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Respect for the land takes root BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF

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A group of campers gather during May long weekend in the West Country on Saturday, May 17, 2014. At least early in the weekend, this group showed proper stewardship of the land, keeping it clean and off oil sites. Shellian, wildfire manager and information officer for Rocky Wildfire Management Area. The more publicized issue is the garbage that guests leave behind. The destruction of campsites by Albertans over the long weekend in the East Kootenays hit the national news on Tuesday. A number of campsites were left in complete disarray on Crown land along Lake Koocanusa. Piles of garbage, camping gear and beer bottles were left behind, and damage was done to the surrounding area. The bulk of the campers drove trucks with Alberta licence plates and many were identified as being from Calgary. B.C. officials have said they noticed the uptick in such activities after Alberta started to crack down hard on it.

Trailer trashed in West Country BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF A Benalto couple is without their mountain getaway home after extensive vandalism in the West Country last week. Propane tanks were used to smash the windows of a trailer parked west of Rocky Mountain House, near the Cow Lake area, just off of North Fork Road on Thunder Mountain Road. Holes were also punched through the walls of the trailer, going right through the inside paneling. “We are devastated,” said Tammy Abraham, who owns the trailer with her fiancé, Chris Reading. The couple had the trailer parked in the area since November and had not had any trouble all winter. They said they had a friend checking in on it regularly. They planned to move it to a different location for the summer and arrived to tow it on the morning of May 16 to find “numerous” holes through the exterior and strewn glass, beer cans and garbage everywhere, as well as quad tracks. They believe the vandalism was done the previous night, as the May long weekend kicked off. The damage is worth more than the old trailer itself, Abraham said. They bought it from a friend for $1,400 last summer after they were flooded out of their rental property near the James River between Caroline and Sundre.

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Wildfire ranger and information officer Barry Shellian of the Rocky Fire Management Area on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Rocky Fire Base at the Rocky Mountain House Airport.


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The trailer was not insured as the couple had just changed insurance companies and not yet added the trailer. Abraham, a former in-home caregiver, is on disability due to three crushed vertebrae in her back from an incident several years ago. She said the trailer was one of the few things she could look forward to. “We spend a lot of time out in the mountains. It’s my getaway, to go out and photograph wildlife,” she said. “Now, we might try to fix it; we’re just not sure.” Abraham spent a number of years living in the mountains at Hummingbird Falls and said she’s noticed more and more “rowdiness” in the West Country on long weekends over the years and “more people not cleaning up after themselves.” Rocky Mountain House RCMP said they are looking into the matter. No charges have been laid. “Someone decided to have some fun and break some glass. It’s unfortunate,” said Rocky RCMP Sgt. Mike Numan. “There were lots of people camped in the vicinity within a few kilometres but we’ve got nothing so far.” Anyone who may have witnessed the vandalism or has more information is asked to come forward and contact RCMP at 403-845-2882 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.






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It can be difficult to take in the entire scope of a May long weekend in the back country, unless you’re viewing it from above. What’s the saying? You can’t see the forest for the trees? Despite numbers being down this year for people driving out to the West Country — estimates range from 20,000 to 30,000 visitors last weekend, as compared to 60,000 people some years — their impact on the region was still felt. It is surprisingly easy to hide the masses over the 5,204,066 acres of the Rocky Wildfire Management Area, plus a section of Clearwater County that comprise the West Country, west of Rocky Mountain House. It has been a popular area for people from across the province to camp, explore and enjoy for generations, and the Victoria Day long weekend is always the busiest time of the year. While everyone is always welcome, the swath of garbage and destruction to the land left behind is not. Local authorities have made a concerted effort over the last seven years to change things, and finally it appears the campaign is starting to pay off. “It takes a generation,” said Don Livingston, acting approvals manager for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). “Those guys that we’ve been pushing this on for eight years are growing up and are knowing that this is the way you behave.” That’s not to say the job is done. In fact, there were still a number of pockets where land was disrespected. More and more campers are setting up their tents and trailers not in natural clearings, but on oil lease sites and pipeline and utility corridors. This creates added safety and environmental risks for everyone. It’s not an isolated issue — flying overhead in a helicopter showed many of these sites in the area with recreational users setting up shop. In stretches of a pipeline corridor, there were 20 or more trailers set up. And almost all of them brought their quads and ATVs out, further chewing up the already sensitive land. “It’s a particular concern for all of us here with the ESRD, as well as industry — those lease sites were not made for camping and we do have concerns with the ATVs and the quads sitting on the pipelines,” said Barry

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New veterans monument unveiled in Blackfalds BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF After two years of hard work, Blackfalds has unveiled its monument to veterans from the Central Alberta town. Veterans, cadets, Legion members, RCMP officers and the general public gathered at the new Abbey Centre, a multiplex facility, in Blackfalds on Friday to see the debut of the memorial. The monument, a curved stone display, names 85 people from the area who served in wars and with Canadian forces dating back to the 1880s. Judy Carleton, Blackfalds Historical Society president, said it is different from other types of monuments honouring veterans. “Instead of just honouring the people who died in service, we’re naming the names of anybody who has served that lived in Blackfalds for a significant amount of time,” said Carleton. “That’s why we have 85 names on there. “We have four names on there of people who did die in service.” Those four have a cross beside their name on the monument.

Retired Lt. Col. Andrew Moffat was called to offer a few words prior to the unveiling of the monument. He said it emits a love for the 85 people willing to give their lives for their neighbours, family and compatriots. Around the monument is a ninemetre circle of concrete. Sandblasted along the circumference of the circle is the complete In Flanders Fields poem by John McRae. Included in the monument are the names of people who served in the First and Second World Wars, in Afghanistan and Bosnia, and one person who served with Canada’s first militia in the 1880s. Carleton said she couldn’t find anyone who served in the Korean conflict. There is room on the monument for the addition of names if someone comes forward who has served, or for future veterans of wars. The monument, created by Voyager Art and Tile, was paid for in part from a Veterans Affairs Canada war memorial grant and with financial help from the historical society. A book was also produced detailing the life of each person who served and their service, with photos.

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Lacombe Legion President Jim Pratt salutes the new Blackfalds veterans monument, which was unveiled Friday at the Abbey Centre. Veterans, politicians and residents gathered to honour veterans with the monument.

Thrilling performers at Flood mitigation, Memorial Royal Canadian Circus Centre renaming on council BY ADVOCATE STAFF


Catapulting acrobats. Fire and sword juggling. Motorcycle tricks performed on a high-rise wire. It’s all under the big tent at Westerner Park this weekend. The Royal Canadian Circus unleashed its weekend show on Friday evening in Red Deer with a special daredevil act featuring the internationally known performer Karl Winn from Germany on the Wheel of Death. Joseph Bauer, the ringmaster, said this show offers a few new features in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Horse. “We have three horse acts, all different, including a real original act that dates back to the first circus where these performers ride bareback and perform somersaults and flips,” Bauer said. “It’s very majestic.” Other additions have been made to the show due to the absence of the elephants and tigers, which are still held


RESPECT: Sasquatch campaign The Alberta West Country is no stranger to that kind of a mess. But this year was not as bad as the past. In 2013, more than 100 campfires were left in some stage of burning; this year that number dropped to six. The bigger concern now is what was being burned in the fires. Toxic materials, large appliances and furniture are still being used as fuel for the flames or being burned in a quick effort to clean up and not take garbage home. There were also campsites that looked like a bomb went off, but authorities were often quickly alerted to these situations by social media users. Shellian considers this the next stage of their campaign. “I personally have seen the very positive effects of social media for us, not only to deliver information, but to truly interact with the public,” he said. “It’s a way of creating community, creating friendships and creating an interactive message for people to speak with each other.” This year, local partners — Clearwater County, ESRD, the oil industry and others — launched their Sasquatch campaign, with the theme “the Sasquatch welcomes people to our backyard and to use it with respect,” said Shellian. “The Sasquatch always leaves no

up at the border in Idaho because of permitting. New to the tour is the award-winning Dragomir Troupe, seven Romanian acrobats who perform the high flying teeterboard act as well as the perch pole act. “It’s their first time in Red Deer and they’re amazing,” said Bauer, an eight generation circus performer who also performs with Cirque du Soleil. The group hopes to have a full house, anywhere between 1,500 to 2,000 people for each show. General admission is $30. Performances run today at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. For tickets, go to A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Deer Food Bank and Kids up Front for their associated charities. trace, he would never leave garbage, he would never quad in soft riparian areas and Sasquatch would never camp next to any type of oil and gas facility.” Campers were provided with a soaker bag, literature and responsible visitors were rewarded for their diligence. Following the weekend every year, a growing number of locals hit the West Country in cleanup mode. “It used to be ‘I didn’t do it, I ain’t picking it up,’ ” said Livingston. “Now it’s ‘Oh my gosh, look at that mess, let’s stop before it gets strewn all over. ...’ “It’s nice to see the hard work is paying off. People, it’s not like they didn’t understand you don’t leave your garbage on the ground, they were making a conscious decision to walk away from it. Now that attitude is changing a little bit.” In all, Rocky Mountain House and Rimbey RCMP handed out approximately 750 tickets of all manner on the weekend, including 125 in a checkstop on Friday night. These tickets ranged from vehicle violations to alcohol, camping and off-roading infractions. Most importantly, however, there were no fatalities or critical injuries requiring the aid of STARS. “We’ve got a very educated public coming out now for the May long weekend,” said Rocky Mountain House RCMP Staff Sgt. Bill Laidlaw. “The bottom line is, there’s a lot of police officers around and the public that comes out, they’re typically well behaved and they have been for the last few years.” Shellian acknowledges that while they have taken some positive steps, their work in the West Country is not finished. “You can’t change the world in one

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Red Deer city council will tackle a number of issues on Monday, including the possible renaming of the Memorial Centre and flood mitigation. Council will hear a request to change the Memorial Centre’s name to the Memorial Arts Centre. The Central Alberta Theatre is asking for the change to better reflect the use of the facility as an arts centre. The Heritage Preservation Committee does not support the naming request. The facility was developed to be a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Second World War. Administration recommends tabling the request for up to eight weeks to allow Community Services to consult with select veterans groups. Last year, the city applied to three provincial flood mitigation grant programs. The details of the programs and submissions were not known before the 2014 capital and operating budgets were passed. As a result, the projects

will be presented together instead of at separate meetings. The city filed applications for projects totalling about $69 million. So far, the city has received $267,000 for a McKenzie Trail berm extension project, $400,000 for the wastewater treatment plant lagoon berm project and $414,239 for flood readiness supplies and equipment. Administration will seek council’s approval for the proposed projects, supplies and equipment. The city has received some funding for the projects and expects more after anticipated project screening and analysis. Other items on the agenda include passing resolutions for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and considering first reading of a land use bylaw that would developers to build small lot homes with front attached garages (R1G) city wide after a successful pilot project in Lancaster/Vanier East.

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The family of the Penhold teenager killed while longboarding this week is pleading for the person driving the vehicle that hit him to come forward. Trystan Sorensen, 18, was killed in a hit-and-run collision five km west of Penhold on Tuesday at about 10:30 p.m. Almost three hours after the crash, his mother, Amy Sorensen, got a knock on the door of her Red Deer home. She was greeted by three RCMP officers at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. “They asked if they could come in,” said Amy. “I asked why? Then I looked at them and thought, ‘Oh dear. What has happened?’ ” Trystan had been longboarding with a friend on Hwy 592 west of Penhold and was hit by an eastbound vehicle. Trystan’s friend was not hurt. Innisfail RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk said the suspect knew what had happened and fled the scene. Police are looking for a blue Chrysler or Dodge SUV that was driven by a Caucasian female. The vehicle should have damage to the front passenger side. Amy and her other son Harry Midgely are pleading for the person responsible to come forward, or anyone with information that may help police with their investigation. Born in Squamish, B.C., Trystan faced challenges from day one. His legs were severely bowed inwards and he had to wear leg braces to adjust his legs for a long period of time. “You have this little baby and they want to break his legs,” said Amy. “They put him in braces and they had to rotate his feet pointed outwards to counter it. “He had to learn how to walk in those.” Amy said even with all the challenges and doctors telling her and her son that Trystan would never run, he fought through it with a smile. “He had a funky run, but he ran,” said Amy. “He was in constant pain because of the muscle disorders he had.” Trystan was classified as multiply disabled and Amy had adult guardianship of him because he was easy to take advantage of. Among his many disabilities, he had a muscle tone disorder, having only 24 per cent muscle tone compared to the average of 75 per cent. He was also developmentally delayed, functioning at about a Grade 5 to 8 level. “He had what I referred to as an extremely big bag of hammers working against him in life,” said Amy. “I


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tried to teach him that you work with what you have and if what you’re doing doesn’t work, then find another way to make it work. “Yes, he had big challenges. He was in extensive physiotherapy throughout his life, specifically high intensity swimming. He would average about 30 to 40 hours a week of therapy after school and on weekends. The swimming training paid off as Amy said twice Trystan saved lives of swimmers in distress at pools. Midgely flew to Calgary from Squamish as soon as he could, arriving on Wednesday. Nine years older than Trystan, they lived together for 13 years growing up. “Trystan was always a happy kid,” said Midgely. “Ever since day one he’s had a lot of challenges to face, it hasn’t been great to him. “He pushed through the challenges and he was a happy kid through it all.” Midgely had wanted Trystan to come move in with him last year, but the logistics never worked out. “I just went through about 500 photos and there isn’t one where he isn’t cheery,” said Midgely. Amy tells stories about how they would eat out together occasionally. They didn’t have much money at the time, but they’d get a $10 item and share it. Trystan would see a homeless person outside starving and ask Amy if they could get the homeless person something as well. “I’d say ‘Trystan, I don’t have anymore money,’ and he literally would walk out of the restaurant with his plate and give them his meal and he’d come back in and say ‘I’ll come home and make a sandwich,’ ” said Amy. Trystan attended Hunting Hills High School, working on his Grade 10. He had moved to Penhold to gain more independence. His mother Amy supported him the whole time. “I was working in the background to make sure he was getting the opportunity to make decisions and grow,” said Amy. “When he went to school, I would help at the school, but Trystan wasn’t made aware of it because that would have taken away from his opportunity to learn to be independent.” A public viewing is scheduled for Monday at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. “I think about him all the time,” said Amy. “I look at something, I see my son.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403-2273342 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.

As well, council voted to provide $13,652 worth of road widening and dust control for a Central Alberta Cadet Council-hosted camporee near Gull Lake. The July 23 to 30 event is expected to draw 1,000 boys between the ages of eight and 15, including 60 youths and 200 volunteers from the county. Locally, the cadet council is supported by Woodynook, Bethel and Lacombe Christian Reform Churches. The cadet council is part of the larger Calvinist Cadet Corps, which is a non-denominational youth ministry organization with 600 clubs across North America. Other requests that were approved include: ● $4,360 to cover half the cost of removing snow from the roof of the Bentley Arena as a safety measure last winter. ● West Central Region 4-H is getting $500 in sponsorship cash for its light horse show at the Westerner in the first week of June. ● Village of Alix and Moonwalkers will get $2,500 to go towards the Family Fund Land venue at the Tail Creek Mud and Music Festival running June 27 to 29.

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Lacombe County councillors were in a generous mood this week. Nine funding requests topping $261,000 were approved by council at its Thursday meeting. City of Lacombe was looking for $145,000 to cover 30 per cent of the cost of four projects in that community. The Aquaplex needs $75,000 in upkeep, including a replacement water heater, underwater lights and doors. The Barnett Arena needs $200,000 in work and a new ball diamond will cost about $250,000. Total cost of all the work is $525,000, with the county’s share based on residents’ use of facilities. Also approved was $95,238 to cover one-third of the cost of remodelling a former fire hall catering building in Clive into a multi-use resource centre. It will house a public library and social services and community program spaces.

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Below: 18-year-old Trystan Sorensen was killed in a hit-and-run collision while longboarding on Tuesday.


Developers behind a proposed private campground on Gull Lake will have to wait a little longer to find out if they will get the green light from Lacombe County. Council reconvened a public hearing on the Eagle’s Nest project on Thursday. The hearing began at council’s last meeting two weeks ago but was not formally closed to allow the proponents to provide more information. After reviewing submissions both for an against the proposal for the 20-lot campground to be owned by a shareholder group, the public hearing was closed. But council opted to wait until its June 12 meeting to further deal with the application to rezone 26 acres on the east side of the lake. “At that time, (council) would be in a position to consider second reading and also to debate the merits of the rezoning,” said county commissioner Terry Hager on Friday. One of the main issues revolves around the proWalmart Correction Notice posed wastewater treatment for the project and Our flyer ending May 29th, 2014. Page 3. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Your whether it is adequate. Fresh Market Sliced Meat and Cheese combo will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Above: Amy Sorensen and Harry Midgley pose with photos of Trystan Sorenson, their son and brother, respectively. Trystan was killed in a hit-and-run collision just west of Penhold Tuesday evening. The family is asking for the person driving the car to come forward.



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Suspect who died in confrontation with RCMP killed himself BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


EDMONTON — An investigation has concluded that a heavily armed suspect who exchanged gunfire with RCMP officers in the small Alberta town of St. Paul earlier this month killed himself. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says police did nothing wrong in the shootout that led to the death of John Quadros, 55, and no criminal charges will be laid. “I can tell you that the investigation did not disclose any criminal conduct on the part of those police officers involved,” Clifton Purvis, head of the civilian investigative agency, said Friday. “It was further determined that the male driver of that vehicle, Mr. John Quadros, took his own life during the incident.” Three Mounties were injured in downtown St. Paul on May 9 during a pursuit of a black pickup truck driven by a man believed to have fired shots at the RCMP detachment. An officer in a police pickup positioned at an intersection was seriously injured when the truck rammed the vehicle. A second RCMP vehicle arrived and parked about 13 metres away from the crash site. The man inside the truck fired several shots at that cruiser, Purvis said. One officer’s hand was grazed by a bullet and a second Mountie was hit by a shard of flying glass. Another RCMP officer arrived and

fired eight shots at the suspect’s truck. “After the shooting stopped, the RCMP member ordered the male to exit the vehicle; however, he ... did not move. After approaching the vehicle, it was determined that the driver of the black truck was deceased.” Purvis said none of the police bullets had struck the man. The whole gun battle took place in a matter of minutes. The RCMP have since said that they believe Quadros, who owned a health food store in town, had shot and killed a Catholic priest in the church rectory earlier that night. Rev. Gilbert Dasna had come from Africa to serve in St. Paul. Police have not said what they think motivated Quadros. Purvis said he could not comment Friday because of the ongoing RCMP investigation into Dasna’s death. Purvis did say that Quadros was armed with a number of weapons. “The investigation recovered several firearms from inside the cab of the black truck. Recovered was a highpowered rifle, two shotguns, a smallcalibre pistol and numerous rounds of ammunition to fit all of those weapons,” he said. “Numerous shots were fired from within the cab from different types of weapons.” The three injured Mounties are expected to recover from their injuries. The officer who was in the vehicle that was rammed was most seriously injured.


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BRIEFS Couple charged for breaching peace bond conditions New charges have been laid against a Red Deer man and his wife for breaching conditions of a peace bond. Allan William Halliday, 61, was scheduled for trial on March 19, accused of groping a young girl at the Red Deer Recreational Centre swimming pool. Charges of sexual contact and sexual assault of a minor were withdrawn when defence counsel Patty MacNaughton successfully negotiated a two-year recognizance with Crown prosecutor Robin Snider. The peace bond includes various conditions preventing Halliday from having contact with children. On Friday, Red Deer City RCMP announced that Halliday and his wife, Barbara, 57, have both been charged in connection with an alleged breach of the recognizance. Police allege that the Hallidays befriended a couple who are parents of young child and invited them to their home on several occasions. The identities of the parents are withheld to protect the identity of the child. In a statement re-

leased early Friday afternoon, Cpl. Leanne Molzahn said the child was not harmed and further details of the alleged contact will not be made public. Allan Halliday was charged with four counts of breaching a recognizance and remains in custody pending an appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday. Barbara Halliday was charged with four counts of aiding and abetting a breach. She was released from custody and ordered to appear in court on the same day.

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Beachball golf, anyone? Even if you don’t play golf, don’t watch golf on TV, don’t care about golf and have no idea what a bogie is, let alone an albatross, these days golf is practically impossible to avoid. So what’s the big deal about hitting a little white ball around a lovely landscaped park whilst swearing and throwing things (clubs) into the nearest bush? Thing is, golf is changing into newly evolving mutant kinds of golf, like FootGolf, for instance. I’ve noticed lately a morphing of the ancient traditional gentlemen and women’s HARLEY sport of kings and queens. HAY Which kind of derails my point on account of I just realized the sport of kings and queens is actually horseracing, so kindly disregard what I just said. The point, if one digs deep enough to actually find one here, is that it appears that many normal humans are seeking out the golf experience without actually having to play golf. And who can blame them, I suppose. Many people gaze upon the pristine, professionally manicured golf course with names like Rose Castle Richpersons Links or Falcon Hill Creek Beach Pebble National Golf Club and Spa and they admire the rolling links of lush greenery, white sand and clear blue water that make the loveliest public parks look tired and sad and brown with envy, and they think: I want to walk around in there without having to hit a little ball and swear and throw things (golf bags) into the bush. And when they find out that not only are they not allowed onto the property without intending to whack a ball, if they do consent to whack a ball in an attempt at enjoying the garden-like setting, it costs about as much as your first car to get some clubs and pay something called green fees for one session of potential misery. (These admission payments are called green fees on account of many people turn green after their Visa explodes when the astronomical amount is rung up.) And even those brave and determined souls who decide to spend a large percentage of their life savings to play golf on an occasional basis soon find that whacking that dumb little white ball is a lot — and I, from personal experience, mean a lot — harder than those rich professional golfer dudes make it look on television. Sometimes the game of golf is so frustrating that many of us would get much more enjoyment out of hitting ourselves repeatedly on the head with a three wood than shanking that seven iron into the bush or three-putting from four feet away. So, the thing is, it’s become clear that a great many folks want to play golf without the walletsucking, head-pounding, club-throwing, bag-kicking nightmare waiting for them at that wildly expensive golf and country club. And that, my friends, is probably why someone invented FootGolf. And Disk Golf. And even something called Large Hole Golf — which is sort of like cheating only more fun. Most people know about Disk Golf — heck we have a disk golf course right here in town — whereby a


player tosses a Frisbee flying disc instead of whacking a little white ball. The object is the same — to get pars and birdie and eagles and albatrosses — except each hole has a basket with hanging chains on a pole instead of a little golf hole in the ground, on account of it’s very difficult to stuff a Frisbee into a little golf hole. And just like regular golf, there can be a bagfull of ‘clubs.’ There are driver discs, approach discs and putting discs, all of which go a lot further than golf clubs do when you throw them. A starter set of three golf discs will set you back about 60 bucks and serious (insane) Disk Golf players shell out $75 or more per disc — or about as much as a specialty coffee at one of those regular fancy golf courses. If throwing a Frisbee at a pole doesn’t make your spikeless golf shoes dance, how about soccer on a regular golf course? Well, you are in luck on account of Canada’s first FootGolf course just opened in Calgary. It’s at the HeatherGlen Golf Club and you just show up with your stripped jersey and shorts and rent a regulation soccer ball at the club house, go to the first tee box and start kicking. The fewest kicks on the 27 hole course wins, of course, and don’t worry, in FootGolf they’ve made the hole 21 inches (700 cm) across — about the size of your average manhole. And — bonus! — there are no goalies in FootGolf.

And as one newspaper article points out: who hasn’t used the old footwedge on the golf course a few times? I know I have. But if kicking around a golf course doesn’t sock it to you, how about this idea? “Just make those tiny dumb little regular golf holes bigger!” I can hear you exclaiming. And the golf gods have heard you, too. Large Hole Golf is catching on like Tiger Woods at a strip club. Courses are cropping up with 15-inch holes and people are saying holy moly! In fact, two large golf merchandise companies recently had a Large Hole Golf tournament in California whereby the hole was four times the size of the regular tiny little golf hole. That’s about the size of your car steering wheel, and most players are digging the new holes. “Yay! I can actually make a putt or a pitch once in a while!” What a concept. Statistics show that some five million golfers have left the sport in the last decade, so officials are desperately looking for ideas that would hasten playing time, lower scores and take a notch or two out of the bank account-breaking snootiness of the game. I’m thinking: how about golf balls the size of beach balls and holes the size of hoola hoops? Oh, and say, a maximum of five bucks a round. Only trouble is, you’d never in million years get a decent tee time. 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.

Longitude Prize searches for breakthrough idea Voting begins this week to choose the height of the sun or the Pole Star the problem that the winner of the above the horizon, but there was no Longitude Prize 2014 will have to solve good way of determining its east-west — and win £10 million ($17 million). It’s position: its longitude. a publicity gimmick, of course, but it Instead, mariners relied on “dead may be very useful nevertheless. Es- reckoning.” They kept track of what pecially because, unlike most of these courses they steered, how fast they prizes for innovation, it is meant to were going, and for how long, and addsolve a problem that is of concern to ed it all together to come up with a all of humanity. rough estimate of how far The DARPA Challenges they had travelled east or are all about autonomous west. But they could not acvehicles and robots, mostly curately calculate the effect with military applications. of ocean currents and winds The Ansari X Prize was for on their position, and the a low-cost reusable spaceships often tacked to and craft capable of sub-orbitfro. al flight, and the follow-on After an ocean crossing, Google Lunar X Prize is navigators were often wrong more of the same. Toys for about their ship’s position the boys. by hundred of kilometres: The $10-million Tricordlandfall might occur with er X Prize, announced in no warning, and quite posGWYNNE 2012, is a bit closer to the sibly at night. Worldwide, DYER mark, as it would reward hundreds of ships were bethe development of an ining lost each year, and so stant diagnostic device like in 1714 the Longitude Prize the one used by Leonard was created. “Bones” McCoy, the chief medical ofThe solution was obvious in prinficer in the original Star Trek series. ciple. You just set your clock at noon But the Longitude 2014 Prize is the at your port of departure, note the time real deal. it reads when the sun is highest wherIt marks the 300th anniversary of the ever you are, and the difference befirst Longitude Prize, when the British tween noon on the clock and noon at parliament offered £20,000 (a sum com- your present position will tell you your parable to £10 million now) to anyone longitude. But your clock must stay acwho could devise a method for finding curate during long sea voyages. They a ship’s position at sea. Latitude — its had good pendulum clocks in the 18th distance north or south of the equator century, but pendulums didn’t work — could easily be found by measuring very well on a rolling, pitching ship.


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It took a long time to build a chronometer that stayed accurate enough (gaining or losing only a few seconds per month) to let mariners calculate their longitude to within one or two nautical miles, but by 1765 John Harrison, a clockmaker from Lincolnshire, had done the job. He died a rich man, and he deserved his reward: thousands of ships were saved from shipwreck and hundreds of thousands of lives were spared in the century that followed. The new Longitude Prize is all about saving human life (or improving it) on a very large scale. There are six “challenges” on the Longitude Committee’s list, and only one of them will be chosen for the prize. They are: ● Flight — How can we fly without damaging the environment? ● Food — How can we ensure everyone has nutritious sustainable food? ● Antibiotics — How can we prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics? ● Paralysis — How can we restore movement to those with paralysis? ● Water — How can we ensure everyone has access to safe and clean water? ● Dementia — How can we help people with dementia live independently for longer? When you read the actual job descriptions of these challenges, it’s clear that some thought went into it. Consider the Antibiotics challenge, for example: “Clinicians often prescribe broad spectrum antibiotics to sick patients because doctors have to act quickly on

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What makes humanity want control? She stands at the window in the dining room constantly looking out. Two years ago, she was a vibrant, beautiful young woman. Now she weighs about 35 pounds less than she did then and the amber pallor of skin is stretched tight over her teeth. Childhood abuse and the inability to be able to deal with that degradation influenced her decision to use drugs. There is no expression on CHRIS her face as she quickly scans SALOMONS each and every person walking by. At that time in the morning, every person who walks by the window comes into the kitchen, so she pays special attention to the newer people who come in to eat. I can tell by the way she moves that she will soon be in need of a fix of whatever she is on. I assume it’s either crack or heroin, because she does not carry the scars of crystal meth, just the extreme weight loss that is mostly associated with crack cocaine. It is not too long before a new face comes in and, as he gets his breakfast and finds a seat, this young woman takes off her coat and adjusting her clothing to provide a view of her ample bosom, manoeuvres a chair so that she is able to sit with him. It takes all of 10 minutes and they get up and leave together, destination unknown.


In an hour’s time, I see her walking rapidly by, looking around furtively, and then I see her ‘boyfriend’ riding his bicycle, constantly circling around her in a very harassing manner. I’m not sure how, but he exercises control over her (probably by procuring drugs for her and/or intimidation), and he knows she has just scored some coin, so he is after it. His face is seriously pock marked from the effects of crystal meth and he needs more as well. The next day as she came in, she was sporting a shiner, so I guess he got his money. The other day as I watched the news, I was flabbergasted to hear Justin Trudeau say that unless people fully agreed with his philosophy they would not be allowed to run for the Liberal Party. Nobody sported a shiner, but this is an example of exercising control even if it is against the constitutional rights of Canadians. And these are the people who wish to control ... I mean govern us! Worldwide, we see the effects of one group of people exercising control over another group, even to the point of murder through starvation, acid throwing and multiple other forms. Sadly, that control is often done in the name of religion. Truth is discarded by individuals in an effort to be top dog in any and all situations. It reminds me of a song by the Stattler Brothers that states it all too well. It goes: “Nobody wants to play rhythm guitar behind Jesus, Everybody wants to be the lead singer in the band.” History gives us one example after another of

people, governments, countries and various other groups, both those in the majority but also the minorities, who want control of not just the other people but their minds. They will use the laws of a country to force people to think a certain way about particular subjects, often overriding the basic human rights which were in place. Probably one of the worst cases of control is that which is exercised by a group calling themselves the Boko Haram. Not only do they take complete control, they kidnap school girls and brutally beat them into submission in order to use them as slaves, soldiers, and the greatest and cruelest farce of all, wives. So what is it in the human nature that makes us continually want to control other people, even to the point of confining, torturing, and killing? I see it as an iceberg, with all of the aforementioned methods being the submerged portion of it. The top small portion that is visible and so often ignored is a name that we are starting now to recognize as a problem — it’s called bullying. The scientific society weighs in with their view on it, as does the psychological community and they all have some supportive evidence to add weight to their arguments. There is a word that describes the singular source of all these wrongful manifestations, but it is a word that society does not like to hear. That single word is sin. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

Climate change failures hurt our credibility The Harper government is fond of sounding off on international issues, such as the crisis in the Ukraine. But its bellicose statements often preclude us from playing a constructive role. Its words, rather, are intended for Canadian voters. As a result, Canadian foreign policy is more often about diaspora politics and votes than contributing to problem solving in the world’s hot spots. But there is another dimension of Canadian policy that also diminishes our international credibility: Making international pledges, then not delivering. DAVID Climate change and achievCRANE ing our greenhouse gas emission targets are a good example. Canada has pledged to reduce GHG emissions in 2020 by 17 per cent from 2005 levels. It is clear that we are unlikely to meet this commitment. Worse still, there’s scant evidence we are even trying. So our words ring hollow. Yet just recently, at the annual ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada joined with 33 other OECD members in declaring that “climate change is a major urgent challenge” that requires “a decisive, consistent and coherent response.” Canada is among those countries that have agreed that the world must be limit the increase in the average global surface temperature to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if we are to ward off catastrophic climate change. The fact that we are not seriously trying to meet our international commitment on GHG emissions doesn’t prevent our government from pretending otherwise. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, for example, claimed not too long ago that “we are taking a leadership role in taking actions on climate change.” The opposite is true. The strongest efforts in Canada have been made by provincial governments. Moreover, the Conservatives abolished the National Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment, an outside panel of environmental experts, after it documented the Harper government’s meagre climate change efforts. Just recently though, in contrast, the U.S. government published its 2014 National Climate Assessment. The report spells out disturbing implications of climate change, making clear not only that “the global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities” but that temperatures “are expected to continue to rise,” posing major risks to society. The burning of coal and oil are major factors. The report spells out the hugely damaging implications for agriculture, water resources, human health, ecosystems, coastal communities and urban systems and infrastructure. It is an alarming report. Yet while curbing GHG emissions is expensive, the alternative of not doing so is even more costly. Our government is not exactly in a state of denial,


but seems unwilling to do anything that the oil industry is unwilling to accept. But now, a new report suggests that the government’s hope that rapid development of the oilsands will deliver an economic bonanza may be seriously misplaced and that a number of planned projects either may not make any money or may not proceed at all. Carbon Tracker, a UK team of financial specialists who advise investors on climate change risks, has just published a report — Carbon supply cost curves: Evaluating financial risk to oil capital expenditures — in which it argues that oil projects where the break-even oil price is Brent US$80 a barrel, or higher, are probably uneconomic. Some oilsands projects are vulnerable because they need a breakeven price above US$80. The core argument is that if the two degrees Celsius target is to be met, then the world will have to work within a finite carbon budget, which will mean a reduced use of oil.

And within this carbon budget, there is sufficient oil that can be produced at US$60 a barrel. Oil use above that production level, it says, would take us over the two degrees Celsius target. If Canada is to be taken more seriously in the global community, it must begin by becoming serious about climate change. By the end of next year, the global community is committed to signing a new international accord on future GHG emission reductions, with legal force, to be implemented from 2020. But national action plans will be expected to be revealed well before that, probably less than a year from now. There is no indication we are anywhere near ready. Yet if we fail on climate change, the world will have much greater reason to dismiss us as a global outlier than it does because of our diaspora foreign policy. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Abortion debate needs voices of reason BANNING INDIVIDUALS FROM RUNNING FOR OFFICE BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS VIOLATES A FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF CANADIAN DEMOCRACY BY LOUISE MCEWAN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The leaders of Canada’s national political parties all agree on one thing; they do not want to talk about abortion. Yet, with Justin Trudeau’s announcement that, going forward, all Liberal candidates must be prochoice, abortion is back on their radar screens. Under Trudeau’s leadership, the Liberals join the New Democratic Party in discouraging those who believe in the sanctity of life within the womb from the party fold and from running for Parliament. This leaves only the Conservative Party truly open to those with anti-abortion sensibilities. While Trudeau and Tom Mulcair may want to avoid candidates who are solely interested in codifying an uncompromising ban on abortion, party policy that precludes individuals who are not pro-choice from running for office violates a fundamental principle of Canadian democracy. As any well-taught sixth grader in the country knows, representation is one of the pillars of Canadian democracy. Canadians have a right to select their representatives to Parliament. Collectively, these representatives should represent the diversity of Canada in race, creed and opinion. Representatives have a responsibility to listen to the conflicting voices of Canadians on all matters, including those of conscience, even though they may disagree with those voices. The electorate is not well-served when political parties pay lip service to Canadians of all views,

but then stipulate, as Trudeau has in an email to Liberal party members, that “incoming Liberal MPs will always vote in favour of a woman’s fundamental rights.” While it is true that the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country’s last abortion law in 1988 on the basis that the law was unconstitutional and contravened Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees a woman’s legal right to life, liberty and the security of the person, there are other ways to support pregnant women besides silencing the voices of those who believe that life is sacred from the moment of conception. The practise of discouraging, if not downright excluding, those who are anti-abortion from vying for office implies that anyone who is not pro-choice is incapable of being an effective parliamentarian. There seems to be an assumption that all anti-abortionists are radical zealots. This is simply untrue; many people who hold anti-abortion views and who have reservations about Canada’s lack of abortion laws are quite capable of approaching the issue rationally, realistically, and with regard for a woman’s right to choose. Canadians need voices of reason on both sides of the abortion debate at the national level. Perhaps if national leaders were more open to dissenting voices on the topic and to the concerns of the 60 per cent of Canadians who favour some legislative restriction on abortion (such as on sex selective abortion), the debate could move beyond inflammatory rhetoric and polarized arguments. Instead of focusing on universal and unrestricted access to abortion or a complete ban on abortion, Canada could move towards the development of edu-

cational and social programs that would help reduce the number of abortions in the country, while at the same time respecting a woman’s freedom and right to choose. Too often, pro-choice means no choice for a pregnant woman because of a lack of practical support for other options during a difficult time. National parties that prevent Canadians from running for office based on a single issue shut out many talented, principled, altruistic and reasonable people from participation in the development of the broad range of economic, environmental, legislative and social policies that affect Canadian life. As Archbishop Cardinal Collins of Toronto wrote in his letter to Trudeau, released last week, “It is worth noting that if Pope Francis, as a young man, instead of seeking to serve in the priesthood in Argentina, had moved to Canada and sought to serve in the noble vocation of politics, he would have been ineligible to be a candidate for your party, if your policy were in effect.” And, as someone noted on a media discussion board, Mother Teresa would not have made the cut either. With Trudeau’s “resolutely pro-choice” version of Liberal values, the Liberal Party follows the New Democratic Party in an exclusionary practice that has implications for representation in a parliamentary democracy, and at the end of the day, may do little to improve the lives of women facing the difficult decision of carrying a pregnancy to term. Troy Media columnist Louise McEwan has degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is See more at


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Simply THE BEST THE WORLD IS FULL OF REMARKABLE COUNTRIES, PEOPLE AND ADVENTURES, BUT GERRY FEEHAN WAS BLOWN AWAY BY NEW ZEALAND This is the third of a three-part series on visiting New Zealand. Before visiting New Zealand, I knew only one Kiwi. But she has lived in Canada for over 20 years, so Beryl may not count. She has a brother who, in the 1980s, played for the All Blacks, New Zealand’s beloved national rugby team. We are also acquainted with two Canucks, Dick and Marilyn, who live in New Zealand a couple of months a year and — for reasons not entirely comprehensible — own an olive plantation there. After six weeks meandering the byways Down Under, we now know a few more people — and a lot more about this magical place. We were sitting in a small pub in Wellington with a group of well-fed locals watching a rugby match on TV. The tavern was a welcome break from the cramped quarters of our hostel. GERRY Wellington is known as “the coolest FEEHAN little capital in the world.” It’s the place where ferries from the South Island deposit tourists — and their cars — onto the more populous but less spectacular North Island. Wellington is certainly cool — and also windy. Bent vegeta-


tion attests to the prevailing westerlies that relentlessly bombard the capital. I dubbed the stunted vegetation “comb-over” trees. After a few pub pints, I got chummy with the lads. New Zealanders enjoy Canadians. Like them, we are (mostly) polite, matter-of-fact and occasionally talk about things other than ourselves. Kiwis can, however, be a trifle xenophobic (understandable since the country is overrun with tourists). When the game was over, carried away by the convivial atmosphere, I started on a story about the brother of our dear, dear Canadian Kiwi friend. How he had played for the All Blacks — perhaps even helping to hoist a World Cup on behalf of New Zealand — and how, at the end of a gloried career cauliflowering the ears of others, he had returned to farm the family’s vast sheep station south of Lake Taupo. A massive-thighed Maori fellow looked at me. (Kiwi men have a disconcerting habit of wearing short shorts, like some sort of retro 1970s fashion statement.) This gent had plainly spent most of his life in a scrum. He asked: “What’s ’iz nime?” The bar went silent. His name? I hadn’t a clue as to Beryl’s maiden name. In the absence of this crucial bit of information, my very interesting story became . . . well, really not interesting.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A 3,000-year-old Kauri tree oversees a primal forest hiding flightless birds — and millions of feral invaders; Cicadas spend years underground before emerging en masse for a short adult life; The weka is one of the few remaining endemic flightless birds; The master — a jewel of a fella — surveys his domain from the “shed”; “Comb-over” trees attest to the prevailing winds that batter the west coast of New Zealand.

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Another way to experience the world’s highest tides is aboard a raft. The activity is called Tidal Bore Rafting and you can get very wet and muddy rafting the tidal bore as it fills up the Bay of Fundy.

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Hiking the dormant Haleakala volcano is an experience of a lifetime, but to really go over the top, you can rent a cabin inside the volcano and stay for the night.

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Arctic Canada has its own special kind of beauty. Orange lichens and wildflowers add colour to the nearly treeless landscape during the summer months.

A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER THIS SUMMER A young bride and groom were posing for wedding photos a short distance from my beach chair, but there was hardly anyone else on the broad expanse of glistening white sand near our allinclusive hotel. At first glance, Cancun would not have been my top pick for a summer vacation destination, but as I relaxed on an uncrowded beach with a good book and a cold drink, I had to admit that I was changing my mind. A trip to Cancun in early July can be half the cost of what it is during the peak winter months and a little DEBBIE beach time during the sumOLSEN mer is always nice. And activities such as snorkelling with whale sharks make summer a very interesting time to visit this part of Mexico. As it turns out, I’m not alone in thinking Cancun makes a great summer getaway destination. Cancun hosted close to two million travellers last summer and some 48,075 of those visitors hailed from Canada. The destination was also recently recognized by both the Orbitz and websites as their No. 1 international summer travel destination. The new recognition will no doubt bring more Canadian tourists to the destination during the summer months. Cancun isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, though. The ideal summer trip depends on the type of traveller and the kind of experience they want to have. You have to know what you want and then take into account weather conditions, activities, entertainment options, your travel budget and other factors when choosing a travel destination. Here are some suggestions for top summer vacation destinations for Canadians and some oncein-a-lifetime experiences to enjoy in each:

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This wedding couple enjoyed empty beaches for their July wedding in Cancun.


Maui, Hawaii For surfers, summer is not the best time to visit the Hawaiian Islands, but anyone who appreciates calm surf conditions will enjoy summer on Maui. Although temperatures soar on the mainland during the summer months, the climate on Maui remains fairly stable year-round and June through September are the months with the lowest precipitation. The island has a full calendar of events and festivals in the summer to entertain the large influx of families who visit during this timeframe and there is an abundance of activities to enjoy from hiking to snorkelling on the Valley Isle. Once-in-a-lifetime: Spend the night inside a volcano at Haleakala National Park ( hale/planyourvisit/wilderness-cabins.htm). More info:

Cancun, Mexico

The summer months fall in the rainy/hurricane season for Cancun and other parts of Mexico, but in many cases this simply means short, periodic rain showers in the evenings. Though summers can be quite hot and humid in Cancun, you are never far from a beach or pool. And rates for package trips, flights and lodging are typically lower during the off-season. Summer is also the season for the annual whale shark migration. Once-in-a-lifetime: Snorkel with massive whale sharks in the waters off nearby Holbox Island ( More info:

Alaska There’s a reason Alaska has been dubbed “The Great Land” and visitors can discover a destination unlike any other during the short spring and summer season. Between mid-May and mid-September, the days are long and nature is in full bloom in Alaska. From glaciers and rugged mountains to wildlife and wildflowers, the scenery is spectacular and hiking, fishing and wildlife-viewing are top activities. Once-in-a-lifetime: Fish for wild Alaska salmon or spend time observing as many as 60 bears from elevated platforms at the Great Alaska Adventures fly-in Bear Camp ( More info:

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The annual migration of whale sharks to the waters off Holbox island provides summer visitors with the opportunity to experience these magnificent beasts up close.

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LEFT: Morning mist hovers over the olive grove in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. RIGHT: Pavlova is New Zealand’s delectable national dessert.


NEW ZEALAND: Favourite destination Have you ever told a joke but messed up the punch line? The blank stare from the audience is not endearing. I tapped Florence on the shoulder, cleared the tab and out we skulked into the capital’s dark streets, back to our shoddy digs. In the morning, we left Wellington, bound for the forests of the North, where massive 3,000-year-old Kauri trees tower over glow-worm dells. Steamspewing thermal vents dotted the landscape en route. The wonders of New Zealand are endless. A chorus of cicadas cheered us along. These insects remain underground for years before emerging en masse for a short adult life, where they make a deafening noise throughout the country for a few days, mate, then promptly drop dead. Despite the occasional self-inflicted case of footin-mouth disease, viz my Wellington pub debacle, one of travel’s great pleasures is meeting people. These brief amities often provide an instant connection, a hearty chuckle and, after the ships have passed in the night, immediate nostalgia. We met Vito and Linda Nicks at Hawkdun Rise, a cozy B&B vineyard near Alexandra on the South Island. Vito (from Chicago) had the visage of an amiable hit man. At breakfast, Suzanne, our accommodating hostess, served us “flat white” coffee and whitebait — an omelette made with worm-like fish that Kiwis (inconceivably) consider a delicacy. She asked what we would like for dinner that night: “Would you prefer beef tenderloin or some lovely venison?” We’d passed many pastures full of farmed red deer and I was craving venison. “My wife don’t eat game,” announced Vito. Thus, in five succinct words, Vito nixed the venison — or, in other words, Mr. Nicks vetoed the venison. Either way, it was beef that night. After a sumptuous meal (my yearning for deer meat temporarily abated), Suzanne served New Zea-


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land’s delectable national dessert: pavlova. Then I brought out the ukulele. We had a rousing singsong made memorable by Hawkdun Rise estatebottled pinot noir and Vito’s quite passable baritone. John, Suzanne’s ruddy-faced husband, sat sipping his handcrafted sauvignon blanc, tickled pink at his guest’s camaraderie. New Zealand has a problem with feral invaders. Isolated from the world’s other landmasses for millions of years, many unique species evolved, free of predation. This changed quickly and permanently with the arrival of man. Polynesians (the Maori people) sailed in about 800 years ago. They, and the Europeans who followed in the 18th century, brought mammalian predators that devastated the endemic population. Of the 39 species of flightless birds that roamed New Zealand pre-man, only eight remain — many of them endangered. New Zealand’s eponymous kiwi is in big trouble. Their eggs are a tasty delicacy to invasive possums and stoats. You don’t generally see the nasty nocturnal intruders but there are millions of them roaming New Zealand’s vast beech forests; and their furry carcasses litter New Zealand’s twisting roads. Our six-week journey Down Under ended with a visit to an off-grid olive farm in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands — in the north of the North Island. The climate here is sub-tropical but moderate — not too hot — perfect weather for a Canuck escaping boreal winter. So how did a couple of Canadians end up owning an olive grove in New Zealand? Well, first you are invited by friends to holiday in Kerikeri. After a few visits, you fall in love with this remarkable land, its green rolling hills, ocean views — and wonderful people. You decide to buy a little vacation home — something modest; perhaps offering a glimpse of the Bay of Islands. You notice a faded “For Sale” sign stuck on an old fence bordering an abandoned 50-acre pasture situated on a hillside overlooking the sea. On a whim you make an offer and are shocked when it is accepted. But in order to own agricultural land in New Zealand you must actually farm it. A detailed agronomic plan has to be filed, outlining your intended operation. Dick is a city boy who knew a little about dia-

monds and gold but nothing about farming. Raising animals was out — a couple of months each year in New Zealand is not compatible with milking, shearing and slaughtering sheep. And forget cattle. Ditto seed crops. What was a gentleman to do? Plant olive trees, of course. They are hardy, requiring neither irrigation nor fertilizer. They grow fast and quickly produce fruit. After a few seasons, the branches are drooping with olives. Just put a big cloth under the trees, shake with a stick, pile the olives in a truck and deliver to the local co-operative press. Presto! Extra virgin olive oil the envy of a Greek. And that, in a nutshell, is how New Zealand’s subtle allure can change an innocuous visit into a permanent endeavour. Fortunately, we arrived — just barely — before harvest. (I too am a city boy and would probably have lost an arm in the thing-a-ma-jig used to shake the olives trees.) All we could do was relax and enjoy Dick and Marilyn’s Kiwi-inspired hospitality: fishing, seakayaking, Dick’s contagious guffaw and the gorgeous ocean views from the “shed.” Dick is a lovely host — although, sans electricity, he has a nasty habit of firing up the generator at sunrise every morning, which shakes the guest quarters like a 500-hp alarm clock. This set-up is a great tool for ridding the olive farm of guests who enjoy sleeping in or … have worn out their welcome. As a frequent traveller, I’m often asked, “What is your favourite destination?” The world is full of remarkable countries, people and adventure. Until now I’ve been reluctant to play favourites. At the risk of ossifying into cliché, I must say New Zealand is simply The Best. But the world is a big place and there’s still a lot of road to travel. Or we could just keep returning to the place where sun-drenched olive trees droop over flightless birds. Gerry Feehan, QC, is a retired lawyer, avid traveller and photographer. He lives in Red Deer. For more of TRAVEL WITH Gerry’s travel adventures, please visit

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Jays extend streak BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 3 Oakland 2 TORONTO — Liam Hendriks already had a big day on the go before taking the mound for his Blue Jays debut Friday night. The Australian was called up from triple-A Buffalo, enjoyed his six-month anniversary with wife Kristi, and gave his mother Debbie a long-distance present as she celebrated her birthday Down Under. Hendriks capped a day to remember with an impressive 5 2/3-inning performance in Toronto’s 3-2 win over Oakland at Rogers Centre. The 25-yearold right-hander allowed three hits and one earned run for his first majorleague victory since last August. “It’s kind of a big deal today for me,” he said. Steve Tolleson staked Hendriks to an early lead with a two-run shot — his first homer of the season — in the second inning and the Blue Jays scratched out another run in the third. Hendriks allowed a solo homer to Brandon Moss in the fourth inning. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth and left to a standing ovation in the sixth inning. “That was incredible,” he said. “I got tingles all over my body for that. This is such a good crowd up here. It’s fantastic. They know their baseball up here.” Hendriks, who spent parts of the last three seasons with the Twins, earned the callup with a sparkling 5-0 record and 1.48 earned-run average this season with the Bisons. He hopes to take full advantage of this second chance in the big leagues. “It’s a huge thing for me,” he said. “I was given opportunities in Minnesota and I didn’t capitalize on them. Now I’ve got a different mindset coming into the season of just getting ready, getting aggressive and getting after guys early. “I think it’s paid dividends so far and hopefully I can continue this trend and stay up here all year.” Toronto manager John Gibbons was impressed. “I would definitely say he’s earned another start,” he said. The Blue Jays have won four straight games, nine of their last 11 and improved to 11-11 at home this season. Toronto (27-22) is five games over .500


Toronto Blue Jays’ Steve Tolleson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Brett Lawrie as Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris looks on during second inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Friday. for the first time in over two years. The Blue Jays also lead the American League East division. The last time they were alone in first place this deep into the season was way back on July 6, 2000. It was Tolleson’s first home run in a Toronto uniform and first in the majors since he went deep on June 10, 2012 with Philadelphia. “We have a tremendous lineup, I mean Melky (Cabrera), Jose (Bautista), Eddie (Encarnacion), all of these guys have been swinging the bat really

well,” said Tolleson, who batted seventh. “When the bottom of the order can get on base and they can drive us in or produce some runs ourselves that just helps everybody.” Scott Kazmir (5-2) shouldered the loss for American League West-leading Oakland (30-18). He allowed five hits and three earned runs over seven innings. However, it was the southpaw’s throwing error in the third inning that allowed the eventual winning run to score.

With Kevin Pillar aboard after a double, Kazmir threw to second base on a pickoff attempt but no one was covering the bag. Pillar ran to third on the play and scored when Jose Reyes hit a slow grounder to the right side of the infield. “That turned out to be costly,” Kazmir said. “I should have held on to it. It ended up being the differencemaker in the game.”

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Oil Kings edge Foreurs 4-3 in triple overtime BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


Edmonton Oil Kings’ Henrik Samuelsson, left, and Mitchell Moroz, centre, check Val-d’Or Foreurs’ Anthony Richard along the boards during first period semifinal action at the Memorial Cup CHL hockey tournament, in London, Ont. on Friday.

Edmonton 4 Val d’Or 3 LONDON, Ont. — The Edmonton Oil Kings won the longest game in Memorial Cup history to reach Sunday’s final. After 102 minutes 42 seconds, Curtis Lazar’s deflection ended a marathon 4-3 triple overtime win over the Vald’Or Foreurs in Friday’s semifinal. “It’s my first junior hockey overtime goal,” the Ottawa Senators prospect said. “It’s pretty cool.” Edmonton will face the unbeaten Guelph Storm in the championship game. Lazar joked that at least he and his teammates wouldn’t get in trouble with coach Derek Laxdal for being out past their midnight curfew. The bad news was there was likely going to be no post-game pizza from their favourite joint. “I think they’re pretty disappointed because it’s closed now,” the assistant captain said. The puck dropped at 7:18 p.m. and

the game ended over four hours later at 11:30. London is now the site of the two longest games in Cup history as the previous record was 95 minutes 41 seconds in 2005, when the Ottawa 67’s beat the Kelowna Rockets in double overtime. Mads Eller, Mitch Moroz and Edgars Kulda also scored for Edmonton, while goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 46 shots for the Western Hockey League champions. Val-d’Or defenceman Guillaume Gelinas scored with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. Phil Pietroniro and Randy Gazzola also scored for the Foreurs. Antoine Bibeau made 50 saves in the loss. This is Edmonton’s second MasterCard Memorial Cup appearance in three years, but they’ll play in their first final since 1971. The Oil Kings lost the tiebreaker game two years ago to host Shawinigan.

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Drama ratcheted up in Canadiens-Rangers series BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — Surgery, suspensions and thuggery. The storylines surrounding the Eastern Conference final reached Shakespearean proportions Friday. As he was in Game 3 Thursday night, Montreal fourth-liner Brandon Prust was slap bang in the middle of the mayhem. What had seemed like a quiet offday quickly turned dramatic when New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed that forward Derek Stepan, laid out by an unpenalized blindside hit from Prust two minutes 45 seconds into the game, had suffered

a broken jaw that needed surgery. Three hours later, Rangers agitator Dan Carcillo was suspended 10 games for physical abuse of an official on a play that came minutes after the Prust hit, as New York looked for retribution. The Carcillo incident came 5:51 into Thursday’s game after a fight between Derek Dorsett of the Rangers and Prust. Carcillo, a fourth-liner, had been penalized for charging Prust on the play. The league said Carcillo “physically applied force to linesman Scott Driscoll while being escorted to the penalty box.” The suspension was automatic under category 2 of Rule 40.3, titled Phys-

ical Abuse of Officials. Prust, meanwhile, was handed a two-game suspension for interference for the Stepan hit later Friday. It has added more drama to a series that saw Montreal’s all-world goalie Carey Price sent to the sidelines in Game 1 after coming out the worst for wear in a collision with six-foot-three, 230-pound Ranger Chris Kreider. For Vigneault, the missed Prust call Thursday set off a domino effect whose ripples were still being felt the next day. “Four referees missed the call,” Vigneault said. “Stepan is injured. The same player that called the hit on Price ’accidental but on purpose.’ Late hit, everything that you want to get out

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of the game, that was his hit on Stepan. “And what saddens me about that hit is, if the call is made on the ice, we’re on a five-minute power play, and what happened to Dan Carcillo, and what Dan did is inexcusable, and he’s going to pay a big price for it, but if the call is made on the ice, he’s not put in that position. “So it’s unfortunate. Step (Stepan) right now at this time is probably getting operated on. He broke his jaw (Thursday), so we’ll have an idea of the time frame (Saturday). But those are stuff that happens during the game that you have to deal with, and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

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● Major women’s soccer: Calgary Callies at Red Deer, noon, Edgar Park West. ● Midget AAA baseball: Spruce Grove at Red Deer, doubleheader at noon and 3 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Innisail, 1 p.m., Arena Blue; Red Deer at Lacoka, 4:30 p.m., Lacombe Barnett Arenas. ● Women’s fastball: Freeze or Fry at Blackfalds All-Star Park, semifinals at 3 p.m., finals at 5 p.m.

Sunday’s games Bronze Medal Game Semifinal losers, 7:30 a.m. Gold Medal Game Semifinal winners, noon MEMORIAL CUP GP W L OT GF GA Pt Guelph (OHL) 3 3 0 0 18 7 6 Val-D’Or (QMJHL) 3 2 1 0 8 9 4 Edmonton (WHL) 3 1 1 1 10 11 2 London (HOST) 3 0 3 0 4 13 0 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday, May 16 Val-D’Or (QMJHL) 1 London (HOST) 0 Saturday, May 17 Guelph (OHL) 5 Edmonton (WHL) 2 Sunday, May 18 Edmonton (WHL) 5 London (HOST) 2 Monday, May 19 Guelph (OHL) 6 Val-D’Or (QMJHL) 3 Tuesday, May 20 Val-D’Or (QMJHL) 4 Edmonton (WHL) 3 (OT) Wednesday, May 21

Oil Kings 4, Foreurs 3 (3OT) First Period 1. Val-d’Or, Pietroniro 1 (Beauregard, Gazzola) 1:49. 2. Edmonton, Eller 1 (Reinhart, Moroz) 9:00. Penalties — Pollock Edm (high-sticking) 11:33. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Moroz 1 (Magnes, Corbett) 6:34 (pp). 4. Edmonton, Kulda 3 (Petryk) 9:45. 5. Val-d’Or, Gazzola 2 (Beauregard, Graves) 17:52. Penalties — Eller Edm (boarding) 2:29, Gauthier VdO (tripping) 5:12, Graves VdO (interference) 7:42, Bertolucci Edm (roughing), Gelinas VdO (kneeing), Richard VdO (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 10:13. Third Period 6. Val-d’Or, Gelinas 1 (Mantha, Marcotte) 19:24. Penalties — Moroz Edm (tripping) 5:15. First Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Second Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — Sautner Edm (delay of game) 12:41. Third Overtime 7. Edmonton, Lazar 2 (Corbett, Petryk) 2:42. Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Edmonton 10 16 8 12 7 1 — 54 Val-d’Or 12 4 13 9 11 0 — 49

EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal vs. N.Y. Rangers (NY Rangers leads series 2-0) Saturday, May 17 NY Rangers 7 Montreal 2 Monday, May 19 NY Rangers 3 Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22 Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Montreal at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29 x-Montreal at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Los Angeles (Series tied 1-1) Sunday, May 18 Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles 6 Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24 Chicago at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Monday, May 26 Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1

Goal — Edmonton: Jarry (W,2-2); Val-d’Or: Bibeau (L,2-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 1-3; Val-d’Or: 0-4. Referees — Scott Oakman, Brett Iverson. Lines-

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NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 1, Miami 1 Sunday, May 18: Indiana 107, Miami 96 Tuesday, May 20: Miami 87, Indiana 83 Saturday, May 24: Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 2, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday: Oklahoma City 77, San Antonio 112 Sunday, May 25: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio,

7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 2: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, June 5: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, June 15: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 17: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 7 p.m. x-Friday, June 20: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Baseball RED DEER SENIOR MEN Gary Moe Volkswagon Legends 8 Lacombe Stone and Granite 7 RED DEER LADIES FASTBALL W L T TNT Athletics 4 1 0 Badgers 4 1 0 N Jensen Bandits 3 2 0 Lac Physio Shooters 3 2 0 Panthers 2 3 0 Rage U16 2 3 0 Stettler Heat 1 3 0 Alta Kaizen Warriors 0 4 0

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Thursday’s Scores Rage 9 Athletics 5 Bandits 11 Stettler 5 Panthers 5 Badgers 0 Shooters 9 Panthers 8 AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 27 22 .551 24 22 .522 24 23 .511 21 28 .429 20 27 .426 Central Division W L Pct 28 16 .636 23 21 .523 25 25 .500 23 23 .500 23 26 .469 West Division W L Pct 30 18 .625 26 20 .565 24 23 .511 23 25 .479 17 32 .347

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Friday’s Games Baltimore 8, Cleveland 4 Toronto 3, Oakland 2 Detroit 7, Texas 2 Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0 Chicago White Sox 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Seattle 6, Houston 1 Minnesota at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Today’s Games Cleveland (Kluber 4-3) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-5), 10:35 a.m. Oakland (J.Chavez 4-1) at Toronto (Dickey 4-4), 11:07 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 12:10 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 0-1) at Detroit (Porcello 7-1), 2:08 p.m. Boston (Peavy 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 4-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 2-1), 5:15 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-2) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-2) at Seattle (Maurer 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games

Oakland at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Texas at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Atlanta, 11:10 a.m. Baltimore at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 27 20 .574 Miami 25 24 .510 Washington 24 24 .500 New York 21 25 .457 Philadelphia 20 25 .444 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 29 20 .592 St. Louis 26 22 .542 Cincinnati 22 24 .478 Pittsburgh 21 26 .447 Chicago 17 29 .370 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 30 18 .625 Colorado 26 22 .542 Los Angeles 26 23 .531 San Diego 22 27 .449 Arizona 18 31 .367

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Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 2, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Milwaukee 9, Miami 5 Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Arizona at New York, ppd., rain Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 San Diego 11, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 6, Minnesota 2 Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Haren 5-2) at Philadelphia (Buchanan 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-4), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Atlanta (Minor 2-2), 2:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 4-3) at Miami (Ja.Turner 0-2), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-3), 5:15 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Cole 4-3), 5:15 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-2) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-4) at San Diego (Roach 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m., 1st game Milwaukee at Miami, 11:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 2:40 p.m., 2nd game Colorado at Atlanta, 3:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Atlanta, 11:10 a.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Miami at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Baltimore at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 7:40 p.m.

Owens, D.Downs (6), Qualls (8) and J.Castro; F.Hernandez, Furbush (9), Farquhar (9) and Zunino. W—F.Hernandez 6-1. L—Owens 0-1. HRs—Seattle, Bloomquist (1). INTERLEAGUE Minnesota 002 S. Fran. 301

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Golf COLONIAL At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 (a-amateur) Brice Garnett Chris Stroud Robert Streb Bo Van Pelt Dustin Johnson Aaron Baddeley Chad Campbell Jimmy Walker Tim Clark Brian Davis Jason Dufner Jordan Spieth Harris English David Hearn Brian Harman Brandt Snedeker Matt Jones Hunter Mahan Chris Kirk Marc Leishman Nicholas Thompson Tim Wilkinson Heath Slocum Brendon de Jonge Freddie Jacobson Ryan Palmer Brendon Todd David Toms Sean O’Hair Billy Hurley III Charley Hoffman Jim Furyk Bill Haas Robert Allenby Ben Martin Josh Teater John Senden Michael Thompson Ken Duke William McGirt Hideki Matsuyama Bud Cauley Graham DeLaet Adam Scott Martin Laird Ricky Barnes Danny Lee Bryce Molder Daniel Summerhays Louis Oosthuizen Boo Weekley Brian Gay Andrew Loupe Jeff Curl Cameron Tringale Trevor Immelman George McNeill J.J. Henry Jonathan Byrd Scott Langley Vijay Singh David Lingmerth Michael Putnam Steve Flesch Tim Herron John Rollins

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AIRBUS CLASSIC At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings Mobile, Ala. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,584; Par: 72 Second Round Catriona Matthew Charley Hull Anna Nordqvist Hee Young Park Jessica Korda Lexi Thompson Jenny Shin Haru Nomura Christina Kim Jodi Ewart Shadoff Felicity Johnson Se Ri Pak Eun-Hee Ji Stacy Lewis Suzann Pettersen Michelle Wie Katherine Kirk So Yeon Ryu Chella Choi Jennifer Kirby Xi Yu Lin Pornanong Phatlum Moira Dunn Julieta Granada Dori Carter Belen Mozo Na Yeon Choi Brittany Lincicome Brittany Lang Jennifer Song Mina Harigae Hannah Jun Medlock Paola Moreno Chie Arimura Brooke Pancake Karine Icher Jennifer Johnson Ilhee Lee Karrie Webb Jaclyn Sweeney Nicole Castrale Giulia Sergas Carlota Ciganda Sarah Kemp Mi Hyang Lee Thidapa Suwannapura Pernilla Lindberg Kelly Tan Jacqui Concolino Paz Echeverria Ariya Jutanugarn Jane Rah Azahara Munoz Jenny Suh Perrine Delacour

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REX HOSPITAL OPEN At TPC Wakefield Plantation Course Raleigh, N.C. Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 7,257; Par: 71 (a-amateur) Second Round Harold Varner III Max Homa Camilo Benedetti Scott Gardiner Peter Tomasulo Hunter Haas Daniel Berger Andres Gonzales Edward Loar Ryan Spears Chris Wilson Roberto Diaz Brad Schneider Ryan Blaum Steve Allan Miguel Angel Carballo Andy Pope Roland Thatcher Alex Cejka Kevin Johnson Brad Fritsch Brett Stegmaier Scott Pinckney Roger Sloan Nathan Tyler Seamus Power

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Central Alberta Men’s Soccer League

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, May 30 • 7:00 pm Redstar Restaurant


BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Atlanta 2B Mikey Reynolds 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Norfolk (IL). Recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned SS Stephen Drew to Greenville (SAL). Recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent 2B Jason Kipnis to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Robbie Ray to Toledo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Corey Knebel from Toledo. Assigned 3B Francisco Martinez outright to Erie (EL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Josh Zeid to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalleed LHP Rudy Owens from Oklahoma City. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Sent OF Josh Hamilton to Salt Lake (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with 2B Maikol Gonzalez on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed OF Sam Fuld on the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed 1B Prince Fielder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 17. Reinstated INF Donnie Murphy from the 15-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Esmil Rogers for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Liam Hendriks from Buffalo (IL). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned INF Neftali Soto to Louisville (IL). Recalled INF/OF Donald Lutz from Louisville. Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Maloney on a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned RHP Anthony DeSclafani to New Orleans (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Chris Hatcher from New Orleans. Transferred 2B Rafael Furcal to the 60-day DL. NEW YORK METS — Named Harold Kaufman executive director, communications. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent LHP Tom Gorzelanny to Nashville (PCL) and RHP Jim Henderson to Huntsville (SL) for rehab assignments. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned C Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated RHP Jason Grilli from the 15-day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Requested outright release waivers on OF Joey Butler (Memphis-PCL), whose contract was purchased by Orix (Pacific League-Japan). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse (IL). Sent 1B Adam LaRoche to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with LHP Zach Kroenke on a minor league contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Sold the contract of 1B Joe Weik to the L.A. Angels. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released LHP Adam Miller. Signed RHP Justin Erasmus. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed 1B Gerardo Avila. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released C Bubby Williams. Signed C Danny Masiello. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed C Alexandre Beland. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Brett Zawacki. Released LHP Mike Johnson. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed LHP Jon Levin. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OL Cyril Richardson. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed C Russell Bodine. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR Devin Street to a four-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed TE C.J. Fiedorowicz. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed LB Jordan Tripp and WR Matt Hazel. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed G Brandon Thomas to a four-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed OT Garrett Scott on the waived-non-football illness list. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Trent Murphy and WR Rashad Ross. Released WR Kofi Hughes. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Suspended DB Quincy Butler. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended N.Y. Rangers F Daniel Carcillo 10 games physical abuse of officials and Montreal F Brandon Prust two games for interference with Rangers F Derek Stepan during Thursday’s game. DALLAS STARS — Signed G Henri Kiviaho to a three-year, entry-level contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Promoted associate coach Larry Robinson to director of player development. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed C Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract. COLLEGE NCAA — Granted UNLV WR Maika Mataele an eligibility waiver. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN — Named Kelvin Long women’s assistant basketball coach. CLEMSON — Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Brad Brownell on a six-year contract. PROVIDENCE — Announced men’s basketball G Josh Fortune will transfer. WINSTON-SALEM STATE — Announced it will eliminate the women’s bowling and men’s tennis programs.

Today’s games Portland at New York, 5 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 5 p.m. D.C. at New England, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 7 p.m. Dallas at Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Today’s games Semifinals Russia vs. Sweden, 5:45 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Finland, 9:45 a.m.

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS G A Anze Kopitar, LA 5 14 Marian Gaborik, LA 9 7 Jeff Carter, LA 7 9 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 4 11 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 6 8 Zach Parise, Minn 4 10 Marian Hossa, Chi 2 11 Justin Williams, LA 6 6 P.K. Subban, Mtl 4 8 Jonathan Toews, Chi 6 5 Martin St. Louis, NYR 5 6 Lars Eller, Mtl 5 6 Mats Zuccarello, NYR 4 7 Corey Perry, Ana 4 7 Brent Seabrook, Chi 2 9 Jussi Jokinen, Pgh 7 3 Patrick Kane, Chi 6 4 Brad Richards, NYR 5 5 Paul Stastny, Col 5 5 Duncan Keith, Chi 3 7 Derek Stepan, NYR 3 7 Torey Krug, Bos 2 8 Nathan MacKinnon, Col 2 8 Drew Doughty, LA 1 9 Bryan Bickell, Chi 6 3 Tyler Toffoli, LA 5 4 Brendan Gallagher, Mtl 4 5 Brandon Saad, Chi 3 6 Ryan McDonagh, NYR 3 6 Patrice Bergeron, Bos 3 6 Tanner Pearson, LA 2 7 Matt Niskanen, Pgh 2 7 Jason Pominville, Minn 2 7 Sidney Crosby, Pgh 1 8





Friday’s games Toronto 2 Kansas City 2

Thursday’s results Quarter-finals Finland 3 Canada 2 Czech Republic 4 U.S. 3 Russia 3 France 0 Sweden 3 Belarus 2

x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. x — if necessary.

men — Mike Harrington, Cory Piche. Attendance — 8,776 at London, Ont.

Guelph (OHL) 7 London (HOST) 2 Friday, May 23 Edmonton 4 vs. Val-D’Or 3


● Women’s fastball: Freeze or Fry at Blackfalds All-Star Park, first game at 8 a.m., last game at 6:30 p.m. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Spruce Grove at Red Deer, doubleheader at noon and 3 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Red Deer, 1:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Major women’s soccer: Edmonton Northwest United at Red Deer, 2 p.m., Edgar Park West. ● Parkland baseball: Acme at Rocky Mountain House, 6:45 p.m. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Okotoks at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Innisfail Arena Blue.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014



MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T New England 11 6 3 2 D.C. 11 5 3 3 Kansas City 11 5 4 2 Houston 13 5 6 2 New York 12 3 4 5 Columbus 11 3 4 4 Toronto 8 4 4 0 Chicago 10 2 2 6 Philadelphia 13 2 6 5 Montreal 10 1 5 4


B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rookie Garnett leads by stroke FORT WORTH, Texas — PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout. Garnett has gone from Daviess County Country Club and then Missouri Western State to leading at Hogan’s Alley after two rounds at Colonial. After starting with an eagle, Garnett shot a 4-under 66 on Friday and moved to 7-under 133. He had a one-stroke lead over long-putting Chris Stroud (64) and Robert Streb (68). “I’m just keeping my head down and trying to make as many birdies as possible,” Garnett said. “I’m going to try to embrace it this weekend and have fun, and we’ll see where we stand come Sunday.” Adam Scott, playing as No. 1 in the world for the first time, had birdies on three of his last seven holes for a 68 to get to 1 under. He has made the cut in his last 34 PGA Tour events, the longest active streak. Matt Kuchar, ranked No. 4 in the world, had a chance to move to the top with a victory. But he missed the cut by a stroke at 2-over 142 after a 70. The 30-year-old Garnett is from Gallatin, Missouri, a town of about 1,800 people. He has only one top-10 finish in his 18 previous starts on the PGA Tour, and has never won on the Web. com Tour. This is the first time he has even been in the top 10 after the second or third round on the PGA Tour. “I think each and every week the rookies feel more comfortable. I know I have,” Garnett said. ’You can’t get down on yourself being a rookie. ... It’s been fun, and I’m learning each and every day.“ First-round leader Dustin Johnson (70) dropped into a seven-way tie for fourth at 5 under. That group also included Texas resident Jimmy Walker

(68), a three-time winner this season and No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings. Walker had a strange occurrence when his tee shot at the 17th hole appeared to nick a bird in flight — though the bird kept flying before Walker made another par. “We saw (the ball) fly the whole way and then it kind of disappeared over the trees,” said Walker, the only player still without a bogey this week. “I didn’t see it.” Stroud made five putts from over 20 feet, all coming in his last 12 holes. His made putts in the round combined for just under 221 feet, the most on the PGA Tour since Brent Geiberger covered 240 feet during the first round at Booz Allen in 2006. And Stroud did that using a new putter he picked up this week. “It has no lines on it. ... I’ve been using another, but it had a bunch of lines on it,” Stroud said. “I simplified my putting. Get over it, line up and try to bring the putter back square and back to the ball square at impact. I’ve just been rolling it beautifully.” Stroud drained a 16-footer on the 193-yard 13th hole, his third birdie of the day coming on his fourth hole. The Texas native was just getting started, with his first 20-footer coming at the par-3 16th when he made birdie from 23 ½ feet. There was a 22-footer for birdie at the par-5 No. 1 hole, and he rolled in a 56-footer across the green at No. 4, the difficult 211-yard par 3. There was a 26-footer at No. 6 and yet another long birdie putt at his last par 3, a 34-footer at No. 8. “My driver has been bad. ... I’ve hit it terrible the last two days. Really, really bad. But putted awesome,” he said. “So I don’t have to worry about the greens. I just need to get the ball on the greens. Usually it’s the opposite. I usually hit the ball really well and struggle to get the ball in the hole.”


Brice Garnett lines up his putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday.

Quarter-final loss frustrating for Canada BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


In the black-and-white of history, this Team Canada will likely not be remembered fondly. The 2014 world hockey championship began with a shootout loss to France and ended with a gut-wrenching defeat to Finland in the quarterfinals. It marked the fifth straight year Canada lost in the quarter-final. “Everybody knows the challenges coming into this tournament, and our expectations are still the same: to win the tournament,” coach Dave Tippett said. “And when you don’t win the tournament, it’s frustrating.” But in an Olympic year and with a mix-and-match team of veteran second- and third-liners and young players who could be stars someday, this was a Team Canada that Tippett was satisfied with for accomplishing the goal of getting better game-by-game. Joel Ward gained international fame with his scoring touch and affable admission he had never been to Europe before. Cody Hodgson got to show what he might be able to do as an NHL left-winger. And Mark Scheifele, Jonathan Huberdeau and Sean

Monahan showed some growth that could prove worthwhile in future tournaments. The loss to France set all of that in motion. “I got a text right after the game from Dave King, who’s been at a lot of these tournaments,” Tippett said of the six-time Canadian world-championship coach and two-time assistant. “We were all sour about losing in a shootout, and his text was ’Great result. Go to work.’ And that was exactly it.” Tippett shared that message with assistants Paul Maurice and Peter DeBoer. He didn’t have to tell the players because they already got the idea. “After that game, we had the attention span of the team, that how hard this was going to be, especially our young players,” Tippett recalled. Tippett saw his team take a “big step forward from there.” A slow start gave way to a third-period offensive explosion against Slovakia, then the scoring came sooner and Canada held on to beat the Czech Republic. Blowouts of Denmark and Italy were to be expected, even if they weren’t


JAYS: Dickey gets the start today Jed Lowrie was playing shortstop and Nick Punto was at second base. “(Kazmir) thought that I was going to go to the base and I was just there to hold (Pillar) on just a little bit longer because he was extending his lead,” Lowrie said. “I wanted to stay there. He looked back and thought I was going to break and I didn’t have any plans to.” The Athletics made it a one-run game in the eighth inning and threatened in the ninth. Coco Crisp hit a twoout double off Casey Janssen and stole third but the Toronto closer got Lowrie to ground out for his sixth save in six opportunities. Notes: Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (4-4) will get the start Saturday afternoon against Jesse Chavez (4-1). . . . The Blue Jays will host Tampa Bay and Kansas City during the homestand next week . . . . Hendriks allowed three walks and had three strikeouts . . . . Moss has 11 homers on the season . . . . Bautista, who walked in the third inning, has reached base safely in 48 of 49 games this season. He leads the major leagues with 42 walks . . . . Announced attendance was 21,007 and the game took two hours 37 minutes.

CUP: Avenged round-robin loss Val-d’Or’s elimination from contention snaps a three-year run of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams winning the Cup. The OHL’s Windsor Spitfires took it in 2009 and 2010. The Oil Kings are a win away from becoming the first WHL team to win it since the Spokane Chiefs in 2008. Spokane’s goaltender that year was Dustin Tokarski, who is currently tending the Montreal Canadiens’ net in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. Edmonton lost 4-3 in double overtime to Val-d’Or in the round-robin Tuesday, despite leading 2-0 after the

first period and 3-2 with less than five minutes to go in the third. That game ended after 81 minutes 15 seconds. The Oil Kings were again up by two goals in the second period and ahead by one late in the third Friday, but the persistent Foreurs forced another marathon. “That was a real battle,” Gelinas said. “We tried our best. We played hard. We got some good chances during the overtime and we never quit.” Val-d’Or’s assistant captain was back in the lineup after suffering a leg contusion Monday in a knee-on-knee collision with Guelph’s Chadd Bauman. Gelinas sat out the round-robin game against Edmonton the following night. The QMJHL’s top-scoring defencemen played regular shifts and threw a hip check on Edmonton’s Riley Kieser despite looking uncomfortable at times. But with Bibeau pulled for an extra attacker, Gelinas threaded a shot from the blue-line through traffic that forced a second overtime game between these two teams in the tournament. With Oil Kings defenceman Ashton Sautner serving a delay-of-game minor in the second overtime, the Foreurs had a chance to end it, but Jarry stopped Nicolas Aube-Kubel on a breakaway. “These games are so emotionally taxing,” Oil Kings forward Moroz said. “The highs and the lows and trying to keep an even keel is so tough, but I think that’s what makes our team so special is our ability to just stay even and our ability to respond. “We’re resilient. We’ve said it so many times and it’s true.” The Oil Kings managed to hold QMJHL leading scorer Anthony Mantha without a goal. That league’s MVP had scored 81 goals in 81 games coming into the tournament and added another in Val-d’Or’s opener. But the Detroit Red Wings prospect did not score in his final three games of the Memorial Cup. Edmonton and Val-d’Or played a combined 183 minutes 57 seconds against each other in the tournament. “They never went away and they had a great season,” Lazar said. “They should hold their heads high. Both games could have gone either way. We were fortunate to get that bounce tonight. You can’t say much more. They competed, they battled and they’re

masterpieces. Tippett figured his players just wanted to get the Italy game over with and move on to the next one. That next one was an entertaining showdown with Sweden that Ryan Ellis won in overtime on a patient passing play by Scheifele. “The Sweden game I was really proud of our guys the way we hung in there,” Tippett said. “That was a big win for us.” Beating Norway in a tight one two days later clinched first place in the group, but most importantly to Tippett it was a game that didn’t let his players slip into bad habits. That victory — Canada’s sixth in a row — happening in regulation, combined with Latvia’s loss to Switzerland, lined up the quarter-final matchup against Finland. Had the Canadians put up the same kind of effort against Belarus, Latvia or the United States, they could still be playing. But a couple of ill-timed third period mistakes led to a blown lead, elimination and a time-honoured hockey lesson. “How important it is to play all the way through three periods in these single-elimination games,” alternate captain Kyle Turris said. “Anything can happen.” great competitors.”

NHL: Game 4 on Sunday Dressed in jeans and flip-flops, Vigneault looked like he was in relaxation mode. But he was clearly irate at a sequence of events which he believes could have been avoided. Stepan went briefly to the dressing room after the hit, yelling over his shoulder at Prust as he exited. But he returned later in the period and amazingly played a total of 17:45 in the game. A team spokesman said X-rays that night were negative. But Stepan was in pain and saw a specialist Friday, when further tests detected the broken jaw. It seems unlikely that Stepan, who



Canucks officially introduce new GM Jim Benning VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have officially introduced Jim Benning as their new general manager. New Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden welcomed Benning at a press conference on Friday. Benning is the first significant hire made by Linden, who was handed the franchise’s reigns after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign. Benning spent the last eight seasons with the Boston Bruins, including seven as the club’s assistant general manager. A former Canucks defenceman during his playing days, the 51-year-old Benning is the 11th general manager in franchise history — a post he has never held with an NHL club. The Edmonton native replaces Mike Gillis, who was fired as Vancouver’s president and general manager. centres Rick Nash and Kreider on the Rangers top line, will be back any time soon. New York leads the series to two games to one. Prust, a former Ranger who counts Canadian UFC lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout as a friend, was not made available Friday as both teams, skipping practice in advance of Game 4 Sunday, offered up their coaches and select players. Montreal coach Michel Therrien defended his player. “His intention was not to hurt anyone,” he said. “Like Kreider, his intention, even if he was going hard to the net and then laying on Carey Price, I’m sure his intention was not to hurt Carey Price. Brandon Prust, he tried to finish his check. His intention, honestly, was not to hurt Stepan.” Then Therrien suggested the Canadiens knew better than anybody about losing a star player.

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BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Downtown Market will be packing in 28 vendors on its site this season, starting its fifth year of operation on June 4. “I’m filling every nook and cranny,” said Tyler Bowman, market manager and special events co-ordinator with the Red Deer Downtown Business Association, on Friday. Last year, 13 vendors were spread out at the market located at Little Gaetz Avenue between Alexander Way and Ross Street. Bowman said the expansion will offer more to shoppers — both products and atmosphere. The market will run rain or shine every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. New this year will be a community corner where not-for-profit organizations can set up information booths with the permission of the Red Deer Downtown Business Association. A learning stage will also be set up, where people will give talks on topics related to the “make it, bake it or grow it” principles of the Alberta Farmers’ Market Association. Bowman said downtown market shoppers have tended to be very serious, buying their goods and leaving. He hopes the learning stage will encourage more people to stay. People interested in sharing their expertise on the stage are encouraged to contact Bowman. Vendors this year include four vegetable producers, four meat producers, four bakers and a few food trucks, as well as people who make products like jellies and guacamole. Bowman said most of the products sold at the market come from Alberta, with some exceptions like B.C. fruit that can’t be grown in this province. No retail, imported or second-hand goods are sold at the market. The Red Deer market is one of 131 farmers’ markets that operate across Alberta. The final day for the Downtown Market this season will be Oct. 8. For more information, call 403-3408696.

Corporate Canada urged to open coffers, raise wages BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — What’s plaguing corporate Canada? In recent weeks, Canadian businesses — sitting on historically massive cash reserves — have been under fire for using temporary foreign workers or unpaid interns, and chided by political leaders for failing to raise wages or invest in employee training. They’ve been maligned even by the traditionally business-friendly Fraser Institute for collecting billions of dollars in so-called corporate welfare for decades. A report by the International Monetary Fund, meantime, sounded alarms about how Canadian companies are accumulating so-called “dead money” — idle cash reserves — faster than any other country in the G7. Statistics Canada data shows Canada’s corporate cash hoard was $626 billion in the last quarter of 2013, a jump of six per cent over the previous quarter — more than the federal debt and almost a third of the country’s gross domestic product. The agency also reports that the number of minimum wage and parttime jobs in Canada has been steadily increasing. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that CEO pay for Canadian public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange has ballooned by 73 per cent between 1998 and 2012, the latest figures available. “It’s completely ridiculous,” Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, said in an interview. “They’re cheap as it relates to paying workers or investing in their employees, but they’re not cheap when it comes to paying themselves. And the jobs they’ve been creating in recent years are largely part-time; it’s all about circumventing having to pay benefits.”

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Work continues on a two-storey, 17,000-square-foot building at Clearview Market Square. National childcare business Kids & Company will occupy the upper floor, with commercial tenants to lease the lower level. Developer Melcor Developments Ltd. also has plans for a 10,000-square-foot building and a 5,000-square-foot building nearby.

Famed educator hosting creative entrepreneurship seminar BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF


Internationally-known educator Norman Cornett will teach a five-day seminar about creative entrepreneurship at Maskwacis next week. Cornett, a religious studies course lecturer from Montreal, is a controversial or brilliant figure, depending on point-of-view. Besides leading lectures on creative vision and artistic development, Cornett is a proponent of ‘dialogic’ Norman Cornett philosophy of education — which leans heavily on keeping an ongoing, open dialogue between teachers and students. The philosophy is being researched at universities in Canada, U.S., France and Germany. But Cornett was also dismissed after 15 years of teaching religion and the arts at McGill University in 2007, presumably for his unorthodox views, including his refusal to give his students exams or to assign essays (although no reason for his dismissal was ever pub-

licly divulged). More than 700 students and professors later signed a petition against the university’s actions and a film sympathetic to his career was made by Canadian National Film Board filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Among Cornett’s many supporters are academics, lawyers, filmmakers, and such Canadian luminaries as former prime minister Paul Martin and former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard. Cornett, who uses the title professor, due to his PhD in religion, said his association with First Nations people began many years ago when he realized, while teaching comparative religions, that most of his students had never met an aboriginal Canadian. It didn’t make sense, he recalled. “We were just a 30-minute drive from Kahnawake (Mohawk Territory), and 45 minutes drive from Oka” — the site of a 78-day confrontation between the Quebec Police Force and blockading members of the Mohawk nation in 1990. Cornett said he began inviting native artists to speak in his classroom, and this began the cultural “bridgebuilding” that he continues to this day. From Monday to Friday, Cornett will be leading a workshop on using creativity methodology to fuel entrepreneurship at Maskwacis (formerly Hobbema).


BRIEFS Regional Alberta Pork meeting Wednesday Alberta Pork will conduct a regional meeting in Red Deer on Wednesday, May 28. In addition to reports from Alberta Pork chairman Frank Novak and executive director Darcy Fitzgerald, the meeting will feature presentations on traceability and porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED). It will take place at Westerner Park, beginning with registration at 3 p.m. and concluding with dinner at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to call the Alberta Pork office at 1-877247-7675 or email Other regional meetings are planned for Vegreville, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.

Spring seeding more than half finished Central Alberta farmers should be more than half way through their spring seeding, based on the latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. The provincial department said Friday that as of Tuesday, approximately 46 per cent of crops had been seeded

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in this region. That compared with just one per cent two weeks earlier. However, the completion rate was still well behind the five-year average for this time of year, which is 63 per cent. Provincewide, seeding was about 47 per cent complete as of Tuesday, up from around two per cent two weeks ago. Farmers in the Peace Region were the farthest advanced, at close to 55 per cent complete, followed by the northwest region (51 per cent), the northeast region (47 per cent), the central region and the southern region (45 per cent). Most areas of the province have received some precipitation during the last two weeks, with surface soil moisture rated as good or excellent for 93 per cent of the area. In Central Alberta, 91 per cent came in as having good or excellent surface soil moisture. Pasture conditions and tame hay growth across Alberta were reported as fair in 24 per cent of the area, good in 64 per cent and excellent in 11 per cent. In Central Alberta, 30 per cent of the area was fair, 64 per cent good and three per cent excellent.

Farm Days returns in August Farmers and ranchers across Alberta will open their gates to the public on Aug. 23 and 24. The second annual Alberta Open Farm Days will provide urbanites and others with a first-hand look at rural life. It will feature culinary events on Saturday and free open houses at

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His students will range in age from 20 to 42, and include several firefighters as well as prospective retail shop owners and beauticians. Cornett will bring aboriginal writer and former Edmonton poet laureate Anna Marie Sewell into the classroom to speak on the final day. According to Cornett, artists are the ultimate entrepreneurs, “the epitome of a successful small business person.” They must be self-starters, disciplined and motivated. They have to produce without deadlines, bosses, or nine-tofive workdays. “Some people think that artists live this sort of ethereal life, but the truth is that if you’re not a self-starter, aren’t self-disciplined or independent, you don’t make it in the arts,” said Cornett, who believes these same principles apply to small business. “It’s labour-intensive to make it as an entrepreneur. You don’t watch the clock. You have to give it 300 per cent.” The workshop will be almost a boot camp in creativity, he added. Sewell’s writing and her experiences will be used as a catalyst to spur thinking and expression. Film excerpts will also be used to illustrate the principles of creativity and the role it plays in entrepreneurship. More information about the Change it Up! program, which started with the Chipewyan and Montana First Nations, can be found at classroomconnections. ca. farms on Sunday. Last year, Alberta Open Farm Days included 41 host farms and 13 culinary events. A number of these were in Central Alberta. A list of this year’s participants, and other information, can be found online at http://albertafarmdays. com. The application deadline for host farms is June 30. Alberta Open Farms Days is organized by Agriculture for Life, in partnership with Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development; the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies; the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance; and Travel Alberta.

Cutathon at Chatters If you’ve been pondering a haircut recently, Sunday would be a great day to visit a Chatters salon. The Red Deer-based hairstyling chain has chosen May 25 for a national cutathon in support of the Patongo School and Atanga Girls School in Northern Uganda. Customers will receive haircuts for a minimum donation of $20 for women and $10 for men and children, with all proceeds going to the schools. Chatters Canada Ltd. is partnering with beauty supply company AG Hair in the campaign, which it also did last year when Chatters salons raised more than $110,000. There are more than 90 Chatters salons across Canada, including at Southpointe Common, Bower Place Shopping Centre and Parkland Mall in Red Deer. Customers who want to participate in the cutathon can make an appointment or walk in.

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OF LOCAL INTEREST Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.73 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 52.51 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.10 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.87 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.75 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.39 Cdn. National Railway . . 65.12 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 180.15 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.50 Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.67 Cervus Equipment Corp 21.63 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 50.68 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 52.41 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.45 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.67 General Motors Co. . . . . 33.63 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.80 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.99 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 51.54 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.00 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 41.64 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.44 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 51.24 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 103.44 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.40 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.25 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.52 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market finished the session little changed Friday but positive for the week, led by gains in financials and mining stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 5.81 points to 14,708.1. The Canadian dollar erased early declines to move up 0.2 of a cent to 92.0 cents US as the latest inflation data showed rising price pressures. Statistics Canada reported that the consumer price index for April rose at an annualized rate of two per cent, in line with expectations and up from 1.5 per cent the previous month. On a monthly basis, the CPI was up 0.3 per cent, lower than the 0.4 per cent reading that had been forecast. Positive housing data helped send U.S. indexes higher heading into the U.S. Memorial Day long weekend with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 63.19 points to 16,606.27 and the Nasdaq up 31.47 points to 4,185.81, Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index closed at a record high, up 8.04 points at 1,900.53. The annual rate for new home sales in the U.S. in April rose to 433,000, up from a revised 407,000 in March and better than the 429,000 reading that economists expected. But that was still below levels of 446,000 a year ago. The TSX gained 193 points or 1.33 per cent this week following two weeks of losses, thanks in part to well-received quarterly earnings results from Royal Bank (TSX:RY) and TD Bank (TSX:TD) that blew past analyst expectations. The rest of the big banks report next week. The earnings helped push the TSX financial sector up about 1.2 per cent this week. “I like the financials and this is highlighting again their very strong position,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investment. “Even a slowdown in the Canadian economy won’t kill them because they have great foreign

Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.17 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 46.52 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.01 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 75.61 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 17.96 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.75 First Quantum Minerals . 23.18 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.62 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.55 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.94 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.32 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.50 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.37 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.36 Energy Aeroflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.00 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 36.19 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 69.99 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.64 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 56.84 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 44.69 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.82 Canyon Services Group. 16.18 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.81 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.09 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.90 exposure now as well, so they’re going to withstand volatility in the markets. They’re well positioned, they have great earnings power, their balance sheets are extraordinarily strong, they have good dividend yields — they’re a good core ingredient in people’s portfolios.” The other big gainer this week was the base metals group, up about 1.5 per cent for the week, in part due to data showing a strengthening Chinese manufacturing sector. On Friday, the base metals sector was up 0.4 per cent as July copper rose three cents to US$3.17 a pound. The TSX energy sector was ahead 0.11 per cent as July crude in New York gained 61 cents to US$104.35 a barrel. The gold sector led decliners, down about 0.8 per cent as June bullion faded $3.30 to US$1,291.70 an ounce. In corporate news, Republic Airways’ CEO Bryan Bedford says the carrier has no plans to cancel its large order of the new Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) CSeries jet. Questions have been raised about the airline’s intentions for the aircraft after it announced a refocus of its regional service, which includes the phasing out of 50- and 100-seat planes to focus on Bombardier’s Q400 turbo and Embraer’s 170/175. But Bombardier shares fell eight cents to $3.75 on heavy volume of 13.2 million shares on reports that Moscow has raised questions about whether a deal with the Montreal-based transport giant to build Q400 turboprop aircraft in Russia will go through. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,708.10, up 5.81 points TSX Venture Exchange — 987.95, up 9.18 points TSX 60 — 842.74, up 0.25 of a point

Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.50 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 101.32 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 64.01 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.51 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 36.92 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 53.84 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.92 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.01 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.115 Precision Drilling Corp . . 13.82 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 42.39 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.16 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 16.08 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.51 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 72.91 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 76.27 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 67.96 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98.80 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.12 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.29 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.95 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 52.10 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 72.25 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.04 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 46.50 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.05 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 75.30 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 37.12 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.39 Dow — 16,606.27, up 63.19 points S&P 500 — 1,900.53, up 8.04 points Nasdaq — 4,185.81, up 31.47 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 92.00 cents US, up 0.20 of a cent Pound — C$1.8289, down 0.84 of a cent Euro — C$1.4816, down 0.60 of a cent Euro — US$1.3628, down 0.25 of a cent Oil futures: US$104.35 per barrel, up 61 cents (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,291.70 per oz., down $3.30 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.987 oz., down 13.7 cents $706.88 kg., down $4.41 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: July ’14 $3.60 lower $487.50; Nov. ’14 $3.10 lower $485.80; Jan ’15 $2.80 lower $490.40; March ’15 $4.10 lower $492.00; May ’15 $3.30 lower $493.60; July ’15 $3.40 lower $494.60; Nov ’15 $3.90 lower $489.50; Jan. ’16 $3.90 lower $483.50; March ’16 $3.90 lower $487.00; May ’16 $3.90 lower $487.00; July ’16 $3.90 lower $487.00. 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: 329,040 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 329,040.


LABOUR: Optics have been nasty Jayson Myers, head of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, doesn’t deny the optics have been nasty for corporate Canada in recent months. But Myers takes issue with the notion that Canadian business leaders are lining their own pockets while neglecting to invest in training or pay decent wages. “I think it’s misinformed even when it’s coming from a former Bank of Canada governor,” Myers said, a reference to Mark Carney’s famous scolding two years ago of Canadian businesses about their cash reserves. “Cash reserves are very high but that isn’t a reflection of a failure to invest ... if you look at levels of investment right now, at least in manufacturing industries, it’s at an all-time high and is going up right across Canadian industry.” A February report by the Conference Board of Canada found that between 2010 and 2012, Canadian organizations hiked funding for training, learning and development. Spending was up $17 per employee, the report found, a modest reversal of the downward trend of the past two decades. Nonetheless, some are troubled by the hiring bonanza of temporary foreign workers — there were about 100,000 such workers in Canada a decade ago, compared with 338,000 today — and the thousands of young Canadians working for free as unpaid interns at profitable companies like Bell and Rogers. Some estimates say as many as 300,000 unpaid interns are employed by companies across the country, although mostly in Ontario, according to an upcoming study by two University of Victoria academics. “We’ve got all this money in society, more than we’ve ever had before,

and nobody seems to have any of it — certainly not young people,” said Sen. Grant Mitchell, an Alberta Liberal who has long raised concerns about unpaid interns and temporary foreign workers. “You don’t have to look very far to find someone who’s adult child has had to work for free in the last few years, and for a significant portion of time. Why has that become acceptable, and where’s the national leadership that’s going to put a stop to it?” Dias agreed, saying there are twice as many kids aged 21 or younger living at home now than there were 20 years ago. “There’s a real problem with youth unemployment, so to have low-skilled workers tied to the temporary foreign worker program, or to have them working for free as unpaid interns, is an absolute injustice.” Dan Kelly, head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said a company applying to bring on temporary foreign workers is hardly cheaping out. “The temporary foreign worker is already a massively more expensive worker than hiring a Canadian,” said Kelly, citing the costs and red tape associated with bringing on foreign help. “If there were Canadians available and willing and able to do the job, then employers would be hiring them — it would actually be cheaper for them.” Myers said he agrees, adding that many companies have a genuine need for skilled labour that simply isn’t available in Canada. “There are real skill shortages out there,” he said. “Even if unemployment levels are high in certain areas of the country, it doesn’t mean there aren’t skill shortages in those regions as well.”

Inflation rate climbs to two per cent in April HIGHEST LEVEL IN LAST TWO YEARS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s annual inflation rate climbed to its highest level in two years, reaching 2.0 per cent in April, as an unusually big jump in energy prices — particularly gasoline and natural gas — helped push up consumer prices. The steep 0.5 percentage point increase from the previous month put the annual rate back at what the Bank of Canada considers the optimal level. Given that inflation was as low as 0.7 per cent as recently as October, the dramatic climb in recent months would normally signal the beginning of an interest rate increase cycle for the Bank of Canada, whose principal mandate is to keep inflation at two per cent. But governor Stephen Poloz has already said he will “look through” the current rise in inflation as being a temporary phenomenon driven by consumer items related to energy. The Canadian dollar barely moved in reaction to the inflation report, reflecting that the increase was dead on economists’ expectations. “In some ways this is almost ideal for the bank,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with BMO Capital Markets. “But of course this is a classic case of be careful what you wish for. The last thing they want to see happen is to have inflation get away from them, but at least they can stop fretting about inflation dipping into deflation territory.” David Madani of Capital Economics said the central bank has more important things to worry about than price pressures getting out of hand. “With the Bank of Canada focused on the struggling economy and the downside risks to underlying inflation, it is unlikely to alter its neutral stance on the direction of interest rates,” he said. What will give the central bank comfort, said Porter, is that core inflation index, which excludes volatile items such as gasoline and some fresh fruits and vegetables, remained well contained at 1.4 per cent in April. On a month-to-month basis, consumers paid 0.3 per cent more than they did in March. Energy was the main driver in the increase in the monthly and annual rates, with gasoline costing 6.6 per cent more in April than a year ago, natural gas 26.6 per cent more, and electricity coming in 4.6 per cent higher. Excluding the energy component, inflation was steady 1.4 per cent, mirroring the core reading. “That tells us that energy has been the big driver here,” noted Porter, “not food, not clothing, not cars.” Price variations were indeed modest for most other consumer goods tracked by Statistics Canada.

Annual inflation rate in April for selected Canadian cities OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.0 per cent in April, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples (Previous month in brackets):

April inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories OTTAWA — Canada’s national inflation rate was 2.0 per cent in April Here’s what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador 2.3 (2.0) — Prince Edward Island 1.5 (3.0) — Nova Scotia 1.8 (1.7) — New Brunswick 1.8 (1.5) — Quebec 1.3 (0.9) — Ontario 2.4 (1.5) — Manitoba 2.3 (2.3) — Saskatchewan 2.8 (2.8) — Alberta 2.7 (3.9) — British Columbia 1.5 (0.1) — Whitehorse, Yukon 2.3 (2.3) — Yellowknife, N.W.T., 1.3 (1.9) — Iqaluit, Nunavut 1.0 (1.3) Food, which is a key component in the basket of goods and services measured by the agency, rose 1.9 per cent from a year ago, a pick-up from March’s 1.5 per cent reading. Most analysts and the central bank don’t expect underlying inflation will return to the desired two-per-cent until early in 2016, about the time markets expect the central bank will begin increasing interest rates to keep inflation in check. Meanwhile, shelter costs advanced 3.3 per cent, transportation costs increased 2.8 per cent and consumers paid 1.5 per cent more for automobiles in April than they did a year ago. Tobacco products jumped 8.2 per cent, largely related to the tax increase announced in the federal budget in February. But there were also price decreases registered, including a drop of 3.7 per cent for hotels, 1.3 per cent for women’s clothing, 3.2 per cent on prescribed medicines, 4.5 per cent for digital computing equipment and a three per cent dip in prices for household appliances. Regionally, British Columbia registered the biggest increase in the annual rate, rising from 0.1 per cent in March to 1.5 per cent in April. Inflation in Alberta went the other way, falling from 3.9 per cent in March to 2.7 per cent in April. — St. John’s, N.L., 2.4 (2.1) — Charlottetown-Summerside, 1.4 (2.9) — Halifax, 1.8 (1.8) — Saint John, N.B., 1.8 (1.5) — Quebec City, 1.3 (0.7) — Montreal, 1.5 (1.0) — Ottawa, 2.0 (1.3) — Toronto, 2.7 (1.8) — Thunder Bay, Ont., 2.5 (1.5) — Winnipeg, 2.2 (2.3) — Regina, 2.7 (2.7) — Saskatoon, 2.6 (2.6) — Edmonton, 2.2 (3.3) — Calgary, 3.2 (4.6) — Vancouver, 1.9 (0.2) — Victoria, 1.3 (-0.1)

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here was never a better time to step into the past. While it was snowing outside on May 3, inside was a medieval event marking the second annual version of this unique library fundraiser. Medieval re-enactment groups, merchants, dancers, musicians

and visitors from all across the province came together to make this special event happen. Pillage the Village is a medieval feast and faire with authentic food, drink, marketplace, tournament, live music and demonstrations from groups from across the province. Shimmy with Suzy dazzled with their belly dance performance, Polyphonia provided a wonderful opening music number, the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) demonstrated and taught traditional dances, and the groups Knight Haven, Living Backwards, Dragons Own and Lu-

dus Sanguinis Gladiators wowed the crowd with fighting demonstrations. Ravens Call band finished off the evening with wonderful musical talent! The funds raised during this evening go towards the continuing support of the programs and services of the Olds Municipal Library. To find out more about Pillage the Village, you can visit or find us on Facebook. Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Pillage the Village event in May 2015.

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DRAFT HORSES, PIONEER FESTIVAL Step back in time June 7 and 8 at the Wild Rose Draft Horse Field Days and the Double Tree Village Museum Pioneer Days Festival. The weekend will be dedicated to the way things used to be done in Alberta, with rides from a team of Belgian horses and other farm life demonstrations. Double Tree is one of the largest historic villages with 26 buildings and homes with everything from churches to teepees. The village is 10 km west of Spruce View on Hwy 54 and north on Range Road 41. For more information, go to www., email or call 403-728-3875.


Eight Central Albertans have earned themselves a ticket to Toronto in two weeks after topping their categories at the Skills Canada Alberta competition in Edmonton. Hunting Hills High School sent its largest ever delegation to the challenge, with 14 students qualifying through regional competitions. And with two provincial winners and five medallists overall, they performed on the big stage. “It was probably our best showing ever. We’ve certainly tried to make the skills competition more of an emphasis for our (career and technology studies) department in the last three or four years. This really is the result of a couple of years of hard work by our teachers and students,” said Hunting Hills vice-principal Stephen Pottage. One of those two winners, Ryan Van Bavel, earned his title by besting 15 other

Alberta high schoolers in graphic design. The students were given roughly six hours on each of the two competition days to design a poster and sleeve for golf balls for a fictional project proposal, with Van Bavel’s deemed the best technically and aesthetically. With his victory, Van Bavel won a place on Team Alberta for the national skills championships in Toronto from June 4 to 7. The other Hunting Hills winner, Taylor Fielder, will not be part of the provincial team because there is no national level competition for her information technology software category. The other Central Alberta high school gold medallists were Benalto’s Arden Nielsen, who attends Notre Dame High School, and Dustin Sejdl and Josiah Pilon of Ponoka Secondary Campus. Nielsen triumphed in the electrical installations category, while Sejdl won for his cabinet making and Pilon’s carpentry was tops.

Among post-secondary students, Red Deer College student and Stettler resident Tyler Hamel will go to Toronto for winning the steamfitter/pipefitter field. Red Deer’s Jeffrey Williams, who attends NAIT, won for mechatronics, while Olds College peers William Slingerland and Nicholas Arnoldussen won in the landscape gardening arena. Overall, 727 trades and technology students competed in 45 categories in the provincial competition. Sixty-five earned Team Alberta places, along with $500 individual scholarships. Other local medallists include Brooklyn Varty (bronze, intermediate hairstyling), Dani Runzer and Coralee Martin (silver, IT software solutions for business), all from Hunting Hills, and Sara MacAhonic (bronze, junior hairstyling) from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Red Deer College student Tyler Stagg earned a bronze in carpentry.

Radiation therapists Amy Oseen and Laura Dryden, right, work with the Linear Accelerator at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre. The centre’s new building at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has been open to patients for six months. The new facility, four times the size of its former location, has brought radiation treatment to Central Alberta so most cancer patients no longer have to travel to Edmonton or Calgary. Photo by JEFF STOKOE

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools invite you to watch all the drama of a high school show choir club on Tuesday. St. Thomas of Aquinas Middle School presents the musical Glee at the Memorial Centre at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available at the centre, the school office located at 3821 39th St. or from any participating Glee student. For more information, call 403-3468951.

JAMAICAN CHURCH FUNDRAISER Friends and supporters of Generations Church in Red Deer will be having their final fundraiser garage sale on June 7. All proceeds go to Generations Church in Jamaica. Items from former sales will be on site as well as new objects such as furniture, small appliances and household trappings. You can also “stuff a bag of clothing” for $10 or “fill a bag with books” for $5. The sale takes place at 6 Scott St. in Red Deer. For more information, call Dwayne Hillman at 403-598-3021.

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Drivers sought for cancer patients BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteer driver program for Central Alberta Cancer Centre patients is ready and waiting for people who need rides. Fourteen drivers have been available since early March, but only two patients have been driven back and forth from the newly expanded cancer centre in Red Deer. Kim Matthews, team lead volunteer driver program co-ordinator, said it’s likely that many patients living in Red Deer do not know that the service is available to them, as well as patients in the surrounding communities of Lacombe, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail, and the rural area. “We’re here and really want to assist wherever we can, for sure. What we need now is clients to drive,” Matthews said. “I have no doubt that once the communities are aware that we’re driving, the demand is going to go up for our services.” Rides are free to patients, with no cap on the number of times they can use the

service to access treatment at the cancer centre. Patients must be mobile to get in and out of vehicles with minimal assistance. They can bring small walkers but wheelchairs are not allowed as volunteers use their own vehicles. Volunteer drivers are available Monday to Friday, from 8:15. a.m. to 4 p.m., except for statutory holidays and over Christmas. Only extremely hazardous weather will keep the drivers off the roads. Matthews said the program helps take stress off patients because they don’t have to worry about getting to their treatments or paying for parking while they are there. “For radiation treatment, they need to go every day for a period of anywhere from four to six weeks and that can get taxing on both the families as well as the pocketbook.” She said the program is still looking to add a few more drivers to the roster. Volunteers must undergo a criminal record check and a full day of training and hospital orientation so they know where to take patients. They must have a reliable vehicle. They are reimbursed for mileage.

Keep the noise down: RCMP Every summer, Red Deer RCMP receive thousands of noise complaints, and they would like to remind residents that tickets and fines can be issued for loud parties or vehicles. Police are asking people to be mindful of the impact their behaviour has on others with regard to noise. RCMP Cpl. Leanne Molzahn said in a release that the RCMP realize some level of noise is part of being in a city and now that the temperature is rising, people want to open their windows to let fresh air in. However, this also lets noise flow freely, which can be a problem. “A little neighbourly courtesy can go a long way to making the summer an enjoyable, conflict-free time for everyone,” said Molzahn. “Just remember that your right to make noise ends at the point where it infringes on your neighbours’ right to enjoy their yard or get a decent night’s sleep.” For vehicles, the most common noise complaints include revving at intersections and accelerating too quickly, which creates excessive vehicle noise. Police said other common complaints include vehicles with unreasonably loud stereos or with modified

exhaust systems that can be heard for blocks. Under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, it is prohibited to operate a motor vehicle in an unduly disturbing manner between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The offence carries a fine of $115. Loud music and conversation at house parties are also complaints that abound during the summer. Police can issue tickets under the Red Deer Community Standards Bylaw, which says that no person shall cause or permit any noise that annoys or disturbs the peace of any other person, or allow property they own or control to be used in a manner that annoys or disturbs the peace of any other person. The bylaw permits for escalating fines starting at $250 for the first offence, $500 for the second and $750 for the third. Police said habitual offenders may also be charged with mischief under the Criminal Code of Canada. Police say noise complaints should be reported to the Red Deer RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575. It is not appropriate to call 911 for noise complaints; that line is for emergencies only. Anyone calling to report a vehicular noise complaint should include a licence plate so the RCMP can investigate.

Patients and potential volunteers can call toll-free 1-855-477-8998. Central Alberta Cancer Centre’s new building at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has been open to patients for six months. The new facility, four times the size of its former location, has brought radiation treatment to Central Alberta so most cancer patients no longer have to travel to Edmonton or Calgary. It will serve breast, lung, prostate, bladder and gastrointestinal cancer patients, as well as palliative patients with bone pain or other chronic discomforts who need symptom relief. Those suffering from head and neck cancers or pediatrics cases will still have to make the journey to Edmonton or Calgary. Already 125 patients have completed radiation therapy since the facility opened and 20 to 25 patients per day have been treated on the medical day unit that has treatment areas for chemotherapy. In 2012, about 1,600 cancer patients received chemotherapy in Red Deer. The new centre expects to provide radiation to 600 patients a year.

Tax deadline looms for city property Tax notices are in the mail and property owners have until June 30 to pay their bills. Property owners are encouraged to pay early to ensure their payment is processed on time and to avoid late penalties. Those who choose to pay property taxes in one lump sum can do so in person with a City Hall cashier or by dropping payment off in an envelope in the City Hall night deposit boxes on the east and west sides of the building. The last day for in-person payments at City Hall is June 30 by 4:30 p.m. If you choose to pay using Internet banking or in-person banking, residents are encouraged to check with their financial institutions for cut-off and processing times. The June 30 deadline does not apply to property owners who are enrolled in the city’s Tax Instalment Plan (TIP) as of June 15. Property owners can join TIP by filling out an application. Details are available from the Revenue and Assessment Services Department on the fourth floor of City Hall or online at www. There is a six per cent pen-

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alty on the outstanding property taxes owing if you miss the deadline. For example, if $2,000 is left unpaid after the due date, a penalty of six per cent or $120 is applied to the account. Property owners who have their mortgage provider pay their property taxes as part of their mortgage agreement should review their tax notice to make sure the company responsible to make the payment is identified correctly. If this information is inaccurate, it is the property owner’s responsibility to contact the mortgage company and have it corrected. For property owners aged 65 and older, the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government. For more information, call the Alberta Supports Contact line at 1-877-644-9992. Contact Revenue and Assessment Services at 403-342-8126 if you have not received your 2014 Property Tax Notice by June 6. More information about property assessment and taxation is available at




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Palestinian refugees hope Pope’s visit will highlight their plight BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pope Francis will spend less than half an hour in this Palestinian refugee camp during a jam-packed Holy Land tour this weekend, but residents hope even a brief visit will shine a light on what they say is their forgotten plight. Some 190,000 of the West Bank’s 2.4 million Palestinians live in refugee camps and face tougher conditions — including higher unemployment and overcrowding — than their neighbours in towns and villages. Many feel increasingly neglected by the Palestinian self-rule government and the United Nations agency responsible for their welfare. Resentment can be seen in the rise in stone-throwing protests by camp youths and a recent two-month strike of thousands of local employees of the U.N. aid agency demanding higher wages. Underlying the discontent is fear of open-ended limbo. Israelis and Palestinians remain far apart on a solution for the refugees who were forced or driven out in the war over Israel’s 1948 creation and today, along with their descendants, make up more than 5 million people scattered across the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Last month, another round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks ended in failure. “Through time, the suffering in the camps has grown,” said Ishaq al-


Natteti, 66, who was only a few days old when his family was uprooted from what is now Israel and has spent his life in Dheisheh, a camp of 13,000 people near Bethlehem. “There no return to our homes and land, no real life, no space, no jobs, no services, no economy.” The pope will visit a Dheisheh community centre for about 20 minutes on Sunday and will meet dozens of children from three camps. Francis said Wednesday that his visit to Jordan, Israel and the West Bank is “strictly religious,” tempering expectations that he might take sides in the Mideast conflict. Israelis and Palestinians have being trying to harness the pilgrimage to highlight rival narratives. Some argued that Christianity cannot ignore one of the world’s most entrenched refugee problems. “Truly, the Palestinian refugees are the dispossessed of the earth, a people languishing in exile,” said Chris Gunness of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. “There cannot be peace in the Holy Land until they are delivered from their dispossession and exile”. The pontiff will meet the refugee children at Dheisheh’s Phoenix Center, which hosts workshops and weddings and also offers a library and a computer centre. A meeting hall has been decorated with large posters illustrating Dheisheh’s history, including dusty streets with donkey carts in the 1950s and a tall chain-link fence that blocked


off the camp in the 1980s to prevent stone-throwers from striking Israeli cars. “The children will tell the pope about the tough reality they have grown up in the camp and their dreams of returning to the villages and cities of their families in Israel,” said Ahed Eid, manager of the centre. In Palestinian public discourse, a large-scale return is seen as the main goal. Israel vehemently objects, saying this would dilute its Jewish majority. Palestinian leaders say each refugee has the right to choose where to live, including in a future Palestinian state. The Palestinians want to set up such a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Restive refugees with little to lose have been at the forefront of confrontations with Israeli forces since the first uprising against Israeli occupation in the 1980s. Teens routinely throw stones at Israeli troops or at cars with Israeli license plates passing near the camps, though during an armed uprising that started in 2000 some also resorted to guns and bombs. Israeli forces respond with tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets — and at times live fire. Violence dropped in recent years, though UNRWA said this week that there has been a sharp rise in the number of Palestinian refugees killed and wounded by Israeli troops, attributing this to an increase in the use of force by Israel.

Sunday Freedom Seekers in concert at Gaetz Memorial United Church, May 25, 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and free for those under 12 years. Enjoy a variety of music with family and friends. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Gaetz Kids programs and Youth Scholarship Fund. Wednesday Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy the Sounds of Grace Quartet. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311. Upcoming events Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of Sunnybrook United Church will be held on June 14, 7 p.m. with a special program in the Sanctuary with refreshments to follow, and on June 15, 10 a.m. for Worship Service with guest speaker Rev. Stewart Hewlett with birthday cake to follow. Contact 403-347-6073 or Vacation Bible School at First Christian Reformed Church will be offered July 7 to 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for children four years of age to those entering Grade 6. The theme is Son Treasure Island. Activities include Bible stories, games, crafts, singing, puppet plays. For information, call 403-346-5659. Preregister online at http://firstchristianreddeer. org/ or on the first morning of vacation Bible School. The African Children’s Choir will perform on June 6, 7 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. Donations accepted at the door. For more information call Lydia at 403-347-9600.

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SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

Top: Warshirt for the Earth is a mixed media piece by First Nations artist Joane Cardinal-Schubert, who attended and graduated from high school in Red Deer. The piece, among many others by the artist, is on display at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Bottom: Crowfoot and Victoria: Crown of Thorns is a charcoal on paper piece by Cardinal-Schubert.

A keeper of her culture BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer-raised artist Joane Cardinal-Schubert began depicting symbols of her aboriginal heritage at a time when native artwork was experiencing a sort of rebirth in Canada. The Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo ‘67 in Montreal drew much mainstream fascination — yet many still considered the drawings, paintings and sculptures on display to be craft rather than art. Cardinal-Schubert, the sister of renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, spent much of her life challenging this notion through her creation of thoughtful multi-media pieces that addressed themes of race, history and politics through a window of personal experience. A career perspective of the Central Alberta artist, who died at age 67 of cancer in 2009, can be seen at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. In the exhibit, viewers can discern CardinalSchubert’s sense of social justice and desire to speak up for those who are marginalized in society, said Kim Verrier, the museum’s co-ordinator of visitor experience. Her art sought to reclaim First Nations stereotypes and highlight the “power, sophistication and beauty of aboriginal culture.”

There was a truth and authenticity about the way she depicted petroglyph horses, Sundance posts and buffaloskin warshirts because her works were clearly rooted in her own view of the world. “I see myself as a keeper of my culture,” wrote Cardinal-Schubert, whose paintings and prints are in private and pubic collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada. “(My work) is about who I am. I paint about the processes I go through in life. Otherwise I can’t paint.” The artist’s concern for the treatment of First Nations people was often expressed through provocative subject matter. For instance, in her large painting on paper Convent Series: I Did Not Have Dolls Like These, Cardinal-Schubert colourfully portrays the traditional leather and beadwork dolls that aboriginal children might have played with before being sent to residential schools. “She really draws you in with her imagery,” said Verrier, pointing out the politically charged work, Crowfoot & Victoria, Crown of Thorns. It features charcoal portraits of Queen Victoria and Chief Crowfoot, the signatory of Treaty 7 on behalf of the Blackfoot Nation.

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Blended: actors grow up but jokes don’t Blended Two stars (out of four) Rated: PG-13

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BY STEPHANIE MERRY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions churns out some of the most idiotic comedies to land on the big screen. To wit: Last year’s Grown Ups 2 was one of the worst movies since 2012’s That’s My Boy, which was at least slightly better than Razzie winner Jack and Jill, from 2011. Compared to its forebears, the romantic comedy Blended looks like Annie Hall. Of course, the bar is low. But when the fire alarm started ringing an hour into a recent screening of the movie and the whole audience had to file out to the street, just about everyone appeared to return for the final hour. So that’s something.

Sixteen years since Sandler starred opposite Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer and a decade since they starred together in 50 First Dates, the pair have grown up, even if the comedy hasn’t. They play Jim and Lauren, two single parents who go on a disastrous blind date. Not only does Jim take Lauren to Hooters and drain her beer while she’s in the bathroom, but he only pays for his half of the tab. Worse, he beats Lauren to the punch getting an “emer-

gency” call halfway through the date, which was exactly the exit strategy she was planning. Basically, Jim is a schlubby Mr. Darcy, antagonizing Lauren only to potentially win her over later, when the two, each with their children, coincidentally end up on the same African safari vacation for Brady Bunch-esque blended families. There are a lot of misses when it comes to the comedy, whether it’s seeing rhinos mid-coitus or the recurring gag of Lauren carrying one of her sleeping sons to bed and slamming his head into door jambs. One extended scene involving crocodiles seems to exist solely so Sandler can say he got so scared he made a “zebra stripe” in his underwear. One of the most dependable jokes comes courtesy of Terry Crews: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star plays a spirited and muscled resort troubadour who shows up singing at the oddest moments, always with a huge group of backup singers. Blended is more successful when it

lets itself be sentimental. Jim’s middle daughter, Espn (Emma Fuhrmann) — pronounced “Espin,” her namesake is the television network — talks constantly to her dead mother, even saving seats for Jim’s late wife at the breakfast table. And his youngest daughter, Lou (the adorable Alyvia Alyn Lind), is in such desperate need of a mom figure, she latches onto Lauren the moment they meet. But the filmmakers, including director Frank Coraci (who also did The Wedding Singer), seem terrified to dwell in sensitive territory for too long. Each sweet moment is inevitably punctuated by some in-your-face joke that’s at least as stupid as the preceding moments were heartfelt. Blended has other problems, too, including some faulty editing and a typically predictable finale. But there are some genuinely sweet and funny moments, which are more than enough to exceed expectations. Stephanie Merry is a syndicated Washington Post movie critic.

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after artist Paul Gauguin moved out of the house they had shared, and Van Gogh is mourning the break in their relationship, Jones said. “I think this still life, of all the still lives, is the most Gauguin-like in terms of the pallete, the symbolism. ... I can’t help but wonder, looking at this, if Paul Gauguin’s presence isn’t being very much felt in this painting.” The Mellon family already released 48 other artworks during Rachel Mellon’s lifetime, including Van Gogh’s painting “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers” in December. Most of the museum’s Van Gogh works will be displayed together in June. The Mellon acquisitions were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, with many brought back from France. Most works kept in their Upperville, Virginia, estate haven’t been seen since a 1966 exhibition of the Mellon Collection. Other highlights include one of Monet’s earliest known paintings, “Still Life with Bottle, Carafe, Bread and Wine” from 1862-1863 and a large, colorful painting by Degas titled “The Riders,” depicting a group of jockeys on horseback. The collection includes 12 oil sketches by Georges Seurat, who died young and did not have a large body of work. Now, combined with four other paintings by Seurat and a drawing, the museum has one of the most significant U.S. collections of his work, Jones said.

Both heads are bound together by a single spiky circlet, symbolizing the thorny relationship that exists between the Crown and aboriginal people. Her watercolour Last of the One Thousand depicts an emaciated buffalo, ribs painfully exposed. Text inside the painting reads: “with apologies to Charles Russell” — the American artist who painted idealized images of the old West, including buffalo hunts. Cardinal-Schubert’s self-portrait, done as a wood-block print, features the irregular rectangular border of a postage stamp and several maple leafs — another reoccurring symbol in her work. There are also often religious or spiritual undertones — either overt, as in the abstract piece God Blessed the Seventh Day, or subliminal, as in Night Blanket: Blue Series — a powerfully serene depiction of a twilight sky over a silhouette of mountains. Verrier believes the strength of Cardinal-Schubert’s art often lies in its simplicity. Her print on paper Alberta Landscape depicts exactly what the title implies — all the artist used is a block of red plaid, representing a farmer’s shirt, the tan shape of a working man’s hat, and a grey-blue expanse, portraying both sky and the metallic windmills that used to run farm water pumps. Cardinal-Schubert tells her own life story in a short video that runs along with the exhibit. She spoke of being born in the Crowsnest Pass in 1942 to a father from the Kainai Nation, (or Blood Tribe) and a mother of German descent. Her parents moved to Red Deer to give their eight children a better future, and for some years owned and ran a four-star motel at Gaetz Avenue and 34th Street. While always creative as a child, Cardinal-Schubert recalled it took her father’s influence to get her into art school. She remembered her dad promising her a trip to the mountains, but instead pulling up in front of the Calgary registrar’s office of the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1962. She finished that three-year program, and later also graduated with a bachelor degree in fine arts after attending the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. The artist wrote about consciously changing her style after being told she painted like Gauguin as a student. “I wanted to do something that was mine . . . I started thinking about who I and my family were. I am the total of all the learning that’s been passed down to me from generation to generation . . .” Her goal was to speak to viewers in images: “Words are just not suitable tools to explain vision, but I would say that I am trying to capture moments seen and remembered by myself and the viewer . . . when time seems to stand still and certain circumstances gel in the mind . . .” The travelling exhibit of Cardinal-Schubert’s works from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts continues to show at the Red Deer museum until June 18.

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This image provided by the National Gallery of Art shows Winslow Homer’s The Flirt, which has been transferred to the National Gallery of Art from the estate of Paul Mellon. Paintings, sculptures and other works are among 110 objects bequeathed to the museum from the estate of museum benefactor Mellon after his death in 1999.

WASHINGTON — Rarely seen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas are among an impressive collection of 62 artworks that have been transferred to the National Gallery of Art after being held for decades in a private estate, the museum said Thursday. The paintings, sculptures and other works are among 110 objects bequeathed to the museum from the estate of museum benefactor Paul Mellon after his death in 1999. They remained in the care of his widow, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, at their Virginia home until her death in March. A major highlight of the bequest is Van Gogh’s painting “Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves,” which now joins the museum collection and will be put on display beginning June 7. Acquiring any Van Gogh is cause for celebration, said curator Kimberly Jones, but this one is particularly important. It was created in a tumultuous moment in the artist’s life during a brief time between hospitalizations after Van Gogh’s mental breakdown in 1888, when he cut off part of his ear. As an artwork, it’s “a real knockout,” Jones said. “It’s this very emotionally wrought period of time”



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Scoot Woods brings Don Messer tribute to Sunnybrook United A rollicking tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee will be delivered live in Red Deer by renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods and his band. The two-hour performance will take place on Thursday at Sunnybrook United Church. Multiple Grand Master fiddling champion Wood will depict Messer, while Cape Breton tenor Tommy Leadbeater will portray his featured performer, “singing lumberjack” Charlie Chamberlain. Both entertainers were a longtime staples of Don Messer’s Jubilee, one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history. It was broadcast by CBC Television nationwide from 1957 until 1969. The Red Deer show will also feature the velvet vocals of Lynda Lewis, as singer Marg Osborne, and award-winning guitarist and bassist Bruce Timmins. A fast-paced and uplifting performance for all ages is promised, so get set for some old-time fiddle music, lively step dancing, trick fiddling (Wood is known for his mid-show acrobatics), and familyfriendly humour.

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HOROSCOPES VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There will be a deep need for an intimate connection with others today. The energy you have put into creating a safe space and your proper values is now paying off. Past relationships can now get a boost of love and tenderness to them. Share and communicate love now! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Others in your life will now offer you the most lovely of interactions and you will be more than ever willing to reciprocate these loving interactions with them. You seem to be on the same wavelength as them now and it will encourage a deeper bond to be established. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Those on your daily routine will be very encouraging towards you now. Perhaps you have to let go of some fear in relation to your health. They will encourage you to discuss your issues, to let go of the fears so that you are better able to take positive actions in the future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Interactions while pursuing pleasure activities will be highlighted today. Take the time to consider another’s point of view as this will lead to more laughter and better overall happiness in the future with them. Good day

to reignite the flames of love with that person! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Interactions with family members that could have gone off course for a little bit are now being smoothed over. They simply wanted you to see their view on health and the overall details of daily life that you might have neglected in the past. All in all, it will be a cheerful day! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It is a wonderful day to express yourself exactly how you want to — perhaps through art, or simply, just expressing your point of view. Today will mark a time when past issues with siblings and children will be smoothed over as you can now see their point of view. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The better able you are to express your values and surround yourself with those who share the same understandings, the more cheerful and optimistic today will be. If you have had difficulties with those significant relationships in your life, today will help bring you closer. Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

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SATURDAY, MAY 24 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Patti Labelle, 69; Priscilla Presley, 68; Will Sasso, 38 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: There is a great opportunity to build your life just as you want it to go today. Focus on the larger perspective now. Long term financial improvements will be most promising and will herald a new era for you personally, as you look into your legacy and how your life will go from now on. Work with others who you trust and all will move forward just as you planned! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this year will mark a LARISA MAIRA time when you will OZOLINS be more likely to make long term investments and they will pay off big time! There is such a tremendous focus on your aspirations and dreams now, take the time to make them happen! There is a great opportunity to apply the lessons of the past and create a wonderful new reality for you! ARIES (March 21-April 19): There’s great support from your family and those within your home. Use this time to make those concrete changes you need to make in order to find that true balance you seek. Your efforts are paying off and you will feel much better soon! Take that leap of faith! TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Optimistic feelings and communication will get you everywhere today! Steady plans with that significant relationship will lead to more opportunities for you in the future. Truth be told, you feel very good about business partnerships now as well! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Actions that you take today towards projects and health regime will pay off for you with flying colors! Your energy is getting back to full speed now and this can only help you move towards greater inner joy now! Discipline will be the key to creating the resources you want! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your ability to have fun and trust the natural flow of romance has truly taught you to become more and more optimistic and fun! Through encouraging other individuals you’ve truly become that authority figure with selfexpression. Make exciting plans and keep them! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stable home life is just what you deserve after a long period of time of feeling unnerved and unsettled. Steady, long term investments are best when shared with family and those who will be part of your family. Slow and steady wins the race and so does an open, optimistic mind! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There is clear thinking for you with regards to your aspirations, dreams and friends. Perhaps after a long period of time your ambitions are paying off, or simply you now have the proper discipline to achieve your goals. Your friends will be a warm source of encouragement! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You optimistic attitude is being felt by others now. Try your hand at working steadily towards long lasting financial investments for yourself. There is a tremendous amount of growth potential for you on a public level. It is your time to inspire others by your actions! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today you will definitely be seen as the authority figure that you would like to be. Starting any publishing projects and working with foreigners will figure prominently for you today. Take the time to make the effort to share your wisdom with others, they will appreciate it! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A disciplined mind will get you everywhere, but so will the support and encouragement of others. Those you have a deep connection with will be there to offer advice and encouragement now. Listen to them, they will help you see life through a new perspective and grow! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There will be great support for you from others. Your dreams are within reach, energy levels return and you are seeing results which makes you extremely happy. Take the time to hang out with friends and enjoy the day, inspirations will be all around! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There is great potential for you to

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Breaking up can be the most loving thing to do Dear Harlan, I am 20 years old and have spent Don’t feel guilty or regretful. But do expect to feel the past six and a half years with my high-school sad, scared and lonely. This doesn’t mean you need sweetheart and best friend. He is a really to run back to him for the rest of your life amazing person and so good to me. How— it means you need to learn how to love ever, recently I feel as if I need a break or yourself so you can decide if you want something. Next fall I will be heading to him and this relationship for the rest of the main campus of a state college, and he your life. will be staying at Penn State Altoona. At Dear Harlan, It has been five months first I was sad about being away from him, and I’m still conducting my non-dating exbut it actually has turned into a little bit periment. I’m not just single, but happily of anxiousness and excitement — I know single. I have new hobbies, graduated, that sounds horrible. I just feel like we are got a great job and I’m doing things that growing apart and want different things I never could get a boyfriend to do with out of life. I feel very disconnected from me. I have started mountain biking, gone him. The hard part is that I know that he camping, rode my street bike more, hung truly loves me and would do anything for out with some hippies who live in vans me and would never hurt me. In all of the at the coolest bike shop on the planet, years that we have been together, I never and consequently find that I spend less HARLAN noticed other guys —but this semester money single than when I was dating or COHEN I did, which just added to the confusion in a relationship (even with all of the already going on inside my head. It’s not traveling). I even applied for jobs around that I even am interested in this other guy, the world because I was no longer feeling but it just freaked me out a little that I guilty about leaving someone behind and even noticed him. My parents are divorced, which I was able to accept an amazing job that will have me think makes me nervous about commitment because traveling the world without worry that a relationship I don’t want to be in their shoes. Do you think it’s will end as a result of a demanding job. With all of right to take a break so that both of us could see what the free time that I never had when I was dating, I else is out there, considering all we know is each oth- have been able to transform my body into something er and have become very comfortable with that? — O that I am excited to put into a thong and check out Dear O, You’re FREE. in the mirror everyday. I have had time to work on Wait. This is going to be hard, but it’s the most lov- a blog about my cycling adventures and epiphaing thing to do for yourself, your boyfriend and this nies, along with some ranting about the popularity relationship. Here’s the reasoning — your boyfriend of the thigh gap. Of course, it wasn’t easy. The first has been your No. 1 source of love and confidence month was pure hell, the second even harder, but by since you were 14 years old. You’ve done the same month three, I was starting to enjoy myself. Now at for him. He’s always been there for you. You’ve al- five months single, I can’t even tolerate the thought ways been there for him. Taking a break means hav- of dating , just the idea of it makes my stomach all ing time to stand on your own two feet as individuals. twisty. I have to say that during my most lovelorn It’s time to figure out who you are and what you want. of days I believed that women, like my current self,





really were just hiding some massive sadness, contempt and anger, or were just sociopaths under their cool, happy exteriors. Though I will admit my current state of excessive don’t-give-a-damn possibly is just a touch sociopathic, I can say that the sadness, contempt and anger have passed and I am thrilled to be able to be exactly who and what I want to be. I am so happy with this singleness that someone would have to find a way to bring me more fun, excitement and peace of mind than my mountain bike does if the person ever wanted to date me. Considering how much I love my mountain bike, that’s going to be a tough sell. Despite not dating, my “getting naked” experiment continues to remind me to take risks, push harder, be better and surround myself with nontoxic people whose presence propels me further toward success, rather than holding me back. It also helps to keep me getting out into new rooms and meeting new and interesting people so that I do not become a hermit to whom the highlight of the week is a new “Grey’s Anatomy” episode (even though that is one of the many highlights of my week). So to Harlan, whose advice I have pondered, sneered at, mocked, laughed at, cried and threw a fit over, ignored and in the end even returned to, thanks for providing some common sense and sanity to the dating, love and life advice industry. You’re one cool dude. — Intentionally Single Dear Intentionally Single, First, don’t call me “dude.” Second, don’t get too comfortable. I know you’re scared of going back to the old you and getting hurt, but that’s not you. Because you’re not the same person, dating will not be the same. Prepare to open up your life to new possibilities. Don’t get too comfortable, dude. Love is just around the bend in the road. Write Harlan at harlan(at) or visit online: All letters submitted become property of the author.






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Bathing beauty COLIN AND JUSTIN REVEAL THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE BATHROOM IN THEIR COTTAGE Hard to believe it’s the After ruling out a curtain same space, huh? Created (too fussy, we concurred, for from the shell of a previously such tailored aesthetics) and dowdy wash zone a swing door (its — whose style gene articulation would had long since been have interfered flushed — we abwith the WC) we solutely love this settled on a fixed transformation, glass screen, which even if we say so was secured on inourselves. visible fixings by The bathroom, the team at Access as we found it, howGlass (http://accessever, bore all the allure of a two-star B&B. But we knew we could set the COLIN & designer record JUSTIN Our best advice straight. We could is to rework only see the potential. those pieces that And of course we are truly worth savlove a challenge! Working against us was the ing. There’s little point, after fact that Cherri and David, all, expending energy if your with whom we purchased the subject is wobbly or riddled cottage, had differing opinions with rot. For these pieces, as far as function was con- we advise careful dispatch to cerned. This bathroom, you landfill or your nearest dumpsee, is theirs (ours, downstairs, ster. Next, decide on ‘identity.’ is based upon a decommissioned New York bomb shel- A TV unit, inherited as part ter and boasts an entirely dif- of our cottage chattels, was ferent aesthetic) and while Sir surplus to requirements — hoped we could squeeze in a downstairs, certainly — so we shower, Madame’s heart was hauled it upstairs where its set on a soaker tub. So we set height and shape made it the ideal candidate to become a to work. sink vanity in our dramatic bathroom conversion. Using the template that came with the drop in sink, we marked out where we wanted The existing paper was be- the sink to sit and, using a Milginning to peel away from the waukee cordless jig saw, we walls so its removal was a no cut the hole. Tip: you’ll find brainer. battery charged tools way easIn this regard, we whipped ier to operate as there are no it off — along with the mouldy trailing cables to consider. drywall lurking behind — and Next, starting with rough installed specialist moisture and then medium grade paresistant plasterboard to pro- per, we sanded everything tect against subsequent damp carefully. The rough grade issues. loosened — and ultimately reAfter two coats of Benjamin moved — the varnish, while Moore Revere Pewter (satin is the medium paper smoothed particularly durable in mois- the timber surface in preparature prone rooms) the walls tion for painting. — and woodwork — were comBefore re colouring our plete. Come on — it’s not rock- emerging bathroom beauty, et science, but just look at the we dusted it off carefully, vacdifference, post titillation. uumed all surfaces thoroughly and then washed it down carefully with soap and water. When thoroughly dry, it was ready for the next leg of its reShort on space for a shower storative journey. stall, we positioned the new Colour wise, we decreed bath, a gorgeous deep soaker that Benjamin Moore Iron by American Standard, toMountain would be perfect: wards the right hand side. This the deep grey works well as enabled us to anchor a masa bridge between the timber sive rainfall showerhead, elfloor and the white sink. We evated from the wall, to drain advise using satinwood or perfectly into the bath below. gloss finish — these options Cladding everything in Caesimply have far better watersarstone (www.caesarstone. proofing qualities. And don’t ca) supplied and fitted by The rush — build up several light House Of Granite (www.thecoats, rather than one heavy resulted application: a little patience in a seamless vision with disat this stage promotes better play area and handy towel colouration and durability. storage ‘pocket’ secreted to Hoorah! At last we were on the left. the home run; after adding a When tackling a project new chrome knob we called in like this, it’s imperative to the professionals to do their work with a good fabricator. bit. House of Granite (as beOur chap produced paper temfore) cut a Caesarstone top plates to fit the awkward ceiland our contractor dropped in ing lines and the results speak the Town Square sink and taps for themselves. by American Standard. The composite results, we hope, are well worth our team’s invested effort. All in all, it’s fair to report, We debated several options to protect against water the bathroom has been to hell and back, but blimey; with a splash. little love — and a smattering



Our best advice is to rework only those pieces that are truly worth saving. There’s little point, after all, expending energy if your subject is wobbly or riddled with rot.


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Top: Short on space for a shower stall, we positioned the new bath towards the right hand side. This enabled us to anchor a massive rainfall showerhead to drain perfectly into the bath below. Right: The bathroom, as we found it, however, bore all the allure of a two-star B&B. of Highland Hocus Pocus — it’s been pulled from the brink of decorative despair. Awash with style, it’s now the perfect place for David to wet it and forget it in a quick shower, or for Cherri to pour a glass of bubbly and then dip and sip in a long, languid bath. Happy clients? And happy coowners, into the bargain. Result! 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.,,


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Bringing colour to the backyard


HOUSE TO HOME Dear Debbie: Our urban backyard is ‘fenced off’ by a concrete wall. It looks rather bleak. We love colour and wonder if painting the concrete would be a mistake. It would cheer up the garden. Thanks. — Monica Dear Monica: There are so many ways to bring colour to your backyard. Of course, nature is inspiring with all the brilliant blooms of spring and summer. But for a year-round solution, why not paint that wall? It’s easy to paint over exterior brick, stucco or concrete. Clean the surface with water and let dry for a day or two. Look for a high-quality exterior water-based paint that is designed for this purpose, such as a porch and patio paint. Some come with primer mixed in so you simply roll on one coat, two coats if there are deep crevices. These paints can be mixed to the shade of your choice so here’s where you can satisfy your craving for colour. A blazing terra cotta orange will brighten up the dullest winter day and resonates under the brilliant summer sun. The side yard shown here has a Venetian sensibility set up with the timeless, classic styling of wrought aluminum deep seating by Hauser. With hundreds of fabrics from which to choose, you can layer more shades in your garden with colourful upholstery, or go with the fresh purity of white that makes a sophisticated contrast amidst all the colour. Wooden fences, decks, shade roofs and pergolas are also surfaces to colour. Match up paint with an exterior

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Top: Hauser’s colourful lanterns light up the backyard with sassy appeal. Right: Cheer up your outdoor living space with bright paints and stains designed for exterior applications. wood stain to unify the garden boundaries. You can also accessorize your exterior living space with dashes of colour. Hauser’s lime and orange torches are a great way to illuminate your backyard. Simply fill the canisters with citronella oil. Planters constructed of wood or metal can be painted in summer fresh designs, such as bold stripes. This is an easy DIY project that gives your space a personal touch. Or look for colourful fabric planters at Hauser ( or your neighbourhood garden store. When you are finished brightening up your backyard, you’ll never want to leave it. Dear Debbie: I have a Cape Cod style home that needs lots of work. I’ve completed most of the exterior and am looking

for guidance on how to decorate the interior in keeping with this style. What do you suggest? — Steven Dear Steven: These homes, typically one to one and a half storeys, were originally designed to best protect the settlers in New England from the brutal winter weather. Low ceilings and large central chimneys helped to keep out the chill. The steeply pitched roofs prevented snow from accumulating, and shutters held back the wind. Inside, wainscoting was applied in most of the rooms, a feature that is still popular today. Interior doors, cabinets, mantels and crown mouldings are typically painted white, fresh and clean beside walls decorated in seaside shades of blue, sand and some red.

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Extending indoors to the outdoors BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — With the sun shining and weather warming up, most homeowners want to spend more time outside on their patios and decks. But instead of just putting up an umbrella and calling it a day, Larry Myers recommends homeowners consider their outdoor space as an extension of their interior. Myers, designer and owner of Victoria’s Alfresco Living Design, says his philosophy when it comes to creating outdoor living spaces is seeing a patio or deck that looks like any other room in the house. “I think there should be very smooth transitions and continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces,” says Myers. “There should be efficiency and good flow to support people moving and navigating between the spaces.” Whether it is a smaller condo deck or a large home patio, Myers starts by looking inside for how someone has chosen to lay out the interior and the views of windows to the outside. “I look at the interior decor and the residential architecture, and I try to bring those attributes that connect spaces from architectural to personal style,” he says. Regardless of the space, Myers says the main thing people overlook when creating their outdoor living space is the scale of the area. “The tendency for most people is to underscale,” he says. “People should look at scale and how things properly fit into the space, and I think that is one of the mistakes people usually make, is that they underscale.” Myers says people also don’t usually deal with the vertical spaces. “It’s about using the space to its fullest,” he says. Like Myers, Candace Mallette, landscape designer and owner of Candace Mallette Landscape and Garden Design in the Ottawa area, says homeowners should approach their backyard as they would a house by creating rooms that serve different functions. “Design your yard into rooms,” she says. “You could create an area where

For homeowners looking to create functional and beautiful outdoor living spaces, landscape designers recommend treating the exterior as you would the interior, incorporating design elements from rooms in the home. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

you’d barbecue, a service area tucked away that isn’t visually where you’d see with your clothes line and shed, and then maybe a patio for dining with a small reading area. If you put different rooms in your backyard that works really well.” While the actual design and layout of an outdoor space can be difficult, Mallette says one of the biggest concerns she addresses from homeowners is around privacy. The position and size of many residential lots means many homeowners are dealing with neighbours on either side, and Mallette says a raised deck can decrease privacy by creating the feeling that a homeowner is too exposed when they are enjoying their outdoor space. “One of the solutions we came up for clients with concerns about privacy is that we try to encourage them to go with a patio right down on the ground because you aren’t raised up feeling

like you’re on display,” she says. “A patio that is low to the ground also creates more of an intimate space. If the deck is already created and it is a large deck we do try to encourage people to do an easy fix like large planters in groups. Large tall tropical palms can almost create a screen or a wall that they can use.” Beautiful outdoor living spaces aren’t just limited to those with big backyards. David Amodeo, owner of Empire Landscaping and Garden Ser-

vices in Victoria, says any balcony or patio can be transformed into an outdoor oasis by adding a few things. “Lots of people like artificial grass so they can take their socks and shoes off,” he says. “Potted plants work very well on balconies. “Herb gardens, leafy greens, strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes are just a small sample of what food grows well on balconies provided it gets some sun, and even without any sun you can use hostas or ferns.”

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Solar blinds for more comfortable summers Question: Will solar blinds really keep my home cooler in summer? We have two large bay windows and I was looking at installing some Krumpers solar blinds or perhaps some awnings. I’m skeptical about the blinds since they still let heat inside the glass.

Answer: Your plan is a great way to reduce heat buildup during summer. And though I don’t have any personal experience with the blinds you’re thinking of, I expect they’ll help quite a bit. The research I’ve looked at with the Krumpers product impresses me. Your concern about heat still getting between the glass and the blinds probably won’t turn out to be an issue. The light colour of solar blinds will reflect energy back out again through the glass, but you don’t necessarily need to go ahead on mere ‘blind’ faith. Before you commit to buying, try simulating blinds by putting a sheet over your window temporarily during sunny weather. I think you’ll find it makes quite a difference, and proper blinds will make even more of a difference. Although most people don’t realize it, openable skylights with blinds offer another option for keeping houses cooler during the summer. Even homes with central air conditioning often still have upper rooms that are way too hot in the summer. A few operable skylights left open even an inch or two allow hot air to escape outside, enabling the air conditioner to do its job upstairs. The best solar skylights don’t require wiring and they can open and close electrically, either on schedule or manually. They also close automatically when the first drops of rain hit. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared tips for DIY and hands-on living since 1988. Follow Steve’s blog at


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Study finds bacteria in placenta may play role BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


WASHINGTON — Surprising new research shows a small but diverse community of bacteria lives in the placentas of healthy pregnant women, overturning the belief that fetuses grow in a pretty sterile environment. These are mostly varieties of “good germs” that live in everybody. But Wednesday’s study also hints that the make-up of this microbial colony plays a role in premature birth. “It allows us to think about the biology of pregnancy in different ways than we have before, that pregnancy and early life aren’t supposed to be these totally sterile events,” said lead researcher Dr. Kjersti Aagaard of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. We share our bodies with trillions of microbes — on the skin, in the gut, in the mouth. These communities are called our microbiome, and many bacteria play critical roles in keeping us healthy, especially those in the intestinal tract. A few years ago, the government’s Human Microbiome Project mapped what makes up these colonies and calculated that healthy adults cohabitate with more than 10,000 species. Healthy newborns pick up some from their mother during birth, different bugs depending on whether they were delivered vaginally or by C-section. What about before birth? There have been some signs that the process could begin in-utero.

But, “we have traditionally believed in medicine that the uterus is a sterile part of the human body,” said Dr. Lita Proctor of the National Institutes of Health, who oversaw the microbiome project. With the new research, “we realize that microbes may play a role even in fetus development,” added Proctor, who wasn’t involved in the work. “The results of this study now open up a whole new line of research on maternal and pediatric health.” Aagard’s team earlier had studied the microbiome of the vagina, and learned that its composition changes when a woman becomes pregnant. The puzzle: The most common vaginal microbes weren’t the same as the earliest gut bacteria that scientists were finding in newborns. What else, Aagaard wondered, could be “seeding” the infants’ intestinal tract? With colleagues from Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital, Aagaard analyzed 320 donated placentas, using technology that teases out bacterial DNA to evaluate the type and abundance of different microbes. The placenta isn’t teeming with microbes — it harbours a low level, Aagaard stressed. Among them are kinds of E. coli that live in the intestines of most healthy people. But to Aagaard’s surprise, the placental micro-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt standard dialysis machines for babies, but that can be risky since the devices can’t always be accurately tweaked. About 1 to 2 per cent of hospitalized infants have kidney problems that may require dialysis, which cleans toxins from the blood when the kidneys aren’t working. “Only a small number of (babies) need this treatment, but it could be life-saving,” said Dr. Heather Lambert, a pediatric kidney specialist and spokeswoman for Britain’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Lambert and colleagues at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle are working on a similar small dialysis device and other scientists have experimented with prototypes. The new mini-dialysis machine, meant for babies under 10 kilograms, was conceived by Dr. Claudio Ronco of the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy and colleagues. Just weeks after the machine was licensed last summer by European authorities, they got their first patient: a 3-day-old baby girl weighing about 3 kilograms with multiple organ failure. “Her parents had already reserved the funeral,” Ronco said. Instead, the baby was treated for nearly a month. She and her parents recently paid Ronco a visit. “The baby was crying like crazy because she was hungry, but she’s doing great,” Ronco said. The baby has mild kidney problems and needs vitamin D supplements but is otherwise growing normally, he said. Since then, about 10 other babies have been treated with the machine across Europe. The development of the dialysis machine and its first patient were described in a paper published online Thursday in the journal Lancet. The research was paid for by an Italian kidney advocacy group. The dialysis machines cost 35,000 euros and Ronco does not profit from their sales. “This is a pretty major advance for the smallest infants,” said Dr. Bethany Foster, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, who co-authored an accompanying commentary. “I can’t imagine the baby they (treated) would have survived with the current technology.” Foster emphasized that doctors should be cautious in deciding which babies to treat. “You have to be especially vigilant with very small babies because what you’re often doing amounts to heroic treatment,” Foster said. “We need to be careful that we don’t just do things because we can.”

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biome most resembled bacteria frequently found in the mouth, she reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The theory: Oral microbes slip into the mother’s bloodstream and make their way to the placenta. Why does the body allow them to stay? Aagaard said there appears to be a role for different microbes. Some metabolize nutrients. Some are toxic to yeast and parasites. Some act a bit like natural versions of medications used to stop preterm contractions, she said. In fact, among the 89 placentas that were collected after preterm births, levels of some of the apparently helpful bacteria were markedly lower, she said. Aagaard is beginning a larger study to explore the link, planning to analyze the oral and placental microbiomes of more than 500 pregnant women at risk of preterm birth.


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HASTIE Nov 3, 1936 to May 18, 2014 Bruce Jerald Hastie was born November 3, 1936 the 4th child of Norman and Mary Hastie and was raised on the family farm at Trochu. He started farming at a very young age after his father’s heart attack. On June 15, 1956 he married Norma Pierce from Pine Lake and from this union came five children: Nancy McIntyre of Edmonton, Sally (Brad) Inkster of Sylvan Lake, Earl (Brenda) Hastie of Trochu, Dean (Susan) Hastie of Trochu and Connie (John) Moldrup of Carbon. Bruce enjoyed time spent with the grandchildren, doing as most grandparents - playing, getting them wound up and then giving them back. He also built a barn for the grandkids as a teen age playhouse. The grandkids are Curtis (Leah) Inkster, Craig (Robin) Inkster, Conrad (Kandis) Inkster, Justin Hastie, Tyler Hastie, Ryan (Danny) Hastie, Sarah (Norris) Hogg, Dawn (Kurtis) Pieper, Joel Hastie, Brent Moldrup, Cody Moldrup and Shane Moldrup. He was not able to enjoy all the great-grandkids as much as he would have liked due to his health. They are Chloe, Austin and Logan Inkster, Evan and Lucas Inkster, Owen Inkster, Dayla Hastie, Kallie, Lizah and Emsley Hogg and Lillie Pieper. Bruce loved farming, whether it was raising broiler chickens, pigs, range cows and milk cows. He purchased the farm from his parents and then continued to expand the farm. Bruce loved umping baseball and softball games. He served as MD Councillor for 3 terms. He retired from the farm in 1999, prior to that Bruce and Norma travelled a lot enjoying what nature had to offer whether it be camping, hunting, fishing or seeing the world. Dad lost his life partner of 55 years, Norma on February 19, 2012. He was predeceased by brother’s Ken and Allan Hastie, sister Norma Bondar and brother in-law Harry Bondar. He is survived by his brother Tom, mom’s sisters Flo Guthrie, Beth (Orville) VanSlyke and brother Percy (Sandra) Pierce as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by Norma’s sister Alice and brother-in-law Don Guthrie. The family would like to extend a huge thank you to his dedicated friend Earl Hargraves and all the staff of Three Hills Long Term Care for everything they have done for Bruce over the last number of years. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trochu Community Centre with Pastor Nick Wasylowich officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., OLDS entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

MIDDAG Anton (Tony) July 7, 1930 - May 21, 2014 Tony was born July 7, 1930 in Nijverdal, The Netherlands, and passed away peacefully May 21, 2014 at Lacombe Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Johan and Gezina Middag, his beloved wife Henny, two brothers and one sister and one grandson Jeffry Bos. Tony attended school in Nijverdal, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 23 to start a new life there; leaving family and friends behind. He married Hendrika Kranenborg on September 10, 1954. They began their life together and started a family in Red Deer AB. In 1968 they moved to Lacombe where they raised their 5 children. He is survived by his children: Ina (Brian) Jackson, John (Kim) Middag, Shirley (John) Hiemstra, Allen Middag and Pat (Darrel) Johnston, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 5704-51 Avenue, Lacombe Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Renew Canada. 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8.. Condolences may be made through WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

MCKINNON Ronald Burgess July 17, 1926 - May 1, 2014 Ronald McKinnon passed away peacefully in hospital at Chilliwack, B.C. May 1. Ron was born in Red Deer July 17, 1926 to Port and Grace (Bower) McKinnon. He was raised in Clearview district, attended Olds College then worked pipeline over much of Canada and the US. He ended his working career in Red Deer. Ron was a very handy type and did machinery repairs for friends and neighbors. There wasn’t much he could not turn his hand to. He was a good gardener and especially appreciated trees. Ron is survived by his daughter Irene (Ron) Wilen, step daughter Sharon (Dave) Cherry, and step son Gordon (Pat) Samuel in B.C., his granddaughter Amanda (Jonathan) Willick, three great-granddaughters, Chelsea, Brooklyn and Charlotte in California, two brothers, Jim (Barbara) of Calgary, Hugh (May) of Penhold, many nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents and his ex-wife (Dora ). Ron was laid to rest in Horn Hill Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Jun. 7th, at the Penhold Community Church.

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SORENSEN Trystan 1995 - 2014 Trystan Alexander Duncan McCaughan Midgley Sorensen of Red Deer, Alberta passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the age of 18 years. Trystan was born on November 9, 1995 at Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Squamish, British Columbia and then Red Deer, Alberta. He was loved dearly by his family, his friends and the many lives he touched in his short life. He dreamed big, loved openly and selflessly and never thought twice to help someone in need. He received his General First Aid, was awarded Silver in work safety, successfully completed the Remote Responder Course; as well as completed a six year program and finished Leadership II YMCA and Air Cadets. Trystan will be deeply missed by his family and his friends and lives on in the heart of the lives he has touched. Trystan will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Amy Sorensen, his father, Harry Midgley, brother, Harry Jr., all his grandparents, Millie and Kaj Sorensen, Harry C. Midgley, Margaret Morrison Beck and Caryl-Louise Robinson, aunts, Beverly, Annette, Else and uncles, Jonathon, David, Richard and his many cousins; as well as close friends, Natasha, Josh, Tammy, Treyton; Keith and Danyelle and numerous others who will miss him deeply. Relatives and Friends are invited to come and pay their respects at a Visitation at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Trystan’s honor may be made directly to the YMCA; the DCD Foundation; the Children’s Hospitals; the S.P.C.A. or to the Lion’s Club. The Family would greatly appreciate any stories or photos of Trystan that you would like to bring and share. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

CRAWFORD Marilyn Arabella Marilyn Arabella Crawford of Bentley, AB passed away on January 14, 2014 at the age of 69. She was born on March 12, 1944 in Lucky Lake, SK to the late John and Tess Morrison. She is survived by her brother Ron, son Kerry, granddaughter Kaitlyn and grandson Connor. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Bentley Senior’s Drop in Center 4918-50 Ave on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation or the SPCA. Condolences may be forwarded to SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


KRIKKE On Friday, May 16, 2014, Hendrik (Henk) Krikke passed away in his sleep. Henk was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Winnie Krikke, and his brother Nick. He is survived by his brothers Bert (Lillian) and Eldon (Margaret); sisters Margaret (Charles) Webber and Annette (Paul) Forand; and many nieces and nephews. Henk was born on August 30, 1947, to his loving parents in Andijk, the Netherlands. The third of six children, Henk immigrated to Canada with his family in 1957. The family settled in Lacombe where Henk attended high school. Most of Henk’s adult years were spent in Central Alberta. Family and friends dearly miss Henk, a man known for his Christian faith, his sense of humour, his love of traditional country music, his passion for the steel guitar and his willingness to help others. For many years Henk volunteered at the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store in Red Deer. The family thanks Dr. Costigan, Dr. McKinnon and the staff at Centennial Centre in Ponoka for their compassionate and competent care. As well, the family is grateful to Pastor Bomhof and Henk’s church family at First Christian Reformed Church of Red Deer for their ongoing support, prayers, visits and phone calls during Henk’s chronic illness. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Henk Krikke to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta [] or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

ARNOLD Velma Jean May 16, 2014 Velma was born in Nanton, Alberta on December 2, 1924, the youngest of 4 children. She served in the army at headquarters in Ottawa during WWII. After the war Velma married Layton and they farmed a few miles northwest of Nanton until 1961. They moved to Wainwright, Edmonton and finally settled in Red Deer in 1973. They were married 56 years until Layton’s passing in 2002. Mom was always singing or humming and as a young woman was vocalist at many weddings and funerals. She was a joyful, easy going, friendly person and made close lifelong friends everywhere she lived. Mom will be greatly missed by her sister, Dora, her sons Ross (Carol), and Ken (Jo), grandchildren, Erin, Steven (Jackie), Natalie and Zain, great grandchildren, Tyler and Parker, and many nieces and nephews. Velma’s memorial will be at the Red Deer Legion, 2810 Bremner Avenue, May 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.


BAIK Helen 1966-2014 Helen Joan Baik of Sylvan Lake, passed away on May 22, 2014 at the age of 47 years. She will be dearly missed by her husband Mike and cherished daughter Brooklyn of Sylvan Lake; mother Lucy Idzi of Calgary; sister Anna Idzi of Calgary; mother-in-law Elsie Baik of Red Deer; sister-in-law Karen (Danny) Pellerin of Halifax, NS. Helen is predeceased by her father Adam and fatherin-law Ed. A special thank you to the Red Deer Hospice, Unit 32 and Cancer Unit of Red Deer Regional Hospital and all the doctors and nurses who cared for Helen through this journey and to AMA Travel for their continued support. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Ave. Red Deer, AB. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave., Red Deer, AB. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”


HANSON Eugene 1933 - 2014 Mr. Eugene Lorrie ‘Gene’ Hanson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Gene was born on January 13, 1933 in Ryder, North Dakota. At the age of two, he relocated to Mossbank, Saskatchewan; where he lived until he joined the CPR in 1951. Gene met his sweetheart Raeona in 1954, and they were married in 1956. After leaving the CPR, Gene owned the grocery store in Torquay, Saskatchewan for thirteen years. In 1977, they relocated to Red Deer, where Gene worked for Southland Corp. for twenty years. Gene tried retirement for three years and then joined National Oilwell for another five years. He has been retired ever since. Gene’s family was number one and when he wasn’t doing things for others; he would relax and read a good book. He will be greatly missed. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Raeona Hanson, his son, Doug (Cindy) Hanson of Kelowna, British Columbia; his daughter, Lorna (Ron) Abbott of Leduc County, Alberta, his granddaughter, Shera-Lee (Brendan) LaBuc and great grandson, Hunter LaBuc, as well as one brother, Lyle (Fyrne) Hanson of Mossbank, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his son, Terry, mother, Grace Woods, Father, Henry Hanson, two step-fathers, Willie Peterson and Bill Woods, two brothers, Mervin and Glenn, and sisterin-law, Marion. A Memorial Service in Gene’s honor will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gene’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Attention: ICU, 3942 - 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

DANCOCKS William Nov. 8, 1928 ~ May 22, 2014 Bill Dancocks passed away on May 22, 2014 at Grandview Care Centre, Edmonton at the age of 85 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lorraine; son Tom; daughters Carol and Donna; grandsons Jerrit, Curtis and Greg. He was predeceased by his parents Elsie and George; eldest son Dan and daughter Patti. Bill was born in Red Deer, but grew up in Calgary, attended Connaught and Balmoral Schools as well as Crescent Heights High. He started work with Alberta Government Telephones in 1948 and apprenticed as a Card Of Thanks cable-splicer, in 1950 and then married his long time COCKS girlfriend, Lorraine in 1951. It is with deepest Bill accepted an offer from appreciation and gratitude Bill Mallen, Outside Plant that we say “THANK YOU” to Engineer, to transfer to our relatives, friends and Edmonton, to become an O.P.E. colleagues for your support, associate. He progressed to donations and kind words 3rd level management and with the loss of our beloved retired after 35 years, in Doug Cocks. Our family 1983. After retiring, Bill and recognizes the special efforts Lorraine moved to Sylvan and support of the Lake, Bentley and Red Deer Physicians, Nurses and Staff before returning to Edmonton of the RDRHC Emergency, in 2003. Bill loved camping, RD EMS and the Calgary bowling, golfing, curling and Foothills Cardiac ICU hunting geese. While living in 103A. The Balmoral Golf Bentley, Bill drove school bus Course generously opened for 3 years. A Memorial up their club house to host a Service for Bill will be held memorial luncheon. We Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at recognize the kindness of the 1:00 pm at Hainstock’s Funeral Charles Herder Family along Home, 9810-34 Avenue with the Ladies, Mens, and Edmonton, AB In lieu of Senior Leagues as well as flowers, donations will be fellow golfers. The support gratefully accepted in his name and the guidance of the to the Edmonton S.P.C.A. Eventide Funeral Chapel has helped our family greatly. We are so grateful for all of the great people who were in Doug’s life. DOUG WILL BE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.

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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 Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities f RRSP matching program

f Premium compensation package f New Equipment f 15/6 Schedule


Why Canyon?

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.

online: fax: 888 249 3895


How to apply:

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, May 24, 2014 D7


Tap House Pub & Grill Engineer / Designer The req’s full and part time



BRICAR CONTRACTING now hiring Heavy Equipment Operators & Skid Steer Operators Send resumes to: or fax 403-347-6296



TAR-IFIC Construction is currently seeking an individual who is mechanically inclined to work on road culvert repairs. Must have a valid Class 5 license. Excellent benefit package. Home every night. Fax 403-340-1246 or email resume to


IMMIDIATE OPENINGS Sylvan Lake. Bed Truck Drivers & swampers req’d. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume: or fax: 403-887-4892

BUSY Heavy Duty cooks. Apply with resume A busy manufacturing suspension & alignment at 1927 Gaetz Avenue oilfield company is looking shop looking for between 2-5 pm. for a full time Mechanical Journeyman or 3rd to 4th Engineer/Designer. year apprentice Heavy TAR-IFIC Construction is This position will involve Duty or Automotive TechSales & currently seeking a bobcat the design and product nician. Great hours: M-F 8 or mini-excavator operator. Distributors development of Oilfield to 5 Full benefit package! Class 3 license an asset. Equipment. Duties will Competitive wages! SubExcellent benefit package. GRATIAE is seeking include the design of mit your resume to Home every night. 5 Retails Sales reps equipment using 3D CAD, Fax 403-340-1246 or selling skin & body care shop testing prototypes and email resume to products in Parkland Mall support to manufacturing F/T COMMERCIAL 4747 67th St. Red Deer, for existing products. $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. GLAZIER This positions requires F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. Journeyman & apprentices Truckers/ individuals with a strong Email resumes: We offer competitive mechanical aptitude. gratiaereddeersr@ wages. Full benefits after Drivers SolidWorks experience is 90 days. Must have valid an asset. Individuals with drivers licence. Email resume creativity, attention to PIDHERNEY’S to: d.generationglass detail and an interest in requires experienced working with equipment DRIVERS or Fax: 403-886-5224 are preferred. CLASS 1 ,3 AND or Call 403-886-5221 Starting wage is based on LOWBOY, OPERATORS knowledge and†experience. AND LABOURERS Only eligible candidates GOODMEN Is looking for F/T will be contacted. For work in Rocky ROOFING LTD. Send Resumes to: resume SALESPERSON. Mon. - Fri. Mountain House area, Requires 8-5. Job requirements will as well as out of town be: quoting jobs, dealing or fax 403.347.3393 locations. SLOPED ROOFERS with walk in clients, phone CENTRAL AB based truckSomething for Everyone Priority will be given to LABOURERS sales, scheduling and ing company requires those candidates with Everyday in Classifieds & FLAT ROOFERS customer service. Very Owner Operators Truck & Wagon competitive wages and & Company Drivers experience. Valid Driver’s Licence benefit package. Fax Restaurant/ in AB. Home the odd night. preferred. Fax or email resumes to: 403-343-1325 Weekends off. Late model • Top wages and benefits Hotel tractor pref. 403-586-4558 based on experience or (403)341-6722 SOAP Stories is seeking 5 • Possible career advanceNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! F/T - P/T Beauty TreatGRILLER’S Steak House CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d ment opportunities ment O/P, selling soap & in Rocky Mtn. House is for moving equipment. bath products $14.55/hr. + looking for Cook’s. Wage Resumes to be dropped off Valid First Aid and H2S bonus & comm. Beauty $15-$20./hr. dependant at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. tickets required. cert. req’d. Location on exp. Submit resume to: Cres. Red Deer. We offer competitive Parkland Mall - 4747 67th grillersbanquets@ wages, benefits package, St. Red Deer. email or fax to CLASS 3 DRIVERS and opportunities for premierjobrdbto@ 403-845-7469 w/airbrake endorsement advancement. GREAT needed immed. for waste & Classifieds...costs so little OPPORTUNITY recycling. Email resume Please reply by fax Saves you so much! SOAP Stories is seeking 5 with a min. of 2 references 403-845-5370 or E-mail: retail sales reps. Selling soap to: RAMADA INN & & bath products. $12.10 hr Afternoon Shifts for SUITES + bonus & commission. CNC Lead Hand / req`s Permanent F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. Business ROOM ATTENDANTS Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Supervisor Attendants. Exp. not nec. Red Deer. email resume to Opportunities and Operators will train. Approx. 35 - 40 hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 DRIVER/SALES Nexus Engineering $14/hr. Duties incl’d but is currently looking for StoreSmart not limited to: vacuuming, Canwest Propane, an Afternoon shift Self-Storage dusting, washing floors, affiliate of Gibson Energy, Lead hand/supervisor and is now hiring for making beds, empty trash, is the industry leader in operators. START YOUR OWN the following positions! disinfecting & cleaning providing propane supply, Duties include, ensuring COMMERCIAL bathrooms. Performance distribution, equipment flow on Mazak Assistant Manager production based bonus program. CLEANING BUSINESS and related services to C.N.C lathe and mills, (Full Time) Must be fluent with verbal Revenue between customers across trouble shooting, l& written English, be Western Canada. $24,000 - $120,000 min 1 years experience as physically fit. Applicants Customer Service a lead hand/supervisor Initial cash required may apply in person at We are seeking to hire in a machine shop. Rep as low as $6,000 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer permanent Driver/Sales We offer competitive wages, (Part Time) In Business for over 20 years T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 for the Red Deer area. company paid benefits and or email: *Guaranteed Cleaning a RRSP matching plan. For job descriptions and Contracts Incl. Qualifications Required: Please forward resumes how to apply, go to * Valid Class 3 license with *Training Incl. to: resume Start your career! air ticket No phone calls please. *Ongoing Office Support See Help Wanted * Valid delivery and safety Ph: 780-468-3232 courses; Emergency PAINTER F/T First Aid, WHMIS and or 403-290-0866 Commercial/Residential Professionals TDG are required Brush/Roll Application. although training Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. is available Misc. Contact Drew at CCL * Propane-related Help 403-596-1829 experience is an asset * Oilfield experience is Are You Friendly an asset








Canwest Propane offers a competitive compensation package

invites applications for a

Pressure Control Assembler Technician


Credit Card & Accounts Payable Administrator Please visit the Division’s website at for complete information

PARKLAND YOUTH HOMES SOCIETY Red Deer, Alberta Parkland Youth Homes is a non-profit, dynamic, learning organization that is passionate about providing quality service to youth and families in the Red Deer area. We are seeking qualified, motivated individuals to fill the following positions:



Carpenters & 2nd to 4th Yr. Apprentices for more information. Applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes when positions are filled.

Resumes can be emailed to: Faxed to: 403-346-3225 402956E23,34

or forwarded to:

FLUID Experts Ltd.

Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: and/or fax 403-347-7913

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to:

Fluid Experts Ltd. Is looking for experienced


to start immed. Experience in fluid hauling and oil field fluid products would be an asset. Good Verbal, Writing, Texting and Computer skills are a must. Company vehicle is negotiable, benefits, above avg. salary and great atmosphere. Clean Class 1 drivers license c/w abstract. Completed Basic Training Courses. Fax Resume w/all tickets and Driver’s Abstract to 403-346-3112 or email to


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

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

Service Coordinator Customer Service Rep. P/T & F/T Trail is always looking for people who want opportunities to grow, take initiative and work well within a team environment. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with Trail Appliances, please submit your resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: reddeerjobs or by fax: (403)342-7168. We thank all interested applicants; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

will be holding a TRAINING SESSION FOR

Casino Games Dealer

starting June 1 - 24, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Cost is $50. Upon completing and passing training full and part time positions available immediately. Must be able to obtain a security clearance from local RCMP. Knowledge of Cribbage and Poker an asset. Please contact Amanda 403 346-3339 CASUAL POSITIONS

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 CLEANERS F/T Comm/ Res, physically fit, $14/hr. Reply to: Ascent Cleaning Services RR4, Box 4, Site 3 Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4


TOP WAGES, BENEFITS. EXP’D. DRIVERS & SWAMPERS REQUIRED. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457.

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

Advocate Opportunities


Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery 3 days per week. NO WEEKENDS!! JOHNSTONE CROSSING

LANDSCAPERS req’d, needs exp. in landscaping construction. Ph: 403-506-8929 or fax to: 403-886-5814

Jenner Cres. & Judd Close.

PEST CONTROL TECHS REQ’D. Call 403-373-6182


F/T BUTCHER, willing to train, wages negotiable Call 403-742-1427 SORTERS & FORKLIFT / SKID STEER OPERATOR with tickets. Safety background essential. Ability to work independently for Red Deer Recycling Facility. Email resume to

a leading commercial pest prevention company in North America, is seeking a Pest Rote Professional to provide pest prevention services to commercial clients on the assigned route in Red Deer. Base pay + bonus potential, benefits, profit sharing, & company vehicle. Apply @ 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. SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to

MUSTANG ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK Gray Drive & Gaibraith Street also 69 Street & 63 Ave Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990



Huge Antique Estate Auction Police Bikes June 1 @ 10 am For info view 403-342-2514



MEN’S GREEN Coverall, Large Tall, $15. 403-347-5316



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




Homestead Firewood

Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 CAMP Fire wood, dry poplar $50 for 1/2 ton truck load. (approx. 4 truck loads) $150. takes ALL. Must pick up. 403-782-7439


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

THE RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Invites applications for 2 positions. #1 Head Caretaker (4:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.) at Central Services and #2 Caretaker (3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m). at Garden Gateway Christian School. Supplies Monday -Friday. For more information visit our website at 15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR Deadline for applications & BROOK POPLAR will be noon on June 5, 2014. Beautiful trees. You dig. Applications may be forwarded to 4747-53 Street, Please phone 403-302-1919 Red Deer, AB T4N 2E6, EDGING Blocks, red scalFax: 403-342-3780, loped concrete, reg. $2.49 or email: humanresources $1. ea. approx. 75. Call or text 403-348-1236


Misc. Help

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 LAWN Mower, Craftsman Self propelled. $125. 403-347-5955 LAWNMOWER, 19”, side bag, $50. Tuned & ready to go. 403-347-5873 PRUNNING snips, extendable handle, $25.; spring tooth rake, $5.; drain spade, $18; 25 rebars, 4-5’ lengths, all for $25.; 6 metal tree or shrub stakes, various lengths, all for $6.; garden bow rake, $8.; hoe, $8.; 2 dandelion rakes, $8. ea.; longhand spade, $9.; cultivator (5 tooth) $10.; tamping rod, heavy metal, $8. 403-314-2026 ROTOTILLER 3 H.P. 21”. Runs great. $100. 403-347-5873

Health & Beauty

1700 1710

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 or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY


ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED Household For morning delivery Appliances of the ADVOCATE DEEP FREEZE, 10 cu. ft. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. $75. 403-346-4926 6 days/week in: FRIDGE, Sanyo 4.4 cu ft.

UPPER FAIRVIEW F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T PRODUCE CLERK Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within.

Garden Supplies

WHEEL CHAIR, Jet 3 electric, new batteries, serviced. Asking $2000. 403-348-1109





Misc. Help


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


Permanent Full time Maintenance Position:


Sales & Distributors

SEEKS CONCRETE FINISHERS For residential & commercial work in the Red Deer area. -Excellent rate of pay -Benefit packages Send Resume to: or Fax Resume to 403-342-1549

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 or call 1-866-627-6070

F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

Class 1 Operators

Requires Full Time

Please visit our website

DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced



Human Resources Parkland Youth Homes Society 4920 54 St., Red Deer, AB, T4N 2G8

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

Interested candidates are invited to apply via our website or by Fax at 403-346-0595

& Outgoing?

Misc. Help



Truckers/ Drivers

• Basic working knowledge of electricity, painting, carpentry and plumbing. • Excellent team player needed with the ability to work independently. • Emergency First Aid & Mandatory criminal record check required. • Salary according to union scale. Please apply in writing to:

Bill Wall, Maintenance Manager 301 4719 - 48 Avenue or by Fax to: 403-343-2332



Restaurant/ Hotel

black & stainless steel, glass shelves & top freezer, energy efficient. Like New. $75. 403-347-5846 WHIRLPOOL energy saver washer & dryer pair. Exc. cond. $600 obo. 403-347-8349

Household Furnishings


BOOKCASE, 3 shelves, 2 lower doors $25; Great in child’s bedroom. 403-347-5846 COFFE table, octagon with 2 end tables, glass tops. $75.; Chesterfield, flowered pastels, $100. good cond. Best offer on both. 403-346-4926 COFFEE Table, country rustic square, opens both sides. $75. Call or text 403-348-1236 DRESSERS, Oak look, long dresser w/hutch, chest dresser, low 3 drawer dresser, 2 end tables, desk w/hutch. $300. obo. Call or text 403-348-1236

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, Must sell. $35. Call 403-350-9660 ROLL-OUT Chesterfield bed, with Sealy mattress. Exc. shape. SOLD. Glider rocker, $20. magazine rack, oak, $5. wood bookcase, $10.; antique wooden high chair, $40.; antique dining room wooden chair. $15; 403-309-3475


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PS1 + 7 games $50; Game Boy + 1 game, $60; Sony surround speakers, $80. 403-782-3847 PSP60 + 9 games, $100. 403-782-3847



$500.00 reward for lost engagement ring. A stunning 3 carat black emerald cut diamond with 1 carat round diamonds on sides, size 8. Was last seen in Rocky Mountain on Thursday afternoon May 8th at Forbidden Tans. Please contact Natasha 844-2496, 895 -5222, 8951447 natasha.

Misc. for Sale


16’ x 2’ ALUMINUM ladder $45 403-346-5745 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 20 QUART roasting oven $20; 19.2 volt cordless variable spd. reversible drill, $45; Craftsman spiral cutting saw $50, Coleman propane lantern $10; Dremel Scroll Saw $75. 403-347-2603 ANTIQUE double pedestal desk, $100. BAMBOO glass top patio table, 4 matching chairs & shelf unit, $100 obo. 403-347-8349 CHAIN LINK DOG PEN. 5’ wide, 15’ long, 6’ high. With gate. Asking $150. 403-877-2424 KEROSENE lantern $15; Craftsman seat for riding mower, $25.; 2 African violets $3. ea.; tent & fly, light weight, 3 persons $55.; 2 air mattresses $15. ea.; galvanized laundry tub, $15.; tent & fly 6 lb. backpacker, $25. 403-342-7460 LAST one! Blackfoot Medicine Man’s shield 18 x 36” $75 403-347-7405 MASSAGE TABLE - folds for storage, $100 obo. STUDENTS DESK, complete w/carousel, $50. 403-347-8349 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 file cabinet, hanging files, locks, black $15, hose reel & 100’ hose $20, grinder with stone $10 403-358-7678

D8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, May 24, 2014

ROTOTILLER 3 H.P. 21”. Runs great. $100. LAWNMOWER, 19”, side bag, $50. Tuned & ready to go. 403-347-5873 SEWING Machine, Industrial, Union Special. $350. obo. 403-323-7702 SKILL saw, 7 1/4”, $20; Reversible drill 3/8” Skill $15; gas lawn mower, $30; bar & 2 bar stools, $50; 2 ton hydraulic jack, $12; 109 piece drill set, new in box, $20. 403-887-4981 SLEEPING BAG, $10. LARGE COOLER & Thermal Jug, $12. CALGARY Olympic Wine Glasses, $8. ALSO QUART JARS TO GIVE AWAY. 403-347-5316 SMALL oxygen acetylene regulator set, $45; 2 electric steam irons, $5. ea.; 1 car vacuum cleaner, $5.; electric yard master gas trimmer, $25. 403-887-4981 TENT & FLY - light weight, compact, waterproof fabric. 3 person, easy set up. $95. GALVANIZED LAUNDRY TUB, $16. MECHANICS RAMPS, (metal), pair for $35. 403-342-7460


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Wanted To Buy

WANTED: Small electric lawnmower with a cord. 403-346-4811


Items To Give Away






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


Grain, Feed Hay

VERMONT CASTINGS GAS BBQ Works great. 403-343-7389

WEBER GAS BBQ Platinum Series. Perfect working cond. $125. 403-350-9029


$15/ea. 403-350-9029 WINE Rack Chrome, holds 12 bottles; $10; Lagostina Pressure cooker, 7 L, easylock closing system, $100.; 1 quilt 72” x 56” light weight, $15.; 3 fancy brackets 8 1/2 x 10”, $6/pr. Coleman cooler, $15.; wooden western boot jack, $15. 403-314-2026

Musical Instruments


ATTN BASS PLAYERS Rare Fender 100 Bassman Amp. 1972 Model. Cabinet has 2 - 15” speakers. $2400. 403-318-3354


Pets & Supplies

CHAIN LINK DOG PEN. 5’ wide, 15’ long, 6’ high. With gate. Asking $150. 403-877-2424



WE are moving and have to part with our “Princess” We are looking for a good home for this short hair, tortoise shell that has been spayed. She is very affectionate and friendly within the confines of a quiet home She comes with food dish, water bowl, cat tree and liter box. Call 403-887-0499 if interested.


Sporting Goods

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


FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


OLDER 1 bdrm. smaller house, large lot, Penhold. $850/mo. 403-886-5342, 403-357-7817


Houses/ Duplexes


3 bdrm. house, main floor, 5 appls., fenced yard, large deck, rent $1550 incl. all utils. $900 s.d. Avail. July 1. 403-304-5337

Condos/ Townhouses

Houses For Sale


+ 55 PARKVALE condo., 2 bdrms., large covered patio, garage, parking for 2 cars. $1250./mo. Avail. June 1.** RENTED **


1380 sq.ft., 2 storey, 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath. Many upgrades, front att. garage. $371,000 incl. GST, legal fee, appls. pkg. ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 suites 3 appls., heat/water incld., Oriole Park. 403-342-4923 Mike CUSTOM BUILT NEW HOMES AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 by Mason Martin Homes bdrm. in clean quiet adult Kyle, 403-588-2550 building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445 FOR SALE: 48 GILLESPIE CRESCENT GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. CA0033752 apartments, avail. immed, 4 Bdrm., 2 Baths, 1035 sq.ft. rent $875 403-596-6000 Fenced back yard. Landscaped. Completely updated w/paint, LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. cabinets, dishwasher, windows. SUITES. 25+, adults only House finished with a large n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 family in mind. Room for the relatives too. Call Margaret @ RE/MAX 403.391.3399


1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-596-2444

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s Newly renovated bachelor, phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer 1 & 2 bedroom suites available in central location. 1(888) 679-8031 FULLY dev., 2 storey, 3 bdrm., 4 baths, front att. garage, close location, Isherwood. Call Ann Craft 403-357-8626 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, Coldwell Banker N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444


Rooms For Rent


AVAIL June 1, fully furn bdrm for rent. Student or Working M only.†Call 403-396-2468.



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

Storage Space


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

Mobile Lot


SOUTHWOOD PARK 13 Piece MacGregor Right 3110-47TH Avenue, Hand Golf Set & Bag. 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1-403-505-4222 generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, CAR SPORTS rack for 3 full bsmts. 403-347-7473, bikes, $30. 403-346-0674, Sorry no pets. 392-5657 GOLF Clubs, set of right handed and set of left handed with carts. $30. Suites each set. one extra cart $10. 403-346-4926 TENT w/screenporch at- 1 BDRM. $765; N/S, no pets, tached $100 403-986-2849 no partiers 403-346-1458



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

Lovely 1484 sq.ft. 2 storey 1/2 duplex In Woodlea 3 bdrms. up, 4 bath, Bsmt. newly developed. Dble. garage. Fenced back yard on creek. Hardwood floors. Quick possession. Walk to work downtown. Was $349,900 Now $339,900 Agent selected 403-396-5516 cell or Mon-Wed 314-4318

GUARANTEED DELIVERY If your paper is wet, torn or missed, call our Circulation Dept. and we’ll gladly replace your paper.

CALL 314-4300



GENTLE VINYL SIDING CLEANING. Pricing packages available. Free quotes. 403-506-4822



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542


We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or CRAFTMASTER Masonry Brick and stone. 40 exp. Wood fired Ovens. For all your Masonry needs, Call Jim 250-212-5141 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 FENCES & DECKS 403-352-4034

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

Handyman Services


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

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

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Moving & Storage



FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Painters/ Decorators


Yard Care


REMOVAL, Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. JUNK/TREE Yard/Care 403-358-1614 Private back entry. 403-341-4445 Free Est. 403-872-8888 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161





2008 HONDA Civic SI. White, 2 dr., 6 spd. 92,000 km. $13,500. 403-396-6033

Mature Morrisroe lot with an exceptional home in a great location. Dbl garage. Open House 19 Manning St. 2-4 p.m. Sunday 25th. $369,900. 403-877-9470

100,000 Potential Buyers???



LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.


Directory East Red Deer

1994 Chrysler Intrepid 4 dr. Red, clean. 126,000 km 348-2999


Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

MORE sellers find buyers in the classifieds. 309-3300.

Tires, Parts Acces.


MICHELIN TIRES, all season, Set of 4 , 215/60R/16, $100. for set. 403-346-0674, Cell 392-5657

Auto Wreckers


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


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

Misc. Automotive


$crap Vehicle Disposal $ervice 403-302-1848


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

Farms/ Land


BUSH quarter minutes from Battle Lake & Pigeon Lake, access road from west to east across the quarter, 2 miles from pavement 403-704-9840

Locally owned and family operated



Manufactured Homes

OLDER MOBILE HOME on own lot in Halkirk, addition, deck, interior reno’d, stove, washer, dryer. $15,000 obo. A must see! Possibility of down payment rent to own. 780-583-2380

Income Property



1981 SX1100 Special, Yamaha $200. obo 403-346-0674, 392-5657

Fifth Wheels


Public Notices


If you think an ad with a



Regal, 355RL. Exc. cond., 1 owner, Loaded, lots of extras. $32,500.00 obo. Daryl (403)256-0025

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

2006 37’ DAY DREAMER by Cedar Creek. 3 slides. Luxury Coach. E/H disc brakes, hydraulic landing Cottages/Resort legs and rear levelers. Air Property ride hitch, reverse osmosis water system, painted. SANDY COVE RESORT, $39,500. See @ 5 Roland St. Red Deer 403-347-4896 Pine Lake Lake front lots for full 1996 26’ JAYCO EAGLE ownership titles couch & dinette superslide, & season lot rentals. Cheapest in the area, $3000. full load, exc. cond, $8900. 403-391-6011 Call 306-402-7776


LARGE HEADING grabs your attention

the REVERSE is also true CALL

Tour These Fine Homes


Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

OPEN HOUSE 2-4 p.m. Sun. May 24th 19 Manning St. $369,900. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355

2011 UTILITY Trailer w/ beaver tails. Ideal for quads. $700. 403-314-0804

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


ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745


2007 CHEV Aveo. 80,000 km. $4950. 403-348-1382

Buffalo Lake. 3/4 acre with lake views, 4 bdrm, 3 bath. $324,900. 403-741-6190



2001 COLEMAN, Tacoma, 2 kings, sleeps 6-8, equalizer hitch, $4900. obo Call or text 403-348-1236

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

Open House

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Seniors’ Services Pampering at its Eavestroughing BEST! 403-986-6686 HELPING HANDS EVESTROUGH / WINDOW Home Supports for Seniors. Come in and see CLEANING. 403-506-4822 Est 1999. Cooking, cleaning, why we are the talk VELOX EAVESTROUGH companionship. At home of the town. Cleaning & Repairs. or facility. Call 403-346-7777 Reasonable rates. 340-9368 for information.



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

Massage Therapy

in 1 pkg. Check it out: MLS: ca 0037180. Call Peggy Lane, Assoc. Broker @ Coldwell Banker Ontrack Realty for more info. 403-872-3350

2003 DODGE SX20 loaded safetied 403-352-6995


Property clean up 340-8666


7.9 ACRES, 5 min. from Red Deer, beautifully treed, 2800 sq. ft. bungalow, 2 car att. garage, various other out bldgs. Reasonably priced. 403-347-7448, 391-8448

Tent Trailers

Must be sold together

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING outside/inside. Free quotes. 403-506-4822

Moving & Storage


Legal suite! 2 bdrm up, 2 bdrm suite down. Fully rented. $295,000.



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


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

Nestled in the Town of 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


EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

Catering exclusively to the needs of men with physical challenges. 587-877-7399

Exceptional home with tons of renovations, beautiful outdoor area and double garage. $320,000.


2007 STARCRAFT, 30’, slide, solar, air, walkaround bed, sleeps 6, rear kitchen. $15,000. O.B.O. 403-358-6765

Utility Trailers $2,720,000 NEW LISTING!

3 Bdrm. condo on south hill. Great investment or starter. $158,900.

Condos/ Townhouses

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 1290


Investor’s Paradise!!

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

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


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

Investment Opportunities

Penhold new home. Best buy! 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls Upgrades. $299,900.

Move in ready home in Ponoka. Huge yard with Double garage and RV parking. $279,900

Holiday Trailers

2006 25’ JAYCO rear kitchen, slide, elec. jack, like new cond. $13,500 403-304-9347

Pinnacle Estates

Spacious executive condo feat. open concept living. 3 bdrm, 3 bath $294,500.

4 bdrm, 3 bath home across from green space with basement entry. Dbl garage with 220. $289,900.



Fully developed Lancaster bungalow! 5 bdrm., 3 bath. Dbl. garage. $398,900

Beautiful views overlooking scenic river valley. Only 6 miles from Red Deer on pavement. $254,000.



Priced under appraised value for quick sale! Open inviting floor plan. 4 bdrm, 3 bath. $342,900.

2002 Trueline built home in Devonshire, 1078 sq. ft. 5 bdrm. 3 baths. $338,500. 403-342-6443



BEAUTIFUL, surveyed Lake Front lot for sale on R.D. Lake. Suitable for recreational or permanent home. Services to lot line. Call 780-487-2849

Perfect family home! Springbrookl. 5 bdrm, 2 bath $318,900. 403-573-1092


Window Cleaning



Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995

Misc. Services

Lots For Sale

Near Coronation Park & Trails




5.24 ACRES & 4.5 acre lot near Valemount B.C. Ideal for recreational or permanent home. Beautiful view of mntns, well treed, services to lot line. Call 780-487-2849




Realtors & Services

Condos/ Townhouses

You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.


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 Laebon Homes 346-7273



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

SEIBEL PROPERTY 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.

Houses For Sale


2 BDRM lower unit at 5910-55 Ave., security cameras, laundry on site, private parking to over 40 tenants w/good references, quiet lifestyles, excellent rental history. Rent/S.D. is $1100. Ph: 403-341-4627

3 NEW ROOMS, $450, $500 & $600 403-350-4712


Acreages/ Farms





Misc. for Sale

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