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Very little remains of the three-storey apartment building that burned down in Penhold on Thursday evening. Two people are in hospital with serious injuries. INSET: Fire crews continue to douse a destroyed apartment building in Penhold with water the morning after the big blaze.



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Robert Allan and his wife, Carol Callahan, had only been in their Penhold apartment for the past six months. They lost everything Thursday evening after a fire completely consumed the three-storey building, sending two people to hospital with smoke inhalation. No one else was injured and all residents in the 18 suites were accounted for by Friday afternoon. At least 30 people lived in the building. “It was finally a home; we’d just finished furnishing it,” said Allan on Friday. “We moved out from Ontario to start over. We lived in a van for a while, then a motorhome . . . .You get choked up about it.”

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FIRE: Needs assessment conducted for residents Allan and Callahan were driving to pick up a new car when they saw black smoke in their rear view mirror as they were leaving. Allan said the structure went up so fast they didn’t have a chance to go back and attempt to save anything — even their cats. Flames and thick smoke began billowing out from the Wild Rose Manor, just off Hwy 2A on the southwest side of the town, around 5:42 p.m. when emergency crews got the call from a nearby peace officer. By Friday morning, nothing was left but a layer of crumbled, smoking debris. Ash was scattered on lawns three blocks away. “It was burning very fast,” Penhold fire chief Jim Pendergast said Friday morning. “We used a lot of Class A foam to help the water penetrate the molecules of wood and other materials. We’ve used thousands of litres of this foam. We ran out of it last night and brought in another 1,800 litres this morning. It was a very expensive fire.” Firefighters also removed a number of propane tanks on site but couldn’t get them all, causing a few explosions, with debris hitting firefighters. None were injured. Seventeen hours later, crews were still pouring water on the rubble to control hot spots. Pendergast said it was under control around 11 a.m. on Friday. A fire investigator was expected to be on scene later Friday afternoon to continue the investigation with the help of RCMP. No cause had yet been determined but Pendergast noted the building was about 35 years old and was not up to code. It also did not have a sprinkler system. Pendergast estimated the damages to be over $1 million. Residents living in homes surrounding the site were also evacuated on Thursday evening over air quality concerns. It is not yet known when they will be back in their homes as the water has also been shut off to that neighbourhood. Holly Whitney is one of these residents. She lives in a four-plex adjacent to the manor on Esther Close and said she saw the tires melt off a truck parked outside the building. She said her home and vehicle are both in good shape. As of 3 p.m. Friday, Hwy 2A was still shut down but expected to reopen later Friday night. Penhold residents are being ask to limit their water use for the next few days in order to allow the reservoir to regain its normal levels. While only two people were taken to hospital, Penhold Mayor Dennis Cooper said a third person who was living in the apartment building, a pregnant woman, is also now in hospital in Red Deer and in labour. Those with nowhere to go gathered at the Memorial Hall and were later moved to the Penhold Multiplex. Many have since found alternate accommodations, Cooper said. Only two hours after the fire, community members had filled the hall with clothes, food and other necessary products. Ashley Dickson, 22, who had been living at Wild Rose Manor for two years, said she’s grateful for the support. Dickson was out with her boyfriend at the time of blaze and still can’t believe she’s lost all her belongings. “It’s unreal,” she said. “I wish we were there because we would have tossed as many things out as possible.” Dickson’s apartment was on the ground level and she’d left her patio doors open. She said she hopes her two tortoiseshell kittens, Leela and Peach, escaped. She has been putting posters up to help find them. “It’s been overwhelming, the level of support. There were mountains of clothes and blankets . . . .We have so much so now what we really need is cash donations to help people with larger items like couches and chairs,” said Julie Dallaire, community services manager with the Town of Penhold. Volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross were also on hand and the Salvation Army in Red Deer was at the multiplex on Friday handing out gift cards to those affected. The Red Cross Emergency Response Team has registered and conducted needs assessments for 30 evacuated residents so far. The Canadian Red Cross registration will reopen on today and Sunday at the Multiplex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who have been affected by the fire are encouraged to register during these times. The Canadian Red Cross is working in partnership with the Town of Penhold and Salvation Army to ensure those impacted have their basic needs met.

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Measles in Central Alberta POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO VIRUS IN RED DEER, BLACKFALDS BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta Health Services is warning people of more possible measles exposure in Red Deer and Blackfalds as another probable case has been identified. In February, three cases in Alberta Health Services Central Zone were confirmed by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. As well, one case in March has been confirmed. The newest case has not yet been confirmed. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, AHS Central Zone medical officer of health, said the latest person started feeling ill on April 5. “That means they would have been infectious the day before the illness started,” Hinshaw said on Friday. Of the two most recent cases, one person is hospital and one is recovering at home. People who were at the following locations in Red Deer and Blackfalds may have been exposed: ● Mattie McCullough Elementary School, 26 Lawford Ave. in Red Deer,

from 8:40 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on April 4, 8 and 9. ● Abbey Master Builder Centre, 4500 Womacks Road, the recreation centre in Blackfalds, from noon to 3 p.m. on April 5. ● Village Mall Medical Clinic, 22 6320 50th Ave. in Red Deer, from 8:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on April 9. About 100 people at risk at the school have already been notified. Only those notified directly are consid-

up to date with immunizations and may have been exposed to wait three weeks before they are vaccinated. “As much as we’d really love for them to be up to date with vaccines, we also don’t want them to spread measles in our vaccine waiting room so we ask that they wait for three weeks after exposure.” She said vaccine must be given within three days of exposure or it won’t help so likely there is nothing that can


ered at risk. Letters are going out to patients at the Village Clinic who are at risk of exposure, but AHS does not have the ability to contact people who were at the Blackfalds recreation centre. Hinshaw said AHS is working with the Village Mall Medical Clinic to provide post-exposure treatment to their high risk patients. AHS recommends others who aren’t

prevent measles for those recently exposed if they aren’t immune. Hinshaw said people should still also be mindful of the possible exposure sites that AHS announced last week. “People can get sick up to three weeks after exposure to measles.” Measles exposure was possible at the following locations in late March in Red Deer: ● Real Canadian Superstore, in-

cluding Horizon Family Medicine, 5016 51st Ave., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 26. ● The Village Mall Medical Clinic, 22-6320 50th Ave., from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 27 and from noon to 4 p.m. on March 30. ● Dynalife Laboratory, 101-5002 55th St., from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on March 28. “This new probable case was almost certainly exposed in one of those locations,” Hinshaw said. AHS Central Zone had no measles cases in 2013 or 2012. Measles can lead to pneumonia and, in rare cases, even death. Symptoms include a fever of 38.3C or higher, a cough, runny nose and/or red eyes and a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after the fever starts, and sensitive eyes. A two-dose measles vaccine is recommended to everyone born in 1970 or after. People born before then are considered to likely be immune. Vaccination is offered free of charge through Alberta’s immunization program. Anyone with symptoms should call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465 before visiting any health-care facility.

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VOWS TO BE ‘NO NONSENSE, COMMON SENSE’ LEADER BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF The race to become Alberta’s 16th premier has its first entrant. Pledging to be a “no nonsense, common sense” party helmsman, Ken Hughes put his name forward Friday to succeed Alison Redford, who stepped down as premier last month amid expense controversies and a Ken Hughes burgeoning caucus revolt. Edmonton MLA Dave Hancock is serving as interim premier until the Progressive Conservatives choose their next leader in September. A former energy minister and, most recently, municipal affairs minister, Hughes forfeited his seat in cabinet on Monday to enable his candidacy. Speaking to about 30 supporters in Red Deer as part of a five-community tour Friday, the Calgary MLA said he believes the PC legacy can endure despite its recent negative press. “My leadership will be about trust — the trust I place in my team, the trust they place in me, the rebuilding of the

trust that Albertans deserve to place in their government,” said Hughes, 60. In his campaign literature, Hughes plays up the fact that he has only been a provincial politician for the last two years — to go along with one term in Ottawa as a Mulroney-era MP — and that he has spent most of the last two decades outside of politics. In 2002, Hughes and wife Denise founded an insurance company that now has offices across the province. “I’ve been in government for two years, so I understand and I have relationships around that caucus table, but I also bring a different perspective and a willingness to challenge some of the circumstances that may need to be challenged,” he said. Hughes said he has support within the current crop of MLAs and “a very respectful relationship with all members of caucus.” At least six sitting MLAs are rumoured to be mulling their own bids. Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski spoke in support of Hughes at the Red Deer event, but said she will decide on who to officially endorse when the slate of candidates is finalized. A father to three teenagers, Hughes was the founding chair of Alberta Health Services in 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.

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BRIEFS Court to hear case regarding subdivision proposal May 2 The City of Red Deer will have its day in court on May 2. In January, the city failed to follow the proper process of contacting affected landowners in Woodlea about a proposed subdivision. On Friday, city officials went before a judge to ask the court to put a halt to any development and the respondent’s lawyer asked for an adjournment until May 2. The judge granted both requests. In January, the city realized its mistake when several residents in the area raised concerns because they were not notified about a subdivision proposal. Because there is no process that allows the city or adjacent landowners to appeal a development decision, the city must ask a judge to send the issue back to the municipal planning commission for a do over.

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City hands over more details about transit incidents The City of Red Deer has handed over additional information to an applicant who requested details related to a transit incident four years ago. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered the city to provide names of employees that were previously excluded and an email attachment that was not included in the original request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The order was issued on Feb. 14. It gave the city 50 days to fulfil the new request. Charity Dyke, acting director of communications, confirmed the city has complied with the order. Specific details about the incident were not released for privacy reasons. On March 29, 2011, an applicant made two requests “for all records pertaining to myself held by Red Deer City Transit ... including video surveillance created on Oct. 1, 2010, and Oct. 21, 2010.” The city responded to the request and the applicant asked for a review of the city’s response and the adequacy of its search.


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Anders facing stiff challenge CONTROVERSIAL CALGARY MP UP AGAINST FORMER CABINET MINISTER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Ron Liepert says it’s a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. And it’s a streak he’s hoping to bust when federal Conservatives in the riding on Calgary Signal Hill pick their nominee on Saturday. Liepert, a former high-profile cabinet minister in Alberta’s Progressive Conservative government, has been embroiled in a nasty challenge of Anders for the Conservative nomination in the new federal riding. The race has made headlines across the country as the party has declared that incumbents, such as the staunchly-conservative Anders, will no longer be protected in nomination races. “The ironic thing about this nomination is it’s being watched Canada-wide and the primary reason is because he’s been so controversial and he’s always got this myth about him that he’s almost undefeatable,” said Liepert, 64, in an interview at his campaign office. “I guess we’ll find out whether that’s a myth or not. But it is definitely a nomination that I think will be like no other in the next year and a half.” Signal Hill takes in part of Calgary West, the current riding Anders holds and one he has kept since first being elected in 1997 as a Reform party member and won in five subsequent elections. Anders describes himself as a social conservative who is pro-life and he has gained notoriety for his sometimes inflammatory statements. In 2001, he opposed honorary Canadian citizen-

ship for Nelson Mandela and labelled the former South African leader a communist and a terrorist. He has a strong dislike of China and once compared the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the 1936 Berlin Games, which were held when Germany was under control of Adolf Hitler. In 2012, Anders was dropped from the Commons veterans affairs committee after he lashed out against a veterans support group, which had criticized him for falling asleep during a committee meeting. He later apologized for saying his critics were NDP “hacks.” “He’s more well known than he was 10 years ago, but for all the wrong reasons,” said Liepert. “I really think residents are fed up and they’re going to vote with their feet on Saturday.” The Conservatives protected incumbents from nomination challenges when the party held minority status. But this time, with the Conservatives holding a majority, the party has declared it wants nominations to be “fair and open.” A request by The Canadian Press for an interview with Anders was rejected this week. “In a competitive race like this one, Rob is better off door knocking and getting face time with voting members, as opposed to taking national media interviews,” campaign spokesman Joseph Soares said in an email. Anders has accused Liepert’s campaign of signing up Liberals and NDP supporters in an effort to unseat him. He has released the names of known Liberals who Liepert has recruited. During the race, Conservative party officials chastised Anders for what they say were misleading phone calls. His campaign placed calls to party

members that might have left the impression they were calls from Liepert’s campaign. If the target of the call was unsure about who they would support, the caller proceeded to criticize Liepert. In a Mar. 27 interview, Anders described himself as the “poster boy” for blue Conservatives. “What we’ve got here is red Tories who can’t possibly win without relying on Liberals. And they’ve signed up hundreds of people who will not be voting for the federal Conservative Party in the next federal election,” Anders said. He offered no apologies for the negative tone. “It is what it is. It’s a battle for the soul of the party. It’s a question of whether or not we’re going to be red or we’re going to be blue.” Political scientist David Taras said Anders — who held off challenges from former Alberta legislature member Jocelyn Burgener in 2000 and Alison Redford in 2004, before she became Alberta premier — could be in trouble this time. “He’s up against another veteran politician who has an organization and yeah, I think he can lose,” said Taras of Mount Royal University. “I think there’s an argument that there’s already the scent of desperation in his campaign.” Liepert, who held the health, energy and finance portfolios as a member of the provincial legislature before opting not to run in the 2012 election, said he’s not taking anything for granted “It would seem to me if someone has a 17-year track record that they might consider running on that record,” said Liepert. “There has not been one mention in any of the correspondence coming out of the other camp about what he has done for his constituents. It’s an almost 100 per cent criticism of me.”




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Alberta government spending more on mental health programs for children EDMONTON — The Alberta government is providing more money for mental health programs for kids. The government says it includes after school supports, wellness education, as well as new residential mental health services for young people in the Calgary and Edmonton regions. Health Minister Fred Horne made the announcement Friday at a southwest Edmonton high school, saying the move would get access to families more quickly. “We have good capacity when it comes to adult services, but where we’ve been lacking is in children and youth. That waiting time from when someone is identified as needing treatment and when they actually receive the treatment is critically important,” Horne said. “What we’re trying to capitalize on both within the community and the residential treatment system is faster response to people. When the child or youth in the family indicates that they are receptive to receiving help, our view is that the system should come to them.” Interim Premier Dave Hancock says the money will benefit more than 315,000 youth and children who participate in mental health programs. A total of $48 million is being spent to support the implementation of Alberta’s addiction and mental health strategy, a $28 million increase over last year. The $48 million is in addition to the $600 million Alberta Health Services budgets to deliver mental health and addiction programs and services.

Alison Redford still absent from Alberta legislature, but back on Twitter

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Jim Flaherty, eulogized as an Irish lion after his sudden and unexpected death this week, is getting a farewell fit for Thomas D’Arcy McGee. A state funeral will be held for Flaherty this Wednesday in Toronto, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Friday, a formal government send-off for the man who shepherded Canada’s finances for the past eight years. Flaherty, who died at age 64 Thursday of a reported heart attack, revelled in his Irish ancestry and was known for his ever-present green neck ties. He’ll become the latest in a tradition of Canadian state funerals that began in 1868 with McGee, an Ireland-born nationalist who became a member of Parliament and was assassinated on the streets of Ottawa after a late night of debate in the Commons. Flaherty was only a month removed from stepping down as finance minister, a portfolio he had held since the Conservatives came to power in early 2006. “Jim was a great friend and colleague, a dedicated family man, and an extraordinary minister of Finance who sacrificed an enormous amount in his years of service to Canada and to Canadians,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a release Friday after announcing the state funeral. “He will be remembered with great affection and respect. Jim and his family remain in our thoughts and our prayers at this difficult time.” A book of condolences was made available Friday to the public in the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill, and will be open to public expressions of remembrance until Monday. In Toronto, the CN Tower is to be lit up in green Friday evening and again Wednesday — a humorously fitting tribute to a man who began most public speeches with a self-deprecating joke about his fivefoot-three height. Flaherty raised a family in and represented the city of Whitby, Ont., just 50 kilometres east of Toronto. His wife Christine Elliott, is a member of the provincial legislature at Queen’s Park. The last federal politician to receive a state funeral was former NDP leader Jack Layton, who died of cancer in August 2011. His funeral, too, was held in Toronto.

EDMONTON — Alison Redford resurfaced in Alberta politics Thursday, but only on Twitter. Redford has been silent since she resigned as premier three weeks ago, and has not been in the legislature to represent her riding of Calgary-Elbow. However, on Thursday she began tweeting as a member of the legislature. Her first tweet talked about how she is excited to have Stephen Colbert replace David Letterman as host of TV’s “Late Show.” A second remark included a picture of her handing out grant money in Calgary to a community group that supports entrepreneurs. Another updated her 36,000 Twitter followers on a meeting with a constituent on school issues. A spokesperson in Redford’s Calgary office said she was “not available” for interviews but declined to provide a reason. Opposition members • Gluten Free • No MSG have said Redford needs to get back to the legisla• No additives or preservatives ture to carry out her duties. #5 4324-54 Avenue, Red Deer Premier Dave Hancock, asked about the leg(one block south of Carnival Cinemas) islature absences, said 403-347-7274 he plans to give Redford NOW some room.

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Environment workers are trying to contain a black slick discovered on Dodds Lake in Innisfail. The province says it learned Friday morning of the spill of unknown hydrocarbons on the small lake, a popular swimming and water-skiing spot. Officials say the slick stretches about 15 metres and appears to have come from a drainage culvert. Firefighters are using booms to stop the leak and prevent the slick from spreading. Hydrocarbons can include oil and gas. Katrina Bluetchen, spokesperson with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, said the department will be involved until the situation is under control and remediation is well underway and they are satisfied everything is good. “Our folks are there right now as are the first responders from Innisfail trying to contain the spill and begin their work of cleaning it up,” Bluetchen said Friday afternoon. “The town is already quite busy trying to trace the source.”

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Bus crash kills 10, injures dozens BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLAND, Calif. — It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus more than 1,000 kilometres north. Those dreams shattered for some Thursday in an explosive freeway collision that left 10 dead — students, chaperones and both drivers — and dozens hospitalized. Desperate families awaited word about loved ones Friday, while investigators tried to figure out why a southbound FedEx big rig swerved across the grassy divide of California’s key artery before sideswiping a car and slamming into the tour bus, which burst into a furious blaze. The Serrato family, whose identical twin 17-yearold daughters set off on the adventure on separate buses Thursday, had a panicked, sleepless night. Marisol made it to their destination, Humboldt State University, but there was no word from Marisa, who had been aboard the now-gutted bus. Friday morning when a sheriff’s deputy asked for Marisa’s dental records, a grim request made to several families, 23-year-old brother Miguel Serrato said his family was “getting a little bit scared.” His mother booked a flight north. Humboldt alumni Michael Myvett, 29, and his fiancee, Mathison Haywood, who were chaperoning, also were killed. Myvett was a therapist at an autism treatment centre. “He just died,” his grandmother Debra Loyd said, her voice breaking with emotion in the early afternoon Friday. “They have already confirmed it.” Myvett’s manager Kyle Farris said he was “extraordinary,” and that he connected with their children “on a level few others could, and he contributed to their wellbeing in such a positive and profound way.” “He will be greatly missed,” Farris said. A Facebook photo shows Haywood flashing a shining diamond engagement ring on her finger and kissing Myvett in December near the Louvre Museum in Paris. The bus was among three Humboldt had chartered as part of its two-day Preview Plus program to bring prospective students to tour the Arcata campus, according to university officials. Before launching the event Friday, university Vice-President Peg Blake’s voice broke as she asked


Officials and California Highway Patrol Officers look over the remains of a tour bus that was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday. At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California College. a crowded theatre for a moment of silence in honour of everyone affected by the accident. Most survivors were injured, some with critical burns or broken limbs. Those who made it out said they scrambled through a kicked-out window. One man, apparently an admissions counsellor, was in flames and later died. Those who could sprinted, others staggered, in a desperate dash to the opposite side of Interstate 5 before the vehicle exploded. “We knew we were in major trouble,” said Steven Clavijo, a high school senior from Santa Clarita, who was trying to nap when he felt the bus shake before a loud boom. After he escaped, two more explosions followed. Clavijo and other survivors watched helplessly, knowing their peers were trapped in the inferno.

Explosions of orange flames engulfed both vehicles, and clouds of black smoke billowed into the sky until firefighters doused the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. Bodies were draped in blankets inside the burned-out bus. “I can only imagine the excitement of these high school students as they were on their way to visit a college campus, and the pride of the adults who were accompanying them,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a statement. “Our young people are our greatest treasure, and this loss is heartbreaking.” Both drivers were killed, along with three adult chaperones and five teenage students, according to the California Highway Patrol, which reached the scene shortly after the 5:30 p.m. accident about 160 km north of Sacramento. Rescuers said the bodies

Obama warns right to vote facing significant threat BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Friday said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities. Obama’s critique of Republicans came as he seeks to mobilize voters ahead of the November midterm congressional elections, when Democratic control of the Senate is at stake. Many in Obama’s party fear state voting requirements and early balloting restrictions will curb turnout that is critical to Democratic hopes of prevailing. “The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference. It was the second day in a row that America’s first black president has delivered a speech about race, an issue that has not often been at the forefront of his agenda. Obama has faced criticism from some African-Americans for doing too little to help minor-


BRIEFS Phoenix woman accused of throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton in Vegas is released LAS VEGAS — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanour disorderly conduct summons and freed after she was booked at the Clark County jail, according to a Las Vegas police arrest report. “Ms. Ernst appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” the report said. Ernst could face up to a year in the county lockup if she is convicted of violating a county ordinance during the Thursday incident at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. She is accused of bypassing security and walking quickly toward a rope line about six rows from the front of a conference audience. Police say she reached into a purse, removed the shoe and threw it overhand toward the stage. Clinton ducked and wasn’t struck. She appeared startled but quickly cracked a couple of jokes before continuing her keynote speech to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. The audience applauded. Ernst was ushered by security guards out of the ballroom with her hands in the air and sat calmly afterward on a sofa in a hallway. She wore a blonde wig, blue dress and thong sandals. She told an Associated Press reporter she threw a shoe and dropped some papers but did not identify herself or explain the action. Security officers ushered reporters and photographers away.

ities, but he has focused more acutely on inequality in his second term. On Thursday, Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the landmark law that ended racial discrimination in public spaces. At the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, he praised President Lyndon Johnson for his understanding of presidential power and his use of it to create new opportunities for millions of Americans. Johnson, the Democrat who became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, signed the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act a year later. For the remainder of the year, no political issue stands out more prominently for Democrats than their ability to motivate voters to turn out at the polls in the November midterm elections. A Republican takeover of the Senate would crush Obama’s already limited ability to push his agenda through Congress. The Republicans are virtually certain to keep their majority in the House of Representatives, but the fight for the Senate is expected to be tight. Turnout by Democrats has been traditionally weak in elections when the White House is not at stake. That, coupled with efforts in some states to limit early voting and to enact voter identification requirements, has prompted Obama and his party to raise alarms and step up their get-out-the-vote ef-

forts. The president vowed that he would not let the attacks on voting rights go unchallenged, but he offered no new announcements of specific actions his administration planned to take. Just last year, seven states passed voter restrictions, ranging from reductions in early voting periods to identification requirements, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. North Carolina alone adopted a photo ID requirement, eliminated registrations on Election Day and reduced the number of early voting days. Overall 34 states have passed laws requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. The president pinned efforts to curb access to the ballot box directly on the Republicans, declaring that the effort “has not been led by both parties. It’s been led by the Republican Party.” Mocking the Republicans, he said, “What kind of political platform is that? Why would you make that a part of your agenda, preventing people from voting?” Republicans have long argued that identification requirements and other voting controls are reasonable measures designed to safeguard the balloting process, not to suppress voter turnout. Democrats say photo identification requirements especially affect minority or low-income voters who may not drive and thus wouldn’t have an official government ID.

group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were forced out of the nearby town of Bukamal. Rebels from the Islamic State and fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Islamic groups have been fighting each other in the province for weeks over territory previously captured from President Bashar Assad’s forces, including oil fields. The Observatory said 68 fighters died in fighting around Bukamal on Thursday. The Islamic State briefly captured the town, previously controlled by the Nusra Front, for several hours. An activist from the Deir el-Zour who is currently in Turkey told The Associated Press that Nusra Front fighters and their allies brought reinforcements into Bukamal and forced out Islamic State gunmen after midnight Friday following hours of intense fighting that killed more than 50 people. The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals against his relatives in the province, said the Islamic State took its rivals by surprise when its members stormed Bukamal at dawn Thursday and marched through the city. The Observatory said of the 68 killed in the fighting, some were “ex-

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has found a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of harsh interrogations after the Sept. 11 attacks. The McClatchy news service published what it says are the 20 findings from a classified review. It concludes that waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques failed to produce valuable intelligence; the CIA misled the Bush administration, Congress and the public about the value of the harsh interrogations; the agency employed unauthorized techniques on detainees and improperly detained others.

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Activists say death toll from latest rebel infighting in eastern Syria has risen to 68 BEIRUT — The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said battles raged Friday for a second day in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province near the Iraqi border. It said the fighting concentrated in the village of Haseen after members of the al-Qaida breakaway

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Spring cleaning: one word – Coca-Cola What is that quiet soothing trickling how to clean a toilet. And the answer sound I hear meandering along the is Kool Aid. The cherry kind works sidewalks in our neighbourhood? (The well, just pour in a packet and let it sit nice kind, not the “What the heck is overnight.” that?” kind. …) Question: “Cherry?” And what is that brown Mme. B.: “Yes and while plant-like material that is you’re at it you might as appearing on the ground as well clean your dishwashthe humongous mounds of ing machine with a cup of snow finally shrivel and die Tang.” a slow death? Question: “That orange And what is that huge stuff? That ancient orange round yellow bright and powder stuff that supposed shiny thing in the bluish to taste like orange juice?” sky? Mme. B.: “Or jello. And it And the most important doesn’t have to be orange. question of all: What is the Remember to take the dishmeaning of life? Or better es out first before you run a yet: Can it really be spring? cycle of jello.” HARLEY If spring really has finalQuestion: “What? Jiggly HAY ly sprung like broken matjello in a dishwasher?” tress, then it’s time for that Mme. B.: “Just the powmost timely of springtime der, you meathead. You rituals — sneezing and snordon’t do the dishes very ofking on account of allergies. ten, do you.” And, also, on a related topic: spring Question: “I had to try to fix a leak cleaning! in the dishwasher hose once. …” Yes, for some reason when this parMme. B.: “I recommend a diaper.” ticular season arrives like a welcome Question: “I should wear a diaguest, for many it brings with it an al- per??” most pathological urge to purge. Mme. B.: “Yes, on your head. I was A powerful thrust to dust, a dream referring to the dishwasher, you mento clean, a tendency to tidy and a need tal midget. One of my most helpful to be neat. hints for temporarily fixing a leaking I think it has something do with the dishwasher or interior tap hose is to spring solstice or the vernal equinox, wrap the leaky part of the hose with a both of which consist of powerful rays diaper. You moron.” from the sun at this time of year that Question: “You don’t have to be so become absorbed and embedded into mean, I just. …” the eyeballs and skin, awakening the Mme. B.: “And by the way, you can primal archetypical instincts of all hu- clean your windows with a coffee filmanoid Earthbound life forms caus- ter, and before you ask, yes, you should ing a subconscious hormonal response remove the coffee first.” that involves lemon-scented cleaning Question: “But I use those little sinproducts. gle serving miniature cup thingies in But regular old spring cleaning can a one-cup kind of coffee machine. Will be boring, and decidedly un-fun, can those work?” it not? Especially if you are male, and Mme. B.: “I’m just going to pretend especially if you are me. you didn’t ask that. But if you’re wonBut clearly some people, who are dering how to clean bathroom tiles, obviously unhinged, do enjoy this hor- just spray on a bit of shaving cream. monal ritual to the extent that they It’s marvelous way to polish grout!” actually put a great deal of time, enerQuestion: “Grout? What the heck is gy and irrational thought into various grout?” ways, means, tricks and tips on how to Mme. B.: “And here’s another totally clean things. terrific tip for creating a sparkling spic I know, I couldn’t believe it either. and span spring in your world …!” So I decided to do some research Question: “Use Spic and Span??” and, loosely based on random investiMme. B.: “You aren’t supposed to gation, I found some actual real, not- interrupt an expert, you dipstick. As kidding kind of spring cleaning ideas. I was saying … to make your kitchen And then I decided to ask an expert. … gleam and glow believe it or not, newsQuestion: “Who are you and what papers are much, much better than are you doing in my column?” paper towels for cleaning glass!” Mme. Beatrice Handypants: “I am an Question: “And believe it or not, expert, and you just made me up.” newspapers are much much better Question: “Right. OK, so, Madam than paper towels for reading the news Handypants, on this topic of spring and informative columns! Har har. …” cleaning, I was wondering. …” Mme. B.: “You really are a doofus, Mme. Beatrice Handypants: “Kool aren’t you.” Aid.” Question: “I don’t think I like you very much.” Question: “Pardon me?” Mme. B.: “Sometimes spring time Mme. Beatrice Handypants: “You were going to ask me for a great tip on can be smelly.”


Question: “Because you’re not really very nice, are you.” Mme. B.: “The snow mould, the dust and dirt, the stinky little birds everywhere. Spring can be a rather unpleasant olfactory catastrophe, can’t it? I always recommend an all-natural beeswax candle with a mild scent to clean the air.” Question: I’m not listening anymore.” Mme. B.: “And you can never go wrong with lavender. It’s such a lovely springtime waft — much better than lemon, which smells like cleaning products instead of spring.” Question: “My fingers are in my ears, and I’m going ‘la la la la la’ out loud now.” Mme. B.: “And my best helpful hint of all: use Coca-Cola as an all-purpose cleaner! Everything from rusty metal to blood stains on clothing. … Question: “Now wait a minute Madam ‘Expert!’ Everybody knows that

Coke can be used for getting stains out of your carpet and for cleaning the corroded posts on your car battery and for removing gum from your hair, and for rotting your stomach, and for killing slugs, and. …” Mme. B.: “Killing slugs?” Question: “And snails too! Who’s the expert now, huh?” We interrupt this discussion to make an important announcement: Spring may be premature. Environment Canada reports that Alberta averages between two and six snowstorms in the month of April. Mme. Beatrice Handypants: “How wonderful ! You need my new book: How to Clear Snow Using Only a TwoLitre Bottle of Coke.” Question: “I give up.” Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

The return of the dictators “I prefer death to surrender,” said living under his arbitrary rule for eight Pakistan’s former military dictator, years. There was no reason at all to Pervez Musharraf, on April 1 to the think that he would not be disqualified special court that is trying him on five from running in the election and put counts of high treason. on trial for grave crimes. But it’s a reasonable guess that he’d Yet Musharraf is not alone. Other prefer exile to either of those options. ex-dictators, far nastier than him, have The real puzzle is why he succumbed to the same deever left his comfortable exlusion and gone home conile in England in the first vinced that they would be place. welcomed back. Another In theory, Musharraf, recent case is Jean-Claude who seized power in Paki“Baby Doc” Duvalier, who stan in 1999 and finally took over as Haiti’s dictator gave it up under great presat 19 when his father “Papa sure in 2007, could face the Doc” died in 1971 and ruled death penalty if he is found it until he was overthrown guilty. But in practice, he is by a popular revolt in 1986. protected by the Important Haiti was the poorest Persons Act, an unwritten country in the Western law that operates in almost Hemisphere when he took GWYNNE every country. High politipower, and still the poorDYER cal office is a club, and the est when he lost it, but he members look after one antook an alleged $120 milother. lion with him into exile in Nevertheless, MusharFrance. His dreaded Tonton raf is being greatly inconvenienced Macoute militia murdered thousands by the trial, and last week the Taliban and drove hundreds of thousands into nearly got him with a roadside bomb exile, and many of them were massanear Islamabad. Doubtless he missed cred in the revolution that ended his Pakistan, but what bizarre calculation rule. But he lived on in Paris in great could have led him to go home and luxury. put himself in the hands of his many Eventually Duvalier’s spendthrift enemies? ways and an expensive divorce got him Musharraf said he was coming home into financial difficulties, but just goto run in the 2013 election, which was ing back to Haiti was not going to fix delusional in the extreme. There was that. Yet he went home in 2011, after little reason to believe that many Paki- a quarter-century in exile. He said he stanis would want to vote for him after was “just coming to help,” whatever


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that meant, but he arrived just as the recently elected president was facing charges of election-rigging, which led some to speculate that Duvalier still had political ambitions. He was arrested and charged with embezzlement, human rights abuses and crimes against humanity. Three years later, the courts are still pursuing him on those charges. But in the meantime he is frequently seen lunching in the bistros of Petionville, and has even been welcomed at the same events as the current president, Michel Martelly. It’s safe to say that he will not die in jail. And then there was Jean-Bedel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, later known as Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. He was a brutal soldier who served in the French colonial army and seized power from his country’s first president (a cousin) in 1966. For the next 13 years, he ruled the country with great violence and practically bankrupted it. The mass murder of school children and rumours of cannibalism finally moved the French to intervene militarily and overthrow Bokassa in 1979 while he was travelling abroad. He was sentenced to death in absentia in 1980 for the murder of many political rivals, but he returned from exile in Paris in 1986, seemingly confident that he would be welcomed with open arms. He was put on trial and sentenced to death again — in person, this time.

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But the following year, his sentence was commuted to life in prison and in 1993 he was set free. In 2010, President François Bozizé issued a decree rehabilitating Bokassa and calling him “a son of the nation recognized by all as a great builder.” Two things are odd about this phenomenon of ex-dictators confidently returning to the scene of the crime. One, obviously, is their belief that they are still loved (as if they ever really were). But that is less strange than it seems, for during their time in power very few people dared to tell them anything else. What’s much more curious is the fact that the countries they misruled eventually find it necessary to forgive them. They do this not so much out of sympathy for the man who committed the crimes, but rather out of a need for the nation’s history not to be merely a meaningless catalogue of blunders and misdeeds. Musharraf may have come back a bit too early to benefit from instant forgiveness, for some of the people he hurt have not yet retired. But he will not face really serious jail time or the death penalty because Pakistan’s army would not permit it. And he will be forgiven by Pakistan’s historians and myth-makers in the end, because somehow or other the history has to make sense. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Smashing the TFW myth HIRING TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS NOT ALWAYS A BAD THING One of the more contentious issues baby boomers who have created a mason the Canadian labour front is the use sive shortage of qualified people at a of temporary foreign workers in this critical time when their skills are in country. big demand. The popular notion is a McCullagh stated Studon belief these workers have would much rather hire a stolen Canadian jobs and Canadian first because it undermined higher wages is a simpler, more cost-efoffered to Canadians. fective measure and also In a few cases, this asbecause Studon is a proudsumption is correct when it ly Canadian company that comes to unscrupulous comwants to give fellow Canadipanies. ans an opportunity to earn But what about the coma good living with them. panies that play by the He pointed out that Sturules? What about the comdon has received three panies that cannot find consecutive awards as one JIM enough qualified tradespeoof Canada’s Best Managed SUTHERLAND ple to fill their urgent need Companies and earned this for personnel in Canada? recognition because they One of those companies operate with integrity and is Red Deer’s Studon Elecalways play by the rules. tric and Controls Inc. McCullagh felt the probThey have found themselves in the lem Studon and other Canadian commiddle of a labour firestorm simply be- panies face is an ever-changing set of cause they need skilled tradespeople. rules and numerous federal/provinStudon HR director Louie McCul- cial governmental regulatory bodies lagh has recruited throughout Canada involved in the Temporary Foreign for several years now and knows first- Workers (TFW) program. hand how increasingly difficult it has Changes to the TFW process were become to find specific trades in re- made last year as a reaction to uncent years. ethical practices by a handful of comMcCullagh is quick to point out that panies who chose to employ foreign Studon’s problem is not unique be- workers at low wages with few, if any, cause most Alberta companies that benefits to those employees. employ skilled tradespeople need to In McCullagh’s view, this was wholereplace the large numbers of retired sale abuse of the system and should


not be tolerated in any way. However McCullagh feels the new legislation unintentionally punishes every Canadian company by implementing a non-refundable fee ($275 per person) on TFW applications while delivering a confusing set of new regulations that are sometimes not clearly understood by the applicant. In Studon’s case, the applications were denied because they had not canvassed enough in other parts of Canada in accordance with the somewhat fuzzy standards suggested by the new rules, which were not clearly defined, according to McCullagh. He added Studon lost about $25,000 on non-refundable application rejections last year. Meanwhile, Studon and Alberta’s chronic problem of a skilled trade shortage will never be solved under present conditions. Simply stated, there are not enough Canadian journeymen to solve the problem and, thanks to the new foreign worker regulations, there are not enough journeymen to mentor the Canadian apprentices on the job. McCullagh wants people to know that 100 foreign journeymen provide job opportunities for about 200 Canadian apprentices if the non-Canadians are allowed to work in Canada and mentor the Canadians. McCullagh also wants people to know that temporary foreign workers

at Studon enjoy all the same wages and benefits as Canadians. They earn a very good income, contribute to our tax base and spend money in Canada as consumers. And some make an effort to obtain landed immigrant status and eventually their Canadian citizenship. McCullagh believes there is too much at stake to hinder the temporary foreign workers’ contribution to the current skilled labour shortages here in Alberta. He is deeply disappointed the program is continuously under attack because of a few program violators and believes Canadian companies that play by the rules have been dragged down by the unscrupulous companies. McCullagh likens the experience to a busy highway where most drivers stay within the speed limit and still get tickets because of a few speeders. McCullagh knows first-hand how valuable these temporary foreign workers are to Studon, Alberta and Canada. He wants to deliver a strong message about the TFW program: these skilled foreign tradesmen are a crucial factor for young Canadian apprentices who want to become journeymen and the young Canadians simply cannot advance their careers without them. That is his greatest concern. Jim Sutherland is a local freelance columnist.

ates started in careers that fully utilize their skills and potential for productive lives. Yet we do a poor job of forecasting job and skill needs, which is as much the fault of employers as it is of public policy makers. The Statistics Canada data on university graduates shows that the problem is much more severe in some fields than others. For example, among male university graduates 25 to 34, some 16.9 per cent of education graduates, 26 per cent of architecture, engineering and related technologies graduates, and 28.3 per cent of mathematics, computer and information science graduates were employed in occupations that did not require a university degree. Graduates in these fields had the best chance of getting jobs that required a university degree. This contrasts with 63.5 per cent of university graduates in visual and performing arts and communications, 60.8 per cent of graduates

in humanities, 53.2 per cent of graduates in social and behavioural sciences and law, and 46.5 per cent of graduates in business, management and public administration who were employed in jobs that required less than a university degree. A large proportion of these graduates were unable to find jobs requiring a university degree. Our university and other post-secondary students and recent graduates are our future middle class. But while this may well be the besteducated generation ever, it faces significant challenges in capturing the opportunities and returns from what is an annual multibillion-dollar investment. How we address this dilemma what we do to productively capitalize on this investment will determine what kind of society we can expect over the next generation. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Over-educated, under-employed SOCIETY GETTING POOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION An increasing number of young Ca- nomic benefits of a university educanadians are graduating from university tion. — but many of them are ending up in This underemployment of university jobs that require less than a graduates is little changed university degree, including from 1991. But in 1991, a a not insignificant number much smaller proportion in jobs that only require a of Canadians aged 25 to 34 high school diploma or less. were university graduates. This means society is getIn 2011, 33 per cent of emting a poor return from its ployed Canadians 25 to 34 investment in university had a university degree, education and university compared to 18 per cent in graduates are not achieving 1991. the economic opportunities Moreover, a university they had hoped for. degree does matter for life Are we sending the wrong chances. In 2011, 27 per message to younger Canadicent of employed men and DAVID ans? Or are we building an nearly 40 per cent of emCRANE economy that is less knowlployed women 25 to 34 had edge-intensive than it could a university degree, comor should be? Are we paying pared to just 17 per cent of an economic price by not usemployed men and 19 per ing university graduates more produc- cent of employed women in 1991. tively? Is there a real skills mismatch What the data does show, though, or is the so-called “skills gap” over- is that while we are investing heavily stated? in higher education of young CanadiOr are there other explanations? ans we are not capturing the economic A new study by Statistics Canada benefits of this investment since many — Overqualification among recent uni- graduates may be underemployed relaversity graduates in Canada — doesn’t tive to their level of learning. This gap provide an answer. But it does show also means diminished life chances for that the labour markets and economic young Canadians who pursue universi-



development are not proceeding as many policymakers had assumed. In 2011, some 18 per cent of young men and women with university degrees in the 25 to 34 age group were in occupations requiring a high school education or less, and about 40 per cent were in occupations requiring a college diploma or less. While a job is not the only reason to pursue a university degree, it often is. But we may be overstating the eco-

ty degrees, only to find a lack of entrylevel jobs that can set them on a promising career path. It is those first jobs that frequently set the lifetime career path and prospects of young Canadians entering the full-time workforce. Understanding how the labour market is changing, and the future course of the economy, is critical if young Canadians are to make the best choices for their future career prospects and if society is to benefit from getting gradu-

Weighing purpose, need and want MH370 went down a month ago, and forces these unfortunate victims to cry still there are many countries scour- out for help. So the world once again ing the ocean in search of remains. mobilizes itself to help not only dig Countless hours and resources are be- these folks out of their difficulties, but ing consumed to find any trace of this also the herculean task of rebuilding doomed flight. Many barriers between that country. countries are lifted in order The only job this father to help in the search. of two beautiful children This retired man who could find is in retail, but has ever only done one type the minimum wage forces of work has nothing to do this young family to seek except for one day a week the assistance of food when his particular skills banks, soup kitchens, and are utilized. That is usually many other agencies that his best day of the week. help try to ease the ravages An older woman whose of poverty. family has grown and left Addictions and their rethe nest is all alone. So she sults urge communities all makes her focus the host of across this beautiful land memories she has; that and to find ways to battle this CHRIS the prospect of a soon to scourge that so devastates SALOMONS be born grandchild. So she so many otherwise great knits, shops and looks for people. things to do that will conThe desire to express nect her to her offspring. oneself results in many A group of people find that if they forms of communication such as music, band together, they can defend them- art, poetry, and even writing. selves more effectively than if they Not only the arts, but many other remain alone, so together they build forms of expression are employed such communities that are easier to defend. as fraternities, social function groups, A devastating earthquake in Haiti etc.


At four o’clock this morning, I woke up and these three words kept going through my head: purpose, need and want. I thought about them for a few minutes and fell asleep again. Then at five a.m. I woke to exactly the same thoughts. And as so often happens, once a thought comes to me, I worry it to death, or get up and do something with it. So as I was contemplating these three little words, I soon realized that they are the very motivations we use to function each and every day. Think about it; we often need a ‘purpose’ to get up in the mornings, our stomachs often determine our ‘need’ to eat, and we ‘want’ to create for ourselves a more gentle and beautiful society. As in my illustrations, I found that we will set normal barriers aside to rise up and help a country as the result of the loss of life due to a plane accident. We also soon realize that retirement is not the end dream that so many think — we still purpose to feel useful. Our needs drive us to work, eat and function within a societal environment, while our wants propel us to functions that enhance and beautify our lives

within that environment. At the soup kitchen, I often see an absence of at least one, maybe two of these motivators. Very seldom are all three lost to these folks, because it does not take a lot to resurrect them once they choose to help themselves. My work at the kitchen, my family and my church are for me a great purpose to get up in the morning — although I wish it was a little later than four in the morning. I find that I have a very compelling need to understand people and the reasons they have to make the choices they do. I am not a fighter as such, but one thing that I want above all else is to see people at peace with each other, and to be able to celebrate the gifts and characters that God has placed in each and every one of us. This leads me to suggest that in this land where all of our wants are easy to meet, maybe we should make the reduction of poverty and the fight against drugs more of a purpose than just a want to sweep it under the rug. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

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ictoria is arguably the first city in all of Canada to start blooming in spring. In March and April, the capital of British Columbia is alive in a sea of pink and white blossoms as the cherry trees that line many of the streets burst into bloom. But the spring colour shift is not restricted to the city. Around the rest of the island, farms and gardens explode with colour and fresh produce fills the markets as gardens start blooming and producing.

Although the weather is difficult to predict, spring is a glorious time to visit Vancouver Island. From the capital city of Victoria to the rainforests, protected areas and farms that dot this ecologically diverse island, there is much to see and do in the spring. Here are a few top spots on Vancouver Island, where spring has already sprung:


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Spring is one of the best times to visit Butchart Gardens, a stunning floral display garden that has

been around for 110 years and is a designated national historic site in Canada. One of the top tourism attractions on Vancouver Island, the gardens were built around and over an open pit limestone quarry near Victoria in Brentwood Bay by Jenny Butchart. In spring, more than a million annual blooming bedding plants are brought into this family garden and this along with thousands of blooming perennial bulbs make springtime one of the best seasons to visit. Besides flowers, visitors will discover birds, statues, fountains, musical performances, a restaurant and a gift shop (

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TOP: The Sunken Garden Lookout at Butchart Gardens: in the early 1900s, this was nothing but a bleak rock-lined disused quarry. The change amazes visitors. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The Milner family home has been turned into a lovely tea house where visitors can enjoy afternoon tea and on special occasions high tea. Milner Gardens has a tie with Alberta, because Ray Milner was an Edmonton lawyer and businessman. Veronica Milner was his second wife; The Concert Lawn Walkway at Butchart Gardens is perhaps best known for the late summer showing of dahlias, but the colours in spring are astounding as well; You can sample all kinds of produce items at Victoria Public Market.

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Central Nebraska: a world of cranes SPECTACLE ATTRACTS TOURISTS FROM AROUND WORLD This is the second of a two-part series on visiting Nebraska. BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Central Nebraska is not the first place to come to mind when you are planning a spring vacation, but it is for Dr. Jane Goodall. The famous primatologist tours for almost 300 days a year, spreading a message of hopeful conservation, but she takes time each March to enjoy one of North America’s greatest wildlife migrations at Nebraska’s Platte River. About 90 percent of the world’s sandhill cranes — or about 500,000 birds — migrate each spring through Nebraska. They stop at the Platte River, North America’s largest braided river, and the halfway point between winter roosts in the southern U.S. and Mexico, and their summer destinations of northern Canada, Alaska and Siberia. The birds arrive hungry and start chowing down on discarded corn in farmers’ fields and invertebrates in meadow wetlands to add body weight. Each evening, the cranes return to the river and the protection it gives them from predators, gathering in large numbers on a 120-km stretch of the Platte River. This spectacle attracts tourists from all corners of the globe. The keenest crawl into small photography blinds for a chilly sleepover next to some of the world’s tallest flying birds. I opted for a more comfortable viewing option — large blinds big enough for 30 people and with holes of various heights facing the river. After taping our camera flashes shut and turning off our cellphones — light and noise scare the birds away — we were escorted into the blind. We waited for sunset and the birds’ return. Cranes migrate by vision, not by the stars, so they fly during the day. As the light drops, so do the birds, descending from the sky in family groups or coteries. The birds landed farthest from our blind and then slowly filled in the sandbars nearest to us. There are no bathrooms or heaters in these blinds, just full-on sensory immersion. My feet hurt from standing, and my fellow travellers were sticking hand warmers in their pockets like kleptomaniacs in an empty jewelry store. I had seen pictures of the crane migration but I was not prepared for the auditory assault — cranes have a bugling call that can be heard four km away. As thousands of cranes filled the sandbars, the cacophony built until I could hear nothing but the cranes’ guttural cries. Once the cranes had settled down and it was completely dark, we were led out of the blind, knowing we would return in a few hours to watch the birds leave for the cornfields. Sandhill cranes mate for life and lay two eggs. Usually, there is enough food for only one fledgling. The young crane will remain near its parents for three years as they teach it migratory routes and the ways of cranes. After being frightened or jostled, a mated pair performs a bonding ritual as the male calls and the female responds. The young cranes have a higher-pitched call, like a teen whose voice has not lowered. Seeing these groups of three birds arrive amidst the huge flocks, or hearing the plaintive call of a juvenile searching for its parents pulls at the heartstrings. National Geographic calls this event North America’s second greatest migration — the Porcupine caribou herd in Alaska holds the top spot — and it is worth getting up at 4:30 a.m. to shiver in a dark blind if you can watch several thousand cranes greet another sunrise. The cranes have migrated to the Platte River for over 10,000 years — the tourists for far less, but both leave their impact. Over 70,000 people come to see the cranes, generating over $8 million in economic activity annually. The cranes left me with an understanding of how the migration can nourish one’s soul, and why one of the world’s greatest conservationists returns each year. To see migration highlights watch my video at http://youtu. be/5aBeBRq_zUg

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Top: About 90 per cent of the world’s Sandhill crane population migrates through Nebraska. Right: Cranes typically travel 300 to 500 km a day while migrating. Third from top: Cranes eat the leftover corn and grain in Nebraska fields. Bottom: Rowe Audubon Sanctuary offers crane viewing during March and early April.



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LEFT: One of the stores and venues at the Victoria Public Market is Olive the Senses, a company that sells infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars. RIGHT: Cider tasting is part of the fun of a visit to Merridale Ciderworks.

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ica Milner built. She believed it was magical and needed to be preserved.� Visitors can explore the 60-acre woodland and the 10-acre gardens that are today operated by the Vancouver Island University as a teaching garden. They can also enjoy afternoon or high tea in the onsite heritage house that was visited by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana (www.milnergardens. org).

Milner Gardens and Woodland In some ways, the best gardens are the simplest ones. Veronica Milner believed her garden in Qualicum Beach was a magical place and that fairies lived amongst the foxglove or digitalis flowers. So convinced was she that the wee folk really did exist that even though she shared her garden with many people during her lifetime, no one was allowed to carelessly tramp through certain spaces in the garden for fear they might destroy a fairy home. This belief in magical fairies is celebrated annually with the appearance of fairy houses for a few days each June. Whether there are real fairies in the gardens, there is no disputing that Milner Gardens is a magical place. One of the last remaining stands of old growth coastal Douglas fir buffers the spectacular Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach from the rest of the world. “When you are looking for peace and reflection, the best gardens are not the big showy ones,� says Geoff Ball, executive director of Milner Gardens and Woodland. “There’s no other garden quite like this one that Veron-

Public markets and farmers markets Public markets and farmers’ markets can be found all around Vancouver Island, from spring through early autumn, adding colour and flavour to the local economy and providing visitors and locals with the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, meat, baking and handcrafted goods direct from the people who produce them. One of the few markets open yearround is the Victoria Public Market ( at the Hudson. Managed by a non-profit society, the marketplace has become a meeting place for local food producers and foodies to share ideas and products and get back to basics. The market offers cooking demos by local chefs, kid-friendly activities, local entertainment and tasting workshops as well as a year-round farmers market every Wednesday.

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and agricultural producers and is a prime spot to enjoy a culinary adventure. The word “Cowichan� means “warm land� in the native language and for centuries First Nations recognized the area as a prime growing region. Today, it is a fun place to explore in the spring and summer months, when you can visit farms and orchards and enjoy fresh farm goods direct from the people who produce them. There are many local producers who open their farms to visitors, but Merridale Ciderworks ( and Hilary Abbot Cheese ( are two spots with much to offer. Merridale Ciderworks is a family-friendly destination with trails through the orchards, seasonal activities for kids including scavenger hunts and fairy hunts, cider tasting and cellar tours, a gift shop and an onsite bistro called La Pommeraie that serves lunch and excellent apple pie. Visitors to the Hilary Abbot Cheese and Deli Shop can sample the many varieties of cheese produced onsite, taste area wines, see the cheese production area, get up close to farm animals and enjoy a petting zoo. The lunch counter serves homemade soups paired with sandwiches made at a neighbouring bakery, True Grain Bread.

Getting there just got easier Last year, Air Canada ( launched service from Red Deer to Calgary that connects Al-

berta’s third largest city with the rest of the world. Travellers can now fly from Red Deer to Europe or any other destination Air Canada flies. The new service has helped to make Red Deer Regional Airport ( the fifth busiest regional airport in the country. I checked out the service on a recent flight to Victoria. Besides saving money on fuel costs to Calgary or Edmonton, I saved money on parking. There is free parking right outside the terminal with electrical plug-ins available for an extra fee of about $10 per day. The planes are small and the flight is brief, so the co-pilot also serves as a flight attendant instructing passengers on safety routines. The 18-seat plane flies at about 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and you can watch Central Alberta farms pass by below as you gaze out the window. There is a bathroom on board, but it looks a little like something you’d see on a camping trip. For the sake of research, I tried it out during our brief flight and I can tell you from experience, it’s a bit of a bumpy ride back there. Overall, I found the new air service to be very good and the connections to Victoria excellent. Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. Follow Debbie’s travels at If you have an interesting travel story you would like to share, please email: DOGO@telusplanet. net or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.


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Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth announces his retirement from NHL hockey in Edmonton on Friday. Smyth has 386 goals and 456 assists and 974 penalty minutes in 1,269 games heading into Edmonton’s Saturday season finale against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

EDMONTON — Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth is calling it a career after tipping in shots and absorbing spine-jarring jolts standing in front of goalies for 18 NHL seasons. Smyth said Friday his body was still willing, but with his young children getting older, his mind was wandering. “The mental side of the game, I didn’t have it at times,” Smyth told a news conference at Rexall Place, with his family on hand. “I’ve got a wonderful family that I miss out on a lot of their stuff. That (became) a factor. “There comes a time in my life where you have to turn the page.” The 38-year-old known for his famous mullet was also a stalwart on Team Canada. He was drafted sixth overall by Edmonton in 1994 and spent most of his 18-season career in Alberta’s capital. He mixed grit with a scoring touch and became the face of the post-Wayne Gretzky Oilers, leading the team to a Stanley Cup final appearance in 2006. Smyth thanked everyone from former teammates to the Oilers’ massage therapist in a speech that saw the scrappy forward fight back tears. Sitting beside him at the news conference was Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. “There are many players that have worn the Edmonton Oilers jersey, but there are no players who wore the jersey that had more passion than Ryan Smyth,” MacTavish said. Smyth has 386 goals and 456 assists and 974 penalty minutes in 1,269 games heading into Edmonton’s Saturday season finale against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. He added 59 points (2831) and 88 penalty minutes in 93 career playoff games.

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Bandits split pair of games at Western Shield BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF The Red Deer Bandits had a simple goal heading into the Western Shield women’s AA hockey championships . . . be around to play on Sunday. They took a step in that direction splitting a pair of games Friday at the Kin City Arenas, beating the Meadow Ridge Moose of B.C. 4-0 in the afternoon before losing 7-1 to the Manitoba Herd in the evening. “Hopefully we made it to play Sunday, that’s what we were hoping for,” said Bandits head coach Toni Lassu. “We would have liked a better outcome tonight.” The Bandits used Nikki Ree in goal to give Amy Friestadt a rest. Ree, who made 39 saves, has played mainly up front this season. “We put Nikki in for old times’ sake and while she played well we were just too tired.” The Bandits legs gave out, especially in the third period when they were outscored 4-1. “We had a different defensive lineup tonight from this afternoon . . . we

WOMEN’S AA HOCKEY were switching players around,” explained Lassu, who scored the Bandits goal late in the third period. “We had some things going when it was still close, but they didn’t go in for us and it got out of hand a bit at the end. The nice thing is the girls all enjoy each other’s company and we try to support each other and have fun.” The Bandits opened the tournament with a 5-2 loss to provincial champion Edmonton ESP Velocity on Thursday. “We didn’t play well. We were off for a month, which made it tough to come back and play at your best,” said Lassu, who played with the RDC Queens from 2002-05. “I played a year with Barb Marsh and two with Rob (Weddell). I had an A (assistant) one year and a C (captain) one,” she said. Lassu, who lives in Calgary, would like nothing better than to get former RDC players to join the Bandits.

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Red Deer Bandit Sheri Christofferson, left, and Meadow Ridge Moose player Brittany Wakefield battle it out in the corner during first period action at the 2014 Western Shield Championship in Red Deer Friday. The tournament goes through the weekend with the championship A and B games going at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Kinsmen Arenas.

Watson 3 strokes ahead midway through Masters BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on Friday with 75 minutes of brilliance and power. On another demanding day of crispy greens and swirling wind, he ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead over John Senden.

There’s nothing fancy about his golf, except for his outrageous length. He has made only two bogeys in 36 holes. He has missed only eight greens. “It’s not science here,” Watson said. “It’s try to hit the greens. And if you’re hitting the greens, that means you’re obviously hitting your tee shots well. So that’s all I’m trying to do is just hit the greens . . . maybe throw in a birdie here or there. That’s what I’ve done the last two days and it’s worked out so far.” Watson made bogey on the 18th hole with a shot that bounced left of the green and into the gallery. He finished at 7-under 137, giving him the largest 36-hole lead at the Masters since Chad

Campbell in 2006. Senden qualified for the Masters a month ago with his win at Innisbrook. After a rugged start, he played the final 14 holes with six birdies and no bogeys for a 68 that puts him in the last group at a major on the weekend. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot an even-par second round, but his disappointing first round of 8 over will see him cut from the final weekend. The project cut is 4 over. Former Masters champion Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove, Ont., will almost assuredly move on after a round of even par. He followed four birdies on the front nine with four bogeys on the back

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to sit at 1 over after two rounds. Adam Scott also made a late recovery with three birdies on the back nine to salvage a 72, along with his hopes to join Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win back-to-back at Augusta. Scott was four shots back at 141, along with Thomas Bjorn (68), Jonas Blixt (71) and Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old from Texas who looked solid on the mystifying greens and shot a 70. “Bubba is tearing it up,” Spieth said. “So we’ve got to go get him.”

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Leafs hope Shanahan brings winning atmosphere BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Some of the Toronto Maple Leafs are already very familiar with new president Brendan Shanahan. In fact, five of them have been suspended by the former chief NHL disciplinarian this season alone. “We kind of did joke about it,” said forward James van Riemsdyk with a laugh. “He owes a couple of guys some money here.” After watching their season fall apart, the Leafs announced Friday that Shanahan is joining the team as president and alternate governor. Shanahan, who had been working as the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, will oversee all team operations for the Leafs and will begin work immediately. Toronto players say they having a huge amount of respect for Shanahan, who is a member of the Hall of Fame after a playing career that included more than 1,500 games, three Stanley Cups and an Olympic gold

medal. “His resume speaks for himself,” said van Riemsdyk. “He’s a Hall of Fame player, won championships so I’m sure he knows what it takes on that respective. We’ll meet him I’m sure in the coming weeks or whatever and I’m sure he’ll do a good job.” “He has a good hockey resume and it’s always good to have people like that associated with you.” The Leafs wrap up the regular season Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators and are excited that action has already been taken after what can only be called a disastrous season. Toronto will miss the playoffs after an eight-game losing streak saw them go from second in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division to out of contention, and they were never able to claw their way back in to the top eight. Heading into Saturday’s game the Leafs sit 12th in the conference, and the hope is Shanahan will bring a winning culture to the underachieving club. “It’s nice and a refreshing feel,” said Nazem Kadri. “It gives you an opportunity to evaluate the

season and overlook what we’ve done. “He’s definitely an experienced person that’s going to bring a lot of depth to the organization.” While Kadri looks forward to having someone of Shanahan’s pedigree join the organization, he also realizes it could result in a number of changes. “I guess you could look at it that way,” said Kadri. “Like I was saying before he’s a very experienced person, 20 years in the league, a few Stanley Cups so he’s definitely the ideal person you want in your organization.” Shanahan’s arrival could impact Randy Carlyle, who has come under fire of late, but the Leafs head coach said he’s not about to worry about things out of his control. “I’m trying to live my life as a hockey coach and do the things that you do,” said Carlyle. “Come to work and try to be positive and put an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. Our job doesn’t change dramatically. Obviously when the situation is the one we’re in it makes it more difficult, but you still have to come to work and you have to live.”


SMYTH: Being an Oiler the highlight of his career He also earned the nickname “Captain Canada” for his loyalty to Canada’s men’s national team. The team is preparing a tribute to the Banff native during Saturday’s game. Asked what he’ll miss the most about the game, Smyth said the it will be the journey itself. “Being on the ice surface, the adrenalin, the excitement, obviously your teammates,” he said. “I’ll for sure miss the guys.” What was the highlight, he was asked. “Probably playing a thousand games and coming back and being an Edmonton Oiler.” Teammates said he will be remembered as a bluecollar workhorse who made his living with a big stick in front of the net, deflecting and tipping in point shots and passes while taking a hellacious beating. Oilers winger David Perron said he grew up idolizing Smyth. “He was always around the net being greasy and scoring goals that everyone was like, ’How did that go in? Oh, Ryan Smyth scored again.’ At the end of the year he’d have 30-40 goals,” said Perron after practice Friday. Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens said Smyth’s trademark goals come from a mix of skill and guts. “He’s always in position but never stops the puck, and it makes it really difficult to see pucks because no matter which way you look it seems like he’s there,” said Scrivens. “It’s a talent he acquired through hard work and just sacrificing his body.” Smyth played at least 40 games as an Oiler in 14 of his 18 seasons. He blossomed in his first full season with the team in 1996-97, when he had 61 points (39 goals and 22 assists) in 82 games. Smyth was a steady force up front in Edmonton early in his career. The six-foot-two 191-pounder played a key role in the Oilers’ 2006 Stanley Cup run. Smyth had 16 points (7-9) in 24 games that postseason as the Oilers dropped a seven-game series to the Carolina Hurricanes. He was shipped to the New York Islanders at the trade deadline during the 2006-07 season. Long-term contract negotiations between Smyth’s agent, Don Meehan, and Oilers then general manager Kevin Lowe went to the 11th hour but the two sides couldn’t reach a deal. With Smyth due to become a free agent that summer, Lowe didn’t want to risk losing him for nothing in the off-season. Smyth said goodbye to Edmonton during an emotional news conference at the city airport. He played two seasons with Colorado and two more with Los Angeles before he asked Kings GM Dean Lombardi for a trade in 2011. A deal was finalized in June of that year. He has provided some veteran leadership on a young Oilers squad over his last three seasons. Saturday will be Smyth’s last chance to set a team record for power-play goals. Smyth and Glenn Anderson have 126 each, one ahead of Gretzky. Internationally, Smyth played at two Winter Games, helping Canada win gold at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. Smyth also won gold at the World Cup of Hockey in 2004 and represented Canada at seven straight world hockey championship during his prime.

SHIELD: Finish roundrobin play today “We’re getting older and the rest of the (Calgary) league is getting younger,” she said. “We’d like to get the former Queens to come out.” One player they’re looking at is Laura Salomons, who just finished her fifth year with RDC. “She’s on our radar,” said Lassu. “She could just come out and play games in Red Deer. We don’t practice and some girls play strictly in Red Deer and some in Calgary, which makes it easier with the


Bubba Watson watches his shot out of the gallery on the 18th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday in Augusta, Ga. travel.” The Central Alberta Amazons is a junior A team that plays in Penhold and Lassu hopes to talk with their graduating players as well. “We didn’t have a great year this year, but we were competitive the last two and we give the top teams a good battle. The thing is the U of C put a team in this year and they have 15 girls around 22 years of age and they’re all big and talented. They’re tough to play.” The Bandits are in their 28th season and know a thing or two about winning the Western Shield. “We won in 2010,’ said Lassu. “This brings back a lot of fond memories.” Lori Krause, who has been with the Bandits for close to 20 years, scored a pair of goals against Meadow Ridge with Justine Jackson and Natalie Ree potting single markers. Amy Friestadt was in goal. The Bandits finish round-robin play today at 2 p.m. against the undefeated Saskatchewan Wheat Kings, who defeated Meadow Ridge 9-0 Thursday and the Velocity 6-1 Friday. The Velocity also tied the Herd 2-2 on Friday. On the senior A side, the Kamloops Vibe is 2-0 after defeating South Fraser TNT of Saskatchewan 4-0 Thursday and the Edmonton Renegades 3-0 Friday. The Grande Prairie Panthers edged the Renegades 3-2 Thursday, tied the Assiniboine Community College Cougars of Manitoba 2-2 and lost 3-1 to the TNT Friday. The Cougars also defeated the Renegades 9-1 and sit at 1-1-1. The third and fourth place teams in each division meet in the bronze medal games Sunday with the top two clashing for gold. The AA bronze game is at 10 a.m. with the gold medal contest at 1 p.m. The other side has their playoffs games at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. All AA games are in Kin City A with the A games in the B side.

MASTERS: Mickelson misses cut for first time since ’97 The chase includes the ageless Fred Couples, who won the Masters a year before Spieth was born. Couples, cool as ever at 54, had another 71 and was five back. Woods, who missed the Masters for the first time in 20 years because of back surgery, won’t be the on-


ly guy watching on television. Phil Mickelson made another triple bogey — three shots from the bunkers on the par-3 12th hole — for a 73 and missed the cut for the first time since 1997. So did Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner. Rory McIlroy nearly joined them. He hit one tee shot over the fourth green, past the head of Adam Scott on the fifth tee and into the bushes for a double bogey. Another shot hit a sprinkler head and landed in the azaleas behind the 13th green. He had to make a 6-foot par putt to make the cut at 4-over 148. Watson seems further away from the field than just three shots. U.S. Open champion Justin Rose was nine shots behind, but not ready to give up because the leader often comes back to the field — although he admitted that former champs are less likely to collapse. “But there’s no give on this golf course,” Rose said. “The hole can start looking awfully small, and those lakes can start to look awfully big.” The only thing that looked big to Watson was the size of the cup. His birdie streak started and ended with a 9-iron to short range on par 3s — 3 feet on the 12th, 4 feet on the 16th. He got up-and-down for birdies on the par 5s. And in the middle of that great run was a putt that defines the vexing greens of Augusta. Watson had a 40-foot putt on the 14th hole that probably travelled 50 feet after it turned nearly 90 degrees to the left and rolled into the cup. Just his luck, Garcia had a chip shot that rolled over the spot where Watson had marked his putt and showed him the way. “Without Sergio’s chip, I probably would have three-putted it,” Watson said. That’s really the only break he needed in the second round. His golf is amazingly simple for such a complicated personality. Watson, whose victory at Riviera in February was his first since the 2012 Masters, said he was helped by not having all the attention on him this week. He didn’t have to host the Champions Dinner. He didn’t have to go through the process of returning the green jacket. Even so, the Masters is just getting started. The 36-hole leader goes on to win the Masters just over one-third of the time, and only two players — Weir in 2003 and Trevor Immelman in 2008 — have done it since 2000. And while Watson is a major champion, this will be the first time he sleeps on the lead at a major. “It’s starting to get pretty easy to drop shots out there,” Scott said. “Tomorrow is a big day for everyone.” Watc “Sam h for o ur ple Con test Red Dee r avai Entry fo ” lab rm Dinin le in the s g Gu ide

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Canucks getting a look at Markstrom VANCOUVER — One of Mike Gillis’s final acts as Canucks general manager was to end the Roberto Luongo saga once and for all in Vancouver by trading the veteran goalie to the Florida Panthers last month. And while the recently fired Gillis won’t be around to reap any potential benefit from deal, Vancouver got its first real glimpse this week at one of the key pieces that came back the other way. Jacob Markstrom, acquired along with forward Shawn Matthias as part of the deal that sent Luongo back to his former team, allowed three goals on 27 shots in a solid first start with the Canucks as Vancouver fell 4-2 to the red-hot Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. The American Hockey League’s goalie of the month for February while he was still a member of the Panthers’ organization, Markstrom watched from the bench for 15 straight games as Vancouver rode fellow Swede Eddie Lack in a failed attempt to make a run at the playoffs. After the Canucks were eliminated from contention for the first time in six years, head coach John Tortorella indicated that youngsters would play in the team’s final three games and that Markstrom would get his chance to spell Lack, who started 19 in a row following the Olympic break. “I thought (Markstrom), with the amount of work he’s done and the lack of play ... I thought he was really good, as far as the technical part that we’re trying to work on with him,” Tortorella said after Thursday’s game. That work the Canucks have been doing with Markstrom has included having him play deeper in his crease, a style preached by goalie coach Rollie Melanson. “A lot of the stuff I’ve been working with Rollie with felt pretty good out there,” said Markstrom, whose only other game with Vancouver was mopup duty in a 6-1 loss to Dallas. “It’s all repetitions and we’ve been doing it for quite a bit here so it felt pretty natural. “I was happy that I was playing but too bad we couldn’t win.”

Toronto 2 Baltimore 0 BALTIMORE — Dustin McGowan has endured injuries and operations, long stints on the disabled list and countless rehab assignments to keep his baseball career afloat. It all paid off Friday night, when the Toronto right-hander earned his first victory since 2008 with an effective and emotional effort at Baltimore. McGowan allowed five hits over 6 1-3 innings, and the Blue Jays used two unearned runs to beat Chris Tillman and the Orioles 2-0. Making his first start since September 2011, McGowan (1-1) walked one, hit two batters and struck out two. He had faced the Orioles 13 times previously — going 0-3 with a 6.99 ERA and allowing 50 hits in 37 1-3 innings. McGowan spent time on the disabled list in each of the last six seasons. He had shoulder surgery in 2008 and 2010 and missed the entire 2012 season. In his debut this year, he didn’t make it out of the third inning in a loss to the New York Yankees. Against Baltimore, however, McGowan allowed only one runner past second base. “It’s kind of a sentimental night, you know, one of those deals,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He’s come a long way and he answered the bell. He had a rough one, his first one, and he bounced back tonight against a good-hitting ballclub. Yeah, it’s very rewarding for not only him but for everybody that knows him.” The 32-year-old McGowan couldn’t have been much happier. “I think the most important thing is just feeling good,” he said. “I got the opportunity to pitch again and that’s all I could ask for. Just trying to make the best of it.” After McGowan left, Brett Cecil got five straight outs and Sergio Santos worked a perfect ninth for his fourth

save. It all added up to McGowan’s first win since June 22, 2008. “He’s always been one of the top guys here since he got drafted by the Blue Jays,” Gibbons said. “The organization has expected big things out of him. He’s had some tough luck along the way. Who knows how the season will finish out? But he’s off to a good start, that’s for sure.” Tillman (1-1) allowed three hits over eight innings, lowering his ERA to 0.84. But the right-hander received no offensive support from his teammates, who were coming off a three-game series against the Yankees in which they collected 40 hits. Two throwing errors by third baseman Jonathan Schoop provided Toronto with a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Jose Bautista reached on Schoop’s first errant toss and came around to score on the rookie’s second misfire. Dioner Navarro followed with a potential double-play grounder, but the relay to first base from shortstop Ryan Flaherty skipped past Tillman, allowing another run to score. “It’s baseball. It could have happened early on in the game when I was missing (pitches) and we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” Tillman said. Schoop made no excuses. “I just like threw it away,” he said. “I wish I played better defence for Tillman. He pitched a great game. I’ll learn from it, be better tomorrow.” In the fifth, Baltimore hit three straight two-out singles to load the bases for cleanup hitter Adam Jones, who flied out to centre. “A lot of guys hit balls right at guys. It’s just how it is with this game,” Jones said. “There will be days when we bloop them and they all find a home, but tonight, nothing. Crickets out there.” McGowan had a lot to do with it. “You tip your cap,” Jones said. “They pitched a good game.”

Postma lift Jets over Flames BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Winnipeg 5 Calgary 3 CALGARY — Paul Postma’s first goal of the season at 9:16 of the third period was the game-winner Friday night as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Anthony Peluso did a nice job controlling the puck in the Flames end before dropping it back to Postma at the blue-line. The defenceman, who used to play his junior hockey in Calgary, stepped into a hard slapshot that beat Karri Ramo. Michael Frolik, Evander Kane, Carl Klingberg, and Blake Wheeler into an empty net also scored for Winnipeg (37-35-10). It was the final game of the season for the Jets. Going back to its days in Atlanta, the franchise has missed the playoffs the past seven years. Jiri Hudler, Sean Monahan and Kris Russell scored for Calgary (35-397), which had its four-game winning streak snapped. The only thing left to be decided for the Flames will be whether they finish 26th or 27th. They are currently tied in points with the Islanders and each team has one game left. The Flames own the tie-breaker. In his third-career start, and third in a row, Michael Hutchinson had 35 saves, including 20 in a spectacular third period to preserve the victory. The 24-year-old’s biggest stop came


Winnipeg Jets’ Paul Postma, centre, celebrates his game winning goal against the Calgary Flames’ with Patrice Cormier, left, and Carl Klingberg, from Sweden, during third period NHL action in Calgary on Friday with four minutes left when he threw out his glove to stab a shot from Kenny Agostino, who had been sent in alone. It was Calgary’s final game at the Scotiabank Saddledome where they finish up 19-19-3. As the club saluted the fans at centre ice, the appreciative fans rose to their feet in a thundering ovation to acknowledge a rebuild year in which the Flames were more competitive than most expected.

Calgary has played in 49 one-goal games (25-18-7), which ties the NHL record set by Florida in 2010-11. Down 3-1 halfway through the second, the Flames got a great chance to get back in the game when they got a two-man advantage for 1:31. Mark Stuart put the Jets down two men when he caught Hudler in the face with a high stick.

Finland nips Canada in U18 exhibition BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Finland 3 Canada 2 JARVENPAA, Finland — Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Brendan Perlini of the Niagara IceDogs had a goal and an assist each as Canada’s under-18 hockey team dropped a 3-2 exhibition loss to Finland on Friday. The contest was the first of two exhibitions the Canadians will play before they begin defending their world under-18 hockey tournament crown Wednesday against Sweden. It was also Canada’s first game since breaking its mini training camp last

week in Toronto. Head coach Kevin Dineen, who led the national women’s team to Olympic gold in Russia in February, was happy with what he saw. “You can see the skillset,” Dineen said. “They were getting themselves into some quality scoring positions and were deciding they wanted to be good buddies with their new teammates and make that extra pass. “I think you can take that as a critique but that’s a sign we have some good character. We’re a big, strong team. I like the way we skated in stretches of the game so that’s a plus.” However, with only 11 forwards dressed for the contest, Dineen said fatigue eventually became a factor. “We were getting a little ragged to-

wards the end . . . we went from a fast team to a slow team quickly,” Dineen said. “I think many of these players are used to playing a lot for their respective teams and sometimes that drags into shifts that are too long.” Canada split its goaltending duties, with Mason McDonald of the Charlottetown Islanders not allowing a goal the first half of the contest. Brent Moran of the IceDogs came on and allowed all three Finnish goals. The Finns finished 1-of-5 on the power play while Canada was 0-for-5. Dineen said the team will take Saturday off and visit nearby Helsinki before practising Sunday. Canada faces Denmark in its final pre-tournament game Monday.

Canadiens welcome attention as lone Canadian team in playoffs BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BROSSARD, Que. — Those impatient for the Stanley Cup to return to Canada will have just one team to root for in the NHL playoffs — the Montreal Canadiens. For the first time since 1973, only one Canadian team has qualified for the NHL post-season. The Canadiens (45-28-8) will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening round, with only home ice advantage to be decided in the final regular-season games on the weekend. Defenceman Josh Gorges said Friday he expects a lot of attention, but it will be no more pressure than what the team deals with every day.

“There may be more eyes within Canada watching our games,” the Kelowna, B.C. native said. “In Canada, they have their loyalties to their local teams, but come playoff time, you’ve watched when Vancouver was in the Cup (final) a few years ago. “Calgary, Edmonton, the same thing. The whole country rallies around because they want to see a Stanley Cup come back to Canada. But I don’t think it adds anything. There’s enough pressure just because of what we’re trying to accomplish.” In 1973, the Canadiens were the lone Canadian playoff team and they won the Cup. They are also the last Canadian team to win a Cup in 1993. They are widely considered to be

long shots to go more than a round or two this time, even though they’ve had an excellent season, have Canadian Olympic gold medallist Carey Price in goal, and got a major boost at the trade deadline in scoring winger Thomas Vanek. Last season, four Canadian teams made the playoffs. Only two made it in the two seasons before that. It seems odd that clubs with such enthusiastic fans and which sell out every game have so much trouble finishing in the top eight in their conferences. But Gorges said the added attention may be what makes it so difficult. “It’s a little bit strange, but at the same time, it’s not easy playing in Canadian markets,” he said. “On a lot of

teams in the States, there’s nothing more to it than going out and playing the game and getting the two points, whereas a lot of times in Canada, you can’t escape hockey. “No matter where you go, there’s added, outside things that affect your performance. I think we’ve done a good job here of trying to find that balance, but that could, maybe, be a reason why some Canadian teams haven’t been in there.” The Canadiens have reached the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons, missing in 2012. Their best season since 1993 was in 2010 when they reached the Eastern Conference final. The Vancouver Canucks saw a run of five straight trips to the post-season end this season.



● Volleyball: U14 girls Division 2 provincials at Sylvan Lake. ● Women’s hockey: Western Shield hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at 10 and 10:30 a.m., (A & B bronzemedal games), 1 and 1:30 p.m. (A and B championships), Kinsmen Arenas. ● Boxing: Provincial championship at Westerner Harvest Centre.

Edmonton vs Brandon (Edmonton wins series 4-1) Thursday, Apr. 3 Edmonton 5 Brandon 0 Saturday, Apr. 5 Edmonton 3 Brandon 0 Tuesday, Apr. 8 Edmonton 5 Brandon 2 Wednesday, Apr. 9 Brandon 5 Edmonton 2 Friday, Apr. 11 Edmonton 5 Brandon 1

BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Activated LHP Dana De La Rosa from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Salt Lake City (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Wolf on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Reinstated LHP Jeff Locke from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Indianapolis (IL). American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released RHP Derrick Miramontes. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed OF Drew Martinez. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed RHP Brett Hunter, RHP Chris Camilli and OF Jason Botts. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed C Tyler Smith. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed LHP Tom Vessella and OF JaRon Shepherd. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed INF Sean O’Hare, INF Junior Arrojo, RHP Charlie Law and LHP Shawn Teufel. Released RHP Kyle Wahl. Frontier League FRONTIER GREYS — Signed INF Joe Poletsky. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Eric Cendejas. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Alex Gillingham. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DE Sam Montgomery. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Matched Jacksonville’s offer sheet on C Alex Mack. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Damian Williams to a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived WR Brandon Carswell. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WR Anthony Barrett. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Minnesota F Mike Rupp four games for a late illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues F T.J. Oshie during NHL an April 10 game. CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Sent D Tim Erixon to Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS— Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned G Jared Coreau to Toledo (ECHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Announced the retirement of F Ryan Smyth at the end of the season. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled F Mike Blunden from Hamilton (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Justin Johnson from Bridgeport (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F Cedric Paquette from Syracuse (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Named Brendan Shanahan president and alternate governor. American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Justin Hickman to an amateur tryout contract. CHICAGO WOLVES — Announced C Keith Aucoin, C Adam Cracknell and RW Ty Rattie were recalled by St. Louis (NL). Recalled F Eric Kattelus from Kalamazoo (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY — Loaned MF Robbie Rogers, D Kyle Venter, G Brian Rowe and F Chandler Hoffman to LA Galaxy II (USL PRO). North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Agreed terms with MF Jimmy Mulligan. COLLEGE BROWN — Announced the resignation of baseball coach Marek Drabinski. Named Mike McCormack CINCINNATI — Announced men’s redshirt junior basketball F Justin Martin has to transferred to the team from Xavier. IOWA STATE — Suspended DL David Irving indefinitely after being arrested following a large crowd disturbance in Ames, Iowa. MARSHALL — Granted men’s freshman basketball G Kareem Canty his release. MISSOURI — Dismissed WR Dorial GreenBeckham. NEBRASKA — Named Jim Molinari men’s assistant basketball coach. NEW MEXICO — Announced junior C Alex Kirk will enter the NBA draft. OREGON — Announced F Ben Carter and G A.J. Lapray have decided to transfer. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA — Named Jay Ladner men’s basketball coach. SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE — Announced assistant men’s basketball coach Chad Welk resigned to become assistant men’s basketball coach at St. Cloud State. TENNESSEE — Announced junior F Jarnell Stokes will enter the NBA draft.

Soccer MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T GF Columbus 4 3 1 0 7 Toronto 4 3 1 0 5 Kansas City 5 2 1 2 5 Houston 4 2 2 0 7 Philadelphia 5 1 1 3 6 D.C. 4 1 2 1 4 New England 5 1 3 1 2 Chicago 5 0 1 4 8 New York 5 0 1 4 6 Montreal 5 0 3 2 5

GA 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 9 9 9

Pt 9 9 8 6 6 4 4 4 4 2

Western Conference GP W L T GF 5 4 0 1 13 5 2 0 3 8 5 2 1 2 8 4 2 1 1 7 5 2 2 1 9 5 1 2 2 6 3 1 1 1 4 5 0 2 3 7 3 0 2 1 4

GA 6 4 5 5 8 10 2 10 6

Pt 13 9 8 7 7 5 4 3 1

Sunday’s games Columbus at San Jose, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Philadelphia at New York, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Houston at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. New England at Chicago, 2 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 5 p.m. D.C. at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Chivas, 8:30 p.m.

Goal — Brandon: Papirny (L, 5-4-0); NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF z-Boston 80 53 18 9 115 255 x-Tampa Bay 81 45 27 9 99 239 x-Montreal 81 45 28 8 98 214 x-Detroit 81 38 28 15 91 219 Ottawa 80 35 31 14 84 232 Toronto 81 38 35 8 84 231 Florida 81 29 44 8 66 194 Buffalo 80 21 50 9 51 153 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF y-Pittsburgh 80 51 24 5 107 244 x-N.Y. Rangers81 45 31 5 95 218 x-Philadelphia 80 41 30 9 91 227 x-Columbus 81 42 32 7 91 228 Washington 81 38 30 13 89 235 New Jersey 81 34 29 18 86 194 Carolina 81 35 35 11 81 201 N.Y. Islanders 81 33 37 11 77 221

Medicine Hat vs Kootenay (Kootenay leads series 3-1) Saturday, Apr. 5 Kootenay 4 Medicine Hat 2 Sunday, Apr. 6 Medicine Hat 5 Kootenay 2 Wednesday, Apr. 9 Kootenay 3 Medicine Hat 1 Thursday, Apr. 10 Kootenay 7 Medicine Hat 4 Saturday, Apr. 12 Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 14 x-Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Kelowna vs Seattle (Kelowna wins series 4-0) Thursday, Apr. 3 Kelowna 6 Seattle 2 Saturday, Apr. 5 Kelowna 6 Seattle 3 Tuesday, Apr. 8 Kelowna 5 Seattle 4 Wednesday, Apr. 9 Kelowna 5 Seattle 2


Carolina at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

16:12, Nejezchleb Bra (Major - Clipping) 16:12, Quenneville Bra (inter. on goaltender) 18:40, Irving Edm (roughing) 18:40. Shots on goal by Brandon 6 7 7 — 20 Edmonton 15 15 8 — 38


● Women’s hockey: Western Shield hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at 9, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., noon, 2, 2:30, 4:30 and 5 p.m., Kinsmen Arenas. ● Volleyball: U14 girls Division 2 provincials at Sylvan Lake. ● Boxing: Provincial championship at Westerner Harvest Centre.

Today’s games Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 2 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 2 p.m. Houston at New England, 3 p.m. New York at D.C., 5 p.m. Seattle at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Chivas at Portland, 8:30 p.m.




Dallas Salt Lake Vancouver Colorado Seattle Chivas Los Angeles Portland San Jose


WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Colorado 80 52 21 7 111 247 x-St. Louis 81 52 22 7 111 248 x-Chicago 81 46 20 15 107 262 x-Minnesota 81 43 26 12 98 204 x-Dallas 81 40 30 11 91 234 Nashville 80 36 32 12 84 202 Winnipeg 82 37 35 10 84 227 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF y-Anaheim 80 52 20 8 112 259 x-San Jose 80 49 22 9 107 241 x-Los Angeles 81 46 28 7 99 203 Phoenix 80 36 29 15 87 212 Vancouver 80 35 34 11 81 189 Calgary 81 35 39 7 77 208 Edmonton 81 28 44 9 65 198

Portland vs Victoria (Portland wins series 4-1) Friday, Apr. 4 Portland 8 Victoria 2 Saturday, Apr. 5 Portland 6 Victoria 3 Monday, Apr. 7 Victoria 2 Portland 1 Tuesday, Apr. 8 Portland 4 Victoria 3 Thursday, Apr. 10 Victoria 1, Portland 5

GA 173 215 204 230 263 255 265 240 GA 200 192 226 214 239 206 225 264

GA 212 188 213 199 226 234 237 GA 204 197 170 227 217 236 268

Oil Kings 5, Wheat Kings 1 First Period 1. Edmonton, Samuelsson 2 (unassisted) 15:26. 2. Edmonton, Pollock 5 (Kulda, Lazar) 17:11. 3. Edmonton, Petryk 1 (Sautner, Moroz) 17:34. Penalties — Green Bra (interference) 11:43. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Quenneville Bra (boarding) 8:12, Samuelsson Edm (hooking) 16:48. Third Period 4. Brandon, Roy 1 (McGauley, Nejezchleb) 2:55 (pp). 5. Edmonton, Corbett 4 (Kieser, Eller) 8:44. 6. Edmonton, Moroz 4 (Reinhart, Samuelsson) 11:09 (pp). Penalties — Jarry Edm (tripping) 1:59, Sautner Edm (delay of game) 2:27, Lisoway Bra (tripping) 5:07, Nejezchleb Bra (tripping) 9:19, Baddock Edm (checking from behind) 12:42, Nejezchleb Bra (game misconduct) 16:12, Moroz Edm (10-minute misconduct) 16:12, Samuelsson Edm (roughing)

Friday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 3, New Jersey 2, SO Washington 4, Chicago 0 Carolina 2, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 Dallas 3, St. Louis 0 Winnipeg 5, Calgary 3 Colorado at San Jose, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Buffalo at Boston, 10:30 a.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 5 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 5 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 6 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at St. Louis, 10:30 a.m. Boston at New Jersey, 1 p.m.

7 7

10 17 13 7

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34 27

Goal — Chicago: Crawford (L, 32-16-10); Washington: Halak (W, 29-13-7).


NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference


Chicago Washington

Jets 5, Flames 3 First Period 1. Winnipeg, Frolik 15 (Trouba, Stuart) 7:23. 2. Winnipeg, Kane 19 (Little, Pardy) 16:10. Penalties — None. Second Period 3. Calgary, Hudler 17 (Stajan, Brodie) 1:04. 4. Winnipeg, Klingberg 1 (Cormier, Redmond) 8:48. 5. Calgary, Monahan 22 (Hudler, Glencross) 11:46 (pp). 6. Calgary, Russell 7 (Byron, Giordano) 12:10 (pp). Penalties — Jokinen Wpg (roughing) 1:43, Jokinen Wpg (tripping) 10:19, Stuart Wpg (high-sticking) 10:48, Galiardi Cgy (interference) 14:34. Third Period 7. Winnipeg, Postma 1 (Peluso, Cormier) 9:16. 8. Winnipeg, Wheeler 28 (Jokinen) 19:03 (en). Penalties — Byron Cgy (slashing) 10:07, O’Dell Wpg (tripping) 10:12, Enstrom Wpg (holding) 16:48. Shots on goal by Winnipeg 14 5 8 — 27 Calgary 8 12 18 — 38 Goal — Winnipeg: Hutchinson (W, 2-1-0); Calgary: Ramo (L, 17-14-4). Stars 3, Blues 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Shattenkirk StL (tripping) 4:20, Polak StL (holding) 13:39, Ott StL (roughing) 19:15, Roussel Dal (roughing) 19:15. Second Period 1. Dallas, Daley 9 (Benn) 5:52. 2. Dallas, Seguin 37 (Benn, Daley) 11:58 (pp). Penalties — Jaskin StL (hooking) 11:48, Schwartz StL (closing hand on puck) 13:05, Jackman StL (delay of game) 19:16. Third Period 3. Dallas, Garbutt 17 (Goligoski, Fiddler) 4:27. Penalties — Seguin Dal (hooking) 8:48, Ott StL (roughing) 12:26, Fiddler Dal (roughing) 12:26, Benn Dal (high-sticking) 15:50. Shots on goal by St. Louis 9 6 7 — 22 Dallas 10 21 9 — 40 Goal — St. Louis: Miller (L, 25-29-4); Dallas: Lehtonen (W, 33-20-10). Capitals 4, Blackhawks 0 First Period 1. Washington, Ovechkin 51 (Carlson, Backstrom) 2:04 (pp). 2. Washington, Beagle 3 (Orlov, Kuznetsov) 9:22. Penalties — Kruger Chi (holding) 1:03, Carrick Wash (interference) 11:36. Second Period 3. Washington, Backstrom 18 (Ovechkin, Alzner) 1:19. 4. Washington, Beagle 4 (Chimera, Ward) 16:16. Penalties — Chi Bench (too many men) 4:00, Wash Bench (too many men) 19:18. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Brookbank Chi (roughing) 3:26, Ovechkin Wash (hooking) 4:45. Shots on goal by

Islanders 3, Devils 2 (SO) First Period 1. NY Islanders, Lee 7 (Nielsen) 10:04. 2. New Jersey, Carter 7 (Bernier, Gionta) 11:03. 3. New Jersey, Elias 18 (Zajac, Jagr) 19:51. Penalties — None. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Sestito NJ (tripping) 19:32. Third Period 4. NY Islanders, Strome 7 (Nielsen, Donovan) :19 (pp). Penalties — Hamonic NYI (tripping) 4:41, Jagr NJ (hooking) 10:55. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — Merrill NJ (tripping) 2:08. Shootout — NY Islanders wins 3-1 NY Islanders : Nielsen goal, Bailey goal, Strome goal. New Jersey : Brunner goal, Jagr miss. Shots on goal by NY Islanders 4 13 9 4 — 30 New Jersey 13 3 11 0 — 27 Goal — NY Islanders: Nilsson (W, 7-7-2); New Jersey: Brodeur (LO, 18-14-6). Hurricanes 2, Red Wings 1 First Period 1. Carolina, Lindholm 9 (Loktionov, Harrison) 8:15 (pp). 2. Carolina, Tlusty 16 (Staal, Faulk) 18:24. Penalties — Det Bench (too many men) 7:34. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hainsey Car (tripping) 6:21, Skinner Car (roughing) 14:05, Quincey Det (stick holding) 14:05. Third Period 3. Detroit, Sheahan 8 (Jurco, Tatar) 3:43 (pp). Penalties — Harrison Car (slashing) 2:58, Det Bench (too many men) 15:24. Shots on goal by Carolina 8 7 4 — 19 Detroit 11 9 9 — 29 Goal — Carolina: Ward (W, 10-12-6); Detroit: Howard (L, 21-19-11). Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Carle TB (high-sticking) 12:05. Second Period 1. Tampa Bay, Palat 23 (Killorn) 3:55 (pp). 2. Columbus, Jenner 16 (Johnson, Johansen) 13:46 (pp). 3. Tampa Bay, Brewer 3 (Paquette) 14:54. 4. Tampa Bay, Brewer 4 (Kostka, Panik) 18:06. Penalties — Johnson Clb (elbowing) 0:27, Dubinsky Clb (slashing) 2:37, Jenner Clb (holding) 4:42, Panik TB (hooking) 12:52. Third Period 5. Columbus, Savard 5 (Jenner, Comeau) 16:37. Penalties — Tropp Clb (roughing) 2:51, Panik TB (roughing) 2:51. Shots on goal by Columbus 14 13 11 — 38 Tampa Bay 8 11 3 — 22 Goal — Columbus: McElhinney (L, 10-11-1); Tampa Bay: Gudlevskis (W, 1-0-0).

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 6 5 .545 6 5 .545 5 6 .455 5 6 .455 4 6 .400 Central Division W L Pct 5 3 .625 6 5 .545 5 6 .455 4 5 .444 4 6 .400 West Division W L Pct 6 3 .667 5 3 .625 5 5 .500 4 5 .444 4 7 .364

GB — — 1 1 1.5 GB — 1/2 1.5 1.5 2 GB — 1/2 1.5 2 3

Friday’s Games Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 2, Baltimore 0 Tampa Bay 2, Cincinnati 1 Texas 1, Houston 0, 12 innings Chicago White Sox 9, Cleveland 6 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 1 N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. San Diego 6, Detroit 0 Oakland at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Today’s Games Boston (Lackey 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-1), 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-1) at Cincinnati (Simon 1-0), 11:10 a.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1), 12:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 0-1) at Minnesota (Nolasco 0-1), 12:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Baltimore (B.Norris 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Texas (Scheppers 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 0-1) at San Diego (Kennedy 1-1), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Gray 1-0) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Houston at Texas, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 2:10 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 7 3 .700 Atlanta 6 4 .600 Miami 5 6 .455 New York 4 5 .444 Philadelphia 4 6 .400 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 8 2 .800 Pittsburgh 6 4 .600 St. Louis 5 5 .500 Chicago 4 6 .400 Cincinnati 3 7 .300 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 7 4 .636 San Francisco 6 4 .600 Colorado 5 5 .500 San Diego 4 6 .400 Arizona 4 9 .308

GB — 1 2.5 2.5 3 GB — 2 3 4 5 GB — 1/2 1.5 2.5 4

Friday’s Games Philadelphia 6, Miami 3 Tampa Bay 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 7, Washington 6, 10 innings Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 3, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona 0 N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. San Diego 6, Detroit 0 Colorado at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-1) at Cincinnati (Simon 1-0), 11:10 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-2) at St. Louis (Wainwright 1-1), 12:15 p.m. Colorado (Anderson 0-2) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-1), 2:05 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 1-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 0-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-0), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Jordan 0-0) at Atlanta (A.Wood 1-1), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 2-0) at Arizona (Miley 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 0-1) at San Diego (Kennedy 1-1), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m.

Cincinnati 000

Washington at Atlanta, 11:35 a.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m.

Detroit 000 San Diego 200

Miami Phil. 4 2

7 7

0 0

Lester, Tazawa (7), Mujica (9) and D.Ross; Sabathia, Cabral (8), Warren (8), Betances (9) and Cervelli, McCann. W—Lester 1-2. L—Sabathia 1-2. Sv—Mujica (1). HRs—Boston, J.Gomes (1), Sizemore (2). New York, A.Soriano (2). Toronto 000 Baltimore 000

200 000

000 000

— —

2 0

3 5

0 2

McGowan, Cecil (7), Santos (9) and Navarro; Tillman, R.Webb (9), Britton (9) and Wieters. W— McGowan 1-1. L—Tillman 1-1. Sv—Santos (4). Houston Texas

000 000 000 000

000 000

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0 2 0 1 8 0

(12 innings) Feldman, Qualls (8), K.Chapman (9), Bass (9), Peacock (10) and J.Castro; Darvish, Soria (9), Ogando (10), Cotts (11), Frasor (12) and Arencibia, Chirinos. W—Frasor 1-0. L—Peacock 0-1. Cleveland 000 Chicago 002

031 122

101 11x

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6 10 9 11

0 1

Carrasco, Rzepczynski (5), Shaw (6), C.Lee (7), B.Wood (8) and Y.Gomes; Sale, Petricka (6), Cleto (8), Veal (9) and Flowers. W—Sale 3-0. L—Carrasco 0-2. K. City 100 Minnesota 200

000 500

000 21x

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1 5 10 11

1 0

B.Chen, Coleman (4), Mariot (6), K.Herrera (8) and S.Perez; Gibson, Duensing (7), Swarzak (9) and K.Suzuki. W—Gibson 2-0. L—B.Chen 0-1. HRs— Minnesota, Pinto (2). T. Bay







000 002

000 20x

— —

0 1 6 13

0 1

Porcello, Putkonen (7), E.Reed (8) and Avila; Cashner and Rivera. W—Cashner 1-1. L—Porcello 1-1. HRs—San Diego, Headley (1).

FRIDAY’S LINESCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 000 004 000 — New York 010 000 100 —


Price, Balfour (9) and J.Molina; Cueto, LeCure (8), Broxton (9) and Mesoraco. W—Price 2-0. L—Cueto 0-2. Sv—Balfour (3). HRs—Tampa Bay, Joyce (2). Cincinnati, Votto (1).




NATIONAL LEAGUE 020 000 010 — 201 030 00x —

3 7 6 10

0 0

Fernandez, Slowey (5), Cishek (8) and Saltalamacchia; A.Burnett, Diekman (5), Hollands (6), Bastardo (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—Diekman 1-0. L— Fernandez 2-1. Sv—Papelbon (2). HRs—Miami, Dietrich (2). Wash. Atlanta

000 131 040 010

010 010

0 — 1 —

614 1 7 9 1

(10 innings) Roark, Barrett (5), Detwiler (6), Clippard (8), Storen (9), Blevins (10) and Lobaton; Teheran, J.Walden (7), D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9), Avilan (10) and Gattis. W—Avilan 2-1. L—Blevins 1-1. HRs—Washington, Zimmerman (2). Atlanta, R.Pena (1), J.Upton (3). Pittsburgh 000 Milwaukee 000

000 220

200 00x

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2 4

4 6

0 1

Liriano, Morris (7) and R.Martin; W.Peralta, Henderson (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Lucroy. W—W.Peralta 1-0. L—Liriano 0-2. Sv—Fr.Rodriguez (3). HRs— Pittsburgh, N.Walker (2). Milwaukee, Ar.Ramirez (1), Mar.Reynolds (3). Chicago St. Louis

000 000 010 000

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612 0 3 7 2

(11 innings) Samardzija, Strop (8), Veras (9), Grimm (10), H.Rondon (11) and Castillo; J.Kelly, C.Martinez (7), Siegrist (8), Neshek (9), Rosenthal (10) and Y.Molina. W—Grimm 1-0. L—Rosenthal 0-1. Sv— H.Rondon (1). HRs—Chicago, Castillo (2). L.A.D. Arizona

202 000

000 000

020 000

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6 10 0 2

0 0

Ryu, J.Wright (8) and Federowicz; McCarthy, Harris (8), Rowland-Smith (9) and Montero. W—Ryu 2-1. L—McCarthy 0-2. HRs—Los Angeles, Ad.Gonzalez (3).

Golf MASTERS At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 Second Round a-amateur Bubba Watson 69-68 John Senden 72-68 Thomas Bjorn 73-68 Jonas Blixt 70-71 Adam Scott 69-72 Jordan Spieth 71-70 Fred Couples 71-71 Jim Furyk 74-68 Jimmy Walker 70-72 Jamie Donaldson 73-70 Stephen Gallacher 71-72 Russell Henley 73-70 Kevin Stadler 70-73 Kevin Streelman 72-71 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano75-69 Lucas Glover 75-69 Matt Kuchar 73-71 Louis Oosthuizen 69-75 Brandt Snedeker 70-74 Lee Westwood 73-71 K.J. Choi 70-75 Stewart Cink 73-72 Henrik Stenson 73-72 Steve Stricker 72-73 Mike Weir 73-72 Steven Bowditch 74-72 Brendon de Jonge 74-72 Rickie Fowler 71-75 Bill Haas 68-78 Bernhard Langer 72-74 Hunter Mahan 74-72 Larry Mize 74-72

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137 140 141 141 141 141 142 142 142 143 143 143 143 143 144 144 144 144 144 144 145 145 145 145 145 146 146 146 146 146 146 146

Thorbjorn Olesen Ian Poulter Justin Rose Vijay Singh a-Oliver Goss Billy Horschel Thongchai Jaidee Miguel Angel Jimenez Martin Kaymer Chris Kirk Francesco Molinari Nick Watney Gary Woodland Darren Clarke Jason Day Sandy Lyle Joost Luiten Rory McIlroy Jose Maria Olazabal

74-72 76-70 76-70 75-71 76-71 75-72 73-74 71-76 75-72 75-72 71-76 72-75 70-77 74-74 75-73 76-72 75-73 71-77 74-74

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146 146 146 146 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 148 148 148 148 148 148

Failed to qualify Sang-Moon Bae Luke Donald Victor Dubuisson Ernie Els a-Matthew Fitzpatrick Sergio Garcia Marc Leishman Phil Mickelson Ryan Moore Charl Schwartzel Webb Simpson Harris English Zach Johnson Graeme McDowell D.A. Points Ian Woosnam Ken Duke John Huh

72-77 79-70 74-75 75-74 76-73 74-75 70-79 76-73 77-72 73-76 74-75 74-76 78-72 72-78 78-72 77-73 75-76 75-76

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149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 150 150 150 150 150 151 151

Dustin Johnson Hideki Matsuyama Angel Cabrera Graham DeLaet Derek Ernst Matt Jones David Lynn Matteo Manassero Mark O’Meara Patrick Reed Keegan Bradley Robert Castro Branden Grace Trevor Immelman a-Chang-woo Lee Jason Dufner Y.E. Yang Matt Every a-Jordan Niebrugge Scott Stallings a-Garrick Porteous Boo Weekley Tim Clark Peter Hanson Craig Stadler Tom Watson a-Michael McCoy Ben Crenshaw

77-74 80-71 78-74 80-72 76-76 74-78 78-74 71-81 75-77 73-79 75-78 73-80 84-69 79-74 80-73 80-74 77-77 77-78 81-74 75-80 76-80 73-83 79-78 78-81 82-77 78-81 78-83 83-85

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151 151 152 152 152 152 152 152 152 152 153 153 153 153 153 154 154 155 155 155 156 156 157 159 159 159 161 168

EL BOSQUE MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP At El Bosque Country Club Course Leon, Mexico Purse: $700,000 Yardage: 7,708; Par: 72 Second Round Justin Thomas Nathan Green Sam Saunders

66-70 67-70 69-68

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136 137 137

Nick Flanagan Daniel Berger Nathan Tyler Peter Tomasulo Bill Lunde Jonathan Randolph Aaron Goldberg Brad Schneider Jason Gore Ryan Armour Bud Cauley Carlos Ortiz Ryan Blaum Colt Knost Hunter Haas Sebastian Vazquez Oscar Fraustro Bronson La’Cassie Kelly Kraft Jeff Gove Cameron Percy Casey Wittenberg Nick O’Hern Troy Merritt Brett Wetterich Shane Bertsch Manuel Villegas Steven Alker Zack Sucher Mark Hubbard David Skinns Byron Smith Brett Stegmaier Andrew Putnam Edward Loar Alex Prugh Chris Wilson Derek Fathauer Matt Boyd

69-69 71-67 71-68 70-69 71-68 69-70 69-71 66-74 72-69 70-71 69-72 74-67 70-71 71-70 72-69 68-73 74-68 70-72 71-71 70-72 70-72 69-73 71-71 76-67 69-74 70-73 70-73 75-68 72-71 72-71 70-73 69-75 74-70 72-72 71-73 74-70 71-73 76-68 72-72

Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct y-Miami 54 25 .684 y-Indiana 54 26 .675 x-Chicago 47 32 .595 y-Toronto 46 33 .582 x-Brooklyn 43 36 .544 x-Washington 41 38 .519 x-Charlotte 40 39 .506 Atlanta 36 43 .456 New York 34 45 .430 Cleveland 32 48 .400 Detroit 29 51 .363 Boston 24 55 .304 Orlando 23 56 .291 Philadelphia 17 62 .215 Milwaukee 15 64 .190

GB — 1/2 7 8 11 13 14 18 20 22.5 25.5 30 31 37 39

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct 62 18 .775 58 21 .734 55 24 .696 52 27 .658 52 28 .650 48 30 .615 48 32 .600 47 32 .595 47 32 .595 40 39 .506 35 44 .443 32 47 .405 27 52 .342 25 53 .321 24 55 .304

z-San Antonio y-Oklahoma City y-L.A. Clippers x-Houston x-Portland Golden State Dallas Memphis Phoenix Minnesota Denver New Orleans Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah

x-clinched playoff spot

GB — 3.5 6.5 9.5 10 13 14 14.5 14.5 21.5 26.5 29.5 34.5 36 37.5

y-clinched division z-clinched conference ——— Friday’s Games Washington 96, Orlando 86 New York 108, Toronto 100 Atlanta 93, Brooklyn 88 Boston 106, Charlotte 103 Miami 98, Indiana 86 Chicago 106, Detroit 98 Minnesota 112, Houston 110 Oklahoma City 116, New Orleans 94 Memphis 117, Philadelphia 95 Milwaukee 119, Cleveland 116 San Antonio 112, Phoenix 104 Portland 111, Utah 99 Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Today’s Games

Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 1:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Oklahoma City at Indiana, 11 a.m. Toronto at Detroit, 1:30 p.m. Orlando at Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Chicago at New York, 5:30 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

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138 138 139 139 139 139 140 140 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144

B8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 12, 2014



AUGUSTA, Ga. — Trees don’t get eulogized. This one did, more than once. Golfers and Masters officials talked about the soaring loblolly pine known as the Eisenhower Tree as if it were a deceased family member. The Augusta National landmark guarded the left side of the 17th fairway and was feared by many members — particularly the former president and club member who unsuccessfully lobbied for its removal. Big hitters generally drove to the right of the 65-foot tree, whose branches leaned over the fairway about 210 yards from tee. Often, the longest guys on tour went right over the top of it. Although many competitors say the tee shot now is easier, scores this year are about the same as they were when the

tree was standing. The tree was irreparably damaged by an ice storm in February and taken down. As tributes rolled in from past greats like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, many of the golfers forced to navigate their way around the sentinel in recent years held their tongues. But with the Masters underway this week, few of those competitors mourned its demise. “I’m sure the committee here will have some type of replacement there at some point in the near future,” PGA champion Jason Dufner said. “So maybe we can just enjoy it for one year.” “Seventeen wasn’t my favourite tee shot, let’s put it that way,” former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell

said. “To say I enjoy it now is an understatement.” While the view on 440-yard, par-4 No. 17th is very different, the scores through the first two days of the tournament are roughly the same as in previous years. That’s because the hole, dubbed “Nandina,” still requires a drive down a narrow, tree-lined fairway, followed by a short iron approach hit high enough to fly past two greenside bunkers and then stick on a diabolically sloping green. Last year, the field averaged 4.22 strokes, making it the sixth-toughest hole on the course. In Thursday’s opening round, the average was 4.18 (ranked 5th). Midway through Friday, the average had dipped to 4.14 (10th), although the dry, sunny weather left the fairways fast and firm, which translated into longer drives and shorter approach shots. Those numbers will add fuel to the

debate over whether — and exactly how, to replace the Eisenhower Tree. “We do not have a definitive plan as to what, if anything, we will do to the 17th hole beyond this year’s tournament,” club chairman Billy Payne said in his annual “State of the Masters” news conference. “And I think, quite apart from the playability of the 17th hole itself, we are in the process of determining how to permanently commemorate and remember this wonderful part of our history.” Yet a few moments later, when he was asked whether the club took any precautions to protect the tree when the ice storm was forecast, Payne flashed an embarrassed grin: “A confession here,” he began. “At the time it happened, I was in the Bahamas bonefishing.”



Nyquist’s scoring tear led Red Wings’ resurgence Gustav Nyquist hasn’t scored a lot of goals on Jonas Gustavsson at Red Wings practice recently. “I think lately he saves them for the game,” Gustavsson said. Nyquist’s scoring prowess has helped save Detroit’s NHL-best streak of 23 straight playoff appearances. Thanks in large part to Nyquist’s 14 goals and 10 assists in 22 games since the Olympic break, the Red Wings overcame a season rife with significant injuries to extend their playoff run. “With all the injuries we’ve had, it’s been pretty crazy,” Nyquist said Tuesday in Buffalo. “But with all the injuries, I think all of us young guys have gotten more opportunity out there and (are) playing bigger minutes. ... As a young player I think that gives you confidence, knowing that you can make more plays with the puck when you’re confident out there.” The Red Wings’ injury list reads like almost like a full NHL roster. Pavel Datsyuk missed 37 games, captain Henrik Zetterberg 35 and counting, Darren Helm 40, Johan Franzen 27, Danny DeKeyser 16, Daniel Alfredsson 13 and Jimmy Howard 13. What’s even crazier is how the Red Wings seemingly haven’t missed a beat. And the craziest thing is that Nyquist, who spent the first 22 games of the season in the minors, still leads the team with 28 goals in just 55 games. And it’s not even close. “He made a splash right away: first game, two goals, when he came up, so I don’t know if it’s a surprise,” Alfredsson said. “Maybe a surprise he’s been able to keep up that pace. We hadn’t seen him in the NHL as much. He’s made a name for himself, a reputation for himself.”

NASCAR owner Gene Haas given Formula One license by governing body DARLINGTON, S.C. — NASCAR owner Gene Haas said Friday he has been granted a license from Formula One’s governing body to start a U.S.based entry in the global series, perhaps as early as next season. Haas received documents from the FIA on Thursday and the organization confirmed the application had been approved. “If he wants, he can join next season, it’s up to him,” FIA spokesman Matteo Bonciani said. The last attempt for an American Formula One team came in 2010, but the entry lacked funding and development to join. Money is not expected to be a problem for the deep-pocketed Haas, owner of CNC machine manufacturer Haas Automation and the Windshear wind tunnel in North Carolina. Haas co-owns a NASCAR team with Tony Stewart that fields drivers Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and new addition Kurt Busch. Haas pays for Busch himself. “Obviously, we’re extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It’s an exciting time for me, Haas Automation and anyone who wanted to see an American team return to Formula One,” Haas said in a statement.


Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross (31) defends against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during first half NBA action in Toronto on Friday.

Anthony, Knicks overcome slow start to beat Raptors TORONTO STILL SECURES DIVISION TITLE WITH BROOKLYN LOSS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS New York 108 Toronto 100 TORONTO — Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 30 points and Amar’e Stoudemire scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks overcame a slow start to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 on Friday. Though the Raptors were looking to clinch the Atlantic Division in front of a home crowd, they had to wait until the Brooklyn Nets fell 93-88 to the Atlanta Hawks later Friday to secure their second division title in franchise history. New York (34-45) came to Toronto hoping to extend its chance of making the playoffs. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors (4633) with 26 points. Kyle Lowry added 25 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and a career-high 21

rebounds. Amir Johnson returned to the lineup after missing the previous three games with a sore right ankle. He played 16 minutes and was scoreless from the field. The Knicks shot 50 per cent from the floor in the first quarter, but the Raptors held a two-point advantage over New York heading into the second quarter after scoring six of eight three-point attempts. With a little over three minutes remaining in the first half, Tyson Chandler picked up his third foul of the game tending to Valanciunas. Anthony, who missed both previous games between the Knicks and Raptors this season with a sprained ankle, made his presence felt early, scoring 18 points in the first half. But despite Anthony’s strong performance, the Raptors took a 47-45 lead into the break. The three-point line continued to be kind to Toronto in the third quar-

ter. After connecting on seven of 12 attempts from beyond the arc in the first half, the Raptors made seven threepointers in the third frame. Toronto continued to struggle with Anthony, though, and the Knicks took a 78-77 lead into the fourth on the strength of Anthony’s 27 points through three quarters. Toronto went more than six minutes without scoring a field goal after a dunk from DeRozan at the 9:15 mark kept the Raptors within two points. The Raptors’ offensive drought allowed the Knicks to pull ahead by 11 points, their largest lead of the game. Stoudemire scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. Lowry, who set a franchise record for most three-pointers made in a season with 180 — passing Morris Peterson’s record of 177 set in 2005-06 — was assessed a technical foul with 2:09 remaining in the third for arguing a noncall after a drive to the basket.

Oil Kings advance to Eastern Conference final BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton 5 Brandon 1 EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oil Kings are advancing to the Eastern Conference final after defeating the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Henrik Samuelsson and Mitchell

Moroz each had a goal and an assist for the Oil Kings, who took the secondround matchup in five games 4-1, while Cody Corbett, Reid Petryk and Brett Pollock added the others. Eric Roy scored the lone goal for the Wheat Kings, who trailed 3-0 after the first 20 minutes of action. Edmonton’s Tristan Jarry made 19 saves for the win as Jordan Papirny turned away 33-of-38 shots for Bran-

don. The Oil Kings will face either the Medicine Hat Tigers or the Kootenay Ice for the Eastern Conference championship. The Ice currently lead their series 3-1 and can eliminate the Tigers on Saturday with a win in Medicine Hat. The Western Conference final is already set as the Kelowna Rockets face the Portland Winterhawks.

Pay discrepancy between stars, grunts striking in MLS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


TORONTO — Former MLS player Herculez Gomez marked the release of the league’s salary list with a tweet and a telling hashtag. “So MLS salaries were published today. Never an easy day for anyone, very uncomfortable for all. Low or high paid. ElephantInRoom.” While salary transparency is part of doing business in North American sports, it is rare in the soccer world outside of MLS. But here, they are released by the Major Soccer League Players Union. The pay discrepancy between the stars and grunts is especially striking in MLS, where a few elite are paid outside the salary cap. The rest make do

in a league that holds most of the cards when it comes to salary negotiations and free agency. At his current annual salary of $48,825 (all figures in U.S. dollars), it would take defender Mark Bloom four years ($195,300) to make what Toronto FC teammate Michael Bradley makes in one game ($191,176). Bloom, a well-spoken 26-year-old who has started all four of Toronto’s games this season, is not about to make waves on the subject. “It really doesn’t mean much to me,” he said after practice Friday “I’m going to come here and do what I always do, just work hard as, work as hard as I can, improve myself day in and day

out. “Those figures, you can’t read too much into these. You get worried about the business side of it, then your head’s going to be out of the game. So I’m just focusing on what’s going in on the field.” Did you look at the salary figures, he was asked. “I did. Of course,” he replied with a smile. “There’s a pretty wide gap. You can see that every player is pretty much underpaid,” he added when pressed. “Hopefully that will get fixed and that will be addressed.” Bloom joined Toronto last year after playing his way out of the minor leagues. Ironically he got his chance to start late last season when the club elected to bench English fullback

Richard Eckersley, who was on the way out because of his high contract number. Bloom made $46,500 last season, about one-tenth of Eckersley’s pay. Manager Ryan Nelsen acknowledges the difference in pay scale can cause problems within the locker-room when the numbers are revealed. “It does if you’ve got bad characters. Definitely,” he said. “If you’ve got guys who are insecure about themselves or a wee bit jealous, yeah. A lot of teams have a lot of problems with that. “Fortunately, nobody can argue what Michael Bradley’s done in his career or Jermain Defoe’s done in his career. And anybody who questions the difference, I just say ‘Well go and do that. Then you can go and ask for that money.”’

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cabinet members and Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, back, left to right: Duane Rolheiser, Lyn Radford and staff Deanna Black, John Johnson, David Murphy; middle (left to right): Kathy Lacey, Christine Moore, Terry Loewen; front row (left to right): Jeanne Davis, Tina Wasik, Natalie Brooks, Tera Lee Flaman; Kevin Duchanek with Amanda Fleet dancing a night club show; Katherine Meadows with Brett Speight dancing the West Coast swing; Garrett Scott and partner Jinelle Marshall dancing a jazz adagio; Donna Purcell with Dale Toszak dancing the cha cha.


On Friday, April 4, many community leaders along with amazing sponsors, generous donors, fantastic volunteers, and countless friends gathered at the Sheraton Hotel to honour Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District. We celebrated the young people of our community, our future and our hope! Eight celebrity dancers stepped out of their comfort zone and onto the dance floor. Visit reddeer to view all their performances. Ann Waschuk, dancing a rumba/samba with JoJo Belmonte, earned the Technical Award. Sam Wong, dancing Gangnam Style with Jody Liptak, was recognized for raising the most funds and was proclaimed the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2014 Champion, thus receiving the coveted mirror ball trophy. Congratulations to all the dancers who participated!

The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2014 brought the community together in a very unique ed way. The work of Big Brothers Big Sisters inspired er our community to give most generously. Over m$400,000 was raised and still donations are come ing in! Most of these funds will go towards the ur capital project for Camp Alexo, ensuring that our young people continue to be blessed with the joyss of summer camp for many years to come. Thankk you Red Deer for your incredible generosity! In the words of Big Brothers Big Sisters, start e cursomething, be part of something big. There are rently 45 young people in Red Deer waiting for mentors. h St. in Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters (at 4633 49th ca. Red Deer) at 403-342-6500 or visit

RIGHT: Ann Waschuk with JoJo Belmonte monte dancing the rumba and samba.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Sam Wong with Jody Liptak dancing Gangnam style; J.S. Dadenhorst and Natalie Brooks dancing a Latin freestyle; B.J. Tumanut with Bryan Senn dancing the samba.






WINE TASTING FESTIVAL AT RDC Tickets are still available for Red Deer College’s annual Alumni Wine Tasting Festival on April 25. The 10th annual event will feature a wide selection of fine wines and delectable food samplings prepared by some of Central Alberta’s finest restaurants. There will also be raffle prizes and a grand prize of a California winery tour package. The testing starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cenovous Energy Learning Common (Room 2909, RDC main campus). Tickets are available from RDC cashiers, at Sunworks and online at www.

ART CLUB SPRING SHOW The Spring Showers Bring May Flowers art show and sale will bloom at the Golden Circle on May 2. The Red Deer Art Club’s show runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Artist Will Fuller will demonstrate Zentangle, an art form using structured patterns. There will also be a silent auction. More information is available on the Red Deer Art Club’s Facebook page.

POTTERY, PAINTING SALE Red Deerians’ artwork will be featured during spring sale on May 3. You can purchase original pottery and paintings created by members of the Red Deer Pottery and Red Deer Art Club at the event. It will be held in the foyer of the Recreation Swimming Pool at 4501 47th Ave from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in becoming members of either organization can sign up during the sale.

A peaceful place for traditional ceremonies and prayer is now available for aboriginal patients and visitors at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The aboriginal cultural spiritual room opened on the hospital’s third floor on Jan. 10. Jackie Norman, aboriginal health co-ordinator with Alberta Health Services Central Zone, said the room gives people the opportunity to take a holistic approach to healing by incorporating mental, emotional and spiritual healing, to assist in their physical recovery. She said the room will be especially helpful for status and non-status First Nations, Métis and Inuit who attended residential school and experience fear when dealing with systems like a hospital. “This room gives families that feeling of safety. When a person feels safe, it’s easier for them to heal from whatever they are going through,” Norman said on Thursday. She said the idea for an aboriginal cultural spiritual room at the hospital had been talked about in the local aboriginal community for a few years. When AHS offered an available room about a year ago, Norman said: “Absolutely.” A similar space, the Charles Camsell room at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, has been operating since 1996. But this is the first room of its kind in AHS Central Zone. In 2011, a total of 4,595 ab-

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Jackie Norman, aboriginal health co-ordinator with Alberta Health Services Central Zone, in the aboriginal cultural spiritual room at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. original people lived in Red Deer, or 5.2 per cent of the city’s population, according to Statistics Canada. In Red Deer County, the aboriginal population was 3.4 per cent or 595 people. The aboriginal cultural spiritual room is accessible Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when Norman has office hours at the Red Deer hospital. Aboriginal ceremonies called smudges previously

weren’t performed at the hospital to avoid impacting people with allergies. Now two smudges led by elder Lynn Jonasson are held weekly in the new room, which has a good ventilation system. Norman, who is Métis, said smudge smoke from burning sweet grass, sage or cedar, carries people’s prayers to the Creator and cleanses the spirit when people lift the smoke over

and around their body. “For myself, I cover my ears, my eyes, my mouth so I can hear, see and speak positive.” The room is located on the same floor as the hospital chapel and can be made available by contacting Norman at 403358-4369 or 403-704-0289 or email szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com


Serving up caring for those in need BY INONGE CHIMWASO ADVOCATE STAFF Last year, more than 150 people volunteered their time to deliver hot, nutritious meals to residents in Red Deer. Roger Rodrigue is one of those volunteers. He has been volunteering with the Red Deer Meals on Wheels for the past 22 years — a service he genuinely enjoys. “I enjoy it very much, since the first day I delivered, otherwise I wouldn’t do it,” said Rodrigue. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to individuals who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities and those who are ill. Rodrigue says volunteering allows him to connect with people who he wouldn’t otherwise get to meet. “They get to know me, maybe not by name, but they get to meet me at the door and they are always so nice,” said Rodrigue. Rodrigue is a retired teacher and a former principal. He said he finds fulfilment in volunteering his time to residents of the community. He serves from seven to 14 clients once a week — an act Red Deer Meals of Wheels pro-

By INONGE CHIMWASO, Advocate staff

Meals on Wheels volunteer Roger Rodrigue (right) gives Jack Pallo a nutritious three-course meal during his delivery this week. gram coordinator Cheryl Day said is selfless. “Roger, like all our volunteers, share their gift of kindness and compassion with all of our clients,” said Day. “It’s dedication, it just tells you he’s a great giving kind person.” Meals on Wheels sends out approximately 10 volunteer drivers per day every Monday to Friday. Last year, over 23,312 meals were delivered to 500 people in Red Deer. All meals included a protein, starch, vegetable, soup and dessert, as well as a salad that’s served with meals twice per week. Drivers accumulated over 90,000 km traveling along 35 routes, serving at least 110 cli-

ents per day. According to Day, it’s a clear indication of the giving individuals who live in this city. While she said volunteers don’t look for recognition, Day said it’s important to let them know what they do is appreciated. “They don’t do it for a pat on the back, but every once in a while it’s nice to get a pat on the back — to be appreciated.” Aside from connecting with the community, Day said volunteers have developed a bond from this experience. And much like Rodrigue, many of the volunteers have been around for years. “Our volunteer group has become a family, friendships have grown from sitting around the

table drinking coffee waiting for the meals to be ready,” said Day. “It gives all our volunteers a sense of community … and for some of our clients it’s the only connection they have with the community.” Meals On Wheels was one of the agencies that Volunteer Central visited this week to show appreciation for volunteer efforts during National Volunteer Week. Volunteer Central (formerly known at Volunteer Red Deer) is a local group that helps match volunteers to agencies that need their services and celebrates the work of local volunteers. For more details, go to www.

For the next month, hazard reduction burning will set about 42 acres of land in the West Country ablaze. The Rocky Wildlife Management Area is planning to conduct the burns starting on Monday and finishing up in mid-May. The objective is to reduce or remove the hazard

associated with spring dry grass conditions prior to the start of camping season. Locations scheduled for burning include 7.4 acres in the Bighorn Dam area, SW35-3817-W5; five acres in the Brazeau Dam area, NW6-46-11-W5; 24.7 acres in the Medicine Lake area, NW1-44-6-W5 and five acres in the Jackfish Lake road area NW24-4112-W5. While there is a range of time for the burns to take place, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development staff will take several factors into consideration before initiating a burn. Weather conditions, personnel availability, impact the fire will have on local residents or stakeholders and the impact of the activity on the environment all play a role in deciding where a burn is to take place. According a release from ESRD, the hazard reduction burning program decreases fuel for potential inadvertent fires. This reduces the risk to life, property and communities while increasing the dynamics of healthy ecosystems.

Carolyn Martindale, City Editor, 403-314-4326 Fax 403-341-6560 E-mail



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BRIEF Nova plans two new towers Nova Chemicals is building two new communication towers to improve safety at its Joffre petrochemical complex. Lacombe County’s municipal planning commission approved the company’s request for a 45-metre freestanding tower near a pump house about two km west of the complex on Thursday. Rick Van Hemmen, Nova’s Joffre site leader, said the towers — which will bring the number of towers serving the site to three — are required to improve hand-held radio communications. At some locations, workers are out of contact with the plant, which raises operating and safety issues, particularly when it comes to emergency

response. Another similar tower will be built at the northeast corner of the site. Since that tower is within Nova’s developed area, county approval is not required. Van Hemmen said the upgrades are part of a larger project to improve communications with new base stations and radios. Among the conditions for approval is that Nova make the tower available to other communication companies such as cellphone providers if asked. Municipalities typically ask cellphone companies to co-locate on existing towers if they can to limit the number of towers dotting the countryside.

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Saturday, April 12 will be heard, so take a mature stand and CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: speak from the heart. Vince Gill, 56; Shannon Doherty, 42; David Letterman, 66 Sunday, April 13 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today will be a CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Al time when you will crave being around those Green, 67; Paul Sorvino, 74; Caroline Rhea, with depth. Your natural instinctive nature will 49 be drawn to the details of personal relationTHOUGHT OF THE DAY: Palm Sunday ships and business partnerships. Consult with marks the start of the holy week for Christians a wiser, more experienced person if need be among us. The symbolic meaning of this at this time. week is one of welcoming a new HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today positive energy into your life. is your birthday, this year will Watch for false prophets. This is be one filled with a lot of activity not to diminish the Christian reliworking with business partnergion, it is to bring forth the truth ships. A new profound underin all religions. standing of close bonds with othWe are responsible for our ers will take on an added depth earthly contributions, whether that will be welcomed. During good or bad. Today will mark this year, others will come to you your ascension into this true unfor sage advice. “Being of serderstanding of life on a personal vice is a blessing in itself” is your and global level. motto for the year. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today ARIES (March 21-April 19): is your birthday, you will experiLarisa Maira The gift is found within the deence many relationships coming Ozolins tails today, especially with your to a final culmination of events. work, health, and your daily rouThis could be an end to a worktine. You are so thorough today ing partnership or significant rethat once a project is complete, lationship. Either way, it will trigthere will be no need to re-address it again. ger a positive new start and this will be more The day will take on a serious tone and this in line with your truth in this world. The year will be welcomed. will be one of new opportunity and a tremenTAURUS (April 20-May 20): Past issues dous push forward. Yes, doors might close, within relationships will reappear to be ad- but shortly a new one will open. dressed once and for all. You will take on the ARIES (March 21-April 19): Work to sort frivolous too keenly today. You want a serious out the details of your daily life and work. Latpartner, whether it be in business or romantic er on tonight will be a time to take comfort in relations. Responsibility and good judgement the arms of that significant relationship. They on are the agenda for today. will offer you that balanced perspective that GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Serious con- will leave you in proper harmony. versations with your father will help guide you TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Creative towards your aspirations today. Sort out the projects will require more effort. Your romandetails at home and everything will fall into tic interest will have you helping them out place nicely. You’ll strive for that perfect bal- today. You’ll be able to feel more balanced ance at work, and if needed, consult some- through your efforts later on today when you one with wisdom to share. sit back and relish in all you’ve accomplished CANCER (June 21-July 22): Wisdom with someone else. will be found while having fun. Seek those GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The day will who are more experienced than you to relax start with your sorting out all the details of and have a good time with. Creative projects your house and your family. 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Have a great inspiring to how you communicate with others. Conver- conversation over dinner. sations will take on a more serious tone, and VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The day will don’t be surprised if others seek you out for prove to be very good for you. You’ll be more your wisdom. Seek out a professional if your able to get that to do list finished and balance car is giving you troubles. the budget. Tonight you’ll feel better and more LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Call on a pro- able to feel accomplished for your efforts of fessional consultant when dealing with money the day. Time to relax and indulge in a lovely issues at this time. You’ll be able to cleverly meal with your partner in crime. come up with a proper plan of action that will LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): With all that is steadily move you towards a more balanced going on, perhaps even your down time has bank account and clear conscience in no been filled with lots of activity. Later tonight time. you’ll be on the verge of finding that proper SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There is a balance or else you’ve decided to let go of lot of activity going with your daily routine and the idea that you have to do it all in one day. work which could be stressful for you at this SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your daily time. Perhaps a good conversation with those life has been full with meeting friends, and wiser friends will help you move more swiftly they have proved to challenge your action towards your aspirations and goals. Others towards your aspirations. Tonight you’ll find will seek you out for your experience and time to relax and enjoy the efforts you have sage knowledge at this time. put in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Fully SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today understanding what bothers you on a subcon- starts off with running errands and sorting out scious level will help you steadily clear up any some details for work. By the end of the day, career related phobias. Today marks a day you’ll feel accomplished and will be able to when you should sort out the details. Whether enjoy a get together with friends, even if only that means having a conversation or taking on the phone. actions towards your aspirations, either way, CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You the further you delve into matters, the more have been struggling with new programs or you will accomplish. knowledge needed for your career. Today, CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll you will feel that you finally got it, you’ll be seek out to find answers today. Perhaps call more able to have a harmonious day! that mentor, or old professor, they will be willAQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): After some ing and able to provide you with some sage time of struggle, you’ll embrace a new and advice that will propel you towards the future positive perspective today. Foreigners and you desire. 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LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman’s toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday. He was convicted of assault, but a judge agreed to subtract the three weeks Brown has spent behind bars from the sentence. Police said the 31-year-old Brown told the victim he was a podiatry student and asked her to try on shoes for him in the shoe department of the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton last month. Investigators said Brown eventually stuck the woman’s foot in his mouth and sucked on her toes, then offered to pay for her groceries after she appeared outraged.

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BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Being a solo singer/songwriter can sometimes feel like “you’re drowning in a soup” of your own making, admitted blues artist Peter Karp. Luckily, Sue Foley has been around to rescue Karp from any kind of sinking self-involvement since the two officially became a duo four years ago. The two performers, who play together on Good Friday, April 18, at Fratters Speakeasy in Red Deer, are a couple in life as well as music. They started collaborating in 2010 on He Said She Said, an intimate bluestinged record that was inspired by their letters of deepening friendship and blossoming love. The critically praised album sometimes sounded like an intimate confessional with songs about secret longing, tenderness and fears. By the time their second CD, Beyond the Crossroads, was released in 2012, Foley and Karp were more familiar with each other. And this comfort comes across on the upbeat release that surmounted the autobiographical constraints of the first record and began exploring looser themes. Foley, a Juno and multiple-Maple Blues award-winning artist from Ontario, believes Crossroads illustrates the progression of their musical partnership. “It’s pretty much a given, in life and music, that things keep moving along. ... We’ve been working together and playing together for several years now,” she added, so are clearly in a more laid-back place. Karp, an acclaimed American blues artist, feels the first album was more introspective. “With Crossroads, we are more looking outward and writing about what’s happening in the world.” But, just like the Before Sunset movies that chronicle the evolving romantic relationship of a fictional Parisian/ American couple, listeners can still pick up clues about where Karp and Foley are personally on songs such as Fine Love and You’ve Got a Problem (and it’s me!) Now a third bluesy album from the duo is set for release in the late spring or early fall. And Karp believes this yet-untitled record will continue in an upbeat vein and probably provide more glimpses into what they’re going through as musicians and people. “Everything is biographical, in that it comes from experience,” he said. But music “is not journalism. We’re not reporting on what’s going on with this or that.” Rather, Karp believes their songs are only loosely based on their own experiences or those of other people they have observed. Foley had a rootless childhood, travelling between Canadian towns with

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Peter Karp and Sue Foley bring their musical partnership to Fratters Speakeasy in Red Deer, on Good Friday, April 18, her mother. At age 16, she started singing professionally. She can still remember the first time she saw James Cotton and his Chicago blues band play at a club. “I had only seen music performed in a stadium before, and I was just struck by the immediacy of the music. The energy travelled through me, like a shot. I thought, wow! What was that? The music is designed to lift your spirits. ... It celebrates the human experience.” Foley was living in Texas and recording for a blues label by age 21. Her first release, Young Girl Blues, established her unique talents as a guitarist and songwriter. She has since shared stages with BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. Foley won a Juno Award for her critically acclaimed 2005 CD Love Coming Down, as well as 17 Maple Blues Awards over the years. She now lives part time in Ontario and with Karp in Nashville, where the

two are recording. Karp is a New Jersey native who grew up largely in Alabama, after his air force pilot father moved the family south — which he admitted was a different world than he had been used to. His father got remarried to a woman of an African-American descent, who

black and he understands why that is now. Karp came to national attention as a singer/songwriter with help from former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who recorded with Karp on his first label release, The Turning Point, and later toured with him. Critics have compare his songwriting to that of John Hiatt and John Prine. Although Karp and Foley started out each writing their own songs on their debut album as a duo, there’s now enough trust between them that they regularly co-write and run their compositions by each other. “We have our own ideas, but we also fuel each other’s ideas,” said — SUE FOLEY Foley, who believes collaboration intensifies the creative process. By working together, “we’re finding new territory,” added Karp. Tickets to their 9 p.m. show are $20 from Fratters. For more information, call 403-356-0033.

‘IT’S PRETTY MUCH A GIVEN, IN LIFE AND MUSIC, THAT THINGS KEEP MOVING ALONG ... WE’VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER AND PLAYING TOGETHER FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW ... SO ARE CLEARLY IN A MORE LAID-BACK PLACE.’ raised Karp. “I grew up with a respect and understanding” for another culture, he said. But Karp’s stepmother told him from a young age that he would never really know what it really means to be

Uplifting songs from the dark side WINNIPEG’S SWEET ALIBI MAKES THE BEST OF DIFFICULTIES BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Just as some people find it helps to laugh when they’re feeling down, Sweet Alibi tends to writes cathartic, uplifting songs about difficult experiences. So far, the Winnipeg-based trio has written acclaimed soul-folk songs about all manner of problems — from the chronic sickness of a parent to one of the group members’ struggle to achieve sobriety. “When you’re on the road, there’s so much you’re dealing with,” said Amber Rose Quesnel, Sweet Alibi’s co-vocalist, guitar and ukulele player. Often the only link to your main support system is a cellphone, “so when we lose phone service we get really depressed!” she added, with a chuckle. I’ll Wait, a song about mortality, recently made it to No. 4 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20. The tune was inspired by a couple of personal tragedies — Quesnel’s mother’s chronic health problems, and the death of another relative’s young sister many years ago. Quesnel, who performs with Sweet Alibi on Thursday at The Hideout, just south of Red Deer, remembers feeling helpless frustration to be playing in Montreal as her mother was having surgery in Winnipeg. Co-writing and performing I’ll Wait turned out to be soothing: “It helped me big time.” Likewise, Jess Rae Ayre, the group’s other lead vocalist, guitar and piano player, wrote Get It Right about her battle for sobriety. Quesnel recognizes it isn’t easy for

her fellow group member to play in bars across the country when she’s resolved to stop drinking. But Ayre feels happy to have overcome that obstacle, saying “I think I’m now connecting better to people and my music.” Writing uplifting songs about dark experiences comes naturally because of the group members’ positive personalities, said Ayre. “When you go through something that’s hard, in the end you’ve got to make the best of it. It’s what life hands you. You’ve got to deal with it.” The band, including harmonizer and banjo player Michelle Anderson, had been through so many ups and downs in the two years between recording Sweet Alibi’s self-titled debut CD and the most recent album We’ve Got To, which was released last November, that it was obvious the songs written in between had to go on the second record. “We couldn’t not record them,” said Quesnel. And pouring personal feelings into the album, produced by Rusty Matyas, of Imaginary Cities, seems to be paying off: Sweet Alibi was a featured performer during the recent Juno Week, a semifinalist in an international songwriting competition, and is connecting with a widening audience across the country. Quesnel said there’s rarely a Sweet Alibi show that doesn’t prompt listeners to remark on the meaning they found in one of the tunes. Even Phoebe, which was written as a tribute to Quesnel’s late pet cockatiel, brings people forward. “They’ll say, ‘I just lost my grandmother,’ ” so the song resonates on different levels.

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Sweet Alibi performs on Thursday at The Hideout. She credits the support of the CBC and radio stations such as CKUA for the band’s music for also helping build an audience for Sweet Alibi. As a result, the talented trio, who were nominated for best vocalist at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards, have a full summer of festivals to look forward to. Quesnel believes the ambitious group works because each of the three members brings a unique perspective,

background and personality to the band. Musical influences include bluegrass, jazz, blues and classical. The trio have managed to pool their talents and transcended different backgrounds to form a family of “sisters” that is appealing to listeners across Canada. There’s no admission charge for the 9 p.m. show (doors open at 8 p.m.). For more information, call 403-348-5309.

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BRIEFS The Band’s musical legacy to get a rootsy makeover Some of Alberta’s best roots musicians will tackle the legendary songbook of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko and gang in the Up on Cripple Creek concert in Red Deer on Thursday. Longtime members of the Front Porch Roots Revue pulled together with some other musician friends and are gearing up for another round of performing and interpreting The Band’s material for a new show at the Elks Lodge. The Band’s music catalogue includes such iconic songs as The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Stage Fright, The Weight, Tears of Rage, Lookout Cleveland, Whispering Pines and Ophelia. The Alberta group that’s paying tribute is made up of Ron Rault, Crawdad Cantera, Thom Moon and Doug Andrew of the Revue, as well as Ron Casat, J.R. Shore and former-k.d.lang and Ian Tyson guitarist Gord Matthews. Group members plan to roll another dozen songs from The Band into the two dozen they performed around the province last year. They have already proven they’re up for the challenge, with reviewers from Calgary calling their performance, “fantastic” and “amazing.” CKUA Radio’s Alison Brock said, “It’s as if the boys in Front Porch Roots Revue are channelling The Band — a great, great show.” Tickets for the Central Music Festival presentation are $27 in advance from www.centralmusicfest. com, or $32 at the door at 6315 Horn St.

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A RARE SPORTS MOVIE DROP FOR KEVIN COSTNER Draft Day Two stars (out of four) Rated: PG Kevin Costner and sports movies are meant to score together, with multiplex rousers like Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and Tin Cup. The football-themed Draft Day, however, is not destined for Costner’s personal hall of fame. It’s directed by Ivan Reitman, who isn’t the first guy you’d think of for a gridiron drama. Reitman typically makes PG-rated amusements such as Ghostbusters and Kindergarten Cop that wouldn’t bring a blush to granny’s cheeks. Costner’s best moves are in PETER films with R ratings where sex HOWELL is celebrated and there’s no fear of profanity. In Bull Durham, he was the cocky “player to be named later,” the guy who knew what to do on the field and also how to woo a smart and sexy woman. In Draft Day, which comes on like a cheerleading infomercial for the “historic” trades of the NFL’s annual swap meet, Costner is the insecure dealmaker to be fleeced sooner. He’s Sonny Weaver, Jr., the down and nearly out general manager of the snake-bitten Cleveland Browns. Every other GM in the league, from Seattle to Buffalo and Chicago to Austin, knows he’s desperate to make a stadium-filling trade at any costs, to restore his own pride and that of a city that believes it all but invented football. As an onscreen countdown clock ticks towards the official start of NFL talks, Sonny is already dealing with a handful of hassles. He’s got two sets of daddy issues, which will be melodramatically teased out, as well as an angry ex-wife, a domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), a complaining head coach (Denis


Leary) and a demanding team owner (Frank Langella). Sonny is also juggling the demands and dreams of numerous trade hopefuls, including one played by Chadwick Boseman (24). And just to further deepen the wrinkles on Sonny’s brow, he also has a seriously frustrated girlfriend (Jennifer Garner), whom he doesn’t really know what to do with. He’s been trying to keep her secret, because she works for him as the team’s salary cap wrangler. The story credited to rookie Scott Rothman and TV writer Rajiv Joseph is at once authentic and bogus. There are familiar faces galore from the NFL, including commissioner Roger Goodell and ex-Browns player Terry Crews, plus numerous wellknown journos from sports media. But the locker rooms and “war rooms” of these mostly male traders are more vanilla than Viking. You can bet you don’t hear “frigging” said much in the real world of testosterone trading. And you don’t have to be a football insider to realize that some of Sonny’s more dramatic deals seem not of this world, notwithstanding the high-wire antics of Moneyball, an obvious influence. Estrogen is also sadly lacking. Draft Day boasts a greater number of forceful women than Costner normally deals with in any sports movie, but they spend most of their time on the bench. Garner’s underwritten role never gives her a chance to spark the same magic that Costner found with Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham, Amy Madigan in Field of Dreams and Rene Russo in Tin Cup. When Draft Day finally gets the ball and runs with it, the excitement level also rises and you want to see how it ends. Reitman knows how to pace a film and deserves major kudos for his effective use of split-screens, which reduces the distancing effect of the many scenes involving telephone trades. For the most part, though, a player criticism expressed by one dealmaker also applies to the movie: “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.” Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

Rock hall of fame class glitters at induction BY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain’s songs. And Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band — predictably — turned its honour into a marathon. The three acts were ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday in a colourful induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. They were joined by the blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates, British rocker Peter Gabriel, 1970s folkie Cat Stevens

and the absent Linda Ronstadt. Nirvana was the emotional centerpiece. The trio rooted in the Seattlearea grunge rock scene was voted into the hall in its first year of eligibility. Smells Like Teen Spirit hit like a thunderclap upon its 1991 release, but the band was done after Kurt Cobain committed suicide 20 years ago this month. Krist Novoselic, the band’s bass player, was inducted with drummer Dave Grohl. Kiss was responsible for pre-ceremony drama. The two original members still active, Gene Simmons and Paul Stan-

ley, thought the replacements for ex-bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss should perform at the ceremony instead of the original four. The result was Kiss’s music went unheard. Still, the estranged band members spoke warmly of each other. Springsteen’s 1999 entrance into the Rock Hall without the E Street Band was a sore point for some of its members. They got their due Thursday in the sidemen category, although it was a posthumous honour for saxman Clarence Clemons and keyboard player Danny Federici.

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Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in a scene from Draft Day. The film lacks authenticity and estrogen: the strong female cast doesn’t have enough to do.

The four seasons of Alberta will soon turn into the sunny spectacle of Tuscany at the Gallery on Main in Lacombe. The Full Circle — Four Seasons exhibit by Arlene Oberg, depicting the turning of the seasons in Alberta, is on until April 25. The gallery will then hold a “spectacular art show and sale” from Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 29. Part of the show that features the works of assorted area artists will be a special student display, combining history and poetry. Starting from Saturday, May 3, artist Elaine Tweedy will showcase her Tuscan Adventure paintings at the gallery. Her artworks attempt to capture the essence of Tuscany through texture and colours that contrast the soft, bright sunlight with dark shadows.




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Inclusive Supports Facilitator Qualifications: · Disability & Community Studies or related diploma a definite asset. · Minimum of two years experience in providing supports to individuals with disabilities · Strong background in a variety of disabling conditions · Knowledge of community resources · Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills · Computer skills (Office 2010) · Knowledge of group dynamics and facilitation skills · First Aid / CPR Duties: · Responsible to provide supports to the individuals receiving services from CARS, in their; · Community based advocacy activities · Training / Education / Volunteer / Employment · Memberships / participation with other groups / committees · Promotion / partnering with other community services / resources · Exploration and promotion of socially valued roles  Hours / Compensation: · 40 Hours per week · Evenings & weekends will be required · Wage Range: $3,063.26 - $3,991.92 per month

Tundra Oil & Gas Limited is a whollyowned subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons Limited, a private, familyowned company established in 1857 with operations in agriculture, food processing, financial services, property management and energy exploration. Tundra’s corporate head office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where we commenced operations in 1980. Our field office in Virden, Manitoba oversees the operation of 2,000 wells while our office in Calgary, Alberta provides our geological, geophysical and reservoir engineering support. The Tundra family of companies also includes Red Beds Resources Limited and Tundra Energy Marketing Limited. To learn more about us, we invite you to visit:

Please include your definition of advocacy, inclusion and how you would put these in action. Direct Resumes / Applications stating ‘Inclusive Supports Facilitator’ to: C.A.R.S. #101 – 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 Fax 346-8015 Email: Closing Date: April 22, 2014



The successful applicant will possess enthusiasm, have a clear understanding of support and promoting independence, be a strong team player / builder, a mentor and be a positive representative for the field of community disability services.

Recently winning the 2013 Business of the Year award, Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom energy equipment. Since 1992, Bilton has worked with engineering firms and oil and natural gas producers around the globe to develop their own equipment standards for size, capacity and any number of technical specifications. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and have recently expanded by adding an office in Calgary Alberta.


We employ over 180 people and provide ample opportunities to employees to achieve their career goals. We provide hands-on training and an opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects and applications in the energy sector.

We value the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and are committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. There is no shortage of reasons to join our team.


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Requisition #: 276184


The Project Manager will manage project procurement, contracts, project supervision, contract administration, cash flow forecasts, coordination of equipment and project AT purchasing and all financial related items including review and sign off of the project monthly expenditures.

The successful candidate will prepare cost estimates, review, validate, and submit estimates for product manufacturing, projects, or other services as required. This position is responsible for a wide range of project cost estimating and all associated functions within a group of skilled professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS • Two year diploma in a related technology program or a University degree in Architecture or Engineering is required. • 5 – 7 years of related experience including hospital or healthcare facility construction and/or healthcare facility management experience. • Design background or Facilities Management Training.

Responsibilities; You will find success based on your ability to; • Interpret technical drawings to identify engineering specifications, evaluate and estimate materials, manpower, schedule and budget • Effectively analyze production benchmarks and historical costs • Obtain, review and maintain documentation of third party pricing • Interface and provide on-going technical support to customer • Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. • Provide estimating support to various stakeholders at all stages of projects. • Interface with various stakeholders to ensure accuracy of all estimates. • Recognize key parameters such as equipment and material pricing guidelines, labour market updates, inflation, material take-off and other allowances, escalation philosophy, and site labour productivity factors.

PROJECT COOR DINATOR – RED DEER, AB Requisition #: 276771 Reporting to Project Manager or Director as applicable, the Project Coordinator is responsible to assist in the delivery and implementation of the project from project initiation, design development through to construction, building commissioning and turnover stages for assigned IMP, operational, equipment installation, or foundation funded projects within Alberta Health Services.

QUALIFICATIONS • Two year diploma in related technology program and/or Journeyman Trade Certificate. • Prefer 5 to 7 years of related experience including hospital or healthcare facility construction and/ or healthcare facility management experience. • Training — desktop software, contract law, insurance requirements, financial management and OH&S/WHS/WCB. • Assets — Design background, Facilities Management training, building code, construction standards, inspection and testing requirements, understanding of hospital building systems, telecommunication systems and clinical and office equipment.

Job Requirements; As the ideal candidate you will possess: • Thorough understanding of business processes, stakeholders involvements and their role, information flow and project scope and also ensure that developed estimates covers the entire scope of the projects. • Thorough knowledge of estimating techniques and strategies • Thorough knowledge of oil and gas industry • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, analyze and understand production drawings, associated documentation, contracts, cost coding systems, work breakdown structures, etc. • Excellent computer skills in Estimating Software and Microsoft Office • Minimum of 3-5 years industrial estimating experience required For more information email or search and apply for jobs on our website

PROJECT MANAGER The successful candidate will have the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project. The Project Manager must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. Responsibilities; You will find success based on your ability to; • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope • Monitor progress of each project while in production • Keep up-to-date with progress and plans on future stages • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders • Keep client updated with the current status of projects • Plan and schedule project timelines, update schedule • Manage project changes and budget • Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standards

Director of Human Resources The Lacombe Action Group is hiring a Director of Human Resources responsible to plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate policies and programs for the Human Resource department. Reporting to the Program Director, the ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management with a minimum of 5-7 years of directly related experience. You will be responsible for the management of Human Resources including: Payroll & Benefits, Health & Safety, and Record Keeping

Job Requirements; As the ideal candidate you will possess: • Completion of PMP certification, working toward completion or equivalent • Minimum 3 years previous experience in related industry or role • Microsoft Project experience is an asset • Thorough knowledge of oil and gas industry

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Works with team in planning, development, implementation, administration of the following human resource functions: employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, organizational development, affirmative action, HRMS training, and health and safety services programs. Advises senior management in personnel policy and program matters, making or recommending appropriate decisions as consistent with strategic direction. Works closely with management in the implementation of corporate policies related to human resources, organizational and employee development. Participates in company-wide programs and initiatives (e.g., salary review, workforce planning, and organizational change). Assists senior management in the development of solutions through organizational development and process-oriented perspectives.

PURCHASING ANALYST The successful candidate will be responsible for product procurement, vendor communication, and identifying cost saving opportunities, while working with various departments to ensure high levels of customer service internally and externally. Responsibilities; You will find success based on your ability to; • Ensure all purchase orders are accurate per required BOM items including material grade requirements and special specifications • Negotiate prices, credit terms, discounts and delivery arrangements with suppliers. • Expedite problems with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity or delivery of goods. • Effective use of historical data to ensure competitive pricing. • Perform on-going review of product, service, equipment, and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings. • Keep informed of new sources of supply for materials and services

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Coaching, influencing, facilitation, presentation, communication, process development, analysis and problem solving x x

Sound management, motivational and supervisory talents Expert knowledge of appropriate legislation and Human Resource practices pertaining to employment, compensation benefits and other related human resources functions

Job Requirements; As the ideal candidate you will possess: • Experience in negotiating and contract formation of major supply chain agreements • Minimum of 3-5 years purchasing experience required • PMAC Certification, or work toward, is an asset but not required • Strong oral, written communication skills required, must be able to present material. • Strong attention to detail, follow work rules, and adhere to work schedules required • Work with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism • Previous experience with M2M is an asset

Salary- $72,000-$80,000 Benefits at 6 months 3 weeks vacation at hire RRSP matching program after 2 years Submit Resume with Cover Letter to: Laurie Dryden Fax (403) 782-7073 or email Phone: (403)782-8477 for more information Closing Date: When suitable candidate is found


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Paradise RV - Western Canada’s #1 RV Dealership is on the hunt for its next Business Manager for our Red Deer location ..... and it could be You! Job Requirements - Prior Automotive/RV dealership F/I Experience - Strong Communications skills verbal and written, ability to listen and provide solutions to ultimately finalize sales - Competitive sales nature in addition to be team oriented - Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word - Reliable and strong work Ethic - Professional appearance is a Must Responsibilities - Present financial products such as warranties, gap insurance, credit insurance and other products that are offered - Maintain accurate monthly, quarterly and year end reports - Establish and maintain strong relations with both customers and lenders - Identify and provide solution based finance options for customers - Results driven and a desire to make a positive impact

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Red Deer Toyota is growing and we are looking to expand our team of experienced Service Advisors. If you have experience as an Advisor or in the automotive industry and you are looking for a change, come in and see us! Industry leading pay, individual and team bonuses combined with chances for advancement are provided if you can be part of the team. Training is encouraged and provided, and personal success is rewarded. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Great pay, a great work environment!

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We have too much work and too few licensed technicians to do it! This is a great opportunity if you are looking for a long term position in an established dealership. We are the largest import dealership in Central Alberta and our service business continues to grow. We believe in training, providing a stable income and doing quality work. If this appeals to you, contact us. Please send your resume in confidence to:

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Reporting to the Board of Directors, you are responsible for leading the Shalom team in providing quality counselling services and education programs to all clients while upholding the values and philosophy of the organization. If you are interested or would like more information on this exciting role, check out our website at Please send your resume to or mail to 5515 - 27th Avenue, Red Deer Alberta T4P 0E5.

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…TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED. From a safe workplace and open communication to the right training and the opportunity for personal/professional development, AltaGas Utilities provides its employees with the resources they need to discover fulfilling careers. Headquartered in Leduc, only minutes south of Edmonton, AltaGas Utilities, with 16 district locations throughout Alberta, safely and dependably distributes natural gas to more than 70,000 residents in over 90 communities across the province. We deliver high-quality customer service in a positive work environment.

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In this union position, the successful candidate will safely and efficiently operate and maintain natural gas pipeline systems and associated equipment; document activities and gas system information as required by regulations; and perform staking and inspection activities to ensure quality standards are adhered to during the construction process. The best candidate for this role holds a high school diploma and has completed a Gas Utilities Operator course; brings 3 years’ experience in a related field with preferably 1 year performing the operations function of a natural gas utility; and offers a mechanical aptitude and proficiency in the operation of tools, equipment and computer software. Other requirements include certification in PE Fusion, Safe Digging, Line Location and Construction Safety. Qualifications that include a Gas Fitter’s B ticket would be considered an asset. Candidates must reside within 20 minutes of our Stettler district office in order to respond to natural gas-related emergencies. AltaGas Utilities employs individuals who are committed to safety and demonstrate a work ethic that includes honesty, loyalty, respect, reliability, accountability and ethical behaviour. For further information and to apply for this position, please visit our website at


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Are single people the lepers of today’s church? BY GINA DALFONZO ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES There are the well-meaning ladies who ask you about your husband and children and, when you say you don’t have any, suddenly run out of things to say to you. There are the women’s Bible studies scheduled on weekday mornings, because aren’t all church women married homemakers? There are the sermons and activities directed exclusively at families. There are the pastors who fault the single men for not getting married, even if they’ve tried, and who seem to think that singles are marked out for some terrible fate. There are the Christians who tell you that life doesn’t start until you’re married. Or that you can’t really understand what love is because you’re single and childless. Never mind that this goes directly against the Christian faith, which teaches that God is the source of all love and that everyone — regardless of marital status! — can know that love. Churches are so committed to the idea of a family-centered church that they’re just not sure how to handle rising rates of singleness. There are the people who talk about singles in the church as a problem. There are the people who say you’re “too picky” if you have any standards at all. There are the people who hint that you couldn’t get a spouse because you’re not spiritual enough or because God is trying to punish you for something. And then there are my favorites: the people who helpfully point out that there’ll be no one to look after you in your old age. (Thanks for reminding me once again of that topic that has so often kept me lying awake into the small hours!)

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Are you a church leader? Reach more newcomers on FaithStreet. In a nutshell, there are a lot of nice, well-intentioned Christian married people who say cruel, insensitive, or misguided things to and about single people. Popular Christian blogger Jon Acuff once did a post on “Surviving church as a single,” and the comments came flooding in from single Christians who had experienced all these things and more: “I find the ‘Family days out!’ excruciatingly painful and lonely . . .” “. . . I still remember the mom of one of my youth group students exclaiming to me in shock (the first time we met, no less), ‘What, you own a house? But you’re single!’” “. . . Many churches will not even consider me as a pastoral candidate because I am still single.” Not everyone goes as far as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler, who infamously argued at the 2004 New Attitude Conference that delaying marriage is sinful (leading to an outcry that made him clarify his position). The apostle Paul — who was single and resolutely committed to remaining so — speaks of the church itself, not marriage, as the means God uses to bring us to spiritual maturity. Married couples with children need and deserve support — but so do singles. We’re practicing celibacy in a culture that can scarcely comprehend the concept. We’re struggling with the idea that, thanks to various cultural factors and trends, our desires for marriage and children might never be met. We’re trying to ward off loneliness and live good, responsible, fulfilling lives. And in the midst of all this, we’re dealing with the misperceptions I’ve described above. This is where the church should be a


lifeline for us instead of an anchor weighing us down. Contrary to the Reverend Mohler’s emphasis on marriage, the apostle Paul — who was single and resolutely committed to remaining so — speaks of the church itself, not marriage, as the means God uses to bring us to spiritual maturity. (See Ephesians 4:11-16.) But in too many cases, today’s church is not doing this. It’s set up as a sort of family training center, which means that everyone who doesn’t fit the nuclear family model is pushed to the margins rather than welcomed and included. Nothing could be further from the teachings of Jesus Christ, who called everyone to come and follow. The need for churches to attend to their single members is more pressing than you might realize. Journalist Julia Duin, in her book Quitting Church, talks about the treatment of singles as one of the major reasons that Christians walk away: “Many would do anything for some support. . . . The culture tells them they have missed out on life’s greatest experience, while at the same time at church, not one word of encouragement comes from the pulpit or even their friends.” Personally, I have no intention of quitting church any time soon. I take seriously the biblical command that we are not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). And I know firsthand that the church at its best is a help and comfort like no other. But in recent years, the church has not always been at its best when dealing with its single members. It’s time to drop the expectations and start to see single Christians not as problems to be solved, but as people to be loved. Gina Dalfonzo Gina Dalfonzo is editor of and Dickensblog. She is working on a book about singleness and the church.

Sunday Living Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to Sunday Worship at Bethany CollegeSide at 10 a.m. on April 13 for Palm Sunday with Pastor Glen Carlson, April 18 Good Friday Service at 7 p.m., and April 20 Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Contact Ralph at 403347-9852. Living Faith is a North American Lutheran Church Congregation. Willow Valley Presbyterian Church presents Potter’s Clay Quartet at Cowboy Church at 10 a.m. on April 13 and Good Friday Service will be held on April 18 at 10 a.m. with speaker Paul Furseth. Monday Holy Week Services are offered all week at various Red Deer churches at 12:05 p.m. followed by a soup and bun luncheon each day. Wayne Reid will be at St. Luke’s Anglican Church on April 14, Marc Jerry will be Gaetz Memorial United Church on April 15, Jeffery Rock will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on April 16, and Linda Ervin will be at Knox Presbyterian Church on April 17. Contact Sunnybrook United Church for information at 403347-6073. Tuesday Stations of the Cross at Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church will be on April 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. Contact Dayna at vreeken.dayna@gmail. com, or Woody Nook CRC at 403-885-4427,


Schedule of Services FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Centre for Spiritual Living Helping people encounter the goodness of God Corner of 55th St & 46th Ave 10:30 am Contemporary Worship 403.342.7441

Streams Christian Church afÀliated with the PAOC

43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Joint Good Friday Service at First Baptist Church with Bethany Baptist Church

11:00 a.m. Celebration Service Rev. Valentine Owen

Balmoral Bible Chapel

#3 - 6315 Horn Street


Everyone is Welcome

Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.) 10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Bob Northey “Trusting God During Troubling Times” Psalm 3 Sunday School Ages 2 1/2-Grade 5 Friday, April 18, 10:30 am Good Friday Communion Service

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 6608-48A 6608 66 08 48A Av A Avenue, Red Deer, 346-2618 HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Good Friday 10:30 am & 3:00 pm Easter Vigil 8:30 pm Easter Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am


Sunday, April 13

GOOD SHEPHERD 40 Holmes St. 403-340-1022 Rev. Marc Jerry

Saved by grace - called to serve

Join us for our Easter Worship Services: Good Friday Service, April 18th @ 7:00pm Easter Sunday Services, April 20th @ 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm Phone: 403-347-7311 Website: 2020-40th Avenue, Red Deer (East of Centrium, corner of 19th St. & 40th Ave.)

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA GAETZ MEMORIAL Corner of Ross Street and 48th Avenue — Phone 403-347-2244

Palm Sunday April 13, 10:30 am - Symbolic “Parades” into Jerusalem Tuesday April 15-Noon Lunch Following Maundy Thursday, April Worship 17, 7:00 pm, Services: Good Friday, 10:30 am Join us for our Easter

Good Friday Service, April 18th @ 7:00pm

SUNNYBROOK UNITED CHURCH Easter Sunday Services, April 20th @ 12 Stanton Street


10:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm Palm Sunday April 17 - 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday April - 10:30 Good Friday Babyfold, Toddler Room,18 Sunday Club a.m. Babyfold, Toddler Room Sunday Club

Join us for our Easter Worship Services: Good Friday Service, April 18th @ 7:00pm Easter Sunday Services, April 20th @ 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm

 The Anglican Church of Canada Sunday, April 13

ST. LEONARD’S ON THE HILL “A Church For All Ages” 43 Avenue & 44 Street 403-346-6769



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Officiant: Rev. Gary Sinclair

Sunday of Passion: Palm Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 9:00 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Sunday School/Nursery 7:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemporary Eucharist Maundy Thursday April 17th 5:00 pm Seder Supper and Cold Potluck Foot Washing 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service


Established 1898

4718 Ross St. • 403-346-4560 Minister: The Rev. Wayne Reid

Sunday School/Youth 9:30 a.m. Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion Good Friday 10:30 am Easter Vigil Saturday 7:00 pm Everyone Welcome

Passion for God, Compassion for People.

10:30 am Worship Service April 17 Maundy Thursday 12:05 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Good Friday Shared Service with Communion 7:00 pm at West Park Presbyterian

West Park Presbyterian 3628-57 Ave.



“Old Church Blessing a New World”

Rev. Anthon Bouw


Gaetz & 54th 403-346-3402

Celebrant: Noel Wygiera 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 10:00 a.m. Family Friendly Worship with Eucharist Sunday School & Refreshments Thursday 2:00 p.m. Eucharist

26016-HWY 595 (Delburne Road) Cowboy Church Sunday 10:00 a.m. Potters Clay Quartet Gospel Music Group Good Friday Service April 18, 10:00 a.m. Speaker: Paul Furseth

#18 Selkirk Blvd. Phone 403-346-3798

Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk DIVINE SERVICE 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:15 a.m. DIVINE SERVICE 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm Good Friday Service 7:00 pm Kings Kids Playschool

Growing in Faith Through Word and Sacrament

Living Faith Lutheran Church

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday

Pastor Glen Carlson

Worship 10:00 AM

Good Friday Evening Service 7:00 pm Easter Sunday Service 10:00 AM

Bethany Collegeside 99 College Circle RDC Everyone Welcome

JOIN US THIS WEEK! Everyone Welcome Palm Sunday - Baptism Services

9:00am, 11:00am & 6:30pm • CrossRoads Kids (to gr. 6)

Good Friday Service • 10:00am “PAID IN FULL”

SW Corner of 32 Street & Hwy 2, Red Deer County


Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight 6 McMillan Ave. Good Friday, April 18, Red Deer 11:00 am & 3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday, April 19, 8:00 pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:00 am & 11:00 am Holy Mass




Tourism sets $10.3B target TRAVEL ALBERTA ROAD SHOW MAKES STOP IN RED DEER TO DISCUSS HOW TO REACH IT BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Even by the standards of Alberta’s two big economic generators — energy and agriculture — $10.3 billion is a lot of money. Yet that’s the annual revenue goal that’s been set for the province’s lesser known tourism industry. Officials with Travel Alberta were in Red Deer on Friday to discuss how this financial target can be achieved by 2020. One of a series of Road Show meetings organized across the province by the tourism marketing organization, it attracted about 25 people from local hotels, tourist attractions, economic development groups and other organizations, said Karen Soyka, Travel Alberta’s executive director for North America. “It’s aggressive, but we feel confident,” said Soyka of the $10.3-billion objective. Part of that confidence comes from the fact a plan exists, in the form of a tourism framework. Announced by the province in October, it set out five priorities: development of traveller-focused experiences, improved accessibility, targeted marketing, collaboration among industry partners and sound research. Friday’s gathering was to raise awareness of the framework with those involved in the tourism indus-

try, said Soyka. “It’s really about trying to align and ensure that all of our Alberta Tourism stakeholders are working collaboratively through the framework, and the five strategic pillars that it encompasses.” The province has already made great strides in building its tourism industry, which currently generates about $7.8 billion annually. In 2010, Travel Alberta developed a brand that promises visitors unique, emotional experiences — or “goosebump Karen Soyka moments.” “It’s really helped to unify our brand message and really unify our marketing efforts,” said Soyka, adding that the campaign has received nearly 50 awards and is reaching more and more people. “This year we are going into Toronto for the first time in Canada, and we’re expanding what we’re doing in California. “We’re active in seven international markets in Europe and Asia-Pacific.” China is a rapidly growing source of tourists,

said Soyka, as are Japan and South Korea. And the strengthening American economy and diminished value of the loonie are attracting more visitors from the south. “We’re starting to see definitely, some growth back out of our U.S. market.” But the greatest source of tourists in Alberta is Alberta itself, said Soyka. And more people are also travelling here from other parts of Canada. A targeted approach is important, she said, which is why the new framework is so valuable. “We can’t be everything to everyone, so we just want to really narrow in on areas that we think we have the greatest opportunity.” Local operators have a critical role in implementing that plan, said Soyka. Travel Alberta has budgeted $7 million to help fund grassroots marketing initiatives. Last year, she noted, more than 500 applicants took advantage of this money to produce everything from brochures to festivals. Soyka said last year’s flooding didn’t have a big impact on Alberta’s tourist trade. Its effects were generally localized and temporary. “Speaking from an international standpoint, operators were saying that they couldn’t get over how quickly Alberta came together and brought everything back and open for business.”



BRIEFS Cornall to serve as an EDA director An investment attraction officer with Central Alberta: Access Prosperity has been named a director of Economic Developers Alberta. Matt Cornall, who lives in Red Deer, will serve as vice-president of the EDA board. He was elected at the association’s recent conference and annual general meeting in Kananaskis. President of the EDA is Jeff Penney of Fort McMurray, with Richard Pauls of Airdrie the past president. Other directors come from Calgary, Edmonton, Strathcona County, Grande Prairie and Pincher Creek. Economic Developers Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that represents and promotes the advancement of Alberta’s economic development network. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is an alliance involving Red Deer County, the City of Red Deer, Red Deer College, the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and Central Alberta Economic Partnership. It’s dedicated to attracting business and investment to the region.

Trade mission scaled back A trade mission designed to connect Central Alberta manufacturers with potential business partners in Sheffield, England, has been scaled back. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is leading a delegation to the North England city in June, with attendance at the 2014 Global Manufacturing Festival on June 24 and 25 a focus of the trip. A week-long visit had been scheduled, from June 19 to 26, but the start of the mission has now been delayed to June 22. “We’d originally planned to have an event on the Friday of the mission with the government of Alberta,” said Matt Cornall, an investment attraction officer with Access Prosperity. But the participation of the provincial group, which had expected to attend the World Petroleum Congress in Moscow, became uncertain due to the political turmoil in Russia and Ukraine, he said. A week-long commitment was also too long for some companies here, added Cornall. The Access Prosperity mission will now entail business-to-business meetings in Sheffield, followed by the festival. This program is flexible, said Cornall, if members of the Central Alberta delegation have different interests. “If there are companies that want to use this as kind of a jumping off point for more engagement in the U.K., . . . that service we could also provide. We have a lot of good connections on the ground in the U.K. and the E.U.” Cornall grew up in England and spent four years in Sheffield as a student at Sheffield Hallam University. The city is a major steel and manufacturing centre, he said. Cornall said previously that many British and European manufacturers are eager to

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A steady stream of people were taking in the 2014 Lacombe Trade Show on Friday. The event, which continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is organized by the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce. It takes place at the Lacombe Arena and Sports Complex, with a variety of exhibitors and family attractions. There is no charge to attend. help supply the needs of Western Canada’s energy sector. But Europe also has potential opportunities for Alberta companies, he noted, such as support for the developing energy sector there and improved market access as a result of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Information about the Central Alberta: Access Prosperity mission to Sheffield can be obtained by contacting Cornall at matt.cornall@ or 403-342-3103.

Value of March building permits down from last year The value of construction work approved by the City of Red Deer last month was down from March 2013. But building permit values through the first quarter of the year were still ahead of the threemonth pace for 2013. The city issued $15.4 million worth of permits

in March, down from $17.7 million a year earlier. Residential projects accounted for $10.2 million of this total, up from $9.3 million, while commercial approvals slipped to $1.5 million from $2.2 million, and the value of industrial projects fell to $3.6 million from $6.2 million. Public permits were worth $112,000, while there was no activity in this category last March. The largest permit issued last month went to Tar-ific Developments for a $2 million, multi-tenant building being constructed in Queens Industrial Park at 70 Queensgate Cr. Red Deer’s year-to-date permit tally as of March 31 had reached $39.9 million, up from $38.1 million for the same period last year. Residential projects were $29.8 million of this total, as compared with $23.2 million last year; commercial work contributed $2.7 million, down from $4.8 million; industrial permits added $7.2 million, down from $7.7 million; and construction related to public developments represented $134,000 of the total, versus $2.5 million in 2013.

How to find and keep valued employees in a tight labour market Dear Working Wise: I own a drywall company and I am struggling to keep my guys. They keep leaving for other companies — sometimes for the smallest of raises. Do you have any tips for keeping workers? — No Workers Dear No Workers: Many supervisors and small business owners will identify with your frustration. Alberta’s labour market is fairly tight, with the second-lowest unemployment rate in the country. The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website (http://alis.alberta. CHARLES ca) offers a number of helpful STRACHEY staff-retention tip sheets and publications for employers. WORKING WISE You can find them by searching the ALIS site using the following search terms: How to find and keep valued employees; Finders & Keepers: Recruitment and Retention Strategies; and Retaining Your Staff. You might also want to talk to the workers and ask

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them why they are leaving? It might not be just about money. Exit interviews are one of the most important but least-used staff-retention tools you have. How can you encourage your employees to stay if you don’t know why they leave? Departing employees tend to be more frank about their job and current workplace, which makes exit interviews a unique opportunity to learn more about your business. You may learn what attracts workers to your organization, as well as what turns them away. You may also learn about current problems in the workplace, who your strongest leaders are, and what staff morale is really like. Exit interviews can be as formal or informal as you like or your workplace culture dictates. The important thing to remember is that it should be non-confrontational. Your goal is not to convince them to stay, nor scold them for leaving. Use this meeting to collect valuable information. Larger employers tend to try and provide employee privacy — hoping to get more honest feedback. They will have their human resources department conduct the interview, in person, over the phone, or by mail, and then only pass along to the department

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general feedback — nothing that would identify the employee. You probably don’t have that luxury. What you can do, though, is reassure the employee that you want their feedback so you can improve your company and workplace. Ask them questions like: ●What attracted you to this job? ●What things did you like most? ●What things did you like least? ●Why are you leaving? Is there more than one reason? ●Did you like your co-workers and supervisor? Why or why not? ●Would you recommend this company to your friends? Why or why not? ● What would you change if this was your company? You might also want to touch base with your longer-term staff and ask them why they stay and their thoughts on their work environment. You might learn a few things and prevent some future staff losses. Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a manager with Alberta Human Services, for general information. He can be contacted at charles.strachey@gov.

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C10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 12, 2014

MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Friday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 100.62 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 53.81 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.18 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.98 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 Cdn. National Railway . . 60.02 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 158.00 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 41.01

Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.77 Cervus Equipment Corp 22.15 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 46.95 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 51.17 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.05 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.05 General Motors Co. . . . . 31.93 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.70 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.32

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — North American stock markets closed in the red for a second session Friday as nervousness about Chinese growth, corporate earnings and stock valuations persuaded investors to sell off ahead of the weekend. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 50.31 points to 14,257.69. The Canadian dollar dropped 0.42 of a cent to 91.08 cents US. A disappointing earnings report before the open from banking giant JPMorgan Chase helped push the Dow Jones industrials down 143.47 points 16,026.75, the Nasdaq composite index declined 54.38 points to 3,999.73 and the S&P 500 index gave back 17.39 points to 1,815.69. JPMorgan Chase shares backed off 3.66 per cent to US$55.30 as it reported its firstquarter profit fell 19 per cent to US$5.3 billion, or $1.28 a share. Revenue fell eight per cent to $22.99 billion, led by weak trad-

ing revenue. Analysts had expected earnings of $1.39 a share on revenue of $24.43 billion, according to FactSet. North American stocks tumbled Thursday following disappointing trade data from China that raised another round of questions about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy. Traders are now looking ahead to next week when the Chinese government releases its first-quarter growth figures. There was another sign of economic weakness in data out Friday which showed that China’s growth in auto sales decelerated further in March with sales up 7.9 per cent to 1.7 million vehicles, down from February’s 11.3 per cent growth. Biotech and technology sectors have been particularly in investors’ cross hairs. “There are some areas of the market, and those are the poster children, where one would have to be concerned about valuations,” said Paul Taylor, chief investment officer of fundamen-

SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 46.90 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 64.31 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 38.05 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.13 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.77 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 105.93 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.14 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 16.11 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 45.73 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.10 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.30 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.85 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.50 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.87

tal Canadian equities at BMO Global Asset Management. “And so it is healthy to see those areas which have been most frothy if you will, to see them reacting a little more rationally.” After making big gains last year, biotechs have been crushed in recent weeks as they come under pressure to lower prices for their drugs. And traders continued to punish some of the biggest tech giants from last year, including Facebook and Google. The TSX lost one per cent this past week but New York markets were particularly hammered. The Dow industrials fell 2.35 per cent, the Nasdaq fell 3.1 per cent, down three weeks in a row in its longest losing streak since November 2012. The S&P 500 moved into negative territory for the year to date, losing 2.65 per cent. Both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 posted their biggest weekly drops since mid-2012. The gold sector led declin-

Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.55 Canyon Services Group. 14.02 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.90 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.04 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.65 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.94 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 96.72 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 57.61 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.10 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 35.12 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 51.67 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.81 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.46 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.180 Precision Drilling Corp . . 12.98 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 39.47 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.46 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.04 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.87

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.45 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 25.22 First Quantum Minerals . 20.15 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.45 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.72 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.57 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.58 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 36.63 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.30 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.64 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.93 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 40.64 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 63.37 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.97 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 55.01 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 43.30 ers, down about one per cent while June bullion faded $1.50 to US$1,319 an ounce. TSX tech and health care stocks also continued to deteriorate and stocks in these two groups led decliners on the Toronto market this week. The financials sector was off 0.22 per cent following the JPMorgan Chase report. The base metals group slipped 0.14 per cent while May copper shed early gains and closed unchanged US$3.04 a pound. The energy sector was slightly higher while the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged up 34 cents to US$103.74 a barrel. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,257.69, down 50.31 points TSX Venture Exchange — 997.77, up 4.08 points

TSX 60 — 813.29, down 2.74 points Dow — 16,026.75, down 143.47 points S&P 500 — 1,815.69, down 17.39 points Nasdaq — 3,999.73, down 54.38 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.08 cents US, down 0.42 of a cent Pound — C$1.8373, up 0.34 of a cent Euro — C$1.5242, up 0.67 of a cent Euro — US$1.3883, down 0.02 of a cent Oil futures: US$103.74 per barrel, up 34 cents (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,319.00 per oz., down $1.50 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.816 oz., down 6.1 cents $733.53 kg., down $1.97

Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 70.56 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 75.11 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 64.24 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.56 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.65 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.71 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.66 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 51.67 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 68.80 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.14 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 45.02 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.25 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.85 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 36.08 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.04

ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: May ’14 $8.50 lower $461.00; July ’14 $8.90 lower $470.10; Nov. ’14 $9.40 lower $484.60; Jan ’15 $9.40 lower $491.60; March ’15 $9.50 lower $498.30; May ’15 $9.50 lower $504.90; July ’15 $9.60 lower $510.00; Nov ’15 $9.60 lower $500.00; Jan. ’16 $9.60 lower $491.50; March ’16 $9.60 lower $491.50. Barley (Western): May ’14 $7.00 higher $137.50; July ’14 $7.00 higher $135.50; Oct. ’14 $7.00 higher $135.50; Dec. ’14 $7.00 higher $135.50; March ’15 $7.00 higher $135.50; May ’15 $7.00 higher $135.50; July ’15 $7.00 higher $135.50; Oct. ’15 $7.00 higher $135.50; Dec. ’15 $7.00 higher $135.50; March ’16 $7.00 higher $135.50; May ’16 $7.00 higher $135.50. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 569,842 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 569,842.

Flaherty’s successor makes mournful entrance BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — It’s been a mournful entrance onto the world financial stage for Jim Flaherty’s successor, whose first international meetings as finance minister have been marked by offers of condolence. Joe Oliver says he was greeted with words of sorrow from colleagues as he arrived at the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and G7 and G20 finance ministers. His predecessor, Flaherty, had been the longest-serving finance minister in the G7 and was a fixture at these meetings, as evidenced by some of the testimonials from the people who approached Oliver. “They told me how much they will miss his presence — his presence around the table, and his contributions to the discussions,” Oliver told reporters Friday. “They remarked what a warm and dedicated person he was. They spoke of his sense of humour, and how strong he was in defending his positions. It quickly became obvious to me that he was as admired around the world as he was, and is, in Canada.”

Some of those conversations took place in public view, as the G20 opened the doors to a working dinner so media could record different testimonials about Flaherty from Australia’s treasury secretary, Bank of England chief Mark Carney, and Oliver. The head of the IMF and cabinet ministers from France and the U.S. were among other international figures to offer public statements about Flaherty. Canada’s new finance minister said he called Flaherty soon after last month’s cabinet shuffle. He didn’t reach him, but received a call back quickly. “We had a private conversation, which I don’t feel at liberty to disclose,” Oliver said. “He was very supportive, as he always has been. We talked a bit about some personal issues, but I can’t go beyond that.” The meeting itself had a surreal dynamic to it, given the Russian presence in conversations about what to do in Ukraine. To provide support for Ukraine’s cash-strapped government, the IMF is working up a loan package to provide up to $18 billion in assistance. However, Russia has threatened to demand advance payment from Ukraine for natural gas that Russia supplies to the

country. Oliver said it didn’t get too awkward. “The Russian presence was noted of course,” he said. “Russia’s interventions were directly related to the issues that all the other countries were talking about. So one wouldn’t have known that there was an issue, actually. I don’t think it had any impact — to my knowledge — of multilateral discussions.” He said the issue also came up without Russia’s presence, in a conversation among the G7 — a forum Russia has been expelled from. He wouldn’t reveal the nature of those discussions. However, he said he wants to see the IMF do more. “We’ve indicated our willingness to allocate up to $220 million (from Canada), at the moment, to development and to help them discharge their obligations,” Oliver said. “I would say the numbers that the IMF are looking at — well, I believe we’ll need more than the numbers that the IMF are currently looking at in the Ukraine. But this is an issue that is subject to continual study and review.” Another challenge at the meeting stemmed from the failure of the U.S.

Congress to ratify agreed-upon IMF reforms. The organization has been working for years on an effort to give greater power to emerging countries, and expand its resources — but that effort has slammed into one of the most unproductive, deadlocked congresses in U.S. history. The G20 has said it will begin seeking a Plan B if U.S. lawmakers don’t ratify the agreement by year’s end. “We are deeply disappointed with the continued delay in progressing the IMF quota and governance reforms agreed to in 2010,” the G20 finance ministers and central bankers said in a statement Friday. “We urge the U.S. to ratify these reforms at the earliest opportunity... If the 2010 reforms are not ratified by year-end, we will call on the IMF to build on its existing work and develop options for next steps.” The organization said it also made progress on a growth strategy to add two per cent to the global GDP over five years, above the projected level. Oliver reiterated a promise to include tax cuts in the next federal budget — a pre-election blueprint following Canada’s anticipated return to surplus.

B.C. First Nations officially reject Northern Gateway plan BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT ST. JAMES, B.C. — A group of First Nations with territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline met with federal representatives Friday to officially reject the project. Officials with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the National Energy Board and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans met with the four clans of the Yinka Dene in Fort St. James, and listened as dozens of elders, hereditary and elected chiefs said “No.” “We do not, we will not, allow this pipeline,” Peter Erickson, a hereditary chief of the Nak’azdli First Nation, told the six federal bureaucrats. “We’re going to send the message today to the federal government and to the company itself: their pipeline is dead. Under no circumstances will that proposal be allowed. “Their pipeline is now a pipe dream.” Karen Ogan, chief of the Wet’suwet’en, thanked the Crown representatives for listening. During the often emotional meeting, Ogan touched on the country’s checkered past with First Nations and its role in the dispute. “Some people may come from an anger perspective because we’ve been bulldozed, we’ve been run over all through history, through colonization and today we want our voice to be heard,” Ogan told the six bureaucrats

during the day-long meeting. The bands said the project is now banned from Yinka Dene territories, under their traditional laws. Members young and old of the Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli, Saik’uz, Takla Lake, Tl’azt’en and Wet’suwet’en communities were unanimous. They said the decision by the four clans marks the end of negotiations. The pipeline project faces a major hurdle in getting First Nations on board but behind the scenes negotiations have continued talking with many groups. The company has also signed several benefits agreements with First Nations, though few of them admit publicly to the deals. The Yinka Dene has spearheaded a petition against the pipeline that has been signed by 160 First Nations groups in B.C. — most not located near the proposed pipeline route. Last month, the company announced that it asked former conservative minister of Indian affairs Jim Prentice to try and mediate deals with First Nations opposed to the project. The $6-billion, nearly 1,200-kilometre pipeline would deliver 525,000 barrels of petroleum a day from Edmonton to a tanker terminal in Kitimat, on the north coast. The federal government claims Canada is losing billions of dollars a year because western Canadian oil is not reaching markets overseas. Enbridge (TSX:ENB) has said Northern Gateway is expected to grow the Canadian GDP by more than $300 billion over 30 years.

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Lighting – a designer’s best friend!

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Above: Create attractive vignettes by placing a pair of decorative lamps on either side of a credenza or by flanking a sofa with occasional tables and lamps. Below: The room needed much more than lighting before the reno. let’s brighten things up by going back to the aforementioned categories.


DESIGN Reworking a beautiful — but run down — log house (as we’re currently doing on Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure on Cottage Life TV) is challenging to say the least. Built from wood and with (initially) tiny windows (plus ca change; just wait until you see the magic we create with triple French doors and a B.C. cedar walkout) it was frighteningly dark and overpoweringly gloomy. But, of course, with good lighting, all such disadvantages can be well and truly obliterated. In whichever style of home you live (urban, suburban, cottage, etc.) our time-worn maxim — “Good lighting will make or break your scheme” — remains forever relevant. We chant the maxim on an almost daily basis and, whilst we’ve used a before and after of our own cottage dining area to illustrate today’s story, similar rules are relevant everywhere. And the best news? Lighting is not the difficult science some commentators might have you believe. For us, it falls into five distinct categories — ambient, task, mood, accent and decorative. Used creatively, lighting will help you illuminate notable features, make style statements and, of course, allow you to see better. And while those last few words might sound obvious, you wouldn’t believe the number of homes we’ve seen (both sides of the pond) where we might as well have been entering caves. Matters troglodyte aside,

Task This category aids any job that requires extra light and is typically associated with side lamps (to help when reading, crafting or sewing) or in the kitchen (under cabinet) to shed extra light on food preparation.

Mood lighting Always good mood, of course, never bad! This category is all about positioning shadow throwing lamps behind house plants, sofas or chairs, or utilizing fuzzy low-wattage options specifically designed to enhance lowlit environments.

Accent lighting Think directional spotlights strategically positioned to pinpoint artwork or sculptures, or track lighting beaming dramatically onto a cantilevered marble kitchen island to make it appear even more architecturally commanding.

Decorative lighting Where form and function combine. Or, in other words, where the lamp itself is as important as the light it emits. Examples include Tiffany models that proffer an eclectic air, Arco lamps that create a feeling of retro modernity

or Mathmos lava lamps that scream 1970s. And here’s our guide to lighting, room by room:

with side lamps to create the perfect mood — all fittings on dimmer for extra flexibility.

Or, to create a slick hotel vibe, we’ve positioned angle poise style wall lamps above beds.

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Kitchen lighting

Lighting – in a nutshell

Why is it that so many people rely on one single pendant or a couple of lonely table lamps? List all the things you need from your space — cozy lighting for TV viewing and cuddling on the sofa, overhead lighting for the kids to play, or task lamps that allow you to read — then plan everything carefully. Create attractive vignettes by placing a pair of decorative lamps on either side of a credenza or by flanking a sofa with occasional tables and lamps.

Dining rooms The focal point of any dining experience is the table so concentrate your efforts here. When hanging a pendant, ensure it’s low enough to create an intimate pool of light, but without glaring into the eyes of each diner. In our cottage dining room, as seen here, we combined a faux antler chandelier

Keep the emphasis on task (to ensure safe food prep) and ambient. Mood lighting might also play a part if you have an open-concept kitchen and want it to look inviting when not in use. Avoid fabric-covered shades as these absorb grease and smells and keep lamps off counters to free up work zones. Make more of glass-fronted cabinets by installing internal down lights to showcase smart china.

Bedroom Here, you’ll potentially require ambient lighting for dressing and making the bed, side lamps for reading and maybe a floor standing lamp next to a chair. Previously, to free up bedside companion space, we’ve hung ceiling pendants long and low on either side of the bed.

● Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference. Add a $20 dimmer switch to create flexible mood at the twist of a button. ● Don’t expect a centre pendant to provide sufficient illumination — the best-lit rooms are those which feature overhead and side lighting. ● Hallways look wonderful when dressed with long slim console tables occupied, at either end, by attractive lamps that complement overall decor. Position a mirror between to bounce light even farther. ● Under-cabinet task lighting looks great when serving as moo lighting when overhead options are switched off at night. ● In rooms with low ceilings, keep pendant fixtures out and pot lights in. Opt for dangle-free pots or ceiling tracks that don’t interfere with eye lines.

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This basic form of lighting replaces, or bolsters, natural sunlight and allows you to see clearly from room to room. We advise adding dimmer switches to vary the required level of illumination. Ambient lighting is typically achieved with ceilingmounted shades, wall-mounted fixtures or chandeliers.

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Six top renovation trends If you’re thinking about a renovation this year, there are six trends you need to know about. Keep them in mind as you plan and you’ll get a better renovation in the end.

Easier to be informed This fact is both obvious and overlooked. A growing number of homeowners are logging onto the Internet and learning enough to challenge the use of old building methods and materials, though not nearly often enough. And while the natural tendency of most contractors is to resist your efforts to steer them towards new materials and methods, ultimately you’re the boss. More than a few contractors could use a little prodding in the direction of innovation, and the best are always open to suggestions for new ways of doing things.

Foam insulation on the rise Despite biased reports on foam insulation, foam products of all kinds are becoming more common in new construction and renovations. STEVE That’s because foam works MAXWELL so well and because energy performance matters so much more than it used to. And the higher energy prices rise, the more energy performance wins out. As more people realize that R-values don’t tell the whole story when it comes to real-world insulation performance, the value of foam insulation of all kinds is being more widely recognized. And rising building code requirements are only going to make the trend towards foam insulation accelerate.


Stud frame walls in decline Governments across the continent are demanding higher energy standards in new construction, and this means that the good old R20 stud wall won’t cut it anymore in a growing number of provinces. You can still build with studs and make the current R22 or R24 minimum required in some places, but not forever. Smart builders are getting used to working with SIPs, ICFs and other innovative wall systems that have what it takes to go beyond code expectations. Sooner or later, everyone will build this way. Finishing basements, in particular, is the last place anyone should use stud frame walls.

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Above: Spray foam is one of a handful of insulation technologies that are set to become more common. As energy prices rise, higher building code requirements are forcing change. Right: This LED bulb is the best alternative to Thomas Edison’s original invention so far. Reasonable price, wide availability, a 10-year warranty and great light are the reasons why. Bottom photo by SCHLUTER SYSTEMS

Below: New to Canada, DITRAHEAT is an electric in-floor heating system that allows wires to be installed onsite before ceramic tiles go down.

In-floor heating is hot Everyone likes warm feet, especially after the winter we’ve just had in Canada. That’s why enquiries about in-floor heating are more common. The hitch is, installing a complete hydronic infloor heating system is the most complicated thing that can go into a home right now. The mechanics of the job make traditional wiring and plumbing look positively simple. That’s why it pays to learn how the best in-floor heating systems are installed, then suggest these to your contractor. One new type of electric in-floor heating called DITRA-HEAT is especially promising.

Energy-efficient lighting finally here


LIGHTING: Be adventurous ● Conversely, to tame a high ceiling, hang a dramatic centrepiece light fitting to draw attention away from vertical proportions. ● Scented candles — we love ’em! — provide visual and olfactory pleasure. But remember — never leave unattended and ensure flames don’t come into contact with fabrics. ● Be adventurous and search out less obvious sources — consignment stores, eBay and classified ads are all great for bargain illumination. With prices significantly less than typical high street sources, you’ll feel thoroughly switched on by inventory. If you’re in any doubt as to safety, have new pieces checked by the pros. Et voilà — lighting, in our careful charge, really is that simple. So turn down those overheads, turn up the side lights and we’ll see you — thoroughly illuminated — next week! Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts on television and print. Find their international product range in stores like HomeSense, Winners and Marshalls.,,

Bulbs like these are still expensive, but they’re good enough to become mainstream on their own merits, without the kind of ill-advised and shortlived government support programs that made CFL bulbs temporarily popular.

Women making more reno decisions Though this is nothing new, it is gathering steam. Leading home marketers preach a woman-friendly approach to selling renovations, and women can and should expect any decent contractor to treat them

with respect. Social media involvement, an emphasis on durability, ease of cleaning and improved lifestyles go a long way to making sales with women, and that’s why you’ll find these things address by the best contractors. They understand that unless they’re building a man cave, delivering a woman-friendly renovation experience is key. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY and homesteading advice since 1988. Follow Steve’s blog at www.



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Great styles, options for bathrooms Dear Debbie: We live in a bungalow options that are available to make a condominium community, and plan on shower experience that is safe, comstaying for our retirement. fortable and looking great. Our master suite bathroom has a The shower base will set the footlarge whirlpool bathtub print of your design. There that we never use. We are are plenty of choices and shower people. sizes to fit large and small We are planning to renospaces. vate and want to replace the Be sure to look for bases bathtub with a shower. that have a safe, non-slip Are there different styles surface. that you would recommend Shower doors also that are trendy now? Thank come in a variety of panel you. — Miranda shapes: they can be roundDear Miranda: Your ed, square, divided into home’s design should be sections, all made to fit the based on those elements shower base. that match and enhance To get an idea of how your lifestyle. to design a shower that If you have the opportusuits you from the ground nity to renovate your bathup, visit DEBBIE room, then make it truly and click on the Build your TRAVIS yours. Shower button on the home Don’t take baths? page. Forget the tub. Move through the step by Then take the time to step selections that include research all the styles and bases, door configuration,


hardware and hinge finishes and glass type. Once completed, it gives you a quote for your design. As far as trends go, there is tremendous emphasis on safety and comfort in the bath experience. Fleurco offers two shower bases with seat and storage, a design detail that is both practical and versatile. A step-in shower with safety bars and built-in seat creates a safe and accessible shower experience for everyone. The Urbana base shown here with Titan doors has the storage facing outside the shower. Complete your new shower design with shower heads and sprays that can be controlled for different purposes, from power massage to rain shower soothing. You will enjoy a refreshing spa experience every day. Dear Debbie: We’ve just moved into an old house that we love, but it’s in rather rough shape. The bathroom will need a complete redo, but for now how can we make it fun and kid-friendly? — Janice and James Dear J and J: Begin by cleaning and bleaching all the surfaces. You might be surprised at how

bright the sink and tiles look after a good scrub. Storage is all important in a family bathroom, Everyone should have a cubbyhole. Assess the storage. If there’s a cabinet under the sink, remove the doors and build in shelves for the kids’ bath stuff. Fit a narrow storage cabinet up the wall beside the bath/shower if there’s room. Then paint in high gloss white, accenting a few of the shelves with bright colours — red and blue and green are favourites. Mats and towels will freshen up the floor and walls. Arrange hooks so kids can hang up towels easily. (They still won’t but this helps.) If there is any spare wall space, see if you can carve out niches between wall studs for stacking soaps, brushes and toys. Keep any medicines and cleaning supplies locked away up high, preferably in another room. Debbie Travis’s House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to You can follow Debbie on Twitter at www.twitter. com/debbie_travis, and visit Debbie’s new website,


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She takes 17,280 breaths daily. Make sure every one is healthy. We put more inside a Landmark home because of what you put inside; your family, your life, and your future. Superior features like low VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, an active heat recovery ventilator system and triple-paned, low-E, argon-filled windows. Advanced construction techniques create a superb fit so air moisture – and mold – stay outside where they belong. And the style? Why, breathtaking of course. You’ll find this kind of superior quality in Landmark duplexes and homes in three communities throughout Red Deer. Starting from $320,000. Discover all the other things that go into Alberta’s best built homes at

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1980 — Terry Fox dips his artificial leg into the Atlantic to start his cross-country Marathon of Hope, backed by the Canadian Cancer Society, to raise money for cancer research. He will end his run on Sept. 1 in Thunder Bay, Ont., when cancer is discovered in his lungs. He will cover 5,373 km at

a pace of nearly 40 km daily and will raise $1.7 million. 1967 — The House of Commons recommends making Calixa Lavallée’s song O Canada the national anthem with God Save the Queen to be the Royal anthem in Canada. O Canada was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. 1898 — John Moodie imports a Winton automobile. It is the first gasoline-powered automobile brought to Canada.





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COMMINS George Robert (Bob) Mark Bob passed away at his home on April 8th with his loving and supportive family at his bedside. He leaves to mourn his loving wife and partner of 49 years, Sharon and his legacy will live on in the lives of his children; daughter Tanya (Darrel); son Chad (Madelyn), and his greatest source of pride, grandchildren Brooklyn,Tyson, Kolton and Mataya. He is also survived by his mother, Hildur Boyer, and siblings Heather, Jeff and Jim as well as numerous extended family members. Though he has left us he will be forever remembered for his strength, courage, perseverance, positivity and the ability to live life to the fullest regardless of circumstance. On behalf of Bob, the family would like to thank Dr Neil Graham and staff of the Red Deer Cancer Centre, Dr. Konynenbelt and numerous doctors and nurses of ER, Sylvan Lake home care nurses and incredible friends and supporters of Bob and his family as they traveled through his life’s journey. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Alliance Church on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151 HOUSE John William “Terry” Feb. 12, 1946 - April 4, 2014 Terry House, 68 of Airdrie and Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Terry was an independent and complex thinker who enjoyed spending time figuring out how things worked. He was observant and inquisitive with a humbling appreciation for nature and life. Born in Edmonton the only son of the late Jack and Vivian House, Terry is survived by daughter, Shannon (Darren); grandson, Nicholas; son, Jayson; former spouse, Sandra; sister, Bernice (Allan); nephews, Stuart and Keith and their families; and sister, Dawn-Marie “Midge”. Genuine, creative and private, he was a fun Papa, loving dad, dependable friend and supportive brother. His noble and generous spirit touched more lives than he was aware. He is deeply loved and profoundly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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Obituaries MALLETT Florence Ella May (nee Johnson) February 12, 1936 - Gilbert Plains, Manitoba April 11, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta Florence Ella May Mallett (nee Johnson) of Calgary, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Florence is survived by her sons, David Mallett, and his daughter Alahna ; Mark (Andrea) Mallett; brother Garry (Faith) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband Lloyd; daughter Darlene Mallett; son Paul Mallett; daughter-in-law Yvonna; brothers, Don and Wayne; and parents Andrew and Julia. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Florence Mallett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

SHARPE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) James Sharpe on April 8, 2014 at the age of 62. Bob was born to James and Enid Sharpe in Innisfail on May 21, 1951 and was raised on a small farm west of Innisfail with his four sisters; Elva, Joanne, Heather and Susan. Eventually his travels landed him in BC where he met Florence, the love of his life. They were married in 1973 and Bob became a wonderful father to three boys; Curtis (Candice), Ashley (Nicole) and Courtney (Laurina) and a loving grandpa to his 9 grandchildren, Travin, Keein, Hannah, Dallas, Ethan, Austin, Brody, Peyton and Kenzie. Bob lived his life with a passion. He was actively involved in his sons’ sports teams as they were growing up, often loading up the red suburban with kids and equipment and heading out to soccer fields or arenas. For many years, he was an active member of the Innisfail Curling Club and more recently, he developed an adoration for radio controlled airplanes and was very involved with the Central Alberta Radio Fun Flyers. On any given day from spring to fall, he could be found at the flying field testing out a new toy. Bob loved the outdoors and would take every opportunity he could to go camping, quadding, hunting or fishing. Anyone who has ever been on any of these excursions with Bob, knows that he was ALWAYS more than prepared, even when the three hour tour took a little bit longer. It is because Bob’s zest for life that he met so many wonderful people who became treasured friends. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Innisfail United Church on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., INNISFAIL entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 403-227-0006.







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OLSEN Mildred Arloene 1917 - 2014 Mrs. Mildred Arloene Olsen of Red Deer, Alberta, went home to be with her Lord at the Extendicare Michener Hill in Red Deer on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Mildred was born on June 17, 1917 at Macksburg, Iowa, United States and immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her parents. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and a treasured friend who will be dearly missed. Mildred leaves to mourn her passing, three daughters, Marjorie Anderson of Red Deer, Margaret (Jim) Wiebe of Dundas, Ontario, Joyce (Jim) Weeks of Red Deer, daughter-in-law, Karen Olsen of Ponoka, Alberta, ten grandchildren, Barry (Caryn) Anderson, Philip (Lori) Anderson, Sandra (Alvin) Nyberg, Wanda (Jay) Parker, Rhonda Bennett-Weeks, Cindy Weeks, Charles (Kristi) Wiebe, Todd (Lora) Wiebe and Rachel and Harmoni Olsen, as well as twenty loving great grandchildren and one cherished great, great granddaughter. She will also be lovingly remembered by her two sisters, Ruth (Helmet) Honecker and Ruby (Lloyd) Garford, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Mildred was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon, a son, Gareth, a great grandson, Richard, son-in-law, Wayne, her mother and father and four brothers, Merle, George, Glen and Lloyd. A Celebration of Mildred’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Mildred’s honor may be made directly to a Charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gary W. Anderson, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

PECK Frank Peck passed away on April 9, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Frank was born on May 11, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario to David & Isabella Peck. He spent many years travelling throughout Canada as both his parents were Major’s in the Salvation Army. Frank met his future wife Blanche in Crystal Beach, Ontario where they married in 1968 and began their family. In 1978 Frank moved Blanche, Christine and Dana to Fort McMurray, AB. In 1992, Frank and Blanche were on the move again when he accepted a position with the Town of Sylvan Lake; he later went on to work with Red Deer County until he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in 2010. Throughout Frank’s 4 year journey he always stayed positive and continued his volunteer work on many local boards. Frank leaves to mourn his daughter Christine (Dick) Nelson and their children, Nicole, Ryan, Megan and Matthew and great grandson, Austin; his son Dana (Bev) Peck and their children Devon & Jensen. Frank was predeceased by his wife Blanche and his parents. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at the Alliance Community Church, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with inurnment in the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Frank’s name to the William Watson Society. Condolences may be forwarded to www. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

GARDINER Tyne, Nicole and big sister Stella are proud to announce the arrival of Allie Tyne Gardiner on March 17, 2014 at 8:41 am. She weighed 8 lbs, 5 oz and 21.5” long. Allie is welcomed by many loving family and friends.

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TO OUR VOLUNTEERS ALL 3,000 OF YOU! What an incredible responsibility you have undertaken! And we couldn’t be more proud. The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation relies on volunteers every single day! Our volunteers are the driving force behind our success, and they are the driving force behind providing better services, better equipment, and better healthcare to Central Albertans. We have ticket sellers and Christmas tree decorators. There are patient comfort providers and Board Directors. Volunteers who solicit donations, and those who entertain at our fund-raising events. Our volunteers are as varied as our community work. But one thing is true of all of you: you are the most dedicated people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you to each and every one of our unique volunteers….all 3,000 of you!

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In Memoriam ERNIE JOHNSON Dec. 30, 1918 - April 13, 2010

SHEWCHUK Reginald John Reg Shewchuk of Penhold, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Funeral service is pending. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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LOCAL home builder req’s F/T bookkeeper as well as general office duties. Previous construction knowledge is an asset. Must be able to work alone efficiently, good phone and customer skills, good with computer and knowledge of accounting program. Position avail. immed. Please fax resume to 403-347-6316 or email: telus .net OFFICE assistant req’d for Clive area trucking company. Knowledge of trucking industry and general knowledge of maintenance an asset but willing to train. Exc. wages/benefits. Fax resume to 403-784-2330 or call toll free 1-800-613-7041 email:

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F/T position with local Industrial Emergency Preparedness Company. This position requires the knowledge to work with Windows; General office equipment, MS Word; Excel; Internet browser. Typing skills must be 41-60 words per minute. Specific Skills are typing and proofread correspondence, reading text; & other documents; Receive & forward telephone or electronic enquiries; Maintain & prepare reports from manual or electronic files, mailing lists & databases; Sort, process other documents; Process incoming &outgoing mail manually or electronically; Perform basic bookkeeping tasks; Order supplies & maintain inventory. This position requires the successful candidate to be well organized, with good problem solving skills & possess the ability to multi-task. You will need to be able to work individually or within a team environment with strong interpersonal skills. You are comfortable with the challenge of meeting tight deadlines and have an excellent attention to detail. As a successful candidate, you have at least 3 to 4 years experience in a similar type position with preference given to those with oil and gas industry / safety / emergency response preparedness. Your verbal and written communication skills must be well developed. Please proved resume by deadline of April 26.: Reply to Box 1086, c/o RED DEER ADVOCATE, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9



DENTAL ADMIN. SUPERSTAR! Our dental practice is seeking an outstanding individual to provide extraordinary service for our patients. Dental or medical experience a plus. Learn more about this opportunity by calling 403-307-8560 where you will hear a recorded message providing details about the position and instructions on how to apply.


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


CROSS CITY JANITORIAL CO SEEKING A F/T COM/ WINDOW CLEANING SUP for RD and area. Req: fluent in written and oral english, 2- 3 years exp in a supervisory roll, clean driving record, criminal record check, job physically demanding. Benefits after 3 mos. $19/hr Fax resume 403-342-1897 Mail to #4, 4608-62 St. Red Deer, AB. T4N 6T3 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS


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Competitive Rates and Full Benefits Wages range from $40.00 to $55.00 per hour depending on position and experience Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. Alstar has been serving the oil & gas construction industry since 1969. If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please apply on our Career Section on our website “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions”


If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please apply on our Career Section on our website “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions”

Wage will range from $65,000 - $80,000 per annum depending on experience, with Full Benefits. This will be a Monday to Friday Shift Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please apply on our Career Section on our website “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions” Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! Hiring full time Operation Coordinator/Field Supervisor for local oilfield testing company Must be local (Red Deer area) Must have testing experience Competitive salary Health benefits offered Send resume to ken@darkstarproduction. com

Well Testing Personnel Experienced Supervisors & Operators Must have valid applicable tickets RED Deer based acid Email: lstouffer@ hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. LOCAL SERVICE CO. Top industry wages and in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. benefits package. Please VACUUM TRUCK fax resume and drivers abOPERATOR stract to 403-346-3766 Must have Class 3 licence Classifieds w/air & all oilfield tickets. Your place to SELL Fax resume w/drivers Your place to BUY abstract to 403-886-4475



Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a heavy duty mechanic or journeyman instrument mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute to workplace location. This Alstar Oilfield is looking for position offers a challenging highly motivated individuals work environment, attractive to join our Team in Hinton. benefits with competitive pay and significant room Alstar has been serving the oil & gas construction for promotion. Please submit resumes industry since 1969.

The job includes: • Coordinating & Dispatching (Labour & Equipment) FABRICATION • Monitor Work Schedule COORDINATOR • Competitive Rates & Full Benefits Alstar is looking for a • 8 / 6 Shift self-starter who is motivated and organized to fill this Alstar Oilfield is looking for NEW position. highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. The successful applicant Alstar has been serving will have the following: the oil & gas construction • General Knowledge of industry since 1969. Welding & Construction • Able to Interpret ISO If you have a Desire to be Metric drawings, P&IDs Part of a Growing Company & Engineered Structural Please apply on our Career Drawings Section on our website • Strong Computer Skills • Able to Adapt to Changing Environments “Committed to enriching the • Quality Assurance lives of our workforce, while Experience an Asset Providing quality energy construction solutions” In this NEW role you will: • Coordinate & Schedule Work Flow/Shop Loading • Coordinate Fabrication Activity • Manage Inventory • Ensure Timelines are DRIVERS / being kept

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CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons 15 vacancies at each location for FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS Attn: Human Resources for 3 locations $10.88/hr. + email:kwolokoff@ benefits. F/T & P/T tions. Permanent shift Fax 403-252-9719 work, weekends, days, Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 nights, evenings. Start Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 date as soon as possible. No experience or education req’d. Job description avail. at Apply in person to 6620 SERVICE RIG Orr Drive. Red Deer, Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd 6017 Parkwood Road, is seeking exp’d Blackfalds, or 4924-46 St. FLOORHANDS & Lacombe. Fax: DERRICK HANDS 403-782-9685 or Locally based, home every Call 403-848-2356 night! Qualified applicants RAMADA INN & SUITES must have all necessary valid tickets for the position req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS Exp. pref’d, but not necessary. being applied for. F/T wk days & weekends. Bearspaw offers a Approx. 35 hrs/wk. Bonus very competitive salary program. Rate: $13.50/hr. and benefits package Applicants may apply in along with a steady person at 6853 - 66 St. work schedule. Red Deer T4P 3T5 or fax Please submit resumes: 403-342-4433 or email: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Sales & Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Distributors Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 GRATIAE is seeking Looking for a new pet? 5 Retails Sales Check out Classifieds to representatives selling skin find the purrfect pet. & body care products in Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer, $12.10/Hr plus bonus & commission, F/T & P/T. No Exp. Req’d. Professionals Email resumes: gratiaereddeersr@






A leader in the architectural openings industry for over 50 years is seeking an Experienced Full Time


to join our Sales Team. Must have minimum 3 years’ experience in estimating. Prior work in sales and the construction industry an asset. We offer $19 -20/hr. In-house training and career advancement opportunities. Applicants please send resume to:


Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911 F/T apprentice req’d for sheet metal shop. Competitive rate and benefits. Self motivated and drivers license req’d. Call 403-227-6554 or fax resume to 403-227-6478


Commercial/Residential Brush/Roll Application. Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. Contact Drew at CCL 403-596-1829 FINISH CARPENTER or helper req’d for new residential work. 350-5012


Kitchen Designer / Sales Person. Progressive local cabinet and renovation company is looking for an experienced designer.




is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER, Level 2 status. Must have 3 yrs. exp. Commercial exp. an asset. F/T position. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated professional, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must enjoy working in a very busy team oriented environment. Salary to commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to: Carol Peterson Box 6039 Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 Fax: 403- 227-3910 Email: cpeterson@

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Knowledge with cabinet computer design software needed. Must be very organized & detail oriented. Have the ability to work SOAP Stories is seeking 5 independently and as part of a whole team. retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Preferences will be given to a sales and service F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. oriented individual. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Good benefits program. Red Deer. email resume to Enseco is currently looking Competitive remuneration for a program, commensurate Senior EH&S advisor with experience. STORESMART in the support of Tier 1 SELF STORAGE Safety and Environmental Please email resume to: is now hiring for the Performance. following positions! Position will be located in Manager LOOKING for Framers/ either our Red Deer or (Full Time) carpenters 403-357-9816 Clairmont offices. Please Assistant Manager go to for (Full or Part time) full description. Resumes must be Customer Trades submitted by April 25th to Service Rep (Part Time) or fax to the attention of For job descriptions and Kim Jespersen how to apply, go to 403-806-0084. No phone calls please CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Teachers/

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EVRAZ Red Deer is accepting applications for

JOURNEYMAN RED SEAL MILLWRIGHTS & ELECTRICIANS to work at our pipe making facility in Red Deer, Alberta. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age, safety conscious, able to work overtime and shift work, and able to perform some heavy lifting. All selected applicants will be required to attend and pass a medical/physical assessment, as well as drug and alcohol screening arranged by EVRAZ Red Deer. Wages range from $32.68 to $35.40/hr. In addition; employees are eligible for shift premiums, performance, attendance and safety bonuses. Evraz offers an excellent benefit and pension package. Applications may be completed in person at the Security office; 27251 Township Road 391, Red Deer, AB, or resumes can be emailed to 388825D12-27


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees. We are currently hiring for the position of:

Wolf Creek Public Schools



The ideal candidate will have the following: • Journeyman Instrumentation Mechanic • CSTS (Version 0.9) • Dedication to safety; reflected in practice and experience • Supervisory experience with excellent communication & organizational skills • Strong focus on customer satisfaction • Team player Starting Rate: $42.63/hour STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. Please note: This job posting closes on April 21st, 2014 STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Leanne Colby Fax # 403-342-6505 Email: “People Pride & Service”

invites applications for the following position: École James S. McCormick School


Do you love to:

“Make Lives Better”?



Qualifications y Experience in Central Alberta y Love Creating happiness y Must be a people person y Strong computer skills essential If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to:  careers@  

(Full-Time, Red Deer Area)

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 or contact Jeanine at 403-887-2147 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Canyon Technical Services is a leader in the oilfield service industry, providing customized fracturing and pressure pumping solutions to oil and gas producers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. At Canyon, our employees are ‘Champions’, dedicated to fulfilling our Vision of “improving the industry one job at a time” - our ‘Champions’ have made Canyon one of the most sought-after providers in our industry. If you are looking for a career within a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then Canyon is looking for you!

Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions: f

Class 1 Drivers/Operators – Fracturing, Coiled Tubing,

f f f

Supervisors-Fracturing, Coiled Tubing, Nitrogen, Cement & Acid Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician Shop Foreman

Nitrogen, Cement and Acid

Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Safety-focused f Team orientated f Clean drivers abstract f Oil and Gas experience an asset f 15/6 schedule

Why Canyon? f Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities f RRSP matching program f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package f New Equipment

To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

How to apply: online: fax: 888 249 3895

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees. We are hiring for SHUTDOWNS in the Red Deer and Cold Lake area:


The ideal candidates will have the following: • Journeymen Electricians and/or Instrumentation Mechanics with oilfield and/or industrial experience • Fall Protection, CSTS (Version 0.9) • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Committed dedication to safety; reflected in practice and experience • A team player STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted.

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Leanne Colby Fax # 403-342-6505 Email: “People Pride & Service”



RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 12, 2014 D7

FUSION PRODUCTION SYSTEMS INC. is a growing & well-established Pressure Vessel Manufacturing & Fabrication facility in Red Deer, AB. Our fabrication facility is currently seeking skilled


CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume to or call 403-341-9300




REQUIRES P/T PARTS PRO Work with flexible schedule. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403-309-0354 or email: SIGN SHOP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: - Graphic Arts Technician Minimum 3 yrs. exp. with Corel Draw and installations. Clean Class 5 License. Apply by fax only to: 403-341-4014 WELDER NEEDED for shop position in Lacombe. Only clean, reliable need apply. Call 403-318-9445 8-4:30 Mon. - Fri.

Misc. Help


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


Sentinel Self Storage is looking for a couple to live & operate our storage facilities in the following cities:



• Outstanding Salesmanship • Excellent Communication Skills, both verbal and written • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; and adept office admin experience • Strong attention to detail • Balancing Daily receipts and close • Managing, training & scheduling Assistants • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license • Candidates must consent to a Credit & Criminal Record Check • Janitorial & maintenance – keeping the physical site clean – inside and out • Basic snow removal & lawn care • Oversee contractors Base and Commissions -80k (Edmonton/Calgary)140k (Fort McMurray) per year, benefits, free storage, corporate apparel, contests and prizes No single applicants will be considered Please email BOTH resumes to Karen:

– and indicate in the subject line which city/cities you are interested in.


Central Alberta Greenhouses Ltd Greenhouse Laborers required for our greenhouse operation located near Blackfalds, Alberta. Responsibilities include transplanting, watering, handling and caring for plant material and preparation of orders. This position is labor intensive and entails working in a cold/hot environment. Laborers are required to work a minimum 40 hours per week and must be available to work different shifts, 6 days a week. Positions are available starting April and last till mid June. No previous work experience or qualifications are required. Starting wage is $10.03/hr. Please email resume to or fax resume to 403-885-4147 (Attn. Human Resources). Resumes may also be mailed to Box 100, Blackfalds, Alberta, T0M 0J0.

ATTENTION Students SUMMER WORK flexible schedule, $17 baseappointment, customer sales/service, no exp. necessary, conditions apply. Will train. Call 403-755-6711 www.


Ing Close / Ireland Cres. LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive

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


VANIER AREA Valentine Cres. / Vandorp St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300

EquipmentHeavy LABOUR

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

CLEARVIEW RIDGE Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres., Churchill Cl. area $195/mo. DEERPARK AREA Duncan Cres. $71/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA Spruce Drive $52/mo. TIMBERSTONE AREA


RENTAL STORE requires an employee for counter sales. Must have equipment and small engine knowledge. Retail and parts inventory experience are assets. Must be physically fit. Full time position with OT in busy season. sales@ or fax 403-347-7066

Resident Apartment Manager - Red Deer

Timothy Drive., Turner Cres., Towers Cl., & Tobin Gt. $97/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK


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

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

Employment Training




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RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) D&C B.O.P. RD&C (LEL) #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem) (across from Rona North)





Homestead Firewood

stuff 1500-1990



Garden Supplies

TREES: Windbreak, privacy screen, white spruce trees 5’-7’ delivered & planted $60 ea. on 25 or more. 20+ yrs experience (780)778-0223.


Household Appliances

Black and Decker Bread Machine. Make your own bread, buns, pizza dough, fancy breads, etc. Recipe book included. $15. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am2pm, OR phone 403-3462426.

Household Furnishings


DELIVERY PERSON Permanent P/T required 3-4 hrs. per day 4 days/wk Apply in person Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive, (directly behind Nutters)




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

Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 SUMMER Receptionist Openings LOGS Local Red Deer Office Semi loads of pine, spruce, looking for appointment tamarack, poplar. setters during our busy Price depends on location. season. Ideal for students Lil Mule Logging or someone searching for 403-318-4346 Part-Time. Pay starts at $11.00/hr. Must be avail. Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner Sundays. Call 403-755-8163 BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / to APPLY NOW. Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307



Antique & Estate Auction April 27 @ 11 am For info view 403-342-2514


4 KITCHEN CHAIRS, fabric seats, brown metal frame. $50. OFFICE CHAIR, black, swivel. $20. 403-346-2070

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, $100. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 LOVESEAT, off white with print, $200. o.b.o. 403-343-6218 Student Desk. One wide, flat drawer and three side drawers. 2ft 8in by 1fr 3.5in. $15. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am-2pm, OR phone 403-346-2426.


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PLAYSTATION 1 w/8 games, $60; Game Boy color w/4 games $60; Nintendo DS Lite w/3 games $60 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


20 BOXES of misc. items, electrical, plumbing, auto, nails and yard, must take all $50 or $3/box, lumber, assorted 2 x 4’s, plywood shelving, etc., must take all $25; 3 saw horses 36”l x 27”h $8/ea; power rake blades for lawn mower 2@15”, 1@16” all $10; galvanized garbage can w/lid, $12, new 20 oz. cotton wet mop $6; portable hose reel cart $40; scoop shovel alum, $8; Coleman cooler $15 403-314-2026 ALL ITEMS NEW IN BOX : 3 burner chrome gas BBQ, $120. Electric grass trimmer, $12. Brad nailer/stapler, $35. 148 home tool set, $20. 109 pc drill set, $25. 50’ non-kink garden hose, $15. 403-887-4981


Misc. Help

Westpark Cres. & 57 Ave. Wiltshire Blvd. & Welton Cres.

* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver

Gasoline Alley in Red Deer

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 4 days per week

Full Time & Part Time

DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 P/T SEASONAL ride on lawmmower person. Approx. 4 days per week, also approx. 2 1/2 hr. hand mowing per week. Ideal for semi retired person. Fax resume to: 403-342-7611

* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life


Cooks - Servers Convenience Store Attendants

MOUNTVIEW SUBDIVISION 33 Street 34 Street 36 Street 38 Street 42 Ave. 43A Ave.

Competitive Wages Flexible Scheduling Assistance with Transportation Available

33A Street 35 St. Cres. 37 St. 41 Ave. 43 Ave. 44A Ave.

Apply in person or email your resume to:

Construction Ltd. NOW HIRING

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

One of the largest rental companies in Red Deer requires part-time


afternoons & evenings one day per week


* Adults * Youths * Seniors *

The papers arrive ready to deliver.

Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life


afternoons & evenings one day per week

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316


To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

Previous experience would be an asset. Good computer skills. Must have highly developed written and oral communication skills. Valid driver’s license. Legal documentation knowledge. Please send your resume in confidence to before May 20th.


The papers arrive ready to deliver.


* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 4 days per week

************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

36 Street 38 St. Close 57A Ave. Warwick Dr. Wiltshire Pl. Wiltshire Dr.


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300



INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Antique Dealers and Stores



Massage Therapy


DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301


RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

International ladies



EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. Free quotes. 403-506-4822


Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161


classic car. Call Kyle 403-896-7258


380301D4-15 or email:



VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. VELOX EAVESTROUGH Pampering at its Cleaning & Repairs. 4 POST car lifts and ClasBEST! sic Car Finders. We have Reasonable rates. 340-9368 403-986-6686 the highest quality car Come in and see hoists for your house or man cave avail. Also have why we are the talk car shipping from USA to Escorts of the town. Red Deer along with brokering, over 300 contacts TAHNEE 392-0891 *BUSTY* worldwide for finding your INDEPENDENT w/own car Open long weekend

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts: - CONCRETE FINISHERS - STEEL REINFORCE LABOURERS - GENERAL LABOURERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.





Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources

60 ROZIER Close Ryder’s Ridge Fri. Apr. 11, 4-8, Sat. Apr. 12, 9-5, Sun. Apr. 13, 9-2. Fishing gear, winch, compressor, tools, scroll saw, misc., bdrm. suite.


WESTPARK SUBDIVISION 35 Street 37 Street 41 St. Cres 58 Ave. Welton Cres. Westpark Cres.


Sylvan Lake

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

MORRISROE AREA Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres

Household Furnishings

CORNER computer desk. $75. 403-343-6218







Misc. Help


We are a flat bed company based out of Saskatoon, SK. with an office in Calgary. We are currently looking for company drivers as well as owner operators. You must have a min. of 2 yrs. exp. with flat beds. Canada/U.S. Call 1-800-667-7080 or 306-374-1739 Ask for Robert


Misc. Help


DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 Would you like to take the required (5 tons), local & GED in your community? long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. • Red Deer 6630 71 St. Bay 7 • Rocky Mtn. House Red Deer. 403-347-8841 • Rimbey B Pressure Welders • Hanna to join our team. • Drumheller EXP’D CLASS 1 FLAT DECK drivers. Home most • Innisfail Position Summary: weekends. We offer steady • Paintearth The purpose of the • Drayton Valley year round work with no B Pressure Welder lay offs, a company beneincludes but is not limited to, Gov’t of Alberta Funding fits package, competitive utilizing B pressure skills may be available. pay and achievable drivers set to layout, fit, & weld, incentive bonuses. Fax ASME pressure vessels. 403-340-1930 resume with a recent CDA to 403-784-2330 email: Responsibilities: Fitting & welding of ASME pressure vessels. F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Working in shop Minimum Class 5 with air ADULT CARRIERS environment. and clean abstract. Exp. Reading & understanding NEEDED pressure vessel drawings. preferred. In person to Key For morning delivery Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Shift Monday to Thursday of the Red Deer. 10 hour days, ADVOCATE Fridays 9 hour days, Saturdays available RED Deer based acid Delivery by 6:30 a.m. for overtime. 6 days/week in: hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. Qualifications: Top industry wages and Qualified “B” Pressure welder. benefits package. Please Previous experience in SMAW fax resume and drivers ab“GMAW” and Metal core. stract to 403-346-3766 GLENDALE Proven ability to multi task in a fast paced environment. SEMI RETIRED? Possess excellent SPRING BREAK UP? communication, Call Joanne Seasonal drivers req’d. organizational & people skills. 403-314-4308 for local fertilizer dellivery. for more info Clean Class 3 license Compensation: req’d., AG exp. an asset. We offer competitive Call 403-588-0956. compensation in the industry & accept both resumes for EMAIL: potential employees & contractors by hand. Please send your resume by email to: or fax to 403-347-7867


Misc. Help



Misc. Help



Truckers/ Drivers


Handyman Services


DISCOUNT MOBILE DETAIL Eco friendly, all types of vehicles. We come to you. No overhead = cheaper rates. For apt. call 403-755-7823

ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, and roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617

GRAND OPENING Caravan Luxury Auto Detailing. Spring cleaning specials 403-872-3998

TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. BBB member. 403-373-6182

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Seniors’ Services



Home Supports for Seniors. Est 1999. Cooking, cleaning, companionship. At home or facility. Call 403-346-7777 for information.

Window Cleaning


WINDOW CLEANING. Outside / Inside / Both. 403-506-4822

Yard Care


SECOND 2 NONE Aerate, de-patch lawns. COMMERCIAL Parking lot Free est. 403-302-7778 Vacuum Street Sweeping & parking lot assessments. SPRING LAWN CLEANUP 403-341-6900 Call 403-304-0678

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Misc. for Sale




HUSKY WOLF PUPS!! 1st shots, Call Kerri 403-506-3395

CLEAROUT VARIOUS PARTYLITE PRODUCTS including candles. 60% off. Large selection. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 DISHES, 2 sets of 8 place setting, different patterns $35. each. 403-343-6218 DUTCH hoe, pitch fork, electric edge trimmer (weed whacker). $5 each. Phone 403-346-2426. ELECTRIC Lawn Mower (plug in). Old but works well. $15. OBO. Phone 403-346-2426 ELECTRIC START 22” snowblower. 3 HP Good cond. $200, 403-887-4981



May 3 - May 4 UFA Agri Centre West Info: 403-347-3767

Travel Packages


TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.

GAS ENGINE POWERED PRESSURE WASHER. $199 Àrm. 403-755-2760 Knitting Machine. Will knit baby weight, 4 ply and thicker yarn. Includes instructions, patterns, work table, and chair. $40 for all OBO. Ph 403-346-2426. LARGE BBQ with propane tank and cover. Has 2 end tables attached. Well cared for and in excellent used condition. Moving, must sell. $25 OBO. Phone 403-346-2426. LARGE, whole room HumidiÀer. $10 OBO. Phone 403-346-2426. LEG MAGIC Exerciser, was $125, asking $25. 403-346-2070 QUEEN comforter blue $25; gold king comforter $40; 403-782-3847 QUEEN white duvet, KING white duvet, $25/ea. 403-346-2070 SONY Reader, brand new $35.; Ladies Biker’s Jacket leather, sm. size, exc. cond. $50; air fan $10. 403-347-0325 Tole painting projects and supplies as pictured. Other projects and paints may be available. Will consider selling individually. Prices will vary from $2-$10 per item. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am-2pm, OR phone 403-346-2426. Two portable BBQs. Use small propane canister for fuel (avail at Can Tire, Walmart, etc). Legs fold over lid to keep it in place when not in use. Almost new. $10 each. Phone 403-346-2426. Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 6 locations in Red Deer ~ Halman Heights ~ Riverfront Estates ~ Westpark ~ Kitson Close ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. ~ Holmes St. S.D. $1000 Rent $1195 to $1445 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, lrg. balconies, no dogs. N/S, no utilities incl. References required.


FLATLAND RANCH has on offer yearling and 2 year old Gelbvieh Bulls. We have been selling reputable bulls for 15 years Chuck 403-854-6270


3 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $1125. incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. May 1 403-304-5337


3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1125. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. now or May 1. 403-304-5337



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

AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445


BSMT. suite w/large living area, bdrm., bathroom & kitchenette. Backs onto treed reserve in the Pines. N/S, no pets. $750. inclds utils. 403-346-7208

Grain, Feed Hay


Mobile Lot

FREE 400 bu. treated white pasta wheat seed 403-782-2296



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Acreages/ Farms


FARM house, 20 min. to R.D. avail. May 1, 403-347-1526

Houses/ Duplexes



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

2003 GRAND PRIX Limited Edition c/w extra winter tires, 242,000 kms, $2500 obo 403-728-3161 304-4239 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 1994 PONTIAC Sunbird, 2 dr. Offers. 403-352-6995

Mobile ofÀce trailer 240 rent by day/month, c/w toilet, satellite dish, TV, Stereo, fridge. Call B & L Enterprise 403-346-6106

Acreage with art studio awaiting your imagination. 3.09 acres of lush trees and 2 homes. $549,900

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

Roommates Wanted


at Buffalo Lake. 3/4 acre with lake views, 4 bdrm, 3 bath. $329,900. 403-741-6190


Realtors & Services


FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE NEEDS call Glenn Moore Associate 403-346-6655

Beautiful views overlooking scenic river valley. Only 6 miles from Red Deer on pavement. Starting at $249,000

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995




Keep the Car,

1/2 duplex, 1260 sq. ft. on quiet close in Anders. New bsmt., 4 pce. ensuite. $359,900. Cordell @ 403-318-5478 MAXWELL REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS


Manufactured Homes

403-754-5104 4971 Phelan St.


If you own a vehicle, contact us today!

Garage Space


HEATED garage, 20x26, in West Park, $350/mo., Michael 403-845-0203

New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550

The following property is offered for sale by tender subject to restrictions in the existing certificate of title: MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 24 TOWNSHIP 36 SECTION 9 QUARTER NORTH WEST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS MERIDIAN 4 RANGE 24 TOWNSHIP 36 SECTION 9 QUARTER NORTH EAST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS The land is located within Red Deer County and contains: 91 cultivated acres more or less; 109 improved pasture and hayland acres; 120 pastureland, native trees and grassland acres more or less 2 water wells Power and natural gas service to the NW-9-36-24-W4 2 surface leases located on the lands: i) Total annual rent: $5,300.00 + There shall be no adjustments on the purchase price for the two surface lease income paid in advance during the year 2013. Lands are also subject to a cash rent lease expiring on December 31, 2014 (details available upon request). Lands subject to a right of first refusal. Conditions Of Sale Bids are to be by way of sealed envelope including a letter indicating the following: i) GST Number of the purchaser. If the purchaser is registered with GST then the dollar amount of the GST does not have to be included in the tender, however, if the tenderer is not a GST registrant then the successful tenderer must pay the dollar amount of the GST on the purchase price. ii) A certified cheque or money order for 10% of the total tender, as a deposit, including GST if not registered. Cheques are to be made out to Herman, Kloot & Company in Trust and dated no later than April 30, 2014. III) Only the successful tenderer’s cheque will be negotiated. All other tenderers’ cheques will be returned. iv) The letter must be an original and contain the signature of the purchaser. If a corporation is the tenderer, the legal authority must sign and seal the letter. Sealed tenders are to be received by no later than 12:00 o’clock noon on April 30, 2014 at the following address: Herman, Kloot & Company Barristers and Solicitors 98 - 3rd Avenue West PO Box 970 Drumheller, Alberta TOJ OYO and marked TENDER Any tender submitted is to be made unconditionally by tenderer. Should the successful tenderer not be able to close the purchase on the possession date, then the 10% deposit is non-refundable and the proceeds will be forfeited to the seller. The successful tenderer is to pay the balance of the funds to the seller’s lawyers office by close of business on June 20, 2014 provided that the right of first refusal is not exercised by the third party. If the right of first refusal is exercised by the third party, then the successful tenderer will receive the return of his deposit within 15 days of the date of the third party exercising its right of first refusal. Possession date is July 2, 2014. The 2014 property taxes, cash lease rent, and all surface lease rental received after December 31, 2013, shall be adjusted as of the possession date. Each party is responsible for their own legal fees. Other Information Successful tenderer, subject to the right of first refusal, is to be notified by telephone. Unsuccessful tenderers’ cheques will be returned by Canada Post no later than May 9, 2014. The highest of any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Any requests for further information are to be addressed to: William A. Herman at Herman, Kloot & Company at 403-823-4000. 388257D12-26

MULTI-USE commercial/ residential, 2 large suites with separate shop & yard. $549,900. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355

Commercial Property


13 ACRES highway commercial Red Deer area 403-886-2358

2003 SPORTSTER 883 Anniversary Edition. Lots of extras. 628 kms. 587-877-6064


1995 CLASS A Flare, 31’, new generator, many extras. $11,000. 403-342-1507, 58 Greenham Dr. to view.

Tires, Parts Acces.


4 - 15” Aluminum rally wheels, $160. 403-505-3113


Auto Wreckers


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Officials: Vatican clears Puerto Rico bishop facing sex abuse accusations SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop in the U.S. territory. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which takes on such accusations, closed the case against Arecibo Bishop Daniel Fernandez, according to the delegation. Fernandez said in a statement that he was satisfied with the decision. He recently announced that he had defrocked six priests accused of sex abuse from his diocese and that the accusations against him were made in revenge. “I have always maintained that the allegations were false, and I trusted that the truth would prevail,” he said. Agnes Poventud, attorney for the man who had accused Fernandez of molesting him when he was a child, rejected the decision. She was quoted by El Nuevo Dia newspaper as saying that Vatican officials never interviewed her client. Poventud did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. The decision comes as Fernandez fights a request from Puerto Rico’s justice department to obtain confidential documents related to an ongoing sex abuse probe at his diocese in the north coastal town of Arecibo. The diocese had filed a lawsuit arguing that it should not have to turn over the information because it had already provided sufficient details and wanted to protect the identity of those who made the allegations. A judge last week struck down the lawsuit and gave the diocese two weeks to hand over the information. In addition, authorities in early March charged one of Arecibo’s defrocked priests, Edwin Antonio Mercado Viera, with committing lewd acts.,Puerto Rico’s justice department also is investigating three other dioceses facing similar accusations.

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U.S. man pleads guilty to illegally lobbying lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe CHICAGO — A 72-year-old man has pleaded guilty to illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe’s president and other members of his regime for a promise of $3.4 million. Prince Asiel Ben Israel entered his guilty plea Friday in federal court in Chicago. Prosecutors say he sought to persuade unnamed lawmakers to overturn sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and others in the southern African nation. The U.S. imposed the sacntions in 2003 for alleged democratic violations. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Ben Israel pleaded guilty to failing to register as an agent of Mugabe. He faces a maximum five-year prison sentence. But under terms of his plea agreement, he can argue for probation at sentencing later this year. A co-defendant, C. Gregory Turner, has maintained he did nothing illegal.

American imprisoned in Cuba for more than 4 years ends hunger strike WASHINGTON — An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island has suspended his hunger strike after more than a week. Alan Gross said he was fasting to protest his treatment by the U.S. and Cuban governments. In a statement released through his lawyer he said he suspended his fast Friday. Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working in the Communist-run country to set up Internet access. At the time, Gross was working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government’s U.S. Agency for International Development, which promotes democracy on the island. Cuba considers USAID’s programs illegal attempts by the U.S. to undermine its government, and Gross was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Protesters block road to fuel port near Libyan capital TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan government has blamed a fuel crisis in the country’s capital on protests that have blocked the roads to the main western oil terminal, leaving gas stations without new supplies. On Friday, protesters used piles of sand to block all roads to the Zawiya port, demanding early parliamentary and presidential elections, and increased security in the country’s restive east. The government condemned the protesters’ actions as “unacceptable” and said that oil tankers were in Zawiya port ready to be unloaded. Zawiya port is the main source of refined gasoline for Tripoli and western Libya. The oil-rich country must export crude oil and import gasoline from abroad.




Medication safety reviews go online HEALTH CANADA TO POST ONLINE SUMMARIES FOR PUBLIC BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Health Canada has begun posting summaries of drug safety reviews on its website with the goal of better informing the public about potential harms associated with certain medications — starting with the controversial acne remedy Diane-35. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the program — part of the “regulatory transparency and openness framework and action plan” — Tuesday in Ottawa. “With this initiative, Canada is now a world leader in the posting of drugsafety reviews and post-market access to this information,” Ambrose said. Health Canada conducts a review of a drug when a safety issue is redflagged to the department, said Dr. Supriya Sharma, a senior medical adviser at Health Canada. “We can get a signal or a sign that something needs to be looked at for a product from anywhere,” Sharma said in an interview from Ottawa. “Sometimes it comes to us from the adverse reactions that are reported to Health Canada. Sometimes it comes from medical and scientific literature. It can come from identification by the company. “But basically somewhere there’s a signal to say you need to do a reassessment of that product.” The online summaries, which will

be a few pages long, will detail the ency, and specifically doctors and padepartment’s assessment of a drug and tients have had no idea how they desubsequent safety warnings it deter- cide whether a drug should be allowed mines are needed when the medica- on the market or not,” Juurlink said. tion is prescribed. “So it really has been a black box “It’s basically taking that assess- and I think this announcement is a rement and providing the public with sponse to that criticism.” plain language descriptions of all the However, Juurlink is concerned that findings and the decisions,” she said, posted summaries will not include key adding that the details from aim is to help drug safety ‘IT’S BASICALLY TAKING THAT consumers reviews that make betterHealth Canada ASSESSMENT AND PROVIDING informed dehas redacted THE PUBLIC WITH PLAIN cisions about to protect taking a drug. pharmaceutiLANGUAGE DESCRIPTIONS OF Dr. Joel cal companies’ ALL THE FINDINGS AND THE Lexchin, a proprietary inprofessor of formation. DECISIONS.’ health policy “So I think and manage— CR. SUPRIYA SHARMA in keeping the HEALTH CANADA reviews secret, ment at York SENIOR MEDICAL ADVISOR they’re actuUniversity in Toronto, called ally hiding inthe initiative formation that a good first step, but a ways from full doctors and patients need to make intransparency. formed decisions.” “Having done nothing for so long, The first summary to go public outsomething is better than nothing. But lines the risks of Diane-35, which can this still isn’t really enough,” he said. cause potentially fatal blood clots in Dr. David Juurlink, a drug-safety some patients. expert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences While approved in Canada for the Centre in Toronto, agreed the program treatment of severe acne, Diane-35 is is a good start, but he questions how often prescribed to women “off-label” complete and “open” the information will be. “For years, Health Canada has been hammered over its lack of transpar-

as a contraceptive because it halts ovulation. The online synopsis says the drug has been deemed a “possible” cause in the deaths of 10 women in Canada since 1998. At least a score of other women’s deaths worldwide have been linked to the medication. The summary of Health Canada’s 2013 safety review of the Bayer drug and its generic equivalents includes a checklist, a guide to help health providers when considering whether to prescribe the drug to an individual patient. “The safety issue was not something that would warrant taking the product off the market,” said Sharma. “We summarized all the information that we had and then we put a practical tool (the checklist) in place so people can use that information.” Lexchin said whether such summaries end up helping Canadians and their doctors to make safer prescription decisions will depend on how complete the information is that they contain. “Hopefully the summaries will update the information about the safety of products that wasn’t apparent when those products came on the market,” he said. “So hopefully, it will lead to both better prescribing and better use of the drugs.”

Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals, study finds TORONTO — As few as five mutations can give an H5N1 bird flu virus the capacity to transmit among mammals instead of birds, a study published Thursday reveals. The work cannot be used to predict whether that combination of changes — or other combinations which would have the same effect — will ever come into being. But it may give pause to those who argue that a bird flu virus cannot evolve to become transmissible from human to human. The research is the latest in a series of socalled gain of function studies, controversial experiments that deliberately alter bird flu viruses to the point where they can spread between mammals in the way seasonal flu viruses do. “I think this whole set of experiments really shows that bird flu viruses can become airborne. Whether they will is a completely different question,” senior author Ron Fouchier said of the paper, published in the journal Cell. Many flu scientists insist it is critical to understand what changes enable that evolution. But the many vocal critics of the work denounce these types of studies as unnecessarily dangerous and without merit. In fact, earlier studies by Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of WisconsinMadison, were blocked from publication for months in late 2011 and early 2012 after a panel of biosecurity experts that advises the U.S. government ruled that the list of mutations needed to give H5N1 viruses the capacity to spread by the airborne route should not be disclosed. The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommended those first studies detailing how to make airborne-transmissible H5N1 viruses should be published in redacted form, with the key details removed. The scientists and the

journals trying to publish the papers objected and after months of debate and dispute the papers were eventually cleared for publication in May and June of 2012. Since that time, though, opposition to this type of research within the broader scientific community has grown. Michael Osterholm was a member of the NSABB, and was one of the committee members who objected to putting this type of information into the public domain. His views on the issue have not changed in the intervening two years. While some critics argue these studies should not be done at all, Osterholm doesn’t take that view. But he insists that making this kind of information readily available makes it possible for scientists anywhere — even those working in laboratories which don’t meet the highest standards of biosafety and biosecurity — to make dangerous viruses. “We now have intentionally lowered the bar to the point ... where we have made it possible for laboratories around the world to do this work,” said Osterholm, who is the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “I think what remains very problematic is just the enabling information it provides. There are a lot of laboratories around the world that are not funded by the U.S. government, do not have specific restrictions or limitations on what they can do relative to biosafety.” At the time of the 2011-12 dispute over the earlier gain-of-function papers, an article like the one Fouchier published in Cell would have had to be reviewed by the NSABB if the work had been conducted with U.S. government funding. (This work was.) But Osterholm said the paper was not referred to the NSABB. He said, in fact, that the group has not met in the past 18 months. This new study built on the earlier work, with Fouchier and his team trying to see how few mutations were needed to allow for mammal-to-

mammal transmission of this bird flu virus. They identified a number of mutations they felt were critical, and then began the laborious trial-and-error work of making viruses with various combinations of the changes. They then infected ferrets — animals which are often used as proxies for people in flu studies — with the engineered viruses and put healthy ferrets in cages nearby to see if an infection would spread from the sick animals over to the healthy ones. The process led to two viruses with five mutations each that were able to spread from ferret to ferret. In one case, one of four healthy ferrets contracted the infection, and in the other, two of four became infected.


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