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Melissa McMahon and Simon Boisclair, hold their daughter Victoria in this undated handout photo posted on Boisclair’s Facebook page.

MONTREAL — The mother of a dayold infant snatched from a Quebec hospital says she’s grateful to everyone who helped bring home her baby — especially the group of people who used social media to hunt down the alleged kidnapper. Police issued an Amber Alert on Monday night after the newborn was

abducted from the mother’s hospital room in Trois-Rivieres by a woman allegedly wearing scrubs and posing as a nurse. The alert, which included a security-camera photo of the suspect and a description of her car, was splashed across mainstream and social media within minutes. Four young locals wasted little time picking up the cause and guided police to the woman’s home, where officers found the baby safe and sound three hours later.

Police also arrested a woman in her early 20s in connection with the kidnapping. “Every click, every share made the difference,” Melissa McMahon, the infant’s mother, wrote Tuesday in a post on her Facebook page. “Four marvellous people, whom we had the chance to meet, identified this woman thanks to Facebook ... We felt a huge amount of support from the public. This victory is for you, too!!!”

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Cupid, played by Jasmine Filiatrault, is hosted up by members of the cast of Hercules during a dress rehearsal of Hercules: A Hero’s Tale, this week. Cornerstone Youth Theatre will perform its spring production on stage at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2 McVicar Street in Red Deer beginning this weekend. For information on tickets, call 403-986-2981 or go on line to

Memorial project adds info about Rocky soldier BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Photos of local soldier John Nelson Reed will soon be on their way to the Holten Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands. Pte. Reed, of Rocky Mountain House, was one of 1,393 Commonwealth soldiers laid to rest after the Second World War at Holten. That number includes 1,355 Canadians. Reed’s sister, Elvina Slaymaker, 90, of Red Deer, has a collection of letters her brother wrote her on small, blue sheets of armed forces paper addressed to “Skinny,” which was her nickname. Soldiers couldn’t say where they were or what they were doing, but at least they could let their family know that they were OK, she said. A letter that unfortunately has since been lost was from Reed’s padre after her brother died in 1945, at the age of 24, about two weeks before the war ended. “The day we got word about him we were celebrating the end of the war.

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We got this telegram that said he was killed on the April 23, 1945. That was a bad, bad day,” said Slaymaker who is putting together information about her brother for the Holten cemetery. “He was driving wounded in from the front and hit a land mine. Ironically, he didn’t make it but the wounded soldier survived.” Slaymaker found out that Holten cemetery was trying to gather information for the project A Face For Every Name from a cousin in the hamlet of Alhambra. The cousin read an article about the project in the Advocate’s Central Alberta Life edition in early May. Information has now been gathered on all three of the Central Albertans buried at Holten — Lance-Cpl. Dwight E. Welch, of Erskine; Staff Sgt. Walter A. Oke, of Coronation; and Reed. The Welcome Again Veterans committee of the Netherlands has been working on the project for a few years. Photos and information collected are compiled for interactive kiosks at the cemetery’s visitors centre.

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Elvina Slaymaker, 90, has a collection of photos of her brother John Reed who died in the Second World War, along with some of the letters he sent home.

Clearcutting forest does not sound like the way to make it healthier, but Barry Shellian is out to prove just that. The wildfire ranger and information officer for Alberta Environment Sustainable Resource Development based out of Rocky Mountain House — in partnership with Frontier Lodge, Tourism Parks and Recreation, Sundre Forest Products and Mountain Equipment Co-op — is helping create a FireSmart Ecology Trail. The trail will run through 10 km of previously clearcut forest between Goldeye Lake and Shunda Lake, 12 km west of Nordegg on Hwy 11. Clearcutting, or block cutting, has been developed into a useful tool for forest management. It is particularly critical in areas where a prescribed burn cannot be carried out due to proximity to a community and lack of a natural fire break, as is the case with the area the trail will run through. For Shellian, who has spent the last 12 years at his post, this is one of the most important projects he has worked on. “For myself, this is maybe an apex of both my personal and professional life here,” he said. “I get to work with the community and to illustrate community partnerships and illustrate how we can make a healthier forest.” They have spent the last two winters harvesting the forest in the area and recently started preparing the land to run the winding trail through the heart of it. The project is being funded through several sources and a lot of in-kind labour. FireSmart is putting $6,000 towards it, Mountain Equipment Co-op is supplying $15,000 in equipment rentals and Sundre Forest Products has donated wood for bridge and boardwalk construction. When complete, the trail will be open to all non-motorized forms of travel. It’s perfect for hikers and mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers in the winter.

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Berm construction unaffected by lawsuit BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF


Construction on a 4.1-km anti-flooding berm near Sundre is expected to go ahead despite an ongoing lawsuit triggered by the building of a much smaller berm in 2011. Three property owners southwest of Sundre are suing Mountain View County and a consulting company for $1.5 million in damages. They claim that a

berm about 250 metres long built on the Red Deer River redirected flood waters onto their properties, causing much damage. The county denies the landowners suffered damages or that the county is liable. Ron Baker, the county’s director of operational services, said there has been no indication the ninemonth-old lawsuit will slow down the upcoming

project, funded with $3.1 million from the province, which will cover most of the cost. “At this present time, we don’t feel it will be affecting us at all.” The bigger berm will join with the smaller one to provide extended protection from rising flood waters. “Where the water is going around the berm now, it won’t go around the berm.”

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ABDUCTION: ‘An evening rich in emotions’ The online detectives who helped find baby Victoria were identified as Charlene Plante, Marc-Andre Cote, Sharelle Bergeron and Melizanne Bergeron. Melizanne Bergeron told reporters Tuesday in Trois-Rivieres that she came across the information about the kidnapping on Facebook and showed the photo of the suspect to her friend Plante, who realized the woman was her neighbour. She said they spotted the vehicle described in the alert parked outside the building, saw signs that someone was inside and called police. Officers, she added, arrived on the scene quickly and broke down the woman’s door. “Thirty seconds after, the baby was in the hands of the police,” said Melizanne Bergeron, who touched Victoria as the officer cradling her walked past. “It was the best moment in my life. We were crying.” Plante told reporters they went with police to the hospital, where McMahon and her spouse, Simon Boisclair, asked to meet the people who had helped rescue Victoria. “The mother was crying and she was very happy,” said Plante, who received hugs and kisses in exchange for her sleuth-like work. “I don’t realize it (yet), I’m just a person like (anybody else) and I saved a life.” Asked if they considered themselves heroes, Melizanne Bergeron replied, “Yes, we are,” before saying most of the credit should go to Plante for recognizing the woman. “It was a very big night,” said Melizanne Bergeron, who also posted a video Tuesday on her Facebook page of young women crying as they greeted a police officer carrying a tiny, blanket-wrapped baby. “An evening rich in emotions,” read the video caption. McMahon, who also thanked hospital staff, police, the media and the public for helping find Victoria, called those hours without her infant the worst of her life. She and Boisclair posted a photo of themselves Tuesday holding Victoria. “The powerlessness we felt in this situation was difficult to accept,” wrote McMahon, who said she sprinted after the woman toward the hospital exit after sensing something was wrong. “The worst-possible scenarios were looping in our heads ... To no longer have her in my arms after barely 16 hours of life was unreal.” McMahon said patients and visitors near the door provided information about the suspect and her vehicle, described in the Amber Alert as a red Toyota Yaris hatchback with a “Baby on Board” sticker on the rear window. Quebec provincial police Sgt. Claude Denis said it was too early to say whether the suspect would be arraigned Tuesday. Possible criminal charges include kidnapping, Denis said. “The suspect is in hospital right now and investigators will meet her when her condition allows for that,” he said in an interview. He said a woman was dressed as a nurse when she entered the hospital room. “She left the room with a little girl she had wrapped in a blanket,” Denis added. Plante said she had seen police at the woman’s home in the past, but she did not know why. A 2008 RCMP background document on infant abduction at Canadian maternity wards said this type of kidnapping was rare, but that such incidents have happened over the years. The paper stated the cases led to training sessions

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The primary start to the trail will be at Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area and will run to Satellite Hill, adjacent to Goldeye Centre. It will also connect with other existing trails and will be lined with interpretive signs. Inset: A map of the FireSmart Ecology Trail. for hospital employees to improve security. It said hospital staffers must remain on “high alert” and prepared to handle such an incident. “The typical hospital abduction may involve a stranger,” says the document, produced by the RCMP’s National Missing Children Services. “These persons sometimes pose as an employee, nurse or relative in order to gain access to the baby ... The abductors are usually females who really want a baby of their own.” McMahon urged parents to check a nurse’s badge and to always ask questions. She told the 98.5 FM radio station the suspect told her she needed to take Victoria to be weighed. The mom said she wouldn’t have Victoria in her arms today without the help of the thousands of people who rapidly shared the Amber Alert and the photo of the suspect on social media. McMahon asked that the public spread her latest message: “Thanks again and share one more time, please.”

TRAIL: Lined with interpretive signs The primary start to the trail will be at Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area and will run to Satellite Hill, adjacent to Goldeye Centre. It will also connect with other existing trails and will be lined with interpretive signs. The goal is to allow people to watch the forest grow back healthier and in a natural forest succession. Shellian is hoping within the next month to have all boardwalks and bridges complete. The trail will be unlike anything they have established in the past. “Watching forest time is a very slow process, and sometimes what we think is healthy can actually just

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be old and decadent,” he said. “This trail is going to allow viewers watch a seasonal change ... they’re going to watch a natural part of nature happen.” Alberta is largely a fire dependant ecosystem where naturally occurring wildfires have helped the environment naturally cycle over the course of thousands of years. Especially with the province’s winter climate, they are critical in returning nutrients into the ground and allowing for new trees and plants to sprout up, creating entirely new habitats and environments. ESRD has been able to chart where and how often forest fires have burned through. The area that had been clearcut was previously at a 2.5-3 fire departure rate (how many times a wildfire should have naturally gone through the area). Meaning, had a fire started in the area, it would have burned with a severe intensity and would have been difficult to control. Clearcutting the area will allow aspen pines to naturally sprout up where the old trees previously were. This is an important stage that will potentially last for the next century. The aspens will help return nitrogen into the ground, and are also not very conducive to wildfire spread. Also new grasses and plants will take hold, providing new habitat for local wildlife. The trail will allow people to experience the regrowth over the course of the next several generations. Shellian says, there are three human generations for every one forest generation. “We’ve done our best to mimic a natural event, the aspen will come back and it will be a step in an ongoing millennium long forest change,” he said. The trail will play a central role in their presentation during an international FireSmart convention in Rocky Mountain House in June 2015, as they will host 200 delegates from across North America and the world and share how they are managing and developing healthier forests in Alberta’s West Country.






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Last Catholic school division Lawyer suspended drops opposition to HPV vaccine for leak in Kent BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF The last domino has fallen in an Alberta-based advocacy group’s quest to make the HPV vaccine available to girls in the province’s schools. At its May meeting, the board of the St. Thomas Aquinas School Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division passed a new policy that refers to allowing Alberta Health Services to administer all vaccines within the division’s schools. Previously, the health authority would proffer shots against things like measles, polio and tetanus in STAR Catholic schools but the division had a special ban against the vaccine guarding against the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus can cause a number of cancers, the most common being cervical cancer. In its new policy, STAR Catholic — which includes schools in Lacombe, Ponoka, and Wetaskiwin — does not specifically refer to HPV, but the policy includes a section that speaks to the value the board places on “the gift of sexuality.” “While vaccinating against a sexually transmitted infection is not an inherently evil action,” the policy continues, “This type of vaccination assumes the potential practise of an unchaste lifestyle; a lifestyle that is not in harmony with Catholic teaching. “The Board encourages parents and/or guardians to consult with their spiritual director, and healthcare provider as they discern consent to a vaccination against a sexually transmitted infection for their children.” While noting that there is no evidence that suggests receiving the vaccine leads to promiscuity — which had been suggested in a letter signed by Alberta bishops in 2008 — University of Calgary health scientist and campaigner Juliet Guichon said the move represented a compromise that stands to benefit the division’s students. “If it was a compromise document to open the doors to the vaccine, that’s great. But let’s encourage parents to understand that this vaccine is a revolution in health science because it’s the first vaccine that can help people avoid cancer,” said Guichon. Guichon’s HPV Canada group started its work in 2012 when there were still 12 school divisions (11 were Catholic) in Canada that did not allow in-school

HPV vaccinations. The collective of physicians and health scientists wrote letters to trustees and appeared at board meetings, pushing for them to allow the vaccine that can prevent up to 70 per cent of viral infections that lead to cervical cancer and up to 90 per cent of those that cause genital warts. In the fall of 2013, HPV Canada succeeded in getting the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division to reverse its ban. The vaccine will be available to girls in Grade 5 and 9 within the division next school year. Red Deer Catholic created its own immunization policy, which initially included a clause that allowed for the archbishop to provide a “written moral perspective” to be distributed to parents along with health information. The clause was later removed after the archbishop said it may cause some to question the autonomy of the board. Guichon said some divisions are still sending out the 2008 bishops’ letter to parents, something she said is unfortunate because it can be misleading. She said manufacturers and regulators, anticipating that the vaccine would be controversial, made sure it was testing extensively to demonstrate its safety. While parental consent is always needed before a child can receive any vaccination, statistics have shown that if an immunization program is made available in schools, immunization rates are significantly higher. Whereas fewer than one in five girls within the Calgary Catholic division got immunized at public health clinics before 2013, now that it is available in the division’s schools, Guichon said rates sit around 70 per cent. She said the group will now direct its efforts to making sure all Alberta private schools offer the vaccine. Finding out which ones do not currently is a bit harder though. “We’re counting on parents to tell us that their child is not allowed to get vaccinated in school. And if they tell us, confidentially of course, then we’ll try to respectfully communicate with the trustees so that they understand the benefits of this vaccine to the children in their school,” said Guichon. Alberta, the last province to implement in-school HPV vaccinations for girls, announced in 2013 that boys will get the same opportunity next school year. The virus can lead to head, neck, anal and penile cancers in males.


CALGARY — A former television news correspondent known as the Scud Stud says he feels vindicated by the suspension of a prominent lawyer who has admitted she leaked damaging information about him while he was running for a seat in the Alberta legislature. The Law Society of Alberta confirms Kristine Robidoux of Calgary, who was a member of Arthur Kent’s campaign team when he unsuccessfully ran for the provincial Progressive Conservatives in 2008, has been suspended for four months for disclosing confidential information about her client. Kent suffered a narrow defeat after a piece by Canwest columnist Don Martin. The headline, according to the agreed facts, was Alberta’s ’Scud Stud’ a ‘Dud’ on Campaign Trail and the column was based in part on information provided by Robidoux, who was unnamed in the article. “For me and for our campaign team the actions of Ms. Robidoux and Mr. Martin and the other sources of his article virtually brought our fundraising to an end and they contributed to a very narrow defeat back in 2008,” Kent said Tuesday. “The fact that it’s taken six years? It’s a very dark realization that politics is regarded as a blood sport by too many people in the Progressive Conservative party.” Kent rose to international prominence and acquired his nickname when he reported for NBC during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He often went live on the air from a hotel rooftop as Iraqi Scud missiles were launched into Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he was a star candidate for the provincial Tories in the constituency of Calgary-Currie. In an agreed statement of facts submitted at a law society hearing Monday, Robidoux admitted she leaked damaging information about Kent to Martin, and forwarded emails that detailed how Kent was not following the advice of his campaign team. Kent is in a prolonged civil lawsuit against Martin, his former employers, the National Post and Calgary Herald, and several people who are members of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party, including Robidoux.

Prentice talks property rights in Wildrose country MEDICINE HAT — A candidate in the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race is promising to change land-use rules that have angered some rural voters. Jim Prentice told the Medicine Hat News that he would rewrite the Land Stewardship Act if he becomes premier and would be more careful about private property rights. Prentice says the changes would include spelling out property rights to include compensation processes as they existed before 2011. He says he would also make changes to the Alberta Energy Regulator to give landowners greater access to hearings if they feel they might be negatively affected by development. The Progressive Conservative Party lost every rural riding south of Red Deer in the 2012 provincial election. The Wildrose Party rode the property rights issue hard and gained Official Opposition status. “I think the government has disrupted the balance that existed in this province between the rights of private individuals on one hand and the development authorities and industrial users,” Prentice said


REED: Recognized for his rifle work So far, information on over 500 of the soldiers has been gathered, including over 200 since January when Canadians joined the search. Mike Muntain, one of two members of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment, of Kingston, Ont., working on the project, said it’s much easier for Canadians to reach out to Canadians. He has spoken with many relatives of soldiers from across Canada and even though so much time has passed, the loss is still felt. “There is just as many tears on this side of the phone sometimes,” said Muntain, one of the project leaders. Slaymaker said her brother was also her close friend. “We got a long so well and had so much fun together.” They grew up in Nordegg, where children had to make their own fun by playing games like baseball, hockey, skating and kick the can. “No TV. No radios. No computers,” Slaymaker said. The family moved to Rocky Mountain House when her brother was 16. He didn’t want to go to school in Rocky, so he went to work at a local saw mill where he drove a truck. He was conscripted into the war at 21, when she was 17. Slaymaker said when her brother went for training at Camrose, he was recognized for his rifle work and received a certificate for being “best shot.” “Being from Rocky, he was always out hunting. I think he got his first deer when he was about 14.”

Tuesday. Prentice also said he strongly supports regional planning. “We need regional plans and regional plans can be the best defence for property owners,” he said. “In other respects I don’t think successive governments have been careful about private property rights, which are the bedrock of this province.” Two Wildrose members of the legislature from southern Alberta said Prentice is promising what they have been demanding for almost three years. Medicine Hat MLA Blake Petersen dismissed Prentice’s pledge as nothing but damage control. “It could be seen as an olive branch to voters who were really offended by the legislation,” he said. “But since the whole party passed it, I’m not sure if he’ll have much luck rewriting it.” Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said he hopes Albertans remember which party has been fighting for private property rights. “For him to take up the Wildrose position is good for Alberta, but I hope Albertans remember where this is coming from.” Prentice is competing to replace Alison Redford as party leader and premier along with former infrastructure minister Ric McIver and former jobs minister Thomas Lukaszuk.

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He also completed mechanical training with the armed forces. Reed served in England, Belgium, Germany and Holland. For part of his service, he was in a motorcycle squad. He died in Germany. “He knew he wanted to go overseas. He was in the war and decided he might as well be in the thick of it.” His sister said their family would send him monthly parcels with cigarettes, candy and cookies, even though they didn’t have much. It had to be packed well and sewn up in a Pte. John Nelson piece of material to ensure it Reed would arrive in one piece. Reed met a girl from Belgium and wanted to bring her back to Canada at the end of the war.

“I corresponded with her for quite a long while. Then she got married and we kind of lost touch with one another.” Slaymaker said she won’t be visiting the Holten cemetery at her age but appreciates the effort to gather information on the soldiers. The Netherlands fell to Germany in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The majority of those buried at Holten died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany and across the Ems River in April and the first days of May 1945. Slaymaker said her friend who immigrated from Holland has often talked about how thrilled people were when the Canadian soldiers arrived. Canadians really can’t fathom what it’s like to live in war zone, she said. “They’re still thankful to the Canadians.”

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It is expected the barrier will extend far enough downstream to protect all of the properties typically threatened by high water. Baker was meeting with Alberta Environment at the site on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming work. Another meeting is planned for later in the week with officials from two other government departments. “We’ve got our application in under the Water Act,” he said. “The process for building the berm is rolling right along.” Land needed for the berm — most of which is owned by the province — is currently being lined up. The river most recently overflowed its banks during last year’s spring runoff that saw a campground and RV park and dozens of homes evacuated in Sundre. In Mountain View County, a number of roads were closed because of flooding cutting off access temporarily to Coyote Creek RV Resort and the Waldren subdivision southwest of Sundre airport.

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The price Putin will pay Conducting an orderly retreat is the hardest thing in war and politics, as Russian President Vladimir Putin is now learning. His own desire to avoid humiliation gets in the way of rapid disengagement from a losing battle, which is why he waited until two days before Sunday’s Ukrainian presidential election GWYNNE to say that he DYER would respect the result. And even then he said “respect,” not “recognize.” The Ukrainian election went well. Petro Poroshenko, a minor-league oligarch with business interests in Russia, won convincingly in the first round, and 60 per cent of voters actually showed up at the polls. Even in Donetsk province, where most city centres are occupied by separatist gunmen, seven out of 12 district electoral commissions were able to operate normally. It’s a good start on stabilizing the country.


So why didn’t Putin just say “recognize” when that is clearly what he will have to do in the end if Russia and Ukraine are to have peaceful relations? Why prolong the uncertainty about his intentions in the West, where the belief that he is an expansionist bent on recreating the Russian/Soviet empire takes deeper root with each passing day? The answer is pride — and Russia will pay a significant price for Putin’s pride. Last week, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, enlivened his Royal tour of Canada by telling an elderly Polish immigrant that Hitler’s relentless takeover of European countries in the 1930s was “not unlike what Putin is doing now.” Prince Charles is well known for saying silly things, but what he said in Canada sounded quite sensible to many people in the West. That is a big problem for Putin. Putin’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, though completely illegal, was not the first step in his plan for world conquest. That is preposterous: Russia is a relatively poor country of only 140 million people. But it is a regrettable fact of life that the Hitler analogy has a powerful grip on the popular imagination throughout Europe and North America, and Putin’s aimless belligerence has been setting

him up in Western minds as the next Hitler. He was very cross when his tame Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by protesters after he obeyed Putin’s demand to break off trade talks with the European Union. Putin punished Ukraine by annexing Crimea, and he started doing some heavy breathing about Ukraine’s eastern provinces as well. He encouraged pro-Russian gunmen to seize government buildings in eastern Ukraine and warned that he might intervene militarily if the Ukrainian government used force against them. He moved 40,000 troops up to Ukraine’s eastern border on “exercises.” It was quite pointless, since he could neither annex the eastern provinces nor remove the Ukrainian government without actually invading, but he was very cross. Three months of that and the damage to his and Russia’s image is starting to pile up. Simple-minded people like Prince Charles talk about a new Hitler. Terrified Poles, Estonians and other Eastern Europeans who used to live under the Soviet yoke fear that they might be next and demand NATO troops on their soil. And clever people in the Western military-industrial complexes see an

opportunity to sell more of their wares. Finally, only two days before the Ukrainian election, Putin says he will “respect” the result, and his tanks start to pull back from Ukraine’s border. Too damned late. There won’t be any more Western sanctions against Russia, but Putin has managed to resurrect the image of Russia as a mortal threat to its neighbours. It will not lie down again soon. European defence budgets will stop falling, and the integration of the armed forces of the various new NATO members in Eastern Europe will accelerate. Leading-edge technologies like missile defence will get more funding in the United States. Foreign investment in Russia is already declining. And the countries of the European Union will move heaven and earth to cut their dependence on Russian gas exports. Putin has already turned to China as a new customer for Russian gas, but it will never pay as well as Europe did. He used to be able to play the Europeans and the Chinese off against each other, but that game is over. NATO sees him as a wild card at best, and at worst a real threat. The master strategist has lost his touch. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist.


Should your child pay to attend school? Here is a question to seriously think about: Do you think that your five-year-old child should pay to attend their own school? But since your child can’t afford it yet, don’t worry, we’ll just keep the bill and charge interest until they can. If you said yes, then you will love Jim Prentice for leader of the PC Party and premier of Alberta. At a recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Calgary, Prentice said he wants the province to borrow money to build new schools. Borrowing for capital projects is no different than having your child take on debt themselves so they can pay it back plus interest when they are adults. You will hear things on how businesses and home owners take on debt and mortgages, but don’t be fooled by the accounting trick that politicians are too often using these days. Business owners take on debt for expansion in order to generate more revenue and build equity that eventually can be sold. Home owners also are building equity that can eventually be sold. What equity does the government plan on selling? What income is the government plan on generating by this borrowing? Interest rates are traditionally charged at a larger rate than inflation, which is how banks make money. This means that if the government waited and saved instead of borrowing, and the price to build went up, it would actually be cheaper to buy it with the savings then it would be to borrow and buy it now because inflation is lower than the cost of borrowing. The only true reason governments borrow for capital spending is to get votes today. There is no planning involved and there is no financial management thought out. It is completely driven by the need for votes, plain and simple. Do I want my five-year-old to take on debt today so she can pay for it as an adult (plus interest)? Simple answer: No. Cory G. Litzenberger Red Deer

Thanks for clothing bank support It is with much regret that I write this letter to inform the citizens of Red Deer and surrounding area that the Red Deer Community Clothing Services otherwise know as the Red Deer Clothing Bank is closing after 51 years of operations. The last day of operation will be June 26, or sooner if we run out of clothes. I want to thank everyone for their support over the years and for their generous donations of clothes, bedding, and other household items. I would also like to give a very huge thank you to all the volunteers for the last 51 years. They have been the backbone of this operation. Also, I wish to thank all the generous donors who donated items and money to our operation, and to the United Way for providing the funds for 47 years. Again, a big thank you to everyone. Ted Hayden President Red Deer Community Clothing Service

Don’t let robins’ eggs alarm you While most of us believe we have missed spring, the robins didn’t. I have a pair of robins gleaning worms, etc., from our lawn to feed their young. When did they have time to build and nest? They

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did manage somehow and I have had concerned calls about empty blue egg shells being found on lawns. Not to panic, most birds dump their empty shells away from the nest area so that predators cant locate the it. The robins’ blue shells are just more noticeable. Starlings also have larger and paler blue eggs. D. Murray Mackay Ponoka

Take care putting seniors into homes Over the past several years, there have been a lot of strikes involving the health-care sector. It is surprising in this day and age that we have to go union to get employers to treat their staff fair and to give them a fair wage. It seems that paying a wage below standards, no benefits, unsafe and at times a hostile environment is not a problem for some employers and they wish not to address these issues. Alberta Health Service (AHS) and our Alberta government are trying to improve but when it comes to assisted and long-term care they are not getting a passing grade. One issue is letting people from out of province come in and opening up these facilities. These are for-profit companies that charge our seniors large sums and take all profits back to their province. Employers will go out of their way to try and make your work place unhappy once you have gone union. When you have to put a family member in a home, make sure you check it over and ask questions and more questions. Are they a subsidized facility, are they private, what is the staff ratio to residents, what is the health care aides’ duties, are they certified, how often are they short of staff, what extras do they charge for? You will be surprised by the extras you are charged, a band-aid, any dressing for a tear, gloves the staff wear and the list will go on. If the ratio is more than one staff to six residents, then think twice. If they are short and cannot get a replacement staff, then aides will do the job of two staff. Ask about activities and who does them. If it is care staff, then you know that activities will not be

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done on a regular base or at all as they do not have the time. Ask to see the calendar of the care department. It does not matter if you pay $7,000 a month or more for rent, and you will in some of the places, you will not get any better treatment than a subsidized person. We need better regulations. If the facility is not funded by AHS, then they do whatever they want to do. Your family member deserves better, you deserve certified, well-trained staff. Contact AHS and our health minister to let them know that training on the job is not acceptable in this field. Medications by certified staff only and only if they want to do medications and taught by a certified RN or LPN who can teach this course. RNs and LPNs are not trained on the job so why do we have uncertified staff looking after all stages of a seniors life? We have schools for health-care aides, some better than others. We need to let AHS and our government know to stop the for-profit companies coming in and financially raping our seniors, and treating our health care workers like they are not important. This also applies to AHS-funded facilities. Care staff are looking after your family member because you are unable to do so. It is a hard job and the only thank you they will get will come from a family member and sometimes the residents. If the facilities are union, then the union will stand up for them. If you do decide to put your family member in a facility, then please monitor their care. You will be their only advocate. All facilities are not the same. Some will be a good fit for your family member. You just have to do your homework. Don’t get caught up with the sales pitch and all the hype on how well the place looks. They have one mission: to get you in. Empty beds do not bring in money. So I thank unions for standing up for our employees and our seniors. I thank the health-care workers who stick with their jobs as they feel the seniors come first. We need change and we need it fast. Betty Bell Red Deer

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Chiefs vote to reject proposed changes to First Nations education BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Chiefs from across Canada have rejected controversial changes to First Nations education, and are calling on the Conservative government to provide $1.9 billion in funding now with more money to come later. It took most of the day for a special assembly of chiefs gathered in a downtown Ottawa hotel Tuesday to agree on how they would respond to the Harper government’s education bill. They eventually voted in favour of a resolution that rejects Bill C-33, dubbed the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, and calls on the government to negotiate a new education agreement that provides transfer payments to aboriginal communities. The resolution also asks Ottawa to provide $1.9 billion tied to the original bill immediately, with a 4.5 per cent escalator until a new deal on education is reached. How the Conservatives respond to these new demands remains to be seen, but they have said repeatedly that funding won’t come until there is reform and accountability. “Our Government is extremely disappointed that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) did not honor its agreement with the government,” Andrea Richer, a spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Berard Valcourt, said in an email. “As we have said all along, this legislation will not proceed without the support of AFN, and we have been clear that we will not invest new money in an education system that does not serve the best interests of First Nations children; funding will only follow real education reforms.” Regional chiefs initially showed their support for the education bill by attending an event in February with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Shawn Atleo, the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. But that support quickly evaporated. Atleo, a self-described lightning rod in the controversy over the legislation, shocked many by abruptly quitting his job this month, leaving the AFN in limbo. Heading into Tuesday’s meeting of the chiefs, the aboriginal community was deeply divided over the education bill. Some saw it as a first step with a substantial dollar amount attached to it that could improve the lives of First Nations children. Others viewed it as the government exerting too much control over aboriginal education. The first sign that common ground on controversial changes to First Nations education would be hard to find came early when chiefs couldn’t agree on an agenda for the day. The chiefs eventually opted to discuss First Nations education before deciding how to choose a new leader


Chief Rufus Copage of Shubenacadie (Indian Brook) First Nations, N.S., carries the Assembly of First Nations Eagle Staff during the grand entry as First Nations leaders, elders, youth and delegates gather for the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa on Tuesday. to replace Atleo. The brief impasse spoke to the significant obstacle facing both the AFN and the Conservatives: getting hundreds of aboriginal communities in Canada to agree on an issue as deeply personal as how their children are educated. Quebec and Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard, who has been the assembly’s spokesman since Atleo resigned, urged the aboriginal leaders gathered in at a downtown Ottawa hotel to take a unified stance, one way or another. “The facts are that we have a bill before the House, which has been shelved by the minister ... so that’s where I feel we need to find a way to come together,” Picard said. Bill Erasmus, the Dene National Chief and AFN’s regional chief for the Northwest Territories, said it’s not fair to ask the country’s hundreds of First Nations to all agree on such a major issue. “It’s the dilemma that Canada has to understand,” he said. “First of all, if you asked all of the mayors in Canada to come to consensus, would you expect them to? That’s what we need to ask: why wouldn’t you expect them, but you expect us to?” By mid-day, a move was underway to overhaul a resolution the AFN executive drafted before the meeting that calls for First Nations to “co-develop” education reforms with the Conserva-

tive government. Most of the people who took turns speaking at microphones around the room said they wanted to scrap the education bill. “I don’t want to engage with this government about the five conditions any longer,” said Grand Chief Gordon Peters of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. “We talked about co-development from way back. There has never been any co-development that I’m aware of ... but as far as we’re concerned there has been no relationship, no development, no co-development that has ever taken place with respect to any of this work.” After closed door meetings and lengthy discussion, the chiefs voted to scrap the original draft resolution in favour of a new one that outright rejected Bill C-33. In doing so, the chiefs send a message to the government that their education legislation was unacceptable, Picard said. “To me, the only clear indication here is that we ask, or we tell or demand from government that they redraw the bill, as is, today,” he said. But Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has defended the bill, saying it meets the five conditions outlined by the AFN and chiefs during a meeting in December and received the support of the assembly.


BRIEF Alberta court strikes down injunction that kept prosecutors off sunshine list EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal has dissolved a court injunction the prevented the province from releasing the names and salaries of its Crown prosecutors. The provincial government appealed an earlier judge’s order that limited the disclosure list. A lawyer for a prosecutor who didn’t want to be on the list had argued that releasing the information could put people in the profession at risk. Government spokeswoman Kathleen Range says prosecutors will be given time to apply for an exemption before their information is published. The case first went to court before former premier Alison Redford’s government put online the names and salaries of government employees making $100,000 a year or more. Redford promised the move after her office was criticized for refusing an order to disclose the severance paid to her former chief of staff. Stephen Carter later announced on Twitter that he received $130,000 after being on the job for six months. The province argued in court that the names and salary ranges of prosecutors are already available on the Internet and that other provinces including British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario already publish lists that include prosecutors. Alberta’s list, absent of prosecutors, revealed that 3,100 government employees made more than $100,000 last year.

Alberta labour boss casts eye on possible run for provincial NDP leadership EDMONTON — The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour says he’s considering running for the leadership of the province’s New Democrats. Gil McGowan says there are several people in the labour movement that he must consult before making a decision. McGowan says he will have to make up his mind soon in order to have time to campaign over the summer prior to the leadership vote scheduled for mid-October. The AFL executive says if he decides to enter the race to succeed Brian Mason as NDP leader, it will be tough to leave a post in which he believes he’s making a difference in Alberta’s labour scene. McGowan also says for the record, being leader of the NDP would pay more than his current job. Edmonton NDP MLA David Eggen has said he will run, while Rachel Notley, another Edmonton New Democrat MLA, is expected to make a decision on a leadership bid in the next few weeks.

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Sexual assault not part of military culture says top commander BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — There will be an independent, external investigation into allegations that sexual assault is rampant in the Canadian military, but the country’s top commander could not say Tuesday just how far-reaching that review will be. Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada’s chief of defence staff, was also at a loss to define the scope of the problem, except to say he believes it’s possible some victims are not coming forward. “I think there is an under-reporting going on,” Lawson testified before the House of Commons defence committee, which is Gen. Thomas examining sexual as- Lawson sault and harassment in the Canadian Forces. “We need to do everything we can to deal with any issues that stand in the way of someone coming forward.” An internal review last month identified “some barriers” that prevent alleged victims from speaking up, he added. Lawson said the review, which he wants carried out by an “eminent Canadian,” will have the authority to interview military members and could end up uncovering fresh allegations of assault. The terms of reference have been drafted and approved by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, but Lawson would not indicate the probe’s mandate nor whether it might rise to the level of a judicial inquiry. Lawson’s comments echo the military’s response last fall to a series of suicides among veterans of the war in Afghanistan, which shone a spotlight on what critics have called a mental-health crisis within the Canadian Forces. In essence, Lawson said victims need to come forward and trust the system. But trust appears to be in short supply — not only among the rank and file, but also among MPs from all parties who fired tough questions Tuesday at Lawson and others, including the military’s judge advocate-general. The genesis of that anger is a recent magazine report that claimed sex assaults have reached epidemic levels inside the ranks of Canada’s military.

The story, published by Maclean’s and L’actualite magazines, interviewed several victims and examined a decade’s worth of statistics documenting reported attacks. It said military police get as many as 200 complaints of sexual assault each year, with many more cases going unreported by victims who fear the potential consequences from within the military hierarchy. Lawson told the committee he found the allegations disturbing, and acknowledged the courage of those victims who spoke out. But he said he does not accept the notion that sexual violence and harassment are part of military culture, citing a recent internal survey that suggested harassment of all kinds has been declining steadily over the last decade. Lawson said only two per cent of those who took part in the 2012 survey said they’ve faced harassment, but he conceded the numbers are higher when the results are parsed by gender. NDP defence critic Jack Harris didn’t buy those assurances, saying the issue has resurfaced time and again since a similar media expose was written in the late 1990s. “As a Canadian I’m more than concerned and disturbed,” said Harris. National Defence is three years behind in reporting criminal statistics within the military to Parliament, he added. “I’m quite angry to find that — from these reports — the military hasn’t responded appropriately to individuals who were victims.” Military statistics lump sexual assault and harassment into a category of other disciplinary-related offences, making it difficult to know the extent of the problem. Brig.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart, the judge advocate-general, took responsibility for not filing the reports to Parliament as prescribed by law and said he’d consider more transparent reporting of the assault data. Liberal MP Judy Sgro was skeptical, saying she’d heard similar assurances from the RCMP when the issue of sex assault in the federal police force was in the headlines two years ago. “I’m sad to be sitting here today, and infuriated,” Sgro said. When RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson testified in 2012 about assault and harassment allegations on the force, he said all the right things to convince the committee the force was on the right track, she said.

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BRIEF 20 guns stolen from Calgary business CALGARY — A total of 20 firearms have been stolen in two break-ins at a southeast Calgary gun range and gun shop. Police say the first theft from The Shooting Edge happened just after midnight on May 11 when a display case was smashed with a baseball bat to gain access to several guns. The second occurred Monday morning when the front window of the shooting range was smashed to get at some weapons. Police acting Staff Sgt. Mark Rahn says the store has an older security system that apparently wasn’t working. Rahn says the failure raises a lot of questions about the security of the business. The shop’s owner is looking into the alarm problem and police have released photos of a man from the first theft in the hope it will generate leads.

RCMP investigate death of infant girl found unresponsive GLEICHEN, Alta. — RCMP are investigating the death of an infant in southern Alberta. Police say the nine-month-old girl was found unresponsive Sunday at a home on the Siksika First Nation. The child was later pronounced dead at hospital. Police were awaiting the results of an autopsy.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A founding member of the Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive faces new sexual assault allegations just a year after he was acquitted of similar charges. Timothy Bachman, 62, appeared in a B.C. court Tuesday afternoon on charges of sex assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching, said Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Police Department. A publication ban has been placed on any information that could identify the victim, but MacDonald said police who work in the Fraser Valley community east of Vancouver began the investigation after a person came forward with a complaint. He said the charges don’t relate to the same woman who accused Bachman of sex assault when she was a preteen foster child in his home. “The alleged incidents took place in the 1990s, so there was a fair amount of work that had to be done by our major crime unit detectives,” said MacDonald. MacDonald said Crown counsel swore the charges Monday, and Bachman turned himself in to police Tuesday afternoon, before appearing in court. He said Bachman was released but placed on conditions that he not have any contact with a person under 16 years old and he stay away from areas where children might congregate. Last May, a B.C. Supreme Court judge found Bachman not guilty, concluding that the young woman was not deliberately dishonest but her testimony was unreliable and inconsistent. The judge ruled the Crown’s evidence fell short of what was needed to convict and he was left with a reasonable doubt.



A man who was evacuated due to a 3-alarm fire at an apartment building sits outside with his parrot as a firefighter rubs his eyes after fighting the fire in Burnaby, B.C., on Tuesday. According to the B.C. Ambulance Service three people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

Harper’s aid plan for poor countries polarizes at home BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — One polarizing question will hover over the prime minister Wednesday when he opens his international conference on helping dying kids and mothers in poor countries: does Stephen Harper truly care, or is it just another cynical political ploy? The answer, which depends on which side of a very deep divide it is asked, is either a passionate yes or no. On one side lives a core of disillusioned aid workers, diplomats and public servants who see Canada’s declining foreign aid spending and the dissolution of the government’s development agency as evidence of Harper’s hypocrisy towards helping the world’s most vulnerable. Opposite are those who sincerely thank the prime minister for focusing the world’s attention on reducing the millions of needless deaths of pregnant women, newborns and young children in the developing world each year. Harper’s high-profile supporters will include the philanthropist Melinda Gates, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Aga Khan and Queen Rania of Jordan, who will join him in Toronto for the opening of the three-day summit dubbed, “Saving Every Woman, Every Child.” Joel Spicer, head of the Canadian aid agency Micronutrient Initiative, was one of a dozen people to meet privately with the prime minister last month after he announced the summit, an attempt to refocus attention on the aid priority he unveiled when he hosted G8 leaders in 2010. Spicer and others in the room used the opportunity to carefully take the measure of the man behind the $2.8-billion Muskoka Initiative. “What struck me — because I was really looking for it — is that he’s actually sincere; he’s personally committed to it,” Spicer recalled Tuesday. “He was saying, ’I deal with so many issues on a daily basis and this is one of the ones I actually think is important.”’ Many in the room had a vested interest in believing in Harper’s apparent altruism. Spicer’s organization got $75 million over five years in 2010 to improve the nutrition of pregnant women and young children. “People around the table were asking, ’What’s in it?’ There was some discussion about to what extent was this

opportunistic. It was very clear he was personally committed, that he felt a sense of injustice.” Spicer’s career in international development has spanned the United Nations and the World Bank, from West Africa and South Asia to Washington and Geneva. He says it is rare for a world leader to make a commitment on a development issue and follow it through years later. “The fact of the matter is: this is not something that would win an election.” But many others see Harper as nothing more than a callous opportunist who is latching on to what is literally a motherhood issue to bolster his domestic support and soften his public image as a man with a hard, unfeeling exterior. That view is embodied by the Ottawa-based McLeod Group, a collection of academics, former diplomats, government and development hands who are deeply embittered by Canadian foreign policy under Harper. “Once again Canada’s development co-operation policies are being driven by domestic interests, not the development outcomes and the results the government claims to be seeking,” the group said Tuesday in the latest in a series of blog posts criticizing Harper’s initiative, titled, “Delusions about international leadership.” It accused Canada of grandstanding and pretending to lead on an issue that has been on the international radar for two decades. The group again blasted the Harper government for not funding abortionrelated projects in order to appease its domestic political base. It reiterated former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s public criticism of that stance during previous visit to Canada, when she said: “You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health, which includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions.” The government has carefully vetted this week’s agenda to avoid “the gaping Canadian policy flaws around providing safe abortion or basic contraceptive services” and other controversy, the post said. Harper deserves credit for giving momentum to a worthy effort to save the lives of vulnerable children and mothers, said Alan Whiteside, head of global health policy for the Centre for International Governance Innovation, based in Waterloo, Ont.

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Chaos engulfs Donetsk MAYOR SAYS 40 PEOPLE KILLED IN FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DONETSK, Ukraine — The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday a day after government forces used fighter jets to stop pro-Russia separatists from taking over the airport. Dozens were reported killed and the mayor went on television to urge residents to stay indoors. The city of 1 million was engulfed by fighting Monday when rebels moved to seize the airport, Ukraine’s second largest. They were repelled by government forces using combat jets and helicopter gunships. Associated Press journalists witnessed intensive gun fire throughout the day and into the night. Plumes of black smoke rose into the air and officials shut down Donetsk airport and nearby streets to traffic amid the fighting. Donetsk mayor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko said 40 people, including two civilians, were killed in Monday’s fighting. Rebel leaders, meanwhile, said the deaths could reach up to 100. The battles came as billionaire candy magnate Petro Poroshenko claimed victory in Sunday’s presidential vote, which authorities in Kyiv had hoped would unify the deeply divided nation. Poroshenko, who is yet to be sworn in, has vowed to negotiate a peaceful end to the insurgency in the east, but also has called the separatists “Somali pirates” and promised he would stop them from sowing more chaos. The bodies of about 30 insurgents were brought Tuesday to a hospital morgue in Donetsk, said Leonid Baranov of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, who was at the Kalinin morgue. The fighters had been wounded and were being transported to a hospital in a truck when it was shot up by government forces, Baranov said. Baranov said up to 100 rebels were probably killed in Monday’s fighting,


BRIEF Egypt extends presidential election extra day CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt on Tuesday extended its presidential election to a third day amid reports of low voter turnout that could deprive the all-but-certain winner, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, of the overwhelming show of public support he seeks. Opponents and observers said the thin voting showed the depth of discontent with el-Sissi, not just among his Islamist foes but among a broader section of the public that says he has no solutions for the country’s woes and fears he will return Egypt to the autocratic ways of Hosni Mubarak, overthrown in 2011 after 29 years in power. Throughout Tuesday, the second day of balloting, officials and supporters of el-Sissi in the media exhorted


People carry sandbags to set up a shooting position as a pro-Russian gunman watches on the road leading from the airport to Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday. The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday a day after government forces used fighter jets to stop pro-Russia separatists from taking over the airport. The mayor said 40 people were killed and went on television to urge residents to stay at home. adding that many bodies had not been recovered because they were in areas under government control. “As they (Ukrainian forces) are controlling the airport and the fight was there ... we cannot right now identify exactly how many victims we have,” he said, adding that hundreds were also wounded in the fighting. He said the morgue was too small to hold all the bodies and authorities were searching for refrigerator trucks pending identification of the dead.

AP journalists saw many dead bodies piled up at the Kalinin morgue but could not immediately count them or confirm Baranov’s statements. Another Donetsk insurgent leader, Denis Pushilin, also said up to 100 people have been killed and asserted that up to half of them could be civilians, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. Pushilin said government snipers were firing at people trying to evacuate the bodies. His comments also couldn’t be independently confirmed.

Early Tuesday, unidentified men stormed Donetsk’s main ice hockey arena and set it ablaze, according to the mayor’s office. The arena, owned by a local Ukrainian lawmaker, was to host the 2015 world championships. By Tuesday morning, the Donetsk airport was under full government control, Ukraine’s acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said, adding that dozens of insurgents may have been killed but government forces did not suffer any casualties.

voters to go to the polls. Scenes of empty polling stations drove el-Sissi supporters in the country’s TV stations into a lather, and they scolded Egyptians for not turning out. “Where are the people?” one talk show host shouted on a pro-military TV station. There has never been any doubt that the 59-year-old el-Sissi would win over his sole opponent, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi. But he and his backers have sought a big victory to send a message to the West — as well as to his domestic opponents — that his ouster last summer of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was not a coup but a popular revolution. Millions took to the streets in protests against Morsi before el-Sissi removed him. For the past 10 months, the government and media have been whipping up adulation for el-Sissi, depicting him as the country’s saviour. They have praised his crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist supporters, a campaign that has killed hundreds and put thousands in prison. Some voters called him the only man capable of ruling.

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neighbours. “The prime minister underlined our concerns related to terror. It was conveyed that Pakistan must abide by its commitment to prevent its territory and territory under its control from being used in terrorism against India,” Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh told reporters. Sharif told reporters that the meeting should be “a historic opportunity for both our countries.” Sharif said both leaders were elected with popular mandates and could succeed in “turning a new page” in their countries’ often-hostile relations. He said both shared the goal of economic development, which could not be achieved without peace and stability in the region.

NEW DELHI — New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on Tuesday and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai. Modi met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the leaders of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Mauritius, Bangladesh and Maldives, a day after they attended his inauguration. But all eyes were watching the meeting between Modi and Sharif for signs of a thaw in the relations between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed


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Obama may soon OK train and equip mission for Syrian rebels WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to forces who have been asking for three years for military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, administration officials said Tuesday. The step, which could be announced as early as Wednesday, would send a limited number of American troops to Jordan to be part of a regional training mission that would instruct carefully vetted members of the Free Syrian Army on tactics, including counterterrorism operations, the officials said. They said Obama has not yet given final approval for the initiative, and that there is still internal discussion about its merits and potential risks. In a foreign policy speech on Wednesday to the U.S. Military Academy, Obama is expected to frame Syria as a counterterrorism challenge and indicate that he will expand assistance to the opposition, according to the officials. However, he is not likely to announce the specific program, which is still being finalized, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss administration deliberations. The State Department, Pentagon, intelligence community, along with many in Congress who back the move, have concluded that Assad will not budge without a change in the military situation on the ground, according to the officials. At the same time, there are

growing fears about the threat posed by al-Qaida-linked and inspired extremists fighting in Syria, the officials said. The Senate Armed Services Committee last week passed a defence bill that authorizes the Defence Department to provide training and equipment to vetted elements of the Syrian opposition. The US already has covert support operations in place for the Syrian opposition, and it is not yet clear how the new program would work. The United States has spent $287 million so far in non-lethal aid on the four-year-old civil war. Rebel commanders have been asking the U.S. for lethal assistance as they’ve seen gains wiped out one after another, but the U.S. has been reluctant to move to that kind of aid for fear weapons could end up in the hands of extremist rebels who might then turn on neighbouring Israel or against U.S. interests. The State Department on Tuesday declined to comment on the proposed train and equip program, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki, however, told reporters that an array of options to support moderate Assad foes remains under consideration. She also highlighted the terrorism threat. “We have been clear that we see Syria as a counterterrorism challenge, and therefore certainly we factor that in, in options we consider,” she said. “The current policy approach continues to be strengthening the moderate opposition, which offers an alternative to the brutal Assad regime and the more extremist elements within the opposition.”


U.S. man who sent ricin-laced letters to Obama sentenced on charges he fondled students

Top White House lawyer to look into how CIA chief’s name was revealed

JACKSON, Miss. — A man who sent letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison on unrelated state charges of fondling three martial arts students. James Everett Dutschke was sentenced in Lee County Circuit Court in Tupelo. Judge Paul Funderburk ordered Dutschke to serve 20 years on the fondling charges at the same time he’s spending 25 years in federal prison on the ricin letter charges, District Attorney Trent Kelly said. That’s followed by a 25-year suspended sentence on the state charges. Dutschke was also ordered to register as a sex offender when he is released. The sentence was in line with what prosecutors had proposed when Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to inappropriately touching the students at his martial arts studio in Tupelo. Assistant District Attorney Sadie Gardner has said the fondling occurred between 2007 and 2013.


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top lawyer is looking into how the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan was accidently revealed to thousands of journalists. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says chief counsel Neil Eggleston will also make recommendations for how to ensure something like that doesn’t happen again. The officer’s name was included by U.S. Embassy staff on a list of American officials who met with Obama Sunday during a surprise visit to Afghanistan. The list was sent to a Washington Post reporter who was representing the news media, who then sent it out to the White House “press pool” list. The Associated Press is withholding the officer’s name at the request of the Obama administration, which said its publication could put his life in danger.

Chinese man jailed in New Jersey for smuggling rhino horns, ivory NEWARK, N.J. — A Chinese man who helped run an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhinoceros horns has been sentenced in New Jersey to nearly six years in federal prison. Zhifei Li was given a sentence of five years and 10 months on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Newark. The 30-year-old resident of Shandong, China, pleaded guilty last December to 11 counts, including smuggling and illegal wildlife trafficking. The U.S. attorney’s office says Li paid three antiques dealers in the United States to help him smuggle the items to China. Thirty smuggled rhino horns plus other objects made from the horns and from elephant ivory were worth about $4.5 million.

Police chief jailed in Venezuela goes on hunger strike to demand release CARACAS, Venezuela — A former police chief whose decade-long imprisonment has been taken up as a cause by Venezuela’s opposition said in a letter made public Tuesday that he is going on a hunger strike to demand his release. Ivan Simonovis is serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated murder related to his role in the death of progovernment protesters who rushed to the defence of then-President Hugo Chavez in a failed 2002 coup. The 53-year-old Simonovis said in a letter released by lawyers that he is tired of waiting for Venezuela’s justice system. He said that against the wishes of his family and despite his ill health, he will refuse to eat until he receives an answer to his lawyers’ petition for a conditional release based on humanitarian grounds.



Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, right, and Marie Collins attend a press conference at the Vatican, Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Head of abuse survivors’ group criticizes pope’s meeting with victims BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pope Francis says his plans to meet with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican is part of an effort to “go forward” with “zero tolerance” in confronting and preventing clergy abuse. But the head of a U.S. victims’ group has dismissed the upcoming session as “another gesture, another public relations coup” that could prove meaningless. The meeting with a half-dozen victims, announced on Monday, is being organized by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston. It will mark the first such encounter for the pope, who has been criticized by victims for not expressing personal solidarity with them when he has reached out to other people who suffer. “On this issue we must go forward, forward. Zero tolerance,” Francis said, calling abuse of children an “ugly” crime that betrays God. He said the meeting and a Mass at the Vatican hotel where he lives would take place early next month. The Archdiocese of Boston said in a statement that the details of the meeting haven’t been finalized yet, and that O’Malley “looks forward to supporting this effort by Pope Francis in whatever manner will be most helpful.” The Archdiocese said the meeting is expected to take place “in the coming months.” David Clohessy, executive director

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Two restaurant spaces have been developed in a new building at Village Mall in Red Deer. One will be occupied by Noodlebox Southeast Asian Noodle Bar, but the other, with 3,000 square feet, is still available for lease.

Space still available at new Village Mall building Looking for 3,000 square feet of restaurant space on Gaetz Avenue? Ron Schletz has a deal for you. A senior leasing manager with First Capital Realty Inc., which owns Village Mall, Schletz is seeking a suitable tenant for a new building at the 6320 and 6380 Gaetz Ave. shopping centre The 5,000-square-foot structure has gone up at the site of a former Petro-Can station, which was demolished in 2011. Schletz expects construction to wrap up within a few weeks, with Noodlebox Southeast Asian Noodle Bar ready to set up in 2,000 square feet of the space. But the remainder of the building, which was earmarked for Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill until that restaurant changed its plans, remains available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with a whole bunch of other restaurant groups,â&#x20AC;? said Schletz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a question of time; most of them are looking for franchisees.â&#x20AC;? The large size of the space poses a challenge for some, he acknowledged, and First Capital Realty

must also choose a tenant that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt existing food service businesses at Village Mall. The uncommitted portion of the building would be suitable for other uses, like retail, said Schletz. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed for a restaurant, with large mechanical and electrical systems, and a patio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be a shame to put in a hat store or something that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any of that.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident the space will eventually be used as intended, especially because of its location along Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busiest street. Noodlebox should be operating by summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start fixturing, probably within a couple of weeks,â&#x20AC;? said Schletz. A Western Canadian chain, Noodlebox offers a variety of East Asian foods, including Singapore cashew curry, Malay-style fried rice, Thai-style chow mein, Panang red curry, Burmese naan, Cambodian spring rolls and Vietnamese cucumber salad. Its first restaurant opened in Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinatown district in 2001, with its founders inspired by the food they discovered while travelling through Southeast Asia.

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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A group of 48th Street businesses are hoping to duplicate the feel of the Ross Street Patio. Once Again Consignment Boutique, La Casa Pergola and Muse Clothing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which share a building at 4809 48th St. in downtown Red Deer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are staging a block party this Thursday. Scheduled to run from 5 to 9 p.m., it will feature refreshments, appetizers and live music, weather permitting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was my idea, because I love to party,â&#x20AC;? laughed Jeannette Mitten, who owns Once Again Consignment Boutique. Mitten, who started her business last September at 4801 51st Ave., relocated it to her current location at the beginning of May.

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have been, and Canadian consumers are paying about $13.3 billion less in value-added taxes on their purchases of goods and services. The vast majority of the changes have occurred under the Conservatives, which took office in February 2006. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who along with the late finance minister Jim Flaherty, was often critical of the PBO when it was headed by Kevin Page, took credit Tuesday for the latest report as evidence the government is saving Canadians money. The report is useful for the Conservatives heading into an election campaign in 2015 that it plans to run on management of the economy. With a balanced budget also likely in 2015, Conservatives are expected to introduce at least one more major tax measure â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a variation of income splitting it promised during the election four years ago at a cost of about $2.7 billion.

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An information technology consulting firm will serve up a smorgasbord of high-tech information in Red Deer on June 9. Graycon Group Ltd. is organizing the Red Deer 2014 TechShow, with more than 25 IT companies from Canada and the United States taking part. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vendors are from all over North America, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the leading vendors in the IT space,â&#x20AC;? said Kendra Golemme, marketing and communications co-ordinator with Graycon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have Cisco, HP, Symantec and Lenovo, just to name a few.â&#x20AC;? The free conference will begin with breakfast and a keynote presentation by Dean La Riviere, director, partner operations, with Cisco. Thereafter, concurrent breakout sessions will look at how IT is evolving and where it is heading, with three more keynotes scheduled. The vendors will also display their products and services at a trade show. Golemme said it will be a good opportunity to learn about the latest in IT technology from a variety of sources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pretty much across the board, when it comes to IT, have at least one vendor representing that niche in the industry.â&#x20AC;? Graycon has held a similar TechShow for the past nine years in Kelowna, B.C., said Golemme. This year, the decision was made to also hold conferences in Saskatoon, Sask., and Red Deer. The events are designed for business owners and managers, as well as IT professionals and others with an interest in the industry. Kelowna, Saskatoon and Red Deer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of which have Graycon offices â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were chosen because they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inundated with high-profile vendors, as is the case in bigger cities like Calgary, said Golemme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Deer is just like an untapped market and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great market to provide representation.â&#x20AC;? However, companies from Calgary and Edmonton have been registering for the Red Deer TechShow, she noted. Golemme is confident Grayconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TechShow will return to Red Deer next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a huge response from clients and prospects alike in the community, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to making this an annual event.â&#x20AC;? Red Deer 2014 TechShow will take place at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and wrapping up at 4 p.m. Participants are asked to register in advance by going online to and clicking on TechShow.

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PARTY: Inspired by activity at Ross Street Patio She’s been struck by how the Ross Street Patio has become a hub of activity in the downtown. “They do cool stuff there all the time, so I said to my neighbours: “We can do some cool stuff too. “We thought that if we three businesses get together and attract more people, that would be great.” They’ve invited other merchants from the area, and hope to attract people to their street and into their stores. “We just want to promote our little block here.” Mitten said she wanted to remain downtown when the decision was made to move Once Again Consignment Boutique. She invested more than $7,000 in her new location, and thinks it has a “boutique feel” to it. Nearly half of her store’s merchandise is new, obtained from other clothing stores.

TAXES: Lower-income Canadians benefit most Another gift to the government in the report was that the PBO found that in relative terms — lower income Canadians earning between $12,200 and $23,300 benefited the most, increasing their after-tax income by four per cent. “We’re very proud to have reduced taxes by $30 billion ... they have been progressive overall and they’ve most greatly impacted low, middle-income earners,” said Finance Minister Joe Oliver. “This has been a very progressive policy.” But Dennis Howlett of Canadians for Tax Fairness quarrelled with the interpretation. He noted that in actual dollars, most of the savings when to Canada’s rich. According to figures supplied by the PBO, the top 20 per cent of income earners got $10.9 billion, or 36 per cent of the total, while the bottom 20 per cent got $1.9 billion, or only six per cent. “That’s a huge amount and who has got that money? Most of that in dollar amounts has gone to upperincome Canadians,” said Howlett. “What this means is that while the lowest 20 per cent of income earners have gained less than $500 in tax reductions, the top 20 per cent have seen their taxes go down by almost $2,000 a year.” The discrepancy might have been greater, but for some progressive tax measures introduced by the Conservatives, such as the Working Income Tax Benefit, which provides a refundable tax credit for low-income individuals. Households with incomes between $2,030 and $36,253 received about 60 per cent of $1.3 billion in savings from the measure. The lowering of the GST rate was judged the “second largest income inequality improving measure instituted throughout the 2005-2013 period, second only to the highly-distributive Working Income Tax Benefit,” the PBO said.


Coup? What coup? BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK, Thailand — When Thailand’s military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country’s infamous “Half Moon” festival. Not a soldier was in sight on the white sands of Koh Phangan and the raucous party that attracts revelers from around the world carried on for hours. After shaking off the effects of too much celebration, the German backpacker headed from the island to Bangkok, unfazed by the military takeover. “I figured if I survived the Half Moon Party, I could go to Bangkok and brave the coup,” said the 19-year-old, tanned and relaxed as he strolled through one of the capital’s bustling bar and nightclub districts. “This is not how I imagined a coup.” So far, the drama of Thailand’s military takeover has played out mainly in the political arena. As the army summons journalists and academics seen as anti-coup, detains ousted political leaders and issues stern warnings on TV, tourists are kicking back on the country’s famed beaches and sightseeing in Bangkok. The main impact on visitors for now is a 10 p.m. curfew, which forces nightlife to close several hours earlier. Photos posted to Twitter show scenes of whitesand tranquility and crystal clear waters in Phuket, Samui and other idyllic beach resorts. One post was titled, “What Coup?” For Thailand’s tourist industry, however, the situation is more ominous. Bookings were already down after six months of anti-government protests in Bangkok, and the combination of coup plus curfew along with uncertainty over how long the crackdown will last could be bruising, hotels and industry experts say. It’s a blow the economy, already struggling, could do without. Tourism accounts for about 7 per cent of Thailand’s economy and provides more than 2 million jobs. The industry has been resilient despite a decade of political turbulence. A record 26.7 million visitors came last year, up 20 per cent from the year before. But political protests that escalated in November led to a 6 per cent drop in foreign tourist arrivals from January-April this year, said Piyaman Tejapaibul, president of the Tourist Council of Thailand. Piyaman has petitioned the ruling junta to lift the nightly curfew at beach resorts including Phuket, Samui, Krabi and Pattaya. More than 40 countries have issued travel alerts, including the U.S. and Hong Kong, which have advised citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Thailand. In Hong Kong, a major source of visitors to Thailand, the Travel Industry Council reported that travel agents cancelled at least 70 tour groups this week involving 1,300 people. Hotels in Bangkok say the coup has kept them busy — with nonstop cancellations. “We have received more than 650 cancellations in the past five days,” said Deepak Ohri, chief executive of the 358-room Lebua hotel, whose dizzyingly high rooftop Sky Bar was featured in The Hangover Part II. The 5-star hotel is offering promotions it calls “Staycations” to entice locals to come for drinks or dinner and spend the night — and avoid rushing home for curfew. The Swissotel Nai Lert Park has announced a similar “Beat the Curfew” rate for residents through June. Hotels say they are waiting for events to unfold before slashing rates for overseas visitors. The junta warned this week that it won’t tolerate dissent or protest, raising concerns of a crackdown on anticoup protesters.

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Feds urged to hurry up on energy industry regulations BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Harper government needs to get moving on long-awaited regulations for the oil and gas industry, says the head of the Alberta agency that manages the province’s effort to reduce industrial CO2 emissions. Eric Newell of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. says he has a way for Ottawa to put a price on greenhouse gases without mentioning the two words that give federal Conservatives the heebie-jeebies. “I’d like to distinguish between a carbon tax — which is universal at the pumps — and what we have here in Alberta, which is a compliance levy on large emitters,” said Newell, whose agency manages and invests money collected from industries that exceed their carbon allotment. “I think they’re quite different. They’re different target audiences. I would say there’s a lot greater acceptance for a compliance levy on large emitters — including by the large emitters.” The Harper government had originally promised regulations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy industry by last January. The deadline was later revised to this summer. Since then, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has removed any timeline at all.

Speculation has pegged an announcement for the fall, with some form of carbon price of up to $40 a tonne. Newell, who’s been head of the agency for its entire 4 ½-year history, said Ottawa should not only be setting a price on carbon, it should be moving faster. “I think we need to get moving, get started on this. How long have we been fooling around with these oil and gas (regulations), the feds and the province?” Newell points to the Alberta model, in which large industrial emitters must reduce the amount of carbon they emit for every barrel of oil they produce by 12 per cent below their 2004-2005 level. If they don’t reach the target, they have the option of paying $15 per tonne into the fund Newell’s organization manages. “This is not a carbon tax per se,” said Newell. “It’s a very targeted program to create the incentive and give the certainty to industry they need to get going on innovative technology.” Newell also suggested that incentive needs to be ramped up. “(The price) should be higher,” he said. “Fifteen dollars a tonne is too low.” So far, the corporation has collected $380 million and directed $212 million of it to 50 projects on climate adaptation, renewables and energy efficiency. Recipients have leveraged that money to create $1.6 billion in investment. Does it reduce carbon emissions?

The Alberta government says it does, but critics such as the Pembina Institute environmental think-tank say such claims are illusory. Newell acknowledges that socalled intensity reductions won’t bring Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions down to targeted levels. “We’ve got to come up with an absolute reduction in emissions, not per barrel. We’ve got to keep doing that, too, but we’ve got to make an absolute reduction,” he said. “That means we need transformative technology. Transformative technology takes patient capital and that’s where something like the technology fund that we’ve created comes into play.” Some in Ottawa have shown interest in creating a federal counterpart to the Alberta corporation, Newell said, but others in the government are reluctant to approach anything that smacks of a carbon tax. “I think that is part of the problem. There’s a lot more politics tied up in this than we would like to believe.” Fossil fuels aren’t going away, said Newell. It’s time federal and provincial governments started to get serious about ways to mitigate their effects. “If you don’t have a price signal of some sort on carbon, how do you ever justify carbon capture and storage? If you’ve got a signal out there and it’s worth some dollars, it’s easier to get people to support projects that do that.”

New rules not seen swaying Keystone XL economics BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Additional safety conditions imposed on the Keystone XL pipeline are not expected to hurt the economics of the project, whose price tag is already expected to soar by at least several hundred millions of dollars over earlier estimates. “It appears to mean a couple of extra steps on the welding and is it going to make an economic difference? We don’t think so,” said Steven Paget, an analyst with FirstEnergy Capital in Calgary. A TransCanada spokesman said the company is has not tallied the costs, but does not expect them to be material. According to a report by The Associated Press, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has quietly added two extra safety conditions to the TransCanada Corp.

(TSX:TRP) project: one requiring the company to hire a third-party contractor of the agency’s choosing to monitor construction and another requiring it to adopt a quality management program. The two conditions are on top of 57 others TransCanada agreed to three years ago, and are outlined in the last of 26 lengthy volumes of the U.S. State Department’s final environmental impact statement released in January. They came about after the safety agency learned about defects on the southern leg of the Keystone system, which started delivering crude to Texas refineries in January. But TransCanada said there’s no correlation between the flaws, which have been fixed, and the added conditions. TransCanada has long said the price tag of Keystone XL will far exceed its current estimate of US$5.4 billion, but has not put a specific figure on the expected

cost. In a recent interview, CEO Russ Girling was asked whether US$6 billion would be a more accurate number, to which he replied: “bigger.” “It’ll be a big number. We’ll let people know, once we get the goahead. But there’s no sense in me re-estimating every few months.” Despite the rising costs, Girling said the business case for Keystone XL remains strong. “We’ve said we stay in this thing as long as our customers stay in. And our customer demand is growing,” he said. “You have to make oil uneconomic to kill it.” TransCanada has already invested about US$2.5 billion in Keystone XL. But until the pipeline gets built, that sunk capital doesn’t do TransCanada or its investors any good, said Paget, the FirstEnergy analyst. “The delay in itself has a tangible cost,” he said.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.09 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 51.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.83 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.92 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.04 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.79 Cdn. National Railway . . 65.11 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 180.90 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.07 Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.83 Cervus Equipment Corp 21.37 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 50.93 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 51.93 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.45 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.66 General Motors Co. . . . . 33.94 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.95 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 52.14 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.22 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 41.37 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.37 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 50.88 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 105.17 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.54 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.44 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.72 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 17.81 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.98 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.42 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.59 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.24 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 17.30 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.26 First Quantum Minerals . 23.14 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 25.57 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.31 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.17 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.13 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.30 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — Falling mining stocks helped push the Toronto stock market lower Tuesday, but the TSX found some lift from financials after Scotiabank posted earnings that beat forecasts. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 57.67 points to 14,658.02 as Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) boosted its second-quarter net profit by 14 per cent to $1.8 billion. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.40, beating analysts’ estimates of $1.31 a share. However, the provision for credit losses was up $32 million to $375 million in the quarter, primarily due to higher provisions in its international banking segment. Scotiabank shares were up 77 cents to $68.77. The strong showing followed reports last week from Royal Bank (TSX:RY) and TD Bank (TSX:TD), which also beat expectations. The rest of the banks also report this week. The Canadian dollar drifted 0.01 of a cent lower to 92.07 cents US. U.S. indexes were higher amid a mixed reading on U.S. durable goods orders as traders got back to work following the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Dow Jones industrials was ahead 69.23 points to 16,675.5, the Nasdaq ran up 51.26 points to 4,237.07 and the S&P 500 index gained 11.38 points to a record-high close of 1,911.91. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Tuesday that orders for durable manufactured goods rose 0.8 per cent after a 3.6 per cent gain in March. But the April strength came from a big jump in demand for defence goods, including airplanes. Excluding defence, orders would have fallen 0.8 per cent in April. Orders for core capital goods, a category viewed as a good proxy for business investment plans, fell 1.2 per cent in April. Meanwhile, the Case-Shiller house price index showed that prices rose 0.9 per cent in March. And there has been a slight uptick in U.S. consumer confidence in May. The Conference Board’s measure of sentiment edged up marginally to 83 from a downwardly revised 81.7 in April. The gold sector was the biggest drag, down about four per cent as June bullion fell $26.20 to US$1,265.50 an ounce — its lowest close since Feb. 7 — as risk concerns about Ukraine abated somewhat after elections over the weekend yielded a clear winner. Further, gold failed to find lift from news of increased violence as fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels reportedly killed dozens in the eastern city of Donetsk. An easing of Ukraine concerns also pushed July crude oil in New York down 24 cents to US$104.11 a barrel and the energy sector dropped 0.84 per cent. The base metals sector gave back some of last week’s 3.3 per cent run-up, down 0.49 per cent even as July copper was up a penny at US$3.18 a pound. There was also major buying activity in the food business as poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride offered to ac-

Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.83 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 25.24 Energy Arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.54 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 36.42 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 69.92 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.31 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 56.45 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 43.94 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.68 Canyon Services Group. 15.79 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.46 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.06 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 24.66 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.61 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 101.36 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 63.97 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.54 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 36.43 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 54.23 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.89 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.94 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.130 Precision Drilling Corp . . 13.66 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 41.88 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.13 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15.86 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.34 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 72.78 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 76.80 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 66.77 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98.88 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.23 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.86 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 52.50 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 72.22 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.30 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 47.03 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.05 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 75.32 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 37.22 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.93 quire meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about US$5.58 billion. Pilgrim’s Pride says the deal is a better offer than Hillshire’s plan to buy Pinnacle Foods for $4.23 billion. Pinnacle makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Duncan Hines cake mixes. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,658.02, down 57.67 points TSX Venture Exchange — 985.73, down 9.17 points TSX 60 — 840.00, down 2.87 points Dow — 16,675.50, up 69.23 points S&P 500 — 1,911.91, up 11.38 points Nasdaq — 4,237.07, up 51.26 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 92.07 cents US, down 0.01 of a cent Pound — C$1.8254, down 0.40 of a cent Euro — C$1.4808, down 0.14 of a cent Euro — US$1.3632, down 0.13 of a cent Oil futures: US$104.11 per barrel, down 24 cents (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,265.50 per oz., down $26.20 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.514 oz., down 47.3 cents $691.68 kg., down $15.20 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 985.73, down 9.17 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 155.29 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: July ’14 $21.50 lower $459.40; Nov. ’14 $17.60 lower $462.10; Jan ’15 $17.40 lower $466.80; March ’15 $17.50 lower $468.30; May ’15 $17.80 lower $469.50; July ’15 $18.40 lower $464.80; Nov ’15 $18.40 lower $464.80; Jan. ’16 $18.40 lower $458.80; March ’16 $18.40 lower $462.30; May ’16 $18.40 lower $462.30; July ’16 $18.40 lower $462.30. 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. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 74,040 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 74.040.

Chinese real estate firm proposes major move into rural Nova Scotia BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — A Chinese real estate firm says it is planning a major residential real estate development in northeastern Nova Scotia. Dongdu International Group of Shanghai says it is applying to the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s for approval to proceed with a project on 1,300 hectares of land. Stephen Dempsey, a Halifax-based spokesman for the firm, says the company is considering building between 500 and 1,000 units. Dempsey says the development may involve an investment of up to approximately $1 billion and construction could begin this summer if government approvals are obtained. He says one of the company’s goals is to attract high-income Chinese residents to purchase the properties as an investment and part-time residence. The company says it has acquired nine properties and one property management company in Nova Scotia. It recently purchased and is refurbishing three buildings in downtown Detroit, including the David Stott, old Detroit Free Press and Clark Lofts buildings, and also has real estate investments in California.

Big banks, government agree on no-cost accounts FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS, YOUTH THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The country’s eight largest banks have agreed to expand low-cost and no-cost banking services for Canadians, Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Tuesday. The initiative comes as a result of negotiations between the government and the banks following a commitment in last year’s Throne Speech and in the most recent budget on cheap access to banking services. The budget promised the government would work with financial institutions to expand no-cost banking services for youth, students and low-income seniors who qualify under the guaranteed in-

come supplement and the registered disability savings plan. Under the new rules, which take effect on Jan. 15, 2015, banks will offer the financially vulnerable groups no-cost accounts with chequewriting privileges, a minimum of 12 debit transactions per month, including at least two inbranch transactions. There will also be no extra charges for debit cards, pre-authorized payment forms and monthly printed statements. Oliver said the changes will leave about $50 a year in the pockets of Canadians who can least afford to pay profitable banks charges on services. “Canadians deserve the best banking services at the lowest prices,”

he said. “For Canadians on a fixed income, every dollar counts and $50 can pay for the week’s groceries.” He added he is not concerned about the impact on the banks, noting they are very profitable and stable. Agreeing to implement the new rules were the Royal Bank (TSX:RY), TD Bank (TSX:TD), Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), CIBC (TSX:CM), National Bank (TSX:NA), Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB) and HSBC. The announcement comes on the day Scotiabank reported it had taken in a record haul of $1.8 billion in the second quarter, a 14 per cent improvement from the similar period last year. RBC and TD also posted

healthy profits last week. In a statement, the Canadian Bankers Association said the financial institutions already offer low and no-fee accounts for seniors, youth and students, but had agreed to extend those services, including increasing the number of permitted debit transactions to 12 from eight. As well, it said “while no major bank charged customers for mailed credit card statements, banks have committed to continue to provide these to customers at no charge.” Essentially, the measures mean young people, students and lowincome seniors will be eligible for the same services at no charge as other Canadians receive on low-fee accounts that charge $4.00 a month.

Ottawa to woo First Nations on energy THE CANADIAN PRESS The federal government will set up a major projects management office in British Columbia to try to woo West Coast First Nations for the myriad of energy projects proposed in the province. Tuesday’s announcement was the third in as many weeks from the federal government as it prepares to make a decision on the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline proposal through B.C. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said Ottawa will also establish a forum with the provincial government and First Nations to work toward aboriginal participation in energy developments. “This is an impor-

tant time and it’s an important opportunity for Canada and its natural resource sector, a time that potentially means hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadian families, jobs in every sector of our economy and every corner of our country,” Rickford said in Prince Rupert, on the north coast. He said energy developments proposed in B.C. could generate hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenues

throughout Canada. “There’s no denying there’s a lot at stake here.” Though Rickford said the measures are not related to any specific project, opponents of the Northern Gateway said the minister is clearly paving the way for approval. Over the past few weeks, Ottawa has also announced improvements to marine and pipeline safety. “It’s all lining up for approval,” said Art Ster-

ritt, executive director of Coastal First Nations, which represents nine bands along the proposed Northern Gateway tanker route. “If they were going to reject it, they wouldn’t waste so bloody much time on process here. “They wouldn’t be opening new offices in B.C. for the sake of a project that wasn’t going ahead. They wouldn’t be announcing world-class cleanup for oil if there was no oil.”


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CANADIENS STAVE OFF ELIMINATION AS BOURQUE HAT TRICK SPARKS WIN OVER RANGERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadiens 7 Rangers 4 MONTREAL — Rene Bourque scored three goals as the Montreal Canadiens chased goalie Henrik Lundqvist and defeated the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday to stave off elimination in the NHL Eastern Conference final. The Rangers, who lead the bestof-seven series 3-2, will have another chance to book a trip to the Stanley Cup final in Game 6 on Thursday night in New York. “Rene Bourque played a great game. He was a force out there, you know?” said Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien. “On the forecheck, he took the man. He was moving his feet. He was going hard to the net. He’s a very good scorer, so definitely that was a great performance by him.” Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which outshot the Rangers 28-27 Derek Stepan, playing with a guard on his helmet to protect a broken jaw suffered from a Brandon Prust hit in Game 3, returned to the lineup to score twice for the Rangers. Chris Kreider had a goal and three assists and Rick Nash also scored. At 10:41 of the third, Rangers defenceman John Moore was given a major penalty and was ejected for a blindside, open ice hit on Dale Weise that was almost identical to Prust’s hit on Stepan. Weise was wobbly when he got up and went for treatment, but returned to the bench late in the period. “The league will do what it has to do. I think he was penalized on the ice,” said Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. “John is definitely not the type of player to try to hurt someone, but it was a late hit and it was the right call on the ice.” It was a night of strange bounces and spotty goaltending, even if New York’s best chance of the game saw Carl Hagelin’s shot stopped by the end of Dustin Tokarski’s stick midway through the first period. Lundqvist was pulled in favour of Cam Talbot after allowing four goals on 19 shots, while Tokarski stayed in despite allowing four on his first 14.


Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, centre, screens New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot as Rangers’ Dan Girardi defends and Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher, right, skates to the top of the crease during the second period in game five of the NHL Eastern Conference final Stanley Cup playoff action Tuesday in Montreal. The Rangers did a good job of cancelling the initial rush Montreal gets from its pre-game buildup in winning the opening two games of the series, but Ginette Reno’s O Canada worked to plan this time. Only 22 seconds in, Kreider was sent off for tripping and the Canadiens converted when Galchenyuk tipped in P.K.

Subban’s point shot from the edge of the crease at 1:48. Stepan tied it at 10:44 of the first on a 30-foot shot off a rush that fooled Tokarski. Plekanec restored the lead with a similar goal at 12:24 as he swiped the puck between two defenders and saw it beat Lundqvist. The second period was a festival of

goals. Pacioretty got it started on a gritty feed from Brendan Gallagher at 3:44 and Bourque gave Montreal a threegoal lead when he spun and scored from close range. That chased Lundqvist.

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Blue Jays beat Rays, extend winning streak to eight THE CANADIAN PRESS


Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista hits a single during eighth-inning MLB action against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Tuesday.

Blue Jays 9 Rays 6 TORONTO — Some call it the Ed-wing. Others describe it as taking the parrot for a walk. When Edwin Encarnacion rounds first base on his home run trot, he raises his right arm slightly and sticks out his elbow. It has become a very familiar sight during the Blue Jays’ season-high eight-game winning streak. The Toronto slugger homered for the third straight game as the Blue Jays outscored the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. Encarnacion hit one of three Toronto homers and starter Mark Buehrle picked up his major league-leading ninth victory for the American League East division leaders. Encarnacion, who has hit 14 of his 16 homers in May, also tied Jose Bautista’s club record for most homers in a month set back in June 2012. “You can’t describe it,” said Blue Jays manager John Gib-

bons. “I’ve been seeing that parrot a lot, that’s for sure.” Adam Lind and Juan Francisco also went deep for the Blue Jays, who outhit the Rays 13-12. Toronto has won 13 of its last 15 games and 18 of 23. “They’re no fun right now,” said Rays manager Joe Maddon. “Everything they’ve got going on right now seems to be working.” Buehrle (9-1), meanwhile, allowed eight hits and three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. He wasn’t as sharp as previous starts but kept the damage to a minimum. Lind and Encarnacion hit back-to-back shots in Toronto’s four-run fifth inning. “Everybody’s having fun,” Encarnacion said. “You can see it on their faces. We’re playing great baseball when we’re on the field. So I think that’s the No. 1 thing we’ve been doing. “Playing great baseball, playing the best baseball and enjoying it, enjoying the game.” Lind’s homer was a two-run blast and Encarnacion followed with a monster shot that landed just above the second deck

inside the left-field foul pole. Francisco added a solo shot in the seventh and Casey Janssen worked the ninth inning for his eighth save as Tampa Bay (23-30) lost its second straight game. Toronto (31-22) will go for the sweep of the three-game series on Wednesday night. “Just this offence and the way the guys are swinging the bat, it seems like the pitching - everything is coming together,” Buehrle said. Both Buehrle and Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (1-2) were quick and efficient over the first three innings. The Rays scored a pair in the top half of the fourth and the Jays answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half. Toronto went to work in the fifth after Jose Reyes lashed a ball back to the mound that hit Cobb on his right side near the waist. Cobb stayed in but struggled through the rest of the frame, giving up an RBI single to Bautista before the back-to-back homers.

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Sides head into crucial collective bargaining meeting BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The two sides in the CFL labour negotiations return to the table Wednesday in a pivotal round of talks that could determine whether training camps open on time this weekend. The league and CFL Players’ Association haven’t met since talks broke down last Wednesday when the CFL rejected a union proposal, then publicly revealed details of its last offer in separate letters to players and fans. Training camps are slated to open Sunday. “We’re going to wait to get in that room Wednesday to see how it goes before any determination is made,” CFLPA president Scott Flory said when asked if he expected players to report to camp. “We’ve had internal discussions on that and we have strategies in place. “As you well know, it has been well documented (strike) ballots have been sent out to our players. “We’ll cross that bridge Wednesday

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE and see how it goes.” The current collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight ET on Thursday. Flory has said union members wouldn’t play under terms of the existing deal. The regular season is slated to kick off June 26. There has been one players’ strike since the formation of the CFLPA in 1965. It came in ’74 and lasted three weeks during training camp before a three-year agreement was signed with no regular-season games lost. Revenue sharing is the main stumbling block in the negotiations, with the players wanting it back in the new agreement after conceding it in the last deal signed before the 2010 season. CFL commissioner Mark Cohon has said the league won’t agree to revenue sharing because it doesn’t have sufficient revenues and profits for the model to work effectively. Cohon and Michael Copeland, the

CFL’s president and chief operating officer, were not available for comment Tuesday. A league spokesman said both were busy preparing for today’s session. But Flory said revenue sharing remains a focal point of the players’ association’s offer, adding the union warned the league four years ago that it would be. “They came to us four years ago and we understood the situation,” Flory said. “We took it off . . . but it was also stated clearly there was going to be discussions and we were going to want this back. “The term revenue sharing seems to be a pretty big, scary word out there right now and it’s not. What we’re talking about here is a system where the cap — which is a cap, it’s a maximum on what you can spend — is somehow connected to the monies that are being generated, is somehow tied to revenue. Through good and bad, it goes up or

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it goes down and the players are willing to share in that because it’s a successful model that exists out there. We understand that it’s not the NFL but we’re just on a smaller scale.” The players’ key demand comes at a time of economic prosperity for the CFL, which for decades was on thin ice financially. The league has a new contract extension with athletic apparel giant Reebok. One of its teams (Winnipeg) moved into a new stadium last season and another (Hamilton) is scheduled to do so this year, the same time expansion Ottawa will return and play at a refurbished facility. And with attendance continuing to rise and corporate sponsorships remaining strong, the CFL is buoyed by a lucrative five-year television agreement with TSN, reportedly worth an average of $42 million annually, that kicks in this season. That deal alone will reportedly net clubs an extra $2.7 million each this season, a fact not lost upon Flory.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 28, 2014 B5

Riggers roll to big win over Cubs BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF


NHL: Momentum â&#x20AC;&#x153;I pulled him because I thought at that time we needed a little momentum shift, and I thought it might catch everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention,â&#x20AC;? said Vigneault. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It did for a while. Obviously, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out.â&#x20AC;? Nash whipped a puck at the Montreal net and saw it go in off defenceman Andrei Markovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skate 9:48, Stepan got his second in a mass scramble in front of Tokarski at 12:06 and Kreider tied it on a power play at 14:12 on a tic-tac-toe play after Subban lost his stick. The Bell Centre went quiet, but exploded again when Bourque got his second at 15:10 as he beat Talbot from 10 feet out. During the second intermission Therrien spoke in the Montreal lockerroom about staying in control of the puck and staying confident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told the players between the second and third period, pretty simple, we tied second period score with the goal of Bourque late in the second,â&#x20AC;? said Therrien. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it gave us the confidence to play.â&#x20AC;? Several hats were thrown on the ice after Weise sent Bourque in alone to get his third of the game 6:33 into the third period. Desharnais scored into an empty net during a New York power play at 15:43 and crowd sang Ole Ole in celebration.

JAYS: Good hitters â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to blame it on something but honestly it was really good hitters hitting good pitches,â&#x20AC;? Cobb said. The Blue Jays tacked on two more runs in the sixth and a single run in the seventh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was one of those games that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good even until the end,â&#x20AC;? Gibbons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We opened up the lead a little bit and then they tacked on a few runs to pull to within three. It definitely wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a comfortable game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when you fall behind, I mean weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re confident right now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really confident.â&#x20AC;? Buehrle, who received a standing ovation after he was pulled, walked a batter and struck out three. Cobb allowed nine hits, six earned runs and a walk over five innings while striking out seven. His earned-run average jumped from 1.40 to 2.93. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Cobb had really good stuff tonight, not pedestrian by any means,â&#x20AC;? Maddon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was really good, moving along really nicely and all of a sudden they struck.â&#x20AC;?

CFL: Revenue â&#x20AC;&#x153;The increased revenue is based on the product on the field and the players are the product,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guys are full-time athletes . . . and deserve to be compensated fairly for it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not asking for anything more than whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair. Actually what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for is substantially less than the other professional associations.â&#x20AC;? The league has offered to boost the average player salary by 12 per cent this season to $92,917 with a further increase over the following five years. The salary cap would increase by nine per cent from $4.4 million to $4.8 million per team while the average salary would go up $5,000 to $50,000 with a further increase to $55,000 over the following five years. The salary cap would also rise by $100,000 per team if the CFL receives more television revenue from TSN under a renegotiated broadcast agreement for each remaining year of the collective bargaining agreement. The CFLPA, which contends the average player stipend is just under

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Red Deer Rigger Shayne Court made it safely to second after being hit with a throw that Edmonton Cub Dan Knop could not get a handle on during first-inning action at Great Chief Park Tuesday. Edmonton and area and I can zip out after work. I can also do some work at home so I can be here as well.â&#x20AC;? Louis is mainly a first baseman, although he played some outfield in college and pitched in high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we have a lot of pitching, which is nice as my last team didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough arms. Overall we have depth at all positions and everyone can swing the bat and we can protect each other.â&#x20AC;? The 30-year-old Louis added he has $72,000, is asking for a $6.24-million cap, with a $5.84-million minimum. The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 cap would be determined from the gross average revenue of seven clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; excluding the top and lowest-grossing franchises. The proposal also calls for the players to receive 55 per cent of gross revenues from TV rights, pay TV rights, radio, Internet and any other form of broadcast or telecast of CFL games, 45 per cent of revenues from sponsorship and licensing and 40 per cent of tickets to pre-season and regular-season games.

A look at the key components of the offers in the CFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s labour negotiations CFL OFFER â&#x2014;? Increase average player salary by 12 per cent this season to $92,917 with a further increase over the following five years â&#x2014;? Increase salary cap by nine per cent from $4.4 million to $4.8 million per team â&#x2014;? Increase minimum salary by $5,000 to $50,000 with a further increase to $55,000 over the following five years â&#x2014;? Salary cap would also rise by $100,000 per team if the CFL receives more television revenue from TSN under a renegotiated broadcast agreement for each remaining year of the collective bargaining agreement â&#x2014;? Maintain the $450,000 annual payment to the CFLPA for player marketing and other rights â&#x2014;? Ratification bonus of $3,000 to veteran players and $1,000 to rookies on a team roster by June 22 if this deal is ratified on or before June 2 â&#x2014;? Two players would be added to each teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s active roster and the number of regular-season contact practices would immediately be restricted â&#x2014;? All current player pension, medical plan and life insurance benefits maintained along with the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual payments for player counselling and rehabilitation support under the CFL-CFLPA Drug Policy CFL PLAYERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ASSOCIATION OFFER â&#x2014;? Increase salary cap to $6.24-million cap with a $5.84-million minimum. The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 cap would be determined from the gross average revenue of seven clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; excluding the top and lowest-grossing franchises â&#x2014;? Players would receive 55 per cent of gross revenues from TV rights, pay TV rights, radio, Internet and any other form of broadcast or telecast of CFL games, 45 per cent of revenues from sponsorship and licensing and 40 per cent of tickets to pre-season and regular-season games, including the sale of luxury boxes, licenses and any other revenue related to the public attending at games â&#x2014;? Boosting the minimum salary to $50,000 from $45,000 this year and $1,000 annual increases over the term of the deal â&#x2014;? Increasing pre-season compensation to $600 a week for a one-year veteran, $800 a week for a two-year veteran and $1,000 a week for a player of three or more seasons â&#x2014;? Players on first-place teams would earn $5,000 each as well as $5,000 for playing in a conference semifinal and $7,500 for participating in the division final â&#x2014;? Grey Cup-winning share would increase from $16,000 to $20,000 and finalists would earn $10,000, up from $8,000 last year â&#x2014;? Clubs contribute $5,000 to pensions with players paying $4,000 â&#x2014;? Independent neurologists on the sidelines

enjoyed getting to play on a regular basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just happy to get the opportunity to step in and be an every day guy.â&#x20AC;? The Riggers exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday, with eight of them coming against starter Taylor Thomas, who managed to get one out. Matt Cournaya came on and gave up the final run on a hit and two walks. The Riggers had seven hits â&#x20AC;&#x201D; five of them doubles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and four walks in the

45th Annual World Series of Poker kicks off in Las Vegas; top winner guaranteed $10M BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 45th Annual World Series of Poker kicked off seven weeks of play in Las Vegas on Tuesday, promising the tournament champion at least $10 million and enticing tens of thousands of players with a prize pool estimated at $200 million. The 65-event series at the Rio resort begins with a $500 casino employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; game, a sort of warm-up for organizers, and will culminate July 5 with the start of the No-Limit Holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Main Event. That event narrows the playing field to nine people over the course of 10 days before finalists break for several months and reunite in November for the finals. An estimated 80,000 players will enter the tournament, and organizers expect theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cross the $200 million prize giveaway threshold for only the second time in their history. Last year, the World Series of Poker gave out $197 million in prize money.

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament includes a $1 million charity buy-in game held every other year. Capped at 56 players, the June 29 event typically attracts poker professionals and amateurs used to making high-stakes bets. About 10 per cent of the proceeds will benefit The One Drop Foundation, a non-profit created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and dedicated to providing clean water to developing countries. Other niche contests include a senior event for players age 50 and up, and a women-only game. Conceived as an event to attract tourists to Las Vegas as the weather heats up and convention activity slows down, the series draws players from more than 100 different countries and has a ripple effect on hotel, restaurant and entertainment business in the city. Some 30 per cent of participants hail from Nevada and California, and 74 per cent are from the United States. The rest come from abroad, with large pockets from Canada, Australia and Europe.

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Riggers 15 Cubs 7 Red Deer Riggers manager Curtis Bailey couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been happier when Jason Louis decided to join the defending Sunburst Baseball League champions this season. Bailey indicated he saw Louis last season and liked what he saw in his swing. As well he plays a solid first base, a position he fills with the loss of Matt Fay, who is in Halifax finishing his education. For Louis itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to play in the top senior league in the province and join the Riggers as they prepare to attend the national championships in St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, N.L., in August. Louis feels heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not swinging the bat as well as he can, just yet, but he had a single, a double, a walk and scored twice as the Riggers beat the Edmonton Cubs 15-7 at Great Chief Park Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have started a little slower than I would have liked, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to stay aggressive and it will happen,â&#x20AC;? said Louis, who was born and raised in Hobbema and played most of his minor baseball in Edmonton. He received a scholarship to the States, playing in junior college in Palm Desert, Calif., before switching to the NCAA Division II at Cal State. After returning home he played in the North Central senior AA league with Legal and Edmonton, despite living in Red Deer. He works as a contractor in Edmonton, so it was easy to play in the Capital city and area. This year he met some of the Riggers who suggested he join them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It made sense and it works out well in that we play all our road games in

inning. They added a single run in the second off Cournaya. Matt Davis started for the Riggers and allowed three runs in the fifth, all on a bases loaded triple by Josh Williams after it appeared the Red Deer left-hander had fanned Logan Wedgewood for the final out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it seems to work,â&#x20AC;? said Bailey, who was pleased with Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He threw the ball better than his first outing and had a better arm slot. He also said he felt better.â&#x20AC;? Davin Gulbransen came on and gave up three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Riggers added a single run in the second off Cournaya, and got to the third Cubs pitcher â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Connor Girard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for two runs in the fifth and seventh innings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough playing a team when you jump into a big lead and then take your foot off the gas,â&#x20AC;? said Bailey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their pitcher slowed the pace down as well and we lost interest. However, when they tried to fight back we also fought back.â&#x20AC;? The Riggers got to Austin Penner for a single run in the eighth to put the game away on the mercy rule. Curtis Mazurkewich had three hits, a walk and three RBIs while Shayne Court had three hits and a pair of runs batted in and Jaret Chatwood added three hits and a walk. Denver Wik had two hits and two walks in four plate appearances and Mike Ronnie had two hits and a walk. Williams and Dean Olson had three hits each for the Cubs. The Riggers ran their record to 5-0 and return to action Thursday when they visit the Parkland White Sox. They return home June 10 against the St. Albert Tigers.

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Local Sports Saturday, May 24 Los Angeles 4 Chicago 3 Monday, May 26 Chicago 2, Los Angeles 5 Wednesday, May 28 Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. x — if necessary.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal vs. N.Y. Rangers (NY Rangers leads series 3-2) Saturday, May 17 NY Rangers 7 Montreal 2 Monday, May 19 NY Rangers 3 Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22 Montreal 3 NY Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 25 NY Rangers 3 Montreal 2, OT Tuesday, May 27 NY Rangers 4, Montreal 7 Thursday, May 29 x-Montreal at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s summary Canadiens 7, Rangers 4 First Period 1. Montreal, Galchenyuk 2 (Subban, Markov) 1:48 (pp). 2. NY Rangers, Stepan 4 (Kreider, Staal) 10:44. 3. Montreal, Plekanec 4 (Gionta, Galchenyuk) 12:24. Penalties — Kreider NYR (tripping) 0:22, Desharnais Mtl (roughing) 18:33. Second Period 4. Montreal, Pacioretty 5 (Gallagher, Markov) 3:44. 5. Montreal, Bourque 6 (Eller, Vanek) 6:54. 6. NY Rangers, Nash 3 (McDonagh, Kreider) 9:48. 7. NY Rangers, Stepan 5 (Kreider, Nash) 12:06.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Los Angeles (Los Angeles leads series 3-1) Sunday, May 18 Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles 6 Chicago 2

8. NY Rangers, Kreider 4 (McDonagh, Brassard) 14:12 (pp). 9. Montreal, Bourque 7 (Weise, Eller) 15:10. Penalties — Markov Mtl (interference) 1:03, Zuccarello NYR (goaltender interference) 4:46, Dorsett NYR (high-sticking) 8:58, Dorsett NYR (roughing) 8:58, Boyle NYR (roughing) 8:58, Weise Mtl (roughing) 8:58, Bouillon Mtl (high-sticking) 8:58, Bourque Mtl (roughing) 8:58, Plekanec Mtl (diving) 13:05, Pouliot NYR (tripping) 18:35. Third Period 10. Montreal, Bourque 8 (Weise, Markov) 6:33. 11. Montreal, Desharnais 2 (Pacioretty) 15:43 (en-sh). Penalties — Gorges Mtl (interference) 7:19, Bouillon Mtl (holding) 8:46, Moore NYR (Match) 10:41, Eller Mtl (holding) 14:11, Brassard NYR (roughing) 16:28, Eller Mtl (roughing) 16:28, Eller Mtl (crosschecking) 16:28, Bourque Mtl (Cross checking Major) 20:00, Bourque Mtl (misconduct) 20:00. Shots on goal NY Rangers 10 6 11 — 27 Montreal 12 12 4 — 28 Goal — NY Rangers: Talbot (L, 0-1-0); Montreal: Tokarski (W, 2-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Rangers: 1-7; Montreal: 1-3.

● Track and field: Central Alberta senior high zone meet at Lindsay Thurber. ● Senior high girls soccer: Hunting Hills at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high girls rugby: Semifinals at 5 p.m.; tier 1 and tier 2 finals at 5:45 p.m., Titans Park. ● Senior high boys rugby: Semifinals at 6:30 p.m.; bronze and gold medal games at 7:15 p.m, Titans Park. ● Midget AAA baseball: Okotoks at Red Deer, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Okotoks Black at Red Deer, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Parkland baseball: Lacombe at Rocky Mountain House, 6:45 p.m.

Houston 000 100 020 — 3 12 0 Kan. City 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 McHugh, Sipp (8), Qualls (9) and J.Castro; Guthrie, Crow (7), Ti.Collins (8), K.Herrera (9) and S.Perez. W—McHugh 3-3. L—Guthrie 2-4.

● Senior high boys soccer: Alix at Innisfail, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: Gary Moe Volkswagen vs. Nighthawks, North Star Sports vs. Printing Place, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2. ● Women’s fastball: Red Deer U16 Rage vs. Panthers, Rage vs. Lacombe Physio Shooters, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park; N. Jensen’s Bandits vs. TNT Athletics, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; Badgers at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m.




Baseball Red Deer Senior Men’s Scores Monday Gary Moe Volkswagen 13 The Hideout 10 Gary Moe Volkswagen 13 Canadian Brew House 10

Atlanta Miami Washington New York Philadelphia

Toronto New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Boston

American League East Division W L Pct 31 22 .585 27 24 .529 26 24 .520 23 30 .434 22 29 .431

GB — 3 3 1/2 8 8

Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago

Detroit Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Cleveland

Central Division W L Pct 28 19 .596 26 27 .491 24 25 .490 24 27 .471 24 28 .462

GB — 5 5 6 6 1/2

San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

Oakland Los Angeles Texas Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 31 20 .608 29 22 .569 26 26 .500 25 26 .490 21 32 .396

GB — 2 5 1/2 6 11

Monday’s Games Boston 8, Atlanta 6 Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 2 Texas 7, Minnesota 2 Oakland 10, Detroit 0 Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, St. Louis 4, 12 innings Toronto 10, Tampa Bay 5 Houston 9, Kansas City 2 Tuesday’s Games Toronto 9, Tampa Bay 6 Boston 6, Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 7, Baltimore 6, 10 innings Houston 3, Kansas City 0 Minnesota 4, Texas 3 Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, late St. Louis 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit at Oakland, late L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 4 Wednesday’s Games Houston (Cosart 3-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-4), 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2) at Toronto (Hendriks 1-0), 5:07 p.m. Atlanta (Floyd 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 3-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (House 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4), 6:10 p.m. Texas (J.Saunders 0-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 4-4), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-3), 6:15 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-2) at Oakland (Kazmir 5-2), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-1), 8:10 p.m.

W 28 27 25 23 22

L 23 25 26 28 27

Pct .549 .519 .490 .451 .449

GB — 1 1/2 3 5 5

Central Division W L Pct 31 22 .585 29 23 .558 23 28 .451 22 28 .440 19 31 .380

GB — 1 1/2 7 7 1/2 10 1/2

West Division W L Pct 33 19 .635 29 24 .547 28 24 .538 24 29 .453 21 33 .389

GB — 4 1/2 5 9 1/2 13

Monday’s Games Boston 8, Atlanta 6 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Miami 3, Washington 2 Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, St. Louis 4, 12 innings Philadelphia 9, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 3 Arizona 7, San Diego 5 Tuesday’s Games Colorado 6, Philadelphia 2 Miami at Washington, ppd., rain Boston 6, Atlanta 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 7, Baltimore 6, 10 innings St. Louis 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 San Diego 4, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 3 San Francisco 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 1-6) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 3-5), 11:10 a.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-3), 1:45 p.m. Colorado (Lyles 5-1) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 2-3) at Washington (Zimmermann 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Atlanta (Floyd 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 3-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-3), 6:15 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 2-0) at Arizona (C.Anderson 2-0), 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Major League Linescores

Thursday’s Games Texas at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Detroit at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. National League East Division

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay 000 201 120 — 6 12 0 Toronto 000 242 10x — 9 13 1 Cobb, C.Ramos (6), Boxberger (6), Lueke (7) and J.Molina; Buehrle, Delabar (7), Cecil (8), Janssen (9) and D.Navarro. W—Buehrle 9-1. L—Cobb 1-2. Sv—Janssen (8). HRs—Toronto, Lind (3), Encarnacion (16), J.Francisco (9).

Texas 020 001 000 — 3 9 1 Minnesota 011 000 002 — 4 6 0 S.Baker, Poreda (7), Ogando (7), Soria (9) and Gimenez; P.Hughes, Fien (8), Perkins (9) and K.Suzuki. W—Perkins 2-0. L—Soria 1-2. HRs— Minnesota, Arcia (1). LAA 030 100 110 — 6 11 0 Seattle 010 200 001 — 4 9 0 Weaver, S.Burnett (7), Salas (7), J.Smith (8), Frieri (9) and Iannetta; Elias, Leone (7), Wilhelmsen (8) and Zunino. W—Weaver 6-3. L—Elias 3-4. Sv— Frieri (7). HRs—Los Angeles, Cron (3). Seattle, Smoak (7). INTERLEAGUE Boston 100 100 400 — 6 12 0 Atlanta 101 010 000 — 3 10 1 Lester, Breslow (7), Tazawa (7), A.Miller (8), Uehara (9) and D.Ross; Harang, Varvaro (7), Avilan (7), Hale (7), Thomas (9) and Laird. W—Lester 5-6. L—Varvaro 1-1. Sv—Uehara (11). HRs—Atlanta, Heyward (4). Baltimore 000 012 300 0 — 6 7 1 Milwaukee 310 100 001 1 — 712 1 (10 innings) W.Chen, Guilmet (6), R.Webb (7), O’Day (8), Matusz (8), Z.Britton (9), McFarland (10) and Hundley; Garza, W.Smith (7), Thornburg (9), Fr.Rodriguez (10) and Maldonado, Lucroy. W—Fr.Rodriguez 2-1. L—McFarland 0-1. HRs—Baltimore, N.Cruz (17), Pearce (4). Milwaukee, C.Gomez (11), Mar.Reynolds (12), K.Davis (8). New York 000 000 000 — 0 5 2 St. Louis 004 010 10x — 6 10 0 Phelps, Aceves (7) and McCann, J.Murphy; Lynn and Y.Molina. W—Lynn 6-2. L—Phelps 1-2. HRs— St. Louis, Craig (5), Holliday (3). NATIONAL LEAGUE Colorado 000 100 320 — 6 6 0 Phila. 000 100 100 — 2 8 0 J.De La Rosa, Logan (7), Ottavino (7), Hawkins (9) and Rosario; Hamels, Manship (8), Hollands (8), De Fratus (9) and Ruiz. W—J.De La Rosa 6-3. L—Hamels 1-3. HRs—Colorado, Rosario (5). Philadelphia, Ruf (1), Revere (1). Pittsburgh 000 002 000 — 2 5 1 New York 001 102 00x — 4 7 2 Volquez, J.Gomez (6), Ju.Wilson (6), Grilli (8) and R.Martin; Niese, Black (6), Mejia (8) and Recker. W—Black 1-0. L—J.Gomez 0-2. Sv—Mejia (4). San Diego 003 000 010 — 4 10 1 Arizona 010 001 100 — 3 6 1 Stults, Thayer (7), A.Torres (7), Quackenbush (7), Street (9) and Grandal, Rivera; Miley, E.Marshall (8), O.Perez (9) and M.Montero. W—Quackenbush 1-1. L—E.Marshall 2-1. Sv—Street (15). HRs—San Diego, Medica (2). Arizona, Prado (1). Cincinnati 000 010 020 — 3 8 0 LAD 010 400 10x — 6 8 0 Simon, Ondrusek (4), S.Marshall (7), Hoover (8) and Mesoraco; Greinke, Howell (8), Jansen (9) and Butera. W—Greinke 8-1. L—Simon 6-3. Sv— Jansen (16). HRs—Cincinnati, Mesoraco (6). Los Angeles, Ethier (3). Chicago 000 000 000 San Fran. 200 020 00x Arrieta, B.Parker (7), Veras T.Hudson, Affeldt (8), Machi (9) Hudson 5-2. L—Arrieta 1-1.

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Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reinstated 1B Chris Davis from the paternity leave list. BOSTON RED SOX — Sent RHP Steven Wright to Portland (EL) for a rehab assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed C/INF Carlos Santana on the 7-day DL, retroactive to Monday, and 1B Nick Swisher on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C George Kottaras from Columbus (IL). Recalled INF Jesus Aguilar from Columbus, Designated RHP Blake Wood for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Oklahoma City. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Traded OF Melky Mesa and RHP P.J. Walters to Toronto for cash considerations. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned RHP Alex Colome to Durham (IL). Selected C Roman Ali Solis from Durham. Transferred LHP Matt Moore to the 60-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned RHP Zeke Spruill to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Kameron Loe on a minor league contract. CHICAGO CUBS — Placed LHP Wesley Wright on paternity leave. Recalled RHP Blake Parker from Iowa (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Placed C A.J. Ellis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled C Tim Federowicz from Albuquerque (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS — Placed RHP Carter Capps on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled RHP Arquimedes Caminero from New Orleans

(PCL). NEW YORK METS — Recalled RHP Vic Black from Las Vegas (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment. Recalled RHP Brandon Cumpton from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Pedro Feliciano on a minor league contract. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed RHP Kevin Fuqua. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS — Signed LHP Thomas Keeling. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed INF Mike Gilmartin. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed INF-OF Colt Loehrs. Released INF Dillon Hazlett. Can-Am League ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Nate Roe. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed C Elivn Millan Jr. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed OF James Roche and INF Ryan Miller. Released INF Ryan Henley and 1B Clark Murphy. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Released 1B Wes Patterson. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Traded INF Ben Kline to Florence. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Released INF Nick Latta. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Indiana F Paul George $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating. FOOTBALL National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed T Cory Brandon, CB Jimmy Legree, WR Kevin Ozier, and RB Jalen Parmele. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed LB C.J. Mosley. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed HB Jeremy Hill and DE Will Clarke. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed TE Evan Wilson on the waived/injured list. Signed G Tyronne Green. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LB Telvin Smith. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed OL Samuel Longo and Michael Philipp and DL Micajah Reynolds. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WRs Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed OL Wesley Johnson and LB Jordan Zumwalt to four-year contracts. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed OT Luke Marquardt on the waived/injured list and LB Morgan Breslin on the waived/non-football injury list. Signed WR Bruce Ellington to a four-year contract, TE Kevin Greene to a three-year contract and LB Chase Thomas to a two-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed WR Kevin Norwood and LBs Kevin Pierre-Louis and Horace Miller. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. SOCCER U.S. SOCCER — Named Tony Gustavsson women’s national team assistant coach. Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed D Danny O’Rourke.

Hesjedal second in brutal 16th stage at Giro d’Italia BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VAL MARTELLO, Italy — Nairo Quintana moved into the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after winning a tough and controversial 16th stage, in difficult weather conditions across the legendary Gavia and Stelvio climbs on Tuesday. Quintana, who is famed for his climbing skills, finished eight seconds ahead of Ryder Hesjedal. Pierre Rolland was third, 1:13 slower, on the 139-kilometre (86-mile) route from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello — half of which was uphill. The 24-year-old Quintana — one of the race favourites — started the day 2 minutes and 40 seconds behind former leader Rigoberto Uran but beat his fellow Colombian by more than four minutes. Uran slipped to second, 1:41 behind Quintana, who showed he has recovered from a difficult opening two weeks, in which he suffered badly from a crash and also had to take antibiotics to fight a chest cold and fever. “It was raining a lot. We couldn’t see any motorcycle. We all knew it was very danger-

ous,” Quintana said. “We climbed the Stelvio together, and we all started to descend. There were four or five of us who pulled clear of the group. “I went at my rhythm. I gave everything today. I was climbing well in the end.” Cadel Evans was third, 3:21 behind Quintana, and only five seconds ahead of Rolland, with other rivals also gaining time on the Australian. It was the first time both the Gavia and the Stelvio had been climbed on the same day and the stage was an exact copy of one of the legs in last year’s Giro, which had to be altered because of bad weather. There were fears the weather would again affect the stage this year and there was brief confusion as it was wrongly reported the route down the Stelvio had been neutralized with blizzards and rain making the technical descent even more treacherous. Several team directors continued to insist they had been told by the race radio to tell their cyclists the descent had been neutralized. That came after the cyclists had already dealt with heavy fog and snow on the Gavia.

● Senior high girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m.; Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt East. ● Senior high boys soccer: Lacombe at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m.; Hunting Hills at Notre Dame, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt West. ● Parkland baseball: Innisfail at Red Deer, 6:45 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Senior C lacrosse: Calgary Irish at Blackfalds, 8:30 p.m., Multiplex.


● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Edmonton Warriors at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Innisfail Arena Blue. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Strathmore at Lacoka, 7 p.m., Lacombe Barnett Arenas; Red Deer at Innisfail, 7:30, Arena Blue. ● Men’s third division rugby: Calgary Knights at Red Deer, 1:45 p.m., Titans Park. ● Men’s second division rugby: Lethbridge at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., Titans Park.


● Parkland baseball: Innisfail at Eckville, doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Lacoka, 3 p.m., Lacombe Barnett Arenas; Strathmore at Red Deer, 6:30 p.m., Kinex.

Basketball NBA Playoffs THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7)

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (1) vs. Oklahoma City (2) (Series tied 2-2) Wednesday’s result San Antonio 112 Oklahoma City 77 Monday’s result San Antonio 122 Oklahoma City 105 Sunday’s game San Antonio 97, Oklahoma City 106 Tuesday, May 27 San Antonio 92, Oklahoma City 105 Thursday, May 29 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio,7 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. x — if necessary.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana (1) vs. Miami (2) (Miami leads series 3-1) Saturday’s result Miami 99 Indiana 87 Tuesday’s result Miami 87 Indiana 83 Monday, May 26 Indiana 90, Miami, 102 Wednesday, May 28 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

Soccer MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T New England 12 7 3 2 Kansas City 13 5 4 4 D.C. 12 5 4 3 Houston 14 5 7 2 Columbus 12 4 4 4 New York 14 3 5 6 Toronto 9 4 4 1 Chicago 11 2 3 6 Philadelphia 14 2 7 5 Montreal 11 1 6 4

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Chivas GF 21 19 17 16 15 20 11 19 16 9

GA 14 13 14 24 14 22 11 21 24 22

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Tuesday’s results New York 1 Kansas City 1 Wednesday’s games Portland at Chivas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 Salt Lake at Seattle, 2 p.m. Columbus at Toronto, 3 p.m. Kansas City at D.C., 5 p.m. New England at Montreal, 5 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chivas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 Los Angeles at Chicago, 2 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 Salt Lake at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 7 p.m.

MOSQUITO AA BASEBALL The Red Deer Gord’s First Line Braves suffered a trio of weekend losses in mosquito AA baseball action. Matthew Murray had three hits and drove in two runs in a losing cause as the Braves fell 21-19 to the Okotoks Blue. Greyson Borchers stroked a two-run single and scored three runs, while Dakota Clubine and Tate Howell each drove in a run and Andrew Wallace scored three times. Clubine, Heath Hachkowski and Tysen Wandler shared the Braves pitching duties. Murray and Ben Mason were on the Red Deer mound in a 151 loss to Cochrane. Mason drove in a run in a 14-4 setback to the Okotoks Orange, while Wallace scored twice, Murray stroked a double and Darius Metcalfe and Kyle Belich each contributed a single. Belich, Borchers and Adam Turgeon shared the Braves mound.


Sylvan Lake’s Lynn wins division at MJT’s stop in Banff One week after losing in a playoff at a Maple Leaf Junior Tour event at Lacombe, Jaxon Lynn made amends at Banff Springs. The 16-year-old Sylvan Lake golfer took top honours in the juvenile boys division of the MJT’s Bow Valley Credit Union Classic during the weekend, turning in scores of 73-75 to finish with a 36-hole of 148. “I made three birdies in a row to finish the first day, and that really got me going. It is very nice to finally get a win,” said Lynn, who won by five strokes over Jordan Biollo of Calgary and Justin Berget of St. Albert. Ryan Morrell of Red Deer tied for 29th in the juvenile boys category with a 171 total that included rounds of 86-85. Jared Nicolls of Ponoka finished in a tie for 14th in the junior boys division, shooting 80-79 for a 159 total. Chandler McLaren of Ponoka tied for 18th at 162 (84-78) and Mike Lougheed of Red Deer County placed 25th at 169 (85-84). Jordan Cooke of Sylvan Lake finished in a tie for sixth in the bantam boys division. Cooke fired 80-78—158.

Canadian men’s soccer team ties Moldova BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MAUER, Austria — The Canadian men’s soccer team played to its second-straight 1-1 draw Tuesday, coming from behind to tie Moldova in a friendly. Canada also tied Bulgaria 1-1 in a friendly last week. Tuesday’s result means Canada’s 16-game winless streak that dates back to October 2012 remains intact as the team still searches for its first win under new coach Benito Floro’s leadership. Things got off to poor start for Canada when Moldova’s Eugeniu Sidorenco, left unmarked in the penalty area, nodded the ball past Canadian goalie Milan Borjan in the seventh minute. The goal came from what was seemingly a non-threatening position for Moldova, but the Canadian pairing of Adam Straith and Andre Hainault in central defence allowed Sidorenco too much space in front of the goal. With Canada having only scored one goal in the last 14 months, it looked early on as if it could be a long evening in the Austrian rain for Floro’s side. But striker Tosaint Ricketts found himself in the right place at the right time to tie the game just two minutes later.

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Li Na sent home early at French Open TOURNAMENT SEES MANY SEEDED PLAYERS EITHER BEATEN OR WITHDRAW DURING CRAZY DAY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling. She earns a Grand Slam championship, is heralded at home, then shows up at subsequent major tournaments and seemingly forgets how to win. Happened in 2011, after her French Open triumph made her China’s first player with a Grand Slam singles title. Happened again Tuesday, when Li was seeded second at Roland Garros but lost to someone ranked 103rd in the first round, not quite four months removed from winning the Australian Open. “I didn’t follow the game plan,” Li said. “Didn’t have any idea how to play.” Her 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 exit against Kristina Mladenovic of France in front a partisan crowd on a cloudy, windy Day 3 came about 16 hours after the men’s Australian Open champion, third-seeded Stan Wawrinka, was beaten in Paris — making this French Open already unlike any Grand Slam tournament in history. It’s the first time that the men’s and women’s singles champions from the previous major lost in the first round. “Nobody say if you (are) No. 2 in the world, you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis,” said Li, who works with Carlos Rodriguez, former coach of four-time French Open titlist Justine Henin. For an opening match at a major, the “tension is different,” she added. “Always tough to pass the first round.” Top players, even the likes of Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, frequently talk about being particularly jittery at the start of a Grand Slam tournament, even against clearly outclassed competition. They notice, to be sure, when folks such as Li or Wawrinka depart quickly. “Regardless of what’s happened to the other players,” said reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who won in four sets Tuesday, “I still hoped that I would try or be able to find ways through

my first match and negotiate my way through a tricky opponent in these conditions.” This French Open has seen some rough going for several past major champions and other highly seeded players, and the second round has yet to begin. No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki, the 2009 U.S. Open runner-up, was beaten Tuesday, less than a week after her planned wedding to golf star Rory McIlroy was called off; No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, considered an upand-coming threat by many, lost to Ivo Karlovic; two seeded men, No. 16 Tommy Haas and No. 21 Nicolas Almagro, quit during the first set because of injuries; past Grand Slam titles winner Lleyton Hewitt also lost. One person pleasantly surprised to finally feel what it’s like to win in the first round is 66th-ranked Marinko Matosevic of Australia, who was 0-12 at Grand Slam tournaments before beating Dustin Brown of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-7 (1), 7-5. “Huge relief,” said Matosevic, who now meets No. 7 Murray. “It got pretty demoralizing at some stages. I had some tough draws. When I did have my chances, I just couldn’t quite do it.” Li hung her head when she sailed a stroke long on match point for her 37th unforced error, 12 more than Mladenovic. At the opposite baseline, Mladenovic raised both arms, then covered her mouth with her trembling left hand, trying to process what had just happened. Soon, the 21-year-old was choking back tears. “It’s never normal when you beat such a big name, big player,” said Mladenovic, who had been 1-5 at the French Open before Tuesday, including a loss to Li in 2010. She faced two set points in the opener while trailing 5-4 but erased both and took three games in a row to nose ahead. “This is really big,” Mladenovic said. “You don’t beat Li Na every day.” Unless, that is, you catch her coming off one of the true highs in her inconsistent career.

Canadians Wozniak, Fichman lose in first round PARIS — Aleksandra Wozniak and Sharon Fichman went down to defeat on Tuesday in the French Open first round, leaving 18th seed Eugenie Bouchard as the last Canadian in the women’s draw. Wozniak wasted a match point in her 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2 first-round loss to Romania’s Sorana Cirstea. Toronto’s Fichman, ranked 77th, lost to sixth-seed Jelena Jankovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in a match interrupted by darkness last in the second set on Monday. The first meeting between qualifier Wozniak, the world No. 149 from Blainville, Que., and 26th-ranked Cirstea lasted for just over 90 minutes in dry but chilly conditions. Wozniak, who has struggled with rehabilitation from a 2012 shoulder injury, had her chances to close out a win as she led the second set 5-4 But she dumped a backhand into the net on her winning chance, allowing Cirstea to eventually hold serve and tie the set at five games apiece. “It was one point to win the match, I’m disappointed that I didn’t cover it,” Wozniak said. Cirstea then broke Wozniak for a 6-5 lead and tied the match at a set apiece a game later. The third set was a disaster for Wozniak, who lost serve to start and was beaten with a forehand down the line. Wozniak said she was carrying a thigh injury from her second qualifying match and felt it during her loss. “The first two sets were real battles,” Wozniak said, before giving credit to Cirstea. “She played well, she’s a good player with a solid ground game, I knew what I was facing when I went into the match. I’m disappointed it didn’t go my way today. “Still, it was god experience to win three qualifying rounds. They helped me put in the work I needed. It’s been two years since I’ve played on real (European red) clay.” Wozniak finished with 42 unforced errors and lost serve seven times while breaking Cirstea on four of eight

Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs to tie series


Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak returns the ball during the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday. chances. The Romanian won despite 51 unforced errors. Wozniak had her best Grand Slam result at Roland Garros in 2009 when she reached the fourth round. Fichman won her opening set on Monday against former No. 1 Jankovic but trailed 1-5 when darkness fell. When they came back, it was Jankovic in command, with the Serb winning the second set and breaking in the second game of the third. Fichman played catch-up all through the final set and saved a match point before

Blackhawks look for a turnaround against surging Kings

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunder 105 Spurs 92 OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 40 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. It matched the second-highest playoff point total of Westbrook’s career, falling short of the 43 he scored in the 2012 NBA Finals. He also had five rebounds and five steals. “I think I did all right. Coming out with a win is most important,” Westbrook said in a postgame interview with TNT. “I just try to come out and give maximum effort. My teammates ask that of me and that’s what I try to do on both ends of the floor.” Kevin Durant added 31 points on 11-for-22 shooting. It was his highest-scoring game of the series after the NBA’s leading scorer was held to a 22.7-point average in the first three games. Serge Ibaka added nine points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who have turned around the series since he returned from an injury that was expected to keep him out for the rest of the postseason. Boris Diaw had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 14 points for the Spurs, who blew a 2-0 lead against the Thunder in this round two years ago and are in danger of doing it again. San Antonio will host Game 5 on Thursday. “We’re just going to have to play better, bottom line. We didn’t play well here. Now all we can control is Game 5,” Parker said. Oklahoma City dominated for the second consecutive game after getting blown out in the first two. The Thunder committed just seven turnovers and shot 49 per cent from the field. The Spurs scored the first eight points of the game, but things went downhill from there. A steal and dunk by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 42-32 lead with just under five


Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams dunks against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday. minutes left in the first half. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Durant pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 50-36. The Thunder led 58-43 at halftime. Durant scored 22 points and Westbrook added 17 points, eight assists and four steals before the break. “I thought the last two games we played as a group,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. Parker shot 6 of 9 in the first half, but the rest of the Spurs made just 11 of 32 be-

fore the break. A lob from Reggie Jackson to Durant for a two-handed slam bumped Oklahoma City’s lead to 60-43. A steal and jam by Ibaka made it 66-49, and a dunk by Westbrook made it 7649. The Spurs closed the quarter on an 18-7 run and cut their deficit to 83-67. San Antonio’s Matt Bonner made a 3-pointer with 3:31 remaining to trim Oklahoma City’s edge to 12, but the Thunder maintained control.

taking the loss with 30 winners and 41 unforced errors. “At 3-all in the last set, I felt I got back into it, I played some good games,” said Fichman. “She’s a tough player and is where she is for a reason. “She didn’t give any free points; I knew I had to try and earn the match myself. I had a break point at 4-3 but I couldn’t convert it. But the fact that I put myself into this position and had the chances is a positive thing. I hope to keep improving and take the good things from this match.”

CHICAGO — The special teams have been awful. The faceoff circle has been a huge problem. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp have combined for one goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defending Stanley Cup champions are in big trouble in the Western Conference final, down 3-1 to the rolling Los Angeles Kings. But the Blackhawks are back at home for Game 5 on Wednesday night, and have dug out of similar trouble before. “Just looking to win Game 5,” coach Joel Quenneville said after the Blackhawks arrived back in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon. “That’s it. Get the momentum back and go from there.” The previous time this series was in Chicago, the Kings seized the momentum with a five-goal third period in a 6-2 victory in Game 2. It carried right over to a pair of impressive victories in Los Angeles that moved the Kings to the brink of their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons. Los Angeles has shredded Chicago’s penalty-kill unit for five goals in its past 10 chances, while holding the Blackhawks to one power-play goal in their past 11 opportunities. Anze Kopitar and the Kings have won 58 per cent (106 of 184) of the faceoffs during the win streak, taking the puckpossession Blackhawks out of their game. “It’s one of the things you look at with young centermen is how are they on faceoffs and are they working to improve on it,” Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. “It’s a special skill. It’s one of those stats in hockey when you say you’re 50 per cent, you know, if that was us in school, we’d be going again.” The Kings’ big advantage against the Blackhawks is a far cry from the beginning of the playoffs, when they lost their first three games against San Jose.

But they rallied past the Sharks in seven games, and then eliminated Anaheim after falling behind 3-2 in that series. The twin rallies could help against Chicago. Los Angeles, which won the Stanley Cup in 2012, knows how important it is to quickly close out a team such as the Blackhawks while they are struggling. “We’re expecting their best,” Kings centre Trevor Lewis said. “They’re back at home now. We’re expecting them to come out hard. I mean, they’re defending Cup champions. I don’t think they’re going to give up by any means.” A year ago, the Blackhawks were down 3-1 to the Red Wings in the second round when they headed home for Game 5. Andrew Shaw then had two goals in a 4-1 victory that sparked a series-saving winning streak for Chicago. The Blackhawks also lost their first three games in the first round against Vancouver in 2011, and got all the way back to a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 7. They are drawing on those experiences for this series, while acknowledging the surging Kings are an entirely different problem. “We’re looking forward to getting out there tomorrow night,” defenceman Brent Seabrook said. “I know the guys were being upbeat on the plane this morning, at breakfast this morning. We’re looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and trying to get some momentum back and start feeling good about ourselves again.” Seabrook and defensive partner Duncan Keith had one of their worst games of the season in Monday night’s 5-2 loss. Keith had a turnover that led to a Marian Gaborik goal, and Seabrook struggled on Chicago’s penalty-kill unit. “I (have) got to be better. Doesn’t just start with a penalty kill. It’s every facet of the game,” Seabrook said. “We all got to be out there doing the things that are going to make us win the game.”

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FRONT HERITAGE AT CULTURAL CAFE The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort are collaborating on the next Cultural Café at the Museum on Thursday. The topic this time will be Our Heritage and will feature speakers Lorna Johnson, Michael Dawe, Carroll Borg and Alexander Cepeda and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to share their culture with everyone and to dress in their cultural clothing.


How well is you car running? Find out at a free vehicle emission testing clinic on June 4 presented by the Parkland Airshed Management Zone and its partners. The clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the southwest corner of Parkland Mall’s parking lot (near Safeway). Vehicle owners with gasolinepowered vehicles of less than one tonne can drop in any time during the day. No registration is required. There will also be door prizes. For more information, contact Sue Arrison at or phone 403-342-5816.

DESSERT EVENING BREAKS RECORDS The Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre broke fundraising records with their annual Evening of Decadent Dessert on May 9 at Westerner Park. They had budgeted to raise $160,000 from the evening and the Aspire Children’s Raffle, but raised more than $200,000. The money will go directly into programs and services in Red Deer and Central Alberta for children with special needs. The Evening of Decadent Desserts consisted of dinner, raffles, entertainment, a silent auction, a live auction and a buffet of cakes and other treats. The raffle grand prize, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, was won by Dawn Curtis, while the diamond drop pendant second prize went to Sharon Wagstaff and Melanie Harvey won the $2,500 third place prize.

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Cmdr. Darren Rich presents an RCAF citation to his grandfather, Second World War veteran Willard Kathan, who turned 100 on April 25.

Family celebrates RCAF veteran’s 100th birthday FAMILY HAS LEGACY OF MILITARY SERVICE at the College Side Gardens in Red Deer. His family said he never talked much about his service. “He says it’s something he went and What do you get for a Second World did,” said Doreen Rich. War Royal Canadian Air “Because that was the Force veteran on his thing to do. He doesn’t 100th birthday? talk about it at all, he “You give him lots of never has and he never hugs and kisses,” said will.” Doreen Rich, daughter But he left behind a of flying officer Willard legacy of service as DoKathan, who turned 100 reen, her husband Jim, on April 25. her brother and sister“He’s had his life, he in-law, her daughter and has everything he needs. her son, Cmdr. Darren You don’t get a man who Rich, all served to some turns 100 much except extent in the Canadian lots of hugs and kisses.” military. Kathan served during Darren Rich is based the war with 428 Squadin Colorado Springs, ron in the United KingColo., as a liaison officer dom. He flew 16 to 20 combat missions during Pte. W.J.S Kathan in the for the Canadian Joint Operations. He called the war as a flight engi- early 1940s. his grandfather a role neer on an Avro Lancastmodel. er named Sugar’s Blues. “I’m from a military background, it’s For long hours, he listened intently to the roar of the engines, trying to find just something I grew up around as a any signs of trouble. His job was to en- kid,” said Darren Rich. “He was a mentor, amongst other sure the engines performed during the people as well.” missions he was on. Now, 69 years after the war, he lives Please see RCAF on Page C2 BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

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Darren Rich, who still serves as a Royal Canadian Navy commander, in his grandfather’s Avro Lancaster Sugar’s Blues bomber. The Second World War aircraft is on display at the Nanton WWII Bomber Museum.

Botanical gardens, an art wall, pickleball court, velodrome and concert hall are just a few of the indoor and outdoor amenities that residents have put on their community wish list. And there’s still time to fill in the blanks. Residents have until June 20 to let the city know what should be built in the community within the next 10 years. Red Deer city council will take the feedback into consideration while ultimately deciding what makes the cut for the 10-year capital plan at budget time in November. At the recent 2015 budget open house, 135 residents named the top 12 amenities that they would like in the future Red Deer. The city is analyzing the responses. The same priority amenity worksheet is expected to be on the city’s website this week. Residents can also pick up a hard copy at city Communications, on the main floor of City Hall. The 135-amenity list was driven through the recent Let’s Talk event, an online survey and items already approved in long-term planning documents and amenities required for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Charity Dyke, acting director of communications, said residents are now asked to prioritize the items on the entire list. “There does seem to be a theme coming out,” said Dyke. “The community really sees the importance in our trails, trail connections and our greenspace preservation.” Dyke said responses are still coming in from the open house and they expect to have concrete themes when the process is completed.

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Buggy problem appears average LATE START TO A STATUS QUO MOSQUITO SEASON BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Skeeter control in Red Deer has been business as usual despite a late start to the program. Parks Department superintendent Trevor Poth said on Tuesday that so far it has been an average year for the pesky mosquito populations in the city. “I know some people have commented to us that it seems worse than usual but we tend to hear that every year,” said Poth. “Based on our counts, it has been a very status quo year for mosquitoes.” Poth said this would change should a significant amount of rain fall in the next several weeks. He said the majority of the city’s mosquitoes come from small pockets of isolated and standing waters. The city uses a microbial pesticide called bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) on ponds where mosquito larvae will hatch. It is used to treat the aquatic larval stage of the mosquito life cycle before it emerges as an adult through the process of larviciding. Bti is non-chemical product that only kills mosquitoes. It does not affect fishing waters, other aquatic organisms or birds. Crews will go around with nets to do quick counts and spread the product on the surface of the water if the mosquitoes seem to be on the rise. City crews were about a week behind this year because of snow and cold weather. Crews typically start in May but have been known to start as early as April. Poth said it depends on when the snow melts and the wet areas begin to open up. The city completed its first round of mosquito control last week.

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

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Big Ride for Bell arriving Saturday BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF When Olympic champion Clara Hughes rolls into Red Deer on Saturday organizers are hoping there will be a huge crowd at the Parkland Mall parking lot to welcome her. The Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk crosses into Alberta today as Hughes cycles across

CLARA HUGHES Canada raising awareness for mental health. In conjunction with the ride, Family Services of Central Alberta will be holding a Move Your Mood event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the mall with a number of family based activities and exercises to help promote positive mental health.

“My hat goes off to Clara, because here’s an Olympian, someone who’s been in the limelight and to be open and honest about her mental health issues is huge,” said Judy Scott, the manager of Children and Youth Services. “It removes the stigma, anybody can suffer with mental

health, but we need to talk about it.” Hughes has been very public about her own battle with depression, even as a six-time Olympic cycling and speedskating medalist. The Big Ride started on March 14 in Toronto and will wrap up on May 31 in Ottawa as she visits 95 communities across the country. Today she will finish up in Crowsnest Pass and will be in

Claresholm on Thursday and Calgary on Friday. She is expected to arrive at Parkland Mall at about 5:30 p.m. and will deliver a speech after given a chance to catch her breath. Move Your Mood will go rain or shine. jaldrich@reddeeradvocate. com



BRIEFS New fire chief sought Applications for the City of Red Deer’s new fire chief will be accepted until June 6. The new Emergency Services manager will replace Jack MacDonald, who is retiring after nearly 32 years in firefighting. The first round of interviews will likely occur in late June and an offer will be extended sometime in July. The position pays between $120,298 and $150,373. To apply or for more information, visit

Spray program coming While Red Deer residents may spot the signs under the AltaLink right of way near Southbrook, the citywide dandelion control program does not get underway until late August. Parks superintendent Trevor Poth said crews are using glyphosate, a Roundup-based product, to kill off the grass and weeds in order to seed new grass properly the first time. Poth said this is done for all construction projects. The city’s dandelion spraying program will begin late this summer or early fall. Crews will spray the pesky weeds at sites that do not have playgrounds, schools or sports fields in the city.

Man charged in crash An elderly Innisfail man has been charged after a crash near Innisfail involving a bus full of school children. No one was hurt in the three-vehicle collision on Monday at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 42nd Avenue and Hwy 54 in Innisfail. Innisfail RCMP said a pickup truck northbound on 42nd Avenue was crossing Hwy 54 when it was struck by a westbound maintenance van. The collision sent the pickup truck into a nearby school bus that was stopped at the stop sign on the north side of the intersection. The school bus was loaded with children at the time. The driver of the pickup truck, a 79-year-old Innisfail

man, was charged with failing to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection. Police did not release the identity of the driver. All the children in the school bus were transferred to another bus without any injuries and continued on to school.

Church changes name This will be an important Sunday for the Parkland Christian Church as they start a new chapter in their 57-year history in Red Deer. This weekend they will officially change their name to Christ’s Corridor Red Deer. The new name allows the church to continue its mandate to invite Central Albertans to embrace Christianity, but it will also help them expand their reach to people in the Edmonton and Calgary corridor and establish new congregations. The official launch goes at 10:30 a.m. at the church at 5515 43rd St.

Green Deer glows It’s not too late to help make Red Deer clean and green. Suzanne Jubb, the city’s community and program facilitator, said they really encourage everyone to get involved in Green Deer. Jubb said the program runs until June 15 so there’s still time to sign up to volunteer. While the response has been very positive, there is still work to do in many areas of the city. Volunteers are encouraged to officially become part of the Green Deer program by registering by phone at 403-3098411 or in person either at the Recreation Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre or the Collicutt Centre. The 2014 Green Deer program focuses on the ‘Leave it better than you found it’ principle and encourages residents to clean up litter in all outdoor areas of the city, including parks and green spaces that they enjoy using. By helping to clean these spaces where litter has accumulated over the winter months, the community will be protecting parks and wildlife

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Members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School Glee Club perform at the Memorial Centre on Tuesday. All students at the school took in the concert during the afternoon performance. while creating and maintaining a safe environment. For more information on the Green Deer campaign, visit

Clear Air Day Find more ways to be green at the Enviro Fair on Clear Air Day at the Provincial Building (4920 51st St.) on June 4. As part of Environment Week, the fourth annual Red Deer fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several local environmental organizations will host information booths. The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) will also hand out their annual Action HERO (Healthy Environment by Reducing Ozone) awards to several local organizations for their efforts in combating ground level ozone. To learn more about Environment Week events, visit

Steps returned A compromise has been reached for Sylvan Lake residents who were miffed that a local access point to a lakeside trail was removed. Stairs that had long stood at the end of 35th Street were removed as part of a major proj-

ect to upgrade the lakeshore area and create a pedestrian promenade. Last fall, about 60 residents signed a petition asking the town to return the steps. Alberta Tourism, Recreation and Parks is opposed to restoring the stairs because they lead to a narrow part of the park, which has been eroded by high water. Alberta Parks plans to leave the area alone so vegetation can grow and provide a natural buffer. Council discussed the issue again on Monday night and opted for a compromise that would see an existing viewpoint upgraded to include a set of steps. It is about 20 metres to the west of 35th Street. “It is about 55 feet west of where residents would like to have seen it ideally,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre, who said residents were satisfied with the compromise. There was a great deal of public input received during the town’s multi-year plan to upgrade the lakefront but apparently the absence of stairs at the viewpoint went unnoticed. “Had the residents seen the absence of stairs in the plan early on and mentioned it to the architects, they would have been included all along. Council saw this as an opportunity to correct what they saw

as a mistake in the planning process.”

New roof leaks Shoddy roof work on Sylvan Lake’s new RCMP station had officers dodging drips during big storms. The building at 4260 50th St. was officially opened on May 25, 2012. But ever since, there have been leak problems, especially during rainstorms driven by easterly winds, says a report to council. An engineering firm was hired to check out the roof and found numerous deficiencies. The repair budget is $65,000. Fortunately, the town held back about $87,000 as a contingency when the roofing was done and the money was transferred into a reserve. “It’s not anything we’re going to have to pull out of another budget area. It is money specifically set aside if something like this were to arise,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. McIntyre said normally the town could have recouped the repair costs through warranties, but the roofing company is now out of business. “We were definitely disappointed we had to service a new building so soon, but thankfully we did plan for that contingency.”

Wild Rapids has new deck Sylvan eyes expansion BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Wild Rapids Waterslide Park hopes to have a new sun deck open for the start of its season. The open-air deck will have chairs, tables with umbrellas and room for 120 people. Temporary seasonal beverage and barbecue areas will provide food and refreshment. Bert Messier, of Bear Development Corp., said the deck is part of more than $200,000 in renovations and maintenance planned for the popular waterpark this year ahead of its end-of-June opening. Visitors can use the sun deck without having to pay admission to the waterpark. “I think that it’ll be a nice spot for the parents to go sit and relax while the kids have fun,” said Messier. Regular visitors may notice a few other

minor changes this summer. Cashiers, lifeguards and first-aid rooms will be relocated. Sidewalks, decks and stairs will be improved or replaced, and a new sound system added. An existing watercraft building will also be replaced with a larger version to house all the necessary life jackets and other equipment required. A second smaller seasonal building will house public washrooms. Longer term plans include paving the parking lot, but that is not planned for this season. Sylvan Lake town council reviewed and approved the waterpark’s plans on Monday. “It is always nice to see local businesses improve their facilities,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. “The waterslides have been a hallmark for Sylvan Lake for decades.”


RCAF: Researched service Though the family didn’t know too much about their patriarch’s service, members of the Royal Canadian Air Force went to the archives and dug up some of his history and service records, including the number of missions he went on. Doreen Rich served in the military for a year before she married her husband, also a serviceman. She stepped away from her service to raise her family. Darren Rich said his grandfather can’t hear much anymore, a combination of having a wartime job of listening to very loud engines, followed by a life of working in seed-cleaning plants when hearing protection wasn’t much of a concern. Willard Kathan married Olive, a war bride, in 1947 and they came to Alberta. He lived all over Alberta, but moved to Central Alberta to be closer to his family as Jim was last stationed and retired from

Sylvan Lake has officially kicked off a lengthy process to expand its borders. Town council approved making an official annexation request to neighbouring Red Deer County on Monday. “We’ve had productive conversations with Red Deer County over the last several weeks,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. The county has not presented any significant objections to the town’s annexation plans. “That starts off a long process that will eventually end up before the Municipal Government Board, we’re hoping sometime in October.” In the meantime, the town must consult with area landowners and ensure that the land can be serviced and that the annexation areas fit into the town’s long-term plans. “We’re looking at primarily resi-

the RCAF in Penhold. Doreen and her brother Terry Kathan organized the birthday party that took place at the Innisfail Legion last month, inviting family from all over. Doreen said it was a nice atmosphere, to have family and friends gathered for a celebration because at Willard’s age, people mostly gather for funerals. Birthday congratulations were sent from Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin, RCAF commander. This was framed by Terry Kathan and given to Willard Kathan. “He was surprised, he had no idea this was happening,” said Darren Rich.

MOSQUITOES: Control “We try to control the populations of the mosquitoes,” said Poth. “We are not trying to kill them all. Mosquitoes play a vital part in the overall ecosystem. They provide great food for bats, birds and insects.” After each big rainfall, crews go through the entire city checking for mosquitoes. “We only control when we see the need to,” said Poth. “It’s all about doing the counts and just trying

dential and commercial development to the west of 60th Street,” he said. Another annexation target is along Hwy 11A northeast of town, which will be used for much-needed light industrial property. Besides attracting investment and creating a broader tax base, industrial parks provide more opportunities for residents to live and work in their community. “When we’re looking at opportunity for meaningful career-type employment, it’s important to have light industrial land available. “It’s the industry that Alberta is most active in so we need to make sure we are not missing out on employment opportunities for our residents due to lack of land.”

to figure out where the species are.” Poth said they also trap and kill some mosquitoes to check for disease and do other assessments.

AMENITIES: Data studied Starting in July, council will begin looking at all the data, including information from the upcoming Ipsos Reid Survey on Red Deer and recommendations from the ad hoc aquatic centre review committee. “I think it’s really important for people to get engaged with this process,” said Dyke. “We have given them a number of opportunities to do that. We will continue to do that until June 20 because it’s their voice that we are looking for as we are informing council in July.” Dyke said the public’s input is one piece of the puzzle that will allow council to make decisions. She said council will also consider funding, economic opportunity, timing and other criteria.

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WE are neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members. WE have enriched our community and inspired us through creativity, compassion and dedication. WE all have this in common: they have used their talents, vision and determination to make Central Alberta a better place to live. The development and presentation of these awards reflects the Community Foundation’s commitment to increase public and community recognition of women who have earned our admiration and respect. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 will mark the 7th Annual Red Deer & District Community Foundation Women of Excellence Awards. Each year we will recognize contributions and achievements of the women nominated in the Women of Excellence awards categories. The Red Deer & District Community Foundation extends its warmest thanks to all of our sponsors, nominators and nominees for taking the time to participate in our efforts to celebrate the remarkable women of our community!


Congratulations to all the nominees of the “Women of Excellence Awards” The Red Deer Advocate is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of the Women of Excellence awards. The nominees this year and over the past 6 years, have set a shining example of vision. Their leadership, compassion and talents make Central Alberta a wonderful place to live, play and do business. They inspire us and show the pathway for the next generation of leaders. The Women of Excellence has become a prominent event in our community that validates the distinction of these nominees.


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Amandha is an accomplished Registered Nurse who is now working in the Emergency Department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. A family oriented girl, born and raised in Red Deer, she proudly calls this city home. Amandha is so much more than that. After her courageous battle with cancer in 2001, Amandha has made it her mission to educate the public about cancer and she continued to motivate others to live their lives to the fullest. What initially started as fundraising events with friends has now blossomed into a wide range of public speaking engagements. Her audiences ranged from Kindergarten children to 4th year medical students, speaking about leadership, health and philanthropy at different conferences across the country. Mentoring newly diagnosed cancer patients and creating lifelong relationships has given Amandha a new perspective and purpose to her own life. She is honored to have been considered as a woman of Excellence.


Born and raised in Thorndale, Ontario on a dairy farm, Jennifer is the eldest daughter of Ted and Fran Bestard. After completing high school, she began her long and very successful journey to a career in medicine. Her Studies took her to the Universities of Western Ontario, Toronto, McMaster University, University of Alberta and University of Calgary. She is the first Canadian neurologist to complete a Fellowship in neuropathic pain and headache at the University of Alberta. Jennifer moved to Red Deer in 2009 and commenced her own neurology practice where she continues to practice medicine, deliver seminars/ lectures and is an active participant in her community. She was the first physician in Red Deer to implement new Health Canada Botox Guidelines in the treatment of chronic headache pain, demonstrating cutting edge treatment of this debilitating condition. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful little girls. Jennifer enjoys a number of fitness activities, including competitive marathon, and other hobbies.


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Barbara Jean Tumanut Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, BJ moved to Edmonton in 1997, where she enjoyed a successful career in fine wine as a buyer, seller and educator. In 2002, BJ swapped her wine glasses for fine chocolate and managed the popular Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut stores in Edmonton. Chocolate was a great fit for her. In January 2011, BJ moved to Red Deer to purchase and operate the local Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut business. She feels fortunate for the opportunities her life in Red Deer has given her. She has grown as a person, businesswoman and community builder. BJ gives back to our community as a volunteer board member with Rotary Red Deer Sunrise Club and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. She also works to raise funds and awareness for local organizations such as the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, United Way of Central Alberta and the Ronald McDonald House.

Business and the Professions Belinda Davies Belinda grew up in Rocky Mountain House area, but has called Red Deer her home for the past 9 years. Belinda has made exceptional contributions to her community including serving on the Board of the Central Alberta United Waywhere she was appointed Vice President and Chair of the Nominating Committee; with Crime Stoppers as a special event volunteer; Ronald McDonald House, and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. She is also a regular blood donor and has donated a long braid of her hair to Beautiful Lengths Program. She was also a participant in the Leadership Networks Program in 2009. All of this while working full time and completing her MBA from the University of Athabasca. Belinda goes about her work with a quiet and determination that is inspirational of those around her.

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Joanne Temple

Born and raised on a farm Southeast of Red Deer. Susan moved to town to attend Red Deer College, and since then Susan had the experience to live in three provinces as well as in Brunei. Susan always had her priorities straight beginning with family, then supporting her community through a variety of ways including being a business leader in Red Deer. Susan discovered her passion for the travel industry where she ultimately returned to school at the age of 40 and was awarded Valedictorian and Student of the Year. If not for her entrepreneurial skills, truthful and pioneering spirit, her compassion and dedication to the cause of the betterment of women, children, family and community, many improvements to the overall quality of life would have not come to fruition. The impact of her initiatives has excelled the normal volunteer efforts.

Joanne has worked as an Environmental

Educator in Alberta for the last 20 years. She is a native Albertan with a background in the Biological Sciences, growing up and raising her family in the Calgary area. She developed the educational programs still being used today for the Glenmore Park Weaselhead Preservation Society. In 2006, she and her husband moved to Lacombe where she took a few years off to go back to school at Olds College, upgrading her education to include landscape design where she focused on best management practices for water conservation. In 2012, she became the outreach coordinator for the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, developing educational programs for schools, relating to the Alberta curriculum and for public awareness and engagement as well as stewardship.

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Clarke Gwen moved to Central Alberta in 1997 and has worked at Nova Chemicals Joffre Petrochemical Site for 17 years. She is married to Wayne Clarke and a mother of two children, Bobby and Katie. Gwen holds a Bachelor of Communications degree and is currently a communications consultant dealing with internal and external communications and community relations for Nova Chemicals Joffre Site operations. For more than 15 years, Gwen has served and continues to serve the United Way fund raising campaign in many capacities from Community Impact Council to campaign cabinet. Gwen has her fingers in many other initiatives in our community, and believes strongly in the value of building relationships and allowing everyone the opportunity to be all they can be. She believes that growing young philanthropists is not just a desire, -- it is a responsibility.

Niki Burkinshaw Niki was born and raised in Alberta, growing up in Morning Meadows and moving to Red Deer after finishing grade 10. Although she attained her bachelor of Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Ontario), Niki moved back to Central Alberta and now calls Blackfalds home with her husband and two young boys, ages 4 and 6. Niki has been working in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering for the past eight years, and municipal engineering before that, Niki aims to set an example for women in the engineering/ consulting industry through passion, dedication, and striving for technical excellence. She is thankful for the support her husband has provided throughout her career, including currently being a full-time dad, while Niki navigates the corporate jungle.

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Madeleine Schultz During her time at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Madeleine maintained honor roll standing while being extensively involved both in school and community activities. She was Vice President of Student Council, founded the first Red Deer High School ”Students Against Drinking and Driving “ Chapter; was the Marketing & Sponsorship Chair of the 2011 Alberta Student Leadership Conference; an active member of Youth Voice Red Deer, and held various other committee and volunteer positions. Madeleine, now 21, is currently studying at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. Along with her full time studies, she is working for Haskayne Alumni Relations and is highly involved on campus. She is the secretary of the University of Calgary Rotaract and Co- Director of a new Enactus Calgary project, which focuses on supporting women who are new to Canada. She is also involved with Global Brigades, and will take part in a Business and Microfinance contingent to rural Honduras this summer.

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Bernice was born and raised in Red Deer and always had a love for sports and fitness as a young girl. She has 2 children, Christine and Jason, and years later had twin granddaughters. Bernice worked at Michener Services and the Fire Department for 11 years, while raising her young family. Bernice started lifting weights at a time when there were very few women on the sport. Since then, she had travelled the globe entering competitions, and taking home many body building awards and recognition such as: Entered and won Canadian Masters Division in Bodybuilding; Placed 2nd in the Canadian Middleweight Division in Bodybuilding; GPC Worlds in Ireland, where she set world records in 3 events: bench, squats and dead lifts in the Masters Division in 2011 and represented Canada in powerlifting 3 times in 2013: Olympia Las Vegas, where she received a bronze medal in dead lift and gold medal in bench; IPL World Powerlifting Championship in Las Vegas and Fit Expo in Los Angeles, where she came in 3rd Overall Heavy Weight Division and set 2 new world records. Bernice is well known and respected in the fitness community, for her commitment to her sports and serves as an inspiration to all aspiring athletes.

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Melanie Tuck Melanie’s passion for her career and helping her clients will be the first thing you notice when you meet her. Every day, she learns and continues to develop and share her skills and knowledge with her clients, as a mentor to students and fellow therapists. Since 1989, she has worked high level sports including; Western Hockey League, Division 1 Rugby, Junior & Senior Men’s football. She has also treated many professional athletes. She is also a community leader in concussion awareness and treatment, working with the latest technology and research. A ground breaking female trainer in hockey, she opened doors for other female trainers, as the first female trainer in the Western Hockey League. She spent 10 years as a Founding Director with the Alberta Sport Development Centre/Central. Melanie opened Collegiate Sports Medicine in 2003, due to a tremendous need in the region to assist high level athletes.

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Bettylyn Baker Bettylyn grew up in Edmonton to a family who believed in strong values and community development. She was influenced by her parents, who were both involved in volunteering and helping others. As a young child, she was a member of the Girl Scout Movement which continued into her adult years. She obtained her teaching degree from the University of Alberta. As an educator, Bettylyn is committed to meeting the needs of the whole child. She has keen awareness of student needs, not only academic, and addresses those with integrity. She served as board member and chairperson for Catholic Social Services for the past decade, and the Red Deer Native Friendship Society. Bettylyn is a remarkable mother, daughter, grandmother, educator and citizen of Red Deer! She believes that to be successful is to have touched many lives in a positive way.

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Helen is a gracious compassionate woman, who always reaches out to serve others. Her gentle and kind nature, make others feel comfortable around her. Helen is a qualified teacher with more than 35 years experience in Central Alberta. She has assisted immigrants and refugees at Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E) for over 25 of those teaching years through English as a Second Language (ESL) and as a language assessor. She also spent several years teaching in the public school system. Because of her significant contributions to the field of ESL in Alberta, she received the Dawn Seabrook de Vargas Memorial Fellowship Award in 2010. Her positive and helpful attitude make immigrants and refugees, new to Central Alberta feel welcome. Helen’s display of affection and compassion is evident in both her professional and personal life.

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Dagmar is married with 2 adult sons, 3 grandsons and a granddaughter. She began working in the human services sector almost immediately after arriving in Red Deer. For the past 26 years, Dagmar worked in a variety of capacities at Employment Placement and Support Services (EPSS). For the past 17 years, she coordinated the “Opportunities Fund”, a Federal Government employment initiative for any individual with a self identified permanent disability. Over the years, she had the opportunity to sit on a variety of Boards, and volunteer with Central Alberta organizations such as the Red Deer Food Bank, Alberta Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, FASD Network and is the current Board Chair of Dress for Success. Dagmar always tries to focus her efforts towards activities that will help enrich the lives of those individuals that are facing life challenges. She has a very clear and heartfelt dedication to each and every individual she serves. Over the years, she had forged strong relationships not only with clients, but also with other professionals who work in the field in our community.

Rubyann Rice Rubyann is the Provincial Executive Director of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA). Rubyann earned a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta and has more than twenty years of experience in the human services field. Fifteen of those twenty years have been in a senior leadership role with non profit and government organizations. Managing a provincial organization comprised of six branches and three housing projects across Alberta keeps Rubyann at the heart of current mental health issues. Rubyann has been acknowledged for her relentless work providing exceptional housing and support programs to those living with severe mental illness. Rubyann was recently selected as a finalist in Homeward Trust’s ROOPH Awards, acknowledging individuals committed to ending homelessness. As a dedicated advocate and educator, Rubyann values a community that demonstrates compassion and respect to all.

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Christine was born and raised on a farm West of Didsbury, in the small community of Westcott. She caught the â&#x20AC;&#x153;volunteer bugâ&#x20AC;? while cleaning the church on Saturday afternoons when she was only 12 years old. After graduating from Calgary General School of Nursing, she continued to tirelessly invest and share her time, energy and expertise supporting numerous organizations which are important to the health and wellbeing of the community of Red Deer and beyond. In 2007, she travelled with A Better World to assist with medical and eye glass clinics. In March 2014, she travelled with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to Ethiopia and South Africa to monitor the grassroots projects supported by the Foundation. She continues to volunteer for the Lending Cupboard, Ten Thousand Villages, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Foundation, Sunnybrook United Church and Meals on Wheels. Christine believes that life is about healing people and doing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best every day to make a difference in the world.

Delta Rempel Family, community and faith have been guiding rods in Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life with such an extensive list of accomplishment over the length of her life. Delta grew up on a farm outside Consul, Saskatchewan. Some of her most treasured memories are her days on the farm which she considers to be the most important in shaping her life. In 1967, she and her husband Wayne moved to Red Deer. When Wayne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Delta sought employment to supplement the family income and support the activities of four young children. She started working for the United Way in 1976 and continued until June 1997. Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence has also been felt at her church, where she serves on several councils and committees. The congregation became Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second family and has been a source of support. Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteerism continues to have extensive reach into the community of Red Deer. She is the Board Chair for Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre; participates in the Healthy Families Program, which she initiated in 1998 and the Alberta Generations Project.

Linda Wilson Linda grew up in Sylvan Lake with a strong passion and commitment for her community, which she inherited from her parents. She has spent time through her volunteer work and throughout her career supporting health services, social services, education, sports and her church, but always with a flair for the fun. Linda has more energy and creative ideas that she could come up with in a week, than most people have in their lifetime! Linda has served as a board member, chair, committee member and volunteer for numerous organizations in both Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Linda currently runs her own company, CorQuest Inc., is the part-time Executive Director of the Leadership Centre, a part-time instructor at Red Deer College and is a dedicated wife, mother of one, volunteer and friend to many.

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Cindy Jefferies Cindy is a long time resident of Red Deer who has a real passion for community building. She is a woman of vision, focusing not only on the present but on building a city that incorporates future trends and issues. She is always looking at possibilities, exploring opportunities and approaching all that she does with openness and flexibility. Cindy has devoted most of her adult life to public service spending nine years on the Red Deer Public School Board and nine years on Red Deer City Council. Her community involvement includes Tools for Schools Africa Foundation, Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club and the 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid. It can truly be said that Cindy has made a difference and is indeed a Woman of Excellence. .

Eileen Carol Cole

Eileen came from a family that believed community involvement was important, and volunteering has always been the â&#x20AC;&#x153;naturalâ&#x20AC;? thing to do, whether organizing the Ladies luncheon for the Lending Cupboard, teaching Sunday School, dancing at seniors lodges, working political campaigns, or volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charity Bonspiel, Eileenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests are wide, varied and lengthy. Following her retirement from owning a successful small business called Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner, Eileen accepted a 16 month full-time volunteer position as Coordinator of the Firehall Fun Factory which was as integral part of the $2.5M Literacy & Legacy campaign for the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library. Eileenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next challenge was to organize Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very first Festival of Trees on a zero budget! She continued organizing this event for the next eight years. Twenty years later, the Festival has raised nearly $10.8M for healthcare programs and equipment for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. For the next three years, Eileen was the Health Region Foundation liaison for the Healing and Hope Campaign which raised $2.5M to fund the Interfaith Chapel and meditative garden at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Eileen is a master organizer. Eileen leaves a lasting legacy with her extensive leadership and support of our community.

Judy Dick

Having been born and raised in the Ponoka area, with a large extended family and being associated with the newspaper business for the last 32 years, Judy knows the community; its needs, dreams, tragedies, successes, and challenges. Through her work at the Ponoka News, her directorship in the Chamber of Commerce, her interest in rodeo and riding, her community affiliations, and her student mentorship, Judy ensures that her time and energies bring the community of Ponoka closer to being an ideal place to live. One of her remarkable volunteer achievements is collecting over 1100 pounds of food for the food bank in one evening. Not only will Judy get the job done over and above expectations, she is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;ideaâ&#x20AC;? person, who can provide leadership or support depending on the need. Judy is a warm and caring individual who listens and wears her heart on her sleeve. She is open, genuine, charming, honest, artistic, creative, funny, and very good company. Judy brings out the best in others and continues to work to make Ponoka one of the best communities in Central Alberta.

Sherri Smith

Sherri has been a resident of Red Deer since 1988, the same time she began volunteering for the United Way of Central Alberta. For the past 25 years, she has been an active United Way volunteer, including being the Campaign Co-Chair in 2011. Sherri believes that â&#x20AC;&#x153;for a community to be great, it has to be great for everyoneâ&#x20AC;? and she works tirelessly to ensure all members of our community are helped, from children to seniors. Sherri has been honored with a Mayors Recognition award for Voluntary Service and was also honored to be Beta Sigma Phi Lady of the year in 2004. In 1995, she joined Soroptimist International of Central Alberta and has been a member ever since. This organization fuels her desire for helping women and girls. She is very passionate about their annual Mother Daughter conference, being the mom of two daughters herself. Encouraging and helping women to succeed, helping young girls to continue to volunteer, and recognizing other womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements, are what she really enjoys about being a Soroptimist. In 2003, she received the prestigious Frances E. Wagner Woman of Achievement from the Western Canada Region Soroptimists.

Valdene Callin Valdene is a vivacious volunteer who believes in giving to the community that has given so much to her. She has tirelessly volunteered for the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, Red Deer Public Library, Red Deer Childcare Society and United Way of Central Alberta. She was employed for 13 years by Family Services of Central Alberta as their Manager of Community Relations. She now works for EQUS, the largest member owned utility company in Canada, as their Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Valdene has built bridges in the community to ensure that the citizens of Red Deer have the opportunity for the best life possible. She is currently volunteering on the Canada Winter Games 2019 Bid Committee. She loves to laugh, live life to the fullest and loves all that Red Deer has to offer.

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Superstar country group looks ahead with album BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Superstar country group Rascal Flatts named their ninth album Rewind, but don’t expect them to start looking back anytime soon. The multiplatinum trio — lead vocalist Gary LeVox, keyboardist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney — say their latest record, named after the lead single, is actually a musical leap forward in their 15-year career. “It’s funny, because fans are like, ‘Are you rewinding back to your original sound?”’ said LeVox with a laugh. “Really, it has nothing to do with that. It’s just more about the song being sexy, being cool and being hip — and more or less, being a kind of new direction for Rascal Flatts and maybe a bridge to where Rascal Flatts is going sonically and musically.” Since their debut in 2000, the band has sold more than 22.5 million albums and had 14 singles reach No. 1 on the U.S. country chart — including Bless the Broken Road and What Hurts the Most. Former U.S. president George W. Bush even invited them to the White House on several occasions. DeMarcus said the group recorded the new album at a “critical point” in their lives professionally. Rascal Flatts had worked with the same producer, Dann Huff, for the past six records and


BRIEF Western roots musicians teaming up for double-bill Two seasoned Western roots musicians are teaming up for a double-bill house concert in Red Deer this week. John Wort Hannam and Gordie Tentrees will perform on Saturday at Jeans Off House Concerts in Red Deer. Hannam, a winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival, was born in the Channel Islands off the U.K. but now lives in Fort Macleod. He has taken eloquent tunes about life in rural Alberta all over the world, including performing in Australia and at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Critics praise Hannam for writing about the Prairies with the eloquence of W.O. Mitchell or Sinclair Ross, and for singing, playing guitar and harmonica “like no one’s business.” Tentrees, who was nominated for

it was time to shake things up. “I think we were all sort of in this scary no-man’s land where you get to when you’ve had a certain level of success,” said DeMarcus. “You can sort of get to a place to where you almost become complacent as well.” So they piled into DeMarcus’s home studio and, for the first time, experimented with new songs and arrangements with no one else in the room. The band has a producer credit on the album, with Howard Benson and Huff. “We ended up making some of my most favourite musical memories we’ve ever had together, with just us sitting around,” said DeMarcus. “I believe this is the best album we’ve ever done, simply because there is more of ourselves in it than ever before.” But when asked which is the most personal song on the album, DeMarcus quipped: “Well, that’s none of your business.” He then admitted his most personal track was likely The Mechanic, a ballad about how love fixes everything. The song opens with the lyric, “When I’m broke down, you’re the mechanic.” “When I heard that song, I was just blown away by the lyric and the simplicity of it, married together with that melody. It really, really is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long, long time,” DeMarcus said. It hasn’t always been a smooth ride

for Rascal Flatts. The band faced criticism in April when viewers noticed LeVox was lip-synching during a performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards. (“He’s still in time-out,” joked DeMarcus.) LeVox said the band had played two shows and done multiple interviews in the days leading up to the award show, and the dry desert air affected his voice. “We couldn’t really bail. They had nobody else to fill the slot. So we talked about it with the producers of the show and they said, ‘Hey, we’ve got the tape, so let’s just try it.’ I said, ‘Well, I’ve never lip-synched before, so this should be interesting.”’ “It was interesting,” laughed DeMarcus. “I didn’t realize that we were the only artists to have ever done it. I was very surprised by that.” All the band members have become fathers since Rascal Flatts first formed in 1999. LeVox has two daughters, while DeMarcus and Rooney each have a daughter and a son. “It gives weight to every single thing that you do,” said DeMarcus of fatherhood. “Every decision you make, every song that you pick, you want your kids listening to it, whereas before you wouldn’t have necessarily paid as much attention to things like that. It finds its way to every aspect of your life.”

a Western Canadian Music Award Album of the Year, is an Ontario native who ended up living in the Yukon. He crafts songs about gritty characters and rocky experiences in a blending of folk, roots and blues sounds. The singer/songwriter, guitarist, dobro and harmonica player has performed at the Best of Canada concert at the Vancouver Olympics and was a finalist in an international songwriting competition judged by Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis. “It’s impossible not to get drawn into his world,” said one critic, who compared Tentrees to a young John Prine. For tickets and other information about the Red Deer concert, call 403357-4728.

song Happy. Some in Iran see the video as promoting the spread of Western culture. Iranian laws ban women from dancing in public or appearing outside with their heads uncovered. Williams says he has “the utmost respect for people’s religious views” and doesn’t know much about Iranian law. But he added: “The present is a gift, and if you just want to celebrate your happiness, you should be allowed to do that.”

Pharrell Williams: Iranians should be free to celebrate their Happy-ness too PARIS — Pharrell Williams says everyone should be able to celebrate their joy — including Iranian youths who were arrested for posting an Internet video of them dancing to his

Brown University won’t discuss guard who escorted Emma Watson at graduation PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Emma Watson had an undercover armed guard

EDMONTON — It was enough to make an 86-year-old Edmonton lady gaga. Inez Whitfield got the thrill of a lifetime when she was called backstage to meet pop music superstar Lady Gaga after a concert Monday night. D u b b e d “Granny Gaga” because of her Inez Whitfield fondness for the singer, the retired teacher had planned months ago to attend her second Gaga show. Her daughter Kendra said her mother has been a fan of Gaga’s since seeing the singer on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” years ago. “She knows good music when she hears it and she loves what Gaga stands for . . . being creative and outrageous and not giving a flying fig what anyone thinks of you,” Whitfield’s daughter said. But, in the weeks before the concert, Whitfield’s plans to attend were put in jeopardy when major surgery forced her into hospital. Media picked up on efforts to get Whitfield to the concert and those reports made their way to Lady Gaga. Whitfield managed to make it to Rexall Place on Monday with special permission from her caregivers. As Kendra wheeled her mother out of the arena to a cab before the encore, two security guards chased them down and took them backstage for an audience with the megastar. Kendra says the two spoke for about five minutes. Whitfield told Gaga about how she was born in New York and then moved to Canada as a school teacher. “They talked about growing up in Brooklyn and Mom told Gaga ... something about ’you’re a dream in my heart’ and she made Gaga cry.” They posed for some photos and Gaga gave them some cash to pay for their cab ride home. Whitfield was already an hour past the curfew hospital staff had given her. Gaga later posted a photo on her Instagram page — Whitfield in her sparkly silver dress, feather boa and tiara, and the singer in dark sunglasses and a tight black outfit. “We had a lovely chat after the show. What an inspiring lady!” the singer wrote. with her during graduation ceremonies at Brown University, and a university spokesman says he is unable to answer questions about why. The 24-year-old British actress best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies was one of more than 2,000 students to get her degree from the Ivy League university in Providence on Sunday. She was photographed sitting and walking next to a woman who was wearing a cap and gown. The same woman, who was older than Watson and her fellow graduates, was later seen escorting Watson without a cap and gown and with a holstered weapon, a badge and other equipment.


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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 father-in-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. Interment will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary. 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”

MACDONALD Cecile Flora (nee Hermary) Cecile MacDonald passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on Friday, May 23, 2014 at age 85 years. She leaves behind a loving family, who will miss her greatly; her husband of 63 years, Roderick MacDonald; children, Merv (Shari), Hank (Judy), Mona (David), and Trish (Craig); thirteen grandchildren, and twelve greatgrandchildren. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101 6751 52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4K8, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222


Obituaries 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

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SPRECHER Lillian Oct. 7, 1927 - May 19, 2014 The shining star in our family has become the brightest light in the galaxy! Our precious Lillian Sprecher (nee Resta) passed away on Monday, May 19th, 2014, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Walter Sprecher (in July 2001), Lillian was born in Rimbey on October 7, 1927, and grew up on the family farm(s) in the Rimbey area. She was born with a great thirst for knowledge and a love of books that kept her admirably “sharp as a tack” right to the end. Known to her family as Gramma, she was a voracious reader who could carry on a detailed conversation or debate with any person young or old - usually with a twinkle in her eye and the final word! When she wasn’t reading, Gramma loved working in her yard and just three days before her death she was still happily digging away. She was an astute business woman, an avid crafter, and a true example of a life-long learner. She was loved and respected for her sharp wit, extreme generosity and willingness to help anyone who needed it. There was always room at her table for an extra person or two. She loved her family unconditionally and was there whenever we needed her. Her memory will be cherished and she will be deeply missed by her son Wayne Sprecher (Mavis) of Grande Cache; daughters Connie Wiseman (Wayne) of Red Deer, Marilyn Berg (Ron) of Calgary and Linda Jones (Randy Giesbrecht) of Red Deer. Gramma cherished any time that she could spend with her grandchildren Gary, Delaine (Jeremy), Lauren (Trevor), David (Rachel), Andrew (Stephanie), Cora, Sara and Ryan. She also loved spending time with her great grandchildren Tyson, Carmen, Kaitlyn, Ryker, Gavin, Kaidyn, Kylie and Kreuz. Her four surviving brothers Henry Resta (Helen), Donald Resta (Pat), Jim Resta (Vickie) and Dennis Resta as well as her surviving sister Marcie Lines also deeply feel her loss. Gramma made friends wherever she went and we know she leaves behind many people who will miss her dearly. “Captain Sprech and Pretty Lil” together again at last and forever in our hearts!

MARR Grace Emmaretta Grace Emmaretta Marr (nee Cornell) passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17 at the Lacombe Hospital at the age of 81. She was born December 9, 1932 at Cereal Alberta. Grace grew up in the Cabin Lake, Barrhead and Chinook areas. On November 1, 1951 she married Roy Marr and they had three sons; David, Clifford and Larry. She worked at the telephone office, as a cleaning porter at the Youngstown Home (1977 - 1981) and cleaned at the Youngstown Hotel and Windmill Motel. She is mourned and lovingly remembered by her loving partner of 28 years, Robert (Bob) Keim; sons, Clifford and Larry; sisters, Beth Milburn, Carol Pullyblank (Richard); brothers, Hugh Cornell (Lorna), Bill Cornell (Brenda), John Cornell (Amanda); and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Grace is also mourned by Bob’s step-sons Dwayne Keim (Michelle), Ken Northcott (Pauline), and step-daughter Conniesue MacAtammy (Bob). She is also mourned by granddaughters Christina Wallace and Tina MacAtammy; grandsons, Carl and Danny Keim, Brock and C.J. MacAtammy and greatgranddaughter Zandra Ziglar. Grace was predeceased by her mother Gladys Cornell (nee Korth in 1935); father Harrison (1976); step-mother Betty Pullyblank (1993); son David (1980) and first husband Roy Marr (1985). If so desired, donations can be made in Grace`s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of one`s choice. A memorial service for Grace will be held at the Younstown Community Hall, Youngstown, Alberta on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2pm. Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.

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A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Penhold and District Library, Box 675, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0 or to the Whisker Rescue Society, P.O. Box 27138, Plaza Post Office, Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.


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KEYS FOUND at Community Garage Sale in Sylvan Lake at Lighthouse Pointe Condominium behind Walmart, on Friday 16th. Please call 403-887-4762 to identify.



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Mon - Fri - NO evenings, weekends,†or stats. Providing home support/ companionship for seniors. Great†job for mature and/or semi-retired adults. Must enjoy working with seniors, be dependable, provide clear Criminal Record Check, have a vehicle & be willing to drive within a 50km radius of the city (mileage pd). Experience an asset. Competitive wages, Med./Dent. Benefits avail. Fax resume to: 403-346-4100 or email to: Deadline to apply: June 6th, 2014 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



P/T BOOKKEEPER required to work in office near Bentley 2-3 days per week, flexible hours. Experience with Simply Accounting is required. Please send resume to , fax (403) 748-4613 or phone (403) 748-2647. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds



F/T DENTAL RECEPTIONIST REQ’D IMMED. Blackfalds Dental Centre. No evenings, No weekends. Fax resume 403-885-5764 or Email: contact

RECEPTIONIST for Hygiene Department req’d. 1 pm. - 8 pm. Please drop off resumes to Associate Dental, Attn. Corinne or fax 403-347-2133 or email healthysmiles4life@ Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

LIVE-IN Caregiver for 3 children (5, 3 & 1 yrs). 44 hrs/wk, $1760/mo. Childcare, light housekeeping, Room & board $315/mo. Call Emma 403-307-6264


Southside Dodge is looking for a new full-time team member to join our great staff! The right candidate is punctual, can work independently and is computer savvy. You must be a quick learner. Experience with ADP and/or CTWIZARD is preferred but not required. Accounting experience would be an asset. Our company offers competitive wages and excellent benefits.

CARGILL Matt and Stephanie Cargill are delighted to welcome Dreyden Royal into their family on May 14, 2014, weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. Proud grandparents are Dave and Debbie Nelson, and Bill and Patty Cargill. Dreyden shares his birthday with his great grandmother Nelson (87).

THE CANADIAN BREW HOUSE RD Twilight Baseball Assoc. & RD Rays would like to thank you and welcome our newest sponsor.

LOST: BLACK MINIATURE CHNAUZER in Inglewood. His name is Royce, Please call 403-872-0936



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LOST APRIL 1 - Lincoln CAR KEYS in Lacombe. 403-347-8596 if found Start your career! See Help Wanted


REG. Dental Hygienist for F/T Maternity Leave starting June 1 Looking for a place May lead to P/T Perm. to live? Take a tour through the Must be flexible with hours. Apply to Healthy Smiles CLASSIFIEDS Fax resume attn. Corinne LIVE-IN Caregiver for senior or Chrissy 403-347-2133 with disability Rocky area. or email: Call 403-846-5558 or email healthysmiles4life@


READ Nathan and Andrea, along with big brother Boyce, of Jonesboro, Arkansas are thrilled to announce the arrival of Victoria Helen Read on May 1, 2014. Weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz. Proud grandparents are Andy and Brenda Craft, of Jonesboro, AR, and Carman and Nancy Read, of Red Deer, Alberta. Great-grandparents are Jerry & Lonnie Craft, Nancy Carpenter, and Mary Craft, all of Jonesboro, AR.




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69 ALBERTS CLOSE May 29 & 30 Thurs. & Fri. 11 - 8 Kitchen table & chairs, patio furn., household misc

GARAGE SALE AT LTCHS. (Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School) May 29th, 1-7pm. Funds go to Free the Children.

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Fairview - Upper ESTATE SALE 181 FOWLER STREET, by Holy Family School - the old skate shack. May 28-31. Wed. 2-7, Thurs & Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-3. 2 households of furniture, appls., tools, artwork & decor items.

West Lake 175 WILEY CR. May 29, Thurs 4-8pm, May 30, Fri 12-7pm. LRG outdoor playset, in/outdoor toys & furniture, Ikea bed frame, decor, craft & gardening supplies, books, clothes and more. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WE are looking for a F/T or P/T journeyman (60% commission with ticket) or apprentice hairstylist for busy family salon in Lacombe. Great wages and benefits packages. Bring resume to Hairapy at Lacombe Center Mall




Legal Assistants required immediately for the following two positions: • •

Real Estate conveyancing Corporate Commercial

Firm is prepared to train a candidate who has experience in some but not all aspects of the position. Please submit your resume by mail, email or fax to: Gerig Hamilton Neeland LLP ATTN: Ian D. Milne 501, 4901 - 48 Street Red Deer AB T4N 6M4 FAX 403.343.6522 Email:



$2500 Bonus Every 100 days IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Oil & Gas Well Testing Night Foremen, Experienced/ Inexperienced Junior Day/Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted.



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



Red Deer, Alberta Reporting to the General Manager, the Operations Manager will be a selfNOW HIRING motivated and highly Well Testing Personnel organized individual. Experienced Supervisors This is a pivotal position & Operators Must have valid applicable requiring an individual with sound business sense and tickets. Email: lstouffer@ strong leadership skills, coupled with an eye for detail and overall cost control experience. It will appeal to a “take charge” individual able to bring the ability and past operations OIL & GAS OPERATOR management experience Bearspaw currently has a the position requires. position in our Stettler field operations for an intermediate MAIN JOB oil and gas operator. Applicants TASKS AND must have experience as a heavy duty mechanic or RESPONSIBILITIES journeyman instrument Oversee the production mechanic and possess process; ensure that all strong mechanical skills, standard operations be quick learners, motivated procedures and policies and hard working and live are adhered to and that or be willing to relocate the highest of quality is within a 20 minute commute maintained. to workplace location. This Supervise product position offers a challenging delivery, ensuring all work environment, attractive benefits with competitive products are delivered in a timely and efficient pay and significant room manner. for promotion. Evaluate and maintain Please submit resumes appropriate levels of inventory for both Attn: Human Resources ingredients and email:kwolokoff@ store stock. Analyze branch financial Fax 403-252-9719 statements and prepare Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 annual operational Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 budgets. Celebrate your life Work closely with all with a Classified functional levels of Head Office. ANNOUNCEMENT Manage and develop personnel. We offer competitive wages and employee benefits. If you are interested in this SERVICE RIG role, please apply by June Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd 6th 2014. E-mail: is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS & Mail: 715 Marion Street DERRICK HANDS Winnipeg, MB R2J 0K6 Locally based, home every Fax: night! Qualified applicants (204)233-7245 must have all necessary CELEBRATIONS valid tickets for the position HAPPEN EVERY DAY being applied for. Bearspaw offers a IN CLASSIFIEDS very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady Restaurant/ work schedule. Hotel Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources ALBERTA SPRINGS Email: GOLF RESORT Req’s Full time Line, Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Broiler Cook. Banquet Mail to: Suite 5309, experience. Competitive 333-96 Ave. NE wages and Gratuities. Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Fax resume to 403-342-5995 Central Alberta’s Largest John@albertaspringsgolf Car Lot in Classifieds .com Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


TR3 Energy is at the forefront of reclamation and remediation in the oil & gas industry We are currently recruiting for:

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


Heavy Equipment Operators & Labourers Requirements: Valid Driver’s License H2S Alive Standard First Aid WHIMIS and/or CSTS or PST Pre-Access A&D Testing Ground Disturbance Level 11 Please e-mail or fax your resume to: Fax: (403) 294-9323

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GRILLER’S Steak House in Rocky Mtn. House is looking for Cook’s. Wage $15-$20./hr. dependant on exp. Submit resume to: grillersbanquets@ or fax to 403-845-7469


req`s Permanent ROOM ATTENDANTS Attendants. Exp. not nec. will train. Approx. 35 - 40 hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 $14/hr. Duties incl’d but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, washing floors, making beds, empty trash, disinfecting & cleaning bathrooms. Performance based bonus program. Must be fluent with verbal l& written English, be physically fit. Applicants may apply in person at 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 or email: Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for experienced F/T SERVERS Must have Ref’s & Pro-Serve. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.

The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.

Sales & Distributors


GRATIAE is seeking 5 Retails Sales reps selling skin & body care products in Parkland Mall 4747 67th St. Red Deer, $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. • Email resumes: gratiaereddeersr@ • Start your career! See Help Wanted SOAP Stories is seeking 5 F/T - P/T Beauty Treatment O/P, selling soap & bath products $14.55/hr. + bonus & comm. Beauty cert. req’d. Location Parkland Mall - 4747 67th St. Red Deer. email premierjobrdbto@ SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to

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is now hiring for the following positions!

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Journeyman & apprentices We offer competitive wages. Full benefits after 90 days. Must have valid drivers licence. Email resume to: d.generationglass or Fax: 403-886-5224 or Call 403-886-5221


SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Hitch Installer / Trailer Mechanic needed to start ASAP in a busy hitch/trailer repair shop. In depth mechanical experience and previous industry experience a definite asset. Great hours, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, some OT required, but WEEKENDS OFF! This will be a full time / long term position. Must be physically fit for position, a team player and able to work in a fast paced environment. Please fax resume to (403)341-2373, or e-mail it to: customer-service@

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


Currently accepting resumes for upcoming work in the Joffre Area. We offer high rates, benefits and have an abundance of work. Will provide training. Please forward resumes to or fax to 403-243-2587. 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



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This position is for service and construction on drilling and oilfield equipment. The journeyman is responsible for running DRIVER/SALES small construction jobs and a service truck. Canwest Propane, an • Must possess exemplary affiliate of Gibson Energy, safety record and is the industry leader in commitment to safe providing propane supply, work practices distribution, equipment • Participate in on-call and related services to and overtime as required. customers across • Various other duties as Western Canada. required. • Excellent Benefit PackWe are seeking to hire age: Life Insurance, permanent Driver/Sales Long Term Disability, for the Red Deer area. Health and Dental Benefits. Qualifications Required: • Other benefits: referral * Valid Class 3 license with bonuses, course reimair ticket bursement, service * Valid delivery and safety truck, laptops, cell courses; Emergency phone reimbursement. First Aid, WHMIS and TDG are required although training Qualifications is available • Licensed Journeyman * Propane-related experience is an asset Electrician with Inter * Oilfield experience is provincial seal. an asset • Ability to work on and layout electrical jobs Canwest Propane without blueprints offers a competitive • Strong troubleshooting compensation package skills • Must have valid operaInterested candidates tions license (abstract are invited to apply required) via our website We take pride in our employees and we believe or by Fax at 403-346-0595 that our people are the most important aspect of Looking for a new pet? the company. We are Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. constantly looking for exceptional individuals to DRIVERS for furniture join our team. We offer competitive wages with moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & opportunity for advancement. long distance. Competitive Please email resume to wages. Apply in person. hellard@ 6630 71 St. Bay 7 or fax Red Deer. 403-347-8841 403-885-0392 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116 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 TAR-IFIC Construction is currently seeking a bobcat or mini-excavator operator. Class 3 license an asset. Excellent benefit package. Home every night. Fax 403-340-1246 or email resume to


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F/T SERVICE DRIVER wanted for Little Jons Portable Toilet Services. Benefits. O/T in summer. Drivers abstract req’d. or fax resume to 403-342-6179 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. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

FLUID Experts Ltd.

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

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CLEANERS F/T Comm/ Res, physically fit, $14/hr. Reply to: Ascent Cleaning Services RR4, Box 4, Site 3 Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4 DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

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

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SHOP Labourer / Hitch Installer / Trailer Mechanic needed to start ASAP in a busy hitch/trailer repair shop. Experience a definite asset, but willing to train the right person. Must be mechanically inclined. Great hours, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, some OT required, but WEEKENDS OFF! This will be a full time / long term position with great room for wage and skill advancement. Must be physically fit for position, a team player and able to work in a fast paced environment. Please fax resume to (403)341-2373, or e-mail it to: customer-service SORTERS & FORKLIFT / SKID STEER OPERATOR with tickets. Safety background essential. Ability to work independently for Red Deer Recycling Facility. Email resume to 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.

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Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

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2007 CHRYSLER 300 103198 kms.,

2008 Audi A4 2.0T


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2011 DAYBREAK THOR, 27’, 2 slides, generator, lots of extras selling due to





2008 Escalade ESV. Nav. Dvd camera 6 pass

2011 FORD FIESTA. $8200, 5 spd, 11,000 km. Exc. cond. Great on gas. Medical reasons. Ask for Doug **SOLD**


2002 SATURN SL1 4 dr $2100. obo SOLD

2006 ACURA RSX Premium auto 57,000 kms. Sport & Import 348 8788

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1989 CHRYSLER 5th Ave 110,000 kms. $995. obo. 403-347-5873 or 403-350-1077

2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS 1.8L,

2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV platinum, mint

1989 LINCOLN Mark II, 2 door, low kms., exc. cond.





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2006 CHEV. Reg cab, 8’ box, 2WD, 4.3L, auto, A/C. ONLY 49,000 km. Exc. cond. $9000 obo. **SOLD**





2004 GMC 3/4 C/C SLT leather, Duramax diesel, 200,000 kms, not oilfield, black, $16,500. **SOLD**




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1999 PONTIAC Sunfire GT, well maintained.


2006 GMC C4500 4X4, Duramax, 170,000 kms.


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

2007 FORD F-150 Lariat 4X4, htd. lthr., sunroof,



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2007 H2 HUMMER, mint condition, 59,000 kms, new tires & rims, original rims and tires to buyer. Call Art 403-304-0727.


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health, 4847 mi. $70,000. 403-346-6133

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 4X4, 6.0L, lthr., 81735 kms.,


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2012 CHEV Silverado 2500 LTZ, diesel, lthr., tonneau cover,


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model 31E36MK. Loaded, many extras. $24,500 obo. 403-347-1050 or 304-4580



2001 FORD F150 loaded Triton 5.4L, 7700 lb. tow pckg. 5th whl. hitch, Landau cover, lockable 196,860 kms. $8000. 403-358-5465

2005 HUMMER H2

2001 SILVERADO LT 2wd, X cab, 5.3L, 166,600 kms, grey, tow pkg, $6800 obo 403-343-8206

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2006 MERCEDES Benz CLS 500 lthr., sunroof, 115057 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 PONTIAC Solstice 26080 kms., 5 speed,

AWD, auto., loaded. Summers & snows, 106,000 km, 1 owner, exc. cond. Must sell.


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HONDA 250 CC, automatic, 110 KPH max. Very reliable. First $700 takes it. **SOLD**

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ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. Regularly Maintained,

2007 STARCRAFT, 30’, slide, solar, air, walk-around bed, sleeps 6, rear kitchen. **SOLD*


T@B 14’, 1200 lbs., loaded. Like New. $10,999. SOLD

2007 TOYOTA Tacoma V6

2011 ALPINE 39’, 7500 w generator, king bed, 2011 GMC 3/4 ton Denali, hitch, matched to trailer, sell as unit $105,000 obo, trailer only $54,900 obo 403 358-4031

TITANIUM TOYHAULER 34E39 MP RV. Loaded, exc. shape. 2 slides, New fridge, 6 yr warranty, $35,500. 403-340-2535


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403-845-4146, 844-5698

LX, 3254, 3 slides,thermo windows, fireplace, lots of extras. MINT 403-598-0682

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2006 37’ DAY DREAMER by Cedar Creek. 3 slides. Luxury Coach. E/H disc brakes, hydraulic legs & rear levelers. Air ride hitch. $39,500. See @ 5 Roland St. Red Deer 403-347-4896

2010 ACURA MDX tech package 91,000 kms

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

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Teen driver held breath in Oregon tunnel, fainted and caused crash MANNING, Ore. — A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said. Daniel J. Calhon, of Snohomish, Washington, told investigators he fainted Sunday afternoon while holding his breath in the Highway 26 tunnel near the community of Manning, according to a news release. His car, a 1990 Toyota Camry, drifted across the centerline and crashed head-on with a Ford Explorer. Both vehicles struck the tunnel walls before a pickup hit the Camry. Calhon and his passenger, 19-yearold Bradley Meyring, of Edmonds, Washington, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, as did the two people in the Explorer: Thomas Hatch Jr., 67, and Candace Hatch, 61, from Astoria. All four were taken to hospitals. The two people in the pickup were not hurt. Calhon was cited for reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault in Washington County Circuit Court. It was not clear if he had a lawyer. State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said Monday he’s not sure why Calhon was holding his breath, but some people hold their breaths in tunnels as part of a game or superstition. The tunnel, called the Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel, was completed in 1940

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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990



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Garden Supplies


15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR & BROOK POPLAR Beautiful trees. You dig. Please phone 403-302-1919 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 EDGING Blocks, red scalloped concrete, reg. $2.49 $1. ea. approx. 75. Call or text 403-348-1236 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


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

Household Appliances


DEEP FREEZE, 10 cu. ft. $75. 403-346-4926 FREEZER, 10 cu. ft. $175. 403-346-7856



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



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

KENMORE upright Freezer $350. Used for 3 mo. Commercial quality. 403-748-2944 WHIRLPOOL energy saver washer & dryer pair. Exc. cond. $600 obo. 403-347-8349

Household Furnishings


China targets instant messaging in crackdown on rumour-spreading BEIJING — China is targeting popular instant messaging services in a month-long campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumours and what it calls “hostile forces at home and abroad.” The official Xinhua News Agency said the services targeted included WeChat, a service run by TenCent Holdings Ltd. Noting that such services had become popular online communication channels, Xinhua said: “Some people have used them to distribute illegal and harmful information, seriously undermining public interests and order in cyberspace.” Earlier this year, the ruling Communist Party announced the creation of an Internet security group led by President Xi Jinping. Observers say authorities are wary of millions of Chinese with Internet access getting ideas that might threaten the Communist Party system.

Fire kills 21 in South Korean hospital SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a hospital annex housing elderly patients in the southwestern county

Household Furnishings


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FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, Must sell. $35. Call 403-350-9660 LARGE RECLINER, micro Àbre $200. 403-358-7678

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

ROLL-OUT ChesterÀeld 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

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

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

Misc. for Sale


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 FOR SALE - MUST SELL: 4 Resin Chairs (white) with cover, $20. 12” Oscillating fan, various speeds, $5. Flour Corker, $10. 3 Carbouy for wine making, $5/ea. Wine Fermenter, $5. Thermostat controlled Fermenter cabinet, $10. Letter size Àling cabinet, 2 dr., black metal, $10. Foot stool, metal Ár., cloth top, $10. 403-358-7678 H.D. ROTOTILLER, 8.5 HP, rear tine. $625 20 GAL Air Compressor on wheels. $250. 403-346-7856 HARMON #P61A Pellet Stove. Clean. Good cond, Asking $1200. 403-346-9253


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COFFE table, octagon with KEROSENE lantern $15; 2 end tables, glass tops. Craftsman seat for riding $75.; ChesterÀeld, mower, $25.; 2 African Áowered pastels, $100. Firewood violets $3. ea.; tent & Áy, good cond. Best offer on light weight, 3 persons both. 403-346-4926 $55.; 2 air mattresses $15. AFFORDABLE ea.; galvanized laundry COFFEE Table, country Homestead Firewood rustic tub, $15.; tent & Áy 6 lb. square, opens both Spruce & Pine - Split backpacker, $25. sides. $75. Call or text 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 403-342-7460 403-348-1236 CAMP Fire wood, dry MASSAGE TABLE - folds DRESSERS, Oak look, poplar $50 for 1/2 ton truck for storage, $100 obo. long dresser w/hutch, load. (approx. 4 truck STUDENTS DESK, loads) $150. takes ALL. chest dresser, low 3 draw- complete w/carousel, $50. er dresser, 2 end tables, Must pick up. 403-347-8349 desk w/hutch. $300. obo. 403-782-7439 Call or text 403-348-1236 ROTOTILLER 3 H.P. 21”. FIREWOOD, 1/2 ton load Runs great. $100. ESTATE SALE $35.00 Call 403-728-3485 LAWNMOWER, 181 FOWLER STREET, 19”, side bag, $50. by Holy Family School - the LOGS Tuned & ready to go. Semi loads of pine, spruce, old skate shack. May 28-31. 403-347-5873 Wed. 2-7, Thurs & Fri. 12-7, tamarack, poplar. Sat. 9-3. 2 households of Price depends on location. SKILL saw, 7 1/4”, $20; furniture, appls., tools, Lil Mule Logging Reversible drill 3/8” Skill artwork & decor items. 403-318-4346 $15; gas lawn mower, $30; bar & 2 bar stools, $50; 2 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner WANTED ton hydraulic jack, $12; BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Antiques, furniture and 109 piece drill set, new in Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 estates. 342-2514 box, $20. 403-887-4981

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of Jangseong killed 21 people early Wednesday, officials said. Twenty patients and a nurse died at the hospital, which specializes in elderly patients who suffer from dementia and palsy, and seven others were injured, officials with the Jangseong Fire Department said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office rules. The victims died after suffocating on poisonous gas, officials said. There were 35 patients and a nurse on duty on the second floor of an annex of Hyosarang Hospital when the fire broke out, officials said. The fire was put out after about six minutes, the officials said. The cause was not immediately known. Officials said that 45 people, including a nurse, were on the hospital’s first floor but they all escaped. Some of the dead had their hands bound to their beds, and the secondfloor windows were barred, Yonhap news agency reported, without citing any sources for the information. Emergency officials couldn’t immediately confirm the report. Two hospital officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media, said that patients are not bound to beds. But they said they were checking into the details of what happened. The fire comes as South Korea debates long-ignored safety lapses and a history of corner-cutting in a country that rapidly rose from poverty and the destruction of the 1950-53 Korean War to become Asia’s fourth biggest economy. Officials are still searching for more than a dozen bodies from a ferry sinking last month that left more than 300 people dead or missing, most of them high school students. South Korea has also had two subway accidents in recent weeks. And a fire earlier this week at a bus terminal near Seoul killed eight people and injured 57.

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 conÀnes of a quiet home She comes with food dish, water bowl, cat tree and liter box. *LOVING HOME FOUND*

Sporting Goods


CAR SPORTS rack for 3 bikes, $30. 403-346-0674, 392-5657 GOLF Clubs, set of right handed and set of left handed with carts. $30. each set. one extra cart $10. 403-346-4926

Travel Packages


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Wanted To Buy


WANTED: Small electric lawnmower with a cord. 403-346-4811 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Items To Give Away







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

WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS


WEBER GAS BBQ Platinum Series.

Grain, Feed Hay


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

$15/ea. 403-350-9029

Houses/ Duplexes


Storage Space

For Sale or Rent 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 Áoors. Avail. Now. Walk to work downtown. $339,900 Rent $1700 + utils. $1700 s.d. required No pets, No smoking Agent selected 403-396-5516 cell or Mon-Wed 314-4318 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Condos/ Townhouses


2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300 PARKING - 2 stalls, 4914-46 St. RD. 403-346-5885


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


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 ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious suites 3 appls., heat/water incld., Oriole Park. 403-342-4923 Mike AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445 GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


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


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

Lots For Sale


Pinnacle Estates

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


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300



Holiday Trailers


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

Tent Trailers


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

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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


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


Realtors & Services


2007 CHEV Aveo. 80,000 km. $4950. 403-348-1382 2003 DODGE SX20 loaded safetied 403-352-6995 1994 Chrysler Intrepid 4 dr. Red, clean. 126,000 km 348-2999



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


Cottages/Resort Property


3030 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.


Manufactured Homes

AVAIL June 1, fully furn bdrm SANDY COVE RESORT, for rent. Student or Working Pine Lake M only.†Call 403-396-2468. Lake front lots for full ownership titles BIG bdrm. own bathroom, & season lot rentals. house privileges all inclusive Cheapest in the area, $3000. + WIFI $550. 403-302-2024 Call 306-402-7776


Near Coronation Park & Trails


Rooms For Rent


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

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadorean authorities announced on Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for former President Jamil Mahuad for allegedly misappropriating public funds during the country’s late 1990s banking crisis. Interior Minister Jose Serrano said via Twitter that the international police agency Interpol had issued a so-called red notice about the warrant based on “the meticulous work we have been doing on the information that led to this action.” Serrano did not offer any details about Mahuad’s alleged crime, or say when the warrant was issued. Mahuad has been on trial, in absentia, for more than 13 years in Ecuador. In December 2012, Ecuador asked Interpol to issue a red notice on Mahuad but the agency denied the request. The presiding judges in the case have decided to halt the trial without Mahuad. Mahuad, 64, was president in 19982000 and fled Ecuador during a coup, settling in the United States, where he has taught classes at Harvard University. A telephone message left at a Massachusetts phone number registered in Mahuad’s name was not returned. During a severe 1999 financial crisis Mahuad declared a bank holiday, freezing accounts and replacing Ecuador’s sucre with the U.S. dollar. Half of Ecuador’s 42 banks shut down during the crisis and many bankers were accused of absconding with depositors’ funds. Ecuador is seeking to extradite from the United States two bankers, William and Roberto Isias, who fled in 2001 after the collapse of Filanbanco, which they owned. Both have been sentenced in Ecuador to eight years in prison for embezzlement.

FURN. ROOM, use of full OLDER MOBILE HOME house, utils. & internet all on own lot in Halkirk, addition, incl. $475. 403-506-1907 deck, interior reno’d, stove, washer, dryer. $15,000 obo. Looking for a new pet? A must see! Possibility of Check out Classifieds to down payment rent to own. find the purrfect pet. 780-583-2380

HOUSE FOR RENT IN BIG VALLEY. Newly renovated, 5 bdrms. $900 per month not including utilities. No smoking. No pets. Sunny, on double lot yard. 25 minutes from Stettler. Available July 1st. Please call or text Gordon at 403-710-4085

1 BDRM. $765; N/S, no pets, no partiers 403-346-1458

SLEEPING BAG, $10. LARGE COOLER & Thermal Jug, $12. CALGARY Olympic Wine Glasses, $8. ALSO QUART JARS TO GIVE AWAY. 403-347-5316

Perfect working cond. $125. 403-350-9029


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


CLENRIDGE HOOF TRIMMING offers hoof trimming for cattle in a standup hydraulic chute. Contact now for price and availability. Will travel. 403-598-0170 or 587-377-2961

SPRAYER, 25 Gal. on wheels, $200. 403-346-7856

Acreages/ Farms


Roommates Wanted

Arrest warrant issued for former Ecuador president



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


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

Near Coronation Park & Trails

For Sale or Rent 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 Áoors. Avail. Now. Walk to work downtown. Now $339,900 Rent $1700 + utils. $1700 s.d. required No pets, No smoking Agent selected 403-396-5516 cell or Mon-Wed 314-4318

Locally owned and family operated



1981 SX1100 Special, Yamaha $200. obo **SOLD**

Fifth Wheels


2009, 29’ MAKO by Gulf Stream, Air cond., power awning & jacks 2 slideouts. Very good condition. Call 403-574-2215


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



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Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

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Houses For Sale


2006 37’ DAY DREAMER by Cedar Creek. 3 slides. Luxury Coach. E/H disc EXCLUSIVE LUXURY brakes, hydraulic landing RIVERFRONT CONDOS legs and rear levelers. Air FOR SALE ride hitch, reverse osmosis in Downtown Red Deer. water system, painted. Call Renee at $39,500. See @ 5 Roland St. 403-314-1687 for Inquiries. Red Deer 403-347-4896 1999 CITATION Supreme NEW CONDO 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. 28.5, 1 slide, exc. cond. $192,000. 403-588-2550 $11,500 403-887-4168

TAKE NOTICE THAT on May 14, 2014 an order was made for service on you of an Amended Notice of Civil Claim issued from the New Westminster Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M144259 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Plaintiff claims the following relief against you: (a) General damages; (b) Special Damages; (c) Interest pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 79 and amendments thereto; (d) Costs; and (e) Such further and other relief as this Honourable Court deems just. Your must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceeding, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the New Westminster Registry, at 651 Carnavon Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, a copy of the Amended Notice of Civil Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by Plaintiff whose address for service is c/o Richard W. McMullan, 200 – 4769 – 222nd Street, Langley B.C. V2Z 3C1. Phone: 604-533-3821. Fax: 604-533-5521.



and carries the highway through the Northern Oregon Coast Range mountains. It’s 772 feet long, meaning that a car travelling at the posted speed limit of 55 mph would get through it in about 10 seconds. Hastings told The Oregonian newspaper investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. “It is odd,” he said.

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Satellite data for missing jet released BUT EXPERTS DOUBT IT WILL SOLVE THE MYSTERY MALAYSIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board. But while the 45 pages of information may help satisfy a desire for more transparency in a much criticized investigation, experts say it’s unlikely to solve the mystery of Flight 370 — or give much comfort to relatives stuck between grieving and the faintest hope, no matter how unlikely, their loved ones might still be alive. “It’s a whole lot of stuff that is not very important to know,” said Michael Exner, a satellite engineer who has been independently researching the calculations. “There are probably two or three pages of important stuff, the rest is just noise. It doesn’t add any value to our understanding.” He and others said the needed assumptions, algorithms and metadata to validate the investigators’ conclusion were not there. The release of the information came as the underwater hunt for the jet is poised to pause until later in the summer while new, powerful sonar equipment is obtained, a sign of just how difficult it will be to locate the jet and finally get some answers on how it went missing with 239 people on board. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the Boeing 777 soon after it took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 on a night flight to Beijing over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam. An international investigation team led by Malaysia has concluded that the jet flew south after it was last spotted on Malaysian military radar to the west of peninsular Malaysia and ended up in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia. The conclusion is

based on complex calculations derived largely from brief hourly transmissions or “handshakes” between the plane and a communications satellite operated by Britain’s Inmarsat company. Investigators say they believe the plane was deliberately diverted from its flight path, but without finding the plane or its flight data recorders they have been unable to say with any certainty what happened on board. Theories range from mechanical failure to hijacking or pilot murder-suicide. The families — many of whom have been highly critical of the Malaysian government and, in the absence of any wreckage, have been unwilling to accept that their loved ones were dead — had been asking for the raw satellite data for many weeks so it could be examined by independent experts. Malaysia initially balked at doing so, but then reconsidered. In a posting on its Facebook page, a group representing some of the families said: “Finally, after almost three months, the Inmarsat raw data is released to the public. Hope this is the original raw data and can be used to potentially ’think out of the box’ to get an alternative positive outcome.” Steve Wang, whose mother was on the plane, said he was disappointed that the release did not contain an account of exactly what investigators did to conclude the plane had taken the southern route. “We are not experts and we cannot analyze the raw data, but we need to see the deduction process and judge by ourselves if every step was solid,” he said. “We still need to know where the plane is and what is the truth. We know the likelihood that our beloved ones have survived is slim, but it is not zero.” Sarah Bajc, whose husband was on the flight, has been at the forefront of a campaign to press the government for more transparency. She said that “a half dozen very qualified people were looking” at the information and she hoped to have their conclusions soon. The investigators were forced to rely on the Inmarsat data because the plane’s other communication and navi-

French politics in full disarray CONSERVATIVES RISKING COLLAPSE, ONLY FAR RIGHT IN FORM BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — An anti-immigration movement founded by a man convicted of anti-Semitism now leads polls in France. The mainstream conservative party risks collapse amid a financing scandal. The Socialist president is the most unpopular leader in modern French history. France, a pillar of Europe’s unity and economy, is finding itself in serious political disarray and at a loss for easy solutions. The resounding weekend victory of the far-right National Front in European elections shook the establishment and dealt a new blow to President Francois Hollande’s floundering Socialists. Now, the conservative party is imploding over a campaign financing scandal linked to former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s failed 2012 bid to renew his mandate. The chief of the conservative UMP party, Jean-Francois Cope, agreed Tuesday to resign on June 15. A collegial leadership made up of three former prime ministers will then step in to hold up the shaky party until an October congress when a new chief is elected. The turmoil can only profit the farright National Front and complicate a potential comeback bid for Sarkozy, who has said not a word. But the leader of the far-right National Front is gloating. “The Socialist Party is wiped out,” and the conservatives “are in a freefall,” said Marine Le Pen at a news conference Tuesday. The National Front election campaign “revealed the true face of French political life,” she added. France had been ailing even before the Sunday elections to choose the French contingent in the European Parliament. Economic growth is feeble, unemployment high and Hollande unable to deliver an economic cure or even inject a boost to the national morale. They were perfect ingredients for a far-right rise, and Le Pen knew where and how to strike. The smiling, hard-driving leader aimed at the faceless European Union with its rules and regulations, and the euro currency that, she says, benefit only Germany and make a mockery of France. The National Front is anti-system: Anti-immigration, anti-EU, anti-euro and anti-globalization. It wants nothing more than to save French civilization from what it calls the risk of domination by Muslim immigrants, and extract France from the “steel jaws” of the EU. It is a message that taps into a vein of deep disillusionment and has garnered a broad following that includes fed-up leftists as well as a traditionalist far-right core. Le Pen has revamped the party image, softening it for broader appeal and distancing herself from old attitudes embodied by her father, JeanMarie Le Pen, that included anti-Semitism. Instead, she unrelentingly targets Muslims.

The National Front’s European electoral win — with a quarter of the votes — followed a success in March municipal elections when the party won control of 11 towns. “The French suffer from austerity, unemployment and social difficulties. But our governments are deaf to the cry of the people,” Le Pen said Monday. Hollande is gambling that boosting the economy is the only thing he can do to claw support away from the political extremes. But his riposte to the far right was off-key. After the European voting results were clear, he pledged to keep doing what he’s doing and push through tens of billions of euros in tax and spending cuts that he hopes will get companies hiring again and shrink France’s debts. Le Pen wants to profit fully from her party’s new winning image with a new parliamentary vote in France, where the National Front has but two seats in a 577-seat legislature. “In the immediate, we demand the dissolution of the National Assembly as an act of political reality,” she said at Tuesday’s news conference. “We must go back to the people.” Turmoil within the mainstream conservative UMP party could provide yet another boost to the far right. But a leading National Front official said the political void is frustrating. “What is happening now is distressing .... There is no debate possible because there is no adversary facing us,” said Florian Philippot, a party vicepresident and newly-elected European deputy. “But having said that, our voice is audible.” The shake-up at Sarkozy’s UMP party was prompted by French media reports claiming that a PR firm run by friends of Cope pocketed millions of euros for fictitious or overbilled campaign events during France’s 2012 presidential race. A lawyer for the company, Patrick Maisonneuve, on Monday denied that the company, named Bygmalion, actually pocketed the money. Instead, he said the company helped the UMP cover up more than 10 million euros in campaign expenses. France has a 22 million-euro ($30 million) spending limit on presidential campaigns. Bygmalion was started by friends of Cope, who denies he was aware of any wrongdoing. “There was no system of alert and I discovered all this just a dozen days ago,” when the daily Liberation published revelations, Cope said on TF1 TV station Tuesday night, hours after losing his job. Even he bemoaned the state of affairs in France. “I’ve never seen my country in such a state of doubt and crisis,” he said. Le Pen has her sights set on 2017 presidential elections. She placed third in the 2012 vote, and claimed Tuesday the campaign finance scandal “puts in question the regularity and therefore the legitimacy of the first round of the presidential election.” She said, however, she would take no legal action.


Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 offer prayers during a candlelight vigil for their loved ones at a hotel in Beijing, China last month. The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. gation systems were disabled. They determined the plane’s direction by measuring the frequency of the signals sent to the satellite. By considering aircraft performance, the satellite’s location and other known factors such as the amount of fuel on board, they determined the plane’s final location was to the south of the satellite. In early April, search crews picked up a series of underwater signals in the area the satellite data indicated was the likely crash site. The signals appeared to be consistent with the “pings” from aircraft black boxes, which contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings. The head of the search operation, Angus Houston, said the signals were “a most promising lead” and hopes were initially high for a breakthrough, but an intensive search by an unmanned submarine found nothing.

In an interview with CNN earlier this week, Inmarsat chief engineer Mark Dickinson said the planned release of the satellite data would not be enough for independent researchers to replicate the calculations. Some aviation experts have speculated that governments might not want to release all the data, or other needed information on the satellite system, because of commercial or national security reasons. But Dickinson said he was highly confident of the data. “This data has been checked, not just by Inmarsat but by many parties, who have done the same work, with the same numbers, to make sure we all got it right, checked it with other flights in the air at the same, checked it against previous flights in this aircraft,” he said. “At the moment there is no reason to doubt what the data says.”

Leaders meet to plot new course for EU BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium — Despite their clashing visions for Europe, Britain and France agreed Tuesday that the massive increase in protest votes during the European Union election is a watershed moment that must lead to profound change in how Europe governs itself. Coming into an EU summit meeting, British Prime Minister David Cameron said the anti-EU vote had shown that Brussels had become “too big, too bossy, too interfering,” and needed to return many powers to its 28 member nations as soon as possible. The EU leaders met to assess the rise of the far-right, Euroskeptic and anti-establishment parties that took almost 30 per cent of the seats in the European Parliament in national elections that ended Sunday. The summit had the major challenge of figuring out how to deal with the grassroots revolt of people turning away from the parties that built the EU. French President Francois Hollande said that change was needed but added it should not spawn “policies against Europe, but to have policies for people who can see themselves within Europe.” Nevertheless, even France, a founding member and a driving force of the EU, realized that the partly hostile and often apathetic electorate across the continent would be forcing through fundamental changes. “I am European and I want Europe to change,” Hollande said. One of the first battles was already shaping up — over Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg and longtime leader of the group of nations with the euro currency, who wants to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as leader of the EU Commission. The post is important since the commission proposes legislation and runs much of the day-to-day affairs of the EU.


Juncker, 59, is seen as a master dealmaker in backrooms over many years and a committed defender of EU unity and closer co-operation, which is anathema to the Brits. Cameron refused to elaborate on possible names for the post but said in a thinly veiled reference that he wanted people who were “not about the past.” Hours ahead of the summit, parliamentary leaders authorized Juncker to seek a majority among EU legislators to back his bid to become Commission president. If he gets enough of the 751 EU lawmakers to support him, he will still have to convince the overwhelming majority of government leaders. The whole process could take several weeks. For Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party that drew more votes than Cameron’s Conservatives in the EU election and is fully anti-EU, choosing Juncker would be yet more proof that the EU parliament was tone deaf to change. “You know, there is a big dissident voice now in this parliament. And yet, I just sat in a meeting where you wouldn’t have thought anything had happened at all, and it was businessas-usual,” Farage said after the conference of party leaders. Juncker wants the post because he is the chief candidate for the European Parliament party group that got more votes than any other, the centreright EPP group. He was challenged for the job at a meeting ahead of the summit by Martin Schulz, president of the S&D Socialist of European Parliament group and Guy Verhofstadt of the liberal ALDE group.

Guam anticipates $22M Medicaid funding shortfall BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAGATNA — Public health officials in Guam are anticipating a $22 million funding shortfall in the territory’s Medicaid program this fiscal year. The shortfall could create problems for Guam Memorial Hospital, one of the largest care providers for patients under the Medicaid program. The Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday. “That directly affects the hospital, our cash flow,” hospital administrator Joseph Verga said. Last year, the hospital suffered financial constraints. Administrators worried they wouldn’t be able to pay staff because the Medicaid program ran out of money at the same time the federal government garnished the hos-

pital’s Medicare reimbursements. Federal funds are available to pay for Medicaid patients, but that money can’t be released until local funds are identified to pay a percentage of each claim. Tess Archangel, director of the Public Welfare Division at Guam’s Department of Public Health and Social Services, has requested $8 million in federal funds, but those funds do not currently have local matching funds available. If enough local funds are identified, that will decrease the projected shortfall in Medicaid this fiscal year, Archangel said. Archangel said $3 million in local funds was identified as a match for $4 million in federal funds to pay for current Medicaid bills. But those funds will not prevent a shortfall this fiscal year, Archangel said.









LUANN May 28 1988 — The Canadian aerosol industry says it will ban ozone-depleting CFCs (chloro-fluorocarbons) from spray cans. 1980 — Newfoundland adopts its provincial flag. 1976 — The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty is signed, limiting any nuclear explosion, regardless of its purpose, to a yield of 150 kilotons.

1969 — Alberta Premier Harry Strom opens the Alberta Resources Railway, a 378-km line north from Grande Prairie. 1961 — Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded. 1940 — During the Second World War, Belgium surrenders to Germany. 1927 — The House of Commons approves Old Age Pension Plan for those over 70 with demonstrable need. 1884 — Charles Tupper resigns from the House of Commons to become Canada’s first High Commissioner to Britain.





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HEALTH Data on births, deaths key to saving lives POOR KIDS AND MOMS CAN BE SAVED: EXPERTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — For one million babies born every year on this planet, it’s as if they were never here. That’s how many newborns die on the day of their birth, along with millions more in their first month of life, all without ever having been formally documented. That lack of vital birth and death registration in poor countries will be a major topic of discussion at this week’s international meeting on improving the plight of children, newborns and mothers in the developing world. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hosting the three-day conference in Toronto, after having made the issue his signature international aid priority in 2010. Birth registration is a key to making progress on the issue, said Rosemary McCarney, the co-chair of the Canadian Network for Maternal Newborn and Child Health. “If you don’t know who’s being born, and you don’t know how long they’re living, and you don’t know what they’re dying of, how the heck can you do good health care policy in countries that are resourcepoor?” McCarney said. “You have to spend every dollar to make it count.” McCarney is helping to lead a Canadian network of 70 organizations that was formed after Harper announced the so-called Muskoka Initiative at the 2010 G8 summit, which Canada hosted in Ontario cottage country. International figures such as philanthropist Melinda Gates, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, the Aga Khan and Queen Rania of Jordan are among those who will join dozens more in the world of international aid starting today in Toronto. Harper will open the event Wednesday afternoon,

and is widely expected to use the gathering to burnish Canada’s global aid credentials, which have faced criticism since his government froze foreign aid spending in 2012 as a deficit-fighting measure. In 2010, Harper committed $2.8 billion over five years to the issue, but McCarney’s network is calling on him to up the ante with a new commitment of $3.25 billion at this week’s summit. The government says it will have a major announcement this week. In a series of speeches and announcements over the past week, cabinet ministers have been trumpeting Canada’s — and Harper’s — leadership on the issue as they dole out the last of existing money. And they’re acknowledging the work that still needs to be done. “More than 100 developing countries around the world lack fully functioning civil registration and vital statistics systems,” Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Sunday in announcing $20 million over four years to the Inter-American Development Bank’s fund for civil registration. “An estimated one-third of the world’s births and two-thirds of the world’s deaths are not properly registered.” The proper registration of newborns is seen as one way to lower what experts say is the unacceptably high 2.9 million children who die within 28 days of being born each year. Another 2.6 million still births occur annually. The data was compiled in a series of papers drawing upon 55 experts in 18 countries that were published last week in the medical journal The Lancet. Dr. Mickey Chopra, the chief of health for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said not being able to track births has meant an overall lack of funding to help young children. “If you don’t do that, it doesn’t get attention, it doesn’t get resources to make it better,” Chopra said in an interview. “Donors are not putting money into newborn health, and as a result, the progress we’re making on reducing newborn deaths is the slowest compared to maternal deaths or child deaths.”



Health-care reforms inevitable: study BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Quebec will be able to keep most of its current social system intact as long as it reforms its health-care network and achieves a balanced budget as quickly as possible, says a study released Monday. It was conducted for the Institut du Quebec and was headed by former provincial finance minister Raymond Bachand. The study predicts Quebec’s structural deficit could find itself at an insupportable level by 2035 because of an aging population. Bachand said that’s why it’s important to put the brakes on the increase in health expenses in Quebec, which the Conference Board of Canada estimates have climbed by an average of 5.2 per cent a year over the past 10 years. “At 4.2 per cent (growth) it works,” he said in an interview. “If we continue to do things the way they were done 20 years ago...we will find ourselves with a major problem that will devastate other programs offered in Quebec.” Bachand warned that if the status quo on healthcare spending is maintained, Quebec could be headed for an annual deficit of $30 billion by 2035. The study also stressed that the average annual economic growth over the next 20 years should fluctuate around 1.6 per cent, compared with about 2.1 per cent during the last 20 years. Bachand said every one-tenth of a percentage point in terms of growth would be crucial for the government because it would have an impact on economic leeway. “If growth were at 1.8 per cent, that would offer more possibilities,” he said. “That would free up $2 billion more per year in 2035, but as of 2020 some money would be available.” The Institut du Quebec is a newly formed partnership between the Conference Board of Canada and the Hautes etudes commerciales business school.

Walking school bus just fun for kids HELPS FIGHT OBESITY, BOOSTS ATTENDANCE RATES BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the “I Spy” guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, “What’s the rule?” “Behind the line!” they said in unison, as they stepped back from the edge of the curb and waited for the walk signal. Shortly after, the group stopped in front of 8-yearold Jaiden Guzman’s house. He said goodbye to his friends and raced to his front door. His mother waved and the rest of the walking school bus continued on its way. For a growing number of children in Rhode Island, Iowa and other states, the school day starts and ends in the same way — they walk with their classmates and an adult volunteer to and from school. Walking school buses are catching on in school districts nationwide because they are seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates and ensure that kids get to school safely. Ten-year-old Rosanyily Laurenz signed up for the Providence walking school bus this school year. Before, she said, she was sometimes late to school when her grandmother didn’t feel well enough to walk with her. But now, “I get to walk with my friends,” Rosanyily said. “Plus, I get snacks.” Many programs across the country are funded by the federal Safe Routes to School program, which pays for infrastructure improvements and initiatives to enable children to walk and bike to school. Robert Johnson, of the Missouri-based PedNet Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for transit alternatives, said the success of the programs reflects a growing interest in getting kids more active. “Every parent is looking for ways to make their child a little healthier, and walking to school is one,” he said. In 2012, about 30 per cent of students living within a mile of school walked there in the morning and 35 per cent walked home in the afternoon, according

to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Those numbers have increased by about 6 percentage points since 2007. Organizers in Providence are also motivated by high rates of chronic absenteeism. Thirty-seven per cent of Providence students missed 10 per cent or more of the 2010-11 school year. The non-profit agency Family Service of Rhode Island targeted Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School for its first walking school bus in 2012 because it’s located in one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods. Children who live within a mile of school don’t qualify for the bus. In Sioux City, Iowa, nearly 1,000 children in 10 elementary schools use walking school buses during the spring and fall, said Alison Benson, spokeswoman for the district. Benson said the program has helped the schools incorporate fitness into the morning routine and build a sense of community. Elementary schools in Columbia, Missouri, were among the first in the nation to have walking school buses. Piloted in 2003, the program, at its height, involved 450 children, 13 schools and about 200 volunteers. It was cancelled this year because of funding issues, according to the PedNet Coalition. Johnson said he is working with 15 school districts in Kansas on what may become the largest walking school bus project in the United States. Some districts have been able to cut school bus routes and save money because of the program, he said. On the milelong route in Providence, the program’s manager, Allyson Trenteseaux, and another volunteer recently led Jaiden, Rosanyily and six other children through busy intersections and around broken glass littering the sidewalks. On the walks, Trenteseaux said, she mends relationships among the kids, builds relationships and intervenes when there are problems. During the winter, a walk leader noticed some of the children were wearing slippers and bought them all boots. Last year, 11 of the 14 students who participated and completed a survey attended school more often. The program now has a waiting list, and Family Service plans to expand into more schools next year.

New York supermarket embraces multitasking, combines gym with groceries BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBANY, N.Y. — When Ann Lawson strolls into her neighbourhood grocery store, she really gets a workout. That’s because her Hannaford supermarket has a small gym located just past the pharmacy counter. It has treadmills, stationary bicycles, various other cardio machines, even a state-of-the-art Zumba room with a shiny wooden floor. And best of all — it’s free. “It’s about me getting healthy and losing some of this excess weight,” Lawson said. “And I like the idea of being able to work out and shop in one trip.” Maine-based Hannaford insists the 5,600-squarefoot health facility that opened in October is not part of some shrewd marketing campaign. The Albany store is the only one in the 184-store chain with such a gym, and there are no plans for more. The idea grew out of a meeting last summer between Hannaford, the local YMCA and the health care provider Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan. All said their goal was to come up with something to improve the area’s health while also being convenient, accessible and free. The store had the extra space after a recent re-

modeling, and the Healthy Living Center was born with a goal to target obesity and diabetes. “It’s been a natural partnership,” said Nancy Gildersleeve, director of healthy living for the Capital District YMCA. “This was perfect for our community. We have got to partner to prevent these chronic diseases.” The centre has a personal trainer provided by the YMCA, a health care associate from CDPHP to answer questions and enrol new customers, and a Hannaford-registered dietitian to offer advice on healthy eating. “This is really a first step for people that have never felt that connection and support,” said Gildersleeve, who notes that the YMCA has no other such partnership in the country. “This has become a community centre. People meet folks just like them.” Store manager Dave Farrell, an admitted “exercise fool” who has dropped 86 pounds in the last year, said gym goers don’t have to shop in the store — they just fill out paperwork on the first visit and are given fobs to swipe when they stop by. So far, just over 1,100 people have signed up, and the exercise classes are packed. “Obviously, we’ve had people use it who weren’t customers and have decided to shop in the store,” Farrell said.

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