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Measles feared at school PROBABLE CASE FORCES 45 STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO STAY HOME UNTIL MAY BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF About 40 students and five teachers face the prospect of being out of class until May due to a probable measles case at a local elementary school. Alberta Health Services last week identified a probable case of the contagious disease among someone who had
been at Mattie McCullough Elementary School on April 4, 8, and 9. On April 10, the health authority notified about 100 people at the school that they could be at risk of contracting the illness. Students and teachers who have either not received or cannot provide documentation showing they have received two doses of the measles vaccine; have never been infected with the disease; or for whom a blood test does not indicate immunity from mea-
Tool maker fined $90K for selling parts to Iran
sles, have been mandated to stay home from school since Friday. Under AHS disease management guidelines, those deemed susceptible to contracting the contagion will be excluded from the school for 21 days since the last exposure date (April 9). AHS Central Zone medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said a further update on the case will likely come today. Without formal lab confirmation, the case has only been deemed
“probable” up to this point. “If this turns out not to be a case of measles, then we certainly would send everyone back right away. The likelihood of that happening is very small,” said Hinshaw. “We don’t take this action lightly. We would not have done this if we didn’t think it was a case of measles.”
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BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer tool maker has been fined $90,000 for selling illegal goods to a buyer in Iran. Lee Specialties pleaded guilty in Calgary provincial court on Monday afternoon to a charge of contravening an order under Canada’s Special Economics Measures Act, which prohibits the sale of certain products to countries including Iran. The company, which operates across Canada and the United States, had been under investigation by Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP over the past three years in connection with a shipment of Viton O-rings, commonly used in oilfield drilling and testing equipment. Viton is a synthetic material developed by DuPont. O-rings and gaskets made of the substance are resistant to high temperatures and therefore may be used in nuclear technology, the CBSA and RCMP said in a joint statement released on Monday. Shipping Viton O-rings to Iran is specifically prohibited in Schedule 2 of the Special Economic Measures Act, say investigators in their joint statement. Lee Specialities was charged with making a false statement under the Customs Act and contravening or failing to comply with an order under both the Special Economic Measures and the United Nations Acts. The Customs and United Nations charges were withdrawn after the guilty plea was entered. Court heard the total value of the 50 rings shipped was only $15. A lawyer for the company told court that the rings were supposed to go to Dubai, but there was an address mixup on the packaging. Lee Specialities is the first company in Canada to be charged under the Special Economic Measures Act and only the third company to be charged under the United Nations Act. The investigation opened and RCMP were called to assist in the spring of 2011, when CBSA officers at the Calgary International Airport intercepted and seized a shipment of O-rings destined for Iran. “This seizure prevented these items, which can be used in nuclear applications, from landing in the wrong hands,” said Lauren Delgaty, regional director general for the CBSA Prairie Region. Tim Creedon, executive director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, said his agency has offered exporters help since 1923 in providing proof of origin documents for overseas shipments.
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Kalie Jacobson and Brad Wilson work Monday to clean up a hydrocarbon spill that affected Dodds Lake in Innisfail. The still frozen-over lake became the scene of a cleanup operation after a black slick stretching about 15 metres was discovered coming from a drainage culvert and running towards the lake on Friday. See related story on page B2.
City scrapping bike lanes on part of 39th Street BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF
Bike lanes on 39th Street, east of 40th Avenue will be scrapped. Red Deer’s controversial yet awardwinning commuter $800,000 bike pilot has come to a full stop. On Monday, city council agreed to remove the lanes on 39th Street between 30th Avenue and 40th Avenue in its final move on the contentious pilot. The street will revert to two lanes in each direction, and a three-metre wide asphalt trail between Metcalf and Mitchell Avenue will be installed. The lanes on 39th Street were often the most talked about as residents complained about traffic and safety issues, particularly around schools on the well-travelled road. In September 2013, council directed administration to come back with cycling infrastructure options for 30th Street. Councillors did not have much to say in the meeting as they had discussed the issue at length in workshops leading up to the meeting. They weighed options for retaining
and removing the bike lanes and adding a multi-use trail from the motorist, transit user, pedestrian and cyclist perspectives. Coun. Lynne Mulder said a lot of thought went into the decision as a result of the workshops and input from the residents. “It is a good result,” said Mulder. “I think having it on a path away from the sidewalk makes it better for everybody.” City administration said this is the best option to maintain connectivity throughout this area. Coun. Paul Harris, however, did not hold back in his disappointment with the roll out and conclusion of the pilot. Harris said he was not happy with the lanes that were not safe and separated from the traffic. “We never had an opportunity to test all the kinds of bike lanes that other communities are doing,” said Harris. “This was our last opportunity on 39th Street to actually test something that was both safe and separated for
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commuters. Instead we have gone to a multi-use trail which is great because lots of people use multi-use trails but it wasn’t the original intent of commuting.” Harris said a huge opportunity has been lost. Mayor Tara Veer said the pilot has been a significant learning exercise for city council. Veer said at the end of the day council has learned that any new ideas or change with significant impact must be driven by the community. Veer said she is pleased council has actively decisively and closed off the pilot. The estimated $100,000 for the installation of the trail will come out of the existing sidewalk budget. All other bike lanes will remain in place on an interim basis until the standards and policies for bicycling infrastructure are considered as part of the Transportation and Trail Master plans, expected sometime this year. Work is expected to begin sometime in May or June depending on the weather.
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Snow melt reveals signs of mice damage at park Mice did extensive damage to the lawns and flower beds at City Hall Park over the winter, says the head gardener. Story on PAGE B1
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Cause of gas leak, explosion at home still unknown BY ADVOCATE STAFF It may be a couple of weeks before fire investigators have any definite answers as to what caused the gas leak and subsequent explosion and fire in a Red Deer home on Saturday morning. The entire interior of a house at 530 Wishart St. was destroyed after gas ignited shortly after 7:12 a.m. Two young adults called emergency crews after awakening to the smell of gas in the house. They escaped with little time to spare before the home burst into flames. No one was injured. A structural engineer looked over the home on Monday and determined it was not safe for crews to go back in to investigate. “He’s going to go back to the other engineers and see if we need to shore it up or tear the top floor off,” said fire investigator Steve Gailloux. “We need to gain access to the basement but right now that main floor isn’t sound enough. It’s a mess in there and looks like it could fall over.” The homeowners were away with their two daughters at the time of the incident. Their son was home with a friend. Based on interviews with the young man and his friend, it is believed the leak came from the basement utility room, Gailloux said. “It could have been near the water heater, near any one of those pipes in there.” The house, worth approximately $580,000, is “definitely a write-off,” said Gailloux, noting there was fire in various places in the house. The family spent the last few days in hotels and is working with their insurance company, looking for a place to rent. It would be a year at least to rebuild, he said.
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MEASLES: Four cases in Central Zone Vaccines are typically provided to children in two doses — around the age of 12 months and once a child reaches preschool age. For those who have not received that second dose, AHS offers it through its in-school vaccine program in Grade 1. The first dose is considered effec‘I THINK THERE’S A tive in 95 per cent BELIEF THAT MEASLES of the population. The second dose IS NOT A SERIOUS brings effectiveness DISEASE . . . THE to very near 100 per cent. Conversely, 90 THING I’D LIKE TO per cent of people SAY IS THAT MEASLES who have never been vaccinated IS BOTH EXTREMELY or previously conINFECTIOUS AND tracted the disease will develop sympVERY SERIOUS . . . toms if exposed to THE REASON THAT the virus. WE’RE DOING WHAT Already in 2014, four cases of WE’RE DOING IS measles have been TO PROTECT THE confirmed in the Central Zone, and PUBLIC.’ Hinshaw said more cases will likely —DR. DEENA HINSHAW result from the MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH school exposure. Symptoms typically develop seven days after a person is exposed to the virus, said Hinshaw. Complications from measles — which can range from high fever and rash to hearing loss, brain inflammation and even death — are most common in children under five and adults, said Hinshaw. But she said it can affect anyone who has not been properly immunized, as recent outbreaks in highly-developed European nations have shown. “I think there’s a belief that measles is not a serious disease and some people kind of remember to when they were kids 50 years ago when it was more common. The thing I’d like to say is that measles is both extremely infectious and very serious . . . The reason that we’re doing what we’re doing is to protect the public,” she said. Red Deer Public Schools community relations director Bruce Buruma said the division is working on a plan to keep providing education to those students forced to stay away from the school. Students from
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Fire investigators, structural engineers and security were on the scene at 530 Wishart Street in Red Deer where there was an explosion over the weekend. all grade levels at the K-5 Lancaster-neighbourhood school have been affected by the exclusion order, said Hinshaw. Similar situations have occurred in three Calgary schools this year. Hinshaw said that at least over the last 10 years, none of her colleagues can recall such an action in Central Alberta. There have been a rash of measles cases reported in Alberta since last fall, when 40 cases were confirmed in the Lethbridge area alone. Between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2011, there were only 25 cases of measles reported in the province. firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL: Ambulance dispatch discussed Engineering staff will bring back design options and cost for a permanent multi-use trail in this area during the 2015 capital budget deliberations. ★★★ In other council news: ● Council ratified a letter of intent rooted in seven principles that will drive future negotiations on a satellite collaborative dispatch agreement with Alberta Health Services. The city and AHS have been working together on the principles for the last six weeks. Director of Development Services Elaine Vincent told council that the two sides created a vision based on collaboration, understanding, accountability, seamless service delivery, partnership, engagement and one province, one system, The city will now turn to contract negotiations, which are expected to be completed within the next two to three months. Coun. Lynne Mulder called the advocacy efforts the highlights of her time on council. Mulder said retaining the integrated ambulance and fire dispatch service is a win for the community, citizens and the region. ● The city’s 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee received a $60,000 boost to its budget. The committee asked council for the helping hand to pay for higher than anticipated fees and expenses. Red Deer and Lethbridge are the two Alberta cities competing to host the games in five years. Final bid proposals are due by the end of June. The games council will visit the city in August and the winning community will be announced in September. ● The Central Alberta Theatre was given new life as council unanimously agreed to a loan bylaw amendment that set out the terms for a new loan agreement. The struggling theatre company will have more time to pay back its $30,764 outstanding
loan to the city at a lower interest rate. CAT’s loan repayment is set at seven years at a 2.96 per cent interest rate for an annual payment of $4,931. ● Council endorsed the Community Housing Advisory Board’s recommendations for three transitional homelessness projects for the Youth and Volunteer Centre, Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society and the Red Deer Native Friendship Society. The projects are funded through the federal government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Grant. The agreement will cover all eligible expenses from April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014. ● The City of Red Deer along with Stantec Consulting Ltd. was awarded the 2014 Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence for the North Highway Connector. The firm provided design and construction services for the first phase of the City of Red Deer’s ring road around the east side of the city. email@example.com
FINE: Information about restrictions online However, the Chamber does not have any services available to assist exporters in determining whether their shipments may include prohibited materials. Garrett Cupples, owner of Gentex Oilfield Manufacturing and a founding member of the Central Alberta Rural Manufacturers Association, said his company makes various pieces of equipment that use Viton O-rings and also supplies them as parts, including exports to companies in 19 countries. Cupples said it would be simple enough for a junior or inexperienced parts person to make a sale and ship the parts, unaware of the prohibitions and restrictions. Cupples said he contacts the trade commissioner in Calgary any time he has a question about exporting equipment and parts. Information on shipping restrictions and prohibitions is also available online from the Foreign Affairs website. In light of the charges against Lee Specialties, Cupples plans to call a meeting with his staff to make sure everyone is aware of the potential risks in shipping across borders and how to avoid them. “If you’re a manufacturer or supplier and you’re shipping to a country that there’s a trade sanction or an embargo against, you need to find that stuff out before you ship,” said Cupples. “Everybody makes mistakes. We’ve been doing this for a while. If I’m not sure of something, I’ll pick up the phone.” Most foreign orders come from emails, which would make it easy enough for an inexperienced sales person to accept a quick sale without doing the necessary checks, he said. “We could have been in the same position.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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PROVINCE KEEPING ITS GOVERNMENT PLANES DESPITE MORE QUESTIONABLE REDFORD SPENDING
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Dave Hancock says he won’t scrap the government’s fleet of airplanes despite new revelations of questionable use by his predecessor, Alison Redford. The four turboprop planes are sometimes the best and only way for government officials to get into remote communities, Hancock told reporters Monday. He declined to commit to finding out why Redford used government planes to take her daughter on two weekend trips to the mountain town of Jasper. Hancock said an investigation would not be a good use of money. “If we’re going to divert all of our attention to run after every single piece that an opposition member wants to throw in the sky, and say, ’We assume this was nefarious, we assume that wasn’t government business,’ we wouldn’t be doing the business that Albertans want us to do,” Hancock asked. The government gives ministers discretion and accountability to decide who should and shouldn’t fly on the aircraft, he added. Opposition parties want the province to scrap the planes after the CBC reported earlier Monday that new flight records show the former premier took her pre-teen daughter, Sarah, on 50 flights.
Redford used government aircraft to fly with Sarah to Jasper for two weekends, including one in June 2013 as southern Albertans were still reeling over devastating floods. The records simply list “meetings with government officials.” The records also showed that as justice minister in 2008 she flew her nanny on a government plane. Redford could not be reached for comment. She hasn’t done any interviews since resigning as premier almost a month ago amid escalating revelations of lavish spending on herself and her inner circle. She now sits as a backbencher, but has not been in the chamber since giving up the leader’s chair. Shortly before her resignation, Redford admitted to flying her daughter and her daughter’s friend around on a handful of flights and paid back the equivalent airfares. She also admitted taking a government plane to a family funeral in Vancouver and bringing a plane in to fly her back from a Palm Springs vacation. She also paid back $45,000 used to take her and her aide to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December. Before she resigned, Redford asked the auditor general to review the gov-
ernment’s flight program to see if it’s getting value for money. That investigation is still ongoing. Opposition members say regardless of the auditor general’s finding, the planes need to go because the Tories have shown they can’t operate them responsibly. “If you look at other provincial governments, they’ve managed to do without having government aircraft,” said Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith. “They do the lion’s share of their travel on commercial flights. On the occasional time they need a charter flight, they’ll be able to charter a plane.” Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said the problem didn’t begin and end with Redford. “Where is the accountability for the ministers who are managing the current fleet?” he asked. “(Former) premier Redford is not the only one here who is a problem.” The new flights also showed that Sandra Jansen, the anti-bullying minister, flew with her daughter on two government flights in February. Jansen told the house she did so because there was an extra seat. “It didn’t cost a dime extra for my daughter to travel on that flight,” Jansen told the house during question period. “If it did I would happily pay the money back.”
Province reviewing deals with alternative schools EDMONTON — Alberta’s education minister is reviewing all of its agreements with alternative schools in light of anti-gay pronouncements by one faith-based school. Jeff Johnson said the province is also reviewing school employment contracts to make sure they don’t infringe on human or charter rights. “I’m very concerned,” Johnson told reporters Monday. “With all of our schools we expect that they’ll be adhering to all provincial legislation, the Education Act, (and) the Alberta Human Rights Act. “We need to look at all the school boards and find out who has these (provisions) in their policies.” His comments come after reports that the stated policy of Prairie Christian Academy near Calgary requires teachers to abstain from “homosexual relations” and not cheat on their spouses. The school also warns students against illicit sexual conduct, and says the unjust will burn in hell’s “lake of fire.” The academy receives public funding and is getting $7 million from the province for building upgrades.
‘WITH ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS WE EXPECT THAT THEY’LL BE ADHERING TO ALL PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION, THE EDUCATION ACT, (AND) THE ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS ACT.’ — JEFF JOHNSON EDUCATION MINISTER
In Calgary, students and teachers at the publicly funded Heritage Christian Academy can be expelled or fired for engaging in a lifestyle of “sexual immorality.” Opposition politicians say Johnson needs to act immediately. “It’s up to the education minister to make sure that no teacher or no student is at risk of being discriminated against that way,” said Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith. NDP Leader Brian Mason said, “We need to be really clear that you cannot discriminate in an educational institution or in any other institution on the basis of sexual orientation.” Liberal critic Kent Hehr says the
Penhold apartment fire caused an estimated $3 million in damages The fire that destroyed Wild Rose Manor apartments in Penhold last Thursday caused an estimated $3 million in damages. Penhold fire chief Jim Pendergast said the building was insured for $1.8 million. He wasn’t sure how many tenants had insurance. Fire quickly consumed the threestorey building, at 40 Esther Close, on Thursday evening and sent two people to hospital with smoke inhalation.
At least 30 people lived in the 18-suite building. Fire investigators say a barbecue on a second floor balcony likely caused the fire. The 40-year-old building pre-dated fire codes that now exist to slow down the spread of a fire, including requirements for fire doors, fire walls, sprinklers and fire retardant materials. Pendergast said the scene was turned over to representatives of the building’s owners on Saturday evening for cleanup, which is continuing.
Thermal imaging cameras used to find woman killed in Calgary house fire CALGARY — A 35-year-old mother of two small children has died in hospital after being pulled from a burning house in Calgary. The victim, identified by officials as Brenda Walsh, suffered burns and smoke inhalation in the fire that officials believe broke out in the kitchen of the southwest neighbourhood home overnight Sunday. A man and two children were standing outside and told arriving firefighters that a woman was still inside. Crews used thermal imaging cameras to locate her on the floor of a smokefilled second-storey bedroom. The man was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition with burns and smoke inhalation, while both girls were checked as a precaution. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
Measles cases keep some Calgary students who have not been vaccinated at home CALGARY — Alberta Health Services has told some students and staff at two Calgary schools to stay home for the next two weeks because they have not been vaccinated for measles. Those affected attend or work at Henry Wise Wood High School and Sherwood School, which includes Grade 5 to 9 students. The Calgary Board of Education says there is one confirmed case of measles at each school.
Ask The Dentist! by Dr. Michael Dolynchuk, DDS
It’s Oral Health Month - 3 Quick Tips Dear Dr. D: I know every April is Oral Health Month. Can you tell me the three simplest things my family can do to keep our teeth healthy for life? Firstly, you don't need teeth to live. They make life more pleasant, and A: enable us to eat foods we want and enjoy more readily, but your family will survive without them. There are all kinds of mushy food available, but it is the quality of life we enjoy with healthy teeth that most of us won't trade off for anything! If you're breathing you better be brushing. I'm often asked how many times per day one should brush. Conventional advice says once in the morning, once before bed, and for good measure hopefully add one session of flossing somewhere along the line. That's not enough. In a perfect world you would brush following every bit of food or beverage (other than water) passing your teeth. There are special ways to brush and special brushes to use, and that could fill a book. Some might say 'more is better' within reason. Secondly, everyone should deal with the infamous 'F' word – Flossing! If I didn't mention the need to floss it would be like a physician neglecting to tell you that cigarettes are bad for your health. Without sermonizing, ignoring flossing is the same as having a shower and neglecting to scrub those 'hard to reach' areas. In your mouth, odours emanate from between your teeth. Food gets stuck, it begins to ferment, and creates acid which causes cavities. Even after drinking a sugary beverage you develop biofilms between your teeth which is an invisible threat that is there at all times to some degree. This acid produced can be eliminated by a quick run of dental floss. My 19 years of dentistry have seen a real increase in another destructive behavior, which is the increase in 'grazing' from food carts, snacks, and even zip loc bags of food to pacify your children. People sip coffees and smoothies all day long and wonder why just brushing twice daily, 'maybe' flossing once daily, and perhaps 2 checkups annually are not keeping cavities away. I've mentioned in other columns the changes that medication and life style make to your oral health. We walk around a big box store and sample 6 different foods while we shop and forget we've left all this food and plaque on our teeth. You might as well shop with a chocolate bar in your mouth all day long. You must break the chain of the food and plaque collection. To recap – 1) Brush 2) Floss 3) Repeat! Every time you eat!
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government has to share the blame. “If the government isn’t already aware of what’s been happening in many of our schools I’d be surprised,” said Hehr. “Either they have, as in past, condoned these principles, or they’re turning a blind eye. “This falls right in the minister’s lap.” Last week, the plight of gays in schools made headlines when Hehr championed a motion urging the government to push schools to allow the formation of gay-straight alliances to help gay students avoid bullying. The motion was defeated by a coalition of Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose members on the grounds it was an issue best left to school boards. On Monday, Johnson said he’d talked to the two Christian academies, and said they told him they’d be willing to set up gay-straight alliances if the students called for them. Hehr was skeptical. “That’s kind of rich when you look at the language in some of their (school) documents,” he said. “I’d like to see them put their money where their mouth is on that issue.”
MORINVILLE— Residents of an Edmonton-area town were voting Monday in a plebiscite to determine whether they want photo radar to continue nabbing speeders in their community. Since it came into use in Morinville in 2009, photo radar has led to more 27,000 tickets being issued and about $300,000 a year in fine revenue. But some residents who believe the technology is a cash-grab started a petition, which forced town council to either pass a bylaw banning photo radar or let residents decide its future. Mayor Lisa Holmes says if photo radar doesn’t stay, the town will have to find other methods of enforcing traffic safety. Holmes thinks the situation in Morinville will get other communities talking about their use of the equipment. The plebiscite is expected to cost the town about $8,000 to $10,000.
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
A sports fan’s prerogative WHY BEING A FAIR-WEATHER FAN IS THE HEALTHY CHOICE I didn’t watch the game when the Edmonton Oilers finished their eighth straight season out of the playoffs last weekend. But I took some comfort that it was on a hopeful note (a convincing win, and with slightly better than a .500 record in the last 30 games of the season). I didn’t catch much of the action this season, either. But I was happy to see that Oilers stalwart Ryan Smyth was able on his last game, at home, to personally feel the goodwill and appreciation of the fans he served so well in his 19 years in the NHL — the vast majority of it either as an Oiler or as a Team Canada member, and that he finished his career with a C on his jersey. GREG I was also sad to see him NEIMAN retire, because I wanted him to be there on the ice, finally lifting the Stanley Cup — in an Oilers jersey. That would have been the movie ending, but this is real life. Such are the dreams of fair-weather sports fans like me. The phrases are given as a pejorative. “Fairweather fan.” “Bandwagon-jumper.” One can’t control the judgments of others, but I don’t recall signing any contracts when I decided, a long time ago, that pro sports teams from Edmonton would be my go-to favourites in their respective leagues. People who regard themselves as “true” fans of sports teams will break their own marriage vows before they would foreswear their allegiance to a team logo. I try not to judge that, either, but I do not understand their ranking of loyalties. I don’t buy season tickets. The only team jersey I own supports soccer’s Arsenal in England’s Premier League — and I got that as a gift. I devote fewer hours per week to watching sports than I do volunteering in the community. No team anywhere will ever make money mining my loyalties. But loyalties do exist, such as they are. Every August, my interest perks up for both the Edmonton Eskimos and the Oilers. It’s early weeks yet, but I am hopeful for Toronto FC in the MLS (mostly because I like the narrative; the team grew out of terrific fan support, before there was a business plan). So why should I be judged an individual of poor character if my personal interest should wane when a particular team underperforms for an extended time? They do not benefit from my interest when they do well, so how are they harmed when I decide to catch up on some reading, rather than spend three hours watching them lose? Some time ago, a scientific report was released that attempted to quantify the health benefits (and risks) of sports fandom. In general, it was found that
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Horses have a right to thrive I read with interest Jeff Hanson’s letter Seeking feral horse solutions. It seems that many people are confused whether the free roaming horses on public lands in Alberta are feral horses or wild horses. This is partly because the word feral can be applied to either an individual animal or to an entire species. Feral means a domesticated animal or domesticated species that has reverted to the wild. In the case of the horse, it is likely not incorrect to describe the species as feral, because these horses probably have descended from horses that were once domesticated, even if you have to trace their lineage back to the breeds of Spanish horses that arrived in North America around 1500. However, many generations of these horses have been born in the wild. These individual horses, born in the wild and having never been domesticated, are therefore truly wild horses, and the vast majority of the free-roaming horses in Alberta are in this category. In fact, there have been so many generations of wild horses born in some areas of Alberta’s West Country that, through natural selection, they have evolved into an identifiable breed that is perfectly suited to living in that environment. The Alberta wild horse is generally shorter and stockier than most domestic breeds, with a short back, heavier bone, and marvelous feet and legs. They have a distinctive head with a shorter, broader muzzle, and larger eyes than domestic horses. The broad muzzle helps them to root in the snow to graze in the winter and the larger eyes aid in warning of predator attack. They have longer, thicker manes and tails for dealing with insects, like mosquitoes and flies. The lower legs grow long hair in the winter (known as “feathers”) to protect the heels and fetlocks from crusty snow. The Alberta wild horse is a unique breed, with great historical significance, and a most appropriate symbol of the Alberta spirit. Opposition to the 2014 wild horse cull conducted by the Alberta government was not just about preventing wild horses from being sent to slaughter. It was also about preventing the government from removing so many wild horses, in particular from the Williams Creek area, that the herd size was reduced
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when a fan’s team does poorly, the fan’s physical markers of poor health increase. Blood pressure rises, as does blood cholesterol levels. In males, testosterone levels drop when their team loses. There is an increased incidence of depression among “true” fans of teams that lose a lot of games. All of these things not only hurt the individual, but society as a whole. So why would releasing one’s attachment to a particular team when they go into the tank be judged as an expression of poor character? Far better, I believe, to be a “fair-weather” fan who is healthy and productive, than a “true” fan who is on a downward personal spiral along with his team. True fans know that elite sports teams are in the entertainment business. If they do not provide good entertainment (or at least a reasonable expectation of it), why should their business not suffer? For example, the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to make scads of money from thousands of “true” fans whose hopes of seeing winning seasons have been continuously dashed for as long as I can remember. Maybe I just have a selective memory, but that does not follow the business model. If a certain movie studio continuously produces bad movies, they go broke. The same applies to tele-
vision studio. If a restaurant cannot guarantee good food and good service for money spent, the doors will quickly close. An entertainment dollar is subjectively spent, by definition — except, it seems, when it is to be spent on professional sports. Even organized religion cannot count on such ardent financial support from its followers, or on the internal judgment made against followers whose financial support is not ardent enough. I confess that I do not understand this. The Edmonton Oilers will be back next season (alas, without Ryan Smyth). And so will I. But if they mess with my health by losing games for an extended period of time, I will once again disassociate. I don’t have a jersey to throw on the ice — and certainly not enough money to make one disposable if I did own one and could afford tickets close enough to the ice to make the toss. Or the incredibly bad manners to do so. However, I do have a stack of good books I have yet to read. I will stay true to my family, no matter what. But a professional sports team? I want something in return. What’s wrong with that? Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email email@example.com.
to the point where maintaining genetic integrity was imperiled. It has been erroneously suggested that the horse is an invasive species in Alberta. In fact, the modern horse, equus caballos, evolved in North America and spread naturally to all the other continents except Australia. Many scientists believe that the horse became extinct in North America during the Ice Age, 10,000 years ago, and that it is in fact a native species that was re-introduced to North America by the Spaniards 500 years ago. Other scientists argue that isolated herds of wild horses survived the Ice Age and that the horse was never completely extinct in North America. In either case, the horse clearly has as much right to exist in the wild as any other native North American species of wildlife. Robby McHenry Penhold
unheard of levels from the 1980s until the financial crash of 2007-8. This is what financed the last world economic upturn and it has now gone into reverse, as the debts from the bailout of the banks have to be repaid. In an effort to repay these massive state debts, accrued from the collapse of the banking system worldwide, countries are implementing a policy of austerity that is only adding to the problem. Every cut in welfare, every pay cut, every privatization and closure that cuts out well-paid jobs reduces spending power, exacerbating the lack of markets and adding a further disincentive for productive investment. There is no easy way out on the basis of the present economic system. Those at the top want the ordinary working people to pay for the crises but why should they pay when the crises is not of their making? Workers will be unable to bear the massive cuts to their living standards that are planned and without doubt there will be repercussions. Political parties will be tested during the coming stormy and eventful period. Eventually, just one particular political party will offer the alternative of a democratic, socialist, planned economy. This will be a precursor for fraternal, co-operative, international trade that will benefit all nations. Keith Norman Wyatt Innisfail NDP (personal capacity)
Running out of economic options Columnist/economist David Crane is remarkably honest in his assessment of the Canadian economy (Red Deer Advocate, April 2). He identifies the problems, backing them up with facts and figures. But there is no real explanation as to the cause of the current crises or indeed a workable remedy. If we accept his premise that we need to buy less and sell more, we must ask ourselves how this will be achieved in a competitive economic system? Competition exists not only between companies but also between nations that are all in the same situation, trying to export more and import less. Achieving an advantage depends on having more industrial investment than your competitor, be it a company or a nation, but as Crane points out, industrial investment is falling. The basic problem is one of overproduction or overcapacity, which means the same thing. We can produce an endless amount but companies refrain from doing so because more things are being produced than can be sold at a profit. Why invest in more productive capacity when you are unable to sell at profit what you already produce? As Crane points out, Canada is becoming less competitive, accumulating a $275.5-billion current account deficit that is financed by borrowing. In order to overcome the limits of the world market, where working people cannot afford to buy back the things they produce, credit was expanded to
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Spring is upon us – enjoy it! What’s that? Geese honking overhead? Spring’s upon us, blowing our way, along with assorted fowl flocks of ducks, swans and Canadian loons. That reminds me to get off my winter ass and onto my summer horse. Helmet, glasses and fashionable attire always help on my bicycle treks. They’re probably headed for either of the two probable ponds. McKenzie Trails or Bower Ponds, even along the river banks, I imagine. Along with these great Waskasoo Trail pathways and a prairie fervour, I hope to bike and witness this year’s landing and rebirth cycle of these Canadian geese. Great to see it and great to experience it. The melting of the snow fuels natural ambitions. Have fun with your effort’s sweat and smile. David Holbrook Red Deer
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Canada, Poland teaming up to help Ukraine HARPER TAKES AIM AT RUSSIA, PUTIN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada and Poland will announce a joint package to assist Ukraine when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird visits Warsaw next week. Marcin Bosacki, the Polish ambassador to Canada, says in an interview with The Canadian Press that the assistance will include measures to strengthen Ukraine’s democratic institutions. Harper met today with Bosacki and envoys from Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia and the Czech Republic before condemning Russia’s actions against Ukraine as “aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic” and a grave threat to world peace. Harper also announced Baird was being dispatched to talk with allies in eastern Europe before moving on to the Middle East. Baird begins his visit next week in Prague before moving on to Slovakia, Poland, Latvia and Estonia. Bosacki says once in Warsaw, Baird will announce a major Canadian-Polish initiative to assist the Ukraine government. “We are preparing joint projects, Polish-Canadian projects, in Ukraine in the field of good governance, democracy promotion and institutional strengthening of democratic institutions,” Bosacki said in an interview. “I can’t go into specifics. These will be bilateral projects that will be announced in Warsaw.” Bosacki said Harper’s leadership on the Russian crisis is greatly appreciated by his government, and the prime minister’s views on the threats posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin are widely
shared. “We share a lot of common views about the situation on the ground. We think there are a number of provocateurs and foreign armed men capturing buildings in smaller and bigger towns in eastern Ukraine,” he said. As pro-Russian groups occupied buildings in 10 cities in eastern Ukraine in recent days, Harper used his harshest words yet against what he called “Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime.” It’s time to rally the world against the danger posed by Putin, Harper said at the photo-op event with ambassadors ahead of their meeting. “I know this is of great concern to our NATO allies in the region, but it should be a great concern to all of us,” Harper said. “When a major power acts in a way that is so clearly aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic, this represents a significant threat to the peace and stability of the world and it’s time we all recognized the depth and the seriousness of that threat.” Baird echoed the prime minister in blaming Russia for the latest events, scoffing: “I don’t know who the Russian federation thinks it’s kidding when it tries to pretend that it has nothing to do with them.” “There are very clear and disconcerting parallels between what is happening in eastern Ukraine and events leading up to Russia’s illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea,” he continued, urging Russia to back down. Harper and Baird both said Canada is prepared to impose stronger sanctions against Putin’s regime. “But as I say, the most important thing we need to do is to rally all of our allies throughout the western world and throughout the greater global community to understand that peace and stability is being threatened here in a way that has not been threatened since the end of the Cold War,” said Harper.
Ottawa, Sikorsky to amend chopper contract BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government has reached a deal to amend its contract with the U.S. manufacturer of the long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., which is still being vetted by government lawyers, paves the way for next year’s retirement of Canada’s aging fleet of Sea King choppers, said defence and government sources. “We have a contract,” said one senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The inability of the Conservatives to replace the five-decade-old anti-submarine helicopters, which operate primarily off the decks of navy frigates, has been a huge political embarrassment and the revived Cyclone delivery just happens to coincide with the run up to the 2015 election. Even still, the Cyclones — a military version of Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter — won’t be fully operational until 2018. Former defence minister Peter MacKay once referred to the program as the “worst procurement in the history of Canada.” Public Works, which oversees the $5.7-billion project, announced in January the government would try
to reach a revised agreement to allow for the delivery and gradual introduction of the Cyclones. So far, only four of the 28 aircraft, which were initially ordered in 2004 by Paul Martin’s Liberal government, have been delivered for flight testing at the air base in Shearwater, N.S., near Halifax. Defence and government sources said Monday no additional money would be put into the program and Sikorsky would only get paid for the delivery of capable aircraft. It will be early next month before all of the legal text of the agreement is signed by government officials. It’s the second time the Conservatives have negotiated a contract amendment with Sikorsky, which has missed previous deadlines to deliver completed helicopters, accruing more than $88-million in penalties in the process. How the new arrangement may or may not affect those fines is unclear. The air force is prepared to take ownership of up to eight test helicopters before the Cyclones are declared capable, said another defence official, who was also not authorized to speak publicly. Word of the new arrangement came as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a special air worthiness bulletin about the Cyclone’s civilian equivalent, warning of salt crusting on engines of helicopters used in that country for search and rescue.
More fallout to come from Heartbleed bug: expert BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The fallout from the Heartbleed bug could go far beyond just 900 social insurance numbers compromised at the Canada Revenue agency. Alberta computer security expert John Zabiuk suspects there’s a wave of problems coming. “Right now, we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg,” he said. “This is probably the largest flaw that’s hit the Internet in history.” Zabiuk is with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, where, as an ethical hacker, he teaches students to protect computer systems by approaching the problem from a hacker’s perspective. The revenue agency says it’s analyzing data to determine what else might have been siphoned out. Zabiuk says officials are likely to discover a much bigger cache of information has been compromised. “Realistically, with over two thirds of all servers compromised online with this vulnerability, we’re going to be seeing a lot more fallout from this,” he said. The revenue agency said it suffered “a malicious breach of taxpayer data that occurred over a sixhour period.” The problem is that the bug has been loose for two years, said Zabiuk. “So what we’re seeing with the 900 users that they say have been affected or compromised — that’s just in the last two weeks that they’ve been keeping track of what’s going on with this,” he said. “Prior to this, again it’s been out for over two years, so what’s gone on in that span of time?” He said the government did the right thing when it learned of the security problem. “I think the response is appropriate in taking down the servers that they knew were vulnerable,” he said. “It’s really the only way to protect the citizens and the people using those servers.” The Heartbleed bug is caused by a flaw in OpenSSL software, which is commonly used on the Internet to provide security and privacy. The bug is affecting many global IT systems in both private and public sector organizations and has the potential to expose private data. Zabiuk said the fix is simple. The problem is applying the patch to all of the hundreds or thousands of servers that may have been affected. CRA said it will notify everyone involved in the security breach by registered letter and will offer access to credit protection services. The Canadian government on the weekend restored service to all its publicly accessible websites as well the tax-filing systems E-file and Netfile. The revenue agency said because the outage with its website lasted five days, it will effectively extend the tax filing deadline by that length of time. Returns filed by May 5 will not incur interest or penalties.
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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will suspend $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Stephen Harper boycotted the Commonwealth summit last year in Sri Lanka because of concerns about the government’s human rights record. Canada would give $10 million per year to the secretariat over the next two years, but Baird says that money will be directed elsewhere. He says Canada’s voluntary contribution will instead go towards other programs that promote Commonwealth values. The Harper government has won praise from international human rights watchdogs for pushing for an independent investigation of the events surrounding the end of Sri Lanka’s 27-year civil war in 2009. Government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels have been accused of committing atrocities, but repeated calls for an investigation have fallen on deaf ears in Colombo. “Canada remains deeply concerned about the absence of accountability for alleged serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian standards in Sri Lanka,” Baird said.
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Senators want elections bill changed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government is getting some serious push-back from Conservative senators on its controversial overhaul of elections laws, with a Senate committee unanimously recommending nine major changes to the legislation. In an interim report to be tabled Tuesday, the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee recommends that the government drop provisions to muzzle the chief electoral officer and the elections commissioner, The Canadian Press has learned. It also recommends removing another provision which electoral experts have said would give an unfair, potentially huge, financial advantage to
established parties — particularly the ruling Conservatives — during election campaigns. However, the committee is not recommending any change to the government’s plan to ban the practice of allowing registered voters to vouch for those who don’t have adequate ID. Nor is it recommending that the government back off its plan to ban the use of voter information cards (VICs) as proof of address. Electoral experts have said the ban on vouching and VICs is a double whammy that could rob up to 500,000 Canadians of their fundamental right to vote. The committee does make a couple of recommendations that would make it easier for voters to obtain the required ID, including at least one piece of documentation that shows their ad-
dress. For instance, it recommends that seniors’ homes, First Nations bands and homeless shelters be legally required to provide attestations of name and address for those residents who seek them And it recommends that Elections Canada be encouraged to accept electronic correspondence — not just original paper copies of bills and bank statements — as valid ID. While three Liberal senators on the committee have agreed to the nine recommendations, they’ve also crafted a minority report which argues the proposed changes don’t go far enough. Unless the proposed ban on vouching and VICs is repealed, they maintain the bill is unconstitutional because it fails to provide sufficient safeguards to ensure voters without ID aren’t disen-
franchised. Still, the changes agreed to by Conservative senators are significant and could signal an impending confrontation between the Tory-dominated Senate and the elected House of Commons over a bill dubbed the Fair Elections Act. The Senate committee last week started a rare “pre-study” of the bill before a Commons committee finishes its own hearings and begins consideration of possible amendments at the end of the month. In issuing the interim report, the Senate committee is signalling the minimum changes necessary to win approval of the bill in the unelected upper house. And it could yet add more recommendations as it continues its pre-study when Parliament returns after a two week break on April 28.
Police urged to stop sharing suicide data with U.S. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario’s privacy watchdog issued a special report Monday demanding police stop sharing information about suicide attempts with U.S. officials, who used the mental health data to block at least four Canadians from entering the United States. “I found it so unnerving to think about the humiliation and embarrassment that an individual would feel upon arriving at the airport and being denied entry into the United States because they learned from a U.S. border crossing official that they had access to their highly sensitive personal information about a past suicide attempt,”
said Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian. “Can you imagine?” There is no legal requirement that suicide attempts be entered into the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, which is shared with American officials through a co-operation agreement between the RCMP and the FBI, said Cavoukian. “There is nowhere that we found where there’s any mandatory obligation on the part of CPIC to say you have to disclose this information,” Cavoukian told reporters. “That’s nonsense. It doesn’t exist.” The OPP and police services in Hamilton, Waterloo and Ottawa show some discretion when it comes to up-
loading suicides into CPIC, said Cavoukian, but not the only other force her office contacted, the Toronto Police Service. “This is entirely at the discretion of the particular police service involved and four out of the five that we looked into, all with the exception of the Toronto Police Service, all exercise discretion,” she said. However, Toronto police said they do show discretion about which cases are loaded into CPIC, but they want officers to have access to as much information as possible about someone. “She does make a rather crucial mistake when she says that we don’t use discretion with the information and it automatically gets posted to
CPIC, and that’s just wrong,” said Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash. “When we respond to a call we believe that an officer should have all of the information they require to be able to protect the person whom we’re being called to deal with, but also anyone else who may be involved and the police officers themselves.” Cavoukian issued a release later Monday saying Pugash’s statements “directly contradicts” what the Toronto Police Service told her office. “I would be delighted to learn that the TPS is now willing to exercise some discretion,” she said. “I again call upon the TPS to exercise discretion, in accordance with my recommendations.”
BRIEFS Lev Tahor wins appeal in child protection case
CHATHAM, Ont. — An Ontario judge has “grave” concerns about the welfare of children in an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect, she wrote Monday even as she allowed an appeal from their parents. The Superior Court judge ruled that 13 children who are part of a group known as Lev Tahor do not have to be sent back to Quebec, where much of the community fled late last year amid a child protection case. Seven of the children are already in care in Ontario — one set of parents took the rest and fled to Guatemala — and to create further instability in their lives by sending them to foster care in Quebec would have “disastrous emotional and psychological ramifications for them,” ruled Judge Lynda Templeton. The case will now go back to provincial court to determine whether the children are in need of ongoing protection.
HALIFAX — A trade agreement to sell Canadian seal meat in China announced more than three years ago has been largely thwarted by animal rights activists, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Shea announced the deal in January 2011 in Beijing, saying that gaining access to the world’s most populous country would breathe new life into an industry crippled that year by a new European ban on seal products. At the time, representatives of the Canadian sealing industry said a cache of seal meat had already been packaged and was ready for shipment to China. But the Chinese government later said it had called for a review of the deal, which has remained stalled ever since. Shea is now blaming the animal rights movement for pressuring the Chinese government to back away from the deal over concerns the Canadian seal hunt is inhumane. “Part of the thing that’s holding it up is that animal rights groups put a lot of pressure on there as well, on the Chinese,” she said.
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Three killed outside Jewish centre EVIDENCE ENOUGH TO WARRANT HATE-CRIME CASE: U.S. ATTORNEY
BRIEF U.S. woman admitted strangling, suffocating her 6 newborn babies PROVO, Utah — Authorities say a U.S. woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in the garage of her home in the western state of Utah. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies and that all but one of them were born alive. Huntsman, 39, said she killed them immediately after they were born, and put their bodies inside the boxes. The statement said each baby was wrapped in either a towel or a shirt, and placed in a plastic bag. Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail — $1 million for each baby she’s accused of killing. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney. Huntsman was arrested Sunday on six counts of murder after police found the infants’ tiny bodies in her former
eral statements to police, “but it’s too early to tell you what he may or may not have said” during the attacks. He also said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether Cross had an anti-Semitic motive. The Jewish festival of Passover begins Monday evening. SITE, a U.S.-based terror monitoring group, described the suspect as a known and vocal anti-Semite who frequently calls for genocide against Jews. Police said the attacks happened within minutes. The gunman shot two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks to a retirement community, Vil-
lage Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested him in an elementary school parking lot soon after. The gunman shot at but missed two other people and never entered any buildings, police said. The victims were identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene; his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center; and 53-year-old occupational therapist Terri LaManno, a Catholic who was visiting her mother at the retirement complex near the community centre. All three were Christians.
home in Pleasant Grove, a leafy, sleepy town about 35 miles (56 kilometres) south of Salt Lake City. A seventh baby found appears to have been stillborn, Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman said. During the interview with police, Huntsman was unemotional and matter of fact, according to Pleasant Grove police Lt. Britt Smith. Formal charges have not yet been filed against Huntsman and no other arrests have been made but Buhman said the investigation remains open. Investigators were trying to determine if the seven babies had the same father or multiple fathers, Buhman said. The gruesome case has raised a series of questions about how the killings occurred despite Huntsman carrying out what neighbours said seemed like a normal existence. “How can you have a baby and not have evidence and other people know?” asked neighbour SanDee Wall. “You can’t plan when a baby is going to come. Just the thought of somebody putting a baby into a box is a heartbreaker.” Police declined to comment on a motive and on what Huntsman said during an interview with investigators.
That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern. Aggressive gangs, sometimes carrying firearms and wearing military fatigues, storm the buildings. The Ukrainian flag is replaced with a Russian one. Then local men move in to hold them.
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Blast at bus station in Nigeria capital kills 71 ABUJA, Nigeria — A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria’s capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Army veteran and retired trucker with Ku Klux Klan links accused of killing three people outside a Jewish community centre was never one to keep his hatred for himself, though there is scant evidence he had ever resorted to violence before. Frazier Glenn Cross of Missouri, a known white supremacist, has not been formally charged in the slayings, but officials said more information about charges was expected Tuesday. Federal prosecutors were moving to put the case before a grand jury.
Police suspect Cross fatally shot two people Sunday afternoon in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, then drove to a retirement community where he shot a third person. He was arrested in an elementary school parking lot. “We have unquestionably determined through the work of law enforcement that this was a hate crime,” Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said, refusing to elaborate on the evidence. Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt, was jailed on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder. Douglass said the suspect made sev-
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Recruitment team hunts investment SYLVAN LAKE DEVELOPING GAME PLAN TO NAB COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL SPENDING BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Sylvan Lake’s new Business Recruitment Team is developing a game plan that it hopes will attract commercial and industrial investment. The 11-person committee, which was struck by Sylvan Lake town council in January, is made up of business and property owners, developers and Realtors, and representatives from the town, Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce and a financial institution. “This council has made investment attraction a priority this term, and the Business Recruitment Team will play a lead role in diversifying Sylvan Lake’s economy in the fu-
ture,” said Mayor Sean McInOn April 2, the Business Re- completed by September. tyre in a release. cruitment Team participated That will help the town The group has already set in an investment attraction and its partners attract ina number of priorities: over- engagement session with an vestment, she said, and could coming barriers to business eye to developing a five-year open the door for government investment, creating a sup- strategy. funding to support those efportive business forts. environment, Last week, developing resaid Kurz, a cruitment and luncheon for marketing matelocal Realtors rials, designing was organized a tenant mix, to encourage and identifying their help. and contacting “In a lot prospective ten— VICKI KURZ, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER of cases, the ants. Realtor is the “As a recruitfirst point of ment team we’re focusing on It also plans to conduct one- contact, not the municipality,” the first priority first — over- on-one interviews with mem- she explained. coming barriers to business bers of industry to identify opThe Business Recruitinvestment,” said Vicki Kurz, portunities for investment. ment Team, which meets Sylvan Lake’s economic develKurz expects to have the in- monthly, has a mandate that opment officer. vestment attraction strategy covers the entire town and a
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broad range of issues, said Kurz. “As an example, we are short some heavy industrial property and we’re in the process of doing up an application for annexation in order to address that.” Sylvan Lake’s economic development officer since March 2013, Kurz has been getting calls from investors and business people interested in the town. “The appetite seems to be there,” she said, adding that national exposure like the kind Sylvan Lake earned by winning Kraft Hockeyville on April 5 doesn’t hurt. hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com
Shaw to cut 400 staff in consolidation of operations WILL REARRANGE STRUCTURE OF CABLE, SATELLITE, INTERNET AND HOME PHONE SERVICES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) plans to lay off some 400 employees, or almost three per cent of its workforce, in a move to consolidate operations. The Calgary-based company said Monday that the changes will be focused on rearranging the structure of its cable, satellite, Internet and home phone services to make them more efficient. The reworked operations will be divided into two units — one which delivers Shaw services to residential consumers and another which handles business customers. “The roles and structure we established years ago to support us as a cable company can no longer support our growth,” chief executive Brad Shaw said in a release. “We are eliminating duplication of work and organizing our activities and operations in a way that best meets the needs of our customers and viewers.” Shaw will also hire more than 100 employees in areas of its business that are growing. The new jobs will cover positions such as the supply chain, marketing and its networks infrastructure, the company said. Customer-facing jobs like call centres and installation services will be unaffected by the layoffs, spokesman Chethan Lakshman said in a phone interview. He declined to outline how the cuts would specifically affect each division of the company.
Also affected by the changes are some jobs at Shaw Media, a division that operates the Global television networks and specialty channels like HGTV and the Food Network Canada.
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“There were some role changes and there were some people (there) who were affected as well by layoffs,” Lakshman said, without providing any numbers. Shaw Communications has about 14,500 employees across its operations and delivers services to about 3.2 million customers in Canada. Last week, Shaw reported that profits improved to $222 million in the second quarter, helped by the sale of its stake in French-language cable channels Historia and Series+ to Corus Entertainment. Revenue edged up two per cent to $1.27 billion, helped by better results from its cable and satellite divisions.
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The Red Deer Airport is preparing a new master plan that will provide a blueprint for future development at the Springbrook-based aviation facility.
Airport looks to grow, quickly RUNWAY, TERMINAL TOO SMALL FOR MORE CARRIERS BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Among the items on Red Deer Airport CEO RJ Steenstra’s wish list is a runway extension, a bigger terminal building and more parking. But he doesn’t have much time to dream. The pending entry of new discount carriers into the Canadian market, and the expansion of existing airlines, means the Red Deer Airport Authority has to act quickly. “Even if an airline said, ‘Great, we want to fly 737s into Red Deer,’ they can’t because I don’t have the runway length,’” said Steenstra. “If we grow our runway to 7,000 feet — which would be an expansion of 1,500 feet from its current length — we will be able to meet the needs of narrow-body jets with two or three seats on each side.” Similarly, the terminal building at the Springbrookbased airport is unlikely to impress national carriers. “We have a terminal
that’s almost at capacity now, if not at capacity,” said Steenstra. That means there’s no room for expansion of services like car rentals. “I don’t even have a closet that I could lease right now. We’re full.” The situation isn’t much better outside, where the once ample parking lot is being consumed by increasing numbers of vehicles. These and other capital needs are on the table as the airport works on a new master plan to replace the 13-year-old document it currently has. The process became urgent last year, when the passenger count at the airport spiked by more than 700 per cent, to nearly 12,000 — thanks in large part to Air Canada introducing local daily service, beginning Sept. 3. Airport officials have made a “conservative” estimate that the figure will swell by a further 280 per cent in 2014. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, insists Steenstra. Countless Central Alberta travellers continue to bypass the Red
Deer Airport in favour of Calgary’s and Edmonton’s international airports. “The market itself is proven already, because we’ve got a tremendous amount of outflow from Central Alberta to neighboring airports. “It’s just now, can we put the infrastructure in place that can capture that, and can we have the infrastructure in place — or at least partially in place — so that I can go out and garner support for more service and larger aircraft and single-aisle jet service?” The new master plan will also focus on the development of airport land, opening the door for new aviation businesses and growth of existing ones. “Our cost structure as an airport is a fraction of what larger airports have in terms of their cost structure,” said Steenstra of the competitive advantage that the Red Deer Airport has. He added that the facility’s centralized location is another plus for many businesses.
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Indicators mark true toll of natural catastrophes BANK STUDY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — As a return on investment, Duff’s Ditch has been a spectacular success. Manitoba’s Red River Floodway, built by premier Duff Roblin for just under $63 million in the mid-1960s with the federal government covering 60 per cent of the cost, has spared the city of Winnipeg an estimated $30 billion in flood damages in the nearly half century since it was completed in 1968.
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Now, with severe weather events becoming increasingly frequent and costly, economists are urging government policy-makers to consider the long-term benefits of major infrastructure investments. A new report Monday from TD Economics lays out the confluence of factors that is dramatically hiking the cost of natural catastrophes — and the economic indicators that tend to mask the true toll of such disasters. Toss in crumbling public infrastructure that is increasingly likely to fail under severe conditions and experts say it’s
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high time for a clear-eyed assessment by governments and business. “There is an infrastructure deficit in Canada to begin with,” Craig Alexander, TD Bank Group’s chief economist, said in an interview Monday. His report with economist Connor McDonald notes that storms in Canada that used to come along only every 40 years are occurring every six years in some regions. “As a consequence, not only do you need more infrastructure spending to replace the aging infrastructure and to meet the needs of a grow-
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ing population, but you also need infrastructure that helps mitigate the consequences of severe weather,” Alexander said. The Harper government has been working on a national mitigation strategy for natural disasters for more than five years, but funding has been slow to materialize. The latest Conservative budget delivered in February provided no money this year for the initiative, but promised a modest $200 million spread over five years starting in 2015-16. However, Ottawa did shell
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out more than $2 billion last year under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement, most of it for the flash floods in Calgary. That’s more in one year than the program had spent in total since it was created in the 1970s, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office. The PBO has just started work in an effort to estimate how much the federal government should be setting aside each year for the unfunded disaster assistance program, given the new climate reality.
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Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.54 Cervus Equipment Corp 22.15 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 47.50 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 50.76 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 28.86 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.93 General Motors Co. . . . . 32.55 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.81 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50
The gold sector improved by about 1.18 per cent as June bullion gained $8.50 to US$1,327.50 an ounce. The energy sector was ahead 0.37 per cent with May crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 31 cents to a six-week high of US$104.65 a barrel. The TSX finished well off session highs amid weakness in telecom and utilities stocks.
TORONTO The Toronto stock market was higher Monday amid a strong reading on U.S. retail sales. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 26.74 points to 14,284.43 with gains led by mining stocks amid major deal-making in the resource sector. The Canadian dollar advanced 0.22 of a cent to 91.3 cents US. U.S. indexes also found a lift from Citigroup earnings that beat expectations. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 146.49 points to 16,173.24 as the bank reported adjusted earnings of $1.30 a share, 16 cents higher than expectations and its shares ran ahead 4.36 per cent in New York. U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 per cent in March, the best showing since September 2012. The government also revised February to a 0.7 per cent gain, more than double its previous estimate. Sales had fallen in January and December amid severe winter weather. The Nasdaq was 22.96 points higher at 4,022.69 while the S&P 500 index rose 14.92 points to 1,830.61. Despite the positive showing, traders are cautious amid concerns about stock valuations, Chinese growth prospects and corporate earnings. Meanwhile, financial analysts expect earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 to drop 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, according to FactSet, a financial data provider. That was a reversal from the start of the year, when they expected a jump of 4.3 per cent. The TSX base metals sector led advancers, up 1.79 per cent as May copper rose a penny to US$3.05 a pound and Sherritt International (TSX:S) ran up 40 cents or 9.3 per cent to C$4.70. Mining giant Glencore Xstrata said it was selling its Las Bambas copper project in Peru to a group of Chinese state-owned companies for US$5.85 billion. The purchase adds to a multibillion-dollar string of foreign acquisitions by China’s governmentowned energy and mining companies, which hope to profit from future demand. Glencore Xstrata is also buying Caracal Energy Inc. (LSE:CRCL), which has terminated plans to merge with Calgary-based TransGlobe Energy (TSX:TGL) as a result. TransGlobe said it would distribute the break fee it receives from Caracal to shareholders through a special dividend of 10 cents per share. TransGlobe shares gained 23 cents to C$8.12. And Texas-based Stabilis Energy says it signed an agreement to buy substantially all the liquefied natural gas business of a subsidiary of Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Financial terms of the deal involving Encana Natural Gas Inc. weren’t disclosed. Encana shares climbed 13 cents to $24.78. On Canada’s West Coast, the residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite by a vote of 1,793 to 1,278. The federal cabinet is expected to release its decision on Northern Gateway by June. Enbridge slipped 41 cents to $50.76.
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,284.43, up 26.74 points TSX Venture Exchange — 996.01, down 1.76 points TSX 60 — 814.44, up 1.15 points Dow — 16,173.24, up 146.49 points S&P 500 — 1,830.61, up 14.92 points Nasdaq — 4,022.69, up 22.96 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.30 cents US, up 0.22 of a cent Pound — C$1.8323, down 0.50 of a cent Euro — C$1.5133, down 1.09 cents Euro — US$1.3816, down 0.67 of a cent Oil futures: US$104.05 per barrel, up 31 cents (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,327.50 per oz., up $8.50 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.786 oz., down three cents $732.57 kg., down 96 cents TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 996.01, down 1.76 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 175.51 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: May ’14 $8.50 higher $461.00; July ’14 $8.90 higher $470.10; Nov. ’14 $9.40 higher $484.60; Jan ’15 $9.40 higher $491.60; March ’15 $9.50 higher $498.30; May ’15 $9.50 higher $504.90; July ’15 $9.60 higher $510.00; Nov ’15 $9.60 higher $500.00; Jan. ’16 $9.60 higher $491.50; March ’16 $9.60 higher $491.50. Barley (Western): May ’14 $1.00 higher $138.50; July ’14 $1.00 higher $136.50; Oct. ’14 $1.00 higher $136.50; Dec. ’14 $1.00 higher $136.50; March ’15 $1.00 higher $136.50; May ’15 $1.00 higher $136.50; July ’15 $1.00 higher $136.50; Oct. ’15 $1.00 higher $136.50; Dec. ’15 $1.00 higher $136.50; March ’16 $1.00 higher $136.50; May ’16 $1.00 higher $136.50. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 405,020 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 405,020.
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WEATHER: Could cost $5 billion per year “We were asked, ‘Geez, is this something as parliamentarians we should be aware of?’ because $2 billion is a big bill to walk into Parliament with,” said Peter Weltman, the assistant parliamentary budget officer. TD Economics says natural catastrophes could cost Canadians $5 billion per year by 2020 as more frequent severe weather combines with an increasingly urban population. But the report suggests the way we measure economic growth masks the cost of severe weather events and the need for major new infrastructure spending. Signposts such as gross domestic product and financial market movements may tell us nothing about a major natural disaster. All the frenetic rebuilding is not weighed against the cost of what was lost. “You end up with a perverse situation where we have a terrible flood in Calgary that actually comes with a very high toll in terms of economic, social and personal fall-out, and the economic numbers actually mean we have to upgrade our growth forecast for Alberta,” said Alexander. “It leads to an under-appreciation of how disruptive increased severe weather is.” A catastrophic flood in Winnipeg in 1950 spurred the move to build the massive floodway bypassing the city, but it took more than a decade for someone to find the political will to pull the trigger.
SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 46.97 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 64.42 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.85 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.02 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.65 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 106.79 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.18 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 16.17 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 45.98 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.17 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.33 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.71 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.38 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.67 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.63
Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 25.32 First Quantum Minerals . 20.70 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.58 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.92 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.90 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.55 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 37.09 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.70 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.96 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.92 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 40.19 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 64.47 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.11 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 55.08 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 43.31 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.69 Canyon Services Group. 13.93
Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.91 CWC Well Services . . . . 1.100 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.78 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.78 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 97.86 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 59.08 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.14 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 34.93 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 51.81 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.84 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.72 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.170 Precision Drilling Corp . . 12.96 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 39.50 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.29 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.07 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.52 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 70.28
Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 75.21 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 64.36 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.67 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.62 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.53 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.46 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 51.81 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 69.92 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.97 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 44.99 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.27 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.84 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 35.65 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.18
Canucks owners join aboriginal businessman to pitch own pipeline for B.C. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
NORTHERN GATEWAY TROUBLES
VANCOUVER — An aboriginal businessman and former motivational speaker has teamed with the British Columbia billionaires best known for their ownership of the Vancouver Canucks to pitch an alternative to the struggling Northern Gateway pipeline. Calvin Helin, CEO of Eagle Spirit Energy, said the project would include a pipeline linking the Alberta oilsands to a tanker terminal on the B.C. coast. It would also include an upgrader to refine the heavy bitumen oil produced in the oil sands to a lighter, more conventional and less controversial product, he said. But Monday’s announcement, which also included the Aquilini Investment Group, the company that owns the Canucks, raised as many questions as it gave answers, such as where the tanker port would be located and how many First Nations have signed on. “We’re at the beginning of a process,” Helin said. “Our goal is to earn the social licence to operate.” The new proposal was endorsed by two small B.C. aboriginal communities. The Nee-Tahi-Buhn band has 135 members, about 55 of them living on the band reserve near Burns Lake. The Stellat’en is a band with about 500 members, half of them living in the band community near Fraser Lake. The Nee-Tahi-Buhn had signed on to support the Northern Gateway, said Chief Ray Morris, but have withdrawn that support. “We saw a better project, more inclusion from the get-go,” Morris said. “With Enbridge, it was a lot of years of struggle. That goes back 12 years, when they first came around.” Helin said Eagle Spirit cannot
Within a couple of years of completion, the floodway had been pressed into use and it has been used more than 20 times since — including during the 1997 “flood of the century” that ravaged Grand Forks, N.D., and much of southern Manitoba, but largely spared the capital city.
AIRPORT: More services sought The new plan will also address program initiatives at the airport, such as other new services. Steenstra hopes to have recommendations ready for the airport’s stakeholders — most notably Red Deer County, the City of Red Deer and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce — this spring, and the plan completed by the end of summer. Others being consulted include airport tenants, the airlines that operate there, economic development organizations and the Springbrook Community Association. A public consultation session is also planned for late May. “We need to include everyone who impacts or is impacted by the airport,” said Steenstra. An aggressive plan carries risk, he acknowledged, particularly in the sometimes unpredictable aviation industry. But Steenstra points to the example of the Nanaimo Airport, which undertook a costly expansion and upgrade despite its proximity to large airports at Victoria and Comox. “They’re benefiting now from making that investment because they’ve got all sorts of customers, including WestJet Encore, now going into Nanaimo.” email@example.com
reveal the number of aboriginal groups on board because it would breach non-disclosure terms. “I can tell you with great confidence that we have a substantial number of communities that are interested,” Helin said. “It doesn’t mean we have a deal yet. It means we have heard their concerns. ... We will continue to consult with them and work with them and take our direction from them.” The Eagle Spirit Energy proposal is the third alternative plan to surface since Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB) ran into resistance from environmentalists and First Nations in B.C. to its proposed Northern Gateway project. Media mogul David Black has proposed a $13-billion oil refinery for Kitimat to process oil before shipping it overseas. And Texas-based Kinder Morgan has filed an application to triple the capacity of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and its refinery in the Vancouver area. The latest blow for Northern Gateway came last weekend, when residents of Kitimat — the proposed the would-be tanker port and the community with the most to gain — voted against the pipeline in a municipal non-binding plebiscite. Despite the challenges, a federal review panel recommended approval of the pipeline in December, subject to more than 200 conditions. The federal government is expected to announce a decision in June. The estimated cost of the Northern Gateway has risen to approximately $7 billion. The Eagle Spirit project, with its upgrader refinery, will be substantially higher but company officials did not say how much the
Aquilini Investment Group — a private enterprise that owns the Canucks, a real estate development and construction arm, blueberry and cranberry farms and a golf course — would be putting up for the venture. David Negrin, president of Aquilini Group, said numerous oil and gas companies have already contacted Eagle Spirit about the project. “But the one thing that’s most important here today is that we get the First Nations on board first,” he said. Helin and his colleagues appear undaunted by their substantial time delay or their lack of experience in the oil and gas or pipeline business. Dan Hisey, former chief operating officer of Alaska’s Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and the senior technical adviser on the project, said any mega-project of this size would entail significant resources. “Any company that was going to venture into this would have to retain the expertise of folks that can be contracted and hired,” Hisey said. “This group would bring those resources together, worldclass resources.” The project has no timeline, no definitive route and no customers that were divulged. What it does have is a chance of getting First Nations that have vehemently opposed Northern Gateway to get on board, suggests Helin, until now a motivational speaker and author of seven motivational books, including “Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through SelfReliance.” “What’s wrong with First Nations wanting to have some economic power? I believe that’s part of the unfinished business of Canada,” he said.
Proposed new rules to govern mortgage insurers issued BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s financial regulator is looking to issue new guidelines governing high-risk mortgages in the country’s housing market. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has asked for comments on the guidelines that would compel mortgage insurers to do due diligence on the ability of borrowers to service their debts and also require them to tighten monitoring procedures. But OSFI has stopped short — so far — of further tightening mortgage rules, such as requiring that low-risk mortgages also be subject to 25-year amortization periods. Currently the rule applies only to higher-risk mortgages with less than 20 per cent down payment, where insurance is mandatory. CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal says the new guidelines, once adopted, would have only minimal impact on the market. They would formalize what is already the practice in Canada among lenders, such as Canada’s banks.
Tal adds that OSFI and the government are no doubt monitoring the spring housing market to determine if stricter measures are needed, but are likely encouraged that the market is showing signs of cooling. In yet another indicator of the softening trend, the Teranet—National Bank index released Monday showed that house prices were unchanged last month, the first time in 15 years there hasn’t been an increase between February and March. Last week also saw deep fall-offs in both starts and building permits for the months of March and February, respectively. Ottawa has moved four times to tighten mortgage rules in the last five years or so, including requiring banks to apply means tests on the ability of borrowers to handle higher interest rates. In a release, Superintendent Julie Dixon said the guidelines make clear “expectations for both lenders and insurers operating in the housing market.” “The industry’s adherence to these principles will contribute to the continued stability of the market.”
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THE PASSOVER TABLE A PALETTE FOR INNOVATION BY RHEA YABLON KENNEDY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES It seems as if every Passover tradition now carries a modern zing. Jews who don’t eat rice during the eightday holiday, which started at sundown Monday, can serve quinoa, the trendy un-grain. An orange and tomato added to the Seder plate of symbolic foods acknowledge current struggles for freedom. The plate itself now comes in every form you can imagine — even in the shape of moon craters. This is all part of one of the oldest and best-known Jewish holidays, commemorating the Israelite slaves’ exodus from ancient Egypt, led by the humble and heroic Moses. The Seder plates I’ve grown up with create a culinary retelling of the story using five elements: karpas, a fresh herb to represent spring, usually parsley; maror, the
Maror Salad. The components of this salad are like ingredients that were available in Egypt and Israel during the first Seders. “bitter herb” God told the Israelites to eat on Passover, often represented as horseradish root; charoset, a rendition of the mortar the slaves used in
Egypt, a spiced fruit salad; a roasted egg, another symbol of spring; and a roasted lamb shank bone to acknowledge the lamb that God told Israelite
the cleared area of the pan and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the dill, then the chard mixture and rice. Once the mixture starts bubbling, cook, stirring often to make sure the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Gradually add the 5 cups of water, stirring constantly and allowing the mixture to return to a low boil for a few minutes each time before adding more water. Continue this process until the rice is cooked through and has a velvety texture; this should take 10 to 20 minutes. If the rice is still al dente after 20 minutes, cover the pot and cook, testing the rice every 5 minutes until soft. Stir in the nutmeg, pepper, juice and salt (to taste). Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve warm or at room temperature. VARIATION: To serve as a soup course, add another cup of broth at the end of cooking.
KARAITE MATZO MAKES: 32 pieces PREPARATION: The matzo can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. Re-crisp in a 200-degree oven. INGREDIENTS 4 cups all-purpose flour or Passover cake meal, or more as needed Heaping 2 tablespoons coriander seed, freshly crushed in a spice mill or coffee grinder (may substitute ground coriander) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup olive oil or sunflower oil 3/4 cup water, or more as needed STEPS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use cooking oil spray to grease two 10-by-14-inch baking sheets. Whisk together the flour or cake meal, coriander and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the oil until well incorporated. Gradually incorporate the water, kneading as you go. Add flour/cake meal or water, a sprinkling at a time, to form a dough that is soft yet not sticky. Divide the dough in half; shape each half into a ball. Lightly flour a work surface. Working with 1 ball at a time, roll it on the work surface to form a round that’s no more than 1/4-inch thick. Cut off the rounded edges to form a square, then cut the square in half to form 2 rectangles. Transfer to one of the baking sheets, spacing the rectangles close together. Repeat with the remaining ball of dough, then gather the leftover dough scraps, roll them out and cut in the same way. Use a paring knife to deeply score each dough rectangle into 8 squares or triangles. Bake one filled baking sheet at a time for about 20 minutes or until the crackers are firm (but not hard) and the edges turn golden. Cool for a few minutes until firm, then break apart into individual crackers. Serve warm, or cool completely and store at room temperature in an airtight container or plastic bag.
MAROR SALAD MAKES: 8 to 10 servings INGREDIENTS 1 head (8 ounces) endive or chicory, chopped 1 fennel bulb and fronds, brown or tough outer layers removed from the bulb, chopped (2 cups fennel, 1/3 cup fronds) 1 bunch (3 ounces) dandelion greens or arugula 2 small heads (12 ounces total) lettuce, cored and chopped (use a mixture, such as green leaf and red leaf; may substitute 8 ounces baby lettuce mix)
families to sacrifice. (I’ve seen that last one appear in the form of a chicken neck or a roasted beet.) Some Seders also feature hazaret, a mild bitter vegetable usually represented by romaine lettuce. The other staple of the Seder table is matzo, the crisped, unleavened flatbread that echos the last loaves the Israelites formed — but never had a chance to bake — as they fled. Both tradition and the oft-repeated commandment in the Bible to eat unleavened bread make matzo a must. Maybe it’s the simplicity of those foods that has made the Passover table a palette for innovation — and is the reason I hadn’t thought up a single twist that hadn’t already been done. I couldn’t figure out anything different, that is, until I read about chef and food scholar Moshe Basson. The owner of Eucalyptus, a restaurant just outside the Old City in Jerusalem, uses wild chicory for bitter herbs, just as he says the Israelites ate at ancient Seders. That turned on a light bulb: Go back to basics. Kennedy is a Washington writer and teacher.
ROASTED RACK OF LAMB WITH BARBECUE RUB MAKES: 3 to 4 servings PREPARATION: The lamb needs to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
LEFT: Karaite Matzo. RIGHT: Keshk. This is a lovely, soothing dish. Leaves from 1 bunch parsley, chopped (3 cups) Fronds from 1 bunch dill, chopped (1/2 cup) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Rind of 1/2 to 1 preserved lemon, rinsed, then minced (see headnote) 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste STEPS Combine the endive or chicory, fennel and fronds, dandelion greens or arugula, lettuce, parsley, dill, lemon juice, preserved lemon (to taste) and cayenne pepper (to taste) in a large bowl. Toss gently to incorporate. Divide among individual plates. Serve right away.
KESHK MAKES: 8 to 10 servings (makes about 7 cups) PREPARATION: The rice needs to soak for several hours or up to overnight. The cooked keshk tastes better after several hours’ or a day’s refrigeration. Reheat over low heat, adding broth as needed. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups short-grain brown rice
Leaves from 1 bunch green Swiss chard, stemmed 3 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed 3 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press 3 cups homemade or no-salt-added chicken broth 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill fronds (may substitute heaping 1 tablespoon dried dill) 5 cups water 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup lime juice or lemon juice, or to taste 1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt STEPS Place the rice in a mixing bowl. Cover with an inch or two of water; soak for several hours or up to overnight. Drain, discarding the water. Transfer the rice to a food processor; pulse for 5 to 10 seconds or until most of the grains have been cut in half. Transfer to a bowl. Working in batches as needed, add the chard leaves to the food processor and puree to the consistency of pesto. Heat the oil in a skillet or medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chard puree and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often, until most of the moisture has evaporated and the oil turns a deep green. Add oil if the chard puree sticks to the pan. Push the chard to one side; add the garlic to
INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon kosher for Passover powdered beef or chicken bouillon 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons sweet or hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup) 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared white horseradish 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 2 racks of lamb, frenched (about 2 pounds total) STEPS Combine the oil, lemon juice, powdered bouillon, pepper, ginger, paprika, cinnamon, onion, garlic, horseradish (to taste) and brown sugar in a bowl; mix well. Use as much of the mixture as possible to coat the racks of lamb (meat and fat). Cover or place in a zip-top bag to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the lamb racks fat side down in a large cast-iron skillet or small roasting pan. Roast for 15 minutes, then begin to check the internal temperature of the meat by inserting an instant-read thermometer (away from the bone), which should register between 125 and 140 degrees; roast further to taste (up to 25 minutes, depending on your preferred degree of doneness). Let the lamb rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Renowned writer touring with movie The Last Unicorn Renowned science-fiction writer Peter S. Beagle will conduct a question-and-answer session for Central Alberta fans on April 26 at Galaxy Cinemas. Beagle, who is touring with his movie The Last Unicorn, will be at Galaxy Cinema at 4 p.m. He will also be signing copies of his books. It’s an opportunity for local sci-fi book and movie fans to interact with the famous author, who has won multiple awards, including the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. For more information, visit lastunicorntour.com.
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Gene Drubetskoy, of Reisterstown, Md., won the casting call to play poker with professional poker players at Maryland Live Casino on March 24 in Hanover, Md. They were filming ‘Poker Night in America,’ a TV show that premiers in April.
Amateur tests skills against pros at Poker Night in America none more notable than the one Greg Merson won in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event, the most significant tournament in the poker world. “It’s my dream to have an opportunity to play with these guys and sit with the best,” Drubetskoy said. “I mean, it’s like if you play a sport, you always wonder if you are good enough to be one of the best and play with the pros.” He didn’t want to become one of them, he added. “My father always said, ‘You need to earn money, not win money.’ “ Drubetskoy simply wanted to measure his skills against the pros and see what would happen when he tangled with the likes of Matt Glantz, Gavin Smith and Merson, who grew up in Columbia, Md., a few minutes from Maryland Live Casino. The game began. Drubetskoy folded more hands than he played. He avoided major confrontations with the other players. He was winning mediumsized pots — enough to add about $4,000 to his starting stack — but wasn’t particularly aggressive. “You can definitely tell he’s played quite a bit of poker and knows what he’s doing,” Merson said of Drubetskoy during a break. “There are certain spots where he’s playing too weak, but playing in a bigger game, that’s not the worst thing. He doesn’t want to put himself in a tough decision for a lot of money.” Tom Schneider noticed. The four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner from Arizona had been studying the unknown amateur since they arrived. “I pick up clues immediately,” Schneider said. “If you come in, like Gene did, and all your bills are 20s, it means you don’t have casino chips and you don’t have 100s. It means you went to the bank and money is probably more important to you. You’ll be a little tighter with it than somebody who comes in with $20,000 in $5,000 casino chips, which means they’re probably a gambler in the pit and money won’t mean as much to them.” J. Freedom du Lac writes for The Washington Post.
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In the moments before the first hand was dealt, before one amateur and seven pros sat down to play in a made-for-TV poker game, Gene Drubetskoy plopped an enormous brick of cash onto the Poker Night in America table and shrugged. “Sorry, that’s all they had at the bank,” Drubetskoy said as a Maryland Live Casino employee studied the bundle of $20 bills — 500 of them in all, banded and stacked and withdrawn by Drubetskoy on the way to the biggest game he’d ever played. The 33-year-old Reisterstown, Md., mortgage consultant exchanged the cash for $10,000 worth of casino chips and exhaled; he was ready for his highstakes close-up. Drubetskoy had responded to an open casting call for Poker Night in America, a new show that’s bringing cash-game poker back to U.S. television. (Non-tournament poker disappeared from the dial after the Department of Justice squashed Internet poker on April 15, 2011, and the sector’s marketing money dried up.) Producers of the series, who are negotiating a national distribution deal, invited professional players to come in from all over North America for the games at Maryland Live, then added local amateurs to the lineup to provide another potential story line. “We bring the stars, but we want to make new stars, too,” said Nolan Dalla, the show’s creative director. “This is a dream, to play among the best and be seen on television. We’re serious about giving new talent a chance.” Drubetskoy was one of three local amateurs picked to play in the first session on the first of two days of filming in the casino at the Arundel Mills mall in late March. So early one recent afternoon, Drubetskoy was under the TV lights in a game with stakes well beyond anything he’d ever played: $25 and $50, with a minimum $5,000 buy-in. “It’s like just another day at the office,” joked RED DEER LEGION Drubetskoy, who plays Presents recreationally at the STAN FOSTER’S S S Maryland Live poker room several times each week, usually at the $2-$5 and $5-$10 no-limit hold FRIDAY, Y,, A APRIL P 25 ‘em tables. “There isn’t much difEXCITING TRIB T TRIBUTES R TO: ference; it’s just poker.” RAY CHARLES SIR ELTON JOHN Of course, there was FRANK SINATRA NEIL DIAMOND $68,500 in play as the cameras started rolling ROD STEWART JOHNNY CASH at Rams Head Center BILLY JOEL Stage, which was transformed into a single-taDoors Open 6 pm, Dance at 8 pm ble poker room for the shoot late last month. Members $10, Non Members $15 And Drubetskoy was sitting with seven pros with nine World Series of Poker championship bracelets among them — 2810Bremner Ave. Phone 403-342-0035
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The Clearwater County Taxpayers’ Association is hosting guest speaker Matt Martinson, the agricultural services manager for Clearwater County, on April 22 at 7 p.m., to discuss the county’s roadside spraying, weed control and brushing programs. Information will also be presented on potential clubroot problems and how the county is monitoring this, particularly in canola crops. This talk is in conjunction with Earth Day at the Leslieville Elks Hall. New members are always welcome to the monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month. This month is the exception with the meeting occurring on a Tuesday. For more information, call Marianne at 403-729-2493.
BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF As the old joke has it, if it’s not winter, it’s construction season. The City of Red Deer rolled out details on its latest road plans on Monday morning, including three major projects worth more than $65 million. The construction will mean some intersections will be closed completely for two to five months. Some routes will have lane closures. Elaine Vincent, the city’s director of development services, said traffic delays will be inevitable at times and asks that the public be patient. “We know it won’t be easy but it will be
worth it,” said Vincent. To help drivers get around, the city is launching a route planning site on its website. Drivers will be able to plug in their location and destination and the best route will be shown. It will be up and running in about two weeks at www.reddeer.ca/constructionseason. Heading the list of major projects is the $36-million 67th Street and 30th Avenue Extension Project. It involves extending 30th Avenue by two km, 67th Street by one km, and the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of the two roads. The project is cost-shared with the federal and provincial governments. Construction will begin next month and
will be finished early in the summer of 2015, assuming the weather co-operates. Partial road closures will take place. Taking out the curve has long been in city plans, and building a roundabout is considered safer and more efficient than a standard intersection. A $20-million, two-year project will also get underway this season to improve Taylor Drive and its intersection at 49th Street, including much-improved pedestrian access. Drivers be warned: sections of Taylor Drive and the busy intersection near Real Canadian Superstore and the access at 48th Street will be closed from mid-May to lateOctober.
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Police issue warning about predators WOMEN APPROACHED OUTSIDE BARS
RED DEER LIBRARY MARKING 100TH BIRTHDAY Red Deer public library will mark its 100th birthday with activities at both its downtown and Dawe branch libraries on April 23. Free library cards will be available to Red Deer residents. A presentation by historian Michael Dawe, poetry by Red Deer sports poet Frank Pavlick, prizes and birthday cake are all part of the fun. The activities start at 10 a.m. at the downtown branch and 1 p.m. at the Dawe branch. For more details about library events, check www.rdpl.org/. The downtown branch is located at 4813 49th St. The Dawe branch is located at 56 Holt St.
PARKINSON AWARENESS EDUCATION DAY April is Parkinson Awareness Month and Parkinson Alberta is hosting an education day in Red Deer. The event will feature various guest speakers and draw attention to the disease that affects thousands in the province. Parkinson disease is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder. Support those affected by it and hear more from a neurologist, psychologist, adapted physical education specialist and the CEO of Parkinson Alberta from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Davenport Church at 68 Donlevy Ave. There is a $10 registration fee, which includes lunch. For more information, visit parkinsonalberta.ca or call 403-243-9901.
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City of Red Deer parks foreman one Joe Pelzlooks at some of the damaged cotoneaster hedge caused by an infestation of mice over the winter at City Hall Park.
Signs of extensive damage by mice revealed as snow melts GROUND NOT FROZEN WHEN THE FIRST SNOW FELL, CREATING CONDITIONS FOR MICE TO ROAM AT WILL BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF Who knows what terrors lurk beneath the melting snow? The signs of extensive damage from mice have started to appear, says the City of Red Deer’s head gardener. Joe Pelz said on Monday that there must have been thousands of mice running around under the snow at City Hall Park, based on tell-tale signs including tube-like structures of grass and dirt left from the tunnels they made. The grass will recover from the damage and perennials like delphiniums will not have been harmed, said Pelz. But only time will tell how many lily and tulip bulbs the winter marauders gobbled up or how many rose bushes and trees will die because they were girdled by tiny rodents munching around their bases. Pelz said he has never seen as much evidence of mice damage as was revealed when the snow started melting away from city lawns and flower beds. Mice were able to get a good hold this winter, because the ground was not frozen when the first snow fell, he said. The ground then stayed warm under a heavy covering of snow, creating excellent conditions for mice to roam at will, undetected, despite days of extreme cold. Given the massive number of mice that must have been around through the winter, Pelz said he has no idea where they have all gone, now
that their protection is melting away. Throughout Central Alberta, those bulbs and perennials that did escape the damage will be off to a good start, although some may be a bit yellow from the lack of sunlight, said horticulturist Linda Tomlinson, gardening columnist for the Red Deer Advocate. The yellow will give way to green as beds are bared and people should not be in a hurry to clear the quilt of snow that may still cover parts of their lawns and gardens, said Tomlinson. Because of the deep cover over winter, bulbs and perennials will still be very healthy below ground, she said. The insulation provided over winter will have provided excellent protection from winter kill, while the melting snow will give a good shot of moisture for new growth this spring. If gardeners absolutely must get out and do something, now would be a good time to wash evergreens down and give them a good watering to help protect them from the sunlight they are now getting, said Tomlinson. Cameron Kusiek, course and greens superintendent for River Bend Golf and Recreation Area, said he and his crew are busy clearing snow from greens and fairways to get ready to open their 2014 season. When that day actually comes will depend on the weather, said Kusiek. He does not anticipate that the golf course will be any later than normal, but is fairly certain that it won’t be an early start. Notices will go out as soon as he is able to set a date. firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Deer police are warning people to be cautious of predators when leaving bars. Last Friday, RCMP say a man posing as a cab driver assaulted a woman. And on Sunday night, another woman was persuaded into a stranger’s vehicle. Police do not believe the two incidents are related. At about 2:40 a.m. on Friday, a woman got into what she believed to be a taxi waiting outside a bar with legitimate taxis. Police say the driver led the victim to believe he was operating a taxi, but then proceeded to drive in a direction other than the address given to him and requested sex. When the victim attempted to jump out of the vehicle, the suspect restrained her. She successfully evaded him. The suspect is described as about 30 years old, dark complexion, clean shaven, shorter black hair, wearing a dark-coloured shirt with a collar. He spoke with an accent, possibly East Indian. The vehicle was described as a green van, similar in appearance to some local taxi vans, but with no business name. It was last seen travelling toward downtown Red Deer. In the other incident, a woman leaving a bar was offered a ride by a man who gained her trust by telling her they had mutual friends and were going to the same destination. Once she was inside the vehicle, he refused to let her out and became aggressive. She jumped from the vehicle when it was stopped at a red light and escaped without injury. The man is described as Caucasian, about 55 to 60 years old, about 1.8 metres tall (six feet), with a medium build, short grey and white hair, no glasses or piercings, and a wrinkled face. His vehicle is described as a newer white Ford F350 truck. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-406-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
In wealthy Alberta, poverty remains high FIRST POVERTY SIMULATION TO BE HELD IN RED DEER BY INONGE CHIMWASO ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta’s wealth is among the highest in Canada, yet the rate of poverty is still alarmingly high. More than 91,000 people in the province are impoverished, and 11,500 of those people live in Central Alberta. In order to give Red Deerians a perspective of what it’s like to live in poverty, the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance and United Way will host the first Poverty Simulation in Red Deer on May 14. “People will get to experience the day to day trials and tribulation of getting to make ends meet,” said Lori Jack, community impact development officer at Central Alberta United Way.
For three hours, 85 participants will experience a month of living in poverty. Participants will be divided into diverse family groups, including individual, twoparent and single-parent households. Each family member will be assigned a profile that describes their background and financial situation. Volunteers will also be on site to play the role of individuals in the service industry that people living in poverty might encounter. Throughout the course of the event, participants will experience different challenges and obstacles that low-income families experience in their daily lives. This includes not being able to meet basic needs such as food, shelter or clothing. While Jack said people will simply be role playing, the scenarios being played out
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aren’t far-fetched. “It’s a reflective of people living in Alberta,” she said. According to Jack, poverty affects more than just the adults. Out of the 91,000 impoverished Albertans, 11.3 per cent are children. And of these 10,283 children, half are under the age of six. Jack said children living in poverty often live in stressful environments. They are deprived of chances that are crucial for brain development, and also miss out on social activities in the early stages of life because of financial difficulties in the family. Poverty is a vicious cycle that many have difficulty coming out of, said Jack, attributing the struggle to “income inequality.”
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B2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, April 15, 2014
BRIEFS Ice jam forces closure of river crossing A large ice jam forced the Hwy 587 crossing of the Little Red Deer River down to one lane on Friday. By Saturday, the jam had cleared, but not before causing some overland flooding of a rural subdivision west of Bowden
called Silver Lagoon. Range Road 24 south of Hwy 587 is still closed because of a washout as the Little Red Deer River is running high. Localized flooding was reported in the area on Friday by an Alberta Emergency Alert.
Woman in custody taken to hospital A woman taken into custody by RCMP in Maskwacis on Friday is in the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency while in a holding cell.
Police took a 42-year-old woman into custody after a public disturbance complaint. EMS examined the woman and found her fit to remain in custody, police stated in a news release. During a routine custody check during the night, the woman was found in an unresponsive state. RCMP members conducted CPR, which was continued by EMS. She was revived and taken to an Edmonton hospital where she remained as of late Monday afternoon. RCMP said no further details on her condition could be provided.
Oil lease fire halted by firefighters Central Alberta firefighters contained a oil pump house fire from spreading to two propane tanks and preventing a potentially disastrous situation. Innisfail firefighters were called to the scene of an oil lease site west of the town on Hwy 54 just before 9 a.m. on Monday morning. They found a pump house fully involved in flames. Innisfail fire chief Dan Ross said two trucks from the Red Deer County fire department and one from Sylvan Lake were called to the scene as mutual aid. Two large propane tanks were the main concern for firefighters as they tried to keep them cool as the battled the blaze. “They heat up enough, they can explode,” said Ross. “That was our main priority,
Hydrocarbon cleanup continues at Dodds Lake BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFFº Crews in Innisfail have been hard at work since Friday cleaning up a spill of hydrocarbons that was discovered flowing into Dodds Lake. The still frozen-over lake became the scene of a cleanup operation after a black slick stretching about 15 metres was discovered coming from a drainage culvert and running towards the lake. Sarah Jackson, Alberta Environment and Sus— CRAIG TEAL, tainable Resource DeINNISFAIL DIRECTOR velopment spokesperson, OF PLANNING AND said a 2,000-litre holding OPERATIONAL SERVICES tank was damaged and its contents spilled in. Jackson did not say how much hydrocabons spilled, nor would she identify where it came from. Alberta ERSD investigators were on scene Friday morning checking it out. But the spill was smaller in nature, and the remediation and cleanup is left to the town and company responsible for the spill. “We’re in the process of cleaning it up and dealing with Alberta Environment to mitigate it,” said Craig Teal, Innisfail director of planning and operational services. Cleanup efforts began by about 9:30 a.m. on Friday with the Innisfail Fire Department containing the spill. After that, absorbent towels were used to soak up the hydrocarbons. “On Monday, we were still doing some cleanup and I would imagine that is going to continue for the next couple of days,” said Teal. “What’s unknown for us is how long the monitoring program may be.” They are working with consultants to develop a monitoring plan. Teal said the spill has taken up a fair amount of the town’s resources in terms of staff time and out-of-hand expenses. Dodds Lake is not a potable water source. Innisfail is on a municipal water line and gets its water from the Red Deer River. Dodds Lake is set aside for active use in Innisfail, primarily for boating, waterskiing and tubing. However, swimming is not encouraged by the town. Residents around the area are asked to stay clear of the streams leading into Dodds Lake while crews go about cleaning up the spill, and to make sure children and pets don’t go near the drainage course or the channel leading into the lake. Environment Canada was also involved in the investigation. firstname.lastname@example.org
‘WE’RE IN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING IT UP.’
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Firefighters from several different departments responded to a pumphouse fire off Hwy 54 near Range Road 13 Monday morning. keeping them cool. “One was venting like it is supposed to do when the pressure gets too high inside. We wanted to keep it cool and keep it venting.” No one was injured and nei-
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POVERTY: Event designed to create awareness “Wages go up in some industries, yet others don’t follow suit,” she said. The event is designed to create awareness and an understanding of those living in poverty in Central Alberta. As more people become empathetic to the issue, it is hoped that will aid in finding more solutions to reducing the stresses for low-income families. “We want to help more people get involved in these efforts and make Central Alberta a vibrant community for all,” said Jack. To register for Poverty Simulation, visit caunitedway.ca. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon on May 14
ther of the propane tanks were damaged. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and the amount of damage done has not yet been determined.
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ROADS: Disruption Temporary single-lane north and south roads will be laid out, but traffic will be slow through the area. The second year of the project will focus on realigning 48th Street (Alexander Way) to create an intersection with a pedestrian crossing connecting the downtown to the Riverlands. Another two-year project is slated for 55th Street. Sixty-year-old water and sewer lines will be replaced, the road slightly widened and new paths and sidewalks built as part of a $9.4-million project. At the start of July, 55th Street will be closed from 50th to 48th Avenue and from 42A to 46th Avenue for two months. The intersection at 55th street and 49th Avenue will remain open. While construction is underway, only local traffic will be allowed to use 49A Avenue. email@example.com
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Home on Thursday, February member mem mb m b of the St Stephen’s brother, Derek VanSteinburg, to be a very good father. If desired, Memorial Donations 20, 2014 between the hours ve aunt and uncle, Pam and Henry loved his connection in Nick’s honor may be made of 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. A decades, as organist and Roger Hellevang, uncle and to the farm and the land deccca d a directly to the Red Deer Funeral Service will be held committee member. Frankie aunt, Stacy and Lenore Nephin, that he farmed. He enjoyed com m Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, at Parkland Funeral Home is predeceased by her uncle and aunt, Guy Nephin sports, and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6. his bright red husband, Gordon Albers, and and Crystal Hanson, cousin, Corvette cars and a good A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Condolences may be will be dearly missed by her Nicholas Nephin, aunt, Gail poker tournament now and Deer on Thursday, February sent or viewed at ve surviving children and Skage, grandparents, Lennox then. Henry was predeceased www.parklandfuneralhome.com 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon. spouses, Bill and Peg Sutton, and Joyce Nephin and by his father, Jack in 1985; Interment will follow at the Service and Interment Ro (Rose Marie) Caine, Wes grandparents, Ken and Peggy his wife, Diana and his stepAlto-Reste Cemetery, Red Arrangements in care of and Jeanette Albers, Warren Pritchard. Being such a kind daughter, Bridget Galay in Deer, Alberta. 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Making the case against the use of marijuana Question: What’s wrong with marijuana? Personally, I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be legalized. Jim: Your viewpoint is gaining support, as evidenced by voter approval legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Public opinion aside, my concerns are rooted in the well-documented facts of what pot does to the person who uses it. These are just a few that have been highlighted by our Physicians Resource Council. First, marijuana smoke is more irritating to the upper respiratory tract and contains 50 to 70 percent more cancerprovoking hydrocarbons than tobacco. JIM Combine this with potDALY smokers’ tendency to inhale deeply and hold their breath while smoking, and it’s easy to see why long-term marijuana users are at a high risk for chronic lung disease and for cancer of the upper respiratory tract and lungs. Its impact on motor skills and intellectual functions is also detrimental. Frequent use can impair concentration, learning, memory and judgment — conditions that can linger long after immediate effects of the drug have worn off. Long-term marijuana users are also known for developing a marked lack of motivation. Their personal goals and self-discipline literally go up in smoke. Other research has linked marijuana use with poor overall job performance. Another concern is its addictive properties, which impair an individual’s ability to make deep and meaningful attachments with people. This promotes isolation, which feeds the need to smoke pot, which strains more relationships, which causes increased conflict in marriage or with coworkers and friends. Finally, pot can become a gateway drug for the user, creating pathways in the brain that invite experimentation with harder street drugs or prescription medications.
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Studies have shown that 90 percent of those currently using hard addictive drugs like heroin started with marijuana. Given these facts and the damage that pot has done to people I love, there’s simply no way I can support its legalization for recreational use. Question: My husband refuses to trash old, ragged shirts. He wears them around the house and I can’t stand it. So I “help” him out by making them quietly disappear. He usually doesn’t notice, but recently he busted me and went looking for a particular faded relic that I’d just turned into a dust rag. Now I’m in the doghouse. Do you think what I did was really that bad? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: I’ve laughed with lots of couples whose wives have been baffled by their husbands’ inability to part with weathered wearables. It’s a mystery to them that defies reason. So you can take comfort in knowing that you’re in the company of some good women, including Mrs. Smalley. That said, while the phenomenon is humorous, and the result of your actions non-catastrophic (I assume your husband’s not walking around topless), there’s a sense in which a foundational building block of your marriage — respect — may need some repair. And that may be true for both of you. For your husband’s part, he may have some legitimate reasons for wanting to keep and wear these shirts (and as a guy, I’ll vouch that there are some). Regardless of your assessment, it’s his stuff and his feelings, and you need to respect that. On your end, you probably have valid reasons for being bothered by his wearing these shirts. This is a great opportunity for listening to and learning about each other. The place to start is talking about it, and this incident provides a natural springboard. My recommendation: Begin the conversation with a heartfelt apology and a desire to hear his perspective, and you should be on your way to a reasonable compromise and a new understanding of each other. Catch up with Jim Daly at www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.facebook.com/DalyFocus.
When you feel hope slipping, reflect on the good things “Hope is the dream of a waking man.” — Aristotle, ancient Athenian philosopher
our capability. If sickness or a disability has ravaged us, we may no longer be capable of caring for ourselves. A loss of independence or feeling like we are a burden to oth“It’s hard to remain hopeful,” ers can create a profound state of he said, “as you grow older.” hopelessness. I thought about the statement The loss of a loved one can fill and wondered if it could be true. us with despair and overwhelm us “When you’re young, life is with sadness. filled with endless possibilities.” The resulting heartbreak can I was chatting with also be hope-breaking, an older friend who convincing us that admitted to feeling his we’ll never be happy or sense of hope and poswhole again. sibility dwindling while The challenge beanxiety and hopelesscomes how (at whatness increased as the ever age) to keep hope years advanced. afloat. He described his life We all face difficult as a wide open road times when purpose that had — over time and meaning become — narrowed to a tiny elusive. path. How we interpret I thought about my those times will have own narrowing path. a tremendous effect About all the things on our self-esteem and I still wanted to do, how hopeful we beMURRAY the dreams I thought come or remain. FUHRER I would have accomWhen I begin to feel plished by this point hope slipping, I try to and the things I might reflect on my strengths never accomplish. and my accomplishAdmittedly, it was a ments. tad unsettling for me as the genNot in a “glory days” kind of tleman in question was only 15 or way — wishing and longing for the so years older than me. past — but in a tangible way that Perhaps there is no life quality shows me that my life has made a more important than hope. difference. I am a great advocate The American civil rights of journalling. leader Martin Luther King Jr. I have been capturing my chalonce declared, “If you lose hope, lenges and triumphs for many somehow you lose the vitality that years now. keeps life moving forward. You I will often pull an old jourlost that courage to be, that qual- nal off the shelf and turned to a ity that helps you go on in spite of page or section that chronicles it all. And so today, I still have a a major achievement or breakdream.” through. Recently I read of a study This tactic also serves to reon self-esteem and aging in the mind me of actions I’ve taken in Journal of Personality & Social the past when I faced desperate Psychology, published by the and hopeless times. It is a remindAmerican Psychological Asso- er of my wisdom and resourcefulciation. ness. The study concluded that To remain hopeful, I will often self-esteem was lowest among make plans to do something excityoung adults but steadily in- ing, even if it’s weeks or months c r e a s e d t h r o u g h a d u l t h o o d , away. peaking at age 60 where after it Hope is a form of future-pacing, began to decline. It was a star- meaning it places us mentally in a tling statistic. future time and place where our If our self-esteem declines at goals can be realized and happiage 60 than so it seems must hope, ness is possible. a vital component of healthy selfWhen I am filled with hope, we esteem. have little room for despair — I Of course, there are reasons we am lifted out of depression and might lose hope as the years ad- my outlook improves. vance. It’s a lot easier to feel hopeAs we grow older, we may feel ful when you’re feeling healthy. that our biggest contributions to Admittedly, illness is sometimes this world have passed: raising unavoidable but I think we must our children, advancing our ca- do what we can (at every age) to reers. nurture our bodies by eating well, We may feel that we’re not as getting adequate sleep, regular needed or important as before. exercise and of course, managing As the years mount, our dreams our stress level. may seem unattainable or beyond Equally important as nurturing
the body is nurturing the heart through spiritual practices. For me, I read empowering books, spend time with inspiring friends and make time regularly to meditate and reflect. You may prefer more traditional spiritual endeavours like going to church. Nurture hopefulness through the act of forgiving others and forgiving yourself. Set aside past differences, release the burden of unfulfilled expectations and self-condemnation. Avoid comparing yourself to others. It’s human nature to draw comparisons but it can prove damaging to your self-esteem. There will always be those who are wealthier, healthier or more attractive but remember, just as likely, there are people out there who wish they could be you. One of my greatest challenges to remaining hopeful has been managing change. A lack of adaptability can lead to stress, fear and hopelessness. Change is inevitable as we grow older. Change may be unavoidable but our feelings, actions and behaviour are controllable. When we lose hope, our world becomes smaller and possibilities diminish. Our self-talk becomes pessimistic, our outlook bleak and self-esteem plummets. If left to dwell in a state of hopelessness, we begin to wither and die. Even when deep in the throes of depression and fear, hope provides a glimmer of light — the tiny but undeniable possibility of better days to come. “The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveller than the road built in despair,” wrote American author, Marion Zimmer Bradley. “Even though they both lead to the same destination.” Remaining hopeful — at any age — requires courage. Courage to use the wisdom acquired through a life of living purposefully and moving through adversity. Hopefulness is the life quality that has the greatest potential to bring happiness. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem. ca.
Kids love outings The sun is finally shining, the birds are chirping their spring time melody and everyone is itching to get outside to enjoy the wonderful weather. Especially the little ones in our lives. The energy in the Brown household buzzes with anticipation as we prepare ourselves for the first bike ride of the year. I have invited my good friend Janelle and her 9 month old daughter, as well as my sister-in-law Ashley and her little man who is a ripe 4 months old to join us on our outing. As Lars and Sophie suit up in their helmets and rubber boots the fleeting thought of whether or not I should put wet pants on them crosses my mind. Nah, I think, they’ll be on their bikes, how wet could they possibly get? LINDSAY We are out of the house fast BROWN and with little to no hitches, which makes me assume it is ME PLUS THREE a sign of good things to come on our journey. But, we all know what happens when one assumes such things. Our convoy is one of grandeur as my three- and five-year-olds front the procession in their low to the ground plastic tricycles, to which I follow behind and Ashley and Janelle head up the rear with their matching strollers. We look good. We start out on a wide path which proves to be easy riding. Our destination is a small restaurant located in the downtown core Sylvan Lake. Which means we will have to traverse through side streets and over the dreaded crosswalk. But, I think, we are mothers we will prevail. So there we are having a glorious time under the beaming sun when I realize how far ahead of our group Lars is. He is approaching a side street intersection. He doesn’t seem to be slowing down to stop as I have taught him to do over and over and over again. “Lars.” I yip at the child who is now pile driving strait towards a crossing of doom. He does not hear me over the one inch thick padding that covers his ears from the helmet he wears. “RUN!” Janelle screams at me which brings me out of my petrified stupor. So I do run, I run hard all the while screaming at the top of my lungs, “STOP LARS, STOP!!!” My strident bellowing resembles that of a banshee, I am waving my arms in the air which is useless as he faces the opposite way. He is now on the road. And he definitely did not look both ways before entering onto it. The sound of hard plastic wheels on pebbled road thunders down the street. Finally a woman walking out from a nearby store must hear my screams of agony as she merely walks out in front of the boy and stops the bike herself. She points towards me — the crazy woman that is still howling from a few yards behind. She gives me this look that silently shrieks, ‘worst mother in the world! Put on a leash on that kid for God sakes!’ I give a wave of thanks and she carries on her way. After a great deal of chastising and some ground rules laid down we continue on. This time Lars is only allowed to go ahead to the predetermined landmarks I set out for him. We make it to the burger house without much of a hassle, aside from my good friends making fun of the show I put on for them moments before. We attract a good amount of attention from the passerby’s of our picnic bench as all of our children are ridiculously adorable. And I think it is safe to say we all revel in the attention of our pride and joys. The jaunt home is just as eventful as the journey there as my two darling children decide that riding through the foot deep puddles at light speed will be a glorious idea. By the time we finally get home, they are both soaked clean to the bone with dirty winter run off puddle water. They bask in their achievement. As we unpack I look towards the two babes that sleep peacefully in their strollers, not causing their Mama’s one ounce of issue during the trip. I then glance towards mine who are now wrestling in the front yard soaking wet with mud caked faces. And I realize I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time. Because as they say, ‘it’s not the destination, it’s the journey that counts’ and with a three and five year old, one is always in for a wild ride. Lindsay Brown is a Sylvan Lake mother of two and freelance columnist.
Pro sports leagues becoming more agreeable to paternity leave BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no such thing as paternity leave. “They didn’t give you any time off when I was playing,” the Hall of Fame slugger said, recalling that he got the news about noon before going to the ballpark. “We played that night. We got a day off in Chicago the next day and I flew home on my own.” These days, more pro athletes are taking time off to be with their families in the delivery room. Yet Major League Baseball remains the only one of the four major professional leagues in North America to have a standardized paternity leave policy. The NFL, NBA and NHL leave the matter up to individual players and their teams. “There is stress on both sides,” said Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, who watched shortstop Jimmy Rollins miss a game against Texas this season to fly home to be there for the birth of his second child. “Job stress and stress from the family side. So I think this being in place takes care of that, just makes it’s a done deal for the player, and the team deals with it. It takes the pressure off the player.” Baseball’s general managers and the players’ union recognized this trend a few years ago. At the GM meetings in 2011, a rule was drafted to allow a team to place a player on the paternity leave list for three days and call up a replacement from the minor leagues.
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LUANN April 15 1984 — A fleet of tall ships leaves StMalo, France, on a race to Canada to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s discovery of Quebec. 1981 — Saskatchewan provincial court rules that Rev. André Mercure does not have right to a French trial on a speeding charge. The judgment severely limits use
of French in Saskatchewan and Alberta courts. 1976 — Ottawa awards to Dome Petroleum Ltd. of Calgary a permit to drill the first offshore wells from artificial islands in the shallow Beaufort Sea. 1923 — Insulin becomes available for general use. It was discovered in 1922 by Banting and Best at the University of Toronto. 1920 — Royal Canadian Mint releases new Canadian small cent coin.
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Flames did not make the playoffs for a fifth straight year. The difference between this spring and the previous four is the Flames did not underachieve this time around. When since-deposed general manager Jay Feaster brought himself to say the word “rebuild” last summer, it confirmed following the departure of Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff and Jay Bouwmeester that the Flames were going to be a lunchbucket squad until new stars emerged or were acquired. Calgary (35-40-7) finished 27th in the 30-team league this past season and second-last in the Western Conference above only Edmonton. The 77 points was the team’s lowest total since 200203. The Flames went 19-14-1 after brawling with the Canucks in Vancouver on Jan. 18, but they were already in next-year territory after winning just nine games through November and December. The slow start opened the door to audition for the future. A dozen players made their NHL debut with the Flames this season. Calgary has a top-five pick in the NHL draft in June for the first time since 1973 when they were the Atlanta Flames. The Flames have a 10.7 per cent chance of winning the first overall pick in Tuesday’s draft lottery. But in contrast with Oilers to the north — where people tossed jerseys on the ice in disgust — the Flames had more goodwill and patience from their fanbase. Calgary compensated for its lack of talent with tenacity. The Flames were involved in 49 onegoal games this season and went 25-24 in them. “The conclusion of a season that does not include playoff is a failure and we acknowledge that failure, but it was not a lost or wasted season in any sense of the word,” said hockey operations president Brian Burke, who is also interim general manager until he hires a new one. “I think there were a lot of positive developments in this season that I’m proud of. I think we gave (the fans) a product they enjoyed watching.” Bob Hartley squeezed effort out of his group in his first full season behind the bench. The head coach has one year remaining on a three-year contract and Burke says Hartley will coach the team in 2014-15. “Once we get a general manager in place, I’ll encourage that person to address that situation,” Burke said. “It’s not the end of the world when a coach works in the last year of his contract, but it’s not ideal. That will be up to the next GM.” Hartley said prior to Calgary’s home game “our report card still says we failed” but the coach said Monday that it was a “great day.” “We decided late last year that we would get a new face to this organization. We would go with younger players,” Hartley said. “From the inside — I don’t know about the outside because I’m not on the outside — from the inside, I saw commitment, I saw progress. Those guys gave us everything that they had.”
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Calgary Flames’ rookies Johnny Gaudreau, right, and Sean Monahan sign team jerseys in the dressing room as team members show up for season-end activities in Calgary on Monday. Monahan and Gaudreau are two of the young stars that will be looked upon to help the Flames get back into the playoffs sooner than later.
Flames’ Brian Burke says Vancouver’s Tortorella should “keep his mouth shut” CALGARY — Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella “oughta keep his mouth shut.” Burke, also Calgary’s president of hockey operations, countered Tortorella’s post-game comments after Sunday’s game in Vancouver, where the Canucks won the regular-season finale 5-1. Tortorella had objected to the actions of Flames head coach Bob Hartley when Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was hit from behind and driven into the boards by Flames forward Paul Byron late in the second period. Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher after scoring twice in the game, while Byron was slapped with a fiveminute major and a game misconduct. “It’s embarrassing to coach against the guy across from me tonight,” Tortorella said. “Some of the things that went on when Danny was hurt, it’s embarrassing. “I don’t like the way he does business. I don’t like him, and eventually I guess why I am talking about it in this way is because I need to protect my players and a lot of people don’t understand that, so I’ll just leave it at that. Tortorella feuded with Hartley in Vancouver on Jan. 18 when he tried to get into Calgary’s locker-room following a line brawl. Tortorella was suspended for 15 days. Hartley wouldn’t bite Monday when reporters asked Calgary’s head coach about Tortorella’s comments, but Burke weighed in. He called Tortorella a friend before
launching his counter-attack. “Our coach acted completely appropriately last night and Torts oughta keep his mouth shut,” Burke said. “Apparently what outraged him was the cardinal sin of our coach arguing for a penalty while Daniel Sedin was being tended to on the ice. “Paul Byron hit him. We think it’s a hockey play. We don’t think it’s worth five minutes. We don’t think it’s worth further review. Call a five-minute penalty because the player is hurt, that’s fine with us. “Now the player gets attacked, punched repeatedly, no penalty. Where are the minor penalties against our player? Smallest player on the ice besides Johnny Gaudreau gets mugged, nothing. “Bob had the temerity and the audacity to argue with the officials for these penalties while Daniel Sedin was on the ice. No one likes to see a player get hurt. We hear Daniel is fine, which is great news, but that is when Bob has to argue that. “What Bob Hartley did last night was exactly what John Tortorella would have done had it been one of our players lying on the ice and he felt there was an inequity in the penalty calls. “John Tortorella was on my staff for the Olympics in 2010. He’s a good guy. I don’t know what’s going on in his head, but you know what? Shut your mouth and worry about your team. Leave my coach alone.” The players in question seemed ready to make peace. Byron said he texted Sedin on Monday morning to apologize for the hit. “He responded,” Byron said. “I think he appreciated the text and I’m really glad he’s OK.”
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Milwaukee Bucks’ Ramon Sessions (right) is fouled by Toronto Raptors’ Greivis Vasquez during first half NBA action in Toronto on Monday.
Raptors 110 Bucks 100 TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have recorded their best regular-season record in the team’s 19-year history. The playoff-bound Raptors topped their record for franchise wins with victory No. 48 on Monday, a 110-100 defeat of the lowly Milwaukee Bucks — their most recent milestone achieved on a night that started with the unfurling of their Atlantic Division banner. Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, while Kyle Lowry added 24 for the Raptors (48-33). Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Tyler Hansbrough scored 12 points and grabbed 11 boards, while Amir Johnson finished with 10 points. Ramon Sessions scored 21 points to top the Bucks (15-66) in their 14th straight loss on the road. Jeff Adrien added 19 points. Vasquez started in place of all-star DeMar DeRozan, who was given the night off to rest up for the playoffs. The Raptors led from the outset, and were up by as much as 22 points
in the second quarter of their final regular-season game at Air Canada Centre. They took an 8469 advantage into the fourth against a Bucks team that is guaranteed to finish with the worst record in the NBA this season. But the Bucks showed some fight in the fourth, pulling to within seven points on an alley-oop dunk by Adrien with 7:27 to play. That was as close as the Bucks would come as Lowry’s six points were part of a 12-5 Raptors run that put them ahead by 14 with three minutes to play. The Raptors wrap up the regular season Wednesday at New York, and will open the playoffs at home either Saturday or Sunday. Toronto had won 47 games twice before — in 2000-’01 and 2006-’07. It’s been a remarkable turnaround in a season that saw the Raptors stumble out to a 6-12 start. The about-face came after the blockbuster seven-player trade in December that sent Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings for Vasquez, John Salmons and Patrick Patterson. The Raptors went into
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Monday tied with Chicago for the third seed in the Eastern Conference, so a Toronto victory coupled by a Bulls loss to Orlando would have clinched them that third spot. The seeding will come down to the final game now, after Chicago topped Orlando 108-95. Chicago wraps up its season Wednesday versus Charlotte. The Raptors will play either Washington, Brooklyn or Charlotte in the opening round of the playoffs. The Raptors opened the festive night by unfurling their second Atlantic Division banner — clinched last Friday — from the rafters of the ACC. DeRozan addressed the crowd, saying “We want to thank you guys for the support throughout the whole season, and we want you guys to help us unfurl the banner as division champs.” DeRozan counted down “3-2-1,” as the banner dropped to fireworks and cheers from the crowd. Toronto had only won the division title once before — in 2006-07, which was also the last time they made the playoffs, losing in the first round to New Jersey. Raptors coach Dwane
Casey feared the banner celebration might work in the Bucks’ favour. “I think it’s great for the fans,” Casey said. “(But) if you have anything in your trunks, you’re probably going to get upset and come out swinging if you see the other team hanging a banner on you.” Casey needn’t have worried. The Raptors sprinted out of the gate, assembling an 11-point lead with three minutes to go in the first quarter on a three by Vasquez. They led 32-19 heading into the second. The Raptors continued to pull away in the second, a Nando De Colo three-pointer giving the home team a 22-point lead about seven minutes before halftime. But the Bucks closed the quarter with a 15-6 run and Toronto led 59-46 at the break. The Raptors went back up by 20 late in the third quarter on a three by Lowry, and led 84-69 with a quarter left to play. The Raptors will host a “Party in the Square” in Maple Leaf Square for playoff games like the Toronto Maple Leafs did for their playoff series last season against Boston.
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SCOREBOARD Hockey 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82
51 46 45 46 42 43 39 38 35 37 38 36 34 29 21
24 27 31 28 30 32 28 30 29 31 36 35 37 45 51
7 109 249 207 9 101 240 215 6 96 218 193 8 100 215 204 10 94 236 235 7 93 231 216 15 93 222 230 14 90 235 240 18 88 197 208 14 88 236 265 8 84 231 256 11 83 207 230 11 79 225 267 8 66 196 268 10 52 157 248
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Anaheim 82 54 20 8 116 266 209 y-Colorado 82 52 22 8 112 250 220 x-St. Louis 82 52 23 7 111 248 191 x-San Jose 82 51 22 9 111 249 200 x-Chicago 82 46 21 15 107 267 220 x-Los Angeles 82 46 28 8 100 206 174 x-Minnesota 82 43 27 12 98 207 206 x-Dallas 82 40 31 11 91 235 228 Phoenix 82 37 30 15 89 216 231 Nashville 82 38 32 12 88 216 242 Winnipeg 82 37 35 10 84 227 237 Vancouver 82 36 35 11 83 196 223 Calgary 82 35 40 7 77 209 241 Edmonton 82 29 44 9 67 203 270 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; zclinched conference
WESTERN CONFERENCE Kelowna (1) vs. Seattle (5) (Kelowna wins series 4-0) Portland (2) vs. Victoria (3) (Portland wins series 4-1) THIRD ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) WESTERN CONFERENCE Kelowna (1) vs. Portland (2) Friday, April 18 Portland at Kelowna, 8:35 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Kelowna at Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Kelowna at Portland, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Sunday, April 27 x-Kelowna at Portland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 x-Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. x — if necessary.
Sunday’s Games Carolina 6, Philadelphia 5, SO Tampa Bay 1, Washington 0, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Buffalo 3, SO Ottawa 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Detroit 3, St. Louis 0 New Jersey 3, Boston 2 Nashville 7, Minnesota 3 Anaheim 3, Colorado 2, OT Vancouver 5, Calgary 1 Phoenix 2, Dallas 1
National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA 82 54 19 9 117 261 177
NHL PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston vs Detroit Friday, April 18 Detroit at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Boston at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Boston at Detroit, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 x-Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.
Ny Rangers vs Philadelphia Thursday, April 17 Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27 x-Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 10 a.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS Colorado vs Minnesota Thursday, April 17 Minnesota at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Minnesota at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Colorado at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Colorado at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Baseball New York Toronto Tampa Bay Baltimore Boston
American League East Division W L Pct 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 7 7 .500 6 7 .462 5 8 .385
Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City
Central Division W L Pct 6 4 .600 7 6 .538 6 6 .500 6 7 .462 4 7 .364
Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Texas Houston
Pct .667 .583 .500 .462 .385
GB — — 1/2 1 2 GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 2 1/2 GB — 1 2 2 1/2 3 1/2
Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-1) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0), 5:08 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 0-0) at Texas (R.Ross 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Peavy 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Houston (Harrell 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Straily 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.
L 3 5 6 8 8
Los Angeles San Francisco Colorado San Diego Arizona
West Division W L 9 4 8 5 6 7 5 7 4 11
Pct .769 .615 .500 .333 .333
GB — 2 3 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2
Pct .692 .615 .462 .417 .267
GB — 1 3 3 1/2 6
Monday’s Games Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 6 Washington 9, Miami 2 Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, susp., rain St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets at Arizona, late Colorado at San Diego, late
Monday’s Games Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 7, Texas 1 Oakland at L.A. Angels, late
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
W 10 8 6 4 4
Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Tampa Bay 4 Philadelphia 4, Miami 3 Atlanta 10, Washington 2 Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Angels 14, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings San Diego 5, Detroit 1 L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6
Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 11, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Texas 1, Houston 0 L.A. Angels 14, N.Y. Mets 2 San Diego 5, Detroit 1 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 2
National League East Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 5 7 .417 5 9 .357
Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Chicago Cincinnati
Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-1), 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-1) at Miami (Koehler 1-1), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 0-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Arizona (Arroyo 1-0), 7:40 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Diego (Erlin 1-0), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 8:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday’s Major League Linescores
GB — 1 3 3 1/2 4 1/2
AMERICAN LEAGUE Tam. Bay 000 001 000 — 1 6 0 Baltimore 132 010 00x — 7 13 0 Archer, Boxberger (6), Lueke (7) and Hanigan, J.Molina; W.Chen, Meek (7), O’Day (9) and Wieters. W—W.Chen 2-1. L—Archer 1-1. Seattle 000 016 000 — 7 12 0 Texas 000 000 100 — 1 7 3 Elias, Medina (7), Farquhar (9) and Zunino; Lewis, Figueroa (6), Noesi (6), Tolleson (9) and Arencibia, Chirinos. W—Elias 1-1. L—Lewis 0-1. HRs—Seattle, Zunino (3).
NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 000 002 034 — 9 9 2 Phila. 010 000 050 — 6 8 2 E.Santana, Thomas (7), Varvaro (7), Avilan (8), D.Carpenter (9) and Gattis; R.Hernandez, Hollands (7), Rosenberg (8), Lu.Garcia (8), Diekman (9) and Ruiz. W—Avilan 3-1. L—Diekman 1-1. Sv—D.Carpenter (1). HRs—Atlanta, Gattis 2 (3), Uggla 2 (2), Simmons (2). Philadelphia, Howard (3), D.Brown (1). Wash. 131 000 400 — 9 16 0 Miami 010 001 000 — 2 8 1 Zimmermann, Treinen (8) and Leon; Hand, Slowey (4), Caminero (7), Cishek (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Zimmermann 1-0. L—Hand 0-1. HRs—Washington, T.Moore (1), Leon (1). Miami, G.Jones (2). Pittsburgh 120 022 — 7 10 0 Cincinnati 200 221 — 7 7 0 (6 innings) W.Rodriguez, Morris (6) and R.Martin; Bailey, Hoover (6) and Mesoraco. HRs—Pittsburgh, N.Walker 2 (4), G.Sanchez 2 (2), Marte (1), Snider (3). Cincinnati, Frazier (3), Ludwick (2), Votto (3), Mesoraco (3). St. Louis 010 003 000 — 4 11 1 Milwaukee 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Lynn, C.Martinez (8) and T.Cruz; Garza, Duke (8), Wooten (8), Wang (9) and Lucroy. W—Lynn 3-0. L—Garza 0-2. HRs—St. Louis, Jh.Peralta (3), Jay (1). NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—Utley, Philadelphia, .489; Blackmon, Colorado, .488; Pagan, San Francisco, .412; Freeman, Atlanta, .404; DGordon, Los Angeles, .400; Bonifacio, Chicago, .392; Adams, St. Louis, .360. RUNS—Freeman, Atlanta, 12; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 11; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 11; LaRoche, Washington, 11; GParra, Arizona, 11; HRamirez, Los Angeles, 11; JUpton, Atlanta, 11. RBI—Trumbo, Arizona, 18; Stanton, Miami, 16; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 14; CGonzalez, Colorado, 13; Rendon, Washington, 12; McGehee, Miami, 11; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 11. HITS—Utley, Philadelphia, 22; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Pagan, San Francisco, 21; Blackmon, Colorado, 20; Bonifacio, Chicago, 20; Freeman, Atlanta, 19; CGomez, Milwaukee, 19; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 19; Uribe, Los Angeles, 19. DOUBLES—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 7; Uribe, Los Angeles, 7; Utley, Philadelphia, 7; Adams, St. Louis, 6; Hill, Arizona, 6; Lucroy, Milwaukee, 6; HRamirez, Los Angeles, 6. TRIPLES—Rendon, Washington, 2; Simmons, Atlanta, 2; 37 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Trumbo, Arizona, 6; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 5; Belt, San Francisco, 5; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 5; Freeman, Atlanta, 4; CGomez, Milwaukee, 4; CGonzalez, Colorado, 4; Stanton, Miami, 4; JUpton, Atlanta, 4; Walker, Pittsburgh, 4. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 9; Bonifacio, Chicago, 7; EYoung, New York, 7; Revere, Philadelphia, 5; CCrawford, Los Angeles, 4; Heyward, Atlanta, 4; Owings, Arizona, 4. PITCHING—Greinke, Los Angeles, 3-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 3-0; Avilan, Atlanta, 3-1; 22 tied at 2. ERA—ESantana, Atlanta, 0.64; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 0.96; Harang, Atlanta, 0.96; Simon, Cincinnati, 1.20; Samardzija, Chicago, 1.29; Volquez, Pittsburgh, 1.29; Cashner, San Diego, 1.29. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 28; Wainwright, St. Louis, 24; Fernandez, Miami, 23; Cueto, Cincinnati, 23; Ryu, Los Angeles, 22;
Usmanee drops unanimous decision on Bradley-Pacquiao undercard
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● Bowling: Alberta Open 5-in championship at Heritage Lanes, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Semifinals at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. MDT. ● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Blackfalds Wranglers vs. British Columbia, 3:30 p.m. MDT.
● Bowling: Alberta Open 5-in championship at Heritage Lanes, 8:30 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. ● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Blackfalds Wranglers vs. Northern Ontario, 10 a.m. MDT; Blackfalds vs. Manitoba, 6:15 p.m. MDT. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Championship final on TSN, time to be determined.
● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Bronze-medal game at 11 a.m. MDT; gold-medal game at 2 p.m. MDT.
2014 National Hockey League Draft Lottery Odds TORONTO — Odds for the teams participating in the National Hockey League’s draft lottery Tuesday, a weighted system determined by the league for the first 14 picks of the 2014 entry draft, June 27-28 in Philadelphia: Buffalo Sabres, 25.0 per cent; Florida Panthers, 18.8; Edmonton Oilers, 14.2; Calgary Flames, 10.7; New York Islanders, 8.1; Vancouver Canucks, 6.2; Carolina Hurricanes, 4.7; Toronto Maple Leafs, 3.6; Winnipeg Jets, 2.7; Anaheim Ducks (from Ottawa Senators), 2.1. New Jersey Devils, 1.5; Nashville Predators, 1.1; Phoenix Coyotes, 0.8; Washington Capitals, 0.5.
Pittsburgh vs Columbus Wednesday, April 16 Columbus at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Columbus at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.
● Bowling: Alberta Open 5-in championship at Heritage Lanes, noon to 9 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Bentley Generals vs. Manitoba Southeast Prairie Lightning, 5:30 p.m. MDT.
● Bowling: Alberta Open 5-in championship at Heritage Lanes, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Blackfalds Wranglers vs. Saskatchewan, 12:45 p.m. MDT; Blackfalds vs. Abbotsford Pilots, 9:30 p.m. MDT. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Quarter-finals at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. MDT.
St. Louis vs Chicago Thursday, April 17 Chicago at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Monday, April 21 St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Chicago at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27 x-St. Louis at Chicago, 1 p.m.
San Jose vs Los Angeles Thursday, April 17 Los Angeles at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 San Jose at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs Montreal Wednesday, April 16 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Friday, April 18 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 x-Montreal at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m.
● Team handball: Zone high school girls’ final, Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, 5:30 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Bentley Generals vs. Dundas Real McCoys, 5:30 p.m. MDT.
Anaheim vs Dallas Wednesday, April 16 Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Friday, April 18 Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday, April 21 Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Anaheim at Dallas, 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Dallas at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m.
Monday’s summary Tigers 2, Ice 1 First Period 1. Medicine Hat, Koules 4 (Stanton, Becker) 8:10. Penalties — Descheneau Koo (interference) 6:05, McPhee Koo (high-sticking) 11:38, McPhee Koo (high-sticking) 11:38, Vannelli MH (elbowing) 16:31. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Franko Koo (slashing) 1:39, Sanford MH (cross-checking) 8:57, Langhamer MH (delay of game) 12:49. Third Period 2. Kootenay, Martin 2 (McPhee, Dirk) 15:46. 3. Medicine Hat, Valk 10 (Bredo) 19:24. Penalties — Bredo MH (hooking) 10:06, Bench (served by Murray) Koo Koo (10-minute misconduct) 19:59, Bench (served by Franko) Koo Koo (Bench) 19:59. Shots on goal Medicine Hat 12 8 10 — 30 Kootenay 5 10 12 — 27 Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W, 7-4-1); Kootenay: Skapski (L, 3-3-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Medicine Hat: 0-5; Kootenay: 0-4.
Monday, April 21 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 5 p.m.
National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Indiana 55 26 .679 — y-Miami 54 27 .667 1 y-Toronto 48 33 .593 7 x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 x-Brooklyn 44 36 .550 10 1/2 x-Washington 43 38 .531 12 x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 13 x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 18 New York 35 45 .438 19 1/2 Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 Detroit 29 52 .358 26 Boston 25 56 .309 30 Orlando 23 58 .284 32 Philadelphia 18 63 .222 37 Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40
x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; zclinched conference Monday’s Games Washington 114, Miami 93 Philadelphia 113, Boston 108 Toronto 110, Milwaukee 100 Charlotte 95, Atlanta 93 Chicago 108, Orlando 95 Houston 104, San Antonio 98 New Orleans 101, Oklahoma City 89 L.A. Lakers 119, Utah 104 Memphis 97, Phoenix 91 Minnesota at Golden State, late Tuesday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB 62 19 .765 — 58 23 .716 4 56 24 .700 5 1/2 54 27 .667 8 53 28 .654 9 49 31 .613 12 1/2 49 32 .605 13 49 32 .600 13 47 34 .588 15 40 40 .500 21 1/2 36 44 .450 25 1/2 33 48 .407 29 28 53 .346 34 26 55 .321 36 24 57 .296 38
Wednesday’s Games Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Chicago at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 6 p.m. Toronto at New York, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 8:30 p.m.
z-San Antonio y-Oklahoma City y-L.A. Clippers x-Houston x-Portland x-Golden State x-Dallas Memphis Phoenix Minnesota Denver New Orleans Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah
Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Philadelphia F Scott Hartnell $5,000 for spearing Carolina D Brett Bellemore during Sunday’s game. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Reassigned D Thomas Larkin to Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned G Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned D Richard Nedomlel and G Jared Coreau from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned D Colby Robak to San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned F Stefan Fournier from Wheeling (ECHL) to Hamilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Announced they will not renew the contract of coach Barry Trotz. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned Fs Mike Sislo and Tim Sestito and D Jon Merrill and Adam Larsson to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned D Ryan Pulock to Bridgeport (AHL). Returned Fs John Persson, Johan Sundstrom, Mike Halmo, Justin Johnson and Brett Gallant and D Scott Mayfield and Matt Donovan to Bridgeport. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Julien Brouillette and C Peter LeBlanc to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Released F Jesse Root from an amateur tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Announced Fs Logan Shaw, Wade Megan and Trevor Lewis have been reassigned to Cincinnati (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Recalled F Alex Aleardi from Evansville (ECHL). BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP
Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent RHPs Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor to Tacoma (PCL) for rehab assignments. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Colby Lewis from Round Rock (PCL). Designated RHP Daniel McCutchen for assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned RHP Will Harris to Reno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Mike Bolsinger from Reno. Transferred RHP David Hernandez to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Signed INF Jedd Gyorko to a six-year contract through the 2019 season. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Sacramento F Marcus Cousins one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2013-14 season in an April 13 game against Minnesota. CHICAGO BULLS — Waived F Tornike Shengelia. Signed F Greg Smith for the remainder of the season. DETROIT PISTONS — Announced the resignation of president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, who will remain as an advisor. WNBA NEW YORK LIBERTY — Traded F Alyssa Thomas, F Kelsey Bone and a 2015 first-round draft pick to Connecticut for F Tina Charles and a 2015 third-round draft pick. WASHINGTON MYSTICS — Trade F Crystal Langhorne to Seattle for F Tianna Hawkins and G Bria Hartley. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed FB Chris Pressley.
MARTIAL ARTS SASKATOON, Sask. — Raven Cheney was a double gold medalist for the Cheney Karate Studios at the Scheer’s Western Plains Martial Arts Championships during the weekend. Cheney won the junior black belt forms and sparring titles while Shianne Richardson captured the ladies’ intermediate kickboxing crown. Shaylea Richardson was second in the junior black belt forms and sparring with Hector Jordan taking second in the men’s black belt forms and third in sparring. Rayn Rosta was third in the 11-12 year-old orange-green belt forms.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Brandon (7) (Edmonton wins series 4-1) Friday’s result Edmonton 5 Brandon 1 Medicine Hat (4) vs. Kootenay (6) (Series tied 3-3) Monday’s result Medicine Hat 2 Kootenay 1 Saturday’s result Medicine Hat 9 Kootenay 2 Wednesday’s game Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m.
West Division W L 8 4 7 5 6 6 6 7 5 8
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
WHL Playoffs SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7)
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New format highlights NHL playoffs BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs. When the league went from having six divisions to four this season as part of its realignment, the plan for post-season was also altered. Two wild cards were added in each conference and at least half the first-round series were guaranteed to have teams face division opponents. IN THE EAST: The Atlantic Division-winning and defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins will face the wild card Detroit Red Wings in the opening round. The team that advances will face the division’s second place Tampa Bay Lightning or third place Montreal Canadiens. The Metropolitan Division-champion Pittsburgh Penguins will play the wild card Columbus Blue Jackets and the winner moves on to face the division’s second or third-place teams, the New York Rangers or Philadelphia Flyers. OUT WEST: The Pacific Division-champion Anaheim Ducks are set to match up with the wild card Dallas Stars, the fifth team in from the Central, in the only interdivision series. The winner will play the Pacific’s second place San Jose Sharks or Los Angeles Kings. The Central champion Colorado Avalanche face the wild card Minnesota Wild and the team that advances will match up with the division’s second- or third-place teams, the St. Louis Blues or defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks. ON THE MEND: The Blackhawks expect to have Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the lineup when they play at St. Louis on Thursday after each
had long layoffs to heal injuries. Kane has been out since hurting his left knee March 19 — against the hard-hitting Blues. Tampa Bay might have to get to the second round to have goaltender Ben Bishop on the ice. Bishop has been out since last week with an upper-body injury and isn’t going to be re-evaluated until early next week. “It’s unfortunate, not just for our team, but for Ben,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “He’s had a great run with us this year.” Tampa Bay has to hope Anders Lindback, who has played in one playoff game previously, makes the most of his opportunity to play in net. BUCKLE UP: One of the many intriguing matchups in the opening round has the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Kings against the Sharks for the third time in four postseasons. The Kings eliminated the Sharks in Game 7 of the second round last year after being eliminated by them in Game 6 of an opening-round series in 2011. Los Angeles and San Jose have played 22 times the last three years, including the playoffs, and each has won 11 of those games. “We figured we were going to see them at some point,” Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle said. The Rangers and Flyers, whose arenas are about 100 miles apart, have met many times in the playoffs in the past, but not since 1997 when Philadelphia got past New York in five games and went on to lose in the Stanley Cup finals. PRESIDENTIAL PRIVILEGE: Boston had the best record in the regular season, giving the franchise its first Presidents’ Trophy since 1990. The Bruins can be pardoned for not being too cocky about their chances because they lost three of four matchups this season against the Red Wings, who are in a 23rd straight post-season. “All of the pressure is going
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council member for eight. He also organized the first ACAC women’s soccer friendly, prior to receiving ACAC status, and was the lead for the provincial pilot programs for the Be Fit For Life and Alberta Sport Development centres. Ferchuk, who is also a member of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, is one of three builders to be inducted into the newly formed Hall of Fame, joining Mary Matthiessen of Medicine Hat College and Wayne Thomas of Keyano College of Fort McMurray. John Jasiukiewicz of Lethbridge College was the lone coach to be inducted. Trisha Lorenz of Lacombe, who played basketball at Augustana University College, is one of six athletes to be honoured. The others are Jason Haldane of Grande Prairie, Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge, Karen Bongaards of Medicine Hat, Michele Generuex of Lakeland College in Lloydminster and Felix Lewis of Portage College in Lac La Biche. Overall 50 individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Ten more will be announced Wednesday along with 10 on April 23, April 28 and April 30.
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FLAMES: Confident Unlike the previous four seasons when an expensive, veteran squad with stars on its roster fell short of the post-season, there was less disappointment and more optimism as the Flames packed their bags this time. With 22 goals, forward Sean Monahan became the first Flames rookie to score more than 21 since Iginla in 1996-97. The 19-year-old from Brampton, Ont., confirmed he’ll play for Canada in the world championships in Minsk, Belarus, next month. “Down the stretch, these last 20 games, carrying the puck, I felt more confident with the puck,” Monahan said. “That’s something I want to be able to do next year, be confident with the puck, make plays and I guess produce a little bit more.” Monahan and veterans Matt Stajan and Chris Butler raved about Mark Giordano’s leadership skills in his first season as captain. The 30-year-old was also a key contributor on the ice with 47 points and a plus-12 rating. Giordano played himself into consideration for Canada’s Olympic team. He declined the chance to participate in the world championships, saying a hand injury needed time to heal. When he was healthy, Karri Ramo played himself to No. 1 on Calgary’s goaltending depth chart with a 17-15-4 record. The Finn has one year remaining on a two-year contract. “The players like him because he battles,” Burke said. “I think Karri Ramo has established that he deserves to come back here as the No. 1 goaltender.” Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau, who led the NCAA in scoring, signed a contract on the weekend and scored in his first NHL game Sunday in Vancouver. The players believe they’ve built a foundation upon which to build for next season. All eyes turn to Burke, who he chooses as his new GM and assistant GM and how they in turn handle the draft and Calgary’s cap space in free agency. “The GM search, we’re going to approach teams that missed the playoffs,” Burke said. “If they have candidates we’re going to approach them today, some of them. “If we have to wait until after the draft to fill that position, we will.” Burke took over as interim GM when he fired Feaster in December. Burke was brought on board in September as hockey ops president to accelerate Calgary’s rebuild. His goal is to make the Flames bigger, stronger and meaner. He acquired a second- and third-round draft pick at the March 3 trade deadline, but added no players to the team. “I think truculence is part of this game,” Burke said. “Everyone likes to make fun of that word because the first time I used it, a lot of people said it’s kind of a new word in hockey, but it’s not. “I think tough teams win. You look at the St. Louis Blues. They’ve been a dominant team all year. Their average weight is 208 pounds. In the West (conference) especially, if you’re not a hostile team with
REBELS’ FLEURY GETS GOAL IN 7-2 ROMP THE CANADIAN PRESS LAPPEENRANTA, Finland — Forward Brayden Point impressed head coach Kevin Dineen for the second straight exhibition game as Canada’s under-18 hockey team defeated Denmark 7-2 on Monday. Point scored twice and had an assist as the Canadians tuned up for their U18 world championship opener Thursday against Sweden. “He goes to the hard places,” said head coach Kevin Dineen, who recently guided the Canadian women’s team to Olympic gold in Sochi. “He earns everything he gets.” Point, who plays for the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors, had a goal and an assist in last Friday’s 3-2 loss to Finland. The five-foot-eight forward has been centring a line with Travis Konecny of the Ottawa 67’s and Brendan Perlini of the Niagara IceDogs. Konecny had a goal Monday and Perlini added three assists. “For the most part that line has been very good,” Dineen said. “They’re a pretty dynamic group.”
size, you’re not going to have success. We need to get bigger.” Mike Cammalleri, Calgary’s leading scorer and most expensive player counting $6 million against the salary cap, will be an unrestricted free agent July 1 unless he re-signs with the Flames. “I don’t have anything to report,” the 30-year-old said. “Just had some exit meetings and talked to Brian. He said we’d talk again. Today wasn’t the day to talk about that sort of thing. Today was a day to address the season. I am far from having ruled Calgary out as far as my future.” Butler, 27, will also be a UFA for the first time in
Ryan Gropp of the Seattle Thunderbirds, Clark Bishop of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Ben Thomas of the Calgary Hitmen and Haydn Fleury of the Red Deer Rebels had the other Canadian goals. Julio Billia of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Mason McDonald of the Charlottetown Islanders split the goaltending duties. Billia allowed both goals as Canada outshot Denmark 4623. Preliminary round play begins Thursday and continues through April 22 with the medal games set for April 27. Canada has won gold at this tournament on three occasions: 2003, 2008 and 2013. The defending champions haven’t had a lot of time together. Some players just arrived in Europe on Monday. “We’re at a bit of a disadvantage ... with this quick turnaround and putting a team together,” said Dineen. “But at the end of it we’re talking about the best 17-year-old hockey players in Canada and when you have that it may make up a little bit for lack of chemistry.”
his career. “It’s a unique opportunity, being unrestricted and having control of your destiny and being able to choose potentially where you want to go,” Butler said. “It’s an opportunity not everybody gets and it is something you earn and you work for. “It’s something I’ll think about, but it’s still a few months away and it’s kind of hard to think about right now having just played last night and wearing that jersey for the last three years.” Forwards Paul Byron, Joen Colborne, Lance Bouma and T.J. Galiardi are among Calgary’s restricted free agents this summer.
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to be on them,” Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said. “They’ve got to win, we’re not supposed to. We’ve got to make it as hard as possible on them.” CROSBY’S CHANCE: Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby won the Art Ross Trophy for the first time since he really was a kid, scoring a league-high 120 points during the 2006-07 season as a 19-year-old, second year pro. Crosby crushed the competition in scoring, reaching the 100-point mark for the fifth time in his career to finish 17 points ahead of Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf. “There’s so much more to his game than just scoring, but it is pretty amazing to see,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. WELCOME BACK: The Stars are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Columbus is still playing for just the second time in its 13-season history and first since 2009. The Avalanche are playing among the league’s best after three years of missing the post-season. The Lightning are back in the 16-team tournament for the first time since 2011. Dallas forward Tyler Seguin was in the post-season the previous three years in Boston, and he’s got advice to share with teammates: “A big thing with the playoffs is, you’ve got to hate the other team.” SELANNE’S SWAN SONG: Ducks star Teemu Selanne plans to retire after this season, ending a 21-season run that includes a Stanley Cup in 2006. The 43-year-old “Finnish Flash” averaged less than half a point per game for the first time in a decade. Selanne has become a supporting player on a talented team that should advance for the first time since 2009. WOE CANADA: The hockey-crazed country north of the U.S. border is represented by only one team — Montreal — in the playoffs. It has been 41 years since that was true and back then, the Scotty Bowman-led Canadiens won one of their NHL-record 23 championships.
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J AND JB AUTO is looking for a full time Automotive Journeyman Mechanic. Mon-Fri. Please send resumes to info@JandJBauto.com
20 BOXES of misc. items, electrical, plumbing, auto, nails and yard, must take all $50 or $3/box, lumber, assorted 2 x 4’s, plywood shelving, etc., must take all $25; 3 saw horses 36”l x 27”h $8/ea; power rake blades for lawn mower 2@15”, 1@16” all $10; galvanized garbage can w/lid, $12, new 20 oz. cotton wet mop $6; portable hose reel cart $40; scoop shovel alum, $8; Coleman cooler $15 403-314-2026 DUTCH hoe, pitch fork, electric edge trimmer (weed whacker). $5 each. Phone 403-346-2426.
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Mini Job Fair Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:30 a.m. - Noon Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor, First Red Deer Place 4920 - 51 Street, Red Deer
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of
EDWARD ROLAND GREY also known as Ed Grey, Roland Grey or Dolly Grey, who died on May 31, 2013 If you have a claim against this estate, you must Àle your claim by
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SENTINEL SELF-STORAGE NOTICE of SALE Goods will be sold by online Auction at ibid4storage.com on Tuesday April 22, 2014 for Sentinel Self-Storage, 5433-47 Street, Red Deer, Alberta to satisfy outstanding charges for storage rental incurred by the following: Kevin Warriner Rob Olsen Bids will be accepted from Wednesday April 23, 2014 to Thursday April 24, 2014. If interest in bidding, for more info and to view units, register at www.ibid4storage.com. Dated in the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta this 27 day of March 2014, Sentinel Self-Storage Corp., #1970, 10123 - 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. T5J 3H1
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Hyink and Hoffman win gold for Exelta in Lethbridge BY ADVOCATE STAFF LETHBRIDGE — Rachel Hyink and Jared Hoffman captured gold for the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club at the artistic gymnastics provincials during the weekend. Hyink won the provincial 4 women’s open title as she tied for first in the vault, was second on the uneven bars and third on the beam and floor exercise. Hoffman won the men’s 13-andover level 3 title as he won the pommel horse, rings and high bar, tied for second on the vault, was third on the floor and fourth on the parallel bars. Red Deer athletes finished third through sixth in the junior men’s event. Findlay McCormick was third after finishing first on the parallel bars, second on the floor, fourth on the rings and fifth on the pommel horse, vault and high bar. Alan Ng was fourth, Conner Trepanier fifth and Dylan Patsula sixth. Ng won the vault and high bar, was fourth on the floor and parallel bars, fifth on the rings and sixth on the pommel horse. Trepanier took third on the parallel bars, fourth on the pommel horse, vault and high bar, sixth on the rings and seventh on the floor. Patsula was second on the pommel horse, tied for fifth on the floor, placed sixth on the vault and high bar and was seventh on the rings and parallel bars. Lina Koller was fourth in the women’s open provincial 5 competition after finishing third on the uneven bars and vault, sixth on the floor and seventh on the beam.
Brayden Lord took fourth in the under 13 level 3 men’s category while finishing third on the high bar, tying for third on the floor and pommel horse, tying for sixth on the vault, finishing seventh on the rings and eighth on the parallel bars. Paul Dan was sixth in the national open men’s competition while Mitchell Kaslan was eighth in the level 6 event. Dan was fifth on the floor and vault, sixth on the pommel horse, rings and high bar and seventh on the parallel bars. Kalan placed fourth on the pommel horse, sixth on the vault and parallel bars, seventh on the rings, ninth on the floor and 10th on the high bar. Molly Hall-Jarret was 10th in the novice provincial 5 women’s event while taking seventh on the vault, ninth on the beam and 10th on the floor. Casey Patsula placed 10th, Ruby Butler 15th and Keara Slimmon 17th in the tyro provincial 3 event. Patsula was fifth on the uneven bars, ninth on the floor and 10th on the beam while Butler tied for seventh on the vault and floor and tied for 10th on the uneven bars. Slimmon tied for eighth on the bars. Sydney Larsen placed 13th in the novice provincial 4 women’s division while finishing 10th on the uneven bars and tying for 10th on the vault. Kaelan Hayter was 13th and Hannah Bilsborrow 18th in the open national division. Hayter placed 10th on the vault. Katherine Stuber won the vault and placed 21st overall in the argo provincial 2 competition.
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC — Trying to explain just how long fighting has been part of his life, English middleweight Michael Bisping paused a story about playground tussles as he spotted a very short man nearby. “I love being a fighter, I do. Rightly or wrongly,” he said. “Ever since I was the same height as that guy.” Bisping (25-5) giggled as he savoured the political incorrectness. “I was going to say ever since I was this big,” he said holding his hand down by his knee. “Then I saw him. He’s a friend of mine, by the way. That’s Mick.” Little Mick is indeed a Bisping family friend. And chances are he’s heard plenty worse from the fifth-ranked UFC middleweight in the world. As he gears up for his 20th fight in the UFC— against former Green Beret Tim Kennedy in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations televised card Wednesday — the charismatic Bisping is a veteran when it comes to stirring the pot. These days, his opponents often do it for him. The 35-year-old Bisping has become somewhat of a closer when it comes to trash talk. His opponents, knowing the brash Brit will take the bait, look to antagonize Bisping to raise the profile of the fight. Conflict sells tickets, especially on a crowded UFC calendar. In April alone, the UFC has shows in Abu Dhabi, Quebec City, Orlando and Baltimore. The UFC, in its first foray to the Quebec capital, expects a crowd between 5,000 to 10,000 in the lower bowl of the Colisee Pepsi. While the timing of the TUF Nations show meant some local fighters were not announced until recently, Bisping has done his bit to sell the show. On Monday, Bisping calmly did media interviews in a downtown hotel before being summoned by Tom Wright, managing director of UFC operations for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to pose for a photo with Kennedy. Bisping instantly switched to sandpaper mode, placing his nose on Kennedy’s, wagging his finger as he read his somewhat bemused opponent the riot act. Other than a stream of Fbombs, it was hard to hear what was being said in the one-way conversation. Asked later, Bisping offered a clean version. “He’s talked so much for so long. And I’m not interested in getting a war on words on Twitter. I’ll say what I have to say to his face. And I just told him, I said ’Listen, I’m going to knock that stupid look off your face. You’re going to live to regret every word you’ve said about me, every video, every picture that you’ve Photoshopped. Everything that you’ve done to mock me, you’re going to pay (for), you’re going to eat your words and you’re going to wish that you never heard of Michael Bisping.”’ More classic Bisping. He has, of course, used social media himself in the war of words. Tweeting “Can’t wait to get my hands on that little dork Kennedy” hardly rates as taking the high road. The same conflict that sells tickets motivates Bisping. The Brit does his best work when he walks into the Octagon with a burr under his saddle. Kennedy (17-4) has been happy to oblige, accusing him of dirty tactics. “He’s going to try to grab my shorts,
he’s going to try to grab the cage, he’s going to try to poke me in the eye,” said the 34-year-old Texan, who is ranked No. 8 among middleweight contenders. “When he gets tired, he’s going to try to kick me in the groin. I know this and I’m ready for it in my head and I don’t care. He kicks me in the groin, I’m going to hit him in the face. I’ll trade you. I’m wearing a cup. You can kick me in the groin again and I’ll hit you in the face and see who wins. “Hopefully the referee will be very strong and have a good presence, but I’m aware that he’s going to try these things.” That prompted Bisping to brand Kennedy a liar, idiot and narcissist. “I’ve had one point deducted in my entire career,” Bisping told a public workout Sunday. “And I don’t know how he says I’m a dirty fighter.” Speaking moments later to a reporter, he had a slightly different view of Kennedy. “I should thank him really, because he’s done all these things,” Bisping said cheerfully. “And if he hadn’t had done them, it wouldn’t have had the attention it had, it might not be main event. “Really in some ways I should thank him. And of course, it’s motivated me as well.” Bisping has history with Ranger Up, a military-themed clothing company that Kennedy owns a piece of. The company sponsored Jorge Rivera, who lost to Bisping at UFC 127 in a bitter bout that saw the Rivera camp get under Bisping’s skin big-time. Bisping was irate at what he saw as slurs on his fiancee. He beat Rivera, having a point deducted for an illegal knee to his opponent’s head en route to the win, and then spat on the canvas in front of the Rivera corner. Winner of Season 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Bisping has won 14 of his 19 UFC fights. The losses have come to elite opponents — former champions or MMA icons in Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson, Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva, Chael Sonnen and Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort. Bisping is smart, mobile and has a good gas tank in the cage. He has also turned himself into a well-rounded fighter. He took Sonnen, a decorated wrestler, down in the third round of their bout while stopping three of Sonnen’s seven takedown attempts. Kennedy may look to make fun of the Brit, but he respects his fighting skills. “Look at the guys he’s beaten and the guys he’s lost (to),” Kennedy said. “Take all him talking out of the scenario, just look at what he’s done in the cage — he’s beaten really good guys and he’s lost to just the very best.” Bisping has also been a loyal UFC employee, building the brand in Britain and fighting around the world. Now making his home in California, he has made a good life for he and his family. But he has paid the price. He was victim of a savage Henderson knockout at UFC 100. And he wonders whether a Belfort head kick in January 2013 triggered the serious eye issues that have plagued him since. In a chilling story of medical selfdenial, he started having vision issues after the Belfort loss — and did nothing. He had glaucoma, cataracts, and then the retina detached again, requiring more surgery. The UFC eventually ordered him to see an independent doctor before agreeing to give him another fight.
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Shanahan hired to change ‘culture’ of Leafs TORONTO — Brendan Shanahan was brought in to change the culture of the Toronto Maple Leafs. How the new team president plans to do that remains a mystery. In introducing Shanahan on Monday, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president Tim Leiweke made it clear that he wasn’t happy with the “character” and “culture” of the team. “I’m not sure the Leafs have (the right culture),” Leiweke said. “I definitely sense that we lack an identity, and right now we’re a team that lacks a direction and we want to change that.” It’s up to Shanahan and general manager Dave Nonis to do it, but no clear direction for the organization was spelled out on Shanahan’s “first day at work.” The 45-year-old Hall of Famer has a plan, and though he and Leiweke didn’t get into specifics, plenty of changes are expected. “I have some ideas in my head about direction, but I think that at the same time ... those are subject to change,” Shanahan said. “I think that it’s very important for people, especially in sports, to have the ability to evolve and to make changes.” Change could come in the form of firing coach Randy Carlyle, whose vision for winning hockey didn’t seem to fit with the Toronto roster. And it could come in the form of many different players being on the ice opening night this fall than were around for Monday’s locker cleanout. But Shanahan and Nonis insist the immediate job is to step back and make an assessment of where the organization is as a whole. Even though each man called Carlyle a “good coach,” it’s difficult to point to things like identity, culture and character without at least considering the next step. “You all saw the team this year, I think we didn’t have the identity,” Leiweke said. “I think Randy tried to create the identity. To the guys’ credit last year, they bought into that, and they took on Randy’s identity, I don’t think that happened this year.” Shanahan, who grew up in the Toronto neighbour-
hood of Mimico and previously worked for the NHL as the director of player safety, is expected to shape this team’s identity. It’s just not clear how he intends to do that. “Dave and I are going to talk about this thing or we’re going to talk about our team, we’re going to talk about how we see the best way to play for our team going forward,” Shanahan said. “I think that it’s important for us to assess what we have here, what we have coming up, and I think that’s an organizational thing. It would be presumptuous, it would be premature for me to tell you right now where we’re going to go.” Leiweke would like Shanahan to have the same kind of success Masai Ujiri has enjoyed in his first season re-shaping the NBA’s Raptors. He’ll be given total authority to not only put his fingerprints on the team but completely revamp, if necessary. “This is Brendan’s team, it’s his culture, and at the end of the day he makes all the decisions, and we’re going to support that 100 per cent,” Leiweke said. Of course with Shanahan as president, the Leafs’ power structure is different. All three men at Monday’s news conference insisted the working relationship between Nonis and his new boss would go smoothly. “They will work well together and if we have disagreements, the disagreements will be resolved very quickly within the organization,” Leiweke said. “This isn’t going to tear the organiza-
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NASHVILLE — Barry Trotz, the NHL’s longest tenured head coach with one team and the only coach the Predators have ever known, will not be back for a 16th season with Nashville. The Predators announced Monday they have told Trotz his contract will not be renewed and that they are starting a search for a new coach immediately. Trotz is being offered a job in the team’s hockey operations department, though the two-time Jack Adams finalist could be a top coaching target for other teams. Missing the playoffs two straight seasons — the first time since 200102 and 2002-03 — was too much for a franchise that needs to reach the post-season to sell tickets and generate crucial revenue. Trotz’s contract expires June 30. “Our organization has high expectations and we have not met them in the past two seasons,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “As a result, it is my decision and determination that we need a new voice and a new direction. ... Our goal is to return to the playoffs with the ultimate goal of contending for the Stanley Cup. We know that once we get into the playoffs, anything is possible.” Poile hired Trotz in August 1997 when the Predators were gearing up for the expansion franchise’s debut season in 1998-99, and Poile credited Trotz with laying the foundation and establishing the culture that has helped make the Predators successful.
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Polio spread in Cameroon a concern: WHO expert had four. For quite a while, most of the cases in Afghanistan have been caused by viruses that had come over the border from Pakistan. “I would bet money that if Afghanistan did not share a border with Pakistan it would stop transmission this year, or be very, very close,” Aylward said.
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vaccine to children. And vaccination efforts have been halted in Waziristan, a conservative tribal region in the west of the country, bordering on Afghanistan. Aylward said there is intense transmission of polio in Waziristan, which poses “a huge risk for both national and international spread.”
the spectre of another Rwanda. This week the United Nations agreed to send a nearly 12,000-personstrong peacekeeping force to the country. “You sure as hell don’t want (the Central African Republic) to get reinfected,” said Aylward, a native of Newfoundland who is the World Health Organization’s assistant director general for polio, emergencies and country collaboration. Aylward was in Ottawa this week bringing Canadian officials up to speed on the shape of the ongoing eradication effort. A longtime donor to the effort, last year Canada pledged $250 million
Free app helps recovery from jet lag BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it’s possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is key. But how much, and when? “If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it’ll send you the wrong direction,” said University of Michigan math professor Daniel Forger, who led the research published Thursday. A master biological clock, called a circadian rhythm, regulates when we become sleepy and when we’re more alert. Travel across time zones and the body clock has to reset itself. Light is that clock’s strongest regulator. In a study partly funded by the Air Force, the Michigan team used two equations proven to predict someone’s circadian rhythm, and with computer modeling calculated different schedules of light exposure for more than 1,000 possible trips. It’s possible to customize a block of time each day when you should be in light, the brighter the better, and another when you should avoid it, Forger’s team reported in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. (It didn’t address other potential remedies such as melatonin.) An example: Fly from Detroit to London, five hours ahead, arriving at 11 a.m. London time. Generally, it’s thought to take a day per time zone to fully adjust. But the study suggests a three-day adjustment schedule, if you can stick with it: On the day after arrival, get light from 7:40 a.m. to 9 p.m.; from 6:20 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. on Day 2; and from 5 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. on Day 3. A free iPhone app named Entrain does the calculations. Stay indoors, or stay up later, and it adjusts the advice. The app hasn’t been tested with travellers to see whether it really helps more than general advice, such as to seek morning light when travelling eastward.
for the 2013-18 period. This week the federal government threw in an extra $3 million, to help with the effort to extinguish the outbreak in the Horn of Africa. To date this year there have been 56 confirmed polio cases, three times as many as were seen last year at this time. Most of the cases — 43 — have occurred in Pakistan, one of three countries where polio remains endemic. (That means the country has never stopped transmission of the virus within its borders.) The other two countries on the endemic list are Nigeria, which has only had one case so far this year, and Afghanistan, which has
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The Canadian official who heads the WHO’s polio eradication effort says of the many challenges facing the quarter-century-old program, evidence of polio in Cameroon — which borders on the troubled Central African Republic — is currently one of the most concerning. The polio eradication campaign has faced a number of significant setbacks in the past year or so, with outbreaks in the Horn of Africa — Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia — as well as war-torn Syria. But of the ongoing outbreaks, Dr. Bruce Aylward said the situation in Cameroon is the one which worries him the most at the moment, listing a number of reasons. Analysis of polioviruses from Cameroon suggests they have been circulating unchecked and undetected for at least a couple of years. Several recent nationwide vaccination campaigns have not appeared to halt the spread. And viruses from Cameroon have spread to neighbouring Equatorial Guinea. That highlights the risk of further spread to another neighbour, the Central African Republic, where ethic-inspired killing is raising
Pakistan, though, remains a major problem for the eradication effort, a partnership of the WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Repeated and sometimes fatal attacks on vaccination teams have plagued efforts to get