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College partners in meat education program BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR
BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF On trips to Edmonton, through B.C., even while visiting Elvis’ Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., — Wayne Colban would inevitably grab the local phone book, flip to the ‘C’s, and call up anyone who shared his surname. Wayne, now 73, wanted to find a mother, a father, siblings, anyone who might be able to tell him who he really was, where he came from. At one point, he actually did speak to a cousin over the phone, but the conversants did not realize a connection. What he needed in the quest to learn his own history was a little help, which came in the form of Calgary Community Living Society worker Jim Adamchick. Wayne walked into the society’s office one day in 2006 to pick up the book in which he had penned everything of his life story that he did know — his 22 years living at the Provincial Training School/Alberta School Hospital in Red Deer and another 34 living in the community in Calgary. The two became fast friends and Wayne asked Adamchick to help him find his family. Adamchick took the job seriously, tracking down Wayne’s birth certificate and pursuing potential family connections through military records. The search went on intermittently for a few years, with the big break coming in late 2011. There were similarities in an obituary for an Arthur Colban in New Westminster, B.C., and the records Adamchick had found, so the disability support worker who had become a friend called up one of the sons listed in the obit. “Oh my, it was shock,” said Neil Colban, one of four brothers who learned there was a fifth on Nov. 23, 2011. “It was shock. It was disbelief. And then it was excitement.” Neil, along with Roger, Murray and Brian Colban learned that day that their mother had given birth to another son in the spring of 1941. Florence Colban’s husband, Arthur, was away serving in the Canadian Army at the time, and the boys’ mother had developed a relationship with another man.
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City of Red Deer ecological services parks labourer Aleah Ross sprays a larvicide into a wet area in Anders Victoria Park on Monday. City crews are busy after each rainfall retreating wet spots in the city to control mosquito populations.
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Canada’s first meat science graduate program could soon be turning out masters and PhD students — with Olds College’s National Meat Training Centre playing a key role. The college is one of five post-secondary institution partners behind the new Canadian Meat Education and Training Network, with the others the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Guelph and Université Laval. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has chipped in with a $1.65-million grant. The four universities will work together to develop a shared graduate studies curriculum for the program, said Heather Bruce, an associate professor in the U of A’s department of agriculture, food and nutritional science, and director of the network. “We have disparate skills across the country, but together we can certainly make a wonderful program.” Students will be able to study at any of the four universities as they work toward a graduate degree in meat science. But they will also be expected to spend time in industry settings — like Olds College’s National Meat Training Centre. “Olds College is a very important part of our program, because it’s providing the hands-on and the practical application, from using knives to handling meat to cutting meat to making sausages,” said Bruce. Brad McLeod, co-ordinator of the centre, is up for the challenge. “It’s huge for us to play a role and help bring some hands-on skills to these kids, so when they go into the plants that they’re working in they understand what they’re seeing and doing and can relate to the people who are doing the jobs. “We’re really excited by the opportunity.” Students in the program will also complete a four-month internship at a Canadian meat processing facility, said Bruce.
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Expropriation for road upgrade will result in flooding: family BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF LACOMBE — A man fighting expropriation of several acres of family farmland for a proposed ring road argued the project will lead to flooding on his property. Dr. Darrell Paul told an expropriation inquiry on Monday that the drainage plan for a project to upgrade 34th Street on the east side of Lacombe won’t be able to handle the flow during wet years. Water will pool on nearby farmland, killing crops. Long-term, repeated flooding will devalue the land, which is expected to be developed as Lacombe grows. Paul, an Airdrie surgeon, and his sister Sherron Paul represent the estate of their late father, whose family has farmed the area since the 1940s.
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LACOMBE The Pauls contend the city and Lacombe County’s road upgrade plan takes more land than necessary from their farm, where they grow canola, wheat, barley and hay. Two narrow strips totally just under four acres are required from the Pauls as part of the project to widen, pave and create larger drainage ditches on 34th Street. They also contend a proposed access to their farmland is in the wrong place and will not be safe. Paul said in earlier negotiations an agreement had been reached to remove one of the culverts near their property. That culvert is back in more recent designs that the Pauls believe don’t adequately protect the area from flooding.
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Negotiations between the Pauls and the city failed to reach an agreement and council voted in February to pursue expropriation. That decision was premature, say the Pauls, who have pointed out negotiations are still ongoing with other landowners who haven’t been targeted for expropriation. The ring road to take industrial and commercial traffic out of downtown Lacombe has been in the planning stages for nearly a decade. It will take traffic from Hwy 2A through industrial areas and then connect to Hwy 12. Matthew Goudy, the city’s director of planning operations, told arbitrator Graham McLennan that 34th Street plans will not increase the likelihood or severity of flooding on the Pauls’ land. “Will this design cause flooding to the Pauls’ land? Absolutely not,” he
said in a response to questioning from the Pauls’ lawyer Daniela O’Callaghan. Drainage changes that are part of the project will make their land less prone to flooding, he said. Stantec Consulting engineer Todd Simenson said much of the land in the area is listed on provincial maps as flood ways or flood fringe areas. The road project will improve drainage in the area and the amount of land required to upgrade the road and provide larger drainage ditches is reasonable based on drainage needs. Proposals put forward by the Pauls to add additional and larger culverts at one spot would add $291,000 to the project’s $4.4 million construction cost and is not supported by Stantec. Once an inquiry has finished, the inquiry officer has 30 days to make his decision. firstname.lastname@example.org
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AUPE secures legal services for Michener residents, families BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says it has secured legal services for Michener Centre residents and their family members feeling pressured to move residents against their wishes. The offer to help Michener families apply for a legal injunction comes after the province cut nursing care on Sundays and statutory holidays for the 89 remaining residents living in older institutional buildings on the north and south sites. Starting next Sunday, staff will have to use HealthLink, a walk-in clinic or the nearest hospital to seek assistance for residents. In March 2013, the province announced it was closing the older Michener buildings that 120 residents called home. Residents are to be moved out by the end of the year. “If those family members are needing assistance legally so they are not being pressured by the government, we can ask for a stay so they are not pushed out of Michener,” said Jason Heistad, executive secretary-treasurer with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, on Monday. Michener families fear the reduction in nursing care could put residents at risk. Heistad said services for residents are being chipped away. The on-site pharmacy services were
eliminated May 1 and the on-site second-hand store operated by residents and staff was shut down on May 30. “The government is going to continue to do this to force people to have their loved ones leave Michener.” A judicial review of the decision to close Michener Centre has already been granted and will be heard at Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Nov. 27 and 28. Heistad said people should not be pushed out of Michener before the judicial review. Friends of Medicare is calling on Human Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar and Health Minister Fred Horne to take responsibility for the care and quality of services that Michener residents require on a daily basis and to immediately reverse the decision to reduce nursing services that leaves residents at risk. “Withholding appropriate and timely medical services from the current residents is a cruel way to expedite a process that was put forward without consultation with the families of the residents of Michener Centre,” said Sandra Azocar, executive director of Friends of Medicare, in a press release. Over the years the province had promised Michener Centre would be there for residents as long as it was their desired option.
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Man faces numerous charges in alleged abduction of woman SASKATOON — A 36-year-old man is to appear in court Tuesday to face numerous charges related to the abduction of his former fiancee. Clint McLaughlin is accused of aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful confinement and breach of recognizance. Mariana Cracogna was found east of Saskatoon by a motorist Sunday after police say she was taken against her will Friday afternoon. Cracogna, who is 26, managed to escape from her captor and was taken to hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. “She managed, after two days without food and water, to make her way to a highway and a passing motorist was able to pick her up,” Saskatoon police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards told reporters. “This speaks to her strength — just immense amounts of strength — to be able to get herself out of that situation.” Police had issued a description of a vehicle they believed was connected to the case. A farmer found the Ford Explorer on his farmland Sunday and a ground search team was brought in to look for the individuals involved. McLaughlin was found a few hours later on a rural road, also by a passing driver. Police said he had also been without food or water. He was treated in hospital and released.
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COLBAN: Lived at Michener Centre The union produced Wayne, but when Arthur returned from the war theatre in 1945, he agreed to stay with his wife on the condition that Wayne be given over to child welfare services and never spoken of again. So began the path that would lead Wayne to the Provincial Training School in Red Deer (today known as Michener Centre). Though adopted by a family in Irma in 1945, the arrangement did not work out, and by 1950 Wayne was at the PTS. His chart described the red-haired boy as a friendly, co-operative chap who enjoyed planting flowers on the expansive grounds. One of the highest-functioning residents, Wayne used to be tasked with delivering food carts at 5:30 every morning. He recalls being confined in straitjackets when the workers felt he had misbehaved. After two decades at the centre without any family contact, Wayne started to get restless, running away three times before he got out for good in 1972. With his freedom, he chose to settle in Calgary for its warmer weather, where he has lived a happy, active life ever since. But finding his brothers gave him a new high. “I tell ya, that’s the best Christmas present I ever had,” said Wayne. Sterilized while at the PTS, Wayne has no children, but with the brothers came sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. And when one of those newfound relatives sent him a Christmas card, it was not for Wayne merely a simple, unremarkable occurrence — it was the first such gift he had ever received. Since the siblings found each other, Wayne has travelled to see his brothers and they have come to see him. On the weekend, though, the brothers gathered together for the first time as a complete unit, in Red Deer. On Saturday, with about 20 relatives in attendance, Wayne quoted his beloved Elvis — “Thank you very much!” — to applause, and called the occasion “happy happy.” Brother Neil, 74, who came up from Maine for the family’s first reunion he can ever remember, said Wayne has fit naturally into the family fold. “For his position and his situation, he’s well adjusted. He’s just fallen right into his lifestyle, and he loves his lifestyle. And he’s a happy man. I’ve never seen him be disgruntled or unhappy; I think he’s a great guy.” As part of the visit to Red Deer, Wayne gave the brothers a tour of the Michener Centre grounds, showing them where he used to pick and sort potatoes in the old fields and telling them how he thinks
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MEAT: Need is urgent Much still needs to be done, including establishing the coursework and extent of the hands-on training, but the partners hope 50 students will have graduated within six years, and by 2020 each university will have its own formal meat science graduate program. The need is urgent, said Bruce, pointing out that the average age of middle managers in the meat industry is over 50. “They’re anticipating a very steep drop-off in that population, so they’re going to need people.” It can take many years for an industry worker with no relevant education to learn the business and advance through the ranks, she said. The Canadian
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Meat Education and Training Network should shorten those timelines significantly. Colleges and universities in the United States already have graduate-level training related to the meat industry. But it can be difficult to attract American graduates to Canada and keep them here, said Bruce. “We’d like to have a home-grown crop here so that they’ll stay and help us.” Because the students in the program will have research requirements to satisfy, advancements in the industry should result. Bruce is optimistic the Canadian Meat Council and Canadian Meat Science Association will support the Canadian Meat Education and Training Network, and certify graduates. Olds College’s National Meat Training Centre was previously known as the college’s meat processing program. It provides students from across Canada and beyond with comprehensive training — from slaughter to retail — during a 15-week program. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Man shot McIver suggests mentally ill offenders be sentenced to care near Pine Lake PC LEADERSHIP RACE
EDMONTON — Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver wants direct action on helping the mentally ill, including having those who commit crimes sentenced to treatment instead of going to jail. McIver said Monday that jailing the mentally ill hurts the offender, often makes the situation worse, and places a heavy financial burden on the system. “We need to care for these people,” McIver said in response to a question at a party campaign event. “Putting them in jail, having them victimized by somebody because of their mental illness, having them on the street self-medicating and doing illegal things to buy drugs or alcohol doesn’t solve the problem. “I’d like to see people sentenced to mental health care, the ones that need it, rather than put them in jail with people that are just going to victimize them again.” Leadership candidate Jim Prentice said the province must do more to treat the root causes of mental illness, including homelessness. He said he recently was in Fort McMurray at a vigil for people who had died on the streets there in the last decade. “That shouldn’t be happening in a society as wealthy as ours,” said Prentice. “No one deserves to die alone on the street.” Leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said more work must also be done to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. “The education aspect of it is very important, to allow patients and family members and friends of individuals with mental health illness to solicit the help that they need,” he said. “We can’t afford not to make this one of our priorities.” The candidates were speaking at the formal
launch of the leadership contest, which concludes with voting in September. The deadline for candidates was May 30. The race will name the permanent replacement, and premier, for Alison Redford. Redford resigned in March ahead of a party and caucus revolt over a number of issues, mainly her exorbitant spending on herself and her inner circle. Prentice is considered the front-runner, with all but a handful of the Tory caucus endorsing him. The 57-year-old former Calgary MP and cabinet minister has already announced he will continue to borrow to pay for schools, roads, and hospitals. He has said the province has no choice with thousands of newcomers arriving each year. But he has promised an accelerated paydown of the debt, now at almost $9 billion, with an overall — RIC MCIVER cap on borrowing. On Monday, Lukaszuk told reporters he, too, will look at debt financing to pay for infrastructure. “We have slipped on construction of new infrastructure and maintenance of existing infrastructure,” he said. “I think Albertans also agree that in order for us to build all this infrastructure in short order ... we will have to look at alternative financing.” But he said paying down the debt must not be done by running a deficit on day-to-day spending. McIver has yet to say if he will continue the debt financing plan for infrastructure. He said Albertans have told him they want the budget balanced and the infrastructure built. “In between that we may need to make some very tough decisions and set priorities,” he said. McIver and Lukaszuk were both cabinet ministers under Redford but recently left their portfolios to run for the leadership.
‘PUTTING THEM IN JAIL, HAVING THEM VICTIMIZED BY SOMEBODY BECAUSE OF THEIR MENTAL ILLNESS, HAVING THEM ON THE STREET SELF-MEDICATING AND DOING ILLEGAL THINGS TO BUY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL DOESN’T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.’
Oilsands worker injured while fixing bulldozer, dies BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT MCMURRAY— A man has died while working on a giant bulldozer in Alberta’s oilsands. The provincial government says the 37-year-old was doing maintenance work on the machine at a Suncor (TSX:SU) mine site near Fort McMurray. The government says a reservoir or sump pan fell on the worker’s head. The man was taken to hospital in Fort McMurray, where he died of his injuries. He worked for the North American Construction Group. The Edmonton-based company said in a statement that the man was an out-of-province employee, but did not release his name. “We are devastated by this news and deeply saddened by the terrible and unexpected lose of our co-
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MICHENER: Changes unfair to families, says Eggen New Democrat Health critic David Eggen called the reduction in nursing care callous and one that will undoubtedly endanger the care of residents with
worker and friend,” Martin Ferron, company president, said Monday. “We will do everything within our power to provide the support they need during this extremely difficult time.” Lauren Welsh with Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety department said officers are at the site investigating the death. Three other workers have died at Suncor job sites this year. Most recently, Lorna Weafer was killed by a black bear while working at the company’s base camp. Coworkers tried to scare the animal off the instrument technician but were unsuccessful. In April, an electrician was fatally injured while working near some electrical panels. Tailings operator Jerry Cooper’s body was found submerged in a sand dump in January. severe disabilities and particular health challenges. He said all three PC leadership candidates must clarify their position on the closure of Michener Centre. “Is this something that the PC leadership candidates are comfortable with — is this a policy that they’re willing to stand behind? These decisions are being made quickly, without consultation or even much advance notice, which is totally unfair to the families, and the residents themselves,” Eggen said in a press release. email@example.com
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Investigator clears RCMP in August shooting BY THE CANADIAN PRESS GRANDE CACHE — Alberta investigators say two Mounties did nothing wrong when they shot a suspected impaired driver near Grande Cache last August who was a regular character on the reality TV show Mantracker. Curtis Hallock was shot in the leg and arm and required surgery for his wounds. At the time RCMP said the two officers were trying to pull over a vehicle when they got into a confrontation with the driver. Alberta government investigators reviewed what happened and forwarded their findings to the Crown. Cliff Purvis, executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, says the actions of the Mounties were justified and they will not face criminal charges. The show’s website described Hallock as “the horse whisperer,” a mountain guide in his mid-30s who has lived off the land near Grande Cache, on the northern edge of Jasper National Park, his whole life. The response team reviews events or complaints that involve serious injury or death involving police officers.
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A man is in hospital and is expected to recover after being shot in the rural Pine Lake area early Monday morning. Innisfail RCMP were called to a report of a man shot at about 4:15 a.m. east of Innisfail. They found the man, who was taken to hospital by EMS and is expected to live. Police believe the person responsible and the victim know each other. The RCMP Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and the RCMP General Investigative Section are assisting Innisfail RCMP detachment members. In a release police said the investigation is in its infancy and released few details. However, they said there is no danger or concern to the public at this time. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Ontario’s political leaders face off tonight in a crucial debate, but can a 90-minute televised confrontation still move votes in an era when social media reigns and many electors will reach a verdict without sacrificing a warm spring evening? Against all odds, the answer remains “yes.” In fact, a well-timed debate moment can carry right into the next Parliament. It was only three years ago that Jack Layton essentially TIM catapulted to HARPER opposition leader with a wellhoned charge against a gobsmacked Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff. The late NDP leader seized on an issue that is still a matter of fierce debate between his party and Liberals today, even in a dramatically redrawn House of Commons with Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau having replaced the 2011 antagonists. Ignatieff was inexplicably caught off guard by Layton telling him he had the
worst attendance record in the Commons — even though the story had only recently been highlighted in national media. “Most Canadians, if they don’t show up for work, they don’t get a promotion,’’ Layton told Ignatieff. The remark worked on a number of levels. It played to Ignatieff’s perceived sense of entitlement, his caricature of a man who had come home for political power who didn’t need to work to gain Canadians’ trust. New Democrats are using the same argument against Trudeau. But the issue is larger. Mulcair is doing his job as an Opposition leader, and doing it well. But he won’t be running for another four years as Opposition leader. There is at least anecdotal evidence that Mulcair’s work holding the Conservatives accountable is not being noticed outside the closed shop that is Ottawa because the NDP Leader still has work to do to make himself known to Canadians, a problem the oft absent Trudeau does not have. Mulcair’s questioning of Harper has played to rave reviews from the handful who are actually watching him, those in the media outlet offices across the street, a gang that feverishly tweets question period bon mots back and forth with rooting interventions from party workers.
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To most Canadians, question period is where maturity and decorum go to die and, if they think of it at all, they think of a bunch of adult jerks rolling around in a metaphorical sandbox. But Mulcair is doing what an Opposition leader is elected to do. Trudeau, as the leader of a tiny third party in a majority government, does not get the time or prominence in the afternoon theatre to make a difference and he is banking on the fact that most voters see Ottawa under Harper as the problem, not the solution. So he goes to where the votes are. Since last autumn’s throne speech, there have been 91 question periods. According to the NDP, Mulcair has been there for almost two of three (64.8 per cent), Harper less than half the time (44 per cent), while Trudeau has missed almost two of three (38.5 per cent). But New Democrats say their leader can walk and chew gum at the same time, getting out to meet voters and doing the job of diligent opposition leader. In an online ad, the NDP says in the first 387 days since Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal party, Mulcair had spent 146 days on the road, attending 394 events in 94 cities in 124 ridings, while still finding time “to show up to work on the Hill.’’ And then, in a nod to the Layton line: “Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau ex-
pects Canadians to promote him for ducking his responsibilities in Parliament?’’ The Trudeau team shrugs. They maintain no one can credibly attack Trudeau’s work ethic, as New Democrats attacked Ignatieff’s. Ignatieff was an opposition leader in a minority Parliament, Trudeau presides over a third party in a majority Parliament. The dynamic is not comparable. Whether voters believe their politicians should more regularly clock into the Commons for their work shifts or realize Ottawa is most attractive when one is leaving it is something that will play out next year federally. Provincially, the focus will be on appearance — particularly that of Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath who must look like they could be premiers, not opposition leaders. Neither party leader can script a Layton-Ignatieff moment, but it is that unpredictability that draws us to debates. And sometimes a moment emerges that an opposition party so relishes, it can be not only a springboard to electoral gain but a narrative to ride well into the next legislature. Tim Harper is a national affairs writer. His column appears Monday, Wednesday and Friday. firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter:@ nutgraf1
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Kudos to Woodlea residents As if there wasn’t already enough to love about Woodlea, on Tuesday evening, droves — well more than 40 — Woodlea residents attended a meet and greet. Perhaps not a first-ever such gathering, the consensus was that, “We should have done this long ago.” We discussed neighbourhood interests and issues, priorities and peeves. We had discussions about planning and development, crime prevention and safety, possible community celebrations and events, as well as the current pulse and potential future for our neighbourhood. There was not only positive and productive discussion, the evening was an opportunity to connect with neighbours and get to know each other better. There was a definite sense of community pride and commitment, of neighbourliness, in the air. Speaking of location (and neighbourliness), many thanks to Rebecca and Paul for eagerly opening the doors of their Benedict Devlin Real Estate
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Services office to the neighbourhood. To say they were extremely gracious and very generous hosts would be an understatement. Rebecca and Paul have transformed the former Traptow Photography building into a beautiful community asset. It was the perfect setting for the gathering. Special thanks to Emily Damberger (community and program facilitator at the City of Red Deer) and her colleagues for sharing their expertise and experience to transform the passion and ideas of our small organizing committee into a constructive and rewarding evening. We appreciate the time and effort, support and suggestions, provided thus far and anticipated as we go forward. And thank you to our neighbours for a great evening. Overwhelmingly positive, generally on the same page about concerns and ideas, the group agreed that staying connected, working together and having a voice were important — that the evening was a great start. All were in favour of moving forward towards establishing a community association (of some form). If the goal of the organizing committee was to meet our neighbours, gauge their interest, get a sense of the issues,
generate ideas, reach consensus and determine next steps, we exceeded our expectations. Thank you all. So next, the organizing committee will work with the city’s community development staff to analyze information gathered at the meeting and report back to the community. If you are a Woodlea resident willing to share ideas or comments, or would like your email added to the contact list, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura Turner, Doug Anderson, Sheila Bannerman, Bruce Buckley and Peter Slade Red Deer
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Ottawa moves to protect the vulnerable PLANNED PROSTITUTION LAW BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Conservative government’s forthcoming prostitution bill will be aimed at “protecting vulnerable individuals,” says Justice Minister Peter MacKay, suggesting the legislation will try to shield sex workers from exploitation. MacKay said Monday the government’s “measured response” to a landmark Supreme Court ruling will be tabled in coming days, branding it the “Canadian model” for dealing with the sale of sexual services. The minister’s comments came as
his department officially released the results Monday of an online consultation that will help underpin the legislation. A slight majority of those who responded to the Justice Department’s month-long consultation earlier this year felt that purchasing sexual services should be a criminal offence. However, two-thirds of the more than 31,000 respondents said selling sex should not be an offence. MacKay had no trouble reconciling the seemingly contradictory notions of buying sex being against the law, but selling it being legal. “They are squared in what I will describe as a Canadian model, that will be included in comprehensive legislation that will be put before the House of Commons in coming days,” he said before entering the House of Commons
for question period. “We believe that this legislation is the proper response, it’s the measured response after having consulted broadly. And we feel that this will go to the heart of protecting vulnerable individuals.” MacKay said he could not provide more details until the legislation is presented. The Supreme Court of Canada struck down key elements of Canada’s prostitution laws in December, giving Parliament one year to come up with new measures. Under existing laws, prostitution itself is legal but almost all related activities — including communicating in a public place for the purposes of prostitution, pimping and running a brothel — are criminal offences. About six in every 10 participants in
the consultation said benefiting economically from the prostitution of an adult should be illegal. The department received comments from 117 organizations but — citing confidentiality — did not reveal their names. They included groups that provide education, support and services, as well as faith-based organizations, police forces, municipalities and those who offer sexual services. Those who actually work in the sex trade were not consulted in meaningful ways, said Vanessa D’Allesio, a sex worker and member of the board of directors of Maggie’s — Toronto Sex Workers’ Action Project. The organization says decriminalization is the only system that will protect sex workers, by ensuring access to labour, legal and human rights.
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A group of zebra mussels, taken from Lake Erie, are seen in an undated photo. They are small clam-like creatures that seem to spread in the blink of an eye and squeeze the life out of the rivers and lakes they inhabit. This summer, those who grapple with zebra mussels will be watching Manitoba, where officials are trying to stop an invasion with a unique experiment.
Officials say potash experiment has killed zebra mussels BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Manitoba says a unique experiment using liquid potash has halted a zebra mussel invasion in one of the province’s harbours. Officials say Winnipeg Beach will be reopened after it was closed two weeks ago. The harbour was one of four sealed off with a silt curtain and pumped with liquid potash until a lethal concentration for the mussels was reached. The technique has been tried in a closed quarry, but it’s believed to be the first time liquid potash has been used in open water. Scientists who study the mussels say the experiment in Manitoba is a “golden opportunity” to find a way to prevent their proliferation in water bodies around the world. Rob Nedotiafko, who co-ordinated the treatment for Manitoba Conservation, says all the zebra mussels have been killed at Winnipeg Beach, where they were first found last October. “It went really well,” he said Monday, although Nedotiafko added there is no way to know exactly how many zebra mussels in the harbour were destroyed. After the harbours were sealed off, live imported zebra mussels were lowered into the water in cages as a way of monitoring the experiment. When those mussels died, scientists knew the potash had been a success, Nedotiafko said.
“It’s essentially a canary in a coal mine situation,” he said. “The potash concentrations that were achieved had that desirable effect on the sample mussels, so the assumption is that everything else that was in there was also killed as well.” The province sealed off the harbours after the May long weekend and predicted they would be reopened by early June. The treatment is on schedule and the four targeted spots are expected to be free of zebra mussels in the next few weeks, Nedotiafko said. Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh said the province knew it had to act if there was to be a “fighting chance” of keeping the mussels out of Lake Winnipeg. The potash plan will cost $500,000, but Mackintosh said it could save millions down the road if the mussels are eradicated. “This is a difficult situation and the implications can be long-term,” he said in the legislature Monday. “Where we do have some information about the prevalence of zebra mussels, (they) are treated according to the best science that is available.” The province is focusing on a long-term strategy to ensure the mussels don’t take hold, he said. “We’ll ensure that the surveillance is increased.” But Conservative critic Shannon Martin said even though the government has spent $500,000 dumping 400 tonnes of potash in the harbours, he hasn’t heard a long-term strategy to ensure the mussels don’t return once the curtains are raised.
HALIFAX — A unique Nova Scotia law aimed at squelching online harassment is being used for the first time to reach beyond Canada’s borders to determine the identity of a cyberbully. The province’s CyberScan unit said Monday a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge issued an order last week under the province’s new Cyber-safety Act demanding information from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Canada’s BCE Inc. “It is the first order in Canada for that purpose,” said Roger Merrick, the province’s director of public safety. “It’s groundbreaking for us.” The court order is seeking records that could identify the accused cyberbully, including home addresses, email addresses, user names, given names, account names and IP addresses. The case involves a young woman in Halifax who has recently received threatening and harassing messages from an unknown person or persons accused of hacking her social media accounts, Merrick said. “I can’t give you too much information for fear of jeopardizing the investigation,” said Merrick, adding that police are also investigating. The CyberScan unit has yet to hear from any of the companies involved and the process could take months to complete, Merrick said. He said police routinely issue production orders when seeking information from online sources while investigating criminal matters, including child exploitation cases. If the information sought is found in the United States, police turn to the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance to guide them. In this case, the CyberScan unit is relying on civil law procedures. “This is the first one for us ... (and) there may be a different process,” Merrick said, adding there’s no guarantee the companies will recognize the court order. “This is a learning process for us, too.” The province’s Cyber-safety Act defines cyberbullying as any electronic communication “that is intended or ought reasonably be expected to cause fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other damage or harm to another person’s health, emotional well-being, self-esteem or reputation.” The law was drafted after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, who was taken off life-support in April 2013 after a suicide attempt. The 17-year-old girl’s family says she was subjected to months of bullying, much of it online. The law received its first test in court in February when a judge imposed a cyberbullying prevention order on a man who used Facebook to threaten the chief of a native band. Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nation, complained that local resident Christopher George Prosper had used the site to post abusive, obscene and defamatory comments about her and her family. Judge Heather Robertson of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court concluded Paul had been cyberbullied. She ordered Prosper to remove all messages deemed to be cyberbullying, refrain from contacting Paul and stop cyberbullying. The unit has the option of seeking orders to confiscate computers, cellphones and other mobile devices. Those who violate orders like the one issued against Prosper can be fined up to $5,000 and face a jail sentence of up to six months.
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B.C. students plan provincewide walkout PROTEST USE AS BARGAINING CHIP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — When she was in Grade 4, Victoria Barker sat at home for two weeks during her first teachers’ strike, filling out educational worksheets her parents printed off the Internet because she couldn’t stop her passion for learning. Her love for school, though, has been chipped away in the ensuing eight years, as she’s lost classroom time and field trips, and felt the anxiety of missing exams as a result of job action by teachers that’s become the hallmark of a British Columbia public education. Now on the verge of graduating from Grade 12 in Surrey, B.C., Barker finds herself in the midst of yet an-
TEACHERS JOB ACTION other teachers’ dispute. She is now mobilizing students for a provincewide walkout on Wednesday to let off frustrations she said have built up like emotions in a child caught between two divorcing parents. “It’s two adult groups that are arguing and they can’t come to an agreement among themselves,” said the 18-year-old Lord Tweedsmuir secondary school student. “So they decide to pull us in and use us as their own pawns.” More than 11,000 people on Monday had RSVP’d their likely participation in the walkout event posted by Barker on Facebook. The plan is for students to leave their classes and rally outside starting 9 a.m. on the only day this week when unionized teachers are not holding rotating strike action.
“No one really asks us how we feel about all this or what our opinion is about this. And yet it’s our education,” Barker said. “It does feel like we can’t do anything about it, unless we take a really big stand against both (sides in the dispute.)” The protest comes at the start of a second week of rotating strikes by teachers. The stage-two job action by more than 40,000 teachers equates to about 150,000 students off school in various districts each day this week except Wednesday. Administrators were aware of the planned demonstration and were discussing their response, said a spokesman for the Vancouver School Board, which presides over 91 elementary schools or annexes and 18 secondary schools.
Lack of supervision has already forced the cancellation of several day camps, track-and-field meets and a big event for special-needs students, said board spokesman Kurt Heinrich. Field trips were being dealt with by senior administrators and staff on a case-bycase basis, he said. “We have been hearing about significant disruptions across the entire school district,” Heinrich said. Barker said students are encouraged to gather outside their schools or in near-by, low-traffic areas and hoist signs with slogans like “Strike + Lockout Walkout.” She recognized a “possibility” students could be reprimanded for what effectively amounts to skipping class but was hopeful media attention would result in leeway. Bargaining is set to resume today. The government has said it’s offering a 7.3 per cent wage increase over six years while the teachers’ union said it wants 13.7 per cent over four years.
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Danny Smyth (left to right), Winnipeg Police Service Superintendent of Investigative Operations and Chief Superintendent Scott Kolody, RCMP Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations in Manitoba and Jason Michalyshen, Winnipeg Police Service Information Officer announce the arrest of Traigo Andretti in the slaying of a woman almost eight years ago. The remains of Myrna Letandre were found in May 2013 in a Winnipeg home.
Arrest in slaying brings calls for national inquiry ON MISSING, MURDERED WOMAN WINNIPEG — A joint police squad tasked with solving cold cases of missing and murdered women in Manitoba has arrested a man in the slaying of a woman almost eight years ago. The arrest has reignited calls for a national inquiry into why almost 1,200 aboriginal women have been murdered or disappeared. The remains of Myrna Letandre were found in May 2013 in a Winnipeg rooming house — almost seven years after she was reported missing by her sister. Investigators with Project Devote, a unit made up of RCMP and Winnipeg police officers, took Traigo Andretti into custody in British Columbia and charged him with second-degree murder. Police said Monday the 38-year-old, who was convicted in the first-degree murder of his wife in British Columbia in April, was being brought back to Winnipeg to face the charges. Winnipeg police Supt. Danny Smyth said investigators worked with the Vancouver homicide unit and waited for them to complete their investigation before bringing their own charges in the Manitoba case. “The charges brought forth here today are a result of careful investigation and the gathering of evidence. The collective efforts of Project Devote team members and really all those involved in the investigation demonstrates a commitment to bring this matter to justice,” Smyth said at a news conference. “Our thoughts go out to Ms. Letandre’s family members who have suffered an overwhelming loss.” The RCMP recently released a report estimating there have been 1,181 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women since 1980. The majority — 1,017 — were murdered, while 164 were reported missing. Police say 59 missing women cases have been solved, leaving the whereabouts of 105 women still unknown. Most of the murders have been solved, say RCMP, but 120 remain unsolved. *With HearPlus App Grand Chief David Harper, who represents Manitoba’s northern First Nations, said an arrest in Letandre’s case may bring some closure to her family, but there are hundreds more looking for answers. “We heard of the missing school girls in Africa and there was a public outcry,” Harper said. “Here we have over 1,000 and still no call for a missing and murdered women national inqui-
ry.” Dennis Whitebird, political liaison with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, criticized police who he said don’t work in partnership with aboriginal leaders. Derek Nepinak, the assembly’s grand chief, was not able to attend Monday’s news conference. “That’s the kind of relationship we currently have with law enforcement. We’re invited to come and make the report look good,” he said. “In 1492, when Columbus came here, he didn’t bring any women. And what happened? Our First Nation women were targets and they’re still targets today. I’m getting really angry as I’m speaking and I apologize for that.” Letandre, who was 37, was originally from Pinaymootang (Fairford) First Nation in Manitoba’s Interlake area. Police said she was in a relationship with Andretti, also known as Dylan Harold Grubb, before she vanished. They said Andretti was questioned at the time of Letandre’s disappearance. Andretti was given a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 25 years in April after admitting to the first-degree murder of his wife, Jennifer McPherson, who was also a longtime Winnipeg resident. Police discovered the scattered remains of McPherson on a remote island near Alert Bay, off the east coast of Vancouver Island, last spring. She had been reported missing from Hanson Island, B.C., on May 1, 2013. The couple had been living there as caretakers of a remote fishing resort called the Pacific Outback Resort.
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A court decision that handed the right to vote to more than one million Canadians who have lived outside the country for more than five years will be appealed, the Conservative government said Monday. In addition, Ottawa said it would seek a stay of the ruling, dashing hopes some expatriates might have had of voting in the byelections scheduled for the end of the month. “Non-residents should have a direct and meaningful connection to Canada and to their ridings in order to vote in federal elections,” Pierre Poilievre, minister of state responsible for democratic reform, said in a statement. “For over two decades, Canada’s policy has limited to five years the length of time someone can be abroad and still vote. That is fair and reasonable.” The application to put the ruling on hold pending the appeal is expected to be heard on June 20. Last month, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Penny struck down parts of the Canada Elections Act that barred Canadian citizens who have lived abroad for more than five years from voting. Two Canadians living in the United States had launched the constitutional challenge, arguing the five-year rule was arbitrary and unreasonable. The duo are disappointed with Ottawa’s decision to appeal, their lawyer Shaun O’Brien told The Canadian Press. “We’re going to fight against the stay, we’re going to fight against the appeal, we’re going to put forward the same arguments,” O’Brien said. “Justice Penny’s judgment was correct and it’s a very strong judgment.” In his decision, Penny said mass murderers have the right to vote but long-term expats, who “care deeply” about Canada, do not. Penny rejected Ottawa’s contention that allowing non-resident Canadians to vote is unfair because those living here are, on a day-to-day basis, subject to Canada’s laws and live with the consequences of Parliament’s decisions. The judge also rejected the government’s request to put his decision on hold for 12 months. In its notice of appeal, the federal government says Penny made several legal errors, among them that Parliament is obliged to “facilitate unlimited voting rights” for expatriates. “The judge (also) made an error of mixed fact and law in concluding that the attorney general’s argument was based on the assumption that someone who has not lived in Canada for five years or more is unworthy of the franchise,” the notice states. The rule disenfranchising Canadians abroad for more than five years was enacted in 1993 amid debate about the strength of their ties to Canada and their knowledge of domestic politics. However, the five-year clock reset for those who returned even for short visits until 2007, when Elections Canada began enforcing the requirement for expats to resume residency in Canada to regain their right to vote abroad if they left again. In their constitutional challenge, Montreal-born Jamie Duong, 30, of Ithaca, N.Y., and Toronto-born Gillian Frank, 35, of Princeton, N.J., argued they had only left Canada for educational and employment opportunities. Both said they still have a strong attachment to Canada and a stake in its future.
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First Nations leader fires back over stalled education bill BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The war of words between some First Nations leaders and the Conservative government is heating up. A member of the Assembly of First Nations from Quebec blasted Bernard Valcourt on Friday, one day after the Aboriginal Affairs minister vented his frustration over a stalled bill to reform First Nations education. “This way of doing things clearly constitutes a breach of the principle of the honour of the Crown in its dealings with First Nations,” Quebec and Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard said in a statement. “It is high time the minister seized the opportunity presented to him to honourably make amends instead of closing the door on any alternative as he has already done.” Though Picard has been speaking on behalf of the Assembly of First Nations since Shawn Atleo abruptly quit as national chief in early May, the group said Friday’s statement was issued in his capacity as regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. Picard also accused the government of misleading Canadians about the level of funding for schools in aboriginal communities, which he says do not receive enough money.
“In recent years, First Nations have gone to many lengths to demonstrate that their schools are underfunded,” the statement said. “The government had always denied this up to Feb. 7, 2014, when it announced additional funding that would enable quality education to be provided. Therefore, the government has lied to the public and kept First Nations schools in a precarious financial situation.” In response to Picard’s comments, Valcourt’s office referred The Canadian Press to its previous statement on the matter. “Our government is extremely disappointed that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) did not honour its agreement with the government,” says that earlier statement. “As we have said all along, this legislation will not proceed without the support of AFN, and we have been clear that we will not invest new money in an education system that does not serve the best interests of First Nations children; funding will only follow real education reforms.” The latest exchanges between the two sides are sure to further escalate the already heightened tensions around First Nations education. Chiefs from across Canada voted this week to reject Conservative education reforms, and they demanded a new agreement with First Nations that provides transfer payments to aboriginal communities.
Harper on U.S. climate-change coal crackdown: been there, done that BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government is responding to U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest climatechange action plan with a shrug: been there, done that. But observers of environmental policy say the United States will take a big leap ahead of Canada in meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets for 2020. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan would place new regulations on existing coalfired electricity plants starting in 2020. Bruce Heyman, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Canada, highlighted the policy Monday night in a major speech in Ottawa while emphasizing the need for the two countries to work together. U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to move crude oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, has been stalled south of the border, while the Obama adminstration drops heavy hints that Canada must do more on the environment. “We need to continue that work together moving toward a low-carbon future, with alternative energy choices, greater energy efficiency, and sustainable extraction of our oil and gas reserves,” Heyman said in prepared remarks. “Newfound energy abundance should not distract us from the need to improve efficiency and combat climate change.”
Obama is making sure the reductions happen by making an executive order via the EPA, rather than through Congress where previous attempts at action have failed. The White House also recently released a National Climate Change Assessment, with dire warnings on the impacts of severe weather. “The Conservatives have said for years that we need to wait for the U.S. to take leadership. Well, here’s the leadership,” NDP environment critic Megan Leslie said to uproarious Conservative laughter Monday during question period. “Obama’s taking action, and yet still, we wait for the Conservatives to introduce their long delayed oil and gas regulations.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper noted that Canada announced similar action on coal-fired electricity plants in 2012, and he predicted the percentage drop in emissions from those plants is likely to be proportionately greater than those proposed by Washington. “The NDP praises the action today of the Obama administration, acting two years after this government acted and taking actions that don’t go near as far as this government went,” Harper said. But coal is by far the largest source of greenhousegas emissions in the United States, while Canada’s is oil and gas. The economic impact of the coal regulations will likely make it a bigger political sacrifice for Obama than it was for Harper. Regulations on Canada’s largest oil and gas emitters have yet to be released, seven years after they were first discussed.
NDP to be asked to pay for mail sent on public purse BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The NDP could be asked to repay potentially millions of dollars worth of mail it sent out into dozens of ridings on the taxpayers’ dime, in a bitter dispute that has the party questioning the integrity of the Speaker of the House of Commons. The closed-door committee of MPs that examines matters of House of Commons spending found Monday that a number of NDP members had broken the rules around the use of parliamentary resources, sources close to the meeting told The Canadian Press. The Board of Internal Economy had been looking at up to 1.8 million pieces of mail that had been sent into dozens of ridings using Commons envelopes and the free postage services available to MPs. Conservatives and Liberals on the committee together found that the mail was partisan in nature, and therefore contravened the bylaws that govern spending by MPs’ offices. Some of the flyers, printed by an outside printing company, carried politicalstyle messages that portrayed the NDP as a better choice than other parties. Some pieces directed recipients to a website where they could donate to the party. The NDP were seen to be exploiting a loophole in the mailing rules that did not explicitly bar such mailings that were put in a sealed envelope, as opposed to other kinds of MPs’ pamphlets. “It’s a clear statement that they were not following the rules,” said one person familiar with the committee’s finding, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The issue of a satellite office the NDP set up in the Montreal area using Commons resources is next up on the agenda for the committee. “This is going to get worse before it gets better.” Who exactly will be asked to repay the money and how is unclear — dozens of MPs were involved in the mailouts, with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s office responsible for a large proportion. The amount of money at issue could be staggering. Each piece of mail would carry with it postage costs, plus the cost of each envelope. Commons legal staff are working out the bill, and options for how it could be repaid. Technically, each MP whose name was attached to a piece of mail could be responsible for repayment. But options that would include reducing the NDP’s Commons budget, or having the party pay, are also being examined. The NDP lashed out angrily at the committee in a late statement, calling the committee a “kangaroo court.” The party maintains that it had received formal clearance from the House of Commons administration and Speaker Andrew Scheer to make sure their mail was appropriate. The statement went on to suggest that Scheer has been strongarmed by his colleagues in the Conservative party into suggesting that the NDP had not checked in advance. “The Official Opposition now believes the integrity of the Speaker’s chair — and the democracy it protects — is at risk,” reads the statement. Such accusations are rare in the Commons, where the Speaker is generally regarded as non-partisan and criticism rarely directed publicly to his chair. Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer is expected to make a statement about the matter today.
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the years ahead, said Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transcription at Mexico’s energy department. “Mexico is fully committed to the transformation of the energy sector and if we are to take advantage of these resources, we can do it with many people,” he told a Calgary business crowd Monday. “But better we do it with friends.” The energy reforms were passed by Mexico’s Congress in December, but still require a raft of secondary legislation to become fully implemented. Calgary was the first city in which the Mexican officials made the pitch — even before stops in Houston or
New York. The reforms aim to end PEMEX’s monopoly over oil and gas development and Comision Federal de Electricidad’s control over the power sector by the end of next year.
gest opportunities for international players can be found in Mexico’s shale oil and gas frontier, potentially drumming up business for Canadian service and equipment companies. “Canada’s strong position in the energy sector and its political, geographic and eco— LEONARDO BELTRAN RODRIGUEZ, nomic ties UNDERSECRETARY t o M e x i c o OF MEXICO’S ENERGY DEPARTMENT could benefit Canadian companies Both will still be owned by across the value chain,” said the government, but the goal the report. Last year, Mexico is for them to operate more produced 2.5 million barrels like corporations. per day of oil, down from 3.4 A report by the Canada million barrels in 2004. B West Foundation and Mexican ut its potential to grow its economic think-tank Insituto crude production from soMexicano Competitividad re- called tight oil plays — where leased Monday says the big- it’s difficult to make the oil
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Work continues on a 19,700-square-foot building at 70 Queensgate Crescent in Queens Business Park, west of Hwy 2. Leasing agent Kelly Babcock of Solomons Commercial said four of the concrete building’s five bays remain available for rent, with these expected to be available for occupancy by summer. The contractor is Eagle Builders of Blackfalds.
Local home resale market still gaining momentum BY ADVOCATE STAFF Memories of the global economic downturn are probably becoming hazier for Central Alberta Realtors, as the local residential resale market continues to gain momentum. The Central Alberta Realtors Association reports that 247 Red Deer homes were sold through the Multiple Listing Service last month, a 16 per cent increase over the 213 sales in April and an 18 per cent jump from the 210 deals recorded in May 2013. In the area covered by the association outside Red Deer, the tally last month was 329. That marked an 11 per cent improvement from the April figure of 296, and a 15 per cent increase over the May 2013 total of 286. Last month, the association said the April 2014 sales total for Central Alberta was the highest ever for an April, and the third highest monthly total ever.
The average selling price in Red Deer in May was $332,912, as compared with $349,201 in April and $334,912 a year ago. Outside the city, the average was $271,469 — down from $283,996 in April and $282,410 last May. Average prices may not provide a good indication of market trends, because the types and locations of properties sold vary from period to period. Five months into 2014, MLS records indicated that 849 homes had been sold in Red Deer and 1,158 in the surrounding region. Those totals were up seven per cent and 17 per cent respectively from the January-to-May 2013 totals of 792 in the city and 988 outside. There were 344 Red Deer residential listings processed through the MLS system last month, as compared with 301 in May 2013 and 307 in April 2014. Outside the city, new listings last month totalled 640 — an increase from 627 a year ago and 576 this April.
OTTAWA — By almost universal agreement the Bank of Canada is expected to hold tight Wednesday and keep its stimulative policy interest rate at one per cent for the umpteenth time, but the central bank faces a dilemma. Most of the good news on the economy is in some theoretical future and most of the bad news is happening now. If things don’t pick up soon, what the central bank might want to consider is something few thought feasible a few months ago or even a year ago — cutting interest rates, says David Madani, economist with Capital Economics in Toronto. That is not Madani’s baseline scenario, he wants to make clear. But he also doesn’t rule it out. “If there is going to be a change in interest rates, I think it’s more likely it will be a cut than an increase,” he says. Madani, who is known to be bearish on the economy, sees no reason to change his mind. “Where is this growth going to come from if exports continue to (be weak) and business investment remains fairly cautious and housing is acting as a drag on the economy? That’s why the Bank of Canada might have to think about supporting the economy a little bit.” The bleak viewpoint is supported by data that suggests the brutal winter can’t be blamed for all that’s ailing the economies of the United States and Canada. Last week, the U.S. estimated its economy pulled back in the first quarter, a startling contraction more than three years into a recovery period. By the reckoning of some,
the winter might have sliced about 1.5 percentage points off growth, which would still have left the first quarter barely above zero. In Canada, gross domestic product growth was a bit stronger at a pace of 1.2 per cent, but still well south of the speed the central bank believes is necessary to close the capacity gap. Jobs growth has been stagnant for months and, on Monday, the RBC manufacturing purchasing manager’s index showed better weather hasn’t warmed the factory sector as the index dropped for the second consecutive month to 52.2 in May, the lowest setting since January. The manufacturing index in the U.S. did show some improvement, after being misreported twice by the Institute of Supply Management, although the employment index dipped somewhat. TD Bank chief economist Craig Alexander says the growth story the central bank has telling for months remains the most likely, although he concedes it would be more convincing if current trends supported the “don’t worry/be happy” narrative. Even so, he says, the bank is “between a rock and a hard place” dealing with an economy that always appears poised to shift into a higher gear but never does. With household debt near record levels — 164 per cent of annual disposable income — and housing prices setting records almost monthly, the bar for cutting interest rates is high. “If you didn’t have the personal leverage problem ... we’d actually be having a much bigger debate about the probability of cutting rates,” he explained.
Canadian students getting bite of big Apple BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Top programmers who write software for Apple computers, phones and tablets plan their year around attending the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. For 16-year-old Douglas Bumby of Vancouver, making the trip means missing a week of school. But he got permission to play hooky for a few days after being named by Apple as one of 200 winners of its scholarship program with a free ticket
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and how to implement the new stuff ... I would like to work at Apple as a software engineer or designer one day,” said Bumby as he was making the drive to California with his grandparents. Bumby and the other winners had to impress Apple by creating an autobiographical app showcasing their skills, previous programming experience and interests. Bumby said he probably put 60 or 70 hours into his application over the course of just
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over a week, and noted that he had already launched an app in Apple’s App Store and had two others in the works. He’s currently developing a stopwatch app for runners and a collaboration tool for developers and designers. He credits a Grade 2 computer class with getting him interested in technology and coding. He started learning basic HTML to build websites before moving on a few years later to the C programming lan-
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guage and Objective-C. “With C and Objective-C I learned everything from YouTube, I spent an entire summer at a computer just watching tutorials, that was pretty much my days,” Bumby said. “I’ve always been around and immersed in technology, it’s one of my hobbies — one of my only hobbies now to be honest.” The other Canadian winners are Martin Bestawros, Jaiten Gill, Indragie Karunaratne, Bruce Li, Jaxon Stevens and Ishan Thukral.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.12 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 51.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.31 Blackberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.07 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.64 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.18 Cdn. National Railway . . 66.24 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 185.07 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.52 Capital Power Corp . . . . 25.99 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.65 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 52.51 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 51.82 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 28.97 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.48 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.86 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . . 21.3 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.81 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 52.30 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 66.49 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 41.51 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 12.92 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 50.69 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 105.15 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.40 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.50 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 48.85 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 18.65 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.03 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.97 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.76 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.44 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 17.34 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.61 First Quantum Minerals . 22.94 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 24.99 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.77 Labrador . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.88 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.12 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 38.99 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.67 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.50 Energy MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher as widelywatched manufacturing indexes for China and the U.S. hit their highest levels so far this year. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 76.56 points to 14,680.72. The Canadian dollar was lower, down 0.47 of a cent to 91.76 cents US. U.S. markets also were generally higher after the Institute for Supply Management twice corrected its May manufacturing index to show that factories grew at a strong pace last month. Markets had reacted negatively earlier in the morning after the original report said that manufacturers had expanded at a weaker pace. The Dow Jones industrials gained 26.46 points to 16,743.63, Nasdaq declined 5.42 points to 4,237.2 and the S&P 500 index added 1.4 points to 1,924.97. The ISM’s manufacturing index for May now reads 55.4, up from 53.2 in the initial report and April’s reading of 50.4. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. Hopes for a second quarter rebound have been high, particularly after data released last week showed that the U.S. economy contracted by a larger than expected one per cent in the January-March quarter, due in large part to severe winter weather. The world’s second-biggest economy also had positive manufacturing data on Monday. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said its monthly manufacturing index rose to 50.8 points in May. There is a heavy slate of economic data this week, capped on Friday by Canadian and U.S. jobs reports. Economists forecast another month of strong job gains. They expect the U.S. economy cranked out about 219,000 jobs in May following a 288,000 gain in April. In Canada, economists estimate about 21,000 jobs were added in May. On the TSX, the base metals sector led advancers, up 1.47 per cent as the Chinese data pushed the July copper contract up five cents to US$3.17 a pound. The energy sector rose 0.77 per cent as July crude in New York declined 24 cents to US$102.47 a barrel. The gold sector fell 0.64 per cent, with July bullion $2 lower to US$1,244. Bullion prices fell 3.5 per cent last week with markets feeling more comfortable about the Ukraine crisis and more concerned about deflation rather than inflation, particularly in Europe. On the corporate front, trucking and delivery company TransForce Inc. says it has a US$310-million deal to buy Minnesota-based Transport America, Inc., which offers transportation services across the United States. TransForce (TSX:TFI) says the acquisition is expected to generate annual revenues of about US$350 million for the Quebec company. Its shares were 36 cents lower at $23.34. Pershing Square Capital Management LP is seeking to replace a majority of directors at Allergan Inc. at a special meeting of shareholders. The move is part of a plan to
Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 31.91 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 36.44 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 70.60 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.23 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 58.04 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 44.54 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 22.86 Canyon Services Group. 16.33 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.16 CWC Well Services . . . . . 1.05 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 25.42 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.57 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 99.94 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 65.01 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.62 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 36.87 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 53.66 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.95 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.13 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.120 Precision Drilling Corp . . 14.26 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 42.04 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.14 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 16.75 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 11.49 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 74.53 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 76.24 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 69.77 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96.19 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 37.93 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.16 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.07 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 51.35 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 72.00 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.12 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 45.47 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 74.66 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 36.91 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.99 back a proposed takeover of the Botox maker by Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). The investment firm headed by Bill Ackman is the largest shareholder at Allergan with a 9.7 per cent stake. On Friday, Valeant raised its stock-and-cash offer to about US$180 per share, valuing Allergan at more than US$54 billion. Valeant shares closed up $3.83 to $146.17. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,680.72, up 76.56 points TSX Venture Exchange — 978.47, down 5.52 points TSX 60 — 840.80, up 4.20 points Dow — 16,743.63, up 26.46 points S&P 500 — 1,924.97, up 1.40 points Nasdaq — 4,237.20, down 5.42 point Currencies at close: Cdn — 91.76 cents US, down 0.47 of a cent Pound — C$1.8254, up 0.81 of a cent Euro — C$1.4820, up 0.41 of a cent Euro — US$1.3597, up 0.34 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.47 per barrel, down 24 cents (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,244 per oz., down $2.00 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.212 oz., up 7.5 cents $681.97 kg., up $2.42 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Friday at 978.47, down 5.52 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 124.33 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: July ’14 $5.10 lower $453.20; Nov. ’14 $3.50 lower $461.40; Jan ’15 $3.10 lower $467.30; March ’15 $3.00 lower $469.80; May ’15 $2.90 lower $471.30; July ’15 $2.00 lower $472.60; Nov ’15 $1.10 higher $470.60; Jan. ’16 $1.10 higher $464.60; March ’16 1.10 higher $468.10; May ’16 $1.10 higher $468.10; July ’16 $1.10 higher $468.10. Barley (Western): July ’14 $5.00 lower $145.00; Oct. ’14 $5.00 lower $145.00; Dec. ’14 $5.00 lower $147.00; March ’15 $5.00 lower $148.00; May ’15 $5.00 lower $148.00; July ’15 $5.00 lower $148.00; Oct. ’15 $5.00 lower $148.00; Dec. ’15 $5.00 lower $148.00; March ’16 $5.00 lower $148.00; May ’16 $5.00 lower $148.00; July ’16 $5.00 lower $148.00. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 351,020 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 351,020.
China manufacturing grew in May BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Chinese manufacturing grew for the third consecutive month in May, suggesting a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy is stabilizing, a state-sanctioned industry group said Sunday. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said that its monthly purchasing managers index rose to 50.8 points in May on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding. That was up from April’s 50.4 points and represented the highest level this year. China’s economic growth was down to 7.4 per cent in the first quarter as leaders try to reduce reliance on trade and investment and boost domestic consumption. Chinese leaders have launched several mini-stimulus efforts when the economy appeared to be cooling too sharply. In a more pessimistic report, HSBC’s preliminary purchasing managers’ index released last month showed Chinese manufacturing rose to 49.7 in May from 48.1 in April, suggesting that it contracted in May for the fifth straight month but at a less severe pace of decline.
Oilsands crude for Quebec barely benefits over risk REPORT CALLS SPINOFFS INSIGNIFICANT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — A newly released report says proposals to pipe western Canadian crude to Quebec refineries would deliver negligible economic benefits to the province in exchange for heightened environmental risk. An economist who co-authored the study, which was prepared for two environmental groups, said Monday that job creation and spinoffs from several active pipeline-and-processing proposals would be insignificant to Quebec’s overall economy. At the same time, Brigid Rowan said a pipeline accident could cost lives and put taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars, particularly if a spill takes place in an urban area like Toronto or Montreal. “(The risks) are assumed by Quebec citizens and not by the developers,” Rowan told a news conference in Montreal. Results of the analysis, conducted for Greenpeace and Equiterre by California-based consulting firm The Goodman Group Ltd., were released as oilsands producers in Western Canada search for new ways to transport their crude to markets. The study examined possible economic advantages of the Energy East pipeline project by TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), a plan by Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) to enable its Montreal refinery to process thick oilsands bitumen and the Line 9 reversal by Enbridge (TSX:ENB). Rowan argued that even if all of these projects moved forward, the benefits for Quebec’s already small oil sector would be “minuscule.” The report, dated in January but only made public Monday, says the overall contribution of the oil sector amounts to about 0.5 per cent of the province’s economy and 0.3 per cent of Quebec’s jobs. It attributed its findings to data provided by Statistics Canada and proponents of the various projects. Any small economic benefits, Rowan said, would be felt during the short-term, development phase. She said the projects would generate few long-term jobs in the province. In reaction to the study, a spokesman for TransCanada said its authors minimize the impact of billions of dollars in investments. “When you invest $3.2 billion to build something in the province of Quebec and invest $125 million to operate it annually for decades, it only makes sense
that Quebecers will benefit from jobs and taxes generated,” Shawn Howard wrote in an email. “These groups marginalize the contribution of the refining industry in Quebec by typifying the employment in that industry as minimal. “If Quebec refineries closed, that would mean the loss of thousands of jobs and those impacts are real for the people who choose to work in this field.” A study commissioned by TransCanada, and released last year, predicted Energy East’s development and construction phase would produce the equivalent of 10,071 direct full-time jobs across Canada until 2018. The report, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, said 1,081 direct jobs would be created once the pipeline is up and running. Earlier this year, the National Energy Board approved Enbridge’s controversial plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of Line 9, a project that would transport crude eastward to refineries in Ontario and Montreal. The board said its decision would allow Enbridge to “react to market forces and provide benefits to Canadians, while at the same time implementing the project in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.” Opponents of the Line 9 project often highlight Enbridge’s 2010 spill in Michigan, where 20,000 barrels of crude leaked into the Kalamazoo River. The federal government welcomed the Line 9 decision, saying the project would protect high-quality refining jobs in Quebec, open new markets for oil producers in Western Canada and replace moreexpensive foreign crude. The Goodman study, meanwhile, said while refiners would likely benefit from the lower-priced crude, the savings probably wouldn’t be passed on to consumers at the pump. It recommended that instead of partnering with oilsands-related projects Quebec should focus on creating jobs by developing its green-energy industry. “Quebec should continue to move towards cleaner energy by increasing investments in renewables, energy efficiency and public transportation,” said the report, titled “Economics of Transporting and Processing Tar Sands Crudes in Quebec.” “They would allow Quebec to reap more significant and longer-lasting economic-development benefits.”
Foreign banks agree to share account information with IRS IN TAX EVASION CRACKDOWN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service. More than 77,000 foreign banks, investment funds and other financial institutions have agreed to share information about U.S. account holders with the IRS as part of a crackdown on offshore tax evasion, the Treasury Department announced Monday. The list includes 515 Russian financial institutions. Russian banks had to apply directly to the IRS because the U.S. broke off negotiations with the Russian government over an information-sharing agreement because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Nearly 70 countries have agreed to share information from their banks as part of a U.S. law that targets Americans hiding assets overseas. Participating countries include the world’s financial giants, as well as many places where Americans have traditionally hid assets, including Switzerland, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Starting in March 2015, these financial institutions have agreed to supply the IRS with names, account numbers and balances for accounts controlled by U.S. taxpayers. Under the law, foreign banks that don’t agree to share information with the IRS face steep penalties when doing business in the U.S. The law requires American banks to withhold 30 per cent of certain payments to foreign banks that don’t participate in the program — a significant price for access to the world’s largest economy. The 2010 law is known as FATCA, which stands for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. It was designed to encourage — some say force — foreign financial institutions to share information about U.S. account holders with the IRS, making it more difficult for Americans to use overseas accounts to evade U.S. taxes. “The strong international support for FATCA is clear, and this success will help us in our goal of stopping tax evasion and narrowing the tax gap,” said Robert Stack, deputy assistant treasury secretary for international tax affairs. Under the law, U.S. banks that fail to withhold the
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MEXICO: Drawing lessons from U.S. fracking It’s drawing some lessons from the U.S. experience with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the controversial method used to extract oil and gas from rock formations deep underground. For instance, baseline studies are being done on air quality, aquifers, biodiversity and soil ahead of time, he said. There’s a lot about Mexico that could be attractive to Canadian firms, said Carlo Dade, with the Canada West Foundation. “Mexico’s something we’ve had our eye on for awhile as an opportunity,” he said. For instance both countries D are members of the I North American Free L B Trade Agreement and E are neighbours with the R United States. T However, the report flags some risk factors,
tax would be liable for it themselves, a powerful incentive to comply. U.S. banks are scheduled to start withholding 30 per cent of interest and dividend payments in July, though recent guidance from the Treasury Department gives U.S. banks some leeway on timing as they gear up their systems. The withholding applies to stocks and bonds, including U.S. Treasurys. Some previously owned securities would be exempt from the withholding, but in general, previously owned stocks would not. Private investors who use foreign financial institutions to facilitate trades also face the withholding penalty. Those private investors could later apply to the IRS for refunds, but the inconvenience would be enormous. Treasury released the list of complying banks on Monday so American financial institutions will know it is OK to send them payments without withholding the tax. Treasury is expected to update the list next month, after another push to complete informationsharing agreements. “I think having 77,000 on this first list is a pretty big success,” said Denise Hintzke of Deloitte Tax LLP. “It appears to me that people are taking it pretty seriously and intend to comply.” Banks in many countries are prevented by local privacy laws from sharing account information with foreign governments. To get around these restrictions, the Treasury Department has been negotiating agreements in which foreign governments will collect the information from their banks and then share it with U.S. authorities. Russia was negotiating one of these agreements when the U.S. broke off talks in March. Nevertheless, 515 Russian financial institutions applied to the IRS directly and have been accepted into the program. More could apply in the coming weeks. Online: IRS list of complying foreign financial institutions: http://apps.irs.gov/app/fatcaFfiList/flu.jsf Countries with information-sharing agreements: http://tinyurl.com/q6vg7nj such as uncertainty over how the energy reforms will be executed. Crime and violence is also an issue in some of the areas with shale potential. An “unintended consequence” of increased Mexican production could be more intense competition with Canadian oilsands crude in the market, the report said. One of the rationales for the stalled Keystone XL pipeline, cited by its supporters, is its potential role in displacing waning Mexican and Venezuelan heavy oil imports to the U.S. Gulf Coast with a steady supply from Canada. U.S. imports from Mexico are down 41 per cent over the past six years, while imports from Canada are up by 25 per cent. “If Canadian services help to rehabilitate the Mexican industry, Canadian sales expectations to the U.S. might have to be revised,” the report says.
LIFESTYLE Who pays for the first lady’s fabulous fashions? BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-therack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures. In recent weeks, Mrs. Obama has turned heads with a forest-green Naeem Khan dress at the opening of a new costume gallery at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. She shimmered in a silver Marchesa gown at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. And her flowered shirtdress for a Mother’s Day tea at the White House (recycled from an earlier event) hit the just right note for an audience of military moms. It takes money to pull that off, month after month. Those three dresses by themselves could add up to more than $15,000 retail. Is it the taxpayers who foot the bill? No. (Despite what critics say.) Is it Mrs. Obama? Usually, but not always. Does she pay full price? Not likely. Does she ever borrow gowns from designers? No. The financing of the first lady’s wardrobe is a subject that has bedeviled presidents and their wives for centuries. Mary Todd Lincoln racked up tens of thousands of dollars in clothing bills and considered selling manure from the White House grounds to pay them off, according to the National First Ladies’ Library. Jacqueline Kennedy’s father-in-law stepped in to finance her Oleg Cassini wardrobe to keep clothes from becoming a political liability for President John Kennedy. Nancy Reagan got grief for borrowing designer gowns and not always returning them or reporting them as gifts. Laura Bush, in her memoir, said she was “amazed by the sheer number of designer clothes that I was expected to buy” as first lady. How does Mrs. Obama, a fashion icon with far more expensive tastes than Mrs. Bush, swing it? For starters, the Obamas reported adjusted income of $481,000 last year, and assets worth $1.8 million to $7 million.And like most people, Mrs. Obama (mostly her personal aide, really) looks for discounts. And, for really big events, the first lady has an option not available to every fashionista.
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Wife has developed a negative attitude Dear Annie: My wife of nearly 55 years has had a negative attitude for a long time, but it has gotten worse in the past few years. She has become very critical. For instance, she doesn’t care for a local hospital, and in social settings, she proceeds to warn everyone about a long list of grievances she has heard from a secondMITCHELL hand source. & SUGAR She ignores the fact that those to whom she is speaking are not interested in the information. She endlessly criticizes all family members about everything they do, and not in a constructive way. Every communication includes her high-handed disapproval of their activities to the dismay of everyone within earshot. How can I stop these critiques of everyone and everything? — Tired of Listening Dear Tired: Some people, as they get older, become more negative and critical. Often, they don’t realize it’s happening. We suggest you gently tell your wife that she is coming across as a bitter person and surely she wouldn’t want others to think ill of her. Perhaps you could work out a silent signal to let her know when her conversation is sliding into the dark side, so she can control it. Dear Annie: If you want one of the most excruciating pains you’ll ever have, keep smoking. I did for 63 years. I led a physically active life and never thought I’d suffer such horrible ill effects. Then one day out of the blue, doctors had to do emergency surgery on my right leg due to massive blood clots. After nine days of wondering whether I would ever walk again, I was released. My right foot and thigh are still partially numb, and walking is uncomfortable. Mind you, before that, I led an active, physical life. I’ve had multiple stents put in and an angioplasty. There are better things to do in life than lie in a hospital bed where the
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First lady Michelle Obama arrives at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center last month, in New York. Here’s how Joanna Rosholm, press secretary to the first lady, explains it: “Mrs. Obama pays for her clothing. For official events of public or historic significance, such as a state visit, the first lady’s clothes may be given as a gift by a designer and accepted on behalf of the U.S. government. They are then stored by the National Archives.” That saves Mrs. Obama considerable money, although the White House refused to say how often the first lady wears donated clothes and the National Archives declined to say how many such items it has in storage. The White House did say that the first lady doesn’t borrow any clothing and, for the most part, buys her own clothes.
nurses come in at 4 a.m. to draw blood. After my last bout with my leg, I finally kicked the butt habit. It’s been six months, and the smell of cigarette smoke now nauseates me. I never realized how bad it smelled to others. I burned up many thousands of dollars on cigarettes over the years. I was addicted, but thankfully I can live without cigarettes now, although I still get the urge -— but all I need is the reminder of the pain in my leg and the fear of having it amputated. Friends and family had urged me to stop for years, but I didn’t listen. It took an event of terrible pain to make me pay attention. If you’re young, don’t start. If you’re already a smoker, save yourself the inevitable and quit. — Pt. Charlotte, Fla. Dear Florida: The addiction to nicotine is tough to break, which is why giving up cigarettes can be so difficult. There are plenty of programs to help (try the National Cancer Institute at smokefree.gov or the American Cancer Society at cancer.org). We are glad you finally quit, and we hope others won’t wait until they are in the hospital — or worse. Dear Annie: Instead of telling “Grossed Out” to contact the health department, she should first speak to the owner immediately. As a restaurant owner myself, I definitely would want to know if an employee was licking her fingers when serving ice cream. It’s unlikely the employee would show her offenses during an inspection. Since “Grossed” is concerned that the owner might retaliate, maybe she could simply ask the employee, “Aren’t you supposed to wear gloves?” According to the standards set by the health department, all employees must wear gloves when prepping, cooking or handling food. The general public would be surprised to know how much sickness is passed along by such health no-nos. — Sweet Home Alabama Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
HOROSCOPES Tuesday, June 3 public level. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Today will offer Anderson Cooper, 46; Rafael Nadal, 27; Imo- you some unexpected news from those at gen Poots; 24 a distance which might dampen your typical THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today will be enthusiasm. one of those days when you will want exciteA serious look at your home life might be ment in your life, but that won’t happen. unsettling. There could be some surprising news that Simply, you will have to change your percould be a bit unsettling and this might trigger spective now, and take actions toward more a serious look at your circumstances. harmony and balance. If there have been thoughts of separating VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will have from a friendship or a business relation with a to look deeper today to find joy. woman, it will most likely be today. That is not to say it will be a bad day. It is HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birth- simply that some circumstances in your life day, then this year will promise to will need to be readdressed and offer you a way forward. altered to better suit your current Although at first there might passions in life. be more shocking events espeMove towards your aspiracially where female friends are tions now, each step will count. concerned. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will take a serious look at Today could offer you a chance your work and daily routine and to take a serious look at your adjust your sails towards only financial situation. that which you are passionate This could be with a business about. If something leaves your partnership or your spouse and life this year, it is for the best. perhaps it will leave you less ARIES (March 21-April 19): than happy. Sudden happenings with roThis will mark a change of LARISA MAIRA mantic interests will leave you action on your behalf - it will be wondering of their commitment necessary and rewarding. OZOLINS to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. It is just one day, take a look 21): Today could offer you some at what comes up and find a resunexpected news in relation to olution to any fears you might your career. have with them. Now, on the surface, it will leave you Don’t sulk on the negative today. Accept slightly depressed, but this is not the truth. the truth and move forward! This is happening to make you recognize TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today will what you are truly passionate about or not, mark a time when you are a bit negative to- and for you to adjust your sails. wards your significant relationship, spouse or SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some business partners. interesting news will come to you from a disTake the day off, this could be emotion- tance. The positive outlook is that you will ally trying on a deeper level than you can be able to move towards your dreams more imagine. freely. Address issues with family members and The negative is that you will have to let be positive! some notion of what makes you happy go. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today will Excitement will return shortly. mark a day when you seriously look at your CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today work, health and daily routine to see if it is will offer you the ability to make some much supporting your aspirations. needed adjustments within your home life Sudden happening with friends might and with your family. leave you a bit uneasy, but this can only help It might seem like they are deflating your you understand your position in the current bubble of joy at the moment, but they are ofcircumstances. fering you some seriously great advice. Take CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will it! want some more excitement at work or a on AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will a public level today. That energy is just not in crave more excitement from others today, but play today. there will be work obligations. Use this energy to take a serious look Do not get involved with touchy emotional at what you are passionate about, and then disputes with others today — it will only leave find ways of applying it on a professional and you feeling out of touch and perhaps de-
pressed. Focus and do the work needed! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will be asking to see life through a new perspective when it comes to work and health. Perhaps you are taking something into your aura that is not settling properly with
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DEBORAH MADISON REWRITES HER CLASSIC BY JOE YONAN BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES When Deborah Madison wrote Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, who knew that the title would end up being so close to prophetic? The book has more than 400,000 copies in print, which isn’t literally everyone, of course. But when I think of all the photocopied and e-mailed recipes I’ve seen, the dog-eared, saucesplattered editions on the shelves of libraries and home cooks and restaurant chefs, 400,000 suddenly seems like a conservative estimate of the book’s impact. I wasn’t vegetarian when I first started cooking from the book, shortly after its 1997 publication. But I was certainly interested in vegetables. Madison opened up a universe of possibilities for cooking them, and a streamlined, elegant, modern sensibility that made many of the vegetarian cookbooks that came before hers seem fusty by comparison. Madison has continued to write interesting, beloved books since, including last year’s Vegetable Literacy, but this year she decided to return to her magnum opus and update it. The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is an even fresher, honed version of her formidable vision, including an easier-to-read design, 200 more recipes (bringing the total to more than 1,600), and a new introduction. Out: soy milk and deep-frying. In: coconut oil and the slow-cooker. “I really want to make it resonate more in the times that we live in,” she told me when I called her at her Santa Fe, N.M., home to talk about the new book. “There’s a whole new generation of young people who are looking for this kind of information.”
Tangerine Pudding Cakes With Raspberry Coulis MAKES: 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS For the cakes 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the ramekins 3 large eggs, separated 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons organic sugar 2 teaspoons finely grated tangerine zest, plus 1/3 cup fresh tangerine juice (from 2 to 4 tangerines) 1 cup whole milk or light cream 3 tablespoons flour Softly whipped cream, for serving For the coulis 2/3 cup water 3 tablespoons organic sugar, plus more to taste 3 cups frozen organic, unsweetened raspberries 3 tablespoons orange muscat wine or other sweet wine (optional) 1 teaspoon fresh tangerine juice, plus more to taste STEPS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter eight 4-ounce or six larger ramekins or custard cups and seat them in a roasting or baking pan large enough to hold them all with a bit of space around each one. Boil a kettle of water for the bain-marie (water bath). Combine the egg whites and salt in the grease-free bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the balloon whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until foamy; increase the speed and gradually add 2 tablespoons of the sugar, beating to form thick, glossy peaks. Scrape into a large bowl. Rinse out the mixing bowl, wipe it dry and return it to the mixer. Switch to the paddle attachment. Beat the 3 tablespoons of butter with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and the tangerine zest until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating to incorporate before each addition. Gradually pour in the milk and juice, then sift in the flour, beating on low speed until combined. (A few lumps are okay.) Pour the batter over the whites and fold them together. Distribute evenly among the ramekins or custard cups. Place the pan on the middle oven rack (pulled out halfway), then pour enough of the just-boiled water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins or cups (to create the bain-marie). Bake for about 30 minutes, until the tops have risen and are golden; they should spring back when lightly pressed with a finger. Meanwhile, make the coulis: Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and give it a stir, then reduce the heat to medium or medium-low so the mixture is gently bubbling; cook until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the raspberries; cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat
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and let the fruit stand in the syrup for 5 minutes. Force the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer placed over a bowl; discard the solids. Stir in the wine, if using, and the juice. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Remove the pudding cakes from the water bath. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Drizzle sauce over each pudding cake; top each one with a small cloud of whipped cream.
Edamame and Sesame Puree MAKES: 6 servings (makes about 1 1/2 cups) INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups shelled fresh or frozen edamame (green soybeans) Sea salt 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted (see NOTE) 1 scallion, thinly sliced on the diagonal, for garnish STEPS Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the edamame and a few pinches of salt; reduce the heat to medium or medium-low so the water is gently bubbling. Cook until the edamame are tender, about 4 minutes, then drain, reserving at least 1 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the edamame to a food processor along with the garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of the oil. Pulse, adding the reserved cooking water as needed to make the mixture smooth and creamy — about 1/2 cup or more. Stir in the teaspoon of lemon juice, and taste; add lemon juice and salt as needed. Scrape the puree into a shallow bowl and run a knife back and forth over the top to smooth it. Drizzle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of oil over the top, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds and scallion.
Mung Beans and Rice With Spicy Tomatoes MAKES: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup whole green mung beans 1 cup long-grain white rice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus extra for garnish 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped fresh ginger root 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/4 teaspoons dill seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers (to taste), seeded and finely chopped 2 medium tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges 1/2 cup whole-milk or low-fat yogurt (optional) STEPS In separate bowls, cover the beans and rice with water. Use a mortar and pestle or a food processor to pound or puree the cilantro, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric and cayenne. Heat 2 tablespoons of the ghee in a 12-cup saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, 1/2 teaspoon of the cumin seed and 1 teaspoon of the dill seed. Cook until the onion starts to take on color, 5 to 7 minutes, then stir in the cilantro mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Drain the beans and add them to the saucepan along with 4 cups of water and the salt. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook, covered, for 15 minutes, keeping the liquid barely bubbling. Drain the rice, add it to the pot and cook, covered, for 18 more minutes or until both the rice and beans are tender and the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of dill along with the jalapenos. Cook until the seeds start to brown, just for a few minutes, then raise the heat to mediumhigh, add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the rice and beans warm, garnished with the tomatoes, yogurt (if using) and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
Entertainers lined up Musicians, ventriloquists, jugglers and stilt walkers are ready to put on a show for young audiences at the Central Alberta Children’s Festival. The eighth-annual festival runs Friday and Saturday in the park behind Red Deer’s Recreation Centre. A bevy of performers and activities are in the offing for children of all ages. Marnie Grey, who’s been described as “one of the best performers of her generation” will get pre-school tykes moving and groovin’ to songs from her four award-winning albums. The Wizard and the Enchantress will bring circus magic to town, and ventriloquist Val Hilliker will bring a trunk-full of puppet friends. Young dancers from Country Pride, Joy’s School of Dance, and the Indian dance group will also perform, as well as members of rhythm gymnastics and
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL the Scandinavian singers. Children’s activities include the bubble jump, disc golf, face painting, box city, imagination station, science world, storytelling corner and Maxwell Amazing Maze. Tickets cost $6 a person, per day; family pass: $20 (for a family of four) per day; family anytime pass: $30 (for a family of four). School classes: $5 per person (purchase six and get one free). Children under a year old are admitted free. All activities, entertainment and snacks are included with admission. (Remember to bring a refillable water bottle). Purchase tickets at the gate, or in advance by contacting 403-343-6400.
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Miranda Lambert reflects on her very public life BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — Miranda Lambert has learned something about human nature since becoming one of country music’s most identifiable stars. “People are very, very mean,” she says of the tabloids that have made sport of her life, her looks and her marriage since her husband, Blake Shelton, joined NBC’s musical competition The Voice as a celebrity coach. Lambert’s wild ride over the last two years is all over her ambitious, sprawling new album, “Platinum.” The 30-year-old lays bare her life in many ways on songs that examine the darker aspects of celebrity, and she shows the tabloids have been getting everything wrong. “There are people who literally, their only job is to make other people miserable, and that’s a terrible way to live your life,” said Lambert, the top nominee at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards (6 p.m.). She also has a starring spot at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, which begins Thursday. Lambert’s multifaceted musical reaction to the gossip press helps make Platinum, out this week, her most diverse album yet. It heads in many directions musically, from the rock ’n’ roll of Priscilla, Girls and Little Red Wagon to the singersongwriter self-reflection of Bathroom Sink and Hard Staying Sober. Priscilla takes on the tabloids directly. In the song, Lambert identifies with Priscilla Presley and the troubles she must have experienced in her life with Elvis. The song resulted from a catch-up session between Lambert and songwriter Natalie Hemby as Lambert gath-
ered material for Platinum. “When I get to write with her I think she just lets her hair down,” Hemby said. “She doesn’t have to be Miranda. I’ve known her before she was big and famous ... and I asked how she was doing. She said, ‘According to the press I’m pregnant or I’m fat or I’m getting divorced.’ It just went on and on and I just kind of laughed and said, ‘Well, then you must be really successful.”’ Lambert says she’s learning to live with all the attention. Her new trim look is a result of getting control of her emotions, she says, and not some darker reason. She simply no longer turns to corn dogs for solace when she reads an upsetting headline. Tabloids aren’t the only topic on Platinum. There is plenty of joy and sass, just as there is in her life. She shows a beau the door in traditional country style on All That’s Left, featuring The Time Jumpers; examines her love of flea markets and her hatred of getting older on songs with titles that can’t be reprinted; and teams up with Carrie Underwood for the powerhouse anthem Somethin’ Bad. In the end, the album is as overstuffed as her life. “Loretta Lynn said you’ve got to live a life in order to sing about it,” Lambert said. “That’s what I’m doing. The good, the bad and the ugly is on this record. It’s who I am.” Online: http://mirandalambert.com http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/ http://www.cmt.com/cmt-musicawards/
a special selection of his art will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre, 3827-39th St. is featuring a group exhibit of new works by Viewpoint artists, including photographer Arto Djerdjerian, painter and potter Dawn Candy and ceramic sculpture-ist Sally Smith. The show continues to June 30, but a reception will be held on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Modern Matters of Colour exhibit is showing at Gallery IS, at 5123 Alexander Way, featuring works by painters Susan Woolgar and Jeri Lynn Ing. Gallery hours are from 1 to 9 p.m., but a Friday reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. with the artists in attendance. Paintings by Maksym Osypchuk are showing to the end of the month at The Velvet Olive. There will be a reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Photographs by Jim McKinley are displayed for the month of June at Cafe Pichilingue. email@example.com
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Texas pastor Joel Osteen is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio, which will air his sermon at Yankee Stadium this Saturday live nationally. Osteen, who preaches to 40,000 people each week at Houston’s Lakewood megachurch, already shows his messages on the Trinity religious TV network and other television stations. The new SiriusXM channel will feature live call-in shows hosted by Osteen and his wife, fellow Lakewood pastor Victoria Osteen, along with rebroadcasts of Osteen’s past sermons. “It’s another way to get our message out,”
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Art that’s, by turns, free-spirited, insightful, colourful and modern is being shown around Red Deer during the First Friday gallery openings for June. Diverse artworks from talented young artists are featured in the Hangups and Insights display at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, which is operated by the Red Deer Arts Council. This is the sixth annual exhibit from advanced placement and international baccalaureate students at Hunting Hills and Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High Schools. The show of paintings, drawings and sculptures runs through June 21. But a First Friday reception will be held on Friday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students and instructors will be attending, and everyone is welcome to help celebrate the creativity of these young artists. Michael Huyzer will be showcasing his artworks and hand-painted tins in the Free Spirit exhibit at The Hub Gallery at 4936 Ross St. Proceeds from the sales of
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FRONT CLEAN AIR DAY TO FEATURE PRESENTATIONS Learn about community efforts to improve air quality, combat pollution, reduce emissions and impact climate change on Clean Air Day at the Provincial Building (4920 51st St.) on Wednesday. The presentations get underway at 12:15 p.m. on the first floor lobby. The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) will hand out its annual Action Hero (Action for a Healthy Environment Reducing Ozone) Awards to five local recipients. Mayor Tara Veer will also be on hand to provide a brief summary of the city’s efforts to clean the air. There will also be presentations by an environmentalist and representatives by NOVA Chemicals.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
City preparing for pot growers PROPOSAL FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES IN HEAVY INDUSTRIAL AREAS BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The City of Red Deer is preparing should a medical marijuana business want to set up shop here. A public hearing on several proposed land-use bylaw amendments, including permitting medical marijuana facilities in heavy industrial areas, will be heard in council chambers on June 9. Planning manager Tara Lodewyk said the city has not received any applications but it wanted to be prepared for when that day comes. Lodewyk said the federal government updated the Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations that govern the growing production, processing and transportation of medical marijuana April 1. The spelling of “marihuana” is used in the city’s bylaws because it is based on federal regulations. “As a municipality we cannot disallow
them anywhere in the city,” said Lodewyk. location in the city. “We have to have a provision for them.” MMF will be allowed as a discretionary Lodewyk said they want to be very clear use because of the potential for odour emisthat the federally-regulated facilities will sions. This will allow the development aube only permitted in heavy industrial (I2) thority to give consideration to any adjoinareas being uses. cause some T h e applicants proposed may try to definition get them in of such a under othfacility in er definithe bylaw tions such would be — PLANNING MANAGER TARA LODEWYK as green “any buildhouse. ing in which “We can’t say under law that we don’t an activity authorized by the Medical Mariwant them anywhere but we are being pro- huana Production Regulations, or any sucactive in saying this is the place where they cessor or replacement legislation or regulabelong if you so choose to locate one in Red tion, is or may be conducted including such Deer,” said Lodewyk. activities as growing, producing, labelling Under federal regulations, medical mar- and packaging, storing and transporting of ijuana facilities (MMF) are manufacturing marihuana.” and processing operations, which makes the city’s heavy industrial areas the logical Please see BYLAWS on Page B2
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CORRECTIONS ● The wrong location was listed for two events in Saturday’s Advocate. Award-winning Vancouver children’s entertainer Norman Foote will actually perform from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, at Bower Ponds. (Kids can come early for a 1 p.m. photo scavenger hunt). The Japanese drumming duo Blooming Tree from Edmonton will “celebrate the power and passion of the human experience” on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. also at Bower Ponds. ● A news item in Saturday’s Advocate had some incorrect information about the Mac and Cheese For a Cause fundraiser at the The Hub on Ross Street. Tickets are not available in advance. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. The event is June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Work is continuing on a renovation project in Sylvan Lake that will see a new sun deck hopefully open for the start of the season at Wild Rapids Water Slide. The open-air deck will have chairs, tables and umbrellas and room for 120 people. The sun deck is part of a $200,000 renovation and maintenance project planned for the popular waterpark. Visitors will be able to use the sun deck without paying admission to the waterpark.
Smog fighters to be honoured Smog fighters in Central Alberta will be honoured on Wednesday by Parkland Airshed Management Zone. Six organizations and individuals will receive Action HERO Awards for their efforts to reduce ground-level ozone, a component of smog. Awards will be given out at the first floor lobby, Red Deer Provincial Building, at 12:30 p.m. to the following winners: ● Red Deer Transit for diligent work to improve its service. Improvements include increasing snow clearing from bus stops to make them more accessible year round; installing more bus shelters; launching a “Pets on Board” trial to allow riders to travel with their animals; implementing Google Maps to help people learn how to get where they want to go by bus; purchasing buses that consume less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide; and developing a new regional transit service that will connect Lacombe, Blackfalds and Red Deer effective Aug. 25. ● Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission for recycling tonnes of agricultural plastics into reusable baler twine and other products; working
ACTION HERO AWARDS property, and joining the City of Red Deer’s idle-free coalition. ● Weber Physiotherapy for posting a sign at its clinic that reads, “Please respect the environment and turn your engines off!” The Action for a Healthy Environment by Reducing Ozone (Action HERO) award program was established in 2010 as part of the Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) Ozone Management Plan. PAMZ is a non-profit made up of industry, local government, nongovernment environmental organizations and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. PAMZ was formed in 1997 to monitor and manage air quality within the Parkland region. Reducing emissions through energy reduction, alternative energy sources, recycling and reducing vehicular or industrial emissions all play a part in helping the environment. For more information visit www.pamz.org.
in conjunction with the Mountain View County incentive program that pays residents to bring in their agricultural plastics. The program provides farmers with an alternative to burning or disposing of the agricultural plastics in landfills thereby significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and prevents pollution that can affect the health of humans and livestock. ● Red Deer Lodge for being the first hotel in Central Alberta to install an electric car charger. The equipment, installed June 2013, is available to guests and the public free of charge. ● Bonnie Denhaan for spearheading an idle-free campaign at Sunnybrook United Church and who has been an advocate for environmentally responsible actions at the church. She also participates as a member of the public at Parkland Airshed Management Zone meetings. ● Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (Alberta Health Services) for being committed to an idlefree zone since 2013 with the installation of signs throughout its
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This weekend about 300 volunteers will perform work worth almost $1 million at Camp Alexo, near Nordegg, improving programs and offerings for Central Alberta youth. The camp, owned and operated by the Red Deer and district Boys and Girls Club, offers camping programs throughout the summer for children and youth. But right now they only have two cabins. David Murphy, Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre executive director, said on the weekend they will build two new cabins, doubling their bed space. “It’s a massive home makeover, but it’s a camp makeover,” said Murphy, saying they are paying for the materials. “It’s probably close to $1 million with all the donated labour, materials for free or at cost. It really is a community event.” Terry Loewen and Bill Olafson have spearheaded the three-day effort. The volunteers will descend on the camp, about 70 km west of Rocky Mountain House, to do major renovations. “The buildings were in need of renovation and we wanted to take a look at what we have take place at Camp Alexo for the next 30 years,” said Murphy. “We were able to talk to a couple of community people who said why don’t we do a ‘weekend warrior,’ where we do a number of projects, about 10 or 12 over three or four days.”
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B2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, June 3, 2014 arrested the suspect without incident after public information led police to an acreage in the Three Hills area. The child was not with the suspect when he was arrested. The child has since been located and is safe with family. Police said there is potential for further charges to be laid. Ferguson will be in Sherwood Park provincial court on Wednesday.
BRIEFS Judge to decide dog attack case A Calgary judge will give her decision in the case of a deadly dog attack, allegedly ordered by a Sundre woman, later this month. Rita Phillip, 57, has been charged with aggravated assault. A three-day Court of Queen’s Bench trial into the circumstances of the attack, which killed a 26-year-old Calgary woman, wrapped up Friday. Phillip is accused of turning her dogs on a 26-year-old who was living with her at the time. Police were called to Phillip’s home on Aug. 18, 2012, to complaints of a dog attack. When police found a severely injured woman in one room and two highly agitated dogs barricaded in another. One dog was shot dead at the scene and the other was apprehended and later destroyed. Justice Jo’Ann Strekaf is scheduled to give her verdict on June 17 in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench.
Man accused of dragging officer declines bail
Drugs, firearms and child seized following raid Red Deer RCMP seized firearms, cash, drugs and took a three-year-old boy into care following a raid on Friday. Nine people were arrested Friday afternoon after police executed a search warrant at a house and garage in Normandeau. During the search, police found a quantity of drugs, a prohibited firearm, a prohibited weapon, a large sum of money and a child. The child was protected until social workers were able to take him into care. As a result of the search, three men and one woman face charges. Another woman was arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to the search. Police did not release names as the charges have not been sworn.
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A Three Hills man accused of injuring an RCMP officer Friday remains in custody after declining bail. The Strathcona County RCMP officer underwent surgery over the weekend and was released from hospital, and is currently recovering at home. Christopher Ferguson, 23, of Three Hills has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, criminal flight, hit and run, and impersonation, by giving a false name. He was arrested Friday afternoon after a wild chase throughout the Edmonton area. At about 1:15 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP were conducting speed enforcement east of Edmonton. An officer conducted a vehicle stop and the suspect vehicle pulled into a residential subdivision and stopped. While the officer was at the driver’s window dealing with the driver, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed, dragging the officer for about 100 metres. A young child was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Police said the suspect continued to evade police driving through the subdivision and smashing through a fence before returning to Hwy 21 and heading south. Later Friday night Three Hills RCMP, RCMP Air Services and Red Deer RCMP Police Dog Services located and
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Alberta PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice will be the guest speaker at the Innisfail/Sylvan Lake PC Association annual general meeting to be held at Discovery Wildlife Park on Wednesday. Prentice will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., followed by the AGM that will run from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free. Prentice is one of three candidates vying for the leadership, along with former Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk and Calgary-Hays MLA Ric McIver. Prentice was elected as MP for Calgary North Centre in 2004. Over the years, he managed the federal cabinet portfolios for Industry, Environment, Indian Affairs and Northern Development. While in Stephen Harper’s government, he served as the senior political minister for Alberta from 2006 until the end of 2010. The party will vote on Sept. 6. Any Albertan age 14 and up who has a PC party membership is entitled to cast a ballot.
Sign vandalized Red Deer City RCMP are searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing an information and
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Fred van Zuiden, 83, of Calgary talks about some of his memories living underground in Holland during the Second World War, as shown in his book ‘Call Me Mom.’ Van Zuiden, whose book has sold over 8,000 copies, was greeting and signing books for Red Deerians Saturday at Chapters. trail map sign near Bower Ponds Pavilion. The sign, almost two meters high and made of concrete, was severed at its base so Red Deer park staff believe it was struck by a vehicle. Damage is estimated to be $10,000. RCMP suspect the vandalism occurred on the evening of May 21 or the early hours of May 22. Anyone with information that could assist the police is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Fraud, forgery trial coming Trial dates will be set in July for a Red Deer man accused of multiple instances of fraud and using forged documents. Chance Aaron Shaw, 23, was charged in early March by Red Deer City RCMP investigating complaints that a man had been offering a house for rent under false pretenses. Additional investigations led them to charge the same suspect with further offences, including delivering workplace safety training without having the proper authority. Shaw is also facing numerous charges by police alleging that he breached terms of a variety of recognizances and undertakings, including failure to keep the peace and failure to advise his probation officer of a change in his home address. Shaw has pleaded not guilty to
The other bylaw amendments proposed are needed to bring bylaws in line with federal and provincial regulations, clarify wording and to streamline the development permit process. One proposal is to modify the development permit application in Parkvale Overlay District to bring it in line with other neighbourhoods. Before 2000, if there was a relaxation needed in a permit, the applicant was required to work with the community association before submitting a development permit application to the city. Since then the city has adopted design criteria in Riverside Meadows and West Park
Events held later this week celebrate a legacy of education at Red Deer College, 50 years in the making. The 50th convocation of the Central Alberta College is set for this Friday, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Westerner, with about 1,800 graduates getting the chance to take a bow. Also this week there is a plaque unveiling honouring Marguerite Schumacher, an early leader in the nursing program and a display of some of the college’s permanent art collection. The plaque unveiling takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m. while the art exhibition goes Wednesday 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday 12 to 4 p.m. At convocation the college will give its first honourary degree.
Last October, Glenn Turple, 86, passed an extraordinary milestone, riding one million miles on a motorcycle. On Saturday, friends and family gathered at Turple Brothers location in Gasoline Alley to celebrate Turple’s achievement. Here Turple, (left) was presented with a painting by artist Shane Young (right). The historic painting depicts the old Turple Brothers location in downtown Red Deer along 49th Avenue, which was located east of the old Alpha (now Saputo) plant. Turple has been keeping track of his mileage ever since he got on a motorcycle when he turned 18. He pledges to ride as long as he is physically able.
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and other areas where the city takes the lead and works with the associations. This change is keeping in line with the other neighbourhoods in Red Deer. The change was requested by the Parkvale Association. The city is also proposing deleting the requirement for the Planning Department to host information sessions for bed and breakfast applications. Lodewyk said this was a contentious issue before 2000. She said neighbours wanted more than the required letter notifying them of an application including a tour of the bed and breakfast. In recent years, there has been extremely low attendance at the open houses. She said the city will continue to contact the neighbours about applicants. They will not host open houses unless there is a request. The public hearing gets underway at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. For more information, call 403-3428132. crhyno@reddeeradvocate. com
The youth and volunteer centre put together a master plan on the future of Camp Alexo a couple of years ago. The residential camp serves 300 to 400 youths every year through its various programs. Olafson has helped raise money, while Loewen supplied the construction materials and ground work. “I think about 75 per cent of the volunteers are from trades,” said Loewen. “Friday will be a drastic change around here, a lot will change in just that one day.” Loewen has been on site already this week pouring foundations, getting wood packages together, routing water, excavating and getting everything ready for the massive influx of workers. “It’s going to make it so much better for our programming point of view and the kids are going to have a direct benefit from the improvement we put in place,” said Murphy. “It’s a community endeavour to make the lives of children in our community better.” email@example.com
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the breaches, with two separate trials scheduled in Red Deer provincial court. Represented by defence counsel Andrew Phypers, he has asked to be tried by judge alone in the Court of Queen’s Bench on four sets of fraud and forgery charges, with preliminary hearings to be scheduled for two of the four. Preliminary hearings are optional and may be requested to test the weight of the Crown’s case against an accused. Shaw is to be arraigned in Queen’s Bench on July 11, when dates for two of those four trials will be set. Dates for the remaining two trials will not be set, pending results from the preliminary hearings.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
The potty training archives Sexually active Today I will tell a tale from my potty training archives. It takes place about a year ago, and as I look over it I think — boy am I happy this period in time is done! I would love to start the story with, it was a wonderful morning, the air was crisp and I was feeling buoyant... Instead; it was a bitter, god awful morning. I woke up beside a massive sodden spot smelling of urine. What happened here? Was my first reaction but then I noticed the Scooby Doo blanket resting across my left foot. Lars must have woke up at some point in the night to simply make his way into my bed, lay two inches away from me, LINDSAY pee, and then wander back to his superbly dry urine free BROWN sanctuary. Wonderful. I glance at the ME PLUS THREE clock, making my best effort not to grace the cold wet spot with my bare thigh — unsuccessful. The clock read 5:30 am. After three cups of coffee, I deemed myself ready to begin the day. The shower felt beautiful, but as the warm water sprayed down on me I heard, “Mamaaaa, I awake, you get me cereal please.” And it begins. An hour later the sheets were in the wash, the kids had consumed their breakfast and Jamie was off to work. As soon as the door closed behind him, I felt a familiar tingling in my nostrils. When I say tingling I mean a burning sensation that would offend anyone who is not well versed in the parental condition. And I knew it must be bad as it never stinks this much when confined in the diaper. At first I saw nothing expect my son accosting me, yelling in a tongue that I couldn’t quite understand. He was pointing and screaming his sister’s name while motioning towards the computer chair. I spot a pudgy little leg behind the chair, except, it did not wear the pink leggings I had dressed it in this morning, but instead a thick slimy brown. “NO!” It was all I could bring myself to say as I frantically began searching for the diaper in question. The computer chair will need a complete overhaul after I get her cleaned up, I think for a brief moment. That’s when I saw it — violently shoved under the desk, hidden away from disciplinary eyes. Its con-
tents destroying the one piece of clean carpet I could still speak of. Keep it together Lindsay, keep it together. After I cleaned the girl up, I calmly made my way to the cupboard with the cleaning supplies, picked out the tools for the job and moved back to the computer desk. And I cleaned up that feces with grace and dignity, because that’s what mothers do, we do what we have to... because that’s what our mothers did, and when we became mothers, that’s what they taught us. I was doing okay, until the doorbell rang. A little girl selling chocolates. I hurriedly ran to my change jar to get the three dollars needed to retrieve a box and get rid of the kid. But while I was scrounging for the cash I glanced down at my brand new Wal-Mart shirt and realized it was sullied with poop. A streak that felt as though it could have filled the depths of the Hell! It was that streak of poop on my new Wal-Mart shirt that started the breakdown. The tears were welling up in my eyes, and that poor little girl selling her chocolate, she saw the poop streak, she knew it was there. I knew it was there, and she knew I knew it was there. We still exchanged our trade though, because at this point what else could I do? I could care less about the dang bonbons, I literally am wearing a shirt full of poop right now. I will always remember that little girl and how kind she was, not to mention the rank smell of toddler feces that was emanating from my new Wal-Mart Shirt. And when the door closed the tears began to flow. Streams of Lash Blast mascara flooded my face, the foundation I had caked on earlier streaked in a manner that held a Van Gogh-ish appeal, but the beauty of the situation was lost on me, as I dwelled in a puddle of self-pity... and poo. My daughter, came to me. She saw me sprawled on the floor with my face in my hands sobbing tears of frustration. She raised her pudgy little fingers, touched my face and I looked up towards her. She then backed up a step and began laughing hysterically at me. This of course invoked my son to come over and yes, he too began to find humor in my desolation. And this my friends is life, I then felt the laughter rise up within me and in-between sobs and the gagging smell of poop, I grabbed the two most important little people in my life and we all laughed together... For about 30 Seconds then I couldn’t take the smell anymore. Lindsay Brown is a Sylvan Lake mother of two and freelance columnist.
If you want to change the world you must change yourself first “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi, leader of Indian nationalism Two cups of steaming hot coffee, two muffins and a table for two in the corner. The stage is now set for an hour of scintillating conversation. Whenever possible, my friend Dave and I spend Sunday mornings at the local coffee shop solving the problems of the world, swapping a reminiscence or two, spinning a few tall tales and generally enjoying each other’s company. A few Sundays ago, Dave began our Sunday coffee service with a question. “Did you know that Joan MURRAY of Arc was only 17 when she FUHRER led the army that liberated France from the English?” I didn’t know that. “It’s true,” he said and broke a piece off his muffin. “And did you know that Sir Isaac Newton had developed most of his law of gravitation by the time he was 23?” I didn’t know that either. “And Mozart.” Dave waved the morsel of muffin in the air as he spoke. “Mozart only lived to be 35 years old but look what he accomplished in that short time!” This history lesson had to be leading somewhere. I inquired as to his point. “Well,” he said, “I’ve just been thinking a lot lately about growing older.” “And you’re wondering,” I surmised, “if you were destined to do something big — something world changing — shouldn’t you have done it by now?” Dave shrugged, popped the piece of muffin into his mouth and chewed thoughtfully. To be honest, I had been thinking the same thing. Had I done anything significant? Could I still make a difference? Was there enough time for me to do something world-changing? The truth is most of us will never achieve the prominence of these extraordinary individuals, nor should we expect to — each of us is unique and thus will be our contribution. Nevertheless, many people feel as if they should be leaving a mark on the world — a legacy, if you will. When I was young I dreamed of doing something extraordinary. I didn’t know exactly what but I felt that I had a purpose — a reason for being here. After a few years, it seemed that I would have to be content with merely watching world-changing things happen. I began to believe I was destined to leave no mark, no legacy — to make no significant difference whatsoever. Leo Tolstoy, the Russian mystic and novelist, once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Eventually, when I began to build my self-esteem, I realized that we should never assume our words and action have contributed nothing to improving the world. Our unique contribu-tion may take the form of being a loving, nurturing parent or partner, an ethical
employer, a hardworking and motivated employee, an entrepreneur or a volunteer in our community. Over time it occurred to me that the roles that we approach with integrity, commitment and love make a significant difference in the world, and that over time they become our legacy. In my own small way, I feel now that I have made a difference. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share. As my self-esteem improved and I felt more courageous, I became more will-ing to put myself (and my opinions) out there. Writing this column and offering a little thoughtful advice each week is one way I help change the world in a modest but positive way. Would you like to make a difference? I think you already have, but here are some ideas I’ve gleaned over the years from the world-changing people I’ve encountered. Become a critical thinker. Question everything. Never accept things on blind faith or base your opinions on hearsay. Try to see the world from as many vantage points as possible. Re-member, there are always two sides to every story. Keep an open mind but a wary eye. Maintain both passion and a positive attitude. A positive attitude will help you through many of life’s challenges. Always remember, you do not need to have another’s praise to affirm your worth. Know thoroughly and truly your own strengths and weaknesses and don’t lie to yourself; it’s counterproductive. We all have something to say and our voice is meant to be heard. Use your time wisely. Set goals and pursue them. Don’t waste time talking negatively to yourself. Invest in yourself and your self-esteem. Help others along the path of life. Vote. Even today, people are fighting to achieve this great right. It is a privilege. Volunteer. It builds character, helps to enhance your people and social skills, promotes a strong work ethic, improves your self-esteem and helps you see the bigger picture. Believe in your dreams and in the inherent goodness of people. Be patient with the young and respectful of the old. Look beyond appearance. Be generous, kind and sensitive. Count your blessings and be thankful for what you have. Remember, there has never been anyone exactly like you before. That makes you unique, precious — one-of-a-kind. Be conscious of the legacy you wish to leave. We all have only so much time on this earth. Seek to understand the power of love and peace and know no matter who you are or where you come from you are part of the bigger picture and you matter in creating a better world. Samahria Lyte Kaufman, co-founder and co-director of The Option Institute, once wrote, “Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world.” Perhaps your efforts will quietly, unobtrusively change the world around you, or they may explode on a grand scale and become fodder for scintillating coffee conversations. Either way, recognize that your very presence here on earth has made a difference. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem.ca
teen confounds, upsets parents
Question: How should we handle the discovery that our teenager has been sexually active for the past several months? We’re not happy about it, but we want to deal with the problem without alienating our child. What should we do? Jim: It’s obvious you’re a caring and sensitive parent who understands that blowing up or lecturing is counterproductive. You’re facing a significant family problem that deserves a loving and thoughtful response. It’s normal to feel upset and disappointed, so I’d enJIM courage you to pray and think before you react. DALY After you’ve sorted through these emotions, arrange a time to sit down and talk with your teen. Your goal is to contain the damage and encourage more healthy and rational decisions without driving a wedge into the parentchild relationship. Ask open-ended questions (“Can you tell me about your relationship with ...?”) instead of judgmental ones (“How could you have done this?”). Then listen. Your response should put the emphasis on the big picture and explain how premarital sexual activity jeopardizes your teen’s future goals and dreams. Although you’ll want to take corrective action and consider appropriate consequences, don’t tear down your teen’s sense of self-worth with comments like, “I am so ashamed of you!” On the practical side, be sure to get the necessary medical attention (i.e. testing for STIs and pregnancy) from a provider who supports your values. You may also need to have a candid conversation with your teen’s partner and with his or her parents, while reassessing and restructuring future contact. Finally, consider getting your teen (and yourself) into counseling. A wise counselor may be able to talk more candidly about sexuality and encourage your teen to remain abstinent in the future. Sexual activity may be a symptom of more basic problems that need ongoing work. Question: Our 3-year-old son insists on sleeping with us every night. We’ve tried everything to keep him in his own bed, with the exception of disciplining him. What can we do? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: Believe it or not, this is a winnable war. But it’s critical that you and your spouse are unified and committed to reclaiming your bed, your sleep and your intimacy. Once you’re both “all in,” success will depend on your ability to establish meaningful consequences and consistent follow-through. Make sure your son understands upfront both the expectations and the unpleasantries his noncompliance will bring. This could involve the removal of some privilege that’s part of his bedtime routine. For example, if he’s used to looking at a picture book or cuddling a stuffed toy, take them away until he obeys. After you’ve put him to bed, be prepared to sit outside his door and intercept him immediately if he gets up. If he comes out, take him back to bed, repeating the process as many times as necessary. Be firm, but not angry or exasperated. Your job is to outlast him, no matter how long it takes. It’s a matter of simple endurance. Once the battle’s won, he’ll probably live within the parameters you’ve established. If you surrender though, the next conflict will be even more difficult. Meanwhile, don’t forget to invest an equal amount of energy on the positive side of things. Here, as in so many other areas, it’s important to “catch your child being good.” When he has a good night, find some way to praise and encourage him. For example, you might put a marble in the jar every time he stays in bed without a fuss. Then, when the jar is full, you can celebrate by planning a fun family outing.
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Baker to make cakes for gay wedding BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state’s antidiscrimination statutes. The unanimous ruling from the seven-member commission upheld an administrative law judge’s finding in December that Jack Phillips violated civil rights law when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012. The couple sued. “I can believe anything I want, but if I’m going to do business here, I’d ought to not discriminate against people,” Commissioner Raju Jaram said. Phillips, a devout Christian who owns the Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said the decision violates his First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of his religion. “I will stand by my convictions until somebody shuts me down,” he told reporters after the ruling. He added his bakery has been so overwhelmed by supporters eager to buy cookies and brownies that he does not currently make wedding cakes. The couple who sued Phillips, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, were pleased that the commission roundly rejected Phillips’ arguments. “We’re just thrilled by that,” Mullins said. State law prohibits businesses from refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation.
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June 3 1989 — Official opening of SkyDome, Toronto’s $500 million domed stadium. 50,000 baseball fans soaked by rain when retractable roof opens. 1989 — Chinese army troops position themselves to began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. 1987 — Brian Mulroney and the 10 provincial
premiers initial the Meech Lake Accord constitutional deal after an all-night meeting. 1955 — CP Airlines starts first VancouverAmsterdam service over North Pole. 1968 — Royal Mint to replace silver in coins with a nickel alloy, beginning in August. 1948 — First Newfoundland referendum returns 44.5% for self-government, 41% for union with Canada; 14% for no change. 1889 — First Canadian Pacific train beyond Montreal arrives in the ice-free port of Saint John, marking the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway as a coast to coast railway.
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RANGERS PRACTICE AT HOME BEFORE TRIP TO L.A. TO FACE KINGS IN STANLEY CUP FINALS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice. He still smiled and answered all the questions thrown at him Monday about the Los Angeles Kings — the New York Rangers’ long-awaited opponent in the Stanley Cup finals. “Exciting. long flight,” the star goalie said Monday before he and his teammates headed to California for New York’s first appearance in the finals since winning the title in 1994. “East Coast-West Coast. I’ll look forward to this matchup.” If there wasn’t already enough pressure on Lundqvist to lead his team to the championship, he is now part of the hype machine heading into Game 1 on Wednesday. Headlines are screaming: “King Henrik vs. the Kings.” “Clever,” he said with a slight laugh. The Rangers have been waiting since Thursday to find out if they would face the 2012 Stanley Cup-winning Kings or the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in the finals.
STANLEY CUP FINALS They took two days off before returning to practice on Sunday. Most of the players said they watched at least part of Los Angeles’ third road Game 7 win of this playoff year that night. So practice on Monday had a bit more focus for the Rangers as they knew exactly who was standing in their way next. “Any team you play at this time of year is a good hockey team, especially a team that has kind of been around the playoffs and the Stanley Cup finals a couple of times in the last few years,” forward Derek Stepan said. “This is a very good hockey club, We have a tough challenge in front of us.” The Kings returned to Los Angeles after their 5-4 come-from-behind overtime win at Chicago and took Monday off. They have played a record 21 playoff games before the finals — one more than the Rangers, who eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in six games during the Eastern Conference finals. Before this year, no team that played seven games in each of the
first two rounds had reached the finals. Now, both clubs have done it. The Kings taking it a step further with a trio of seven-game series. “When you knew you were playing L.A., the adrenaline started coming a little bit more,” Lundqvist said. “You’ve been thinking about this ever since you beat Montreal, but now knowing we’re going to L.A., it was easier to focus on what’s coming. “You just try to now come back to the focus and mindset you had last week. It’s been nice to get a little break here and get away from it a little bit because it’s been that intense.” Both teams will be back to the grind on Tuesday for media day, leading up to the opener the following night. The Rangers and Kings split two games during the regular season — with each team winning in the other club’s building — but they haven’t seen each other since Los Angeles’ 1-0 victory at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 17. New York opened with a five-game
Western road trip as final renovations were being made at the Garden. Its only win during that stretch was a 3-1 victory at Los Angeles on Oct. 7 — a 28-save performance by Lundqvist. “Great goaltending. Great defence. Great forwards. Great special teams,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter provided as a quick scouting report on the Rangers. “We’re up against it again.” The Rangers know that many, if not most, in the hockey world aren’t giving them much of a chance to win the Cup. They neither mind nor embrace the role of underdog. They have heard it before, and have just gone about their business. “When you get into the NHL, you know how hard it is to win,” forward Brad Richards said. “The underdog thing and the favourite thing really doesn’t mean anything in the locker room. You have to go out and play.” New York needed seven games to get past division rival Philadelphia in the first round. The Rangers weren’t expected to beat Pittsburgh from the start, and certainly not after they fell into a 3-1 series deficit.
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Nadal keeps streak going FRENCH OPEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open. He had lost three times on his beloved red clay already this year, more defeats than he ever had on the surface before heading to Roland Garros. Then came an admission, after the Grand Slam tournament’s third round, that his back was bothering him and slowing his serves. Well, leave it to the eight-time French Open champion’s upcoming quarterfinal opponent — 2013 runnerup David Ferrer, one of the men who beat Nadal on clay this spring — to set the record straight. “Rafael,” Ferrer said, “is always the favourite.” Nadal certainly looked the part in the fourth round Monday, when he won 18 points in a row during one stretch en route to beating 83rd-ranked Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 for a record 32nd consecutive victory at the French Open. That broke Nadal’s own mark of 31 and moved him a step closer to a fifth straight title in Paris. The No. 1-ranked Nadal, now 63-1 for his career at the tournament, has won all 12 sets he’s played in Paris in 2014, dropping a total of 23 games. He was asked whether he would have preferred a more taxing encounter by now. “You never know what’s better,” replied Nadal, whose audience at Court Philippe Chatrier included musician Prince. “But, in theory, the theory says
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France’s Gael Monfils returns the ball to Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday. that it’s better (to) win like this than win longer matches.” And his back? The one that flummoxed him during a loss in the Australian Open final in January, and then acted up Saturday, leading to an average first serve of 102 mph (165 kph) and top speed of 114 mph (184 kph)? It didn’t appear to be as much of an issue against Lajovic: Nadal averaged 107 mph (173 kph), with a high of 119 mph (192 kph). “My back can be pretty unpredictable,” said Nadal, who wore thick vertical strips of athletic tape under his shirt. “I’m not lying. It’s totally unpredictable. I don’t want to speak too much about it.” OK, then.
Now he takes on No. 5 Ferrer, who eliminated No. 19 Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Last year’s French Open final is one of 21 losses for Ferrer in 27 matches against fellow Spaniard Nadal. But Ferrer won their most recent meeting in straight sets, on April 18 at the Monte Carlo Masters. As Ferrer himself noted, though, that was a best-of-three-set match. They’ll be playing best-of-five on Wednesday. “Tactically, I will have to be perfect,” Ferrer said. “I hope that I will instil some doubts in Rafa’s mind, but if we play at our best level, both of us, he will be a better player.”
The other quarterfinal on the top half of the draw will be Wimbledon champion Andy Murray against 23rdseeded Gael Monfils of France. No. 7 Murray beat No. 24 Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in a match marked by a wild third set. Verdasco held to get within 4-3 with an apparent service winner, but chair umpire Pascal Maria said that point should be replayed because a line judge called the ball out. That prompted Verdasco to begin berating Maria, shouting “Are you kidding me?” and saying he wanted a tournament supervisor to intervene — until Murray conceded the point.
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Labour dispute causes concern about starting CFL season on time BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — CFL president Michael Copeland says the ongoing labour dispute between the league and its players could prevent the regular season from starting on time. The 2014 campaign is scheduled to open June 26. But the league and CFL Players’ Association are at an impasse and a potential players’ strike threatens the season starting as planned. “Of course there’s concern (about regular season starting as scheduled),” Copeland, who is also the league’s COO, said Monday. “I don’t think we could be at this point in training camp and not be concerned. “But at the same time I’d say I’m hopeful because I believe in the strength of our offer. I think when the players have some more time with it, they’ll realize it’s good for them to. I’m hoping that can be basis of an agreement.” CFLPA president Scott Flory didn’t return telephone messages Monday. The two sides haven’t met since Thursday. Copeland said no new talks are scheduled.
The CFL and players met for more dig into that a little bit deeper, wants than 17 hours over two days last week. clarification of certain aspects of it, Both the union and the league tabled wants to make suggestions based on offers that were rejected by the other the framework of that offer then we’re side. open to listening Training camps to them.” ‘AS WE SAID TO THE opened as schedIn its most reEXECUTIVE, WE’RE uled Sunday but cent proposal, the a players’ strike players’ associaCERTAINLY NOT CLOSED remains a strong tion called for a TO TALKING BUT IT HAS TO $5.8-million salpossibility. Strike ballots have alary cap increasBE TALK THAT’S WITHIN ready been sent ing three per cent THE PARAMETERS OF THE annually with a out but due to Alberta labour laws, $4.8-million miniPROPOSED AGREEMENT the players won’t mum. That was THAT WE PUT ON THE be able to strike down from its origen masse until inal demand of a TABLE.’ next week. $6.24-million ceilCopeland said —MICHAEL COPELAND ing and $5.84-milCFL PRESIDENT lion floor. Last the league would welcome the reyear, the CFL opsumption of talks as long as the “best erated with a $4.4-million cap. and final offer” the CFL presented last The union also wants a $15,000 ratiweek was the basis for discussion. fication bonus for veterans and just “As we said to the executive, we’re one weekly padded practice during certainly not closed to talking but it the season while maintaining its origihas to be talk that’s within the parame- nal position on pre-season and playters of the proposed agreement that we off compensation as well as pensions. put on the table,” Copeland said. “By It would like the elimination of the all means, if the PA executive wants to option year from CFL contracts, ex-
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cept for new players, and independent neurologists on the sidelines during games. The league’s offer calls for a $5-million salary cap (up from $4.8 million) and boosts the average player salary to $96,000 (up from $92,917 in its original offer). It also calls for ratification bonuses of $5,000 for veterans and $1,500 for rookies. The CFL contends the players’ salary cap proposal excludes benefits, pensions, pre-season and post-season monies as well as ratification bonuses. If those are included, the league argues, the cap would be well more than $6 million in the first year and result in six of the nine teams losing money. The CFLPA has also amended its stance on revenue sharing. Instead of wanting specific percentages of gross revenues, sponsorships and gate money, the players proposed allowing for 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.
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Heat staying in the moment STARS HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT SUMMER, LOCKED IN ON NBA FINALS INSTEAD MIAMI — For the Miami Heat, it’s all about June. July can wait. Four years ago, when LeBron James uttered that now-infamous phrase — “not two, not three, not four, not five ...” — about how many championships he hoped to win with the Heat, it was almost immediately turned into a punch line. It rings prophetic in some ways now, with the Heat back in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive season. How the Heat fare against in their NBA Finals rematch with the San Antonio Spurs might dictate what happens in July, when James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can become free agents if they choose. A looming offseason of decisions has been a taboo subject for the Heat “Big 3” this season, and Wade insisted Monday that Miami’s stars have not said a word to each other about what may or may not happen. “I’m not lying,” Wade said. Still, as long as Miami keeps winning, it seems logical the “Big 3” will stay together. “I want to come back. That’s OK to say, I think,” Bosh said Monday after the Heat finished their first workout in preparation for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday in San Antonio. “I can’t speak for anything else and I don’t want to take away from the sub-
ject at hand, but I like it here. It’s Miami. Enough said. People are dying to get here.” Regardless of the outcome of this Heat-Spurs series, there will be changes to the Heat, which is an annual rite for just about every team. James, Wade and Bosh can all opt out of their current deals. Shane Battier is retiring, Ray Allen may think about doing the same, while Mario Chalmers, James Jones and Rashard Lewis are notable free-agents-in-waiting. It’s not just the “Big 3” who aren’t thinking too far ahead, yet. Allen said no one in the room is looking past anything but this series — especially with the Spurs’ Tim Duncan saying San Antonio will get it done this year after falling short against the Heat last season. But as James noted, both teams have their own motivation. “That’s the great thing about having veterans,” Allen said. “Nobody worries about what’s not here yet.” Winning a third straight title could make some of those stay-or-go decisions pretty simple. And Wade believes Miami’s legacy has been secured. “Whenever it’s all said and done, the legacy of this team, it’s going to be a great team,” Wade said. “It’s going to go down in history as an unbelievable team not only in South Florida but in NBA history.” Given that, it’s easy to see why so much attention gets paid to how long this team can stay together.
Struggling Snedeker hopes to have game together to defend Canadian Open title BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — It’s been a rough season for Brandt Snedeker but the 2012 Fed Ex Cup champion hopes to have his game ready to defend his RBC Canadian Open title in July. Snedeker’s best result so far this year is a tie for eighth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. He sits 113th in FedEx Cup standings and has dropped to 31st in world rankings — not the results expected from a player ranked fourth in the world only two years ago. “My golf game is not quite where I want it but I’m getting closer,” Snedeker said Monday on a conference call. “I have another month to get ready.” The Canadian Open returns to Royal Montreal for the 10th time July 2427. It will be the 60th anniversary of the last victory by a Canadian at the national open. The course’s club pro Pat Fletcher won in 1954. Tournament director Bill Paul announced that Snedeker, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Matt
Canada’s Daniel Nestor loses in doubles quarterfinals at French Open THE CANADIAN PRESS PARIS — Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic were eliminated from the French Open on Monday after dropping a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5) quarter-final decision to Marin Draganja of Croatia and Florin Mergea of Romania. Nestor and Zimonjic entered the tournament on a roll after winning back-to-back clay titles at Madrid and
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CUP: Battle-tested Montreal was coming off a stirring seven-game victory over defending Eastern Conference champion Boston, so odds makers favoured the Canadiens in their matchup against New York, too. But here the Rangers are as the last team standing. “To put it quite simply, we’re up against the team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago that just beat the defending Stanley Cup champions, that without a doubt is battle-tested,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “We know exactly what we have to do. If we want to have a chance, we’re going to have to bring our best hockey of the year. It’s as simple as that. “We’ve had a couple of good practices, we’re going to have another good one tomorrow, and we’re going to be ready come Wednesday.” He added one more thing as he left the media interview tent while wearing his sandals, to go prepare for a cross-country flight. “Bring your shorts,” he said.
OPEN: Aggressive Later, Verdasco said he’s had several bad experiences with Maria. “He’s not the kind of umpire I get along with, I can tell you that,” Verdasco said. Monfils advanced with a much
Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan as well as Canadians Graham DeLaet, Mike Weir, David Hearn and Stephen Ames will be there. Snedeker is confident he will find his best game soon. “I go through peaks and valleys,” the Nashville, Tenn., native said. “I’m not a very consistent player, but you have to ride through the rough patches. “I feel I’ve ridden the rough patches out and I feel a hot patch should start soon. I’d love to play my best all year, but you have to have the mental fortitude to fight through it.” He is entering perhaps the most important part of the schedule, with the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina June 12-15 and the British Open at Royal Liverpool in July, followed immediately by the Canadian Open. Snedeker plans to play 10 of the next 12 weeks. Last year’s Canadian Open victory at Glen Abbey near Toronto was his sixth PGA Tour win and was particularly special because his caddy Scott Vail, is from Oshawa, Ont. Rome. However, Draganja and Mergea took the third-set tiebreaker after trailing 4-1 to upset the third-seeded duo. “It’s disappointing to lose but especially when you feel you have a chance to win a Slam,” said Nestor. “We were prepared for this match. We had also gotten out of danger in previous matches this season and dealt with situations well. “It just didn’t work out today.” The match lasted two hours 18 minutes. Nestor had been bidding for a seventh Paris semifinal appearance. After Draganja and Mergea tied the match at a set apiece, Zimonjic was broken to start the third. They got the break back to move to 4-4 but were unable to prevent the tiebreaker. The underdogs earned the victory on their first match point to conclude a final set which took just over an hour. more staid 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 win against 41stranked Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. Two women’s quarterfinals will be No. 4 Simona Halep of Romania vs. 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, and 2012 runner-up Sara Errani of Italy vs. No. 28 Andrea Petkovic of Germany. “I played aggressive,” Halep said after defeating the last American singles player left in the tournament, No. 15 Sloane Stephens, 6-4, 6-3. “I dominated the match, I think.” Petkovic’s 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over 148th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Nertherlands was the only three-setter for women on Monday, a two-hour struggle filled with 77 unforced errors and 14 service breaks. Afterward, the well-read Petkovic conducted that rare sports-event news conference sprinkled with references to Nietzsche, Sartre and Camus. During an earlier on-court interview, Petkovic’s explanation of how she turned the match around was less, well, worldly: “I told myself, ’Andrea, shut up and play aggressively.”’
CFL: Want to get a deal done Under the league’s proposal, the salary cap would be renegotiated if its revenues increased by $27 million or more in the third year of the deal. “We want to get a deal done, we want to be in camp without this being a topic of conversation,” said Copeland. “We want to focus on football.”
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Miami Heat forward LeBron James pauses during practice in Miami. the NBA finals begin Thursday, with the Heat positioned to go from two-time champs to full-blown dynasty.
Bulls’ Noah, Pacers’ George earn most votes on NBA’s all-defensive team Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Indiana’s Paul George received the most votes on this year’s NBA all-defensive team, released Monday. Less than two months after a landslide victory in balloting for the league’s defensive player of the year, Noah was the only player to receive more than 100 first-team votes and earn more than 200 points for the team. Noah received 105 of 123 possible votes, while George had 65 votes. The rest of the first team consisted of Clippers guard Chris Paul, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka and Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala. It’s the second consecutive year Noah was chosen to the first team. Four-time league MVP LeBron James and defensive player of the year runner-up Roy Hibbert were both on the second team. Noah dominated on the defensive end this season, joining Andre Drum-
mond of Detroit and Anthony Davis of New Orleans as the only players in the league to average at least 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals. Noah finished sixth in the league in rebounding (11.3), 12th in blocks (1.51) and helped the Bulls hold opponents to 43.0 per cent field goal shooting, the second-best mark in the league. He also had 1.24 steals per game. George, widely considered one of the league’s best two-way players, finished fifth in steals (1.89) and was the only player in the NBA to average at least 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Paul received 64 first-team votes after winning his sixth steals title (2.48). Ibaka made his presence felt in the Western Conference finals. After getting beaten twice in San Antonio without him, the Thunder won the next two games on their home court with Ibaka. Iguodala averaged 1.5 steals as the Warriors jumped from No. 19 in defence in 2012-13 to 10th this season. James and Iguodala each received 57 first-team votes but Iguodala had 14 more second-team votes to edge out James for the final spot on the first team.
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SCOREBOARD ● Tennis: Central Alberta high school zone tournament, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Deer Tennis Club. ● 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.
● 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, doubleheader at 6 and 8 p.m., Great Chief Park 1.
● 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
Hockey 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.
● 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.
● Parkland baseball: Dallas Yarbrough Memorial Tournament at Innisfail. ● Taekwondo: Tournament hosted by Master Rim’s, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● 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. ● Boxing: Western Canada Championships, 7 p.m., Westerner Harvest Centre. ● 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, noon start, Westerner Harvest Centre. ● 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. ● Major women’s soccer: Calgary Saints at Red Deer, noon, Edgar Park. ● 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 27 .518 28 27 .509 27 30 .474 23 35 .397
GB — 4 4 1/2 6 1/2 11
Detroit Chicago Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 31 22 .585 29 30 .492 28 30 .483 27 30 .474 26 29 .473
GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 6 6
Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Texas Houston
West Division W L Pct 35 22 .614 30 26 .536 29 28 .509 29 28 .509 24 34 .414
GB — 4 1/2 6 6 11 1/2
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 Cleveland 3, Boston 2 Seattle 10, N.Y. Yankees 2 Miami 3, Tampa Bay 1 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 6, St. Louis 0 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 5 Tuesday’s Games Boston (Peavy 1-2) at Cleveland (House 0-1), 5:05
p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 6-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 4-3), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 4-3) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-2), 5:08 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-4) at Atlanta (Floyd 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2) at Miami (H.Alvarez 2-3), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-0), 5:15 p.m. Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-6) at Texas (J.Saunders 0-1), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-4) at Houston (McHugh 3-3), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-3), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 5-3), 8:10 p.m.
Atlanta Miami New York Washington Philadelphia Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona
National League East Division W L Pct 31 25 .554 29 28 .509 28 29 .491 27 28 .491 24 31 .436 Central Division W L Pct 35 23 .603 30 28 .517 26 29 .473 26 30 .464 20 34 .370 West Division W L Pct 37 20 .649 31 28 .517 28 28 .500 26 31 .456 23 36 .390
GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 6 1/2 GB — 5 7 1/2 8 13 GB — 7 8 1/2 11 15
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 Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets 11, Philadelphia 2 Miami 3, Tampa Bay 1 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 6, St. Louis 0 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 5 Pittsburgh at San Diego, late Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia (Buchanan 1-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 3-2), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-3) at Cincinnati (Bailey 5-3), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-4) at Atlanta (Floyd 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2) at Miami (H.Alvarez 2-3), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-0), 5:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 2-5) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-3), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (C.Anderson 3-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 6-3), 6:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 5-3) at San Diego (Hahn 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Seattle at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 6:40 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
Tennis French Open Results PARIS (AP) — Results Monday from the French Open at Stade Roland Garros (seedings in parentheses): Men’s Singles Fourth Round Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1. David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Kevin Anderson (19), South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Andy Murray (7), Britain, def. Fernando Verdasco (24), Spain, 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (3). Gael Monfils (23), France, def. Guillermo GarciaLopez, Spain, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. Women’s Singles Simona Halep (4), Romania, def. Sloane Stephens (15), United States, 6-4, 6-3.
BRIEFS Sullivan scores pair for Rage loss Edmonton Janessa Sullivan netted two goals in a losing cause as the Red Deer Rage fell 12-3 to the host Edmonton Saints in a Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League senior women’s contest Sunday. Sandra Bibby notched the other Red Deer marker.
Braves play to 1-2 record at AA mosquito tournament The Red Deer Gord’s First Line Braves won one of three games in the Doc Plotzky mosquito AA baseball tournament in Sherwood Park during the weekend. The Braves opened by losing 14-12 to the Sherwood Park Green and 141 to the Edmonton North Stars before beating the Edmonton Angels 19-1. Andrew Wallace had two hits and two RBIs against the Green while Tate Howell and Ben Mason added two hits each while Matthew Murray drove in a pair of runs. Wallace, Mason, Justin Berglund and Greyson Borchers were on the mound. Howell and Tysen Wandler pitched against the
Sara Errani (10), Italy, def. Jelena Jankovic (6), Serbia, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Svetlana Kuznetsova (27), Russia, def. Lucie Safarova (23), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4. Andrea Petkovic (28), Germany, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5. Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals Marcel Granollers, Spain, and Marc Lopez (12), Spain, def. Bob Bryan, United States, and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 6-4, 6-2. Marin Draganja, Croatia, and Florin Mergea, Romania, def. Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic (3), Serbia, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5). Women’s Doubles Third Round
North Stars. Adam Turgeon worked two innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run against the Angels with Murray tossing two innings, allowing a run on one hit. Heath Hachkowski had three hits, scored twice and drove in four runs. Murray was two-for-two with two runs and three RBIs while Howell had two hits in two trips, scoring twice.
Exelta athletes perform well at Canadian championships Red Deer Exelta Gymnasicts Club athletes Tess McLachlin and Mickayla Murray finished eighth in the national women’s tumbling and double mini trampoline (DMT) events, respectively, in the Canadian championships at Ottawa. McLachlin also finished 23rd in the DMT competition and Murray was 44th on the
Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik (4), Slovenia, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, and Alexandra Panova, Russia, 6-3, 6-1. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, and Casey Dellacqua (7), Australia, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Flavia Pennetta (12), Italy, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, and Arantxa Parra Santonja (16), Spain, def. Julie Coin, France, and Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-2, 6-3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, and Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, and Karin Knapp, Italy, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Timea Babos, Hungary, and Eric Butorac, United States, def. Alize Cornet, France, and Jonathan Eysseric, France, 6-4, 6-3.
trampoline. In men’s artistic, Findlay McCormick placed 11th overall after finishing seventh on the pomell horse, 12th on the rings and in the vault, 14th in each of the floor and high bars routines and 15th on the parallel bars. Meanwhile, Conner Trepanier was fifth on the pommel horse, sixth on the floor, 12th on the parallel and high bar, 15th in the vault, 18th on the rings and placed 15th overall. In addition, Alan Ng was 16th overall after finishing sixth in the vault, seventh on the parellel bars, 13th on the high bar, 17th on the pommel and 19th in each of the floor and rings exercises, and Dylan Patsula was 15th on the pommel, 18th in the floor, vault and high bar events, 19th on the parallel bar and 20th on the rings. This was the first year the Exelta men’s artistic athletes competed at the U-18 junior level against 18-year-olds. Paul Dan also made the National open team for the first time.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals Los Angeles (3) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) Wednesday, June 4 NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7 NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Monday, June 9 Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Friday, June 13 x-NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Monday, June 16 x-Los Angeles at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 x-NY Rangers at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. x — if necessary. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoring Leaders G A Pts Anze Kopitar, LA 5 19 24 Jeff Carter, LA 9 13 22 Patrick Kane, Chi 8 12 20 Marian Gaborik, LA 12 7 19 Justin Williams, LA 7 11 18 Jonathan Toews, Chi 9 8 17 Brandon Saad, Chi 6 10 16 Drew Doughty, LA 4 12 16 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 4 11 15 Brent Seabrook, Chi 3 12 15 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 6 8 14 P.K. Subban, Mtl 5 9 14 Zach Parise, Minn 4 10 14
Marian Hossa, Chi Tyler Toffoli, LA Martin St. Louis, NYR Derek Stepan, NYR Lars Eller, Mtl Ryan McDonagh, NYR Tanner Pearson, LA Dustin Brown, LA Rene Bourque, Mtl Jake Muzzin, LA Brad Richards, NYR Max Pacioretty, Mtl Duncan Keith, Chi Mats Zuccarello, NYR Brendan Gallagher, Mtl Corey Perry, Ana Bryan Bickell, Chi Jussi Jokinen, Pgh Carl Hagelin, NYR Patrick Sharp, Chi Thomas Vanek, Mtl Paul Stastny, Col Chris Kreider, NYR Rick Nash, NYR Torey Krug, Bos Nathan MacKinnon, Col Andrei Markov, Mtl Derick Brassard, NYR Alec Martinez, LA Tomas Plekanec, Mtl Patrice Bergeron, Bos Matt Niskanen, Pgh Jason Pominville, Minn Sidney Crosby, Pgh
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Basketball 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 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 FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) 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.
Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Selected the contract of LHP Johan Santana from Norfolk (IL) and placed him on the 15-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled SS Stephen Drew and OF Daniel Nava from Pawtucket (IL). Placed 1B-OF Mike Carp on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 1. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reinstated 1B Jose Abreu from the 15-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Recalled LHP Nick Hagadone from AAA Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Mark Lowe to Columbus. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Claimed RHP Blake Wood off waivers from Cleveland and assigned him to Omaha (PCL). Transferred RHP Luke Hochevar to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Wilking Rodriguez from Omaha. Optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Omaha. Designated LHP Justin Marks for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Jarrett Grube to Salt Lake (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS — Named Rick Down hitting coach and Salomon Manriquez coach for Spokane (NWL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned RHP Bobby Korecky to Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of OF David Peralta from Mobile (SL). Transferred LHP Matt Reynolds to the 60-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with 1B Jon Singleton on a five-year contract. Assigned 1B Marc Krauss to Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Designated LHP Jeremy Horst for assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis (IL). Sent RHP Stolmy Pimental to Bradenton (FSL) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with 1B Cody Overbeck on a minor league contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Released LHP Kevin Rogers. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS — Sold the contract of RHP Caesar Lopez to Atlanta (NL). FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released RHP Luis Sanz. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released LHP Ryan Bollinger. Atlantic League SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Acquired OF Brian Barton from Southern Maryland for future considerations.
Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Sent 1B Nick Schwaner to Kansas City (AA) to complete a previous trade and for a player to be named. FRONTIER GREYS — Released RHP Pat Lowery. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Released OF C.J. Epperson and OF Tre-Von Johnson. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined New York president Phil Jackson $25,000 for a tampering violation involving Oklahoma City G Derek Fisher. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed C Macky MacPherson. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed CB Al Louis-Jean to a three-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DB Aaron Berry. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed LB Anthony Hitchens. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed WR Cody Latimer, C Matt Paradis and LB Corey Nelson. DETROIT LIONS — Signed DE Kalonji Kashama and WR Cody Wilson. Released DE Kourtnei Brown and DT Vaughn Martin. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Claimed CB Julian Posey off waivers from Cleveland. Waived CB Kip Edwards. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed QB Jimmy Garoppolo. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Waived G Mike Golic Jr., and LB Hadley Spencer. NEW YORK GIANTS — Released S Will Hill. NEW YORK JETS — Signed S Calvin Pryor to a four-year contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released RB Kevin Smith and WR Jordan Brescacin. Signed OL Ed Prince and WR Brett Carter. HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed RW Max Gortz to a three-year, entry-level contract and G Carter Hutton to a two-year contract. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended St. John’s D Will O’Neill one game for receiving a match penalty for cross-checking in a May 31 game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Named Eric Lapointe executive vice-president and alternate governor and Sarah Pompea team president and governor. SOCCER Major League Soccer MONTREAL IMPACT — Traded D Futty Danso to Portland for a 2015 second-round draft pick. NEW YORK CITY FC — Signed F David Villa to a three-year contract.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says handling hectic off-season required organization THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENTON, Wash. — Russell Wilson’s off-season included events on both coasts wedged between preparations for trying to defend a Super Bowl title. It’s been hectic, but Wilson said Monday after the Seattle Seahawks began week two of organized team activities that it hasn’t been difficult balancing off-season commitments with the need to get ready for the upcoming season. “I stay pretty organized. I stay focused on what I have to focus on and getting ready for football,” Wilson said. “It’s been an exceptional off-season for me so far in terms of getting prepared for that. My body feels great, my arm feels strong. My knowledge of the game has grown so much more, exponentially more I believe. “From year one to year two and then year two to year three, and playing in big games like the Super Bowl that always helps.” Wilson spoke with local media Monday for the first time since Seattle’s Super Bowl victory over Denver. His off-season has included new endorsements, awards and a trip to the White House, where the team was honoured. Wilson had shaved his head just before the White House trip after sporting an odd-looking Mohawk when he appeared at a benefit for diabetes awareness the weekend before. His hair is just now beginning to grow back in. “I couldn’t see President Obama and the first lady like that,” Wilson said of the Mohawk.
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WILSON Bronson Darryl 1986 - 2014 Bronson Darryl Wilson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away on May 31, 2014 at the age of 27 with his family by his side. As was the usual for Bronson, he faced his battle with cancer with strength and dignity; in fact, he approached it as a warrior and we could not be more humbled by his grace and determination. Bronson was born on October 13, 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1989 the family relocated to Hayter, Alberta. In 1995 we moved to Red Deer, Alberta where he resided at the time of his passing. Bronson attended the Pines Elementary, Central Middle School and graduated from Lindsey Thurber Composite High School. He studied Cultural Anthropology both at the Red Deer College and the University of Calgary. He also loved to travel and some of his happiest times were spent exploring new countries and learning about different cultures. As his friends and family know, Bronson was an incredibly talented musician, artist and athlete. He was an accomplished drummer and was well-known for his impressive abilities. His artwork exemplified his passion, intelligence and insight and those lucky enough to possess these pieces need only to look at them to be reminded of this. Bronson will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his father Darryl Wilson, his mother Cori Olmstead and his step-father Bruce Olmstead. Also mourning his passing is his brother Sheldon Wilson (Erica); his sister Demi-Marie Wilson (Dylan); step sister Kalee Olmstead (Lorne); and step brother Keith Shingleton. Bronson loved and was much loved by his girlfriend Lyndsey Hall-Legallais. He also took great joy in spending time with his niece Aleiha, and nephews Kash and Ambrose. Some of you will have attended the fundraiser that was held for him on May 10, 2014 at the Vat. He was truly astounded at the love and support that was shown for him that evening. A Celebration of Life will be held in his memory at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Black Knight Inn in the Grand Ballroom. Following this, all are welcome to join us at Wild Bill’s to continue this celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Red Deer Hospital. The family would like to give Special thanks to Dr. Thaine and all of the nursing staff on the unit for all of the care and compassion shown to Bronson during his time in their care. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Service and cremation arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
ARMSTRONG Terrance Orville passed away on May 31st 2014. More importantly, before that, he lived 63 adventurous years; filled with family, laughter, golf and hockey. Of those 63 years, he spent 37 of them married to the love of his life, Janice Armstrong. Between the two of them, they raised two sons, Brett and Brock Armstrong. Terry is also survived by his two daughterin-laws, Sinead and Janna Armstrong, and three grandchildren; Lucy Armstrong, Tucker Armstrong, and Laina Armstrong.Terry was the kind of man that always had a beer and a joke, not necessarily a good joke, for all those he met; a quality that will be missed by not only his two sisters, Norma Cox and Donna Stephens, but by all of his family and friends, spread across the places he called home; Fort St.John, Rocky Mountain House, and beyond. Terry was an athlete through and through. He could often be found on the golf course. Terry coached hockey, and was actively involved in the Huskies junior A hockey team. In the true spirit of Terry, there will be a celebration of his life held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rocky Mountain House 4911-49st, at 1:00pm Friday June 6th. Please come help the Armstrong family as they tell stories of Terry’s life, and read from a collection of his poems. In the words that Terry spoke best, ‘Twas the night before Christmas...
COLEMAN Terrance (Terry) Edward Terry Coleman passed away at his home in Bentley, AB, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Terry was born in Yorkton, SK, on November 12, 1941. On February 23, 1985, he married Margaret (Margie) Coleman. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and hunting. Terry is survived by his daughter and son; Kimberly Dawn Coleman (Arlen Williams) and Kristopher Tod Coleman (Joan) and his step-daughter and son; Kimberly Isles (Andrew) and Gregory Nancarrow (Karen). Terry had seven grandchildren; Anthony Coleman, Brianna Coleman, Rochelle, Danielle and Kayla Nancarrow, Brennen and Haley Isles, three greatgrandchildren; Chevi Nancarrow, Madison and Myra Coleman. A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial tributes in Terry’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 202, 5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4C4. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
MUSSELMAN Gwendolyn Mavis On Friday, May 30, 2014 Gwendolyn “Gwen” Mavis Musselman of Bonnyville passed away at the age of 83 years. Gwen is lovingly survived by her children: Peggy (Tim) Chick of Bonnyville, AB, Bill (Colleen) Musselman of Red Deer, AB, Gordon (Christina) Musselman of Edmonton, AB, Sharon (Dan) Sharun of Bonnyville, AB; eleven grandchildren: Meghan (Shayne) Nowosad, Jessica (Steve) Albrecht, Melissa (Justin) DeClérck, Dylan Chick, Haley and Erin Musselman, Kiriana and Jacob Musselman, Dylan, Kassandra and Kirsten Sharun; five great-grandchildren: Emily, Khloe, Ryder, Anson, Rayna; sister: Marilyn AsshetonSmith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gwen was predeceased by her husband: Murray Musselman in 2010; parents: Harold and Islay Assheton-Smith; three siblings: Diana Olsfad, Lorne Assheton-Smith, Don AsshetonSmith. Service of Remembrance, Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., St. John’s United Church, Bonnyville, AB with Reverend Stephen Sparks officiating. Honorary Urnbearers: all Gwen’s grandchildren. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Memorial tributes in memory of Gwen may be sent to Haying in the 30’s, Mallaig, Alberta, T0A 2H0 or Bonnyville & District Historical Society, PO Box 6995, Bonnyville, Alberta T9N 2H4. MEMENTO FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-866-594-3113 toll free. www.mementofuneralchapel.com
NELSON William “Bill” William Nelson of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Bill was born on November 20, 1926 in Alida, SK, where he farmed for a long period of his life. He married Rosemary on July 31, 1976 and together, they moved to Red Deer in 1996, where they resided for the remainder of his life. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosemary; three sons: Doug (Deb), Bert, and Vincent; two daughters: Ivy and Cindy (Jeff); eleven grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret (Miller) Nelson; nieces and nephews: Brian (Joanne), Bob (Wendy), Linda (Grant), Wayne (Donna), and Marlene (David), all from Saskatchewan. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and friends. Bill was predeceased by his father, Louie; his mother, Diane; and his brother, Miller. For those who wish to pay their final respects, visitations will be held at Living Stones Church, 2020-40 Avenue, Red Deer on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend S. Cavers and Reverend P. Vallee officiating. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
WOLNEY CARLETON Dennis Edward Tara Leah April, 30, 1943 - May 31, 2014 Our beloved daughter, sister, Dennis Wolney, loved by many, granddaughter, aunty and passed away on May 31, 2014 friend, Tara Leah Carleton, at the age of 71 years. Dennis age 37, passed away on was born on April 30, 1943 in Friday, May 30, 2014 due to Eckville, Alberta to Teofil and a motorcycle accident. Her Bernice Wolney. He grew up love of life, infectious and attended school in laughter, big heart and Leslieville and David Thompson, outdoor voice will live in our and then began working on hearts forever. Tara was the service and drilling rigs. known for her loyalty to Later on, he was able to family and friends. When we obtain employment as a field needed her, Tara was always operator for Hudson Bay Oil there. Tara leaves many and Gas, and eventually people to remember her and moved up to become a to mourn her passing. maintenance foreman. Dennis Especially dear to her were married Lorna Craig on her father, Tom Carleton; August 18, 1962. They began mother, Ann Handford; their life together and raised stepfather, Morley Handford; their three children; Sherron, sister, Amanda Prefontaine; Mark, and Murray, where he brother-in-law, Corey was the helping hand that Prefontaine; brother, Adam everyone could always count Carleton; sister-in-law, Anna on. Dennis loved the outdoors Lilley; grandparents: Bill and and would spend numerous Doris Carleton, and Jessie hours hunting, fishing, camping Ross; her precious nieces: and quading. It was often his Bailey and Avery Prefontaine; mission to pick the most step-sisters: Heather Allan challenging trail that would (Mike) and Leah Odynski be sure to get even the most (Gerald); and stepbrother, avid quaders stuck and Brad Handford (Serena); covered in mud from head to their children: Jakob and toe. Dennis and Lorna were Matthew Allan, Gerrit and known to spend many evenings Haley Handford and Liam and weekends going on drives, Odynski; uncles: Tom Ross both near and far, in search (Sandra), Don Ross (Deanna), of a good cup of coffee with Ian Ross (Heather), Kirk friends or a sale where he Carleton (Bernice), and Chris would be able to acquire Carleton (Penny); and her vintage cast iron tractor aunt, Penny Frazier (Tom); seats, which he would then her cousins: Evan, Trisha, fix up to their former glory. Clint, Emma, Riley, Coleman, Dennis also loved restoring Alexandra, David, Cody, Cole, everything he could get his Troy and Sean. Mourning hands on and would spend Tara also, who had a special countless days in his place in her heart, are former workshop fixing up and in-laws, Eugene and Sandy, tinkering with projects that Mike (Shannon and Olivia), others brought to him. He Lisa Pistello; and her former was known to enjoy hockey, husband Eugene Gizowski ball, visiting and playing Jr. of Chicago, IL. Tara was cards with friends and family. predeceased by her grampy, Dennis had a quick wit, a David A. Ross. A Funeral great sense of humor and Service will be held at 12:00 was able to make most p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 everyone around him smile at Connelly-McKinley St. and feel at ease. Dennis was Albert Funeral Home 9 Muir predeceased by his son, Drive, St. Albert, Alberta. In Mark; his father, Teofil; and lieu of flowers, Memorial his brother, Barry. Dennis Donations in Tara’s name leaves behind his loving wife may be made to Edmonton of 51 years, Lorna; his Humane Society, 13620-163 children, Sherron (Derek) Moos, Street NW, Edmonton, and Murray (Keltie) Wolney; Alberta T5V 0B2. daughter in-law, Angela (Jim) To send condolences please Landin; mother, Bernice visit: Wolney; brother, John (Jean) www.connelly-mckinley.com Wolney; sister in-law, Barb Connelly-McKinley Funeral Wolney; sister, Marilyn (John) Home Baggs; eight grandchildren, ~ST. ALBERT FUNERAL Alysha (Keegan) Thompson, HOME~ Brant (Kaylee) Moos, Caitlin 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Moos, Tyler, Spencer Wolney, Alberta, 780-458-2222 Kolton Landin, Rex and Levi Wolney; and five greatgrandchildren, Hayes, Ivy, Heidi, Cassimer, and Carson; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. A celebration of Dennis’ life will be at the Eckville Community Centre on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:00am. Interment will be at In Memoriam the Gilby Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home. If desired, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. To honor Dennis’ preference, we ask that the men not wear neck ties. Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.
Every day in some small way Memories of you come my way Though absent, You are always near Still loved and missed And always dear. Always treasured in my heart Carol SHAUNA MARIE MERCIER April 30, 1970 - June 2, 2011 Every day in some small way memories of you come our way. Though absent you are ever near, still missed, still loved and ever dear. Lovingly remembered by her family.
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CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume with a min. of 2 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FLUID Experts Ltd.
Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced
Class 1 Operators
GAETZ SOUTH F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T Bakery Production Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within. Now hiring SUMMER HELP in your local city/town. Flexible Schedules with $17 guaranteed base pay, cust. sales/service, no experience necessary, we will train, conditions apply. Visit www.summeropenings. ca/rda or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY NOW! PEST CONTROL TECHS REQ’D. email@example.com Call 403-373-6182
RAVEN TRUCK to haul clean fluids for the ACCESSORIES Oil & Gas Industry. Home Has an opening for an every night, company INSTALLER POSITION, benefits with exceptional must be self-motivated, pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with have strong leadership skills & be mechanically inclined. minimal supervision. Fax 403-343-8864 or apply Compensation based on in person with resume to experience. Fax resume 7891-50 Ave. Red Deer w/all tickets and current firstname.lastname@example.org drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: Looking for a new pet? email@example.com Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
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to start immed. Experience in fluid hauling and oil field fluid products would be an asset. Good Verbal, Writing, Texting and Computer skills are a must. Company vehicle is negotiable, benefits, above avg. salary and great atmosphere. Clean Class 1 drivers license c/w abstract. Completed Basic Training Courses. Fax Resume w/all tickets and Driver’s Abstract to 403-346-3112 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOP Labourer / Hitch Installer / Trailer Mechanic needed to start ASAP in a busy hitch/trailer repair shop. Experience a definite asset, but willing to train the right person. Must be mechanically inclined. Great hours, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, some OT required, but WEEKENDS OFF! This will be a full time / long term position with great room for wage and skill advancement. Must be physically fit for position, a team player and able to work in a fast paced environment. Please fax resume to (403)341-2373, or e-mail it to: customer-service @hitchdepot.ca TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
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SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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SEEKS CONCRETE FINISHERS For residential & commercial work in the Red Deer area. -Excellent rate of pay -Benefit packages Send Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax Resume to 403-342-1549
RE-ROOFING Specialist Quality work at an affordable price. 10 yrs. exp. 403-350-7602
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For job descriptions and how to apply, go to www.StoreSmart.ca/jobs. No phone calls please.
Absolute Fusion STAIR MANUFACTURER Contracting is a welding, Req’s F/T workers to build fabrication, maintenance stairs in Red Deer shop. and repair facility requiring MUST HAVE basic cara supervisor/instructor. pentry skills. Salary based Knowledge and experience on skill level. Benefits in fabrication with avail. Apply in person at engineered drawings or 100, 7491 Edgar designing from instruction. Industrial Bend. email: Strong mechanical ability email@example.com. and/or for repair and maintenance. fax 403-347-7913 Must be able to organize and instruct up to 10 employees. Comprehensive Benefit plan. Truckers/ Wages are negotiable with Drivers experience and attitude. Please forward resumes CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d and references by fax to for moving equipment. 403-309-7134 or by email Resumes to be dropped off to firstname.lastname@example.org at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. No Phone Calls Please! Cres. Red Deer.
A busy manufacturing oilfield company is looking for a full time Mechanical Engineer/Designer. This position will involve the design and product development of Oilfield Equipment. Duties will include the design of equipment using 3D CAD, Hair shop testing prototypes and NOW HIRING Stylists support to manufacturing Well Testing Personnel for existing products. Experienced Supervisors This positions requires WE are looking for a F/T or & Operators individuals with a strong P/T journeyman (60% mechanical aptitude. commission with ticket) or Must have valid applicable tickets. Email: lstouffer@ SolidWorks experience is apprentice hairstylist for testalta.com an asset. Individuals with busy family salon in creativity, attention to Lacombe. Great wages APPLE AUTO GLASS detail and an interest in and benefits packages. EXP’D auto glass installer working with equipment Bring resume to Hairapy at req’d immed. Wage depenare preferred. Lacombe Center Mall Starting wage is based on dent on exp. Paid vacation Good commuOIL & GAS OPERATOR knowledge and†experience. negotiable. nication/phone skills. 8-5 Only eligible candidates Bearspaw currently has a Mon. Fri. 4801-78 St. Legal will be contacted. position in our Stettler field No phone calls. operations for an intermediate Send Resumes to: resume @nexusengineering.ca oil and gas operator. Applicants LEGAL F/T COMMERCIAL or fax 403.347.3393 must have experience as a ASSISTANTS GLAZIER heavy duty mechanic or Legal Assistants required journeyman Journeyman & apprentices instrument Restaurant/ immediately for the We offer competitive mechanic and possess following two positions: wages. Full benefits after strong mechanical skills, Hotel 90 days. Must have valid be quick learners, motivated • Real Estate conveyancing and hard working and live ALBERTA SPRINGS drivers licence. Email resume • Corporate Commercial or be willing to relocate to: d.generationglass GOLF RESORT @platinum.ca within a 20 minute commute Req’s Full time Line, Firm is prepared to train or Fax: 403-886-5224 to workplace location. This Broiler Cook. Banquet a candidate who has or Call 403-886-5221 position offers a challenging experience. Competitive experience in some but not work environment, attractive wages and Gratuities. all aspects of the position. benefits with competitive Fax resume to pay and significant room 403-342-5995 Please submit your resume for promotion. John@albertaspringsgolf by mail, email or fax to: Please submit resumes Hitch Installer / .com Trailer Mechanic needed Gerig Hamilton Neeland HERITAGE LANES Attn: Human Resources to start ASAP in a busy LLP email:kwolokoff@ hitch/trailer repair shop. In BOWLING ATTN: Ian D. 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Duties incl’d but FLOORHANDS & not limited to: vacuuming, $2500 Bonus JOURNEYMAN DERRICK HANDS dusting, washing floors, Every 100 days Locally based, home every making beds, empty trash, Electrician night! Qualified applicants disinfecting & cleaning IMMEDIATE OPENINGS must have all necessary bathrooms. Performance Job Description valid tickets for the position based bonus program. Oil & Gas Well Testing being applied for. Must be fluent with verbal • This position is for Night Foremen, Bearspaw offers a l& written English, be service and construction Experienced/ very competitive salary physically fit. Applicants on drilling and oilfield Inexperienced and benefits package may apply in person at equipment. Junior Day/Night along with a steady 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer • The journeyman is Operators work schedule. T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 responsible for running Must have H2S, First Aid, Please submit resumes: or email: small construction jobs valid driver’s license. Attn: Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org and a service truck. Pre-employment Drug Email: Must possess exemplary • THE RUSTY PELICAN screening email@example.com safety record and is now accepting resumes Competitive Wages. Fax: (403) 258-3197 or commitment to safe for experienced Benefit Package Mail to: Suite 5309, work practices F/T SERVERS Please submit resume 333-96 Ave. NE Must have Ref’s & Pro-Serve. • Participate in on-call with references to: Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 and overtime as required. Apply within: 2079-50 firstname.lastname@example.org • Various other duties as Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Buying or Selling required. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone Only individuals selected your home? • Excellent Benefit Packfor interviews will be Check out Homes for Sale calls WILL NOT be accepted. age: Life Insurance, contacted in Classifieds Long Term Disability, Health and Dental Benefits. • Other benefits: referral Clerical bonuses, course reimbursement, service truck, laptops, cell The Tap House Pub & Grill phone reimbursement. req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue Qualifications between 2-5 pm. • Licensed Journeyman Electrician with Inter Sales & provincial seal. Distributors • Ability to work on and layout electrical jobs The right candidate is punctual, can GRATIAE is seeking without blueprints 5 Retails Sales reps • Strong troubleshooting work independently and is computer selling skin & body care skills savvy. You must be a quick learner. products in Parkland Mall - • Must have valid opera4747 67th St. Red Deer, tions license (abstract Experience with ADP and/or CTWIZARD $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. required) is preferred but not required. F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. Email resumes: We take pride in our Accounting experience would be an gratiaereddeersr@ employees and we believe gmail.com that our people are the asset. Our company oﬀers competitive SOAP Stories is seeking 5 most important aspect of wages and excellent beneﬁts. the company. We are F/T - P/T Beauty Treatlooking for ment O/P, selling soap & constantly If you think you can be an asset to the bath products $14.55/hr. + exceptional individuals to join our team. We offer bonus & comm. Beauty Southside family then please contact competitive wages with cert. req’d. Location us with your resume via: Parkland Mall - 4747 67th opportunity for advancement. Please email resume to St. Red Deer. email hellard@ premierjobrdbto@ controltechnology.ca or fax gmail.com 403-885-0392 SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap NEEDED F/T Service Person & bath products. $12.10 hr for after sales service and set up of manufactured + bonus & commission. F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. and modular home. Must Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. have exp. in roofing, siding, Red Deer. email resume to flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and email@example.com health plan avail. Apply to StoreSmart James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116 Self-Storage is now hiring for the following positions!
In the Seniors’ Week Special Section June Calendar the correct date for the Annual Pancake Breakfast is Friday, June 6
REG. Dental Hygienist for F/T Maternity Leave starting June 1 May lead to P/T Perm. Must be flexible with hours. Apply to Healthy Smiles Fax resume attn. Corinne or Chrissy 403-347-2133 or email: healthysmiles4life@ hotmail.com
SECOND 2 NONE Clean up, hedges, lawns, eavestroughs, odd jobs. Free est. 403-302-7778
IS HIRING! We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts: - 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
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or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Advocate Opportunities
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the ADVOCATE Delivery by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/week in: GLENDALE
UPPER FAIRVIEW Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery 3 days per week. NO WEEKENDS!! GLENDALE Gillespie & Gee St. also Gunn St. & Goodacre Cl. KENTWOOD Kirby St. & Kennings Cres. MUSTANG ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK 69 Street & 63 Ave RIVERSIDE MEADOWS
Homestead Firewood Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
FIREWOOD, 1/2 ton load $35.00 Call 403-728-3485
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275
Bow Rake, $5; 5 prong Cultivator, $5; dandelion rake, $4; long handle spade, $7; drain spade, $7; garden hoe, $5; lopper (Prunner) telescoping, $20; tamping-metal bar, $8; 7 extension cords, various lengths, $5. ea; 2 power rake blades, 15”, $5; lawn & soil sprayer (small), $4; galvanized barrel lid, $5; square urethane garbage can, $4; chalk line & powder, $3; 3 PVC pipes 2 @3” & 1@4” diameter, 5’ lengths, $1 for all; box of garden clothes, $1 for all; 2/3 bag of oil-dri (all purpose absorbent, $6. 403-314-2026 COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-20’ , all equipment for digging, basketing, hauling & planting. Also have 74” truck mount tree spade. J/V TREE FARM. John 403-350-6439 or Gary 403-391-1406
Health & Beauty
WHEEL CHAIR, Jet 3 electric, new batteries, serviced. Asking $2000. 403-348-1109
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info
15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR & BROOK POPLAR Beautiful trees. You dig. Please phone 403-302-1919
56 & 57 St. & 58A Ave.
DEEP FREEZE, 10 cu. ft. $75. 403-347-5955 FREEZER, 10 cu. ft. $175. 403-346-7856
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
KENMORE upright Freezer $350. Used for 3 mo. Commercial quality. 403-748-2944
PENHOLD SPRINGBROOK Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the
RED DEER ADVOCATE
ANTIQUE OAK claw foot round pedestal table with 4 chairs, very good cond. $1500 o.b.o.; oak desk, $100 o.b.o.; daybed with futon, $150 o.b.o. 403-396-5516 BED, single with all bedding, $75; love seat, $35. 403-348-5393 COFFEE table, octagon with 2 end tables, glass tops. $75.; Chesterfield, flowered pastels, $100. good cond. Best offer on both. 403-304-9813 FUTON black tubular frame w/mattress, 2 matching cushions size 80”L x 45”W like new $200 403-314-2026
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
INNISFAIL Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the
RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.
Phone 403-314-4316 * Adults * Youths * Seniors *
Carriers are Needed to Deliver Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 3 days per week
WESTPARK SUBDIVISION 35 Street 37 Street 41 St. Cres 58 Ave. Welton Cres. Westpark Cres.
36 Street 38 St. Close 57A Ave. Warwick Drive Wiltshire Pl. Wiltshire Dr.
Phone 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
* Adults * Youths * Seniors *
Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week
SPRINGBROOK The papers arrive ready to deliver.
NO COLLECTING! 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
BEAUTIFUL 10 week old kittens. Variety of colours: Pink & white, orange, & grey tabby. Free to loving home. 403-782-3130
135 METAL woods, 3 to pitching wedge, graphite shafts, 2 doz. balls, 2 new gloves and 1 ball retriever $100 403-986-6497 EXERCISE BIKE, very good condition, $35; 403-348-5393 GOLF Clubs, set of handed and set of handed with carts. each set. one extra $10. 403-347-5955
right left $30. cart
KING SIZE BOX SPRING, TRAVEL ALBERTA Must sell. $35. Alberta offers Call 403-350-9660 SOMETHING LA-Z-Boy recliner chair, for everyone. (outdoor) ideal for deck or Make your travel patio, pd. $400. Asking plans now. $150. **SOLD** Classifieds...costs so little LARGE RECLINER, Saves you so much! 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 AGRICULTURAL TABLE, round Oak + 4 CLASSIFICATIONS chairs, good cond. $125.; 2000-2290 coffee table & 2 end table, tan, $30. 403-887-4981
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Misc. for Sale
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
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
You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
3 bdrm. 4-Plex, 1.5 bath. 4 appls. Rent $1175. incl. sewer, water and garbage. D.D. $650. Avail. July 1. 403-304-5337
Realtors & Services
SANDY COVE RESORT, Pine Lake Lake front lots for full ownership titles & season lot rentals. Cheapest in the area, $3000. Call 306-402-7776
Lots For Sale
(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555
HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 email@example.com
Houses For Sale
www.seibelprperty.com Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 6 locations in Red Deer ~ Halman Heights VERMONT CASTINGS ~ Riverfront Estates NATURAL GAS BBQ Works great. 403-343-7389 ~ Westpark ~ Kitson Close WEBER ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. NATURALGAS BBQ ~ Holmes St. S.D. $1000 Platinum Series. Rent $1195 to $1445 Perfect working cond. 3 bdrm. townhouses, $125. 403-350-9029 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, WINE MAKING lrg. balconies, absolutely CARBOYS (Large) no pets. N/S, no utils. incl. References required. $15/ea. 403-350-9029
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
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-596-2444
1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $191,900. 403-588-2550
New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550
www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273
PRIVATE campground SW of Innisfail near Glennifer Lake, seasonal lots avail. Jack 403-227-6866 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
Rooms For Rent
EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. BIG bdrm. own bathroom, Call Renee at house privileges all inclusive + WIFI $550. 403-302-2024 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.
2006 25’ JAYCO rear kitchen, slide, elec. jack, like new $13,500 obo 403-304-9347
2012 FORD Focus titanium hatchback, private Marine sale, no GST, lots of options/warranty to 2018, 18’ BOAT, Fiberform. 120 $14,250 obo 403-227-5123 HP motor. 403-886-5336 2008 LINCOLN MKZ 87,000 kms, white, 1 driver, selling due to illness $14,500 403-783-2805
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
Vehicles Wanted 2007 VW City Golf. Blue, heated To Buy seats, winter tires, 205,000 km. $6500. 403-782-5617 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
FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585
1988 CADILLAC Brougham US model 67,000 miles, showroom cond, must be seen 403-846-7216
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100,000 Potential Buyers???
2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300
OLDER MOBILE HOME on own lot in Halkirk, addition, deck, interior reno’d, stove, washer, dryer. $15,000 obo. A must see! Possibility of down payment rent to own. 780-583-2380
Central Alberta LIFE SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION
Locally owned and family operated
Advocate Opportunities * 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 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS
3 days per week, no weekends ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA Abbott Close/Allan St., Alexander Drive, Anquetel/Atlee Close MORRISROE AREA McLean St. SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. also Sherwood Cres. & Stirling Close 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 Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info **********************
TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300
$crap Vehicle Disposal $ervice 403-302-1848
1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550
FULLY Furn. BDRM. $450 rent/sd 403-342-4604
RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519
FULLY furn. bdrm for rent $500/$250. Male only. Call 403-396-2468.
2007 Dutchman Express 26’ Class C 12,800 Miles Slide, Generator, Air,V10, $40,000 403 782 4207
1994 Chrysler Intrepid 4 dr. Red, clean. 126,000 km 348-2999
#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
FURNISHED, $650. rent & s.d. incld’s shared laundry, kitchen, living rm. 403-304-5778
1966 FORD Mustang Coupe appraised $15,500. Wheels Runs good. Would like at least $9500. 403-391-3456 1999 CITATION Supreme 28.5, 1 slide, exc. cond. $11,500 403-887-4168
2003 DODGE SX20 loaded safetied 403-352-6995
* *$309,000* *
Newly renovated bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom suites available in central location. firstname.lastname@example.org 1(888) 679-8031
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
1982 CHEV 1/2 ton RESTORED open to offers, must sell 403-846-7216
1973 MERCEDES 450 SLC. Call 403-877-0350 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
BEAUTUFUL HOME Cars
2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500HD 195K REBUILT TRANNY LOTS EXTRAS $8300.OBO 403-352-6457
4x4, 70,000 kms., exc. shape, $12,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682
Antique & Classic Autos
AVAIL. IMMED. large 2 bdrm. in clean quiet adult building, near downtown Co-Op, no pets, 403-348-7445
2009 RANGER XLT
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
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Rebels attack border guard camp HUNDREDS OF ARMED PRO-RUSSIA REBELS ATTACK UKRAINIAN BORDER GUARD CAMP IN RESTIVE EAST BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUHANSK, Ukraine — Hundreds of pro-Russia rebels armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades mounted a daylong assault Monday on a key government base used to co-ordinate the defence of the country’s border with Russia, prompting the deployment of air support by government forces. Border guards killed at least five rebels in repelling the attack on their base, a spokesman for the border guard service said. In the centre of Luhansk, some six miles (10 kilometres) away, a blast at an administrative building held by the insurgents claimed more lives. A health official for the Luhansk region told Interfax news agency that at least seven people had been confirmed dead in what rebels described as a government airstrike. The government denied carrying out an airstrike and said the blast was caused by misdirected rebel fire from a portable surface-to-air missile launcher. Russia’s Foreign Ministry swiftly condemned what it said was a government attack on the rebel-held building and urged U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence Derek Chollet, who was visiting Kyiv on Monday, to help calm unrest in Ukraine. “We urge our Western part-
Russia calls meeting of UN Security Council to seek cease-fire After months of blocking any Security Council action on Ukraine, Russia called an emergency meeting of the UN’s most powerful body Monday to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate halt to deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will seek Security Council action to end weeks of violence in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents, a move immediately de-
ners to use their influence on Kyiv, to stop Ukraine from descending into a national catastrophe,” the ministry said in a statement. Russia also called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate halt to the violence and talks to establish a ceasefire. Moscow has almost daily demanded that the Kyiv government halt its military operations in the east, but it was the first time it has called for a Security Council resolution. It was unclear how much support the proposal would have. The rebel assault on the government base continued into the night, ending around 9 p.m. with the border guards succeeded in repelling the insurgents. Earlier, rebels in camouflage had promised safe passage to the government troops if they surrendered and laid down their arms. The pro-Russian insurgents, who have seized government and police buildings across eastern Ukraine, have waged increasingly aggressive attacks on government-held checkpoints and garrisons in an attempt to seize weapons and ammunition from Ukrainian forces. The attacks are deeply troubling for Ukraine’s new government, whose presidentelect, Petro Poroshenko, has pledged to crush the separatist movement in the east. nounced by the United States as “hypocritical.” Speaking in Moscow, Lavrov said the resolution would seek to establish a “stable and reliable cease fire,” and also call for the creation of “humanitarian corridors that will help civilians leave hostility zones, should they wish to do so.” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki countered that Russia was being “hypocritical” by calling for a ceasefire and seeking help for civilians to safely leave combat zones in eastern Ukraine while “doing nothing to stop” Ukrainian separatists from attacking targets in the east and holding international monitoring teams hostage.
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A pro-Russian rebel fires his weapon during clashes with Ukrainian troops on the outskirts of Lugansk, Ukraine, Monday. Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said. “So if they’re going to call for . . . reduction in tension and a de-escalation, it would be more effective for them to end those activities,” Psaki said. Russia holds the rotating Security Council presidency in June, and the council met behind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss the proposed resolution. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the resolution would not be drafted in such a way that it could be enforced militarily. Moscow has been virtually isolated in more than a dozen previous Security Council meeting on Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and the ongoing
crisis. But because of Russia’s veto power as a permanent member, the council has been unable to act. By contrast, the 193-member General Assembly, where there are no vetoes, affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity in a surprisingly strong but nonbinding vote. Russia has called almost daily for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine, but this is the first time Moscow has called for a Security Council resolution. It was unclear how much support the proposal would have. No council member has recognized Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and Western nations are virtually certain to demand that any resolution
reaffirm Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The proposed resolution comes at a time when Russia is opposing the creation of humanitarian corridors in Syria, angering many council members. Lithuania’s UN Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite wondered aloud as she headed into the council meeting whether Russia was thinking about its support of humanitarian corridors in Ukraine — but not in Syria. “After four vetoes (of Syria resolutions) and after resistance to any sensible action on humanitarian issues in Syria, to propose something on Ukraine is a little bit ironic to say the least,” she said.
U.S. accuses European Nuclear power, natural gas drillers surprise beneficiaries of Obama rule hackers of stealing millions of dollars from bank American accounts BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department says authorities in more than 10 countries have disrupted a European-based band of hackers that implanted viruses on computers around the world, allowing them to seized customer bank information and steal more than $100 million from businesses and consumers. Among the participants in the crackdown was the Quebec RCMP Integrated Technological Crime Unit, which announced Monday that it worked with other law enforcement agencies and telecommunications companies to disrupt the 10 different computers servers used by the criminal network, including two servers in Montreal. According to allegations unsealed by the FBI, one scheme infected computers with malicious software that captured bank account numbers and passwords, then used that information to secretly divert millions of dollars from victims’ bank accounts to themselves. In another scheme, victims were locked out of their own computers by the criminal software, which demanded ransom payments of several hundred dollars in order to relinquish control.. In Canada, the RCMP estimates there were more than 5,000 victims of the ransomware known as Cryptolocker, with potential losses close to $1.5 million. The FBI called the alleged ringleader, 30-year-old Evgeniy Bogachev, one of the
most prolific cyber criminals in the world and issued a “Wanted” poster that lists his online monikers and describes him as a boating enthusiast. He faces criminal charges in Pittsburgh, where he was named in a 14-count indictment, in Nebraska, where a criminal complaint was filed. He was not in custody, but Deputy Attorney General James Cole said U.S. authorities were in contact with Russia about seeking his arrest. The case is unrelated to the recently unsealed cyberespionage indictment of five Chinese army hackers accused of stealing trade secrets from American firms using another type of software known as BlackShades. The RCMP was also involved in that investigation, announcing May 19 that Canadian police had raided homes in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec. Though those cyber-attacks relied on similar tactics — including sending emails to unsuspecting victims with links that installed malware — the hackers in the Chinese case, unlike this one, were government officials. Bogachev’s operation, prosecutors say, consisted of criminals in Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom who were assigned different roles within the conspiracy. Authorities say the group is responsible for the development of both “Gameover Zeus” — a network of infected computers that intercept bank account numbers and passwords — and “Cryptolocker,” malicious software that hijacks victims’ computers and demands ransom payments.
NEW YORK — Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal — and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies — are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration’s new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The biggest U.S. natural gas producer, Exxon Mobil, will likely see higher demand for its fuel, which emits half the carbon dioxide as coal. The biggest nuclear power generator, Exelon, and biggest wind farm operator, Next Era Energy, may fetch higher prices for their carbon-free power. Companies that sell wind turbines, solar panels, or energy efficiency technology — such as General Electric, Siemens, First Solar and SunPower — may also come out winners. Coal stands to be a big loser. Last year 78 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector came from coal. Electric customers will likely pay higher prices for power, though efficiency measures could reduce the impact of higher prices. The proposed rule, announced Monday, would require a 30 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide from the electric power sector from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule isn’t scheduled to become final until next year and it will likely face extensive political and legal challenges. If the rule goes through, states will have until 2018 to develop their own plans to meet the new targets. How each state decides to do this will determine how much it will help or hurt customers, power companies, and others
who supply fuels or technology to the industry. Some states will likely set up or join an existing scheme that caps the amount of emissions from the power sector, but allows power companies to trade emissions permits with each other. These schemes, known as “cap and trade” programs, have the effect of increasing the value of low-carbon and carbon-free power. Other states may instead require big improvements in energy efficiency or heavily subsidize renewable power generation such as wind and solar. The impact of the rule, though, may be less than advocates and opponents say. Emissions have fallen so fast since 2005 that the country is already nearly halfway to its goal. Separate clean air rules are expected to have a side effect of reducing emissions by another 5 per cent by 2018. That will leave the country 12 years to reduce emissions by another 10 per cent, an amount Bernstein Research’s Hugh Wynne calls “eminently doable.”
● Nuclear Generators. If carbon-free power becomes more valuable to the marketplace, no one will benefit more than nuclear power producers such as Exelon, Entergy, Public Service Enterprise Group and First Energy. ● Natural Gas companies. Companies that produce natural gas, such as Exxon and Chesapeake Energy; or deliver it, such as Spectra Energy and Kinder Morgan; or produce power with it, like Calpine, could benefit. Bernstein Research estimates that a 10 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions could lead to a
12 per cent rise in U.S. natural gas demand. ● Renewables. Companies that make wind turbines or solar panels, or develop or operate wind and solar farms, could benefit a couple of ways. States may encourage or subsidize construction, and clean power may become more valuable in the market. ● Electric technology companies. Companies that help make equipment and technology that helps the grid deliver power more efficiently or helps customers reduce their power could benefit. Those include ABB, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Opower and Silver Spring Networks.
● Coal miners. U.S. coal production has declined in recent years, especially in higher-cost regions such as Appalachia. A 10 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions will mean a decline of 180 million tons, or 18 per cent, in U.S. coal production, according to Bernstein Research. That would hurt miners such as Peabody Energy, Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal. ● Railroads. U.S. railroads depend on shipping coal for a significant percentage of their revenue. If utilities use less, railroads will ship less. ● Coal generators. Companies such as NRG Energy and Dynegy that generate electricity with coal-fired powered power plants in unregulated markets may either have to pay for power plant upgrades or pollution allowances, which would reduce profits. ● Electric customers. Power prices and power bills are influenced by many factors, but environmental regulations tend to push power prices up.
B12 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Bringing about change in India not easy BRUTAL GANG-RAPES REFLECTS AN IMMENSE CULTURAL DIVIDE AND A DEEP AMBIVALENCE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The vows for change came quickly after the young Indian woman was beaten, gang-raped on a moving bus and finally died in a faraway hospital. No longer, politicians promised, would rape victims be shamed by police. No longer, the judicial system said, would rapists be able to blame their victims. Thousands of people swept through the streets of New Delhi in spontaneous protests after the December 2012 bus rape, demanding protection for women. The victim became “the daughter of the entire nation,” said Sushma Swaraj, now the country’s foreign minister. Much has changed in the 18 months since then — harsher laws against rape, increased media focus on sexual violence, new police units dedicated to helping women. But a gang rape last week that left two teenage cousins dead, their corpses hanging from a village mango tree, has revealed the immense gulf that remains in India. In a nation that can at times appear convulsed with outrage over a culture of sexual violence, there are plenty of occasions when it seems little has changed at all. Prominent politicians have been largely silent since last week’s rapes, and there have been only a handful of protests, most attracting just a few dozen demonstrators. The largest protest, with about 200 women, occurred Monday, six days after the girls were first reported missing. The case domi-
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Activists shout slogans during a candle lit vigil to protest against the gang rape of two teenage girls, in New Delhi, India on Saturday. Police arrested a third suspect and hunted for two others in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in Katra village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a case that has prompted national outrage. nated TV news for a day or so, but soon slipped from view. The attack happened in Uttar Pradesh, a sprawling north Indian state with nearly 200 million residents. But when the state’s top politician was asked about it, he ridiculed the journalists questioning him. “Aren’t you safe?” Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav demanded of the re-
porters. “Then why are you worried? What’s it to you?” The comment aroused only a brief flurry of headlines. After all, Yadav’s father — Uttar Pradesh’s former chief minister, and now head of the state’s ruling party — made far blunter comments about gang-rapists last month, arguing against the death penalty for convicted attackers by saying “boys
will be boys.” Some see the lack of anger rooted in the victims’ caste. The girls attacked last week were dalits, from the group long known in India as “untouchables,” an overwhelmingly poor and ill-educated community which still faces daily discrimination. While the men accused in the attack were also low-caste, their community — the Yadavs — is politically powerful in Uttar Pradesh. “It’s not a coincidence that the children who were raped and hanged were dalits,” said Ranjana Kumari, one of India’s most prominent women’s activists and director of the New Delhibased Center for Social Research. She believes the rapes may have been political revenge, since few dalits support the ruling party, which is headed by Yadavs. The rapists could have been “attacking the pride of the dalit community.” But if the response to the rape has been muted, the crime has not been ignored. Amid the brief flurry of media attention, officials arrested two police officers and fired two more for failing to investigate when the father of one victim reported the girls missing. Three suspects, all from an extended family, have been arrested, and police are searching for two more suspects. And not long after mocking the journalists, the chief minister called on the federal government to have the Central Bureau of Investigation, India’s FBI, investigate the attack. He also urged that the suspects be tried in special fast-track courts, bypassing the normal Indian court system, which can take years to issue verdicts in the simplest cases.
Spike in children crossing U.S. border worrisome to Obama BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday described a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexican border as an “urgent humanitarian situation,” as the White House asked Congress for an extra $1.4 billion in federal money to cope. Obama said the U.S. will temporarily house the children at two military bases. Obama appointed the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate, to be in charge of the situation. In its new estimates, the government said as many as 60,000 children, mostly from Central America, could be caught this year trying to cross the Mexican
border illegally, costing the U.S. more than $2.28 billion to house, feed and transport the children to shelters or reunite them with relatives already living in the United States. The new estimate is about $1.4 billion more than the government asked for in Obama’s budget request sent to Congress earlier this year. Obama described the growing humanitarian issue at the border in a presidential memorandum Monday that outlined a government-wide response led by Fugate. Obama’s director of domestic policy, Cecilia Munoz, said the number of children travelling alone has been on the rise since 2009, but the increase was larger than last year. Munoz said the group also now includes more girls and larger numbers of children younger than 13.
“All of these things are contributing to the sense of urgency,” Munoz said. “These are children who have gone through a harrowing experience alone. We’re providing for their proper care.” The growth has surpassed the system’s capacity to process and house the children. Last month, the federal government opened an emergency operations centre at a border headquarters in South Texas to help co-ordinate the efforts and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Health and Human Services Department, turned to the Defence Department for the second time since 2012 to help house children in barracks at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. Mark Greenberg, an assistant secretary at the Health and Human Services Department, said about 1,000 chil-
dren were being housed at the Texas base and as many as 600 others could soon be housed at a U.S. Navy base in Southern California. The number of children found trying to cross the Mexican border without parents has skyrocketed in recent years. Between 2008 and 2011, the number of children landing in the custody of Refugee Resettlement fluctuated between 6,000 and 7,500 per year. In 2012 border agents apprehended 13,625 unaccompanied children and that number surged even more — to 24,668 — last year. The total is expected to exceed 60,000 this year. More than 90 per cent of those sheltered by the government are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, many driven north by pervasive violence and poverty in their home countries.
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