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Red Deer Advocate FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

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Cyclists peddling new strategy BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF


Cycling enthusiasts are not giving up the fight to turn Red Deer into a bike-friendly city. The Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting plan to pitch a new strategy to city council that would allow cyclists to pedal in direct routes throughout the city.

Last month, council made its last move on the contentious and awardwinning Commuter Bike Lane Pilot, deciding to remove the painted lanes on 39th Street, east of 40th. The street will revert to two lanes in each direction, and a three-metre wide asphalt trail between Metcalf and Mitchell Av-

enue in Morrisroe will be installed. Bicycle association vice-president John Johnston said the group met this week to discuss the city’s surprise decision and to determine their next move. Johnston said they are floating around the idea of “cycle tracks� that would eliminate the need to reduce traffic lanes. The dedicated bicycle track would run beside the road and would allow cyclists to enter the intersection the same way as vehicles.

The driver and the cyclist would be separated by a curb that would disappear at the intersection so the cyclists become a part of the traffic. “There are different cycle tracks all over the world,� said Johnston. “This time we are designing it for ourselves in Red Deer.� The details are being sorted out.

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Liquor sales bylaw repealed BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF The Town of Ponoka took less than a year to decide that its new liquor sales bylaw didn’t work. Town council voted to repeal the bylaw at a recent meeting, despite statistics compiled by the RCMP that showed a drop in alcohol-related calls, especially downtown. The bylaw came into effect on July 7. It quickly became a controversial tipping point for some candidates in the October election, resulting in a near complete turnover of council. For Mayor Rick Bonnett, repealing the bylaw was akin to putting an openfor-business sign up. “From what I was hearing from the business side is that the reason they weren’t having issues downtown is because nobody was coming downtown either,� he said. “If you don’t have people in your downtown, then you’re not going to have businesses down there either.� The bylaw restricted the hours alcohol could be sold by liquor stores and hotel liquor off-sale (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and by delivery (ending at 10:30 p.m.). Rules have reverted back to Alberta Gaming Liquor Commission regulations that permits the sale of alcohol from any licensed establishment between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. The bylaw was put into affect following a spike in impaired driving cases in the town, giving it the highest rate in the country in 2012. The rate of 1,181 impaired drivers per 100,000 population was 2.62 times the provincial rate of 450 per 100,000. Wetaskiwin enacted a similar liquor bylaw in 2010, pushing late liquor sales further south on Hwy 2 to Ponoka. In the first six months of the bylaw, RCMP saw a noticeable drop in statistics across the board.

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Friday Forward your activity guide to Red Deer We’re moving Forward to put more fun in your life, and more useful information in your hands. For the past 23-plus years, the Red Deer Advocate has published Red Deer Life on Sunday. It’s time for a change — we’ve decided our readers would be better served by moving our Life forward to Friday, changing its focus and, hopefully, giving you a leg up on your weekend and the week to follow. So today we’re launching Friday Forward. It will be on your doorstep

this afternoon. We decided that the best way to make this package more compelling to readers is to make it more useful. So in great part it will become an activity guide to the next week in Red Deer, augmented by interesting local features and columns. Here’s a glimpse at some of what Friday Forward will have to offer: � Regular features on noteworthy people, groups and initiatives in the community.

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Kerstin Heuer, right, records as Bec Dent, left, and more than 100 other people broke out into dance in downtown Red Deer Thursday afternoon. With Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy blasting out on Ross Street, Veterans Park became a very happy place indeed, with dancers young and old getting in on the fun. Heuer, the flash mob organizer, is holding a number of the events, including one more today at the Golden Circle at 1 p.m. A video compilation of the various flash mobs is expected to be released soon after the last mob is recorded. See related video at

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RCMP seize weaponry near Innisfail BY ADVOCATE STAFF Two men have been charged and police have seized a small arsenal featuring a range of weaponry, from high-powered rifles to a medieval flail. Multiple RCMP enforcement units executed a search warrant on a rural property east of Innisfail. Innisfail RCMP were joined by the RCMP auto theft unit, Red Deer Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team and Red Deer County Patrol on Monday to execute the warrant. One male was arrested at the location and a search uncovered numerous stolen items, including a vehicle, two dirt bikes, drugs and multiple weapons, including a prohibited firearm. The person who rents the shop where the police raid took place was located and arrested in Penhold, police say. His vehicle was seized while two large dogs were inside his vehicle. Animal control officers safely removed the dogs from the vehicle and police say a search found a loaded .22-calibre handgun, as well as cocaine and stolen property. As a result of the second arrest, a search warrant was granted for a residence at 1221 Lucina St. in Penhold. This search by Innisfail and Red Deer RCMP members led to the seizure of loaded firearms, more weapons and stolen property. William Thomas Moore, also known as William Thomas Austin, 33, of Penhold, faces 17 charges, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and numerous weapons related charges. He was remanded into custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on May 5. Greg Montague, 33, of Red Deer faces eight charges, including possession of stolen property and weapons offences. He was released on a $1,500 cash bail and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on May 13.


BIKE LANES: Hopes council will listen to suggestion Johnston said members were disappointed to read in the Advocate that the lanes on 39th Street will be scrapped without any advance warning or input. Johnston hopes council will put the brakes on before removing the lanes to listen to their suggestions. “We want to go back ‘THE ADVICE THAT to city council and do WE WERE GIVEN what we can do to get them to take a look at FROM EXPERTS doing it at a different FROM OTHER way,” said Johnston. CITIES WAS TO Coun. Paul Harris, who has been openly CREATE A BIKE critical of the planning NETWORK THAT and the roll-out of the bike lane pilot, voted WAS ‘SAFE AND against the removal. SEPARATED’ He said 39th Street is an opportunity for FROM TRAFFIC. IF the city to add turning ELDERLY AND VERY lanes for traffic, and to include a cycle path YOUNG CYCLISTS that could allow for DO NOT FEEL SAFE two-way cycling on one side of the street. ON THE LANES, “I’m not convinced THEN THE DESIGN the proposed solution IS WRONG . . . .’ will be less expensive but one thing for sure: — COUN. PAUL HARRIS it will not serve commuters,” said Harris. “They will not use a trail that forces them to stop at every corner. They will remain on the road in traffic. That’s a shame but they’re allowed, as dangerous for everyone as it is.” He said council was told that the pilot project was to test the various “topologies” available to see which ones worked best for cyclists and drivers. He said the city received a lot of feedback on the types that were tested but they did not test a topology that was separated and safe. “From the beginning of the bike lane pilot project, the advice that we were given from experts from other cities was to create a bike network that was ‘safe and separated’ from traffic,” he said. “If elderly

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Two men have been charged and police have seized a small arsenal featuring a range of weaponry, from high-powered rifles to a medieval flail. and very young cyclists do not feel safe on the lanes, then the design is wrong and caters only to a few typically athletic males.” All other bike lanes will remain in place on an interim basis until the standards and policies for bicycling infrastructure are considered as part of the Transportation and Trail Master plans, expected sometime this year. Work is expected to begin sometime in May or June depending on the weather. Engineering staff will bring back design options and pricing for a permanent multi-use trail in Morrisroe during the 2015 capital budget deliberations. The 39th Street lanes will be removed sometime this month or early June depending on weather.

BYLAW: Impaired driving charges down 46% Over the same July 7 to Dec. 16 period, impaired driving charges fell 46 per cent, disturbing the peace calls between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. fell by 22 per cent, domestic violence decreased by 46 per cent, and assault charges between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. fell 23 per cent. Coun. Loanna Gulka was the only councillor to vote in favour of keeping the bylaw. Gulka said council has not had enough time to really see its full impact. The final vote was 4-1 to repeal it. “I find it very disappointing,” she said. “A lot of time and effort went into it. We spoke to a lot of experts and had a lot of experts present to us. I would have liked to see it run its course for the two to three years that they recommended to see if it was really working or not.” There were other issues, said Bonnett. There was the concern they were just pushing the problem down the road to Lacombe or to Camrose. He believes it should be a provincial issue, that the rules should be the same across the board and that it is the jurisdiction of the gaming and liquor commission. Tatjana Laskovic, communications officer for the commission, said that while the provincial body has set hours for sale of alcohol, each municipality is within their rights to deviate from those hours. She also said there is no plan for the provincial liquor commission to alter these regulations in the near future. Ponoka was also often dealing with requests to expand the hours for certain days like during the Ponoka Stampede and New Year’s Eve. The mayor says Ponoka needs to look at different









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ways to deal with alcohol issues in the community. Bonnett says the town is considering a conduct bylaw that will see heavy municipal fines, on top of fines through the Criminal Code, doled out for instances of fighting, public urination/defecation and graffiti, among other violations. But he wants the public to show that they can police themselves before moving ahead with this action. “We’re thinking of making those fines substantial so it really makes you think twice about it. Especially in Alberta, we’re in the oilpatch and we have that high-spending, bigger and bigger wallet attitude who look at a $150 fine and go ‘Whatever,’ ” said Bonnett. “We’re hoping people learn to conduct themselves in a proper manner.”



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Hancock sorry for Redford era BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — In his first speech to Progressive Conservative party members as premier, Dave Hancock apologized to them for the mistakes of the Alison Redford era. Without mentioning Redford by name, Hancock told about 1,300 party members Thursday that he was sorry the governing caucus lost touch with the grassroots. “We took Albertans and your support for granted and acted in a way that’s contrary to our values,” Hancock said at the party’s annual Edmonton fundraising dinner. “I am truly sorry that we allowed government to become a distraction from the vital work that we’re doing on issues that matter to Alberta. “I am sorry that we damaged Albertans’ confidence in our party. “I apologize for losing touch with our grassroots, for not listening to you the way we should have. This behaviour is just not acceptable.” Redford, who remains an MLA for the Calgary-Elbow riding, was not at the dinner. She has not been seen in the legislature since she resigned more than a month ago ahead of a caucus revolt over lavish spending and allegations of imperious behaviour.

Hancock said while the actions of caucus went off the rails, the core of its character is strong. “There is a big difference between behaviour and character,” he said. “Behaviour can be changed. Character is a different matter. “We did get some things wrong, but we will demonstrate how we’re changing through our policies, our practices and our legislation.” The race to pick a new leader is already underway, with a leader to be selected on Sept. 6, and if necessary, Sept. 20. Calgary MLA Ken Hughes resigned as municipal affairs minister last month and has already announced he will run. Former Calgary MP Jim Prentice has signalled through intermediaries that he will run, too, but has not made a formal announcement. Prentice is scheduled to introduce Hancock on May 8 at the next leader’s dinner in Calgary. Other prospective leadership candidates include cabinet ministers Doug Horner, Ric McIver, Jonathan Denis, Thomas Lukaszuk and Diana McQueen. The new leader will have work to do. The PCs, Alberta’s governing party for more than four decades, are mired at the back end of recent polls, alongside the Liberals and the NDP.



Chris Willette, an employee of Calfrac Well Services, holds a very large example of the type of Baby’s Breath plant that is threatening an endangered flower in the Medicine Hat area. Willette and other volunteers are digging up Baby’s Breath, an invasive weed, in the hope of saving the rare Tiny Cryptantha, which is only found in a few places in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

April weather almost average After surviving one of the harshest winters on record, Red Deer actually had an almost average April. According to Environment Canada, though, the average temperature for the city was 2 C colder than average, and there was slightly less precipitation than the 30-year average. “Two degrees over 30 days, people would feel that, as opposed to one degree, you’d hardly notice it,” said meteorologist David Jones. “This time of the year you’re in the transition to spring-type weather, so the further we get away from January, the less and less chance there is (of snow), but there is a lot of variability year-to-year, that’s just the nature of the weather.” Red Deer had an average high of 8.4 C, with an average low of -3.1 C for April. In terms of precipitation, Red Deer had 17.6 mm, almost half of which came on April 23 with 8.4 mm of rain. Making April seem colder than normal was the large amount of snow still on the ground that was carried over from one of the worst winters on record. Red Deer started the month with 41 cm of the white stuff still on the ground. Through March 31, Red Deer accumulated 194.7 cm of snow, as the city was hit with an abnormally bad November and December as 117 cm fell in those two months, crushing the previous record set in 1924 when 104.9 cm fell in that time. November alone was the snowiest month ever recorded by Environment Canada since it started collecting data in 1904 for Red Deer with 62.5 cm. The


BRIEF No new rats found at landfill plagued by rodents MEDICINE HAT — Perhaps the Pied Piper has been at work at a southern Alberta landfill where officials have been trying to get a rat population under control. City officials say no more rodent carcasses have been pulled from the Medicine Hat dump in a little over a week. The total still sits at 78 — the same number as of April 22. The city says less poison is being eaten and there are no signs of activity at the baiting stations. Increased monitoring is to continue until there are several weeks

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mean for the month is 16.6 cm. Jones says, however, that it is premature to take this one year and call it a trend or that it suggests weather patterns are changing. “Weather is one thing, climate is another,” he said. “You’ve got to look over long, long terms to determine and do very sophisticated statistical analysis to determine if and by how much the climate is changing. “There’s no way to tell if this is a trend. It was cold. We have cold years, we used to have a lot of them, maybe we haven’t had one for a while — it’s weather, it changes from year-to-year.” We are on tap for a return to cooler temperatures this weekend, with the forecast calling for a high of 2 C on Saturday and the chance for snow from Saturday through Monday, although it is supposed to start to warm up again on Tuesday. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a warmer and lightly drier spring for the Prairies, while the publication says the summer will be slightly warmer and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in late July and early to mid-August. In typical Alberta style, Jones also says there is no way to predict if the extreme weather will continue into the spring and summer. “There’s absolutely nothing anyone can tell you of value what the spring or summer is going to be like,” he said. “If we had a super-powerful El Niño going on . . . you might be able to say something about winter precipitation or some other season’s precipitation in certain areas, but otherwise, there’s absolutely nothing anyone can tell you.”


The Awards of Excellence in Housing celebrates the creative design and craftsmanship of Central Alberta Region’s builders and renovators, and recognizes the excellence and professionalism in the residential construction industry. Every year at this time, the industry honours the best of the best, and this year’s entries are no exception! The Awards of Excellence in Housing represents the building industry’s finest, the hard work, dedication, and success of the members of CHBA-CA. Congratulations to all the finalists. The winners of all categories, including the Builder and Renovator of the Year, will be announced the evening of Saturday, May 10th at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel; see Saturday May 17th Advocate for listing of winners. To learn more about the CHBA – Central Alberta visit

Best New Home: Single Family Up to $224,999 (SF1)

Best New Home: Multi Family Townhouse/Duplex Style Under $224,999 (MF3)

• Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Cove • Laebon Homes - Dawson Custom • Landmark Homes (Red Deer) Inc. - Laurel 30 (Hubert Residence) • Sorento Custom Homes - The Millbrook

• Falcon Homes Ltd. - 5 Rafferty Court • Falcon Homes Ltd. - Vanier Duplex • Krest Homes - The Vertex • Laebon Homes - Trillium

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• Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Solaris • Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Victoria • Krest Homes - The Apex • Riser Homes - The Hickory

• Laebon Homes - Trillboda • Landmark Homes (Red Deer) Inc. - Brookside III • Mason Martin Homes - The Willows (Boll Res.) • True-Line Homes - Nolan Residence

$260,000 - $299,999 (SF3)

Best Renovation over $100,000 (RN2)

• Abbey Master Builder - Greystone II • Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Pidherrney Residence • Platinum Homes - 18 Veronica Close • True-Line Homes - The Aberdeen

• Platinum Homes - 65 McCullough Cres • Sorento Custom Homes - Muir Reno • Sorento Custom Homes - The Atwell Renovation • True-Line Homes - Boettcher Reno

$300,000 - $374,999 (SF4)

Excellence in Interior Design (ID1)

• Krest Homes - The Pinnacle I • Larkaun Homes Ltd - The Latitude • Riser Homes - The Teak • Sorento Custom Homes - The Bristol

• Carpet Colour Centre Carpet One - Glenabbey • Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Casabella • McGonigal Signature Homes - Veronica • Platinum Homes - The Elmswood

$375,000 - $449,999 (SF5) • Landmark Homes (Red Deer) Inc. – Glenabbey 30 • Platinum Homes - 211 Voisin Close • Platinum Homes - 3 Sorenson Close • Sorento Custom Homes - The Lanarck

$450,000 –$524,999 (SF6) • Bowood Homes - The Selkirk • Falcon Homes Ltd. - The Casabella • Larkaun Homes Ltd - Funk Residence • Sorento Custom Homes - The Belleterre

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Unclear if botched execution will impact Smith case CALGARY — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate buttresses the case of a Canadian man using the courts to try to avoid a lethal injection in Montana, his lawyer says. Ron Waterman, lead lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union in Montana, began a lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of Alberta’s Ronald Smith and another death-row inmate in the state. It argues the lethal injections Montana uses are cruel and unusual punishment and violate the right to human dignity. Montana district court Judge Jeffery Sherlock ruled in September 2012 that the injections were unconstitutional. He pointed to a lack of training for individuals who administer the drugs and a discrepancy over whether two or three drugs should be used.

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• Abbey Master Builder - Greenborough • Larkaun Homes Ltd - Iverson Residence • Platinum Homes - 741 Sunhaven Way • Scarlett Built Homes - The Garrison

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$600,000 - $674,999 (SF8) • Larkaun Homes Ltd - Friesen Residence • Larkaun Homes Ltd -Kinsmen Dream Home • Mason Martin Homes - Cummins Residence • True-Line Homes - Young Residence

Supplier of the Year – Large Category • Central Alberta Tile One • Executive Home Building Centre • Wolf Creek Building Supplies Ltd. • Timber Wolf Truss Ltd.

$675,000 - $749,999 (SF9) • Larkaun Homes Ltd - Bannerman • Larkaun Homes Ltd - Tarney Residence • Sorento Custom Homes -The Montana • Sorento Custom Homes - The Nash

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Estate Home $750,000 - $999,999 (EH1)

Estate Home over $1,000,000 (EH2) • Bowood Homes - Birchcliff Lodge • Bowood Homes - The Greenwood • Sorento Custom Homes - Ridgewood

• Bildex Construction Ltd. • Great Canadian Roofing & Siding (RD) Ltd. • Henry’s Eavestoughing Inc

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$525,000 – $599,999 (SF7)

• Avalon Central Alberta - The Chateau • Bowood Homes - Silver Creek • Platinum Homes -3 Sagewood Close • True-Line Homes -Roy Residence

Partner Awards: Trades of the Year – Small Category

• Dominion Lending Centres - Regional Mortgage Group • Howard and Company Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants • Snell & Oslund Surveys (1979) Ltd.

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The value of a maverick HOW PEOPLE LIKE BRIAN MASON HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES It’s not easy being the political leader whose party never wins an election. It’s not easy being popular in your riding and among your constituents, but never to be among the majority in any legislature. Always on the wrong side of the aisle. It’s not easy — but man, is it ever important. I expect that Brian Mason, who announced his retirement this week as leader of the Alberta New Democrats, understands that though he has GREG never been a NEIMAN winner in the traditional political sense, he is far from being a failure. Alberta has never been kind to the opposition. Albertans, who like to view themselves as independent thinkers, mavericks who figure things out for themselves, vote as a herd. Always. Since the Tory defeat of the Social


Credit dynasty that had held the province for decades after the Great Depression, the Progressive Conservatives sometimes held all but two seats. Holding four members in opposition was like a landslide. I can’t remember what the big political crisis was, but in 1986, the NDs won all of 19 seats with Ray Martin as leader. In 1993, things returned to normal, and the NDs lost them all, and did not return to the legislature until 1997, when they gained their traditional two seats. For almost all his career as MLA and party leader, Brian Mason was in that tiny minority. It takes a special type of grit for a caucus that small to hold to accountability a government so powerful that it can lose sight of the difference between party and government. Between party interest and taxpayers’ money. But I suppose Mason got used to that early. His grandfather was a Tory senator. His dad was reported as being a Red Tory, who later stepped to the right and helped Preston Manning form the Reform Party. Mason’s biography notes his mother voted Liberal. So when politics came up at the supper table, I wonder how many votes

young Brian won. He was a minority voice when I first met him at the University of Alberta. I was the editor of the student newspaper, Mason was a vice-president of the Students Union and a director of the Alberta Federation of Students. The issues then for the Alberta federation? Rising tuition fees and oppressive student loans. Like I said, ever in the wilderness. Official biographies can exaggerate, but we are told that Mason’s experience as a City of Edmonton bus driver, on a route covering the lower-income north side, brought home to him how working-class people struggled in Alberta’s booming economy. Even more so when Alberta’s economy went bust. He was urged to run for city council and represented the people on his northeast city route for 11 years. He made the jump to provincial politics in the same region, in a byelection, and has been the popular minority voice ever since. It’s easy to make fun of an opposition that almost never polls above 15 per cent of the popular vote. But among that 15 per cent live Alberta’s true maverick thinkers. So what’s his legacy? Some useful pressure on the gov-

ernment to look at lowering your car insurance costs is one thing. Being among the first to note the looming crisis in seniors care was another. Another would be making Albertans remember that running roughshod over the province’s own health care, social services and educators is not a good idea — even if large numbers of them obviously vote Tory. It must have worked — they’re the highest paid in the country. Political prognosticators, who are correct almost as often as random chance, suggest there could be a sawoff on the right in the next provincial election, the battle to lead the herd between the Tories and Wildrose. In that event, a minority party might hold some sway in a minority government. If that happens, it would be a new universe for the Alberta New Democrats. The old school would be out of step. Time for a new leader. Knowing when to step down is leadership of a higher degree than is usually seen in Alberta politics. In the minority there, too. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. or email


What is the cost of giving? Putting out my blue box recently, the stack revealed a displaced item I’ve saved since last year. The December 2013 edition of the Calgary Sun reported on an exceptional soul. Tom Crist of that city, made history in Calgary by winning the $40-million Lotto Max, the largest lottery prize ever won in the city. The reason I kept this copy was not for the reason that Crist was a monetary winner, simply he demonstrated himself as a winning personality. You see, he does not intend to keep any of his winnings for himself. “The money is all going to charity,” he said. Having lost his wife to cancer the year prior, he has started a cancer charity foundation that he plans to fund. “Personally, the money is going to do zero for me,” he told the press, hiding his face during photos. This modest man said he was not seeking any media attention. Most of us are not in a fortunate position that would allow us to replicate his actions, but there are so various other ways to demonstrate our benevolent nature in methods within our capacity. Something as easy as a smile that puts a sunbeam on someone’s face is a gift. We should never stop being charitable. It is not in receiving, however, in giving that we posses a propensity to be blessed. This benevolence makes me understand to look at life from a unique perspective. A sense of gratification from serving others is the ultimate happiness, which even tons of money cannot buy. The smile and an encouraging word shoot me straight within the heart. There need be no great effort to unfold happiness, provided you want to do it! Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. I only wish there were more people in our world who acted with such love. Helping gives you beautiful rewards, don’t you think? This is so inspiring. Giving freely, openly without expecting anything in return. The poor, the sick, the marvelous animals, I feel they are all God’s handiwork to test us if we are willing to love and care for others. And yes, it’s true, money can’t buy happiness, that joy you feel deep within your heart when you help others, and see them contented with that simple smile on their faces, it’s striking. Thanks God, I’m in fine shape, yeah, perhaps that’s His silent blessing for me too, in return. Never stop doing little deeds for others. Broadly speaking, those little things occupy the largest part of our heart. I hope each of us can do somewhat of it in our lives, and we will be much more contented and also the world will be happier as well. Kindness is the universal language that reaches the heart of every living being. It fills your own heart more than anything else! Imagine the world where everyone does this for everyone else! Don’t be too eager to be famous, strive to be impressed, this is real happiness. The unselfish act of giving is a lovely reminder of the true significance of life. You don’t need to tell others about what you do. Your actions show us powerfully that you are responding to God’s love. God loved us first, so naturally we want to know him, and return that love through how we treat Him, and others. This is so beautiful, so easy to be generous in thought, we can wholly avail. We never know how much we are actually helping someone. If only we are a bit more mindful and generous, every moment of our lives can be so rich. Beautiful. This is the direction the universe is presupposed to be. Tom Crist was financially independent prior to his lottery winnings; the majority of us are not so. We do,

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Rob Ford’s past substance abuse denials Rob Ford has taken a leave of absence as mayor of Toronto, citing a need to get help for substance-abuse issues. But it came after nearly a full year of denials that he has a problem.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leave his home early Thursday. After maintaining for months that he is not an addict or an alcoholic, Rob Ford announced Wednesday he is seeking help for substance abuse, even as media reports emerged with new drug and alcohol allegations. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford left home Thursday bound for rehab hours after announcing plans to deal with his substanceabuse problems amid a triple dose of scandalizing revelations that have raised further questions about his fitness for office. Confronted with reports of a recent video showing him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, an audio recording of the mayor spewing profanities and making lewd comments about a fellow mayoral contender, and witness accounts of him snorting cocaine at a city nightclub, Ford took a leave of absence to seek “immediate help.” “He’s a broken man. He’s got a lot of demons,” Ford’s lawyer Dennis Morris told The Canadian Press. “He realizes that he’s not well and in need of help. He’s just running off the rails. That’s something he now appreciates.” Ford did not speak to reporters in front of his home as he left in a two-car convoy Thursday morning. Morris said Ford flew to Chicago, but he is not in a program in that city. Morris would not say if Ford has enrolled in a rehabilitation program elsewhere. CBC cited Coun. Doug Ford as saying his brother would be spending 30 days at an unspecified addictions facility, but Morris said the mayor would stay in a program no matter how many days it lasted. At a news conference, an emotional Doug Ford said facing your problems and deciding to seek help is not easy and that he loves and supports his brother and his family. The scandal-plagued mayor’s latest woes began late Wednesday, with a trio of damaging newspaper reports that raised new questions about his conduct. The Globe and Mail said a drug dealer

had shown two of its reporters video of and the choices I have made while under Ford allegedly smoking what was said to be the influence,” he said in a statement. crack in the basement of his sister’s home “I have tried to deal with these issues early Saturday morning. by myself over the past year. I know that I The paper said it paid $10,000 for frame need professional help and I am now 100 grabs showing Ford holding a copper pipe. per cent committed to getting myself right.” American website, which Despite his leave from both the mayor’s first broke word of a video purportedly office and his re-election campaign, Ford showing Ford smoking crack cocaine a year will apparently remain in the running for ago, published similar photos. Gawker said October’s municipal vote. it had rejected a drug dealer’s request for Ford critics and supporters took to so“six figures” for videos. cial media with gusto. Morris said it was not possible to know “Unfit for office,” one person tweeted. what was in the pipe seen in the photo- “Rob and Doug Ford have lied for almost graphs. four years to the citizens of Toronto. Why Then, in an audio recording at a bar ob- should they be believed now?” another tained by the Toronto Sun, Ford is heard said. making anti-gay remarks, using an ethnic Others were supportive, with one calling slur, and saying he would like to “jam” ri- the media “cockroaches” in a tweet. val candidate Karen Stintz. “I love Rob Ford. He’s one of us! Leave The mayor said he didn’t remember the the man alone,” another tweeted. events Monday night but confirmed being at the bar, the Sun reported. In a third report based on sources, the Toronto Star published details of “two nights of utter debauchery” involving Ford at a Toronto nightclub a few weeks ago. At one point, Ford almost got into an altercation with pop idol Justin Bieber, who jokingly asked the mayor if he had any crack cocaine with him, the paper said. The Canadian Press has not independently verified the various reports. The owner of the nightclub issued a statement saying he had not seen Ford using illegal drugs and did not condone their use. Ford has steadfastly refused to step down and had insisted for months he is neither an addict nor an alcoholic. That changed late Wednesday. “I have a problem with alcohol

May 24, 2013 — One week after published reports that a video appeared to show Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor dismissed it as an attack by the Toronto Star. “I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine. As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist.” Nov. 5, 2013 — Ford admits he smoked crack cocaine, likely while in one of his “drunken stupors.” “I want to be crystal clear to every single person: these mistakes will never, ever, ever happen again.” Nov. 13, 2013 — At a council meeting city councillors asked the mayor wide-ranging questions about drugs, alcohol and various behaviours. Ford denied having problems. Nov. 18, 2013 — In a sitdown interview with CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, Ford said he was “completely” off alcohol. Jan. 21, 2014 — Ford admitted he had been drinking the previous night after a video emerged on YouTube of him in a rambling, profane rant using Jamaican patois. April 30, 2014 — Three Toronto newspapers published a slew of new Ford reports, including about another video showing him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, an audio recording of the mayor drunk, spewing profanities and making lewd comments, and witness accounts of him snorting cocaine at a city nightclub. “I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence,” Ford said in a statement.


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OTTAWA — The Conservative bill to tighten up election laws is in the final stages of review at a House of Commons committee, and things are getting ugly. After long hours of scrutiny of the Fair Elections Act’s many clauses, only two technical amendments by the opposition had been approved by Thursday afternoon, and those Liberal measures only tweaked some wording. The only substantive amendments allowed to pass came from the government. Changes to the legislation have been fuelled from within the Conservative caucus. New Democrat MP David Christopherson’s frustration boiled over when the committee rejected a proposal to ensure voter information cards are marked prominently to indicate they are not considered valid ID. The proposed Act has eliminated the cards as a fall-back ID for voters who discover they don’t have the right documents when they show up to cast a ballot. “If they won’t even vote for this, then the last bit of the fig leaf, as ugly as that image is, is gone. And we know, and Canadians know, that this is all about trying to get the fix in for the Conservatives in every way they can, and that voter suppression is alive and well in the government of Canada,� said Christopherson. The Conservatives countered that the chief electoral officer already has authority over the markings placed on voter identification cards, and so the NDP amendment was not needed. The opposition has argued that hun-

dreds of thousands of voters, including First Nations, the homeless and students, will be disenfranchised by eliminating the use of the voter cards, as well as by new limitations on citizens vouching for the identity of others. Conservative MP Scott Reid responded by saying he was offended by the accusation that the government is trying to deny the vote to certain Canadians. “That assertion, if it were true, would mean that literally every member of the government would be unfit to be in the public square and sit in public office,� said Reid. “But of course this is a complete fiction. If there was one iota of truth to this, in a country that’s as sensitive as Canada is and as Canadians are to this kind of grotesquerie, this kind of attitude, there would be a revolution out there. But there is no revolution out there.� One of the government’s key amendments to the bill will now allow a voter who does not have proper proof of residency to co-sign an attestation with another voter who does have ID. The opposition parties supported the change, but Liberal democratic reform critic Scott Simms said eliminating vouching was never necessary in the first place. A widely cited report on voting irregularities in the 2011 election, for example, said that while there were problems with how cases of vouching were recorded, there was no evidence it was used to commit fraud. “In many respects, so many clauses


Minister of State (Democratic Reform) Pierre Poilievre speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. and so much angst you see coming from this side of the House goes to an expression that has been brought up time and time again: A lot of the measures in this bill was a solution to a problem that never existed,� said Simms. The Conservatives, with little indication in the polls or at constituency offices that there is a public backlash or awareness of the bill, say it’s only common sense to require ID at the polling station. “So far, (the opposition’s) big idea is that people should be allowed to

vote without any ID at all. They put forward an amendment saying that someone should be able to walk in without producing a single shred of identification and have their ID vouched for by someone else,� said Pierre Poilievre, Conservative minister of state for democratic reform. “We think that is unreasonable, that is extreme, and Canadians overwhelmingly agree with us on that point. That is why the Fair Elections Act will require every voter to present ID when he or she casts a ballot.�

1000+ cases of missing aboriginal women: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Conservative government is resisting renewed calls for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls despite a media report that suggests there may be hundreds more cases than previously thought. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney was asked Thursday to finally call a inquiry in light of a report by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network that Canada may be home to more than 1,000 cases of murdered and missing women. His answer, in short: no. Instead, Blaney launched a partisan broadside against the NDP’s refusal to support the government’s budget bill, which includes a five-year, $25-million renewal of money aimed at stopping violence against aboriginal women and girls. “As a father, I’m very proud to have supported more than 30 measures to keep our streets safer, including tougher sentencing for murder, sexual assault and kidnapping,� Blaney said during question period. “And Mr. Speaker, I will stand in this house and support the $25-million strategy for aboriginal and missing, murdered women.�

Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett questioned how the Conservatives can continue to resist an inquiry in the face of so many unresolved cases. “This media report says the government’s own numbers show nearly a doubling of known victims of what was already a national tragedy,� she said in a statement. “How can a government that refuses to call a national inquiry, in the face of these shocking statistics, claim that they are tough on crime or supportive of victims?� The broadcaster cited an unnamed source Wednesday in a report that said the Mounties have now identified more than 1,000 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls — significantly more than previous estimates, which had pegged the tally at more than 600. The RCMP arrived at the new number after contacting more than 200 other police forces across the country, APTN reported. The Mounties would neither confirm nor deny the report Thursday. Supt. Tyler Bates, director of national aboriginal policing and crime prevention services, referred questions to the RCMP’s media relations office in Ottawa. Spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Gagnon said the RCMP report is not finalized

and it would be premature for her to comment further. “The RCMP is currently completing a national operational review to gain the most accurate account to date of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada,� Gagnon wrote in an email. “This initiative will help the RCMP and its partners identify the risk and vulnerability factors associated with missing and murdered aboriginal women to guide us in the development of future prevention, intervention and enforcement policies and initiatives with the intent of reducing violence against aboriginal women and girls.� The APTN report also said the Department of Public Safety is sitting on a copy of the RCMP report, which the network says was supposed to come out March 31. Public Safety has yet to respond to questions. Earlier this year, the RCMP said it completed a “comprehensive file review� of more than 400 murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls within its jurisdiction, and would keep looking into other outstanding cases. Briefing notes obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show the national police force has reviewed 327 homicide files and 90 missing-persons cases involving aboriginal females.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada has said it is aware of even more cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls than the RCMP tally. President Michele Audette said her association is now looking into whether it would be feasible or possible to take the federal government to court to try to force a national inquiry. “There’s little bees at the office trying to find out if it’s possible. If it is, I think we should challenge,� Audette said in an interview. “It’s a human-rights issue. We do it for salmon. We do it for corruption ... how come we don’t have the same thing for missing and murdered aboriginal women?� It has long been estimated that there are hundreds of cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women dating back to the 1960s. A United Nations human rights investigator called that statistic disturbing last year during a fact-finding visit to Canada in which he also urged the Conservative government to hold an inquiry. James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said a national inquiry would ensure a co-ordinated response to the problem and allow the families of victims to be heard.

Anti-capitalist marchers WARM UP - HOT WATER WASHERS rounded up in Montreal MONTREAL — Police rounded up a few dozen anti-capitalist protesters in Montreal on Thursday evening just as they began marching as part of the annual May Day demonstration for workers’ rights. The demonstrators took to the streets to voice their opposition to the “ravages� of capitalism, with this year’s theme focused on government austerity, environmental damage inflicted by the mining industry and the financial sector that supports it. But the group barely made it two city blocks before riot police cornered them. In recent years, police have shown little tolerance for demonstrations in Montreal and have wasted little time shutting down marches. Across downtown Montreal on Thursday, police kettled other small groups of anti-capitalist protesters. Police had declared the marches illegal even before they began because organizers had not provided their route beforehand. A spokesman for the force said that overall about 100 people were handed

tickets for municipal bylaw violations, while a few others were arrested on possible criminal charges of mischief and assault on a police officer. Three protesters suffered minor injuries. Police made 447 arrests in last year’s demonstration. Those detained under a strict municipal bylaw face fines of nearly $640 for a first offence. A man apprehended by police Thursday said he received one of those tickets. “We came to demonstrate against capitalism and for workers’ rights,� said Mark Jewell. “There were probably four times as many police as there were demonstrators who surrounded us.� Jewell, 26, was also slapped with a $600 fine for blocking traffic a couple of years ago during a protest amid Quebec’s student crisis. The student uprising flared up over tuition-fee increases and saw thousands of people march in the streets regularly for months. “I kind of laugh about it because we are kind of supposed to believe that the police’s job is to serve and protect and that’s obviously not the case,� he said.

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WASHINGTON — An attempt to stall a tervene before the rival bridge gets its last major bridge project between Canada and major U.S. permit — which would set the the United States is now in the hands of an stage for construction to begin once it gets American judge after two days of hearings funding for a U.S. customs plaza. that wrapped up Thursday. It’s seeking an injunction that would stop Judge Rosemary Collyer of the Washingthe U.S. Coast Guard from issuing a key perton, D.C., District Court promised to conmit for the New International Trade Crosssider a request for an injunction against ing, which would be built almost entirely the project in a case she acknowledged as with Canadian public money. complex. The very notion that Canada was funding “This is not easy for me,” Collyer said the project drew some barbs from the judge as she concluded the hearing, promising to Thursday. take her time to sort out the various comShe appeared to question how a bridge ponents of a case she described as a mess. paid for by a foreign country could claim to She did not speculate on when she might have eminent-domain rights and expropriissue a ruling. ate private homes on The case is the the Michigan side. latest twist in the ‘TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK, “(The State of) years-long dispute Michigan can exerI WAS ASTONISHED THAT pitting political aucise eminent domain thorities against the CANADA THOUGHT IT NEEDED with Canadian monprivate company ey?” she asked rheTO JUMP IN.’ that owns the extorically. isting Ambassador “It’s going to be a —ROSEMARY COLLYER Bridge, the aging WASHINGTON, D.C DISTRICT JUDGE Canadian bridge. We Windsor-Detroit think of it as the Destructure that hantroit-Windsor bridge. dles nearly oneIt’s really the Windthird of Canada-U.S. trade. sor-Detroit bridge... Michigan doesn’t have The private company says its effort to any blood in this.” build an additional span is being thwarted A day earlier, Collyer essentially by bureaucratic red tape from governments brushed off the Canadian legal representain both countries, which favour the public tion in the courtroom, suggesting they had project. The Detroit International Bridge no business being involved. Co. is working to block the public project “To be perfectly frank, I was astonished from moving forward. It claims to have franthat Canada thought it needed to jump in,” chise rights stemming from the 1909 Boundthe judge said. “Why don’t we not worry ary Waters Treaty. about Canada right now?” Now it’s asking the court system to inThe court was then shown slides demon-

strating a drop in traffic since the 1990s on the Ambassador Bridge, amid the decline in manufacturing over the last decade. It only makes sense to build a new span if there’s no rival bridge eating away at toll revenues, said Matthew Moroun, the son of bridge baron Matty Moroun. If the public project goes ahead, there’s no economic case for a new private Ambassador span, the younger Moroun said in an interview outside the courtroom. The company resents having to spend at least $22 million per year to maintain the old bridge when it could be completing a twin span right now, in order to be able to shut down the existing one for major repairs, he said. “We’d like to build our twin span. We’ve been trying to build it for 10 years. The governments have been blocking us for 10 years,” Moroun said. “We’re throwing money into costly repairs that we could be throwing into a brand new bridge.” Moroun acknowledged why governments would want their own bridge in such a vital trade corridor. But the Ambassador has done a perfectly good job for more than 75 years, he argued. “And we haven’t used any taxpayers’ money, either.” Roy Norton, Canada’s former consulgeneral to Detroit, estimated that the Morouns would lose about $30 million in toll revenues each year should the new crossing be built. They have consistently tried to derail the project, but likely won’t succeed, Norton predicted. “It’s a rational economic decision — if not a very public-spirited one — to invest a chunk of that $30 million in trying to perpetuate the monopoly.”


OTTAWA — A champion of media freedom around the globe is awarding its annual World Press Freedom Award to an EgyptianCanadian journalist currently behind bars in Cairo. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom has named Mohamed Fahmy as the 16th recipient of the award. Fahmy, a producer with Al-Jazeera English, was arrested with two colleagues in December of last year and has been in jail ever since. The three, along 17 others, face terrorismrelated charges based on the Egyptian authorities’ accusations that they provided a platform to the Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, which the government has declared a terrorist organization.


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It just so happened that Jake Leschyshyn had set his sights on the Red Deer Rebels prior to Thursday’s Western Hockey League bantam draft. “Before the draft my dad and I both talked to Red Deer a bit. My dad said it’s a great organization and his first choice was Red Deer. It worked out well,” said the Saskatoon native, who was selected by the Rebels sixth overall in the draft conducted in Calgary. “It feels like Christmas.” Rebels assistant GM/director of player personnel Shaun Sutter couldn’t pass on the talented five-foot-eight forward — the son of former NHL defenceman Curtis Leschyshyn — when he was available at No. 6. His overall package was simply too attractive. “Jake is a complete player, a player who can contribute in all three zones and a guy whom coaches can rely on in every situation, whether it’s taking a


faceoff or shutting down an opponent’s top player or making plays to score a big goal,” said Sutter. “He’s a guy who shows up in the big games and a guy who can potentially be the captain of our team down the road. He’s a guy you win with. He’ll go through the wall for you.” The Rebels dealt their own secondround pick, 31st overall, to the Victo-

ria Royals in return for 20-year-old defenceman Brett Cote, then used the second-round selection formerly belonging to Everett to nab Red Deer product Dawson Weatherill, a six-footfour goaltender who put up impressive numbers with the major bantam Rebels White this past season. “He’s a kid who’s uber-athletic a kid who has great size and should be in a

great place for development playing midget AAA in Red Deer next season,” said Sutter. “When you have that size and that athleticism, it’s something to build on, and now being that you can’t draft European goaltenders any more, the goaltending situation is more important that ever. “We feel he was one of the best goalies in the draft.” Weatherill, who posted a 12-5-1 record with the Rebels White with one shutout, a 2.52 goals-against average and .929 save percentage, was following the bantam draft while at school Thursday morning. “I was looking it up on my phone, my name came up and I was just beside myself,” said Weatherill. “It’s been a really exciting day.” The rangy netminder filled out a questionnaire for the Rebels and his father talked to Shaun Sutter during the season. The discussions came to fruition Thursday.

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Same teams clash in third straight year for WHL title

Saving grace


Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price reaches back to make a save on a shot by Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg during the second period of Game 1 in the second-round of a Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Thursday. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SUBBAN SCORES IN DOUBLE OVERTIME, PRICE SUPERB IN GOAL AS HABS DOWN BRUINS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadiens 4 Bruins 3, 2OT BOSTON — P.K. Subban scored in the second overtime period and Carey Price was superb in goal as the Montreal Canadiens held off the hardcharging Boston Bruins for a wild 4-3 win in the opening game of their second-round playoff series Thursday. Subban’s second power-play goal of the game came from the point through traffic at four minutes 17 seconds, silencing the sellout crowd. Matt Bartkowski was in the box for holding. Down 2-0 after 40 minutes, Boston came on strong in the third to force overtime. Boston threw everything it had at Price, who kept the Canadiens in it while extending the wild ride of a game. Price combined brilliance with a little luck in holding back the rampant Bruins. “It was a battle,” said Price. “It was exactly what we were expecting. We just gutted it out. It was a hard-fought game that could have gone either way.” A surging Boston nearly won it in the first overtime when a puck leaked through Price’s pads but somehow deflected off the post through the crease. A pad save by Price saved the day later in the period and the sprawling Montreal goalie robbed David Krejci on a backhand from in close minutes later. Tuukka Rask stopped Lars Eller

at the other end to extend the game. Then Habs winger Brendan Gallagher cleared the puck out of the crease to keep the Bruins out. Boston outshot Montreal 14-6 in the first overtime period for a 50-29 overall edge. The final count was 51-33. “This is just Game 1 here. You don’t get frustrated after just one game,” said Boston head coach Claude Julien. “I didn’t mind the way our team played tonight. We had lots of chances. Sure we fell behind 2-0 but we showed some resiliency and came back. I thought we carried the play for the most part.” The second overtime opened with Boston’s Daniel Paille in the box for tripping but the Habs failed to take advantage. Rask had to be sharp soon after though to glove a Tomas Plekanec shot from the slot. It had looked like veteran defenceman Francis Bouillon’s knuckleball goal at 12:09 of the third would be enough to help the shell-shocked Canadiens stave off the Boston comeback as Montreal went ahead 3-2. But the Bruins continued to throw everything at the Habs and Johnny Boychuk’s blast from the point with 1:58 remaining continued Boston’s tsunami-like late rally. Reilly Smith and Torey Krug had scored early third-period goals to pull Boston even at 2-2 before Bouillon’s shot from the top of the faceoff circle, on a rare Montreal attack in the period, handcuffed Rask. It was just the third career playoff goal for the

38-year-old Bouillon. Boston outshot Montreal 14-6 in the third and 36-23 over three periods. Subban and Rene Bourque scored in the first and second periods for Montreal, which made the most of its offensive opportunities while riding the broad shoulders of Price against a Boston team that spent much of the night on attack without much to show for it. Price made a string of key saves, including some keys stops late in the game — a few of which he didn’t know too much about. It was a nail-biting finale, however, as Boston turned the screws on the Canadiens. Smith finally beat Price on Boston’s 24th shot, firing a shot from near the boards through the legs of a Habs defenceman and through two players tangled up in front of the Montreal goal at 2:44 of the third period. Subban went to the box for interference 34 seconds later but the Canadiens survived. Only briefly, however. A trailing Krug, on a nice setup from Milan Lucic as his linemates crashed the goal, beat Price with a slapshot at 6:30 on Boston’s 25th shot. Montreal was living dangerously as Bruins circled Price’s goal like sharks. Lucic missed a near open goal midway through the third only to see Bouillon score at the other end as Montreal crashed the next and the puck found its way back to the defenceman.

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The Portland Winterhawks and Edmonton Oil Kings continue to peak. Major junior hockey is cyclical as players are scouted, drafted, developed and graduated within a four-year span. It’s difficult to sustain a powerhouse team more than two years before having to rebuild. But the Winterhawks and Oil Kings will meet in the Western Hockey League championship series for a third straight year. The best-of-seven series opens Saturday at the Moda Center in Oregon. The Winterhawks are the defending champions having beaten the Oil Kings in six games in 2013. The Oil Kings downed Portland in seven games to take the Ed Chynoweth Trophy in 2012. A hockey coincidence kicks in with this third consecutive meeting between the same two clubs. The last and only time that happened was from 1969 to 1971 when a previous incarnation of the Edmonton Oil Kings thrice faced the Flin Flon Bombers. That Oil Kings franchise left Edmonton and became the Portland Winter Hawks in 1976. Another historical tidbit is Derek Laxdal, the head coach of the current Oil Kings, played his rookie season with the Winterhawks in 1982-83 and won a Memorial Cup with them. Fun facts aside, each team has about a dozen players who experienced at least one of the previous two championship series and half a dozen who played in both. “They know how to play in the big situations and so do we,” Winterhawks defenceman Derrick Pouliot says. “Playoff experience is huge the further in you get. It’s going to help out a lot for both sides.” Divisional alignments limit the Oil Kings and Winterhawks to one regularseason meeting. Portland played at Rexall Place on Dec. 6 and lost 5-4 in a shootout to the host club. Pouliot, the league’s defenceman of the year and a Pittsburgh Penguins prospect, will graduate from the WHL never knowing what it’s like to not play in the championship series. The Winterhawks will actually appear in their fourth straight WHL final, having lost to the Kootenay Ice back in 2011. The only other teams to play in four straight were the aforementioned Oil Kings (1969-72) and the New Westminster Bruins (1975-78). “It’s pretty special,” Pouliot says. “For myself, I’ve been there four years straight and three of them against Edmonton. It’s very unusual, but it’s exciting too.” The WHL winner advances to the Memorial Cup in London, Ont., to join the Ontario and Quebec league champions and the host Knights in the tournament May 16-25. The Winterhawks lost 6-4 to the Halifax Mooseheads in last year’s Memorial Cup final.


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Rebels swap overage defencemen at draft BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The Red Deer Rebels moved one 20-year-old defenceman and added another overage rearguard during the WHL bantam draft Thursday. General manager/head coach Brett Sutter is confident the trades resulted in an upgrade on his blueline. Sutter dealt Brady Gaudet to the Kamloops Blazers in return for a thirdround pick in the draft — which he used to select defenceman Ethan Sakowich — and also traded the Rebels’ second-round pick to the Victoria Royals for Brett Cote. “He’s just a real good puck-moving, steady defenceman,” Sutter said, in reference to the six-foot, 207-pound Cote, a native of Oakbank, Man. “He has some size and he’s one of those kids who wins battles and plays a smart game.” Gaudet, who was acquired from Kamloops in October of 2012, enjoyed a solid first season in Red Deer but struggled mightily last winter. “He had a tough year, but I talked to Kamloops after the season and they were interested in bringing him back,” said Sutter. “Kamloops had a tough year and asked that if I acquired another 20-year-old would I give them the first opportunity for ‘Gauds’ to go back there.” The Blazers traded overage forward Matt Bellerive, whom they acquired from the Rebels at this year’s trade deadline, to the Vancouver Giants to make room for Gaudet. “Kamloops needed a 20-year-old and they know him (Gaudet),” said Sutter. Cote, meanwhile, garnered six goals and 34 points in 72 regular-season games with the Royals and added five

assists in nine playoff outings. In three seasons with the Royals — including 2012-13 in which he had eight goals and 41 points — he scored 15 goals and recorded 89 points in 207 regularseason games. “I saw him play down the stretch this spring and then into the playoffs. He played very well,” said Sutter. “He’s what we were looking for. We tried to acquire a defenceman when we traded (Mathew) Dumba (to Portland in December) and could not and there was nothing being offered to us that could play in our top four. “We felt like we should be patient with it and make a move at the right time.” Thursday was the right time. “I talked to Victoria during their (unsuccessful) playoff series with Portland and then it progressed to the point it got to today,” said Sutter. “We gave up a second-round draft pick, which is a lot, but at the same time we felt it was worth it for the type of player we were getting. “If I had waited through the summer then he may not have been available to us. I felt we had to do it today.” Cote, as a seasoned veteran, will help smooth the way for Josh Mahura and possibly Austin Shmoorkoff as new additions to the Red Deer blueline next season. “We know Josh Mahura is going to play here next year,” said Sutter. “He’s a heck of a young player and we’re excited about him and (centre) Jeff de Wit coming in as a rookie as well.” The bottom line is that the Rebels upgraded their defensive corps. “We knew we had to improve our back end and this is one step towards doing that. Let’s just see what happens from here, how the summer unfolds,” said Sutter.



Toronto Blue Jays’ Chris Getz hits a single off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie during a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday. Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus each went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Royals 7-3 to avoid a series sweep. Francisco and Rasmus each drove in a pair of runs for Toronto, as did Anthony Gose, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start in place of injured outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Sundre’s Schiemann take in first round of WHL draft BY ADVOCATE STAFF Sundre native Dominic Schmiemann cast too large of a shadow for the Swift Current Broncos to ignore. And, of course, the Broncos couldn’t ignore the skills and overall game the six-foot-three, 170-pound defenceman brings to the table. Schmiemann was the first Central Alberta product selected in Thursday’s WHL bantam draft, 12th overall. The six-foot-three, 170-pound Notre Dame rearguard scored three goals and added 12 assists in 30 games last winter, and also recorded 76 minutes in penalties. Red Deer netminder Dawson Weatherill was selected by the Red Deer Rebels in the second round and major bantam Rebels White teammate


DRAFT: Training Weatherill, who should find a spot with the midget AAA Red Deer Chiefs next fall, enjoyed a fine 2013-14 season and then posted a 2-1-0 record with a 3.34 GAA and .900 save percentage for the Central team at the recent Alberta Cup. “I feel I had a great season, that I came a long way from the end of the previous year due to all my training,” he said. Both Weatherill and Leschyshyn will attend the Rebels spring prospects camp June 6-8 at Penhold. The team’s first-round pick will display his ‘allaround’ skills to the Rebels coaching staff. “Overall, I’d say I’m just a hardworking player who has a pretty wellrounded skill set. Hard work is thing that sets me apart,” said Leschyshyn, who weighs in at 150 pounds but plays much larger. Leschyshyn scored 31 goals and collected 59 points in 31 games with the bantam AA (the equivalent of major bantam in Alberta) Saskatoon Stallions during the 2013-14 season, and also racked up 69 minutes in penalties. He added 10 points (6-4) in eight playoff games. He also played nine games with the midget AAA Saskatoon Blazers, scoring twice and adding four assists. “I really enjoyed playing up with the Blazers,” said Leschyshyn. “I was going against better players than I was used to and the speed of play was much quicker, which I really enjoyed.” Red Deer, using Kamloops’ scheduled third-round pick — acquired in return for defenceman Brady Gaudet — took defenceman Ethan Sakowich of Athabasca 46th overall, and then drafted Carson Sass of Melville, Sask., one pick later. The Rebels grabbed another blueliner, Benjamin ‘Boo” Grist of Victoria, in the sixth round, 119th overall. “They’re all puck-moving guys who are good, all-around players,” said Sutter. “They compete and they’re good defensively. They’re five-11 guys with good frames and upside to grow.” Sakowich had 18 points (6-12) and 42 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, while Sass — taken with the pick Red Deer acquired from Saskatoon in return for Cory Millette — scored nine goals and added 12 assists in 30 games with his hometown Millionaires. Grist garnered 22 points (7-15) in 43 games with the

Jeremy Klessens went to the Brandon Wheat Kings in the fourth round, 76th overall. Klessens, from Red Deer County, is a five-foot-10, 180-pound centre who scored 27 goals and collected 45 points in 31 games with the Rebels White. Meanwhile, the Kootenay Ice nabbed Brent Trentham of Three Hills in the eighth round, 165th overall. The five-foot-11, 165-pound winger produced 52 points (21-31) in 31 games with the Airdrie Xtreme. Two Red Deer Rebels White defencemen were taken in the 10th round, with six-foot, 150-pound Tyrell McCubbing going 200th overall to the Kamloops Blazers and six-one, 156-pound Adam Sandstrom selected 211th overall by the Regina Pats. McCubbing had 20 points (7-13) in 33 games and Sandstrom produced 18 points (4-14) in 33 outings. ● Jonathan Smart, a defenceman from the Okanagan Hockey Academy, was taken by the Kelowna Rockets

with the final pick — 22nd overall — of the first round. Smart is the son of Red Deer minor hockey graduate Jason Smart and the grandson of Red Deer resident and Vancouver Giants scout Russ Smart. Meanwhile, forward Riley Sutter of Calgary, the nephew of Rebels GM/ head coach Brent Sutter — and the son of Ron Sutter — was picked by the Everett Silvertips in the sixth round, and defenceman Jake Hobson of Prince Albert — the son of former Rebels head coach Doug Hobson — was selected by the Portland Winterhawks in round three, 65th overall. ● As expected, Winnipeg forward Stelio Mattheos went first overall to the Brandon Wheat Kings (from the Saskatoon Blades via a trade) and the Lethbridge Hurricanes took Vancouver forward Jordan Bellerive second overall. The other first-round picks: (3) Kamloops: Nolan Kneen, defence, North Vancouver; (4) Moose Jaw: Josh

Brook, defence, Notre Dame; (5) Prince George: Justin Almeida, centre, North Vancouver; (6) Red Deer: Jake Leschyshyn, centre, Saskatoon; (7) Tri-City: Michael Rasmussen, centre, Surrey, B.C.; (8) Vancouver: Dawson Holt, centre, Saskatoon; (9) Prince Albert: Ian Scott, goaltender, Calgary; (10) Vancouver (via Brandon): Brendan Semchuk, centre, Kamloops; (11) Kootenay: Griffin Mendal, defence, Kelowna, B.C.; (12) Swift Current: Dominic Schmiemann, defence, Sundre; (13) Regina: Jordan Hollett, goaltender, Langley, B.C.; (14) Spokane: Jared Anderson-Dolan, centre, Calgary; (15) Everett: Jantzen Leslie, defence, Lloydminster; (16) Seattle: Jarret Tyszka, defence, Langley, B.C.; (17) Medicine Hat: James Hamblin, centre, Edmonton; (18) Victoria: Scott Walford, defence, Coquitlam, B.C.; (19) Portland (from Calgary): Cody Glass, centre, Winnipeg; (20) Edmonton: Kobe Mohr, left wing, Lloydminster; (21) Portland: Pass; (22) Kelowna: Jonathan Smart, defence, Kelowna.

Victoria Racquet Club Kings. “These are three players who can contribute in all areas,” added Sutter. “They’re not stay-at-home, defensive guys who make that first pass. They are those all-situation defencemen we were looking for that maybe we didn’t have on our team this year.” In the fourth and fifth rounds, the Rebels looked south of the border and snared Shattuck St. Mary’s centres Austin Pratt of Lakeville, Minn., 75th overall and Grant Mismash of Edina, Minn., with the 97 overall pick. Both are highly-regarded prospects. “We feel that if they were Canadian kids they would have both been selected in the high end of the draft,” said Sutter. “They are elite players. They’re going to be pros.” The risk with American players is that they often lean towards committing to U.S. colleges. However . . . “Pratt is a guy who has a lot of interest in major junior hockey. His dad is originally from Ontario,” said Sutter. “Coincidentally, Mismash is best friends with Austin. These kids are going to be guys we see on TV one day, so they were guys worth taking a chance on in the fourth and fifth rounds. “We’ll try and recruit them and one day they might be wearing Red Deer Rebels jerseys. If they play with us it will be like having three first-round picks.” Pratt, who checks in at an impressive six-foot-two and 205 pounds, put up 73 points (30-43) and 60 penalty minutes in 65 games with Shattuck, while the six-foot, 175-pound Mismash had 48 goals and 96 points in 65 games and also recorded 132 penalty minutes. Red Deer took winger Chance Adrian of Dalmeny, Sask., in the seventh round, 142nd overall, and centre Brayden Labant of St. Paul in the eighth round, 163rd overall. The Rebels then selected forward Akash Bains of Delta, B.C., with their ninth-round pick, 185th overall. “All three are similar in terms of being guys who can make a play, have some skill and get around the ice,” said Sutter. The six-foot, 170-pound Adrian had 41 points, including 18 goals, in 31 games with the Valley Vipers, while the five-foot-11, 178-pound Labant had numbers of 15-14-29 in 32 games with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers and Bains, who checks in at five-11, 180 pounds, had 57 points (31-26) in 59 games with the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA). “Of the three, Adrian is the guy who probably has to work on his skating, but they are all guys who play a strong, heavy game,” said Sutter. “All three

are big-bodied kids. We want to play an attacking style of game and we want our wingers to be strong along the wall. They all fit into that category.” Forward Chase Stevenson of West Kelowna, who is small in stature at five-foot-seven and 150 pounds, but big in potential, was Red Deer’s final selection, taken in the 10th round at 207th overall. He had 34 goals and 68 points in 50 games with OHA. “He’s a bit of a sleeper. He played on a line with Michael Rasmussen, who was the seventh overall pick by Tri-City, and fed him the puck all season,” said Sutter. “We saw him do it all winter, no matter the situation he was productive. He can make plays, he’s very competitive and his skating has improved.” Overall, Sutter is confident the Rebels garnered a nice mix of promising prospects at the draft table. “We want to be a team that’s tough to play against, but you can’t have a whole bunch of players the same,” he said. “You need players who can complement each other. “They are all moving into good programs next year and in terms of development that’s something we put a lot of weight in. I think every team today

feels like they probably had the best draft and picked the best players, but we had a strategy coming in and I feel we really accomplished what we were trying to do. We’re pretty happy and we feel we have picked a good group of players with good character, which is important.”

HABS: Well rested Both teams were well rested coming in. The Canadiens were off for eight days, having completed a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lighting on April 22. The Bruins’ last game was April 26 when they dispatched the Detroit Red Wings in five games. Montreal holds a 24-9 edge overall in playoff series between the two but Boston has won six of the last nine. The game, the opening salvo of the second round of the playoffs before a sellout crowd of 17,565, started at a high pace with few stoppages and the Bruins pressing after taking the ice to a sea of yellow rally towels and trademark over-the-top anthem renditions from Rene Rancourt.


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FOURTH ROUND WHL Championship Ed Chynoweth Cup (Best-of-7)

Thursday, May 8 Anaheim at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD Monday, May 12 x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD Wednesday, May 14 x-Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD Friday, May 16 x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD x — if necessary.

x-Montreal at Boston, TBD Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh (1) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) Friday, May 2 NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 x-NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD Sunday, May 11 x-Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, TBD Tuesday, May 13 x-NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD

Portland (W2) vs. Edmonton (E1) Saturday, May 3 Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4 Edmonton at Portland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 x-Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11 x-Portland at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Monday, May 12 x-Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. x — if necessary.

Thursday’s summary Canadiens 4, Bruins 3 (2OT) First Period 1. Montreal, Subban 1 (Markov, Plekanec) 11:23 (pp). Penalties — Bartkowski Bos (tripping) 10:05. Second Period 2. Montreal, Bourque 4 (Eller) 3:38. Penalties — Gorges Mtl (holding) 14:16. Third Period 3. Boston, Smith 2 (Marchand, Hamilton) 2:44. 4. Boston, Krug 2 (Lucic, Bergeron) 6:30. 5. Montreal, Bouillon 1 (Gionta, Bourque) 12:09. 6. Boston, Boychuk 1 (Marchand, Eriksson) 18:02. Penalties — Subban Mtl (interference) 3:18, Eller Mtl (unsportsmanlike conduct) 20:00, Marchand Bos (cross-checking) 20:00. First Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — Paille Bos (tripping) 19:33. Second Overtime 7. Montreal, Subban 2 (Markov, Briere) 4:17 (pp). Penalties — Bartkowski Bos (holding) 4:10. Shots on goal Montreal 10 7 6 6 4 — 33 Boston 13 9 14 14 1 — 51 Goal — Montreal: Price (W, 5-0-0); Boston: Rask (LO, 4-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Montreal: 2-3; Boston: 0-2.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago (3) vs. Minnesota (WC) Friday, May 2 Minnesota at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4 Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 Chicago at Minnesota, TBD Sunday, May 11 x-Minnesota at Chicago, TBD Tuesday, May 13 x-Chicago at Minnesota, TBD Thursday, May 15 x-Minnesota at Chicago, TBD

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs SECOND ROUND Division Finals EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston (1) vs. Montreal (3) (Montreal leads series 1-0) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4 Boston 3, 2OT Saturday, May 3 Montreal at Boston, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 Boston at Montreal, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Boston at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 x-Montreal at Boston, TBD Monday, May 12 x-Boston at Montreal, TBD Wednesday, May 14

Pacific Division Anaheim (1) vs. Los Angeles (3) Saturday, May 3 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Monday, May 5 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Baseball New York Baltimore Toronto Boston Tampa Bay

American League East Division W L Pct 15 12 .556 13 12 .520 13 15 .464 13 16 .448 13 16 .448

GB — 1 2 1/2 3 3

Detroit Kansas City Chicago Minnesota Cleveland

Central Division W L Pct 14 9 .609 14 13 .519 14 15 .483 12 14 .465 11 17 .393

GB — 2 3 3 5 1/2

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 18 10 .643 15 13 .536 14 13 .519 12 14 .462 9 19 .321

GB — 3 3 1/2 5 9

Wednesday’s Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain Seattle at New York, ppd., rain Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Oakland 12, Texas 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 4, Toronto 2 Washington 7, Houston 0

Cleveland, 20; Lawrie, Toronto, 20. Pitching Buehrle, Toronto, 5-1; Kazmir, Oakland, 4-0; MPerez, Texas, 4-1; Gray, Oakland, 4-1; Lackey, Boston, 4-2; CWilson, Los Angeles, 4-2; Sale, Chicago, 3-0.

Atlanta Washington New York Miami Philadelphia

National League East Division W L Pct 17 10 .630 16 12 .571 15 12 .556 14 14 .500 13 13 .500

GB — 1 1/2 2 3 1/2 3 1/2

Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 20 9 .690 15 14 .517 13 15 .464 10 17 .370 9 17 .346

GB — 5 6 1/2 9 9 1/2

San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-1) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-3), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 1-1) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 0-4) at Minnesota (Nolasco 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 3-1) at Kansas City (Shields 3-2), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-1) at Houston (Peacock 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Texas (Lewis 1-1) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-4), 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Oakland at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 5:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. H 40 31 41 25 24 35 35 22 30 28

West Division W L Pct 17 11 .607 17 12 .586 17 13 .567 13 16 .448 9 22 .290

GB — 1/2 1 4 1/2 9 1/2

Wednesday’s Games St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain Miami 9, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 4 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4 Washington 7, Houston 0 Arizona 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings San Francisco 3, San Diego 2

Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1, 1st game Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5, 2nd game L.A. Dodgers 9, Minnesota 4, 1st game Baltimore 5, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Seattle 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Minnesota 2, 12 innings Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Toronto 7, Kansas City 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R AlRamirez CWS 29 114 17 Viciedo CWS 26 89 13 MeCabrera Tor 27 120 18 Wieters Bal 19 74 10 RDavis Det 19 72 13 Trout LAA 27 109 21 Rios Tex 28 109 11 Joyce TB 27 70 12 Ellsbury NYY 26 97 15 LMartin Tex 27 91 11


Pct. .351 .348 .342 .338 .333 .321 .321 .314 .309 .308

Home Runs JAbreu, Chicago, 10; Pujols, Los Angeles, 9; Bautista, Toronto, 8; NCruz, Baltimore, 7; Donaldson, Oakland, 7; Dozier, Minnesota, 7; Lawrie, Toronto, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6. Runs Batted In JAbreu, Chicago, 32; Colabello, Minnesota, 27; NCruz, Baltimore, 25; Donaldson, Oakland, 23; Pujols, Los Angeles, 23; Moss, Oakland, 21; Brantley,

Thursday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE First Game Tam. Bay 001 100 000 — 2 4 1 Boston 100 000 000 — 1 6 0 C.Ramos, B.Gomes (5), McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Balfour (9) and J.Molina; Peavy, Capuano (7), Badenhop (8), A.Miller (9) and D.Ross, Pierzynski. W—B.Gomes 2-1. L—Peavy 1-1. Sv—Balfour (5). HRs—Tampa Bay, DeJesus (2). Second Game Tam. Bay 011 002 011 — 6 10 0 Boston 000 050 000 — 5 6 1 Archer, Boxberger (5), Oviedo (7), McGee (8), Balfour (9) and Hanigan; Doubront, Badenhop (7), Tazawa (7), Uehara (9) and Pierzynski. W—McGee 2-0. L—Uehara 0-1. Sv—Balfour (6). HRs—Tampa Bay, Jennings (2), Rodriguez (4). Boston—Escobar (2). Seattle 101 200 000 — 4 8 1 New York 100 001 000 — 2 7 1 Elias, Medina (8), Rodney (9) and Zunino; Kuroda, Thornton (7), Warren (7), Kelley (9) and McCann. W—Elias 2-2. L—Kuroda 2-3. Sv—Rodney (6). HRs—New York, Ellsbury (1).

Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 9, Minnesota 4, 1st game Baltimore 5, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Miami 5, Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 4, Minnesota 3, 12 innings, 2nd game Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 2nd game, late Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 4 Friday’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 5-1) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-3), 12:20 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 2-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 3-2), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at Miami (Koehler 2-2), 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-1) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-2), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 1-1) at Atlanta (Minor 0-0), 5:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 2-3), 6:40 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 1-2) at San Diego (Cashner 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 11:05 a.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 6:10 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 6:40 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Tulowitzki Col 28 92 24 Blackmon Col 29 103 23 Utley Phi 23 93 14 YMolina StL 25 100 12 Pagan SF 26 100 12 Morneau Col 28 106 15 Bonifacio ChC 24 101 15 Uribe LAD 29 113 11 JUpton Atl 26 96 17 Goldschmidt Ari 31 124 21

7; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 7. Runs Batted In Stanton, Miami, 32; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 25; Morneau, Colorado, 22; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 22; Morse, San Francisco, 20; Rendon, Washington, 20; Blackmon, Colorado, 19; CGonzalez, Colorado, 19; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 19; Trumbo, Arizona, 19. Pitching Greinke, Los Angeles, 5-0; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-1; Haren, Los Angeles, 4-0; Machi, San Francisco, 4-0; Hammel, Chicago, 4-1; Fernandez, Miami, 4-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 4-1.

H 34 38 33 35 34 36 34 37 31 40

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Toronto 100 201 030 — 7 11 1 Kan. City 011 010 000 — 3 7 1 Buehrle, Loup (7) and Navarro; Guthrie, Mariot (7), Coleman (8) and Perez. W— Buehrle 5-1. L—Guthrie 2-2. Sv—Loup (1). HRs—Toronto, Francisco (3), Rasmus (5). INTERLEAGUE First Game Los Ang. 032 000 301 — 9 15 3 Minnesota 200 020 000 — 4 7 0 Haren, Howell (7), C.Perez (8) and Olivo; Pelfrey, Deduno (5), Burton (9) and K.Suzuki. W—Haren 4-0. L—Pelfrey 0-3. Sv—C.Perez (1). First Game Pittsburgh 001 000 000 — 1 9 2 Baltimore 000 031 10x — 5 9 1 Morton, J.Gomez (6) and T.Sanchez; B.Norris, R.Webb (6), Z.Britton (7), O’Day (8), Matusz (9), Tom.Hunter (9) and Clevenger. W—B.Norris 2-2. L—Morton 0-4. Sv—Tom.Hunter (7). HRs—Baltimore, Markakis (1). NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 010 000 200 — 3 8 0 Cincinnati 000 012 05x — 8 12 0 Estrada, Kintzler (7), Henderson (8), Wooten (8) and Lucroy; Bailey, Broxton (9) and Barnhart. W—Bailey 2-2. L—Henderson 2-1. HRs—Cincinnati, Barnhart (1), Frazier (5), B.Pena (2). Atlanta 003 001 000 — 4 9 0 Miami 110 100 20x — 5 10 0 E.Santana, Thomas (7), D.Carpenter (7), Varvaro (8), Avilan (8) and Gattis; H.Alvarez, M.Dunn (7), A.Ramos (8), Cishek (8) and Saltalamacchia. W—M.Dunn 3-3. L—Thomas 1-1. Sv—Cishek (6). HRs—Atlanta, B.Upton (2), Gattis (7). Miami, G.Jones (5). New York 003 001 000 — 4 9 0 Colorado 110 100 20x — 5 10 0 Colon, Familia (5), German (5), Valverde (5) and D’Arnaud; Nicasio, Bettis (8) and Rosario. W—Nicasio 3-1. L—Colon 2-4. HRs—New York, D’Arnaud (2); Colorado, Gonzalez (6). Red Deer Women’s Fastball

Home Runs AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 9; Stanton, Miami, 8; JUpton, Atlanta, 8; Belt, San Francisco, 7; Gattis, Atlanta, 7; CGomez, Milwaukee, 7; Trumbo, Arizona,

TNT 6 Badgers 5 Red Deer U16 Rage 9 Panthers 9 Lacombe Physio Shooters 16 Stettler 12

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended free agent RHPs Manuel Montilla and Euris Quezada 50 games each, without pay, for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Activated 3B Manny Machado from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Steve Lombardozzi to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated LHP Troy Patton from the restricted list. Sent RHP Josh Stinson outright to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled LHP Drake Britton from Pawtucket (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled LHP Kris Johnson from Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Recalled OF Anthony Gose from Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of INF Steve Tolleson from Buffalo. Optioned INF Jonathan Diaz to Buffalo. Designated OF Moises Sierra for assignment. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Placed LHP Tony Cingrani on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Curtis Partch from Louisville (IL). Sent LHP Aroldis Chapman on a rehab assignment to Dayton (MWL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Selected the



● Mixed martial arts: Havoc Fighting Championship 5, first fight at 7:30 p.m., Red Deer Sheraton. ● Midget football: Calgary Mavericks at Central Alberta Prairie Fire, 7:30 p.m., Lacombe ME Global Athletic Park. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Innisfail at Red Deer Renegades, 8 p.m., Dawe Centre. ● Women’s lacrosse: Sherwood Park at Red Deer, 9 p.m., Kinex.

LPGA TOUR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IRVING, Texas — Suzann Pettersen was prepared for a much longer break from LPGA Tour when she started having more back problems. When she had similar pain a decade ago, she was out of action for about eight months. But Pettersen missed only a month this time, and the 33-year-old Norwegian is already on top of the leaderboard again after a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Thursday in the first round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout. “I feel good. I mean very patient. Just really just trying to enjoy being back,” Pettersen said. “I got to kind of pace myself a little bit. I can’t do too much early in the week. So I have a lot of

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed C Michael McGuckin and 3B Jon Mestas. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed TE Bear Pascoe. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed LB Zac Diles, and QBs Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR LaRon Byrd. DENVER BRONCOS — Exercised their 2015 option on LB Von Miller. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed WR Braylon Bell, LB Brett Maher, DB Matt Pierce and DE Kashawn Fraser. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION — Announced the retirement of D Tom Poti. ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned F Rickard Rakell to Norfolk (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Signed F Brian O’Neill to a two-year contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Acquired the negotiating rights to G Jaroslav Halak from Washington for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick. VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Fired coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan.

spare time to fool around with. ... I really can’t go hit balls on the range. I play whatever I need to play and then just try to give my body a little bit of break.” Pettersen had a one-stroke lead over playing partner Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie, Caroline Masson, Christina Kim, Cydney Clanton and Dori Carter. Pettersen is playing her second tournament since withdrawing before the Kia Classic in late March, and being told rest was the way to heal her back. The world’s fourth-ranked player tied for 28th in San Francisco last week. Pettersen took sole possession of the lead when she birdied Nos. 7 and 8, her 16th and 17th holes of the day at Las Colinas Country Club. Among the 35 players under par was Juli Inkster, the 53-year-old with eight major victories who shot 69. The last of Inkster’s 31 career victories came in 2006.

Sunday ● Junior B tier 3 lacrosse: Lethbridge at Olds, 1:30 p.m., Sports Complex. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Innisfail at Lacoka, 5 p.m., Ponoka Culture and Rec Complex.

Basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 3, Indiana 3 Saturday, April 19: Atlanta 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday, April 22: Indiana 101, Atlanta 85 Thursday, April 24: Atlanta 98, Indiana 85 Saturday, April 26: Indiana 91, Atlanta 88 Monday, April 28: Atlanta 107, Indiana 97 Thursday, May 1: Indiana 95, Atlanta 88 Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at Indiana, 3:30 or 5 p.m. Miami 4, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 20: Miami 99, Charlotte 88 Wednesday, April 23: Miami 101, Charlotte 97 Saturday, April 26: Miami 98, Charlotte 85 Monday, April 28: Miami 109, Charlotte 98 Toronto 3, Brooklyn 2 Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87 Tuesday, April 22: Toronto 100, Brooklyn 95 Friday, April 25: Brooklyn 102, Toronto 98 Sunday, April 27: Toronto 87, Brooklyn 79 Wednesday, April 30: Toronto 115, Brooklyn 113 Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Washington 4, Chicago 1 Sunday, April 20: Washington 102, Chicago 93 Tuesday, April 22: Washington 101, Chicago 99, OT Friday, April 25: Chicago 100, Washington 97 Sunday, April 27: Washington 98, Chicago 89 Tuesday, April 29: Washington 75, Chicago 69 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 3, Dallas 2 Sunday, April 20: San Antonio 90, Dallas 85 Wednesday, April 23: Dallas 113, San Antonio 92 Saturday, April 26: Dallas 109, San Antonio 108 Monday, April 28: San Antonio 93, Dallas 89 Wednesday, April 30: San Antonio 109, Dallas 103 Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, 6 p.m. x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San Antonio, 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Memphis 3, Oklahoma City 3 Saturday, April 19: Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86 Monday, April 21: Memphis 111, Oklahoma City 105, OT

Thursday, April 24: Memphis 98, Oklahoma City 95, OT Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City 92, Memphis 89, OT Tuesday, April 29: Memphis 100, Oklahoma City 99, OT Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City 104, Memphis 84 Saturday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6 or 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers 3, Golden State 2 Saturday, April 19: Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105 Monday, April 21: L.A. Clippers 138, Golden State 98 Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers 98, Golden State 96 Sunday, April 27: Golden State 118, L.A. Clippers 97 Tuesday, April 29: L.A. Clippers 113, Golden State 103 Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, late x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 7 or 8:30 p.m. Portland 3, Houston 2 Sunday, April 20: Portland 122, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 23: Portland 112, Houston 105 Friday, April 25: Houston 121, Portland 116, OT Sunday, April 27: Portland 123, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 30: Houston 108, Portland 98 Friday, May 2: Houston at Portland, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 4: Portland at Houston, 1:30 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami vs. Brooklyn-Toronto winner Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn-Toronto winner at Miami, 11 a.m. Note: If Brooklyn-Toronto series ends Friday, May 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Portland Sunday, May 4: Portland at San Antonio, 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. (If both teams win first round series) Portland vs. Dallas Sunday, May 4: Dallas at Portland, 1:30 p.m. (If both teams win first round series)

Golf PGA-Wells Fargo Thursday At Quail Hollow Club Course Charlotte, N.C. Purse: $6.9 million Yardage: 7,562; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Angel Cabrera Martin Flores Phil Mickelson Jonathan Byrd Stewart Cink Webb Simpson Shawn Stefani Vijay Singh Martin Kaymer Kevin Na Charles Howell III Rory McIlroy Hideki Matsuyama Justin Rose Martin Laird David Hearn Scott Langley Daniel Summerhays J.B. Holmes Brian Harman Ryan Moore Retief Goosen Jim Renner Brice Garnett John Merrick Gary Woodland Jonas Blixt Brendon Todd Danny Lee Wes Roach Will Wilcox Bronson La’Cassie Bud Cauley Roberto Castro Michael Thompson Zach Johnson Scott Brown Lee Westwood Chris Kirk Jeff Overton Troy Merritt Robert Streb Ben Martin Brian Stuard Stephen Ames Chad Collins Ricky Barnes Josh Teater Kevin Streelman Mark Wilson D.A. Points

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LPGA-North Texas Shootout Thursday At Las Colinas Country Club Course Irving, Texas Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,410; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round Suzann Pettersen Dori Carter Cydney Clanton Cristie Kerr Christina Kim Caroline Masson Michelle Wie P.K. Kongkraphan Amelia Lewis Xi Yu Lin Chella Choi Jodi Ewart Shadoff Juli Inkster Lorie Kane Haeji Kang Katherine Kirk Mi Hyang Lee Jenny Shin Moira Dunn Paz Echeverria Victoria Elizabeth Natalie Gulbis Felicity Johnson Danielle Kang Brittany Lang Meena Lee Megan McChrystal Azahara Munoz Haru Nomura Ryann O’Toole Pornanong Phatlum Reilley Rankin Thidapa Suwannapura Lexi Thompson Sun Young Yoo

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contract of RHP Red Patterson from Albuquerque (PCL). Designated OF Nick Buss for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled RHP Rob Wooten from Nashville (PCL). Optioned INF-OF Elian Herrera to Nashville. NEW YROK METS — Activated OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL). American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed INF Abel Nieves. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed C Dillon Usiak. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released INF Adam Frost. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed OF Michael Hernandez. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed LHP Chad James. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHP Tucker Jensen and RHP Matt Sergey to contract extensions. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Aaron Hilt. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed 2B Brian Aanderud, C Anthony Foulk, and INF Aaron Glaum. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Joe Karlik and INF Mark Nelson.

● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Okotoks at Lacoka, 7 p.m., Ponoka Culture and Rec Complex.

Eastern Conference GP W L T GF Columbus 7 3 1 3 10 Kansas City 7 3 2 2 9 D.C. 7 3 2 2 10 New England 8 3 3 2 7 New York 9 2 2 5 13 Toronto 6 3 3 0 6 Houston 8 2 4 2 8 Philadelphia 9 1 3 5 9 Montreal 8 1 4 3 7 Chicago 7 0 1 6 10

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Saturday’s games New England at Toronto, 11 a.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 5 p.m. Salt Lake at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle, 8 p.m. D.C. at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Chivas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s games New York at Dallas, 1 p.m. Columbus at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Columbus at Houston, 6 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 8 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

Lacrosse NLL Playoffs FIRST ROUND Division Semifinals (Single Elimination) East Division Saturday’s game Buffalo at Toronto, 5 p.m. West Division Saturday’s game

Colorado at Calgary, 7 p.m. SECOND ROUND Division Finals (Two-game Series) East Division Rochester vs. Toronto-Buffalo winner, TBA West Division Edmonton vs. Calgary-Colorado winner, TBA

Colorado Mammoth goalie’s equipment stolen on eve of playoff game DENVER — The Colorado Mammoth are scrambling after their starting goaltender’s equipment was stolen two days before a playoff game. Dillon Ward’s only set of gear was taken Thursday night from outside his home. The timing isn’t good for the Mammoth — the team leaves Friday morning for their West Division semifinal against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday. “I’ve been in the league for 20 years and this is a first,” said Mammoth general manager Steve Govett in a statement. “I don’t know who, in their right mind, would want smelly lacrosse goalie gear. Now we’re up against a real deadline to try to find a solution and to give Dillon a chance to make his post-season debut.”

B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, May 2, 2014



Phil Mickelson chips to the 16th green during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson was entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Cabrera played in early, calmer conditions and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. He made seven birdies, including a 40-footer from just off the green, and turned in a 6-under 66 that stood as the lead the rest of the day. Mickelson caught him twice and couldn’t hold it. Coming off his first missed cut at the Masters in 17 years, Mickelson handled the strong, swirling wind in the afternoon for a 5-under 67, tied with Martin Flores. Mickelson hit only one fairway on the back nine. He bogeyed both the par 3s. He chipped poorly and atoned for that with long par putts. And he wound up with the start he wanted at a tournament he badly wants to win. “It was important for me to get off to a good start today because I haven’t played as well as I would like to this year, and I haven’t been getting off to great starts,” Mickelson said. “So I’m always playing from behind. And it feels great to get off to a quick start where I don’t have to feel like I’m playing catch-up.” Webb Simpson, the former U.S. Open champion and a member at Quail Hollow, might have joined Cabrera except for the way he finished

Raptors ready to finish off Nets in Game 6 BUT HOPING TO GET RID OF MENTAL ERRORS THAT COST THEM A BIG LEAD IN GAME 5 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Toronto guard Greivis Vasquez had a hard time getting any rest Wednesday night after the Raptors blew a huge lead in a pivotal Game 5 win over Brooklyn. He kept thinking about the mental mistakes, missed assignments and sloppy play that nearly cost them the game. “I couldn’t sleep. That was disgusting,” Vasquez said Thursday. “That was ugly — a couple turnovers, a couple fouls, a couple (baskets and fouls) for them. It wasn’t us.” Toronto saw its 26-point lead disintegrate as the Nets put up a whopping 44 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night. It took a late basket from Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and four key free throws by DeMar DeRozan to preserve a 115-113 victory. With the narrow victory, the Raptors moved a win away from locking up a berth in the second round of the NBA playoffs. But the fact they came perilously close to what would have been an epic loss was hard to ignore. The Raptors held a closeddoor practice session Thursday afternoon at Air Canada Centre and emerged confident that the blip was behind them. They’ll try to close out the Nets on the road in Game 6 on Friday night. “The mental things going into each game — that was the lesson today, more so than

thinking about closing out,” Casey said. “We’ve got to again continue to improve and not make some of the mistakes we’ve been making.” Toronto’s stars came up big before a raucous home crowd on Wednesday. Lowry had a 36-point night and DeRozan added 23 points and six rebounds. Casey noted that it was one of DeRozan’s strongest games of the series, adding he did a nice job getting out of traps so his teammates could attack the weak side of the floor. He also praised Lowry, who played one of his best games as a Raptor. “Kyle’s play — it carried us,” Casey said. “Without his offence, we would have really struggled. But he ignited everybody and got us free flowing up and down the floor.” Toronto led 62-44 at the half and had a comfortable 91-69 edge after three quarters. However, on three occasions in the fourth quarter, the Raptors committed fouls beyond the arc to set up rare four-point play situations. Blown coverages also let Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson heat up, and he scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half. “You can’t leave the best shooters on the court wide open,” Vasquez said. “That’s another mental mistake. So we’ll get better, but we’ve got to be hard on ourselves because we can’t be happy because we won three games. “We’ve got to understand

that we want more and we do.” A couple of late brain cramps made it even more of a nailbiter. Forward Amir Johnson fouled Alan Anderson for a four-point play with 9.7 seconds left. “It was one of those boneheaded plays that you just can’t do,” Johnson said. In addition, the Nets weren’t boxed out properly after a missed free throw with 4.9 seconds left. Toronto got lucky that an errant pass prevented a potential game-winning shot attempt. “The positive thing about the whole thing is that we won,” Casey said. “We found a way to win with all those mistakes. With every mistake we made we still found a way to win, which is a great positive for a young team.” Both teams have held big leads throughout the series but the point difference at the finish has always been single digits. If Game 7 is necessary, it will be played Sunday in Toronto. Vasquez said the Raptors plan to play angry on Friday night at Barclays Center, predicting it will be “another street fight.” “We’re very confident,” he said. “We’re not going to underestimate them. But we’re going to go there with a mentality like we’re going to fight and we’re going to try to do whatever it takes to get this win. We’re very humble but at the same time we’re very hungry.”

Crosby, Getzlaf, Giroux named finalists for NHL’s Hart Trophy BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers are the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy. The the NHL awards the trophy annually “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” It essentially serves as the league’s MVP award. Crosby scored 36 goals and led the league in assists (68) and points (104) to capture his second career Art Ross Trophy and lead the Penguins to their second consecutive division title. He registered points in 60 of the 80 games he played in (75 per cent), including 30 multi-point performances, and

never went more than two consecutive games without registering a point. Crosby also reached the 100-point milestone for the fifth time hit 700 career points in his 497th game, the fastest among active players and sixth-fastest in NHL history. The 26-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native is a Hart Trophy finalist for the fourth time after winning the award in 2006-07 and finishing as a runner-up in 2009-10 and 201213. Getzlaf scored a career-high 31 goals and ranked second in the League with 87 points to lead the Ducks to the top record in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. He posted a 14-game point streak from Nov. 15-Dec. 15 (six goals, 11 assists). Getzlaf also set a career high with

seven game-winning goals and recorded a plus-28 defensive rating. The 28-year-old Regina native is a Hart Trophy finalist for the first time. Giroux matched a career high with 28 goals and finished third in the NHL scoring race with 86 points to help the Flyers bounce back from a 3-9-0 start to the season. After being held pointless in his first five games and not scoring a goal until his 16th, Giroux totalled 28 goals and 51 assists in his final 67 games of the season. He also compiled a career-long, nine-game point streak Dec. 11-30, (six goals, 11 assists) and recorded his 100th NHL goal Dec. 19. The 26-year-old Hearst, Ont., native is a Hart Trophy finalist for the first time. The award is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

each nine. He took double bogey on No. 9 when he hit into the trees and three-putted, and made bogey on No. 18 with another wayward tee shot. Other than that, his card was filled with seven birdies for a 68. Stewart Cink and Jonathan Byrd also were at 68. Rory McIlroy also had a few patches of wild play — a tee shot down the side of the hill toward the water on No. 16, another that hit a tree and bounced so far left that Boy Wonder thought about playing a shot down a service road behind the corporate tents. Wiser heads prevailed — his caddie’s, in this case — and he limited the damage to bogey. He still made six birdies and was in the large group at 69 that included U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer, who played his final four holes in 2-under par despite not making a birdie or a par. Kaymer went bogey-eagle-eagle-bogey. “Two eagles in a row, pretty rare. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before,” Kaymer said. “I missed a lot of short putts today as well, so therefore, 3-under par is OK.” Cabrera’s round was not nearly that dramatic. He made a couple of long putts, most of the birdie chances one would expect to make and hit it close enough times to post his lowest score of the year, and only his fourth round this year in the 60s. “It was a very good first round, and we have a lot to go,” the Argentine said through a translator. Even though he struggled to hit fairways, this wouldn’t clas-

sify as a wild round by Mickelson’s standards. But there was rarely a dull moment. From the trees on the par-5 10th, he escaped with a strong shot just short of the green, only to hit his chip too hard and nearly roll off the green. He holed that from 10 feet for birdie. From the pine straw left of the 11th fairway, he hit a low bullet in good shape just short of the green, only to catch his chip too heavy and leave himself 25 feet short. He made that one for par. And he caught Cabrera at 6 under for the first time with another shot from the pine straw to 4 feet. But then, Mickelson hit another chip too hard and failed to save par from 15 feet. He tied for the lead again with a solid pitch to 2 feet for birdie on the par-5 15th. The final three holes were symbolic of the grind. He rammed a 30-foot birdie attempt some 6 feet past the hole and made that for par. He left a 45-foot birdie putt about 5 feet short and missed that for a three-putt bogey on the 17th. And made a remarkable recovery from a tough lie in a bunker on the 18th. Being left-handed, his feet were up the slope of a bunker and the ball was well below his feet. Mickelson hit 6-iron from 210 yards and caught it so perfectly that it rolled up the hill and onto the collar of the green just over 40 feet away. And then he blasted the putt 10 feet past the hole — and made that with a sigh of relief, a par and a good start going into a morning tee time Friday.

Canucks can Tortorella as team continues to clean house BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — The man charged with the job of revitalizing the Vancouver Canucks made his first major move toward erasing the memory of one of the team’s worst seasons in recent history. Trevor Linden, the former Vancouver captain who has taken over as the team’s president, put his stamp on the Canucks by firing head coach John Tortorella on Thursday. Linden said the action was the first step in moving on from a frustrating season that saw the Canucks miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. “Today is about the future of this team and the goal of getting it back to the Stanley Cup playoffs,” Linden told a news conference. Tortorella’s firing was expected, but Linden said he didn’t want to rush the decision. “I tried to come in from a neutral place,” he said. “At the end of the day I kept coming back to a lot of things I didn’t like that I saw trending. I just felt to move forward and kind of put a new perspective and new direction, it was the right thing to do.” Besides Tortorella, assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also relieved of his duties. They join fired president and general manager Mike Gillis as those paying the price for a dismal year that saw the Canucks finish 25th overall. Assistant coaches Glen Gulutzan and Darryl Williams and goaltender coach Roland Melanson will keep their jobs. Linden hopes to have a new general manager hired by the end of the month. The search for a coach could coincide with looking for a GM. “I have a real strong (GM) candidate list that I will be starting the interview process next week,” said Linden. “I think the two processes can move along together for a certain period of time. “It’s important the manager have a great deal of input on the coaching direction. That would be the ideal situation.” One of the names most frequently mentioned for the Vancouver GM’s job is Jim Benning, Boston’s assistant general manager and a former teammate of Linden. The Bruins have the potential to play deep into the Stanley Cup playoff. Linden refused to be specific about any candidates but indicated playoff teams may


be willing to let him talk to their staff. “I have not got any pushback on timing from a playoff standpoint,” he said. Linden wants a coach with experience at “many levels.” The person must be a teacher and be able to communicate with his players. One of the most popular Canucks of all time, Linden is trying to repair the team’s image and its relationship with fans left disillusioned by Vancouver’s drop from the ranks of the NHL’s elite. “This is a fresh start for our team and you’ll see us make some other changes this summer,” he said in a letter to season ticket holders. “It starts with how we shape our management and coaching staffs and the roster improvements we’re able to make.” The Canucks had a good start under Tortorella but finished the year with a 36-3511 record for 83 points. The Canucks had just 13 wins in the 41 games since Jan. 1. Vancouver also struggled to score, managing just 196 goals on the season, leaving the Canucks tied for second least in the league. At an April 14 season-ending news conference Tortorella was blunt when he said the Canucks are getting old and the core needed revitalizing. Linden was asked about the comments. “We talked about that,” he said. “I don’t totally agree with everything he said.” Tortorella, who won a Stanley Cup coaching Tampa Bay in 2004, was hired as the Canucks’ 17th head coach last June to replace the fired Alain Vigneault. Vigneault took over Tortorella’s old team, the New York Rangers, and has led them into the second round of this season’s playoffs.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first round of the NHL playoffs was a big hit. The second round has a shot to be even better. The league’s first round wrapped up Wednesday night with three Game 7s on the same day for the first time since 2003 and just the fifth time ever. It was must-see TV for many people. Games on NBC averaged 2.184 million viewers, up 39 per cent from a year ago. Matchups on cable — on the NBC Sports Network and CNBC — averaged 32 per cent more than a year ago with an average of 518,000 people tuning in for each game. Here are five things to watch when in the next wave of games gets going, with storied teams, big stars and major markets all in play:


Montreal and Boston, two of the league’s original six franchises, had wait a bit to start their secondround series because they eliminated previous opponents so quickly. The Canadiens were off for more than a week after being the only team to earn an opening-round sweep against Tampa Bay. The Bruins had a four-day break after beating Detroit in five games. It could be worth the wait: The Canadiens are

the only Canadian team that made the playoffs, and they’ve got more Stanley Cup banners hanging in the rafters than any other franchise. The Bruins are a hard-hitting, smooth-skating, shot-blocking team that many predict will reach the Stanley Cup finals again.


The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, who play in arenas about 30 miles apart, are meeting for the first time in the playoffs. For two franchises that seem to have more of a rivalry with the San Jose Sharks, that might change soon because players on both sides expect an emotionally charged series to heat things up. It will be interesting to find out who the Ducks put in net because they’re not saying, and they’ve got two options. Jonas Hiller, a veteran who came in and saved Game 6 against Dallas (and shut down the Kings in Dodger Stadium this season) might sit again behind 24-year-old Frederik Andersen, who had an up-and-down series against the Stars.


The NHL has to be thrilled with the teams and stars that advanced to the second round. New York, Chicago and Los Angeles all have teams still skating and that will help TV ratings. Smaller-market teams like Pittsburgh and Minnesota have plenty of

star power, with Sidney Crosby leading the Penguins and the Wild seeing dividends from Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, signed two years ago to mega contracts.


The Blackhawks appear to have gotten a break when Minnesota rallied to eliminate Central Division-champion Colorado, giving the defending champions home-ice advantage against the Wild. Chicago looks like it might be the team to beat against anyone, anywhere the rest of the way. The Blackhawks have plenty of scorers up front, two-way defencemen and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Corey Crawford. They have a legitimate chance to win the Cup for the third time in five years, which would be an impressive feat in the league’s salary cap era.


Minnesota’s Game 7 win against Colorado in which the Wild didn’t lead until overtime gave the state’s passionate fan base something to cheer about. Minnesota has not had a professional team other than the Vikings advance in the playoffs since the Timberwolves did it in 2004, a year after the Wild’s run to the conference finals. Minnesota’s win over the Avalanche drew a record 16.37 rating on FoxSports North.

Big teams ready to collide in Freeway Faceoff BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANAHEIM, Calif. — Southern California is in hockey heaven. The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks will meet in the second round of the NHL playoffs this weekend, taking their Freeway Faceoff rivalry into the post-season for the first time. “People have been waiting a long time for this,” said Ducks forward Emerson Etem, who grew up rooting for the Kings in his native Long Beach. “It’s huge for the game down here.” And it’s huge for the Los Angeles sports scene, which has never experienced a matchup quite like the series that begins in Orange County on Saturday night. The Lakers and the Clippers have never met in the NBA post-season. The Dodgers and the Angels have never reached the World Series together. The Rams and the Raiders never faced off in the NFL playoffs when they both called Southern California home nearly two decades ago. But in their 20th season of head-tohead competition for the hearts of the Southland’s hockey fans, the Kings and Ducks are squaring off for a trip to the Western Conference finals. “We’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time, and now it’s finally here,” Kings centre Jarret Stoll said. With their rinks just 30 miles apart on the I-5 freeway, the Kings and Ducks have been geographical rivals ever since Anaheim entered the NHL as a Disney-backed expansion franchise in 1993. But veteran players from both teams say the matchup has always lacked the sting of true enmity without

the heightened emotions of a playoff series lingering in their mutual history. Real rivalries don’t start until the post-season, and the Ducks and Kings had never even made the playoffs in the same year until 2011, their 17th season of cohabitation. “When two teams have played each other this many times, it just becomes more physical every time,” Ducks forward Corey Perry said after practice Thursday. “When you finally get to play in the playoffs, that shows both teams are really good, so it’s even better then.” This is a fitting season for their first playoff showdown, since the Kings and Ducks have been two of the NHL’s best teams all season. High-scoring Anaheim won the Pacific Division title during the best regular season in franchise history, while Los Angeles earned its fifth consecutive playoff berth with the NHL’s best defence. Anaheim won four of the clubs’ five meetings this year, including the biggest regular-season matchup in the rivalry’s history: The outdoor game at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25. Although the Kings were the nominal home team, the Ducks dominated on the temporary ice in Chavez Ravine, with Jonas Hiller pitching a 3-0 shutout. “Every game against the Kings seems to turn into a goaltending battle, so I’m looking forward to that,” said Hiller, who doesn’t know if he’ll be in Anaheim’s net for Game 1 after winning the Ducks’ first-round series clincher against Dallas. Both teams rolled into this historic matchup in dramatic fashion, suggesting they’re playing their best hockey at a key moment.


Los Angeles Kings’ Jonathan Quick stops a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 7 of an NHL first-round playoff series on Wednesday in San Jose, Calif. The Kings became the fourth team in NHL history to rally from an 0-3 deficit to win a series, steamrolling the San Jose Sharks for four straight victories capped by a 5-1 win in the clincher Wednesday. The top-seeded Ducks beat the Stars in six games, but only avoided a Game 7 with a superb comeback on the road. Anaheim scored two goals in the final 2:10 of regulation before Nick Bonino got the series-winner in overtime last Sunday, wrapping up the Ducks’ first playoff series victory since 2009.

After their draining first-round matchups, both teams are looking forward to a series with no significant travel. That’s normal for many Eastern Conference teams, but unprecedented in the West: After all, the Ducks had to make two trips to Detroit in the first round last season, while the Kings shuttled to St. Louis and Chicago. That extra rest is likely to translate into a hard-checking series between two teams eager to get on the road to another Stanley Cup — as soon as they escape their own neighbourhood.

Penguins expect physical test from resilient Rangers PITTSBURGH — Don’t worry, Kris Letang insists. The heat is coming. Sure, the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman admits the New York Rangers don’t invite quite the same animosity inside his team’s locker room as the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers ended any shot of that tantalizing matchup when they beat the Flyers in seven games to set up a showdown with Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting Friday. That doesn’t mean Letang expects the next two weeks to be devoid of drama. Far from it. “I’m pretty sure the intensity will get really high at one point when we start,” Letang said. “The emotion is always going to be part of the game and we’re going to have to control it the best we can.” It’s an internal battle the Penguins won during a taut first-round series against Columbus. Expected to send the inexperienced Blue Jackets home without much effort, Pittsburgh needed six trying games to advance. The way the Penguins figure it, that’s a good thing. Forced to respond to adversity, they played what coach Dan Bylsma called their best 120 minutes this season to avoid the upset. “We keep coming and we keep coming, playing forward and playing in the offensive zone and grinding teams down with that play with that speed and quickness,” Bylsma said. “Games 5 and 6 were our best at playing that way.” The Penguins will need to do it four more times if they want to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. They split their four regular-season meetings with New York, all of them coming before the Olympic break. The Rangers hardly look like the team that was still struggling to find an identity when they last faced Pittsburgh in early February. Pittsburgh is no longer the patched-together unit that cruised to the Metropolitan Division title despite having stars Letang, Evgeni Malkin, Paul Martin and James Neal miss large chunks of the season due to injury. The Penguins are healthy. New York is hot. Some other things to look for heading into Game 1. SLUMPING STARS: Pittsburgh captain and likely NHL MVP Sidney Crosby hasn’t scored a goal in his past 10 playoff games. New York forward Rick Nash has just one in 19 post-season contests wearing a Rangers sweater. Whichever streak ends first could swing the balance of the series. Crosby had six assists against the Blue Jackets, including one to Malkin in the first period of Game 6 in Columbus that gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Crosby knows he needs to take more chances. So does Nash, who can live with the drought as long as the Rangers keep it going. “That’s all that matters,” Nash said. “I’m going to

try to keep getting my game going.” LUNDQVIST VS. FLEURY: New York’s Henrik Lundqvist and Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury are the two winningest goaltenders in the regular season over the past five years, combining for 334 victories. Yet Lundqvist has yet to lift the Rangers past the conference finals while Fleury has struggled in the playoffs since helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2009. Both had their wayward moments in the first round. Both responded with brilliant play. Whoever

gets hot — and stays hot — will give his team the upper hand. POWERLESS POWER PLAY: The Rangers went just 3 for 29 on the power play against Philadelphia, ending the series by failing to score 21 straight times with the man advantage. Not exactly the recipe to hang with the Penguins, who had the NHL’s best power play during the regular season and was a solid 4 for 15 against the Blue Jackets while adding a pair of short-handed goals in the process.


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FRONT AMAZING RACE COMING McMan’s inaugural Amazing Race is coming to Red Deer. Forty teams of two will compete in food, athletic, cultural challenges and other tests on June 6. Teams must register by May 17. One adult must be on the team. The money raised will be used for a residential treatment program for youth with substance abuse issues. A minimum of $250 in pledges is required. The race will start at 10 a.m. at Westerner Park. A barbecue will end the day at 3:30 p.m. at Barrett Park. The barbecue is $5. The competition was postponed last year because of the poor response. For more information, contact Christine at 403-309-2002; text 403-506-8961 or email Christine.Stewart@

TUSCAN ADVENTURE AT GALLERY Canadian painter Elaine Tweedy will present her watercolour and acrylic pieces on Saturday at Lacombe’s Gallery on Main from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibition, titled My Tuscan Adventure, showcases Tweedy’s memories of her time spent in Tuscany. Tweedy, raised in rural Alberta, uses more texture in these works to “emphasize the ancient stone work” she saw, as well as soft bright sunlight and dark shadows, she said. She is known for her paintings of landscapes and flora and fauna. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. The show will run for three weeks. The gallery is located on the second level at 4910 50th Ave. For more information, call 403-782-3402.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING Protect yourself from identity theft. Bring your personal documents to Alberta Motor Association’s annual shredding event on Saturday. The free event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. at the AMA Red Deer Southpointe Centre (141, 2004 50th Ave.). Non-perishable food donations will be accepted to help those in need in the community.

CORRECTION An error appeared in the story about the launch of the Red Deer census in Wednesday’s Advocate. Residents can complete the census online from Monday to May 19. Enumerators will be going door to door from May 20 to May 31.


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Hits, misses at golf courses WEATHER STALLS OPENINGS BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF With the sun shining and the snow finally melted, golf courses throughout Central Alberta are finally opening their doors this week. But not all of them. A couple had the misfortune to suffer damage caused by the winter season that stretched into April. The Lacombe Golf Club is one of those. Three of the club’s greens were hit hard by the cold and snow and need an extra couple of weeks to be in playing shape. They could open with temporary greens on Holes 4, 10 and 14, but, according to head pro Kevin Broderson, it would be a counter-productive move. “There’s always that thought (of using temporary greens) but our reputation has been our greens and we don’t want to take away from that,” he said. “We don’t want to open up until they’re ready and they’re at the level of playability that our members and green fee payers have come to expect.” The rest of the course is in terrific shape he said, especially the fairways, but he believes the older poa grass mixed with the winter was a bad combination as snow mould took hold. The course has been in its current location since 1914 with grass greens being installed in 1970. Still, the driving range has been open for business since a week ago and has been busy when the weather has co-operated. The Nursery Golf Course is just a few kilometres away from the Lacombe Golf Club, but officials there say the course is in the best shape it has been in its 20 years coming out of the winter. Karl Dillman, the club’s general manager, is unsure of the cause for the difference. “I don’t know what happened, because the guys across the street got hammered and we are probably in the best spring shape we’ve ever been in,” said Dillman, noting they opened their front nine on Wednesday and were set to open the full course this weekend. “We really didn’t do anything super different.” He added the biggest change was a slight adjustment in fungicide after having difficulties with snow mould last year. The Olds Golf Club is opening in two

stages, running with just the back nine for two weeks before opening up the front nine as well, targeting May long weekend. Like Lacombe, some greens still need a couple of weeks to bounce back to full health. “Our back nine is a newer nine than the front, so with the weird winter we’ve had, we have a few spots on the front nine (that need repair) but they’ve been tarped and they’re fixed up, we’re just letting them germinate,” said head pro Wade Bearchild. Pine Hills Golf Club by Rocky Mountain House will also be delayed, but the issue there is the fact that there is still snow on the course. Due to the location and the tree cover-

Campaign urges preparedness Having a 72-hour supply of the essentials can make a huge difference during an emergency. There is no better time than Emergency Preparedness Week (May 4 to 10) for residents to make plans and assemble what they need during the event of an emergency. The annual, national awareness campaign emphasizes the importance of knowing the risks in the region, making a plan in the case of disaster or emergency, and assembling a 72-hour preparedness kit. Jack MacDonald, Red Deer Emergency Services manager, said the flooding scare last spring and the above-average snowfall this winter really drove home the need to be prepared. “Compared to other Alberta communities, we were spared from too much damage, but residents were likely asking themselves what they would have done if conditions had worsened,” he said. Last June, the City of Red Deer declared a State of Local Emergency to manage the flood threat. Some events scheduled to take place along the Red Deer

River were cancelled due to high water levels, and a few residences were evacuated as a precaution. Many parks and trails were closed due to the conditions. A citizen’s 72-hour kit should include such items as flashlights, non-perishable food, a first aid kit and pet supplies. Citizens can take proactive measures if they think their home is at risk for overland flooding by first reading these tips from Flood Protecting your Home on MacDonald said they rely on residents to work with the city at this time of year by staying informed about the potential for flooding, as well as other threats. “Citizens should know the risks in the event of a power outage, tornado or other severe storm, or wildfires in our area, and be prepared,” he said. Online ● What to include in your 72-hour preparedness kit: www. ● How to protect your home from flooding: ● What’s happening with river stream flow: www.environment.

age, there is a limited amount of time for sun exposure. The greens and fairways are mostly clear, however, and while there is some winter damage, executive golf professional Brian Miller is happy with what he has seen so far. “We’re pleasantly surprised with most of the shape out there,” he said. “We’ve got a few greens we’re putting a little extra care into and re-tarping at night ... and trying to keep the heat in them so they take off a little more.” They will wait until May 12 to open and then it will only be the original nine holes. They will go day-to-day on opening the rest of the course.


Scholarships set up for new Penhold school BY ADVOCATE STAFF Three scholarships are already in place for the new Penhold Crossing Secondary School opening this August, thanks to a recent generous donation. Stewart and Eileen Ford, longtime Penhold residents, donated $500,000 to the school. The money will be used to cover three annual awards to graduating students in Grade 12 worth $5,000 each. They will be known as the Ford Family Scholarships and be awarded in the categories of academics, citizenship and applied/practical arts. Stewart said the scholarships are a tribute to the generations of his family who have thrived in the area, since his great-great grandfather arrived from Ontario in 1884. “In the family I came from, giving back to the community was part of the routine,” said Stewart in a press release. “I grew up working hard and learned very young that I could direct money to do good things

for other people. When the opportunity came up to support the new school, we stepped up quickly because we are so very pleased to have a school of this calibre here. Everyone is excited about the beautiful building and the strong leadership at Penhold Crossing. If this scholarship adds to this project, we are very proud.” The Ford family business began with a machine dealership and branched into an enterprise that involved lumber, retail building supplies and horse-trading. They were also farmers and both of Stewart’s parents were teachers. Eileen also taught briefly at Penhold School before having the couple’s two children. The Ford grandchildren attend Penhold School now and the couple’s oldest grandchild will be a part of the first Grade 7 class at Penhold Crossing. An open house is being held at the Penhold Multiplex on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. to meet Penhold Crossing staff and learn more about the school’s programs.

Mason praised for growing NDP support BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

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Laurent Hernandez lines up a shot as he works on his swing at the Innisfail Golf Club. The driving range has been open since last Friday and 18 holes are the 27-hole facility are now also open. The club is planning a big year this summer, starting with an Alberta PGA ProAm tournament on May 26 and the Alberta PGA Pro-Assistants championships from Sept. 22 to 23.

Brian Mason knew how to work a room and left the New Democratic Party better than he found it, said a local NDP supporter. Mason announced his resignation as Alberta party leader on Tuesday. He has been leader for 10 years and brought growth to the party, which has four seats in the legislature. Stephen Merredew, president of the Red Deer federal riding association, said Mason always knew how to work a room. He’d talk with people while working his way to make a speech. “They wouldn’t even realize he was the leader if they weren’t plugged in,” said Merredew. “They’d be laughing along and next thing you know Mason walks up to the micro-

phone and starts talking. He had that common-man’s touch. “He never backed down on any of the convictions he felt were in the best interest of working Albertans, no matter the political pressure. Ralph Klein calling him all kinds names and Mason still refused to back down on the issue of private health care.” Recently Mason teamed up with an opposition leader, Wildrose’s Danielle Smith, to go on a provincial political tour. The two would debate in a left versus right ideological showdown. “They came to Red Deer College and presented ‘Enough of this wishy-washy Tory flip-flopping policy we’ve dealt with for 40 years. Let’s have it out here in black and white,’ ” said Merredew. “What kind of society do we really want here in Alberta? “Brian held his own with wit and candour. That was possible because he has such a respectful relationship with all

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members of the legislature, for the most part.” The leadership vote to replace him will take place in October, along side the party’s usual fall convention. “Fundraising is way ahead of where it was when he took over and membership is up and all sorts of good things,” said Merredew. “But when you’re 60 and the next election is a couple of years out and you have a young, small caucus they get lots of exposure, I guess he figured it was time to let them step up.” Merredew said all of the other three NDP members in the legislature would be worthy leaders. Mason’s resignation is effective Oct. 19, more than decade after he was first named party leader. He will stay on as MLA for his riding. No candidates to replace him have come forward yet.


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BRIEFS No more free firewood for park fire pits Campfire enthusiasts are reminded to bring their own firewood as Red Deer’s picnic shelters have opened for the season. The city will no longer offer free firewood for the designated fire pits in the parks. Council decided to cut the firewood in order to save $40,000, during the 2014 budget talks. The move was also aimed at minimizing fires that have caused damage to city shelters. The change aligns with the policies of most municipalities and provincial campgrounds, which have moved away from offering free firewood in parks. Residents are discouraged from bringing elm to reduce the spread of Dutch elm disease. Park users are also prohibited from cutting down branches or using deadwood found in parks. Picnic shelters can be booked through the city’s website at, or by calling 403-309-8411. Four park sites — Rotary Park, McKenzie Trails, Kiwanis Picnic Shelters and Rotary Recreation Park Picnic Area — are booked in hour time slots with a two-hour booking minimum. Other fire pit sites throughout the parks system are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rajah will receive honourary degree A Better World’s Eric Rajah will receive an honourary doctor of laws degree from Andrews University on Sunday. The Michigan University will honour Rajah during its spring graduation services on Sunday. Rajah will also give the commencement address at the morning and afternoon services. Rajah is a graduate of Canadian University College in Lacombe, which is connected to Andrews University through their affili-

ation with the Seventh-day Adventist school system. Students from Andrews University participated in the A Better World’s first project in Kenya. Some of Rajah’s former CUC instructors now teach at Andrews University. The ceremony and events can be viewed live at graduation. Anyone interested in finding out more about A Better World can visit

Suspect sentenced The suspect arrested after a truly Canadian vehicle pursuit has been sentenced to time served for older charges. Jesse Cecka, 25, was arrested on April 2 by a Mountie who hitched a ride on a snowmobile to track down a fleeing farm tractor. At the time of his arrest, Cecka had been released pending court proceedings on older charges, laid on Nov. 8 when he was found sleeping in the passenger seat of a stolen vehicle. Cecka pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday to a single count of mischief for interfering with the lawful use of private property. Crown prosecutor Vince Pingitore joined with defence counsel Paul Morigeau in seeking a four-month sentence with extra credit for the time Cecka has served in custody since his arrest. While Cecka has now served his time for the Nov. 8 offence, he remains in custody pending the outcome of charges laid in connection with the tractor chase. He has reserved his plea until a later date on charges including break, enter and theft; theft over $5,000; breaching court orders, and multiple counts of mischief.

Council to consider tax bylaw A special Red Deer city council will be held on Tuesday. Council will consider second and third readings of the 2013 Tax Rate Bylaw starting at 4:30 p.m. The first reading of the bylaw passed on Monday with a proposed 3.87 per cent increase for residential, multi-family and non-residential property classes.


Former sales leader jailed BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A former sales manager for Red Deer Mitsubishi was led quietly to jail on Thursday after admitting to pilfering cash from the dealership while he was on probation for a previous offence. Christopher James Dyck’s job was terminated on Dec. 10, 2011. However, it was not until March of the following year, when the company controller was cleaning out his desk, that incriminating evidence was found, including an undisclosed quantity of cash. Dyck, 36, was arrested on multiple charges, including breaching terms of a conditional sentence, uttering forged documents, false pretences, fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000. He pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday to a single count of theft under $5,000. In reading the facts for Judge John Holmes, Crown prosecutor John Baharustani said Dyck accepted a cash deposit of $1,000 for a car he had sold, but failed to submit the money to the accounting department. Rather than impose a hardship on its customer, the dealership absorbed the loss. The exact amount of money found in his desk later was not provided to

the Crown, but it was significantly less than $1,000, said Baharustani. He asked Holmes to pass a “short, sharp period of custody,” pointing out that Dyck was given a conditional sentence in August 2011 for defrauding his former employer, a TD Canada Trust branch in Red Deer. Baharustani said Alberta courts have a lengthy history of responding when the trust between employers and staff is breached. Dyck’s offence was even more serious because he was a manager and therefore held to a higher standard, said Baharustani. Defence counsel Richard Fritze asked that his client be allowed to serve his sentence on weekends so he could work during weekdays at his job as manager of a Red Deer clothing store. Holmes did not accept the request, however, reiterating the Crown’s concerns about Dyck breaching his previous sentence and his employer’s trust. He sentenced Dyck to 90 days straight time for the single count of theft. Christopher James Dyck is not to be confused with Christopher Arthur Scott Dyck, 38, who testified in the trial of David James Kertesz, convicted early in April of breaking into a Red Deer apartment to steal drugs and money from the people inside.

Benalto train station plan chugging along The plan to get the historic Benalto train station into the hamlet and set up as a museum, park and community and youth centre is full steam ahead. Dave Moore has played a key role in getting the station back. He said they are close to getting their development permit from Red Deer County. The station was brought back to Benalto last summer as part of the community’s centennial celebration. The foundation is the first step after the development plan gets its approv-

al, but when it’s complete it will become a key part of the Central Alberta community. “All of this is going to take time because we’re such a small community,” said Moore. “Everybody is really behind it, there is no lack of enthusiastic support, but we want to do it right. We don’t want to take shortcuts and discover we did something wrong.” They have no official date for the completion of the project.


Valhalla Pure Outfitters Celebrates 15 Years as Owners Look to the Next Chapter in Their Lives This weekend is a special weekend for the owners, staff and customers at Valhalla Pure Outfitters. The store is celebrating its 15th anniversary and that prompted owners Mark Morrison and Janet Pullan to look back at the past 15 years. Mark and Janet worked in the broadcast industry for many years and spent their weekends in the mountains. When the broadcast industry underwent major changes in the late 90s they decided to look at other career options. “We wanted to work for ourselves so we looked at a number of business options and Valhalla Pure was the perfect fit – it allowed us to blend our passion for hiking, backpacking, and skiing with our desire to be self-employed.” VPO has always offered the best gear at the best price but initially Mark and Janet’s biggest challenge was persuading Central Albertans they didn’t need to travel to Calgary or Edmonton to shop for their outdoor gear. “It took a lot of work but we now have an amazing customer base that is incredibly supportive.” For Janet and Mark the decision to sell their business was both difficult and easy. There is a sense of sadness when you decide

it’s time to move on but after 15 great years, according to Janet, “there are many other things we want to do – finish building a house we started working on a few years ago, spend more time with our grandkids, and explore more of this amazing country. We wouldn’t consider just closing the store so we have dedicated ourselves to finding the right person to take over the business.” In the beginning the store was much smaller, about half the size of the current store. “Initially we didn’t carry canoes, kayaks or cross-country skis and offered a much smaller selection of clothing. Five years ago we doubled the size of our store and this allowed us to offer a broader selection of products.” Janet says, “Originally most of our customers were looking for the brands they knew and were familiar with. Some of those brands are still popular today but we also see more interest in new, smaller brands. We love when we can introduce something that’s a bit different or unique and have our customers like it.” Customer relations are especially important to Mark and Janet. “Since the beginning we’ve believed if we wanted customers to shop at our store we needed to earn their patronage. For the first few years we were in the store every day. We talked to

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HOROSCOPES Friday, May 2 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Donatella Versace, 58; David Beckham, 38; Lily Alan, 28 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: There will be a serious note today as you will have opposition from others. This will have you second guessing your own thoughts. However, if you realize they are simply there to help guide you towards the truth, you will be fine. Speak to someone in authority, as you will be attracting excitement to you at this stage and will want someone to bounce ideas off of now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this year will promise concrete and serious goals and you LARISA MAIRA will reap rewards OZOLINS through your own sound mental judgements. Seek out those in authority as they will help you define exactly how you will be able to make the most of your circumstances. There will be a strong focus on re-prioritizing your work and daily routine to bring you more balance and peace. ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is a serious discussion about your finances or your personal worth today. A deep analysis of your talents will reveal that you will determine that you need to place more value onto yourself. Allow yourself to shine bright now; you will attract exactly what you need. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Opposition from those significant individuals in your life will leave you less than inspired. The reality is that every relationship goes through a less than exciting time, and this could be one of those times. This interaction will have you considering your values on a deeper level. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): People you meet and circumstances in your daily routine


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overwhelmed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There will a lot of talk about you today. Advice will be given left right and center. Make sure to check in with yourself when necessary. Only you know what’s best for you. Dating and fun is rolling into your life now. Go out and enjoy yourself, you deserve it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How you express yourself and how others perceive what you are saying are two different things. Let your actions speak louder than words, as you will receive opposition from friends. Spend time at home to rework your decor to better suite your style. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A more

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TEMPORARY IS THE PROBLEM WITH FOREIGN WORKERS PROGRAM, SAYS MINISTER BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Thomas Lukaszuk’s biggest complaint about Canada’s temporary foreign worker program is that it is temporary. Alberta’s minister of jobs, skills, training and labour said it makes no sense to cycle workers in and out of the country, because they never become vested in the communities they live in, much of their income goes to their home countries instead of supporting the local economy, and Canadian employers must train new staff repeatedly. “Over the last 10 to 15 years, we’ve been rotating about 80,000 workers every four years,” said Lukaszuk, who was in Red Deer to attend CAREERexpo at Red Deer College. “We would be much better served to identify the workers that we need, let them stay here, and allow them to be-

come permanent residents and become Canadians and members of our communities.” Lukaszuk said he raised the issue with his ministerial counterparts from the other provinces during a teleconference on Wednesday, and they agreed to make it a priority item when they meet with federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney in September. The temporary foreign worker program has become a hot topic in recent weeks after it was alleged that some fastfood restaurants have given temporary foreign workers preferred treatment to Canadian employees. Last Thursday, Kenney an-

nounced a moratorium on the food services industry’s access to temporary foreign workers under the program.

He reiterated this viewpoint on Thursday. “I sent him (Kenney) a letter, and my department is in continuous communication with the federal department trying to find out actually what the decision encompasses. “What I strongly feel is that this program was simply poorly designed to begin with. It never had any — THOMAS LUKASZUK accountability measures vis-avis employers, Lukaszuk responded at the it never had any enforcement time by agreeing that the rules measures and it definitely of the program must be fol- didn’t have any punitive mealowed and violators dealt with sures to deal severely with harshly. those who choose to abuse the But he added that it’s unfair program.” to penalize an entire sector Lukaszuk said most food for the inappropriate actions services businesses want to of a few. do the right thing when it


comes to hiring Canadians first, and it’s also in their financial best interest to utilize local labour before bringing in temporary workers from other countries. But by depriving them of this source of employees, the federal government runs the risk of hurting small businesses and the broader economy. “Killing that industry sector would now only impact other industries negatively and it would affect our, Canadian’s, quality of life.” Asked if he’s thinking about joining the race for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, Lukaszuk was noncommittal. “I’m thinking about it every day,” he said. “I have a job to do and I will continue doing my job until the house recesses, and then I’ll make a decision.” hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com


Black Press extends reach BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The Red Deer Advocate’s parent company has extended its reach north. Black Press Group Ltd. has acquired the Leduc-Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer, a weekly newspaper whose circulation includes Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Millet, Calmar, Thorsby and Warburg, as well as Leduc and Wetaskiwin counties, and portions of Ponoka and Camrose counties. The deal closed on Thursday. Previously operated by Ted and Dian Okkerse through their company, The Pipestone Flyer and Publishing Co., the newspaper is based in Millet. It contains local news and sports, as well as other community information. More than 23,700 copies of the free newspaper are distributed weekly, mainly through Canada Post. About a half-dozen people work for the Pipestone Flyer, not including contract writers. “It’s a well-respected paper and it fits in with our company structure of community newspapers,” said Fred Gorman, publisher of the Advocate and president of Black Press’s Prairie Newspaper Group. “Our strength is community newspapers. We know how to run them and we know what they mean to the communities that they serve, and we take the approach that we’re part

of those communities.” Black Press, which was already printing the Pipestone Flyer on its press in Edmonton, now has 10 community newspapers in Central Alberta. These include the Sylvan Lake News, Stettler Independent, Rimbey Review, Ponoka News, Eckville Echo and Central Alberta Life. Gorman said the addition of the Pipestone Flyer to this list will benefit new and existing advertisers. “Now we can offer our clients flyer delivery all the way from Olds to Leduc,” he said. “Advertisers in one community can easily advertise into another community.” It will be business as usual at the Pipestone Flyer, said Gorman, although the newspaper will adopt Black Press’s online platform. “Except for the web page, it’ll be pretty seamless for the readers.” He said he’s eager to speak with the Pipestone Flyer’s readers and advertisers to obtain their feedback. The Pipestone Flyer has been publishing since 1997. The Okkerses now plan to retire, said Gorman. The largest independent newspaper publisher in Canada, Black Press has publications in Western Canada, as well as Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com

Nova Chemicals reports Q1 profit of US$245 million BY ADVOCATE STAFF Nova Chemicals Corp. is reporting a profit of US$245 million for the first quarter of 2014, up from $185 million for the same period of 2013. The petrochemical company, whose operations include ethylene and polyethylene production facilities at Joffre, said in a release that the improved earnings were primarily due to increased operating profit in its polyethylene segment. It added that year-over-year operating profits in it Joffre olefins and Corunna olefins segments were down. Revenues for the quarter were US$1.37 billion, up from $1.25 billion. Nova said that during the three-month period ended

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March 31, it began using at its Joffre complex ethane extracted from off-gas produced at oilsands upgrading facilities. And in April, the transport of ethane from the Williston Basin in North Dakota was being commissioned with an expectation that ethane would begin to arrive at the Joffre site later in the second quarter. Also in April, Nova entered into an agreement with Veresen Inc. to explore the joint development and ownership of a salt cavern storage facility near Burstall, Sask. It would be designed for ethane storage in support of Nova’s Joffre operations, with a pipeline connection to the Alberta Ethane Gathering System that currently supplies Joffre.

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West Park Middle School Grade 8 students Adrian Borrill, Alyssa Naclia and Abbi Galloway exit the spray chamber in the Sprinkler System Installer valve shop Thursday during a tour of the trades wing at Red Deer College. They along with thousands of other middle and high school students were expected to attend the one-day Career Expo hosted by Red Deer College. More than a dozen post-secondary institutions were on hand at the event to inform students on the programs and career options.

Students shown alternatives during visit to CAREERexpo BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR


Many students have been nudged into university programs by well-meaning parents and teachers. On Thursday, more than 3,000 got a persuasive look at some alternatives. The eighth annual CAREERexpo took place at Red Deer College, with dozens of employers, educators and other exhibitors sharing information with junior and senior high school students about career opportunities ranging from aesthetics and avionics to scaffolding and welding. Red Deer College president and CEO Joel Ward said it’s a good way to raise awareness about the skilled trades. “Skilled trades are amazing,” he said.

“They’re great careers, pay very well, and lead to all kinds of other opportunities.” Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta’s minister of jobs, skills, training and labour, also toured CAREERexpo. He praised the event — which drew students from 43 schools — for helping motivate youths and teaching them about jobs they otherwise might not be aware of. “As parents, we usually push our kids to university, and teachers push kids to become teachers and go to university, and often young people have very little exposure to the variety of careers that exist throughout the entire province. “We have over decades de-

valued, from a societal perspective, careers in technology, and for some reason artificially inflated careers that stem from university education.” Some university graduates even return to school to obtain the technical training they need for well-paying jobs, said Lukaszuk. CAREERexpo is organized by CAREERS: the Next Generation — a non-profit organization that works with government, educational institutions, industry and other partners to help youths find meaningful employment. Jerry Heck, its vice-president of stakeholder relations and growth, said CAREERexpo has been held at Red Deer College the past five years.

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Lonestar West records net loss BY ADVOCATE STAFF Lonestar West Inc. (CA:LSI) is reporting a net loss of $280,000 for the quarter ended Dec. 31. The Sylvan Lake-based company, which operates a fleet of hydrovac and vacuum trucks in Western Canada and the United States, earned $468,000 during the same period in 2013. Its year-over-year revenues for the quarter were up near-

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ly 38 per cent, to $9.3 million from $6.8 million. The company said in a release that despite the revenue growth, its bottom line was down due to increased operating and other expenses related to its growth strategy. These included the cost of new staff and professional fees. “Lonestar is going through the difficult process of building a North American platform for providing hydrovac services” said James Horvath,

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the company’s CEO and president. “Lonestar is continuing to focus on its growth strategy by increasing the size of our fleet and introducing our superior services to new customers and geographical areas.” The company currently operates 87 hydrovac and vacuum trucks, with its American operations now including California, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

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Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 109.02 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.81 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.85 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.09 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 18.89 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Thursday amid a mixed showing for corporate earnings and uneven economic data from the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 12.2 points to 14,664.07. The Canadian dollar was down 0.01 of a cent at 91.23 cents US. U.S. indexes were mainly weak as data showed that the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose 14,000 to 344,000 last week, the highest level since February. That was unwelcome news a day before the U.S. government releases its non-farm payrolls report for April. Other data from the Institute for Supply Management showed that its manufacturing index rose to 54.9 from 53.7 in March as exports picked up and factories accelerated hiring. The Dow Jones industrials was down 21.97 points at 16,558.87, the Nasdaq gained 12.89 points to 4,127.45 and the S&P 500 index slipped 0.27 of a point at 1,883.68. Manulife Financial’s (TSX:MFC) first-quarter net profit jumped 50 per cent to $818 million, or 42 cents per share. Core earnings, excluding onetime items, were up at $719 million, or 37 cents, compared with $619 million, or 32 cents, year over year. Analysts had expected 39 cents a share but its shares still ticked 16 cents higher to $20.74 as rising wealth sales compensated for lower insurance sales. Transportation company Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) posted firstquarter net income of US$115 million, or earnings per share of six cents, compared with $148 million, or eight cents, in the same period of 2013. Ex-items, earnings were eight cents a share, which was in line with expectations and its shares fell 26 cents or 5.9 per cent to $4.15. Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) climbed 18 cents to $53.70 as the energy company earned a first-quarter net profit of $946 million, or $1.11

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.07 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 60.30 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.70 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.57 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.77 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 23.13 First Quantum Minerals . 24.54 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.12 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.60 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.97 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.46 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.74 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.68 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.53 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.57 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 37.67 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 69.14 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.11 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 57.39 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 44.76 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.86 Canyon Services Group. 14.79 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.06 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.05 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 25.02 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.91 per share, up 19 per cent from $798 million, or 94 cents per share, in the same quarter in 2013. Revenue and other income increased to $9.22 billion compared with $8.01 billion yearover-year. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) earned US$98 million or 12 cents a share in its latest quarter as increased gold sales offset lower prices. That’s down from $309 million or 33 cents per share a year ago. Ex-items, profit was $209 million or 26 cents per share, compared with an adjusted profit of $253 million or 31 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013 and its shares added five cents to $27.12. Commodity prices were lower as a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed activity grew weakly in April. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said Thursday that its monthly purchasing managers index stood at 50.4 points, up marginally from March’s 50.3 points. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. The showing comes as investors wonder if China can maintain growth at the official target of 7.5 per cent. July copper edged a penny lower to US$3.02 a pound and the base metals sector rose 0.79 per cent. The June crude contract in New York fell 32 cents to US$99.42 a barrel and the energy sector drifted 0.5 per cent lower. The gold sector fell about 1.16 per cent as June bullion gave back $12.50 to US$1,283.40 an ounce. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Thursday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,664.07, up 12.20 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,006.52, up 5.02 points TSX 60 — 837.86, up 0.28 of a point Dow — 16,558.87, down 21.97 points S&P 500 — 1,883.68, down 0.27 of a point Nasdaq — 4,127.45, up 12.89 points Currencies at close:

Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 101.41 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 62.91 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.31 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 35.81 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 53.70 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.13 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.02 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.150 Precision Drilling Corp . . 13.95 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 42.53 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.15 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15.46 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 12.19 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 72.75 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 75.36 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 66.62 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.40 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.00 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.80 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.72 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 54.90 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 70.30 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.74 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 45.53 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.90 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.94 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 37.27 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.77 Cdn — 91.23 cents US, down 0.01 of a cent Pound — C$1.8510, up 0.05 of a cent Euro — C$1.5197, down 0.07 of a cent Euro — US$1.3865, down 0.07 of a cent Oil futures: US$99.42 per barrel, down 32 cents (June contract) Gold futures: US$1,283.40 per oz., down $12.50 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.771 oz., down 9.6 cents $699.94 kg., down $3.08 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Thursday at 1,006.52, up 5.02 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 134.44 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: May ’14 $5.20 lower $479.10; July ’14 $8.20 lower $469.20; Nov. ’14 $9.10 lower $476.20; Jan ’15 $9.80 lower $481.80; March ’15 $10.00 lower $486.60; May ’15 $10.20 lower $490.90; July ’15 $10.20 lower $493.40; Nov ’15 $10.20 lower $478.50; Jan. ’16 $10.20 lower $470.70; March ’16 $10.20 lower $477.00. Barley (Western): May ’14 unchanged $139.50; July ’14 unchanged $140.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $140.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $140.50; March ’15 unchanged $140.50; May ’15 unchanged $140.50; July ’15 unchanged $140.50; Oct. ’15 unchanged $140.50; Dec. ’15 unchanged $140.50; March ’16 unchanged $140.50; May ’16 unchanged $140.50. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 274,700 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 274,700.

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A construction crew works to install metal framing studs on the exterior at the former Parsons Clinic building at 4822 Ross St. The building’s owner JDub Holdings Inc., is renovating the three-storey, 31,000-square-foot structure to create a commercial building that will be called Plaza W. Built in 1977, the building was used by Parsons Clinic until that medical tenant ceased operations there in June 2012.

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EXPO: Excellent place to learn about trades The institution provides an excellent backdrop for students to learn about the trades and other vocations, he said. “It enables young people to see the linkage between what we would refer to as skill shortages, and where those skills are developed and enabled for young people to go out into the world to work. “They get to see the labs, they get to see the classrooms and likely will meet some teachers and get some hands-on opportunities.” On Thursday, those hands-on op-

portunities included virtual welding, pipefitting and a Lego robot competition. Ward said he was pleased to showcase the many programs available at Red Deer College. More than a dozen other post-secondary institutions were also on hand, including Olds College and Canadian University College. The 80-plus exhibitors also included the likes of Sky Wings Aviation, Studon Electric and Controls, Tarpon Energy Services, Alberta Health Services, Canadian Forces, Quinn Contracting and Cam Clark Ford. Red Deer’s CAREERexpo was the third organized by CAREERS: the Next Generation this year, after similar events at Fort McMurray in March and Grande Prairie last week . The program got its start in Red Deer in 2007, with about 500 students participating, said Heck. The count on Thursday was expected to exceed 3,100.

SNC-Lavalin to sell AltaLink for $3.2B BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) announced Thursday that it is selling AltaLink, Alberta’s largest regulated electricity transmission company, to a subsidiary of the holding company run by U.S. financier Warren Buffett for gross proceeds of $3.2 billion. The deal with Berkshire Hathaway Energy, owned by Bershire Hathaway Inc., is expected to close Dec. 31 and represents what the Montreal-based engineering giant says is “another significant step” in its strategic plan to unlock and create value from its portfolio of infrastructure concession investments. AltaLink, owns more than half of Alberta’s transmission grid, some 12,000 kilometres of transmission lines, as well as 280 substations, delivering electricity to about 85 per cent of the province’s population. “After a robust process that drew considerable interest, we are very pleased to announce a transaction that recognizes significant value for AltaLink — a unique regulated asset in a high-growth electricity market —while

also providing for a continued relationship with SNC-Lavalin,” president and CEO Robert Card said in a statement announcing the deal after markets closed. “I would like to thank AltaLink’s employees, who have helped make their company so successful. I know they will have a bright future and benefit from enhanced career opportunities as part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy,” Card added. “The sale of AltaLink will help us build value for our company by providing opportunities to advance our E&C (engineering and construction) growth strategy.” Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, with assets of some $70 billion, owns and operates some 284,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines. Its subsidiary, MidAmerican Transmission, owns transmission lines throughout the U.S. and Canada. SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and in the provision of operations and maintenance services.

WASHINGTON — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline conceded Thursday they lack the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation authorizing immediate construction of the project, but said they remain hopeful of prevailing. “At this point we’re still working to get 60,” said Sen. John Hoeven. RN.D., as he and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., introduced a bipartisan bill to end the delays and build the proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the United States. Landrieu, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, faces a tough reelection challenge this fall, and has said she will use all her power to make sure the project is built. In remarks on the Senate floor, she said supporters of the project think “there is so much potential for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico ... to become completely not only energy independent, but an energy powerhouse for the world.” She added, “what signal does it send if America is not willing to do its part when it comes to production right here?”

In their statement, Landrieu and Hoeven said the legislation has the support of 11 Democrats and all 45 of the Senate’s Republicans, a total of 56 of the 60 that will be needed. “A vote on the bill is expected in the coming days,” they added. The obvious targets for additional support include six Democrats who voted in favour of a non-binding proposal 13 months ago that expressed general support for the project: Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Chris Coons of Delaware, Tom Carper of Delaware, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Bill Nelson of Florida. Among the group, Casey noted he has twice before voted in favour of the project, and said it was “probably a good guess” to assume he will do so again. Carper said he is undecided, and intends to meet with Landrieu, Hoeven and others in the coming days. The legislation is the latest response in Congress to the Obama administration’s recent announcement that it was delaying a decision on the pipeline indefinitely, citing a Nebraska court case relating to the project. The House has voted previously to approve construction of the pipeline.

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ETHANOL: Two scientists from Stanford Engaged in this task, two scientists from Stanford University, assistant professor Matthew Kanan and graduate student Christina Li, have devised an ingenious copper cathode for the electrocatalysis of carbon monoxide-saturated water into ethanol. Normal copper, as with most electrode materials, is unsuitable for this task, with the end result invariably being hydrogen and oxygen gas. The two researchers recognized the problem and developed a method for creating the copper-based electrode from “oxide derived copper.” When the cathode is manufactured, a nanocrystal lattice is produced, providing the mechanism for ethanol production. Experiments in their lab verified they were


able to produce ethanol by running a very low 0.25 to 0.5 volts through the apparatus at normal temperature and pressure. Ethanol, acetate and n-propanol — all three constituents were produced at a very impressive 57 per cent Faraday efficiency. When you take into consideration that some 800 gallons of water and a bushel of corn are required to produce three gallons of ethanol using the conventional fermentation distillation process, this discovery bodes well for producing a fuel that will allow the continued use of powered vehicles for transportation without any change to infrastructure. If the whole process is driven by solar, water or wind sources, and if the carbon dioxide used to derive the carbon monoxide is captured from the atmosphere or the exhaust stream of industrial processes, conceivable we could close the carbon loop. Lorne Oja is an energy consultant, power engineer and a partner in a company that installs solar panels, wind turbines and energy control products in Central Alberta. He built his first off-grid home in 2003. His column appears every second Friday in the Advocate. Contact him at:

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Riding hat fetches 134,500 euros VIENNA, Austria — The Austrian emperor’s underwear wasn’t much of a draw. But his wife’s riding hat fetched 134,500 euros (nearly US$190,000). The two items were among the personal articles from the family of Franz Josef I, Austria’s last emperor, that went under the hammer on Wednesday at a prestigious Vienna auction house. Also on offer were a lock of his hair as a child, two cigars from the imperial humidor and Empress Elisabeth ermine hand-warmer. The winning bid for the riding hat outdid expectations. Not so for Franz Josef’s monogrammed tighty-whities. They went for their estimated value — 2,500 euros (about US$3,500).

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Municipal Planning Commission Decisions On April 23, 2014, the Municipal Planning Commission issued the following decision for development permit applications: Discretionary Use Approval: Bower Dillon Consulting Ltd. – approval of use for a Tim Horton’s restaurant, to be located at 108, 2325 – 50 Avenue. You may appeal discretionary approvals and denials to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on May 16, 2014. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403-342-8132.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/D-2014 Clearview North Neighbourhood Rezoning within Clearview Phase 6 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw by rezoning three PS (Public Service) parcels to R1 Residential (Low Density) District, a total of approximately 0.14 hectares of land, within the Clearview North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan, N ½ 22-38-27-4 and SE 2-38-27-4. The rezoning is required to facilitate residential development of the land in Phase 6. Proposed Amendment to Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006

Change District from: PS to R1 - Residential (Low Density) District

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The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. If you want your letter included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, May 2, 2014. You may also submit your letter at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

Development Officer Approvals On April 29, 2014, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Clearview Ridge 1. True-Line Contracting Ltd. – a 10.14m2 relaxation to the maximum floor area to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 138 Connaught Crescent. Deer Park 2. Bowood Inc. – area redevelopment for a proposed front attached garage to an existing single family dwelling, located at 116 Denison Crescent. 3. Sunrooms & Awnings Ltd. – a 3.84 m relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed 17.83m2 sunroom addition to an existing semi-detached dwelling, located at 193 Doran Close. Glendale 4. Malpaso Homes Ltd. – a 0.45 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed semidetached dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 14 Greenhouse Place. 5. Malpaso Homes Ltd. – a 0.21 metre relaxation to the minimum frontage to a proposed semidetached dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 18 Greenhouse Place. 6. Malpaso Homes Ltd. – a 0.24 metre relaxation to the minimum frontage to a proposed semidetached dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 22 Greenhouse Place. Laredo 7. Bella Rosa Developments Ltd. – a 0.18 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 129 Lalor Drive. Lonsdale 8. D. Cournoyer - a 2.44 metre relaxation to the distance from the doors to the lane, to a proposed detached garage, to be located at 56 Long Close. Oriole Park West 9. N. Chu - a 1.55 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed 73.15m2 sunroom addition to an existing single family dwelling and attached garage, located at 16 O’Neil Close. Timberlands 10. Z. Khamidullaev – a 0.04 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 77 Turner Crescent Timberstone 11. N. Jones – a 0.28 metre relaxation to the distance from the doors to the lane and a 0.24 metre relaxation to the maximum width, to a proposed detached garage, to be located at 14 Trimble Close. Vanier Woods 12. Sunrooms & Awnings Ltd. – a 2.62 m relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed 13.28m2 sunroom addition to an existing single family dwelling and attached garage, located at 52 Valentine Crescent. 13. S. Broad – a 0.13 metre relaxation to the maximum width of a proposed detached garage, to be located at 122 Vanier Drive. 14. C. Sanford – a 0.75 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed deck, to be located at 31 Victory Close. 15. Abbey Homes Ltd. – a 0.66 metre relaxation to the maximum height to a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 51 Vienna Close. Discretionary Use Gaetz Avenue South 16. Walmart Canada Ltd. – outdoor storage for 5 C-cans, until August 31, 2014, to be located at 2010-50 Avenue. Laredo 17. Sorento Custom Homes – a new 2 bedroom secondary suite, within a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 125 Lalor Drive. 18. Bella Rosa Developments Ltd. – a new 2 bedroom secondary suite, within a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 129 Lalor Drive. Timberlands 19. Timber Stone Enterprises Ltd. - a new 1 bedroom secondary suite, within a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage, to be located at 85 Turner Crescent. You may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on May 16, 2014. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403-342-8399.

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Child and Youth Care Workers Competition # 14-016R There are two full time positions for 40 hours per week and one part time position for 18 hours per week. Do you want to be a part of an innovative program supporting families and their children with developmental disabilities? You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1600 staff, and 2000 volunteers delivering 130+ programs through Central and Northern Alberta. While working in both the families’ home and our residential setting, as a Child and Youth Care Worker, you are responsible for evaluating the needs of clients, developing service plans, maintaining records and appointments, facilitating family contact, providing support and assisting clients in the development of healthy life and social skills. Building meaningful relationships with clients and the community makes you an effective member of a team dedicated to client care. Successful applicants will be conscientious, resourceful, team-oriented and flexible. Experience working with families, children and youth with complex and challenging behaviours is preferred. Your strong written and oral communication abilities allow you to manage client groups, work with families and act as a community liaison. Your Diploma/Degree in Child and Youth Care, Disability Studies (or equivalent) and your experience with a strong understanding of complex needs, disabilities and family work will ensure your success in this position. A vehicle and valid driver’s licence are required. Rates of pay for these positions are $18.84 to $21.20 based on education and experience We thank all applicants. If your skill set matches those of other competitions, you may also be considered for other positions. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Location: Red Deer We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment. Police Information including vulnerable sector search Check, Intervention Record Check and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate. Please send resume, quoting the competition number 14-016R before May 7, 2014 to:

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Saturday – Riverside Meadows to Riverlands: Downtown Revitalization Process. Meet at 58A Ave and Kerry Wood Drive 1:30 p.m. Saturday – Where Will All the Boomers Go? Meet at East Hill Save-on-Foods 2:30 p.m. NOTE NEW DAY: Sunday – How 3 Railways Transformed a Small Settlement to a Regional Centre. Meet at The Arches, 52 Ave. near 45 St. 11 a.m. Sunday – Red Deer’s Early Urban Plan. Meet at MAG (museum) 1:30 p.m. Sunday – The Bronze Ghost Collection Walking Tour. Meet at Rec Centre parking lot 3 p.m.


Executive Director Do you have a passion for hospice palliative care and experience providing strategic leadership in a not-for-profit organization? Red Deer Hospice provides quality end-of-life care services to individuals and families throughout Central Alberta. We are seeking an Executive Director who will successfully lead our team and oversee our programs and services to meet the needs of the community, clients and stakeholders. The Executive Director is responsible for the operations of the Hospice, fostering a culture that supports the values and philosophy of hospice care and ensures the accountability of programs, staff and volunteers. We are looking for a leader who can engage with local health care providers and business partners and develop meaningful relationships to support our position as a leader in quality hospice palliative care services. Skills and Qualifications include: • Post secondary degree or equivalent in administration, nonprofit sector management, volunteer development or social sciences • At least three to five years experience in the non-profit sector or a related work place or business environment • Managerial and financial management experience • Excellent communication and public relation skills • Experience working in a board- operated environment would be considered an asset Must have a valid driver’s license. We offer a professional working environment and an opportunity to grow within a well-respected community organization. Competition closes 4 PM Friday, May 16, 2014. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please submit resume to Red Deer Hospice Society ATTN: Bryan Wilson, Chair, Nominating and Personnel Committee 99 Arnot Avenue Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 Email:


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Adorable real-life couple Andrew Garfield (above) and Emma Stone lead the charm offensive, as good guy Peter Parker/Spider-Man and his occasional gal Gwen Stacy. They play very well together, but their most impressive thespian feat may be in convincing us that Garfield, 30, and Stone, 25, can do characters who are graduating from high school.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2.5 stars (out of four) Rated: PG The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wears its goofiness like a big smiley face button, brazenly counting on character appeal to carry a story both dopey and mopey. Darned if the strategy doesn’t succeed, but just barely. The rebooted Marvel Comics movie franchise still needs to convince us that a redo of Sam Raimi’s relatively recent Spider-Man trilogy was really necessary. This latest blockbuster assault wins us over, or wears us down, by dint of fine actors who are clearly enjoying themselves, in a film that thankfully doesn’t take itself PETER too seriously. HOWELL Adorable real-life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone lead the charm offensive, as good guy Peter Parker/ Spider-Man and his occasional gal Gwen Stacy. They play very well together, but their most impressive thespian feat may be in convincing us that Garfield, 30, and Stone, 25, can do characters who are graduating from high school. Yang to their yin are a couple of well-cast newcomers, both connected to evil über-firm Oscorp: Jamie Foxx as the accident-prone electrical engineer Photo by ADVOCATE news services who transforms into the energy-hurling supervillain Jamie Foxx stars as the accident-prone electrical engineer who transforms into the energy-hurling supervillain Electro; and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as the bratty Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. corporate heir with problems and ambitions too numerous to mention, but who needs some magical unnecessary characters (Paul Giamatti’s bookending If Webb and his crew could have inserted white spider venom right now, dammit! If returning director Marc Webb had left it at this, psycho truck driver), wallows in melodrama (Peter’s borders between every scene, I’ll bet they would he’d have a much stronger film. The on-again, off- daisy-pulling dithering over Gwen), squanders tal- have, and it might have made the plot feel less chopagain romance between Peter and Gwen works both ent (Sally Field’s feisty Aunt May, reduced to a shrill py. They’ve also made Spidey every bit as sarcastic funny bone and tearducts, while the fight scenes nag) and dispenses tired bromides (the “keep hope as he is in the comic series, which is what made him between Spider-Man and Electro excite the eye and alive” refrain of several characters). None of it really Marvel’s most popular superhero to begin with. Garraise the pulse with amounts to much, field seems to be easing into that side of the characwell-choreographed ‘NONE OF THESE (SCREENWRITERS) KNOW except to lead up to ter more readily than Tobey Maguire did in the origiaction and smart CGI. THE MEANING OF ‘ENOUGH.’ THEY PROVE The Amazing Spider- nal trilogy, although — call me sentimental — I still Man 3, already in the prefer Maguire as Spidey and Raimi as director. Oh, but Webb IT WITH A BLOATED AND REVISIONIST works. All of this is Or at least I did for the first of their two Spiderdoesn’t leave it alone, and neither NARRATIVE, RUNNING A BLADDER-TESTING set to an uninspiring Man collaborations, released in the first decade of score by Hans Zim- this century, which were both pretty great. The weird does his committee 142 MINUTES, THAT SEEKS TO SWING mer, who sounds as and annoying third one convinced me and many othof screenwriters: if he borrowed it ers that Maguire and Raimi were burned out and it LIKE SPIDEY THROUGH NEW YORK’S clock-punching frana CNN special was time to roll up Spidey’s webbing. chise scribes Alex SKYSCRAPERS, YET FREQUENTLY CRASHES from report theme. The rebooted franchise is now heading into a Kurtzman and RoTO EARTH.’ To give Webb and similar situation, which makes the prospect of yet berto Orci (Star Trek his hired pens their another Garfield/Webb Spider-Man teaming seem and Transformers, due, though, they’re something less than amazing. both) and TV toiler Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Alias, Fringe). This one gets by on charm and moxie, but the next None of these guys know the meaning of “enough.” pretty much singing from the Marvel songbook and They prove it with a bloated and revisionist nar- some 50 years of Spider-Man lore — and yep, Marvel one is going to need a whole lot more to impress. Like a good story, for instance. rative, running a bladder-testing 142 minutes, that legend Stan Lee makes another cameo. These guys know they’re making a comic book Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie seeks to swing like Spidey through New York’s skymovie and they’re unashamed of it, to the point critic. scrapers, yet frequently crashes to Earth. Struggling between farce and tragedy, it lards in where Spidey actually whistles his own theme song.


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CBS soap The Young and the Restless earns 26 Daytime Emmy nominations NEW YORK — CBS’ The Young and the Restless led the pack with 26 Daytime Emmy nominations announced Thursday, including best daytime drama. The 41st annual Daytime Emmys will be presented June 22 in Beverly Hills, California. The Young and the Restless will compete against CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and NBC’s Days of Our Lives for best soap, with The Online Network’s One Life to Live, which was resurrected online after being axed by ABC, as the final nominee. As Barbara Walters’ retirement nears, the ABC legend learned she was nominated for best talk-show host at The View. She’s nominated with her team — Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd — and will compete against Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katie Couric, Rachael Ray and The Talk team of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. GSN’s The American Bible Challenge earned a nomination for best game show, with host Jeff Foxworthy nominated for best host. The religion-themed game will compete against stalwarts Jeopardy! The Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune and Let’s Make a Deal, along with GSN’s The Chase. Things will be uniquely competitive among the men at The Young and the Restless over the next month. Four of the show’s actors — Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller — were nominated for best actor. The one outlier in the category is Jason Thompson of General Hospital. Nominees for best actress in a daytime drama were: Eileen Davidson and Arianne Zucker of Days of Our Lives and Katherine Kelly Lang and Heather Tom of The Bold and the Beautiful. “The Bold and the Beautiful” was second with 18 nominations, followed by General Hospital with 16, Sesame Street with 15 and Days of Our Lives with 14. CBS was the most-honoured individual network with 61 nominations.

After Disney announced the much-anticipated cast for the next Star Wars movie Tuesday, io9’s Annalee Newitz pointed out just how male the list is. “There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world’s most beloved mythic series,” she wrote. “It’s as if 51 per cent of the population cried out in pain, and was suddenly silenced.” She has a point, and I would be particularly interested to know what happened to newly minted Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o’s talks with J.J. Abrams about the project. But for me, the casting announcement, which included the welcome news that Attack The Block star John Boyega and Girls veteran Adam Driver will be in the mix, comes second to a bigger loss announced late last week. The folks who are guiding Star Wars have decided to abandon the Expanded Universe, the novels, comics and games that carried the original story forward. Those stories will live on, but as a sort of alternate timeline rather than as material for adaptation as Disney, which now owns the franchise, plans a major build-out of the Star Wars universe. Animated series set during the events of the live-action prequel movies, and another animated show in the works, will continue to count; the events of those series will be factored into world-building and character development. But the rest of the stories so many of us have spent so many years caring about? Like Alderaan, they will live on more in memory than in reality. HALIFAX — Filmmaker Clement Virgo wasn’t I know, I know, it is hard to take a fangirl’s lament sure what to make of The Book of Negroes when he seriously when a huge company is putting a lot of first came across Lawrence Hill’s 2007 bestseller. money into telling new stories set in a world I enjoy Virgo, the African-Canadian director of Poor Boy’s so much. But the Expanded Universe was everything Game, was thrown by the novel’s title, which is debig action franchises these days are not. It was weird rived from a historical document containing the and occasionally silly; it used the setting to jump off names of black Loyalists. to new kinds of stories, and, yes, it was full of fasci“I was a little bit reluctant to read the novel at nating, complex female characters. first because of the title, because I didn’t know what Take The Courtship of Princess Leia, by Dave ’Book of Negroes’ meant,” he says. Wolverton, published in 1994. The book is full of “When I finally did read it, I fell in love with it. It Force-sensitive witches who have monstrous pets. took me about three days to finish it and once I did, I But it also uses the conventions of science fiction called Lawrence.” and fantasy to think about marriage and relationIt wasn’t long before Virgo was meeting with the ships. Turns out that after you say “I love you,” he award-winning Canadian author to pitch filming his says “I know,” you rescue him from carbonite and epic story of Aminata Diallo, an African woman kidexplain that no, you are not secretly into your twin napped by slave traders in West Africa. brother, it is not all fireworks and dancing Ewoks go“Here is a woman who was taken from her home ing forward. and sort of pulled through a maelstrom, not unlike, As Han Solo and Leia Organa get pulled apart say, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and all she wants to by the pressures of helping run a new, democratic do is find her way back home,” says Virgo, taking a government, Leia considers accepting a marriage brief break during filming The Book of Negroes near proposal driven by strategic considerations rather Halifax. Illustration by ADVOCATE news services than love. Han, who has never exactly been good Virgo and Hill co-wrote the script for the six-part about being a responsible grown-up, freaks out and Ysanne Isard, a tactical genius who engineers a miniseries starring Aunjanue Ellis (The Help) as Dibasically kidnaps Leia for what is supposed to be a biological weapon, was among the great female allo, and Academy Award winners Louis Gossett Jr., romantic getaway. A scene in which he tries to cook characters who populated the Star Wars Expanded and Cuba Gooding Jr. The Canada-South Africa coher dinner is worth the purchase price alone. production will air next year on CBC in Canada and There is a spaceship crash (spoiler: the Millen- Universe. BET in the United States. nium Falcon does not get more reliable) and a lot of The cast also includes Allan Hawco, Lyriq Bent the aforementioned nonsense. But, substantially, The for mainstream consumption. It was a way to keep and Ben Chaplin. Principal photography began earCourtship of Princess Leia is about what it takes for making money off nerds, so it could afford to be lier this year in South Africa before moving to sevtwo adults with incredibly high-pressure careers to gloriously eccentric and relatively feminist. Now eral locations in Nova Scotia. make it work in the middle of a war. The Courtship of that Disney has decided that Star Wars is a big, For Hill, it’s a chance to tell his tale in a new mePrincess Leia, as well as a later novel in which Luke mainstream business again, the company has killed dium — an opportunity he says is “quite exciting.” Skywalker deals with his post-traumatic stress disor- off the Expanded Universe in favour of something “It has come to life, it’s really quite stunning,” der by having an affair with a ghost, are a nice break grander and probably blander. 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BOOKS Wonderful tale by Secret Life of Bees author The Invention of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd $32.95 Viking Publishing Here is a wonderful book by the author of The Secret Life of Bees. Set in the years 1803 to 1838, in the south, this is a story based on the lives of Sarah and Nina Grimke, who were early abolitionists. Readers who enjoyed The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill will find this a good addition to the genre. Hettie is a child slave of the Grimke family, a charming and fanciful girl with a clear understanding that she is not free. Hettie’s “basket” name is “Handful,” a name given to PEGGY her by her mother, after conFREEMAN sideration of their circumstances and the fiesty nature of her baby. When Sarah Grimke had her 11th birthday, her mother gifted her with the 10-year-old Hettie to be her slave and personal maid. Sarah had been traumatized at the age of four when she witnessed the whipping of a young female slave. The shock caused her to run in horror from the scene, and left her with a stutter and a repugnance for owning black people. In time, Hettie and Sarah become friends, and though it’s against the law, Sarah teaches Hettie to read and write. It is a skill that will eventually save her life. The Grimke household is a large one. Sarah’s father is a judge on South Carolina’s highest court, and a plantation owner. He and his wife Mary have a family of 10 children, six boys and four girls. Mary rules in the house and in the lives of the 14 slaves owned by the judge. Charlotte is Hetty’s mother and seamstress for Mrs. Grimke. She is a valuable slave but her wish for freedom never leaves her thoughts. She asks Sarah to “hep Hetty get free,” and Sarah promises. The author covers many aspects of slave ownership and refers to historical documents of slave punishment. Though the Grimkes were more considerate of their slaves than many owners, if something went missing and a slave was found responsible, the lash was used. The work house was a punishment greatly feared by the slaves. By law, a slave was three-fifths of a person. Charlotte, while shopping in town for her mistress, antagonizes a white lady and is hauled away by the constabulary. No one knows where she is and she can’t be found. Eventually, first Sarah and then Nina venture to the northern states, they embraced the Quaker religion and become both famous and infamous for their message against slavery and for women’s rights. When Hettie was a little girl her mother, Charlotte, told her a tale. It was about the time when the people of Africa could fly. “They flew over the trees and the clouds ... they flew like blackbirds.” She patted her shoulder blades and said, “This all what left of your wings, but one day you gonna get ’em back.” When the opportunity comes, Hettie is ready and she flies away to freedom. This is a very satisfying book. Peggy Freeman is a local freelance books reviewer.



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Encyclopedic new resource book arrives WRITTEN FOR AND BY TRANSGENDER PEOPLE BY BY DAVID CRARY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wideranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters. Encyclopedic in scope, conversational in tone, and candid about complex sexual issues, the Oxford University Press book being released in mid-May is titled Trans Bodies, Trans Selves — a deliberate echo of a pioneering feminist health-resource book, Our Bodies, Ourselves that appeared more than 40 years ago Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The new book’s ediContributors to the new transgender reference book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, tor, New York University psychiatrist Laura Er- from left, Jack Pula, chairperson of the transgender committee of the Association ickson-Schroth, writes in of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists; Tiq Milan, a media strategist at GLAAD, and the preface about read- Cecilia Gentili, a program coordinator and consultant on transgender issues, ing her mother’s copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves as a stand together at the offices of the Oxford University Press in New York. The encyclopedic new resource book written for and by transgender people is being 12-year-old. “At a time when over released in mid-May. 90 per cent of physicians were men ... it was an extremely daring and exciting thing to publish a book times undergo speech therapy to develop a higher in which women taught other women about their pitch. The chapter on children was written by Aidan bodies, their sexuality, and their rights,” she wrote. The goal for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, she writes, Key, a gender specialist in Seattle who runs support was “to make it as radical as its predecessor” — an groups and conferences for families with children act of empowerment through which transgender who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Key, born a girl with an identical twin sister, people exert more control over the available inforbegan having gender-related doubts as far back as mation about their lives. From conception to publication, the book has kindergarten, culminating in gender-reassignment taken five years to produce. To ensure it reflected di- surgery at the age of 33. His chapter abounds with suggestions for how verse viewpoints, the editors, authors and other collaborators held public forums across North America parents should respond when one of their children and conducted an online survey that attracted more — either verbally or through behaviour — conveys that his or her gender identity is different from the than 3,000 responses. With more than 200 contributors, Erickson- one assigned at birth. “One of the questions most commonly asked by Schroth described her task as “herding cats.” “Our community is still conversing among itself parents, teachers and therapists is whether gender about what the important issues are, what it means nonconformity could be a phase,” Key writes. “The to be trans,” said Jennifer Finney Boylan, an author simplest answer is yes.” He urges parents to be patient and to support a and English professor at Colby College in Maine who child’s gender exploration as part of a self-discovery wrote the book’s introduction. “Is it social, is it medical? Something very private, process. Yet if it becomes clear that a child is gender-nonconforming, he notes, acceptance by parents or something very public?” The book’s chapters cover a wide range of topics, may not come easily. “It takes a caring, brave parent to embrace and including race, religion, disabilities, employment, support a child when the societal judgment and stigmental health, sexuality and parenting. There are mini-profiles of prominent transgen- matization can be so high,” he writes Key hopes the new book will help readers surder people from around the world, and analyses of gender-bending books and films, such as Some Like it mount preconceptions they might have about transgender issues. Hot and Tootsie. “If people walk away with 1,000 more questions Its extensive glossary includes such terms as genderqueer, heteronormativity, omnisexual and trans- than when they went into it, it will have succeeded,” feminism. “The terminology changes so quickly, you he said. The book concludes with an afterword by Wendy really can’t keep up,” said Erickson-Schroth. The chapter on social transition — the aftermath Sanford, one of the co-founders of the Boston-based of deciding to go public about a change in gender collective that published Our Bodies, Ourselves in identity — contains detailed suggestions on how to 1973. As with that book, she writes, “a community of consider a new name, wardrobe, hairstyle, even a people who are the best experts on themselves has manner of speaking. Transgender people shifting to a masculine iden- come together to create a resource of information, tity can lower the pitch of their voices through taking mutual support, and political advocacy that will testosterone; those seeking a feminine identity some- strengthen many. The revolutionary point is that we can name our gender identity for ourselves and rightfully expect respect and recognition.” Erickson-Schroth said proceeds from the sale of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves — which will carry a list price of $39.95 — will go to a non-profit organization formed by the project leaders to underwrite the cost of future editions. Online:

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NEW YORK — A pair of recently discovered early stories by prizewinning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June. Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, announced Tuesday that A Necessary Being and Childfinder will be compiled in a single volume titled Unexpected Stories and will be released June 24. Walter Mosley, the bestselling crime writer, has contributed an introduction. “’Unexpected Stories’ reveals the themes that would become Butler’s lexicon: the complicating mysteries we assign to power, race, and gender,” Mosley writes. “Reading these tales is like looking at a photograph of a child who you only knew as an adult. “In her eyes you can see the woman that you came to know much later; a face, not yet fully formed, that contains

the promise of something that is now a part of you; the welcomed surprise of recognition in innocent eyes.” Butler, who died in 2006 at age 58, was one of the first black science fiction writers to receive mainstream attention and was known for such books as Bloodchild and Other Stories and the novel Parable of the Sower. She was inducted, posthumously, into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2010. Butler’s literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz, found the stories, written in the early 1970s, among the author’s papers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. According to Open Road, A Necessary Being tells of how the leaders of two ancient tribes “must broker a delicate peace to ensure that their peoples are to survive.” In Childfinder, a young woman “locates children with budding psionic powers and teaches them to protect themselves from society.”

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SAWYER Erna Louisa Katie (nee Hoffman) July 20, 1918 - April 26, 2014 Erna Sawyer, 95, died peacefully at 4:40 a.m. on April 26, 2014 surrounded by family. She loved and was loved by those she leaves behind: children Michael (Brenda) of Vancouver, Douglas (Sharida) of Victoria and Laura (Cleve) Wershler of Calgary; grandchildren Sarah (Ed), Mark (Stacey), Samantha (Torbin), Peter and Jake; and great-grandchildren Jade, Marika and Dane, as well as sister Frieda and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dear husband, Martin Sawyer, in 1990, and siblings Hilda, Frank, Ella, Lydia and Carl. Erna was born near Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan on July 20, 1918 to Theresia and Fred Hoffman, and grew up in Tyvan and Regina. After marrying Martin in September 1942, Erna completed her RN (Class of ‘43) at Medicine Hat General Hospital while Martin served overseas. When the war was over, they made their home in Red Deer,†setting down deep roots in the community where Erna lived until moving to Calgary in 2010. Erna will be remembered by all who knew her, including her children’s many friends, for her kindness, wisdom and thoughtfulness. Her beautiful smile will be missed. She was an avid reader, golfer and bridge player, loved concerts and family occasions, and cherished memories of her travels with Martin. Skilled in needle crafts, she made many gifts of framed needlepoint, knitted sweaters and crocheted afghans to those she loved. Erna was proud of her career as a public health nurse in Red Deer. She said recently, “The most important thing in nursing is to be kind and not add to anyone’s misery.” Thanks to all the nurses and caregivers who showed her such kindness in her final home at Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore in Calgary. A memorial celebration will be held in Calgary on Friday, June 20, 2014. Friends are welcome and invited to contact a family member if they wish to receive details. In Erna’s memory, donations are gratefully accepted to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942-50A Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4E7 or at

BIDVAR Michael “Mike” Paul January 27, 1967 - April 25, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in Orangeville, Ontario, but called Red Deer, Alberta, home for over 30 years. Michael was a member of the IBEW 424 and worked as a Journey Man Electrician. He was very passionate about his career. A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

FRENZEL Klaus Heinz Dec. 30, 1949 - Apr. 15, 2014 Come join us to celebrate a life well lived. Lana, Bonnie, Burns, and Robyn invite you to come to a Celebration of Life for our loving father Klaus Frenzel. Lacombe Curling Rink, Friday, May 9th, 2014 7 - 10 pm. Please bring memories and stories you would be willing to share with friends and family. Cowboy poets welcome... DAY Ruby Alberta 1920 - 2014 Ruby passed away peacefully May 1, 2014. A full obituary and funeral announcements will be announced at a later date.

DAGG Mary Anne Mary passed away on April 28, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Mary lived much of her life in central and southern Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard and her daughters, Sharon and Joy. Mary is survived by her son, Ed and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mary’s beautiful smile will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street. Interment will follow in Blackfalds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

FAWCETT (Short) Edna V. June 8, 1922 - Apr. 28, 2014 With gratitude for a life well lived, the family of Edna Violet Fawcett (Short) share news of her death on April 28, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. Born on June 8, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and adopted by Verna and Alexander Brown, Edna was raised in Piapot, Saskatchewan and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Edna will be missed by her daughter Donna Stickland of Edmonton; son Ron (Laurie) Short of Coaldale; daughterin-law Marilyn Short of Red Deer; grandchildren Chantel (James) Elliott, Michael Stickland, Kelly (Jeff) McLeod, David Short. She also leaves behind her ten precious great-grandchildren Max and Sam Elliott, Julia and Ben Stickland, Tessa, Evan, Grady and Maddien McLeod and Brie and Chance Short. She is survived by two of her five half siblings, Treva (Lloyd) Brooks and Shirley Cockcroft and four stepchildren Carol, Robert, John and Grant Fawcett. Edna was pre deceased by her son Robert (1984); first husband Clayton Short (1998); grandson Craig Short (2001) and her second husband Rodney Fawcett (2014). Edna was an open and caring person who was firmly committed to ensuring everyone had a chance to build a decent life for themselves. She worked to help others help themselves and to battle racism, discrimination and barriers of poverty and abuse. Edna volunteered for over 25 years with Girl Guides of Canada; served on the boards of the United Way of Red Deer and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce; 6 years as a Commissioner of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. She also served on the Red Deer Tourist and Convention Board, was a member of the Board of Referees for the Employment Insurance Commission and also held a position on the Board of the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach. Edna also chaired Red Deer’s Child Poverty Action Committee and initiated the school snack program. After the death of Clayton, Edna was initially involved with the realization of the Red Deer Hospice Society. In 1990, Edna received the Mayor’s Recognition Award (Red Deer) for citizenship and in 1992 was a recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal. After moving to Vancouver in 2000 Edna took up watercolor and oil painting, continued to golf, enjoyed her summer home in Oliver, BC, cruises and visiting Maui in the winter months. A memorial service will be held at St. Leonard’s Anglican Church (Red Deer) on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Red Deer Hospice Society at 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB. T4R 3S6. Condolences can be forwarded to


MEDIN-HUSS Esther “Es” Illa Esther Medin of Red Deer, fought a brave battle against breast cancer, persevering with humour and a positive outlook until her passing on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Es was a loving and kind woman, who dedicated her life to the love and care of her family, friends, and community. Born January 5, 1951 in Eckville, AB to Fern (Shaurette) and Stan Medin, she was raised in the Lower Mainland, BC and Central AB areas. Married to Ernie Huss in 1970, they farmed together southeast of Lacombe until 1992. A gifted and intelligent woman, Es lived and worked as a small business owner and employment counsellor in Calgary, Surrey, Lacombe and Red Deer. She will be dearly missed by her children; Arminnie (Kevin) Good, Jason Huss and Julie Huss, all of Red Deer; grandsons Daniel, Ethan and Kyler of Red Deer; and granddaughter Akeera of Lacombe; her dear friend Bruce Edgar of Blackfalds; her siblings Thyra Whitford of Calgary, Corine Hood of Sechelt, BC, Clark Shanks of Calgary, and Heather Neilson of Rocky Mountain House; her step-dad Chuck Whitford of Stoney Plain, AB; many special nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and colleagues. Special thanks to Dr. Daniel, the Central AB Cancer Centre, pharmacist Karl Phillips, the AHS Home Care team (esp. Christina) and the Earth Angels (staff) at the Red Deer Hospice Society for your caring support and special attention. A Memorial Service will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, AB, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4R 3S6 or Red Deer SPCA online at Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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NIELSEN It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, William (Bill) A. Nielsen, on Friday, April 25th, 2014, at the age of 73. Bill will be forever missed by his devoted wife, Linda, children, Bill Jr. (Karen), Karen and Tracy, Michael, Brian, Sylvia (Quinton) and Steven (Leah), as well as Linda’s sons, Derrick (Angela) and Todd (Joanne). Left to honor him and carry on his legacy are his cherished grandchildren, Benjamin and Amber, Zach and Danae, Tanner, Jessica, Patrick and Mackenzie, Noah (Meg) and Maddi, Jesse, Joel and Aliesha, and Aidan. Bill will also be fondly remembered by his brother and sisters, many nieces and nephews and treasured friends. Bill is predeceased by his parents, older brother, Rudy, and wives, Margaret and Jean. Bill was born in Montreal in 1940, the 4th of 7 children. His childhood years were spent creating fun (and mischief) despite few resources. After high school, Bill traveled all over North America (on a dollar a day!) before settling down to a job at Fina, a wife and children. In 1977, Bill moved his family to Fort McMurray when he took a job at Syncrude. The move brought new adventures, opportunities, challenges and many lifelong friendships. After Jean’s cancer diagnosis, Bill took early retirement and forged new ground, literally, in Lacombe where many, many hours were spent carving out trails in which he took great pride. Always a determined, accomplished and inspiring athlete, in 2008 Bill achieved his goal of running 100 marathons, many under 3 hours, despite the onset of Parkinson’s disease in 2000. In recent years, Bill and Linda spent their winters in Arizona where Bill played tennis and Linda spoiled him rotten. After a short but valiant battle, and, with his sense of humor still intact, Bill succumbed to pancreatic cancer knowing he was loved by so very many. A memorial service for Bill will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Bill left explicit instructions for you to “get off your wallet” and donate to either the Parkinson’s Society or to the Red Deer Hospice. 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”


PENFOLD (KAYE) Lillian 1927 - 2014 Our dear mother, Lillian Josephine Penfold (Kaye) nee Hagen passed away in her sleep at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Monday, April 28, 2014 after 87 wonderful years of sharing her love and devotion with her family. She was born on March 29, 1927 at Provost, Alberta. Mom will always be remembered as the rock that we all depended upon to provide us with many years of wisdom and laughter; and taught us to strive to be the best we could be. She will forever be in the hearts of her two daughters, Linda Kaye, Kathy (Jim) Ayotte, sons, Dennis Kaye, Bob (Carol) Kaye, grandsons, Tony (Julie) Kaye, Justin Ayotte, Chris Kaye and Corey Kaye, her granddaughters, Cheryl-Anne Ayotte, Shannon (Kurt) Swekla and Katrina (Chris) Thompson, great grandson, Liam Kaye and great granddaughters, Myla Kaye and Xoie and Sofia Swekla. She is also survived by her eldest sister, Inga, daughter-in-law, Bev and cousin, Rhoda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom was fortunate to have loved and been loved by her first husband, Alban Kaye and second husband, Howard Penfold. She was predeceased by her husbands, as well as her sisters, Ruth, Ida and a brother, Julius (Joe). Mom spent many years working at the Buffalo Hotel, Michener Centre and the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. She had a great faith in her Lord and always knew He would never give her more than she could handle - and He never did. She lived in her house for sixty-four years and until the day of her stroke, took loving care of her flowers and yard, drove her car, handled all her affairs and lived her life to the fullest. In place of flowers, Memorial Donations in Lillian’s honor may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta at A Memorial Service to celebrate Lillian’s Life will be held at the Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 - 39 Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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VINCENT Tammy Age 50, of Red Deer, passed away on April 28, 2014 after a long battle with cancer at the Grey Nuns Tertiary Palliative Care Unit in Edmonton. She was born in Barrhead Alberta February 17, 1964 to parents Peter and LeIsle Schmidt. She is survived by husband Tony; daughters Kyla (Mike) Wilkerson of Leduc, Tabitha of Red Deer; grandson Daniel Wilkerson; parents Peter and LeIsle Schmidt of Fort Saskatchewan; sister Monica Lanciault of Red Deer; several nieces and nephews and extended family. Tammy’s careers include food, grocery and oil industries but she took most pride in being a wife and mother. Recently, while reflecting on events of her life she had said “I loved being a mom”. She will be sadly missed by all. There will be a memorial and life celebration held at 2 PM on May 10, 2014 at the Christ Lutheran Church, 9909 - 90 Street Fort Saskatchewan. Donations would be welcome at the Canadian Cancer Society.


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STANG Rose Agatha Feb. 4, 1922 - April 21, 2014 Rose Stang passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital at the age of 92. Rose was born to Anton and Philomena Rissling in Macklin, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest of five children. Rose married Elmer Stang in 1946 and they farmed in the Ferrybank and Usona districts until 1990 when they retired to Ponoka. Rose is survived by her children Donna (Bob) Smith, Brent† (Debi) and Margo Stang (Gordon), grandchildren Rhonda (Dale) Girard, Colleen (Kevin) Halwa, Tara Smith, Ben Stang and Veronica Stang, and greatgrandchildren Emily and Dryden Girard, and Nicholas and Kennedy Halwa. She was predeceased by her husband Elmer in 2004, sisters Ludwina (William) Schlosser, Margaret (Mike) Leibel, and Mary (John) Kudel, brother Mike (Kay) Rissling, and grandson Samuel Stang. A Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ponoka on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ponoka on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or to a charity of your choice. To express condolences to Rose’s family, please visit †Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~


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Antique Dealers and Stores


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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



VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822

FENCES & DECKS 403-352-4034 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.



EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. Free quotes. 403-506-4822 VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368



TAHNEE 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services


ALL TRADES Home Maintenance 28 yrs. exp. Retired electrician. Call Rick 403-318-4267 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

Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy


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5* JUNK REMOVAL Property clean up 340-8666


CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. BBB member. 403-373-6182

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161


GIVE YOUR OLD LAMP VII MASSAGE SHADE A NEW LOOK. #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Have them professionally Pampering at its re-covered including vintage. 403-343-0939 BEST! 403-986-6686 Tired of Standing? Come in and see Find something to sit on in Classifieds why we are the talk of the town. Window

FANTASY International ladies


Seniors’ Services


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



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

Yard Care


JUNK/TREE REMOVAL, Yard/Care 403-358-1614 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745 ROTOTILLING. YARD WORK. 403-346-0674 or 392-5657 THE ROTOTILLER GUY Garden Rototilling & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957

D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, May 2, 2014

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

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

CLASS 1 driver w/5 yrs. exp. and oilfield tickets. Email resume: jkinsella

NOW HIRING Well Testing Personnel Experienced Supervisors & Operators Must have valid applicable tickets Email: lstouffer@

OIL & GAS OPERATOR Bearspaw currently has a position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate oil and gas operator. Applicants must have experience as a heavy duty mechanic or journeyman instrument mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, be quick learners, motivated and hard working and live or be willing to relocate within a 20 minute commute to workplace location. This position offers a challenging work environment, attractive benefits with competitive pay and significant room for promotion. Please submit resumes Attn: Human Resources email:kwolokoff@ Fax 403-252-9719 Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

PROFLO is currently seeking

Day Supervisors, Night Operators & Testing Assistants Valid Candidates must have H2S, First Aid, PST &/or CSTS Please send resume to or fax: 403-341-4588




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



Restaurant/ Hotel


DEEP KNEADS MUSCLE THERAPY is looking for a Registered Massage Therapist for room rental. Please contact 403-343-1086 Start your career! See Help Wanted





Become An Optician Would you like to become an Optician? C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T Sandblasters and Painters exp. with Endura an asset. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165.

Requirements • Grade 12, GED, or assessed equivalent • Must be a Canadian Citizen Enrollment starts May 1 - Aug. 15, 2014 Course cost $3,000/yr. Employer will payroll deduction for assistance, if required. Earn While You Learn Full Time Employment 40hrs/wk Training & Practicum hours provided to successful candidate. Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat 9-6 Medical/Dental Benefits To arrange for an interview

Please call (403) 347-7889 EYEWEAR LIQUIDATORS 4924-59 Street, Red Deer, Alberta



Case IH Equipment Dealer in Olds is now accepting applications for a full time

SOUTHPOINTE COMMON and BOWER PLACE Mall Locations. Restaurant/ Positions for Hotel SUPERVISORS. Looking SERVICE RIG for motivated and hard Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd A &W working individuals. Having is seeking exp’d GASOLINE ALLEY your own transportation is FLOORHANDS & a plus. On the job BOTH LOCATIONS DERRICK HANDS training, but experience in Locally based, home every Now accepting applications fast food is an asset, and night! Qualified applicants for F/T & P/T Cooks must be avail. to work all must have all necessary & Cashiers Wage store location hours. valid tickets for the position $10.50-$12/hr. Please specify which store being applied for. Please apply in person to Bearspaw offers a either Gasoline Alley Location you are applying for, and if you require an LMO to very competitive salary or online at: work in Canada. Email and benefits package resume to awbsp@ CHILLABONG’S along with a steady work schedule. BAR & GRILL Please submit resumes: Is seeking permanent Attn: Human Resources exp’d full & part time LINE Sales & Email: COOKS. We offer a petitive wage, fast paced, Distributors Fax: (403) 258-3197 or friendly work environment. GRATIAE is seeking Mail to: Suite 5309, If you have exceptional 5 Retails Sales reps 333-96 Ave. NE work ethics and a passion selling skin & body care Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 for cooking please email products in Parkland Mall your resume to 4747 67th St. Red Deer, or Central Alberta’s Largest drop off in person. Consid- $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. Car Lot in Classifieds F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. eration will be given to Email resumes: those who are avail. for a gratiaereddeersr@ variety of shifts. RAMADA INN & SUITES SOAP Stories is seeking 5 req’s. Permanent Room F/T - P/T Beauty TreatAttendants. Exp. not nec. ment O/P, selling soap & will train. Approx. 35 - 40 bath products $14.55/hr. + hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 bonus & comm. Beauty $14/hr. Duties incl’d but cert. req’d. Location TR3 Energy is at the not limited to: vacuuming, Parkland Mall - 4747 67th forefront of reclamation dusting, washing floors, St. Red Deer. email and remediation in the oil making beds, empty trash, premierjobrdbto@ & gas industry disinfecting & cleaning bathrooms. Performance We are currently based bonus program. SOAP Stories is seeking 5 recruiting for: Must be fluent with verbal retail sales reps. Selling soap l& written English, be Heavy Equipment & bath products. $12.10 hr physically fit. Applicants Operators & + bonus & commission. may apply in person at F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. Labourers 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 Red Deer. email resume to Requirements: or email: Valid Driver’s License H2S Alive Standard First Aid WHIMIS and/or Trades CSTS or PST Pre-Access A&D Testing 2 EXP. ROOFERS. Ground Disturbance Level 11 Must have drivers licence. 403-341-9208 or Please e-mail or fax your The Tap House Pub & Grill 403-346-2822 after hours. resume to: req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume BRICAR CONTRACTING Fax: (403) 294-9323 at 1927 Gaetz Avenue now hiring Heavy between 2-5 pm. Equipment Operators, Skid Steer Operators and Laborers. Send resumes to: Professionals or fax 403-347-6296

Earn your Diploma in Optical Sciences at NAIT’s 2 year program


Counter Person or Shipper/Receiver.

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WE OFFER: Competitive Wages Annual Work boot reimbursement RRSP Plan Health & Dental Benefits package Sick Days Bonus Plan available Continuous professional training in house and off-site Friendly work environment

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful and growing organization, then forward your resume to: FUTURE AG INC. Box 489 Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax: 403-342-0396 Email:


Nexus is currently seeking a mechanical individual to perform assembly & testing of all BOP’s and Pressure Control Equipment. Duties include heavy lifting, manual labour, operating forklift and overtime as necessary. We offer a competitive wage, benefits and RRSP plan. Experience is not mandatory, but a definite asset. Email resume to resume@

Blackfalds for all shifts: - CONCRETE FINISHERS - CARPENTERS - GENERAL LABOURERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at

QUICKLINE CRANE INC. in Blackfalds is looking for a


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

or email:

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


with experience. Must be a minimum third year apprentice & have good knowledge of truck mount & all terrain cranes. Competitive salaries includes benefits. Must have a Class 1 license. Please submit all resumes by email to:


EXPERIENCED OILFIELD OPERATORS RED DEER, AB You have expertise, a passion for excellence and improvement, and a commitment to safety – bring them to work as part of our team.

W.R.SCOTT Equipment a company dealing in compact equipment is looking for a representative to handle equipment, parts, sales & equipment rentals. Applicant must have a valid driver’s licence, basic computer knowledge is an asset. Please send resume to: dbevan@ or fax 1-780-440-1771

Truckers/ Drivers


After 25 years of providing transportation service to the food service industry - we are growing

NRC MOTOR EXPRESS LTD. has the following positions available to accommodate our contact clients growth. LCV OPERATOR for scheduled 1800 Hr. dispatches Sunday-Thursday. Red Deer - Calgary - return. $220/day + Benefits. COMPANY OPERATOR for scheduled 5 axle dispatches from Red Deer to Vancouver and return. Starting wage .42/Mi. Team Operation starting at .67/Mi. + Company Benefits.

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



What’s in it for you? Rotations that fit your lifestyle, competitive salaries and benefits, training and development opportunities with a focus on career advancement.



CLASS 1 driver with fluid hauling experience, local runs. 403-373-3285 or fax resume and copies of all valid tickets to 403-986-2819 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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

BFI Canada Red Deer is hiring

to join our team. Waste Collection RESPONSIBILITIES Operating machines; Drivers and Helpers. conventional turning, Class 3 Driving position. Monday to Friday. milling machines & Competitive Wages. Paid CNC machines benefits. Must be able to • Machining parts, ensuring perform physical labor, conformance to specifications lifting up to 50lbs, in a fast • Completing work orders & paced environment. associated documents • Conducting regular Training will be provided. routine maintenance Experience in the industry an asset, but not operations on shop necessary. Successful equipment in accorcandidates must pass a dance with pre-defined schedules to minimize Pre-employment Medical and Drug test. Please fax downtime resume and drivers • Machining for internal & external customers, abstract to 403-340-0894 may be required for on or Email call services • Ensuring the integrity CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d for moving equipment. of all the measuring Resumes to be dropped off devices is maintained • Correctly interpret at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. engineering drawings • Carrying out other job TOO MUCH STUFF? related tasks as Let Classifieds assigned by a supervisor help you sell it. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience • Journeyman Machinist Certificate or equivalent experience. • Ability read & interpret shop drawings. • Safety conscious • Attention to detail • Previous Oilfield equipTRUCKERS ment experience an asset Busy road construction • API/ISO knowledge an asset company looking for Class We would like to thank everyone for their interest, 1, Class 3, and winch truck however, only those candi- drivers. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have at least dates selected for an interview will be contacted. 3 yr’s exp. Fax resume to 403-309-0489 Please provide cover letter, resume, and references with attention to Business Human Resources Opportunities Fax: (403) 347-3312 Email: hr@leespecialties. com

In addition to the Sirus/XM stereo equipped late model units our equipment is purchased for Operator comfort and safety. Mountain and Refer experience an asset for applicants seeking full or part time employment. Fax resume to 403-227-6699

Advance your career with Sanjel – Join Canada’s largest privately-owned global energy service company. Our employees are the driving force behind our company and we value their contribution. Develop your career in a dynamic environment where employees are empowered to be innovators.

Safe. Smart. Solid. That’s Sanjel.


OWNER OPERATOR UNIT for scheduled 5 axle dispatches from Calgary or Edmonton to Vancouver and return. Start at $1.80/Mi. Team unit Starts at $2.00/Mi. Company benefits, fuel cards, and use of supplier accounts are available.


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This project runs from May - September 2014, and will be by hand only-tools supplied LOA and travel pay also supplied

Afternoon Shift CNC Lead Hand / Supervisor



If you have Electrical and Instrumentation skills, an appreciation for accurate drawings and like to work with people, we have a job opportunity for you. Key activities include visiting Field Offices and Facilities, collecting E & I information, Redlining and Creating E & I and Mechanical drawings. At our Red Deer facility you will assist our drafters in producing accurate, easy to read drawing for our clients. Qualifications Include: • Journeyman Electrician Ticket Now Hiring: • Instrumentation dual ticket JOURNEYMAN is a definite asset • Field Experience PIPEFITTER • Thorough understanding for FACILITY PROJECT of oil and gas processes and equipment The successful applicant will be a ticketed, Please visit our website at Red Seal Journeyman Pipefitter/Steamfitter for more information and • Be able to complete email your resume to: ISO drawings • Measure existing and new piping projects within an Oil and Gas Plant • Organized • A Self-starter • Team player


Truckers/ Drivers


Are you looking to grow your career in a drug and Nexus Engineering alcohol free environment, FT MACHINIST – is currently looking for surrounded by a great team? ROCKY MTN. HOUSE Afternoon shift Then Profoxx Energy would 4TH YR. APPRENTICE Lead hand/supervisor. like to hear from you. OR JOURNEYMAN Duties include, ensuring We are a professional fast Machinist W/ Red Seal production flow on Mazak growing company that Position requires a HIGH C.N.C lathe and mills, offers competitive wages degree of skill operating trouble shooting, and benefits in a fun manual Lathes, Milling min 1 years experience as and safe environment. Machines & Drill Press. a lead hand/supervisor Public/Co-worker in a machine shop. Submit your resume to: communications a must; We offer competitive wages, welding skills an asset. company paid benefits and Or by fax 780-622-5056 CNC experience NOT a RRSP matching plan. required. Competitve Please forward resumes We thank all those who wages and benefits. to: resume apply, but only those Please fax: 403-844-2634 chosen for interview or email: will be contacted Only successful applicants Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! will be contacted. PAINTER F/T HOURLY taper needed. Commercial/Residential $25-$30/hr. depending on Brush/Roll Application. experience. Call Steve Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. POSITION FILLED Contact Drew at CCL 403-596-1829

IS HIRING! We are currently seeking the following to join our team in

Speak to a recruiter at 1.800.9SANJEL, e-mail, or drop off your resume at one of our shops today: FRACTURING – 8051 Edgar industrial Drive, Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 CEMENTING – 8164 Edgar Industrial Close, Red Deer, AB T4P 3R4 COILED TUBING – 4100 77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 3P7


designs and manufactures pressure control equipment, production logging tools, logging system and related equipment for the cased-hole wireline service industry. As a result of continued growth and expansion we are seeking a

Farming background and apprenticeship is an asset. Applicant must be reliable, self motivated • and team oriented.

Pressure Control Assembler Technician



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

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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


Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info CLEANERS F/T Comm/ Res, physically fit, $14/hr. Reply to: Ascent Cleaning Services RR4, Box 4, Site 3 Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4




(SINGLE OR AREA FRANCHISE) Minimum Investment: Approximately $150,000 unencumbered We Provide: Site Selection & Design Lease Negotiations Construction Administration Training & Operations Support Menu Development Marketing For more information, contact:

Chris Chan

President 1-800-927-0366 SMITTY’S™ CANADA LIMITED 600 – 501 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7 Canada’s Largest Family Restaurant Chain serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to Canadians coast to coast since 1960

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Netook Construction Ltd. is looking to hire for their upcoming season.

We are taking resumes for experienced


(dozers, excavators, graders, scrapers, skidsteers, rubber tire hoe) and labourers for upcoming work. You must have a current driver’s licence and safety tickets which include H2S Alive, First Aid/CPR, Ground Disturbance Level 2 (Standard 201), and CSTS. Also, hiring drivers with Class 1 license with equipment hauling and/or gravel truck experience. Send resumes to or Fax 1-403-556-6231. Candidates must go through preemployment drug testing. 391976E2-12

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

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

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ANDERS AREA Alwright Close INGLEWOOD AREA Ing Close / Ireland Cres. LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive MORRISROE AREA 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

RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, May 2, 2014 D7


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

F/T MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR (INNISFAIL) Innisfail, Alberta facility is in need of an energetic maintenance person. DUTIES: Performing routine maintenance jobs and repairs including troubleshooting on heating, cooling, ventilation systems; minor repairs to plumbing, electrical, appliances, & furniture. Handle minor painting, repairing drywall, and building upkeep. Provide oversight of outside contracted repair companies, snow removal. Preference will be given to candidates with previous institutional maintenance experience.

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ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to identify and prioritize facility maintenance needs. Ability to communicate effectively with clients/ staff in a Patient care setting. Competent with computer use and Windows Office Suite software. Must have good trouble shooting and analytical skills. Apply with resume by email to: greatjobs or fax to 604-888-8902.

GAETZ SOUTH F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T PRODUCE CLERK Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within.

Trail is always looking for people who want opportunities to grow, take initiative and work well within a team environment. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with Trail Appliances, please submit your resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: reddeerjobs or by fax: (403)342-7168. We thank all interested applicants; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. FLAG PERSON NEEDED Must have flagging ticket, clean license,, reliable, references, for more info call after 6:00 pm 403-227-3429.


LABOUR GAETZ SOUTH P/T FRONT END STAFF Staff incentives. Apply within.

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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 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


“Low Cost” Quality Training



GAS powered pressure washer 3 gpm, 2000 psi, 5.5 Honda engine $199 403-755-2760




24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

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

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




Next Antique Sale SUN., MAY 4, 1 PM BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A WE BUY FOR CASH. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


Garden Supplies

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-20’ , all equipment for digging, basketing, hauling & planting. Also have 74” truck mount tree spade. J/V TREE FARM. John 403-350-6439 or Gary 403-391-1406 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


KENMORE White microwave oven 800W, $30. 403-352-8811

Household Furnishings



CONCRETE forming equipment Dura-Form 4’ x 2’, 5’x2’, 7’x2’, 8’ x 2’, lots of inside corners and fillers, most of forms are in cages. To view call Randy 403-843-1099 cell 587-679-2334. For pics and detailed equipt. list email: thepelletiers@


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


Building Supplies

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

Homestead Firewood



Homestead Firewood AFFORDABLE



LADIES quick dry sports pants, REI, 3 pair. Like new, 30” waist, navy, dark green, beige. $50. ea.; Ladies Long Coat, stone washed denim, unlined, sz. large $40. 403-347-3741


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


Industries #1 Choice!


Misc. for Sale


60% off! Large selection. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 ELEC. floor scrubber $25, 36” flat screen tv w/stand $100 403-346-5745 HOUSEPLANTS FOR SALE - Moving unable to keep. Norfolk Pine, $30 2 Spider Plants, $15 & $10. Christmas Cactus $25. Several Aloe Vera $1-$5. As well as a vine $15. 403-782-7439 HYDRAULIC jacks, 2 & 3 ton, $10/ea, oxygen acetylene Victor regulator set $35, chrome microwave $20, window air conditioner $35, scoop shovel $10, large scoop shovel $15 403-887-4981 LARGE galvanized laundry tub $20, decorative iron and wood garden bench $20, patio set, glass top, round table, 4 chairs, crank umbrella $25, pair of mechanics ramps (metal) $39 403-342-7460 NEW Precious Moments Angel of Mercy Collectible. ideal gift for nurse. $50; Telephone that Red Deer Hospital allows, large buttons; $40.; child’s Fischer Price Wagon, $30; 403-347-3741 NEW wood deck box, with cooler inside, $100. 403-347-3741 OAKLEY Sunglasses model D Whisker Silver /00BLK IRID, polar, never used, $85. 403-352-8811

Pets & Supplies

MATTRESS 54”. $100. 403-343-6044 OAK table w/4 chairs $75; chesterfield and love seat $100 403-346-5745

WANTED Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs



LARGE and medium dog kennel $75 & $40 403-506-7117


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

Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:


Earthworks Division

BALINESE KITTENS (2) $50. ea. Burman Kittens (2) $50. ea. 403-887-3649



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

Sporting Goods


ADAMS TIGHT LIES DRIVER & WOODS 3-5-7. Right hand. Graphite shafts. Very good cond. $120. 403-346-0093 BROWNING A-Bolt II PS2 with 15 games, $75; WOMEN’S SKETCHERS, 7 MM, WSM with Kahles 403-782-3847 Size 6 runners. 3-9x42 scope, Browning Only worn twice. PSP 60, with 8 games, BPS 12 gauge pump shotWarehouse Stone/brown in colour. gun, 2 3/4/3” only, FAC $120. Game Boy with 2 required. 403-347-4179 Shipper/ Receiver Low density workout shoe. games, $50; 403-782-3847 Shape up while you walk Competitive starting wages GUN SHOW or jog. Asking $50. plus regular increases. May 3 - May 4 403-227-2976 Misc. for Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm UFA Agri Centre West Excellent benefits Sale WOMEN’S SKETCHERS, Info: 403-347-3767 package. Opportunities Size 6 runners. to advance. Must be MULE DEER head on 2 Area rugs, 8’x5’ & 8’6”x5’3”; Only worn twice. dependable, hardworking shield $150, antlers Dehumidifier: 30 Bottle wine Stone/brown in colour. and seeking a long-term mounted on shield $50 Low density workout shoe. storage rack. 403-346-5745 career. Apply in person, 403-314-2026 Shape up while you walk 2 WOOL ACCENT MATCHor email to: or jog. Asking $50. TAILOR MADE driver RH ING 5X7 CARPETS 403-227-2976 320TI 360 10.5 degree & 1 matching oval. $45 4747 - 61st Street Clean, will sell separately. TS-100 shaft, very good cond, $60 403-346-0093 CELEBRATIONS DAVID WINTER Misc. HAPPEN EVERY DAY TREADMILL Tempo 611. COLLECTORS HOUSES Help IN CLASSIFIEDS in original boxes. $10/ea. $375 obo. Call 403-347-5306 CANNON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Travel Exc. cond. $60 Packages 403-352-8811 PLAYSTATION 1 w/8 games, $60; PSP, with 4 movies & 11 games $120; 403-782-3847


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Assets include push pull experience, grade knowledge and the ability to work well with others. Pidherney’s offers: • Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience • Benefit package • Career advancement opportunities Fax resume to Human Resources

30 BOTTLE WINE RACK. $20. 403-346-5745

Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

AIR CONDITIONER 6000 BTU. Still in box. $100. 403-343-6044

RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m.


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Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

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Call (403) 347-6676 2965 Bremner Avenue @AlbertaAOL

ALUMINUM 4’ ladder $8, 2/3 of 15kg. bag of Oil-Dri all purpose absorbent $8, hose reel cart portable $35, galvanized garbage can $10; Coleman cooler 22” x 13” alum., $15; power rake blades for lawn mower 2@15”, 1@16”, all for $10, 5 outdoor wrought iron brackets for hanging plants $4/ea, new 20 oz. wet mop $6, timer Mastercraft 24 hr. single cycle $5, desk fan, 3 spd, $10, 25 legal file holders $10, chrome plated wine rack holds 12 bottles $10, ice scraper $8, wallmount bike rack set of 2 $5. 403-314-2026

Grain, Feed Hay


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



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F/T or P/T seasonal and year round lawn care positions avail. in our residential, commercial divisions. Applicators are fully trained to apply fertilizer and/or control products to various landscapes. Applicators are offered comprehensive SAFETYNET SECURITY training, excellent wages is looking for motivated (Start at $17/hr w/no exp. + and professional security unlimited overtime if wanted). officers to work on a local construction project. Please provide the following: Applicants must have • An above average work valid Alberta Security ethic and people skills • Class 5 operator’s license License and the ability to perform foot patrol on a with minimal demerits • Green industry experience complex construction site. Competitive wages and is beneficial but not additional training prorequired to succeed • Environmentally conscious vided. For inquiry please contact Les Walker with an enthusiasm for 403-236-4884 the outdoors email: leswalker@ Many BONUS Opportunities Available. Email resume to: Summer Receptionist Openings. Local Red Deer Visit: company looking for appointment setters during our busy season. Ideal for students or someone searching for Part-Time. Competitive pay with incentives. Must be available Sundays. Located downtown. Call 403-755-8163 leave message for Mitch. Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489



Customer Service Representative-P/T

PRIVATE treatment center requires 2 night staff for Client Services Representative position. This is a full time position from 11pm-7am and includes the following duties; light office duties, answering telephone, client support and/or resolution as needed. Resume can be forwarded to staceygrantham@ Interviews by appt. only.

Employment Training


Contract Sales Administrator

Need Flexible SUMMER WORK? We are located in your local city/town. Guaranteed $17 base pay, cust. sales/service, no experience necessary, we will train, conditions apply. Visit or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY NOW!

WEED SPRAYER required. No experience necessary. Must have valid Class 5 Drivers License. Fax resume to 403-227-5099 or email to


Service Coordinator

LAUNDRY PERSON Responsible for all in-house laundry for our rental inventory. Clean, press and store different fabrics. Must be physically fit and well organized. $13/hour plus benefits. Apply in person, fax 403-347-7066 or email:


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POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Must comply with Alberta Health Services regulations, policies and procedures. Must comply with Alberta OH&S Act, regulation and code. Must work co-operatively with Management, staff and other Departments. Must be able to work in physically demanding environments. Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects. May be required to respond to un-scheduled call back and/or scheduled overtime, on call

Family owned and operated since 1974, Trail Appliances is one of the leading independent appliance retailers in Western Canada. Trail offers excellent training & a competitive compensation & benefit plan. We are currently looking to expand our workforce at our Red Deer location 2823 Bremner Ave.


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

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FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


BLACKFALDS: 3 bdrm. newer duplex, $1300/mo. avail. June 1 or sooner Call 885-5046 or 506-8577


Call GORD ING at MAIN floor of newer house RE/MAX real estate in Ponoka, 2 bdrms, 2 central alberta 403-341-9995 bath, laundry/storage in bsmt., includes appls, curtains, parking, shed, firepit, yard care and snow shov- Houses elling by owner, n/s, small For Sale pets, avail. May 23, $1400/mo. share utils., 2 SPEC HOMES $700 DD 403-704-1714 Ready for your colours. ask for Chris Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820 Condos/




2 BDRM. condo townhouse unit in Sylvan, avail. now 403-341-9974 3 BDRM., 1.5 bath townhouse near RDC, off street parking, avail. immed. $1000 rent & $1000 DD. 1 yr. lease 780-586-2831 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.

Close to Coronation Park & Trail System

1484 sq.ft. 1/2 Duplex Fenced back yard on creek Lovely area near walking paths, all amenities. Hardwood floors, newly developed basement. 3 bdrms. up, 2 in bsmt. Must sell, 4 Plexes/ Buy now and move soon! $349,900 6 Plexes Agent selected. 403-396-5516 or ORIOLE PARK 3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. 403-314-4318 Mon-Wed. rent, s.d. $650, incl water CUSTOM BUILT sewer and garbage. Avail. NEW HOMES June 1. 403-304-5337 by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550




AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445 EASTVIEW, 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite, fully furnished, n/s, no pets, $750/MO, for single $875 for dbl. Utils. incld. Avail. immed. 403-782-9357 or 352-1964 GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 LRG 2 bdrm. w/balcony $925. 403-314-0209


1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-596-2444 Newly renovated bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom suites available in central location. 1(888) 679-8031

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer

MUST SELL 1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $191,900. 403-588-2550

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

Riser Homes 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 Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses


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


Manufactured Homes

2 BDRM. partly furn. mobile 403-342-5146 NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955 SENIOR couple seeks to rent a 2 bdrm. condo in Lacombe. Suite must have ground flr entry or elevator. Phone Noel or Jean at 403-782-6085 SYLVAN LAKE, Private bdrm. +. Cable, fridge, ect. $600/mo. 403-880-0210





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

Rooms For Rent


BIG bdrm. own bathroom, house privileges all inclusive + WIFI $575 403-302-2024 CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $525. 403-342-2627 MORRISROE spacious furn. bsmt. rm. Male, smoking. $400. 403-341-5752 MOUNTVIEW Avail fully furn bdrms for rent. Student or Working M only. 403-396-2468



2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300

Mobile Lot


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Lots For Sale

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


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Antique & Classic Autos


MISC. auto parts for 1953/54 Chev or Pontiac inclds. new windshield $675 takes all 403-343-7437 1966 FORD Mustang Coupe appraised $15,500. Runs good. Would like at least $9500. 403-391-3456



2009 CHEV Impala LT 6 cyl. 4 dr. sedan, gold mist, 78,600 kms, extras, 1 owner $10,800 403-887-6087 2006 PONTIAC Grand Prix 160,000 km. 4 dr. Real nice shape. Hwy miles. $6250. 403-887-3966

2003 DODGE Neon loaded 212,000 kms. 352-6995 Tired of Standing? PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Find something to sit on in Classifieds Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call 2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., at anytime. 403-588-8820 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040

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Tour These Fine Homes NE Red Deer


OPEN HOUSE Sat. May 3, 2-4 pm

#3 TRUMP PLACE in the Timberlands. $749,000 4 Beds/4 Baths Immed. poss. Call Margaret Comeau RE/MAX 403.391.3399


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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

Video released from ferry sinking DEAD YOUTH’S CELLPHONE VIDEO SHOWS JOKING, WORRYING AS KOREAN FERRY SINKS SEOUL, South Korea — Soon after the ferry began to tilt, there was nervous laughter, jokes about the Titanic and talk of selfies and Facebook posts from the doomed high school students huddled below deck. But the lighthearted atmosphere soon turned serious as the listing worsened. Fear began building, and one student asked, “Am I really going to die?” The shaky video (http:// ) — at times poignant and heartbreaking as the teens said last words to their loved ones — was found on the cellphone belonging to 17-year-old Park Su-hyeon when his body was recovered after the disaster on the morning of April 16 off South Korea. The boy’s father, Park Jongdae, provided it Thursday to The Associated Press, saying he wanted to show the world the conditions aboard the Sewol as it sank. He earlier released it to select South Korean media. Information such as video can be recovered from micro SD cards in cellphones even if the device is submerged. More than 300 people are dead or missing in the disaster, which has plunged South Korea into mourning and touched off anger and shame.

About 220 bodies, mostly from inside the submerged vessel, have been recovered. More than 80 per cent of the victims were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul, on their way to the tourist island of Jeju for a school trip. The group of teens in Park Su-hyeon’s video alternated between bluster, attempts at humour and unmistakable fear. Only one could be seen wearing a life jacket at the beginning of the clips, which started at 8:52 a.m. and ended, with a small break between them, at 9:09 a.m., when everyone appeared to be wearing them. Some of the students struggled as they tried to buckle the life jackets. As the listing worsened, they joked about “final commemorative pictures” and “defying gravity” by trying to walk on the walls. “It’s like we’re becoming the Titanic,” one student said. At 8:53 a.m., less than two minutes into the video and two minutes before a crew member on the bridge made the ferry’s first distress call, one student said: “Am I really going to die?” At the start the video, a message blared from the ferry’s loudspeakers: “Don’t move away from your places and brace for any possible accidents.”


Workers pay tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol during a May Day rally in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the ship shouldn’t carry too much cargo because it wasn’t very stable, a prosecutor said Wednesday. In subsequent announcements, passengers were again told to stay put, even as some questioned whether they should flee. The last message from the bridge came at 9:08: “We’re again announcing: For passengers who can wear life vests, please wear them now. Never move away from your places.” That warning came eight minutes after a Sewol crew

member told a marine traffic official, “The body of the ship has tilted, and it’s impossible to move,” according to a transcript of communications with the ferry. After the passengers were ordered to stay in their cabins, Capt. Lee Joon-seok took at least a half-hour to order an evacuation. It is unclear whether that order was ever relayed to pas-

Explosion kills at least nine people in Nigeria’s capital

Newly arrived virus spread by mosquitoes is rapidly gaining foothold across the Caribbean BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica — A recently arrived mosquito-borne virus that causes an abrupt onset of high fever and intense joint pain is rapidly gaining a foothold in many spots of the Caribbean, health experts said Thursday. There are currently more than 4,000 confirmed cases of the fastspreading chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, most of them in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin. Another 31,000 suspected cases have been reported across the region of scattered islands. The often painful illness most commonly found in Asia and Africa was first detected in December in tiny St. Martin. It was the first time that local transmission of chikungunya had been reported in the Americas. Since then, it has spread to nearly a dozen other islands and French Guiana, an overseas department of France on the north shoulder of South America. It is rarely fatal and most chikungunya patients rebound within a week, but some people expe-






rience joint pain for months to years. There is no vaccine and it is spread by the pervasive Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits dengue fever, a similar but often more serious illness with a deadly hemorrhagic form. Dengue had been largely contained to southeast Asia, but reinvaded the Caribbean in the early 1980s and then spread to numerous other countries throughout the hemisphere. Since then, health authorities have not been able to control dengue and it is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some spots in Latin America. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring the uncontrolled spread of the new vector-borne virus in the Caribbean and has been advising travellers about how best to protect themselves, such as applying mosquito repellant and sleeping in screened rooms. It is also closely watching for any signs of chikungunya in the U.S. “To help prepare the United States for possible introduction of the virus, CDC has been working with state health departments to




1995 GMC Cheyenne 1500, located in Bashaw. 240,000 km. $3250 obo. Call 403-318-5799

2006 CHEV. Reg cab, 8’ box, 2WD, 4.3L, auto, A/C. ONLY 49,000 km. Exc. cond. $9000 obo. 403-340-6727 2005 CHEV Silverado 2500 HD Duramax diesel 5 spd. auto, C/C, S/B, 4x4 all leather, two 5th wheel hookups, good tires, no rust, Arizona truck 403-887-2441 928-503-53344

Vans Buses



2001 FORD F150 7700 4x4, 5th whl. hitch, new battery & mufÁers, Michelin tires, overload springs, $5985. 403-304-9813



HONDA 250 cc, automatic, 2004 GMC 3/4 C/C SLT 110 KPH max. Very reliable. leather, Duramax diesel, First $700 takes it. 403-348-8171 200,000 kms, not oilÀeld, black, very nice $17,200. 403-357-8811 Fifth 2001 SILVERADO LT 2wd, X cab, 5.3L, 166,600 kms, grey, tow pkg, $6800 obo 403-343-8206



ABUJA, Nigeria — An apparent car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria’s capital Thursday night and a hospital worker said at least nine people died. The bomb exploded near a checkpoint, near the site of an April 14 bombing that killed at least 75 people, officials and witnesses said. A hospital worker said he counted at least nine bodies ferried by ambulance to Asokoro General Hospital. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to give information to reporters. Civil Defence Corps spokesman Eman Ekeh said rescuers have rushed to the scene on May Day, a public holiday in the West African nation that is hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa next week in Abuja. Ekeh said there were casualties, but he had no idea of how many. Witnesses said a car laden with explosives appeared to blow up near the checkpoint where traffic had built up as soldiers and police search vehicles. The checkpoint was set up after the bombing earlier this month. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears for their safety. The Boko Haram Islamic extremist network claimed the April 14 bombing at rush hour at a busy bus station in a working class suburb. It killed at least 75 Muslims and Christians, and wounded 141.


1995 OKANAGAN 23’. Very well maint. Must be seen. Asking $5900. 403-342-0250

Holiday Trailers


2007 STARCRAFT, 30’, slide, solar, air, walkaround bed, sleeps 6, rear kitchen. $17,000. O.B.O. 403-358-6765 1994 37’ TERRY Park Model trailer w/12 x 20 add on room, Lakewood Village next to Sylvan Lake Golf course $28,500 403-887-6087

Tires, Parts Acces.


2 DOUGLAS XTRA-2RAC Tires on Chrome Rims. 175x70R13 boat trailer tires. Like new. $150 obo. 587-273-0120

Auto Wreckers

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2005 DODGE Caravan 90, 517 kms, well maint, hyw, n/s, no pets, new tires, exc. cond, $7600 403-347-6928

Locally owned and family operated


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increase awareness about chikungunya and to facilitate diagnostic testing and early detection of any U.S. cases,” said Dr. Erin Staples, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC. In the Caribbean, concern about chikungunya is growing as many countries enter their wettest months. The only way to stop the virus is to contain the population of mosquitoes — a task that commonly relies on individual efforts such as installing screened windows and making sure mosquitoes are not breeding in stagnant water. Experts say eradicating vectorborne diseases like chikungunya once they become entrenched is an extremely difficult task. Dr. James Hospedales, executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, recently described the virus as the “new kid on the block.” In late April, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua & Barbuda became the latest Caribbean countries to report confirmed cases. In the Dominican Republic, there are now 17 confirmed cases and over 3,000 suspected ones in several of the country’s provinces.

sengers. Lee has said he delayed the evacuation because of worries about sending passengers into cold waters and fast currents before rescuers arrived. Lee could be seen in a separate video released by the coast guard leaping from the ferry in his underwear onto a rescue boat while many passengers were still in the sinking ship.


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

2011 ALPINE 39’, 4 slides, satellite dish, 7500 w generator, king bed, 2011 GMC 3/4 ton Denali, hitch, Vehicles matched to trailer, sell as Wanted unit $105,000 obo, photos avail, trailer only $54,900 To Buy obo 403 358-4031 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519


309-3300 2004 TITANIUM model 31E36MK. Loaded, many extras. $23,500 obo. 403-347-1050 or 304-4580

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The Red Deer Advocate in partnership with the Royal Canadian Circus is giving away One VIP package each day of the Circus May 23 - 25 and you could be a winner! EACH PACKAGE INCLUDES: • 8 VIP Tickets • Back stage tour for 8 behind the scenes & meet Marie & Shelly the Elephants

• Being part of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies with the ringmaster • Elephant ride for 2 at the intermission

Entries can be mailed or dropped off at the Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave. Red Deer T4R 1M9 Contest closes Monday, May 5. Winner will be contacted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014


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

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