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New police initiative targets young drivers YIELD car program launched in Red Deer late last year BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express


s the weather warms up and the snow continues to melt, members of the RCMP YIELD car initiative are looking forward to hitting the pavement all the while educating youth at the same time. YIELD stands for Youth Initiatives & Education in Lifestyles & Driving and Red Deer RCMP Const. Lee Watt, who is also vice president of operations for the YIELD car initiative brought the program to the City late last year. The program began in 2003 and the RCMP partnered with the initiative in 2009. Today, it is mostly run by volunteer police officers. “The program is about helping youth make positive decisions not only when driving but in life,” he said. “We know that collisions are responsible for many fatalities among youth aged 14 to 24. The YIELD program is designed to address the interests of that age group while channeling them into safe outlets with educational components.” The RCMP unveiled their tricked out new YIELD car earlier this year in Red Deer. The ’79 Pontiac LeMans has been painted in 1979 era RCMP blue and white and fitted with a 350 cubic inch engine producing 425 horsepower. The car is used in the YIELD program, a legal racing program designed to encourage youth to make smart decisions, both on and off the road. “About one person a week in Canada dies from street racing. There has been glorification of street racing through movies like Fast & Furious and all the video games out there like Need for Speed. “So the idea is to stop people from racing on the street and to come to the track and find out what legal racing is about,” said Watt. “Once they get a taste of legal racing often they are hooked.” Watt said the YIELD car will be at Castrol Raceway near Nisku starting April 25. The program will run every night until and including Oct. 11. “On Friday nights all summer, the YIELD team is there ready to take on anyone who wants to legally race the police,” said Watt. “Challengers get a t-shirt that says either ‘I raced the law and the law won’ or ‘I raced the law and I won.’ Whether we win or lose the race, it’s a lot of fun connecting with youth in this way.” The YIELD team will also be on hand at community events as well as Cruise Nights in Red Deer on Thursdays and other Central Alberta raceways throughout the season as well. YIELD will also attend various

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – From left, Corey Adams, YIELD member and RCMP Const. Lee Watt, who is also vice president of operations for the YIELD car initiative, stand in front of the ’79 Pontiac LeMans used in the program. drag shootouts and other events throughout the summer months. The YIELD car has been at a few community events so far this year including the sportsman show in February and this past weekend’s Let’s Talk event. “The feedback we’ve gotten from the public has been amazing. The reason why the program was expanded to Red Deer was because there was a demand from the young car community here,” said Watt. “Everyone has been extremely welcoming of the program. It gives young kids a chance to hop in a real racecar and not only that, it is a police car, so it’s always fun for kids. “It’s also allowed me to get to know the car community in Red Deer as a whole as well.” Watt said as part of the program, it is important to educate about the penalties a person can face if they do street race illegally.

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A driver can be charged provincially or criminally. Provincially a driver could face a $402 ticket and six demerits. “If a driver is racing and endangers someone’s life, they can be charged criminally with dangerous driving and if someone gets hurt, a driver can be charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.” The penalties for those charges if found guilty are steep. If convicted of dangerous driving, a driver could face up to five years in prison and if convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, a driver could face up to 15 years in prison. In addition, police volunteers with the YIELD program also travel to schools and community events to promote education and healthy lifestyle choices for youth. “The program allows the public an opportunity to interact with police outside of a police setting. “We’re losing that face-to-face interac-

tion and oftentimes police interact with individuals at their worst moments or when they’ve been caught making a mistake,” said Watt. “It’s important to get that positive interaction back with the public.” Watt added he hopes he can continue to form relationships with the public and continue to educate them as well via the YIELD car initiative. “Our goal is to just help people make good decisions not only in driving, but in life. So educating them about the consequences of drinking and driving and becoming productive members of society,” he said. “We hope to do more community events and more school events in the future.” To keep up to date regarding where the YIELD team will be, check out their facebook page under YIELD Association or follow them on Twitter at @yieldracing.

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City council wraps up Bike Lane Pilot Project Bike lane to be removed on 39 St. between 30 Ave. and 40 Ave. a hot topic among Red Deerians over the last year. The bike lanes in this area saw the reduction of travel lanes in each direction and the congestion observed by motorists during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up from area schools. The bike lanes will be immediately removed. However, a three-metre wide multi-use trail will be constructed between Mitchell and Maxwell Ave. to ensure the connectivity in the current sidewalk/trail system.

BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Red Deer City council wrapped up the Bike Lane Pilot Project on Monday night. All but one of the existing bike lanes will remain on an interim basis pending the completion of the Transportation and Trails Master Plan. Council voted in favour of the removal of the bike lane on 39 St. between 30 Ave. and 40 Ave. This piece of roadway has been

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Council directed administration to consider design options as well as cost for the multi-use trail on 39 St. as well. “There was careful thought put into this and we considered all types of mobility in this area,” said Councillor Lawrence Lee. “I will be supporting this.” Councillor Ken Johnston said the bike lane topic sent “waves” through the community. “What strikes me as the best solution that we could come to on this particular recommendation is not just the capital costs around the pilot itself, but the ensuing administrative costs, the ensuing political costs, but most of all the ensuing community costs,” he said. “There was much debate – not all of it was positive, often it was negative and finger pointing, which was very unfortunate. And I think that is the most positive part – that the community acrimony can come to a stop now.” Councillor Paul Harris did not vote in

favour of removing the lanes on 39 St. in their entirety. “We should have lanes that are separated from traffic but it does not include putting some kind of separation on the road that would allow for the continuous commuting along that street,” he said. “That option was never presented to us and I think it has some merit in both cost savings and also alternative commuting.” Meanwhile, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes said the Bike Lane Pilot Project was a learning experience. “It’s opened up our community to mobility and that it’s about our choice and I think we need to respect the choice of citizens whether they choose to drive a vehicle, drive a motorbike, the choice of transit or being a pedestrian. I think this moves the discussion forward. “I learned a lot for myself and by listening to our community.”

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Benefit set for Penhold residents affected by fire BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A fundraiser is set to be held in support of the Penhold residents who lived in an apartment building that was destroyed by fire last week. Damages are estimated to be $3 million. The fundraiser will take place in the parking lot at the Penholder Tavern on April 21. The activities will take place from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. followed by live music and events inside The Penholder from 8-10 p.m. A massive fire broke out at an apartment building at 40 Esther Cl. in Penhold on April 10 at about 4:30 p.m. Fire investigators from Penhold, the Alberta Fire Commissioner’s Office, Innisfail RCMP, and the insurance company determined that the fire was not suspicious and likely started in a BBQ type device on a second floor balcony. Twenty-six volunteer firefighters from Penhold remained on scene for 48 continuous hours. During the first five hours crews from Red Deer County and Innisfail assisted the Penhold Fire crews and were called back to the scene with water tenders to assist last Friday when water levels became critically low. “We are confident that we have found the area of origin and the cause and will be spending the next few days doing some follow up and completing the mounds of paperwork,” said Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast. He added there was a large cost to the fire department in consumables plus a large amount of equip-

ment was destroyed as well (some hose was burned or destroyed by vehicles, other equipment damaged). “The fire engines worked without a hitch pumping the whole time, and the firefighters’ training showed as they were wearing breathing apparatuses with no problems or injuries and only some minor equipment failures that were repaired or replaced on scene. “I am so proud of how professional and dedicated the firefighters were.” Pendergast added there is still a lot of cleanup to do and replacement equipment will have to be acquired which will take until later this week but the fire department is able and ready to go if called to another emergency. Meanwhile, The Canadian Red Cross continues to register and assess the needs of residents affected by the fire. Volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Team have registered and conducted needs assessments for dozens of evacuated residents so far. After the fire broke out, seven Red Cross volunteers were called to support the Town of Penhold on scene with reception and registration services for evacuated residents. The Canadian Red Cross will continue to work in partnership with the Town of Penhold and the Salvation Army to ensure those impacted have their basic needs met.   The average cost of a response in which a family of four is assisted is $2,000. All Canadian Red Cross



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Rodney Arens trial starts next week BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express

OVERFLOW – Rotary Park was ooded late last week and crews had to close 43 St. to morning commuters. The ooding was due to an abundance of water pouring from in the park downhill to a nearby stream.

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OPINION Happy Easter Easter time is hear again, and with it the promise of spring, warmer temperatures and sunnier, brighter days. It really can’t help but be a happy occasion, and of course, different people celebrate it in different ways. Of course there is the emphasis on candy – chocolate bunnies, carefully decorated Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts and so forth. Nothing wrong with any of this – it’s always fun to watch kids enjoy themselves not just with the treats but with all the fun activities that are planned during the Easter season. Egg rolling is also a traditional Easter egg game played with eggs at Easter, although not so much in Canada. In the United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries children traditionally rolled eggs down hillsides at Easter. This tradition was taken to the new world by European settlers and continues to this day each Easter on the White House lawn, for example. Different nations have different versions of the game. Many families also gather to mark the occasion by having special meals together. Some observe the religious aspects of Easter by attending Sunday Mass or services in the morning and then participating in a feast or party in the afternoon. Some families have a traditional Sunday roast, often of either roast lamb or ham. Again, that’s always a good thing in a busy age when it’s tough for family

members to seem to find the time to get together for any length of time. An occasion to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones is always a welcome break in an increasingly busy and disconnected society. Ultimately, Easter is of course a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion as described in the New Testament. Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ. Also, Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. The last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. All the Christian feasts and the entire liturgical year of worship are arranged around Easter. Easter is preceded by the season of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repentance culminating in Holy Week, and followed by a 50-day Easter season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost. Easter is also described as a ‘moveable feast’, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox. The date of Easter therefore varies from March 22 to April 25 inclusive, according to Wikipedia. So this weekend, however you choose to celebrate Easter, we wish you a joyful time with family and friends.

Alberta should not be funding anti-gay schools Did you know that the Alberta government is giving $7 million to a private school which is openly anti-gay?


KEEPING Since governments are bound by law not to discriminate against gays, what’s going on here? Through our governments, we, the public, fund education in order to ensure that young people are prepared to live productive

lives as fully-developed individuals and as citizens ready and willing to engage in our complex and diverse society. That last bit about diverse society is important. Alberta’s School Act, in fact, requires that “All education programs offered and instruction materials used in schools must reflect the diverse nature and heritage of society in Alberta, promote understanding and respect for others and honour and respect the common values and beliefs of Albertans.” Those common values and beliefs are also made clear in Alberta’s Human Rights Act, which makes it illegal for schools to discriminate on many

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grounds, including sexual orientation; the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which prohibits governments from taking any action which denies Canadians, including gays, the equal benefit and protection of the law; and the International Declaration of Human Rights (see Article 26), which commits governments to provide education aimed at “The full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups…” According to the Prairie Christian Academy’s web

site, the school prohibits teachers from same-sex marriage and requires them to “abstain from homosexual relations.” The school’s Statement of Faith – which according to a piece in the Calgary Herald must be signed by students in Grades 7 through 12 – says that people who fail to follow the religious strictures of this particular faith will go to hell to suffer the “everlasting punishment of conscious torment in the lake of fire.” For the provincial government to give any money to the Prairie Christian Academy, therefore, runs directly counter to education policy as stated in the School Act, is illegal – even unconstitutional – as well

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as being contrary to international law. How can children taught in such an intolerant environment be expected to grow into adults able to respect and work together with people who are different from themselves? What in the world is our tax money doing in the hands of the people who run such an institution? I believe public funding for private schools is wrong across the board, but we don’t have to go that far to conclude that the Prairie Christian Academy should not receive public funds. We have simply to agree that schools which operate according to rules which violate both provincial education policy and laws

designed to protect human dignity and promote acceptance should under no circumstances ever receive public funds. For reasons which sadden me, some families choose to send their children to schools such as the Prairie Christian Academy. So be it. But public money should not be spent to encourage that option. Parents who send their children to schools which discriminate contrary to democratic principle and applicable law should have to pay the full cost of making those unfortunate choices. Janet Keeping is a lawyer and leader of the Green Party of Alberta. Her column is distributed through Troy Media.


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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the Council of Red Deer County will consider the following bylaws.

AMENDMENTS TO LAND USE BYLAW 2006/6 Bylaw No. 2014/10 to create Direct Control District No. 25 “DCD-25� that provides for the creation of a Neighbourhood Commercial development on a portion of NW 3-39-1-5.


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Lee Specialties Ltd. in Red Deer is facing charges after allegedly trying to export materials to Iran that can be used in nuclear applications. On Feb. 27, as a result of investigation between Calgary RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime and the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Criminal Investigation Section, charges were laid under the Special Economic Measures Act, the Customs Act and the United Nations Act against Lee Specialties Ltd. in Red Deer. On May 1, 2011, CBSA ofďŹ cers at the Calgary Airport were conducting export veriďŹ cations when they intercepted Viton O-rings from a shipment destined for Iran.  Viton O-rings are a prohibited commodity in the Special Economic Measures Act as they can be used in nuclear applications. “The RCMP and  CBSA are working together  to stop shipment of illegal products to other countries and respecting our global responsibilities,â€?  said Supt. Wade Oldford, acting director general, RCMP Federal Policing Criminal Operations. Lee Specialties Ltd. representatives appeared in Calgary court on Monday. During the investigation, CBSA and RCMP executed three search warrants  in relation to  Lee Specialties Ltd. in February 2013. Police ofďŹ cials said this is the ďŹ rst time Special Economic Measures Act

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charges have been laid and the third time United Nations Act charges have been laid in Canada. Viton is a brand of synthetic rubber and uoropolymer elastomer commonly used in O-rings and other molded or extruded goods and has high temperature and chemical resistance characteristics. Due to Viton’s characteristics, it is a dual use item and can be used in numerous applications including in the oilďŹ eld or in the nuclear program. Viton o-rings and gaskets are speciďŹ cally mentioned in Schedule 2 of the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations under the Special Economic Measure Act as a prohibited item which, cannot be shipped or sold to any person or company in the Islamic Re- Fawcett public of Iran.

Space This proposal is for the development of Phase 1 of the Sanbar Estates Area Structure Plan located on the east side of Sylvan Lake, adjacent to the Summer Village of Jarvis Bay, east of Hwy 20 and south of Twp Rd 391. The permitted and discretionary uses and other matters currently existing for “Ag� and “R-3� districts are contained in the Red Deer County Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6. The uses being proposed for “DCD 25� are contained within amending Bylaw No. 2014/10

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A PUBLIC HEARING prior to further consideration of the proposed bylaws WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, County OfďŹ ce, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta (west of Hwy 2 on 32 Street / C&E Trail Overpass). The hearing will be conducted under the chairmanship of the County Mayor for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed bylaws. The hearing will be informal with persons wishing to speak being recognized through the Chair. Presenters will be requested to state their name and address for the record. If you prefer to submit comments on these bylaws in writing, the information you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The public may inspect: - a copy of the amending bylaws - a copy of the Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 by visiting our website at or at the County ofďŹ ce located at 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, during regular ofďŹ ce hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY.

We want to know what you think about backyard chickens, Red Deer. The following outlines the pilot project that was approved by Red Deer City Council: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Up to six chickens per household will be permitted, no roosters allowed. All chicken owners must register with The City as well as the *RYHUQPHQWRI$OEHUWD3UHPLVHV,GHQWLĂ€FDWLRQ3URJUDP 3,' 3URJUDP The City visited sites of each registrant to oversee the operation. The City will deal with complaints on an ongoing basis, through the Community Standards Bylaw.

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it’s because we only have a few months to do what is needed and we want to do our best to help navigate the closures,” said City Manager Craig Curtis. “So at this point I’d like to say it may not be easy, but it will be worth it.” The City has asked all residents to be patient with the construction projects as well as to take the projects into consideration when planning routes and daily commutes. The Taylor Dr. Improvement Project has already begun, with northbound traffic between 43 St. and the Taylor Dr. bridge down to one lane. The project is set to accommodate future

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growth of the downtown and Riverlands area by providing better accessibility for pedestrians by adding new intersections, sidewalks and enhanced crossings. With Taylor Dr. being one of the most used arterial routes in Red Deer, the City asks residents to attempt to avoid this high collision area during construction and use alternate routes. Even though there will be a temporary single lane bypass road it could easily become congested causing significant delays. The improvement of Taylor Dr. will be phased in over two years and will also include the widening of 43 St. and a new, simpler intersection at Taylor Dr. and Ross St. The 67 St. and 30 Ave. extension project will insert approximately 2 km of roadway onto 30 Ave. north as well as a 1 km extension of 67 St. east. This project also includes the insertion of a roundabout in the bend of 67 St. and 30 Ave. near the Clearview and Timberlands areas. The City stated that road closures on the existing 30 Ave. and 67 St. will be minimal with detour signs being posted in advance, however they still advise motorists to plan alternate routes around the construction. This project will not be completed until July of 2015 and is intended to facilitate growth and development in northeast Red Deer, officials say. A roundabout was chosen over a traditional intersection following a study done by the City which indentified several safety and operational benefits for this area which includes up to 80% fewer injuries and fatal

collisions, reduced operating speeds and conflict points, as well as the required land area would be significantly less. The 55 St. Improvement Project will involve the closure of 55 St. from 50 Ave. to 48 Ave. between approximately July 1st and Sept. 1st. The closure of these roads will allow for the replacement of water and sanitary services that are over 60 years old in the area, which will allow for further growth and development of the Riverlands and Railyards. The project will also add new sidewalks, pathways and a slight lane widening. “These challenges are necessary if we are to make progress,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Projects like these are a result of responding to the needs and priorities determined by Red Deerians and we need to maximize on the short construction season if we are to meet the transportation needs of our community.” The 55 St. project will total around $9.4 million with the Taylor Dr. project around $20 million and the 30 Ave./67 St. project around $36 million for a total of about $64 million. “Construction is about to get underway or has just begun,” said Curtis. “We want to be sure our residents, drivers, pedestrians and business alike all know where we are working, when, and for how long.” Residents can stay up to date with road closures by visiting or by calling the Taylor Drive Hotline at 403-406-8796.

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City moves forward with ambulance dispatch BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express City council agreed to endorse a letter of intent that establishes the vision principles for the negotiation of the satellite collaborative ambulance dispatch agreement at this week’s meeting. In February, the City along with Alberta Health Services announced a collaborative solution to retain dispatch in Red Deer while maintaining integrated fire and ambulance emergency response. The province’s decision to reconsider some aspects of their plan for centralized dispatch came on the heels of many communities advocating for a new proposal. The initial decision to centralize ambulance dispatch stemmed from a recommendation by the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) in early March 2013 and would have seen Red Deer served by the Calgary dispatch service. The announcement in February confirms there will no longer be a transfer for dispatch to Calgary and that Red Deer will provide backup dispatch services for the province. Since that agreement in principle was reached, City administration has been working with officials from AHS to capture the intent of this principle in writing. The vision principles include ‘one province, one system’ which states that the ground ambulance dispatching service delivery model is seamless, borderless and patient-focused serving all Albertans. The principles also include ‘partnership,

collaboration, understanding, accountability and stakeholder engagement.’ Elaine Vincent, the City’s director of development services told council that Red Deer’s 9-1-1 emergency communications provides dispatch services to more than nine EMS agencies and 68 fire departments. “We service over 320,000 citizens within Central Alberta. We currently dispatch over 20,000 EMS incidents per year and we have the tools, technologies and the staff to carry out this work efficiently and effectively.” The City of Red Deer service area extends from Nordegg to the west, Acadia Valley to the east, Ponoka County in the north and to Brooks in the south. “Anytime 9-1-1 is dialed in this area for police, fire or ambulance, it is answered out of our state of the art communications centre,” said Vincent. Councillor Lynne Mulder said this agreement with the province in terms of ambulance dispatch is a highlight for her since first being elected to City council. “I really liked what happened, I like that the province heard us – although we were a little frustrated initially, we didn’t give up,” she said. “I think we proved that we can, when we are tenacious enough, move forward. The wonderful thing for me is that we didn’t do this so that we could win against the province, we did it so that we could win for our community. “This is a win for our community and our citizens.”

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Mayor Tara Veer agreed. “The victory really does belong to the City staff who have worked so hard on this. Council was strong and resolute in your position and you were tenacious and not for political purposes but because it was the right thing to do.

“It was for the health and safety of the citizens both locally and in our region,” she said. City council voted unanimously in favour of endorsing the letter of intent on Monday.

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POLICE BRIEFS NEW COMMANDER ANNOUNCED Red Deer RCMP and the City of Red Deer have announced the appointment of the new RCMP detachment commander for Red Deer. Insp. Scott Tod has been appointed to the position and will move to Red Deer from Wetaskiwin at a date to be announced soon. Tod has 25 years of service with the RCMP; he spent 22 years in British Columbia at six different postings, and

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has been the detachment commander for Wetaskiwin RCMP for the past three years. He was born and raised in Edmonton and Red Deer will be his fifth detachment command.

PREDATORS AROUND BARS Police are warning the public after two females were assaulted after leaving a bar over the weekend. At 2:40 a.m. on April 11 RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding an assault on

a female. The female entered what she believed to be a taxi that was waiting outside the bar with legitimate taxis. The male driver led the victim to believe he was operating a taxi, then proceeded to drive in a direction other than the address given him. The suspect then requested sex. When the victim attempted to jump out, the suspect tried to restrain her, but she was successful in evading him. The van was green and similar in appearance to lo-

cal taxi vans, though it is described as not having a business name on the vehicle. The suspect is described as around 30-years-old, dark complexion, unknown height, clean-shaven, shorter black hair, and wearing a dark-coloured shirt with a collar. The victim spoke with an accent, possibly East Indian. On April 13 at 10:15 p.m., RCMP responded to a complaint regarding a male who offered a ride to a female leaving a bar. The suspect gained the victim’s trust

by stating they had mutual friends and were going to the same destination. Once was inside the vehicle, the suspect refused to let the victim out and became aggressive. The victim jumped from the vehicle when it was stopped at a red light. The male suspect in this incident is described as a Caucasian male, 55 to 60-years-old, approximately 6’ tall, medium build, short grey/white hair, no glasses, tattoos or piercings, and a wrinkly face. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer white Ford F350 truck. RCMP do not believe these incidents are related.


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A crash on the QE II Hwy. sent one man to hospital with minor injuries. On April 10 at 5:45 p.m. Innisfail Traffic Services was dispatched to a vehicle rollover in the median of the QEII Hwy. at the Hwy. 27 overpass. It was determined that a SB 1989 Ford Thunderbird, driven by a 51-year-old male, had entered the centre median via a small gap between the end of the cable barrier system, and the start of a solid guardrail protecting a large pole that supports an overhead sign. The Thunderbird barely missed this large, unforgiving pole as it bounced between the guardrails and eventually rolled, coming to rest upside down between the northbound and southbound lanes. The male driver, of Airdrie, was transported to Olds Hospital by EMS, where he was treated for a small laceration, and released. The male was wearing a seatbelt; alcohol and speed were not factors. The male was charged for driving without due care and attention under the Traffic Safety Act as he admittedly fell asleep at the wheel. Of note, members on scene observed an alarming number of drivers passing the collision scene taking photos via cell phones. Several license plates were taken down, and the registered owners can expect distracted driving tickets in the mail.


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Cody Dheilly-Labelle, 26, of Red Deer, is wanted for a drug-related charge following a drug trafficking investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT). ALERT’s Red Deer Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP and K Division RCMP Emergency Response Team, executed three search warrants within the City on April 3rd. Two people were arrested at an apartment in south Red Deer, while a range of drugs was seized in the search of the apartment and two storage lockers located on the north side. Over $40,000 worth of drugs was seized, including more than 1kg of marijuana, 641g of cannabis resin, 477g of psilocybin, 83 oxycodone tablets and nearly 4kg of an unidentified substance believed to be a cutting agent. In addition to the drugs, $1,230 in cash proceeds of crime was seized. The two people arrested, Nigel Dheilly-Mattiuzzi, 26, and Jessica Ruddick, 22, face a combined eight drug-related charges. Dheilly-Mattiuzzi also faces additional charges of possession of property

obtained by crime and two counts of possession of ammunition while prohibited. A warrant has been issued for Dheilly-Labelle for charges of possession of the purpose of trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana. If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts they are asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-4062300.

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Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday April 17 @ 7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight Good Friday April 18 @ 11:00am & 3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday April 19 @ 8:00pm Easter Vigil

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Easter Sunday April 20 @ 9:00am & 11:00am Holy Mass

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Holy Week Services in our Community

Gaetz Memorial United Church Sharing Faith, Serving Community 4758 Ross Street

Easter Services at Gaetz Memorial United Church Maundy Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 p.m. Good Friday, April 18 – 10:30 a.m. Scripture Readings and special music. Coffee & Hot Cross Buns following the service provided by UCW (United Church Women) Easter Sunday, April 20 - 7 a.m. Sunrise Service with breakfast to follow - 10:30 a.m. Intergenerational Service with special music by Sanctuary Choir and Golden Gaetz Handbells

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HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE Holy Thursday (April 17) 7:00 p.m. Good Friday (April 18) 10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Easter Vigil (April 19) 8:30 p.m. Easter Sunday (April 20) 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

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CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS MORE MONEY GRANTED FOR GAMES BID City council has approved an additional $60,000 to bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Last November, during the 2013 capital budget deliberations, council approved $200,000 for the development of a bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Because only two communities bid, the ‘bid fee deposit’ required by each community is higher. Expenses related to the development of the bid are also more than originally anticipated. The additional money will be funded from the Housing Major Events Reserve in the amount of $17,160.73 and the remainder of funding will come from the Tax Stabilization Reserve in the amount of $42,839.27. “We’re mid-way through the bid work and on behalf of council I want to thank some of our great volunteers on the

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Winter Games bid committee. We are under the direction of Lyn Radford – certainly hardworking and doing everything they can to bring that bid to Red Deer,” said Councillor Dianne Wyntjes, who sits as the council representative on the 2019 Canada Winter Games bid committee for Red Deer. “I support the additional investment and hopefully we can bring it home and celebrate in the coming months.”

EXTENSION ON CAT LOAN Red Deer City council voted in favour of extending a loan to a local theatre group. Last July Central Alberta Theatre requested that the City forgive their outstanding loan in the amount of $30,764.93 to support their ongoing sustainability. In 2011, CAT opened City Centre Stage in the building that was formerly the Uptown Cinema. The project was planned to house CAT’s dinner theatre

productions and other performances. Due to construction overages and safety code challenges, the leasehold expenses for this space placed CAT in a high debt load situation which led to a financial shortfall for operations. During the project development, the City loaned CAT $40,000 towards the installation of a sprinkler system. The terms of the loan agreement signed in 2011 was a four-year term at 5.33% per annum with annual payments. CAT made one payment in 2012 on this loan in the amount of $11,367.07. Administration recommended that the terms of CAT’s loan be renegotiated. The new term will extend CAT’s loan repayment to seven years at 2.963% for an annual payment of $4,931.08. Council voted unanimously in favour of the recommendation.

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Three measles cases confirmed in City Students at Mattie McCullough Elementary School among those exposed BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Three cases of measles have been confirmed in Red Deer. Last week, Alberta Health Services identified a probable case of measles in the Central Zone and is advising of potential exposures. This case has since been confirmed. “What we’ve seen since January in Alberta is a couple of pockets of small amounts of spread,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Central Zone Medical Officer of Health. “In general we do have a population for the most part that is immunized. What we’re a little bit concerned about is that if there is a group that is not protected and it starts to spread more widely in that group and we start to see more cases. “Measles is a serious disease and we are very concerned with spread so we are doing everything we can to prevent that.” One location of exposure was Mattie McCullough El-

ementary School. “The entire school was considered exposed with how contagious measles is. We’ve been following up and our first priority are people within the school who don’t have two doses of measles containing vaccine because they would be the people that we would consider susceptible to measles,” said Hinshaw. “This is the exposure site of highest concern because it will have the most people that will be the most exposed. We are working closely with the school and school board to ensure the people who are susceptible at that school are protected.” AHS said individuals who have attended the following locations on the dates and times may have been exposed to measles. These include Mattie McCullough Elementary on April 4, 8 and 9 from 8:40 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Abbey Master Builder Centre in Blackfalds on April 5 from noon to 3 p.m. and the Village Mall Medical Clinic on

April 9 from 8:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Individuals who were in these locations in the noted time frames may be at risk for developing measles. These individuals are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms. If symptoms of measles do develop, these individuals are advised to stay home and call Health Link Alberta (1-866-408-5465) before visiting any health care facility or provider. Symptoms of measles include a fever of 38.3C or higher; and cough, runny nose and/or red eyes; and a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after fever starts, beginning behind the ears and on the face and spreading down the body and then to the arms and legs. Measles is an extremely contagious disease, spread through the air. Though there is no treatment for measles, it can be prevented through immunization. Hinshaw said it is important for parents to vacci-

nate their children. “When people choose not to vaccinate, their children are susceptible to measles which is highly

contagious,” she said. “At the moment we are most concerned for those people who don’t have full protection for their own health

and wellbeing and we are trying to protect them. Our secondary concern is protecting others as well.”

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fyi EVENTS Cleaning house or have spare time? Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s 2014 equipment and volunteer needs are as follows: white truck topper, jack and wheel wrench for a 2006 Dodge Dakota Sport, industrial quality blender/food processor, boat safety (bailer, waterproof flashlight, whistle,15m heaving line with buoy), multi-function yard maintenance tractor, mechanic for light maintenance on Centre’s vehicles and committee members for various events. All donations qualify for an income tax deductible receipt and are very much appreciated. For a complete Wish List please visit www. or call 403-728-3467. Bingo schedule for the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta - volunteers need to be at the Red Deer Bingo Hall by 10:30 a.m. Evening bingos: volunteers need to be at Red Deer Bingo Hall by 4:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows –May 31, June 4 (all evenings); July 13 (afternoon); Aug. 28, Sept. 22, Oct. 2 and Nov. 12 (evenings). Bingo coordinators are Karen Gough: 403-340-3249 or by email; or Emily Hillis at 403-342-6602or by email Shalom Counselling is offering a number of upcoming workshops including the Power to Parent workshop will take place Saturdays from April 26 – May 3. Cost is $85 per person or $165 per couple. Discover why children of all ages need to be in right relationship to the adults responsible for them. Another workshop is Bringing Baby Home on May 3 and 4 at the Red Deer Hospital. Cost is $180 per couple and babies over three months old are welcome. The final workshop is Downsizing and Moving Forward – a course for baby boomers, seniors and those helping parents downsize. It will take place on May 24 from 9 – 1 p.m. and the cost is $50 per person. To register for any workshop call 403-342-0339. Lacombe Farmers Market will have a special Easter sale on

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April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. There will be lots of homemade Easter baking, eggs, crafts, woodwork, honey, jams, perogies and lots more goodies. Call 403-782-4772 or 403-8771280 for more information. Multi Church Seniors Luncheon April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $8 pay at the door. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall Living Stones Church Guest speaker: David Q. ‘The origin of hymns.’ Bring a friend and neighbour. Annual St. George’s Day Tea April 27 at 2 p.m. at Red Deer Legion. Tickets $5 available at Legion reception. Entertainment, food and fun.

Bower Community Association upcoming events at the Bower Hall (85 Boyce St.) April 28 lawn care equipment - 7 to 8 p.m. Learn about your lawn mower, rototiller, etc. Phone Jesse at 403-877-1436 for information. Innisfail Town Theater, which is celebrating its 35th season this year, is proud to announce the group will be performing Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell, for its spring production. The show will run April 24 through May 10 at the Ol’ Moose Hall in Innisfail. Tickets are available at the Leg Man, 5036 50th St. (Main St.), Innisfail. The Springbrook Archers have started Saturdays from 9-12 at

members to lead and strengthen our organization including strategic management and board level governance. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month, for a three-year term and are interested in exploring this opportunity, call Liz or Sandy at 403309-8215 or email Red Deer Table Tennis Club playing every Friday nights between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Michener Recreation Centre gymnasium. Drop in fee $10. Contact Tom at 403-872-7222. The Red Deer Chamber Singers has resumed its practice schedule at Sunnybrook United Church (12 Stanton St.) Prac-

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The Red Deer Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus present their spring show Moms and Their Boys – a tribute to mothers on May 2 at 7 p.m. at Living Stones Church. Special guest appearances will include Timelines (Evergreen Champion quartet) and also the Lindsay Thurber High School Chamber Choir. Tickets are $20 (children under 12 are free). They are available from David at 403-3421318, Rob at 403-782-3744, Ron at 403-789-6489 and at the door. Visit The annual Spring Inventory Reduction Sale runs May 3 for Dress For Success. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Kaylor Building (4917 – 48 St.) Proceeds support the Dress For Success program in Central Alberta. For more information, call 403-597-8769.


the Springbrook Multiplex for ages four to adults. For more information, check out Facebook - Springbrook Archers. Board members needed for the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society - key qualities are: 1. Enjoy volunteering, 2. Concerned about individuals suffering from a brain injury, 3. Commitment to serve three hrs per month; 4. Opportunity to use your talents and skills. If you need more information contact Lorraine at 403-3413463 or Jean at 403-350-7260. The first annual Charity Golf Classic in support of Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta will take place June 26 at the Innisfail Golf Club. To register call Patti at 403-340-2007 etx. 105 or by email at Family Services of Central Alberta is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board

tices are held each Tuesday and 30/11/12 28/02/13 10:17 2:51 AM PM will culminate with the annual Spring Concert to be held at Sunnybrook United Church on May 24, commencing at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sadie Braun at 403-347-5166. Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. Visit Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony,

a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at Learn to foxtrot, two-step, polka, waltz, and more. Town and Country Dance Club has started dance lessons. A Step Above Basic at 7 p.m. followed by Basic Social Dance at 8 p.m. Classes run for six weeks in Red Deer. Only $35 per person. For more information and to pre-register please call Doug or Doris at 403-728-3333 or email Central Alberta Singles Dances runs April 26, May 10, May 24, June 21, July 12, July 26, Aug. 16, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 13 and Dec. 27. Dances run at the Innisfail Legion Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m., with music starting at 8:30 p.m. For information, call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Murray at 403-357-8022. Everyone is welcome. Red Deer Catholic Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring Fundraising Gala to be held on May 21 at the Black Knight Inn. This year’s event will feature Canadian Football of Fame Inductee Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons. Tickets are $150 and available from the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre, by phone, online or in-person. Bicycle auction - Sylvan Lake and District Lions Club annual bicycle auction will be held at the Lions Hall (5119 - 50A Ave.) in Sylvan Lake on May 10 at 11 a.m. To donate bikes please call 403887-3776 or 403-877-5364. Thursday night dances continue at the Golden Circle at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-346-3896, 403347-6165 or 403-986-7170.

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Week of April 16 - April 23, 2014 Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge singles meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge partners meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. Golden Circle 4620-47 A Ave. 403-343-6074. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. For more information, call 403-346-4043.

Never seem to have enough money in the bank? Do you wish you could find a way to pay down debt? We also cover topics such as How to Improve Credit and Setting Financial Goals. For more information, call 403-343-6400 or register online at Living Well with a mental illness is open to anyone in Central Alberta with an interest in mental health. This includes people with a mental illness, their friends, family members, and the general public. Attendance is limited to 15 participants. To register call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. This free course is co-sponsored by CMHA,

Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7 p.m. Cover charge $7. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. Meat draw every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Elks Lodge. 403-346-3632.

SEMINARS Family Services of Central Alberta presents Managing My Money. Are you stressing about how to manage your money? Do you make impulsive purchases?

40 Holmes St. Weigh-in occurs ccurs between 6:15 and 6:45, Program rogram starts from 7- 8 p.m. Drop in for a free evening or call Trevor or Richelle at 403-986-2817.

The Red Deer Celiac Support Group will holding our meetings the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5211 – 22 St. in Red Deer. We offer information and support on celiac symptoms, diagnosing, gluten free diet and products. 2014 meeting schedule May 20, June 17, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18. The group also has an awareness table set up at the Red Deer hospital the fourth Tuesday of every month as well. For information call Fay 403-347-

TOPS – Take off Pounds Sensibly – start the New Year by joining us and being in shape for summer! We meet every Monday in the basement of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Weigh-in occurs between 6 and 6:45 p.m., program starts from 7 to 8 p.m. Drop in for a free evening or call Kathleen at 587-272-2727. The MS Society of Central Alberta hosts a MOMS Group – a recreational based support group for moms diagnosed with MS or liv-



Red Deer Montessori presents ‘Flyin’ Bob’ April 27 - 1:30 p.m. at Lindsey Thurber in the main gym. This show is open to all preschool students that attend or have attended Red Deer Montessori Preschool. Please email if your family will be attending. Do you have an interest in singing for seniors? The Tony Connelly Singers celebrate their goal by preparing 10 programs each year filled with oldies, newer music, sing-a-long and instrumental highlights with a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. We practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday morning, September to June at the Downtown House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316.

ing April 23, at 7 p.m. at the L.D.S. Church (3002 - 47 Ave. in Bower). Sue Barnsley will be speaking about Scottish Family History: Beyond the Basics. For more information contact Mary Joan at 403-346-3886.


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MEETINGS The Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society is holding their monthly meet-

3248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351. The Calgary Chapter will be hosting the 2014 National Celiac Convention in Calgary at the Telus Convention Center May 30-June 1. For information or registration visit http://www.calgaryceliac. caemail info or call 403-237-0304. There are also support groups in Rocky Mountain House and Stettler. Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society general meeting runs April 24 at 7 p.m., Benalto Leisure Centre, Ag. Grounds. Guest Speaker: Cst. Bruce Mann, CN Police, Calgary. Topic: Metal Theft Awareness and Role of CN Police. BARCWS Law Enforcement Partners in attendance. For more information, call Yvette a 403-746-3429. Start the new year by joining us and being in shape for summer! We meet every Monday in the basement of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd,

ing with someone diagnosed with MS who have young children. Monthly activities – locations vary. For more information, email Brenda.anderson@mssociety. ca or call 403-346-0290. Central Alberta Photographic Society meets first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Circle through April. Photographers of all levels are welcomed in a social atmosphere for the sharing of techniques, knowledge and experiences. There seems to be support groups for just about anything these days, however when searching for a support group for widows and widowers five years ago, there was nothing in place... so a few of us started one. We meet twice a month. The first Friday of every month we meet at the Black Knight Inn at the restaurant at 6 p.m. for a chance to eat and socially engage. The third Friday of each month we

meet at the First Christian Reformed church located at 16 McVicar St. at 7 p.m. for our regular scheduled meetings. If you are widowed or know of someone who is widowed and looking for place to connect, you can email us at or call 403-755-0977 or drop in on a Friday as mentioned above. The Parkland Handweavers Guild meets the second Monday of the month (not July or August) at Sunnybrook Farm at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers welcome. For more information contact reddeerweavers@, Darlene 403-7493054, Margaret 403-346-8289, Amy at 403-309-4026. Legion Ladies Auxilary monthly meetings run the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Alberta Room, Red Deer Legion. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and to advocate a proficient and well-equipped Air Force in Canada. 703 Wing in Red Deer provides a forum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people. 703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Please contact President Al Low at 403-341-3253 or for more. Writers’ Ink, the Red Deer and District writers group for authors of all genres 18 years and older meets every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Small membership and drop-in fees apply. First 3 visits free. For more information please contact Judith at (403) 309-3590.

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Expo supports Little Warriors BY KALISHA MENDONSA Red Deer Express Red Deer will have the chance to ‘Spring Into Summer’ during an expo fundraiser on April 26 in support of Little Warriors. Each year, two events are hosted by LUX Events that include an exposition for vendors during which funds are collected for a charity - A ‘Spring Into Summer’ expo and a ‘Fall Into Winter’ expo. “The donations from the Expo will be used for helping people taking the program. We provide books and learning materials and certiďŹ cates for people when they complete the program,â€? says Jane Waldron, a program co-ordinator for Little Warriors. The spring expo will be held at the iHotel on 67th St. The program mentioned is a workshop that teaches adults how to recognize, react to and prevent child sexual abuse. The information Little Warriors provides allows adults to be aware of issues such as rates of abuse, symptoms of abuse and how to protect children from abuse. “The thing about us is that we are here to get information to adults in the community. The more people can talk about child sexual abuse, the less it happens.â€? Melissa Flinn, a manager with LUX Events, says the way their company is raising funds is mainly through a door prize that show-goers buy tickets for. “We have tons of different door prizes. We have gift certiďŹ cates, diaper cases, candles; there are usually around 25-30 door prizes that we do rafe off,â€? says Flinn.

“Within the door prizes, we have a night stay at a jacuzzi suite at the iHotel, which is awesome, because who doesn’t want to just get away even if it’s still in Red Deer.â€? LUX Events has reached the community via facebook to decide on a charity to sponsor. Flinn says the event is open to all ages, and includes vendors for moms, dads and kids. Waldron says being chosen as the beneďŹ ciary of the funds is attering, and Little Warriors will beneďŹ t from each donation. As a non-proďŹ t charity, Little Warriors must accept donations and sponsorship in order to buy program guides, certiďŹ cates, textbooks and other materials to allow people in the community to take their program. After the program is complete, participants receive a certiďŹ cate of completion, which can be used for continuing education credits, and serves as a reminder of the proactive lessons from Little Warriors. “Awareness is power,â€? says Waldron. “I was a police ofďŹ cer for 20 years. Having met lots of (abuse) survivors, I know how devastating it can be.â€? This is the third annual Spring Into Summer Expo. Admission and parking are free. While awaiting the announcement of door prize winners, shoppers can browse over 55 unique vendors. There are vendors speciďŹ c to women and moms, some for dads and some for kids. Marylou Speelman will be at the expo on behalf of Little Warriors, providing information, handouts and answering questions about how to become involved in the organization.


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Celebrating the Library’s centennial This year marks an important milestone in our community’s history. It was one 100 years ago, on April 23, 1914, that the Red Deer Public Library was formally established.


DAWE Central Alberta already had a long history of libraries, going back to the early 1890s when the Tindastoll Icelandic debating society (Lestrarfelgith Ithun) started a small library near the hamlet of Markerville. Red Deer opened a public reading room in the Michener Block in 1902, but the building was destroyed by ďŹ re in September 1904. In the spring of 1909, Dr. Henry George established a library in conjunction with his museum on the northwest corner of Ross St. and Nanton (48) Ave. However, a $1 per year membership fee was required to use the library. There was also a charge of ďŹ ve cents per book borrowed. Meanwhile, in March 1907, the provincial government passed the Public Libraries Act. It set the rules for the creation of municipal tax-supported public libraries. A petition containing the signatures at least 10% of the ratepayers had to be submitted to the local municipal council. The council could then draw up an authorizing bylaw. Once these requirements were met, the new library was eligible for a matching grant from the provincial government, up to a maximum of $300 per year.

In early January, 1914, the executive of the Red Deer Horticultural Society appointed J.F. Boyce and A.W.G. Allen to be a special committee to initiate the creation of a tax-supported public library in Red Deer. On Feb. 26, 1914, Mr. Boyce and Mr. Allen appeared before City council to solicit their support. The councillors were very receptive to the idea. Mr. Boyce then spearheaded the drive to secure the necessary number of signatures on the required petition. The response from the community was very strong. By early March, Mr. Boyce had more than enough signatures. On March 12, City council ofďŹ cially accepted the petition and directed that a bylaw be drafted. The ratepayers expressed their overwhelming approval in a special vote held on April 14 by a margin of 62 to 10. On Thursday, April 23, 1914, Red Deer City council gave third and ďŹ nal reading to the library by-law.

The Red Deer Public Library was now ofďŹ cially established. J.F. Boyce was appointed to be the ďŹ rst chair, with H.H. Gaetz appointed as the ďŹ rst secretary-treasurer. Mayor Stan Carscallen and Councillor J. T. Watson were selected as the City council representatives. Francis Whitehouse, a local banker and prominent member of the local Alberta Natural History Society, was the appointed as the ďŹ fth member of the library board. One of the ďŹ rst issues to be tackled was a location for the library. Given that Red Deer was mired in a recession, no plans were made to construct a library building in the foreseeable future. Instead, an agreement was struck with the Red Deer Board of Trade (Chamber of Commerce) to use, rent free, a portion of the Board’s ofďŹ ces on the west end of City Hall. There was also the issue of ďŹ nances. The City agreed to provide an annual grant of $350, to be

matched by the provincial libraries grant of $300. The Village of North Red Deer also made a grant of $50. The Alberta Natural History Society donated $40, the Horticultural Society gave $15 and the Red Deer Women’s Institute contributed $10.25. The Red Deer Local of the Socialist Party gave $25, while the general public donated another $300. Ina Greene was hired to be the ďŹ rst librarian. On Friday, Nov. 6, 1914, the Public Library opened for the registration of members and issuance of library cards. The Library began the loaning of books on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Nov. 7. Alberta’s third public library was now in full operation. On April 23, the Red Deer Public Library will be holding a centennial birthday party. Details on the event are available by contacting the Library or by viewing the web site at www.rdpl. org/link.

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CITY BRIEFS RDC WINE TASTING FESTIVAL Tickets are still available for RDC’s Alumni Wine Tasting Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event once again features a selection of fine wines and delectable food samplings prepared by some of Central Alberta’s finest dining establishments. All samplings are included in the ticket price and an onsite liquor store, courtesy of Chateau Wine & Spirits, will be stocked with selections from the event. The event also features raffle prizes including coolers of wine, an iPad Mini, and the grand prize, a California winery tour package, which includes airfare and accommodations. The Alumni Wine Tasting Festival is presented by True-Line Homes and the RDC Alumni Association. True-Line Homes’ event sponsorship has resulted in the creation of the True-Line Endowment which produces two scholarships per year for RDC trades and business students. Proceeds from the event also fund other scholarship and alumni programs. The Festival gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 in the Cenovus Energy Learning Common (Room 2909, Red Deer College Main Campus). Tickets are available from RDC cashiers, downtown at Sunworks (4924 Ross St.) and online at the

GREEN DEER UNDERWAY Residents are encouraged to participate in Green Deer 2014, an annual City cleanup that started on April 14 and runs until June 15. “When winter melts away, trash and litter are exposed. Green Deer helps to keep our community beautiful for everyone to enjoy,” said Suzanne Jubb, community and program facilitator. “Every year brings us closer to our goal of a litter-free Red Deer.” Neighbours, friends and coworkers can work together, challenge each other, and show their commitment to the environment by choosing an area of the City to clean. Cigarette butts do not biodegrade and account for almost 30% of litter collected. To help combat the problem, the City has collaborated with Century Vallen to give away 1,000 free pocket ashtrays once again as part of this year’s Green Deer campaign. “Many people don’t realize that cigarette butts do not disappear,” said Jubb. “In fact, the buildup of plastic filters and chemicals from cigarette butts is toxic to the animals, plants, and water around us.” People can register for the Green Deer program by calling 403-309-8411 or visiting the Recreation Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre or Collicutt Centre. Every group registered is entered into a draw to win a barbecue and a barbecue event.

by Erin Fawcett A Green Deer toolkit is available on the City’s web site for groups wanting to challenge other community groups. “Together, we can make our City a little better than when we found it, leaving a cleaner, greener Red Deer,” said Jubb. The Green Deer annual kickoff barbeque is set for April 28 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the Parkland Mall parking lot. Residents planning to register for Green Deer can attend the event.

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ENTERTAINMENT Winnipeg-based folk/blues band heads to City Sweet Alibi performs tomorrow evening at The Hideout BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A critically acclaimed trio has joined forces with three other musicians and has recently set off on tour across western Canada. Sweet Alibi plays The Hideout on April 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show at 9 p.m. The stop in Red Deer is part of their tour to promote the band’s sophomore release We’ve Got To. The Winnipeg-based band, which was formed more than four years ago, includes Jess Rae Ayre (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Amber Rose Quesnel (vocals, guitar, ukulele) and Michelle Anderson (vocals, banjo). Hitting the road with them is Alasdair Dunlop (bass), Alex Campbell (keyboard) and Jake Bell (percussion). Multi-instrumentalists Sweet Alibi are no strangers to national touring, spending more than half the year playing clubs and festivals across Canada. This time, they are heading west as a sixpiece band for a series of dates in Alberta and B.C., Red Deer included. Armed with ‘fortress-like harmonies’, this Winnipeg-based band ‘grabs your heart and won’t let go’. Their new album entitled We’ve Got To, which was produced by Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities, is a folk-pop opus which includes soulful beats, bluegrass instrumentation and powerfully introspective lyrics. Their live performance is anything but somber, though. Expect to be singing along long after the show is over. Each of the three core members brings their own musical influence to the table including Ayre’s soul-blues, Anderson’s jazz-classical and Quesnel’s folk-bluegrass. Recently, Sweet Alibi has had a


number of accomplishments including their single I’ll Wait peaking at number four in the CBC Radio 2 top 20. The single remained in the top 20 for nine weeks. They were also International Songwriting Competition semi-finalists for I’ll Wait and they also received a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination for their self-titled debut album. As for Ayre, she said she has always had an interest in music. “I was shy when I was younger so I got my first bit of experience being on stage in drama class and theatre and I would sing in choirs in high school,” she said, during a recent chat. “Right out of high school Michelle and I had another little band with another group of friends. We would pick up instruments and got our first taste of the band setting and we played our favourite cover songs – it was a fun little time in our lives.” Inspiration for new songs comes from a variety of areas for the band, but Ayre said it’s through their peers that they see the most inspiration these days. “I would say recently in the last couple of years, the more we have been touring we meet a lot of independent artists and we’ll get their CDs and we’ll play them in the car when we’re on tour. We actually listen to a lot of other independent artists and together that is a big percentage of what we listen to as a group,” she said. Ayre said what makes Sweet Alibi unique is the different sounds of each musician in the band. “We all have our own style. I would say I have more of a bluesy-soul voice where Amber is more on the folk side. It’s nice to have the variety in our influences because it gives it that excitement of different sounds of voices and


EXPRESSION - Winnipeg-based band Sweet Alibi will play The Hideout April 17. different styles of singing. It’s not just one distinct sound that we have,” she said. “Now that we’ve been touring I think our sound has developed a lot more.” Meanwhile, Ayre said Sweet Alibi is excited to be on tour. “I can speak for all of us and say that the people we meet along

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were mostly from the Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church. The pianist was Adolf Opdendries from Red Deer. In the spring of 1989 the Choir was invited to join other Alberta men’s choirs in Calgary to sing a set of songs, which they all performed in different ways. From that beginning the group grew to 60 voices from 19 churches and 12 denominations. The directors and pianists have changed over the years. The choir started under the direction of Tolsma followed by Carolyn Neufeld, Dale Dickau, and it is currently being directed by Larry Johnson. The pianists have also changed over the years starting with Opdendries, Dawn Tuininga, Ruth Hafso, Neufeld, Sharon Dickau, Bev McIvar, John Stoutley, Dale Dickau, Joan Tancock-Polino and presently Brenda Klosse. The men have shared their music in a number of locations as well from Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Wetaskiwin to Caroline, Ponoka, Rimbey, Bentley, Red Deer, Lacombe, Stettler and Rocky among others. “I absolutely love it,” explains Allan. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a good practice or a bad one, the music just speaks to the heart. It’s the same with a lot of the music that we sing – it’s got a message.” Check out www.parklandmenschoir. com or call Larry at 403-782-1443, Allan at 403-885-4379 or Clarence at 403-343-2577.

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DILIGENT DRUMMERS – St. Francis of Assisi Middle School Grade 9 leadership students Eric Doktor, Klayton Sandquist and Kate Pasula were among a group who had the opportunity to take part in a drumming class by a visiting instructor.

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Points to talk to your personal trainer about If you’ve been thinking of getting started with a local personal trainer so that you can move one step closer to reaching your end goals, one thing that you must make sure to do is meet up with them beforehand to go over some key points that will help ensure that you see the best results possible. Remember, your trainer is not a mind reader, therefore if you are not keeping them wellinformed, they may not be able to tailor those sessions as well as they could to your body. Let’s show you the main points that you should be discussing with them. First, it’s important that you talk to them about your past workout experience. If you are


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rent injuries that you may have as well or have suffered from in the past. In some cases, injuries can be quite chronic so if you were suffering before, there is a higher chance that you may start suffering again in the future if certain exercises are performed. By talking to them about this, they can stay away from select movements that could cause you issues. If you have an injury, then they need to know about this as well as that is a definite limitation as you go about your workout sessions. Another thing to talk to your trainer about is the preferences you have for fitness. Don’t be afraid to let them know. For example, if you hate running, speak up or you may find

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what it is that you want to accomplish during your workout sessions with them, the better they can make sure that the program they choose for you is going to meet those needs. It’s also a good idea that you talk to them about any diet you are using to reach those goals as well as the diet you are using can influence how much and the intensity of exercise they prescribe you. So make sure before you get started with your personal trainer, you sit down with them and go over these points. It will help you ensure that you get the workout you want and are able to see the best results possible. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.

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Death by measles in this day and age? How would you react if your unvaccinated child or grandchild died from measles? No doubt your response would be one of agonizing grief. What you wouldn’t know is that this personal tragedy did not have to happen in 2014. Unfortunately, I bet not one doctor in a thousand knows how Dr. Frederick Klenner successfully treated this viral infection over 60 years ago.

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no specific antiviral treatment for this highly infectious disease. It was wrong. This newspaper editor committed a major error by not reading history. Worldwide measles has been, in the past, one of the major causes of death among children. It’s estimated before the measles vaccine became available nearly three million children died every year from this disease.

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Today, in this country about 95% of children are vaccinated against measles. But in some areas the rate drops as low as 50% making these children highly susceptible to infection. Particularly, when they travel abroad and bring the virus back home or when foreigners carry it to North America. Now, several cases of measles have appeared in various parts of Canada. Measles should not be looked on as a minor disease, as death occurs in about 1-2% of cases. Moreover, the complications are far from minor ones. Some children develop pneumonia, severe diarrhea and dehydration, encephalitis with swelling of the brain and in some cases blindness. What a tragedy when a vaccine to eradicate it has been available for years! So who is Dr. Klenner? He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1936 and entered private practice in Reidsville, South Carolina. He believed that natural remedies were safer than drugs. In the ‘Clinical Guide to

the Use of Vitamin C’, Dr. Lendon H. Smith outlines numerous cases on how Dr. Klenner quickly cured a variety of viral diseases by the use of intravenous Vitamin C. He reports of a ten month old baby with high fever, watery nose, dry cough, red eyes and rash characteristic of measles. Dr Klenner gave the baby 1,000 mg of Vitamin C every four hours and the temperature dropped, the cough stopped and the rash disappeared.   Another eight-year-old child with measles developed encephalitis, became    stuporous and responded only to pain. He cured the child by both intravenous and oral Vitamin C. A 23-year-old man with mumps developed swollen testicles, the size of tennis balls. After 1,000 mg of intravenous Vitamin C the pain subsided. During the next 24 hours he was given 2,000 mg of intravenous C every two hours. His fever returned to normal in 36 hours and he was up and about in 60 hours. Dr. Lendon Smith describes how Klenner dis-

covered that intravenous C could also dry up chicken pox lesions and subdue viral hepatitis. But Dr. Klenner’s most important study involved the polio epidemic of 194850. He treated 60 polio victims using intravenous doses of Vitamin C, up to 200,000 mg every 12 hours for four days. None developed paralysis. Vitamin C works by entering all cells where it neutralizes toxins and viruses. It’s been aptly said that, “Unless white blood cells are saturated with Vitamin C, they are like soldiers without bullets.” Critics claim that Vitamin C is ineffective. But they’re all making the same error of failing to use sufficient amounts for a sufficient period of time. Klenner’s advice to doctors was right to the point. He said he had never seen a patient who could not benefit by Vitamin C. He added that while doctors are pondering the diagnosis, they should be giving plenty of Vitamin C. See the web site

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CHAMPIONS – Lester Cudillo of the Red Deer & District Boxing Club defeated Mitchell Kubrek of the Avenue Boxing Club to become the provincial champion in the 54kg Junior C weight class. His twin brother Lowie Cudillo also took home a provincial championship in the 60kg weight class.

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Red Deer Bandits play host to long-running tourney BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express This past weekend Red Deer was ground zero for some of the best senior women’s hockey in this neck of the woods as the Red Deer Bandits hosted the longest running women’s hockey tournament in the country, the Western Shield which has been running 50-plus years. That’s about 20 years older than the average age of the players on the 10 teams from four provinces which took part but that landscape appears to be changing according to Bandits player Jenn Lunn. “In the last couple of years it’s just exploding with university kids coming back and playing on these teams,� said the for-

mer RDC Queens player. “I mean an example is us playing the Edmonton Velocity team. I looked through that roster and having worked for Hockey Alberta for a few years, almost every single kid on that team had come through our Team Alberta program.� Lunn says teams in Edmonton and Calgary have an advantage when it comes to recruiting players from the college and university squads in those centres and some of those players may be from Central Alberta which makes it tough. “Most kids from the Red Deer area, they go off to university in Edmonton or Calgary or where ever they go and they stay there. There aren’t many that come back.� She also pointed out with the advent

of the junior women’s team in the region it has made that program stronger but a team like the Bandits pays the price in some way. On the ip side of the issue is the fact some players do stick around for quite some time. Lunn says there are a handful of her RDC teammates from about a dozen years ago who are still with the Bandits and she added team captain Lori Krause to the list. “So the Bandits have been around for about 28 years, I think she’s almost been there that entire time and just can’t leave, doesn’t want to leave,â€? said Lunn. Another thing senor women’s teams have to deal with that the men don’t is when a player decides it’s time to start a family and then a real juggling act begins

with trying to deal with raising kids and getting to practice or games. Lunn says when it comes to the women’s game most of the players will play until a doctor says they can’t and for many they stay at a competitive level for longer than their male senior hockey counterparts. Part of that may have to do with the absence of the big, thunderous hits in the men’s game, although there is plenty of ‘incidental’ contact when the ladies take to the ice. She would like to see the game grow for women and ďŹ gures more exposure to the product, combined with an increased interest in coaching these female teams might be the ticket to draw more players to the rink.


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Sylvan Lake citizens anticipate new multiplex BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express For a town whose residents embrace the summer life, Sylvan Lakers appear to be very much behind the new multiplex destined for their community. The plans have been in the works for about a year and with the community into a growing phase right now, the timing couldn’t be better. “So we’ve had volunteers in place for both design and fundraising for the multiplex that will encompass hockey, curling, a seniors’ centre, a civic events centre, a children’s play space and if we’re able to work it right we will loop in the pool,” said Sean McIntyre, Sylvan Lake mayor. The fundraising aspect of this venture was given a

massive boost when local company Nexsource jumped to the front by cutting a cheque for $500,000 to be granted the naming rights to the new centre piece. “The facility is going to be named the Nexsource Centre,” said McIntyre. “A local company that has stepped up and said ‘we believe in this community so much we are here to put our money where our mouth is.’” The cost of the building is still to be determined but McIntyre said the Town is prepared for the price tag. In the end, it will be a place which will benefit current and future generations in the area of recreation. “We’re making decisions today that we need to make sure also make sense in 30 years,” he said. “If we’re creating standalone facilities they would all have their own lobby, their own bathroom, their own change rooms, their own kitchen facilities. By putting everything under

one roof we’re saving tax dollars today and as time moves on we’re saving maintenance dollars for the future.” The recent Hockeyville win for the Town will help but the call to action in order to get the votes to win has seemingly created a groundswell of community support for projects which benefits a vast majority of the population.

Canadian pride in playoffs The NHL playoff run is underway with 16 teams vying for the opportunity when they can sip bubbly from Lord Stanley’s mug.

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“Don’t Let the Miserable Foot Pain, Numbness, Tingling and Burning of Neuropathy Ruin Your Life!” Neuropathy can progress to extreme levels. It can ruin your life! I can still remember the day, like it was yesterday. Bob, a patient of mine, looked up at me and cried: “Dr. Waddell, what did I do to deserve this?” My eyes welled up. I strained to hold the tears back. I also remember Mel. The day before I met him, a surgeon had to cut off one of his toes. An anesthetic wasn’t necessary. Mel didn’t feel a thing. Can you imagine? It’s as if he had leprosy!

“When Doctors Suffer with Neuropathy – This is What They do!” Why do I understand what you are going through? How do I know your suffering? I know because I suffer with neuropathy nerve damage too. You see, I had a kidney transplant seven years ago and now take a palm full of anti-rejection drugs every day. These drugs are slowly killing my nerves. I am now FREE from pain, numbness, tingling and burning in my feet and hands and am able to sleep, go for a drive, walk, work, golf, putter in the garden and even ride my motorcycle. Someday, when I have grandkids, I’ll be able to get down on the floor and play with them. What about YOU? What would you do and enjoy if your neuropathy pain, numbness, tingling and burning were gone and…you could move and play? I can guarantee your life would be better than it is now! Many people, right now, are suffering needlessly. Neuropathy foot pain, numbness, tinging and burning are ruining their lives. They have given up

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CLAGGETT Only one of those teams, the Montreal Canadiens, made it to the post-season. Some are asking if we as Canadians have lost the right to claim hockey as our game while others despair that the cup won’t be coming to Canada. While it is true there is only one Canadian-based team in the post-season, the logic behind thinking we are doomed as a hockey nation is off the mark. A scan of some American-based hockey teams shows the rosters are stocked with more Canadians than Americans and players from across the pond. The top-ranked team

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BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley, 37471 Hwy 25, Red Deer County is seeking Cook $14.00/hr. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene, follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing. Kitchen Helper $11.00/hr. To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors, assist in prep. All positions are permanent, Full-time/Part-time, shift work & Weekends. Education: Above Secondary Work experience not essential, training provided. Fax resume to: 780-702-5051

HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South Gasoline Alley, 37471 Hwy 25, Red Deer County is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean & vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, Linens & Towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are permanent, Full-time/Part-time, shift work & Weekends. Education: Above Secondary Work experience not essential, training provided. Fax resume to: 780-702-5051

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Red Deer 2803 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, Linens & Towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are permanent, Full-time/Part-time, shift work & Weekends. Education: Above Secondary Work experience not essential, training provided. Fax resume to: 780-702-5051

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Farmers face challenges as growing season approaches As the April 30th crop insurance deadline approaches and farmers in Red Deer County prepare to seed their crops, an Alberta crop market analyst says grain growers will be facing some challenges this year.

Prices on most commodities, including wheat, canola, and barley, have dropped roughly 40% from the near-record prices Alberta farmers enjoyed last spring, said Charlie Pearson, a provincial crop market analyst with Alberta

Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD). Meanwhile input costs to grow a crop, such as fertilizer, seed, herbicides, and fungicides, haven’t dropped proportionately – creating a cost-price squeeze that is forcing farmers to really

sharpen their pencils as they prepare for the growing season, he said. A review of crop costs between January 2013 and 2014 shows fertilizer prices fell 10% to 15%, but have now climbed back to last year’s February levels due in part to seasonal demand, notes Jason Wood, a production crop economist with ARD. Diesel fuel has increased 13%, but producers will be pleased to hear most seed costs and chemical prices have held steady, said Wood, noting treated canola seed varieties have increased 2% to 14%. “Margins will be a lot tighter than the last few years. Farmers will have to assess every input they use to ensure it gives them the best bang for their buck,” said Pearson. He points out today’s lower grain and oilseed prices are due to a general decline in world prices

and huge, record grain yields harvested in Alberta and across western Canada last fall. Another issue facing farmers this year is the backlog of grain waiting to be shipped by rail for export to international markets. “It’s creating cash flow challenges for farmers, and keeping grain and oilseed prices lower in western Canada than other parts of the world where grain supplies are still relatively tight and demand is strong,” said Pearson, adding he doesn’t expect commodity prices to move much in Alberta this year. Nancy Smith, with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), said area farmers are preparing to manage their way through the challenges this year. She also notes the upcoming April 30th crop in-

surance deadline. “Most producers will invest $200 to $300 or more per acre into their crops over the growing season, and they don’t want to risk losing that to a hailstorm or some other unexpected weather event,” says Smith. She said that’s why more than 75% of Alberta farmers insured about 15 million acres of annual crops across the province last year. About $295 million was paid out on crop insurance claims for the 2013 crop year across Alberta, including Red Deer County, said Smith. The lion’s share of payouts last year – roughly $219 million – was triggered under the Hail Endorsement (HE) rider, an option 90% of producers choose because hail is such a major weather risk in Alberta. - Fawcett

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TALKING RED DEER – Councillor Dianne Wyntjes discusses the City’s new Building Blocks For Growth campaign at Let’s Talk 2014 held at Parkland Mall last Saturday, in which City employees Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express were available to talk with the public and answer questions.

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The importance of proper underlay in your home If you put a cheap carpet on an expensive pad it will feel softer, right? I have been asked this question hundreds of times and my answer is always no. There seems to be some misinformation about carpet underlay floating around either the Internet or from too many home improvement shows. The truth about carpet pad (or underlay) is that it gets firmer as it gets more expensive. It also gets thicker, denser and more resistant to dust, mould and crushing. As a chipfoam pad goes up in weight, the chips of foam get smaller in size and the density of the foam increases. Depending on the materials used you can be purchasing foam made of everything from recycled mattresses to virgin memory foam. The more a foam must be recycled the more chemicals are used in the cleaning process so the more expensive underlays will be constructed with better materials.


MECKLER We have been using virgin memory foam underlay for several years and it always gets outstanding reviews from our clients. I had it installed in my basement and I must admit it is the most luxurious carpet/pad I have ever sunk my toes into. The firmer, dense foam is still soft yet it provides enough support for my carpet, the softer and more pliable a pad is the more vulnerable the carpet can be to stretching. We have recently launched a new line of underlay which is very exciting (if its possible to get excited about pad!) This prod-

uct is made entirely from Tempur-Pedic virgin memory foam and walking on it is like a dream. If you are the kind of person who spends time lounging on the floor you deserve a treat like this under your carpet! If you are like me you have longed for a Tempur-Pedic mattress only to be deterred by the hefty price tag, the rest you get on these mattresses is superior and the same is true for a luxe experience of your favorite carpet on this amazing underlay. Behind every great home design are the building blocks and foundation on which these designs shine. That beautiful decorative accessory you hang or that perfect shade of carpet are reaping the benefits of a well thought out and built structure. The most amazing paint colour will not wow if it is put on crooked or patchy drywall and your glowing natural hardwood will be a disappointment if the floors are

unlevel. It makes a great difference what you put behind, underneath and inside your other decorative choices and the enthralling world of carpet underlay awaits your choosing. I hope you know that I’m kidding, there is nothing exciting about underlay but it is a vital part of choosing carpet. If you are wanting something more, a green healthy underlay which warms up your home, increases energy efficiency and provides a lasting barrier from dust and moisture then I urge you to check out the new options in carpet pad. As we age the need for support increases (shoes, bras, undergarments in general), our carpet will work hard for us for the next 15-20 years and it deserves a pad that will support and care for it over its long life. Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.


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Credit 101 – the ins and outs of a credit history At long last you have enough money saved for a down payment and you are ready to start house hunting.


PIKKERT You know that you need to have good credit and think you should but how can you be sure? All of a sudden your mind floods with that one time you paid your credit card late and

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you are terrified that this will hold you back. How the heck does credit work anyway? Let’s begin at the very beginning. There are two credit agencies in Canada to whom all credit providers report you and your habits to. They are Equifax and Transunion. These two companies take the information they are given and use it to compose your credit score. Think of your credit score just like a report card. You can improve your credit score and you can cause it to drop through your habits. The range is typically 400 to 900. Generally anything over 680 is considered to be ex-

cellent credit. Your score is based on a number of factors: Payment history – Pay your bills on time. That’s it and that is all. Just do it! Everybody should note that cell phones now report too so make sure those get included in things to pay on time. The amount of credit you owe - how much credit do you have available to you? Is $50,000 on your line of credit a necessary amount? At the same time, can they really get a clear picture of your money management skills if you only have a $300 limit? Credit usage - your credit score could drop if you owe

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more than 50% of the available limit. Credit experience – how long have you had your loans? The longer the lenders can see a history of good repayment the better off you are. Acquisition of credit – how many loans have you applied for? A high number of inquiries by potential lenders can be a red flag and cause your score to drop dramatically. Exercise caution and make sure that a credit inquiry is necessary. Types of credit established – it is good to have a mix of revolving and installment loans. An example of a revolving loan is a credit card. The balance can fluctuate and you are able to choose how much to pay each month. An installment loan would be a vehicle loan with a fixed payment each month. So your grandma Beth has been warning you for years about the danger of credit. But listen up, she was wrong! (No offense Grandma Beth). Credit is necessary and should be viewed as a tool and not a nuclear

weapon. How in the heck can a lender decide to lend you $250,000 for a new home if they cannot see how you have managed to pay back your other bills? Your best bet is to make sure you have two credit companies reporting your amazing repayment history at any time. One for sure should be a credit card. Get it, use it and then for goodness sakes pay it off ! The other can be a car loan, a personal loan, another credit card - you get the idea. It is a very good idea to check your own credit every so often. You can order your report online for a cost of about $25 at or It will show you immediately your score, who has been looking into you, show a seven-year history of your financial abilities. It is a great opportunity to make sure that everything is correct. Mistakes happen and you just want to make sure they didn’t happen to you. If you see a mistake, be sure to take the time to get it fixed! You can also get a basic report for free by

mailing in a request to other of the companies above. A quick Internet search will show you how. And what if you have pooched up your credit epically? First of all, you are not the first person to do this and you won’t be the last but things will be harder for you, my friend. Pay off your bad debts - just because the credit provider has written off the account does not mean you don’t have to pay them back. Look at your credit bureau and make sure you do not have any outstanding collections. If you do, pay them! Get yourself two new things to report on your behalf. You can start with a credit card if you need to. Pay your new debts on time, every time. Even one late payment will be horrible for you in your attempt to re-establish yourself. You will need at least two years of this new creditworthy behaviour to prove yourself but you can do it and it is worth it! Pam Pikkert is a mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres – Regional Mortgage Group in Red Deer.

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