidents dating back to 2001. The class was limited to injuries that required hospital admission. Plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages as they seek to prove the province is liable for not doing more to limit risks created after the government introduced moose, a non-native species, to the island of Newfoundland more than a century ago. Bellows said it was a beautiful summer night on July 10, 2003, as he drove northwest from St. John’s on the TransCanada Highway. He said he was about 10 km west of Clarenville at about 8:30 p.m. when a moose sprang in front of him from thick alder bushes growing along the shoulder. “It was so fast.” Bellows said outside court that he was driving a four-door Plymouth Acclaim sedan at about 90 kilometres per hour on impact. Ches Crosbie, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, told court that the provincial government has known for at least 10 years that moose are a highway hazard but did not decide on a specific policy to cut that risk. “The question is, what have they done about it?” The public has a right to use the Trans-Canada Highway and other
BRIEF Calgary mother says marijuana helping her eightyear-old with epilepsy CALGARY — A Calgary mother says medical marijuana is the only treatment that has helped her eight-yearold daughter, who has epilepsy. Sarah Wilkinson says conventional drugs haven’t worked for her daughter, Mia, but the medical marijuana taken in oil form has dramatically reduced the number of seizures. Wilkinson says it’s clear the marijuana is working, but now she’d like to know why. Wilkinson hopes researchers can figure it out so it can potentially be available to every child who needs it. The Calgary neurologist who treats Mia wants her to have a DNA test that is only available in the U.S., but so far the family hasn’t been able to get public funding. Dr. Keith Sharkey from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary says there are roughly 500 compounds in marijuana and it’s difficult to sort out which compound is working.
Rob Ford votes against congratulating Olympic athletes, then asks for re-vote TORONTO — Rob Ford had an oops moment Wednesday when he voted against city council motions on naming
routes safely and unobstructed, Crosbie stressed. Yet virtually everyone on the island knows somebody who has had a collision, he said. About 800 accidents or close calls have been recorded annually in recent years. Bellows said outside court that he wants the province to reduce incidents by half over the next five years using more moose fencing and other measures. The government has expressed condolences to victims in the past but has said it has acted. Past measures include limited moose fencing, highway motion detection devices, roadside brush cutting and public education efforts. Lawyer Peter Ralph, representing the province, declined to comment outside court. Proceedings started with Jennifer Pilgrim, who testified that her husband, Roy, died instantly of massive head injuries when his car struck a moose March 11, 2009. The father of three was getting on the Trans-Canada Highway near Bishop’s Falls in central Newfoundland when a moose ran on to the road, she said. The following day was her birthday and the couple was to celebrate their 40th anniversary in June of that year, Pilgrim said. She said outside court that she wants the province to install moose fencing along highways across the province. Crosbie argues in an unproven statement of claim that moose are a public nuisance that the government introduced and then negligently failed to control. Adult moose weigh between 360 and 450 kilograms or 800 to 1,000 pounds. Collisions with the long-legged and top-heavy animals can be devastating at highway speeds of 70 to 110 km/h, says the statement of claim. a Toronto street in honour of Nelson Mandela and congratulating Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The controversial Toronto mayor — who was the only one to vote against the motions — later claimed he hit the wrong voting button in both cases and asked for a re-vote. The council meeting briefly debated Ford’s call but then moved on to other business. It was unclear if a re-vote would be held later in the session, which was slated to last well into the evening. Ford, who is running for re-election, has been embroiled in a number of scandals over the past year which have made him something of an international celebrity.
Online classroom brings experts to Arctic students IQALUIT, Nunavut — The students are in the Arctic, but now the teachers can be anywhere. Nunavut is launching a program today that uses technology developed by Cisco Systems to bring experts from across North America into classrooms in Iqaluit. Students that have never seen a frog can now link to a university biology lab to see one being dissected. The interactive, high-definition online video also connects southern students to their northern peers to give them their first close look at Inuit traditions such as kayak-building. Similar technology has been used elsewhere in Canada. But Iqaluit school principal Don Peters says this is the first time that online lessons have been integrated into the regular curriculum in the North. Peters says a pilot program already increased classroom attendance, a major problem in Nunavut’s schools.
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A moose is shown running in front of a car in Gros Morne National Park in N.L. in 2007. A class-action lawsuit started Wednesday in St. John’s, N.L., with emotional testimony from plaintiffs who said moose-vehicle crashes on provincial roads have devastated them.
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Significant earthquake, minimal damage 8.2 QUAKE KILLS ONLY 6 IN CHILE; EXPERTS CREDIT HARD-WON EXPERIENCE, AND LUCK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IQUIQUE, Chile — Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death. The country that suffers some of the world’s most powerful quakes has strict building codes, mandatory evacuations and emergency preparedness that sets a global example. But Chileans weren’t satisfied Wednesday, finding much room for improvement. And experts warn that a “seismic gap” has left northern Chile overdue for a far bigger quake. Authorities on Wednesday discovered just six reported deaths from the previous night’s quake. It’s possible that other people were killed in older structures made of adobe in remote communities that weren’t immediately accessible, but it’s still a very low toll for such a powerful shift in the undersea fault that runs along the length of South America’s Pacific coast. “How much is it luck? How much is it science? How much is it preparedness? It is a combination of all of the above. I think what we just saw here is pure luck. Mostly, it is luck that the tsunami was not bigger and that it hit a fairly isolated area of Chile,” said Costas Synolakis, an engineer who directs the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California. Chile is one of the world’s most seismic countries and is particularly prone to tsunamis, because of the way the Nazca tectonic plate plunges beneath the South American plate, pushing the towering Andes
cordillera ever higher. About 2,500 homes were damaged in Alto Hospicio, a poor neighbourhood in the hills above Iquique, a city of nearly 200,000 people whose coastal residents joined a mandatory evacuation ahead of a tsunami that rose to only 2.5 metres. Iquique’s fishermen poked through the aftermath: sunken and damaged boats that could cost millions of dollars to repair and replace. Still, as President Michelle Bachelet deployed hundreds of anti-riot police and soldiers to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners, it was clear that the loss of life and property could have been much worse. The shaking that began at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday also touched off landslides that blocked roads, knocked out power for thousands, briefly closed regional airports and started fires that destroyed several businesses. Some homes made of adobe also were destroyed in Arica, another city close to the quake’s offshore epicenter. Shaky cellphone videos taken by people eating dinner show light fixtures swaying, furniture shaking and people running to safety, pulling their children under restaurant tables, running for exits and shouting to turn off natural gas connections. “Stay calm, stay calm! My daughter, stay calm! No, stay calm, be careful, cover yourself,” said Vladimir Alejandro Alvarado Lopez as he recorded himself pushing his family under a table. “Shut the gas ... It’s still shaking. Let’s go,” he said as he then hustled them outside. The mandatory evacuation lasted for 10 hours in Iquique and Arica, the cities closest to the epicenter, and kept 900,000 people out of their homes along
Chile’s 4,000 km coastline. The order to leave was spread through cellphone text messages and Twitter, and reinforced by blaring sirens in neighbourhoods where people regularly practice earthquake drills. But the system has its shortcomings: the government has yet to install tsunami warning sirens in parts of Arica, leaving authorities to shout orders by megaphone. And fewer than 15 per cent of Chileans have downloaded the smartphone application that can alert them to evacuation orders. The U.S. Geological Survey said more than 60 significant aftershocks, including one of magnitude 6.2, followed the Tuesday night quake centred 99 km northwest of Iquique. And seismologists warn that the same region is long overdue for an even bigger quake. “Could be tomorrow, could be in 50 years; we do not know when it’s going to occur. But the key point here is that this magnitude-8.2 is not the large earthquake that we were expecting for this area. We’re actually still expecting potentially an even larger earthquake,” said Mark Simons, a geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology. Nowhere along the fault is the pressure greater than in the “Iquique seismic gap” of northern Chile. “This is the one remaining gap that hasn’t had an earthquake in the last 140 years,” said Simons. “We know these two plates come together at about 6, 7 centimetres a year, and if you multiply that by 140 years then the plates should have moved about 11 metres along the fault, and you can make an estimate of the size of earthquake we expect here.” The USGS says the seismic gap last saw quakes of more than magnitude 8 in 1877 and 1868.
NASA cuts ties with Russia over Ukraine crisis BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — After insisting that space relations wouldn’t be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station. NASA employees can’t travel to Russia or host visits until further notice. They’re also barred from emailing or holding teleconferences with their Russian counterparts because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, according to a memo sent to workers. Activities related to the space station are exempt. NASA and Russia’s space agency will “continue to work together to maintain safe and continuous operation” of the space station, NASA said in a statement released late Wednesday. Since the retirement of the space shuttle, NASA has depended on Russia to hitch rides to the giant orbiting outpost, paying nearly $71 million for a seat on the Soyuz.
A Russian rocket last week delivered three astronauts, including American Steve Swanson, to the space station. The laboratory is a partnership of the U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada. U.S. astronauts train in Russia before flying to the space station and the new directive was not expected to affect that. The move comes after reassurances that U.S.Russian space relations were fine despite tensions over Ukraine. “Right now, everything is normal in our relationship with the Russians,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said during a NASA budget teleconference on March 4. NASA reiterated the sentiment last week after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. “We do not expect the current Russia-Ukraine situation to have an impact on our longstanding civil space co-operation with Russia, which goes back decades,” an agency statement said.
After the memo leaked Wednesday, NASA confirmed it was suspending most contact with Russia. But it also took a swipe at Congress, noting that it wouldn’t be relying on Russia to fly to the space station if funding hadn’t been cut. The space agency said it’s looking at private rocket companies to ferry astronauts in 2017. Space policy experts said they’re not surprised with the guideline because similar memos suspending Russian contact went out to other agencies. Earlier this week, Congress and NATO took steps to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine. Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and add to sanctions against Russia. NATO’s foreign ministers ordered an end to civilian and military co-operation with Russia. The contact ban only applies to direct communication between NASA and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. It doesn’t include meetings attended by Russia and other countries.
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Students, police clash in Cairo CAIRO, Egypt — A series of three bombs went off Wednesday outside Cairo University, killing a police general and wounding seven people, introducing a new level of violence to the almost daily battles at campuses fought by Egyptian police and students loyal to the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Universities have emerged as the main centre of the campaign of protests by Morsi’s supporters against the military-backed government that replaced him, because a fierce crackdown the past nine months has made significant rallies by Islamists in the streets nearly impossible. The result has been increasingly deadly clashes between protesters and security forces in and around the walled campuses, with several students killed the past weeks. Wednesday’s blasts targeted a post of riot police deployed outside Cairo University in case of protests, in apparent retaliation for police assaults. That would be a significant escalation and raises the likelihood of a fierce response by security forces that would further push a spiral of violence at the universities. A new group that first appeared in January, Ajnad Misr, or “Egypt’s Soldiers,” claimed responsibility for the bombing. In a statement, it said it was waging a campaign of retribution and that the slain police general had been involved in killings of protesters. It said the attack also came in response to increased detentions of female protesters. The main pro-Morsi university group, “Students against the Coup,” led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, denied involvement in the bombings. But a leading figure in the group, Youssef Salheen, warned that excessive violence by the security forces and
the broader crackdown on the Brotherhood was fueling a violent response. “All that is incitement to all those who go down to protest to turn from peacefulness to violence and terrorism because of all what they see,” said the 21-year-old Salheen, a student at Cairo’s Islamic Al-Azhar University, another campus that sees frequent clashes. Since the military removed Morsi in July, the interim government has been waging a fierce crackdown on the Brotherhood and other Islamists, killing hundreds and arresting more than 16,000. At the same time, police and the military have faced a campaign of car bombs and suicide bombings hitting security facilities and assassinations of officers. In some cases, security officers’ cars have been torched. Many of the biggest and most sophisticated attacks have been claimed by an al-Qaida-inspired militant group based in the Sinai Peninsula. Ajnad Misr has claimed several smaller bombings since January. The government accuses the Brotherhood of orchestrating the violence, branding it a terrorist organization — a claim the group denies and calls a pretext for wiping it out. Wednesday’s blasts were rare in that they targeted police forces in the field directly deployed to face protesters. The three blasts were also staggered in time. The first two bombs, which security officials said were hidden at the foot of a tree, went off less than a minute apart near a security post of riot police, security officials said. The third, concealed up another tree nearby, exploded nearly two hours later, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.
Europe’s far-right sets sights on European Parliament PARIS — France’s far-right National Front, coming off a historic electoral victory at home, is marching toward a new target: the European Parliament. Party chief Marine Le Pen is leading the charge for continent-wide elections next month like the general of a conquering army, and hoping to attract kindred parties around Europe in a broad alliance. As the extreme right rises across Europe, Le Pen wants to seize the momentum — raising the voice of her anti-immigration National Front and amplifying it through a broad parliamentary group. These parties, leveraging public frustration with the EU, want to weaken the bloc’s power over European citizens from within Europe’s premier legislative institution. “My goal is to be first” in France’s vote for the European Parliament, “to raise the conscience over what the European Union is making our country live through,” she said on French television the morning after her party won a dozen town halls and more than 1,000 city and town council seats in municipal elections. The voting for the 751-seat European Parliament, based in Strasbourg in eastern France, takes place in each of the EU’s 28 member states, stretching over four days beginning May 22. Even if far-right groups expand their presence in Parliament, they’re unlikely to break the mainstream majority, and their divergent nationalist agendas may clash with each other on the legislative floor. The European Parliament was long derided as a mere talking shop, but it has steadily gained power in recent years and its approval is now needed for all major EU legislation — from financial market regulation to agricultural policies or decisions on how big warning signs on cigarette packs have to be. But the European Parlia-
Ajnad Misr said in its statement that the third blast was delayed to spare civilians nearby. The tactic has been frequently used in Iraq by Sunni militants fighting the
Shiite-led government — using secondary explosions to target members of the emergency services and reinforcements who come to the aid of those wounded in the first blast.
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ment falls short of the clout of national legislatures in two important ways: Its lawmakers cannot propose new laws and it has only limited say over the EU’s budget. Le Pen’s main goal is to use larger numbers in parliament to shift the political discourse toward far-right complaints and establish a long-term foothold. Europe’s economic downturn has fueled populist parties of all stripes across the continent, from the United Kingdom Independence Party, known as UKIP, to Greece’s Golden Dawn. But it’s not all about the economy: Europeans are in the grips of a chronic identity crisis fed by immigration, largely from former European colonies. Le Pen regularly denounces what she calls the EU’s rule by “diktat.” And she bemoans the perceived consequences of the bloc’s single market and open frontiers: high unemployment, plunging purchasing power, unfair trade competition and a general loss of sovereignty. In a heated TV debate Wednesday night, UKIP leader Nigel Farage — whose party holds nine of Britain’s 73 seats in the European Parliament — warned Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg the EU risked breaking up “very unpleasantly” if it doesn’t dissolve democratically. “If you take away from people their ability through the ballot box to change their future because they have given away control of everything to somebody else, I’m afraid they tend to resort to unpleasant means,” Farage said, warning of protests and the rise of neo-Nazis. Clegg responded that the EU of the future would be “quite similar” to today’s EU with trade remaining “at the absolute heart” of it. The National Front currently holds three seats in Parliament. Some experts say it would be challenging to get inherently inward-looking nationalist parties to co-operate on a European level.
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Plainclothes Egyptian security forces detain people at the scene of deadly explosions that hit the area outside the main campus of Cairo University, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday.
SYDNEY, Australia — A shark killed a woman Thursday as she swam with a group of swimmers off a popular Australian east coast beach, police said. The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was taken as she attempted to swim the 600 metres between the wharf and beach near the village of Tathra, 340 km south of Sydney, police said in a statement. The Thathra Wharf to Waves — a swim from the wharf to the beach and back again — is an annual event that
attracts hundreds of swimmers each summer. Local council general manager Leanne Barnes said the victim was part of a group of Tathra locals who meet at the beach every morning to swim out to the wharf and back. “It’s a beautiful little coastal village and this is one of those sad things that can happen,” Barnes said. Police said a helicopter and boat were being used to search for remains. Although sharks are common off Australia’s coast, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks per year in recent decades.
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Regals prepare for first real test BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The Powell River Regals are anything but game-tested as they prepare to tangle with the Bentley Generals in tonight’s 7:30 p.m. opening contest of the McKenzie Cup senior AAA hockey series at the Red Deer Arena. However, while the Regals have been inactive this season and are engaging the Generals in the best-of-five set at the request of BC Hockey, they’ve arrived in Red Deer with a nice mix of talent and experience. Generals head coach Ryan Tobler certainly isn’t making his club the prohibitive favourite to win the series and advance to the Allan Cup tourna-
MCKENZIE CUP ment April 14-19 at Dundas, Ont. “We’re going to prepare like they have the best players available, which they could have,” said Tobler. “It’s been done before. You throw a group like that together and it’s like a trip to the Allan Cup, right? All you have to do is win three games. “I’m sure that’s their mentality, but we’re standing in their way and we’re going to be ready for whatever they bring. No excuses.” The Regals accepted the McKenzie Cup challenge despite not playing as a team this season. The organization, instead, is focusing on resurfacing
next season as a AA club that would play exhibition games against northern B.C. teams involved in two separate AA leagues. One of those teams is the Fort St. John Flyers, who like the Regals have almost always played at the AAA level, but this season decided to drop down a notch which made them ineligible to engage in Allan Cup play. The Regals have a solid nucleus of players who have been with the club for the past eight years and the current edition of the three-time Allan Cup champions (1996, 2000 and 2006) is a skilled, free-wheeling group minus the physical presence of the Generals.
Tobler’s club will be favoured to move on mainly for the fact the Generals are the defending Allan Cup champions. And the bench boss is focused strictly on his team as Game 1 of the series approaches. “We’re just going to prepare ourselves, worry about ourselves and how we play no matter who they (Regals) bring in, and that’s all you can do,” said Tobler. “We’re not going to change anything. We’re going to play the right way and let them know they’ll be in a series right from the get-go.” The Regals might need a game or two to get into game shape. Then again, they’re coming into the series minus the bumps and bruises of the Gen-
erals, who have played at least games this season, including a rough-and-tumble four-game sweep of the Innisfail Eagles in the recent Alberta final. “You never know what to expect in a short competition where almost everything goes out the window,” said Tobler. “They have a GM (Tod English) who has a ton of experience and who has won three Allan Cups. He knows what he’s doing and what it takes. “We’ll prepare ourselves the right way and be ready for the first game.” The second game of the series is set for Friday at 8:30 p.m., with Game 3 Saturday at 3 p.m. Fourth and fifth games, if necessary, will be played at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com
Lawson doesn’t mind taking on major role BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista connects for a seventh-inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Josh Lueke during a baseball game Wednesday, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Bautista also hit a home run in the fourth inning.
Buehrle has strong innings, Bautista homers twice, as Blue Jays beat Rays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays are on the verge of their best road trip to Tampa Bay in years. Mark Buehrle allowed four hits over 8 2-3 innings, Jose Bautista homered twice, and the Blue Jays beat the Rays 3-0 on Wednesday night. With a victory in tonight’s game, Toronto would stop a streak of 20 consecutive winless road series against the Rays. The Blue Jays, who have won two of three against the Rays to start a four-game set, haven’t won a series at Tampa Bay since April 2007. Of the 20 series, the Blue Jays have lost 19 and split one. “Obviously, it hasn’t been a good place for this team,” Buehrle said. “Hopefully come out and take this series tomorrow and get off to an even better start.” Buehrle (1-0) struck out 11 and walked one. “It was a tremendous game for him,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “A great effort, I don’t know how else to describe it.” It was just the second career double-digit strikeout games in 430 major league
starts for Buehrle. The other was a 12-strikeout game on April 16, 2005, against Seattle, while with the Chicago White Sox. “That ball was running, ducking, and darting,” Gibbons said. Sergio Santos entered after Ben Zobrist had a two-out single off Buehrle in the ninth and walked Evan Longoria. Brett Cecil then struck out pinch-hitter Matt Joyce for his first save. Bautista put the Blue Jays ahead 1-0 on his first homer of the season, a solo shot off Matt Moore (0-1) in the fourth. Dioner Navarro made it 2-0 later in the inning with an RBI single. Toronto went up 3-0 on Bautista’s second homer, a towering solo drive to left off Josh Lueke during the seventh. It was the slugger’s 22nd multihomer game. “For the most part their offence was centred around one guy. He can do that kind of stuff,” Rays manager Joe Maddon. Moore gave up two runs, six hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings. The Blue Jays had runners on first and second with two outs in the first when Longoria got a forceout at third after leaping to catch Navarro’s
grounder that went airborne after hitting the base. Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie saved a run in the fifth when he made a leaping catch on Sean Rodriguez’s liner with a runner on a second. “Our defence was amazing,” Buehrle said. “If they don’t make some of those plays, I’m not out there probably past the sixth inning. It was a perfect storm. Everything worked out.” Notes: Tampa Bay RHP Chris Archer and Blue Jays RHP Brandon Morrow are Thursday’s scheduled starters. Archer and the Rays agreed to a $25.5 million, six-year deal on Wednesday. The contract includes club options for 2020 and 2021 that could raise the value to $43.75 million. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (mild left hamstring inflammation) is getting treatment and feeling better. He hopes to return in a couple weeks. ... Toronto closer Casey Janssen, on the 15-day disabled list due to a strain in his left abdominal area and lower back, threw in the outfield ... Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ (back tightness) had a bullpen session. ... Toronto agreed to a minor league contract with INF Juan Francisco.
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As a veteran who has been through the grind before, Jordie Lawson plays a major role for the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs as they look to return to the Telus Cup midget AAA hockey championship. He doesn’t mind that at all. “My role is to work hard and lead by example,” he said as the Chiefs prepare to host the Okanagan Rockets in a best-of-three Pacific Cup playoff this weekend at the Arena. “Last year I learned a lot from the guys coming back and it’s up to myself and the other veterans, to keep everyone calm and keep their emotions in check. We have to let everyone know it’s just a game and we can’t get overly emotional. Just go out and work hard every game.” Lawson realizes there’s a lot on the line as they hope to get a chance to win a third straight national title. “There is some pressure to go back, but we can’t let that bother us. It’s only a game and we have to have fun playing it.” Chiefs head coach Doug Quinn, who captured his fifth straight Alberta title, leans heavily on Lawson. “He’s a strong player and one of the kids, who returned to continue the culture. He plays a tonne of minutes, plays in all situations and we double shift him a lot. He’s a real work horse for us.” On the other hand Lawson says the team looks at Quinn to be the true leader. “Doug is real good at keeping us prepared,” he said. “He knows anything can happen and brings up the fact they were down by five goals (in the 2012 Telus Cup final) and still came back. He lets us know what can happen. We try to use what he taught us and just go play.” While the six-foot-one 185-pound Lawson takes a regular shift, plays on the penalty kill and power play, he doesn’t look at himself as a pure goal scorer.
“I’m not the most skilled guy, but I get in front of the net and whack in pucks when they’re available and try to make the passes,” he explained. Lawson finished the regular season with 12 goals and 20 assists in 34 games. He had a goal and 10 helpers in 11 playoffs games.
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That goal was one of the biggest in the final against Lloydminster. He notched the winning goal in overtime in the third game of the best-offive series, which was tied at 1-1. “I just went to the net and was able to get the rebound,” he explained. There are a lot of similarities between last year’s championship team and this year’s squad, although Lawson feels this year’s team is more skilled. “Last year we had a team that worked hard, hit and tried to set the tempo,” he said. “This year we still work hard, but we’re a younger team with several first round draft picks, who can make the plays. Last year we were muckers.” Lawson knows the team has to be prepared for the Rockets.
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Goaltending just one issue hurting Jets THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Ondrej Pavelec doesn’t want to talk about his goaltending any more, at least not on game days. It’s a late-season coping mechanism the 26-year-old Czech is using to deal with a lot of negative reaction to his part in the Winnipeg Jets’ third consecutive season struggling to squeak into the NHL playoffs. “I just try to change it a little bit and actually it worked,” he said after Winnipeg’s 2-1 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night, suggesting he would be sticking with the no-talking plan. The win kept elimination from the playoff race at bay at least for a few days as the Jets flew back to Winnipeg on Wednesday with five out of a possible 10 points from their road trip. But, barring a miracle collapse by the teams ahead of them, this season seems destined to end the same as the prior two when the Jets play their last regularseason game April 11 in Calgary — on the outside looking in. Even with the win Tuesday, Winnipeg (3433-10) sits seven points back of Phoenix (36-2713), which is now tied on points but sits behind Dallas in the fight for the eighth and final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Dallas has two games in hand and Phoenix one over the Jets, who have just five left to play this season. Goaltending is only one of the problems the team faces in its third season in Winnipeg, but it’s a big one and not new. Pavelec has let in the second most goals in the NHL this season at 157, behind only Phoenix’s Mike Smith at 159. His goals against average is 3.01, 68th in the league, and his save percentage of .902 ranks him 62nd. In his defence, he has also faced the 12th most shots in the league and, since he also ranks 12th in number of games played this season, one could argue he’s the top target in the NHL. But over the last three seasons combined, he also leads the league in losses at 73 — his record as of Wednesday was 2125-7 through 55 games this season — and goals allowed at 469. New coach Paul Maurice, like Claude Noel before him, has been loath to lay a lot of blame in front of the Winnipeg net when explaining why the Jets cannot clear that playoff line. “They were as good as we were, the rest of the hockey club,” he said of netminders Pavelec and backup Al Montoya, after a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on their current road trip. “This is not (at) Pavelec’s or Montoya’s feet. They weren’t any worse than anybody else out there.” He had much the same
to say about Pavelec’s role in the team’s collapse in Anaheim Monday night, when the Jets surrendered a four-goal lead to lose 5-4 in overtime. “He was good last night. He might have been great last night in some of the saves that he made but he doesn’t get the win.” Pavelec also has the support of his teammates, who admit they don’t do enough sometimes to give him the help he needs. But goaltending can’t be talked away as one of the problems for the Jets as they try to do things like get their goal differential into positive territory, something a playoff-bound team needs to address. They have brought that differential down in three seasons. It started at -21 in 2011-12, fell to -16 last season and is running -12 this season. But it isn’t where anyone wants to see it yet. On the scoring side, over the past three seasons the Jets have been middle of the pack and relatively consistent in their goals per game (2.69, 2.62, 2.70) although this season has seen some strong individual performances. Right winger Blake Wheeler has scored a career-high 27 goals and has already tied his career-high 64 points set in 2011-12. Centre Bryan Little has 22 and a new record of 62 points and, after his move to forward from defence, Dustin Byfuglien has tied his record of 20 goals set in 2010-11 and set a new personal best of 55 points. Andrew Ladd is the fourth Jet to top 50 points this season and score 20 goals or more. Rookies Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba have lived up to their billing. Only injuries kept the pair from challenging harder for top numbers among this year’s rookie class. Trouba still sits fourth among defencemen and Scheifele seventh among forwards in terms of points. The degree to which the Jets have leaned on Trouba in particular can be seen by his ice time, tops among all rookies at 22:33 per game right now. Overall the Jets still struggle with consistency, and not just from night to night. Their collapse in Anaheim on Monday night after dominating for a period and a half left veterans on the team speechless. Injuries have been a factor and some players haven’t lived up to their potential this season. Star left-winger Evander Kane, dealing with an ever-changing series of linemates as well as his own injury issues, has just 17 goals and 38 points in 59 games. He had 17 goals and 33 points in just 48 games in the previous lockoutshortened season and a career-high 30 goals and 57 points in 2011-12. Montoya, meanwhile, has worked a lot more than he did last season, his first in Winnipeg when he saw action just seven times.
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PACIFIC: Defence will be important “They are a very skilled team, fast and a bit smaller. They don’t use their body a lot, but they move the puck. We have to play our game and set the tempo.” Quinn agrees. “I watched a little video on them and they’re skilled and have one line which will probably be the best line we see this year. They have a strong power play with depth. But we’re not going to change the way we play either. We want to put a lot of pressure on their defence with our forecheck, play good defence and hopefully get our power play going.”
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Edmonton Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle (14) takes a shot on Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, in Anaheim, Calif.
Anaheim rallies to beat Oilers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Anaheim 3 Edmonton 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry scored twice in the third period, and Francois Beauchemin added the winning goal with 1:21 left as the Anaheim Ducks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Beauchemin fired a slap shot past goalie Viktor Fasth to give the Ducks their 50th win of the season (50-18-8). Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on the deciding goal. With the Ducks trailing 2-0, Perry scored his 40th goal just 37 seconds after Jordan Eberle doubled Edmonton’s lead at 2:51. Perry then tied it with 8:35 left. It is the second time Perry has reached 40 goals in a season. Rookie goalie Frederik Anderson (19-5) stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, 5-0-1 in their last six games. Philip Larsen scored his third of the season in the first period for Edmonton. Anaheim improved to 27-7-4 at home. Edmonton dropped to 12-22-6 on the road. Fasth, who faced his former team for the first time since being dealt for two draft picks a month ago,
made 23 saves but dropped to 2-2-1 for the Oilers. In two seasons with Anaheim, Fasth was 17-8-3 with four shutouts and a 2.32 goals-against average. The Pacific Division-leading Ducks are three points ahead of second-place San Jose with a game in hand. Anaheim trails Western-Conference leading St. Louis by one point. Edmonton, last in the Pacific Division, will finish a three-game road trip at Phoenix on Friday. The Oilers, who have scored on just 16.4 per cent of their power plays this season, took advantage of one to grab a 1-0 lead over the Ducks. Larsen drilled the puck into the upper right corner of the net on the glove side with 3:56 left in the second period. Edmonton outshot the Ducks 24-15 over the first two periods and took a 1-0 lead into the third. The Oilers doubled their lead on Eberle’s 26th goal of the season. NOTES: Anaheim leads the NHL with 3.23 goals per game. ... The Ducks’ four-goal comeback win over Winnipeg on Monday was the largest in an NHL victory since Jan. 9, 2010, when Minnesota beat Chicago 6-5 in a shootout, after trailing 5-1. ... Oilers D Oscar Klefbom scored his first NHL goal against Anaheim in an 4-3 overtime victory on March 28.
Team Central will have strong presence of former Red Deer bantam players Thirteen members of Team Central, which will play in the Alberta Cup, April 24-27 in Strathmore, played major bantam hockey in Red Deer last season. Both goaltenders — Justin Travis and Dawson Weatherill — played in Red Deer with Travis with the Rebels Black and Weatherill with the Rebels White. Four defencemen also played with the Red Deer teams. Quinn Justinen of Rocky Mountain House and Dayton Playford of Lacombe were with the
Black squad and Tyrell McCubbing of Red Deer County and Adam Sandstrom of Red Deer were with the White team. Other rearguards are Taylor Fawns of Didsbury and Dominic Schmiemann of James River Bridge. Five members of the Rebels Black — Brenden Davidson of and Levi Glasman of Lacombe, Tyrees Goodrunning of Rocky, Seth Stratton of Blackfalds and Braidon Westin of Condor — are among the forwards. Jeremy Klessens and Joel
Ray of Red Deer County played with the White squad. Other forwards are Maverick Cox of New Brigden, Logan Ganie of Irma, Cody Laskosky of New Norway, Brett Trentham of Three Hills and Mitchell Visser of Didsbury. Mike McGinnis, who coached the Red Deer Aero Equipment in the minor midget AAA league, is the head coach with Justin Jarmolicz, who coached the Northstar Chiefs in the minor midget AAA league,
is one of the assistant coaches along with Josh Gosling of Calgary. Ian Tisdale of Eckville is the director of operations with Rick Gregory the coach mentor and Jeff Wallace of Red Deer the trainer. The Central team opens play April 24 at 8 a.m. against Edmonton North and faces Calgary South at 8:30 p.m. They finish pool play, April, 25 at 1 p.m. against Northeast. Playoffs go April 26 with the finals April 27.
Jackson says move to Redskins was about finding a happy place BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The contrast couldn’t have been greater for DeSean Jackson. In a matter of days, he went from unwanted to wanted, from fired to hired, from discarded by the Philadelphia Eagles with reputation tarnished to rock star treatment and a new fat contract from the Washington Redskins. Concerns about work ethic, attitude and reports about gang activity seemed miles away when he was being wooed by Robert Griffin III or enjoying his recruitingstyle evening out with cornerback DeAngelo Hall, receiver Pierre
Lawson knows defence will be important. “That’s our strength and create offence off that,” he said. Lawson, a native of Rimbey, played minor hockey in his home town prior to joining the minor midget AAA IROC Chiefs two years ago during their provincial championship season. Last August he attended the Victoria Royals Western Hockey League training camp after he was listed. “I thought I had a good camp, but they said they wanted me to return home and develop a bit more,” he said. “They want me to go back next year and said I had a good chance.” The Pacific Cup begins Friday at 5 p.m. with the second game Saturday at 7 p.m. If a third game is necessary it’s Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The winner goes to the Telus Cup, April 21-27 in Moose Jaw, Sask. firstname.lastname@example.org
Garcon and rapper Wale. On Wednesday, Jackson closed the deal, signing a three-year, $24 million contract that includes $16 million guaranteed. The terms were disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Redskins did not announce the financial details. “I feel they embraced me,” Jackson said. “RG3, DeAngelo Hall reached out to me and made it feel like it was home. After everything that was going on the past couple of days, and the last week, that’s a big step. ... I think the biggest thing about this move is finding a place where I can be
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Seattle group focused on NBA, not NHL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE — The investment group trying to bring men’s professional basketball back to Seattle is remaining focused on the NBA, even if landing a hockey franchise could happen sooner. “No one in our ownership group is interested in being a majority owner in an NHL franchise. That’s been the case since the start,” said Chris Hansen, who led the unsuccessful effort last year to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle. “I’ve certainly queried our ownership group about this. I think if someone really wanted to it would be easier than bringing in an outside party. “But the most important thing is the passion is just not there for the NHL among our ownership group that is there for basketball. “Getting involved in hockey solely because basketball hasn’t worked out right now, when it’s not something your heart is in, would be a disservice to the fans here.” Even as rumours continue to circulate about the NHL having interest in Seattle as a market sooner rather than later, Hansen said his job would be to find someone willing to partner with his group and their proposed arena in Seattle. The arena has been approved by both the Seattle City Council and King County Council pending environmental reviews. Hansen said the focus right now is getting those environmental reviews completed — possibly by the end of the summer — so that if an NBA franchise becomes available via sale or expansion, Seattle can be at the front of the line ready to go. He has no interest in re-writing the memorandum of understanding reached between all parties so that an NHL franchise could possibly be a primary tenant in a new arena. Hansen has kept a relatively low profile since last spring, when his group’s attempts to buy the Kings from the Maloof family and move the team were blocked by the NBA Board of Governors. NBA owners rejected Hansen’s record $625 million bid and eventually approved the sale to a group of investors led by technology executive Vivek Ranadive for $535 million with plans to keep the franchise in Sacramento. Hansen said there are far fewer conversations with the NBA now than there were at this time a year ago, though he remains confident the NBA will eventually return to Seattle. His investment group has not changed, including former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and neither has his original timeline of trying to land a team within five years of when the process began.
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Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez, right, guards the ball against Houston Rockets forward Omri Casspi, left, during second-half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Wednesday.
DeRozan scores 29 points to lift Raptors over Rockets BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 107 Houston 103 TORONTO — The clock was ticking down and the Toronto Raptors were clutching a one-point lead. And Kyle Lowry, the player who has so often carried them down the stretch, was in the locker-room getting treatment for a sore and swollen knee. But with DeMar DeRozan leading the way, the Raptors showed the resiliency that has become part of their makeup this season en route to a 107-103 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. “Every win is great for us right now for what we’re trying to do, especially with Kyle out and Amir (Johnson) out,” said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. “Hopefully it gives our guys some confidence. . . guys who stepped in, to go where we need to go.” Johnson missed all but the first three minutes with an ankle injury. DeRozan poured in 29 points, and was key in the fourth quarter, doling out a couple of assists and uncharacteristically taking a charge. “Those are the winning plays that he’s learning to make and he’s making now, other than just scoring,” Casey said. “He’s doing a great job of scoring but there’s so many other things when he plays those kinds of minutes, especially now with Kyle out, he’s got to do a lot more.” When he somehow cut his finger with just over
three minutes to go, he continued to play despite the blood that was smeared across his shorts. “I kind of split the middle of my hand, the webbing of my hand, I didn’t even notice,” said DeRozan, who estimated he had four or five stitches. “I looked down and my whole hand was soaked.” Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez added 15 points apiece, and Terrence Ross finished with 14 for the Raptors (43-32). James Harden scored 26 points to top the Rockets (49-25), who were missing Dwight Howard (ankle) for the third consecutive game. Chandler Parsons added 20. Lowry missed the game after a hard knee-on-knee collision with LeBron James in the Raptors’ 93-83 loss to Miami two nights earlier. His X-rays were negative, so there was no structural damage. Johnson played the first three minutes but headed to the locker-room with a sore right ankle. The Raptors are tied with Chicago for third in the Eastern Conference and two-and-a-half games ahead of Brooklyn. The good news is Wednesday’s game was the Raptors’ last against a Western Conference opponent. And of the remaining games, Toronto plays last-place Milwaukee twice, and Philadelphia (second-last) once. The Raptors got off to a sloppy start, falling behind by 12 points midway through the first quarter. Toronto ended the quarter with a 12-2 run capped by a three-pointer by Vasquez and trailed 25-23 heading into the second.
Sandusky loses appeal bid
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Canada’s Nolan Thiessen, left, and Carter Rycroft, right, sweep the stone’s path during their match against Sweden at the 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship held at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Wednesday.
Koe has work to do at men’s curling championship BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BEIJING — Canada’s Kevin Koe is on the playoff bubble at the world men’s curling championship after splitting his games Wednesday at Capital Gymnasium. The veteran skip and his Calgarybased team beat Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz 8-4 before dropping a 6-2 decision to Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson in the evening draw. “It’s disappointing, that was a big game for us and we couldn’t pull (it) out,” said Koe. “That’s a tough one. Just one of those games where we would build a big end and he’d come up with a good shot and I couldn’t answer. “I had a few chances. I missed a triple for three (in the sixth end) and kind of miscalled the line again. Just one of those games — off by a couple inches.” Canada was tied with Switzerland at 6-3 after 14 draws of play. Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud was in first place at 8-1 and Japan’s Yusuke Morozumi was next at 7-2. Round-robin play wraps up Thursday with Canada set to play Germany’s Johnny Jahr and Scotland’s Ewan MacDonald. The top four teams will make the playoffs. Canada still has a chance to qualify for the 1-2 Page Playoff game Friday. The winner of that game advances
straight to the gold-medal game and the loser will play in Saturday’s semifinal against the winner of the 3-4 Page Playoff game. The 3-4 loser and semifinal loser will play for the bronze medal Sunday before the gold-medal game. Sweden scored six single points in the win over Canada, including steals in the second, fifth and sixth ends. Eriksson moved into a fifth-place tie with China’s Rui Liu at 5-4. “That win was huge,” Eriksson said. “We lost to Switzerland this morning so we had to win this to stay in the race. We made some big shots. I made an important double in the second end to stay alive or else we would lose four. We played really good after that. “Our goal is to get into the playoffs and finish off with a medal.” Norway locked up a playoff spot with an 11-2 rout of Russia’s Evgeny Arkhipov (1-8). Japan, meanwhile, scored a deuce in the 10th end for an 8-7 win over Germany. Koe won gold at his only previous appearance at the 2010 world championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. “Our backs are against the wall and we just have to worry about making the playoffs,” he said. “I don’t know what all the scenarios are but if we can get to 8-and-3, we know we’ll be in the playoffs. We’ve come through the long way in the playoffs a lot of times. “Just get us in there, give us a chance and we like our chances.”
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PENN STATE ABUSE
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction, but other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant football coach. Sandusky had asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up his 45-count conviction, arguing his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial in 2012 and that prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not to testify. He also said the trial judge should have issued a jury instruction about how long it took his victims to report the abuse and that jurors should not have been told to weigh evidence of his good character against all other evidence. Sandusky defence lawyer Norris Gelman said he was disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision, which was issued in the form of a one-sentence order. Sandusky has the right to file a new appeal. “I’m sure he will,” Gelman said. Lawyer General Kathleen Kane, whose office prosecuted Sandusky, issued a statement saying she was
pleased with the decision. “Protecting Pennsylvania’s children is one of my top priorities and I remain committed to seeking justice for all victims of sexual abuse,” Kane said. The prosecutor’s office had said that Sandusky did not provide sufficient basis for the Supreme Court to take up the matter and that decisions made by the trial judge did not violate his rights. Michael Boni, a lawyer who represents Aaron Fisher and other Sandusky victims, said the Supreme Court made the right call. “Hopefully this will, once and for all, put to bed any lingering hopes that Jerry will have his sentence reversed, his convictions reversed,” Boni said. “It’s a happy day for the victims.” Sandusky, 70, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys. Gelman said Sandusky can file a new appeal under the state’s Post Conviction Relief Act. That appeal, he said, could address any newly discovered evidence as well as any claims that Sandusky’s lawyers were not effective. Sandusky also could eventually take his case to federal court.
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SCOREBOARD Hockey W 52 42 43 36 37 32 27 21
GP 76 77 75 75 76 76 76 76
W 48 43 39 38 34 32 33 31
L OT Pts GF GA 18 6 110 243 161 25 9 93 226 202 27 7 93 200 192 26 14 86 205 215 32 8 82 223 241 30 14 78 219 252 42 8 62 184 254 45 9 51 145 224
L OT Pts GF GA 23 5 101 233 189 30 4 90 208 184 27 9 87 213 211 30 7 83 210 203 29 13 81 217 231 28 16 80 186 198 32 11 77 191 211 35 10 72 212 250
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division x-St. Louis x-Colorado x-Chicago Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville
x-Anaheim x-San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Vancouver Calgary Edmonton
GP W L OT Pts GF GA 75 51 17 7 109 241 168 75 48 21 6 102 230 204 76 42 19 15 99 248 200 76 39 26 11 89 189 191 75 37 27 11 85 219 212 77 34 33 10 78 214 226 76 33 32 11 77 190 229 Pacific Division GP 76 77 76 76 77 76 77
W 50 48 44 36 34 31 26
Ottawa 13 7 16 — 36 Goal — NY Islanders: Nilsson (W, 6-5-2); Ottawa: Anderson (L, 23-15-8). Power plays (goal-chances) — NY Islanders: 2-4; Ottawa: 1-5.
Nashville at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Metropolitan Division x-Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia Columbus Washington New Jersey Carolina N.Y. Islanders
L OT Pts GF GA 18 8 108 247 193 20 9 105 237 188 26 6 94 191 162 27 13 85 207 214 32 11 79 185 209 38 7 69 194 226 42 9 61 190 257
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Results N.Y. Islanders 2, Ottawa 1 Detroit 3, Boston 2 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Today’s Games Columbus at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 5 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. Buffalo at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Montreal at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 5 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Ducks 3, Oilers 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Acton Edm (fighting) 12:55, Beleskey Ana (fighting) 12:55, Acton Edm (holding) 12:55, Gagner Edm (hooking) 17:15. Second Period 1. Edmonton, Larsen 3 (Marincin, Perron) 16:04 (pp). Penalties — Palmieri Ana (hooking) 9:32, Hendricks Edm (roughing) 12:37, Sbisa Ana (roughing) 12:37, Perreault Ana (tripping) 14:09. Third Period 2. Edmonton, Eberle 26 (Hall, Nugent-Hopkins) 2:51. 3. Anaheim, Perry 40 (Beleskey, Andersen) 3:28. 4. Anaheim, Perry 41 (Robidas) 11:25. 5. Anaheim, Beauchemin 4 (Perry, Getzlaf) 18:39. Penalties — Marincin Edm (roughing) 5:11, Cogliano Ana (roughing) 5:11, Smyth Edm (boarding) 13:22, Beleskey Ana (high-sticking) 15:52. Shots on goal by Edmonton 11 13 8 — 32 Anaheim 9 6 11 — 26 Goal — Edmonton: Fasth (L, 4-4-2); Anaheim: Andersen (W, 19-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 1-3; Anaheim: 0-3. Red Wings 3, Bruins 2 First Period 1. Boston, Boychuk 4 (Kelly, Marchand) 16:50. Penalties — Nyquist Det (holding) 14:39. Second Period 2. Detroit, Tatar 19 (DeKeyser, Kindl) 4:45. Penalties — Bergeron Bos (hooking) 2:45, Lashoff Det (holding) 7:12, Jurco Det (boarding) 13:54, Caron Bos (cross-checking) 17:00, Helm Det (hooking) 19:57. Third Period 3. Boston, Soderberg 16 (Bergeron, Hamilton) 1:10 (pp). 4. Detroit, Jurco 6 (Tatar) 11:06. 5. Detroit, Nyquist 28 (unassisted) 12:48. Penalties —None. Boston 11 14 10 — 35 Detroit 4 7 9 — 20 Goal — Boston: Rask (L, 34-15-5); Detroit: Howard (W, 19-18-11). Power plays (goal-chances) — Boston: 1-4; Detroit: 0-2. Islanders 2, Senators 1 First Period 1. NY Islanders, Bailey 8 (Strome, Donovan) 17:09 (pp). Penalties — Hickey NYI (tripping) 2:30, De Haan NYI (hooking) 14:13, Stone Ott (hooking) 14:55, Smith Ott (high-sticking) 16:21. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Zibanejad Ott (holding) 10:38, Strome NYI (hooking) 18:30. Third Period 2. Ottawa, Michalek 17 (Neil, Wiercioch) 6:41 (pp). 3. NY Islanders, Cizikas 6 (Bailey, Strome) 9:31 (pp). Penalties — Sundstrom NYI (tripping) 6:17, Gryba Ott (slashing) 8:14, Nelson NYI (hooking) 19:57. NY Islanders 14 6 7 — 27
WHL Playoffs All Times Mountain SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Brandon (7) Today’s game Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game Brandon at Edmonton, 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Friday, April 11 x-Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 x-Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 x-Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat (4) vs. Kootenay (6) Saturday’s game Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s game Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 x-Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 x-Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 x-Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Kelowna (1) vs. Seattle (5) Thursday’s game Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s game Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Kelowna at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 Kelowna at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11 x-Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Sunday, April 13 x-Kelowna at Seattle, 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 x-Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Portland (2) vs. Victoria (3) Friday’s game Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. Saturday’s game Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. Monday, April 7 Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, April 10 x-Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12 x-Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Monday, April 14 x-Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. x — if necessary.
AMERICAN LEAGUE Pct .667 .500 .500 .333 .000
GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2
Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 2 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 1 1 .500 0 2 .000 0 2 .000
GB — — 1 2 2
Houston Seattle Texas Oakland Los Angeles
West Division W L Pct 2 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 2 1 .667 1 1 .500 0 2 .000
GB — — 1/2 1 2
Toronto Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay New York
Wednesday’s Games Detroit 2, Kansas City 1, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 6, 11 innings Oakland 6, Cleveland 1, 1st game Boston 6, Baltimore 2 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 0 Texas 4, Philadelphia 3 Houston 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Seattle at L.A. Angels, late. Today’s Games Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Detroit (Sanchez 0-0), 11:08 p.m. Minnesota (Hughes 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Boston (Doubront 0-0) at Baltimore (Chen 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 0-0) at T ampa Bay (Archer 0-0), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Elias 0-0) at Oakland (Chavez 0-0), 8:05 Friday’s Games Baltimore at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.
Washington Atlanta Miami Philadelphia New York
Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Cincinnati
NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 2 0 1.000 2 1 .667 2 1 .667 1 2 .333 0 2 .000
GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 2
Central Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 1 2 .333 0 1 .000 0 1 .000
GB — — 1 1 1
L 1 1 1 2 4
Pct .750 .667 .500 .333 .200
GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 2 1/2
Wednesday’s Results Atlanta 1, Milwaukee 0 Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Colorado 6, Miami 5 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Texas 4, Philadelphia 3 San Francisco 2, Arizona 0 L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (Hammel 0-0) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 0-0), 10:35 a.m. St. Louis (Lynn 0-0) at Cinc (Bailey 0-0), 10:35 a.m. Colorado (Morales 0-0) at Miami (Turner 0-0), 10:40 a.m. Washington (Zimmermann 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-0), 11:10 a.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0) at Arizona (Arroyo 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Friday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs,1 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 5:10 p.m.
Saturday ● Bowling: Heritage Lanes
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Los Angeles 000 000 002 — 2 3 Paxton, Beimel (8), Noesi (9) and Zunino; H.Santiago, Salas (6), Maronde (7), J.Smith (8), Frieri (9) and Iannetta. W—Paxton 1-0. L—H.Santiago 0-1. HRs—Seattle, Zunino (1), Smoak (2), Hart (1). Boston 002 020 200 — 6 10 1 Baltimore 000 200 000 — 2 6 1 Lackey, Mujica (7), Tazawa (8), Uehara (9) and Pierzynski; Jimenez, R.Webb (7), Matusz (7), O’Day (8), Stinson (9) and Wieters. W—Lackey 1-0. L— Jimenez 0-1. HRs—Boston, D.Ortiz (1), Napoli (1). Baltimore, N.Cruz (2). Toronto 000 200 100 — 3 9 0 Tampa Bay 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Buehrle, Santos (9), Cecil (9) and Navarro; Moore, B.Gomes (6), McGee (6), Lueke (7), H.Bell (8), Balfour (9) and J.Molina, Hanigan. W—Buehrle 1-0. L—Moore 0-1. Sv—Cecil (1). HRs—Toronto, Bautista 2 (2). New York 000 000 100 — 1 7 1 Houston 101 000 10x — 3 4 0 Kuroda, Phelps (7), Thornton (8), Kelley (8) and McCann; Cosart, Williams (6), K.Chapman (7), Albers (7), Fields (9) and J.Castro. W—Cosart 1-0. L—Kuroda 0-1. Sv—Fields (1). HRs—Houston, Fowler (1), M.Dominguez (1).
Kansas City 000 000 001 0 — 1 6 0 Detroit 000 100 000 1 — 2 6 0 (10 innings) Vargas, K.Herrera (8), W.Davis (9), Ti.Collins (10) and S.Perez, Hayes; Scherzer, Nathan (9), Alburquerque (10) and Avila. W—Alburquerque 1-0. L—Ti.Collins 0-1. HRs—Detroit, Kinsler (1).
Atlanta 000 000 100 — 1 3 0 Milwaukee 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 Harang, Avilan (7), D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9) and Laird; Garza, W.Smith (9), Kintzler (9) and Lucroy. W—Harang 1-0. L—Garza 0-1. Sv—Kimbrel (2). HRs—Atlanta, C.Johnson (1).
Minnesota 011 000 301 00 — 6 12 1 Chicago 030 000 012 01 — 7 11 2 (11 innings) Correia, Fien (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9), Tonkin (10), Deduno (11) and K.Suzuki; Paulino, Cleto (6), Downs (7), N.Jones (7), D.Webb (7), Veal (9), Belisario (10) and Flowers, Nieto. W—Belisario 1-0. L—Deduno 0-1. HRs—Chicago, A.Dunn (1).
Colorado 300 300 000 — 6 12 0 Miami 100 003 001 — 5 8 3 Lyles, Ottavino (6), Belisle (7), Brothers (8), Hawkins (9) and Pacheco; H.Alvarez, Slowey (4), Da.Jennings (8) and Saltalamacchia. W—Lyles 1-0. L—H.Alvarez 0-1. Sv—Hawkins (1). HRs—Miami, Stanton (1).
First Game Cleveland 000 000 001 — 1 5 1 Oakland 122 001 00x — 6 12 1 Kluber, Atchison (4), Pestano (6), B.Wood (7), Outman (8) and Y.Gomes; Kazmir, Otero (8) and D.Norris. W—Kazmir 1-0. L—Kluber 0-1. HRs— Oakland, Callaspo (1). Second Game Cleveland 000 200 103 — 6 9 1 Oakland 200 100 100 — 4 7 1 McAllister, Rzepczynski (5), Shaw (7), Allen (8), Axford (9) and Santana, Y.Gomes; Lindblom, Pomeranz (5), Gregerson (6), Doolittle (8), Ji.Johnson (9), Scribner (9) and Jaso, D.Norris. W—Allen 2-0. L—Ji.Johnson 0-2. Sv—Axford (2). HRs—Cleveland, Aviles (1). 001
Washington 000 120 101 — 5 13 1 New York 100 000 000 — 1 3 0 G.Gonzalez, Storen (7), Clippard (8), Stammen (9) and Lobaton; Colon, Germen (7), Farnsworth (9) and d’Arnaud. W—G.Gonzalez 1-0. L—Colon 0-1. HRs—Washington, Desmond (1), G.Gonzalez (1). San Francisco 000 011 000 — 2 6 1 Arizona 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 T.Hudson, J.Lopez (8), Romo (9) and Posey; Cahill, Thatcher (7), Putz (8), Rowland-Smith (9) and Montero. W—T.Hudson 1-0. L—Cahill 0-2. Sv—Romo (2). St. Louis 000 000 000 — 0 3 1 Cincinnati 000 000 001 — 1 6 1 Wacha, Siegrist (7), C.Martinez (8) and Y.Molina; Cingrani, M.Parra (8), Hoover (9) and B.Pena. W—Hoover 1-0. L—C.Martinez 0-1.
Basketball NBA Early standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct x-Toronto 43 32 .573 x-Brooklyn 40 34 .541 New York 33 43 .434 Boston 23 52 .307 Philadelphia 16 59 .213 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 52 22 .703 x-Washington 39 36 .520 Charlotte 37 38 .493 Atlanta 32 42 .432 Orlando 21 54 .280 Central Division W L Pct y-Indiana 53 23 .697 x-Chicago 43 32 .573 Cleveland 31 45 .408
GB — 2 1/2 10 1/2 20 27 GB — 13 1/2 15 1/2 20 31 1/2 GB — 9 1/2 22
27 48 .360 14 61 .187 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct y-San Antonio 59 16 .787 Houston 49 25 .662 Dallas 44 31 .587 Memphis 44 31 .587 New Orleans 32 43 .427 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 54 19 .740 Portland 49 27 .645 Minnesota 37 37 .500 Denver 33 42 .440 Utah 23 52 .307 Pacific Division W L Pct x-L.A. Clippers 53 22 .707 Golden State 46 29 .613 Phoenix 44 30 .595
25 1/2 38 1/2 GB — 9 1/2 15 15 27 GB — 6 1/2 17 1/2 22 32 GB — 7 8 1/2
Sacramento 27 L.A. Lakers 25 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 119, Orlando 98 Indiana 101, Detroit 94 Washington 118, Boston 92 Charlotte 123, Philadelphia 93 New York 110, Brooklyn 81 Toronto 107, Houston 103 Miami 96, Milwaukee 77 Chicago 105, Atlanta 92 Minnesota 102, Memphis 88 San Antonio 111, Golden State 90 Denver 137, New Orleans 107 Sacramento 107, L.A. Lakers 102 L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Today’s Games San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
Curling 2014 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP AT BEIJING, CHINA Standings Wednesday following Draw 14 at the 2014 men’s world curling championship, to be held through Sunday (all times Eastern): Country (Skip) W L x-Norway (Ulsrud) 8 1 Japan (Y.Morozumi) 7 2 Canada (Koe) 6 3 Switzerland (de Cruz) 6 3 China (R.Liu) 5 4 Sweden (O.Eriksson) 5 4 Czech Republic (Snitil) 4 5 Germany (J.Jahr) 4 5 Scotland (E.MacDonald) 3 6
U.S. (Fenson) Denmark (Stjerne) Russia (Drozdov) x- clinched playoff berths Wednesday’s results Draw 13 Switzerland 8 Sweden 6 Scotland 7 Russia 5 Czech Republic 8 Germany 4 China 8 U.S. 4 Draw 14 Japan 8 Germany 7 U.S. 6 Denmark 5 (Extra End) Sweden 6 Canada 2 Norway 11 Russia 2 Draw 15, 9 p.m.
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Traditional Open, 9 a.m. start. ● Senior AAA hockey: Third game of best-of-five McKenzie Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship — Powell River Regals vs. Bentley Generals, 3 p.m., Red Deer Arena. ● Midget AAA hockey: Second game of best-of-three Pacific Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship, 7 p.m., Red Deer Arena.
Sunday ● Bowling: Heritage Lanes Traditional Open, 9 a.m. start, finals at 4 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Third game of best-of-three Pacific Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship, if necessary, 2 p.m., Red Deer Arena. ● Senior AAA hockey: Fourth game of best-of-five McKenzie Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship, if necessasry — Powell River Regals vs. Bentley Generals, 7:30 p.m., Red Deer Arena.
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● Senior AAA hockey: First game of best-of-five McKenzie Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship — Powell River Regals vs. Bentley Generals, 7:30 p.m., Red Deer Arena.
● Bowling: Heritage Lanes Traditional Open, noon start. ● Midget AAA hockey: First game of best-of-three Pacific Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship, 5 p.m., Red Deer Arena. ● Senior AAA hockey: Second game of best-of-five McKenzie Cup (Alberta/B.C.) championship — Powell River Regals vs. Bentley Generals, 8:30 p.m., Red Deer Arena.
Philadelphia 102 000 000 — 3 9 3 Texas 000 000 103 — 4 9 2 K.Kendrick, Hollands (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz; R.Ross, Tolleson (6), Figueroa (7), Rosin (8) and Arencibia. W—Rosin 1-0. L—Papelbon 0-1. HRs— Philadelphia, Howard (1).
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Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Colorado Arizona
Baseball East Division W L 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 2
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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP y-Boston 76 x-Tampa Bay 76 x-Montreal 77 Detroit 76 Toronto 77 Ottawa 76 Florida 77 Buffalo 75
U.S. vs. Norway; Germany vs. Canada; Denmark vs. Russia; Sweden vs. Japan. Today’s games Draw 16, 2 a.m. Scotland vs. Canada; Norway vs. Switzerland; Japan vs. China; Czech Republic vs. Denmark. Draw 17, 7 a.m. Russia vs. Czech Republic; China vs. Sweden; Switzerland vs. U.S.; Scotland vs. Germany. End of Round Robin Tiebreakers (if required) One — 7 p.m. (Thursday) Two — 7 p.m. (Thursday), midnight (Friday) Three — 9 p.m. (Thursday), midnight and 5 a.m. (Friday)
HUMBLE, Texas — Rory McIlroy can’t remember a time when men’s golf has so clearly lacked a dominant figure, or figures, heading into the Masters. Welcome to the Tiger Woods-less 2014, a year full of those hoping to contend on the PGA Tour rather than one player who expects to win each and every week. McIlroy, speaking following his pro-am at the Houston Open on Wednesday, said he hadn’t talked with Woods since news broke of Monday’s back surgery that will keep him out of next week’s visit to Augusta National. The Northern Ireland golfer and former world No. 1 also said golf overall, not just next week’s Masters, is seemingly as wide open as it’s been during his time as a pro. “It’s almost like golf is waiting for someone to stamp their authority on the game and be that dominant player,” McIlroy said. Australia’s Steven Bowditch earned his first PGA Tour win at last week’s Texas Open in San Antonio, becoming the tour’s 17th different winner in its last 20 events — dating back to the beginning of this season at the Frys.com Open. The parity is a far cry from Woods’ peak when he won nine events in 2000 and eight in both 1999 and 2006.
And Woods isn’t alone in his dominance after the turn of the century, with Vijay Singh also winning nine times in 2004. McIlroy mentioned both Woods and Singh on Wednesday while also saying golf needs a few players to “sort of put their hands up and try and be, you know, the dominant players in this game because that’s what people like to see.” Jimmy Walker leads the tour this season with three wins. The Texan, in another sign of the changing of the guard in golf these days, went 187 starts on the PGA Tour without winning before capping a stretch of three wins in eight tournaments at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February. Bowditch joined Walker in the first-time winner ranks last week, earning his first trip to the Masters in the process. Even Bowditch, while occupied with this week’s Houston Open and preparing for next week’s trip to Augusta National, had a sense of what Woods’ absence will mean to the game. “Tiger, in any atmosphere, creates an unbelievable atmosphere,” Bowditch said. “... What Tiger has done for the game of golf is unbelievable. To not have him there at the Masters is not the greatest.” Woods has had his share of challengers over the years, including McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, among others.
Shewfelt, Klassen, men’s rowing eight inducted into Olympic Hall of Fame BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Kyle Shewfelt’s Olympic gold medal in gymnastics shines bright a decade later because it is the first and only of its kind in Canada. Unlike the Olympic champion who has a teammate or hero to follow or emulate, Shewfelt blazed his own trail to win the floor routine in 2004. He is the only Canadian to win an Olympic medal of any colour in gymnastics. The Calgarian is among the athletes, builders and coaches who will be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in June. He’ll join speedskater Cindy Klassen, the victorious men’s eight rowing team of 2008, speedskating coach Marcel Lacroix, hockey coach Pat Quinn and the late, former Alberta premier Ralph Klein among the 2014 inductees. Sports journalist Richard Garneau, who covered 23 Olympic Games, will receive the Canadian Olympic Order posthumously. While Shewfelt agrees no Canadian beat a path to the podium for him, he didn’t feel isolated in his quest. “Why did it happen for me? I wasn’t by myself,” Shewfelt
said. “I had tons of supporters, amazing teammates, my national federation was so supportive of the dream. “They sent me around the world when I was 17 to get that experience. I just never wavered in my belief that it was possible. “I watched the Russians, I watched the Americans, the Chinese and the Japanese and I imagined myself being just like them. I did have incredible Canadian ambassadors in sport, Jennifer Wood was my idol, Curtis Hibbert, Stella Umeh, these are people I really looked up to. “For myself, I wanted to take it to the next level and I guess it took a lot of courage for myself to do that, but it was something I was willing to risk. I knew as an athlete that when I ended by career, I wanted to look back and have no regrets. I had to chase the biggest dream possible.” Shewfelt, 31, retired in 2009 after competing in three Olympic Games. He broke both legs in competition less than a year out from the 2008 Summer Games, yet finished ninth in the vault and 11th in the floor routine in Beijing. Shewfelt, who has a vault named after him, recently opened a gymnastics school in the city.
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All Fishermen Are Liars By John Gierach Simon & Schuster, New York Soft cover, 256 pages, $27.99
not mean â€œmissing,â€? and that he and his were OK and had been working hard with his neighbours on flood recovery work. Accompanying the letter was a copy of the Flood Issue of the Redstone Review, the area Last September, I newspaper owned, edwrote my worries that ited and published by friend and angling au- Susan de Castro McCathor John Gierach was nn, Gierachâ€™s partner or spousal facreported as simile, as we â€œunaccounted used to say in forâ€? by Colomy old family rado authorilaw days. The ties in the issue conwake of the tains a long huge floods Gierach story that had hit taking you the St. Vrain there, telling River, the you what an town of Lyall but biblions, and the cal flood is nearby area like, and deof Colorado scribes what where Gieryou and your ach lives. BOB neighbours do Recently I SCAMMELL to survive and received a letget on with ter from John your lives. explaining Two days later, I rethat, when you decline to be evacuated or res- ceived a publisherâ€™s cued in Colorado, they proof copy of Gierachâ€™s designate you â€œunac- new book, All Fishermen counted for,â€? which does Are Liars, which was due
for release on April 1. As usual with Gierach, the catchy title has little relevance to the contents of the book. I dove right in and, once again, was taken away by this authorâ€™s rare gift; reading Gierach is like being there with him on his fishing trips around home in Colorado, to Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michiganâ€™s Upper Peninsula, Washington state, Alaska, our Northwest Territories, Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of the 22 hybrid story-essays in the book are reworked from Gierachâ€™s long-running Sporting Life back-page column in Fly Rod and Reel magazine, which is no longer available on Red Deer newsstands because not enough copies of arguably North Americaâ€™s best fly fishing magazine were being sold. So I have subscribed just to keep up with and go with John, having first and last actually fished with him in west Central Alberta in 1999. One exception may be the first piece in the book, A Day at the Office, which I donâ€™t recall reading before anywhere, and which, even though written in the second person, is obviously autobiographical and about how the young â€œTrout Bumâ€? (title of his now-classic first fishing book) came to earn his living doing the two things he loved to do most: fly fishing and writing. Gierach immediately transports me back to my own youth in Brooks in the 1940s with this: â€œChances are youâ€™re raised in the country, or in a small town surrounded by country. â€Ś You experience the kind of freedom that will be unknown to future generations. This is the 1950s, when kids are still allowed to run wild as long as theyâ€™re home by dark.â€? Because he is known to be a rare fishing writer who can and will keep his mouth shut, Gierach is â€?sometimes taken to secret glory holes that few ever get to see.â€? (Did that myself.) â€œThe worst
Creating a garden expresses individuality Why garden? Is it to: create a beau- time outside, enjoying the nature and tiful area, increase the value of the the weather. A garden is a quiet place property, produce food, or relax? to get away from the pressures of evThese are just a few reasons people eryday life. Working in a garden allows garden. Why people garden is as indi- one to, think, plan and interact with vidual as the garden they nature. create. The learning curve for In summer, the garden new gardeners can be steep becomes an extension to the but if it is broken into small house, a place to live and segments, it is manageable. entertain. Even the most seasoned It takes time and energy gardeners continue to learn to achieve a garden that as there is always new reis attractive and functionsearch, plants and products al, similar to decorating a on the market. house. One of the side effects One of the differences of gardening is physical fitis that gardens are living ness. The physical effort things. As plants mature, but into gardening helps dethe garden changes and advelop muscles and improves aptations occur. Most seafitness levels. Gardening is LINDA soned gardeners will always a low-impact activity where TOMLINSON say that their yard is a work each individual works at in progress. Very few gartheir own pace. deners ever feel that their The word gardening engarden is completed. compasses all activities Carefully planned and well-cared- that take place in the yard to develop for gardens enhance the house and in- and maintain the garden. As a result, crease the value of the property. Even the gardener carries out a multitude of the simplest well-maintained land- tasks that require the person to bend, scape adds appeal and value. walk, lift, carry, stretch and dig. When planning a garden, know that Some jobs like weeding are repetithe main focal point in the front yard tive and can eventually cause muscle is the house. A common mistake is to strain, but others are not. If possible, place large trees in the front yard, hid- plan the day to contain a number of ing the house. different activities to avoid repetitive Vegetable gardens are planted by strains. people who like to eat fresh foods, People who are not active during want to know their foodâ€™s origin and to the winter months should approach the be somewhat self sufficient. garden season slowly to avoid injury. It is possible to purchase local fresh Gardening can be overwhelming as produce but it isnâ€™t the same as going there is much to do in a short season. to the garden and choosing what will Be realistic and limit the garden to the be eaten for the next meal. amount of time available. If time is in With a garden, there isnâ€™t the feast short supply, avoid labour-intensive and famine associated with shopping projects like large areas to weed or for fresh food once a week. There is a too many small pots to water. Keep the definite pride in knowing that the food garden manageable. on the table was planted, cared for and For those who hate gardening but harvested by you. want a nice yard, keep the design simGrowing vegetables can save money ple and hire company to maintain part but be sure to factor in all costs, which or all of it. Gardens can be enjoyed can include: seeds, plot rental, cultiva- without working in them. tion and soil amendments, tools and Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist fertilizer. who lives near Rocky Mountain House. For those who like gardening, it She can be reached at www.igardencanais relaxing. It allows people to spend da.com or email@example.com.
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Above: John Gierach fishing the North Raven River. Below: Runoff in Alberta â€“ will it ever start?
that happens,â€? Gierach writes, â€œis that you occasionally go fishing without turning a profit: something normal people do every day.â€? Thereâ€™s only one of the pieces in the book that I didnâ€™t enjoy, Tenkara, about the latest fly fishing fad, alleged to be an ancient Japanese method of fishing with a long, limber rod, no reel and a short line tied to the tip of the rod, leader and single fly. I kept thinking that never-trendy John had been cornered and conned by a promoter peddling tenkara equipment, and that the piece should have been titled Zen and the Art of Losing Trout â€Ś or left out of the book.
John Gierach is known for his laconic, funny, acerbic one-liners, and this new book has more of them than in his last two books. As a lawyer, I loved his take on counsel for big business in environmental matters: â€œthe kind of lawyers who â€Ś could get a sodomy charge reduced to tailgating.â€? Out and about, we meet all kinds. This Gierach writes of a landowner with some prime water: â€œRoy reminds me of a character in a James Crumley novel who â€˜had a heart as big as all outdoors â€” and a liver as big as a salmon.â€™ â€? Or this: â€œIn a blue-collar cafe down there I get a cup of coffee that doesnâ€™t cost
seven dollars, doesnâ€™t come with whipped cream and sprinkles, and isnâ€™t served by a blond girl named Tiffany.â€? Gierachâ€™s Colorado home waters are much like ours and that explains some of his travels: â€œBy the time itâ€™s what most would think of as fishing weather, with green grass and birds singing at dawn, the rivers are in full runoff and itâ€™s time to pack your stuff and blow town in search of clear water.â€? Or go with Gierach simply by staying home and reading this enjoyable book. â€Ś Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@ telusplanet.net.
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Food introduction for your child
MIKE ROIZEN & MEHMET OZ
NEW RESEARCH FOR CHANGING TIMES ety (CPS) published a position statement on allergy prevention in high-risk infants that stated: “There is no evidence that delaying the introduction of potential allergens like peanuts, fish or eggs beyond six months helps to prevent allergy.” Thus, there would be no reason to delay introduction of these types of foods in low-risk infants. Indeed, this is contrary to recommendations of the AAP as recent as a decade ago. The evidence available now is certainly strong enough to consider small challenges with particular foods once thought to be dangerous; as it appears that early food introduction can decrease sensitivity later in life. Yet, it is still difficult to consider introducing these foods to an infant too early, especially in those with current allergies, asthma and/or eczema, as well as those with a strong family history of allergic sensitization. It also remains unclear whether early food introduction to those severely sensitive or anaphylactic to eggs or other foods may be alleviated with early introduction, since the safety of a child remains top priority. However, it is apparent that the type of food, dose, frequency, age of introduction and heritable background of the child may all play important roles. Although we do not yet have all the answers, we continue to learn and appreciate this new evidence, which should be taken into consideration when approaching food introduction with infants. For more information on the appropriate timing of introducing foods based on your child’s specific needs, talk to your naturopathic doctor. Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Aspire Natural Medicine. He completed his naturopathic medical training at Bastyr University, and is among only a handful of naturopathic doctors in Alberta to complete an additional one-year residency in family medicine. For more detailed information on naturopathic medicine visit www.aspiremedicine.ca.
Amnesiac whose case helped rewrite chapters of the book on memory dies BY HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A Toronto man whose brain was among the most studied in the world has died. He was known in his many appearances in the scientific literature as simply K.C., an amnesiac who was unable to form new memories. But to the people who knew him, and the scientists who studied him for decades, he was Kent Cochrane, or just Kent. Cochrane, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident when he was 30 years old, helped to rewrite the understanding of how the brain forms new memories and whether learning can occur without that capacity. “From a scientific point of view, we’ve really learned a lot (from him), not just about memory itself but how memory contributes to other abilities,” said Shayna Rosenbaum, a cognitive neuropsychologist at York University who started working with Cochrane in 1998 when she was a graduate student. Cochrane was 62 when he died late last week. The exact cause of death is unknown, but his sister, Karen Casswell, said it is believed he had a heart attack or stroke. He died in his room at an assisted living facility where he lived and the family opted not to authorize an autopsy. Few in the general public would know about Cochrane, though some may have seen or read media reports on the man whose life was like that of the lead character of the 2000 movie Memento. But anyone who works on the science of human memory would know of K.C. Casswell and her mother, Ruth Cochrane, said the family was proud of the contribution Kent Cochrane made to science. Casswell noted her eldest daughter was in a psychology class at university when the professor started to lecture about the man the scientific literature knows as K.C.
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Kent Cochrane is shown in a video grab in 2007. Known in medical literature as K.C., the Toronto man suffered irreversible brain damage in a motorcycle accident, winding up like the lead character in the movie Memento — unable to make new memories. “She was quite thrilled to say ’That’s my uncle.”’ In the scientific literature Cochrane followed in the footsteps of an American man known as H.M., who had sustained similar brain damage in 1953 when he underwent a lobotomy that was supposed to ease his severe epilepsy. The surgery left H.M. incapable of making new memories. A book on his much-studied life called Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M. was published last year by Suzanne Corkin. Morris Moscovitch, a senior scientist at Baycrest Hospital’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, also worked extensively with K.C. He said something Corkin said of H.M. also pertains to Cochrane. “She says in the book (that) ... H.M., despite not knowing it, led a very meaningful life. More meaningful than probably most of our lives. And I think the same could be said of K.C. His contribution gave meaning to his life and to his parents’ lives.” Moscovitch first learned of Cochrane’s case in 1983 when one of his undergraduate students declared he’d met a man who suffered from the same kind of memory deficits as the by-then famous H.M. The student worked at a sheltered workshop and had met Cochrane there. Testing showed that
Cochrane was indeed unable to form new memories or recollect events from before his motorcycle crash. He knew facts about himself, but could not draw up the rich memories that other people have. So, for example, he could look at a picture and recognize the people in it. He might even know that the photo was of a Christmas when he was a child. But he would not have been able to remember if the sweater he was wearing was a Christmas present, or anything that might have happened that day. As Moscovitch puts it, Cochrane couldn’t reimagine his past experiences. And, the scientists who worked with him learned, he was not able to imagine a future. Before K.C., it was not known that remembering past experiences and imaging future ones were governed by the same part of the brain. Moscovitch said Cochrane contributed “tremendously” to the ongoing efforts to tease out the mysteries of what the various parts of the brain do, and what happens when those parts sustain damage. By studying Cochrane, scientists were able to determine that the hippocampus was crucial for this kind of memory and thinking. Humans have two hippocampi, portions of the brain that are nestled under the cerebral cortex in the front of the brain.
“That idea that the hippocampus is necessary for reliving the past rather than just knowing about it has become a central contribution of Kent,” Moscovitch said. Though he couldn’t form new memories, Cochrane could learn, with repetition. Moscovitch noted testing showed Cochrane was “quite bright” and that intellect hadn’t been destroyed by his brain damage. For instance, his family devised a system to let Cochrane know what was up if he found himself at home alone. Because of his memory deficit, his parents could tell him they were going out and a few minutes later he would not recollect that information. When that happened, he knew to check the refrigerator door; there would be a message for him there. And he learned how to refile books at the library where he worked. “He was able to pick up information and automatically store it and retrieve it, both actionbased things and perceptually based knowledge,” said Moscovitch, though he noted that while Cochrane could do this type of task by rote, he could not remember being taught these skills. “He’d be able to learn these strategies with repetition, but often wasn’t aware where he acquired the strategy or how he acquired it.”
Six ways to break out of a bad mood What do you do when you’re in a funk? Overeat? Sleep too much, or not enough? Snap at your loved ones? Mess up at work? Well, at least you’re not alone with your blues: A whopping 49 per cent of people report feeling cranky and glum at least once a week. But did you know down-in-the-dumps feelings stimulate health-threatening inflammation and trigger brain changes that make high-fat, high-sugar foods look extra-tempting? Great reasons to take bad moods seriously — and to have a rescue plan ready the next time a tough commute, nasty boss or a piece of unwelcome news dampens your day. The goal: Lift your spirits before you skip your lunchtime walk and head to a nasty vending machine instead. Dealing with negative moods in a healthy way can help you sidestep weight gain and increased stress, avoid heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. You have control, so take it. Here are a couple of steps to get you on your way to laying a good foundation for sound emotional health: cultivate and cherish good friends; make sure you eat a healthy diet (fruit, veggies and good fats like fish and nuts boost your mood); take a 30-minute daily walk — proven to reduce depression; get a good night’s sleep; and practise daily stress relief such as meditation and yoga (any quiet, calming, repetitive activity). Even vigorous weekly tennis match with a good buddy can help clear your brain and relieve stress. It’s also important to get professional help if you notice signs of depression. But for a quick pick-you-up, here’s how to put a smile on your face and some bounce in your step: ● Turn on the music. Cue up your favourite tunes, then tell yourself, “I’m planning to feel better, and this music will help.” Keep that good intention in mind while the tunes play. One new study says that positive intention is an even more powerful moodlifter than music alone. ● Write down your negative thoughts — then rip them up and throw them away. There’s something powerful about the physical act of tossing aside gloomy thoughts. It seems to signal your brain in a dramatic way that you’re getting past the bad stuff. In contrast, putting glum thoughts on paper and keeping them around — such as in a journal — seems to tell your brain that you want to hold on to them and that means you’re more likely to replay them. ● Pet a pet. Stroking Fido’s fur or Kitty’s silky coat boosts oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, as well as levels of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. It also can lower blood pressure by an impressive 10 per cent. (Fido’s blood pressure falls, too.) Don’t have a dog or cat? Spend some quality time with your neighbour’s pet. ● Gaze at your favourite painting. Monet’s Water Lilies? A sensual Georgia O’Keefe flower? Whatever you favour, taking it in for a few minutes could increase blood flow in your brain by an energizing 10 per cent — a boost on par with what happens when you look at someone you love. (Real flowers work, too.) Try bookmarking your favourite visuals online. Make them your computer’s desktop image or keep postcards of them by your desk. ● Bust a yoga move and laugh a little. Plenty of yoga practices slash stress and help you feel calmer, but if the yoga studio in your neighbourhood isn’t yet offering laughter yoga, try this trend on your own. Think about something funny, then produce a laugh while you do a simple routine. (You’ll find an easy yoga routine at realage.com.) Just 20 minutes can boost your mood and improve heart rate, a sign of a healthy nervous system. ● Unleash your inner rock-and-roll drummer. Beat out a rhythm on your desk, a kitchen pot or those old bongo drums you’ve had in the closet since 1978. Studies show that drumming lifts spirits fast. For even more fun, try it with another person. Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit sharecare.com.
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Preventing allergies in babies and issues such as colic, eczema, asthma and digestive problems are growing priorities for many parents. One of the most common topics that parents want to discuss in my practice is regarding the process of food introduction with their infants. I believe when to introduce foods is changing as new evidence has many of my colleagues and I making new recommendations to our patients. The evidence is showing that introducing small amounts of food much earlier, even highly allergenic ones, can prevent future allergies. Despite the growing body of evidence, many parents are still waiting extended periods to introduce new food groups. In 2003, the American SHANE Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) JOHNSON released a statement on the prevention of food allergies in NATUROPATHIC children that recommended MEDICINE delaying the introduction of cow’s milk until one year of age, eggs until two years of age and peanut, tree nut and fish until three years of age. In 2006, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology followed in the AAP’s footsteps. However, in 2008, five years after the AAP released the above statement, they reversed their initial recommendations regarding food allergies in infancy. Since 2008, there has been mounting evidence demonstrating that the introduction of most foods after nine months of age can actually increase the risk of allergies, including those that are particularly allergenic such as wheat, dairy, eggs, fish and nuts. In December 2013, the Canadian Pediatric Soci-
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THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 WHO’S STARING AT WHO
HOROSCOPE Thursday, April 3 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Amanda Bynes, 28; Eddie Murphy, 53; Alec Baldwin, 56 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This will be a chatty day as the Moon is in Gemini. It will be much easier to share our feelings and thoughts today as we find the right words at the right time. We are able to read others and grasp their body language. Once the Sun squares Pluto, ego and power struggles can get in the way today, thus causing ASTRO fights or disagreements. DOYNA HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, expect a year packed with lots and lots of errands to run. You’ll find yourself making more short trips than usually and you’ll be commuting in your neighbourhood more frequently as well. Don’t be surprised if you happen to accomplish successfully various tasks at once as your curiosity and the need to be in the know will be heightened. Learn a new skill, take a fun class. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can accomplish so much more in a quieter setting where you can organize your thoughts and make sense of them all. You wonder through the unknown. Confidential talks may be in the works. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You feel more comfortable around people today. You are able to convey your messages and share your points of view. You have a knack for identifying other people’s intentions and respond in the appropriate manner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There is a lot of information buzzing around the office. Decisions are being made and opinions are beings stated. It’s a wonderful day to host a public appearance or to make presentations. Put your best foot forward. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in a deep reflective mood. You contemplate a lot over your life and your purpose in it. Your mind ponders over a variety of philosophies while exploring your inner higher consciousness. It’s a prosperous time to take a meditation class. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sharing your viewpoints may have a greater impact within the group or organization you belong to. You are able to speak freely about taboo subjects or simply dig into the subconscious world. Watch your opponents’ reactions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You speak straight from your heart and you want your partner to understand you better. This is a great day for those one-on-one conversations about complex subjects. Use today’s favourable influence to get a professional’s opinion or to schedule an interview. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have the inspiration to carry on with some writing endeavour a publishing assignment right now. Health concerns may be on your mind. Instead of pondering on them, schedule a check up for some peace of mind. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today you will find a common language between you and your partner. You are able to share the secrets that have been underlying thus far and which have been bothering you. Your partner should be more receptive to your concerns. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your ability to pick up other’s moods is impeccable. Household matters should go relatively smooth at this time. You can relate naturally and effortlessly to your closest partnerships due to your active listening. News can be home or real estate related. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Certain adjustments need to be made within your domestic environment in order to restore the balance and the harmony within your home. You may want to suddenly move to another space or seek other types of residence that will better accommodate you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may need to bring forward certain changes relating to your ongoing projects, which are required by your superior. You may have to bend according to the demands that force you to adjust yourself to the public’s request. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are seen as a very perceptive individual. You are able to sense and feel the aura around you. Sentimentality prevails and you may want to spend some quality time close to your family members. Get in touch with your roots. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
Soda wars move to flavoured sparkling waters THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The soda wars appear to be shifting to another corner of the beverage industry — sparkling, flavoured waters. A report released Monday shows U.S. soda sales fell at an accelerated pace last year, extending a streak of declines that began in 2005. But people are apparently developing a taste for another type of sweet, carbonated beverage. Last year, a small brand called Sparkling Ice saw sales more than double to $302.4 million from the previous year, according to IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm. While still a tiny fraction of the broader soda industry, it represents striking growth from 2009, when sales were just $2.7 million. And it’s just one of the factors chipping away at the dominance of traditional sodas like Coke and Pepsi, particularly in the diet category. Sparkling Ice drinks, which are labeled as “Naturally Flavoured Sparkling Mountain Spring Water,” come in a variety of fruity flavours and are made with the artificial sweetener sucralose, better known by the brand name Splenda. Its success hasn’t es-
caped the attention of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. Coca-Cola introduced a line called Fruitwater last year that bears many resemblances to Sparkling Ice, including packaging in tall, clear bottles. A few months later, PepsiCo followed suit with Aquafina FlavorSplash, which also comes in a variety of fruity flavours. The success of Sparkling Ice, which has zero calories, may also be among the reasons diet sodas are suffering steeper declines than their full-calorie counterparts. Last year, Diet Coke’s sales volume declined 6.8 per cent and Diet Pepsi’s declined 6.9 per cent, according to Beverage Digest. Industry executives have blamed the declines on people’s worries over artificial sweeteners. But Sparkling Ice is made with artificial sweeteners, as are Coca-Cola’s Fruitwater and PepsiCo’s FlavorSplash. Exactly what differentiates the carbonated, flavoured waters from soda isn’t clear. Theresa Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the agency doesn’t have a “standard of identity” for what defines a soda or a cola.
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It must be an old grouse trying to get into the Rimbey long-term care facility as it has been sitting on the window ledge outside the office of Kathy Gilchrist for the last few days. It seems to enjoy its new spot, as Gilchrist can get right up the window and the grouse just stares back at her and it leaves only for short amounts of time, then comes right back to its spot.
Employee doesn’t feel comfortable with new work incentive Dear Annie: I’m 18 years old. I work two jobs to she sent me a nasty email asking how I could expect save money for college next year, one during the them to bring lunch. She said it is the host’s job to week and the other at a coffee shop on the weekends. provide something to eat. Last week, my boss from the coffee shop sent an Annie, I’ve gone to their houses many times and email to all employees saying that we are now re- have always brought these sandwiches because I quired to take a daily picture of ourselves on a work know everybody likes them. (I’ve never accepted paycamera. At the end of the month, the owners (a hus- ment.) band and wife) will judge who is the best After receiving that nasty email from dressed and give the winner a $100 gift my sister, I told her she is no longer welcertificate. come here. Now my parents say I am the Annie, all of the workers at this shop bad guy and should have bit the bullet are high school and college-age females. and provided lunch on my own. Was I This makes us uncomfortable, but we are wrong? — Offended Brother afraid of losing our jobs. There already Dear Brother: While the host should are video cameras that send black-andprovide refreshments, this is family, and white images directly to the boss’s office. such things can be treated informally. My parents said that they’d be supportThe fact that you’ve brought sandwichive of whatever I decide. I really like and es is generous, but that was your choice, need this job. Yesterday, I dressed very not theirs. And your sister should not have well, but didn’t take a picture. Five minasked about bringing something if she was utes ago, I received an email reminding not willing to comply. Her email was rude MITCHELL me that the pictures are mandatory. What and incendiary, and your response shoved do I do? — Confused Employee the argument into the stratosphere. & SUGAR Dear Confused: We suspect your emYou should each apologize. We suggest ployers think this is an incentive for you you swallow your pride and take the first and your co-workers to dress better. step before this estrangement becomes While the photographs don’t seem dispermanent and all of you lose out. criminatory, they do appear to be an unreasonable Dear Annie: I wholeheartedly agree with “Mom” requirement for employment. about the PG-13 movies for children. Your best bet is to get together with the other emHow sad that we, the American public, allow this ployees and talk to your bosses. Let them know that to continue and even make it profitable. Television you are uncomfortable with this new demand and is even worse. We all allow the lowest common deask whether they can find another way of getting the nominator to set our values and standards. I realize preferred results (like an enforced dress code). that someday my grandchildren will be dealing with Dear Annie: I am a 51-year-old married man living their children being exposed to much more filth. in New Jersey. My retired parents live in PennsylvaI grew up in the ‘50s and wish I could bottle the nia, and my older sister lives not far from them. innocence my friends and I enjoyed and give it to my Last November, my wife and I bought a new house grandchildren. 10 minutes from our old one. My parents wanted to Instead, parents today seem to be rushing their see our new home. They rely on my sister to drive children toward adulthood. — Baton Rouge, La. them long distances, so she sent an email with the Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and details about when and how long. Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers colShe also asked, “Is there anything we can bring?” umn. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ I responded that she could bring four of our fam- comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators ily’s favorite sandwiches for lunch. The next night, Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
Sole winner of $425-million lottery jackpot comes forward in California THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILPITAS, Calif. — The sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento. Buxton was wearing a shirt that featured a picture of Yoda and read,
“Luck of the Jedi I have,” according to lottery officials. The one winning ticket for the Feb. 19 drawing was sold at a convenience store in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Milpitas, north of San Jose. The $425 million jackpot is one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, though far from the record. The nation’s biggest lottery prize was a $656 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot in 2012. The biggest Powerball jackpot
was a $590.5 million last May. Lottery officials said Buxton chose to take a lump sum payment of $242.2 million before taxes. The ticket was sold at a Chevron gas station. Lottery officials said Buxton was getting lunch at a Subway restaurant at the station’s convenience store when he decided to buy another ticket since the jackpot was so large, lottery officials said. He bought a single Quick Pick ticket for $2 that turned out to be the winner.
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Where the rubber hits the road matters in tire selection other hand, the same wider truck Tires are one of the most important tire will make more noise and may features of the truck when it comes decrease the fuel efficiency of the to improving its ride. truck. Wider tires can also slip more It is vital to make the right choice when it rains. and then maintain them so they last The size of the rim is a personal for a long time. Before you choose preference. The larger sized rims are the best tire for your truck, it is popular today. Just make sure that essential to understand the terms of If you only drive the rim and truck tire you choose the truck tire world. will fit inside the wheel well of the Tires for example are specified in this on the street then truck, and don’t forget to upgrade form - 265/75R/16. The first number a low profile truck your brakes to help stop this is the width of the truck tire, the increase in weight. The wheel rim second number is the aspect ratio or tire will be fine, but width varies from truck to truck. It height of the sidewall and the third if you go off-roading can be custom made to suit both number is the wheel diameter or then you are going on and off road driving conditions. rim size. to want more tire in The wheel rim width is rounded off The height of your sidewall is between your rim and to the nearest half inch of the tire. important and should be chosen Usually, the best choice is to have based on the conditions where you the ground. the rim width at about 90 percent drive your truck most often. If you Ian Harwood of the tread width of the tire. only drive on the street then a low The most important safety aspect profile truck tire will be fine, but if of maintenance on your truck is to keep its tires you go off-roading then you are going to want intact and in good shape. A blown tire can cause more tire in between your rim and the ground. an accident in an instant. The number one cause of That way you will not bottom out on the rims the tire wear and tear is incorrect tire pressure. All when the tires encounter rough terrain off-road. the tires on the truck should have consistent air Wider tires have more contact area with the pressure to carry the weight equally. Adequate air ground, thus giving your truck a better grip, both pressure is important for a good tire life, handling, on and off road. Your truck’s handling becomes and traction. easier because of the bigger tire width. On the
Rough country dream machine is tough gas miser The redesigned 2011 Grand Cherokee was still unmistakably a Jeep, even though it came with an all-new chassis and body. This rough country dream machine (from 2011 to 2013) was offered with an impressively wide range of basic hardware choices that included three 4x4 systems, an optional Quadra-Lift air suspension system and two engines. Its standard engine is a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 and other than some early production line glitches, (see recalls) the 2011-3013 Jeep grand Cherokee is a pretty reliable, fuel efficient modern unit. A big improvement on the previous 3.7 V6, the 3.6 V6 features 24-valves and variable valve timing and can produce 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. And fuel economy is rated at: 13.0/8.9 L/100 km (city/highway). That’s considerably better than the optional 5.7-litre V8 hemi engine, which is rated at 15.7 L/100 km in the city and 10.6 L/100 km on the highway. The pulling power (390 lb-ft of torque) of the big V8 engine, however, helps to more than double the potential towing capability of the Grand Cherokee, from 1588 kg to 3266 kg. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Laredo and Laredo X trim levels come with Quadra-Trac I, a full-time 4x4 system that distributes drive 48/52 front-to-rear, but no lowrange is provided. Quadra-Trac II was optional on Laredo X and standard on Limited and Overland. This system is capable of sending 100 per cent of drive to either the front or rear axle and has a selectable low range, which is important for demanding off-road use. Then there’s Quadra-Drive II. This was optional on the Laredo X, Limited and Overland and adds an electronic limited-slip differential that can concentrate up to 100 per cent of drive to a single wheel. It also comes with Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist systems. The optional (Quadra Lift) air suspension can lower or raise (to a maximum of 27 cm) the
ride height. It has a Park Mode that drops to its lowest (making it easier for passengers to get in or out) and an Aero Mode that automatically lowers the Grand Cherokee at highway speeds for improved aerodynamics and stability. In addition to being a more rigid platform, the new chassis gave Grand Cherokee a 13 cm longer wheelbase and a new independent rear suspension. High-speed handling and highway ride comfort, particularly for rear seat passengers, was noticeably improved. A new top-line SRT edition of Grand Cherokee, with a 6.4-litre V8 hemi engine, was added for
Look through your owner’s manual, on the sticker inside the driver’s door, or look on the tire itself to find the correct air pressure that you need to maintain them. Seasonal changes can affect the air pressure of the tires. Cold temperatures are responsible for dropping the air pressure of the tires, and warm temperatures are responsible for increasing the air pressure. A 10 percent swing in the temperatures causes a 1lb. change in the air pressure. Sudden changes in temperature are a good time to check the pressure of the tires. You can reduce the wear and tear of the truck’s tires by rotating them often. Rotating the tires, keeps the tread wear balanced and can really help when slippery and wet conditions occur. A simple rule about rotating your tires is to do it on every other oil change. Doing this consistent basis, will make the tires last longer and allow a comfortable ride for many, many kilometres. firstname.lastname@example.org
the 2012 model year. A sixspeed automatic transmission also replaced five-speed automatic with the 5.7-litre V8 and a U-connect handsOther than some free phone feature became a standard early production line glitches, the 2011on all versions. No significant 2013 Jeep Grand changes were made Cherokee is a pretty for the 2013 model reliable, fuel efficient year and the big news for 2014 is modern unit. the introduction Bob McHugh of a diesel engine edition plus a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The iconic Jeep bran’s popular premium luxury utility vehicle, the Grand Cherokee has been around for over twenty years. A generally good reliability record has helped make it a Consumer Reports “Recommended” buy and safety-wise it has been a top performer in both government
and independent crash tests. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Price Check: 2011 - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee (January 2014) Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2011 Laredo $26,000 to $30,000 2012 Laredo $29,000 to $34,000 2013 Laredo $33,000 to $38,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase. Safety Recalls: 2011 to 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2012 – Debris in the cylinder block (from the manufacturing process) of 3.6L engine could cause connecting rod bearing and crankshaft bearing damage. Abnormal engine performance may be noticed and in some cases the engine could fail. Dealers will replace the engine assembly. email@example.com
FRONT INTERNET SAFETY SESSION Westpark Middle School is hosting an Internet Safety presentation by Const. Julie Letal at 7 p.m. on April 9. The program is geared towards keeping your children safe and to help you limit the risks while they are online. Everyone is welcome to attend the presentation at the Red Deer school.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
Measles cases appear to be quiet BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF As the number of measles cases continues to grow across Canada, things have been quiet recently on the Central Alberta front. There have been no new cases reported since the end of February, said Alberta Health Services. There was a total of three cases in the region this year, confirmed by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. “We linked the cases to one shopping mall, Bower. We’re not 100 per cent sure
they were all there at same time but it appears they could have been,” Dr. Digby Horne, Central Zone medical officer of health, said on Wednesday. “We suspect that there may have been an index case who remains unknown to us who could have possibly infected all three.” Horne said they do not anticipate any future cases stemming from the first three. There were also four cases confirmed in Calgary around the same time. The threat of more Central Albertans contracting the disease is omnipresent, said Horne.
‘WE LINKED THE CASES TO ONE SHOPPING MALL, BOWER. WE’RE NOT 100 PER CENT SURE THEY WERE ALL THERE AT SAME TIME . . .’ — DR. DIGBY HORNE, CENTRAL ZONE
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FREE FIELD HOCKEY DAY Come try field hockey at Hunting Hills on Saturday. The Alberta Field Hockey Association is hoping to bring the world’s second most played sport to Red Deer and other communities. The association is offering young players the chance to play and learn about the sport without any commitment. The event is free but participants must pre-register. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the first hour geared for U10/U12 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for U14/U16. Pre-register online at www.cometryfieldhockey. com.
GRAMMALINK FABRIC SALE GrammaLink-Africa is presenting a Fabulous Fabric Sale at Gaetz United Church in Red Deer on April 12. The tables will boast a huge array of new fabric, quilting fabric, wool, knitting needles, crochet cotton, patterns, notion and embellishments. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers’ Campaign. The money supports 300 community-based grassroots HIV/AIDS projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 403-340-1365.
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Work along a new water main north of Sunnybrook Farm and Museum on 47th avenue, south of 32nd Street in Red Deer is continuing this week.
Work continues on Piper Creek water lines BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF Trails in Piper Creek near 32nd Street should be reopened today with the completion of the installation of a new water main. However, they will be closed again in the next couple of weeks as the city ties the new lines back into the system. The installation was carried out by Directional Drilling at a cost of approximate-
ly $200,000 but was delayed by inclement weather. The project started on March 5 and originally the work was supposed to be completed on March 21. “It’s hard to do some pressure tests in that -10 weather like it was last week,” said environmental planning engineer for the City of Red Deer Alex Monkman. The new line is made out of high density polyethylene. It replaces a smaller, old steel line, im-
proving the water capacity in the Bower area. The parking lot at Kin Canyon was also closed during the construction phase of the project, but will not have to be shut down again when the city comes in to tie the main back into creek crossing work carried out last year, as well as into the intersection at Spruce Drive and 32nd Street. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire damages Petrolia Park welding shop Red Deer County firefighters were called to a fire at a building in an industrial park on Wednesday morning. The fire was called in about 5:40 a.m. by an employee arriving for work at Ellis Fabrications Inc., a welding and fabrication shop in Petrolia Industrial Park south of the city. “We did have some flames coming from the front of the building. It was actually a real easy knockdown for us so we had it under control in about 20 minutes,” said county Fire Chief Tom Metzger. “It did take us a long time to mop up all the hot spots and everything just because of the way the building was designed.” About 20 county firefighters responded to the fire. No one was in the building at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries. A damage estimate was not available. The building can be repaired, he said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Metzger said it is not considered suspicious.
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A worker exits a building on the property of Ellis Fabrications Inc. in Petrolia Park, east of Gasoline Alley Tuesday morning after a fire caused extensive damage to the property.
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Bowden residents will see a 4.9 per cent municipal tax rate increase this year. A typical homeowner, paying $2,000 in municipal taxes, will see about a $98 increase in their annual tax bill. Town council recently passed its $2.2-million operating and $1.4-million capital budgets. Among the financial challenges for the municipality, and others in Alberta, was a reduction in the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding. In Bowden, MSI operational funding dropped by more than half to $76,424 from $137,824. The town will receive $293,709 in MSI funding for capital projects this year, up from $288,931 in 2013. Chief administrative officer Andy Weiss said the reduction in MSI funding was not unexpected.
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BRIEFS Information sought into break-ins Red Deer RCMP are looking for information from the public regarding three break-ins to industrial compounds in North Red Deer over the weekend. Thieves broke into trailers at Bilco Welding at 4625 63rd St., Aero Rentals at 6525 67th St. and Pinnacle Oil Tools at 6454 Golden West Ave. Tools and other items were taken from each trailer. As well, the trailers were damaged. Police are currently investigating if the break-ins are related. “It does give us some red flags if there are three (businesses) broken in right near each other; it’s not common,” said Cpl. Sarah Knelsen of the Red Deer City RCMP. Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying suspects in these crimes is asked to call the RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Pharmacy break-in probed Red Deer RCMP are investigating an early-morning pharmacy breakin. Police responded to an alarm at the Gaetz Avenue Pharmacy at 3410 50th Ave. around 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning. They found the glass front door had been shattered, likely with a broken shovel that was left on the sidewalk. Police said the opening in the door was large enough for a person to crawl through. The suspect stole about 20 blister
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Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Cathy Rausch, left, and Melanie Harvey look over the bright yellow daffodils they were selling at the downtown Red Deer Co-op Wednesday afternoon. This week volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society will be selling flowers at the two Red Deer Co-op’s Bower Place Shopping Centre and the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The Canadian Cancer Society is urging people to take part in the popular springtime tradition of purchasing fresh-cut daffodils for $6 per bunch during Daffodil Days. This vibrant flower has long been a bright symbol in the fight against more than 200 types of cancer. packs of pills, including hydromorphone and morphine, for a total of between 200 to 400 assorted narcotics. According to surveillance footage, the suspect left the building by the back door.
The suspect was wearing dark shoes with dark/black pants and a black long-sleeved shirt under a blue shortsleeved top that tied in the back, possibly a hospital gown. The suspect also had on white gloves that were too large, was possi-
bly wearing a black hat and was carrying a black garbage bag. Anyone with more information is asked to call RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous, or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
British Columbia’s Jail lagoon work done controversial grizzly bear hunt starts nagan and Similkameen regions. Conservation has been a concern. They are largely extinct south of the Canada-U.S. border. The Alberta government suspended its grizzly hunt in 2006 and declared the bears a threatened species in 2010. But in Alaska, there are 30,000 brown and grizzly bears, which are classed as the same species. The state fish and game department said about 1,900 were harvested in 2007. Kyle Artelle, a biologist at Simon Fraser University and Raincoast, said the foundation’s own study found the provincial government quotas are not conservative and overkills are common. “There’s a huge amount of uncertainty,” Artelle said. Nine coastal First Nations have declared bans on bear hunting in their traditional territories. The Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/ Xai’xais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and the Council of the Haida Nation say hunting is not allowed in the areas that largely cover the Great Bear Rainforest, though the ban is not recognized by the province. In 2005, Raincoast began buying out commercial bear hunting licences in B.C. The group now owns the guide outfitting rights to more than 28,000 square kilometres of land in the Great Bear Rainforest on the north-central coast. While the white spirit bears that call the region home cannot be hunted, the black bears that carry the recessive gene that produces them can be, said Chris Genovali, executive director. The hunt is not necessary to manage a surging population, he said, and a recent study from Stanford University found that bear viewing contributes 10 times as much revenue and employment as hunting. “The ethical argument is clear: killing for sport and amusement is unacceptable and, a lot of people would say, just outright immoral,” Genovali said.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s controversial spring grizzly bear hunt opened Tuesday, with the highest number of tags issued in decades. Based on government counts that showed stabilization of specific grizzly populations previously closed due to overhunting, the government reopened several areas to hunting this year. An estimated 1,800 tags will be issued, up from about 1,700 last year. “I think we have the best idea (of the population) of any of the jurisdictions that hunt bears right now,” said Garth Mowat, a provincial government grizzly bear biologist in the Kootenay region. “We have spent a lot of resources improving our understanding of the number of bears in British Columbia and I’m quite comfortable that it’s good enough to allow us to conservatively manage the hunt.” The spring grizzly hunt runs from April 1 to the end of May. The fall hunt begins Oct. 1 and continues into midNovember. Though 1,800 hunting tags will be issued, on average about 300 grizzlies are killed annually. The most recent year for which information is publicly available is 2009, when between 350 and 400 bears were shot. Provincial biologists estimate there are approximately 15,000 grizzly bears in the province, which is home to about a quarter of the remaining North American population. Only Alaska has more grizzlies. Biologist Paul Paquet of the Raincoast Foundation said it’s extremely difficult to get a proper count of grizzly bears and there could be far fewer — too few to risk a trophy hunt. “The real numbers could be somewhere as low as 6,000 or as high as 18,000. We just don’t know,” Paquet said. But the bigger question is the moral one, he said. “Is this ethical, to be hunting bears? That’s really what’s at issue,” Paquet said. “This is a trophy hunt, as opposed to a hunt for food.” Mowat agrees that the real issue is a question of moral support for the hunt. “The debate about whether an individual morally supports a bear hunt and the debate about the sustainability of the hunt get woven together,” he said. He does not believe there are conservation Simmons Mattress concerns. Queen Set In fact, he said, after 30 years of provincial management grizzlies are repopulating areas where they had been wiped out. Sows with cubs have been spotted moving Look for our ﬂyer west from the Kootenay mountains, into the Oka-
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MEASLES: On lookout “We’re on the lookout for additional cases because of the number of other cases in Canada and in Europe, the Philippines as well as parts of Africa,” Horne said. “Someone could get off a plane tonight and transmit measles.” British Columbia’s Fraser Valley had 288 cases as of March 24, along with other smaller outbreaks in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Last fall, there was an outbreak in Southern Alberta with 42 people affected. That outbreak was declared over by early January. Measles is relatively rare in Canada thanks to high immunization rates across the country, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported. “However, Canada will continue to see measles cases related to travel to countries where measles is endemic or there are large outbreaks, such as the Philippines and the Netherlands,” the agency stated last week. Horne said the best way to protect yourself from measles is to be immunized. A two-dose vaccine is recommended to everyone born in 1970 or after. People born before then are considered to likely be immune. It’s offered free of charge through Alberta’s immunization program. Measles is extremely contagious and spread through the air. It can lead to pneumonia and, in rare cases, even
made it known it would not connect to the South Red Deer wastewater system. This system is a multimillion-dollar project that will transport wastewater from outlying communities through more than 100 km of pipe to the Red Deer treatment plant when it’s finished in 2015. Members of the South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission, the group behind the project, say it safeguards the Red Deer River, which supplies water to more than 200,000 people, unlike lagoons. Correctional Service Canada conducted an options analysis study and concluded “the lagoon expansion was the least costly option from both a capital investment and life cycle cost investment perspective,” said Guérette. Joining the South Red Deer wastewater system would not allow CSC to completely absolve itself of wastewater lagoon operation as originally anticipated, she added. death. Symptoms include a fever of 38.3C or higher, a cough, runny nose and/or red eyes and a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after the fever starts, and sensitive eyes. firstname.lastname@example.org
BOWDEN: Revenue up “It went down for everybody. MSI funding was not intended to be longterm funding.” Offsetting some of the reductions was a boost in tax revenues of just over $20,000. Included in the budget is $30,000 towards the operation of the popular rest stop off Hwy 2 at Bowden. The province announced this year it was pulling its contribution to the Bowden Heritage Rest Area but the town has asked the government to reconsider and is awaiting a review. The town had received as much as $20,000 in the past, but the province began phasing out its contribution a number of years ago and this year offered nothing. It costs about $50,000 to operate the rest stop from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving. Right now, the plan is to open the stop this May, he said. School tax requisitions are down, so residents won’t see increases on that portion of their tax bill. On the capital side, the bulk of the spending will go to a $1.3-million project to upgrade water and sewer lines, curbs and asphalt in a stretch of the downtown.
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Construction to expand Bowden Institution’s wastewater lagoon system wrapped up last month. The new storage cell to support the growing inmate population and provide an additional 133,000 cubic metres of capacity to the original three lagoon cells was completed on March 7. It is located on the northeast section of the federally-owned land where the prison sits, between Bowden and Innisfail. The expansion, first proposed over two years ago, was originally scheduled to be completed by Jan. 1. But there was a two-month delay due to the flooding last summer, said Chantal Guérette, media relations advisor with Correctional Service Canada. “The water table in the Bowden area was one metre to 1.4 metres higher than previous years, which delayed excavation of the lagoon and installation of the liner,” Guérette said. The lagoon project stirred emotions in Central Alberta after the prison
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A delicious cinema cake TEXAS WRITER/DIRECTOR WES ANDERSON CRAFTS HIS MASTERWORK WITH THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL The Grand Budapest Hotel Four stars (out of four) Rated: 14A Exotic pastries play an absurdly significant role in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, but it all makes perfect sense. The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen. And how tasty it is! Eight features into a career of artisanPETER al whimsy, the HOWELL Texas writer/ director has “baked” his masterwork, an early candidate for 2014’s best film. Every carefully arranged image is a visual treat and a comic delight, set to Alexandre Desplat’s jaunty score. Anderson’s pink-frosted retreat sits amongst the central European mountains of the Republic of Zubrowka, a place you won’t find via Google Earth. Through these vast doors pass many familiar faces — people like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, variously seen in Bottle Rocket through Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson’s previous films. But the most engaging and amusing of them is new to Anderson’s antics: Ralph Fiennes. He’s Monsieur Gustave H., the concierge of the Grand Budapest, a man of fastidious manner and reckless charm. Gustave pleasures his wealthy female clientele from lobby to bedroom, their age and decrepitude being no obstacle to swinging. His treats include servings of divine confections made by Agatha (Saoirse
BRIEFS Batteries Not Included exhibit at museum Diverse artworks created by the newest generation of artists are featured in Batteries Not Included. The ongoing exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery reflects imaginative creations by students from the Red Deer College Visual Arts program. The annual year-end exhibition, on until April 27, reflects the many ideas and themes that were taught at the college. The artworks represent the kind of subjects, materials and forms that were deemed vital by the next generation of young artists. An opening reception will be held tonight at 7 p.m.
Vancouver-based Ninjaspy bringing show to The Vat A band of brothers is using crowdsourcing to raise money for an upcoming album in conjunction with their Jump Ya Bones tour. Lead singer and guitarist Joel Parent, drummer Adam Parent and bassist Tim Parent of the Vancouver-based multi-genre band Ninjaspy will play at The Vat in Red Deer on April 26. The band will feature music from their previous records, displaying eclectic sounds from hard-core metal and ska to reggae and funk. The show will also feature three bands from Alberta, including Edmonton-based metal band All Else Fails, progressive metal band Illusive Man and Stettler-based metal band Cryptosis. Aside from their Western Canadian tour, Ninjaspy will use a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com to
At the Ronan), a sweetly innocent baker who catches the eye of Gustave’s loyal protégé, lobby boy Zero (Tony Revolori, a casting find). Gustave’s favourite guest is octogenarian Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), who positively adores him — and who wouldn’t? But she fears unspecified treachery as she prepares to return home to her grasping son Dmitri (Adrien Brody) and other ungrateful offspring. Her suspicions will soon be realized and Gustave will be drawn against his will into nasty business, which includes a merry chase for this picture’s MacGuffin: a priceless Renaissance painting called Boy With Apple. The year is 1932, notably in between world wars at the dawn of something very much like German fascism. Darkness is descending upon all of Europe, evident in the growing number of rude men in uniforms, bearing ominous Nazi-like symbols (they’re called “Zig-Zags”), who have no patience for civility. The tale is actually told over four time periods, the others being 1968, 1985 and the present day. Anderson and cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman use different camera aspect ratios — variously turning the screen square, rectangle and stretch rectangle — to subliminally and quaintly indicate the passage of time and how our perspectives change along with it. Current time and 1985 are the briefest stretches, featuring Tom Wilkinson as an author explaining raise money to jump-start the production of their album. The money will go towards recording, producing and marketing their album. The campaign is running from now to May 15. Ninjaspy hasn’t disclosed how much they are hoping to raise or what people will receive for making a pledge towards the project. The final product will be the band’s fourth studio record and second fulllength album. Advanced tickets to the show can be purchased for $10 at The Vat or 53rd Street Music. Admission is $15 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Innisfail Town Theatre marking 35th anniversary Innisfail Town Theatre will present a well-known musical in celebration of its 35th anniversary. The troupe will perform British composer and lyricist Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers starting on April 24 at 7 p.m. Blood Brothers is a tale of fraternal twin boys separated at birth. The two often cross paths without any knowledge of their biological connection. The musical offers an intriguing plot that sends the bothers toward a interesting twist of fate. Tickets to the general performance on April 24 cost $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. The general performance will be followed by nine more performances that also feature food. This includes eight dinner theatre performances, on April 25, 26, and May 1 to 3 and May 8 to 10, all at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. There will also be a brunch performance on May 4 at 2 p.m., with doors opening at noon. Tickets for each dinner theatre and brunch shows are $40. Tickets are available at The Leg Man at 5036 50th St. Innisfail. All performances will at the Ol’ Moose Hall in Innisfail.
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mance, road film and more. As zany as it all sounds — and just wait until you meet the Society of the Crossed Keys, a secret concierge fraternity — there’s an undercurrent of melancholy to The Grand Budapest Hotel that indicates how far Anderson has progressed from the studied irony of his early films. He co-wrote the script with Hugo Guinness, a British artist. The impeccable production design has always been there in Anderson’s films, but you can sense a further maturing of the storytelling that began with Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson’s 2012 childhood reverie. When Gustave laments the slide of civility, he speaks sincerely and across the decades. There’s a lot going on, but everything comes marvelously to fruition with The Grand Budapest Hotel, the grandest of treats from Wes Anderson. Where’s my fork? Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
Artist plants fake copies of Justin Bieber’s latest album in L.A. stores on April Fools’ Day BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — An artist is making it difficult to believe there’s actually a copy of Justin Bieber’s latest album for sale in Los Angeles stores. Paz, a 25-year-old electronic musician and artist, says he planted 5,000 copies of an album that appears to be Bieber’s Believe but actually contains a copy of his own CD at retailers such as Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart on Tuesday, April Fool’s Day. “We were meticulous,” said Paz, who fancies the stunt as more of a performance art piece than an April Fool’s gag. “ We paid a lot of attention to detail because we wanted these to stay up on shelves as long as possible.” From the outside, the wrapped CDs resemble Believe right down to the bar code and silky Bieber portrait on the cover. However, Paz’s artwork is inside the back cover, and the disc itself is slathered with images of cats, pizzas and a dog stuffed inside a taco. The CD contains the 13 tracks from Paz’s synth-heavy independent release From the Bottom of My Heart to the Top of Your Lungs. The Associated Press independently verified the stunt by purchasing ran-
dom copies of what looked like Bieber’s Believe from widely scattered L.A. area locations such as a Target store in Burbank and Best Buy stores in West Hollywood and Culver City. In each instance, the CDs were scanned and paid for as if they were Bieber CDs. But when they were opened outside the store, each contained a copy of Paz’s album, not Bieber’s. Messages left for Best Buy and Target representatives, as well as Bieber’s spokeswoman, weren’t immediately returned Tuesday night. A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said Wednesday morning there had been no reported occurrences of the CD turning up in area stores. Why replace Bieber? “The world won’t really miss a Justin Bieber record,” said Paz. Paz, whose full name is Paz Dylan, said he wanted to use so-called “bigbox retailers” as his artistic canvas by “droplifting” his music into the hands of consumers. It’s not Paz’s first music industry prank. Last year, he slipped photos of himself into the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles and hung them on the wall next to the likes of Grammy winners Calle 13 and Maria Rita. Watc “Sam h for o ur ple Con test Red Dee r avai Entry fo ” lab rm Dinin le in the s g Gu ide
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the hotel’s history, which he has turned into a book. He beckons us to 1968, whereupon the younger version of himself, played by Jude Law as a writer seeking a rest cure from “scribe’s fever,” finds the nearly empty Grand Budapest greatly diminished from its past glories. An elderly gentleman named Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) offers over dinner to tell the young writer about the fabled establishment, a place he sadly observes is now “too decadent for modern tastes.” Thus begins the film’s main narrative of the early ’30s, the era of Gustave, who discovers to his dismay but not his defeat that terrible things are occurring in his well-ordered universe. Barbarians are indeed at the gates, but Gustave has been too busy to notice. Now he must clear his good name, as Anderson wheels us through a madcap tribute to cinema past that includes genre hat-tips to screwball comedy, prison drama, caper movie, war ro-
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April 3 1978 — The federal government proposes a bill allowing a countrywide referendum on national unity. 1975 — Statistics Canada reports a record $2.19 billion paid out in 1974 for unemployment insurance benefits. 1946 — Canada agrees to acquire the Canadian section of the Alaska Hwy, in-
cluding telephone systems, buildings and other assets, for $108 million (1,221 miles at $88,000 a mile). The 2,450-km highway originally cost US$140 million to build, as a wartime supply route in case of Japanese invasion of North America. 1930 — Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the first time in the new Montreal Forum, beating Boston Bruins 4-3 in Game 2 of a two-game series sweep. 1898 — Chilkoot Pass avalanche kills 88 men during the Klondike gold rush.
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Federal pensions still far ahead REPORT SAYS CHANGES HAVEN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH TO EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Federal employees are still far ahead of their private sector counterparts in terms of total compensation thanks to their pension benefits, says a C.D. Howe Institute report issued Wednesday. The paper, by pension expert Malcolm Hamilton, calculates that recent changes to public pension plans still haven’t gone far enough to even the playing field and that total compensation of government employees is about $4 billion higher than Ottawa calculates. The report compares what is called “fair value” in compensation and finds that the guaranteed pension benefits paid out to retired public servants put them
in a class of their own. Last year, the government enacted changes to phase in increases to employee pension contributions so they equal to that of the employer — a socalled 50-50 cost sharing model— and raised the minimum retirement age for new employees. “Bringing public sector pension contributions more in line with the private sector is the right thing to do,” Treasury Board President Tony Clement said at the time. While public service unions railed against the changes, Hamilton says the changes hasn’t closed the gap — if anything, it has widened. “Over 15 years they are going to push up the contribution rate by about five per cent of pay, but since they’ve started doing this the value of the pension
benefit has gone up by 20 per cent of pay because of falling interest rates ... so you figure out how fast we’re advancing,” Hamilton said. Hamilton says the richer public service pensions could have been justified in the past by generally lower salaries, but comparison studies show that is no longer the case for the lower and middle ranks. Those at the top, such as deputy ministers, still generally receive lower salary scales than industry managers but they are compensated by generous pension benefits. “Steady pay increases (since 2006) and rising pension costs mean that federal employees are probably significantly overpaid by now,” Hamilton says.
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Former investment adviser faces sanctions BY ADVOCATE STAFF A former investment adviser charged with the murder of an Innisfail woman violated a number of Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (IIROC) rules in his dealings with clients, an IIROC hearing panel has concluded. Brian Andrew Malley faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the Nov. 25, 2011, death of Vicky Shachtay. RCMP say the 23-year-old disabled mother was killed when a bomb delivered to her home exploded. Malley, who worked in Red Deer at the time as a registered representative of Assante Capital Management Inc. was arrested in May 2012 and charged with murder, causing an explosion likely to result in harm or death, and sending an explosive device. Approximately 54 of his clients subsequently complained about the handling of their accounts, said IIROC, with many saying they had suffered substantial losses. On March 3, IIROC held a disciplinary hearing into Malley’s professional conduct and on Tuesday announced that he had violated several of IIROC’s rules. These included failing to know essential facts related to some of his clients, making unsuitable recommendations and engaging in unauthorized discretionary trading. Malley also failed to co-operate with the investigation, the hearing panel said. Malley’s wife Christine Marie Malley, who previously worked for Assante as a branch manager in Red Deer, was also found to have breached IIROC rules. The panel concluded that she hadn’t exercised her supervisory responsibilities with respect to some clients and had also failed to co-operate with the investigation. Details of the panel’s decision and the penalties that IIROC will impose on Brian and Christine Malley have yet to be disclosed. However, they face fines of up to $1 million for each contravention of IIROC’s dealer member rules, as well as professional sanctions. Brian Malley’s trial on the criminal charges is scheduled for early 2015. He and Christine Malley had sought to have their IIROC hearing postponed until after the criminal proceedings concluded, but IIROC rejected their application for a stay. The Malleys have also been named in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Assante clients whose investments were managed by Brian Malley. It seeks $80 million in damages, with Assante also named as a defendant.
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Snap Fitness owners Leigh and Tim Ostiguy and Snap Fitness personal trainer team leader Brent Harvie, right, do a video spin class at their new Snap Fitness outlet at 3119 49th Ave. in Red Deer. The couple operate several of the 24-hour gyms in Central Alberta, but their newest features a studio area for group exercising, virtual trainers and a workout monitoring system that tracks information like the heart rate, calories burned and exertion levels of members.
Financially troubled Lacombe development sold BY ADVOCATE STAFF
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The City of Lacombe has reported that a financially troubled residential, commercial and industrial development there has been sold. A release issued by the city said that it’s been informed that an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge approved the sale of the Wolf Creek Crossing lands on Monday. It said the court order, which is conditional, specified a closing date of May 13. “We welcome this announcement cautiously but optimistically, as retail development is a top priority for Lacombe,” said Mayor Steve Christie in the release. Edmonton developer Richview Developments Inc. announced in 2011 that it planned to develop 156
acres in southeast Lacombe as Wolf Creek Crossing. Its proposal included 50 acres of residential property, 40 to 50 acres of commercial development and a 20- to 25-acre industrial area. Two months ago, the city revealed that the land had been ordered sold due to a mortgage default. It said at that time that permits had been issued for development to proceed, and an outline plan for the subdivision approved. The city said the buyer for the property was identified as Canada 1 Corporation. A search of Corporate Registry records indicated that Canada 1 Corporation is based in Edmonton, with its only listed director and voting shareholder Tanya Nadine McCrary-Singh, of Edmonton.
Kearl crude a hot commodity
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — About two dozen refineries — including one in Malaysia — have processed crude from Imperial Oil Ltd.’s Kearl oilsands mine, which uses a proprietary technology to remove the “heaviest, thickest, gooiest” parts of the bitumen before it’s put in a pipeline, company CEO Rich Kruger said Wednesday. The northern Alberta mine produced an average of about 70,000 barrels of crude per day during the first quarter of this year — below its design capacity of 110,000 barrels, but output has been progressively improving. “We’re still working through some things, but I expect you’ll continue to see significant, consistent jump-ups toward the capacity in the months ahead,” Kruger told reporters following an investor conference in New York. Imperial had initially planned to run Kearl crude through its own refineries and those operated by its U.S. parent company ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM), but was surprised by how eager other players were to get their hands on the product. “There’s a lot of interest in the crude,” Kruger said
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Ponoka gearing for annual trade fair
Visions conference to focus on growth With global demand for food on the rise, the theme for the Visions 2014 conference is a timely one: Agriculture — Capacity To Grow. Organized by the Alberta Agricultural Economics Association and held annually in Red Deer, the Visions conferences feature presentations by industry experts. This year’s topics include UPOV 91 legislation and its potential implications for crop research, the value of traceability to the public, building a stronger beef sector, DNA tracking for genetic improvement and brand verification in the Canadian beef industry, the future of hogs, and canola production, among others. The cost to attend this year’s conference, which will take place May 1 and 2 at iHotel 67th Street, is $220 for registrations received by April 28 and $245 thereafter. Discounts are available for students and singleday attendees. For more information or to register, go to the Alberta Agricultural Economics Association website at www.aaea.ab.ca. The Alberta Agricultural Economics Association
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The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual trade fair. This year’s event, which is set for April 25 and 26, will follow the theme “Color Our World Green.” It will be held at the Ponoka Arena Complex, with show hours 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the trade fair, with exhibitors promoting a wide range of products and services. For more information, contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-783-3888.
Rifco has record loan month Red Deer-based Rifco Inc. (TSXV:RFC) loaned its way to a record month in March. The company, which provides consumer loans for new and used vehicles through its subsidiary Rifco National Auto Finance, generated more than $15 million in loans last month. It cracked the $10-million mark in May 2013 and surpassed $5 million in loans for the first time in March 2011. Rifco was founded in February 2002
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.09 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 53.54 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.01 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.05 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.28 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NA Cdn. National Railway . . 62.35
Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 168.73 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 41.16 Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.26 Cervus Equipment Corp 22.05 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 49.90 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 51.24 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 31.74 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.48
said it expects only a slim profit in the first quarter, just above the breakeven point. Analysts have been expecting Agrium’s profit for the first quarter of 2014 to be well above break-even, although down from a year ago. Its shares dropped $1.45 to $106.09 BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) says it won’t renew a licensing agreement with U.S. telecom giant T-Mobile when it expires on April 25, which means T-Mobile won’t sell BlackBerry products after inventories run out. BlackBerry shares were up 11 cents to $9.05.
TORONTO — Strength in gold stocks propelled the Toronto stock market higher Wednesday alongside further data which points to a recovery in the U.S. economy. Toronto’s main stock index closed the trading session ahead 78.56 points to 14,459.11. The Canadian dollar fell 0.03 of a cent to 90.62 cents US. Leading the charge on the TSX was a major deal between two Canadian gold companies — Yamana Gold and Osisko Mining — which pushed the gold sector higher. Osisko (TSX:OSK), which has been seeking an alternative to a hostile takeover offer by Goldcorp (TSX:G), signed a deal to sell a 50 per cent stake in its mining and exploration assets to Yamana (TSX:YRI). The agreement, which includes the involvement of the CPP Investment Board the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, values Osisko at about $3.4 billion. Osisko shares were by far the heaviest traded on the TSX, rising 5.5 per cent to $7.26 on nearly 38 million shares. Yamana stock dropped 28 cents to $9.43 on the TSX. A higher price for bullion also supported widespread strength among other TSX-listed gold stocks. The June gold contract gained $10.80 to close at $1,290.80 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The TSX hit its all-time high of 15,073 on June 18, 2008. Over the past few months, the TSX has grinded its way higher, after eking out small gains in 2013, which looked good against the two previous years when it gave back a combined 14.5 per cent. However, some observers suggest the S&P/TSX Composite is headed toward a ceiling, and could find itself much lower by the end of the year. BMO Capital Markets chief investment strategist Brian Belski suggests the S&P/TSX Composite index could fall back to where it started the year, which would mark a decline of about five per cent. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 index closed at another record, up 5.38 points to 1,890.90. The Dow Jones Industrials moved ahead 40.39 points to 16,573 while the Nasdaq rose 8.42 points to 4,276.46. The move in the U.S. came amid new data on U.S. jobs figures that could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates earlier than anticipated. A survey from payroll processor ADP said that U.S. companies hired at a faster clip in March. Private employers added 191,000 jobs in March, another positive sign for the jobs market ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report and Canadian labour force survey due on Friday. In commodities, crude continued to trade below US$100 per barrel. Oil for May delivery settled at US$99.62, down 12 cents. Copper prices returned to more normal levels after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile — a major producer of the metal — sent prices soaring to their highest levels since early March. The May copper contract was up 1.1 cents at US$3.05 a pound. Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) shares weakened after the fertilizer producer
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Wednesday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,459.11, up 78.56 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,006.29, up 5.36 points TSX 60 — 826.92, up 3.33 points Dow — 16,573.00, up 40.39 points S&P 500 — 1,890.90, up 5.38 points Nasdaq — 4,276.46, up 8.42 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 90.62 cents US, down 0.03 of a cent Pound — C$1.8347, down 0.03 of a cent Euro — C$1.5189, down 0.31 of a cent Euro — US$1.3784, down 0.12 of a cent Oil futures: US$99.62 per barrel, down 12 cents (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,290.80 per oz., up $10.80 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.926 oz., up 23.4 cents $737.07 kg., up $7.52 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 1,006.29, up 5.36 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 200.78 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: May ’14 $2.20 lower $454.00; July ’14 $2.10 lower $464.00; Nov. ’14 $2.40 lower $479.30; Jan ’15 $2.40 lower $486.60; March ’15 $2.50 lower $493.50; May ’15 $2.70 lower $500.00; July ’15 $2.70 lower $504.70; Nov ’15 $2.70 lower $494.70; Jan. ’16 $2.70 lower $486.20; March ’16 $2.70 lower $486.20. Barley (Western): May ’14 unchanged $130.50; 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; May ’16 unchanged $128.50. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 585,020 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 585,020.
Agrium expecting impact on results BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) expects only a slim profit in the first quarter, just above the break-even point, due in part to a slow start to the spring planting season. The Calgary-based fertilizer producer and farmproducts retailer says the quarter will also be affected by a lag in wholesale prices for crop nutrients, reduced rail availability and an unexpected shutdown at its Carseland plant. Agrium said a boiler failure at the plant on March 22 reduced the company’s availability of urea by approximately 100,000 tonnes and ammonia by approximately 20,000 tonnes in the second quarter of 2014. The company expects to report its first-quarter results on May 6. “Agrium will provide guidance for the second quarter with our first quarter results,” the company said in a statement. “Agricultural fundamentals continue to improve and we anticipate a strong spring season which will benefit both retail and wholesale results in the second quarter.” Analysts have been expecting Agrium’s profit for the first quarter of 2014 to be well above break-even, although down from a year ago. Estimates indicate they have been expecting Agrium to report 56 cents US per share of earnings in the first quarter. In the first quarter of 2013, Agrium had 94 cents US per share of net income under standard accounting and $1.03 per share of adjusted earnings. Earlier this year, the company had said nasty winter weather was driving up costs at its potash mine expansion in Saskatchewan and making it more difficult for the fertilizer maker to transport its products to market. A bitterly cold and snowy winter, combined with last year’s bumper crop of grain in Western Canada and several other factors, has led to a traffic jam on the railways.
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General Motors Co. . . . . 34.88 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 21.64 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.55 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 48.53 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.08 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 39.14 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 12.74 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.87 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 106.29 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.29 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 15.91 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.81 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.50 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.42 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 61.57 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.18 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.97
Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.49 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 26.57 First Quantum Minerals . 19.77 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.61 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.66 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . 30.07 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 4.70 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.30 Energy Areroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.52 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 43.25 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 65.72 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.49 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 53.87 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 43.26 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 23.00
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PENSIONS: Guaranteed rate of return “And while salaries for senior-level mandarins may still lag those in the private sector, they have some extraordinary pension benefits.” Hamilton, a former partner of the Mercer pension consulting firm, says at the heart of the miscalculation is that the government essentially guarantees a 4.1 per cent real rate of return on retirement savings. He says anyone in the private sector looking for such a guarantee in today’s low interest rate environment would likely get about one per cent. The remedy, Hamilton says, is to lift the guarantee. A well-managed plan may indeed obtain a long-term four per cent rate of return, but taxpayers shouldn’t have to bear the burden if it doesn’t. “They are being given something very valuable for free,” Hamilton said. “The way to fix it isn’t to gut the pension plan, the way to fix it is to move the risk to them (the employee plan) so they get the advantages of risk-taking as well as the burden.” According to the report, total compensation to public employees is likely $4 billion annually greater than the $24 billion the government estimates, including $4 billion in pension contributions.
KEARL: Used by 22 refineries “Our efforts will be to deliver those volumes to the customers that will pay us the most money for it wherever they happen to be.” Imperial says 22 refineries have used Kearl’s crude. All were located in North America with the exception of one, when a few cargoes were sent to Malaysia. Currently, the only pipeline outlet from Alberta to Canada’s West Coast is the Trans Mountain pipeline, which delivers crude from Alberta to the B.C. Lower Mainland and Washington State. The pipeline’s operator, Kinder Morgan, wants to nearly triple Trans Mountain’s size — a $5.4-billion proposal that’s currently before regulators. Kruger said Imperial’s paraffinic froth treatment technology is working better than expected at Kearl. He declined to comment on what price a barrel of
Canyon Services Group. 13.76 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.87 CWC Well Services . . . . 1.020 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 23.65 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.80 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 97.95 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 59.93 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.45 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 34.19 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 51.60 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.81 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.38 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.200 Precision Drilling Corp . . 13.44 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 39.23 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.17 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.06 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.68 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 69.35
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Kearl product is fetching in the marketplace. All three production trains at the mine have been able to operate at full capacity, but the challenge has been running each simultaneously, said Kruger. There are about 8,000 valves that need to operate properly, steam must be distributed in just the right way and there are a number of other aspects that must be checked when a project of this size starts up. “Not one of the items on the list are of any longterm concern. They are the normal kinds of things you see on the start up of a project,” he said. “We’d rather be safe than sorry. If something starts to deviate, rather than run the risk and try to push production through it and run the risk of an equipment failure, I want to take it down, I want to inspect it, investigate it, understand what it is and then we’ll bring it back up.” Kearl started up just under a year ago at a cost of $12.9 billion — $2 billion over its previous estimate. The company met legal and regulatory delays in bringing the enormous pieces of South Korean-made equipment to the mine site, which were shipped across the Pacific and then through the United States and Canada by river barge and truck. The 200 modules had to be broken up into smaller pieces so they could be transported along highways in Idaho and Montana and then put together again near Edmonton. That work added to the cost, as well as harsh winter weather around Fort McMurray while final construction work was being completed. An $8.9-billion expansion to Kearl, with the same capacity as the first phase, is 72 per cent complete and is on track to start up next year. Labour costs for the second phase should be better than the first phase, as the expansion is being built in “a bit of a sweet spot, a little bit of a lull in some others’ major activity plans,” Kruger said. The company is learning from the challenges of the initial development and expects startup on the second phase to go much more smoothly than the first, he added. “It’s going to be quicker,” he said “It’s going to be significantly quicker.” Follow (at)LaurenKrugel on Twitter
LAWSUIT: Not proven The allegations contained in the criminal charges against Brian Malley and in the statement of claim for the class action lawsuit against him and Christine Malley have not been proven in court. IIROC regulates the activities of investment dealers and trading in the debt and equity markets in Canada.
Report shows Ontario GDP to average 2.1 per cent BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A shrinking work force combined with an aging population will pose challenges for Ontario’s economy, which is expected to grow at a slower rate than the national or U.S. average in the next two decades, according to a report released Wednesday. The report, released by Finance Minister Charles Sousa, predicts Ontario’s real Gross Domestic Product will average 2.1 per cent growth between 2014 and 2035, compared with 2.2 per cent nationally, 2.4 per cent in the U.S. and 3.1 per cent globally. The number of seniors in Ontario is expected to nearly double to 4.1 million by 2035, which the report warns will increase the demand on public services, especially health care, social services and infrastructure.
IMF chief wants bold actions to boost recovery The head of the International Monetary Fund warns that leading nations need to embrace bold policy steps to accelerate a still-modest and fragile global economic recovery. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says that as the world still struggles to emerge from the 2008 financial crisis, economies are under threat from tensions involving Ukraine and Russia to inaction in
“The report has highlighted some challenges, some of the things that we must address,” said Sousa. “The budget that’s going to be coming out in the coming weeks will be the basis by which we start to address that. “We need to start thinking beyond election cycles.” The Progressive Conservatives said the report is being used by the Liberals to justify their plans to spend billions of dollars more in the upcoming budget and to introduce payroll deductions to support a provincial pension plan. “This is absolutely, 100 per cent a political document, which I had hoped it wouldn’t have been,” said PC finance critic Vic Fedeli. “They talk about PC policies in here. They talk about Liberal policies in here.” Sousa took shots at both oppo-
sition parties as he released the long term economic outlook. “This is not a time for reckless cuts that Tim Hudak’s PCs have been advocating for, nor is it a time for the inexperience of the NDP,” he said. The report concludes that improving retirement income will be crucial to the economy, supporting the Liberal’s plan to introduce an Ontario Pension Plan if Ottawa keeps refusing to enhance the Canada Pension Plan, the province’s preferred option. Better pension incomes will help improve the economy, said Sousa. “It enables investments by pension administrators to reinvest in our economy,” he said. “It improves and enhances disposable income for retirees, and allows them to live in greater dignity and respect instead of having to rely on social programs.”
countries that should be driving growth. Lagarde says the European Central Bank should consider lowering interest rates further and using unconventional policies to support growth and fight inflation that is too low.
Ford says Russian joint venture cutting 950 jobs Ford Motor Co. says its Russian joint venture is cutting 950 jobs due to falling sales and the declining value of the ruble. The automaker says that Ford Sollers will cut 700 jobs at its plant in St. Petersburg and an estimated 250 temporary employees in Tartarstan.
The reductions affect about 19 per cent of its 5,000-person workforce in Russia. The company said Wednesday that it still expects Russia to become Europe’s largest auto market in the long run. But weaker demand for compact cars and the impact of the falling ruble against other currencies have hindered its business. The joint venture said that its sales in Russia fell 21 per cent as of the end of February, by comparison to the prior month. Ford said that the decision is independent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, noting that the majority of the decline in the value of the ruble occurred before the start of the situation in Ukraine.
TMX to work with China’s Commodity Exchange TMX Group (TSX:X) has signed an agreement with the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in China to better understand its business and explore the possibilities of co-operation. TMX Group chief executive said the deal gives the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange an opportunity to gain new perspectives and explore collaborating further with the Chinese firm. “TMX Group continues to work to build our relationships in China and enhance our knowledge of this key market,” chief executive Thomas Kloet said in a statement.
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BEGGS (nee Stamp) Elizabeth (Betty) Mildred 1928 - 2014 It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Betty. Betty was born February 13, 1928 to Fred and Vera Stamp and passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 86. Mom passed peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice with her kids Sandy and David holding her hands. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband James in March 2012; daughter, Sharon, 2 grandsons, Mark and David; parents Fred and Vera Stamp; brothers, Glen, Bill, Keith and Roy; sister, Ruth OConnell. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sandy Hardy; sons, David (Lisa), Tim (Laurie), Robert (Sabrina), Gary (Heather); Brian (Susan); sisters, Evelyn Graverson and Jean Pipke (Paul). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Mom will be missed by many extended family and friends. A funeral service for Betty will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11 am. at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 45 St. Red Deer with Interment to follow at the Hespero Cemetery in Eckville County. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory can be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice at 99 Arnot Ave. Red Deer, Alberta. T4R 3S6
EDGAR Bill William Gordon (Bill) Edgar passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on March 28, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Born to Margaret and William Edgar, he was raised along with his younger siblings Barb, Peg and Jim on the Edgar farm in the Crossroads District west of Red Deer. Bill, Jill and their children carried on the long Edgar tradition of farming on their farm out in the Burnt Lake District. His parents Margaret and Bill Senior and his first wife Nora predeceased Bill. Surviving Bill are his wife Jill, his daughter Lorrie (Ralph) Cervi, his son Ian (Sarah) Edgar and his precious granddaughters Chloe Ann and Peyton Rose Edgar. Bill is also survived by his siblings Barb (Dick) Goodall, Peg Edgar, Jim (Joan) Edgar, his special Uncle Gordon Pearce, sister and brother in-laws, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Like his grandfather, Robert Edgar, Bill had a lifelong passion for the outdoors; including farming, hunting, trapping, fishing, camping and horse back riding out in the West Country. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the caring, compassionate staff of the 1400 Household at Michener Extendicare and to the doctors and nurses in Emergency at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. There will be a family graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on April 11, 2014 at the Red Deer Cemetery. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Pioneers Lodge, 4324 - 46A Ave. Red Deer 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. In Bill’s honour, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 105 4419 - 50th Ave. Red Deer.
SPELT Grace Sylvia 1944-2014 Grace Spelt, nee Meindersma, passed away at the Royal Oak Village in Lacombe on Saturday March 29, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Born in Edmonton on March 1, 1944, oldest of 4 children born to Gerrit and Stina Meindersma. The family later moved to Lacombe and settled on the farm west of town. Grace graduated in 1962 and married Hans Spelt in June of 1964, always active within the community and was awarded Citizen Of The Year in 1993. She held a number of different employment positions in Lacombe, the first one being Sweet’s Pharmacy, then to Doug Patton’s Chiropractic Clinic, DJ Wright Photography, Lacombe Travel, which was her longest place of employment, and the last being Can-West Travel until her illness in 2005. Grace very much enjoyed playing the piano, gave lessons, and played for many different functions including church and for the Friendship Group. She was a very caring and dedicated person, taught Sunday School and Girl’s Club and loved organizing events or parties. Her life changed dramatically when diagnosed with dementia a number of years ago. She was pre-deceased by their still- born child Sharon Rosalynn in 1970, her mother Stina in 2002 and brother Dick in 2009. Grace leaves to mourn husband Hans, to whom she was married for almost 50 years, daughter Shanna (John Hulsman) and their children Jocelyn, Adam, Kurtis and Victoria, son Troy (Krista) and children, Olivia, Irelyn and Avery, her Dad Gerrit Meindersma, his wife Dorothy, sister Rose Meindersma, brother Larry (Tina ) sister in-law Ann Meindersma and numerous other family members and friends. The memorial service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church 5704 - 51 Avenue, Lacombe. Pastor Mike Vandyk officiating. Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”
LIDDELL Alexander (Sandy) Dec. 22, 1933 - March 28, 2014 Alexander passed away peacefully in Bethany Care, Red Deer, following a lengthy illness and recent stroke. He was born in the Beaupré District of Cochrane and raised in the Madden area. He is survived by his son, Peter (Jie) and Alyssa, and Megan and Kyle; a daughter, Kathleen; three sisters, Laura (John) Wittchen, Hazel Jordan, Jean Ryan and many nieces and nephews. No service by request. Cremation entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.
BROOKS Stanley James Edward 1956 - 2014 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stanley James Edward Brooks of Red Deer. Stanley passed away suddenly at home on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Stan was a true East Ender. He excelled in sports, especially hockey and had a great passion for golf, gardening and his family. He was a true adventurer, he moved to Fort St. John in the late 70’s with his life time pal, Gary Hughes. Stan worked over 30 years on the oil patch and has been a resident of Red Deer for 16 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lee-Ann, daughter Andrea Brooks of Edmonton, sons, James Brooks of Edmonton and David Shank of Fort St. John, two grandchildren, Hailey and Devin, as well as sisters, Janet, Karen and Margaret and brother David. Stan was predeceased by his mother and father, Samuel and Emily Brooks. Relatives and friends are invited to come and pay their respects between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at Parkland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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Good Everyday in Classifieds communication/phone skills. License. Apply by fax only to: 403-341-4014 8-5 Mon. - Fri. Drop resume at 4801-78 St. No phone calls. HOLIDAY INN Classifieds Your place to SELL Red Deer South, LOOKING for Framers/ Your place to BUY Gasoline Alley, carpenters 403-357-9816 TRUCKERS 37471 Hwy 2S, Busy road construction Red Deer County company looking for Class Misc. is seeking 1, Class 3, and winch truck drivers. Work is throughout FRONT DESK CLERK Help Alberta. Must have at least ~ $14.00/hr. 3 yr’s exp. Fax resume to • Answer phone calls, 403-309-0489 take reservations. • Check in/out guests. • Balance cash out & Business attend to guest needs. Carriers are Needed to Deliver
is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER, Level 2 status. Must have 3 yrs. exp. Commercial exp. an asset. F/T position. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated professional, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must enjoy working in a very busy team oriented environment. Salary to commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to: Carol Peterson Box 6039 HOUSEKEEPING Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 Fax: 403- 227-3910 ROOM ATTENDANT Email: cpeterson@ ~ $14.00/hr. innisfailinsurance.com • Clean & Vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. CELEBRATIONS • Replenish amenities, HAPPEN EVERY DAY linens & towels. IN CLASSIFIEDS • Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are permanent Restaurant/ Full-time/Part-time, shift Hotel work & weekends. Education: Above Secondary EAST 40TH PUB Work Experience not REQ’S P/T / F/T COOK essential, training provided. Apply at 3811 40th Ave. Fax resume to 780-702-5051
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Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
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2 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING 5X7 CARPETS & 1 matching oval. $45 Clean, will sell separately. DAVID WINTER COLLECTORS HOUSES in original boxes. $20/ea. CANNON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Exc. cond. $60 403-352-8811 4 METAL stacking lawn chairs w/cushions $90; Winnie the Poo potty chair $15; Radio Flyer rocking horse $35; 403-754-1015
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Antiques & Art
ALBERTA HISTORY 14.5”x30” print (coloured) of Crow Chiefs signing the Peace Treaty party. $200. 403-347-7405
CLEAROUT VARIOUS PARTYLITE PRODUCTS including candles. 60% off. Large selection. 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
OAKLEY Sunglasses model D Whisker Silver SEE THEM TO BELIEVE /00BLK IRID, polar, 8 Indian Warriors Shield. never used, $95. Owner must sell. $75-$85 403-352-8811 each. 403-347-7405 Classifieds...costs so little PLAYPEN Evenflo Pack n Go $40; brass/glass shelf Saves you so much! $20; treadmill old style $20; laminate flooring $1/sq. ft. 403-342-5609 Children's
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SLIPPERS size 6 medium ladies slippers, blue, velcro close, never worn $18 403-986-6321
PORTABLE hose reel cart $40; galvanized garbage can w/lid $12; alum. scoop shovel $8; 30” claw bar $9; 3 saw horses 36”l x 27”h $8/ea; Coleman cooler $15; lamp and appl. timer $5; wall bike rack $5; power rake blades for lawn mower 2@15”, 1@16” all $10; 3 shelf pvc white stand 16 1/2”w x 15”d x 36”h $10; 2 outdoor wrought iron brackets for hanging plants $8 pair, new 20 oz. cotton wet mop $6 403-314-2026
BED, single w/large drawers, $45; HIDE-A-BED, $40; 403-347-4111
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
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Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346
ELECTRIC RANGE exc. cond., $125 obo. 403-782-3398
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Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489
Arb Close / Asmundsen Ave.
Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo.
Call Jamie 403-314-4306
Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
West half of Robinson Cres., Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. and area $84/mo.
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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
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Various Full & Part Time Positions in the Meat Department, Grocery & Cash. Please see Customer Service for application.
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer
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DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295
Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673
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Base reports second mass shooting 1 KILLED, 14 HURT IN SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT HOOD, Texas — One person was killed and 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood base in Texas, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the information by name. Fort Hood, site of a 2009 mass shooting, said in a statement posted online that its Directorate of Emergency Services had an initial report that the shooter was dead, but that the report was unconfirmed. Additional details were not immediately available. A U.S. law enforcement official said reports circulating within the Justice Department indicate the shooter died of what appears to be a self-inflicted wound. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing. The Army said on its official Twitter feed that the Texas Army post was still on lockdown. Injured people were being treated at the post’s Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local
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3 BDRM. MAIN FLOOR of house Avail. Immed. $1250 + 2/3 utils. 403-872-3400
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LOT FOR SALE IN PONOKA 50x170, zoned R4 (Multi-family residential). Located in Riverside, close to walking trails. $105,000. 403-782-4773 or 302-4679 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Fifteen Brazilian police officers have been found guilty of killing four inmates during a 1992 riot at Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison. On Wednesday, each was sentenced to 48 years in prison, although no one can serve more than 30 years under Brazilian law. It was the fourth and last trial involving what has been dubbed the Carandiru massacre — in which 111 prisoners died at the now closed prison. In April of last year, 23 officers were found guilty of killing 13 inmates and sentenced to prison terms of 156 years each. Four months later, 25 officers were convicted of killing 52 prisoners. They were sentenced to 624 years. Earlier this year 10 officers were sentenced to more than 90 years for the shooting deaths of eight inmates.
Bishops say Venezuela seeks totalitarian rule CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s organization of Roman Catholic bishops is accusing the government of seeking totalitarian-style rule, comments that potentially could complicate the Vatican’s offer to facilitate talks between the socialist government and its opposition. The Conference of Venezuelan Bishops is calling on President Nicolas Maduro to halt his crackdown on critics who have been protesting in the streets for seven weeks. The conference president is Bishop Diego Padron. Speaking in Caracas on Wednesday, he accused Maduro of attempting to criminalize dissent. The statement comes a few days after the Vatican said it was willing to facilitate talks between the two sides. Maduro indicated he would accept such talks, but the position of the various groups that constitute the opposition remains unclear. The bishops association has periodically criticized the Venezuelan government.
Boy who climbed World Trade Center tower in court NEW YORK — A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders. A judge on Wednesday ordered Justin Casquejo (kas-KEH’-hoh) to return to court April 30. He and his lawyer declined comment outside court. The 16-year-old from Weehawken,
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N.J., was arrested last month. Authorities say he was dressed like a construction worker when he squeezed through a hole in a fence at about 4 a.m. and took an elevator to the spire. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the site. It says it’s reassessing security. Three other people parachuted from the building in September. The 1,776-foot skyscraper is the nation’s tallest building. It was built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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teen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history. “We’re heartbroken that something like this might’ve happened again,” Obama said at a restaurant in Chicago where he held a fundraiser.
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hospitals. President Barack Obama said he was following the situation closely and that the government will get to the bottom of what happened. He said Wednesday’s incident brought back painful memories of the massacre at the Texas Army post. Thir-
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An entrance is shown to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. Fort Hood says there’s been a shooting at the Texas Army base and that there have been injuries, on Wednesday.
“The folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. Many of the people there have been on multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan,” Obama said. “They serve with valour, they serve with distinction and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe. We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.” The November 2009 attack happened inside a crowded building where soldiers were waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or while preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last year in that mass shooting. According to testimony during Hasan’s trial last August, Hasan walked inside carrying two weapons and several loaded magazines, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — and opened fire with a handgun. Witnesses said he targeted soldiers as he walked through the building, leaving pools of blood, spent casings and dying soldiers on the floor. Photos of the scene were shown to the 13 officers on the military jury.
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The Red Deer Advocate is accepting applications for a Special Sections Coordinator to join our Advertising department. The successful candidate will be expected to work Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week. Working in a high volume environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing copy and images for features, supply sales team with marketing materials for sections, working with freelance writers and providing customer service to our trade printing clients. They must possess a strong work ethic, a keen eye for detail, be highly organized, able to multi task and work independently with minimal supervision. Mac-based Adobe Indesign and Adobe Creative suite, experience would be an asset. This is a union position with usual company benefits. Forward resumes stating “Special Sections Coordinator” by Sunday, April 13/14 to: firstname.lastname@example.org Drop off or mail to: Richard Smalley Advertising Director Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
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Forward Layne Bensmiller of the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs celebrates after scoring against the Lloydminster Baker Hughes Bobcats during a Alberta AAA Midget Hockey playoff game at the Red Deer Arena. The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs host the Okanagan Rockets in a best-of-three Pacific Cup playoff this weekend at the Arena. The Pacific Cup begins Friday at 5 p.m., with the second game Saturday at 7 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it’s Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The winner goes to the Telus Cup, April 21-27, in Moose Jaw, Sask.
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Friday ● Widow and Widower Support Network meets on the first Friday of every month at Remington’s Grill in Black Knight Inn at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship, and on the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar St. The group provides a safe place for men and women who have lost their spouse through death, to interact and support each other. Upcoming dates are April 4, with a change this month due to Good Friday to the forth Friday, April 25. Email to widowedsupportnetwork@ gmail.com, or call 403-755-0977. ● Central Alberta Quilters’ Guild Annual Quilt Show happens on April 4 and 5 at Parkland Pavilion Westerner Park. Show hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured quilters are Donna Deis and Elizabeth Hanson, and guest artist Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station Pattern Co., Ont. For more information, contact quilt show coordinator Briony Goddard at 403-782-6700, firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Central Alberta Hepatitis C Support Group meets at Safe Harbour Society on the first and third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Phone 403-986-2276. This group is affiliated with the Canadian Liver Association. ● Soulful Noize in concert at The Hub on Ross will be held on April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy this all abilities band perform everything from Pink Floyd to Moody Blues. Costs are $15 per person, or $30 per family. Phone 403-340-4869. ● First Friday’s lineup on April 4 includes: Open and Closed: Mixed Media by Wendy Meeres at the Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 6 to 8 p.m.; Somewhere in the Hills by Samantha Williams-Chopelsky at Harris-Warke Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.; Breathing Spaces by Artists a la Carte at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 5 to 7 p.m.; A Mixture of Everything by Jennifer Holmes-Gohring at The Hub on Ross Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by music by Soulful Noize from 7 to 9 p.m.; Open Studio with Jeri-Lynn Ing and Susan Woolgar at Gallery IS from 1 to 9 with the official opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Please welcome Susan Woolgar as she opens her studio practice and shares some of her latest artwork. ● Red Deer and District Kennel Club Spring Dog Show takes place at Westerner park on April 4 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the full list of events see www. rddkc.com or Facebook. Admission is $10 for adults and youth aged 13 and up, $5 for children ages three to 12 years, $25 for a family of four, and free for seniors ages 65 and up and children under two years of age. Special group discounts may be available from Suzan at 403307-4527, or email@example.com. ● Stettler Roughstock Rodeo will be held on April 4 at Stettler Agricultural Society Agriplex starting at 7 p.m. Doors and concession open at 6:30 p.m. Rush seating only. Cost is $15 per person. Children six years and under free. Cabaret to follow. Phone 403742-6288. ● Red Deer Table Tennis Club meets to play every Friday, 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. at Michener Recreation Centre gymnasium. There is a drop-in fee of $10. All levels welcome. Contact Tom at 403-872-7222. ● Forshee Community Hall old-time family dance nights are the first Friday of each month from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, children 17 years and under are free. Evening lunch is included. Live old time music with Country Gold North Band. Next dance is April 4. For more information, call 403-748-3378.
Saturday ● The Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society Annual Dahlia Tuber and Gladiolus Corm Sale will be featured on April 5 at Bower Place Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be many local tubers and corms of different flower varieties, colours, and sizes for sale, as well as demonstrations on how to grow these plants. Contact Wayne at 403-347-7482, or wayne46roberts@gmail. com, or see albertadahliaandgladsociety.com ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The April 5 session is called Paper Plate Paintings with artist Kaleb Romano. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. ● St. Vladimir Easter Bake Sale will be held on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features Easter breads — paska and babka, cabbage rolls, pyrohy, butter lambs, and baking. ● Rosedale Valley Strings and Red Deer Youth Orchestra performances will be held on April 5 at Rocky Mountain House and on April 6 in Lacombe. Phone 403-7821141 for details. ● Town and Country Farmer’s Market will be held every Saturday beginning April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lower level of Rocky Mountain House Museum (Visitors Centre Building). Exceptions will be when other special markets are scheduled. Contact Iris at 403-845-3629.
Monday ● Red Deer River Naturalists — Monday Bird Focus meets Monday at noon at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to depart on excursions in central Alberta. Dates and destinations are: April 7 — Delburne/Lousana area; April 14 — Buffalo Lake; April 21 — Gull Lake; April 27 — annual Sandhill Crane trip to Hwy. 36/Alliance area, departing at 8 a.m., contact Judy at 403-342-4150 to register; April 28 — west country field trip. Come prepared for a full afternoon of birding. Bring along lunch, snacks, coffee, and dress for the weather. Be prepared to carpool. To join in, contact Judy at 403-342-4150. ● Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 holds general meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be on April 7. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m. ● MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program connecting people
with developmental disabilities to the Red Deer Arts Community. There is a drop-in fee of $3. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities for $50. On April 7 and 9 the group will explore springtime symbols. For information, see www.reddeermuseum, or contact Janet at 403-309-8405, janet.cole@ reddeer.ca.
Tuesday ● Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum Annual Home-made Pie Sale will take place April 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ready to bake pies are available in apple, blueberry, cherry, raisin, peach, rhubarb/strawberry, and rhubarb/raspberry for a cost of $12 each. Funds will support educational programs. Contact 403-340-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be celebrated on April 8 in the Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park. Breakfast begins at 7 am. sharp and the concludes at 8:45 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. Tickets cost $30 per person, or $225 per table of eight. To order tickets, call 403-396-5206 or email to email@example.com. Business Leaders Network present this opportunity to support and honour our community, along with Mayor Tara Veer, and Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood. Special guest speaker will be Mike Love, founder and executive director of Extreme Dream Ministries and internationally known youth conference called YC. ● The Central Alberta Mopar Association (CAMA) Car Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Humpty’s Classic Restaurant in Gasoline Alley, next on April 8. Admirers and owners of Chrysler family vehicles are welcome. Yearly membership is $17 for new members and $12 for current members. For more information contact Glen at 403-318-8388 or visit centralalbertamopar.com ● CrossRoads Church Seniors monthly luncheon is offered on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. in the Chapel. All seniors invited. The cost is $8 at the door. Phone 403-347-6425. On April 8, hear Laurie Whitaker, director of local community outreach ministries speak.
● Inspirational Ladies Fun and Fellowship meets the second Wednesday of the following months from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall: Oct. Dec. Feb. April. On the second Wednesday in May, the group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a wind up meeting. Cost is $5 per person including refreshments. The group hosts speakers and special guests each time. Contact Elsie Lee at 403227-3508. ● Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. Next dates are April 9 and 30. For more information, call 403-749-2047 and 403-749-3361. ● Central Alberta Mountain Club (CAMC) meets at the Kerry Wood Centre on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome to join this group of mountain hikers and scramblers. Learn more online at www. camchiking.ca ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Badlanders II is on April 9 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Daytime Documentaries will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Waskasoo Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. The documentary film Revenge of the Electric Car will be shown on April 9, followed by a library staff facilitated discussion. Free. Coffee and tea served. Phone 403-3462100.
Thursday ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, April 10, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Shades Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-986-7170, or 403-2463896. ● Parkinson Alberta Red Deer Tulip Sale at Red Deer Regional Hospital in the café on April 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parkinson Alberta Education Day is on April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $10 including lunch and features several speakers, displays and more. Register by April 11. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For all, phone 403-346-4463.
REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Parkinson Alberta Education Day will be offered on April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please register by April 11. The fee is $10 including lunch, displays and speakers. Speakers include a registered psychologist, adapted physical education specialist, and a neurologist specializing in Parkinson Disease. To register, contact email@example.com, or 403-346-4463. ● Painting, Shading, and Silk-Screening on Stained Glass with instructor Joseph Cavalieri will be offered at Red Deer College, July 14 to 18. See rdc.ac.ca/continuing-education to find out more. ● Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — Men’s March Against Domestic Violence — takes place May 22 in support of Women’s Outreach. To register for this event or to sponsor this event, please contact Central Alberta
Women’s Outreach Society, phone 403-3472480, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Norwegian Laft Hus Society offers lessons in rosemaling painting with Karen Westly on April 26 for $50. Beginners welcome. To register, contact norwegianlafthus@gmail. com or phone 403-347-2055. ● GrammaLink-Africa Fabric Sale, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign, will be held on April 12 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Donations of fabric, one metre or more, wool, yarns, notions and patterns are all accepted for this sale until April 4. For pick-up of donations or more information, call MaryEllen at 403-340-1365 or Shirley at 403347-5958.
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Bonsai for beginners ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR, AND GRANDEUR IN MINIATURE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai. But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. “A dewdrop hanging for a split-second — that is bonsai,” said Julian Velasco, the curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s bonsai collection and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. “It’s very Zen-like. It’s awesome.” For Velasco, who nurtures over 350 bonsai trees at the botanic garden — one of the largest and oldest bonsai collections on public display outside Japan — it all started with a bonsai he purchased as a young man at a street fair in San Francisco. “Pretty quickly . . . I knew it would be a lifelong path,” he said. Bonsai is horticulture, art, philosophy and even a way of life in the form of a single tree, lovingly pruned and trained to exist in a small pot so that it reflects the majesty of the natural environment, he explained. “When you see the Grand Canyon or Yosemite, you are taking in the emotion of the place as much as the visual image,” and bonsai is about that emotion, he said. It is the haiku of the tree world. Luckily for beginners, who have not yet attained a level of oneness with their new bonsai, learning to nurture a bonsai has never been easier. Expert help, once found only in Japan or China, is now more readily available at bonsai clubs and shops around the world. The American Bonsai Society lists bonsai clubs across the United States and Canada, and Bonsai Clubs International lists clubs worldwide. “Most U.S. states now have at least a couple of bonsai societies, and interest seems to be growing,” said David Bogan of Evansville, Indiana, who is on the board of the American Bonsai Society. “About 30 years ago a friend brought a bonsai for me from Hawaii, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now my wife and I have hundreds of bonsai,” he said. “Bonsai are a long-term commitment, though, and most take at least a decade to create. Some can hardly go a day without some kind of care. It’s almost like having a pet.” Bonsai, Japanese for “planted in a tray,” originated in China in around 200 A.D., and the art spread several hundred years later to Japan. The art of bonsai was introduced to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and at least one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden bonsais is over 200 years old. Although Velasco said the ultimate goal is to “open your heart to the tree,” he has a few more practical tips for novices. The first is to choose a variety of tree suited to your environment. Bonsai are trees or shrubs, and most varieties should be grown outside, where they require a period of dormancy in winter. For most people, however, who want to grow their bonsai indoors or keep them outdoors only in warmer months, tropical varieties like the ficus or Australian brush cherry, with its interesting flower and bark, are good choices. Both are sturdy enough to endure a few beginners’ mistakes, do well indoors and can be kept outside so long as temperatures are above 15.5 C. Another good option, particularly for people with access to an outdoor growing space, is Chinese elm, which is adaptable and can also be grown indoors. The next step along the continuum of hardiness is junipers, particularly Chinese and procumbens varieties. Small varieties of azaleas, which are sturdy with nice leaves and flowers, are also popular among bonsai enthusiasts, Velasco said. Outdoor bonsai are delicate, however, and need to be protected once temperatures reach -6.6 C and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE D4 ● Norwegian Laft Hus Society offers lessons in Norwegian shuttle tatting on April 19 for $50. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403-347-2055. ● Evening of Decadent Dessert takes place on May 9 at Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park in support of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. In addition to enjoying champagne reception, dinner, entertainment, guests may participate in raffles, silent and live auctions, and more. Tickets cost $80 per individual, or $600 for a table of eight. Volunteers are needed for help before and during the event. Contact Tera at email@example.com, or 403-340-2606. ● Central Alberta Theatre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman and based on the novel by Ken Kesey, until April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Stage. Directed by Jeremy Robinson. Tickets available from Black Knight Inn, www.blackknightinn.ca or 403-755-6626. See www.centralalbertatheatre.net ● Innisfail Town Theatre presents the musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell at Ol’ Moose Hall. General performance on April 24 with doors open at 6 p.m. show at 7 p.m. for $20. Brunch performance May 4 with doors open at noon, show at 2 p.m. for $40. Dinner theatre performances April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 with doors open at 6 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. for $40. Purchase tickets at The Leg Man, 403227-5966. Performance contains coarse language. Cystic Fibrosis Canada Central Alberta Chapter meets at Bethany Care CollegeSide on various dates. Phone 403-347-5075 for details. ● Senior Citizens Downtown House has several upcoming events, regular card games and tournaments: Cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on April 10; Whist every Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on April 18; 500 every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on April 28; Fun Contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Games cost $3. Tournaments cost $6. There will also be a Roast Beef supper on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. with a Dutch auction to follow, for a cost of $15. A Jam Session will be held on April 12 at 1:30 p.m. for $2.50. Karaoke Night will be held on April 26, 1:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Phone 403-346-4043. ● Learning Disabilities Association, Red Deer Chapter needs bingo volunteers. Bingo dates are May 31, June 4, Aug. 28, Sept. 22, Oct. 2, and Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m., and on July 13 at 10:30 a.m. Contact Karen at 403-340-3249, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Emily at 403-342-6602, ehillis@shaw. ca. ● Registered Disability Savings Plan Information Session will be offered on April 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m., or 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. Phone 403340-2606. ● Raise the Roof in support of St. Luke’s Anglican Church — a Provincial Historic Resource — includes replacement of shingles and preservation and remediation of structural problems. Donate the cost of a bundle of shingles — $50, or any amount to help preserve this historic resource. Receipts will be issued. Contact the church, 403-346-3402, or email@example.com. ● Bower Community Association has several upcoming events. Lawn Care Equipment information session will be offered on April 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Contact Jesse at 403-877-
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For most people who want to grow their bonsai indoors or keep them outdoors only in warmer months, tropical varieties like the ficus (above) or Australian brush cherry (right) are good choices. Both are sturdy enough to endure a few beginners’ mistakes, do well indoors and can be kept outside so long as temperatures are above 15.5 C. colder. “Most people will bury just the pot part of the bonsai in soil and mulch up against a house or fence to protect it from drying winds. Burying the pot evens out the temperature for the roots so there are no sudden drops or super hard freezes,” Velasco said. Another strategy is burying just the pot part of the bonsai under a bench in the winter, and covering the bench with some clear plastic. In addition to selecting the right variety, beginners need to understand bonsai stress and watering, Velasco said. “A lot of times people bring home a bonsai and it drops its leaves and looks unwell. It’s just stressed out. It needs time to adjust, and a little patience,” he explained. “Monitor the water very carefully. Without leaves it won’t need as much water. Hold off on water until the soil dries out. And little by little, when you hold off on water, buds will start to appear. And as that starts to happen, the need for water will start to increase.” Many bonsai growers keep the tip of a chopstick deep in the soil toward the back of the pot as a moisture gauge. “If the chopstick is moist you don’t need to water. But you never want the roots in the pot to get completely dry. Water it only when it’s almost dry,” Velasco said. Water from the top down and make sure the water drains out the bottom of the pot. As for pruning, allow the tree to grow five to seven
leaves before pruning it back by about two leaves of the new growth, Velasco said. “Only prune what’s actively growing. Trees need to grow to be happy and healthy,” he said. “If you’re on top of your game, the tree will repay you by being healthy and beautiful. Just try to appreciate what the bonsai is trying to express to you.” ——— www.absbonsai.org www.bbg.org www.bonsai-bci.com/
1436. Annual Tree Planting Bee will take place on May 10 from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at Bower Hall at 9:15 am. and help plant from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Refreshments, snacks, and prize draw will be held afterwards. Contact Larry at 403-347-6994. Bike Clinic will go on May 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. and will show how to care for and tune up your bike. Contact Jesse at 403-877-1436. Bower Community Membership Drive will be held on June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $5 per family. Come enjoy free coffee and goodies. Contact
Laura at 403-343-6136, Ray at 403-343-3343-2115, or Viggo at 403-340-3494. Car Clinic will show care and maintenance of automobiles on June 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. Contact Jesse at 403-877-1436. All events free except membership, and all take place at Bower Hall. ● Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society is having an Easter Bonnet Tea at Cronquist House on April 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, cash only. Call 403-3460055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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