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TASK FORCE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
ADVOCATE STAFF A provincial task force has issued 25 recommendations that it suggests will create teaching excellence in Alberta.
On Monday, it created teacher anger. Mandating regular competency reviews for teach-
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ers was the major recommendation in the Task Force for Teaching Excellence that had the province’s largest teachers’ union — the Alberta Teachers’ Association — claiming a “direct assault” on the profession on Monday.
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DEMAND FOR CONTINUITY OF CARE REMAINS HIGH BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF MaternityCare Consumers of Alberta Network called attention to the need for more midwives while recognizing the International day of the Midwife on Monday. Lolly de Jonge, network spokesperson, said Albertans actually are challenged when it comes finding any primary care provider for pregnancy whether it be a family physician, obstetrician or midwife. “We’re seeing few family physicians that are doing pregnancy and births. With the profession of obstetrics, the practitioners are getting older, retiring. And of course we have a limitation on the number midwives in Alberta as well,” de Jonge said. Currently midwives have a three-year, $37-million funding agreement with Alberta Health Services that limits the number of “courses of care” midwives can provide. The agreement runs to April 2015. Red Deer midwife Jennifer Bindon, of Prairie Midwives, said the Alberta Association of Midwives is working with AHS to increase the courses of care. “If we look at the numbers based on wait lists, we probably have room in Red Deer for at least six to eight midwives,” said Bindon who has anywhere between 15 and 40 people on her wait list every month. Prairie Midwives, with its three midwives can provide 116 courses of care annually. Elsewhere in Central Alberta, three midwives work at Blessing Way Midwifery serving the Rocky Mountain House area. “Right now we’re doing one to two per cent of the births in Central Alberta. We would like to be doing 20,” Bindon said. She said students graduating from Mount Royal University’s bachelor of midwifery program next April won’t have much opportunity to work unless more courses of care are allowed and there’s probably midwives already practising who aren’t working as much as they’d like.
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Clearwater County urging outdoor enthusiasts to think like a sasquatch BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Forget about the reported sighting of Bigfoot near Squamish, B.C. Bigfoot is alive and well in Clearwater County. At least that’s the thinking behind an educational campaign that asks outdoor enthusiasts to respect the land while channeling the moves of a sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot. Clearwater County Coun. Jim Duncan said there is no better backyard camper than Bigfoot, who treads lightly on the land and leaves little proof, if any, of his existence. “A sasquatch is ultimately the lowest impact camper there is,” said Duncan. About 10 signs featuring the big hairy beast with the message Welcome To Our Backyard. Please Enjoy it with respect are part of an educational campaign that began a few years ago. Duncan said the sasquatch was the obvious choice for a mascot and role model because of its long his-
tory in the West Country. In the 1970s when the Big Horn Dam, west of Nordegg, was being built, workers reported seeing a sasquatch roaming the area.
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Kidnapped girls to be sold? Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped three weeks ago.
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Staff and students of West Park Middle School look on as Darien Leidal and educational assistant Kimberly Streit ride the lift into the school’s new bus during a unveiling ceremony on Monday at the school. The bus, the only one of its kind in the Red Deer Public School District’s fleet, was made possible due to a donation $10,000 from the Red Deer Kinsmen Club.
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REPORT: Recommends renewal every five years In recommending that the Ministry of Education institute a system where teachers would have to seek certification renewal every five years, the report said a small percentage of educators may be “incompetent or unprofessional,” and that a better system of dealing with such teachers is needed. Red Deer College board of governors chair Shelley Ralston, who served on the 16-member panel, said education is one of the only professions in which a person is certified for life. “When we asked Al‘WHEN WE ASKED bertans, ‘Are you hapALBERTANS, ‘ARE py with the system that evaluates teachers YOU HAPPY WITH today, that provides asTHE SYSTEM surance for excellent teaching every day in THAT EVALUATES every classroom?’ the TEACHERS TODAY, pervasive sentiment was ‘No,’” said RalTHAT PROVIDES ston. ASSURANCE “Should certification be given for life FOR EXCELLENT and you never have to TEACHING EVERY change? I don’t think DAY IN EVERY any Albertan would (agree) with that.” CLASSROOM?’ Under the proposal, THE PERVASIVE teachers would be expected to have a SENTIMENT WAS “growth plan” that ‘NO.’ SHOULD incorporates professional development CERTIFICATION BE initiatives, to be reGIVEN FOR LIFE viewed regularly by a principal. Every five AND YOU NEVER years, teachers would HAVE TO CHANGE? present a dossier of evidence demonstratI DON’T THINK ANY ing their growth and ALBERTAN WOULD competency to be reviewed. (AGREE) WITH The report also THAT.’ calls for standard reviews of teacher — SHELLEY RALSTON conduct and compeCHAIRMAN, RED DEER COLLEGE tence to be done by the BOARD OF GOVERNORS provincial ministry, not the teachers’ association, which currently reviews such cases. In the last 10 years, the report states, there have been no instances where a teacher’s certificate has been revoked due to incompetence. “Given the province has over 40,000 teachers, the Task Force found this statistic almost inconceivable,” the report states. Red Deer teacher and education blogger Joe Bower said the report opens the door to the government going on a “witch hunt” to drive away teachers whose students score low on standardized tests. He said the report is another example of the government dumping on teachers, despite Alberta’s status as a top-performing educational jurisdiction. “You do not improve any profession by alienating that profession,” said Bower. He argued the process of renewing certifications would easily become a bureaucratic mess driving limited funds away from already-full classrooms. “The most successful education nations in the world diagnose and identify struggling teachers and they support them and help them to get better.... For every time we talk about hunting down bad teachers, we need to talk five times about how we’re going to make great teachers,” said Bower. But College of Alberta School Superintendents president Larry Jacobs said implementing provincial standards for assuring teacher competence would be a positive step. He said a clear set of criteria showing what “teacher excellence” looks like would benefit educators, principals, school divisions, and the public. “Sometimes it’s almost unclear in the profession as to what you need to do to stay current of practices and expectations of the society you live in. I think what this has done is said ‘These are the expectations we have for you as a teacher to make sure that you’re current with your instructional strategies, current with all the things you need to do to impact student lives,’” said Jacobs, who is the superintendent of Wolf Creek School Division. Among the report’s other recommendations are making it easier for individuals with expertise in a certain niche area but not an education degree to be able to teach in a school and removing school princi-
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Jude Lamoureaux, 6, holds the bag open as his sister Solene, 11, shovels compost while their brother and sister Sawyer, 8, and Miya, 9, fill another bag at the City of Red Deer landfill Monday afternoon. They were joined by their mother, Lora, in the task filling several of the bags of compost to be used in a raised garden. All this week, Red Deer residents can bring their yard waste to the landfill at no charge during the free yard waste drop off. Grass clippings, leaves, garden materials and tree branches are accepted in the program. pals from the ATA to take away conflicts of interest. The report also suggests university education programs should look at more than simply grades when it comes to admissions and that education students get more practicum opportunities while in school. The introduction of a mandatory one-year paid internship post-graduation is also recommended. Julia Rheaume, co-ordinator of Red Deer College’s middle years collaborative education program, welcomed the recommendations and said the college has already acted on its own to ensure students get more practice time in school classrooms. The attrition rate of early-career teachers is around 25 per cent, and young teachers can find it hard to secure stable jobs, so Rheaume said any extra supports are a good thing. “I think (the internship recommendation) would make the mentor teachers take their role more seriously and I think it would make people want to hang onto those kids longer and look at it as a long-term investment,” said Rheaume. Albertans can share their feedback on the report, found on the Alberta Education website, until June 5. Education Minister Jeff Johnson has said that feedback will be reviewed over the summer and legislative changes could follow. firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDWIVES: Health-care system need to be ready “The demand in care keeps going up and up and up. We know we need more courses of care and that midwifery can be a really viable response to the shortage of maternity care services in this province.” Bindon said a big reason people seek out midwives is the continuity of care provided. Joelle Johnson, of Red Deer, had three home water births under the care of midwives. As a chiropractor, she also provides prenatal and postpartum care. “In my practice, women want that continuity of care. Very often if they’re seeing the same prenatal practitioner, then they feel they’re listened to. That’s a big thing. Women need to feel listened to and taken care of,” Johnson said. She said women often don’t have that continuity at doctors’ offices. Prenatal care as a whole needs more funding in Central Alberta, including money for prenatal classes because doctors don’t have time during appointments to educate their patients, she said. “The more education mothers have and the more support they have, such as dulas and midwives, the less intervention. The less intervention — it’s going to be a lower cost.” Dula Shannon McQuaig, of Red Deer, said people
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Duncan said the message of controlling campfires, staying on existing trails and not disturbing wetlands is not new but they hope campers will pay a little more attention under the watchful eye of Bigfoot. During the May long weekend, the West Country welcomes thousands of campers every year. Duncan said some leave behind trash, go off trail with their quads and disturb the creeks. There’s also concerns of people camping on pipelines or near gas well sites. Campsites are required to be a minimum of 100 metres away from all oil and gas facilities. “This long weekend we are doing a little bit of an experiment,” he said. They are putting some sasquatch-approved and unapproved campsites to see if people respect the signs. “Watch for the sasquatch signs and please do not camp where the sasquatch doesn’t want you camping,” said Duncan. Part of the campaign will be asking campers to watch for the Sasquatch Approved Recreation signs during the spring and summer months. Sasquatch education pamphlets are available at certain tourist and campsites in the county. “It’s not that we want people to stop coming out here,” said Duncan. “We want them to use respect and leave it for others to enjoy in the future.” A hiker’s video of a possible sighting of a Sasquatch in British Columbia two years ago but recently released went viral last weekend. email@example.com
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are turning to midwives because they are learning more about maternity care options available to them. “I think they like that personal one-on-one care rather than going to a physician’s office where you never know who is going to be attending your birth. You know that one of the two midwives you have met will be there,” McQuaig said. The health-care system needs to be prepared for Central Alberta’s young and growing population, Johnson said. De Jonge said consumers were one of the driving forces behind midwives being recognized for the role they can play in health care. “We want to amplify our voices and make sure that our needs are going to be met by the overall maternity care system. Midwifery for many consumers is a choice they’d like to be making.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Redford returns as backbencher BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Former Alberta premier Alison Redford returned to the legislature Monday for the first time since she quit the top job more than a month ago. However, in a scrum with reporters, she declined to discuss issues that arose after she left, including her plan while premier to have taxpayers build her and her daughter a lavish penthouse suite on top of a government building. “I know you all reported on that story within a week of my stepping down,” said Redford. “I know I had representatives who provided you with information on our perspective. “I don’t think that anything is gained by continuing to comment on that story, and I have nothing else to add.” Other issues include Redford taking her daughter on multiple trips, includ-
ing one to Jasper during the height of last year’s flooding in southern Alberta. Redford deflected answers on those as well, saying she addressed her daughter’s travel when the issue of an unrelated trip to Vancouver arose before she stepped down. “I’m certainly not stepping back from anything that I did, and I’m not adding anything else to that story,” she said. Redford then asked reporters: “Do you have anything new or are we done?” “What went wrong for you in your premiership?” she was asked. “I don’t know if I’m going to spend much time reflecting on that at the moment,” she replied. “I certainly, as you know, am in the middle of a transition.” “Are you staying on as MLA?” she was asked. “I see no reason not to stay on as MLA.”
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“Will you run again (in the 2016 election)?” another asked. She declined comment. Redford stepped down as premier on March 23, ahead of a reported caucus revolt over opulent spending on herself and her inner circle. Two MLAs had already crossed the floor before she left. One of them, Len Webber, said Redford was temperamental and abusive. Since her departure, she has popped up occasionally on her Twitter account, with pictures of her working with constituents of her riding of Calgary-Elbow. Two weeks ago, pictures surfaced on social media of Redford dining out and cycling in Palm Springs, Calif. She said Monday that the Palm Springs trip was a vacation for herself, husband, and daughter Sarah. “It was good for us to do that. We needed to do that,” she said. “(I’m) very happy to see that none of you are stalking me for six hours a day
... the way that the press were in Palm Springs, which — even if you want to know where I am — I think is a little is over the top,” she added. How hard has this experience been for you? she was asked. “I’m going to let all of you come to your own conclusions on that,” she replied. “I was really proud to serve as the premier of this province. I am also moving on to a new phase of my life, continuing to do my work as an MLA, and will continue to focus on that.” Some MLAs, including Jobs Minister Thomas Lukaszuk, had said unless Redford had some overriding reason — such as health issues — she should be in the legislature during the spring session. On Monday, Lukaszuk said he was glad Redford is back. “That’s good. That means she is well and she is ready to resume her responsibilities as an MLA,” he said.
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Man jailed for 24-year-old sex assault BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A man who admitted to sexually assaulting a Calgary woman 24 years ago has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Gerald Raymond Clark, who is 56, pleaded guilty last week just as his trial was to begin. He admitted to breaking into the victim’s home in 1990 while she slept, binding her with duct tape and sexually assaulting her. The case went cold, but DNA evidence eventually linked Clark to the crime. The eight-year sentence had been requested by the Crown.
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Art curator Lindsey Sharman looks out over Fire and Collateral: the Aftermath of War by Alberta artist Sandra Bromley. Sculptures made from clusters of decommissioned firearms are among the art installations open to the public in the Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums in Calgary.
BRIEF Calgary police say doublefatal stabbing not random act of violence
EDMONTON — An Edmonton man charged with killing two people and wounding others in a multiple stabbing at a grocery warehouse is to receive a private psychiatric assessment. Defence lawyer Peter Royal also says he will apply for legal aid for his client Jayme Pasieka. Pasieka, who is 30, appeared briefly in court charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons-related offences. Police have said a man with a knife
CALGARY — Two women are dead and a third woman is in hospital after a stabbing in Calgary. Police say officers were called to a home in a southeast neighbourhood around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. They say a woman in her 30s was found dead at the scene. A second woman, also in her 30s, died in hospital, while the third person is listed in non-life-threatening condition. A suspect who fled from the area has been arrested. Investigators say they do not believe this was a random act of violence.
in each hand and wearing a militarystyle vest randomly started stabbing workers in a huge Loblaws complex on Feb. 28. Pasieka, an employee at the warehouse, was quickly identified as a suspect and arrested later that day. He is to again appear in court June 9. Court documents show a psychologist had earlier determined Pasieka expressed paranoid ideas and a relative suggested he had schizophrenia.
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CALGARY — Investigators say a man used Kijiji to find pets that he methodically abused and then dumped in an alley with their mouths taped shut. The Calgary Humane Society began investigating Jan. 9 when a starved dog was found dead with tape around its muzzle. A dead cat was found in the same area a week later with green painter’s tape covering most of its face. An examination at a veterinarian’s office determined the dog suffered chronic malnourishment before its death. The cat had been strangled and had injuries to its head, tail and hind limbs. “On the face of it this appears to be intentional cruelty and not the average abuse-type case where someone gets really mad at an animal for house soiling or something and loses their temper,” Brad Nichols, manager of cruelty investigations for the humane society, said Monday. “This was methodical. It was chronic and ended in the animals’ deaths.” Police arrested 19-year-old Nicolino Ivano Camardi on the weekend at his family’s home. He is facing charges of wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal. His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday. A search warrant was served on the home Jan. 24 and some seized items were sent away for forensic comparison. The results led to the arrest, Nichols said. “The public outcry in this case was warranted as were the resources that we sank into it,” said Nichols. “Yes, it did take four months, but at the end of the day we were thorough and were happy with the package we were able to put together.” Nichols said the dog and the cat were obtained through Kijiji two or three months before they were found dead. Another live cat found living in the home Saturday was seized as well. There were other people living in the home but they weren’t charged. The humane society released a photograph of the accused. “It’s important that those who might be taking in Mr. Camardi or selling an animal to Mr. Camardi be aware of who Mr. Camardi is,” said Nichols. Some on social media suggested the accused “die a painful death,” while others suggested he be suffocated like the animals, but police weren’t worried about vigilantism. “We do appeal to the public to have faith in the investigators ... and to let justice prevail in this circumstance,” said acting Staff Sgt. Lloyd Soltys.
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What labour crisis? In the past four months, I’ve replied how job opportunities meet the numfor two jobs ads posted on Kijiji. They ber of people looking for work. were for semi-skilled work (assembling In essence, they did what I did. bikes), part time, for relatively low pay. Their reports suggest that instead of A good match for an oldthere being an unemployer guy who likes to work on ment problem, Canada has bikes, who’s looking to make a job vacancy rate of four a few bucks while keeping per cent. busy. Based on that, the govNo response. Zilch. ernment developed policies Therefore, were I to rely in its recent budget to boost on the data available to me, the match between these I’d have to say there are no tens of thousands of unmet such jobs available here. jobs and people who need What I am doing is just work. A big part of that was an extreme version of what a boost to education and the federal government is training for aboriginals and doing with its apprehended a boost to employing tempoGREG labour shortage crisis and rary foreign workers. NEIMAN its temporary foreign workBut as we have seen, the ers program. training policies for first My job search is far from nations isn’t being very well thorough. I can live with received right now. And the that. TFW program is getting an awful lot of But neither is the research being bad publicity. done by government. And that is costOver the weekend, yet another seriing Canada a lot, in funding wasted on ous abuse of the TFW program was programs that may not be needed, in brought to light by CBC News, who recreating expectations based on con- ported that a numbered company in ditions that do not exist, and even in B.C. was keeping foreign workers in harming our international reputation slave-like conditions. as a caring, humane employer. The workers in some cases were Instead of assigning their statistics paid well below minimum wage, for professionals to the task, the feds out- 12-hour shifts, if they were paid at sourced data mining to a group called all. Cash fines were set up for imagiWanted Analytics, which uses software nary offences, like checking one’s cell to scan online classified ad sites, to see phone, or talking to co-workers.
The result was that workers sometimes ended up owing money to their employer — which meets the definition of slavery. The employers’ actions and their apparent misuse of the government’s TFW program also meets the definition of human trafficking. The important job that could not find Canadian workers? Selling phony energy wrist bands from a mall kiosk — on commission, minus living expenses, minus all the fines the employer could dream up. Not exactly the $13 an hour promised. Not a chance to build a new life in Canada. Facing physical threats and deportation, including threats to his life if he did so, one worker went public to CBC. The company is still in business, and the government has not lifted its TFW licence. All based, as is coming to light, on faulty data. Research from more credible sources than trawls of online want ads is showing there is no labor crisis in Canada. There are indeed shortages of workers with specific skills in specific regions, such as in Alberta and Saskatchewan’s oil patch. But nothing to justify a TFW bolus of transient and vulnerable workers. Studies by TD Bank and Statistics Canada, backed up by research from both the University of Alberta and University of Lethbridge suggest Can-
ada is actually doing OK in balancing workers with jobs. Dire crises in some sectors were based on assumptions that project, for instance, that Canada will be short 25,000 truck drivers in six years. Really? Other phenomena have not been accounted for, like the high participation rate of older workers, and the rise of part-time work among boomers who haven’t been retiring according to accepted projections. Neither has the supply/demand ratio been fully factored for labour. Industry CEOs made million-dollar bonuses in the past decade by laying people off, freezing wages and getting efficient. It’s not easy for huge conglomerates to change gears, and (just a suggestion) increase wages, when labour is short. Business has the ear of government, much more so than labour. Government listens to the lowest-cost bidder on an IT contract, instead of its own professionals. Perhaps government has not been asking the right questions, has not been getting accurate data, and is reaping the fruit of policies based more on ideology than the facts on the ground. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@ gmail.com.
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Conservatives enabling high youth jobless rate Canada’s youth unemployment re- nities, small businesses will now be mains stubbornly high. forced to restrict hours or It is nearly double the naeven close because of lational rate, at 13.6 per cent, bour shortages. even as 33,000 more young Workers in this country Canadians aged 15-24 found under the program, estabwork in March. lished originally as a means It is sitting at about its of importing caregivers and historic level over four deskilled workers — not lunch cades, under Liberal and counter attendants — has Conservative governments. ballooned to about 338,000 It has never dipped below from 100,000 in the past de10 per cent during that time. cade. The difference now is The problems with this that the current Conservaprogram have rightly placed TIM tive government appears a spotlight on other proto be enablers of youth ungrams that deal with young HARPER employment, allowing proworkers and have morphed grams that import young forfrom solution to problem eign workers to spiral out out of the public gaze. of control at the expense of Two years ago, the Conyoung Canadians. servative government shut down hunJason Kenney, the country’s employ- dreds of summer student job centres, ment minister, is enduring a lengthy ending a program that had been in and deserved roasting over the mush- place for more than four decades. rooming of the country’s temporary Instead, the government beefed up foreign worker program, one that is its online job search resources, but disproportionately being used by em- said closing the centres saved $6.5 milployers to find low-wage burger flip- lion. pers and coffee slingers. In this year’s budget the government Kenney has slapped a moratorium promised only to “review’’ its youth on the food sector’s use of the program employment strategy to better align it and has publicly called for better wag- with employer needs in science, teches and job training from the private nology, engineering, mathematics and sector. skilled trades. But this is also costing him at home Months after shutting down the jobs in Alberta, where, in some commu- centres, Kenney, then the immigration
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minister, made a high-profile trip to Ireland that gave publicity to an obscure program known as International Experience Canada (IEC). Once a diplomatic initiative and a type of job-swapping, it has now become a source of young foreign workers who are allowed entry to find jobs without any government oversight on the labour market need. Employers are under no obligation to pay the prevailing market wage. Kenney did a great job in Ireland. Irish applicants lined up around the block to hear about Canadian opportunities to work and see the Rockies, or enjoy the West Coast or the big city ambience of Toronto. He appeared on a popular late night talk show in Dublin to talk up the program. The number of eligible Irish workers, aged 18-35, was doubled to 10,000 beginning this year. They could stay for two years. But the IEC program, once meant to be reciprocal — foreign workers from 32 countries can enjoy our country while Canadian youth gain international experience — has tilted badly. Less than a decade ago, 21,656 Canadian youth travelled abroad while 30,467 foreign youth worked here. Today, fewer than 18,000 Canadians are working abroad, but there are more than 58,000 foreign workers here. Cape Breton Liberal MP Rodger
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Putin regime behind ‘slow motion’ invasion of Ukraine: Harper BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of mounting a “slow-motion” invasion of Ukraine as NATO’s supreme commander warned that the international community’s military posture needs to strike the balance between resolve and not appearing provocative. Harper’s latest broadside against the Russian leader came Monday in Ottawa at the start of talks with U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove, the western alliance’s operational commander in Europe. “We are obviously concerned by the continuing escalation of violence in Ukraine, which to me very much appears to be clearly what I would call a slowmotion invasion on the part of the Putin regime,” Harper said as Breedlove nodded his agreement in the prime minister’s Langevin Block office. Breedlove is embarking on two days of talks with Canadian political and military leaders just as heavy clashes erupt between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces in Ukraine’s eastern region. Later Monday, in a speech to diplomats and defence experts at the Canadian War Museum, he warned that the redrawing of borders by force in Europe is no longer a thing of the past and the international community needs “to be better prepared for the next crisis, when it comes.” Breedlove said NATO needs to ask itself some tough questions and among them is whether its forces are “positioned correctly.” New members, such as Poland, have called for the basing of western troops on their soil as a deterrent. At the same time, the narrative in Russia is that it’s adversaries are surrounding it, a fear that could be exacerbated as NATO flexes it muscles in a series measures and manoeuvres intended to reassure nervous Eastern European allies. “What we have to do is build forces that reassure our allies, but are not necessarily provocative to the Russians,” said Breedlove, a former F-16 fighter pilot.
Americans fined for not reporting they had guns at Alberta border LETHBRIDGE — Two Americans have been fined for not telling border officials at a southern Alberta crossing that they had guns. John Wendel Warner, who is 44, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, pleaded guilty for failing to report he had a firearm when he was stopped in January at the border crossing in Coutts. After his vehicle was searched and a handgun was found, Warner said he “forgot” to declare the weapon. He was fined $4,000 and prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms in Canada for 10 years. A woman moving from Colorado to Alaska plead-
Earlier in the day, Breedlove met briefly with Harper, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Canada’s military commander, Gen. Tom Lawson. The meetings were held against a backdrop of escalating violence in Ukraine, where the country’s elite troops have been dispatched to quell unrest in the key southern port city of Odessa. Harper called the latest developments “very deeply concerning” and acknowledged NATO has asked for Canada’s support. Breedlove says there is no doubt that Russian special forces are operating inside eastern Ukraine, in much the same manner they did in Crimea. But he wasn’t prepared Monday to accuse them of shooting down a Ukrainian helicopter near the eastern town of Slaviansk. He said it’s known there are some ground-to-air missiles missing from a looted Ukrainian armoury, but the possible involvement of Russian forces is unclear. The use of shadow troops with no clear uniform markings is something the international community — particularly the media — should have been prepared to call-out more forcefully at the beginning the annexation of Crimea, said Breedlove. He also said when the conflict first erupted in February, questions about NATO’s relevance in the post-Cold War era evaporated overnight. Although, his fear is that if the world doesn’t see Russian tanks rolling over the border, it will eventually lose interest and it will be business as usual. Harper said the Department of National Defence has contributed air, naval and army assets to help reassure eastern European allies that they have the support of NATO and Canada. A Canadian frigate has been dispatched to operate with NATO’s standing task force in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, along with six CF-18 fighters to operate out of a Romanian air base and troops from the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, who will participate in a land exercise in Poland. ed guilty to making a false statement to a Canadian border official in October 2013. Lana Gail Bradley, 45, was fined $3,000 and is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms in Canada for a period of five years. She was driving a motor home and was pulling a trailer that contained all of her belongings when she was stopped at the Coutts border. Bradley was asked twice if she had any firearms and said no both times, but then admitted later she had a hand gun. Customs Officers found the gun in a suitcase during a search of her trailer.
Calgary mayor says Alberta’s pension reform needs more time, consultation CALGARY — Calgary’s mayor says the Alberta government’s proposed public-sector pension reform needs more time and a closer look. Naheed Nenshi is urging the province to consult with municipalities and unions before going ahead with any changes. Nenshi has sent a letter to Premier Dave Hancock about the proposed legislation, which has generated
Ottawa urged to show compassion for soldier who attempted suicide BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Opposition parties accused the Harper government of breaking its word, demanding the military show compassion for a soldier who attempted suicide last year and has been put back on the fast-track for dismissal. Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray says the case involving Master Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk raises questions of integrity and honour. “He served his country, fulfilled his promise, and now the government appears to be going back on theirs,” Murray said Monday. “This sort of quiet reversal after the media attention has died down raises clear issues of good faith.” The former combat engineer made headlines last November when it was revealed he tried to take his own life after the army began the process of giving him a medical discharge because of his post-traumatic stress disorder. The military backed down when his case became public, but last week reversed itself and said he doesn’t qualify to remain in the military. NDP defence critic Jack Harris said Wolowidnyk’s story is “heartbreaking” and he is not the only soldier being dismissed before qualifying for full benefits. “They’re being dismissed with total disregard for their well-being after they’ve served the country,” Harris said. Wolowidnyk and wife Michele were told at a meeting last Tuesday with the Edmonton joint personnel support unit that the offer for a longer stay with the military — made in the aftermath of public attention — was withdrawn because the base surgeon said there was no medical reason preventing the soldier from working or going to school. “That’s ridiculous” given his post-traumatic stress, said New Democrat MP Christine Moore who is a nurse and served in the military. a lot of controversy. Especially contentious has been a plan to raise the age at which public workers could retire on a full pension. The government has said the overhaul is needed to keep the plans of more than 200,000 public-sector workers viable. Nenshi says he’s concerned the reforms as they stand could have a crippling effect on the labour force. “It’s clear that this is a pretty flawed piece of legislation,” Nenshi said. “The city of Calgary is not opposed to public-sector pension reform. In fact, we probably need some public-sector pension reform. “But both the province and the unions admit that the largest pension plan doesn’t have an unfunded problem, that it’s being paid off nicely, so there’s no rush. “And this bill is if nothing rushed.” Bill 9 passed second reading late last month and is expected to be debated later this week. It’s a bill opponents and unions say is unfair, unnecessary and could result in sharply reduced benefits. The changes would kick in starting in 2016.
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Regional chiefs meet to determine next steps BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Regional chiefs from across the country are meeting in Ottawa this week to determine how they’ll choose a new leader after the sudden resignation last week of Shawn Atleo. The executive committee of the Assembly of First Nations is reviewing their charter and may decide to appoint a temporary national chief now or wait to hold a leadership vote later. “The AFN executive is meeting this week to determine next steps based on the Shawn Atleo AFN charter. This may include appointing an interim national chief,” spokesman Alain Garon said in an email. “We will be sharing this information with First Nations as soon as possible this week.”
On Friday, Atleo called a snap news conference and abruptly quit, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction in the ongoing debate over the Conservative government’s proposed changes to First Nations education. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office says the controversial legislation is on hold until the assembly determines its next steps. MPs were scheduled to continue debating the bill Monday evening. “With the support of the Assembly of First Nations, our government introduced historic legislation ... in April,” Valcourt spokeswoman Erica Meekes said in an email. “However, given the recent resignation of the national chief, following today’s second reading vote, any further consideration of this legislation will be put on hold until the AFN clarifies its position.” Atleo is the first sitting national chief to resign from the Assembly of First Nations. The organization’s charter states that the executive committee as a whole should assume the national chief’s role and duties until other arrangements are made by the First Nations-in-Assembly, which consists of all the chiefs whose First Nations belong
to the AFN. Conservative MP Rob Clarke, chair of his party’s aboriginal caucus, said the government will hold off until it has a chance to consult with the group’s next national chief. “Currently, it’s going to be reviewed because Mr. Atleo stepped down,” Clarke said Monday following question period. “Once a new chief will be sitting, we’ll be probably talking to him.” Some First Nations groups criticized Atleo for supporting the bill. They say if passed, the legislation would strip away their rights and give the federal government too much control over the education of their children. But Valcourt’s office has defended Bill C-33, dubbed the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, saying it meets the five conditions outlined by the AFN and chiefs during a meeting in December. Regional chiefs attending the meeting at the AFN’s office in downtown Ottawa were tight-lipped Monday. None of the chiefs contacted by The Canadian Press have responded to requests for comment.
Justice minister implies top court botched Nadon decision BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government did not back down Monday from its unprecedented public spat with the chief justice of the country’s highest court. Indeed, Justice Minister Peter MacKay escalated the feud, implying that the Supreme Court went beyond the strict wording of the law to nix the appointment of Marc Nadon to the top court’s bench. It was the Nadon decision that triggered a tit-fortat war of words last week between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Last March, the court found Nadon ineligible to
sit as one of three Quebec judges on the Supreme Court because he came from the Federal Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court Act specifies that Quebec judges must come from either the province’s Court of Appeal or Superior Court, or have at least 10 years standing at the Quebec bar. However, MacKay told the House of Commons on Monday that, “prior to the ruling” of the top court, there was nothing in the act that “prohibited the appointment of a Supreme Court judge who had come through the Federal Court.” “That is not in the Supreme Court Act,” MacKay asserted. He reiterated that two former Supreme Court justices and legal experts consulted by the government
advised that Nadon was eligible for appointment to the top court. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair accused MacKay of trying to “replead his case” rather than accept the top court’s ruling. “The way Mr. MacKay’s behaving today, you’d almost think that he was watching the playoffs and he thinks that Supreme Court judgments are a best-ofseven series,” Mulcair said outside the Commons. “They lost.” Last week, Harper accused McLachlin of inappropriately trying to make an “inadvisable and inappropriate” phone call to warn him that there might be an eligibility problem with Nadon’s appointment.
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HALIFAX — An officer in the Royal Canadian Navy who left his post on a supply vessel pleaded guilty to a charge of desertion at a court martial today in Halifax. Lt. Derek De Jong entered the plea during a brief hearing before Col. Michael Gibson, a military judge. Court heard De Jong left the HMCS Preserver on Sept. 17, 2012, while it was in Key West, Fla., and returned to Halifax, where he turned himself in to military police. Outside court, the commander of Canadian Forces Base Halifax said the original charge was that De Jong was absent without authority but he elected to face a court martial and the charge was changed to desertion. Capt. Angus Topshee also said De Jong has made allegations he faced harassment on board the vessel. The maximum sentence for desertion under the National Defence Act is life in prison.
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OTTAWA — The Mental Health Commission of Canada hopes to get members of Parliament involved in suicide prevention. It is launching a program that invites MPs to lead a conversation with their constituents about suicide prevention. It wants MPs to organize meetings over the summer with constituents and stakeholders to talk about gaps in preventing suicides in their communities. The commission hopes the meetings will generate a national dialogue on suicide prevention that will lead to lasting solutions. Commission president Louise Bradley says anytime a Canadian turns to suicide, society is failing. The commission says there are 3,900 suicides in Canada every year and 90 per cent of them can be attributed to a mental illness or mental health problem. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by the federal government.
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Kidnapped girls for sale? ISLAMIC EXTREMIST LEADER THREATENS TO UNLOAD ‘SLAVES’ AT THE MARKET BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday. Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to attack more schools and abduct more girls. “I abducted your girls,” said the leader of Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful.” He described the girls as “slaves” and said, “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace.” The hourlong video starts with fighters lifting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant “Allahu akbar!”
or “God is great.” It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors — who paid a nominal bride price of $12 — and that others have been carried into neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified. In the video, Shekau also said the students “will remain slaves with us.” That appears a reference to the ancient jihadi custom of enslaving women captured in a holy war, who then can be used for sex. “They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them,” he said, speaking in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria. The video was reviewed by The Associated Press,
and both the face and the voice of the leader of Boko Haram were recognizable. Shekau brushed off warnings that the abductions could be an international crime, saying in English, as if to reach his accusers in the international community: “What do you know about human rights? You’re just claiming human rights (abuses), but you don’t know what it is.” An intermediary who has said Boko Haram is ready to negotiate ransoms for the girls also said two of the girls have died of snakebite and about 20 are ill. He said Christians among the girls have been forced to convert to Islam. The man, an Islamic scholar, spoke on condition of anonymity because his position is sensitive. Nigeria’s police have said more than 300 girls were abducted. Of that number, 276 remain in captivity and 53 escaped.
BRIEF UN panel compares Vatican’s global abuse scandal to torture GENEVA — A UN committee compared the Vatican’s handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture Monday, raising the possibility that its failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications. But the Vatican’s top envoy in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, claimed that the Holy See was getting its house in order after a decade-long effort to deal with a global priest sex abuse scandal. “There has been, in several documentable areas, stabilization and even a decline of cases in pedophilia,” he told a committee of experts in charge of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which the Vatican ratified in 2002. At the Holy See’s first appearance before the committee, experts mainly peppered the Vatican with tough questions to be answered today. For instance, they asked why the report on its implementation of the treaty was almost a decade late, and why the Vatican believes its responsibility for protecting against torture only applies within tiny Vatican City, a nation of less than 1,000 inhabitants. “I wonder if you could tell us how you ensure that the criminal prohibition against torture in Vatican City covers all individuals for whom the Holy See has jurisdiction,” asked committee member Felice Gaer. Experts said a finding by the committee that the systematic abuse amounted to torture could have drastic legal implications for the church as it continues to battle civil litigation around the world resulting from the decades-long scandal that saw tens of thousands of children raped and molested by priests.
Egypt’s ex-army chief says Muslim Brotherhood will never return if he is elected president CAIRO, Egypt — Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief who removed Egypt’s Islamist president and who is now poised to win the post in elections this month, said the Muslim Brotherhood will never return as an organization, accusing it of using militant groups as cover to destabilize the country. El-Sissi spoke in the first TV interview of his campaign, aired Monday, vowing that restoring stability and bringing development were his priorities. The comments were a seemingly unequivocal rejection of any political reconciliation with the Brotherhood, which was Egypt’s most powerful political force until el-Sissi removed President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the group, last summer. Since ousting Morsi, el-Sissi has been riding an overwhelming media frenzy lauding him as Egypt’s saviour, and his status as the country’s strongest figure all but guarantees him a victory in the May 26-27 election. El-Sissi’s only opponent in the race is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, the third-place finisher in the 2012 election won by Morsi. El-Sissi’s comments were a stark signal of his intention to ensure the elimination of the 86-year-old Brotherhood as both a political and ideological force in the country. He is building on an unprecedented popular resentment of the group, after its rise to power in the last three years. Asked whether the Brotherhood will no longer exist under his presidency, el-Sissi replied, “Yes. Just like that.”
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Mourners and family members mourn 21-year-old nurse Yulia Izotova during the funeral in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Monday. Witnesses say Izotova was killed by shots from a Ukrainian military column on the road near Kramatorsk. Ukrainian troops fought pitched gunbattles Monday with a pro-Russia militia occupying an eastern city while the government sent an elite national guard unit to re-establish control in the southern port city of Odessa, an apparent escalation of their efforts to bring the region back under Kyiv’s control.
Kyiv intensifies effort to bring eastern Ukraine back under its control BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukraine sent an elite national guard unit to its southern port of Odesa, desperate to halt a spread of the fighting between government troops and a pro-Russia militia in the east that killed combatants on both sides Monday. The government in Kyiv intensified its attempts to bring both regions back under its control, but seemed particularly alarmed by the bloodshed in Odesa. It had been largely peaceful until Friday, when clashes killed 46 people, many of them in a government building that was set on fire. The tensions in Ukraine also raised concerns in neighbouring Moldova, another former Soviet republic, where the government said late Monday it had put its borders on alert. Moldova’s breakaway TransDniester region, located just northwest of Odesa and home to 1,500 Russian troops, is supported by Moscow, and many of its residents sympathize with the pro-Russia insurgency. The loss of Odesa — in addition to a swath of industrial eastern Ukraine — would be catastrophic for the interim government in Kyiv, leaving the country cut off from the Black Sea. Ukraine already lost a significant part of its coastline in March, when its Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia. Compared with eastern Ukraine, Odesa is a
wealthy city with an educated and ethnically diverse population of more than 1 million. Jews still make up 12 per cent of the population of the city, which once had a large Jewish community. “The people of Odesa are well-educated and understand perfectly well that Russia is sowing the seeds of civil war and destabilization in Ukraine,” said Vladimir Kureichik, a 52-year-old literature teacher who left Crimea after it became part of Russia. The White House said it was “extremely concerned” by the violence in southern Ukraine. “The events in Odesa dramatically underscore the need for an immediate de-escalation of tensions in Ukraine,” said spokesman Jay Carney. He suggested Russia still must follow through with its part of a diplomatic deal aimed at defusing the tensions. In eastern Ukraine, gunfire and multiple explosions rang out in and around Slovyansk, a city of 125,000 in the Russian-speaking heartland that has become the focus of the armed insurgency against the government in Kyiv. The Russian Foreign Ministry put the blame squarely on Kyiv, which “stubbornly continues to wage war against the people of its own country.” The ministry urged what it called the “Kyiv organizers of the terror” to pull back the troops and hold peaceful negotiations to resolve the crisis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two of the aerial acrobats injured when they plummeted to the ground in a Rhode Island circus accident have been upgraded from critical to serious condition. The women suffered injuries including a pierced liver and neck and back fractures. All eight of the victims were listed in either serious or good condition at Rhode Island Hospital Monday night. A Rhode Island public safety official says a snapped carabiner is the only piece of equipment investigators have found that failed in the accident.
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Kinder Morgan under fire EMBARRASSING OIL SPILL BENEFITS COMMENTS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT SAYS COMPANY BY DENE MOORE THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Kinder Morgan is on the defensive over a proposal to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline through British Columbia, after the company was ridiculed for saying an oil spill can have positive economic effects. In its 15,000-page application to the National Energy Board, the company said spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected regions. The story made headlines and the company was roasted by MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow over the weekend. “Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the shortand long-term,” the company said in its submission to the National Energy Board. “Spill response and clean-up cre-
ates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and cleanup service providers.” But the reference is taken out of context from a section of the application that looks specifically at the socio-economic effects of a worst-case scenario spill, Kinder Morgan Canada said Monday. Kinder Morgan is required to analyze both positive and negative effects of a spill in its project application, the company said. “Let me be clear: No spill is acceptable to me anywhere, any time, for any reason. Spills are not good for anyone. Period,” president Ian Anderson said in a statement. “Regrettably, some have taken a reference from our 15,000-page application to the National Energy Board out of context to suggest otherwise.” The total effect of a spill is negative, Anderson said, and in no way is money spent on spill response a justification for the pipeline. “Spills are not part of our economic
Canada Post cuts losses
‘PIPELINE SPILLS CAN HAVE BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON LOCAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIES, BOTH IN THE SHORTAND LONG-TERM.’ — SUBMISSION TO NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD
‘LET ME BE CLEAR: NO SPILL IS ACCEPTABLE TO ME ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. SPILLS ARE NOT GOOD FOR ANYONE. PERIOD.” — KINDER MORGAN PRESIDENT IAN ANDERSON benefits analysis, nor do we in any way say that money spent on spill response would be justification for our project,” he said. The $5.4-billion expansion would al-
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REVENUE RISES OTTAWA — Canada Post Corp. lost $29 million last year compared with a loss of $83 million in 2012, helped by the sale of its plant in downtown Vancouver. Revenue for the Crown corporation, which includes the Canada Post mail and parcel delivery segment, along with majority-owned subsidiaries Purolator, SCI Group and Innovapost, totalled $7.56 billion, compared with $7.52 billion in 2012. On an operating basis, Canada Post lost $193 million for the year compared with an operating loss of $106 million a year earlier. Canada Post is in the midst of a massive reorganization including a move to end doorto-door delivery of the mail. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Monday that Canada Post needs to create new and better services to turn the business around instead of cutting services. “This annual report is a clear sign that the present managers of Canada Post need to rethink their plans,” CUPW national president Denis Lemelin said. The Canada Post mail and parcel business had a loss before tax of $125 million for 2013 on $5.88 billion in revenue. That compared with a loss before tax of $136 million on $5.87 billion in revenue in 2012. The company said the results came as mail volumes continued to slide, but parcel revenue and volumes grew compared with a year ago. Parcel revenue was up 7.2 per cent, while parcel volume increased by five per cent. Purolator reported a profit before tax of $66 million on $1.62 billion in revenue last year compared with a profit before tax of $35 million on $1.63 billion in revenue in 2012. SCI Group earned a $12-million profit before tax on $179 million in revenue in 2013, up from a profit before tax of $7 million on $162 million in revenue in 2012.
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A burger chain with a history nearly as long as McDonald’s is coming to Gasoline Alley. Fatburger is expected to open on the west side of Hwy 2, just south of Ricky’s All Day Grill, in November, confirmed Frank Di Benedetto, CEO of Frankie’s Burger Enterprises of Burnaby, B.C. Ivy Siu, who operates Red Deer’s two Ricky’s restaurants, will be the local franchisee. Fatburger got its start in Los Angles in 1948, said Di Benedetto, adding that it became a popular meeting place for African American musicians in the California city. “To this day, there’s actually a real cool music legacy associated with Fatburger.” He said its name reflected the popularity of the word “fat,” as in “fat cat” and “fat city.” In fact, pointed out Di Benedetto, Fatburgers’ burgers — which are made from AAA Angus Alberta beef — are relatively lean. The restaurant also serves such items as veggie burgers, turkey burgers, lettuce wrap burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads. Di Benedetto brought Fatburger to Canada in 2005, where it operates as a subsidiary of Ricky’s All Day Grill Restaurants, which Di Benedetto also controls. Outlets currently exist in the four western provinces, with eight more scheduled to open this year — including one in Toronto. “By December, we’ll have 45 Fatburger locations opened in Canada, with probably anywhere between 12 to 14 that are scheduled to open in 2015 in different parts of Canada.” A real estate and franchise development team has been set up in Ontario to push growth in that province, as well as in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, said Di Benedetto. His goal is to open 10 to 15 new restaurants a year. Internationally, there are about 45 Fatburgers in some 31 countries, he said. This number is expected to grow as well.
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Aspen Heights Elementary Grade 1 student Natalie Sommerville rises from the spa chair after Grade 4 student Kendra Dufour streaked her hair in the spa at the school on Monday. This week the Micro-Society at the school is holding three marketplace days where parents are invited to join in on the fun and take part in Bring Your Parent to Work Days.
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April a brisk month for resale home activity BY ADVOCATE STAFF Home resale activity in Central Alberta was relatively brisk last month, based on stats provided by the Central Alberta Realtors Association. Multiple Listing Service figures for April indicate that there were 213 sales in Red Deer, up 22 per cent from the 175 deals posted a year ago. And compared with the 160 MLS sales in March, month-to-month resale activity jumped 33 per cent. Residential property in the area outside Red Deer also changed hands at a rapid pace, with the 296 rural sales in April a 17 per cent jump from the 254 a year earlier. The figure was also up 20 per cent from March, when 247 homes sold. The average sales price in Red Deer last month was $349,201, up from $309,569 in April 2013 and $325,889 in March 2014.
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Outside Red Deer, the average price was $283,996, as compared with $255,911 a year earlier and $280,157 in March of this year. The Central Alberta Realtors Association has cautioned that average prices are not a good indicator of market trends, because the types and locations of properties sold vary from period to period. As of the end of April, 602 homes had been sold in Red Deer this year, up 11 per cent from 582 for the same four-month period in 2013. Outside the city, the year-to-date tally was 829, up 18 per cent from 702 last year. There were 307 residential listings in Red Deer processed through the MLS system last month, as compared with 264 in April 2013 and 273 in March 2014. Outside the city, new listings last month totalled 576 — an increase from 557 a year ago and from 507 this March.
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Parkland Fuel Corp.’s first quarter net earnings dipped to $22.3 million from $30.5 million, despite a big jump in fuel sales volumes. The Red Deer-based company (TSX:PKI) said in a report to its shareholders that the 27 per cent decrease in net earnings was due primarily to a $5.7-million increase in amortization and depreciation, and a $1 million increase in unrealized losses related to changes in the fair value of forward contracts, future contracts and U.S. dollar-forward exchange contracts. Parkland also pointed out that it no longer benefits from refiner’s margins, following the end of its contract with Suncor Energy Inc. effective December 2013. Meanwhile, the company’s acquisition of Elbow River Marketing in February 2013, Sparlings Propane and TransMontaigne Marketing Canada Inc. in April 2013, and SPF Energy Inc. this January also impacted earnings. Parkland’s total fuel volumes for the three months ended March 31 was 2.3 billion litres, up 62 per cent from 1.4 billion litres for the same period last year.
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OF LOCAL INTEREST Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 105.00 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 54.29 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.96 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.68 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10 Cdn. National Railway . . 63.69 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 171.57 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 40.70 Capital Power Corp . . . . 24.74 Cervus Equipment Corp 21.85 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 49.36 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 53.06 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 30.22 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.52 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.75 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.08 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.83 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 51.03 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 64.83 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 38.80 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.21 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.58 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 109.14 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.92 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.91 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.53 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 18.51 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as traders balanced surveys that showed Chinese manufacturing shrank in April for afourth month in a row against data that indicated a strengthening American economy. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 68.12 points to 14,697.03, led by declines in mining stocks after the HSBC index of Chinese factory activity rose by 0.1 point to 48.1 in April on a 100-point scale in which readings below 50 indicate contraction. The gauge also fell short of its already weak preliminary result, raising another round of questions about the health of China, the world’s secondbiggest economy. But analysts noted that the recent mass of data indicates that the global economy is still moving in the right direction. The Canadian dollar was up 0.24 of a cent at 91.31 cents US. U.S. indexes were largely lacklustre but well off the worst levels of the session as other data showed greater than expected expansion in the American service sector. The Institute for Supply Management’s index hit 55.2 in April versus the reading of 54 that economists had expected. The Dow Jones industrials recovered from a triple-digit tumble to edge up 17.66 points to 16,530.55. The Nasdaq rose 14.16 points to 4,138.06 and the S&P 500 index was 3.52 points higher at 1,884.66. The TSX base metals led decliners, down 2.33 per cent as the Chinese data helped push July copper down two cents to US$3.05 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 69 cents to $20.86. The energy sector declined 0.41 per cent as June crude in New York slipped 64 cents to US$99.12 a barrel. The gold sector drifted about 0.13 per cent lower as worries about
Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.02 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 60.21 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.62 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.97 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.10 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.58 First Quantum Minerals . 20.86 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.73 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.56 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.10 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.50 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.63 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.58 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.74 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.66 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 37.88 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 70.08 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.14 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 58.60 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 44.79 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.95 Canyon Services Group. 15.40 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.94 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.06 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.76 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.98 deteriorating conditions in Ukraine pushed gold higher for a second day, up $6.40 to US$1,309.30 an ounce. The telecom sector was up slightly with shares in BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) up nine cents to $48.96 a day before the telecom posts quarterly earnings. It’s a heavy earnings week in Canada, where investors will also take in reports from other major companies, including Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF), pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB), Kinross Gold (TSX:K), Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM), Tim Hortons (TSX:THI), Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ), Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX). On the corporate front, retailer Target announced Monday that chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down nearly five months after the retailer disclosed a massive security breach that has hurt its reputation among customers and greatly hurt its business. The company has also struggled with its expansion into Canada, its first foray outside the U.S. and its shares fell 3.45 per cent to US$59.87 in New York. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Monday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,697.03, down 68.12 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,009.45, down 5.01 points TSX 60 — 838.30, down 4.51 points Dow — 16,530.55, up 17.66 points S&P 500 — 1,884.66, up 3.52 points Nasdaq — 4,138.06, up 14.16 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.31 cents US, up 0.24 of a cent Pound — C$1.8475, up 0.45 of a cent
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SPILLS: Critics quick to respond Critics of the project quickly seized on the cost-benefits analysis. Sierra Club B.C.’s Caitlyn Vernon called the claim an “outrageous insult to British Columbians.” “With this statement, Kinder Morgan has acknowledged that oil spills happen,” Vernon said last week. “No twisted logic will make the risk of oil spills more acceptable to B.C. families that would have to live with the consequences to our jobs, health, culture, recreational opportunities and communities.”
PARKLAND: Losses offset Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) was $61.2 million, up slightly from $61 million. “The fact that we were able to establish a new adjusted EBITDA record this quarter is a testament to the health of our business, and demonstrates our team’s ability to execute against our five-year plan to double 2011 EBITDA by 2016,” said Bob Espey, president and CEO of Parkland. “Our team has been successful in offsetting the loss of refiner’s margins
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which, if you recall from the first quarter of 2013, were unusually strong.” Parkland is North America’s fastestgrowing independent marketer of fuel and petroleum products. Those products include gasoline, diesel, propane, lubricants and heating oil.
FATBURGER: 300 locations to open in next 5 years “There are about 300 locations in the pipeline that will open internationally just over the next five years.” Di Benedetto, who is franchisor for Canada only, has no doubts why the chain is growing. “We’re definitely the best burger place, all-around.” In addition to an extensive and varied menu that shuns frozen meat, Fatburger offers a trendy decor, open kitchens, upbeat music and even serves alcohol. “What Fatburger really is is a fastpaced, high energy burger restaurant,” said Di Benedetto. “It’s not fast food.” The Red Deer outlet will be about 2,500 square feet, with seating for around 75. It will offer drive-through service, something that’s rare for Fatburger but deemed suitable for Gasoline Alley, said Di Benedetto. He anticipates that the Red Deer Fatburger will employ 25 to 30 people, including 10 to 12 full-time. email@example.com
Target’s CEO loses job over security breach BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Target’s CEO has become the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a breach of customer data, showing how responsibility for computer security now reaches right to the top. Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after Target disclosed a huge pre-Christmas breach in which hackers stole millions of customers’ credit- and debit-card records. The theft badly damaged the store chain’s reputation and profits. Steinhafel, a 35-year veteran of the company and chief executive since 2008, also resigned from the board of directors, Target announced Monday. “He was the public face of the breach. The company struggled to recover from it,” said Cynthia Larose, chair of the privacy and security practice at the law firm Mintz Levin. “It’s a new era for boards to take a proactive role in understanding what the risks are.” The departure of Steinhafel, 59, suggests the company wants a clean slate as it wrestles with the fallout. But the resignation leaves a leadership hole at a time when the 1,800-store chain is facing many other challenges. The company, known for its trendy but affordable housewares and fashions, is struggling to maintain its cachet while competing with Wal-Mart and Amazon.com. Target is also grappling with a disappointing expansion into Canada, its first foray outside the U.S.
WestJet flies more passengers CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) says it flew 1.6 million passengers in April, up 7.7 per cent from the same month in 2013. That’s an increase of about 116,000 passengers. The Calgary-based airline says it had a load factor of 82.3 per cent, down from 82.7 per cent in the same month last year. Its passenger traffic increased 6.5 per cent year-over-year. Capacity grew 7.1 per cent year-over-year to 2.15 billion available seat miles. WestJet releases its first-quarter financial results on Tuesday. The airline has said half the anticipated growth this year will come from its Encore regional service. WestJet expects to take delivery of eight Q400s this year, doubling its fleet to 16 as it expands service from Toronto.
Canada sees nine-fold jump in crude-by-rail exports VANCOUVER — There has been a nine-fold increase in Canada’s oil-byrail exports over the past two years. Data released by the National Energy Board says 15,980 barrels a day of crude were exported by rail in the first quarter of 2012. By the fourth quarter of 2013 — October to December of last year — that had increased to 146,047 barrels a day.
VICTORIA — The Liberal government’s plan to charge oil and gas companies a liquefied natural gas tax of up to seven per cent is the subject of ongoing negotiations, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Monday. Discussions about cost are included in a letter of intent Premier Christy Clark signed in Malaysia with energy giant Petronas to secure longterm investments in LNG in British Columbia. “Petronas has requested the province provide certainty about costs that are under the control of the province and that are applicable only to LNG investments,” said the letter, also signed by Petronas president Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas. Petronas and its affiliates Pacific
Northwest LNG and Progress Energy Canada propose to build a multibillion-dollar LNG export facility near Prince Rupert. The letter of intent includes the government’s request to Petronas that it work towards reaching a final investment decision on its proposal. Terms of reference for a project development agreement between the company and the government are due June 30 and an agreement deadline is Nov. 30, but the letter of intent is not legally binding. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which represents major oil and gas companies, said earlier that it was lukewarm towards the proposed LNG tax regime. B.C. spokesman Geoff Morrison said the plan provides a framework but more work needs to be done on the rates.
Moving crude by rail has been on the rise, as production increases in the Alberta oil sands and oil pipeline proposals like Keystone XL and the Northern Gateway remain mired in opposition. Alarms bells sounded after a crudecarrying train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Que., killing 47 people. The federal government vowed after the deadly crash to address safety issues and phase out older tank cars being used to transport oil.
Versace and Jimmy Choo coming to Canada TORONTO — Two renowned luxury brands are entering the increasingly crowded retail market with the launch of their first stand-alone boutiques in Canada. Italian fashion house Versace and famed footwear and accessories label Jimmy Choo are slated to open at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto will also open his first eponymous stand-alone shop in Canada at Yorkdale. The three locations will open later this year. Several high-profile retailers and brands have opened bricks-and-mortar locations in Canada over the past several years. Discount retailer Target is continuing its northern expansion, with Microsoft, Ann Taylor, Loft and J. Crew among the other companies that have also opened for business north of the border. High-end U.S. retailer Nordstrom will be following suit this fall with the opening of its first store in Calgary.
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Experts say the breach, which highlighted the flaws in Target’s security system, seemed to be the final straw. The Target board said in a statement that after extensive discussions with Steinhafel, they both “have decided it is the right time for new leadership at Target.” The board also said that he “held himself personally accountable.” “The last several months have tested Target in unprecedented ways,” Steinhafel wrote in a letter to the board that was made available to The Associated Press. “From the beginning, I have been committed to ensuring Target emerges from the data breach a better company, more focused than ever on delivering for our guests.” The company’s stock fell more than 3 per cent, or $2.14, to close at $59.87. Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan was named interim president and CEO. Under Steinhafel’s leadership, Target won praise for its expansion into fresh groceries and its 5 per cent discount for customers who use its branded debit and credit cards. In 2009, he defended the company against a proxy fight waged by hedge fund manager William Ackman, who was pushing his own candidates for the board. But Target, based in Minneapolis, has been criticized for reacting too slowly to the shift toward shopping on mobile devices. Target just started to let shoppers order items online and pick them up at the store, years later than some competitors. Analysts also say Target botched its Canadian expansion by moving too aggressively.
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Feeling hurt after lack of hospital visits Dear Annie: I was recently in the emergency room his grandma, who live near his place of business. My and then admitted to the critical care unit for three niece and her husband also came by to see my son. days in danger of bleeding out. I remained in the My son spent a few hours napping in my niece’s old hospital for an additional three days. bedroom and then left for the hotel. What hurts more than the illness is that not a Two days later, my son got a call at 2 a.m. from his single person from my family, including aunt asking whether he had found a ring my parents and eight siblings, called or in his bag, because her daughter said she visited me. left her ring on the makeup table in her The hospital is close to them, and part old room. of the time I was there, it was a weekend, Mind you, she didn’t notice it was and they weren’t working. missing for two days. And while my son Was I expecting too much? Wouldn’t was in her room, he left his bag in the livany decent person call to express concern ing room. for a hospitalized family member? It cerSo I guess my sister is accusing my son tainly changes how I feel about them. — of stealing the ring. My son denied taking Sick at Heart the ring and was very upset and angry. Dear Sick: Of course your family memHe is still overseas, and I don’t want to bers should have expressed their concern. discuss this with him now and disturb his But did they know? Sometimes, we asbusiness appointments. sume people are aware that we are sick or My son has never had problems stealMITCHELL hospitalized, but they don’t find out until ing as far as we know. He lives in L.A. and & SUGAR you’ve been home for a week. is financially secure. Please call your parents and siblings. What is the best approach to this situAsk why they seemed so indifferent to ation? Should I just pay the value of the your situation. Let them know how much ring to my sister? Should we wait until it hurt you. We hope things can be mended. my son comes back and ask what happened? —Upset Dear Annie: My 32-year-old son is currently trav- Mom in USA eling overseas on business. He is staying at a hotel, Dear Mom: Yes, please wait until your son comes but he visited my sister’s house to see his aunt and back. You don’t seem 100 per cent certain that he
didn’t take the ring. And of course, it’s equally possible that your niece put the ring somewhere else, doesn’t recall doing so and believes your son took it. Things are misplaced all the time, and others are often blamed. Tell your sister you will speak to your son as soon as he returns and work it out. If you believe he is responsible for the ring, ask how much it would cost to replace it. If you think your son is innocent, you could offer to split the cost for the sake of family harmony. The price of the ring is less important than the relationship with your sister. Dear Annie: Your advice to “A Wife” regarding job applications was spot on, especially when you said, “Be sure to include a cover letter.” When I owned my own business, I would not consider an applicant’s resume without a cover letter. Only once did I disregard this rule and hired a person whose qualifications were exactly what I was looking for. She quit a month later, saying she was bored. I should have known, because she was not motivated enough to write a cover letter in the first place. A few years later, she contacted me and asked for her job back. I declined. — Paco from Albany, N.Y. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
OK for women to propose BUT FEW MARRIAGES STARTED THAT WAY, POLL SHOWS WASHINGTON — Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing. She said “yes” so fast he forgot to pull out the ring. Go to any wedding celebration this nuptial season, whether in a ballroom or backyard or church basement, and it’s a good bet you can trace the big day to a similar start, with different flourishes. If a man is marrying a woman somewhere in America, odds are that he proposed to her. That may seem obvious, but consider this: Threefourths of Americans say it would be fine for the woman to do the proposing, in theory. In practice, only about five per cent of those currently married say the woman proposed, and the figure is no higher among couples wed within the past 10 years. Attitudes actually seem to be trending the other way, an Associated Press-WE tv poll shows. Young adults are more likely than their elders to consider it “unacceptable” for a woman to do the asking. More than one-third of those under age 30 disapprove. While Paska, 26, believes female proposals are OK — after all, one of his sisters proposed to her boyfriend — he wanted to declare his love and dedication the traditional way. “I think If she’d gotten down on one knee and asked me the question,” Paska said, “I would have called for a timeout.” In the survey, nearly half of single women who hope to get married someday say they would consider proposing. Paska and his fiancee, Jessica Deegan, who both live in Arlington, Virginia, already had decided together that they wanted to marry, she said. Still, Deegan was thrilled that he made it official with a grand romantic gesture on April 10. “It’s kind of like the moment you imagine your
whole life,” she said. “I’ve seen that in movies. I’ve read that in books. You don’t want to miss out on that moment.” That traditional moment has survived radical changes in U.S. marriages over the past half-century. People are marrying older; brides are more likely to be already supporting themselves. It’s become commonplace to live together first, even to have children before marriage. Some men are proposing to men and women to women, now that one-third of U.S. states allow gay marriage. But the boy-asks-girl proposal still reigns, updated to a public art form in Facebook and YouTube videos that feature flash mobs or scavenger hunts or proposals while skydiving or swimming with dolphins. “Destination” proposals are trending, too, for men who want a California beach or the Eiffel Tower as the setting. There are even “proposal planners” who can help arrange flowers, musicians and a videographer. Ellie Pitts, a planner who works in Dallas for The Yes Girls, said the group has handled more than 350 proposals around the country and abroad, nearly all by men. A few clients were lesbians. Only one so far was a woman asking a man — a boyfriend whose proposal she had turned down previously. “I think it probably takes a woman with a lot of guts to be able to do it,” said Pitts, who is newly engaged herself, to a man who did the asking. “At least in my experience with my girlfriends, women tend to be a little more ready to get engaged and move forward than men are, so asking the question before he asks might tend to backfire.” A woman who proposes also risks criticism for her boldness, said Katherine Parkin, an associate professor of history at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Parkin researched the folk tradition that claimed women could propose only during a leap year. She found that the idea triggered mockery every four years for much of the 20th century. Postcards, ads and articles portrayed women who would propose as desperate, aggressive and unattractive. The leap year joke has faded, she said, but the stigma lingers.
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BAGELS, LIKE PIZZA, ARE ONE OF THOSE HOT-BUTTON FOODSTUFFS THAT EVOKE STRONG FEELINGS BY DAVID HAGEDORN ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES A familiar scent wafted in the air as I observed a pastry class. I followed it, like a hunting dog, to the kitchen classroom next door. At Stratford University’s Woodbridge, Va., campus last summer, Chef instructor Charleen Huebner was demonstrating how bagels are made. Mesh spider in hand, she stood over a wide, shallow pan in which four-inch rings of ruddy, almond-colored dough bobbed like Halloween apples on the surface of simmering, malt-flavored water. The malt. The bagels in the oven. They mingled to produce the aroma that had drawn me in. While turning the rings over, Huebner explained that malt imparts extra flavor and gives bagels a nice, shiny golden color. Kettling, or poaching, them briefly in hot water before baking gelatinizes the starch on the surface of the dough and sets the crust. That keeps the bagels from rising too much in the oven, which would make them too soft inside. “What you want a bagel to be,” she said, “is chewy, not too big, and dome-shaped all around. It should have a pronounced hole in the center — not a pucker — and a beautiful shine on the outside. The inside should be dense, with a fine crumb.” Her final product was all of that. The one I sampled, encrusted with sesame seeds, was still warm when I schmeared on cream cheese speckled with bright vegetable bits. Bagels, like pizza, are one of those hot-button foodstuffs that evoke strong feelings. My memories of bygone pleasure are so visceral that latter-day specimens are hard-pressed to live up to them, let alone surpass them. But that day, Huebner’s bagels made the grade. The experience in Huebner’s kitchen transported me back to Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, where as a child I would accompany my stepfather on Sunday morning runs to Iz Cohen’s delicatessen. After acquiring provisions there for our family’s weekly brunch, we would cross Murray Avenue and head to Bagel Land. In that store’s close, narrow space hung the fusing smells of freshly baked, yeasty bagels and the near-burnt bits of onion and garlic that topped some of them. The place sweltered even in winter, its windows fogged from the steam rising off the water bath of dough rounds. A baker’s assistant flipped them with a long paddle before lining them up to be baked in the deck oven. Recently, I decided to get in on the action by returning to Woodbridge for a bagel-making lesson. Many of the students at Stratford are adults seeking to change careers. (An associate of applied science degree in culinary arts there costs just over $30,000.) Huebner, 47, earned culinary arts and baking and pastry degrees in 1993 from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and then worked in the restaurant and catering industries. She joined Stratford’s staff as a full-time instructor in 2003. Artisan Baking — 13 days spread over five weeks — is a required course for the school’s baking and pastry students. They learn how to make French, sourdough and rye breads, Danish pastries, croissants, brioche, non-leavened and leavened flatbreads, pretzels and bialys. Huebner added bagels to the list eight years ago. She calls her recipe “a fusion of trial and error, research and knowledge from well-known breadmakers Peter Reinhart, Jeffrey Hamelman and Dan Leader.” When I entered Huebner’s pristine, organized kitchen for my lesson, dough ingredients were lined up waiting to be assembled. As all professional bakers do, Huebner insists that for precision and consistency, ingredients must be weighed rather than measured by volume. Into the bowl of a stand mixer went bread flour,
salt, dry active yeast proofed in water, some light brown sugar and a wad of pre-ferment starter known as poolish, a combination of flour, water and yeast that had been left out on the counter for several hours to bubble, indicating that fermentation was taking place. “Using a starter cuts down on the total proofing time of a dough and improves its flavor and texture by jump-starting the fermentation,” Huebner says. As the flour mixture came together around the hook, the motor of the stand mixer seemed as if it was straining. Huebner noticed my concern. “Bagels are low in hydration,” she explained. “About 52 per cent. So it will be a stiff dough. You can add water if it is too dry. If there is too much water, you won’t get the nice roundness. You will get more of a ‘bagel flat’ — which still tastes good.” Her bagel dough was much firmer than a sandwich bread dough, so it took a little resolve to tear off pieces of it, which Huebner weighed to make sure each one was four ounces. She rolled them into balls on the countertop, using the palm of her hand. After they had rested for 15 minutes, she made a hole in the center with the index and middle fingers of one hand, lifting the ball off the counter and widening the hole to make it large enough to insert two fingers from her other hand as well. She used all four fingers to widen the center hole to about 1 ½ inches across. After all of the formed rings of dough were arranged on a cornmeal-dusted baking sheet, she enclosed the sheet in a plastic bag. “Overnight proofing slows down the yeast, which mellows the flavor and yields a nicer product,” Huebner said as she extracted a sheet of proofed bagels from the reach-in. “You have to let them come to room temperature before kettling them; otherwise they will sink.”
HOMEMADE BAGELS MAKES: Seven bagels PREPARATION: The starter, or poolish, needs 3 to 4 hours’ resting time. There will be leftover poolish, which can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using. It can be added to pancake mix or bread dough or used as the base of a starter. The bagel dough needs to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes, then 1 hour, then in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and preferably overnight. Baked bagels can be frozen for up to 3 months; you may wish to cut them in half before freezing. INGREDIENTS For the poolish 1 cup (5 1/2 ounces or 156 grams) unbleached bread flour 3/4 cup (6 ounces or 170 grams) water, at room temperature 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast For the bagels A few tablespoons semolina or cornmeal, for the 2 baking sheets 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 3/4 cup water, at room temperature, plus more as needed 3 cups minus 1 tablespoon unbleached bread flour (1 pound or 454 grams) 1 tablespoon kosher salt (1/2 ounce or 14 grams) 2 tablespoons (1 ounce or 22 grams) packed light brown sugar or honey 2 tablespoons barley malt syrup, such as Eden brand, or 2 tablespoons diastatic malt powder, such as King Arthur brand (see headnote) 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Toppings of preference, such as poppy seeds, sesame seeds or caraway seeds, sea salt, minced garlic or onion or an “everything” mix STEPS For the poolish: Use a spoon to combine the flour, water and yeast in a mixing bowl, stirring to form a soft, sticky dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours or until the sponge becomes bubbly and foamy. The yield should be about 11 ounces. For the bagels: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then dust it lightly with cornmeal. Stir the yeast into the water in a small bowl until dissolved; let it sit for 3 minutes. (Check after a minute or so for bubbles, to make sure the yeast is alive.) Combine 1 cup (8 ounces) of the poolish, the flour, salt and brown sugar or honey in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough-hook attachment. Add the yeast mixture and stir until the flour is hydrated and a dough begins to form. (This ensures that no dry bits of flour will be stranded in the bottom of the bowl.)
We poached the proofed rounds briefly, then pressed their tops into poppy seeds, sesame seeds or an “everything” mix that included little bits of Litehouse freeze-dried red onions and garlic. (The last two are wonderful products I had never seen before. Huebner finds them at her local supermarket.) Then we baked them for roughly 18 minutes in a 450-degree oven. These bagels tasted just like the ones I’d had at Stratford in July. Next stop: a bagel-baking frenzy at home. I had to add extra water to my dough, which was stiffer than the one from the lesson. I devised two toppings for my bagels: one fiery with jalapeno, chipotle and Korean dried pepper I had on hand, plus zesty Spanish smoked paprika and crushed pink and black peppercorns; the other an everything mix made with sundry seeds and Japanese rice seasoning. My cream cheese-based spreads included one made with pan-seared cauliflower, curry and golden raisins and another with every hot pepper I could get my hands on. My favorite, though, was a BLT spread made with bacon bits, sun-dried tomato paste and crushed kale chips. As my first-ever batch of homemade bagels baked, their familiar fragrance told me I was on the right track. When I sliced my first one open, its proper shape, golden brown crust, pleasing shine and fine crumb were all as they should be. I yanked off a bite with my teeth and noted the chewiness, savoring the heady mix of malt, yeast, salt, pepper, toasted seeds, onion and garlic. I tried to remember what Bagel Land’s bagels had tasted like, but I couldn’t. My memory, it seems, had developed some holes. Hagedorn is the co-author, most recently, of ‘My Irish Table: Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve,’ with Cathal Armstrong. Beat on medium speed for 10 to 12 minutes. The dough should be dense and fairly dry to the touch, but smooth and stretchable. You might need to add a tablespoon or two of water to achieve the desired texture. Cut the dough into 7 equal portions, about 4 1/2 ounces each. (Weigh the dough and divide by 7 to get the exact figure.) Use the open palm of your hand to roll each piece into a ball on the countertop. Cover the balls of dough loosely with plastic wrap and let them rest on the counter for 15 minutes. To form the bagels, bring your index and middle finger together and poke a hole straight down into the center of a ball of dough and through it. Lift the dough off the table and spread your two fingers apart to create a hole large enough to work the index and middle fingers of your other hand through the hole in the opposite direction. Using a motion similar to pedaling a bicycle, rotate both sets of fingers over and over to expand the hole and the dough circle; the gluten will be quite strong and elastic. Make each bagel 4 inches across and the center hole about 1 1/2 inches wide. Place the shaped pieces 2 inches apart on the dusted baking sheet. Enclose the sheet in a plastic bag or wrap it loosely in plastic wrap. Let the bagels rise until they look slightly puffy, about 1 hour. (They will not double in bulk.) Transfer the covered baking sheet to the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or, preferably, overnight. Thirty minutes before you plan to bake the bagels, remove them from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and lightly dust it with semolina or cornmeal. Line a second baking sheet with a dish towel. Pour preferred bagel toppings onto small plates. To kettle the bagels, fill a large, wide pot with 3 inches of water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium so the water is barely bubbling. Stir in the malt syrup or powder and the tablespoon of sugar. Reshape the bagels if necessary to make sure the center holes are still 1 1/2 inches wide and the bagels are 4 inches across. (The holes will shrink during baking.) Working in batches of two or three, gently drop the dough into the water. Be careful not to crowd the pan; the pieces need enough room to float without touching. They should sink, then bob to the surface within 15 seconds. After a minute, flip the bagels over with a slotted spoon and poach them on the other side for 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the poached bagels to the towel-lined sheet to drain, flatter side down. If you choose to top the bagels, invert each one onto a plate of topping mix, press it down and then shake off the excess. Transfer the topped bagels to the dusted baking sheet, topped sides up, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Rotate the baking sheet from front to back halfway through so the bagels brown evenly. Transfer the bagels to a wire rack to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. To freeze the bagels right away, cool them completely and seal tightly in a freezer-safe zip-top bag.
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Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, is pictured in a scene of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It took 50 special effects artists about a year to digitally animate 280 shots in the electrifying 10-minute Times Square battle scene.
Team works onscreen magic VANCOUVER TECHNICAL TEAM HELPED CREATE ELECTRIFYING EFFECTS IN AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 BY TAMSYN BURGMANN THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — It took 50 special effects artists about a year to digitally animate 280 shots in the electrifying 10-minute Times Square battle scene between Spider-Man and arch-villain Electro in the 3-D blockbuster sequel that debuted in North American theatres over the weekend. It’s just one example of the computer-generated effects touching nearly every aspect of The Amazing SpiderMan 2. Every villain in the script required some level of visual effects, said Jerome Chen, senior visual effects supervisor for the film. “And not just the individual villains themselves, but wherever the villains were interacting with Spider-Man — and this was usually in the case of an action sequence, because of the choreography of that action and the fact that they were fighting and causing destruction — all the ancillary work would require digital effects also,” said L.A.-based Chen, who works for Sony Pictures Imageworks. “The complexity was very high.” Three main enemies confront Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) at separate moments throughout the Marc Webb-
directed film. There’s Electro (Jamie Foxx), the bumbling electricity-grid designer who goes from superfan to power-surging foe after a workplace accident, the maniacal Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), who flies around on an electronic glider seeking revenge on his former childhood buddy, and Rhino (Paul Giamatti), the Russian mobster who operates heavy-duty mechanized battle armour as he wreaks death and destruction. About half of the 400-strong Sony Pictures Imagesworks special effects team involved in the film are based out of its studio in downtown Vancouver (the other studio is in L.A.). “It’s not technology that does the work. Technology is designed by people to give artists the tools they need in order to create the imagery. The technology is just super-sophisticated paint brushes,” Chen said, adding that the story always takes precedence. “The reason imagery is getting more real is because computers and software have become very powerful. That allows the artist to do more work.” He gave the example of creating an image for a scene in New York City, which could have taken 10 to 20 hours. At the standard rate of 24-frames per second, that means needing at least 240 hours to build just one second of the film. Instead, an artist can draw
and colour at their desk for a couple hours, then allow the computer to do all the rendering, he said. David Schaub, the film’s animation supervisor, said the computer isn’t doing anything but storing character poses. “It’s tools that have been created so an artists can go in and sculpt it and sculpt it in an intuitive way. It’s not doing the work, per se,” he said. In the same vein, each character is aesthetically enhanced via computerassisted methods, but the team pointed out the foundation is hand-painted makeup applied to an actor who was picked for their performance skills. “That’s what they’re there for, that’s their job. That’s Jamie Foxx acting (as Electro). The technology is just putting lightning under his skin,” Chen said. “But the emotional intent of the scene, the character, what you see in his eyes in terms of what you’re feeling, that’s the actor and that’s always going to be the case. A computer is never going to be able to replace that for a human.” Humans versus computers, or analog versus digital, remains a paradox for artists to grapple with. So they sometimes indulge to assure that special effects don’t push the film into contrived territory. Chen said he and Webb deliberately shot the film in tra-
ditional, 35 mm anamorphic film. “Because it’s beautiful,” Chen said. “We weren’t sure how long film was going to be around, and when we began talking in 2012 we thought this could be our last chance.” Schaub said technology is merely the tool allowing the film’s creators to merge fantasy with reality. “Thankfully, Marc Webb was very passionate about making sure the physics was dead on,” Schaub said. “It’s walking a knife-edge of believability when you’re talking about a super hero.” He gave the example of Spider-Man swinging through the streets of New York, apparently able to sustain the forces without being torn to pieces and having his arms ripped out of their sockets. “But because he can do that, doesn’t give him licence to break every other physical law of nature. So when gravity kicks in, gravity is gravity. He’s not flying, he’s falling.” The team was also determined to stick to several other scientific rules: adherence to Newton’s Laws, accurate scale-to-speed relationships, representing weight correctly and aerodynamics. But sometimes they stepped outside the realistic realm just to make the film more awesome.
Toronto’s BadBadNotGood balances hip-hop with original work GROUP TINGES WITH WITH JAZZ TORONTO — On Danny Brown’s world-weary lament Float On, the Detroit MC sighs about the pressure of making music, rapping: “I’m trapped in the beat, stuck on every line; nothing else matters, except my next rhyme.” Toronto experimental jazz trio BadBadNotGood produced the song’s crystalline beat, though it’s unlikely they could relate to the sentiment of Brown’s long-grinding angst. After all, their short run in the music industry has been nothing short of charmed. Today will see the release of III, a third collection from the band — whose members Matthew Tavares, Chester Hansen and Alex Sowinski range in age from 22 or 23 — and it signals a forward leap in production technique and songwriting. Last year, the trio managed to produce two hip-hop songs, which happened to merit inclusion on two of the most critically beloved albums of the year: Brown’s Old and Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris. They’ve backed Frank Ocean at Coachella and jammed in a basement with Tyler, the Creator. Now, they’re ensconced in work on the sort of marquee project that can only be referred to in giddy off-the-record whispers. And to hear the band tell it, opportunities such as these were mere merry accidents. The unusual beat for Float On? “That was totally haphazard,” Tavares marvelled. “It was a really random thing,” Hansen agreed. How about the quicksand weed haze of Sweatshirt’s Hoarse? “That was the first beat we ever sent out,” Sowinski said. “That situation was great, because we sent it to him and he’s like: ’Cool. I’m going to write to this.”’ Even long-established hip-hop producers will toil on beats that go nowhere, or that end up in scraps on the cutting-room floor.
So, to what do BadBadNotGood attribute their ongoing hitting streak? “I don’t think we’ve figured out any formula,” Sowinski replied. “Our music, our beats. ... We still don’t know what we’re doing, really. We’re trying to figure it out.” On the other hand, freestyle spontaneity has been working out swimmingly so far. They are trained improvisers, after all. The trio met back in 2010 as pupils of Humber College’s jazz program. All musically dexterous, all in love with hip hop, they became friends and soon, jam-session co-conspirators. What followed has the serendipitous whiff of music-industry mythology: an early jam collaboration centred on the L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future failed to impress their jazz performance instructors, but a YouTube upload caught the influential attention of rapper Tyler, the Creator. “Dave Brubeck Trio Swag,” he tweeted back in spring 2011, calling the performance “sick.” That video has been viewed more than a half-million times since, and certainly you’d be hard-pressed to find a recent jazz recording that has so captured the Internet’s ephemeral attention. Their first self-released (and selftitled) recording was issued months later, in September, and was composed almost entirely of covers — of the likes of Nas, Gang Starr and Joy Division. The band created that debut after only a handful of jam sessions and, in referencing the recording, they can’t resist putting scare quotes around the word “album.” “We weren’t, like, a band. We weren’t tying to make an album or anything,” Hansen said. They expanded their scope on BBNG2, which featured an increasing number of original compositions comfortably slipped alongside celestial interpretations of such broad-ranging fare as Kanye West’s Flashing Lights and My Bloody Valentine’s You Made Me Realize.
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Toronto jazz-fusion trio BadBadNotGood Matthew Tavares, left, Chester Hansen, centre, and Alex Sowinski jam in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
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FRONT SCHOOL RAISES $60,000 Hunting Hills raised more than $60,000 for local student-driven mental health initiatives with the school’s second annual 24-hour Bikea-Thon on April 24. Fifty teams of students, teachers and community members took turns riding stationary bikes for 24 hours. Each team member was required to raise at least $100 and the school also received local sponsorships from companies and businesses.
MOTHER’S DAY ANTIQUE SHOW Let mom pick out a century old tea set, a gramophone or estate jewelry at the 25th annual Red Deer Mother’s Day Antique Furniture and Collectables Show. The event runs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park. There will be over 350 vendors from across the country. Admission is $8 for adults. Children 14 and under get in free. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be looking after the coat and parcel check with proceeds going towards the cadet program. For more information, call 403-343-1614.
RED BALL RETURNS The season of the red ball is back. Infuse some play into your neighbourhood by stopping at a Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Sport Chek, Atmosphere or National Sports store to pick up a red Jumpstart Ball in exchange for a $2 donation. The monthlong Jumpstart Red Ball campaign kicks off again this May with all proceeds going to help kids play in the community. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to “get off the sidelines and into the game.” The charity has helped cover the costs of registrations, sporting equipment and travel associated with sports for 727,872 children to date. For more information, visit canadiantire.ca/jumpstart.
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Clothing Bank closing doors AFTER 51 YEARS BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF After 51 years, Red Deer Community Clothing Service, commonly referred to as the clothing bank, is throwing in the towel. “We didn’t want to but there were things beyond our control,” said president Ted Hayden. “We had to close down because we couldn’t see how we’d be able to maintain our services.” June 26 is the last day for those in need to come in and pick up the donated clothing and other household items, such as sheets and dishes, that the charity provides for free. The final decision was made recently at a board meeting when three of the seven members announced their resignation. That was the “straw that broke the camel’s back as they say,” Hayden said. United Way, which had been contributing funds to the charity for their rent for over 40 years, cut their dollar input in December, which was also an obstacle, he said. “It’s always been a financial struggle. . . . Our rent is nearly $3,000 a month and our budget is around $34,000 a year.” While the non-profit had applied for ad-
ditional grant money this year, such as the Alberta Lottery Fund through Alberta Culture, they had not heard back at the time of the board meeting. A new landlord took over the building where the clothing service is located at 5005 Ross St. at the beginning of this month and wanted to change a number of things. T h e b o a r d talked it over and decided “it was time” to shut the d o o r s , Hayden said. He said the need for something like free or low cost clothing will be met by other organizations in the city like Victory Church, Bibles for Missions and Bargain Treasures. Much of the winter clothing they had in storage has already been dispersed to these places, he added. The annual Coats for Kids campaign, which the Community Clothing Service participated in, should not be impacted as it’s run by the Christmas Bureau. Another reason that contributed to the
closure is the aging face of the organization, said Hayden. The service is completely volunteer run and 80 per cent of those 30 regular volunteers are seniors. “We just didn’t feel sustainable. It’s hard. Many (volunteers) are wondering what they’re going to do now.” Hayden began volunteering with the g r o u p three years ago after his wife, Alice, got involved w i t h sorting through — TED HAYDEN the donations. H e stepped up to become president when no one else would and the service was in danger of closing down in 2012. Started by a number of women from various churches around Red Deer, Community Clothing Service has grown and helps over 1,000 people each month now, Hayden said. The non-profit will continue with its regular hours Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. until the end of June or until everything is off the shelves. email@example.com
‘WE JUST DIDN’T FEEL SUSTAINABLE. IT’S HARD. MANY (VOLUNTEERS) ARE WONDERING WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO NOW.’
RIMBEY MUD BOGS A vehicle rips through the mud at Rimbey Mud Bogs on the weekend. The event got snowed out, reducing the two-day event to one at Central Alberta Raceways. On Saturday chilly weather and snow kept both racers and spectators away. Sunday’s races were cancelled for fear the grass parking lot would be turned into a mug bog by the soggy weather. Photo by SCOTTY AITKEN/Freelance
Women’s shelter getting cash boost TO COMBAT FAMILY VIOLENCE, BULLYING AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is getting a boost to its operational funding from the Alberta government. The provincial budget, passed last week, included a $29-million increase to Human Services funding to combat family violence, bullying and sexual violence. The boost amounts to a 66.1 per cent increase to $72 million total. Of that $29 million, $4 million will go towards increasing the funding in 30 shelters across the province, of which Red Deer’s shelter will receive an extra
$101,048 to bring their total to $1,550,379 for 2014. The shelter’s total budget is about $1.8 million a year, as they fundraise the rest. Of those extra dollars, $57,357 will go toward fully funding all 40 beds at the shelter — previously there was only funding for 36 of their beds. They will also continue to receive $43,691 in Innovative Child Care grant funding and will also receive additional funding for one more outreach worker. “The increase in the funding of the beds really helps us out because that’s an increase to our actual operating costs; it’s an increase to our food, our utilities and all the business of running a shelter,” said the shelter’s executive direc-
tor Ian Wheeliker. “The additional outreach worker helps us to deal with the demand of service that’s continuous from the community. In previous years where we haven’t had more than one outreach worker, it’s been difficult to get services immediately to women that we didn’t have space for. “This is going to allow us to do more in depth and immediate risk assessments and to prioritize women coming into shelter as they contact us from the community.” Red Deer has some of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the province, while Alberta ranks third in the country behind Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
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Supporters hope childcare diploma will be reinstated the program had been axed. “We know the importance of our programs for young children, and the importance of staff to be well educated,” said Brekke in an email. “With all the research being done by the Early Childhood Mapping Project, the Early Years Study 3, the report by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Let’s Talk About the Early Years Early Childhood Development), the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Alberta’s Children’s Mental Health, it is a shock that such an important post secondary program would be suspended.” They are behind a petition to
BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Provincial budget cuts from 2013 led to Red Deer College cutting its early learning and childcare diploma, but many local early childhood educators are hoping the college will reconsider its plan. Ella Brekke, an early childhood educator, and a committee of colleagues are behind a petition to reinstate the program they believe is important for both children and those who educate them at an early age. When the announcement was made there was disbelief that
get the diploma program back at the college. The petition on www.change.org has more than 300 signatures, as well as numerous physical signatures the committee has collected. While eliminating the diploma program, the college did keep the early learning and childcare certificate program it had. The certificate program is a one-year course whereas the diploma offered a second year and further education. Brekke said students learned many skills in that second year including how to plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum, develop and understand
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individual program plans for children with exceptionalities, and how to work in the different styles of programs available for parents and children in the community. The second-year practicum gave students 500 hours of working and learning time. The diploma program was offered to students who completed the certificate and wanted to further their studies. No new cuts were made to RDC’s programming after the 2014 budget. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com
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BRIEFS Games bid needs spirit Be loud and proud Red Deer. The Red Deer 2019 Canada Games Bid committee wants residents to show their community spirit when the Canada Games Council pays a visit in August. The Bid Evaluation Committee will be in Red Deer on Aug. 21 or 22 to determine whether the city has what it takes to host the games. They will look for ability, readiness and community commitment. Lyn Radford, chair of the committee, says they will be calling on all Red Deerians to come out to show what the city has to offer. “We know we have so much community spirit in Red Deer,” she said. “And we will provide ways for residents to get involved, come out, show support and get excited about the games.” Red Deer’s bid committee will announce ways for residents to get involved in the coming months. Shelley Gagnon, the city’s manager of Recreation, Parks and Culture, said showcasing what Red Deer has to offer is more than just venues and accommodations. “The bid committee wants to see that Red Deerians will be behind the games in every way if they were to choose us to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games,” she said. To stay up to date on the bid, visit Red Deer is Ready on Facebook or www.reddeer.ca/reddeerisready
Women of excellence gala Tickets are now on sale for the 7th annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala in Red Deer on June 10. The event is a “celebration of leadership, innovation, achievement and talent as demonstrated by women in the Central Alberta community.” Women in 11 different categories will be recognized for their commitment to enrich their communities and serve as positive role models for other women and girls. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a reserved table of eight. Money from the event goes towards the foundation’s operations and funds from the raffles and silent auction feed into the Women and Girls Endowment Fund, a Central Alberta project focused on benefitting girls and women in leadership development and other opportunities. According to Kristine Bugayong, the chief executive officer for the Red Deer and District Community Foundation, there will be a special announcement at this awards gala. The event takes place at the Sheraton Hotel starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 403-3416911 or visit the community foundation office at 4805 48th St. in suite 203.
Waskasoo vision sought Residents can help shape the vision of the Waskasoo neighbourhood by attending a community identity workshop on Thursday. At an earlier workshop in February, community identity, connectivity and land use emerged as areas of concern. More workshops will be held over the coming months to cover other topics. In the meantime, this workshop will touch on community identity, urban forestry, street tree replacement and the $9.4 million 55th Street Improvement Project. The two-year project involves rebuilding of sidewalks, new multi-use pathways, slight lane widening and replacing water and sanitary servicing to support future development of Riverlands and Railyards. At the start of July, 55th Street will be closed from 50th to 48th Avenue and from 42A to 46th Avenue for two months. The intersection at 55th street and 49th Avenue will remain open. While construction is underway, only local traffic will be allowed to use 49A Avenue. Information will be used to draft the neighbour-
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Jerry Campbell, with other volunteers from the Lending Cupboard, pick up trash along Hwy 2A on Saturday. They cleaned the section of highway between Mackenzie Road and Penhold. hood plan for the area for the next 10 to 25 years. The workshop runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Streams Christian Church at 5350 46th St. To attend the workshop, RSVP Randa Wheaton at email@example.com or by calling 403-4068702.
Downtown streets to be swept Downtown street sweeping is slated for this weekend in Red Deer. The sweepers will be on the road starting at 6 a.m. and will finish at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. The no parking signs will be posted on Saturday but vehicles will still be allowed to park on that day. The signs will only be enforced on Sunday where vehicles will be ticketed and towed if they are left on a street that has been signed. Business owners are encouraged to sweep material from the sidewalk into the gutters on the road prior to Sunday. Drivers are reminded to take precautions around street sweeping equipment. Motorists should leave at least three car lengths between their vehicle and a street sweeper. Keeping a safe distance can also prevent damage to vehicles from debris that might come from the street sweeper during the cleaning process.
Bowden inmate escapes briefly A man serving jail time for sex crimes escaped Bowden Institution for five hours Sunday night. At about 4:30 p.m., staff at the Bowden Institution noticed Maurice Rondeau, 64, was unaccounted for. Police were notified immediately. He was apprehended at about 9:35 p.m. without incident a couple of miles outside of the institution by RCMP. Rondeau is currently serving a three-year sentence for sexual interference.
Carjack trial to be held in 2015 A trial opens in the spring of next year for a suspect who has been held in remand since early last year after an alleged car jacking at a Red Deer strip mall. Duane Karl Luz, 44, was arrested in the north end of the city on Jan. 17, 2013, by police called to help a woman who had been shopping at a mall in the Anders subdivision. The woman said her car was taken at knifepoint while she was placing her child in the carseat. Police allege that the suspect ordered the woman and child away from the car and then drove off.
Luz was taken into custody later in the day and charged with multiple offences, including theft, robbery, fleeing police, dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer with a weapon and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public. Represented by defence counsel Denise Lightning of Maskwacis, Luz pleaded not guilty before Justice Kirk Sisson in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench, where he appeared on Monday morning via closedcircuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre. Luz’s case is to be heard by judge alone over four days, starting April 20, 2015.
Murder, body dumping trial dates set Trial dates have been set for the man accused of killing a Red Deer woman and dumping her body in a ditch. Jenna Cartwright, 21, was reported missing on April 12, 2011. Her remains were found weeks later, on May 3. Suspect Bashir Gaashaan of no fixed address was arrested on June 20, 2011, on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful confinement and committing an indignity to human remains. Originally represented by defence counsel Will Willms of Red Deer, Gaashaan was scheduled for trial in February of this year. The trial collapsed in mid-January when he and his lawyer parted ways. Appearing in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday by closed-circuit TV from the Edmonton Remand Centre, Gaashaan said he now has a new lawyer, who was unable to attend court. An agent acting for his lawyer scheduled a new trial, by judge and jury, to open on Oct. 19, 2015. The trial is set to last for three weeks.
Action bus meeting today Concerns about Red Deer’s Action Bus service will be discussed at a public meeting on today at 5:30 p.m. at The Hub on Ross. Advocacy group the Freebirds will host the meeting featuring Brent LaBrosse, special transit operations supervisor with the City of Red Deer. Action Buses provide specialized transit service for people with mobility issues who are unable to use regular transit buses. Limited availability of the buses in the evening and on the weekend, and the existing booking system are a few of the concerns for some users. Freebirds spokesperson Jim Hutcheson said there are long-standing issues that need to be addressed that make it difficult for the disabled who rely on the service. The Hub on Ross is located at 4936 Ross St.
ATM vandal hunted Red Deer RCMP are looking for help in tracking down an ATM vandal. The suspect was caught on security cameras punching an automated teller machine at the Deer Park Servus Credit Union on April 5 at about 11 a.m., leaving exposed wires and a hole in the machine below the card reader. Cpl. Sarah Knelson of the Red Deer RCMP says this type of vandalism does not happen that often. “We have incidents of theft of AT-
Ms, where they actually take the ATM . . . but to have someone damage an ATM, it’s not a common incident in Red Deer,” she said. “It was just a random act of vandalism that we were fortunate enough to catch some footage of and some pictures of the suspect.” Anyone with information in the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-3435575 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Suspect at Deer Park Servus Credit Union ATM.
PROGRAMS: All levels included The province has changed the way its approached the issue over the past decade by bringing in comprehensive programs that involve all levels of enforcement, care and psychological treatment programs. “This increased funding says to me that the province is very committed to the most vulnerable citizens in the province and we want to make sure we have the resources in place to fund some really excellent programs,” said Sandra Jansen, the Associate Minister
of Family and Community Safety. Also included in the funding increase is $20 million for the new Family and Community Safety program to address the root causes of abuse and violence, $4 million to implement a new Family Violence Strategy, which includes $1 million to promote healthy relationships and $1 million to further address sexual violence. “Right now we’re working with three or four other community agencies around developing and creating a centre for the prevention of the root causes of violence and domestic violence,” said Wheeliker. “Especially working with school divisions at the elementary level to engage those families in prevention and education so we’re actually going to prevent the next generation of perpetrator and victim, that’s the goal.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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FAMILY Raising children can be a beautiful thing For the most part I love raising kids. I enjoy watching them grow into the outstanding young humans they are quickly becoming. I find joy in their childish exploits and satisfaction when they conquer the milestones we as parents all anticipate to see. There are however those certain child rearing tasks in which I cannot wait to bring to fruition. For those of you who have been reading my tales from the beginning, you well know the trials I have had with the potty training endeavor. In past moments of frustration, I have wondered if I am the only parent on earth who struggles as much with educating LINDSAY their children on how to use BROWN the toilet. Who would have thought ME PLUS THREE that teaching a human being to relieve themselves in a sanitary and socially acceptable manner would be so difficult! In the last month, I have had the sheer joy of living with children who are diaper and accident free. I have been thrilled to be able to send them off to play-dates, or take them to the grocery store without the dangling fear of them soiling themselves when I am not looking. It is a truly beautiful thing indeed. So there I am on an outing with the kids, both of them riding their shiny new bikes and me trailing them as they cycle. We are meandering down a fairly busy path when I realize that Lars has stopped and stepped of his bicycle. Before I can comprehend what the boy is doing there is a surging stream of urine exiting my child, falling with a weighty thud on the tarmac beneath him. “Bah! What are you doing Lars?” I am stunned by his exposure as there are other patrons on the path that are now staring at us with what I can only describe as uncomfortable expressions of judgement. “What does it look like Mom? I’m taking a pee.” He retorts back loud enough to give the onlookers a
chuckle. “You can’t just pee anywhere you like Lars, there are other people walking on this path.” I try to keep my voice as even as possible as I do not want to chastise him for an act I’ve never explained was inappropriate. He hears my reasoning and moves a few inches to the left to remove that last of his pee stream to the grass instead of the pavement. He then shakes off and looks up to me and says in the coolest of voices, “I don’t know what the big deal is Mom, Papa (Grandpa) and Uncle Dustin always pee wherever they like when we are out on the farm.” He pauses for a moment then adds, “And so do I.” Ah my parents farm- my son’s favorite place in the entire world. Well it makes sense I think, but realize I must explain the difference between the rules of the farm and the rules of town when it comes to relieving ourselves. “Lars when we are at the farm it is fine to pee outside, but here in town we must use toilets to pee in. There are a lot more people out walking and we can’t just…” I search for the right words, but cannot find them, so between a suppressed smile say, “whip it out and pee wherever we want.” The child looks perplexed as he pulls his pants up and contemplates the information I have just provided. He doesn’t argue though, so I take that as a good sign. In the end we agree that he can pee in the backyard as long as it is not on my flower beds because when he is playing, making the trek all the way inside to use the bathroom is just way more than he should have to bear. I’m okay with it though, as long as he is not peeing in public for all to see, I think I can make a few exceptions. So once again I have prevailed through another awkward moment in the potty training endeavor- at the time what I had hoped would be our last. Today as Sophie, Lars and I played at the park I hear that distinct sound of stream hitting pavement. I look to my left where Lars is fully clothed and swinging happily on a tire tube. I look to my right to see Sophie squatted neatly on the sidewalk relieving herself. And I think, “Well, here we go again…” Lindsay Brown is a Sylvan Lake mother of two and freelance columnist.
Do you lead a life of reaction? “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” — George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright essayist, novelist and short story writer There’s an old Japanese tale about a belligerent samurai who challenged a Zen master to explain a mystical concept: what is the difference between heaven and hell. “I won’t waste my time!” declared the monk. “You’re nothing but a fool!” His honour attacked, the samurai flew into a rage, drew his sword from its sheath and, holding it to the master’s throat, yelled, “I should kill you for your insolence.” “That,” replied the monk “is hell.” Though aggressive and reactionary, the young samurai was not a fool. He pondered the insight, acknowledged the lesson and then, sheathing his sword, bowed to the monk. MURRAY “And that,” said the monk, FUHRER “is heaven.” In the above example, heaven and hell might easily be equated to responding and reacting. The samurai reacts with anger to the insult but later responds with understanding and respect. What changed? A sudden interjection of self-awareness. When we react, we are often swept away by the emotion of the moment. When we respond we take in all the information, weigh the pros and cons and choose a well-considered means of dealing with the situation. I can recall many times in the past, standing in the aftermath of my reaction and feeling regret weighing heavily upon me. If only I had sheathed my sword before heads (figuratively) began to roll. My poor self-esteem or lack of self-love had filled me with fear and distrust — leading me to a reactionary existence. Until I began to work on self-esteem building and self-awareness, I was unable to recognize my reactive tendencies and do something about it. When we view life through the window of selfawareness, we get a clearer perspective of cause and effect. We see how our choices impact our lives, relationships, moods and behaviour. And we see how reactionary choices often lead to fear, stress and negative consequences. One of the greatest rewards that comes from building our self-esteem is the ability to recognize and curb our tendency to react to what life presents us with. Reacting is something we do automatically, without thought. Reacting unleashes a flood of emotion that overwhelms us when certain triggers are fired. Reactions by their very nature are seldom well considered. And habitual reactions are not limited solely to angry outbursts. Other examples might include gossiping, compulsive overspending, focusing on the negative or avoiding self-responsibility. For the sake of this piece, let’s confine our discussion to anger. Although the concepts apply as well to any reactive behaviour, anger is a very clear example. Angry people are often frustrated people. They flare up emotionally, react emotionally and then move on to the next crisis. I call this living in catastrophe mode. We pay a dreadful price when we live in this reac-
tionary manner. Especially if — like the samurai — we choose to meet life with anger and resistance. We must acknowledge that anger is a normal and necessary emotion. In and of itself, anger is not the issue. However, when anger becomes our modus operandi in every situation we encounter, it swiftly becomes a fearful and destructive force. When anger subsides, we may become filled with guilt or resentment causing further harm to our selfesteem. To compound matters, we may become defensive and in doing so, be less likely to apologize or make amends. “To be fair,” you might argue, “there is a time to react.” And you would be right. Reacting is the right and natural choice in many circumstances. Seizing opportunities or snatching a child from the path of an oncoming vehicle demands an immediate, almost instinctual reaction to current circumstances. Put another way, our “hell” is not the result of reacting when appropriate but rather, of reacting to every situation when a better option is available to us. In contrast, when we respond to a situation, we tend to choose our words and action with care — weighing the consequences. We are more likely to express openly how we feel, discuss issues objectively and move toward mutually beneficial solutions. You might be surprised how — with a little practice — you can also learn to respond instantly as well as appropriately. So, what are the benefits of reasoning out a considered response versus reactions and confrontations? Greater peace, less stress, more positive outcomes — a release from hell. If you’ve spent a lifetime reacting to everything, it might be prudent to ask yourself why. Do some soulsearching. I would hazard to guess it’s because you’ve been living your life from a place of fear rather than a place of love. If you’re frightened, you’re more likely to ramp things up and lash out rather than calm down and look for positive and grounded solutions. That said, here are some tips that may help to rein in your reactions. Refuse to be drawn in or manipulated. There will always be those people who know your hot buttons. And they experience great joy when pushing them. When this happens, they own you emotionally. Learning to respond is to know who the button-pushers are in your life. Cool the waters. Stay calm. Each time you feel yourself starting to ramp up emotionally, stop whatever it is that you’re doing, take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Can this be turned into a positive experience?” Slow down and ask questions rather than making statements. Focus on solutions rather than problems. Events don’t have to be perceived as problems. Think of them as an opportunity to exercise self-control and practise self-awareness. Check your expectations. Most frustration (and resulting anger) is the result of unfulfilled expectations. What is it that you expect from others and what have you assumed to be true? “A life of reaction is a life of slavery,” wrote Emmy-nominated, American screenwriter Rita Mae Brown, “intellectually and spiritually.” One of the greatest secrets to prolonged happiness is remembering that it is not always about what’s happening to you; it’s more about the way you choose to respond to it. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem.ca.
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Good humour can bring family closer together Question: How can we use humor to promote a more cheerful and healthy atmosphere in our home? Jim: That’s a great question and one that reflects an understanding that humor and laughter are important elements of a happy, healthy and thriving family life. I think writer Agnes Repplier got it exactly right when she said, “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” So how can you turn your house into a place where love and laughter flow like the Mississippi? Here are some suggestions: ● First, don’t take yourself too seriously. Perspective often escapes us, making it easy to distort the significance of things. Take a step back and try to get a sense of where you fit in the “bigger picture.” And remind yourself that God JIM alone sees your situation as it really is. DALY ● Second, resolve to laugh even when you don’t feel like laughing. Tough times are when a good laugh is most urgent, and a bit of humor can help wash away the stress. It can also keep your marriage and family together when you’re coming unglued. ● Next, look for the humor around you. Art Linkletter famously observed that “people are funny” -- and it’s true. Life is full of good comedic material, so stay on the lookout for the comic element in everyday life. ● Also, discover what makes your spouse and children laugh. Study their individual humor styles and find ways to exploit and develop them at least once a day. ● Finally, learn how to poke fun at one another in a lighthearted, healthy, affirming and non-derogatory way. In the right relationship and proper context, some good-natured “teasing” can actually increase feelings of intimacy among family members. Just so long as one person’s “joke” doesn’t become another person’s raw and bleeding wound. Question: I’m a single woman and have a mutual interest in getting to know a man who’s eight years younger than I am. This feels strange because other guys I’ve dated have been closer to my own age. Do you think this is OK? Any advice? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: It wasn’t so long ago that your question would’ve raised eyebrows. But older women dating and marrying younger men isn’t considered as culturally taboo as it once was. Like every other relationship, the most important consideration is the character of the man and woman involved. That said, it’s worth mentioning some dynamics that can make these relationships unique in their challenges. One obvious area you’ll want to evaluate is his level of maturity and stability. Keep in mind that there can be a big difference if you and he are ages 26 and 18, or 34 and 26. This can be an issue, as men generally take more time to identify their purpose and place in the world; they aren’t always inclined to settle down, or prepared to support a family. Watch for how he handles his finances, stress, commitments to job, church, friends, family, etc. Equally important is the need for you to take an honest look at your motives and to be aware of possible blind spots. Women tend to be the more nurturing of the sexes, and some guys are looking for a perpetual mother. Such pairings typically have disastrous results, with the woman taking on every responsibility and eventually losing respect for and resenting the “little boy” she married who never grew up. Feel free, then, to move ahead. But as you do, be sure to ask yourself these and other questions early on and along the way to ensure that you’re both likeminded and in a similar, healthy place.
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Formal caution over weight-loss advertising claims contested BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A key player in the country’s weightloss industry is set to appeal discipline meted out to him by the body that regulates the medical profession in Ontario for violating advertising rules. Dr. Stanley Bernstein wants the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board to overturn the reprimand he was given last year. The complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons originated with lawyer Peter Rosenthal after a doctor pointed out to him that Bernstein was in breach of the rules with his advertising of his weightloss clinics. Rosenthal argued that Bernstein was making numerous unsubstantiated claims. In its decision in July, the college’s disciplinary committee upheld the complaint. Bernstein, according to the finding, violated the advertising rules “in a number of significant ways.” Among other things, the committee faulted his use on his website of testimonials — such as M.P. lost 196 pounds in 14 months — and before-and-after photographs of allegedly successful dieters. He also misused superlatives and failed to heed a ban on associating himself with the sale and promotion of products, the committee said. For example, the committee took issue with Bernstein’s claim to have helped “hundreds of thousands of people lose millions of pounds of excess weight and keep it off for life.” The committee found the claim “strains incredulity” and is not supported by objective scientific proof.
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LUANN May 6 2002 — “Spider-Man” becomes the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend. 1966 — Royal Canadian Mint announces it will strike a $20 Centennial gold coin. 1954 — US House of Representatives approves joining Canada in construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. 1937 — The German airship Hindenburg
crashes and burns in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirtysix people are killed. 1915 — Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox. 1901 — Niagara Parks Commission signs deal to divert water around the Falls to generate hydro electricity. 1877 — Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads 1,500 of his followers into Canada to ask protection from the Queen, after defeating General George Custer and the US 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
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CROSBY ENDS SCORING DROUGHT, FLEURY POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT OF RANGERS IN PENS’ GAME 3 WIN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penguins 2 Rangers 0 NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby scored his first goal. MarcAndre Fleury posted his second straight shutout. The New York Rangers’ power play still is proving to be nothing more than a problem for the Broadway Blueshirts. So it is no surprise the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken control of an Eastern Conference semifinal that suddenly seems one-sided. Crosby snapped a 13-game playoff goal drought in breaking a second-period scoreless tie, Jussi Jokinen added a goal, and Fleury turned aside 35 shots in a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night. “The main thing is that you get chances and that you are out there creating things, making it tough on them,” Crosby said. “That’s the first step. Eventually you trust that it will go in.” Coupled with Fleury’s 22 saves in a 3-0 victory one night earlier in Pittsburgh, the Penguins have reclaimed homeice advantage and lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Fleury has 51 career postseason wins and a team-record eight shutouts. “I don’t think there was any question he was the best player on the ice,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. It is the first time the Rangers have been shut out in con-
secutive playoff games since the 1937 Stanley Cup finals against Detroit. New York’s futile power play had already slowed down the offence, but now the Rangers can’t score at all. They were 0 for 5 with the advantage Monday, pushing their streak to 34 failed opportunities. “You might be frustrated right now, but it does no good,” Rangers forward Brad Richards said. “We are in the middle of a series, and out of those three games, we played two real good ones.” The Rangers haven’t scored since winning the opener in overtime. Game 4 is Wednesday in New York. Henrik Lundqvist made 13 saves for the Rangers, who played for the fifth time in seven days. They have consecutive losses in these playoffs for the first time. “We tried real hard. We were forced to play a stupid schedule,” coach Alain Vigneault said. “I am real proud of how our guys handled it. “We put our best foot forward in each and every game. Now we’ve got a full day to recover.” The tide turned in Pittsburgh’s favour in the second period for the third straight game. New York had 2:15 remaining on a 4-minute power play that began in the first, but couldn’t cash in. To make matters worse for the Rangers, Crosby took a long stretch
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New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) takes a shot on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) in the second period of their second-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday. pass from defenceman Robert Bortuzzo, outraced Marc Staal, and beat Lundqvist between the pads from the left circle 19 seconds after James Neal left the penalty box. It was Crosby’s 41st career playoff goal. The Penguins struck for their second goal right after killing another penalty. Jokinen jumped out of the box and got to a loose puck in the neutral zone after Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello failed to connect on a backward pass in
the Pittsburgh end. Jokinen came in alone and scored his fifth of the playoffs with 4:40 left in the second — 8 seconds after his penalty ended. “The Jokinen one, just stepping out of the box and finding his way onto that puck, and making it 2-0. That obviously is a tough pill to swallow,” Bylsma said of the Rangers. New York was suddenly down by two and had the weight of its anemic power
play enveloping the team even more. During the Rangers’ last advantage in the second period, the Madison Square Garden crowd implored them to “Shoot the puck!” They did, but to no avail. New York led 26-14 in shots through two periods, yet trailed by two. “I am happy about our whole team,” Vigneault said. “We played a real strong game. That is one of the best two-way teams in the league.”
Game of brains THERRIEN SAYS BRUINS’ MIND GAMES WON’T GET TO PRICE AS SERIES SHIFTS VENUES
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Los Angeles Kings defenceman Alec Martinez, center, celebrates his goal with left wing Tanner Pearson, left, and centre Jeff Carter, right, during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, in Anaheim, Calif.
Kings down Ducks to take control of series QUICK LEADS KINGS’ LATEST DEFENSIVE GEM IN TAKING 2-0 SERIES LEAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kings 3 Ducks 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jonathan Quick made 36 saves, Marian Gaborik scored his third goal in two games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, who opened their first playoff series against their local rivals with two victories at a road arena
packed with their own fans. Dwight King added an empty-net goal for Los Angeles, which has won six straight post-season games and is halfway to its third straight trip to the Western Conference finals. Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and Jonas Hiller stopped 14 shots for the Ducks, who couldn’t crack the Kings’ NHL-best defence despite controlling play for long stretches. Game 3 is Thursday at Staples Center.
of goals up high.” That drew a shrug from Price. “I’ve seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goalies throughout the league and that’s pretty much the scouting report on everybody,” he said. “It’s the same for (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask, it’s the same for me, it’s the same for Ben Bishop, it’s the same for Corey Crawford. It’s a pretty irrelevant comment, I thought.”
out the playoffs, probably 30 per cent of them are tips and 50 per cent of them are screens and the other 10 (per BROSSARD, Que. — The cent) are just clean shots.” mind games have begun in Price has been solid in the the Boston-Montreal playoff series, allowing seven goals series. on 85 shots in two games, inCanadiens coach Michel cluding several big saves on Therrien said Monday his close-in chances. The Bruins team won’t be put off by what had Montreal hemmed in its he feels are the Bruins atzone for long stretches of both tempts to plant a seed of doubt games. in goalie Carey Price’s head. Canadiens winger Brendan Or by what he feels is BruGallagher said that ins’ coach Claude if the goalie who Julien’s bid to catch a break from ‘WE’VE DEFINITELY NOTICED THAT WHEN backstopped Canada to gold at the the referees. HE’S SCREENED, HE’S LOOKING LOW Winter Olympics “It’s something AND HE GETS REALLY LOW. I THINK WE in February has a they’ve tried in spot, he’s yet the past,” said CAN SCORE A LOT OF GOALS UP HIGH.’ blind to find it during Therrien, whose team emerged — BOSTON BRUINS DEFENCEMAN DOUGIE HAMILTON practices. “I’ve been from the openON THEIR TEAM’S KEY TO BEATING ing two games in CANADIENS GOALTENDER CAREY PRICE shooting on him for two years now Boston tied 1-1 in and I’ve yet to find the best-of-seven Price insists he wasn’t do- a weakness, so I don’t know if Eastern Conference semifinal. “We all remember in the (2013) ing a little toying of his own they’ve (found) one,” said GalStanley Cup final when they with the Bruins’ minds when lagher. “In our minds, he’s the talked about (Chicago goalie) he said they were lucky after best goalie in the world and he Corey Crawford and how he Boston’s comeback 5-3 win in shows that every night.” Game 2. The Bruins erased a However they go in, the Cawas giving up goals glove side. “It’s a part of their strat- 3-1 deficit in the final 9:04 of nadiens want to concede fewer egy. It’s the same thing with the third period to even the of them on home ice. Therrien will have last line Claude’s comments, how they series. Two goals beat Price high, change, so he’ll be able to had to deal with penalties — which I find they’re coming although one went off Fran- match his best checkers and out of pretty well. They’re try- cis Bouillon’s stick and an- defencemen against Boston’s ing to influence the decisions other — the tying goal by Pa- top threats and perhaps keep of the officials. These are the trice Bergeron — skipped off possession of the puck a little Boston Bruins. It’s always the ice and shot up under the longer. The Canadiens certainly been like this and it won’t crossbar. “A puck that hits nothing want the puck in Boston’s end change. It doesn’t seem to be affecting my players and, as and goes top shelf? That’s of the ice more than it was in far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t pretty lucky in my opinion,” the first two games. said Price. “It starts with our forecheck affect me.” But he also said: “They and possession of the puck Game 3 is set for Tuesday night at what will no doubt be did a pretty good job of get- through the neutral zone,” for the Bruins a loud and hos- ting to the net. They’re a very said winger Brian Gionta. big, battling team and they’re “When we’re doing that right tile Bell Centre. Bruins defencemen Dougie experienced. They know what we can get our guys in there to Hamilton and Torey Krug have it takes to score goals in the press their defence into maksuggested the key to beating playoffs. We’re going to have ing quicker decisions. “They don’t come out as Price is to shoot high, particu- to do a better job of finding a clean and therefore they don’t larly when they have traffic in way to see the puck.” Not just the high shots, he come into our end as clean. front of the net. We were doing that for the “We’ve definitely noticed added. “Like I said, it’s a pretty most part of Game 2.” that when he’s screened, he’s Therrien would not comlooking low and he gets really general statement at this time low,” Hamilton said on Sun- of year. If you look at all the ment on potential lineup day. “I think we can score a lot goals that are scored through- changes. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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RDC MEN’S HOCKEY BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF RDC Kings head coach Trevor Keeper took a step forward to filling his forward positions on Monday, when Red Deer native Connor Hartley signed a commitment agreement with the Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League squad. “Connor has been on our radar for some time, but he wanted to see about his courses before committing,” explained Keeper. “I’ve watched him for a couple of years (with the Okotoks Oilers) and he’s a solid two-way forward, who’s good defensively, on the penalty kill and on faceoffs. This year he played on their top line and scored 49 points and didn’t lose any of his defensive effectiveness.” The six-foot, 180-pound Hartley scored 21 goals and 28 assists with 52 minutes in penalties in 58 games this season, his second full season with the Alberta Junior Hockey League squad. Hartley played the 2009-10 and 201011 seasons with the Red Deer midget AAA Optimist Chiefs, scoring 36 goals and 31 assists in 63 games. He also had 14 goals and six assists in 21 playoffs games over the two years. He played one game with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL in 2009-10 and five games with the Oilers in 201011. He started the 2011-12 season with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL, managing just three assists in 24 games, before moving to the Oilers where he had seven goals and six assists in 28 games. He managed 11 goals and 11 helpers in 59 games in 2012-13. The fact Hartley is from Red Deer fits well with Keeper. “The more local players the better,” he said. “It’s good for the player and for their friends and family.” Keeper also announced that Brett Printz and Clayton Petrie will be back for sure. “They had a couple of things to straighten around with their courses, so we’re certainly glad to see them back,” he said. Printz joined the Kings at Christmas last year and averaged close to a point a game while giving them more size up front. Petrie is smaller, but offensively skilled. “As well (goaltender) Mike Salmon transferred into business administration and could be around for another three or four years, so it’s nice not to be shopping for goaltenders every year,” said Keeper, who has several other forwards on his shopping list. Three of the players are still playing — two with the Yorkton Terriers and one with the Dauphin Kings — in the Royal Bank Cup, which is set for May 10-18 in Vernon, B.C. Keeper saw all three prospects at the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin and will see them again at the Royal Bank Cup. “I wasn’t worried about them making a commitment until after the championship. They can focus on that and then look at their options.” Keeper is also talking with a player from B.C. who played four years in the BC junior league, plus another forward from Central Alberta.” firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIEFS Crosby, Getzlaf and Giroux named finalists for NHLPA’s Ted Lindsay Award TORONTO — Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers have been nominated as finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award is presented annually to the most valuable player in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association. The three centres are also the finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded by the NHL to the player considered most valuable to his team.
Hurricanes fire coach Kirk Muller after missing playoffs for fifth straight year RALEIGH, N.C. — Ron Francis wasted little time putting his stamp on the Carolina Hurricanes. One week into his new job as gen-
Blue Jays stifle Phillies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 3 Phillies 0 PHILADELPHIA — A two-week layoff didn’t bother J.A. Happ. Jose Reyes hit a leadoff homer, Happ tossed three-hit ball over five innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Monday night. Facing his former team, Happ (1-0) walked four and pitched out of trouble often in his first start of the season. The left-hander was filling in for injured righty Brendan Morrow. Four relievers finished off the seven-hitter. “I do like coming back here. I’ve got a lot of memories from when I was playing here,” he said. “Overall, I felt good. I just want to get more comfortable so this was a good first step.” Kyle Kendrick (0-3) lost his eighth straight decision, dating to last season. He gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings. The Phillies failed to go two games above .500 for the first time since Oct. 1, 2012. They are 0-4 in those situations this season. “We just couldn’t get anything going and we had 11 men left on base,” manager Ryne Sandberg said. “We had some opportunities, but couldn’t get a big hit.” A video review in the eighth inning cost Marlon Byrd an infield single after replay officials overturned a close call at first. Reyes charged the slow roller, barehanded it and his one-hop throw was in time to get Byrd. Reyes hit his 19th career leadoff homer to give the Blue Jays the lead. Melky Cabrera followed with a single and scored on Juan Francisco’s bloop single to left with two outs. Josh Thole’s RBI double to left-centre made it 3-0 in the second. “Anytime you get an early lead, it’s good for your team,” Reyes said. “I always see the ball good here.”
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Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd, left, is tagged out by Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole while trying to score on a fly out by Ryan Howard during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Monday, in Philadelphia. Byrd greeted reliever Esmil Rogers with a triple to start Philadelphia’s sixth. But Byrd was thrown out by right fielder Jose Bautista trying to score on Ryan Howard’s fly out. A video review confirmed the call. Side-winding lefty Aaron Loup struck out three batters in the seventh, including Chase Utley to strand two runners. Brett Cecil worked the ninth for his second save. Jimmy Rollins wasn’t in Philadelphia’s starting lineup because he tweaked his right groin in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Washington. Freddy Galvis filled in for him and snapped an 0-for24 slump with a line-drive single to
right in the third. Rollins popped out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Happ made his first appearance since April 23. He pitched out of the bullpen three times after starting the season on the disabled list because of a back injury. “He stepped up,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He was a little rusty in the beginning, but he kicked it in and did a good job.” Happ was 12-4 with a 2.93 ERA and finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting for the NL champion Phillies in 2009. He was traded along with two minor-leaguers to Houston for Roy Oswalt on July 29, 2010.
Wild look to regroup and rebound after losing first two games in Chicago BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild came back to the comfort of home, already trailing Chicago by two games in the Western Conference semifinals. They were in this position just two weeks ago, so there’s obvious precedent for a rebound. But over that same time span, the Blackhawks are unbeaten. For all the moxie the Wild showed in rallying from a 2-0 deficit against the Avalanche in the last round, including four tying goals in their overtime triumph at Colorado in Game 7, they’ve lacked the same edge in these first two matchups with the Blackhawks. “We definitely haven’t shown what we’re capable of. We haven’t been on our game. We haven’t had that grittiness that we brought last series,” right wing Charlie Coyle said at Xcel Energy Center after most of the team took Monday off from the ice. “I think being at home right now is good for us and usually brings out the best in us, being here and playing here.” This is an inarguably better Wild team than the one that lost in the first round to the Blackhawks last year in five games, but they have yet to prove they can compete with the defending Stanley Cup champions in the post-season. So far over the two series, they’re 1-6 against the Blackhawks with no goals in 21 power plays. “This year and last year are completely different. I think we have a different group in here,” Wild left wing Dany Heatley said. “You guys can run whatever numbers you want, but I think we believe we can beat this team and it starts tomorrow.” Game 3 is Tuesday, and Game 4 is Friday. “Even when we’re up 2-0 it doesn’t mean anything,” Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa said. “You need to steal at least one game on their ice eral manager, Francis fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff. Now leading a franchise that has made the playoffs just once in eight years, Francis cited the need for a “fresh start” and warned that nobody on the roster — from the marquee names, to the grinders at the end of the bench — is untouchable. “I don’t think changing the coaches lets the players off the hook,” Francis said. “I think there has to be a lot of responsibility on their shoulders as well to turn this thing around. Hopefully we can do that going forward.” Francis, a Hall of Fame player and former captain and assistant coach with the Hurricanes, took control of the team last week when Jim Rutherford stepped aside after a two-decade run as its GM. As part of his first big housecleaning move, assistants John MacLean and Dave Lewis also were fired and goaltending coach Greg Stefan was reassigned back to the team’s pro scouting department. Rod Brind’Amour, a third-year assistant who was the captain of Carolina’s only Stanley Cup-winning team in 2006, was retained because Francis said “Roddy really didn’t have, in my estimation, a prominent role on this staff.” Francis says it’s “an open search at this point,” is looking for “a guy who’s a teacher” with strong communication and leadership qualities and ideally would like to hire his new coach before the June 27-28 draft.
to get the series the way we want it to be.” It sure didn’t mean much to the St. Louis Blues, who won the first two games at home against Chicago before dropping four in a row by a cumulative 14-6. The Blackhawks haven’t lost since April 19 and have outscored their opponents 23-9 since. They’ve taken the first lead in all of their six straight wins, including 2-0 over the Wild in each game this series.
“They’re very comfortable with their system,” Wild coach Mike Yeo said. “They have confidence with the way their goalie’s playing right now. And so they just continue to sort of play the same way, and then you make a mistake and they capitalize on that. So there’s no question it’s a challenge.” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said right wing Andrew Shaw, who left Game 1 with an unspecified lowerbody injury, was out for Game 3.
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SCOREBOARD Hockey Pittsburgh 7 7 1 — 15 NY Rangers 10 16 9 — 35 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury (W, 6-3-0); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (L, 5-5-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Pittsburgh: 0-1; NY Rangers: 0-5. Kings 3, Ducks 1 First Period 1. Los Angeles, Gaborik 6 (Kopitar, Brown) :34. 2. Anaheim, Maroon 2 (Getzlaf, Fowler) 9:40 (pp). 3. Los Angeles, Martinez 2 (Toffoli, Pearson) 12:07. Penalties — Greene LA (roughing) 8:17, Allen Ana (roughing) 8:17, Doughty LA (hooking) 8:54. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Quick LA (roughing) 3:21, Maroon Ana (slashing) 4:56, Stoll LA (tripping) 7:29, Beleskey Ana (interference) 10:53, Beleskey Ana (tripping) 19:49. Third Period 4. Los Angeles, King 1 (Williams) 19:02 (en). Penalties — Voynov LA (holding) 5:41. Shots on goal Los Angeles 8 5 4 — 17 Anaheim 10 12 15 — 37 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 6-3-0); Anaheim: Hiller (L, 1-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 0-3; Anaheim: 1-4.
Pacific Division Anaheim (1) vs. Los Angeles (3) (Los Angeles leads series 2-0) Saturday, May 3 Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 2, OT Monday, May 5 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1 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 x — if necessary.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs SECOND ROUND Division Finals EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston (1) vs. Montreal (3) (Series tied 1-1) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4 Boston 3, 2OT Saturday, May 3 Boston 5 Montreal 3 Tuesday, May 6 Boston at Montreal, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Boston at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Montreal at Boston, TBD
Monday’s summaries Penguins 2 Rangers 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Goc Pgh (roughing) 5:16, Neal Pgh (high-sticking) 18:15. Second Period 1. Pittsburgh, Crosby 1 (Bortuzzo, Kunitz) 2:34. 2. Pittsburgh, Jokinen 5 (unassisted) 15:20. Penalties — Klein NYR (cross-checking) 10:19, Jokinen Pgh (stick holding) 13:12. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Martin Pgh (hooking) 18:02. Shots on goal
Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh (1) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) (Pittsburgh leads series 2-1) Friday, May 2 NY Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 2, OT Sunday, May 4 NY Rangers 0, Pittsburgh 3 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh 2, NY Rangers 0 Wednesday, May 7
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoring Leaders G A Pts Anze Kopitar, LA 4 9 13 Zach Parise, Minn 3 8 11 Paul Stastny, Col 5 5 10 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 4 6 10 Nathan MacKinnon, Col 2 8 10 Jonathan Toews, Chi 4 5 9 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 3 6 9 Brent Seabrook, Chi 2 7 9 P.K. Subban, Mtl 2 7 9 Marian Gaborik, LA 5 3 8 Patrick Kane, Chi 5 3 8 Bryan Bickell, Chi 5 3 8 Matt Niskanen, Pgh 2 6 8 Marian Hossa, Chi 2 6 8 Patrice Bergeron, Bos 2 6 8 Drew Doughty, LA 1 7 8 Paul Martin, Pgh 0 8 8
Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston
West Division W L Pct 19 13 .594 17 15 .531 15 15 .500 15 15 .500 10 22 .313
● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Lacoka at Innisfail, 8 p.m., Blue Arena. ● Senior C men’s lacrosse: Okotoks at Blackfalds, 8:30 p.m., Multiplex.
● Senior high girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Hunting Hills, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt East. ● Senior high boys soccer: Notre Dame at Central Alberta Christian, Olds at Lindsay Thurber (at Annie L. Gaetz), 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high girls rugby: Olds vs. Notre Dame, Rimbey vs. Lindsay Thurber, 5 p.m.; Lacombe vs. Hunting Hills, Lindsay Thurber vs. Olds, 5:30 p.m.; Notre Dame vs. Hunting Hills, Rimbey vs. Lacombe, 6 p.m.; all games at Titans Park.
● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Manitoba Blizzard at Red Deer, 11:30 a.m., Innisfail Arena Red. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Lethbridge at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., GH Dawe Centre; Calgary Wranglers at Lacoka, 5 p.m., Ponoka Culture and Rec Complex.
● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Axemen at Innisfail, 1 p.m., Arena Blue.
Basketball x-Tuesday, May 13: Washington at Indiana, TBA x-Thursday, May 15: Indiana at Washington, TBA
GB — 1/2 2 2 2
Atlanta Washington Miami New York Philadelphia
GB — 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 7 1/2
Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago
GB — 2 3 3 9
Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 3, Boston 2, 10 innings Toronto 7, Pittsburgh 2 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 2 Detroit 9, Kansas City 4 Seattle 8, Houston 7 Texas 14, L.A. Angels 3
San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles San Diego Arizona
East Division W L Pct 17 14 .548 17 14 .548 17 15 .531 16 15 .516 15 15 .500
GB — — 1/2 1 1 1/2
Central Division W L Pct 22 11 .667 17 16 .515 15 16 .484 12 20 .375 11 19 .367
GB — 5 6 9 1/2 9 1/2
West Division W L Pct 21 11 .656 20 14 .588 18 14 .563 14 18 .438 11 24 .314
GB — 2 3 7 11 1/2
Sunday’s Games Miami 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 San Francisco 4, Atlanta 1 Toronto 7, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 1, Washington 0 San Diego 4, Arizona 3 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 5, Colorado 1 St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Monday’s Games Minnesota 1, Cleveland 0, 10 innings Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0 Detroit 2, Houston 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 1, 12 innings Colorado 8, Texas 2 Seattle 4, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, late Kansas City at San Diego, late
Monday’s Games San Francisco 11, Pittsburgh 10, 13 innings Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, late Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3 St. Louis 4, Atlanta 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 1, 12 innings Milwaukee 8, Arizona 3 Colorado 8, Texas 2 Kansas City at San Diego, late
Tuesday’s Games Minnesota (Deduno 0-1) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 0-5) at Detroit (Ray 0-0), 5:08 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 3-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 2-1), 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-3), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Texas (Ross Jr. 1-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 3-1), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-3) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 4-2), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (Elias 2-2) at Oakland (J.Chavez 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-2) at San Diego (Erlin 1-4), 8:10 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0) at Washington (Undecided), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Hudson 4-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-4), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-3), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-4) at Miami (H.Alvarez 1-2), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lyons 0-2) at Atlanta (Floyd 0-0), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 1-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Texas (Ross Jr. 1-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 3-1), 6:40 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-2) at San Diego (Erlin 1-4), 8:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games Seattle at Oakland, 1:35 p.m., 1st game Kansas City at San Diego, 1:40 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 5:05 p.m., 2nd game Philadelphia at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 10:40 a.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 1:40 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Cincinnati at Boston, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m.
Monday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE
BRIEFS Hill finishes seventh at MLJT event in Lethbridge Logan Hill of Red Deer recorded rounds of 80-70 to finish seventh in the juvenile boys division of a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at Lethbridge Paradise Canyon during the weekend. Hill’s 36-hole score of 150 was five strokes back of winner A.J. Armstrong of St. Albert (74-71—145). Jaxon Lynn of Sylvan Lake placed 11th in the division with a 154 total (7975) and Grant Numrich of Red Deer was 13th (77-80—157). Brett Pasula of Red Deer tied for 15th in the junior boys division, carding rounds of 78-76 for a 154 total, while Jordan Cooke of Sylvan Lake was 17th in the bantam boys division with a 180 total (90-90). Patrick Murphy of Crossfield won the junior boys title with a 36-hole tally of 139 (71-68) and Ethan Choi of Pincher
Minnesota 000 000 000 1 — 1 8 0 Cleveland 000 000 000 0 — 0 3 1 (10 innings) Gibson, Duensing (8), Thielbar (9), Perkins (10) and K.Suzuki; McAllister, Shaw (7), Allen (9), Axford (10), Rzepczynski (10) and Y.Gomes. W—Thielbar 2-0. L—Axford 0-3. Sv—Perkins (8). HRs—Minnesota, E.Escobar (1). Houston 000 000 000 — 0 3 2 Detroit 000 000 11x — 2 6 1 Cosart, Bass (8) and J.Castro; Scherzer, Nathan (9) and Avila. W—Scherzer 4-1. L—Cosart 1-3. Sv— Nathan (6). HRs—Detroit, V.Martinez (5). Seattle 200 011 000 — 4 9 0 Oakland 000 200 000 — 2 4 0 C.Young, Furbush (7), Leone (7), Beimel (7), Medina (8), Rodney (9) and Zunino; Kazmir, Abad (7), Cook (8) and Jaso, D.Norris. W—C.Young 2-0. L— Kazmir 4-1. Sv—Rodney (8). HRs—Seattle, Romero (1). Oakland, Moss (5). INTERLEAGUE Toronto 210 000 000 — 3 7 1 Phila. 000 000 000 — 0 7 0 Happ, Rogers (6), Loup (7), Delabar (8), Cecil (9) and Thole; K.Kendrick, Diekman (8) and Ruiz. W— Happ 1-0. L—K.Kendrick 0-3. Sv—Cecil (2). HRs— Toronto, Reyes (2). Chicago (A) 100 000 000 002 — 3 6 0 Chicago (N) 000 001 000 000 — 1 4 2 (12 innings) Quintana, Belisario (8), Petricka (10), S.Downs (11), D.Webb (11), Lindstrom (12) and Flowers; Samardzija, N.Ramirez (10), Schlitter (11), W.Wright (12), Grimm (12) and Castillo. W—D.Webb 3-0. L— Grimm 1-1. Sv—Lindstrom (5). Texas 000 001 001 — 2 9 1 Colorado 021 020 21x — 8 13 2 M.Perez, Sh.Tolleson (6), Poreda (7), Frasor (8), Cotts (8) and Chirinos; Lyles, Masset (9) and Pacheco. W—Lyles 4-0. L—M.Perez 4-2. HRs— Colorado, Arenado (6), Tulowitzki 2 (9). NATIONAL LEAGUE San Fran. 200 005 201 0001 — 11 20 1 Pittsburgh 004 041 100 0000 — 10 16 1 (13 innings) Petit, Dunning (5), J.Gutierrez (6), Affeldt (7), Casilla (9), Machi (11), Romo (13) and H.Sanchez; Locke, Morris (6), Ju.Wilson (7), Watson (7), Melancon (9), J.Gomez (10), J.Hughes (13) and T.Sanchez, C.Stewart. W—Machi 5-0. L—J.Hughes 1-1. Sv— Romo (10). HRs—Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (8). St. Louis 000 031 000 — 4 9 0 Atlanta 000 002 100 — 3 9 1 S.Miller, Neshek (6), Siegrist (7), C.Martinez (8), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina; Harang, Varvaro (7), D.Carpenter (8), Avilan (9) and Gattis. W—S.Miller 4-2. L—Harang 3-3. Sv—Rosenthal (9). HRs— Atlanta, R.Pena (2). New York 200 100 000 — 3 6 2 Miami 000 000 031 — 4 9 0 Niese, Matsuzaka (8), Farnsworth (8), Rice (9), Germen (9) and d’Arnaud, Recker; Eovaldi, Hand (8), Cishek (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Cishek 2-1. L—Rice 0-1. HRs—New York, Dan.Murphy (1), Granderson (3). Arizona 102 000 000 — 3 10 0 Milwaukee 120 014 00x — 8 9 0 Bolsinger, Delgado (6), Cahill (7) and Montero; Garza, W.Smith (7), Wooten (8), Duke (9) and Maldonado. W—Garza 2-3. L—Bolsinger 1-2. HRs— Milwaukee, C.Gomez (8), Maldonado (1), Segura (2).
Creek was the bantam boys winner with a 149 total (77-72).
Fencing club captures 10 medals at Western Canadian Championships The Red Deer Fencing Club captured 10 medals in the epee division at the Western Canadian Championships in Winnipeg during the weekend. Head coach Petar Toshkov was a double gold medalist, winning the open and veteran men’s titles while Karen Lyver won the open women’s title and CJ Wilson took first in the U15 men’s competition. Zac Zanussi was second in the U20 men’s category and third in the open men’s division while Riley Norman was second in the U15 men’s division and third in the U17 category. Devyn Hurry placed second in the U17 men’s division while Shawn Rowland was third in the U15 men’s competition. The Red Deer Club, competing against teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, captured the most medals by one club in one weapon category.
FIRST ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 4, Atlanta 3 Miami 4, Charlotte 0 Brooklyn 4, Toronto 3 Washington 4, Chicago 1
WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Portland Tuesday, May 6: Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8: Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10: San Antonio at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 12: at San Antonio at Portland, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14: Portland at San Antonio, TBA x-Friday, May 16: San Antonio at Portland, TBA x-Monday, May 19: Portland at San Antonio, TBA
WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Dallas 3 Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 3 L.A. Clippers 4, Golden State 3 Portland 4, Houston 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
L.A. Clippers 1, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 5: L.A. Clippers 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 7: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Thursday, May 15: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TBA x-Sunday, May 18: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami vs. Brooklyn Tuesday, May 6: Brooklyn at Miami, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8: Brooklyn at Miami, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10: Miami at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Monday, May 12: Miami at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 14: Brooklyn at Miami, TBA x-Friday, May 16: Miami at Brooklyn, TBA Washington 1, Indiana 0 Monday, May 5: Washington 102, Indiana 96 Wednesday, May 7: Washington at Indiana, 5 p.m. Friday, May 9: Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.
Transactions Jimenez to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Salt Lake. Agreed to terms with LHP Dustin Richardson on a minor league contract. Sent RHP Dane De La Rosa to Salt Lake for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled OF James Jones from Tacoma. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned OF Anthony Gose to Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Marcus Stroman from Buffalo. Sent 1B Adam Lind to Dunedin (FSL) and RHP Casey Janssen to New Hampshire (EL) for rehab assignments. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Assigned OF Roger Bernadina outright to Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Colorado Springs (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Nick Masset from Colorado Springs. Transferred RHP Tyler Chatwood to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Pedro Baez from Chattanooga (SL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Sent RHP Ethan Martin to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Casey Sadler to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Sent LHP Jaime Garcia and RHP Jason Motte to Springfield (TL) for rehab assignments. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Designated OF Xavier Nady for assignment. Recalled INF/OF Kyle Blanks from El Paso (PCL).
Monday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Fired coach Kirk Muller and assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis. Reassigned goaltending coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department. American Hockey League AHL — Approved the relocation of the franchise from Abbotsford, B.C., to Glens Falls, N.Y., beginning with the 2014-15 season. ABBOTSFORD HEAT — Assigned D Kane Lafranchise to Alaska (ECHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Greenville F Kyle Jean three games and fined him an undisclosed amount. Ontario Hockey League KINGSTON FRONTENACS — Signed general manager Doug Gilmour and assistant general manager Darren Keily to multi-year contract extensions. Announced the contracts of coach Todd Gill and assistant coach Jeff Reid will not be renewed. ATHLETICS COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT — Reduced the six-year doping ban of Jamaican sprinter Dominique Blake to four years, six months. BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Tampa Bay RHP Steve Geltz (Durham-IL) 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed DH Jason Giambi on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated C Yan Gomes from paternity leave. DETROIT TIGERS — Assigned INF Jordan Lennerton outright to Toledo (IL). Optioned RHP Jose Orega to Toledo. HOUSTON ASTROS — Designated LHP Raul Valdes for assignment. Recalled LHP Darin Downs from Oklahoma City (PCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Luis
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U15 Kings win silver at provincials CALGARY — The Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club captured silver at the provincial U15 championships during the weekend. The Kings downed the Grande Prairie Wolves 28-30, 25-17, 15-5 in the semifinal before dropping a 16-25, 18-25 decision to the Edmonton Nooks in the final. The Kings will compete in the Canadian Open Western championships in Regina.
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Central Division W L Pct 18 9 .667 15 15 .500 16 17 .485 14 16 .467 13 19 .406
● Women’s fastball: N. Jensen’s Bandits vs. Lacombe Physio Shooters, Red Deer U16 Rage vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Badgers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; TNT Athletics at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m. ● Senior high girls soccer: Lacombe at Notre Dame, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt West.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago (3) vs. Minnesota (WC) (Chicago leads series 2-0) Friday, May 2 Chicago 5 Minnesota 2 Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4 Minnesota 1 Tuesday, May 6 Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 Chicago at Minnesota, TBD Sunday, May 11 x-Minnesota at Chicago, TBD
● Senior high girls soccer: Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m. at Annie L. Gaetz. ● Senior high boys soccer: Hunting Hills at Sylvan Lake, Alix at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: Alberta Kaizen Warriors vs. Stettler Heat, TNT Athletics vs. Alberta Kaizen Warriors, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Panthers vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; Red Deer U16 Rage at Lacombe Physio Shooters, 7 p.m. ● Junior B tier 3 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Olds, 7:30 p.m., Sports Complex main.
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Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 x-NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD
Portland vs. Edmonton (Portland leads series 1-0) Saturday, May. 3 Portland 5 Edmonton 2 Sunday, May. 4 Edmonton 1, Portland 3 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.
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American League East Division W L Pct 16 14 .533 15 14 .517 15 17 .469 15 17 .469 15 17 .469
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WEST Ann Louise April 12, 1942 - April 24, 2014 With deepest sadness and loss, Ann Louise West passed and rose to her Lord on April 24, 2014. Ann experienced and enjoyed a life full of adventures, people, and places. Ann was a fantastic mother, proud of her independence, determined to take on all that life challenged her. Her infectious big smile, inquisitive mind and compassion for those in need will all be sadly missed. Ann will always be with us. Ann was predeceased by her daughter Christine but is survived by her son Craig (Louise) West of Red Deer, their children Jennifer and Carson, and her extended families in B.C. and abroad. Ann cherished you all. A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer County on Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
ZUBOT Alexander “Alex” Balzar Zubot passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4th In Red Deer, AB at the age of 85. Alex is one of 8 brothers and sisters, and 2 half sisters. Alex is predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary Zubot, his sister Pauline Bosch, brothers Emanuel Zubot, Adolph Zubot and Carl Zubot. Alex is survived by his loving wife Isolde of 54 years. They were very proud parents of 2 sons, Warren who resides in Edmonton, AB and Brent who resides in Balzac, AB with his wife Theresa (MacMillan) and their three daughters Paige (10), Jordan (9) and Rylee (7). Alex is also survived by his brothers Michael of Calgary, AB, Bernard of Medicine Hat, AB and Paul of Dorchester, ON. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins stretched across Canada and Europe. Alex was born in Mendham, SK on November 15, 1928, and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. He worked with the Canadian Pacific Railway for several years as a telegrapher, then at the Brooks School District for 7 years as the SecretaryTreasurer. Alex and Isolde (Henrich) were married on October 1st, 1959. In 1965 Alex and Isolde moved to Drayton Valley, AB and opened a Stedman’s franchise store. In 1966 their first son Warren was born, and a short 14 months later, their second son Brent was born. Alex and Isolde opened 2 more Stedman’s stores in Barrhead and Rocky Mountain House, before finally selling the franchises and moving to Red Deer in 1979 where they purchased Red Deer Overdoor Co. In 1984 Alex retired from his full-time business ventures and tried his hand at the real estate market for a few years. Alex had a passion for woodworking, and his work can be found on display in numerous homes of friends and family members. He was a warm, quiet, and peaceful person who enjoyed everything in life from having coffee with his buddies at A&W to visits with his boys and 3 beautiful granddaughters. Alex was a wonderful husband and father who was an incredible role model to his boys. We are all so very lucky and blessed to have known him. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 9th at 11:00am at St.Mary’s Catholic Church at 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer Alberta, T4N 5X8. The family would like to extend an invitation to all attendees to a light lunch and refreshments in the Parish Centre immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada online at www.heartandstroke.com, or by calling 1-888-473-4636.
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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...
KRUGER David 1953 - 2014 Mr. David Charles “Dave” Kruger of Didsbury, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Dave was born on September 2, 1953 at Fairview, Alberta. He worked in the Oilfield Industry and was employed with Peter Overwater Construction at Olds, Alberta. Dave had a passion for sports; he loved playing hockey and also refereed many games. He also enjoyed playing golf. Dave avidly cheered on his favorite teams, the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Stampeders. Although a rough and athletic man, Dave had a heart of gold and loved his family. He was known as the Greatest Uncle ever to his adoring nieces and nephews. Dave truly loved them and they were his pride and joy. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters; Deanna Overwater of Calgary, Alberta, Dennis (Bev) Kruger of Mission, British Columbia, Dorothea (Bruce) Sheppard of Red Deer, Alberta, Darcy (Zareena) Kruger of Calgary, Alberta and Doug (Judi) Kruger of Dallas, Texas. He will also be deeply missed by his cherished nieces, nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews, as well as many loyal friends. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Al and Rosemary Kruger and a brother-in-law, Eric Overwater. A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at Heartland Funeral Services, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, Alberta on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Gary Sinclair officiating. Dave will be laid to rest with his parents at the Olds Cemetery, Olds, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Dave’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Palliative Care Unit at www.albertahealthservices.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
CRANDALL In loving memory of Cam who passed May 6, 1977 Deep in our hearts lies a picture of a loved one gone to rest. In memories frame we shall keep him, because he was the best. ~ Always loved & sadly missed by his parents and family
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HAGEL Joey Joey Hagel of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the age of 27 years. Joey was known for his compassionate heart, sense of ridiculous humor, and by his handsomeness. Joey is survived by his loving mother Patricia Austin, step-father Vern Austin and sisters, Angela Ezra, Louise Helder, and Miranda Fenrich, as well as his nieces and nephews. Joey is very loved and will be missed by many friends and family. Visitations will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer, on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Alto-Reste Cemetery following the Funeral Mass. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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ADAM & EVE UNISEX In the Parkland Mall is seeking P/T / F/T HAIR STYLISTS Please drop off resume in person. WE are looking for a F/T or P/T journeyman (60% commission with ticket) or apprentice hairstylist for busy family salon in Lacombe. Great wages and benefits packages. Bring resume to Hairapy at Lacombe Center Mall
ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work during shut down, $14/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black
Full-Time/Part time Employment Opportunity Licensed Practical Nurse Panel Manager The Wolf Creek Primary Care Network is hiring Licenced Practical Nurses to work in medical clinics in Lacombe, Ponoka and Sylvan Lake. These are Monday to Friday positions with no shift work or weekends. The Panel Manager works in a one-on-one relationship with a family doctor. Goals include increasing efficiency in the family doctor’s office to improve access for patients, enhancing the patient’s primary care experience, and improving clinical outcomes and quality of life. The Panel Manager will be taught how to assist the physician and clinic to use information technology and healthcare knowledge to ensure that patients receive chronic and preventive care. The majority of Wolf Creek Panel Managers are Licensed Practical Nurses, however other health care professional will be considered for these positions. Interested applicants should submit their resumes by May 23, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 403.782.5431. The Wolf Creek Primary Care Network would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC. immediately requires an
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1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production to provide various office Testing company, based duties including; out of Sylvan Lake, is Reception duties, including currently accepting resumes answering the phones Maintaining files and for the following positions: filing paper work ect. Assist with equipment * Experienced maintenance Some accounting and Production Testing * Day Supervisors data entry Other duties as needed * Night Operators
The successful candidate must be organized, have a positive attitude and experience a definite asset. Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeanine: email@example.com
President Ken Williamson (L), presents Nathan Cottenie, representing Cam Clark Ford, with a check for $2,500 as the finalist in our 49th annual “Friend of youth” dinner draw.
If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE current driver’s abstract requires and current safety FRONT DESK certificates to the following: RECEPTIONIST Fax 403-887-4750 Starting wage $16/hour. firstname.lastname@example.org Computer skills a requirement. or contact Jeanine at Please fax resume 403-887-2147 to 403-342-2024. Please specify position OFFICE assistant req’d for when replying to this ad. Clive area trucking company. Knowledge of trucking We would like to thank all industry and general those candidates who knowledge of maintenance apply, however only an asset but willing to train. qualified personnel will Flexible hrs. Exc. be contacted. wages/benefits. Fax CLASS 1 driver w/5 yrs. resume to 403-784-2330 exp. and oilfield tickets. or call toll free Email resume: jkinsella 1-800-613-7041 email: @xplornet.com email@example.com
PAYROLL & AP Required for car dealership. Must have payroll experience preferably with ADP system, with Excel and Word. Must have computer skills. Email resume to: danderson@ pikewheatonchev.ca
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DRIVER/SWAMPER for a small knuckle picker. Must have all oilfield tickets. Room for advancement. Fax resume to 403-342-1953 LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475
PERIOPARTNERS Dr. Patrick Pierce/ Dr. Janel Yu Require
RDA LEVEL II who is extremely well organized, energetic & self motivated. 4 days/wk. No evenings or weekends. Send resume ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring by in person, we would love to meet you. 4619 48 Ave, Red Deer.
NOW HIRING Well Testing Personnel Experienced Supervisors & Operators Must have valid applicable tickets Email: lstouffer@ testalta.com
RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, May 6, 2014 B9
CHILLABONG’S BAR & GRILL
THE HAMPTON INN GASOLINE ALLEY
Is seeking permanent exp’d full & part time LINE COOKS. We offer a competitive wage, fast paced, friendly work environment. If you have exceptional work ethics and a passion for cooking please email your resume to email@example.com or drop off in person. Consideration will be given to those who are avail. for a variety of shifts.
Looking for room attendants F/T & P/T, P/T breakfast bar hostess. Must be avail. all shifts. Will train. Drop off resume or email: cheri.arthur2@ hilton.com No phone calls.
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 Sales & journeyman instrument Distributors mechanic and possess strong mechanical skills, GRATIAE is seeking be quick learners, motivated 5 Retails Sales reps and hard working and live selling skin & body care or be willing to relocate RAMADA INN & SUITES products in Parkland Mall within a 20 minute commute req’s. Permanent Room 4747 67th St. Red Deer, to workplace location. This Attendants. Exp. not nec. $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. position offers a challenging will train. Approx. 35 - 40 F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. work environment, attractive hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 Email resumes: benefits with competitive $14/hr. Duties incl’d but gratiaereddeersr@ pay and significant room not limited to: vacuuming, gmail.com for promotion. dusting, washing floors, Please submit resumes making beds, empty trash, SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T - P/T Beauty Treatdisinfecting & cleaning Attn: Human Resources ment O/P, selling soap & bathrooms. Performance email:kwolokoff@ bath products $14.55/hr. + based bonus program. bearspawpet.com bonus & comm. Beauty Must be fluent with verbal Fax 403-252-9719 cert. req’d. Location l& written English, be Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 Parkland Mall - 4747 67th physically fit. Applicants Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 St. Red Deer. email may apply in person at premierjobrdbto@ 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer gmail.com T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 or email: SOAP Stories is seeking 5 firstname.lastname@example.org retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr SERVICE RIG + bonus & commission. Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. is seeking exp’d Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. FLOORHANDS & Red Deer. email resume to DERRICK HANDS email@example.com Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants must have all necessary SOUTHPOINTE valid tickets for the position Trades COMMON and BOWER being applied for. PLACE Mall Locations. Bearspaw offers a 2 EXP. ROOFERS. Positions for very competitive salary Must have drivers licence. SUPERVISORS. Looking and benefits package 403-341-9208 or for motivated and hard along with a steady working individuals. Having 403-346-2822 after hours. work schedule. your own transportation is Please submit resumes: BRICAR CONTRACTING a plus. On the job Attn: Human Resources now hiring Heavy training, but experience in Email: Equipment Operators, fast food is an asset, and firstname.lastname@example.org Skid Steer Operators and must be avail. to work all Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Laborers. Send resumes store location hours. Mail to: Suite 5309, to: email@example.com Please specify which store 333-96 Ave. NE or fax 403-347-6296 you are applying for, and if Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 HOURLY taper needed. you require an LMO to $25-$30/hr. depending on work in Canada. Email experience. Call Steve resume to awbsp@ POSITION FILLED xplornet.ca
Oilfield TR3 Energy is at the forefront of reclamation and remediation in the oil & gas industry
Requirements: Valid Driver’s License H2S Alive Standard First Aid WHIMIS and/or CSTS or PST Pre-Access A&D Testing Ground Disturbance Level 11 Please e-mail or fax your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (403) 294-9323 www.tr3energy.com
DEEP KNEADS MUSCLE THERAPY is looking for a Registered Massage Therapist for room rental. Please contact 403-343-1086
Resource Development Associate United Way of Central Alberta is a leader in building strong, resilient communities in Central Alberta. We are seeking an individual who knows the value of superior customer service, has proven marketing and communication experience and work in both big picture and detailed planning, and must love a challenge. This is an 8 month Temporary Full-Time position. For a complete job description, please visit www.caunitedway.ca
A &W GASOLINE ALLEY BOTH LOCATIONS Now accepting applications for F/T & P/T Cooks & Cashiers Wage $10.50-$12/hr. Please apply in person to either Gasoline Alley Location or online at: aw.ca
The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.
Day and Night Supervisors • Previous experience is required We Offer: • A competitive total compensation which includes group insurance and retirement savings plans • Flexible shift schedules • All necessary training to be successful • Opportunities for career progression
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.
After 25 years of providing transportation service to the food service industry - we are growing
JOURNEYMAN PIPEFITTER for FACILITY PROJECT
NRC MOTOR EXPRESS LTD.
Pressure Control Assembler Technician
Nexus is currently seeking The successful applicant a mechanical individual to will be a ticketed, perform assembly & Red Seal Journeyman testing of all BOP’s and Pipefitter/Steamfitter Pressure Control • Be able to complete Equipment. Duties ISO drawings include heavy lifting, • Measure existing and new piping projects within manual labour, operating forklift and overtime as an Oil and Gas Plant necessary. We offer a • Organized competitive wage, benefits • A Self-starter and RRSP plan. • Team player Experience is not mandatory, but a definite This project runs from asset. Email resume to May - September 2014, resume@ and will be by hand nexusengineering.ca only-tools supplied LOA and travel pay also supplied
has the following positions available to accommodate our contact clients growth.
LCV OPERATOR for scheduled 1800 Hr. to join our team. dispatches Sunday-Thursday. RESPONSIBILITIES Red Deer - Calgary - return. Operating machines; $220/day + Benefits. conventional turning, milling machines & COMPANY OPERATOR CNC machines You can sell your guitar for scheduled 5 axle Machining parts, ensuring • for a song... dispatches from Red Deer conformance to specifications or put it in CLASSIFIEDS to Vancouver and return. • Completing work orders & and we’ll sell it for you! Starting wage .42/Mi. associated documents Team Operation starting at • Conducting regular .67/Mi. + Company Benefits. routine maintenance operations on shop OWNER OPERATOR UNIT equipment in accorfor scheduled 5 axle disdance with pre-defined patches from schedules to minimize Calgary or Edmonton to SHUNDA GREAT downtime Vancouver and return. CONSTRUCTION Are you looking to grow • Machining for internal OPPORTUNITY Start at $1.80/Mi. Team Requires Full Time & external customers, your career in a drug and unit Starts at $2.00/Mi. alcohol free environment, may be required for on Carpenters Afternoon Shift Company benefits, fuel surrounded by a great team? call services cards, and use of supplier & 2nd to 4th Yr. CNC Lead Hand / • Ensuring the integrity Then Profoxx Energy would accounts are available. Apprentices Supervisor like to hear from you. of all the measuring Competitive Wages We are a professional fast devices is maintained In addition to the Sirus/XM & Benefits. Nexus Engineering growing company that • Correctly interpret stereo equipped late model Fax resumes & ref’s to: is currently looking for offers competitive wages engineering drawings units our equipment is 403-343-1248 or email to: Afternoon shift and benefits in a fun • Carrying out other job purchased for Operator email@example.com Lead hand/supervisor. and safe environment. related tasks as comfort and safety. Duties include, ensuring assigned by a supervisor W.R.SCOTT Equipment Mountain and Refer production flow on Mazak Submit your resume to: a company dealing in experience an asset for C.N.C lathe and mills, firstname.lastname@example.org QUALIFICATIONS and compact equipment is applicants seeking trouble shooting, Or by fax 780-622-5056 Experience looking for a representative full or part time employment. min 1 years experience as • Journeyman Machinist to handle equipment, Fax resume to a lead hand/supervisor We thank all those who Certificate or equivaparts, sales & equipment 403-227-6699 in a machine shop. apply, but only those lent experience. rentals. Applicant must We offer competitive wages, • Ability read & interpret chosen for interview have a valid driver’s company paid benefits and will be contacted shop drawings. licence, basic computer a RRSP matching plan. • Safety conscious knowledge is an asset. Please forward resumes • Attention to detail PAINTER F/T Please send resume to: to: resume Commercial/Residential • Previous Oilfield equipdbevan@ @nexusengineering.ca Brush/Roll Application. ment experience an asset wrscottequipment.com Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. • API/ISO knowledge an asset or fax 1-780-440-1771 OK TIRE & AUTO Contact Drew at CCL We would like to thank SERVICE 403-596-1829 everyone for their interest, Truckers/ Red Deer North however, only those candiQUICKLINE CRANE INC. Drivers 7147 50 Ave. dates selected for an in Blackfalds 3 - 4 yr. or Licenced interview will be contacted. CENTRAL AB based truckis looking for a Automotive Technician Please provide cover CLASS 1 driver with fluid ing company requires to join our team in 5 bay MOBILE CRANE & letter, resume, and referhauling experience, local shop. Service passenger Owner Operators ences with attention to HOISTING OPERATOR runs. 403-373-3285 or fax vehicles and light trucks. Human Resources & Company Drivers with experience. resume and copies of all Customer Satisfaction our Fax: (403) 347-3312 in AB. Home the odd night. Must be a minimum third valid tickets to #1 Priority! Please fax or Email: hr@leespecialties. com Weekends off. Late model year apprentice & have 403-986-2819 email resume to: tractor pref. 403-586-4558 good knowledge of truck Start your career! 403-346-8186 mount & all terrain cranes. CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d email@example.com for moving equipment. See Help Wanted Competitive salaries Resumes to be dropped off includes benefits. Must have a Class 1 license. at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. Please submit all resumes Trades by email to: Start your career! DRIVER/SALES firstname.lastname@example.org See Help Wanted
If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your ﬁeld, we are currently seeking both -
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for full-time permanent shop positions
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK in
Please fax resume to 403-227-7796, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
880 CARRIER SUPERVISOR
The candidate should have an outgoing personality, along with the ability to multi task. This should be complimented with excellent written and oral presentation skills. The position requires very good organization skills, the ability to work independently and in a group setting. For this position you must have good computer skills, a valid driver’s license with good driving record. A company car may be available during working hours. The candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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
The hours for this position would be Monday to Friday, working every 6th Saturday, 7.5 hours a day, with start times at 10 a.m. or earlier. Please forward resume to: Red Deer Advocate, Attention Doug Sibbet 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: email@example.com Fax: 403-341-4772
Interested candidates are invited to apply via our website www.gibsons.com/careers or by Fax at 403-346-0595
CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA
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.
MOUNTVIEW AREA Spruce Drive $62/mo. ALSO 43 Ave to 46 Ave, between 35 St. & 37 St. $82/mo. ALSO Springbett Drive & 44 Ave., 37 St. area $51/mo. ALSO 42 Ave area between 35 & 39 St. $62/mo. ALSO 43 Ave & 43 A Ave between 37 & 39 St. & one block of 43 Ave, and one block of 35 ST. $101/mo. ALSO 41 Ave between 36 & 38 St. $68/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the ADVOCATE Delivery by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/week in: GLENDALE Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info
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
IS HIRING! We are currently seeking the following to join our team in 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
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
EMF NUTRITION RED DEER BRANCH
www.eaglebuilders.ca Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Jenner Cres. & Judd Close.
WorleyParsonsCord Ltd. is seeking an Electrical & Instrumentation Project Manager to work with our growing team at our Blackfalds Module Yard facility.
Apply now: www.worleyparsonscord.ca/careers and be a part of a leading module and fabrication team.
The candidate will have the ability to complete quantity surveys in a unit rate environment and be highly organized and capable of working under tight timelines on overlapping projects. Must be available to work 50 hours/week (7am to 5:30pm Mon-Fri)
Busy road construction company looking for Class 1, Class 3, and winch truck drivers. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have at least 3 yr’s exp. Fax resume to 403-309-0489
CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery 3 days per week. NO WEEKENDS!!
ELECTRICAL & INSTRUMENTATION
The ideal candidate must be a results-driven, self-motivated journeyman electrician with 5 to 10 years’ experience in the industrial construction field. Must have prior experience in electrical estimating, project management experience and strong ability to interpret plans, specifications, drawings and documents related to engineering and construction.
Qualifications Required: * Valid Class 3 license with air ticket * Valid delivery and safety courses; Emergency First Aid, WHMIS and TDG are required although training is available * Propane-related experience is an asset * Oilfield experience is an asset
East end of Cosgrove Cres. $73/mo.
The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and CAL routes by various methods incorporated by the Circulation Department. This would include telephone calls, distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking, group presentations, advertising, use of social media, along with various other methods. The position would require interviewing, screening and signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling.
Earn your Diploma in Optical Sciences at NAIT’s 2 year program
We are seeking to hire permanent Driver/Sales for the Red Deer area.
Canwest Propane offers a competitive compensation package
Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres., Churchill Cl. area $195/mo.
Full Time, 37.5 hours a week. $14.67/hr. to $20.39/hr. Depending Experience
Would you like to become an Optician?
Canwest Propane, an affiliate of Gibson Energy, is the industry leader in providing propane supply, distribution, equipment and related services to customers across Western Canada.
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We employ over 175 people and provide ample opportunities to employees to achieve their career goals. We provide handson training and an opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects and applications in the energy sector.
We offer competitive starting Wages and beneﬁts packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.
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
JOURNEYMAN AND B PRESSURE WELDERS
You Possess: • A valid class 5 license • Current First Aid and H2S certi¿cation • Ability to pass pre-employment testing
4924-59 Street, Red Deer, Alberta
Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:
Operators • Previous experience is an asset, but not necessary
Please call (403) 347-7889 EYEWEAR LIQUIDATORS
Recently winning the 2013 Business of the Year award, Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom energy equipment. Since 1992, Bilton has worked with engineering ﬁrms and oil and natural gas producers around the globe to develop their own equipment standards for size, capacity and any number of technical speciﬁcations. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and have recently expanded our facilities into Calgary Alberta.
Our Frac Flowback Division in Blackfalds, Alberta is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the following positions:
Join our award winning team and grow with us!
Please apply online at: www.cs.fmcti.com Fax: 403.885.5894
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
Heavy Equipment Operators & Labourers
We are currently recruiting for:
OIL & GAS OPERATOR
is HIRING!! We are looking to fill two positions: Packaging Operator (Bagger) Shipper/Receiver. Please visit our website for more details: www.emf-nutrition .com Apply by May 12th, 2014 Email: hr@ emf-nutrition.com Mail/person: 4747-60th St. Red Deer, Alberta Fax: 204.233.7245
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LABOUR Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489 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: email@example.com
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@ thewholelifeinstitute.com. Interviews by appt. only.
SAFETYNET SECURITY is looking for motivated and professional security officers to work on a local construction project. Applicants must have valid Alberta Security License and the ability to perform foot patrol on a complex construction site. Competitive wages and additional training provided. For inquiry please contact Les Walker 403-236-4884 email: leswalker@ safetynetsecurity.ca
WOODEN boot jack $15, 3 shelf brackets 9” x 11”, 13” x 10” $1.50/ea, 2 heavy metal brackets 8 1/2” will hold 11”-12” board 2/$8, 5’ x 9 1/2” wide shelf $5, 4 sets fancy shelf brackets $6/set, 4 sets fancy brackets 3” x 4” $2/set, 24” standards w/4 brackets $4, RENTAL STORE requires 9-6” brackets for single an employee for counter standard $2, four 8” bracksales. Must have ets $2, 10 12” white equipment and small brackets for single stanengine knowledge. Retail dards, $10, 4 chrome and parts inventory bathroom toothbrush and experience are assets. glass holders, wall mount Must be physically fit. Full $10, ice scraper $8, 2/3 time position with OT in bag of oil-dri all purpose busy season. sales@ absorbent $8, 25 legal size parklandrentals.com or fax file folder holder $10, 4 tv 403-347-7066 trays and holder on wheels $15, misc. pieces of wood Summer Receptionist $5, 4 ft. aluminum ladder Openings. Local Red Deer $8, Coleman cooler 22” x company looking for ap13” $15, wine rack pointment setters during (chrome) holds 12 bottles our busy season. Ideal for $10 403-314-2026 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.
* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 3 days per week
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.
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
INNISFAIL Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the
RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 firstname.lastname@example.org * Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week
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@ xplornet.ca
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.
TABLE SAW, 9” Delta Beaver, with cast iron table & wing, 3 - 9” blades, 2 are Freud, on stand with castors. $150. 403-358-5465
The papers arrive ready to deliver. NO COLLECTING!
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316
************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week
SPRINGBROOK The papers arrive ready to deliver.
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
PENHOLD SPRINGBROOK Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the
RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver. Phone 403-314-4316 CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS
3 days per week, no weekends ROUTES IN:
Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275
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.
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NEW Liz Arden NY nail polish, lip gloss, 12 eye shadows, 2 blush, 1 Croc cosmetic bag, great Mother’s Day gift $195 value, asking $75 403-227-2976
COFFE table, octagon with 2 end tables, glass tops. $75.; Chesterfield, flowered pastels, $100. good cond. Best offer on both. 403-346-4926 COUCH, chair, Lazy Boy $200. 403-346-2073 DRESSER, desk and chair $200. 403-346-2073 MATTRESS 54”. $100. 403-343-6044 TABLE & 4 chairs, round with leaf, will sit 10-12 people, cherry wood, $150. o.b.o. 403-346-4926
WANTED Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
Misc. for Sale
********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300
GUITAR - $50. 403-346-4811
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
ADAMS TIGHT LIES DRIVER & WOODS 3-5-7. CHINA Cabinet, cherry Right hand. Graphite shafts. wood $185. o.b.o. Very good cond. 403-346-4926 $120. 403-346-0093 OAK table w/4 chairs $75; LADIES GOLF CLUBS & chesterfield and love seat bag - right hand - $50. $100 403-346-5745 403-346-4811
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Johnny Football heading to NFL BUT QUESTIONS ABOUND WHERE HE’LL END UP HOUSTON — And now comes the great leap to the NFL for Johnny Football. Johnny Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and one of college football’s most entertaining players, looks to translate his improvisational game to the next level. But questions abound about the quarterback’s skills and hard-partying habits. That’s why opinions vary on where he’ll end up on draft night. Many believe he should be picked early in the first round. Others, like former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, don’t think he should be taken before the third round. If teams are sold on him as a player, he may face obstacles from those reticent to deal with the circuslike atmosphere that seems to follow him everywhere. It’s difficult at times to separate Manziel from his over-the-top Johnny Football persona and figure out exactly who this 21-year-old Texan is. Is he the beloved teammate who piled up almost 10,000 yards in just two seasons and put the Aggies back on the football map? Or the petulant, Drake-obsessed, swagoozing figure who mocked Rice defenders by fakesigning autographs after he was suspended by the NCAA for an autograph offence? The answer: probably a little of both. But even some who question his character are still enamoured of what he could bring to a team. “As far as the face of the franchise, sometimes that’s not definable,” NFL Network lead draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “I look at Johnny Manziel, whatever it is, he has it. I know on Sunday ... he’s going to show up with an edge about him, thinking he’s the best guy on the field and he’s going to elevate the play of those around him. (But) I also struggle with him a little bit with his off-the-field antics.” Manziel’s recent pro day was more like a Hollywood production than an NFL workout. There was a soundtrack featuring Drake songs; a customized
wardrobe from Nike; and former President George H.W. Bush, his wife Barbara and their two dogs watching from the sidelines. He attended this year’s Final Four with Drake, and the rapper dropped the track “Draft Day” last month in which he mentions the quarterback by name. “When you’re dealing with a high-profile position like the quarterback, obviously there’s some welldocumented things to cover and to consider,” said Jon Gruden, the “Monday Night Football” analyst and former NFL coach. “Manziel brings a lot of excitement and interest to your organization. Maybe some people don’t want to be part of it. That will be up to them.” While this kind of spectacle might scare some away, from a marketing standpoint it could be a goldmine. Ken Ungar, president and founder of U/S Sports Advisors, a sports and entertainment marketing agency, says Manziel is a “marketer’s dream.” But he’s careful to point out that Manziel will have to produce in the NFL to fulfil his marketing potential. “Even though he would inject a lot of excitement into teams like Cleveland and Jacksonville, if he’s not able to show the skills on the field, that won’t amount to much by the time October rolls around,” Ungar said. Manziel could also fill what will soon be a void with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady inching closer to the end of their careers. “If he shows the talent that we think he’s capable of, this will be a real boon to the entire NFL because it has to fill the pipeline of young talent as its most marketable stars near retirement age,” Ungar said. “That talent pipeline has to be fed in order to keep the NFL as the most popular sport property in the U.S.” Questions about Manziel’s character stretch back to before he ever threw a pass for the Aggies. Be-
Raptors praise work of Lowry after playoff elimination As for how he’ll decide his future, Lowry said the bullet-point factors are: winning, family and a team’s situation. “I want to be happy, I want to win,” he said. TORONTO — The morning after the Toronto RapHis teammates want to keep him. tors’ season ended in heartbreaking fashion, and two “Kyle is an elite player and as far as him staying months before he becomes a free agent, Kyle Lowry here, I’m sure a lot of people in Toronto would love wasn’t keen to talk about his future. But the Raptors point guard certainly sounds like that,” Patrick Patterson said. “It all depends on him. But definitely if Toronto wants to get better in the he’s not going anywhere. “I love this place. I love this situation. It’s as sim- future, have someone to build around and be the key, the glue for the ple as that,” Lowry said Monday. ‘HE’S HANDS DOWN THE BEST POINT GUARD basketball team, what person to start The Raptors met I’VE EVER PLAYED WITH. HE’S TAUGHT ME A better with than Kyle?” with the media the Terrence Ross, day after their 104LOT. HE MOTIVATES EVERYBODY. I REALLY whose steal in the dy103 Game 7 loss to HOPE HE COMES BACK. I EVEN TALK TO HIM ing seconds Sunday the Brooklyn Nets gave the Raptors a that ended their ALL OF THE TIME, SAYING ’YOU’VE GOT TO chance to win, said first playoff run in COME BACK. YOU’RE BASICALLY THE HEART Lowry is “like my big six seasons, and if OF THE TEAM. WE NEED YOU TO COME brother. there was a recur“I look up to him, ring theme, it was BACK.’ HE DID A LOT FOR US: DEFENSIVELY, ask for advice on a a sense of satisfacOFFENSIVELY. HE DID IT ALL.’ lot of different things, tion from a season on and off the court,” that turned out far — RAPTORS GUARD Ross said. “He’s hands better than most TERRENCE ROSS down the best point envisioned, and a guard I’ve ever played desire to keep the with. He’s taught me a lot. He motivates everybody. team together. Lowry and coach Dwane Casey are the two ques- I really hope he comes back. I even talk to him all tion marks. Lowry, the Raptors’ heart and soul this of the time, saying ’You’ve got to come back. You’re season, becomes a free agent on July 1, while Casey basically the heart of the team. We need you to come is in the final year of his contract — although several back.’ He did a lot for us: defensively, offensively. He media reports had the coach signing a three-year did it all.” Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan is as close to deal with the team late Monday. Lowry said he hasn’t spoken to his agent yet. His Lowry as anyone on the team and said he’s not conmind was still on Sunday’s loss at the Air Canada cerned about the futures of Lowry or Casey, soundCentre, particularly the game’s final play that saw ing confident they’ll both be back with Toronto next his shot blocked at the buzzer. But Lowry said “of season. “I ain’t gotta worry about nothing. It’ll all work itcourse” he can see himself back in a Raptors jersey self out,” DeRozan said, with a mischievous laugh. “I next season. “We just went to Game 7, first round. Nobody ex- support them. Love ’em both.” When someone mentioned DeRozan’s body lanpected us to be there. Of course I can see that,” said Lowry, who went on to praise his teammates. “It’s guage seemed to say Lowry had assured him he’d be a good mixture. It’s a great mixture, actually. I said back, DeRozan laughed again and said: “I didn’t say it yesterday: It’s the best 14 other guys I’ve had in a that. I didn’t say he was, I didn’t say he wasn’t. I just said I’m not worried about it.” locker-room in my career.” Lowry said he’s looking forward to spending some The Raptors went 6-12 to open the season before a remarkable turnaround that came after the seven- time in Toronto this summer. “Masai (Ujiri, the Raptors GM) invited me to come player trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. Toronto went on to win a franchise-high 48 do something here. I’m excited about doing that. This games, capture the Atlantic Division title and earn city is awesome. The weather is starting to change. Boats are on the lake. It’ll be nice. You can walk the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Lowry was a huge part of their success. After outside. I’m looking forward to coming up here for a earning a reputation for being moody and difficult couple days.” DeRozan, who had a career season, earning his last season, the point guard returned this past fall with a different demeanour, and went on to have a first all-star selection as well as improving tremensolid season, averaging 17.9 points and 7.4 assists. He dously on the defensive end, said he leaves satisfied, shone in the playoffs, scoring a career playoff high of despite Sunday night’s heartbreaking ending. “Looking back on everything, it seems like every36 points in Game 5. When a reporter pointed out that he looked happy, thing happened so fast from the trade so early on to the 28-year-old guard replied: “It’s very difficult. At everybody not knowing what was going to happen, the end of the day it’s still a business and you have people really doubting us, counting us out. Using to be a businessman for the situation that you’re in. that tanking word, whatever,” DeRozan said. “We’re But I am very happy. This has been one of the best definitely pleased with how we played every single seasons I’ve had through and through. Best coaches, night because we knew we laid it out there every sinteammates, upstairs. It’s been great. I am happy. gle night and it was no question about that. It sucks to lose in the Game 7 in the playoffs, but nobody Without a doubt I can say I’m happy.” Lowry earned US$6.2 million this season, and his picked us to even make it.” DeRozan was at a loss for words when asked about value going into free agency has never been higher. The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams who the team’s flaws and what it needs to build on for next season. reportedly covet Lowry. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams wins NBA’s Rookie of the Year PHILADELPHIA — Michael Carter-Williams has something to show for being a bright spot in a dismal season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Carter-Williams won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after becoming only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2). Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) were the others. Despite the performance of their dynamic guard, the Sixers were awful this season. They were 19-73 and tied an NBA record by losing 26 straight games. “I’d definitely trade this award to be in the playoffs in a second,” Carter-Williams said. “Coaches tell me to watch the playoffs to look at how different the game is and I do see it. It’s a whole different season. This game is about winning. I hope I set a positive example about leading your team in a good way no matter what. I hope guys that come in know the core of this team takes things seriously and we want to
build something special.” Carter-Williams received 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes. The Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo finished second and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz was third. “Michael made an immediate impact on the court this season, but his dedication, professionalism and contributions to both the organization and the Philadelphia community make him all the more deserving of this award,” Sixers owner Josh Harris said in a statement. “This is an incredibly proud moment for the 76ers and one we are thrilled to share with him, the city and our fans.” Allen Iverson is the only other player in Sixers history to win the award. The 11th overall pick from Syracuse in last year’s draft, Carter-Williams is the first player picked 10th or lower to win since Mark Jackson did it in 1987 for New York. Carter-Williams had a spectacular debut, posting 22 points, 12 assists and nine steals to lead the Sixers to a stunning 114-110 victory over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. He was the second rookie after Shaquille O’Neill to be the Eastern Conference Player of the Week in his first week in the NBA.
fore his Heisman-winning season he was arrested in College Station after police said he was involved in a fight and produced a fake ID, leading to misdemeanour charges. He soon earned the starting job and set numerous school and Southeastern Conference records while leading Texas A&M to an 11-2 record and a victory over No. 1 Alabama in its first season in the SEC. Manziel didn’t have any more legal problems, but there was plenty of behaviour that raised eyebrows after Manziel took home the Heisman. He tweeted that he couldn’t wait to leave College Station before his sophomore season; reportedly overslept at a football camp run by the Manning family; and was supposedly kicked out of a University of Texas fraternity party. Then he was suspended for the first half of the Aggies’ season opener against Rice for what the school said was an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs. He was investigated for allegedly accepting money for autographs from memorabilia brokers. He went on to throw for 3,723 yards and 33 touchdowns and had 686 yards rushing with eight scores. Manziel finished fifth in Heisman voting and soon declared for the draft with two years of eligibility remaining.
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OFFERS INCLUDE $6,500 MANUFACTURER REBATE AND $1,800 FREIGHT AND AIR TAX.
ON MOST NEW
FOCUS AND FIESTA MODELS
VEHICLES MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS SHOWN.
WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). †Until June 30, 2014, lease a new 2014 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get as low as 1.49% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) ﬁnancing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $44,149 at 1.49% LAPR for up to 24 months with $1,950 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $299, total lease obligation is $9,126 and optional buyout is $22,516. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $8,500, Ford Credit Cash of $1,200 and freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees(administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of lease ﬁnancing price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 40,000km for 24 months apply. Excess kilometrage charges of 16¢per km for F-Series, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. *Purchase a new 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for $39,999 after Manufacturer Rebate of $6,500 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. **Until June 30, 2014, receive as low as 5.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Purchase ﬁnancing monthly payment is $646 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $298 with a down payment of $1,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $7,523.22 or APR of 5.99% and total to be repaid is $46,522.22. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $6,500 and freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. ▲Offer only valid from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with an eligible Costco membership on or before April 30, 2014. Receive $500 towards the purchase or lease of a new 2014/2015 Ford Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S and BEV), C-MAX, and $1,000 towards all other Ford models (excluding Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, and Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Limit one (1) offer per each Eligible Vehicle purchase or lease, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. Applicable taxes calculated before offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). ®: Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. ‡F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 48 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales reports, up to December 2013. ††Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible with SYNC® – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Certain MyFord Touch™ functions require compatible mobile devices. Some functions are not available while driving. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so and in compliance with applicable laws. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ©2014 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2014 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.
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Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription