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Happy Easter! Red Deer Advocate WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

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Pulling the plug


ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR JAC AND JOSIE HOPPENBROUWERS BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR When Jac and Josie Hoppenbrouwers decided to farm naturally, dispensing with chemical inputs like fertilizers and sprays was relatively easy. Pulling the plug on the electrical grid took a bit more effort. The couple, who operate White Creek Meats northwest of Bowden, installed a dozen photovoltaic panels, developed energy-efficient buildings and systems, and drastically altered their lifestyle. “When you start this solar idea, you really have to be conscious about using power,” said Jac. “Before, we used 25 kilowatts and now we use seven a day.” Josie reflected back on how she used to take energy for granted. “I would iron whenever I wanted; I would use my dryer whenever I wanted. But now, I check with Jac to see if we have enough juice to do that.” She uses low-energy appliances, cooks on a propane stove and hangs her wash outside to dry. “Even in the winter, I freeze-dry my clothes.” The Hoppenbrouwers generate heat in a wood-burning stove and make sure their use of lights and other electrical devices are kept to a minimum. Even their home is a model of practicality, occupying about 800 square feet of their 2,500-square-foot shop. The Hoppenbrouwers are building a new house that’s nearly triple the size of their existing home. But they don’t expect their energy needs to increase significantly. That’s because Jac is building it with double walls separated by a thermal barrier. The ceiling is heavily insulated, there is no basement, and large south-facing windows will allow the sun’s rays to warm the concrete floor and brick wall inside. “So, during the night we’ll get some heat out of that and don’t have to run a stove,” said Jac. The Hoppenbrouwers plan to add more photovoltaic modules to reduce the need for supplemental electricity from a generator during the dark winter months. And they’re also going to harness the sun’s energy to warm the water that flows through their in-floor heating system. “We use the sun as much as we can,” said Jac, who investigated geothermal technology and decided it wasn’t efficient enough for their needs. Jac and Josie, who are 68 and 65 respectively, started with a relatively blank slate when they moved to Central Alberta from Bow Island six years ago. With Jac newly retired from a 25-year career in the plumbing and heating business and with Josie recovering from cancer, they chose a quarter


When you start this solar idea, you really have to be conscious about using power. Before, we used 25 kilowatts and now we use seven a day. Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff

— Jac Hoppenbrouwers White Creek Meats

Roy, who normally works for the City of Red Deer, snowblows the sidewalks surrounding the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday afternoon. Few people made the trek outdoors as another batch of wet snow fell on Central Alberta. Visibility conditions were poor throughout the day, but cleared in the evening.

section of lush parkland upon which to start a farm. They built a barn and shop, and began raising beef, bison, pork, chickens and turkeys. The cattle and bison are grass-fed, with the poultry also allowed to graze in portable wire enclosures that protect them from coyotes. The pigs remain in the barn, where they root through the manure until it’s ready to spread on the pasture. “It’s an easy way to get air into the system and compost it,” said Jac. No hormones, antibiotics, vaccines or other chemical treatments are used on the animals, and any grain that is fed to them is GMO-free and hasn’t been desiccated. Mineral supplements provided to the livestock is organic. Relying solely on their website and word-of-mouth promotion, the Hoppenbrouwers have seen demand for White Creek Meats’ products grow steadily. They sell to customers from Calgary to Edmonton, with most coming to the farm to pick up meat and eggs. “We give lots of farm tours in the summer,” said Josie, noting that many consumers want to see where their food comes from. The fact that White Creek Meats is off the power grid attracts lots of attention as well, said Josie. They’re not aware of any other farmers who have taken this step, and she thinks her husband could serve as a consultant in this regard.



New Brunswickers keep watchful eye on water levels PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. — While some New Brunswick communities were still cleaning up Friday after flooding earlier in the week, others were nervously watching water levels and bracing for their turn. In the northwestern village of PerthAndover, municipal officials warned flooding was possible by early Saturday as water levels continued to fluctuate. Village spokeswoman Justine Waldeck said the breakup of ice along the St. John River and at the dam at Grand Falls was a cause for concern. “The ice above Grand Falls will eventually give way and we will see that ice come through the dam and then come into our community,” Waldeck said in an interview. “If we get another two and a half feet (of water) in town, then it will start to cross at our lower lying areas.” Mayor Terry Ritchie called Wednesday for a voluntary evacuation amid fears the St. John River could flood parts of the village, which experienced

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severe flooding in March 2012. Waldeck said the voluntary evacuation remained in effect Friday. “After the 2012 flood, it’s still fresh in everybody’s mind, so they’ve (residents) responded very well and have been very co-operative,” said Waldeck. “We’re very pleased and very thankful.” Oromocto fire Chief Jody Price urged curious New Brunswickers to stay away from rising, fast-moving waters after two women accidentally drove their car into the St. John River on Thursday. Price said one of the women placed a frantic phone call to a 911 dispatcher from the sinking car around 10:30 p.m. after getting too close to the water’s edge. “It was very sketchy, but what they got from the caller was ’Oromocto wharf, car in water, sinking, people in it,”’ said Price. “And then the phone went dead.” When firefighters arrived on the scene, the two women were swimming to shore, about 15 metres from where they had abandoned the car. They were taken to hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Price said firefighters searched for the car, but it had been swept away by the current. “We’re telling people, they’ve got to be careful around these high waters ,” he said. “It’s extremely dangerous.”

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Province to update law to recognize validity of same-sex marriages BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday. Hancock said the legislation will change the preamble to the Marriage Act that currently defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman to make it gender neutral. He noted the change is symbolic. The federal government made samesex marriages legal in 2005. “The Marriage Act is one that is outdated and there have been concerns raised about it,” Hancock said. “Some people find it offensive that (the reference) is still in the preamble to the Marriage Act, so it’s appropriate for us to update that.” The preamble, passed in 2000, currently reads that “marriage between a man and a woman has from time immemorial been firmly grounded in our legal tradition, one that is itself a reflection of long-standing philosophical and religious traditions.” The decision was made in the Progressive Conservative caucus earlier Thursday. Hancock dismissed suggestions it was a divisive debate. “It was very good today in caucus in terms of understanding how and why we should move forward on this,” he said. There will also be changes to allow transgender persons to change their birth certificates without having to first undergo gender reassignment surgery. Hancock said the change to the Vital Statistics Act will remove barriers for transgender persons to get identification as needed. “The reality is (that) gender is no longer the identifying characteristic that is used in documents like drivers licences,” he said. “There are better identification characteristics and technology. “It’s not important at all as an identifier, and it matters to people (to change it).” Hancock said the changes will come in before the spring session ends around the middle of May. Opposition parties and advocates lauded the decision. “It’s a message to Canada that the old stereotypes of Alberta as being the redneck, roughneck oil executive prov-


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ince have changed,” said Kris Wells, with the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services. The decision comes days after some Progressive Conservatives and the opposition Wildrose party were criticized for joining forces to defeat a non-binding motion to urge schools to bring in gay-straight alliances. Such alliances provide peer support to help gay students avoid bullying. The motion, presented last week by Liberal Kent Hehr, was supported by the Liberals and the NDP. Some PCs supported the motion, and Hancock has said if he had been there for the vote, he would have supported it as well. Those who voted against it said that while they were for gay-straight alliances, it was best to let schools come up with their own ways to combat bullying. That led to criticism the two right-ofcentre parties are quick to talk about equality, but reticent to act on it. Earlier Thursday, about 25 people joined politicians from all parties, including Hancock, on the steps of the legislature to show support for gaystraight alliances. NDP Leader Brian Mason reminded the crowd it was the Tories and the Wildrose who engineered the motion’s defeat. “I don’t know if you notice that whirring sound,” said Mason to the crowd, referring to the distant hum of machinery. “That is the sound of two conservative parties backpedalling as fast as they possibly can.” Hancock said the decision to amend the Marriage Act was not tied in any way to criticism from the failed motion. into it,” she said, relating how Jac was trained in the electrical, plumbing and heating trades in their native Holland, and has built everything on the farm. “Jac always dreamed about living off the grid.” Additional information about White Creek Meats can be found online at


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Baird vows to pressure Egypt MEETS WITH DETAINED JOURNALIST’S FAMILY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist held in a Cairo prison for months and now standing trial say they’ve met with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and were assured Canada will keep pressuring Egypt on the case. Mohamed Fahmy was working for satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English when he was arrested on Dec. 29 along with his colleagues — Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed — and has been detained since then. Fahmy’s brother Adel says Baird met with them in Cairo on Friday for nearly an hour and informed the family he’s been working diplomatic channels to help Fahmy. “He told us that this is not the first time he’s intervened or discussed the matter with his Egyptian counterpart. He’s spoken to the foreign minister

of Egypt on several occasions,” Adel Fahmy said in an interview. “He promised that efforts will continue and (that) he will follow very closely. He knows how it’s unfolding.” Fahmy is facing charges alleging the news crew’s reporting provided a platform for the Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, which has been declared a terrorist group. The government accused Qatarbased Al-Jazeera of being biased to Morsi and his group, a claim the broadcaster rejects. Fahmy and his co-accused fiercely deny the allegations, which have been derided by press advocates as a trumped-up attack on media freedoms. It’s thought to be the first time journalists have been charged with terrorismrelated offences in Egypt. Adel Fahmy said Baird explained that his brother’s joint citizenship was the “main obstacle” in efforts to bring about a fair and speedy end to the trial

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and see Mohamed released. The family is due for another prison visit with Fahmy on Saturday, and Adel said word of the Baird visit should cheer him up. “We know that it’s going to be a morale boost that he knows the Canadian government are backing him and closely supporting him.” He said one topic the family raised with Baird was Fahmy’s health. The journalist suffered from a fractured arm prior to his arrest, and Adel Fahmy said he possibly needs surgery for the injury but that it’s not being properly treated in the prison. The trial is to resume next week. In court earlier this month Fahmy yelled out from inside the cage he and his fellow accused are kept that the trial is a “joke” and that he didn’t understand the reason for it. “I want to get out of this place! ... I am going to expose all of this!” he shouted. “There are crimes against humanity taking place. Nothing is right in

this system.” Adel Fahmy said the case was “coming apart” now that prosecutors have introduced video evidence purported to show the journalists altered footage in a way that falsified news and threatened Egypt’s national security. The videos played in court last week appeared to have no connection to terrorism and none was Al-Jazeera footage. They included clips from a BBC news documentary on Somalia by coaccused Greste and a Kenya press conference. “We’re happy that everything is becoming exposed now, that these people are decent journalists doing their jobs objectively and are the furthest from any association with any political group,” Adel Fahmy said. Fahmy’s family moved to Canada in 1991. He lived in Montreal and Vancouver for years before eventually moving abroad for work, which included covering stories for the New York Times and CNN.


TO FIGHT POVERTY, SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH, PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada has a new development partner in the Arab world, and the foreign-aid minister says it could help the Harper government navigate the complex Middle East in the fight against poverty. Canada signed a development cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates this week at a major international development meeting in Mexico. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS The deal’s main goals are to reduce Laureen Harper holds Gramps, a three-legged cat up for adoption at the B.C. SPCA Vancouver branch on April poverty, support economic growth and 26, 2013. Harper was introducing the “Just for Cats” Internet video festival Thursday night when activist Hailey promote human rights. King shouted out from the crowd and demanded Ottawa take action on the aboriginal women issue. Harper More broadly, it helps position Canada as a friend to the Arab world at a initially continued her remarks before stopping and telling King that the night was solely about raising money time when the Harper government is for animals — earning applause from the crowd. She then told King “that’s a great cause but that’s another seen as unabashedly pro-Israel. night — tonight we’re here for homeless cats.” Harper is a cat foster-mom and the feline-starring event was Development Minister Christian raising money for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. King says security forced her out of the theatre Paradis said Canada was looking forward to working with the U.A.E., and immediately after the interruption. touted his counterpart, Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, as “a great woman.” Paradis said the U.A.E. wants to tap Canada for its development expertise as its own international aid agency is being launched. And he said the U.A.E. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS can help Canada better target aid dollars to the so-called Arab Street. “They are very knowledgeable, they CORNER BROOK, N.L. — The man User Kayla Hayward asked what can direct us on some practical mea- set to become Newfoundland and Lab- ported that Coleman’s wife, along with sures on the ground,” Paradis said in rador’s next premier said Friday he at- some of their children and grandchil- Coleman’s stance on abortion would dren, were spotted at the annual event mean for the province down the road. an interview from Mexico City. tends an anti-abortion rally every year “We have a good reputation and in Corner Brook because he believes outside the Western Memorial Region“Will NL (Newfoundland) end up al Hospital. they want to replicate our public pol- in “the value of every human life.” like NB (New Brunswick), no abortion Coleman was unavailable for an in- clinics funded?” she tweeted. icy.” In a statement, Frank Coleman said The deal echoes the bridge build- he won’t deny his beliefs, but he does terview. Coleman, a 60-year-old businessing that Foreign Affairs Minister John not intend to force his personal views But his spokeswoman, Carmel man, became the sole Progressive ConBaird has undertaken with the U.A.E., Turpin, said Coleman did not attend on others. servative leadership contender Thursan influential ally of Canada in the “It is with humility and honesty that the event because he was out of town. Arab and Muslim world. Reaction came swiftly on Twitter, day after his only competitor dropped I say unequivocally yes, I have as a out of the race. A year ago, Baird and his U.A.E. private individual participated in the with a number of users condemning He has been endorsed by several counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin right to life walk held each Good Fri- Coleman for his past participation. Zayed Al Nahyan resolved a three-year “Saddened to hear today that our cabinet ministers who chose not to run day in Corner Brook,” he said. diplomatic dispute by announcing the “I do not seek to impose my views new premier @FrankColeman—PC is in a contest that drew just three conend of a visa on Canadian travellers on anyone and truly respect the gift of anti-choice. The sooner a @nlliber- tenders, all of them political outsiders. to the Emirates. The two countries A leadership convention is planned als government is elected the better,” free will we are all afforded.” became embroiled in a dispute that The issue arose after the CBC re- tweeted Kate White. for July. started when Canada declined to give more landing rights to a pair of U.A.E. airlines. The U.A.E. evicted the Canadian Forces from a military base near Dubai, which had been a staging ground for the Afghanistan mission. 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Captain of sunken ferry arrested BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a new victim: a vice principal of the high school whose students were among the passengers was found hanged, an apparent suicide. The Sewol had left the northwestern port of Incheon on Tuesday on an overnight journey to the holiday island of Jeju in the south with 476 people aboard, including 323 students from Danwon High School in Ansan. It capsized within hours of the crew making a distress call to the shore a little before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Only its dark blue keel jutted out over the surface. But by Friday night, even that had disappeared, and rescuers set two giant beige buoys to mark the area. Navy divers attached underwater air bags to the 6,852-ton ferry to prevent it from sinking deeper, the Defence Ministry said. The coast guard said divers began pumping air into the ship to try to sustain any survivors. Strong currents and rain made it difficult to get inside the ferry. Divers worked in shifts to try to get into the vessel, where most of the passengers were believed to have been trapped when it sank, coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in said. Investigators said the accident came at a point where the ship had to make a turn, and prosecutor Park Jae-eok said investigators were looking at whether the third mate

ordered a turn that was so sharp that it caused the vessel to list. The sharp turn came between 8:48 a.m. and 8:49 a.m., but it’s not known whether it was done voluntarily or because of some external factor, said Nam Jae-heon, a spokesman for the Maritime Ministry. Another angle being probed is the role of the captain, 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin said Lee was detained early Saturday, along with the two crew members. Lee faces five charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, according to the Yonhap news agency. Yang said earlier that Lee was not on the bridge when the ferry was passing through an area with many islands clustered closely together, something he said is required by law so the captain can help a mate make a turn. The captain also abandoned people in need of help and rescue, he said. “The captain escaped before the passengers,” Yang said. Two crewmembers on the bridge of the ferry — a 25-year-old woman and a 55-year-old helmsman — also failed to reduce speed near the islands and conducted a sharp turn, Yang said. They also did not carry out necessary measures to save lives, he said. Another focus of the investigation is that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives. Police said the vice principal who was found hanged from a tree on Jindo, an island near the sunken ship where survivors have been housed, had been rescued from the ferry. Identified as Kang Min-kyu, he was the leader of the students travelling on a school excursion. In his suicide note, Kang said he felt guilty for surviving and wanted to take responsibility for what happened because he had led the trip, according to police. He asked that his body be cremated and the ashes scattered where the ferry went down. With only 174 survivors from the 476

aboard and the chances of survival becoming slimmer by the hour, it was shaping up to be one of South Korea’s worst disasters, made all the more heartbreaking by the likely loss of so many young people, aged 16 or 17. The toll rose to 29 after the body of a woman was recovered, authorities said early Saturday. The country’s last major ferry disaster was in 1993, when 292 people were killed. A transcript of a ship-to-shore radio exchange and interviews by The Associated Press showed the captain delayed the evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official told the ship it might have to evacuate. The recommendation by the unidentified official at the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center came at 9 a.m., just five minutes after a distress call by the Sewol. In the exchange, the Sewol crewmember says: “Currently the body of the ship has listed to the left. The containers have listed as well.” The Jeju VTS officer responds: “OK. Any loss of human life or injuries?” The ship’s answer is: “It’s impossible to check right now. The body of the ship has tilted, and it’s impossible to move.” The VTS officer then says: “Yes, OK. Please wear life jackets and prepare as the people might have to abandon ship.” “It’s hard for people to move,” replies the crew member on the radio. Oh Yong-seok, a helmsman on the ferry, told the AP that the first instructions from the captain were for passengers to put on life jackets and stay where they were as the crew tried to control the ship. About 30 minutes later, the captain finally gave the order to evacuate, Oh said, adding that he wasn’t sure if, in the confusion and chaos on the bridge, the order was relayed to the passengers. Several survivors told the AP that they never heard any evacuation order. Lee, the captain, made a brief, vid-


Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, leaves a court, which issued his arrest warrant, in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday. eotaped appearance with his face hidden by a grey hoodie. “I am really sorry and deeply ashamed,” Lee said. “I don’t know what to say.” Three vessels with cranes arrived at the accident site to prepare to salvage the ferry. But they will not hoist the ship before getting approval from family members of those still believed inside because the lifting could endanger any survivors, said a coast guard officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexico BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centred on a longdormant fault line northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. It was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico’s capital, where it collapsed several walls and left larges cracks in some facades. Debris covered sidewalks around the city. Around the region, there were reports of isolated and minor damage, such as fallen fences, trees and broken windows. Chilpancingo, capital of the southern state of Guerrero, where the quake was centred, reported a power outage, but service was restored after


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U.S. jet that ended up in Iran is registered to Bank of Utah SALT LAKE CITY — An airplane that ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog. The jet became the subject of international intrigue after the New York Times revealed its presence in Iran. The story carried a picture of the jet, its tail number and a small American flag affixed to the side. Government officials aren’t saying how and why the plane travelled to Iran. Records show the plane is registered to the Bank of Utah through an arrangement in which it serves as a trustee for aircraft owners. A Utah inspector general says such trusts are allowing foreign plane owners to conceal ownership. A bank vice-president says it’s aware of the plane in Iran but is not investigating.

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15 minutes. In Acapulco, 59-year-old Enedina Ramirez Perez was having breakfast, enjoying the holiday with about 20 family members, when her hotel started to shake. “People were turning over chairs in their desperation to get out, grabbing children, trampling people,” the Mexico City woman said. “The hotel security was excellent and started calming people down. They got everyone to leave quietly.” The quake struck 170 miles (273 kilometres) southwest of Mexico City, where people fled high-rises and took to the streets, many in still in their bathrobes and pyjamas on their day off. “I started to hear the walls creak and I said, ’Let’s go,”’ said Rodolfo Duarte, 32, who fled his third-floor apartment. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said there were small power outages from fallen transformers but officials were working to restore the service. The USGS initially calculated the

CAIRO, Egypt — An explosion rocked a busy square in central Cairo late Friday, killing one police officer and causing panic, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and security officials said. The ministry said the bomb detonated next to a traffic post in Lebanon Square in Cairo’s Mohandessin district, killing Maj. Mohammed Gamal Eddin. A security official said the bomb was planted inside the traffic post and it exploded around 10 p.m. Cairo time. A second official, however, said unidentified assailants hurled the bomb from a bridge over the traffic post before fleeing. It was not immediately possible to reconcile the two accounts. Three other people were injured including a senior police officer, the two officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. Security forces sealed off the area while searching for more bombs. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Egypt has been hit with violence since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last


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quake’s magnitude at 7.5, but later downgraded it to 7.2. It said the quake was centred 22 miles (36 kilometres) northwest of the town of Tecpan de Galeana, and was 15 miles (24 kilometres) deep. Friday’s quake occurred along a section of the Pacific Coast known as the Guerrero Seismic Gap, a 125-mile (200-kilometre) section where tectonic plates meet and have been locked, meaning huge amounts of energy are being stored up with potentially devastating effects, said USGS seismologist Gavin Hayes. The last large quake that occurred along the section was a magnitude-7.6 temblor in 1911, Hayes said. He said scientists will be watching the area more intensely because moderate quakes such as Friday’s can destabilize the surrounding sections of seismic plate and increase the chance of a more powerful temblor. The USGS says the Guerrero Gap has the potential to produce a quake as strong as magnitude 8.4, potentially much more powerful than the magnitude-8.1 quake that killed 9,500 people

and devastated large sections of Mexico City in 1985. The 1985 quake was centred 250 miles (400 kilometres) from the capital on the Pacific Coast. Mexico City itself is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit. Miriam Matz, 45, gathered her suitcases and her teenage daughter to temporarily move out the apartment in the Morelos housing towers in downtown Mexico City where she has lived for five years, after brickwork and concrete slabs fell off the side of the 15-story tower, and long snaking cracks appeared on some walls during Friday’s earthquake. The sidewalk in front of the building was littered with bits of brick, glass and smashed concrete, and the area was roped off with yellow police tape. Authorities have not forced residents to evacuate, but Matz said she would leave for safety’s sake. “We are going to spend a night or two at my sister’s house, in case there are any aftershocks,” she said.

year. Since then, the country’s military-backed interim government has stepped up its crackdown on Morsi’s group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and followers who hold near-daily street demonstrations denouncing his ouster and the subsequent killings of hundreds of supporters. The protests frequently descend into violence, and ongoing street battles with security forces fuel unrest.

official said Friday. Some of the women jumped off the back of a truck when they were kidnapped before dawn Tuesday from a high school in the extreme northeast of Nigeria. Others have escaped into the Sambisa Forest, which borders their school in Chibok town and is a known hideout of militants of the Boko Haram terrorist network. “So far, we give thanks to God, for what we now have is 44 girls” who have escaped, the Borno state education commissioner, Musa Inuwo Kubo told The Associated Press by telephone Friday night. He said some of the latest escapees were found Wednesday nearly 50 kilometres away from their school. Extremists have been attacking schools and slaughtering hundreds of students in the past year. In recent months they have begun kidnapping students, who they use as cooks, sex slaves and porters.

Official: 24 more schoolgirls kidnapped by Nigerian extremists have escaped MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Twentyfour more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education




Quebec royalty dethroned Some say sovereignty — a polite permanent, but what form of the Parti word for separatism — for Quebec is Quebecois — a party dedicated to the dead. separation of Quebec from Canada — Some said it was dead even before would even dream of suggesting anthe recent election was finished. other referendum? Sovereignty, in reality, may be dead Although he’s been out of power but the idea will never go since his own referendum away. defeat, I for one will miss I call them neither sepaking of the sovereigntists, ratists nor sovereigntists — former Quebec premier but rather freemen of the Jacques Parizeau. French province — people Whoops, I meant to say who think the laws of the President Parizeau. land don’t apply to them so Yes he is a fervent sovthey can declare their own ereigntist who said some country. nasty things — in French. The pundits — mostly “L’argent et le vote eththose in the journalistic nique (money and the ethfield who were quick to fill nic vote),” is how he blamed news columns with obituarthe loss of his 1995 referenDAVID ies of the Parti Quebecois — dum on separation. NAGY are kind of like appeal court The remark earned the judges. “Most racist statement of They (we) like to come the Year” designation. down out of the hills after But for all that — and all the battle to shoot the wounded. the years of hearing Parizeau — I still I prefer to say the Republic of Que- think the guy sounds way better in Engbec will have to wait. lish than any unilingual Anglophone I The electoral blow to pro-sovereign- know. Too bad his French isn’t so good. ty forces will no doubt ease the fears of And by his own admission, when federalism-loving Canadians. asked about the ‘L’argent’ statement he It has been opined this may not be replied (in English), “These are harsh


words.” Apology accepted. He is right about one thing: “When politics is interesting, people go vote.” As disturbing as the last real Quebec referendum was to the country, the people of Alberta — and those here in Red Deer — kept the spirit of their Quebec brethren at their sides. Referendum day brought out the colours of the nation — and Quebec into the streets of Red Deer — even though it nearly brought the country to its knees. On that day in 1995, innumerable pickup trucks and a lot of other vehicles flew the Canadian and Quebec flags as a sign of our being proud Canadians. Some of those pickup trucks flew both flags flew side by side. It was our version of redneck federalism. What were we saying? How about; “Hey Quebecers, you’re part of us, you’re part of Canada.” Never having been to Quebec, I cannot say how much of our anglo culture has become part of life in Quebec. But it would appear to be too much, if you believe the claims about loss of identity in Quebec. We share two languages, and West-

ern Canadians continue to make the effort to learn to speak French. In more recent times and thanks to Justin Trudeau, that point is again reemphasized. “(People) who don’t learn French are lazy,” the sharp-tongued Trudeau was reported to have said before he became Liberal Leader. Was he quoted accurately? After a predictable uproar over that remark, Trudeau denied making it, instead explaining he said: “Governments are lazy for not encouraging people to learn (a second language.)” He’s right. There is absolutely nothing wrong with learning another language. Perhaps we’d all understand each other much better. And not so much would be lost in translation. And the scattered Francophone communities in the country — including in Alberta — would no doubt be the better for it as well. So let’s not be lazy. We need to share more of our cultures, particularly because it’s clear, once again, that Quebec is not leaving confederation. Besides, there is no English word for poutine, eh? David Nagy is an Advocate editor.

Humans are plasticizing the ocean Families of passengers aboard the trillion ‘particles’ of plastic trash in mysterious disappearance of Malaysia the oceans, weighing half a million Airlines Flight MH370 are tons. Keep in mind these riding an emotional rollerparticles form as plastic coaster. products eventually break One day, their spirits are apart, not break down — lifted by reports of debris plastic is not biodegradspotted by searchers. able. The next day, their spirScience has determined its are trampled by reports that 93 per cent of those the debris was yet another particles are about the size sighting of ocean junk. of a grain of rice or smaller. And then data transmitThis means cleaning up ted by a French satellite the oceans is nearly imposreported a debris field consible. taining 122 objects on the A floating water bottle is surface of the Indian Ocean. RICK easy enough to pluck from Yet again, it was identified the waters. ZEMANEK as floating garbage. But the plastic particles A CBC report says that are basically invisible, unthese false leads are not less ‘harvested’ through scionly heartbreaking for famientific means. lies, “but give an indication of the vast “That really makes cleanup very amount of junk floating in the open impractical,” says Ericksen. “You can’t seas.” get all these trillions of small particles The oceans, in fact, have been out of the ocean.” turned into the world’s biggest and The size and abundance of these most convenient landfill sites. particles raises questions about the Upwards of 200 million tons of gar- impact on whales, who depend on krill, bage is now bobbing around. a small shrimp-like creature, to surIt’s a convenient method of dispos- vive. al, because it’s almost impossible to The whales swim through massive monitor ocean dumping —and besides, swarms of these creatures, sometimes the tide will carry the trash away to numbering up to 60,000 per cubic mesome other country, or into the vast tre, scooping them up and expelling unknown. the sea water. And how much more garbage has What impact do these plastic parsettled on the oceans’ bottoms? It’s ticles have if ingested by whales along anybody’s guess, say researchers. with the krill? The main ingredient in this polluted Floating trash can be seen all over stew is plastic products. Researchers the oceans, but the biggest cesspools suggest 2.5 per cent of the world’s plas- are in gyres — large systems of rotattic lands in an ocean. ing ocean currents between continents “Basically, the world’s oceans are that trap the garbage. plasticized,” says Marcus Eriksen, “These gyres concentrate the garexecutive director of the 5 Gyres In- bage at the surface, just like a filter stitute, a conservation group that re- in a bathtub drain concentrates the searches the amount of plastic pollut- hairs from a bath,” says Eric Galbraith, ing the seas. an assistant professor in the depart“We’re treating the oceans like a ment of earth and planetary science at trash bin,” says the Natural Resources McGill University. Defence Council, a non-profit internaFive of these gyres figure promitional advocacy group, with offices in nently in scientific studies — includWashington, D.C., San Francisco, Los ing the Indian Ocean gyre, just west of Angeles, Chicago and Beijing. where it’s thought the Malaysian Air“Plastic that pollutes our oceans line went down. and waterways has severe impacts on Scientists have dubbed the most our environment and our economy,” infamous example of these massive the group states. whirlpools the Great Pacific Garbage “Seabirds, whales, sea turtles and Patch. other marine life are eating marine Located between Hawaii and Caliplastic pollution and dying from chok- fornia, it’s a whirling soup of plastic ing, intestinal blockage and starva- bottles and other garbage. tion.” National Geographic reported that at Eriksen says there are no reliable one time scientists collected at least estimates of the amount of ocean junk 750,000 bits of plastic in a square kiloworldwide. metre of that patch. “You’re going to find some light When you stand on a ocean-side bulbs, fluorescent tubes, some wood, beach watching the thundering surf some coconuts, but by and large, it’s rolling in, it’s difficult to imagine such mostly plastic.” massive bodies of water could fall vicAnd the amount of garbage that tim to pollution. settles to the bottom of the oceans is And there is no easy solution. “virtually unknown.” Eriksen’s group “Plastics, like diamonds, are forevis about to report the findings of a six- er,” says the resources defence counyear-study during which 24 expeditions cil. were made. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate It concludes there are nearly 5.25 editor.


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RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 19, 2014 A7

Wheels of springtime keep on churnin’ The Rotten Kid, the son one, dug tling up and down 45th street as fast out his motorcycle the other day. All as those little push pedals would take excited about spring and the fact that me on my neighbourhood inspection you could finally see the pavement and rounds. it was (occasionally) above zero on the Turning into the houses that had Centigrade scale, all of which meant decent sidewalks, whipping a U-ey and he could actually ride his motorcycle roaring off to the next house. again after having covered I racked up countless it up and put it away for a miles (a million km) in that long winter’s rest — last fall, thing every spring, summer which was, what, about 14 or and fall until even I finally 15 months ago? had to admit I was just too This got me to reminiscbig for it. ing as I sometimes (often I believe I might have — OK, always) do about the been in high school when way-back days and the comthat happened, me being of spring and the cering a seriously undersized emonial dig-out of various shrimp in those days, not telltale modes of transporto mention the fact I really tation signaled by that epic loved that Jeep and didn’t change of seasons. want to give it up. HARLEY The earliest of these, and After The Jeep, as the HAY perhaps the most cherished years melted away like and classic vehicle of all, the April snow, springtime was The Jeep. brought out a series of seriWe used to park it in ously iconic transportation the old lean-to garage in machines common to just Parkvale at the first sign of snow in the about everybody, then and now: bifall and it was the first thing I looked cycles. forward to when spring arrived. Even before the “bi” it was the “tri” Dad would carry The Jeep to the — and I’m not talking about the sexual front sidewalk, set it down and I would revolution, I’m still talking cycles. As climb in and take off like there was no in tricycles. tomorrow. My pride and joy wasn’t even mine, Now Dad was a lot of good things it was my Rotten Sister’s — her being but he wasn’t Superman. so much older than me, she was basiThe Jeep was a pedal car, about the cally already pretty much married and size of a kid’s wagon, and I was six elderly by the time I was old enough years old. It was a little replica of a to ride a trike (just kidding Hedy, hareal army Jeep, light green and made ha). It was a huge three-wheeler with entirely of metal, and instead of bicy- a fancy fender on the front wheel, a cle-type pedals it had pedals that you sheepskin-covered seat, and two oval pushed back and forth, which I did footrests for someone to hitch a ride on with furious and wild abandon. Rat- the back axle between the two small


wheels. That thing booted it so well I didn’t even mind it was a girl’s tricycle, a fact that you couldn’t really tell by looking at it, and information I certainly never shared with other childhood sidewalk cyclists. Then came the two-wheelers. No fenders, no chain guard, no gears, no problem! My reprobate buddies and I would pedal our little, um, legs off, only now we were suddenly slipping the surly bonds of sidewalk to rattle off onto the streets and through the springtime puddles — those neighbourhood road-lakes — sending muddy waters off the rear tire streaking up the backs of our little leather fringe jackets leaving telltale swaths of sludge. The front tires spitting spring up past our black and red rubber boots and throwing mire and muck all over those new khaki pants Mom had got for us at Eaton’s or Kreske’s because it was spring. And then, as the springtimes flew by like the pages on a calendar in an old movie, it was, like it is for my Rotten Kid, all about motorbikes. Even as the first robin’s chirp began to lay down a background soundtrack to the season, rumbling roars would emerge in neighbourhoods all over the city, popping up like gophers in the empty fields just east of Michener Centre. Young teenagers rolling their Hondas out to the driveways, turning the keys, giving the kickstarts a hopeful mighty boot, cranking on handlebar throttles. And if the ensuing cacophony of 50s and 90s and 150s and 300s hitting the streets serendipitously and simultaneously wasn’t a sure sign of spring, it was a sign that we sure wanted it to be.

Freedom in the wind and bugs in our teeth. Then, of course, came that fourwheeled, four-door, three-on–the-tree rite of passage know as Your Parents’ Car. Or more to the point, a driver’s licence — so that one fateful unforgettable spring you find yourself flying solo in a 1958 Ford, the window down, elbow jauntily poking out just so, rumbling by your girlfriend’s house even though she didn’t really know that she was your girlfriend, but hoping she might just happen to be looking out her window at that exact moment, and then picking up your seven best friends — Seat belts? What seat belts? — and heading to the A&W up on the hill so you could order root beers that came in mugs so cold and thick and heavy they almost broke the window when the girl came out and hung the tray on the driver’s side. And now it’s just lineups at the car wash, running out of windshield washer fluid, and trying to figure out when on earth to swap out your winter tires. Still, when I was out for a walk the other day — the first spring in nearly 30 years without a family dog tugging on a leash — a distant melancholy wafted through the air, and in my mind’s ear and eye I could clearly hear the rattling of that old tin Army Jeep and I could clearly see a kid with a grin as big an Alberta sky, pedaling like there was no tomorrow. Pedaling like it was yesterday. 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.

tionships and sharing in the lives of these individuals. Although spring brings about a sense of renewal and fresh hope, there were also many signs of hopelessness. At the devotion before the meal, the message delivered was about having a choice to make between hopefulness and hopelessness, and that is what started my observations during the meal. For every one person who makes the effort and wins, there are several who lack the motivation and the hope required to make these changes. Two particular individuals came under my microscope and as I reflected on them, I felt my own buoyancy start to diminish. These two are the epitome of what the message was about. Of the two, the young male is one who through a life of slothfulness has come to a point where not only did

he choose to stay in this hole, he even changed his mindset to reflect an ignorance of life. I know it’s not a nice term, but in my mind, I call this state being a Street Vegetable. I don’t use this term as a condemnation, but rather to describe a state of being. The young woman in question has lost all sense of hope for several reasons: childhood sexual abuse, physical, mental and street abuse, plus now a complete addiction to crack and crystal meth. Spring being what it is, I cannot let these two rule my thinking, but rather I will reflect with great joy those who are the overcomers. Therein lies our hope that all of them can have that same sense of renewal that is so beautifully demonstrated in this magical season we call spring. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

Spring: season of renewal, rebirth Deceptive as it may be, spring is officially here. As I look out my library window, a pair of geese are flying by. A bird house we have in the back yard is now home to a pair of sparrows that will soon produce offspring. The light skiff of snow we received the morning I write this does not hide the fact that buds are in full production on all the trees, and the grass is starting to green on most southfacing lawns. Everywhere we look is the promise of new life. This even CHRIS extends to peoSALOMONS ple; as the good weather increases, so does the size of the smiles on faces. Steps people take are lighter, and the sound of them carries a new feeling of determination and, in some cases, even joy. It almost seems as if a heavy weight has been lifted from everyone’s shoulders and it is a welcome thing to behold. The other night at supper at the kitchen we served 199 meals. It was served by a group of Penhold high school students who were as excited as the people we served. They do this once a month and we love having them. I had expected about 150 to 160 people to eat, but early on we could see that it would be busy, so through careful management we were able to feed them all. So as we served, I observed and studied all of the folks coming in. There was a joyful spirit in the room, and there seemed to be a new sense of


thankfulness as well. In my observation, I counted about 15 folks with severe addictions who in the last few weeks have made a special effort to stay clean. Whether they succeed 100 per cent or not is not the determining factor; the fact that they are taking these steps and are winning is. Here also we see new life; we see a character develop that we suspected was there but has not been displayed to this point. Attitudes are more open and friendly, the music being played is brighter and more cheerful, and those who have not made changes are witnessing these changes, sometimes with longing on their faces. Coming out of a long, cold, and brutal winter, to be able to see these changes, and in some small way be part of them gives way to a feeling of relief and a justification for the time and effort spent in developing rela-

Slow economic growth has big implications While Canada has better economic cent. But in the 2011-2015 period, the prospects than countries in the euro International Monetary Fund is proarea or Japan, we nonetheless face jecting an average annual growth rate a period of relatively slow economic of just 2.2 per cent, and only 2.0 per growth compared to before the onset cent in 2019. At 3.3 per cent, an econof the Great Recession in omy doubles in 21 years; 2008-09. at 2.2 per cent, it takes 31 This has important impliyears. cations for employment, inThis prospect for slower comes, investment and goveconomic growth was also ernment revenues and highthe focus of a recent Ontarlights the need to focus on io government report, Onways to improve our growth tario’s Long-Term Report on prospects. the Economy. In 1982-2013, What has changed is the the Ontario economy grew decline in the potential at an annual average rate of growth rate of the economy 2.6 per cent. But the Ontario — the speed at which the report forecast average aneconomy can grow without nual growth of 2.1 per cent DAVID running into bottlenecks in 2018-22 and 1.9 per cent CRANE that lead to rising inflation. in 2023-27. It is the challenge of a deThe potential or longclining potential growth rate term growth rate depends that was the basis for Bank on the combination of laof Canada Governor Stephen Poloz’s bour force growth and productivity “limits to growth” speech last month growth. in which he attempted to explain why The aging of our population means Canada’s economic growth rate had that future labour force growth will not returned to pre-Great Recession slow significantly, putting much more levels. of the burden for future growth on proPoloz estimated that Canada’s po- ductivity gains. Yet our productivity tential growth rate is now about two performance continues to be weak. per cent. This would compare to somePoloz estimates that even to achieve thing closer to three per cent in the the two per cent potential growth rate past. we will need productivity growth of From 1996 to 2005, Canada had an one to 1.5 per cent a year and labour average annual growth rate of 3.3 per force growth closer to 0.5 per cent a


year. Doing better than that will need even stronger productivity growth. Canada is not alone. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF warns that “despite their strengthening recoveries, advanced economies still face risks of stagnation” and “could face an extended period of low growth.” Slow growth makes it harder to achieve full employment or balance the government’s books. It can mean lower corporate profits, less investment and less spending on research and development and other measures to enhance innovation and productivity growth. It also shrinks the size of the potential labour force because extended periods of unemployment can mean workers who are unemployed for long periods lose their employable skills and become harder to hire. “Potential growth in many advanced economies is very low,” IMF economic research director Olivier Blanchard warned at a press briefing on the latest World Economic Outlook report, so “measures to increase potential growth are becoming more important.” In its assessment of the Canadian economy, the IMF warned that we have a competitiveness challenge which affects our ability to rebalance the economy away from dependence on housing construction and rising household debt to growth from rising productive capacity from new investment and

expanded exports, which means we have to become more innovative for improved productivity. In an earlier 2010 assessment of the Canadian economy, the IMF stressed that “policies to raise potential growth would be worth considering.” It said these could include measures to boost business research and development spending, facilitating domestic trade by lowering internal trade and investment barriers, enhancing competition, pursuing foreign investment, reducing barriers to older Canadians participating in the workforce and making sure that incentives do not discourage businesses from growing larger. The next federal budget should be the focus of an important debate. While the Conservatives favour tax cuts and a continuing reduction in the size and role of the federal government, the alternative approach is to accelerate investment in infrastructure, boost measures to improve business innovation, strengthen the skills level of Canadians and improve the participation of low-income Canadians in the workforce by raising the child benefit and the work incentive for low-income Canadians. I would argue the latter approach makes more sense if we are to improve our prospects for the future. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 19, 2014

Atheist national conference targets Salt Lake City BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They say the church’s large influence in Utah has made atheists in the state reluctant to speak about religious doubts for fear of being shunned. Atheist group leaders also criticize the LDS influence as having overstepped its boundaries in areas of public policy. “Religious morality is dictating the Legislature. That’s unconstitutional, and that’s why we’re fighting this fight,” atheist spokesman Dave Muscato said, speaking against the state’s ban on gay marriage. Mormon culture dominates Utah, and the effect can be seen in the state’s strict liquor laws and overwhelmingly conservative politics. About 60 per cent of residents and about four in five Utah lawmakers identify as Latter-day Saints.



Belfast leader of Continuity IRA faction killed BELFAST — A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner has been shot to death in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill them. Nearby residents say gunmen escorted the victim, 43-year-old Tommy Crossan, to a fuel depot overlooked by houses and shot him in the head and body at close range. No group claimed responsibility. Police and politicians blamed Crossan’s former group, the Continuity IRA, of following through on 2011 death threats against him. The Continuity IRA accused him of keeping money from robberies and providing information on colleagues to British intelligence agents. Crossan denied this and refused to flee his native Catholic west Belfast. The major IRA faction, the Provisionals, renounced violence in 2005 but other militant groups remain active. Their last killing was in October.

Authorities charge suspect in Kansas City highway shootings KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that Mohammed Whitaker has been charged with 18 felony counts and is being held on $1 million bail. Baker said Whitaker was charged with two counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and injuring a person, seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and nine counts of armed criminal action. At least six of the shootings occurred near Grandview. The Kansas City suburb is home to an area known as the Grandview Triangle, where three interstates and U.S. 50 intersect.

Many residents view the church’s influence as responsible for what they consider a “pro-family” atmosphere that makes the state attractive, a University of Utah professor says. The state prioritizes children, education and good health, said Don Herrin, who teaches family studies. He said this may help people feel “safer, more upbeat, more positive.” The expansiveness of Mormon principles can be seen as “an achievement of something that is valued in the culture,” Herrin said. The head of an LDS anti-defamation group also dismisses the atheists’ criticism, saying the church doesn’t publicly endorse legislative candidates. Scott Gordon, president of FairMormon, also says in an email that detractors are to be expected. “Anytime you have an organization that has a large economic footprint in a community, there will be some who will resent it and want to push back against it,” he said. LDS officials say the church isn’t responding to the atheist group. Twice a year, tens of thousands of Mormons arrive in Salt Lake City for the church’s general conference. Early this month, attendees heard LDS church officials denounce gay marriage. A group of a few dozen demonstrators, led by

Atheists of Utah along with the American Atheists, protested outside the conference. About 700 attendees came Friday to listen to atheist speakers and discuss their beliefs. The visitors ranged from casually dressed college students to people in business suits to parents carrying toddlers. Atheist leaders say their group members comprise a spectrum of views. Those who believe for certain that God doesn’t exist, those who are unsure but aren’t active in their faith and those who don’t give the matter much thought all could be called atheists, they say. Wilson Bateman, a 29-year-old from Sandy, said he was glad to see events that raise the profile of atheists. “Sometimes, it’s just fun to be around your own people,” he said. The group plans its gatherings for Easter weekend in part to draw attention, but also because their members are generally available and hotel and convention centres offer good deals. Atheist organizers last brought their conference to Salt Lake City in 1981. As a warm-up, conference officials hosted a panel discussion Wednesday featuring Mormon and atheist experts speaking about negative public perceptions and stereotypes about their respective groups.

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it is launching an investigation into the deaths of four migrants attacked by an armed gang aboard a freight train in southern Mexico. The commission says the attackers started demanding $100 per migrant, saying those who refused would be thrown from the train. The National Immigration Institute confirmed that four people died. It said three Mexicans were also wounded. The Institute said the six assailants carried four pistols and a machete.





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You’ll find live music every day of the year in Luckenbach. Two local performers are pictured here: David Harris and Charlie Bishop. On weekends, you’ll often find big name performers in Luckenbach.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Aboriginal people believed that this massive pink granite dome was sacred and there are several legends associated with the rock. Enchanted Rock is today a State Natural Area; Lyndon B. Johnson equipped his Texas ranch house with an office and desk similar to the one at the White House, so he could work from home; The oldest building in Luckenbach is a post office/ general store/ saloon that is said to have first opened in 1849; Russ Whitlock, a park ranger at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, stands in front of Johnson’s plane.

A sign outside the Texas town of Luckenbach proudly proclaims a permanent population of three residents. But if you visit on almost any Friday or Saturday evening, you’ll discover hundreds and sometimes thousands of temporary residents congregating around the saloon, beer joint and historic dancehall. Made famous by Waylon JenDEBBIE nings’ and WilOLSEN lie Nelson’s 1976 country hit Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love), this quirky little place has been an institution on the Texas music scene for decades. It was a quiet Monday afternoon after a big weekend festival when I pulled


into town and the only evidence that this dusty little place ever has more than 10 visitors was the huge line of port-apotties skirting the almost empty parking lot. We were greeted by Virgil Holdman, resident historian, security enforcer and self-appointed greeter with assurances that Luckenbach is better than its first impressions. “You’ll find live music here every day of the year except for Christmas Day,” he said. “We used to get 14,000 people here for Willie Nelson’s Willie Picnics and we still have a lot of people out when big name performers visit. Corb Lund was here last month.” We walked inside the tiny ramshackle building that serves as the post office, general store and saloon and Holdman pointed to a white line painted on the floor about one metre from the front door. “If you want a drink from the bar, be sure you keep it on the other side of this line,” he said. “This section is an official U.S. post

office and it ain’t legal to drink in the government post office.” While some of the people I was travelling with stopped for a cold one at the bar behind the post office, I made my way outside to check out the famed dancehall, which is one of the oldest in the state. Directly behind the bar was the live music Virgil promised would be there — in the form of two local country artists strumming guitars and singing their original music. A handful of bikers and a few free range chickens were gathered around picnic tables listening to the free concert. One chicken was perched high in a tree and there was a rooster that occasionally added a few of his own notes to the music. The song that made this place famous claimed it was the place to go to “get back to the basics” and as I relaxed at an old wooden picnic table, it felt like I was doing just that.

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Iceland within reach


If you could not afford to visit Iceland when National Geographic Traveler rated it one of the best places to travel in 2012, it just got a lot more affordable. Icelandair now flies direct from Edmonton to Reykjavik four times a week. In less time than it takes to reach Halifax and for the same price as a trip to Toronto, people can visit one of Europe’s coolest destinations. And that is cool as in hip. While it’s located near the Arctic Circle, Iceland’s climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream. It feels more like a chilly Vancouver than Iqaluit. Iceland is an easy destination for Albertans to explore. Most people speak English and renting a car is a relaxing way to explore beyond the capital. Cars are driven on the right side of the road and highways are well marked, albeit in a language with more consonants per word than Albertans are used to! There is much to see outside of Reykjavik. Most tourists satisfy themselves with a visit to Gullfoss, a spectacular waterfall, and the Stokkur geyser that erupts with the regularity of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. With the money you can save on shoulder season airfare, head north to Húsavík, described by some as Europe’s whale watching capital. Boats are the traditional wooden style so bring seasickness medicine if swells bother you. If you want to say you have driven to the Arctic, carry on another 130 km to Raufarhöfn, where you can see the Arctic Circle and view Arctic Henge. A collection of 72 huge stones placed in a huge circle, once finished, it will resemble its ancient predecessor, Stonehenge. If you have more time, tackle Iceland’s Ring Road around the island — 1,300 km of jaw-dropping scenery that was rated one of National Geographic Traveler’s best family trips. Some people will say it can be driven in five days, but allow extra if you want to do more than hurriedly leap from your car to snap the occasional photo. The country’s landscape felt to me like a cross between a Lord of the Rings movie set and the moon. I enjoyed the Icelandic approach to risk management. Icelanders assume you are sensible enough to handle risk so you can walk up to glaciers with little more than a landscaping fence between you and danger. On the south shore at Seljalandfoss waterfall, you can walk behind falls large enough to ruin your hairdo with nary a ‘Do Not Enter’ sign in sight. Similarly, you can walk on the Solheimajokull glacier with its vivid blue ice formations with no special equipment. If you would rather drive than walk offroad, Albertans will find many opportunities for jeep or buggy rides to see glaciers, volcanic craters or lava fields. Iceland also has unusual museums like the one celebrating seals at Hvammstangi or the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft at Holmavik. This is a country that delays road construction rather than disturb elves, so a visit helps understand local beliefs. If you visit in the fall, take time to watch the fall roundup of sheep. It’s a community event as people from the city return to ancestral homes and help carry sheep home that have climbed high on Iceland’s many hills. Like the rest of the country, things are done a bit differently here and everyday sightseeing turns up unexpected discoveries.

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Above left: Whale watching tours start from Husavik’s historic northern harbour. Above right: Iceland offers dramatic views of several waterfalls. Left: Skogasafn provides a glimpse into traditional lifestyles. Below: Road hazards in rural Iceland. Bottom: Gulfoss is a popular stop for sightseeing near the capital.



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ABOVE: Luckenbach is a popular spot for motorcyclists and those with restored cars to go for an afternoon drive. BELOW: The Junction School was a one-room school house located near Johnson’s Texas ranch. The Johnson Administration saw the passage of over 60 education bills, more education legislation than in any other presidential administration. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on April 11, 1965, at this school house. Always the shrewd politician, Johnson had his first teacher sitting beside him as he signed the bill.


TEXAS: Spring, autumn best times to visit Although I can’t say what it would be like if you visited during one of the weekend festivals or when a big name artist was in town, on a sleepy Monday afternoon it was everything Waylon and Willie promised it would be. Her are the top spots to get off the beaten path in Texas Hill Country:

Luckenbach, Texas Luckenbach is an unincorporated community located about 19 km from Fredricksburg, Texas. The main building is a post office/ general store/ beer joint that was constructed in 1849. Live music is a feature every day of the year and big-name performers come out to Luckenbach for festivals and concerts on a regular basis. To learn more about Luckenbach or see a concert schedule, visit

As the 50th anniversary of the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act approaches, people are becoming increasingly nostalgic about the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. Johnson (LBJ) was one of the most complex and controversial presidents in U.S. history and the only president to regularly conduct business from his home as well as the Oval Office. Today that home, known as the Texas White House, is a National Historic Park that commemorates the presidency of LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson and provides an insight into their family life. Although LBJ’s presidency was marred by the controversial Vietnam conflict, he will be forever remembered for passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. He also passed more education legislation than any other president in history. The 36th U.S. president was born and raised on the ranch and regularly conducted state business there. He and Lady Bird Johnson are both buried there. Lady Bird Johnson was a lifelong advocate for the beautification of the nation’s cities and highways and a big promoter of the establishment of parks and green spaces, so it is fitting that she donated the family ranch as a National Historic Park. For more information, visit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Native people considered Enchanted Rock to be a sacred place and climbing the massive granite dome can be a mystical experience. “I met a woman who said she was working as a chartered accountant when she climbed the rock 30 years ago,” ranger Scott Whitener said. “After an out-of-body experience while spending the night on the rock, she sold everything she had and moved to New Mexico to become an artist.” The massive pink granite dome that rises above the dry brushy fields of Texas Hill Country has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. It is the largest pink granite monadnock (isolated rock hill) in the United States and was designated as an historic landmark in 1936. The state natural area surrounding the rock encompasses 665 hectares and is a popular spot for hiking, tenting, and rock climbing. An application has been made to designate the area as an international dark sky preserve and night hikes are popular. “Enchanted Rock is magical at night,” said Whitener. “The granite glistens in the starlight. It’s no wonder natives created legends about it.” It’s a short but steep climb to the top, but the view is spectacular. Rangers help to teach visitors about the geology as well as the endangered fairy shrimp that live on the rock. For more information about the park, visit www.

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Generals ousted BENTLEY DROPS SEMIFINAL TO CLARENVILLE BY CRAIG CAMPBELL SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Clarenville 5 Bentley 1 Bentley Generals were overpowered by the speed and shooting of arch-rival Clarenville Caribous, and the New-

ALLAN CUP foundland team won their Allan Cup semifinal 5-1 to head to the championship game for the second year in a row — while sending Bentley back to Alberta. A red-eyed Ryan Tobler, Bentley’s head coach, was so overcome by emotion shortly after the loss he had to delay a post-game interview. “It’s hard,” Tobler said. Bentley actually got on the score-

board first, taking a 1-0 lead off a Sean Robertson power play goal. Assists went to Curtis Austring and Chris Neismet. The Generals struggled to score goals all week — finding the net just six times in their previous three games. And against Allan Cup tournament leading goalie Jason Churchill, the lone first period goal was all they would get Friday afternoon.

Bentley outshot Clarenville 35 to 27, but Churchill and the Caribous defence weren’t giving an inch. Two minutes into the second period, Clarenville’s tournament leading offence stepped in as well. Dale Sullivan, Chris Hulit, Dustin Russell and Cam Fergus all broke through Bentley’s defence and found the net behind Bentley goalie Travis Yonkman to take a 4-1 lead into the third period.

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39), of Sweden, stops a breakaway by Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) during the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Friday in Tampa, Fla.

Habs dominate Lightning BY STEPHEN WHYNO THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal 4 Tampa Bay 1 TAMPA, Fla. — In Game 1, the Montreal Canadiens controlled the puck. After Game 2, they control the series. A second straight strong performance coupled with the dominance of Carey Price added up to a 4-1 victory over the Lightning on Friday night at Tampa Bay Times Forum and a two games to none stranglehold on the Atlantic Division semifinals. The key for the Habs was building on what they did Wednesday and fix-

ing what ailed them, namely too many mistakes leading to quality scoring chances against and a woeful power play. They did just that, limiting the amount of bad spots they put Price in and ending a power-play drought that lasted almost a month. David Desharnais scored that power-play goal, Rene Bourque had two and Brendan Gallagher another. Desharnais didn’t make too much of the Canadiens’ power-play drought. “You score on the (third) one here tonight, it makes a pretty high per cent,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a big deal.” Price stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced and came less than two minutes

away from his first shutout in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2011. Teddy Purcell’s goal snapped the Habs’ shutout streak in the series to 82:42 that began with Steven Stamkos’s tying goal in the third period of Game 1. Anders Lindback and the Lightning had no such streak going, even though the backup goaltender couldn’t be blamed for the loss. Lindback, playing again in place of the injured Ben Bishop, stopped 20 of 23 shots before the Habs chased him. Kristers Gudlevskis, the Latvian goalie who made 55 saves to put a scare into Team Canada in Sochi, replaced him and allowed a goal on three shots.

It’s possible Gudlevskis gets the call as the series moves to Montreal for Game 3 Sunday at Bell Centre. Game 4 is Tuesday, but thanks to the Habs taking the first two on the road, nothing is guaranteed in this series beyond that. The Habs and Lightning talked about tightening things up from Game 1, and off the bat it looked like that message got through. Many of the defensive-zone turnovers and other mistakes that made for back-and-forth action Wednesday night were down, but scoring chances were plentiful.

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Late goal by Datsyuk sinks Bruins in Game 1 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit 1 Boston 0 BOSTON — The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in the opener of the best-of-seven playoff series Friday night. “We know we’re good enough,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said, “but it’s one thing to know you’re good enough and another thing to show it.” The Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the regular season — although they were 1-3 against the Red Wings — but were locked in a tight game in which neither team had many solid scoring opportunities. The eighth-seeded Red Wings made their last one count. “It’s a good start,” Datsyuk said, “but we know there are many tough games (ahead).” Game 2 of the first playoff matchup between the Original Six teams in 57 years is set for Sunday in Boston. And Detroit doesn’t have to win there again to advance. “I’ll take home-ice advantage any time,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said, “but that doesn’t mean you can’t win on the road ... which is what we have to do in this series if we plan on

winning this.” Datsyuk, still not fully recovered from a knee injury, wasn’t Detroit’s only late-game star. His goal came moments after a brilliant glove save by Jimmy Howard on Milan Lucic’s deflection in front of the net. “It was pretty lucky,” said Howard, who had 25 saves in his third career playoff shutout. Lucic “stuck his stick out and got a lot on it and it just sort of spun (off) my glove and I was just able to get enough of it.” The goal came when Datsyuk carried the puck from the right side to the left in Boston’s zone while teammate Justin Abdelkader skated up the slot between Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton. Both defencemen fell as Datsyuk put a 30-footer past goalie Tuukka Rask’s left glove. “Abby did a great job, drove the middle, created space for him,” Babcock said. That may have distracted Rask. “You just try to get the puck in your eyes and I couldn’t,” Rask said. “Usually, he tries to make a pass.” Puck handlers had very little space throughout the game. “We’re going to have to expect that for the rest of the series and find ways to create some offence,” Boston’s Patrice Bergeron said.

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Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk (13) is congratulated by teammate Johan Franzen after scoring against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the third period of Detroit’s 1-0 win in Game 1 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series, in Boston on Friday.

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Wawrinka eliminates Raonic MONACO — Canadian Milos Raonic is out at the Monte Carlo Masters. The hard-serving native of Thornhill, Ont., was limited to just six aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 quarter-final loss to thirdseeded Stanislas Wawrinka on Friday. Raonic, seeded eighth, was playing his first clay quarter-final at the Masters 1000 level but struggled with consistency against his Swiss opponent, the reigning Australian Open winner. Raonic, 23, is currently ranked No. 10 on the ATP but has lost all three head-to-head matches against Wawrinka. The previous two were hardcourt contests in 2012 and 2013. Raonic played well in an opening set that lasted nearly an hour before getting into trouble in the tiebreaker. He held leads of 3-0 and 5-3 but mental lapses allowed Wawrinka to rally for the victory. Raonic stormed out to a 40-0 lead to start the second set but again Wawrinka rallied to earn the break and take the early lead. “Stan found a rhythm and played more free,” said Raonic. “On the key points, he was really going for his shots. He overtook me and started dictating. “But I’ve done something I’ve never done before (reach quarter-finals on clay at Masters level), so it’s still very positive for me.” Raonic was broken in the seventh game to trail 5-2 before Wawrinka cemented the win a game later. “I was really focused on my serve to be really aggressive from the first shot, to make him move, to make him work every ball,” Wawrinka said. “I just feel


BRIEFS Umberger’s return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world. Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Shaded by Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky for much of his 19 minutes of ice time in Pittsburgh’s 4-3 victory in Game 1, Crosby finished with a secondary assist on Matt Niskanen’s tying power-play goal in the second period, a minus-2 rating and the usual bumps and bruises that are part of the job description this time of year. “I think guys go the extra stride or two to finish their hit,” the NHL’s leading scorer said Friday. “The after-thewhistle stuff, you look for it more.” The Penguins didn’t need Crosby to be spectacular to deny Columbus the first playoff win in franchise history. That’s a good thing, because the intensity will likely ramp up in Game 2 on Saturday night. Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger will play after missing the last two weeks with an upper body injury. One of the few veterans who played in the team’s previous playoff trip in 2009, Umberger’s physical presence will only exacerbate the stylistic differences


GENERALS: Took late penalties As if scoring three goals against Churchill and the Caribous wasn’t already hard enough, Bentley took four late third period penalties. Hulit scored his second of the game on a power play to make it 5-1. James Reid played the final period in net for Bentley. “In the first period we came out a little slow,” Hulit said. “Maybe the off day had something to do with it. Maybe it was a mental thing against Bentley.” He suggested the fact Clarenville did not score a single goal against Bentley in last year’s 3-0 Allan Cup final might have been affecting the Caribous offence. But when the broke the ice early in the second frame, the floodgates broke. “They came out strong,” Hulit said of Bentley. “They’re a big, strong team and they came out hard. We tried to do what we could to get more pucks to the net.” Tobler said Clarenville was looking for opportunities to stretch Bentley’s defence with their speed throughout the game. “That skill is hard to contain for 60 minutes,” Tobler said. He said he was proud of how his players competed and battled, and that he was proud to coach them all year long. “This is a very close bunch of guys and there’s a lot of emotion in (the locker room) right now. That group will never be duplicated,” Tobler said. He pointed out losing their two preliminary games forced Bentley to play four games in four days. “We were prepared . . . but that’s the importance of winning the first two games of the Allan Cup.” Later Friday, the host Dundas Real McCoys beat Kenora Thistles 4-0. Dundas will meet Clarenville in the 2014 Allan Cup championship final Saturday at 3 p.m.



Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, returns to the ball to Milos Raonic of Canada, during their quarterfinals match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday. Wawrinka won 7-6 6-2. strong from the baseline. I feel good physically. “I know that on clay courts, if I play my best tennis, I can beat those guys.” Raonic will try to regroup as the French Open draws closer but found solace with his accomplishment in this clay event.

“I have to be happy with things if I look at the big picture,” he said. “Of course I wish I would have done better, but after one week on clay I’m playing well. “I had expected to work through the weeks up to Paris, getting better as I go along. That’s still the goal. I need to get

between the teams. Columbus held a 47-28 advantage in hits in the opener, rattling the Penguins a bit while taking a two-goal lead early in the second period.

sticking penalty against young forward Jason Akeson. Emery had little chance to stop either scoring shot. His backup’s strong performance took some of the sting away from Mason. But he still hopes to get the call Sunday. “This is the time that you’ve worked all season to get to, and to see the team go out there in a playoff atmosphere at Madison Square Garden where the stakes are so high ... it’s something that you don’t want to be sitting out and watching,” Mason said.

Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers NEW YORK — The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers. Mason missed Thursday’s 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. He was hurt last Saturday against Pittsburgh, when he was knocked over and hit the back of his head on the ice. Mason and the Flyers have declined to say whether he has a concussion. Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York’s Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden. “I felt pretty good for being on the ice for the first time in a couple of days. It was a good step,” the 25-yearold Mason said. “I felt great movementwise. It was a pretty controlled setting and it felt good. “I’ll know exactly when I am ready to go physically, but it is also a management and doctor’s decision, as well.” Ray Emery made 32 saves in Mason’s absence Thursday and couldn’t be blamed for the loss. The game was tied 1-1 in the third period but changed when the Rangers scored twice during a double-minor, high-

CANADIENS: Team effort “It was a complete team effort tonight,” said Canadiens coach Michel Therrien. “I liked the way that we were managing the puck. I liked our checking game too. “We were ready for adjustments from the Lightning and guys really stuck to the game plan.” Price had to make two pad saves in the first minute and then blockered away another 70 seconds in. Lindback had to make a big stop on Desharnais not long after, then stoned Brian Gionta on a breakaway at the seven-minute mark. Before the period ended, Lindback had to make a glove save on Max Pacioretty to keep the Lightning from starting at an intermission deficit. He did, but Montreal didn’t take long in the second to claim a lead. The Habs entered the night 0 for their past 25 on the power play and technically went 0 for 2 in the first period. When Tampa Bay’s Richard Panik went off for hooking early in the second, that drought ended. P.K. Subban delivered a perfect slap pass in front to Desharnais, who tipped it past Lindback at 2:34, just six seconds into the power play. It was Montreal’s first on the power play since March 25 against the Buffalo Sabres.

RED WINGS: Better chances The Bruins scored the third-most goals during the regular season and had just two regulation losses in their last 23 games. Friday’s loss was their first playoff game since they dropped the deciding Game 6 of last season’s Stanley Cup final in Boston. They lost 3-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks after allowing the tying and winning goals in the last 76 seconds.

Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Dallas 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their firstround series. Rookie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in his second post-season start, and Andrew Cogliano scored a shorthanded goal in the third period as the Ducks moved halfway to their first series victory since 2009. Anaheim has won just one post-season round since its only Stanley Cup title in 2007. Kari Lehtonen stopped 16 shots, while Alex Chiasson and Ryan Garbutt scored for the wild-card Stars, who took two one-goal losses to open their first playoff series since 2008. Game 3 is Monday in Dallas. Datsyuk, who missed 16 games with a knee injury before returning April 4, got his first playoff goal since Game 3 of Detroit’s second-round playoff series against Chicago last year. The Red Wings had a 3-1 lead in that series against the Blackhawks, and then lost three in a row. Boston had a decent scoring opportunity in the first minute of the third period when Brad Marchand stole the puck in the Detroit zone and fired a 20-footer from Howard’s right. But the goalie stopped the shot with his pad. The Red Wings had a better chance two minutes later when Rask made a save, and then stuck his right pad out to kick aside Darren Helm’s shot on the rebound.

better on the clay, spend more time on it and do all the clay-specific fitness. This week does give me confidence though.” In doubles action, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic, who won this event in ’09 and ’10, face Monaco’s Romain Arneodo and Benjamin Balleret in quarter-final action. In other singles play, Rafael Nadal lost his quarter-final match to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4. It’s Nadal’s earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn’t defeated Nadal on clay since 2004. A day after becoming the 11th man in the Open era to reach 300 wins on clay, Nadal committed 44 unforced errors and was broken four times. Ferrer lost his own serve three times in the match that lasted over two hours. Nadal won eight consecutive Monte Carlo titles from 2005-’12 before he lost last year’s final to Novak Djokovic. Ferrer will face Wawrinka in semifinal action. “I know I am supposed to be among the favourites, but every time I play a match I am in the state of mind of a challenger who is trying to win an additional match,” said Wawrinka. Swiss star Roger Federer advanced with a 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1 win against No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. Federer was two points from defeat at 0-30 serving at 6-5 down in the second set. Federer, who improved to 114 against Tsonga, wasted 15 straight break points and three set points in the second set But at 6-6 in the tiebreaker, Tsonga hit a wild forehand into the net and Federer tied the match with a volley winner.

Hopkins aims to unify titles against Shumenov BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American. Confrontational showmanship is not unusual in boxing press conferences. But Thursday’s event, promoting a title unification bout, was a fascinating look at how the 49-year-old Hopkins tried to gain a psychological edge on the 30-year-old Shumenov. It’s an edge Hopkins hopes to exploit at the D.C. Armory on Saturday night, when he attempts to become the oldest fighter to unify world titles. While Hopkins is the IBF champion, Shumenov holds the WBA and IBA belts. With a victory, Hopkins would be in line for a fight with WBC champion Adonis Stephenson. “This is an opportunity for me to represent the 40-and-up club, which is very much alive in the world,” Hopkins said. “Enjoy and understand that this is history. I’m defending something bigger than my title — my legendary, 20-plus-year legacy. That’s more important than anything around my waist.” Shumenov (14-1) came to the U.S. seven years ago. When he captured the WBA title in his 10th professional fight, he was the least experienced boxer to win a world light heavyweight crown. Shumenov’s star is rising, but leading up to this fight, it has been eclipsed by the charisma and resume of Hopkins (54-6-2), who won his first world championship when Shumenov was 11 years old. “I know a little bit about him, but he knows a lot about me,” Hopkins said. “So get ready for school, student. This is no disrespect. This is logic. I am the professor, with a PhD-slash-IQ.” Hopkins remains true to his words in the ring, where he frustrates foes with experience, guile and, most of all, defence. Since knocking out Oscar De La Hoya in 2004, 14 of Hopkins’ last 15 fights have gone the distance. The only one that didn’t was stopped on a foul in the final round.


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● Bowling: Alberta Open 5-in championship at Heritage Lanes, 8:30 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. ● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Blackfalds Wranglers vs. Northern Ontario, 10 a.m. MDT; Blackfalds vs. Manitoba, 6:15 p.m. MDT. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup at Dundas, Ont. — Championship final on TSN, time to be determined.


● Junior B hockey: Western Canada Keystone Cup championship at Abbotsford, B.C. — Bronze-medal game at 11 a.m. MDT; gold-medal game at 2 p.m. MDT.

Transactions ATHLETICS U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Announced distance runner Andrew Carnes has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility for purchase, possession and use of synthetic erythropoietin, retroactive to Oct. 25, 2013. BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Recalled RHP Justin Miller from Toledo (IL). Optioned OF Tyler Collins to Toledo. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Kevin Chapman to Oklahoma City (PCL). Selected the contract of LHP Raul Valdes from Oklahoma City. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list. Recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Josh Wall from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS — Sent SS Jason Bartlett to Fort Myers (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Recalled INF Eduardo Nunez from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Doolittle on a five-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Aaron Poreda from Round Rock (PCL). Designated INF Andy Parrino for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Recalled OF Anthony Gose from Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Reinstated OF Cody Ross from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment. ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent RHP Gavin Floyd to Mississippi (SL) and LHP Mike Minor to Gwinnett (IL) for rehab assignments. CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Traded 1B Ike Davis to Pittsburgh for RHP Zack Thornton and a player to be named. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named Drew Cloud executive vice-president/chief sales and marketing officer. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Sent OF Denard Span to Hagerstown (SAL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Blake Treinen to Syracuse (IL). Recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed RHP Drew Bowlin. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded LHP Connor Whalen to Lake Erie and INF Chase Tucker to the Frontier Greys (Frontier) for players to be named. LAREDO LEMURS — Released C Brian Peterson. Traded INF Mike Provencher to Quebec (CanAm) for a player to be named. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed LHP Trery Barham and RHP Zach Varce. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed 1B Angelo Songco WICHITA WINGNUTS — Traded C John Bowden to Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for future considerations. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Ty Kelley. Traded OF Chris Valencia to St. Paul (AA) for a player to be named. Eastern League TRENTON THUNDER — Called up LHP Matt Tracy from Staten Island (NY-P). Assigned RHP Joel De La Cruz to Staten Island. Frontier League FRONTIER GREYS — Signed RHP Clint Wright. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed C Tyler Roberts. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Kayvon Bahramzadeh and INF Denver Chavez. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed OF George Barber. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Released RHP Brian Oliver. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Chicago coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Thursday’s game. American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES — Assigned F Eric Kattelus and F Yannick Veilleux to Kalamazoo (ECHL). HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Released D Jonathan Narbonne from his tryout agreement. IOWA WILD — Returned G Joel Martin to Kalamazoo (ECHL). PORTLAND PIRATES — Returned D Sam Klassen to Greenville (ECHL). UTAH GRIZZLIES — Released G Pete Gibb as emergency backup. Signed G Sam Marotta to an amateur tryout agreement. UTICA COMETS — Returned F Ray Kaunisto to Kalamazoo (ECHL). ECHL STOCKTON THUNDER — Added F Alan Quine to the roster. COLLEGE BUTLER — Announced freshman G Elijah Brown is transferring out of the basketball program. CLEMSON — Named Kelly Audia women’s assistant volleyball coach and recruiting co-ordinator. DUKE — Announced sophomore F Rodney Hood will enter the NBA draft. Promoted men’s assistant basketball coach Jef Capel to associate head coach and men’s basketball special assistant Jon Scheyer to assistant coach. GEORGIA TECH — Named Mamadou N’Diaye men’s assistant basketball coach. MIAMI — Announced men’s basketball F James Kelly will transfer. MISSISSIPPI — Announced men’s basketball F M.J. Rhett is transferring from Tennessee State. NORTHERN ILLINOIS — Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery on a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. TULSA — Named Frank Haith men’s basketball coach. WINSTON-SALEM STATE — Named James Wilhelmi men’s interim basketball coach.

Soccer MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T GF Columbus 5 3 1 1 8 Toronto 5 3 2 0 5 Kansas City 5 2 1 2 5 D.C. 5 2 2 1 5 New England 6 2 3 1 4 Philadelphia 7 1 2 4 9 New York 7 1 2 4 8 Houston 5 2 3 0 7 Chicago 6 0 1 5 9 Montreal 6 0 3 3 6

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Today’s games 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. Wednesday, April 23 Houston at New York, 5:30 p.m.




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


Edmonton vs Medicine Hat (Edmonton leads series 1-0) Friday, Apr. 18 Edmonton 8 Medicine Hat 3 Sunday, Apr. 20 Medicine Hat at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 22 Edmonton at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 23 Edmonton at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 26 x-Medicine Hat at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 28 x-Edmonton at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 29 x-Medicine Hat at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Montreal 4 Tampa Bay1 Sunday, April 20 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 5 p.m.

Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Anaheim at Dallas, 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Dallas at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh (1) vs. Columbus (WC) (Pittsburgh leads series 1-0) Wednesday, April 16 Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19 Columbus at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Monday, April 21 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 5 p.m.

San Jose (2) vs. Los Angeles (3) Thursday, April 17 Los Angeles at San Jose, late Sunday, April 20 Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 San Jose at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. x — if necessary.

Goal — Detroit: Howard (W, 1-0-0); Boston: Rask (L, 0-1-0). 2014 WORLD UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP At Sites in Finland PRELIMINARY ROUND Group A W OW OL L GF GA Pt Slovakia 1 0 1 0 6 3 4 Canada 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 Russia 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 Sweden 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 Germany 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 Group B W OW OL L GF GA Pt Czech Rep. 1 0 0 0 9 2 3 Finland 1 0 0 0 6 1 3 Switzerland 1 0 0 0 4 2 3 U.S. 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 Denmark 0 0 0 2 3 15 0

FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES N.Y. Rangers (2) vs. Philadelphia (3) (NY Rangers leads series 1-0) Thursday, April 17 NY Rangers 4 Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 20 Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

Kelowna vs Portland Friday, Apr. 18 Portland at Kelowna, 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 19 Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 22 Kelowna at Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 23 Kelowna at Portland, 8 p.m. Friday, Apr. 25 x-Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 27 x-Kelowna at Portland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 29 x-Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. x — if necessary.

Canadiens 4, Lightning 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Stamkos TB (high-sticking) 15:30, Bench Mtl (too many men) 16:22. Second Period 1. Montreal, Desharnais 1 (Subban, Pacioretty) 2:34 (pp). 2. Montreal, Bourque 1 (Vanek, Subban) 10:35. Penalties — Panik TB (hooking) 2:28, Prust Mtl (fighting) 2:56, Gudas TB (fighting) 2:56, Gudas TB (holding) 2:56, Prust Mtl (roughing) 2:56, Desharnais Mtl (tripping) 7:29. Third Period 3. Montreal, Gallagher 1 (unassisted) 11:46. 4. Montreal, Bourque 2 (Eller) 14:39. 5. Tampa Bay, Purcell 1 (Hedman, Filppula) 18:01 (pp). Penalties — Killorn TB (holding) 9:14, Vanek Mtl (roughing) 15:09, Paquette TB (cross-checking) 15:09, Paquette TB (misconduct) 15:09, Eller Mtl (hooking) 17:20. Shots on goal by Montreal 10 8 8 — 26 Tampa Bay 11 8 8 — 27

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Colorado (1) vs. Minnesota (WC) (Colorado leads series 1-0) Thursday, April 17 Colorado 5 Minnesota 4, OT Saturday, April 19 Minnesota at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Colorado at Minnesota, 5 p.m.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs FIRST ROUND Division Semifinals

St. Louis (2) vs. Chicago (3) (St. Louis leads series 1-0) Thursday, April 17 St. Louis 4 Chicago 3, 3OT Saturday, April 19 Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Monday, April 21 St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Chicago at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston (1) vs. Detroit (WC) (Detroit leads series 1-0) Friday, April 18 Detroit 1 Boston 0 Sunday, April 20 Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Boston at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Boston at Detroit, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 x-Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.

Goal — Montreal: Price (W, 2-0-0); Tampa Bay: Lindback (L, 0-2-0). Red Wings 1, Bruins 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Chara Bos (boarding) 16:08. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Krug Bos (holding) 15:58. Third Period 1. Detroit, Datsyuk 1 (Franzen) 16:59. Penalties — Tatar Det (interference) 5:17. Shots on goal by Detroit 11 5 8 — 24 Boston 9 7 9 — 25

Pacific Division Anaheim (1) vs. Dallas (WC) (Anaheim leads series 2-0) Wednesday, April 16 Anaheim 4 Dallas 3 Friday, April 18 Anaheim 3 Dallas 2 Monday, April 21

Tampa Bay (2) vs. Montreal (3) (Montreal leads series 2-0) Wednesday, April 16 Montreal 5 Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18

Note: Three points for a regulation win, two for an overtime/shootout win and one for an overtime/ shootout loss. Friday’s results At Lapeenranta, Finland Czech Republic 9 Denmark 2 At Imatra, Finland Slovakia 4 Germany 1 Today’s games At Lapeenranta, Finland Czech Republic vs. U.S., 6 a.m. Switzerland vs. Finland, 9:30 a.m. At Imatra, Finland Germany vs. Canada, 7 a.m. Sweden vs. Russia, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s games At Lapeenranta, Finland U.S. vs. Denmark, 9:30 a.m. At Imatra, Finland Canada vs. Slovakia, 7 a.m. Monday, April 21 At Lapeenranta, Finland Czech Republic vs. Finland, 6 a.m. Denmark vs. Switzerland, 9:30 a.m. At Imatra, Finland Germany vs. Russia, 7 a.m. Slovakia vs. Sweden, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 At Lapeenranta, Finland Switzerland vs. Czech Republic, 6 a.m. Finland vs. U.S., 9:30 a.m. At Imatra, Finland Russia vs. Canada, 7 a.m. Sweden vs. Germany, 10:30 p.m. End of Preliminary Round

Basketball EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana (1) vs. Atlanta (8) Today’s game Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Indiana at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Indiana at Atlanta, noon Monday, April 28 x-Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m.

L.A. Clippers (3) vs. Golden State (6) Today’s game Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 1:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (1) vs. Dallas (8) Sunday’s game Dallas at San Antonio, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 Dallas at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 San Antonio at Dallas, 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 San Antonio at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto (3) vs. Brooklyn (6) Today’s game Brooklyn at Toronto, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 Brooklyn at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 Toronto at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Toronto at Brooklyn, 5 p.m.

Houston (4) vs. Portland (5) Sunday’s game Portland at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Portland at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 Houston at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Houston at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City (2) vs. Memphis (7) Today’s game Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 6 p.m.

Chicago (4) vs. Washington (5) Sunday’s game Washington at Chicago, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Washington at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25

Miami (2) vs. Charlotte (7) Sunday’s game Charlotte at Miami, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23

Saturday, April 26 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Chicago at Washington, 11 a.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Miami at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Monday, April 28 Miami at Charlotte, 5 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND Quarter-finals (Best-of-7)

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 10 7 .588 8 7 .533 9 8 .529 8 9 .471 7 10 .412 Central Division W L Pct 7 6 .538 8 7 .533 8 8 .500 8 9 .471 7 9 .438 West Division W L Pct 10 5 .667 10 7 .588 8 8 .500 7 9 .438 5 11 .313

GB — 1 1 2 3 GB — — 1/2 1 1.5 GB — 1 2.5 3.5 5.5

Friday’s Games Toronto 3, Cleveland 2 L.A. Angels 11, Detroit 6 Baltimore 8, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 11, N.Y. Yankees 5 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Texas 12, Chicago White Sox 0 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 0 Houston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Today’s Games Toronto (Buehrle 3-0) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-1), 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 0-1), 11:08 a.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 0-1) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 11:35 a.m. Minnesota (Correia 0-1) at Kansas City (B.Chen 0-1), 12:10 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3) at Oakland (Kazmir 2-0), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (Elias 1-1) at Miami (H.Alvarez 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-0) at Texas (Lewis 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Seattle at Miami, 11:10 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 5:05 p.m. Monday’s Games

Baltimore at Boston, 9:05 a.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 11 5 .688 Washington 10 7 .588 New York 8 8 .500 Philadelphia 7 9 .438 Miami 7 10 .412 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 12 5 .706 St. Louis 10 7 .588 Pittsburgh 8 9 .471 Cincinnati 7 9 .438 Chicago 4 11 .267 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 10 6 .625 San Francisco 10 6 .625 Colorado 9 9 .500 San Diego 7 9 .438 Arizona 4 14 .222

GB — 1.5 3 4 4.5 GB — 2 4 4.5 7 GB — — 2 3 7

Friday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3 Washington 3, St. Louis 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Colorado 12, Philadelphia 1 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. San Diego 2 San Francisco 1 Saturday’s Games St. Louis (Lynn 3-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-0), 11:05 a.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 0-1), 12:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 0-2) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-2), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (Elias 1-1) at Miami (H.Alvarez 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (Bolsinger 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 2-0), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-1) at Colorado (Lyles 2-0), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Hudson 2-0) at San Diego (Stults 0-2), 6:40 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Seattle at Miami, 11:10 a.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m.

St. Louis at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

Nolasco, Tonkin (6), Burton (7), Duensing (8) and K.Suzuki; Vargas, Crow (8), Coleman (9) and S.Perez. W—Vargas 2-0. L—Nolasco 1-2. HRs— Kansas City, Moustakas (2). Seattle Miami

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C.Young, Beimel (4), Wilhelmsen (6), Furbush (7), Medina (8) and Zunino; Eovaldi, M.Dunn (7), A.Ramos (7), Cishek (9) and Saltalamacchia. W— Cishek 1-0. L—Medina 0-1. HRs—Miami, Saltalamacchia (2), Stanton (6). 0 1

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Hutchison, Delabar (6), Cecil (7), Wagner (8), Santos (9) and Navarro; Masterson, Rzepczynski (7), Allen (7), Atchison (8), Outman (9), C.Lee (9) and Y.Gomes. W—Delabar 1-0. L—Rzepczynski 0-1. Sv—Santos (5). HRs—Cleveland, C.Santana (1).

Simon, LeCure (7), M.Parra (8), Broxton (9) and Mesoraco; Samardzija, Grimm (8), Russell (9) and Castillo. W—Simon 2-1. L—Samardzija 0-2. Sv— Broxton (2).

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Weaver, Wall (7), Jepsen (7), Kohn (8), Frieri (9) and Iannetta; Smyly, Putkonen (4), J.Miller (6), Coke (8), E.Reed (9) and Avila. W—Weaver 1-2. L—Smyly 1-1. HRs—Los Angeles, H.Kendrick 2 (2), Pujols (5). New York 040 T. Bay 000

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Lohse, Thornburg (7), W.Smith (7), Henderson (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Maldonado; Morton, Pimentel (7), Ju.Wilson (9) and R.Martin. W—Lohse 3-1. L— Morton 0-2. Sv—Fr.Rodriguez (5). HRs—Milwaukee, C.Gomez (5). St. Louis Wash.

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Kuroda, Phelps (6), Thornton (7), Warren (7), Cabral (8), Kelley (8) and McCann; Bedard, Boxberger (4), McGee (6), Jo.Peralta (8), B.Gomes (9) and Hanigan. W—McGee 1-0. L—Warren 0-1. HRs—Tampa Bay, S.Rodriguez (3).

Wacha, Rosenthal (8) and Y.Molina; G.Gonzalez, Clippard (8), Storen (8), R.Soriano (9) and Lobaton. W—G.Gonzalez 3-1. L—Wacha 2-1. Sv—R.Soriano (4). HRs—Washington, Rendon (3).

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Tillman, Matusz (6), O’Day (8) and Wieters; Lackey, A.Miller (6), Badenhop (7), Mujica (9) and Pierzynski. W—Tillman 2-1. L—Lackey 2-2. Sv—O’Day (1). Chicago Texas

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Golf RBC HERITAGE At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,101; Par 71 (36-35) Partial Second Round a-denotes amateur K.J. Choi Scott Langley Luke Donald Billy Hurley III Nicholas Thompson Geoff Ogilvy Charl Schwartzel Tim Herron Brian Stuard Kevin Streelman Harris English William McGirt Chris Stroud Stewart Cink Charles Howell III a-Matthew Fitzpatrick Camilo Villegas John Mallinger J.B. Holmes Ken Duke Jordan Spieth Patrick Reed Tim Clark Pat Perez Andrew Loupe Briny Baird Jonathan Byrd Zach Johnson Jason Kokrak Robert Garrigus Ryo Ishikawa Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Ricky Barnes Erik Compton Kevin Kisner David Toms Brendon Todd James Hahn Mark Anderson Charlie Beljan Josh Teater Mike Weir Brendon de Jonge Aaron Baddeley Kevin Chappell a-Hunter Stewart Danny Lee

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Jim Renner Charlie Wi Lucas Glover Marc Leishman Kevin Na Tom Watson Chad Collins Mark Wilson Hideki Matsuyama Davis Love III Kyle Stanley Jason Bohn Kevin Tway Bryce Molder Martin Laird James Driscoll Russell Henley Ben Curtis

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LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP At Ko Olina Golf Club Course Kapolei, Hawaii Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,383; Par: 72 Third Round a-denotes amateur Angela Stanford Hyo Joo Kim Michelle Wie Cristie Kerr Amy Anderson Inbee Park So Yeon Ryu Chella Choi Katie M. Burnett Julieta Granada Amelia Lewis Haru Nomura Se Ri Pak Na Yeon Choi Shanshan Feng Ariya Jutanugarn Katherine Kirk Azahara Munoz Paula Reto Jimin Kang Christina Kim Ayako Uehara Christel Boeljon a-So Young Lee Danah Bordner Sun Young Yoo Irene Coe Mariajo Uribe

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Paola Moreno 76-69-72 Brooke Pancake 75-69-73 Silvia Cavalleri 72-71-74 Kim Kaufman 72-71-74 Lydia Ko 72-71-74 Pornanong Phatlum 71-71-75 Morgan Pressel 73-69-75 Jennifer Kirby 72-69-76 Hee Young Park 75-73-70 Ryann O’Toole 77-69-72 Victoria Elizabeth 72-73-73 Erica Popson 75-70-73 Jenny Shin 73-72-73 Lizette Salas 73-71-74 Tiffany Joh 73-68-77 Moira Dunn 77-71-71 Caroline Masson 75-73-71 Pernilla Lindberg 78-69-72 Line Vedel 76-71-72 Nicole Jeray 74-72-73 Mi Hyang Lee 73-73-73 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-73-73 Moriya Jutanugarn 72-72-75 Mo Martin 74-69-76 Gerina Piller 75-68-76 Eun-Hee Ji 77-71-72 Amy Yang 74-73-73 Jennifer Rosales 74-72-74 Yani Tseng 74-72-74 Haeji Kang 74-69-77 Ha Na Jang 70-69-81 Dori Carter 75-72-74 Paula Creamer 73-74-74 Juli Inkster 74-72-75 Danielle Kang 72-73-76 Hee-Won Han 76-71-75 Meena Lee 73-74-75 Lisa McCloskey 74-72-76 Caroline Hedwall 75-68-79 Hyun Soo Kim 73-75-75 Megan McChrystal 76-72-75 Giulia Molinaro 74-74-75 Ji Young Oh 76-71-76 Dani Holmqvist 76-69-78 Jaye Marie Green 80-68-76 Alejandra Llaneza 74-74-76 Seon Hwa Lee 78-70-77 Sarah Jane Smith 77-71-78 Carlota Ciganda 76-71-79 GREATER GWINNETT At TPC Sugarloaf Duluth, Ga. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 7,131; Par 72

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First Round Miguel A. Jimenez Steve Pate Bernhard Langer Kenny Perry Fred Couples Jeff Sluman Rod Spittle Colin Montgomerie P.H. Horgan III Jeff LeMaster Chien Soon Lu Duffy Waldorf Gary Hallberg Peter Jacobsen Bob Gilder Roger Chapman Jay Haas Marco Dawson Joey Sindelar Bill Glasson Mike Goodes Peter Senior Billy Andrade Brian Henninger Joel Edwards Kirk Triplett Michael Allen David Frost Fred Funk Mike Reid Nick Price Esteban Toledo Mark McNulty Anders Forsbrand Larry Mize Wes Short, Jr. Rocco Mediate Mark Calcavecchia Bart Bryant Hale Irwin Russ Cochran Olin Browne Bob Tway Scott Dunlap Morris Hatalsky Wayne Levi Steve Elkington Joe Durant Corey Pavin Willie Wood John Riegger Tom Lehman Tom Pernice Jr.

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Choi leads before storms move in BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


K. J. Choi watches his drive from the 10th tee during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday.

RBC HERITAGE children. However, after hearing for years how Harbour Town might suit his game, he decided to play the South Carolina course. “If you just hit it beneath the trees, it’s a good course to play,� Choi said. “It has very small targets and this course is working well.� Kuchar, the world’s sixth-ranked player, probably wished the storm had arrived sooner. His tee shot found water on the par-3 fourth hole for a double bogey. He sent his drive out of bounds on No. 6 to drop two more shots. Kuchar opened with a steady performance — Thursday’s 66 was his lowest career round at Harbour Town — just a few days after contending in the Masters.

He’ll see if he can find that game once play resumes. His bad start didn’t seem to bother him much. He smiled after hitting his provisional drive on the sixth hole, and then talked about the good time he and his family were having at Hilton Head. “Chasing my youngest around the beach, so had some fun this morning,� Kuchar said. “It’s going to be lots of games and some movies maybe the next couple of days.� Allenby jumped into second after birdies on the first and second holes and was glad to get out of the inclement weather. “It’s not fun when it’s blowing 20 miles an hour every different direction and it’s raining at the same time,� he said. “So it was nice get out of there.� Donald is coming off a disheartening Masters (he shot 79-70 to miss the cut), but he generally plays well at the RBC Heritage. He’s had four top threes

in his past five appearances and, with his 69, broke par for the 17th time in his last 22 rounds here. “It’s a good course for me and my results have certainly showed that in the last few years,� Donald said. Divots: U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson improved on his first-round showing of 75 to shoot 73 on Friday. The 6-over 148 title was still two shots more than the projected cut line. While Watson hoped to play better, he was just as happy he got a chance to see young Ryder Cup contenders like Spieth and Patrick Reed up close. “Those were my intentions this week,� he said. ... Five-time RBC Heritage champion Davis Love III won’t be around for the final two rounds after following a strong 1-under 70 Thursday with an 80 in the second round — Love’s highest score ever in 93 career rounds at Harbour Town.


Silver believes teams are taking those players young because of the system in place, not because it’s their preference. “The fact that our teams would draft these players if they were coming out of high school as they used to, or one year out of college, I think doesn’t mean change isn’t necessary,� Silver said Friday. The age limit requiring American players to be 19 and a year out of high school was implemented in 2005, creating a system where players would simply go to college for a year and then declare for the draft. Silver and predecessor David Stern have long spoken about the desire to increase the limit to 20. But no change, which would have to be discussed with the union, was made during the last round of collective bargaining in 2011. The sides haven’t been able to have much serious discussion since then. The union has been without an executive director since ousting Billy Hunter 14 months ago, but Silver’s desire for change remains.


Raising NBA draft age limit Silver’s top priority


Toronto Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera looks toward Edwin Encarnacion at first base after Encarnacion hit an RBI single off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday in Cleveland. Cabrera scored on the play. The Blue Jays defeated the Indians 3-2.

NEW YORK — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Silver is moving cautiously on potential changes to areas such as the lottery format and playoff structure, but makes it clear that raising the draft age limit to abolish the so-called “one and done� is one of his priorities. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke are expected to be top-five picks in June, but


Cabrera lifts Jays over Indians BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto 3 Cleveland 2 CLEVELAND — Sergio Santos wasn’t as wild. He was just as worrisome. Santos retired Michael Brantley on a hard grounder with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to close out Toronto’s 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto’s go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion’s single before the Blue Jays withstood a shaky ninth by Santos, who bounced back from an awful outing in Minnesota on Thursday. “It got a little hairy there,� Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “But the bottom line is he got it done.� On Thursday, Santos threw three wild pitches in the eighth, allowing three runs to score, and he and two Blue Jays relievers combined for eight walks in the inning as the Twins rallied to beat Toronto 9-5 and sweep a doubleheader. Clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Indians, Santos gave up a leadoff double to Lonnie Chisenhall and struck out Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher — on six pitches. Santos then went to 3-2 counts before walking Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to load the bases before getting Brantley on a one-hop smash that Encarnacion knocked down before touching the bag. “Trust me, I’d love to get a 1-2-3 with fewer pitches,� Santos said. “But it’s a long year and I’m trying to learn as much as I can.� Santos insisted he didn’t carry Thursday’s performance to the mound. “I didn’t think about that once,� he said. “The second we left Minnesota, all that stuff was left there. New day. New stadium. New team. New opportu-

nity. That’s all I was looking for.� The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1), and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen. Steve Delabar (1-0), also involved in the eighth-inning debacle at Minnesota, got the win in relief of starter Drew Hutchison. Following the game, Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for shortstop Jose Reyes, who has been out since opening day with a strained hamstring. Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer for the Indians, who have dropped six of eight. Cabrera got his first three hits off Indians starter Justin Masterson, improving to 15 for 27 against the righthander. Down 2-1, the Blue Jays scored twice in the seventh to take the lead and chase Masterson. Ryan Goins walked with one out and manager Terry Francona pulled Masterson, who allowed six hits, struck out nine and remained without a decision in four starts. Cabrera followed with a single off Rzepczynski, and Kawasaki tied it with his single. Allen came on to face Jose Bautista, and catcher Yan Gomes’ throwing error to first moved up the runners. Bautista was then walked intentionally and Encarnacion hammered his single to centre, putting the Blue Jays ahead 3-2. Gomes and Swisher had put on a play to try to pick off Kawasaki, but the throw skipped into right field. “It’s a hard one to swallow,� Gomes said. “Probably right there it cost us the game.� NOTES: Bautista has reached safely in all 17 games . . . . Cabrera has 11 four-hit games. With a chance to get his fifth hit, he grounded out in the ninth.

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Kevin Martin retires BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Kevin Martin, a Canadian curling star whose career highlights include an Olympic gold medal and a world championship, will soon throw his last rock. The Edmonton skip announced his retirement Friday at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Players’ Championship in Summerside, P.E.I. Martin plans to finish the event before joining Sportsnet as a broadcast analyst next season as well as becoming a spokesman for the series. The decision to retire came after the Canadian Olympic curling trials in December when Martin’s rink failed to book a ticket to the Sochi Games. Martin had planned to hold off the announcement until the season was over, but that changed when news surfaced that second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert were joining national champion Kevin Koe’s rink. But retirement has been on the 47-year-old’s mind since winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. “I guess when it comes to sports you kind of know when it’s time,” said Martin. “I thought about retiring after Vancouver and we ended up deciding to play and try to get to Sochi and trained extremely hard in the last year and came close. But Jacobs ended up winning, which is great, but that was it. “I’m not trying for another four-year term. Right after the trials that’s when I told the team and I phoned my sponsors. Everyone knew, I just didn’t want to announce anything at the time. That’s not really proper.” Martin has been a powerhouse in Canadian curling since making his junior debut

in 1984. He won a Canadian junior curling championship with Alberta in 1985 and never looked back. He leaves the sport having also won a world championship in 2008, a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and four gold medals at the Brier. He also holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17, including seven Players’ Championships. Martin’s departure from the sport hasn’t coincided with a drop in results. He said it was important to end his career at a high point.

Central men’s team still in contention at 5-pin bowling provincials

Wranglers lose to Abbotsford, Beaver Valley at Keystone Cup

The Central Alberta men’s team remains in contention heading into the final day of the team competition at the Open provincial 5-pin bowling championships at Heritage Lanes. The team of Gary Baird, Terry Ell, Shelby Chrest, Kevin Armstrong, Eric Kjos and Anthony Streit have accumulated 58 points heading into the final seven games today. Calgary leads with 67.5 points just ahead of Edmonton with 67. However, both Edmonton and Central Alberta have had four byes while Calgary has had three. The Central Zone plays both Calgary and Edmonton twice each today. The Northern Zone had 53 points with the South sitting with 42.5 Edmonton is the runaway leader in the mixed division with 80 points while Calgary has 65 and Central Alberta 62. The North had 56 and the South 25. The Central mixed team consists of Karie Krutz, David Philpot, Gene Ziebarth, Rhonda Barber, Stacey Hafso and Donna Hort. The Central Alberta ladies team of Holly Harris, Jeanne Campbell, Barb Taillon, Nancy Gervais, Bonnie Clermont and Shauna Pirie Laisnez are in fourth place with 34 points. Calgary leads with 87 points with Edmonton at 85 and the North with 54. The South has 28. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. today and ends at 5 p.m.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The Blackfalds Wranglers are a longshot to make the final in the Keystone Cup Western Canada Junior B Hockey Championships. The Wranglers lost 5-1 to both the host Abbotsford Pilots on Thursday and the B.C. champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday to sit with a 1-2 record heading into their final two round-robin games today. The Wranglers opened the six-team tournament with an 8-0 win over Saskatoon Quakers Thursday. Bryce Boguski had three goals against the Quakers with singles added by Chance Abbott, Bryce Marshall, Robin Carlson, Trent Hermary and Jared Guilbault. Kyle Baumgartner made 34 saves in goal. Hermary had the lone goal against the Pilots with Thomas Isaman starting in goal and making 23 saves on 27 shots over 29 minutes. Baumgartner stopped 21 of 22 shots over the final 31 minutes. Guilbault tallied for the Wranglers against the Nitehawks. Baumgartner started in goal and played 27 minutes, 45 seconds and allowed four goals on 26 shots. Isaman faced 19 shots the rest of the way finishing with 18 saves. The top two teams following the round-robin make the final with the next two playing for bronze. The Wranglers face Thunder Bay, Ont., and Selkirk, Man today.


Spring Jamboree

Playoff experience is the early theme of Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series TORONTO — Kyle Lowry addressed his teammates after the Toronto Raptors concluded the regular-season Wednesday night. While Toronto’s point guard wouldn’t repeat his speech for reporters — “That’s for me and my guys to know” — any words of wisdom are much appreciated by this young Raptors playoff team. “I think they’re going to lean on us (veterans) a lot,” Lowry said of his less experienced teammates. “But we’re all going to help. We’re all going to be in this together. “We’re 15 deep so we’ve got guys who are very experienced, inexperienced, we’ve got a coach who has a ring. So everyone is going to lean on everybody.” Experience is the early theme of the Raptors’ opening-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Toronto hosts the Nets in Game 1 on Saturday and Game 2 on Tuesday before the series shifts to Brooklyn. The Nets’ expected starting five — Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Andrei Kirilenko, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett — have 417 post-season starts between them. The Raptors’ starters — Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas — have none. Lowry and Johnson at least have some post-season experience — Lowry played 13 playoff games as a backup point guard for Houston in 2009 while Johnson played in 11 post-season games with Detroit in 2008 and ’09. As for the rest of the starters, they don’t know quite what to expect. But they’re about to find out. “We’ll figure it out Saturday,” the 23-year-old Ross said. Ross said he’s been told the big difference is intensity. “The one thing that stuck out to me the most is the season’s all about repetition,” Ross said. “When you get to the playoffs, it’s all about it’s your chance to prove what you’ve been doing the whole season.”

“Absolutely. It’s really important to me that I wasn’t one of those guys that, you know, you’re sliding down the hill there. I just don’t want to be that guy,” he said. “You know the trials, I felt so good after the trials. It’s about the best I’ve ever played I think. About a 93 per cent average for the week. “So I was really good. So I was happy, not happy to not win, but that it was a good strong effort because I’m certainly not waiting around four more years for sure.”


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From top, clockwise: Blazing Mad Dogs, the four-time reigning champions, with their guitar trophies; Juke Box Heroes of Z99/KG Country took the media guitar trophy for the second straight year; participants got into the fun spirit of the evening; master of ceremonies Andrew Loughrin, from Z99; the evening included a dance contest.

A total of $25,600 was raised for Family and Support Services of Central Alberta Juke Box Mania 2014, the fourth annual fundraiser for Family Services of Central Alberta on Saturday, March 22, was a great success! The Name that Tune game challenged players to name musical artists, movie jingles, television shows, and various songs from every musical genre. The evening began with a live auction of three local DJs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tony from the morning crew at Z99; Rebecca from Big 105; and Grant from 106.7 The Drive. Those three assisted the highest bidder with song names and artists that played in

the first two rounds of the evening. Highlights of the evening included an air band contest, dance and best costume contest, as well as silent and live auction, 50/50 draw and raffle. At the end of the game, the Opus Award was awarded to the Blazing Mad Dogs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; four-time reigning champions. The media winner, also the reigning champions for participating radio stations, was awarded to The Juke Box Heroes from Z99/KG Country. A total of $25,600 was raised for Family Services of Central Alberta to support

programs and services for individuals and families in Central Alberta. Special thanks to Andrew Loughrin from Z99, who emceed the evening; TJ the DJ and Family Services Ottawa, along with all our radio friends, including The River 100.7 FM for their contribution to the evening. FSCA is a registered charity that has been helping families in Central Alberta since 1971. For more information on our programs and services, how you can volunteer or make a donation, visit or call us at 403-343-6400.






LEARNING TO DRAW PEOPLE Teens who want to learn how to draw more than stick people can learn from a real artist on May 13. A professional artist will teach at the event, which runs from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library downtown branch. All supplies will be provided. Teens need only bring their imaginations. The downtown branch is located at 4818 49th St. For details about this or other library programs, check or call 403-346-4576.

Efforts are afoot to try to establish a school in Nordegg but judging by past attempts, it could be a tall order. A Nordegg school committee was formed in February with the objective of bringing some education to the mountain hamlet. Representatives from area school divisions have come together to discuss with area residents, politicians and bureaucrats how to make such a goal viable. The prospective school would be primarily for a cohort of 20 to 30 students from the Smallboy Camp north of the hamlet. Those students were being schooled in Nordegg through a program run by the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division at the start of this school year, but jurisdictional conflicts

forced the end of that initiative. Since October, the approximately 25 students that the program catered to have simply not been attending school. There is a school at the Smallboy Camp and another on the Big Horn Reserve west of Nordegg, but the adult leader of the group of students has claimed that those schools are inadequate. Those behind the renewed Nordegg school effort have set September 2015 as their goal for establishing something formal in the hamlet’s new public works building. Regardless if that can be realized, Wild Rose Public Schools superintendent Brian Celli said something temporary needs to be in place for this September to get the 25 students back in school. “We need to address that. As an adult community, I don’t care who’s sitting around the table, that’s just unacceptable, so we

need to take that on somehow,” said Celli. The Red Deer Catholic initiative ended when it was determined that most of the students in the program were residents of the Big Horn Reserve, meaning that they were expected to attend Ta’Otha School on the reserve. Because the federal government is in charge of education for First Nations children living on reserves, once Alberta Education learned of the residency designations, provincial funding was pulled. Celli said the school committee will have its hands full trying to get all parties together for an agreement. Along with provincial and federal authorities, two public and one First Nation school division, Clearwater County, the Smallboy parents group and the semi-autonomous Smallboy Camp itself will all likely need to be on board before anything

proposed could come to fruition. Celli said the initiative is important because it has to do with the viability of rural communities in Alberta. He said there are a substantial number of children who are three or four years old in the area, and parents are having to consider if they should move somewhere else so their children can go to school without having to ride a bus for hours every day. The Smallboy Camp was formed in 1968 by a longtime chief of the Ermineskin band who, along with a group of about 140 supports, set up camp on the Kootenay Plains west of Nordegg to get away from the temptations of alcohol and drugs, and the influences of white society. A few years later, the camp was moved to its present site near Robb.


RETRO MEMORY TEA Deer Park Alliance Church women will host a Retro Memory Tea on May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Music from the 1950s will be performed by local recording artist and songwriter Alecia Aichelle. People who wear an apron from the past can be eligible for door prizes. Patrons are asked to bring their favourite tea cups. Individuals from The Framing Nook and Heritage Makers will share ideas for preserving memories. Tickets cost $7 and must be purchased by April 28 from the church office at 2906 39th St. For more information, call 403-343-1511.

SPRING TEA AT CHURCH Raise your pinky fingers and drink to the warmer weather at the Gaetz Memorial United Church’s Spring Tea on May 10. The social event featuring snacks and refreshments runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. There will also be dolls for sale. For reservations or tickets, call Beryl at 403-346-3815, Marina at 403-346-5160 or the church office at 403347-2244. The church is located in downtown Red Deer at 4758 50th St.

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Avoiding the cool weather outdoors, Adrian Sanchez, five, has fun splashing around inside instead at the Collicutt Centre swimming pool on Thursday afternoon. The Collicutt will be hosting several drop-in activities over the Easter Weekend. See the City of Red Deer website for details.

RDC nursing educator honoured for excellence A Red Deer College bachelor of science in nursing mainstay has been honoured for her remarkable career with the institution. The end of the 2013-14 academic year will mark Lorraine Way’s 25th with RDC and she will be recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) Lorraine Way next month. “We are so proud of Lorraine for everything she has accomplished in her wonderful career,” said Linda Moore Martin, dean of science, health, sport and education. “We’re excited to join in on the celebration and thank her for the significant impact she has made in her pro-

fession, in the lives of her students and colleagues and in the health care of our communities.” Before her time with RDC, Way worked for 18 years as a nurse educator at the school of nursing and staff development at Alberta Centennial Centre in Ponoka. “I’m extremely honoured, humbled and thrilled all at the same time, to be recognized by my peers with this award,” said Way, who plans to retire at the end of 2014 to spend more time with her family. “The other nominees for this award are nurses that I’ve admired and looked up to throughout my career, so it’s really a tremendous honour for me.” From 1997 to 1999, Way sat as president of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, now known as CARNA. Way will receive her lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual CARNA Awards of Nursing Excellence on May 8 in Edmonton.

Walk for Wildlife on May 10 The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s annual Walk for Wildlife is coming to Red Deer. The Red Deer Ramblers, a local hiking group, will host 10- and four-km walks on May 10 to support the fifth national conservation campaign. The walk is free of charge and open to the public — a Rambler membership is not required. Those interested in strolling in the name of wildlife can meet up at the southeast corner of the Bower Place Shopping Centre parking lot at 7:45 a.m. Walkers leave promptly at 8 a.m. headed to the J.J. Collett Natural Area. Come with a backpack, water, snacks and proper hiking shoes. Walk For Wildlife started the week

of April 7, National Wildlife Week, and runs until May 22, the International Day of Biodiversity. It encourages Canadians to get outside and experiences natural spaces. This year’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for species at risk, like the burrowing owl. Participants can register at and start collecting pledges. Those who raise $100 or more will receive a special burrowing owl T-shirt. The top fundraiser will have a chance to win a trip for two to Calgary for a special conservation experience at the Calgary Zoo. For more information, email the local hike co-ordinator, Bertha Ford, at


Pitch for smaller buses planned BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A pitch for two 18-seater buses will come to Red Deer city council at the mid-year budget review in August. Transit manager George Penny said the city has been talking to possible bus vendors about buses that would accommodate less than half the passengers who ride a regular 40-foot bus. During the 2014 budget talks, staffers hinted they would be making a request to launch the small bus pilot in Red Deer at the Aug. 19 meeting. The department will ask for funding to purchase two 18-seat shuttle buses for the trial run but when they move to purchase there may be up to 22 seats. Penny said the buses would be on the road in September. The move is one that Coun. Frank Wong has wanted for many years. Wong repeatedly voiced concerns about the inability of the conventional buses to get into older neighbourhoods and empty buses riding city streets. Penny said the smaller buses will allow the Transit Department to get into some of those communities where conventional buses do not run or are unable to navigate. It will also allow them to look at the routes that have low ridership. Penny said the buses would have the potential to go into smaller streets and senior living communities. The price tag for a low-floor community shuttle was about $180,000. Penny said the price is coming down and the average price is roughly $150,000. A regular-sized bus costs $450,000. One downside of the smaller buses is the shorter lifespan, about half that of a conventional bus. But Penny said the overall operational costs are lower and there are fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

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


RELIGION U.S. denounces anti-Semitic leaflets, other religious intolerance in Ukraine of the miles travelled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable; it’s grotesque,” Kerry told reporters. “It is beyond unacceptable. And any of the people who engage in these kinds of activities, from whatever party or whatever ideology or whatever place they crawl out of, there is no place for that. ” Kerry also denounced apparent threats to members of the Russian Orthodox Church from members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In Washington, U.S. officials said the anti-Semitic leaflets, which recall the days of czarist pogroms and Nazi-era persecution of Jews, have appeared recently in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States on Thursday condemned as “grotesque” the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions the crisis in Ukraine and said no such behaviour could be tolerated. Speaking in Geneva after top diplomats from the U.S., European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on steps to de-escalate the situation, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced the leaflets. “In the year 2014, after all



Easter Sunday, April 20 Gaetz Memorial United Church services will be held at 7 a.m. for Sunrise Service Easter Sunday, April 20, with breakfast to follow, and at 10:30 a.m. for Intergenerational Service with music by Sanctuary Choir and Golden Gaetz Handbells. Living Faith Lutheran Church Easter Sunday service, April 20 at 10 a.m., at Bethany CollegeSide. Contact Ralph at 403-347-9852. April 23 Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311. Guest speaker will be David Q. on the origin of hymns. April 24 Men of Faith Seven Session Bible Study — We Still Believe — is a study of Lutheran themes in the Common Confession. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. upstairs at Bethany CollegeSide. Contact John at 403-3414022 (evenings). April 25 Blackfalds United Church Bean Supper will

be offered on April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under five. Price includes salad, buns, coffee, tea, juice and dessert. Proceeds to mission and service fund. See or phone 403-885-4780. April 27 Living Faith Lutheran Church Confirmation Sunday will be held on April 27 at 10 a.m. at Bethany CollegeSide. Contact Ralph at 403-3479852. Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global) concert with Eduard Klassen — Paraguayan harpist — will be held at First Baptist Church on April 27 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy traditional songs and hymns played on a Paraguayan folk harp. Phone 403-346-4281. Upcoming events Deer Park Alliance Church Retro Memory Afternoon Tea will be held on May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be special 1950s music by Alecia Aichelle — local recording artist and songwriter, ideas for preserving memories from The Framing Nook, and Heritage Makers. Please wear an apron from the past to receive a door prize, and bring your favourite tea cup. Tickets cost $7 and must be picked up by April 28 at the church office. Phone 403-343-1511.

Centre for Spiritual Living


11:00 a.m. Celebration Service

Rev. Judy Andersen Happy Easter Happy Passover #3-6315 Horn Street

Sunday, April 20


Established 1898

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

“Searching While It Is Dark” 10:30 am Easter Sunday Service Shared Service with City Chapel

Balmoral Bible Chapel


West Park Presbyterian



3628-57 Ave.

Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.)

43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson



9:00 am Friendship Pancake Breakfast

Everyone Is Welcome To Join Us

10:30 a.m.

Rev. Anthon Bouw

Easter Sunday Worship Service


Everyone is Welcome

11:00 a.m.

10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Terry Weibe “How To Make Death Wait” 2 Cor. 1:8-11

“He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!”

26016-HWY 595 (Delburne Road)

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Speaker: Fred Lane

 The Anglican Church of Canada


Sunday, April 20



Sunday, April 20

“A Church For All Ages”


43 Avenue & 44 Street 403-346-6769

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

Officiant: Rev. Gary Sinclair

8:00 a.m. BCP Holy Communion Service 9:00 a.m. BAS Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. BAS Holy Eucharist with Sunday School/Nursery 2:00 p.m. Easter Service at St. Paul’s Hillsdown 7:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemporary Eucharist

Easter Vigil Saturday 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome Saved by grace - called to serve




“Old Church Blessing a New World”

#18 Selkirk Blvd. Phone 403-346-3798

Gaetz & 54th 403-346-3402

Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk

Celebrant: Noel Wygiera

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Easter Divine Service 10:00 a.m.

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

Kings Kids Playschool

Growing in Faith Through Word and Sacrament

Living Faith

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

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Corner of Ross Street and 48th Avenue — Phone 403-347-2244


Easter SunriseServices: Service Join us for7:00 oura.m. Easter Worship 10:30 a.m. EASTER SERVICE

Easter Sunday Services, “CHRISTApril WHO”20th @ 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm


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7:30 a.m. EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at Rotary Park followed by breakfast at Sunnybrook United Church Easter Sunday Service Babyfold, Toddler10:30 Room, a.m. Sunday- Club Babyfold, Toddler Room Sunday Club

BAHÁ'í Faith “The source of all learning is knowledge of God.”  Baha’u’llah   Baha’is across Alberta, and the world, will celebrate the Festival of Ridván, the Join most important of the Baha’iWorship holy days. Lasting for 12 days us for our Easter Services: beginning Ap. 21, the festival commemorates the public announceEaster Sunday Services, 20th @ Baha’is ment by Baha’u’llah in 1863 that He was a April Messenger of God. will elect their local and national governing councils, called Spiritual 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm Assemblies. Red Deer will elect a nine-member Spiritual Assembly, responsible for managing the affairs of the local Baha’i community for the next year. Local delegate Mavis Edey will travel with over 170 other delegates from across Canada, to attend the National Baha’i Convention in Toronto, 24–27 April, to elect the National Spiritual Assembly.

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Lutheran Church

Easter Sunday Service 10:00 AM

Passion for God, Compassion for People.

Bethany Collegeside 99 College Circle RDC

Join us for our Easter Worship Services:

Rooted in the word of God. Growing in the likeness of Christ. Reaching out by the power of the Holy Spirit.

9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm

Everyone Welcome

Easter Sunday Services, April 20th @ Phone: 403-347-7311 Website: 2020-40th Avenue, Red Deer (East of Centrium, corner of 19th St. & 40th Ave.)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY SUNDAY SCHOOL & SERVICE — 11:00 A.M. Christian Science Reading Room: Wed., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12 Noon-3:00 p.m.



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The Magik Spells return home B.C.-BASED BAND COMES BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN APRIL 25 AT THE VAT BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF They cast a musical spell over Red Deer — then moved on to wider pastures in Calgary and Vancouver. Now the band that originated in this city is returning home to play for family and friends. The Magik Spells will perform on Friday, April 25, at The Vat — where it all began in 2010. Two years after graduating from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, Jacob Layden, one of the group’s singers, guitar and bass players, met fellow musicians Joel Macleod, Jason Stashko and Tyler Archibald while crossing paths with various bands in Red Deer’s music scene. The four united over their shared appreciation of indie dance-rock music and formed Magik Spells. Their upbeat group often played at The Vat, and also did the rounds of other local music venues before deciding to head for bigger opportunities — first to Calgary and now in Vancouver. “But we come back to play in Red Deer two or three times a year. We love coming back to Red Deer. It’s still our favourite place to play,” said Layden.

The Magik Spells plans to release a second, yet untitled, EP this spring containing the new single Answer. Layden said it’s being sent out to radio stations, including Z-99, and he hopes it gets local play. Some Calgary and Vancouver stations have already been supportive by playing previous singles Neo Peasant and Pieces from the band’s 2012 debut self-titled, seven-track EP. Layden believes the move to the West Coast is paying off in a lot of ways. “We’re meeting a lot of new people and making connections. ... We’ve got a lot of places to play around B.C. ...” But group members — including Macleod, who studied percussion at Red Deer College and later taught drumming through 53rd Street Music — are looking forward to seeing family, friends and original fans at the Red Deer concert. For more information about the 9 p.m. show at The Vat, which also includes the Calgary band 36? and the Funky Monks (a tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers), call 403-346-5636. Tickets are $10 in advance from the venue or The Soundhouse or $15 at the door.

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The Magik Spells will perform at The Vat on Friday, April 25. The band is now based in B.C., but got its start in Red Deer in 2010.

Transcendence is a techno tale both visionary and myopic Transcendence 2.5 stars (out of four) Rated: PG Wally Pfister’s Transcendence isn’t the alarm-ringing saga of mechanical mayhem it aspires to be, having come late to the notion of silicon slavery. Filmmakers have contemplated a machine takeover of mankind since at least 1927, when Fritz Lang’s Metropolis employed Brigitte Helm as a scarily sexy robot-human hybrid. Similar fears have been explored in 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix Trilogy, The Lawnmower Man and innumerable other movies. What Transcendence has going for it is evolution rather than revolution: the real and advancing dread that we’re slowly losing our humanity as we PETER embrace all HOWELL things pluggedin and online. The dawn of sentient computers — the “transcendence” of the title — may truly be upon us, and it’s not a good feeling. So frets first-time director Pfister, best known as Christopher Nolan’s director of photography. He’s assembled a good cast, a few strong images and a workmanlike script by Jack Paglen (another rookie) to craft a cautionary tale that is at once visionary and myopic. Johnny Depp is Dr. Will Caster, a leading researcher in artificial intelligence who is close to making a scientific breakthrough, with the assistance of his wife and fellow brainiac Evelyn (Rebecca Hall). Together they toil on PINN (Physically Independent Neural Network), a smart-machine project that Caster naively assumes will only be used for good things, such as finding cures for cancer and Alzheimer’s. An ambush by an anti-technology group — either terrorists or heroes, depending on your point of view — sets in motion events that will not only drastically change Caster’s existence, but that of everybody on Earth. Caster becomes one with the machine (“My mind has been set free”) and also malevolent, using his newly obtained powers and the globe-spanning Internet to exploit and enslave people. He manipulates both the stock market and human DNA to buy land and create an army of cyborgs, obviously figuring that the Metropolis machine-human was a good idea. Seeking to stop him are two other scientists, played by Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman, who have developed serious misgivings about technology;



Johnny Depp plays Will Caster in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller Transcendence. a brave but bootless FBI man (Cillian Murphy); and the determined antitechno group leader (Kate Mara), who looks less like a terrorist and more like a hero with each whir and clank of Caster’s takeover plan. Pfister wants us to seriously think about the dangers of unchecked mechanization, going so far as to include numerous close-ups of water — from droplets to puddles — that are obviously meant as a Malickian mediation

on things natural and real. The latter includes some genuine chemistry between Depp and Hall, which puts heart and soul into this machine. Little attempt is made to surprise us. The film opens five years past the events of the main narrative, with Bettany’s Max Waters, best friend to Caster, walking through a completely unplugged Berkeley, Calif. He mutters via voice-over how

“things are far from what they were” now that the Internet is gone and electricity is but a rumour. Spoiler alert needed? Only if you’ve never seen a movie about uppity machines before. Transcendence follows such a predictable path, it’s almost as if — shudder — it had been made by very thoughtful robots. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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Kiss frontman Stanley faces the music BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and not just because he’s spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. “Here’s somebody who has a disfigurement that they’re covering and they’re trying to reach out to a woman and, as much as they want to do it, they don’t know how. “Well, that pretty much summed up my life, you know. Only I wasn’t living in a dungeon under an opera house,” Stanley said. That’s because the 62-year old musician was born with a congenital deformity that left him deaf in one ear, making it hard for him to communicate or do well in school. The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes his long, and sometime painful, journey from his “less than optimal childhood” in New York City to the mega-success of rocking all night and partying every day with Kiss in his autobiography, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” (Harper One). “This isn’t a Kiss book. This is really a book about my life. I was steadfastly against the idea of doing it for decades, because the great George Orwell once said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction,” Stanley said. “But I realized it could be inspiring to people.” Stanley wants to show people that despite having the deck stacked against them, it’s possible to overcome adversity. But it took him a long time to do so. “I was an angry, dysfunctional kid with a real image problem and a hearing problem that put me under constant scrutiny,” Stanley said. “Growing my hair was the start of covering it up.” Stanley says stardom and wealth only masked the problem, and it wasn’t until realized that the key to his own


BRIEFS The Motorleague set to rock Red Deer Thursday The Motorleague is hitting the road for a cross-Canada tour that stops on Thursday in Red Deer. The New Brunswick hard rockers will perform at Bo’s Bar and Grill along with special guests Protest the Hero. The Motorleague recently released a music video for Burned in Effigy, a track from the band’s latest album, Acknowledge, Acknowledge. It provides fans with a unique, behind-the-scenes look into the fourmember group’s extensive 2013 winter tour — which has now turned into the 2014 spring tour. For more information about the show, call 403-309-2200.

Stratocaster has helped make music for 60 years SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive doublecutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month. It’s far from a musical relic: It remains an essential tool for some of today’s top guitarists. Vince Gill relies on it so much he calls it an “extension of my hands,” while blues virtuoso Robert Cray calls it a workhorse. As shredder Yngwie Malmsteen put it: “There is no substitute.” As this iconic guitar celebrates its 60th anniversary in April, The Associated Press takes a visual journey into the creation of the iconic guitars, and explores why it’s still a fixture on concert stages today.

happiness was through family and friends. Along the way, he also found a calling in a different type of stage performance when he appeared in the Toronto production of “The Phantom of the Opera” in 1999. Despite his long career in one of music’s hardest rocking bands, Stanley said his musical appreciation always covered a lot of ground, including being an ardent fan of musical theatre. “I grew up with a greater appreciation of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim,” Stanley said. But he regards the composer of “Phantom of the Opera” above them all. “Andrew Lloyd Webber is actually more than rock. He’s much closer to, I believe, Puccini and Verdi. Some music snobs would take issue with that, but that’s why we’re not on the same wavelength,” Stanley said. Stanley regards his stint as the Phantom as a turning point in his career. After seeing the London company perform the show in 1988, he said it changed his life. “I had this momentary revelation, an epiphany where I went, ’Wow, I can do that,”’ he said. “And it was the same thing I did when I saw the Beatles. I was a fat little kid who couldn’t play an instrument but I looked at them and said, ’I can do that.”’ Eleven years later, Stanley got a call from his agent asking if he’d be interested in auditioning for the part of the Phantom and got to play him with the Toronto company, what he calls “the hardest work I’ve ever done.” When that ended, he went back to concentrating on his highly successful band, but gained an even greater appreciation for the art form. After the experience of performing eight shows a week, Stanley had this to say: “Anybody in rock ’n’ roll who actually complains about the discipline and the workload should actually be flipping burgers because we have a lucky, lucky life.”

Star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, welcomes baby NEW YORK — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston. The actor tweeted Friday that his son was born Thursday, adding a photo of the baby’s tiny hand gripping his finger. Elba’s girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, gave birth. It’s the second child for the star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The 41-year-old also has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Adam Levine designs a clothing line for women BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem. “I don’t know how to read music, but I can still play. So I don’t really give a (expletive) about formal training or going to school,” said Levine in an interview Thursday at an event for his latest Kmart collection. “You don’t have to be trained in everything to be good at it.” “The Voice” coach said skepticism of some celebrity designers is warranted, but insisted his collection is not “your average, celebrity-hawked fashion line.” “I didn’t want it to just be something that I phoned in,” Levine said. “So I was really involved in the process.” The collection, which retails for $30 or less, includes colorful, casual printed T-shirts, mini crop tops, twill and jean shorts and patterned maxi dresses. Levine’s menswear line for Kmart launched last fall. “I kind of know what I like for both men and women. I think that it’s a little more difficult and challenging when you’re not, it’s not something you can conceptualize, or it’s not something you can conceive of wearing,” he said of designing for the opposite sex. “So I needed to get a little bit of help.” Levine’s Victoria’s Secret model fiancee Behati Prinsloo lent him a hand. He looked through Prinsloo’s closet for inspiration and the couple collaborated on a few pieces. The clothes are “ideally what you


Guitarist and frontman of the band “Kiss” Paul Stanley, released a memoir, “Face The Music: a Life Exposed,” this month.

want to see, I guess selfishly, on a lady,” he said.

Chelsea Clinton debuts short film at Tribeca Film Festival

ber, saying the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide the contraception violates the religious beliefs of his Colorado Springs-based ministry, called Family Talk. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering similar challenges from Hobby Lobby and other employers. Dobson is founder and president of Family Talk, which has a nationally syndicated radio show, newsletter and website. The lawsuit says the ministry has 28 full-time employees. He’s best known as founder of the conservative Focus on the Family ministry. He left that group and launched Family Talk in 2010.

NEW YORK — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Clinton is the executive producer of the short Of Many, a documentary about the friendship of two religious leaders at New York University. One is rabbi, the other is an imam. The 34-minute film made its Tribeca debut Thursday night. The screening was attended by the 34-year-old Clinton and her father, GALAXY CINEMAS RED DEER former President Bill 357-37400 HWY 2, RED DEER COUNTY 403-348-2357 Clinton.


Christian broadcaster Dobson wins injunction


DENVER — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the injunction Thursday. Dobson sued in Decem-

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Taking ownership of your own health can greatly reduce problems Dear Annie: I would like to comment on Gail Rae-Garwood’s letter about kidney disease. I retired in 2010, and like a lot of retirees, I was complacent about my health. I had been taking insulin for my diabetes for 20 years and had high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. I finally went in for my annual checkup and was shocked to learn that I had anemia and stage-three kidney failure. I had no symptoms for the kidney failure, with the exception of being tired. I had always attributed that to my diabetes and my age (68). My doctor told me to diet and exercise, but it was up to me to take ownership of my health and be proactive. Nobody is going to do it for MITCHELL you. & SUGAR To make a long story short, exercising and eating properly allowed me to lose 90 pounds. I reversed my cholesterol in three months and am off of medication. My diabetes went away in six months. In eight months, I reversed my kidney failure and am now completely normal. My BMI is in the healthy range. My wife has lost close to 100 pounds and reversed her thyroid sickness after being on medication for six years. So please tell your readers to see their doctors regularly for blood and urine tests and to ask for a copy of the results. Take ownership of your health. Our successes have astonished our doctors. I thank God for waking us up. Now we hopefully will be around to see our grandchildren grow up. I will celebrate my 70th birthday this year and look forward to the new day. To our senior population, it is never too late to do something about your health. — Newbury Park, Calif. Dear Newbury Park: You and your wife are an inspiration and proof that so much of our overall health is tied to our diet and exercise programs. Many things can be improved if we make the



effort. Thank you for sharing your story. You rock. Dear Annie: Please reconsider what constitutes pornography. In my opinion, simply looking at nude bodies in magazines or on the Internet is not pornography. If it were, then some of the greatest works of art should be banned. What I believe constitutes true pornography is viewing sexual acts or specific parts of the body in a sexual way. Also, you might consider the fact that many older men use milder forms of so-called porn (girlie magazines, for example) to “charge” their batteries, which can benefit their partners. If this helps them only at home, what is the crime? — Nude Bodies Are OK Dear Nude: There is a difference between nudity as art and nudity for prurient purposes. And girlie magazines are fairly benign compared to what’s on the Internet these days. Our problem is with the photos that demean or exploit women or airbrush them into such a state of perfection that men can no longer appreciate real women. And those are just the photographs. But our concern is not about using pornography (of any type) to augment what goes on in the bedroom between consenting adults. It’s when viewing pornography becomes addictive and interferes with intimacy in the marriage or leads to virtual affairs. Dear Annie: Is there any chance that “Sick of Xenophobes” was working at my drive-thru window? I once gave my order through the speaker, and when the person repeated it back to me, I didn’t understand a word of what was said. I repeated the order slowly and assumed it was what was repeated back to me, even though I couldn’t make it out. But when I got home, there was nothing in the bag that I had ordered. Perhaps the person with the thick accent had as much trouble understanding me as I did them. — Sorry Someone Was Rude to You Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



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18): Conversations with friends will help you clarify your direction towards your aspirations. They will finally understand where you stand, and surprisingly, they will relate to you and your past struggles. The opposite sex will value your effort more dearly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Interactions with your boss will go along very well today. Those of the opposite sex will be drawn to your inspiring energy. You will be recognized and valued today. The higher ups are very optimistic about your future, and you should be as well.

Saturday, April 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: James Franco, 35; Kate Hudson, 34; Tim Curry, 67 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Sun moves into Taurus today, marking a time of more practical, earthy considerations. Actions have been made and now it is time to build your plans from the ground up. You are more in touch with your feelings now and interpersonal relationships improve drastically. Sunday, April 20 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this year will CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: George Takei, 76; be one of great ease. You are more able to relate to others, so team work is highlighted. You will see life through a new Shemar Moore, 43; Carmen Electra, 41 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Much of your energy will be perspective and this will be triggered by a drive to understand spent re-tracing your steps in order to find the truth. your feelings more and more. Starting enterprisStay clear of creating more issues with those in es will have bright forecasts, especially if you authority at this time, as it will not be in your favour are in sales. Relationship with your significant now. Past actions could come back to teach you a other will improve as well. karmic lesson and the journey forward comes with ARIES (March 21-April 19): Conversations a price as well. Truth will be your primary objective had with new individuals will leave you more at this time and this will lead you to make changes educated about the world at large. Feelings will whereby you will never be the same again. be easily discussed and you’ll be more able to HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, see how they play out in the future. Seeing anthis year will mark a time of change in your life. other’s perspective will be very enlightening. 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Those of the opposite sex will be on the most potential to authority over you will have you questioning your past steps. Reassure them that you are actively taking steps towards succeed list for today. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your work will be magnifi- freedom and independence from the past. The potential for cent today. Interactions with the opposite sex will be highlight- growth on a professional level is likely now. Take no short ed and will improve drastically. Others will want to know what cuts now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Surprising circumstances in you are feeling about certain projects. Speak your mind and your local environment will trigger profound changes for you. allow for that positive energy to enter your work life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Finally, your relationships will Your perspective on life is being considered on a deeper level, see your point of view. 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Progressive local cabinet and renovation company is looking for an experienced designer. Knowledge with cabinet computer design software needed. Must be very organized and detail oriented. Have the ability to work independently and as part of a whole team. Preferences will be given to a sales and service oriented individual. Good benefits program. Competitive remuneration program, commensurate with experience.

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INSTRUCTORS (3) Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Program

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Trades has opportunities available for three (3) Instructors, Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Program. The anticipated term of employment is from mid-October, 2014 through April 3, 2015.

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Please forward a resume quoting competition #14046F by May 4, 2014.

Choose a career where people matter! For more than 60 years The Good Samaritan Society has been providing quality health and community services to individuals throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

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We are recruiting for:

You will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of small equipment such as Lawn Mowers, Generators, Tillers, Pressure Washers, Power tool and more. You will also be responsible for creating good relations with your customers, and working with Distribution Centre Management for proficient,results.

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Peavey Industries, is looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual to operate an internal Service Depot.

A Journeyman Certification will be given preference. Good diagnostic and engine skills are considered a strong asset for this role. Compensation: This range is flexible depending on experience. Benefits are also offered after your 3-month probation period. Shift: Days, 8:00am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday) Attention: Brian Dagg

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ASETS Job Coach Job Coach ASETS Manager Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Term: 11 month Contract (May 2014 – March 2015) Three (3) experienced Job Coaches are required to work with clients from the First Nations of Paul First Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation and Louis Bull Tribe. Summary: Under the supervision of the ASETS Manager, the primary tasks of the Job Coach is to assist ASETS/FNJF clients to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment through one-on-one coaching with the clients to address employment barriers.



Settlement Practitioner in Schools

C.A.R.E. is currently accepting applications for a fulltime Settlement Practitioner for our Settlement in Schools program. The main responsibilities include providing essential support to newcomer students and their families to help them adjust to their new school, and acting as a liaison between families and schools. Join our team and be dedicated to support immigrants and refugees to successfully settle and participate in our community.

Qualifications: • Post-secondary Degree in a related discipline such as psychology, education, social work or human resources development. A certificate, diploma, or degree in career development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is an asset • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills • To ability to motivate, coach, counsel and inspire clients • The ability to facilitate communication in groups of 8-20 people • Good organizational and planning skills • Strong team leadership and capacity-development skills • The ability to work effectively with other professionals and community agencies • Knowledgeable about a wide range of First Nations employment issues • Reliable transportation with Class 5 drivers license to travel when needed • May be required to work overtime based on case load For further details on the job description, please contact us directly Please submit Resume and 3 work related references to:

SIX INDEPENDENT ALBERTA FIRST NATIONS Phone: 780-585-2207 Fax: 780-585-2236 Contact: Charlene Bruno or Tammy Moonias Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2014 (All applications will be screened, only successful applicants will be called for interview)

Required qualifications for this position are:  Post-secondary education in social work, education, or related field.  Proven ability to connect with newcomer clients, make needs assessments, identify issues, plan and implement short and long term settlement plans.  Good knowledge of the Alberta school system and collateral agencies such as service, educational, health and social services.  Basic knowledge of counselling theories and techniques. Resumes will be accepted by email to Thank you for your application and your interest in our organization. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

FINANCE CLERK Bereavement Support Coordinator


Job Share - 0.60 F.T.E. - Permanent Position

Under the direction of the Executive Director the Finance Clerk will carry out general bookkeeping duties and administrative tasks identified in the Job Description.

The Red Deer Hospice is currently seeking a highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated professional to join our bereavement support team. Reporting to the Executive Director and the job share partner you will be responsible for end-of-life psycho-social support for Hospice residents and their families; bereavement support for Hospice families, staff, volunteers and community clients as well as volunteer training and supervision in all areas of bereavement support. The person in this position delivers various public relations activities and presentations and performs a variety of administrative responsibilities.


Completion of high school 3 – 5 years related experience Extensive computer knowledge Knowledge and Experience with Simply Accounting Knowledge of bookkeeping and budgeting

Skills and Qualifications include: • Post secondary degree or equivalent in social work, counselling, social sciences, or nursing. • Experience in a leadership/supervision role • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Ability to work in a team environment

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Be an organized individual who maintains close attention to detail and can prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced work environment; a community oriented individual with strong interpersonal, written, organizational and communication skills. Must be proficient and skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point, and data base systems, the ability to work independently and with other professionals. Maintain respect at all times for confidential information.

Preference given to those with: • Experience in the area of end-of-life and/or bereavement support • Experience in volunteer/not-for-profit based programs

For further details on the job description, please contact us directly

Must commit to pursuing continuing education opportunities. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Please submit Resume and 3 work related references to:

We offer a professional working environment and an opportunity to grow within a well-respected community organization.


Competition closes 8AM Monday, May 5, 2014. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Phone: 780-585-2207 Fax: 780-585-2236 Contact: Charlene Bruno or Tammy Moonias Deadline for Applications: April 25, 2014 (All applications will be screened, only successful applicants will be called for interview)

Please submit resume to Red Deer Hospice Society ATTN: Brenda Watts, Executive Director 99 Arnot Avenue Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 Fax 403-347-4356 Email:



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Dear Harlan; My ex and I had a difficult breakup over a year ago. It took me a long time to get over it, but he continues to try to be a part of my life. I’ve tried to stay away, but he keeps insisting on being involved in my life. How do I deal with an ex who wants to be part of my life, but has a girlfriend? — Ex Dear Ex; You love to hate this guy. When he texts you a message, you’re the one who sends him a text back. When he calls HARLAN your phone, you’re the one COHEN who picks up and answers his call. When he reaches out, you’re right there for him. Want to get rid of this ex-boyfriend? Stop being there for him. Set firm boundaries. Tell him in the clearest terms that it’s not healthy for you to have him in your life. Tell him not to reach out to you anymore. Make it clear that you will not respond to him in the future. If he texts you, ignore him. If he calls you, don’t answer. If he reaches out to you, back off. If you think you owe him something, think again. If he cared about you, he would respect your boundaries and want you to move on. But he likes to manipulate you. If you can’t set boundaries, set up an appointment with a therapist and get some help. Dear Harlan; People always tell me they like me, but I feel like it’s only for my looks. I want to fall in love — for who I am, not what I look like — and I don’t know what to do. I’m tired of how I look being the first thing someone talks about. How can I get men to see that I want to be liked for more than just looks? — Looking for More Dear Looking; Basically, you’ve made it impossible for a man who finds you attractive to date you. All men are set up to fail. If a man finds you beautiful, he’s just like the rest of them. Want to know your problem? You’re looking for a reason to protect yourself from getting hurt. Someone hurt you. And now, you don’t know how to tell the good ones from the bad ones. Kind, loving and respectful men will find you strikingly beautiful and say something. Instead of lumping them all into one category, consider being more patient. Take the compliment and see what comes after it. Find out if these men have more to say. Ask questions. Discover their interests. Share yours. Let them see your beautiful brains too. If a man wants more, go on a date with him. On the date, make it clear that you move slowly. See if he can move at your pace. Go slow and allow yourself to be interesting, vulnerable and beautiful. Dear Harlan; I find it really frustrating when I’m just friends with a guy but my friends constantly ask me if something’s going on or if he and I are going to hook up. Why can’t we just be friends and have them be OK with it? — Just Friends Dear Just Friends; Maybe your friends want to date your guy friends and this is the only way they can find out if they’re available. But really, why do you care this much? I think it’s because you secretly have a crush on some of these guys. If you were really “just friends,” none of this would matter. Hi, Harlan; I like my boyfriend, but I don’t really like his family. They are nice people, but not educated. He is the only one out of his parents’ 10 children who goes to college. His four sisters are single moms with many kids. They do housekeeping or work as cashiers. His brothers are cooks. We live together now, with his parents and two of his siblings. I feel that this uneducated family bothers him a lot by asking for his help with reading letters, filling out documents, driving them around and baby-sitting for them. My boyfriend looks educated and is very nice. But sometimes I feel he is not ambitious enough to live a better life. I feel he asks me for lots of love (sex) and needs a lot of time to “hang out.” But I feel financially insecure. We used to fight a lot. He always asks me to stay. I’m afraid I can’t live the life I want with him. But he does love me a lot, and I’m touched by his actions. I admire some of his qualities. — Torn Dear Torn; Your boyfriend’s family isn’t the problem. In fact, they’re hardworking, determined and generous. The issue is you and your fear of being alone. You find your boyfriend unmotivated, not ambitious, too sexual and too combative. How is this a good relationship? Why are you with him? What kind of man do you want in your life? Yes, he loves you. And yes, it feels good to be loved by him. But that’s not enough to stay in a relationship. Instead of blaming his family, either commit to dating him or move on. He (and his family) deserve better. Dear Harlan; My partner came home intoxicated after work a few days ago and began waxing poetic about how perhaps he should have stayed upstate, where he went to school, instead of coming to New York to work on Wall Street. He went on to say he could have stayed there and married his former girlfriend, whom his mother liked. For the record, she likes me, too, and I think this drunken rambling is largely due to work stress. However, it (rightfully) annoyed me. I let it go at the time because he was drunk, and I haven’t seen him since. Should I let it go, or should I bring up my annoyance at his dumb, inconsiderate ramblings? — Annoyed Dear Annoyed; Yes, a rude, drunken rant that includes relationship doubts, feelings for an ex and regret is totally inconsiderate. But being angry isn’t going to get you answers: it’s just going to push him away. Clearly, he’s going through a rough patch. You can blame him for going through a crisis, or you can try to understand him. This means giving him permission to have a bad delivery. In other words, instead of focusing your energy on being hurt, try to see what’s behind the drunken rant. He needs to know that he can be vulnerable and not hated. Write Harlan at or visit online: Send paper to Help Me, Harlan!, 3501 N. Southport Ave., Suite 226, Chicago, IL 60657.

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TORONTO — “Oh, my goodness, you could grow potatoes in those ears — wash them again!” It’s an old saying, but one some parents are sure to admonish their children with at bath time, repeating what they heard as kids from their own parents once upon a time. And many of those adults still adhere to the notion that the only clean ear is an ear devoid of wax. But doctors say wax has nothing to do with poor hygiene and is merely the body’s way of shielding the delicate inner workings of the ear and protecting precious hearing. “The first thing that everybody should recognize is it’s not dirt, it’s not something that has to be removed,” says Dr. Ronald Fenton, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “A lot of people think that their personal hygiene is less than perfect if they don’t remove their wax,” he says. “That’s the first thing they’ve got to be disabused of.” Ear wax, known medically as cerumen, is comprised of sloughed-off dead skin and a sticky substance secreted from glands in the outer third of the ear canal. “Basically, it is a protective barrier,” says Fenton, stopping dirt, microbes, insects and water from making their way into the middle or inner chambers of the ear.

Women’s groups warn approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear. The new test from Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche now wants the FDA to approve its test as a first-choice option for cervical cancer screening, bypassing the decades-old Pap test. But a number of women’s groups — including the American Medical Women’s Association and Our Bodies Ourselves — warn that moving to a DNA-based testing model would be a “radical shift” in medical practice that could lead to confusion, higher costs and overtreatment. “It replaces a safe and effective well-established screening tool and regimen that has prevented cervical cancer successfully in the U.S. with a new tool and regimen not proven to work in a large U.S. population,” state the groups in a letter to FDA Commis-

sioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. The letter, dated Monday, is signed by 17 patient advocacy groups, including Consumers Union, the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. Chief among the advocates’ concerns is that HPV-only testing could lead to overtreatment of younger women who carry the virus but have little risk of developing actual cancer. Most sexually active young people will contract HPV, though their bodies usually eliminate the virus within a few months. Only years-long infections develop into cancer. “Unfortunately the HPV test by itself isn’t very useful because so many young women have HPV that will disappear without any treatment,” said Diana Zuckerman of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund. “Having an HPV test without also getting a Pap smear to check for problems is going to scare a lot of women who are not developing cervical cancer.” For decades the Pap test was the only screening option for cervical cancer — and it’s had a remarkably successful track record. The number of cervical cancer cases reported in the U.S. has decreased more than 50 per cent in the past 30 years, primarily due to increased Pap screening.

Study suggests casual marijuana users may get brain changes that foreshadow later trouble BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. The young adults who volunteered for the study were not dependent on pot, nor did they show any marijuanarelated problems. “What we think we are seeing here is a very early indication of what becomes a problem later on with prolonged use,” things like lack of focus and impaired judgment, said Dr. Hans Breiter, a study author. Longer-term studies will be needed to see if such brain changes cause any symptoms over time, said Breiter, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital. Previous studies have shown mixed results in looking for brain changes from marijuana use, perhaps because of differences in the techniques used, he and others noted in Wednesday’s issue of the Journal of Neurosciences. The study is among the first to focus on possible brain effects in recreational pot smokers, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The federal agency helped pay for the work. She called the work important but preliminary.

The 20 pot users in the study, ages 18 to 25, said they smoked marijuana an average of about four days a week, for an average total of about 11 joints. Half of them smoked fewer than six joints a week. Researchers scanned their brains and compared the results to those of 20 non-users who were matched for age, sex and other traits. The results showed differences in two brain areas associated with emotion and motivation — the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens. Users showed higher density than non-users, as well as differences in shape of those areas. Both differences were more pronounced in those who reported smoking more marijuana. Volkow said larger studies are needed to explore whether casual to moderate marijuana use really does cause anatomical brain changes, and if so, whether that leads to any impairment. The current work doesn’t determine whether casual to moderate marijuana use is harmful to the brain, she said. Murat Yucel of Monash University in Australia, who has studied the brains of marijuana users but didn’t participate in the new study, said in an email that the new results suggest “the effects of marijuana can occur much earlier than previously thought.” Some of the effect may depend on a person’s age when marijuana use starts, he said.

elbow and all of a sudden they’ve done serious damage to their middle ear.” The Toronto physician gets about two or three cases referred to him each year in which the patient has inadvertently punctured an ear drum or pushed the three tiny vibrating bones of hearing, called ossicles, out of position. These injuries cannot always be resolved, even with surgery, and can lead to permanent hearing loss. “That’s the most severe injury that you can self-inflict,” Fenton says. Beatty also sees his share of patients who have damaged the inner workings of an ear, all in the pursuit of wax removal. “We’ve seen tiny bones in the middle ear fractured because of excessive pressure or inadvertent injury with a Q-tip or another rigid instrument in the ear,” he says. While people are generally encouraged to do no more than clean their outer ears with a warm, damp facecloth, there are cases when excessive wax will form a plug in the ear canal, potentially causing ear ache, a feeling of fullness, ear noise called tinnitus, and diminished hearing. “For most patients, a healthy amount of wax is a good thing,” says Beatty. “Too much or impacted wax, anything blocking the ear canal, can be a problem. “Sometimes, when it’s really dried and hard, it’s almost like a little peb-

ble in the ear. It can be uncomfortable or painful. So that’s when we have to remove the wax and get it out of there.” Using an otoscope, an instrument that lights and magnifies the inner ear, the doctor can remove a wax plug using a small, curved instrument called a curette, a suctioning device or a rubberbulb syringe filled with warm water. Before visiting the physician, the patient is usually advised to soften the wax for three or four days by applying a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerine or hydrogen peroxide into the blocked ear canal. Fenton suggests putting the drops in before going to bed and stuffing some cotton batten in the ear to stop the liquid running out. Both he and Beatty advise against “ear candling,” an alternative medicine practice believed to treat a number of conditions, including the removal of excessive wax. An ear candle is a narrow, hollow cone that has been soaked in beeswax or paraffin and allowed to harden. The cone is inserted into a person’s ear, lit at the top and allowed to burn for a few minutes. The heated cone is said to soften and draw up the wax. But research suggests ear candling has no medical benefits and is potentially hazardous, and both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warn consumers to avoid the practice.

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The type of ear wax a person has — wet or dry — seems to be determined by genetics: Caucasians and Africans typically have wet wax, which can range in colour from golden brown to dark brown, while Asians and Aboriginals are more likely to have dry wax, which is greyish in colour and tends to be flakier. No matter which kind a person has, it serves some important functions,“ explains Dr. Charles Beatty, an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “It can be a bit of a lubricant for the skin — it keeps (the ears) from getting too dry and the skin from getting scaly and itchy — and can protect against fungus and bacterial infections in the ear canal,” he says. Still, most people seem determined to root out wax from their ears — using a variety of implements, from cotton swabs to gadgets better left to their intended purposes, the doctors say. “There’s sort of the old adage: Don’t put anything bigger or smaller than your elbow in your ear,” says Beatty, who lists hairpins and car keys among the devices some people employ. Even a cotton swab, seemingly designed for the job, will often end up “just pushing a fair amount of the wax deeper and deeper into the ear canal,” he says. “We see far more problems from over-aggressive or overzealous attempts to clean wax by individuals or even occasionally by health-care providers than we see from having an accumulation of wax.” While many people have likely managed to clean the wax out of their ears without incident for years, there are those who haven’t been so fortunate, says Fenton. “In trying to remove it, people often get into trouble ... they’ve got a Q-tip in their ear and somebody nudges their

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Keystone XL pipeline review delayed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — The Canadian government demanded an answer immediately on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. It has now received a reply from the United States government that amounts to: Maybe next year. The project is now paralyzed for an indefinite period, with the U.S. administration Friday announcing another delay in a process already beset by political and legal challenges. The announcement made it clear that Canadian pipeline backers will not get the answer they wanted in time for the summer construction season, pushing completion of the project until 2015 — at best. The State Department said it needs more time to prepare its recommendation to the president because the pipeline route is mired in uncertainty. A legal dispute is underway in Nebraska over the route and it is unlikely to be resolved before next year. Eight federal agencies were informed Friday that they will be granted additional time to weigh into the process, while details of the route are still being clarified. Administration officials denied claims the decision was motivated by politics. That accusation was levelled explicitly by its Republican opponents at home, and in language that was only marginally more diplomatic by the Harper government in Ottawa. The Obama administration insisted the delay was about analyzing the right pipeline route — and not at all about flinging a political hot potato beyond November’s congressional elections. “That pipeline route is central to the environmental analysis,” a State Department official told reporters Friday. “We are prudently recognizing that the facts agencies need to assess and analyze could change... We have decided that the prudent thing is to allow more time.” The southern leg of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline is already completed, but the northern stretch that crosses the Canada-U.S. border requires a presidential permit. With that process delayed for years, rail shipments of Alberta crude have skyrocketed, threatening a broader trickle-down effect throughout the transportation system and on Canada’s resourcebased economy. Speculation had been rampant about whether the Obama administration might try to punt the politically sensitive decision until after this year’s midterms. That’s because even if the project has solid support from the general public, it has sharply divided Barack Obama’s Democratic party. On one side, there are big-money environmentalist donors. On the other side, red-state conservative Democrats risk losing their seats and leaving the Republicans with control of both congressional chambers. The Harper government appears unconvinced the decision was apolitical. “We are disappointed that politics continue to delay a decision on Keystone XL,” Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald said in a statement. “This project will create tens of thousands of jobs on both sides of the border, will enhance the energy security of North America, has strong public support, and the U.S. State Department has, on multiple occasions, acknowledged it will be environmentally sound.”


This photo shows some of about 800 km worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections. In an attempt to push the process along, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird had spent several days in Washington recently pleading for a decision soon, arguing that it would be unfair to keep construction workers and the industry hanging as the building season approached. Even President Barack Obama had been hinting that a final decision was imminent. State governors who attended a meeting with him in late February said he’d promised a decision in a couple of months. The president told them this despite the fact that the pipeline route had already been tossed into disarray by a Feb. 19 Nebraska court ruling that said the state government broke the law in its attempt to unilaterally dictate a route. The court found the pipeline-friendly state government had violated the Nebraska constitution in bypassing an arm’s length infrastructure regulator. The case won’t be resolved until early 2015, at best, predicts a lawyer at the centre of the dispute. Dave Domina, who is representing holdout Nebraska landowners, laid out the timeline this way: the district court has 90 days to transfer the documents related to its Feb. 19 decision to the state Supreme Court; the state government then has 30 days to submit a brief; Domina says he then has 30 days to submit his brief; the case then goes on the calendar for oral arguments and probably won’t be heard until after the summer. Oral arguments are next and finally, Domina says, the court will prepare its verdict. In his career, he

Mentors play important role in small business BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — It may have been a love of cats or rock climbing that first gave shape to a quirky business idea but, for many entrepreneurs, the difference between success and failure of their dream company often comes down to the support and advice they’ve received from mentors. That was the case for Cheryl Palermo, a rock climbing enthusiast who runs Kidz Rock, a climbing gym for kids in the Greater Toronto Area. Palermo, 33, initially opened a climbing gym for adults and children, which she ran for two and a half years. She closed it down but, two years later, she opened Kidz Rock, a kids-only facility that hosts birthday parties and group events. For Palermo, it made sense as children were the largest revenue source in her initial venture. Her instincts paid off: Kidz Rock is now going into its sixth year. When it came to making big decisions or rebounding from the disappointments that can follow, Palermo said she relied on the guidance she received from a mentor — her father — who is also a small business owner. She says one of her favourite quotes from her dad, which he repeated often when Palermo lost the first business, was “it will all be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end.” “I’m very grateful to have inherited his (and his father’s) entrepreneurial drive, as I can say from experience it is not a learned skill, but a trait that I was born with that was nurtured because I had a great mentor along the way,” said Palermo, who also studied small business management at Seneca College in Toronto. She feels having a mentor compensates for the lack of a boss or co-workers to discuss ideas or share problems. “An entrepreneur’s mind works different from others. You can bounce things off your spouse or your friend or your partner or your cousin but, if they’re not an entrepreneur, you don’t get it. “I don’t know how I would have done it without him. I still use him to this day.” In the case of Michelle Furbacher, who is developing a cat cafe in Vancouver, support came from Embers Ventures, a small business development program. “The class has been so helpful in terms of networking and meeting other like-minded entrepreneurs,” she said. “We’ve become sort of a team of mentors, helping each other out and throwing ideas back and forth. “The course is really helping me get a solid grasp on all the aspects that go into building a business.” Her Catfe, set to open in September, will allow cat

lovers to pay an hourly rate to surf the web, read, or attend movie nights and workshops while socializing with some furry friends. The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association will provide cats for the venture, all of whom will be adoptable. Furbacher, 37, says she decided go with what may have initially seemed like an off-the-wall idea because she saw a need for what she describes as part “glorified cat shelter” and a way for cat lovers to get their “kitty fix.” While the cafes are wildly popular in Japan, there are none in Canada. A crowdfunding campaign launched to help cover start-up costs has already raised more than $2,500 towards its $50,000 goal since it began last week. According to Jeremy O’Krafka, a professor with the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program at Seneca College, and the founder of MENTORnetwork.CA, entrepreneurs like Palermo and Furbacher are part of a growing trend in the economy. There are about 2.5 million entrepreneurs in Canada who, as small business owners, contribute more than 30 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. “Low start-up costs, social media and options like crowdfunding campaigns also mean it’s ”never been easier to start a business,“ he said. The bigger challenge is finding something that’s viable, validating it by talking to potential customers, and then being willing to take the risk. Because even though it’s never been easier, there’s still a very high failure rate for entrepreneurs. O’Krafka started MENTORnetwork.CA after having a hard time finding a mentor himself several years ago. At the time, he was browsing the dating site eHarmony, and realized that it was a much more effective model of connecting with people, so he decided to create what he describes as “the eHarmony of mentoring websites.” “Once you’re actually up and running a business, to have somebody to give you that 10,000-foot view of what you’re going through can make all the difference in the world,” O’Krafka said. For him, a lot of the value around working with mentors is about being held accountable. “One of the reasons why some of us get into entrepreneurship is because we don’t like to be told what to do, but one of the downsides of that is that it also gives you an easy out not to stick to your plan,” he said. “By sharing your plan with a mentor who you work with over a long period of time, meeting with them on a monthly basis gives you that check-in point to have them hold you accountable for what you said you were going to do.”

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says he’s seen state court decisions take anywhere from six weeks to 19 months. “A decision generally takes a couple of months, for a simple case,” Domina said in an interview. “But a case involving the constitutional validity of a statute is not a garden-variety case.” Domina, who happens to be running as a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat in the November midterms, also took a shot at the pipeline company. He said TransCanada is paying now for its strongarm approach to landowners over the last few years. “TransCanada has tried time and time again, in Nebraska, to use shortcuts and end-runs... Franly, it tried to do the same thing in the Nebraska legislature,” he said. “And what it has proven, once again, is haste makes waste.” There could be other problems for the project, activists say. Jane Kleeb, who helped lead the antipipeline fight in Nebraska, said South Dakota’s permit expires on June 20 — which means the company might have to go through a new application process there, too. TransCanada Corp. expressed incredulity over Friday’s news. “We are extremely disappointed and frustrated,” said company president Russ Girling. “American men and women will miss out on another construction season where they could have worked to build Keystone XL and provided for their families. We feel for them.”


BRIEF Mobilicity says Telus to acquire company for $350 million in proposed sale TORONTO — Mobilicity says it has agreed to be purchased by Telus Corp. (TSX:T) for $350 million. Mobilicity says the proposed sale is subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, and Mobilicity’s debtholders. Telus has twice tried to buy struggling Mobilicity, but both times the deal was rejected by Industry Canada. This time, however, Mobilicity says it believes the deal will satisfy the federal agency’s criteria and will not affect competition in the Canadian wireless sector. The company also says the “vast majority” of its 165,000 active subscribers would be able to seamlessly migrate onto Telus’ network after the transition. Mobilicity also says it there are “no foreseen changes to employee staffing levels” under the proposed transaction. “The transaction is a good outcome from Mobilicity’s restructuring efforts and extensive sales process,” said William Aziz, Mobilicity’s chief restructuring officer. “I am confident the transaction will serve the best interests of Mobilicity’s customers and employees.” Mobilicity has been operating under creditor protection since September 2013. The company has been seeking a buy and had contacted 25 organizations about submitting bids. Five bids were received by the Dec. 16, 2013 extended deadline and only the Telus bid was deemed acceptable.

California cross-border airport clears key hurdle with backing from US immigration authorities SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation’s first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said during a visit to San Diego on Thursday that the agreement requires the investor group to pay the salaries of U.S. border inspectors and the cost of inspection facilities on a pedestrian bridge between Tijuana’s existing airport and the United States. He expects construction to begin on the U.S. side next month. Construction has already begun on the Mexican side at Tijuana International Airport.


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Asian stock markets rise in abbreviated trading BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance. Markets in Europe, the U.S, Canada and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended. Among the markets that traded, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 per cent to 14,516.27 while China’s Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 per cent to 2,097.75. This comes after data earlier in the week showed economic growth slowed to its lowest level since 2012. Seoul’s Kospi added 0.6 per cent to 2,004.28 and Taiwan’s Taiex rose 0.3

per cent to 8,966.66. Benchmarks in Malaysia and Thailand were slightly higher. On Thursday, global stocks were subdued after Google and IBM reported weak results, even though General Electric was optimistic and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley beat expectations. On Wall Street, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose two points, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 1,864.85. The Dow Jones industrial average, however, fell 16 points, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 16,408.54, hurt by the big drop in IBM. The euro inched down to $1.3820 from $1.3816 late Thursday. The dollar was little changed at 102.42 yen from 102.43 yen.


Venture investments soar in 1st quarter BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 per cent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup investments totalled $9.47 billion in the first three months of 2014, up from $6.01 billion in the first

quarter of 2013. It was the highest since $11.5 billion in the second quarter of 2001. There were 951 deals completed in the quarter. Online storage startup Dropbox snagged the period’s top deal with $325 million. Vacation rental site Airbnb and mobile messaging service TangoMe tied for the No. 2 spot with $200 million each.

Brewers say Belgians are losing love of beer DWORP, Belgium — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub “In de Welkom” has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can’t say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm “Welcome” will be gone. Serving local geuze, triples and pils beers for generations, the pub has embodied what the drink means to Belgians — bringing together families and friends with cheers of “sante” and “gezondheid,” gulping down tasty suds before ordering more. Now, the tables are often empty, a sign of the hard times many pubs have fallen upon as Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The beer industry, meanwhile, has increasingly relied on exporting the world-class beers to far-flung markets. Not good, they say here. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a “Proud of our Beers” public awareness campaign, including a tricolour national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer. “Belgian beer made in Belgium but not drunk in Belgium is not really Belgian beer anymore,” said Gert Christiaens, the owner of the Oud Beersel brewery, which won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup last week with his geuze, a sour beer made through natural fermentation. “If it is not in their roots anymore and they cannot pass it on to the next couple of generations, then we’ve lost. We cannot claim the heritage of Belgian beer if nobody knows about it,” he said. Beer consumption in Belgium is still relatively high — at 74 litres a head annually. But that is a 27 per cent drop since 1992. In just about any town or village,

pensioners can point out the places were bars used to be, and are now gone. Guidea, the research institute of the industry, says the number of drinking establishments has declined from 38,128 in 1983 to 17,512 in 2012, the last year on record in this nation of 10.5 million. Exports, meanwhile, have risen, from 5.47 million hectolitres in 2000 to 11.69 million a dozen years later to account for roughly two-thirds of production now. Sven Gatz, the head of the Belgian Brewers federation, says the overall trend is not good for the local industry. “You cannot be a strong beer country only exporting beer,” he said at his gilded, baroque headquarters on one of Europe’s finest squares, the Brussels Grand Place, proof of the exalted status beer has in this country. It’s not only about boosting current sales but about preserving for the future the identity and national heritage that had made the Belgian beers famous in the first place, he argued. In a globalized market, that identity is valuable. Leza Wauters remembers the good times well. “Oh, we had more than 50 cafes in Dworp,” she said of the bucolic village 15 kilometres south of Brussels, part of a hilly area of pastures whose landscapes, and beers, figured in the paintings of the famous artist Breughel. “It was incredible — it was almost like everyone had a cafe.” Now the village’s pubs can be counted on two hands, she said. Her granddaughter Barbara Danis fondly remembers time spent at the “In de Welkom” but recognizes its days may be numbered. Most clients are of an older generation that used to congregate daily in the pubs but that is now fading away. “You used to have card players who came here every day,” she said. Now, her grandmother complains, those


With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath of the twin bombings that killed three spectators and injured more than 260 people, expanded the field of runners by 9,000, to nearly 36,000. The majority — more than 21,000 — hail from U.S. states outside of New England. Another 5,330 or so will come from more than 70 foreign countries. The rest will come from Massachusetts and surrounding states. More spectators are also expected to line the 42.16-kilometre course, which starts west of Boston in Hopkinton and ends downtown on Boylston Street. Some 500,000 spectators typically line the race route; this year, officials estimate the crowds might exceed a million on Monday. Patrick Moscaritolo, president of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, expects the marathon will generate more than $175 million in economic activity over about five days. That’s up from previous year projections of $130 million to $140 million.

Environmental groups lose challenge to EPA

cement standard WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the emissions-related provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency standard are permissible. The Natural Resources Defence Council and other environmental groups had argued that the standard weakened an earlier EPA rule for cement plants that the industry had successfully challenged. The appeals court found the earlier rule from 2010 to be arbitrary and capricious and returned it to the EPA for redrafting, resulting in the latest decision.

USDA wants pig virus reports MILWAUKEE — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up in the U.S. last May, with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina being hit hardest. The disease has been blamed for recent increases in bacon and pork prices. Farmers have struggled to control the virus, because little is known about how it spreads and there is not yet a feder-

erate originated in the country but it has become so large that most of its brands are foreign — Budweiser, Corona, Beck’s. There is some hope, however, that the beer culture might be revitalized by what is, ironically, a global trend — the surge in microbreweries. Next door to Dworp is Buizingen, where Kloris Deville and his dad, Bart, have turned Den Herberg — “The Inn” — into a thriving little pub over a halfdozen years with a heaving weekend clientele, partly because they started their own microbrewery in the back. Bart Deville says he’s produced up to a dozen new beers and is finding huge demand — he has a huge storage room full of a new brew for which he still has to find a fitting name. Microbreweries have found success across the globe, but Belgians are inspired by their particularly rich and long tradition. It is what moved Gert Christiaens to drop a career in the telecoms services and become a brewer. Twelve years ago, at the age of 25, he was shocked to hear a bartender tell him that his favourite geuze would soon be extinct, as the brewery had closed down.

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games are over. Younger clients are tough to attract because they prefer to enjoy drinks at home. They move around mainly by car — and have to heed modern drunkendriving laws — whereas clients in older times would walk to their local pub. Laws prohibiting smoking in pubs have also hurt business. Siene Verhelst, who ducked into the “In de Welkom” after a walk in the surrounding woods to order an amber Westmalle trappist beer, pondered: “You are lucky to be here, because this can be over next week.” Part of the decline in interest in beer was also due to the growing industrialization of beer production that often alienated locals. “In the 1960s to the ’80s, the bigger breweries took over the midsized breweries, the midsized breweries took over the small brewers and there was consolidation,” said Gatz. That has reduced the amount of choice and severed the sense of identification a local population had with their local brew. The world’s largest brewer, AB Inbev, is an extreme example. Part of the Belgium-based conglom-

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An unruly corner in a Canadian living/work loft space (below) was commandeered as the perfect home office. Kitchen counters from Ikea and cabinets from the same source make a perfect work station. Neat display storage and simple filing systems proffer an organized feel.

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Where should your home office go? With a little jiggery pokery, even the most unassuming nook can be successfully commandeered. Space under stairs, or the landing between floors, is potentially perfect fodder. Even your mud room can be cleverly re planned to accommodate a desk, computer link and seating. Hey, one minute you’re pull-

ing on your Wellies and the next your pulling off a share deal. Or something like that. …

Closet case Walk in wardrobes make great compact offices. Build a floating desk to instantly create the perfect work zone. Wire it to provide overhead lighting and

install plug points — one above and one below your counter — to take care of standard office equipment.

blossom. Simply pack up office paraphernalia and unfold comfy overnight sleeping accommodation as and when required.

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Good home office furniture shouldn’t look like regular office furniture. Instead of selecting a filing cabinet with typically industrial aesthetics, use a regular drawer set to store paper work. If you already have a small storage chest, make it ‘do the business’ by installing easy fit filing racks to provide ample stash space for requirements.

Bedroom boom Create visibly ‘blurred’ dual function in your guest room. Opt for a sofa bed (so there’s room for a desk) and allow business to

Could be that all you need to run an efficient home office is enough space at your dining table to position a lap top. For best results, set aside drawers in your hutch to keep paperwork and ancillary home office stationery out of sight.

Planning a home office Now you’ve decided on home office positioning, consider how it’ll work on a daily basis.

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OK, so there may have been a global ‘hesitation’ — and house prices may have stabilized — but when it comes to working under ones own roof — more of us than ever before are doing it. Canadians, generally speaking, have more space per household than most Europeans — and more square footage than many Americans — so it’s important to use it properly.

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Uncommon ideas for kitchens Of all the rooms in a home, the kitchen reigns as the most used space. And as such, updating the kitchen is one of the big priorities when thoughts of renovating come to mind. There is no shortage of information on the subject. Design magazines, decorating books, TV shows and the Internet overflow with inspiration, new products, timely tips and trendsetting styles. I’ve produced shows and written books that feature old or tired kitchens transformed with paint and imaginative design solutions. And I am always on the lookout for the next best thing, a style that rocks, a design that makes the heart of the home work and look the best it can. Recently I came across DEBBIE a book that does just that. TRAVIS Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, written by Chris Peterson, Cool Spring Press, is filled with clever solutions and inspiring designs for remodeling today’s kitchens. Peterson presents a Pictionary of kitchens, and each photo is accompanied by a caption that explains what makes that kitchen unique. Photo credits at the back will lead you to sourcing. It’s easy to find specific sections on style preferences, the newest in appliances and fixtures, centre island designs and daring colour palettes or accents. What makes so many of the kitchens distinct is the choice of a not-so-common surface material applied to countertops, backsplashes and floors. Here are a few examples: ● The innovative use of some materials such as plywood, glass and paper speak to the green movement with recycling central to their makeup. ● An industrial modern kitchen is full of roughhewn life with the plywood vertical island surfaces and concrete floor. ● A laminate edge on the shelves mimics the look of plywood. ● Frosted glass doors continue the modern, airy kitchen design where the simple lines of white crockery and accessories are meant to be in full view. ● There are paper-based fibre-composite countertops whose edge profiles come in different colour combinations for an eye-catching detail. These countertops are eco-friendly, recycled paper, incredibly durable and easy to work with. Source for more details. ● Stainless steel countertops have become a familiar sight in kitchens, but there are other metal options worth exploring. Zinc has been used for the countertops in European bars for over a century. Zinc can be protected, but the natural patina markings produced by skin oils, lemon juice and other materials produces an alluring quality. ● Copper is available too, but more expensive. ● And in my family kitchen, my favourite features are the hot rolled steel floor and countertops installed 10 years ago. The floor is cool in summer, warm in winter, and still looks chic and stylish. ● Marmoleum is the modern version of linoleum and comes in easy-to-install tiles, a huge variety of colours and patterns, and is made of natural ingredients that are anti-bacterial, making it one of the greenest materials you can find. ● Cork tiles are another great option; for a dramatic effect, cork can be richly stained to mimic the look of old stone, but it feels like walking on a cloud. ● Kitchen storage is always a challenge. Peterson shows kitchens with sliding bars and integrated allin-one wall-mounted hanging systems available from



SPACE: Size of furniture, ergonomics important How much furniture can you squeeze in without congesting space? Is there room for a regular sized desk? Or will proportions dictate that you need something with smaller than standard scale? Whichever desk you choose, whether custom or shop bought, ensure it has good ergonomics. Wrists need around six inches of ‘rest space’ in front of the keyboard and elbows need at least 20 inches either side to articulate properly. Ensure legs can move comfortably underneath without feeling restricted and allow sufficient room for drawers to open properly.

Order, order Don’t let office paraphernalia run away with itself or productivity will be undermined. We always include discreetly positioned baskets and drawers to organise every detail. A cluttered home office, as we see it, reflects clutter in other areas of your life.

Blurring lines Incorporate non-work related aspects (such as family photo’s or objects with sentimental value) to ensure you feel personalized — if everything is too clinical output will be affected. If possible, try and locate your office near a window. A view towards the garden or a busy street will help you remain alert and focused.

Colour Dramatic décor is all very well in other rooms, but in the work from home environment it’s best to play things at a sedate tempo. Public access Internet cafés know what they’re doing by styling venues in a low key manner. With visitors paying by time, it’s in their best interest to keep them focused on the job in hand — and not propelled out the door courtesy of distracting décor. Which means everyone is happy — you get more work done and they

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Above: Plywood is an inexpensive building material that can be designed to fit a modern kitchen along with plain Formica countertops and concrete floor. Below: A versatile hanging storage unit fits neatly in front of this large glass-tiled backsplash.

many kitchen suppliers and home retail stores. It’s a neat, clean way to use vertical wall or backsplash space and get a cooking area in order. Debbie Travis’s House to Home column is produced

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get the revenue. Almond, soft taupes and subtle yellows are organic tones that temp concentration. As is generally the case in compact spaces (whatever their function) it’s best to add colour via accessories. A lovely piece of art, for example, or a strategically placed scatter cushion. Or a brightly coloured ceramic to add visual punch in an otherwise corporate (albeit domestic) world.

it, ditch the green and burgundy leather that typifies the 1970s. ● Balance budget. You don’t need a master carpenter to create a workable study. Careful selection of furniture (Ikea have a great home office department) or second hand items will create the perfect space while leaving funds for accessories. ● Remember the comfort factor — try to incorporate some element of soft furnishing and treat yourself to a little relaxation between bouts of productivity. And remember — one good sofa or chaise is generally better than a squashed selection of chairs and stools. In summation, if you’re going to be working from home, you might as well give yourself a promotion. So go on, join the executive club and see your productivity soar! Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts in print and on TV. Find their international product range in stores like HomeSense, Winners and Marshalls.,,

Lighting Setting atmosphere via lighting is important. Too much glare and you’ll distract productive mood, too little and your space will feel dull. Throughout our designs, we’re all about a considered combo of task and mood lighting, and so, this in mind, add a desk top lamp (preferably an angle poise that can be directed as required) and sufficient overhead lighting to create balance. And don’t forget to install an instant mood fixer — a dimmer switch; twenty bucks of hardware for serious flexibility.

Colin and Justin’s home office tips ● Don’t keep every scrap of correspondence. Be vigilant about recycling — only retain that which you actually need. Try to run a paper-free office and consign what you can to (backed up) computer file. ● Unify mismatched office furniture with a coat of paint or spray varnish. Co-ordinating in this way can create wonderfully stream-lined effects. ● Hide printers, fax and photocopiers behind closed doors to free up counter space. A reworked living room hutch can be arranged to house an astonishing amount of office kit — and paper work — close at hand. ● Keep it light — leave corporate colours to the corporate world. Forget that dreary palette of dark shades and gloomy mahogany. And, while you’re at

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Questions about backyard chickens Question: What’s involved in keeping backyard chickens for eggs? What kind of shelter do chickens need? How many eggs do chickens lay? Question: Can I install Answer: More and click laminate flooring more people are inter- on dense, outdoor carpet ested in keeping back- that’s been glued down yard chickens to the wooden because they subfloor in my give fresh house? eggs at lower R e m o v cost. ing the carpet Chickens would be a also happen huge pain. to be surprisAnswer: Alingly fun to though it’s not keep, too. typically done, We’ve had installing a flock of click-together laying hens laminate over at our place dense carpet for 12 years, might work and one of just fine. STEVE our kids curGiven the MAXWELL rently takes hassles of ripcare of the ping the carwhole operapet up, it’s deftion himself. initely worth a For some reason, U.S. try. The nice thing about cities tend to be more laminate is that you can friendly to backyard buy a bundle or two, inchicken husbandry than stall it in some part of Canadian cities, but the room and try it out. that’s changing. You’ll It’s a cheap way of getneed to check with your ting a definitive answer. municipality for bylaw If the laminate perdetails, but the effort is forms well in your tests, worth it. then it will work fine The most productive over the whole floor. chickens lay about an If you do go ahead egg a day each in their and install laminate evprime, so it doesn’t take erywhere, I recommend many hens to keep a fam- gluing the end joints ily going. between pieces of lamiBuying chicken feed nate using regular wood c o s t s a b o u t h a l f a s glue to stop strips from much as the equivalent separating. This is a amount of eggs produced good idea with any click by chickens eating it, installation, but it could so there’s money to be prove even more imporsaved, too. tant in your case. We house our chickAny small amount of ens in a portable rolling flexing of the floor over coop that I built in 2002. carpet will make it more It’s open on the bottom likely that laminate piecand we move it to a dif- es will pull apart on the ferent spot on the lawn ends. A little glue eneach day. sures this won’t happen. This way the happy birds get access to grass and bugs, which they love to eat. Keeping chickens isn’t for everyone, but if Question: What’s the you’ve got a little farmer in you, it’s worth a try, best way to remove a even if you do live in a stippled stucco surface from the ceiling in my city. apartment? It’s starting to fall off,

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Small, portable, homemade chicken coops like this one make it practical to produce eggs anywhere. The bottom is open to give hens access to grass and insects. Below photo by ROGER YIP/freelance

Keeping backyard chickens is a great way for young people to exercise responsibility and contribute towards the household. my landlord won’t fix it, so I’d like to try the repair myself. Answer: It sounds like your ceiling has the usual sort of stucco on it, and this stuff is easily damaged by leaks and excess moisture. The good news is that intentionally wetting an old stippled ceiling can make it easier to scrape off the material and get back to a smooth surface, which is usually drywall. The process will be messy, so you’re wise to start in a small room and brace yourself for a struggle. Begin in a small area of the ceiling and note how easily the stuff comes off after wetting with a spray bottle. Let the water soften the stucco for a while before scraping, and be careful to minimize damage to the underlying surface. If the stucco seems to come off OK in a small space, go for the whole ceiling. No matter how careful you are, you’ll probably gouge the underlying drywall at least a bit. Don’t worry, just patch and sand any damage before repainting. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY and homesteading advice since 1988. Follow Steve’s blog at www.realrurallife. com.

Most homeowners ignore air quality ELIMINATING MOULD AND DUST IN HOUSEHOLD CAN HELP IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AND HEALTH VICTORIA — The decor of homes may vary, but the one thing the interiors have in common is the air — yet most homeowners don’t consider the quality of what they’re breathing. Very few people are aware of all the nooks and crannies where mould, one of the most common indoor air pollutants, can build, says Norm Hoessmann, licensed home inspector with Victoria’s Aardvark Inspections. “Older homes often have bits of mould in several places, which means they can be overlooked,” says Hoessmann. “But if you gather up all those little spots like windows, toilet tank and the thresholds at

front doors, and you put them together, there can be a large area of solid mould.” According to Hoessmann, common places where mould can grow are around sources of moisture and constant water supplies. Homeowners should be aware of areas under their sinks where leaky pipes might attract mould spores, along with front-loading washing machines, which can be sources of mould if not aired out after use. While the rooms we use the most, like bathrooms and kitchens, can be sources of indoor air pollutants, Hoessmann says homeowners need to be aware that mould can also grow near their furnace and air conditioners. “Furnace cabinets can attract mould because they have the cold air from outside being sucked in to feed


the furnace, which meets the warm air in the room and creates condensation, which could create mould over time,” he says. Combating possible pollutants in a home, from mould to dust and chemicals, is as easy as finding the source and then controlling it. “You find the source of the pollutant in question, like for example if you have a pet you are allergic too, you are able to cope with by vacuuming, cleaning and regularly removing pet hair from the home,” says Connie Choy, air quality spokesperson for the Canadian Lung Association.

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MOULD: Ventilation can help remove pollutants from air “If there is mould try to remove the source of the mould, and clean up possible mould growth as soon as you see it.” According to Choy, Canadians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, and they often forget about the things that can affect the air quality in their homes, which in turn affect their health. “If you are running a humidifier inside and it has led to more moisture buildup it can lead to mould growing,” she says. “Ventilation is another way to remove air pollutants from the home whether it is a bathroom fan or over the stove when cooking to make sure moisture doesn’t build up.” Homeowners are quick to deal with visible problems such as chipped bathroom tile and faded curtains, but because the air in a home can’t be seen it’s easy to ignore the care of it. “Our homes aren’t something we think of very often when it comes to air quality,” says Choy. “Generally I think people think of air quality outside that we breathe, and include a big factory with smoke coming out of it, or someone polluting with their vehicles. We spend so much time indoors and are exposed to so many different things, but we are so busy we forget to think about the air we are breathing.”


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DOUGLAS Robert “Bob” Jan. 20, 1928 - Apr. 16, 2014 On April 16, 2014 Bob Douglas peacefully passed away in his sleep at the age of 86. He is lovingly remembered by Ken and Cindy Lipsett and their children: Christopher, Kathryn, Justin, and Erin; Stephen and Joan Douglas and their children: Kevin and Todd; Carol and Doug MacDormand and their children: Rebecca, Heidi, Wendy, and Jennifer; Dave and Rhonda Douglas and their son, Zachary; and his niece Alison Douglas (Steve Struthers). He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, his daughter Judy, his brother Dick, and his sister Mary. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, South of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, Alberta. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. To send condolences or to share a memory, tribute or photo, please visit GLENWOOD FUNERAL HOME, CEMETERY, AND RECEPTION CENTRE Sherwood Park, Alberta (780) 467-3337

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GILLIES David Ian June 24, 1958 - April 16, 2014 Born June 24, 1958 Bengough SK, David grew up in Big Beaver SK, and Lacombe AB. Graduated from U of A with Honours Arts Degree in Political Science. Lived most of adult life in Edmonton, working most of his career at the Alberta Legislature. Retired to Victoria BC in 2008, then briefly Vancouver, returning to Alberta and settling in Calgary in Aug 2013. Predeceased by father Fred in 1984, older brother Darcy in 2001, younger brother Jordy in 2004, and step-brother Raymond in 2013. Survived by his wife Lorraine Chay of Calgary; his mother Jean (Noel) Stock of Lacombe; sister Lisa Mackowetzky, nephew Dylan and niece Kaylee of Edmonton; stepsons Reid (Beth) McLean Wiest of Calgary, John Wiest of High River, and Curtis (Dawn) Rossman of Winnipeg; grandchildren Thane, Luke and Faith; Hunter, Arwyn and Gabriel; Kristopher and Cole; step-brothers Kelly of Red Deer, Calvin (Barb) of Lacombe, step-sister Elana of Calgary. Memorial to be held Monday, April 21 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Legion Hall 5138 - 49 Street in Lacombe AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

STRAIN Bertrum James Jan. 27, 1923 - April 14, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bertrum James Strain of Stettler, Alberta at the age of 91. Bert passed away quietly in his sleep in his hometown Stettler, Alberta. Bert was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents George and Lydia Strain. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and later married Dorothy Harty on May 7, 1949 in Lethbridge. They moved to Stettler in 1954. His contributions to education were enormous and respected by many. Bert is survived by his brother Art Strain (Eva); sister in law Clara; children Joan Uhrich (Ian), Rick Strain (Diane), Bob Strain (Jackie), Carolyn Cheetham (David), son-in-law Garth Gunther; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bert was predeceased by his wife Dorothy; their first child Audrey Gunther and his brother Doug Strain. Prayer Services to be held Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 P.M. at Christ King Parish, 4916 - 54 St., Stettler, Alberta. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Christ King Parish. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke, Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund or charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. To send or view condolences to Bert’s family please visit

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MARTIN Marcel 1927 - 2014 Marcel passed away on April 13, 2014 in Red Deer Hospice Society at the age of 86. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Myrtle and their children Donna (Dave), Rodney (Bev), Ramona (David) and his very special grandchildren Sean, Sheldon, Blair, Dane, Chelsea and Hayley; and surviving family, his sisters Alyce, Margaret, Lorette, Louise and Marie; and brothers Lawrence and Maurice. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, McKenzie Rd, Penhold. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society.

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DEPTA Coltyn ‘Cole’ 1994 - 2014 It is with the deepest sorrow that the family of Coltyn Earl ‘Cole’ Depta of Red Deer, Alberta announces his passing on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the tender age of 20 years. Cole was born on February 23, 1994 at Red Deer, Alberta, where he was raised. He was employed with Chrysler Mopar Parts and was attending Red Deer College to pursue a career as an electrician. Cole was a loyal son, brother and friend. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother and father, Steve and Carol Depta, older brother, Kyle and younger brother, Caden and the love of his life, Mariki Fletcher, the mother of his child. He will also be sadly missed by Andrea Boyechko, a lifelong family friend; Zack, Darren, Braden, Colin, Mel, Tyler, Craig, T.J. and many more friends, his aunts, uncles, cousins, a very close great aunt, Auntie Alice and his deeply saddened paternal grandparents, Wally and Clareen Depta. Cole was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Irene Tombs. A Funeral Service will be held at the Word of Life Church, south end of Taylor Drive on England Way, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bryce Birmingham officiating. Interment will follow at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. 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.

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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” CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

SERVICE RIG Experienced FABRICATION Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d Oilfield Construction COORDINATOR FLOORHANDS & Lead Hands DERRICK HANDS Alstar is looking for a Experienced Locally based, home every self-starter who is motivated night! Qualified applicants Oilfield Construction and organized to fill this must have all necessary NEW position. Labourers valid tickets for the position being applied for. Experienced Oilfield The successful applicant Bearspaw offers a will have the following: Project Foreman very competitive salary • General Knowledge of and benefits package Journeyman Mechanic Welding & Construction along with a steady (Preferred Heavy Duty) • Able to Interpret ISO 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.

work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


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” LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Full Time

Operators • Previous experience is an asset, but not necessary

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RED Deer based acid hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. Top industry wages and benefits package. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 403-346-3766 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


Day and Night Supervisors • Previous experience is required We Offer: • A competitive total compensation which includes group insurance and retirement savings plans • Flexible shift schedules • All necessary training to be successful • Opportunities for career progression

Must be licensed

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume:



Email: #115, 5114 - 58 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 2L8


Full time reporter/ photographer for regional independent community newspaper in east central Ab. with room for advancement. Highly motivated, skilled in news photography & writing. Journalism degree or diploma. Photography equip. and own reliable vehicle nec. Call Joyce, Coronation, Ab. 403-5784111; email resume to publisher@ECAreview. com; fax 403-578-2088. Website: www.ECAreview. com Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Restaurant/ Hotel


CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons 15 vacancies at each location for FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS for 3 locations $10.88/hr. + benefits. F/T & P/T positions. Permanent shift work, weekends, days, nights, evenings. Start date as soon as possible. No experience or education req’d. Job description avail. at Apply in person to 6620 Orr Drive. Red Deer, 6017 Parkwood Road, Blackfalds, or 4924-46 St. Lacombe. Fax: 403-782-9685 or Call 403-848-2356 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


Restaurant/ Hotel

RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. Permanent Room Attendants. Exp. not nec. will train. Approx. 35 - 40 hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 $14/hr. Duties incl’d but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, washing floors, making beds, empty trash, disinfecting & cleaning bathrooms. Performance based bonus program. Must be fluent with verbal l& written English, be physically fit. Applicants may apply in person at 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 or email: Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Sales & Distributors

in the support of Tier 1 Safety and Environmental Performance. Position will be located in either our Red Deer or Clairmont offices. Please go to for full description. Resumes must be submitted by April 25th to or fax to the attention of Kim Jespersen 403-806-0084. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T - P/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to

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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

is now hiring for the following positions!

Assistant Manager (Full or Part time)

Customer Service Rep

(Part Time) For job descriptions and how to apply, go to No phone calls please




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



FT MACHINIST – ROCKY MTN. HOUSE 4TH YR. APPRENTICE OR JOURNEYMAN Machinist W/ Red Seal Position requires a HIGH degree of skill operating manual Lathes, Milling Machines & Drill Press. Public/Co-worker communications a must; welding skills an asset. CNC experience NOT required. Competitve wages and benefits. Please fax: 403-844-2634 or email: Only successful applicants will be contacted. LOOKING for Framers/ carpenters 403-357-9816





Pidherney’s requires a mobile H.D. Mechanic. The successful candidate will be 2nd, 3rd or 4th Year apprentice, or a Journeyman. Assets would include Air brakes and a clean driver’s abstract. Schedule would be 10 days on and 4 days off. Pidherney’s offers competitive wages and benefits. Please forward resumés to: or fax to: 403-845-5370


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 our facilities into Calgary Alberta. We employ over 175 people and provide ample opportunities to employees to achieve their career goals. We provide handson training and an opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects and applications in the energy sector.


for full-time permanent shop positions We offer competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.


Applicants must have previous mechanical or civil engineering experience with experience in sales an asset. Proform offers excellent wages and benefits. Apply online at:


Sales & Distributors


If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking both -

Proform Precast Products is looking for an energetic and outgoing individual to work as our

**FMC Technologies Canada Ltd. is formerly known as Pure Energy Services Ltd. **


GRATIAE is seeking 5 Retails Sales representatives selling skin & 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. Email resumes: gratiaereddeersr@

Please fax resume to 403-227-7796, email to

You Possess: • A valid class 5 license • Current First Aid and H2S certi¿cation • Ability to pass pre-employment testing


EVRAZ Red Deer is accepting applications for Senior EH&S advisor

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Our Frac Flowback Division in Blackfalds, Alberta is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the following positions:



Enseco is currently looking for a

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Please apply online at: Fax: 403.885.5894

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.


Adanac Insurance Services Ltd.


Join our award winning team and grow with us!


Metric drawings, P&IDs & Engineered Structural Drawings Strong Computer Skills Able to Adapt to Changing Environments Quality Assurance Experience an Asset

If you have a Desire to be In this NEW role you will: Part of a Growing Company Please apply on our Career • Coordinate & Schedule Work Flow/Shop Loading Section on our website • Coordinate Fabrication Activity “Committed to enriching the • Manage Inventory • Ensure Timelines are lives of our workforce, while being kept 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

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 NOW HIRING and hard working and live Well Testing Personnel or be willing to relocate Experienced Supervisors within a 20 minute commute & Operators to workplace location. This Must have valid applicable position offers a challenging tickets work environment, attractive Email: lstouffer@ benefits with competitive pay and significant room Hiring full time Operation for promotion. Please submit resumes Coordinator/Field Supervisor for local oilfield Attn: Human Resources testing company Must be local (Red Deer area) email:kwolokoff@ Must have testing Fax 403-252-9719 experience Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Competitive salary Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Health benefits offered Send resume to Start your career! ken@darkstarproduction. See Help Wanted com





Experienced Low Bed drivers with off - road and winch tractor experience Experienced 45 Ton Boom Truck Operators



by email to: or by fax to:



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

Classified does it all! The Red Deer Advocate Classified is the community’s number-one information centre and marketplace. It serves as the best single source for selling items, seeking jobs, finding housing, meeting new people and more.

Red Deer Advocate Classified: • Helps lost pets find their families • Brings buyers and sellers together • Serves as a key resource for renters • Helps families find new homes • Puts individuals in touch with each other • Provides job seekers with career information • Serves as a great guide to garage sales • Makes selling and shopping simple

Put the power of classified to work for you today.

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:


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”


To place an ad, call 309-3300. To subscribe, call 314-4300.

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!



Alstar has immediate positions available for:









Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions: f

Class 1 Drivers/Operators – Fracturing, Coiled Tubing,

f f

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

Nitrogen, Cement and Acid


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.

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 How to apply:

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

online: fax: 888 249 3895

or email:


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


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

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, April 19, 2014 D7




DRIVERS WANTED RED DEER Hallcon is currently Requires seeking qualified drivers to transport rail crews SLOPED ROOFERS throughout the surrounding LABOURERS area. Drivers are ideally & FLAT ROOFERS based out of RED DEER. No overnight stays Valid Driver’s Licence required. This position is preferred. Fax or email an on call position. Employees are responsible or (403)341-6722 for taking trips during the NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! period they have INDIVIDUAL REQUIRED designated themselves to organize staff available to do so. All for jobs & projects. transportation is done in Work with the Fin Fan to Hallcon company vehicles. organize & follow the These vehicles are transportation rules & extensively and consistently regulations for maintenance maintained to ensure of equipment & log books optimal safety for our for Canada & USA. drivers and clients. Drivers Please fax resume to must possess a valid Class 403-342-7447 1, 2, or 4 license, with a clean driver abstract. Myshak Crane & Rigging is Assisted licensing upgrade looking for a journeyman to achieve a class 4 is crane operator or reg’d 3rd available. Pay is based at year apprentice. Fax a rate of $15.38. Earning resume 403-342-0066 potential is based on your W.R.SCOTT Equipment availability, as our a company dealing in operation runs on a 24/7 compact equipment is on call basis. Both full time looking for a representative and part time employees to handle equipment, are welcome. Semi-retired, parts, sales & equipment retired, full time, and part rentals. Applicant must time employees are have a valid driver’s welcome. Please forward licence, basic computer resumes and current driver knowledge is an asset. abstract to Shane Flack at Please send resume to: dbevan@ NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE or fax 403-347-4099 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air Truckers/ and clean abstract. Exp. Drivers preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.


Class 1 or 3 Ready Mix Truck Drivers needed. Must pass a physical & a drug test. Please apply via fax with resume, references & a current abstract to: 403 347 8060 or email: CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume with a min. of 2 references to: EXP’D CLASS 1 FLAT DECK drivers. Home most weekends. We offer steady year round work with no lay offs, a company benefits package, competitive pay and achievable drivers incentive bonuses. Fax resume with a recent CDA to 403-784-2330 email: RED Deer based acid hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. Top industry wages and benefits package. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 403-346-3766

Misc. Help


SEMI RETIRED? SPRING BREAK UP? Seasonal drivers req’d. for local fertilizer dellivery. Clean Class 3 license req’d., AG exp. an asset. Call 403-588-0956. EMAIL:


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


Enjoy a career in the gifting business with The original basket boutique! We are growing in Red Deer and Alberta. 780.416.2530 or Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds


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

Misc. Help


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

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

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

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





Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres., Churchill Cl. area $195/mo.

GED Preparation Would you like to take the GED in your community?

• • • • • • • •

Red Deer Rocky Mtn. House Rimbey Hanna Drumheller Innisfail Paintearth Drayton Valley Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the ADVOCATE Delivery by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/week in:

* Adults * Youths * Seniors *


Ross St. to 51A St., 40 Ave to Michener Ave. $178/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA



To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info

Timothy Drive., Turner Cres., Towers Cl., & Tobin Gt. $97/mo.

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 ATTENTION Students SUMMER WORK flexible schedule, $17 baseappointment, customer sales/service, no exp. necessary, conditions apply. Will train. Call 403-755-6711 www.

WestPark Westpark Cres. & 57 Ave. Wiltshire Blvd. & Welton Cres. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

requires a mature individual for a CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION in the proshop/ clubhouse. Must be available evenings and weekends. Must be over 18. Proserve certif. req’d. Wage and golf privileges. Drop off resume at clubhouse or fax to 403-342-9503.

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

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



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

Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week

NO COLLECTING! ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres 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

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, $100. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389

Misc. for Sale


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 SUMMER Receptionist Openings Local Red Deer Office looking for appointment setters during our busy season. Ideal for students or someone searching for Part-Time. Pay starts at $11.00/hr. Must be avail. Sundays. Call 403-755-8163 to APPLY NOW. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A F/T dedicated individual who will be responsible for RED DEER’S HOMESTAY PROGRAMS. Learn more about the position and how to apply at: Closes April 25, 2014.


60% off! Large selection. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389

COLEMAN cooler, aluminum $15, portable 3 spd. desk fan $10, wall bike rack set of 2, $5, 3 saw horses $8/ea, 2/3 of 15kg. Antique & Estate Auction bag of Oil-Dri all purpose April 27 @ 11 am absorbant $10, 20 oz. wet For info view mop new $5, (4) 2x4 s’, 8 ‘, several cutoffs $10; misc. 403-342-2514 shelving $5; misc, pieces of wood $5, 13 boxes of misc. items, hinges, door stops, brackets, etc. $40; Bicycles alum. step ladder $10, 8 smoked colored glasses 1973 JD 5 spd. girls bike $8, 8 water glasses, 12 $175 good cond., ramekin dishes diamond 403-341-3741 pattern $8/set, 6 water glasses with gold pattern $6 403-314-2026 Children's

1530 1540


CHILD’S hiking shoes Columbia, size 13, very good cond, $10 403-314-9603 LEAPSTER 2 by Leapfrog w/games $20 403-314-9603



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



Homestead Firewood Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275


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

ELECTRIC stove, Whirlpool, white $75 obo 403-342-5154 leave msg.

Household Furnishings


2 OAK WALL UNITS, $80/ea. 1 CORNER WALL UNIT $50. 403-887-4981 4 KITCHEN CHAIRS, fabric seats, brown metal frame. $50. OFFICE CHAIR, black, swivel. $20. 403-346-2070


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514




wegot FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390



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

Condos/ Townhouses


SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.



3 BDRM trailer in Alix. Lrg fenced yard, shed. No pets. May 1st. 403-348-6594 3 BDRM. Oriole Park, 4 appl., incl. water., avail. May 1, $840/mo. 403-348-6594 AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445

Electric grass trimmer, $12. Brad nailer/stapler, $30. 109 pc drill set, $20. Air compressor, 3G, $90 - new in box. 2 pr steel toe work boots, size 10 & 12, $25/ea. 403-887-4981

GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000

JIG SAW PUZZLES & MISC. BOOKS. $2/ea. 587-273-3436

1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

LEG MAGIC Exerciser, was $125, asking $25. 403-346-2070

Newly renovated bachelor & 2 bedroom suites avail. in central location. leasing@ 1(888) 679-8031

QUEEN white duvet, KING white duvet, $25/ea. 403-346-2070



BALINESE KITTENS (2) $50. ea. Burman Kittens (2) $50. ea. 403-887-3649 FARM CATS FREE to good home. 403-343-0730

Sporting Goods



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.

LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111



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

Rooms For Rent


2 ROOMS in fully equipped executive suite in Lacombe w/hotel services, daily and weekly. 403-396-7976 396-3616



2 parking stalls, 4914-46 St. RD. 403-346-5885

Mobile Lot


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







Realtors & Services


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



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

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

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

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

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

afternoons & evenings one day per week

The papers arrive ready to deliver.

NO COLLECTING! 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



24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

GALVANIZED garbage can w/lid, $12, portable hose reel cart $40; 3 power rake blades (2)15”, (1)16” all $10, 2 sets of wrought iron brackets outdoor hanging flowers $8/pr. 403-314-2026

Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the RED DEER ADVOCATE

Ing Close / Ireland Cres.

Lancaster Drive





“Low Cost” Quality Training

CHILD’S Gap jacket size 8 waterproof w/hood, fleece lined, very good cond, $15 403-314-9603


Phone Loren at 403-314-4316




Resident Apartment BALMORAL GOLF COURSE Manager - Red Deer

The papers arrive ready to deliver.

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

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


ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life


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.


Grain, Feed Hay

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

Industries #1 Choice!






Duncan Cres. $71/mo.

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

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

KOUNTRY AIRE CAMPGROUND Looking for F.T. or P.T. cleaning staff from May to Sept., 29 kms. West of Caroline. Fax resume to 403-722-3262 or call 403-722-2922

Household Furnishings



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

FORKLIFT / SKID STEER OPERATOR with tickets. Safety background essential. Ability to work independently for Red Deer Recycling Facility. Email resume to or call 403-341-9300


Carriers are Needed to Deliver


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


Employment Training

(across from Totem) (across from Rona North)

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


Misc. Help

Spruce Drive $52/mo.



Misc. Help



* Adults * Youths * Seniors *

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

Business Opportunities



Truckers/ Drivers

PENHOLD Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316



INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351

Antique Dealers and Stores


4 POST car lifts and Classic Car Finders. We have the highest quality car hoists for your house or man cave avail. Also have car shipping from USA to Red Deer along with brokering, over 300 contacts worldwide for finding your classic car. Call Kyle 403-896-7258



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



FENCES & DECKS 403-352-4034



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 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.


Massage Therapy


FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Misc. Services


COMMERCIAL Parking lot Vacuum Street Sweeping & parking lot assessments. 403-341-6900

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445



Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. VII MASSAGE Free Est. 403-872-8888 #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. VELOX EAVESTROUGH LAUREL TRUDGEON Pampering at its Cleaning & Repairs. Residential Painting and BEST! Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Colour Consultations. 403-986-6686 403-342-7801. Come in and see why we are the talk Seniors’ Escorts of the town. Services TAHNEE 392-0891 *BUSTY* Open long weekend INDEPENDENT w/own car HELPING HANDS



Handyman Services


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


Misc. Services



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

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

Yard Care


JUNK/TREE REMOVAL, Yard/Care 403-358-1614

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2 SPEC HOMES Ready for your colours. Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820


NEW HOMES by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550


1380 sq.ft., 2 storey, 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath. Many upgrades, front att. garage. $371,000 incl. GST, legal fee, appls. pkg. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer


Lots For Sale


Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

Investment Opportunities


SEEKING equity partners for investment grade retail and ofce properties in Calgary up to 2 million. Shane Olin solin@ 403 708-9086






Character homes on huge lots, stunning landscaping, backing onto treed reserves, close to schools, shopping & transit. Text/Call 403-358-9999 Residential One

4 TIRES, 205 75 15, $190. 403-505-3113 EQUALIZER HITCH, Traveller 500 complete with 2 5/16” ball, Torsion bars and brackets. $200 Call 403-346-6415.

Auto Wreckers


2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 1994 PONTIAC Sunbird, 2 dr. Offers. 403-352-6995


Misc. Automotive

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Sylvan Lake, main r. w/2 parking stalls, 3 bdrms., 2 bath, 7 stainless steel appls. washer/dryer. relaxing living rm. w/replace, balcony. Quiet area w/park & gym. Stylish & modern. 403-614-7598


1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550

Automotive Services


FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

Locally owned and family operated

Executive 1/2 Duplex Fenced back yard on creek Lovely area near walking paths, all amenities. Trucks Hardwood oors, newly developed basement. 2010 FORD F150 Quick Possession avail. Platinum, crew cab S/B, 3 bdrms. up, 2 in bsmt. 5.4 L auto., $6000 worth of $349,900 access., 2600 kms. $38,900 Agent selected. + GST. 403-783-1606 403-396-5516 403-314-4318 2005 CHEV 3500, 4x4 auto, 166,000 km. Pocket doors, club cab. $7500 or will take Laebon Homes 346-7273 some trade. 403-505-3113 2000 GMC 1/2 ton S/B, reg. cab, loaded, good Condos/ cond, $6500 obo; Townhouses 403-304-0678 1994 DODGE pickup, E/C, EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS new tires, good cond., $1800 **SOLD** FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at Holiday 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

Gorgeous Condo


RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519


Waskasoo Creek Coronation Park


RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

Vehicles Wanted To Buy



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


1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $191,900. 403-588-2550 New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550

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2007 STARCRAFT, 30’, slide, solar, air, walkaround bed, sleeps 6, rear kitchen. $17,000. O.B.O. 403-358-6765

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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


Pope Francis kisses the crucifix during the Good Friday Passion service, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican on Friday.

Pope joins faithful at Colosseum for Good Friday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. With his head bowed and eyes often closed, Francis joined tens of thousands of faithful in listening to meditations read aloud in the ancient arena in downtown Rome. One meditation, read by Italian actress Virna Lisi, singled out the plight of child soldiers. Other readings recalled migrants who risk death in trying to reach the shores of affluent nations, women and children enslaved by human traffickers and inmates in overcrowded prisons. The selection of subjects reflected the pope’s resolve to focus the Catholic church’s attention on those who suffer, often on the margins of society. The motif of the marginalized also mirrored much of Francis’ outreach in his first year of his papacy. His first pilgrimage outside of Rome as pope took him to a tiny island near Sicily where thousands of migrants arrive on smugglers’ rickety boats. Francis wore a white overcoat over a plain

white cassock against the chill of the night. Near the end of the 90-minute service, Francis told the crowd in brief remarks that the cross represented the “weight of all our sins.” He decried the “monstrosity of man when he lets himself be guided by evil.” But he sounded a note of optimism. “Evil won’t have the last word, but love, mercy and pardon” will, Francis said. He ended with a prayer that all those “abandoned under the weight of the cross would find the strength of hope.” Then he blessed the faithful and headed back to the Vatican by car. Another of the meditations spoke of children whose health might be endangered by Italian mobsters’ dumping of toxic wastes in their neighbourhoods and farmland near Naples. Mothers of the children had written to the pope in hopes of drawing attention to the problem. Outside the Colosseum and along the broad boulevard approaching it, tens of thousands of pilgrims, tourists and Romans stood elbow-toelbow. They clutched prayer books and candles, in holders fashioned from brightly colored paper. Many of them and tens of thousands more are expected to crowd into St. Peter’s Square on Sunday for Easter Mass celebrated by Francis at the Vatican.

SpaceX making Easter morning delivery of space station supplies Spacewalk scheduled for later in the week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was shown drifting away in the blackness of space, against the blue backdrop of Earth. It’s transporting 2 1/2 tons of goods, including a new spacesuit, spacesuit replacement parts, much-needed food, legs for NASA’s humanoid, Robonaut, a bevy of mating flies, and germs gathered from sports arenas and historic sites across the U.S. Neither NASA nor SpaceX packed any Easter goodies, but the families of the six astronauts sent private care packages. “It will be a surprise for all of us when they open the hatch,” said NASA’s human exploration chief, Bill Gerstenmaier. The Dragon will reach the orbiting lab on Sunday morning. That pushes urgent spacewalking repairs to Wednesday; NASA wants a bad backup computer replaced before something else breaks. This was the second launch attempt this week for SpaceX after a month’s delay. On Monday, NASA’s commercial supplier was foiled by a leaky rocket valve. The valve was replaced, and the company aimed for a Friday liftoff despite a dismal forecast. Storms cleared out of Cape Canaveral just in time. SpaceX’s billionaire chief executive officer, Elon Musk, was delighted with the successful launch for NASA, the customer. “This was a happy day,” he told reporters from company headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Last Friday, a critical backup computer failed outside the space station, and NASA considered postponing the SpaceX flight. The primary computer is working fine, but numerous systems would be seriously compromised if it broke, too. A double failure also would hinder visits by the Dragon and other vessels. “It’s imperative that we maintain” backups for these external command-routing computer boxes, also called multiplexer-demultiplexers, or MDMs, said flight director Brian Smith said Friday. “Right now, we don’t have that.” NASA decided late this week to use the gas-

ket-like material already on board the space station for the repair, instead of waiting for the Dragon and the new, precision-cut material that NASA rushed on board for the computer swap. Astronauts trimmed their own thermal material Friday to fit the bottom of the replacement computer, and inserted a fresh circuit card. The space station’s crew watched the launch via a live TV hookup; the outpost was soaring 418 kilometres above Turkey at the time of ignition. Video beamed down from Dragon showed the solar wings unfurling. The shipment is close to five weeks late. Initially set for mid-March, the launch was delayed by extra prepping, then damage to an Air Force radar and, finally on Monday, the rocket leak. Earlier, as the countdown entered its final few hours, NASA’s space station program manager Mike Suffredini said an investigation continues into the reason for last summer’s spacesuit failure. The helmet worn by an Italian astronaut filled with water from the suit’s cooling system, and he nearly drowned during a spacewalk. Routine U.S. spacewalks are on hold until engineers are certain what caused the water leak. The upcoming spacewalk by the two Americans on board is considered an exception because of its urgent nature; it will include no unnecessary tasks, just the 2 1/2-hour computer swap. NASA is paying SpaceX — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — and Virginia’s Orbital Sciences Corp. to keep the orbiting lab well stocked. It was SpaceX’s fourth trip to the space station. Russia, Japan and Europe also make periodic deliveries. Unlike the other cargo carriers, the Dragon can bring items back for analysis. Among the science samples going up on the Dragon and slated to return with it in a month: 200 fruit flies and their expected progeny, and germs collected from stadiums and sports arenas, as well as such notables as America’s Liberty Bell and Sue, the T. rex fossil skeleton at Chicago’s Field Museum. Scientists will study the hearts of the returning flies — as many as 3,000 are expected for the trip home. The germ samples, once back on Earth, will be compared with duplicate cultures on the ground. Staying up there — for as long as the space station lives — will be new legs for NASA’s humanoid, Robonaut. The indoor robot has been in orbit for three years, but only from the waist up.

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LUANN April 19 1995 — The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a bomb. It was the worst bombing on U.S. territory and 168 people were killed, including 19 children, and 500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997. 1993 — The Branch-Davidian’s com-

pound in Waco, Texas, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents; 86 people were killed, including 17 children. 1775 — British troops fire on American minutemen in Concord Massachusetts starting the American Revolution, which lasts until Nov. 30, 1782. 1627 — Cardinal Richelieu signs the charter of the Company of One Hundred Associates, with a contract to develop and colonize Canada.





SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9. SHERMAN‛S LAGOON


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Based on a purchase price of $17,502. Includes Variable Throwback Pricing Incentive. $76 bi-weekly payments include $640 Throwback Pricing Incentive. Payments are based on 2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E), financing for 84 months. After 15 months, bi-weekly payments increase to $96. Throwback Pricing Incentive may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount.&

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Based on a purchase price of $22,602. Includes Variable Throwback Pricing Incentive. $104 bi-weekly payments include $640 Throwback Pricing Incentive. Payments are based on 2014 Forte Koup EX MT (FO521E), financing for 84 months. After 15 months, bi-weekly payments increase to $124. Throwback Pricing Incentive may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount.& Forte Koup SX Luxury shownU

hwy / city 100kmÓ HEATED FRONT SEATS






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Based on a purchase price of $21,102. Includes Variable Throwback Pricing Incentive. $96 bi-weekly payments include $640 Throwback Pricing Incentive. Payments are based on 2014 Forte5 LX+ MT (FO551E), financing for 84 months. After 15 months, bi-weekly payments increase to $116. Throwback Pricing Incentive may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount.&

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& $0 DOWN.


BI-WEEKLY for the first 15 MONTHS.





Based on a purchase price of $26,302. Includes Variable Throwback Pricing Incentive. $105 bi-weekly payments include $1,280 Throwback Pricing Incentive. Payments are based on 2014 Optima LX AT (OP742E), financing for 84 months. After 15 months, bi-weekly payments increase to $145. Throwback Pricing Incentive may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce financed amount.&



*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty.


Optima SX Turbo AT shownU

Scott Kia 6863 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB (403) 314-5421

Offer(s) available on select new 2014 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2014. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. &Throwback Pricing available O.A.C. on financing offers on new 2014 models. Financing for 84 months example: 2014 Optima LX AT (OP742E)/2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Forte Koup EX MT (FO521E)/2014 Forte5 LX+ MT (F0551E) with a purchase price of $26,302/$17,502/$22,602/$21,102 (including $1,485 freight/PDI) financed at 0% for 84-month period with $0 down payment equals 32 reduced bi-weekly payments of $105/$76/$104/$96 followed by 150 bi-weekly payments of $145/$96/$124/$116. Cost of borrowing is $0 and total obligation is $26,302/$17,502/$22,602/$21,102. Throwback Pricing Incentive varies by model and trim level and may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount. The Throwback Pricing Incentive for the 2014 Optima LX AT/2014 Forte LX MT/2014 Forte Koup EX MT/2014 Forte5 LX+ MT shown is $1,280/$640/$640/$640 (a $40/$20/$20/$20 reduction in 32 bi-weekly payments). Limited time offer. See retailer for complete details. Throwback Pricing is a trademark of Kia Canada Inc. 0% purchase financing is available on select new 2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. 6 Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748E)/2014 Forte Koup LX Luxury AT (FO726E)/2014 Forte5 EX AT (FO754E) is $26,395/$34,795/$28,295/$22,295. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Optima 2.4L GDI (A/T)/2014 Forte Koup 2.0L (A/T)/2014 Forte5 2.0L (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 1Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. °The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 2014 Top Safety Pick – U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for model year 2014. U.S. model tested. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

Red Deer Advocate, April 19, 2014  

April 19, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate