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Future of health care at stake BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF In a B.C. courtroom this fall, nothing less than the future of Canada’s healthcare system will be at stake,

says the B.C. Health Coalition. In a trial set for 18 weeks, a lawsuit launched by B.C. surgeon Dr. Brian Day and several patients will be argued before the judges. Day, who runs the Cambie Sur-

B.C. LAWSUIT gery Clinic in Vancouver launched a constitutional challenge, arguing current health law contravenes his right to directly charge med-

ical services to patients. “If he were successful we would see Canada revert more to a U.S.-style health system where health care is based on wealth, rather than need,” said Rick Turner, co-chair of the B.C. Health

Coalition, which is intervening in the case to defend the country’s public health-care system. “I don’t think anybody wants that at all.”

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Clara’s journey DODGES STORMS ON WAY TO RED DEER AS PART OF CLARA’S BIG RIDE formances while often battling depression. Her own reluctance to get help for years has now motiIt takes more than a few vated her to ensure that dePrairie storms to stop Clara pression is brought into the Hughes when she’s on a mis- light and those suffering mental illness are not afraid to sion. The inspirational six-time talk about it. One in five Albertans will Olympic medallist dodged storm cells all the way from experience mental health issues at some Airdrie to time in their Red Deer as lives. she ticked Almost all off another of us will know 124 kilomesomeone who tres of Clara’s has struggled. Big Ride, her “This ride two-wheeled is all about campaign to mental health remove the awareness. It’s stigma of menabout breaktal illness. ing down the Looking stigma atevery bit the tached to menOlympian tal illness. It’s still, Hughes about bringing a c t u a l l y communities pulled in to together for the Parkland this converMall parking sation,” said lot to wild — OLYMPIAN CLARA HUGHES Hughes. cheers from “It’s not about 150 supabout sport. porters nearly 20 minutes ahead of schedule It’s not about distance or on Day 79 of her 110-day mar- speed. It’s all about the mental health conversation.” athon. Her sister has struggled Hughes told the crowd she was overwhelmed by the with bipolar disorder and her support shown by honking, father has also struggled his waving, cheering motorists whole life. “Sometimes, you can actuas she made her way to Red ally save a life by just asking Deer. someone how they’re doing. “It was out of this world.” The smiling speedskater And if you know how that and cyclist is the only per- person can get help you can son to have multiple medals really make a difference for in both summer and winter them. “People did that for me Olympics. Remarkably, she managed when I went through depresto pull off Olympic medal per- sion.” BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

‘THIS RIDE IS ALL ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS. IT’S ABOUT BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER FOR THIS CONVERSATION.’

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Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes speaks with reporters about her fond memories of speedskating in Red Deer after arriving in the city as part of her cross-country ride to raise awareness and get people talking about mental illness. Hughes, who began her ride in Toronto, will finish on Canada Day in Ottawa. Right, Hughes cycles up the Gaetz Avenue hill Saturday evening. Hughes also shared some memories of speedskating at Red Deer’s oval and gave a shout out to local speedskating Olympians Jeremy Wotherspoon and sister Danielle. She recalled how speedskating coaches tired of moaning about ice conditions in the indoor oval in Calgary decided to bring the Olympic team up to Red Deer to train old school, outside. When they arrived in a snowstorm speedskaters had to hit the shovels until a tractor finally showed up.

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Nursing care cut at Michener Centre ELIMINATED ON SUNDAYS, STATUTORY HOLIDAYS AS OF JUNE 1 BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Severely developmentally disabled Michener Centre residents lost nursing care on Sundays and statutory holidays as of June 1, requiring residents to seek medical care in the community. According to information sent out from Alberta Human Services to families on May 26,

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on those days staff will have to use “HealthLink, a walk-in clinic or the nearest hospital” to assist residents. The on-call Michener nurse, available during the day on Sunday, has also been eliminated. But registered nurses at Michener will continue to see residents from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Lee Kvern, whose sister has lived at Michener for many

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years, said reducing RN care is an underhanded move by the provincial government that could put residents at risk. “She can barely communicate on a day-to-day basis let alone in a health crisis. She’s autistic. She’s prone to behaviours. She can’t sit in emergency for hours or a walk-in clinic. She can’t physically do it,” Kvern said. The province is in the process of closing the old institu-

tional buildings at Michener Centre, forcing about 120 residents to move into community group homes or seniors facilities. Transitions are expected to be completed by the end of the year. So far 28 people have moved out. Five of them have gone into long-term care facilities and the rest into group homes. Twenty residents on the

north site must still be moved and 69 on the south site. Some families continue to fight the closure announced without consultation with them in March 2013. Provincial ministers and premiers previously promised Michener Centre would be there for residents as long as it was their desired option.

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Turner brought his message to the Friends of Medicare’s annual general meeting in Red Deer on Saturday. Some have argued that patients with the cash have a right to seek treatment faster than the public system can offer. Turner understands those arguments, but the coalition firmly believes opening the door to a system where wealth is the priority, not need, will be a big mistake. That isn’t to say there are not improvements that can and should be made to the current health system, which still does a good job in dealing quickly with life-threatening situations. Wait lists for many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, can be too long, but there are ways to address that without going to a private model. For instance, in Alberta surgical centres were dedicated to hips and knees and waiting lists were dramatically reduced. Studies have shown allowing private health-care operations to set up alongside the public facilities does nothing to reduce wait times. Private health care is not cheaper either. Administration costs are far higher than the public system, he said. Turner said whichever side prevails in B.C.’s court, the issue is likely destined to go to the Supreme Court of Canada. Those who are concerned about Day’s challenge want to ensure that all of the evidence is before the B.C. judges so it will then be taken forward to the country’s highest court. “The Supreme Court is unlikely to hear new evidence. They are likely to hear only the evidence that was presented at the B.C. Supreme Court level.” Previous cases along similar lines, including a case in Quebec that led to private health insurance being introduced, have shown the importance of having all the evidence brought before the court, he said. Friends of Medicare executive director Sandra Azocar pointed out that the public health-care battle was recently fought on an Alberta front. In April, an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice ruled against a constitutional challenge against the province’s virtual monopoly on health care. The claim was based on Quebec’s case, but the court ruled that not enough evidence was presented to show the plaintiff — a dentist who sought back treatment in the U.S. — had his charter rights violated. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

“We had so much fun and I swear that’s what taught me how to work on the ice that led me to my first bronze medal for Canada.” Kevin Breel, spokesman for the Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign, which sponsors the ride, said the awareness effort has started the conversation about mental illness in a way that hasn’t been done before. “More than anything we’re knocking down this sort of social sense of shame, or secrecy, or silence around these issues. That’s really what Bell Let’s Talk is all about and so is Clara’s Big Ride.” Walter Lidster, executive director of Family Services of Central Alberta, said the Big Ride will make a difference. “I’m an ex-mental health therapist myself, and one of the issues that I really struggled with was to help my clients deal with the shame associated with anything to do with mental health.” Lidster said Hughes is a hero to many and “to have somebody like her say, ‘Look I’ve experienced this. I’m continuing to live with it, and I’m going to use my experience to help others’ is pretty motivating. “I’m hoping what it does is give people of all ages in Red Deer and Central Alberta (the confidence) to reach out and ask for help if they need it.” Hughes was to give a youth-geared breakfast speech at the mall before mounting up and cycling to Edmonton. As of Saturday, she had covered 7,381 kilometres of a 12,000-kilometre trek through 95 Canadian communities coast to coast. For information or to make donations go to www.bell.ca/clarasbigride. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

MICHNER: Fighting for service That commitment was reinforced again in a 2008 government report. The average age of Michener residents is 60. “We’re fighting for the service and support that Michener has excelled at for the last 20 years. We’re not fighting for the buildings. We’re fighting for the award-winning care,” Kvern said. “I think this is a tactical move. I think they are trying to smoke us out. I think they will cut all the services to the point that we’ll be forced to move our people out of Michener because there will be no services, which is pretty nasty in my mind.” “We get the letter on (May 26) and these cuts are ... June 1. What does that tell you? There’s again no discussion, no consultation, no nothing,” Kvern

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Justin Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, the Canadian pop star said when he was a kid he didn’t realize how certain words could hurt. He says he learned from his mistakes and apologized for them, and now is apologizing again because they have become public. “I’m very sorry,” Bieber said. “I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour.”

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said. Roxanne Dube Coelho, spokesperson with Alberta Human Services, said changes were made to the availability of registered nurses at Michener because their role has changed over the years to provide more consultation to frontline staff rather than hands-on nursing care. There’s also fewer residents, she said. “It’s not that nursing care is no longer provided because nursing direct care was not how it worked. Anyone will still be able to access HealthLink and they would get pretty much the exact same advice,” Dube Coelho said. She said Michener nurses have not provided overnight on-call nursing service since 2010. “Coverage has primarily been day hours, and not past 5:15 p.m., since September,” Dube Coelho said. Jason Heistad, executive secretary-

A Three Hills man has been arrested in connection with an incident that saw a Strathcona County RCMP officer dragged for 100 metres at a traffic stop. Police were pulling over vehicles in the county on Friday when a vehicle was stopped that was allegedly speeding on its way into a nearby subdivision. As the officer was talking to the driver, he took off dragging the Mountie. The driver, who was in a pickup and had a child with him, evaded police by smashing through a fence and making his way on to Hwy 21. Later on Friday, a suspect was arrested at a rural acreage in the Three Hills area. He was taken into custody without incident. The child was not with the suspect when he was arrested. The child was located safe with family.

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treasurer with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the union that represents Michener staff, said the changes are a concern because doctors and nurses elsewhere don’t know Michener residents like those who work at Michener. Earlier this year Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski and the AUPE made public their idea to keep some south side buildings at the facility for developmentally disabled people open to residents, in addition to the centre’s group homes. In April, she made a presentation to the Alberta Legislature Standing Committee on Families and Communities outlining concerns about moving people out of Michener Centre. On Friday, Jablonski said no progress has been made on keeping south side buildings open. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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A group of TELUS Team Members and volunteers work on landscaping Julietta’s Place on Saturday morning as part of the ninth annual TELUS Day of Giving. Over 15,000 people participated in volunteer projects across the country. Julietta’s Place is a housing option for families fleeing domestic violence.

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‘IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE HORRENDOUS EFFECTS AND IMPACTS ON THE ONLY WORLD WE HAVE.’ — ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

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Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation looks on as Archbishop Desmond Tutu holds up a gift after giving the keynote address at the conference, As Long as the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time, in Fort McMurray, on Saturday. the conference, responded cautiously to Tutu’s uncompromising remarks. “People have their own opinion,” said Adam, whose band does about $270 million worth of business with oilsands companies a year. “It is filthy, it is gut-wrenching to see the mass displacement of land to get at the resource. “(But) we’re not anti-development. We want to do this right and there is an avenue to do this right.” The archbishop, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the fight against apartheid, has previously signed a petition against the Keystone XL pipeline project and called it “appalling” in a newspaper opinion col-

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umn. Tutu, 82, has also called for boycotts of events sponsored by the fossil fuel industry, for health warnings on oil company ads and for divestment of oil industry investments held by universities and municipalities, similar to measures that were brought against South Africa’s old apartheid regime. Industry supporters have pointed out that the oilsands’ contribution to the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide produced globally is minuscule. Davis Sheremata, a spokesman for TransCanada Corp., the company that wants to build Keystone, said in an email that fossil fuels have a positive impact. “Oil powered the jet that flew Mr. Tutu to Canada from Africa, produced the fuel for the helicopter tour he had planned of the oil sands, and helped manufacture the microphones and TV cameras for his press conference,” Sheremata wrote. During the flight, Little tried to assure Tutu of Suncor’s concern for local people. “We really are focused on ensuring we are living up to the commitments and intent that are in the treaties,” he said. But Tutu didn’t back down from his

earlier remarks that humanity must act together to end a threat that is already affecting people around the globe. “This is why I have stood in solidarity with communities across Canada and the United States that are opposing the proposed oilsands pipeline,” he told the conference. “The struggle of citizens against the pipelines puts them on the front lines of the most important struggles in North America today.” sTutu urged people from all sides to work together. He pointed to the experience of his own country overcoming generations of racial intolerance as an example of how widely differing positions can be brought together through mutual goodwill. “Magnanimity is not a river that flows in one direction only. It is a bridge built of reasonableness and the acceptance of others that enables human beings to navigate barriers that keep us apart.” In a conference room tangy with the slight smell of sweetgrass, Tutu said humanity must learn to think of itself as one family. “You can’t be human all by yourself. You need other human beings to be human.” Tutu’s remarks, leavened by his trademark infectious laugh, ended with the crowd on its feet while he chanted, “we are connected.” Adam said Tutu’s appearance will help his nation’s cause. “It puts pressure on government to realize we’re getting world-renowned citizens coming together and speaking about the issue,” he said. “That has to be addressed in a way where First Nations people have to sit at the table make sure their positions get (heard).

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Go for the savings, go for yourself The question is asked: if you were presented with the dollars-and-cents, years-of-your-life evidence that differences in lifestyle choices produced, would you change your choices accordingly? For most Canadians, the answer seems to be no. While evidence mounts that the best known preventative for disease, mental illness, loss of disposable income and early GREG death is simple NEIMAN exercise, most people either ignore or disbelieve the evidence and go on with their lives. Or make attempts at positive change that they cannot seem to maintain. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences followed the case histories of 79,300 people in Ontario, comparing their diet, activity levels and smoking choices with their health records. They discovered commonalities that could be predicted in a mathematical model. And they were on their way to

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calculating the life outcome of anyone. They posted a questionnaire/calculator online — www.projectbiglife.ca — which will rate your chances of seeing your grandchildren get married, say. Or it can posit the number of days you will spend in hospital over the rest of your life. They are building a database that so far shows less than eight people per hundred have none of the lifestyle risks that could put them in hospital and/or put them in hospital for longer periods. They also found that for Ontario alone, poor lifestyle choices — failing to exercise being the top bad choice — accounted for more than 900,000 days worth of hospital stays per year. That’s at an average cost of $7,000 a day, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The Project Big Life calculator will even tell you how much of that can be attributed to you. Think about that the next time you’re tempted to complain that taxfunded infrastructure for active living is a waste of money. Think also about the money you can save right now if you took the National Commuter Challenge and left your car home for your commutes this week. June 1-7 marks this year’s Challenge, and if the Project Big Life evidence inspires you, go to commuterchallenge.

ca and take the one-week pledge. Just a week. To walk, cycle, car pool or take transit, and see what difference it could make for you. The average commute in Red Deer is around five km one way. Pretty short, compared to most other Canadian cities. Using yet another online calculator (this one from the Canadian Automobile Association) the cost of operating an average type sedan for your 10-km round trip is just under $1.70. That’s $1.70 every time you open your garage door and head down the driveway. Those figures are from 2013, long before the price of gas shot up. Boost that to $2 or more, and you won’t be far off today’s costs. Want to know what doing that for the week will run? The CAA calculates the use of a mid-sized sedan for a week costs about $58 (assuming you drive about 18,000 km a year, and using 2013 fuel costs). How’s that for incentive to leave the car at home, just for one week? Last week, medical journal The Lancet reported that a third of all the people on earth are now overweight or obese. Despite what we have learned about the medical costs of obesity, we as a society are finding it almost impossible to change the behaviours that are making us unhealthy. Almost anyone can walk five kilo-

metres. Certainly almost anyone can ride that far on a bike. Doing these commutes under your own power constitutes all the exercise you need to fill the medically-recommended 60 minutes a day to keep you fit. Even if you change nothing else in your life, even if you smoke while you walk, you benefit. If you do it for one week, you can do it for two. One more week, and that beats the standard of making a lifestyle change that will stick; one that you’ll miss if you stop doing it. The Project Big Life calculator can tell you more or less exactly what that lifestyle benefit will be. Find the change in days of hospital stays that this one change alone can calculate, and multiply it by $7,000. That’s your gift to yourself and the lowering of the provincial tax burden for health care attributable to you. Save the $58 — tax free — if you walk or bike to work for a week. Who would refuse the money? Who would refuse a chance to stay out of the hospital for more days of our lives? Who wants to dance at their grandchildren’s weddings? Canadians’ lifestyle choices need to change. This seems like a good week to start. Follow Greg Neiman’s blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca

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The time to act on climate change is now Because we enjoy relatively pure air, clean water and healthy food systems, Canadians sometimes take the environment for granted. Many scarcely blink if oil from a pipeline spills into a river, a forest is cleared for tar sands operations or agricultural land is fracked for gas. If Arctic ice melts and part of the Antarctic ice DAVID sheet collapses, SUZUKI well… they’re far away. Some see climate change as a distant threat, if they see it as a threat at all. But the scientific evidence is overwhelming: climate change is here, and unless we curb behaviours that contribute to it, it will get worse, putting our food, air, water and security at risk. A recent White House report confirms the findings of this year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment report, and concludes global warming is a clear and present danger to the U.S. “Climate change is not a distant

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threat, but is affecting the American people already,” says White House science adviser John Holdren in a video about the report. “Summers are longer and hotter, with longer periods of extended heat. Wildfires start earlier in the spring and continue later into the fall. Rain comes down in heavier downpours. People are experiencing changes in the length and severity of allergies. And climate disruptions to water resources and agriculture have been increasing.” Recognizing the problem’s severity is a start, but whether the U.S. will actually do anything is another question. Action to curb climate change is constantly stalled — thanks to the powerful fossil fuel industry, political and media denial, extensive fossil fuel-based infrastructure and citizen complacency. But at least the U.S. and its president have unequivocally called for action. It’s disturbing that political leaders in Canada — a northern country already feeling impacts, with a long coastline particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels — ignore the issue in their drive to make Canada a petro-power. Our government prefers to spend taxpayers’ money to support the fossil fuel industry with advertising campaigns and billions of dollars in subsidies. A recent New York Times ad, worth US$207,000, touts oil sands

and pipelines as “environmentally responsible.” Despite opposition from communities throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada, including many First Nations, approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project is expected next month. Perceived economic benefits (mostly short-term) trump the needs of all Canadians and their children and grandchildren for clean air and water, healthy food and a stable climate. Droughts, floods, water shortages, insect-plagued forests, extreme weather events, rising sea levels and melting glaciers don’t matter as much as getting the oil, gas and coal out of the ground and sold as quickly as possible. B.C. once showed promise with climate policies such as a carbon tax. Now the government in my home province is also pinning its hopes on the fossil fuel market, fracking our way to “prosperity” at the expense of longterm human and economic health, farmland and climate. How can we allow governments and industry to continue leading us down this destructive path? Some people say we must choose between the human-created economy and the natural environment — an absurd argument on many levels, and a false dichotomy. Even within the current flawed economic paradigm, it’s far more financially sound to invest in

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Ontario election campaign likely to get much nastier BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Despite allegations of corruption, recklessness, dishonesty, and possibly criminal behaviour that have sprouted like noxious weeds on Ontario’s campaign trail, this election has not been especially nasty, experts say. However, they say, that’s likely to change before voting day. “It doesn’t look that much out of the ordinary,” said Dennis Pilon, a political science professor at York University. “(But) there’s going to be new bombshells dropped, particularly close to election day, when it will be too late and too difficult for campaigns to respond.” So far, the three main political camps have largely tended to avoid firing their mud canons directly at the rival party’s leader, hoping instead enough dirt will stick by innuendo and association. Whether the mudslinging proves effective in persuading people to vote one way or another — or perhaps not at all — remains to be seen, but it does appear to get people to take notice. “By using those extreme terms, you certainly get the attention,” said Alan Middleton, professor of marketing at the Schulich School of Business. “What mud sticks: That’s the key game that’s going on.” The most pointed barbs to this point have come from New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath and rival Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak. At almost every turn, they have tried to paint the governing Liberals as scandal-riven, untrustworthy and worse. “This campaign is really about cleaning up the corruption at Queen’s Park,” Horwath said at one point — a theme repeated in most NDP messaging. “This Liberal party has behaved in a way that is corrupt.” Hudak, too, has tried to tie the Liberals — and

Premier Kathleen Wynne in particular — to corruption. “We have seen again and again that the world of crony capitalism — where big government gets into bed with big business — that’s how corruption starts,” Hudak said at one campaign stop. The Tory leader has also invoked the federal Adscam scandal where criminal charges were laid and notes police are investigating the destruction of records in the premier’s office related to the gas plant fiasco. Peter Graefe, a political science professor at McMaster University, said the campaign has been slightly nastier than in 2011, particularly when it comes to the NDP’s aggressive anti-Liberal rhetoric. For her part, Wynne has attacked Hudak for his “reckless” commitment to fire 100,000 civil servants if elected, while relentlessly attempting to portray Horwath and the NDP as having betrayed the party’s principles. Wayne Petrozzi, a politics professor at Ryerson University, said he didn’t think the campaign had been particularly negative, yet. “We tend to think of negative in terms of personal attacks,” Petrozzi said. “For the most part, so far, the focus has remained on issues.” Cameron Anderson, a political science professor at Western University, said federal Conservative attack ads directed at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau or past one aimed at his predecessors were far more negative than those of the Ontario campaign. “It’s been more policy related rather than this person is a bad person,” Anderson said. Demonizing a leader can backfire badly — as the federal Conservatives once discovered with a tasteless attack on former prime minister Jean Chretien’s slight facial deformity. Perhaps that’s why Horwath, for example, has refused to brand Wynne herself as corrupt or Hudak has not yet called her a crook. “I suspect that it will turn, that character will become the focus,” Petrozzi said.

Air conditioners whirring but hundreds in Winnipeg still have frozen water pipes BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The air conditioners are whirring in Winnipeg with temperatures recently soaring above 30 C, but below the ground it’s a different story. Hundreds of residents still have frozen water pipes. Matthew Lawrence and his family lost water almost two months ago when their home’s pipes froze. They were still unthawed late last week, even as the Manitoba capital was Canada’s hot spot at 32 C. “It’s amazing. It feels like the tropics and we still have frozen water pipes,” Lawrence said. “To have it this hot and still be thinking there are frozen pipes underneath the ground is just kind of mindboggling.” Lawrence, his wife and three children have been relying on his neighbour, who has allowed them to tap into his water supply. But now, Lawrence said, his neighbour’s house is up for sale and it’s unclear how long that setup might last. Other cities in Canada and the United States grappled with frozen water pipes during an exceptionally cold winter, but Winnipeg’s problem has dragged on the longest. The city says there are still around 400 properties that have frozen pipes and many of them are relying on neighbours for water. That’s down from around 1,200 properties in March.

Randy Hull, emergency co-ordinator for the city, said there are new reports of frozen pipes still coming in. Even with summer-like temperatures, Hull explained, the thaw hasn’t reached the frost which penetrated deep into the ground. “With the really cold winter, the frost was pushed down to record levels in the last 130 years. We’re talking eight to nine feet,” Hull said. “Frost doesn’t come out of the ground. The thaw has to go through the soil and thaw all the frost, all the way down to eight feet.” Hundreds of homes are still at risk and have been told to keep water flowing through taps. But with the temperature soaring outside, people are getting more complacent, Hull said. “People are looking out the window and thinking, Heavens, there can’t be an issue with this anymore’ and they’re turning the tap off. We still really need those at-risk properties to continue running their taps, as they’ve been asked to, until they’re told by us — the city — to stop doing so.” Hull said crews are working flat out to thaw pipes manually using specialized equipment. They’re covering up to 25 properties a day but are likely to be dealing with frozen pipes until well into June. City councillor Paula Havixbeck, who is also running for mayor, said she is frustrated.

CAMEROON ABDUCTIONS

Nun, priests freed after two months in captivity BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — A Canadian nun and two Italian priests have been freed two months after they were abducted by armed groups in northern Cameroon, authorities said Sunday. Gilberte Bussiere, a 74-year-old originally from Asbestos, Que., was kidnapped on April 5 along with Gianantonio Allegri and Giampaolo Marta. All three had been working as missionaries in the country. Bussiere’s cousin, Michel Belanger, who still lives in Asbestos, said the family felt relief after weeks of worry. “We were almost expecting the worst,” he told The Canadian Press. “But now, everything has changed, everything is fine. So we’re very happy.” A member of Montreal’s Congregation de NotreDame, Bussiere arrived in Cameroon in 1979 and lived there ever since, working as an educator. She returned to Canada briefly last year for health reasons, but soon went back “to the country and the people she loved,” according to the congregation. Bussiere required medication and the family was concerned she would suffer without access to medical care, Belanger said. Bussiere’s congregation said she was reportedly in good health when she was freed. She was taken to Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, and placed in the care of the congregation. “It is with great joy that the Sisters of the Congregation de Notre-Dame have learned (on Sunday) of the release of Sister Gilberte Bussiere and fathers Marta and Allegri,” the congregation said in a statement on its website. Canada’s Foreign Affairs department said in a statement its officials have been “in regular contact with the family to provide assistance and to provide consular support to the Canadian citizen.” The priests were assigned from the Vicenza diocese in northern Italy. The Italian Foreign Ministry thanked Canadian and Cameroon authorities but gave no details of how the abduction ended. The Italian Foreign Ministry cautions against travel in the area where they were abducted, 30 kilometres from the border with Nigeria “in consideration of the risk of kidnappings due to presence of jihadist elements coming from Nigeria.” At the time of the abductions, Vatican Radio said it wasn’t ruled out that Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic group, might have been behind their kidnappings. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Pope Francis had followed the case from the beginning. “We thank the Lord that this case reached a positive conclusion,” Lombardi said, adding a thought for others who have been abducted in conflict zones. “At the same time, we continue to pray and commit ourselves so that every form of violence, hate and conflict in various regions of Africa and in other parts of the world can be overcome.” Boko Haram’s five-year-old Islamic uprising based in northeastern Nigeria has claimed the lives of thousands of Muslims and Christians, including more than 1,500 people killed in attacks so far this year.

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LOCAL HOME

FRONT FATHER’S DAY HAMFEST A radio picnic and hamfest is on tap for Father’s Day weekend, put on by the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club. From June 13 to 15 events will run throughout the weekend, highlighted by Geoff Bawden, president of radio amateurs of Canada. The event takes place at Shady Nook Hall, on Twp Road 380 east of Range Road 284. It starts at 12 p.m. on June 13 with registration and runs all weekend until noon June 15, closing with a raffle and draw prizes. There will also be a fox hunt, flea market, wiener roast, fireside chat and pig roast. Tickets cost $40 for the weekend for a family, $25 for a single for the weekend, $20 for a family pass for the day, $10 for a single for the day. For more information visit www.caarc.ca.

WORLD REFUGEE WEEK Kick off World Refugee Week on June 18 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. A free presentation called Refugee to Red Deerian will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. William Gabriel and Ethel Suarez will be sharing their incredible journeys on how they became citizens of Red Deer. The museum is located at 4525 47A Ave. For more information, call 403-346-8818.

PENSION REFORM INPUT SOUGHT The all-party committee on Alberta’s economic future is touring the province hoping for input on the Progressive Conservative’s proposed pension reform. They will be in Red Deer on June 26 at the Sheraton Hotel, 3310 50th Ave. starting at 6 p.m. for the meeting. During the meeting the committee will hear from experts and stakeholders to assist in the review of the proposed pension reform. Those unable to attend are encouraged to provide a written submission to the committee, which must be completed by Aug. 15. People who want to attend must register by June 20 as space is limited. To register call the committee clerk at 780-427-1350 or 310-0000 or email economicfuture. committee@assembly. ab.ca.

A7 Big cuts coming to classes

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

CHINOOK’S EDGE DRAWING DOWN RESERVES BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Central Alberta’s largest school division is warning of significant cuts to the classroom in 2015 without additional provincial funding. Chinook’s Edge School Division, which educates nearly 11,000 students in Sylvan Lake, Olds, Innisfail and other communities, has drawn down its reserves for years to fund operations, and projects to do so again for the 2014/15 school term to the tune of nearly $1 million. But, superintendent Kurt Sacher warns, it will not have that luxury going forward. “What we’ve been experiencing the past few years is more and more kind of skin deep cuts. If that trend continues it’ll be a bone deep cut the following year for us where it starts to really impact,” said Sacher. Among those skin deep cuts are teacher subtractions — 13.6 positions this school year and a further seven projected for next year. While treasurer Susan Roy said conservative budgeting means a lot of those planned cuts should be recovered, with student enrolment trending upwards, any cuts make for a precarious situation. The division’s 2014/15 budget projects nearly $121 million in revenues against expenses of $123.6 million, with most of the difference due to amortization. The province did not provide much new education funding in its spring budget after axing major grant programs the year before. Overall, the division has less money to work with for next year than it did in 2011/12. The biggest cut for the large rural division was a fuel subsidy that would have

meant over $500,000 annually. Without it, Hopefully we don’t get to that, because a the board is having to consider charging lot of the places that we would make those fees for rural bus riders and has put off re- decisions tend to be in the support areas, placing its oldest buses. because it takes a fair amount of money to “We’ve upped ride times to the point support a small amount of students,” said where we just can’t put some of those little Celli. kids on buses any longer than they’re alThe Rocky Mountain House-based diviready being asked to ride,” said Sacher. sion intends to hire 10 additional education The division wants to maintain its opera- assistant and family wellness workers for tional reserves fund at approximately three September, while keeping teacher levels per cent steady. of total W o l f revenues, C r e e k a mark it School Diprojects vision — to reach covering in 2015. schools in Schools Blackfalds, b o a r d s Lacombe across the and Ponoprovince ka — is angenerally — SUPERINTENDENT KURT SACHER ticipating have been a near-$1 relying on million their reserves in recent years to balance deficit for 2014/15. The division has benefitbudgets, after having built up the funds ed from strong enrolment growth along the over time. Hwy 2 corridor, allowing it to post recent At the end of the 2013 fiscal year, Alber- surpluses. ta’s 61 school boards had over $385 million The division intends to maintain its in operating reserves, according to an Al- teacher numbers for next year, while addberta School Boards Association report. ing 14 positions for inclusive education Wild Rose School Division boasts a programming. Wolf Creek plans to spend slightly healthier reserve position, but $86 million for the school year, with over $5 plans to run a $2.1-million deficit in 2014/15. million in its operating reserves at the end The division did most of its cutting last of 2014/15. year, reducing its teaching staff by 20, but Clearview School Division passed a may have to deal with less funding next budget earlier this month that features a school year if declining enrolment projec- $661,000 deficit. The division encompassing tions hold. Stettler, Erskine, Donalda and other comAs superintendent Brian Celli puts it, he munities in East Central Alberta expects to can “see the bottom of the barrel.” cut the equivalent of seven teaching posi“Probably next year we’re going to have tions. to start making some program decisions. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

‘IF THAT [CUTTING] TREND CONTINUES IT’LL BE A BONE DEEP CUT THE FOLLOWING YEAR FOR US WHERE IT STARTS TO REALLY IMPACT.’

SUICIDE AWARENESS

Rock the Change shines at Ponds BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Rock the Change brought its message about the importance of suicide awareness back to Bower Ponds on Sunday. And organizer Stacie Moore was thrilled with the response. “I am so happy. It’s beautiful outside and I can’t be more excited,” said Moore as the threehour show kicked off under sunny skies. She organized last year’s inaugural fundraising concert as a way to bring people together in the wake of six suicides among local youth in two years. The $8,000 raised went to programs at Suicide Information and Education Services. After the success of last year’s event, Moore stepped up the advertising for this year through social media, newspaper and radio. It seems to have paid off. “Lots of people apparently heard about it because there’s lots of people here. I’m so excited. “I didn’t think it was going to be like this right at 3 o’clock. I

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Safire King opened the Rock the Change suicide awareness fundraiser event at Bower Ponds in style on Sunday. The 15-year-old from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School showcased her beautiful singing voice at the keyboard. can’t believe it. It’s really awesome.” Close to 200 people were on the hillside at the concert’s start with more drifting in. Clouds and rain moved in later in the afternoon. Moore said she got a lot of positive feedback from last year’s concert. “I got a few comments from some people that it really helped me just being part of the event.” Five local acts and one from Edmonton kept the crowd entertained.

Brittany Risling, 16, came with a couple of others to support their school friend Safire King, a talent 15-year-old from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, who opened the show. “I came to listen to my friend Safire perform. I’m pretty stoked about it actually.” Other acts included: Randi Boulton, One Day Late, Amy Metcalfe, Ruined Escape Plan and Thomas Hutlet. Jade Petrie, 20, has lost family members to suicide and feels creating more awareness is an

important cause. “I think if there is more awareness it can be preventable.” She believes events like Rock the Change have an impact. “Definitely. It just gets the word around.” Riley Murdoch, 16, heard about the event on Facebook and was at Bower Ponds so decided to check it out. “I think it’s a nice environment.” Moore said she hopes to bring the event back next year. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

Trail of abuse leads to sorrow FORMER NHL PLAYER AND CHILD ADVOCATE SHELDON KENNEDY LAMENTS DAMAGE CAUSED BY GRAHAM JAMES BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Former NHLer and child advocate Sheldon Kennedy isn’t angry that those around him didn’t do more about the sexual abuse he suffered by his mentor and hockey coach. After Graham James pleaded guilty to sexually abusing Kennedy and two other players and he was sentenced to 3 ½ years in 1997 there were many who said they suspected something was very wrong with the coach. But no one stepped up to do anything. Graham would later be sentenced to two more years — raised to five on appeal — for abusing others, including former NHL star Theoren Fleury. Kennedy said it’s not anger but sorrow he feels for the people of Swift Current, Sask. where he was abused when playing for the Swift Current Broncos. “I see the damage Graham James has done to that town.

“I see the shame and the guilt that was left in that town because they didn’t have the tools to know what to do,” Kennedy told a Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta audience at their spring general assembly in Red Deer on Saturday. “Even though they knew something was wrong they didn’t know how to handle it. “They didn’t have the tools to know what to do when their gut’s telling them something was wrong.” “Our goal is to give people the confidence to act on their gut.” The Calgary-based Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre takes a collaborative approach to child abuse by bringing together under one roof police, Crown prosecutors, psychologists, mental health workers, social workers. The centre handles 100 cases a month, which represents only the worst 15 per cent of cases reported to the province. Through the centre, suspected cases of child abuse are investigated and convictions pursued when appropriate. Victims receive treatment from a therapy team that

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helps with self esteem, addictions issues and the many other debilitating effects of abuse. Victims are also taught how to avoid becoming victims again. The centre also focuses on prevention, education, training and research. Programs such as Respect in Sports teach sports coaches how to spot and respond to signs of abuse. Respect in Schools takes the same approach with educators and has been launched as a 4,000-participant pilot project. Kennedy said the key to dealing with the increasing tide of child abuse is to respond to it in a consistent, simple and collaborative way. “The whole point is we need everyone pulling on the rope together,” he said. The centre’s approach works and he’s confident its approach will be adopted by others. “It’s going to be a model that will go across the country, no question.” pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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MediJean cannabis plant care technician Misad Shazi sprays water on marijuana plants growing at the medical marijuana facility in Richmond, B.C.. The company currently has a license from Health Canada to grow marijuana for research and development purposes.

Marijuana business appears on the grow HEALTH CANADA SWAMPED WITH APPLICATIONS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. — There’s no business like grow business. Health Canada is struggling to process a mountain of applications for licences to grow medical marijuana as the country experiences a “greenrush” of firms wanting to grab a piece of the coming boom. The department had received 858 applications as of late last month, and new ones were coming in the door at an average of 25 a week. The application frenzy has drawn basement growers, wellheeled entrepreneurs with pharmacy expertise and even struggling junior mining firms trying to find a lucrative new business line. Health Canada radically changed the rules for medical marijuana on April 1, moving approved production from a cottage industry of thousands of loosely regulated growers to a commercially competitive sector, with an anticipated 50 larger companies shipping high-quality weed in dozens of strains. Prices are being set by the free

market, and Health Canada is imposing no limit on the number of sanctioned indoor weed farms, as long as they can pass regulatory muster. Officials began accepting applications for grow licences a year ago, but the initial trickle of forms has turned into a torrent. In September, Health Canada was sorting through 156 applications — but the number tripled by February this year and then doubled in just the next three months. So far, only 13 licenced suppliers have made it to the finish line, listed on the department’s website as authorized marijuana sources for patients who have their doctor’s approval to use cannabis for pain and other symptoms. Meanwhile, business newcomers say they’re frustrated by the inability of Health Canada to process their applications in a timely way, as their leased grow-space gathers dust and their investors become impatient. “They’re really an unfortunate bureaucracy under siege,” says Umar Syed, president of Torontobased CannMart Inc., which has been patiently waiting for a distribution licence since October.

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“They’re dealing with a situation they weren’t prepared for. ... there’s something really out of whack.” Syed, with a background as a clinical pharmacist, has had previous positive dealings with Health Canada. But he says the underfunded agency is suddenly struggling with a “tsunami” of applications, leaving his company and others in limbo. “We’re all dressed up and nowhere to go.” Syed’s comments echo those of other applicants, who declined to go on the record for fear of jeopardizing their chance at a licence. “They keep moving the goal posts,” one West Coast-based applicant said of Health Canada’s evolving review process. The new regime has also been hit with two curve balls: a British Columbia court injunction in March that allows medical users accredited under the old system to continue to use home-grown pot for now; and two recent recalls of medical marijuana from licenced companies producing under the new system, for reasons of quality.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will press European leaders this week to keep up pressure on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, while seeking to assuage fears from Poland and other NATO allies that the West could slip back into a business-as-usual relationship with Moscow. Obama’s four day trip to Poland, Belgium and France comes against the backdrop of successful national elections in Ukraine and signs that Russia is moving most of its troops off its shared border with the former Soviet republic. Yet violence continues to rage in eastern Ukrainian cities and there remains deep uncertainty about whether Ukraine’s new president-elect can stabilize his country. U.S. officials contend that, even with some signs of progress, Russia has not taken the necessary steps to ease tensions and could still face additional economic sanctions. Obama will look for Western allies to show a united front during a meeting of the Group of Seven major industrial nations that was quickly arranged after leaders decided to boycott a meeting Russia had been scheduled to host this week. But at least some parts of Obama’s visit will challenge the notion that the West has isolated Moscow. Russian President Vladmir Putin is scheduled to join U.S. and European leaders in France Friday for a day of events marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Putin will also hold one-on-one talks with French President Francois Hollande, his first meeting with a Western leader since the Ukraine crisis began. “Putin may not get to host the G-8 but if he gets to go to Normandy with everybody, it begins to diminish the appearance of isolation,” said Steven Pifer, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who now serves as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The White House says Obama will not hold a formal bilateral meeting with Putin, though the two leaders are expected to have some contact. Officials also disputed the notion that Putin’s presence constituted a return to normal relations, noting that Obama and other leaders have talked with the Russian president throughout the crisis with Ukraine. Yet those reassurances may be of little solace to NATO allies who sit near the Russian border, particularly Poland, where Obama will open his trip Tuesday. In April, the U.S. moved about 150 troops into Poland to try to ease its security concerns, but Obama is likely to get requests from Polish leaders for additional support. “He’s going to hear a very strong message from Polish officials that the mission has not been accomplished,” said Heather Conley, a Europe scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “In fact, the work has only begun.” While in Warsaw, Obama will also meet with regional leaders who are in town to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first post-communist free elections. Among those leaders will be Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko, who won Ukraine’s May 25 election and will hold his first bilateral meeting with Obama. “We very much admired that the people of Ukraine have turned out in huge numbers to elect President-elect Poroshenko,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser.

DIVINE FLOORING OPENS

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government’s decision to grant Bell Helicopter Canada a special weight exemption for one its aircraft strained relations between Transport Canada and aviation safety regulators in the U.S. and Europe, federal documents show. The declaration, involving the Bell model 429, was made over strenuous objections from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which complained that Transport Canada kept them in the dark about the significant regulatory change. The adjustment, also the subject of a court challenge, increased the maximum weight gross weight limit to 3,400 kilograms, and allowed Bell to enter and recently win a $172-million contract to provide 15 light helicopters to the coast guard. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under Access to Information showed both international agencies felt sandbagged prior to the easing of the weight restriction in December 2011.

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Sales manager Kelly Baumann talks with a customer during the grand opening of Divine Flooring, at No. 1, 7419 Gaetz Ave. on Saturday. The business, which opened in early May, carries carpet, tile, linoleum, hardwood, laminate, cork and vinyl flooring products.

Let the bells ring — wedding costs rising

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With a current estimated value of more than $5 billion a year, weddings are a big — and costly — business in Canada. According to Wedding Bells Magazine’s 2013 trends survey, there were more than 165,000 weddings in Canada last year, with the average cost of tying the knot and going on a honeymoon coming in at $32,358 — five per cent more than in 2012. Traditional weddings are still the most popular. However, less formal ones are gaining in popularity. Soon-to-wed couples are employing a number of strategies to save

money, including having a smaller wedding, making their own decorations, centrepieces or invitations, getting a friend to act as the disc jockey or photographer, holding the wedding on a less popular day, and having a destination wedding. In 2012, for example, only 25 per cent of Canadians who recently married undertook a do-it-yourself project like making their own centrepieces, reception décor or guest favours. Last year, this doubled to more than half, and 12 per cent of brides planned to have a destination wedding.

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No matter how you slice it, weddings are a big expense — one that many people aren’t saving enough for and can’t really afford. A recent BMO InvestorLine study found that almost 40 per cent of people who envision getting married at some point in their lives do not believe they will be able to afford their ideal wedding. Canadians plan to spend an average of $15,000 on their weddings and invite an average of 100 guests.

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WEDDING: Most believe can’t afford the ideal one Many do not believe they will be able to afford their ideal wedding. Those planning on getting married who are between 18 and 44 plan to spend the most, an average of $18,150, while those 65 or older plan to spend the least, at $4,901. What’s interesting is how Canadians plan to pay for their weddings. Sixty per cent plan to cover the costs by drawing on investments or other savings that either they or their partner have. They also plan to rely on the bride’s and groom’s parents, credits cards and/ or lines of credit and contributions from friends through gifts or donations at bachelor parties or stag or doe events. The study also found that only 28 per cent of Canadians who plan on getting married are setting aside a portion of their investments specifically for their future wedding, and more than half admit they could be doing a better job managing their investments to be more financially prepared for their big day. Canadians plan to spend an average of $5,272 on their honeymoons. Hawaii is the number 1 preferred location by 24 per cent of the people polled, followed by the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada. “With two airline tickets from Toronto to Honolulu costing around $3,850, and a seven-night stay in a five-star hotel running as high as $4,500, it’s more important than ever that couples factor in the full range of wedding costs to ensure they can afford their dream wedding and honeymoon as well,” said Julie Barker-Merz, CEO of BMO InvestorLine. “Have a plan and monitor your investments regularly — this will help keep financial stress to a minimum as the big day approaches.” Understanding your investment goals, time horizon and risk tolerance are crucial to maximizing your returns and helping you meet your wedding goals. Effectively using a tax free savings account is a great way to save money for a key life event, such as a wedding, because your investment can be withdrawn at any time completely without tax and then reinvested later, Barker-Merz suggests. “Your wedding is a key life event that can be a significant event, not only for the couple but potentially for parents and other family members as well,” Barker-Merz said. “Regardless of who’s covering the costs of your big day, it’s critical to get the most of your savings by investing early and wisely. It’s also important to have open and transparent conversations with your soon-to-be spouse and other loved ones regarding how the wedding will be financed. This will help avoid any confusion or misunderstandings on who’s responsible for what.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

APPLICATIONS: Hundreds A spokeswoman for Health Canada did not respond directly to questions about the department’s ability to handle the massive influx of licence applications. But Sara Lauer said of the 858 received as of May 20, 370 were returned as incomplete, 149 were refused and 30 withdrawn. That still leaves 289 applications stacked in the department’s inbox for review, which is time-consuming. “Before a licence is issued ... producers must demonstrate how they meet extensive personnel security checks, physical security requirements, record-keeping equipment, and quality control requirement,” Lauer said. “The review process includes a file review followed by site inspections. The licensing process is rigorous, considering the quality standards required and the risk of diversion of cannabis to the illicit market.” The potential market is huge. Health Canada estimates medical marijuana sales will hit $1.3 billion annually by 2024, with some 450,000 registered users. Under the old rules, more than 30,000 patients were authorized to possess medical marijuana. An estimated 500,000 Canadians currently use cannabis for medical purposes — acquired from all sources, official and illicit — based on survey projections from 2012. Lauer says 5,120 patients have signed on with licenced producers under the new system, and there is sufficient supply to meet anticipated demand. Even so, Health Canada has stockpiled some 500 kilograms of dried marijuana from its original supplier, Prairie Plant Systems, and has imported another 100 kilograms from The Netherlands. The department has also held discussions with Israel about possible imports. About 60 strains of commercial marijuana are currently on offer from sanctioned suppliers, most priced at between $8 and $12 a gram. Medical users typically consume between one and three grams daily.

HELICOPTERS: Disappointment “EASA expressed disappointment that we had not given them a heads up about this exemption and about our intention to consider it,” said a June 17, 2011 email from Transport Canada’s director of policy and regulatory authority. Emails between the agencies say the exception has also given the Mirabel, Que.-based company, a subsidiary of U.S. conglomerate Textron, a competitive advantage in more than a dozen other countries around the world. Days after the complaint, the department’s director of national aircraft certification wrote to the FAA that Canada have every intention of being “as transparent as possible” on a decision “we know may have repercussions on the rotocraft industry world.” U.S. and European officials were deeply skeptical, worried about the impact on safety and wondered whether Canada was making the change to just please Bell. They were also uneasy about the secrecy and urged Canadian officials to bring the discussion out of the back rooms. “We must also consider whether this is an industry-wide concern, or a single companies (sic) business concern,” said a U.S. official, whose name was censored from an email, dated July 7, 2014. “In other words, what’s good for Bell may or may not be good for the industry. D I “If it is an industry L wide issue, we would B welcome a public deE bate with industry and R regulators to consider T the need for future rulemaking.”

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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett laughs in Omaha, Neb. in May. The San Francisco homeless charity that benefits from the annual auction of a private lunch with Warren Buffett hopes another buyer will be willing to pay more than $1 million for the privilege again this year. Already, Buffett has raised nearly $16 million for the Glide Foundation over the past 14 years. This year’s online auction started Sunday and runs through 9:30 p.m. Central on Friday, June 6.

Buffett lunch auction raises $16M for California charity CONTINUES UNTIL FRIDAY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — Before billionaire businessman Warren Buffett started auctioning off private lunches to benefit the Glide Foundation, he was skeptical of the San Francisco charity where his first wife was volunteering. But once Susie Buffett, who died in 2004, showed Warren the work Glide does for the poor and homeless, he was sold on the organization — so much so that he’s raised nearly $16 million since 2000. “It was one-on-one working with people society had given up on,” Buffett said. “And experience showed society was wrong to give up on those people.” The 15th annual lunch auction started Sunday with a $25,000 minimum bid on eBay, and continues until 9:30 p.m. CDT Friday. The lunch auction has become an important source of money for Glide, which has an $18 million annual budget. Glide’s co-founders, the Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, hope the lunch will draw another seven-figure price tag, but they also appreciate the exposure. “I think it’s amazing to have Warren Buffett as an advocate,” Mirikitani said. The charity provides meals, health care, job training, rehabilitation and housing support to the poor and homeless. Last year’s auction winner got a relative bargain by paying $1,000,100. Four of the previous five winners each paid more than $2 million, and the 2012 winning bid of $3,456,789 remains the most expensive charity item ever sold on eBay. Other charities have used eBay auctions to successfully raise money, such as the Grammy Founda-

tion and MusiCares, which has brought in nearly $4 million since 2005. Buffett is confident this year’s bidding will top 2013 — “I think we’ll beat it by quite a bit” — based on the limits prequalified bidders have set for themselves. Buffett isn’t quite sure why people are willing to pay so much for a private audience with Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman and CEO, but he gives Glide part of the credit. The lunches typically last several hours, and Buffett tries to make sure the winners are satisfied. The only limit on the conversation is what he might invest in next, but any other topic is open, including the billionaire’s investing philosophy and his thoughts on philanthropy and inheritance. “It goes all over the map,” he said. Traditionally, the winners of the auction dine at Smith and Wollensky steak house in New York City, which donates at least $10,000 to Glide each year to host the lunch. But in some years, the winner wants to remain anonymous so the lunch happens elsewhere. Buffett’s company owns more than 80 subsidiaries including insurance, furniture, clothing, jewelry and candy companies, restaurants and natural gas and corporate jet firms, and has major investments in such companies as Coca-Cola Co., IBM and Wells Fargo & Co. Online: Buffett Lunch Auction: www.GlideLunchWithWarrenBuffett.com Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: www.berkshirehathaway.com Glide Foundation: www.glide.org

New Brunswick forestry plan promises jobs, but environmental concerns persist BY THE CANADIAN PRESS New Brunswick’s forestry plan is intended to rejuvenate the province’s forestry sector, an industry clobbered by mill closures and job losses. But the strategy has set off criticism from conservationists who say it disregards the environment and threatens to decimate Crown forests. The 10-year plan, a pillar of the Progressive Conservative government’s platform, gives forestry companies access to 3.9 million cubic metres of softwood on Crown land — a hike of 20 per cent. “We are going to see a lot more clear-cutting, a much larger clear cut, a lot more land converted to plantations instead of being allowed to naturally regenerate, a lot more herbicide spraying and the loss of local populations of wildlife,” said David Coon, leader of the province’s Green party. Coon’s opposition has been echoed by academics and environmentalists since the plan was unveiled with much fanfare in March. But the government says the critics are ignoring the crisis facing the forestry industry, which in the last decade has seen nearly 40 mills shut down and 6,000 jobs evaporate. That in a province that relies on forestry more than any other province, based on GDP. Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud puts it bluntly. “Anyone who doesn’t see that we have an emergency situation in the forestry industry doesn’t live in this province,” Robichaud said. The plan, which has earned the support of Unifor, has triggered an infusion of money from the private sector. Robichaud said he expects it will generate more than 1,200 construction jobs and another 500 positions in the forestry industry as mills throughout the province make improvements to take on the increased supply of wood. J.D. Irving, the largest forestry company in the province, has announced more than $513 million in projects to upgrade its facilities that are expected to create 1,200 jobs during construction and 326 permanent jobs. Jason Limongelli, director of woodlands operations for the company, said the extra wood from

Crown land provides the stability to allow the company to make the investments. He said the company will also be buying nine per cent more wood from private woodlots this year than it did last year. He said clear-cutting worries are overblown. “We’re not in business to run ourself out of business,” he said. “Inherently we are interested in a growing and sustainable supply.”

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June 2 1991 — RCMP unfurls its official flag at a presentation ceremony in Regina. 1977 — Quebec raises provincial minimum wage from $3.00 to $3.15 per hour, highest in Canada at the time. 1969 — The National Arts Center opened its doors to the public. 1965 — Government sets retirement age for Senators at 75.

1953 — Queen Elizabeth II crowned in Westminster Abbey 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. 1952 —TV broadcasting starts in Canada when Radio Canada’s Channel 2 shows a test pattern. 1917 — William Avery ‘Billy’ Bishop seriously damages a German airfield and destroys three German planes far behind enemy lines, an action that wins him the Victoria Cross. 1800 — In Newfoundland, John Clinch administers the first smallpox vaccination in North America.

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Derek returns, handled with care A QUIET AND HOPEFUL LITTLE COMEDY ABOUT SOCIAL BEHAVIOR BY HANK STUEVER ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Ricky Gervais’ Derek, which returned to Netflix with six new episodes that recently aired on British television, is a quiet and hopeful little comedy about social behavior, as seen and understood by a man who is . . . well, what is Derek? Gervais, who stars as Derek Noakes, carefully avoids providing viewers with a diagnosis for his character, which he first performed in a stand-up comedy routine more than a decade ago. He has said that Derek, who works as an aide in a nursing home, isn’t mentally disabled or intellectually challenged. Perhaps he’s autistic. Not knowing seems to be the entire point: Can’t we just relate to Derek on his own, as he is, beyond a label? When it had its American debut last fall, Derek deserved a viewer’s wariness. What possible business — what possible reason — could Gervais, whose humor so easily swerves beyond the pale, have in taking on such a role, other than to make fun of a differently abled person or to seek some maudlin applause for broadening his acting range? Clad in Derek’s zipper sweaters and exhibiting an array of nervous tics, Gervais has given himself the freedom to assess the human condition; in the ways that matter most, Derek is right in line with Gervais’ other shows — The Office, Extras, Life’s Too Short — in

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Ricky Gervais, right, who stars as Derek Noakes in Netflix’s Derek, Season 2, carefully avoids providing viewers with a diagnosis for his character, which he first performed in a stand-up comedy routine more than a decade ago. At left is David Earl, who plays Derek’s friend Kev. that it revels in the inescapable truths found in awkward situations. So relax: Derek is an honest and often charming endeavor. As with the geriatric hospital wing seen in Getting On (both the British version and HBO’s excellent American remake), Derek is fully comfortable with showing us the experience of ag-

ing and dying. “I loves old people,” Derek says about his job. “I think I’ve learned everything I know from old people.” This is refreshing news after so many shows that mostly mock the elderly. The show handles its subject matter with remarkable care as Derek faces new, sometimes upsetting situations

this season. His alcoholic father becomes a resident at the nursing home, while a new employee seems intent on disrupting the facility’s pleasant routines. Meanwhile, Derek’s boss, Hannah (Kerry Godliman), and her boyfriend, Tom (Brett Goldstein), are trying to conceive — an effort Derek has an enthusiastic and clinical curiosity about, going so far as to dig Hannah’s pregnancy tests out of the trash can. Though it leans on some exhausted tropes — especially Gervais’ dependence on the mockumentary format — Derek wisely heaps its dirtiest humor on a single character, Derek’s perpetually drunk friend Kev (David Earl), whose appetites for sex and sloth stand in stark contrast to Derek’s generous and naive spirit. The idea is that Derek simply doesn’t know better, that he cannot recognize Kev’s repulsiveness enough to shun it. Or, as the show repeatedly reminds us, perhaps Derek has the wisdom to see past everyone’s faults — including Kev’s. Tone is everything here. In reaching for tenderness, Derek sometimes wanders briefly into the sugary sweet; in going for laughs, it sometimes forgets to effectively conclude a story arc. But overall, Derek is a poignant and funny character sketch. All it really wants to tell us is that everyone ought to be lucky enough to find that place where they belong. Hank Stuever writes for The Washington Post

First issues of rare comics selling to highest bidder ICONIC STORIES OF SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND FLASH BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The first glimpses of iconic heroes Superman, Batman and Flash are part of a rare comic book collection a Kentucky man is auctioning off to the highest bidders. Paducah insurance executive John C. Wise decided it was time to sell the collection he’s been accumulating over three decades, revisiting a childhood pastime that he picked up again in the 1980s after he became established in his career. “I think it’s a good timing for the market, and good timing for me at age 62,” said Wise, who moved to Kentucky from his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, to attend college. “It’s not like I’m not going to take them with me.” The books Wise is auctioning sold for as little as 10 cents when they were published, many in the late 1930s and 1940s. Some of the issues in good condition can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.

He is auctioning about 175 comics individually, and online bidders have already committed about a half-million dollars to the auction, which ends Tuesday. Among the offerings is a pristine issue of Flash Comics No. 1 from 1940, which tells the story of how college student Jay Garrick gained super-human speed by inhaling fumes in a lab accident.

totalled $218,000 on Friday. Wise first started collecting comics at age 12, and sold his first collection to buy a car as a teenager. He picked up the hobby again later in life, and started frequenting Comic-Con in San Diego, where he eventually bought a second home. Wise and Zurzolo said the exploding popularity of super heroes in movies and TV make it an opportune time to capitalize on valuable comics. “ T h e blockbuster — John C. Wise movies are bringing in new collectors and investors into the vintage comic market on a daily basis,” Zurzolo said. Wise is also selling a copy of Action Comics No. 1, which is the debut of Superman and is considered the birth of the comic book super hero. A well-preserved copy of the 1938 comic sold for a record $2.1 million in 2011. Wise said he’s hoping the proceeds from the auctions will help him buy a new home in San Diego and fund college tuitions for his seven grandchildren.

‘I THINK IT’S A GOOD TIMING FOR THE MARKET, AND GOOD TIMING FOR ME.’

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John C. Wise poses in his San Diego home with a 1966 Super Boy comic. Though Super Boy is not for sale, he is auctioning off some rare historic comic books from his collection.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — The Arsenio Hall Show has been cancelled because of low ratings, ending Hall’s late-night comeback bid after a single season. Hall’s bid to recreate the success he enjoyed 20 years ago failed to find a big enough audience in the ever-crowded TV market. CBS Television Production had previously announced Hall’s syndicated show would be back for a second season, but faced the prospect of stations moving it to lesser time slots as ratings fell. In a statement, Hall said he knew launching the show would be a challenge. “I’m gratified for

the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created,” the actor and comedian added. The show is in reruns and won’t resume production, a show spokesman said. The last original episode aired May 21. When Hall began his original series in 1989,

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“This copy is in incredible high-grade condition and is the second-best copy known to exist,” comic book expert Vincent Zurzolo said in an email message. Zurzulo is co-owner of New York-based ComicConnect. com, the online auction house that is selling Wise’s collection. By Friday evening, the bidding on that book alone had reached $91,000. Bids on the first editions of Superman, Batman and the Flash from Wise’s collection


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KINGS BEAT OUT BLACKHAWKS IN BACK-AND-FORTH GAME 7 OVERTIME BATTLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kings 5 Blackhawks 4 OT CHICAGO — When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is the king of the road. Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in three years. Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this post-season. It will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday night. “We’ve battled back so many times this year and so many times in these playoffs, we said, ’Why not again today?”’ said Justin Williams, who had a goal and an assist. “It was a total team effort, every single guy here giving everything they’ve got.” Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenceman Nick Leddy and fluttered over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to a wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles. Leddy and Crawford were hunched over as the Kings gathered in a big huddle along the boards. “I didn’t really see it go in,” Martinez said. “I know it went off a couple bodies. I just tried to get it through and fortunately it went in.” Patrick Sharp scored twice for the Blackhawks, who blew a 2-0 lead. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Patrick

Kane had two more assists. Chicago’s loss means Detroit remains the last NHL team to win consecutive titles in 1997 and 1998. “I’ve lost some tough games but nothing like tonight,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. The Kings became the first team to play 21 games through the first three rounds of the playoffs and make it to the NHL finals. The 2002 Avalanche and 1993 Maple Leafs also played the maximum amount of games through three series, but they lost in Game 7 of the conference championships. Los Angeles is the only team to play all three of those Game 7s on the road. “You need everybody when you get to Game 7. You’re not into the individual part of it,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. “There’s always guys that score big goals, make big plays. But you need everybody in your lineup.” Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who once held a 3-1 lead in the series, only to have the Blackhawks come back to force Game 7. Jeff Carter scored his ninth playoff goal in the first, and Marian Gaborik had the tying goal midway through the third period. The Kings also got 37 saves from Jonathan Quick in another resilient performance for Sutter’s team. Los Angeles trailed San Jose 3-0 in its firstround series and was down 3-2 to top-seeded Anaheim in the

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Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams attempts to shoot against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the first period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, in Chicago. second round before rallying each time. “It’s just a great group to be part of,” Quick said. “I feel very fortunate to be with the guys. Obviously our journey’s not done yet and we’ve got a lot of work here coming up. New York’s an awesome team. They beat great teams, so they’re battle-tested as well so we’ve got a lot to get ready for.” Gaborik, Williams and Mike Richards each improved to 7-0 in Game 7s. Sutter moved to

7-3 in such games, breaking a tie with Blackhawks adviser Scotty Bowman and Pat Burns for the NHL record for most coaching wins in Game 7s. Sharp sent a big power-play drive past Quick to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 lead at 18:25 of the second. But Gaborik responded with his NHL-best 12th playoff goal at 7:17 of the third, setting the stage for a frantic finish to regulation. Quick turned away prime opportunities for Sharp and

Bryan Bickell before he made a terrific save on Andrew Shaw in the final seconds. Dustin Brown had a great rush to the net for Los Angeles that he nearly completed for a breathtaking score. Jonathan Toews also scored for the Blackhawks, and Crawford finished with 27 saves. “This was a tough way to go down. This one’s going to sting for a while,” Toews said.

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Buehrle leads Canadians make history with wins at French Open Blue Jays to win and series split with Royals

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS PARIS — Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard made history for Canada on Sunday as both powered into the quarterfinals of the French Open. Eighth-seeded Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., dispatched Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, while Bouchard cruised past Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2. “I’m not surprised to make by first Grand Slam quarterfinal but I would not have thought I would have done it first here on clay,” said Raonic. “I’ve always felt I could play well on clay. “The key is not making much of a change in my game just for the clay. I’ve been trying to keep what I’ve been doing on the hardcourts. Raonic will be the first Canadian man to play a Grand Slam quarter-final since Mike Belkin at the 1968 Australia Championships, which was renamed the Australian Open the following year. He is also the fourth Canadian man in history to reach the last eight at a major: Robert Powell (1908, 1910 and 1912 Wimbledon), William Johnston (192223 US Championships) and Belkin. Bouchard is the first Canadian woman to make the quarter-finals in Paris since Helen Kelesi did it in 1989. Raonic fired only six aces but went up an early break in each of the three sets in a contest which lasted less than two hours. “It’s been working out well for me,” said Raonic. “If I can put this level of tennis together I believe that I have it in myself (to win a Grand Slam title).” Raonic will face Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic, a winner over France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. Djokovic beat Raonic in a Rome semifinal last month. “I’m happy about this win, there are a lot of good things that can come from it,” said Raonic. “I’m happy with my level and it’s showing in my results. It’s also due to all the

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Milos Raonic backhands to Spain’s Marcel Granollers during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday. work I’ve been putting in.” Earlier, Bouchard needed just 52 minutes to defeat Kerber. She’ll face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarter-finals of the women’s tournament. “I’m confident and I really believe in my skills. I believe I can play with the best girls out there,” said Bouchard. “She’s top 10, so I respect her. She can play some really good tennis. I was really mentally prepared for anything, for a battle. “That mindset kind of helped me, it made me realize

whatever happens I can deal with it on the court. I was really going for my shots. That was my intention and it worked.” Bouchard stormed to her victory with 30 winners and 11 unforced errors. She broke Kerber on four of seven occasions as she took revenge for a US Open second-round loss to the German last year. Bouchard never wavered as she dominated Kerber to win her ninth straight match, the longest win streak of her career.

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Blue Jays 4 Royals 0 TORONTO — Mark Buehrle is putting his faith in the fielding of his Toronto Blue Jays teammates and it’s paying off. “I need defence behind me,” Buehrle said. “It’s a key. I don’t strike out many guys so the ball is put in play.” The results showed again for the Blue Jays’ soft-throwing left-hander who became the first 10-game winner in the major leagues on Sunday in Toronto’s 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals. By working quickly and efficiently, Buehrle pitched eight strong innings and was supported by home runs from Dioner Navarro and Edwin Encarnacion as well as some solid defence. The game was played in a brisk two hours 14 minutes. “It’s not luck,” Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista said. “He’s pitching great, throwing strikes, keeping people off balance and allowing us a chance to play defence behind him. It’s no surprise that every time he pitches there are plenty of good defensive plays made. He keeps everybody engaged in the game because he works quick. It’s been awesome to play behind him this year.” Buehrle (10-1) held the Royals to six hits and one walk while striking out three to win his sixth straight decision. “I don’t know if it’s one of those things where working fast keeps them on their toes and ready to field stuff,” Buehrle said. “I don’t if that is the key to it. Again I just try to get the ball and throw it and I know the guys like to play behind you when it’s a quick game. I need those guys all over the place when I’m pitching.” Toronto manager John Gibbons thought it was one of

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Buehrle’s best performances this season. “Today (Buehrle) was as good as he has been all year,” said Gibbons. “He has really been great, seems like every time I come in here you have to describe it the same way. That’s what he does, he keeps you off balance and hits both sides of the plate. He’s a pitcher. ... He topped off a nice home stand for us.” Left-hander Aaron Loup took over in the ninth from Buehrle after Encarnacion’s two-run homer in the eighth had extended the lead to four runs. The Blue Jays (34-24) took the final two games of the fourgame series to gain a split with the Royals (26-30) and finish their home stand at 8-2. Toronto has won 21 of their past 28 games to take over first place in the American League East. “(Buehrle) was dynamite,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s traditionally tough on us but he’s 10-1 now, he’s tough on everybody. He’s a master at what he does. He commands the baseball so well, changes speeds off everything he has. He has the ability to read the hitter’s reaction to the pitch before to know what he’s going to throw next. If the hitter is gearing up, he backs off, if the hitter is backing off, he gears up. “He just pitched a phenomenal game. He’s just really, really good at keeping you off balance.” Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (2-5) allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings to go 10 starts without a win after winning his first two starts of the season. Guthrie allowed two walks and had five strikeouts before he was replaced by right-hander Aaron Crow in the eighth.

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Federer falls short of quarter-finals ENDS STREAK OF NINE CONSECUTIVE QUARTER-FINALS AT FRENCH OPEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — So unbeatable for so long until the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments, Roger Federer is suddenly accumulating early exits. Federer’s streak of nine consecutive quarter-finals at the French Open ended Sunday with a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 fourth-round loss to 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. “A lot of regrets,� Federer said. “I just couldn’t kind of figure it out.� The 17-time Grand Slam champion had not left Roland Garros so soon since 2004, when he was beaten in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten. After that decade-old setback, though, Federer made at least the quarter-finals at a record 36 consecutive major tournaments, a streak that ended with a second-round loss at Wimbledon last year. Federer also put together record Slam runs of 10 finals and 23 semifinals in a row when he was at his dominant best. Now the 32-year-old Federer has bowed out before the quarter-finals at three of the last four majors. “I think it was the biggest, probably, win of my career,� said Gulbis, who most certainly could have dispensed with the word “probably.� Addressing spectators who sang Federer’s first name between points, Gulbis said: “I’m sorry I had to win. I know all of you like Roger.� The result fit with the topsy-turvy nature of this tournament: Both reigning Australian Open champions, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and No. 2 Li Na, lost in the first round; No. 1 Serena Williams left in the second round. Gulbis now plays No. 6 Tomas Berdych, who eliminated the last American man, No. 10 John Isner. In another quarter-final, No. 2 Novak Djokovic will face No. 8 Milos Raonic.

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns the ball during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and No. 24 Fernando Verdasco set up a fourth-round meeting by finishing off victories in matches suspended Saturday night because of fading light. In women’s action, 2012 champion Maria Sharapova ran off the last nine games to come back and beat No. 19 Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 for a quarter-final berth against 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain, the 20-yearold who stunned Williams last week. No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard will face No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in another quarter-final. The fourth-seeded Federer’s resume includes the 2009 French Open title, and he was a four-time runner-up in Paris to Rafael Nadal.

But Federer was hardly in top form Sunday, making 59 unforced errors and getting broken twice while serving for a set. That included at 5-3, 40-15 in the second, when Federer sent an overhead right to Gulbis, who whipped a backhand passing winner. “I was lucky, I have to say,� Gulbis said about that point. “I was really lucky.� Said Federer: “Things got tough from then on for, like, a half-hour for me.� He lost the last five points of the second-set tiebreaker, then dropped the third set, too. Another key moment came when Gulbis left the court with a trainer to

take a medical timeout while trailing 5-2 in the fourth. As he walked out, Gulbis motioned to Federer, as if asking for permission to go. When Gulbis returned, some fans jeered and whistled at him, and he pointed to his lower back as if to say, “Hey, I was injured.� At his news conference, Federer alternated between sounding a little perturbed about the lengthy intermission — and resigned to the idea that what Gulbis did was within the rules. “In the past, I guess, it’s been abused much more than today, but still, what can you tell?� Federer said. “He didn’t look hurt in any way. But if you can use it, you know, might as well do it.�

Open competition for Stampeders starting QB job CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders are less crowded at quarterback this season, but there is still heavy competition for the starter’s job. The Stampeders employed a threeman rotation in 2013 mainly because of an early-season injury to Drew Tate. Kevin Glenn started the majority of games, but Bo Levi Mitchell was a busy third-stringer. He won his three starts and came off the bench to lead Calgary to another when Glenn was also injured. Glenn was taken in the off-season expansion draft by the Ottawa Redblacks and subsequently dealt to the B.C. Lions, which leaves Tate and Mitchell vying to lead the offence of a team that posted a league-best 14-4 record last season. “It brings out the best in us and I think that being said, we could be a starting point for the team,� Tate said Sunday on the first day of training camp. “If the quarterbacks are battling, everyone else is battling kind of thing.� Tate, 29, was anointed Calgary’s starter two years ago when Henry Burris was dealt to Hamilton. But injuries have limited the six-foot, 190-pound pivot to 153 completions over the past two seasons.

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CUP: Epic series The finale of the epic series between the last two Stanley Cup winners attracted a frenzied crowd of 22,315 that included Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley and Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. And they were treated to another heart-stopping classic full of big shots and great saves by each side. Just like in Game 5, a 5-4 double-overtime victory for Chicago, the Blackhawks got off to a fast start, only to have the Kings come storming back. Kane picked up an assist on each of the first two goals, finding Saad with a slick pass from behind the net, and then getting to the right place at the right time for a lucky power-play carom that went right to Toews for an easy tap-in at 8:36 of the first. The comeback Kings, who seem to play their best the closer they get to the brink of elimination, then went to work. Carter batted a rebound out of the air and past Crawford at 16:31, and Williams scored his seventh of the playoff 51 seconds later, tying it at 2. It was Williams’ seventh career goal in a Game 7, tying Glenn Anderson for the NHL record. Williams added an assist on Martinez’s winning score, breaking Doug Gilmour’s record for most points in such games with 14. “They find a way, L.A., they’re never out of a hockey game, they’re never out of a series,� Quenneville said. “They’re dangerous.�

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A throwing arm injury on July 6 last year and a subsequent setback sidelined him until October. Training camp reps will test the durability of the arm, Tate says. “Feels good right now. Just trying to be smart with it,� he said. “I feel it’s all moderation with the volume we have. It’s a lot of volume and it’s really hard to mimic that in the off-season, the kind of volume we have, especially in camp. “Ever since I was three feet tall, I’ve only had one speed and getting injuries, it make you have to change your approach. So far so good. It’s only the a.m. of Day 1, so a lot of ball left.� Mitchell, 24, completed 69 per cent of his passes for 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. Six-foot-four and 204 pounds, Mitchell says there’s no jealousy between he and Tate. “We’re friends through and through, no matter what,� Mitchell says. “When he makes a great play, I’m not looking down saying ’I’ve got to make a better one.’ I’m going out there, congratulating him and slapping him on the butt and saying ’good play.’ “If you look at last year, we went with three quarterbacks. I know there’s not many teams in the league that are going to play one guy for 18 games every single snap, so you’ve got to be ready. We’re going to do whatever we can to help each other prepare for the

season.� The two Texans both signed contract extensions in the off-season and bring different qualities to the table, says head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “I guess the best way I could explain it is Drew is more of a jitterbug,� Hufnagel explained. “He’ll make plays out of nothing, just because of his mobility and elusiveness and great vision and accuracy. “Bo is a little bit of a stronger-armed guy. He has the ability to move around and make plays, but he’s more of a pocket guy and throw the ball down the field.� The Stampeders lost in the 2013 West Division final to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who went onto win the Grey Cup in Regina.

In addition to taking Glenn in the expansion draft, the Redblacks also selected Stampeder offensive lineman J’Micheal Deane and safety Eric Fraser. Ottawa also hired away defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell to be their head coach. Rich Stubler replaced Campbell after two seasons as B.C.’s defensive co-ordinator. Stampeder offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson signed a three-year contract extension in November. Hufnagel swung a deal with Ottawa to obtain the first overall pick the Canadian college draft in May and used it to choose Laval offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu. The hope is he’s a fast adapter to the CFL as centre Brett Jones was in winning the league’s rookie award last season.

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JAYS: Heads up Navarro hit his third homer of the season with one out in the second to open the scoring. The Blue Jays scored again in the fourth. Juan Francisco led off with a double on a liner that Kansas City right-fielder Norichika Aoki misplayed into a double. Francisco moved to third on a single by Brett Lawrie. He scored when Anthony Gose forced Lawrie at second on a grounder to shortstop. A key defensive play came in the sixth after a slight lapse. Eric Hosmer led off a bloop to centre that turned into a double when the Blue Jays left second uncovered. But shortstop Jose Reyes cut down Hosmer at third after fielding Billy Butler’s grounder and Buehrle finished the inning unscathed. “In a two-run game, that’s big,� Gibbons said. “That’s what good shortstops do, he knew he had no play at first base. ... I’ve seen it, too, through my career that the third baseman doesn’t always get there, so (third baseman) Francisco was heads up to get there himself.� Encarnacion, who hit 16 homers in May to lead the majors, doubled the Blue Jays’ lead with his 19th homer of the season in the eighth .

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SCOREBOARD Hockey 5. Chicago, Sharp 4 (Kruger) 17:34. Penalties — Williams LA (tripping) 7:53, Seabrook Chi (cross-checking) 9:10. Second Period 6. Los Angeles, Toffoli 7 (Greene, King) 10:31. 7. Chicago, Sharp 5 (Saad) 18:25 (pp). Penalties — Richards LA (hooking) 7:01, Mitchell LA (boarding) 12:11, Doughty LA (cross-checking) 13:24, Saad Chi (slashing) 14:40, Lewis LA (holding) 17:15. Third Period 8. Los Angeles, Gaborik 12 (Brown, Kopitar) 12:43. Penalties — None. Overtime 9. Los Angeles, Martinez 4 (Williams, Greene) 5:47. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Los Angeles 11 4 14 3 — 32 Chicago 7 16 13 5 — 41 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 12-9-0); Chicago: Crawford (LO, 11-8-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 0-2; Chicago: 2-5.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal vs. N.Y. Rangers (NY Rangers wins series 4-2) 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 Montreal 7 NY Rangers 4 Thursday, May 29 NY Rangers 1 Montreal 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Los Angeles (Los Angeles wins series 4-3) Sunday, May 18 Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles 6 Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24 Los Angeles 4 Chicago 3 Monday, May 26 Los Angeles 5 Chicago 2 Wednesday, May 28 Chicago 5 Los Angeles 4, 2OT Friday, May 30 Chicago 4 Los Angeles 3 Sunday, June 1 Los Angeles 5 Chicago 4, OT Sunday’s summary Kings 5, Blackhawks 4 (OT) First Period 1. Chicago, Saad 6 (Kane, Shaw) 5:06. 2. Chicago, Toews 9 (Kane, Seabrook) 8:36 (pp). 3. Los Angeles, Carter 9 (Brown, Toffoli) 16:31. 4. Los Angeles, Williams 7 (Voynov, King) 17:22.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoring Leaders G A Pts Anze Kopitar, LA 5 18 23 Jeff Carter, LA 8 13 21 Marian Gaborik, LA 11 7 18 Patrick Kane, Chi 8 10 18 Jonathan Toews, Chi 8 8 16 Justin Williams, LA 6 10 16 Drew Doughty, LA 4 12 16 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 4 11 15 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 6 8 14 Brandon Saad, Chi 5 9 14 P.K. Subban, Mtl 5 9 14 Zach Parise, Minn 4 10 14 Brent Seabrook, Chi 3 11 14 Marian Hossa, Chi 2 12 14 Martin St. Louis, NYR 6 7 13 Derek Stepan, NYR 5 8 13 Lars Eller, Mtl 5 8 13 Ryan McDonagh, NYR 3 10 13 Tanner Pearson, LA 4 8 12

Basketball Westbrook, OKC Aldridge, POR Howard, HOU DeRozan, TOR Griffin, LAC Curry, GOL Lillard, POR George, IND Johnson, Bro Lowry, TOR Ellis, DAL

NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 4, Indiana 2 Sunday, May 18: Indiana 107, Miami 96 Tuesday, May 20: Miami 87, Indiana 83 Saturday, May 24: Miami 99, Indiana 87 Monday, May 26: Miami 102, Indiana 90 Wednesday, May 28: Indiana 93, Miami 90 Friday, May 30: Miami 117, Indiana 92

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167 113 58 45 117 51 83 138 98 44 52

145 60 40 71 71 37 59 101 36 43 27

507 288 156 167 306 161 252 429 254 148 143

26.7 26.2 26.0 23.9 23.5 23.0 22.9 22.6 21.2 21.1 20.4

Today ● Senior high boys soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Alix, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high girls soccer: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: Rays vs. Printing Place, Gary Moe Volkswagen vs. Lacombe Stone and Granite, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2.

Tuesday ● Senior high girls soccer: Lacombe at Central Alberta Christian, 4:15 p.m., Michener Park. ● Senior high boys soccer: Notre Dame at Olds, 4:15 p.m., Olds College. ● Women’s fastball: Alberta Kaizen vs. Stettler, Alberta Kaizen vs. Topco Oilsite, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; TNT vs. Badgers, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; N. Jensen’s at Lacombe Physio, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: North Star Sports vs. Nighthawks, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.

Wednesday ● Senior high boys soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer at Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House at Eckville, both at 7 p.m. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Calgary Cubs at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Midget AAA baseball: Calgary Dinos at Red Deer, 8:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1.

FG 34 31 87 140 32 58

Johnson, TOR Valanciunas, TOR Ibaka, OKC James, MIA Gibson, CHI Howard, HOU

FGA 52 49 147 249 57 106

PCT .654 .633 .592 .562 .561 .547

Thursday, June 5: Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8: Miami at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, June 15: Miami at San Antonio, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 17: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. x-Friday, June 20: Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. NBA Leaders Scoring FG 194 140 50

FT PTS 132 563 106 407 45 161

AVG 29.6 27.1 26.8

Howard, HOU Noah, CHI Jordan, LAC Millsap, ATL Aldridge, POR Gortat, WAS

G 6 5 13 7 11 11

OFF DEF TOT 27 55 82 15 49 64 43 120 163 21 55 76 30 87 117 36 73 109

AVG 13.7 12.8 12.5 10.9 10.6 9.9

Assists Paul, LAC Curry, GOL Westbrook, OKC Conley, MEM Wall, WAS Lillard, POR Walker, CHA

G 13 7 19 7 11 11 4

AST 134 59 153 55 79 72 24

AVG 10.3 8.4 8.1 7.9 7.2 6.5 6.0

Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts New England 7 4 2 23 D.C. 6 4 3 21 Sporting KC 5 5 4 19 Houston 5 8 2 17 Toronto FC 5 4 1 16 Columbus 4 5 4 16 New York 3 5 6 15 Philadelphia 3 7 5 14 Chicago 2 3 7 13 Montreal 2 6 4 10

GF 21 18 19 16 14 17 20 19 20 11

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Seattle 9 3 2 29 29 Real Salt Lake 6 1 6 24 23 Colorado 6 4 3 21 19 Vancouver 5 2 5 20 22 FC Dallas 5 7 3 18 23 Los Angeles 4 3 4 16 15 San Jose 4 4 4 16 15 Portland 3 4 7 16 23 Chivas USA 2 7 4 10 13 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

GA 16 14 14 27 13 17 22 24 22 22 GA 21 17 15 17 24 10 13 24 25

Tuesday’s Games Sporting Kansas City 1, New York 1, tie Wednesday’s Games Portland 2, Chivas USA 0

Saturday’s Games Seattle FC 4, Real Salt Lake 0 Toronto FC 3, Columbus 2 Montreal 2, New England 0 D.C. United 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 San Jose 2, FC Dallas 1 Philadelphia 3, Chivas USA 0 Sunday’s Games Chicago 1, Los Angeles 1, tie Colorado 3, Houston 0 Vancouver 4, Portland 3 Wednesday, June 4 Real Salt Lake at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 7 p.m. Friday, June 6 Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 San Jose at Toronto FC, 2 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8 New York at New England, 3 p.m. Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

Lacrosse NLL Playoffs THIRD ROUND NLL Championship Champions Cup (Two-game Series) Rochester (E1) vs. Calgary (W2) Saturday’s result Rochester 16 Calgary 10 (Rochester wins title after defeating Calgary 3-2 in mini-game) National Lacrosse League Champions 2014 — Rochester Knighthawks 2013 — Rochester Knighthawks 2012 — Rochester Knighthawks 2011 — Toronto Rock 2010 — Washington Stealth 2009 — Calgary Roughnecks 2008 — Buffalo Bandits

2007 — Rochester Knighthawks 2006 — Colorado Mammoth 2005 — Toronto Rock 2004 — Calgary Roughnecks 2003 — Toronto Rock 2002 — Toronto Rock 2001 — Philadelphia 2000 — Toronto Rock 1999 — Toronto Rock 1998 — Philadelphia Wings Major Indoor Lacrosse League 1997 — Rochester Knighthawks 1996 — Buffalo Bandits 1995 — Philadelphia Wings 1994 — Philadelphia Wings 1993 — Buffalo Bandits 1992 — Buffalo Bandits 1991 — Detroit Turbos 1990 — Philadelphia Wings 1989 — Philadelphia Wings

Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Daniel Nava to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Pawtucket. Sent RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Aaron Brooks from Omaha. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment. Called up RHP Jarrett Grube from Salt Lake (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Bobby Korecky for assignment. Recalled RHP Marcus Stroman from Buffalo (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned LHP Ian Thomas to Gwinnett (IL). NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Buddy Carlyle from Las Vegas. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Released LHP Wandy Rodriguez. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled OF Oscar Taveras from Memphis (PCL). Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released LB Mike Cornell and SB Marcus Henry. Signed WR Kevin Cummings and LB Dexter McCoil. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Terry Hawthorne. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Signed F Nicholas Baptiste to a three-year, entry-level contract. DALLAS STARS — Signed F Gemel Smith to a three-year, entry-level contract. MINNESOTA WILD — Signed coach Mike Yeo to a multi-year contract extension. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Agreed to terms with D Jesse Graham on a three-year, entry-level contract. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled 3B Garin Cecchini from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned INF Mar-

cus Semien to Charlotte (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Alex White and LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled RHP Paul Clemens from Oklahoma City. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed 3B Danny Valencia on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Aaron Brooks to Omaha (PCL). Recalled LHP Francisley Bueno and 3B Mike Moustakas from Omaha. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Fernando Rodriguez to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled C Stephen Vogt from Sacramento. Sent RHP Ryan Cook to Stockton (Cal) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Wil Myers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Selected the contract of OF Jerry Sands from Durham (IL). Transferred 2B Tim Beckham to the 60-day DL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Designated RHP Wirfin Obispo for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Shae Simmons from Mississippi (SL). MIAMI MARLINS — Placed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the 7-day DL. Recalled C J.T. Realmuto from Jacksonville (SL). Transferred RHP Jose Fernandez to the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent 3B Aramis Ramirez to Wisconsin (MWL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed RHP Jeff Manship on the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Darin Ruf to Lehigh Valley (IL). Selected the contract of LHP Cesar Jimenez from Lehigh Valley. Recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Traded RHP Bryan Morris to Miami for the 2014 39th overall draft pick. Recalled RP Casey Sadler from Indianapolis (IL). Claimed RHP Wirfin Obispo off waivers from Atlanta. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DBs Robert Sands and Anthony Watkins and OL Trevis Turner. Named Phillip Lolley linebackers coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with C Steven Hodges. ECHL ALASKA ACES — Signed G Rob Gunderson to an amateur tryout agreement.

Friday

● WHL: Red Deer Rebels spring prospects camp, 3-5 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Senior high boys soccer: Notre Dame at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high girls soccer: Notre Dame at Central Alberta Christian, 4:15 p.m., Michener Park. ● Pro rodeo: Rocky Mountain House Rodeo, 6 p.m. ● Parkland baseball: Lacombe at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Dallas Yarbrough Memorial Tournament. ● Men’s third division rugby: Airdrie at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Titans Park. ● Women’s senior/junior lacrosse: Edmonton Bandits at Red Deer, 9 p.m., Kinex.

Saturday

● Parkland baseball: Dallas Yarbrough Memorial Tournament at Innisfail. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Calgary Chill at Red Deer, 1:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Pro rodeo: Rocky Mountain House Rodeo, 1:30 p.m. ● Men’s second division rugby: Calgary Rams at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., Titans Park. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels spring prospects camp, 3:45-5:45 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Lacoka at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Alberta Football League: Calgary Wolfpack at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 7 p.m., Lacombe M.E.Global Athletic Park.

Sunday ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels spring prospects camp, 9-11 a.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Boxing: Western Canada Championships at Westerner Park. ● Parkland baseball: Dallas Yarbrough Memorial Tournament at Innisfail. ● Midget AAA baseball: Calgary Rockies at Red Deer, doubleheader at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Innisfail at Red Deer, 1:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Pro rodeo: Rocky Mountain House Rodeo, 1:30 p.m. ● Senior C men’s lacrosse: Vermilion at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m., Multiplex. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Sherwood Park at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Women’s senior/junior lacrosse: Capital Region at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Kinex.

Baseball Toronto New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay

American League East Division W L Pct 34 24 .586 29 26 .527 28 27 .509 27 29 .482 23 34 .404

GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 6 10 1/2

Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct 31 22 .585 29 29 .500 26 28 .481 27 30 .474 26 30 .464

GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 6 6 1/2

Oakland Los Angeles Texas Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 35 22 .614 30 26 .536 29 28 .509 28 28 .500 24 34 .414

Rebounds FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

● Senior high girls soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt East; Alix at Innisfail, 4:15 p.m., Red Deer Edgar Park. ● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. Printing Place, Rays vs. Gary Moe Volkswagen, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2. ● Women’s fastball: Lacombe Physio vs. Badgers, TNT vs. Lacombe Physio, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; N. Jensen’s vs. Topco Oilsite, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; Red Deer U16 at Stettler, 7 p.m.

● Boxing: Western Canada Championships at Westerner Park.

Thursday

FG Percentage WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Oklahoma City 2 May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 May 21: San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77 May 25: Oklahoma City 106, San Antonio 97 May 27: Oklahoma City 105, San Antonio 92 May 29: San Antonio 117, Oklahoma City 89 May 31: San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 107, OT

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Atlanta Miami Washington New York Philadelphia

National League East Division W L Pct 31 25 .554 28 28 .500 27 28 .491 27 29 .482 24 30 .444

GB — 3 3 1/2 4 6

Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 34 23 .596 30 27 .526 26 29 .473 26 30 .464 20 34 .370

GB — 4 7 7 1/2 12 1/2

West Division W L Pct 37 20 .649 30 28 .517 28 28 .500 26 31 .456 23 36 .390

GB — 7 1/2 8 1/2 11 15

San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

Saturday’s Games Washington 10, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 12, Kansas City 2 San Diego 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Cleveland 7, Colorado 6 Baltimore 4, Houston 1 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 1 Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 3, Detroit 2

Saturday’s Games Washington 10, Texas 2 San Diego 4, Chicago White Sox 2 St. Louis 2, San Francisco 0 Cleveland 7, Colorado 6 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4, 14 innings Atlanta 9, Miami 5 Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 12, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 5, Arizona 0

Sunday’s Games Cleveland 6, Colorado 4 Minnesota 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 4, Kansas City 0 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 0 Texas 2, Washington 0 Baltimore 9, Houston 4 Chicago White Sox 4, San Diego 1 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 4, Detroit 0 Monday’s Games Boston (Lackey 6-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-4), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-2), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-2) at Miami (Wolf 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-4), 5:20 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-4), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 8:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R VMartinez Det 53 200 25 AlRamirez CWS 58 220 32 Cano Sea 52 205 24 MiCabrera Det 53 206 30 Rios Tex 57 222 27 Altuve Hou 58 245 30 NCruz Bal 54 204 39 Bautista Tor 58 206 43 MeCabrera Tor 57 240 37 Brantley Cle 55 212 36

Saves Holland, Kansas City, 15; Rodney, Seattle, 14; Perkins, Minnesota, 14; Nathan, Detroit, 13; DavRobertson, New York, 12; TomHunter, Baltimore, 11; Uehara, Boston, 11; Soria, Texas, 11.

H 67 72 67 67 71 78 64 64 74 65

Pct. .335 .327 .327 .325 .320 .318 .314 .311 .308 .307

Home Runs NCruz, Baltimore, 20; Encarnacion, Toronto, 19; JAbreu, Chicago, 15; Donaldson, Oakland, 15; Bautista, Toronto, 14; Pujols, Los Angeles, 14; VMartinez, Detroit, 13; Moss, Oakland, 13. Runs Batted In NCruz, Baltimore, 52; Encarnacion, Toronto, 50; MiCabrera, Detroit, 49; Donaldson, Oakland, 48; Moss, Oakland, 46; JAbreu, Chicago, 42; Bautista, Toronto, 40; Brantley, Cleveland, 40. Doubles Hosmer, Kansas City, 20; Plouffe, Minnesota, 20; Kinsler, Detroit, 19; MiCabrera, Detroit, 18; Pedroia, Boston, 18; Altuve, Houston, 17; Viciedo, Chicago, 16. Triples Rios, Texas, 6; Bourn, Cleveland, 4; Trout, Los Angeles, 4; 9 tied at 3. Stolen Bases Altuve, Houston, 20; RDavis, Detroit, 16; Ellsbury, New York, 15; AEscobar, Kansas City, 15; Andrus, Texas, 13; Gardner, New York, 13; Dozier, Minnesota, 12. Pitching Buehrle, Toronto, 10-1; Tanaka, New York, 8-1; Porcello, Detroit, 8-2; FHernandez, Seattle, 7-1; Gray, Oakland, 6-1; PHughes, Minnesota, 6-1; Kazmir, Oakland, 6-2. ERA Tanaka, New York, 2.06; Darvish, Texas, 2.08; Buehrle, Toronto, 2.10; Kazmir, Oakland, 2.36; Gray, Oakland, 2.45; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.57; Keuchel, Houston, 2.70. Strikeouts Kluber, Cleveland, 95; Lester, Boston, 95; Price, Tampa Bay, 90; Scherzer, Detroit, 89; Tanaka, New York, 88; Darvish, Texas, 83; FHernandez, Seattle, 83.

Sunday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota 001 000 006 — 7 10 0 New York 000 200 000 — 2 3 0 P.Hughes, Thielbar (9) and K.Suzuki; Whitley, Betances (6), Warren (8), Dav.Robertson (9), Daley (9), Thornton (9) and McCann. W—P.Hughes 6-1. L—Dav.Robertson 0-2. HRs—Minnesota, Willingham (3). Kan. City 000 000 000 — 0 6 1 Toronto 010 100 02x — 4 10 0 Guthrie, Crow (8) and S.Perez; Buehrle, Loup (9) and D.Navarro. W—Buehrle 10-1. L—Guthrie 2-5. HRs—Toronto, D.Navarro (3), Encarnacion (19). Tampa Bay 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Boston 000 300 10x — 4 7 1 Bedard, Boxberger (5), Oviedo (7), Balfour (8) and J.Molina, Solis; Lester, Mujica (8), Uehara (9) and D.Ross. W—Lester 6-6. L—Bedard 2-4. Baltimore 021 006 000 — 9 12 0 Houston 000 100 120 — 4 8 0 W.Chen, Brach (6), Guilmet (8), Matusz (9) and Hundley; Feldman, Fields (6), Clemens (7), D.Downs (9) and Corporan. W—W.Chen 6-2. L— Feldman 3-3. HRs—Baltimore, Lough (1), Machado (3). Houston, M.Dominguez (8).

Sunday’s Games Cleveland 6, Colorado 4 Atlanta 4, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Texas 2, Washington 0 Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 0 Chicago White Sox 4, San Diego 1 San Francisco 8, St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 4, Arizona 3 Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Dodgers 3

LAA 000 020 100 — 3 7 2 Oakland 004 011 00x — 6 12 0 Weaver, Morin (7), Frieri (8) and Conger; Gray, Otero (7), Gregerson (8), Doolittle (9) and Vogt. W—Gray 6-1. L—Weaver 6-4. Sv—Doolittle (5). HRs—Oakland, Lowrie (4).

Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Colon 4-5) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-2) at Miami (Wolf 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-4), 5:20 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-4), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-7) at San Diego (Stauffer 2-1), 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Tulowitzki Col 54 180 45 Puig LAD 51 195 32 Pagan SF 52 199 31 MaAdams StL 52 194 16 Utley Phi 50 203 31 Lucroy Mil 52 199 20 Pollock Ari 52 177 28 CGomez Mil 51 201 36 Stanton Mia 56 209 40 Blackmon Col 55 203 36

ERA Cueto, Cincinnati, 1.68; Hudson, San Francisco, 1.75; Teheran, Atlanta, 1.83; Greinke, Los Angeles, 2.18; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.32; Cashner, San Diego, 2.35; Wacha, St. Louis, 2.45. Strikeouts Cueto, Cincinnati, 92; Strasburg, Washington, 90; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 85; Wainwright, St. Louis, 81; Kennedy, San Diego, 81; Greinke, Los Angeles, 76; Wacha, St. Louis, 75. Saves Street, San Diego, 17; FrRodriguez, Milwaukee, 17; Romo, San Francisco, 17; Rosenthal, St. Louis, 16; Jansen, Los Angeles, 16; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 15; AReed, Arizona, 14.

H 63 67 65 63 65 63 56 63 65 63

Pct. .350 .344 .327 .325 .320 .317 .316 .313 .311 .310

Home Runs Stanton, Miami, 16; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 14; JUpton, Atlanta, 13; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 12; Reynolds, Milwaukee, 12; Gattis, Atlanta, 11; CGomez, Milwaukee, 11; Howard, Philadelphia, 11; Morse, San Francisco, 11; Puig, Los Angeles, 11. Runs Batted In Stanton, Miami, 51; Puig, Los Angeles, 40; Howard, Philadelphia, 39; Blackmon, Colorado, 38; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 38; Morse, San Francisco, 38; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 37; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 37. Doubles Goldschmidt, Arizona, 22; Utley, Philadelphia, 22; Lucroy, Milwaukee, 21; Arenado, Colorado, 17; Byrd, Philadelphia, 17; HRamirez, Los Angeles, 17; 5 tied at 16. Triples Yelich, Miami, 5; DGordon, Los Angeles, 4; Pollock, Arizona, 4; Rendon, Washington, 4; ASimmons, Atlanta, 4; 15 tied at 3. Stolen Bases DGordon, Los Angeles, 34; BHamilton, Cincinnati, 20; EYoung, New York, 17; Revere, Philadelphia, 15; Bonifacio, Chicago, 12; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 12; ECabrera, San Diego, 11; CGomez, Milwaukee, 11; Pagan, San Francisco, 11. Pitching Greinke, Los Angeles, 8-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 8-3; Lohse, Milwaukee, 7-1; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 7-3; Simon, Cincinnati, 7-3; Hudson, San Francisco, 6-2; Ryu, Los Angeles, 6-2.

Detroit 000 000 000 — 0 3 1 Seattle 100 020 10x — 4 11 0 Scherzer, Coke (7), Knebel (8) and Holaday; Elias and Zunino. W—Elias 4-4. L—Scherzer 6-2. HRs— Seattle, B.Miller (4). INTERLEAGUE Colorado 021 000 100 — 4 7 2 Cleveland 301 000 002 — 6 7 1 Chacin, Kahnle (6), Brothers (7), Logan (8), Ottavino (9) and Pacheco; Tomlin, Outman (6), Shaw (7), Rzepczynski (8), Atchison (9) and Kottaras. W—Atchison 2-0. L—Ottavino 0-2. HRs—Colorado, Dickerson (7). Cleveland, Bourn (2). Texas 000 000 110 — 2 10 0 Wash. 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Darvish, Soria (9) and Gimenez; Roark, Storen (8), Blevins (8), R.Soriano (9) and W.Ramos. W— Darvish 5-2. L—Roark 3-4. Sv—Soria (11). HRs— Texas, L.Martin (3). San Diego 000 010 000 — 1 2 0 Chicago 010 012 00x — 4 6 0 Stults, Quackenbush (7), Thayer (8) and Rivera; Sale and Flowers. W—Sale 5-0. L—Stults 2-6. HRs—San Diego, Headley (5). Chicago, Konerko (3), Flowers (4). NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 002 000 002 — 4 9 0 Miami 020 000 000 — 2 7 0 Harang, A.Wood (7), S.Simmons (9) and Gattis; Eovaldi, Cishek (9) and Mathis. W—A.Wood 5-5. L—Cishek 4-2. Sv—S.Simmons (1). HRs—Atlanta, Gattis (11). Miami, Ozuna (10). ——— NYM 000 101 000 02 — 4 8 0 Phila. 000 200 000 01 — 3 9 2 (11 innings) Niese, Rice (9), Black (9), Edgin (10), Mejia (11) and d’Arnaud; Hamels, C.Jimenez (8), Papelbon (9), De Fratus (10), Aumont (11) and Ruiz. W—Edgin 1-0. L—Aumont 0-1. Sv—Mejia (6). HRs—New York, Duda (8). Philadelphia, Howard (11), Byrd (8). Chicago 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Milwaukee 215 010 00x — 9 9 0 Samardzija, Grimm (4), Schlitter (6), Russell (8) and Castillo, Jo.Baker; Lohse and Lucroy. W—Lohse 7-1. L—Samardzija 1-5. HRs—Milwaukee, Braun (9), Gennett (3). San Fran. 402 101 000 — 8 14 0 St. Louis 000 000 000 — 0 4 1 T.Hudson, J.Lopez (8), Huff (9) and Posey, H.Sanchez; Lynn, C.Martinez (4), Maness (7), Motte (9) and T.Cruz. W—T.Hudson 6-2. L—Lynn 6-3.

Golf Memorial Sunday At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,392; Par: 72 (x-won on first playoff hole) Final x-H. Matsuyama $1,116,000 70-67-69-69 Kevin Na $669,600 72-69-70-64 Bubba Watson $421,600 66-69-69-72 Chris Kirk $272,800 66-70-74-68 Adam Scott $272,800 69-70-68-71 Ben Curtis $215,450 69-71-69-70 Steve Stricker $215,450 71-70-70-68 Luke Guthrie $167,400 75-69-66-70 Bill Haas $167,400 73-67-72-68 Thorbjorn Olesen $167,400 71-67-74-68 Charl Schwartzel $167,400 72-69-67-72 Brendon Todd $167,400 71-68-69-72 Scott Brown $124,000 70-69-71-71 Paul Casey $124,000 66-66-76-73 Jason Allred, $102,300 74-68-74-66 Billy Horschel $102,300 71-69-68-74 Matt Kuchar $102,300 74-69-69-70 Rory McIlroy $102,300 63-78-69-72 Jason Dufner $65,238 71-69-71-72 Ernie Els $65,238 70-72-69-72 Martin Flores $65,238 69-68-75-71 Jim Furyk $65,238 73-68-72-70 Charley Hoffman $65,238 69-72-73-69 Ryan Moore $65,238 68-70-72-73 Bo Van Pelt $65,238 72-72-66-73 Jordan Spieth $65,238 69-72-67-75

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Andrew Svoboda $65,238 K.J. Choi $38,647 Brendon de Jonge $38,647 Robert Garrigus $38,647 David Hearn $38,647 Hunter Mahan $38,647 Daniel Summerhays $38,647 Scott Langley $38,647 Kevin Stadler $38,647 Robert Streb $38,647 Aaron Baddeley $25,420 Keegan Bradley $25,420 Jason Day $25,420 Billy Hurley III $25,420 Marc Leishman $25,420 Justin Thomas, $25,420 Michael Thompson $25,420 Cameron Tringale $25,420 Camilo Villegas $25,420

72-69-68-74 73-71-72-68 73-69-69-73 72-70-70-72 71-73-69-71 68-70-73-73 74-70-68-72 72-66-67-79 72-71-68-73 72-67-69-76 69-74-70-72 67-75-70-73 72-69-70-74 73-70-74-68 71-68-73-73 73-68-72-72 67-76-72-70 73-70-70-72 71-68-72-74

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LPGA-Shoprite Classic Scores Sunday At Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Course Galloway Township, N.J. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,177; Par: 71 Final Stacy Lewis, $225,000 67-63-67 — Christina Kim, $138,527 64-67-72 — Haeji Kang, $72,998 68-67-69 — Anna Nordqvist, $72,998 69-65-70 — Gerina Piller, $72,998 67-67-70 — Jennifer Johnson, $72,998 62-70-72 —

283 284 284 284 284 284 284 284 284 284 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

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Julieta Granada, $42,851 Meena Lee, $31,399 Azahara Munoz, $31,399 Shanshan Feng, $31,399 Karrie Webb, $31,399 Inbee Park, $31,399 Joanna Klatten, $21,590 Mo Martin, $21,590 Mina Harigae, $21,590 Suzann Pettersen, $21,590 Na Yeon Choi, $21,590 Haru Nomura, $21,590

71-66-68 70-70-66 69-71-66 74-65-67 69-70-67 66-70-70 70-71-66 70-71-66 68-72-67 70-70-67 66-71-70 63-73-71

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PGA Champions-Principal Charity Classic Sunday At Wakonda Club Des Moinse, Iowa Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 6,910; Par: 72 (x-won on second playoff hole) Final x-Tom Pernice Jr. (263), $262,50068-67-69 — Doug Garwood (154), $154,000 68-65-71 — Michael Allen (96), $95,813 68-66-71 — Mark Calcavecchia (96), $95,813 66-69-70 — Bill Glasson (96), $95,813 72-69-64 — Jay Haas (96), $95,813 69-69-67 — Joe Durant (63), $63,000 69-67-70 — Bobby Clampett (53), $52,500 67-72-68 — Tom Lehman (53), $52,500 69-68-70 — Bart Bryant (42), $42,000 71-69-68 — Jeff Hart (42), $42,000 70-68-70 — Duffy Waldorf (42), $42,000 70-70-68 — Steve Lowery (0), $33,250 67-70-72 —

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Matsuyama makes good at Memorial GETS FIRST PGA WIN IN PLAYOFF AFTER WILD FINISH AT MUIRFIELD VILLAGE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBLIN, Ohio — With every swing, Hideki Matsuyama appeared to join a cast of top players throwing away a chance to win the Memorial. A tee shot in the water on the 16th for double bogey. An approach over the back of the green on the 17th that led to bogey. And then a drive to the right that made the Japanese star so disgusted that he lightly slammed his club into the turf, and the head of the driver broke off. The ball hit a tree and took one last bounce back into the fairway, and Matsuyama seized on the break. He took dead aim with a 7-iron to just outside 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Kevin Na, and then won for the first time in America with a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole. “Right from the 15th hole, I had a lot of missed shots,” Matsuyama said. “The double bogey at 16, bogey at 17, not a real good tee shot — I thought — at 18. But when I saw the ball on the fairway on the 18th hole there, that’s when I was able to think I still have a chance.” The 22-year-old Matsuyama earned validation as one of the game’s bright young stars Sunday by closing with a 3-under 69 and making two clutch putts on the 18th hole for his sixth career victory, the previous five on the Japan Golf Tour. This was his first win against a field of the world’s top players. “I just think you’ve just seen the start of what’s going to be truly one of your world’s great players over the next 10 to 15 years,” tournament host Jack Nicklaus said. Nicklaus spent much of the back nine in the broadcast booth, and it was a brand of golf that was unfamiliar to golf’s greatest champion. The Memorial became only the latest event where proven players faltered badly. Masters champion Bubba Watson had a one-shot lead with five holes to play. He was 3 over the rest of the way. Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world, was tied for the lead until playing the last seven holes in 4 over. “The whole thing is frustrating as

I stand here right now,” Scott said after his 71. “But everyone is going to feel like that. We all could have done something different. If we all did, who knows what the result would be?” Scott fell apart by hitting one shot into the water, taking two shots to get out of a bunker and losing all hope when his third shot to the par-5 15th hit the pin and caromed back into the fairway, leading to a bogey. Watson dropped three shots by hooking two tee shots. The most damaging was his drive on the 15th that was so high, so powerful and so far right that it cleared the trees and went into a neighbourhood, leading a double bogey. Needing a birdie on the 18th, his shot looked good until it took one small hop and stayed in the rough. A few inches closer and it would have fed down the slope for a short birdie chance. He closed with a 72 and finished third, moving him to No. 3 in the world ahead of the injured Tiger Woods. “It’s tough,” Watson said, who was going for his third win of the year. “I made one bad decision. If I hit 4-wood off the tee instead of driver on the par 5, we make 5 and we win by one. But I made double, so we lost by one.” Na finished his round of 64 about two hours earlier. He was in the clubhouse at Muirfield Village, leaning against two pillows on a sofa as he watched the calamity unfold, even joking he might win by not hitting another shot. Thanks to Matsuyama, he had to. And it wasn’t pretty. Na hooked his tee shot on the 18th in the playoff, and it went into the creek. He still had 10 feet for bogey when Matsuyama made the winning putt. Na did not speak to reporters. A PGA Tour official tracked him down in the parking lot, and he gave credit to Matsuyama for making a great putt. Adding to the bizarre ending was how Matsuyama played the extra hole. It was not an angry slam of the driver after his tee shot on the 18th in regulation, and he was shocked to see the head fall off. He could have replaced the club because the playoff is not considered part of the round, but he had no replacement.

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, celebrates after winning the Memorial golf tournament in a playoff on Sunday, in Dublin, Ohio.

Victory vaults Stacy Lewis to top of world rankings

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Stacy Lewis kisses the trophy after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament in Galloway Township, N.J., Sunday. Lewis shot 16-under-par, 197 to win the tournament.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Stacy Lewis is back on top. And this time, she’s ready to stay there for a while. Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park, finishing with a 4-under 67 for a six-stroke victory. No. 1 for four weeks early last year, Lewis ended Park’s 59-week run in the top spot. “It feels great,” Lewis said. “I feel like I’ve played a lot of good, consistent golf over the last year and I felt like I deserve to be here. I didn’t feel like I stumbled into it.” Lewis finished at 16-under 197 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club and earned $225,000 for her second victory of the year and 10th overall. Also the 2012 winner at Seaview, she won the North Texas LPGA Shootout last month after finishing second six times in her previous 16 events since winning the Women’s British Open in August. She joins Sorenstam (1998, 2002, 2005), Juli Inkster (1986, 1988) and Betsy King (1987, 1995, 2001) as the only multiple winners in the tournament. “That’s a pretty good list of people there,” Lewis said. “That’s not too bad. Wow, that’s really cool.” Christina Kim was second after a 72, marking her best finish since 2010. Park closed with a 70 to tie for eighth at 7 under. She’s winless in 10 tour starts this season after sweeping the first three majors last year and finishing the season with six victories. “It is a little bit relief not to have the big heavy crown on my head,” Park said. “It’s not the end of the world.” Lewis finished a stroke off the tournament scoring record set by Annika Sorenstam in 1998 and 2005. The 29-year-old Texan opened with a 67 and had a 63 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Kim into the final round. On Sunday, she was hardly threatened, using birdies on the third and fourth holes to open up a twostroke lead before picking up two more consecutive

Tom Pernice Jr. wins playoff in Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES, Iowa — For the second time in less than a year, Tom Pernice Jr. hit a crucial shot on the 17th hole on his way to a victory. This time, Pernice needed one more big shot to secure the win. Pernice birdied the second hole of a suddendeath playoff with Doug Garwood on Sunday to win the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic. “I was calm all day. I played it with the right edge and I stroked it and it went right in the hole,” Pernice said. Pernice won for the third time on the 50-and-over tour, closing with a 3-under 69 to match Garwood at 12-under 204 at Wakonda Club. Garwood, making only his fourth start of the season, birdied the final two holes of regulation for a 71. They played the par-4 18th hole twice in the playoff. Pernice won with a putt from roughly 8 feet after they opened the playoff with matching pars. Pernice’s performance was reminiscent of the 3M Championship last August in Minnesota, when he made a 45-foot putt on No. 17 to win. He chipped in from roughly 30 feet out to take the lead on Sunday, though Garwood matched that birdie and later forced a playoff. “I really hit the ball good all week and really kept the ball in play in the fairway when I needed to and holed some key shots at key times,” Pernice said. Bill Glasson, Jay Haas, Mark Calcavecchia and Michael Allen finished a shot back. Glasson shot 64,

Haas 67, Calcavecchia 70, and Allen 71. Garwood opened the final round with a one-shot lead but needing to win to earn a full Champions Tour card for the next 12 months. A birdie putt from the fringe on the first hole seemed to portend well for his prospects. But Garwood bogeyed three consecutive holes — after going par or better on the first 41 holes of the tournament — and went into the back nine tied for first. Garwood’s fourth bogey of the round, on the par-5 13th hole, appeared to ruin his shot for a career-defining win. But Garwood rallied with clutch birdies on the last two holes to stay alive. Those shots helped Garwood redeem himself for three-putting the final hole of a qualifying tournament with a full exemption at stake in the off-season. “I gave it away at Q-school. Straight gave it away. Here I didn’t feel like I gave it away because I earned it with the birdies on 17 and 18,” Garwood said. Garwood’s troubles made for a crowded leaderboard for much of the day. Glasson began Sunday eight shots off the lead. But he jumped atop the leaderboard with the best round of the tournament and sat around for over two hours waiting to see if he’d end up in a playoff. Haas, a three-time winner of the event, joined him in the clubhouse at 11 under with a birdie on No. 18. Allen also nearly qualified for the playoff before missing a birdie putt on No. 18. Garwood then sent his approach on the final hole over the green, while Pernice stuck his close enough for a relatively easy winner.

birdies to open the back nine — holing a 25-foot putt on No. 10 and a 15-footer on No. 11. Despite her first bogey in 42 holes at No. 12 and then missing two short putts on No. 17 for another bogey, Lewis had built up enough of a cushion to cruise home with the largest margin of victory in the tournament’s 26-year history. “I don’t know what it is about this place,” Lewis said. “It’s just really special to me. I’ve played some really good golf here, and it’s just mind-boggling to think I have 10 wins.” Jennifer Johnson (72), Haeji Kang (69), Anna Nordqvist (70) and Gerina Piller (70) tied for third at 9 under. Johnson opened with a course-record 62 and followed with 70 for a spot in Sunday’s final pairing with Lewis and Kim. But the 22-year-old Californian had a double bogey and two bogeys on the back nine to fall out of contention. Kim had a run of three straight birdies on No. 9-11, but shot 3 over on the final seven holes, including a double bogey on 18. “I hadn’t been in contention in a while so I kind of forgot what it was like having nerves,” Kim said. “And it kind of showed on the last hole.” Lewis smiled and pumped her fist to the crowd as she walked down the fairway at 18, relishing her new place atop the world ranking. Her brief stay as No. 1 last year was a rocky one, with Lewis admitting that she had trouble dealing with the extra obligations that came with the top spot. “With a good team of people around me,” Lewis believes she’s more prepared to handle those duties and be the face of the LPGA Tour. “The last time it was taken away from me in an offweek when we weren’t even playing, so I’m definitely just not going to take it for granted and really enjoy it this time. Now I know all the extra things that come along with it. But I’m ready for it this time.” Karrie Webb, last year’s champion, tied for eighth after a 67. Third-ranked Lydia Ko bounced back from a second-round 75 to shoot 69 and finish at 1 under.

EUROPEAN TOUR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MALMO, Sweden — Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee quickly won a playoff against Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and France’s Victor Dubuisson to clinch the Nordea Masters on Sunday. Jaidee birdied the par-5 18th at PGA Sweden’s Lake Course while Gallacher and Dubuisson could only make par. Earlier, the 44-year-old Jaidee hit six birdies and an eagle three on the 11th to finish in 7-under 65 and an overall 16-under 272 for his sixth European title. “I worked hard today,” Jaidee said. “I started with three birdies in a row, had another one on six, then a good comeback on 11.” He said he was nervous on the last few holes. “The golf course is wide open, you have to hit good golf shots and the weather helped a little bit,” he said.

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BRIEFS Evanecz narrowly misses cut in Vancouver CPGT event VANCOUVER — Mitch Evanecz of Red Deer recorded rounds of 75-68 and narrowly missed the cut in the Canadian Professional Golf Tour’s PC Financial Open at Vancouver. Joel Dahmen of Clarkston, Wash., birdied the final hole to finish Sunday’s round with a 68, good for a one-shot win over British Columbia natives Eugene Wong and Brad Clapp. The win moves Dahmen to the top of the Order of Merit and the race for The Five, who will earn Web.com Tour status for 2014.

McLaren finishes second at Drayton Valley junior golf stop DRAYTON VALLEY — Chandler McLaren of Wolf Creek placed second overall in the boys division of a McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour event Saturday. McLaren carded a 73 to finish two strokes behind Matt McCourt of the host Drayton Valley course. Jared Nichols of Wolf Creek tied for eighth overall with a round of 80 and finished tied for sixth in the category for boys born from 1995 to 1997. Chase Broderson of Lacombe turned in a score of 84 to finish as runner-up in the division for boys born in 2000 and later. ● In the Canadfian Junior Golf Association Nike Golf Junior Series stop at RedTail Landing at Leduc, the Leidenius sisters finished in the top eight. Daria Leidenius placed fifth with an 89-80—169 total while Shaye was eighth at 95-87—1282. Bria Jansen of Cochrane was first with a 75-74—149.

Bantam AAA Braves go 2-1 on weekend The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves posted a 2-1 record in bantam AAA baseball action during the weekend. The Braves opened a two-game set versus the host Lloydminster Twins with a 7-1 victory. Hayley Lalor contributed two hits and walked twice for the Braves, while Connor McCallister had two hits, Zach Olson had an RBI single, stole two bases and scored once, and Ben Lablanc chipped in with a single and RBI double, stole three bases and scored once. In addition, Hunter Leslie drew three walks, Brady Steeves doubled and walked and Ty Moline drove in a run. Jack Henley worked all seven innings on the Red Deer mound, allowing no earned runs on two hits, three walks, and six strikeouts. The Braves prevailed 5-4 in the second game as Henley stroked a single and triple and scored three times, Austin Hammond had two hits and drove in a run, and Andrew MacCuaig chipped in with a single and triple. Darin Foder worked five innings as the Braves’ starting pitcher, allowing three runs on five hits while walking two batters and fanning four. Leblanc mopped up over the final two frames, giving up one run on one hit and a single walk. Servus Credit Union hosted the Okotoks Dawgs Black Sunday and were dumped 12-2 as Olson provided the home team’s offensive highlight with a triple and run scored. MacCuaig went three innings as the Braves’ starter, surrendering nine runs on six hits. He also walked two batters, struck out two and hit a pair. Cooper Jones gave up three runs on five hits over the last three innings. Jones didn’t allow a single walk and hit one batter. The Braves host the Calgary Cubs Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park 2.

Soehn siblings capture gold at national championships OTTAWA — Keegan and Kalena Soehn of the Red Deer Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics Club captured gold medals in the Canadian National Championships which concluded Saturday. Keegan won the Canadian title in the senior men’s double mini trampoline (DMT) event, while Kalena took top honours in national espoir women’s trampoline. Keegan Soehn also finished second in the trampoline event and Kalena earned a silver medal in the women’s DMT team event and was fourth in the individual DMT competition. Meanwhile, Thunder Country teammate Alexandra Potter was fifth in national under-18 women’s DMT and eighth in trampoline, and Logan Chaput was seventh in national espoir men’s DMT and 15th in trampoline. Potter and Chaput also picked up silver medals in the men’s and women’s team trampoline events. In addition, Zachary Blakely placed seventh in national espoir men’s DMT and 11th in trampoline, and Madeline Potter finished 19th in national U18 women’s trampoline. Blakely and Chaput placed fourth in the national men’s synchronized trampoline event.

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Dion Clifford of the Red Deer Titans fends off a tackle by his Lethbridge Rugby Club opponent Saturday afternoon at the Titans Rugby Park. The Titans knocked off the visitors 39-22 in a Calgary Rugby Union Second Division men’s match. Earlier, the Titans Third Division squad ripped the visiting Calgary Knights 59-5.

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NHL assistant coach Bob Woods has been named the Saskatoon Blades’ new GM and head coach. Woods, a native of Leroy, had been an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks under Bruce Boudreau since Dec. 2, 2011. The 46-year-old was also on Boudreau’s staff for more than two years with the Washington Capitals. The Blades confirmed the announcement Sunday on their Twitter account after Colin Priestner, the team’s managing partner, declined comment when The StarPhoenix reached him earlier in the day about the hiring. Sources initially told The StarPhoenix that the announcement would be made at a Monday press conference. Before joining Boudreau in Washington, Woods guided its AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, to a Calder Cup championship in 2009. Woods compiled an 83-47-15 record in two seasons with the Bears. Blades owner Mike Priestner told The StarPhoenix in March that the new head coach had to have previous head coaching experience. Since purchasing the Blades

from the Brodsky family last September, the Priestners have expressed a desire to see the team play an up-tempo, offensive brand of hockey. The Ducks scored 266 goals in the regular season in 2013-14, one fewer than Chicago for most in the NHL. Both Priestners said the new hire had to have a championshipwinning pedigree. Woods won the Calder Cup with Hershey as an assistant coach under Boudreau in 2006 and as player in 1997. A former member of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings, Woods was drafted 201st overall in the 1988 NHL draft by the New Jersey Devils. The defenceman spent most of his playing career in the ECHL, amassing 159 goals and 523 points. He won the Kelly Cup with the Mississippi Sea Wolves under Boudreau in 1999. Woods was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2012. One of his sons, Brendan, is a prospect in the Carolina Hurricanes system. The Blades had undergone an extensive search to fill their hockey operations positions after the contract of former coach

Despite collective bargaining impasse, CFL training camps opened Sunday BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CFL training camps opened Sunday amid the uncertainty of a potential players’ strike. Veterans reported for the start of two-a-day workouts three days after negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement broke down for the second time in as many weeks. The old deal expired at midnight ET on Thursday, the two sides haven’t met since and have no new talks scheduled. The CFL Players’ Association has mailed strike ballots to its members but Alberta labour laws could push the start of a strike into next week. For defensive back Eric Fraser, a union rep for the expansion Ottawa Redblacks, that’s a good thing. “That’s a lot of time for the (CFLPA) executive and CFL to sit back down and hammer something out,” he said. “I don’t think we’re too far away right now, but tough decisions are going to have to be made on our end and their end and hopefully we

can nail something out and everyone leaves the negotiating table a little upset because they think they gave up a little too much.” There has been one strike since the formation of the CFLPA in 1965. That was in ’74 when a new agreement was reached during training camp without the loss of regular-season games. The 2014 regular season is scheduled to kick off June 26. Despite the huge cloud hanging over the league, Fraser is confident a deal will be reached. “I have 100 per cent confidence there would be no lockout or strike like (2012 in the NHL) in the CFL,” he said. “You just can’t do it. “A good deal is going to get done here and I think that’s positive.” The CFL and players met for 17 hours over two days last week but money remains a major stumbling block after the league signed a five-year TV deal with TSN said to be worth a whopping $42 million annually this off-season. That deal alone would reportedly net teams an extra $2.7 mil-

lion in 2014. The CFLPA is looking for the salary cap — which was $4.4 million last year — to increase to $5.8 million, with a $4.8 million minimum. The league has countered with a $5-million cap offer and boosting the average stipend to $96,000 from $92,917. The players have amended their revenue-sharing stance. Instead of requesting specific percentages on gate, television and sponsorship revenues, the CFLPA proposed a fixed cap for at least two years. After the second if league revenues increased by more than $12 million — excluding the Grey Cup — the two sides would renegotiate the cap or the CBA would be terminated at season’s end. The league would renegotiate the cap if revenues increased by $27 million or more in the third year. Cohon, who called the CFL’s proposal last week it’s last and best, has repeatedly stated owners won’t agree to any revenue-sharing offer because league revenues and profits aren’t enough for the model to work effectively.

LACROSSE Luke Flett fired three goals to lead the Blackfalds Silverbacks to a 12-3 thumping of the visiting Calgary Irish in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League senior C men’s action Friday. Dylon Cardinal, Troy Klaus and Justin Kinnear each netted a pair of goals for the winners, who got singles from Scott Ebbert, Adrian Drechsler and Geordin Flett. Junior B tier 1 The Red Deer TBS Rampage dropped both weekend games in overtime, losing 11-10 to the Edmonton Warriors on Saturday and 8-7 to the St. Albert Crude on Sunday. Reid Swier scored five times against the Warriors with Connor Hartley adding two goals and Ryan Beatson, Dawson Reykdal and Davis Reykdal one each. Brendan Machan and Darrian Banack shared the goaltending. Beatson had a pair of goals against the Crude with singles added by Brandyn Blain, Pearce Just, Cole deGraaf, Adam Ferguson and Davis Reykdal. Banck was in goal. Junior B tier 2 The Red Deer Renegades posted a pair of one-sided victories during the weekend, blasting the host Innisfail Yetti 143 and rolling over the visiting

Dave Struch was not renewed in March and general manager Lorne Molleken parted ways with the organization. The Blades, rebuilding from hosting the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup, finished with the third-worst record in the WHL and CHL at 16-51-2-3 last season. Colin Priestner said last month that the hiring committee, which also included team president Steve Hogle, had spoken with approximately 100 applicants to fill the vacancies. Hogle said Woods was the only person that was offered the job. Another source told The StarPhoenix that the group considered Tim Hunter and Perry Pearn, two longtime NHL assistant coaches. Hunter, who was last an assistant with the Washington Capitals, has interviewed for the Vancouver Giants’ vacant head coaching position, according to radio station News 1130. A third source told The StarPhoenix that former Blades players Glen Gulutzan and Jason Christie were also interviewed. Gulutzan, however, was retained as an assistant coach by the Vancouver Canucks when John Tortorella was fired last month. Gulutzan served as a temporary assistant coach for the Blades during the Memorial Cup while he was between NHL jobs. Strathmore Venom 17-2 to improved their record to 7-1. Justin Moltzahn netted three goals and picked up two assists at Innisfail. Kane Weik also scored three times, while Tyler Schumacher, Nate Bellanger and Kole Weik each tallied twice and Tucker Kambeitz and Rhett Ritter rounded out the Red Deer scoring. Jeff Sebastian scored all three Innisfail goals. Cody Rush recorded a hat trick versus Strathmore, while Ryan Margetts also scored three goals, Bellanger and Kane Weik each had two and Ryan Svederus, Moltzahn, Aiden Wilson, Logan Sinclair, Kole Weik, Chase Boswell and Carter Copeland-Blair also tallied. Jared Ferguson was solid between the Renegades’ pipes in both games. On Friday, the Yetti got goals from Sebastian, Dallas Steinbach, Marshal Smyth, Brandon Posner and Aric Bosomworth in a 21-5 loss to the host Calgary Wranglers. Elsewhere, the Lacoka Locos dropped a 13-12 decision to the Strathmore Venom after tieing the game with 90 seconds remaining. Dustin Bell sniped six goals and added a pair of assists for the Locos, while Riley Workman scored six goals and added one helper and Carson Barnes picked up five assists. Midget affiliate Cooper Smyth had three helpers.


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Second time’s the charm for Castroneves BRAZILIAN WINS SECOND OF TWO DETROIT RACES, SAME PLACE HE GOT FIRST VICTORY INDYCAR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — Helio Castroneves celebrated in his signature style, climbing a fence, in the same place where he did it for the first time many years ago. Castroneves’ crew joined him above the track in front of roaring fans and it was fitting because his behind-thescenes teammates helped him have his way with the competition. “I did not expect that,” he said after easily winning the second Detroit Grand Prix race of the weekend Sunday, finishing 1.6836 seconds ahead of Penske Racing teammate Will Power. “They deserved it. “That was great to see them there.” It was here in Detroit where Castroneves raced to the first of his 29 victories in 2000 and scaled the safety fence. And, the 39-year-old Brazilian is still winning and climbing with more composure. “I was able to hold my emotions better,” he said. “I guess I’m getting older.” Team owner and unofficial race promoter Roger Penske was not a part of the fence-climbing celebration, but he had to be one of the happiest guys on Belle Isle because Castroneves and Power finished first and second. “You dream about these weekends,” Penske said. “To be as strong as we were and see both guys in the winner’s circle.” Castroneves’ lead was so large that when he made his final pit stop on Lap

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Helio Castroneves kisses his car in the winners circle after his victory in the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit Sunday. 49 he still was ahead when he got back on the track. The competition got closer after cautions led to restarts with seven and three laps left, but Castroneves could not be caught in part because Power did not want to risk ruining his teammate’s path to victory by possibly hitting him. “Because of Roger, I definitely wasn’t going to race him hard,” Power said. Castroneves has 29 IndyCar victories, tying Rick Mears for 11th on the

career. “Oh, really?” Castroneves asked. “Wow. What an honour.” Castroneves finished 0.060 seconds behind Ryan Hunter-Reay last week in the Indianapolis 500 in his bid to join Mears as a four-time winner in openwheel racing’s signature event. Power won Saturday and played a big part in a sloppy start Sunday. He was penalized for avoidable contact on the opening lap, failing to turn right and causing Josef Newgarden to hit him from behind to trigger a three-

car crash. That led to the first of two cautions within the first ten laps after a false start briefly delayed the race beginning. Despite a drive-through penalty, Power was able to pull into contention later in the race with aggressive moves. No one, though, was faster than Castroneves. Hunter-Reay, meanwhile, had a poor ending to a rough weekend after the biggest win of his career. He started 21st in the 22-car field on Saturday and Sunday because of crashes. Hunter-Reay ended the first race by crashing on the final lap and the second one did not last as long due to an electrical problem knocking him out after 61 laps. “You name it, we had the problem this weekend,” he said. “I’m just glad to be getting out of here.” Hunter-Reay left Detroit — heading to New York for an appearance Monday night with David Letterman — without the IndyCar points lead. He entered the weekend with a 40-point lead on Power and exits it in third, 27 points behind Power and eight more behind Castroneves. “Major hit,” Hunter-Reay acknowledged. Honda had dominated the Detroit Grand Prix the previous two years — in the shadow of Chevy’s world headquarters — and had the fastest car last week at the Indy 500. The engine manufacture did not fare better than fifth on Sunday with James Hinchcliffe following Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon. Pole-sitter Takuma Sato was spun twice, dropping him to 18th.

Johnson dominates again for ninth Dover victory DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won. A week after shaking off a lengthy winless streak by his championship standards, Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway. He followed last week’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run at Dover, extending his track victory record to nine. Johnson was the class of the field in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes to repair a pothole in the concrete track. “Whatever they put in the pothole, it worked awfully well,” Johnson said. His No. 48 Chevrolet was even better. Johnson led 272 of 400 laps, and won consecutive races for the 13th time. The six-time Cup champion swept Dover in 2002 and 2009 and won races in 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin. “For sure, when you come to Dover, it’s always the 48,” Kenseth said. “We’ve got to figure out how to get ahead of him.” Good luck. Johnson’s checkered flag celebrations at Dover have seemingly become a rite of the NASCAR season. He became Dover’s career leader in laps led when he hit the 2,802 mark, and again stamped himself as contender for a series-tying seventh championship.

NASCAR “It’s amazing that we can stay on top of things here with the different generation car, different rules, different tires,” Johnson said. “This place just fits my style and (crew chief) Chad Knaus’ style.” His lone regret, that owner Rick Hendrick was not at the track. Johnson is heating up right as the NASCAR heads into its summer schedule. Up next, Pocono, where Johnson won last season and has two other wins. “We can get on a roll,” he said. “We’ve got some good tracks ahead of us.” Johnson had some wondering what was wrong after an 0 for 11 start to the season. Turned out, it was nothing racing at some of his favourite tracks couldn’t fix. But Johnson also revealed he had surgery to repair three hernias at the end of last season, which cost the No. 48 team testing time. “We felt like it was time to shut things down and let the team kind of recoup,” he said. Johnson never left any doubt his No. 48 Chevrolet was the car to beat, the only drama coming when the race was stopped 160 laps into the race after Ryan Newman’s car pulled up chunks of the track that kicked back and damaged Jamie McMurray’s car. The race was soon stopped and crews weren’t allowed to work on the cars. McMurray’s plea for an exception was denied. “It killed the front-end,” he said. “Our guys did a really good job recov-

Theisen-Eaton sets record but falls short in heptathlon at Hypo Meeting BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOETZIS, Austria — A record setting performance by Canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton still wasn’t enough at the IAAF Hypo Meeting. Katarina Johnson-Thompson won the women’s heptathlon for the fourth British victory in five years at the Hypo Meet on Sunday after Jessica EnnisHill dominated the event from 2010-12. Ranked third before the final discipline, Johnson-Thompson came second in the 800 metres to overtake leader Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium and Theisen-Eaton, last year’s winner. Johnson-Thompson won the long jump with a 6.70-metre effort and finished the competition with a personal best of 6,682 points to beat runner-up Theisen-Eaton, who set a Canadian record with 6,641. “I am disappointed,” Theisen-Eaton said. “I am not satisfied with my personal best because I still have something left in me.

GIRO D’ITALIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runnerup finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. “It’s really emotional,” Quintana said. “I didn’t think there would be so many Colombians here today. It was

“I just wanted it so badly.” Theisen-Eaton surpassed the record of 6,599 points set in 2012 by Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont. Dafne Schippers was third with a new Dutch best mark of 6,545 points, edging fellow Dutchwoman Nadine Broersen by 9 points. Thiam dropped to fifth with 6,508. “The current level in heptathlon is so high I didn’t think I could win in this field,” Johnson-Thompson said. “The javelin was a big surprise for me, and the 200 metres went very well.” Later, Olympic silver medallist Trey Hardee won the men’s decathlon in the American’s first completed event since finishing runner-up at the 2012 London Games. Hardee, who won the 100 metres and the 110 hurdles, set a year’s best mark of 8,518 points to beat European under-23 champion Kai Kazmirek of Germany by 47 points. Another German, Rico Freimuth, took third with 8,317. incredible seeing how much support and how many banners there were.” One such banner held aloft during the podium celebration with the Colombian flag on it read, “The Giro is ours. Gracias muchachos.” Fabio Aru, a 23-year-old Italian who is also considered a top rider for the future, finished third overall, 4:04 back. Quintana took the pink jersey by winning the grueling 16th stage over the Gavia and Stelvio climbs then also took the 19th leg, a mountain time trial. Quintana finished second to Chris Froome in last year’s Tour. While he isn’t planning to enter the French race this year, he has designs on winning it next year. “We need to look at our plans carefully,” Quintana said.

ering here putting all the stuff on and we salvaged what we could.” More pieces of the track flew up and cracked a window on the pedestrian crossover bridge. NASCAR officials and safety crews went to work on the potholes and applied a quick-drying concrete mix. Cup races were infamously delayed by potholes at Martinsville in 2004 and the 2010 Daytona 500. McMurray won at Daytona in 2010. “It started to come back up at the end, but I didn’t think it was a major issue,” Keselowski said. “It was definitely a major issue at first when it happened. I could feel it when I was

driving over it, and you knew it was only going to get worse.” Kevin Harvick might have wished for a longer delay. Harvick’s lead at the red flag evaporated because of a flat tire not long after racing resumed and he fell two laps behind Johnson. Harvick worked his way back into a 17th-place finish. Kyle Busch led the first 81 laps before Johnson passed him. Busch’s bid for a tripleheader sweep at Dover would soon end when the No. 18 Toyota slammed into the outside wall. Bowyer moved into Busch’s line, which caused him to wreck 124 laps into the race. “It was one of those deals where I thought I was clear, obviously, and wasn’t and ruined his day and certainly didn’t help mine,” Bowyer said.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Henry Burris could be seen shaking hands and signing autographs for eager fans long after his teammates had left the field. The Ottawa Redblacks quarterback flashed his signature grin for every single fan and showed no sign of wanting to rush off on Sunday. It was clear he was just enjoying the moment. When the 38-year-old, who turns 39 on Wednesday, signed with the Redblacks back in February he said he was committed to being an active member of the community and so far he’s living up to his word. “I looked forward to coming here and doing what it takes,” said Burris. “I want to be a spokesperson with the rest of the guys to get people excited because I’m excited to be here in Ottawa and I look forward to sharing that with everybody.” Sunday was the first day of training camp for the Redblacks and Burris, along with a number of his teammates, admitted it felt pretty special to be part of something new. “This is special, no doubt about it,” said Burris. “Seeing the fans watching practice and kids lined up it just shows you how ecstatic fans are to have football back in this city.” It’s been nine years since CFL football was last played in Ottawa and the Redblacks are looking to make an instant impact, largely due to Burris’ presence. It’s hard not to get caught up in Burris’ energy. When he talks about his new team it’s with excitement and enthusiasm and not the guarded optimism one might expect from someone about to lead an expansion franchise. “We’ve got some good talent here,” said Burris. “I think we’re going to be competitive and we’ll be fun to watch.” Landing Burris gave the Redblacks instant credibility. After 15 seasons and 226 games in the CFL, Burris is among the league’s career leaders in passing. His 324 touchdown passes, 3,672 completions and 51,529 total yards rank fourth amongst leaders. In addition he’s a two-time Grey Cup champion and was named the Grey Cup MVP in 2008. “It makes all the difference in the world having (Burris) back there,” said wide receiver Aaron

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Toronto Argonauts star running back Chad Kackert has retired. The team says Kackert will be its new strength and conditioning coach. Kackert, the 2012 Grey Cup MVP, suffered a broken ankle late last season. Argos coach Scott Milanovich says it became clear to the Argos and Kackert “that his leg injury would prevent him from competing at a high level.” “We believe his experience will be valuable to our players in helping them prepare themselves physically each week,” Milanovich said. In three seasons, Kackert recorded 228 carries for 1,467 yards with 12 touchdowns, along with 50 catches for 454 yards and two touchdowns. “It remains my primary goal to do my part in helping to get Toronto back to the Grey Cup,” said Kackert. “Because I’ve suffered a serious injury, my part will not be played directly on the field but as a strength and conditioning coach.”

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Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris throws the ball at the first day of CFL training camp at Keith Harris Stadium in Ottawa on Sunday. Hargreaves. “A quarterback is the centre-piece of any team so to have a guy like that with his experience, arm strength and composure he has is definitely beneficial.” Hargreaves believes Burris’ experience will be extremely beneficial come game time, but says the QB’s enthusiasm can’t be overlooked. “The fact that he loves the game and is all smiles and is out here to have a good time is great, but at the same time he’s all business,” said Hargreaves. “He has that veteran presence and can really settle the huddle down and get the guys focused on the job at hand. “Having a guy like Henry puts us that much ahead of the curve and on par with any other offence in the league.” Many might wonder why Burris would choose to sign with a new team at this stage of his career, but for the married father of two boys the decision was fairly simple. It came down to family. With relatives in Springfield, Mass., Burris will finally have the opportunity to play before family and friends. “It was important to my wife Nicole and I that our boys have

the opportunity to spend more time with family,” said Burris. “I think it’s going to be a great experience.” Burris also had a number of close friends from the football community rave about Ottawa as a football destination and says he plans on ensuring he and his teammates embrace all the city has to offer. “I want to find out about all those great restaurants and where to get good poutine,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve heard about BluesFest and want to support the other teams in the city. This is going to be home for my family and a lot of other guys.” With that in mind Burris says he plans on being a supportive role model for his teammates whether it be to discuss plays on the field or where to buy a car. “I was fortunate to work with some great guys, guys that gave back to me regardless of where I’ve been. Guys like Jeff Garcia, Brett Favre and Dave Dickinson to a number of different people that I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with,” said Burris. “It was all consistent. Guys worked hard for their own, but also they took opportunities to give it back to you and I want to pass it along to these young guys as well.”

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester is the first team to win three consecutive National Lacrosse League championships. Craig Point scored two goals to lift the Knighthawks to a 3-2 victory over Calgary in a 10-minute minigame after they had forced an extra session by winning Game 2 of the home-and-home set 16-10. Joe Walters also scored for Rochester after Shawn Evans and Curtis Dickson had staked the Roughnecks to a 2-0 lead. Rochester improved to 11-0 at home since its last playoff loss in Blue Cross Arena, way back in 2004. Calgary had won Game 1 by a 10-7 count at home the previous Saturday to kick off the new format.

Lewis Katz, former New Jersey Nets and Devils owner dies in plane crash PHILADELPHIA — Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He was 72. Katz died Saturday night in a Massachusetts crash that claimed six other lives. His death was confirmed Sunday by his son, Drew, and his business partner Harold H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest. Katz grew up in working-class Camden, New Jersey, and worked as a lawyer before earning hundreds of millions of dollars investing in the Kinney Parking empire and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network in New York. He went on to become a major philanthropist in the Philadelphia region. Tributes poured in from prominent figures in sports, media, politics, business and education, reflecting the wide range of his interests and charitable endeavours.

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ROBAK Edward Albert July 30, 1933 - May 28, 2014 Ed passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Lacombe Palliative Care Center on May 28 at the age of 80. Ed, the eldest son of Stan and Mary Robak, and big brother to Genevieve and George, was born and raised on the family farm near St. Francis, AB. While working on the Hart Highway, he met the one he couldn’t let go, and being the ever romantic he was, married Joan Dennis on Valentine’s Day 1958. Work had taken them from northern BC to central BC to northern AB and finally to central AB where they spent the past 38 years. Together they had five children. He will forever be remembered for his sense of humour and “way with words”. He always had a joke or saying to keep everyone entertained. His grandchildren always waited with anticipation for the next “good one”. Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years Joan, his five children Stan (Jo-Anne) of Calgary, Ray (Cindy) of Red Deer, Carol (Jack) of Calgary, Terry (Cheryl) of Grande Prairie and Joyce (Calvin) of Lacombe, as well as 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also had an endless extended family that loved him and called him Dad, Old Bean or Grandpa. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, as well as his mother and father in-law, Jack and Hazel Dennis. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 1:00PM at the Lacombe Memorial Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s honour to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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CAMERON ALAN LEROY Dec. 16, 1938 - May 29, 2014 Alan (Al) Cameron passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014 at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Alan was born at the home of Robert and Katherine Cameron in Elnora, AB. Alan is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 55 years; his children, Janice (Brian) Borle, Bob (Dawn) Cameron, Scott (Cathy) Cameron and Alyson (Troy) Pollitt; his grandchildren Amanda (Jason) Giesbrecht, Clayton (Adrianna) Borle; Paeton, Quinn and Anna Cameron; Reese and Ayden Pollitt; great grandchildren Katelyn and James Giesbrecht and Alida Borle. He will be loving remembered by his sister Myrle Lembicz and family, as well as two nephews residing in Mexico. He is also survived by Marilyn’s brothers Raymond Armstrong and Dennis (Leona) Armstrong and their families. Alan was predeceased by his parents, his sister Janet and his brother Donald; as well as his inlaws Fred and Mabel Armstrong. Al and Marilyn moved to Lacombe in 1967 and spent their years as owners and managers of local businesses and were involved in a variety of community activities. In his semiretirement, Al enjoyed trucking across the continent. As well, he was an active and respected member of the Lacombe Lions Club and in the past, served as a town councillor, a member of the Lacombe Kinsmen Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Freemasons, the Lacombe Curling Club and the Lacombe Flying Club. Many people will remember Al for his sense of humour, his musical talents, wonderful fresh baked bread, jams and pickles, and his zest for life. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Wednesday, June 4 at 3:00 pm. A private, family burial will take place in Elnora at a future date. Donations can be made to the Lion’s Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides), 152 Wilson Street, OAKVILLE ON L6K 0G6; the Lacombe Palliative Care Society, Box 5576, LACOMBE AB T4L 1X2, and/or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca 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”

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IMMED. F/T Administrative Assistant, Req’d for busy • Real Estate conveyancing Lacombe based Business. • Corporate Commercial Caregivers/ This position supports the Firm is prepared to train accounting dept. with Aides a candidate who has general accounting duties, experience in some but not as well as general LIVE-IN Caregiver for 3 all aspects of the position. administrative duties. children (5, 3 & 1 yrs). 44 hrs/wk, $1760/mo. Childcare, Familiarity with ACCPAC, Please submit your resume Word & Excel an asset. light housekeeping, by mail, email or fax to: Fax resume to Room & board $315/mo. 403-342-7447 Call Emma 403-307-6264 Gerig Hamilton Neeland LLP Classifieds...costs so little We are currently seeking a ATTN: Ian D. Milne Saves you so much! well organized and 501, 4901 - 48 Street enthusiastic individual for Buying or Selling Red Deer AB T4N 6M4 general administration to FAX 403.343.6522 your home? fill a full time position within Email: info@ghnlawyers.ca Check out Homes for Sale our company. Must have in Classifieds strong working knowledge of Sage 50 Premium Accounting, work well in a Oilfield fast paced environment, Clerical exceptional customer, supplier relations and organizational skills, basic Bookkeeper - National computer knowledge, and software company based valid Drivers License. in Red Deer seeking FT Please fax your resume to Bookkeeper. Please visit 403-885-8886. Only those us at www.visual-eyes.ca selected for an interview for further info and to apply. will be contacted. $2500 Bonus Looking for a place Every 100 days to live? Take a tour through the IMMEDIATE OPENINGS CLASSIFIEDS Dental

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HERE WE GROW AGAIN! Interested in a career that rewards you while helping others? If you enjoy people, and want to work in a professional office with a unique mix of health care and fashion, Doctors EyeCare is looking for you. We offer a great team atmosphere, competitive pay and benefits, on the job training and much more. Want to learn more on how to start your new career at Doctors EyeCare? Contact us by phone at 403-346-2020 or apply online @ www.doctorseyecare.ab.ca

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: apply@wespro.ca or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews 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

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

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Red Deer, Alberta Reporting to the General Manager, the Operations Manager will be a selfmotivated and highly organized individual. This is a pivotal position requiring an individual with sound business sense and 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 management experience the position requires.

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

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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@ gmail.com 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@ gmail.com 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 premierjobrd@gmail.com

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HERITAGE LANES BOWLING

Red Deer’s most modern 5 pin bowling center req’s permanent F/T front counter staff for all shifts (days, eves. and wknds). Please send resume to: htglanes@ telus.net or apply in person

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APPLE AUTO GLASS EXP’D auto glass installer req’d immed. Wage dependent on exp. Paid vacation negotiable. Good communication/phone skills. 8-5 Mon. - Fri. 4801-78 St. No phone calls.

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CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d for moving equipment. Resumes to be dropped off at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume with a min. of 2 references to: canpak@xplornet.ca DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 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.

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Gillespie & Gee St. This position is for service and construction also on drilling and oilfield equipment. Gunn St. • The journeyman is & Goodacre Cl. responsible for running small construction jobs and a service truck. KENTWOOD • Must possess exemplary safety record and Kirby St. & Fluid Experts Ltd. commitment to safe Kennings Cres. SHOP Labourer / Hitch Is looking for experienced work practices Installer / Trailer Mechanic • Participate in on-call Dispatcher needed to start ASAP in a and overtime as required. to start immed. busy hitch/trailer repair • Various other duties as Experience in fluid hauling MUSTANG ACRES required. and oil field fluid products shop. Experience a definite MOBILE HOME asset, but willing to train • Excellent Benefit Packwould be an asset. PARK the right person. Must be age: Life Insurance, Good Verbal, Writing, mechanically inclined. Long Term Disability, Texting and Great hours, Monday to Health and Dental Computer skills are a must. 69 Street & 63 Ave Friday, 8am to 5pm, some Benefits. Company vehicle is OT required, but WEEK• Other benefits: referral negotiable, benefits, ENDS OFF! This will be a bonuses, course reimRIVERSIDE above avg. salary and full time / long term posibursement, service great atmosphere. MEADOWS tion with great room for truck, laptops, cell Clean Class 1 drivers license wage and skill advancephone reimbursement. c/w abstract. Completed Basic Training ment. Must be physically fit 56 & 57 St. & 58A Ave. for position, a team player Courses. Qualifications and able to work in a fast Fax Resume w/all tickets paced environment. Call Joanne and Driver’s Abstract to • Licensed Journeyman Please fax resume to 403-314-4308 403-346-3112 Electrician with Inter (403)341-2373, or e-mail it or email to provincial seal. for more info to: customer-service roger@fluidexperts.com • Ability to work on and @hitchdepot.ca layout electrical jobs without blueprints TOO MUCH STUFF? • Strong troubleshooting Misc. Let Classifieds skills Help help you sell it. • Must have valid operations license (abstract 1693338 Alberta LTD Looking for a new pet? required) o/a Custom T’s Check out Classifieds to Hiring Salespersons find the purrfect pet. We take pride in our Store at Parkland Mall, CLASSIFICATIONS employees and we believe 4747-67th St, Red Deer, SORTERS & FORKLIFT / 1500-1990 that our people are the AB T4N 6H3 SKID STEER OPERATOR most important aspect of F/Time, Perm, Shifts, with tickets. Safety backthe company. We are Weekends ground essential. Ability to Equipmentconstantly looking for Salary - $14.00 hourly work independently for exceptional individuals to Skills: good English, cusHeavy Red Deer Recycling Facility. join our team. We offer tomer service oriented. Email resume to competitive wages with No experience requirement. TRAILERS for sale or rent canpak@xplornet.ca opportunity for advancement. Education: High school Job site, office, well site or Please email resume to Main duties: storage. Skidded or You can sell your guitar hellard@ Greet customers in our store. wheeled. Call 347-7721. for a song... controltechnology.ca or fax Explain how to use and or put it in CLASSIFIEDS 403-885-0392 care of our products. and we’ll sell it for you! Operation of the cash register Opening up the store and Something for Everyone Firewood closing it at night. Everyday in Classifieds Keep sales reports. AFFORDABLE Respect the laws and SWAMPERS F/T Homestead Firewood SEEKS regulations of Parkland Mall. needed immediately for a Spruce & Pine - Split CONCRETE FINISHERS Company’s business address: fast growing waste & 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 For residential & commercial 45 Boyce Street, Red Deer AB recycling company. work in the Red Deer area. T4R 1P2 E-mail: Heavy lifting involved FIREWOOD, 1/2 ton load -Excellent rate of pay Reachiesales@gmail.com (driver’s helper) position. $35.00 Call 403-728-3485 -Benefit packages Reliability essential. Own DISPATCHER REQ’D. Send Resume to: Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner transportation required. Knowledge of Red Deer apply@pmcl1964.ca Please email resumes to BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / and area is essential. or Fax Resume to Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 canpak@xplornet.ca Verbal and written 403-342-1549 communication skills are Tired of Standing? req’d. Send resume by fax Advocate Find something to sit on to 403-346-0295 Opportunities in Classifieds •

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Employment Training

* Adults * Youths * Seniors *

Carriers are Needed to Deliver Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 3 days per week

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

900

ENROLL TODAY! Classes Starting Soon!

HEALTH CARE AIDE

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

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

Phone 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

* Adults * Youths * Seniors *

Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week

3 On-Site Clinical Practicums No Waiting List Scrubs are provided

SPRINGBROOK The papers arrive ready to deliver.

NO COLLECTING!

www.academyoflearning.ab.ca

1700

Health & Beauty

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

Household Appliances

1710

DEEP FREEZE, 10 cu. ft. $75. 403-347-5955 FREEZER, 10 cu. ft. $175. 403-346-7856

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

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

WINE MAKING CARBOYS (Large) $15/ea. 403-350-9029

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Cats

KENMORE upright Freezer $350. Used for 3 mo. Commercial quality. 403-748-2944

Household Furnishings

1720

COFFEE table, octagon with 2 end tables, glass tops. $75.; Chesterfield, flowered pastels, $100. good cond. Best offer on both. 403-304-9813

BEAUTIFUL 10 week old kittens. Variety of colours: Pink & white, orange, & grey tabby. Free to loving home. 403-782-3130

Sporting Goods

Travel Packages

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, Must sell. $35. Call 403-350-9660 LA-Z-Boy recliner chair, (outdoor) ideal for deck or patio, pd. $400. Asking $150. **SOLD** LARGE RECLINER, micro fibre $200. 403-358-7678 LIVING rm. set, 4 pce. light blue velour, like new. $200. 403-887-4981 RECLINERS, matching set dark blue. $100. ea. 403-304-9813 TABLE, round Oak + 4 chairs, good cond. $125.; coffee table & 2 end table, tan, $30. 403-887-4981

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale

1760

1860

GOLF Clubs, set of handed and set of handed with carts. each set. one extra $10. 403-347-5955

right left $30. cart

1900

TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

TIMOTHY & Brome square CORNER fitting recessed bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry keyboard computer table and covered, $5/bale $50 obo; used computer tower and keyboard $15 Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 403-346-3086 Classifieds SPRAYER, 25 Gal. Your place to SELL on wheels, $200. Your place to BUY 403-346-7856

Advocate Opportunities

PENHOLD SPRINGBROOK Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver. Phone 403-314-4316

PENHOLD SPRINGBROOK Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

Phone 403-314-4316

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

2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer

CENTRAL ALBERTA’S DAILY NEWSPAPER

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Call Today (403) 347-6676

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WESTPARK SUBDIVISION

Academy of Learning HCA program offers:

Planning for a Successful Career Seminar Job Search and Resume Writing Course First Aid / WHMIS

Misc. for Sale

FIREPLACE, electric 48”, LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, two doors and 2 drawers with media unit. New in tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. box. $150. 403-887-4981 Lil Mule Logging FOR SALE - MUST SELL: 403-318-4346 4 Resin Chairs (white) with cover, $20. Garden 12” Oscillating fan, various speeds, $5. Supplies Flour Corker, $10. 3 Carbouy for wine 15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW making, $5/ea. 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR Wine Fermenter, $5. & BROOK POPLAR Thermostat controlled Beautiful trees. You dig. Fermenter cabinet, $10. Please phone 403-302-1919 Letter size filing cabinet, COLORADO BLUE 2 dr., black metal, $10. SPRUCE 6’-20’ , Foot stool, metal flr., all equipment for digging, cloth top, $10. basketing, hauling & planting. 403-358-7678 Also have 74” truck mount tree spade. J/V TREE FARM. John 403-350-6439 or Gary 403-391-1406

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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: earl707@telus.net. and/or fax 403-347-7913

1660

Firewood

CARRIERS NEEDED

Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver. Phone 403-314-4316

FOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS

Trades

850

3 days per week, no weekends ROUTES IN:

ANDERS AREA Abbott Close/Allan St., Alexander Drive, Anquetel/Atlee Close MORRISROE AREA McLean St.

IS HIRING! - CONCRETE FINISHERS - CARPENTER HELPERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at

www.eaglebuilders.ca or email: hr@eaglebuilders.ca. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

Springfield Ave. also Sherwood Cres. & Stirling Close

Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.

Phone 403-314-4316

* Adults * Youths * Seniors * Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week

INNISFAIL The papers arrive ready to deliver. NO COLLECTING!

Phone 403-314-4316 404085F10

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

Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

SUNNYBROOK AREA

LANCASTER AREA Lamont Close also Lund Close also Lister St./Lockwood Ave. also Landry & Lawson Close VANIER AREA Voisin Close/Viscount Drive, Vanier Drive/Volk Place

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

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B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, June 2, 2014 wegot

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rentals

homes

CLASSIFICATIONS

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes

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4000-4190

Realtors & Services

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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

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PONOKA 3 bdrm. newer townhouse, 3 bath, 5 appls. rent $1400. 403-704-1221

SEIBEL PROPERTY

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 gord.ing@remax.net

Houses For Sale

4020

CUSTOM BUILT

NEW HOMES by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com

MUST SELL

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

www.seibelprperty.com Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 MUST SELL 6 locations in Red Deer New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. ~ Halman Heights 403-588-2550 ~ Riverfront Estates ~ Westpark www.laebon.com ~ Kitson Close Laebon Homes 346-7273 ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. ~ Holmes St. S.D. $1000 Condos/ Rent $1195 to $1445 Townhouses 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, lrg. balconies, absolutely no pets. N/S, no utils. incl. References required.

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

Suites

3060

1 BDRM. $765; N/S, no pets, no partiers 403-346-1458 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

2 BDRM upper unit in 12 suiter @ 5910-55 Ave. for over 40 yr olds w/o pets. Security cameras, laundry, private parking, balcony & must have good references & jobs. Avail. July 1st for $1100/mo/s.d. 403-341-4627 for appointment

2012 FORD Focus titanium hatchback, private sale, no GST, lots of options/warranty to 2018, $14,250 obo 403-227-5123 2008 LINCOLN MKZ 87,000 kms, white, 1 driver, selling due to illness $14,500 403-783-2805

Near Coronation Park & Trails

Condos/ Townhouses

5030

CLASSIFICATIONS

MOUNTVIEW

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

Cars

2007 SATURN ION 5 dr. auto., cruise, loaded, no leather, very clean, 1 owner, all service records. 181,000 kms. $5100. obo. 403-358-0479 2003 DODGE SX20 loaded safetied 403-352-6995 1994 Chrysler Intrepid 4 dr. Red, clean. 126,000 km 348-2999 1988 CADILLAC Brougham US model 67,000 miles, showroom cond, must be seen 403-846-7216

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Locally owned and family operated

Trucks * *$309,000* *

#314 6 Michener Blvd. Welcome To One Of Red Deer’s Premier Adult Complexes! 1 bdrm. 2 baths plus Den open concept condo is in new cond. Immed. poss. Enjoy great views & privacy. Call TIM MALEY, Re/Max 403-550-3533 EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

NEW CONDO

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

4090

Manufactured Homes

5050

1982 CHEV 1/2 ton RESTORED open to offers, must sell 403-846-7216

Motorhomes

5100

2007 Dutchman Express 26’ Class C 12,800 Miles Slide, Generator, Air,V10, $40,000 403 782 4207

Fifth Wheels

5110

1999 CITATION Supreme OLDER MOBILE HOME 28.5, 1 slide, exc. cond. on own lot in Halkirk, addition, $11,500 403-887-4168 deck, interior reno’d, stove, washer, dryer. $15,000 obo. A must see! Possibility of Holiday down payment rent to own. Trailers GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. 780-583-2380 apartments, avail. immed, 2007 26.5’ SPRINGDALE. rent $875 403-596-6000 Fully loaded, queen island Cottages/Resort bed, satellite dish & receiver, LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. Property handicap ramp, Honda SUITES. 25+, adults only gen., many extras incl. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 SANDY COVE RESORT, camping equip. Exc. cond. Selling for health reasons. Pine Lake $11,900. 403-343-9380 Lake front lots for full ownership titles 2006 25’ JAYCO rear & season lot rentals. 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. kitchen, slide, elec. jack, Cheapest in the area, $3000. like new $13,500 obo Adult bldg. N/S No pets Call 306-402-7776 403-596-2444 403-304-9347 Newly renovated bachelor, Lots For 1 & 2 bedroom suites Boats & available in central location. Sale Marine leasing@rentmidwest.com 1(888) 679-8031 Pinnacle Estates 18’ BOAT, Fiberform. 120 (Blackfalds) HP motor. 403-886-5336 You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555 Auto 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. Wreckers 403-596-2444 RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. Cottage/ AMVIC APPROVED. Seasonal We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519 PRIVATE campground SW Vehicles of Innisfail near Glennifer CLASSIFICATIONS Wanted Lake, seasonal lots avail. 5000-5300 Jack 403-227-6866 To Buy AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445

5120

4130

MORRISROE MANOR

4160

5160

THE NORDIC

3070

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Roommates Wanted

3080

FURNISHED, $650. rent & s.d. incld’s shared laundry, kitchen, living rm. 403-304-5778

Rooms For Rent

3090

5190

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wheels

5200

Antique & Classic Autos

5020

1973 MERCEDES 450 SLC. Call 403-877-0350 1966 FORD Mustang Coupe appraised $15,500. Runs good. Would like at least $9500. 403-391-3456

5030

Cars

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

Misc. Automotive

5240

$crap Vehicle Disposal $ervice 403-302-1848 FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

1 NEW ROOM, $450, 403-350-4712 BIG bdrm. own bathroom, house privileges all inclusive + WIFI $550. 403-302-2024

FULLY Furn. BDRM. $450 rent/sd 403-342-4604 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Offices

3110

2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Storage Space

3160

KING OF THE ROAD RV STORAGE, 24hr video security, pavement to site, on hwy. 2, 10 mi. North of Red Deer, pull-throughs avail. 403-782-7775

Mobile Lot

3190

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820

2007 VW City Golf. Blue, heated seats, winter tires, 205,000 km. $6500. 403-782-5617

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

6010

SENTINEL SELF-STORAGE NOTICE of SALE

Jim (James) Wallington Amanda Fox Rachael Fick

Bids will be accepted from MONDAY June 9, 2014 to WEDNESDAY June 11, 2014. If interested in bidding, for more info and to view units, register at:

www.ibid4storage.com Dated in the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta this 16 day of May 2014, Sentinel Self-Storage Corp., #1970, 10123 – 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Mount Rainier National Park officials said that due to dangerous conditions there are no immediate plans to recover the bodies of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths in the worst alpine accident on the Washington state mountain in decades. Continuous ice and rock falls make the area too dangerous for rescuers, and “there’s no certainty that recovery is possible given the location,” park spokeswoman Patti Wold said. The area will be checked periodically by air in the coming weeks and months, she added. Park officials believe the group fell 3,300 feet (1,000 metres) from their last known whereabouts of 12,800 feet (3,900 metres) on Liberty Ridge. “It’s inconceivable that anyone survived that,” Wold said Sunday. It’s unknown whether a rock fall, avalanche or other factors caused their fall, she said, adding that “we don’t even know if they were moving or if they were camping.” Glenn Kessler, the park’s acting aviation manager, said “they are most likely buried,” making recovery efforts even more challenging. “We may or may not be able to recover them.” Officials have not released the names of those who died, but friends and others on Sun-

day gathered at the 14,410-foot (4,392-meter) glaciated peak about 90 miles (145 kilometres) southeast of Seattle. Rob Mahaney told The Associated Press that his 26-yearold nephew, Mark Mahaney, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was among those presumed dead. He said the climber’s father and brother flew to Seattle on Saturday after learning what happened. “He just loved to climb, he loved the outdoors, he loved the exhilaration of being in the wide-open,” Rob Mahaney said. “Even as a toddler he was always climbing out of his crib. His parents couldn’t keep him anywhere — he’d always find a way to get out of anything.” A helicopter crew on Saturday spotted camping and climbing gear in the avalanche-prone area. Air and ground searches were suspended late Saturday afternoon. “It’s a sad day at Mount Rainier,” park superintendent Randy King said Sunday. The missing group includes four clients of Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International and two guides. They were due to return from the mountain on Friday. When they did not return, the climbing company notified park officials. Gordon Janow, the guiding service’s programs director, did not release information about the climbers on Sunday, and said that would come from park officials. The group was on a fiveday climb of the Liberty Ridge

route, one of the more technical and advanced routes up the mountain. The climbers had to meet certain prerequisites, and their ice and technical climbing skills as well as their biography were evaluated by a three-person team, Janow said. Alpine Ascents also lost five Nepalese guides in a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest in April. The avalanche that swept down a climbing route on the world’s highest peak killed 16 Sherpa guides. Several more were injured. “It’s devastating, it’s emotionally draining, it’s trying to make sense of it all,” Janow said of the tragedies. The loss of life would be among the deadliest climbing accidents ever on the peak in the Cascade mountain range. In 1981, 11 people were killed during a guided climb when they were struck by a massive ice fall on the Ingraham Glacier. On Oregon’s Mount Hood seven students from a college preparatory school in Portland and two adults died after they dug a snow cave during a sudden storm in 1986. Mount Rainier attracts thousands of climbers trying to reach its summit every year. It is popular with climbers of all abilities, from novices who take guided climbs to experienced alpinists who use the glacierladen peak to train for attempted ascents on taller mountains in the Himalayas and other mountain ranges.

U.S. defends prisoner swap with Taliban as Army sergeant and Gitmo detainees win freedom BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners. U.S. officials said Sunday that Bergdahl’s health and safety appeared in jeopardy, prompting rapid action to secure his release. Republicans said the deal could place U.S. troops in danger, especially if the freed detainees return to the fight — one called it “shocking.” Another, Arizona Sen. John McCain, said of the five detainees: “These are the hardest of the hard core.” Visiting troops in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Hagel stepped forward at Bagram Air Field to thank the special operations forces that retrieved Bergdahl, who officials said was the only American prisoner of war still held by insurgents in that conflict. Gen. Joseph Dunford spoke of the excitement that spread through U.S. ranks when the sergeant’s release was confirmed. “You almost got choked up,” he said. “It was pretty extraordinary.” Tireless campaigners for their son’s freedom, Bob and Jani Bergdahl planned a news conference Sunday in their hometown of Hailey, Idaho. The Taliban handed Bergdahl over to special operations forces in an area of eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, U.S. officials said. In a statement on its website, the Taliban put the location on the outskirts of Khost province. Bergdahl, 28, was taken to Bagram Air Field for medical evaluations, then transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center before he is reunited with his family in the U.S., probably at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, officials said. Officials did not offer details about Bergdahl’s health. National security adviser Susan Rice said he had lost considerable weight and faced an “acute” situation. Yet she said he appeared to be “in good physical condition” and “is said to be walking.”

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Goods will be sold by online Auction at ibid4storage.com on Monday June 9, 2014 for Sentinel Self-Storage, 5433-47 Street, Red Deer, Alberta to satisfy outstanding charges for storage rental incurred by the following:

Mason Falls Anthony Thibert Myrna Town Amber McCanna

PARK OFFICIAL SAYS AREA SIX CLIMBERS FELL AT MOUNT RAINIER, NO IMMEDIATE PLANS FOR RECOVERY DUE TO DANGER

Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s capture; Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said. Hagel was met with silence when he told troops in a Bagram hangar: “This is a happy day. We got one of our own back.” It was unclear whether the absence of cheers and applause came from a reluctance to display emotion in front of the Pentagon chief or from any doubts among the troops about Bergdahl. In weighing the swap, U.S. officials decided that it could help the effort to reach reconciliation with the Taliban, which the U.S. sees as key to more security in Afghanistan. But they acknowledged the risk that the deal would embolden insurgents, perhaps encouraging them to grab U.S. troops or citizens as bargaining chips for the release of others in U.S. custody. Republicans pressed that point. “Have we just put a price on other U.S. soldiers, asked Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. ”What does this tell terrorists, that if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for five terrorists?“ President Barack Obama, joined in the Rose Garden on Saturday by the sergeant’s parents, said the deal was struck because the U.S. “does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind.” Also Saturday, the five detainees left Guantanamo aboard a U.S. military aircraft flying to Qatar, which served as go-between in the negotiations. They are to be banned from leaving Qatar for at least a year. Among the five: a Taliban deputy intelligence minister, a former Taliban interior minister with ties to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and a figure linked by human rights monitors to mass killings of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001. Administration officials and lawmakers pressed their points on the Sunday news shows. Republicans said the deal violated requirements that Congress be given 30 days’ notice before any exchange of captives at Guantanamo.

Suspect in Belgian Jewish museum killings travels to Syria

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FULLY furn. bdrm for rent $500/$250. Male only. Call 403-396-2468.

Recovery of fallen climbers not certain

PARIS — A suspected French jihadist arrested over killings at a Belgian Jewish museum had travelled to Syria and claimed responsibility for the shootings in a video, prosecutors said Sunday. Fears have been mounting in European countries that the hundreds of European radicals who are joining the fight in Syria against President Bashar Assad could stage attacks when they get home. Police in the southeastern French city of Marseille arrested the suspect, Mehdi Nemmouche, on Friday after he arrived on a bus from Amsterdam, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters. The suspect had an automatic weapon like that used in the Brussels attack, and ballistics analyses were under way to determine if it is the

same weapon, Molins said. It was not immediately clear what Nemmouche was doing in Syria, but the suspect’s gun was wrapped up in a white sheet scrawled with the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group fighting in Syria, Molins said. He said the suspect had spent about a year in Syria. Molins also said that Nemmouche, a 29-year-old from northern France, had a criminal record, with seven convictions for crimes like attempted robbery — but nothing related to terrorism. At a separate and nearly simultaneous news conference in Brussels, Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said the suspect had tried to film the killings on May 24, but his camera failed. A video found after his arrest shows his weapons and clothes, and includes his voice claiming responsibility

for the attack, Van Leeuw said. Belgian police carried out raids in case in the Courtrai region of Belgium on Sunday morning, where the suspect is believed to have spent time, and are questioning two people there, Van Leeuw said. “The new elements in this investigation draw attention once more to the problem of the ’returnees’ —in other words the people going to Syria to participate in combat and return afterward to our country,” he said. “All European countries are confronted at this moment with this problem.” The Brussels killings, which came on the eve of European parliament elections in which far right parties had a strong showing, led Belgian officials to boost their anti-terror measures, and raised fears of rising anti-Semitism. Two Israeli citizens and a French citizen were killed.


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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Best not to get involved in son’s marriage Dear Annie: Thirteen years ago, my her ex-daughter-in-law about the affair son met “Nadia.” and she could gain custody of those She became pregnant kids. The affair ended. and brought my first beauLast year, I noticed that tiful grandchild into the Nadia was paying a lot of world. attention to my granddaughAfter they married, I did ter’s horse trainer. many things for her and enA mutual friend told me joyed her company. They that Nadia has been sleepnow have another child, a ing with this man for two son who is 8. years. Nadia was fired from Nadia texted graphic deher job after breaking some tails to this friend, which rules — I don’t know which she forwarded to me. ones — and hasn’t worked The friend told my son since. about the affair, and he sent MITCHELL She also doesn’t cook, Nadia packing. & SUGAR clean or do laundry. But she convinced him My son does all of these that the friend was lying, things after a full day at and he took her back. work and then helps the Annie, I have the proof kids with their homework in those text messages, but I and bedtime routines. don’t think my son can handle it. I’m a former private investigator. A Their home life is a disaster. My few years ago, I caught Nadia cheat- grandson has stress migraines, and my ing and discovered that the other man granddaughter is angry. lived with his mother and had custody It upsets me terribly to see my son of his child. treated in such a degrading way. Do I I didn’t want my grandchildren share the truth or wait until the chilto have divorced parents, so instead dren are grown? — Grandmother in of telling my son, I called this man’s Distress mother. Dear Grandmother: We understand I told her to end things, or I’d inform your concern, but you are already

ANNIE ANNIE

HOROSCOPES Monday, June 2 lationships in your life will be very enjoyable CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: today. Charles Watts, 72; Zachary QuinThere is great opportunity for to, 36; Sally Kellerman, 76 you to channel excess energy THOUGHT OF THE DAY: towards your ambitions. Do not Today will highlight a great day waste it on regressing back to for women everywhere to stand past issues, it will only de-value up and take a stand towards any your position. injustices in the local and global SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22world. Dec. 21): Foreign corresponIt will be a pleasant day and dence, along with publishing and you will enjoy being with others, teaching is favored and pleasant but it definitely is a day when now. strong morals meet an even There will be a need to clarify stronger need for action. your direction forward and sigWork with others to create the nificant relationships will provide LARISA MAIRA changes you want to see in your you with the key to further unOZOLINS world. derstanding. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. is your birthday, this year will 19): Interactions with romantic mark a time when you will fight interests are favored now. for a cause that is close to what Also, there could be a strong you experienced as a child. emphasis on speculations that will prove to Unfortunately, this can have negative or be profitable. positive inclinations, but it will prove to be exIt is a day to stand your ground and take tremely promising. initiatives within your career. Steady progress with work and health will Take heed that you do not overstep your improve over this year and there will be surg- bounds. es of activity in late June and July. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Home life ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will eas- will be very easy and pleasant now. ily express your values to those romantic Take actions only when you feel like there interests today. is no other option but fighting for a cause. Even creative projects will be expressed Make sure to leave some room for space with and demonstrated easily and you will enjoy children or romantic interests, as you might being with others. Simply watch having to overwhelm them with your beliefs all at once. prove you are right. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Today will Allow for some truth to shine through! be a great day to go out and interact with othTAURUS (April 20-May 20): Communi- ers. Interactions with females are promising cations with family members will prove to be now and are favored. There is a great opportunity to get to the great today. It will be very easy and pleasant to be root of anything that has troubled you in the past. around them now. Take action to eliminate that which is not Although, within work and your daily routine, you could run into a need to take some needed now. Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally space today. Do so, but stand your ground syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her colwhen needed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There will be umn appears daily in the Advocate. very pleasant, yet passionate, communications today. Take action to find entertainment today and focus on making yourself clear. There will be a focus on you and there is great ability to release creative projects and romantic gestures successfully now. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today will have you surrounded by those who share the same values as you. Although, there will still be a need to stand your ground when it comes to family. You will need more time to yourself these days, just for a small breather. Take them while you can, relax a little more! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will shine at work today. Hold back a little when it comes to joint ventures. If you can take the lead role, then do so; if not, then don’t. Females will shine brighter than their male counterparts. Take actions that will lead you towards the position you desire. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Interactions with friends or teachers in foreign lands will be pleasant. Watch and see that you are not over stepping your bounds at work, or presenting yourself in a way that is not in line with your proper values. Stick to your ground if you are in the right, but do so elegantly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There will be great interactions with significant relationships. Business partnerships and work colleagues, and also your spouse will provide much needed support as you move towards networking and actualizing your dreams. Don’t get too flippant with friends, take a breather. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Interactions with work colleagues and significant re-

overly involved in your son’s messedup marriage. Please don’t put evidence in front of him, forcing him to confront a situation he is trying to deal with in his own way. The very best thing you can do is encourage your son to get his family into counseling. Explain that it is for the children’s sake. They are truly suffering. Dear Annie: My son and his fiancee mailed wedding invitations, and for some reason, friends and relatives sent back the RSVP cards and included additional guests who were not listed on the invitation. Why do people assume they can do this? My son now has to call each one and tell them they cannot bring extra guests. Should there have been a note in the invitation stating that the wedding venue is small and seating is limited? — Aggravated Mother Dear Aggravated: No. Your son is handling this correctly by calling. We don’t know whether it is simply colossal nerve, a sense of entitlement, the fact that weddings have become

less formal or that TV shows and movies often show invited guests bringing along their friends, but it is not uncommon for people to assume it’s OK to add extra people to the RSVP. It is NOT. Dear Annie: Thanks for printing the letter from “Saddened.” I am so relieved to know I am not the only husband with the same dilemma. It’s hard for a male to confess he has these feelings and needs without sounding like a nag. I wish there was an answer. Everything the writer said is the same at my home, including my deep love for my very uninterested wife of 44 years. I would show her this column, but it would only start tears. If she would just initiate holding hands or give me an occasional kiss, that would be so cool. I know she truly loves me, but she feels no need for physical intimacy. —O. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

HEAVY LIFTING

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Red Deer power lifter Birchmans Pereira helped his team win 18 medals, including 17 gold, at the recent Global Powerlifting and Canadian Powerlifting Federation championship at Calgary. The 10-person team, of which Pereira is coach and head trainer, qualified for world championship competitions later this year in Idaho, Argentina, Florida and Las Vegas. Pereira will also compete in four individual world powerlifting events this year. He’s appeared in the worlds on eight occasions, winning gold medals and breaking global records in the process. He also holds Canadian and North American records.


B12 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, June 2, 2014

We wouldn’t treat ranchers this way

Life insurance agents deserve fair treatment too Without justification and without consultation the Alberta Insurance Council decided to scrap the current licence exam system for life insurance agents – a system that works well for agents and consumers alike. Alberta’s exam system will be replaced with a new one that the Québec Autorité de marchés financiers will develop and run. There was no discussion with stakeholders, no public procurement process and no transparency in deciding on the new exam and exam service provider. Behind closed doors is not how our government officials should make decisions that impact our livelihood and our services. The new exam process for life insurance agents will be MORE EXPENSIVE, LESS FAIR and HURT COMMUNITIES AND JOBS. Tell your MLA that qualifications for Alberta life insurance agents should be developed in a fair and transparent way. Call: Mary Anne Jablonski (Red Deer-North) (403) 342-2263 Hon. Cal Dallas (Red Deer-South) (403) 340-3565 Kerry Towle (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake) 1-888-655-2535

Obtain more information at www.communitylifeinsurance.ca

Community Life Insurance WORKERS AND EDUCATORS 50809E22-F2

Rod Fox (Lacombe-Ponoka) 1-800-565-6432


Red Deer Advocate, June 02, 2014