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ADVOCATE REPORTER LANA MICHELIN’S PEACEFUL FAMILY TRIP TO MAUI NEARLY ENDED HER LIFE. THE INCIDENT HAS GIVEN HER A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE DANGERS THAT CAN TURN A FUN OUTING IN THE WATER INTO SOMETHING TRAGIC. PLEASE SEE STORY ON PAGE A2 WEATHER
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DEEP WATER, DEEP TROUBLE
‘Panic started to build and I couldn’t shut it off’ BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
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Lana Michelin and her daughter Emma in Maui: their first experience snorkelling became unforgettable and could have ended in tragedy.
Suddenly, I felt the need to surface to make sure Emma was behind me. Shockingly, I found nothing around me when I came up but indifferent blue waves. couldn’t touch the crab-inhabited rocks far below, even if I put my feet straight down. And it’s a good thing, I remember thinking, ’cause it’s kinda freaky down there. I began feeling like an astronaut must feel making a first trip into silent, alien space. Suddenly, I felt the need to surface to make sure Emma was behind me. Shockingly, I found nothing around me when I came up but indifferent blue waves. The rocks we had been aiming for were a long way to my left. We hadn’t swum towards them, like I thought, but headed almost directly out into open water. More alarmingly, there was no Emma in sight — anywhere. I shouted her name and began treading water as beads of moisture began clouding my vision behind the goggles. “Emma!” There was no Lou, only more salt water in my mouth as another wave hit my face. Panic started to build and I couldn’t shut it off. I was gripped by anxiety in my chest, as waves continued to smack me. When Emma surfaced finally, there was momentary relief — but I still couldn’t suppress my overriding panic. Now it applied to my general state of being, for my arms were getting so, so tired, and I was starting to swallow so much salt water. Somehow I knew I had to put my breathing tube back in my mouth and stick my goggled head back under-
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water if I wanted to survive. I had to draw on my reserves to make it back to shore. But I was too overwhelmed and just couldn’t make it happen. I remember saying a silent prayer and wondering: Is this it for me? Am I going to be the kind of person who drowns within sight of a public beach? As a reporter, I’m familiar with tragedies, like kids falling into water over their heads and quietly drowning only a few metres from their parents, or seasoned swimmers who disappear before their friends’ eyes while trying to cross a narrow channel. Afterwards, people on shore always ask: How could someone have died right in front of me and I didn’t even realize it? Now I know from personal experience that drowning is not some big, dramatic thing. It can be preceded by a feeling of helplessness, of being immensely overpowered and plain exhausted. Great natural forces simply overtake you and you slip quietly away. If I could have bounded up and down in the waves, furiously waving my arms and shouting “Help!” so that the tiny beachgoers could hear and alert the distant lifeguard, I could also have swum back the 50 or so metres to safety. But I simply couldn’t. Even if it was possible, I wouldn’t have lasted as long as it would have taken someone to reach me from shore. I remember treading water for as
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long as I could, because I didn’t want to alarm my daughter. Finally, when I couldn’t hang on for a minute more I said in a small voice: “Help me, Lou.” Thankfully she was close enough to hear and grab my arm. As she dragged me back to the beach, like a piece of deadwood, I kept asking her, “Are we there yet?” My mind couldn’t process the idea of being safe until I could feel sand beneath my feet again. All the while Emma bravely kept reassuring me, saying “We’re almost there” — the same words I had used on so many car trips when younger versions of her and my son had also asked: “Are we there yet?” We hugged when we could both stand up again, and I thanked her. As we turned, we saw a few beachgoers looking at us quizzically. Their looks implied ‘Are you all right?’ And ‘Did I just see what I thought I’d seen?’ I smiled back. The whole thing began to seem faintly embarrassing — and still does. So why am I sharing this story? As summer approaches and other people hit beaches around Central Alberta and beyond, I’d like them to remember that nature is always stronger than we are — regardless of our swimming skills. When you go into deep water, it’s unpredictable. Panic attacks and other things can happen to you. Go with someone else — or at least wear a life-jacket, when applicable. It could save your life. Later that day, when we were all having a pleasant lunch at a beach-side restaurant and the other half of our holiday still stretched out before us, full of endless possibilities, I thought of how differently everything would have turned out if Emma hadn’t been there for me. I also thought of times past when I’d stepped in to save my young daughter’s life. Many a time, as a toddler, she’d threatened to pull some death-defying stunt or other, such as running off the upstairs landing, like Wile E. Coyote off a cliff. I figure we’re about even now. email@example.com
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You never know which day will be your last. In my case, it could easily have been a Friday. More specifically, it could have been a hot, overcast Friday morning in Maui — the kind of day that hinted at adventure. My family had travelled to the Hawaiian Island last month on an early spring holiday. We were about halfway through our relaxing stay when we decided to try something new: snorkelling off Kamaole Beach at Kihei, a long strip of white sand that’s regularly licked by warm trade winds and blue Pacific tides. My husband, our two kids and I set down our folding chairs, towels and borrowed snorkelling gear on the northern side of the beach. A smattering of rocks juts into the ocean there, and bits of coral regularly wash up on the sand, suggesting some interesting underwater views. Unfortunately, an angler also thought this was the perfect spot for ocean fishing. During a trial dive, I felt his fishing line brush against my arm. Fearing I would next feel his hook, I suggested to my 12-year-old daughter Emma (also known for obscure reasons in the family as Lou) that we go to the opposite side of the beach and try snorkelling there. Leaving my husband and teenage son on the north side, we trekked across hot sand, through warm shallow water and past early-morning sunbathers to the south end of the beach, which was less peopled. Although neither Emma nor I had any snorkelling experience before that day, the sight of a couple of other snorkellers paddling past a small point of volcanic rocks in the water reassured us that we were in a good place to see some underwater marvels. Only one pair of flippers fit us both, as it turned out. But I didn’t think too much about it. Since I’m a competent swimmer, I gave them to Emma to wear, feeling pretty confident I could do without. Pointing to the promontory to our left, I suggested we swim out into deeper water, towards the rocks. Emma was game. But then, she’s always fearless and I am usually the sissy. Not this time, though. We both slipped on our gear and put our heads underwater. It was a little disorienting at first to be breathing through a tube beneath the waves, with nose and eyes encased in plastic. But the sights were amazing. A silverly school of fish parted for us as we swam over rocks decorated with pretty pink coral and sea urchins. Gradually, the rocks became larger and more covered in sea life as we got further and further from shore. Coral grew bulbous and resembled brains, urchins grew spiky and lethal looking. Water magnifies everything, but I
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A more interactive experience FORT NORMANDEAU INTERPRETIVE CENTRE OPENS DOORS AFTER A YEAR OF RENOVATIONS BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF A completely revamped Fort Normandeau Interpretive Centre opens to the public at noon today for the season after a year of renovations. Set off by a striking lime green colour scheme, bright lighting and an entirely new layout of exhibits and artifacts, the centre boasts a more interactive experience for visitors. “It’s finally all come together and we’re quite proud of the result,” said Jim Robertson, executive director of the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, which runs the fort. “Basically everything is new. There is nothing left from the old interpretive centre. It was a dark, dingy, not terribly exciting place. This is nice and bright and light and there is all sort of stuff to touch and play with.” Around $1 million, half from the federal government and half from the City of Red Deer, went towards new exhibits, interpretive signs and an outdoor gathering space and picnic shelter — all to celebrate Red Deer’s centennial last year. Fort Normandeau is the site of the Red Deer Crossing, the first trading community established in the early 1880s. It eventually moved to the city’s current location after the railway came through. For longer than anyone can remember, the site was also used as a crossing by the Cree, Assiniboine and Blackfoot Confederacy, and later by Métis. It is, as the society says, the place where Red Deer’s story begins. “Fort Normandeau is such an essential part of our Waskasoo park trail system and we’re just so pleased we’re able to revitalize the exhibits and commemorate our region’s rich history and interpret the past in a manner it is
more deserving of,” said Mayor Tara Veer at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the centre on Friday. Staff worked closely in consultation with local elders from the First Nations community, as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and members of the Remembering the Children Society to include more cultural representation in the exhibits and redesign the residential school component. The Red Deer Industrial School, in operation from 1893 to 1919, was located across the Red Deer River, almost directly opposite the fort. Outdoors, there now stands a new telescope-like tool that shows where the school would have stood and what it looked like. Charles Wood, a Cree elder from Saddle Lake and chair of the Remembering the Children Society, said the new centre is “fabulous.” “We’re happy and pleased to have been invited to collaborate with the project and I think it’s really well put together,” Wood said. “I am hopeful that the gathering place outside for First Nations gatherings, that they will spread to the wider community and everyone will come together.” Other interactive elements in the centre include games, a reproduced uniform from the 65th Mount Royal Rifles to try on, a theatre room for a newly produced film, and a bison exhibit where visitors can touch real horn, bone, rawhide and a bladder from the animals. There is also a life-size replica of the late 19th century general store that stood at the Crossing, allowing visitors the opportunity to play shopkeeper and see how the first settlers purchased goods. Stories about settlers and the fort never before told are now also available to the public, such as details
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City of Red Deer councillor Tanya Handley and mayor Tara Veer pose for a selfie in the new exhibit gallery at Ft. Normandeau on Friday during an official opening of the renovated exhibits. about Mrs. Eliza Diamond, the wife of a staff sergeant who gave birth to her son in 1889 at the fort — the only baby known to have been born at Fort Normandeau. Another story tells about Insp. Thomas Wellington Chalmers, who kept a wild goose as a pet and fed it oatmeal.
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Committee puts brakes on Alberta’s high-speed rail line The wait for a highspeed rail line will be extended for the Edmonton and Calgary corridor. An all-party legislature committee is recommending the provincial government not to invest in the project at this time, but to begin acquiring the land needed for it. A feasibility draft report, leaked to the Calgary Herald on Thursday, says the province is not big enough to make the multi-billion dollar project financially viable. The committee met on Friday and made alterations to two of the recommendations in the report and added a fifth recommendation to open the door for private groups to proceed with the project if funds can be raised. The report should be finalized soon, but will not officially be tabled when the legislature is sitting in October. The high-speed line has been hotly discussed for the last 20 years but to this point a long-term transportation infrastructure strategy has not been set in place, one of
the points put forth by the study and the committee. “The recommendation is to create a strategic plan around a transportation and utility corridor,” said committee cochairman and LacombePonoka Wildrose MLA Rod Fox. He added that there was no specific population size listed in the report that Alberta needs to reach to make the line feasible, just that it’s not big enough right now. For Red Deer, a highspeed rail line with a stop in the city would be a boon for the local economy and future development. At a February meeting in Red Deer as part of the feasibility study, John Sennema, the city’s manager of Land and Economic Development, talked about Red Deer becoming a provincial headquarter for high-speed transportation. Chamber of Commerce executive director Tim Creedon said Friday morning that a high-speed line is critical to Red Deer’s future, but understands the time line for its construction is well down the road. “High-speed rail would play a significant
role in economic development of Red Deer over a long term period,” he said. “We are very aware of the fact that developing anything as large as this piece of infrastructure would be a multidecade operation. It’s very difficult for us to say ‘X’ number of years, because there is so much work that has to happen before something like this could be financed and before any building work happen.” Other recommendations included the identification of a route for a transportation utility corridor that would accommodate a potential high-speed railway and to begin acquiring the land and working with affected first nations. Former Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling said earlier this year that rising costs of land could be a major obstacle in the development of the line, especially if it is put off longer. Another stumbling block is how the line fits in with the long term transportation plans for Alberta’s two major centres. “One of the recommendations did focus on the build out of the light
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RCMP Aboriginal women more prone to violent death: report investigating BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — An RCMP report says aboriginal women have been much more prone to violent death than non-natives, but police have solved cases involving both groups at virtually the same rate. The 22-page report into murdered and missing aboriginal women paints a dark picture of poverty, unemployment and other factors that the Mounties say requires a response from all Canadians. “We still have a lot of unanswered questions ... but I think this research project, this operational overview, is an excellent first step in that direction from a policing community,” Janice Armstrong, the RCMP’s deputy commissioner for contract and aboriginal policing, said at a Winnipeg news conference Friday. “It’s my hope ... that it will contribute to that larger Canadian conversation.” Frances Chartrand with the Manitoba Metis Federation said the report requires concrete action, including more services for women, in communities across the country. “What’s going to the grassroots? We need programs and services at the local level,” she said. The report, a detailed statistical breakdown of 1,181 cases since 1980, says aboriginal women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women. It says aboriginal women are more likely to be killed by an acquaintance and are less likely to be killed by a spouse. They are also more likely to be killed by someone with a criminal record (71 per cent versus 45 per cent) and someone on social assistance (24 per cent versus 10 per cent). The RCMP also say murdered aboriginal women were more likely to have a criminal record, to be unemployed and were much more likely to have consumed intoxicants just before their deaths (63 per cent versus 20 per cent). “It’s by no means on our part to accord any type of blame to the victim ... but the reality is that there are difficult social and economic circumstances that need to be considered and need to be discussed as we move forward,” said Supt. Tyler Bates, RCMP di-
rector of national aboriginal policing. The report indicates a small minority of missing and murdered aboriginal women had been involved in the sex trade — 12 per cent versus five per cent among non-native women. It also challenges accusations from some quarters that aboriginal deaths are not taken as seriously by police. The “solve” rates are almost identical at 88 per cent for aboriginal women and 89 per cent for others. The Mounties say they are sharing the data with other police forces, which have jurisdiction for roughly half of the unsolved cases, and have directed their own divisions to review any outstanding matters. They are also promising to add resources to investigative units where needed. The report appeared to do little to quell calls for a national inquiry and prompted more debate in the House of Commons. “Conservative policies and programs are not working, so will they finally listen to the families and to Canadians across the country and call for a national public inquiry?” New Democrat MP Nycole Turmel asked in question period Friday. “Now is the time to take action, not to continue to study the issue,” Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary for justice, responded. He pointed to recent funding increases to fight domestic violence. The Assembly of First Nations said an inquiry would force the government to address the issue by, among other things, boosting women’s shelters and other programs. “While there have been many reports and findings to date, a national public commission of inquiry would demand immediate action, build on existing data and address the reasons why existing recommendations haven’t been already implemented,” Cameron Alexis, AFN regional chief for Alberta, said in a written statement. James Anaya, a United Nations official who spent nine days in Canada last year studying aboriginal issues, said earlier this week that an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls is still necessary. Earlier this month, Metis actor and singer Tom Jackson added his voice to calls for an inquest.
body found in burning pickup INNISFAIL BY ADVOCATE STAFF RCMP are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a burning pickup in a field east of Innisfail on Thursday afternoon. Police and the fire department responded to the call about 2:30 p.m. A burning pickup was found in the middle of a farm field off Range Road 273 near Township Road 352 about 10 km east of Innisfail. The pickup was located several hundred metres into the farm field near a small clump of brush. The identity of the man has not been determined. An autopsy is planned. “As it is early in the investigation, few details are available at this time,” says Staff Sgt. Ron Campbell, of RCMP Strategic Communications. The RCMP forensic identification section, police dog services and major crimes unit are also investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3341 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com
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OTTAWA — Laureen Harper is snagging some of the limelight in taxpayer-funded government videos, only months after a leaked Conservative Party memo said operatives wanted to exploit the popularity of the prime minister’s wife. The 24/Seven videos produced out of the Prime Minister’s Office, and posted online by public servants, are billed as a week in the life of Stephen Harper “and more.” The most recent video features Laureen Harper cutting the ribbon on a new tourism site in Jasper National Park. The official Parks Canada press release on the event does not mention her. “And Mrs. Harper attended the grand opening of the dramatic new Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park,” the video narrator says. Another two-and-a-half-minute video, dated May 1, included 15 shots of her at different official and personal events alongside the prime minister, including wheeling out his birthday cake and watching a Raptors basketball game on TV. Half of the April 24 instalment of 24/Seven features Laureen Harper’s activities, including leading a school group on a “behind-the-scenes” tour of Parliament Hill. A Conservative party presentation on election strategy, leaked to The Toronto Star in February, included a section on how the party planned to “leverage Mrs. Harper” and launch a “With Mrs. Harper” video series. The state of that party strategy is unclear — former national director Dimitri Soudas resigned amid controversy this spring. A friendly and gregarious figure, Laureen Harper is involved in numerous charities and sometimes convenes discussions or roundtables on public policy issues. The role of the spouse of the prime minister is not defined in Canada, unlike that of the American First Lady which carries with it a separate office with numerous staff. “I’m the wife of the prime minister — there’s no First Lady in Canada... 1/8The prime minister’s wife 3/8 can have a big role, a small role, whatever,” she told The Globe and Mail last year. The PMO did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Opposition parties and other observers say they do not begrudge Laureen Harper’s participation in public life, but complain that the videos smack of political propaganda for the Conservatives. The Privy Council Office recently said that up to three public servants are involved in the “weekly
CALGARY — A dog owner in Calgary has chosen to have the animal put down after it unexpectedly attacked a woman and bit her. Animal services officials say the woman had to go to hospital after she was bitten while out walking on Wednesday. They say the leashed dog was passing her on the sidewalk and was not showing any signs of aggression. The dog is to be destroyed after a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The owner is facing a mandatory court appearance and could face a fine up to $10,000. Animal services spokesman Alvin Murray suggests owners need to ensure proper behaviour in their pets.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen participate in a round table for “Saving Every Woman Every Child” in Toronto last month. Laureen Harper is featured in a new set of taxpayer funded government videos. publishing” of the video, as part of their regular duties. The filming, production and editing is left to political staff inside the PMO, the cost of which has not been divulged. “In democratic nations, the government leadership does not employ camera operators, sound editors, video editors to produce regular updates on what the leader is doing — that’s a Kim Jong-un kind of operation,” said Gregory Thomas of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “If the Conservative party wants to produce it, that’s completely within Canadian traditions. Headquarters have produced fluff videos for party leaders for decades.” Jonathan Rose, an expert in political communications at Queen’s University, said a highlight reel of Harper’s photo ops provides “meaningless nuggets of infotainment” to citizens. “Government communication is warranted if it provides the voter information with which to make an assessment of the government,” said Rose, a political science professor. “By virtue of this being a pure feel-good video, it doesn’t provide any assessment, it’s just propaganda. In that sense it doesn’t have a place unless it is paid for by the party.”
EDMONTON — The Parole Board of Canada says an Alberta sex offender at the centre of a landmark “no means no” court case must remain behind bars until the end of his latest prison term. Steve Ewanchuk was scheduled for statutory release next month but the board has decided he still poses a risk to the public. The 65-year-old is to remain in prison until his warrant expiry date in 2018. Ewanchuk has a criminal record of sex assaults on young girls and teens that spans four decades. He came to notoriety in 1999 in what was dubbed the “no means no” court battle that clarified Canada’s sex assault laws. The Supreme Court convicted him of sexual assault for groping a 17-year-old during a job interview, even though she told him three times to stop. Alberta’s Court of Appeal had upheld Ewanchuk’s acquittal. Appeal Justice John McClung remarked that the young woman “did not present herself in a bonnet and crinolines” and that Ewanchuk’s advances “were far less criminal than hormonal.” The Supreme Court said the judge’s comments reinforced a stereotype that women invite sex assaults through their appearance. The high court changed the country’s sex-assault law to put the onus on the initiator of sex to obtain consent. Most recently, in 2007, Ewanchuk was sentenced to 11 years for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl. The sentencing judge also declared him a longterm offender, which means he will be under strict supervision for 10 years once he is released by the parole board.
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U.S. think-tank explores the Ban upheld Rob Ford phenomenon in child BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
WASHINGTON — An American think-tank held a symposium Friday to explore a phenomenon that has fascinated people beyond national borders: How in blazes did Canada’s largest city ever elect Rob Ford? In an attempt to understand the factors that led to his election as mayor, and his enduring core of support, Washington’s Wilson Center held a discussion titled “The Rob Ford Phenomenon: What’s going on in Toronto?” About two dozen people crowded into a boardroom near the White House to participate in the event, held on the one-year anniversary of the first published reports about a video of Ford smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine. Ford has become a celebrity in the U.S., and the butt of countless jokes. But an event organizer said his story raises truly serious public-policy questions — such as the effect of municipal amalgamations, and demographic shifts in urban and suburban areas. “I wanted to take Rob Ford out of the late-night comedy shows and to look at, really, what’s happening in Toronto?” said David Biette, head of the Wilson Center’s Canada institute, which hosted the event. “Toronto’s a great, progressive city. How did Toronto get here? What does it say about municipal governance ... that this kind of phenomenon could happen? And I know there’s a lot more to it than just what we see as sort of a buffoon on TV. “Obviously, people elected him. And obviously the guy has support — still has support — in the mega-city of Toronto. Where does that support come from?” Friday’s symposium was led by Canadian academic Anne Golden, the former head of the Conference Board of Canada. She didn’t quite sing Ford’s praises, but did offer her take on how he got elected, and how he remains politically afloat despite a tsunami of scandals. Friday’s history lesson went all the way back to 1867. Golden explained that under the original Constitution, provincial governments were given total power over municipalities, and joked that cities were slotted into Section 92 of the British North America Act right between saloons and asylums. She described how the province created the Toronto mega-city; how its first mayor Mel Lastman was popular; and how the garbage strike and tax hikes stoked anger against its second mayor,
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford poses for a photo with Brody Lisle in Bracebridge, Ont., on Friday. David Miller, whom she described as a blond-haired, Harvard-educated political golden boy. So, in 2010, people elected an anti-Miller. She said Ford’s promise to, “Stop the gravy train,” appealed to people. As did his refusal to file expense claims, even for things such as printer cartridges. She put up a blue-and-red map showing how Ford swept the suburbs, with very little support downtown. And she referred to a study by the University of Toronto’s Zack Taylor on the differences between the so-called “Ford Nation” and the downtown folks that voted for his rival George Smitherman, in “Smitherman Village.” “A Ford voter was more likely... to be blue collar; live in a detached house with a yard; be a car driver, not a transit user or a cyclist; read the Toronto Sun, a tabloid newspaper known for its daily Sunshine Girl and its populist conservative views...; order a medium
double-double, and I’m told you don’t know what that means but in our country it’s double-cream, double-sugar, and the city people order grande, nonfat lattes,” Golden said. “And they have less household income — about 25 per cent less than a Smitherman voter. In terms of education, they have less... “So there’s a lifestyle divide.” One academic in attendance drew parallels between Ford and ex-D.C. mayor Marion Barry — and suggested those similarities weren’t limited to having both sampled crack cocaine. He suggested both drew political support from segments of society that felt alienated by the urban elite. Golden agreed that behavioural incidents tended to embolden Ford, not hurt him. Even before he was elected, she said, there were signs of trouble such as a police call to his house in 2008 and his ejection from a hockey game in 2006.
HALIFAX — A provincial court judge in Halifax upheld a publication ban Friday on the identity of a teenaged girl in a prominent child pornography case after her parents asked that their daughter’s name be made public. Judge Jamie Campbell said the case is unusual, but he warned lifting the ban might set a precedent that leads to the identification of victims in other child pornography cases. As a judge, he said he has to apply the law even if he doesn’t personally agree with the consequences in a single case. Campbell said a Criminal Code provision requiring judges to ban the identification of a person who appears in child pornography prevails over other statutes including the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which allows parents to waive publication bans if their child dies. The girl in this case is deceased. Two teens face charges of distributing child pornography in connection with the case, while one of them also faces a charge of making child pornography. Campbell said it’s clear Parliament didn’t intend exceptions to apply to the Criminal Code ban on identification in child pornography cases, even if the case is being prosecuted under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. “If we open the door here we don’t know what’s behind it,” he said. Campbell also said if he decided the Youth Criminal Justice Act prevailed over the ban in the Criminal Code, it could lead to irresponsible parents causing further harm to their children. To make his point, Campbell used a hypothetical example of a 17-year-old father who makes pornographic images of his child and who falls under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In that example, he said the father could — after the child and the child’s mother dies — decide to allow the publication of the child’s name to torment or blackmail the grandparents.
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Victoria Day has been called many things, but the most unrealistically optimistic description I’ve run across is this one: “This long weekend holiday is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.” This notion was obviously written by some Wikipedia contributor who has never been to Canada, at least not during the May Long, that’s for sure. (And BTW, what’s this “summer” thing that people keep talking about, staring wistfully off into some fantasy world of hope and dreams?) The third week in every Canadian month of May we Canucks celebrate Queen Victoria, who died 113 years ago and was the Queen of Victoria, B.C., where she built the Empress Hotel and invented High Tea. Old photographs reveal that she was a formidable woman (as in “hefty”) who somewhat resembled Winston Churchill wearing a funny hat and shawl. And history tells us we celebrate a special holiday for her on account of she was the very first Queen of Canada and because she looked quite mean in all her portraits so politicians were scared enough to honour her with a holiday of her very own so that she wouldn’t be mad at Canada and do something like ban the sport of hockey or require that all Canadians must speak with a pronounced British accent. But for the terminally conHARLEY fused like Yours Truly, this HAY weekend is also traditionally a celebration of the current monarch Liz 2, even though it’s still attributed to Vicky 1 in name. Here’s an explanation from TimeandDate. com: After (Queen Victoria’s) death, in 1901, May 25 became known as Empire Day. The sovereign’s official birthday was still celebrated, often on the King’s or Queen’s actual birthday. In 1952, Empire Day was moved to the Monday before May 25 and since 1953, the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II has been celebrated on this date in Canada. In 1958, Empire Day became known as Commonwealth Day, which was moved to the second Monday in March. The Monday before May 25 then became known as Victoria Day, which is a Canadian statutory holiday.” Say what? Clear as the proverbial mud on the shores of the mighty Great Lakes. This seriously confusing little historical blah blah blah must surely have been written by the Senate or some other self-appointed political machination whose members were too busy filing expense claims to bother being coherent. Or put another way: too busy making cents to make sense. (Sorry.) Be that as it may, I believe it is my patriot duty to expound upon this long-gone Queen we honour every May Long, particularly in the interest of coming up with something to ramble about that might be of interest to several readers. So here, according to my several painstaking minutes of research in order to present some meaning and depth to this hallowed weekend, and in order to fill my allotted column space with things you never wanted to know about good old Queen Vicky, are some of those very things you never wanted to know, but are nonetheless quite true (according to CityNews.ca): ● Queen Victoria’s first name wasn’t “Queen.” It was Alexandrina, and her nickname when she was
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a little kid was “Drina” (not to be confused with “Drano,” which is a popular plumbing decomposition solution). ● She ascended to the throne when she was 18 and died when she was 81. Coincidence? ● She was the first member of the Royal Family to suffer from hemophilia; however, she never publicly expressed any anti-gay sentiment. ● Because she was Queen, she had to propose to her future husband Al instead of visa versa. BTW, Al’s highfalutin handle (not kidding) was Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. ● Supposedly, Queen V started the tradition of bride’s wearing white. (Before her wedding in 1840, brides wore armour.) ● When her husband Al died in 1861, Victoria wore only black for the next 40 years, until the day she died. (Obviously there were no grey areas in her sense of fashion.) ● She had nine children and was the great-greatgrandmother of the current Queen Elizabeth II. (You can tell they are related on account of their crowns and jewels are strikingly similar.) ● She was named the 18th greatest Briton in a BBC poll conducted in 2002. Winston Churchill was number one. (Coincidence?) Victoria was beaten out by, among others, Princess Diana (No. 3), William Shakespeare (No. 5) and John Lennon (No. 8). She was followed on the list by Paul McCartney. (She
beat not one but three Beatles? The BBC is obviously flawed. And insane.) ● She lived through at least six assassination attempts. (Two unsuccessful attempts were murder by taunting, and the other four tries were at night and since she was always wearing black, the assassins missed.) ● And finally, perhaps the most telling of all Queen Victoria factoids, an interesting little indulgence that may explain why she is the longest serving sovereign in history. And I quote: “Queen Victoria liked to drink a concoction called Vin Mariani. One of its main ingredients? Cocaine.” (No wonder May 24 is such a party weekend!) The Queen of May Long ruled for an amazing 63 years, 216 days. But wait a minute! Current Queen Elizabeth II (named after the Alberta highway QE 2) is still reining cats and dogs at 62 years, 101 days as of today. And everybody hopes she breaks the record, and then some. But to do that, she might need a little something in her tea. Happy May Long! Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.
Centennial for oil a quiet party ALBERTA OIL INDUSTRY’S ONGOING PROSPERITY IS LESS CERTAIN TODAY BY DOUG FIRBY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE There have been celebrations in the past week in Alberta to mark the 100th anniversary of the oil strike that triggered the first oil boom to rock the province. But those celebrations have been muted, more focused on the industry’s fascinating history in this province than looking toward the clouded future. This has been billed as the birth of the modern oil industry in Canada, but it was certainly not the first oil rush. That honour goes to a little village in Ontario called Oil Springs. It was there in 1858 that asphalt producer James Miller Williams stuck oil while digging for water. The supply there lasted just a few years, although there was another mini-boom in 1914, setting the pattern for the industry that carries on even today. Good times, followed by jarring corrections. In Alberta, the boom started in the southwestern town of Turner Valley on May 14, 1914, with the find of gas at a well nicknamed Dingman No. 1, after the man who backed its development. That triggered a boom that lasted for 30 years — boosted by the discovery of oil in 1936 — and the Turner Valley Oilfield become the largest producer of oil and gas in the British Empire. Unlike the experience in Ontario, though, when the easy supply of oil and gas faded in Turner Valley
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More than a face in the crowd “Did you hear that a guy upstairs died?” The fellow asking the question looked around the table at the three others who were there with him. They looked up at him in expectation of more information. “No, they replied, “Who was it?” “You know him; he was always in here eating, 50ish, thin hair on top, glasses, I can’t remember his name.” These types of conversations are common whenever something happens downtown. After many more descriptions, a few recalled who they were talking about, but most didn’t and seemingly CHRIS cared less. SALOMONS The man who died was indeed a frequent visitor to the kitchen. A very quiet fellow, who often liked to tip a glass, he was a dishwasher for a restaurant and although he played it down, was quite proud of his work. His heart just gave out on him. This young lady comes into the kitchen with her
friends, and she is always inquisitive about what the meal will be. When she is sober, she is very friendly and courteous, but the tapestry of cut marks on her exposed arms openly suggest that there is another side of her life that she would sooner not talk about; I’ve tried, but she smoothly avoids and redirects the conversation. Most people who cut themselves will hide the marks out of shame or unwillingness to discuss the subject, but this girl wears them openly, almost like a ‘help needed’ sign, but it would take a very special person to probe the pain that caused her to cut herself. She counts herself as not worth the effort. There is a very large native Canadian element downtown, and what bothers me about them is not their antics but rather their self-deprecating attitudes. The odd joke now and then may be OK, but to constantly maintain that destructive humour suggests that they feel that their lives are insignificant. Historical treatment of these people has helped to develop this attitude. Now compare that to a high school student who does not settle for being a subject of derision; arms himself and by killing others declares that his life is not insignificant.
Next to basic survival, one of the greatest needs of mankind is to be something more than a faceless member of a society that stumbles over itself in order to be more than it actually is. In that struggle to be something, many are left behind and the feeling of insignificance grows. Those with the inability, or even the energy to keep up with a fast moving society, fall away, with many ending up on the street. There they drink or drug themselves into a frame of mind where they can live with their feelings of worthlessness. So how do you then combat problems like alcoholism or drug addiction when it’s the changing of a heart and mind that is the real need? Many agencies in Red Deer are working hard towards that end, but the battle sometimes seems unwinnable. A change of this nature would take several generations to fully take effect and the job would be enormous. But to end up with a people who lived on hope and self-worth rather than rejection and self loathing, in my opinion, would be a worthwhile task. Now, just to get everybody on the same page. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.
Trouble in the South China Sea If you were running China and you wanted to distract your own population from economic woes at home by pushing one of your many territorial disputes with your neighbours into open conflict, which one would you choose? Not Japan, even though most Chinese people really dislike and distrust Japan: it’s allied to the United States, and China is not yet ready for a military confrontation with the U.S. Navy. Not the Philippines, either, for the same reason. But Vietnam, a Communist state, is all alone with no allies. It’s perfect for the role and GWYNNE it will play its part well. DYER Early this month, China moved its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil-drilling rig into a part of the South China Sea where Vietnam also claims the seabed rights. Vietnam sent ships to protest the move, China sent more ships to protect the rig — Hanoi accuses accused China of massing 80 vessels in the area, including warships — and the fun and games began: rammings, battles with water cannon, and a great deal of self-righteous indignation on both sides. The Vietnamese regime has never been afraid to defy China: it even fought a border war with its giant neighbour to the north in 1979. This year, for the first time, Hanoi publicly commemorated a 1974 clash in which Chinese forces seized the Paracel Islands and killed 40 sailors of the old South Vietnamese navy. By last week, there were anti-Chinese demonstrations in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Those were undoubtedly authorized by the Vietnamese regime, which keeps a tight hold on its population. What happened in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam on Tuesday was probably not. Official reports speak of three factories housing Chineseowned businesses being set on fire on an industrial estate, but local reports talk of 19,000 workers rampaging through the estate and burning 15 factories. Hanoi doesn’t want this sort of thing to happen, of course — it scares off much-needed foreign investment — but when you press on the nationalist button, you can never be sure what will come out. Beijing should also be wary of this, if indeed it is really using its border disputes to stoke nationalist fervour in China. Nationalism is not a precision tool. We can’t be sure that this is Beijing’s main motive, of course. Maybe it’s just a premature outburst of great-power arrogance that is driving China to push so hard on all its territorial disputes this year. But it’s certainly doing it. Since January China has declared an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, which are also claimed by Japan. It has outraged the Philippines by starting to build an airstrip and/or naval base on Johnson Reef (ownership also in dispute) in the Spratly Islands. It has even provoked Indonesia into openly challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea for the first time. It is talking about establishing a similar Air Defence Identification Zone over almost all of the South
China Sea, a maritime thoroughfare for more than half of the world’s merchant trade. Since the beginning of this year, it has been requiring that foreign fishing vessels ask permission to enter the area it claims as its exclusive economic zone — again, almost all of the South China Sea — although it has not yet tried to enforce this rule very vigorously. The area China claims, on the basis of its alleged sovereignty over the many uninhabited islands, islets, shoals and reefs scattered across the South China Sea, extends more than 750 km from its south coast. According to the “nine-dash line” drawn on Chinese maps, which is the only graphic (but very imprecise) guide to Beijing’s claim, its control extends to around 50 to 75 km of the coasts of all the other littoral states. This huge U-shaped claim, taking in more than 90 per cent of the whole South China Sea, is as unsustainable in fact as it is hard to defend in international law. Nor does China seek to prove it by legal means.
Last month, when the Philippines submitted a 4,000-page “memorial” to the judicial body that arbitrates maritime disputes under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, China refused to file a counter-claim or respond in any way. China’s position would appear to be that you don’t need to prove your claim in the courts if you can enforce it on the ground (or rather, on the water). And indeed, the sheer number and range of unilateral Chinese initiatives in recent months suggest that the policy of the new ruling team in Beijing (which will be in power for the next 10 years) is driven by full-spectrum bloody-mindedness. However, the desirability of a foreign confrontation to distract the Chinese population from the recession that will probably soon hit the country’s economy cannot be far from the minds of the regime either. In either case, if there is shooting, it will probably start off the Vietnamese coast, simply because Vietnam has no defence treaty with the United States. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
Canadian manufacturers are less competitive U.S, MEXICO ARE THE RISING STARS OF COST COMPETITIVENESS The U.S. and Mexico are rising stars when it comes to manufacturing competitiveness. But Canada isn’t. The Boston Consulting Group, which recently analyzed the cost competitiveness of the world’s top 25 export economies, found that while U.S. and Mexican manufacturers have become more competitive over the past decade, Canadian manufacturers have become less competitive. Given the inflated value of the Canadian dollar and poor productivity performance, that’s no big surprise, says Peter Dawes, a partner in the Toronto office of BCG. DAVID In other areas, such as enCRANE ergy costs and wage increases, Canada is not out of line, he says. It’s the high dollar and poor productivity performance. The emergence of what Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz calls Canada’s “hot — and not hot — economy” (the West is hot, Ontario and Quebec are not) could pose big problems for Canada. But how do we achieve a more balanced economy with higher productivity? It is a huge economic policy challenge and will determine the kind of country we have in the future. Poloz, in recent testimony to the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee and in a Saskatoon speech, seems to feel there’s not much we can do or should even try to do. It’s up to manufacturers to adjust and, in his view, they are. “The future of Cana-
da’s manufacturing sector is bright,” he insists. But is it? There’s another possibility. Multinationals with operations in Canada can simply close them and consolidate production in other countries. Unilever’s planned closure of its Brampton, Ont., plant, with the loss of 280 jobs and production shifted to the U.S., is the latest of many examples. And Canadian-owned companies can shift activities out of Canada — as Bombardier, for example, is doing in Mexico. “One of the most important forces powering Canada’s economy today is the long-term strength in global prices for resources,” and for Canada, Poloz says, “oil stands out.” In fact, Poloz seems to be betting oil prices will remain high, arguing we are better off as a result despite the exchange rate impact on manufacturing jobs and our ability to attract new manufacturing investment. Poloz acknowledges that some 9,000 companies that once exported have disappeared and that $35 billion to $40 billion in non-oil exports, and the jobs that go with them, have “in effect, gone missing.” But “in the long run, we are all better off with a positive terms-of-trade shock” and the resulting higher dollar because it makes imports and foreign travel cheaper. But the downside is that “if you’re one of the companies that doesn’t sell oil or other resources, your ability to compete with someone else has deteriorated regardless of what your underlying productivity is.” Not surprisingly, a recent Statistics Canada report showed that manufacturing has suffered huge losses. Between 2000 and 2010, manufacturing’s share of output fell from 29.8 per cent to 20.3 per cent in Ontario
and from 30.3 per cent to 22.0 per cent in Quebec, costing several hundred thousand jobs. And it’s not just a Central Canada issue — all provinces have manufacturing companies. According to one Bank of Canada working paper — The Evolution of Canada’s Global Export Market Share — “Canadian firms have been facing competitiveness challenges, in large part due to the strength of our dollar and poor productivity,” with Canada’s share of world exports declining from 4.5 per cent in 2000 to 2.7 per cent in 2010 —despite increased oil exports at high prices. A subsequent Bank of Canada discussion paper — Canadian Non-Energy Exports: Past Performance and Future Prospects — looked at 31 subsectors of non-energy export industries and found about half “to be quite sensitive to persistent movements in the exchange rate.” The share of U.S. non-energy imports coming from Canada has fallen by about six percentage points since 2000, to about 11.4 per cent in 2013. The big risk is that Canada is putting too many of its eggs in the oil industry basket. Energy products averaged 10.1 per cent of our exports in 1990-2000, but 24.7 per cent in 2008-2010. By relying on energy resources, we are extraordinarily vulnerable if prices fall since Canada is a high-cost producer. A strong economy is a well-diversified economy. While Canada has an economic bonus in its natural resources, we need a more balanced economy, starting with a more productive manufacturing sector. This won’t happen by itself. Poloz is sending the wrong message. We need a manufacturing innovation strategy. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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BRIEFS Lacombe dog park closing Lacombe will close its Michener Park off-leash dog park on Tuesday because of nearby construction. Land was recently rezoned for a much-needed hotel in the community and that has cut into the space available for dogs to run and raised safety concerns. The city looked at other locations for the park but couldn’t come up with a good second choice so the park will not be relocated for now. A review of all city green space is underway. “A part of this process involves community consultation as to the use of these spaces, and an enhanced off-leash dog park has been identified by residents as being on the priority list of future infrastructure projects,” says community services director Brenda Vaughan in a statement. More information is on the city’s website at www.lacombe.ca.
Bentley-area bridge damaged A bridge south of Bentley has been closed after it was damaged by passing farm machinery. The 38-metre steel bridge over the Blindman River is known locally as the Pink Bridge because of it’s once-red paint has faded to a pinkish shade over time. Lacombe County public works supervisor Bill Cade said three support structures were damaged by a wide load sometime on Wednesday. The county heard of the damage on Thursday. It was hoped an inspector could come out on Friday to assess the damage and determine if it is safe for use or needs repairing. The bridge is located on Range Road 1-2, about six km south of Bentley.
Lacombe school plants health habits Replacing French fries with fruits and veggies and slurpees with fruit juice slush has earned Lacombe Composite High School a 2014 Nutrition Innovation Award. In recent years, the school has developed an onsite, all-season greenhouse and grown herbs within
the school. It has plans to implement a system within the greenhouse that will use fish to help spur further plant growth. The school already incorporates plants grown at the school into its cafeteria menu, and will add the greenhouse fish as well once the aquaponics system is set up. When the cafeteria changes were made, the school lost profits, but consumption of fruit, vegetables and milk has increased. Given out by Alberta Milk, the award will grant the high school $1,000.
Sylvan students part of record read Students in Sylvan Lake got themselves a piece of a world record last week with a little reading and writing. Across 29 countries, over 100,000 students read the book I CAN Believe in Myself by author Miriam Laundry. Then 33,695 posted comments about the book and what they personally can do to set a Guinness World Record for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period. The co-ordinated event took place between May 6 and 7. Grade 3 students from Sherisse Gervais’ class and Grade 6 pupils from Adam Locke’s class at École Mother Theresa in Sylvan Lake participated in the event, designed to promote positive thinking among students.
Police issue scam alert Red Deer RCMP are warning about the emergence of a bank scam in the city. In this plot, the victim receives a phone call from someone claiming to be their bank manager investigating bank staff for theft and asks them to help catch the thief. The mark will be asked to withdraw money from their account and give it to someone posing as the manger at a pre-established meeting place away from the bank. The RCMP says this scenario would never take place. “This is a strong reminder to everyone to pay attention to what they’re throwing in recycling bins or garbage,” said Cpl. Leanne Molzahn in a press release. “A bank envelope, combined with another piece of paper with the resident’s name on it is enough to give a scammer like this an in that may help them to establish trust with their intended victim.” Anyone with information about this or other
Red Deer man sought by police A Red Deer man in the middle of serving a sentence for a long list of criminal offences is a suspect in an incident that resulted in a Regina police officer being injured in a vehicle crash. A Canada-wide search warrant has been issued for Jason John Dunlop, 33, of Red Deer, for being unlawfully at large. At the time of the collision, which took place on Wednesday in Regina, Dunlop was serving a two-year sentence for a slew of charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous flight from police, obstructing a peace officer, possession of stolen property both under $5,000 and over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and careless storage of a firearm. In September 2012, he pleaded guilty to these charges Jason John Dunlop stemming from a police chase that started in Stettler and ended in Three Hills. At the time, he was driving a stolen Ford F-350 while hauling stolen copper wire and illegally carrying firearms. During the four-hour chase, speeds reached 150 to 170 km/h. According to Corrections Service Canada, his sentence was set to end on Sept. 12, 2014. Regina police issued a release stating that at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a police officer was hit in a collision in downtown Regina. They suspect Dunlop is responsible and are asking for information about his whereabouts. Dunlop is described as Caucasian, medium build, about 1.78 metres (five foot eight) tall and weighs 90.5 kg (about 200 pounds). He has brown hair and green eyes with short, cropped hair. He was last seen driving a white Ford F-350 super-crew long box with Alberta licence plate BJK 4423. There is damage to the passenger side front bumper and on the driver’s side from the door to the back of the truck. Police say he is considered dangerous and ask people not to approach him, but to instead contact their local police department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Granada has a turbulent past. The Church of Guadalupe is located in the eastern part of Granada and this is a look at the side of the structure at night. It was built in 1626 by Fray Benito Baltodano. In 1856, it was occupied by William Walker for 18 days as one of his last strongholds. Walker was an American who led a rebellion that caused a great deal of damage to the church and to the city — going so far as to leave a note that said “Here was Granada.”
Exploring the New World’s oldest city Nicaragua is one of the fast- riage bounced along, I took a est emerging travel destina- number of shaky photographs tions in Central America, with before deciding to sit back, resome experts going so far as lax and just enjoy the ride. to dub it “the next At one point, the Costa Rica.” driver pulled the The comparisons buggy over, pointrefer primarily to ed to a cigar shop the rich potential and indicated that for eco-tourism in I should get out the country where and take a look inthere are rainforside. Usually when ests teeming with a tour guide takes plant and animal you to a store it’s life, large nature because they get a reserves, dozens kickback from the of volcanoes and store in question, freshwater lakes, but I got out and undeveloped took a look anyDEBBIE beaches and a smatways. OLSEN tering of hippie surf In this particular towns. instance I was glad But Nicaragua I hadn’t let my cynhas something its icism prevent me famous neighbour does not — from going inside as directed. the colonial city of Granada. At the back of the store was Founded by Spaniards in a cigar factory that offered 1524, Granada is the oldest free English-speaking tours excity in the New World and its plaining the process of making baroque architecture, sense cigars — from cultivation to of history and vibrant culture product assembly. It was quite make it a must-see for any fascinating and I lingered lontraveller to Central America. ger than I intended. At Granada’s heart is a liveBack in the carriage, we ly central plaza crammed with continued the city tour takmusicians, food venders and ing in the colonial architecstalls selling a wide variety of ture and the bustle of the busy goods. metropolis before returning to This central square is a the central square to explore busy meeting place at almost on foot. any time of day, but I couldn’t As I exited the carriage, I help feeling a bit surprised by noticed an open door on the what I saw when I gazed out southwest corner of the street my hotel window early on my opposite the central square. first morning in Granada. The large yellow colonial The second floor windows building that sits on the corner of the Hotel Plaza Colon pro- belongs to the wealthy Pellas vide a commanding view of family, owners of Grupo PelGranada’s central square and las, a conglomerate involved as I stood there watching, I in banking, sugar, rum, beer saw a family of four riding on and just about everything else one bicycle, a man galloping a in Nicaragua. horse down the middle of the It’s a rare thing, but on this city’s main arterial road and a morning the Pellas family woman precariously balancing home was opened for a tour, so a huge basket of baked goods I wandered inside for a look at on a bicycle she was manoeu- the beautifully restored colovering down the edge of the nial home — stopping on its road leading to the square. second floor balcony to take in At that moment, I recom- the excellent view. mitted myself to not getting I spent some time later in a rental car and attempting the day wandering around the to navigate Granada’s hectic square — poking my head instreets on my own. side the magnificent cathedral Outside the front door of my and meandering into little hotel, I purchased some fresh shops and restaurants along roasted cashews from a street the side streets. vendor and boarded a horseInside a leather goods shop, drawn carriage for a slow tour I was able to watch workers of the city. making beautiful high quality Horse-drawn carriages have belts, purses and wallets by lined the streets surrounding hand. the central plaza since VictoAs I sat at a sidewalk carian times and they are still fé not far from the square, I one of the best ways to tour couldn’t help admiring the the city. oldest city in the New World. As I sat back and relaxed, Apart from its obvious beauthe driver manoeuvred the ty, Granada stands today as a carriage around the narrow tribute to the resilience of the streets fighting with cars, Nicaraguan people. horse carts and cyclists along The city has been built and the way. rebuilt — pillaged multiple Occasionally he would times by pirates and buccaspeak in Spanish while point- neers and almost completely ing to one of the city’s sig- destroyed by the American nificant historical sites. I am despot William Walker, who pretty sure he was providing left a sign in its smoldering wonderful descriptions of the ruins that said simply: “Here various buildings and their was Granada.” history, but my poor command The tyrants are long gone, of the language meant that but the city has lived on as a most of it went right over my reminder of the opulence of head. the old Spanish Empire and We passed colourful old co- an ever-evolving trade centre lonial houses and other impor- that is becoming one of the top tant structures like the Guade- spots to explore in Nicaragua. loupe Church and the Francisco Convent and as the car- Please see GRANADA on Page B2
The large yellow colonial building that sits on the corner opposite the central square belongs to the wealthy Pellas family, who seem to own just about everything in Nicaragua. The home is rarely opened for tours, but it is worth exploring when it is open.
Bike rentals in Granada aren’t really free, but almost. If you purchase a guided bike tour, the rental is free. You can rent a bike for $20 per week or $45 per month. Taxis are cheap or you can hire a private car and driver to get around.
A vendor shows off his wares — handcrafted jewelry that he makes himself.
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Nicaragua is known for producing some of the best tobaccos in the world. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil, paired with the ideal weather conditions, creates a product that rivals Cuban tobacco in quality. At Don Elba, you can tour the factory and learn about tobacco production from seed to product assembly. It’s an interesting tour. At right, another view of wealthy Pellas family home, who seem to own just about everything in Nicaragua.
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GRANADA: One-stop flights available If you go ● There are no direct flights from Alberta to Nicaragua, but one-stop
flights are available with several carriers starting at about $800 per person including taxes from Calgary. ● Granada’s location makes it a great base for exploring other parts of Nicaragua and many of the B&Bs and hotels offer a long menu of day trips. The city is about an hour’s drive from the International Airport in Managua and you can get to Granada by public bus for under $1 or by taxi for about $45. You can hire an English-speaking driver and a private car to explore for under $100 per day. ● The nicer hotels in Granada are
found along the central square. Most are restored colonial manors that have been converted into hotels. I stayed at the Hotel Plaza Colon (hotelplazacolon.com), a restored manor that is one of the top-rated hotels in Granada with a lovely inner courtyard and pool. Rates start at $104 per night, including taxes and breakfast. Another nice accommodation nearby is Hotel Dario, which starts at $80 per night. ● February is a good month to visit Granada if you like poetry. Granada’s
international poetry festival takes place in mid-February annually and is one of the top festivals of its kind in the world. Granada poet José Coronel Urtecho once said: “Every Nicaraguan is a poet until proven otherwise.” Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. Follow Debbie’s travels at www.wanderwoman.ca. If you have an interesting travel story you would like to share, please email: DOGO@telusplanet. net or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.
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Transportation is an interesting proposition in Nicaragua. The narrow streets are jammed with bicycles, horses and cars — and there are many one-way streets to manoeuvre. On the upside, if you don’t want to deal with it, taxis are cheap and a carriage can take you almost anywhere for about $5.
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Cacti and spring flowers on the Norris Trail of Saguaro National Park in Arizona. The park, divided into two districts with the city of Tucson in between them, offers hikers sunny, peaceful trails. But a few tall, spiky yucca plants sprouting from the gypsum sand signalled that this was desert, part of 713 square km of constantly shifting dunes at White Sands National Monument. The remote area sits in the middle of a missile range in southern New Mexico. Call before driving the 87 km from Las Cruces to make sure a test hasn’t closed the road. Crawling up Camelback One of the most iconic Southwest hikes is smack in the middle of metro Phoenix. The experience of clambering up the 824-metre Camelback Mountain starts with fighting for a parking spot and ends with the rush of bagging a genuine peak. Hikers use metal handrails in spots to pull themselves up the red rocks, which resemble the face and hump of a camel. When I wasn’t climbing on all fours, or letting crowds pass me, I took in 360-degree views of distant mountain ranges and closer golf courses and pools, framed by tall saguaros, blooming and fragrant creosote, and orange poppy buds. “Watch out, it’s poisonous,” I calmly informed a
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Kings down Ducks Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, left, scores past Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period in Game 7 of an NHL second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday.
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kings 6 Ducks 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sitting in another jubilant dressing room deep inside another dazed road arena, Anze Kopitar simply stopped trying to explain the Los Angeles Kings’ big-game brilliance. In nearly every tight playoff spot over the last three years, his Kings have emerged and advanced — even when they end the career of hockey icon Teemu Selanne along the way. Kopitar knows the Kings’ tenacity can’t be easily defined, and it’s almost impossible to capture. But it has taken them all the way back to the Western Conference finals after they finished off the rival Anaheim Ducks in grand style, 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night. “It’s hard to say what it is, but it’s all in this room,” said Kopitar, the Kings’ leading scorer. “We don’t look outside too much. We believe in this
room. We knew this would have to be our best game of the series, and it was.” Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored in an overwhelming first period. The Kings advanced to their third straight conference finals by improving to a jawdropping 6-0 when facing elimination this spring. Los Angeles has won two seven-game series as it heads to Chicago for Game 1 on Sunday. Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Tanner Pearson also scored, and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves to help the Kings claim the first post-season Freeway Faceoff series with back-to-back wins over their top-seeded Southern California rivals. “We’re built for the playoffs, for sure,” Kings defenceman Drew Doughty said. “We struggled during the regular season. I don’t know the reason why, but we’re always ready for when it really counts.”
The Kings added to their 7-1 record in elimination games over the past two years, showing the remarkable poise that has led to eight playoff series victories in three seasons. They earned a rematch with the Blackhawks, who eliminated them in five games last spring. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions led 5-0 late in the second period in Anaheim, never allowing the Ducks to get going in their own building. Los Angeles shredded rookie goalie John Gibson for four goals in the first 22:02, and the Ducks lost a Game 7 for the second straight year. “Really tough emotions right now,” said captain Ryan Getzlaf, who scored one goal in the series. “They came out and played the way they can play. They know what they’re doing in these situations.” The defeat likely ended the career of the 43-year-old Selanne, who intends to retire. Both teams paid tribute to the
Finnish Flash after he took the final shift, eventually waving a melancholy goodbye to his Anaheim fans. “It’s got to be a lot of happiness later, but it is hard right now,” Selanne said. “It was going to be ending in a great celebration or a big disappointment, and we didn’t get the win.” Kings fans’ chants of “This is our house!” echoed through Honda Center, where the Ducks were one of the NHL’s best home teams during the best regular season in franchise history. The Kings got stellar performances from their best biggame players. Quick improved to 3-0 in Game 7s. Williams kicked off the first-period onslaught with his sixth goal in six career trips to Game 7. Williams also has six assists in those deciding games. “I’m proud of my numbers in Game 7, but the one I’m most proud of is 6-0,” Williams said.
Gaborik scored six goals in the series’ four games in Anaheim, giving him an NHL-best nine goals in his first post-season with the Kings. Gaborik, Williams and Richards are unbeaten in six career trips to Game 7; Carter improved to 4-0. The 20-year-old Gibson was overmatched, yielding four goals on 18 shots before getting pulled for Jonas Hiller, the dependable veteran benched twice by coach Bruce Boudreau in the season’s final weeks. Boudreau dropped to 1-5 in his six career trips to Game 7s with Washington and Anaheim, losing all five times at home. “The first period was like men against boys, quite frankly,” Boudreau said. “They were bigger, stronger, more determined. Everything we said we didn’t want to do, we did.”
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Eastern final Pair of Canadians in the hunt after second round at Byron Nelson sees rematch of Olympic final goaltenders BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BROSSARD, Que. — The NHL Eastern Conference final will be more than just a rematch of the Sochi Olympic final between goaltenders Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist. But that’s where much of the attention will be when the best-of-seven series opens Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre. Price completed a majestic Olympics as he allowed only three goals at the Winter Games in February and backstopped Canada to a 3-0 victory over Lundqvist and Sweden in the final to claim gold. He hopes to do it again in the battle of Original Six teams. “A big reason those two teams got to the gold medal game at the Olympics and why both these teams are here is goaltending,” Brandon Prust, a former Ranger now skating for Montreal, said Friday. “They’re two of the best goalies in the league, so it’s a great matchup there.” It has been an uneven matchup in recent years however, which has to be a concern for the Rangers. The man they call King Henrik has a dreadful record when he plays in Montreal. In his career, Lundqvist is 4-5-2 at the Bell Centre with a whopping 3.87 goals-against average and .876 save percentage.
He has been so bad, successive coaches John Tortorella and then Alain Vigneault have not given him the starting assignments at the Bell Centre. Lundqvist’s last game in Montreal was Jan. 15, 2012, when he let in four goals and was subbed by Martin Biron. Vigneault has confidence in his No. 1 goalie, however. “I can’t comment on what happened in the past,” he said. “All I can say is that Lundqvist is one of the best goalies in the NHL. He’s a goalie that excels under pressure and as far as I know, there is no place in the NHL he doesn’t play well.” This season, Cam Talbot started both meetings at the Bell Centre, earning his first career shutout in a 1-0 win on Nov. 16 and losing 1-0 in the regular-season finale for both clubs on April 12. Lundqvist started at home on Oct. 28 and lost 2-0 to Montreal backup Peter Budaj. “I don’t think he ever played here when I was with the Rangers,” said Prust. “Marty Biron always played here. I don’t think it’s going to be a big factor in the series. He’s a top goalie for a reason. We’ve just got to make sure we’re getting on him right away, getting lots of shots, getting lots of traffic and just causing some havoc around there to keep that confidence away.”
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IRVING, Texas — Canadian Mike Weir hasn’t had a top-25 finish since 2010. After the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship Friday, he’s closer to breaking that drought. Weir, of Brights Grove, Ont., and fellow Canadian Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., are part of an eight-player group tied at 6-under 134, two strokes behind leader Brendon Todd, heading into Saturday’s third round. “The work I’ve been doing over the years is to get back into this position, and now I’ve got to see if I can handle it and get momentum going and play well on the weekend,” said the 44-year-old Weir. “It’s been difficult to play and not be in contention.” Also at 6 under after Friday were Martin Kaymer — five days after winning The Players Championship — Paul Casey, who finished near the top of the leaderboard after a record back nine, Morgan Hoffmann, who had had bogey-free 66s, Tim Herron (66), Charles Howell III (66) and Marc Leishman (68). Casey was over par Friday before matching the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, an 8-under 27 with six birdies and an eagle. That was part of his 7-under 63 that was the low round of the day, though he could never remember such a good nine. “On par-3 courses, I think,” Casey said. “I like to think I would be good at shooting low rounds of golf through the past, but certainly nothing like that.” When Casey made the turn, he was coming off a three-putt at No. 9, his third bogey of the
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Graham DeLaet watches his putt go wide on the 16th green during the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Friday, in Irving, Texas. day. The 36-year-old Englishman, whose only PGA Tour victory was five years ago, was then 2 over for the tournament, even after making a 9-foot eagle putt on the par-5 seventh hole. “I think it’s easier when your back is up against the wall, like I was today” Casey said. “I was backed into a corner and had to do something. A little shift in, let’s say, attitude, and a little shift in goals.” Kaymer had his second consecutive 67, and has been in the 60s for all six of his rounds
at TPC Four Seasons. The German won at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday. “If you had a good week, obviously you can take a lot into the next week. You play a little bit more free, a little bit more relaxed,” Kaymer said. “It’s a new week, and I want to do as good as possible here.” For the second time in five years, Todd is back on the PGA Tour after getting his card back through the Web. com Tour.
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Tippett not happy with Canada’s rout of Italy WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON, Ont. — Antoine Bibeau’s 51-save shutout lifted the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a 1-0 win over the host London Knights to kick off the Memorial Cup on Friday. Anthony Mantha gave the visitors a 1-0 lead after the first period and Bibeau, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, preserved the win. Knights goalie Anthony Stolarz made 27 saves in front of a full house at Budweiser Gardens.
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KINGS: Finale The game was an unsightly farewell to Selanne, whose 21-season NHL career began in Winnipeg in 1992 and included parts of 15 seasons in Anaheim. He scored 684 regular-season goals, but had just two goals in 12 playoff games this spring. “It will be great memories I will live with for the rest of my life,” Selanne said. “I would never have expected to have this kind of career. I am very thankful for that.” Game 7 also might have been a finale for Saku Koivu. The 39-year-old Finnish centre said he’ll wait several weeks before deciding whether he’ll retire after 18 NHL seasons.
PGA: Patient He ended his round with back-to-back birdies to wrap up a round of 64 in which he needed only 22 putts. That included the 6-footer at the par3 17th after his tee shot rolled just past the hole. “It’s nice to put two under-par rounds together before the cut. That’s been a challenge for me this year,” Todd said. “I was patient today.” Todd, who started with six consecutive pars before four birdies in a fivehole stretch, first got to 7 under with a 12-foot birdie at the par-3 13th hole, but gave that stroke back at the par-4 15th when he hit his first two shots into the rough and had his only bogey. Peter Hanson was leading after a first-round 65, but was eight strokes worse Friday and dropped back to a tie for 25th. David Duval, only a stroke off the lead after an opening 66 that included
not happy about Canada’s troubling trend of taking a lot of penalties. Four infractions in the second period gave Italy what he called “a bunch of extra practice time ... that was not ideal.” Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native David Borrelli scored for Italy 1:12 into the third to break up goaltender James Reimer’s shutout. Brayden Schenn added a late insurance goal. Despite the final margin, Tippett was far from satisfied. “We got through it, and the third period we managed to go out and get through that too and let’s move on,” he said. Asked about specifics, Tippett wasn’t happy with “misplay in the D-zone, misplay on puck play, missed coverage.” He said it was one of those
games that’s hard for players to get mentally engaged. In addition to losing Burrows, Canada has had its share of trouble with mouth injuries. Defenceman Braydon Coburn lost some teeth, winger Troy Brouwer needed some stitches and captain Kevin Bieksa took another shot to the mouth a few days after chipping a tooth against the Czech Republic. “We had a lot of cuts,” Tippett said. “There was a lot of Shrap metal from this game.” In addition to that, Canada was without defenceman Jason Garrison, who did not dress because of an illness. After Burrows went out, just 18 skaters remained. “It’s tough to see guys get injured over here,” Bieksa said. “It’s a tough game over here, there’s been some injuries
United States, and unbeaten Sweden earn victories at worlds
Val-d’Or opens with win over host London
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Team Canada’s Nathan MacKinnon and team Italy’s Trevor Johnson collide along the boards during third period action at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus Friday.
The Memorial Cup has been awarded to Canadian junior hockey champions since 1919 in memory of those who died in the First World War. The tournament includes the Ontario, Western and Quebec champions as well as the host team. The Western Hockey League champion Edmonton Oil Kings face the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm on Saturday. This year’s tournament opener featured the least-rested team against a hockey club playing its first game in five weeks. The Knights were eliminated in the second round of playoffs by the Guelph Storm on April 11. birdies on four of his last five holes, shot a 76 Friday and missed the cut by a stroke at 2-over 142. The former No. 1 player, now 890th in the world 15 years later, had six bogeys over his last 11 holes and had only one birdie during his second round. The overall nine-hole scoring record is Corey Pavin’s 8-under 26 on the front nine in the first round of the 2006 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee in 2006. Seven others have had 27s on nine holes, the last Nick Watney in the third round of the 2011 AT&T National.
NHL: Troubles Lundqvist’s last win in Montreal was a 4-3 shootout victory on March 9, 2009. His troubles seem to go back to a wild game in 2008 when the Canadiens stormed back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Rangers. Then again, the entire Rangers team has struggled in Montreal, scoring only four goals in their last nine visits. Montreal winger Max Pacioretty isn’t counting on Lundqvist crumbling at this point of the post-season.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINSK, Belarus — The United States ended a two-game losing streak at the world hockey championship Friday by beating Kazakhstan 4-3 in overtime. Defending champion Sweden remained unbeaten to book a place in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory over Slovakia and Finland prevailed 3-2 over Switzerland in a penalty shootout. Seth Jones scored twice for the U.S. team and had one assist. He tied the game at 2-2 in the second period and added the winner 1:05 in overtime with a high wrist shot. “It just came to me naturally,” Jones said. “We definitely wanted to win this one. We didn’t want it to be as close as it was, to be honest, it’s just a good thing we got the points.” Veteran goaltender Tim Thomas saved a penalty shot in the third when the Americans “He’s obviously a worldclass goaltender and that whole mental block that you mentioned can change with one save in the first period of Game 1,” said Pacioretty. “If we get worried about things we can’t control, that’s when we start to get away from our game.” When he’s not facing Montreal, Lundqvist is spectacular. He leads playoff goalies with a .931 save percentage to go with a sterling 1.99 GAA. He was especially solid as the Rangers came back from a 3-1 series deficit in their conference semifinal against Pittsburgh, allowing one goal in each of three straight wins. Price pretty much matched that as Montreal overcame a 3-2 deficit against Boston, allowing one goal in the final two games. He has also matched Lundqvist’s 1.99 average, to go with a .928 save percentage. “It’s not always making the amount of saves, it’s making saves at the right time and I think he’s really figured that out,” Pacioretty said of Price. “In that series, every game you could say he made huge saves at the right time and it changed the momentum of the game.”
and you’ve got to stay healthy. You’ve got to have your team get through injury-free.” If there’s any advantage to this happening now, it’s that there’s time before Canada faces an elimination game in the quarter-finals. “You want (to) get all your bad games out early and injuries and maybe flu bug and stuff and get it done with and move on,” said Chimera, who earned player of the game honours. Though it wasn’t a game Tippett was particularly proud of, the result was there. Canada is 4-0-1 going into Sunday’s showdown with Sweden that will likely determine first place in Group A. Judging by Friday’s performance, this team is still a work in progress.
were up 3-2 but Roman Starchenko forced overtime with his second goal with 6:50 remaining in regulation. “After the two losses, this is a very important game for us,” Thomas said. “You’ve got to grow during the tournament. Overall, we did a lot of good things (today).” Craig Smith scored a power play goal and added an assist and Matt Donovan also scored as the U.S. bounced back from losses to Russia and Latvia. The U.S. outshot Kazakhstan 40-25. Gustav Nyquist and Mikael Backlund scored a power-play goal each in the first period and Magnus Nygren added one on in the third for Sweden. Slovakia replied with a goal from Martin Marincin in the second period. Iiro Pakarinen scored the decisive goal in the shootout for Finland. Tommi Kivisto and Olli Jokinen put Finland ahead 2-0 before Switzerland tied it with thirdperiod goals from Reto Suri and Roman Josi. The U.S. and Finland are third in Group B with eight points, one behind Latvia and four behind Russia. Switzerland has four and Kazakhstan is at the bottom with two.
Five things the Canadiens need to do to beat the Rangers The Montreal Canadiens open the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Here are five things the Habs need to do to win the seven-game series: Rattle Lundqvist — King Henrik seems to have a mental block when it comes to playing at the Bell Centre. New York’s star goalie is 4-5-2 with a 3.87 goals-against average and .876 save percentage when he plays in Montreal. He has struggled so much, he hasn’t even started in Montreal since 2012, when he was subbed after four goals. Price vs. Lundqvist — Carey Price allowed one goal in the final two games of the Habs seven-game comeback win over Boston. Lundqvist allowed only one in each game as the Rangers erased a 3-1 Pittsburgh advantage. Price will seek to win the duel between two of the NHL’s goaltending elite.
Top line — Montreal’s first line of David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher broke out of a slump in the in final two games against Boston. The Canadiens will need their first unit hot as goals will likely be hard to come by against the defensively sound Rangers. Stop St. Louis — The Rangers have rallied around veteran Martin St. Louis, whose mother died suddenly during their series with Pittsburgh. He is also a long-time Canadiens killer from his days with Tampa Bay. Stopping St. Louis and the inspiration he brought when he joined them late in the season is key. Therrien factor — Coach Michel Therrien did a fine job managing his lineup against the Bruins, bringing in Douglas Murray for extra size in mid-series, then replacing him with rookie Nathan Beaulieu. Speed and skill are likely to be factors, and at some point Therrien will need to decide whether to use Alex Galchenyuk, who is about to return from a knee injury.
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Canada 6 Italy 1 MINSK, Belarus — From coach Dave Tippett’s viewpoint, Team Canada struggled through a 6-1 drubbing of Italy on Friday at the world hockey championship. Canada won the game, its fourth in a row since opening the tournament with a shootout loss to France, but Tippett didn’t offer much in the way of a positive review. “We try to get better every game,” Tippett said. “Today I would say that there was very few things in that game we could use to get better other than we capitalized on chances. So we’ll put that game behind us and look at it as fortunate to capitalize on a lot of those chances and we look forward to Sweden.” Sunday’s game against Sweden is Canada’s measuringstick game in the preliminary round. Italy, much like Denmark a day earlier, didn’t provide much of a test. “A game that I didn’t think we played very well, but we capitalized on some chances,” Tippett said. “I think our players recognized we were (playing) back-to-back and (were)
trying to get through this game.” Canada started slow before Joel Ward scored 13:07 into the first period. Italian coach Tom Pokel felt the game changed when Canada’s Alex Burrows was injured on a knee-on-knee hit from Joachim Ramoser with 56 seconds left. Burrows left the game and did not return with a right leg injury. Ramoser was given a five-minute major penalty and an automatic game misconduct, and Cody Hodgson scored on the ensuing Canadian power play early in the second. “That obviously took some momentum away from us when you’re killing for five minutes against a strong power-play team,” said Pokel, a native of Green Bay, Wisc. “The third and fourth goals just killed us and took everything away from us.” Jason Chimera scored the third on a two-on-one with Mark Scheifele, and then Kyle Turris added the fourth while short-handed just over three minutes later after a perfect pass from Matt Read. Hodgson’s second of the game and tournament-leading sixth goal made it 5-0 later in the period. Along the way, Tippett was
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Local Sports Chicago 2 Minnesota 1, OT
Friday’s results Canada 6 Italy 1 Finland 3 Switzerland 2 Sweden 3 Slovakia 1 U.S. 4 Kazakhstan 3
2014 Memorial Cup Canadian Major Junior Hockey Championship ROUND ROBIN GP W L GF GA Pt Val-d’Or (QMJHL) 1 1 0 1 0 2 Edmonton (WHL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Guelph (OHL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 London (host) 1 0 1 0 1 0
Saturday’s games France vs. Norway, 3:45 a.m. Latvia vs. Russia, 3:45 a.m. Denmark vs. Czech Republic, 7:45 a.m. Belarus vs. Germany, 7:45 a.m. Slovakia vs. Italy, 11:45 a.m. Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan, 11:45 a.m.
Friday’s result Val-d’Or 1 London 0 Saturday’s game Guelph vs. Edmonton, 2 p.m. Sunday’s game London vs. Edmonton, 5 p.m. Monday, May 19 Guelph vs. Val-d’Or, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 Edmonton vs. Val-d’Or, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 London vs. Guelph, 5 p.m. End of Round Robin Thursday, May 22 Tiebreaker (if necessary) Third vs. Fourth places, 5 p.m.
Sunday’s games Canada vs. Sweden, 7:45 a.m. U.S. vs. Finland, 7:45 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Norway, 11:45 a.m. Russia vs. Germany, 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 19 Denmark vs. France, 7:45 a.m. Kazakhstan vs. Finland, 7:45 a.m. Italy vs. Sweden, 11:45 a.m. Latvia vs. Belarus, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 Norway vs. Canada, 3:45 a.m. Germany vs. U.S., 3:45 a.m. Denmark vs. Slovakia, 7:45 a.m. Latvia vs. Switzerland, 7:45 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Finland, 11:45 a.m. Russia vs. Belarus, 11:45 a.m. End of Preliminary Round
PARTICIPATING TEAMS WHL Champion — Edmonton Oil Kings OHL Champion — Guelph Storm Host — London Knights (OHL) QMJHL Champion — Val-d’Or Foreurs Friday’s summary Foreurs 1, Knights 0 First Period 1. Val-d’Or, Mantha 1 (Henley) 16:20. Penalties — Presseault VdO (high-sticking) 5:27, Tierney Ldn (hooking) 6:18, Horvat Ldn (tripping) 7:28. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Beauregard VdO (slashing) 1:53, Austin Ldn (roughing) 5:49, Anderson Ldn (slashing) 7:11, Gauthier VdO (tripping) 9:53, Mantha VdO (hooking), Tierney Ldn (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 10:19. Third Period No Scoring. Missed penalty shot — Horvat Ldn, 6:07. Penalties — Marcotte VdO (high-sticking) 5:41. Shots on goal Val-d’Or 9 5 14 — 28 London 20 13 18 — 51 Goal — Val-d’Or: Bibeau (W,1-0); London: Stolarz (L,0-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Val-d’Or: 0-4; London: 0-4. Attendance — 8,863 at London. IIHF Men’s World Championship Group A GP W OW OL L GF GA Pt Sweden 5 4 1 0 0 14 6 14 Canada 5 4 0 1 0 22 9 13 Czech Rep. 4 1 1 1 1 11 10 6 Norway 4 2 0 0 2 10 10 6 France 4 1 1 0 2 10 9 5 Slovakia 5 1 0 1 3 12 17 4 Denmark 4 1 0 0 3 8 14 3 Italy 5 1 0 0 4 4 16 3 Group B GP W OW OL L GF GA Pt Russia 4 4 0 0 0 22 5 12 Latvia 4 3 0 0 1 16 14 9 Finland 5 2 1 0 2 13 9 8 U.S. 5 2 1 0 2 19 18 8 Belarus 4 2 0 0 2 9 12 6 Germany 4 1 1 0 2 7 10 5 Switzerland 5 1 0 1 3 10 17 4 Kazakhstan 5 0 0 2 3 11 22 2 Note: Three points for a win in regulation, two for an overtime/shootout victory & one for an overtime/ shootout loss. Thursday’s results Canada 6 Denmark 1 Finland 2 Belarus 0 Latvia 6 U.S. 5 Sweden 2 France 1
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs SECOND ROUND Division Finals EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston (1) vs. Montreal (3) (Montreal wins series 4-3) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4 Boston 3, 2OT Saturday, May 3 Boston 5 Montreal 3 Tuesday, May 6 Montreal 4 Boston 2 Thursday, May 8 Boston 1 Montreal 0, OT Saturday, May 10 Boston 4 Montreal 2 Monday, May 12 Montreal 4 Boston 0 Wednesday, May 14 Montreal 3 Boston 1
Pacific Division Anaheim (1) vs. Los Angeles (3) (Los Angeles wins series 4-3) Saturday, May 3 Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 2, OT Monday, May 5 Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 1 Thursday, May 8 Anaheim 3 Los Angeles 2 Saturday, May 10 Anaheim 2 Los Angeles 0 Monday, May 12 Anaheim 4 Los Angeles 3 Wednesday, May 14 Los Angeles 2 Anaheim 1 Friday, May 16 Los Angeles 6 Anaheim 2
● Karate: Western Canadian Championship at Hunting Hills High School. ● Junior golf: Maple Leaf Tour junior worlds qualifier (12 and under)/Golf Alberta OOM Series at Lacombe, noon start. ● Midget AAA baseball: Fort McMurray at Red Deer, doubleheader at 3 and 6 p.m., Great Chief Park.
THIRD ROUND Conference Finals EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal (A3) vs. NY Rangers (M2) Saturday’s game N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 11 a.m. Monday, May 19 N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22 Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 x-N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29 x-Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana (1) vs. Washington (5) (Indiana wins series 4-2) Thursday’s result Indiana 93 Washington 80 Tuesday’s result Washington 102 Indiana 79 Miami (2) vs. Brooklyn (6) (Miami wins series 4-1) Wednesday’s result Miami 96 Brooklyn 94
Oklahoma City (2) vs. L.A. Clippers (3) (Oklahoma City wins series 4-2) Thursday’s result Oklahoma City 104 L.A. Clippers 98 Tuesday’s result Oklahoma City 105 L.A. Clippers 104
Baseball Baltimore New York Toronto Boston Tampa Bay
American League East Division W L Pct 22 18 .550 21 19 .525 22 21 .512 20 21 .488 18 24 .429
GB — 1 1 1/2 2 1/2 5
Detroit Minnesota Chicago Kansas City Cleveland
Central Division W L Pct 25 12 .676 20 20 .500 21 22 .488 20 21 .488 19 23 .452
GB — 6 1/2 7 7 8 1/2
Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Texas Houston
West Division W L Pct 26 16 .619 22 18 .550 20 21 .488 20 22 .476 14 28 .333
GB — 3 5 1/2 6 12
Friday’s Games Oakland 11, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh at New York, ppd., rain Detroit 1, Boston 0 Toronto 2, Texas 0 Baltimore 4, Kansas City 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Houston 2 Minnesota 5, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, late Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh (Volquez 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-3) at Houston (Cosart 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 5-1) at Cleveland (Tomlin 2-0), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 2-3) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-3), 5:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 6-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-2), 5:10 p.m.
Seattle (Elias 3-2) at Minnesota (Deduno 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 7-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-4), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 1-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Oakland at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m., 1st game Baltimore at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Toronto at Texas, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 2:35 p.m., 2nd game Detroit at Boston, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.
Atlanta Washington Miami New York Philadelphia
National League East Division W L Pct 22 18 .550 22 19 .537 21 21 .500 19 22 .463 17 22 .436
GB — 1/2 2 3 1/2 4 1/2
Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 27 15 .643 22 20 .524 19 21 .475 17 23 .425 13 27 .325
GB — 5 7 9 13
San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles San Diego
West Division W L Pct 27 15 .643 24 19 .558 23 20 .535 20 23 .465
Evans powers Roughnecks to NLL final with win over Rush in mini-game THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Shawn Evans scored a pair of goals in a special 10-minute mini-game as the Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Edmonton Rush 2-1 on Friday night to advance to the National Lacrosse League final. The Roughnecks came into the night holding a 1-0 series lead thanks to a 12-11 overtime vic-
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Canada’s men, women step closer to world championships with wins at qualifier THE CANADIAN PRESS MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canada’s men’s volleyball team beat Panama in three sets on Friday to move one step closer to qualifying for the world championships. Set scores were 25-17, 25-12, and 25-18. Former RDC King Gavin Schmitt of Saskatoon, Sask., led his team with 18 points, and 14 spikes, while Ruben Cuero was Panama’s top scorer with nine points. “It’s going to take a while. It’s our first match together in a while,” said Canadian coach Glenn Hoag. “We need to work this out. We need to focus on our game. Panama changed rotation three
GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 7 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (1) vs. Oklahoma City (2) Monday, May 19 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio,7 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. x — if necessary.
WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (1) vs. Portland (5) (San Antonio wins series 4-1) Wednesday’s result San Antonio 104 Portland 82
Friday’s summary Kings 6, Ducks 2 First Period 1. Los Angeles, Williams 5 (Richards, Voynov) 4:30 (pp). 2. Los Angeles, Carter 4 (Gaborik, Toffoli) 8:48. 3. Los Angeles, Richards 2 (King, Clifford) 15:12. Missed Penalty Shot — Perry Ana, 14:08. Penalties — Lovejoy Ana (hooking) 2:47, Koivu Ana (interference) 19:00. Second Period 4. Los Angeles, Kopitar 5 (Doughty, Clifford) 2:02. 5. Los Angeles, Gaborik 9 (Kopitar, Martinez) 14:08 (pp). 6. Anaheim, Palmieri 3 (Cogliano, Bonino) 17:02. Penalties — Voynov LA (high-sticking) 5:40, Perry Ana (boarding) 5:44, Richards LA (tripping) 7:11, Palmieri Ana (goaltender interference) 12:44, Brown LA (slashing) 19:37. Third Period 7. Anaheim, Perry 4 (Getzlaf, Lindholm) 3:42. 8. Los Angeles, Pearson 2 (Carter, Williams) 13:54. Penalties — Voynov LA (cross-checking) 3:22, Cogliano Ana (slashing) 3:22, Palmieri Ana (elbowing) 4:50, Bonino Ana (slashing) 9:30. Shots on goal Los Angeles 16 7 7 — 30 Anaheim 6 11 10 — 27 Goal (shots-saves) — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 8-60); Anaheim: Gibson (L, 2-2-0)(18-14), Hiller (2:02 second, 12-10). Power plays (goal-chances) — Los Angeles: 2-5; Anaheim: 0-3.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago (3) vs. Minnesota (WC) (Chicago wins series 4-2) Friday, May 2 Chicago 5 Minnesota 2 Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4 Minnesota 1 Tuesday, May 6 Minnesota 4 Chicago 0 Friday, May 9 Minnesota 4 Chicago 2 Sunday, May 11 Chicago 2 Minnesota 1 Tuesday, May 13
EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana (1) vs. Miami (2) Sunday’s game Miami at Indiana, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24 Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 26 Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 x-Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.
NBA Playoffs SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7)
WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago (C3) vs. Los Angeles (P3) Sunday’s game Los Angeles at Chicago, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 24 Chicago at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Monday, May 26 Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. x — if necessary.
Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh (1) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) (NY Rangers wins series 4-3) Friday, May 2 NY Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 2, OT Sunday, May 4 Pittsburgh 3 NY Rangers 0 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh 2 NY Rangers 0 Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh 4 NY Rangers 2 Friday, May 9 NY Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 1 Sunday, May 11 NY Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 1 Tuesday, May 13 NY Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 1
● Marathon: Woody’s RV World Marathon, 8 a.m. start for whole and half marathon; start and finish line at Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School. ● Midget AAA baseball: Fort McMurray at Red Deer, 10 a.m., Great Chief Park. ● Junior golf: Maple Leaf Tour junior worlds qualifier (12 and under)/Golf Alberta OOM Series at Lacombe, noon start.
Friday’s Games Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 3, Philadelphia 0 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 2 Pittsburgh at New York, ppd., rain St. Louis 5, Atlanta 2 Colorado 3, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 0 Miami at San Francisco, late Saturday’s Games Atlanta (Harang 4-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 5-2), 12:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 2-3), 12:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-3), 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 3-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-2), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Arizona (C.Anderson 1-0), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 2-4) at Colorado (Lyles 5-0), 6:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 3-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m., 1st game Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 2:35 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Cincinnati at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m.
tory in Calgary last Saturday. However the Rush were able to hang on for a 15-13 win in Game 2, sending the series to a special 10-minute mini-game to decide the series. Calgary got on board first in the mini-game as Evans had Rush goalie Aaron Bold going the other way with a shot two minutes in and then added another goal a minute later to give the Roughnecks at 2-0 lead. Edmonton finally got on the board in the extra match with 1:39 to play with a goal by Zack Greer, but Calgary was able to kill the clock from there. It was the first home playoff date in the nineyear history of the Edmonton Rush, who won the regular-season title with a record of 16-2. The Roughnecks will now wait to see if their opponent will be the Rochester Knighthawks or the Buffalo Bandits when the two teams finish their series on Saturday night. times in three sets, but it’s good. It forces us to focus and probably creates more problems for them than it does for us.” On the women’s side, Tabitha Love had 14 points and 10 spikes as Canada downed Jamaica 25-09, 25-10, 25-9. Kyla Richey of Robert’s Creek, B.C., scored 11 points, and captain Brittney Page of Vernon, B.C., added 10 more. “We were pretty prepared coming into this, and it is like playing on our home court, which is rare for us,” said Page. “So we really wanted to do well. Jamaica is very physical and athletic, so they can always depend on that, but we were ready for them and it worked out well today.” Jamaica’s Tahleia Bishop, who was born and raised in Whitby, Ont., and attends college in Buffalo, N.Y., led her team with six points. In other women’s action Friday, Mexico beat the U.S. Virgin Islands 25-12, 25-14, 25-19. On the men’s side, Trinidad fell to Costa Rica in five sets: 25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 25-18, 13-15. The tournament continues through Monday’s final, where teams play for gold and a berth at the world championships.
THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7)
Golf PGA-Byron Nelson Friday At TPC Four Seasons Resort Irving, Texas Purse: $6.9 million Yardage: 7,166; Par: 70 (a-amateur) Second Round Brendon Todd Graham DeLaet Morgan Hoffmann Martin Kaymer Mike Weir Paul Casey Tim Herron Marc Leishman Charles Howell III Gary Woodland Retief Goosen Ryan Palmer Boo Weekley Tyrone Van Aswegen James Hahn Matt Kuchar Padraig Harrington Louis Oosthuizen Alex Cejka Charlie Beljan Tim Wilkinson Andres Romero Vijay Singh Jordan Spieth Daniel Chopra Robert Garrigus Peter Hanson Rory Sabbatini Keegan Bradley Brian Gay Ben Crane Alex Prugh Lee Williams Jim Herman Chris Thompson Greg Chalmers Dustin Johnson John Huh Aaron Baddeley Jason Allred Steve Marino Jimmy Walker Ken Duke Kris Blanks Patrick Cantlay Scott Gardiner Kevin Kisner a-Scottie Scheffler David Toms Brice Garnett Billy Hurley III Ricky Barnes Josh Teater Jim Renner Angel Cabrera Charl Schwartzel Kyle Stanley Jamie Lovemark Shawn Stefani Michael Putnam Jason Dufner John Senden Carl Pettersson Rod Pampling Charlie Wi Will Wilcox Brian Davis Martin Flores Robert Allenby Luke Guthrie Chad Campbell James Driscoll Mark Anderson Kevin Foley Brad Fritsch Brian Harman Sean O’Hair Johnson Wagner Bryce Molder Jhonattan Vegas J.J. Henry Brendon de Jonge Ryo Ishikawa
68-64 68-66 68-66 67-67 68-66 71-63 68-66 66-68 68-66 68-67 70-65 67-68 67-68 67-68 71-65 69-67 68-68 68-68 67-70 72-65 66-71 71-66 69-68 70-67 70-68 74-64 65-73 70-68 70-68 71-67 68-70 67-71 67-71 70-68 69-69 71-67 69-69 67-71 68-70 68-70 70-69 71-68 70-69 70-69 70-69 70-69 69-70 71-68 71-68 69-70 70-69 72-68 71-69 69-71 73-67 73-67 74-66 73-67 74-66 70-70 70-70 70-70 69-71 68-72 73-67 72-68 70-71 70-71 72-69 69-72 69-72 70-71 73-68 70-71 72-69 72-69 69-72 73-68 71-70 70-71 70-71 73-68 73-68
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132 134 134 134 134 134 134 134 134 135 135 135 135 135 136 136 136 136 137 137 137 137 137 137 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141
Eric Axley Failed to make the cut
David Duval Ryan Moore Miguel Angel Carballo Bronson La’Cassie Hudson Swafford D.J. Trahan Briny Baird Edward Loar
66-76 68-74 68-74 73-69 69-73 73-69 72-70 69-73
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142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142
LPGA-Kingsmill Championship Friday At Kingsmill Resort, River Course Williamsburg, Virginia Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,347; Par: 71 (a-amateur) Partial Second Round Hee Young Park 66-68 Stacy Lewis 70-65 Brittany Lang 67-68 Mariajo Uribe 72-65 Katherine Kirk 69-68 Thidapa Suwannapura 67-70 Yani Tseng 68-70 Cristie Kerr 67-71 Charley Hull 70-69 So Yeon Ryu 70-69 Jenny Shin 69-70 Kris Tamulis 69-70 Mina Harigae 72-68 Mo Martin 72-68 Suzann Pettersen 72-68 Pornanong Phatlum 71-69 Sarah Kemp 70-71 Seon Hwa Lee 70-71 Silvia Cavalleri 74-68 Anna Nordqvist 74-68 Stacey Keating 72-70 Jimin Kang 71-71 Jane Park 71-71 Carlota Ciganda 70-72 Jennifer Johnson 70-72 Karrie Webb 70-72 Sandra Changkija 68-74 Jessica Korda 68-74 Cindy LaCrosse 74-69 Mi Hyang Lee 74-69 Lindsey Wright 74-69 Giulia Molinaro 72-71 Becky Morgan 72-71 Alison Walshe 72-71 Belen Mozo 74-70 Anya Alvarez 71-73 Katie Futcher 71-73 Morgan Pressel 71-73 Kathleen Ekey 67-77 Caroline Westrup 77-78
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134 135 135 137 137 137 138 138 139 139 139 139 140 140 140 140 141 141 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 143 143 143 143 143 143 144 144 144 144 144 155
Regions Tradition Friday At Shoal Creek Shoal Creek, Ala. Purse: $2.2 million Yardage: 7,231; Par: 72 Second Round Mark Calcavecchia Jay Haas Kenny Perry Olin Browne John Cook Steve Elkington Tom Pernice Jr. Jeff Sluman Fred Funk Jeff Hart Wes Short, Jr. Jeff Maggert David Frost Nick Price Bernhard Langer Colin Montgomerie Tom Lehman Marco Dawson John Inman Tom Watson Corey Pavin Mark O’Meara Willie Wood
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138 139 140 140 141 141 142 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 145
69-69 69-70 72-68 69-71 71-70 70-71 72-70 72-71 71-72 73-70 74-69 73-70 72-71 74-69 74-70 72-72 73-71 71-73 72-72 72-72 70-74 74-70 70-75
MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T GF Kansas City 10 5 3 2 15 New England 10 5 3 2 14 D.C. 9 4 3 2 13 Houston 11 4 5 2 15 New York 11 3 3 5 18 Columbus 10 3 4 3 10 Philadelphia 12 2 5 5 12 Toronto 7 3 4 0 7 Chicago 9 1 2 6 17 Montreal 9 1 5 3 7
GA 8 10 11 19 17 11 15 9 18 17
Pt 17 17 14 14 14 12 11 9 9 6
Wednesday’s results Kansas City 1 Philadelphia 2
Western Conference GP W L T GF 11 7 3 1 22 10 5 0 5 21 11 5 5 1 20 10 4 2 4 16 10 4 3 3 11 9 2 3 4 10 7 2 2 3 8 10 2 5 3 12
GA 19 12 19 12 12 11 6 19
Pt 22 20 16 16 15 10 9 9
Sunday’s games Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Seattle Salt Lake Dallas Vancouver Colorado San Jose Los Angeles Chivas
Saturday’s games New York at Toronto, 2:30 p.m. Montreal at D.C., 5 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Chivas at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Seattle, 8 p.m. Columbus at Portland, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21 Houston at D.C., 5 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 Toronto at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Fastball Red Deer Ladies Fastball W L 4 0 3 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
TNT Athletics Snell & Oslund Badgers N Jensen Bandits Rage U16 Panthers Lac Physio Shooters
T 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pts 8 6 2 2 2 2
Stettler Heat Alta Kaizen Warriors
Scores Thursday Athletics 12 Bandits 2 Athletics 3 Panthers 2 Badgers 9 Shooters 2 Stettler 8 Rage 4
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Skylar Roth scored twice to lead host Hunting Hills to a 6-1 victory over Olds in senior high boys soccer action Thursday. Also scoring for the undefeated Lightning were Mitch Morrison, Nathan Milavong, Eric Gopal and Massood Khan.
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, left, tags Texas Rangers Leonys Martin out while trying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday. wasn’t in time. Kratz and Gose were in the lineup replacing Dioner Navarro and Colby Rasmus. Navarro is on the bereavement/family medical emergency list and Rasmus is on the disabled list. Kratz said it was his decision to open the inning with a bunt. “We’d been talking the whole game about getting something going,” Kratz said. “It was just an idea that worked.” Darvish said through an interpreter that he was surprised by the first bunt but not by the second. He went eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Darvish struck out 11 and walked
Calcavecchia closes with birdie to take lead over Haas at Regions Tradition BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mark Calcavecchia’s 8-foot closing putt for birdie put him in a better mood and sole possession of the second-round lead in the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek. Calcavecchia insisted that only the first benefit was meaningful. He shot his second straight 3-under 69 on Friday to reach 6 under and take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas at the Champions Tour major. Haas had a 70 after they came in as part of a four-way tie in the major championship. Haas missed a 4-footer on No. 18 to give Calcavecchia a shot at the solo lead at the midway point. Calcavecchia said finishing with a birdie improves his mood, lead or no lead. “It really doesn’t matter, other than the fact that I’m happier that I made the putt on the last hole, made the 8-footer for birdie as opposed to missing it,” said Calcavecchia, who is seeking his first Champions Tour win since the 2012 Montreal Championship. “Sixty-nine sounds better than 70, it always has. “It always feels good to birdie the last hole. Leading as opposed to being tied for the lead, that makes no difference whatsoever to me.”
It was the highest score for a 36-hole leader at the Tradition since J.C. Snead was 6 under at Desert Mountain in 1996. The 36-hole leader has only won one of the last nine majors on the 50-and-over tour, with the exception being Mark Wiebe last year in the Senior British Open. Calcavecchia’s main concern is a rib problem he aggravated late in Thursday’s round, leading to upper back spasms. He said it began flaring up again after swings starting on No. 14 Friday. “It’s like a delayed reaction, then it kind of goes away,” he said. Kenny Perry and Olin Browne were 4 under. Perry had a 68, and Browne shot 71. Browne was part of the firstround logjam along with Chien Soon Lu, who shot a 77. Haas birdied the first four holes, and Calcavecchia had three birdies on the first six holes. “I didn’t put myself into a lot of bad positions,” Haas said. “Being 4 under after four was kind of a dream start and it kind of slowly got away from me. But I like my position. I feel pretty good about my situation going into the weekend.”
Park tops leaderboard in suspended second round of Kingsmill Championship BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Hee Young Park topped the leaderboard at 8 under Friday in the suspended second round of the Kingsmill Championship. The South Korean player, fighting a lingering wrist injury, shot a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lang, Lexi Thompson, Azahara Munoz and Lizette Salas. “Last week I rested like whole week, so I can I think more focus on the course and I’m ready,” said Park, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. “Yesterday more hard ground, so a bit tough to hit solid, hit the ball. But today more soft fairway, everything, so it helped a lot. More comfortable today. A lot of ice, good food, good sleep.” The second-ranked Lewis, in position to take the top spot in the world
ranking from Inbee Park, had a 65. “Definitely have a better feeling coming off the course today,” Lewis said. “Just feel like I played a lot more solid, hit the ball better, definitely had more control going into the greens. I think less wind helped there. Just stayed really patient and made a few putts, and added up to a pretty good score.” Lang finished with a 68. “I’ve been playing really well and working really hard just trying to be confident out there and committed to my shots,” Lang said. “Working on a few things, so good first two days.” Thompson, Munoz and Salas were unable to finish the round because of darkness after the start of play was delayed 3 ½ hours.
three in his first start since throwing a one-hitter against Boston last Friday that Major League Baseball on Wednesday ruled was a two-hitter. Neither team got a runner beyond first base until the sixth inning — thanks in part to a successful Toronto challenge in the third inning that reversed a safe call on a steal of second base by Leonys Martin. In the bottom of the sixth, Martin walked, was bunted to second, advanced to third on a sacrifice fly. He was stranded when Elvis Andrus grounded to shortstop. Darvish was working on six days’ rest because of a shuffling of the Rang-
Pitchers elbows keep tearing, some experts blame overthrowing in youth leagues THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All of baseball is focused on a most precious 2 1/8 inches — the average length of the ulnar collateral ligament. This year, more than a dozen major league pitchers already have undergone Tommy John surgery — which involves replacing the elbow ligament with a tendon harvested from elsewhere (often the non-pitching elbow or forearm) in the patient’s body. AllStars Patrick Corbin, Josh Johnson and Matt Moore have had the surgery, and NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez was scheduled to have his operation Friday. “It’s a problem. There’s no question about it,” baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said. “I’m almost afraid to pick up the paper every day because there’s some bad news.” The surgery forces a player to miss at least a full season, but many power pitchers — including Chris Carpenter (2007), Stephen Strasburg (2010) and Adam Wainwright (2011) — threw as hard with their repaired elbows as they did before. Matt Harvey is still recovering from surgery last year. The league hopes it can find ways to protect these million dollar elbows before surgery is required. Dr. James Andrews, one of the world’s top orthopedic physicians, will be meeting with a research committee Monday at Major League Baseball’s headquarters. “We’re going to put together a research project to help figure this out. We don’t know quite what to say at this point,” he said. “But, yeah, it’s got everybody’s attention.” A 2013 survey showed 25 per cent of big league pitchers and 15 per cent of minor leaguer pitchers had undergone the procedure. “This does not include the guys who didn’t make it back. These are the success stories,” said Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute, who conducted the survey with Stan Conte of the Dodgers. With the advent of high-tech scans such as MRIs, doctors usually can pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. And with
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River Bend’s Anderson tied for second at Player’s Tour event was the only other Central Albertan to finish in the money, putting together a 74-75—149 total to tie for 11th, which gave him $525. Finishing out of the money were Clinton McAllister of Wolf Creek Golf Resort (74-79—153), Ryan Moore of the Ponoka Community Golf Club (77-78— 155), Mathew MacDonald of the host course (81-78—159) and Roy Hide of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (8079—159).
pro pitchers under the watch of radar guns whenever they throw, the slightest drop in velocity triggers scrutiny. But for more than a century, pitchers came up with “sore arms” and “dead arms,” trying to pitch through pain. “Back then, you could be on your deathbed and you never told anybody because if you said, ’God, my arm hurts,’ there were 15 guys waiting to take your place,” Tommy John said. “So I kept my mouth shut and just kept pitching, kept pitching, kept pitching.” UCL reconstruction has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century, Andrews and Dr. Jeremy Bruce wrote in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, citing a paper by J.R. Dugas. Experts think young pitchers throw far more often now than they did a decade or two ago. “Baseball, once considered a seasonal sport, has become a year-round event in some regions of the United States, with increased team travel play and sponsored tournaments,” Andrews and Bruce wrote. An ASMI study published in 2011 examined 481 pitchers ages 9-14, and then checked with them 10 years later. Those who threw more than 100 innings in a year were 3.5 times more likely to need elbow or shoulder surgery or were forced to stop playing baseball. New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek says he’s performing the procedure more often among teenagers, who are not as strong as professionals and are trying to impress with high velocities. “When you’re throwing year-round, you don’t have much time for all this fitness stuff,” Altchek said. “So you’re fitness gets sacrificed, Your arm is overloaded. That’s a recipe for disaster.” The USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee recommends limits of 50 pitches per game and 2,000 pitches per year for 9- and 10-yearolds, and 75 pitches per game and 3,000 per year from 11-14. The limit rises to 90 at ages 15-16 and 105 for ages 17-18, with no more than two games a week.
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Scott Anderson of the River Bend Golf Course tied for second in the first PGA of Alberta Player’s Tour event of the season at the Sundre Golf Club Thursday,. Anderson had rounds of 69-75 for a 144 total, leaving him in a tie with Blair Buttar of the Glendale Club in Calgary, two strokes back of Mike Belbin of the Edmonton Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Belbin shot rounds of 74-68 and won $2,250. Anderson took home $1,112.50. Troy Butterfield of Alberta Springs
ers’ starting rotation when Martin Perez experienced elbow pain in his start Saturday. The first hit off Darvish came in the fifth inning, a leadoff single pulled to right field by Adam Lind. The Rangers have lost three straight and five out of six to fall six games behind first-place Oakland in the AL West. Texas’ typically potent attack went into the game ranked 10th in the league in slugging percentage and 11th in runs. And, in the past week, the Rangers have lost left-handed starters Perez and Matt Harrison to what appear to be season-ending injuries.
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Blue Jays 2 Rangers 0 ARLINGTON, Texas — Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison knows how to hang tough and make in-game adjustments. Friday night he reaped the benefits in a matchup with Texas’ Yu Darvish. Hutchison, back in the majors this spring after having Tommy John surgery late in his rookie season in 2012, outdueled the Rangers’ ace Friday night, throwing a three-hit shutout for his first career complete game in the Blue Jays’ 2-0 victory. “I was grinding a little bit,” said Hutchison, 23, who made 11 starts as a rookie and 10 appearances late last season in the minors. “I had good command, but my secondary stuff took me a little bit to get to. I was able to make that adjustment and make better pitches with the changeup and slider.” Melky Cabrera broke up a scoreless game with a two-run double in the eighth inning to give Hutchison (2-3) all the support that he needed. He struck out six in earning his first victory since April 1. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wasn’t surprised by Hutchison’s performance. “I’ve been watching him pitch from the first day of spring training,” Gibbons said. “When he’s on, he can be as tough as anybody.” Cabrera’s liner sailed just beyond the outstretched glove of Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland, scoring Erik Kratz and Anthony Gose. Kratz and Gose each reached against Darvish (3-2) on infield bunts. The right-handed hitting Kratz bunted to third and beat an off-balance throw by Adrian Beltre. Gose, a left-handed hitter, drag bunted up the first-base line. Moreland’s throw to second baseman Rougned Odor covering first base
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Penguins GM Shero Raonic to face Djokovic pays the price for in semis at Italian Open early playoff exits BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins hired Ray Shero as general manager eight years ago with the mandate to build a roster around two of the game’s brightest stars and turn tickertape parades through downtown into an annual rite of spring. Nearly a decade — but just one Stanley Cup later — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin find themselves on a perennially underachieving team. And Shero finds himself out of a job. The Penguins fired Shero on Friday, three days after another early playoff exit, this one a seven-game loss to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Coach Dan Bylsma remains in charge until Shero’s replacement gets a chance to evaluate the entire organization top to bottom. “We share the disappointment of our fans that we have not had success in the playoffs over the past five seasons,” co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said. “We believe that new leadership in the general manager’s office will bring a new approach and new energy.” Assistant general manager Jason Botterill will serve as general manager on an interim basis. Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse called Botterill a candidate to take over and believes whomever the team brings in won’t need to make major changes on a club that won 51 games in 2013-14. “It’s not a complete rebuild,” Morehouse said. “This is a team that has had a level of success. What we’re trying to do now is get from good to great.” It’s a destination the Penguins reached only briefly during Shero’s tenure, spending most of the time in a murky middle ground that made them
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ROME — Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to his first semifinal of the season Friday after a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 quarter-final win over Jeremy Chardy of France at the Italian Open. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., will next play second-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who is back on track after a right wrist injury sidelined him last week. Raonic led by a set and a break at 6-3, 4-3 before losing his serve for the first time in the tournament. Chardy broke again at 6-5 to force a third set on an overcast day at the Foro Italico. Djokovic, who sat out last week’s Madrid Open, overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win. Djokovic double-faulted on his first match point but then won a 38-shot rally before eventually closing it out in just over 2 ½ hours. Djokovic is aiming for third Rome title, having won the clay-court event in 2008 and 2011. Also reaching the last four was Grigor Dimitrov, who celebrated his 23rd birthday with a win when 36-year-old Tommy Haas retired after losing the first set 6-2 due to a right shoulder injury — spoiling a matchup between the youngest and oldest players in the
top 20. Dimitrov’s semifinal opponent will be either seven-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal or Wimbledon title-holder Andy Murray, who were playing later in the last key warm-up event before the French Open starts in nine days. “It’s definitely one of the most memorable days of my life,” Dimitrov said upon reaching his first Masters series semifinal. “I’m just a happy birthday boy today.” In women’s play, Sara Errani took advantage of a supportive crowd to beat second-seeded Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 and reach the semifinals for the second consecutive year. Errani will next meet either 2007 and 2008 Rome champion Jelena Jankovic or third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. In the other half of the draw, 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic beat 13th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 and will face either top-ranked Serena Williams or Zhang Shuai of China. The 10th-seeded Errani is attempting to become the first Italian to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the title 29 years ago in Taranto. The last Italian man to win was Adriano Panatta back in 1976.
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SALES CONSULTANT Red Deer Motors is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our sales team. Previous sales experience is a deﬁnite asset but we can train the right candidate. With our team, you have access to the widest variety of inventory, including all makes and models. The ability to learn the different models, options, and details of each manufacturer will be an important aspect of your success.
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Ed Hervey likes the Edmonton Eskimos’ chances a lot better heading into his second training camp as the club’s general manager. After a dismal 4-14 campaign in 2013, Hervey has his own hand-picked head coach, what should be an upgraded offensive line, and a sense that the CFL franchise’s rebuild is finally on course. “I feel this year (I have) a better grasp of everything that we want and we’re actually heading in the direction that I feel more comfortable with,” Hervey said. “Last year heading into the season, it was a whole lot of things that had to be fixed. A lot of things internally that needed to be worked on. We had processes that had to re-established, and now that those things are in place ... it’s strictly about on-field football and the performance of the players and improving our product.” That started with Hervey hiring former Toronto Argonauts defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones to be the team’s new head coach after Kavis Reed was let go after last season. I don’t show a whole lot of emotion, but all in all I’m thrilled about where we’re headed as an organization,” said Hervey, an Eskimos receiver during his playing days. “I’m very confident in the leadership that we’re building in our football department. I’m very pleased with the continuity of the coaching staff. I like Chris Jones’s approach — firm but fair. “I’m ready to get the players on the field. I’m ready for training camp to get started and waiting to see how this thing unfolds.” Jones has made the playoffs in each of his 12 seasons in the CFL and has picked up seven division titles and three Grey Cup victories along the way. However, Edmonton will be his first head coaching job. He served as defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and assistant GM with the Argonauts in both 2012 and 2013.
Eskimos GM Hervey more comfortable heading into second training camp
one of the league’s model franchises during the regular season but a symbol of disappointment once the calendar crept into May and beyond. Pittsburgh won the franchise’s third Cup in 2009 but has failed to produce a bookend. Pittsburgh is just 4-5 in playoff series over the last five years after blowing a 3-1 series lead against New York. Morehouse didn’t blame the 51-year-old Shero’s ouster on one specific misstep. “This is a decision that’s been in the works for a long time since we’ve won the Cup,” Morehouse said. “We wanted to get back to the Stanley Cup finals and we haven’t and we’re going to make some changes.” The Penguins brought Shero in before the 2006-07 season and tasked him with finding the right kind of players to complement Crosby and Malkin’s otherworldly offensive talent. It culminated on a giddy night in Detroit in 2009, when the Penguins edged the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 to earn the franchise’s third Cup, a run that included the crucial trade deadline acquisitions of forwards Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin. It was supposed to mark the beginning of a dynasty. Yet five seasons have come and gone with the Penguins in a familiar position: watching the final stages of the playoffs without them. It hasn’t been for lack of trying. Shero remained aggressive in investing in a “win now” mode as the ensuing disappointments piled up. He enthusiastically said the Penguins were “all in” last year after trading for Jarome Iginla, Jussi Jokinen, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray. The moves often created headlines but little else, and boatloads of regular-season victories and a sellout streak seven years and counting proved no longer good enough.
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RDC ALUMNI WINE TASTING FESTIVAL RAISES FUNDS — AND SPIRITS
Photos by LANI LEDINGHAM/ freelance ● Happy to see many RDC alumni and guests enjoying an evening of wine, fine food and fellowship. ● Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria unveiled their new wine list at the event. Here, a guest is about to experience their Lagaria Pinot Grigio delle Venezie. ● Riana Prins from salt restaurant in Lacombe is assisted serving guests by Anne Harvey, an RDC alumna volunteer. ● Austin McGrath, right, shares a light moment with a raffle ticket buyer. Austin is the president of the RDC Kin Krew Philanthropy Society. ● Patrick Malkin of 50 West chats with guests about the delicious lobster bruschetta the restaurant presented at the event.
More than 400 wine enthusiasts gathered on April 25 to indulge their passion at the 10th annual RDC Alumni Wine Tasting Festival. The Cenovus Energy Learning Common on the main campus came alive with fabulous food from some of Central Alberta’s finest restaurants and caterers, teamed with wineries, wine merchants and local retailers. Presented by True-Line Homes, the Alumni Wine Tasting Festival funds the True-Line Endowment, which produces two awards annually for Red Deer College students in the building trades and business programs. The remaining proceeds from the event support other student scholarships and alumni programs. The event is an opportunity for connoisseurs to
sample some great wines from all over the world and have the pleasure of pairing their favourites with select food offerings. Whether food or wine, vendors shared their expertise and preferences with guests, making the festival a great learning opportunity. This year’s event had a special ambiance, an engaged audience and a great jazz trio, capped by great raffle prizes, including a California winery tour provided by Rock-IT Travel, a Red Deer company owned by two RDC alumni. The RDC Alumni Wine Tasting Festival featured wines from Barr Estate Winery, Beverage International, Celestial Wine and Spirits, enotri wine merchants, Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria, Field Stone Fruit Wines, Fratters Speakeasy, Harvest Vintage
Imports, Mondia Alliance, RDC Alumni (Upper Bench Winery and Creamery), The District, Winerunners, plus beer from Ribstone Brewery. Food selections came from 50 West, Black Knight Inn, Boulevard Restaurant and Lounge, Chickadee Epicurean, Chartwells, Cilantro and Chive (Ponoka), Dose Coffee, Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria, India Feast, La Casa Pergola, One Eleven Grill, Red Deer Lodge (BotaniCa), Remi’s Catering and salt restaurant (Lacombe). In addition to True-Line Homes, the event received generous support from Alsco Linens, Chateau Wine and Spirits (Lacombe, onsite liquor store), Goodkey Show Services, TD Meloche Monnex, Prolific Graphics, Red Deer Goldsmiths and Rock-IT Travel.
FRONT PINBALL SPEAKS ON WEDNESDAY The Red Deer Catholic Education Foundation will feature Michael “Pinball” Clemens at its fifth annual fundraiser gala on Wednesday. Clemens, an inductee to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, will share a message of encouragement, Winning Against All Odds, and stories about his career with the Toronto Argonauts. The education foundation helps young people reach their full potential, and projects have ranged from environmental initiatives to leadership workshops. Students will also showcase some of their talents at the event. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 at the Black Knight Inn. Tickets, $150 each, are available until noon on Wednesday at the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. For more information, go to www. blackknightinn.ca or call 403-343-1055.
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Rural bus fees possible BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF
CHINOOK’S EDGE SCHOOLS
Chinook’s Edge School Division may start charging an annual fee for rural bus riders to deal with transportation funding shortfalls. Over 4,000 students ride the bus across the expansive division that includes Olds, Innisfail and Sylvan Lake. Up to now, most do so for free. But, facing another year without a provincial subsidy that would have given the division approximately $500,000 in transportation funds to play with, the division’s board is considering implementing a fee structure for the 2015-16 school year. The division has exhausted its transportation reserves over the last few years, and, while it has not significantly reduced service or lengthened ride times, it intends to forgo upgrading its fleet unless the province reinstates its fuel price contingency program that had provided $22 million annually to school divisions before being discontinued last spring.
Typically, the division replaces four to six buses per year from its fleet of about 100, spending around $90,000 for each new vehicle. Associate superintendent Allan Tarnoczi said the division expects buses to be operational for 10 to 15 years before they have to be replaced. Tarnoczi said the jurisdiction’s buses are in reasonably good shape now, but that the situation is not sustainable. “It’s like a family car. Your car might be in good shape today, but if you’re not saving for the day when your car gets old and you need to replace it, you’re going to be hit with a huge bill when you finally do have to replace it. The same is true of our buses,” he said. To pay for capital upgrades, the board will first lobby the government to reinstate the fuel subsidy, which gave boards additional funding whenever diesel prices were above 60 cents/litre (they currently sit at about $1.30/litre). Failing that, it would look
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Covering almost 170 km by bike, the participants in the two-day Johnson MS Bike Tour will pedal with all they can on June 7 and 8. The MS Society of Canada, Central Alberta chapter, is inviting people to participate in the bike tour. All a person needs is a bike and a passion to help end MS. Each day of the Red Deer bike tour covers 80 to 85 km, beginning and ending in the city. A light breakfast is provided before heading out and there will be stocked checkpoints along with way for refuelling. For more information and to register, visit www. msbike.ca or call 403-3460290.
INCOME TAX DISCUSSION Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff
CHRISTMAS BUREAU TEA The Red Deer Christmas Bureau is hosting a volunteer appreciation tea on June 1. All volunteers are welcome to pop by for snacks and beverages. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at the Toy Depot at 7428 49th Ave. in No. 15. No registration is required.
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Friendship centre plans move ahead BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF
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Public Interest Alberta is launching into a year-long campaign advocating for a progressive income tax and increased corporate taxes, with the aim of investing that money in the province. As part of this campaign they will embark on a speaking tour that rolls into Red Deer on June 4 at the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library, at 4818 49th St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Public Interest Alberta executive director Bill Moore-Kilgannon said on top of what impact a progressive tax could have, there will be discussion around early childhood learning programs at Red Deer College.
to institute a ridership fee. A 2007 survey of Alberta divisions found that only three of 25 rural jurisdictions charged fees to riders. But in recent years, more have been implemented. In the division immediately south of Chinook’s Edge, bus riders are charged $165 annually, with the maximum charge per family set at $330. The average cost to run each route in Chinook’s Edge for a year is $52,000. The division cut about $400,000 from its 2013-14 transportation budget as fuel costs rose. Some routes were amalgamated and other belt-tightening was done. The board has made it clear, though, that it does want to take funds out of the classroom to pay for student transportation. It has, however, opted to discontinue shuttle services that have run between Penhold, Innisfail and Bowden to accommodate parents who have wanted their children to attend particular schools despite living outside of the standard attendance boundary for those schools. The buses will run during the 2014-15 school year to allow families to make alternate arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
Zookeeper Serena Bos and Mari Jegou feed orphaned wolf pups Lupé and Nissa at Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail this week. Both pups are female and are believed to have been born at the end of April.
Contaminated sites list includes 102 local places BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Central Alberta has 102 sites listed on the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory. Two sites are in Red Deer — the Red Deer Armoury and the former Red Deer Rural RCMP detachment, located side by side on 55th Street. Only the armoury required cleanup. Surface soil contamination around storage buildings was discovered in 2004-05 and work took about four months to complete. The inventory list on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website (http://www. tbs-sct.gc.ca/fcsi-rscf/numbers-numeros-eng. aspx?qid=1090054) includes 1,086 sites in Alberta and 22,294 sites across Canada. Only land under the responsibility of the Canadian government is included in the inventory and sites are either contaminated or suspected of being contaminated. Fifty-three per cent of sites across the country, or 11,843, have either been remediated or no action was required following assessment. Of the 6,473 active sites, 29 per cent are at the assessment stage, 21 per cent are developing or implementing remediation or risk management strategies, and seven per cent require long-term monitoring. At the Red Deer Armoury, small patches of surface contamination in the petroleum, oils and lubricants storage area reached a depth of 15 cm. Groundwater was not contaminated. Stained soil was removed and steel storage sheds, with containment areas built into the bottom, were installed to prevent future contamination. Cleanup costs came to a little over $8,000. No contamination was found at the Red Deer Rural RCMP detachment. The site was identified for assessment because it had an
underground storage tank. As a proactive measure, the storage tank was removed to meet today’s standards that require above-ground tanks. Other Central Alberta sites listed in the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory include six sites at the Lacombe Research Centre operated by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, and five sites under the control of the Correctional Service of Canada in connection with Bowden Institution. According to information included in the contaminated inventory, remediation was done at three of the sites at the research centre that cost $379,000, $109,000 and $52,000. Research activities at the centre focus on integrated meat science and production, microbiological safety and storage stability of meat, and northern and parkland agriculture. Remediation has been completed at two Correctional Service of Canada sites — its active firing range in 2009, and at Bowden Institution’s fuel storage tanks in 2008. The institution’s landfill only requires periodic groundwater testing. No remediation is needed at the new water reservoir, or at the Bowden Wastewater Lagoon. The largest cleanup of contaminated land in Central Alberta was at the two Cold War bomb shelters at Penhold in 2001. The “Diefenbunker” and the smaller communications bunker were both demolished as they were found to be contaminated with mould, asbestos and lead. A diesel fuel spill was also discovered near the smaller bunker. Between June 2004 and December 2008, more than 4,700 litres of diesel fuel was recovered from the groundwater. The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan was established in 2005 with a 15-year commitment of $4.2 billion from the federal government. email@example.com
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The Asooahum Centre will mark a new milestone in the three decades that the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre has worked to change lives in Red Deer. Plans to build the long-awaited integrated housing and cultural centre are slowly taking shape as the society continues to file the necessary paperwork in order to build on the 3.5-acre canoe-shaped site on Riverside Drive. The society has roughly $4.5 million in the bank from the provincial government to build affordable housing units. The cultural centre portion will take another estimated $5 million to build. A fundraising campaign is already underway. Shovels must be in the ground by Sept. 29 as part of its funding agreement with the province. The plan is to have all site development completed and at least the slabs poured by winter. Tanya Schur, executive director of the centre, said it has been a long haul for the society, which has dealt with the disappointment of losing the Clearview North location last year. City council rejected the site after overwhelming backlash from neighbouring community members. The Riverside Drive site, east of Lions Campground, was selected after a joint task force looked at 20 sites in the city. But it still drew criticism. Many raised the alarm about potential flooding because the area had flooded in 2005. Others were concerned about tree loss and putting housing in a light industrial area. While two Stantec Engineering studies concluded the development area would be above the flood levels from 2005, the society conducted its own hydrology study to ease the minds of its members. The study looked at flooding on the river as far back as 1915. Schur said the buildings will be designed and built higher to weather flooding conditions. “It’s meant some adaptations, but we are confident that when the water comes, we will be above it.” Schur said the houses will be built on the back of the site, closer to the river, in order to avoid flooding from the road. The society is working with engineers and the city to develop the site with a reclamation approach. They want to limit the number of tree removals. Schur said the designs have not been solidified but they have settled on a basic design of two apartment-style buildings called eight-plexes and a tower with 16 units. There will be some market housing. “I think it really is the beginning of the new story, the beginning of building together,” said Schur. “Crossing over to that place of belonging, which is what Asooahum means. We see it as an opportunity to profile aboriginal culture and for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people to gather.” The annual Walk for Friendship on June 16 will be the first major capital fundraising event. The money will go to the youth programming in the Asooahum Centre. “Not only will (the events) raise money for the Asooahum Centre, but also create awareness about aboriginal cultures in Central Alberta,” said Schur. “We really want to begin to offer that hand of friendship to the citizens of Red Deer and Central Alberta to welcome them to experience the culture through different events that we will put on in the next year.” There will be cultural programming accessible to the public. Some of the programming will support the families on site but there will be a downtown presence. Schur said the housing is not just for aboriginal people but people who want to live in aboriginal culture and learn about the culture and community. Call the centre for information on the Walk for Friendship at 403-340-0020 or visit the centre’s Facebook Page. email@example.com
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Getting millennials interested in organized religion BY NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Religious leaders, parents, and educators have been wringing their hands and wracking their brains ever since the Pew Forum reported in 2012 that one third of young adults under 30 claim no religious affiliation. How did this happen? Where did we go wrong? The truth of the matter is that some of the factors leading young adults away from religion are beyond our control. Millennials are waiting longer to get married and have children. Gone is the social stigma once associated with not belonging to a church. Young adults tend to distrust all institutions, not just religious ones. Still, there are pockets of success out there — religious institutions that are attracting and engaging vibrant communities of 20- and 30-somethings. After spending time with the most promising of these institutions — including a church in New Orleans, a Catholic service group in Boston, a mosque in Los Angeles, and a synagogue in Washington, D.C. — I’ve formulated these ways they’re working: They pray local A church rooted in a particular neighborhood is a big attraction for young adults. They don’t like cars as much as previous generations. They like
running into people they know from their religious communities during the week. Those daily interactions give faith groups a sense of accountability and deeper connection. Even in an era where we embrace diversity, religious institutions that retain too much of their immigrant heritage are bound for failure. Future generations will not be comfortable praying and learning in foreign tongues. They may have some moments of nostalgia for their grandparents’ food and music, but ultimately they will choose a religious life that feels like it is of the new world, not the old. They demand better service Young adults have been raised in a generation where service learning was part of their high school and college experiences. For many, the connection between faith and service has been severed altogether. But now that young adults have so many years between college graduation and settling down with a family, religious groups should ask that these young people do full-time service for a year or two. Not everyone will say yes, but those who do make the sacrifice will remain committed for a lifetime. They leave the light on Young adults often tell pollsters that they don’t like commitment and are distrustful of institutions. But once they are
inside the building, once they have made a couple of friends, suddenly churches, synagogues, and mosques seem less like stodgy institutions and more like places to hang out. Even if it means letting them come to sample without a firm commitment, we need to send the message that institutions matter. Roving bands of friends who connect through Facebook will not be able to preserve or remake those institutions in the years to come. They send singles signals Religious institutions have depended for too long on marriage to bring back young adults who have dropped the practice of faith. As the average age of marriage gets higher, it is time for houses of worship to figure out a way to speak to singles. Whether that means giving them a community of their own, integrating them more into a multigenerational church, or making religious messages more applicable to their lives, faith communities cannot afford to lose this demographic. They clean house It may not seem like a nice thing to do, but it’s time to fire the old people. Emerging adults are not real adults, in part because we don’t give them enough responsibility. Whether it’s their fault or ours, they live in their parents’ basements, hold part-time jobs, put off marriage, and drop in
and out of school. But you know what? They’re old enough to plan holiday events or community dinners. They can teach children and help with fundraising. They will step up when they realize they are needed. Until then, they’ll assume that the older, married members of the congregation will shoulder all the responsibilities. Open borders It may be time for a new era of collaboration. Young adults may simply be too accustomed to high-cost religious entertainment, the kind that would bankrupt any one church or synagogue. But co-operating on some of the big events with coreligionists could lure young adults back into the fold while at the same time appealing to this generation’s desires for greater unity in their faith communities. If it’s true, as a pastor told me, that leaving college is like “jumping off a religious cliff,” then religious institutions should be parachutes softening the fall. Ideally, though, they’re the trampolines, propelling young people to get excited about and involved again in organized religion. Naomi Schaefer Riley is a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the LA Times.
May 29 Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band present Old Time Jubilee on May 29, 7 to 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. The performance will be in honour the days when Don Messer and the Islanders were the most popular TV show in Canada. Adults $25, $10 for children under 12 years, and free for children five years and under. Contact 403-347-6073, office@sunnybrookunited. org. Proceeds will support Sunnybrook United Church children and youth programs at Kasota East Camp. Ongoing Raise the Roof in support of St. Luke’s Anglican Church — a Provincial Historic Resource — includes replacement of shingles and preservation and remediation of structural problems. Donate the cost of a bundle of shingles — $50, or any amount to help preserve this historic resource. Receipts will be issued. Contact the church, 403346-3402, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Let not your hearts be perturbed , O people, when the glory of My Presence is withdrawn, and the ocean of My utterance is stilled. In My presence amongst you there is a wisdom, and in My absence there is yet another, inscrutable to all but God, the Incomparable, the All-Knowing.” Bahá’is around the world will celebrate on May 23rd, the beginning of the Baha’i Faith in 1844. Then in the early morning hours of May 29th, commemorate the ascension of Baha’u’llah, the Profit Founder of the Bahá’i Faith who passed on in 18902.
Centre for Spiritual Living 11:00 a.m. Celebration Service Rev. Judy Andersen
Balmoral Bible Chapel
#3 - 6315 Horn Street
Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.) Helping people encounter the goodness of God Corner of 55th St & 46th Ave 10:30 am Contemporary Worship
Streams Christian Church afÀliated with the PAOC
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY! Everyone Welcome Life Can Begin Again: A Simple Guide for Judging 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:30pm • CrossRoads Kids (to gr. 6) SW Corner of 32 Street & Hwy 2, Red Deer County
WWW.CROSSROADSCHURCH.CA AFFILIATED WITH THE EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH OF CANADA
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA GAETZ MEMORIAL
Corner of Ross Street and 48th Avenue — Phone 403-347-2244 www.gaetzmemorialunitedchurch.ca
10:30 a.m. “Priesthood Of All Believers”
SUNNYBROOK UNITED CHURCH 12 Stanton Street
10:30 a.m. Worship Service “Witness and Faith” Babyfold, Toddler Room, Sunday ClubClub www.sunnybrookunited.org www.sunnybrookunited.org Babyfold, Toddler Room Sunday
10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Terry Wiebe “The Right Kind Of Worship” Psalm 15 Children’s Church Ages 2 1/2-Grade 5 www.balmoralchapel.ca
LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF RED DEER WELCOME YOU Sunday, May 18
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA
43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson
Sunday, May 18
10:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE
4718 Ross St. • 403-346-4560
Minister: The Rev. Wayne Reid
Everyone is Welcome
“Sarah Struggling With The Promise” 10:30 am Worship Service
West Park Presbyterian 3628-57 Ave.
The Anglican Church of Canada
Sunday, May 18
ST. LEONARD’S ON THE HILL
Rev. Anthon Bouw
“A Church For All Ages”
40 Holmes St. 403-340-1022 Rev. Marc Jerry
WILLOW VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN
Sunday School/Youth 9:30 a.m. Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion Wednesday Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
43 Avenue & 44 Street 403-346-6769
Officiant: Rev. Gary Sinclair 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 9:00 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Sunday School/Nursery 2:00 p.m. Communion at St. Paul’s Hillsdown 7:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemp. Eucharist
26016-HWY 595 (Delburne Road) Rev. Reg. Graves
Saved by grace - called to serve
Sunday Services Services Sunday 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. 9:00a.m. & 11:00a.m.
Wednesday Ministries 7:00p.m.
#18 Selkirk Blvd. Phone 403-346-3798
Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk SUNDAY DIVINE SERVICE 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:15 a.m. MONDAY DIVINE SERVICE 7:00 p.m. Kings Kids Playschool
Passion for God, Compassion for People. 2020 40th Ave, Red Deer www.livingstones.ab.ca 403.347.7311
Growing in Faith Through Word and Sacrament
Lutheran Church Worship 10:00 AM Family Ministry
Bethany Collegeside 99 College Circle RDC Everyone Welcome Rooted in the word of God. Growing in the likeness of Christ, Reaching out by the power of the Holy Spirit.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY SUNDAY SCHOOL & SERVICE — 11:00 A.M. Christian Science Reading Room: Wed., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12 Noon-3:00 p.m.
4907 GAETZ AVE.
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Inspired by flight RED DEER ARTIST’S LIFETIME FASCINATION WITH FEATHERED FLYERS BECOMES THE FOCUS POINT FOR HER NEW EXHIBIT BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF “Bird” was the first word ever spoken by Erika Schulz as a baby. The Red Deer artist went on to watch feathered flyers with interest throughout her life. “I’d take a moment out of daily life to watch them and it was always a pleasurable experience.” The attraction “is hard to quantify or put into words,” Schulz admitted, but has something to do with their mystery and their ability to fly. “To humans, flying is a magical, fascinating thing.” Although all grown up now, Schulz’s continued interest in birds is evident in An Alberta Aviary, her exhibit of paintings at the Harris-Warke Gallery, upstairs at Sunworks on Ross Street. Some of her large full-body paintings of an eagle and an owl are as imposing and inscrutable as the birds themselves. Others are as tiny and delicate as the hummingbird and goldfinch she has also portrayed in the classical portrait style — meaning heads and winged shoulders only. While Schulz’s birds are rendered realistically, their backgrounds are abstractions with raised designs reminiscent of Art Nouveau patterns. The lines in her works were, in fact, inspired by art created by Margaret MacDonald, wife of Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie MacKintosh. Schulz said MacDonald created her lines by applying string directly to canvas, while she “paints” hers with thick acrylic paint squeezed from a bottle nozzle. Once her 3-D lines harden, Schulz can paint over them. Sometimes they are nearly invisible, and other times, they show through the thin paint brushed over top. The paintings’ organic designs are done free-hand with little pre-planning, said Schulz, who wanted them to be more loosely rendered than her winged subjects, which are meticulously drawn and
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Artist Erika Schulz with her Mallard Duet (Diptych) now on exhibit with other avian-inspired works at the Harris-Warke Gallery at Sunworks in Red Deer. carefully painted. She likes the juxtaposition. Since the artist is not a naturalist photographer, she has developed connections with several shutterbugs who allow her to peruse their bird photographs as subjects for her art. Schulz said she’s usually arrested by something in each image she chooses to paint. For instance, her depiction of a bald eagle in flight shows his yellow feet curled up tight against his abdomen, like an airplane that’s drawn up its landing gear. “It’s unusual to be able to see an eagle from that angle, to see his feet,” said Schulz, who was struck by the similar yellow colouring of his feet and beak, which she captured
in Bald Eagle Expressivo. A Canadian grey jay was caught on camera in the act of balancing on a rock. Schulz has her jay, instead, balancing on top of a raised line that’s barely visible amid the abstract background. In this way, she believes viewers are free to focus on the bird’s graceful shape. The ample and familiar outlines of two ducks similarly take up two panels in the diptych Mallard Duet. Schulz wanted viewers to appreciate their clean, bulletshaped bodies — as well as the iridescent blues and greens in the male duck’s head and neck. She listened to classical music while painting birds and used many musical ex-
pressions in the painting titles, such as Dorking Hen Adagio, which suggests the plodding, earth-bound movements of the big hen. “For me there’s a relationship between birds and classical music,” she said, noting many composers imitate bird song in their works. Strangely enough, there seems to be a love-hate relationship between many people and birds. Schulz said as many folks find her works disturbing as they do beautiful, because of the subject matter. “I learned that bird phobia is a fairly common thing.” The artist, who also paints other nature subjects, such as foliage, and fantasy scenes, obtained a visual arts diploma
from Red Deer College in 2001 and works part time in the RDC library. Although finding time for both work and art can be challenging, she finds that inspiring subject matter tends to spur her motivation. Birds, which predate mammals and may descend from feathered dinosaurs, are always interesting subjects, according to Schulz, who admires their detailed feathers. Someday, she hopes to paint all the birds of Canada. In the meantime, her touring An Alberta Aviary exhibit can be seen at the HarrisWarke Gallery until June 14, when it moves on to the Ellis Bird Farm. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate. com
The true story of India’s first major league players MILLION DOLLAR ARM IS DISNEY’S LATEST TRUE-STORY SPORTS MOVIE ABOUT TWO RURAL INDIAN KIDS WHO GET THEIR SHOT AT THE AMERICAN DREAM, BASEBALL STYLE BY LINDA BARNARD SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE
Million Dollar Arm Two stars (out of four) Rated: PG Echoes of Jerry Maguire and Slumdog Millionaire ping through Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s latest inspirational truestory sports movie (Invincible, Miracle) which gets partway to home base but fades by trading scrappy for sappy. Initially, Million Dollar Arm appears about to bypass the predictability of a typical Cinderella story in its tale of two young men from rural India who get their shot at the American Dream, baseball style. Screenwriter Thomas McCarthy (Win-Win, a superior showcase of his talents) and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm don’t pull back from letting real-life L.A. sports agent J.B. Bernstein come across as less than heroic. In fact, he’s self-obsessed, impatient and occasionally, a 14-carat jerk. As Bernstein, Hamm works a Don Draper scruff and a distractingly perpetually husky voice to play a slick dude who is hardly hitting them out of the park after starting his own agency with pal Ash (Aasif Mandvi). Broke, unable to convince a bigname football player to ink a deal and loath to experience a halt to his supermodel-luring lifestyle, Bernstein’s channel-surfing exposure to cricket and TV contest songbird Susan Boyle fosters an idea to look for a major
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league pitching sensation in an unlikely place: India. Fuelled by visions of Yao Ming doing slam dunks while bringing a whole new audience to the sport, Bernstein assumes there is raw pitching talent among the cricket-crazy population. An India-wide, American Idol-style competition called Million Dollar Arm promises big bucks to a winner and runnerup, a trip to U.S. training camp and an eventual major league tryout. Set to Oscar winner A.R. Rahman’s energetic score, the movie sees Bernstein arrive in India and struggle to keep his dinners down and his spirits up. Accompanied on a multi-city tryout tour by agreeable local fixer Amit (Pitobash) and American baseball scout Ray (Alan Arkin playing yet another curmudgeon), he’s shocked to realize that cricket bowlers don’t present a wellspring of golden arms. Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl and TV’s United States of Tara) pulls heartstrings effectively when the lads, with Bernstein in tow, make a final stop in their village to say
goodbye to worried families. Gyula Pados’s (The Duchess) gorgeous cinematography is never less than lovely but is less effective when the action switches to Atlanta (standing in for L.A.). Bernstein’s nightly Skype chats with his guest house tenant Brenda (an underused Lake Bell), start out being about broken washing machines but evolve into something more. Could it be he’s falling for the non-model? But Bernstein isn’t one for nuance. He’s got a business to run. Rinku (Life of Pi’s Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal of Slumdog Millionaire) are charming and completely likable as the eager-to-please, naïve rural guys who make the final cut. They’re only too happy to let Bernstein take them to L.A. and treat them like annoyances until they pay off. When one upchucks in Bernstein’s Porsche, you want to applaud. After the obligatory fish-out-of-water encounters with elevators and a hotel fire alarm, they end up bunking at Bernstein’s place, along with the eternally optimistic Amit. Bernstein embraces the role of absentee dad in this new dysfunctional family as Rinku and Dinesh struggle with homesick-
ness and fear of failure. They can’t grasp the mechanics of baseball. Truth is, they don’t even play cricket at home, something Bernstein failed to ask them until they were en route to the airport. They feel terrible about letting their patron down, but Bernstein only sees fleeing dollar signs. With Bill Paxton’s baseball training guru sagely reminding Bernstein this is supposed to be fun and Brenda being the one to actually listen to the rookies while letting Bernstein know he’s falling down on the job of being a decent person, Million Dollar Arm makes a sudden shift into Disney territory. The self-absorbed sports agent discovers his conscience and there’s a romantic dinner à deux being served by the pool. It all makes Million Dollar Arm a simple sports movie that is pleasing enough yet all-too forgettable. But there’s that terrific soundtrack and watching Jon Hamm for two hours is hardly a waste of anybody’s time. Linda Barnard is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
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20 years of DreamWorks in Cannes BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Sitting on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel on the Cannes coastline, Jeffery Katzenberg gazes out at the teeming Croisette. It’s familiar territory. “We roll big here,” he says. “We’ve been doing this a long time.” Katzenberg has been a Cannes Film Festival regular for two decades. He’s frequently premiered DreamWorks’ summer releases here, held stunts to capture the attention of the international media, and preached the gospel of 3-D ahead of its resurgence to the gathered movie industry. He has felt the adulation and the sting of Cannes’ passionate audiences. “I have had both,” says Katzenberg with a smile. “I’ve never had an animation film booed. I’ve had live-action.” On Friday, the Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of DreamWorks Animation with the premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the upcoming 3-D sequel to the 2010 original about a Viking boy (Jay Baruchel) and his pet dragon, Toothless. In an interview, Katzenberg reflected less on where DreamWorks has been, than where it’s going. “It feels pretty surreal because I don’t feel like it’s 20 years,” says Katzenberg. “We’re so much a work-in-progress it doesn’t feel like a milestone, in a way. If anything, it feels like the end of act one in a three-act play. We right now, more than any time, have so much opportunity ahead of us.” It hasn’t been easy going of late for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., which Katzenberg co-founded with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in 1994. All of the major studios now have robust cartoon franchises, taking up more of the family audience pie. Three of DreamWorks’ last four releases have flopped: the recent time-travelling Peabody & Sherman, the holiday release Rise of the Guardians and 2013’s snail tale Turbo. In Dragon 2, Katzenberg hopes he has a better chance after the Oscar-nominated original grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. The sequel, Katzenberg believes, benefits from what he calls “a gamechanger for animation” — a new, more intuitive animation tool dubbed Apollo that allows artists to digitally render in greater detail. But the rocky box-office for DreamWorks has perhaps contributed to Katzenberg looking elsewhere for revenue. He recently made headlines for remarking at a Beverly Hills corporate conference that movies are not a growth business. He suggested that in
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Head of Dreamworks Jeffrey Katzenberg poses for photographers during a photo call for How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France on Friday. five years, studio films might only play in theatres for three weekends, and would then be sold at various prices according to screen size and time after release. That Katzenberg’s remarks stirred consternation in an industry struggling with the rise of digital entertainment and television’s newfound cachet. But they were also challenged by people like Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who pointed to international box office as a big grower. “The movie business is a very, very good business,” Katzenberg clarified. “The only point I was making is if you look at the traditional side of movie theatre and home video, those businesses have been low single-digit growth. That’s not a growth industry or a growth business. But there are so many opportunities around movies — which was the other point I
made. Movies have never been seen by more people around the globe than they are right now.” DreamWorks has looked to expand into other media realms. Last year it acquired the YouTube network AwesomenessTV and signed a pact with Netflix to supply 300 hours of exclusive programming based on DreamWorks Animation characters. Earlier this month, it launched DreamWorksTV, a YouTube channel for kids. DreamWorks is also developing theme parks and pushing aggressively into China. Katzenberg says he still believes strongly in the power and profitability of the theatrical movie business, but “the rest of the enterprise around movie watching is going to go through giant, giant changes.” “The question is: What happens after movies leave the movie theatre?” he says. “We make our movies to be seen.”
Lionel Richie recalls early distaste ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS for Hello as hit song turns 30 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Thirty years after “Hello” topped the chart, Lionel Richie can only marvel at how close he was to bidding the tune farewell. The Alabama native was dizzy from the success of his self-titled 1982 record, his debut as a solo artist after birthing a decade of hits with the Commodores including “Brick House,” “Easy” and “Three Times a Lady.” His longtime producer, James Anthony Carmichael, came over to his house for a songwriting session — but just his physical presence was inspiration enough. “As he turned the corner to come into the room, I turned to him and said: ’Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”’ a jovial Richie recalled in a recent telephone interview. “He said: ’Finish that song.”’ Initially, Richie protested. “I kept saying to him, ’You gotta be kidding me, right? I was just joking.’ He said, ’No no, that’s incredible. Give me a verse to that.’ So I actually went in writing this song not liking the song, thinking that it was corny. ’I mean, this is REALLY corny. This is not going to do well.’ “Then by the time I finished the verse, I fell in love with the song again.” But Richie’s “Hello” waffling wasn’t yet through. “Just to give you a true impression of what I thought about the song, here are the three songs I threw off the (1983) Can’t Slow Down album: ’Hello,’ ’Running With the Night’ and ’All Night Long.’ “It took somebody with some sense to tell me to put those back on. I’d lost my mind!” Ultimately, “Can’t Slow Down” gave Richie his first No. 1 album as a solo artist in many countries — including Canada — and went on to secure diamond certification here and the U.S. And it’s fortuitous that Richie ultimately warmed to the ballads, because he’s spent three decades since recalling them for fevered fans. The stylish 64-year-old will begin the next leg of his “All the Hits All Night Long” greatest-hits tour May 29 in Vancouver, with July stops scheduled for Toronto, Montreal and London, Ont. This after an extensive North American trek last year and a thorough stint of globe-hopping earlier in 2014, a jaunt that saw Richie traipse across Australia and New Zealand in addition to seven Asian countries. Though the five-time Grammy winner seems to possess a boundless energy — he practically shouts his cheerful greeting down the line — the travel can be a bit much for a grandfather of two (via his adopted daughter, Nicole Richie) who started his Motown career nearly a half-century ago. “Someone asked me: ’Do you suffer from jet lag?’ I said, ’I’ve been suffering from jet lag since ’78.’ I don’t know what jet lag feels like anymore,” he said
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with a boisterous laugh. “You walk around some days and go, ’I’m feeling dizzy.’ (I’m) dizzy every day. Ears are ringing every day. “Before I’d tell the joke that at the beginning of my career you try to hang out at night and try to get as fuzzy as you possibly can, you try to get your brain as fuzzy as you can, and for the next 30-40 years, I’m going to work on trying to get as sharp as I can.” Still, he acknowledges mixed results. “We travel so much, I have to actually ask every night where are we, you follow me? Because even though I woke up in Amsterdam, the show is in England ... and the problem is I’m still thinking I’m in Amsterdam. So can you imagine walking on this stage: ’I’m in Denver!’ ’No, it’s Dallas, Lionel.”’ “Three meals a day and (personal) space, not to mention eight hours of sleep, becomes ... a commodity after a while,” he added. “I think that’s the key to the whole thing.” When he wanes, however, he has the audience to lift him. Packed as it is with hits as familiar as family, this tour is a “night of karaoke,” he says. And though he’s been associated with slow-burn ballads since his time crooning and blowing a sax with the Commodores, he insists the set is surprisingly high energy. “The loudest songs of the night are the slowest songs,” he said. “You would think ... it’s going to be boring, but no, it’s a singalong. ’Three Times a Lady’ is the loudest song. ’Hello’ — forget about it. ’Hello,’ they can’t wait to sing that song with me. ’Say You Say Me’ becomes an anthem.” Somewhat miraculously, Richie took “Endless Love,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Hello” and “Say You Say Me” all to No. 1 over a furious four-year period in the early ’80s. All of those songs were Richie compositions. Looking back, he says he was fuelled by competition. “We had the Italian race car (drivers’) theory, which is: what’s behind me doesn’t count,” he said. “What I always learned in my business was you could be ice cold with a No. 1 record. ... As soon as they hear ’All Night Long,’ the first thing they’ll say is: ’Oh my God, he can’t do that again.’ So you have to have the next record ready. “Look who’s breathing over your shoulders,” he added. “You’ve got the Bee Gees on one side, you’ve got Prince and Michael (Jackson). Come on. You’ve got every major rock band in the world. It’s not like we were starving for talent at that time. We really had to produce, ’cause the airwaves were full of creative people.” “So I just kept going and going and going,” he concluded. “Twenty-five years later, holy mackerel. I’m pretty happy.”
LOS ANGELES — The owners of technology used to digitally resurrect Tupac Shakur have asked a federal judge to block the use of their techniques in any effort to project a Michael Jackson hologram at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Hologram USA Inc. and Musion Das Hologram Ltd. sued Jackson’s estate and producers of the awards show Thursday in a Nevada federal court in an attempt to block any appearance of a Jackson hologram at Sunday’s ceremony. A hearing on their emergency restraining order request has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in a Las Vegas court. Show producers have not confirmed that a Jackson hologram will appear at the show. But they have promised a history-making performance by Jackson.
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BROUWER 1931 - 2014 Dirkje (Dorothy) Brouwer passed into the presence of her Lord on May 14, 2014 at the age of 82. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Clarence, and fondly remembered by her children Margaret (Andy) Kilkus, Aileen (Gerry) Koster, Sid (Patricia), Edward (Glenda), Raymond; eighteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her son Peter (Zoanne). A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 14 - McVicar St., Red Deer, AB on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to the Klaas (Clarence) Brouwer Trades Award, Red Deer College, 100 College Boulevard, P.O. Box 5005, Red Deer AB T4N 5H5. Condolences to Dorothy’s family may be emailed to email@example.com MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944 SMITH Elizabeth of Pine Lake passed away on December 11, 2013 in Red Deer. A celebration of Beth’s life will be held at the Pine Lake Community Hall “Hub” on May 31 at 1 pm with refreshments and light lunch to follow. The Hub is located off Highway 42 east turn south on Highway 816 and look for posted signs.
MAXIMCHUK 1960 - 2014 With great sadness we announce the passing of Carmen Sandra Marie Maximchuk (nee Morin) of Red Deer AB on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Carmen was born in Winnipeg MB where she also graduated from Nelson Mac. It was while she was attending R. D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson MB that she met her high school sweet heart Ken Maximchuk who would become her husband of over 34 years. Carmen is survived by her loving husband Ken and children Megan, Chad, and Brett all of Red Deer. Carmen’s spirit will live on with her twelve siblings Jules, Rachelle, Roger, Martial, Rita, Evelyne, Mariette, Diane, Jacques, Michel, Lisa and Denis. Carmen will be sadly missed, her smile lit up the room and her laugh and happiness to just be in the presence of the people she loved, she touched the hearts of so many. Her love and devotion to everyone around her will never be replaced. Carmen’s family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff at the Red Deer Hospice for providing her last days to be filled with dignity and love. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer AB on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer AB T4R 3S6. Condolences to Carmen’s family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE Red Deer 587-876-4944
PETERSEN Mervin Stanley passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his daughters Carolin Petersen of Calgary, Sherri (Mike) Brandsma of Rockyview County, Donna Gilbert and Marilyn(Wayne) McCaig of Camrose. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Jen, Melissa, Sarah, Ali, Cody, Deeanne, Kolton, Tina, Michelle and Chris and numerous nieces and nephews. Merv was predeceased by his wife Gladys in 2010 and sons Tom and Martin Gilbert in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He is predeceased by his brother, Norman Petersen and numerous brother and sister-in-laws. He was born in Bassano, Alberta and lived on the family farm for 30 years. Where he then moved north to Delburne purchased a farm that he operated until 1977. After selling the farm, dad had numerous jobs from owner/operator of the Alix coal tipple to a gravel truck driver, to being employed at Manning’s feed for many years. Mom and Dad remained living on the remaining 9 acres until 2008 where they moved into Red Deer. After Gladys’ passing, Mervin moved to Mackenzie Towne Retirement home in Calgary where he resided until his passing. Dad will be fondly remembered by many friends and family including the special friendships with Bob Manning and Bill Martynes as well his niece Lisa Petersen. Dad’s wishes in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Memorial service will be held in Delburne Aberta on Tuesday May 20 at the Delburne Hall at 2:00 pm.
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WATERS Richard “Dick” Aug. 22, 1929 - May 15, 2014 Dick passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice. He was born and raised in Calgary, the sixth in a family of eight. He began his 36 year career with Alberta Government Telephones in 1950, working out of town most of the time. He married Evelyn Marlin in 1952, and when they started raising their family he decided to move to Red Deer in 1960, to work close to home. He leaves to mourn, his devoted wife, Ev; children Dave (Debbie), Diane (Dennis) Blades; and he was the much loved “Poppa” to his grandchildren, Brendan (Dana), Derek (Katrine) and Brett; also Darlene and Dustin Blades. They welcomed their first great-granddaughter, Ava, last year. He is also survived by siblings, Collin Bishop of Kamloops, Florence Deausy of St. Albert, Vi Dean of Red Deer, and Bob (Joyce) Waters of Didsbury; as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Gertrude Waters and three brothers, Les, Wilf and Cliff. He was an avid craftsman, and after his retirement in 1986 he built a family room addition to their home with a workshop below where he loved to spend time working on some project or repairing something - he was a real “Mr. Fix it”. For the last 35 years, he enjoyed as much time as possible, camping with family and friends at their RV acreage west of Innisfail (in Silver Lagoon). Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Society, 5406 43 Street, Red Deer, T4N 1C9, or the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, T4R 3S6. Memorial services will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eventide Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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Gerald R. McCaughey Oct. 28, 1935 - May 13, 2011 You are always in our thoughts and missed daily. Love you forever, Sharon, Janice, Jacqueline, Michelle & families
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WINTERS, Cecil A. May 17, 2011 You left our lives but we will always have you in our hearts. We miss you! Rose, Blaine & family, Karla & family
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to provide various office duties including; Reception duties, including answering the phones Maintaining files and filing paper work ect. Assist with equipment maintenance Some accounting and data entry Other duties as needed
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within our Distribution Department. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong experience, accuracy, and knowledge of working in a database. The ability to work accurately within multiple databases, follow logical flow of software systems, strong organizational skills, the ability to learn new software systems, competency in the use of spreadsheets, and excellent communication skills are also required. This position requires a focused, detail oriented individual, who is willing and able to quickly learn a variety of tasks. Ideal candidate will work well within multiple departments, dealing with a variety of people. Main responsibilities: Creating and maintaining inventory items, salon services, discounts in Global POS system; creating and maintaining inventory items for internal database; obtaining & updating vendor price lists. Remuneration based on experience and education. Excellent benefits package, other perks. Only those who qualify will be contacted. No phone calls please. Apply in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax resume to 403-347-7759 www.chatters.ca
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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
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Manage the compliance of operations personnel with administrative policies, procedures,safety rules, and governmental and OH&S regulations. Manage and coordinate, through subordinate supervisors, department safety and training activities. Maintain safety and accident records. Prepare WCB annual report for company compliance. Conduct company safety audits and audits that are requested by clients. Manage and maintain the company’s drug and alcohol program in compliance with the provincial laws of Canada. Monitor each site to ensure compliance with company safety policies and procedures and provide solutions. When sites are found to be in violation of safety standards. Design and implement safety and training programs across organization. Manage training operations team in Canada and Canada employees working in international locations. Implement new training material and techniques for tool operators. Provide field trainers with updated material that is presented to all new and existing operators. to ensure knowledge and compliance throughout organization. Develop statistical charts, graphs and other reports as needed or requested. Manage safety incentive award program for Canada and Canada employees working in international locations. Manage company safety information through the use of ISN Net World. Manage the company’s CORE Program.
University degree or technical diploma in a related field. 3-5 years of experience in a management role within a safety environment. Safety designation preferred. Background in environmental experience/ engineering and field experience is considered an asset. CORE auditing and program management. Class 5 driver’s license Ability to travel including overnight stays
Qualified individuals should submit their resume to: Terry Kulczycki, HR Manager terry.kulczycki@ oilstates.com Or drop off resume at: #334, Burnt Parkway, Red Deer, AB T4S 2L4 www.stingerinc.com 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
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Requires CHINOOK’S EDGE SCHOOL SLOPED ROOFERS DIVISION NO. 73 OIL & GAS OPERATOR SERVICE RIG We are a leading natural LABOURERS invites applications for a Bearspaw currently has a Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd gas producer in the & FLAT ROOFERS part time (6 hours a day) position in our Stettler field is seeking exp’d Western Canadian Food Services Assistant Experienced FLOORHANDS & operations for an intermediate Sedimentary Basin Valid Driver’s Licence position at École Innisfail DERRICK HANDS oil and gas operator. Applicants and our success is driven Swampers preferred. Fax or email Jr/Sr High School Locally based, home every by a high performance with tickets. May consider must have experience as a info@goodmenroofi ng.ca (Grades 9-12) heavy duty mechanic or night! Qualified applicants culture where the qualified apprentice or or (403)341-6722 effective immediately. journeyman instrument must have all necessary achievements suitable candidate. tickets for the position of our people really matter. The successful candidate NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Underground Line For Red Deer area. mechanic and possess valid being should be: able to work in applied for. Come be a part of our Fax resume & abstract to strong mechanical skills, Locator an efficient and organized Bearspaw offers a be quick learners, motivated team and help make 403-885-0473 email: required for Red Deer manner in a fast paced very competitive salary a difference. firstname.lastname@example.org and hard working and live and Area environment, a team and benefits package No phone calls please. or be willing to relocate Experienced preferred player who enjoys working along with a steady within a 20 minute commute FIELD OPERATORS but will train the right with/supervising/providing Something for Everyone to workplace location. This work schedule. candidate. Must be reliable FOREMAN direction to students, Please submit resumes: Everyday in Classifieds position offers a challenging and safety conscious. dependable and punctual, work environment, attractive Attn: Human Resources GREAT Must have a clean driving Centrica Energy is hiring able to lift production and TOPLINE benefits with competitive Email: OPPORTUNITY abstract Computer for their Sundre, AB area. stock products, able to email@example.com OILFIELD HAULING pay and significant room knowledge Submit to a Apply now! place orders for weekly Fax: (403) 258-3197 or is a busy & growing oilfield for promotion. criminal check. 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School Division No. 73 Engineer / Designer Please forward resumes Email: careers to: resume @chinooksedge.ab.ca Must be licensed @nexusengineering.ca A busy manufacturing oilfield company is looking For information on Salary is commensurate with experience. for a full time Mechanical Chinook’s Edge PAINTER F/T Engineer/Designer. School Division No. 73, Commercial/Residential Please forward your resume: This position will involve please check our website Brush/Roll Application. CENTRAL AB based truckthe design and product (www.chinooksedge.ab.ca). Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. ing company requires development of Oilfield TR3 Energy is at the Applications will be accepted Contact Drew at CCL Fax: Equipment. Duties will forefront of reclamation Owner Operators until a suitable candidate 403-596-1829 include the design of and remediation in the oil is found. The successful & Company Drivers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org equipment using 3D CAD, applicant will be required to & gas industry in AB. Home the odd night. shop testing prototypes and provide a Criminal Record Weekends off. Late model support to manufacturing check and Child Intervention We are currently tractor pref. 403-586-4558 #115, 5114 - 58 Street for existing products. recruiting for: (Welfare) check. While we This positions requires thank all applicants for their Heavy Equipment Red Deer, AB T4N 2L8 individuals with a strong interest, only those individuals CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d Operators & mechanical aptitude. selected for interviews for moving equipment. Labourers Pressure Control SolidWorks experience is will be contacted. Resumes to be dropped off an asset. Individuals with Resumes of individuals not Assembler at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. creativity, attention to Requirements: granted an interview will Cres. Red Deer. Technician detail and an interest in Valid Driver’s License not be kept on file. Nexus is currently seeking working with equipment H2S Alive a mechanical individual to CLASS 3 DRIVERS are preferred. Standard First Aid perform assembly & w/airbrake endorsement Starting wage is based on Sales & WHIMIS and/or testing of all BOP’s and needed immed. for waste & knowledge and†experience. Distributors CSTS or PST Pressure Control recycling. Email resume Only eligible candidates Pre-Access A&D Testing Equipment. Duties with a min. of 2 references will be contacted. Ground Disturbance Level 11 GRATIAE is seeking include heavy lifting, to: email@example.com Send Resumes to: resume 5 Retails Sales reps manual labour, operating @nexusengineering.ca We are a growing construction company that requires Please e-mail or fax your selling skin & body care forklift and overtime as or fax 403.347.3393 resume to: an additional Civil Project Manager/Estimator for our products in Parkland Mall necessary. We offer a SEMI RETIRED? firstname.lastname@example.org 4747 67th St. Red Deer, office located in Blackfalds. competitive wage, benefits SPRING BREAK UP? Fax: (403) 294-9323 $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. and RRSP plan. The successful candidate will have experience in Seasonal drivers req’d. www.tr3energy.com F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. Experience is not for local fertilizer dellivery. earthworks, municipal infrastructure, highway or Restaurant/ Email resumes: mandatory, but a definite Celebrate your life Clean Class 3 license underground utilities construction. Must be able to gratiaereddeersr@ asset. Email resume to Hotel with a Classified req’d., AG exp. an asset. work in a fast paced environment, be proficient in gmail.com resume@ ANNOUNCEMENT Call 403-588-0956. Microsoft programs, written correspondence and plan nexusengineering.ca RAMADA INN & EMAIL: email@example.com reading. CET Accreditation is an asset. CELEBRATIONS SUITES HAPPEN EVERY DAY QUICKLINE CRANE INC. req`s Permanent Pidherney’s offers competitive wages and benefits, as F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. in Blackfalds IN CLASSIFIEDS ROOM ATTENDANTS well as RRSP matching. Minimum Class 5 with air is looking for a Attendants. Exp. not nec. clean abstract. Exp. Please forward resumés to: firstname.lastname@example.org will train. Approx. 35 - 40 MOBILE CRANE & and Is looking for F/T preferred. In person to Key hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 or fax to 403-845-5370 HOISTING OPERATOR SALESPERSON. Mon. - Fri. Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Professionals $14/hr. Duties incl’d but Attention: Charles MacDonald, in confidence. with experience. 8-5. Job requirements will Red Deer. not limited to: vacuuming, Must be a minimum third be: quoting jobs, dealing dusting, washing floors, year apprentice & have with walk in clients, phone making beds, empty trash, good knowledge of truck sales, scheduling and disinfecting & cleaning mount & all terrain cranes. Restaurant/ customer service. Very bathrooms. Performance Competitive salaries Hotel competitive wages and based bonus program. includes benefits. benefit package. Fax Must be fluent with verbal resumes to: 403-343-1325 Must have a Class 1 license. l& written English, be Please submit all resumes physically fit. Applicants SOAP Stories is seeking 5 by email to: may apply in person at F/T - P/T Beauty Treatkyle@quicklinecrane.com 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer ment O/P, selling soap & T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 bath products $14.55/hr. + or email: bonus & comm. Beauty email@example.com cert. req’d. Location Parkland Community Living and Supports Society is a non profit agency Parkland Mall - 4747 67th providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. St. Red Deer. email SEEKS premierjobrdbto@ Reporting to the CFO, you have a thorough understanding of Payroll CONCRETE FINISHERS gmail.com For residential & commercial systems and processes, while providing a hand-on approach in all SOAP Stories is seeking 5 work in the Red Deer area. aspects of processing pay and benefits for 600 employees. You will retail sales reps. Selling soap -Excellent rate of pay & bath products. $12.10 hr ensure compliance with payroll legislation and agency policies, as well as -Benefit packages + bonus & commission. be responsible for supervising three payroll support staff. Send Resume to: F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. firstname.lastname@example.org The Tap House Pub & Grill Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Skills and Qualifications: Five years related payroll experience; PCP or Fax Resume to req’s full and part time Red Deer. email resume to 403-342-1549 or CPM designation; excellent computer, supervisory, interpersonal cooks. Apply with resume email@example.com at 1927 Gaetz Avenue communication and customer service skills; strong organizational, time between 2-5 pm. SHUNDA management and multi-tasking ability with a high level of efficiency and NOW ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR
Adanac Insurance Services Ltd.
DRIVER/SALES 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. We are seeking to hire permanent Driver/Sales for the Red Deer area. 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 Canwest Propane offers a competitive compensation package Interested candidates are invited to apply via our website www.gibsons.com/careers or by Fax at 403-346-0595
Are You Friendly & Outgoing? Like Meeting New People? Would you like to... Get back into the workforce when children start school? Get extra spending money after retirement? Work around your family’s busy schedule? Get to know your community better? Set down your own hours? GET PAID?!! Welcome Wagon is Now Hiring Apply online at www.iamlovingit.ca or call 1-866-627-6070
CIVIL PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR
Parkland Community Living and Supports Society
Dietary Aid/ Housekeeping
positions available. Must be able to work in a team environment. Mandatory criminal record check required. Salary according to union scale. Please apply in writing to Lisa Manning-Eaton, Lodge Manager, 4277 46A Ave. or by fax to: 403-343-1728
PAYROLL MANAGER 1 Year Term
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Human Resources, Parkland CLASS, 6010-45th Avenue, Red Deer AB T4N 3M4 Fax: (403) 342-2677 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.parklandclass.org
Please send resume and cover letter quoting comp #4875PAY by May 22, 2014 to:
GRILLER’S Steak House in Rocky Mtn. House is looking for Cook’s. Wage $15-$20./hr. dependant on exp. Submit resume to: grillersbanquets@ gmail.com or fax to 403-845-7469
SHOWROOM CONSULTANT The Ensuite is a luxury plumbing showroom that requires a high level of professionalism, expertise & customer service while assisting our clients with their plumbing needs. Duties include the preparation of quotations, order entry and expediting, assisting with product selection.
We believe that to be a success in this critical role you must possess a high school diploma combined with an outgoing personality, great organizational skills and high customer service standards.
Canyon Technical Services is a leader in the oilfield service industry, providing customized fracturing and pressure pumping solutions to oil and gas producers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. At Canyon, our employees are ‘Champions’, dedicated to fulfilling our Vision of “improving the industry one job at a time” - our ‘Champions’ have made Canyon one of the most sought-after providers in our industry. If you are looking for a career within a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then Canyon is looking for you! Canyon is preparing for an extremely busy 2014/2015 and are looking for qualified employees.
WE’RE EXPANDING OVER BREAKUP! We have the right customers We have the right jobs We have the right equipment Are YOU the right fit?
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f Frac—Crew Cabbers, Data Van Operators, Chem Van Operators, Blender Operators, Pump Operators, Iron Truck Operators f Cement & Acid—Fluid Pump Operators f Nitrogen—Pump Operators, Bulk Transportation f Coiled Tubing—Supervisors, Operators
f Premium compensation package f New Equipment f 15/6 Schedule
To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.
How to apply: online: canyontech.ca/careers fax: 888 249 3895
Why Canyon? f Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities f RRSP matching program
In return for your valued efforts, we will offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Please forward a copy of your current resume in confidence to: Debbie Rausch Emco Corporation Red Deer, Alberta Email: email@example.com For more information on Emco, please visit our website at www.emcoltd.com
2 EXP. ROOFERS. Must have drivers licence. 403-341-9208 or 403-346-2822 after hours. BRICAR CONTRACTING now hiring Heavy Equipment Operators & Skid Steer Operators Send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-347-6296
F/T COMMERCIAL GLAZIER
Journeyman & apprentices We offer competitive wages. Full benefits after 90 days. Must have valid drivers licence. Email resume to: d.generationglass @platinum.ca or Fax: 403-886-5224 or Call 403-886-5221
JOURNEYMAN or 4th Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: email@example.com or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087
Requires Full Time
Carpenters & 2nd to 4th Yr. Apprentices
Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPARTEK SYSTEMS INC In Sylvan Lake, AB is seeking qualified
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS For complete job descriptions, please refer to our website at www.sparteksystems.com Applicants please forward resume to: keri.lee@ sparteksystems.com or fax to 403-887-4050 Please state which position you are applying for in your cover letter.
FULL TIME and PART TIME SHIFTS AVAILABLE • Very Competitive Wages • Advancement Opportunities With medical Benefits • Paid training • Paid Breaks
Apply in person or send resume to: Email:email@example.com or Fax: (403) 341-3820
The Ensuite Showroom, a division of Emco Corporation is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team in the position of:
TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300 Aspen Ridge
172 ALLWRIGHT CLOSE MULTI-FAMILY. May 17, 18 & 19 Sat. Sun. & Mon. 10 - 5 Men’s dresser/armoir $225, china cabinet $375, corner media/trophy cabinet $225, all OAK. Men’s Norco bike 28” $60. Men’s lefthanded golf clubs Dunlop with Ozzi standing bag $60. Table lamps $15 ea. Household & garden items.
3310 49 AVE. (Back Yard) Thursday 15th, 1-6, Friday 16th, 1-5 & Saturday 17th, 10-2 Household & misc. items.
SUNBREAKER COVE MULTI-FAMILY SALE (NW shore of Sylvan Lake) Saturday 17th, 10-5 Also an Estate Sale at 1323 Birch Rd Sat & Sun. 10-3
Fairview - Upper MAY LONG WEEKEND SALE #33 5202 Farrell Ave. (The Falls) May 17 & 18, 10-4. Housewares, furniture, golf clubs, file cabinets, frames, plants, blankets, shelving and more.
You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
Lacombe MOVING - 5218 49 St. May 16 & 17 Fri. & Sat. 10 - 4 Furniture, hand/power tools, small antiques, household misc.
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Morrisroe MASSIVE garage sale. 15 McVicar St Fri. May 16, 4-8, Sat. & Sun. May 17 & 18th 9-5. Something for everyone.
Rosedale 118 RUTTAN CLOSE May 16, 17 & 18 Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1 MULTI FAMILY, children’s all ages
C8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, May 17, 2014
CLEANERS F/T Comm/ Res, physically fit, $14/hr. Reply to: Ascent Cleaning Services RR4, Box 4, Site 3 Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4 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
GAETZ SOUTH F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T PRODUCE CLERK Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within.
P/T FRONT END STAFF Staff incentives. Apply within. LOOKING for flexible local job in your city/town? $17 guaranteed base pay, cust. sales/service, experience not necessary, training provided, conditions exist. Visit www.work4students.ca or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help Fri & Sat. Graveyard Shift. 11 pm -7 am. Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue
Netook Construction Ltd. is a heavy equipment contractor based out of Olds, Alberta.
STORESMART SELF STORAGE
with 5-10 years’ experience working with on-off road earthworks equipment.
P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE
We require: Caterpillar and Komatsu experience, strong diagnostic and electrical experience, knowledge with Electronic Technician and SIS programs. Successful candidates must be able to work independently in a busy environment, be ﬂexible and work well with others. Driver’s license, H2S Alive, First Aid/CPR are required. A dual heavy equipment and automotive ticket is an asset. Candidates must go through pre-employment drug testing.
for 16 hrs. per week. For job descriptions and how to apply, go to www.StoreSmart.ca/jobs No phone calls please
Summer Receptionist Openings. Local Red Deer company looking for appointment setters during our busy season. Ideal for students or someone searching for Part-Time. Competitive pay with incentives. Must be available Sundays. Located downtown. Call 403-755-8163 leave message for Mitch.
Veterinary Hospital Kennel Assistant Required
Duties for this position include the care of the hospitalized animal, cleaning kennels and hospital, assisting technologists with animal restraints and treatments. Requirements for this position are a love for animals, have a positive attitude and excellent work ethic. The position would be a perfect part time position for student(s) Monday to Friday 4-6pm. Please submit resume attention to HR Manager Dr. Dagmar Schouten, either in person at CEDARWOOD VETERINARY HOSPITAL 7644 50th Ave. Red Deer or email firstname.lastname@example.org before May 23, 2014.
* 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 403-314-4316 **************************
Permanent Full time Maintenance Position:
To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
Competitive starting wages plus regular increases. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm Excellent benefits package. Opportunities to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking and seeking a long-term career. Apply in person, or email to: email@example.com 4747 - 61st Street
The candidate will be responsible for: • General maintenance and repair activities throughout the production facilities as assigned by supervisor. • Performing preventative and break down maintenance of storage vessels and other equipment. • Scheduling and Supervising 3rd party contractors when required. Assisting with planning of turnarounds and other maintenance activities. • Assisting specialized trades when required. The ideal candidate would require a mix of the following skills and abilities: • Basic knowledge and experience with pipefitting or piping systems. • Basic knowledge and experience with carpentry. Ability to operate light duty industrial equipment. Basic knowledge and experience with plumbing and building mechanical systems an asset but not required. • Ability to weld and perform non-code regulated tasks an asset but not required. Basic knowledge of electrical and instrumentation an asset but not required. • Knowledge in computer based maintenance systems an asset but not required. • Basic computer skills. • Ability to travel within Canada and the USA. • Both written and verbal communication skills • Current H2S Alive & First Aid certification an asset. • Current Class 5 Drivers License. • Willing and able to accept occasional after hours support calls.
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Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK in
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info
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COUCH 3 seater, exc. cond, green, $75; Dragon space heater $25 403-348-1905
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 KING SIZE BOX SPRING, Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner $50. BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / 403-350-9029 or Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 403-343-7389
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.
Misc. for Sale
16’ x 2’ ALUMINUM ladder $45 403-346-5745 18 SPD. adult Rialto Ultima bike, black, all terrain $150; heirloom crochet table cloth, rectangular $50 403-346-2070 2 APARTMENT size coffee tables $25, garbage bag full of crafts $25, space saver dresser $25, stacking stools $15, car window shades $25, car rug $25 403-348-1905
1/2 MOON GLASS TOP TABLE, $150. WARDROBE, Teak, $200. 403-309-0442 BOOKCASE, 3 shelves, 2 lower doors $25; Great in child’s bedroom. 403-347-5846
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
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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.
Jenner Cres. & Judd Close.
INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. 403-506-4822
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres., Churchill Cl. area $195/mo.
Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
9” WHITE DINNER PLATES - $1.00 each SERVING TRAYS MUST SELL - new Crafstman †$1.00 each 19.5 HP auto. 42” mower. 20 OZ. CAMBRO GLASSES ANTIQUE cast iron claw $1500 obo. 403-347-5208 $2.00 each foot bath tub with original Call 403-728-3485 taps and soap holder Household $750 403-347-9091 BATHTUB, 5’, white, with Appliances right hand drain. $75. 403-340-2727 FREEZER, 8 cu. ft. Clothing $145. 403-346-7856 FREEZER, 9 cu. ft. $175. 403-346-7856 LADIES quick dry sports pants, REI, 3 pair. Like FRIDGE, Sanyo 4.4 cu ft. new, 30” waist, navy, dark black & stainless steel, green, beige. $50. ea.; glass shelves & top freezLadies Long Coat, stone er, energy efficient. Like washed denim, New. $75. 403-347-5846 unlined, sz. large $40. VARIOUS PARTYLITE 403-347-3741 PRODUCTS Household including candles.
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Springfield Ave. also Sunnyside Cres. & Sutton Close also Savoy Cres. & Sydney Close also Sherwood Cres. & Stirling Close
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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 F/T BUTCHER, willing to train, wages negotiable Call 403-742-1427
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AREDAN Renos Fencing, decks, finish work, bsmt. developments, drywall, landscaping, sheds. Red Deer 780-788-9522 Payne27@hotmail.com BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542
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Catering exclusively to the needs of men with physical challenges. 587-877-7399 TAHNEE 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car
ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, or cutting small trees? Call James 403-341-0617
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MOVING? Boxes? Appls. removal. 403-986-1315
JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888
FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies
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LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.
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Home Supports for Seniors. Est 1999. Cooking, cleaning, companionship. At home or facility. Call 403-346-7777 for information.
GARDENS ROTOTILLED 304-7250 JUNK/TREE REMOVAL, Yard/Care 403-358-1614 JUNK/TREE REMOVAL, Yard/Care 403-358-1614 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745 SPRING CLEANUPS: Aerate, power rake, edge, first mow. Weekly mowing. Irish Green Yard Care 403-341-6620
Moving & Storage
EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. 403-506-4822
VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368
Property clean up 340-8666
5* JUNK REMOVAL
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Misc. for Sale
LAST one! Blackfoot Medicine Man’s shield 18 x 36” $75 403-347-7405 MOVING must sell cheap! Wall unit, some doors & drawers 49”w x 50”h $25, wall unit 52 1/2”w x 58 1/2”h $25, arborite table top 33Wx42L for deck (solid) $20, 4 white resin chairs $4/ea. or all for $12, sm. table 23”Wx 33”L, rounded ends $4, skill saw in metal box, new blade $20, 2 drawer metal Àle cabinet, hanging Àles, locks, black $15, hose reel & 100’ hose $20, grinder with stone $10 403-358-7678 NEW Precious Moments Angel of Mercy Collectible. ideal gift for nurse. $50; Telephone that Red Deer Hospital allows, large buttons; $40.; child’s Fischer Price Wagon, $30; 403-347-3741 NEW wood deck box, with cooler inside, $100. 403-347-3741
www.seibelprperty.com Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 6 locations in Red Deer ~ Halman Heights ~ Riverfront Estates ~ Westpark ~ Kitson Close ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. ~ Holmes St. S.D. $1000 Rent $1195 to $1445 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, lrg. balconies, absolutely no pets. N/S, no utils. incl. References required. SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
Houses For Sale
5936 WESTPARK CRES. corner lot, suite in bsmt., garage, RV pad. View anytime 403-318-6014
A MUST SEE Riser Homes
NEW HOMES by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550
CAVACHON puppy 7 mo., shots up to date, tri color, ready now **SOLD** TO GIVE AWA YTO TO GOOD LOVING HOME. 5 yr old Maremma Italian Sheep Dog. Male. 403-343-7100
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-596-2444 Newly renovated bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom suites available in central location. firstname.lastname@example.org 1(888) 679-8031
GOLF Clubs, ladies right handed, Cobra Sapphire, new last year. $199. 403-887-6087
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com
2011 DAYBREAK Thor, 27’, 2 slides, generator, lots of extras selling due to health, 4847 mi. $70,000. 403-346-6133
1 BDRM. bsmt. suite in HUGE LOT! Westpark area, $650/mo. Nice bungalow in Lacombe. + DD $650 avail. June 1, Shop & garage. $276,000. RENTED Kelly McCullough Coldwell Banker OnTrack Realty 2 BDRM lower unit at SPRAYER, 25 Gallon, 403-391-0225 5910-55 Ave., security on wheels. $175. cameras, laundry on site, MUST SELL 403-346-7856 private parking to over 40 1217 sq.ft. duplex. TENT & FLY - light weight, tenants w/good references, 4 bdrm., $191,900. quiet lifestyles, excellent compact, waterproof fabric. 403-588-2550 rental history. Rent/S.D. 3 person, easy set up. $95. MUST SELL GALVANIZED LAUNDRY is $1100. Ph: 403-341-4627 New Home. 1335 sq.ft. TUB, $16. ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. MECHANICS RAMPS, suites 3 appls., heat/water 403-588-2550 (metal), pair for $35. incld., Oriole Park. 403-342-7460 403-342-4923 Mike VANITY, small, white, for AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bathroom with taps and bdrm. in clean quiet adult drain. $35. 403-340-2727 building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, Pets & 403-348-7445 GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, DOG KENNEL. rent $875 403-596-6000 1 Large and 1 medium. $60 & $35. 403-506-7117 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
2005 CHEV Silverado 2500 HD Duramax diesel 5 spd. auto, C/C, S/B, 4x4 all leather, two 5th wheel hookups, good tires, no rust, 403-887-2441.
1380 sq.ft., 2 storey, 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath. Many upgrades, front att. Campers garage. $371,000 incl. GST, legal fee, appls. pkg. 2003 F250 S/D, 98,000 Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 kms, w/8’ camper, $11,000 403-304-6409
REAR TINE, rototiller. 8.5 HP, hardly used. $625.; 30 Gal. air compressor, $225; 403-346-7856
Very nicely upgraded bungalow. Dbl. garage, tons of upgrades. Short Drive to Lacombe. SAVE THOUSANDS! Kelly McCullough Coldwell Banker OnTrack Realty 403-391-0225
TITANIUM Toyhauler 34E39 MP RV. Loaded, exc. shape. 2 slides, New fridge, 6 yr warranty, $35,500. 403-340-2535
LX, 3254, 3 slides,thermo windows, Àreplace, lots of extras. MINT $26,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682
www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273
EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.
Regal, 355RL. Exc. cond., 1 owner, Loaded, lots of extras. $32,500.00 obo. Daryl (403)256-0025
1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550
2006 37’ DAY DREAMER by Cedar Creek. 3 slides. Luxury Coach. E/H disc brakes, hydraulic landing FURN. ROOM, use of full legs and rear levelers. Air house, utils. & internet all ride hitch, reverse osmosis TENT w/screenporch at- incl. $475. 403-506-1907 water system, painted. tached $100 403-986-2849 $39,500. See @ 5 Roland St. SPACIOUS executive condo Red Deer 403-347-4896 Rooms feat. open concept living. 3 bdrm, Travel For Rent 3 bath $294,500 Help-U-Sell 1996 26’ JAYCO Eagle Packages of Red Deer 403-342-7355 couch & dinette superslide, full load, exc. cond, 3 NEW ROOMS, $450, $8900 403-391-6011 $500 & TRAVEL ALBERTA Lots For $600 403-350-4712 Alberta offers REDUCED MUST SELL Sale SOMETHING 1995 OKANAGAN 23’. Very for everyone. well maint. Must be seen. Make your travel Asking $5250. 403-342-0250 Pinnacle Estates Offices plans now. (Blackfalds) You build or bring your Holiday own builder. Terms avail. 2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 403-304-5555 Trailers 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300 2008 MALLARD 19’ n/s, Investment no pets, sleeps 5+, load Opportunities levelling hitch $13,000; 15’ Storage canoe, 3 paddles, life jackets AGRICULTURAL $250 403-340-0795 after 6 pm Space PSE Elite Compound Bow RH, 28” draw, 55-70 draw weight, soft case, arrows. Ready to shoot. $250 Call 403-350-1466
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
Grain, Feed Hay
TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798
KING OF THE ROAD RV STORAGE, 24hr video security, pavement to site, on hwy. 2, 10 mi. North of Red Deer, pull-throughs avail. 403-782-7775
PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820
Stettler sits this Street of Townhouses. Yes you read this ad right, own 17 townhouses on 47th Street. All 2 storey unites that have separate titles, are 3 bdrm., 1.5 baths, fenced yards, and 100% tenant occupied. All 17 unites
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300
3 BDRM. + DEN duplex, 1.5 baths, 4 appls., fenced yard & shed. Close to schools & park. $1120/mo. RENTED
2008 HONDA Civic SI. White, Exc. shape. 92,000 km. $13,500. 403-396-6033
2003 DODGE SX20 loaded safetied 403-352-6995
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2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 1999 BENZ SLK 230 Roadster. 403-346-2181 1994 CROWN Vic 4 dr. sedan, white, very clean, exc. int/ext, runs very well $2800 obo 403-347-9091
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slide, solar, air, walkaround bed, sleeps 6, rear kitchen. $17,000. O.B.O. 403-358-6765 2006 25’ JAYCO rear kitchen, slide, elec. jack, like new cond. $13,500 403-304-9347
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+ 55 PARKVALE condo., 2 bdrms., large covered patio, garage, parking for 2 cars. $1250./mo. Avail. June 1. 403-347-5387
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India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi greets supporters at the party headquarters in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday. Modi will be India’s next prime minister, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, partial results showed Friday.
Landslide win for India’s opposition BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s opposition leader, Narendra Modi, will become the next prime minister of the world’s largest democracy, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in three decades and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power. Modi, a career politician whose campaign promised a revival of economic growth, will have a strong mandate to govern at a time of profound changes in Indian society. He also has said he wants to strengthen India’s strategic partnership with the United States. But critics worry the ascendance of his Hindu nationalist party could worsen sectarian tensions with India’s minority 138 million Muslims. The results were a crushing defeat for the Congress party, which is deeply entwined with the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty that has been at the centre of Indian politics for most of the country’s post-independence history. The party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has been plagued by repeated corruption scandals and a poor economy. As his overwhelming win became clear Friday, Modi appeared before a crowd of cheering supporters and tried to strike a conciliatory note. “I have always said that to govern the nation it is our responsibility to take everyone with us,” Modi said after a lengthy and punishing race. “I want your blessings so that we can run a government that carries everyone with it.” Nevertheless, Modi remains a divisive figure in the country of 1.2 billion people, in large part because he, as chief minister of Gujarat state, was in command in 2002 when communal rioting there killed more than 1,000 people — most of them Muslims. Modi was accused of doing little to stop the rampage, though he denies any wrongdoing and has never been charged with a crime. He was denied a U.S. visa in 2005 for alleged complicity in the riots, although as prime minister he would be virtually assured a visa. On Friday, President Barack
Obama called Modi to congratulate him on his victory and invited him “to visit Washington at a mutually agreeable time to further strengthen our bilateral relationship,” the White House said in a statement. The U.S. administration had watched Modi’s rise carefully, and in February, for the first time in Modi’s decade-long tenure as the top official in Gujarat state, the American ambassador met with him. In India, the question now is whether Modi can be a truly secular leader in a country with many faiths. The Congress party tried to highlight the 2002 riots during the campaign, but Modi’s momentum — and laser focus on the ailing economy — carried him to victory. By Friday night, Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party was winning in enough seats in the lower house of Parliament to exceed the 272-seat majority needed to create a government without forming a coalition with smaller parties, the Election Commission said. Of the 483 seats declared the BJP had won 271 and was leading in another 11. The Congress party had won 42 seats and was leading in another two. Full results were expected Saturday, but Modi’s win was all but assured. There was a record turnout in the election, with 66.38 per cent of India’s 814 million eligible voters casting ballots during the six-week contest, which began April 7 and was held in stages across the country. Turnout in the 2009 general election was 58.13 per cent. The last time any single party won a majority in India was in 1984, when an emotional nation gave the Congress party a staggering victory of more than 400 seats following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. But 30 years later, India is now in the throes of rapid urbanization and globalization just as the youth population is skyrocketing. Many new voters are far less deferential to traditional voting patterns focused on family lineage and caste. For the young Indian voters, the priorities are jobs and development, which Modi put at the forefront of his campaign.
Nuclear talks end with serious setbacks BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
VIENNA, Austria — Iran nuclear talks stalled Friday, casting a shadow on earlier advances and denting hopes that Tehran and six world powers will meet a July 20 target date for a deal meant to curb Iran’s atomic program while ending sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi acknowledged the meeting made “no progress” in its ambitious goal of starting to draft an agreement meant to ease a decade of Western distrust about Tehran’s nuclear agenda in exchange for sanctions relief. In that, “we failed,” he told reporters. But while saying he was disappointed, he insisted that the result of the three-day talks that ended Friday represented no more than a setback at this point in continuing attempts to reach a deal. A senior U.S. official — who demanded anonymity under U.S. briefing rules — said there was “great difficulty” in trying to move toward common positions and spoke of “significant” differences. Both Araghchi and the official said further meetings were planned in June, but no dates were announced. The failure to advance diminished a sense of optimism that had been growing since talks began Feb. 18 on a comprehensive deal. But while diplomats had spoken of some progress before the three-day
round that ended Friday, they had also warned of difficult talks ahead on some issues, such as Iran’s enrichment program. Iran says it has no interest in nuclear arms, and wants to enrich only to make reactor fuel. But because the technology can also create weapons-grade uranium for warheads depending on the level of enrichment, Washington and its allies want strict constraints on its size and scope. Araghchi said that differences remained on more than a dozen issues and a Western official with detailed knowledge of the talks said that enrichment was among the most divisive topic. The official declined to go into the specifics of what separated the two sides on enrichment and demanded anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the confidential talks. But general differences have long been known. Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, has said publicly that Tehran needs up to 100,000 centrifuges — the enriching machines — for a future nuclear network. That’s about five times as many as the centrifuges Iran now has standing but idle, 10 times that of the machines actually enriching — and much more than the few thousand that diplomats say the U.S. and its allies are prepared to allow.
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Pro-Russian insurgents pull out of Mariupol UKRAINE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Local patrols by steelworkers have forced proRussia insurgents to pull out of the government buildings they had seized in this city, a setback to anti-Kyiv forces that have established footholds in eastern Ukraine. Mariupol is the second-largest city in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region — one of two regions that declared independence Monday from the central government in Kyiv. Citizen patrols began here earlier this week as Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, urged steelworkers at his factories to help police restore order. In a report Friday, the United Nations raised concerns about increasing human rights abuses in eastern Ukraine as armed groups took advantage of the breakdown in law and order. Akhmetov’s company, Metinvest, agreed with steel plant directors, police and community leaders Thursday to help improve security in the city and get insurgents to vacate the buildings they had seized. A representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, which had declared independence, was also a party to the deal. Metinvest has two steel plants Mariupol, a city of half a million people. The port and industrial centre lies on the main road between Russia and Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Moscow in March. The city saw heavy fighting in the past weeks, including a shoot-out outside a police station that left one policeman and several insurgents dead. Without the city, Ukraine would lose a chunk of its coastline on the Sea of Azov, which links to the Black Sea. The Associated Press journalists did not see any insurgents Friday morning in the city. German Mandrakov, once the commander of Mariupol’s occupied government building, told The Associated Press on Friday that his associates fled while he was “forced” to leave the building they had controlled for weeks. “Everyone ran away,” he said, using a vulgar Russian word for cowards. “Someone is trying to sow discord among us, someone has signed something, but we will continue our fight.” Several dozen Metinvest workers in overalls and helmets cleared out barricades of rubbish and tires outside the Mariupol government building Friday. Trucks carried it away and by midday, the barricades were nearly gone. “(Locals are) tired of war and chaos. Burglaries and marauding have to
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Semyon Semyonchenko, commander of the Donbass battalion, a non-affiliated militia group that has stated its intent to fight in support of Ukrainian unity, sits at a desk in the village of Velyka Novosilka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday. stop,” said Viktor Gusak, one of the Metinvest employees cleaning the street. A few hundred meters (yards) away, three men sat in the park cooking soup. One of them, unemployed Serhiy Atroshchenko, told the AP they were all that was left of Mariupol’s pro-Russian separatist force. “We were duped,” Atroshchenko said. “Akhmetov used to keep his eyes closed (to what was happening), but now he decided to make a deal with Kyiv authorities.” Atroshchenko said other separatists fled and only he and his two friends —the “men of ideas,” he claimed — were left “to fight till the end.” None of them was armed. While groups of armed men were seizing one town hall after another in eastern Ukraine, a region widely believed to be Akhmetov’s turf, the billionaire industrialist kept mum, attracting angry comments across the country. Among the graffiti aimed at Akhmetov in Kyiv was this: “Want to make money? First, make some peace!” On Wednesday, Akhmetov broke his silence to call for Donetsk to remain part of Ukraine, arguing that independence or absorption into Russia would be an economic catastrophe. Since President Viktor Yanuk-
ovych’s ouster in February, Ukraine’s new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help — appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow were strong. Ihor Kolomoisky, a metals, banking and media tycoon who was appointed governor of his native region of Dnipropetrovsk, was among those praised for preserving order. Others like industrialist Serhiy Taruta, governor of the Donetsk region, seemed helpless as district after district fell into the insurgents’ hands. In Mariupol, the first major citizen patrol sponsored by Akhmetov’s Metinvest was held Thursday, police spokeswoman Yulia Lafazan said, adding there were now 100 groups of men consisting of two policemen and six to eight steelworkers patrolling Mariupol. Lafazan credited the patrols for a “drastic improvement” in the city’s crime rate. Burglaries and carjackings became the norm after the pro-Russia insurgents asserted themselves earlier this month, bringing in a wave of marauding, she said. Associated Press journalists saw two steelworker patrols Friday afternoon. One consisted of two policemen and six workers patrolling a major avenue on foot; the other consisted of two policemen and three workers driving
around town. Steelworker Alexander Zhigula said the volunteered to help because “someone has to bring order back to the streets.” “The city is sick of crime and chaos,” he said. “People can finally see that they’ve got someone to rely on.” Valentyna Tochilina, a 47-year-old resident, said she was relieved to see the insurgents disappear from the streets. “For the first time (in weeks), I can go out shopping without fear,” she said. In other areas in eastern Ukraine, however, the pro-Russia insurgents were fortifying their territories. Outside the strategic city of Slovyansk, an insurgent stronghold for more than a month now, armed separatists installed a new checkpoint on the eastern approaches to the city. That checkpoint blocks a major highway that links Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city — with the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don across the border. Associated Press journalists saw several dozen heavily armed men fortifying the new checkpoint with concrete slabs, helped by residents. In Kyiv, Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on Friday urged residents of the eastern regions to stop helping the separatists and support the central government.
Bombings kill 10, wound 70 people US, UK TERROR WARNINGS PROMPT TOURIST EVACUATIONS KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya — Two bombs killed 10 people and wounded 70 others Friday, tossing bodies into the air at a market in Kenya’s capital, while hundreds of British tourists were evacuated from the coastal resort of Mombasa after warnings of an impending attack by Islamic extremists. The U.S. ambassador has requested additional security and is reducing the number of people stationed at the embassy in Nairobi amid an increase in threats. No group claimed responsibility for the blasts, which went off minutes apart in the Gikomba market near downtown Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta, appearing at a previously planned news conference shortly after the bombings, offered his condolences. But he dismissed the tourism warnings from the U.S. and Britain that led to the evacuations, saying that terrorism is a common problem and not unique to Kenya. As ambulances and security forces responded to the market bombing, witnesses described a chaotic scene. “I heard the first blast, then another one,” said Gikomba market trader Judy Njeri, who described crouching and crawling on hands and knees after the explosions that wounded some of her colleagues. “I saw bodies being tossed in the air,” she added. “The whole place was thrown into darkness and a lot of dust.” Police Chief Benson Kibue announced the casualty figures. U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden condemned the bombing as “the latest in a series of cowardly attacks on innocent civilians in Kenya, from the capital to the coast.” Security concerns are high in Kenya because of its proximity to Somalia and the al-Qaida-linked group, al-Shabab, which operates there. In September, four al-Shabab gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing at least 67 people. On Thursday and Friday, TUI Travel, which owns the British tourism companies Thomson and First Choice, evacuated customers and cancelled all flights to the coastal city of Mombasa until October. The British government had urged its citizens to leave Mombasa and nearby
beach towns. The U.S. and Britain were among several nations renewing warnings of possible terrorist attacks. Earlier this week, the U.S. warned for the first time that its embassy itself is taking new steps to increase security “due to recent threat information regarding the international community in Kenya.” On Friday, Ambassador Robert Godec sent a letter to his staff, saying he has requested assistance from the Kenyan police and State Department. Godec said additional police are patrolling the embassy vicinity and that more assets will arrive from Washington next week. The embassy is also reducing its staffing numbers. “Unfortunately, the security situation in Kenya, especially in Nairobi and Mombasa, continues to worsen. Since the tragic events of Westgate in September 2013, the number of attacks, threats, and warnings is deeply concerning,” Godec said, referring to the assault on the mall. More than 100 people have been killed in shootings, grenade attacks and small bombings in Kenya in the past 18 months, the U.S. Embassy said. Kenyan authorities, with the help of the FBI, recently discovered a huge car bomb that could have caused a lot of damage. Al-Qaida detonated a massive bomb by the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998, killing more than 200 people. The U.S. Embassy’s security posture has increased in recent days. Marines now patrol the embassy grounds in bulletproof vests and helmets. Emergency drills tell embassy staff: “Duck and cover, duck and cover.” “We know from experience whether it’s been in Yemen where embassies have been attacked or in Benghazi where our consulate and ambassador was attacked, anything that is a symbol of a foreign country is a potential target,” said Scott Gration, a former U.S. ambassador here. As for the evacuations, many travel companies have insurance policies that don’t allow tourists to be in highrisk locations, noted Gration, a retired U.S. Air Force major general who runs a technology and investment consultancy in Nairobi.
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WITH PROPER CARE AND ATTENTION, IT CAN BE YOUR HOME’S MOST RELAXING ZONE Garden r o o m . Dan suggested we tear Screened in porch. Out- the whole thing down. side lounge. Aye, it’s fair to say we Call it what you will, were devastated. with proper care and Allow us to explain — attention, it the roof of our can be your architectural home’s most den of iniqrelaxing zone. uity was esThat said, sentially the ours — as deck above. we found it And much — was one of that (in of the worst the three deroom we’ve cades since it ever seen. No, was erected) make that the had started to worst room. fail. To rot. To With a rotcollapse. We COLIN & ten wooden were utterly JUSTIN roof, a colbereft. lapsing plasDan extic ceiling and plained that, mosquito nets with too many so baggy they resembled people assembled at one fallen stockings on a time, the rickety deck bewildered dowager’s above could very well ankles, the place better have collapsed into the resembled a rec room sun room below. Turns (wreck room?) from some out our contractor’s inlong abandoned care t e r v e n t i o n p r o b a b l y home than it did chic, saved lives. waterside retreat. So did we take Dan’s By God, we had our advice? work cut out. Erm, yes. We had little But had we bitten choice. If a job’s worth off more than we could doing, and all, it’s worth chew? Of course not — doing properly. In short; we can fix anything. our work is our pedigree, However, what we and we live by that pedithought we could reno- gree. vate with a spattering of And so it came to pass Scottish magic and High- that, summonsing up the land hocus pocus turned sacred spirit of Mike Holout to be a wintery wolf mes, we instructed the in summer sheep’s cloth- 40-foot-by-12-foot strucing. ture to be demo balled Rotting at every turn, to the ground. it was little more than Along with the 1,500 collapsing pandemoni- square feet deck that um. floated perilously above As such, it came as the entire death trap little surprise when our and wrapped around the long-suffering contractor house.
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constructed our new deck. Thereafter, another chance conversation (this time with a neighbour) sent us in the direction of Porch to Pier (www.porchtopier.com), where boss Peter Cramp took the project in his stride. We spent the morning at his showroom, eventually choosing a unique window and bug screen system by Sunspace (www.sunspacesunrooms.com) for whom Peter acts as agent. Being that our lake seems to attract every recorded genus of fly-
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SUNROOM: Warm, atmospheric feel achieved with B.C. cedar What’s more, they contain ‘memory’ vinyl ‘glass’ that actually seems to repel dirt — even months after install, they remain crystal clear. But it’s their flexible memory aspect that is really fascinating. Constructed from pliable vinyl that can poked and prodded, ‘impressions’ slowly disappear as the surface returns to its perfect flat form. Wow — ‘next level’ problem solving: count us in. To proffer a warm, atmospheric feel, we clad the ceiling with B.C. cedar and, to promote aural pleasure, added outdoor speakers (installed by Canadian sound and vision experts Command Performance), which fill the room with music … whenever, that is, the family of loons that nests near our dock falls silent. Creating successful design connectivity with the interior of our cabin was easy courtesy of Muskoka Rock. You may remember we specified this beautiful product (www.muskokarockcompany.com) to clad our family room fireplace? That project, in fact, was so success-
ful we elected to use the same stone to floor our emerging sunroom. You’ll also notice we don’t have drapery — for us, the semi outdoor space is much more about embracing the view — and being at one with nature — than it is dressing the windows. Building even further on the outdoorsy feel, we specified weatherproof sofas and chairs from Wicker Emporium (www.wickeremporium.ca), which we subsequently dressed to impress using toss pillows made up with Robert Allen fabrics. Metal storm lamps, ancillary dressing and rugs are mostly from Homesense and Ikea — as always, we enjoy conspiring the final layer of our decorative visions using sensibly priced components. Affordable accessories such as these helped balance some of the bigger costs of completely rebuilding the structure. Every C&J project is about mathematical balance. We never squander our client budgets or, in this case, our own. Finally, the mammoth task was complete. With the weather at last getting warmer, we look forward to spending time indoors, in the great outdoors. And while those pesky black fly larvae are probably hatching as we speak, we’ll be utterly safe behind screens until the tortuous menace has passed. Thank God for our new sunroom! Colin and Justin are regular home and design experts in print and on TV. Find their international product range in stores like HomeSense, Winners and Marshalls. facebook.com/ColinJustin, twitter. com/colinjustin, colinandjustin.tv.
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Steve prepares test boards for one of several new deck finishing products he’s beginning to assess this year. swings and abrasion are the reasons why. This is why so many outdoor wood finishes fail after a year, though this isn’t actually the biggest problem you’ll face as a homeowner with outdoor wood to maintain.
new Thompson’s Waterproofing Stains fit into this category. They operate mostly below the surface — not much on top — so they can’t create a peeling mess in time. They also offer two other advantages that many people don’t understand. Do you have some old, outdoor wood to finish? You’ll need to sand back to bare wood if you expect any kind of filmforming finish to resist major peeling, but not so with soak-in stains like the new Thompson’s. They come in opaque and semi-transparent versions — five colours each — and according to my tests so far they work with minimal prep.
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If all you needed to do was recoat ratty decks and fences with fresh stain, that would be easy. The real problem is the way some types of outdoor wood finishes leave behind a peeling mess that needs to be
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One of my earliest memories is the time my Dad drove us to the hardware store on a warm spring morning to buy cans of Thompson’s Waterseal to protect the bricks on our house. As a boy, I didn’t understand what a clear water repellant did, but somehow the memory of those classic square cans stuck with me enough over the decades that they caught my eye earlier this year as I was scouting around for upand-coming new wood finishing products worth telling you about. Thompson’s has been pretty wily to put their new waterproofing wood stain in a can with a 50-plus-year panache, but it’s what’s inside that makes it worth talking about. Decks, fences, docks and outdoor wood furniture all present the toughest finishing challenges going. Water, sunlight, seasonal temperature
sanded and washed off before refinishing. The culprits here are usually those finishes that form a varnish-like film. These always peel in time and that’s one big problem you might want to avoid. In fact, the prep work involved in getting old outdoor wood ready for finishing is almost always way more work than actually brushing on something new. Almost always, but not quite. Film-forming outdoor wood finishes have their place, but there are distinct advantages to products that colour and protect the wood, without forming a peelprone film. I call these ‘soak-in stains’ and the
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OPAQUE: Lets woodgrain show through I especially like the opaque version for older, weathered wood. The semi-transparent formulation lets woodgrain show through on new lumber. Since 1990, I’ve run deck finish field tests where I apply specific products onto wood samples, then monitor how they perform outdoors over the years. Since the Thompson’s Waterproofing Stains are brand new, I’ve only just created samples for them and I can’t comment on long-term durability yet. For what it’s worth, these products do come with a stated life expectancy of four to five years for one-coat applications on decks, and a six to 15 year life on fences.
These are really big numbers based on my experience with other outdoor finishes, but they are backed up with a full refund option if you’re not satisfied, potentially right up to the stated life expectancy. Even if they only end up lasting half the stated time, they’re still better than many deck finishes I’ve tested, and they won’t have much surface peeling to deal with. In my preliminary tests, the product is fast (dry to the touch in a couple of hours) and there’s only the slightest, mild odour. There’s no product that makes outdoor wood finishing a maintenancefree picnic. The task will always involve a fair amount of work. The trick is choosing something that set’s you up for the least ongoing maintenance. And if that happens to come in a classic, resealable metal can, then all the better. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared tips for DIY and hands-on living since 1988. Follow Steve’s blog at www.realrurallife.com.
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At times, the thought of renovating with the rough edge and stone. The can be so cumbersome that doing noth- stone on the walls, usually seen on ing becomes an alluring alternative. exteriors, brings the outside in and But we continue to take on reno creates a natural style. A vessel sink jobs large and small beand sculpted faucets make cause caring for the homes a dramatic statement, fresh we love pays big dividends. and contemporary. There are practical considOther tips for improving erations such as replacing a bathroom cover stealing old wiring, heating systems, space from an adjacent halland worn out materials. way or closet to enlarge the There may be a need to add room. Modernize by changor reconfigure space for a ing up old shower doors to growing family. But there frameless glass. Build in a are also the esthetic elelarge medicine cabinet that ments that come into play. stretched the full length of Decorating a renovated the sink and counter space. space, especially when the Use the awesome array of budget has been slimmed tiles and stone to bring new down with other major life to walls. work, can suffer if not The role of living room/ DEBBIE planned out in advance. family room is multifacTRAVIS I make a point of createted. Here you have to baling a special touch in each ance lounging, entertaining, room I decorate, a detail watching TV, groups and that changes the dynamics singles. Sassaman’s tips of the space in some excitshow off the possibilities of ing way. materials and arrangements In her new book, designer and au- that produce winning results. Since thor Nicole Sassaman demonstrates the fireplace is the focal point, here’s a how one or two details can transform chance to really up the wow quotient. ordinary into extraordinary. 100 Sassy New venting opportunities and fire Tips — Renovations moves room by styles allow for fireplaces to be placed room to show what a difference her higher on the wall, above the floor. simple tips can make. The rooms have Here, a fireplace with an architectural been beautifully photographed to high- feel is surrounded by a wall of stucco light each of Sassaman’s fresh ideas designed to look like concrete. with before shots to show the contrast. The stucco can be as rough or Here are a few sassy tips to inspire smooth as you choose, and can be left you: its natural colour (here the brown coatIn the bathroom shown here a rough ing used under stucco was used) or edge on the countertop ties in with the painted. This surface is less expensive rustic wall tile, and is an eye-catching than tile or stone, and makes a moddetail. (This would be a dramatic ad- ern statement. Floating shelves have dition to a kitchen counter or island recessed lighting that emphasizes the as well.) Recessed handles in the cabi- spare lines and is mood-enhancing. nets make a smooth, clean line that has Why not mix and match furniture? a modern touch and contrasts nicely Splurge on a stylish coffee table or a
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D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, May 17, 2014
Natural stone comes into homes INCLUDES SLATE, MARBLE, TRAVERTINE BY MEGAN COLE THE CANADIAN PRESS
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A natural stone countertop. Once a luxury product in home design, natural stone like marble has become common in many kitchens and bathrooms. Inset: A natural stone backsplash is shown.
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VICTORIA — Once a luxury product in home design, natural stone like marble has become common in many kitchens and bathrooms. Marble has been used for many years in kitchens and bathrooms for countertops, backsplashes and shower and bathtub surrounds, but Kyla Bidgood says many homeowners are finding new ways to introduce marble, slate and other natural stone into their homes. “I just purchased a lamp for a client and it is a small almost cubeshaped box made of marble with an Edison bulb in it,” says the Victoria-based interior designer. “It is just a great way to add natural stone to a living room space without doing a full covering.” The expense of using a full slab of stone like marble has often deterred homeowners from including it in their decor, but Bidgood says there are cost-effective options to make it accessible for a variety of designs. Creating the look of ledge stone and brick in a new home is time consuming and hard on a budget, but Bidgood says homeowners can create the impact of those materials by using a product that can be installed like tile. “The veneer is not the full depth of a ledge stone or brick; it’s only a couple inches deep,” she says. “But when it is installed you wouldn’t know the difference. You wouldn’t know it’s not actually ledge stone, and it is stone, just not the whole piece.” When a homeowner chooses to use marble as a wallcovering they have to purchase a whole slab and then have it professionally cut to fit the space. To install traditional marble on curved or even small awkward spaces is often challenging, but Bidgood says there is a solution that is similar to wallpaper. “It is essentially stone, but it is applied like wallpaper,” she says. “You aren’t dealing with the whole slab so it’s much more cost effective and much lighter weight. “The great thing with that is you can apply it to curved surfaces like columns or other architectural details. It is easy to cut and you could put it on a ceiling if you wanted to.” Jason Kasper, principal at Winnipeg’s Ideate Design Consulting, says one of the hottest natural stones on the market is travertine. The form of limestone deposited by mineral springs can be used in a variety of applications, from kitchen counters to shower surrounds, as long as it’s properly installed and sealed. The naturally formed voids in the stone must be filled, Kasper says. He notes that many clients will approach him with a product in mind for a space, but he cautions they need to think of how it will be used. “The biggest advice we give to clients is not to limit themselves to the products they use, but to be knowledgeable and know how to treat those products,” he says. “You wouldn’t put cake frosting in a shower stall, and the same applies for many products. Some are more robust than others.”
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LUANN May 17 1992 — Blue Jays pass the one million attendance mark in only 21 dates, earlier than any team in major league baseball history. 1991 — Department of National Defence says it is cancelling orders for $900 million worth of military equipment, due to easing of Cold War tensions. 1983 — New York Islanders win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup, beating the Oilers
4-2 in Game 4. 1963 — Construction begins on the National Library and Public Archives in Ottawa. 1949 — Canadian government grants full diplomatic recognition to the State of Israel, founded on May 14, 1948. 1939 — King George VI and Queen Elizabeth disembark at Wolfe’s Cove from the ship Empress of Australia to start a month-long Royal visit to Canada, the first by a reigning British monarch. 1875 — The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Ky.
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Don’t let son be crippled by his anxiety Dear Annie: I have a son with seri- medication and counseling at school. ous anxiety problems. He gets it from He is not willing to try either again. his father. That entire side of the fam- This kid is no slacker. He’s worked ily has so much anxiety that since he was 15 and has they never take vacations held two jobs since high because they can’t deal with school. I don’t know how to the stress of leaving home. direct him or what to do. When my son was in his Please help. —Scared Mom early teens, I tried to get Dear Mom: Your son him into counseling, but has accepted his anxiety we live in a rural area, and as something he cannot there are few resources. change, which means he’s He also has incredibly bad given up. Anxiety issues luck. He is now in his early can be crippling, but there 20s and went to college this are ways to work on them — semester at a local universiincluding counseling, medity. His schedule was messed cation and support groups. MITCHELL up, and he ended up with But your son has to want to & SUGAR some oddball classes, inwork on his problems, and cluding one that requires a that motivation must come lot of public speaking. This from within. Please suggest class made him physically he contact the Anxiety and ill, and he decided not to return to Depression Association of America school. (adaa.org). Sometimes, one small step My son is a smart kid, and it’s killing in the right direction can help. me to watch him go through this. He Dear Annie: My mom became ill afseems to be spiraling downward and ter a routine surgery and died four has had some bad experiences with months later. I was able to be with her
when this happened, even though it meant being away from my husband, but I would not trade being with her during those last weeks. Mom was not financially well-off, but everything was split evenly between my younger sister and me. (My older sister had died.) I put the small inheritance into savings. The following Christmas, I decided to send $500 to each of my older sister’s two sons so they could inherit something from their grandmother. These kids were in their 20s, and I wanted them to have something to help them start off their lives. According to my bank statement, the checks were cashed, but I never received any sort of thank you or acknowledgment. It is nearly five years later, and I am still hurt and disappointed about this. Am I being childish? I cannot seem to move on and reach out to them about anything else — Hurt and Disappointed Dear Hurt: It is natural for you to want your generosity to be acknowledged, and of course, your nephews should have thanked you. But by wait-
ing so long, you have allowed this slight to fester and damage the relationship. Please call your nephews. Ask whether they ever received the money. Ask whether they were offended by the checks, since they didn’t acknowledge them in any way, and say that insulting them was certainly not your intent. See whether an open, gentle conversation can mend things. Dear Annie: I have been a registered dental hygienist for the past 32 years. I assure you that part of my sterilizing routine between each patient includes sterilizing the overhead light, light switch and handle. If a patient has any concerns about the equipment not being sterile, he or she should address them at the next appointment. I would never want a patient to question the cleanliness of my operatory. I would be happy to share my sterilizing procedures. — Professional and Hygienic 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.
HOROSCOPES Saturday, May 17 energy behind the scenes. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Bob SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Solid adSaget, 57; Craig Ferguson, 51; Tony Parker, 31 vancement are likely within money now. Think THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The earthy moon practically, act according to what it tried and today will ground and have us all see through true and you will not go wrong. Do not get into the lens of practicality and solid an argument with friends either, footing, but this truth and insight this will only create disruption in will present itself through dayyour home and with the peace you dreams. We might realize in a deserve. split second that we need to make CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. changes with those intimate rela19): Your actions are leading you tionships in our, try to make them, to greater heights now, on a perand create havoc. You’ll undersonal and professional level. Instand why the close relationships spire others by the smoothness are not working now. of your behavior now and steadily HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is move forward towards peace and your birthday, this year will prove harmony. Others are taking notice to be very freeing for you. You’ll of your power and discipline now. let go of past beliefs that have hinAQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): dered your progression forward Trust your instincts but if you have LARISA MAIRA and will see life through a new to take a new step to move forOZOLINS perspective. Perhaps foreign travward then do it now. The past els is on the agenda, many more wants to be let go and re-worked studies, but whatever it is this year today. Keep your feet on the you’ll feel inspired by your brain ground, but keep your direction power. If you feel uncertain about the future solid and steady. Uncertainty with finances look to someone you trust, they will help you could lead to argument, keep positive now find that proper balance and harmony. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There is opARIES (March 21-April 19): the actions portunity for you to make solid advancement you’ve been taking will help you expand on so- forward now. Stay away from arguments with lidifying your presence in the public. Re-working friends and allow for greater possibility of truth interpersonal relationships will help you achieve to emerge now. Save and learn as much as you realistic goals that will benefit not only yourself can now, it will have an impact on your dreams but others now. Listen to your dreams and cre- coming true! ate that reality! Sunday, May 18 TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are more, CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Tina than not, likely to help out someone else today Fey, 43; David Nail, 34; Jari Kurri, 53 who is going through some major transformaTHOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today could be tions in work or simply on a public level now. one of those days where you just want to overThe actions you take now will have positive indulge in everything in sight! Love and Rooutcomes for you in July. Compromise and be mance will be highlighted and action will be Compassionate today. taken now. There is a serious note to the day, GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You significant but this will prove to make any overtures long relationships are more willing to help you more lasting and worthwhile. There could be some than ever. Realistic plans have a flare of inspi- surprise, and declarations, so be prepared to ration and it becomes visible that your dreams feel that intensity today! can actually come to fruition now. Surprises HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthtwists and turns are likely, but truth and ground- day, then this year will be one filled with all the ed movement will prevail. pleasures of life. Make sure not to overindulge CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take that too much as there is a great tendency to do just dream vacation now and move in the direction that. It is a great year to push forward on solid of your dreams. Those significant relationships investments that are slow and steady, as they will help you move towards greater awareness will yield the most profit for you. It will be a year now and you will gain new insight with every when you speak your mind and you will find this step. Be happy good things are happening for to be very cathartic. you know. ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is great LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Breakthroughs with optimism within the home environment today. significant relationships will have you re-working Throw a party, invite all your family and friends. your future plans forward. Actions taken now This is a time of celebrations, joy and cheer. will have solid advancements on an emotional Soon your energy will up and you’ll be able to level that will lead to greater stability at work feel like yourself again. and for your health. Think practically now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today is one VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are an of those days that you feel will bring back that inspiration to others. Although, you still feel inner cheer in your life. There could have been you are putting a lot of energy into creating that a sudden split in your romantic life, or simply inspiration for yourself. Try to see the practical- you’ve decided against that expensive bike. ity of the situation now. Express that grounded Whatever it is, you’ve made the right choice, realistic approach and you’ll find a financial feel good about that! increase right around the corner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Go out with LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Greater stability friends, have a good time but make sure you at home will help you to have breakthroughs at are not the only one footing the bill. work and with how much energy and balance See the larger perspective, you are moving you need with how you express your energy towards greater fulfillment now and friends and now. Take a long walk outside, enjoy the earthy networking are prime. Take that leap of faith, energy of the day relax knowing that the uncer- tell that friend you like them. tainty will soon pass. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today you will SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might feel feel extremely grateful and proud of yourself. slightly timid today. Please don’t you have ev- Look at your professional advancement and erything going for you now. Yes, you might not who you are attracting to you now. Soon, you be sure how to express yourself now, but rest will find that perfect balance within your home assure this will move towards enlightenment life and work. For today, be appreciative of your on a profound level as you continue to exert accomplishments.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A new perspective on life has emerged for you today — one that requires you to dig deep and understand yourself on a profound level. Adjust the flow of energy now, it is offering you the knowledge to learn a wonderful lesson with inner strength and courage of conviction! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There could be money coming your way to help you move forward with your dreams. Take it, but make sure you are able to pay it off. Friends might be there to offer you some positive encouragements but be mindful to accept realistic perspectives. Excitement is in the air! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your spouse or significant relationship is really helping you see the brighter side of life, and is truly encouraging you forward within your career and what knowledge you share on a public level. You are feeling proud of yourself and rightfully so, let others know of your bliss now! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Happy interactions with those in foreign lands will leave you excited about the future. Those in your daily routine will have more of a jump in their step now and will inspire you to do the same. See life through their optimistic outlook and relish in the new opportunities! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Interpersonal relationships will move along very well today. If taken or single, there is a great opportunity for you to re-kindle or kindle that romantic feeling again! A deeper understanding of others’ shared beliefs is realized now. Share the profound truth with them now! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Those significant relationships in your life will truly value a deeper aspect of you now. Perhaps they see the reasons why they got together with you in the first place and this is providing that extra bit of inspiration. Trust the attraction is not leading you wrong! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Speak your truth today, share your wisdom and listen to others when they say they trust you. There could be a tendency to put your foot in your mouth, but this will add to you owning your truth now. Speak up, relax and much happiness is promised to you now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There is wonderful potential for you to be recognized for your talents today. Do not settle today, ask for that raise, deep dig and express your needs to that romantic partner also. Once you’ve shared this knowledge with them, all will be great! Monday, May 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Grace Jones, 65; George St-Pierre, 32; Lily Cole, 25 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: You’ll be feeling good and will be inspired again! Mars will station to go direct so this will mark the start of one’s vitality moving forward again. Hold back and use this time to recharge your energy. Soon you will be full charge ahead. Take the time to look at where you would like to move and refocus your direction to what truly appeals to you now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this year will mark a very rewarding year within your career. Daily routine and health might be put on the back burner, so you will have to try hard to focus on this now. Good times will be had with groups and through communications with others. Be mindful to focus on finding that perfect balance within your work, health and daily activities at the start. ARIES (March 21-April 19): After a long period of time of your ruler, Mars, going retrograde, he will finally move forward. Take time today to refocus your energy, do not push ahead too quickly and see another’s point of
view. By putting yourself in their shoes you will find patience and will be rewarded. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today, you will feel like your career and your public image is truly in line with your truth and how you want to come across. Take the time necessary for yourself so as not to strain yourself which could create health issues for you. Relax and Recharge your energies now! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today will be one of those days when you feel like taking some time to relax and rightfully so. Pause for a moment and figure out what will make you truly happy. Reflect on past actions and consider another angle when approaching your children or romance in your life. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Activity at home might feel like it is coming to a standstill now. Look within to find your absolute direction with friends and with networking. Find out if that is truly what you want to do in the long run. Tomorrow will be a new day and your energy will be up and moving! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Today will mark a time when you will feel at a standstill, take time to recharge your energy now. Take time to relax with your significant relationship and unwind. The focus will be on your position at work and how well you come across. Get enough sleep and replenish that energy! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are currently seeing the value in taking things one step at a time. Your personal philosophy will be taken into regard in actions you take towards work and health now. Soon you will be able to develop a faster plan towards savings and finances, but for now refocus. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today will mark a time when you will definitely feel your energy and vitality shift for the better. Why not give it that full rest before the move forward? Have a low key romantic evening out and relax and enjoy the new found spark in your life— which is you! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): After a long period of time running through options and actions in your head, today will mark a time when this will stop. No longer will you doubt your actions and abilities. Through an intimate relationship you will see your true value and worth in this world! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Hold off with taking any leaps of faith towards your aspirations now. You will be feeling great and will want to prove your worth and value to those at work but some re-direction and rest will need to be taken. Express your needs but learn from the past! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will notice the shift in your vitality today. Past decisions will now be brought up for you to deal with, do not worry, the outcome will be positive. Take this time to re-direct your course if needed and move in that direction today. Relax and Have Fun! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On a positive note, you will be feeling great today, so go out and enjoy the energy. Do take time to refocus your direction towards your truth in this world. What is it that you can do to show others your vision of the light in this world? Shine bright and express your truth! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Today will be one of those days where it will feel like there is a calm before the storm. Only the storm will be increased interactions with those significant relationships in your life in a very powerful way. Conserve your energy today and focus on your inner light now! Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
Love and lover’s bad habits from the past never die Dear Harlan; So, I have been falling regard to his finances and lack of refor a friend from the past — the reason sponsibility? Your input and thoughts we split before was because he had are greatly appreciated. —Careerthree young kids and no financial sta- minded bility, while I was just out of a divorce Dear Career-minded; It’s like movwith no kids and career-moing to Minnesota expecting tivated. that there isn’t going to be Now I have kids and his a winter. Winter never fails are grown. Minnesota. We reconnected throughAnd financial problems out the past month, but it appear to be part of this seems much longer because guy’s nature. You either of the past relationship with need to commit to love a each other. man who has no financial He still is not financially stability or find a new man. stable — he just asked me If he hasn’t changed affor money ($20, which is ter 20 years, don’t expect not much, but he also comhim to change now. Expectplained about being broke ing change would be unfair. HARLAN this weekend). And believe me, he’s COHEN I am really struggling had every reason to change with his financial issues, through the years. Maybe and feel like this will never he has other issues that are change. I know it’s not my keeping him from being fijob to fix his finances, and nancially stable. Ask him. in every other way he is great — father, He could struggle with mental-health lover and health. But I am not willing issues or some other issues. Maybe to support him. Am I overreacting in he’s a secret millionaire and he ap-
pears to be cheap (unlikely). Once you can give him permission to be financially unstable you can decide if this is what you want. It might make you happy supporting him and his family in the future. He can be a stay-at-home dad and you can be a career-minded woman. Or not. Dear Harlan; I just recently began speaking to and having physical relations with my ex boyfriend. He tells me he doesn’t want to date me, yet he texts me every day and has been visiting me often. I’m keeping my distance, but am falling for him again. Is this a bad thing? If he hurt me once, how easy is it for a guy to repeat his mistakes? — Back to Ex Dear Back to Ex; Know those huge billboards in Times Square? The ones that cover 50-story buildings? Imagine the words “BAD IDEA” spanning the entire side of one (each letter spanning 100 feet tall). Then, imagine each letter lighting up in big bright flashing lights. Then, imagine fire shooting out of the billboard to highlight each let-
ter. That’s how bad of an idea this is. You’re bored, you’re lonely and you feel like no one will ever want you. This guy wants to sleep with you — not date you. That’s all. I repeat: He doesn’t want to date you. You’re letting him do it. That’s what’s happening. Instead of spending time with a man who doesn’t want you, focus on why this is how you choose to spend your time. Something is wrong in your world. This has nothing to do with an ex — it has everything to do with you being in a place in your life where you think this is as good as it gets. This is a bad idea! Harlan is author of “Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober)” (St. Martin’s Press). Write Harlan at email@example.com or visit online: www.helpmeharlan.com. All letters submitted become property of the author. Send paper to Help Me, Harlan!, 3501 N. Southport Ave., Suite 226, Chicago, IL 60657.
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
Making connections Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
Chinese consul general Wang Xingping meets with Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen, left, and Red Deer MLA Cal Dallas at Red Deer City Hall on Friday.
China’s consul general visits Red Deer BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta’s importance to China is apparent when considering that three-quarters of that country’s $50 billion Canadian investment is tied to this province. That $37 billion Alberta investment is backed up by trade volumes that last year topped $6 billion, largely comprised of Canadian exports. “That shows the importance we attach to our relationship and to our collaboration,” said Wang Xinping, China’s consul general in Calgary. Red Deer’s significant role in the province’s economy is not lost on Wang, who visited the city on Friday to meet local players in politics, business, economic development and education in a sit-down meeting at city hall. Wang, who has been in his Calgary-based post for
five months, soon became aware of the city’s strategic location and a local tie to the China National Petroleum Corporation. A meeting with local chamber of commerce representatives at a China-Canada Business Association luncheon set the gears in motion for this visit. The goal of his visit has been to learn more about the area and see what cultural links and business opportunities are available to promote the friendship between the two nations. He believes Red Deer will prove a good location for investment and plans to do more homework. “I’m not sure what I can do at this moment. With my knowledge going wider and deeper and more accurate I can, in due time, give suggestions and advice to our commercial and industry people.” Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen visited China last fall as part of a state visit. Alberta, and its role in the energy sector, as well as in education and research and innovation, are
very much on the radar screens of Chinese investors, he said. Dreeshen and Red Deer South MLA and minister of international and intergovernmental relations Cal Dallas, who was in China as part of a trade mission last month, have promoted Red Deer and Central Alberta. Face-to-face meetings, whether in China or here at home, are important in making connections, he said. Red Deer Chamber of Commerce executive director Tim Creedon said one of the focuses of regional economic development group Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, of which the chamber is part, is developing trade links with China. “We’re very keen to welcome Chinese investors and exporters and people interested in working with our businesses to Red Deer,” said Creedon. “We feel this is a good way to build a bridge into the consul general’s office.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Hortons celebrates 50 years Red Lobster to be sold for $2.1B
BUT ICONIC BRAND FACES NEW CHALLENGES BEYOND COFFEE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — As the candles burn out on Tim Horton’s 50th Anniversary celebration this weekend, the iconic Canadian brand is looking to avoid a mid-life crisis. Saturday marks the official half-century birthday of the original “Tim Horton Donuts” restaurant in Hamilton, Ont., which opened on May 17, 1964, after it was renovated from an auto repair garage. Starting from its modest roots, the company, which took its name from Toronto Maple Leafs player and founder Tim Horton, has found a home in seemingly every Canadian neighbourhood and, in some places, nearly every street corner. With more than 3,600 locations across the country, Tim Hortons is at a crossroads between maintaining its steadfast reputation and staying relevant in an increasingly competitive quick-service business where coffee is just another menu item. “Tim Horton’s has done an impeccable job of managing their brand experience to date,” said Axle Davids, a brand strategist at Distility Branding in Toronto. “It’s not splashy or cutting-edge — the name Tim Hortons and the brand are simply containers for all of the hard work and loyalty they’ve built up over time.” A study from marketing research firm Ipsos Reid found that Tim Hortons ranked as the sixth most influential brand in the country last year, a prominence which is supported by how instilled coffee slang like the “double-double” has become in Canadian culture. Recently, the company launched a social media campaign where customers could pick which discontinued menu item they’d like to see back in its restaurants. The chocolate eclair won the popularity contest. And last week Tim Hortons did what few other companies could when it opened a replica of its first restaurant for a single day of celebration. The event, held in the heart of downtown Toronto, included shelves stacked with decades of memorabilia like retro Timbits boxes and desserts that once graced the menu. While nostalgia runs through the veins of Tim Hortons (TSX:THI), staying true to the company’s famous image won’t be enough to keep it relevant as the $4.6-billion business of Canadian coffee evolves, and competitors vie for a bigger chunk of the market.
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Starbucks has spent years focused on an aggressive rollout across most of the country, chasing the high-end coffee drinker who prefers lattees and frappuccino while, more recently, McDonalds began to lure more cost-conscious customers with a cheaper brew and free giveaways. Somewhere in the hustle, Tim Hortons lost some focus as it dabbled in alternative food and drink items to mixed success. The company launched smoothies and frozen lemonade drinks as an answer to the broader selections of some of its biggest competitors, and while they still remain on the menu, a foray into larger submarine-sized sandwiches didn’t last long before it was yanked from the offerings. In 2009, Tim Hortons dove into the frozen treats business with the installation of U.S. chain Cold Stone Creamery at some of its Canadian restaurants. The concept failed to ignite much interest, and five years later the ice cream bars were torn out, at a cost of $19 million. Despite some failed launches, chief executive Marc Caira, who started at the company last summer, believes there’s potential to get more customers thinking about Tim Hortons during their lunch breaks. He recently unveiled a five-year strategic road map for Tim Hortons’ future growth, which positions the company as a coffee spot foremost, but also the home of various other items that might not immediately spring to mind, like the Extreme Italian sandwich and the crispy chicken sandwich. “(You need) to be able to have the consumer realize, ’Hey, if I’m going to have a crispy chicken, maybe I’ll go to the Tim Hortons, rather than Burger King or KFC,”’ Caira said in a recent interview. Tim Hortons is already making progress, Caira said, citing research from the NPD Group, which says the restaurant has been generating lunchtime traffic that’s comparable to McDonalds, its biggest competitor. Tim Hortons had a 21.8 per cent share of quick-service restaurant traffic in the three months ended in February, just slightly above McDonalds’ 21.7 per cent share in the same period, the research found. However, there can be a danger in trying to associate an established brand with new products, said Brynn Winegard, a marketing analyst at Winegard and Company. “Any time you walk away from the core promise to your loyal customers, in the interest of attracting new customers ... you risk your diehards,” she said. But at the same time, “it’s no longer adequate to say, ’I’m a coffee company.”’
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DARDEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden’s fortunes. The company, which is based in Orlando, Florida, said Friday that it would sell its seafood chain and the accompanying real estate to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal. The announcement came despite objections from some shareholders to the plan to separate Red Lobster, which was announced late last year. Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster have been losing customers in recent years, even as they changed their menus and marketing campaigns to win back business. Part of the problem is the growing popularity of places like Chipotle and Panera, where customers feel they can get the same quality of food without paying as much or waiting for table service. But Darden CEO Clarence Otis has drawn a distinction between Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Otis says Red Lobster in particular is increasingly unable to attract the higher-income customers Darden caters to with its more successful chains, which include Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille and Seasons 52. Red Lobster, which opened in 1968, helped popularize seafood among Americans and today has about 700 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, boasted a menu including a half a dozen oysters for 65 cents and platters with frog legs and hush puppies for $2.50. As it suffered sales declines more recently, executives blamed a variety of factors, including a refusal among customers to swallow price increases. In 2012, for instance, executives cited a $1 price hike for its “Festival of Shrimp” special in explaining a quarterly decline in sales. More recently, the company tried to attract a wider array of customers by adding more non-seafood dishes to Red Lobster’s menu. The efforts didn’t take hold. Darden sees more potential in fixing Olive Garden, which has about 830 locations. The company recently reworked the logo for Italian chain and has been adding lighter menu items, as well as smaller dishes like “crispy risotto bites” that it says reflect eating trends.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 99.61 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 52.45 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.80 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.88 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.90 Cdn. National Railway . . 64.24 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 174.05 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.50 Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.60 Cervus Equipment Corp 22.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 48.98 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.60 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.33 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.00 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.08 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.86 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 50.90 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 65.58 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.52 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.36 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.96 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 106.71 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.90 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.99 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.13 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.37 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — Resource and financial companies were the main culprits behind a lower session on the Toronto stock market Friday as traders wondered if economic conditions warranted further moves up for stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 74.15 points at 14,514.74. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.17 of a cent at 92.11 cents US. U.S. indexes registered gains amid a disappointing read on consumer confidence but a strong showing for housing starts. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 44.5 points to 16,491.31, while the Nasdaq gained 21.3 points to 4,090.59 and the S&P 500 index rose 7.01 points to 1,877.86. Markets finished in negative territory overall for the week after data showed the economic recovery in Europe is more fragile than thought, while retail giant and economic barometer WalMart Stores delivered a disappointing outlook for the second quarter. Meanwhile, the University of Michigan’s latest consumer sentiment index also offered a glum reading. The index registered 81.8 for this month, well below the 85 level that had been expected. However, U.S. housing starts for April came in at an annualized pace of 1.072 million units, higher than the 980,000 that economists had expected. This has also been a remarkable week in the fixed income area where bond yields have fallen sharply amid equity market nervousness. The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury bond was at 2.52 per cent Friday afternoon, after starting the week at 2.66 per cent and going as low as 2.47 per cent on Thursday. “I think that has got more focus than anything and justifiably because people are worried that (lower yields are) anticipating a recession,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Client Group. Mills notes the move started out of Europe earlier this week as a flight to safety targeted U.S. Treasuries. Yields on those
Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.92 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.89 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.01 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 23.97 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.06 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.44 First Quantum Minerals . 22.63 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.74 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.00 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.25 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.27 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 40.13 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.32 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.63 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.26 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 35.29 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 68.82 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.22 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 56.40 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 43.26 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 23.14 Canyon Services Group. 15.48 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.42 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.04 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.62 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.53 bonds are about 1.2 percentage points higher than German 10-year bonds. On top of that, investors think that stocks in North America are largely fairly valued right now and economic conditions don’t warrant significant moves higher, conditions which make bonds attractive. “So you add into that it’s been a long great recovery, and so you hit a key level like 1,900 on the S&P (hit briefly on Wednesday), and some asset allocation models kick in and people start buying bonds and selling equities.” Mills thinks this situation portends a market that is likely in for a good deal of sideways action along with a fair bit of volatility as traders look for direction. In earnings news, private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) reported quarterly consolidated net profit of $99 million, up from a net loss of $271 million a year ago. Revenues were up three per cent to $6.5 billion. Onex says it’s increasing its quarterly dividend 33 per cent to five cents and its shares declined 88 cents to $62.47. The financials sector was the biggest weight on the TSX, down 0.75 per cent ahead of the release of quarterly earnings by the big banks starting next week. The gold sector faded about 1.1 per cent as June bullion edged 20 cents lower to US$1,293.40 an ounce. June crude gained 52 cents to US$102.02 a barrel and the energy sector dropped almost one per cent. The base metals sector was down 0.67 per cent, while July copper was unchanged at US$3.15 a pound. There was also major merger and acquisition activity Friday morning as restaurant chain Red Lobster is to be sold to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for US$2.1 billion. For the week, the TSX drifted 0.13 per cent lower while the Dow industrials lost 0.6 per cent. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index
Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 100.74 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 62.85 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.64 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 36.01 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 52.98 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.90 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.90 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.135 Precision Drilling Corp . . 13.36 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 42.14 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.43 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15.38 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.00 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 70.98 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 74.78 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 67.03 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96.49 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 36.87 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.67 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.21 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 51.62 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 72.11 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.87 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 45.65 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.91 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 72.84 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 36.98 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.61 — 14,514.74, down 74.15 points TSX Venture Exchange — 976.55, up 1.90 points TSX 60 — 830.29, down 3.74 points Dow — 16,491.31, up 44.50 points S&P 500 — 1,877.86, up 7.01 points Nasdaq — 4,090.59, up 21.30 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 92.11 cents US, up 0.17 of a cent Pound — C$1.8260, down 0.04 of a cent Euro — C$1.4872, down 0.39 of a cent Euro — US$1.3698, down 0.11 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.02 per barrel, up 52 cents (June contract) Gold futures: US$1,293.40 per oz., down 20 cents (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.881 oz., down 15.5 cents $703.47 kg., down $4.99 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: July ’14 $3.10 higher $488.00; Nov. ’14 $1.80 higher $482.20; Jan ’15 $2.40 higher $486.20; March ’15 $2.60 higher $488.00; May ’15 $2.90 higher $489.50; July ’15 $3.30 higher $489.90; Nov ’15 $7.80 higher $484.90; Jan. ’16 $7.80 higher $478.90; March ’16 $7.80 higher $483.10; May ’16 $483.10; July ’16 $7.80 higher $483.10. Barley (Western): July ’14 unchanged $150.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $150.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $152.00; March ’15 unchanged $153.00; May ’15 unchanged $153.00; July ’15 unchanged $153.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $153.00; Dec. ’15 unchanged $153.00; March ’16 unchanged $153.00; May ’16 unchanged $153.00; July ’16 unchanged $153.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 371,160 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 371,160.
GM fined $35M for faulty ignition switch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths. It’s the maximum penalty that the government can impose and the first time an automaker has been fined that much. But the amount is less than a day’s revenue for the automaker, based on the $37.4 billion it took in during the first quarter. As part of an agreement announced Friday by the Transportation Department and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM also has agreed to government oversight on safety issues, and to report safety problems much faster than in the past. NHTSA has been investigating GM’s delayed recall of older small cars with defective ignition switches. GM has acknowledged knowing about the problem for
at least a decade, but it didn’t start recalling the cars until February of this year. The company says at least 13 people have died in crashes linked to the problem, but trial lawyers suing the company say the death toll is at least 53. “Today’s announcement puts all manufacturers on notice that they will be held accountable if they fail to quickly report and address safetyrelated defects,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. The $35 million penalty was doubled from last year. But Foxx still urged Congress to pass legislation that would raise the fine to $300 million. Automakers are required to report safety defects within five days of discovering them. Ignition switches on Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions can slip out of the “run” position and shut off the engine. That cuts off the power steering and brakes, potentially causing drivers to lose control. It also dis-
ables the car’s air bags. Under the agreement, GM will have to make “significant and wideranging internal changes” to its safety review process, the government said. The company also has to pay added penalties for failing to meet NHTSA’s deadline to answer questions about the ignition switches. NHTSA began fining GM $7,000 per day in early April after it missed the deadline. In a separate statement announcing the agreement, GM CEO Mary Barra said, “GM’s ultimate goal is to create an exemplary process and produce the safest cars for our customers they deserve no less.” In addition to NHTSA, two congressional committees and the Justice Department also are investigating GM. The Justice Department could bring a much larger penalty and possible criminal charges. Earlier this year it made Toyota pay $1.2 billion for concealing unintended acceleration problems from NHTSA.
Bombardier respects Russian sanctions sian oil company Rosneft. Reports say Sechin’s business connections to Canada may include a major investment in OTTAWA — Montreal-based Bom- Canadian oil fields. “When I asked the government last bardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said Friday it did not lobby the Harper govern- week on this very issue, specifically ment to keep a Russian executive off why these two individuals weren’t on Canada’s list of sanctioned people with our sanctions list, they dodged the ties to Russian President Vladimir Pu- question,” NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said after raising the issue tin. A company spokeswoman said Bom- during Friday’s question period. “These two individuals are very bardier officials discussed Russia and close to Putin.” other foreign policy Delabarrera issues in meetings ‘CANADA HAS ONE said Bombardier is with the government, abiding by all laws, but it didn’t discuss OF THE STRONGEST which allow it to specific individuals. SANCTION REGIMES deal with Rostec. Bombardier IN THE WORLD She said that while spokeswoman Marimay be anella Delabarrera WHICH HAS BEEN CO- Chemezov on the U.S. sancsaid the company reORDINATED WITH OUR tions list, Rostec is mains in negotiations on a $3.4-billion deal ALLIES TO TARGET KEY not.“Of course we’re that would see the INDIVIDUALS AND very mindful of the company sell more situation and we’re than 100 of its Q400 ENTITIES TO ISOLATE aware of the U.S. turboprop civilian RUSSIA POLITICALLY sanctions regarding aircraft to Russia. “Our meetings AND ECONOMICALLY .’ Mr. Chemezov,” said Delabarrera. were centered She said negotiaaround a broad range — DEEPAK OBHRAI PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO tions are continuof issues,” DelabarFOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER BAIRD ing, but suggested rera said in an interthe current turmoil view Friday. could slow progress. “It was a broad “It would be unrealistic for us not to range of issues that included a number of foreign policies around the world. account for potential movement in that Of course Russia would have been part project timeline.” In the Commons, Dewar accused the of that, but it was not specific to any government of bending its foreign polione individual.” Delabarrera spoke after the NDP cy to suit commercial interests. “The government’s rhetoric is very and Liberals demanded answers from the Conservative government over a tough, so why will Conservatives not decision not to sanction two Russian implement strong and co-ordinated men with connections to Canadian sanctions against Russia? Why will it companies, a development first report- not put Putin’s buddies on our list?” Deepak Obhrai, parliamentary seced by the Reuters news agency. Ottawa has imposed sanctions on retary to Foreign Affairs Minister John several dozen people with ties to Putin, Baird, brushed aside questions sayas part of a broader package imposed ing Canada’s sanctions are intended to by Western countries in response to punish the Putin regime. “Canada has one of the strongest Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the continuing unrest in sanction regimes in the world which has been co-ordinated with our allies eastern Ukraine. The NDP asked in the House of to target key individuals and entities Commons why Sergey Chemezov and to isolate Russia politically and ecoIgor Sechin were not among those on nomically.” Liberal MP Irwin Cotler said he the Canadian sanctions list. Chemezov is the head of Rostec wants both men to face sanctions beCorp., currently in negotiations with cause “those decisions should not be Bombardier. Sechin, a former chief of guided by our commercial interests or staff to Putin, is the head of the Rus- our commercial relationships.” BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
With U.S. recovering, expect Canada to come along for the ride BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Confidence is growing averaged below two per cent, may be that the Canadian economy is rebound- dissipating. ing from a weather-related winter hicRisks remain, as the Bank of Canada cup and is poised to take advantage of has observed. stronger U.S. demand. China’s run-away growth has slowed, International forecasting house IHS and while Europe is out of recession, Economics — formerly known as IHS it is still barely limping forward. But Global Insight — became the latest to Canada’s fortunes are most closely tied offer a relatively positive spin on Cana- to the U.S. and that economy is, with a dian prospects as it predicted growth few exceptions, starting to show signs picking up for the next three years. of normalizing. The firm says growth will average The New York Times noted this 2.3 per cent this year, 2.5 per cent next week that U.S. Federal Reserve chairyear and 2.7 per cent in 2016, with un- woman Janet Yellen is finally getting employment rates dropping to 6.5 per the recovery she has been asking for, cent by the third year. The 2016 projec- particularly in terms of job creation tion is half-a-point stronand firmer inflager than the Bank of Cantion, which is an ‘INTO THE SECOND ada’s more modest call. indication producBut IHS chief econoHALF OF THIS YEAR, ers can demand and mist Arlene Kish is conhigher prices for IT IS GOING TO BE get fident the U.S. economy their goods. is ready for a major reLESS CREDIBLE TO After being cited bound from the first quarCONTINUE TO FLAG as a major concern ter’s weather-induced in Canada, inflation mini-slump and that will ONGOING WORRIES’ is also lifting. Scotranslate into stronger tiabank said Fri— DEREK HOLT activity in Canada. day it expect next SCOTIABANK ECONOMIST The U.S. accounts for week’s reading on more than 70 per cent of headline inflation Canadian exports. for April will rise to two per cent, ex“We did differ (from the cen- actly where the Bank of Canada wants tral bank) in terms of 2016 economic it, even though underlying inflation till growth,” she says in the paper. “Part of lags the target. this may be explained by the fact that “This article has argued that rising IHS is more bullish on U.S. economic inflation would increase the pressure growth for 2016 and the impact it would on the BoC to drop ongoing emphahave on the Canadian economy.” sis upon downside risks to inflation Kish said while Alberta will con- and drop its ambivalence over the ditinue to be the major driver of Canadi- rection of future rate changes,” wrote an growth, she also has Ontario — the Scotiabank economist Derek Holt in a country’s manufacturing heartland — note to clients. staging a comeback from two sub-par “Into the second half of this year, it years. is going to be less credible to continue Canada’s most populous province to flag ongoing worries.” is projected to grow by 2.4 per cent Any thoughts of rate cuts in the this year rising to 2.7 per cent in 2016, future have now become “passe,” he essentially matching the national aver- added. The major concern with the Caage. Ontario’s goods-production sector, nadian economy going forward is now including manufacturing, should ben- increasingly turning toward the housefit from the increased U.S. demand, ing market, which against all odds conadding that the province’s underper- tinues to show remarkable strength, forming jobs market will likely catch even if it is concentrated in the major up to the national average of one per markets. cent growth in 2014. Capital Economics analyst David The IHS view dovetails with other Madani said Friday he still expects voices that seem be becoming increas- there will be a “severe correction” in ingly convinced the headwinds of the the housing market, with prices falling past couple of years, when growth rates as much as 25 per cent.